Tuesday, December 5, 2023

EUROTRASH Monday: All of the Information from the Peloton and Cyclocross Motion!


Some other very complete EUROTRASH biking information sack to drain this Monday: Best cyclo-cross motion from the Telenet Status West-Vlaamse – Ruddervoorde and the UCU Global Cup Cyclo-Move – Maasmechelen all with video, effects and studies. Plus Global champion, Mathieu van der Poel wins in Madrid.

Johan Bruyneel and Lance Armstrong on Remco Evenepoel on the Excursion – TOP STORY.

Excursion communicate: Excursion course clothier at the gravel degree, Remco Evenepoel at the Excursion gravel degree, BORA-hansgrohe, AG2R Citroën and Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at the Excursion, 50% likelihood Arnaud De Lie will experience the Excursion and Juan Ayuso to debut within the Excursion.

Rider information: Sepp Kuss won’t experience the Giro, Mathieu van der Poel to experience 10 to fifteen crosses and perhaps los angeles Vuelta, Egan Bernal targets at Los angeles Vuelta’24, previous buddies Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen, Geraint Thomas would possibly experience the Giro d’Italia 2024, Arnaud De Lie on the lookout for enhancements, Annemiek van Vleuten’s contention with Demi Vollering, Peter Sagan nonetheless needs experience highway races in 2024, Maurits Lammertink nonetheless has issues after coincidence and Marco Brenner leaves dsm-firmenich for Tudor.

Group information: Nairo Quintana again to Movistar, Oscar Rodríguez indicators with INEOS Grenadiers, Laboral Kutxa is bidding for a WorldTour license, Neilson Powless extends to 2027, Craddock, Hepburn and Juul-Jensen proceed with Jayco-AlUla, Burgos-BH indicators two New Zealanders from Bolton Equities Black Spoke, Ruby Roseman-Gannon extends with Jayco AlUla, Bahrain Victorious signal Torstein Træn, Alexy Faure-Prost joins Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, Burgos-BH extends with Jetse Bol, Specialised Bicycles and Group SD Worx prolong their partnership, EOLO KOMETA: A 12 months of enlargement, demanding situations and victories Equipo Kern Pharma says good-bye to Héctor Carretero and Giovanni Carboni and Movistar Group and Cafés Baqué squad spouse.

Race information: Excursion Colombia returns to the calendar, LCL rides in Yellow via 2028 and Vuelta a Andalucía Elite Ladies from Might 29 to June 2 in 2024.

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TOP STORY: Johan Bruyneel: “Remco Evenepoel is No longer a Favorite for the Excursion Podium”
Johan Bruyneel thinks that Remco Evenepoel will be unable to complete at the podium within the 2024 Excursion de France. The previous staff supervisor believes that Evenepoel’s possibilities aren’t so top because of his busy agenda. “The Excursion de France could also be a distinct sport than the Vuelta a España,” mentioned Bruyneel within the THEMOVE podcast.

The Belgian himself has 3 large favourites in thoughts; Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogačar and Primoz Roglič. “The ones 3 boys stay wholesome and infrequently have any dangerous success. Who would be capable to stay them off the rostrum? I see nobody. No longer Evenepoel both, no. He needs to experience the Ardennes classics and win a one-day race right here and there.”

“It’s his first Excursion de France. Ok, he already received the Vuelta, however the Excursion de France is a distinct ball sport. I don’t assume he can also be anticipated to compete for the rostrum. He nonetheless has to be informed the methods of the Excursion. There truly is a huge distinction with the Excursion. Particularly if the ones 3 boys (Vingegaard, Pogačar and Roglič) stay have compatibility and not anything occurs to them, Evenepoel will be unable to threaten them,” mentioned Bruyneel.

Lance Armstrong, the host of the podcast, additionally has his idea: “To be truthful, he has the skill to be at the podium, however there are a number of riders who can opt for the rostrum. Carlos Rodriguez and Richard Carapaz may also need to struggle for that podium spot if it turns into to be had.”

Excursion podium for Evenepoel?


Telenet Tremendous Status West-Vlaamse – Ruddervoorde Males 2023
Eli Iserbyt received the Superprestige Ruddervoorde for the fourth time in a row. On the end, the Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal rider beat Lars van der Haar. 3rd position went to Michael Vanthourenhout.


Thibau Nys used to be lacking in Ruddervoorde, however there have been quite a few different best riders initially of the Superprestige race. Eli Iserbyt, who received the primary spherical in Overijse closing weekend, used to be there and used to be the highest favorite. It used to be Iserbyt’s teammate, Michael Vanthourenhout, who used to be off the street first. Iserbyt used to be additionally on the entrance, however misplaced some puts within the first lap. After one lap, Kevin Kuhn led a gaggle that incorporated Vanthourenhout, Joris Nieuwenhuis, Niels Vandeputte and Lars van der Haar. Iserbyt and Ryan Kamp returned on the end line.

Somewhat later Laurens Sweeck additionally made touch, whilst Gerben Kuypers used to be somewhat additional again. Vanthourenhout had already spread out an opening on the entrance. The Eu champion didn’t truly experience away, and so Iserbyt and Vandeputte have been ready to catch the entrance riders. Van der Haar, Kuhn and Sweeck have been additionally shut, however in the back of them there used to be a relatively greater hole. After 4 of the 9 laps the six riders had come in combination. Within the fourth lap, Vanthourenhout, Iserbyt and Kuhn were given away in combination, however this got here to not anything. The following lap, Kuypers, Toon Vandebosch and Joran Wyseure additionally returned from in the back of. Somewhat later, Cameron Mason and Felipe Orts have been again on the entrance, so the velocity should have dropped. The following acceleration within the tempo got here at the 7th lap.

It used to be Iserbyt who put the drive on. Van der Haar used to be alert and jumped with him, as did Vanthourenhout. Going into the penultimate lap, the 3 had a 9 moment lead over Sweeck, Vandebosch and Kuypers. It used to be Kuypers who led the chase for the main trio. Then it used to be Van der Haar who put the drive on, which ended in errors by means of each Vanthourenhout and Iserbyt. After 8 of the 9 laps, Van der Haar had a small hole. The 2 riders from Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal have been on their restrict, however nonetheless got here again. Iserbyt got here via and straight away attacked. Van der Haar needed to let his competitor move and couldn’t pull him again. The victory went to Iserbyt, Van der Haar got here moment. Vanthourenhout used to be 3rd.

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Race winner, Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal): “It’s definitely great, however it used to be by no means the perfect victory nowadays. I made numerous errors. I’m glad that my closing lap used to be nearly easiest. What brought about the ones errors? It’s tremendous clean and we don’t experience with the heaviest profile, as a result of the remainder of the lap used to be very clean. Then it’s sliding and sliding. The tracks additionally trade each lap, so that you didn’t know whether or not to race left, proper or within the center. That truly makes it very tough. At the closing lap I knew I had to sit down in entrance of Lars at the ones climbs. That simply labored, after which I may simply experience at my very own tempo. I did an excellent stretch and that made a distinction. With the brand new route, the technical phase used to be very shut in combination and there have been many immediately sections to return again. There used to be additionally numerous silence for us, as a result of there have been 3 or 4 folks who weren’t truly shifting round. We have been seeking to assault, issues have been going swimmingly. This is why many riders saved coming again. I’m by no means the favorite on the Eu Championships. Realistically this is Thibau Nys. It’s from time to time like attending to the Eu Championship with out truly being the favorite.”

second, Lars van de Haar (Baloise Trek Lions): “I used to be hoping that with a excellent passage I would possibly simply be capable to get an opening, however they have been relatively higher. Midway throughout the race I attempted to assault, however that used to be in truth disappointing. In the event you’re within the lead your self, you’ll stumble upon your self somewhat a bit of. Then I couldn’t get into my pedal for a second, which brought about me to finally end up in the back of the race. Within the ultimate I believed: I’ll simply stay driving. I sought after to place drive on them in order that they couldn’t play the staff sport and in the event that they make a mistake, I may well be long gone. It used to be very tough. Occasionally you made a mistake at a time whilst you truly didn’t be expecting it, which used to be a disgrace. I had was hoping to get somewhat more room within the sand, however I frequently needed to cycle after. I had the sensation that I used to be on the restrict, that they had the sensation that they have been on the restrict and but the whole thing saved coming again. I do not know how that took place. Perhaps it used to be as a result of you have to simply race to any person right here. I should additionally say that it made a giant distinction when you have been on any person’s wheel towards the wind.”

third, Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal): “I’m at the podium, however I anticipated one thing higher. It might were so much worse, taking into consideration that I used to be nearly overtaken by means of six or seven other people at the closing lap. However in fact I used to be now not rewarded for the paintings I did. However there’s nonetheless numerous good things to return. That’s why I attempt to make the race onerous to get somewhat higher. Up till the midway level, issues saved coming in combination at the highway. I did numerous paintings, perhaps an excessive amount of, as a result of there used to be additionally numerous wind. The aim used to be to be within the entrance for each climb, in a different way you could possibly all the time must chase. I could have been within the lead a bit of an excessive amount of, however perhaps that’s why I stopped up at the podium. At first I felt truly excellent. I truly felt like I may make an opening. It labored on occasion, however I by no means had the legs to stick with it. On the finish you have to see that it deflated a bit of. I believe higher and higher in contemporary weeks. I’m hoping that a couple of extra percentages can be added against the next day. Then there can be an excessively difficult race in between with the Koppenberg and we can see subsequent week.”

Telenet Tremendous Status West-Vlaamse – Ruddervoorde Males End result
1. Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal in 1:02:04
2. Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions at 0:05
3. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 0:13
4. Kevin Kuhn (Sui) Circus-ReUz-Technord 0:16
5. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan-Corendon 0:21
6. Gerben Kuypers (Bel) Circus-ReUz-Technord 0:26
7. Felipe Orts (Spa) Burgos-BH at 0:30
8. Niels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:34
9. Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Crelan-Corendon at 0:38
10. Cameron Mason (GB) Cyclocross Reds at 0:41.



Telenet Tremendous Status West-Vlaamse – Ruddervoorde Ladies 2023
Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado used to be the favorite within the Superprestige Ruddervoorde and duly received. The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider went solo simply after half-way within the race and stayed away to the end. Annemarie Worst used to be moment, Marion Norbert Riberolle 3rd.


Fem van Empel wasn’t initially of the Superprestige Ruddervoorde, and so there used to be an opportunity for the opposite riders. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado may combat towards Inge van der Heijden and Annemarie Worst, and the others. The most productive get started got here from Zoe Bäckstedt, however Marie Schreiber took over. The Luxembourg rider speeded up onerous, which straight away ended in a cut up. 5 riders were given away early: Schreiber, Worst, Alvarado, Van der Heijden and Aniek van Alphen. Manon Bakker had misplaced her position because of a mechanical.

Sooner than the top of the primary lap, the main crew had thinned out from 5 to 3 riders. Van Alphen used to be ready to go back to the trio of Van der Heijden, Worst and Alvarado in the second one of six laps, however Schreiber needed to move after her speedy get started. Worst then opened an opening, however Alvarado didn’t let her move. She closed the lead within the sand with Van Alphen and Van der Heijden on her wheel, however after a brand new accelerations, the others have been dropped once more. Van Alphen had an issue along with her shoe and Van der Heijden had a nasty second.

Marion Norbert-Riberolle (Crelan-Corendon) used to be getting back from in the back of. She rode to 3rd position, however used to be neatly in the back of the 2 leaders, Worst and Alvarado. Alvarado in short pulled away at the 3rd lap. Then again, the variation remained small and when the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider modified motorcycles, Worst used to be ready to enroll in her once more. Within the fourth lap Alvarado broke loose once more and took a larger lead. Going into the penultimate lap, the variation between Alvarado and Worst used to be 14 seconds. A lap later she had widened the distance somewhat extra. With out an excessive amount of hassle she used to be then ready to take her first victory of the season. Worst completed in moment position, Marion Norbert-Riberolle got here 3rd.

