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EUROTRASH Monday: Plenty of Race Information and Every thing Else From the Peloton!

There have been so many races on the weekend on this Monday’s EUROTRASH, there’s hardly any room for every other information! All of the experiences, outcomes, video and rider quotes from the Muscat Traditional, Figueira Champions Traditional, Clásica de Almería, Vuelta Ciclista a la Area de Murcia Costa Calida, Tour of Oman, Tour Colombia, Girls’s UAE Tour and the Tour de la Provence. Don’t overlook the cyclo-cross: Tremendous Status in Middlekerke and the X2O Trofee in Lille.

Spanish report means that dopers are nonetheless circumventing the system – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Primoz Roglic’s 2024 race program to the Tour, Alberto Dainese out on account of coaching crash, Óscar Sevilla needed to abandon Tour Colombia, Fabio Jakobsen deserted the Muscat race, no spring for Florian Vermeersch on account of a damaged femur in Murcia and Greg Van Avermaet to journey Unbound Gravel.

Crew information: Hear in to ‘The Wolfpack Howls’ podcast, Wanty-ReUz-Technord medical replace and Ridley and Eddy Merckx to promote outdated staff bikes.

Race Information: Derbywheel efficiently completes the primary part of launch plan, prime riders for the O Gran Camiño and groups for the Scheldeprijs.

Monday EUROTRASH espresso time!


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TOP STORY: Spanish Report Means that Dopers are Nonetheless Circumventing the System
Skilled cyclists can nonetheless use the identical strategies that Lance Armstrong used to keep away from a constructive doping check, in accordance with Marca. The Spanish newspaper bases itself on a report from ‘Operation Ilex’.

Operation Ilex was an investigation into physician Marcos Maynar, who’s suspected of prescribing banned substances to cyclists, together with Miguel Ángel López. The report, ready by the Guardia Civil and investigative physique UCO, means that cyclists know they’ve a window by which they will get doping substances out of their our bodies earlier than inspectors present up, as there isn’t a testing within the evenings and on weekends.

In Spain, on account of privateness laws, it’s prohibited to examine riders at house between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. This era can be sufficient to get sure doping substances out of the system. “There are research that present how lengthy a drug stays within the physique. This implies, for instance, that a health care provider can prescribe a drug at 11:01 p.m., in order that no traces will be discovered within the physique at 6 a.m.,” an anti-doping professional who has not been named informed Marca. Lance Armstrong not too long ago admitted that he equally “gamed the system” throughout his profession.

However there are extra the reason why the system is fallible. Assessments have to be delivered for evaluation inside 48 hours of being taken, however some continents don’t have many licensed laboratories. South America has just one lab with WADA accreditation. The identical applies to Africa. In Europe, this additionally implies that in some circumstances inspectors can solely administer exams earlier than Thursday afternoon, as a result of in any other case these exams would solely arrive on the labs after the weekend.

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Muscat Traditional 2024
Finn Fisher-Black gained the Muscat Traditional in Oman on Friday. On the finish of a race of 175 kilometres, he was first over the end line in Al Bustan, after he broke away from a thinned-out peloton on the ultimate climb. The New Zealander of UAE Crew Emirates completed solo. Luke Lamperti and Amaury Capiot completed second and third.

Muscat 2024

Early within the race, three riders of Conti groups broke away: Indonesian Aiman Cahyadi, Malaysian Irwandie Lakasek (each Terengganu) and Japan’s Manabu Ishibashi (JCL Crew UKYO). The peloton took it simple and gave the three greater than 12 minutes lead.

It was Cofidis who began to work on the entrance of the peloton, to maintain the possibilities alive for his or her chief Bryan Coquard. After the primary huge climb of the day, midway by means of the race, the lead was halved as a result of BORA-hansgrohe began to assist. Within the main group, Ishibashi was the strongest, as he first dropped Lakasek after which Cahyadi. The Japanese rider began the final 50 kilometres with a 6 minute lead, which included 4 extra climbs. The race determination would come on the Hamriyah (900 metres at 10.1%) and the Al Jissah (1.1km at 10%). After the summit of the final climb it was 5 kilometres to the end.

BORA-hansgrohe made the race powerful by placing Emil Herzog on the assault on the Al Jissah for the primary time, greater than 40 kilometres from the end. The younger German closed the hole to Ishibashi fairly shortly and the 2 had 3 minutes after they began the final two climbs. Herzog went solo on the Hamriyah, whereas behind him the thinned peloton was underneath assault. Nobody might get away, however on the ultimate climb of Al Jissah Herzog was caught. UAE Crew Emirates took the initiative and launched Finn Fisher-Black simply earlier than the highest. The New Zealander was solo on the quick descent to the end and gained sufficient time to remain forward of the chasing group. Bryan Coquard began the dash behind too early and so he was crushed by Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step) and Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Motels) for second and third locations.

Muscat 2024

Race winner, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates): “To get a win already in the present day on our first day racing in Oman was actually particular.I had good kind on the Tour Down Beneath and final week I felt good at Saudi Tour so I hoped I might carry that kind by means of to this week. On the final climb I began near the entrance and Adam set a great tempo and I simply attacked excessive and pressed on to the road. We’ve got a very sturdy staff right here for Oman with Yates, Ulissi and myself so we’ll goal to get some good outcomes this week. It’s already began completely and I couldn’t be happier.”

third, Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Motels): “It might have been very good (to win), however in the present day I will be happy with a podium. The primary half was very quiet in the present day, however then that the second half will be tough. We rode the climbs fairly a bit. The warmth made them really feel heavy. Then all of it comes all the way down to the final 5 kilometres with that one and a half kilometre incline. They rode very well by means of that. I nonetheless had teammates with me. They had been extra involved with me than I might actually be involved with them. I didn’t see Fisher-Black journey away himself. I rode my very own tempo and tried to be there. Once I reached the highest I knew I might dash. Then I noticed that it was for second place and that was the utmost achievable in the present day. Whether it is sprinting within the Tour of Oman, then it’s pure sprinting. I don’t actually like that. So there are few alternatives for me. That’s why I’m additional completely satisfied that I have already got this third place. My knee issues from final yr haven’t utterly gone away, but when I can proceed to carry out as I did in the present day, I can be greater than happy.”

Muscat Traditional Consequence:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates in 4:27:43
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:04
3. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Motels
4. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
5. Francesco Busatto (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty
6. Warren Barguil (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL
7. William Blume Levy (Den) Uno-X Mobility
8. Arjen Livyns (Bel) Lotto Dstny
9. Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Terengganu Biking Crew
10. Davide De Pretto (Ita) Jayco AlUla.



Figueira Champions
Figueira Champions Traditional 2024
Remco Evenepoel gained his first race of the season, the Figueira Champions Traditional, after a solo of 55 kilometres. Vito Braet sprinted to second place almost 2 minutes later, forward of Simone Velasco.

Figueira 2024

The second version of the Figueira Champions Traditional was the 2024 season debut of Remco Evenepoel. The Belgian champion had not chosen a straightforward race to kick off, as a result of the Portuguese one-day occasion contained a great quantity of climbing. The ultimate circuit, which needed to be ridden 3 times, had two powerful climbs: the Rua Parque Forestal (2.3km at 7.8%) and the Enforca Cães (2.3km at 7.9%). Marc Hirschi, Isaac Del Toro and Andrea Bagioli had been additionally on the beginning line.

Earlier than the tough native circuit, six riders escaped. José Félix Parra (Equipo Kern Pharma), Ibai Azurmendi (Euskaltel-Euskadi), André Carvalho (Sabgal-Anicolar), Alfonso Eulálio (ABTF Betão-Feirense), Bruno Silva (Tavfer-Ovos Matinados-Mortágua), Luís Fernandes (Credibom-LA Alumínios-Marcos Automotive) and Hugo Nunes (Rádio Widespread-Paredes-Boavista). They managed to construct a 5 minute lead. Within the peloton, Soudal Fast-Step, the staff of prime favorite Evenepoel, set the tempo. The Belgian staff caught the seven escapees 80 kilometres from the end. Through the first of the ultimate laps, the peloton stayed collectively, however the second time up the Rua Parque Forestal, it was Evenepoel who put in an assault 55 kilometres from the end.

Nobody might observe him, and even tried to. Hirschi was between Evenepoel and the peloton for some time, however he quickly gave up the battle. Del Toro then tried to cross on a flat part, nevertheless it was unimaginable to get to the chief. The younger Mexican continued to journey in entrance of the peloton. Going into the final lap he was 52 seconds behind The Belgian champion. The peloton, the place EF Training-EasyPost and Movistar shared the chase work, adopted round 1:30. Simply earlier than the ultimate climb of the Rua Parque Forestal, Del Toro dropped again to the thinned peloton. One other younger rider from UAE Crew Emirates confirmed himself on the climb. Portuguese rider Antonio Morgado pushed arduous, which led to 11 riders breaking away. This included Hirschi, Ruben Guerreiro, Mikkel Frølich Honoré, Quinten Hermans and Lars Boven. The group turned bigger, however they’d be combating for second place, far behind the solo Evenepoel. The Soudal Fast-Step star was in a position to have fun his win effectively earlier than the end. The peloton got here in 1:48 after he crossed the road. It was Vito Braet of Intermarché-Wanty who gained the dash. Simone Velasco was third, Lars Boven completed fourth and Marius Mayrhofer of Tudor was fifth.

Figuiera 2024

Race winner, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Fast-Step): “I’m completely satisfied I might begin the season with a victory simply as I needed, it’s good for my confidence and for my subsequent race. I loved the parcours right here and I favored using it alone for greater than 50 kilometres. The unique plan wasn’t to assault with two laps to go, however as a substitute look ahead to the final climbs of the race. However, after I observed the peloton was all the way down to round 25 riders and lots of had been fighting the tempo of my teammates, I simply determined to go and see what would occur. As soon as I obtained information that I had 20 seconds on the prime of the climb, and later 40 seconds as I entered the ultimate lap, I saved going. I had the ability to push within the headwind, which was no joke in the present day, and I’m delighted with how issues panned out and with this win.”

2nd, Vito Braet (Intermarché-Wanty): “Rune Herregodts and I might go our personal probability in the present day and due to this fact we might depend on a robust staff. Our teammates did half of the work, positioning us every time very effectively on the foot of the climbs. Then it was our mission to outlive so long as attainable. The method in the direction of the dash was on a big highway, you can see the end from far. In order standard I waited till the final second to make my transfer in the direction of the entrance and launch the dash. It labored, I completed second behind Remco Evenepoel, which was most likely the absolute best end result in the present day. For the second time in lower than one week I managed to reward the boldness of the staff with a podium end result, which makes me very completely satisfied. I’m now wanting ahead with nice enthusiasm to utilizing my good situation within the dash practice of Gerben within the Volta ao Algarve subsequent week!”

Figueira Champions Traditional Consequence:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step in 4:42:26
2. Vito Braet (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty at 1:48
3. Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan
4. Lars Boven (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck
5. Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Tudor
6. Marc Hirschi (Sui) UAE Crew Emirates
7. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Training-EasyPost
8. Christian Scaroni (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan
9. Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Movistar
10. Pelayo Sánchez (Spa) Movistar.



Clásica de Almería 2024
Olav Kooij gained the thirty ninth version of the Clásica de Almería on Sunday. The Dutch sprinter was the favorite and due to an ideal lead-out from his teammate Wout van Aert he took the victory. After a busy last within the dash, Kooij beat Matteo Moschetti, the 2023 winner into 2nd place. Matteo Trentin was third.

Almería 2024

The Clásica de Almería is without doubt one of the few sprinters’ races in Spain. This yr the one-day race had the participation of Visma | Lease a Bike, with Wout van Aert and Olav Kooij as leaders. Kooij was actually the quickest finisher on paper at the beginning of the race. There was additionally Arnaud De Lie, final yr’s winner Matteo Moschetti and Jordi Meeus.

The Clásica de Almería lined 192.3 kilometres from Puebla de Vicar to Roquetas de Mar, which is roughly 60 kilometres south of Almería. Six riders shaped the break of the day and the peloton allowed the lead of Baptiste Vadic (TotalEnergies), Luis Ángel Maté (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH), Will Barta (Movistar), José María García and Alex Molenaar (Illes Balears Arabay Biking) to take 5 minutes. There was a number of climbing within the first half of the race. The Alto de Celín (7.1km at 4.6%), the Alto de La Alqueria (1.5km at 6.7%) and the Alto de Fuente Marbella (1.5km at 7.1%) all got here within the first 100 kilometres. There was little enthusiasm within the peloton to chase. The climbs had been accomplished at a reasonably simple tempo and so the sprinters didn’t have to fret. There was going to be a dash in Roquetas de Mar.

The early escapees tried their hardest to carry off the sprinter’s groups for so long as attainable, however they had been caught 15 kilometres from the end. The nervousness within the peloton elevated on the best way to the slim and treacherous last circuit of 6 kilometres on the streets of Roquetas de Mar. The Visma | Lease a Bike males managed to take care of their place on the entrance of the peloton, as did Lotto Dstny for De Lie. Within the hectic finale, there was a crash within the peloton, however luckily the large favourites for victory prevented it. Within the final 3 kilometres the dash trains had been battling it out, however no staff actually managed to achieve the higher hand. Arkéa-B&B Motels elevated the tempo with 2 kilometres to go for Arnaud Démare. Visma | Lease a Bike was nowhere to be seen, however Wout van Aert was but to come back to the entrance. The Belgian managed to take the lead with a formidable acceleration after which put in a robust lead-out. Kooij was completely positioned, he took over from Van Aert and jumped to victory. Matteo Moschetti got here fairly shut within the last metres, however Kooij held on. Matteo Trentin was the third man over the road, De Lie and Gerben Thijssen had been fourth and fifth. There was one other crash within the ending straight, involving a number of riders.

Almeria 2024

Race winner, Olav Kooij (Visma | Lease a Bike): “A great lesson for future races (He almost celebrated too early). That’s a mistake you would possibly make in your first race of the yr. Issues like that occur. I now know instantly for the following races that you simply simply should dash to the tip. With the headwind you additionally lose some pace. The staff was very sturdy in the present day, however with all of the roundabouts you typically lose one another. We had some issues getting out within the final kilometre. I made a decision to start out my transfer on the left facet of the highway earlier than the final nook. This put me in a great place, nevertheless it value me numerous energy. Fortuitously, Wout handed me. I rode my dash after his lead-out, however I already felt my earlier effort. Fortuitously it was simply sufficient for the win.”

