Sunday, February 25, 2024

EUROTRASH Monday: Numerous Race Information and The entirety Else From the Peloton!


There have been such a lot of races on the weekend on this Monday’s EUROTRASH, there’s rarely any room for some other information! The entire stories, effects, video and rider quotes from the Muscat Vintage, Figueira Champions Vintage, Clásica de Almería, Vuelta Ciclista a l. a. Area de Murcia Costa Calida, Excursion of Oman, Excursion Colombia, Girls’s UAE Excursion and the Excursion de l. a. Provence. Don’t fail to remember the cyclo-cross: Tremendous Status in Middlekerke and the X2O Trofee in Lille.

Spanish record means that dopers are nonetheless circumventing the machine – TOP STORY.

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

Crew information: Concentrate in to ‘The Wolfpack Howls’ podcast, Wanty-ReUz-Technord scientific replace and Ridley and Eddy Merckx to promote previous staff motorcycles.

Race Information: Derbywheel effectively completes the primary section of release plan, most sensible riders for the O Gran Camiño and groups for the Scheldeprijs.

Monday EUROTRASH espresso time!


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TOP STORY: Spanish Document Means that Dopers are Nonetheless Circumventing the Device
Skilled cyclists can nonetheless use the similar tactics that Lance Armstrong used to keep away from a good doping check, in line with Marca. The Spanish newspaper bases itself on a record from ‘Operation Ilex’.

Operation Ilex was once an investigation into physician Marcos Maynar, who’s suspected of prescribing banned elements to cyclists, together with Miguel Ángel López. The record, ready by means of the Guardia Civil and investigative frame UCO, means that cyclists know they have got a window by which they may be able to get doping elements out in their our bodies sooner than inspectors display up, as there’s no checking out within the evenings and on weekends.

In Spain, because of privateness law, it’s prohibited to test riders at house between 11 p.m. and six a.m. This era can be sufficient to get sure doping elements out of the machine. “There are research that display how lengthy a drug remains within the frame. This implies, as an example, that a physician can prescribe a drug at 11:01 p.m., in order that no lines can also be discovered within the frame at 6 a.m.,” an anti-doping professional who has no longer been named advised Marca. Lance Armstrong not too long ago admitted that he in a similar fashion “gamed the machine” all over his profession.

However there are extra the reason why the machine is fallible. Assessments should be delivered for research inside 48 hours of being taken, however some continents don’t have many qualified laboratories. South The us has just one lab with WADA accreditation. The similar applies to Africa. In Europe, this additionally signifies that in some instances inspectors can handiest administer checks sooner than Thursday afternoon, as a result of differently those checks would handiest arrive on the labs after the weekend.

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Muscat Vintage 2024
Finn Fisher-Black gained the Muscat Vintage in Oman on Friday. On the finish of a race of 175 kilometres, he was once first over the end line in Al Bustan, after he broke clear of a thinned-out peloton at the ultimate climb. The New Zealander of UAE Crew Emirates completed solo. Luke Lamperti and Amaury Capiot completed moment and 3rd.

Muscat 2024

Early within the race, 3 riders of Conti groups broke away: Indonesian Aiman Cahyadi, Malaysian Irwandie Lakasek (each Terengganu) and Japan’s Manabu Ishibashi (JCL Crew UKYO). The peloton took it simple and gave the 3 greater than 12 mins lead.

It was once Cofidis who began to paintings on the entrance of the peloton, to stay the probabilities alive for his or her chief Bryan Coquard. After the primary giant climb of the day, midway throughout the race, the lead was once halved as a result of BORA-hansgrohe began to lend a hand. Within the main team, Ishibashi was once the most powerful, as he first dropped Lakasek after which Cahyadi. The Jap rider began the ultimate 50 kilometres with a 6 minute lead, which integrated 4 extra climbs. The race resolution would come at the Hamriyah (900 metres at 10.1%) and the Al Jissah (1.1km at 10%). After the summit of the ultimate climb it was once 5 kilometres to the end.

BORA-hansgrohe made the race tricky by means of hanging Emil Herzog at the assault at the Al Jissah for the primary time, greater than 40 kilometres from the end. The younger German closed the distance to Ishibashi reasonably briefly and the 2 had 3 mins after they began the ultimate two climbs. Herzog went solo at the Hamriyah, whilst at the back of him the thinned peloton was once below assault. Nobody may escape, however at the ultimate climb of Al Jissah Herzog was once stuck. UAE Crew Emirates took the initiative and introduced Finn Fisher-Black simply sooner than the highest. The New Zealander was once solo at the speedy descent to the end and received sufficient time to stick forward of the chasing team. Bryan Coquard began the dash at the back of too early and so he was once overwhelmed by means of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step) and Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Motels) for moment and 3rd puts.

Muscat 2024

Race winner, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates): “To get a win already as of late on our first day racing in Oman was once truly particular.I had just right shape on the Excursion Down Below and ultimate week I felt just right at Saudi Excursion so I used to be hoping I may elevate that shape via to this week. At the ultimate climb I began on the subject of the entrance and Adam set a just right tempo and I simply attacked excessive and pressed directly to the road. We now have a truly robust staff right here for Oman with Yates, Ulissi and myself so we’ll goal to get some just right effects this week. It’s already began completely and I couldn’t be happier.”

third, Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Motels): “It might had been really nice (to win), however as of late I will be able to be happy with a podium. The primary part was once very quiet as of late, however then you realize that the second one part can also be tricky. We rode the climbs reasonably a little bit. The warmth made them really feel heavy. Then all of it comes right down to the ultimate 5 kilometres with that one and a part kilometre incline. They rode truly properly via that. I nonetheless had teammates with me. They have been extra enthusiastic about me than I may truly be enthusiastic about them. I didn’t see Fisher-Black trip away himself. I rode my very own tempo and attempted to be there. After I reached the highest I knew I may dash. Then I noticed that it was once for moment position and that was once the utmost achievable as of late. Whether it is sprinting within the Excursion of Oman, then it’s natural sprinting. I don’t truly like that. So there are few alternatives for me. That’s why I’m additional satisfied that I have already got this 3rd position. My knee issues from ultimate 12 months have no longer totally long past away, but when I will be able to proceed to accomplish as I did as of late, I will be able to be greater than happy.”

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



Figueira Champions
Figueira Champions Vintage 2024
Remco Evenepoel gained his first race of the season, the Figueira Champions Vintage, after a solo of 55 kilometres. Vito Braet sprinted to moment position just about 2 mins later, forward of Simone Velasco.

Figueira 2024

The second one version of the Figueira Champions Vintage was once the 2024 season debut of Remco Evenepoel. The Belgian champion had no longer selected a very simple race to kick off, since the Portuguese one-day tournament contained a just right quantity of mountaineering. The general circuit, which needed to be ridden 3 times, had two tricky climbs: the Rua Parque Forestal (2.3km at 7.8%) and the Enforca Cães (2.3km at 7.9%). Marc Hirschi, Isaac Del Toro and Andrea Bagioli have been additionally on the starting point.

Prior to the tricky native circuit, six riders escaped. José Félix Parra (Equipo Kern Pharma), Ibai Azurmendi (Euskaltel-Euskadi), André Carvalho (Sabgal-Anicolar), Alfonso Eulálio (ABTF Betão-Feirense), Bruno Silva (Tavfer-Ovos Matinados-Mortágua), Luís Fernandes (Credibom-LA Alumínios-Marcos Automobile) and Hugo Nunes (Rádio Well-liked-Paredes-Boavista). They controlled to construct a 5 minute lead. Within the peloton, Soudal Fast-Step, the staff of most sensible favorite Evenepoel, set the tempo. The Belgian staff stuck the seven escapees 80 kilometres from the end. All over the primary of the overall laps, the peloton stayed in combination, however the second one time up the Rua Parque Forestal, it was once Evenepoel who installed an assault 55 kilometres from the end.

Nobody may apply him, and even attempted to. Hirschi was once between Evenepoel and the peloton for some time, however he quickly gave up the combat. Del Toro then attempted to go on a flat segment, nevertheless it was once unimaginable to get to the chief. The younger Mexican persevered to trip in entrance of the peloton. Going into the ultimate lap he was once 52 seconds at the back of The Belgian champion. The peloton, the place EF Schooling-EasyPost and Movistar shared the chase paintings, adopted round 1:30. Simply sooner than the overall climb of the Rua Parque Forestal, Del Toro dropped again to the thinned peloton. Any other younger rider from UAE Crew Emirates confirmed himself at the climb. Portuguese rider Antonio Morgado driven laborious, which resulted in 11 riders breaking away. This integrated Hirschi, Ruben Guerreiro, Mikkel Frølich Honoré, Quinten Hermans and Lars Boven. The gang become better, however they might be preventing for moment position, a long way at the back of the solo Evenepoel. The Soudal Fast-Step celebrity was once in a position to have fun his win properly sooner than the end. The peloton got here in 1:48 after he crossed the road. It was once Vito Braet of Intermarché-Wanty who gained the dash. Simone Velasco was once 3rd, Lars Boven completed fourth and Marius Mayrhofer of Tudor was once 5th.

Figuiera 2024

Race winner, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Fast-Step): “I’m satisfied I may get started the season with a victory simply as I sought after, it’s just right for my self assurance and for my subsequent race. I loved the parcours right here and I appreciated driving it by myself for greater than 50 kilometres. The unique plan wasn’t to assault with two laps to head, however as an alternative stay up for the ultimate climbs of the race. Alternatively, once I spotted the peloton was once right down to round 25 riders and plenty of have been suffering with the tempo of my teammates, I simply made up our minds to head and notice what would occur. When I were given information that I had 20 seconds on the most sensible of the climb, and later 40 seconds as I entered the overall lap, I stored going. I had the facility to push within the headwind, which was once no comic story as of late, and I’m overjoyed with how issues panned out and with this win.”

2d, Vito Braet (Intermarché-Wanty): “Rune Herregodts and I may pass our personal likelihood as of late and subsequently lets depend on a powerful staff. Our teammates did part of the paintings, positioning us every time rather well on the foot of the climbs. Then it was once our undertaking to live on so long as conceivable. The method in opposition to the dash was once on a big highway, you need to see the end from a long way. In order same old I waited till the ultimate second to make my transfer in opposition to the entrance and release the dash. It labored, I ended moment at the back of Remco Evenepoel, which was once most probably the most efficient conceivable end result as of late. For the second one time in not up to one week I controlled to praise the boldness of the staff with a podium end result, which makes me more than happy. I’m now having a look ahead with nice enthusiasm to the use of my just right situation within the dash educate of Gerben within the Volta ao Algarve subsequent week!”

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



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

Almería 2024

The Clásica de Almería is among the few sprinters’ races in Spain. This 12 months the one-day race had the participation of Visma | Hire a Motorcycle, with Wout van Aert and Olav Kooij as leaders. Kooij was once indisputably the quickest finisher on paper initially of the race. There was once additionally Arnaud De Lie, ultimate 12 months’s winner Matteo Moschetti and Jordi Meeus.

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

The early escapees attempted their toughest to carry off the sprinter’s groups for so long as conceivable, however they have been stuck 15 kilometres from the end. The anxiousness within the peloton higher on tips on how to the slender and treacherous ultimate circuit of 6 kilometres at the streets of Roquetas de Mar. The Visma | Hire a Motorcycle males controlled to handle their place on the entrance of the peloton, as did Lotto Dstny for De Lie. Within the traumatic finale, there was once a crash within the peloton, however thankfully the large favourites for victory have shyed away from it. Within the ultimate 3 kilometres the dash trains have been combating it out, however no staff truly controlled to realize the higher hand. Arkéa-B&B Motels higher the tempo with 2 kilometres to head for Arnaud Démare. Visma | Hire a Motorcycle was once nowhere to be observed, however Wout van Aert was once but to come back to the entrance. The Belgian controlled to take the lead with an excellent acceleration after which installed a powerful lead-out. Kooij was once completely located, he took over from Van Aert and jumped to victory. Matteo Moschetti got here reasonably shut within the ultimate metres, however Kooij hung on. Matteo Trentin was once the 3rd guy over the road, De Lie and Gerben Thijssen have been fourth and 5th. There was once every other crash within the completing directly, involving a number of riders.

Almeria 2024

Race winner, Olav Kooij (Visma | Hire a Motorcycle): “A just right lesson for long term races (He just about celebrated too early). That’s a mistake you may make on your first race of the 12 months. Such things as that occur. I now know instantly for the following races that you simply need to dash to the tip. With the headwind you additionally lose some velocity. The staff was once very robust as of late, however with the entire roundabouts you now and again lose every different. We had some issues getting out within the ultimate kilometre. I made up our minds to begin my transfer at the left facet of the street sooner than the ultimate nook. This put me in a just right place, nevertheless it value me reasonably a large number of energy. Thankfully, Wout handed me. I rode my dash after his lead-out, however I already felt my earlier effort. Thankfully it was once simply sufficient for the win.”