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Race winner, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “I’m somewhat proud of that. It felt a bit of ambiguous. The primary a part of the race used to be somewhat difficult. The lap used to be difficult and the racing used to be speedy. I believe like the second one a part of the race went higher. It used to be tricky although. It used to be somewhat simple to make errors right here and, because of the outside, I additionally discovered it used to be now not all the time conceivable to click on into my pedals. In any case, fatigue performed methods on either one of them and that made the variation. I could have been the massive favorite, however I didn’t see it that manner. And I don’t enjoy that drive both. I’m now going to subsequent week in excellent spirits (for the Eu Championships). I’m hoping to head house with the most efficient conceivable outcome and I’ve a excellent feeling about it.”

second, Annemarie Worst (Cyclocross Reds): “I’d in fact have preferred to win, however it went a bit of higher nowadays. It used to be an excessively difficult race, I anticipated that a bit of. You must be excellent initially, as a result of after that it begins to fall aside a bit of. That used to be the case nowadays too. However it’s only a difficult lap. At one level I made a mistake and he or she pulled away a bit of. The distance remained the similar dimension for a very long time, however I used to be not able to near it once more. When did I knew it used to be over? With two laps to head, I simply couldn’t shut the distance. Fortunately I used to be ready to stay the distance the similar, however I simply couldn’t get any nearer. I died so much alongside the way in which. You couldn’t truly get a rhythm. It used to be off the motorcycle, on once more, off once more. And it simply didn’t paintings with the dust. It used to be an excessively difficult circuit. It’s all the time great if you have had a excellent race. That all the time provides a bit of of self belief.”

third, Marion Norbert-Riberolle (Crelan-Corendon): “I’m proud of my efficiency nowadays. I had excellent legs. It used to be now not simple with the brand new portions of the route. The primary lap wasn’t easiest, however I used to be higher than closing weekend in Overijse. I didn’t be expecting this, as a result of Overijse used to be tricky for me. However I’ve spoken to my new instructor Philip Walsleben. He mentioned I simply needed to have faith. After I stuck up with Van Alphen and Inge (van der Heijden), I knew I may opt for the rostrum. I felt higher within the corners and on some portions of the circuit. I attempted to get again to Annemarie (Worst), I believed it used to be nonetheless conceivable. However it’s my first podium in a Superprestige pageant. I’m proud of this.”

Telenet Tremendous Status West-Vlaamse – Ruddervoorde Ladies 2023
1. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck in 48:45
2. Annemarie Worst (Ned) Cyclocross Reds at 0:17
3. Marion Norbert Riberolle (Bel) Crelan-Corendon at 0:40
4. Aniek van Alphen (Ned) Cyclocross Reds at 1:01
5. Inge van der Heijden (Ned) Crelan-Corendon at 1:09
6. Zoe Bäckstedt (GB) Canyon//SRAM at 1:36
7. Alicia Franck (Bel) De Ceuster-Bonache at 1:41
8. Anna Kay (GB) Cyclocross Reds at 1:53
9. Denise Betsema (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 2:07
10. Sanne Cant (Bel) Crelan-Corendon at 2:29.



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UCU Global Cup Cyclo-Move – Maasmechelen Males 2023
Lars van der Haar received his first Global Cup cyclo-cross since November 1, 2022. The Dutch champion soloed to victory within the Maasmechelen Global Cup on Sunday. Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) used to be moment and Laurens Sweeck (Crelan-Corendon) 3rd.


The most productive get started in Maasmechelen went to Niels Vandeputte. Lars van der Haar, Michael Vanthourenhout and Eli Iserbyt, the highest riders on Saturday in Ruddervoorde, additionally had a excellent get started. Global Cup chief Thibau Nys used to be a couple of puts additional again, however after one lap he used to be within the first crew of eleven riders. Pim Ronhaar used to be simply 2 seconds forward. Vanthourenhout, who were held up by means of Ronhaar previous, jumped originally of the second one lap. That labored, and so we had two entrance runners. Iserbyt had a teammate on the entrance, however the Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal rider nonetheless attempted to move. He took a gaggle of riders with him, together with Van der Haar and Laurens Sweeck. There used to be now a bigger crew on the entrance once more, with Ronhaar within the lead for a very long time. At the fourth of 8 laps, Iserbyt took over the lead, with Nys and Ronhaar in his wake. Vandeputte, fourth within the race, had an opening.

at the fourth lap, Nys took over from Iserbyt and the Baloise Trek Lions gave it a move. He spread out an opening when Iserbyt needed to get off the motorcycle, however Iserbyt used to be ready to go back earlier than the beginning of the 5th lap, in conjunction with Van der Haar. It used to be then the Dutch champion who speeded up. To start with he may now not break out, but if first Iserbyt after which Nys needed to get off the motorcycle, Van der Haar ended up on my own within the lead. Going into the 6th lap, Van der Haar had 10 seconds at the first chasers, who have been led by means of Sweeck. Vanthourenhout used to be now not on this crew and the Eu champion quickly deserted. Iserbyt used to be nonetheless on the entrance for Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal, however he crashed initially of the 6th lap. This autumn brought about a cut up a few of the pursuers and Sweeck took benefit. He went on my own after Van der Haar.

Then again, because of a flat tyre, the Crelan-Corendon rider used to be dropped once more. The primary to move him used to be Nys, who now went on the lookout for his teammate Van der Haar on his personal. For a very long time the variation used to be about 10 seconds, however at a definite level the Dutchman began to lose time. Nys fell again to Iserbyt, who used to be on the upward push and regularly introduced the duo nearer to Van der Haar. At one level the variation used to be most effective 12 seconds. On the bell, Van der Haar had prolonged his lead once more to 17 seconds. That used to be sufficient. He took his first victory within the Global Cup since 2021, when he used to be the winner in Tabor. In the back of Van der Haar, moment position went to Iserbyt, after Nys crashed within the ultimate lap. Nys fell again and would sooner or later move the road in 7th. Laurens Sweeck completed 3rd.


Race winner, Lars van der Haar (Baloise Trek Lions): “It is a crucial victory for me. Profitable isn’t simple. There are some truly excellent younger guys. Lately I used to be ready to take pleasure in my teammates. It used to be very difficult, however thankfully it used to be most effective very difficult from the sand strip to the end. You couldn’t make up a lot time in the remainder of the lap. It used to be truly that specialize in the cruel phase and now not making any errors for the remainder. However I were given a flat tyre with two laps to head, so I believed it used to be over. However fortuitously it wasn’t too a long way to the pits. It stays tough, however there are relatively fewer stones, it’s relatively much less unhealthy. The circuit used to be higher in that appreciate. It’s simply very tricky to catch up. You’re racing at a bit of of extreme velocity in this lap, so it’s tricky to make a distinction. However that still has a bonus in case you are within the lead. I don’t know if that circuit (Eu champs) will swimsuit me completely, however in fact I’m aiming for a championship. You all the time need to be excellent there. I feel it’s figuring out beautiful neatly.”

second, Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal): “Lars used to be superb. I made numerous small errors. The route used to be slippery, however now not unhealthy. We all know what we’re doing. I made numerous errors at the small climbs and fell once more. Technically it wasn’t my easiest race, however the feeling used to be excellent. I feel I used to be the second one or 3rd easiest rider within the race. It used to be a troublesome race, however I’m proud of the end result. It isn’t simple to increase this type of lead right here. It displays that he used to be the most efficient rider within the race. When you’ve got any person striking for your leg, it’s important to experience quicker, proper? In the event you truly have tremendous legs, you’ll be able to nonetheless race there. The previous day I used to be a bit of higher, nowadays Lars used to be higher. A pleasing weekend. It’s nonetheless very early. I feel there are fourteen, fifteen races. So the speculation is solely to have a constant point. The distribution of issues within the Global Cup continues to be now not very beneficial for the one that comes moment, the winner nonetheless will get many extra issues. Lars simply mentioned that he doesn’t compete in all of the races, so perhaps that makes the variation. A Eu Championship and Lars van der Haar more or less move in combination in a single sentence. He all the time specializes in that match. In fact they’re from the similar staff (Van der Haar and Nys). Thibau races for Belgium, Lars for the Netherlands. That may make it particular. It’ll be a race that is going past nationwide borders. Vanthourenhout additionally reveals a route that fits him, Sweeck could also be high quality once more. There are 5 – 6 males who’ve an opportunity.”>

third, Laurens Sweeck (Crelan-Corendon): “Two flat tyres have been simply an excessive amount of. I had a excellent day, however I additionally needed to come from the second one row. As a result of everybody jumped in from the beginning, it used to be tricky to move. Then I were given my first flat tyre. I stopped up in moment place, however I were given a flat tyre. That used to be just a little an excessive amount of. I feel everybody has had some dangerous success. Lars had additionally had a puncture. I feel he used to be the most powerful within the race, however I don’t know if he can have knocked me off. After that sand strip you continue to had a troublesome phase from a health viewpoint. I couldn’t have any longer doubts there. I’m hoping the upward development continues and I’m hoping so to take part subsequent week. After all, the sensation used to be excellent nowadays. That’s a excellent signal after the day past (fifth in Ruddervoorde).”

seventh, Thibau Nys (Baloise Trek Lions): “It used to be only a dangerous day, which isn’t a nasty factor. I briefly realised that nowadays used to be now not going to be my day. I didn’t really feel nice throughout the reconnaissance. I had the sensation that I had a surplus within the first half of of the race. However truly going over my restrict and pounding for an hour used to be sadly now not conceivable nowadays. I had numerous hassle with hurting myself. I used to be in truth shocked that I used to be nonetheless within the working for the rostrum, as a result of I definitely didn’t really feel like I used to be moment or 3rd easiest within the pageant. Eli Iserbyt and Laurens Sweeck nonetheless needed to care for dangerous success, so it used to be in all probability now not so noticeable that I used to be now not nice. My very own crash on the finish used to be additionally a pricey one, as a result of I misplaced a podium position. In itself that doesn’t make an enormous distinction, however they’re issues that you just lose for the Global Cup scores. That’s a disgrace, as a result of given my feeling nowadays, I’d were more than happy with a podium position. With the Koppenberg and the Eu Championships at the horizon. It’s nice that we were given the win with Lars, we have now to proceed that development with all of the staff into Tuesday. I don’t have any issues of my fall, however we can nonetheless do a check-up simply to make sure.”

UCU Global Cup Cyclo-Move – Maasmechelen Males End result:
1. Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions in 1:02:43
2. Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at0:21
3. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Crelan-Corendon at 0:27
4. Niels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:30
5. Felipe Orts (Spa) Burgos-BH at 0:32
6. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions at 0:36
7. Thibau Nys (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions at 0:43
8. Cameron Mason (GB) Cyclocross Reds at 0:46
9. Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 0:52
10. Kevin Kuhn (Sui) Circus-ReUz-Technord at 0:57.



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UCU Global Cup Cyclo-Move – Maasmechelen Ladies 2023
Fem van Empel has received once more. The Global champion rode her 5th cyclocross of the season on the Maasmechelen Global Cup and in addition took her 5th victory. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado completed moment at a minute and a half of and Aniek van Alphen used to be 3rd.


The Global champion didn’t experience the Superprestige Ruddervoorde, however she used to be there once more in Maasmechelen. The Global champion were given off to a excellent get started and used to be the primary to hit the grass, simply forward of Marie Schreiber. In a while afterwards there used to be a crash, with Annemarie Worst and Manon Bakker amongst others. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, the winner of the Superprestige Ruddervoorde and the primary challenger for the victory, used to be in entrance and briefly settled directly to Van Empel’s wheel. The 2 cut up at the first lap, with Van Empel taking the initiative. Alvarado used to be put beneath drive, however after one lap they have been in combination once more. Aniek van Alphen used to be in 3rd position at 11 seconds, the remainder have been at greater than 20 seconds. It gave the look of the race can be a duel between those two, however Alvarado crashed on the second one lap. Van Empel opened a large hole and used to be now on a protracted solo.

In the back of the Jumbo-Visma rider, Van Alphen handed Alvarado, who had an issue along with her shoe and needed to move to the pits. Then again, Alvarado quickly were given again at Van Alphen, leaving her in the back of within the fourth lap. Van Empel now had a lead of greater than 30 seconds. In the remainder laps she would most effective widen the distance and used to be ready to have fun because the winner after six laps. Within the combat for moment position, Alvarado made some errors at the 5th lap, inflicting Van Alphen to catch to the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider. She even took the lead, however Alvarado didn’t let her move. She in flip handed Van Alphen and now made an opening. The race would stay like this: Alvarado got here moment, Van Alphen 3rd. In the back of, Van der Heijden narrowly beat Marie Schreiber.

