EUROTRASH Monday: A lot of Race Information and Every little 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 reviews, 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, Ladies’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 experience Unbound Gravel.

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

Race Information: Derbywheel efficiently completes the primary section 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 methods 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 wherein they’ll get doping substances out of their our bodies earlier than inspectors present up, as there isn’t any 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 could 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 might be discovered within the physique at 6 a.m.,” an anti-doping skilled who has not been named advised Marca. Lance Armstrong lately admitted that he equally “gamed the system” throughout his profession.

However there are extra explanation why the system is fallible. Assessments should 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 checks earlier than Thursday afternoon, as a result of in any other case these checks 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 Group 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 Group UKYO). The peloton took it straightforward 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 large climb of the day, midway by 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 choice 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 robust 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 rapidly 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 below assault. Nobody might get away, however on the ultimate climb of Al Jissah Herzog was caught. UAE Group 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 overwhelmed by Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step) and Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Resorts) for second and third locations.

Muscat 2024

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

third, Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Resorts): “It could have been very good (to win), however at present I might be glad with a podium. The primary half was very quiet at present, however then you understand that the second half might be troublesome. We rode the climbs fairly a bit. The warmth made them really feel heavy. Then all of it comes right down to the final 5 kilometres with that one and a half kilometre incline. They rode rather well by 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 experience 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 at present. 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 further blissful that I have already got this third place. My knee issues from final yr haven’t fully gone away, but when I can proceed to carry out as I did at present, I will likely be greater than glad.”

Muscat Traditional Outcome:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Group Emirates in 4:27:43
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:04
3. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Resorts
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 Group
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 simple race to kick off, as a result of the Portuguese one-day occasion contained a very good quantity of climbing. The ultimate circuit, which needed to be ridden 3 times, had two robust 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 troublesome 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 Automobile) and Hugo Nunes (Rádio Well-liked-Paredes-Boavista). They managed to construct a 5 minute lead. Within the peloton, Soudal Fast-Step, the crew of prime favorite Evenepoel, set the tempo. The Belgian crew caught the seven escapees 80 kilometres from the end. In the course of 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 experience 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 Group Emirates confirmed himself on the climb. Portuguese rider Antonio Morgado pushed exhausting, which led to 11 riders breaking away. This included Hirschi, Ruben Guerreiro, Mikkel Frølich Honoré, Quinten Hermans and Lars Boven. The group grew to become bigger, however they’d be preventing for second place, far behind the solo Evenepoel. The Soudal Fast-Step star was in a position to have fun his win nicely 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 blissful 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 an alternative look forward to the final climbs of the race. However, once I seen the peloton was right down to round 25 riders and plenty of had been combating the tempo of my teammates, I simply determined to go and see what would occur. As soon as I received information that I had 20 seconds on the prime of the climb, and later 40 seconds as I entered the ultimate lap, I stored going. I had the ability to push within the headwind, which was no joke at present, 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 at present and subsequently we might depend on a powerful crew. Our teammates did half of the work, positioning us every time very nicely on the foot of the climbs. Then it was our mission to outlive so long as attainable. The strategy in direction of the dash was on a big highway, you possibly can see the end from far. In order common I waited till the final second to make my transfer in direction of the entrance and launch the dash. It labored, I completed second behind Remco Evenepoel, which was most likely the absolute best consequence at present. For the second time in lower than one week I managed to reward the arrogance of the crew with a podium consequence, which makes me very blissful. I’m now wanting ahead with nice enthusiasm to utilizing my good situation within the dash prepare of Gerben within the Volta ao Algarve subsequent week!”

Figueira Champions Traditional Outcome:
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 Group 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 closing within the dash, Kooij beat Matteo Moschetti, the 2023 winner into 2nd place. Matteo Trentin was third.

Almería 2024

The Clásica de Almería is likely 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 definitely 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 coated 192.3 kilometres from Puebla de Vicar to Roquetas de Mar, which is roughly 60 kilometres south of Almería. Six riders fashioned 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 numerous 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 straightforward 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 slender and treacherous closing circuit of 6 kilometres on the streets of Roquetas de Mar. The Visma | Lease a Bike males managed to keep up 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 happily the massive favourites for victory prevented it. Within the final 3 kilometres the dash trains had been battling it out, however no crew actually managed to realize the higher hand. Arkéa-B&B Resorts 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 powerful acceleration after which put in a powerful lead-out. Kooij was completely positioned, he took over from Van Aert and jumped to victory. Matteo Moschetti got here fairly shut within the closing 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 very good lesson for future races (He almost celebrated too early). That’s a mistake you may make in your first race of the yr. Issues like that occur. I now know instantly for the subsequent races that you just simply must dash to the top. With the headwind you additionally lose some velocity. The crew was very sturdy at present, 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 aspect of the highway earlier than the final nook. This put me in a very good place, nevertheless it value me numerous energy. Luckily, Wout handed me. I rode my dash after his lead-out, however I already felt my earlier effort. Luckily it was simply sufficient for the win.”

2nd, Matteo Moschetti (Q36.5): “It was a very good day! We helped management the breakaway with Filippo Conca and ultimately the boys did an important job! I’ve to thank all my teammates, particularly Parisini who was superb! I used to be on the wheel of Kooij and when he launched the dash I closed in quick however ultimately he was nonetheless sooner so congratulations to him. Possibly I ought to have launched a bit earlier however the velocity was excessive. I gave my all till the final centimetre however at present it was not sufficient! I’m upset as a result of I’d have liked to win, as an alternative 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 the whole race and completed it, so I’m blissful. It was a very good race to start out with. Within the closing I used to be in a position to transfer up and dash nicely for Olav. I felt superb at present, so I’m inquisitive about tomorrow. Then I will likely be slightly 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 Group
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 troublesome 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 fashioned, 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 exhausting, however the entrance runners had been giving it every thing that they had. The stress induced issues for Tosh Van der Sande. The peloton, which at instances cut up into echelons, slowly received 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 received additional away. At one level that they had greater than 1:30 on the peloton. On the foot of the Alto Cresta del Gallo the distinction was right 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 cut up fully. 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 present his Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale crew their first victory of the season. Tratnik gained the battle with Wellens within the dash for second place, virtually 45 seconds behind O’Connor. Behind them, Valentin Madouas was the quickest of a bunch preventing for fourth place.

