Monday, June 5, 2023

EUROTRASH Thursday: Romandie, Evenepoel & All of the Information!


A part of the peloton is making ready for the Giro d’Italia within the Excursion de Romandie – We’ve video, stories and effects from the primary levels.

Trainer Koen Pelgrim sees virtually the ‘Highest Model’ of Remco Evenepoel main as much as the Giro – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Cavendish, Costa, Simon Yates and Lutsenko abandon the Excursion de Romandie, Michał Kwiatkowski suffered concussion in Gent-Wevelgem, Marco Haller in coaching coincidence, Carlos Rodríguez can’t race but, ex-rider Jos Lammertink abused for years and Primoz Roglič makes a comeback… on Twitter.

Group information: Vuelta a Asturias, the prelude to the Giro d’Italia for EOLO KOMETA, Jordan Labrosse Joins the AG2R Citroën, Roxo Racing bolsters roster with Canadian bike owner Nadia Gontova, Cynisca Biking provides two riders to roster, Anders Foldager to step up with Group Jayco AlUla, subsequent races for DSM and Israel – Premier Tech Giro d’Italia jersey.

Race information: Eschborn-Frankfurt favourites, 2023 Paris to Ancaster Motorcycle Race announcement and ‘No Vayas Por Ahi’ by means of Roko would be the legit track of the II Vuelta Andalucia for elite girls.

Plus Remco Evenepoel’s unforgettable ‘L. a. Doyenne’ video.


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TOP STORY: Trainer Pelgrim Sees Nearly ‘Highest Model’ of Evenepoel
Remco Evenepoel impressively took his 2nd victory in Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The Global Champion turns out in a position for his subsequent giant function: the Giro d’Italia. His trainer Koen Pelgrim thinks the similar. “He’s now as regards to his very best model,” he mentioned in dialog with Sporza.

Pelgrim is with a bit of luck taking a look ahead to the primary Grand Excursion of the season, figuring out that his workforce is completely on agenda. “If we weren’t reassured after his efficiency on Sunday, we by no means may well be. However this is no be sure that the Giro will routinely be a luck. Lots of the paintings will have to be achieved. Hanging issues presently could be tough.”

“If I have a look at his values, I might say that he’s now round 100% of his doable. You’ll be able to nonetheless upward thrust above your self someplace, however he’s now as regards to the most productive model of Remco. We particularly need to take care of this type and tighten it up somewhat. However there’ll in no way be a lot more so as to add.”

Evenepoel will likely be staying in resort Syncrosfera in Denia, Spain, for an altitude room coaching camp this week. Pelgrim explains why: “In a Grand Excursion it’s a must to be in form for 3 weeks. Because of this we don’t seem to be too lavish with the depth within the preparation. We need to stay its base as wide as imaginable. And we additionally put the altitude coaching as shut as imaginable to the Giro. Expectantly he’ll be as excellent as imaginable within the 3rd week.”

Evenepoel must compete towards Primož Roglič within the Giro, Pelgrim: “We additionally noticed an excessively robust Roglič racing in Catalonia. He is without doubt one of the very best Excursion riders of new years and he has an unbelievable time trial. So he’ll be an excessively tough opponent. However there are different competition. Everybody thinks of that struggle, however there may be Geraint Thomas, for instance. And there are excursion winners originally. So I don’t suppose it’s going to be 1-on-1. We can see how the shape continues to broaden and what occurs within the race in fact.”

The most efficient Evenepoel:


Excursion de Romandie 2023
The Prologue of the 2023 Excursion de Romandie was once received by means of Josef Černý. The Czech rider of Soudal Fast-Step shocked the large names in Port-Valais and was once simply forward of Global time trial champion Tobias Foss and Rémi Cavagna. Černý may be the primary chief within the Swiss degree race.


The Excursion de Romandie began on Tuesday with a 6.8 kilometre prologue in Le Bouveret. The riders depart the village, which is situated on Lake Geneva, after which returned alongside the Rhône. A quick path with best 3 corners.

The primary rider to begin was once Jonathan Bögli. The Swiss rider set a last time of 8:59. The primary actual specialist was once Ivo Oliveira. The Portuguese rider of UAE Group Emirates rider raced at a median of 54 kilometres in line with hour and set the primary goal time of seven:34. Oliveira took the recent seat, however quickly needed to give it to Nico Denz. The German of BORA-hansgrohe completed with a time of seven:29, 4 seconds sooner than his Portuguese competitor. Dangerous success for Rui Costa, because of a mechanical failure he really feel at the get started ramp. He began with ache in his knee and completed properly down. Nikias Arndt posted a time of seven:37 and Nelson Oliveira beat him with 7:35, even if they couldn’t fit Nico Denz’s time. Denz was once ultimately dethroned by means of Josef Černý. The Czech rider of Soudal Fast-Step averaged 55 kph and set a time of seven:25, 4 seconds sooner than the German. Best TT riders Matteo Sobrero, Ethan Hayter and Rémi Cavagna have been nonetheless to begin.

Sobrero, ultimate yr’s time trial winner within the Giro d’Italia, didn’t come as regards to Černý. Jayco AlUla’s Italian rider completed at 9 seconds. Joel Suter completed at 5 seconds to Černý’s time. This was once additionally the time of Ethan Hayter, who was once the most productive within the prologue in Lausanne ultimate yr and was once the large favorite for these days. Rémi Cavagna, Tobias Foss and Mikkel Bjerg have been subsequent to experience. Cavagna appeared to have the thrashing of his Czech teammate, however was once 1 2nd wanting taking the lead. Global Champion Foss got here even nearer, nevertheless it was once simply no longer speedy sufficient to take the win from Černý. After Foss got here in, Černý was once secure for the win, as Bjerg and ultimate starter Cian Uijtdebroeks couldn’t get as regards to the highest time. Černý additionally took the primary chief’s jersey.

