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EUROTRASH Monday: Cease Successful Tadej! And All The Newest Biking Information

Remco Evenepoel tells Tadej Pogačar to ‘cease successful’TOP STORY. All of the race information from the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol, Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta, Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var and the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships, all with studies, outcomes and video.

Rider information: Giro and Tour for Mark Cavendish, Evenepoel Tour group nonetheless wants at the very least two reinforcements and Gianni Moscon to overlook the Belgian opening weekend.

Group information: VRT docuseries on Patrick Lefevere, ex-Gazprom-RusVelo supervisor engaged on a brand new mission with Russians and Ukrainians, Soudal Fast-Step, UAE Group Emirates, AG2R Citroën, Jayco-AlUla and Bahrain Victorious to the UAE Tour.

Race information: Tour of Flanders route offered, Critérium du Dauphiné 2023 Bastille on the horizon, 2023 Paris–Roubaix: The highway to Hell is paved with grand ambition and TUDOR to be timekeeper for RCS Sport.

Plus Davis Phinney Basis companions with Wahoo Health on The Wahooligan Tour.
Espresso time Monday.


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TOP STORY: Remco Evenepoel Tells Tadej Pogačar to “Cease Successful, Thank You”
5 race days, 4 victories: Tadej Pogačar hasn’t a lot opposition within the first weeks of the 2023 season. His rival Remco Evenepoel has additionally observed. The reigning World champion despatched the Slovenian a message by way of Instagram.

Pogačar posted a photograph on Instagram after the fourth stage of the Ruta del Sol, the place he beat Enric Mas after an thrilling last. “Victory quantity fifty. I’m proud to e book my fiftieth victory right here, with this group. Bravo guys,” the photograph caption learn.

Evenepoel was then fast to reply, and his message was clear. “Cease successful, thanks”, was the reply from the Soudal Fast-Step Belgian. A reply from Pogačar was not lengthy in coming. “It’s your flip now,” the two-time Tour winner responded.

Evenepoel will likely be using the UAE Tour subsequent week (February 20-26), after he began his season within the Vuelta a San Juan. Within the Argentinian race, the Belgian completed in seventh place on the ultimate GC. “However within the Emirates he desires to measure himself with the opposite high riders. Remco at all times desires to win. He’s going to the UAE Tour to get outcomes and he’s now prepared for that,” stated his coach Koen Pelgrim.

A little bit of banter between the highest stars:


Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 2023
Tadej Pogačar began his season on Monday with a victory within the Jaén Paraíso Inside and received the opening stage of the Ruta del Sol on Wednesday. He was once more profitable on Stage 2 on Thursday. At end in Alcalá la Actual he beat Enric Mas and Santiago Buitrago.

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Thursday’s stage had much less climbing, however was not at all straightforward. Within the last, the Puerto de la Hoya de Charilla had extraordinarily steep sections and the ultimate kilometre in Alcalá la Actual was 11.5%.

A powerful main group of twelve riders fashioned early: Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious), Joe Dombrowski (Astana Qazaqstan), Iván García Cortina & Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Christopher Juul-Jensen (Jayco AlUla), Luis Ángel Maté (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Julen Amezqueta (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ), Davide Bais (EOLO-Kometa), Frederik Frison (Lotto Dstny), Aaron Van Poucke & Alex Colman (Flanders-Baloise), Alessandro Covi (UAE Group Emirates), who received final yr in Alcalá la Actual. They managed to take a 1 minute lead. INEOS Grenadiers, not like the opposite GC groups, UAE and Bahrain, had nobody within the break, tried to shut the hole. It led to a really quick begin to the stage and 50 kilometres have been lined within the first hour. The pursuit by INEOS was profitable. With 100 kilometres to go, the peloton caught the break.

Brent Van Moer (Lotto Dstny) and Geoffrey Soupe (TotalEnergies) then escaped for some time, however additionally they didn’t actually get away. The following group to escaped appeared to have a greater likelihood of success. Early escapees Mohoric, Juul-Jensen and Bais had with them Dylan Teuns (Israel-Premier Tech), Alan Jousseaume (TotalEnergies), Lorenzo Rota & Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Axel Laurance (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Antonio Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan). Teuns and Rota have been the perfect GC males on the entrance. They have been each 2:41 behind Pogačar. UAE Group Emirates took duty for the chase within the peloton. Pogačar’s group diminished the lead of the 9 riders to below 2 minutes on the foot of the Puerto de la Hoya de Charilla. On the entrance, the main group was thinned out below the strain of Teuns: solely Mohoric, Rota and Zimmermann might observe him. Within the peloton there was an acceleration by second total, Mikel Landa. Pogačar was alert and was instantly on the wheel of the Spaniard. The yellow jersey wearer took over and shortly had the Bahrain Victorious rider in hassle.

Whereas Landa dropped again to the subsequent group along with his teammate Santiago Buitrago, Enric Mas and Carlos Rodríguez, Pogačar rode additional away. Earlier than the highest of the Puerto de la Hoya de Charilla he was with the break of 4. On the tough descent there was a regrouping: the pursuers have been in a position to pull within the Pogačar group. Mohoric then took the lead on the descent. The Slovenian of Bahrain Victorious briefly had a spot, however as soon as down, the eight others caught him. It was then ‘en groupe’ to Alcalá la Actual. Earlier than they reached the ultimate, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Damiano Caruso and Rafal Majka joined them. Rota attacked, however when he was caught his teammate Zimmermann made his transfer. His try was additionally unsuccessful. Within the final, tough kilometre, Mohoric jumped first. He couldn’t sustain his effort. Within the final metres the asphalt turned to gravel. Right here Pogačar and Mas left the others. They rode aspect by aspect for some time, however Pogačar was the strongest on the line. Mas misplaced a couple of seconds to the two-time Tour winner, who took his third victory of 2023.

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Stage winner and total chief, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “The race was at full gasoline from the beginning since everyone needed to be within the breakaway. On the penultimate climb Bahrain-Victorious attacked and I attempted to observe and reply to their assaults: on the finish, I had an ideal end. Tomorrow we’ll attempt to have a relaxed a race as attainable with a view to keep away from to spend an excessive amount of power head, nevertheless it received’t be straightforward as a result of all of the groups want to race full gasoline.”

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 2 End result:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 3:40:10
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:04
3. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious
4. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:17
7. Dylan Teuns (Ned) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:21
8. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:24
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 0:33
10. Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:36.

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Total After Stage 2:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 8:44:19
2. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 0:48
3. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 0:52
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 1:47
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:12
7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 2:22
8. Rafał Majka (Pol) UAE Group Emirates at 2:51
9. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:52
10. Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious.

Andalucia’23 stage 2:


Tim Wellens took the Stage 3 victory within the Ruta del Sol. The Limburger was with a big escape group, he was clearly the perfect on the end. Teammate Tadej Pogačar held the general lead.


The stage was initially to be 161 kilometres lengthy, with the end on the summit of the Alcalá de los Gazules, however the climate situations on the end precipitated the organisers to alter the route on the final minute. Wind gusts of greater than 75kph have been anticipated, so the finish-line was within the Plaza Alameda de la Cruz on the high of a brief steep climb.

Virtually instantly after the beginning, a big break fashioned, virtually all main groups have been represented. Chief Tadej Pogačar had teammate Tim Wellens within the escape together with Samuele Battistella, Gorka Izagirre, Hugo Houle, Pierre Latour and Stefano Oldani, who have been all attainable stage winners. Edoardo Zambanini, Connor Swift, Salvatore Puccio, Felix Engelhardt, Dries De Bondt, Sam Gaze, Laurenz Rex, Davide Bais, Liam Slock, Eric Fetter, Joel Nicolau, Ibai Azurmendi, Geoffrey Soume, Cyril Barthe and José Manuel Diaz have been additionally there. This was an excellent scenario for UAE Group Emirates. The most effective positioned riders off the entrance have been Gorka Izagirre and José Diaz, every round 6 minutes down on Pogačar. UAE let the main group take a 5 minute lead. The peloton was battered a number of occasions by the robust wind. A primary try to type an echelon got here 100 kilometres from the end, however with out success. Movistar and Bahrain Victorious tried once more within the last, however there have been no main splits within the peloton. Some riders within the main group have been blown off their bikes as a result of robust gusts of wind. The whole lot got here collectively once more within the final 20 kilometres.

On the entrance, the 21-strong lead group realised that they’d combat for the victory and that Pogačar wouldn’t take his fourth consecutive win of the season. Dries De Bondt tried to shock the others within the break. Nevertheless, the very robust headwind within the last made it tough to get a spot, in order that the makes an attempt of Oldani, Swift and Barthe additionally had little success. Rex and De Bondt joined forces about 4 kilometres from the end. Their lead of about 10 seconds was closed by Tim Wellens. Houle, Barthe and Diaz additionally joined him, however there was the steep last kilometre to come back. Tim Wellens handed and dropped everybody for the win. Tadej Pogačar’s lead was not threatened and he even received the dash from the chase group, about three minutes after Wellens.


Stage winner and tenth total, Tim Wellens (UAE Group Emirates): “It’s an ideal day for me in an ideal week for the group, with a streak of victories and my first success as a rider of UAE Group Emirates. I might take my likelihood at the moment and I’m very grateful for this. It was an ideal state of affairs, contemplating that Tadej is main within the basic classification which allowed me to not pull an excessive amount of within the breakaway, so it was a soothing day for me with the one fear of the wind that might develop into harmful. On the finish, we arrived all collectively on the backside of the ultimate hill, I knew this climb from the earlier years and so I might carry out completely.”

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 3 End result:
1. Tim Wellens (Bel) UAE Group Emirates in 3:47:12
2. Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:14
3. Samuele Battistella (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:15
4. Connor Swift (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Laurenz Rex (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
6. Davide Bais (Ita) EOLO-Kometa at 0:18
7. Edoardo Zambanini (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
8. Cyril Barthe (Fra) Burgos-BH at 0:26
9. Erik Fetter (Hun) EOLO-Kometa at 0:28
10. Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar.

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Total After Stage 3:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 12:35:57
2. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 0:48
3. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 0:52
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 1:47
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:12
7. José Manuel Díaz (Spa) Burgos-BH at 2:19
8. Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar at 2:21
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 2:22
10. Tim Wellens (Bel) UAE Group Emirates at 2:26.

Andalucia’23 stage 3:


Tadej Pogačar received his third stage within the Ruta del Sol. The Slovenian was too robust for Enric Mas at finish of Stage 4. Mas completed second on a tricky end in Inznájar. Third place went to Lorenzo Rota.

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The fourth stage of the Ruta del Sol was filled with alternatives for the attackers. Within the second a part of the stage, the Cerro de San Cristobal (2.8km at 6.6%), Alto de El Jaramillo (4.8km at 7.3%), El Higuerai (2.6km at 6 .6%) and Fuentes de Cesna (4.3km at 4.7%). After that final climb it was downhill for nearly 10 kilometres, however there have been two sharp climbs within the last. The primary was at 900 meters at 5.8%, then 700 meters at 12%.

Within the first a part of the stage, the Puerto de Algámites (5.8km at 3.1%) was the principle impediment. There have been a number of assaults, however there was no early break on this climb. A gaggle together with Matej Mohoric, Omar Fraile and Hugo Houle did get away from the peloton, however they have been pulled again. Later, eighteen riders, together with Tim Wellens, Jack Haig and Jhonathan Narvaéz additionally didn’t get away. With slightly below a 100 kilometres to go, it was nonetheless collectively. Edvald Boasson Hagen (TotalEnergies), Matteo Sobrero (Jayco AlUla), Ruben Gueirreiro & Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar), Dion Smith (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Edoardo Zambanini (Bahrain Victorious), Pavel Sivakov (INEOS Grenadiers), Lionel Taminiaux (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Dutch champion Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto Dstny) fashioned the ultimate main group.