2d, Matteo Moschetti (Q36.5): “It was once a just right day! We helped regulate the breakaway with Filippo Conca and after all the men did a super activity! I’ve to thank all my teammates, particularly Parisini who was once superb! I used to be at the wheel of Kooij and when he introduced the dash I closed in speedy however after all he was once nonetheless quicker so congratulations to him. Possibly I will have to have introduced a little bit previous however the velocity was once prime. I gave my all till the ultimate centimetre however as of late it was once no longer sufficient! I’m upset as a result of I’d have liked to win, as an alternative I am going house with a moment position which isn’t too unhealthy.”

tenth, Wout van Aert (Visma | Hire a Motorcycle): “It was once a long way from a flawless dash, however we anticipated that. We managed all of the race and completed it, so I’m satisfied. It was once a just right race first of all. Within the ultimate I used to be in a position to transport up and dash properly for Olav. I felt superb as of late, so I’m occupied with the next day to come. Then I will be able to be a bit of wiser.”

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

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Vuelta Ciclista a l. a. Area de Murcia Costa Calida 2024
The Vuelta a Murcia was once gained by means of Ben O’Connor. The Australian of Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale broke away with Tim Wellens within the finale after which dropped his fellow escapee at the ultimate climb of the day. Jan Tratnik completed moment, Wellens held on for 3rd.

Murcia 2024

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

Within the flat run-up, a number one team of 9 shaped, together with: Alex Molenaar (Illes Balears Arabay Biking), Tosh Van der Sande (Visma | Hire a Motorcycle), Arne Marit (Intermarché-Wanty), Ward Vanhoof (Flanders-Baloise), Thomas Gachignard (TotalEnergies), Paul Lapeira (Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale) and Mathias Norsgaard (Movistar). 5 riders remained off the entrance after the Alto Collado Bermejo, they have been Van der Sande, Marit, Gachignard, Lapeira and Norsgaard. In the back of the leaders, there was once an elite team at the Alto Collado Bermejo with Sepp Kuss, Tim Wellens, Daniel Felipe Martínez, Ben O’Connor, Nicolas Prodhomme and Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda. They stuck the early ruin at the descent. The 11 riders on the entrance had 2 mins, 80 kilometres from the end. Within the peloton it was once INEOS Grenadiers, Groupama-FDJ and Movistar who led the chase. The chase was once pushing laborious, however the entrance runners have been giving it the whole lot that they had. The drive brought about issues for Tosh Van der Sande. The peloton, which every now and then break up into echelons, slowly were given nearer. The collaboration within the entrance team wasn’t just right and Wellens and O’Connor attacked.

The opposite riders within the main team dropped again to the peloton, the 2 were given additional away. At one level that they had greater than 1:30 at the peloton. On the foot of the Alto Cresta del Gallo the adaptation was once down to at least one:10. O’Connor nonetheless had one thing within the tank and at the steepest a part of the climb he dropped Wellens. The Australian sought after to complete solo. The peloton break up totally. Michal Kwiatkowski attacked, however the Pole was once countered by means of Jan Tratnik. The Slovenian was once the most powerful of the pursuers and he crossed to Wellens. He attempted to drop the Belgian, however he wouldn’t let him pass. O’Connor was once preserving everybody off. The Australian soloed to the end, to present his Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale staff their first victory of the season. Tratnik gained the combat with Wellens within the dash for moment position, virtually 45 seconds at the back of O’Connor. In the back of them, Valentin Madouas was once the quickest of a bunch preventing for fourth position.

Murcia 2024

Race winner, Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale): “It’s the very best approach to get started. It’s been a gorgeous tricky day, there was once a little bit of the whole lot: a loopy wind, nevertheless it began at the climb and it went properly and after all issues grew to become out best for me. I’m satisfied to had been in a position to materialise it as of late, I felt just right and I’m proud to get my first victory of the 12 months in my first race. The Visma | Hire a Motorcycle set the tempo, then Sepp Kuss took off. We had a person within the ruin, as did Sepp, so we shaped a just right team from that second on and controlled to stay the peloton at a distance. These days was once a kind of days when the tempo by no means is going down, with an overly robust wind and there was once no time to disconnect. He was once no longer going to cooperate with me, so I made the most efficient conceivable tempo, I used to be a bit of packed on the finish, I may really feel the wind and the fatigue, however I feel that’s true for everybody. So I’m truly happy it went properly. And now we will be able to go back to our house, in Andorra.”

third, Tim Wellens (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’m lovely happy with how the race went. We knew that across the midway mark that the race can be laborious at the Cat 1 climb and there’s the place Visma driven on. The more potent climbers moved away and I used to be amongst them so I used to be happy with that. Sadly the cooperation was once no longer so nice once we stuck the breakaway however that’s to be anticipated. I went solo with Ben O Connor who was once a truly just right man to have as he was once robust and we labored properly and I used to be considering of the victory. At the climb I went over my prohibit and I exploded and was once counting the kilometres to the end, Ben had the simpler legs as of late. I’m satisfied having a look ahead to the following race in Jaen figuring out the form is just right.”

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



Excursion of Oman 2024
Caleb Ewan was once the quickest within the bunch dash on the finish of Level 1 of the Excursion of Oman 2024, in entrance of the Oman Conference and Exhibition Centre, the place he took his first victory since his go back to Jayco AlUla. On a moderately emerging completing directly, the Australian ‘Pocket Rocket’ were given the simpler of Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) in what might be the one alternative for the sprinters this week within the Sultanate. Ewan will put on the leaders purple jersey on Sunday.

Oman 2024

The solar illuminated the Oman Around the Ages Museum because the peloton spark off in opposition to Muscat for degree 1 of the Excursion of Oman 2024. Assaults fly from the beginning and, after a couple of makes an attempt, 5 riders were given clear of the bunch: Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Terengganu Biking Crew), Mohamed Al-Wahibi, Faisal Al-Mamari (Oman Nationwide Crew) and Polychronis Tzortzakis (Roojai Insurance coverage).

Fabio Jakobsen’s dsm-firmenich PostNL and Caleb Ewan’s Jayco AlUla groups briefly moved to the entrance of the bunch to regulate the ruin, who’s most lead was once 3:15 at 36km. Al-Wahibi suffered a mechanical that forces him again to the bunch after 40 kilometres of racing. UAE Crew Emirates additionally joined within the chase after Finn Fisher-Black’s good fortune within the Muscat Vintage. The space dropped to below 2 mins because the riders entered the overall 70 kilometres. After he gained the primary intermediate dash forward of Tzortzakis, Pelegri was once overwhelmed by means of the Greek in the second with 63.9km to head. The Spaniard then dropped again to the bunch. Their score within the general standings would be the decider as to who takes the gold jersey as chief of the combativity score.

Because the peloton closed in at the lead trio at 20 seconds with 20km to head, Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Mobility) was once dropped from the bunch because of a mechanical, however the Norwegian who has 9 victories in earlier editions of the Excursion of Oman, briefly returned. The attackers are in the end stuck by means of the bunch with 12 kilometres to head. An enormous combat for the entrance positions ensue, with each staff seeking to place their sprinters and leaders. Jayco AlUla mastered the sport and Max Walscheid launches Caleb Ewan to victory forward of Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Alexander Kristoff.

Oman 2024

Level winner and general chief, Caleb Ewan (Jayco AlUla): “I’ve had a couple of alternatives to this point this 12 months and not controlled to win, so the drive was once development, however now I’m in the end satisfied to get every other win for the 12 months. There was once a breakaway initially after which one among my teammates, he truly managed it properly with DSM after which it got here again lovely simple after all. There was once reasonably a large number of wind so we concept possibly there was once going to be some crosswinds, however after all it was once only a headwind many of the day. Generally, the race was once lovely simple, however the laborious a part of it was once most probably judging the end line that was once moderately uphill, so that you simply had to time the dash proper. This was once the one dash of the race, so not more degree alternatives for me, however we now have Davide [De Pretto] right here who can do a just right GC so we’ll be running for him any longer.”

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

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

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A few days after he opened his palmarès for 2024, within the Muscat Vintage, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates) punched his approach to every other victory on Level 2 of the Excursion of Oman 2024. The younger New-Zealander proved once more to be the most powerful when the street rose at the ultimate ascent of the day, in Qurayyat. Showered by means of the heavy rain, an bizarre sight within the Sultanate to boost the race, Fisher-Black were given the simpler of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step), runner-up on Friday, and Diego Ulissi (UAE Crew Emirates), who was once third ultimate 12 months in Qurayyat.

The rolling and windy get started from As Sifah impressed competitive riders. Assaults got here from the beginning and Cesare Benedetti (BORA-hansgrohe) was once the primary rider to open an opening, after 8km. The Polish rider confirmed his energy and his enjoy, however the combat was once on at the back of him, with a number of counter-attacks. The bunch break up and Benedetti was once stuck at 17km. Everybody was once in combination 4 kilometres additional into the race excluding for Wan Abdul Rahman Hamdan (Terengganu Biking Crew), who was once pressured to desert because of a crash.

Tegshbayar Batsaikhan (Roojai Insurance coverage) initiated a brand new transfer at 23km. He’s adopted by means of Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH), dressed in the golden jersey as chief of the combativity standings, and Nariyuki Masuda (JCL Crew Ukyo). Pelegri ruled each the primary intermediate dash (Al Jissah, 28.4km) and the climbs of Al Jissah (32.2km) and Al Wadi Al Kabir (38.8km). As the distance reached 5 mins after 46km, a number of groups transfer to the entrance of the bunch to regulate the race. UAE Crew Emirates have been essentially the most concerned. The ruin driven their result in a most of five:40 midway throughout the degree with 85km to head.

Pelegri additionally took the whole issues in the second one intermediate dash (58.7km to head) to deliver his overall as much as 17 issues. Batsaikhan has 8, and Tzortzakis follows with 5, after he was once within the breakaway on degree 1. The space to the bunch was once down to three:20. Into the overall 50km, heavy rain showered the riders. Soudal Fast-Step joined UAE Crew Emirates within the chase.The space dropped to at least one:45 with 30 kilometres to head and riders from Astana Qazaqstan additionally pull the bunch.The attackers have been in the end stuck with 8km to head. Arkéa-B&B Hôtels set a powerful tempo at the ascent (2.6km at 7%), however no person can grasp Fisher-Black when he assaults within the ultimate 500 metres and takes victory 2 seconds forward of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step). UAE Crew Emirates display their collective energy with Diego Ulissi in third position and Adam Yates in sixth.

Oman Tour 2024

Level winner and general chief, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Crew Emirates): “The staff did a most sensible activity as of late. To reach right here on the end in those loopy rainy prerequisites and be capable to opt for the win was once one thing particular. I had just right emotions within the ultimate days on the Muscat Vintage so the staff depended on me to head for the win once more and believed in me. The elements made it very tricky as of late which makes the win the entire sweeter. The following day we now have a large degree with an extended climb which may go well with Adam greater than myself so we’ll see the way it is going and check out and take every other win.”

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

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

Oman’24 degree 2:


Excursion Colombia 2024
Alejandro Osorio gained Level 3 of the Excursion Colombia. The 25 year-old Colombian champion, was once too speedy for Rodrigo Contreras in a two-man dash. The 2 had damaged clear of a number one team that integrated Egan Bernal and Rigoberto Urán.

Tour Colombia 2024

The degree was once in response to an area circuit of Tunja with two brief, tricky climbs separately. The circuit needed to be ridden 11 instances, for a complete of 142 kilometres.

Early within the degree, two riders escaped: David Santiago Gómez (Sistecrédito) and Bernardo Suaza (Petrolike). The duo constructed a lead of greater than 4 mins, however it will be a difficult activity to avoid the peloton, which were thinned out significantly. Fernando Gaviria and Mark Cavendish, and different non climbers, had already been dropped sooner than the overall hour of racing. With about 35 kilometres to head, Gómez and Suaza nonetheless had a lead of one:40 and Richard Carapaz attacked the peloton. The Ecuadorian of EF Schooling-EasyPost jumped simply sooner than the highest of one of the crucial climbs, however couldn’t escape. This began the finale. A number of assaults adopted and the peloton break up with 20 kilometres to head. The early break out was once stuck.

