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EUROTRASH Monday: Slovenian Domination in Paris-Good and Tirreno Adriatico and all of the Information

The Slovenians are again! Primoz Roglič and Tadej Pogačar present their class over the weekend. Experiences, outcomes and video from Paris-Good, Tirreno Adriatico, Miron Ronde van Drenthe, Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe and the cancelation of the Drentse Acht van Westerveld.

Jumbo-Visma not anxious about Jonas Vingegaard – TOP STORY.

Rider information: Lorena Wiebes donates her Drenthe prize cash to the Amy Pieters Basis, Miguel Ángel López nonetheless successful, Patrick Lefevere accuses the UCI of hypocrisy, Amaury Capiot out of motion as a consequence of surgical procedure, Tom Boonen apologised about his feedback on Colnago, painful knee for Giulio Ciccone after race automotive hits him throughout interview and teamless Carlos Barbero retires.

Group information: Aevolo on the Go to South Aegean Sea.

Race information: Volta Limburg Traditional will work on a sustainable biking future.

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TOP STORY: Jumbo-Visma Not Nervous about Vingegaard
Jonas Vingegaard should acknowledge that Tadej Pogačar is his superior in Paris-Good. The Dane was effectively behind on the GC and had little probability of victory. The Jumbo-Visma workforce usually are not anxious: “Final yr that additionally occurred in Tirreno-Adriatico.”

Sports activities director Grischa Niermann advised Het Laatste Nieuws that Vingegaard was disenchanted after the fourth stage, when he was dropped by Pogačar. “Naturally, he began with excessive ambitions, however bumped into himself a bit. It was one and a half kilometres from the end. He went over his restrict and paid in money. There was one higher, nothing flawed with that. That can also be biking.”

“I slept effectively the previous few nights, . We may be completely happy with the situation of Jonas,” Niermann places it in perspective. “He has a strong basis, he already proved that in O Gran Camiño. The principle objective stays the Tour de France. That doesn’t alter the truth that he additionally desires to carry out effectively in different races. That’s why he doesn’t grasp his head right here.”

Niermann additionally sees that “he was overwhelmed by Pogacar? So be it. That additionally occurred final yr in Tirreno-Adriatico. He had no probability in opposition to Tadej there. However who lastly received in July?” Niermann is referring to Vingegaard’s general victory in final yr’s Tour de France.

Wait until July:


Paris-Good 2023
The Fifth Stage of Paris-Good was received by Olav Kooij. The Dutchman was the quickest in a bunch dash. Mads Pedersen was second, Tim Merlier third.

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There was an opportunity of a win for the sprinters on stage 5 of Paris-Good, however there have been additionally alternatives for the attackers. The beginning of the stage was fairly troublesome and there have been nonetheless a couple of climbs coming to the ultimate. The Côte d’Aleyrac (4.5km at 4.3%) was the final, 30 kilometres from the end.

Two riders escaped early within the stage: Sandy Dujardin and Jonas Gregaard, the KOM jersey wearer. Gregaard was first over all categorised climbs within the opening a part of the stage: The Côte de Coise, Côte de l’Aubépin and Côte de Trèves and considerably prolonged his lead within the mountains classification. After that, the Dane dropped again to the peloton, leaving Dujardin on his personal. The Frenchman of TotalEnergies had a lead of 5:30 with 155 kilometres to go. Slowly however absolutely that was eaten away, till he was caught 90 kilometres from the end. Lotto Dstny, Soudal Fast-Step, Alpecin-Deceuninck and Trek-Segafredo led the peloton to the ultimate climbs of the day.

There have been no mountain factors on the primary of these two climbs, the Col du Devès, however dash factors and bonus seconds could possibly be earned. After a lead-out by Arnaud Démare, David Gaudu took 6 seconds, whereas Pogačar needed to accept simply 2 seconds, as he was unable to get previous Démare. Gaudu was now inside 6 seconds of Pogačar on the digital GC. The Côte d’Aleyrac counted for the KOM and Gregaard got here by way of first and took some extra factors. The tempo within the peloton was comparatively excessive as a consequence of Trek-Segafredo, however this didn’t lead to a serious change. An nearly full peloton went to the end in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux. Within the final kilometre Connor Swift tried to get away, however ultimately it went to the sprinters. Mads Pedersen began with Olav Kooij in his wheel and he got here previous for the victory. Pedersen needed to accept second place, Tim Merlier was third.

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Stage winner, Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma): “That is the most effective win of my profession to this point. I’m very grateful to the workforce. Edoardo’s work within the race’s closing levels was phenomenal. I felt like I used to be too far off on the final kilometre, however we selected the suitable facet of the roundabout and made up a couple of metres. Edoardo then put me within the entrance completely, and I handed Pedersen. This victory means loads to me. It was one among my targets for this spring. I do know that on a superb day, I can beat anybody. That confidence has solely grown. I’ve been shut a couple of instances this season, and we’ve achieved some nice outcomes collectively, however for a sprinter, solely successful counts. It’s cool that I’m now doing it on the highest degree. It feels good to win one other stage after successful the workforce time trial.”

General chief, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “I loved the primary day in yellow, and it was a pleasant day, lastly some solar and no stress, so it was a pleasant day. I do know the final stage effectively, it’s my residence coaching roads and it’s a pleasant stage. Even tomorrow, it is going to be irritating, a basic stage, and something can occur with lots of surprises. Stage 7 is essentially the most predictable, and you must measure your effort to the highest. I like the ultimate stage essentially the most.”

2nd on the stage, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “I used to be overwhelmed right this moment by somebody who was sooner. I’m just a little disenchanted. It’s at all times nicer to win than to be second. However Kooij got here to the top so shortly that I by no means thought for a second that I’d win. Kudos to him and his velocity. It was hectic. There was a roundabout and after we received by way of it there was ‘visitors furnishings’. I don’t actually know if I ought to name it that, it was simply an impediment within the street. I form of misplaced Kirsch. However from there it was fairly straight ahead. So no excuses: I used to be overwhelmed right this moment by somebody who was sooner.”

third general, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma): “It was good. Getting out and going for the factors after which to return to the peloton and enjoyable a bit and take some extra factors. So sure it was good. I’ll now take it daily. I’ll make a plan. For positive I must take as many factors as doable. I used to be feeling a bit drained from yesterday because it was a tough day however I recovered a bit right this moment and tomorrow I can be contemporary and able to struggle once more. From the start our plan was to go within the breakaway after which, after we hit the final KOM, take these factors and take a simple day. After which I may take some extra factors on the final GPM so it was good.”

Paris-Good Stage 5 Outcome:
1. Olav Kooij (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 5:19:54
2. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
3. Tim Merlier (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
4. Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Group Emirates
5. Max Kanter (Ger) Movistar
6. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
7. Sam Bennett (Irl) BORA-hansgrohe
8. Arne Marit (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Hugo Web page (Fra) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
10. Cees Bol (Ned) Astana Qazaqstan.

Paris-Good General After Stage 5:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 17:14:52
2. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:06
3. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) Jumbo-Visma at 0:46
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla at 0:58
5. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious at 1:21
6. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 1:42
7. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar at 1:44
9. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 1:46
10. Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Jayco AlUla at 1:56.

Paris-Good’23 stage 5:


The sixth Stage Cancelled for Security Causes

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After reviewing a number of choices for modifying the route and ready for an enchancment in climate situations within the afternoon, the organisers of Paris-Good have determined to cancel the sixth stage to protect the security of the riders of the 81st version, in settlement with native authorities. The exceptionally violent winds, which notably triggered a number of tree falls within the area, make the cancellation of the stage inevitable.

Because of this, sporting motion will resume tomorrow from Good for the seventh stage in direction of Col de la Couillole.

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Paris-Good Stage 6 Outcome:
No Outcome.