Sivakov was the perfect GC rider on the entrance. He was slightly below 3 minutes behind chief Tadej Pogačar initially of the stage, however was the digital chief on the highway at one level. On the foot of the Cerro de San Cristobal, the escape was 3 minutes forward of the peloton, the place UAE Group Emirates set the tempo. The main group thinned out for the primary time on the Cerro de San Cristobal. We have been left with 6 riders on the entrance: Eenkhoorn, Guirreiro, Sobrero, Cepeda, Hagen and Sivakov, who additionally took six bonus seconds in an intermediate dash. Nevertheless, this didn’t matter a lot as a result of work of UAE Group Emirates, the lead had already fallen to lower than 1 minute with 30 kilometres to go. Sivakov attacked on his personal on the Alto de El Jaramillo. Cepeda acquired again to him for some time, however with about 20 kilometres to go, on El Higuerai, the Ecuadorian was dropped. Sivakov had 1:30 on the climb to Fuentes de Cesna.

On the climb Jack Haig put in some assaults within the thinned peloton. The primary two occasions Pogačar reacted, however after that he let it go. That didn’t final lengthy, as a result of all of the sudden the Slovenian accelerated. Solely Enric Mas was in a position to reply. The 2 went as much as and previous Sivakov collectively. With simply over 10 seconds they began the descent. The chasing group stored the pair in sight and with 3 kilometres to go, Matej Mohorič was the primary to catch them. The remainder of the group virtually made contact, when Carlos Rodríguez missed a nook. The Spanish champion was okay and was shortly on his method once more. In the meantime, Pogačar and Mas had made one other hole. Mikel Landa, Lorenzo Rota and Andreas Kron have been in a position to cross earlier than the ultimate kilometre. In that final kilometre it was once more Pogačar and Mas who fought it out. Mas was the primary to begin the dash, however he couldn’t eliminate the two-time Tour winner. The Slovenian had one thing left within the final hundred meters and managed to beat his competitor.

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Stage winner and total chief, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “At the moment was a very arduous day. We had a giant crash to start with the place Rafał Majka fell arduous and the group break up. Everyone tried to assault us from the beginning. It was arduous to regulate. The fellows did a tremendous job. As soon as the break fashioned it was nonetheless harmful and we tried to regulate it. We labored so arduous and I used to be actually glad to take the win as a result of the blokes deserve it. The group is ideal however we’re getting drained as a result of everyone tries to assault us. From the beginning, they tried to place us in a weak spot.”The chances to win are good however tomorrow remains to be a very arduous day. If it’s like at the moment we should be ready from the beginning and preserve focussed.”

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 4 End result:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 4:01:11
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:03
3. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:09
4. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 0:12
5. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 0:21
6. Nick Schultz (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Dstny at 0:24
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 0:33
10. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers.

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Total After Stage 4:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 16:36:58
2. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 1:14
3. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 1:19
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:35
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 1:54
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:43
7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 3:05
8. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 3:23
9. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Dstny at 3:45
10. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 3:53.

Andalucia’23 stage 4:


Omar Fraile received the Remaining Stage 5 of the Ruta del Sol. The Spaniard was sooner than Alessandro Covi in a tough dash. Tadej Pogačar, who received three of the 5 levels and is the general winner of the Spanish stage race.

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The Ruta de Sol ended with a 184.3 kilometre stage from Otura to Alhaurín de la Torre. There was fairly a little bit of climbing from the beginning and midway by the stage there was the Puerto del Sol (17.3km at 4.9%). From there it was primarily down hill to the end, though the final kilometre had a median of 4% rise.

The break of the day consisted of seven riders: Kevin Colleoni (Jayco AlUla), Erik Fetter (EOLO-Kometa), Xabier Isasa (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Dries Van Gestel (TotalEnergies), Vincent Van Hemelen (Flanders-Baloise), Dries De Bondt (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Pascal Eenkhoorn (Lotto Dstny). They gained a lead of greater than 3 minutes on the peloton, the place Movistar, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty and UAE Group Emirates have been all working. On the high of the Puerto del Sol, with greater than 80 kilometres to go, the seven nonetheless had 2 minutes. This case remained steady for a very long time. When the hole had dropped under 1 minute with 35 kilometres to go, Isasa went solo on a steep part. He tried arduous to drop his fellow escapees, however the Euskaltel-Euskadi rider was caught and dropped by De Bondt.

With 30 kilometres to go, the Belgian was additionally virtually caught, however he nonetheless had one thing in reserve. He elevated his lead and continued to journey forward of the thinned peloton. Staying away to the end line was an excessive amount of to ask. At 9 kilometres from the end, De Bondt was caught and the race might put together for a bunch dash. Within the final kilometre Tadej Pogačar took the lead. With Tim Wellens and Alessandro Covi on his wheel, the yellow jersey wearer put in a tough flip, pulling the peloton onto a skinny line, however Covi was unable to complete the job. Omar Fraile of INEOS Grenadiers had higher legs on the uphill metres for the victory. Pogačar’s total lead was by no means in peril.

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Stage winner, Omar Fraile (INEOS Grnadiers): “I instructed my teammates to belief me. I instructed them I believed I had a shot at successful. I’m tremendous glad. I needed to win. It takes an enormous quantity of strain off my shoulders.”

Remaining total winner, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “It was actually nice. We did an awesome job all week as a group. I’m very proud of my type and with the type of the group. The outcome may shock me a bit, however I knew my stage was good. I felt robust all through the match. I hope I really feel simply as robust within the upcoming matches. My plan is to proceed in the identical method this season. Hopefully all the pieces will go easily.”

4th on the stage and ninth total, Andreas Kron (Lotto Dstny): “I’m actually glad to complete off the Vuelta a Andalucía in a great way with a 4th place within the diminished bunch dash. At the moment was a brand new expertise for me, doing the dash from a bunch of that dimension however I felt good and we determined to go for it. A 4th place in this sort of sprints is de facto promising and perhaps it might have been a bit extra. The ultimate kilometres have been actually quick and chaotic and I actually need to thank my teammates for all of the work they’ve performed for me. Not solely at the moment however they supported me completely the previous week. I’m actually glad to complete the Ruta del Sol on a ninth place total as a result of this race was on a very excessive stage. This outcome exhibits that the form is sweet, which is promising. With seven days of racing since Clasica Murcia previous Saturday, it was an intense begin to my season however hopefully this may repay within the weeks to come back.”

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 5 End result:
1. Omar Fraile (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers in 4:27:59
2. Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Group Emirates
3. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
4. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Dstny
5. Nick Schultz (Aus) Israel-Premier Tech
6. Gonzalo Serrano (Spa) Movistar
7. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies
8. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
9. Jesús Ezquerra (Spa) Burgos-BH
10. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty.

Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Remaining Total End result:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 21:04:57
2. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 1:23
3. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain Victorious at 1:28
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:44
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:03
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 2:52
7. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious at 3:05
8. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 3:23
9. Andreas Kron (Dan) Lotto Dstny at 3:45
10. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:02.

Andalucia’23 stage 5:


Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 2023
Magnus Cort received the Stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve. The Dane of EF Training-EasyPost was the quickest of a thinned peloton on the Alto da Fóia. Ilan Van Wilder crossed the road considering he had received, however needed to accept second place. Rui Costa completed third. Cort is the brand new total chief.

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After Alexander Kristoff received the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve on Wednesday in a bunch dash, Thursday’s was a tougher stage. The climb to Picota (6.4km at 6.4%) was adopted by the ultimate climb referred to as Alto da Fóia (7.7 km at 6.1%).

Nevertheless, the primary a part of the second stage was comparatively flat and a number one group of six riders escaped: Matthew Gibson (Human Powered Well being), Tomas Contte (Aviludo-Louletano-Loulé Concelho), Rafael Lourenço (APHotels and Resorts-Tavira), Gaspar Goncalves (Efapel Biking), António Ferreira (Kelly/Simoldes/UDO ) and João Matias (Tavfer-Ovos Matinados-Mortágua), they’d a lead of greater than 3 minutes over the Uno-X managed peloton for GC chief Kristoff. The was a crash on the peloton involving eight riders. Jonas Iversby Hvideberg of DSM needed to abandon additionally Luís Mendonça (Glassdrive Q8 Anicolor), eleventh within the first stage, was additionally unable to proceed. The early escapees rode for a very long time at round 2 or 3 minutes infront of the peloton. Solely the Portuguese riders remained off the entrance, however with slightly below 30 kilometres to go, they have been additionally caught.

INEOS Grenadiers set the tempo on the climb to Picota, however Kasper Asgreen took command simply earlier than the summit. He led the thinned group to the foot of Alto da Fóia. There, the Dane continued to push for some time, however after a couple of hundred metres INEOS Grenadiers took over once more. Kwiatkowski did an extended flip, earlier than Jonathan Castroviejo elevated the velocity even additional. Whereas their teammate Filippo Ganna was hanging on on the again, Milan Vader misplaced reference to 2.5 kilometres to go. A gaggle of about thirty riders began the ultimate kilometre, however there have been no assaults and the victory would come from a dash. Within the run-up BORA-hansgrohe took over from INEOS Grenadiers. Ilan Van Wilder began his dash early. The Belgian appeared to be on his option to victory and put his hand within the air simply earlier than the road, however Magnus Cort handed him on the road to take the win. Van Wilder was second, Rui Costa third. Cort additionally took over the chief’s jersey from Alexander Kristoff.

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Stage winner and total chief, Magnus Cort (EF Training-EasyPost): “I used to be a bit uncertain if I might deal with this lengthy climb, however the group managers stated I ought to attempt it at the moment. And certainly, you simply need to attempt it. That is superb. I’ve received uphill earlier than, nevertheless it was at all times from the break. I’ve by no means performed it in opposition to the GC riders. I do know it’s not a really steep climb, so this fits me significantly better, however that is very good. It was powerful on the climb, however I felt okay. I don’t wish to say I used to be in my consolation zone, however I knew I nonetheless had a dash forward of me. We have been getting nearer and nearer to the end: 5 extra kilometres, 4 extra… I believed: if we preserve this tempo, it is going to be good. It was a headwind, so perhaps I used to be a bit too scared to be within the wind too early. I had some hassle discovering a gap. However fortunately I handed simply in time – in all probability within the final 5 meters – and was in a position to choose up the victory.”

2nd on the stage and total, Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal Fast-Step): “I believed I received. I didn’t cheer too early, I used to be cheering on the road, however he wins by a tire width from me. It’s a pity, however what are you able to do about it? I do know I’m fairly good at such finishes. I didn’t wish to make it a dash of simply 100 metres, so I went fairly far. We preserve chasing the win.”

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 2 End result:
1. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost in 5:07:05
2. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
4. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
5. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:02
7. Nicola Conci (Ita) Alpecin-Deceuninck
8. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Kevin Vermaerke (USA) DSM
10. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo.

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Total After Stage 2:
1. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost in 9:56:20
2. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:04
3. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:06
4. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:10
5. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
6. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:12
7. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
8. Nicola Conci (Ita) Alpecin-Deceuninck
9. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates
10. Sergio Higuita (Col) BORA-hansgrohe.

Algarve’23 stage 2:


Magnus Cort repeated his win of the day before today within the Volta ao Algarve, successful Stage 3. The Dane of EF Training-EasyPost was the strongest in a bunch of six. Filippo Ganna (INEOS-Grenadiers) was second. Cort held the general lead.

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The early a part of the third stage, from Faro to Tavira, was enlivened by native groups. Gonçalo Amado, Pedro Andrade, Fabio Costa, Guillermo García, Aleksandr Grigorev and Daniel Viegas have been a part of the early break. Grigorev was on the lookout for KOM factors, however at 30 kilometres from the end the six have been completed.

On the intermediate dash, 20 kilometres out, Magnus Cort (EF Training-EasyPost) managed the dash and took the 6 bonus seconds. Rui Costa (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) needed to make do with 4 seconds, Tom Pidcock (INEOS-Grenadiers) with two. The three pushed on and have been joined by Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Filippo Ganna (INEOS-Grenadiers) and Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma). The six took a 25 second lead on the peloton, the place Soudal Fast-Step needed to get to work as Ilan Van Wilder had missed the transfer. UAE Group Emirates and BORA-hansgrohe additionally tried to chase the group down, however they needed to do plenty of work.

