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EUROTRASH Monday: Incredible Flanders and All of the Peloton Information!

EUROTRASH Monday: Incredible Flanders and All of the Peloton Information!


The boys’s and ladies’s Tour of Flanders – Ronde van Vlaanderen had been each raced in epic situations, now we have all the outcomes, reviews and video. Plus the Gran Premio Miguel Indurain and the Volta NXT Traditional. Learn what the riders consider the weekend’s races.

The quickest Tour of Flanders ever – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Worse accidents than first thought for Wout van Aert, Jasper Stuyven additionally out for the spring, Arnaud De Lie has Lyme illness, Nairo Quintana won’t trip the Tour of the Basque Nation, Demi Vollering stunned by SD Worx-Protime assertion, Thibau Nys won’t trip a Grand Tour in 2024 and Iván García Cortina responds to Wout Poels’ accusation: “Fully unfair”.

Crew Information: Soudal Fast-Step, dsm-firmenich PostNL and UAE Crew Emirates to the Itzulia Basque Nation.

Race information: Dwars Door Vlaanderen race physician out of hazard after collision with Soudal Fast-Step crew automobile.

Plus: Discovering Landismo video.

 

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TOP STORY: The Quickest Tour of Flanders Ever
Mathieu van der Poel made historical past along with his victory within the Tour of Flanders. He’s now a co-record holder on three wins, together with Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara, however he additionally holds the document of the quickest Ronde ever.

Regardless that it was a moist, chilly and windy version, the race was run at a document pace. After 6 hours, 5 minutes and 17 seconds, Mathieu van der Poel was the primary to cross the end line after 270.8 kilometres, this was a median pace of 44.48 kilometres per hour. He broke the earlier document, set by Tadej Pogačar final yr. The Slovenian additionally completed solo with a median pace of 44.08 kilometres per hour. A pace document was additionally set on this yr’s Milano-Sanremo, it was received by one other Alpecin-Deceuninck rider, Jasper Philipsen in a pace of 46.11 kilometres per hour.

Three Ronde wins and a pace document for Mathieu van der Poel:
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Tour of Flanders – Ronde van Vlaanderen 2024
Mathieu van der Poel was anticipated to win the Tour of Flanders, however the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider took an epic Ronde with solo effort within the Flemish rain, going solo from the Koppnberg. Surprisingly, Luca Mozzato (Arkéa-B&B Accommodations) was second and Michael Matthews was third, however the Australian was declassed in favour of Nils Politt (UAE Crew Emirates).

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After the beginning in Antwerp, the primary 100 kilometres of the 270.8 kilometres race, the peloton passes by Sint-Niklaas, Hamme, Haaltert, Herzele and Zottegem to succeed in the Flemish Ardennes, the place the race will actually begin. The Lippenhovestraat and the Paddestraat are the primary difficulties of the day after 104 kilometres of racing. The riders will then race over the standard finale of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. After 136 kilometres they tackle the primary passage of the Oude Kwaremont. From then on the climbs and cobbles come one after the opposite in fast succession. The Kapelleberg, the cobbles of the Holleweg, the Wolvenberg, the cobbles of the Kerkgate and the Jagerij, the climb of the Molenberg, the Marlboroughstraat, the Berendries and at last the Valkenberg all inside 30 kilometres. The highest of the Valkenberg is just below 90 kilometres from the end. At that time the riders have accomplished 180 kilometres. After the Valkenberg, if you’re nonetheless there, there may be time to assault. That is doable on the Berg Ten Houte or the Hotond. After the Hotond it’s the Oude Kwaremont for the second time after which to the Paterberg. The primary passage of the Paterberg at all times causes motion because the Koppenberg is subsequent on the horizon. “Now we have made the run-up to the Koppenberg extra straight ahead and now we have eradicated the descent and sharp bend simply earlier than the ascent,” the organisers defined. The powerful Koppenberg is the place the place the favourites will make their mark. The Mariaborrestraat, Steenbeekdries and Traaiberg are one other alternative for assaults. Traaiberg is adopted by the Hotond, then there are 10 kilometres to the Oude Kwaremont for the final time. The Oude Kwaremont is 16.7 kilometres from the end. The cream ought to have already come to the highest of the milk by this level and now could be the time for them to make life arduous for one another earlier than their closing likelihood, 13.2 kilometres from the end on the Paterberg. The Paterberg is brief at lower than 400 metres and supreme for the extra explosive riders. From the summit there are 13 flat kilometres to Oudenaarde. The wind will be sturdy on the run-in to the end, powerful for a solo rider, but when there’s a group, then ways will come into play for a dash on the vast Minderbroedersstraat in Oudenaarde.

After 20 kilometres a bunch of eight made their escape: Bert Van Lerberghe (Soudal Fast-Step), Luke Durbridge & Elmar Reinders (Jayco AlUla), Damien Touzé (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), Lionel Taminiaux (Lotto Dstny), Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Cofidis), David Dekker (Arkéa-B&B Accommodations) and Jelle Vermoote (Bingoal WB). At first they had been chased, but it surely suited the crew’s of the favourites and so their lead was allowed to extend. Alpecin-Deceuninck and Lidl-Trek took management of the peloton for Mathieu van der Poel and Mads Pedersen and so the break quickly had a lead of 4:20, however that was their most. There was a whole lot of followers on the roadside, this induced no less than three crashes one seemed notably dangerous for a lady spectator.

Unusually, the primary counter-attack got here from Alpecin-Deceuninck, however Visma | Lease a Bike chased down Axel Laurence after which, with 110 kilometres to go, Matteo Jorgenson stored going. Pedersen additionally made a transfer, however all the things calmed down once more. On the Molenberg, 100 kilometres from the end, there was extra fireworks. As soon as once more it was Pedersen, this time with Jorgenson and Van der Poel on his wheel. A really sturdy group broke away from them, which was a harmful state of affairs for the World champion. A bunch of Pedersen, Dylan van Baarle, Tiesj Benoot, Nils Politt and Oliver Naesen had a spot. The Alpecin-Deceuninck males didn’t permit the hole to get too massive after which Van der Poel closed the hole on the Valkenberg with a robust effort. Pedersen wasn’t completed and went once more, however he had Gianni Vermeersch on his wheel, MvdP’s teammate. Pedersen and Vermeersch stayed off the entrance and climbed Berg Ten Houte with none issues. Within the peloton, Alpecin-Deceuninck had been in management and stored the hole small. Stefan Küng, who crashed with spectators, was in a position to return. The rain and moist roads made the race very nervous within the run-up to the second passage of the Oude Kwaremont.

