EUROTRASH Thursday: Dauphiné and All of the Information From the Peloton!

EUROTRASH Thursday: Dauphiné and All of the Information From the Peloton!


The Critérium du Dauphiné has began to heat up – All the outcomes, experiences and video from the Tour de France warm-up race.

Jasper Philipsen is Marcel Kittel’s Tour dash favorite – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Will Egan Bernal journey the Tour? Lacking the Tour is large blow for Steven Kruijswijk, Mathieu van der Poel would possibly journey the Netherlands TT champs, Derek Gee indicators with Israel – Premier Tech to 2028 and operation for Alexis Guerin.

Crew information: Soudal Fast-Step to the Tour de Suisse and Uno-X joins forces with REMA 1000.

Race information: Tour de France reintroduces covid protocol, Girls’s Tour of Belgium cancelled and the CIC Mont Ventoux 2023 groups.

Plus video documentary on Lotto Dstny’s Spring Classics and INEOS Grenadiers’ Giro d’Italia journey and MADE Bike Present broadcasts new venue and opens up ticket gross sales.


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TOP STORY: Marcel Kittel Has a Tour Dash Favorite
Marcel Kittel has spoken concerning the upcoming Tour de France within the biking podcast De Grote Plaat. The ex-top sprinter was wanting on the quick finishers and based on 35 year-old Kittel, there’s a clear favorite for the 2023 Tour sprints.

The previous rider of Large-Alpecin, Fast-Step and Katusha-Alpecin thinks plenty of Jasper Philipsen. “Philipsen is the highest favorite for the bunch sprints within the Tour,” Kittel has no doubts. “He’s had such a superb season already, it was actually spectacular. For me he’s the primary sprinter, forward of Dylan Groenewegen and Fabio Jakobsen.”

Philipsen has already received two levels in Tirreno-Adriatico this 12 months, the Basic Brugge-De Panne and the Scheldeprijs. The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider additionally managed to deal with dash rivals Groenewegen and Jakobsen to a couple defeats. Final 12 months, the 25 year-old Belgian received two levels within the Tour, together with the ultimate stage on the Champs-Élysées.

Kittel additionally spoke concerning the battle for the inexperienced factors jersey. Final 12 months’s winner, Wout van Aert, says he’ll race in a different way on this Tour and focus much less on the inexperienced jersey. “I don’t assume they are going to work for Van Aert’s inexperienced jersey at Jumbo-Visma, they’ve already mentioned that. But when he’s in a superb place, he may also dash on the end. In any case, he has already taken these dangers.”

Kittel’s favorite sprinter for the 2023 Tour de France – Jasper Philipsen:
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Critérium du Dauphiné 2023
Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Fast-Step) took the win on Stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, out-sprinting a lowered bunch in La Chaise-Dieu on Monday. He edged the Olympic Champion Richard Carapaz (EF Schooling-EasyPost) to take his second victory of the 12 months and the primary within the WorldTour since a stage of the Itzulia Basque Nation in 2022. Natnael Tesfatsion (Trek-Segafredo) was third, simply forward of Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), who retained the general forward of stage 3 to Le Coteau. That is the third stage win for Julian Alaphilippe within the Critérium du Dauphiné, after earlier successes in 2018 and 2019. Every of them was adopted by stellar performances within the Tour de France.

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After the showers of day 1, the solar shone on the 144 riders initially of stage 2, in Brassac-les-Mines. The primary kilometres had been eventful, with many assaults and a big crash at 8 kilometres. Three riders had been compelled to withdraw: Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma), Workers Cras (Whole Energies) and Romain Combaud (DSM). The primary riders escaped after 6.5 kilometres: Andrea Piccolo (EF Schooling-EasyPost), Jonas Gregaard (Uno-X), Victor Campeanaerts (Lotto Soudal) and Donavan Grondin (Arkéa Samsic). Assaults hold flying and three extra riders made it a 7-man break. Nans Peters (AG2R Citroën) bridges the hole at 21km, Pierre Latour (Whole Energies) and Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) after 23 kilometres.

After an intense battle, the peloton let the attackers go. Jumbo-Visma managed the hole at below 2 minutes. With the polka-dot jersey on his shoulders after his break on stage 1, Donavan Grondin made the a lot of the Cat-3 climb of the Col de Toutée (summit at 46.7km) and Col des Fourches (53.8km) to consolidate his lead within the KOM. The break had the peloton scorching on their heels. Grondin lets his companions go 5 kilometres earlier than they cross the road for the primary time and tackle a 35.1km circuit that includes the Cat-4 climb of Côte des Guêtes (1km at 8%, to be summited 9.7km from the end).

Into the final 50km, Soudal Fast-Step and Jumbo-Visma management the hole between 35 and 55 seconds. The depth is just too excessive for Grondin, who must cease on the facet of the street as he suffers from his left thigh. The Frenchman acquired again on his bike to attempt to full the stage, with the polka-dot jersey to assert on the rostrum. Latour was first on the high of the primary ascent of the Côte des Guêtes, however he dropped again to the bunch with 39km to go. Peters, Piccolo, Elissonde, Gregaard, Victor Campeanaerts had been 35 seconds forward of the bunch as they entered the ultimate lap. Grondin trailed by 9:30.