At the beginning of the ultimate kilometre, the peloton simply caught the group. However within the winding, uphill last, Magnus Cort wasn’t going to surrender. After the final nook he had a small hole on Foss, which he lengthened to the road. Ganna got here from behind, however couldn’t get close to Cort.

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Stage winner and total chief, Magnus Cort (EF Training-EasyPost): “Nevertheless, the plan was to get by the journey as simply as attainable. That is very surprising, I used to be not going to intrude within the mass dash anyway. However after I observed that the breakaway was not given sufficient house, the plan was created to achieve seconds within the intermediate dash. It was such a tough dash on the cobblestones that we acquired a spot. I didn’t take into consideration the stage victory. However the guys from INEOS-Gradiers instantly stated: let’s go. They needed to proceed and I needed to go together with that. It was an excellent group to work with. At occasions it appeared like a group time trial.”

third on the stage, Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe): “From the intermediate dash onward, it was a loopy quick race. We went by no means under 60km/h however nonetheless the hole didn’t come down. Three groups have been full on chasing and our boys did a tremendous job to lastly shut the hole. Marco simply bridged throughout with me earlier than the ultimate nook. However there I misplaced momentum as a result of we simply caught the group within the flip. I needed to speed up once more then, and in the long run, I couldn’t make it anymore. That’s irritating to be trustworthy, to be at all times up there however by no means pull off a win. However I’ve to say Magnus deserved this one and at the very least I will be proud of my form.”

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3 End result:
1. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost in 5:05:14
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers
3. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Paul Penhoët (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
5. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
6. Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Group Emirates
7. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
8. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma
9. Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
10. Lewis Askey (GB) Groupama-FDJ.

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Total After Stage 3:
1. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost in 15:01:18
2. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:18
3. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:20
4. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:26
5. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:27
8. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:28
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
10. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates.

Algarve’23 stage 3:


Tom Pidcock received the penultimate Stage 4 of the Volta ao Algarve. The British rider had the strongest last on the Alto do Malhão. João Almeida was second, Ilan Van Wilder third. Pidcock can be the brand new chief on GC.

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On stage 4 of the Volta ao Algarve, the climbers had a final likelihood to make a distinction on the 5 climbs. The Alto do Malhão (2.6km at 9.2%) can be climbed twice, first after 25 kilometres after which on the end.

The early breakaway consisted of Mathias Vacek (Trek-Segafredo), Lewis Askey (Groupama-FDJ) and Kasper Asgreen (Soudal Fast-Step). The three gained a lead of lower than 5 minutes on the peloton. There was an early crash involving Sam Oomen, he needed to abandon leaving Jumbo-Visma with solely three riders within the race, as Owen Geleijn didn’t begin at the moment after a crash earlier within the week. Gijs Leemreize didn’t make the beginning of the Volta ao Algarve as a result of an harm. Vacek and Askey have been caught about 40 kilometres from the end. Asgreen continued on his personal for some time, however a couple of kilometres later his solo was over. Soudal Fast-Step went on the offensive lower than 10 kilometres later, this time with Rémi Cavagna. The Frenchman was joined by Kobe Goossens (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) on the primary climb of the Alto do Malhão.

The 2 have been 30 seconds forward of the peloton with 20 kilometres to go. This turned out to not be sufficient. When Matteo Trentin elevated the tempo within the peloton on a small climb, they have been caught. Thymen Arensman had a puncture simply earlier than this acceleration and he misplaced invaluable time. The second time up the Alto do Malhão there was a bunch of about 30 riders. On the backside Jai Hindley went into battle, however the Australian held again after a primary assault. The variations have been restricted with a kilometre to go, then Tom Pidcock unleashed his transfer. Oscar Onley and Ilan Van Wilder managed to carry the INEOS rider.

João Almeida took a chasing group in tow and was in a position to reconnect within the last kilometre. The Portuguese rider then took the initiative, however had no reply to Pidcock’s subsequent acceleration. The INEOS Grenadiers rider shot off to take the win. He’s additionally the brand new total chief. Van Wilder is now 2nd at 5 seconds, Almeida follows at 7 seconds. Additionally within the high ten is Filippo Ganna and Tobias Foss, who might make their transfer in Sunday’s time trial. The Italian is 32 seconds behind Pidcock, the Norwegian is at 33.

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Stage winner and total chief, Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers): “It feels actually good, we’ve had two levels that we might have received, however at the moment I needed to ensure we acquired it proper. I attacked and went all in, it was a little bit additional than I believed it was, so I believed somebody could be coming however they weren’t. Tomorrow it’ll simply be about going full gasoline within the last TT.”

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 4 End result:
1. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 4:28:39
2. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:01
3. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal – Fast-Step at 0:05
4. Sergio Higuita (Col) BORA-hansgrohe
5. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:11
6. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Oscar Onley (GB) DSM at 0:14
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:20
9. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma
10. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers.

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Total After Stage 4:
1. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers in 19:30:13
2. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:05
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:07
4. Sergio Higuita (Col) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:17
5. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:21
6. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 0:22
7. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:23
8. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:27
9. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:31
10. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:32.

Algarve’23 stage 4:


Daniel Felipe Martínez received the Volta ao Algarve total. The Colombian was 4th within the last time trial Stage 5, rising from seventh to first place. The stage victory went to Groupama-FDJ’s Stefan Küng.

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The Volta ao Algarve ended on Sunday with a time trial beginning and ending in Lagoa. The riders needed to full a circuit of over 24 kilometres on primarily flat roads. Tom Pidcock began the chrono final as total chief, however there have been many time trial specialists within the high ten, all inside 32 seconds.

The primary down the beginning ramp in Lagoa was the Portuguese rider Daniel Viegas (Aviludo-Louletano-Loulé Concelho). Within the first hour many (Portuguese) Continental riders began their take a look at, but additionally Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo). He took the lead. Stefan Bisseger, amongst others, couldn’t beat the Belgian’s time. Kasper Asgreen did handle to take over the primary place, however not for lengthy as Mathias Vacek went even sooner. The Czech of Trek-Segafredo got here in with a time of 30:52. Subsequent within the scorching seat was Nils Politt, who beat Vacek by 15 seconds. The German held the lead till Thymen Arensman completed. The INEOS Grenadiers expertise was half a minute sooner than Politt. Once more this wasn’t for lengthy. Rémi Cavagna had been sooner than the Dutchman on the route and on the finish-line: 28 seconds much less for the 24 kilometres.

Cavagna couldn’t benefit from the lead for lengthy both. Stefan Küng, winner of the person time trial of the Volta ao Algarve in 2019, took 4 seconds off the time of the Soudal Fast-Step rider. He was undecided of victory but, as a result of Tobias Foss and Filippo Ganna have been nonetheless to complete, however each couldn’t match the Swiss rider. Foss conceded virtually half a minute, Ganna was 10 seconds brief. The Italian, ninth total initially, nonetheless had an opportunity of successful total. He was sooner than Magnus Cort, however he was unable to beat his teammate Daniel Felipe Martínez. The Colombian clocked the fourth quickest time on the road, simply 6 seconds behind Ganna. Rui Costa, Sergio Higuita, Jai Hindley, João Almeida, Ilan Van Wilder and Tom Pidcock all misplaced time on Martínez and so the INEOS Grenadiers rider took the general victory.


Stage winner and fifth total, Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ): “I knew this course was proper for me” “I just like the fixed change of rhythm” “You need to preserve pushing. I really like that it’s at all times left, proper. This course fits me.” “I felt actually good, I had energy till the tip. However I knew it was going to be very shut. It is extremely good to get the victory, additionally it is the primary victory for our group this yr. We labored arduous on the time trial place over the winter, so I wish to thank my efficiency group and mechanics. This might have been attainable with out the group.”

Total winner and 4th on the stage, Daniel Felipe Martínez (INEOS Grenadiers): “Lots of people thought this morning that Filippo was the favorite for the GC. Day-to-day my feeling has been higher, however at the moment can be a shock for me.”

2nd on the stage, Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Fast-Step): “I got here to Algarve to attempt to do effectively within the GC and to attempt to win the time trial. I educated rather a lot within the mountains so I believed attempting for the general can be attainable. Saturday I went for the stage win however acquired caught earlier than the ultimate climb, so I moved my focus to the ITT. The course was good and fairly technical, and though it didn’t swimsuit me, I had enjoyable and went once more for outcome. I’m glad to be again at this stage and already trying ahead to the subsequent races.”

third total and seventh on the stage, Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal Fast-Step): “I did time trial. There’s nonetheless room for enchancment, in fact, however that comes with extra coaching. I used to be a bit nervous, however remained centered and I’m proud of what I achieved, particularly seeing what number of robust opponents have been right here. When you had instructed me earlier than this week that I might finish on the rostrum on the finish of the race I wouldn’t imagine it. I already knew that this sort of stage races swimsuit me and I really like using for the overall classification. I’m proud of this outcome after two tough years. Now I’ll recuperate and revel in a while at house, earlier than heading to France for the Ardèche and Drôme Basic.”

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5 End result:
1. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ in 29:34
2. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:04
3. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:10
4. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:16
5. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:29
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:32
7. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:49
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:56
9. Nils Politt (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:03
10. Rune Herregodts (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty

Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Remaining Total End result:
1. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers in 20:00:26
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:02
3. Ilan Van Wilder (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:15
4. Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma at 0:22
5. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ at 0:26
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:40
7. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:48
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:49
9. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:55
10. Rui Costa (Por) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty at 1:06.

Algarve’23 stage 5:


Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines 2023
Elisa Balsamo received the First Stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana on Thursday. The Italian champion was by far the quickest within the bunch dash in Sagunt. Lotta Hentalla (AG Insurance coverage-Soudal Fast-Step) was second, Coryn Labecki (Jumbo-Visma) third.

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The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana began with a comparatively straightforward stage from Valencia to Sagunt. The 119 kilometre stage began with a steep climb, however not a lot occurred. It was solely on the descent that Matilde Vitillo (Bepink) acquired away. The 21 year-old Italian was solo for some time, however midway by the stage her effort was already over.

Caroline Andersson (Liv Racing TeqFind) was subsequent to go it alone. She constructed up a lead of just about 1 minute, however as a result of work of EF Training-TIBCO-SVB and DAS-Handsling, her escape was over earlier than the final 10 kilometres and the race would finish in a bunch dash. Within the dash, Elisa Balsamo was introduced completely by her Trek-Segafredo teammates to the entrance. From there it was straightforward for the previous World champion to complete it off. Lotta Hentalla and Coryn Labecki have been in a position to keep shut, however the remainder have been effectively overwhelmed.

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Stage winner and total chief, Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo): “The ultimate was loopy however Yaya [Llaria Sanguineti] was actually superb, it was simply tremendous enjoyable working once more along with her. This win means rather a lot for me. It’s at all times tough throughout a race to seek out the great timing and be in the suitable place on the proper second for a chaotic dash end like this one, however yesterday we noticed with Inna [Teutenberg, DS] the final KM in order that at the moment we have been ready for the end. I used to be a little bit bit scared since you by no means understand how your situation will likely be initially of the season. I used to be coming from the European observe championships so it was numerous time with out the highway bike.”

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Stage 1 End result:
1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 2:58:00
2. Lotta Henttala (Fin) AG Insurance coverage Soudal Fast-Step
3. Coryn Labecki (USA) Jumbo-Visma
4. Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5. Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) UAE Group ADQ
6. Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Movistar
7. Silvia Zanardi (Ita) Bepink
8. Letizia Borghesi (Ita) EF Training-TIBCO-SVB
9. Sandra Alonso (Spa) CERATIZIT-WNT
10. Cecilia van Zuthem (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck.

