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EUROTRASH Monday: Remco and all of the Different Biking Information with Video

Remco Evenepoel wraps up his first Grand Tour win within the Vuelta a España, plus the shortened Tour of Britain, Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta, Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec & Montréal and GP de Fourmies, all with video. Patrick Lefevere has his say on Remco Evenepoel’s Vuelta win – TOP STORY. Different information: New sponsor for Bardiani, contracts for Jarne Van de Paar and Bastien Tronchon. Tiago Machado retires. Monday EUROTRASH espresso time.

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TOP STORY: Lefevere After First Grand Tour Victory: “Hopefully the Begin of One thing Formidable”
Patrick Lefevere has already received many Classics and different main races together with his totally different staff over the yr, however now he additionally has an general victory in a Grand Tour. Remco Evenepoel was topped the general winner of the 2022 Vuelta a España on Sunday in Madrid. “Doing this with a Belgian rider can be a nice honour,” stated Lefevere.

In dialog with Het Nieuwsblad, the staff boss was in fact filled with reward for his younger rider, who convincingly secured the general victory within the final mountain stage to the Puerto de Navacerrada on Saturday. “Even me he has shocked with the pace at which he’s rising. However that’s an indication of the nice champions. After Liège-Bastogne-Liège, he clicked.”

“I’m more than happy as a result of there are numerous folks, particularly in Flanders, who’re at all times complaining and being detrimental about him. That he can’t do that and that. And now… Niki Terpstra at all times says ‘whenever you win, you may have associates’. That I’ve many associates right now? I select my associates myself,” laughs Lefevere.

It is usually a milestone for the now 67-year-old Lefevere, that first general victory in a Grand Tour. And but: “It was at all times stated that Fast-Step was the best Traditional staff, however we’ve already completed second right here with Enric Mas and in 2014 we additionally completed second within the Giro with Rigoberto Urán.”

“Hopefully that is the beginning of one thing formidable. Many individuals haven’t skilled that final Belgian general victory of 44 years in the past (Johan De Muynck within the 1978 Giro d’Italia). I used to be already there then, as a result of I rode with Van Impe, Merckx, Maertens and De Muynck. And we’ve solely simply started.”

It was all a bit a lot for younger Remco:


Vuelta a España 2022
Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) surged to victory on the prime of the Alto de Piornal after an all out battle on the mountains of Extremadura on Stage 18 of l. a. Vuelta on Thursday. UAE Crew Emirates upped the ante with 100km to go, Enric Mas (Movistar) and his GC rivals attacked a number of occasions on the ultimate ascent of the day… However the younger Belgian responded. He ultimately caught the early attacker Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) inside the ultimate kilometre and received a 3-man dash in opposition to the Dutch veteran and Mas. Evenepoel takes his second stage win and his thirteenth pink jersey, reaching the longest run on the prime of an general standings of a Grand Tour for a Belgian rider since Johan De Muynck received the Giro 1978 – the final victory to this point for Belgian in a three-week occasion. Evenepoel has three extra days to go to Madrid.


On Thursday, the Vuelta had a mountain stage that includes three categorised climbs and a brand new summit end on the Alto de Piornal. The peloton confronted 192km of racing with 3,550m of climbing. 136 riders began from Trujillo with out Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) and Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), each ailing.

It was an all out battle from the beginning, with the race masking 49.9km within the first hour earlier than a 42-man break acquired away. There was no direct GC risk on the entrance, as Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) was the perfect rider on the general standings in sixteenth place at 26:20. The Ecuadorian climber moved into the lead of the KOM standings after Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was pressured to desert after a crash that additionally concerned Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS Grenadiers), 4th general at 5:20. Enric Mas (Movistar) has two teammates within the break: Nelson Oliveira and Carlos Verona. On the day after Rigoberto Urán’s victory at Monasterio de Tentudia, EF Training-EasyPost had 5 riders on the entrance: Hugh Carthy, Merhawi Kudus, Mark Padun, James Shaw and Julius van den Berg. The likes of Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) are additionally up there.

Remco Evenepoel’s Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl let the break go. The hole went as much as 9 minutes when UAE Crew Emirates turned the race the wrong way up simply forward of the primary climb of the day, the Cat.2 Alto de la Despera, summit at km 109.7. Pascal Ackermann, Juan Sebastian Molano and Brandon McNulty launch João Almeida (sixth general at 6:51). On the summit, the Portuguese rider acquired to his teammate Ivo Oliveira, who was additionally within the break. They introduced the hole right down to 4:45. Astana Qazaqstan drove the bunch for Miguel Angel López, 1:30 down. On the backside of the primary climb of the Cat.1 Alto de Piornal (151.2km), Almeida trailed by 3:15 and the peloton observe at 4 minutes. Carthy attacked on the entrance of the race. Pinot and Sergio Higuita (BORA-hansgrohe) are the primary to react. Carapaz set off in pursuit and bridged the hole in direction of the summit with Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) and Elie Gesbert (Arkea Samsic).

Joao Almeida trailed by 2:30. He now had the assist of Marc Soler. Within the peloton, Miguel Angel López accelerated. Rodriguez struggled to react however the GC group acquired again collectively, 45 seconds behind Almeida. On the backside of the ultimate climb (13.4km at 5.6%), the Almeida group have been at 1:14 and the GC group at 1:49. Gesbert attacked early on the ascent. Gesink joined him on the entrance with 8.5km to go and dropped him a few kilometres later. Within the GC group, Mas attacked for the primary time with 10km to go. Evenepoel counters with 8.5km to go. They get again to the Almeida group. Mas tries once more a number of occasions, however Evenepoel is at all times capable of reply. The duo ultimately catch as much as Gesink with 400m to go. Evenepoel unleashes his uncooked energy to take his second stage win in La Vuelta and tighten his grip on the pink jersey with three days to go to Madrid.

# You possibly can see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 18 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, general chief and Greatest younger Rider, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “I’m very pleased with this victory, it’s one other nice achievement in my life to win a mountain stage in a Grand Tour. It’s an essential success for my confidence and for the morale of the staff, but in addition as a result of it confirmed that I’ve good legs going into the final days of the race. It was a tough stage, with a lot of assaults that got here early, however we remained calm. If there’s one factor I’ve discovered these previous couple of weeks it’s to stay calm. The Vuelta finishes solely in Madrid, so I’m not pondering of the general win in the intervening time. What I can say is that we’ll maintain preventing and we’ll attempt to maintain the jersey. We’ve had a profitable race to this point and we’ll do our greatest to hold pink to Madrid.”