Oier Lazkano put the strain on, on the Kwaremont, however Van der Poel closed the hole to Pedersen and Vermeersch. On the high, solely Pedersen, Lazkano, Dylan Teuns, Laurence Pithie and Tim Wellens had been nonetheless on the wheel of the World champion, after which a bunch together with Jorgenson and Matej Mohorič was in a position to be part of them. The primary time over the Paterberg the race was break up, however the gaps had been nonetheless small. Within the run-up to the Koppenberg the teams of favourites got here again collectively. Iván García jumped away and began the cobbles climb of the Koppenberg with a slight lead, however he had a mechanical downside and needed to cease. Mathieu van der Poel got here storming previous with Matteo Jorgenson and Mads Pedersen behind him. The others weren’t so fortunate and needed to run up the climb. The tempo that Van der Poel set on the Koppenberg was the decisive transfer of the day. Jorgenson had the World champion in sight excessive, however Van der Poel now had the bit between his tooth and took time on everybody. By the Traaiberg the lead was already 50 seconds on the American, who needed to drop again to a bunch with Bettiol, Teuns, García, Wellens, Pedersen and Laurenz Rex.

The cooperation was not good and so Van der Poel over one and a half minutes with 30 kilometres to go. He nonetheless had the Oude Kruisberg/Hotond, Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg to sort out. Behind Van der Poel, the battle for the opposite podium locations was on. On the Hotond, Teuns and Bettiol broke away, however they had been practically 2 minutes behind Van der Poel. The World champion needed to endure booing and a beer bathe the final time on Kwaremont. No issues on the Paterberg earlier than the 13 flat kilometre to Oudenaarde. Van der Poel took his third victory within the Tour of Flanders, after his victories in 2020 and 2022. Greater than 1 minute behind Van der Poel, Bettiol and Teuns had been racing for the rostrum, however there was a big group arising from behind. Within the ending straight, Teuns and Bettiol began to play a sport of poker, permitting the chasing group to catch them within the final 200 metres. Surprisingly second place went to Luca Mozzato (Arkéa-B&B Accommodations), who had a giant battle with Michael Matthews (Jayco AlUla). After the end the race jury declassed the Australian for his ‘swap’ to 1 aspect. Nils Politt (UAE Crew Emirates) was awarded third place.

# You may see the complete ‘PEZ Race Report’ with extra high pictures HERE. #

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Race winner, Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “At this time was simply survival. For me it has been the toughest Tour of Flanders I’ve ever finished in these climate situations. We did these final twenty kilometres with our eyes closed. I used to be so devastated that I didn’t assume a lot. I’ve to assume once more about what occurred. The rain made the cobblestone climbs troublesome. Particularly the Koppenberg, I slipped till reaching the highest. Then I had created hole, however with the wind it was nonetheless far to go. I rolled as arduous as I might. It was very troublesome to discover a good place to go. The crew was unbelievable. I mentioned they needed to stick collectively till the Koppenberg. I didn’t count on to be alone. The second time I handed the Kwaremont I used to be within the lead. Afterwards I didn’t have one of the best emotions, however I’m glad to have received once more. My season has already been a hit. I nonetheless can’t take into consideration Roubaix. I’m utterly fucked proper now.”

2nd, Luca Mozzato (Arkéa-B&B Accommodations): “It’s a consequence that exceeds my expectations. If somebody had advised me this morning ‘you’re going to be within the high 20’, I might have been blissful, and ‘within the high 10’ I might have signed up instantly. However on the rostrum… I believe I made the trouble on the proper time. Everybody needed to anticipate Van der Poel’s assault. In my head, the aim was to beat as many hills within the first group as doable by managing my efforts. And that paid off within the closing, as a result of within the final 30 or 40 kilometres I used to be in fairly good condition. It was a race the place everybody ended up ‘cooked’. We had been fortunate to catch Bettiol and Teuns within the closing dash and I’m very proud of second place.”

third, Nils Politt (UAE Crew Emirates): “I used to be already on the crew bus after which the decision got here saying I used to be third. I’m tremendous proud of this consequence, being on the rostrum of the Tour of Flanders is one thing particular, that is my second time on a podium of a Monumentum after the one on the Paris-Roubaix. We deserved this consequence as a crew as a result of we rode very effectively immediately, with 4 riders within the high 12. For what considerations the dash, I can say I used to be coming with pace and I needed to brake slightly bit. The commissaires took this determination, I really feel additionally sorry for Matthews.”

seventh, Oliver Naesen (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale): “At this time I had distinctive legs and I’m very proud of the consequence. I gave rather a lot to attempt to get out of the chasing group and inevitably I paid slightly for it on the finish with cramps within the dash, which was the small disappointment of the day. The crew did an important efficiency with Damien (Touzé) within the morning breakaway. Then I joined him with the group of favourites and he did an important job for me, Dries (De Bondt) additionally positioned me effectively on the foot of the second climb of the Kwaremont. From that second on I felt like among the finest within the group of favourites, however Mathieu (Van der Poel) was already forward. All through the race I advised myself that between second and fifth can be my place, ultimately there have been seven. Not too far.”

eighth, Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech): “On some events, at key moments, I used to be not in place or I caught a crash. However at first of the race, with about 120 kilometres to go, when the massive guys had been leaving, I used to be in a position to keep additional and additional forward and be up there in the appropriate positions. After which, at Koppenberg, I had no selection however to cease, get off the bike and begin working. I had by no means seen that earlier than in one other race. Teuns’ parting phrases after the finale left nothing open to interpretation. I’m nonetheless coming again, I need that place on the rostrum.”