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Race winner, Fem van Empel (Jumbo-Visma): “Lately it used to be very difficult, particularly the primary lap. My get started used to be beautiful excellent, that went neatly. However the feeling used to be now not superb at the first lap. However after the second one lap it went neatly, so I’m proud of the remainder of the race. Ceylin used to be very robust nowadays. She is in excellent situation, however sadly she had some dangerous success. She is able for the Eu Championships. It’s somewhat tricky to experience on my own, as a result of you haven’t any opposition, most effective from in the back of. You will need to race at a quick tempo. Occasionally it’s tricky to estimate how a lot forward you’re, however the other people at the sidelines do move on some knowledge. I used to be speaking about it with my father this summer time, we mentioned: it might be loopy if I’d do as closing 12 months. However thus far I’m doing higher than closing 12 months when it comes to profitable. I do know that is very particular and I revel in each second. There’ll definitely come a time when issues will decelerate, however I will reside with that too. A championship is all the time an afternoon aside. Subsequent Wednesday I can experience the Koppenbergcross. Optimistically I digest that neatly. On the Eu Championships the whole thing has to head neatly and I nonetheless must kick onerous. We’ll see, however I’ll do my easiest.”

second, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “I felt beautiful excellent, however I fell on the second one lap. Van Empel opened an opening and that used to be the top of the tale for nowadays. I fell somewhat onerous. My knee is open, my shoe used to be damaged and I used to be in somewhat a bit of of ache for a lap and a half of. I needed to take it really easy. Then I used to be ready to race once more, however it used to be already misplaced. I fell somewhat onerous after the beams, over that gravel phase. I used to be straight away in somewhat a bit of of ache. I had lack of energy within the knee I fell on. I used to be additionally nearly thirty seconds in the back of, so I knew instantly that it used to be already over, sadly. I feel we can have fought deep into the overall, I felt superb and somewhat robust nowadays. I didn’t have the impact that she would simply let me move nowadays, however sadly it grew to become out another way. If I recuperate neatly from my crash, I’m hoping so to publish a equivalent combat once more subsequent week. After which as an alternative of 1 lap, all of the race.”

third, Aniek van Alphen (Cyclocross Reds): “We all know that Fem (van Empel) is the most efficient this present day, however I’m glad to struggle for a podium spot. It used to be an excessively difficult race. With the day past’s race in hand it would have change into a bit of more difficult. However I feel the circuit used to be higher than closing 12 months. There have been some technical portions, so I truly loved it. I do know Ceylin could be very robust, however she had a damaged shoe. I do know what that’s like, it’s now not great. In fact you need moment position, however I knew it used to be going to be tricky. And I’m more than happy with 3rd position. When everyone seems to be having a excellent day, the whole thing is shut in combination. I’m glad that I used to be ready to take 3rd position, as it provides me self belief.”

UCU Global Cup Cyclo-Move – Maasmechelen Ladies End result:
1. Fem van Empel (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 51:46
2. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 1:28
3. Aniek van Alphen (Ned) Cyclocross Reds at 1:42
4. Inge van der Heijden (Ned) Crelan-Corendon at 2:00
5. Marie Schreiber (Lux) SD Worx at 2:03
6. Leonie Bentveld (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal at 2:04
7. Sara Casasola (Ita) FAS Airport Products and services-Guerciotti at 2:08
8. Alicia Franck (Bel) De Ceuster-Bonache at 2:41
9. Annemarie Worst (Ned) Cyclocross Reds at 2:53
10. Kristyna Zemanová (CZ) Brilon Racing at 2:53.



Madrid Criterium 2023
Mathieu van der Poel, the massive superstar of the Madrid Criterium, didn’t dissapoint and used to be the assured winner of the second one version of the race within the Spanish capital. The Dutchman took the whole victory because of his win within the highway race and his moment position within the removing race. The lately retired Luis León Sánchez received the removing race.

The day began with a 25 lap removing race, the place the 40 riders needed to keep away from being in closing position each and every lap not to be eradicated. One at a time they have been pulled out, till there used to be a duel for victory between Luis León Sánchez (Astana Qazaqstan), Oier Lazkano (Movistar) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck). The Murcian took the chance to near his official profession in taste and introduced his assault with one and a half of laps to head, leaving the Global champion in the back of and profitable. A completion to an excessively emotional day for him after the tribute won earlier than the beginning. Subsequent up used to be the street race, finishing a complete of 20 laps. A destroy briefly shaped with a number of riders from Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Burgos-BH, Eolo-Kometa, Kern Pharma, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Súper Froiz. Then again, they have been all the time inside succeed in of the peloton that managed the placement. As soon as neutralised, and with 6 laps to head, it used to be time to struggle for the win within the center of Madrid. Mathieu van der Poel took benefit of the regrouping and took a gaggle with him, together with Juan Ayuso (UAE Group Emirates), Juanpe López (Lidl-Trek), Omar Fraile (INEOS Grenadiers) and Luis León Sánchez.

Juanpe López’s assault led a response from the rainbow jersey, who stuck Lebrija and attacked to have fun his closing victory of the season at the highway. Within the dash, Juan Ayuso used to be ready to take moment position forward of Omar Fraile. The full, which added the issues accomplished within the removing and the street race, went to Mathieu van der Poel.

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Total Winner:
1st Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
second Juan Ayuso (UAE Group Emirates)
third Carlos Verona (Movistar).

Removal Race:
1st Luis León Sánchez (Astana Qazaqstan)
second Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
third Oier Lazkano (Movistar).

Highway Race:
1st Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck)
second Juan Ayuso (UAE Group Emirates)
third Omar Fraile (INEOS Grenadiers).

Easiest Younger Rider:
Juan Ayuso (UAE Group Emirates).

Issues/Dash pageant:
Fernando Barceló (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).

Madrid win for the Global Champion Mathieu van der Poel:


Excursion Path Fashion designer at the Gravel Degree
The gravel degree of the 2024 Excursion de France has attracted an even quantity of complaint from a number of other people. Each staff managers and riders don’t adore it. Thierry Gouvenou, the course clothier for ASO, explains the placing selection.

“We’ve made the promise by no means to devise two dash levels in a row once more. So we needed to get a hold of a wise solution to move the Alps. It’s a bit of just like the cobbles degree in 2010. Then it were two decades since we had put cobbles within the course,” mentioned Gouvenou to L’Équipe.

The Frenchman expects that the gravel sections could have a significant affect. “If a staff makes a decision to head all of the manner, it is going to be a draw. And that ribbon will sooner or later destroy. I’m hoping it is going to be a degree for males like Tadej Pogačar and Remco Evenepoel. I’m hoping they are going to create chaos.”

Gravel within the Excursion – No longer for the primary time:
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Remco Evenepoel At the Excursion Gravel Degree
Group bosses Patrick Lefevere (Soudal Fast-Step) and Richard Plugge (Jumbo-Visma) have already expressed their perspectives at the gravel degree within the 2024 Excursion de France, however Soudal Fast-Step rider Remco Evenepoel could also be now not a large fan. The Global time trial champion spoke to Het Laatste Nieuws: “Separate occasions and championships for gravel are already being organised. Do such gravel sections completely must be incorporated in a Grand Excursion or in different, commonplace races? I don’t assume it’s truly vital,” mentioned the younger Belgian.

Evenepoel doesn’t like gravel in a Grand Excursion. Within the 2021 Giro d’Italia, he didn’t experience neatly within the eleventh degree between Perugia and Montalcino, which contained some gravel sections, this price him greater than 2 mins.

However Evenepoel says he isn’t petrified of gravel. “After I educate in Pajottenland, I from time to time move over to Leuven and I from time to time dare to tackle this type of gravel phase. If you’re fortunate, the rather unfastened floor can be onerous and it is going to appear to be you’re simply using on asphalt.”

Remco now not partial to gravel:
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Statements at the Path of the Excursion de France 2024
The 2024 Excursion de France will quilt a distance of round 3,500 kilometres. For the primary time, it is going to get started in Italy, with the finale in Great additionally being a premiere on the Excursion. In between there are a number of kilometres of time trial and gravel and over 50,000 meters of altitude.

In a while after the course presentation, Ralph Denk, Group Supervisor of BORA – hansgrohe, gave his preliminary evaluate: “To start with look, it’s a balanced Excursion de France. For the enthusiasts, it’s thrilling that the GC favourites have to turn themselves instantly within the first week and that the verdict about yellow received’t most likely be made till the overall TT. Two TTs and several other altitude meters bode neatly for our plans. It’s widely recognized that I’m really not partial to cobbled and gravel sectors in Grand Excursions. That’s what the classics are for, for my part.”

Rolf Aldag, Head of Sports activities at BORA – hansgrohe, has already analysed the course. “We all know that the Excursion get started is all the time anxious. Now upload to that the truth that it’s also very tricky from a carrying viewpoint. To plot extra particularly, we can unquestionably take a look at the Italian levels. There can be quite a few alternatives round Paris-Great and Tirreno-Adriatico within the spring to do our homework. It received’t be a protracted wait – degree 4 is already a tricky one. As a GC rider, it’s now not sufficient to simply be at 90%. It can be an previous pronouncing, however it definitely applies right here: on nowadays you’ll be able to’t essentially win the Excursion, however you’ll be able to lose it very early on. After that follows an atypical from side to side. It’s now not a regular clockwise or counterclockwise loop via France. It’s extra of an Alps-Pyrenees-Alps transfer.”

“The time trials are each onerous. Wisdom of the route, pacing technique, selection of subject material – the whole thing turns into crucial right here. The overall TT, particularly, is unrhythmic, uphill out of Monaco and downhill into Great. It may well be a bonus that many riders reside there and know the route. The closing week is especially not easy and gives many possibilities for a initial resolution. If you have already got the risk to make up time right here, you’d remember to take it and keep away from the verdict at the ultimate day. The 2024 Excursion has some extraordinarily top mountains. There can be numerous driving above 2000 metres. Who will do neatly at that altitude? No longer many riders can, and it’s the step as much as the 2000 metre mark that somewhat frequently makes a distinction a few of the climbers. We’ll alter to that, and the altitude coaching camps can be much more primary now in our preparation.”

Rolf Aldag talks Excursion:


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AG2R Citroén at the Excursion’24
Vincent Lavenu: “The presentation of the Excursion de France is all the time a unique second. First, it’s a excitement to revisit pictures from the former version. Then it’s thrilling to find the course for the impending 12 months. It’ll be an strange Excursion de France with a historical get started within the town of Florence. The primary two days can be difficult. I in finding that there are numerous levels aimed toward sprinters. We will be able to must have this in thoughts. The second one a part of the route can be very tricky with a couple of summit finishes after which a time trial between Monaco and Great, which rather well may well be decisive at the closing day. I can even be more than happy to go back to the roads of the Hautes-Alpes, the place I grew up.”

Felix Gall: “Studying what the Excursion de France course can be is crucial second for me and for the staff. We will be able to must analyse it additional and to take an in depth glance, however from what I’ve observed, the closing week can be very not easy. There can be extra climbs that move above 2000 metres than in 2022. This is a component to take into accout. You’re going to even have to stick centered till the very closing day because it finishes with the tricky ultimate time trial. I can feel free to go back to the roads of the Excursion de France. I can be hiking many mythical climbs for the primary time and I’m truly eager about that.”

Felix Gall eager about the 2024 Excursion:
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Excursion de France 2024: “A pleasing parcours with alternatives for Intermarché-Circus-Wanty”
This Wednesday twenty fifth of October, the parcours of the Excursion de France 2024 has been printed within the Palais des Congrès in Paris in presence of Jean-François Bourlart, Maxime Segers, Aike Visbeek, Hugo Web page and Adrien Petit.

For the 7th Excursion in its historical past, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty will take part to an unheard of Grand Départ and ultimate. As a result of for the primary time, this 111th version will get started in Italy on twenty ninth of June from Florence for 3 days within the nation. And for the primary time, the Excursion de France won’t end within the capital however in Great with a time trial alongside the Côte d’Azur on twenty first of July.

The 21 levels via Italy, San Marino, Monaco and France are divided in two time trials, 8 flat levels, 4 hilly levels amongst which one containing gravel roads, and 7 mountain levels. Subsequent to the levels within the Apennines and the Massif Central, 4 end on a mountain best within the Pyrenees or the Alps.

The hole degree between Florence and Rimini is the Grand Départ with the absolute best quantity of hiking meters within the historical past of the Excursion, specifically 3600 meters. The second one day, a double ascension of the Madonna di San Luca guarantees a troublesome ultimate against Bologna, at the eve of a primary alternative for the sprinters within the longest degree of this version against Torino.

The peloton will head to the French Alps at the fourth day, with a end after the descent of the Col du Glibber. The primary time trial happens at the 7th day with 25 kilometre till Gerry-Chambertin, previous a impressive 9th degree with 32 kilometre of unpaved roads round Troyes, divided in fourteen sectors.

After the primary relaxation day, the peloton will move the open fields between Orléans and Saint-Amand-Montrond to succeed in the Massif Central on day 11 with greater than 4300 hiking meters on this degree. After two transition levels, two large days within the Pyrenees arise. The primary mountain best end on Pla d’Adet follows the ascensions of the Col du Tourmalet and Hourquette d’Ancizan. Tomorrow ends on best of Plateau de Beille, which is preceded by means of 5 different climbs.

