EUROTRASH Monday: Roglič Roars to Giro Victory!


Primoz Roglič took a daring closing total Giro d’Italia victory within the savage penultimate stage up the Monte Lussari. All of the information and rider reactions from the Giro d’Italia, Boucles de la Mayenne, RideLondon Classique, Tour of Norway and the Van Marksteijn Fences Traditional with video.

Patrick Lefevere completely towards the mountain time trial on Monte Lussari – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Tadej Pogačar following an adjusted program, Wout Van Aert versus Remco Evenepoel within the Belgian Time Trial championships? Remco Evenepoel again to coaching on Strava and Jan Tratnik on the best way to restoration.

Crew information: EOLO-Kometa in search of a title sponsor.

Plus Chantal van den Broek-Blaak has a daughter.


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TOP STORY: Lefevere Completely In opposition to Mountain Time Trial on Monte Lussari
On Sunday the Giro d’Italia had its closing decisive stage; a particular mountain time trial to Monte Lussari. This was a climb of seven.3 kilometres at a median 12.1%, with a ramp of twenty-two% within the finale. Patrick Lefevere, Soudal Fast-Step’s crew supervisor, shouldn’t be a fan of this specific mountain time trial.

Lefevere doesn’t mince phrases in his column for Het Nieuwsblad. “A time trial decides the Giro, though you may as well name it a circus. I’m not going to weigh my phrases: how the course is now drawn, I’m 300 p.c towards. I don’t perceive the fascination with these excessive percentages of gradient. This Giro has supplied proof: the steeper the mountain, the extra typically it provides beginning to a mouse.”

The crew boss additionally appears to be like on the CPA riders’ union and the riders themselves. “Within the Giro stage to Crans Montana, the peloton wished a shortening of the stage and so they bought it. However then I don’t perceive why they let immediately’s time trial cross. Ilan Van Wilder rode the time trial with a 36×34 gear. That’s mountain biking, not highway racing. I feel we should always monitor the boundaries of the assorted disciplines extra strictly.”

In accordance with Lefevere, the mountain time trial to Monte Lussari is not of this time. “After which within the closing ten decisive kilometres there’s a mechanic on a bike behind, with a bicycle over his shoulder. Are these the skilled requirements you need to propagate as a biking sport? I feel it’s a farce,” he’s very clear.

A couple of days earlier than the beginning of the Giro d’Italia, there was a lot dialogue concerning the mountain time trial. There have been logistical issues as a result of assist automobiles couldn’t comply with the riders on the slender roads. That is why motorbikes had been made accessible, solely it was feared that there was not sufficient house for all motos on the high of the climb.

“On the climb, every rider might be adopted by a mechanic who sits on the again of the bike with a spare bike on his again. Not straightforward in apply, however it has occurred prior to now,” mentioned sports activities director Geert Van Bondt of Soudal Fast-Step.

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Giro d’Italia 2023
Filippo Zana gained Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. The Jayco AlUla rider out-sprinted Thibaut Pinot at high of the Palafavera in Val di Zoldo. Geraint Thomas and Primoz Roglič dropped João Almeida within the finale for the Slovenian to leap over him by 10 seconds. Thomas stays the general chief on his birthday.

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On Thursday, the riders had numerous climbing on the menu. There have been 5 categorised climbs. The final 50 kilometres had been particularly robust with a primary class climb and two second class climbs. It was anticipated that the escapees would take the victory, particularly with tougher phases on Friday and Saturday’s mountain TT in thoughts.

The assaults began as quickly because the peloton left Oderzo. Ben Healy tried to go from the gun. The Irishman had a couple of different riders with him, however his assault try was unsuccessful. Healy had tried an excessive amount of on the flat and was dropped on the primary climb. This was not excellent news for the chief of the KOM. Different attackers had extra luck and prolonged their lead on the Passo della Crossetta (13.5km at 7.1%). After the summit, the early break was full: Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën), Derek Gee and Marco Frigo (Israel-Premier Tech), Vadim Pronskiy (Astana Qazaqstan), Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) and Filippo Zana (Jayco AlUla). On the Passo della Crossetta Primoz Roglič was behind the peloton and let a spot go. It wasn’t clear whether or not he was in bother, however it was not signal. The Slovenian favorite was introduced again to the peloton on the wheel of Sepp Kuss. INEOS Grenadiers had seen that Roglič was having a tough time and lifted the tempo.

After the highest of the primary climb, peace returned to the peloton and the main group was in a position to get additional away. On the foot of the third and hardest climb of the day, the Forcella Cibiana (9.7km at 7.7%), their lead was 6 minutes. Pinot was first on the high of the Forcella Cibiana, making him the digital chief within the King of the Mountains classification. The Frenchman of Groupama-FDJ was additionally solely 6:48 behind pink jersey wearer Geraint Thomas, so INEOS Grenadiers determined to hurry issues up once more. Laurens De Plus took management early on. The Belgian put in numerous sturdy work and the entrance riders misplaced a minute and a half. At 11 kilometres from the end, the entrance group, who had been not had Pronskiy with them, began the climb. The Coi (5.5km at 9.5%) was very steep, with sections of as much as 19% gradient. Pinot was going nicely and accelerated early on the Coi. Italian champion Zana was in a position to comply with, the remainder of the main group needed to let go.

Within the thinned peloton, Jumbo-Visma moved their males ahead. Sepp Kuss, with Roglič on his wheel, went very exhausting on the entrance and instantly many favourites, together with second positioned João Almeida, needed to let go. Jay Vine tried to deliver the Portuguese rider again to the group with Kuss, Roglič, Thomas and Eddie Dunbar, however they may solely get shut. Earlier than the highest there was an assault from Roglič. The Slovenian had Thomas on his wheel. Simply earlier than the highest of the Coi, Vine and Almeida got here very near the group of Roglič, Thomas and Kuss, however it wasn’t potential for Almeida to make contact. He had misplaced his teammate Vine as a result of them over capturing a nook on the descent. The Portuguese climber was now on his personal on the Palafavera (2.3 km at 6.9%). On the entrance there was nonetheless a dash for the victory. Pinot began his dash very early, so Zana might shelter on his wheel earlier than leaping previous the Frenchman within the final metres. Pinot didn’t surrender, however Zana had sufficient left for a robust closing punch. Zana took the most important victory of his profession. Pinot and Barguil had been second and third. Behind; Almeida had caught Dunbar and tried to catch Thomas and Roglič, however couldn’t. The Portuguese rider misplaced greater than 20 seconds within the closing kilometre. Roglič jumped over Almeida once more within the common classification.

# You may see the complete PEZ ‘Stage Report’ HERE. #

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Stage winner, Filippo Zana (Jayco AlUla): “For me this Giro d’Italia has been a dream. I must thank Crew Jayco AlUla for permitting me to affix a WorldTour Crew and bringing me to the place I’m now, at this stage. It’s one of the best crew I might have joined to assist me develop and produce me to this stage and play my greatest playing cards. I must thank all my crew members, all of the riders who’ve helped me, Marco Pinotti… That is unimaginable. Within the closing dash I attempted to remain behind till the final second as I believed that an event comparable to that is fairly uncommon, and I wished to provide every little thing. It went nicely on the finish, it was a 50/50 alternative however in the long run I had one thing further. It’s an unimaginable feeling, to win a stage on the Giro d’Italia sporting the Italian nationwide champion jersey!”

The Maglia Rosa and eighth on the stage, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “Primoz [Roglič], Joao [Almeida] and I are fairly related. They every had a nasty day and it may very well be me tomorrow. I don’t get carried away, I simply do the fundamentals. I’m positive it’ll go all the way down to the TT on the final mountain day. Definitely Roglič was loads higher immediately. That was anticipated. It was an excellent robust day, with the warmth as nicely. It looks like a very completely different race than within the first two weeks. It’s a large bonus for me to be within the Maglia Rosa. I’m 37. I shouldn’t be doing this, I ought to be on the seaside. It’s good to benefit from the good moments of a profession as a result of there was loads of down.”

third total and ninth within the stage, João Almeida (UAE Crew Emirates): “It was very exhausting from the begins. I did my greatest and I’m proud of it, I couldn’t do any higher than that. At the moment was exhausting and tomorrow ought to be even tougher so it’s not going to be straightforward, I goal to be up with the rivals and struggle till the top. They had been stronger than me immediately. Not superb however on the finish of the day I’m fairly joyful. We’re near Rome however there’s nonetheless numerous racing left.”

tenth on the stage and 4th total, Eddie Dunbar (Jayco AlUla): “I mentioned to Brent final evening ‘I feel Filippo will win tomorrow!’. I’m tremendous joyful for him. What a day, to win within the nationwide champion’s jersey on the Giro d’Italia. It’s unimaginable. I’ve moved as much as fourth on GC too. When Roglič attacked I simply went at my very own tempo, and I knew Almeida was coming throughout. Once they caught me I simply sat on them as a lot as I might. There was a second on the descent the place we misjudged it a bit. We’re taking it daily, these victories don’t come round all that always and I feel this victory is only a credit score to everybody on the crew immediately. Chapeau!”

2nd on the stage and KOM, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ): “Tomorrow the purpose is to defend my lead within the King of the Mountains classification. Now there’s a lot much less disappointment. It’s a part of racing. I gave every little thing I had, I misplaced within the dash. I took a long way within the dash, however I made a mistake. I’ve much less regrets now, the strongest rider has gained. I wasn’t ok. Within the closing I had unfavorable ideas and perhaps that made me much less assured than Zana. Tomorrow there’s one other probability. Two days in the past I didn’t suppose I might win once more. I didn’t really feel nicely and had aches and pains that deliver again dangerous recollections. I deserved that. Tomorrow it will likely be a purpose to maintain the jersey. It has at all times been a dream to be on the rostrum on the Giro. It isn’t the rostrum of the overall classification, however it’s also lovely. Ending that manner within the Giro, that might be a pleasant picture.”

fifth on the stage, Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën): “It was a fantastic stage. I introduced to my teammates and the workers that I wished to go within the breakaway immediately. I used to be satisfied that the break would succeed immediately. It felt good to say it and it’s even higher to have completed it. The breakaway bought away by way of exhausting using on the Passo della Crosetta, the primary cross of the day, after a giant struggle. We had been a robust group. The favorite groups didn’t give us a lot leeway on the primary ascent. However fortunately we had the wind at our backs within the valley. All of us labored rather well collectively and that allowed us to widen the hole to go to the top. Perhaps I didn’t get the victory on the end, however I’m having fun with my good situation by way of this third week. I’ve no regrets. I had good emotions however I used to be not sturdy sufficient to win. There’s nonetheless an opportunity tomorrow. I’ll attempt to attempt my luck once more if I nonetheless have a bit of energy in my legs!”

sixth total, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “At the moment was one other exhausting day. I bought by way of as a result of the crew supported me nicely till the final climb. I rode my very own tempo as a result of I knew it might be very, very exhausting for me. However I’m very proud of the end result and joyful that I’m nonetheless in sixth place total.”