2nd on the stage and general, Enric Mas (Movistar): “It wasn’t actually a climb for me, however the feeling was excellent right now. A couple of months in the past I had quite a lot of hassle descending through the Tour, but it surely went fairly properly right now, in order that’s very constructive for me. The staff labored arduous, so I needed to attempt it. I’ve to congratulate Remco on his stage win, he’s very robust. I do assume it’s a disgrace for Gesink that he couldn’t end it. Something can occur within the Sierra de Guadarrama on Saturday. The arrogance that right now’s stage provides me encourages me to maintain going. I hope to win one other stage, and perhaps the classification. I’ll struggle to the top.”

4th on the stage and tenth general, Jai Hindley (BORA-hansgrohe): “Sergio, Matteo and Danny did job to all get into the big break. In the meantime, again within the peloton, the remainder of the fellows sorted me very properly. On the penultimate climb, there was a very strong tempo and we went full fuel excessive with a lowered GC group. The ultimate climb was extremely hectic however our riders who have been within the break did job to assist me after they fell again. From that time, I simply tried to observe the GC guys and in the long run I used to be fourth. It’s not too dangerous, however hopefully I can attempt once more, as I’m feeling higher and higher day-to-day.”

seventh on the stage and eighth general, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën): “I’m probably not pleased with my consequence right now. I managed the ultimate badly and I could have missed out on the victory. I actually wished to win. I hoped for the final climb to be quick but it surely was purely tactical and I wasted too many bullets unnecessarily. I ought to have waited as a result of I felt very robust and it may have labored. Joao Almeida’s assault didn’t trouble us but it surely made the race enjoyable. I favor when it’s chaotic like right now. The opposite phases of this Vuelta haven’t been arduous sufficient for me. There are two days left to do higher.”

eleventh general and 14th on the stage, Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “The GC contenders made use of the attention-grabbing course to start out the battle exceptionally early. I felt good, I did what I may to observe the perfect climbers within the peloton so long as attainable. Regardless of the lengthy battle, not a lot has modified within the common classification. I’m wanting ahead to the subsequent phases. Immediately was the primary of three arduous days in a row, with Talavera de la Reina on Friday and Puerto de Navacerrada on Saturday. I’m prepared!”

KOM, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “Within the Tour, it was totally different, I actually wished to put on [the mountain jersey]. Right here it was a little bit of a nasty race scenario, as a result of the chief of the mountain crashed and so did my teammate Carlos [Rodriguez]. The reality is that initially I wasn’t going to struggle for the KOM, we have been quite a lot of factors behind and it didn’t make sense to struggle for that. Additionally, it has been tough. Perhaps you don’t need to take it like that, prefer it was right now. I simply hope Vine recovers quickly. In the long run, we noticed that we couldn’t make it and the staff advised me to cease and to assist Carlos, as a result of he was dropping 20 seconds. I’ve tried to assist him as a lot as I may, I believe Carlos had a really dangerous time right now. Now we’ve a jersey and I believe will probably be good to put on it to Madrid. If I can take it residence, significantly better!”

Break rider, Nicolas Prodhomme (AG2R Citroën): “The purpose was for Nans (Peters) or me to get into the breakaway right now and it labored out for each of us. The group among the many riders was tough with so many. The general favorites in the long run caught the break, however we have been capable of work as a relay for Ben (O’Connor) who was very robust right now. We must attempt once more the subsequent two days with a purpose to play for the stage victory or to assist Ben.”

Vuelta a España Stage 18 Consequence:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 4:45:17
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 0:02
3. Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
4. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:13
5. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM
6. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
7. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën
8. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates
9. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan
10. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates.

Vuelta a España Total After Stage 18:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 69:59:12
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:07
3. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates at 5:14
4. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 5:56
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:49
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 7:14
7. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 8:09
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 9:34
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 9:56
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 12:03.

Vuelta’22 stage 18:


Attackers eyed Stage 19 of La Vuelta 22 as one in every of their final alternatives to shine… However Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) had totally different plans and he efficiently executed them with a strong dash in Talavera de la Reina, after 138.3km of racing lined at a excessive pace over the 2 climbs of the day. On the day after he secured the inexperienced jersey, the Danish star put extra emphasis on his dominance within the sprints, claiming his third victory forward of Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) and Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin Deceuninck). Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) safely went via the stage to retain La Roja forward of the ultimate massive showdown within the mountains.


In between the final two excessive finishes of l. a. Vuelta (on Thursday at Alto de Piornal and on Saturday at Puerto de Navacerrada), the peloton face a difficult route round Talavera de la Reina, with two ascents of the Puerto del Pielago (Cat.2) earlier than a end on the flat.

Because the riders face one of many final alternatives to battle for a stage win, the attackers launched one other all out battle from the beginning. Jonathan Caicedo (EF Training-EasyPost), Brandon McNulty (UAE Crew Emirates) and Ander Okamika (Burgos-BH) had a spot of 12 seconds after 10km. Many extra riders wished to make the break and the battle saved going onto the primary climb of the day (summit at 30.3km). Lawson Craddock (BikeExchange) set off in pursuit whereas the hole went as much as 2:40. Chris Harper (Jumbo-Visma) and Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Mikel Bizkarra and Ibai Azurmendi additionally attacked.

Mads Pedersen’s Trek-Segafredo reacted and set a powerful tempo. On the climb, the hole droped from a most of 4:25 to three:45. The chasers have been caught within the valley. And the hole was right down to underneath 1 minute when the race started the second climb of the Puerto del Pielago (summit at 96.1km). Fred Wright’s Bahrain Victorious set the tempo with Mikel Landa and Gino Mäder on the climb. Caicedo, McNulty and Okamika have been reeled in with 49km to go. Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo) managed the race all the best way to Talavera de la Reina. Miles Scotson (Groupama-FDJ) tried to emulate Anthony Roux’s success from 2009 in the identical place, attacking with 1km to go. However there was no stopping Pedersen from one other triumph.

# You possibly can see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 19 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “After a staff effort like right now it’s actually, very nice to provide the boys a victory. I believe this was, by far, the toughest victory for the entire staff, so it’s feeling. I’m actually grateful for the boys right now as a result of with out them there was no probability I may dash on the finish. Our plan was to let a small break go and management it from the start. Nevertheless it was a fairly robust break and it was not straightforward to manage so the entire staff had for use in the best moments. It was positively arduous to manage however man the staff was so, so spectacular. Everybody was so devoted and dealing actually arduous. When the three guys went and one was McNulty it’s not a simple break, so we labored to shut them as quick as attainable. The technique was to shut the hole on the final climb after which hopefully it might be a small peloton. Fortunately the boys have been in a position to do this, after which Bahrain did a very good tempo on the climb for Fred Wright, and from there on, it was about staying centered all the best way to the end. I had Kenny pulling alone for actually lengthy, and Julien and Antonio did a such lead-out whenever you keep in mind they by no means do lead-outs. Actually, actually spectacular; they did tremendous within the final kilometre. It’s by no means straightforward in a finale like this as a result of there are quite a lot of robust guys within the bunch, and if one in every of them assaults within the roundabout I might be the one to shut it, after which it might be arduous to dash so I used to be actually pleased for the pace the boys may maintain in the long run. When Miles Scotson attacked I nonetheless had Antonio Tiberi in entrance of me. Antonio appears skinny however he’s a strong little man so I used to be fairly certain that he may maintain him inside a distance that I may nonetheless cross Miles within the dash. Three wins is greater than we got here right here for in order that in fact is tremendous tremendous good. Tomorrow we simply have to complete the day after which see in Madrid the way it goes, however it doesn’t matter what I believe we may be pleased with these three weeks in Spain.”