2nd, Matteo Moschetti (Q36.5): “It was a great day! We helped management the breakaway with Filippo Conca and in the long run the boys did an ideal job! I’ve to thank all my teammates, particularly Parisini who was wonderful! I used to be on the wheel of Kooij and when he launched the dash I closed in quick however in the long run he was nonetheless quicker so congratulations to him. Perhaps I ought to have launched a bit earlier however the pace was excessive. I gave my all till the final centimetre however in the present day it was not sufficient! I’m dissatisfied as a result of I might have cherished to win, as a substitute I’m going house with a second place which isn’t too dangerous.”

tenth, Wout van Aert (Visma | Lease a Bike): “It was removed from a flawless dash, however we anticipated that. We managed your entire race and completed it, so I’m completely satisfied. It was a great race to start out with. Within the last I used to be in a position to transfer up and dash effectively for Olav. I felt superb in the present day, so I’m inquisitive about tomorrow. Then I can be somewhat wiser.”

Clásica de Almería 2024
1. Olav Kooij (Ned) Visma | Lease a Bike in 4:11:29
2. Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Q36.5 Professional Biking Crew
3. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Tudor
4. Arnaud De Lie (Bel) Lotto Dstny
5. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
6. Milan Fretin (Bel) Cofidis
7. Jason Tesson (Fra) TotalEnergies
8. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
9. Lewis Askey (GB) Groupama-FDJ
10. Wout van Aert (Bel) Visma | Lease a Bike.

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Vuelta Ciclista a la Area de Murcia Costa Calida 2024
The Vuelta a Murcia was gained by Ben O’Connor. The Australian of Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale broke away with Tim Wellens within the finale after which dropped his fellow escapee on the final climb of the day. Jan Tratnik completed second, Wellens held on for third.

Murcia 2024

The primary a part of the 198 kilometre Vuelta a Murcia was fairly flat, however within the center there was a tough two-stage climb. First the Alto de Aledo (6.5km at 4.8%), adopted by the Alto Collado Bermejo (7.2km at 7.1%). The ultimate additionally included the Alto Cresta del Gallo (4.3km at 6.5%). From the highest of the final climb, there was 13 kilometres to the end in Murcia.

Within the flat run-up, a number one group of 9 shaped, together with: Alex Molenaar (Illes Balears Arabay Biking), Tosh Van der Sande (Visma | Lease a Bike), Arne Marit (Intermarché-Wanty), Ward Vanhoof (Flanders-Baloise), Thomas Gachignard (TotalEnergies), Paul Lapeira (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale) and Mathias Norsgaard (Movistar). 5 riders remained off the entrance after the Alto Collado Bermejo, they had been Van der Sande, Marit, Gachignard, Lapeira and Norsgaard. Behind the leaders, there was an elite group on the Alto Collado Bermejo with Sepp Kuss, Tim Wellens, Daniel Felipe Martínez, Ben O’Connor, Nicolas Prodhomme and Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda. They caught the early break on the descent. The 11 riders on the entrance had 2 minutes, 80 kilometres from the end. Within the peloton it was INEOS Grenadiers, Groupama-FDJ and Movistar who led the chase. The chase was pushing arduous, however the entrance runners had been giving it every part they’d. The stress brought on issues for Tosh Van der Sande. The peloton, which at instances break up into echelons, slowly obtained nearer. The collaboration within the entrance group wasn’t good and Wellens and O’Connor attacked.

The opposite riders within the main group dropped again to the peloton, the 2 obtained additional away. At one level they’d greater than 1:30 on the peloton. On the foot of the Alto Cresta del Gallo the distinction was all the way down to 1:10. O’Connor nonetheless had one thing within the tank and on the steepest a part of the climb he dropped Wellens. The Australian needed to complete solo. The peloton break up utterly. Michal Kwiatkowski attacked, however the Pole was countered by Jan Tratnik. The Slovenian was the strongest of the pursuers and he crossed to Wellens. He tried to drop the Belgian, however he wouldn’t let him go. O’Connor was holding everybody off. The Australian soloed to the end, to offer his Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale staff their first victory of the season. Tratnik gained the battle with Wellens within the dash for second place, nearly 45 seconds behind O’Connor. Behind them, Valentin Madouas was the quickest of a bunch combating for fourth place.

Murcia 2024

Race winner, Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale): “It’s the proper approach to begin. It’s been a reasonably powerful day, there was a little bit of every part: a loopy wind, nevertheless it began on the climb and it went effectively and in the long run issues turned out good for me. I’m completely satisfied to have been in a position to materialise it in the present day, I felt good and I’m proud to get my first victory of the yr in my first race. The Visma | Lease a Bike set the tempo, then Sepp Kuss took off. We had a person within the break, as did Sepp, so we shaped a great group from that second on and managed to maintain the peloton at a distance. At the moment was a kind of days when the tempo by no means goes down, with a really sturdy wind and there was no time to disconnect. He was not going to cooperate with me, so I made the absolute best tempo, I used to be somewhat packed on the finish, I might really feel the wind and the fatigue, however I feel that’s true for everybody. So I’m actually glad it went effectively. And now we will return to our house, in Andorra.”

third, Tim Wellens (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’m fairly happy with how the race went. We knew that across the midway mark that the race can be arduous on the Cat 1 climb and there’s the place Visma pushed on. The stronger climbers moved away and I used to be amongst them so I used to be happy with that. Sadly the cooperation was not so nice once we caught the breakaway however that’s to be anticipated. I went solo with Ben O Connor who was a very good man to have as he was sturdy and we labored effectively and I used to be pondering of the victory. On the climb I went over my restrict and I exploded and was counting the kilometres to the end, Ben had the higher legs in the present day. I’m completely satisfied wanting ahead to the following race in Jaen understanding the form is nice.”

Vuelta Ciclista a la Area de Murcia Costa Calida Consequence:
1. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale in 4:50:12
2. Jan Tratnik (Slo) Visma | Lease a Bike at 0:42
3. Tim Wellens (Bel) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:46
4. Michał Kwiatkowski (Pol) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:18
5. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 2:48
6. Sergio Higuita (Col) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Crew Emirates
8. Steff Cras (Bel) TotalEnergies
9. Mick van Dijke (Ned) Visma | Lease a Bike
10. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Q36.5 Professional Biking Crew.



Tour of Oman 2024
Caleb Ewan was the quickest within the bunch dash on the finish of Stage 1 of the Tour of Oman 2024, in entrance of the Oman Conference and Exhibition Centre, the place he took his first victory since his return to Jayco AlUla. On a barely rising ending straight, the Australian ‘Pocket Rocket’ obtained the higher of Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) in what may very well be the one alternative for the sprinters this week within the Sultanate. Ewan will put on the leaders purple jersey on Sunday.

Oman 2024

The solar illuminated the Oman Throughout the Ages Museum because the peloton set off in the direction of Muscat for stage 1 of the Tour of Oman 2024. Assaults fly from the beginning and, after a couple of makes an attempt, 5 riders obtained away from the bunch: Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Terengganu Biking Crew), Mohamed Al-Wahibi, Faisal Al-Mamari (Oman Nationwide Crew) and Polychronis Tzortzakis (Roojai Insurance coverage).

Fabio Jakobsen’s dsm-firmenich PostNL and Caleb Ewan’s Jayco AlUla groups shortly moved to the entrance of the bunch to regulate the break, who’s most lead was 3:15 at 36km. Al-Wahibi suffered a mechanical that forces him again to the bunch after 40 kilometres of racing. UAE Crew Emirates additionally joined within the chase after Finn Fisher-Black’s success within the Muscat Traditional. The hole dropped to underneath 2 minutes because the riders entered the ultimate 70 kilometres. After he gained the primary intermediate dash forward of Tzortzakis, Pelegri was crushed by the Greek in the second with 63.9km to go. The Spaniard then dropped again to the bunch. Their rating within the general standings would be the decider as to who takes the gold jersey as chief of the combativity rating.

Because the peloton closed in on the lead trio at 20 seconds with 20km to go, Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) was dropped from the bunch on account of a mechanical, however the Norwegian who has 9 victories in earlier editions of the Tour of Oman, shortly returned. The attackers are ultimately caught by the bunch with 12 kilometres to go. An enormous battle for the entrance positions ensue, with each staff attempting to place their sprinters and leaders. Jayco AlUla mastered the sport and Max Walscheid launches Caleb Ewan to victory forward of Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff.

Oman 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Caleb Ewan (Jayco AlUla): “I’ve had a couple of alternatives up to now this yr and by no means managed to win, so the stress was constructing, however now I’m lastly completely satisfied to get one other win for the yr. There was a breakaway at the beginning after which one in all my teammates, he actually managed it effectively with DSM after which it got here again fairly simple in the long run. There was numerous wind so we thought perhaps there was going to be some crosswinds, however in the long run it was only a headwind a lot of the day. Typically, the race was fairly simple, however the arduous a part of it was most likely judging the end line that was barely uphill, so that you simply wanted to time the dash proper. This was the one dash of the race, so no extra stage alternatives for me, however we’ve got Davide [De Pretto] right here who can do a great GC so we’ll be working for him any longer.”

Tour of Oman Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Jayco AlUla in 4:23:28
2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Uno-X Mobility
4. Gleb Syritsa (-) Astana Qazaqstan
5. Paul Magnier (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
6. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Motels
7. Dries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
8. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) JCL Crew UKYO
9. Marc Brustenga (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
10. Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) dsm-firmenich PostNL.

Tour of Oman Total After Stage 1:
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Jayco AlUla in 4:23:18
2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis at 0:04
3. Óscar Pelegrí (Spa) Burgos-BH at 0:05
4. Polychronis Tzortzakis (Gre) Roojai Insurance coverage
5. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Uno-X Mobility at 0:06
6. Gleb Syritsa (-) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:10
7. Paul Magnier (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
8. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Motels
9. Dries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
10. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) JCL Crew UKYO.

Oman’24 stage 1:


A few days after he opened his palmarès for 2024, within the Muscat Traditional, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates) punched his approach to one other victory on Stage 2 of the Tour of Oman 2024. The younger New-Zealander proved once more to be the strongest when the highway rose on the ultimate ascent of the day, in Qurayyat. Showered by the heavy rain, an uncommon sight within the Sultanate to boost the race, Fisher-Black obtained the higher of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step), runner-up on Friday, and Diego Ulissi (UAE Crew Emirates), who was third final yr in Qurayyat.

The rolling and windy begin from As Sifah impressed aggressive riders. Assaults got here from the beginning and Cesare Benedetti (BORA-hansgrohe) was the primary rider to open a niche, after 8km. The Polish rider confirmed his energy and his expertise, however the battle was on behind him, with a number of counter-attacks. The bunch break up and Benedetti was caught at 17km. Everybody was collectively 4 kilometres additional into the race apart from Wan Abdul Rahman Hamdan (Terengganu Biking Crew), who was pressured to desert on account of a crash.

Tegshbayar Batsaikhan (Roojai Insurance coverage) initiated a brand new transfer at 23km. He’s adopted by Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), carrying the golden jersey as chief of the combativity standings, and Nariyuki Masuda (JCL Crew Ukyo). Pelegri dominated each the primary intermediate dash (Al Jissah, 28.4km) and the climbs of Al Jissah (32.2km) and Al Wadi Al Kabir (38.8km). Because the hole reached 5 minutes after 46km, a number of groups transfer to the entrance of the bunch to regulate the race. UAE Crew Emirates had been probably the most concerned. The break pushed their result in a most of 5:40 midway by means of the stage with 85km to go.

Pelegri additionally took the complete factors within the second intermediate dash (58.7km to go) to carry his complete as much as 17 factors. Batsaikhan has 8, and Tzortzakis follows with 5, after he was within the breakaway on stage 1. The hole to the bunch was down to three:20. Into the ultimate 50km, heavy rain showered the riders. Soudal Fast-Step joined UAE Crew Emirates within the chase.The hole dropped to 1:45 with 30 kilometres to go and riders from Astana Qazaqstan additionally pull the bunch.The attackers had been ultimately caught with 8km to go. Arkéa-B&B Hôtels set a robust tempo on the ascent (2.6km at 7%), however no person can maintain Fisher-Black when he assaults contained in the final 500 metres and takes victory 2 seconds forward of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step). UAE Crew Emirates present their collective energy with Diego Ulissi in third place and Adam Yates in sixth.

Oman Tour 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates): “The staff did a prime job in the present day. To reach right here on the end in these loopy moist situations and have the ability to go for the win was one thing particular. I had good emotions within the final days on the Muscat Traditional so the staff trusted me to go for the win once more and believed in me. The climate made it very powerful in the present day which makes the win all of the sweeter. Tomorrow we’ve got an enormous stage with an extended climb which could go well with Adam greater than myself so we’ll see the way it goes and attempt to take one other win.”

Tour of Oman Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates in 4:04:04
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:02
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Crew Emirates
4. Anthon Charmig (Den) Astana Qazaqstan
5. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Crew Emirates
7. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
8. Jenno Berckmoes (Bel) Lotto Dstny
9. Alessandro Verre (Ita) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:06
10. Davide De Pretto (Ita) Jayco AlUla.

Tour of Oman Total After Stage 2:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates in 8:27:22
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:06
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:08
4. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:12
5. Anthon Charmig (Den) Astana Qazaqstan
6. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Crew Emirates
7. Jenno Berckmoes (Bel) Lotto Dstny
8. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
9. Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:16
10. Thomas Pesenti (Ita) JCL Crew UKYO

Oman’24 stage 2:


Tour Colombia 2024
Alejandro Osorio gained Stage 3 of the Tour Colombia. The 25 year-old Colombian champion, was too quick for Rodrigo Contreras in a two-man dash. The 2 had damaged away from a number one group that included Egan Bernal and Rigoberto Urán.

Tour Colombia 2024

The stage was based mostly on an area circuit of Tunja with two brief, powerful climbs one after the opposite. The circuit needed to be ridden 11 instances, for a complete of 142 kilometres.

Early within the stage, two riders escaped: David Santiago Gómez (Sistecrédito) and Bernardo Suaza (Petrolike). The duo constructed a lead of greater than 4 minutes, however it might be a tough job to avoid the peloton, which had been thinned out significantly. Fernando Gaviria and Mark Cavendish, and different non climbers, had already been dropped earlier than the ultimate hour of racing. With about 35 kilometres to go, Gómez and Suaza nonetheless had a lead of 1:40 and Richard Carapaz attacked the peloton. The Ecuadorian of EF Training-EasyPost jumped simply earlier than the highest of one of many climbs, however couldn’t get away. This began the finale. A number of assaults adopted and the peloton break up with 20 kilometres to go. The early escape was caught.

Seven kilometres later, at the beginning of the ultimate lap, Vinicius Rangel (Movistar), Richard Carapaz and Alexey Lutsenko tried to arrange a break. A bunch of round 30 riders joined them. Third general, Andrea Piccolo had an issue together with his bike a lap earlier and missed the transfer. It was one other EF Training-EasyPost rider, Rigoberto Urán who led the motion on the penultimate climb. Nairo Quintana was on his wheel, however couldn’t maintain his tempo. The remaining managed to observe Urán’s wheel, however on the prime he accelerated once more and took a small hole.