Giro d’Italia Stage 18 Consequence:
1. Filippo Zana (Ita) Jayco AlUla in 4:25:12
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
3. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic at 0:50
4. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech at 1:03
5. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 1:24
6. Marco Frigo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:56
8. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
9. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 2:17
10. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 2:32.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 18:
1. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 76:25:51
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:29
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:39
4. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 3:39
5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 3:51
6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 4:27
7. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 4:43
8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 4:47
9. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:53
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:52.

Giro’23 stage 18:


Santiago Buitrago gained the Stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia. The Colombian of Bahrain Victorious was a part of the break of the day and proved to be the strongest on the ultimate climb to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. His fellow escapee Derek Gee took his fourth second place of this Giro. Primoz Roglič managed to take 3 seconds again on Geraint Thomas with a closing effort, João Almeida misplaced time.

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On the method to the mountains the highway step by step began to go up increasingly more, Veljko Stojnić (Corratec-Selle Italia) and Larry Warbasse (AG2R Citroën) managed to take a spot. The 2 had been forward of the pack for some time, however the many assaults didn’t cease within the peloton. Warbasse’s teammate Alex Baudin and Derek Gee had been in a position to cross. Magnus Cort additionally succeeded a bit of later.

Subsequent to make the bounce had been Nicolas Prodhomme, Vadim Pronskiy, Patrick Konrad and Davide Gabburo. Some riders from INEOS Grenadiers, Jumbo-Visma and UAE Crew Emirates additionally wished to affix the group, however the groups of the GC males neutralised one another’s assaults. Santiago Buitrago was in a position to join, similar to Michael Hepburn and Stefano Oldani. Mattia Bais, José Joaquín Rojas and Carlos Verona after a protracted chase. There have been fifteen riders within the break. Peace returned to the peloton and so they allowed the break to increase their result in about 5 minutes. Earlier than the Passo Campolonga actually began, Ben Healy, second within the King of the Mountains classification, attacked. This led to a response from blue jersey wearer Thibaut Pinot. The Frenchman, who can also be seventh total, closed the hole, after which the 2 shook fingers and dropped again to the peloton once more. Healy was not completed, a couple of kilometres later the Irishman went once more. This time Pinot was straight on Healy’s wheel, so he didn’t get anyplace. Once more the 2 got here again to the already thinned peloton. The bunch then gave extra space to the main group: on the Passo Valparola the distinction elevated to eight minutes. Stojnić was dropped, whereas Verona crashed as a result of AG2R crew automobile hitting him from behind. He was in a position to proceed.

The break didn’t get rather more than 8 minutes due Jayco AlUla began to chase within the peloton. Eddie Dunbar’s 4th place was at risk as a result of Buitrago within the main group. The Colombian was simply over eight minutes behind the Irishman. UAE Crew Emirates additionally contributed to the pursuit, however when the distinction was decreased, each groups left the work to INEOS Grenadiers once more. On the Passo Giau Verona accelerated. Buitrago, Gee, Hepburn and Cort joined him on the climb, adopted by Prodhomme and Pronskiy on the descent. Warbasse, Oldani, Konrad and Gabburo additionally finally bought again. Within the favourites group nothing occurred. Wouldn’t it come on the Passo Tre Croci? The seven up entrance appeared like they’d compete for the stage victory because the began the climb with a bonus of 6:30. Firstly of the climb, Warbasse attacked. The American rode forward for some time, however Buitrago then closed the hole with Cort on his wheel. Warbasse was dropped instantly, Gee was in a position to return as did the surprisingly sturdy Hepburn. There have been now 4 leaders. In the meantime, the peloton had additionally began the climb, however not after Primoz Roglič had modified bikes. It appeared prefer it was all going to occur on the climb to Tre Cime di Lavaredo as nothing happed amongst the favourites on the Passo Tre Croci both. All the pieces was nonetheless potential on the entrance, as a result of on the plateau between the 2 climbs, the main group grew once more. Hepburn didn’t prefer it and put the strain on once more. It was the identical riders who might comply with: Buitrago, Cort and Gee. The Canadian noticed his second with 7 kilometres to go and took off.

Buitrago lagged behind the Canadian for a very long time. He didn’t lose floor, however he didn’t get any nearer both. At 1.5 kilometres from the end, the Colombian closed the hole and instantly left Gee behind. The Bahrain Victorious rider managed to maintain up his effort to the finish-line. Like final 12 months, when he additionally had a stage victory within the Giro d’Italia. Gee completed second for the fourth time on this Giro. The favourites stayed collectively for a very long time on the ultimate climb. Eddie Dunbar needed to let go about 2 kilometres from the road, however little else occurred. João Almeida took the lead, however there was no cut up. Primož Roglič attacked simply over 1 kilometre from the end. This did trigger some harm, however Geraint Thomas returned simply. Almeida additionally rejoined once more and took the lead. Damiano Caruso and Thymen Arensman additionally managed to drag them selves again. 5 hundred meters from the end, it was pink jersey wearer Thomas who gave it a kick. Roglič struggled to shut the hole, Almeida cracked. The Slovenian returned, then misplaced some metres, however finally went previous the Welshman of INEOS Grenadiers. Roglič gained 3 seconds on his greatest competitor for the general victory. He crossed the road in fourth, simply behind Magnus Cort, who took the bonus seconds from him. Thomas completed fifth. Almeida got here in sixth and misplaced 23 seconds to Roglič.

# You may see the complete PEZ ‘Stage Report’ HERE. #

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stage winner Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious): “The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is crucial stage of this Giro. To win right here solo is implausible after the exhausting instances I had through the race. I knew I had the legs for profitable however it’s been obscure what the peloton was doing behind. It’s essential for me to win right here. I’ve labored a lot earlier than the Giro. I’m bettering my biking. I hope someday I’ll be capable to struggle for the best positions on GC.”

The Maglia Rosa and fifth on the stage, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “It was a tricky day, a stable, however once more the boys rode rather well. We anticipated perhaps UAE or Jumbo to attempt to win the stage. It didn’t materialise. It’s been a protracted race with numerous climbing. Once I went 400 metres to go, I realised it was a great distance however I’m joyful to achieve time on Joao, I misplaced a few seconds on Primoz. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. I feel tomorrow’s race fits me higher than the final 500 metres immediately. I’ll simply concentrate on myself and race as quick as I can.”

2nd on the stage, Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech): “I wished to be within the run for the factors for the factors jersey in order that I might safe my second place. We thought it was a day for the classification riders. I didn’t have what occurred within the final kilometres. I knew Buitrago was gone, his acceleration was loopy. I didn’t know the place everybody was, I additionally had no thought the place the GC riders had been. I went full throttle to the end. That damage loads. It’s fairly excessive right here, there’s little oxygen. I feel it’s going to take some time for this to sink in. I can’t suppose anymore. Perhaps I got here in second loads. But when I keep within the peloton, I gained’t win anyway. Then I’d relatively be second.”

4th on the stage and 2nd total, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “It has been two lovely days within the Dolomites. However crucial day is tomorrow. As a crew, we are able to look again on day. Ultimately, I had the legs to attempt one thing. I loved the large assist on the facet. It’s nice to cross so many enthusiastic supporters. I anticipate it to be a madhouse once more tomorrow. Perhaps that assist, mixed with good legs, can result in one thing good. Now we have been working in direction of the final a part of this race, and tomorrow might be decisive. I’ll do my greatest, give every little thing and attempt to get power from the followers’ assist. It guarantees to be a difficult however thrilling day.

eighth on the stage and seventh total, Thymen Arensman (INEOS Grenadiers): “Geraint did an excellent job. That’s good and good for tomorrow. I can’t converse for G whether or not he’s joyful, however should you go into the time trial with a lead, it’s at all times higher than should you begin with a backlog. I felt excellent. Laurens De Plus was additionally tremendous sturdy immediately. Ben Swift had some issues, however Salvatore Puccio was tremendous sturdy. He was tremendous spectacular. I used to be in a position to do one final flip for Geraint after that. Will probably be an fascinating and hard time trial I’m positively trying ahead to that.”

twelfth on the stage and fifteenth total, Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma): “On such a steep climb at altitude, it’s important to save every little thing for the final kilometres. It was assault. We knew an early assault wouldn’t get very far. It was chilly and actually, actually exhausting. If I now have a look at the variations on this race, they’re extra as a result of somebody at all times fell by way of. Might we’ve completed extra this race? We did our greatest day-after-day. Now it’s as much as Roglič tomorrow. I feel it will likely be numerous enjoyable.

nineteenth on the stage and twentieth total, Patrick Konrad (BORA-hansgrohe): “At the moment I wished to attempt to get into the break, which I finally managed to do. The plan was then both to race for a stage end result or to be there for Lenni within the closing part. And when Lenni was alone within the Maglia Rosa group, I waited for him and tried to deliver him over the past kilometre and a half, and from that perspective, the plan went fairly nicely immediately. I feel he’s nonetheless in place for tomorrow’s time trial.”

Giro d’Italia Stage 19 Consequence:
1. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious in 5:28:07
2. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:51
3. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 1:46
4. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
5. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:49
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 2:09
7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 2:16
10. Einer Augusto Rubio (Col) Movistar at 2:26.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 19:
1. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 81:55:47
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:26
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:59
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 4:11
5. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 4:53
6. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 5:10
7. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:13
8. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 5:54
9. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 6:08
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:30.

Giro’23 stage 19:


Primoz Roglič turned the tables on Stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia. The Slovenian of Jumbo-Visma gained the mountain time trial to Monte Lussari, regardless of having gear issues on the climb, he rode Geraint Thomas out of the pink jersey. The Welshman misplaced 40 seconds and the general lead by 14 seconds.


The time trial was divided into three ‘waves’, beginning at 11.30am. Many sprinters and different non-climbers began within the first warmth. Thibault Guernalec (Arkéa-Samsic) was within the lead for a very long time. Within the second wave, Thomas Gloag got here near the Frenchman, though the Jumbo-Visma teenager celebrated with the general public within the final lots of of meters.

Thomas Champion wasn’t losing time, the 23 year-old Cofidis rider gave it every little thing and took over the lead from Guernalec. He quickly needed to give his place within the scorching seat to Matthew Riccitello. The climber of Israel-Premier Tech confirmed that the race might go sooner, reducing Champion’s time by virtually 2 minutes. Within the second wave, nobody could be higher. Issues modified early within the third wave. It was Jay Vine who changed Riccitello, however solely simply. The Australian time trial champion was solely 3 seconds higher. Vine couldn’t benefit from the lead for a really very long time, as a result of his teammate Brandon McNulty quickly went 46 seconds beneath his time. The Individuals had been doing nicely. After Riccitello and McNulty, Sepp Kuss additionally took the lead. The Jumbo-Visma climber was 2 seconds higher than McNulty on the end. Ilan Van Wilder took the fifth quickest time, at this level, however did higher than Santiago Buitrago. He moved as much as twelfth place.