Total chief and Greatest Younger Rider, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “The beginning was quick, however issues calmed down as soon as a breakaway shaped after which the second lap was fairly relaxed. I anticipate issues to be fairly totally different on Saturday, we’ve a tough stage scheduled and there’s a risk to see many assaults launched by my opponents from the beginning. We stay assured and hope to do stage.”

2nd on the stage, Fred Wright (Bahrain-Victorious): “I used to be so shut once more to that stage win however Mads was simply too fast. The staff have been wonderful in supporting me right now. I owe this consequence to all of them.” On Primoz Roglič accusing him of inflicting his crash within the Vuelta: “I don’t assume the assertion is truthful to be sincere, because the footage exhibits it was a easy racing incident, however I additionally respect that Primoz was difficult for the pink jersey right here at La Vuelta. And naturally I did ship him a personal message after the stage to see if he was okay.”

sixth on the stage, Jonas Koch (BORA-hansgrohe): “The principle purpose was, in fact, for Jai to keep up his top-10 general, and we supported him accordingly. After surviving the 2 climbs, I then acquired the inexperienced mild for the dash. I’ve to say the fellows supported me very well in preparation for that, and in the long run I completed sixth. I might have preferred to take a bit extra there, however in the long run I’ll additionally gladly take sixth place as properly.”

KOM, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “It was fairly a quick day. After we caught the break, I knew there have been 5 KOM factors up for grabs so I took them as a result of tomorrow is gonna be an essential day. I believe tomorrow might be a really loopy day. There are a lot of issues at play and in our case there’s the KOM. Now that we’ve the jersey and I can defend it, so I’ll attempt to do it, to take a lot of the factors and to maintain it till Madrid. Immediately hasn’t been such day for [Carlos Rodriguez]. He suffered lots originally and the warmth additionally made it a tricky day. I believe he went via the day and we’ll see how he will get up tomorrow.”

Vuelta a España Stage 19 Consequence:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 3:19:11
2. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain-Victorious
3. Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck
4. Ben Turner (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
6. Jonas Koch (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel-Premier Tech
8. Raúl García Pierna (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
9. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan
10. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) INEOS Grenadiers.

Vuelta a España Total After Stage 19:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 73:18:23
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:07
3. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates at 5:14
4. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 5:56
5. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 6:49
6. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 7:14
7. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 8:09
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 9:34
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 9:56
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 12:03.

Vuelta’22 stage 19:


Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) and Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) are the 2 important winners after a gruelling showdown on Stage 20 of l. a. Vuelta. The Ecuadorian climber attacked early within the stage to chase his third stage victory a number of seconds forward of the GC contenders, after an all out battle over the summits of the Sierra de Guadarrama. The younger Belgian star responded to each assault to retain the general lead on the eve of the ultimate stage. His tears after he crossed the road confirmed the magnitude of this second for him and for Belgians, 44 years after their final victory in a Grand Tour (Johan De Muynck within the Giro 1978).


The ultimate showdown of the 2022 Vuelta took the riders into the Sierra de Guadarrama with 5 main climbs including as much as 3,840m of climbing on the best way to Puerto de Navacerrada. The 134 finishers of stage 19 begin from Moralzarzal to face iconic climbs that noticed Fabio Aru beat Tom Dumoulin in 2015.

The final uphill challenges encourage attackers on the eve of the ultimate stage in Madrid. Clément Champoussin (AG2R Citroën), Ruben Fernandez (Cofidis), Xandro Meurisse, Robert Stannard (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Dani Navarro (Burgos-BH), Joan Bou (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Simon Guglielmi (Arkea Samsic) are the primary riders to actually make the break, after 11km of battles. Remco Evenepoel’s Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl are keen to allow them to go however an all out battle is launched on the cat-1 Puerto de Navacerrada, 25km into the stage. On the summit, Fernandez, Meurisse, Stannard, Navarro and Guglielmi have been 40 seconds forward of a chase group led by Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers). Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) have been additionally on the transfer. A few days after his crash, Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS Grenadiers) was dropped. Marc Soler (UAE Crew Emirates) bridged the hole to the entrance of the race on the next descent. Into the valley, the Spaniard saved pushing with Stannard whereas the remainder of the leaders dropped again to a chase group with 24 riders. The peloton let the hole improve to six minutes.

BORA-hansgrohe reacted as Louis Meintjes threatened Jai Hindley’s place within the prime 10. On the subsequent climb, the cat-2 Puerto de Navafria (summit at 92.8km), Thibaut Pinot units off in pursuit. Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) and Gregor Mühlberger (Movistar) joined him. They reached the entrance of the race with 68km to go. The chase group trailed by 1:10 and the peloton by 5 minutes. The attackers acquired collectively on the Cat.2 Puerto de Canencia (126.8km). On the penultimate ascent of the 2022 Vuelta, the Cat.1 Puerto de la Morcuera (143.7km), three riders acquired away on the entrance: Carapaz, Meintjes and Sergio Higuita (BORA-hansgrohe). Movistar up the ante and Enric Mas attacked contained in the final 4km of the climb, however his GC rivals responded. The main trio confronted the ultimate climb, the Cat.1 Puerto de Cotos (174.3km), with a spot of 45 seconds to a 7-man chase group with Valverde. Soler pulled the GC group with a spot of 1:25. Carapaz and Higuita set off 9km from the summit. Miguel Angel López (Astana Qazaqstan) is probably the most aggressive rider from the GC group, however Juan Ayuso (UAE Crew Emirates) defended his podium place. Carapaz attacked simply forward of the summit. He drops Higuita and ultimately holds off Thymen Arensman (DSM) by 8 seconds. The GC contenders end collectively, aside from Rodriguez, and Evenepoel all however seals the general victory.

# You possibly can see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 20 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner and KOM, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “Sure [it’s the best of the three victories]. I used to be concentrating on this present day, I knew it was crucial. We knew it was a brilliant arduous stage as a result of there have been so many issues at play, particularly within the GC. I rode my method, being sensible, making my strikes once I needed to. Then I loved quite a lot of assist from the breakaway riders, it was crucial for me, and in the long run I knew I may assault within the finale and win right here. The reality is I’m very moved, it’s a really good victory for me. Above all, I believe it exhibits the kind of rider I’m. To struggle for the KOM was one of many objectives. At the beginning, with out going loopy, I went within the splits, I attempted to be up there. Then we knew it was a really arduous stage and riders have been dropping floor. For me, it’s spectacular to have the ability to win a stage with this jersey which suggests lots to me. I’m very moved. Immediately I noticed quite a lot of Ecuadorians cheering for me on the roads. I hope they loved the race.”

