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EUROTRASH Monday: Tour de France Femmes Finalé & San Sebastián Information and Video!



The terrific Tour de France avec Zwift has completed, plus the Clásica San Sebastián, Tour de Pologne, Circuito de Getxo – Memorial Hermanos Otxoa and the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. Different information: Patrick Lefevere need’s Lotte Kopecky, AG Insurance coverage-NXTG to the WorldTour, Enric Mas doesn’t have the power to steer, Remco Evenepoel loved the Tour, Luis Léon Sánchez again to Astana, Mikaël Cherel extends, Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl indicators Simone Raccani, BORA – hansgrohe indicators Florian Lipowitz, Christian Scaroni indicators with Astana and two extra years for Urška Žigart. Crew information: EOLO-KOMETA and Israel-Premier Tech stagiaires, Alex Cataford breaks collarbone and Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl to Burgos. “Previous Sufficient to Know Higher” video by WAHOO. Monday espresso time.

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TOP STORY: Reusser Desires a Minimal BMI: “Discover riders with actual well being issues”
Marlen Reusser, who gained the fourth stage of the Tour de France Femmes, desires measures to be taken to fight unhealthy consuming behaviour. Based on the Swiss rider, cyclists can develop consuming issues in the event that they take instance of colleagues which can be too skinny. That’s the reason Reusser advocates a minimal Physique Mass Index (BMI) in ladies’s biking.

“Diet and physique weight are an essential a part of our job,” says Reusser within the Belgian biking discuss present Vive le Vélo. “Everyone seems to be engaged on that. That ranges from merely watching your weight to changing into mentally unwell and creating an consuming dysfunction. That’s an entire spectrum within the peloton and I believe it could be good to take out the riders with actual well being issues.”

Reusser factors to the affect that riders have on one another. “It’s only a few, however that manner the opposite riders don’t get the sensation that in addition they need to be so skinny to carry out properly, as a result of that’s not good for anybody,” stated Wednesday’s stage winner. “In any endurance sport, weight is a delicate difficulty. Not simply in biking. Some federations are beginning to take measures and I believe the UCI ought to do the identical.”

It’s not simply Reusser’s thought, as she has already despatched a letter to UCI president David Lappartient on the topic. “I didn’t get a solution at first, however after complaining in a Swiss newspaper, I used to be invited to talk with David Lappartient. As a result of we’re each so busy, it hasn’t occurred but, but it surely’s undoubtedly on the agenda.”

Reusser advocates a minimal Physique Mass Index (BMI) in ladies’s biking:


Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2022
The primary Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift was an general success with pleasure for the total eight days. The ultimate winner was predictable however, like several Grand Tour, issues can go incorrect and almost did for Movistar’s Annemiek van Vleuten. Sickness in the beginning after which mechanical issues on the ultimate stage 8. In the long run she was the most effective rider there and took a properly deserved win to go together with her Giro win earlier this 12 months.

*** Beneath is stage 5 to the ultimate stage 8. You possibly can see the PEZ ‘Full Race Spherical Up’ Right here. ***

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Lorena Wiebes (DSM) displayed her pure velocity once more as she sprinted to a second stage win within the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges on Stage 5, 4 days after she took the primary Maillot Jaune in Paris. The Dutch sprinter put a big distance between her and the World champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), who elevated her GC lead with the time bonuses. On the longest stage of the race, the early attackers survived till they had been caught contained in the final 3km.

The longest stage of the week didn’t deter early attackers. The battle was on from the beginning in Bar-le-Duc and it took virtually 30km for the state of affairs to settle with a 4 girl breakaway. Emily Newsom (EF Schooling-Tibco-SVB) and Anya Louw (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG) launch the important thing transfer after 13.5 kilometres. With different groups desirous to be a part of the break, they struggled to open up a big hole. Victoire Berteau (Cofidis) and Antri Christoforou (Human Powered Well being) joined them on the entrance and the hole elevated to 1 minute, 27 kilometres from the star. It reached a most of three:45 on the high the primary climb of the day, the Cat.4 Côte de Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte (61.4km), the place Berteau took the primary QOM factors of the day. DSM are the primary staff to regulate the hole, with Franziska Koch. Leah Thomas (Trek-Segafredo) additionally moved to the entrance of the bunch because the race entered the final 50km with a niche of two minutes from the early attackers to the peloton.

A giant crash entails fairly just a few riders with 46km to go. Amongst them, Emma Norsgaard Bjerg (Movistar) is pressured to desert. Lotte Kopecky and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) are additionally concerned, with the latter struggling an harm to the fitting arm. The state of affairs returns to regular and the hole dropped to beneath 1 minute contained in the final 25km. Berteau attacked with 21.5km to go, in direction of the bonus level of the day. Solely Christoforou can observe her, whereas Louw and Newsom are reeled in by the peloton. Berteau and Christoforou maintain on to a niche of 40 seconds with 10km to go, and 20 seconds beneath the 5km to go banner. They had been ultimately caught contained in the final 3km. Trek-Segafredo attempt to set Elisa Balsamo up for the win however Elisa Longo Borghini takes a incorrect flip contained in the final kilometre. It doesn’t unsettle Wiebes, who takes off to victory with two bike lengths between her and Balsamo. Vos rounds out the rostrum.


Stage winner, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “It was a reasonably chaotic finale. We aimed for the u-turn with 1.7km to go and Pfeiffer [Georgi] introduced me protected to the great wheels. We had lots of velocity into that nook and I misplaced my again wheel a bit however I might maintain my bike, I used to be nonetheless in a great place out of the nook after which I used to be capable of react to the ladies coming from behind and to trip the dash as I wished to. I believe it was the longest race I ever did. If you happen to add up the impartial, it’s virtually 180km, I didn’t even do this in coaching. The staff took nice management and Franziska Koch did an important job. I felt a little bit of stress after I noticed it and it was possibly the final alternative for me. I’m very pleased I took it, it was an actual staff effort.”

Total chief and third on the stage, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “The dash went fairly properly. We wished to be within the entrance within the last u-turn with 1.7km to go. We knew that was going to be crucial and we wished to remain out of bother. There was a little bit of confusion when Elisa Longo Borghini went left however fortunately issues went properly and when Lorena Wiebes opened up her dash, she was simply the quickest. We did what we might, getting third and retaining yellow, it’s a great day. I count on some fireworks tomorrow, however we’ve seen that day-after-day. We’ll strive do our greatest once more and naturally with the yellow jersey you need to give all of it you will have.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 5 Outcome:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 4:32:16
2. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
4. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss
10. Alexandra Manly (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Total after Stage 5:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 16:20:58
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:20
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:34
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 0:55
6. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 1:01
7. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:09
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:18
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 1:52
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 2:24.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 5:


One other intense day of racing, and one other victory for Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) on the roads of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift! The Dutch icon dominated the dash in Rosheim on Stage 6 after the rolling course of the day and lots of assaults had diminished the bunch to round 50 riders. She out-sprinted Marta Bastianelli (UAE Crew ADQ) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx), who was capable of make it to the rostrum regardless of being concerned within the crash that took Lorena Wiebes (DSM) out of the battle for the stage win. Vos’ outcomes for the reason that begin of the Tour are: 2nd, 1st, 2nd, fifth, third and 1st.


Many riders had recognized stage 6 because the final alternative for lengthy vary assaults forward of the ultimate week-end over the Vosges summits. This naturally led to an intense battle from the beginning in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, with 129.2km to cowl on a rolling course in direction of Rosheim.

Maaike Boogaard (UAE Crew ADQ) opened a small hole on the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.4 Col d’Urbeis (summit at 19.2km) however she was reeled in on the summit, the place Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg) took 1 QOM level to defend her polka-dot jersey. In the back of the peloton, Elisa Longo Borghini suffered a mechanical on the following descent. Trek-Segafredo name three teammates again to assist her return to the bunch at 37 kilometres. Assaults saved coming and a powerful break of 14 riders ultimately obtained away after 47 kilometres: Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), Sheyla Gutierrez (Movistar), Christine Majerus (SD Worx), Marie Le Internet (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Anna Henderson (Jumbo-Visma), Franziska Koch (DSM), Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon//Sram), Ruby Roseman-Gannon (BikeExchange-Jayco), Sandra Alonso (Ceratizit-WNT), Laura Smulders (Liv Racing Xstra), Katrin Hammes (EF Schooling-Tibco-SVB), Jesse Vandenbulcke (Le Col-Wahoo), Joscelin Lowden (Uno-X) and Tamara Dronova (Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad). Lowden is the strongest on the Cat.4 Côte de Klingenthal (59.7km) and the Cat.3 Côte de Grendelbruch (67.7km) to say 5 QOM factors. Within the bunch, UAE Crew ADQ and Valcar-Journey & Service management the hole to round 2 minutes.