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Prologue winner and general chief, Josef Cerny (Soudal Fast-Step): “It was once a quick path, however I gave the entirety and did a robust prologue. It was once very shut in the market, however finally I used to be the fortunate one. I labored arduous within the time trial, had excellent legs these days and an excellent motorcycle, and now I’m pleased with this win. I wasn’t the favorite. I used to be hoping for a best 10 or a best 5 ahead of the beginning, so that you could get the victory is simply incredible. It offers me a large number of pleasure to have the yellow jersey in one of these prestigious race.”

2d at the degree and general, Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma): “I haven’t had the most productive weeks. I struggled with abdomen flu. It was once a difficult opener. It was once a seek for the appropriate rhythm, however I used to be properly coached from the workforce automotive. I do know that I will be able to compete for the win in a prologue, that at all times offers additional motivation. Sadly it became out to be simply no longer sufficient. It’s by no means great to lose with one of these small distinction, however I actually gave the entirety. I’m pleased with that. There will likely be all over again trial later this week, which fits me even higher. It’s now vital to additional toughen my shape after my length of sickness. An important factor now’s to coach properly for per week and to get into race rhythm. I can no longer let myself be launched on goal, however the ambitions are – aside from the 2 time trials – no longer nice.”

4th at the degree and general, Nico Denz (BORA-hansgrohe): “I knew my form is excellent and subsequently sought after to offer it a pass. To be truthful, I’m additionally shocked by means of the end result. I had excellent legs and located a robust rhythm which I used to be ready to carry till the road. When you’re taking the recent seat and wait there for one of these very long time it’s in fact no longer great to have to depart it finally, however the others had been obviously sooner. Even with out the small downside at the ultimate 200m I wouldn’t have taken the win. So for me this can be a excellent feeling to take my first ever best 5 lead to a TT on WorldTour degree.”

Excursion de Romandie Prologue End result:
1. Josef Černý (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step in 7:25
2. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:01
3. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
4. Nico Denz (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:04
5. Joel Suter (Sui) Tudor at 0:05
6. Ethan Hayter (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Group Emirates at 0:09
8. Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Jayco AlUla
9. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Group Emirates
10. Ethan Vernon (GB) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:10.

Excursion de Romandie Total After the Prologue:
1. Josef Černý (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step in 7:25
2. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:01
3. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
4. Nico Denz (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:04
5. Joel Suter (Sui) Tudor at 0:05
6. Ethan Hayter (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Group Emirates at 0:09
8. Matteo Sobrero (Por) Jayco AlUla
9. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Group Emirates
10. Ethan Vernon (GB) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:10.

Romandie’23 prologue:


Level 1 of the Excursion de Romandie was once received by means of Ethan Vernon. After 170 kilometres, the British rider of Soudal Fast-Step was once the quickest of the peloton in Vallée de Joux. The natural sprinters were dropped ahead of the end. Vernon beat Thibau Nys and Milan Menten into 2nd and 3rd puts.


The ruin of the day shaped in two portions and ultimately 5 riders controlled to get transparent: Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo), Michael Schär (AG2R Citroën), Dario Lillo and Jan Stöckli (Swiss Nationwide workforce). They took a lead of simply over 3 mins.

Alexey Lutsenko didn’t get started because of a good covid check and Simon Yates deserted midway throughout the degree. INEOS Grenadiers took keep watch over of the peloton. At the tough Mauborget (5.5km at 7.9%) after about 90 kilometres, the British workforce stored the tempo excessive. On the best the variation to the remainder escapees, was once not up to 20 seconds and so they have been stuck no longer a lot later. INEOS Grenadiers stored the tempo excessive for Ethan Hayter and a number of other sprinters have been dropped at the climb. A big workforce together with Fernando Gaviria, Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo was once 3 mins at the back of. At the ultimate climb of the day, EF Training-EasyPost then set the tempo. The Col Mont d’Orzeires (3.8km at 6.9%) brought about some fragmentation, however a big peloton remained in combination for the ultimate 45 flat kilometres to the end in Vallée de Joux. Soudal Fast-Step and EF Training-EasyPost took the lead forward in their sprinters; Ethan Vernon and Magnus Cort. Lotto Dstny additionally got here to the entrance.

On the ultimate intermediate dash of the day, Jumbo-Visma then arrange a educate for Tobias Foss win, however there have been best issues and no bonus seconds to be won. All eyes then became to the bunch dash. Rémi Cavagna attempted to break out on his personal greater than 3 kilometres from the end. He was once introduced again after a large number of effort. The dash preparation was once chaotic, as a result of no workforce had keep watch over. Ethan Vernon jumped first and hung on for the victory. Thibau Nys was once properly positioned and took 2nd position. Milan Menten was once 3rd, forward of Romain Bardet, who completed fourth. There have been issues for the massive ultimate workforce with Gaviria and Viviani as that they had been despatched the mistaken strategy to Vallée de Joux. The crowd was once allowed to proceed, even if it was once properly at the back of the peloton.


Level winner and general chief, Ethan Vernon (Soudal Fast-Step): “It’s the second one Global Excursion luck of my profession after the only within the Volta a Catalunya ultimate yr, and identical to again then, it feels nice to win at this degree. It was once tough at the climbs, as some groups upped the pace and driven arduous, however I survived because of the lads. I’m thankful to them, no longer only for their lend a hand there, but in addition for the mammoth paintings they installed all of the day. I already had 3 victories this season ahead of these days, however the ultimate of those got here two months in the past, so it feels excellent to win once more. Main this race is an advantage, and I can experience dressed in yellow on Thursday.”

2d at the degree, Thibau Nys (Trek-Segafredo): “I’m fairly dissatisfied, as a result of I had the legs to win. We had a tailwind and it went up moderately, then it’s tough to near an opening within the dash. The overall was once somewhat difficult to put myself, however I were given some excellent lend a hand from the workforce to stand up entrance. Then it was once an issue of selecting the proper wheel. I will be able to’t bitch about my dash, since the energy was once there. I believe I neglected one or two puts to win. However that is great initially. It feels double, as a result of I felt actually excellent. Nowadays I felt excellent at the climb. If I’ve some other day like that the next day, it’s promising. However I believe I’m going to really feel those efforts the next day.”

third general, Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma): “Our sports activities director showed that 5 mins later.” That there have been no time bonus on the intermediate dash. “We had heard that bonus seconds may well be received. That went properly too, however not one of the opposition did anything else. It’ll have appeared silly, nevertheless it’s no longer a large deal. Casper Pedersen instructed me. We checked with the workforce DS and after 5 mins they showed it. We admit our mistake in truth. And when you put on the sprinter’s jersey, you will have to check out it too. Rather then that I think excellent. I shocked myself these days with how I felt, however take it someday at a time.”