Paris-Good General After Stage 6:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 17:14:52
2. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:06
3. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN) Jumbo-Visma at 0:46
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla at 0:58
5. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious at 1:21
6. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 1:42
7. Daniel Felipe Martínez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar at 1:44
9. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 1:46
10. Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Jayco AlUla at 1:56.

Paris-Good’23 stage 6:


Tadej Pogačar received the Queen Stage 7 of Paris-Good. On the ultimate climb, the Col de la Couillole, the Slovenian was too quick for David Gaudu and Jonas Vingegaard. Pogačar additionally took just a little bit extra instances on the overall classification as a consequence of his stage win.


After the sixth stage of Paris-Good was canceled as a consequence of sturdy winds, the ‘Race to the Solar’ continued on Saturday with a stage for the climbers. The end was on the prime of the Col de la Couillole, at an altitude of 1,678 metres. There was 15.7 kilometres of climbing at 7.1% p.c to get to the end line.

Within the opening a part of the 142.9 kilometre stage, there was one group after the opposite break free from the peloton, however they have been at all times caught. Solely on the Côte de Tourette-du-Château (17.9km at 4.7%) did a break succeed with a sizeable main group of initially 19 riders. Joshua Tarling (INEOS Grenadiers) crashed and needed to abandon. Eighteen riders remained on the entrance: Lucas Hamilton & Kelland O’Brien (Jayco AlUla), Nils Politt (BORA-hansgrohe), Dorian Godon & Larry Warbasse (AG2R Citroën), Gregor Mühlberger (Movistar), Rémi Cavagna & Florian Sénéchal (Soudal Fast-Step) Pascal Eenkhoorn, Harry Sweeny & Brent Van Moer (Lotto Dstny), Jérémy Cabot (TotalEnergies), Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Lilian Calmejane & Kobe Goossens (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), David de la Cruz & Javier Romo (Astana Qazaqstan) and Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech). That they had a lead of lower than 1 minute.

The hole narrowed a bit when INEOS Grenadiers all of the sudden opened the throttle on the slim, winding and the rolling roads. This acceleration additionally triggered splits within the peloton, however the GC males weren’t shocked. Those that had missed the battle, equivalent to Kévin Vauquelin, have been capable of rejoin later. The group thinned out once more as a consequence of a crash involving Mattias Skjelmose, Julien Bernard, Alexander Kristoff and Thomas De Gendt, and others. Skjelmose and De Gendt needed to go away the race. 5 riders: Eenkhoorn, Goossens, Politt, Romo and Cabot ultimately managed to get away from the others. They got here collectively on the foot of the Col de la Couillole, with a margin of 45 seconds on the primary pursuers and 1:30 on the peloton. Goossens thought that was not sufficient and went away. Romo was the one one who may return. Among the many favourites, first Groupama-FDJ after which Jumbo-Visma took the initiative and the group slowly however absolutely thinned out, with Daniel Felipe Martínez (seventh general) being the primary main sufferer. The opposite males from the highest ten have been nonetheless there when Goossens was caught because the final escapee, 9 kilometres from the end.

About 6 kilometres from the road Chris Harper (Jayco AlUla) attacked, however was shortly pulled again by the favourites for the stage win. Vingegaard initially put in a powerful effort, however was countered by Pogačar. The yellow jersey wearer took a spot on Vingegaard, Gaudu, Jorgenson and Bardet. The final two have been dropped. Gaudu and Vingegaard managed to return to Pogačar. The three of them rode collectively for a couple of kilometres, however the Dane from Jumbo-Visma was dropped 2.5 kilometres from the highest as a consequence of an assault by Gaudu. Pogačar was capable of reply the acceleration, so there have been now two within the lead. Vingegaard wasn’t damaged but. He saved Gaudu and Pogačar in sight and managed to reconnect within the ultimate kilometre. A dash determine the stage. Vingegaard attacked first within the dash, however Pogačar had the most effective dash. Gaudu completed at 2 seconds, Vingegaard in 6. Pogačar now has 12 seconds on Gaudu and practically a minute n Vingegaard.

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Stage winner and general chief, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “Right this moment was actually exhausting. It was actually heat it even felt just like the summer season. We have been all useless on the end. David Gaudu appears to enhance yearly little by little and if he goes on like this he will definitely end by successful an amazing race this season. I used to be not a shock within the final 3 km it was simply us three. I used to be specializing in not giving up when Jonas accelerated. Right this moment was scorching I needed to push actually exhausting. Perhaps I’m just a bit share higher than Jonas right this moment however he didn’t surrender, he at all times got here again and it was fairly spectacular. He’s rising as a rider and I feel he’ll be in a greater form in July. Tomorrow’s end may be very unpredictable. Tomorrow Gaudu is likely one of the risks. My objective is to not let him go. Tomorrow is a stage I like very a lot. I do know the climbs as a result of they’re my coaching climbs. I additionally like 5 or 6-km climbs higher, particularly at the moment of the yr. Additionally as a workforce we’re going to do all the things we are able to to maintain the jersey.”

2nd on the stage and general, David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ): “I attempted, I had a extremely good feeling. When you concentrate on how the workforce labored for me, it’s actually satisfying. It’s a pity I couldn’t take the win. It was second place, it’s second behind Pogačar, however at some point we’ll should beat him. We took time on the opposite contenders for the rostrum. That’s good for the overall classification. It was a superb climb for me. I used to be assured, I used to be not afraid to assault. We tried, sadly it didn’t work. Within the dash he (Pogacar) is at all times stronger. I actually had my thoughts set on this, I used to be very motivated. I didn’t wish to be sorry, having to say to myself, ‘Rattling, I may have adopted them’. This yr we attempt to answer assaults and to assault ourselves. I’m pleased to be at this degree. We shouldn’t get too excited. We’ve got to maintain this up all yr and that would be the hardest half, as a result of Vingegaard and Pogačar usually are not 100% now. However anyway, with everybody’s present type, I’m able to compete with them in Paris-Good.”

third on the stage and general, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma): “The assaults have been a bit too highly effective for me right this moment. I made a decision to go at my very own tempo. That went effectively. I used to be capable of return after each assault, which in any case offers confidence. However I additionally know that I nonetheless have to enhance this season. This race isn’t one of many absolute most important targets of this season, so there may be nonetheless time to realize that. There’s nonetheless a stage tomorrow. Rather a lot can occur in that, so I’m actually not burying the hatchet. I’ll preserve combating for it.”

Paris-Good Stage 7 Outcome:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 3:56:08
2. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:02
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:06
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla at 0:19
5. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:24
6. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious at 0:28
7. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 0:30
8. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:38
9. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar
10. Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies at 0:53.

Paris-Good General After Stage 7:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 21:10:50
2. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:12
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:58
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla at 1:27
5. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious at 1:59
6. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 2:20
7. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 2:22
8. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar at 2:32
9. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 3:08
10. Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies at 3:17.

Paris-Good’23 stage 7:


Tadej Pogačar completed off Paris-Good with a powerful solo within the Closing Stage 8. The Slovenian of UAE Group Emirates left all his rivals behind on the Col d’Èze and solo’d to his third stage victory of the week on the Promenade des Anglais. Pogačar can also be the ultimate general winner.

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The ultimate stage within the mountains round Good is normally spectacular. This time the organisers had the Côte de Levens, Côte de Châteauneuf, Côte de Berre-les-Alpes, Côte de Peille and the steep facet of the Col d’Èze (6km at 7.6%) in simply 118 kilometres.