In the meantime, João Almeida, Primoz Roglič and Geraint Thomas had all began. On the first intermediate level, Roglič was one of the best: he took 4 seconds on Almeida and a pair of on Thomas. Thomas had misplaced a while as he modified his bike and helmet, simply earlier than the primary intermediate level. On the second intermediate level there have been good instances from Thymen Arensman and Thibaut Pinot, whereas Eddie Dunbar misplaced time. The Irishman would lose his fifth (and sixth) place to Pinot and Arensman. Damiano Caruso clocked the identical time as Kuss on the intermediate level to defend his 4th place at this level. Almeida additionally got here by way of with the identical time as Caruso and Kuss. Roglič was greater than 30 seconds higher and was 16 seconds up on Thomas, who got here by way of in second place. Quickly after that, the Jumbo-Visma rider’s chain off and he needed to get off the bike and type out the issue earlier than he may very well be pushed off. Even with this downside he nonetheless clocked the highest time on the final intermediate level and the Slovenian was quickest on the end. He was higher than Damiano Caruso and Joao Almeida, who had clocked the earlier high instances.

Now it was a case of ready for Thomas, the final to complete. The pink jersey wearer had given every little thing, however conceded 40 seconds to Roglič on the line. This was 14 seconds too late to maintain the general lead. The pink jersey went to Roglič on the penultimate day of the Giro.

# You may see the complete PEZ ‘Stage Report’ HERE. #

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Stage winner and Maglia Rosa, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “I don’t have phrases for it but. That is what it’s all about. Giving up is out of the query so long as there’s a glimmer of hope. We noticed that once more immediately. Typically you lose, and generally you win. At the moment, we got here out on high. I wished to make the folks right here and all of the followers world wide proud. That was my principal purpose immediately. Hopefully, I used to be in a position to try this. I’m tremendous proud and joyful. We put all our power into this struggle and loved each metre. It’s particular that all of it got here collectively on this lovely place. It looks like house to me. I spent my complete childhood only a stone’s throw from right here. I didn’t take into consideration giving up for a second. These items occur in biking. I saved my cool and put the chain again on. I regained my tempo and went all out to the road. Ultimately, that was sufficient for this nice end result. So much occurred on the best way to this victory. I by no means gave up and was surrounded by the proper folks; we achieved this glorious end result collectively. At the moment, I had the energy in my legs to complete it off. The followers had been unimaginable. It is a day I’ll bear in mind for the remainder of my life.”

2nd on the stage and total, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “I might really feel my legs going a kilometre and a half from the highest of that climb. I suppose it’s good to lose by that a lot relatively than a second or two – as that might be worse I feel. To be trustworthy Primoz deserves that. He had a mechanical as nicely and nonetheless put 40 seconds in to me, so chapeau to him. If you happen to had instructed me this again in Feb-March I’d have bit your hand off. However now I’m devastated. With the season I’ve had up up to now I may be pleased with that. I’m simply gutted for the boys as nicely, they’ve labored so exhausting. I simply need to say a large because of everybody again house and who has come out right here to assist. Even the Italian followers they’ve been unimaginable.”

third on the stage and total, João Almeida (UAE Crew Emirates): “I used to be feeling good, particularly in the long run. I used to be proud of my effort and with the end result. The opposite two guys had been stronger and Primoz deserved to win the race so congratulations to him. As a rider I hold bettering a bit yearly so I’m very glad with my Giro and the best way issues are going.”

14th on the stage and ninth total, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “As anticipated, this was a very troublesome time trial. We ready nicely for it and knew that I had probability of doing nicely. What can I say, aside from I give it my all, on this final decisive day within the GC, and I’m happy with my efficiency.”

thirteenth on the stage and twelfth total, Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal Fast-Step): “For me this isn’t a time trial. It was actually horrible. They might have simply discovered a climb the place you possibly can have ridden your time trial bike to the highest. However they need to make a spectacle of it. I began comparatively quietly and had a really fast bike change. After that I could have began the climb a bit too exhausting, which made it a bit tougher for me within the second half. Ultimately I bought by way of it once more. Tonight I’m going to say ‘foert’ (what the hell!) and simply eat what I need. And luxuriate in tomorrow.”

Giro d’Italia Stage 20 Consequence:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 44:23
2. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:40
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:42
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at0:55
5. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:59
6. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma at 1:05
7. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:07
8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:18
9. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 1:49
10. Jay Vine (Aus) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:53.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 20:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 82:40:36
2. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:14
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:15
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 4:40
5. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 5:43
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:05
7. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 7:30
8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 7:31
9. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 7:46
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 9:08.

Giro’23 stage 20:


Mark Cavendish gained the Closing Stage 21 of the Giro d’Italia in Rome. The British rider of Astana Qazaqstan was by far the quickest within the bunch dash. Alex Kirsch was second, Filippo Fiorelli third. Primoz Roglič’s total victory was not at risk on the ultimate day.


As typical, not a lot occurred within the opening a part of the ultimate stage. Many riders got here to Primoz Roglič to congratulate the Slovenian on his total victory, together with Geraint Thomas, who misplaced the pink on Saturday to the Jumbo-Visma rider. Jumbo-Visma sat on the entrance of the peloton to maintain the tempo pretty brisk.

The stage motion actually began at about 70 kilometres from the end. Maxime Bouet of Arkéa-Samsic bought issues going. He put in a transfer and was joined by Cesare Benedetti and Toms Skujins. Skujins was second within the intermediate dash classification, behind Derek Gee. The Latvian took sufficient factors to cross the Canadian within the classification. Gee was once more second. The stage victory was not going to go to the ‘Break of the Day’. DSM, Bahrain Victorious, Cofidis and EOLO-Kometa labored on the entrance of the peloton, in order that their benefit was by no means greater than 30 seconds and so they might shut the hole once they wished. That got here with 14 kilometres to go, simply after the beginning of the final lap. Magnus Cort had jumped to the trio simply earlier than they had been caught was additionally again within the bunch.

Eddie Dunbar, seventh total, needed to cope with a series downside, however the Irishman was quickly in a position to return to the peloton, which was making ready for the bunch dash. Nonetheless, two riders had different plans: Mirco Maestri and, in fact, Derek Gee. The 2 attacked 2 kilometres from the end line, however 1.5 kilometres later they had been caught. The tempo now was very quick. Mark Cavendish was a bit far again at this level, however Luis León Sánchez introduced him ahead. There the British champion acquired assist from an sudden supply. Cavendish’s former teammate Geraint Thomas, second total, took him ahead. The skilled sprinter of Astana Qazaqstan then misplaced some locations once more, however was nonetheless in fourth place when the dash began. It was Movistar’s Fernando Gaviria, who went for a shock transfer once more. It was Cavendish who handed the Colombian sprinter and shot to victory by a giant margin. Alex Kirsch was second, Filippo Fiorelli third. Behind; there was one other huge crash, by which Pascal Ackermann got here down very exhausting.

# You may see the complete PEZ ‘Stage Report’ HERE. #

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Stage winner, Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan): “Any win is a confidence booster, so this one is just too. We type of joked with Geraint Thomas. In 25 years he’s been type of my greatest good friend. He has at all times seen the glass as half full. He’s particular. I couldn’t be happier immediately. I’ve made a giant a part of my racing profession in Italy. To win my final stage of the Giro d’Italia is gorgeous. It is going to keep for ever.”

Closing total winner, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “”There’s a lot emotion occurring after my time trial win yesterday. This was my first time in Rome. The surroundings is unimaginable. It makes me joyful to be a part of the historical past with the place I’ve and I need to say a giant because of everybody concerned. Each Grand Tour is a problem. I can’t examine my win on the Giro with the Tour or La Vuelta. The Giro was what I used to be trying to find this 12 months. I want it was simpler to win however it was a pleasure to struggle with Geraint Thomas who is an effective good friend of mine. Having crushed him right here gained’t have an effect on our relationship.”

2nd total, Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers): “I used to be there within the finale and I noticed Mark Cavendish so why not give a pull. He’s an outdated mate and I predicted he’d win. My job was already completed. It nonetheless hurts to not win the Giro. I noticed Primoz using in pink and I believed it might have been me. I’m nonetheless extraordinarily proud about how we raced as a crew regardless of the losses of Filippo [Ganna], Tao [Goeghegan Hart] and Pavel [Sivakov] however we saved using nicely collectively. Everybody backed me 100%, not simply the riders. It’s been an unimaginable crew effort. We’ll hold going. It’s the lows that make the highs. I don’t know if I’ll be again on the Giro. By no means say by no means!”

third total, João Almeida (UAE Crew Emirates): “It feels fairly particular to complete on the rostrum on this firm. I hope to be again on the rostrum once more sooner or later. I’m nonetheless rising as a rider and eager to see what’s coming within the subsequent years. I had a very good crew by my facet and a few days you possibly can see it on the TV and even generally you don’t see it however they had been at all times there for me and with out them it might have been unattainable, additionally for the exhausting work behind the scenes of all of the workers. It’s a crew effort and one I’m very pleased with.”

4th total, Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious): “I’m glad with my Giro and this 4th place. I did my greatest, and I don’t have any regrets. I might say a stage win would have been a bonus, however as I used to be nicely positioned within the GC, it was not straightforward to have the event to try to get it. The rostrum was troublesome to realize, seeing the sturdy rivals, however I’m more than pleased about my end result and my efficiency on this Giro.”

Maglia Ciclamino, Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious): “It’s been an unimaginable Giro for me and my crew. I’m actually proud of the Maglia Ciclamino. At the moment I hoped to really feel higher however I attempted my greatest for the dash. I need to enhance my biking as a result of I’ve completed many errors throughout this Giro. I hope to do higher sooner or later.”