Excursion de Romandie Level 1:
1. Ethan Vernon (GB) Soudal Fast-Step in 4:05:34
2. Thibau Nys (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
3. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
4. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM
5. Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6. Nick Schultz (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
8. Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën
9. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Group Emirates
10. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck.

Excursion de Romandie Total After Level 1:
1. Ethan Vernon (GB) Soudal Fast-Step in 4:12:59
2. Josef Černý (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:01
4. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
5. Nico Denz (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:04
6. Joel Suter (Sui) Tudor at 0:05
7. Ethan Hayter (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Mikkel Bjerg UAE Group Emirates at 0:09
9. Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Jayco AlUla
10. Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Group Emirates.

Romandie’23 degree 1:


Cavendish, Costa, Simon Yates and Lutsenko Abandon the Excursion de Romandie
Following Simon Yates, Mark Cavendish and Rui Costa additionally left the Excursion de Romandie on the second one day. The British sprinter of Astana Qazaqstan and the Portuguese rider of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty left the race greater than 60 kilometres from the end.

Cavendish was once no longer feeling properly, his workforce introduced. For the British champion, the Excursion de Romandie was once his ultimate preparation race for the Giro d’Italia, which can get started per week on Saturday. Previous, Cavendish’s Astana Qazaqstan teammate, Alexey Lutsenko didn’t get started the degree because of a good covid check.

On Tuesday, at the beginning ramp of the prologue, the chainring at the TT motorcycle of Rui Costa got here off and he injured his knee, he completed on his highway motorcycle, however misplaced a large number of time. At the first highway degree, the Portuguese rider was once distanced at the climb.

Not more Romandie for Cavendish:


Kwiatkowski Suffered Concussion in Gent-Wevelgem
Michał Kwiatkowski has had a hard few weeks after a heavy fall in Gent-Wevelgem (26 March). INEOS Grenadiers reported that very same day that the Pole had no longer suffered a concussion, however the former Global Champion now says that he did.

“It was once some of the toughest Ardennes campaigns I’ve ever achieved,” Kwiatkowski wrote on Twitter. “I attempted to lend a hand the workforce up to imaginable, however I by no means totally recovered after my fall and concussion in Gent-Wevelgem. Now’s the time to refocus.”

The 32-year-old Kwiatkowski, who received the Amstel Gold Race ultimate yr, made his comeback within the Brabantse Pijl. He was once not able to complete that race and likewise Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Within the Amstel Gold Race (72nd) and the Flèche Wallonne (one hundred and fifteenth) Kwiat did end.

Kwiatkowski’s crash in Gent-Wevelgem:


Marco Haller in Coaching Coincidence
Marco Haller escaped a significant coincidence whilst coaching on Sunday. A pick-up truck beaten the Austrian’s motorcycle, however the rider himself escaped unscathed. “Fortunate me,” he mentioned on social media.

Haller appeared again on his coincidence with the Kleine Zeitung. “A pickup stopped in entrance of oncoming site visitors. All at once the white reversing lighting fixtures got here on. On the ultimate minute I controlled to get off the pedals with my footwear.” The pickup then ran over Haller’s bicycle.

“The driving force first of all idea he had best hit a department,” defined the Austrian, who himself controlled to flee severe accidents. Nonetheless, he feels the desire give a caution. “The issue is that one thing like this may additionally occur when you don’t take a large number of dangers, which was once the case now. Believe this takes position within the town, at a site visitors mild, and there’s a kid on a bicycle.”

Haller already has 31 race days in his legs this season. He rode an important spring Classics in contemporary weeks. He completed his very best lead to Milano-Sanremo, completing in 17th position.

Marco Haller:
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Carlos Rodríguez Can’t Race But
Carlos Rodríguez was once meant to participate within the Excursion de Romandie this week, however the Spaniard isn’t a part of the overall INEOS Grenadiers squad. The 22 year-old rider has skilled a setback in his rehabilitation.

Rodríguez broke his collarbone in a crash in Strade Bianche initially of March and has no longer raced for INEOS Grenadiers since. The promising Grand Excursion rider seemed like he would make his comeback within the Excursion de Romandie, which began on Tuesday, however he received’t be there.

“After a month filled with ups and downs, I’m now compelled to construct in some relaxation. It’s time to recharge the batteries. There are nonetheless many races to return.” It’s nonetheless unclear when Rodríguez can pin on a host once more. The Spaniard is scheduled for the 2023 Excursion de France, even if the query is whether or not he can nonetheless get ready for the French excursion in time.

Rodríguez was once a revelation in 2022. He completed 7th within the Vuelta a España, but in addition had best placings: 2d in L. a. Direction d’Occitanie, third within the Excursion of Valencia, 4th within the Ruta del Sol and Excursion of Burgos and fifth Il Lombardia. He additionally received the Spanish highway championships and received a degree within the Excursion of the Basque Nation.

Carlos Rodríguez no longer in a position but:


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Ex-Rider Jos Lammertink Sexually Abused for Years
Former bike owner Jos Lammertink says he was once sexually abused for years all the way through his profession. The now 65 year-old Lammertink instructed his tale in a chain by means of journalist Gijs Eijsink. “Jos has received so much, however this trauma dominates his whole profession,” Eijsink instructed RTV Oost.

The abuse basically happened within the Nineteen Seventies, ahead of Lammertink became professional. “He has bottled it up all his lifestyles and suffered from it. Numerous hassle”, says Eijsink. “It needed to pop out sooner or later. I’m now making a chain with him about his biking lifestyles and abnormal lifestyles. He mentioned he needed to inform me one thing severe and terrible and now’s the appropriate time to throw it out.”