Seven kilometres later, initially of the overall lap, Vinicius Rangel (Movistar), Richard Carapaz and Alexey Lutsenko attempted to arrange a ruin. A gaggle of round 30 riders joined them. 3rd general, Andrea Piccolo had an issue together with his motorbike a lap previous and neglected the transfer. It was once every other EF Schooling-EasyPost rider, Rigoberto Urán who led the motion at the penultimate climb. Nairo Quintana was once on his wheel, however couldn’t grasp his tempo. The remaining controlled to apply Urán’s wheel, however on the most sensible he sped up once more and took a small hole.

4 riders controlled to sign up for Urán: Colombian champion Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano), Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia), Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar) and Egan Bernal, who’s racing for the Colombian Nationwide staff. Jonathan Caicedo, Édgar Cadena (Petrolike) and Adrían Bustamante (GW Erco Shimano) controlled to go. A number one team of 8 began the ultimate 3 kilometres off the entrance. Total chief, Harold Tejada, had neglected the transfer. Within the ultimate 2 kilometres Contreras attacked on his personal, however Osorio were given to him within the ultimate meters after which dash from his wheel for the win. Contreras needed to accept moment position. Urán completed in 3rd position in the similar time as Osorio. Bernal completed 5th.

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Level winner and ninth general, Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano): “A sophisticated degree. A circuit like I really like, there are lots of high quality riders on this Excursion of Colombia. It is going too speedy. Tremendous satisfied so that you can reach a victory in this sort of tricky and top of the range race. Function achieved, tremendous satisfied and excited with this victory. It was once fought for, it was once completed due to my staff that has labored for me on a daily basis. Every one among them has given me their agree with and due to the team of workers. A very powerful goals have been the Nationwide Championship and Excursion Colombia has been a dream begin to the season.”

Total chief and 2d at the degree, Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia): “A favorable stability, a super victory for the staff, in fact that I’m more than happy and satisfied to take the lead as of late. I need to commit it to my sponsor Nu Colombia. On the finish we withstood Rigoberto Urán’s assault with one lap ultimate and the gang was once decided on. As soon as within I attempted to marvel on the finish as a result of It’s not that i am very robust at sprinting. Finally Osorio took the chance to head forward and reach victory. We’re rising as Colombian biking, it is a very giant window for everybody and I’m satisfied to give a contribution this management to the fanatics and to my Nu staff, to the technical staff, to my racing partners, who’ve labored very laborious for me.”

fifth at the degree, Egan Bernal (Colombia): “Bit by bit I’m regaining self assurance. In a degree like this you should at all times be on the entrance, preventing all day for place to be provide on the finish. And that provides me self assurance. Bit by bit I’m convalescing. We, with the nationwide staff, should be clever and select the instant, however we now have a just right staff. I feel the men did a just right activity, then within the ultimate Jhonatan Restrepo and Brandon Rivera and I have been in a position to head throughout the motions. I didn’t win the degree, however I think like I’m bettering.”

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

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

Excursion Colombia’24 degree 3:


Mark Cavendish gained the Fourth Level of the Excursion Colombia on Friday. After a lumpy degree, he was once the quickest within the bunch dash. His lead-out guy Michael Mørkøv helped to position him completely for the win. Fernando Gaviaria needed to accept moment position and Nelson Andrés Soto was once 3rd.

Tour Colombia 2024

The fourth day of the Excursion Colombia was once a 181.8 kilometre degree from Paipa to Zipaquirá. There have been two Cat4 and one Cat3 climb. The ultimate 50 kilometres have been virtually flat. Almost certainly an afternoon for the sprinters.

The degree additionally appeared just right for an break out, as a result of the early hilly path. Early within the degree 9 riders broke away, however the peloton was once no longer too . Within the first 60 kilometres the 9 building up their result in 4 mins. In the back of them an different team attempted to go, however they by no means arrange to succeed in the main team. Within the hilly a part of the degree the peloton wasn’t placing about and the peloton was once all at the side of 70 kilometres to head.

Movistar and Astana Qazaqstan have been proud of the location. Each groups had a possible winner with Mark Cavendish and Fernando Gaviria, despite the fact that there was once an break out 30 kilometres from the end. Julián Cardona (Crew Medellin), Laureano Rosas (Swift Carbon Professional Biking) and Alexander Gil (Orgulo Paisa) took their likelihood and constructed up a 50 moment lead. Within the ultimate a part of the degree the break out efforts got here to not anything. Corratec-Vini Fantini and Bingoal WB additionally began to paintings for his or her sprinters. The peloton reduce the lead inside a couple of kilometres and now it was once certain to be a host dash. Mark Cavendish outpaced the contest. After a powerful lead-out from Michael Mørkøv and Cees Bol, the British rider held the entire others off. Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) was once shut, however needed to accept moment position. Nelson Soto (Petrolike) took 3rd.

Tour Colombia 2024

Level winner, Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan): “I’m speechless. I used to be covered up at the back of my boys within the ultimate kilometre and knew I couldn’t allow them to down. They have been extra special. Now not simply within the ultimate, however the entire day. After a break up within the peloton over a climb, they chased with ferocity and middle, in conjunction with Movistar Crew for 70km to verify we were given our dash. The conclusion and keenness they confirmed for our staff brings tears to my eyes. I’m so proud lets get every other degree win right here in Colombia. To dash in opposition to Fernando Gaviria in his house nation was once particular too. He was once coming so speedy, and after the paintings of each our groups, I used to be overjoyed to percentage the rostrum with him.”

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

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

Excursion Colombia’24 degree 4:


The Queen Level 5 of the Excursion Colombia was once gained by means of Richard Carapaz. The Ecuadorian made his transfer within the ultimate 5 kilometres of the Alto del Vino, the very lengthy ultimate climb of the degree.

Tour Colombia 2024

Day 5 of the Excursion Colombia was once the Queen degree. The 138 kilometre race completed at the Alto del Vino, which was once greater than 30 kilometres of mountaineering at 5.7%. This climb was once descended previous within the degree, after a brief method from the start line of Cota.

Within the early a part of the degree a number one team of 6 shaped. Movistar’s Vinicius Rangel was once joined by means of Rait Ärm (Estonia), Alexis Benjamin Quinteros (Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi), Brandon Alejandro Rojas (GW Erco Shimano), Bernardo Suaza (Petrolike), Franklin Archibold (Panamá es Cultura y Valores) and Wilmar Paredes (Crew Medellín). The six had a lead of greater than 5 mins and on the foot of the overall climb they nonetheless had slightly below 4 mins. Within the peloton, Nu Colombia, the staff of general chief Rodrigo Contreras, have been in regulate. Later at the climb, Astana took over. The peloton thinned out significantly, particularly because of the paintings of Alexey Lutsenko. A number of the giant names that have been in hassle was once Andrea Piccolo and Nairo Quintana. The Movistar climber dropped out when there have been nonetheless about 25 riders within the team. This additionally integrated Esteban Chaves, who attacked 10 kilometres from the end. He went as much as and previous Paredes, the ultimate guy of the escapee, and persevered solo.

Chaves didn’t grasp out for terribly lengthy, however as he was once stuck, it was once his teammate Richard Carapaz’s flip. The Ecudorean sped up and opened a just right hole. There was once just one rider who controlled to leap to him: yellow jersey wearer Contreras. In the back of this duo, a bunch remained with Chaves, Harold Tejada, Jonathan Klever Caicedo, Ivan Ramiro Sosa, Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, Rigoberto Urán and Egan Bernal. After some assaults, all of them rejoined the leaders one at a time, however the connection was once short-lived. Carapaz nonetheless had one thing left in his legs and took off once more 4 kilometres from the end. This time Contreras couldn’t apply. The primary chaser was once now Caicedo, adopted handiest by means of Contreras. Slowly however without a doubt, Carapaz took extra time. With 1K to head it was once transparent that he would take his moment victory of the season. Contreras defended himself properly, crossing the road in 3rd position at the back of Caicedo to retained his general lead.

Tour Colombia 2024

Level winner and 2d general, Richard Carapaz (EF Schooling-EasyPost): “This one is particular for me, clearly it’s particular for the staff as properly. We’re all climbers, and knew we handiest had one alternative, so we needed to make the most of it up to conceivable. We knew how laborious the climb was once. I’ve educated right here. We studied the profile, the altitude, the street floor. It was once a climb of 1 hour. I’m more than happy for myself, and for the staff, as a result of they collaborated to make this victory conceivable. The day went completely, e couldn’t have deliberate it any higher. We had 4 robust guys who have been in a position to assault, assault, assault the yellow jersey. We got here away with the degree win and we’re tremendous satisfied about that and now we now have another likelihood the next day to come to take this factor house.”

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

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

Excursion Colombia’24 degree 5:


Rodrigo Contreras is the whole winner of the 2024 Excursion Colombia. The rider from the continental Nu Colombia staff was once attacked regularly within the ultimate degree, however controlled to carry on. The impressive ultimate degree completed in a dash from an elite team. Jhonatan Restrepo had the quickest legs.

Tour Colombia 2024

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

The race break up open a lot previous, due to Egan Bernal. The INEOS Grenadiers climber, who’s driving for the Colombian nationwide staff, was once no longer happy together with his fifth position on GC and attacked at the highway to Bogotá. The winner of the 2019 Excursion de France went with Javier Jamaica (Crew Medellín) and controlled to realize a most lead of one minute. The now thinned out peloton weren’t taking it simple and the search for Bernal began and there was once a regrouping with simply over 40 kilometres to head. The Bernal threat had handed, however issues remained very stressed within the team of favourites. There have been accelerations from Richard Carapaz, Bernal once more and Rigoberto Urán. EF Schooling-EasyPost, the staff of Carapaz and Urán, attempted to dislodge chief Rodrigo Contreras with a number of accelerations, however the Nu Colombia rider didn’t budge. So much may nonetheless occur at the Alto de Patios. Carapaz had his teammates building up the tempo, paving the way in which for his assault.

After preparatory paintings by means of Jefferson Alexander Cepeda, who destroyed the gang, it was once as much as Carapaz to ship the overall blow. His spectacular acceleration appeared too tough for Contreras. The person in yellow was once lucky that he had the assistance of his teammate Daniel Alejandro Mendez, who stored the adaptation with Carapaz manageable. Carapaz began the ultimate 12, flat kilometres with a pleasant lead. The Ecuadorian was once going for the degree and general victory, however grew to become out to not be robust sufficient to stick forward at the flat. Carapaz was once stuck by means of the primary elite team of 12 riders, together with the entire key riders on this Excursion Colombia. Contreras, Urán, Bernal, Jonathan Caicedo, Colombian champion Alejandro Osorio have been all there. Those riders would dash for victory. The Colombian nationwide staff was once properly represented within the first team with 3 riders and made up our minds to head all out for Jhonatan Restrepo. Within the ultimate kilometre, Bernal rode his lungs out for his teammate, who controlled to finish the activity. Restrepo took care of Carapaz and Caicedo. Contreras additionally within the first team and so was once the overall winner of his nationwide excursion.

Tour Colombia 2024

Level winner, Jonathan Restrepo (Colombia): “Unbelievable. After I noticed a champion of the Excursion de France, of the Giro d’Italia, I stated I couldn’t lose. I suffered so much to get there. I driven laborious within the mountains and were given right here properly. At the descent I stored my legs and the techniques labored for me, I arrived robust on the dash. Now comes the Excursion of Rwanda and Italy.”

Ultimate general winner and eighth at the degree, Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia): “It was once a hard day. I had a sensational staff. Daniel Méndez was once key. I didn’t melancholy, and I advised him to regulate. This can be a very immense pleasure to take this name house. I may no longer surrender, My circle of relatives was once right here. This can be a impressive victory. Historical for me and for Colombia as a result of we have been in a position to overcome the groups from outdoor in order that they remember that there may be a prime degree within the nationwide biking.”

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

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

Excursion Colombia’24 degree 6:


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

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The riders began the UAE Excursion with a flat degree of simply over 120 kilometres to the port of Dubai. Lorena Wiebes was once the highest favorite for the win, now that her rival Charlotte Kool isn’t there because of sickness.

Because of the wind, there was once anxiousness within the peloton all day and echelons shaped a couple of instances. On the other hand, those makes an attempt have been nipped within the bud simply as briefly. Because of anxiousness, a number of riders crashed. With simply over 60 kilometres to head, there was once a crash, with Elisa Longo Borghini as the most important casualty. Remaining 12 months’s winner was once in a position to proceed and take her position within the peloton with a hand damage. Italian Alice Palazzi (Best Women Fassa Bortolo) was once off the entrance, however was once briefly introduced again. Best Women Fasso Bortolo then despatched Gaia Segato of the entrance. The nineteen year-old Italian rode solo for some time, however with not up to 40 kilometres to head, she was once joined by means of the Uzbek rider, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Town). They received a most lead of one:30.