ninth, Alberto Bettiol (EF Schooling-EasyPost): “That is biking. I had a whole lot of dangerous luck immediately. The second time I fell within the Kwaremont and needed to wait, however I’m very proud of my teammates. They helped me all day. There was no technique to beat Van der Poel immediately, however a podium would have been good. Sorry, additionally for Dylan Theuns. Now we have ridden very effectively collectively and maybe we deserved a greater consequence, however it’s what it’s. Subsequent Sunday there may be one other alternative in Paris-Roubaix and we’ll reap the benefits of it.”

fifteenth, Tiesj Benoot (Visma | Lease a Bike): “This was a really powerful version. The legs felt fairly good. Sadly, I needed to cope with some dangerous mechanical luck. On the Previous Kwaremont I made a mistake that induced my rear derailleur to take a success. I used to be in a position to change it slightly later. Ultimately Sadly I had a flat tyre. In any other case possibly I might have fought for a spot on the rostrum, however that’s the way in which it’s. It was a really arduous day. We tried as a crew, however sadly the competitors immediately was too sturdy.”

twenty sixth, Iván García Cortina (Movistar): “I really feel slightly helpless. Within the Kwaremont they had been passing me and I used to be not in a position to observe the wheels and within the Koppenberg I had no grip in any respect. I attempted to go for the cleanest line, however I used to be skidding rather a lot and there was no approach. I desperately tried to decrease the strain, as a result of in any other case I used to be going to have a nasty time later. It was higher to be secure than sorry, as a result of in any other case it could be comparable on the brand new Kwaremont and Paterberg. Once you see a top-10 so shut, it makes you helpless, see how everybody passes you within the closing half. Everyone seems to be lifeless, however you slightly extra and also you see the way you go with out energy. If the Koppenberg factor had not occurred, I might have modified little, however I might have continued forward slightly extra.”

thirty first, Matteo Jorgenson (Visma | Lease a Bike): “This was one of the vital troublesome days I’ve ever had on the bike. I did all the things I might to win the race. I knew I needed to observe Van der Poel and I gave all the things to be on his wheel. Sadly, I needed to let him go. I went full throttle to shut the hole, but it surely simply didn’t work. Then it was throughout for me. Van der Poel rode very sensible and powerful immediately. He’s the deserved winner. We fought as a crew and did one of the best we might. I’m happy with that combating spirit.”

Tour of Flanders – Ronde van Vlaanderen Outcome:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck in 6:05:17
2. Luca Mozzato (Ita) Arkéa-B&B Accommodations at 1:02
3. Nils Politt (Ger) UAE Crew Emirates
4. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Crew Emirates
5. António Morgado (Por) UAE Crew Emirates
6. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Oliver Naesen (Bel) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
8. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech
9. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Schooling-EasyPost
10. Toms Skujiņš (Lat) Lidl-Trek.

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Tour of Flanders – Ronde van Vlaanderen Girls 2024
Elisa Longo Borghini received a troublesome girls’s Tour of Flanders. The Italian champion of Lidl-Trek was the primary over the end line in Oudenaarde, after a whole lot of work by her teammate Shirin van Anrooij, who completed third, behind Kasia Niewiadoma. Prime favourites Lotte Kopecky, Marianne Vos and Demi Vollering struggled within the closing.

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The twenty first version of the Tour of Flanders for ladies was a race of 163 kilometres, beginning and ending in Oudenaarde. The primary climb of the day was 90 kilometres from the end. The Koppenberg was 45 kilometres from the end and was adopted by the Steenbeekdries, the Stationsberg, the Traaiberg, Oude Kruisberg/Hotond and the ultimate part with the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg and the flat finale to Oudenaarde.

After simply 10 kilometres there was a giant crash. Amongst them was Marlen Reusser (SD Worx-Protime) and Lizzie Deignan (Lidl-Trek), who each needed to abandon and had been taken to hospital. In the meantime, a number one group of 5 broke away on the entrance of the race, together with Justine Ghekiere (AG Insurance coverage-Soudal), Mieke Docx (Lotto Dstny), Gladys Verhulst-Wild (FDJ-SUEZ), Josie Talbot (Cofidis) and Elena Pirrone (Roland). They obtained a 3 minute lead. The peloton was soaking moist. Elisa Longo Borghini crashed, however was in a position to return. The favourites needed to anticipate the Koppenberg to assault, whereas Ghekiere held out the longest of the early break. On the Koppenberg the race was break up. Marianne Vos took the lead and made it excessive with seven others. Behind, virtually all of the riders needed to run on foot, which induced them to lose a whole lot of time. Amongst them was Lotte Kopecky and Dutch champion Demi Vollering. They needed to chase the main group of Vos, Longo Borghini, Lorena Wiebes, Puck Pieterse, Karlijn Swinkels, Silvia Persico, Kasia Niewiadoma and Letizia Paternoster.

On the Traaiberg the hole was 25 seconds between the 2 entrance teams. Along with Kopecky, Vollering, Shirin van Anrooij, Fem van Empel, Pfeiffer Georgi and Léa Curinier had been additionally within the chase, with the SD Worx-Protime anticipated to do essentially the most work. On the entrance there was Swinkels who set the tempo for teammate Persico. On the Oude Kruisberg/Hotond the hole was smaller and Vollering tried to cross, however Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma selected to assault and made Vollering hand over. As a result of the tempo eased on the entrance, the Dutch champion was in a position to make contact once more simply earlier than the Oude Kwaremont. Shirin van Anrooij additionally returned; she instantly took the assault with Swinkels and surprisingly they took a 30 second lead. It went quiet within the favourites group as a result of Vos and SD Worx-Protime checked out one another. Kopecky was in a position to return to the favourites group, simply earlier than the foot of the Oude Kwaremont. That was 45 seconds behind Van Anrooij and 15 seconds behind the escaped Pieterse. It was troublesome to climb within the pouring rain, however Van Anrooij got here excessive within the lead.

Pieterse and Swinkels had been unable to shut the hole, which meant that the group with Vollering, Vos and Kopecky might virtually shut on the Paterberg. Van Anrooij didn’t cease on the Paterberg, whereas Pieterse was caught by the pursuers. Vos and Vollering had a troublesome second, permitting Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini to drag away. They had been Van Anrooij’s first pursuers on the high. Longo Borghini closed the hole to her teammate within the lead, with Niewiadoma on the wheel. This meant there have been three leaders and 5 chasers. The distinction between these teams step by step elevated to greater than 20 seconds, however there was no slowing on the entrance. That didn’t occur, as a result of Van Anrooij, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma continued to work effectively. Consequently, all the things was determined within the closing kilometre. A poker sport began between the three on the entrance. Niewiadoma stopped working, however Lidl-Trek put Van Anrooij on the lead. She began the dash, after which Longo Borghini completed with a robust leap in a battle with Niewiadoma. Van Anrooij completed third. The dash for fourth place was received by Vos, forward of Kopecky and Pieterse.