Uno-X’s Alexander Kristoff attacked with KOM jersey wearer Jonas Gregaard to take extra KOM factors. This was profitable on the primary climb and so the Dane secured the general victory within the mountains classification. Earlier than the Châteauneuf, a number one group of 15 males broke away, together with Kobe Goossens, Pascal Eenkhoorn, Stefan Küng, Jhonatan Narvaez, Jan Tratnik, Oliver Naesen and Fred Wright. That group didn’t get way more than 1 minute from the peloton, the place it break up into items on the descent of the Châteauneuf. Jonas Vingegaard and Simon Yates, amongst others, missed the transfer, however have been capable of return shortly. Little was left of the break’s lead at the moment. From the unique main group, Tratnik, Küng, Naesen, Clément Champoussin and Lucas Hamilton remained on the Côte de Peille. Wout Poels took the descent from the thinned peloton. The Bahrain Victorious rider closed the hole of 45 seconds after which continued on his personal. On the prime of the penultimate climb, Poels had about 30 seconds on the favourites group, the place UAE Group Emirates have been in management.

Poels took 6 seconds on the bonus dash, 37 kilometres from the end. Behind him, Groupama-FDJ tried to take the 4 seconds with David Gaudu, however yellow jersey Pogačar simply received that dash from the Frenchman. Poels held on for some time, however was caught at greater than 25 kilometres from the end, so {that a} compact group of favourites began the Col d’Èze. There, UAE Group Emirates elevated the tempo, after which Yates put in an assault 4 kilometres from the summit. He took Pogačar, Vingegaard and Gaudu with him. The yellow jersey then took over after which went solo. The pursuers primarily checked out one another, permitting Pogačar to take extra time.

Gaudu tried to take the descent on his personal, however Vingegaard, Yates and Matteo Jorgenson have been capable of observe. That was 25 seconds behind Pogačar, who was getting additional and additional away. On the prime of the Col d’Èze he had doubled his lead, he nonetheless had 15 kilometres to go to the end. With a lead of slightly below 50 seconds on Vingegaard, Yates, Gaudu and Jorgenson, Pogačar began the final 10 kilometres. The 4 pursuers managed to take a few of that point again on the descent, however the Slovenian had loads of time to have fun his third stage victory and the general win within the ‘Race to the Solar’. Half a minute later, Vingegaard sprinted to second place, forward of Gaudu and Yates. Within the ultimate GC, the Frenchman was second at 53 seconds, forward of the Dane. Yates and Gino Mäder accomplished the highest 5 at 2:14 and a pair of:56.


Stage and ultimate general winner, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “I by no means participated in Paris-Good earlier than. I used to be good on the first races of the season and it was at all times my objective and my dream to win Paris-Good. I’m very pleased. They are saying assault is the most effective defence. I actually know these roads, I’ve executed plenty of coaching right here. I do know precisely how my legs are within the climbs. I used to be actually good with maths right this moment. To be alongside Gaudu and Vingegaard on the rostrum is particular. They’re nice riders. If I don’t win something till the top of the season, it’s nonetheless not dangerous.”

2nd on the stage and third general, Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma): “If I had the legs, I’d have tried within the final climb, however he was actually sturdy. When he attacked, all people thought I’m not going with him. That’s’ what I assumed anyway. I used to be proud of second right this moment. I’m proud of the best way I raced. Now I can work on my form for the Tour and hopefully I may be higher there. I don’t assume I had my finest degree right here. I nonetheless have a bit of labor to do.”

third on the stage and 2nd general, David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ): “It was the final stage, we needed to attempt to play the overall classification however I didn’t have the legs to assault right this moment. The result’s greater than optimistic, however I couldn’t observe it, so there aren’t any regrets. I’ve handed a milestone, I’ve progressed bodily and I’ve mixed the psychological facet with it. It’s a gradual development yearly, we add issues and I handle to do higher races. If somebody had advised me that at first of Paris-Good, we might have signed with each arms. The workforce was there all week, we did all the things we wanted to do, together with the workforce time trial, and we introduced residence a podium from Paris-Good. These usually are not issues we handle to do yearly.”

4th on the stage and general, Simon Yates (Jayco AlUla): “Group UAE did a superb job there, they nonetheless had many guys on the backside of the climb, whereas final yr it was already right down to 4 guys. I don’t know what number of guys we arrived with right this moment nevertheless it was a sizeable group, I don’t know if that modified something, however I assumed I’d attempt my playing cards anyway and see what occurs, and that’s all she wrote. Usually I’d come into Paris-Good in fairly good type, however right here I’m nonetheless simply constructing after beginning my season sooner than regular in Australia. I’m truly fairly proud of the place I’m, it’s not straightforward to race three of the most effective guys on the planet in the meanwhile, so I come away with what I anticipated actually.”

Paris-Good Stage 8 Outcome:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 2:51:02
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 0:33
3. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla
5. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar
6. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:43
7. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM
9. Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
10. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious.

Paris-Good Closing General Outcome:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates in 24:01:38
2. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:53
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 1:39
4. Simon Yates (GB) Jayco AlUla at 2:14
5. Gino Mäder (Sui) Bahrain Victorious at 2:56
6. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 3:17
7. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 3:19
8. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar
9. Pavel Sivakov (Fra) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:05
10. Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious at 4:56.

Paris-Good’23 stage 8:


Tirreno Adriatico 2023
Primoz Roglič received Stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico. The Slovenian of Jumbo-Visma had the strongest ultimate bounce on the final climb. Julian Alaphilippe and Adam Yates have been second and third. Lennard Kämna took the chief’s jersey from Filippo Ganna. For Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel, the stage didn’t go as hoped: the Belgian crashed within the ultimate and the Dutchman was not concerned within the motion.

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The fourth stage of the Race between the Two Seas wouldn’t finish in a bunch dash. On the finish of the stage, the riders had three circuits of 17.1 kilometres, with the climb to Tortoreto (3.1km at 7%, max. 12%) each lap. The stage end was additionally on this climb.

Early within the 218 kilometre stage, a number one group of 5 fashioned. Once more Davide Bais (EOLO-Kometa), within the KOM jersey, he was joined by Filippo Magli (Inexperienced Undertaking-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè), Mads Würtz Schmidt (Israel-Premier Tech), Valerio Conti (Corratec) and Swedish champion Lucas Eriksson (Tudor). The Swede was 1:56 behind Filippo Ganna on GC and was the digital chief for some time. The break had a lead of greater than 7 minutes. Within the peloton it was initially Jumbo-Visma that have been in management and regularly decreased the hole. Later, with about 90 kilometres to go, Jayco AlUla took over after which Alessandro De Marchi put in a powerful push. This acceleration was short-lived, nevertheless it did be sure that the escapees solely had 1 minute lead. When Jayco AlUla’s riders disappeared from the entrance simply as shortly as they’d arrived, the hole widened once more.

The entrance riders didn’t final lengthy. Within the run-up to the native circuit, the tempo went up once more within the peloton, ending it for the break with 60 kilometres to go. On the climb in direction of the end city of Tortoreto, a special climb than the one which awaited the riders within the ultimate lap, the non-climbers had already been dropped, however there hadn’t been any assaults but. That modified on the descent: Mikkel Frølich Honoré took off. Samuele Zoccarato (Inexperienced Undertaking-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) tried to cross, however couldn’t attain the EF Schooling-EasyPost Dane. Behind these two, Ben O’Connor took one other second on the intermediate dash.

On the foot of the ultimate climb to Tortoreto for the primary time, Honoré was caught once more. The lads of Soudal Fast-Step took the initiative with a plan, as a result of Julian Alaphilippe then put in an enormous assault. He shocked the others, however Adam Yates and Wout van Aert have been capable of shut the hole. The remainder of the peloton additionally rejoined simply earlier than the highest. The peloton had shrunk significantly in dimension, about 40 riders remained. Mathieu van der Poel and Magnus Sheffield, third general, with others, missed it. Each have been capable of reconnect within the run-up to the penultimate climb, however Quentin Pacher of Groupama-FDJ put the stress on. The group thinned out time and again Sheffield and Van der Poel have been among the many victims. In the meantime Strade Bianche winner Tom Pidcock was dropped.