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Total After Stage 1:
1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 2:57:50
2. Lotta Henttala (Fin) AG Insurance coverage Soudal Fast-Step at 0:04
3. Coryn Labecki (USA) Jumbo-Visma at 0:05
4. Olivia Baril (Can) UAE Group ADQ
5. Matilde Vitillo (Ita) Bepink at 0:07
6. Silvia Zanardi (Ita) Bepink at 0:10
7. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar at 0:11
8. Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:12
9. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ
10. Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Movistar.

Valencia’23 stage 1:


Elisa Balsamo received her second stage in a row within the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. The Italian was clearly the quickest within the peloton on the finish of Stage 2.

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Cécile Lejeune (Massi-Tactic) and Giorgia Vettorello (Bepink) have been the primary attackers of the day. Nevertheless, their try earlier than go far. Within the first half of the race there was plenty of climbing and the peloton went fairly arduous. So arduous that midway by the stage solely about 30 riders have been nonetheless current within the first group. The main riders had misplaced most of their employees, so Quinty Ton (Liv Racing TeqFind) escaped.

On the flat last there was little enthusiasm to assault. Ton was caught and the sprinters would combat for the stage victory. There was little anybody to do about Balsamo and the Italian took her second stage victory in a row.

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Stage winner and total chief, Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo): “I’m very glad. At the moment was a tough one however my group did job. It was win for me. It wasn’t straightforward, with many climbs in the beginning, however in the long run, my group did job. I had an ideal lead-out. The dash isn’t straightforward, nevertheless it was win, and we’re happy. Tomorrow would be the queen stage for our two climbers, who’re robust on our group right here, and they’re going to have plenty of enjoyable. For me, not rather a lot however I’ll survive.”

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Stage 2 End result:
1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 3:05:09
2. Lotta Henttala (Fin) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step
3. Megan Jastrab (USA) DSM
4. Silvia Zanardi (Ita) Bepink
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ
6. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ
7. Coryn Labecki (USA) Jumbo-Visma
8. Alison Jackson (Can) EF Training-TIBCO-SVB
9. Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Movistar
10. Letizia Borghesi (Ita) EF Training-TIBCO-SVB.

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Total After Stage 2:
1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 6:02:49
2. Lotta Henttala (Fin) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step at 0:08
3. Olivia Baril (Can) UAE Group ADQ at 0:14
4. Coryn Labecki (USA) Jumbo-Visma at 0:15
5. Matilde Vitillo (Ita) Bepink at 0:19
6. Silvia Zanardi (Ita) Bepink at 0:20
7. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
8. Flora Perkins (GB) Fenix-Deceuninck at 0:21
9. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar
10. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ at 0:22.

Valencia’23 stage 2:


Asleigh Moolman received the Third Stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. In a 3 rider dash, she beat Amanda Spratt and World champion Annemiek van Vleuten. Van Vleuten had precipitated the break up on the hardest climb of the day.

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After Elisa Balsamo had received the primary and second levels in bunch sprints, the riders had a tougher stage on day three. They needed to climb the Alto Tudons (15.4km at 4.9%) and Confrides (6.5km at 4.8%) earlier than 30 kilometres to the coast and the end.

Within the opening part of the race, a number one group of 4 riders acquired away: Elise Uijen (DSM) was joined by her teammate Becky Storrie, Morgane Coston (Cofidis) and Mireira Benito (AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step). They constructed up a lead of 4 minutes. Three of them have been nonetheless collectively on the foot of the Alto Tudons. Annemiek van Vleuten put the strain on within the peloton on the Tudons climb. Solely Amanda Spratt and Asleigh Moolman might observe. The three of them joined Uijen and Benito, the remaining escapees. The duo was in a position to stick with the highest riders for some time, however finally each cracked. Van Vleuten, Spratt and Moolman began the lengthy descent to Altea collectively after the climb to Confrides.

Uijen and Benito briefly rejoined, however they needed to cross once more on one of many shorter climbs. The opposite three couldn’t drop one another. They rode to the road collectively for a dash end. Van Vleuten began the dash first, however Moolman had the quickest legs. She gave her new group AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step the victory. Spratt was second, Van Vleuten third. Riejanne Markus sprinted within the chasing peloton, which got here near the entrance runners within the last kilometres.

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2nd on the stage and total, Amanda Spratt (Trek-Segafredo): “I believe I’ve to be very pleased with my second place. We knew it was going to be the queen stage and the toughest and, to begin with, my teammates took nice care of Gaia [Realini] and me within the first a part of the day. We didn’t need to do a lot. They gave us jerrycans and sheltered us from the wind, so I wish to say thanks. Even Barzi [Elisa Balsamo], who was sporting the chief’s jersey, shortly switched roles and took care of us, so we have been completely positioned on the Tudons climb, the place we knew she was going to begin and the place we anticipated Annemiek to assault. Gaia did an awesome job setting a very arduous tempo about 7-8 kilometres from the highest after which Annemiek [Van Vleuten] attacked and that’s the place she acquired separated and I used to be in a position to go along with her and Ashleigh [Moolman-Pasio]. From there it was a type of tactical battle between the three. We took the breakaway after which we acquired away from the others and so they got here again. Ultimately, if I take a look at my development within the final yr, I will be very proud to have been in that place. I don’t suppose I’ve ever been in a position to do this [follow Annemiek’s every throttle] when she’s going full throttle. I do know she’s additionally coming from a excessive altitude block, so it’s the beginning of the season and it’s thrilling to be in that place and battle with riders like Annemiek and Ashleigh, who completed high of the WorldTour in Romandie final yr. She made an excellent transfer on the final roundabout on the left hand aspect. I’ve seen her out of the nook of my eye, nevertheless it was too late, so I take my hat off. I’m dissatisfied that I couldn’t get the win for the group in any case her arduous work, however I can nonetheless be proud. The overall classification remains to be very shut. We’ve slowed down a bit within the final kilometre and the group behind has come again, so Gaia remains to be in an excellent place.”

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Stage 3 End result:
1. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step in 3:48:53
2. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar
4. Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:11
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ
6. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ
7. Anouska Koster (Ned) Uno-X
8. Mavi García (Spa) Liv Racing TeqFind
9. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Ger) Canyon//SRAM
10. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar.

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Total After Stage 3:
1. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step in 9:51:54
2. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at 0:04
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 0:06
4. Olivia Baril (Can) UAE Group ADQ at 0:13
5. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar at 0:20
6. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ at 0:21
7. Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck
8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ
9. Mavi García (Spa) Liv Racing TeqFind
10. Špela Kern (Slo) Cofidis.

Valencia’23 stage 3:


The Remaining Stage 4 of the Setmana Ciclista Valencia produced a shock total winner. Not Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, however her teammate Justine Ghekiere took the general victory. The Belgian of AG Insurance coverage-Soudal Fast-Step misplaced the stage victory to her fellow escapee Elise Uijen, however beat her teammate, Moolman-Pasio for the chief’s jersey by 1 second.

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The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana had a tricky last stage on Sunday. The 113 kilometre stage from Tavernes de la Valldigna to Gandia began comparatively straightforward, however within the final 30 kilometres there have been the climbs of the Alto de Barxeta (1.3km at 6.3%) and the Alto de Barx (6.7km at 4.3%). Total chief, Asleigh Moolman-Pasio couldn’t chill out as Annemiek van Vleuten, third total, would in all probability attempt one thing.

Within the first hour of racing, the peloton was not very eager to let anybody go. A number of riders tried to get away, however as a result of velocity of 42 kph, the race remained closed for a very long time. With 60 kilometres to go, there was a profitable escape try. Sixteen riders managed to constructed up a most lead of round 2 minutes. Alena Amialiusik (UAE Group ADQ), Alice Maria Arzuffi (CERATIZIT-WNT Professional Biking), Coryn Labecki (Jumbo-Visma), Paula Patiño (Movistar), Gaia Realini (Trek-Segafredo), Elise Uijen (DSM) and Justine Ghekiere (AG Insurance coverage-Soudal Fast-Step) have been amongst the group. Of the sixteen riders within the break, Ghekiere was the perfect positioned on GC. The 26 year-old Belgian began the day in eleventh place, 21 seconds behind her teammate, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, and was quickly the digital chief. The Italian rider, Realini, was additionally on the identical time and will subsequently nonetheless dream of the ultimate win.

Ghekiere, Realini and the opposite escapees began with a lead of slightly below 2 minutes on the Alto de Barx (6.7km at 4.3%), the final climb of the day simply over 20 kilometres from the end. On the Alto de Barx, the French rider, Cedrine Kerbaol put the strain on, however couldn’t observe when Realini attacked. The Italian climber accelerated and solely Ghekiere and Uijen have been in a position to observe. These three riders began the descent of Barx collectively, heading to the end in Gandia. Realini, Ghekiere and Uijen nonetheless needed to press arduous within the last kilometres to remain out of the grip of the chasing group containing a very powerful GC riders. The distinction had shrunk to 40 seconds, 10 kilometres from the end.

Uijen realised the hazard and threw herself down the descent. Ghekiere needed to do all the pieces she might to observe, however managed to rejoin after a brief chase. It was clearly too quick for Realini and the Italian was caught by the chasing group. Ghekiere and Uijen have been nonetheless main, and with a lead of over 40 seconds, the Belgian was nonetheless the digital chief. Ghekiere was conscious of the distinctive scenario and gave it ‘full gasoline’, with Uijen in her wheel, hoping to carry onto the lead. The younger Dutch rider was a bit more energizing within the dash and managed to beat Ghekiere, though the Belgian put up robust battle. This was the primary skilled victory for the 19 year-old Uijen. After the end of the primary chasing group, the calculations might start. Ghekiere appeared to be a little bit wanting the ultimate victory, however in the long run Ghekiere had 1 second over her teammate, Moolman-Pasio for a AG Insurance coverage-Soudal-Fast-Step 1-2 total.


Stage winner, Elise Uijen (DSM): “At the moment we have been actually seeking to make the race as a group; attacking and going for the stage win. Ultimately after plenty of assaults I made it into a bunch. We knew it might go all the way in which for the stage win so I attempted to do my finest as attainable. Ultimately it got here all the way down to a dash with one other rider and I might end it off. I’m actually glad to take my first professional win and for the group too. We have been in a position to put the cherry on the cake right here, as a result of this week we’ve got actually constructed on one thing, and it’s a blast to finish it this manner.”

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Stage 4 End result:
1. Elise Uijen (Ned) DSM in 2:58:38
2. Justine Ghekiere (Bel) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step
3. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Group Jumbo-Visma at 0:16
4. Anouska Koster (Ned) Uno-X
5. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ
6. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
7. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step
8. Mavi García (Spa) Liv Racing TeqFind
9. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar.
10. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar.

Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Remaining Total End result:
1. Justine Ghekiere (Bel) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step in 12:44.42
2. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) AG Insurance coverage – Soudal Fast-Step at 0:01
3. Amanda Spratt (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at 0:05
4. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 0:07
5. Olivia Baril (Can) UAE Group ADQ at 0.14
6. Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Movistar at 0:21
7. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) UAE Group ADQ at 0:22
8. Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Fenix-Deceuninck
9. Mavi García (Spa) Liv Racing TeqFind
10. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ.

Valencia’23 stage 4:


Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var 2023
Kévin Vauquelin received the First Stage of the Tour du Var. The 21-year-old Frenchman out-smarted Neilson Powless and Kévin Enjoys with a intelligent assault.


Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo) was the primary attacker of the day within the opening stage of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var. The skilled Frenchman has a particular bond with this stage race. Two years in the past he took his first, and to date solely, skilled victory within the last stage.

Jean-Louis Le Ny (Good Métropole Côte d’Azur), Mads Ostergaard Kristensen (Leopard TOGT), Florian Rapiteau (St-Michel-Mavic-Auber 93) and Maël Guégan (CIC U Nantes Atlantique) joined his within the main group. Their lead by no means grew greater than 4 minutes, because of the arduous work of Cofidis. Bernard didn’t wish to simply drift alongside. The Frenchman took each intermediate sprints, however then dropped again. Bernard noticed the futility of his efforts, and he was proper. As a result of 10 kilometres from the end, the break was over.