When Lammertink began biking on the age of fourteen, he got here below the care of a manager. “In the beginning look, the person gave the look of an exemplary determine, however at the back of that facade a dismal secret was once hidden,” Lammertink mentioned in dialog with the journalist. “He was once the person who sexually abused me for a few years. A significant trauma this is now part a century previous. It was once an excessively heavy burden a lot of these years. It was once hell to stay silent about what came about, as a result of I used to be so extraordinarily ashamed.”

Lammertink was once a certified from 1980 to 1990. He received 38 races in that length, together with two levels within the Excursion of Spain, he additionally received Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in 1984 and was once Dutch highway champion in 1986.

Jos Lammertink:
Jos Lammertink


Primoz Roglič Makes a Comeback on Twitter
Primož Roglič has made his comeback… on Twitter. The Slovenian rider of Jumbo-Visma, who’s these days making ready for the Giro d’Italia, posted a tweet on Tuesday night. “Wager who’s again.”

Roglič has been absent from Twitter since February after his account was once hacked. The rider then made up our minds to delete his Twitter account, however is now again. The Jumbo-Visma rider nonetheless has just below 3,000 fans, however his fans will definitely develop briefly. Sooner than the issues along with his previous account, Roglič had about 130,000 fans.

Roglič again on Twitter for the Giro:


Vuelta a Asturias, The Prelude to the Giro d’Italia
EOLO KOMETA competes this week within the north of Spain, in what is going to be its ultimate race ahead of the beginning of the Giro d’Italia subsequent Saturday, Would possibly sixth. The overall alternative so as to add up successes, to amass preparation and to reach in optimum prerequisites to an important tournament of the season. The whole lot is in a position, the one factor lacking is a smart end result to spice up the morale of a workforce this is motivated and in a position to polish.

The Vuelta a Asturias maintains its 3 conventional levels on a path with a marked profile for climbers, however which additionally permits the robust cyclists to battle for the degree wins. The primary day will get started from the capital of the area, Oviedo, in search of the mining space and the end in Pola de Lena, which contains 181 kilometres of path, 5 climbs and specifically L. a. Colladona (1st class) as a large impediment.

The second one degree between Candás and Cangas del Narcea will entire 183 kilometres and could have as its pass judgement on the ascent to the Alto del Acebo, with a vertiginous ultimate descent. The 3rd and ultimate degree will likely be 149 kilometres lengthy, with 3 mountain passes and a fantastic end within the capital Oviedo reserved for robust cyclists.

EOLO KOMETA will line up a block filled with power on this Vuelta a Asturias. Lorenzo Fortunato, after his nice week on the Excursion of the Alps the place he completed fifth general; Vincenzo Albanese, who returned in taste on the Giro di Sicilia and is taking a look ahead to a degree win ahead of dealing with the Giro d’Italia; Francesco Gavazzi as highway captain, the climbers Álex Martín, Alessandro Fancellu, Fernando Tercero and the all-rounder Diego Sevilla, an actual ensure for the leaders in any pageant, will likely be on the place to begin.

Lorenzo Fortunato: “We need to win the Vuelta a Asturias, that’s the function. We’re going to take a look at to proceed the nice paintings we did on the Excursion of the Alps, and all of the paintings is superb for us, at all times with our points of interest set at the Giro d’Italia. There are 3 hard levels in Asturias that can lend a hand us to be in the most productive form for the large tournament of the yr”.

Jesús Hernández, sports activities director: “What we’re in search of on this Vuelta a Asturias is the most productive lead to each and every of the 3 levels, to battle for the victory, in addition to the whole classification. On each the primary and the 3rd day, Albanese will likely be our rider, whilst the second one day is an excellent degree for Fortunato. We would like to take a look at to take care of the racing shape and the picture of Sicily and the Alps. To race in combination, to give protection to the rider who will battle for the end result on a daily basis. Dedication, perspective and self belief to succeed in the targets we now have set ourselves”.

Lorenzo Fortunato to Asturias:


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Jordan Labrosse Joins the AG2R CITROËN TEAM Beginning August 1 Via 2025
The 30th member for the 2023 season of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM, Jordan Labrosse would be the 15th rider to have long gone thru our junior and/or U23 coaching centre ahead of becoming a member of the pro construction, i.e. part of our staff.

At the side of him, Alex Baudin, Geoffrey Bouchard, Benoît Cosnefroy, Pierre Gautherat, Paul Lapeira, Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Valentin Paret-Peintre, Nans Peters, Nicolas Prodhomme, Antoine Raugel, Valentin Retailleau, Damien Touzé, Bastien Tronchon, and Clément Venturini have additionally worn the colors of AG2R CITROËN of their early years.

Jordan Labrosse: “This can be a actual pleasure and the most obvious selection to enroll in the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. I didn’t see myself turning skilled in some other workforce. After having achieved my coaching inside the AG2R CITROËN U19 then AG2R CITROËN U23 buildings, it was once logical for me to proceed in this similar trail. Through the years, I’ve discovered a 2nd circle of relatives with pals from the educational centre who I can additionally to find on this workforce like Bastien Tronchon. I will be able to’t watch for us to race in combination some of the professionals. There will likely be an actual emotion to seek out ourselves each within the peloton. I’m no longer going to land in an unknown workforce as a result of I’ve additionally been a part-time mechanic within the race division at L. a. Motte-Servolex for 3 years because of my twin sports activities and coaching path. It is going to be particular to go now to the opposite aspect of the barrier. Sooner than August 1, I need to make stronger my file within the novice ranks. I’ve centered a number of magnificence 2 and naturally, the Grand Prix Cours-la-Ville Grand Prix, as regards to my house, which can also be my ultimate tournament within the colors of AG2R CITROËN U23. Then, my ambitions will first of all be to lend a hand my leaders and uncover the pro global. I’m actually impatient and impressive. Final yr, Bastien (Tronchon) proved, by means of successful a degree on the Vuelta a Burgos, that it’s imaginable to win briefly. I include a robust need to accomplish!”