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Race winner, Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek): “Profitable this race means rather a lot to me. I want to thank my coach Paolo Slongo, my husband Jacopo Mosca and the complete Lidl-Trek crew for the assist they’ve given me immediately. The women had been wonderful immediately, as at all times, as was the assist from the workers within the automobile. I had a small accident and a puncture and fell, and so they supported me in an excellent approach. Ultimately ending first and third in a race like that is unimaginable. This victory can be for Lizzie. She fell on the primary set of cobbles and sadly broke her arm, so we hope we are able to put a smile on her face. I like arduous races, however I’m not essentially a really quick bicycle owner, however in these eventualities, when the race is lengthy and individuals are drained, what comes out is your effectivity and the freshest one virtually wins and I nonetheless felt good on the finish. Within the final three kilometres, I knew that we nonetheless wanted to push arduous and that we couldn’t play “the sport” but. However, in my thoughts, I knew what I needed to do. I mentioned to myself, ‘You’re feeling good, win this!’ Nevertheless, Shirin was unimaginable immediately, coming again and attacking instantly. I stored reminding her that with 30 seconds you may win Flanders as a result of we had been roommates this week, and I confirmed her slightly bit from after I received in 2015 and so they advised me that in the event you go away Kwaremont with 30 seconds you may win. and that’s why I stored telling her that. Nevertheless, SD Worx rode arduous till the top from there, so the hole grew to become smaller and smaller. Then in Paterberg I heard from the automobile that she was simply going and he or she was making it troublesome as a result of the numbers are at all times good for us. Lastly we had been within the group of three with Kasia, who I knew was additionally actually wanting ahead to going, and we had been in a position to attain collectively the aim. Shirin was ready for me and we all know that our energy as a crew is how briskly we run so effectively as a crew and that is one thing we deliberate collectively. We began our day with mutual belief and everybody did an incredible job. We’re again to our full potential as a crew. I’m a distinct bicycle owner and this can be a completely completely different victory than the primary one I achieved right here. I’m sporting the tricolor shirt, I’m a extra mature lady. I used to be just a bit woman after I received in 2015 and now I can realise extra and am extra acutely aware of what I’m reaching. Each victory is particular as a result of nothing will be taken without any consideration in biking or in life.”

third, Shirin van Anrooij (Lidl-Trek): “I’m definitely not dissatisfied, I believe third place is superb for me. The aim was to win with the crew and we received. It was very arduous. I anticipated that too. Though I made it much more troublesome for myself by being too far-off in Koppenberg and having to do an extended chase. In fact I attacked too, however I actually get pleasure from it when it’s a extremely arduous race. The rain and the gap made it extra enjoyable. I perceive it’d look loopy on TV, initially I assumed Kasia had closed the hole, however ultimately it was the appropriate tactic. I used to be truly going by that myself. I actually belief the tactical choices of Jeroen Blijlevens and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg from the automobile. On the one hand, I used to be desirous about successful, particularly after I nonetheless had a lead after Paterberg. I wasn’t anticipating it in any respect, but it surely shortly grew to become clear that I needed to anticipate Elisa and Kasia. Then I realised that I needed to anticipate Elisa, as a result of she was the quickest. You don’t know if I might have stayed forward and ultimately we received, which for us is an important factor. There are two of us on the rostrum, so it has been a really profitable day.”

4th, Marianne Vos (Visma | Lease a Bike): “It was a really arduous race. At Koppenberg we overtook with group, however at Paterberg I needed to undergo. Van Anrooij made assault and Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma had been additionally very sturdy. In fact, one hopes to realize it. After that we had been again within the race, however the hole didn’t actually shut. The most effective three had been forward.”

fifth, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “I used to be not far sufficient in entrance for the Koppenberg, that was partly as a result of circumstances as a result of I used to be pushed a bit, but it surely was additionally partly my very own fault. I needed to set foot as a result of they went off the bike in entrance of me and on the Koppenberg there isn’t any room to move them. With that, a really sturdy main group was gone and we had been working behind. I then tried to trip as arduous as I might to get Demi Vollering again in place. Finally I attempted to set the tempo as excessive as doable within the chasing group so we might rejoin. That succeeded, however price a whole lot of energy. So it provides a double feeling. It’s a disgrace we couldn’t get extra out of it, however I’m going to show the knob round shortly and give attention to the following aim: Paris-Roubaix.”

eighth, Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime): “It’s an enormous disgrace. Particularly if you see how sturdy we nonetheless rode as a crew ultimately. Solely we had been continuously behind after the Koppenberg. Fortunately Lorena Wiebes was in a position to restrict the injury and along with her we had been nonetheless represented on the entrance. However Lotte and I missed the battle on the Koppenberg as a result of we needed to get off our bikes. Ultimately, I wasted a whole lot of vitality within the chase. We utterly drained ourselves. Once you’re two or three in entrance, you may play the sport. Now it was vital not to surrender and to maintain believing in it. Once you see how Lotte nonetheless got here again and stored combating and in addition went full within the final kilometre … There was extra in it. I had hoped to simply be there on the Paterberg, however this was a most effort for me. There was simply nothing extra in it as a result of I had already used up a lot vitality. Too dangerous, I hope to win this in the future.”

Tour of Flanders – Ronde van Vlaanderen Girls Outcome:
1. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Lidl-Trek in 4:16:04
2. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
3. Shirin van Anrooij (Ned) Lidl-Trek
4. Marianne Vos (Ned) Visma | Lease a Bike at 0:09
5. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime
6. Puck Pieterse (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
8. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx-Protime at 0:15
9. Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Liv AlUla Jayco at 1:40
10. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) UAE Crew ADQ.

