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EUROTRASH Monday: Vuelta Mountain Insanity with Video and Rider Quotes

The hardest levels of the 2022 are behind us and Remco Evenepoel continues to be within the lead, however can he go all the way in which to Madrid? All of the stories, outcomes and movies from Spain, plus the Simac Girls Tour and the AJ Bell Tour of Britain. Patrick Lefevere and Alexander Vinokourov speak about their Vueltas – TOP STORY. Rider information: Wout Poels extends with Bahrain Victorious and Loe van Belle turns professional with Jumbo-Visma. Staff information: DSM lengthen with Megan Jastrab and Esmée Peperkamp, Movistar signal Liane Lippert, Mischa Bredewold and Femke Markus to SD Worx. Race information: Bremen 6 Days canceled till 2024 and BikeExchange-Jayco to Maryland, Quebec and Montreal Classics. Monday espresso time.

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TOP STORY: Patrick Lefevere and Alexander Vinokourov Speak of Their Completely different Vueltas
Patrick Lefevere Isn’t Counting His Chickens Simply But
Patrick Lefevere wrote in his weekly column for Het Nieuwbslad that his rider, Remco Evenepoel, is much from being the winner of this Vuelta. “Remco is doing nice, however we’re nonetheless not going to promote the bear’s pores and skin. I actually maintain my breath for all the things that can occur within the subsequent week within the race and past.”

“In Belgium I see the primary signs of the ‘hype’ reappear: interviews with the grandparents, nice tales in regards to the cherry drink he drinks after the end. I concern an exodus of Belgian journalists to Spain. The everyday questions begin to come to me as properly. Can he additionally change into World champion this 12 months? Will he experience the Tour subsequent 12 months? For the report: I don’t know and if it depends upon me not but, no. However nobody is wanting that far forward proper now. Daily, we’ll maintain repeating it till Madrid.”

Covid may additionally throw a spanner within the works. The group boss hopes to have taken the precise measures in opposition to it: “A constructive take a look at from Remco is now the massive doom state of affairs. We do all the things we will to stop that. After Pieter Serry’s constructive take a look at, we let roommate Rémi Cavagna eat alone for 4 days in a row. Since then, all riders additionally sleep individually within the room, which they normally discover annoying too.”

“Respect for the way in which Remco is at present coping with all of the media obligations related to the crimson jersey,” he concluded. “He takes his time, solutions all questions in a relaxed method. Very totally different from final 12 months’s Giro, however in the mean time he’s additionally ten instances higher in his personal pores and skin.”

Will we see Evenepoel and Lefevere in tears in Madrid?

Alexander Vinokourov on a Disappointing Astana
Alexander Vinokourov is constructive about his Astana Qazaqstan. Regardless of the lesser outcomes, the Kazakh group boss thinks he can flip the tide. “I’m going to attempt to flip the squad round with the sources we have now. The issue is that there’s little house, many riders are nonetheless underneath contract subsequent 12 months.”

“We’re searching for climbers and younger sprinters who can pull off their plan with out a practice,” Vinokourov instructed Het Nieuwsblad. “I have already got just a few concepts, on the finish of the Vuelta we’ll make the choice. We’re additionally searching for younger riders. Within the Tour of the Future I adopted many younger skills, however it’s tough to get somebody there. In the present day, juniors already work with managers. For subsequent season I’ve a most of 5 – 6 locations, so I can’t make a mistake.”

The truth that Vinokourov is now so involved with the way forward for his group can be as a result of Astana Qazaqstan has some monetary safety once more. After the lack of co-sponsor Premier Tech, Astana Motors and Samruk-Kazyna, two Kazakh firms, have joined the group. “We’re good for 3 years. After all, whenever you speak about world budgets, it’s laborious to compete with INEOS, UAE and Jumbo-Visma. You want 30 million for that and we’re removed from that. Our finances is 20 million, that’s no secret.”

The previous skilled bicycle owner can be very completely satisfied about this Vuelta. Though there are solely eight levels left and chief Miguel Ángel López is seventh on the final classification, the Kazakh continues to be aiming for 2 stage wins and a top-5 rating. “That might be great. And why not a podium?”

Vinokourov has his eyes on the Vuelta podium:


Vuelta a España 2022
After a tough begin of los angeles Vuelta’22, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) took the win on Stage 12, a mountain showdown with a summit end at Peñas Blancas. The Olympic champion dropped his breakaway companions contained in the final 2km to say victory forward of Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe) and Marc Soler (UAE Staff Emirates). He’s the primary Ecuadorian rider to win a stage of the Vuelta a España. After a crash in the course of the stage, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) managed his rivals on the ultimate ascent and sprinted to the road forward of all of the GC contenders.


147 riders begin from Salobreña, with out Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious), Boy van Poppel (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Callum Scotson (BikeExchange-Jayco).

The beginning on the flat, forward of a spectacular climbing showdown, conjures up attackers. It takes some 50km of battles for a gaggle of 32 riders to interrupt away: Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), Champoussin (AG2R Citroen), Battistella & Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan), Zambanini (Bahrain Victorious), Fabbro & Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe), Caicedo & Shaw (EF Training-EasyPost), Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers), Bakelants (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Bevin, Goldstein & Hagen (Israel-Premier Tech), Oliveira & Rojas (Movistar), Vervaeke (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl), Craddock (BikeExchange-Jayco), Brenner & Hvideberg (DSM), Tiberi (Trek-Segafredo), Soler, Oliveira & Polanc (UAE Staff Emirates), Taminiaux, Vermeersch & Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Diaz Gallego (Burgos-BH), Canal & Iturria (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Gesbert & Owsian (Arkea-Samsic).

The hole was steady at round 3 minutes, till it all of a sudden rose within the final 100km. With 66km to go, Battistella opened up the battle on the entrance. The Italian teenager had a lead of 1 minute on his chasers till Alpecin-Deceuninck and UAE Staff Emirates riders labored collectively to deliver him again with 42km to go. On the similar second, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) went down on a bend. The younger Belgian rider rapidly bought again on his toes and the tempo within the peloton dropped to let him return along with his teammates Devenyns, Van Wilder and Masnada. The hole to the breakaway nearly reached 12 minutes. The Wolfpack up the velocity in the direction of the ultimate climb of Peñas Blancs (19km at 6.7%). On the backside, the hole was all the way down to 9:45. Fabbro set the tempo within the break whereas Jumbo-Visma and Movistar attempt to put some stress on Evenepoel.

The breakaway steadily slimed down, till Elie Gesbert attacked contained in the final 5km. Jan Polanc tried to counter with 4km to go. Gesbert went once more just a few moments later. However Richard Carapaz struck the ultimate blow 2km from the summit to take the victory forward of Wilco Kelderman and Marc Soler. Within the GC group, Enric Mas (Movistar) had a dig with 6km to go. However Remco Evenepoel was as much as the problem. The Belgian star upped the tempo in the direction of the summit and solely Mas, Primoz Roglič and Juan Ayuso may comply with him all the way in which to the road.

# You may see extra race photographs within the ‘PEZ Stage 12 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “To be sincere, I really feel happiness, as a result of we got here right here with a purpose and the circumstances weren’t in our favour. We had the main target now on attempting to win a stage, and I’m actually proud of that. Bora have been doing nearly all of the work and I waited for the final second. I do know, at 2km for the end, that the final 8 kilometres have been so laborious, and really common. I knew I had one transfer left and I made probably the most out of it. I’m very completely satisfied. Principally as a result of the emotions I hoped for from the beginning are again. I’ve to get pleasure from it. I knew I wasn’t coming with the most effective situation after crashing at residence. After we arrived in Spain after the Netherlands, we hit the mountains and it was a bit sophisticated for me. I moved on mentally to give attention to a stage win. I knew I may do it in La Vuelta. Different years, I got here 2nd, third… It’s the primary time, so I’m moved. There are nonetheless many levels to maintain attempting. We’ve got to benefit from our present stage.”

General chief and Finest Younger Rider, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “The whole lot seems to be fantastic after that tumble. It was a really slippery nook and I believe the motorbikes have been additionally slipping and slowing down a bit, that’s why I needed to chop the nook, but it surely was a bit an excessive amount of”, the Belgian mentioned earlier than the rostrum ceremony, the place he collected each the crimson and the white jerseys. “I felt good on the climb and went with my plan, which was to comply with the others. I did that and it’s a very powerful factor on the finish of the day. The group was as soon as once more nice and I wish to thank them for the quantity of labor they put it. Now I’ll attempt to get better and proceed with our plan, which is to take it stage by stage.”

2nd on the stage and sixth total, Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe): “We needed to get into the breakaway in the present day, but it surely took a very long time till the peloton allow us to go. In the long run, we have been represented by Matteo and me. Our purpose was clearly to take the stage win in the present day. Matteo did a superb job within the breakaway, and significantly on the climb. By way of technique, normally an extended climb like this fits me fairly properly. I believe what we did was prefect. We tried to set a excessive tempo and drop the opposite riders. It was working very well however in the end Carapaz was simply that further bit too robust, however we all know we did our all in the present day.”

third on the stage, Marc Soler (UAE Staff Emirates): “I’m proud of my situation however disenchanted not to have the ability to win once more, Carapaz was simply too robust in the present day. We’ve got an excellent group right here with curiosity additionally within the GC by Ayuso and Almeida so we’re excited for the following a part of the race.”