Vincent Lavenu: “In recent times, Jordan has proven that he has reached a very good degree as an novice or even the world over by means of going for large effects out of the country. After having handed throughout the AG2R CITROËN U19 and AG2R CITROËN U23 groups, it’s herbal that his position is amongst us. This would be the 15th rider from our coaching program. This can be a nice supply of delight. In collaboration with the educational centre, we would have liked him to proceed his apprenticeship for some other six months ahead of becoming a member of us from August 1st. Jordan is a rider with a large number of enthusiasm. He has an bizarre background and his title has been widely recognized inside the squad for a number of years. His character was once very much preferred within the coaching centre. Coaching part-time as a mechanic could have supplied the most important steadiness for him. He’ll now center of attention on being a certified bike owner and I haven’t any doubt that he’ll be aggressive from in an instant.”

Labrosse in short
Born 15/09/2002 (two decades previous) at Roanne (Loire)
Form of rider: puncheur
Palmarès: Excursion de Moselle (+ 1 degree) 2022, Roue d’Or 2022, 2d Torino-Biella 2023, third Il Piccolo Lombardia 2022….

New to AG2R Citroën Jordan Labrosse:
Jordan Labrosse


Roxo Racing bolsters roster with Canadian bike owner Nadia Gontova
Roxo Racing, a Texas founded UCI Continental girls’s biking workforce, is happy to announce the roster addition of Canadian bike owner Nadia Gontova, who not too long ago received degree 2 of the Redlands Bicycle Vintage in Redland, California. Nadia, quickly to finish her level in Built-in Science at College of British Columbia, competed for UBC’s rowing program ahead of specializing in biking. Gontova go educated on bicycles and briefly moved throughout the biking ranks, incomes her Class 1 highway license in not up to a yr. With biking quickly to be Nadia’s sole center of attention, Roxo is happy to lend a hand her realise her biking doable.

Chann McRae, Roxo Racing DS and Managing Spouse famous “Our DS’s and team of workers have willing eyes for ability. We watched Nadia experience clear of the stacked box at the Oak Glen climb at Redlands. Upload to that her out of the ordinary Zwift racing luck, it’s a very simple name to offer athletes like Nadia a possibility to growth towards the highest degree.”

Brendan Quirk, CEO of USA Biking, added “The signing of Nadia Gontova to Roxo Racing is evidence of the upward trajectory of North American highway biking. You’re seeing an increasing number of girls come to motorcycle racing from different tricky sports activities like rowing and monitor, and staring at them create alternatives for themselves like that is inspiring to everybody. And no manner does this occur with out nice development-focused groups like Roxo Racing, and marquee races like Redlands.”

Group management comprises Chann McRae, Scott Warren, Chris Watson, JW Wilson, and Todd Reed. McRae is a former WorldTour workforce director, for EF, in addition to a former WorldTour racer with best finishes because the Worlds, the Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España.

Identify sponsor Roxo Power is a Citadel Value-based oil and fuel acquisition and advancement corporate. Roxo is joined by means of Auto Wurks, Hapi Water, and Dennett Development. Providers come with Arundel, BB Endless, Castelli, Dynamic Motorcycle Are compatible, Goodyear, HED Wheels, SRAM, Time Bicycles, and Time Recreation Pedals

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Nadia Gontova joins Roxo Racing:
Nadia Gontova


Cynisca Biking Provides Two Riders to Roster
US-based, UCI Continental Group Cynisca Biking broadcasts the addition of 2 new advancement riders to its workforce roster. Jess Cygan, 29, and Anna Hicks, 23, will make their debut with the workforce on the Excursion of Gila, April 26-30.

“Cynisca Biking is excited to have two extra growing riders from the US Biking ability ID program becoming a member of our workforce,” mentioned Chris Gutowsky, Cynisca’s common supervisor and workforce founder. “Jess and Anna each raced strongly for USA Biking on the Redlands Vintage and will likely be welcome additions for the approaching Excursion of Gila and Joe Martin degree races.”

Jess Cygan started her biking profession after competing in Department I cross-country and monitor on the Faculty of William & Mary. Following a ruin from aggressive working, Jess took up biking at the highway and gravel and hasn’t appeared again. Contemporary highlights come with a 1st at Steamboat Gravel Blue and third at Unbound 100 in 2021 and 4th position on the Boulder Roubaix Highway Race in 2022.

“I’ve been focusing extra on extra highway racing with a function of incomes a place on a professional highway workforce,” mentioned Jess. “Cynisca is offering a good looking alternative for me and different girls riders. I’m excited to have a perfect workforce to race and connect to.”

Anna Hicks may be new to biking with some early successes within the recreation together with completing 14th in GC this previous week on the Redlands Vintage race sequence. She competed in Department I go nation and monitor at California Polytechnic State College ahead of finding her ability and love for biking. In 2022, Anna stood on 3 podiums on the Collegiate Biking Nationwide Championships, maximum significantly coming in 2d within the highway race, 2d in go nation brief monitor and 1st within the Nationwide collegiate mountain motorcycle workforce relay.

“Becoming a member of Cynisca will lend a hand me acquire revel in and discover my doable,” mentioned Anna. “The workforce has a such dynamic and powerful workforce of women.”

The riders have been advisable to the workforce by way of Cynisca’s partnership with USA Biking’s girls’s advancement program. Cynisca Biking is sponsoring the US Biking girls’s advancement program for the second one yr, giving girls at the nationwide advancement workforce extra alternatives to coach and race in combination and in Europe. Each Anna and Jess competed on the US Biking Construction squad on the Redlands Vintage this week.

Kyleigh Spearing, Anna Hicks and Ashley Frye on the Redlands Vintage
Departing the Cynisca Biking workforce, Maddy Ward has made up our minds to be aware of gravel racing and now not race at the highway in Europe.