Murcia 2024

Race winner, Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale): “It’s the right option to begin. It’s been a reasonably robust day, there was a little bit of every thing: a loopy wind, nevertheless it began on the climb and it went nicely and ultimately issues turned out good for me. I’m blissful to have been in a position to materialise it at present, 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 fashioned a very good group from that second on and managed to maintain the peloton at a distance. In the present day was a type 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 slightly 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 nicely. And now we will return to our house, in Andorra.”

third, Tim Wellens (UAE Group Emirates): “I’m fairly glad with how the race went. We knew that across the midway mark that the race could be exhausting 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 after we caught the breakaway however that’s to be anticipated. I went solo with Ben O Connor who was a extremely good man to have as he was sturdy and we labored nicely and I used to be considering 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 at present. I’m blissful wanting ahead to the subsequent race in Jaen figuring out the form is sweet.”

Vuelta Ciclista a la Area de Murcia Costa Calida Outcome:
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 Group 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 Group Emirates
8. Steff Cras (Bel) TotalEnergies
9. Mick van Dijke (Ned) Visma | Lease a Bike
10. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Q36.5 Professional Biking Group.



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’ received the higher of Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) in what might 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 direction of Muscat for stage 1 of the Tour of Oman 2024. Assaults fly from the beginning and, after just a few makes an attempt, 5 riders received away from the bunch: Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Terengganu Biking Group), Mohamed Al-Wahibi, Faisal Al-Mamari (Oman Nationwide Group) and Polychronis Tzortzakis (Roojai Insurance coverage).

Fabio Jakobsen’s dsm-firmenich PostNL and Caleb Ewan’s Jayco AlUla groups rapidly 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 Group Emirates additionally joined within the chase after Finn Fisher-Black’s success within the Muscat Traditional. The hole dropped to below 2 minutes because the riders entered the ultimate 70 kilometres. After he gained the primary intermediate dash forward of Tzortzakis, Pelegri was overwhelmed by the Greek in the second with 63.9km to go. The Spaniard then dropped again to the bunch. Their rating within the total 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, rapidly returned. The attackers are finally caught by the bunch with 12 kilometres to go. An enormous battle for the entrance positions ensue, with each crew making an attempt 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 total chief, Caleb Ewan (Jayco AlUla): “I’ve had just a few alternatives up to now this yr and by no means managed to win, so the stress was constructing, however now I’m lastly blissful to get one other win for the yr. There was a breakaway at the beginning after which considered one of my teammates, he actually managed it nicely with DSM after which it got here again fairly straightforward ultimately. There was numerous wind so we thought possibly there was going to be some crosswinds, however ultimately it was only a headwind a lot of the day. Usually, the race was fairly straightforward, however the exhausting 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 now we have Davide [De Pretto] right here who can do a very good GC so we’ll be working for him to any extent further.”

Tour of Oman Stage 1 Outcome:
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 Resorts
7. Dries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
8. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) JCL Group 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 Resorts
9. Dries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
10. Matteo Malucelli (Ita) JCL Group UKYO.

Oman’24 stage 1:


A few days after he opened his palmarès for 2024, within the Muscat Traditional, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Group Emirates) punched his option 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 received the higher of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step), runner-up on Friday, and Diego Ulissi (UAE Group 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 spot, 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 cut up and Benedetti was caught at 17km. Everybody was collectively 4 kilometres additional into the race apart from Wan Abdul Rahman Hamdan (Terengganu Biking Group), who was compelled 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), sporting the golden jersey as chief of the combativity standings, and Nariyuki Masuda (JCL Group 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 Group Emirates had been probably the most concerned. The break pushed their result in a most of 5:40 midway by the stage with 85km to go.

Pelegri additionally took the total factors within the second intermediate dash (58.7km to go) to convey his whole 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 Group 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 finally caught with 8km to go. Arkéa-B&B Hôtels set a powerful 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 Group Emirates present their collective energy with Diego Ulissi in third place and Adam Yates in sixth.

Oman Tour 2024

Stage winner and total chief, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Group Emirates): “The crew did a prime job at present. To reach right here on the end in these loopy moist situations and be capable to go for the win was one thing particular. I had good emotions within the final days on the Muscat Traditional so the crew trusted me to go for the win once more and believed in me. The climate made it very robust at present which makes the win all of the sweeter. Tomorrow now we have 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 try to take one other win.”

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

Tour of Oman Total After Stage 2:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Group Emirates in 8:27:22
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:06
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Group Emirates at 0:08
4. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:12
5. Anthon Charmig (Den) Astana Qazaqstan
6. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Group 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 Group 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 primarily based on a neighborhood circuit of Tunja with two brief, robust 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 will 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 cut 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 total, 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 remainder 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 crew. 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 received 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 total, Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano): “An advanced stage. A circuit like I like, there are lots of high quality riders on this Tour of Colombia. It goes too quick. Tremendous blissful to have the ability to obtain a victory in such a troublesome and high-quality race. Purpose completed, tremendous blissful and excited with this victory. It was fought for, it was achieved because of my crew that has labored for me day-after-day. Every considered one of them has given me their belief and due to the employees. A very powerful aims 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 important victory for the crew, the reality is that I’m very blissful and blissful to take the lead at present. I need 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. In the long run Osorio took the chance to go forward and obtain victory. We’re rising as Colombian biking, this can be a very large window for everybody and I’m blissful to contribute this management to the followers and to my Nu crew, to the technical crew, to my racing companions, who’ve labored very exhausting for me.”

fifth on the stage, Egan Bernal (Colombia): “Little by little I’m regaining confidence. In a stage like this it’s essential to at all times be on the entrance, preventing all day for place to be current on the finish. And that provides me confidence. Little by little I’m recovering. We, with the nationwide crew, must be clever and select the second, however now we have a very good crew. I feel the boys did a very good job, then within the closing 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 bettering.”