KOM, Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “I don’t know what occurred there. It was terribly good watts all day and in the long run I simply didn’t have it in the present day. That occurs typically. It was a variety of vitality and I didn’t rating any KOM factors. Hats off to the group, they did all the things completely. If it was a pc sport, it will have all been excellent up till 5km to go but it surely’s not a pc sport. Sadly I didn’t have it in the long run however I can’t fault anybody else however myself.”

Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “The primary week of the Vuelta was very intense and that is one thing you possibly can discover within the peloton. After a somewhat calm day yesterday, a big breakaway obtained an enormous bonus in the present day. A number of riders on this main group handed me within the provisional classification, so I misplaced three positions. On the ultimate climb I primarily targeted by myself effort, attempting to get the most effective out of it with out exploding. Rein Taaramäe stayed by my facet the entire time. He’s spectacular on the climbs, I’m satisfied that he can repeat his efficiency of Colláu Fancuaya, or possibly even win like I did final Sunday. I believe that in the present day’s state of affairs will likely be produced a number of instances within the subsequent ten days, so I hope that Rein can be part of the breakaway on Saturday or on Sunday, the following two mountain prime finishes.”

Vuelta a España Stage 12 Consequence:
1. Richard Carapaz (Eu) INEOS Grenadiers in 4:38:26
2. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:09
3. Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:24
4. Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:26
5. Marco Brenner (Ger) DSM at 0:34
6. Élie Gesbert (Fra) Arkéa Samsic at 0:56
7. Jay Vine (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 1:12
8. Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Israel-Premier Tech at 1:23
9. James Shaw (GB) EF Training-EasyPost at 3:04
10. Matteo Fabbro (Ita) BORA-hansgrohe at 3:17.

Vuelta a España General After Stage 12:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 44:25:09
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 2:41
3. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 3:03
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:06
5. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 4:53
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 6:28
7. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 6:56
8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 7:18
9. Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates at 8:00
10. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 8:05.

Vuelta’22 stage 12:


After three 2nd locations within the early levels of the 2022 Vuelta, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) powered to the win on Stage 13. The Danish 2019 World champion made the a lot of the uphill end in Montilla to beat Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) and Pascal Ackermann (UAE Staff Emirates) after the peloton managed a three-man breakaway on the roads of Andalusia. That is Pedersen’s first victory within the Spanish Grand Tour, a month and a half after he opened up his three-week-event tally within the Tour de France. On the day after his crash in the direction of Peñas Blancas, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) completed the stage safely in the principle peloton.


Stage 13 was a flatter one for the sprinters or the baroudeurs to battle for victory in Montilla. The end was uphill with a remaining straight of 300m at 5%. The beginning was in Ronda.

Three attackers escaped within the first kilometre of the stage: Julius van den Berg (EF Training-EasyPost), Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH) and Joan Bou (Euskatel-Euskadi). Mads Pedersen’s Trek-Segafredo, Kaden Groves’ BikeExchange-Jayco and Bryan Coquard’s Cofidis have been fast to take management of the bunch. The hole by no means bought larger than 3:20. Into the final 50km, Tim Merlier’s Alpecin-Deceuninck and Danny van Poppel’s BORA-hansgrohe additionally be part of the chase. The peloton began the final 30km with a niche of 1:09.

Van den Berg was the primary attacker to be caught, simply after the intermediate dash (14.4km to go). Okamika and Bou have been ultimately reeled in with 9.5km to go. In Montilla, Pascal Ackermann (UAE Staff Emirates) opened up the dash with 500m to go. Pedersen was fast to react and handed the German sprinter. It was too late for Coquard to get close to the Dane regardless of a powerful effort.

# You may see extra race photographs ‘PEZ Stage 13 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “That is tremendous good. We knew that this remaining was tremendous good for me, and the boys have been tremendous targeted all day. I’m simply completely satisfied that I may lastly get the win and provides again the boys one thing again for all of the work they did to this point – it’s very nice for all of us. This morning we had a plan and the entire group was tremendous dedicated. We put stress on the entire group in the present day, and in the long run, I needed to ship. A little bit of stress is all the time good, and it can provide you an additional 10% in a finale like this. I like stress like this, and I like to provide the fellows again what they have been working for. Alex (Kirsch) delivered me within the final nook, so there was nonetheless 800m to go, so it was excellent that Jumbo-Visma made a great laborious tempo and that Pascal Ackerman jumped early. It meant I may soar with him. It was an extended, lengthy dash – a full dash, so a 330m dash in the present day. I don’t care in regards to the 2nd locations, we got here right here for a stage win and now we have now one. It’s simply good to win, after all of the work, not solely from myself however from everybody. I’m simply tremendous completely satisfied that I may lastly give the entire group, not solely riders but in addition the workers, this victory. Whether or not it’s 1 centimetre or 50 meters, it doesn’t matter. A win is a win. It’s tremendous good to have a snug lead within the jersey, but it surely nonetheless would have been good to have Sam (Bennett) right here to maintain combating for the jersey. We’ve got the victory we needed and possibly now we put a bit extra give attention to successful inexperienced. I believe we have now just a few extra levels that match me properly, and this could assist maintain the jersey as properly.”

General chief and Finest Younger Rider, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “It’s been a scorching day and nervous at instances within the peloton, however total, a great stage for us, and I’m proud to proceed sporting this jersey, one of the vital lovely in biking. Now I’ll attempt to get better as greatest as attainable and be prepared for the laborious weekend that we have now forward. The warmth and the fatigue may play a task, however our purpose stays maintaining the crimson jersey and my benefit within the common classification. I believe there will likely be assaults, and the plan is to do my greatest to defend the jersey within the laborious mountains of Saturday and Sunday.”

2nd on the stage, Bryan Coquard (Cofidis): “Perhaps I’ll keep. There’s nonetheless a dash likelihood on Tuesday. After all there are fewer factors to be earned within the Vuelta than in, for instance, plenty of French (one-day) races through which I usually do properly. This 12 months I earned extra UCI factors by successful a stage in Bessèges than by ending second in a stage within the Tour de Suisse. The very fact stays: we haven’t decided but and we’re nonetheless discussing with one another. He (Mads Pedersen) is probably the most effective rider on this Vuelta. Everybody talks about Evenepoel, however Pedersen is admittedly, actually good. I personally nonetheless managed to make up a variety of locations within the final meters, however I made a mistake by not being on Pedersen’s wheel.”

third on the stage, Pascal Ackermann (UAE Staff Emirates): “The group did an ideal job in the present day to accompany me and put me in place earlier than the ultimate. I noticed the five hundred signal and I assumed after the final nook there was a brief distance to the end line and so I took off. Once I bought out of the curve, I noticed that there have been nonetheless 300 meters left and I then realised I began too early. Too dangerous as a result of the legs are there, I hope to make up for it.”

fifth on the stage, Danny van Poppel (BORA-hansgrohe): “The end was a lot more durable than we had anticipated. I believe various riders truly underestimated how steep the finale could be. On these inclines, I didn’t fairly have the punch that was essential to take the win. When Ackermann and Pedersen have been out entrance, I noticed that the end line was nonetheless barely additional away, so I waited a bit, however they have been already too far forward. I attempted my greatest, but it surely wasn’t my day in the long run.”

KOM, Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “Everyone seems to be drained. I’m nonetheless placing out PBs [personal best]. Whether or not I can take it on a regular basis is one other query. It has been fairly flat out so we’ll see what occurs. That’s additionally a motive why I haven’t gone for GC as a result of I actually don’t know the way my physique would react. That is my second Grand Tour. I suppose it was only a dangerous day [on Peñas Blancas]. I spoke to my coach in regards to the numbers going up the climb. I believe I simply went out of my consolation zone when Polanc attacked. Kudos to Carapaz, he performed it actually good all day. There’s a motive why he’s been on the rostrum of a number of Grand Excursions. This week-end, we’ll must see if I am going all in on Sunday, which will likely be from the GC group, I’m fairly assured, or if we unfold my legs throughout each days.”

Vuelta a España Stage 13 Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 3:46:01
2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
3. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE Staff Emirates
4. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain-Victorious
5. Danny van Poppel (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Quentin Pacher (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Jesús Ezquerra (Spa) Burgos-BH
8. Maxim Van Gils (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
10. Urko Berrade (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma.

Vuelta a España General After Stage 13:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 48:11:10
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 2:41
3. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 3:03
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 4:06
5. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 4:53
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 6:28
7. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 6:56
8. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 7:18
9. Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates at 8:00
10. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 8:05.