The 3rd week brings the peloton again against the Alps for 3 decisive uphill finishes. An explosive ultimate against Superdévoluy awaits the riders on day seventeen. Within the 19th degree, 3 summits upper than 2000 meter must be conquered: the Col de Vars, Cime de los angeles Bonette (the absolute best paved highway in France at 2802m) and the overall climb against Isola 2000.

The overall mountain degree accommodates the Col de Turini and los angeles Colmiane within the path of the end on best of Col de los angeles Couillole, previous the overall time trial of 34 kilometre between Monaco and Great, passing the Col d’Èze.

Aike Visbeek (Efficiency Supervisor): “In large define, this great parcours of the Excursion de France 2024 consists of a cast opening weekend in Italy, enough alternatives for sprinters and an excessively tricky last weekend within the Alps. Our ambition is to make our colors shine from the Grand Départ in Florence to honour our a large number of Italian companions. To start with sight, the alternatives for the sprinters from day 3 may result in extremely speedy finals, however we’ll analyse each and every kilometre of these types of levels in main points to resolve the most efficient technique. As a result of I’m additionally satisfied that this course provides alternatives for groups with an competitive taste of racing, which isn’t displeasing to us.”

“From the viewpoint of a excellent ultimate classification for Louis Meintjes I’m additionally glad with the mountain levels within the Pyrenees and the Alps. The a large number of hiking kilometres to start with of the levels are really helpful for him, particularly to nearer we get to the top of a Grand Excursion. An extended highway must be achieved earlier than this impolite last weekend. To achieve it in excellent stipulations, we for instance must manage a thrilling 9th degree with 32 kilometre of gravel roads. A lot of alternatives can be offered to the riders of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty between Florence and Great, I’m satisfied that we can snatch them to win our first degree within the Excursion.”

Visbeek likes the Excursion:


Lotto Dstny: “There’s a 50% Likelihood that Arnaud De Lie Will Experience the Excursion”
It’s undecided which Grand Excursion Arnaud De Lie will make his debut in 2024. RTBF requested Stéphane Heulot, the staff supervisor of Lotto Dstny. “The danger that Arnaud De Lie will experience the Excursion in 2024 is fifty %.”

Arnaud De Lie has most effective been a qualified for 2 years, however has nineteen victories on his palmarès. The 21 year-old Belgian has received a number of best races, however continues to be ready to start out his first Grand Excursion, however will or not it’s the Excursion de France?

Group boss Heulot aired his ideas: “We will be able to communicate quietly with Arnaud. He’s definitely formidable. If we take him to the Excursion, that can in fact trade so much. However, we even have the Paris Olympics. As a rider you don’t need to input the Excursion with the speculation that you are going to and must surrender early. We nonetheless have to talk about all this.”

“At the present time I estimate the risk that Arnaud will contest the Excursion at fifty %. It’s sure that he’ll now not get started within the Giro d’Italia subsequent 12 months. After an excellent vintage marketing campaign, you will need to recuperate neatly. Simplest the Vuelta a España awaits within the autumn. Our resolution may also rely at the course of the impending Excursion of Spain,” mentioned Heulot.

Excursion for De Lie?


Juan Ayuso: “The Concept is to Debut within the Excursion de France Subsequent Yr”
UAE Group Emirates plans to debut Juan Ayuso within the Excursion de France subsequent 12 months. The 21 year-old Spaniard mentioned this at a press second previous to the Madrid Criterium. “I simply were given again from Dubai with the staff. The theory is to make my debut within the Excursion subsequent 12 months and notice the way it is going,” the EFE information company reported.

It seems like Ayuso will get started along Pogačar. “He’s these days primary and it’s commonplace that he is going to the Excursion because the chief,” mentioned Ayuso about his Slovenian teammate, who has already received the Excursion de France two times. “However as we noticed within the Vuelta, it’s smartest to have other riders there.”

Ayuso additionally hinted that he wish to move to the Olympics and the Global championships. “In fact I would like to take part within the Video games and the Global champs, which would possibly swimsuit me even higher. What I would like is to be in excellent form heading into the Video games, in order that the nationwide trainer can take me alongside. However I would like to visit each occasions and feature that during thoughts.”

Final 12 months, Juan Ayuso contested his first Grand Excursion, the Vuelta a España. He got here 3rd there on the age of nineteen. This season he completed in fourth position within the Spanish excursion, however he did win the younger rider classification. He additionally had some large wins previous in 2023, he received a time trial within the Excursion de Romandie and two levels, together with a time trial, within the Excursion of Switzerland, the place he completed moment total.

Ayuso aiming on the Excursion:
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Sepp Kuss will No longer Experience the Giro in 2024: “Too Many Time Trial Kilometres”
Don’t be expecting to look Sepp Kuss within the Giro d’Italia subsequent 12 months. The American rode the Italian degree race closing season, however he’ll in all probability omit the race in 2024. He mentioned earlier than to the Prudential Singapore Criterium.

In 2023 Kuss rode all 3 Grand Excursions, now he has different plans. “I feel subsequent 12 months it may well be a bit of too early to do all 3 once more,” he advised GCN. So no Giro d’Italia on 2024. “However I can unquestionably do the Giro d’Italia once more someday.”

“Subsequent 12 months, on the other hand, the Giro turns out to comprise too many time trial kilometres. I additionally assume it’s a laugh to visit the Excursion, whether or not it’s to assist out or for one thing else. Then I’d move to the Vuelta, which is an important race for me. I’d have preferred there to be extra top mountains (within the Giro), however perhaps that can come once more in every other 12 months.”

Subsequent 12 months’s Giro d’Italia will come with two particular person time trials, overlaying nearly 70 kilometres towards the clock, the primary on day seven. The riders must quilt 37.3 kilometres between Foligno and Perugio. The primary a part of the time trial is flat and really speedy, however the closing kilometres are uphill. Every week later, there’s a 31 kilometre time trial from Castiglione delle Stiviere to Desenzano del Garda, close to Lake Garda. The route is quite flat.

No Giro for Kuss:
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Mathieu van der Poel Will Experience ‘Ten to Fifteen’ Crosses this Iciness and is Taking into account Using the Vuelta in 2024
Mathieu van der Poel will most effective get started his cyclo-cross season on the finish of December. The Global champion mentioned in an interview after the Madrid Criterium, which he received on Sunday. Van der Poel additionally introduced that it would experience the Vuelta a España in 2024.

“I can get started the move season on the finish of December,” Van der Poel said. “It’ll be a bit of very similar to closing season. I can experience ten to 15 crosses, with the Global Championships as the overall match.” It isn’t but identified precisely which crosses Van der Poel will experience and the place he’ll make his go back. Final 12 months he began on November 27 with a victory within the Hulst Global Cup.

Van der Poel used to be additionally requested if he would get started within the Vuelta a España. “Subsequent 12 months is an opportunity, on account of the Olympic Video games,” mentioned the Global champion. “It’s a unique season. I’m taking into consideration it. We don’t know but what we can do, however the Vuelta is an possibility for subsequent 12 months.”

Move within the wintry weather and los angeles Vuelta subsequent autumn for Van der Poel:
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Egan Bernal Goals at Los angeles Vuelta a España Subsequent Yr
Egan Bernal rode two Grand Excursions this 12 months, the Excursion de France and los angeles Vuelta a España, however the 26 year-old Colombian hopes to be within the podium combat in 2024. The INEOS Grenadiers rider goes to concentrate on the Excursion of Spain subsequent 12 months.

The Colombian spoke to the Tachalo podcast. He hopes to compete for the overall victory in a Grand Excursion once more in 2024, after two tricky years. In 2022, Bernal had a major crash whilst coaching and has been improving since. This 12 months he rode a complete race agenda once more, however he used to be nonetheless on the lookout for his previous shape, particularly within the Grand Excursions.

The query is whether or not Bernal can nonetheless succeed in his previous point, with which he received the Excursion de France (2019) and the Giro d’Italia (2021). The Colombian nonetheless has religion in a go back. If Bernal manages to win the Vuelta in 2024, he’ll joins a listing with Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome, all of whom have received the Giro, Excursion and Vuelta.

Los angeles Vuelta for Bernal:


The Friendship Between Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen
Tadej Pogačar and Jasper Philipsen have been initially of the Excursion de France Prudential Singapore Criterium on Sunday. The previous teammates reminisced about their time in combination. “We’ve grown in combination,” Pogačar mentioned in an ASO press free up.

Pogačar and Philipsen have been teammates at UAE Group Emirates for 2 years. Their first season in combination used to be in 2019. “Jasper and I straight away clicked, in truth straight away throughout the primary arrangements for the street season. Through the way in which, do you know that we have been each born in 1998. That should be a excellent biking 12 months, proper?”

That season the 2 rode plenty of degree races in combination, making a friendship. “We in truth grew in combination that 12 months. Jasper as a sprinter and me as a climber,” mentioned Pogačar.

Philipsen has been ready to look up shut how Pogačar were given to the highest. “Tadej hasn’t modified in any respect. He could have received numerous races, however he’s nonetheless as great as ever. We now not race for a similar staff, however we nonetheless frequently ship each and every different messages.”

The 2 best riders weren’t the one large names initially of the second one version of the Excursion de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. Egan Bernal, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan have been additionally on the place to begin.

Previous pals:
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Geraint Thomas May Experience the Giro d’Italia 2024
Geraint Thomas, who has simply prolong his contract with INEOS Grenadiers till the top of 2025, is also initially of the Giro d’Italia once more subsequent 12 months. “It’s definitely an possibility,” the 37 year-old Briton advised The Mother or father.

Previous this month, race organiser RCS Recreation, offered the course of the 2024 Giro d’Italia. The Italian excursion begins on Saturday, Might 4 2023, with a hilly degree to Turin and ends 3 weeks in a while Sunday, Might 26, with a flat degree in Rome. With two quite very long time trials and quite few ultra-tough mountain levels, it sort of feels excellent for Thomas.

“After I take a look at the course of the impending Giro d’Italia, I see that two very long time trials were drawn out. There could also be a degree on gravel roads and an excessively difficult 3rd week. It’s definitely an possibility to take part within the Giro,” mentioned Thomas, who got here very with reference to total victory on this 12 months’s Excursion of Italy. The British rider began the decisive mountain time trial as chief, however used to be overwhelmed by means of Primoz Roglič and misplaced the lead.

Whether or not Thomas will seem initially in Italy in 2024 continues to be observed. Then again, the skilled rider is obvious on the subject of the Olympic Video games in Paris. “It might be an excellent function, that’s needless to say. I’ve already participated within the Video games 4 occasions and a 5th participation can be truly nice. A medal? Why now not? I nonetheless succeed in an excellent point.”

Thomas for the Giro once more?


Arnaud De Lie Searching for Enhancements
Arnaud De Lie once more took ten victories in his moment season as a qualified. Then again, within the Excursion of Guangxi, his closing race of the 12 months, he had no wins. He has an concept why that used to be the case.

“It used to be a race… gosh… I don’t assume I’ve ever ridden such a very easy six-day race earlier than,” De Lie advised Het Laatste Nieuws. “Probably the most observations this season used to be that I nonetheless lack enjoy in a truly flat dash. It’s additionally now not what I wish to do, I wish to dash on a tougher end line after a tricky, gruelling race. I received nearly they all of that kind in 2023.”

“On punchy finishes, the place freshness performs a a very powerful function greater than natural velocity, I’m… (hesitates for a second) now not the easiest, that standing belongs extra to Van der Poel, Van Aert or Pogačar… however nonetheless one of the most easiest on the planet. I need to focal point additional in this subsequent wintry weather: on digesting lessons de guerrier, Flandrien races, even higher. If I’m truly robust, that’s the house wherein I will excel with my abilities.”

So De Lie wishes some extra enjoy within the flat sprints, however shouldn’t he merely dash extra frequently along with his palms on the backside of the handle-bars? “This is by means of definition extra aerodynamic,” mentioned the 21 year-old rider, who nonetheless typically sprints along with his palms at the levers. “However from the instant you move uphill flat-out at 50 kph, sprints like I frequently win, you’ll be able to make amends for that aero deficiency with further energy to race simply as speedy. My victories show that. I additionally simply really feel extra pleased with my palms on best of the handlebars. And that’s what it’s all about in spite of everything.”

He concurs with Lotto Dstny CEO Stéphane Heulot that he’s nonetheless peddling too onerous this present day. “The racing is changing into quicker and quicker, which makes the precise cadence tremendous primary. I’ve been running on that for a very long time, in conjunction with trainer Jeroen Dingemans. The evolution used to be noticeable this season. However it isn’t one thing that I will utterly remedy with one coaching. A number of years move. Moreover, I proceed to tinker with my efforts from one to 5 to 10 mins. As a result of the ones are the guns with which I win my races.”