Twenty kilometres from the end, Segato and Kuskova have been stuck and the peloton may get ready for a dash. The tempo higher and this led to every other crash, however the fallen riders have been in a position to proceed. The peloton was once at ‘complete gasoline’ to the ultimate kilometre. More than a few groups attempted to get their lead-out trains organised, however Fenix-Deceuninck took a extra attacking method. Carina Schrempf jumped clear of the peloton with 2 kilometres to head and had an opening, however she was once no fit for the UAE Crew ADQ and SD Worx-Protime groups. The Dutch staff took the lead past due, however on the proper time. Wiebes was once preferably piloted by means of her teammates within the ultimate metres. Lotte Kopecky did the principle paintings with a formidable lead-out and Wiebes finished the activity. The Italians, Rachele Barbieri and Chiara Consonni have been properly overwhelmed by means of Wiebes, who additionally took the whole lead within the UAE Excursion.

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Level winner and Purple jersey, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “It’s nice to have already got a win for the primary time this season. It’s truly vital to be supported by means of a staff like SD Worx for profitable a race like as of late’s. It’s been a super feeling additionally to be celebrated on degree and I’m having a look ahead to dressed in the chief’s jersey the next day to come. It’s reasonably improbable to win in Dubai and to have the large constructions within the background. This time, I even got here a little bit previous to perform a little sightseeing of the town. A few of my team-mates went sky diving and stated that they had a super enjoy. Possibly I’ll take a look at subsequent 12 months. The following day within the desolate tract it might be windier so we will be able to be expecting some echelons within the lengthy directly highway. There have been some echelon makes an attempt as of late and that made the common velocity quicker than ultimate 12 months’s, additionally as a result of we went a little bit extra out of the town. The peloton was once doing 44kph within the first hour as we began with tailwind. I need to win the entire dash levels and I’m hoping Lotte [Kopecky] will do properly as much as Jebel Hafeet. We really feel in a position for profitable the entire levels as a staff.”

White and Black jersey holder, Janina Kuskova (Tashkent Town Girls Skilled Biking Crew): “My purpose as of late was once to break free to win the intermediate sprints and the time bonus that is going with it. I used to be a hit at the first dash however I labored too laborious sooner than the second one dash to totally succeed in my purpose. Now my purpose is to stay the white jersey until the tip of the UAE Excursion Girls.”

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

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

UAE Excursion’24 degree 1:


Level 2 of the UAE Excursion for girls was once gained by means of Lorena Wiebes on Friday. The short degree of 113 kilometres noticed many echelons shape, nevertheless it led to a host dash and it was once the whole chief of SD Worx-Protime who took her moment degree win in a row. Lotte Kopecky was once a powerful teammate for Wiebes. Chiara Consonni and Clara Copponi have been moment and 3rd.

UAE Tour 2024

After 30 kilometres the peloton break up into items because of the echelons, however that didn’t ultimate for lengthy. It become transparent that chief Lorena Wiebes and Global champion Lotte Kopecky have been gazing each transfer. SD Worx-Protime have been in a small echelon of 4 riders, however after Kopecky’s puncture, the tempo dropped and the peloton come again in combination.

At first of the overall hour, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Town) attacked. Nobody joined the Uzbek rider and she or he struggled a little bit forward of the peloton and was once in the end stuck. At the second one intermediate dash, Lotte Kopecky was once the primary over the road, gaining 3 bonus seconds within the combat for the whole victory. There was once a second within the ultimate when echelons may have shaped, however no staff was once going to present the whole lot and so there was once going to be a host dash once more. SD Worx-Protime selected to transport past due. This was once tricky, however Kopecky in the end controlled to position Wiebes in a great place. She took a protracted dash for the win, which was once much less convincing than on degree 1. Chiara Consonni (UAE Crew ADQ) got here off Wiebes’ wheel, however the Italian was once simply too past due and led to moment position. Clara Copponi (Lidl-Trek) completed 3rd.

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Level winner and general chief, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “I began going up within the peloton a little bit previous than I’d like as a result of I noticed the street narrowing a little bit. I additionally knew that everyone would attempt to pass at the left facet and I noticed an EF rider crash and I’m hoping she’s OK. It’s at all times traumatic in such finales sooner than the dash however I attempted to stick as protected as conceivable. I’m satisfied that I stayed protected and the women gave me every other nice lead out. To take two victories in a row is a self assurance booster to begin the season. We’re a large number of robust Dutch riders so it’s no longer a marvel that we have already got an important choice of degree victories within the UAE Excursion Girls despite the fact that it’s a slightly new race. The following day I’ll attempt to improve Lotte [Kopecky] up to conceivable. We’ll pass all out for her degree victory. My different purpose is to win the ultimate degree. If it occurs, I’ll end the Excursion with the golf green jersey.”

White jersey, Yanina Kuskova (Tashkent Town Girls Skilled Biking Crew): “These days’s degree wasn’t tougher than the day before today’s. However I switched my focal point to the overall classification so I didn’t break free for the intermediate sprints as a result of I do know that the next day to come is the toughest degree of the UAE Excursion. I’m hoping I will be able to even have just right legs within the mountains to deliver this absolute best younger rider jersey until the tip. I wish to make the highest 5 general but when I finally end up within the most sensible 10, it’ll make it a a hit Excursion for me.”

Black jersey, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “I don’t assume it will had been a unique race hadn’t I punctured on the entrance within the echelons. We made the echelons on the superb second. It was once an excellent team however the peloton was once nonetheless giant and chasing no longer a long way at the back of so I imagine that although I didn’t puncture, we’d have stopped pulling only some mins later. I went for the intermediate sprints for the GC however I don’t how I’ll pass the next day to come. If my form is just right sufficient, I wouldn’t love to lose the race for seconds I may have received within the intermediate sprints so I went for it simply in case. It was once a truly traumatic dash once more as of late. As a result of there wasn’t any nook sooner than the end and a head wind, we needed to time it rather well. However on the finish, we did an excellent activity once more to guide Lorena Wiebes out.”

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

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

UAE Excursion’24 degree 2:


Lotte Kopecky gained the 3rd Level of the UAE Excursion. At the Jebel Hafeet, the one climb of the day, the SD Worx-Protime rider made her transfer. At the steep sections she stuck her closest opponent Neve Bradbury and took the win within the dash. Neve Bradbury and Mavi García have been moment and 3rd.

UAE Tour 2024

Within the UAE Excursion for girls, the 3rd degree was once totally flat till the ultimate 10 kilometres. At the Jebel Hafeet, a climb of about 9 kilometres at a mean of 9%, the climbers would make a decision the 3rd degree. The ultimate kilometre was once downhill to the end.

It took a very long time sooner than someone may get an opening at the peloton. Even if maximum riders knew that the verdict would come at the Jebel Hafeet, many nonetheless gave it a pass. Anniina Athosalo (Uno-X Mobility), Marie Le Web (FDJ-Suez) and Cristina Tonetti (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacíon Esukadi) all attempted. None of them controlled to escape. The Frenchwoman Aude Biannic of Movistar controlled to open a small hole of 10 seconds at the peloton for some time, however she couldn’t keep away.

The instant Biannic was once stuck, Idoia Eraso (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacíon Esukadi) and Linda Zannetti (Human Powered Well being) broke away. They took a lead of greater than 1 minute sooner than the peloton began to chase them. Gladys Verhulst-Wild (FDJ-Suez) jumped around the the main pair. The 3 controlled to construct a lead of 6 mins. Within the run-up to the overall climb, SD Worx, Lidl-Trek and Fenix-Deceuninck took the lead within the peloton and the lead was once slowly eaten away. On the foot of the climb the 3 had handiest 2 mins left. As soon as at the steep sections, the favourites stuck the escapees, due to just right paintings from Lorena Wiebes. 8 kilometres from the end it was once Gaia Realini who truly were given the race going. The acceleration was once an excessive amount of for lots of riders. Handiest 5 may apply the Italian. Those have been her teammate Elisa Longo Borghini, Lotte Kopecky, Neve Bradbury, Marion Bunel and Mavi García. They might make a decision who would win the degree. Longo Borghini and Bunel have been the primary to be dropped from the entrance team. 3 kilometers from the end it was once Bradbury who attacked. She opened an opening, however Lotte Kopecky controlled to combat again 800 metres from the end. The Belgian beat the Australian for the degree win and can put on the chief’s jersey on Sunday. She takes over the lead from her teammate Lorena Wiebes. Neve Bradbury completed moment and Mavi García completed 3rd.

UAE Tour 2024

Level winner and Purple jersey, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “That is my first mountain most sensible end victory. It’s loopy. I used to be very motivated for this degree. I dreamed of this and I was hoping for it however I first needed to see how deep I may pass. I went kilometre by means of kilometre, figuring out that legs would harm in this climb. In a couple of seconds it will flip from having it into blowing up. I used to be in a bit of little bit of panic when the Canyon woman (Neve Bradbury) attacked. However I discovered my rhythm. I got here nearer and I used to be assured I may make it. I got here right here for preparation for the Spring classics. It’s vital for my self assurance to get to understand that the form is already just right sufficient for profitable a degree race.”

2d at the degree and general, Neve Bradbury (Canyon//SRAM): “With round 3km to head, it pinched up a little bit sooner than it plateaued to the road. I used to be anticipating Realini would pass then as a result of she was once driving truly robust on the backside of the climb. When she by no means went, I attacked myself and appeared again to peer that nobody adopted. I attempted to pave my effort to the end line till Kopecky stuck me. I believed I may try to get a run off her wheel to take the overall nook first, so I made her take the lead, however she was once too robust. To get moment at the degree is a truly great self assurance spice up. I think like I belong on the pointy finish of the races now. The staff did a truly just right activity all day. My teammates have been having a look after Ricarda and me, getting bottles and serving to us preserve power the place conceivable, however particularly positioning us into the climb on the entrance. It’s additionally great to peer we lead the staff classification after as of late’s degree. We nonetheless have another degree to head, however confidently, we will be able to take house moment position within the basic classification. I’m truly proud of how as of late went, and we’re having a look to complete off the next day to come with a just right end result for the staff.”

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

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

UAE Excursion’24 degree 3:


Lotte Kopecky gained the overall general of the UAE Excursion for girls. The chief of SD Worx-ProTime had no issues within the Ultimate Level 4 to Abu Dhabi, which was once strangely gained by means of Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez). Kraak was once within the early ruin and narrowly held off Lorena Wiebes sprinting on the head of the peloton.

UAE Tour 2024

After Lotte Kopecky taking the whole lead within the mountain degree to Jebel Hafeet, not anything stood in the way in which of a last victory for the SD Worx-Protime chief. The path of the overall degree to Abu Dhabi Breakwater was once flat, so a host dash was once anticipated.

4 riders escaped early within the degree, which was once run below mild rain. Amber Kraak (FDJ-Suez), Sophie Wright (Fenix-Deceuninck), Monica Greenwood (Coop-Repsol) and Margarita Misyurina (Tashkent Town) made up the entrance team. They’d a lead of greater than 3 mins. Within the peloton, the paintings was once left to SD Worx-Protime, however the Dutch staff couldn’t shut the distance by itself. For a very long time the lead fluctuated round 2 mins. On the entrance, Misyurina was once dropped 20 kilometres from the end. Kraak, Wright and Greenwood have been nonetheless running properly in combination. The opposite sprinter’s groups began to lend a hand with the chase, inflicting the result in briefly come down.

There was once some confrontation within the main team within the ultimate 7 kilometres, as a result of Kraak sought after to eliminate the others. Together with her first assault she removed Greenwood and with a moment, Wright was once long past. From that second on, the Dutch lady defended a lead of 45 seconds within the ultimate 5 kilometres. She didn’t sluggish and nonetheless had 15 seconds within the ultimate kilometre. Because of a powerful lead-out from Kopecky, Lorena Wiebes got here very shut, however Kraak, who was once with Jumbo-Visma ultimate season, narrowly held directly to win the overall degree for her new French staff. Lotte Kopecky’s general lead of 13 moment lead over Neve Bradbury, was once by no means in peril. That is handiest Kopecky’s fourth ultimate general victory, after the Lotto Belgium Excursion, the Thuringia Girls Excursion and the Simac Girls Excursion. Australian Neve Bradbury and Spain’s Mavi Garcia have been moment and 3rd.

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Level winner, Amber Kraak (FDJ-SUEZ): “Within the radio I heard my team-mates shout “pass, pass, pass”, so I understood it was once truly tight and I didn’t dare to seem again. That is my first solo victory within the WorldTour. I’m no longer truly used to that however subsequent time I will be able to possibly have fun with my fingers up within the air. Our plan was once truly to head for the assault. Once we were given 3 mins lead I thought lets make it as of late. I in truth sought after to head for the dash however the others bogged down so I went solo. That is my first race for my new staff FDJ-Suez. The day prior to this I used to be meant to head complete gasoline at the climb and it didn’t truly figure out. I didn’t have a just right day so it’s a truly nice feeling to make it up the day after.”