4 riders managed to affix Urán: Colombian champion Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano), Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia), Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar) and Egan Bernal, who’s racing for the Colombian Nationwide staff. Jonathan Caicedo, Édgar Cadena (Petrolike) and Adrían Bustamante (GW Erco Shimano) managed to cross. A number one group of 8 began the final 3 kilometres off the entrance. Total chief, Harold Tejada, had missed the transfer. Within the final 2 kilometres Contreras attacked on his personal, however Osorio obtained to him within the final meters after which dash from his wheel for the win. Contreras needed to accept second place. Urán completed in third place in the identical time as Osorio. Bernal completed fifth.

Tour Colombia 2024

Stage winner and ninth general, Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano): “A sophisticated stage. A circuit like I like, there are lots of high quality riders on this Tour of Colombia. It goes too quick. Tremendous completely satisfied to have the ability to obtain a victory in such a troublesome and high-quality race. Objective achieved, tremendous completely satisfied and excited with this victory. It was fought for, it was achieved because of my staff that has labored for me every single day. Every one in all them has given me their belief and due to the workers. Crucial targets had been the Nationwide Championship and Tour Colombia has been a dream begin to the season.”

Total chief and 2nd on the stage, Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia): “A constructive steadiness, an ideal victory for the staff, the reality is that I’m very completely satisfied and completely satisfied to take the lead in the present day. I wish to dedicate it to my sponsor Nu Colombia. On the finish we withstood Rigoberto Urán’s assault with one lap remaining and the group was chosen. As soon as inside I attempted to shock on the finish as a result of I’m not very sturdy at sprinting. Ultimately Osorio took the chance to go forward and obtain victory. We’re rising as Colombian biking, it is a very huge window for everybody and I’m completely satisfied to contribute this management to the followers and to my Nu staff, to the technical staff, to my racing companions, who’ve labored very arduous for me.”

fifth on the stage, Egan Bernal (Colombia): “Little by little I’m regaining confidence. In a stage like this you will need to at all times be on the entrance, combating all day for place to be current on the finish. And that offers me confidence. Little by little I’m recovering. We, with the nationwide staff, should be clever and select the second, however we’ve got a great staff. I feel the boys did a great job, then within the last Jhonatan Restrepo and Brandon Rivera and I had been in a position to undergo the motions. I didn’t win the stage, however I really feel like I’m enhancing.”

Tour Colombia Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Alejandro Osorio (Col) GW Erco Shimano in 3:20:18
2. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia
3. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:01
4. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike
5. Egan Bernal (Col) Colombia
6. Iván Ramiro Sosa (Col) Movistar
7. Adrián Bustamante (Col) GW Erco Shimano
8. Edgar David Cadena (Mex) Petrolike
9. Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Crew Corratec-Vini Fantini at 0:11
10. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Training-EasyPost.

Tour Colombia Total After Stage 3:
1. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia in 10:33:58
2. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:06
3. Óscar Sevilla (Spa) Crew Medellín at 0:07
4. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:11
5. Cesar David Guavita (Col) Colombia Potencia de la Vida-Strongman at 0:17
6. Yeison Sebastian Reyes (Col) Crew Sistecredito
7. Edgar Andres Pinzon (Col) GW Erco Shimano
8. Robinson Chalapud (Col) Crew Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi
9. Alejandro Osorio (Col) GW Erco Shimano at 0:19
10. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:26.

Tour Colombia’24 stage 3:


Mark Cavendish gained the Fourth Stage of the Tour Colombia on Friday. After a lumpy stage, he was the quickest within the bunch dash. His lead-out man Michael Mørkøv helped to position him completely for the win. Fernando Gaviaria needed to accept second place and Nelson Andrés Soto was third.

Tour Colombia 2024

The fourth day of the Tour Colombia was a 181.8 kilometre stage from Paipa to Zipaquirá. There have been two Cat4 and one Cat3 climb. The final 50 kilometres had been nearly flat. In all probability a day for the sprinters.

The stage additionally regarded good for an escape, due to the early hilly route. Early within the stage 9 riders broke away, however the peloton was not too . Within the first 60 kilometres the 9 enhance their result in 4 minutes. Behind them an different group tried to cross, however they by no means handle to achieve the main group. Within the hilly a part of the stage the peloton wasn’t hanging about and the peloton was all along with 70 kilometres to go.

Movistar and Astana Qazaqstan had been pleased with the state of affairs. Each groups had a possible winner with Mark Cavendish and Fernando Gaviria, though there was an escape 30 kilometres from the end. Julián Cardona (Crew Medellin), Laureano Rosas (Swift Carbon Professional Biking) and Alexander Gil (Orgulo Paisa) took their probability and constructed up a 50 second lead. Within the last a part of the stage the escape efforts got here to nothing. Corratec-Vini Fantini and Bingoal WB additionally began to work for his or her sprinters. The peloton lower the lead inside a couple of kilometres and now it was positive to be a bunch dash. Mark Cavendish outpaced the competitors. After a robust lead-out from Michael Mørkøv and Cees Bol, the British rider held all of the others off. Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) was shut, however needed to accept second place. Nelson Soto (Petrolike) took third.

Tour Colombia 2024

Stage winner, Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan): “I’m speechless. I used to be lined up behind my boys within the last kilometre and knew I couldn’t allow them to down. They had been phenomenal. Not simply within the last, however the entire day. After a break up within the peloton over a climb, they chased with ferocity and coronary heart, together with Movistar Crew for 70km to verify we obtained our dash. The idea and keenness they confirmed for our staff brings tears to my eyes. I’m so proud we might get one other stage win right here in Colombia. To dash towards Fernando Gaviria in his house nation was particular too. He was coming so quick, and after the work of each our groups, I used to be delighted to share the rostrum with him.”

Tour Colombia Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Mark Cavendish (GB) Astana Qazaqstan in 4:03:34
2. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
3. Nelson Andrés Soto (Col) Petrolike
4. Cees Bol (Ned) Astana Qazaqstan
5. Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Colombia
6. Niccolò Bonifazio (Ita) Crew Corratec-Vini Fantini
7. Norman Vahtra (Est) Estonia
8. Davide Persico (Ita) Bingoal WB
9. Jhojan García (Col) Colombia Potencia de la Vida-Strongman
10. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost.

Tour Colombia Total After Stage 4:
1. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia in 14:37:32
2. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:04
3. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:11
4. Cesar David Guavita (Col) Colombia Potencia de la Vida-Strongman at 0:17
5. Yeison Sebastian Reyes (Col) Crew Sistecredito
6. Edgar Andres Pinzon (Col) GW Erco Shimano
7. Robinson Chalapud (Col) Crew Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi
8. Alejandro Osorio (Col) GW Erco Shimano at 0:19
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:26
10. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike at 0:30.

Tour Colombia’24 stage 4:


The Queen Stage 5 of the Tour Colombia was gained by Richard Carapaz. The Ecuadorian made his transfer within the final 5 kilometres of the Alto del Vino, the very lengthy last climb of the stage.

Tour Colombia 2024

Day 5 of the Tour Colombia was the Queen stage. The 138 kilometre race completed on the Alto del Vino, which was greater than 30 kilometres of climbing at 5.7%. This climb was descended earlier within the stage, after a brief method from the start line of Cota.

Within the early a part of the stage a number one group of 6 shaped. Movistar’s Vinicius Rangel was joined by Rait Ärm (Estonia), Alexis Benjamin Quinteros (Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi), Brandon Alejandro Rojas (GW Erco Shimano), Bernardo Suaza (Petrolike), Franklin Archibold (Panamá es Cultura y Valores) and Wilmar Paredes (Crew Medellín). The six had a lead of greater than 5 minutes and on the foot of the ultimate climb they nonetheless had just below 4 minutes. Within the peloton, Nu Colombia, the staff of general chief Rodrigo Contreras, had been in management. Afterward the climb, Astana took over. The peloton thinned out significantly, particularly as a result of work of Alexey Lutsenko. Among the many huge names that had been in bother was Andrea Piccolo and Nairo Quintana. The Movistar climber dropped out when there have been nonetheless about 25 riders within the group. This additionally included Esteban Chaves, who attacked 10 kilometres from the end. He went as much as and previous Paredes, the final man of the escapee, and continued solo.

Chaves didn’t maintain out for very lengthy, however as he was caught, it was his teammate Richard Carapaz’s flip. The Ecudorean accelerated and opened a great hole. There was just one rider who managed to leap to him: yellow jersey wearer Contreras. Behind this duo, a bunch remained with Chaves, Harold Tejada, Jonathan Klever Caicedo, Ivan Ramiro Sosa, Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, Rigoberto Urán and Egan Bernal. After some assaults, all of them rejoined the leaders one after the other, however the connection was short-lived. Carapaz nonetheless had one thing left in his legs and took off once more 4 kilometres from the end. This time Contreras couldn’t observe. The primary chaser was now Caicedo, adopted solely by Contreras. Slowly however certainly, Carapaz took extra time. With 1K to go it was clear that he would take his second victory of the season. Contreras defended himself effectively, crossing the road in third place behind Caicedo to retained his general lead.

Tour Colombia 2024

Stage winner and 2nd general, Richard Carapaz (EF Training-EasyPost): “This one is particular for me, clearly it’s particular for the staff as effectively. We’re all climbers, and knew we solely had one alternative, so we needed to benefit from it as a lot as attainable. We knew how arduous the climb was. I’ve skilled right here. We studied the profile, the altitude, the highway floor. It was a climb of 1 hour. I’m very completely satisfied for myself, and for the staff, as a result of they collaborated to make this victory attainable. The day went completely, e couldn’t have deliberate it any higher. We had 4 sturdy guys who had been in a position to assault, assault, assault the yellow jersey. We got here away with the stage win and we’re tremendous completely satisfied about that and now we’ve got another probability tomorrow to take this factor house.”

Tour Colombia Stage 5 Consequence:
1. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Training-EasyPost in 3:34:18
2. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike at 0:13
3. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia at 0:17
4. Egan Bernal (Col) Colombia at 0:33
5. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:35
6. Iván Ramiro Sosa (Col) Movistar at 0:37
7. Esteban Chaves (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 1:02
8. Daniel Alejandro Mendez (Col) Nu Colombia at 1:25
9. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 1:36
10. Jose Ramon Muñiz (Mex) Petrolike at 1:54.

Tour Colombia Total After Stage 5:
1. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia
2. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Training-EasyPost
3. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike
4. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost
5. Egan Bernal (Col) Colombia
6. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan
7. Esteban Chaves (Col) EF Training – EasyPost
8. Iván Ramiro Sosa (Col) Movistar
9. Daniel Alejandro Mendez (Col) Nu Colombia
10. Jose Ramon Muñiz (Mex) Petrolike.

Tour Colombia’24 stage 5:


Rodrigo Contreras is the general winner of the 2024 Tour Colombia. The rider from the continental Nu Colombia staff was attacked frequently within the last stage, however managed to carry on. The spectacular last stage completed in a dash from an elite group. Jhonatan Restrepo had the quickest legs.

Tour Colombia 2024

The ultimate stage took the riders to the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. The end line was within the nationwide park. It promised to be a troublesome finale, with the Alto de Patios, a climb of two.6 kilometres at over 7%. The highest of this slope was simply over 10 kilometres from the end.

The race break up open a lot earlier, because of Egan Bernal. The INEOS Grenadiers climber, who’s using for the Colombian nationwide staff, was not happy together with his fifth place on GC and attacked on the highway to Bogotá. The winner of the 2019 Tour de France went with Javier Jamaica (Crew Medellín) and managed to achieve a most lead of 1 minute. The now thinned out peloton weren’t taking it simple and the hunt for Bernal began and there was a regrouping with simply over 40 kilometres to go. The Bernal hazard had handed, however issues remained very stressed within the group of favourites. There have been accelerations from Richard Carapaz, Bernal once more and Rigoberto Urán. EF Training-EasyPost, the staff of Carapaz and Urán, tried to dislodge chief Rodrigo Contreras with a number of accelerations, however the Nu Colombia rider didn’t budge. Lots might nonetheless occur on the Alto de Patios. Carapaz had his teammates enhance the tempo, paving the best way for his assault.

After preparatory work by Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, who destroyed the group, it was as much as Carapaz to ship the ultimate blow. His spectacular acceleration regarded too highly effective for Contreras. The person in yellow was lucky that he had the assistance of his teammate Daniel Alejandro Mendez, who saved the distinction with Carapaz manageable. Carapaz began the final 12, flat kilometres with a pleasant lead. The Ecuadorian was going for the stage and general victory, however turned out to not be sturdy sufficient to remain forward on the flat. Carapaz was caught by the primary elite group of 12 riders, together with all the important thing riders on this Tour Colombia. Contreras, Urán, Bernal, Jonathan Caicedo, Colombian champion Alejandro Osorio had been all there. These riders would dash for victory. The Colombian nationwide staff was effectively represented within the first group with three riders and determined to go all out for Jhonatan Restrepo. Within the final kilometre, Bernal rode his lungs out for his teammate, who managed to finish the job. Restrepo took care of Carapaz and Caicedo. Contreras additionally within the first group and so was the ultimate winner of his nationwide tour.

Tour Colombia 2024

Stage winner, Jonathan Restrepo (Colombia): “Unbelievable. Once I noticed a champion of the Tour de France, of the Giro d’Italia, I stated I couldn’t lose. I suffered quite a bit to get there. I pushed arduous within the mountains and obtained right here effectively. On the descent I saved my legs and the ways labored for me, I arrived sturdy on the dash. Now comes the Tour of Rwanda and Italy.”

Closing general winner and eighth on the stage, Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia): “It was a tough day. I had a sensational staff. Daniel Méndez was key. I didn’t despair, and I informed him to regulate. It’s a very immense pleasure to take this title house. I couldn’t hand over, My household was right here. It’s a spectacular victory. Historic for me and for Colombia as a result of we had been in a position to beat the groups from exterior in order that they perceive that there’s additionally a excessive degree within the nationwide biking.”

Tour Colombia Stage 6 Consequence:
1. Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Colombia in 3:06:24
2. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Training-EasyPost
3. Alejandro Osorio (Col) GW Erco Shimano
4. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike
5. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan
6. Harold Martín López (Eu) Astana Qazaqstan
7. Yeison Sebastian Reyes (Col) Crew Sistecredito
8. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost
10. Daniel Alejandro Mendez (Col) Nu Colombia.

Tour Colombia Closing Total Consequence:
1. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia in 21:18:26
2. Richard Carapaz (Eu) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:06
3. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (Eu) Petrolike at 0:26
4. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:50
5. Egan Bernal (Col) Colombia at 1:01
6. Harold Tejada (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 1:26
7. Iván Ramiro Sosa (Col) Movistar at 1:33
8. Esteban Chaves (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 1:46
9. Daniel Alejandro Mendez (Col) Nu Colombia at 1:54
10. Yeison Sebastian Reyes (Col) Crew Sistecredito at 2:52.