The peloton lifted the tempo within the closing lap and the hole got here down to fifteen seconds when Campenaerts attacked with 28km to go. Solely Elissonde follows him and the 2 of them handle to deliver their lead again as much as 30 seconds forward of the ultimate ascent of the Côte des Guêtes, however they had been caught midway up the climb. Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck) counter-attacked and opened a niche of 13 seconds on the summit, with 10km to go. He was pulled in after 6km off the entrance. Harrison Sweeny (Lotto Dstny) additionally attacked, however Andrea Bagioli (Soudal Fast-Step) reeled him in. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) pulled arduous on the entrance within the final kilometre, like he did on stage 1, nevertheless it was Richard Carapaz (EF Schooling-EasyPost) who opened up the dash. Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Fast-Step) adopted him and pounced to victory. Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) retained the chief’s jersey, ending in 4th place, behind Natnael Tesfatsion (Trek-Segafredo). Grondin held the KOM jersey as he completed the stage 22:48 after Alaphilippe, simply contained in the time-cut of 23:30.

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Stage winner and 2nd total, Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Fast-Step): “It was a tough victory to assert. Nevertheless it feels good as a result of the previous few months have felt fairly lengthy. However I labored arduous and to style success once more, particularly within the Dauphiné, it’s a reduction. We had on our thoughts that we might dash with Ethan Vernon, and if it turned too arduous for him, we might go along with Florian [Sénéchal] or Andrea Bagioli… Or possibly me, nevertheless it had been a very long time since I used to be insect a place. Ethan ultimately bonked, Florian advised me he was at his restrict with 2k to go and I didn’t see Andrea. I had good legs and each one round me struggling. I did my effort on the proper second. I couldn’t dream of something higher. I mentioned I needed to win a stage and I’ve already carried out it on the second day. I could be extra relaxed now however I’ll give my greatest as a result of I’m very motivated.”

third on the stage, Natnael Tesfation (Trek-Segafredo): “I felt good at the moment. I didn’t actually wish to take too many dangers within the dash. At one level I requested my teammates if I might dash at the moment. I noticed that the opposite riders had been very drained. It went up and down all day. It was a tough course and due to this fact the pure sprinters had been too drained to take part. Alaphilippe was very quick within the dash. This isn’t a foul consequence. It’s even a superb consequence. I rode a superb dash. Once I really feel good, I take part in every thing. Even on hilly programs. I consider in myself.”

General chief and 4th on the stage, Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma): “It was a tough stage, with a tough finale. I used to be on the entrance fairly early and I needed to open up the dash from a bit too far. Perhaps it wasn’t the perfect choice however ready extra would have been dangerous. I felt the opposite riders and I missed just a little bit to win once more. The legs did the speaking. To retain the chief’s jersey is a pleasant satisfaction.”

Greatest Younger Rider and 4th total, Rune Herregodts (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty): “Mentally I felt good. I considered yesterday once more however I believe I couldn’t have carried out higher anyway. I obtained plenty of congratulations and it was pleasing to learn these messages. Bodily, the beginning of the stage was arduous as a result of the break took a little bit of time to get away. However then, it was a comparatively easy stage though the finale was fairly demanding. It’s all the time good to maintain the white jersey and to be on the rostrum of a race just like the Dauphiné. We will see all the massive champions are there to arrange for the Tour de France and it’s good to be up there with them.”

KOM, Donavan Grondin (Arkéa Samsic): “It was my worst day on a motorbike. I began cramping. I couldn’t pedal anymore and even bend my leg. I needed to sit down for 3-4 minutes earlier than I might begin once more. It’s the primary time it occurs to me. Within the finale, I used to be my bike pc and I made it contained in the time-cut for 45 seconds. I clinched my enamel and the mission is achieved: one other day with the jersey, that’s what I needed, and I did it even when it was painful.”

Most aggressive rider, Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny): “At the beginning this morning, the tactic was sort of ‘you by no means know, possibly Jumbo-Visma will let the jersey slip away’. So I made the breakaway and we tried our luck. I’m getting back from harm, so it was already essential to have the ability to spend a stage on the entrance. What I’ll keep in mind is that I had fun, and we labored nicely with Elissonde within the closing. Combativity just isn’t the prize we dream of essentially the most, however to be on the rostrum of the Critérium du Dauphiné, you must be in good condition.”

Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step in 3:54:53
2. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Schooling-EasyPost
3. Natnael Tesfatsion (Eri) Trek-Segafredo
4. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma
5. Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Dstny
6. Robert Stannard (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
7. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain Victorious
8. Oscar Onley (GB) DSM
9. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM
10. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic.

Critérium du Dauphiné General After Stage 2:
1. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma in 7:38:13
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:04
4. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:06
5. Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 0:10
6. Robert Stannard (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
7. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain Victorious
8. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM
9. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
10. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies.