Tour Colombia Stage 3 Outcome:
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 (European) 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) Group Corratec-Vini Fantini at 0:11
10. Richard Carapaz (European) 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) Group 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) Group Sistecredito
7. Edgar Andres Pinzon (Col) GW Erco Shimano
8. Robinson Chalapud (Col) Group 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 put 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 virtually 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 improve 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 proud of 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 (Group Medellin), Laureano Rosas (Swift Carbon Professional Biking) and Alexander Gil (Orgulo Paisa) took their probability and constructed up a 50 second lead. Within the closing 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 just a few kilometres and now it was certain to be a bunch dash. Mark Cavendish outpaced the competitors. After a powerful 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 closing kilometre and knew I couldn’t allow them to down. They had been phenomenal. Not simply within the closing, however the entire day. After a cut up within the peloton over a climb, they chased with ferocity and coronary heart, together with Movistar Group for 70km to ensure we received our dash. The assumption and keenness they confirmed for our crew brings tears to my eyes. I’m so proud we might get one other stage win right here in Colombia. To dash in opposition to 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 Outcome:
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) Group 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) Group Sistecredito
6. Edgar Andres Pinzon (Col) GW Erco Shimano
7. Robinson Chalapud (Col) Group 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 (European) 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 closing 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 strategy from the start line of Cota.

Within the early a part of the stage a number one group of 6 fashioned. 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 (Group 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 crew of total chief Rodrigo Contreras, had been in management. In a while the climb, Astana took over. The peloton thinned out significantly, particularly as a result of work of Alexey Lutsenko. Among the many large 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 very good 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 nicely, crossing the road in third place behind Caicedo to retained his total lead.

Tour Colombia 2024

Stage winner and 2nd total, Richard Carapaz (EF Training-EasyPost): “This one is particular for me, clearly it’s particular for the crew as nicely. We’re all climbers, and knew we solely had one alternative, so we needed to reap the benefits of it as a lot as attainable. We knew how exhausting the climb was. I’ve educated right here. We studied the profile, the altitude, the highway floor. It was a climb of 1 hour. I’m very blissful for myself, and for the crew, 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 blissful about that and now now we have yet another probability tomorrow to take this factor house.”

Tour Colombia Stage 5 Outcome:
1. Richard Carapaz (European) EF Training-EasyPost in 3:34:18
2. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (European) 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 (European) EF Training-EasyPost
3. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (European) 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 crew was attacked regularly within the closing stage, however managed to carry on. The spectacular closing 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 cut up open a lot earlier, because of Egan Bernal. The INEOS Grenadiers climber, who’s using for the Colombian nationwide crew, was not glad 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 (Group Medellín) and managed to realize a most lead of 1 minute. The now thinned out peloton weren’t taking it straightforward 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 crew 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 improve 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 stored the distinction with Carapaz manageable. Carapaz began the final 12, flat kilometres with a pleasant lead. The Ecuadorian was going for the stage and total 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 crew was nicely 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 mentioned I couldn’t lose. I suffered so much to get there. I pushed exhausting within the mountains and received right here nicely. 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.”

Last total winner and eighth on the stage, Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia): “It was a troublesome day. I had a sensational crew. Daniel Méndez was key. I didn’t despair, and I advised him to regulate. It’s a very immense pleasure to take this title house. I couldn’t quit, 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 outdoors in order that they perceive that there’s additionally a excessive stage within the nationwide biking.”

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

Tour Colombia Last Total Outcome:
1. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Nu Colombia in 21:18:26
2. Richard Carapaz (European) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:06
3. Jonathan Klever Caicedo (European) 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) Group Sistecredito at 2:52.

Tour Colombia’24 stage 6:


UAE Tour Ladies 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 is just not there on account of sickness.

Because of the wind, there was nervousness within the peloton all day and echelons fashioned just a few instances. Nonetheless, these makes an attempt had been nipped within the bud simply as rapidly. As a consequence 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 (Prime Women Fassa Bortolo) was off the entrance, however was rapidly introduced again. Prime Women 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. Varied groups tried to get their lead-out trains organised, however Fenix-Deceuninck took a extra attacking strategy. Carina Schrempf jumped away from the peloton with 2 kilometres to go and had a spot, however she was no match for the UAE Group ADQ and SD Worx-Protime groups. The Dutch crew took the lead late, however on the proper time. Wiebes was ideally piloted by her teammates within the final metres. Lotte Kopecky did the primary work with a robust lead-out and Wiebes accomplished the job. The Italians, Rachele Barbieri and Chiara Consonni had been nicely overwhelmed by Wiebes, who additionally took the general lead within the UAE Tour.

UAE Tour Women 2024

Stage winner and Purple 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 crew like SD Worx for successful a race like at present’s. It’s been an important feeling additionally to be celebrated on stage and I’m wanting ahead to sporting the chief’s jersey tomorrow. It’s fairly unbelievable to win in Dubai and to have the massive 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 mentioned that they had an important expertise. Possibly I’ll attempt subsequent yr. Tomorrow within the desert it might be windier so we will anticipate some echelons within the lengthy straight highway. There have been some echelon makes an attempt at present and that made the common velocity sooner 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 need to win all of the dash phases and I hope Lotte [Kopecky] will do nicely as much as Jebel Hafeet. We really feel prepared for successful all of the phases as a crew.”