The hole was right down to 1 minute when Cordon-Ragot attacked contained in the final 30km. Vandenbulcke additionally has a go and Hammes powers to the road of the bonus dash (101.5km). Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope) set a powerful tempo within the bunch they usually solely path by 30 seconds into the final 25km. Henderson attacked on the descent and the breakaway explodes. In the meantime, Lorena Wiebes (DSM) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx), two of the stage favourites, endure a crash. They get again up, however lose time and the tempo within the bunch drops. The attackers get again collectively for the final 20km, apart from Koch. DSM set a powerful tempo within the bunch, regardless of Wiebes’ crash. Henderson attacked once more and a number one trio emerged for the final 15km with Le Internet and Lowden. Kopecky returns to the bunch and Audrey Cordon Ragot drops again to assist the chase within the peloton, trailing by 45 seconds. Le Internet goes solo on the ultimate ascent of the day, with 10km to go. Excessive, she had a lead of 24 seconds to the bunch, led by Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) after an unsuccessful assault by Liane Lippert (DSM). Le Internet is ultimately caught with 5km to go. Jumbo-Visma and Trek-Segafredo arrange the dash within the quick run-in to Rosheim. And Vos powers to victory, once more.


Total chief and stage winner, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “That is implausible. I believe I don’t fairly realise it but”, Vos stated. “We wished to go for the stage win at this time and with Anna within the breakaway, the state of affairs was in our favour. The peloton rode onerous to shut the hole and on the Cote de Boetsch, there have been a number of assaults. However the staff saved me within the entrance and ensured I stayed out of the wind. I didn’t really feel any wind till the final 200 metres. I noticed from the nook of my eye that Elisa Balsamo accelerated concurrently, however I felt I had extra velocity. Though I had no acceleration left in my legs, I hoped my punch can be sufficient. Fortunately I used to be capable of end off the staff’s work.”

QOM, Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg): “I hoped to put on it on the queen stage… However it was a very onerous day. I took one level on the primary climb and that saved me. They went so quick on the following climb! And between the 2 climbs, the break went and there was no person that actually had factors and that was a great factor as a result of my legs are getting drained. I’ve by no means finished climbs so lengthy [as those of stage 7] in races so I actually don’t know what to anticipate. However I’ll get pleasure from tomorrow, I’m driving the queen stage with the polka-dot jersey! I don’t know in the event that they’ll let me go within the break tomorrow however for certain I’ll strive.”

Marie Le Internet (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope): “There are numerous feelings operating by means of my head. I’m tremendous pleased with what I’ve finished, I believe I seized my alternative. At the start, on the radio, they informed me to not pull as a result of large groups had been chasing. They informed me the break wouldn’t go far, that I ought to save power to assist my leaders within the finale. After which, it caught. In some unspecified time in the future, I heard: ‘Marie, you will have carte blanche.’ And I believed: ‘phew, it’s a must to take your probability, that is your day, don’t mess it up!’ I felt good and I attempted what I might. I’m very pleased I went for my probability however I additionally really feel I got here near one thing very large. However it was pure bliss, the crowds pushing me, you solely see this right here! To be on the rostrum of the Tour de France is one thing, it warms my coronary heart. I’d have most well-liked it to be for the stage win. However it’s a pleasant comfort prize!”

White jersey, Julia Borgström (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG): “For us, a younger staff, taking the white jersey was a significant objective, and personally it was a dream. So it’s a dream come true. We fought with the staff to maintain me in entrance and to maintain me calm and loosen up in order that I can be capable of push my limits on the climbs, and that’s what we did. It provides me somewhat bit extra motivation for the large mountains ! I don’t know if I’m a climber, I believe I’m extra an allrounder however I’ve by no means finished this mountains in a race, so we’ll see!”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 6 Outcome:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 3:09:26
2. Marta Bastianelli (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
3. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
4. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT
7. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
8. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
9. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
10. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Total after Stage 6:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 19:30:14
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:30
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:35
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 1:05
6. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 1:11
7. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:19
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:28
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:02
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 2:34.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 6:


Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) delivered a implausible one-woman present on Saturday, as Stage 7 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift took the riders into the Vosges mountains. There have been three Cat.1 climbs on the best way to the end at Le Markstein. The Dutch climber went on the transfer as early on the primary slopes up Petit Ballon. She then dropped Vollering on the next climb, Col du Platzerwasel, to go solo 62km from the end. She capped off her dominant trip with one other robust climb, on Grand Ballon, to open main gaps and take the Maillot Jaune.

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The ‘Queen Stage’ of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift began with many assaults and counter-attacks, the peloton flew in direction of the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.1 Petit Ballon. 33 attackers, together with the World champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), open a niche of fifty seconds simply earlier than the climb, however Movistar had different concepts for the day…

The attackers are caught as quickly as they hit the primary slopes up Petit Ballon (9.3km at 8.1%, summit at km 48.6). Solely a dozen of riders stay on the entrance of the race, the yellow jersey Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) is just not a part of them… And Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) already assaults. Demi Vollering (SD Worx) follows Van Vleuten whereas Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) units off in pursuit. Behind them, a gaggle of chasers emerge with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Grace Brown, Evita Muzic (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Juliette Labous (DSM), Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM) and Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service). On the summit, Longo Borghini trailed by 1:25, the chase group by 2:30 and Vos by 7:45. Van Vleuten set a powerful tempo on the next ascent, the Cat.1 Col du Platzerwasel (7.1km at 8.3%), at 65.8 kilometres. The Dutch star droped her youthful compatriot contained in the final kilometre of the climb and goes solo 62 kilometres from the end. As she returns to the valley resulting in the ultimate climb of the day, Van Vleuten has a niche of 1:25 to her first chaser, 5:20 to Longo Borghini and 6:20 to the chase group.

On the backside of the ultimate climb, the hole to Vollering was as much as 2:20. She retains dropping floor on the ultimate ascent, whereas the battle for third place unfolds behind her. Persico was dropped from the chase group with 15km to go, and Longo Borghini was caught simply after. Whereas Van Vleuten saved pushing her lead on the entrance, Niewiadoma ups the tempo with 12km to go. Solely Labous and Ludwig can observe her; Longo Borghini and Persico (who had briefly returned to the group) had been dropped with Zigart. Van Vleuten summits the ultimate climb with a niche of three:30 to Vollering and covers the ultimate 7.2km to take the stage win and the Maillot Jaune. With a niche of 5:16, Ludwig sprints to the third place forward of Labous and Niewiadoma, who takes the third place general.

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Stage winner and general chief, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “It’s one of many greatest wins of my profession, particularly as a result of I do know the place I come from. I used to be tremendous near abandoning after I was sick initially of the Tour. On day 2, I couldn’t pack my suitcase myself. I didn’t assume it was nonetheless doable to put on the Yellow Jersey. It’s somewhat little bit of a miracle. At 39 years outdated, I’ve improved my health degree yearly and I do know I can go from the primary climb. Once I attacked, it was a tactical transfer, as a result of Demi [Vollering] wasn’t taking turns and there was a 25km valley earlier than the ultimate climb, so I wished to drop her there. However for certain, to win solo is nicer than a dash. I used to be capable of benefit from the crowds. The Tour is exceeding my expectations. In each village, you may really feel that the Tour involves life.”

Inexperienced jersey, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “I didn’t see it coming. From the underside of the climb it was full gasoline. The tempo was already so onerous that riders had been dropped and I didn’t really feel that good. I noticed on the entrance that they had been attacking already, I used to be simply looking for the tempo. And fairly early we’re already out of attain. I’m very pleased with the week, having the ability to take stage victories and in addition to trip with the Yellow Jersey till at this time has been actually particular, however I’m very pleased to swap to the inexperienced jersey for the final day tomorrow. This complete week has been unimaginable and doubtless after tomorrow, after we go residence and have little relaxation, all of the feelings and every part sinks in. Once more we’ll attempt to get better from at this time somewhat bit and go for the following one.”

QOM, Demi Vollering (SD Worx): “There was a giant group up entrance with round 30 women. We had Chantal [Van den Broek-Blaak] and Christine [Majerus] there and we hoped that the group might survive the primary two climbs however they didn’t get a lot time. The velocity coming into the primary climb was fairly excessive already, after which I used to be in entrance with Ashleigh [Mooman-Pasio] and I wished to remain up there to keep away from bother. I noticed Annemiek [Van Vleuten] and I let her do the tempo. She had a teammate together with her they usually moved to the entrance. And I used to be like: ‘Okay, I want to remain targeted as a result of they’re attempting one thing already.’ Her teammate was a bit empty so she went already. I used to be instantly within the wheel however I used to be alone together with her. It was a pity to not have however I used to be pleased I might cling on. I felt actually good on the primary climb. I used to be actually assured I might do it at this time. However the second climb, the final kilometre, I simply couldn’t go together with that velocity. It was an excessive amount of for me. I fought with every part I had at this time and I do know I’m in a very good condition so I believe I can’t be sad. It’s a reasonably particular race and searching on the gaps to the opposite women, it’s additionally fairly large. That’s one thing very nice for the longer term as properly. I’m nonetheless younger.”