Dauphiné’23 stage 2:


Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) received his second stage of the 2023 Critérium du Dauphiné and the third for French riders. With the chief’s yellow and blue jersey on his shoulders, Laporte dominated the Stage 3 dash of Le Coteau on Tuesday, after Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal Fast-Step) received stage 2 on the day prior to this. That is the primary time since 1960 that French riders have received the primary three levels of the Critérium du Dauphiné. Within the closing run-in to the road, Laporte acquired the perfect of the pure sprinters Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) and Dylan Groenewegen (BORA-hansgrohe), who had been later declassed. He additionally strengthens his total lead on the eve of a 31.1km time trial from Cours to Belmont-de-la-Loire.


The 141-man peloton began from Monistrol-sur-Loire at midday. And two riders instantly attacked: Mathieu Burgaudeau (Whole Energies) was joined by Lorenzo Milesi (DSM). They rapidly open a niche of 1:55, however the Italian teen couldn’t sustain after 15km and left Burgaudeau alone on the entrance. His lead reached a most of 6:05 after 30 kilometres.

Dylan Groenewegen’s Jayco AlUla and Sam Bennett’s BORA-hansgrohe are the primary groups to maneuver to the entrance of the bunch to manage the stage. Assaults fly once more on the primary climb of the day, the Cat-2 Côte de Bellevue-la-Montagne (summit at 40.9km). Burgaudeau was first over the summit, and Pierre Latour (Whole Energies) follows to take 3 factors. Donavan Grondin’s polka-dot jersey stays out of attain after the teen from Arkéa Samsic claimed 7 factors within the first two levels. With a quicker tempo, the peloton solely path by 4 minutes on the summit. Some groups attempt to create splits within the bunch. However everyone is vigilant and the state of affairs settles down. Burgaudeau waits for the peloton and is caught after 69 kilometres. From there the peloton made its method to the end in Le Coteau, with a brief neutralisation to go previous a protest at 91 kilometres. Soudal Fast-Step and Julian Alaphilippe tried to take advantage of the intermediate dash. The Frenchman was 2nd on the general, with the identical time as Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), took second place in Sainte-Foy-Saint-Sulpice (139.5km), behind Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), who took 3 bonus seconds, Alaphilippe solely acquired 2.

There was a giant crash 48 kilometres from the end. Andrey Zeits (Astana Qazaqstan) was compelled to desert as Alaphilippe, Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) and Matteo Trentin (UAE Crew Emirates) needed to make their manner again to the bunch. The sprinters survived the ultimate climb of the day, the Cat-4 Côte de Pinay, summited with 18.5km to go for the high-speed battle in Le Coteau. Alaphilippe suffered a mechanical with 7km to go however he managed to get again 3.5km from the end. BORA-hansgrohe launched the dash for Sam Bennett, however the Irish star slowed within the closing 50 metres. Christophe Laporte seized the chance to assert his second stage win within the Dauphiné. Groenewegen, Bennett and Laporte, began the ultimate dash in good positions. Groenewegen was ideally positioned, however was minimize off within the dash by Bennett, who deviated significantly from his line. Groenewegen was not capable of dash and made this clear with a hand gesture. Bennett was crushed within the dash by Laporte, who clearly had extra velocity.
Sam Bennett and Dylan Groenewegen crossed the road in second and third locations, however each had been declassed to thirty third and thirty fourth locations on the stage consequence.

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Stage winner and total chief, Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma): “It’s a bit sudden. After all, I needed to dash however I all the time mentioned I’m quick however not sufficient to beat these riders… And issues went my manner at the moment. Dylan Groenewegen was boxed on the fitting facet, Bennett was on the restrict and it allowed me to cross on the left. The staff protected Jonas [Vingegaard] and I loved their work. That was the plan. I used to be a bit boxed in with 500 metres to go however then I discovered the opening. It’s all the time good when it’s sudden. It’s a superb day! I’m unsure I’ll be capable to defend the jersey tomorrow. I like time trials, however I want after they’re shorter, like 15, possibly 20 kilometres. Over 30 kilometres, I believe it will likely be tough however I’ll attempt to do nicely and to honour the jersey.”

2nd on the stage, Matteo Trentin (UAE Crew Emirates): “It was a busy dash however I used to be fairly nicely positioned and managed a superb consequence ultimately. There was plenty of bends within the final kilometre and I had good legs however up towards the pure sprinters it’s all the time robust. We got here into the race with some ambition for the GC so we must always see that race warmth up over the following few levels.”

4th total and Greatest Younger Rider, Rune Herregodts (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty): “I crashed at the moment. More often than not, you don’t really feel it instantly. Proper now, I don’t really feel too unhealthy and I hope it will likely be the identical tomorrow. Earlier than the Dauphiné, the time trial was the day I used to be essentially the most centered on so I hope to do a superb consequence. Along with Dice, we actually labored on the bike and we’ll attempt to present it tomorrow. I believe high 10 is a practical aim if I’ve a superb time trial and I don’t endure an excessive amount of from the crash. It’s not a flat TT however I believe the max gradient is 5%. Meaning the velocity will all the time be above 30km/h and the time trial expertise might be a very powerful. A man like Jonas Vingegaard can each climb and TT so I believe he’s the favorite.”