Van der Poel, Pidcock, Sheffield and the additionally Binium Girmay returned once more earlier than the ultimate climb. Within the peloton, Jumbo-Visma drove on the entrance with nearly your complete workforce. Later different groups joined in. Simply earlier than the ultimate climb began, there was a crash with two riders concerned: Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock. Mathieu van der Poel led on the primary a part of the climb, after which his teammate Gianni Vermeersch took over. The Belgian had Aleksandr Vlasov with him, however Primoz Roglič closed the hole. Then there was an acceleration from Lorenzo Fortunato. He was countered by Damien Howson, however Attila Valter caught each of them. Then it was the flip of Hugh Carthy, however the British rider was unable to get away. Within the run-up to the dash, Victor Lafay took the lead, nevertheless it was Adam Yates who actually hit the entrance. Primoz Roglič was on his wheel and previous within the final hundred metres for his first victory of the season. Filippo Ganna didn’t end within the first group and so Lennard Kämna took over his chief’s jersey. Roglič is now second, 6 seconds behind the German of BORA-hansgrohe.


Stage winner and 2nd general, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “I’m tremendous pleased. Successful is at all times good. It simply didn’t go based on plan. We have been going for the win with Wout, however he crashed on the suitable facet of the monitor. At that second, I used to be on the left facet, which prevented me from crashing as effectively. We needed to change techniques, and we did that effectively. It was a troublesome time for my household and me. I labored exhausting and needed to sacrifice loads to have the ability to stand right here once more. At first of the week, I didn’t know the place I’d stand, so truthfully, I’m a bit shocked. I’m thrilled that every one the exhausting work of the previous months is paying off.”

General chief, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “To be trustworthy I didn’t take into consideration the jersey as a result of I underestimated the stage. After we went the primary time over the climb, I knew there’s a probability, however I additionally needed to work actually exhausting right this moment. Within the final nook the man in entrance of me opened just a little hole and I wasn’t ready anymore to shut that. I used to be actually on the restrict, however I made it. I’m tremendous pleased as a result of that is my first chief jersey at a stage race. The climb tomorrow ought to swimsuit me higher than the explosive finale right this moment, however for now I simply wish to benefit from the second.”

eighth on the stage and third general, João Almeida (UAE Group Emirates): “It was a superb day, fairly an extended and exhausting stage. Tomorrow and Saturday are very powerful levels too. The objective is to dispute the race and intention for the victory. We’re effectively positioned in the meanwhile with myself and Brandon so we’ll intention to do one thing within the coming levels.”

Crash sufferer, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): “We have been combating for the positions. I attempted to squeeze by way of a spot and Tom hooked into me from behind. It’s an incident that may occur. I’m not in a lot ache. I hope it’s okay in any other case. I may be happy with my legs, though the heaviest was but to return. The truth that Primoz wins is after all an enormous plaster on the wound. It’s nice if you begin with such a workforce. You already know that you just at all times have a number of probabilities. It’s not my behavior to crash, however you see it occurred shortly. It is rather good that the boys saved a cool head and that Primoz was capable of end it.”

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 4 Outcome:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 5:00:04
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Group Emirates
4. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar
7. Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe
10. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Schooling-EasyPost.

Tirreno-Adriatico General After Stage 4:
1. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe in 15:38:46
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 0:06
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:08
4. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Group Emirates at 0:13
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:15
6. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:17
7. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:18
8. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:19
9. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:26
10. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:27.

Tirreno-Adriatico’23 Stage 4:


Primoz Roglič received the Stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico. The Jumbo-Visma rider was the most effective on the troublesome ultimate climb, which was shortened by the sturdy wind. Giulio Ciccone and Tao Geoghegan Hart have been second and third. Roglič can also be the brand new general chief.

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The dangerous climate situations additionally triggered issues in Tirreno Adriatico, however not like Paris-Good, it was doable to race in Italy. The fifth stage needed to be shortened and because of the change, the riders didn’t should climb to the highest of the ultimate climb to Sassotetto, the finish-line was 2.4 kilometres decrease.

There was a powerful early breakaway: Davide Ballerini (Soudal Fast-Step), Zdenek Stybar (Jayco AlUla), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Erik Fetter (EOLO-Kometa), Florian Stork (DSM) and Simon Guglielmi (Arkéa Samsic), however they couldn’t get too distant. When INEOS Grenadiers took the lead within the final 50 kilometres, the break’s lead started the shrink. The final attackers: Ballerini, Stork and Perez, have been caught with 30 kilometres to go. On the descent to the ultimate climb, the wind began to choose up. A lot of riders needed to brake exhausting or needed to pull out all of the stops to keep away from crashing. The climate forecast anticipated gusts of as much as 60kph within the final kilometres. The climb to Sassotetto was 10.7 kilometres lengthy and had a median gradient of seven.3%. Movistar seemed to trust in Enric Mas. The Spanish workforce set the tempo within the kilometres earlier than the ultimate climb. Wout van Aert had let the peloton go simply earlier than the final climb. Mathieu van der Poel was nonetheless within the peloton through the first uphill kilometres. Because of the sturdy headwind, nearly nothing occurred at first.

Six kilometres from the finish-line, Davide Formolo took the lead and instantly raised the tempo. A number of riders, together with Van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe needed to let go. Not lengthy after, Damiano Caruso attacked, regardless of the sturdy wind. The Italian took a pleasant hole, though that was primarily a results of a scarcity of initiative within the peloton. In the beginning of the final 2 kilometres, the Italian had a lead of slightly below 20 seconds. It was ready for an try from a classification man, as a result of no workforce took the lead within the chase. Mas was the rider who ultimately took the initiative. The Spaniard closed the hole to Caruso so a big group would dash for victory. Wilco Kelderman began the dash for his Slovenian teammate Primoz Roglič, who jumped on the good time to win the fifth stage. Giulio Ciccone and Tao Geoghegan Hart have been positioned second and third. Roglič can also be the brand new general chief due to his stage victory.

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Stage winner and general chief, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “That is loopy. For me to make my comeback with two stage wins is improbable. On the finish, I requested Wilco if he needed to maintain all the things collectively so I may have one other probability to dash. He did that completely. I suffered loads right this moment. Fortunately the blokes pulled me by way of and made it doable for me to struggle for the win. I’m happy that I completed it off. I’ve already completed greater than I had anticipated. It’s essential to develop a optimistic rapport with each other. Right this moment we confirmed that we do.”

2nd on the stage and ninth general, Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo): “We may be happy. Once I take a look at who beat me, I can solely settle for the end result. Ending second after Roglič, that’s a candy defeat. I really feel actually good. My situation is nice and I’ve now confirmed it. The whole lot went the best way I needed right this moment. We simply missed the most effective end result, however we may be happy. The breakaway was a form of prelude to the assault by Enric Mas, who in flip caught Damiano Caruso. After that, there have been no indicators marking the gap to the end alongside the street because of the wind. That approach I had no reference till the final nook.”

third on the stage and sixth general, Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers): “I’ve to thank the blokes, I loved the work they did. Because of the work of Michal Kwiatkowski and Filippo Ganna, we have been capable of save lots of vitality, though there was lots of chaos on the again. The ultimate climb itself was very unusual. I nonetheless knew the climb from 2020, nevertheless it was utterly totally different now. I’ve by no means skilled such a end earlier than. It was necessary to save lots of vitality, as a result of it was actually about going that final kilometre. That turned out to be the case, nevertheless it turned out to be a really quick dash. Sadly, I simply couldn’t end it.”

fifth on the stage and 2nd general, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “I’m just a little disenchanted to lose the jersey already. However it was not about right this moment, however extra in regards to the small mistake yesterday. I feel we rode a really sturdy race as a workforce right this moment and I’m additionally proud of my private efficiency. The wind influenced the race after all. Earlier than the climb it was tremendous hectic after which it grew to become fairly tactical. Assaults solely made sense within the tail wind sections and all people waited till the top. However the final two kilometres have been actually powerful.”

eighth on the stage and third general, João Almeida (UAE Group Emirates): “I used to be feeling fairly good the entire day. The workforce did an amazing job all day defending me though it was fairly chaotic. I feel the strongest rider received right this moment. I needed to win however no regrets, I’m proud of my form and the end result.”