White jersey, Shirin van Anrooij (Trek-Segafredo): “I felt fairly good but it surely was a very onerous stage with lots of climbing. I attempted to search out my very own tempo however I had no thought the place I used to be within the race, I didn’t know if I used to be twentieth, fiftieth, or one thing else, so I simply tried to maintain pushing till the end line. I attempted to be up entrance forward of Petit Ballon however for the primary time in my life, I had cramps, initially of the climb. Then I discovered a gaggle which was very nice to go over the Platzerwasel and to trip on the valley, after which I discovered my tempo once more for the ultimate climb. It means quite a bit to put on this jersey. I attempted to work as a lot as doable for the staff within the first six days and at this time I had the prospect to go for the white jersey. Tomorrow might be one other day of struggling! However I’m trying ahead to it. La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles is a really onerous climb however there might be so many individuals I believe we might be over the mountains earlier than we all know.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 7 Outcome:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 3:47:02
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:26
3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 5:16
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 5:18
5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
6. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 6:56
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
8. Urška Žigart (Slo) BikeExchange-Jayco at 7:23
9. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 8:27
10. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Canyon//SRAM at 10:10.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Total after Stage 7:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 23:18:31
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:14
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 4:33
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 5:22
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 5:59
6. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 6:11
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 6:15
8. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 10:13
9. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Crew ADQ at 12:06
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 12:24

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 7:


Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) is the most effective climber and the primary winner of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The Dutch star claimed her second victory in two days, on Sunday, as she tamed the gruelling ascent to La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles to safe the general victory. Once more, Demi Vollering (SD Worx) was runner-up on the summit to additionally safe the 2nd place within the general standings and the polka-dot jersey as Queen of the Mountains. Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//Sram) rounds up the GC podium of this primary Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift after 8 days of intense racing for the reason that begin in Paris.

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The ultimate showdown began with quick battles as early because the 109-woman peloton (with out Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Anna Henderson) began from Lure. The peloton coated virtually 40km within the first hour and no break managed to get away. New assaults fly on the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.2 Côte d’Esmoulières (summit at 52.5km), however Demi Vollering (SD Worx) brings the principle GC riders again to the entrance as she sprints for the QOM factors to strengthen her stranglehold on the polka-dot jersey.

After the summit, 10 attackers managed to open a niche, together with two members of the GC top-10, Mavi Garcia (UAE Crew ADQ, ninth at 12:06) and Elise Chabbey (Canyon//Sram Racing, tenth at 12:24). They’re joined by Leah Thomas (Trek-Segafredo), Paula Patiño (Movistar), Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma), Liane Lippert (DSM), Pauliena Rooijakkers (Canyon//Sram), Yara Kastelijn (Plantur Pura) and Coralie Demay (St Michel Auber 93). Whereas the break established itself on the entrance, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) had mechanical points that pressured her to vary her bike on three events, after she already modified within the impartial zone initially of the stage.

First, she took her teammate Arlenis Sierra’s bike and returned to the bunch after 69 kilometres. However SD Worx up the velocity and create splits. Sheyla Gutierrez and Aude Biannic attempt to tempo Van Vleuten again, till she takes issues in her personal palms in direction of the Cat.1 ascent up Ballon d’Alsace (84.6km). She bridges the hole on the primary slopes, however has to cease two extra instances on the ascent to vary bike. Demi Vollering (SD Worx), 2nd within the general standings (at 3:14), attacked thrice on the climb and in addition maintained stress on the best way down, however Van Vleuten reacts each time. Mavi Garcia is the primary rider on the summit with a niche of 1:10 to the GC group.

On the valley in direction of the ultimate ascent of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles (7km at 8.7%), Trek-Segafredo and Canyon//Sram Racing work collectively to maneuver nearer to the attackers. Pauliena Rooijakkers attacked on the backside of the ascent, Mavi Garcia follows her transfer. However the GC contenders solely path by 20 seconds. Van Vleuten assaults 6km away from the summit. She catches and drops the final attackers with 5.5km to go. Once more, Vollering is the strongest rider in pursuit. However she will’t match Van Vleuten’s tempo, because the Dutch climber flies to her second stage victory and the general win within the first version of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.


Remaining stage and general winner, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “That is actually a dream come true, that I can win right here, in yellow, on the summit. Right now was not the best day, nor was it a straightforward week. This week has been a giant curler coaster, even at this time. After which I end right here in yellow, solo. That’s one of the best ways. I’m very proud to be the primary winner of the Girls’s Tour de France, which is again on the calendar. I hope that is the beginning of one thing larger. I hope this will proceed to develop. It’s actually a milestone to win this primary version. Hopefully there might be many extra to come back. Yesterday was unimaginable, however I wished to maintain the main target and never rejoice too early. Now I can lastly cheer. Tonight I’m going to eat ice cream and pizza and rejoice with out fascinated with tomorrow”

2nd on the stage, QOM and last general, Demi Vollering (SD Worx): “I attempted actually onerous. At the start of the ultimate climb, [Annemiek van Vleuten] went too quick and I wanted to go at my very own velocity in any other case I’d blow up. Then I couldn’t make it so I believed : ‘I am going my very own velocity, and possibly within the gravel half, that would go well with me, possibly I can come again together with her.’ However, yeah, I didn’t make it, however I used to be combating actually onerous at this time. [When Van Vleuten got a puncture] We went straight to the entrance and began driving, additionally Trek tried however, yeah, I believe she was fairly quick again with a teammate’s bike. I attempted one thing myself and I attempted to say to the ladies in our group that we wanted to go and wanted to trip however they didn’t actually need to go. So yeah it was a bit unhappy, I believe. However nonetheless I attempted to place her beneath stress in order that she would have a tough time, and possibly we might deal with her right here. I attempted every part at this time to beat her. I’m actually pleased that I might maintain the polka-dot jersey. I knew that if I had the primary dash, then, I’d simply must be 2nd right here, at the least, to maintain it. That was additionally à motivation after all.”

Remaining factors competitors winner, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “This implies quite a bit. I don’t assume we realise that but, however what we’ve got skilled is extremely stunning. It appeared as if it obtained extra day-after-day. This was an exquisite expertise. I believe it can have a really good sequel. I get lots of good, good, optimistic reactions. I can’t say the rest. It is just eight days from the primary second in Paris, however it’s fairly spicy and intense. As a staff we wished to go for a stage win. That labored twice. With the bonus of sporting the yellow jersey, and now I’m standing right here in inexperienced. I’m very grateful that they’ve helped me a lot day-after-day.” And Annemiek van Vleuten? “Yeah, phew… Excellent. It’s unbelievable what she confirmed once more, yesterday and at this time. I used to be within the space for some time after she had a mechanical breakdown. I noticed that occur. However what she does subsequent is tremendous robust.”

4th on the stage and third general, Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM): “I haven’t had sufficient time to let it sink in however a high 3 within the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift is one thing I’ve been dreaming of ever since I came upon we had been gonna have this race. This and the victory within the staff standings, it makes me extraordinarily pleased and pleased with my teammates. I’ve been having fun with the primary days with explosive climbs. That’s what I’ve been specializing in for many of my profession, for the classics. And the final phases had been about surviving and pushing ourselves to the restrict. It undoubtedly was one of many hardest races we’ve ever finished. And it was superb to see all of the followers on the aspect of the highway. We acquired lots of power, it motivated us to go more durable. The eye from social media and TV was additionally particular. It was very nice to be on this place to present one thing to the general public and that the general public provides again to us.”

Greatest younger rider, Shirin van Anrooij (Trek-Segafredo): “Right now has been actually onerous I felt that my legs weren’t so good it was simply surviving till the highest and I used to be solely searching for the White Jersey. I used to be simply combating and in the long run it was sufficient, so I’m pleased. No I didn’t give it some thought really [being forever on the picture of the winners of the first Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift]! However it’s cool and I’m simply tremendous pleased about it. For certain, it was my first lengthy stage race, and for a primary it was so onerous. I used to be simply attempting to be there for the staff, which was actually cool to actually race as a staff for Elisa [Longo Borghini], after which, in the long run, I might go for the White Jersey yesterday. I discovered a lot once more and I additionally be taught to endure greater than ever. So I believe i can solely develop from this Tour.”

seventh on the stage and ninth general, Veronica Ewers (EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB): “I’m actually, actually pleased. I gave it my absolute all on the finish. I actually wished to be aggressive. I gave it every part. I’m fairly happy to make the highest ten for the primary Tour de France Femmes. You possibly can’t actually arise and if you happen to do it’s like your legs are cramping. Simply completely brutal, but it surely’s a very, actually cool expertise. I’ve by no means pushed myself to that restrict earlier than so it’s actually superb to see what our our bodies can do. I attempted to hold on. I used to be simply dangling for lots of it and I’d catch as much as them after which fall again and dangle and by the tip I simply saved telling myself to only maintain my tempo earlier than completely blowing up as a result of I knew what was coming and I simply wished to have the ability to flip the pedals on the end regardless that it felt like I used to be about to topple over with the final 50 meters. It was a really lengthy final 50 meters. I’m actually proud to acknowledge how I improved even all through this race, figuring out how terrified I used to be within the group on stage one after which feeling extra snug by the tip of it since I’m nonetheless studying methods to navigate the peloton.”“I actually can’t specific sufficient how overwhelming and thrilling it’s to see how many individuals are out supporting and partying on the mountains. It’s obvious that folks have been there for hours ready for us to come back by means of simply as they do for the boys. My hometown of Moscow, Idaho has a theater downtown that my aunt had them put up GO VKEWERS on the billboard of the theater. I’m so overwhelmed. I completely love my hometown and the help they’ve proven me. Biking was by no means an enormous factor there and it’s completely proof that this has introduced extra individuals to biking so I believe we’ll see increasingly more individuals getting concerned in biking and spectating as properly. I believe that’s actually superior.”