KOM, Donavan Grondin (Arkéa Samsic): “Firstly of the stage, I noticed Pierre Latour attacked on the climb with a number of teammates to take the factors however I couldn’t even attempt to observe them. I had neither the legs nor the braveness to go. I used to be nonetheless in fairly some ache so I made a decision to remain secure within the bunch. I do know tomorrow’s ITT might be form of a transition stage, a bit like at the moment. However we’ll see how the legs really feel by Thursday to guage if I can defend the polka-dot jersey.”

Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergier): “I used to be anticipating a bit extra of a combat for the breakaway, with a correct terrain to battle firstly of the stage. Once I noticed it was simply the 2 of us with Milesi… However two riders, it’s nonetheless higher than being alone! However he didn’t wish to hold going. I stored going for the KOM factors after which I attempted a bit on the uphill sections however I solely had a niche of three minutes with 100 km to go, with headwind. I didn’t wish to waste power for nothing. There might be extra breakaways to do, particularly on the 2 days after the TT. The shape is growing and I can’t await what’s coming now.”

Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma in 4:43:28
2. Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Crew Emirates
3. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
4. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
5. Matevž Govekar (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
6. Tobias Bayer (Aust) Alpecin-Deceuninck
7. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
8. Madis Mihkels (Est) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Martin Urianstad (Nor) Uno-X
10. Danny van Poppel (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe

Critérium du Dauphiné General After Stage 3:
1. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma in 12:21:28
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:11
3. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:17
4. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:19
5. Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 0:23
6. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain Victorious
7. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM
8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies
9. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X
10. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis.

Dauphiné’23 stage 3:


Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Crew Emirates) had a surprising and emotional efficiency on Stage 4 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, a person time trial that noticed him get the higher of Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma). The Danish winner of the 2022 Tour de France had the perfect begin however his youthful compatriot was quicker because the kilometres glided by, till he set the perfect time on the end: 37:28 to cowl 31.1km in 49.8km/h, 12 seconds forward of Vingegaard and 27 seconds forward of Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Fast-Step). Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) completed twenty first (at 1:50) and misplaced his chief’s jersey to Bjerg, who, at 24 years-old, claims his first skilled victory, to go together with his three U23 ITT World championship titles.

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The solar was out to accompany the 140 riders gearing as much as tackle one of the vital essential challenges of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2023, a 31.1 km time trial with 445 metres of climbing from Cours to Belmont-de-la-Loire.

Donavan Grondin (Arkéa Samsic) was the primary rider to start out, at 13:41. He’s additionally the primary rider to complete, however Dylan van Baarle (Jumbo-Visma) quickly set a greater time of 41:13. He was rapidly crushed by Ryan Mullen (BORA-hansgrohe), with a time of 39:23. Because the consultants up the ante, the occasions got here down: 38:33 for Jonathan Castroviejo (INEOS Grenadiers), 38:30 for Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) and 37:55 for Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Fast-Step). His spectacular time stands for a very long time. However to not the tip. Three-time U23 ITT World champion, Mikel Bjerg (UAE Crew Emirates) had a superb begin and elevated the tempo within the second half of the race, a lot that he cuts 27 seconds of Cavagna’s time, who was 9 seconds forward of him after 10.7km. With a median velocity of 49.8km/h, he set a high time of 37:28.

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) is the quickest on the first intermediate level, 20 seconds forward of Bjerg. However The Danish Tour de France winner ultimately takes the second greatest time, 12 seconds behind Bjerg. After that, no one comes near Bjerg, however Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) takes the 4th greatest time at 34 seconds. Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) is the perfect amongst Vingegaard’s rivals for the GC battle, dropping 29 seconds on the Danish rider. Adam Yates (UAE Crew Emirates) follows carefully, with a niche of 45 seconds to Vingegaard. As for Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma), he took the twenty first greatest time, 1:50 behind the winner of the day. Mikkel Bjerg doesn’t solely take the stage win, but additionally the yellow and blue chief’s jersey.


Stage winner and total chief, Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Crew Emirates): “I labored arduous for this primary skilled victory. It’s a reduction to lastly win. I felt like I had so many probabilities to do it and I didn’t stay as much as my very own expectations. This morning, I nonetheless doubted myself, I believed the course was too arduous however each one was reassuring me. I needed to go arduous on the primary climb however not above my restrict. I did the descent nearly as good as I might with out taking too many dangers. Then I simply powered house. I texted my coach yesterday, saying that I needed to go for the jersey and the stage. I had nothing to lose, I gave every thing and I’m so comfortable I did it. I’ll ask my mechanicians to make every thing yellow on my bike! However I’m right here to work for Adam Yates and that’s what I’m going to give attention to. We’ve got large ambitions for the week-end. And I’m positive Tadej [Pogačar] is watching. He can see I’m prepared to assist him within the Tour!”