Tour Colombia’24 stage 6:


UAE Tour Girls 2024
SD Worx-Protime’s first victory of 2024 went to Lorena Wiebes. The Dutch rider was paced completely by her teammates in Stage 1 of the UAE Tour after which sprinted to victory, forward of Rachele Barbieri and Chiara Consonni.

UAE Tour Women 2024

The riders began the UAE Tour with a flat stage of simply over 120 kilometres to the port of Dubai. Lorena Wiebes was the highest favorite for the win, now that her rival Charlotte Kool will not be there on account of sickness.

As a result of wind, there was nervousness within the peloton all day and echelons shaped a couple of instances. Nevertheless, these makes an attempt had been nipped within the bud simply as shortly. On account of nervousness, a number of riders crashed. With simply over 60 kilometres to go, there was a crash, with Elisa Longo Borghini as the most important casualty. Final yr’s winner was in a position to proceed and take her place within the peloton with a hand damage. Italian Alice Palazzi (High Ladies Fassa Bortolo) was off the entrance, however was shortly introduced again. High Ladies Fasso Bortolo then despatched Gaia Segato of the entrance. The 19 year-old Italian rode solo for some time, however with lower than 40 kilometres to go, she was joined by the Uzbek rider, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis). They gained a most lead of 1:30.

Twenty kilometres from the end, Segato and Kuskova had been caught and the peloton might put together for a dash. The tempo elevated and this resulted in one other crash, however the fallen riders had been in a position to proceed. The peloton was at ‘full fuel’ to the final kilometre. Numerous groups tried to get their lead-out trains organised, however Fenix-Deceuninck took a extra attacking method. Carina Schrempf jumped away from the peloton with 2 kilometres to go and had a niche, however she was no match for the UAE Crew ADQ and SD Worx-Protime groups. The Dutch staff took the lead late, however on the proper time. Wiebes was ideally piloted by her teammates within the final metres. Lotte Kopecky did the principle work with a robust lead-out and Wiebes accomplished the job. The Italians, Rachele Barbieri and Chiara Consonni had been effectively crushed by Wiebes, who additionally took the general lead within the UAE Tour.

UAE Tour Women 2024

Stage winner and Crimson jersey, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “It’s nice to have already got a win for the primary time this season. It’s actually essential to be supported by a staff like SD Worx for profitable a race like in the present day’s. It’s been an ideal feeling additionally to be celebrated on stage and I’m wanting ahead to carrying the chief’s jersey tomorrow. It’s fairly incredible to win in Dubai and to have the large buildings within the background. This time, I even got here a bit earlier to do some sightseeing of the town. A few of my team-mates went sky diving and stated they’d an ideal expertise. Perhaps I’ll attempt subsequent yr. Tomorrow within the desert it may very well be windier so we will anticipate some echelons within the lengthy straight highway. There have been some echelon makes an attempt in the present day and that made the typical pace quicker than final yr’s, additionally as a result of we went a bit extra out of the town. The peloton was doing 44kph within the first hour as we began with tailwind. I wish to win all of the dash levels and I hope Lotte [Kopecky] will do effectively as much as Jebel Hafeet. We really feel prepared for profitable all of the levels as a staff.”

White and Black jersey holder, Janina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis Girls Skilled Biking Crew): “My aim in the present day was to interrupt away to win the intermediate sprints and the time bonus that goes with it. I used to be profitable on the primary dash however I labored too arduous earlier than the second dash to utterly attain my aim. Now my aim is to maintain the white jersey until the tip of the UAE Tour Girls.”

UAE Tour Girls Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime in 2:59:11
2. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) dsm-firmenich PostNL
3. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
4. Georgia Baker (Aus) Liv AlUla Jayco
5. Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Roland
6. Valentine Fortin (Fra) Cofidis
7. Laura Ruiz Pérez (Spa) Movistar
8. Sofia Collinelli (Ita) Roland
9. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime
10. Clara Copponi (Fra) Lidl-Trek.

UAE Tour Girls Total After Stage 1:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime in 2:59:01
2. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 0:04
3. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:06
4. Yanina Kuskova (Uzb) Tashkent Metropolis Girls Skilled Biking Crew at 0:07
5. Alice Palazzi (Ita) High Ladies Fassa Bortolo
6. Loes Adegeest (Ned) FDJ-SUEZ at 0:08
7. Gaia Segato High Ladies Fassa Bortolo
8. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime at 0:09
9. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) UAE Crew ADQ
10. Georgia Baker (Aus) Liv AlUla Jayco 0:10.

UAE Tour’24 stage 1:


Stage 2 of the UAE Tour for ladies was gained by Lorena Wiebes on Friday. The quick stage of 113 kilometres noticed many echelons kind, nevertheless it led to a bunch dash and it was the general chief of SD Worx-Protime who took her second stage win in a row. Lotte Kopecky was a robust teammate for Wiebes. Chiara Consonni and Clara Copponi had been second and third.

UAE Tour 2024

After 30 kilometres the peloton break up into items as a result of echelons, however that didn’t final for lengthy. It turned clear that chief Lorena Wiebes and World champion Lotte Kopecky had been watching each transfer. SD Worx-Protime had been in a small echelon of 4 riders, however after Kopecky’s puncture, the tempo dropped and the peloton come again collectively.

Initially of the ultimate hour, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis) attacked. Nobody joined the Uzbek rider and she or he struggled a bit forward of the peloton and was ultimately caught. On the second intermediate dash, Lotte Kopecky was the primary over the road, gaining 3 bonus seconds within the battle for the general victory. There was a second within the last when echelons might have shaped, however no staff was going to offer every part and so there was going to be a bunch dash once more. SD Worx-Protime selected to maneuver late. This was tough, however Kopecky ultimately managed to place Wiebes in a great place. She took an extended dash for the win, which was much less convincing than on stage 1. Chiara Consonni (UAE Crew ADQ) got here off Wiebes’ wheel, however the Italian was simply too late and led to second place. Clara Copponi (Lidl-Trek) completed third.

UAE Tour 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “I began going up within the peloton a bit sooner than I’d like as a result of I noticed the highway narrowing a bit. I additionally knew that everyone would attempt to go on the left facet and I noticed an EF rider crash and I hope she’s OK. It’s at all times hectic in such finales earlier than the dash however I attempted to remain as protected as attainable. I’m completely satisfied that I stayed protected and the women gave me one other nice lead out. To take two victories in a row is a confidence booster to start out the season. We’re a number of sturdy Dutch riders so it’s not a shock that we have already got a big variety of stage victories within the UAE Tour Girls though it’s a reasonably new race. Tomorrow I’ll attempt to assist Lotte [Kopecky] as a lot as attainable. We’ll go all out for her stage victory. My different aim is to win the final stage. If it occurs, I’ll end the Tour with the inexperienced jersey.”

White jersey, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis Girls Skilled Biking Crew): “At the moment’s stage wasn’t harder than yesterday’s. However I switched my focus to the final classification so I didn’t break free for the intermediate sprints as a result of I do know that tomorrow is the toughest stage of the UAE Tour. I hope I may also have good legs within the mountains to carry this finest younger rider jersey until the tip. I want to make the highest 5 general but when I find yourself within the prime 10, it’ll make it a profitable Tour for me.”

Black jersey, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “I don’t assume it might have been a distinct race hadn’t I punctured on the entrance within the echelons. We made the echelons on the superb second. It was an excellent group however the peloton was nonetheless huge and chasing not far behind so I consider that even when I didn’t puncture, we’d have stopped pulling only a few minutes later. I went for the intermediate sprints for the GC however I don’t how I’ll go tomorrow. If my form is nice sufficient, I wouldn’t prefer to lose the race for seconds I might have gained within the intermediate sprints so I went for it simply in case. It was a very hectic dash once more in the present day. As a result of there wasn’t any nook earlier than the end and a head wind, we needed to time it very effectively. However on the finish, we did an excellent job once more to steer Lorena Wiebes out.”

UAE Tour Girls Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime at 2:28:08
2. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
3. Clara Copponi (Fra) Lidl-Trek
4. Georgia Baker (Aus) Liv AlUla Jayco
5. Martina Fidanza (Ita) CERATIZIT-WNT
6. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ
7. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Uno-X Mobility
8. Anniina Ahtosalo (Fin)Uno-X Mobility
9. Gladys Verhulst-Wild (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ
10. Daria Pikulik (Pol) Human Powered Well being.

UAE Tour Girls Total After Stage 2:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime in 5:26:57
2. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:12
3. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 0:16
4. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime at 0:17
5. Clara Copponi (Fra) Lidl-Trek at 0:18
6. Loes Adegeest (Ned) FDJ-SUEZ
7. Daria Pikulik (Pol) Human Powered Well being at 0:19
8. Yanina Kuskova (Uzb) Tashkent Metropolis Girls Skilled Biking Crew
9. Alice Palazzi (Ita) High Ladies Fassa Bortolo
10. Flora Perkins (GB) Fenix-Deceuninck at 0:21.

UAE Tour’24 stage 2:


Lotte Kopecky gained the Third Stage of the UAE Tour. On the Jebel Hafeet, the one climb of the day, the SD Worx-Protime rider made her transfer. On the steep sections she caught her closest opponent Neve Bradbury and took the win within the dash. Neve Bradbury and Mavi García had been second and third.

UAE Tour 2024

Within the UAE Tour for ladies, the third stage was utterly flat till the final 10 kilometres. On the Jebel Hafeet, a climb of about 9 kilometres at a median of 9%, the climbers would resolve the third stage. The final kilometre was downhill to the end.

It took a very long time earlier than anybody might get a niche on the peloton. Though most riders knew that the choice would come on the Jebel Hafeet, many nonetheless gave it a go. Anniina Athosalo (Uno-X Mobility), Marie Le Web (FDJ-Suez) and Cristina Tonetti (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacíon Esukadi) all tried. None of them managed to get away. The Frenchwoman Aude Biannic of Movistar managed to open a small hole of 10 seconds on the peloton for some time, however she couldn’t keep away.

The second Biannic was caught, Idoia Eraso (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacíon Esukadi) and Linda Zannetti (Human Powered Well being) broke away. They took a lead of greater than 1 minute earlier than the peloton began to chase them. Gladys Verhulst-Wild (FDJ-Suez) jumped throughout the the main pair. The three managed to construct a lead of 6 minutes. Within the run-up to the ultimate climb, SD Worx, Lidl-Trek and Fenix-Deceuninck took the lead within the peloton and the lead was slowly eaten away. On the foot of the climb the three had solely 2 minutes left. As soon as on the steep sections, the favourites caught the escapees, because of good work from Lorena Wiebes. Eight kilometres from the end it was Gaia Realini who actually obtained the race going. The acceleration was an excessive amount of for a lot of riders. Solely 5 might observe the Italian. These had been her teammate Elisa Longo Borghini, Lotte Kopecky, Neve Bradbury, Marion Bunel and Mavi García. They might resolve who would win the stage. Longo Borghini and Bunel had been the primary to be dropped from the entrance group. Three kilometers from the end it was Bradbury who attacked. She opened a niche, however Lotte Kopecky managed to battle again 800 metres from the end. The Belgian beat the Australian for the stage win and can put on the chief’s jersey on Sunday. She takes over the lead from her teammate Lorena Wiebes. Neve Bradbury completed second and Mavi García completed third.

UAE Tour 2024

Stage winner and Crimson jersey, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “That is my first mountain prime end victory. It’s loopy. I used to be very motivated for this stage. I dreamed of this and I hoped for it however I first needed to see how deep I might go. I went kilometre by kilometre, understanding that legs would damage on this climb. In a couple of seconds it might flip from having it into blowing up. I used to be in somewhat little bit of panic when the Canyon lady (Neve Bradbury) attacked. However I discovered my rhythm. I got here nearer and I used to be assured I might make it. I got here right here for preparation for the Spring classics. It’s essential for my confidence to get to know that the form is already adequate for profitable a stage race.”

2nd on the stage and general, Neve Bradbury (Canyon//SRAM): “With round 3km to go, it pinched up a bit earlier than it plateaued to the road. I used to be anticipating Realini would go then as a result of she was using actually sturdy on the backside of the climb. When she by no means went, I attacked myself and regarded again to see that nobody adopted. I attempted to pave my effort to the end line till Kopecky caught me. I assumed I might attempt to get a run off her wheel to take the ultimate nook first, so I made her take the lead, however she was too sturdy. To get second on the stage is a very nice confidence enhance. I really feel like I belong on the pointy finish of the races now. The staff did a very good job all day. My teammates had been taking care of Ricarda and me, getting bottles and serving to us preserve vitality the place attainable, however particularly positioning us into the climb on the entrance. It’s additionally good to see we lead the staff classification after in the present day’s stage. We nonetheless have another stage to go, however hopefully, we will take house second place within the basic classification. I’m actually pleased with how in the present day went, and we’re trying to end off tomorrow with a great end result for the staff.”

UAE Tour Girls Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime in 3:22:15
2. Neve Bradbury (Aus) Canyon//SRAM at 0:03
3. Mavi García (Spa) Liv AlUla Jayco at 0:32
4. Gaia Realini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 0:43
5. Marion Bunel (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE at 1:00
6. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck at 1:04
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 1:09
8. Silvia Persico (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 1:29
9. Mareille Meijering (Ned) Movistar
10. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Ger) Canyon//SRAM at 1:32.

UAE Tour Girls Total After Stage 3:
1. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime in 8:49:18
2. Neve Bradbury (Aus) Canyon//SRAM at 0:13
3. Mavi García (Spa) Liv AlUla Jayco at 0:44
4. Gaia Realini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 0:59
5. Marion Bunel (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE at 1:16
6. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck at 1:20
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 1:25
8. Silvia Persico (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 1:45
9. Mareille Meijering (Ned) Movistar
10. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Ger) Canyon//SRAM at 1:48.

UAE Tour’24 stage 3:


Lotte Kopecky gained the ultimate general of the UAE Tour for ladies. The chief of SD Worx-ProTime had no issues within the Closing Stage 4 to Abu Dhabi, which was surprisingly gained by Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez). Kraak was within the early break and narrowly held off Lorena Wiebes sprinting on the head of the peloton.

UAE Tour 2024

After Lotte Kopecky taking the general lead within the mountain stage to Jebel Hafeet, nothing stood in the best way of a last victory for the SD Worx-Protime chief. The route of the ultimate stage to Abu Dhabi Breakwater was flat, so a bunch dash was anticipated.