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Gran Premio Miguel Indurain 2024
Brandon McNulty (UAE Tam Emirates) received the thirty third Gran Premio Miguel Indurain. In an thrilling closing, the American was too quick for Maxim Van Gils (Lotto Dstny) within the dash. Oscar Onley (dsm-firmenich PostNL) was third at 2 seconds.

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The GP Miguel Indurain on Saturday is a one-day race for the climbers. Clearly named after five-time Tour winner, legend Miguel Indurain. Within the closing, the riders had two troublesome circuits, with the Alto de Eraul (3.9km at 5.1%), Alto de Muru and Alto Ibarra. There was a early break of seven: Jetse Bol (Burgos-BH), Luis Leidert (Lidl-Trek Future Racing), Txomin Juaristi (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Xabier Mikel Azparren (Q36.5), Javier Serrano (Polti-Kometa), José María García (Illes Balears Arabay Biking) and Julius Johansen (Sabgal/Anicolor). The lead group was thinned out because the race went on. Bol was the strongest on the climbs. Solely Leidert, Juaristi and Johansen had been in a position to maintain Bol, the others had been dropped. Within the peloton the tempo was set by Israel-Premier Tech for Woods and Williams.

UAE Crew Emirates additionally labored within the chase within the final 40 kilometres and this ended the break’s probabilities. Bol, Johansen and Juaristi had been caught earlier than the final 30 kilometres, and the assaults began within the peloton. Nans Peters, Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, Andrea Bagioli, Jon Barrenetxea, Oscar Onley, Igor Arrieta, Pablo Castrillo, Stephen Williams and Paul Double escaped by the rain. This break didn’t final lengthy. The ultimate was very arduous because of the route and the rain. Brandon McNulty of UAE Crew Emirates attacked within the final 10 kilometres and shortly had 15 seconds.

On the brief, however very steep Alto Ibarra, Maxim Van Gils jumped away from the opposite chasers and crossed to the American. On the steepest part, Van Gils went up too after which handed McNulty, to cross the summit forward of the American. On the harmful descent McNulty managed to catch Van Gils once more. The Belgian then determined to avoid wasting his vitality for the dash, however McNulty had one thing left to take the victory. The 25-year-old McNulty took his fourth victory of 2024. Van Gils needed to accept second place, Oscar Onley got here third forward of Ion Izagirre and Eire’s Archie Ryan.

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Race winner, Brandon McNulty (UAE Crew Emirates): “I made the transfer on the final lengthy climb after which nonetheless had a spot on the final kicker. I used to be caught by Van Gils and thought that I used to be finished however got here again on the downhill. It’s been an excellent yr to this point and I’m hungry for extra. Now we have Itzulia beginning on Monday so wanting ahead to that and the boldness is up after this one.”

Gran Premio Miguel Indurain Outcome:
1. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Crew Emirates in 4:55:48
2. Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Dstny
3. Oscar Onley (GB) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 0:02
4. Ion Izagirre (Spa) Cofidis at 0:06
5. Archie Ryan Irl) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:08
6. Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:16
7. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Accommodations
8. Steff Cras (Bel) TotalEnergies
9. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe
10. Fernando Barceló (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA.

GP Indurain’24:

 

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Volta NXT Traditional 2024
Alpecin-Deceuninck received the Volta NXT Traditional for the second yr in a row. Timo Kielich gave the crew the victory in Eijsden. He beat Pascal Eenkhoorn in a two man dash. Kielich’s teammate, Henri Uhlig was third.

NXT Classic 2024

The Volta NXT Traditional is a semi-classic in Limburg, beforehand the Volta Limburg Traditional, however is mainly the identical race. The race is made up of many climbs and turns, the race promised to be powerful. Final yr’s winner, Kaden Groves was on the beginning line together with Pascal Eenkhoorn, Hartthijs De Vries and Frank van den Broek had been on the beginning line.

The race was 190 kilometres lengthy with 2,979 metres of climbing. The peloton lined greater than 40 kilometres within the first hour, so an early escape didn’t materialise. Fourteen riders did escape, however some groups had missed the transfer so it was introduced again. Quickly after, 9 riders did get away: Tomas Kopecky (TDT-Unibet), Mathijs Paasschens (Lotto Dstny), Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Francesco Busatto &amp, Simone Gualdi (Intermarché-Wanty), Gianluca Brambilla (Q36.5), Johan Meens (Bingoal WB), Frank van den Broek (dsm-firmenich PostNL) and Mike Schuch (Parkhotel Valkenburg), they took a most lead of two minutes. Virtually all main groups had been represented within the main group, except Israel-Premier Tech Academy, who chased.

The lead fluctuated round two minutes for a very long time, however 70 kilometres from the end the entrance runners had been about to be caught. There have been a number of counter-attacks from Pascal Eenkhoorn, Hurt Vanhoucke and Joseph Blackmore. Final yr’s winner, Groves was in hassle on the again. Eenkhoorn was sturdy sufficient to cross to the leaders, who had been nonetheless away, on his personal. On the Camerig, Brambilla went solo, nevertheless, this was very short-lived, as a result of after just a few kilometres Brambilla was caught. Huub Artz was the following to assault and joined the main group earlier than going solo. Artz lead grew to 30 seconds, however he was joined by the chasers with 30 thirty kilometres to go. Additionally the second group, led by Visma | Lease a Bike wasn’t far behind.

The entrance group included Bayer, Timo Kielich, Henri Uhlig (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Artz, Busatto, Gualdi (Intermarché-Wanty), Eenkhoorn, Vanhoucke (Lotto Dstny), Jelle Johannink, Tomáš Kopecký (TDT-Unibet), Brambilla (Q36.5), Meens (Bingoal WB), Blackmore (Israel Premier-Tech Academy), Van den Broek (dsm-firmenich PostNL) and Schuch (Parkhotel-Valkenburg). This group was break up on one of many many Limburg climbs. Artz, Brambilla and Kopecký had been in hassle, however early escapee, Van den Broek, jumped away. Quickly after he was caught, he made one other assault on Mheerelindje similtaneously Eenkhoorn. The Lotto Dstny rider managed to drop Van den Broek with 15 kilometres to go, however Alpecin-Deceuninck had been chasing behind. Eenkhoorn was unable to increase his result in greater than 10 seconds. With 10 kilometres to go, Eenkhoorn was joined by Kielich and so they prolonged their result in 20 seconds. Eenkhoorn began his dash earlier than the final nook, however was no match for Kielich on the marginally uphill, cobbled Diepstraat. Eenkhoorn was third final yr and was now second. Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Henri Uhlig took third place.