2nd on the stage and total, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma): “Mikkel rode an excellent time trial. I did that too, however sure… He was very spectacular. Hopefully I can take yellow one of many subsequent days. We don’t should drive now in tomorrow’s stage. The plan was to start out arduous. Perhaps I began just a little too quick. Within the center half I attempted to save lots of myself a bit to refill once more within the final half. Solely once I needed to try this there was nothing left within the tank to refill. Perhaps I ought to have slowed down a bit initially. Then I may need had just a little extra.”

fifth on the stage and 4th total, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën): “Throughout the race, I knew by wanting on the knowledge that I used to be doing certainly one of my greatest time trials. It nonetheless needed to be confirmed as soon as the perfect riders had crossed the end line. I actually set a superb time. It was certainly one of my targets this week as a result of the gaps right here will also be as large as those one can find within the mountains. There are nonetheless two days left earlier than attacking the excessive mountains and we should take every stage severely. Tomorrow (Thursday), the ultimate could be very tough. After all, I can’t wait to be again within the mountains, however we’ve seen since Sunday that the levels are nervous and that you must keep centered always. I’m very unhappy for Geoffrey (Bouchard). We did all our preparation in Sierra Nevada collectively. He’s an awesome man and an awesome rider.”

Earlier total chief, Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma): “I knew it was going to be sophisticated however I did my greatest. After 15-20 minutes I began to wrestle, I knew it was a bit too lengthy. I ended up ending fairly far, however I spent three days in yellow and Jonas [Vingegaard] had fun, that’s what issues. It will have been good for him to take the yellow jersey however Mikkel [Bjerg] had a wonderful time, congrats to him. We’ll see how Jonas can get well it within the mountains. I not have private targets on this race. So it’s all for Jonas and for the staff, I’m going to have plenty of work over these 4 stunning and arduous levels. The toughest half is coming.”

Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Crew Emirates in 37:28
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:12
3. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:27
4. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain Victorious at 0:34
5. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 0:41
6. Felix Großschartner (Aust) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:44
7. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:54
8. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:57
9. Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar at 1:02
10. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:05.

Critérium du Dauphiné General After Stage 4:
1. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Crew Emirates in 12:59:19
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:12
3. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain Victorious at 0:34
4. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 0:41
5. Felix Großschartner (Aust) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:44
6. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:50
7. Adam Yates (GB9 UAE Crew Emirates at 0:57
8. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step at 1:00
9. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:07
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:08.

Dauphiné’23 stage 4:


Egan Bernal Not Positive of a Tour Place
Egan Bernal is at present driving the Critérium du Dauphiné. Many riders are within the French race making ready for the Tour de France, however Bernal just isn’t but positive whether or not he’ll begin the Tour. “To be sincere, I don’t know but what my program will seem like after the Dauphiné,” he advised Flo Bikes earlier than the beginning of the primary stage on Sunday.

“I simply do that race first. It then relies on how this occasion goes, what plans we make,” defined Bernal. “I’m unsure the place I stand. We don’t know if I’m good or not. This race is an effective take a look at. We hold a number of choices open.”

Bernal has skilled nicely and feels good, he mentioned. “However coaching is all the time totally different from racing. I simply wish to end this race. I hope to search out out the place I stand. I’ve already ridden a number of races, however not races just like the Dauphiné. That is the primary actually large race I’ve carried out in two years. One of the best case situation is to complete this race and know the place I stand.”

2023 Tour for Bernal?


Lacking the Tour is ‘Large Blow’ for Kruijswijk
No Tour de France for Steven Kruijswijk. The climber was supposed to start out his eighth Tour this summer time, however a crash on the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné has put an finish to his plans. The Jumbo-Visma rider suffered a damaged collarbone and pelvis. “I can’t describe how dissatisfied I’m,” he wrote on social media on Monday night time.

“I knew I used to be prepared for an awesome racing summer time,” continued Kruijswijk, who was on an altitude coaching camp in Sierra Nevada together with his teammates previous to the Dauphiné. “Over the previous few weeks I’ve realised once more how particular this staff is and the way fortunate I’m to be part of it! Getting nice outcomes, working in direction of new targets, sacrificing loads, and all with the assumption to make historical past collectively!”

“In the intervening time it’s a enormous blow. I’ll attempt to get well from the accidents I’ve as quickly as attainable. See you quickly!” concluded the 35 year-old rider.

Kruijswijk might be changed in Jumbo-Visma’s choice for the Tour de France by Wilco Kelderman, who was designated first reserve. Jonas Vingegaard, Wout van Aert, Dylan van Baarle, Tiesj Benoot, Sepp Kuss, Christophe Laporte and Nathan Van Hooydonck are the opposite Tour names.

No Tour for Kruijswijk:


“Depart the Racing to Roglič” On Slovenian Motorway Signal
Primoz Roglič’s Giro victory has been fairly fashionable in Slovenia. Even on the highways there was references to the Jumbo-Visma staff chief. “Depart the racing to Roglic”, reads the digital warning indicators above the motorway. Rushing drivers are alternately discouraged in English and Slovenian from urgent the accelerator pedal as arduous as Roglič is peddling.



Mathieu van der Poel Contemplating Using the Netherlands Time Trial
There’s a likelihood that Mathieu van der Poel will put the 2023 Dutch time trial championships on his program. The 28 year-old winner of Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix has measured himself towards high time trial riders in recent times, together with within the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France final 12 months. “I’m desirous about it,” he mentioned enthusiastically.

“However we haven’t actually talked about it with the staff but,” he added. “Nevertheless it definitely belongs to the chances. It’s an extended week. The one factor that will get in the best way is that it’s fairly a good distance for a time trial (in Nunspeet, Gelderland). Due to the transfer you lose one or two days of coaching. I’m contemplating it, however in the meanwhile it’s not on my schedule.”