Ultimate general winner of the 2024 UAE Excursion Girls, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime): “We anticipated a breakaway and this entrance team was once truly robust. They deserved to get the win as of late. We attempted to near the distance however we didn’t prevail. However our precedence as of late was once to win the whole. I used to be hoping that it wouldn’t rain too laborious so I may keep protected. To win the UAE Excursion was once one thing I used to be hoping for however no longer one thing I used to be anticipating truly. It’s really nice to win this race and I loved my time right here, sky diving sooner than the race up to biking. The entirety has been nice.”

2d at the degree and winner of the Inexperienced jersey, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime): “The entire staff did its absolute best to check out and shut the distance for a host dash end as of late however this time it was once no longer sufficient. I began my dash a bit of bit early than I in most cases do. I feel it was once 200 metres if no longer a bit of bit sooner than the completing line. After I noticed Amber [Kraak] I believed possibly it’s nonetheless conceivable to catch her. The opposite groups didn’t lend a hand us however that’s customary once we gained 3 levels. In my opinion, with two degree wins and the issues classification, I’m very happy. Now it’ll be vital to stay the nice form forward for the classics. And I’m hoping I’ll be again on the UAE Excursion subsequent 12 months.”

2d general and White jersey winner, Neve Bradbury (Canyon//SRAM): “I knew that if I had superb legs, I may be expecting to come back moment within the UAE Excursion however I’m over the moon with this end result. These days, I simply sought after to stick protected within the bunch to keep my moment position general. It’s been an implausible feeling to come back on degree to obtain the most efficient younger rider jersey and on most sensible of that the UCI Girls’s WorldTour chief jersey. It’s going to be great if I am getting to put on it in additional races this 12 months. Now I feel I’m in a position to take at the international’s absolute best riders and the Excursion de France Femmes is my dream.”

third general, Mavi Garcia (Liv AlUla Jayco): “It’s a little bit of a unusual feeling now as a result of at the one hand I’m satisfied as a result of I’m at the podium and the staff did nice paintings for me as of late. Alternatively, it’s a little bit of a pity as a result of within the ultimate 100 metres there was once a crash and Letizia [Paternoster] and me crashed. We can see how Leti is, however I’m adequate. It’s a little bit unusual the location however I’m satisfied. For me, it’s tremendous vital to get this podium as a result of ultimate 12 months, I didn’t really feel truly properly. Now, I agree with myself once more and I wished it. Now, I get started once more every other season, a brand new season and I’m hoping it’ll be higher than ultimate 12 months. It’s the most efficient get started with the staff to be at the podium general in a WorldTour race. I handiest did it within the Giro d’Italia two years in the past and now right here.”

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

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

UAE Excursion’24 degree 4:


Excursion de l. a. Provence 2024
Mads Pedersen took his 3rd victory of the season. The Dane of Lidl-Trek, who gained a degree and the overall general within the Etoile de Bèsseges, was once the most efficient within the prologue of the Excursion de l. a. Provence on Thursday. His younger teammate Jakob Söderqvist was once moment. 3rd position went to Samuel Watson.

Provence 2024

The prologue of the Excursion de l. a. Provence happened in Marseille at the coast. The path was once easy: 2 kilometres directly, a ‘U’ flip and directly again once more for three kilometres. The path was once directly except the mid race flip.

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

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Prologue winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It went rather well, it is a just right begin to the race. I feel we will be able to be proud of me in first position and Jakob in moment. It’s a ravishing day. The following day is every other degree. It appears to be like find it irresistible’s going to rain and it might get reasonably heavy, with a large number of uphill and downhill. In fact we’re going for every other victory. We now have a powerful staff right here and we should no doubt opt for the win. That’s why we’re right here.”

2d at the degree and general, Jakob Söderqvist (Lidl-Trek): “Presently my frame is a little bit empty so I don’t really feel a lot in any respect, it’s a peculiar feeling nevertheless it’s additionally surreal. I feel this night it’ll settle a little bit and I’m certain it’ll really feel lovely just right. It was once a five-minute effort so it’s like an all-out check. There’s no longer a lot pacing to it, simply making an attempt to not blow up within the first minute after which simply stay preserving the facility. Some corners may have been higher however there’s no longer so much to bitch about. These days I simply had a truly just right feeling.”

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

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

Provence’24 prologue:


Mads Pedersen gained the First Level of the Excursion de l. a. Provence. The degree was once suffering from tricky climate prerequisites, however on the end, the Lidl-Trek rider was once the most efficient within the bunch dash. The Dane gained the prologue yesterday. Frenchman, Axel Zingle was once moment and Canadian Riley Pickrell was once 3rd.

Provence 2024

After Thursday’s prologue, Friday was once the primary highway degree of the Excursion de l. a. Provence. Within the degree from Aix-en-Provence to Martigues, the riders handiest had two stumbling blocks: a Cat2 and a Cat3 climb. A host dash after 157.2 kilometres gave the look to be anticipated, despite the fact that the elements was once going to be the most important downside.

Prior to the beginning of the race, the organisers introduced that the days for the whole can be taken 5 kilometres from the end. The heavy rain and wind would make a dash with a complete peloton too dangerous. With this, the organisers was hoping that the end can be much less traumatic, as many riders may take it simple for the overall 5 kilometres. The rain was once coming down closely. Maximum riders selected to stick in combination for the primary 10 kilometres, sooner than the primary assaults. Alexis Gougeard (Cofidis), Thomas Bonnet (TotalEnergies), Kévin Avoine (Van Rysel-Roubaix) and Alexis Guerin (Philippe Wagner/Bazin) made up our minds to make a race of it.

Canadian Robin Plamondon (CIC U Nantes Atlantique) was once additionally within the main team. This gave us a lead of 5, to which Jonathan Couanon (Great Métropole Côte d’Azur) joined later. The 6 males briefly controlled to increase a 2 minute lead and the location stayed that manner for a very long time. The rain persevered to fall and the escapees stored their lead solid. The time distinction fluctuated between 1 and a couple of mins. Midway throughout the race, the sprinter’s groups began to chase. About 30 kilometres from the end, the peloton had already halved the lead. Decathlon-AG2r Los angeles Mondiale and Lidl-Trek doing the paintings. The lead team additionally higher the tempo they usually have been down to a few males.

Alexis Guerin and Jonathan Couanon have been the primary to be dropped. Then it was once Robin Plamondon who couldn’t grasp on. The remainder trio had sufficient power to carry on for a very long time. With 10 kilometres to head, the peloton was once nonetheless 40 seconds at the back of. Within the ultimate kilometres, an increasing number of groups put a person at the entrance of the peloton, inflicting the result in drop and so it will be a host dash in Martigues. Within the dash it was once Mads Pedersen who was once the primary over the road. Alex Zingle (Cofidis) and Samuel Watson (Groupama-FDJ) joined him at the peloton. The time measured 5 kilometres sooner than the end didn’t make any distinction and Mads Pedersen held his lead.

Provence 2024

Level winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “It’s handiest while you go the road that you just realise that you just’ve gained. In fact, you’re dreaming to win each time you’re on the starting point, nevertheless it’s handiest one thing you’ll be able to handiest imagine within the ultimate meters. Particularly as of late, with a busy ultimate, I handiest knew within the ultimate meters. The plan will likely be equivalent the next day to come, we’ll need to regulate once more, and I feel the rain performs a little bit in our favour so we can attempt to replica/paste as of late. The lads did an excellent activity. Within the ultimate kilometre Alex [Kirsch] and Otto [Vergaerde] stored the peloton in a single line and Ryan [Gibbons] stored me out of issues to verify I may do a just right dash. Finally it was once reasonably a protracted dash as a result of we opened a little bit of an opening within the ultimate nook however we controlled it properly and we need to get used to one another with the brand new dash educate. I don’t love the rain, I simply publish with it higher than maximum guys. It was once a difficult day. I feel you’ll see some guys that had a difficult time, and the rain and the chilly doesn’t make it more straightforward for someone. Additionally there was once a powerful breakaway available in the market they usually performed the sport truly sensible. Tim and Julien [Bernard] had to make use of some bullets as of late to drag the ruin again. Generally, the Crew did a great superb activity as of late and I’m truly happy with them. We’ll take a look at once more the next day to come. We’re right here to check out and stay the jersey and that’s needless to say our plan once more the next day to come. I really like to come back to races like Bessèges and Provence for a couple of causes. It’s great to get the lead-out educate dialled in and do a just right activity with the men, however profitable may be just right for the self-confidence, plus they’re well-organised races and I experience racing right here.”

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

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

Provence’24 degree 1:


Mads Pedersen has gained but every other degree of the Excursion de l. a. Provence. After the prologue and the primary degree, the Dane gained the 2d Level on Saturday. After early escapee Marco Frigo was once stuck past due within the degree, Pedersen was once the quickest of a lead team. Axel Zingle was once moment once more and Clément Champoussin was once 3rd.

Tour de Provence 2024

The second one highway degree of the Excursion de l. a. Provence went from Forcalquier to Manosque. On paper it was once essentially the most tricky degree of the race. There have been a number of climbs within the first segment, and then the Col de l’Aire del Masco (6.6km at 4.8%) adopted within the finale. The summit was once 25 kilometres from the end. The ultimate kilometre went uphill at greater than 4%. The heavy rain added an additional quantity of issue.

The day’s ruin consisted of 5 riders. Thomas Bonnet, Emmanuel Morin, Kasper Saver, Scott McGill and Marco Frigo joined forces and had a lead of simply over 2 mins. Frigo, of Israel Premier-Tech, grew to become out to be the most powerful on the entrance. His fellow escapees have been dropped one at a time, leaving the Italian by myself within the lead with 45 kilometres to head. The adaptation to the peloton was once nonetheless greater than 1 minute whilst Lidl-Trek set the tempo. Mads Pedersen’s males couldn’t simply shut the distance. Within the wet prerequisites, the lone Frigo was once no longer at a drawback, as a result of on the most sensible of the Col de l’Aire del Masco he nonetheless had virtually 1:30. In this climb it was once Arkéa-B&B Motels who attacked. Pedersen attempted to neutralise the assaults himself, however in the end allowed Ewen Costiou to head. The Frenchman went after Frigo, however couldn’t shut the distance on his personal.

After the ultimate climb, about ten riders, together with Pedersen, break up off the entrance. They were given to Costiou and got here nearer and nearer to Frigo. This was once principally because of Pedersen, who as chief didn’t shy clear of the chase paintings. Frigo reached the ultimate kilometre with a small lead. On the other hand, about 400 metres from the end, his break out was once over. It might be a dash end. Within the dash, Pedersen had essentially the most left in his legs and he sprinted to victory in hellish prerequisites. Axel Zingle was once in a position to carry the wheel, the remainder misplaced motorbike lengths. For Pedersen it was once his 3rd victory in a row.

Tour de Provence 2024

Level winner and general chief, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “Some of the worst days ever on a motorbike. Occasionally you simply have to head for it and as of late was once a kind of days. The lads labored so laborious, nevertheless it become tricky to get again on the chief. He was once, pardon my phrases, so fucking robust. It wasn’t simple to meet up with him, so I was hoping it will be more straightforward with a smaller team. Occasionally it can pay off, now and again it doesn’t. That was once the case as of late. Finally it was once intuition. I did it by means of feeling and was hoping for the most efficient. It was once a hard state of affairs we have been in and the men were running very laborious for a very long time. I believed it will be higher if we have been in a smaller team the place everybody may take their flip, however they didn’t need to cooperate. Now not a a laugh day. I’m simply satisfied to win and the men were given the win. I accept as true with Julien Bernard that it was once one of the crucial worst days ever on a motorbike. It wasn’t a pleasant day. We have been frequently at an altitude of about 700 meters, which isn’t great when it rains like as of late and it’s two levels. It was once a difficult day for everybody. And in the event you have a look at the blokes who crossed the road, they didn’t glance just right.”

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

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

Provence’24 degree 2:


No 4 out of 4 for Mads Pedersen within the Excursion de l. a. Provence. The Dane made a bid for every other victory within the Ultimate Level 3, however was once overwhelmed by means of Tom Van Asbroeck in a moderately uphill dash. Pedersen was once the overall general winner of the French race.

Provence 2024

After a prologue and two highway levels, Sunday noticed the overall degree of the Excursion de l. a. Provence. Level 3 began in Rognac and ended 183 kilometres later in Arles, the house of Vincent Van Gough for a while. The predominantly flat degree would most probably result in a dash.