Within the last, three brief climbs have been ready in fast succession. AG2R Citroën took command. Pierre Gautherat was working for Aurélien Paret-Peintre, who in flip needed to take care of Kévin Enjoys (Groupama-FDJ), Neilson Powless (EF Training-EasyPost) and Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa-Samsic). Nevertheless, cooperation was not optimum on the flat sections. Vauqelin took benefit of this at lower than a kilometre from the end. The Frenchman instantly took 3 seconds. Powless tried to shut the hole, however fell brief. Vauquelin can be the primary chief.

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Stage winner and total chief, Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa-Samsic): “Lastly, my first victory after ten podiums final yr. This feels actually good. The race exploded on the hills, the place our robust group broke away. A kilometre earlier than the end I rode away like a observe bicycle owner. I instantly had a bonus and stored that distinction. I’m glad to win in opposition to such good riders. I’m going to defend my chief’s jersey now. My benefit is that I do know the roads we will likely be using within the coming days. This success has already arrived and now I’ll combat for the ultimate classification within the Tour du Var. I’ve analysed all the pieces and realized from my errors. In consequence, I used to be now in a position to make the suitable effort when it was wanted. That effort has now paid off with this success and a collection of nice performances. This victory can be a brand new set off for me.”

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 1 End result:
1. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic in 4:23:07
2. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:05
3. Kevin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ
4. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:09
5. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis at 0:25
6. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
7. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
8. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
9. Marco Tizza (Ita) Bingoal WB
10. Clément Russo (Fra) Arkéa Samsic.

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Total After Stage 1:
1. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic in 4:22:57
2. Neilson Powless (Usa) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:09
3. Kevin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ at 0:11
4. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:19
5. Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo at 0:31
6. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis at 0:35
7. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
8. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
9. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
10. Marco Tizza (Ita) Bingoal WB.

Alpes Maritimes’23 stage 1:


Mattias Skjelmose received Stage 2 of the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var. The Dane was the quickest on an uphill end. Neilson Powless was second, Kévin Vauquelin was third and retained the general lead.

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One other hilly stage was deliberate on the second day of the Tour du Var, with the climb to Cabris (9.3km at 4.7%) 50 kilometres from the end. The final 30 kilometres have been primarily down hill to the road, nonetheless, the descent was interrupted by a couple of brief climbs.

Within the opening part there have been many assaults, nevertheless it was solely after 50 kilometres that the break happened. Lorenzo Milesi (DSM), Adne Holter (Uno-X) and Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) acquired away and have been joined later by Marco Brenner (DSM), who crossed alone. They have been 4 minutes forward of the peloton, which was led by Arkéa-Samsic. On the climb to Cabris, EF Training-EasyPost pushed arduous and the peloton started to separate, whereas the hole to the entrance riders was quickly diminished to 1 minute. The break additionally began to separate. Milesi was dropped first, then Brenner and finally Holter. Burgaudeau was now solo.

The Frenchman prolonged his result in 1:40. A very good hole, however not sufficient for the victory. Though he fought arduous, the hole was diminished to lower than 30 seconds with 10 kilometres remaining. After assaults by Romain Grégoire on a small climb, Burgaudeau was caught with 7 kilometres to go. The assaults didn’t cease after that. Grégoire’s teammate Thibaut Pinot additionally tried and made a spot, however he was not given an excessive amount of house. Then it was Kévin Vauquelin, the GC chief, who tried. Solely David Gaudu might observe him. Nevertheless, issues didn’t cease within the peloton and the 2 have been pulled in. The stage would come all the way down to a dash. Mattias Skjelmose turned out to be the strongest within the barely uphill dash, beating Neilson Powless. Vauquelin completed third and retained the general lead.

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Stage winner and fifth total, Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo): “I didn’t anticipate this, I’m very proud of the way it went at the moment. We have been imagined to go for Alex (Kirsch) within the dash, however sadly he misplaced on the final climb. Then I performed it cool. I knew I used to be in all probability the quickest, however I wasn’t closing any gaps both. Happily, others did. Kévin (Vauquelin) might have received simply in addition to I did at the moment. He was very robust, however I used to be fortunate that somebody introduced me up on the finish. Yesterday I used to be sleeping and let my teammates down a bit. I let Neilson (Powless) and Kévin go. That was not very sensible. However now I’m a bit nearer as a result of bonus seconds, so it’s nonetheless playable tomorrow. Tomorrow I can’t sit and sleep.”

Total chief and third on the stage, Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa Samsic): “I attempted once more to interrupt away with one kilometre to go, it didn’t work for me at the moment. Regardless of all the pieces, I managed to make the dash for third place. After a really hectic begin of the stage the place it was tough to regulate, I’m glad to maintain my chief’s jersey on the eve of the final day. I want to thank everybody once more, biking is a group sport and this was confirmed once more at the moment. My Tour des Alpes-Marîtimes et du Var is already profitable, I’ve no strain. I’ve no strain, I simply wish to do the job.”

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 2 End result:
1. Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 4:06:20
2. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Training-EasyPost
3. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
4. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
5. Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Cofidis
6. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Clément Venturini (Fra) AG2R Citroën
8. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ
9. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM
10. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost.

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Total After Stage 2:
1. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic in 8:29:13
2. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:07
3. Kevin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ at 0:14
4. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:23
5. Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo at 0:27
6. Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:39
7. Marco Tizza (Ita) Bingoal WB
8. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM
9. Andrea Piccolo (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost
10. Samuel Watson (GB) Groupama-FDJ.

Alpes Maritimes’23 stage 2:


Kevin Vauquelin received the Tour du Haut-Var. The tough Remaining Stage 3 went to Aurélien Paret-Peintre, who after the solo victory additionally had an opportunity of successful the ultimate. Ultimately the AG2R Citroën rider didn’t have sufficient time to dethrone Vauquelin.

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The Tour du Var concluded with a tough stage with no flat. It was up and down from begin to end. The Col d’Èze needed to be climbed instantly from the beginning, adopted later by the Col de Châteauneuf (6.9km at 6.3%) and simply earlier than the end in Vence was the Montée de la Sine (4.2km at 4.5%).

We instantly noticed fireworks on the Col d’Èze. The large names have been energetic, creating a robust main group. Instigator David Gaudu was joined by Félix Gall, Aurélien Paret-Peintre, Kenny Elissonde, Romain Bardet, Hugh Carthy, Fabien Doubey, Sandy Dujardin, Jonas Wilsly and Clément Champoussin. The ten amassed a lead of 45 seconds, however Arkéa-Samsic, the group of total chief Kévin Vauquelin and Lotto Dstny did all the pieces they might to shut the hole as shortly as attainable. In any case, riders like Bardet and Gaudu have been nonetheless inside 40 seconds. The chase work was profitable, as a result of on the primary stretches of the Col de Châteauneuf there was a basic regrouping.

First it was Romain Grégoire and Elissonde to attempt, then Thibaut Pinot, Kevin Geniets and Bardet took off. When the final three have been caught once more, Grégoire tried once more. This labored for the Groupama-FDJ rider. Jonathan Caicedo (EF Training-EasyPost) crossed, giving us two entrance riders. Grégoire was robust and Caicedo quickly needed to give in. The Frenchman was alone once more and constructed up a lead of greater than 1 minute over the peloton. He was nearly within the lead for some time, as a result of similar to Bardet and Gaudu, he was 39 seconds behind Vauquelin. It was not Arkéa-Samsic, however Trek-Segafredo that led the chase. Later, when Caicedo was caught, EF Training-EasyPost additionally got here to assist.

The tempo was so excessive that Grégoire was caught once more with 40 kilometres to go. That additionally meant that there have been no extra escapees to remove the bonus seconds on the intermediate dash 30 kilometres from the tip. The classification riders fought for the seconds, with Aurélien Paret-Peintre taking full benefit. Neilson Powless took two seconds, whereas Vauquelin needed to make do with one. The variations turned smaller within the run-up to the final climb. On that climb, EF Training-EasyPost initially pulled by, however Trek-Segafredo quickly took over command. Nevertheless, it was Paret-Peintre who made the decisive assault. Behind him, Mattias Skjelmose and David Gaudu each tried to shut the hole, however failed. The AG2R Citroën rider began the final kilometres with a giant lead and may even take the general. Due to the bonuses, on the intermediate dash and on the road, he already made up plenty of time on Vauquelin.


Stage winner and 2nd total, Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën): “I had an awesome day. It’s the primary victory of the season for the group and it consoles me for the primary stage the place I used to be very dissatisfied with my fourth place. Everybody was distinctive from begin to end and I’m grateful. I had legs of fireside and it virtually performed methods on me as a result of I discovered myself within the first breakaway. Ultimately, the blokes did an excellent job of positioning me. I’m actually glad.”

Remaining total winner and third on the stage, Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa): “I can’t imagine it. To have the ability to do it after a day below strain… We have now maintained the tone of the final two days, with out stressing, I’ve a really stable group round me with Clément Champoussin, Alessandro Verre, Clement Russo, we actually had the entire group there. We managed to not panic. I admit I used to be careworn, however I lined it up. I used to be in a position to push myself when mandatory, I didn’t panic and the work paid off. I needed to make basic classification, at the very least win one stage. I began significantly better than I anticipated, so we take it daily. It was actually a preparation race for Paris-Good, I believe I’m greater than calm. I’ll have the ability to go there With a little bit of ambition and particularly for the group, he provides confidence to his teammates, understanding tips on how to journey to get total classification.”

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 3 End result:
1. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën in 3:08:45
2. Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo at 0:05
3. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
4. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM
5. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
6. Kevin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ
7. Mathias Bregnhøj (Den) Leopard TOGT Professional Biking
8. Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X
9. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Training-EasyPost
10. Felix Gall (Aust) AG2R Citroën.

Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Remaining Total End result:
1. Kévin Vauquelin (Fra) Arkéa Samsic in 11:37:58
2. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 0:07
3. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:10
4. Kevin Geniets (Lux) Groupama-FDJ at 0:19
5. Mattias Skjelmose (Den) Trek-Segafredo at 0:26
6. Felix Gall (Aust) AG2R Citroën at 0:42
7. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:43
8. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 0:44
9. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
10. Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X.

Alpes Maritimes’23 stage 3:


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Bjørn Andreassen and Loes Adegeest Topped Winners of the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships
173 racers contested Saturday’s UCI Biking Esports World Championships, held in Zwift’s new Scotland map. On the finish of two thrilling occasions, every containing three quick and hotly contested occasion, Denmark’s Bjørn Andreassen and the Netherland’s Loes Adegeest have been topped world champions.


Males’s Race:
Denmark’s Bjørn Andreassen took a commanding win within the 2023 UCI Biking Esports World Championships after using strategically by the primary two rounds of racing after which leaping to an early lead in The Podium, the ultimate occasion. Germany’s Jason Osborne, the 2020 UCI Biking Esports World Champion, was second, along with his teammate Marc Mäding ending third. 

86 riders began the boys’s race, which was held in Zwift’s new Scotland world, launched earlier this month for the world championship races. 

With a view to win, Andreassen made it by the primary two races. The primary was The Punch, during which the highest thirty finishers superior. The second stage was The Climb, the place solely the highest 10 riders to complete superior to the ultimate stage, The Podium. 

Andreassen was largely hidden within the first two levels, however struck out early within the last race, virtually instantly opening up a lead that finally stretched to fifteen seconds. The 9 different riders have been left to contest the remaining spots, with one rider getting eradicated at every of the programs’ two dash factors.

The satan was on the again, and USA’s Zach Nehr was the primary racer eradicated, adopted by Denmark’s Oskar Hvid, South Africa’s James Barnes, and Norway’s Haavard Gjeldnes. Pre-race favorite, Freddy Ovett of Australia, tried to begin a chase on the fifth lap, however ended up getting caught out himself, adopted by Kjell Energy of Belgium. Denmark’s Anders Foldager was the final eradicated, leaving Andereassen as the only real Dane within the race, going through Germans Osborn and Mading. However with a lead that hardly dipped under 10 second within the closing laps, Andreassen was in a position to journey comfortably to the win, along with his real-world teammates promptly handing him a bottle of champagne.