4 riders escaped early within the stage, which was run underneath gentle rain. Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez), Sophie Wright (Fenix-Deceuninck), Monica Greenwood (Coop-Repsol) and Margarita Misyurina (Tashkent Metropolis) made up the entrance group. That they had a lead of greater than 3 minutes. Within the peloton, the work was left to SD Worx-Protime, however the Dutch staff couldn’t shut the hole by itself. For a very long time the lead fluctuated round 2 minutes. On the entrance, Misyurina was dropped 20 kilometres from the end. Kraak, Wright and Greenwood had been nonetheless working effectively collectively. The opposite sprinter’s groups began to assist with the chase, inflicting the result in shortly come down.

There was some disagreement within the main group within the final 7 kilometres, as a result of Kraak needed to do away with the others. Along with her first assault she removed Greenwood and with a second, Wright was gone. From that second on, the Dutch lady defended a lead of 45 seconds within the final 5 kilometres. She didn’t gradual and nonetheless had 15 seconds within the final kilometre. Because of a robust lead-out from Kopecky, Lorena Wiebes got here very shut, however Kraak, who was with Jumbo-Visma final season, narrowly held on to win the ultimate stage for her new French staff. Lotte Kopecky’s general lead of 13 second lead over Neve Bradbury, was by no means at risk. That is solely Kopecky’s fourth last general victory, after the Lotto Belgium Tour, the Thuringia Women Tour and the Simac Women Tour. Australian Neve Bradbury and Spain’s Mavi Garcia had been second and third.

UAE Tour women 2024

Stage winner, Amber Kraak (FDJ-SUEZ): “Within the radio I heard my team-mates shout “go, go, go”, so I understood it was actually tight and I didn’t dare to look again. That is my first solo victory within the WorldTour. I’m not likely used to that however subsequent time I’ll perhaps have fun with my arms up within the air. Our plan was actually to go for the assault. Once we obtained three minutes lead I believed we might make it in the present day. I really needed to go for the dash however the others slowed down so I went solo. That is my first race for my new staff FDJ-Suez. Yesterday I used to be speculated to go full fuel on the climb and it didn’t actually work out. I didn’t have a great day so it’s a very nice feeling to make it up the day after.”

Closing general winner of the 2024 UAE Tour Girls, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “We anticipated a breakaway and this entrance group was actually sturdy. They deserved to get the win in the present day. We tried to shut the hole however we didn’t succeed. However our precedence in the present day was to win the general. I hoped that it wouldn’t rain too arduous so I might keep protected. To win the UAE Tour was one thing I hoped for however not one thing I used to be anticipating actually. It’s very good to win this race and I loved my time right here, sky diving earlier than the race as a lot as biking. Every thing has been nice.”

2nd on the stage and winner of the Inexperienced jersey, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “The entire staff did its finest to attempt to shut the hole for a bunch dash end in the present day however this time it was not sufficient. I began my dash somewhat bit early than I normally do. I feel it was 200 metres if not somewhat bit earlier than the ending line. Once I noticed Amber [Kraak] I assumed perhaps it’s nonetheless attainable to catch her. The opposite groups didn’t assist us however that’s regular after we gained three levels. Personally, with two stage wins and the factors classification, I’m very happy. Now it’ll be essential to maintain the nice form forward for the classics. And I hope I’ll be again on the UAE Tour subsequent yr.”

2nd general and White jersey winner, Neve Bradbury (Canyon//SRAM): “I knew that if I had superb legs, I might anticipate to come back second within the UAE Tour however I’m over the moon with this end result. At the moment, I simply needed to remain protected within the bunch to protect my second place general. It’s been an unimaginable feeling to come back on stage to obtain the perfect younger rider jersey and on prime of that the UCI Girls’s WorldTour chief jersey. Will probably be good if I get to put on it in additional races this yr. Now I feel I’m able to tackle the world’s finest riders and the Tour de France Femmes is my dream.”

third general, Mavi Garcia (Liv AlUla Jayco): “It’s a little bit of an odd feeling now as a result of on the one hand I’m completely satisfied as a result of I’m on the rostrum and the staff did nice work for me in the present day. However, it’s a little bit of a pity as a result of within the last 100 metres there was a crash and Letizia [Paternoster] and me crashed. We are going to see how Leti is, however I’m okay. It’s a bit unusual the state of affairs however I’m completely satisfied. For me, it’s tremendous essential to get this podium as a result of final yr, I didn’t really feel very well. Now, I belief myself once more and I wanted it. Now, I begin once more one other season, a brand new season and I hope will probably be higher than final yr. It’s the perfect begin with the staff to be on the rostrum general in a WorldTour race. I solely did it within the Giro d’Italia two years in the past and now right here.”

UAE Tour Girls Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Amber Kraak (Ned) FDJ-SUEZ in 2:27:33
2. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime
3. Daria Pikulik (Pol) Human Powered Well being
4. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
5. Valentine Fortin (Fra) Cofidis
6. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) dsm-firmenich PostNL
7. Anniina Ahtosalo (Fin) Uno-X Mobility
8. Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
9. Clara Copponi (Fra) Lidl-Trek
10. Laura Tomasi (Ita) Laboral Kutxa-Fundación Euskadi.

UAE Tour Girls Closing Total Consequence:
1. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime in 11:16:51
2. Neve Bradbury (Aus) Canyon//SRAM at 0:13
3. Mavi García (Spa) Liv AlUla Jayco at 0:44
4. Gaia Realini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 0:59
5. Marion Bunel (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 WE at 1:16
6. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck at 1:20
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Lidl-Trek at 1:25
8. Silvia Persico (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ at 1:45
9. Mareille Meijering (Ned) Movistar
10. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Ger) Canyon//SRAM at 1:48.

UAE Tour’24 stage 4:


Tour de la Provence 2024
Mads Pedersen took his third victory of the season. The Dane of Lidl-Trek, who gained a stage and the ultimate general within the Etoile de Bèsseges, was the perfect within the prologue of the Tour de la Provence on Thursday. His younger teammate Jakob Söderqvist was second. Third place went to Samuel Watson.

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The prologue of the Tour de la Provence befell in Marseille on the coast. The course was easy: 2 kilometres straight, a ‘U’ flip and straight again once more for 3 kilometres. The course was straight other than the mid race flip.

Jérémy Cabot (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93) was within the lead for some time with a time of 5:32, at a median of 54.3kph. Samuel Watson (Groupama-FDJ) then went 2 seconds quicker, however the British rider quickly had to surrender the new seat. Mads Pedersen, who began midway down the sphere as one of many prime favourites, took 11 seconds off Watson’s time. One rider after one other couldn’t get to Pedersen’s time. 20 year-old Jakob Söderqvist, who’s underneath contract with the Lidl-Trek coaching staff, however will race for the WorldTeam this week, completed at 6 seconds. Watson dropped to third place. Bruno Armirail (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), the final starter, rode to 4th place. His teammate, Irish sprinter, Sam Bennett completed within the prime ten.

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Prologue winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It went very effectively, it is a good begin to the race. I feel we will be pleased with me in first place and Jakob in second. It’s a gorgeous day. Tomorrow is one other stage. It seems prefer it’s going to rain and it will probably get fairly heavy, with a number of uphill and downhill. After all we’re going for one more victory. We’ve got a robust staff right here and we should positively go for the win. That’s why we’re right here.”

2nd on the stage and general, Jakob Söderqvist (Lidl-Trek): “Proper now my physique is a bit empty so I don’t really feel a lot in any respect, it’s a bizarre feeling nevertheless it’s additionally surreal. I feel tonight it’ll settle a bit and I’m positive it’ll really feel fairly good. It was a five-minute effort so it’s like an all-out check. There’s not a lot pacing to it, simply attempting to not blow up within the first minute after which simply hold holding the ability. Some corners might have been higher however there’s not quite a bit to complain about. At the moment I simply had a very good feeling.”

Tour de la Provence Prologue Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 5:20
2. Jakob Söderqvist (Swe) Lidl-Trek at 0:06
3. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
4. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:11
5. Jérémy Cabot (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 at 0:12
6. Damien Touzé (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
7. Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
8. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Lidl-Trek
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:13
10. Dorian Godon (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:14.

Tour de la Provence Total After the Prologue:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 5:20
2. Jakob Söderqvist (Swe) Lidl-Trek at 0:06
3. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
4. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:11
5. Jérémy Cabot (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93 at 0:12
6. Damien Touzé (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
7. Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
8. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Lidl-Trek
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:13
10. Dorian Godon (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:14.

Provence’24 prologue:


Mads Pedersen gained the First Stage of the Tour de la Provence. The stage was affected by tough climate situations, however on the end, the Lidl-Trek rider was the perfect within the bunch dash. The Dane gained the prologue the day past. Frenchman, Axel Zingle was second and Canadian Riley Pickrell was third.

Provence 2024

After Thursday’s prologue, Friday was the primary highway stage of the Tour de la Provence. Within the stage from Aix-en-Provence to Martigues, the riders solely had two obstacles: a Cat2 and a Cat3 climb. A bunch dash after 157.2 kilometres seemed to be anticipated, though the climate was going to be the most important downside.

Earlier than the beginning of the race, the organisers introduced that the instances for the general can be taken 5 kilometres from the end. The heavy rain and wind would make a dash with a full peloton too dangerous. With this, the organisers hoped that the end can be much less hectic, as many riders might take it simple for the ultimate 5 kilometres. The rain was coming down closely. Most riders selected to remain collectively for the primary 10 kilometres, earlier than the primary assaults. Alexis Gougeard (Cofidis), Thomas Bonnet (TotalEnergies), Kévin Avoine (Van Rysel-Roubaix) and Alexis Guerin (Philippe Wagner/Bazin) determined to make a race of it.

Canadian Robin Plamondon (CIC U Nantes Atlantique) was additionally within the main group. This gave us a lead of 5, to which Jonathan Couanon (Good Métropole Côte d’Azur) joined later. The 6 males shortly managed to construct up a 2 minute lead and the state of affairs stayed that means for a very long time. The rain continued to fall and the escapees saved their lead secure. The time distinction fluctuated between 1 and a couple of minutes. Midway by means of the race, the sprinter’s groups began to chase. About 30 kilometres from the end, the peloton had already halved the lead. Decathlon-AG2r La Mondiale and Lidl-Trek doing the work. The lead group additionally elevated the tempo they usually had been down to a few males.

Alexis Guerin and Jonathan Couanon had been the primary to be dropped. Then it was Robin Plamondon who couldn’t maintain on. The remaining trio had sufficient vitality to carry on for a very long time. With 10 kilometres to go, the peloton was nonetheless 40 seconds behind. Within the final kilometres, increasingly groups put a person on the entrance of the peloton, inflicting the result in drop and so it might be a bunch dash in Martigues. Within the dash it was Mads Pedersen who was the primary over the road. Alex Zingle (Cofidis) and Samuel Watson (Groupama-FDJ) joined him on the peloton. The time measured 5 kilometres earlier than the end didn’t make any distinction and Mads Pedersen held his lead.

Provence 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It’s solely if you cross the road that you simply realise that you simply’ve gained. After all, you’re dreaming to win each time you’re on the beginning line, nevertheless it’s solely one thing you possibly can solely consider within the final meters. Particularly in the present day, with a busy last, I solely knew within the final meters. The plan can be comparable tomorrow, we’ll have to regulate once more, and I feel the rain performs a bit in our favour so we’ll attempt to copy/paste in the present day. The boys did an ideal job. Within the final kilometre Alex [Kirsch] and Otto [Vergaerde] saved the peloton in a single line and Ryan [Gibbons] saved me out of issues to verify I might do a great dash. Ultimately it was fairly an extended dash as a result of we opened a little bit of a niche within the final nook however we managed it effectively and we’ve got to get used to one another with the brand new dash practice. I don’t love the rain, I simply put up with it higher than most guys. It was a troublesome day. I feel you’ll see some guys that had a tough time, and the rain and the chilly doesn’t make it simpler for anybody. Additionally there was a robust breakaway on the market they usually performed the sport actually good. Tim and Julien [Bernard] had to make use of some bullets in the present day to tug the break again. Typically, the Crew did an excellent wonderful job in the present day and I’m actually happy with them. We’ll attempt once more tomorrow. We’re right here to attempt to hold the jersey and that’s for positive our plan once more tomorrow. I like to come back to races like Bessèges and Provence for a couple of causes. It’s good to get the lead-out practice dialled in and do a great job with the boys, however profitable can also be good for the self-confidence, plus they’re well-organised races and I take pleasure in racing right here.”

Tour de la Provence Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 3:32:35
2. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
3. Riley Pickrell (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
4. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ
5. Enzo Boulet (Fra) CIC U Nantes Atlantique
6. Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
7. Sandy Dujardin (Fra) TotalEnergies
8. David Dekker (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Motels
9. Paul Hennequin (Fra) Good Métropole Côte d’Azur
10. Jon Rye-Johnsen (Nor) CIC U Nantes Atlantique.

Tour de la Provence Total After Stage 1:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 3:43:26
2. Jakob Söderqvist (Swe) Lidl-Trek at 0:06
3. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
4. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:11
5. Riley Sheehan (USA) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:12
6. Jérémy Cabot (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
7. Damien Touzé (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
8. Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
9. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Lidl-Trek
10. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:13.

Provence’24 stage 1:


Mads Pedersen has gained one more stage of the Tour de la Provence. After the prologue and the primary stage, the Dane gained the Second Stage on Saturday. After early escapee Marco Frigo was caught late within the stage, Pedersen was the quickest of a lead group. Axel Zingle was second once more and Clément Champoussin was third.

Tour de Provence 2024

The second highway stage of the Tour de la Provence went from Forcalquier to Manosque. On paper it was probably the most tough stage of the race. There have been a number of climbs within the first part, after which the Col de l’Aire del Masco (6.6km at 4.8%) adopted within the finale. The summit was 25 kilometres from the end. The final kilometre went uphill at greater than 4%. The heavy rain added an additional quantity of issue.

The day’s break consisted of 5 riders. Thomas Bonnet, Emmanuel Morin, Kasper Saver, Scott McGill and Marco Frigo joined forces and had a lead of simply over 2 minutes. Frigo, of Israel Premier-Tech, turned out to be the strongest on the entrance. His fellow escapees had been dropped one after the other, leaving the Italian alone within the lead with 45 kilometres to go. The distinction to the peloton was nonetheless greater than 1 minute whereas Lidl-Trek set the tempo. Mads Pedersen’s males couldn’t simply shut the hole. Within the wet situations, the lone Frigo was not at a drawback, as a result of on the prime of the Col de l’Aire del Masco he nonetheless had nearly 1:30. On this climb it was Arkéa-B&B Motels who attacked. Pedersen tried to neutralise the assaults himself, however ultimately allowed Ewen Costiou to go. The Frenchman went after Frigo, however couldn’t shut the hole on his personal.