White and Black jersey holder, Janina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis Ladies Skilled Biking Group): “My objective at present 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 exhausting earlier than the second dash to fully attain my objective. Now my objective is to maintain the white jersey until the top of the UAE Tour Ladies.”

UAE Tour Ladies Stage 1 Outcome:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime in 2:59:11
2. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) dsm-firmenich PostNL
3. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Group 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 Ladies 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 Group ADQ at 0:06
4. Yanina Kuskova (Uzb) Tashkent Metropolis Ladies Skilled Biking Group at 0:07
5. Alice Palazzi (Ita) Prime Women Fassa Bortolo
6. Loes Adegeest (Ned) FDJ-SUEZ at 0:08
7. Gaia Segato Prime Women Fassa Bortolo
8. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx-Protime at 0:09
9. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) UAE Group ADQ
10. Georgia Baker (Aus) Liv AlUla Jayco 0:10.

UAE Tour’24 stage 1:


Stage 2 of the UAE Tour for girls was gained by Lorena Wiebes on Friday. The quick stage of 113 kilometres noticed many echelons kind, nevertheless it resulted in 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 powerful teammate for Wiebes. Chiara Consonni and Clara Copponi had been second and third.

UAE Tour 2024

After 30 kilometres the peloton cut up into items as a result of echelons, however that didn’t final for lengthy. It grew to become 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 he or she struggled a bit forward of the peloton and was finally 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 closing when echelons might have fashioned, however no crew was going to present every thing and so there was going to be a bunch dash once more. SD Worx-Protime selected to maneuver late. This was troublesome, however Kopecky finally managed to place Wiebes in a really perfect place. She took an extended dash for the win, which was much less convincing than on stage 1. Chiara Consonni (UAE Group ADQ) got here off Wiebes’ wheel, however the Italian was simply too late and resulted in second place. Clara Copponi (Lidl-Trek) completed third.

UAE Tour 2024

Stage winner and total 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 aspect 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 secure as attainable. I’m blissful that I stayed secure 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 numerous sturdy Dutch riders so it’s not a shock that we have already got a big variety of stage victories within the UAE Tour Ladies though it’s a reasonably new race. Tomorrow I’ll attempt to help Lotte [Kopecky] as a lot as attainable. We’ll go all out for her stage victory. My different objective is to win the final stage. If it occurs, I’ll end the Tour with the inexperienced jersey.”

White jersey, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Metropolis Ladies Skilled Biking Group): “In the present day’s stage wasn’t harder than yesterday’s. However I switched my focus to the overall 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 even have good legs within the mountains to convey this greatest younger rider jersey until the top. I want to make the highest 5 total but when I find yourself within the prime 10, it can make it a profitable Tour for me.”

Black jersey, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “I don’t suppose it will 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 large and chasing not far behind so I consider that even when I didn’t puncture, we might 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 sweet sufficient, I wouldn’t wish 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 extremely hectic dash once more at present. As a result of there wasn’t any nook earlier than the end and a head wind, we needed to time it very nicely. However on the finish, we did an excellent job once more to steer Lorena Wiebes out.”

UAE Tour Ladies Stage 2 Outcome:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime at 2:28:08
2. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Group 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 Ladies Total After Stage 2:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx-Protime in 5:26:57
2. Chiara Consonni (Ita) UAE Group 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 Ladies Skilled Biking Group
9. Alice Palazzi (Ita) Prime Women 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 girls, the third stage was fully 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 spot 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 received 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 spot, 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 Purple 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, figuring out that legs would damage on this climb. In just a few seconds it might flip from having it into blowing up. I used to be in slightly little bit of panic when the Canyon woman (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 ok for successful a stage race.”

2nd on the stage and total, 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 try 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 crew did a extremely 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 crew classification after at present’s stage. We nonetheless have yet another stage to go, however hopefully, we will take house second place within the common classification. I’m actually proud of how at present went, and we’re trying to end off tomorrow with a very good consequence for the crew.”

UAE Tour Ladies Stage 3 Outcome:
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 Group ADQ at 1:29
9. Mareille Meijering (Ned) Movistar
10. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Ger) Canyon//SRAM at 1:32.

UAE Tour Ladies 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 Group 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 total of the UAE Tour for girls. The chief of SD Worx-ProTime had no issues within the Last 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 closing 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 below mild rain. Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez), Sophie Wright (Fenix-Deceuninck), Monica Greenwood (Coop-Repsol) and Margarita Misyurina (Tashkent Metropolis) made up the entrance group. They’d a lead of greater than 3 minutes. Within the peloton, the work was left to SD Worx-Protime, however the Dutch crew 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 nicely collectively. The opposite sprinter’s groups began to assist with the chase, inflicting the result in rapidly 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. Together 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 powerful 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 crew. Lotte Kopecky’s total lead of 13 second lead over Neve Bradbury, was by no means at risk. That is solely Kopecky’s fourth closing total 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 possibly have fun with my arms up within the air. Our plan was actually to go for the assault. Once we received three minutes lead I believed we might make it at present. I truly needed to go for the dash however the others slowed down so I went solo. That is my first race for my new crew 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 very good day so it’s a extremely nice feeling to make it up the day after.”

Last total winner of the 2024 UAE Tour Ladies, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “We anticipated a breakaway and this entrance group was actually sturdy. They deserved to get the win at present. We tried to shut the hole however we didn’t succeed. However our precedence at present was to win the general. I hoped that it wouldn’t rain too exhausting so I might keep secure. 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 little thing has been nice.”

