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Boasson Hagen takes 6th in mass sprint during the 2nd stage of the Criterium...

Stage 2 of the Criterium du Dauphine ended in a mass bunch sprint which Arnaud Demare (FDJ) won from Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis). Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had Edvald Boasson Hagen finish in 6th place. The...

FROOME SET FOR HISTORIC VUELTA A ESPANA VICTORY

Team Sky's Chris Froome is set for an historic victory in the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.   Froome maintained his overall lead by finishing third on Saturday's Stage 20, which was won by Alberto Contador in his final race. The action-packed...

Warbasse in heroic first win for Aqua Blue Sport

Aqua Blue Sport has taken its first victory with a heroic lone attack into the high Swiss mountains. The day began in the historic city of Bern and traveled across a mostly flat first half of the race in the...

Porte Rides into Yellow Jersey on Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 6

Richie Porte narrowly missed taking a second stage win on Critérium du Dauphiné stage 6 in a nail-biting four-man sprint to the line, taking second place and inheriting the leader's yellow jersey.   After four flat stages and a time trial,...

2017 Giro d’Italia: Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin Takes Maglia Rosa After Stage 10 Victory

TEAM SUNWEB'S TOM DUMOULIN (NED) TOOK THE VICTORY AT STAGE 10 OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA, WITH AN ADVANTAGE THAT AWARDS THE GERMAN FORMATION OF TEAM SUNWEB WITH THE MAGLIA ROSA FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR. After an impressive performance on the gruelling ascent of the Blockhaus on Sunday, Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin started the individual time trial today as one of the pre-race favourites. Dumoulin got off to a powerful start on his Giant Trinity reaching the first intermediate checkpoint 18 seconds quicker than the fastest time set. The Dutch time trial champion made every pedal stroke look easy as he continued to fly along the course, using every millimetre of the road as he went. Upon arrival at the second intermediate time-check, Dumoulin clocked in 36 seconds faster than his closest stage rival at 33 minutes and 24 seconds, showing that Team Sunweb's scientific approach to this discipline including the time spent in the wind tunnel at TU Delft University made a massive difference today. Dumoulin's powerful time trial was a force to be reckoned with and after a furious sprint to the line, he finished the stage with a time of 50 minutes and 37 seconds, an impressive 49 seconds faster than his predecessor. The stage victory means that Dumoulin goes into the lead in the general classification with a lead of 2 minutes and 23 seconds. After his victory Dumoulin said: "Before I started the stage I actually didn't have a good feeling but now I see the result I realise that wasn't the case. Today I didn't give up, I fought with myself until the end and gave it all that I had. Its nice to go into the mountains with a good advantage but like the Vuelta showed me, you can loose everything in one day. We have some really tough stages coming up and it's still a long way to go." Team Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek (NED) said: "Tom did a splendid time trial, he had a tremendous amount of pressure and there were a lot of expectations. The whole day went really smoothly and we are all incredibly proud. This is a great moment for the team, and to have the jersey for two years in a row makes it extra special. We are looking forward to doing the jersey proud tomorrow."

Pozzovivo takes stage 6 glory and with it the yellow jersey in Switzerland

Domenico Pozzovivo dropped everyone on the climb to take stage 6 honours as well as the yellow jersey. Pozzovivo had this to say after the stage. “I have been waiting a long time for this: dropping everyone on the climb, bridging...

Gilbert seizes the day at the Tour de Suisse

Philippe Gilbert returned to winning ways two months after powering to a fourth career success at Amstel Gold Race. This time, the 34-year-old, who was sidelined with an injury for several weeks before making a solid return at the...

Caruso Moves into Yellow After First Summit Showdown in Switzerland

Tour de Suisse stage 4 featured the first of three summit finishes in this year's race and saw a showdown of the General Classification contenders with Damiano Caruso becoming the third BMC Racing Team rider to take the yellow...

Küng Seals Victory from the Breakaway on Tour de Romandie Stage 2

Stefan Küng added to his 2015 Tour de Romandie stage victory as he battled the weather conditions in the breakaway, before proving he was the strongest on the day in a head to head battle for the win. Bad weather...

The UCI WorldTour Chronicle

Paris-Roubaix – What happened? – Road race Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) has concluded his hugely successful 2017 Spring cobbled classic campaign in the best way possible, with a stunning victory in Paris-Roubaix. Paris-Roubaix is Van Avermaet’s first...

TRACK CYCLING

Thrilling racing on day two of UCI Track Worlds

Four nations won gold medals on Thursday, the second day of the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot, held at the...

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