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5 Outcome:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 4:38:32
2. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
4. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe
5. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates
9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
10. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Group Emirates.

Tirreno-Adriatico General After Stage 5:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 20:17:14
2. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:04
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:12
4. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Group Emirates at 0:17
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:19
6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:21
8. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:22
9. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:24
10. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:31.

Tirreno-Adriatico’23 Stage 5:


Primoz Roglič additionally received the Sixth Stage of Tirreno-Adriatico to go together with the fourth and fifth stage wins. Within the Tappa dei Muri, a hilly stage with lots of climbs, he was the quickest within the dash from an elite group.

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Those that needed a simple day after Friday’s mountain stage have been disenchanted. The sixth stage beginning and ending in Osimo was very powerful. The steep climbs adopted one another in speedy succession.

Within the first hour of racing eleven riders broke away: Mountain jersey wearer Davide Bais (EOLO-Kometa), Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Mike Teunissen & Georg Zimmerman (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty), Nikias Arndt (Bahrain Victorious), Krists Neiland (Israel-Premier Tech), Casper Pedersen (Soudal Fast-Step), Clément Russo (Arkéa-Samsic), Alessandro De Marchi (Jayco AlUla), Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies) and Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo). The break had a lead of three:30. Sixty kilometres from the end, when the hole had already narrowed, Santiago Buitrago tried to cross. At first he had assist from his teammate Arndt, who ultimately dropped again. The Colombian managed to hitch the escapees, however the peloton got here again at about 40 kilometres from the end.

It was primarily as a consequence of Jumbo-Visma, who then continued on the climbs to the end in Osimo, the place the riders handed a number of instances earlier than the precise end. Wout van Aert, who led with Primoz Roglič on his wheel, triggered a variety. Mathieu van der Poel needed to let go and Julian Alaphilippe additionally appeared to be in bother, however the Frenchman was capable of return shortly earlier than the crossing of the road. A bunch of about 20 riders began the final lap. Wilco Kelderman was additionally in that group, however crashed. He touched wheels and crashed, be he was capable of proceed. Riders got here again to the peloton from behind, however 4 received away on the entrance. Guillaume Martin was the primary to go on the offensive and was joined by Alex Aranburu, Carlos Verona and Aleksandr Vlasov. Vlasov was seventh general, 21 seconds behind Primoz Roglič.

As a result of the 4 had about 30 seconds at one level, Jumbo-Visma needed to chase. Tiesj Benoot and Wout van Aert later had assist from Davide Formolo for UAE Group Emirates. Collectively they ensured that the distinction was saved between 20 and 30 seconds. An acceleration from INEOS Grenadiers decreased the distinction to nearly nothing earlier than the beginning of the final two climbs. When the 4 have been truly caught by the throat, an assault got here from Mikel Landa. Hugh Carthy tried to observe however needed to allow them to go. Roglič managed to make the crossing together with Enric Mas, João Almeida, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Michael Woods, Giulio Ciccone and Vlasov. Lennard Kämna, Brandon McNulty and Wilkco Kelderman; second, fourth and fifth had been dropped. Simply earlier than the ultimate steep incline to Osimo started, Woods began the climb with a lead. The Canadian actually couldn’t maintain on, as a result of the remainder of the group caught up with him coming into the final kilometre. There was then an acceleration from Enric Mas, however a small group of riders held him. Amongst them was Primoz Roglič, who had the strongest ultimate dash.

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Stage winner and general chief, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “I don’t assume I’ve ever began a season so effectively. It’s loopy that I’ve three stage wins in a row. We had a little bit of a special plan than what occurred right this moment. Wout [van Aert] was right here to go for it however plans modified once more. Everybody needed to sacrifice their probabilities with the intention to safe the GC and that gave me the prospect to go for the stage win once more. I wish to keep focus to complete it off tomorrow. It’s actually cool to be again and race with the boys. Clearly, I may already begin the Giro nevertheless it’s in Might and we’ll see what is going to occur. It’s solely the start of the season now. The extent of the sphere is tremendous excessive, the racing may be very exhausting however I’m having enjoyable.”

2nd on the stage and third general, Tao Geoghegan Hart (INEOS Grenadiers): “Roglic is likely one of the most spectacular riders of his technology. I had lots of confidence to be trustworthy, however we all know the punch he has. I used to be on Kwiatkowski’s wheel for 100 and fifty kilometres with out ever having to do something. On such days, that are very heavy, it issues loads. I’m very grateful to him. I felt fairly good all day. The workforce did an amazing job all day. They protected me as a result of it was fairly hectic. I feel it went fairly effectively ultimately. The strongest received ultimately, I feel. He (Roglič) may be very sturdy. That’s no shock. I’m proud of our week. After all we needed to win, however we may be happy with the rostrum.”

4th general, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “The stage was tremendous exhausting ultimately simply all out. We’ve got been in a superb place when Aleks attacked. We needed to place some stress on Jumbo-Visma but additionally UAE and Ineos began driving within the bunch. We went all out the final time on the Muro and I couldn’t observe there. Aleks was with me and did an excellent sturdy final pull, nonetheless we couldn’t shut the hole anymore. Nonetheless, we confirmed nice spirit as a workforce and likewise rode offensively. All in all I may be proud of this week of racing. My form is nice, I simply miss the final little bit to be up there.”

tenth on the stage, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): “I’m proud of the place I stand. We knew the stress was going to return on us. There have been nonetheless lots of people quick within the standings. If we didn’t attempt there, we may bounce after everybody on a regular basis. The state of affairs modified shortly when Wilco Kelderman crashed. I used to be the suitable man to open the race, however I simply couldn’t observe within the final lap. Nonetheless, I’m very happy. It’s exhausting to say the place I stand, however I’m proud of the sensation in my legs within the levels I needed to go for. I’ll take that with me.”

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 6 Outcome:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 4:49:17
2. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates
4. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar
5. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
6. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:03
7. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:09
8. Michael Woods (Can) Israel-Premier Tech
9. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:20
10. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma.

Tirreno-Adriatico General After Stage 6:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 25:06:21
2. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:18
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:23
4. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:34
5. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:37
6. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:41
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 0:56
8. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:57
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:10
10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 1:11.

Tirreno-Adriatico’23 Stage 6:


Primož Roglič has received the 2023 Tirreno-Adriatico. The general lead of Jumbo-Visma rider was not in peril on the Closing Stage 7 to San Benedetto del Tronto. The win on the final stage went to Jasper Philipsen, who was the quickest within the bunch dash. He beat Dylan Groenewegen and Alberto Dainese.

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After Primož Roglič’s hat-trick, the sprinters would have a possibility within the ultimate stage. Within the first 70 kilometres there was nonetheless lots of climbing however from there the route was flat to the end.

Eight riders escaped within the early a part of the stage: Nans Peters (AG2R Citroën), Mikkel Honoré (EF Schooling-EasyPost), Lorenzo Fortunato (EOLO-Kometa), Samuele Zoccarato (Inexperienced Undertaking-Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), Henri Vandenabeele (DSM), Valentin Ferron (TotalEnergies) and Arthur Kluckers (Tudor). Tom Pidcock crashed for the second time in three days, this time he deserted. Earlier Wilco Kelderman didn’t begin after his fall yesterday. Alpecin-Deceuninck who took management within the peloton to maintain issues collectively for a bunch dash for Jasper Philipsen. The Belgian workforce held the hole with the main group between 2 and three minutes with assist from Soudal Fast-Step for Fabio Jakobsen and Jayco AlUla for Dylan Groenewegen. On the 5 laps round San Benedetto del Tronto, the sprinter’s groups managed to scale back the.