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

2nd total 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 consequence. In the present day, I simply needed to remain secure within the bunch to protect my second place total. It’s been an unimaginable feeling to come back on stage to obtain one of the best younger rider jersey and on prime of that the UCI Ladies’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 greatest riders and the Tour de France Femmes is my dream.”

third total, 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 blissful as a result of I’m on the rostrum and the crew did nice work for me at present. However, it’s a little bit of a pity as a result of within the closing 100 metres there was a crash and Letizia [Paternoster] and me crashed. We’ll see how Leti is, however I’m okay. It’s a bit unusual the state of affairs however I’m blissful. For me, it’s tremendous essential to get this podium as a result of final yr, I didn’t really feel rather 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 it will likely be higher than final yr. It’s one of the best begin with the crew to be on the rostrum total in a WorldTour race. I solely did it within the Giro d’Italia two years in the past and now right here.”

UAE Tour Ladies Stage 4 Outcome:
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 Group 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 Ladies Last Total Outcome:
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 Group 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 total within the Etoile de Bèsseges, was one of the best within the prologue of the Tour de la Provence on Thursday. His younger teammate Jakob Söderqvist was second. Third place went to Samuel Watson.

Provence 2024

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 sooner, however the British rider quickly had to surrender the recent seat. Mads Pedersen, who began midway down the sector 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 below contract with the Lidl-Trek coaching crew, 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.

Provence 2024

Prologue winner and total chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It went very nicely, this can be a good begin to the race. I feel we might be proud of me in first place and Jakob in second. It’s a ravishing day. Tomorrow is one other stage. It appears prefer it’s going to rain and it could get fairly heavy, with numerous uphill and downhill. In fact we’re going for an additional victory. We have now a powerful crew right here and we should positively go for the win. That’s why we’re right here.”

2nd on the stage and total, 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 can settle a bit and I’m certain 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 making an attempt to not blow up within the first minute after which simply maintain holding the ability. Some corners might have been higher however there’s not so much to complain about. In the present day I simply had a extremely good feeling.”

Tour de la Provence Prologue Outcome:
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 Resorts 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 Resorts 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 troublesome climate situations, however on the end, the Lidl-Trek rider was one of the best within the bunch dash. The Dane gained the prologue the day before today. 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 anticipated, though the climate was going to be the most important drawback.

Earlier than the beginning of the race, the organisers introduced that the instances for the general could 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 could be much less hectic, as many riders might take it straightforward 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 rapidly managed to construct up a 2 minute lead and the state of affairs stayed that manner for a very long time. The rain continued to fall and the escapees stored their lead secure. The time distinction fluctuated between 1 and a couple of minutes. Midway by 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 and so they 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 more groups put a person on the entrance of the peloton, inflicting the result in drop and so it will 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 total chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It’s solely once you cross the road that you just realise that you just’ve gained. In fact, you’re dreaming to win each time you’re on the beginning line, nevertheless it’s solely one thing you’ll be able to solely consider within the final meters. Particularly at present, with a busy closing, I solely knew within the final meters. The plan will likely be related tomorrow, we’ll have to regulate once more, and I feel the rain performs a bit in our favour so we are going to attempt to copy/paste at present. The boys did an ideal job. Within the final kilometre Alex [Kirsch] and Otto [Vergaerde] stored the peloton in a single line and Ryan [Gibbons] stored me out of issues to ensure I might do a very good dash. In the long run it was fairly an extended dash as a result of we opened a little bit of a spot within the final nook however we managed it nicely and now we have to get used to one another with the brand new dash prepare. 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 powerful breakaway on the market and so they performed the sport actually good. Tim and Julien [Bernard] had to make use of some bullets at present to drag the break again. Usually, the Group did an excellent superb job at present and I’m actually happy with them. We’ll attempt once more tomorrow. We’re right here to try to maintain the jersey and that’s for certain our plan once more tomorrow. I like to come back to races like Bessèges and Provence for just a few causes. It’s good to get the lead-out prepare dialled in and do a very good job with the boys, however successful can 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 Outcome:
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 Resorts
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 Resorts 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 troublesome 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 an obstacle, as a result of on the prime of the Col de l’Aire del Masco he nonetheless had virtually 1:30. On this climb it was Arkéa-B&B Resorts who attacked. Pedersen tried to neutralise the assaults himself, however finally 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, cut up off the entrance. They received to Costiou and got here nearer and nearer to Frigo. This was primarily on account of Pedersen, who as chief didn’t shrink back from the chase work. Frigo reached the final kilometre with a small lead. Nonetheless, about 400 metres from the end, his escape was over. It could 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 total chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “One of many worst days ever on a motorbike. Typically you simply must go for it and at present was a type of days. The boys labored so exhausting, nevertheless it grew to become troublesome to get again on the chief. He was, pardon my phrases, so fucking sturdy. It wasn’t straightforward to meet up with him, so I hoped it will be simpler with a smaller group. Typically it pays off, typically it doesn’t. That was the case at present. In the long run it was intuition. I did it by feeling and hoped for one of the best. It was a troublesome state of affairs we had been in and the boys had been working very exhausting for a very long time. I assumed it will be higher if we had been in a smaller group the place everybody might take their flip, however they didn’t need to cooperate. Not a enjoyable day. I’m simply blissful to win and the boys received 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 usually at an altitude of about 700 meters, which isn’t good when it rains like at present and it’s two levels. It was a troublesome day for everybody. And when you have a look at the blokes who crossed the road, they didn’t look good.”

Tour de la Provence Stage 2 Outcome:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Lidl-Trek in 4:04:19
2. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
3. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Resorts at 0:02
4. Tyler Stites (USA) Challenge 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 Resorts
10. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Resorts.