Maglia Azzurra and fifth total, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ): “My first purpose was a stage however the race unfolded in another way. I additionally got here right here for GC and I end with one of the best. The ice on the cake is the Maglia Azzurra. It’s by no means straightforward to chase a number of objectives. I’m pleased with what I’ve completed on the Giro. I’d have preferred to make the ultimate podium, additionally right here in Rome, in 2018, however that’s my story. With the Maglia Azzurra this time, it’s a wonderful story on the finish of the day.”

ninth on the stage, Arne Marit (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty): “Due to the assistance of my lead out Laurenz Rex, I began the downhill in direction of the end in place. Nonetheless, due to a motion from the left I used to be boxed in. That’s how I misplaced the slipstream of Mark Cavendish. Similar to in every dash of my first Grand Tour it was very nervous, riders got here from all over the place. A competitor made a sudden transfer and I fortuitously managed to keep away from touching him with my entrance wheel. Regardless of this, I managed to acquire my third high ten in my first Grand Tour. That is one thing I may be pleased with. With out my double crash within the fifth stage, I’d have had an additional dash probability. My chain downside within the seventeenth stage was a giant disappointment, as a result of on that day I actually felt that the stage win was inside attain. The principle factor is that I’ll depart this Giro with a giant bag of expertise. I for instance realized how extremely contested the sprints in a Grand Tour are. Not solely the dash groups, but additionally the groups defending the GC riders struggle for one of the best positions within the closing kilometres. I’m additionally proud that I survived all mountain phases. I explored my limits uphill. Through the shortened stage in direction of Crans-Montana, I suffered a lot that I believed my Giro would finish there. However I managed to get by way of it and will fortunately profit from a neater day within the peloton the following day to get well. I’m joyful that I reached Rome, with for the primary time 21 days of racing within the legs, in some of the troublesome and prestigious races on this planet. I skilled all feelings. Euphoria after my fourth place on day two, crashes, sickness, disappointment. From the primary to the final day, we battled to chase stage victories. The ambiance within the crew was nice. Our three Grand Tour debutants completed the Giro, that’s a pleasant achievement. I’m trying ahead to take pleasure in some relaxation tomorrow. The subsequent weeks I’ll mix dash coaching and relaxation to keep up my situation till the nationwide championships, as a result of Gerben Thijssen and I’ve the ambition to point out the colors of our crew in a number of dash races on Belgian soil.”

ninth total, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “This was the primary time that I used to be a GC chief within the grand tour, and I’ve to say that with the ninth place within the common classification, we may be fairly happy. It’s not essentially a simple feat to carry out day in time out for 3 weeks within the grand tour, and I feel that my efficiency is a mirrored image of the exhausting work and preparation that everyone within the crew put into this purpose. I actually need to thank my teammates for his or her assist over the previous few weeks. Though we misplaced two riders as a result of sickness, and a few of us weren’t at all times at 100% health through the race, the morale within the crew was at all times good and the fellows supported me rather well. Thanks additionally to the workers and who supported us right here in Italy. All in all, with our two stage wins with Nico and my ninth place within the common classification, this was a lovely Giro.”

twelfth total, Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal Fast-Step): “We got here with huge expectations on this Giro, we had two stage wins, the maglia rosa, however we bought a giant slap within the face once we misplaced Remco, and as if this wasn’t sufficient, we continued to lose riders to sickness. However even once we carried on in two, we gave our greatest and we may be pleased with ourselves that we made it to Rome. Personally, I’m content material with my place within the standings, particularly because it wasn’t my goal three weeks in the past.”

fifteenth total, Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën): “I’m actually pleased with what I’ve achieved at this Giro d’Italia. It’s an immense satisfaction to have been in a position to elevate my arms in victory at a Grand Tour. The purpose has been reached together with place within the common classification. The entire AG2R Citroën Crew raced with the identical mentality. We had been in a position to take dangers throughout these three weeks of racing and had been very energetic within the breakaways, as an example the one with my brother Valentin on the sixteenth stage. That day, despite the fact that I misplaced time on the opposite favourites, I took my future into my very own fingers. I’m arriving in Rome with no regrets. I had good legs throughout these three weeks, it provides me the urge for food to proceed this momentum by way of the season.”

Giro d’Italia Closing Stage 21 Consequence:
1. Mark Cavendish (GB) Astana Qazaqstan in 2:48:26
2. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
3. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Inexperienced Mission-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
4. Alberto Dainese (Ita) DSM
5. Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Deceuninck
6. Jake Stewart (GB) Groupama-FDJ
7. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
8. Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco AlUla
9. Arne Marit (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
10. Campbell Stewart (NZ) Jayco AlUla.

Giro d’Italia Closing Total Consequence:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 85:29:02
2. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:14
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:15
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 4:40
5. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 5:43
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:05
7. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla at 7:30
8. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 7:31
9. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 7:46
10. Laurens De Plus (Bel) INEOS Grenadiers at 9:08.

Giro’23 stage 21:


Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel 2023
Ivo Oliveira set the quickest time within the Prologue of Boucles de la Mayenne. The Portuguese rider was a number of seconds sooner than Axel Zingle and Benoît Cosnefroy after 4.1 kilometres towards the clock. Oliveira can also be the primary chief within the common classification.

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The primary stage of Boucles de la Mayenne, a prologue of 4.1 kilometres, within the northeast of the nation. High males on the beginning line had been: Marc Hirschi, Benoît Cosnefroy, Arnaud Démare and Axel Zingle.

The primary 2 kilometres of the prologue had been downhill, after which the riders rode to the road in Espace Mayenne through barely ascending roads. Cosnefroy, house rider and one of many favourites for the general victory, rapidly set goal time. The AG2R Citroën rider took 5:20 to finish the brief course, 1 second higher than Mathias Norsgaard.

It took some time earlier than a brand new quickest time got here, however Ivo Oliveira managed to push Cosnefroy off the desk. The 26 year-old Portuguese rider was 3 seconds higher than his French competitor. Within the closing, numerous huge names had been additionally in the beginning, so Oliveira was on no account sure of victory. One of many huge weapons, Démare, set time, however nonetheless misplaced 4 seconds to Oliveira. Hirschi, one of many favourites for the general victory, misplaced 12 seconds. Zingle did get nearer to Oliveira and was solely 2 seconds slower than the UAE Crew Emirates rider. For Oliveira it is just the second victory of his profession. Dutchman Maikel Zijlaard is in sixth place after the prologue. The Tudor rider was 6 seconds slower than stage winner Oliveira. The Belgian Dries Van Gestel was tenth at 7 seconds.

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Prologue winner and total chief, Ivo Oliveira (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’ve been specializing in this stage for the previous month that I’ve been enthusiastic about this TT and I’ve been working actually exhausting in direction of it. I knew it was a type of effort that suited me because it’s much like a observe effort and so knew I may very well be in with a shout of profitable. It’s my first victory with the crew since profitable the Portuguese TT champs some years in the past so I couldn’t be extra joyful. Now we’ll attempt to defend the yellow.”

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Prologue Consequence:
1. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Crew Emirates in 5:17
2. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:02
3. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:03
4. Mathias Norsgaard (Den) Movistar at 0:04
5. Maikel Zijlaard (Ned) Tudor at 0:06
6. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Lorenzo Germani (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
8. Tom Bohli (Sui) Tudor at 0:07
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
10. Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies.

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Total After Prologue:
1. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Crew Emirates in 5:17
2. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:02
3. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:03
4. Mathias Norsgaard (Den) Movistar at 0:04
5. Maikel Zijlaard (Ned) Tudor at 0:06
6. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Lorenzo Germani (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
8. Tom Bohli (Sui) Tudor at 0:07
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
10. Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies

Boucles de la Mayenne’23 prologue:


Oier Lazkano gained Stage 1 of Boucles de la Mayenne on Friday. The Spaniard from Movistar, who was 2nd within the Dwars door Vlaanderen this spring, was a part of the break of the day and rode away from his fellow escapees 10 kilometres earlier than the end in Lassay-les-Châteaux. The peloton adopted 40 seconds behind Lazkano, who can also be the brand new chief on GC.

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Early within the stage, Benoît Cosnefroy and Axel Zingle confirmed themselves on the offensive, however their assault try was countered by prologue winner and classification chief Ivo Oliveira. Then a gaggle of 5 males rode away, with Oier Lazkano (Movistar) as the one WorldTour rider. He had Jacob Hindsgaul (Uno-X), Maël Guégan (CIC U Nantes Atlantique), Thomas Devaux (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93) and Célestin Guillon (Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole) with him.

They by no means bought greater than 6 minutes, however they held up properly in direction of the ultimate. Eleven kilometres earlier than the end, Lazkano determined to go away his fellow escapees behind on the hilly course round Lassay-les-Châteaux. At the moment he had greater than 1 minute and a half on the peloton, the place UAE Crew Emirates and AG2R Citroën managed issues. The peloton began to chase too late. After virtually 4 and a half hours of racing, a robust Lazkano crossed the end line solo. Célestin Guillon was surprisingly 2nd and Jacob Hindsgaul third. Behind; Arnaud Démare sprinted to 4th place on the entrance of the peloton, greater than 40 seconds after Lazkano.

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Stage winner and total chief, Oier Lazkano (Movistar): “A really, very lovely day. It was absolutely the toughest stage of the race and ending like this was a fantastic pleasure. In actuality, the motion was made in an space of heights that was in the course of the race. The chief Oliveira had moved with Zingle and Cosnefroy; we had been reduce off from behind, I set the tempo to chase. I used to be with Gonzalo (Serrano), two or three colleagues had been coming in a gaggle of about ten, and as soon as we managed to neutralise, at a sure second I used to be left alone forward of the peloton and behind the breakaway. Since they’d attacked earlier than, I most well-liked to go forward and anticipate in case they repeated. I made a decision to proceed, I managed to succeed in the lead and from there, we needed to push, push… and once we had a 4 minute lead I realised that we nonetheless had choices. Within the final step by purpose we maintained 2:30. There is no such thing as a victory extra lovely than one other, however it’s the first of the 12 months… and hopefully it is not going to be the final. There’s nonetheless loads forward of us this weekend; It’s a good purpose, however many issues can occur”

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Oier Lazkano (Spa) Movistar in 4:29:07
2. Célestin Guillon (Fra) Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole at 0:31
3. Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X
4. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:41
5. Sandy Dujardin (Fra) TotalEnergies
6. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
7. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
8. Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën
9. Jon Barrenetxea (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10. Manuel Peñalver (Spa) Burgos-BH.

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Total After Stage 1:
1. Oier Lazkano (Spa) Movistar in 4:34:23
2. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:42
3. Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X at 0:43
4. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:44
5. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:45
6. Mathias Norsgaard (Den) Movistar at 0:46
7. Célestin Guillon (Fra) Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole at 0:48
8. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa Samsic at 0:49
10. Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies.

Boucles de la Mayenne’23 stage 1:


Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) gained the Second Stage within the Boucles de la Mayenne. The Frenchman was too quick for Milan Menten (Lotto Dstny) and Arvid de Kleijn (Tudor). Oier Lazkano of Movistar stays total chief.

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The second stage to Meslay-Du-Maine was largely flat for 181 kilometres. With solely three brief categorised climbs, the stage was made for the quick finishers. The primary break of the day consisted of three Frenchmen: Cyril Barthe (Burgos-BH), Léo Danès (CIC U Nantes Atlantique) and Samuel Leroux (Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole).

With 65 kilometres to go, the trio was caught. Then Dimitri Peyskens (Bingoal WB) escaped, and was later joined by Jérémy Leveau (Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole) and Jean-Louis Le Ny (Good Métropole Côte d’Azur). This trio bought away, however remained inside catching vary.