Mathieu van der Poel Race Program:
10-06 Duracell Dwars Door het Hageland
14-06 – 18-06 Baloise Belgium Tour
25-06 Netherlands Championships
23-07 Tour de France
06-08 UCI World Championships – Highway Race, Glasgow.

TT for Mathieu:


Derek Gee Indicators with Israel – Premier Tech By to 2028
Derek Gee will name Israel – Premier Tech house for the foreseeable future, with the Canadian sensation signing a brand new contract which is able to see him race in IPT colors till 2028.

The 25-year-old Canadian neo professional dominated the Giro d’Italia, making a reputation for himself and profitable the hearts of biking followers around the globe, which prompted the staff to tear up his present contract and signal a brand new six-year deal, from 2023 to 2028.

“We knew Derek had a giant engine after we took an opportunity on him, and signed him to our U23 Continental program a few years in the past. However, at this 12 months’s Giro, Derek proved that he has race smarts, and the flexibility to carry out with the perfect riders within the professional peloton. It was an actual popping out occasion for Derek, together with the younger teammates who accompanied him on our Giro squad. Accordingly, we determined to reward Derek by ripping up his neo professional contract and signing him to a brand new six 12 months deal, that can guarantee his future,” says IPT proprietor Sylvan Adams.

“I’ve recognized Derek since he was a boy, profitable native races in Canada, as he accompanied his father (towards whom I competed in Grasp’s races) to weekend bike races. IPT is Derek’s pure house, as it’s for the opposite aspiring Canadians, and Israelis, that we’ve got in our improvement pipeline. With Derek, we’re JUST. GETTING. STARTED. We count on large issues from this proficient rider within the close to future.”

Simply over every week after driving into Rome for the ultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia, the place Gee battled to 4 second locations, two fourth locations, received essentially the most combative rider classification, and completed second within the dash and mountains classifications, the magnitude of what he achieved in his maiden Grand Tour is beginning to sink in.

“Having an all WorldTour program to start out the 12 months was undoubtedly a tremendous expertise, to line up at such prestigious races, however I believe it actually confirmed the boldness the staff had in me and completely helped me race with extra confidence in myself. The Giro was about as removed from what I anticipated because it will get getting into, nevertheless it’s been sinking within the final week, the rides that I had there. I’m actually comfortable to have the ability to present why the staff had confidence in me with that calendar and put that on paper with these outcomes,” explains Gee.

As for the choice to already prolong his contract, Gee didn’t hesitate.

“It was an extremely simple choice for me to signal this new contract; I do know one other 5 years is a very long time, particularly within the biking world, however this staff seems like house. The connection I’ve with the riders, workers and administration, and the route I can see the staff going from a efficiency standpoint, is one thing I’m extremely eager to be part of for the long run. It additionally provides me the soundness to take a step again and check out new instructions as a rider that will not have even been one thing I used to be contemplating earlier than the Giro.”

“I actually can’t say precisely which route I wish to go as a rider and what I wish to obtain in that route, however for now the most important factor on my thoughts after the Giro is simply getting a win. So many second locations made me extraordinarily hungry to get that first win and hopefully sooner or later get a stage win in a Grand Tour. I’d wish to proceed to develop with out essentially selecting one thing to specialize in, and simply see which route racing takes me in as a rider. I believe that’s the thrilling half about this contract, there’s time to try this, and I can’t await the following 5 years with IPT!”

The long run dedication from IPT and Derek is a crucial step within the staff’s imaginative and prescient for the approaching years explains IPT Common Supervisor Kjell Carlström. “Derek Gee is an exceptional rider and one we see as a future chief of this staff. His bodily and psychological energy make him one of the vital thrilling bike riders within the professional peloton and when you think about that is simply his first 12 months skilled, we will’t wait to see what he can do sooner or later. By signing him by to 2028, we’re laying the muse for Derek to become the perfect rider he could be. Past Derek’s racing expertise, he’s actually one of many nicest and most humble riders we’ve got had the pleasure of working with and I believe the entire biking world noticed this shine by in the best way he offered himself on and off the bike on the Giro. The longer term is wanting shiny with Derek in IPT colors,” provides Carlström.

Derek Gee Israel – Premier Tech to 2028:
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Operation for Guerin
Alexis Guerin obtained unhealthy information on his thirty first birthday. The Frenchman of Bingoal WB broke his collarbone in a coaching crash, however initially he didn’t should go below the knife. Now surgical procedure is important.

Guerin was operated on Wednesday afternoon in Herentals hospital. “I suffered from a double fracture and it’s due to this fact essential to intervene. After just a little relaxation, I can rapidly heat up my legs on the bike once more and take into consideration coaching,” the rider mentioned on his staff’s web site.

The skilled rider has had a wonderful season. Within the Coppi e Bartali, he gave his staff the most important victory of the season up to now by profitable the fourth stage, forward of Mauro Schmid. He additionally completed seventh within the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo.

It’s not but recognized when he can begin racing once more.

Alexis Guerin out with double collarbone fracture:
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Soudal Fast-Step to the Tour de Suisse
Remco Evenepoel might be pinning on a quantity once more on the finish of this week.