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 Resorts
4. Riley Sheehan (USA) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:25
5. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Resorts at 0:26
6. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis at 0:30
7. Clément Champoussin (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Resorts 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) Challenge 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 an additional victory within the Last Stage 3, however was overwhelmed by Tom Van Asbroeck in a barely uphill dash. Pedersen was the ultimate total winner of the French race.

Provence 2024

After a prologue and two highway phases, 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 phases up to now within the 2024 Tour de la Provence and on Sunday he had a superb 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 received to about 5 minutes, however they didn’t keep away. The peloton cut up earlier than the beginning of the TV broadcast. Because of the wind, the peloton was in a number of items, leaving a primary group of about 25 riders.

Mads Pedersen was in fact 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 phases had been shocked and needed to chase. An essential sufferer was Ewen Costiou, third total. There was then an enormous chase kind the opposite crew all the best way to Arles. The distinction between the primary echelon and that of Costiou rapidly elevated to greater than 1 minute with simply over 40 kilometres to go. The younger Frenchman wouldn’t return and will overlook his total place. Because of the excessive tempo, there was no extra attacking within the closing, everybody was prepared for a dash. Pedersen had a superb 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 option 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 numerous velocity 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 exhausting days of racing so I used to be actually motivated for this one. We knew there might be echelons and echelons are considered one of my favorite issues so we had been prepared. In the long run, the plan was truly for me to do a lead out for Hugo however I had a lot energy in my legs so I simply stored going and going and going. I can’t consider I gained this stage. It’s superb!”

Last total winner, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “This week there was a little bit of every thing and at present we had cross winds, so it has positively been a very good week for us and we’re blissful. In the present day was an extended dash and I ran out of legs, and ultimately the quickest ones beat me. They’ve performed an important job, congratulations. It was logical that we had the whole crew within the entrance group, right here we’re mainly a classics crew and I’d say that 80% of them are crosswind specialists. It’s at all times a matter of time and you’re able to compete, and you’re proud of the end result.”

third total, Raúl García Pierna (Arkéa-B&B Resorts): “This final stage of the Tour de la Provence was very exhausting, we knew there could 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 very happy. I’ve tried one of the best I might. I’m proud of my first podium with my Arkéa jersey, thanks very a lot to your assist and gear.”

Tour de la Provence Stage 3 Outcome:
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 Resorts.

Tour de la Provence Last Total Outcome:
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 Resorts
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 option to victory, however the Dutch champion blew up within the closing laps. Iserbyt received sooner by 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 total, 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 nicely. The European champion additionally received 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 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 slightly 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 gear drawback. It was the top of his race.

Vanthourenhout and Van der Haar, second and third within the race, had been 25 seconds behind Nieuwenhuis midway by the race. Iserbyt regarded completed, however within the fifth and sixth laps the Belgian champion actually received 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. Nonetheless, within the closing lap Iserbyt received 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’s going to occur right here within the closing. It was tremendous troublesome, so I made a decision to experience at my very own tempo for the primary 40 minutes. At one level I made numerous errors. Then I assumed: get that focus again, experience again in direction of Lars and Michael. I needed to race to Nieuwenhuis through Michael. It labored. I then noticed that I had a spot, nevertheless it was very troublesome. 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 so much if 10 seconds go off instantly after which one other 10 seconds. Then it’s a matter of going again and again, and breaking him fully. I feel it turned out nicely. It was extraordinarily robust. At first it didn’t actually work for me. Then I went to griffos and rode them for the whole race. That went slightly 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 at present. I rode a pleasant tempo till minute 35 or 40 after which tried to hurry up. We succeeded at present. Tomorrow goes to be troublesome. I really feel that I’ve gone deep, however we are going to do our greatest. There are nonetheless 4 races left for me, so I hope to win yet 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 in fact I gained’t simply quit my place. I feel that’s why he misplaced some locations and that’s why he needed some revenge. In the present day’s altercation was crucial. I don’t suppose anybody needs to surrender their place at the beginning. If Ryan needs to play it that manner, it’s his factor. I’ve performed my greatest once more and am again on the rostrum. He at all times stored these 15 to twenty seconds. I feel we had been fairly evenly matched. In fact 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 section, 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 truly did a lot of the lead work, so I feel it’s a little bit of a disgrace that Eli doesn’t look forward 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 nicely, I simply flew into it as I usually do. However midway by it was simply over. Then you’ll be able to’t do far more on this course. After two or three laps I realised that I wasn’t going to have the ability to maintain going this manner till the top. 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 these previous few laps. I couldn’t climb these climbs anymore. Then it was actually over. This was a very good 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 maintain the weeks earlier than that vacant in my planning. Possibly I’ve performed slightly 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 just a few instances through the Middelkerke cross, so in my head I had linked these two issues. However that was not the case.”

Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Males Outcome:
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 Ladies 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 virtually an unimaginable job. Within the absence of Fem van Empel, Lucinda Model was the favorite for the victory.

Model wasted no time. One of the best 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. Nonetheless, 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 nicely behind Model, who would begin the ultimate lap with virtually a 1 minute lead. In that closing lap she was in a position to take it comparatively straightforward and have fun her victory. Second place went to Verdonschot, who received additional and additional forward of Alvarado within the closing 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 she or he gained it because of her podium end. She prolonged her lead over Worst within the closing lap and gained the sequence by a large margin.