Vuelta’22 stage 13:


The long-lasting slopes of Sierra de La Pandera led to a brutal showdown that noticed Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) take one other stage win, two days after he tamed Peñas Blancas, whereas Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) efficiently attacked Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl). The Ecuadorian climber was the one rider from the break who managed to remain forward of Miguel Angel López (Astana-Qazaqstan), 2nd on the stage, and Roglič, who got here third and opened a niche of 48 seconds on Evenepoel on the line. This is similar distinction that the Belgian teenager gained within the ITT. Evenepoel retained la Roja with a niche of 1:49 to Roglic and a couple of:43 to Enric Mas (Movistar), on the eve of one other huge mountain stage in Andalusia.


Many riders have an interest within the breakaway. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) is the primary rider on the transfer. His transfer unleashes a flurry of assaults from Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) attempting to interrupt away…

The appropriate transfer ultimately goes after nearly 70km of battles at 50km/h. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan) and Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) open the primary hole. Clément Champoussin (AG2R Citroën), Luis Leon Sanchez (Bahrain Victorious), Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), Filippo Conca (Lotto Soudal), Kenny Elissonde and Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) rapidly be part of them on the entrance. Raul Garcia Pierna (Kern Pharma) and Marco Brenner (DSM) additionally bridge the hole to make it a ten man break with 76km to go. Rémi Cavagna units the tempo for Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl to regulate the hole at round 4 minutes. Mads Pedersen was dropped from the breakaway as they face the ultimate up Puerto de Los Villares (10.4km at 5.5%) and Sierra de la Pandera (8.4km at 7.8%). The peloton was at 3:30.

Alexey Lutsenko opened the battle contained in the final 20km of the stage. Luis Leon Sanchez counter-attacked and went solo excessive. Richard Carapaz joined him with 10km to go. Champoussin joined them with 7km to go whereas the peloton, now led by Jumbo-Visma, path by 2:20. Conca additionally bridges the hole with 5km to go. However the GC group solely path by 1:22 with Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma) setting a powerful tempo. Primoz Roglič attacked 4km from the summit whereas Carapaz is solo on the entrance. Mas and López additionally speed up, Evenepoel struggles. On the line, Carapaz maintains a niche of 8 seconds to López, who completed 2nd on La Pandera behind the early attacker, like he did in 2017 (Rafal Majka received the stage). Roglič was third, 48 seconds forward of Evenepoel.

# You may see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 14 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “In the present day and the opposite day have been two lovely levels for me, for my palmarés and for the group, it’s one thing actually particular. So why not take into consideration a 3rd, that may be actually particular no. We nonetheless have some good stage alternatives forward of us earlier than we arrive in Madrid, so we’ll maintain combating. I used to be a bit afraid that if there had been one other 200 metres that possibly Roglic would have handed me. However I heard on the radio them telling me that they have been coming and that I wanted to speed up a bit extra. So crossing that end line was fairly particular. I began the race with a special goal to what I’ve now, I had it actual clear that I used to be right here for the final classification however in the long run it’s not going to occur and my teammates are a lot stronger. Then once we bought to the mountains in Asturias it was clear that the plan was going to vary a bit. We mentioned that for me to win a stage was going to be actually essential. So we have now targeted on this and the group have actually supported me and it’s particular that we’ve made it, to have two victories within the Vuelta a España is admittedly lovely, it’s an enormous factor to realize. It’s nice for me, for the group, for my future, I’m a rider on a great stage and to win this implies so much to me.”

General chief and eighth on the stage, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “It wasn’t my greatest day, that’s for certain, and I suffered a bit as I didn’t have my greatest legs, however there’s no motive to panic. If this was my dangerous day, then I will be content material with that. It’s essential to get better for Sunday and attempt to defend myself on the robust summit end that we have now on the finish of the stage. The final three kilometres of the climb have been actually steep, and the wind made it unimaginable to remain within the wheel, however I remained calm and saved combating. I can’t say that I’m frightened, as a result of others misplaced time as properly within the earlier days, that’s how a Grand Tour works. The boldness stays on the similar stage and I’m able to do my greatest on the final mountain stage earlier than the remaining day.”

2nd on the stage and sixth total, Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan): “We may see him (Carapaz) within the final kilometre. Primoz and I went all out, but it surely was unimaginable to shut these final seconds. I’m going properly within the Vuelta a España. I hope I can proceed this line. Second once more.”

4th on the stage and seventh total, João Almeida (UAE Staff Emirates): “In the present day we raced full fuel from begin to end. The group got here collectively in the beginning of the day after we had a nervous second with splits. In the long run the legs have been good and I managed a great outcome. Sadly Juan bought caught up with a puncture on the final climb however he managed to avoid wasting the state of affairs. I believe tomorrow goes to be a key stage. I skilled in Sierra Nevada so much this 12 months so know the roads properly and the way laborious they’re.”

sixth on the stage and third total, Enric Mas (Movistar): “On the steeper sections, Roglič was tough to comply with. I needed to make a distinction on that remaining climb. That’s why I went with Roglič. It’s clear that he’s recovering properly, as a result of whether it is right he has barely ridden after the Tour de France, he’ll in all probability solely get higher this Vuelta. Tomorrow guarantees to be one other tough day. I’m glad I took a while again on Evenepoel in the present day and we’re going to make it a pleasant race.”

tenth on the stage and eighth total, Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe): “The plan was to make it into the breakaway in the present day. Sergio initially was in a position to try this, however then his group was introduced again. Then we turned to our different plan, which was for me to attempt for a great outcome. The fellows did as all the time an ideal job to assist deliver me to the ultimate climb, and there I attempted to comply with my very own rhythm. I realised that I don’t actually have the most effective legs in the mean time. However I’m nonetheless going to maintain combating, as there are a variety of levels nonetheless forward of us.”

Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I’m very proud of my stage on this Vuelta, I’m even satisfied that I by no means climbed that properly earlier than. I did all the things I may to affix the breakaway, hoping to repeat my third place on the Colláu Fancuaya. I attacked numerous instances the previous week, however a lot of the levels have a flat begin which signifies that you additionally should be fortunate to change into part of it. These assaults to start with of the stage price me fairly some vitality, however I stayed so long as attainable alongside Louis Meintjes to guard him or to supply him something he wants. We’re fifth within the group classification after two weeks of racing, that’s why I’m very motivated to complete pretty much as good as attainable in every stage. 4 riders of the group are within the prime 30 of the final classification, but in addition our fifth man Julius Johansen wants a particular point out. His devotion and group spirit contribute largely to the performances of the climbers.”

Vuelta a España Stage 14 Consequence:
1. Richard Carapaz (Eu) INEOS Grenadiers in 4:09:27
2. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:08
3. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
4. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:27
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:36
6. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar
7. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 0:51
8. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 0:56
9. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates
10. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:24.

Vuelta a España General After Stage 14:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 52:21:33
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:49
3. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:43
4. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 3:46
5. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 4:53
6. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 6:02
7. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates at 6:49
8. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 6:56
9. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 8:49
10. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 9:12.

Vuelta’22 stage 14:


The best summit end of the 2022 Vuelta hosted a brutal showdown with an all out battle on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada. The younger Dutchman Thymen Arensman (DSM) tamed the 22.3km lengthy climb after he spent the entire stage on the assault. He was the one rider from the break who was in a position to maintain off Enric Mas (Movistar), 2nd, and Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan), third. Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) was underneath stress early on the climb. He managed to retain the crimson jersey however he misplaced time to Mas, López, in addition to Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma). Forward of the ultimate week, the Slovenian 3-time winner of La Vuelta trails by 1:34 and Mas follows at 2:01.


On the eve of the ultimate relaxation day of los angeles Vuelta’22, the peloton wrapped up week 2 with an enormous showdown on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, with a summit end at 2,512m altitude. 145 riders begin from Martos to face the ‘Queen Stage’.

The battle for the break was on from the beginning, with Rohan Dennis among the many first attackers. Primoz Roglič’s Australian teammate was very concerned in making the break. A bunch of 29 riders ultimately bought away on the primary climb of the day, the Cat.3 Puerto del Castillo (summit at 33.8km). Jumbo-Visma had one other rider on the entrance, Sam Oomen. The group additionally contained two Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl riders; Fausto Masnada and Louis Vervaeke. A number of stage winners of La Vuelta: Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers), Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and Marc Soler (UAE Staff Emirates). The winner of the Giro 2022, Jai Hindley (BORA-hansgrohe) and GC contenders similar to DSM’s Thymen Arensman (eleventh at 9:14). Remco Evenepoel’s group was prepared to let the hole enhance. Ben O’Connor’s AG2R Citroën reacted when the hole hit 6:35 midway by the stage. Lawson Craddock (BikeExchange-Jayco) went solo on the entrance. He confronted the climb of the Cat.1 Alto del Purche (9.1km at 7.6%, 110.4km) with a niche of 1:15 to his chasers.