With 13 kilometres to go, this main group was additionally caught by the peloton and the sprinter’s groups ready for a bunch dash. Groupama-FDJ and Tudor dominated on the head of the peloton for Démare and De Kleijn. The final 5 kilometres had been chaotic and the peloton escaped two crashes. Démare hit the ultimate kilometre with two males in entrance of him and began the dash with about 250 metres to go. Menten and De Kleijn got here up rapidly however had been unable to cross the Frenchman and completed second and third. Lazkano remained the chief with one stage to go.

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Stage winner and 2nd total, Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ): “Miles took the lead with 500 metres to go, and I had to verify to do a really lengthy dash. It suited me nicely exactly as a result of it began from far. Clearly, it’s good. Once you’re struggling and also you’re in search of that victory, it feels good for positive to boost your arms. I’ve good emotions once more. I’ve at all times had the motivation, however it’s exhausting to do one thing if you don’t have the power. It’s nice to win immediately, and the entire crew did an incredible work. Laurence did a fantastic job, Clément rode all day, Lorenzo did a giant half within the closing circuit, and I don’t overlook Bram and Miles. It was a fantastic crew victory. There ought to be a brand new alternative for victory tomorrow, even we must stay cautious within the occasion of strikes.”

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ in 4:05:42
2. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
3. Arvid de Kleijn (Ned) Tudor
4. Tord Gudmestad (Nor) Uno-X
5. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Bingoal WB
6. Jason Tesson (Fra) TotalEnergies
7. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
8. Dries Van Gestel (Bel) TotalEnergies
9. Manuel Peñalver (Spa) Burgos-BH
10. Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën.

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Total After Stage 2:
1. Oier Lazkano (Spa) Movistar in 8:40:05
2. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:38
3. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:40
4. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:41
5. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 0:43
6. Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X
7. Sandy Dujardin (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:45
8. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën
9. Mathias Norsgaard (Den) Movistar at 0:46
10. Célestin Guillon (Fra) Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole at 0:48.

Boucles de la Mayenne’23 stage 2:


Arvid de Kleijn gained the Closing Stage 3 of the Boucles de la Mayenne. The Dutchman of the Tudor crew was sooner within the bunch dash than Arnaud Démare and Axel Zingle. The chief’s jersey of Oier Lazkano was in no hazard within the final day of the stage-race

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The fourth and closing stage of the Boucles de la Mayenne went from Montsûrs to Laval over a distance of 167 kilometres. There have been some climbs on the route, however they had been not likely troublesome. It might be troublesome for the riders to get Oier Lazkano out of the chief’s jersey. A dash for the stage victory appeared the more than likely situation. Virtually instantly after the beginning, a climb was ready with the Petit Tourmalet. It impressed Jacob Hindsgaul (Uno-X) to point out his mountain’s jersey, however a break didn’t type. Ultimately a break of 4 did get collectively: Flavien Maurelet (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93), Marco Tizza (Bingoal WB) and teammates Maximilien Juillard and Tom Mainguenaud of Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole. They had been joined by Jon Berrenetxea (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), who was at lower than 1 minute on the general. The peloton, led by Movistar, saved the escapees shut. They took a most lead of about 2 minutes.

Lotto Dstny’s Thomas De Gendt additionally contributed to the chase. The distinction with the 5 entrance riders was decreased to nicely beneath 1 minute at 35 kilometres from the end, after which Berrenetxea dropped again to the peloton. The opposite 4 pushed on and had been joined 5 kilometres later by Ewen Costiou (Arkéa-Samsic) and Oier Lazkano. The general chief had reacted to the assault by Costiou, who was twelfth on the GC. Lazkano was solely defending his jersey and didn’t need to be off the entrance. The six had been caught with 25 kilometres to go. Shortly after the primary crossing of the road, the place Ivo Oliveira and Axel Zingle took 2 and 1 bonus seconds, a brand new main group fashioned: Jérémy Leveau and Célestin Guillon of Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole.

The 2 had a lead of simply over 20 seconds. They put up a courageous struggle, however earlier than the beginning of the 5 kilometre closing lap they had been caught. As soon as on that closing circuit, South African Morné Van Niekerk (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93) made one other try. One and a half kilometres later, nevertheless, he was additionally caught once more. It might be a bunch dash. Within the run-up to that dash, Tudor and Groupama-FDJ fought a duel. With Arvid de Kleijn and Arnaud Démare, each groups had a contender for the win. Miles Scotson begin the dash forward of Démare, who had De Kleijn on his wheel. The Frenchman began first, however the Dutchman got here previous with numerous energy for the victory.

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Closing total winner, Oier Lazkano (Movistar): “It’s important for me to have achieved this primary common in professionals. It has been a really good week, with an exceptional crew at all times by my facet. I thanks very a lot for the work you’ve completed lately; I’m joyful for them and for the entire group. There have been many assaults, however together with your work it has been simpler. I needed to be cautious within the closing stretch, we’ve complied and we’ve been in a position to verify that common. Now in my case I’ve a block of coaching at altitude earlier than the following competitions.”

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Arvid de Kleijn (Ned) Tudor in 3:55:22
2. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
3. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
4. Stian Fredheim (Nor) Uno-X
5. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
6. Gonzalo Serrano (Spa) Movistar
7. Nicolò Parisini (Ita) Q36.5
8. Manuel Peñalver (Spa) Burgos-BH
9. Pierre Gautherat (Fra) AG2R Citroën
10. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Bingoal WB.

Boucles de la Mayenne – Crédit Mutuel Closing Total Consequence:
1. Oier Lazkano (Spa) Movistar in 12:35:30
2. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:29
3. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:33
4. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:38
5. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 0:40
6. Jacob Hindsgaul (Den) Uno-X at 0:43
7. Sandy Dujardin (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:45
8. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën
9. Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:47
10. Célestin Guillon (Fra) Van Rysel-Roubaix Lille Métropole at 0:48.

Boucles de la Mayenne’23 stage 3:


RideLondon Classique 2023
Charlotte Kool gained the opening Stage 1 of the RideLondon Classique. Within the closing, there was a small group nonetheless forward, of which the Dutch rider gained the dash. Clara Copponi was second, Elizabeth Deignan was third. Maike van der Duin completed in fourth place. Due to her victory, Kool can also be the primary chief of the three-day stage race.

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The primary stage of the RideLondon Classique ran from Saffron Walden to Colchester over a distance of 149.7 kilometres. The route was rolling and included some categorised climbs: Sandy Hill (0.7km at 5.6%), however the closing was comparatively flat. The final 500 metres had been painfully uphill once more.

Early within the stage, two riders broke away from the peloton: Hanna Johansson (Torelli) and Francesca Morgans-Slader (AWOL O’Shea). The duo amassed a most lead of just about 3 minutes over the peloton, the place it had remained stressed for some time. Scarlett Souren had tried to cross. Nonetheless, the Dutch rider of Parkhotel Valkenburg ended up caught between break and bunch. Danielle Shrosbree (DAS-Handsling) did managed to make the bounce. Lower than 40 kilometres earlier than the end they had been caught. It led to unrest within the peloton and an assault by Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo). The British rider was away for a couple of kilometres, however as a result of excessive tempo behind her, it was a hopeless mission. It remained stressed afterwards earlier than an elite group broke free.

Among the many 15 riders once more Deignan, but additionally Charlotte Kool (DSM), Maike van der Duin and Chloe Dygert (Canyon//SRAM). The final two, along with Thalita de Jong, linked about 10 kilometres from the end. After that there have been some skirmishes, however in the long run a dash would deliver the choice. Kool was the quickest, beating Clara Copponi and Deignan.

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Stage winner and total chief, Charlotte Kool (DSM): “It was fairly a simple race at first. There have been a couple of ladies within the breakaway so we set the tempo and saved it regular so the hole wouldn’t develop too huge. Within the closing the opposite groups began racing, so Pfeiffer and I countered the assaults, and Megan additionally closed down one rather well, however we needed to actually alter to following the strikes. Me and Pfeiffer ended up within the entrance group. Pfeiffer was good, simply using and never losing power countering assaults. Within the closing she did a tremendous lead out and I simply needed to end it off, so I’m actually proud to take this victory right here and let’s go for it on the opposite days.”

4th on the stage and fifth total, Maike van der Duin (Canyon//SRAM): “It was actually exhausting to chase and get throughout to the entrance group. Within the first a part of the race, we had every little thing beneath management. When the entrance group went, we had too few riders there. When Chloé attacked, and I might later be part of, we went all-in to get throughout to the leaders the place we solely had Soraya. Within the dash, I used to be dissatisfied to get fourth. I misplaced the wheel of Chloé within the lead-out. I wasn’t contemporary, and it was the primary time I’m with using Chloé. We study from it, and we go once more tomorrow. We may be proud we got here right into a place to have the ability to struggle for the stage win, however we’re not proud of a fourth place.”

Chloé Dygert (Canyon//SRAM): “There was a visitors island on a small little left-hand descent, and the place I used to be positioned behind the crew prepare, I had nowhere to go however over the median. I double-punctured from the influence. I had no management and was using on the edges, and it utterly wiped me out. It took 5 or so minutes for my physique to chill out from the influence. I’m sore however very grateful it wasn’t worse. The chase was exhausting. It took about 25-30km to succeed in the again of the peloton. I had a bit of breather and was in a position to assault to bridge throughout to the following group with Maike. It wasn’t a simple day within the saddle. However very impressed with how everybody highway on the crew. Was a giant effort from Soraya on the finish to maintain the tempo on! We are going to attempt once more tomorrow.”

RideLondon Classique Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 3:56:35
2. Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ
3. Elizabeth Deignan (GB) Trek-Segafredo
4. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Canyon//SRAM
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
6. Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
7. Cédrine Kerbaol (Fra) CERATIZIT-WNT
8. Noemi Rüegg (Sui) Jumbo-Visma
9. Thalita de Jong (Ned) Liv Racing TeqFind
10. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB) DSM.

RideLondon Classique Total After Stage 1:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 3:56:23
2. Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ at 0:06
3. Elizabeth Deignan (GB) Trek-Segafredo at 0:08
4. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:11
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Canyon//SRAM at 0:12
6. Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
7. Cédrine Kerbaol (Fra) CERATIZIT-WNT
8. Noemi Rüegg (Sui) Jumbo-Visma
9. Thalita de Jong (Ned) Liv Racing TeqFind
10. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB) DSM.

RideLondon Classique’23 stage 1:


Chloe Dygert gained the Stage 2 of the RideLondon Classique. After her teammate Maike van der Duin was pulled again within the closing kilometre, the American was the strongest in an uphill dash. Charlotte Kool crashed within the closing and was unable to dash, however was given the identical time as Dygert, so she saved the chief’s jersey.

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After Charlotte Kool opened the RideLondon Classique with a stage victory on Friday, the second stage on Saturday was to and from Maldon. The riders needed to cowl 133 hilly kilometres. Within the second a part of the race they confronted North Hill thrice (0.8km at 6.3%). The final 300 metres had been additionally uphill.