Mads Pedersen had gained the entire levels to this point within the 2024 Excursion de l. a. Provence and on Sunday he had a very good alternative to make it a 4 out of 4. The Dane first put his Lidl-Trek teammates to paintings to make sure an early ruin. Thibaut Bernard (Bingoal WB), Fabien Grellier (TotalEnergies), Kenny Molly, Kévin Avoine (Van Rysel-Roubaix) and Kasper Saver (Philippe Wagner-Bazin) have been within the ruin. The lead of the 5 were given to about 5 mins, however they didn’t keep away. The peloton break up sooner than the beginning of the TV broadcast. Because of the wind, the peloton was once in different items, leaving a primary team of about 25 riders.

Mads Pedersen was once after all a part of that team, as have been 4 of his teammates from Lidl-Trek: Jakob Söderqvist, Tim Declercq, Otto Vergaerde and Alex Kirsch. Any other vital riders of the primary levels have been shocked and needed to chase. The most important sufferer was once Ewen Costiou, third general. There was once then a large chase shape the opposite staff the entire approach to Arles. The adaptation between the primary echelon and that of Costiou briefly higher to greater than 1 minute with simply over 40 kilometres to head. The younger Frenchman would no longer go back and may fail to remember his general position. Because of the prime tempo, there was once not more attacking within the ultimate, everybody was once in a position for a dash. Pedersen had a very good alternative to finish the Excursion de l. a. Provence undefeated, however he nonetheless needed to take care of Sam Bennett. The previous Irish most sensible sprinter, who hopes to relaunch his profession with Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale, additionally controlled to live on the splits and was once in all probability the quickest rider within the first team. Pedersen and Bennett additionally performed a number one function within the dash, however each neglected out at the victory.

Pedersen was once the primary to begin the dash, however was once pulled in by means of Bennett. The Irishman looked to be on his approach to his first victory of 2024, however Bennett was once in flip was once handed by means of Tom Van Asbroeck. The 33 year-old Belgian of Israel-Premier Tech got here off the wheels with a large number of velocity and handled Bennett reasonably simply. It’s Van Asbroeck’s first victory in additional than 4 years. His earlier victory was once Binche-Chimay-Binche 2019. Axel Zingle crossed the road 3rd, forward of Hugo Hofstetter and Pedersen. The Lidl-Trek rider is the whole winner of the Excursion de l. a. Provence 2024. Zingle, 2d and the Spaniard Raúl García Pierna was once third.

Provence 2024

Level winner, Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel-Premier Tech): “It’s simply improbable! I nonetheless felt just right after two laborious days of racing so I used to be truly motivated for this one. We knew there might be echelons and echelons are one among my favorite issues so we have been in a position. Finally, the plan was once in truth for me to do a lead out for Hugo however I had such a lot energy in my legs so I simply stored going and going and going. I will be able to’t imagine I gained this degree. It’s superb!”

Ultimate general winner, Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek): “This week there was a little bit of the whole lot and as of late we had go winds, so it has no doubt been a just right week for us and we’re satisfied. These days was once a protracted dash and I ran out of legs, and after all the quickest ones beat me. They’ve finished a super activity, congratulations. It was once logical that we had all of the staff within the entrance team, right here we’re principally a classics staff and I’d say that 80% of them are crosswind experts. It’s at all times a question of time and you are prepared to compete, and you’re proud of the end result.”

third general, Raúl García Pierna (Arkéa-B&B Motels): “This ultimate degree of the Excursion de l. a. Provence was once very laborious, we knew there can be some echelons in this path. Sure, it’s precisely what occurs. There have been many transparent roads and the wind was once blowing robust. I used to be the ultimate rider to go into the primer echelon. Thanks very a lot to Lukasz (Owsian) and we’re very happy. I’ve attempted the most efficient I may. I’m proud of my first podium with my Arkéa jersey, thanks very a lot on your lend a hand and gear.”

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

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

Provence’24 degree 3:


Tremendous Status Cyclo-Pass – Middlekerke Males 2024
Eli Iserbyt gained the Superprestige Middelkerke. For a very long time it appeared like Joris Nieuwenhuis was once on his approach to victory, however the Dutch champion blew up within the last laps. Iserbyt were given quicker throughout the race and controlled to combat to victory. His teammate Michael Vanthourenhout completed moment, forward of Nieuwenhuis.

Middlekerke 2024

The ultimate around of the Superprestige was once on Saturday. Eli Iserbyt had already gained the sequence general, however he put the icing at the cake in Middelkerke. He needed to beat Joris Nieuwenhuis, moment within the Global championship. Tábor’s 3rd and fourth riders have been additionally beginning: Michael Vanthourenhout and Pim Ronhaar.

Vanthourenhout and Ronhaar, didn’t get started properly. The Ecu champion additionally were given right into a combat with Ryan Kamp, after their motorcycles collided. Eli Iserbyt and Joris Nieuwenhuis have shyed away from the issues. First Iserbyt took the lead, however then Nieuwenhuis took over. The Dutch champion opened a small hole within the opening lap.

Iserbyt couldn’t instantly shut that hole, nor may Felipe Orts. Consequently, Nieuwenhuis got here via after one lap with a lead of 10 seconds over a bunch that, along with Iserbyt and Orts, additionally integrated Joran Wyseure, Niels Vandeputte and Jens Adams. Van der Haar was once additionally at the back of, whilst Vanthourenhout was once catching up a bit of additional again. The ultimate two moved as much as 3rd and fourth in the second one of 8 laps. Wyseure was once nonetheless off the entrance, however was once stuck at the 3rd lap and instantly suffered an apparatus downside. It was once the tip of his race.

Vanthourenhout and Van der Haar, moment and 3rd within the race, have been 25 seconds at the back of Nieuwenhuis midway throughout the race. Iserbyt appeared completed, however within the 5th and 6th laps the Belgian champion truly were given going. He first picked up Van der Haar, then Vanthourenhout after which additionally noticed Nieuwenhuis. Simply sooner than the beginning of the 7th lap, the relationship was once made. We now had two entrance riders. Iserbyt quickly left Nieuwenhuis at the back of. The Dutchman had blown up, as a result of Vanthourenhout additionally handed Nieuwenhuis. The Ecu champion now went attempting to find the Belgian champion. The 2 teammates rode inside seconds of one another. On the other hand, within the ultimate lap Iserbyt were given additional forward. He controlled to safe his tenth victory of the season. Vanthourenhout got here moment, Nieuwenhuis 3rd.

middlekerke 2024

Race winner, Eli Iserbyt (Bel): “I feel Nieuwenhuis severely got here to a standstill. I knew from the beginning that it was once going to be a protracted race right here. I knew from ultimate 12 months that it’ll occur right here within the ultimate. It was once tremendous tricky, so I made up our minds to trip at my very own tempo for the primary 40 mins. At one level I made a large number of errors. Then I believed: get that focal point again, trip again in opposition to Lars and Michael. I sought after to race to Nieuwenhuis by the use of Michael. It labored. I then noticed that I had an opening, nevertheless it was once very tricky. In Tábor we additionally noticed that Michael was once getting nearer to Nieuwenhuis. So I knew that he begins in no time, however that he may have a dip. If his tremendous shape from ultimate week was once long past, I knew it was once conceivable. Mentally it does so much if 10 seconds pass off instantly after which every other 10 seconds. Then it’s a question of going again and again, and breaking him totally. I feel it grew to become out properly. It was once extraordinarily tricky. To start with it didn’t truly paintings for me. Then I went to griffos and rode them for all of the race. That went a bit of higher. I do know that my ultimate two or 3 laps are at all times just right, that I nonetheless have one thing left. That was once additionally the case as of late. I rode a pleasant tempo till minute 35 or 40 after which attempted to hurry up. We succeeded as of late. The following day goes to be tricky. I think that I’ve long past deep, however we can do our absolute best. There are nonetheless 4 races left for me, so I’m hoping to win another.”

2d, Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel): “I feel Ryan nonetheless has emotions of revenge after Maldegem. I don’t know what the aim of this is both. It’s irritating that I lose the race as a result of this. I feel he nonetheless completed 13th or fourteenth, so I don’t know what his purpose is. Anyway, we’ll have to speak about it once more. What am I regarding with the ones emotions of revenge after Maldegem? He additionally sought after to take the interior bend there. However after all I gained’t simply surrender my position. I feel that’s why he misplaced some puts and that’s why he sought after some revenge. These days’s altercation was once essential. I don’t assume someone needs to surrender their place initially. If Ryan needs to play it that manner, it’s his factor. I’ve finished my absolute best once more and am again at the podium. He at all times stored the ones 15 to twenty seconds. I feel we have been lovely lightly matched. In fact I needed to come from a little bit additional away. I feel that may value me the victory. I used to be a little bit at the prohibit in that section, I knew I needed to to find my very own tempo for a lap. However I noticed that Lars and Eli have been placing on my wheel, in order that was once no longer an answer both. I then attempted to head with Eli, however that didn’t paintings. I feel I in truth did many of the lead paintings, so I feel it’s a little bit of a disgrace that Eli doesn’t stay up for me on the finish. However good day, that’s how it’s now. The race is over. I’ve to are living with that.”

third, Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned): “I simply didn’t have an excellent day, I feel. The circuit suited me rather well, I simply flew into it as I in most cases do. However midway via it was once simply over. Then you’ll be able to’t do a lot more in this path. After two or 3 laps I realised that I wasn’t going so that you can stay going this fashion till the tip. However I heard that the days remained slightly the similar, so I held out hope that in addition they skilled a little bit of decline. However I truly couldn’t get via the ones previous couple of laps. I couldn’t climb the ones climbs anymore. Then it was once truly over. This was once a just right lesson for me. In fresh weeks I’ve moved the entire appointments I’ve at house to after the Global championships. I truly attempt to stay the weeks sooner than that vacant in my making plans. Possibly I’ve finished a bit of an excessive amount of in fresh weeks after which the power is simply long past. I don’t like my birthday that a lot. I don’t fear about that a lot. And I’ve already had a birthday a couple of instances all over the Middelkerke go, so in my head I had hooked up the ones two issues. However that was once no longer the case.”

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



Tremendous Status Cyclo-Pass – Middlekerke Girls 2024
Lucinda Logo gained the ultimate around of the 2024 Superprestige sequence. The Dutch champion rode clear of the contest in Middelkerke within the first lap after which soloed to victory. 2d position went to Laura Verdonschot. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, who completed 3rd, secured the whole victory within the Superprestige.

Middlekerke 2024

The general around of the Superprestige was once hung on Saturday in Middelkerke. Annemarie Worst may nonetheless take the whole victory from Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, however she was once trailing by means of 7 issues, which was once virtually an unimaginable process. Within the absence of Fem van Empel, Lucinda Logo was once the favorite for the victory.

Logo wasted no time. The most productive get started was once for Alvarado, however after the sequence chief fell, the Dutch champion instantly took over and made a gigantic hole. Alvarado moved again as much as moment position after her slip. Her direct competitor for the whole victory, Worst, to begin with adopted her lead. However initially of the second one lap, the Cyclocross Reds rider needed to step apart. On the other hand, within the 3rd of 5 laps, Alvarado was once joined once more, however no longer by means of Worst. It was once Laura Verdonschot who made the crossing. Greater than that, she went as much as and previous Alvarado. That was once properly at the back of Logo, who would get started the overall lap with virtually a 1 minute lead. In that ultimate lap she was once in a position to take it moderately simple and have fun her victory. 2d position went to Verdonschot, who were given additional and additional forward of Alvarado within the ultimate laps. Alvarado needed to accept 3rd position in Middelkerke, however just one factor counted for her on Saturday: the whole victory within the Superprestige. And he or she gained it due to her podium end. She prolonged her lead over Worst within the ultimate lap and gained the sequence by means of a large margin.

Middlekerke 2024

Race winner, Lucinda Logo (Ned): “It is extremely great to take every other victory this season. It was once very tricky. It was once only a very sluggish tempo, there was once no actual momentum anyplace. In fact, that was once additionally as a result of I rode all of the go alone, at one stable tempo. I used to be more than happy with that, as a result of there wasn’t a lot more to it. I noticed her make that slip, so after all I didn’t hesitate to only stay going at my very own tempo. It’s great in case you have the gap and also you’re no longer in somebody’s wheel in this lap. The facility remains to be just right. Finally, that is properly at the honours record and who is aware of what’s going to come subsequent.”