Jay Vine caught him simply earlier than the summit to tighten his stranglehold on the polka-dot jersey. Extra riders bridge throughout to make it a 12 man group in the direction of the ultimate ascent of the day. In the meantime, Jumbo-Visma lifted the tempo within the peloton. Marc Soler (UAE Staff Emirates) went solo on the entrance simply forward of the climb of the Sierra Nevada (22.3km at 6.9%). The GC group exploded with greater than 20km to go. Solely Evenepoel, Roglič, Enric Mas (Movistar), Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan) and O’Connor keep collectively. Soler led the way in which into the final 10km, whereas Arensman set off in pursuit. Behind them, López attacked with 11km to go and will get along with David De la Cruz, who was a part of the break. Mas additionally joined them.

Evenepoel needed to chase whereas Arensman catches Soler and drops him within the final 7km. The younger Dutchman was 1:25 forward of Mas and López. Evenepoel managed the hole to round 25 seconds however he can’t react when Roglič assaults simply forward of the ultimate kilometre. Arensman resists till the road, 1:23 forward of Mas. López finishes 2 seconds additional down. Roglič follows with a niche of 1:44 and Evenepoel crosses the road 36 seconds after Mas. The stage is about for a nail biting remaining week to Madrid.

# You may see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 15 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner and eighth total, Thymen Arensman (DSM): “It’s unbelievable to win right here on the queen stage atop Sierra Nevada,” expressed a jubilant Arensman. “To start with it was actually laborious and we knew it will be robust on the smaller roads like yesterday. The group was actually dedicated to be within the entrance. Joris did a extremely good job, he was always with me within the entrance and I used to be simply following the strikes. It was a extremely laborious tempo so the break glided by power and I made it in, which was excellent as we needed to be in if it was a much bigger group because it was a great day to be within the break. In comparison with yesterday I felt like I used to be struggling on the steeper components however in the long run it turned out the others have been struggling much more. I do know that I like lengthy efforts so the end climb actually suited us. Once I bought the hole over the chasing group after which to Soler, Matt [Winston, Team DSM coach] was simply shouting within the radio giving me encouragement and motivation and I simply went all-in. To then acquire time on the GC guys behind is wonderful. I’m simply actually proud of the victory.”

General chief, Finest Younger Rider and tenth on the stage, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “This morning I felt the legs have been higher than on Saturday, so I remained calm and assured all the time even because the others have been pushing that livid tempo on the backside of the final ascent. It was the primary time in my profession that I completed at this altitude and I saved combating and pushing when the others tried to make issues tough for me. Remaining calm and assured was essential, and I will be content material with how issues went, as I didn’t lose an excessive amount of time. Now it will likely be essential to get better for the ultimate week of the race and maintain a contemporary mindset for the remaining levels. My benefit continues to be a great one, the group continues to do a unprecedented work – you might see that once more in the present day – and we maintain the identical morale and motivation.”

2nd on the stage and third total, Enric Mas (Movistar): “López and I had totally different pursuits. I wish to safe my place on the rostrum, he desires to get it. Perhaps we each held again a bit as a result of we thought the opposite had slightly extra energy. I’m proud of in the present day. Initially of the ultimate climb I used to be too far after a crash, however I used to be in a position to transfer up slowly. Yesterday I didn’t divide my effort properly, I needed to shut the hole too rapidly. In the present day I did properly and in the long run I used to be in a position to break free from the favourites group. I’ve extra confidence in myself. Our pursuits have been totally different. I wish to safe my place on the rostrum, he desires to get it. I’m having a great time and have extra confidence in myself. Nevertheless, we nonetheless discover the issues of some time in the past, they don’t disappear in a single day.”

4th on the stage and KOM, Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck): “[Finishing 4th] is surprising. I used to be struggling a bit after I went for the factors. I needed to bridge a reasonably large hole to get again to Lawson [Craddock] there. After which the entire climb I used to be telling myself: ‘it’s only one extra okay, yet another okay…’ I’m used to the excessive altitude with Andorra however that is the best I’ve ever been. It’s fairly phenomenal to complete behind these guys. It was so enjoyable all day. [29 points in the KOM standings] is an enormous hole. And I believe subsequent week fits me much more. It was good to get a little bit of a buffer in the present day. I don’t assume [Carapaz] was aiming for the factors in the present day, he needed the stage.”

fifth on the stage and 2nd total, Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “In the long run I’m proud of the outcome. It’s all the time higher to realize seconds than to lose them. I didn’t really feel so good in the present day. I solely bought by a bit in the direction of the top. Particularly in the beginning of the climb I didn’t really feel nice, on the prime it was already so much higher. I needed to win the stage, that was the purpose. Nevertheless, I didn’t have the legs for that. It was a really robust climb. I’m wanting ahead to the third week, but it surely’s additionally good that tomorrow is a relaxation day.”

sixth on the stage, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën): “I felt good. It fits me higher when there are a number of climbs. We toughened up the race with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM, in order that was even higher for me. Due to the fellows for all of the work they did in the present day. With the altitude, I needed to handle my climb in order that I by no means exceeded my restrict. I needed to remain on the wheel of Remco (Evenepoel) as a result of it was less than me to work. Primoz (Roglic) attacked within the remaining, it was laborious to comply with him; I gave my most. Congratulations to Arensman for his victory. We tried to shut the hole to him however he did an ideal experience. I’m nonetheless very glad with my day.”

seventh on the stage and 4th total, Juan Ayuso (UAE Staff Emirates): “It was a really lengthy climb at practically 30km and in addition with altitude. I climbed at my very own rhythm – and joined up with Joao, we rode collectively and because of that we have been in a position to end well-up on the classification in the present day, not on the very entrance however very shut. I’m racing daily, every single day my legs are hurting slightly bit extra however I’m completely satisfied the place I’m and it’s good to be so near the rostrum.”

eighth on the stage and tenth total, Jai Hindley (BORA-hansgrohe): “In the present day there may have been two situations: a day for the breakaway, or an enormous battle for the final classification. I knew it was a great alternative to attempt to make it into the breakaway, particularly with the lengthy mountaintop end at excessive altitude. Most of these climbs usually swimsuit me fairly properly, when I’ve good condition. It was good to be up entrance and struggle for the win and giving it a great crack. Sadly, I didn’t have the legs that I’d have hoped for.”

ninth on the stage, Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “It seems like I’ve a aptitude for becoming a member of the early breakaway on this Vuelta. Identical to final week, I confirmed up within the entrance when the breakaway was shaped. The main group was huge, so it wasn’t straightforward to keep up a great cooperation. As a consequence I needed to work rather a lot along with the opposite GC contenders to keep up an honest hole to start out the ultimate climb. On the end I managed to maintain a lot of the GC riders behind me. I will be glad about my day, regardless that I hoped for a second stage win. I’m now eleventh within the provisional classification at solely a handful of seconds from the highest ten. I hope to maintain the momentum to realize a minimum of one place within the classification earlier than Madrid. I’m nonetheless satisfied that this can be a huge problem, as all riders in entrance of me are critical contenders.”

Vuelta a España Stage 15 Consequence:
1. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM in 4:17:17
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 1:23
3. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 1:25
4. Jay Vine (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 1:30
5. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:44
6. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën
7. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates at 1:55
8. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe
9. Louis Meintjes (SA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
10. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 1:59.

Vuelta a España General After Stage 15:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 56:40:49
2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 1:34
3. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:01
4. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates 4:49
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers 5:16
6. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan Staff 5:24
7. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates 7:00
8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 7:05
9. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 8:57
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 11:36.

Vuelta’22 stage 15:


Simac Girls Tour 2022
Lorena Wiebes may have simply taken her third stage win in a row within the Simac Girls Tour on Thursday, however the chief of DSM gave the victory to her teammate Charlotte Kool. Wiebes was the lead-out for Kool and managed to complete second in Gennep.


It took some time earlier than a number one group bought away. Solely after the primary mountain dash, which was received by Lorena Wiebes, 4 riders made up the break: Daniek Hengeveld (GT Krush Tunap), Eline van Rooijen (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG), Justine Ghekiere (Plantur-Pura) and Sophie Wright (UAE Staff ADQ).

Their most lead was 1 minute, however greater than 50 kilometres from the end they have been caught once more. After that, prime groups similar to Jumbo-Visma and DSM took management. There was nonetheless some assaults, however all the things stayed collectively because of the work of Jumbo-Visma till Gennep. Within the dash preparation it was once more DSM that took management. Wiebes hit the entrance surprisingly early, however after it grew to become clear why: she did a lead-out for Charlotte Kool. Wiebes got here second and prolonged her lead within the common classification.


Stage winner, Charlotte Kool (DSM): “In the present day the group did wonderful once more, they did so properly and so they have been all so robust. Elise had some tremendous legs and managed to counter many assaults and maintain us in entrance on the important thing moments, with Leah serving to. Then the finale went so properly with Franzi coming simply in time and Pfeiffer timing her efforts completely. Then Lorena did an enormous lead out by switching tremendous late earlier than the final nook and the one factor I needed to do was end off the wonderful teamwork in the present day. Three wins in a row is admittedly particular and particularly how the group managed to maintain the management over the day – it’s only a honour to complete it off like this.”