Danish ability Anders Foldager to step as much as WorldTour degree in 2024 with Group Jayco AlUla
Group Jayco AlUla is happy to substantiate the signing of Danish ability Anders Foldager on a two-year contract. Foldager skilled the workforce surroundings again in 2022 when he raced as a stagiaire for the second one part of the season with the squad, demonstrating his uncooked talent, large doable and nice nature, becoming into the workforce naturally.

Following on from his stagiaire revel in, Foldager has persisted to race within the U23 ranks, growing all spaces as a tender 21-year-old, making ready himself additional for the bounce as much as the WorldTour peloton, which he’ll make with GreenEDGE Biking subsequent season.

The Dane has persisted to show his energy and development, scoring a couple of victories already this season in Italy on the GP Industria & Commercio and Memorial Polese.

With an enormous engine and a perfect talent to undergo throughout the hard races over tricky terrain, Group Jayco AlUla consider Foldager will likely be a large title at some point and a treasured asset to the workforce and its imaginative and prescient for 2024 and past.

Brent Copeland – Normal Supervisor: “When Foldager joined us in 2022 for the second one part of the season, he right away slotted into the workforce actually properly and shall we see then that he could be a perfect addition. He’s nonetheless very younger however very mature for his age and his talent is obvious; he has already loved a large number of victories at U23 degree and we consider this can be a excellent time for him to step up. We see a large number of doable in Foldager and we really feel that he’ll be capable of arrange now at WorldTour degree. We consider he’ll be capable of be informed so much from being in a WorldTour workforce surroundings and we need to lend a hand him to develop and broaden with us, with our robust imaginative and prescient for the longer term.”

Anders Foldager: “This can be a dream come true for me to be switching to enroll in Group Jayco AlUla in 2024. I’ve at all times sought after to be a certified bike owner and now that it could actually occur on the best possible degree is incredible. Final yr as a trainee with GreenEDGE, I learnt so much concerning the workforce and their manner of doing issues. I discovered it very instructional, and I may just simply see myself at the workforce. There was once a excellent surroundings and an excessively skilled solution to the entirety. As a rider, I’m a puncheur. I just like the shorter climbs the place explosiveness is the most important after which I’ve a excellent dash, particularly in smaller teams after a troublesome race. So at some point I am hoping so as to do properly in race sorts with shorter climbs, for instance within the Ardennes Classics. I am hoping to get a excellent get started within the workforce subsequent yr, I do know within the first yr that I will be able to acquire a large number of revel in and discover ways to behave within the skilled WorldTour peloton.”

Anders Foldager
Date of Start: twenty seventh July 2002 (21)
Nationality: Danish
Joins GreenEDGE Biking: 2024 & 2025

Best Effects:
1st GP Industria & Commercio (2023)
1st Memorial Polese (2023)
third In line with Sempre Alfredo (2023)
2d Ruota d’Oro (2022)
2d Giro ciclistico d’Italia degree (2022)

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Anders Foldager


L. a. Vuelta Femenina – MAY 01 – 07
Albert Timmer – Group DSM trainer: “L. a. Vuelta Femenina marks the primary giant degree race of the yr for our Girls’s program after a a success first a part of the season. The race has an enchanting parcours with actually other levels. Our function will likely be to concentrate on the overall classification with Juliette, who had some nice performances ultimate yr. Within the sprints, Charlotte will likely be our finisher and we are hoping to convey her into the sprints recent and as well-positioned as imaginable. We’ve a robust workforce and we’re assured that we will be able to convey house some nice effects.”

Francesca Barale (ITA)
Léa Curinier (FRA)
Charlotte Kool (NED)
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Esmée Peperkamp (NED)
Maeve Plouffe (AUS)
Elise Uijen (NED).

Eschborn-Frankfurt – MAY 01
Luke Roberts – Group DSM trainer: “This yr’s Eschborn-Frankfurt sees a metamorphosis to the path to make it more difficult. With two passages of the Feldberg, it offers a possibility for the more potent climbers to open up an opening at the sprinters that experience most commonly ruled this race previously. After the second one passage, we think an exhilarating chase to look which of the short males can convey themselves again into competition. We can be aiming to stay a larger workforce in combination for a dash the place we now have a couple of choices.”

John Degenkolb (GER)
Sean Flynn (GBR)
Leon Heinschke (GER)
Niklas Märkl (GER)
Lorenzo Milesi (ITA)
Tim Naberman (NED)
Florian Stork (GER).

John Degenkolb to Frankfurt:


Israel – Premier Tech Celebrates Vini Fantini with Giro d’Italia Jersey
With the biking global set to descend on Abruzzo, the house of Vini Fantini, for the Giro d’Italia Grande Partenza subsequent week, Israel – Premier Tech unveils a different version jersey to have a good time the workforce’s partnership with the long-lasting Italian vineyard.

Vini Fantini is situated within the center of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG, the place the vineyards slide from the hills to the ocean to create a novel and remarkable microclimate. For the second one time within the historical past of the partnership, the workforce will race the Italian Grand Excursion with a jersey devoted to Vini Fantini, this time drawing inspiration from the Fantini emblem id and the picturesque backdrop of Abruzzo.

“Vini Fantini is the most important a part of the Israel – Premier Tech circle of relatives so, as we did in 2021, we couldn’t move up the chance to have a good time our partnership on the Giro d’Italia, specifically with the Grande Partenza in Abruzzo. When our riders race towards the clock on degree 1, they’ll go the end line in Ortona, the place the Fantini Staff manufacturing facility and headquarters are situated, in what is going to be a different second for Fantini and Valentino Sciotti. We’re proud to place the highlight on Vini Fantini all the way through the Giro d’Italia, and likewise respect the very good collaboration between the workforce, Premier Tech, EKOÏ, and Vini Fantini to create one of these stunning jersey,” says IPT Normal Supervisor Kjell Carlström.

The daring jersey was once designed by means of Élie Desgreniers from Premier Tech. “We checked out numerous concepts nevertheless it was once the Fantini emblem and bottle branding with the round dot and line formation of the brand that actually drew my eye, and this was once the foundation for the jersey design,” explains Desgreniers.