2d, Laura Verdonschot (Bel): “The ambition was once to trip at the podium in one of the crucial classification races and we succeeded right here. I’m hoping I will be able to have even higher legs the next day to come, or a minimum of have recovered properly. I’m preying on a duck from the X2O, for my sister’s youngsters. I’m hoping that’s in there. Lille is a house go, with a large number of other people. However while you race round like this, everyone seems to be rooting for you. I’ve skilled it in a different way. The primary around is frequently the issue for me. I had a just right get started, however within the first nook I made a fallacious shift. I were given myself caught. Then they arrive from at the back of. I believed: simply go, I’ll see the place I finally end up. I didn’t pass too a long way and were given into my rhythm, whilst the others fell again. So I used to be in moment place slightly briefly. I feel that is extra very popular. If you’ll be able to stand subsequent to Lucinda and Alvarado at the podium, it’s truly an image to absorb. I’m happy with that. How vital is the psychological facet? Essential. I feel that’s crucial factor in a most sensible athlete’s profession. If I wasn’t mentally wholesome initially, I wouldn’t have carried out right here both.”

third, Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned): “I’m indisputably proud of that. I’m satisfied that as of late I controlled to stay my chief’s jersey and transform the overall winner. I slipped, I used to be even shocked, it got here all of a sudden.I picked myself up, however Lucinda rode so speedy within the first lap. My again was once bothering me the entire race, so I attempted to head at my very own tempo. Finally, that simply led to a 3rd position, as a result of Marion (Norbert Riberolle) additionally got here reasonably shut. No, using round like that’s not a laugh. It isn’t a laugh mentally or bodily. We made up our minds at the side of the staff that that is my ultimate race. That is the place it ends for me. I feel my again is more than happy with that. I gained two sequence, so it was once a super season. With out the again issues I’d have persevered to the tip, however with my again that do not need been conceivable.”

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



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

Lille 2024

An afternoon after the ultimate Superprestige race in Middelkerke, was once the penultimate around of the X20 Toilets Trophy in Lille. The Krawatencross has been held within the Leisure house De Lilse Bergen for a few years. Within the males’s race, there was once an to be an anticipated conflict between Lars van der Haar, the chief within the X2O Trophy, Eli Iserbyt, Michael Vanthourenhout and Joris Nieuwenhuis. Pim Ronhaar wasn’t on the starting point because of sickness.

The most productive get started was once no longer for Iserbyt, Nieuwenhuis or Vanthourenhout, however Mees Hendrikx. The Dutchman was hoping to get into the highlight with a just right get started. Hendrikx was once quickly overtaken by means of the highest riders. Nieuwenhuis, Van der Haar, Niels Vandeputte, Joran Wyseure, Felipe Orts and the robust Thijs Aerts shaped the primary lead team.

Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal pair of Iserbyt and Vanthourenhout had neglected their get started and needed to chase. Whilst Vanthourenhout persevered to battle a little bit, Iserbyt slowly however without a doubt received energy. The Belgian champion controlled to select up one rider after every other, however after 4 laps he was once nonetheless 15 seconds at the back of. Joris Nieuwenhuis driven laborious a number of instances and controlled to skinny out the main team. It was once too speedy for Aerts and the Spanish champion Orts. Extra unexpected was once Van der Haar, who was once not able to stay alongside of the tempo of his teammate Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis’s tempo was once exceptionally prime, however this was once disrupted within the fifth lap by means of a crash by means of the Dutchman. Nieuwenhuis made a somersault together with his motorbike simply sooner than the pits. Wyseure and Vandeputte have been now within the lead, however Nieuwenhuis controlled to catch up once more, simply sooner than the penultimate lap.

Nieuwenhuis, Vandeputte and Wyseure have been within the lead with two laps to head. Van der Haar was once fourth at about 15 seconds and looked to be out of competition for the win, however Iserbyt was once additional again. Vandeputte, Nieuwenhuis and Wyseure would combat it out for the win. Wyseure needed to drop out within the ultimate lap. Maximum eyes have been on Nieuwenhuis, however the Dutchman couldn’t fit his Belgian opponent. Vandeputte attacked in entrance of the VIP tent, made a small hole and maintained his effort to the end. The 23 year-old Belgian took his first victory in a cyclo-cross sequence race and the most important victory of his go profession. Nieuwenhuis was once moment, Wyseurde 3rd. Van der Haar crossed the road in fourth position, which was once just right for general victory within the X2O Trophy. The Dutchman completed 17 seconds forward of his handiest ultimate rival, Iserbyt, and is now even additional forward within the standings. Van der Haar has a lead of 2 and a part mins with the overall around to head in Brussels.


Race winner, Niels Vandeputte (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “That is extraordinarily vital. It’s truly improbable. I’ve only a few phrases for this. It was once already in my head the day before today (Saturday). I really like coming to Lille and feature proven stunning issues right here previously. I knew the place to do it and it went as I had imagined. I don’t truly know what to mention now… I selected to trip in 3rd place, which after all involves dangers. The second one guy can at all times make a mistake. I sought after to release an assault in entrance of the VIP tent. Nobody looked to be in a position to reply instantly. Afterwards I sought after to stick as transparent as conceivable within the technical zone and I succeeded. Within the ultimate sandy strip I had a couple of metres to realize, despite the fact that I handiest noticed it once I grew to become onto the overall directly. The sensation of profitable a classification go is in reality improbable. I’m more than happy that it labored out this season. That is extraordinarily vital. I’ve made development lately, however it’s much less noticeable this 12 months in the event you have a look at the advance of Joris and Pim (Ronhaar). The truth that I’m now profitable right here displays that I’m heading in the right direction.”

2d, Joris Nieuwenhuis (Baloise Trek Lions): “I felt superb as of late. I were given off to a just right get started. At first of the go I used to be in truth in two minds. I had Lars’s score (Van der Haar is the chief of the X2O Trophy) in my head. Eli (Iserbyt) was once at the back of us and so I sought after to push laborious all over the primary two laps. I additionally felt just right, till my crash. I fell badly on my head and neck. Afterwards I wasn’t truly into it for some time, I misplaced my focal point a little bit. At one level I controlled to get via once more, however Niels (Vandeputte) rode an overly robust ultimate lap. Would I’ve gained with out that fall? No thought. Niels at all times drives properly right here. I anticipated him to compete for the win as of late. It’s great to peer.”

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



X2O Trofee Lille – Girls 2024
Fem van Empel gained her ultimate cyclo-cross of the season. The Global champion was once obviously the most powerful within the X2O Trophy of Lille and soloed to her 19th victory of the season. Lucinda Logo was once moment, Laura Verdonschot 3rd.

Lille 2024

An afternoon after the decisive Superprestige pageant in Middelkerke, the penultimate around of the X20 Toilets Trophy was once Lille. Leisure house De Lilse Bergen has been the atmosphere for the Krawatencross for a few years because it was once once more as of late. There was once no pressure within the general, however there have been nonetheless quite a few causes for a just right race. This might be Fem van Empel’s ultimate race this cyclo-cross season.

The Global champion nonetheless had the incentive to make one thing of the day, which was once glaring initially. The Visma | Hire a Motorcycle rider were given off to a just right get started and was once the primary onto the grass. Her largest rival for the victory, Lucinda Logo, was once additionally alert and looked to be the one one in a position to apply Van Empel’s opening tempo. Laura Verdonschot had a poorer get started, however the Belgian controlled to advance in no time. Verdonschot moved as much as 3rd place very quickly, however was once already about 10 seconds at the back of Van Empel. The latter had no purpose of slowing down and already gave up reasonably a little bit within the opening lap. Logo needed to make each effort to catch up, however she succeeded. 3rd, fourth and 5th within the race: Verdonschot, Annemarie Worst and Leonie Bentveld adopted inside 15 seconds after one lap.

After simply 7 mins of racing, handiest two riders may take the victory: Van Empel and Logo. Van Empel made up our minds to push on once more in the second one lap. The Dutch champion misplaced about 10 seconds and Van Empel controlled to proceed to enlarge her lead in the rest of the race. The go misplaced its pleasure as Van Empel as soon as once more looked to be unbeatable and the opposite podium puts have been additionally secured. At one level Verdonschot gave the impression to threaten Logo, however she nonetheless had one thing left within the tank and controlled to stay the Belgian at the back of her. This all took place at the back of Fem van Empel, who rode conveniently to her nineteenth victory of the 2024 cyclo-cross season within the ultimate around. Van Empel additionally gained the X2O Trophy general. There may be the overall around in Brussels subsequent week, however her lead can’t be overwhelmed.

Koksijde 2024

Race winner, Fem van Empel (Visma | Hire a Motorcycle): “I’m satisfied that I will be able to finish with a victory. I sought after to thank the supporters for the previous season. This is now and again forgotten. I’m satisfied to finish the season with a win. It truly flew by means of. At the one hand, this can be a disgrace that I’ve already ridden my ultimate go, however it is usually just right to recharge the batteries.”

2d, Lucinda Logo (Baloise Trek Lions): “Fem was once obviously the most efficient once more. She will get started a bit of quicker after a bend and her most sensible velocity may be a bit of upper. I attempted to escape from her for a second, however that flip was once over briefly. Laura has truly picked up steam in fresh weeks. She put just right drive within the background. It indisputably wasn’t a clean trip to the end. However I knew I needed to save one thing for the ultimate lap. You will need to keep sharp, even if I did make a small mistake once in a while. However that was once it sounds as if additionally the case with Laura. I will be able to glance again on a just right weekend. It’s at all times great to win a go. 2d was once the best possible conceivable as of late.”

third, Laura Verdonschot (De Ceuster-Bonache): “This can be a stunning day as of late. My circle of relatives is more than happy with the duck I accrued. My godchildren have been already beaming within the tent. I were given on the subject of Lucinda, however at one level I needed to take care of a sluggish puncture, or so it felt. I performed it protected and made up our minds to change, however that didn’t pass very easily. I additionally neglected my get started and by means of then the distance had in truth already been made. We hung directly to our positions, despite the fact that Lucinda was once additionally moderately more potent. I believed for a second that I must trip to the end with Annemarie. I already concept: fuck, there is going my duck. However after all I used to be in a position to position sufficient drive within the sand passages and I used to be in a position to trip away. I’m hoping to proceed racing with those legs within the coming weeks. Then there’s nonetheless one thing stunning in it.”

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



BORA 2024
Primoz Roglic’s 2024 Race Program to the Excursion
Primož Roglič is having a look ahead to good fortune within the 2024 Excursion de France and is development as much as the French Grand Excursion with few races and extra coaching camps. He is among the absolute best all-round riders and can also be the highest performer within the time trials, mountaineering and attacking. That is his program as much as the Excursion.

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

Roglič units out his early season:
bora 2024


Alberto Dainese Will Pass over Spanish One-Day Races and Volta ao Algarve Because of Coaching Crash
Alberto Dainese might not be initially of the Spanish races in Murcia and Almería this weekend. The Italian sprinter of the Tudor staff crashed all over coaching and injured his face and jaw, the Swiss staff introduced in a press unlock.

Alberto Dainese moved from dsm-firmenich PostNL to Tudor on the finish of ultimate season. Along with his new staff, the Italian sprinted to moment position within the Trofeo Ses Salines-Felanitx. However now, Dainese will be unable to proceed appearing his just right shape in Murcia, Almeriá and the Volta ao Algarve.

It isn’t but identified how lengthy the sprinter will likely be out of motion, however his staff does say that he didn’t endure any fractures within the fall all over coaching. It’s sure that the Italian might not be in motion once more within the subsequent two weeks.

Alberto Dainese out for a minimum of two weeks:


Óscar Sevilla needed to Abandon Excursion Colombia After a Crash
Óscar Sevilla was once in an excellent place after 3 days within the Excursion Colombia, however the now 47 year-old Spaniard needed to go away the race after a crash. Sevilla has suffered fractures to his left collarbone and in his costal arch.

The crash took place within the ultimate of the tricky 3rd degree to Tunja. The victory went to nationwide champion Alejandro Osorio, however in a bunch at the back of Sevilla was once compromised within the dash. “With 500 metres to head, Óscar was once interested by a fall with a number of riders, and got here into touch with the fences,” his Medellín staff stated.

As a result of Sevilla crashed within the ultimate 3 kilometres, he was once put concurrently the gang he was once in at that second. On this manner he misplaced handiest 11 seconds general. Consequently, he dropped to 3rd position, however he may nonetheless competed for the whole victory. It grew to become out to be now not essential, as a result of exam within the medical institution published fractures within the collarbone and the costal arch. Stitches have been additionally wanted in his face and shoulder, however surgical procedure was once no longer essential.

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


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

Jakobsen additionally suffered a puncture early within the Muscat Vintage (UCI 1.1) and crashed. “Even if he were given again at the motorbike and felt just right, Fabio has now gotten off the motorbike,” dsm-firmenich PostNL wrote on social media.