After the final climb, about ten riders, together with Pedersen, break up off the entrance. They obtained to Costiou and got here nearer and nearer to Frigo. This was primarily on account of Pedersen, who as chief didn’t draw back from the chase work. Frigo reached the final kilometre with a small lead. Nevertheless, about 400 metres from the end, his escape was over. It might be a dash end. Within the dash, Pedersen had probably the most left in his legs and he sprinted to victory in hellish situations. Axel Zingle was in a position to maintain the wheel, the remaining misplaced bike lengths. For Pedersen it was his third victory in a row.

Tour de Provence 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “One of many worst days ever on a motorbike. Typically you simply should go for it and in the present day was a kind of days. The boys labored so arduous, nevertheless it turned tough to get again on the chief. He was, pardon my phrases, so fucking sturdy. It wasn’t simple to meet up with him, so I hoped it might be simpler with a smaller group. Typically it pays off, typically it doesn’t. That was the case in the present day. Ultimately it was intuition. I did it by feeling and hoped for the perfect. It was a tough state of affairs we had been in and the boys had been working very arduous for a very long time. I assumed it might be higher if we had been in a smaller group the place everybody might take their flip, however they didn’t wish to cooperate. Not a enjoyable day. I’m simply completely satisfied to win and the boys obtained the win. I agree with Julien Bernard that it was one of many worst days ever on a motorbike. It wasn’t a pleasant day. We had been typically at an altitude of about 700 meters, which isn’t good when it rains like in the present day and it’s two levels. It was a troublesome day for everybody. And when you have a look at the fellows who crossed the road, they didn’t look good.”

Tour de la Provence Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 4:04:19
2. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
3. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:02
4. Tyler Stites (USA) Undertaking Echelon Racing
5. Alexandre Delettre (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
6. Riley Sheehan (USA) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Lorenzo Germani (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
8. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
9. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels
10. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Motels.

Tour de la Provence Total After Stage 2:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 7:42:02
2. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:24
3. Ewen Costiou (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels
4. Riley Sheehan (USA) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:25
5. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:26
6. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:30
7. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Motels at 0:32
8. Lorenzo Germani (Ita) Groupama-FDJ at 0:34
9. Marco Frigo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:35
10. Tyler Stites (USA) Undertaking Echelon Racing.

Provence’24 stage 2:


No 4 out of 4 for Mads Pedersen within the Tour de la Provence. The Dane made a bid for one more victory within the Closing Stage 3, however was crushed by Tom Van Asbroeck in a barely uphill dash. Pedersen was the ultimate general winner of the French race.

Provence 2024

After a prologue and two highway levels, Sunday noticed the ultimate stage of the Tour de la Provence. Stage 3 began in Rognac and ended 183 kilometres later in Arles, the house of Vincent Van Gough for a while. The predominantly flat stage would most likely finish in a dash.

Mads Pedersen had gained all of the levels up to now within the 2024 Tour de la Provence and on Sunday he had a wonderful alternative to make it a 4 out of 4. The Dane first put his Lidl-Trek teammates to work to make sure an early break. Thibaut Bernard (Bingoal WB), Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies), Kenny Molly, Kévin Avoine (Van Rysel-Roubaix) and Kasper Saver (Philippe Wagner-Bazin) had been within the break. The lead of the 5 obtained to about 5 minutes, however they didn’t keep away. The peloton break up earlier than the beginning of the TV broadcast. As a result of wind, the peloton was in a number of items, leaving a primary group of about 25 riders.

Mads Pedersen was after all a part of that group, as had been 4 of his teammates from Lidl-Trek: Jakob Söderqvist, Tim Declercq, Otto Vergaerde and Alex Kirsch. Another essential riders of the primary levels had been shocked and needed to chase. An essential sufferer was Ewen Costiou, third general. There was then an enormous chase kind the opposite staff all the best way to Arles. The distinction between the primary echelon and that of Costiou shortly elevated to greater than 1 minute with simply over 40 kilometres to go. The younger Frenchman wouldn’t return and will overlook his general place. As a result of excessive tempo, there was no extra attacking within the last, everybody was prepared for a dash. Pedersen had a wonderful alternative to finish the Tour de la Provence undefeated, however he nonetheless needed to take care of Sam Bennett. The previous Irish prime sprinter, who hopes to relaunch his profession with Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, additionally managed to outlive the splits and was maybe the quickest rider within the first group. Pedersen and Bennett additionally performed a number one function within the dash, however each missed out on the victory.

Pedersen was the primary to start out the dash, however was pulled in by Bennett. The Irishman appeared to be on his approach to his first victory of 2024, however Bennett was in flip was handed by Tom Van Asbroeck. The 33 year-old Belgian of Israel-Premier Tech got here off the wheels with a number of pace and handled Bennett fairly simply. It’s Van Asbroeck’s first victory in additional than 4 years. His earlier victory was Binche-Chimay-Binche 2019. Axel Zingle crossed the road third, forward of Hugo Hofstetter and Pedersen. The Lidl-Trek rider is the general winner of the Tour de la Provence 2024. Zingle, 2nd and the Spaniard Raúl García Pierna was third.

Provence 2024

Stage winner, Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel-Premier Tech): “It’s simply unimaginable! I nonetheless felt good after two arduous days of racing so I used to be actually motivated for this one. We knew there may very well be echelons and echelons are one in all my favorite issues so we had been prepared. Ultimately, the plan was really for me to do a lead out for Hugo however I had a lot energy in my legs so I simply saved going and going and going. I can’t consider I gained this stage. It’s wonderful!”

Closing general winner, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “This week there was a little bit of every part and in the present day we had cross winds, so it has positively been a great week for us and we’re completely satisfied. At the moment was an extended dash and I ran out of legs, and in the long run the quickest ones beat me. They’ve completed an ideal job, congratulations. It was logical that we had your entire staff within the entrance group, right here we’re mainly a classics staff and I might say that 80% of them are crosswind specialists. It’s at all times a matter of time and you might be able to compete, and you might be pleased with the end result.”

third general, Raúl García Pierna (Arkéa-B&B Motels): “This final stage of the Tour de la Provence was very arduous, we knew there can be some echelons on this route. Sure, it’s precisely what occurs. There have been many clear roads and the wind was blowing sturdy. I used to be the final rider to enter the primer echelon. Thanks very a lot to Lukasz (Owsian) and we’re more than happy. I’ve tried the perfect I might. I’m pleased with my first podium with my Arkéa jersey, thanks very a lot in your assist and tools.”

Tour de la Provence Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech in 4:10:37
2. Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale
3. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
4. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel-Premier Tech
5. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek
6. Jérémy Lecroq (Fra) St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
7. Paul Hennequin (Fra) Good Métropole Côte d’Azur
8. Sandy Dujardin (Fra) TotalEnergies
9. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ
10. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Motels.

Tour de la Provence Closing Total Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 11:52:36
2. Axel Zingle Cofidis at 0:29
3. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Motels
4. Damien Touzé (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 1:36
5. Alex Kirsch (Lux) Lidl-Trek at 1:41
6. Pierre Gautherat (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 1:46
7. Alexis Gougeard (Fra) Cofidis at 2:02
8. Jakob Söderqvist (Swe) Lidl-Trek at 2:14
9. Sam Bennett (Irl) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 2:38
10. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ at 3:45.

Provence’24 stage 3:


Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Males 2024
Eli Iserbyt gained the Superprestige Middelkerke. For a very long time it regarded like Joris Nieuwenhuis was on his approach to victory, however the Dutch champion blew up within the closing laps. Iserbyt obtained quicker by means of the race and managed to battle to victory. His teammate Michael Vanthourenhout completed second, forward of Nieuwenhuis.

Middlekerke 2024

The final spherical of the Superprestige was on Saturday. Eli Iserbyt had already gained the sequence general, however he put the icing on the cake in Middelkerke. He needed to beat Joris Nieuwenhuis, second within the World championship. Tábor’s third and fourth riders had been additionally beginning: Michael Vanthourenhout and Pim Ronhaar.

Vanthourenhout and Ronhaar, didn’t begin effectively. The European champion additionally obtained right into a battle with Ryan Kamp, after their bikes collided. Eli Iserbyt and Joris Nieuwenhuis prevented the issues. First Iserbyt took the lead, however then Nieuwenhuis took over. The Dutch champion opened a small hole within the opening lap.

Iserbyt couldn’t instantly shut that hole, nor might Felipe Orts. Because of this, Nieuwenhuis got here by means of after one lap with a lead of 10 seconds over a bunch that, along with Iserbyt and Orts, additionally included Joran Wyseure, Niels Vandeputte and Jens Adams. Van der Haar was additionally behind, whereas Vanthourenhout was catching up somewhat additional again. The final two moved as much as third and fourth within the second of eight laps. Wyseure was nonetheless off the entrance, however was caught on the third lap and instantly suffered an tools downside. It was the tip of his race.

Vanthourenhout and Van der Haar, second and third within the race, had been 25 seconds behind Nieuwenhuis midway by means of the race. Iserbyt regarded completed, however within the fifth and sixth laps the Belgian champion actually obtained going. He first picked up Van der Haar, then Vanthourenhout after which additionally noticed Nieuwenhuis. Simply earlier than the beginning of the seventh lap, the connection was made. We now had two entrance riders. Iserbyt quickly left Nieuwenhuis behind. The Dutchman had blown up, as a result of Vanthourenhout additionally handed Nieuwenhuis. The European champion now went trying to find the Belgian champion. The 2 teammates rode inside seconds of one another. Nevertheless, within the last lap Iserbyt obtained additional forward. He managed to safe his tenth victory of the season. Vanthourenhout got here second, Nieuwenhuis third.

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Race winner, Eli Iserbyt (Bel): “I feel Nieuwenhuis critically got here to a standstill. I knew from the beginning that it was going to be an extended race right here. I knew from final yr that it’ll occur right here within the last. It was tremendous tough, so I made a decision to journey at my very own tempo for the primary 40 minutes. At one level I made a number of errors. Then I assumed: get that focus again, journey again in the direction of Lars and Michael. I needed to race to Nieuwenhuis by way of Michael. It labored. I then noticed that I had a niche, nevertheless it was very tough. In Tábor we additionally noticed that Michael was getting nearer to Nieuwenhuis. So I knew that he begins in a short time, however that he might have a dip. If his tremendous kind from final week was gone, I knew it was attainable. Mentally it does quite a bit if 10 seconds go off instantly after which one other 10 seconds. Then it’s a matter of going time and again, and breaking him utterly. I feel it turned out effectively. It was extraordinarily powerful. To start with it didn’t actually work for me. Then I went to griffos and rode them for your entire race. That went somewhat higher. I do know that my final two or three laps are at all times good, that I nonetheless have one thing left. That was additionally the case in the present day. I rode a pleasant tempo till minute 35 or 40 after which tried to hurry up. We succeeded in the present day. Tomorrow goes to be tough. I really feel that I’ve gone deep, however we’ll do our greatest. There are nonetheless 4 races left for me, so I hope to win another.”

2nd, Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel): “I feel Ryan nonetheless has emotions of revenge after Maldegem. I don’t know what the aim of that’s both. It’s irritating that I lose the race due to this. I feel he nonetheless completed thirteenth or fourteenth, so I don’t know what his intention is. Anyway, we’ll have to speak about it once more. What am I referring to with these emotions of revenge after Maldegem? He additionally needed to take the within bend there. However after all I gained’t simply hand over my place. I feel that’s why he misplaced some locations and that’s why he needed some revenge. At the moment’s altercation was essential. I don’t assume anybody desires to surrender their place at the beginning. If Ryan desires to play it that means, it’s his factor. I’ve completed my finest once more and am again on the rostrum. He at all times saved these 15 to twenty seconds. I feel we had been fairly evenly matched. After all I needed to come from a bit additional away. I feel that may value me the victory. I used to be a bit on the restrict in that part, I knew I needed to discover my very own tempo for a lap. However I noticed that Lars and Eli had been hanging on my wheel, in order that was not an answer both. I then tried to go along with Eli, however that didn’t work. I feel I really did a lot of the lead work, so I feel it’s a little bit of a disgrace that Eli doesn’t look ahead to me on the finish. However hey, that’s how it’s now. The race is over. I’ve to stay with that.”

third, Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned): “I simply didn’t have an excellent day, I feel. The circuit suited me very effectively, I simply flew into it as I usually do. However midway by means of it was simply over. Then you possibly can’t do way more on this course. After two or three laps I realised that I wasn’t going to have the ability to hold going this fashion till the tip. However I heard that the instances remained considerably the identical, so I held out hope that additionally they skilled a little bit of decline. However I actually couldn’t get by means of these previous couple of laps. I couldn’t climb these climbs anymore. Then it was actually over. This was a great lesson for me. In latest weeks I’ve moved all of the appointments I’ve at house to after the World championships. I actually attempt to hold the weeks earlier than that vacant in my planning. Perhaps I’ve completed somewhat an excessive amount of in latest weeks after which the vitality is simply gone. I don’t like my birthday that a lot. I don’t fear about that a lot. And I’ve already had a birthday a couple of instances through the Middelkerke cross, so in my head I had related these two issues. However that was not the case.”

Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Males Consequence:
1. Eli Iserbyt (Bel) in 1:01:54
2. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) at 0:23
3. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) at 0:40
4. Lars van der Haar (Ned) at 1:05
5. Niels Vandeputte (Bel) at 2:16
6. Jens Adams (Bel) at 2:37
7. Felipe Orts (Spa) at 2:50
8. Pim Ronhaar (Ned) at 3:02
9. Witse Meeussen (Bel) at 3:08
10. Thijs Aerts (Bel) at 3:17.



Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Girls 2024
Lucinda Model gained the final spherical of the 2024 Superprestige sequence. The Dutch champion rode away from the competitors in Middelkerke within the first lap after which soloed to victory. Second place went to Laura Verdonschot. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, who completed third, secured the general victory within the Superprestige.

Middlekerke 2024

The ultimate spherical of the Superprestige was held on Saturday in Middelkerke. Annemarie Worst might nonetheless take the general victory from Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, however she was trailing by 7 factors, which was nearly an unimaginable activity. Within the absence of Fem van Empel, Lucinda Model was the favorite for the victory.

Model wasted no time. The perfect begin was for Alvarado, however after the sequence chief fell, the Dutch champion instantly took over and made an enormous hole. Alvarado moved again as much as second place after her slip. Her direct competitor for the general victory, Worst, initially adopted her lead. However at the beginning of the second lap, the Cyclocross Reds rider needed to step apart. Nevertheless, within the third of 5 laps, Alvarado was joined once more, however not by Worst. It was Laura Verdonschot who made the crossing. Greater than that, she went as much as and previous Alvarado. That was effectively behind Model, who would begin the ultimate lap with nearly a 1 minute lead. In that last lap she was in a position to take it comparatively simple and have fun her victory. Second place went to Verdonschot, who obtained additional and additional forward of Alvarado within the last laps. Alvarado needed to accept third place in Middelkerke, however just one factor counted for her on Saturday: the general victory within the Superprestige. And he or she gained it because of her podium end. She prolonged her lead over Worst within the last lap and gained the sequence by a large margin.