Along with the patterns, Israel – Premier Tech’s core blue id is paired with a wealthy wine crimson and complemented with the ocean blue tones of the appropriate shoulder, which pay tribute to the significance of the Abruzzo beach in Fantini’s terroir and function further visibility within the peloton.

“We’re deeply thankful to the workforce and sponsors for dedicating a different jersey to us at a race, such because the Giro d’Italia, which is essential for us particularly this yr the place the primary degree will happen in our area, in our town of Ortona,” says Fantini proprietor Valentino Sciotti. “We’re so proud to be a part of this workforce that stocks our similar values. Our want is to look one in all our athletes dressed in this jersey at the podium celebrating the most important victory at this Giro d’Italia.”

Produced by means of EKOÏ, the jersey fits completely with the workforce’s bib shorts and as a distinction to the workforce’s 2023 jersey, favours block colors, and impressive, blank traces which create a placing glance set to face out within the peloton.

“Appreciating top rate and aesthetically satisfying merchandise, we’re proud to have labored at the design of this jersey. From a technical viewpoint, the jersey options inventions in have compatibility and aerodynamics and I’m satisfied that the equipment won’t pass overlooked within the peloton because of its class. EKOÏ rises to a problem and we jumped on the probability to briefly convey this jersey to lifestyles which I consider is an excellent collaboration with this nice workforce!” provides Stéphane Rosetto, EKOÏ Sponsorship Supervisor.

Israel – Premier Tech Giro d’Italia jersey:


German Vintage Stars Meet New Challengers
Would possibly 1 will likely be a reunion of all lively German vintage winners. At least 5 riders are aiming once more for some other name at Eschborn-Frankfurt. John Degenkolb (2011 winner), Alexander Kristoff (2014-2018), Pascal Ackermann (2019), Jasper Philipsen (2021) and Sam Bennett (2022) need to cheer once more in entrance of the Alte Oper. Whether or not the path replace of the Recreation Director Fabian Wegmann (2009, 2010) will go well with them or a brand new title will input the listing of winners of the German WorldTour race stays open.

Something is already positive: Eschborn-Frankfurt 2023 could have a noticeably extra vintage personality. The 200-kilometre vintage distance will likely be reached once more and there will likely be extra altitude. The focal point of the path replace is the Feldberg. The best possible mountain within the Taunus area will likely be climbed two times this yr, because it will have to be conquered once more midway into the race – plus from the tougher, southwestern ascent. After the professionals have already got the second one crossing of the Mammolshainer of their legs, it is going at once on for them over the Billtalhöhe to the Feldberg.

With the brand new mountaineering section and a shorter path from the ultimate Mammolshainer climb to the end, the possibilities of luck for Taunus assaults building up. This path replace and prior to now offensively ridden spring classics ensure pleasure on Would possibly 1.

Protecting Champion in Center of attention
As many as 5 german vintage winners are originally in Eschborn. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) comes out of a three-week ruin from racing with momentum. With victories on the WorldTour vintage in De Panne and on the Scheldeprijs, in addition to a 2d position at Paris-Roubaix, the 25-year-old is without doubt one of the stars of the spring.

For John Degenkolb (Group DSM), too, it was once a different week of classics in best shape. The disgruntlement of Roubaix will now not play a task in the house race. Fanatics can look ahead to a “native hero” who will proceed to actively form the German vintage in his thirteenth skilled season. In his 1st skilled yr there was once the house victory – possibly the 13 in two weeks brings success. Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X Professional Biking Group) has additionally set his points of interest excessive. With nice revel in, the German vintage sequence winner has additionally celebrated a a success begin to the season in his new workforce. Alternatively, the veteran seems on the new Feldberg climb with admire and hopes so as to fend off assaults.

Pascal Ackermann (UAE Group Emirates) was once the ultimate German to have a good time in Frankfurt. The 29-year-old remains to be looking ahead to his first win of the season and wish to give a finetuning at the German vintage ahead of his get started on the Giro d’Italia. For protecting champion Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe), the season has been a curler coaster up to now. Beginning the yr with a win and excellent degree sprints, the classics weeks fell thru. Motivated by means of the beginning number one, Eschborn-Frankfurt will have to develop into a a success racing comeback.

Is a New German Vintage Identify Driving into the Highlight?
The one German workforce within the UCI WorldTour, BORA – hansgrohe, will pass into the house race with the protecting champion in addition to German champion Nils Politt and Max Schachmann. Each can take care of the brand new calls for within the Taunus and make the race very selective.

Additionally, for Jonas Rutsch (EF Training – EasyPost) the extra hard path may just repay. The 2d of the U23 German vintage of 2018 desires to be at the podium in Frankfurt after an excellent spring additionally within the professionals. Final yr he unsuccessfully sought an early resolution within the Taunus, now there are new alternatives.

With Max Walscheid (Cofidis) and Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty), different Germans have introduced their participation. The 29-year-old Walscheid nonetheless has a ranking to settle with the German vintage. He was once best as soon as originally in Eschborn however may just no longer end the race in 2018. After his robust eighth position at Paris-Roubaix, he now involves the Taunus with self belief. Zimmermann will have a good time his German vintage hat trick on Would possibly 1. After serving his dash captains within the earlier two years and effectively piloting them to or close to the rostrum, the additional altitude would possibly now go well with the winner of the Deutschland Excursion junior classification.

Arnaud de Lie (Lotto Dstny) may just thieve the display from the German fanatics’ favourites. The highest ability, who’s best 21 years previous, already made an influence at his German vintage premiere ultimate yr, when sprinting immediately to seventh position. With this end result, 3 victories this season and a a success classics marketing campaign below his belt, the end-fast Belgian is now not thought to be an underdog.

“There is not any transparent pattern to be noticed within the groups’ initial rider nominations. Natural sprinters are simply as a lot a part of it because the mountain-proof and classics-tested names. I’m curious to look how the riders take to the brand new path. A glance again on the spring classics presentations that many races have been very open and early assaults frequently introduced a initial resolution and even the verdict. We’ve ready the appropriate path for this – now it’s as much as the attack-minded riders to benefit from this chance,” says Fabian Wegmann, Recreation Director of Eschborn-Frankfurt.