The lead group labored effectively collectively and saved the hole round 30 seconds for a very long time. The peloton had issue closing the hole and it wasn’t till 3 kilometres from the end that they have been caught. Within the dash, Mathieu van der Poel once more led-out Jasper Philipsen and once more was profitable. The Belgian beat Dylan Groenewegen, Alberto Dainese and Phil Bauhaus. European champion Fabio Jakobsen couldn’t compete for the stage win. Nothing modified within the common classification. Roglič, who was added to the Jumbo-Visma choice on the final minute, crossed the end line within the peloton and to secured the general victory in his first race after an extended rehabilitation. João Almeida and Tao Geoghegan Hart completed second and third on GC.


Stage winner, Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “We managed to be in the most effective place with the workforce after which I simply rode as quick as doable till the end line. Mathieu did an amazing lead-out once more. I’m very proud of my Tirreno-Adriatico and I hope to be in the most effective form for the upcoming races.”

Closing general winner, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “It’s simply good to return again to racing this manner. I actually loved the entire week. My team-mates have been tremendous sturdy. One week in the past I used to be simply anticipating to undergo. It’s even higher to win when it’s surprising. It feels good forward of the Giro d’Italia too.”

2nd on the stage, Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco AlUla): “That’s troublesome to just accept. It was a troublesome week and right this moment the opening section was additionally very powerful. There was lots of climbing, however the workforce did effectively by taking management with the opposite sprinter groups. On the native circuit it went very quick and I used to be put in a superb place. I used to be in a superb place, however there was somebody barely more energizing or just higher right this moment. It’s troublesome to just accept, however I can nonetheless take confidence to the subsequent competitors, which is coming very quickly.”

4th general, Lennard Kämna (BORA-hansgrohe): “I’m proud of this week right here in Italy. The TT to start with was actually good and proved that I’m on monitor with my preparations. Additionally within the mountains I used to be fairly proud of my legs. I nonetheless miss some punch however there may be additionally loads of time till the Giro. We additionally labored effectively collectively as a workforce, and I’ve to thank my teammates for his or her assist. Each one among us tried their finest and we raced to win this race. Sure, it didn’t work out ultimately, however there may be nothing to remorse.”

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 7 Outcome:
1. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck in 3:32:36
2. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Jayco AlUla
3. Alberto Dainese (Ita) DSM
4. Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
5. Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis
6. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
8. Clément Russo (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
9. Luca Colnaghi (Ita) Inexperienced Undertaking-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
10. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar.

Tirreno-Adriatico Closing General Outcome:
1. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma in 28:38:57
2. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:18
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:23
4. Lennard Kämna (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:34
5. Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:37
6. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:41
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 0:56
8. Hugh Carthy (GB) EF Schooling-EasyPost at 0:57
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:10
10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 1:11.

Tirreno-Adriatico’23 Stage 7:


Miron Ronde van Drenthe 2023
Lorena Wiebes received the Ronde van Drenthe for ladies for the third time in a row on Saturday. The Dutch rider was too quick for Susanne Andersen and Maike van der Duin in a bunch dash.


The Ronde van Drenthe for ladies was shortened because of the dangerous climate situations. The organisers needed to transfer the begin to assure the security of the riders. The beginning was not in Emmen, however on the VAM mountain. They needed to full six laps, they race to the end in Hoogeveen. The race was 96 kilometres as an alternative of 152.7 kilometres.

There have been a number of break makes an attempt within the first a part of the race, however a number one group was not established instantly. In the long run, twelve riders managed to flee: Lotta Henttala, Anna Henderson, Lonneke Uneken, Mischa Bredewold, Christina Schweinberger, Marjolein van ‘t Geloof, Karlijn Swinkels, Elise Uijen, Maëlle Grossetête, Zoe Bäckstedt, Susanne Andersen and Julia Borgström. There had been an enormous crash within the peloton that triggered some delays. Midway by way of the race, the break was pulled again in. The SD-Worx workforce, who had the quickest lady in Lorena Wiebes, then took management of the peloton. There was nonetheless some assaults on the final climbs of the VAM mountain, however ultimately the race resulted in a bunch dash. Wiebes had no actual competitors for her third win in Drenthe.

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Race winner, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx): “That is very particular. Additionally as a result of the workforce is in a successful temper. The whole lot went utterly proper after which I’m pleased I may end it. We ready for the race like another race, so for us that change didn’t make a lot of a distinction mentally. We simply felt like racing, we needed a tough course, so in that respect we have been pleased that the VAM Mountain needed to be climbed six instances. There we have been additionally alert on the entrance on a regular basis. On the third passage, Mischa (Bredewold) was in entrance, after which I additionally pulled away. Nonetheless, all the things got here collectively once more. The stress was nice beforehand, however we had the entire race beneath management. So I went to the end with lots of confidence. The workforce saved me in entrance simply high-quality. The lead-out went effectively, however at one level I misplaced the wheel a bit. I noticed it open on the suitable after which went full on. This was a objective for me. It’s particular to get a hat-trick right here as a Dutch rider. Particularly additionally as a result of it is a fourth win in a row for Group SD Worx after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Omloop van het Hageland and Strade Bianche. This successful streak offers lots of confidence for what continues to be to return.”

third, Maike van der Duin (Canyon//SRAM): “That made no distinction to me (the route change). A race is a race. It is a dream coming true, I had hoped for this end result however didn’t anticipate it. I wouldn’t be certain in the event you had advised me earlier than the race, however I felt so sturdy your complete day. This morning once they modified the course to 6 instances up the VAMberg, I didn’t know if it might swimsuit me. We have been prepared and motivated and knew it might be hectic. Within the race, I felt so good. Aga (Agnieszka) positioned me for the ultimate climb, and once I was within the first ten riders up the VAMberg the final time, I knew it was all out for the dash. After we didn’t get our lead-out proper, I knew I wanted to search out the suitable wheels. I’m proud of the dash. I feel I had extra velocity than Andersen who got here second, however she began in a greater place within the ultimate nook. You at all times search for issues to enhance: higher positioning, not being alone, perhaps one gear totally different. I’ll use it for the subsequent alternative. Within the ultimate metres, as I crossed the end line, I assumed how nice it was to offer the primary podium to the workforce in my second race with CANYON//SRAM Racing. My family and friends have been all right here, and getting the rostrum is a pleasant feeling. The World Tour youth jersey is a bonus!”

Miron Ronde van Drenthe Outcome:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) SD Worx in 2:29:13
2. Susanne Andersen (Nor) Uno-X
3. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Uno-X
6. Lotta Henttala (Fin) AG Insurance coverage-Soudal Fast-Step
7. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ
8. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
9. Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Jayco AlUla
10. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma.



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Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe 2023
Per Strand Hagenes received the Ronde van Drenthe 2023. After a chilly and shortened version of the one-day race, the younger Norwegian of Jumbo-Visma was the primary over the finish-line in Hoogeveen. He completed solo, after breaking away from a number one group of 4 within the closing kilometres.


Once more the snow disrupted the Ronde van Drenthe. After the ladies’s race, the lads’s race additionally needed to be shortened. The beginning was postponed, all of the cobbled sections have been eliminated and the variety of climbs of the VAM mountain was decreased to 2. This left a race of 143.2 kilometres.

Ceriel Desal (Bingoal WB), Adam de Vos (Human Powered Well being), Roy Hoogendoorn (Metec-Solarwatt) and Timo de Jong (VolkerWessels) have been the ‘break of the day’. De Jong needed to let the break go within the pouring rain, leaving three entrance riders. They began up the VAM mountain for the primary time with a lead of greater than 3 minutes. On the second climb of the previous garbage dump, a number of riders tried to get away, however these makes an attempt have been caught. Desal, De Vos and Hoogendoorn have been nonetheless within the lead, however their benefit was decreased to 1 minute with 30 kilometres to go. Desal and Hoogendoorn remained within the lead the longest, however couldn’t keep away from being caught. Because of the harsh climate situations, the peloton break up into items within the ultimate. A bunch of about twenty riders made a spot within the final 20 kilometres.