ninth on the stage and tenth general, Mavi Garcia (UAE Crew ADQ): “I’ve had plenty of issues throughout this Tour, two crashes… I used to be unfortunate and I used to be in superb form so it was a bit unhappy as a result of I wished to be up there but it surely wasn’t doable with all these points. Right now, with the time misplaced, I wasn’t certain what I might do as a result of my physique wasn’t responding so properly however I wished to strive at the least, to not go residence like this. There wasn’t an important cooperation within the break however I had nothing to lose so I attempted. It might have been higher if we had gotten extra time however I’m happy. In the long run, I had finished every part I might, so I simply targeted on having fun with the followers on the roadside. It’s a privilege to do that race right here. It was very onerous however the individuals push you and I used to be additionally encouraging them. It was nice.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 8 Outcome:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 3:37:23
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 0:30
3. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 1:43
4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM Racing at 1:52
5. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:56
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 2:01
7. Veronica Ewers (USA) EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB at 2:13
8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:50
9. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Crew ADQ at 2:59
10. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM at 3:01.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Remaining Total Outcome:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 26:55:44
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:48
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 6:35
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 7:28
5. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 8:00
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 8:26
7. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 8:59
8. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 13:54
9. Veronica Ewers (USA) EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB at 15:05
10. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Crew ADQ at 15:15.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 8:


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Clásica San Sebastián – Donostiako Klasikoa 2022
Remco Evenepoel is the winner of the 2022 Clásica San Sebastián. The Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl rider attacked on the penultimate climb, quickly removed all his opponents and began a solo trip of just about 45 kilometres. The younger Belgian had sufficient time in hand for a full enjoyment of his win. Pavel Sivakov was second at almost 2 minutes, Tiesj Benoot and Bauke Mollema had been third and fourth.

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Wout van Aert didn’t begin the Clásica San Sebastián because of a chilly, however Simon Yates, Remco Evenepoel and Tadej Pogačar had been in the beginning. On the primary climb of the day, the Azkarate (4.2km at 7.3%), the break of the day had already been established. Ibai Azurmendi (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Jon Barrenetxea (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Manuele Boaro (Astana Qazaqstan), Óscar Cabedo (Burgos-BH), Théo Delacroix (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies), Eugenio Sánchez (Equipo Kern Pharma), Martijn Tusveld & Casper Pedersen (DSM) went up the highway. The 9 had a lead of about 2:30.

On the foot of the Jaizkibel they solely had 1 minute. Earlier than the highest, all of the escapees had been caught. Primarily because of UAE Crew Emirates and Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl, who set the tempo for Tadej Pogačar and Remco Evenepoel. There have been riders in bother on the again. Juan Ayuso was one of many first to be dropped. Simply earlier than the massive peloton had reached the highest of the Jaizkibel, then Pogačar needed to let go. Every week after a troublesome Tour de France, the Slovenian didn’t have his finest legs. Matej Mohorič, put stress on within the bunch on the descent, bur the Slovenian couldn’t get away, however the peloton did break up. Tom Dumoulin and Michael Matthews had been distance, João Almeida crashed, however the Portuguese escaped unscathed and was capable of rejoin on the Erlaitz.

Jonathan Caicedo (EF Schooling-EasyPost) was first over the Erlaitz, however Remco Evenepoel quickly took over. Behind; males like Jai Hindley and Alejandro Valverde couldn’t maintain on, solely Simon Yates might observe the Belgian on the entrance. 1.8 kilometres from the highest, Yates was additionally dropped. Evenepoel continued alone with virtually 45 kilometres to go. Behind him a gaggle fashioned with Carlos Rodríguez, Tiesj Benoot, Pavel Sivakov, Bauke Mollema and the re-caught Yates. The primary chasers: Rodríquez and Sivakov broke free from the others and had been greater than 1 minute behind Evenepoel after the descent of the Erlaitz. Within the flat intermediate part in direction of the Murgil-Tontorra, the INEOS duo initially obtained somewhat nearer, however in the beginning of the climb Evenepoel had over 1 minute once more. On the steep slope, he expanded his hole significantly. On the high, he was greater than 2 minutes forward of Sivakov, who had left his teammate Rodríguez behind. Benoot had additionally gone previous Rodríquez and Mollema had caught the Spanish champion. Whereas Benoot rode to 3rd place, Mollema beat Rodríguez in a dash for fourth. By this time Evenepoel had already been residence for a very long time. The Belgian gained the Clásica San Sebastián for the second time in his profession with a giant benefit.

*** See extra photographs in the PEZ ‘Race Report’ HERE. ***

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Race winner, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “I’m very pleased with this win! I got here in the beginning contemporary and motivated after a stable altitude coaching camp in Livigno and I’m delighted with the best way every part labored out. Liège–Bastogne–Liège and Clasica San Sebastian are my favorite one-day races on the market, and to win them each in the identical season is superb. The fellows did an unimaginable job from the start of the day and I’m grateful to them, it was because of their onerous work that I might arrive on the Erlaitz with lots of power. All I needed to do there was to go all-out, and that’s what I did. The hole was good, and I maintained the tempo after getting clear, though it wasn’t straightforward with the headwind. Then I rode full gasoline on Murgil Tontorra, earlier than taking it a bit gradual on the descent, figuring out the two-minute benefit was sufficient. It was an ideal race for us and I’m pleased with my second txapela. I like racing right here, the followers are implausible and I can’t wait to return to the Basque Nation when the Vuelta – the place I’ll go together with a great feeling, relaxed and assured after this win – visits it in a few weeks.”

third, Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma): “On the Jaizkibel, they had been already driving very onerous. I felt that Fast-Step had one thing deliberate. Timo and Lennard did an important job to maintain me in entrance. When Evenepoel attacked, I selected to trip my very own tempo. On the high, I waited for Mollema and Sivakov, so we had a great group”

4th, Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo): “Ten consecutive top-10 is an effective option to rejoice my feeling with the Clàsica. Right now, I knew I might do properly once more. I completed the Tour de France with good situation, and I felt from the primary kilometres at this time that the sensation was good. In comparison with the previous, it was a special race. We used to have the important thing second of the race on the final steep climb, the Murgil, however at this time the race exploded 45kms from the end. Remco’s assault made the end very onerous. I attempted to handle my energy to find a way, at the least, to race for the rostrum. I believe the tactic was right. Sadly, on the descent from Erlaitz the TV motorcycle that was in entrance of our chase group, during which there was me, Yates, Benoot, Rodriguez and Sivakov, was too shut and allowed an assault of the primary two. Simon, Tiesj, and I weren’t capable of shut instantly, and we discovered ourselves chasing, with extra fatigue. I believe this prevented me from absolutely combating for the rostrum, however that’s the way it went. On the final climb, Benoot discovered the fitting second to assault and Rodriguez misplaced contact with Sivakov. I used to be capable of drop Yates after which I sprinted with Rodriguez to be fourth. I don’t have any regrets, I did my finest, besides possibly following Rodriguez and Sivakov’s wheel on the descent from Erlaitz. I’ll take a two-week break after which I’ll begin coaching for the season finale. I’ll return to racing on the finish of August, at Deutschland Tour, aiming additionally for a name for the Worlds. Then once more, I’ll be in Italy for the Autumn races” Worlds highway race or time trial? “Properly, I gained’t disguise that I’d gladly race each, however let’s respect the roles and depart the alternatives to the staff director.”

sixth, Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco): “I believe that is the most effective consequence I’ve had within the Clásica San Sebastián, and it’s additionally the most effective consequence I’ve had in a basic in a very long time. So I’m fairly pleased with the way it went. I attempted to observe Remco on the climb. I felt good there too, however I knew I wouldn’t be capable of sustain that effort to the end. That’s why I had to decide on my very own rhythm. From there I simply tried to do the most effective I might.”

Clásica San Sebastián – Donostiako Klasikoa Outcome:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 5:31:44
2. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:58
3. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Jumbo-Visma at 2:31
4. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 3:11
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco at 3:28
7. Toms Skujiņš (Lat) Trek-Segafredo at 4:09
8. Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Schooling-EasyPost
10. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux.

San Sebastián’22:


Tour de Pologne 2022
It was an extended and simple Stage 1 of 218.8 kilometres from Kielce to Lublin, the place a bunch dash ended with the victory of 20-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider, Olav Kooji, who crossed the end line after 5 and a half hours of racing.

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The 79th version of the Tour de Pologne UCI WorldTour formally obtained underway in Kielce. The 163 riders confronted 1,231 metres of climbing, three intermediate sprints, two KOMs and a particular dash – Kazimierz Dolny – with 164.3 km to go.

It began with a five-rider breakaway consisting of: Kamil Małecki (LTS), Sam Model (TNN), Jonas Abrahamsen (UXT), Patryk Stosz (POL), Mateusz Grabis (POL) who reached a most lead of 5:40 on the bunch. The day’s breakaway ended with 10km to go and solely the brave Kamil Małecki (Lotto Soudal) held on till the very finish, when he needed to elevate the white flag.