Total chief, Greatest Younger Rider and sixth on the stage, Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “I don’t know what’s going via my head and physique in the intervening time. The one factor I do know is that I’m pleased. Completely satisfied {that a} dream got here true and that I proved what I’m able to. Completely satisfied that I’m the primary to win a Grand Tour for Patrick and pleased I did it on this incredible staff. I didn’t sleep an excessive amount of final evening, and this morning, earlier than the beginning, I used to be fairly burdened, however through the race I felt higher and was relaxed, having confidence in myself and the Wolfpack. I knew that each one I needed to do was management and observe my opponents, and every part ran easily, simply as we wished. That is the most important victory, the most important second of my profession, and it feels unimaginable. It’s for my dad and mom, my fiancée, my teammates. It’s the results of many weeks and months of arduous work and sacrifices and at all times believing in your self. I really like racing in Spain, I’ve had success right here since my first professional season and to win La Vuelta is a dream. It wasn’t straightforward, I had some stiff opposition, however I did it and I can’t inform you how a lot this implies for me.”

2nd general and fifth on the stage, Enric Mas (Movistar): “We made it a gorgeous Vuelta. It was very powerful, it was a protracted day. We ought to be pleased. We tried, however we didn’t acquire a lot time within the mountain phases. We nonetheless have to coach for the time trial. I didn’t lose a lot time within the mountain phases. I’m very pleased with the staff. We turned it into a gorgeous Vuelta. It’s now the third time that I’m second within the Vuelta, however it is a particular one for me as a result of I’ve had a tough interval. I need to thank everybody who believed in me, particularly the staff.”

2nd on the stage and sixth general, Thymen Arensman (DSM): “We knew it might be a very arduous day however the entire staff was ready for it. We made certain to start with {that a} harmful break didn’t get away. On the primary climb it was a very arduous tempo however Marco and Joris did a very good job. I felt fairly good already on that first climb, I used to be at all times in management and never struggling – and I knew I had good legs. Throughout the stage we sat collectively properly and the fellows made certain that I had every part I wanted. When the second final climb got here we knew that the race would explode. It felt actually good when Mas made his assault and solely Evenepoel adopted after which I used to be the one different one who may shortly get within the wheel – that gave me extra confidence. Excessive we have been in a small group and naturally I went arduous however I felt like I nonetheless had one thing left, after which it got here again collectively. UAE then set a pleasant tempo on the final climb and Rodriguez dropped. I requested Matt within the automobile what the hole was once we have been on the plateau, and I simply went for it on a bit of kicker. I went full fuel within the final 4 kilometres and in the long run it was sufficient to take second on the stage and overtake Rodriguez on the GC. To take sixth on GC is a very nice achievement and we’ll be certain to attempt to maintain onto that tomorrow.”

third on the stage and general, Juan Ayuso (UAE Crew Emirates): “It’s unimaginable, I can’t imagine it. I took this Vuelta on day-to-day with none big expectation and simply specializing in getting via it and doing my finest. To complete on the rostrum is one thing unimaginable and now it’s time to take pleasure in it with my staff, household and associates. We tried to go for the stage once more right now however simply fell quick, although Joao managed to realize time to maneuver up additionally so all issues thought of we’re more than happy as a squad.”

seventh on the stage, Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I’ve no regrets, I’m proud on the best way I raced right now. I gave the perfect of myself one final time. Due to the time gaps and the shortage of collaboration from a number of riders in my group, the return of the favorites was unavoidable. However I’m very pleased about my Vuelta and my stage victory on Les Praeres. As soon as we arrive in Madrid, I can take pleasure in some relaxation.”

tenth on the stage, Sergio Higuita (BORA-hansgrohe): “It was a very arduous day right now, however we knew it wouldn’t be straightforward. There have been some fairly robust riders within the break, so it was group, and I used to be happy to have made it into that group. When Meintjes attacked, I attempted to observe him together with Carapaz. I stayed with him on the ultimate climb, and we labored collectively to construct up our benefit. When he attacked, I once more tried to observe, however he was simply too robust. When the GC group caught up, I attempted to assist Jai to get consequence within the dash and likewise to keep up his prime 10 within the GC. Actually, I felt good right now, in comparison with earlier days at this Vuelta, so that could be a good signal, and I’m happy with my journey.”

Vuelta a España Stage 20 Consequence:
1. Richard Carapaz (Eu) INEOS Grenadiers in 4:41:34
2. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 0:08
3. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:13
4. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe
5. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar
6. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 0:15
7. Louis Meintjes (SA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan
9. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 0:17
10. Sergio Higuita (Col) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:32.

Vuelta a España Total After Stage 20:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 78:00:12
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:05
3. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates at 5:08
4. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 5:56
5. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 7:16
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 7:56
7. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:57
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 10:30
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 11:04
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 12:01.

Vuelta’22 stage 20:


Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Crew Emirates) claimed a shock victory in Madrid on the Closing Stage 21, edging Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and his sprinter teammate Pascal Ackermann (UAE Crew Emirates). Remco Evenepoel (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) went safely via the stage to win the 2022 Vuelta, his first Grand Tour victory, at 22 years previous, a number of months after successful Liège-Bastogne-Liège, his first Monument. The final Belgian success in a Grand Tour dates again to 1978. Enric Mas (Movistar) and Juan Ayuso (UAE Crew Emirates) joined him on the rostrum. The peloton additionally honoured Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan) of their final Grand Tour stage.


The ultimate stage of l. a. Vuelta’22 takes the riders from Las Rozas to Madrid, the place the winners might be topped on the enduring circuit across the Spanish capital, the 2022 World Capital of Sport. The 134 finishers from stage 20 began on Sunday afternoon.

Following custom, the primary a part of the stage was devoted to celebrating the heroes of the race. Remco Evenepoel, set to turn into the youngest winner of La Vuelta since Angelino Soler in 1961, takes an image together with his Wolfpack, sporting a particular jersey for the event with a pink band that includes the names of his companions for this profitable journey from the Netherlands: Julian, Rémi, Dries, Fausto, Pieter, Ilan and Louis. The peloton additionally pays tribute to Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan), two icons of biking within the twenty first century, who’re driving their final Grand Tour. The Spaniard is the primary rider to cross the road after the peloton let him share his second with the crowds. The riders then confronted 9 laps of 5.8km.