De Lie sees his weaknesses:
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Annemiek van Vleuten Embraced Competition with Demi Vollering
Annemiek van Vleuten and Demi Vollering battled each and every different in recent times. The now retired Van Vleuten ’embraced’ the contention, she mentioned within the Bureau Recreation podcast. “As a result of I felt that folks like that,” she defined.

Van Vleuten didn’t hate Vollering, she emphasises. “She is an absolutely other particular person than I’m, with very other motivations in best recreation. She additionally has an excessively other persona, however that still makes it glorious that she additionally achieves best performances from an absolutely other coaching self-discipline, from an absolutely other persona. However I didn’t have her motivating me to win extra.”

Within the 2023 Vuelta a España, received by means of Van Vleuten, there used to be an incident. Vollering accused her competitor of making the most of her toilet destroy to tug the peloton into echelons. A 12 months previous, within the ultimate degree of the Excursion de France Femmes 2022, Vollering’s SD Worx had simply raced forward when Van Vleuten suffered a flat tire. Was once this the time for payback? “No, this used to be an absolutely other state of affairs,” mentioned Van Vleuten.

“However I believed her interview used to be hilarious, additionally {that a} connection used to be sought. We simply had the plan to save it there. I additionally idea it used to be great that Riejanne Markus mentioned that Jumbo-Visma knew that issues would move sideways there too, so all groups have been in truth mindful that it used to be now not a great time to pee there. They have been great and on my own there, so I needed to snigger very onerous at that ‘cry-cry’ tale, I should say. It simply wasn’t good.”

Sooner than the Global championships, Vollering and Van Vleuten spoke at the telephone. “Demi referred to as me to provide an explanation for what took place. We have been additionally joking a bit of about either one of our buddies who from time to time have a troublesome time with us, so there used to be some humour concerned as neatly. It used to be excellent that she referred to as. You then additionally get probably the most chilly out of the air,” mentioned Van Vleuten.

“You’re competition, however you even have appreciate for each and every different. I additionally idea it used to be great that she mentioned that I motivated her to additionally paintings with a sports activities psychologist. That’s additionally really nice that she could be very open about it. She additionally had an excellent 12 months, there’s not anything to criticise about that.”

The Van Vleuten and Vollering contention:


Peter Sagan Nonetheless Desires to Compete in Highway Races in 2024
Peter Sagan has mentioned good-bye to the absolute best point as a bicycle owner, however that doesn’t imply that he’ll now not compete at the highway. In his bid to qualify for the Olympic mountain motorcycle race in Paris, he’s prepared to sharpen his shape with some highway races. It continues to be observed which staff he can race for.

“My function is to have a laugh, do my easiest and check out to qualify for the Olympic mountain motorcycle race in Paris, the place I need to finish my profession,” Sagan advised Slovak recreation.sk. “Then again, I’m in discussions with Specialised and we’re taking a look into the potential for doing two or 3 highway races. This will likely by no means be within the WorldTour, however at a decrease point. It must be an addition and diversity to my mountain motorcycle preparation.”

It’s already sure that Sagan will take part in some smaller highway races, he says. “We simply must discover a answer with my sponsor, Specialised. I would like to do a little smaller degree races, however the ultimate resolution can be made by means of the Specialised technical group of workers. In fact, a race should have compatibility inside my agenda, which can be fascinated about mountain cycling.”

The 33 year-old Sagan isn’t about profitable within the races he’ll compete in, he emphasises. “It’s about getting miles in my legs and bettering my shape,” mentioned three-time Global highway champion. “I don’t know which jersey I can put on, however there’s no doubt that Sportful, Specialised and 100% can be on it. Specialised and I are taking into consideration two or 3 conceivable groups.”

This kind of is the staff for which his brother Juraj works as a sports activities director, the continental RRK Crew-Pierre Baguette-Benzinol. “Then again, I take into account that it is a difficult possibility for a number of causes and might not be simple to put into effect,” mentioned Sagan. “However in my opinion I believe maximum about this feature, as a result of I’d get the risk to enjoy the race once more with my brother and this can be a Slovak staff. However like I mentioned, there are nonetheless some hurdles to conquer to make it a truth.”

Sagan now not completed at the highway:


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Ex-Professional Maurits Lammertink Nonetheless Scarred by means of Coincidence
Maurits Lammertink nonetheless suffers the effects of an coincidence that price him his biking profession greater than two years in the past. The ex-professional rider has a headache each day and is well overstimulated, he mentioned in an interview with TV Oost.

The coincidence took place in the summertime of 2021. Lammertink used to be hit by means of a scooter when he went for an ice cream along with his circle of relatives. After a scan, it grew to become out he had a couple of haemorrhages in his head and used to be admitted to the ICU.

“Bodily the restoration used to be fast, however cognitively the wear used to be in depth. It took me a couple of months earlier than I truly understood what had took place to me. Docs advised me issues, however I didn’t perceive anything else. You then get started bluffing, pronouncing sure to the whole thing. Simplest after a couple of months did I slowly be informed, and in addition via remedy, what used to be flawed in my head,” mentioned Lammertink.

That injury nonetheless performs a significant function in his lifestyles. “I will’t manage stimuli neatly. I’m very drained and feature consistent complications. I get up with it and because the day is going on it will get worse. Discovering the precise phrases is an issue and I’m frequently grumpy and feature a brief fuse. Staring at tv could also be now not conceivable.”

His female friend Marion concurs: “I in finding it a lot worse that Maurits displays little involvement in what is going on in our circle of relatives. Whilst he used to be all the time very social and empathetic. When he crossed the end line at a race, he straight away requested concerning the kids. It hurts that that pricey spouse and father is infrequently there anymore.”

Lammertink doesn’t truly know the way he needs to spend his lifestyles within the coming years. “I nonetheless truly revel in biking, however it takes numerous power and I’ve to distribute my power neatly. I’d cherish to do one thing in biking, training or no matter. However that could be a international filled with stimuli and that isn’t conceivable.”

Lammertink used to be a qualified with Vacansoleil-DCM in 2012, he had his easiest years with Roompot-Oranje and Katusha-Alpecin, the place he received the Excursion of Luxembourg (2016), a degree within the Excursion du Limousin (2015) and the Baloise Belgium Excursion (2017). The closing two years of his profession he rode for Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert.

Lammertink nonetheless having issues:
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Marco Brenner Leaves dsm-firmenich for Tudor
Marco Brenner will depart dsm-firmenich after 3 years. The younger German didn’t obtain a freelance extension from the Dutch WorldTeam. WielerFlits say that he’s switching to Tudor Professional Biking.

In his junior days, Brenner used to be a few of the international’s best riders with total victories in 2019 within the difficult Swiss Country’s Cup U19 race Excursion du Can pay de Vaud, the place he received 3 of the 5 levels, and the Öberosterreich Rundfahrt.

A number of WorldTeams have been after him, however he selected Group Sunweb. Within the announcement they talked a few contract till the top of 2024. WielerFlits understands that this can be a three-season contract with the choice for a fourth, 2024 season. dsm-firmenich has determined to not soak up that possibility, permitting Brenner to search for a brand new staff. The 21 year-old German has now not controlled to turn skill at official point.

Since his official debut in 2021, two 5th puts in levels of the Vuelta and Excursion of Poland are his easiest leads to the WorldTour. This 12 months, a 6th position within the German highway race championship used to be his easiest outcome. He would sign up for a few of his previous teammates at Tudor Professional Biking subsequent 12 months. Alberto Dainese, Marius Mayrhofer and Florian Stork all moved from Group dsm-firmenich to Fabian Cancellara’s staff.

Brenner going to Tudor:
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Nairo Quintana Comes Again House
Movistar Group set to convey again to their roster in 2024 a logo in their contemporary historical past and a reference of sports activities in Latin The usa, their paths again in combination after 5 years.

A brand new hope for the person who modified the historical past of his recreation in Colombia. Movistar Group confirms Saturday that Nairo Quintana (Cómbita, Boyacá, COL; 1990) can be a member of its official roster in 2024.

The squad controlled by means of Eusebio Unzué open their doorways to a legend in their organisation, one of the most riders attaining essentially the most resounding good fortune for the Telefónica emblem because it began backing Abarca Sports activities’ groups in 2011.

Quintana returns, 5 seasons later, to put on the Blue colors after his first spell from 2012 to 2019, years wherein he changed into a beacon and consultant for Latin The usa, way past biking and sports activities basically.

Nairo Quintana: “It’s tremendous emotional for me to be again house. It’s been this type of difficult 12 months. The sleepless nights, such a lot of days of sacrifice, occurring my motorcycle and seeking to stay pushing, beneath the rain or the sizzling solar. However it used to be all value it. I received’t waste this chance. I do know the values of the staff, the values of recreation. I can give my the whole thing do issues proper, and I need to assist the staff reach the most efficient effects. I’m so extremely grateful to the Movistar Group, Telefónica, the squad, the entire squad, for this nice alternative, which I’ve been looking ahead to for see you later. With all my center and my legs, I’ll do my easiest to lead them to, in addition to the enthusiasts, glad and proud. I’m hoping this period now beginning can be a truly a hit one for the staff.”


Oscar Rodríguez Indicators a 3-Yr Contract with the INEOS Grenadiers
INEOS Grenadiers is happy to announce the signing of gifted Spanish degree racer, Oscar Rodríguez, securing his dedication to the staff till the top of 2026.

Rodríguez, identified for his robust hiking skill, scored his leap forward Grand Excursion degree victory at Los angeles Camperona on Degree 13 of the 2018 Vuelta a España. Oscar has demonstrated resilience and ambitious energy of personality this season, getting back from a major crash which noticed him abandon the Giro d’Italia on Degree 11.

Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Group Primary, commented, “We’re extremely joyful to welcome Oscar to the INEOS Grenadiers circle of relatives. Over time he’s persistently demonstrated his skill and skill to beef up his team-mates over difficult, mountainous terrain. He has the tenacity to snatch a possibility when it’s offered and take victories of his personal – a feature we inspire in our riders. He’ll additional beef up our roster, and I’m certain his cool head and upbeat persona can be an excellent have compatibility with our rider crew.”

Oscar Rodríguez shared his ideas at the partnership, including, “I’m truly glad to be becoming a member of the INEOS Grenadiers. It’s all the time been a dream of mine to be a part of this Group, one of the most easiest on the planet, and so it is a beautiful particular feeling. The mountains are my herbal habitat in order that’s the place I’m hoping to give you the maximum beef up to the staff. I will’t wait to be available in the market pushing it at the climbs with my team-mates dressed in an INEOS jersey. It’s going to be a laugh! To experience with guys like Egan and Geraint, who’ve each received the Excursion de France, can be an actual honour. I’m taking a look ahead to studying from either one of them, and the use of their wisdom to assist give a boost to myself as a rider.”



Laboral Kutxa is Bidding for a WorldTour License
Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi these days has a Continental license, however the Basque girls’s staff hopes to be a part of the Ladies’s WorldTour subsequent 12 months. The staff is at the record of those that have implemented for a Ladies’s WorldTour license for 2024 and 2025.

The UCI will hand out fifteen Ladies’s WorldTour licenses for the following two seasons in mid-December, however must disappoint one staff on this procedure. 16 groups have submitted an utility to the global biking union. Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi has joined that record

The Basque staff has had WorldTour ambitions for a while, however is now in truth attempting for a license. “We already expressed our pastime closing 12 months,” a consultant of Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi advised Cyclingnews. “We’ve submitted an utility as a result of, in keeping with our evaluate, we meet all of the necessities. However in fact the UCI has to evaluate that.”

The staff can rely on a bigger price range for 2024 of €1.8 million and has a long-term settlement with present companions Laboral Kutxa, Orbea and Etxeondo. Laboral Kutxa, a Basque credit score union, has signed as much as the staff till the top of 2029, so the staff is in a excellent monetary place.

On a carrying point, the staff has additionally controlled to beef up itself in contemporary months. Laboral Kutxa Fundación Euskadi will begins the brand new season with seventeen riders. They controlled to draw one of the most higher climbers of the peloton, Ane Santesteban. The opposite learners are Lourdes Oyarbide, Jessenia Meneses, Catalina Anais Soto, Laura Tomasi, Cristina Tonetti and Eri Yonamine.

“However we’re acutely aware of the truth that we now have much less to provide when it comes to recreation than the opposite groups,” he added. “However we’re nonetheless constructive about our probabilities of a WorldTour license. The staff will quickly have an excellent greater price range and can due to this fact keep growing on a carrying and organisational point. Those steps will in fact be even better if we’re a part of the Ladies’s WorldTour.”

Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi shifting as much as WorldTour?
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Neilson Powless Extends Thru 2027
With new extension, the American’s ambitions are upper than ever.

Neilson Powless is getting into his personal. 2023 used to be the American’s easiest 12 months but. He simply turned into a father. His ambitions now are more than ever. Neilson lately prolonged his contract with our staff throughout the 2027 season and is able to lead EF Schooling-EasyPost into the long run.

“This is a beautiful superior feeling,” Neilson says. “I joined the staff in 2020 and feature simply grown such a lot right here and evolved such a lot as a rider and an individual. Once a year, I’ve been getting higher with this staff and its beef up and construction. It used to be beautiful transparent that this position felt like the most efficient position for me to prevail and keep growing. I simply really feel so at house right here and am truly proud of the path of my profession and the folk that I’ve round me to beef up that.”

Ever since Neilson joined our staff in 2020, he has been a stalwart racer. Wins on the Donostia San Sebastian Klasikoa, Japan Cup, Étoile de Bessèges, and Grand Prix Cycliste los angeles Marseillaise, a podium at Dwaars door Vlaanderen and 5th position on the Excursion of Flanders, plus a stellar run within the King of the Mountains jersey throughout this 12 months’s Excursion de France are crowning moments from his time in EF Schooling-EasyPost purple thus far. The contributions he makes at the highway and within the bus each time that he pins on a bunch are simply as precious.

“Neilson has an excessively robust sense of staff—of circle of relatives,” says EF Schooling-EasyPost CEO Jonathan Vaughters. “He brings his easiest to each day he races. He by no means displays up unprepared. He all the time needs to do the most efficient he can for his staff. That’s an instance his teammates must glance to for path and precisely why I’m glad to signal him up for the approaching years.”

Neilson credit the ambience that we’ve got created at EF Schooling-EasyPost for his good fortune. This staff looks like house to him.

“I feel this staff simply truly is aware of methods to get the most efficient out of each and every particular person,” Neilson says. “This staff has numerous other sorts of other people, from in every single place the sector. I feel we’re one of the global staff within the WorldTour and with the ability to pull good fortune from other people from in every single place the globe, from such a lot of other puts, bringing all of them in combination on one staff and getting essentially the most out of them as an individual and as an athlete and as a staff participant, is a lovely tricky activity, however the other people that we’ve got who facilitate that and check out to make it a truth have discovered an effective way to do it. I imply, I simply love going to motorcycle races and spending time with all the guys at the staff. The staff environment is in order that excellent and it’s all the time only a truly nice enjoy to visit a race. Profitable is all the time the ambition and the function, however regardless of the end result, the staff environment and the way in which we paintings in combination is all the time the place it must be, and if there are any adjustments that want to be made, the ones problems get addressed straight away and everybody can be informed from them and transfer on. The way in which that the staff operates is considered one of a sort.”

Our staff’s open-mindedness could also be an enormous plus for Neilson. He has change into probably the most flexible racers within the peloton, able to head toe-to-toe with the most efficient climbers on the planet over the Excursion de France’s absolute best cols and the highest classics riders on Belgium’s cobbled bergs. By no means one to be boxed in, he has been inspired to head out and stay breaking down partitions by means of attempting new issues. That assists in keeping him motivated for the long run.

“It looks like I get bodily more potent, however I’m additionally simply studying new techniques to race and studying about various kinds of races that I will be aggressive in and simply being on a self-discovery trail like that at this point is truly thrilling,” Neilson says. “This 12 months used to be a truly large eye opener for me when it comes to with the ability to move after wins within the spring classics. That could be a truly, truly thrilling trail, a thrilling journey for me to take a look at to head after. The ones have been races that I didn’t truly assume I used to be going so to be part of, however I simply assume it used to be superior that I used to be in a staff that used to be prepared to take an opportunity on it and provides it a take a look at. The ones races have been simply such a lot a laugh. I’ve been loving racing my motorcycle those previous few years, as a result of I’ve been ready to take a look at numerous new issues and be informed so much about myself in the ones moments, and I feel this is almost definitely what has helped me develop and give a boost to even quicker.”

Neilson’s teammates additionally stay him motivated. Skilled cyclists spend numerous time in combination at camps and at the highway, however with the riders we now have on our squad the ones moments are all the time stress-free reports, which makes it a lot more straightforward for Neilson to stay pushing onerous.

“I unquestionably omit my circle of relatives once I move to a camp, however they’re surely truly a laugh,” Neilson says. “I feel this is simply on account of the gang of men we now have. I don’t assume I’ve ever been to a coaching camp the place I used to be bored or didn’t need to be there anymore. It’s all the time identical to we’re going to hang around with a host of buddies and revel in driving motorcycles, and I believe like that’s the manner it must be. It must be a profession that you just get numerous pleasure out of, as a result of on the finish of the day, we selected this profession, we selected this recreation, as a result of we adore it, and also you don’t need to lose that. This staff unquestionably assists in keeping that dream alive, which is superior.”

The bonds shaped throughout the ones camps or on lengthy journeys assist Neilson and his teammates experience higher throughout the ones vital, chaotic moments in races when they have got to place their accept as true with in each and every different and make split-second choices and strikes for one every other at the fly. Neilson could be very acutely aware of the efforts that his teammates make for him and is all the time made up our minds to complete off the process.

“There were quite a few races, particularly this closing 12 months within the classics, when having a teammate simply utterly promote out for me would completely make or destroy my race, and having teammates who have been prepared to make that sacrifice and have been glad to do it, have been glad to simply endure for me, understanding that it’s for me, now not for them, that truly hits deep,” Neilson says. “It provides me numerous motivation, numerous self belief, and it makes me truly recognize the fellows that I’ve round me, the fellows who’re prepared to head via that ache for me, understanding that they aren’t going for a outcome themselves, however that they’re going via all of that ache to place me able to do neatly, that truly makes me need to move even deeper.”

For the approaching years, Neilson’s ambitions know few bounds. He and his teammates are going to race for large wins.

“I wish to win a cobbled vintage,” he says. “I wish to win a Monument and stay going after international championships yearly. That is an Olympic 12 months bobbing up as neatly. I’ve numerous one-day racing ambitions, after which, clearly, there’s the Excursion de France. You all the time need to display as much as the Excursion with the most efficient shape you’ll be able to to race the most efficient guys on the planet when they’re at their height health, however the cobbled classics and the Monuments are particular races in their very own proper. It looks like I’m knocking on the door of a type of races, so I’m hoping I will nail one subsequent 12 months.”

We are hoping so too, Neilson. It doesn’t matter what, we’re excited to observe you stay progressing as a racer and move after the ones victories in EF Schooling-EasyPost purple.

Neilson Powless to 2027 with EF Schooling-EasyPost:
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The ‘Engine Room’ Craddock, Hepburn & Juul-Jensen Set to Proceed Their GreenEDGE Biking Tale
Fan favorite Chris Juul-Jensen and Australian powerhouse Michael Hepburn are each set to stick at Group Jayco AlUla after signing new two-year contracts, whilst Texan Lawson Craddock extends his contract to look him via to the top of 2024.

Juul-Jensen’s new contract will take the Dane to ten years within the GreenEDGE Biking circle of relatives, whilst Hepburn, one of the most authentic GreenEDGE Biking riders, who joined the staff in its inaugural season again in 2012, will revel in beginning his thirteenth season with the squad. Craddock, a more energizing face who joined the gang extra lately initially of the 2022 season, will see this new contract extension take him into his 3rd 12 months.

The Dane
Now 34 years previous, Juul-Jensen joined the Australian outfit in 2016 and has change into a precious and loyal domestique. The ‘Joker’, as he’s additionally affectionately identified, has proved his value throughout plenty of races from three-week Grand Excursions to one-day Classics, having been part of most of the staff’s nice victories. With this, the control staff is extremely joyful to look the skilled Dane, who has 14 Grand Excursion begins to his identify, proceed for 2 extra seasons.

Chris Juul-Jensen: “I’ve been fortunate sufficient to revel in 8 nice years with GreenEDGE Biking and to proceed for 2 extra years says all of it truly, I adore it right here. The previous and the brand new. I couldn’t consider myself happier and hungrier for good fortune anyplace else. I’ve skilled many ups and downs with the staff all through the closing 8 years and I will’t watch for extra of that throughout the following two. I’m hoping we will be able to proceed to have extra wins, extra good fortune and extra a laugh. It’ll be nice to paintings with some new faces in 2024 as neatly.”

The Australian
Hepburn, now 32 years previous, like Juul-Jensen has moulded himself right into a being an impressive and dependable rider, blending roles between running at the flat along with his sheer horsepower but in addition as a key member of the ever-developing staff dash educate. Bringing a wealth of enjoy after being official for 12 years and having began 12 Grand Excursions, ‘Heppy’ will proceed as a key member of the staff in to GreenEDGE Biking’s subsequent bankruptcy.

Michael Hepburn: “I’m more than happy to have re-signed with GreenEDGE for every other two years. It’s no secret that I believe proper at house on this staff and I’m taking a look ahead to proceeding that courting. There are implausible other people in every single place this organisation and I believe very proud to be part of the staff’s historical past. I’ve grown so much right here and it’s been truly particular to look the staff evolve through the years. Even though I’ve had many alternative roles prior to now 12 years, the function for the approaching seasons is to proceed to provide my concerned about my teammates anyplace I will. We’ve made some nice signings during the last years and for 2024, and I’m assured that we’ll proceed to succeed in nice effects on the largest races. We’ve large ambitions for the long run, and I believe like I’ve a accountability to proportion my enjoy & assist the more youthful guys coming via. I’ve to thank the entire staff, our sponsors and Brent & Gerry for his or her persisted beef up and accept as true with.”

The American
Lawson Craddock, now 31 years previous, is understood for his comfortable and a laugh nature, frequently observed entertaining the enthusiasts at the signal on podiums of races. Craddock’s numerous characteristics make him an enormous asset and the staff is eager to stay dangle of the dependable American as Group Jayco AlUla’s males’s staff strengthens in all spaces with top ambitions for 2024.

Lawson Craddock: “I’m more than happy to be staying with Group Jayco AlUla for every other season, I unquestionably really feel like I discovered a brand new rent in my profession after becoming a member of the staff in 2022 and I’m very thankful to Gerry Ryan and Brent Copeland for giving me the chance to enroll in the staff somewhat past due in my profession. I truly really feel like I have compatibility in neatly among the fellows and I’m extraordinarily honoured that the staff put the accept as true with in me, to stay me on board and I’m taking a look ahead to creating some extra excellent recollections someday.”

Brent Copeland – Group Jayco AlUla Normal Supervisor: “Each Michael and Chris are riders which might be a part of the actual tradition of this staff, they have got been right here for a very long time. They’re riders that convey so much, they assist the younger riders off and on the motorcycle, they’re motivated, official, robust, and sure other people to have at the staff. Lawson joined somewhat later, however it feels as though he too has been with the staff for the reason that get started. Those riders are a part of the rules of our staff and the all-important engine room. They each and every have very numerous roles they usually all the time get the process performed. They know what they want to do, they usually convey numerous enjoy to the staff, so it will be important for us to stay them and proceed this adventure in combination.”

Chris Juul-Jensen:
Date of beginning: sixth July 1989 (34)
Nationality: Danish
Key Effects:
1st Danish Time Trial Championships (2015)
1st Excursion of Denmark (2015)
1st Excursion de Suisse – degree 4 (2018)

Michael Hepburn:
Date of beginning: seventeenth August 1991 (32)
Nationality: Australian
Key Effects:
1st Excursion of Qatar ITT – degree 3 (2014)
1st Australian Time Trial Championships (2014)
1st Oceania Time Trial Championships (2015)

Lawson Craddock
Date of beginning: twentieth February 1992 (31)
Nationality: American
Key Effects:
2x 1st American Time Trial Championships (2021, 2022)
third Amgen Excursion of California (2014)



Burgos-BH Indicators Two New Zealanders from Bolton Equities Black Spoke
Burgos-BH has offered two new riders. The Spanish ProTeam is reinforced with the New Zealanders Aaron Gate (32) and George Jackson (23), who each come from the Bolton Equities Black Spoke staff. The 2 New Zealanders have been nonetheless on the lookout for a brand new staff, as a result of the way forward for Bolton Equities Black Spoke ProTeam is at stake. Major sponsor Black Spoke has dropped out, however the staff continues to be running on racing at continental point.