For the primary time in six years, the Tour de Suisse might be bookended by particular person time trials, for a complete of 38.4 kilometres towards the clock that can weigh closely on the general standings. It goes saying that there’s once more some critical climbing to be carried out on the eight-day race, Villars-sur-Olon, Crans Montana and the daunting Albulapass being the primary hurdles that can stand between the GC favourites’ hopes and the famed yellow jersey.

As all the time on the Tour de Suisse – the place our staff has racked up 14 stage wins up to now – there’s a little bit of every thing for everyone, with additionally the sprinters and the baroudeurs getting their justifiable share of alternatives between 11 and 18 June, when the final World Tour race of the month will happen.

World Champion Remco Evenepoel will lead Soudal Fast-Step there in his first outing because the Giro d’Italia. He might be joined by Quatre Jours de Dunkerque runner-up Kasper Asgreen, Mattia Cattaneo, James Knox, Belgian Champion Tim Merlier – winner of six races this season – Mauro Schmid and Bert Van Lerberghe.

“We’ve got Remco again on the staff and we’re wanting ahead to it. The 2 particular person time trials swimsuit him, but additionally guys like Kasper, Mauro and Mattia can do one thing good on these levels. As Remco returns after sickness, we’ll simply take it day-to-day and see what he can do within the mountains, the place he’ll even have James to assist him, along with the opposite guys. For the flat levels, our man is Tim, who can rely on Bert to information him, so we’re assured in our possibilities of getting some good outcomes”, mentioned sports activities director Geert Van Bondt.

11.06–18.06 – Tour de Suisse (SUI) 2.UWT

Kasper Asgreen (DEN)
Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)
Remco Evenepoel (BEL)
James Knox (GBR)
Tim Merlier (BEL)
Mauro Schmid (SUI)
Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL).
Sports activities Director: Davide Bramati (ITA) and Geert Van Bondt (BEL).

Remco again within the Tour de Suisse:
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Uno-X Joins Forces with REMA 1000
Because the Norwegian-Danish Uno-X Professional Biking Crew heads to the Tour de France, adopted by 150 million individuals in Europe, they are going to have REMA 1000 on their jerseys.

All of the riders on the boys’s staff of Uno-X, and half of the ladies’s staff, are from Norway or Denmark. REMA 1000 has over 1000 shops mixed in Norway and Denmark. R is REMA 1000’s personal collection of high-quality merchandise offered at a low value.

“Sustaining top quality requirements in all aspects is important for delivering a powerful efficiency within the Tour de France, particularly in relation to diet. Our skilled cyclists will now showcase the REMA 1000 emblem and have R-products from REMA 1000 with them on the Tour,” says Jens Haugland, Common Supervisor Uno-X Professional Biking Crew.

Each Uno-X Mobility and REMA 1000 are a part of Reitan Retail. CEO Ole Robert Reitan explains that the biking dedication began as a ardour, however can be clearly anchored in enterprise technique.


“As a result of skilled biking gives such nice publicity worth, Uno-X Mobility has minimize all conventional advertising budgets. The Tour de France is among the many globe’s most important sporting occasions, and I anticipate an particularly excessive variety of followers from Norway and Denmark this 12 months,” says Reitan, who might be attending a number of of the levels in Spain and France this summer time.

“When we’ve got a Norwegian-Danish skilled staff, putting the R-logo on the jersey elegantly hyperlinks two of our most influential manufacturers inside these international locations. I additionally assume it contributes to constructing even larger inside satisfaction. I’m definitely very happy with what our groups have achieved,” he says.

The merchandise the skilled cyclists will use are the identical high-quality merchandise at low costs that clients should purchase in REMA 1000 shops. The R-series additionally incorporates 95 keyhole-marked merchandise for many who want to eat more healthy.

“At REMA 1000, we’re proud to contribute to the efficiency atmosphere within the Uno-X Professional Biking Crew with our R-products. The staff’s give attention to diet is at an impressively excessive degree,” says Ingvill Måkestad Bovim, Scientific Nutritionist at REMA 1000 Norway.

Uno-X Professional Biking Crew heads to the Tour de France with ambitions to win a stage. The staff will now correctly use the month of June, collaborating in a number of races such because the Critérium Dauphiné and Nationwide Championships. The ultimate choice on the squad for the Tour de France might be made till nearer to the Tour.

“It nonetheless feels a bit surreal that we’re going to the Tour de France, however in a couple of weeks, we might be on the beginning line. It definitely provides us further inspiration that we’ll showcase much more of Reitan Retail’s manufacturers on the jersey after we go to France,” says Jens Haugland, Common Supervisor of the Uno-X Professional Biking Crew.



Tour de France Reintroduces Covid Protocol
The organisers of the Tour de France will once more use a covid protocol. In accordance with the French information company AFP, ASO will announce subsequent week, after a number of covid circumstances within the Giro d’Italia final month. World Champion Remco Evenepoel, who was within the pink jersey on the time, needed to depart the Italian tour because of a constructive covid take a look at. He was not the one one and the Tour doesn’t need the identical state of affairs in July.