Luke Plapp (INEOS Grenadiers) and Julius Johansen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) opened a spot of 10 seconds with 43km to go. Xabier Mikel Azparren (Euskaltel-Euskadi) tried to affix them on the entrance however he’s shortly caught by the peloton, led by Mads Pedersen’s Trek-Segafredo, Tim Merlier’s Alpecin-Deceuninck, Kaden Groves’ BikeExchange-Jayco and Danny van Poppel’s BORA-hansgrohe. With 5 laps to go, the 2 leaders had 20 seconds. The hole stays secure into the final 10km. And Plapp and Johansen resist till UAE Crew Emirates launch a powerful lead-out prepare contained in the final kilometre. In the long run, Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Crew Emirates) took victory forward of Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and his chief Pascal Ackermann.

# You possibly can see extra race photographs in the ‘PEZ Stage 21 Report’ HERE. #


Stage winner, Sebastian Molano (UAE Crew Emirates): “I’m nonetheless processing this victory, I’m so pleased. The purpose was to go for the dash with Ackermann. I had actually goos legs right now. I jumped with 300m and I noticed that Pedersen was coming so I knew I needed to maintain the pace as much as keep in entrance or in order that Pascal may come across the different facet. I needed to maintain pushing. It’s the top of a gorgeous Vuelta for all of us within the staff. I’d prefer to dedicate this victory to my mom and my household.”

Closing general winner and Greatest Younger Rider, Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “The feelings are nonetheless excessive. I can’t describe what it means to take my first Grand Tour and to be on the rostrum along with my excellent teammates, it’s one thing actually particular that I’ll always remember. I labored arduous for this, I made quite a lot of sacrifices and I’m pleased all of it paid off right here in Spain. I’m proud to see the assist of these at residence, I’m grateful for that, as I’m for the incredible assist I’ve repeatedly acquired your entire time from my staff and my household. I’m pleased to be a part of this very good staff and overwhelmed with what I achieved.”

2nd general, Enric Mas (Movistar): “To start with, I’d prefer to thank all individuals who have been by my facet in difficult occasions like those I went via over the previous couple of months. The individuals who have labored with me to repair them, my spouse, my household, the entire staff and all followers who have been there always. As I stated yesterday, coming from the place we got here 45 days in the past, making the La Vuelta podium is one thing so lovely for me and the entire Movistar Crew. We at all times went day-by-day, with serenity, tackling one stage at a time. Truly, the one day I had totally tackled and put my eyes on beforehand was the ultimate mountain stage within the Sierra de Guadarrama, the place we didn’t, sadly, have the legs to attempt it. However that is biking for you – generally you do properly, generally you don’t. Fortunately, on this Vuelta issues turned out fairly properly, and I can solely be glad about that. Tirreno, Itzulia, Dauphiné, TDF – each single one in every of them had introduced crashes or setbacks, and ending my stage race season like that is so thrilling, and offers me hope for the long run.”

third general, Juan Ayuso (UAE Crew Emirates): “It’s a dream to be on the rostrum on this my first Vuelta a España. I got here in initially taking it day-to-day and gaining expertise, probably not understanding what my limits have been and I’m thrilled I may do that consequence with this nice group of fellows. We raced very well for the entire three weeks and completed it off properly right now with Molano was the icing on the cake. It was excellent.”

eighth general, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën): “Ending eighth within the Vuelta a Espana makes me proud. That is my second top-10 at a grand tour in two years and it exhibits the consistency in my outcomes. I believe I’ll end the place I should be. I had a tough first week after which began to really feel higher. The 20th stage yesterday was not straightforward for me both; I utterly exploded however I managed to maintain my place and I’m pleased about that. These are good efforts and a brand new expertise that I can be taught from for the remainder of my profession.”

tenth general, Jai Hindley (BORA-hansgrohe): “I believe we may be happy with our efficiency at this Vuelta. We had two stage wins with Sam, and virtually daily we raced competitively for good outcomes. We additionally took a number of podium locations and persistently tried to combine issues up on the phases. By way of the overall classification, I believe it wasn’t my perfect race. Nonetheless, I’m nonetheless pleased to take a prime 10 end general. It’s truthfully been fairly powerful to journey for GC at two Grand Excursions in a single season. Nonetheless, within the staff there was at all times environment, and the fellows labored properly collectively in pursuit of our objectives, and I really loved the previous three weeks of racing.”

fifth on the stage, Danny van Poppel (BORA-hansgrohe): “We had massive ambitions on the dash phases and with two wins from Sam we additionally fulfilled these objectives. However sadly he needed to depart the race, and so when that occurred, I acquired the possibility on the remaining dash phases. I used to be shut a few occasions, however sadly it wasn’t fairly sufficient for a win. However, I believe I may be glad with my efficiency.”

Factors winner, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “Once more right now my staff did a very actually good work. We had a very good place within the final nook. We hoped that the bunch would do sort of a cease and go, so we may come a bit from behind. UAE did it actually excellent and managed to have virtually the entire staff within the final nook. They did like a Professional Biking Supervisor dash, so massive congrats to them. Then, I simply didn’t have the legs to previous. I’m simply tremendous tremendous pleased for this Vuelta, it was above all of the expectations we got here right here with. To have the inexperienced jersey right here and three wins is absolutely particular. I’m actually grateful for the entire staff to maintain preventing. I believe we confirmed {that a} staff with several types of riders can struggle for sprints. Everybody was digging so deep daily.”

KOM, Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers): “Till the final day it has been a tough fought Vuelta, we have been nonetheless flying on the circuit. The reality is we depart very pleased: a jersey, three phases, nothing dangerous for me! I’m very pleased after such a particular and totally different Vuelta. It makes you need to return and to repeat it. Right here in La Vuelta, the perfect win was yesterday’s [stage 20]. It has been unimaginable, for actual. I used to be capable of handle my effort and to complete alone with the king of the mountains jersey, it was spectacular.”

Most Combative Rider, Marc Soler (UAE Crew Emirates): “I by no means thought of being probably the most combative rider, I simply did my race. I’ve tried to provide probably the most in each stage, each to assist the staff and for myself. In the long run, it’s a prize I’m very pleased to get and I can solely have fun it. I believe the staff has been racing at a really excessive degree: the rostrum with Juan [Ayuso], the staff standings, two stage wins… I believe we may be very pleased. To be on the rostrum at 19 years previous in a Grand Tour is essential. Let’s maintain working and the perfect shall come.”

Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I’m proud that I attempted every part till the final second to complete within the prime ten of the overall classification of this Vuelta. Identical to within the Tour de France, I participated to the GC battle in an offensive method, by going into breakaways. This resulted in a second place on Alpe d’Huez in July and a victory on Les Praeres two weeks in the past, amongst others. Till now I’ve been in race mode, even right now I made severe efforts to remain concentrated. I’m wanting ahead to a properly deserved relaxation interval now. Within the subsequent days I’ll in all probability totally realise what I achieved. Not solely on this Vuelta, as a result of there have been so many good moments this season!”