After the race, Andreassen credited mountain bike racing with serving to him devise the successful tactic, noting that he handled the beginning simply as he would a mountain bike race.

The Punch
Earlier, the primary race, The Punch, was held on Zwift’s Rolling Highland’s course.
USA’s Timothy Rugg was the primary to assault, taking pictures off the entrance within the opening kilometres, earlier than shortly being introduced again. He was adopted by Australia’s Sam Hill. The transfer was quickly neutralised by a robust Belgian group led by pre-race favorite Victor Campanearts of Belgium. 

The peloton was all along with seven  kilometres to go when riders began to deploy their burrito powerups, making an attempt to breakaway.

The race’s strongest transfer got here at about three kilometres to go, and included Daniel Turek of the Czech Republic, Stian Lersveen of Norway, France’s Geoffry Millour, Johan Noren of Sweden, and Edward Lavarack of Nice Britain. This group acquired a lead of six seconds as they went by two kilometres to go, main into the final climb.

A giant acceleration from the group neutralised the hole, organising a full gasoline dash with the primary 30 finishers set to advance to the second race. 

Rinus Verhelle, of Belgium, opened the dash, and it was Germany’s Marc Mading taking the win forward of Haavard Gjeldnes, of Norway, and Osborn.

The Climb
The second race noticed riders sort out the punishing steeps of the Siggur climb thrice. Thirty riders took the beginning and solely ten superior to the ultimate spherical. The opening kilometres noticed the group largely staying collectively, however the racing quickly heated up with an assault from  Verhelle, who went off the entrance on the second of three climbs.

He earned a 3 second hole on the dust descent whereas the bunch behind deployed a flurry of anvil powerups. The fierce tempo precipitated a couple of riders to fall off the pack whereas the riders on the entrance spiked their energy to seven watts per kilogram to push the tempo. 

Christopher Dawson, of Eire, introduced the group again along with two kilometres to go and Osborn took the win forward of USA’s Zach Nehr and Belgium’s Kjell Energy, organising the ultimate showdown in The Podium.

Remaining Males’s outcomes:
1. Bjørn Andreassen, Denmark
2. Jason Osborne, Germany
3. Marc Mäding, Germany.


Girls’s Race:
The Netherland’s Loes Adegeest received her second-consecutive UCI Biking Esports World Championship by using the three-race collection conservatively, staying largely nameless within the bunch of 87 of the world’s finest Zwift racers, till the closing moments of the primary two races, when she made it clear that she’d come ready to win. Within the finale, the Dutch rider deployed a well-timed burrito energy as much as assist her definitively out sprinted Nice Britain’s Zoe Langham and the USA’s Jacquie Godbe to recapture her UCI World Champion’s rainbow stripes.

Whereas Loes had demonstrated spectacular endurance within the first two races, she firmly took management within the final race, contested over six laps of Zwift’s Glasgow Crit Circuit. The Dutch rider led the bunch by 4 of the six eliminations, selecting to make use of her velocity to achieve a lead, as an alternative of taking an opportunity on a dash. It was a dominating tactic, however one which required her to expend extra power than different racers who remained within the draft longer, relying on a dash to keep away from elimination.

With the show of energy, velocity, and tactical acumen, Loes made it obvious that she was ready to win, regardless of lining up for the ultimate race in a area that, on paper, appeared prefer it ought to have been dominated by the US, which began with 4 riders, twice as many because the next-largest group, Nice Britain.

As soon as on the highway, it shortly turned obvious that the Individuals have been outmatched, shedding pre-race favorite Kristin Kulchinsky and Zwift Academy finalist Liz Van Houweling within the first two eliminations. (Nice Britain’s Lou Bates needed to retire initially as a result of a technical situation).

Subsequent eradicated have been Switzerland’s Kathrin Fuhrer, Sweden’s Mika Söderström, USA’s Arielle Verharren, and France’s Sandrine Etienne, organising the ultimate dash between Adegeest, Langham, and Godbe. Adegeest used a small rise within the closing meters as a launch pad, cruising previous the British and American riders to take the win. At house, she shortly donned her world champion’s jersey and celebrated her win.

The Punch
The primary of the ladies’s races was on the Zwift’s Rolling Highland’s course and noticed a quick tempo and a bunch that largely stayed collectively.

Femke de Zee, of the Netherlands, made an early effort, gaining a small hole, however was shortly introduced again. After that, riders appeared reluctant to assault, preferring as an alternative to remain hidden within the bunch. The highly effective American group, which began with seven riders, burned some matches to maintain the tempo excessive, buying and selling pulls with the British group of 12 riders, whereas additionally seeing different nations mixing it up. 

The British group lifted the tempo with two kilometres to go, stringing out the group, however failing to interrupt it up.

The Individuals moved all their riders to the entrance within the final kilometre and despatched Godbe off the entrance in a robust assault that didn’t get a response. Godbe cruised to a win with greater than a second of house between her and second-place rider Söderström. Langham completed third and Loes safely cruised throughout the road in sixth.


The Climb
The shorter Climb stage offered the thirty remaining riders with three punishing climbs and blended surfaces that added resistance on some steep grades. After successful the primary stage, Godbe appeared keen to determine her dominance and went to the entrance early. Godbe, stretch out the peloton on the decrease slopes of the climb.

The peloton began to splinter below strain from pre-race favorite Kulchinsky, who led up the 8-percent grade.

The descent proved crucial, as some riders struggled to hold onto the livid tempo. Zwift Academy winner Tanja Erath was amongst those that acquired dropped and by no means made it again to the bunch. Langham went to the entrance on the second of three climbs, supported by her Nice Britain teammates.

The second descent, the longer of the 2, noticed almost all of the remaining riders deploy their anvil powerups on the identical second – with three kilometres to go – accelerating the bunch down the gravel descent, and actually leaving riders who couldn’t sustain within the mud. Godbe was among the many riders gapped and needed to expend plenty of power to regain the bunch.

Nice Britain’s Mary Wilkinson went to the entrance on the final climb, with Langham tucked behind. Whereas the USA tried to problem for management, the race got here all the way down to a messy bunch dash with Loes once more displaying endurance and ways to get herself safely to the road first, seemingly with out placing her nostril within the wind till the closing meters, getting herself by to the ultimate spherical having solely expended the minimal mandatory power, and entered the final stage among the many quickest 10 girls on this planet as a robust favorite.

Remaining Girls’s Outcomes:
1. Loes Adegeest, Netherland
2. Zoe Langham, Nice Britain
3. Jaqueline Godbe, United States.



Giro/Tour for Mark Cavendish
There’s a good likelihood that Mark Cavendish will journey the Giro d’Italia within the run-up to the Tour de France. Alexander Vinokourov, group supervisor of Astana Qazaqstan, instructed Cyclingnews.

“I don’t know if Mark will end the Giro then, nevertheless it’s at all times good to win levels. Then he will even seem relaxed initially of the Tour de France. We’ll tie the knot at a later date, nevertheless it’s an concept and Mark is open to it. I believe it’s good to contest as many races as attainable.”

The 37-year-old Cavendish has began the Tour of Italy six occasions earlier than and has been very profitable previously. The British sprinter has received sixteen levels within the Giro, his final stage victory was in 2022 within the Hungarian stage. He additionally received the factors jersey within the 2013 Giro.

Cavendish began his season this month within the Center East with the Muscat Basic and the Tour of Oman, however has not but achieved any outcomes. Within the UAE Tour (February 20-26), Cavendish hopes to present his new group Astana Qazaqstan a primary victory. “After that he’ll contest Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo, adopted by a couple of races in Belgium. After a brief relaxation interval, the Tour of Turkey will observe, after which maybe the Giro,” stated Vinokourov.

Attainable Giro/Tour for Cavendish:
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DS Lodewyck: “Evenepoel Tour Group Nonetheless Wants at Least Two Reinforcements”
Remco Evenepoel will primarily deal with the Giro d’Italia this yr, however in 2024 he’ll seem initially of the Tour de France for the primary time. The reigning World champion hopes to be able to take a shot at Tour victory, however that additionally requires a robust group. Klaas Lodewyck, sports activities director at Soudal-Fast-Step, additionally realises this.

The Belgian group has already strengthened the climbing core round Evenepoel with, amongst others, Jan Hirt and Fausto Masnada, however based on Lodewyck that isn’t sufficient for the Tour. “We made switch with Jan Hirt, who will begin within the Giro. However some reinforcement is certainly wanted for uphill,” he stated within the biking podcast Sporza Koers.

“We’d like somebody who can actually lead uphill, if they’re left with seven or eight riders, like a Laurens De Plus at INEOS Grenadiers. There are others who can, however the length of the contract and the worth play a serious function on this. The switch we make shouldn’t be a big gamble. That should be full on.”

“If you wish to go to the Tour de France subsequent yr, you really want a group that’s aggressive. We now have time to seek out the suitable profile. Hopefully that can work. You need to discover somebody with the suitable angle. Not somebody who thinks he’ll fill his pockets with us for a couple of extra years. We aren’t focused on that,” says Lodewyck.

However first Evenepoel remains to be specializing in his debut Giro participation. After his total victory within the Vuelta a España, expectations are excessive, very excessive. Lodewyck: “I will likely be happy if we end that race with a top-10 or top-5, we’ll have good days and be taught rather a lot. Then you need to name it successful. The whole lot that comes with it, stage victory, podium and even the general victory, can be the max.”

Evenepoel trying ahead to the Giro and the Tour:


Gianni Moscon to Miss the Belgian Opening Weekend
We won’t see Gianni Moscon in motion within the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on the weekend. The Italian Classics specialist of Astana Qazaqstan broke his collarbone within the Tour Down Below and has determined to journey the O Gran Camiño.

On the finish of January, Moscon hinted at participation within the four-day stage race by Galicia, which will likely be held from February 23-26. His group Astana Qazaqstan now confirms that the Italian will begin in that tour “to achieve race kilometres and race rhythm” for his subsequent races on the calendar.

The ultimate weekend of O Gran Camiño coincides with the Omloop and Kuurne, so we won’t see Moscon in motion on Flemish roads. The final time we didn’t see him within the Flemish opening weekend was in 2019.

Strade Bianche is (provisionally) on the Moscon program in the beginning of March.

No Omloop for Moscon:


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VRT to Broadcast a Docuseries on Patrick Lefevere from March
Patrick Lefevere will get his personal documentary collection on VRT. From Wednesday 8 March six episodes of a collection that will likely be referred to as: ‘Patrick Lefevere: Godfather of the Course’ will likely be proven on TV channel Canvas.

Within the docuseries, Lefevere, now 68 years previous, is adopted as sports activities director and later supervisor of Mapei and the next Fast-Step groups, now Soudal Fast-Step. Lefevere states within the collection: “If I die, it won’t be written on my tombstone: He didn’t win the Tour.”

Along with folks from the Lefevere space, acquaintances comparable to World champion Remco Evenepoel, Julian Alaphillippe, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish and Johan Museeuw additionally communicate. The collection will even be proven on the web platform VRT Max of the Flemish public broadcaster.

Lefevere will get his personal documentary collection:


Ex-Gazprom-RusVelo Supervisor Engaged on a New Mission with Russians and Ukrainians
A brand new biking group could also be within the works with riders from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Renat Khamidulin, the previous group supervisor of Gazprom-Rusvelo, instructed CyclingWeekly that he’s engaged on a small mission and desires to return to the peloton.

“I want to give cyclists from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine the chance to develop into the elite class of biking,” stated Khamidulin. “That must also remind the UCI administration what sport is all about: being united and aggressive.”

The possibility that this may succeed within the brief time period appears small. Due to the struggle that Russia began in Ukraine, the UCI has revoked all licenses of groups from Russia and Belarus. Riders from these international locations are allowed to compete in worldwide competitions, however below a impartial flag.