It’s anticipated that throughout the 2023 Tour de France, all these concerned must put on a face masks. Preserving a distance can be being reintroduced, placing the riders and media in a bubble. Contact with the general public might be stored to a minimal.

Within the Critérium du Dauphiné, which began on Sunday with a stage victory for Christophe Laporte, it may very well be seen that each one individuals behind the scenes had been sporting a face masks. That may most likely even be the identical within the Tour de France, which begins in Bilbao, Basque Nation, on Saturday 1 July.

Masks might be again within the Tour:
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Girls’s Tour of Belgium Cancelled
The Lotto Belgium Tour, the Tour of Belgium for ladies, won’t be held this 12 months. The race was supposed to start out on Wednesday, June 14 for 5 days, however for monetary and security causes, the race has needed to be cancelled on the final minute. “Some unexpected challenges got here our manner,” organiser Tom Thienpont advised Het Nieuwsblad.

“Final Friday we had been advised by a municipality that they may not assure the signage of parking bans, one-way site visitors and the location of diversions,” defined Thienpont. “A discover from a municipality the place the mayor is a fan of the race. Outsourcing to an exterior firm was not possible for us from a budgetary viewpoint and couldn’t be realised within the brief time period.”

There have been additionally fewer signalmen out there than initially anticipated. “The Baloise Belgium Tour for males, which is organised on the similar time, performed tips on us. Security comes first and I couldn’t assure that on this case. I’ve raised the difficulty of the signalmen a number of occasions with the federation, however nothing has modified. It’s excessive time {that a} mounted framework with rules and proper agreements was created right here. It’s a drawback for each organiser.”

“Ready any longer to cancel the race was pointless. We noticed no answer anymore due to the issues that arose. Furthermore, the race has been loss-making for the fourth 12 months in a row. The Lotto Belgium Tour is likely one of the organisations inside the firm Toesj and we’ve got to see how we assess it sooner or later. We are going to put our heads collectively firstly of August after which we are going to see how you can proceed.”

Lotte Kopecky would have been one of many high riders within the Lotto Belgium Tour:


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G. Martin, Froome, Bouchard and Armirail initially of the CIC Mont Ventoux June thirteenth
The CIC Mont Ventoux roster is taking form for the fifth version. Tuesday, June 13, a number of the present greatest climbers within the peloton might be initially to place their names on the race checklist and attempt to take the mantle from Ruben Guerreiro (winner in 2022), Miguel Angel Lopez (winner in 2021), Aleksandr Vlasov (winner in 2020 ) and Jesus Herrada (winner of the primary version in 2019):

  • Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), 9 skilled victories, frequent animator on the CIC Mont Ventoux (fifth in 2022 and third in 2020),
  • Chris Froome (Israël – Premier Tech) four-time winner of the Tour de France, two-time winner of the Vuelta a España, winner of the Giro d’Italia,
  • Geoffrey Bouchard  (AG2R Citroën Crew), King of the Mountains on the Giro d’Italia 2021 and the Vuelta 2019,
  • Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), wore the pink jersey because the chief for 3 days on the Giro d’Italia 2023.

Alongside them, the organisers are delighted to welcome a powerful discipline with riders like Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), winner in 2019, Michael Wooden and Domenico Pozzovivo (Israel – Premier Tech) in addition to Pierre Latour (Whole Energies).

The younger group of riders from the AG2R Citroën Crew, who got here to the fore throughout the newest Giro d’Italia with Paul Lapeira (wearer of the King of the Mountains jersey), Nicolas Prodhomme (twenty third within the common classification) and Valentin Paret-Peintre, might be readily available to help Geoffrey Bouchard. An formidable staff from Groupama-FDJ is predicted with Lenny Martinez, Rudy Molard and Quentin Pacher.

The Movistar staff will revolve round Imanol Erviti (double stage winner on the Vuelta a Espana) and Ivan Sosa (17 skilled victories).



A Spring to Construct On: Watch the Documentary on the Spring Classics of Lotto Dstny
From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Lotto Dstny riders have been adopted by the staff’s videographer. The result’s a half-hour lengthy look behind the scenes of the formidable Belgian ProTeam throughout a profitable spring marketing campaign. Together with amongst others spectacular performances by Arnaud De Lie, Florian Vermeersch, Milan Menten and Frederik Frison throughout the cobbled Classics and the evolution of punchers Maxim Van Gils and Andreas Kron throughout the Ardennes races.

Watch the documentary ‘A spring to construct on’ under:


INEOS Grenadiers: Giro d’Italia Journey
From Fossacesia Marina to the rostrum in Rome, re-live all of the highs and lows from a gruelling three weeks on the Giro d’Italia as Geraint Thomas battled to his fourth Grand Tour podium. With further footage and audio from Eurosport/GCN.


MADE Bike Present Pronounces New Venue and Opens Up Ticket Gross sales
Handmade Bike Present Shifts to Portland’s Zidell Yards Providing Extra House for Exhibitors and Attendees.

MADE,, an trade and shopper bike occasion highlighting the craft of handmade bicycles, at the moment broadcasts that the 2023 present will now happen on the iconic Zidell Yards, a premier Portland occasion house recognized for its lengthy historical past of internet hosting the One Moto Present.

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