Sports activities director Franky Van Haesebroucke mentioned previous this 12 months about Gate and Jackson and his New Zealand staff riders: “I doubt whether or not they’re able for a step up, they usually themselves wish to keep. They’re right here for seven months in conjunction with boys who’re experiencing the similar factor, a long way clear of family and friends. That’s now not simple. They beef up each and every different and thus push each and every different to a top point. Put the ones guys on my own on a WorldTour staff, and all of it turns into tougher. This is why groups like ours are wanted.”

Gate will proceed to focal point basically heading in the right direction biking at Burgos-BH. The Global issues race champion needs to head for a medal on the Paris Olympics and can use the street program at Burgos-BH as the best preparation. Then again, the two-time New Zealand time trial champion too can carry out at the highway, closing 12 months he received a degree within the Excursion of Luxembourg. Jackson needs to paintings on his dash with the Spanish staff. This proved to be a robust weapon in his first season in Europe, as a result of closing Autumn Jackson made a giant impact in Asia. He received the Excursion of Taihu Lake and in addition levels within the Excursion of Langkawi and Hainan.

Aaron Gate to Burgos-BH:


Australian skill Roseman-Gannon Indicators on for Two Extra Years with Group Jayco AlUla
Australian skill Ruby Roseman-Gannon has dedicated her long run to Group Jayco AlUla by means of signing a brand new two-year contract via to the top of 2025. The 24-year-old grew to become professional with the Australian outfit initially of 2022 and has long gone from energy to energy, proceeding to knock at the door of a large victory.

With a fourth-place end total on the Santos Excursion Down Below and on the difficult one-day WorldTour race, the Vintage Lorient Agglomération previous this 12 months, the previous Australian criterium champion has proven flashes of what she is able to on the very absolute best point of racing. Group Jayco AlUla control is assured that your next step for Roseman-Gannon to persistently reach large wins is solely across the nook.

Group Jayco AlUla girls’s staff is about to look an build up in its roster dimension in 2024, as it’s fortified with added energy, intensity and numbers and the squad is taking a look ahead to seeing Roseman-Gannon develop into one of the most staff’s leaders.

Brent Copeland – Group Jayco AlUla Normal Supervisor: “Ruby is a rider that we believed in from the start, and we straight away noticed the mindset that she has and the seriousness that she has, she is a real official. She is aware of what she needs, and she will change into a winner. It’s nice that Ruby has believed in our challenge and has signed up for every other two years and we will be able to construct a staff round her, as a result of we see her as considered one of our leaders someday.”

Ruby Roseman-Gannon: “It’s been a truly stress-free two years within the staff. I got here from Australia with minimum Eu enjoy and with the assistance of the staff and thru race publicity, I feel I’ve truly evolved my bodily and technical talents. I’m excited for the following seasons as a result of I feel we’ve were given some robust additions, however we’re additionally conserving a cast core crew from the previous seasons. In my view, I believe like I’ve been persistently excellent, however I truly need to make that subsequent step up to a couple larger effects. I’m motivated to paintings truly onerous and in addition assist to create an atmosphere the place the entire staff can also be at their easiest.”

Ruby Roseman-Gannon
Date of beginning: eighth November 1998 (24)
Nationality: Australian
Contract Extension to 2025

Key Effects:
4th Vintage Lorient Agglomération (2023)
third LOTTO Thüringen Girls Excursion – degree 6 (2023)
4th LOTTO Thüringen Girls Excursion – Total (2023)
4th Santos Ladies’s Excursion Down Below – Total (2023)
fifth Simac Girls Excursion – Total (2023)
seventh Cadel Evans Nice Ocean Highway Race (2023).

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Bahrain Victorious Signal Torstein Træn
Bahrain Victorious are extremely joyful to announce the signing of Torstein Træen. The 28-year-old joins the staff from Uno- X.

This season, the Norweigan climber positioned eighth total at Critérium du Dauphiné. He’s additionally had nice good fortune at Excursion of Alps, the place he received the mountain classification in 2022 and took a best ten within the GC this season.

Træen Torstein: “I’m very eager about becoming a member of the staff and taking at the new demanding situations it is going to convey. I imagine the staff can be an excellent spot for me to make the wanted steps in my building by means of studying from nice other people.”



Alexy Faure-Prost Joins the Global Excursion from 2024 with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
French U23 champion Alexy Faure-Prost will step as much as the Global Excursion from 2024 with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty. The gifted 19 12 months previous climber is the 3rd rider of Circus-ReUz-Technord to be promoted to the Walloon Global Group.

After Francesco Busatto and Roel van Sintmaartensdijk, Alexy Faure-Prost would be the 3rd skill of the Continental Construction staff directed by means of Kévin Van Melsen to enroll in the pro peloton in 2024 with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty. The French U23 champion signed a freelance till the top of 2026 with the Belgian Global Group.

From his season get started he received the GP Raygeo in Villers-le-Temple earlier than taking every other solo win on his most popular terrain within the Ardennes within the Get Up Cup, forward of his teammate Busatto.

Then, in beef up of Francesco Busatto, he had a significant affect on hilly races corresponding to Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23, Circuit des Ardennes or Los angeles Flèche Ardennaise. In Might he found out the top mountains within the Mercan’ Excursion Vintage (twenty second), his first race professional race.

All over the summer time, he showed that he used to be among the finest climbers of his era, along with his spectacular moment position on best of the Passo dello Stelvio and easiest younger rider’s jersey within the Giro Subsequent Gen (fifth), his moment position total within the Giro della Valle d’Aosta and 20th position within the Excursion de l’Ain with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty.

In August, the gifted climber turned into French champion at the hilly parcours of Pledran, considered one of his 3 victories with Circus-ReUz-Technord and this in his first season within the U23 class in 2023.

Alexy Faure-Prost: “I had an implausible first season within the U23 class. I even won the chance to race with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, which has given me the boldness that it may well be conceivable to signal a professional contract ranging from 2024. I do know that becoming a member of the Global Excursion is a major step up. I mentioned so much with Kévin Van Melsen to make a decision which selection can be higher for my building. The theory for 2024 is to enroll in the Global Group to find the professional calendar and to pursue my studying procedure, and on the intervening time additionally proceed racing with Circus-ReUz-Technord.”

“This plan has a number of benefits. First, I do know that the extent within the Global Excursion could be very top, so racing with the professionals ceaselessly will spice up my bodily building. It’ll even be primary when it comes to studying. Racing with radio verbal exchange allows my teammates and sports activities administrators to lead me to regulate my effort throughout the races. I understand that it used to be very useful within the Excursion de l’Ain, once I secure the dash educate of Arne Marit for the primary time. Anyway, I’ll be surrounded by means of nice climbers corresponding to Louis Meintjes, who’s a task type when it comes to professionalism and who can encourage me.”

“I’m hoping to, someday, succeed in the absolute best point with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty. Then again, for now I don’t need to challenge too a long way someday. I need to growth step-by-step. I’m nonetheless younger and filled with enthusiasm. The construction of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty is the best atmosphere to increase myself. The trajectory designed by means of the staff is easiest in my eyes, so I’ve nice self belief that it is going to undergo fruit within the subsequent seasons, additionally with the assistance of my instructor Christophe Prémont. I do know already many of the staff however I will’t wait to satisfy everybody this week and in addition to greet our enthusiasts throughout our Motorbike Day this Sunday in Durbuy!”

Kévin Van Melsen (Sports activities Director): “We attracted Alexy as a result of we have been satisfied about his nice possible for lengthy efforts. We driven him against the top mountains and he has confirmed himself with difference. I’m very happy with his evolution. He nonetheless has an excellent margin for development and so much to be informed. That’s why it used to be primary to ascertain a neatly thought-out technique for his building. Through combining a programme with Intermarché-Circus-ReUz-Technord in 2024 we purpose to boost up the educational procedure.”

“I’ll be his mentor in each groups. We construct a mutual courting of self belief. He’s an individual who must really feel supported in excellent moments and in tricky classes, which might be inevitable throughout a biking profession. Throughout the Global Group he’ll be surrounded by means of seasoned riders and acquire numerous enjoy. With the Devo staff we can resolve a number of objectives for which he’ll get ready in a pacesetter’s function aiming for the victory. I’m satisfied that he can change into one of the most hiking skills of our Global Group someday.”

Aike Visbeek (Efficiency Supervisor): “Along with Kévin Van Melsen and the efficiency staff we established a balanced building technique for Alexy. He’s a skilled rider with a large engine who has the possible to change into an excellent climber. His nice skill is coupled to a winner’s mentality. Taking into account his impetuous building we stay our ft at the floor and so does Alexy, he’s nonetheless very jong. In 2024 he’ll pursue his evolution in a serene manner in an atmosphere with focal point on building, aiming to growth step-by-step. He’ll mix the race calendars of our each groups. Along with the beef up of our efficiency staff he’ll frequently educate and race in corporate of riders like Louis Meintjes, Simone Petilli or Rein Taaramäe, who will proportion their enjoy. The advance of riders corresponding to Alexy, Francesco Busatto or Roel van Sintmaartensdijk provides our challenge a brand new measurement. We’re very happy with the efforts of the efficiency staff to shape the long run champions of our Global Group.”



Burgos-BH Contract Extension with Jetse Bol
Burgos-BH has now showed a freelance extension with Jetse Bol for three hundred and sixty five days. Bol has had a outstanding profession. As an U23 from Rabobank, he received tricky degree races corresponding to Olympia’s Excursion (two times) and Le Triptique des Monts et Châteaux. In 2012 he switched to the primary squad in conjunction with Wilco Kelderman. A 12 months later he just about received Paris-Excursions. However in the ones 3 seasons the all-rounder didn’t take any wins, and then he didn’t obtain a brand new contract on the finish of 2014.

Bol couldn’t discover a official staff and needed to race with Sign up for-S|De Rijke. With that staff he received the Olympia’s Excursion for a 3rd time, which continues to be a document. After two robust years, he used to be ready to go back to the pro point and signed with the Colombian Manzana Postobon staff, the place he rode neatly in los angeles Vuelta. When the Colombians discovered themselves in monetary hassle a 12 months later, Bol, who’s married to a Mexican and has lived in Girona, Spain for years, switched to Burgos-BH midway throughout the season. He got here very with reference to a degree victory within the Vuelta in 2019. Then again, Bol gave that victory away to teammate and break out friend Ángel Madrazo. Bol has been initially of the Excursion of Spain for the previous seven seasons.

Bol has now finished 5 complete seasons with Burgos-BH and also will race for them in 2024. The staff has additionally introduced the contract extensions of Sebastián Mora, Oscar Pelegri, Antonio Angulo, Ángel Fuentes and Ander Okamika. Those riders all signal for three hundred and sixty five days till the top of 2024, with the exception of Okamika, who’s now beneath contract till the top of 2025.

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Specialised Bicycles and Group SD Worx Lengthen Their Partnership Thru 2028, Amplifying Ladies’s Biking and Inspiring Long run Champions
Group SD Worx and Specialised Bicycles are extremely joyful to announce the extension in their partnership via 2028, solidifying a outstanding collaboration that has been constructed for just about ten years. This renewal reaffirms their shared dedication to supporting the expansion of ladies’s biking and persisted good fortune as the most efficient staff in girls’s biking.

Group SD Worx Group Supervisor, Danny Stam“As a staff, we now have been running with Specialised since 2014 with nice pride. We’re proud to announce that the long-standing partnership between Specialised and Group SD Worx can be prolonged via 2028. We will be able to be happy with what we now have accomplished in combination as companions during the last few years in professionalizing girls’s biking.”

Coming near a outstanding decade of partnership, Group SD Worx and Specialised Bicycles have remained steadfastly dedicated to advancing girls’s highway racing, raising the game, and reaching unrivaled ranges of good fortune. The Specialised roster, made out of world-class riders, has persistently claimed victory at the prestigious podiums, successfully highlighting the phenomenal efficiency of Specialised apparatus. This resounding good fortune, from Demi Vollering’s commanding Excursion de France Femmes efficiency to Lotte Kopecky’s Global Championship triumph and consecutive Flanders victories, serves as a testomony to their collaboration with essentially the most discerning riders within the peloton and their unwavering determination to pioneering innovation for that profitable edge.

Excursion de France Femmes Champion, Demi Vollering“Final 12 months used to be a 12 months to by no means omit. Along with Specialised it used to be a dream come true, with out the continued beef up and accept as true with it wouldn’t be the similar. Subsequent 12 months can be an excessively particular, we’ll make much more goals come true at the Tarmac SL8.”

Global Champion, Lotte Kopecky“The collaboration between Specialised and Group SD Worx performed a task in my resolution to select this staff in 2022. After I rode an S-Works for the primary time, I skilled a ‘wow’ feeling. It’s great to have complete self belief to your apparatus and is an honour to have such beef up in the back of our Group SD Worx.”