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): “It’s been a Vuelta filled with feelings for me. It’s not a day’s emotion just like the one you’re feeling with a victory, which is extra an instantaneous factor, an explosion, however a long-standing emotion which I’ve been having fun with daily, so, a lot. I need to thank all people for his or her assist during the last three weeks, and La Vuelta, for every part that it’s given to me. I’ll certainly come again, even when not as a rider. I’m going to take pleasure in a lot with every part I’ve acquired and achieved, and I’ll assist the staff to the fullest. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless some races left within the season and my profession. I’ll be competing in Italy through the month of October, planning to finish at Il Lombardia.”

Vuelta a España Stage 21 Consequence:
1. Juan Sebastián Molano (Col) UAE Crew Emirates in 2:26:36
2. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
3. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE Crew Emirates
4. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
5. Danny van Poppel (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
7. Fred Wright (GB) Bahrain-Victorious
8. Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck
9. Ben Turner (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
10. Cedric Beullens (Bel) Lotto Soudal.

Vuelta a España Closing Total Consequence:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl in 80:26:59
2. Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar at 2:02
3. Juan Ayuso (Spa) UAE Crew Emirates at 4:57
4. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana Qazaqstan at 5:56
5. João Almeida (Por) UAE Crew Emirates at 7:24
6. Thymen Arensman (Ned) DSM at 7:45
7. Carlos Rodríguez (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 7:57
8. Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën at 10:30
9. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 11:04
10. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 12:01.

Vuelta’22 stage 21:


Tour of Britain 2022
Belgian rider Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe) sprinted to the most important victory of his profession on Stage 5 of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on Thursday. Meeus edged out Stanisław Aniolkowski (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) as residence favorite Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) positioned third to realize 4 seconds on race chief Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar). Pidcock, second general, now sits 3 seconds again on Serrano and can also be wearer of the Dodl by AJ Bell factors jersey, with teammate Omar Fraile in third at 7 seconds in arrears.


24-year-old Meeus from Lommel in Belgium adopted up on his fifth place in Sunderland on stage three on Tuesday by taking the win because the bunch picked up the final rider of the day’s breakaway – Ribble Weldtite’s Zeb Kyffin – on the outskirts of Mansfield. As each the final standing member of the breakaway, and the person who had initiated it 4 hours beforehand, Kyffin was rewarded with the day’s Adyen Combativity Award whereas each Matt Teggart (Wiv SunGod) and Mathijs Paasschens (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB) saved their Sprints and ŠKODA King of the Mountains jerseys following stage 5. Movistar’s Serrano retains the pink AJ Bell chief’s jersey for a second stage coming residence safely throughout the bunch in twenty first place.


Stage winner, Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe): “To start with I’ve to thank all my teammates. They have been dedicated 100% right now and it’s particular to really feel this type of spirit. We hit the entrance on the proper second and likewise knew we needed to take the final nook outdoors due to the obstacles. I nonetheless had good legs in the long run and will transfer within the bunch with out taking an excessive amount of danger. The dash was excellent, additionally the timing was proper. It’s a great feeling to be again on prime of the rostrum after all of the setbacks I had to this point this season.”

Closing general winner, Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar): “I’m very pleased. The Tour of Britain is an excellent race. There’s lots of people within the streets, and right now it was unimaginable. I’m very pleased with these three days. I don’t know whether it is attainable to win general, but it surely’s okay. Immediately was a busy day, a breakaway within the first kilometres of the stage and I believe right now is excellent for us.”

third on the stage and 2nd general, Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers): “It was a profitable day – that that was what we deliberate initially of the day. We managed the break, wished to verify there was nothing harmful occurring there, do lead out and attempt to get some bonus seconds and that’s what we did. I don’t assume I’m fast sufficient to win a bunch dash however getting some bonus seconds is precisely what we wished to do. We did lead out. We have been fairly far ahead in the long run but it surely was a busy end. Small groups, nobody actually taking it up, nobody having a full staff right here only for the lead out, so it was hectic, not a lot management. I adopted fairly properly, and simply beat Sam [Watson] on the road. Three seconds is quite a lot of time bonuses on the street. After all, that’s what the purpose is. I believe I actually tousled on the primary day, that’s in all probability what stage I may have completed higher on.”

Following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the organisers of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain
confirmed that phases six, seven and eight is not going to happen. This resolution has been taken in session with stakeholders and companions in mild of operational circumstances, together with the comprehensible reassignment of police useful resource at the moment. Subsequently, the ultimate standings might be taken following the conclusion of stage 5 on Thursday 8 September. The winner of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain 2022 might be Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar). Moreover, the respective classification leaders – Tom Pidcock (Dodl by AJ Bell factors), Mathijs Paasschens (ŠKODA King of the Mountains) and Matthew Teggart ( Sprints) – may also be declared the winners of these competitions. The Tour of Britain organisation, alongside the groups, riders and officers concerned within the occasion, ship their deepest condolences to the Royal Household at this unhappy time.

Tour of Britain Stage 5 Consequence:
1. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe in 4:21:46
2. Stanisław Aniołkowski (Pol) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
3. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
4. Samuel Watson (GB) Nice Britain
5. Aaron Van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
6. Nicolò Parisini (Ita) Crew Qhubeka
7. Martin Marcellusi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
9. Corbin Robust (NZ) Israel-Premier Tech
10. Jim Brown (GB) WiV SunGod.

Tour of Britain Closing Total Consequence:
1. Gonzalo Serrano (Spa) Movistar in 20:53:01
2. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:03
3. Omar Fraile (Spa) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:07
4. Benjamin Perry (Can) WiV SunGod
5. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:10
6. Corbin Robust (NZ) Israel-Premier Tech at 0:14
7. Mathijs Paasschens (Ned) Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB at 0:17
8. Jake Stewart (GB) Nice Britain at 0:22
9. Alessandro Iacchi (Ita) Crew Qhubeka at 0:24
10. Magnus Sheffield (USA) INEOS Grenadiers.

Britain’22 Stage 5:


Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta 2022
Annemiek van Vleuten took a double within the Ceratizit Problem, the Vuelta a España for girls. The Movistar chief was by far the perfect on the second stage, the Queen stage of 105.9 kilometres round Colindres. Van Vleuten attacked solo for 28 kilometres and took over the chief’s jersey from Elisa Longo Borghini.


Within the opening kilometres there have been assaults from Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer and Maaike Coljé, however they didn’t get away. Lucinda Model (Trek-Segafredo) and Sarah Roy (Canyon//SRAM) managed to do this. They stayed away to cross the Alto Fuente Las Varas, the Alto Cruz de Usaño and the Campo Loyal.