The sprinters’ groups needed to handle a barely uphill end, together with a 300-metre climb at 4% the place the peloton stretched barely earlier than the end within the centre of Lublin, the beginning metropolis of the 2021 version. An sudden crash within the final kilometre tousled the plans somewhat, but it surely didn’t cease younger Olav Kooij from taking his first World Tour victory with a strong dash beating sprinters reminiscent of Phil Bahuaus (Bahrain Victorious) and Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe), who completed second and third.

Turning skilled in 2021, Kooij, promising Dutch expertise, managed to win the ORLEN Nations Cup in 2020, a race that all the time proves to be a springboard for younger riders. He now leads the Common Classification by 4 seconds, over second-placed Phil Bauhaus and Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X) in third.

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Stage winner and the general and factors chief, Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma): “I’m actually very pleased with this victory. I need to say that Poland is a rustic that brings me luck. In 2020 I gained the ORLEN Nations cup and at this time my first stage in a WorldTour race. Additionally, successful with this group of high sprinters makes it much more unimaginable. I’m over the moon. I’ve to thank my staff for his or her nice work. We knew it was essential to get into the primary place with 800 metres to go and the plan was executed completely. As for me, I targeted on the dash. Tomorrow there might be one other probability and we’ll see what we will do.”

2nd on the stage and general, Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious): “I believe we did very well at this time – every part was managed for the bunch dash, with Filip chasing down the breakaway and Jonathan & Heino on the finish main me out. They did a very nice pull within the entrance, then Heino for the final 700 or 800 metres so I might observe the Jumbo guys. I got here shut, and I used to be gaining metres on Kooij, however in the long run, the end line got here a bit too early for me. The legs are good within the group in order that’s good to see, and we hope to do an ideal consequence within the coming days.”

third on the stage and 4th general, Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe): “It was really a reasonably quiet day till the final 25km. Our objective was to arrange the dash for Sam, however sadly our plan didn’t fairly work out. He misplaced my rear wheel within the finale, which is a disgrace as a result of we had finished a great job till that point. I then tried to go for the dash myself and ended up third. I believe we will undoubtedly do higher, but it’s a stable begin.”

third general and KOM, Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X): “It was an extended day within the entrance, however we all the time co-operated properly. There was a headwind, however the PZU Mountain Classification’s jersey was a greater than welcome reward. It is going to be troublesome to defend as a result of I’m not a climber however I’ll do my finest. Within the subsequent few days I’ll attempt to get right into a breakaway once more and we’ll see.”

Most Lively rider, Patryk Stosz (Poland Nationwide Crew): “It was nice to put on the jersey on the rostrum in entrance of the Polish followers. It was a great entrance within the breakaway, a great begin. I hope it continues like that and I’ll undoubtedly do my finest to maintain the jersey till the tip. Now it’s essential to relaxation properly tonight, as a result of it was a very demanding stage.”

Tour de Pologne Stage 1 Outcome:
1. Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 5:18:01
2. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
3. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Crew Emirates
6. Max Kanter (Ger) Movistar
7. Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
8. Mark Cavendish (GB) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
9. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
10. Tobias Bayer (Aust) Alpecin-Deceuninck.

Tour de Pologne Total After Stage 1:
1. Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 5:17:51
2. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious at 0:04
3. Jonas Abrahamsen (Nor) Uno-X
4. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:06
5. Sam Model (GB) Crew Novo Nordisk at 0:09
6. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:10
7. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Crew Emirates
8. Max Kanter (Ger) Movistar
9. Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
10. Mark Cavendish (GB) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl.

Poland’22 stage 1:


It was one other nice day for sprinters on Stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne. The 205,6 km lengthy stage, from Chełm to Zamość, featured a number of breakaway makes an attempt and ended with a strong dash by Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) elevating his arms forward of Pascal Ackermann (UAE Crew Emirates) and Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious).

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An early breakaway try, which included Alessandro De Marchi (IPT), Thomas De Gendt (LTS) and Jakub Murias (POL), was thwarted, whereas Umberto Poli (TNN) and Patryk Stosz (POL) tried a second assault however had been additionally caught. Shortly afterwards the break of the day lastly caught, with Jasper De Buyst (LTS), Patryk Stosz (POL), Jonas Abrahamsen (UXT) and Piotr Brozyna (POL) establishing a most hole of 6:05.

De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) was the one rider within the decisive break to outlive for some 20km alone in a solo effort earlier than being swallowed up by a strung-out peloton as they ready to sort out the ultimate 8.6km circuit. It was solely at just below 2 kilometres to go that the Belgian rider was caught because the sprinters groups ready to launch their quick males. The finalé noticed the anticipated bunch dash unfold. The younger Belgian monitor specialist took the victory whereas a combative Jonas Abrahamsen not solely managed to maintain the PZU mountain jersey, but in addition eliminated the yellow ENERGA jersey from the shoulders of Olav Kooij, winner of the primary stage, thanks to a different lengthy day within the breakaway. This was actually an essential end for the Uno-X staff, given the lack of their chief Tobias Johannessen, who was pressured to withdraw from the race.

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Stage winner and third general, Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I promised myself to supply the staff a brand new victory. However acquiring my first World Tour victory right here in Poland, that’s unbelievable! As well as, I precede a number of sprinters I admired after I was younger, like Mark Cavendish. Roger Kluge launched the dash fairly early, round 300 meter earlier than the end. Pascal Ackermann got here with excessive velocity from the again, I might observe him and I instantly felt that I might overtake him to take the victory. Truly, I didn’t really feel nice to start with, however seeing the pulls of Laurens, Hugo, Julius, Quinten and Boy all day lengthy gave me increasingly more adrenaline when approaching the end. I actually wished to complete on the rostrum to reward the work of my teammates, as a result of as soon as extra they gave every part to make this situation doable. I’m very grateful for his or her confidence for the reason that begin of the season and the alternatives I obtain from the staff. I’m seeking to the longer term with confidence. On this Tour de Pologne I need to do what I can to assist Quinten Hermans as shut as doable to the victory within the normal classification earlier than sprinting within the streets of Cracow on the ultimate day.”

Total chief, Jonas Abrahamsen (Uno-X): “This morning we began with two fewer riders so the plan was to attempt to get into the breakaway to realize just a few seconds within the intermediate sprints. The plan labored out completely and now I’m very pleased for myself and the staff. Right now was one other powerful day however as soon as once more I discovered breakaway companions with whom I might work very properly. This Tour de Pologne is already succeeding past my expectations. Tomorrow might be powerful for me on such a troublesome end however we additionally produce other riders within the staff who can do properly. We are going to see tomorrow within the finale what is going to occur.”

2nd on the stage and 4th general, Pascal Ackermann (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’m pleased with the consequence at this time. After the harm it’s good to be again to compete with the opposite sprinters. The staff helped me properly, however I used to be unfortunate and I misplaced some positions within the final roundabout, so I made a decision to go together with an extended dash and Thijssen overtook me proper on the finish. Nonetheless, I’m very pleased and prepared for the following phases.”

third on the stage and seventh general, Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious): “Phil (Bauhaus) had a flat tire with 18k to go so I waited for him, and we got here again to the group along with 7k to go. Then he went full gasoline to search out Heino [Heinrich Haussler]’s wheel so I did the identical on the opposite aspect of the peloton. I arrived behind Heino and tried to attend for Phil within the final kilometre to deliver him to the most effective place doable for the dash. Once I didn’t see him I simply did my finest, and with 200m to go I made a decision I’d strive for the dash, however my legs had been gone, I used to be tremendous drained, on the restrict for the final 20k! For me this result’s greater than third place, as a result of after 2 months out, for me to come back right here and be aggressive, and to have the ability to assist out my teammates is implausible. So I’m tremendous pleased with this at this time; it’s greater than a third place.”

fifth on the stage, Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe): “It was fairly a busy finale, with patches of moist and in addition dry roads, which made it more durable to discover a good place. Nonetheless, the fellows did an important job and guarded me properly till the final second. Not many groups had been very properly organised at this time, so beneath these situations we did the most effective that we might. I simply assume I had too many accelerations within the legs, so I didn’t have the ultimate kick crucial within the finale. I used to be dissatisfied with how I felt within the final 200 metres. However I believe that the shape is nearly there, and that large result’s simply across the nook.”

Most Lively Rider, Patryk Stosz (Poland Nationwide Crew): “Yesterday after the stage I used to be feeling drained, however at this time I felt I had the facility and fluidity to attempt to go within the breakaway once more. It labored and it turned out to be one other good day on the entrance. That’s type of my perspective to racing, and if there’s one other alternative I’ll attempt to get it once more. I’d prefer to put on this jersey so far as doable.”

Tour de Pologne Stage 2 Outcome:
1. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux in 4:47:23
2. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE Crew Emirates
3. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious
4. Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Sam Bennett (Irl) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Elia Viviani (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Max Kanter (Ger) Movistar
9. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Schooling-EasyPost
10. Mark Cavendish (GB) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl.

Tour de Pologne Total After Stage 2:
1. Jonas Abrahamsen (Nor) Uno-X in 10:05:12
2. Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:02
3. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
4. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:06
5. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Victorious
6. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:08
7. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious
8. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Sam Model (GB) Crew Novo Nordisk at 0:11
10. Max Kanter (Ger) Movistar at 0:12.