NXT Classic 2024

Race winner, Timo Kielich (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “That’s what we stand for as a crew, attacking races. It’s actually nice to win, particularly in a 1.1 race and particularly the way in which we raced. We will be happy with that. We at all times had somebody with us and had been at all times within the race. Within the closing we additionally had three riders in a number one group of eight. We rode an excellent good race. I had been doing effectively in current weeks and this was an important alternative to race for victory. The course may be very appropriate for aggressive racing. There have been two of us and Eenkhoorn didn’t need to trip anymore within the final kilometres. I attempted to tempo myself as finest I might till the final kilometre. Then we began taking part in poker. The wind was at my again and I used to be in a position to dash from the wheel. I do know that I’ve dash in my legs after a troublesome race. That got here in useful.”

2nd, Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto Dstny): “He actually is the deserved winner. I gave it my all, but it surely wasn’t sufficient. Alpecin-Deceuninck was very sturdy alongside the way in which with three riders within the closing. That’s simply a part of the race. I do know he’s quick and so I made a decision to not take over the past kilometres in an effort to save vitality. However sure… I attempted to be the primary by the final nook, however he was simply too quick within the dash. In fact it’s a disgrace if you’re so shut, however I attempted all the things. I additionally rode solo for some time, however I couldn’t do it anymore. Then it stops.”

Volta NXT Traditional Outcome:
1. Timo Kielich (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck in 4:31:53
2. Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Lotto Dstny at 0:02
3. Henri Uhlig (Ger) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:07
4. Francesco Busatto (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty
5. Johan Meens (Bel) Bingoal WB at 0:09
6. Jelle Johannink (Ned) TDT-Unibet
7. Tobias Bayer (Aust) Alpecin-Deceuninck
8. Joseph Blackmore (GB) Israel Premier-Tech Academy
9. Frank van den Broek (Ned) Improvement dsm-firmenich PostNL
10. Hurt Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Dstny at 0:12.

Volta NXT Traditional’24:

 

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Worse Accidents than First Thought for Wout van Aert
Wout van Aert suffered a number of fractures from his crash in Dwars door Vlaanderen, however the accidents had been a lot worse than first thought. It was first introduced that the Belgian of Visma | Lease had damaged his collarbone and 7 ribs, now it has been introduced that he additionally broke his sternum.

Van Aert crashed on Wednesday with 67 kilometres to go within the Dwars Door, on the descent in the direction of the Kanarieberg, at excessive pace. Mads Pedersen, Jasper Stuyven and Biniam Girmay had been additionally concerned. It was instantly clear that Van Aert was in a nasty approach. The Belgian had severe grazes on his again and lay on the street moaning and crying in ache. He was then taken to hospital. On the hospital, a damaged collarbone was initially recognized, in addition to a number of damaged ribs. In response to HLN, this concerned 9 bone fractures: collarbone, sternum and 7 ribs.

It’s nonetheless unclear precisely how a lot time Van Aert might want to recuperate, mentioned his Visma | Lease a Bike crew, however his spring Classics are over: Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. The Amstel Gold Race will even be too quickly and his Giro d’Italia shall be in query.

Wout shall be out for some time:
Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2024

 

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Jasper Stuyven Additionally Out for the Spring
Lidl-Trek’s Jasper Stuyven additionally crashed on Wednesday in Dwars door Vlaanderen together with Wout van Aert and others. Stuyven wrote on social media. “I labored actually arduous within the classics for 2 years to get again to my high degree.” The Belgian broke his collarbone and was taken to hospital.

The 31 year-old rider has efficiently undergone surgical procedure, however any ideas of successful, and even driving the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix are out of the query this yr. “I want to thank everybody for the expressions of assist. I hope to recuperate shortly after my operation,” he wrote on Instagram. “I want to thank the Claes household for his or her assist and fast work. I’ll now take the time to recuperate as optimally as doable.”

It’s a very bitter capsule for Stuyven, as he competed at a really excessive degree this spring. “My spring is out of the blue over and that’s in fact an enormous blow. I labored arduous for 2 years within the classics to get again to my high degree. After many coaching camps and sacrifices, I used to be in a position to compete in finals once more this yr. The truth is, I’ll have been within the form of my life. I now sincerely hope that Lidl-Trek can proceed the great pattern within the subsequent races.”

It’s nonetheless unclear how lengthy Stuyven shall be out of motion and when he shall be allowed to coach once more, not to mention when he can put on a shirt quantity once more.

Jasper Stuyven: ‘I’ll have been within the form of my life’
Gent-Wevelgem 2024

 

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Lotto Dstny Finds a Doable Reason for Arnaud De Lie’s Latest Poor Kind
Arnaud De Lie has struggled along with his type in current weeks. Since his crash in Le Samyn he has not been 1000%, but it surely appeared to be one thing greater than the crash. The Lotto Dstny rider seems to have Lyme illness, based on blood exams.

Lyme illness is brought on by a tick chew, from a tick contaminated with a bacterium. This infectious illness is managed with antibiotic therapy for no less than ten days. “It could be the rationale why Arnaud couldn’t carry out at a excessive degree in current races,” Lotto Dstny reported on social media. “He has now began therapy with antibiotics. We want you a speedy restoration, Arnaud!”

It’s presently unclear how lengthy he shall be out of competitors. The 22 year-old energy beforehand determined to finish his spring, as he was unable to succeed in the identical degree after the Le Samyn crash and abandoning Paris-Good. De Lie additionally now not works with coach Jeroen Dingemans. Gaëtan Bille, who raced for the Lotto crew, will take over, Het Nieuwsblad reported.

De Lie out with Lyme illness:
Le Samyn 2024

 

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Nairo Quintana Will Not Begin the Tour of the Basque Nation
To this point, Nairo Quintana’s return to the WorldTour has not gone to plan. The 34 year-old Colombian will not begin the Tour of the Basque Nation (April 1-6), a race he received in 2013.