General chief and 2nd on the stage, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “Truly, this was our shock in the present day, that we have been going to dash for Charlotte. Our concept was to change positions earlier than the final nook. So I used to be in a position to placed on the dash. I used to be additionally in a position to be part of her in her wheel, so it’s a pleasant 1-2.”

third on the stage, Georgia Baker (BikeExchange-Jayco): “I’m actually proud of third, we thought it was going to be a extremely aggressive race in the present day given there was a few climbs, so we stayed attentive and made certain we rode properly as a group. We thought there could be extra breaks and even {that a} breakaway would keep away for the end line, so we weren’t actually planning to dash. After we realised on the final 16km loop that it will be a dash end, then we mentioned ‘okay, I’ll dash and the ladies would take care of me. The plan was all the time to stay to the precise hand facet as there was robust wind on the final straight, so I simply trusted that and tried to comply with good wheels. Wanting again I in all probability may have been a bit additional up, nearer onto the DSM practice or first into that final nook, however we proceed to be taught as a gaggle and I’m nonetheless actually proud of third place.”

Simac Girls Tour Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM in 3:16:44
2. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM
3. Georgia Baker (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
4. Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
5. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad
6. Mylène de Zoete (Ned) AG Insurance coverage-NXTG Staff
7. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
8. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra
9. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
10. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM.

Simac Girls Tour General After Stage 3:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 9:28:36
2. Charlotte Kool (Ned) DSM at 0:17
3. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:18
4. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:21
5. Lonneke Uneken (Ned) SD Worx at 0:23
6. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra
7. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma at 0:24
8. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM at 0:27
9. Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
10. Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg.

Simac’22 stage 3:


Riejanne Markus received the Fourth Stage of the Simac Girls Tour. The Dutch champion jumped 5 kilometres from the end and held off the thinned peloton.


General chief, Wiebes, was one of many favourites within the fourth stage to Landgraaf, though the stage was much more tough than the earlier levels, this supplied alternatives for different riders. The race course confirmed that the 135.2 kilometre stage by the Limburg hills was harder than the flat earlier days. A number of instances there have been splits within the peloton, however total chief Wiebes was all the time in the precise place and so she would maintain her chief’s jersey.

A couple of riders enlivened the race. Kirstie van Haaften attacked on her personal. Later Anna Henderson joined her. Their lead was by no means greater than 1 minute and the Belgian Julie Van Der Velde was in a position to cross from the peloton with 50 kilometres to go. Van Haaften needed to let Van Der Velde and Henderson go. Van der Velde and Henderson held out for a really very long time within the robust remaining part, which went over the Gulpenerberg, the Kruisberg and the Eyserberg. A number of counter-attacks adopted within the peloton, the escape entered the final kilometres with a lead of round 10 seconds, however this was not sufficient.

After Amanda Spratt and Julie De Wilde have been the primary to catch the 2 leaders, the peloton with Wiebes caught them quickly after. It now appeared just like the stage would end in a dash, particularly as there was no extra climbing within the final kilometres. Riejanne Markus, nevertheless, thought in any other case. After a late assault, she took the victory in Limburg and Wiebes took second place.


Stage winner, Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma): “This was the second to assault and it labored, which is admittedly cool. Carmen (Small, race coach) instructed me to not look again and maintain accelerating till the end line. I knew the chasing hole was about fifteen seconds. That’s not so much, however I didn’t look again and hoped I may make it. We have been actually wanting ahead to it. The earlier levels have been all sprints and it’s tough to beat Lorena (Wiebes). It meant we needed to provide you with one thing and that’s why Anna (Henderson) went on the assault early in the present day. She was just about first within the common classification for a very long time. Solely ten kilometres from the end, she was taken again. When that occurred, I knew it was time for me to assault. I’m actually wanting ahead to it. I’m in good condition and this course fits me completely. And we have now a number of choices. We’re excessive within the standings with 4 riders. Each Karlijn (Swinkels) and Anna (Henderson) are able to a great time trial. We’re in a stable place for the final two days.”

Simac Girls Tour Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 3:38:57
2. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM at 0:14
3. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:15
4. Laura Tomasi (Ita) UAE Staff ADQ
5. Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
6. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma
7. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Soraya Paladin (Ita) Canyon//SRAM
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad.
10. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra.

Simac Girls Tour General After Stage 4:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 13:07:41
2. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:20
3. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) Trek-Segafredo at 0:27
4. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra at 0:29
5. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma at 0:30
6. Soraya Paladin Ita) Canyon//SRAM at 0:33
7. Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
8. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
9. Mischa Bredewold (ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
10. Romy Kasper (Ger) Jumbo-Visma.

Simac’22 stage 4:


Audrey Cordon-Ragot received the time trial Stage 5 of the Simac Girls Tour. The French Trek-Segafredo rider was the quickest over a flat course of 17.8 kilometres. Riejanne Markus and Amanda Spratt have been second and third. Lorena Wiebes rode a powerful time trial and stays the chief on the final classification.


On Saturday, the Simac Girls Tour had time trial. Lorena Wiebes, who received twice within the first 4 levels, was main the final classification. Whether or not that may nonetheless be the case after Saturday’s time trial remained to be seen. There have been 17.8 kilometres in opposition to the clock to be raced. The beginning was in Windraak, the end was in Watersley.

A comparatively quick time trial, the profile of the fifth stage was undulating, however there was by no means actually a climb. A primary goal time got here from Eva Buurman. The 27 year-old of Liv Racing Xstra was the primary to go underneath 27 minutes on the end. Nevertheless, Buurman was not within the scorching seat for lengthy, as a result of a couple of minutes later Lisa Klein went properly underneath her time. Klein clocked a time of 26:21, 38 seconds higher than Buurman. Not a lot later Elisa Uijen crossed the road. The rider of DSM, former European and nationwide junior time trial champion, rode her first time trial with the elite ladies. Uijen completed 10 seconds sooner than Klein. The younger Dutch lady couldn’t get pleasure from it for lengthy, as a result of Lauretta Hanson, Alice Barnes and Amanda Spratt have been sooner. Spratt additionally set a brand new prime time of 25:25, which blew the opposition away.

Then it was time to look out for Julie de Wilde. The younger Belgian rider handed the primary intermediate level in the identical time, however misplaced 3 seconds to Australian Spratt on the end. The subsequent risk got here from Riejanne Markus. The Jumbo-Visma rider additionally handed the intermediate level with the identical time, however rode a powerful second part. Markus went 7 seconds beneath Spratt’s time. 28 year-old Markus was barely within the scorching seat when Audrey Cordon-Ragot set the quickest time. The French Trek-Segafredo rider was 6 seconds sooner than Markus after 8 kilometres. Within the final kilometres the French nationwide champion had a tough time, however Cordon-Ragot was in a position to maintain out to the top. On the end she had a 4 second lead over Markus and the victory went Cordon-Ragot. Wiebes began her time trial properly, however in the long run, Wiebes solely misplaced 21 seconds to stage winner Cordon-Ragot. Consequently, the European champion stays within the lead by 6 second.


Stage winner and 2nd total, Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo): “I knew it was an essential day for the GC however I’m fairly stunned I received. I had good pacing plan, like I’ve had for the reason that starting of the season, and when I’ve a time trial, we’re engaged on it just a few days earlier than. I had a pleasant plan for in the present day, however after yesterday I felt like I had huge legs and felt drained and so we adjusted the plan slightly to go rather less laborious tempo than earlier than. I simply targeted on what I needed to do, and never on the others. Ina (Teutenberg, director) was following me and giving me what watts I needed to do, and different data because it was an actual technical lap. I used to be stunned to be greatest time within the first intermediate time as a result of I didn’t begin full fuel, I began fairly conservatively. However then I may cling on to the top so I’m actually actually completely satisfied. I believe it’s a great reward for my work this complete season, and the way targeted I’ve been on the time trial. I’ve executed good work with the group to get my greatest place on the Pace Idea, and I’ve been coaching so much on it. The perfect would have been to get extra time on Wiebes, however she is in actually prime type. She is having the season of her life, so I’m not tremendous stunned that she nonetheless is within the race lead. Let’s see tomorrow how I get better from in the present day. With out being detrimental, I believe I’m in a great place and I received’t be in disgrace to complete second behind Wiebes as a result of she is admittedly excellent in the mean time. I simply wish to get pleasure from in the present day earlier than considering of tomorrow.”