Poland’22 stage 2:


Circuito de Getxo – Memorial Hermanos Otxoa 2022
Juan Ayuso took his first skilled victory within the Basque one-day race Circuito de Getxo. The proficient Spaniard of UAE Crew Emirates beat Andrea Piccolo (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) and Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe) within the dash from a small main group.


The route consisted of an area lap of 25 kilometres with the Alto de Quirón (5.5km at 2.1%) and the Muro de Arkotxa (800 meters at 7%). On the ultimate lap, the course made an additional loop over the Alto de Vivero (4.4km at 7%) and Pike Bidea (2.2km at 9.1%), with the summit 18 kilometres from the end, which on the steep climb of Arkotxa.

The main group of the day in Circuito de Getxo consisted of 9 riders, together with Etienne van Empel of China Glory Biking. He was forward with Juan Diego Alba (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Asier Etxeberria (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Ángel Madrazo (Burgos-BH), Alex Martin (EOLO-Kometa), Joey Rosskopf (Human Powered Well being), Javier Gil (Bahrain Biking Academy), Juan Esteban Guerrero (Electro Hiper Europa-Caldas) and Edwin Torres (Java Kiwi Atlántico).

The break had a lead of greater than 4 minutes. At 65 kilometres from the end, it was UAE Crew Emirates that began to chase for Juan Ayuso. The early break was quickly caught. Then Juan Diego Alba, José Maria Garcia and Xabier Isasa managed to get away, however on the Alto de Vivero the race break up aside once more. Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe) and Andrea Piccolo (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) opened up a lead. They took greater than 45 seconds from the others, partly because of their teammates disrupting the chase behind.

On the steep Pike Bidea (2.2km at 9.1%) Ayuso tried to cross alone. That didn’t work, though he got here inside 8 seconds of Kelderman and Piccolo. The 2 entrance riders labored properly and didn’t let Ayuso get to them. On the descent and on the flat part to Getxo he was caught at about 10 seconds, whereas the following chasing group adopted at 25 seconds. Ayuso didn’t quit and had assist from Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies). The 2 managed to affix Kelderman and Piccolo at 5 kilometres from the end, and the 4 stormed in direction of the climb of the Arkotxa (800 meters at 7%). Behind; Emanuel Buchmann placed on some stress. On the ultimate climb it was Kelderman who set the tempo as his teammate, Buchmann, obtained nearer. Kelderman began the dash from the entrance, however was handed by Ayuso and Piccolo within the final hundred meters. It was the 19-year-old Spaniard who pushed his wheel throughout the road just a bit forward of the Italian. Kelderman was third, forward of Ferron and Buchmann. The following group was at 17 seconds. Alex Aranburu had jumped away to complete sixth and took essential UCI factors for his Movistar staff.


Race winner, Juan Ayuso (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’m very pleased and virtually I can’t consider it. I thank the staff that helped me and trusted me. On the penultimate climb I obtained a puncture and couldn’t chase the 2 fugitives, however, as quickly as I might, I bridged the hole I wished this victory. Within the last I gave every part and I lastly managed to get this primary victory as knowledgeable. I couldn’t be happier.”

third, Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe): “It was a very managed race till the 2 primary climbs of the day. I felt good and so I attacked on the penultimate climb along with A. Piccolo. Over the ultimate few kilometres I needed to cope with cramps, however I attempted to launch my dash from the entrance and go for the win. In the long run I believe it was a great race, and I used to be already feeling significantly better than yesterday. I simply returned to racing after an extended coaching interval, I believe I’m on a great path in direction of my subsequent objectives.”

Circuito de Getxo – Memorial Hermanos Otxoa Outcome:
1. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates in 4:38:31
2. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli
3. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Valentin Ferron (Fra) TotalEnergies
5. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:12
6. Alex Aranburu (Spa) Movistar
7. Jesús Herrada (Spa) Cofidis at 0:17
8. George Bennett (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates
9. Fernando Barceló (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
10. Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies.



Vuelta a Castilla y Leon 2022
Simon Yates is clearly in good type. The British BikeExchange-Jayco rider had already gained the Prueba Villafranca-Ordiziako Klasika final Monday and secured the general victory within the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon on Thursday’s Stage 2. Within the Remaining Stage 2 of the Spanish stage race, Yates was by far the most effective man.

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The second and final stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon was on this system for Thursday. It went up and down repeatedly in and round Guijuelo, with the Alto de Valero (5.9km at 5.4%), Alto de Cristóbal (6.4km at 4.6%), Alto Peñacaballera (4.7km at 5.4%), Alto del Castañar (4km at 5.8%) and somewhat deeper within the last the Alto de Los Santos (5km at 5.2%) as the principle climbs. The highest of this final climb was greater than 20 kilometres from the end. Earlier than the riders arrived in Guijuelo there was nonetheless some climbing to be finished.

Six riders broke away early within the stage. Daniel McLay (Arkéa-Samsic), Juan López-Cozar (Burgos-BH), David González (Caja Rural), Daniel Viegas (EOLO-Kometa), Daniel Muñoz (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) and Pier-André Coté (Human Powered Well being) joined forces and managed to take a most lead of just about 3 minutes. Nonetheless, this break was short-lived and after many skirmishes there was a regrouping. Not a lot later it was as much as Simon Yates to make his transfer. The BikeExchange-Jayco climber attacked with 27 kilometres to go and shortly widened his result in 1 minute. A chasing group of about 15 riders tried to do one thing about Yates, however he turned out to be a lot too robust for the competitors. George Bennett then went solo, however the New Zealander of UAE Crew Emirates additionally got here no nearer to Yates. The 29 year-old soloed to the stage and general victory within the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. Bennett crossed the road in second, however all eyes had been on Yates after the end. The Briton was the highest rider on the ultimate day of the Spanish multi-day stage race.

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Remaining general and stage winner, Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco): “In fact I’m actually pleased with the win. We put it on the road at this time. We didn’t actually know which manner it was going to go: whether or not it’d be a dash for Dion or whether or not I’d be capable of do one thing on the ultimate climb. With the warmth and the best way the race developed, it appeared increasingly more possible that it’d be a choose group, or a very attacking last for me. We actually attacked the ultimate climb as onerous as doable, after which I simply tried to do my finest from there onwards. I’m actually pleased to have pulled it off, and now we sit up for San Sebastian on the weekend.”

2nd on the stage and general, George Bennett (UAE Crew Emirates): “It felt good to be again on the bike and again on the races after the frustration I had on the Tour. I really didn’t really feel that good at this time however held on and had the legs to do one thing on the finish. I’m assured the shape continues to be within the physique from all of the work I’ve finished and I’m assured we’ll see it over the approaching weeks. The boys had been nice at this time: they did an important job and obtained me in a very good place. I simply couldn’t observe Simon on the finish. He was simply too robust and second was the most effective we might do. I’m actually glad to be again racing.”

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Stage 2 Outcome:
1. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco in 4:42:51
2. George Bennett (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:53
3. Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA at 1:00
4. Jonathan Caicedo (European) EF Schooling-EasyPost
5. Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa-Samsic
6. Stefan de Bod (SA) Astana Qazaqstan
7. Paul Ourselin (Fra) TotalEnergies
8. Ryan Gibbons (SA) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:11
9. Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech
10. Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Human Powered Well being.

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Remaining Total Outcome:
1. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange-Jayco in 8:06:41
2. George Bennett (NZ) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:57
3. Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA at 1:04
4. Jonathan Caicedo (European) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 1:07
5. Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa-Samsic at 1:10
6 Stefan de Bod (SA) Astana Qazaqstan at 1:10
7. Paul Ourselin (Fra) TotalEnergies at 1:10
8. Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech at 1:20
9. Ryan Gibbons (SA) UAE Crew Emirates at 1:21
10. Francisco Galván (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma at 1:21.

Castilla y Leon’22 stage 2:


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Patrick Lefevere Says to Lotte Kopecky: “We Are Comfortable to Provide a Resolution”
Patrick Lefevere wish to see Lotte Kopecky make the swap to his ladies’s staff, AG Insurance coverage-NXTG. In his column, the supervisor of Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl, who has been concerned within the NXTG mission this 12 months, spoke of Kopecky’s state of affairs together with her present SD Worx staff.

Final weekend it was introduced that Lorena Wiebes would go away DSM after this season, regardless of a contract. “Lorena Wiebes will trip for SD Worx subsequent 12 months and I’ve the impression that Lotte Kopecky feels a bit chilly consequently. In the event that they actually get in one another’s manner, we’ll after all be pleased to supply an answer,” Lefevere wrote in Het Nieuwsblad.

The doable arrival of Kopecky (winner of Strade Bianche and the Tour of Flanders this 12 months) can be a significant reinforcement for AG Insurance coverage-NXTG, which at the moment primarily has younger expertise and has to hope for wildcard invitations for main races. “Our missed participation in Liège and Flèche Wallone was greater than made up for with the invitation to the Tour de France Femmes. The intention is that our staff will not be depending on invites sooner or later. We need to go to the Girls’s WorldTour and ideally subsequent 12 months,” stated Lefevere.

“We’re searching for reinforcements on the switch market, however the Lorena Wiebes calibers should not good for our mouths financially in the meanwhile. Girls’s biking can be going robust on this respect. The brokers have found a brand new gold vein,” the supervisor stated.