Renat Khamidulin can be at present nonetheless awaiting the ruling of CAS. He went to the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport along with his group Gazprom-RusVelo final yr to problem the UCI’s choice to revoke the ProTeam’s license after the Russian invasion. The Russian group claims that it was “a political choice” by the UCI and “there was no logic” in making this choice. “It’s about how lawful that call was, and whether or not the UCI administration made the choice primarily based on feelings or to do one thing with the suggestions of the Worldwide Olympic Committee,” stated Khamidulin, who’s hopeful of end result for his group.

It’s not but recognized when the CAS will rule within the case.

Gazprom-RusVelo again?
Eirik Lunder


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Soudal Fast-Step to the UAE Tour
Remco Evenepoel and Tim Merlier headline our group for the second World Tour stage race of the season

The fifth version of the UAE Tour follows the now acquainted sample, with 4 levels for the sprinters – Dubai, Al Mirfa, Umm al Quwain and Abu Dhabi – and the normal summit finishes the place the overall classification will likely be formed and determined: Jebel Jais (20km, 5%) and Jebel Hafeet (10km, 8%).

Along with these, the organisers have launched a group time trial for the primary time because the inaugural version, in 2019. The 17.3km stage in opposition to the clock, going down on the vast, flat roads across the Khalifa Port, received’t play a serious function within the end result, however ought to make the combat on the climbs extra attention-grabbing, as might occur additionally if the crosswinds, a relentless presence previously, determine to hitch the occasion once more.

For Remco Evenepoel, this will likely be his solely second look on the UAE Tour following the one on his debut season in 2019, and the World Champion will depend on a robust squad which can embrace Josef Cerny, Mauro Schmid, Pieter Serry and Louis Vervaeke. Within the bunch sprints, Belgian Champion Tim Merlier – already victorious in Oman final week – has trusted lead-out man Bert Van Lerberghe at his aspect as he hopes to proceed his wonderful begin to the season with the Wolfpack.

“We journey to the UAE with plenty of confidence, given by the robust group we’ve got for this race and the form our two leaders – Remco and Tim – have displayed of their first races of the season. The parcours is kind of the identical, with the presence of the group time trial making issues extra attention-grabbing than previously. We’ll see the place we’re after that second stage, however we goal for GC and a few wins, so hopefully issues will go as deliberate for us and we’ll have a stable outing subsequent week”, stated Soudal Fast-Step sports activities director Geert Van Bondt.

20.02–26.02 UAE Tour (UAE) 2.UWT

Josef Cerny (CZE)
Remco Evenepoel (BEL)
Tim Merlier (BEL)
Mauro Schmid (SUI)
Pieter Serry (BEL)
Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL)
Louis Vervaeke (BEL).
Sports activities Director: Klaas Lodewyck (BEL) & Geert Van Bondt (BEL).

Evenepoel to UAE Tour:


UAE Tour Squad Unveiled Forward of Key Season Goal
Yates leads group for early necessary goal

UAE Group Emirates have chosen their 7 riders for the primary main objective of the yr: the UAE Tour. The Emirati group go into the race as defending champions after Tadej Pogačar lifted the trophy on Jebel Hafeet in 2022.

Main the squad will likely be former race winner from 2020 Adam Yates whose file within the UAE contains the general title together with a memorable solo stage win that very same yr on Jebel Hafeet.

This years race will run from 20-26 February and can function seven days of racing together with 6 highway levels and a group time trial on day 2.

The group goes into the race with a robust group, with Yates main the road with Jay Vine additionally able to displaying within the GC.

Sebastian Molano will seek for his first win of the season within the dash levels.

Sports activities Supervisor Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Spa) together with Sports activities Administrators Fabio Baldato (Ita) and Marco Marzano (Ita) will lead the next riders :

UAE Tour [2.UWT] – 20-Feb-2023 / 26-Feb-2023:
Mikkel Bjerg (Den)
Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor)
Brandon McNulty (USA)
Sebastian Molano (Col)
Marc Soler (Spa)
Jay Vine (Aus)
Adam Yates (GB)

Adam Yates: “I’m actually excited and motivated to lastly begin racing with the group. UAE Tour is a very nice race to go to and it’s a spot that’s suited me effectively previously. There’s a little bit extra strain with the UAE jersey on my again now however that solely provides me extra motivation to do effectively. We have now a very stable group going and we’ll be relying on good native assist too which will likely be unbelievable.”

Joxean Matxin Fernandez (Sports activities Supervisor): “It’s clear that in relation to season targets this race sits extraordinarily extremely on the listing. Lengthy with the Tour de France its the head of our season. The goal will likely be to return and attempt to defend our title from final yr. Yates will make his debut with us and can take the function as chief, although as is our nature as a group we can have totally different choices all through the race because it unfolds.”



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UAE Tour (February 20-26)

Clément Berthet: “My winter went effectively; I used to be in a position to do all of the work I needed in order that I can obtain much more this season. Regardless that I fell unwell initially of the coaching camp in Sierra Nevada, I used to be in a position to resume coaching usually at house after a couple of days of relaxation. I’ve had actually good emotions these previous few days and I’m prepared for my first race of the yr. The objective for this UAE Tour will likely be to be there through the two mountain finishes in Jebel Jais and Jebel Hafeet. Will probably be tremendous arduous, and I undoubtedly wish to be within the combat in opposition to the perfect riders within the peloton. Geoffrey Bouchard confirmed that he was in fine condition on the Tour of Oman (third total). Collectively, we are able to obtain nice issues!”

Geoffrey Bouchard will take part within the UAE Tour for the fifth time in 5 editions.
Previously, he has completed nineteenth in 2019, 18th in 2020, fifteenth in 2021 and eighth in 2022.



Race Preview – UAE Tour


Bilbao Leads Group Bahrain Victorious in UAE Tour
Pello Bilbao returns to the fifth version of the UAE Tour following his spectacular show final yr, the place he clinched a podium place, transferring up 4 positions on the ultimate stage atop Jebel Hafeet.

Ranging from Al Dhafra Citadel on twentieth February, the riders will tackle a complete of 1,028km of racing over the seven levels. Like earlier editions, the race can have 4 levels suited to the sprinters assuming crosswinds are variety, and two summit finishes to shake up the GC. This yr’s essential distinction is stage 2, that includes a 17.2km Group Time Trial at Khalifa Port.

Sports activities Director Neil Stephens believes the group is made up of combine to be aggressive throughout the seven levels: “The lineup is a very good combination of skilled members of the group, with Pello Bilbao main the group and hoping to get one other podium end. He will likely be supported by Wout Poels within the mountains as effectively. We’ve additionally acquired the skilled Nikias Arndt, who’s new to the group and has already carried out extraordinarily effectively in Australia. He will likely be main out Bauhaus, who additionally had an distinctive begin to the season and will likely be seeking to take his probabilities right here.

We’ve then acquired three younger riders, Matevz Govekar, Fran Miholjevic and Johan Worth-Pejtersen, who we’ve acquired actually excessive hopes for and can supply nice assist for Bilbao. With the Group Time Trial this yr, the talents of Fran and Johan will likely be basic within the combat for GC.”



Tour of Flanders Route Introduced
The organisers of the Tour of Flanders introduced the route for the 2023 version. The Flemish Basic will begin in Bruges for the primary time since 2016. The ultimate is unchanged: the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg stay the last word deciders. The route of the ladies’s race was additionally revealed.

For the previous six editions, the Tour of Flanders began in Antwerp. Over the subsequent 5 years, the boys’s basic will begin thrice from Bruges. “As previously, the epicenter of the beginning would be the mixture of Grote Markt and ‘t Zand,” stated Nicolas Denys of race organiser Flanders Classics. After the beginning on the Grote Markt, the peloton will cross by Bruges through the neutralised zone. “The official begin is given after simply over eight kilometres on Beernem territory. This manner we instantly go to the primary Village of De Ronde.”

From Beernem the peloton will cowl 273.4 kilometres. First there’s a passage in Aalter, and in addition Dorp van de Ronde. Then it goes to Izegem, the place the Belgian highway championship will likely be raced in June. The fourth and final Village of the Ronde is Zulte, after which the race stays in East Flanders for the 19 hills and 6 cobble sections within the Flemish Ardennes.

The Huisepontweg is the primary cobble part of the day after virtually 110 kilometres, adopted by the Korte Ast. The peloton then heads for the primary of thrice to the Oude Kwaremont. The ultimate of the race hasn’t modified. After the second time over the Oude Kwaremont, adopted by the primary ascent of the Paterberg, the finalé actually begins with the Koppenberg about 45 kilometres from the end. Through the Mariaborrestraat, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg and Kruisberg/Hotond it goes to the third passage over the Oude Kwaremont and the second time of the Paterberg.

The ladies’s Tour of Flanders will likely be held for the 20th time this yr. Historically, Oudenaarde is each the beginning and ending level. The race is 158 kilometres lengthy and has 13 climbs and 5 cobbled sections. It begins with the Tiegemberg, after which the riders go by way of the Huisepontweg and Korte Ast to the Molenberg, Berendries and Valkenberg.

The ladies’s race will even cross the Koppenberg and from then on is similar: Mariaborrestraat, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Kruisberg/Hotond, Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg. There are nonetheless 13 kilometres to the finish-line in Oudenaarde. Identical to final yr, the ladies’s end is after the boys’s. The ladies are anticipated to complete round half previous 4, the winner of the boys will cross the road about an hour earlier on the Minderbroedersstraat.

New begin, identical end for De Ronde:


Critérium du Dauphiné 2023 Bastille on the Horizon
As a result of Critérium du Dauphiné week is taken into account as decisive in getting ready for the Tour de France by the riders participating, they’d be effectively suggested to point out steadiness in all circumstances and depend on technique to achieve an actual grasp of the route for the 2023 version. This was the way in which Jonas Vingegaard did it final yr, launching his summer time marketing campaign by taking second place on the Alpine race behind his team-mate Primoz Roglič. The Dane’s instance could possibly be adopted by all of the pretenders for victory on the Dauphiné and the Tour de France, beginning with the race’s sequence within the Auvergne. Within the Puy-de-Dôme division at Chambon-sur-Lac to kick off proceedings or on the way in which to La Chaise-Dieu within the Haute-Loire division, the undulating profile of the levels in addition to the dynamics of the circuits will encourage the riders to be each watchful and to point out initiative. The sprinters will very seemingly have pleasure of place because the race heads to Le Coteau throughout stage 3, earlier than one other part within the occasion unfolds as from the normal time-trial on Wednesday and its 31.1-km route between Cours and Belmont-de-la-Loire.

Probably the most highly effective pedallers can have actually taken command of the provisional race hierarchy that can have been established earlier than the riders sort out a progressive enhance in strain and altitude. The go to to the Jura division and Salins-les-Bains might simply as simply be dominated by a spontaneous breakaway or battle between the favourites. The competition will likely be much more severe on the highway to the Savoy division resort of Crest-Voland, which they may attain after having climbed over the Col des Aravis cross and battled it out on a last ascent of two.5 km and 6.2% common gradient.

Nevertheless, nothing will likely be determined earlier than the weekend, throughout which every day could give rise to main upheavals. Sudden developments are customary on the Dauphiné and the programme for Saturday might certainly blow aside the overall classification, with a complete of greater than 4,000 metres of climbing over a distance of 147.7 kilometres. By no means earlier than has a Critérium du Dauphiné ending line been held as excessive as on the Col de Croix-de-Fer cross, at an altitude of two,067 metres, three greater than at La Plagne two years in the past! The terrain is right for a climber to make a serious assertion, however the next day, the highway to Grenoble accommodates all of the substances for one more to take revenge. Within the final fifty kilometres, the climbs up the Col du Granier, Col de Cucheron after which the Col de Porte passes boast gradients conducive to assaults. All that can stay is to plunge down into Grenoble to then confront the brief however formidable climb as much as the Bastille Fort. In 1977, a really younger Bernard Hinault crossed the ending line as winner, with blood stains on his face and his first main chief’s jersey, which simply goes to point out that there’s not only one well-known Bastille in France’s historical past!