Tobias Lund Andresen (DSM), Per Strand Hagenes (Jumbo-Visma), Florian Vermeersch (Lotto Dstny) and Adam de Vos (once more) managed to get away within the ultimate. The distinction to the massive chasing group by no means exceeded 20 seconds. The entrance riders checked out one another and Hagenes took benefit. The Norwegian of Jumbo-Visma (nonetheless Growth Group), attacked within the final 2 kilometres and instantly had a spot. It turned out to be the decisive assault, as Hagenes crossed the end line solo to recorded his first skilled victory. Behind him, Andresen received the dash for second place, forward of De Vos and Vermeersch.


Race winner, Per Strand Hagenes (Jumbo-Visma): “We didn’t truly know if we have been going to have the ability to race right this moment. The shortened course made it very hectic. The tempo was excessive instantly from the beginning. We noticed a possibility to make the distinction on the roads with heavy crosswinds. We gave it our all and that resulted in a smaller group up entrance. After some assaults by different riders, I ended up in on the entrance with three others. The opposite riders have been additionally very sturdy. I’m not the quickest sprinter, so I knew I needed to do away with them. I went full fuel with two kilometres to go. I hoped for the most effective. It wasn’t till 5 hundred metres from the end line that I knew I’d win. I seemed again and I seen an enormous hole. It feels nice to have the ability to win at this degree. There have been wonderful riders at first right here. I hope this implies I can change into a superb professional sooner or later. We are going to see.”

third, Adam de Vos (Human Powered Well being): “It feels nice each personally and for the workforce. Hopefully it may well create some momentum for us. I’m actually relieved to get an enormous end result. From by no means feeling like I may get again to my degree to lastly feeling good in Omloop (Het Nieuwsblad – WorldTour basic the place de Vos was additionally within the break) and put that collectively right here is one thing that I may be happy with. I’m glad I wasn’t within the peloton. The fellows have been actually supportive. Guys like Pier, August, (earlier teammate) Arvid and Colin would say stuff like ‘we all know how sturdy you might be, and we all know you will get again to your degree,’ in order that’s very nice to listen to if you assume you’re by no means going to be match once more. My dad and mom say the identical. They are going to be happy with me if I’m first or final, however I at all times wish to make them proud. I’m actually glad that I caught with it and the workforce caught with me and it’s very nice to get again to the place I do know I may be.”

Albert Achterhes Profronde van Drenthe Outcome:
1. Per Strand Hagenes (Nor) Jumbo-Visma in 3:07:00
2. Tobias Lund Andresen (Den) DSM at 0:08
3. Adam de Vos (Can) Human Powered Well being
4. Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Dstny
5. Sam Welsford (Aus) DSM at 0:32
6. Milan Menten (Bel) Lotto Dstny
7. Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Arkéa Samsic
8. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
9. Casper van Uden (Ned) DSM
10. Vito Braet (Bel) Group Flanders-Baloise.



Drentse Acht van Westerveld Cancelled as a consequence of Snow
It wasn’t solely the Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Good that needed to modify their races on Friday because of the climate, the Drentse Acht van Westerveld was additionally affected. On account of snow within the province of Drenthe, the race, which did begin, needed to cease.

Initially, the plan for the ladies’s race was to run 5 laps of over 28 kilometres, for a complete of 140.4 kilometres. Nonetheless, the winter situations causes issues on a lot of the route. The organisers determined to race ten laps of 8.7 kilometres.

After the beginning, the climate solely received worse, and due to the freezing chilly it turned to snow. The organisers determined to cease the race after 17 kilometres for the security of the riders.

Race stopped as a consequence of snow:
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Lorena Wiebes Donates her Prize Cash to the Amy Pieters Basis
Lorena Wiebes, who sprinted to a 3rd consecutive victory within the Ronde van Drenthe on Saturday, has donated her prize cash to the Amy Pieters Basis. Pieters herself was a visitor on the Ronde van Drenthe, she was current as a spectator at a motorbike race for the primary time since her accident.

Pieters crashed in December 2021 throughout a coaching trip with the nationwide in Spain. She suffered extreme mind harm and went right into a coma. A life-saving operation was instantly carried out in Spain and since then Pieters has been engaged on an extended and troublesome rehabilitation.

Pieters not too long ago needed to take care of a lot of setbacks, however her household indicated that they have to preserve their hopes up: “Hope and motivation that Amy will proceed to indicate us nice outcomes. In spite of everything, Amy stays our champion.”

Extra details about the Amy Pieters basis: www.amypieters.nl

Lorena Wiebes:


Miguel Ángel López Nonetheless Successful
Miguel Ángel López has not been capable of racing at WorldTour degree this yr, however the 29 year-old continues to be distinguishing himself on the South American circuit. On Saturday he was the most effective within the Queen stage of the Vuelta al Tolima.

López, who rides for the Continental Group Medellín-EPM after his ‘resignation’ from Astana Qazaqstan, beat Óscar Fernández, Cristian Camilo Muñoz and Wilson Peña in Santa Istabel. That is the second victory within the Vuelta al Tolima for López and it seems to be like he’s on his solution to the general victory as he has the general lead with one stage to go.

López’s victory depend is already at six this season. It began with a victory within the Clásica de Villeta and he additionally grew to become Colombian time trial champion. He additionally received twice within the Vuelta al Tolima, however his greatest victories have been in Argentine. Within the Vuelta a San Juan he triumphed on the Queen stage and took the general victory, forward of prime riders equivalent to Filippo Ganna, Sergio Higuita and Remco Evenepoel.

Extra wins for SooperLópez:
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Lefevere Accuses the UCI of Hypocrisy
Patrick Lefevere has been vital of the UCI in his weekly column for Het Nieuwsblad. Based on the Soudal Fast-Step workforce supervisor, the UCI is handing out lots of fines this yr, however forgets to look within the mirror at itself.

“It’s windy in Paris-Good and Tirreno-Adriatico, however I discover that additionally it is raining. The fines from the UCI are falling out of the blue this yr, complete buckets directly,” Lefevere started his argument. “5 hundred Swiss francs high-quality for Julian Alaphilippe as a result of he took off his helmet on Thursday (in Tirreno-Adriatico) when he modified his outerwear. How lengthy would it not have taken? Most 5 minutes. That’s 100 Swiss francs per minute.”

Lefevere believes that the UCI would additionally do effectively to place its hand in its personal bosom. “I’m not going to say that the UCI ought to applaud when a rider takes off his helmet, we shouldn’t minimise security. However does the federation additionally impose a high-quality on itself if there may be bollard on the street within the final kilometre of Paris-Good? I didn’t see that on the official communique.”

“It’s not regular what the jury these days ‘verbalises’. The UCI is outwardly quick on money. Returning behind the automotive was allowed to show a blind eye, so {that a} rider who was unfortunate may nonetheless get again into the race. See James Knox within the Tour Down Underneath. He flies from Europe to Adelaide, falls within the first stage and is straight away excluded as a result of he tries to return to the peloton behind the vehicles.”

“The explanation for his delay was not solely the crash, but additionally the physician’s test for the concussion that adopted. The UCI protocol actually states that an in-race test should not jeopardise the competitors of the rider, however a sensible try and reconcile the 2 – returning behind the vehicles – doesn’t move the jury.”

Lefevere does have an answer for what he considers to be inconsistent behaviour of the UCI. “What’s breakdown restoration and what’s trade charge falsification? A former rider feels that higher than somebody who has by no means raced. My recommendation to retired riders who wish to ‘preserve doing one thing within the race’: take a UCI commissioner course.”