He joined NXTG this 12 months with the employment company Experza, of which Lefevere is co-founder. At the moment, AG Insurance coverage was additionally introduced as the brand new primary sponsor. The administration of the staff is within the palms of Natascha Knaven-den Ouden and Jolien D’hoore.

AG Insurance coverage-NXTG transferring up:


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AG Insurance coverage-NXTG Applies to be A part of the Girls’s WorldTour in 2023
AG Insurance coverage-NXTG desires to step up subsequent 12 months. The formation, at the moment competing at Continental degree, has utilized to the UCI to affix the Girls’s WorldTour in 2023.

“We now have formally submitted an utility to grow to be a Girls’s WorldTeam,” says Natascha Knaven-den Ouden, who’s answerable for the each day administration, through a press launch. The staff desires to be a part of the Girls’s WorldTour subsequent 12 months and can ‘switch’ eight riders from the present core to the WorldTour staff. These are Julia Borgström, Ilse Pluimers, Lone Meertens, Gaia Masetti, Anya Louw, Ally Wollaston, Britt Knaven and Maud Rijnbeek.

The staff can be searching for reinforcements and can welcome some ‘skilled riders’ within the quick time period. Patrick Lefevere, who has been concerned within the NXTG mission since this 12 months, wish to see Lotte Kopecky make the swap to his ladies’s staff AG Insurance coverage-NXTG.

The staff desires to be a part of the Girls’s WorldTour subsequent 12 months, however the staff may even work with a junior and U23 staff from 2023. “This makes it a novel mission. We hope we’re not the final staff. We hope that we could be a supply of inspiration for different high groups to create a growth staff sooner or later as properly. I believe that’s the important thing to this complete mission,” says Den Ouden.

“For my part, it also needs to be the identical in ladies’s biking: that younger and impressive riders are given the chance to take the step from the junior and U23 formation to the Girls’s WorldTour. The inclusion of half of our present U23 riders in our elite staff is a testomony to our imaginative and prescient to develop and develop riders.”


Eusebio Unzue: “Enric Mas Nonetheless Doesn’t have the Skill to Lead a Crew”
Movistar’s Tour de France was one to shortly overlook. Chief Enric Mas needed to abandon two days earlier than Paris because of a optimistic covid check, however he by no means actually had an opportunity of a spot within the top-5 of the ultimate classification and admitted to affected by concern of crashing. And that has not gone unnoticed by staff boss Eusebio Unzué.

Within the mountain stage to Hautacam, Mas, tenth within the normal classification, made a break. Nonetheless, he misplaced contact with the opposite escapees due to concern of crashing. “I’ve an inner concern on descents this Tour de France, having fallen thrice earlier this 12 months. That explains my state of affairs and we’ve got to search for an answer,” Mas stated after the stage.

Crew boss Eusebio Unzué had a transparent opinion about Mas after the end of the Tour in Paris. “His psychological block throughout this Tour is just not regular. However it did assist us as a result of it’s clear that at 27 years outdated he nonetheless doesn’t have the power to steer a staff. He isn’t but able to tackle the duty of a staff, and the goals of a rustic.”

“We additionally need to be affected person with that,” stated Unzué to El País. “We now have to attend for that maturity to reach. I don’t know if he’s good to go to the Vuelta a España now, however I additionally know that Enric won’t ever contemplate not beginning.”

The Tour of Spain, which begins on August 19 in Utrecht, might be crucial for Movistar. The Spanish WorldTeam is in concern of relegation, in accordance with the most recent UCI rating. BikeExchange-Jayco nearly handed Movistar final week because of the victories of Simon Yates, leaving solely Lotto Soudal and Israel-Premier Tech with the Spaniards.

Enric Mas – Not a staff chief… but:


Remco Evenepoel Loved the Tour de France: “Hat Off to Jumbo-Visma”
Remco Evenepoel began the second a part of his season within the Clásica San Sebastián on Saturday. The head of that program: the Vuelta a España, begins in Utrecht on the third weekend of August. He ready himself in Livigno with an altitude coaching camp, the place he watched the finals of the Tour de France day-after-day. “For me, Tadej Pogačar continues to be the most effective rider on the earth,” he stated in a Zoom assembly.

“It was a really quick, sizzling and troublesome Tour. Jumbo-Visma made it look straightforward, but it surely was onerous for everybody. I used to be not shocked by the efficiency of the Dutch staff. However what they completed with all the squad was fairly spectacular. It was stunning to observe. That they had a giant plan earlier than the Tour they usually confirmed that plan to the entire world. I can solely take my hat off to that. After my lengthy coaching periods in Italy, that was fantastic tv for me. I actually loved it quite a bit,” he stated.

Jumbo-Visma had Tadej Pogačar on his knees, however Evenepoel doesn’t assume he actually cracked. “He misplaced time twice, that may occur to anybody. The day Jumbo-Visma attacked him on the Galibier was very powerful for him. He did win three phases, turned finest teen and was second within the last standings. So there isn’t any query of a nasty Tour. In my eyes he’s nonetheless the most effective rider on the earth. As a staff, Jumbo-Visma is way stronger and extra secure than UAE Crew Emirates. What Pogačar is doing is really phenomenal. He solves many instances on his personal, particularly within the final week. We now have to respect him.”

Evenepoel actually loved watching the Tour:


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Luis Léon Sánchez Would possibly Return to Astana Qazaqstan
Luis Léon Sánchez could return to Astana Qazaqstan subsequent season, in accordance with the Italian web site Tuttobiciweb. The now 38-year-old Spaniard nonetheless has a contract with Bahrain Victorious. The query is whether or not Sánchez will break his contract with Bahrain Victorious till the tip of 2023 to change to Astana Qazaqstan. Which means Sanchez would return to the Kazakh staff after just one 12 months. He raced there from 2015 to 2021, after which he signed a two-year contract with Bahrain Victorious.

Whereas Sanchez is about to go away, the arrival of Andrea Pasqualon is nearly sure for Bahrain Victorious. The Italian comes from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, the place he had stated that he would go away.

Sanchez on the best way again to Astana?


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Mikaël Cherel Extends for a 12 months
Mikaël Cherel, knowledgeable since 2007, has prolonged his contract with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM for the 2023 season. He has been a part of the squad since 2011.

“I’m pleased to increase my journey with AG2R CITROËN for an extra 12 months. This might be my thirteenth season with the staff, which is my ‘second household’. I thank Vincent Lavenu and all of the workers for his or her belief. The 2022 season with two Grand Excursions, even when the second ended abruptly, allowed me to point out that I’m all the time in a position to answer the largest occasions and I’m pleased to have the ability to proceed and to place my expertise on the service of the staff,” Mikaël Cherel stated.



Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl Indicators Simone Raccani as Stagiaire
From August 1, the Italian will sport the colors of the Wolfpack in quite a few races
28-Jul-2022: Having impressed within the U23 ranks these previous two seasons, Simone Raccani will get a style of what it’s prefer to race along with the professionals over the following couple of weeks as a trainee for Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl. Hailing from Carrè, a small city positioned within the province of Vicenza, Simone began biking on the age of eight and hit the bottom operating from his first season as a junior, racking up wins and several other different stable outcomes earlier than making a profitable transition to the U23.

There, driving for Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior, he took a spectacular victory within the prestigious Gran Premio di Capodarco, final August, when after initially being a part of a powerful group that went clear from the peloton on the penultimate lap, he attacked the final time up the “Muro” di Capodarco, a climb boasting 15% gradients, and left everybody else behind 300 meters from the road. Most lately, Simone completed third general at what’s arguably the hardest stage race on the U23 scene, the Giro della Valle d’Aosta, because of a stable and constant show within the mountains.

“I’m very pleased to trip as a stagiaire for this staff, probably the greatest and most profitable on the earth. My dream is to grow to be a GC rider, and this an important alternative for me to see how it’s to be among the many professionals each day and be taught many essential issues that I’m certain will solely assist me to develop as a rider”, stated the 21-year-old, who will debut for Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl subsequent week, on the five-day Vuelta a Burgos.

Simone Raccani:
Simone Raccani


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BORA – hansgrohe Indicators Florian Lipowitz as Stagiaire
With the signing of 21-year-old German Florian Lipowitz, the younger rider from the Tirol KTM Biking Crew will look to strengthen the BORA – hansgrohe squad from the first of August onwards. Lipowitz, a powerful climber, might be given the chance to realize expertise as a stagiaire in a World-Tour staff. As a former biathlete, he’s a profession changer and has solely been concerned in biking for 3 years. He’ll make his debut within the BORA – hansgrohe jersey on the Sazka Tour (4th – seventh August) within the Czech Republic.

“I’m very pleased in regards to the alternative to realize expertise in a World Tour staff as a stagiaire, sporting the jersey of BORA – hansgrohe. Once I began biking three years in the past, it was all the time a dream to in the future compete for a giant staff. For me it’s a giant step in what’s thus far solely been a brief profession as a bicycle owner, and naturally it’s an thrilling problem. I wish to achieve important expertise at BORA – hansgrohe over the approaching weeks, be taught quite a bit from my new teammates, and fulfil my duties through the race in the very best manner.” Florian Lipowitz.