General chief and fifth on the stage, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “It was a tough TT and I’m completely satisfied to carry onto the GC lead,” mentioned Wiebes after the end. “The roads have been actually acquainted to me as a result of most of them are all coaching roads that we do from the Hold Difficult Heart in order that helped. I’m proud of the efficiency and I’m wanting ahead to tomorrow!”

third on the stage, Amanda Spratt (BikeExchange-Jayco): “It’s positively a little bit of a shock, it’s my first WorldTour podium since my comeback and within the final couple of years, I positively didn’t assume it will be in a time trial. I’m shocked however I’m very completely satisfied, a flat time trial over a brief distance with so many corners should not my greatest power usually however I’ve been working so much on my punch and simply attempting to get that velocity again and it confirmed in the present day. I had actually nice assist from the automotive and simply tried to provide it my all and put the facility down wherever I may. It offers me confidence and it’s good to see the shape constructing. We’ve had just a few traumatic, flat days of racing, so to have the ability to do that on the finish of the tour is admittedly promising.”

Simac Girls Tour Stage 5 Consequence:
1. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) Trek-Segafredo in 25:15
2. Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:04
3. Amanda Spratt (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:11
4. Julie de Wilde (Bel) Plantur-Pura at 0:13
5. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM at 0:21
6. Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:36
7. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:38
8. Alice Barnes (GB) Canyon//SRAM at 0:42
9. Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo at 0:45
10. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma at 0:53.

Simac Girls Tour General After Stage 5:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 13:33:17
2. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) Trek-Segafredo at 0:06
3. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:36
4. Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:40
5. Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:48
6. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma at 1:01
7. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra at 1:03
8. Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg at 1:10
9. Amanda Spratt (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 1:11
10. Julie de Wilde (Bel) Plantur-Pura at 1:14.

Simac’22 stage 5:


Lorena Wiebes is the ultimate total winner of the 2022 Simac Girls Tour. The DSM rider crossed the road in third place on the Last Stage 6 which was greater than sufficient to safe the general victory. The ultimate stage in and round Arnhem was received by Mischa Bredewold.


The peloton accomplished an area circuit of 14 kilometres seven instances, with the Zijpenberg and Beekhuizenseweg each lap. The race then returned to the centre of Arnhem, adopted by 5 extra native laps of 8 kilometres. The 2 bonus sprints and bonus seconds on the end may properly be decisive within the battle for the general win.

After the beginning in Arnhem, the race bought underway pretty rapidly. A barrage of assaults ensued, however no rider managed to take a major hole. After about 20 kilometres, 4 riders managed to arrange an early break. Grossetête Maëlle (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Jeanne Korevaar (Liv Racing Xstra), Kirstie van Haaften (Parkhotel-Valkenburg) and Eline van Rooijen (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG) rapidly took a minute on the peloton. This break was short-lived, because the peloton had lifted the velocity. As a result of excessive tempo, the peloton cut up into two components. Chief Lorena Wiebes was looking out and was within the first choice, however she solely had one teammate within the entrance group. A precarious state of affairs, the competitors additionally realised, and so Wiebes was underneath fireplace from all sides. The Dutch rider, who has twenty victories this season, watched all of the strikes

After greater than 60 kilometres, a brand new main group of three riders emerged. Elynor Bäckstedt (Trek-Segafredo), daughter of ex-pro and Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Bäckstedt, Soraya Paladin (Canyon-SRAM) and Amanda Spratt (BikeExchange-Jayco) have been in a position to reap the benefits of a second of calm. The lead was slowly approaching a minute and so the alarm bells went off within the DSM camp. Spratt began the day ninth total, at 1:11 from Wiebes, and more and more grew to become a risk to the general victory. The lead of Bäckstedt, Paladin and Spratt elevated to properly over 3 minutes and Spratt grew to become the digital chief. With 50 kilometres to go, the distinction was nonetheless 3 minutes. DSM, the group of Wiebes, began to work and Jumbo-Visma additionally determined at one level to assist. Consequently, the lead was diminished.

At 30 kilometres from the end, Spratt, Bäckstedt and Paladin defended a lead of two minutes, however the decline had clearly set in. The three attackers have been caught by the massive group 15 kilometres from the end. This was the sign for a number of riders to assault, however these makes an attempt have been quickly nipped within the bud. It now appeared just like the stage would finish in a dash, however Mischa Bredewold had different concepts. The 22-year-old Dutchwoman of Parkhotel-Valkenburg, who will experience for SD Worx subsequent season, attacked 5 kilometres to go. Bredewold managed to get a niche and was joined by the Italian Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini. These two late attackers held of the chasers to dash for the stage victory. Bredewold had the quickest legs. The dash for third place was simply received by Wiebes.


General winner and third on the stage, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “In the present day was one other laborious stage. Different groups actually put us underneath stress however we had no stress in the course of the race. We misplaced Elise and Charlotte early after their laborious work, and Elise had a mechanical, however we nonetheless had Franzi and Leah on the entrance. We began chasing after the final hilly half and going again to the native laps. Leah did an incredible job. I believe she rode actually strongly and it’s good to complete her profession with us like the way in which we did. We saved Franzi out of the chase so she was extra contemporary for within the remaining. In the long run, two riders bought away however that was fantastic for us as we have been specializing in GC. Anyway, it was additionally one other good third place on the stage and I’m actually proud to take the GC win after the entire wonderful work the ladies did this week.”

Simac Girls Tour Stage 6 Consequence:
1. Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg in 3:52:10
2. Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
3. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM at 0:05
4. Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
5. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
6. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma
7. Chloe Hosking (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
8. Lonneke Uneken (Ned) SD Worx
9. Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
10. Laura Tomasi (Ita) UAE Staff ADQ.

Simac Girls Tour Last General Consequence:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 17:25:28
2. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) Trek-Segafredo at 0:10
3. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:40
4. Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:44
5. Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:52
6. Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg at 0:59
7. Anna Henderson (GB) Jumbo-Visma at 1:05
8. Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing Xstra at 1:07
9. Amanda Spratt (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 1:09
10. Julie de Wilde (Bel) Plantur-Pura at 1:18.

Simac’22 stage 6:


Tour of Britain 2022
Israel-Premier Tech’s Corbin Sturdy claimed the most important highway victory of his profession to this point on Sunday as he claimed the opening stage of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain on the Glenshee Ski Centre in Aberdeenshire.


The Kiwi timed his dash to perfection to pip Omar Fraile (INEOS Grenadiers) to the win on the finish of a stage raced out in inclement climate all through. This victory is Corbin’s second notable victory in Nice Britain up to now month: he additionally received the scratch race on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

A five-rider break had spent a lot of the day away as moist and stormy situations swept the route proper from the beginning in Aberdeen metropolis centre out into the Aberdeenshire countryside. Uno-X Professional Biking rider Martin Urianstad was joined by duos from each Wiv SunGod (Jacob Scott and Matt Teggart) and Human Powered Well being (Matt Gibson and Stephen Bassett) for a quintet that constructed a lead that went out so far as 5 minutes. Bassett and Teggart took the ŠKODA King of the Mountains jersey and Sprints jerseys respectively, whereas Gibson’s reward was a visit to the rostrum for the Adyen Combativity Award.

The group held out till the upper slopes of the climb as much as the Glenshee Ski Centre as Israel-Premier Tech after which INEOS Grenadiers drove the peloton. TRINITY Racing’s Thomas Gloag was the primary to leap, catching the break and briefly threatening to remain away earlier than the bunch reeled everybody in with 1.6 kilometres to go. Richie Porte (INEOS Grenadiers) did the lions share of the work on the entrance, however because the gradual uphill dash unfolded it was the group of Israel-Premier Tech that got here out on prime. Sturdy now holds a four-second lead over Fraile within the common classification, with third-placed stage finisher Anders Halland Johannessen (Uno-X Professional Biking) an additional 2 seconds in arrears. Fifth-placed Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) was the best positioned British rider.

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Stage winner and total chief, Corbin Sturdy (Israel-Premier Tech): “I’ve been desirous to win at this stage on the highway for a very long time and I all the time believed I may but it surely hasn’t been easy crusing, so to get that win is an enormous reduction. Actually simply to show to myself and show to my group that I can race at this stage. I all the time actually get pleasure from racing within the rain truly. I come from Invercargill in New Zealand, proper down the underside and it’s similar to Scotland truly – it felt like residence racing in situations like this, and actually suited me properly. The break appeared like they might have gone all the way in which however then the group, and Alex Dowsett particularly, did an superior job within the closing few kilometres. That is the primary time I’ve come right into a race at this stage with confidence that I can carry out and take a win so there was a few moments within the final then or so kilometres that I bought a wee bit too excited and yeah guys like Mike [Woods] and Dylan [Teuns] simply calmed me down slightly bit which was good. Then it simply opened up on the end and I used to be following Dylan by and I bought on INEOS and was in a position to open up a great dash.”

Tour of Britain Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Corbin Sturdy (NZ) Israel-Premier Tech in 4:36:37
2. Omar Fraile (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers
3. Anders Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X
4. Gonzalo Serrano (Spa) Movistar
5. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8. Oscar Onley (GB) DSM
9. Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X
10. Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè.

Tour of Britain General After Stage 1:
1. Corbin Sturdy (NZ) Israel-Premier Tech in 4:36:27
2. Omar Fraile (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:04
3. Anders Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 0:06
4. Gonzalo Serrano (Spa) Movistar at 0:10
5. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech
7. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8. Oscar Onley (GB) DSM
9. Anthon Charmig (Den) Uno-X
10. Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè.