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Race winner, Lucinda Model (Ned): “It is rather good to take one other victory this season. It was very robust. It was only a very gradual tempo, there was no actual momentum anyplace. In fact, that was additionally as a result of I rode the whole cross by myself, at one regular tempo. I used to be very proud of that, as a result of there wasn’t far more to it. I noticed her make that slip, so in fact I didn’t hesitate to simply maintain going at my very own tempo. It’s good when you have the area and also you’re not in somebody’s wheel on this lap. The facility continues to be good. In any case, that is properly on the honours checklist and who is aware of what is going to come subsequent.”

2nd, Laura Verdonschot (Bel): “The ambition was to experience on the rostrum in one of many classification races and we succeeded right here. I hope I’ll have even higher legs tomorrow, or at the very least have recovered nicely. 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 once you race round like this, everyone seems to be rooting for you. I’ve skilled it in another way. The primary spherical is commonly the issue for me. I had a very good begin, however within the first nook I made a flawed shift. I received myself caught. Then they arrive from behind. I assumed: simply go, I’ll see the place I find yourself. I didn’t go too far and received into my rhythm, whereas the others fell again. So I used to be in second place pretty rapidly. I feel that is extra extremely regarded. Should 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? Crucial. I feel that’s a very powerful 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 definitely proud of that. I’m blissful that at present I managed to maintain my chief’s jersey and grow to be 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. In the long run, 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 crew that that is my final race. That is the place it ends for me. I feel my again may be very proud of that. I gained two sequence, so it was an important season. With out the again issues I’d have continued to the top, however with my again that might not have been attainable.”

Tremendous Status Cyclo-Cross – Middlekerke Ladies Outcome:
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 big day 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 closing, 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 Bogs 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.

One of the best begin was not for Iserbyt, Nieuwenhuis or Vanthourenhout, however Mees Hendrikx. The Dutchman hoped to get into the highlight with a very good begin. Hendrikx was quickly overtaken by the highest riders. Nieuwenhuis, Van der Haar, Niels Vandeputte, Joran Wyseure, Felipe Orts and the sturdy Thijs Aerts fashioned 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 exhausting 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 rivalry 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 closing 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 total 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 stunning 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 experience in third place, which in fact 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 just a few metres to realize, though I solely noticed it once I turned onto the ultimate straight. The sensation of successful a classification cross is actually unimaginable. I’m very blissful 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 successful right here reveals that I’m heading in the right direction.”

2nd, Joris Nieuwenhuis (Baloise Trek Lions): “I felt superb at present. I received off to a very good begin. In the beginning of the cross I used to be truly 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 exhausting 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 once more, however Niels (Vandeputte) rode a really sturdy final lap. Would I’ve gained with out that fall? No thought. Niels at all times drives nicely right here. I anticipated him to compete for the win at present. It’s good to see.”

X2O Trofee Lille – Males Outcome:
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 – Ladies 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 Bogs Trophy was Lille. Leisure space De Lilse Bergen has been the setting for the Krawatencross for a few years because it was once more at present. There was no stress within the total, however there have been nonetheless loads of causes for a very good race. This is able to 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 received off to a very good begin and was the primary onto the grass. Her largest rival for the victory, Lucinda Model, was additionally alert and gave the impression 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 increase her lead within the the rest of the race. The cross misplaced its pleasure as Van Empel as soon as once more gave the impression 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 closing spherical. Van Empel additionally gained the X2O Trophy total. There may be the ultimate spherical in Brussels subsequent week, however her lead can’t be overwhelmed.

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Race winner, Fem van Empel (Visma | Lease a Bike): “I’m blissful that I can finish with a victory. I needed to thank the supporters for the previous season. That’s typically forgotten. I’m blissful 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 it is usually good to recharge the batteries.”

2nd, Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek Lions): “Fem was clearly one of the best once more. She will be able to begin slightly sooner after a bend and her prime velocity can be slightly increased. I attempted to get away from her for a second, however that flip was over rapidly. Laura has actually picked up steam in latest weeks. She put good stress within the background. It definitely wasn’t a easy experience 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 now and again. However that was apparently additionally the case with Laura. I can look again on a very good weekend. It’s at all times good to win a cross. Second was the best attainable at present.”

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

X2O Trofee Lille – Ladies Outcome:
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 likely one of the greatest all-round riders and might 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 As a consequence of Coaching Crash
Alberto Dainese is not going to be at the beginning of the Spanish races in Murcia and Almería this weekend. The Italian sprinter of the Tudor crew crashed throughout coaching and injured his face and jaw, the Swiss crew introduced in a press launch.

Alberto Dainese moved from dsm-firmenich PostNL to Tudor on the finish of final season. Along with his new crew, the Italian sprinted to second place within the Trofeo Ses Salines-Felanitx. However now, Dainese will be unable to proceed exhibiting his good kind in Murcia, Almeriá and the Volta ao Algarve.

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

Alberto Dainese out for at the very least 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 closing of the troublesome 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 crew mentioned.

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 manner he misplaced solely 11 seconds total. Because of this, he dropped to 3rd place, however he might nonetheless competed for the general victory. It turned out to be now not crucial, 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 crucial.

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 crew 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. “Though he received 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 definitely not appropriate for Jakobsen. For him, the opening stage of the Tour of Oman, on Saturday, was extra fascinating. It’s the solely dash alternative in that stage race. “The mix of the Tour of Oman with the UAE Tour is enticing,” he mentioned. “As a result of you will 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 Severe 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 exhausting on a descent. “I instantly knew that we had misplaced him for a very long time,” Demol advised Het Nieuwsblad. “He was crying and groaning in ache.”

It’s anticipated that Vermeersch, who underwent surgical procedure on Saturday night, will likely be out of motion for about six months after a crash on the descent of the Bermejo climb. From the crew automobile, Demol heard concerning the crash. “Once I noticed Florian mendacity two metres deeper alongside the opposite aspect of the picket balustrade, I knew it instantly,” he mentioned.