Key factors:
The route for the seventy fifth version of the Critérium du Dauphiné, which can happen between 4th and eleventh June, was unveiled this morning in Lyon by Bernard Thévenet, a two occasions winner of the race (1975-76) and Gilles Maignan, the race director, within the presence of the president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council, Laurent Wauquiez.
Ø Eight levels are on the programme, protecting a complete of 1207.2 kilometres, ranging from Chambon-sur-Lac within the Puy-de-Dôme division.
Ø The confrontation between the pretenders for the title ought to enhance in depth with the time-trial that winds by the Loire division, earlier than reaching a climax through the last weekend. The very best stage end in historical past will happen on Saturday on the Col de la Croix-de-Fer cross, whereas on Sunday the race will reacquaint itself with the Bastille climb on the heights above Grenoble, which the race has not visited because the version in 2000.

The finishes of the Critérium du Dauphiné at La Bastille
. 1977: Romans-sur-Isère > Bastille (214 km), received by Bernard Hinault
. 1979: Bastille > Bastille (Ind. t-t., 4 km), received by Bernard Hinault
. 1981: Bastille > Bastille (prologue, 3 km), received by Johan Van der Velde
. 1982: Bourgoin > Bastille (187.5 km), received by Robert Alban
. 1988: Grenoble > Bastille (Ind. t-t., 26.7 km), received by Lucho Herrera
. 1989: Crest > Bastille (230 km), received by Thierry Claveyrolat
. 1993: Bonneville > Bastille (192 km), received by Laurent Dufaux
. 1996: Briançon > Bastille (174 km), received by Luc Leblanc
. 2000: Bastille > Bastille (prologue, 3.6 km), received by Alberto Lopez de Munain

The levels of the seventy fifth version:
Sunday 4 June stage 1: Chambon-sur-Lac > Chambon-sur-Lac, 157,7 km
Monday 5 June, stage 2: Brassac-les-Mines > La Chaise-Dieu, 167,3 km
Tuesday 6 June, stage 3: Monistrol-sur-Loire > Le Coteau, 191,3 km
Wednesday 7 June, stage 4: Cours > Belmont-de-la-Loire, 31,1 km (clm-ind.)
Thursday 8 June, stage 5: Cormoranche-sur-Saône > Salins-les-Bains, 191,1 km
Friday 9 June, stage 6: Nantua > Crest-Voland, 168,2 km
Saturday 10 June, stage 7: Porte-de-Savoie > Col de la Croix de Fer, 147,7 km
Sunday 11 June, stage 8: Le Pont-de-Claix > La Bastille – Grenoble Alpes Métropole, 152,8 km

22 groups chosen

In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale guidelines, the next eighteen UCI WorldTeams are mechanically invited to the race:
AG2R Citroën Group (Fra)
Alpecin-Deceuninck (Bel)
Astana Qazaqstan Group (Kaz)
Bahrain Victorious (Brn)
Bora – Hansgrohe (Ger)
Cofidis (Fra)
EF Training – Easypost (Usa)
Groupama – FDJ (Fra)
INEOS Grenadiers (Gbr)
Intermarché – Circus – Wanty (Bel)
Jumbo-Visma (Ned)
Movistar Group (Esp)
Soudal Fast-Step (Bel)
Group Jayco AlUla (Aus)
Group Arkea – Samsic (Fra)
Group DSM (Ned)
Trek – Segafredo (Usa)
UAE Group Emirates (Uae)

Moreover, the primary two groups within the 2022 classification of UCI ProTeams will participate by proper in Critérium du Dauphiné 2023.
Lotto Dstny (Bel)
TotalEnergies (Fra)

The organisers have invited the next groups:
Israel – Premier Tech (Isr)
Uno-X Professional Biking Group (Nor)



2023 Paris–Roubaix: The Street to Hell is Paved with Grand Ambition
No-one can tame the cobblestones of Paris–Roubaix. The riotous 2022 version confirmed that, in our day and age, it’s not uncommon for a favorite to seek out himself on the improper finish of a break up earlier than the race even begins in earnest —as Mads Pedersen is painfully conscious—, for fortune to favour the daring —as Dylan van Baarle can attest— or for a merciless accident to sprint the hopes of a rider who just some seconds earlier appeared invincible —as occurred to Matej Mohorič. The menu of the a hundred and twentieth operating of the race will serve up one other hearty ration of drama, beginning with the normal first contact with the cobblestones in Troisvilles, slightly below 100 kilometres after the beginning in Compiègne. A bit additional down the highway, the adjustments made to the course this yr will make their look within the run-up to the Trouée d’Arenberg, with the return of the Haspres sector (km 139.6), unseen since spring 2004. In 2001, this 1,700-metre part, which Thierry Gouvenou freely admits is “not very effectively paved”, went hand in hand with the debut of the Haveluy sector, coming a dozen kilometres later. From there, it’s a lengthy, arduous slog to the end. The highlights are the “five-star” sectors that can separate the wheat from the chaff, particularly, the Trouée d’Arenberg (km 161.3), Mons-en-Pévèle (km 208) and the Carrefour de l’Arbre (km 239.5).

The alteration made to the third version of Paris–Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift comes earlier than the primary cobblestones, however it’s prone to make itself felt at a later level within the race. Two distinct loops on windswept roads close to the start of the course will add an additional 20 kilometres or so to the overall distance. The a number of adjustments of route within the preliminary part might set off a brawl among the many favourites, who will merge onto the boys’s course upon reaching the cobbled sector in Hornaing. The no-holds-barred contest will proceed for one more 82.4 kilometres (together with 29.2 km of cobblestones) earlier than the end in Roubaix Velodrome. One other two decisive moments will are available in Mons-en-Pévèle (km 96.9) and the Carrefour de l’Arbre (km 128.3), the place each time with out fail —Lizzie Deignan in 2021 and Elisa Longo-Borghini in 2022— the long run winner has been alone on the entrance. Can anybody buck the pattern?

Paris-Roubaix Problem
Saturday April eighth 2023 – Novice cyclists will face the legendary “Hell of the North” and its legendary cobbles a couple of hours earlier than the skilled pelotons and compete in one of many three proposed distances: 70 km (8 cobbled sections), 145 km (19 cobbled sections) and 170 km (29 cobbled sections). Extra data right here.

Key factors
The a hundred and twentieth Paris–Roubaix will likely be held on Sunday, 9 April, on a 256.6 km course stretching from Compiègne to Roubaix Velodrome and that includes 54.5 km of cobblestones. One of many 29 sectors on the menu —Haspres— is returning to the race almost twenty years after its newest look.
Ø Paris–Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, whose third version will likely be held sooner or later earlier on Saturday, 8 April, has been lengthened to 145.4 km (versus 124.7 km in 2022). Following the prolonged roll-out from Denain, the ladies will merge onto the boys’s course to sort out an similar succession of 17 cobbled sectors (for a complete of 29.2 km).

The routes of Paris-Roubaix 2023:


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TUDOR Would be the Unique Official Timekeeper of the Giro d’Italia and all of the Different Races Organised by RCS Sport
The primary race included within the settlement between the celebrated Swiss watch firm and RCS Sport would be the UAE Tour.

The settlement between RCS Sport and Tudor has been introduced, with the Tudor model changing into the official timekeeper for the Corsa Rosa and all of the races organised by RCS Sport. Along with the Giro d’Italia, the settlement contains UAE Tour, Strade Bianche Girls Élite, Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Torino, Milano–Sanremo, Il Giro di Sicilia, Gran Piemonte and Il Lombardia.

5 time trials are scheduled this season the place TUDOR would be the absolute protagonist. The primary one will likely be, on 21 February, the second stage of the UAE Tour, a group time trial in Khalifa Port, then proceed on 6 March on the Tirreno-Adriatico, which can kick off with a person time trial in Lido di Camaiore. Three time trials are scheduled for the Giro d’Italia, which can begin on 6 Might with the time trial on the Costa dei Trabocchi from Fossacesia Marina to Ortona. The second particular person time trial of the Corsa Rosa would be the ninth stage on 14 Might from Savignano sul Rubicone to Cesena (Technogym Village) whereas on 27 Might the Tarvisio – Monte Lussari would be the final impediment in opposition to the clock for the riders earlier than the end in Rome.

TUDOR Powers Professional Biking
TUDOR is dedicated to the event {of professional} biking, and that dedication has resulted in a professional group launched in collaboration with Swiss biking legend Fabian Cancellara. The TUDOR Professional Biking Group competes in top-tier races across the globe, and their guiding philosophy is that of a human-centered strategy with a contact of Swissness, and meaning partnering with Swiss firms and favorite to equip the group. Along with the skilled group, TUDOR Professional Biking has stood up a Growth Group to create the subsequent technology of champions.



Davis Phinney Basis Companions with Wahoo Health on The Wahooligan Tour
Tour of Sufferlandria up to date for 2023. Similar superb trigger. Larger and higher than ever!

The Davis Phinney Basis is thrilled to companion with Wahoo Health for the upcoming indoor biking occasion, The Wahooligan Tour, beforehand referred to as the Tour of Sufferlandria. The occasion will happen from Sunday, March 12 by Saturday, March 18, 2023. All proceeds profit the academic packages and analysis of the Davis Phinney Basis for Parkinson’s. Study extra and register right here.

“We’re thrilled to proceed our partnership with Wahoo Health and The Wahooligan Tour,” stated Davis Phinney, Olympic medal-winning bicycle owner and the Basis’s founder, “The assist raised from this occasion and the 1000’s of riders who’ve joined us over the previous 10 years have helped hundreds of thousands in our world group to navigate their Parkinson’s and reside a greater life. I sit up for pushing the pedals with everybody through the Tour in March!”

This worldwide digital occasion has raised over $1,700,000 for training and high quality of life analysis that helps folks with Parkinson’s reside effectively at the moment. The occasion will deliver contributors collectively for seven days of enjoyable and galvanizing indoor biking exercises that may be tracked by way of the brand new and expanded Wahoo X platform, together with the legendary Sufferfest exercises, RGT group rides, and extra.

Plus, when contributors fundraise as a part of the Tour, they’ll earn entries right into a prize pool that features sought-after gadgets from Wahoo, Sur PhytoPerformance, Rapha, Group DPF, Primal, BOCO Gear, and extra! Moreover, Sur PhytoPerformance, has generously promised to match all pre-tour fundraising {dollars} as much as $35,000.

“We’re thrilled to be evolving the tour from Sufferlandria and increasing into the world of Wahoo X,” stated Rupert Harold, Head of Wahoo Sports activities Science Operations. “This gives up many new alternatives with RGT that’s now a part of Wahoo X; we are able to deliver a way of group and real-time interplay that was by no means attainable earlier than.”

Individuals in The Wahooligan Tour can get began at the moment with a 14-day free trial of Wahoo X and put together for the Tour. Registration is simply US $15, and extra entries in The Wahooligan Tour prize pool will be earned for every US $10 raised. For extra data, head to the Official Race Village, hosted within the Wahoo X Discussion board, to find what’s accessible for all Tour contributors. Individuals can discover ways to arrange a private fundraising web page and begin a Fb fundraiser right here to kick off their assist of the Davis Phinney Basis’s work and earn incentives and prizes.

Wahoo X’s all-in-one membership gives cyclists with the total breadth of year-round using and coaching experiences. It gives the last word mixed digital and real-world biking and coaching ecosystem – indoors and open air, structured coaching, digital using, racing and challenges. No matter being a greater athlete means to the bicycle owner, Wahoo X gives probably the most complete methods to get there. For one low priced subscription, Wahoo X delivers two apps – Wahoo RGT and Wahoo SYSTM – providing an unparalleled vary. For extra data go to: https://uk.wahoofitness.com/wahoo-x-subscription.

Biking is one of many best possible actions folks with Parkinson’s can do to handle signs, join with others, and have enjoyable. The Tour, subsequently, is an effective way to present again and assist these affected by Parkinson’s reside higher.

Davis Phinney:


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