Britain’22 stage 1:


Wout Poels Extends Two Years with Bahrain Victorious
Wout Poels will experience for Bahrain Victorious within the coming seasons. The 34-year-old climber has prolonged his contract till the top of 2024, his administration company SEG Biking introduced through Twitter. Poels is at present in his third season with Bahrain Victorious.

Poels, who additionally rode for Vacansoleil, Omega Pharma-Fast-Step and Staff Sky up to now, has been racing for the Center East group since 2020. At Bahrain Victorious, the Limburg climber usually rides for others, however at times he’s additionally given the liberty to race for his personal account. Within the spring of 2022 he took the general victory within the Spanish Ruta del Sol race.

Poels sacrificed himself within the Giro d’Italia this 12 months for Mikel Landa, who completed third total. The Dutchman, who has additionally received Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Valencia, additionally made his look within the Vuelta a España this 12 months. Nevertheless, Poels needed to go away after per week as a result of a covid an infection.

His employer, Bahrain Victorious, is greater than glad along with his efficiency and so Poels indicators for 2 years. On the finish of final 12 months, he appeared to have to go away the group, however he was ultimately in a position to re-sign.

Wout Poels to stick with Bahrain Victorious:
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Van Belle Makes Skilled Biking Dream Come True with Staff Jumbo-Visma in 2024
Loe van Belle will likely be a part of the World Tour group of Staff Jumbo-Visma from 2024. The twenty-year-old expertise will proceed to compete in 2023 underneath the Jumbo-Visma Growth Staff identify earlier than transitioning to the core of the Dutch formation the next 12 months.

Van Belle has been a member of the Jumbo-Visma growth group for 2 years. Van Belle, a resident of Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, got here in second this 12 months within the Dutch U23 Championship. He signed a contract that binds him to Staff Jumbo-Visma till 2026.

“Once I joined the event group in 2021, I had the hope to implement knowledgeable contract”, Van Belle says. “It’s wonderful that it’s lastly turning into a actuality. Subsequent 12 months I wish to develop myself on the U23 stage. The next 12 months we go one step larger; then, as knowledgeable. There is no such thing as a higher group to race for as a Dutchman. As well as, I’ve seen that I additionally really feel very a lot at residence right here. I really feel assured due to this long-term contract, which aligns with the group’s imaginative and prescient to provide younger riders time. Step-by-step, I’ll proceed my growth with the group. I’m wanting ahead to it.”

In response to sportive director Merijn Zeeman, Van Belle can flourish as knowledgeable rider. “Loe is steadily creating inside our growth programme. He has nice potential. We’re proud that our growth group is as soon as extra sending a rider to the skilled peloton.”

Van Belle is already the eighth rider to switch from the Jumbo-Visma Growth Staff to the World Tour group, based on Zeeman. It’s a praise to Head of Growth Robbert de Groot and his group.

De Groot regards Van Belle’s swap as a logical step. “Loe has improved steadily since becoming a member of our group. That’s great to see. His development means he’s beginning to distinguish himself within the U23 class. With our assist, we anticipate that he can keep his upward trajectory and ultimately be part of Staff Jumbo-Visma as a helpful skilled rider.”

Loe van Belle turns professional with Jumbo-Visma:
Loe van Belle


Staff DSM Prolong Contracts with Megan Jastrab and Esmée Peperkamp
Staff DSM are completely satisfied to disclose that they’ve prolonged contracts with Megan Jastrab and Esmée Peperkamp to their Ladies’s program. Peperkamp will experience within the group’s colors by 2023, whereas Jastrab will put on the jersey till a minimum of the top of 2025.

Megan Jastrab (USA)
Nonetheless solely 20 years outdated, 2019 junior world champion Jastrab has settled in properly upon becoming a member of Staff DSM in 2021. After a 12 months of little racing in 2020, a mix of sickness and harm plus a give attention to the Tokyo Olympics and observe ambitions there, noticed Jastrab’s debut with the group delayed till the center of the 12 months. But, that didn’t deter the American teenager and in her first stage race on the Simac Girls Tour she rode brilliantly in assist of the group’s objectives; with a dogged combating efficiency within the final hilly stage a selected stand out. This season has seen Jastrab as soon as once more experience strongly to assist the group’s finishers, and he or she’s performed a task in ten Staff DSM victories. Following on from her first Grand Tour expertise on the Giro Donne, Jastrab absolutely seized the chance of being the group’s dash finisher on the latest Tour of Scandinavia; taking an excellent second place on the opening day; which she adopted up with second at MerXem Traditional – and a glimpse of her skills for the long run.

Jastrab mentioned: “I like racing my bike and I’m grateful to have the assist of Staff DSM for the following a number of years to chase my objectives within the sport. I’m wanting ahead to persevering with my growth with the group. I nonetheless have so much to be taught, however I consider this group will present me with the wanted sources and assist as a way to additional my profession in the absolute best manner.”

Staff DSM coach Rudi Kemna added: “Megan has taken some good steps to this point in her opening two seasons with us. As a medallist on the Olympics she has some observe ambitions for the speedy future and that’s one thing as a group we’ll assist her with. Within the long-term we’ll give attention to her highway racing, taking issues step-by-step as she grows as an athlete. We see her as somebody with good potential for the sprints and she will additionally handle quick hills properly too. Alongside being a proficient athlete, off the bike Megan is admittedly switched on and a sensible individual, persevering with her research alongside her professional profession and that’s one thing which helps her at races too, bringing that analytical strategy together with her to our Ladies’s program. We’re wanting ahead to persevering with working with Megan within the years to return.”

Megan Jastrab:
Megan Jastrab

Esmée Peperkamp (NED)
Beginning the game of biking comparatively late, Peperkamp has discovered her toes properly after becoming a member of Staff DSM in the beginning of 2021 and has confirmed to be a helpful group member in her skilled profession to this point. Typically discovered working selflessly on the entrance of the peloton, serving to to chase again the day’s breakaway and organising the group’s finisher. A robust rider on quite a lot of terrain, 2022 has seen Peperkamp develop much more as a rider; claiming her first UCI podium with third within the prologue at Baloise Girls Tour earlier than lately occurring to say her first Ladies’s WorldTour stage stage prime ten end with eighth on the Tour of Scandinavia; a race the place she additionally completed eleventh total whereas serving to the group every day.

Peperkamp mentioned: “Presently I’m having a tough interval after crashing throughout a race, which resulted in a sophisticated collarbone fracture however fortunately, I get all of the assist I would like to totally get better from the group. I’m very completely satisfied that Staff DSM has belief in me and needs me to work with them for an additional 12 months. I really feel at residence within the group and I’m wanting ahead to beginning to race once more with this younger and impressive squad and hopefully obtain a variety of nice outcomes collectively. Within the final 12 months I gained a variety of expertise in driving within the peloton in a extra environment friendly manner and with extra confidence. Subsequent 12 months I want to enhance my climbing qualities and TT expertise even additional with the group.”

Staff DSM head coach Rudi Kemna added: “Esmée is a real group participant, and he or she is all the time prepared to provide her all for her teammates, which is an extremely helpful attribute. In her two years with us to this point, she has developed so much as a rider and we see that she has an enormous engine; able to robust pulls on the entrance of the bunch – whether or not that be on the flat or on the climbs. As she’s nonetheless comparatively new to the skilled peloton, we predict there may be extra room for Esmée to develop even additional with the assistance from our coaches and group of specialists and we’re wanting ahead to persevering with on that journey collectively.”

Esmée Peperkamp:
Esmée Peperkamp


Liane Lippert First Addition to Ever-Stronger 2023 Movistar Staff Roster
German highway race champion – the most effective allrounders within the peloton – indicators three-year contract with TDF, Giro-winning group

The Movistar Staff, the successful squad of this 12 months’s Tour de France Femmes and Giro d’Italia Donne, desires to stay a significant power within the UCI Ladies’s WorldTour in 2023, and so publicizes Thursday the signing of Liane Lippert (Friedrichshafen, GER; 1998), the German highway race champion, who has agreed to a three-year contract (2023-25). She comes from Staff DSM.

Lippert’s arrival sees the Movistar Staff safe yet one more of the world’s greatest skills. Liane is at present in her greatest season to this point, as proven by her 2nd total within the latest Tour of Scandinavia; the nationwide title conquered again in June; or the great stage proven in 2022 over races as various as Amstel Gold / Brabantse Pijl (third at each), the Itzulia (sixth in GC) or the TDF, the place she fought in opposition to the most effective within the mountains regardless of some early crashes.

Lippert, a powerful all-rounder, thus joins a roster that can characteristic subsequent 12 months, amongst many different names, Emma Norsgaard, Arlenis Sierra, Paula Patiño, Spaniards Sheyla Gutiérrez and Sara Martín or the world’s greatest rider, Annemiek van Vleuten, in her farewell season in 2023.