Quintana suffered from crashes within the Tour of Catalonia. The winner of the Giro d’Italia (2014) and Vuelta a España (2016) got here down within the sixth and seventh phases of the Catalan tour. Quintana suffered no fractures and was wanting ahead to the Tour of the Basque Nation. His Movistar crew has now introduced.: “Nairo will proceed his restoration course of and won’t begin within the Basque Nation. We want you a speedy restoration, Nairo!”

He began his comeback with the Colombian Championships after which rode the six-day Tour Colombia and hasn’t proven a lot in different races The Movistar rider was speculated to trip the O Gran Camiño, however a covid an infection stopped that.

Extra issues for Quintana:
Catalunya 2024

 

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Demi Vollering Shocked by SD Worx-Protime Assertion
Demi Vollering was ‘stunned’ by her SD Worx-Protime crew assertion on Wednesday. She mentioned to NU.nl. Within the assertion, Erwin Janssen, the crew supervisor of SD Worx-Protime, mentioned Vollering’s departure. He mentioned that the crew had made a ‘beneficiant provide’ to the Dutch champion, however that she had not responded.

“I used to be a bit stunned by the crew’s assertion,” Demi Vollering mentioned. “However I’m not going to speak about that an excessive amount of now. There shall be loads of questions on my future within the close to future. I need to give attention to all of the competitions to come back this yr, beginning on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders. I’m not desirous about saying goodbye proper now.”

On Wednesday, previous to Dwars door Vlaanderen, sports activities director Danny Stam knowledgeable GCN that Vollering won’t race for SD Worx-Protime in 2025. He mentioned it was a “matter of funds” that they might not preserve Vollering. “It’s a must to make decisions as a crew and at a sure level one thing or somebody can go away. However I believe it’s clear that we can’t preserve two riders of that degree in our crew,” he referring to Vollering and Lotte Kopecky, who beforehand signed till the top of 2028.

In an announcement, Erwin Janssen then responded to the information that Stam had launched. “We made Demi a beneficiant provide and indicated that this may very well be responded to earlier than a sure date. Vollering’s administration has not responded to this. That’s the reason we assume that Vollering will go away the crew on the finish of the yr. However the reviews that we lately spoke to Demi or her administration about this usually are not true.”

Demi Vollering leaving or staying with SD Worx-Protime?
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Thibau Nys will Not Journey a Grand Tour in 2024
Thibau Nys won’t make his Grand Tour debut in 2024. The 21 year-old Lidl-Trek rider was on the crew’s longlist for the Giro d’Italia, however HLN reviews that “in session with the sporting administration and the efficiency cell, it was determined that the Tour of Italy was a bit an excessive amount of for Nys.” The Tour and the Vuelta had been additionally by no means an possibility.

Previous to the cyclo-cross World Championships, Nys had spoken about his street program in dialog with WielerFlits. “After the World championships I’ll take one other two weeks of relaxation, after which I’ll have a pleasant build-up to the Tour de Romandie. I need to rating there instantly. After that, nothing is about in stone but. I count on to do plenty of stage races such because the Excursions of Norway and Hungary, the place I simply need to take part and win. The Giro can be a chance, however I’m not blind to that. If it comes, it comes. However I personally don’t assume so.”

After the Tour de Romandie, the place Nys completed second in a bunch dash final yr, he’ll compete within the WorldTour Traditional Eschborn-Frankfurt. After the Excursions of Norway and Hungary, the Baloise Belgium Tour, the Belgian Championship and the Tour de Wallonie will observe, repeating his race schedule of 2023. The Bretagne Traditional in Plouay on August 25 must be the final occasion on the street earlier than the main target returns to cyclo-cross.

Nys nonetheless desires to proceed combining street and cross, so he has a restricted street program. “I see myself working on this for a very long time, however I hope to strategy it in numerous methods within the coming years. For instance, it might be that after the cyclo-cross World Championships I instantly transfer on to the street and solely take a relaxation later. However I might simply as effectively come into cross earlier and instantly prolong my street season to cyclo-cross,” Nys mentioned to WielerFlits in January.

A win for Nys in Norway’23:
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Iván García Cortina Responds to Wout Poels’ Accusation: “Fully Unfair”
Wout Poels was not proud of Iván García Cortina, the Spaniard of Movistar is alleged to have punched Poels throughout the Tour of Catalonia. Cortina has now responded to the Dutchman’s accusation in dialog with sports-paper AS.

What precisely occurred within the final Tour of Catalonia? “Throughout the penultimate day, there was a technical descent within the course after 13 kilometres,” Wout Poels started his story within the AD podcast In Koers. “Everybody desires to sit down within the entrance, so it was crowded. Then Iván Cortina from Movistar intervened simply earlier than the highest. He sat up and delivered a punch to my higher arm.”

“He hit me actually arduous and it harm fairly a bit. So I then had a giant argument with him. I requested why he did that. He mentioned it’s at all times the identical tune with me. However I by no means trip him uphill, as a result of he’s often already ridden down it. We regularly criticise organisers as a result of the programs usually are not secure after which you have got a rider who simply actually throws a punch. That’s not doable.”

Iván García Cortina advised his story at a press convention within the run-up to the Tour of Flanders. “What occurred within the Tour of Catalonia was utterly unfair, due to the way in which the judges acted. And since in the end it was their phrase towards mine.”

The Spaniard then explains what precisely occurred based on him. “On the high of a mountain move I used to be behind the primary rider of Soudal Fast-Step. So as to not drive the riders of this crew into the ditch, I gave them some area on the first nook. At that second, after I got here out of the nook, I needed to push arduous to regain my place.”

“There was a rider from Bahrain Victorious, with Poels behind him. After I needed to move them, Wout out of the blue began sprinting in order that I wouldn’t move them. I then touched his steering wheel at a pace of 40 miles per hour. I wasn’t very proud of it.”

After the incident, Poels determined to file a grievance with the competitors jury. “He obtained away with a nice of 300 Swiss Francs and a few UCI factors deduction. That was a bit disappointing,” mentioned the Bahrain Victorious rider.