The elite race begins on Would possibly 1 at 12:05 p.m. in Eschborn. After the impartial get started, 203.8 kilometres must be finished. After a primary end in Frankfurt at race kilometre 15, the peloton heads into the Taunus Mountains. It is going to first pass on the standard path over the Feldberg (KM 46.5) after which by way of Eppstein for the primary time over the Mammolshainer Stich (KM 92). After the second one Mammolshainer crossing (KM 107.9), the path leads over the Billtalhöhe to the southwestern ascent of the Feldberg (KM 117.8). By way of Kittelhöhe and Glashütten, the Mammolshainer (KM 167.8) will likely be approached once more ahead of the overall to Frankfurt. After the riders within the finale have handed the end as soon as, the overall lap is rung in.



2023 Paris to Ancaster Motorcycle Race
Website hosting the Canadian Gravel Championships

The extremely expected Paris to Ancaster Race, which was once awarded the honor of web hosting the inaugural Canadian Gravel Championships, is ready to happen on April thirtieth, 2023. This iconic tournament brings in combination over 3200 biking lovers and professionals from throughout Canada and past for an exciting day of pageant and camaraderie. The race isn’t just recognized for its thrilling pageant, but in addition for its festive surroundings and neighborhood spirit. Spectators can be expecting to witness exciting finishes, cheer on their favorite riders, and revel in the thrill of a real biking spectacle.

Because the host of the 2023 Canadian Gravel Championships, the Paris to Ancaster Race holds particular importance for the biking neighborhood, with best riders vying for the coveted name. The development additionally provides a platform for showcasing the rising acclaim for gravel biking as a dynamic and inclusive self-discipline inside the broader biking global. The race has expanded and runs thru 3 areas, Hamilton, Brant County, and Waterloo.

What: Paris to Ancaster Motorcycle Race 2023, Canadian Gravel Championships
Who: Over 3200 registered contributors, with earlier P2A winners and global biking stars comparable to Mike Van den Ham, Ruby West, Maghalie Rochette, Evan Russell, Adam Roberge, Cody Scott, Taschia Piciga, and Siobhen Kelly.
When: April thirtieth, 2023, winners are anticipated to go the end line round 11:30AM and are to be had for interviews. Race administrators John Thorpe and Tim Farrar can also be provide on race day and to be had for media interviews.
The place: Ancaster Neighborhood Centre, 385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5

For more info touch Clarissa Dela Fuente ([email protected]) or Glenn Marshall ([email protected])



‘No Vayas Por Ahi’ by means of Roko Would be the Professional Music of the II Vuelta Andalucia Elite Girls
The singer ROKO will likely be in command of the track within the 2d Version of the Andalusian spherical that will likely be held from Would possibly 31 to June 4.

The Vuelta a Andalucía Elite Girls 2023 already has an legit music. It is going to be the music “NO VAYAS POR AHÍ” by means of the singer ROKO. The settlement was once signed ultimate week with the representatives of M2 MUSIC GROUP. It is going to be the track of the race from its get started within the the town of Alcalá l. a. Actual, province of Jaén, exactly the singer’s fatherland, on Would possibly 31 till its consequence on June 4 in a the town in Cádiz that has but to be published. Rocio Pérez, artistically referred to as Roko, is a singer, songwriter and actress at 33 years previous, even if she has been immersed on the planet of track since she was once 8 years previous.

His first efficiency was once on the age of 14 at a charity gala. He studied on the IES Alfonso XII and on the finish of highschool he graduated in Musical Interpretation on the Awesome Faculty of Dramatic Artwork in Malaga. On the age of twenty-two he changed into a part of the primary version of “El número uno” the place he had the chance to percentage the degree with nice artists and the place he controlled to rank 2nd. In a while after, Roko participated in the second one version of “Tu cara me suena”, which he received. In 2014, Roko’s first album titled “3,2,1: Roko” got here out, by which songs comparable to “Luz” or “Así de bien” stand out.

Roko these days plays a couple of inventive movements, amongst which stand out the composition of musical topics that we will be able to pay attention in several movies, a dubbing actress in movies and sequence, other musical theatre works and naturally the release of her present musical venture that we will be able to pay attention to in the primary track platforms.

For Enrique González, Advertising and marketing Director of the Vuelta a Andalucía Elite Girls, the collection of Roko represents a perfect dedication to Andalusian singers and teams with a presence at a world tournament like this, in addition to integrating tradition into this carrying tournament, which which is a pleasure for our organisation and is one in all our functions yr after yr.

Roko is proud that this organisation desires to have his track and the message of this music. That he desires to precise exactly that every one has his personal trail and the facility to take the reins of his lifestyles. In Roko‘s phrases: “This can be a message of empowerment and energy that connects completely with the advance of the ladies’s phase on this recreation. Which is gaining an increasing number of energy and significance. I am hoping everybody can relate to this music, to find inspiration and experience seeing such a lot ability and determination from those elite athletes.”

She reveals her inspiration within the capability that human beings must toughen ourselves, to be told whilst we are living and the feelings that we will be able to generate in different beings. Consider and really feel that there’s a lot in commonplace between recreation and track, since we make our pastime our lifestyle. And that braveness and perseverance are values ​​that make us develop in each disciplines.

Her influences are the union of the average issues between the Latin American and Mediterranean roots, which make this proposal a language that till now we had no longer loved from the artist.


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Remco Evenepoel’s Unforgettable ‘L. a. Doyenne’
The expectancies round him have been sky-high, however Remco Evenepoel was once impervious to force and delivered in taste.

The Global Champion received biking’s oldest Monument – Liège–Bastogne–Liège – for the second one consecutive yr, capping off his Soudal Fast-Step teammates’ immense paintings on a wet day in Belgium, on the finish of which the rainbow shined brightly.

Watch now this video that includes some unique interviews and pictures of our riders celebrating the squad’s twenty second Monument victory!


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