Liane Lippert: “I’m actually excited to affix the group for the following three years. I believe the setting within the group is admittedly nice, and in addition the way in which of working and bettering riders ought to assist me a lot. I’m actually completely satisfied that the group desires to assist me develop stronger sooner or later, deliver me to the following step bodily. I’m already on a extremely excessive stage, however I wish to be taught, particularly from the extra skilled riders within the group, to hopefully win races collectively. From the surface, the Movistar Staff seems like an enormous household, which is an enormous motive why I’m wanting a lot ahead to this.”

Sebastián Unzué: “We’re so completely satisfied to have the ability to announce Liane’s signing with the group. We wish to maintain constructing a powerful future for the group, and he or she’s one of many riders poised to change into a pacesetter of the group as soon as Annemiek ends her profitable profession. She’s a stable rider for every kind of situations, one who will be on the entrance of the bunch close to the top of a very powerful races. She’s additionally somebody who will play a vital position for Annemiek, but I’m additionally certain that having somebody like Van Vleuten by her facet will assist her develop a lot and full her development as the most effective within the discipline. I’d prefer to sincerely thank Liane for her confidence in our undertaking – I’m certain we’re in for 3 years of massive success collectively.”

Liane Lippert:
Richmond - USA - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Liane Lippert (USA) pictured during the Worldchampionships Cycling - Championat du Monde in Richmond - Roadrace junior women - photo’s Wessel van Keuk/Davy Rietbergen/Anton Vos/Dion Kerckhoffs/Cor Vos © 2015


Mischa Bredewold and Femke Markus to Staff SD Worx
4 Parkhotel Valkenburg riders have already made the transfer to Staff SD Worx

Staff SD Worx has strengthened its ranks for the approaching two seasons with the proficient Dutch riders Mischa Bredewold and Femke Markus. The 2 riders comply with Demi Vollering and Lorena Wiebes, who beforehand rode for Parkhotel Valkenburg and made the swap to Staff SD Worx.

Sports activities supervisor Danny Stam has had shut contact with sport director Raymond Rol of Parkhotel Valkenburg for years. Stam: “Parkhotel Valkenburg provides younger ladies a complicated program the place they’ll develop properly. We’ve got shut contact with Rol in regards to the steps these principally younger ladies take. When they’re able to take a step up, Rol informs us. The previous has proven that these riders can then take the following essential step with us.”

Raymond Rol confirms this constructive growth. “The truth that 4 of ‘our’ riders are already with Staff SD Worx has created a great contact. The cooperation with Staff SD Worx makes our group much more enticing to good juniors and promising riders. They realise that Parkhotel Valkenburg provides a great alternative to change into a part of one of many world’s greatest groups within the UCI rankings. For a lot of riders, it’s a dream to at some point race within the Staff SD Worx colors. Along with our coaching and balanced programme, this attainable step by is an additional incentive for younger skills to decide on our group first”, Rol emphasises.

Coming winter, Mischa Bredewold (22 years outdated) and Femke Markus (25 years outdated) will make the swap from Parkhotel Valkenburg to Staff SD Worx. Each riders will signal a two 12 months contract (2023-2024). “In a single or two years, we may have a brand new era within the Netherlands that can set the tone. Mischa Bredewold will be a part of that new era,” says Stam. “She has made good steps in recent times and I believe she will proceed that development in our group.”

Stam can be satisfied that Femke Markus will be capable of make the required steps within the Staff SD Worx colors. She was initially introduced in as a critical reinforcement for the second line inside the group. “However Femke actually has the potential to develop additional inside the group”, Stam is satisfied.

Mischa Bredewold, who hopes to develop primarily within the hilly areas and on the longer climbs, emphasises that the primary dialog with Danny Stam and sport director Anna van der Breggen instantly felt good and acquainted. “After that dialog, through which each expressed confidence in me, it was a logical step for me to decide on Staff SD Worx,” says Bredewold. “I hope to develop in such a manner that I belong to the most effective Dutch riders within the coming years. I do know that Staff SD Worx will give me the chance and the arrogance to take action. I additionally assume it’s a privilege to experience with this collective and to be a part of this tremendous group. If there’s a group the place I can see how one can win races, it’s at Staff SD Worx.”

Femke Markus – Within the Tour’22 KOM jersey:
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Six Days of Bremen Canceled Till 2024 on the Earliest
The Six Days of Bremen won’t happen this 12 months or subsequent 12 months. Usually the occasion takes place yearly in January, however because of the covid-19 pandemic, the final version was held in 2020. The six-day occasion might no longer return till 2024.

The explanations for the cancellation are the reluctance of individuals to purchase tickets as a result of inflation and the unpredictable state of affairs surrounding the covid disaster and the related measures. The chance of operating the occasion from January 13-16, 2023 is due to this fact too nice, based on the German organisers.

The organisers are additionally maintaining an in depth eye on the 2024 version, however it’s tentatively scheduled for January 12-15 of that 12 months. The final Six Days of Bremen, in 2020, was received by the Belgian Kenny De Ketele and the German Nils Politt.

Bremen 2022:


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Matthews and Groenewegen to Lead Staff BikeExchange-Jayco by Maryland, Quebec and Montreal Classics
The trio of North American races, the Maryland, Quebec and Montreal Classics, are again on the biking calendar and Staff BikeExchange-Jayco is worked up to be again racing on the continent, the place it will likely be led by Tour de France stage winners Dylan Groenewegen and Michael Matthews.

The primary cease for the Australian squad will likely be Baltimore, the place the inaugural Maryland Biking Traditional will likely be held after its unique version in 2020 was postponed because of the pandemic. With a course that doesn’t current many lengthy climbs however an total ascent of simply over 2300 metres, Staff BikeExchange-Jayco will attempt to deliver Groenewegen to the finale for a bunch dash.

The next week the group will fly to Canada for 2 classics that additionally return after two pressured years of absence. The 2 Canadian circuits, the primary in Quebec Metropolis and the second in Montreal, all the time produce hectic and enjoyable races for the hundreds of followers that come to see the riders compete.

Matthews will goal to repeat his victories from 2018 and 2019 in Quebec and his victory of 2018 in Montreal.

GreenEDGE Biking additionally has a wealthy historical past of victories on Canadian soil, with Simon Gerrans successful in Quebec in 2012 and 2014, and in addition successful in Montreal in 2014.

Staff BikeExchange-Jayco line-up:
Alexandre Balmer (SUI)
Kevin Colleoni (ITA) – Quebec and Montreal solely
Dylan Groenewegen (NED) – Maryland solely
Damien Howson (AUS)
Tanel Kangert (EST) – Quebec and Montreal solely
Jan Maas (NED)
Michael Matthews (AUS)
Nicholas Schultz (AUS)
Elmar Reinders (NED) – Maryland solely

Michael Matthews: “I’m excited to be racing once more in America, it has been some time since I’ve raced there. My final race there was in Richmond in 2015 on the World Championships and I’m wanting ahead to assembly our American followers once more. We’ve got a powerful group going there and searching on the course it appears to be arrange for a special sort of racing, and we’ll see how the race will evolve. Our major goal is to assist Dylan in Maryland, whereas for Quebec and Montreal I shall give it the most effective shot as these races in all probability swimsuit my type extra, however you by no means know in racing and we will be prepared for various approaches as these races take off.”

Dylan Groenewegen: “I’ve solely raced within the States in 2016 and I’m wanting ahead to going again. That is going to be an essential race for Staff BikeExchange-Jayco and we have now a extremely robust group to ensure we take probably the most out of it. We’ve got varied playing cards to play and certainly if it’s going to come all the way down to a remaining dash we all know we will compete in opposition to anybody. After we go to a race we all the time take part to attempt to win it, and we’ll do the identical additionally in Maryland.”

Matthew White – Head Sport Director: “Maryland is a brand new race for us within the calendar, we have been alleged to race there in 2020 however as a result of Covid it has been postponed within the final two years. We stay up for being again within the USA. It’s an fascinating course, removed from flat with practically 3000 metres of climbing, however with none particular summits. It would certainly be an aggressive race. We all know that once we deliver Dylan to all these races, we’re all the time attacked, however we will likely be prepared for it and struggle for victory.”

“In Canada we’ll play totally different playing cards. We had plenty of successes up to now in Quebec as a group with Simon Gerrans and Matthews. It’s a course that we actually like and we glance ahead being again there after a few years of absence. Montreal is a bit totally different and in addition a more durable course in comparison with when Michael received there. It’s a few laps longer and there’s additionally extra climbing, which could swimsuit a climber higher. We will likely be there to do our greatest and get essential leads to all three races.”

Maryland Biking Traditional, race particulars:
Sunday, 4th September: Sparks to Baltimore, 194km

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec, race particulars:
Friday, ninth September: Quebec Metropolis Circuit, 201.6km

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, race particulars:
Sunday, eleventh September: Montreal Metropolis Circuit, 221.4km

Matthews going to Canada:


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