The hilly finale of the Muscat Vintage was once under no circumstances appropriate for Jakobsen. For him, the outlet degree of the Excursion of Oman, on Saturday, was once extra attention-grabbing. It’s the handiest dash alternative in that degree race. “The combo of the Excursion of Oman with the UAE Excursion is horny,” he stated. “As a result of you’ll be able to get used to the race right here and you’ll be able to get started in UAE with aggressive legs.”

Jakobsen deserted Muscat:
Muscat 2024


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

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

“He should have hit the wood balustrade together with his left thigh. I didn’t dare glance a lot at his leg. I sat there for ten mins. He was once deeply interested by it,” stated Demol. “In idea he’s out of motion for 6 months, however however he’s an athlete and they may be able to come again a lot quicker than a standard mortal. However we can have misplaced him for a very long time anyway.”

The staff’s different chief, Arnaud De Lie, who had retired from the race, was once additionally within the staff automotive that stopped with Vermeersch. “It wasn’t a gorgeous sight,” he stated. “Florian is not just an excellent teammate, but additionally a pacesetter. I was hoping his fall wouldn’t be too unhealthy, but if I noticed him mendacity there I feared the worst. Clearly this adjustments our plans a little bit. We nonetheless have a just right staff, however I’d quite have Florian with me within the spring races.”

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


Greg Van Avermaet Can Trip Unbound Gravel
Greg Van Avermaet will make his debut subsequent summer season in Unbound Gravel, one of the crucial greatest and maximum prestigious gravel occasions in the US. The now retired Olympic champion had registered for a draw and, in line with the organisers, he gained a spot.

“We’re more than happy to welcome Olympic champion and Paris-Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet to the beginning line in June,” stated the Unbound Gravel organisers. “Greg has pulled his fortunate price tag within the lottery and can report back to us in Gravel Town to compete in opposition to the most efficient gravel racers in North The us. It’s time for this Belgian legend to peer what the Flint Hills appear to be.”

Within the feedback below Unbound Gravel’s Instagram put up, some fans query the draw from which Van Avermaet emerged because the winner of a participation price tag. They believe it’s no twist of fate that the Olympic champion has gained a call for participation.

Remaining autumn, Van Avermaet gained his first triathlon. Subsequent 12 months he’s going to compete in additional gravel races along with Unbound, particularly in Europe.

This 12 months, Unbound Gravel 200 will happen on June 1, 2024. Remaining 12 months, the victory in Kansas after a 10-hour race, went to Keegan Swenson and previous professional bike owner Laurens ten Dam completed fourth. The 12 months sooner than, Dutchman Ivar Slik gained a difficult version of the gravel vintage

Van Avermaet to Unbound?
strade bianche


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

The Wolfpack Howls, the brand-new authentic podcast from Soudal Fast-Step, is now to be had to hear on Spotify. The display will likely be out a number of instances a month, bringing you the most recent information from inside the staff, in addition to introducing the characters and giving some perception into what makes us one of the crucial a hit squads within the historical past of biking.

However in addition to simply listening to about it, we wish to you become involved. Each and every week we can have a different visitor and we’re inviting you to ship on your questions. Be sure you stay an eye fixed out on our social media channels for extra main points.

To listen to the preview episode, see right here.

Soudal 2024


intermarche wanty 2024
Clinical replace – Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts Development of their Rehabilitation
A month and a part after being hit head-on by means of a automotive all over the collective coaching camp of Wanty-ReUz-Technord within the province of Alicante, Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts have taken a brand new step ahead of their rehabilitation in fresh days.

Because of the coincidence on nineteenth of December 2023, each riders of the Continental Construction staff suffered more than one accidents and fractures, impeding them to cycle at the highway for a number of months. After the crash, Obie Vidts had surgical procedure for the more than one fractures in each arms within the medical institution of Herentals in Belgium and is now allowed to coach open air.

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

Gerald Ackerl (Head physician): “The restoration means of Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts is evolving in an effective way. All wounds have totally healed and there are sure indicators that still the restoration in their fractures is on an effective way. After an X Ray exam on Monday fifth of February, Wout gained inexperienced lighting fixtures to begin the next move of his rehabilitation. He’s now allowed to transport and to make use of part of his frame weight on his left leg. We predict him to begin driving on an ergonomic motorbike in two weeks, sooner than his subsequent appointment on 18th of March. If this evolution additionally displays additional encouraging indicators, he’s going to be capable to get started energy coaching. As for Obie, he rode outdoor for the primary time on Monday fifth of February. On the other hand, he nonetheless needs to be cautious together with his arms for a minimum of two weeks as a result of the pin in his little finger. After the elimination of the pin on twentieth of February it’ll take a while to get well the motion of the tendons. After the new development within the therapeutic processes our U23 riders can glance positive to the following steps of their rehabilitation.”

Wout Geerinckx: “Since I left medical institution 3 weeks in the past, I’ve been feeling development on a daily basis. This Wednesday, the docs showed this sure influence all over a radical check-up. They gave the impression quite shocked by means of the moderately speedy restoration procedure. I’ve been given a pass to begin rehabilitation and take my first steps on crutches. Each and every little bit of development, regardless of how small, makes me more than happy. Now I will be able to glance in opposition to the longer term. Possibly in a couple of weeks time I’ll even be capable to workout on a hometrainer. On the longer term, I will be able to’t wait to go back with the staff to coach and confidently even take part in a couple of races on the finish of the 12 months. I want Wanty-ReUz-Technord the entire absolute best for the beginning of the season and I’d love to thank everybody for the various messages of improve that helped me throughout the hardest moments.”

Obie Vidts: “The primary month after the coincidence was once tricky, as a result of I couldn’t do anything else with my arms. However now I am going to the physiotherapist on a daily basis for my rehabilitation and I will be able to additionally educate at the rollers. This week, we discovered a substitute for indoor coaching due to the biking monitor in Borsbeke, the place I will be able to trip open air on just right highway floor and in protected cases with out site visitors. In two weeks time, the pin will likely be got rid of from my little finger, that’s the next move I’m having a look ahead to.”

Wout Geerinckx and Obie Vidts convalescing:
Wanty 24


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Ridley and Eddy Merckx Put De Lie and Bardet Motorcycles on Sale
As a result of Belgian Biking Manufacturing facility now not provides motorcycles to the Lotto Dstny and Decathlon AG2R Los angeles Mondiale staff, the Belgian corporate is hanging the previous racing motorcycles up on the market all over a gross sales weekend. The motorcycles of the manufacturers Ridley and Eddy Merckx are to be had on February 17 and 18.

The sponsorship contract between Belgian Biking Manufacturing facility and Lotto Dstny was once terminated early after ultimate season. For this reason for the bicycle producer from Belgium to promote the staff’s Ridley bicycles to the broader public all over a different gross sales weekend. The older Eddy Merckx bicycles from the collaboration with the then AG2R Los angeles Mondiale also are on be offering.

The Belgian producer has stated that the previous motorcycles of Caleb Ewan, Arnaud De Lie, Thomas De Gendt and Romain Bardet, and others, had been technically checked and authorized. Every motorbike is in just right situation and displays at maximum some paint harm.

The Ridley bicycles are presented from 3,500 euros, whilst the cycles from the previous AG2R Los angeles Mondiale are to be had from 2,199 euros. All motorcycles are displayed in several sizes and with quite a lot of apparatus. Cost can also be made in money or by means of financial institution or bank card. The motorcycles are on the market on Saturday, February 17 between 9:00 AM and four:00 PM, and Sunday, February 18 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM at Flanders’ Motorcycle Valley, at Tervantstraat 2b in Beringen.

Purchase Arnaud De Lie’s motorbike:


Derbywheel Effectively Completes the First Section of Release Plan
Inaugural Derbywheel Riders Will Now be Decided on

DerbyWheel (DW), the pioneering new international Skilled Keirin thought, has reached an important milestone with the a hit finishing touch of the primary section of its release plan.

With a hit rider inductions finished in Manchester, UK, Melbourne, Australia and Seoul, Korea, attracting 343 riders from over 26 other nations international, the inaugural DerbyWheel riders will now be decided on.

All over the induction procedure, riders underwent rigorous bodily checks, together with the flying 200m time trial and Wattbike 30-second dash energy check. Those checks equipped treasured knowledge used to categorise riders who met the minimal necessities into one among 3 classes: S Magnificence, A Magnificence, and B Magnificence.

Moreover, a chain of workshops have been carried out to coach riders on DerbyWheel laws and procedures, together with an Integrity workshop delivered by means of DerbyWheel’s integrity spouse, Sportradar.

Taking a look forward, the preliminary team of riders who meet the minimal necessities will likely be showed within the coming weeks and invited to transform the inaugural DerbyWheel racers. A few of them can even take part in a check tournament scheduled for past due April sooner than the authentic graduation of the primary complete season in early June.

James Pope, CEO of DerbyWheel, stated: “The United Kingdom induction marked a key milestone in our preparation to release DerbyWheel. The induction procedure was once a super good fortune and we now have been excited to peer the calibre of riders who’re inquisitive about collaborating in Professional Keirin.

“As a part of the method, we interviewed the entire riders and requested what their primary motivation was once to take part in DerbyWheel. The overpowering reaction was once that riders need extra racing alternatives both to realize extra enjoy or to proceed doing the game they love.

“This reinforces our imaginative and prescient for DerbyWheel to enrich the prevailing monitor biking calendar to offer common racing for riders of all ranges. We at the moment are excited to transport to the following section as we tools as much as release international Professional Keirin racing later this 12 months.”

Talking on DerbyWheel from a rider’s point of view, former Keirin Global Champion Shane Perkins stated: “Derby Wheel is a smart initiative for monitor biking’s long term. It’s going to create alternatives for athletes to race greater than they ever have, draw in extra cyclists and retain them inside the recreation.

“I used to be very lucky to have had a equivalent alternative all over my biking profession and race in Jap keirin which equipped me the approach to proceed on my biking adventure. I’m very occupied with what’s to come back inside DerbyWheel and the alternatives it’ll supply no longer handiest to myself as a rider however to all athletes inside our recreation to be skilled keirin riders.”

Commonwealth Video games Keirin silver medalist Lewis Oliva added: “I used to be so excited to be integrated within the fresh DerbyWheel induction tournament in Manchester. It has impressed me to get again into the arena of racing after 5 years clear of the game. It’s obtrusive to peer how properly run {and professional} Derby Wheel is and I will be able to’t stay up for the approaching keirin season.”

Main points of the DerbyWheel 2024 season will likely be introduced later this 12 months. Additional information can also be discovered at With over 550 riders registered, further inductions will likely be hosted later this 12 months for the riders who couldn’t attend.

Derbywheels 2024


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Vingegaard should take care of Quintana, Bernal, Rodriguez and Carapaz in O Gran Camiño
Jonas Vingegaard won’t have it as simple this 12 months in O Gran Camiño as ultimate 12 months. Again then, the Excursion winner of Jumbo-Visma needed to compete in opposition to Jesús Herrada and Ruben Guerreiro, however this 12 months he’s going to face Nairo Quintana and Iván Ramiro Sosa and others. Those two will lead the Movistar staff.

The organisers of O Gran Camiño, sometimes called the Excursion of Galicia, shared Movistar’s seven-man variety on Thursday. Quintana will make his authentic go back to Europe with Movistar. Remaining month he rode the nationwide championship in Colombia and rode the Excursion Colombia ultimate week.

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

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

Possibly no longer really easy for Vingegaard this 12 months:


Scheldeprijs Publicizes Groups for 2024
The Scheldprijs has introduced the collaborating groups for the approaching version. The BEAT Biking Membership and Tarteletto-Isorex had been invited as a Continental groups. Excursion de Tietema-Unibet, Tudor, Bingoal WB, Flanders-Baloise and Q36.5 are amongst others.

Along with 11 WorldTeams and the 3 absolute best ProTeams of 2023: Lotto Dstny, Israel-Premier Tech and Uno-X Mobility, 8 different groups will likely be initially of the Scheldeprijs in 2024. ProTeams Excursion de Tietema-Unibet, Tudor, Bingoal WB, Flanders-Baloise, TotalEnergies and Q36.5 have all been invited. There also are two Continental groups: The Dutch BEAT Biking Membership and the Belgian Tarteletto-Isorex. Remaining 12 months, BEAT was once additionally initially of the spring vintage, however no longer Tarteletto-Isorex.

Within the girls’s race, there are 16 continental groups to compete in opposition to the seven WorldTour groups, together with SD Worx-Protime, Visma | Hire a Motorcycle and Fenix-Deceuninck. This 12 months the Scheldeprijs will likely be hung on April third.

All the time echelons within the Scheldeprijs:


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