“Florian has had appreciable success as a bicycle owner in a really quick time and has confirmed his potential, particularly within the mountains. For us, profession changers are an thrilling prospect, and I’m happy that we’ve got been capable of signal him as a stagiaire and provides this former winter sports activities athlete the chance to race within the colors of BORA – hansgrohe.” Ralph Denk, Crew Supervisor.

Lipowitz and Denk:


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Christian Scaroni indicators with Astana Qazaqstan Crew to the Finish of 2022
The Italian rider Christian Scaroni signed a short-term contract with Astana Qazaqstan Crew to the tip of the present season of 2022. The 24-year-old rider from Brescia goes to affix the staff already this week to participate within the UCI WorldTour stage race Tour de Pologne (30/7 – 05/08).

“After a troublesome interval in my profession I lastly obtained an opportunity to come back again and to signal a contract with a giant staff. No one in every of us might think about discovering ourselves ready with out a contract and a staff within the full season and, after all, it impacted closely. However, on the identical time me and my teammates we tried to do our greatest to point out our professionalism and to maintain on coaching day-to-day. Because of the Italian Nationwide Federation we obtained an opportunity to race as Nationwide Crew nonetheless displaying ourselves and getting good outcomes. And now, I’m tremendous pleased I obtained an opportunity to signal this contract with Astana Qazaqstan Crew, it’s an emotional and essential second for me. Certainly, I’ll attempt to repay the belief which the staff supplied to me. I’m prepared to present my finest to assist the staff to succeed in its objectives in any race I’ll have an opportunity to trip,” – stated Christian Scaroni.

Christian Scaroni is an all-rounder, who might be aggressive each in flat phases and within the mountains. This season he gained two phases at Adriatica Ionica Race again in June, additionally serving to his teammates to win the Tour of Sicily earlier in April.

“Christian is a younger proficient rider, and I’m pleased that we discovered a chance to offer him an opportunity already now, in the midst of the present season. There are nonetheless many races through the subsequent three months, so it’s a good alternative for the rider to point out himself but in addition for the staff to know if he fits us. I just like the professionalism which Christian confirmed throughout this troublesome interval out of contract, nonetheless working onerous each within the coaching and uncommon races with the nationwide staff, so I’m trying ahead to see him because the helper for Samuele Battistella in his first race with Astana Qazaqstan Crew in Poland,” – stated Alexandr Vinokurov, Common Supervisor of Astana Qazaqstan Crew.

Christian Scaroni to Astana:
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Urška Žigart Indicators For Two Extra Seasons with Crew BikeExchange-Jayco
Crew BikeExchange-Jayco is happy to verify the contract renewal of Slovenian climber Urška Žigart by means of to 2024, because the 25-year-old commits to 2 extra seasons, after discovering her toes shortly, feeling ‘snug’ throughout the Australian squad.

Žigart loved her first skilled victory with the staff in Could final 12 months after an distinctive 60km solo breakaway throughout Setmana Ciclista Valenciana, the place she exhibited to the staff and the world her true pedigree of grit and resilience, holding off a fast-chasing peloton to take the particular victory.

Since becoming a member of Crew BikeExchange-Jayco in January 2021, Žigart has selflessly labored to assist her teammates day-in-day-out, throughout all kinds of races, with GreenEDGE Biking thrilled to see the Slovenian commit to 2 extra seasons, as a reasonably ‘new’ however essential member of the Australian outfit on and off the bike.

Brent Copeland – Common Supervisor: “It’s with nice pleasure that we announce the contract renewal of Urška Žigart. She has had a tough 12 months exterior of racing, however the best way Urška dealt with herself was unimaginable and solely exhibits what a gutsy and decided rider and particular person she is. Along with her motivation and dedication she will nonetheless enhance quite a bit and grow to be an much more essential rider and staff participant for our squad. Over the previous two years we’ve got seen her develop and discover her place throughout the staff, she is a proficient climber and commits 100% to going for the consequence herself or as a valued and hardworking teammate. It is going to be nice to see what she will obtain over the following two seasons and we’re fortunate to have her proceed with us.”

Urška Žigart: “I’m actually pleased to be persevering with, I believe that I’ve discovered my place throughout the staff, I really feel snug and at residence. The environment is what I used to be anticipating after I first signed with the staff and I really feel like I belong right here, so that’s the reason I made a decision it’s a good factor for me to remain and proceed rising right here. I really feel like I’ve much more potential to fulfil. I need to proceed studying and particularly with my abilities however to additionally assist the opposite women get the most effective outcomes. In fact, the in the future that I can race for my very own consequence I may even be actually pleased, however that’s not my primary motivation, I need to proceed serving to the ladies and get higher and higher myself.”

Urška Žigart
Date of Delivery: 4th December 1996 (25)
Nationality: Slovenia
Joined GreenEDGE Biking: 2021
New Contract: 2023 & 2024

High Outcomes:
1st 2x Slovenian Championships – Time Trial (2022, 2020)
1st Setmana Ciclista Valenciana (2021)
third Slovenian Championships – Street Race (2021, 2020, 2019)
seventh Tour de Feminini ITT (2021)
eighth Emakumeen Nafarroako Girls’s Traditional (2022).

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Andrea Montoli, Fran Muñoz and Andrea Pietrobon, EOLO-KOMETA Biking Crew “Stagiaires”
Identical to final season, when three riders confronted a number of races with the ProTeam between August and October, for this 2022 additionally three riders of the U23 staff are going to have the ability to compete with the EOLO-KOMETA Biking Crew as ‘stagiaires’. Andrea Montoli, Fran Muñoz and Andrea Pietrobon are the three riders chosen by the teaching workers this time.



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Shifting up the Ranks: Matthew Riccitello Joins IPT as Stagiaire
Israel – Premier Tech is happy to welcome North American Matthew Riccitello as a stagiaire for the rest of the 2022 season.

The 20-year-old climbing expertise is ready to make his IPT debut at Vuelta a Burgos subsequent week the place the staff is trying ahead to seeing what Riccitello can do.

“We now have had our eye on Matthew Riccitello for some time and have adopted his progress on the U23 degree so we’re excited for him to affix IPT as a stagiaire. He’s an up-and-coming expertise and at simply 20-years-old, Matthew has a vivid future forward of him. At Vuelta a Burgos, Matthew will be part of a few of our most skilled riders and could have the chance to be taught from them within the fast-paced professional peloton,” defined Israel – Premier Tech Sporting Supervisor Rik Verbrugghe.

Riccitello has loved a profitable season thus far with Hagens Berman Axeon, together with general victory at Istarsko Proljeće – Istrian Spring Trophy in March.

“I’m tremendous excited to race with Israel Premier Tech as a stagiaire. It’s an important alternative to get extra race expertise, particularly with the WorldTour guys as I’ve been trying as much as lots of them all through my development within the sport. I’m trying ahead to soaking all of it in and studying as a lot as I can from the extra skilled guys,” stated Riccitello.

“Wanting in direction of the longer term, I see myself as a GC rider specializing in stage races so I’m grateful to IPT for giving me the chance to race in Burgos and additional my growth.”

Matthew Riccitello joins Israel-Premier Tech
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Alex Cataford Breaks Collarbone in Ordiziako Klasika
Alex Cataford won’t contact his bike for the following few weeks. The 28-year-old Canadian broke his collarbone final Monday in a crash within the Spanish one-day race Prueba Villafranca – Ordiziako Klasika, his Israel-Premier Tech staff reported through social media.

On Monday, Cataford raced for the primary time for the reason that Giro d’Italia within the Prueba Villafranca – Ordiziako Klasika. The rider was initially a part of the early break, however crashed out and was then taken to hospital.

A damaged left collarbone was discovered. Cataford doesn’t must go beneath the knife, however must rehabilitate within the coming weeks. He’s anticipated to make his comeback within the peloton in 4 to 6 weeks.

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Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl to Vuelta a Burgos
The forty fourth version of the Spanish race takes place between 2-6 August

Among the many many competitions the Wolfpack will race subsequent month, there may even be the Vuelta a Burgos, the place Remco Evenepoel triumphed in 2020, changing into each the youngest winner within the historical past of the race and the primary Belgian rider to place his title on the roll of honour.

Identical to two years in the past, the Vuelta a Burgos will as soon as once more function the climbs of Picon Blanco (7.8km, 9%) and Lagunas de Neila (11.5km, 6.2%), however this time solely the latter will host a summit end, on the final stage of the occasion whose first days ought to be very puncheur-friendly, as indicated by the finishes of Alto del Castillo and Clunia.

Chief of the staff victory classification this 12 months with 37 victories thus far, Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl will come to the beginning with a powerful seven-man staff consisting of Davide Ballerini, James Knox, Fausto Masnada – a stage winner this season on the Tour of Oman – Pieter Serry, Jannik Steimle, Ilan Van Wilder, and stagiaire Simone Raccani, third general only a few weeks in the past within the Giro della Valle d’Aosta.

“Vuelta a Burgos is a race the place we had success previously, and we hope to be once more among the many protagonists. We’re going there with a powerful squad, comprising a number of riders who can go for a great consequence, one in every of whom is Davide Ballerini, who had a formidable outing in Wallonie. We’re additionally trying ahead to seeing our younger stagiaire Simone in motion, this might be a great check for him”, stated Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl sports activities director Davide Bramati.

Ballerini to Burgos:


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