James Knox out of the TDU’23 on stage 1:


Amaury Capiot Out of Motion On account of Surgical procedure
Amaury Capiot needed to have surgical procedure on his proper knee. The Belgian rider has not but raced motion this season for that purpose. He’ll go beneath the knife on March seventeenth, his Arkéa-Samsic workforce introduced on social media.

It’s not but clear how lengthy Capiot can be out of motion. “We are going to talk that later,” stated Arkéa-Samsic. Final yr, the 29 year-old received one other stage within the Boucles de la Mayenne, beating Kristoffer Halvorsen and Juan José Lobato within the dash. In the beginning of the 2022 season, he received the GP Cycliste de Marseille La Marseillaise, beating Mads Pedersen.



Tom Boonen Apologised About his Feedback on Colnago: “I expressed myself flawed”
Tom Boonen has gone again on his statements in regards to the bicycle model Colnago. The previous rider stated on Wielerclub Wattage, a Sporza podcast, that Colnago had not but mastered a lot of technical issues. “I’ve nothing however respect for the model,” says Boonen now.

Colnago responded to the incident earlier. The Italian producer invited Boonen for a check trip, on a Colnago, within the run-up to Milan-Sanremo. “Once I was a younger rider I dreamed of successful Paris-Roubaix on a Colnago. To me Colnago stands for ardour and legacy.”

Boonen wrote on Instagram:
“When i used to be a younger rider i dreamed about at some point successful paris roubaix on a Colnago. It’s a disgrace i by no means received an opportunity to trip one among your bikes. To me Colnago stands for ardour and legacy. So it breaks my coronary heart that my phrases the place poorly chosen when i responded to Dirks claims in our podcast. #meaculpa i’ve nothing however respect for the Colnago household and their model. @ernesto_colnago @alessandro.colnago”

Tommeke by no means received Roubaix on a Colnago:


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Painful Knee for Giulio Ciccone after Race Automotive Hits him Throughout Interview
An interview with Giulio Ciccone on Thursday after the Tirreno-Adriatico stage was delivered to a sudden finish. A race organiser’s automotive knocked over the Trek-Segafredo rider’s bike whereas he was speaking to Rai Sport.

After the hilly stage to Tortoreto, received by Primož Roglič, Ciccone was telling the press about his eleventh place within the stage. A automobile from the race organisers needed to move, however hit the bike of the Italian. He was shocked and barely managed to remain upright and used some selection Italian phrases.

Based on Bici.PRO, the incident additionally had bodily penalties for Ciccone. The collision triggered the handlebars of his bicycle to hit the within of his proper knee. He instantly had ache and the knee grew to become swollen, based on workforce physician Nino Daniele. Ciccone did begin stage 5 on Friday.

Greatest Italian swearing from Ciccone:


Teamless Carlos Barbero Retires
Carlos Barbero introduced on social media that he’s retiring as a bicycle owner on the highest degree. Final yr Barbero raced for Lotto Soudal, however since then the 31 year-old has been with no workforce.

Barbero was often called a superb sprinter, a puncheur sort of rider. By way of the small Euskadi workforce he grew to become knowledgeable in 2015 with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. After two years, Barbero moved to Movistar, the place he raced for 3 years. Then he was with NTT Professional Biking, which later grew to become Qhubeka ASSOS. After the South African workforce stopped, Barbero couldn’t get a brand new contract. In Might he signed a contract with Lotto Soudal, who was in search of UCI factors. Barbero couldn’t save the workforce from relegation from the WorldTour, however had 44 race days.

Barbero’s palmarès embrace twelve skilled victories. He received the Circuito de Getxo twice, plus levels within the Excursions of Burgos, Madrid and Castilla y Léon. His final victory was in 2019 within the Tour of Austria.

Carlos Barbero retires:


Xander White seventh on General GC and 2nd in Greatest Younger Rider in Go to South Aegean Sea
The mighty Aegean Sea supplied an imposing backdrop for Aevolo’s first foray on European soil in 2023.

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A good knit squad of seven confirmed up on the shores of Rhodes, Greece to contest this 2-day slugfest across the medieval island that has seen conquest upon conquest courting again to the eighth Century B.C. However reasonably than carry swords and arrows the Aevolo lads introduced solely their Legs of Metal and Wills of Iron to measure themselves in opposition to a number of the most interesting European Professional Continental & Continental groups together with COOP – Repsol, Group Voralberg, Lotto Kern – Haus, Ef Schooling Nippo, Dauner – Akkon and ATT Investments.

Stage 1 was a 180km day with 3 KOM climbs and a few essential sections alongside the uncovered shorelines operating alongside the southern components of the island of Rhodes. Based on Sports activities Director Michael Creed, the end result was a “Little bit of a so so day. Evan crashed early however he managed it effectively, he however received some bottles for the workforce so actually helped the blokes. Xander, Toby, Leo, Sean seemed fairly good main into the left hand flip with 2k to go however Sean crashed which killed lots of their momentum. Xander managed a prime 20 however the others have been caught behind the crash. Perhaps a discouraging day however not any purpose for alarm bells. Fairly regular first day of the yr particularly with Worldwide journey and all that”.

The squad woke as much as a downpour on day 2 which featured a busy 168km stage that includes 7 climbs of a tidy berg simply outdoors of the traditional city of Dimylia. Based on Creed: “It was a superb day, not too aggressive, fairly relaxed racing. The fellows received into the ultimate climb in good place, 5 of the blokes hit the finale within the prime 30 and Xander was prime 10”. Certainly, New Zealand recruit Xander White positioned seventh, transferring him into seventh on General GC and 2nd within the coveted Greatest Younger Rider Classification. As an apart, the workforce was 4th within the Groups Classement which isn’t a objective of the squad, however extra a confidence boosting end result so early within the season in opposition to the Europeans.

Go to South Aegean Islands’23 stage 1:
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Volta Limburg Traditional Will Work on a Sustainable Biking Future
The Hel van het Mergelland Organising Committee Basis, the organiser of the Volta Limburg Traditional, and Brightlands Chemelot Campus are increasing their partnership and are becoming a member of forces to offer the biking occasion a sustainable future.

“We’re very happy to enter into and develop this partnership. In 2022, along with Brightlands Chemelot Campus, we’ve got already taken the primary steps in hopefully a long-term collaboration by launching the 100% Limburg Bike through the Volta Limburg Traditional. Now we’re going to take the subsequent steps within the subject of sustainability and we’ve got laid this down in a letter of intent,” stated Jean Demollin, chairman of the organising committee.

Ivo Gubbels, board member of the Basis: “We wish to be the last word instance of a sustainable occasion with sustainable companions, a particular social added worth and respect for the surroundings. Investing sooner or later when it comes to prime sport, vitality for younger and previous and sustainability are on the prime of our ambition checklist. The data and experience of a celebration like Brightlands will certainly assist with this. The intention is to unite a neighborhood of sustainability companions and thus generate co-creation within the subject of circularity and sustainability for our occasion and for the companions. That is how Heijmans will ultimately take part.”

“By this partnership with the Volta Limburg Traditional, we create added worth for sport and society,” says Menno Smeelen, New Enterprise Growth Supervisor Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

“On the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, we’re concerned in numerous sustainable and round tasks in collaboration with our tenants, the data and academic establishments on the campus and SMEs within the area. We try for a sustainable and wholesome society for everybody. We do that, amongst different issues, by growing and utilizing round supplies (for instance from waste streams) to make sport extra sustainable. We aren’t licensed as a Brightlands Sports activities Innovator Heart for nothing. Collectively we’re going for the sustainability of the Volta Limburg Traditional and the area.”

The forty eighth Volta Limburg Traditional for women and men can be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The beginning and end line can be on Diepstraat in Eijsden. The programs move by way of the Limburg hilly nation and the Belgian Voer area. The day after the races, fanatics can trip their very own tour of the Volta Limburg Traditional.

Arnaud De Lie – Winner in Limburg’22:


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