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Race winner, Lucinda Model (Ned): “It is extremely good to take one other victory this season. It was very powerful. It was only a very gradual tempo, there was no actual momentum wherever. After all, that was additionally as a result of I rode your entire cross by myself, at one regular tempo. I used to be very pleased with that, as a result of there wasn’t way more to it. I noticed her make that slip, so after all I didn’t hesitate to only hold going at my very own tempo. It’s good when you’ve got the area and also you’re not in somebody’s wheel on this lap. The ability remains to be good. In any case, that is properly on the honours listing and who is aware of what’s going to come subsequent.”

2nd, Laura Verdonschot (Bel): “The ambition was to journey on the rostrum in one of many classification races and we succeeded right here. I hope I’ll have even higher legs tomorrow, or no less than have recovered effectively. I’m preying on a duck from the X2O, for my sister’s kids. I hope that’s in there. Lille is a house cross, with lots of people. However if you race round like this, everyone seems to be rooting for you. I’ve skilled it otherwise. The primary spherical is usually the issue for me. I had a great begin, however within the first nook I made a incorrect shift. I obtained myself caught. Then they arrive from behind. I assumed: simply cross, I’ll see the place I find yourself. I didn’t go too far and obtained into my rhythm, whereas the others fell again. So I used to be in second place pretty shortly. I feel that is extra extremely regarded. In case you can stand subsequent to Lucinda and Alvarado on the rostrum, it’s actually an image to absorb. I’m happy with that. How essential is the psychological facet? Essential. I feel that’s crucial factor in a prime athlete’s profession. If I wasn’t mentally wholesome at the beginning, I wouldn’t have carried out right here both.”

third, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned): “I’m actually pleased with that. I’m completely satisfied that in the present day I managed to maintain my chief’s jersey and turn into the ultimate winner. I slipped, I used to be even shocked, it got here out of the blue.I picked myself up, however Lucinda rode so quick within the first lap. My again was bothering me the entire race, so I attempted to go at my very own tempo. Ultimately, that simply resulted in a 3rd place, as a result of Marion (Norbert Riberolle) additionally got here fairly shut. No, driving round like that isn’t enjoyable. It’s not enjoyable mentally or bodily. We determined along with the staff that that is my final race. That is the place it ends for me. I feel my again could be very pleased with that. I gained two sequence, so it was an ideal season. With out the again issues I might have continued to the tip, however with my again that will not have been attainable.”

Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Girls Consequence:
1. Lucinda Model (Ned)
2. Laura Verdonschot (Bel)
3. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned)
4. Marion Norbert Riberolle (Bel)
5. Annemarie Worst (Ned)
6. Leonie Bentveld (Ned)
7. Aniek van Alphen (Ned)
8. Alicia Franck (Bel)
9. Sanne Cant (Bel)
10. Julie Brouwers (bel).



X2O Trofee Lille – Males 2024
Sunday was a special occasion for Niels Vandeputte. The Belgian of Alpecin-Deceuninck took his first victory in a cyclo-cross sequence within the X2O Trophy Lille. After an thrilling last, Vandeputte beat Joris Nieuwenhuis and Joran Wyseure.

Lille 2024

A day after the final Superprestige race in Middelkerke, was the penultimate spherical of the X20 Loos Trophy in Lille. The Krawatencross has been held within the Leisure space De Lilse Bergen for a few years. Within the males’s race, there was an to be an anticipated conflict between Lars van der Haar, the chief within the X2O Trophy, Eli Iserbyt, Michael Vanthourenhout and Joris Nieuwenhuis. Pim Ronhaar wasn’t on the beginning line on account of sickness.

The perfect begin was not for Iserbyt, Nieuwenhuis or Vanthourenhout, however Mees Hendrikx. The Dutchman hoped to get into the highlight with a great begin. Hendrikx was quickly overtaken by the highest riders. Nieuwenhuis, Van der Haar, Niels Vandeputte, Joran Wyseure, Felipe Orts and the sturdy Thijs Aerts shaped the primary lead group.

Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal pair of Iserbyt and Vanthourenhout had missed their begin and needed to chase. Whereas Vanthourenhout continued to battle a bit, Iserbyt slowly however certainly gained energy. The Belgian champion managed to select up one rider after one other, however after 4 laps he was nonetheless 15 seconds behind. Joris Nieuwenhuis pushed arduous a number of instances and managed to skinny out the main group. It was too quick for Aerts and the Spanish champion Orts. Extra stunning was Van der Haar, who was unable to maintain up with the tempo of his teammate Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis’s tempo was exceptionally excessive, however this was disrupted within the fifth lap by a crash by the Dutchman. Nieuwenhuis made a somersault together with his bike simply earlier than the pits. Wyseure and Vandeputte had been now within the lead, however Nieuwenhuis managed to catch up once more, simply earlier than the penultimate lap.

Nieuwenhuis, Vandeputte and Wyseure had been within the lead with two laps to go. Van der Haar was fourth at about 15 seconds and appeared to be out of competition for the win, however Iserbyt was additional again. Vandeputte, Nieuwenhuis and Wyseure would battle it out for the win. Wyseure needed to drop out within the last lap. Most eyes had been on Nieuwenhuis, however the Dutchman couldn’t match his Belgian opponent. Vandeputte attacked in entrance of the VIP tent, made a small hole and maintained his effort to the end. The 23 year-old Belgian took his first victory in a cyclo-cross sequence race and the most important victory of his cross profession. Nieuwenhuis was second, Wyseurde third. Van der Haar crossed the road in fourth place, which was good for general victory within the X2O Trophy. The Dutchman completed 17 seconds forward of his solely remaining rival, Iserbyt, and is now even additional forward within the standings. Van der Haar has a lead of two and a half minutes with the ultimate spherical to go in Brussels.


Race winner, Niels Vandeputte (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “That is extraordinarily essential. It’s actually unimaginable. I’ve only a few phrases for this. It was already in my head yesterday (Saturday). I like coming to Lille and have proven lovely issues right here previously. I knew the place to do it and it went as I had imagined. I don’t actually know what to say now… I selected to journey in third place, which after all entails dangers. The second man can at all times make a mistake. I needed to launch an assault in entrance of the VIP tent. Nobody appeared to have the ability to reply instantly. Afterwards I needed to remain as clear as attainable within the technical zone and I succeeded. Within the final sandy strip I had a couple of metres to achieve, though I solely noticed it after I turned onto the ultimate straight. The sensation of profitable a classification cross is actually unimaginable. I’m very completely satisfied that it labored out this season. That is extraordinarily essential. I’ve made progress in recent times, however it’s much less noticeable this yr when you have a look at the event of Joris and Pim (Ronhaar). The truth that I’m now profitable right here exhibits that I’m heading in the right direction.”

2nd, Joris Nieuwenhuis (Baloise Trek Lions): “I felt superb in the present day. I obtained off to a great begin. At the start of the cross I used to be really in two minds. I had Lars’s rating (Van der Haar is the chief of the X2O Trophy) in my head. Eli (Iserbyt) was behind us and so I needed to push arduous through the first two laps. I additionally felt good, till my crash. I fell badly on my head and neck. Afterwards I wasn’t actually into it for some time, I misplaced my focus a bit. At one level I managed to get by means of once more, however Niels (Vandeputte) rode a really sturdy final lap. Would I’ve gained with out that fall? No concept. Niels at all times drives effectively right here. I anticipated him to compete for the win in the present day. It’s good to see.”

X2O Trofee Lille – Males Consequence:
1. Niels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck in 59:25
2. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:05
3. Joran Wyseure (Bel) Crelan-Fristads at 0:15
4. Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions at 0:23
5. Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 0:40
6. Jens Adams (Bel) Athletes For Hope at 0:41
7. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:43
8. Cameron Mason (GB) Cyclocross Reds at 0:54
9. Felipe Orts (Spa) La Vila Joiosa-Neteo at 1:18
10. Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Crelan-Fristads at 1:35.



X2O Trofee Lille – Girls 2024
Fem van Empel gained her final cyclo-cross of the season. The World champion was clearly the strongest within the X2O Trophy of Lille and soloed to her nineteenth victory of the season. Lucinda Model was second, Laura Verdonschot third.

Lille 2024

A day after the decisive Superprestige competitors in Middelkerke, the penultimate spherical of the X20 Loos Trophy was Lille. Leisure space De Lilse Bergen has been the setting for the Krawatencross for a few years because it was once more in the present day. There was no rigidity within the general, however there have been nonetheless loads of causes for a great race. This might be Fem van Empel’s final race this cyclo-cross season.

The World champion nonetheless had the motivation to make one thing of the day, which was evident at the beginning. The Visma | Lease a Bike rider obtained off to a great begin and was the primary onto the grass. Her greatest rival for the victory, Lucinda Model, was additionally alert and seemed to be the one one in a position to observe Van Empel’s opening tempo. Laura Verdonschot had a poorer begin, however the Belgian managed to advance in a short time. Verdonschot moved as much as third place very quickly, however was already about 10 seconds behind Van Empel. The latter had no intention of slowing down and already gave up fairly a bit within the opening lap. Model needed to make each effort to catch up, however she succeeded. Third, fourth and fifth within the race: Verdonschot, Annemarie Worst and Leonie Bentveld adopted inside 15 seconds after one lap.

After simply 7 minutes of racing, solely two riders might take the victory: Van Empel and Model. Van Empel determined to push on once more within the second lap. The Dutch champion misplaced about 10 seconds and Van Empel managed to proceed to broaden her lead within the the rest of the race. The cross misplaced its pleasure as Van Empel as soon as once more seemed to be unbeatable and the opposite podium locations had been additionally secured. At one level Verdonschot appeared to threaten Model, however she nonetheless had one thing left within the tank and managed to maintain the Belgian behind her. This all occurred behind Fem van Empel, who rode comfortably to her nineteenth victory of the 2024 cyclo-cross season within the last spherical. Van Empel additionally gained the X2O Trophy general. There’s the ultimate spherical in Brussels subsequent week, however her lead can’t be crushed.

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Race winner, Fem van Empel (Visma | Lease a Bike): “I’m completely satisfied that I can finish with a victory. I needed to thank the supporters for the previous season. That’s typically forgotten. I’m completely satisfied to finish the season with a win. It actually flew by. On the one hand, it’s a disgrace that I’ve already ridden my final cross, however additionally it is good to recharge the batteries.”

2nd, Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek Lions): “Fem was clearly the perfect once more. She will be able to begin somewhat quicker after a bend and her prime pace can also be somewhat increased. I attempted to get away from her for a second, however that flip was over shortly. Laura has actually picked up steam in latest weeks. She put good stress within the background. It actually wasn’t a easy journey to the end. However I knew I needed to save one thing for the final lap. It is very important keep sharp, although I did make a small mistake every so often. However that was apparently additionally the case with Laura. I can look again on a great weekend. It’s at all times good to win a cross. Second was the very best attainable in the present day.”

third, Laura Verdonschot (De Ceuster-Bonache): “It’s a lovely day in the present day. My household could be very pleased with the duck I collected. My godchildren had been already beaming within the tent. I obtained near Lucinda, however at one level I needed to take care of a gradual puncture, or so it felt. I performed it protected and determined to modify, however that didn’t go very easily. I additionally missed my begin and by then the hole had really already been made. We held on to our positions, though Lucinda was additionally barely stronger. I assumed for a second that I must journey to the end with Annemarie. I already thought: fuck, there goes my duck. However in the long run I used to be in a position to put sufficient stress within the sand passages and I used to be in a position to journey away. I hope to proceed racing with these legs within the coming weeks. Then there’s nonetheless one thing lovely in it.”

X2O Trofee Lille – Girls Consequence:
1. Fem van Empel (Ned) Visma | Lease a Bike in 41:52
2. Lucinda Model (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions at 0:36
3. Laura Verdonschot (Bel) De Ceuster-Bonache at 0:51
4. Annemarie Worst (Ned) Cyclocross Reds at 1:09
5. Leonie Bentveld (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 1:23
6. Sanne Cant (Bel) Crelan-Fristads at 1:52
7. Manon Bakker (Ned) Crelan-Fristads at 1:56
8. Marion Norbert Riberolle (Bel) Crelan-Fristads at 2:15
9. Aniek van Alphen (Ned) Cyclocross Reds
10. Alicia Franck (Bel) De Ceuster-Bonache.



BORA 2024
Primoz Roglic’s 2024 Race Program to the Tour
Primož Roglič is wanting ahead to success within the 2024 Tour de France and is constructing as much as the French Grand Tour with few races and extra coaching camps. He is without doubt one of the finest all-round riders and will be the highest performer within the time trials, climbing and attacking. That is his program as much as the Tour.

Primož Roglič’s Race Schedule:
03-03 – 10-03 Paris-Good
01-04 – 06-04 Itzulia Basque Nation
02-06 – 09-06 Criterium du Dauphine
29-06 – 21-07 Tour de France.

Roglič units out his early season:
bora 2024


Alberto Dainese Will Miss Spanish One-Day Races and Volta ao Algarve On account of Coaching Crash
Alberto Dainese won’t be at the beginning of the Spanish races in Murcia and Almería this weekend. The Italian sprinter of the Tudor staff crashed throughout coaching and injured his face and jaw, the Swiss staff introduced in a press launch.

Alberto Dainese moved from dsm-firmenich PostNL to Tudor on the finish of final season. Together with his new staff, the Italian sprinted to second place within the Trofeo Ses Salines-Felanitx. However now, Dainese won’t be able to proceed exhibiting his good kind in Murcia, Almeriá and the Volta ao Algarve.

It’s not but recognized how lengthy the sprinter can be out of motion, however his staff does say that he didn’t endure any fractures within the fall throughout coaching. It’s sure that the Italian won’t be in motion once more within the subsequent two weeks.

Alberto Dainese out for no less than two weeks:


Óscar Sevilla needed to Abandon Tour Colombia After a Crash
Óscar Sevilla was in an excellent place after three days within the Tour Colombia, however the now 47 year-old Spaniard needed to depart the race after a crash. Sevilla has suffered fractures to his left collarbone and in his costal arch.

The crash occurred within the last of the tough third stage to Tunja. The victory went to nationwide champion Alejandro Osorio, however in a bunch behind Sevilla was compromised within the dash. “With 500 metres to go, Óscar was concerned in a fall with a number of riders, and got here into contact with the fences,” his Medellín staff stated.