As they prolong their partnership, Specialised Bicycles are excited to proceed this adventure with the odd athletes and management that Group SD Worx has introduced to girls’s biking. In combination, they are going to proceed to try for greatness whilst inspiring the following era of ladies in racing.

Chief of S-Racing, Scott Jackson“With the extension of the partnership between Group SD Worx and Specialised via 2028, we cap off an excellent decade of collaboration and enlargement. To have a constant longer term partnership permits us to truly dive into each technical element to beef up the most efficient athletes on the planet on the absolute best point at the international’s greatest degree. So that you can beef up this type of a hit staff and be part of their good fortune makes us really feel proud and honoured, in addition to longing for what’s to return.”

Specialised and Group SD Worx prolong:
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A 12 months of Expansion, Demanding situations and Victories
Of a season like this, the most efficient moments stay etched: fastened within the unmistakable gesture of victory, anticipation, birthday party, and the hours spent in combination that make a staff one thing very similar to a circle of relatives. The October rain all the time brings a bit of of despair, however on the similar time it places the will to appear again and take inventory of the previous months: to rely the grins, to rely the disappointments, and to grasp that it used to be nonetheless value it.

Fran Contador, GM EOLO KOMETA: “I imagine that our season has been excellent. Whilst it’s true that we had a troublesome first phase, it’s additionally true that beginning with the races main as much as the Giro d’Italia the staff began to experience rather well: I’m considering, for instance, of the Vuelta Asturias the place Fortunato did an excellent outcome. Then we got here to the Giro, which obviously used to be our major function, and I should say that the staff used to be very good: we received ten Best-10s, we did six days within the maglia azzurra, we have been frequently protagonists within the levels striking any person within the breakaway. After which we took a lovely victory with Davide Bais in Campo Imperatore. I imagine that for a staff like ours a Giro like that used to be very sure, and it gave which means to our entire season. Then we have been additionally superb in the second one half of, with a continuing presence within the Italian classics and an all the time sure angle. In my view, I’m more than happy with this season that closed crucial first cycle with the primary 3 years on this class.”

Ivan Basso: “I preferred the staff this 12 months, I preferred them so much particularly on the Giro d’Italia and within the season finale after they have been all the time ready to experience in an orderly and courageous manner striking themselves within the highlight with placings and victories. I preferred the consistent growth of the entire staff that grew and matured each in folks and within the crew. For subsequent 12 months we can lose two primary components corresponding to Albanese and Fortunato, whom I thank, however I imagine that exactly on account of the development and new arrivals the extent of the staff for subsequent season has grown.”



Equipo Kern Pharma says Good-bye to Héctor Carretero and Giovanni Carboni
Héctor Carretero and Giovanni Carboni will now not compete within the shiny inexperienced outfit of Equipo Kern Pharma in 2024. The Spanish formation waves good-bye to the Spaniard and Italian on social media. It’s nonetheless unclear what the long run holds for Carretero and Carboni.

The now 28-year-old Carretero rode for Movistar for the primary 5 years of his official profession, however on the finish of 2021 determined to take a look at his success at a relatively decrease point, at Equipo Kern Pharma. The Spanish climber was hoping so to experience extra on his personal behalf with this staff, however it grew to become out to be two misplaced years for Carretero. The rider has struggled with accidents in recent times and, in part on account of this, didn’t succeed in his easiest point.

Carboni, additionally 28, joined Equipo Kern Pharma in September 2022 and accomplished a number of puts of honour in his first (and due to this fact most effective) complete season for the Spanish formation. The Italian climber completed 5th within the Volta ao Alentejo, 10th within the Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho, 16th within the Muscat Vintage and 17th within the Czech Excursion. Then again, this grew to become out to not be sufficient for a freelance extension.

Equipo Kern Pharma is due to this fact pronouncing good-bye to Carretero, Carboni and (almost definitely) six different drivers, however has additionally already made important purchases for the brand new season. The staff controlled to draw 8 new riders with brothers Hugo and Unai Aznar, Marc Brustenga, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Jorge Gutiérrez, Unai Iribar, Jesús Antonio Soto and Diego Uriarte.


Movistar Group and Cafés Baqué Squad Spouse for Spanish Biking’s Long run
Blues to assist Basque organisation’s males’s and girls’s junior techniques, with a number of in their sponsors concerned
Dependable to the dedication, represented throughout the simpler a part of a half of century, to beef up their native and nationwide roots, the Movistar Group will again from 2024 the paintings by means of Elkar Kirolak, the biking faculty managing Cafés Baqué, a mythical squad with greater than 4 many years of life (est. 1978).

The Movistar Group has signed a long-term partnership during which the distinguished Basque building organisation will revel in beef up from Abarca Sports activities for its girls’s and males’s junior techniques.

The Cafés Baqué squads can be provided, among different Movistar Group sponsors, with Canyon motorcycles and 226ERS vitamin. The M from Movistar, Abarca’s name sponsors, can also be featured at each rosters’ race clothes.

The Movistar Group thus hyperlinks its legacy to a mythical emblem in Spanish biking, Cafés Baqué, provide within the newbie {and professional} peloton for greater than 40 years and now within the junior step of the pyramid. The 2 longest-standing buildings in our nation’s recreation, newbie and professional, get in combination to hit upon and foster skill to Spain’s good fortune on two wheels.



Excursion Colombia Returns to the Calendar
The Excursion Colombia 2.1 will go back to the biking calendar. The multi-day excursion will happen once more in 2024. The race closing came about in 2020.

The development is now at the UCI calendar and can run from February 6 to 11, 2024. “After a sequence of discussions and mutual commitments in favour of Colombian recreation, the Ministry of Sports activities has agreed to supply beef up to the Colombian biking federation to organise the fourth version of the excursion,” the biking affiliation mentioned in a press free up.

The Ministry of Sports activities and the Colombian Biking Federation are becoming a member of forces, in order that the Excursion Colombia 2.1 can happen once more. The excursion used to be born in 2018 because the Colombia Oro y Paz and briefly grew into a well-liked race amongst South American and Eu riders.

Egan Bernal received the primary version in 2018, then in 2019, the whole victory went to Miguel Ángel López and a 12 months later Sergio Higuita used to be the most efficient within the ultimate total. The Excursion Colombia used to be canceled for the primary time in 2021 because of the covid pandemic and in 2022 and 2023 the organisers had primary monetary issues.

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LCL Rides in Yellow Thru 2028
The tale started in Great, the place the Grand Départ of a Excursion de France, as soon as once more ruled by means of Bernard Hinault, used to be held in 1981. At the moment, Crédit Lyonnais used to be making its first look as a spouse of the Grande Boucle. After becoming a member of the journey, the French financial institution used to be referred to as upon to play an much more visual function by means of associating itself with the Yellow Jersey from 1987 for an version that still marked the historical past of the development with a peloton assembled in Berlin for the beginning that used to be essentially the most far-off from France on the time. On the end of degree one, it used to be the primary time a Polish rider, Lech Piasecki, took keep an eye on of the overall classification. 3 weeks later, the overall Yellow Jersey headed to Eire because of Stephen Roche, who paraded down the Champs-Elysées within the corporate of Jeannie Longo, additionally decked out in yellow after her first victory within the girls’s Excursion de France.

Since then, the Yellow Jersey has travelled round France at the shoulders of cyclists from nearly each continent, with Asia nonetheless within the queue: Greg LeMond has maximum proudly represented North The usa with 3 victories, while the Colombians needed to wait till 2019 for Egan Bernal to triumph over without equal prize. Australia first loved the consideration of yellow with Phil Anderson and Robbie McEwen, amongst others, earlier than Cadel Evans triumphed at the Champs-Elysées in 2011. Africa joined the Yellow Jersey membership for 2 days in the summertime of 2013 with Daryl Impey, and the Eu biking scene persisted to increase within the twenty first century with British victories by means of Bradley Wiggins (2012), Chris Froome (2013-15-16-17) and Geraint Thomas (2018), Slovenian victories by means of Tadej Pogačar (2020-21) and Danish victories by means of Jonas Vingegaard (2022-23).

Probably the most prized brand at the biking planet occupies a unique position within the hearts of the riders, with English audio system nicknaming the little lion king who accompanies each and every Yellow Jersey presentation and whom they acquire with care “Mufasa” for many who earn the privilege. The bond created with the cyclists is related to an intimate courting with the general public, who’re amazed by means of the exploits of the Yellow Jerseys and enthralled by means of the cars within the caravan. The XXL champion and the large lion cub that leads the parade every day also are a few of the characters who rely for thousands and thousands of roadside spectators. It guarantees a large number of encounters till July 2028, and why now not even additional?

Along with its carrying partnership with A.S.O., LCL could also be a spouse to all cyclists by means of encouraging using bicycles each day, regardless of the objective.

This dedication extends to movements for staff (sustainable mobility package deal for biking to paintings, Gold-level Professional-Vélo Employer label for the Villejuif campus) in addition to for purchasers and potential shoppers (preferential-rate financing provides for the acquisition of a bicycle).

Michel Mathieu, Leader Govt Officer of LCL: “For the reason that Eighties, LCL and the Excursion de France have solid robust hyperlinks in line with accept as true with, appreciate and listening. Biking, the Yellow Jersey and the Excursion de France at the moment are a part of the lives of LCL groups and their shoppers … We’re extremely joyful to proceed the journey for every other 5 years and to be, greater than ever, the crucial spouse of all cyclists”.

Yann Le Moënner, Leader Govt Officer of A.S.O.: “The phrase historical takes on its complete which means whilst you realise that this new settlement marks the 50th anniversary of the connection between LCL and the Excursion de France. This golden jubilee, because it have been, is a rarity on the planet of recreation, and this joint journey across the Yellow Jersey will due to this fact proceed and be enriched by means of new demanding situations someday for the Excursion de France and the Excursion de France Femmes with Zwift, particularly the shared want to proceed to increase an formidable coverage for biking mobility. On this manner, LCL, whose ambition is to beef up all types of biking, will be capable to paintings along us on plenty of projects aimed toward younger other people and girls, who’re increasingly more taking on biking within the broadest sense of the time period. As for the Yellow Jersey, a logo of excellence, it is going to function a method of unveiling the most efficient gamers in all kinds of fields.”

Key issues:

  • Lengthy-standing Excursion de France spouse since 1981 and Yellow Jersey sponsor since 1987, LCL renews its dedication for the next 5 editions of the Excursion de France and Excursion de France Femmes avec Zwift.
  • Along with its partnership with the Excursions de France, LCL is related to the next French biking occasions organised by means of A.S.O., each official and newbie: Paris-Great, Paris-Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, Paris-Roubaix Problem, Critérium du Dauphiné, l’Étape du Excursion de France and Paris-Excursions.

Extra details about the Excursion de France on LeTour.fr.
Extra details about the Excursion de France France Femmes avec Zwift on LeTourfemmes.fr.

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The third Vuelta a Andalucía Elite Ladies From Might 29 to June 2 in 2024
The Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Elite Ladies will happen from Might 29 to June 2 within the Andalusian Group. The setting up corporate, Deporinter, has reported the dates on which the 3rd version of the Andalusian spherical of ladies’s official biking can be held.

After two years of true good fortune, the most efficient peloton on the planet will meet once more at the Andalusian roads throughout 5 impressive levels now not but printed by means of the organisation. The closing version kicked off within the the city of Alcalá los angeles Actual in Jaén and resulted in Castellar de los angeles Frontera the place the hand-to-hand duel for the whole victory came about between Tamara Dronova (Israel – Premier Tech Roland) and the Norwegian staff member. Movistar Group Katrine Aalerud, the latter being the overall winner.

The returns received within the 2023 version mirror the good good fortune received, this take a look at has an target audience in 207 international locations via GCN and Eurosport the world over; At the nationwide scene, TDP used to be accountable for viewing the take a look at with greater than 2 million audience. Andalusian tv, Canal Sur, had greater than 1 million audience throughout a day-to-day abstract throughout the 5 days of pageant.

At the a part of the nationwide press, it had greater than 4,000 articles with a monetary valuation of greater than 300,000 euros in line with degree, attaining greater than 16 million affects, bringing in combination the most efficient covers of nationwide and global newspapers.

Taking a look forward to the third version, Deporinter plans a transversal excursion via Andalusia, a notable participation as in earlier years along side a enlargement in media affects. In brief, consolidate the Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Elite Ladies as a benchmark match at the nationwide and global landscape of the UCI calendar.

Vuelta a Andalucía Elite Ladies from Might 29 to June 2 in 2024:
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