Iván García Cortina has his say:
Iván García Cortina Kuurne 2024

 

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Soudal Fast-Step to Itzulia Basque Nation
Remco Evenepoel and Mikel Landa crew up for one of many hardest and most lovely occasions of the season
29-Mar-2024: Itzulia Basque Nation is without doubt one of the World Tour stage races the place our crew has tasted success on many events previously, successful eleven phases and three distinctive jerseys; the latest of those was introduced house by Remco Evenepoel, who topped the youth classification at his solely presence there, again in 2022.

The Belgian Champion, who to this point this season has received 4 races, will return at first along with Mikel Landa. The skilled Basque, who completed runner-up final yr at his house race, comes at first of the 63rd version after a strong outing in Volta a Catalunya, the place he racked up three podiums on his technique to second general. Rounding out the seven-man Soudal Fast-Step crew for Itzulia Basque Nation shall be Gil Gelders, James Knox, William Junior Lecerf, Pieter Serry and Louis Vervaeke.

“I’m wanting ahead to returning to racing within the Basque Nation. It’s a good looking space that I’ve loved racing in, in each Itzulia and Clasica San Sebastian, and as at all times will probably be a really difficult parcours towards a robust subject. I’m particularly wanting ahead to racing with Mikel in his house area, figuring out that the native followers are so educated and keen about biking”, mentioned Remco forward of his third stage race of the season.

The race will get underway on Monday, from Irun, with a hilly 10km particular person time trial ending on a steep 10% ramp, and continues with 5 arduous phases comprising greater than twenty categorized climbs. By far, essentially the most troublesome of those would be the sixth and final stage, held round Eibar, the place seven ascents – together with the gruelling Krabelin (5km, 9.6%) – crammed in simply 138 kilometres can flip the race on its head and even change the yellow jersey wearer.

“Now we have a really sturdy line-up for subsequent week’s race, with Remco and Mikel, along with a few younger guys but in addition some skilled helpers, so the sensation is nice going into the race. Itzulia is a troublesome occasion, one of many hardest of the season, and you have to concentrate the entire time and be at your finest degree to struggle for a high consequence. We’re prepared to provide our all as we intention for the very best GC consequence subsequent Saturday”, added Soudal Fast-Step sports activities director Klaas Lodewyck.

01.04–06.04 Itzulia Basque Nation (ESP) 2.UWT
Riders:

Remco Evenepoel (BEL)
Gil Gelders (BEL)
James Knox (GBR)
Mikel Landa (ESP)
William Junior Lecerf (BEL)
Pieter Serry (BEL)
Louis Vervaeke (BEL)

Sports activities Director:Davide Bramati (ITA), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL) & Geert Van Bondt (BEL).

Evenepoel and Landa to the Basque Nation:
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Itzulia Basque Nation – APR 01 – 06
Phil West – Crew dsm-firmenich PostNL coach: “The Basque nation is a superb location for bike racing and so we sit up for Itzulia this yr and the motivated followers that go hand in hand with races within the Basque nation. For Itzulia now we have a robust group of climbers in Warren Barguil, Oscar Onley, and Gijs Leemrieze, so we include the ambition in the direction of GC right here, however in fact, we will even race arduous for day outcomes on the hilly phases all through.”

Line-up:
Warren Barguil (FRA)
Romain Combaud (FRA)
Gijs Leemreize (NED)
Enzo Leijnse (NED)
Emils Liepins (LAT)
Oscar Onley (GBR)
Martijn Tusveld (NED).

Oscar Onley to the Basque County:
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Ayuso leads squad for Itzulia Basque Nation
UAE Crew Emirates will set sights on their subsequent goal with the Itzulia Basque Nation in Spain from 1-6 April.

The crew packs a squad crammed with climbing expertise in what’s historically deemed as being one of many hardest races on the World Tour calendar.

Previous to ‘La Itzulia’ the crew will take-on the one-day basic close by in Navarra with the GP Miguel Indurain on 30 March.

Juan Ayuso: “This shall be my very first Itzulia and I’m fairly excited to be racing there. It’s a giant race with a whole lot of historical past and one I’ve needed to do since I used to be a child. The eagerness for biking within the Basque Nation is wonderful and one thing us riders actually feed off of. I had block of coaching in Andorra and really feel like I’m coming into the race in good condition. The crew may be very sturdy with a robust climbing focus and we shall be aiming for some massive outcomes.”

Itzulia Basque Nation [2.UWT] – 01-Apr-2024 / 06-Apr-2024
Juan Ayuso (Spa)
Igor Arrieta (Spa)
Isaac Del Toro (Mex)
Finn Fisher Black (NZ)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Pavel Sivakov (Fra)
Marc Soler (Spa)

UAE

 

Dwars door Vlaanderen
Dwars Door Vlaanderen Race Physician Out of Hazard after Collision with Soudal Fast-Step Crew Automobile
The 2024 Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024 was filled with crashes. In addition to the crash with high favourites Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen, two automobiles within the males’s race had been additionally concerned in a severe collision. The race physician was taken to hospital, however is now out of hazard based on Het Laatste Nieuws.

On the street between Kluisbergen and Ronse, the race physician’s automobile collided with a Soudal Fast-Step crew automobile. The physician was on his approach again to the convoy after being delayed by the Van Aert, Pedersen, Jasper Stuyven and Biniam Girmay crash. Because of the collision, the physician’s automobile ended up in a ditch. The hearth brigade was wanted to free the physician from the broken automobile, after which he was taken to hospital. The motive force of the Soudal Fast-Step automobile was unhurt.

The boys’s race of Dwars door Vlaanderen was not affected by the collision, however the girls’s race was on the identical route, so because of the emergency response to the accident, the race was neutralised for some time so {that a} diversion may very well be organized.

The race physician was hospitalised, however is out of hazard:
Dwars Door 2024

 

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Discovering Landismo
Mikel Landa is a reputation that transcends biking, particularly in his house area.

Forward of Itzulia Basque Nation, Mikel welcomed our cameras into his house, to discover the beautiful area the place he lives, to fulfill his household and his associates and to assist perceive how this boy from Álava would develop into the phenomenon and the philosophy that is named Landismo.

This particular video provides unprecedented entry to Mikel, who tells us the story of how he grew to become knowledgeable bicycle owner, and the persona that some many biking followers discover magnetic. Perception from his household and associates additionally present the love and esteem wherein he’s held.

 

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