Total chief Elisa Longo Borghini crashed, however she was capable of return in time for the final two climbs of the day; the Fuente las Varas (6km at 6.2%) and Campo la Cruz (3.2km at 8%). On that first closing climb, Annemiek van Vleuten made an assault. Demi Vollering and Elisa Longo Borghini have been capable of maintain her wheel, however 3 kilometres from the highest they have been unable to observe one other assault from Van Vleuten. The Movistar chief needed to take again 25 seconds on Longo Borghini after the staff time trial, she quickly had it again.

On the prime of Fuente las Varas, Van Vleuten was 45 seconds forward of Vollering and 1:05 forward of Longo Borghini and Liane Lippert. On the descent, the pursuers got here collectively, solely to lose time once more on Van Vleuten on the Campo la Cruz. The highest favorite prolonged her result in 2 minutes and went on to the end in Colindres. Van Vleuten rode to the stage win and the lead on the overall classification. Behind her, the co-operation was not good, as a result of Longo Borghini rode away from Vollering and Lippert. They got here collectively once more within the tough closing in direction of Colindres and needed to restrict the harm. In the long run Longo Borghini crossed the end line at 2:16 minutes behind Van Vleuten, forward of Lippert and Vollering. The primary group behind adopted at 2:50.

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Stage winner and general chief, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “Nevertheless it was actually good teamwork and that makes it further particular. We made it tough on the third climb and arrange the assault collectively. It was a brief stage, so I do know it must be powerful. I actually wanted the staff for that. We determined collectively to do this from the third climb. So everybody was already struggling earlier than I attacked. I had no thought after the Tour. I took a while off after which began coaching once more. I’ve additionally simply returned from an altitude coaching interval. It is usually solely the second day of the Vuelta. That’s totally different from the Tour, once I made my assault on the seventh day. Now everybody remains to be contemporary. This was the hardest stage, but it surely’s not over to Madrid but. Within the fourth stage, the wind can nonetheless play a job, for instance.”

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten Movistar in 2:56:30
2. Elisa Longo Borghini Trek-Segafredo at 2:16
3. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM
4. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:50
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM
9. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM
10. Anna Shackley (GB) SD Worx.

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Total After Stage 2:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 3:20:16
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 1:55
3. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 2:24
4. Ane Santesteban (Spa) BikeExchange-Jayco at 2:41
5. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM
6. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:46
7. Anna Shackley (GB) SD Worx at 2:58
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 3:19
9. Brodie Chapman (Aus) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 3:32
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 3:34.

Ceratizit Problem’22 stage 2:


Grace Brown received Stage 3 of the Ceratizit Problem. The Australian rider of FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope beat Elise Chabbey in a dash. Elisa Balsamo was third. Annemiek van Vleuten completed within the group of favourites and stays the chief on the overall classification.


On Friday’s quick stage, 96.4 kilometres, there have been two climbs on the menu. The Alto de Hijas (3.7km at 7.5%), a 3rd class climb, and the Alto Hoces de Bárcena (18.7km at 3.2%), a second class climb. We needed to anticipate the Alto de Hijas for the primary assault.

Aude Biannic (Movistar), Sandra Alonso, Laure Asencio (each Ceratizit-WNT), Caroline Andersson (Coop-Hitec Merchandise) and Nina Buijsman (Human Powered Well being) tried, however didn’t get away. On the lengthy Alto Hoces de Bárcena, there have been assaults by Lucinda Model, Katarzyna Niewiadoma and Mavi García, however additionally they acquired nowhere. Demi Vollering then led the pack, following sprinter Lotte Kopecky. After Vollering’s lengthy flip, chief Annemiek van Vleuten wished to shock her compatriot. Vollering, nonetheless, nonetheless had some left within the tank and was capable of observe Van Vleuten. After the highest of the Alto Hoces de Bárcena it was nonetheless 30 kilometres to the end in Aguilar de Campoo. There was no extra climbs in these final kilometres, but it surely was additionally not flat both. World champion Elisa Balsamo, one of many quickest riders within the peloton, was simply capable of maintain on, on the climb, making the Italian one of many favourites for the victory on day three. Within the kilometres after the Alto Hoces de Bárcena there was no organisation within the peloton. Grace Brown took benefit of that and attacked. The Australian instantly took a spot. Amber Kraak went on the counter-attack. The Dutch rider of Jumbo-Visma needed to pull out all of the stops to get to the wheel of Brown.

The second Brown and Kraak had a lead of 30 seconds, SD Worx took the lead for the primary time. With three riders in assist of Kopecky, they tried to catch the duo once more. At 19 kilometres from the end, Brown and Kraak have been caught once more by Vollering’s quick tempo. Various quick riders, corresponding to Kopecky and Balsamo, needed to let go, which was the sign for Van Vleuten to go. The pink jersey wearer was dominant and tried to maintain the chasing group at a distance, however there have been new assaults. Brown and Elise Chabbey selected the best second and rode off collectively. Behind; the collaboration was dangerous, the group with Kopecky and Balsamo may reap the benefits of this and rejoined. SD Worx then began the pursuit. Nonetheless, Brown and Chabbey had a pleasant lead, with 5 kilometres to go 30 seconds forward of the thinned peloton. The duo continued to work properly collectively and have been capable of dash for victory. It was Brown who began the dash first. Chabbey got here as much as her, but it surely was too late. Balsamo received the dash for third place, forward of Kopecky. Van Vleuten completed tenth and stays the chief within the common classification.


Stage winner, Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope): “This stage suited me. Racing aggressively is what I love to do and I’m good at it. I attempted lots to get away, the final time was the best one. Tomorrow can also be a gorgeous day. It is going to go up and down all day, making it a protracted and arduous day.”

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Grace Brown (Aus) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope in 2:28:37
2. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM
3. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:08
4. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
5. Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Movistar
6. Alexandra Manly (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
9. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
10. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar.

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Total After Stage 3:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 5:49:01
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 1:55
3. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 2:24
4. Ane Santesteban (Spa) BikeExchange-Jayco at 2:41
5. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM
6. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:46
7. Anna Shackley (GB) SD Worx at 2:58
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 3:19
9. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 3:20
10. Brodie Chapman (Aus) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 3:32.

Ceratizit Problem’22 stage 3:


Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service) received the Fourth Stage of the Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta. The Italian narrowly beat Demi Vollering (SD Worx). However the stage was primarily colored by Anna Kiesenhofer’s lengthy solo.


Anna Kiesenhofer (Soltec) felt like having a solo journey once more. The Austrian braced himself at kilometre 1 of 160 and went out on her personal. Within the girls’s peloton they need to know because the Olympic street race that Kiesenhofer is ‘no bizarre’ rider and also you higher not give her an excessive amount of house.