There have been a number of failed makes an attempt to flee. Dwelling rider, April Tacey (Lifeplus Wahoo) rode off the entrance for some time, however midway by way of the race every little thing was again collectively. Her teammate Typhaine Laurance was subsequent to attempt, additionally on her personal. The Frenchwoman constructed up a lead of greater than 1 minute. That was it, as Liv Racing TeqFind, UAE Crew ADQ,DSM and FDJ-SUEZ saved a grip on her lead. At 35 kilometres from the end, Laurance was caught, after which Anna Henderson (Jumbo-Visma) made her transfer on a small climb. She didn’t get away, however the race correct had began. We noticed assaults by Maike van der Duin and Lucinda Model. Charlotte Kool additionally bought concerned. There was no break, however the peloton did skinny out significantly and about 30 riders began the ultimate. Jumbo-Visma had 4 riders and took the initiative.

With simply over 10 kilometres to go, the group turned stressed. Maike van der Duin didn’t need to look ahead to the dash and went on the assault. She constructed up a lead of greater than 30 seconds, however with 3 kilometres to go, she nonetheless had a lead of lower than 20 seconds. The tempo within the peloton behind her was excessive and it took a really very long time to drag her in. Within the final steep kilometre, a small group got here previous. The group was additional thinned out by a crash, which included total chief Charlotte Kool. Chloe Dygert, Van der Duin’s teammate at Canyon//SRAM, prevented the crash and sprinted to victory. Charlotte Kool crossed the road in twenty second place. As a result of the crash was within the final 3 kilometres, she was given the identical time because the winner. With one stage to go, the DSM rider remains to be within the lead on GC.

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Stage winner and third total, Chloe Dygert (Canyon//SRAM): “It’s thrilling to get the win. I’m joyful that we might work collectively and at last pull one thing off after being shut many instances. With Maike forward, we actually had been in management and in one of the best place to win the stage from each situation. Her assault meant that Soraya and I may very well be led completely into the ultimate. We had been attempting to remain as calm as potential when Maike was main. Soraya and I didn’t actually need to speak; we each knew what we wanted to do within the closing. When Maike was caught, Soraya saved the tempo excessive and led me into the final nook. I got here handed Lizzie’s wheel and overtook Soraya, who then left a spot which meant I had the pace whereas others needed to come round her. It was an ideal crew effort, and we’re all very joyful to get this win. I can’t say sufficient how a lot it was a crew effort.”

third on the stage and tenth total, Soraya Paladin (Canyon//SRAM): “We rode dedicated for the win immediately. Maike’s assault was at time. Nobody was anticipating her to try this, and it put the groups beneath strain on how you can react. Chloé and I sat on the wheels and put strain on the others. When the hole was closed to Maike, I began my lead out from the underside of the climb. I rode as exhausting as I might, and when Chloé got here round, I left a spot within the nook, and when Lizzie got here handed me, I began my dash once more for third place. We had Alice, Alex and Roy all working exhausting to place the crew nicely within the first a part of the stage. When the fireworks got here, we had been feeling good and had playing cards to play with me, Maike and Chloé all there. The complete crew raced nicely immediately, and we have to thank our workers for his or her half within the victory.”

ninth on the stage and eighth total, Pfeiffer Georgi (DSM): “At the moment was a very aggressive race and the ladies did a very sturdy job to maintain us in place and out of bother the entire day. The final two laps had been actually attacking however we saved management and introduced Charlotte right into a place to dash for the win, however sadly she got here down in a crash within the final kilometre. She nonetheless leads the GC although and we’ll be able to struggle in tomorrows final stage!”

RideLondon Classique Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Chloe Dygert (USA) Canyon//SRAM in 3:26:33
2. Elizabeth Deignan (GB) Trek-Segafredo
3. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM
4. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
6. Simone Boilard (Can) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE
7. Cédrine Kerbaol (Fra) CERATIZIT-WNT
8. Coralie Demay (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE
9. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB) DSM
10. Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma.

RideLondon Classique Total After Stage 2:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 7:22:53
2. Elizabeth Deignan (GB) Trek-Segafredo at 0:05
3. Chloe Dygert (USA) Canyon//SRAM at 0:10
4. Thalita de Jong (Ned) Liv Racing TeqFind at 0:13
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:14
6. Cédrine Kerbaol (Fra) CERATIZIT-WNT at 0:15
7. Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
8. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB) DSM
9. Noemi Rüegg (Sui) Jumbo-Visma
10. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM at 0:26.

RideLondon Classique’23 stage 2:


Charlotte Kool (DSM) was the winner of the Closing Stage 3 within the RideLondon Classique and can also be the ultimate total winner. The Dutch rider beat Chloé Dygert and Maike van der Duin (each Canyon//SRAM).

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The ultimate stage of the three-day race occurred in London over a flat circuit that needed to be accomplished eight instances. There have been additionally 3, 2 and 1 second bonuses to be earned in two intermediate sprints, which might play an essential a part of the GC.

Caroline Baur of Israel-Premier Tech Roland and Francesca Morgans-Slader of AWOL O’Shea, tried to get away in the beginning, however the peloton didn’t let anybody get away due to the bonus seconds on the intermediate sprints. Within the first intermediate dash, Chloé Dygert took 3 seconds, decreasing her hole to chief Kool to 7 seconds. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (UAE Crew ADQ) and Pfeiffer Georgi (DSM) took the remaining seconds. After the primary intermediate dash, the peloton appeared to chill out. Three riders escaped: Victoire Berteau (Cofidis), Sofie van Rooijen (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Grace Lister (DAS-Handsling). This trio had greater than 1 minute. The main group took all of the bonus seconds, which made the general victory for Kool much more sure.

With 20 kilometres to go, Trek-Segafredo determined to carry the tempo within the peloton. The lead fell rapidly in consequence. Nonetheless, the peloton let the trio hang around entrance for some time. Going into the final lap, their lead was nonetheless 15 seconds. Not a lot later, the entrance riders had been caught by the peloton and the stage was going to finish in a dash. The sprinter’s groups got here to the entrance of the peloton. DSM, Uno-X and Liv Racing TeqFind led the peloton going into the final three kilometres. Kool began the ending straight on the wheel of a teammate. The Dutch rider began the dash and no one might get previous her. She additionally took the general victory. Dygert and Van der Duin had been second and third within the dash. Dygert additionally took second total, whereas Liz Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) was third.

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Stage and closing total winner, Charlotte Kool (DSM): “I’m actually joyful. With how we did it once more immediately, with how sturdy the ladies had been, it was actually spectacular. That is actually for the crew. It was in our profit that there have been numerous GC riders who wished to maintain it shut, and for us the bonus seconds weren’t an issue for these forward. The opposite groups then helped to shut it down and it labored out rather well for us in the long run. I didn’t really feel too nice this morning after the crash however the crew actually hyped me up and believed in me immediately, so I’m actually joyful to take the stage and the GC house. That is one for the ladies and the crew.”

2nd on the stage and total, Chloé Dygert (Canyon//SRAM): “Our purpose was to achieve bonus seconds and attempt to transfer up within the common classification with both stage win or a stage podium. Getting the bonus seconds within the intermediate went to plan, and the crew positioned me nicely for that. We had been a bit dissatisfied the breakaway went, and we couldn’t go for the following intermediate dash, however it simply meant we went all in for our plan for the ultimate. Roy’s transfer with about 1km to go was good as a result of it strung the peloton out, and it meant that Maike and I had been in a position to focus on the wheel of DSM. Within the closing, I led out, and Maike was to return round me. We crossed the road second and third. We didn’t get the win, however we are able to’t be dissatisfied; our purpose was to maneuver up on GC, we did that, and we completed with two riders on the stage podium. Kool has confirmed she’s probably the greatest sprinters on this planet, so it’s good to see we’re so shut. We grabbed one another’s fingers after we crossed the road as we rode to the soigneurs. It was a particular second to recognise what we achieved. It’s good to drag off a plan. This implies much more going into the following races. Now we have extra confidence; we’ve extra perception in one another and within the Sport Director’s plan. When you’ve extra belief in one another, everybody provides a bit extra effort into the ultimate and into the chief that we’re racing for on that day. When everybody provides 100% to the purpose, extra podiums and extra wins comply with.”

RideLondon Classique Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 2:11:58
2. Chloe Dygert (USA) Canyon//SRAM
3. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Canyon//SRAM
4. Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Uno-X
5. Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ
6. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
7. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma
8. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing TeqFind
9. Martina Alzini (Ita) Cofidis
10. Simone Boilard (Can) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE.

RideLondon Classique Closing Total Consequence:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 9:34:41
2. Chloe Dygert (USA) Canyon//SRAM at 0:11
3. Elizabeth Deignan (GB) Trek-Segafredo at 0:15
4. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:22
5. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB) DSM at 0:24
6. Cédrine Kerbaol (Fra) CERATIZIT-WNT at 0:25
7. Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
8. Noemi Rüegg (Sui) Jumbo-Visma
9. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM at 0:36
10. Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at 0:38.

RideLondon Classique’23 stage 3:


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Tour of Norway 2023
The Prologue of the Tour of Norway was gained by Ben Tulett. The Briton was sooner than his teammate Magnus Sheffield and Atilla Valter of Jumbo-Visma within the 7.4-kilometre stage towards the clock to Mount Fløyen. Tulett can also be the primary total chief.

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The Tour of Norway began with a prologue in Bergen, ending on Mount Fløyen, the place Tom Dumoulin and Annemiek van Vleuten gained gold on the 2017 World Championship time trial. It was the primary time the race had returned on that climb. The prologue was 7.4 kilometres lengthy. After a run-up of 4 kilometres, the climb of three.4 kilometres adopted at a median gradient of 9%. On the steepest a part of Mount Fløyen it ramps as much as 17%.

The primary rider to start out was Simen Evertsen-Hegreberg, using for the Norwegian nationwide crew. His time was quickly bettered by Alexander Kamp, who led the tables for fairly some time. The Tudor rider was dethroned by Ådne Holter (Uno-X), who in flip had to surrender his spot within the scorching seat to Magnus Sheffield. The American of INEOS Grenadiers was 26 seconds sooner than the Dane. Sheffield had clocked an excellent time, because it turned out later, however he couldn’t benefit from the lead for very lengthy. His personal teammate Ben Tulett bettered his time by just one second. The 21 year-old Briton set a time that the others couldn’t get close to. Mathias Vacek and Thibau Nys of Trek-Segafredo got here closest. They had been 28 and 30 seconds down on Tulett. The final starter was Attila Valter. The Hungarian of Jumbo-Visma rode a robust time trial, but additionally didn’t beat Tulett’s time. He misplaced 20 seconds to the British rider and completed third. The victory went to Tulett, who can also be the primary chief on the overall classification.