As a result of Sevilla crashed within the final three kilometres, he was put concurrently the group he was in at that second. On this means he misplaced solely 11 seconds general. Because of this, he dropped to 3rd place, however he might nonetheless competed for the general victory. It turned out to be now not essential, as a result of examination within the hospital revealed fractures within the collarbone and the costal arch. Stitches had been additionally wanted in his face and shoulder, however surgical procedure was not essential.

Sevilla out of the Tour Colombia:
San Juan - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Oscar Sevilla (Medellin) pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 3 - from San Juan to San Juan (14,4 KM) ITT - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018


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Fabio Jakobsen Deserted the Muscat Race After a Minor Crash
Fabio Jakobsen didn’t end his first race for dsm-firmenich PostNL. The sprinter of the Dutch staff crashed early within the Muscat Traditional, a one-day race within the run-up to the Tour of Oman.

Jakobsen additionally suffered a puncture early within the Muscat Traditional (UCI 1.1) and crashed. “Regardless that he obtained again on the bike and felt good, Fabio has now gotten off the bike,” dsm-firmenich PostNL wrote on social media.

The hilly finale of the Muscat Traditional was actually not appropriate for Jakobsen. For him, the opening stage of the Tour of Oman, on Saturday, was extra attention-grabbing. It’s the solely dash alternative in that stage race. “The mixture of the Tour of Oman with the UAE Tour is engaging,” he stated. “As a result of you may get used to the race right here and you can begin in UAE with aggressive legs.”

Jakobsen deserted Muscat:
Muscat 2024


Florian Vermeersch Out of Motion for Six Months After a Critical Crash
Florian Vermeersch’s femur fracture, sustained within the Tour of Murcia, is a serious blow to Lotto Dstny’s spring plans. Sports activities director Dirk Demol was the primary to achieve his rider, who crashed arduous on a descent. “I instantly knew that we had misplaced him for a very long time,” Demol informed Het Nieuwsblad. “He was crying and groaning in ache.”

It’s anticipated that Vermeersch, who underwent surgical procedure on Saturday night, can be out of motion for roughly six months after a crash on the descent of the Bermejo climb. From the staff automobile, Demol heard concerning the crash. “Once I noticed Florian mendacity two metres deeper alongside the opposite facet of the wood balustrade, I knew it instantly,” he stated.

“He should have hit the wood balustrade together with his left thigh. I didn’t dare look a lot at his leg. I sat there for ten minutes. He was deeply concerned in it,” stated Demol. “In precept he’s out of motion for six months, however then again he’s an athlete they usually can come again a lot quicker than a standard mortal. However we may have misplaced him for a very long time anyway.”

The staff’s different chief, Arnaud De Lie, who had retired from the race, was additionally within the staff automobile that stopped with Vermeersch. “It wasn’t a reasonably sight,” he stated. “Florian will not be solely an excellent teammate, but in addition a pacesetter. I hoped his fall wouldn’t be too dangerous, however after I noticed him mendacity there I feared the worst. Clearly this modifications our plans a bit. We nonetheless have a great staff, however I might reasonably have Florian with me within the spring races.”

No spring for Florian Vermeersch on account of a damaged femur in Murcia:
Vermeersch 2023


Greg Van Avermaet Can Trip Unbound Gravel
Greg Van Avermaet will make his debut subsequent summer season in Unbound Gravel, one of many largest and most prestigious gravel occasions in the USA. The now retired Olympic champion had registered for a draw and, in accordance with the organisers, he gained a spot.

“We’re very completely satisfied to welcome Olympic champion and Paris-Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet to the beginning line in June,” stated the Unbound Gravel organisers. “Greg has pulled his fortunate ticket within the lottery and can report back to us in Gravel Metropolis to compete towards the perfect gravel racers in North America. It’s time for this Belgian legend to see what the Flint Hills seem like.”

Within the feedback underneath Unbound Gravel’s Instagram publish, some followers query the draw from which Van Avermaet emerged because the winner of a participation ticket. They assume it’s no coincidence that the Olympic champion has acquired an invite.

Final autumn, Van Avermaet gained his first triathlon. Subsequent yr he’ll compete in additional gravel races along with Unbound, particularly in Europe.

This yr, Unbound Gravel 200 will happen on June 1, 2024. Final yr, the victory in Kansas after a 10-hour race, went to Keegan Swenson and former professional bicycle owner Laurens ten Dam completed fourth. The yr earlier than, Dutchman Ivar Slik gained a troublesome version of the gravel basic

Van Avermaet to Unbound?
strade bianche


soudal quick-step 2024
Hear in to The Wolfpack Howls
Model new podcast provides perception into Soudal Fast-Step

The Wolfpack Howls, the brand-new official podcast from Soudal Fast-Step, is now accessible to hearken to on Spotify. The present can be out a number of instances a month, bringing you the newest information from throughout the staff, in addition to introducing the characters and giving some perception into what makes us some of the profitable squads within the historical past of biking.

However in addition to simply listening to about it, we want to you get entangled. Each week we may have a particular visitor and we’re inviting you to ship in your questions. Be sure you hold an eye fixed out on our social media channels for extra particulars.

To listen to the preview episode, see right here.

Soudal 2024


intermarche wanty 2024
Medical replace – Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts Progress of their Rehabilitation
A month and a half after being hit head-on by a automobile through the collective coaching camp of Wanty-ReUz-Technord within the province of Alicante, Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts have taken a brand new step ahead of their rehabilitation in latest days.

Because of the accident on nineteenth of December 2023, each riders of the Continental Improvement staff suffered a number of accidents and fractures, impeding them to cycle on the highway for a number of months. After the crash, Obie Vidts had surgical procedure for the a number of fractures in each arms within the hospital of Herentals in Belgium and is now allowed to coach outside.

As for Wout Geerinckx, who suffered a fractured proper elbow, left knee, femur and arm and underwent surgical procedure within the hospitals of Benidorm and Herentals, he was allowed to face on his left leg for the primary time.

Gerald Ackerl (Head physician): “The restoration strategy of Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts is evolving in a great way. All wounds have utterly healed and there are constructive indicators that additionally the restoration of their fractures is on a great way. After an X Ray examination on Monday fifth of February, Wout acquired inexperienced lights to start out the following step of his rehabilitation. He’s now allowed to maneuver and to make use of half of his physique weight on his left leg. We anticipate him to start out using on an ergonomic bike in two weeks, earlier than his subsequent appointment on 18th of March. If this evolution additionally exhibits additional encouraging indicators, he’ll have the ability to begin energy coaching. As for Obie, he rode exterior for the primary time on Monday fifth of February. Nevertheless, he nonetheless must be cautious together with his arms for no less than two weeks due to the pin in his little finger. After the removing of the pin on twentieth of February it’ll take a while to recuperate the motion of the tendons. After the latest progress within the therapeutic processes our U23 riders can look optimistic to the following steps of their rehabilitation.”

Wout Geerinckx: “Since I left hospital three weeks in the past, I’ve been feeling development every single day. This Wednesday, the docs confirmed this constructive impression throughout an intensive check-up. They appeared reasonably shocked by the comparatively fast restoration course of. I’ve been given a go to start out rehabilitation and take my first steps on crutches. Each little bit of progress, irrespective of how small, makes me very completely satisfied. Now I can look in the direction of the longer term. Perhaps in a couple of weeks time I’ll even have the ability to train on a hometrainer. On the long run, I can’t wait to return with the staff to coach and hopefully even take part in a couple of races on the finish of the yr. I want Wanty-ReUz-Technord all the perfect for the beginning of the season and I’d prefer to thank everybody for the various messages of assist that helped me by means of the hardest moments.”

Obie Vidts: “The primary month after the accident was tough, as a result of I couldn’t do something with my arms. However now I’m going to the physiotherapist every single day for my rehabilitation and I may practice on the rollers. This week, we discovered an alternative choice to indoor coaching because of the biking observe in Borsbeke, the place I can journey outside on good highway floor and in protected circumstances with out visitors. In two weeks time, the pin can be faraway from my little finger, that’s the following step I’m wanting ahead to.”

Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts recovering:
Wanty 24


merckx ridley
Ridley and Eddy Merckx Put De Lie and Bardet Bikes on Sale
As a result of Belgian Biking Manufacturing facility now not provides bikes to the Lotto Dstny and Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale staff, the Belgian firm is placing the outdated racing bikes up on the market throughout a gross sales weekend. The bikes of the manufacturers Ridley and Eddy Merckx can be found on February 17 and 18.

The sponsorship contract between Belgian Biking Manufacturing facility and Lotto Dstny was terminated early after final season. That is the explanation for the bicycle producer from Belgium to promote the staff’s Ridley bicycles to the broader public throughout a particular gross sales weekend. The older Eddy Merckx bicycles from the collaboration with the then AG2R La Mondiale are additionally on provide.

The Belgian producer has stated that the outdated bikes of Caleb Ewan, Arnaud De Lie, Thomas De Gendt and Romain Bardet, and others, have been technically checked and authorised. Every bike is in good situation and exhibits at most some paint injury.

The Ridley bicycles are supplied from 3,500 euros, whereas the cycles from the previous AG2R La Mondiale can be found from 2,199 euros. All bikes are displayed in numerous sizes and with numerous tools. Fee will be made in money or by financial institution or bank card. The bikes are on the market on Saturday, February 17 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday, February 18 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at Flanders’ Bike Valley, at Tervantstraat 2b in Beringen.

Purchase Arnaud De Lie’s bike:


Derbywheel Efficiently Completes the First Part of Launch Plan
Inaugural Derbywheel Riders Will Now be Chosen

DerbyWheel (DW), the pioneering new international Skilled Keirin idea, has reached a big milestone with the profitable completion of the primary part of its launch plan.

With profitable rider inductions accomplished in Manchester, UK, Melbourne, Australia and Seoul, Korea, attracting 343 riders from over 26 totally different international locations worldwide, the inaugural DerbyWheel riders will now be chosen.

Through the induction course of, riders underwent rigorous bodily exams, together with the flying 200m time trial and Wattbike 30-second dash energy check. These exams supplied helpful knowledge used to categorise riders who met the minimal necessities into one in all three classes: S Class, A Class, and B Class.

Moreover, a sequence of workshops had been performed to coach riders on DerbyWheel guidelines and procedures, together with an Integrity workshop delivered by DerbyWheel’s integrity associate, Sportradar.

Wanting forward, the preliminary group of riders who meet the minimal necessities can be confirmed within the coming weeks and invited to turn into the inaugural DerbyWheel racers. A few of them may also take part in a check occasion scheduled for late April earlier than the official graduation of the primary full season in early June.

James Pope, CEO of DerbyWheel, stated: “The UK induction marked a key milestone in our preparation to launch DerbyWheel. The induction course of was an ideal success and we’ve got been excited to see the calibre of riders who’re concerned about taking part in Professional Keirin.

“As a part of the method, we interviewed all of the riders and requested what their predominant motivation was to take part in DerbyWheel. The overwhelming response was that riders need extra racing alternatives both to achieve extra expertise or to proceed doing the game they love.

“This reinforces our imaginative and prescient for DerbyWheel to enrich the present observe biking calendar to offer common racing for riders of all ranges. We are actually excited to maneuver to the following part as we gear as much as launch international Professional Keirin racing later this yr.”

Talking on DerbyWheel from a rider’s perspective, former Keirin World Champion Shane Perkins stated: “Derby Wheel is a superb initiative for observe biking’s future. It’ll create alternatives for athletes to race greater than they ever have, appeal to extra cyclists and retain them throughout the sport.

“I used to be very lucky to have had an identical alternative throughout my biking profession and race in Japanese keirin which supplied me the means to proceed on my biking journey. I’m very enthusiastic about what’s to come back inside DerbyWheel and the alternatives it’ll present not solely to myself as a rider however to all athletes inside our sport to be skilled keirin riders.”

Commonwealth Video games Keirin silver medalist Lewis Oliva added: “I used to be so excited to be included within the latest DerbyWheel induction occasion in Manchester. It has impressed me to get again into the world of racing after 5 years away from the game. It’s apparent to see how effectively run {and professional} Derby Wheel is and I can’t look ahead to the upcoming keirin season.”

Particulars of the DerbyWheel 2024 season can be introduced later this yr. Extra data will be discovered at www.derbywheel.com. With over 550 riders registered, extra inductions can be hosted later this yr for the riders who couldn’t attend.

Derbywheels 2024


gran camiño
Vingegaard must take care of Quintana, Bernal, Rodriguez and Carapaz in O Gran Camiño
Jonas Vingegaard won’t have it as simple this yr in O Gran Camiño as final yr. Again then, the Tour winner of Jumbo-Visma needed to compete towards Jesús Herrada and Ruben Guerreiro, however this yr he’ll face Nairo Quintana and Iván Ramiro Sosa and others. These two will lead the Movistar staff.

The organisers of O Gran Camiño, often known as the Tour of Galicia, shared Movistar’s seven-man choice on Thursday. Quintana will make his official return to Europe with Movistar. Final month he rode the nationwide championship in Colombia and rode the Tour Colombia final week.

Quintana can be joined by Sosa, house rider Carlos Canal, Gregor Mühlberger, Will Barta, Jorge Arcas and Antonio Pedrero. With these seven, Movistar will compete with Visma | Lease a Bike, which, along with defending champion Jonas Vingegaard, additionally appears to be sending Wilco Kelderman and Cian Uijtdebroeks, Ben Tulett and Johannes Staune-Mittet.

The four-day stage race can rely on much more attention-grabbing names, as a result of additionally Egan Bernal, Carlos Rodriguez (each INEOS Grenadiers), Richard Carapaz, Rigoberto Urán, Hugh Carthy (all EF Training-EasyPost), David Gaudu and Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) are on the provisional begin listing. O Gran Camiño can be held from February 22-25.

Perhaps not really easy for Vingegaard this yr:


Scheldeprijs Pronounces Groups for 2024
The Scheldprijs has introduced the taking part groups for the upcoming version. The BEAT Biking Membership and Tarteletto-Isorex have been invited as a Continental groups. Tour de Tietema-Unibet, Tudor, Bingoal WB, Flanders-Baloise and Q36.5 are amongst others.

Along with eleven WorldTeams and the three finest ProTeams of 2023: Lotto Dstny, Israel-Premier Tech and Uno-X Mobility, eight different groups can be at the beginning of the Scheldeprijs in 2024. ProTeams Tour de Tietema-Unibet, Tudor, Bingoal WB, Flanders-Baloise, TotalEnergies and Q36.5 have all been invited. There are additionally two Continental groups: The Dutch BEAT Biking Membership and the Belgian Tarteletto-Isorex. Final yr, BEAT was additionally at the beginning of the spring basic, however not Tarteletto-Isorex.

Within the girls’s race, there are sixteen continental groups to compete towards the seven WorldTour groups, together with SD Worx-Protime, Visma | Lease a Bike and Fenix-Deceuninck. This yr the Scheldeprijs can be held on April third.

All the time echelons within the Scheldeprijs:


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