“He will need to have hit the picket 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,” mentioned Demol. “In precept he’s out of motion for six months, however however he’s an athlete and so they can come again a lot sooner than a standard mortal. However we may have misplaced him for a very long time anyway.”

The crew’s different chief, Arnaud De Lie, who had retired from the race, was additionally within the crew automobile that stopped with Vermeersch. “It wasn’t a reasonably sight,” he mentioned. “Florian is just not solely an excellent teammate, but in addition a frontrunner. I hoped his fall wouldn’t be too dangerous, however once I noticed him mendacity there I feared the worst. Clearly this modifications our plans a bit. We nonetheless have a very good crew, however I’d somewhat 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 Journey Unbound Gravel
Greg Van Avermaet will make his debut subsequent summer time 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 blissful to welcome Olympic champion and Paris-Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet to the beginning line in June,” mentioned the Unbound Gravel organisers. “Greg has pulled his fortunate ticket within the lottery and can report back to us in Gravel Metropolis to compete in opposition to one of the best gravel racers in North America. It’s time for this Belgian legend to see what the Flint Hills appear like.”

Within the feedback below Unbound Gravel’s Instagram put up, some followers query the draw from which Van Avermaet emerged because the winner of a participation ticket. They suppose it’s no coincidence that the Olympic champion has obtained 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 bike owner Laurens ten Dam completed fourth. The yr earlier than, Dutchman Ivar Slik gained a troublesome version of the gravel traditional

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 out there to take heed to on Spotify. The present will likely be out a number of instances a month, bringing you the most recent information from throughout the crew, in addition to introducing the characters and giving some perception into what makes us one of the crucial 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 maintain a watch 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.

On account of the accident on nineteenth of December 2023, each riders of the Continental Improvement crew 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 palms within the hospital of Herentals in Belgium and is now allowed to coach open air.

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 means of Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts is evolving in a great way. All wounds have fully 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 obtained inexperienced lights to start out the subsequent 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 reveals additional encouraging indicators, he’ll be capable to begin energy coaching. As for Obie, he rode outdoors for the primary time on Monday fifth of February. Nonetheless, he nonetheless needs to be cautious together with his palms for at the very least two weeks due to the pin in his little finger. After the elimination of the pin on twentieth of February it can 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 subsequent steps of their rehabilitation.”

Wout Geerinckx: “Since I left hospital three weeks in the past, I’ve been feeling development day-after-day. This Wednesday, the docs confirmed this constructive impression throughout a radical check-up. They appeared somewhat shocked by the comparatively speedy 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, regardless of how small, makes me very blissful. Now I can look in direction of the longer term. Possibly in just a few weeks time I’ll even be capable to train on a hometrainer. On the long run, I can’t wait to return with the crew to coach and hopefully even take part in just a few races on the finish of the yr. I want Wanty-ReUz-Technord all one of the best for the beginning of the season and I’d wish to thank everybody for the numerous messages of help that helped me by the hardest moments.”

Obie Vidts: “The primary month after the accident was troublesome, as a result of I couldn’t do something with my palms. However now I’m going to the physiotherapist day-after-day for my rehabilitation and I can even prepare on the rollers. This week, we discovered an alternative choice to indoor coaching because of the biking monitor in Borsbeke, the place I can experience open air on good highway floor and in secure circumstances with out visitors. In two weeks time, the pin will likely be faraway from my little finger, that’s the subsequent 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 unit now not provides bikes to the Lotto Dstny and Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale crew, the Belgian firm is placing the previous 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 unit and Lotto Dstny was terminated early after final season. That is the explanation for the bicycle producer from Belgium to promote the crew’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 supply.

The Belgian producer has mentioned that the previous bikes of Caleb Ewan, Arnaud De Lie, Thomas De Gendt and Romain Bardet, and others, have been technically checked and accepted. Every bike is in good situation and reveals 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 several sizes and with numerous gear. Cost might 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 Section 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 section 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 nations worldwide, the inaugural DerbyWheel riders will now be chosen.

In the course of the induction course of, riders underwent rigorous bodily checks, together with the flying 200m time trial and Wattbike 30-second dash energy check. These checks offered worthwhile information used to categorise riders who met the minimal necessities into considered one of 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 companion, Sportradar.

Wanting forward, the preliminary group of riders who meet the minimal necessities will likely be confirmed within the coming weeks and invited to grow to be the inaugural DerbyWheel racers. A few of them may even 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, mentioned: “The UK induction marked a key milestone in our preparation to launch DerbyWheel. The induction course of was an important success and now we have been excited to see the calibre of riders who’re considering taking part in Professional Keirin.

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

“This reinforces our imaginative and prescient for DerbyWheel to enhance the prevailing monitor biking calendar to supply common racing for riders of all ranges. We at the moment are excited to maneuver to the subsequent section 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 mentioned: “Derby Wheel is a superb initiative for monitor biking’s future. It’s going to 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 offered 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 can 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 nicely run {and professional} Derby Wheel is and I can’t look forward to the upcoming keirin season.”

Particulars of the DerbyWheel 2024 season will likely be introduced later this yr. Extra data might be discovered at With over 550 riders registered, further inductions will likely 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 is not going to have it as straightforward this yr in O Gran Camiño as final yr. Again then, the Tour winner of Jumbo-Visma needed to compete in opposition to 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 crew.

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 will likely 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 depend on much more fascinating 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 checklist. O Gran Camiño will likely be held from February 22-25.

Possibly not really easy for Vingegaard this yr:


Scheldeprijs Broadcasts 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 greatest ProTeams of 2023: Lotto Dstny, Israel-Premier Tech and Uno-X Mobility, eight different groups will likely 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 traditional, however not Tarteletto-Isorex.

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

At all times echelons within the Scheldeprijs:


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