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Stage winner and total chief, Ben Tulett (INEOS Grenadiers): “We knew it was going to make for a very exhausting time trial immediately. In fact it meant that the execution was actually essential. We got here yesterday to have a look at the course and we recognized fairly rapidly that it was going to be actually robust. We knew we had been in for a struggle immediately however I’m proud of my efficiency thus far. It’s one thing completely different to do it on highway bikes however fairly enjoyable. It appears to be like prefer it’s going to be a tough week of racing. I didn’t actually know [what to expect]. I simply went on the market and tried to do my greatest to see the place I ended up. There are some actually sturdy time trialists right here like Magnus who’re tremendous sturdy. I knew I used to be in for a tough struggle however we’ll see the place I find yourself. We’re positively motivated for this race and all excited and up for it.”

Tour of Norway Prologue Consequence:
1. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 14:28
2. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:01
3. Attila Valter (Hun) Jumbo-Visma at 0:20
4. Ådne Holter (Nor) Uno-X at 0:27
5. Mathias Vacek (CZ) Trek-Segafredo at 0:28
6. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo at 0:30
7. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 0:31
8. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM at 0:32
10. Alexander Kamp (Den) Tudor.

Tour of Norway Total After the Prologue:
1. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 14:28
2. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:01
3. Attila Valter (Hun) Jumbo-Visma at 0:20
4. Ådne Holter (Nor) Uno-X at 0:27
5. Mathias Vacek (CZ) Trek-Segafredo at 0:28
6. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo at 0:30
7. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 0:31
8. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM at 0:32
10. Alexander Kamp (Den) Tudor.

Norway’23 prologue:


Mike Teunissen gained Stage 1 within the Tour of Norway. The Dutchman of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty left the Dane Tobias Lund Andresen (DSM) and the Belgian Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe) behind. Ben Tulett (INEOS Grenadiers) stays chief within the standings.

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As a consequence of dangerous climate, the primary highway stage was shortened from 207 to 85 kilometres. The climb to Seljestadjuvet (18km at 5.9%) was canceled. The one categorised climb that remained was the Bykleheivegen (3.5km at 7.4%), after which it was nonetheless 25 kilometres to the road in Hovden. From the beginning the stage went uphill for about 10 kilometres.

Within the first uphill kilometres a number of makes an attempt had been made to arrange a number one group. A gaggle of 4 bought a while, however they had been caught. When no breakaway had fashioned on the high of the primary climb, a whole peloton would begin the climb to Bykleheivegen. Jumbo-Visma set the tempo. Lower than 2 kilometres from the highest, the German Marco Brenner of DSM attacked. He made a spot and crossed the summit first. After that the 20 year-old rider was caught by the thinned peloton, the place INEOS Grenadiers, the crew of GC chief Ben Tulett, had taken over management. It remained calm within the peloton because it ready for the bunch dash. BORA-hansgrohe ready the dash for Meeus, however Teunissen proved to be the quickest and left Andresen and Meeus behind to take his first victory since his stage win within the Tour de France in 2019. Tulett’s chief’s jersey was not at risk.

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Stage winner, Mike Teunissen (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty): “It has not at all times been straightforward to maintain confidence in my capabilities the final couple of years, nevertheless, my stage win within the Tour de France of 2019 at all times jogged my memory of my qualities. For 2023 I made the selection to vary atmosphere to provide my profession a brand new impetus. Sadly, due to sickness I didn’t handle to let the jersey of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty shine within the spring classics as I hoped. Returning into competitors in Might, I used to be much more decided to point out one of the best of myself. To be able to put together the second a part of the season in the easiest way, we went to Andorra for a crew altitude camp of round three weeks. From expertise I do know that my physique reacts fairly nicely to those coaching camps . My performances the previous week verify that. Within the Circuit de Wallonie, Veenendaal-Veenendaal and Rune um Köln I had the legs to battle for the rostrum. These races enabled me to achieve some energy.”

“The climate circumstances in Andorra had been fairly much like what we noticed in Norway immediately. Fortunately, because of Nalini, we’re nicely outfitted to face extraordinarily moist and chilly climate. Our plan for this shortened stage was to guard the GC place of Rune Herregodts and to organise a dash for me. My teammates helped me loads, particularly Madis Mihkels and Rune who saved me in place till the ultimate kilometre. Everybody was exhausted, the dash was barely uphill. The circumstances had been good for me. Ultimately, I might present that I nonetheless know how you can win after these 4 years! It makes me so joyful to win once more after such a very long time! It’s a huge enhance for me and for the crew. It exhibits that we’ve labored nicely collectively the final months and that we are able to proceed constructing on this. I’m happy to reward the arrogance of the crew. We will look to the following months in an optimistic manner. After a troublesome classics interval, our crew is once more in a profitable temper and we’ll proceed on this route.”

third on the stage, Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe): “We needed to make investments loads to return again after the final KOM and possibly that was the power I missed in the long run. The boys did a superb job, additionally within the lead-out. I used to be in an ideal place, however simply missed out to the road.”

Tour of Norway Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in 1:58:30
2. Tobias Lund Andresen (Den) DSM
3. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
5. Alexander Kamp (Den) Tudor
6. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X
7. Robbe Ghys (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck
8. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Mick van Dijke (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
10. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Schooling-EasyPost.

Tour of Norway Total After Stage 1:
1. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 2:12:58
2. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:01
3. Attila Valter (Hun) Jumbo-Visma at 0:20
4. Ådne Holter (Nor) Uno-X at 0:27
5. Mathias Vacek (CZ) Trek-Segafredo at 0:28
6. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo at 0:30
7. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 0:31
8. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM at 0:32
10. Alexander Kamp (Den) Tudor.

Norway’23 stage 1:


Thibau Nys gained the Second Stage of the Tour of Norway. The Belgian of Trek-Segafredo turned out to be the quickest on the uphill end in Stavanger. Belgium’s Edward Planckaert of Alpecin-Deceuninck was second, whereas Ben Tulett, who stays the GC chief, sprinted to 3rd. Rasmus Tiller (Uno-X) briefly appeared on his solution to a solo, however was caught on the final minute.

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On the second stage, the peloton needed to cowl 166 kilometres. The race had two categorised climbs: the climb to Knuttjørn (21.9km at 3.6%) and Seldal (5.2km at 5.6%), the summit of which was about 35 kilometres from the end. As well as, the ultimate in Stavanger additionally climbed at 4%.

On the primary climb of the day, the eight-man break of the day, consisting of Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Deceuninck, Dries De Pooter (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Kevin Vermaerke (DSM), Joel Nicolau (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Manuele Tarozzi (Inexperienced Mission-Bardiani CSF Faizanè), Mathias Bregnhøj (Leopard TOGT), Zeb Kyffin (Saint Piran) and Torbjørn Andre Røed (Norwegian nationwide crew). The eight gained a lead of as much as 3 minutes. On the high of the climb to Seldal they’d solely a 1 minute left. At about 31 kilometres from the end, De Bondt, Vermaerke and the Kyffin broke away from the break. Not a lot later Vermaerke needed to let go, leaving solely two leaders. The duo labored nicely and, regardless of a robust headwind, hardly misplaced any time on the peloton, the place Uno-X and Trek-Segafredo did many of the work.

With 10 kilometres to go, the lead of De Bondt and Kyffin was nonetheless greater than 1 minute. Within the peloton, BORA-hansgrohe has now put Marco Haller on the entrance. The 2 within the lead then began to lose time. With 5 kilometres to go, the lead dipped beneath 30 seconds. In the meantime, the sprinter’s groups additionally appeared on the head of the peloton to organize for the end. With 3 kilometres to go, De Bondt determined to take off alone. A kilometre later, the Belgian was additionally caught and a bunch dash was inevitable. Within the closing kilometre Tiller attacked after his teammate Alexander Kristoff dropped a spot. Nonetheless, Jasper Stuyven closed the hole for Nys. Tiller was caught with 150 metres to go and Nys completed his teammate’s work. Planckaert and Tulett completed second and third, whereas the Mick van Dijke of Jumbo-Visma took fourth place. Ben Tulett additionally stays total chief.

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Stage winner and third total, Thibau Nys (Trek-Segafredo): “It looks like a aid. I’m joyful to lastly take that victory. I’ve been shut many instances this 12 months. The crew did a fantastic job maintaining me up entrance and maintaining every little thing collectively. I feel Jasper (Stuyven) did a fantastic lead-out. Once I entered, I knew nobody was going to return shut. I knew I needed to give every little thing proper after we got here by way of the nook. I needed to try to create a spot, as a result of I do know I might deal with such an arrival fairly a bit. be explosive. That additionally allowed me to blow up a bit within the final fifty meters, as a result of the hole had already been made. It labored out completely. We’ll see. It’s going to be troublesome tomorrow. However we’re going to attempt. The final days have been good. We are going to attempt to present a pleasant conclusion and likewise go for the stage win. I really feel nice and really feel actually good within the crew. I’m residing a wonderful life in the meanwhile.”

Total chief and third on the stage, Ben Tulett (INEOS Grenadiers): “It was actually robust to be trustworthy. We had a struggle on our fingers from the start to regulate the breakaway and ensure we had been proud of the state of affairs. We had a very troublesome mountain cross which was additionally fairly chilly, however lovely. It was very nice to see that. Then clearly an excellent troublesome closing to this stage. I used to be really out of place coming into the ultimate couple of kilometres so I had work to do to get again into place. I’m actually joyful to return away with third place immediately. One other day completed. Right here there are not any straightforward days. Now we have to be up for it and for positive we’re motivated to complete this off in a great way.”

Tour of Norway Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo in 4:18:33
2. Edward Planckaert (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:01
3. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
4. Mick van Dijke (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X
6. Maurice Ballerstedt (Ger) Alpecin-Deceuninck
7. Tobias Lund Andresen (Den) DSM
8. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Attila Valter (Hun) Jumbo-Visma
10. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe.

Tour of Norway Total After Stage 2:
1. Ben Tulett (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:31:28
2. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:05
3. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo at 0:23
4. Attila Valter (Hun) Jumbo-Visma at 0:24
5. Ådne Holter (Nor) Uno-X at 0:31
6. Mathias Vacek (CZ) Trek-Segafredo at 0:32
7. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 0:35
8. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM at 0:36
10. Alexander Kamp (Den) Tudor.

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Van Merksteijn Fences Traditional 2023
Caleb Ewan gained the Van Marksteijn Fences Traditional (ex-Marcel Kint Traditional). The Australian of Lotto Dsnty was the quickest within the bunch dash. Tim Merlier was second, Gerben Thijssen third. For Ewan it was his first UCI victory of 2023.


The Van Marksteijn Fences Traditional was held on a circuit of about 40 kilometres, which needed to be accomplished 5 instances with some brief cobblestone sections and a few small hills. Jacob Scott (Bolton Equities Black Spoke), Declan Trezise (ARA|Skip Capital), Thibau Verhofstadt (Tarteletto-Isorex), Joshua Huppertz (Lotto-Kern Haus), Yentl Vandevelde (Tour de Tietema-Unibet), Jasper Haest (VolkerWessels) and Bram Dissel (BEAT Biking) attacked early on.

The seven took a lead of about 4 minutes on the peloton, the place Lotto Dstny, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty and Soudal Fast-Step set the tempo. With Caleb Ewan, Gerben Thijssen and Tim Merlier, all three groups had a favorite within the peloton. The Belgian groups quickly ensured that the hole was decreased to lower than 1 minute, however then they let the entrance group sit on the market for some time. With 12 kilometres to go, the distinction was nonetheless 30 seconds. Haest nonetheless had one thing in his legs and rode away from his fellow escapees. For a second it appeared good for the Dutchman, however he wouldn’t make it. Whereas the remainder of the main group was taken again 4 kilometres from the end, his journey was over a couple of hundred meters later. It might be a dash. Within the run-up to that dash, Tim Merlier began from far out, however Ewan was on his wheel and managed to return previous. The Australian of Lotto Dstny took his first UCI victory of the season.


Race winner, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny): “Nonetheless, I used to be a bit nervous concerning the dash prematurely with a dash in a descending line the pace will increase enormously, so accidents can occur rapidly. Fortuitously, that wasn’t the case. After the final nook I wasn’t within the superb place, however I waited for the proper second and was finally in a position to bounce into Merlier’s wheel. This was in all probability the worst begin of my profession, so I actually wanted this win. I didn’t need to go to the Tour de France with out a win to my title. Hopefully this may give me the arrogance I wanted and the ball will begin rolling now. The crew by no means gave up on me and saved believing in me. They rode with confidence immediately and pulled my card. They believed in me and did a superb job. The race was ours immediately. Due to my teammates I used to be in a position to begin the dash contemporary. I’m very joyful that I used to be in a position to end it.”

Van Merksteijn Fences Traditional Consequence:
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Dstny in 4:28:24
2. Tim Merlier (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
4. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex
5. Davide Bomboi (Bel) TDT-Unibet
6. Milan Fretin (Bel) Crew Flanders-Baloise
7. Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Alpecin-Deceuninck
8. Mārtiņš Pluto (Lat) ABLOC CT
9. Joren Bloem (Ned) TDT-Unibet
10. Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Bingoal WB.

Van Merksteijn Fences Traditional’23:


Pogačar Following an Adjusted Program
Tadej Pogačar hopes to win the Tour de France for a 3rd time this summer season, however the Slovenian is presently nonetheless recovering from the crash in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Greater than a month earlier than the Tour begin in Bilbao, Pogačar remains to be following an tailored coaching program. Nonetheless, sports activities director Andrej Hauptman reassures biking followers in dialog with RTV Slo.

Tadej Pogačar broke his wrist 4 weeks in the past in a crash in Liège-Bastogne-Liège and since then the Slovenian has been racing towards the clock to be in high type in the beginning of the Tour de France (July 1-23). The 24-year-old bike owner has tried to keep up his situation in latest weeks with working, stair climbing classes with a backpack, health workouts and biking on the rollers.

The Slovenian is definitely not working at full pace but, however former rider Hauptman is totally not nervous. “All the pieces goes in accordance with plan. Tadej feels good, however it’s important to watch out with such accidents. Solely when every little thing is again to regular can he prepare at full energy once more. He’s nonetheless coaching in accordance with an tailored program.”

“He has completed numerous workouts within the pool and with the physiotherapist. He additionally runs and does energy workouts. Quickly he might be biking outdoors for the primary time. He’ll give it a attempt within the coming days, however it’s exhausting to say something about it proper now. It is going to all rely on how a lot ache he nonetheless feels. We are going to do our greatest to make sure that the primary coaching classes go as easily as potential.”

The 24 year-old rider will in all probability not contest any races within the run-up to the Tour, however will be part of the crew on an altitude coaching camp within the Sierra Nevada. “It’s troublesome to think about that he might be match for the Tour of Slovenia. We are going to, nevertheless, discover phases of the upcoming Tour with Tadej,” mentioned Hauptman.

Heavy coaching for Tadej?


Van Aert versus Evenepoel within the Belgian Time Trial Championships?
Will Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel compete towards one another within the Belgian time trial championships subsequent month? In accordance with Het Laatste Nieuws, the Jumbo-Visma rider is significantly contemplating taking part within the nationwide title struggle in Herzele.

Van Aert will journey the Belgian highway champs in Izegem (June 25). Three days earlier, the Belgian time trial champs are in Herzele and the 28 year-old rider is significantly contemplating taking part, additionally as a result of Van Aert has once more made a purpose of the World Championship time trial this 12 months. Van Aert has already been Belgian champion towards the clock twice in his profession (in 2018 and 2019). A duel with Remco Evenepoel could also be imminent, as a result of the latter additionally appears to concentrate on the Belgian time trial.

Van Aert is presently in his final days of a three-week altitude coaching camp within the Sierra Nevada. Within the south of Spain, collectively together with his teammates Jonas Vingegaard, Tiesj Benoot, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Christophe Laporte, Steven Kruijswijk, Dylan van Baarle and Wilco Kelderman, the Belgian lays a primary base for the 2023 Tour de France. The riders will depart their base in Monachil on Might 29.

Most Jumbo-Visma Tour de France riders then begin the Critérium du Dauphiné (4-11 June), adopted by a second altitude coaching camp in Tignes, however Van Aert opts for another preparation in direction of the Tour de France this 12 months. Van Aert drops the Critérium du Dauphiné, after three earlier participations, and might be in the beginning of the Tour of Switzerland on June 11.

Van Aert will, as a result of his participation within the Tour of Switzerland, will miss the altitude coaching in Tignes. Nonetheless, he’ll keep at altitude a second time within the run-up to the Tour. Between the altitude coaching within the Sierra Nevada and the Tour of Switzerland, Van Aert goes to a mountain hut at an altitude of just about 3,000 meters close to the glacier of Diavolezza, near the border with Italy and Livigno. Van Aert determined to coach right here in 2021 in preparation for the World Champs in Leuven.

Van Aert Belgian TT champ once more?
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Remco Evenepoel Again Coaching on Strava
Remco Evenepoel made his first coaching journey since his retirement within the Giro d’Italia on Thursday. The World Champion rode precisely 99.5 kilometres round Ninove. “It’s nonetheless too early for 100 kilometres,” he wrote on Strava.

Evenepoel spent greater than three hours on the bike throughout his coaching journey from his hometown of Schepdaal. On Tuesday he was allowed to renew coaching, after the required coronary heart assessments.

“My retirement within the Giro is definitely one of many greatest setbacks in my nonetheless very brief profession,” Evenepoel mentioned final week. “Leaving the race with the corona virus was a really abrupt finish to what might have been a fantastic story. Six months of full preparation only for this race. Sacrifices, lengthy days within the rain, lengthy intervals away from house. All the pieces went in accordance with plan, however that’s how sport goes.”

Again to coaching for Remco:
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Jan Tratnik On the Method to Restoration
Jan Tratnik has taken one other step in his rehabilitation. Tratnik was unable to journey in latest weeks as a result of an operation on his knee, however has now accomplished his first indoor coaching journey.

Tratnik needed to go beneath the knife earlier this month. The 33 year-old rider crashed in coaching the day earlier than the Giro d’Italia and needed to pull out of the Italian tour on the final minute. He couldn’t keep away from a turning automobile and injured his knee in that accident and so ended his final coaching journey for the Giro in hospital.

Tratnik underwent surgical procedure on his knee in early Might and was then in a position to start his rehabilitation. The restoration of the all-rounder appears to be stepping into the proper route, as he has already been again on the bike. It was solely an indoor coaching on the rollers, however for Tratnik it is a vital step in direction of a full restoration.

Tratnik is on his first season with Jumbo-Visma. The Slovenian rode for Bahrain Victorious and CCC Sprandi Polkowice beforehand. He has already taken a number of good victories in his profession. In 2018 he gained the Volta Limburg Traditional, a 12 months later he was one of the best within the prologue of the Tour de Romandie and in 2020 there was a stage victory within the Giro d’Italia.

Jan Tratnik on his manner again:


Open Letter: “We’re On the lookout for a Title Sponsor to Develop”
The EOLO KOMETA crew and the Alberto Contador Basis are decided to face the problem of evolving and rising for subsequent seasons. The nice efficiency when it comes to outcomes through the months of April and Might, with the end result of Davide Bais’ victory within the stage of the Giro d’Italia ending in Gran Sasso, has undoubtedly put the concentrate on our undertaking and its subsequent steps.

Our sporting future, that of the Alberto Contador Basis, is settled and assured. Nonetheless, we’d like a title sponsor that can permit us to proceed taking steps ahead, to face new horizons with ambition and turn out to be probably the greatest groups within the Skilled Continental class, at all times with the goal of reaching the WorldTour and competing in one of the best races, such because the Tour de France. It’s time to discover new travelling companions to assist us make this undertaking, which has already exceeded a decade of existence, even larger.

Our construction, the sporting groups of EOLO KOMETA and that of the Alberto Contador Basis, is engaging, critical, bold, skilled, dedicated and with monumental potential. However it isn’t sufficient for us to keep up what we’ve achieved. We’re decided to look forward. We should not lose our essence, however transfer ahead and proceed to aspire to the utmost. We need to consolidate an integral undertaking that covers all classes and modalities, with the peace of thoughts of the present assist and the commitments for a number of seasons which are maintained with the riders; however seeking a brand new ‘title sponsor’ that enables us to set new objectives and goals.

We’re decided to take one other step ahead. We’re a super showcase to generate model, picture and repercussion of all those that assist us. We’re working to succeed in, from amongst all of the open negotiations, one of the best settlement that can permit us to develop. The Alberto Contador Basis and the EOLO KOMETA sports activities groups are #BornFromPassion, and with that very same ardour and dedication they are going to proceed their work and hold getting their objectives.

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Chantal van den Broek-Blaak Daughter
Chantal van den Broek-Blaak and her husband Lars had their first little one on Wednesday: Noa Brigitte van den Broek. The SD Worx rider introduced this on social media. “Right here’s Noah. Already so liked!” Wrote Van den Broek-Blaak.

Due to her being pregnant, Van den Broek-Blaak didn’t race this season. The 33 year-old rider nonetheless has a contract with SD Worx till the top of 2024. She had determined to increase her expiring contract for 2 years, with the caveat that she was ‘allowed’ to turn out to be pregnant. In November 2022, the message got here that Van den Broek-Blaak and her husband Lars had been anticipating a baby.

It isn’t but identified when Van den Broek-Blaak could make her comeback.

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak is now a mom:


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