However Kiesenhofer was given house. Very quickly she had 5 minutes and with 60 kilometres to go, Kiesenhofer had a ten minute lead. Movistar saved management within the peloton, however chasing actually arduous didn’t work. Within the second half of the stage Kiesenhofer began to tire. The ultimate was additionally much more hilly and that harm the Austrian. Uphill, her pace generally didn’t even exceed 10kph. Her lead of 5 minutes at 20 kilometres from the end shortly dwindled.

Within the peloton, Lucinda Model (Trek-Segafredo) attacked. And on the gravel sections within the final 10 kilometres, Brodie Chapman (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope) additionally tried to get away. However underneath the impulse of SD Worx and Movistar, every part got here collectively once more. Kiesenhofer was caught simply earlier than the final kilometre. Total chief, Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar), began a protracted dash, however Silvia Persico had higher timing. She narrowly held off the quick Demi Vollering. For Persico it’s her third win of the season.

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Stage winner, Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service): “That is the head of an unimaginable yr. I didn’t actually really feel good originally, however my teammates saved motivating me to go for it. It’s my final race with them, so I’m actually pleased I may end it for them. Fortunately it didn’t go so quick to start with. However that allowed Anna Kiesenhofer to take a giant lead. Chapeau to her. Chiara Consonni and Karolina Kumiega are the sprinters of the staff. I hope we are able to finish this season with an additional win for the staff.”

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service in 4:11:01
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
4. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
5. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM
6. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar
7. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 0:04
8. Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:06
9. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 0:11
10. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Crew ADQ at 0:13.

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Total After Stage 4:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 10:00:02
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 1:51
3. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 2:18
4. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM at 2:41
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:50
6. Ane Santesteban (Spa) BikeExchange-Jayco at 3:03
7. Anna Shackley (GB) SD Worx at 3:14
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 3:35
9. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 3:36
10. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 3:45.

Ceratizit Problem’22 stage 4:


The Closing Stage 5 of the Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta was received by Elisa Balsamo. The Trek-Segafredo World champion turned out to be by far the quickest within the closing dash within the centre of Madrid, forward of Lotte Kopecky. Annemiek van Vleuten had no issues, and took the general win following her Giro and Tour wins.


In Madrid the riders needed to full virtually 100 kilometres of circuits of Madrid to conclude this Ceratizit Problem. A dash was at all times anticipated. The principle obstacles within the closing stage was the potential of crashes on the tight bends.

With Annemiek van Vleuten within the chief’s jersey, the peloton began round midday for the ultimate stage. After the primary skirmishes, 4 riders managed to construct a promising lead. Karlijn Achtereekte (Jumbo-Visma), Sara Poidevin (EF Training-TIBCO-SVB), Sandra Alonso (Ceratizit-WNT) and Nina Buijsman (Human Powered Well being) joined forces. The peloton allow them to go, however didn’t let the lead get too excessive.

With 22 kilometers to go, 4 laps from the top, the 4 leaders nonetheless defended a lead of 30 seconds. Not a lot later, there was a crash within the bunch together with Maria Giulia Confalonieri, however the fallen riders have been capable of proceed. It was a matter of ready for the regrouping within the final 10 kilometers. In preparation for the dash, a number of groups tried to place their trains on the entrance. Marlen Reusser took the lead with 4 kilometres to go and the Swiss time trialist from SD Worx rode at a excessive tempo for her sprinter Lotte Kopecky. Movistar had different plans and took command when getting into the final 3 kilometres. The Spanish staff hoped to get a consequence with their sprinter Emma Norsgaard.

SD Worx had higher timing and took over within the final kilometre, Demi Vollering took the lead just a bit too early within the dash prepare. Trek-Segafredo took benefit, Elisa Longo Borghini jumped and took a number of meters. For a second, the Italian appeared on her solution to a shocking victory, however the end was a bit too far and her teammate Balsamo had but to start out her dash. The World champion took off on the proper time to take her tenth win of the season. Kopecky was second at a number of bike lengths, Marta Bastianelli was third. Van Vleuten crossed the end line safely within the peloton so as to add the Spanish race to her Giro d’Italia Donne and the Tour de France Femmes.


Closing general winner, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “It’s been such a gorgeous race, particularly as a result of we accomplished an awesome staff effort all week. The primary two days have been very nice. To start out off with a staff time trial, an actual time effort; additionally, the second day was an actual staff effort, the women set it off completely and it’s good to win that method, to do it collectively. Yesterday, on the fourth stage, to defend the jersey with my team-mates, who did so properly to shut such a giant hole in opposition to Anna Kiesenhofer — it’s one thing you can’t do alone. Personally, I’m tremendous pleased with the second day round Colindres. You come to a race like this insecure, after 5 weeks with no competitors, no racing in opposition to my important rivals. The legs I had there are affirmation heading into the World Championships, and additional proof that I’m with the ability to stick with it with my Tour de France form.”

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Stage 5 Consequence:
1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 2:21:37
2. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
3. Marta Bastianelli (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
4. Megan Jastrab (USA) DSM
5. Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) UAE Crew ADQ
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT
7. Tereza Neumanova CZ) Liv Racing Xstra
8. Alexandra Manly (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
9. Julie Leth (Den) Uno-X
10. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope.

Ceratizit Problem by La Vuelta Closing Total Consequence:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 12:21:46
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 1:44
3. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 2:11
4. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM at 2:34
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:43
6. Ane Santesteban (Spa) BikeExchange-Jayco at 3:03
7. Anna Shackley (GB) SD Worx at 3:07
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 3:29
9. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 3:35
10. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 3:38.

Ceratizit Problem’22 stage 5:


Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2022
The eleventh version of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec was received by Benoît Cosnefroy. On the finish of 201.6 kilometres of laps via Québec, the Frenchman of AG2R Citroën was the primary to cross the end line, after a profitable assault within the closing. Michael Matthews and Biniam Girmay joined him on the rostrum. Wout van Aert completed fourth.


When Michael Matthews raised his arms for the second yr in a row in 2019, he didn’t know that it might be Québec’s final Grand Prix till 2022. The race was canceled for 2 years because of the covid pandemic. The race was on an unchanged metropolis course over 12.6 kilometres with 4 quick, vicious climbs.

After some early skirmishes, a bunch of 5 riders managed to get away: Sébastien Grignard (Lotto Soudal), Stan Van Tricht (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl), Canadian Carson Miles, Hugo Toumire (Cofidis) and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious). The quintet had 4 minutes on the peloton via the Parc de Champs-de-Bataille, alongside the banks of the Saint Lawrence River, previous the citadel and the enduring Château Frontenac. Miles picked up the mountain factors. Again within the bunch, Jumbo-Visma, BikeExchange-Jayco and Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert put males on the entrance. As anticipated, Wout van Aert, Michael Matthews, Biniam Girmay and the opposite favourites saved their powder dry for a very long time. It was additionally no massive shock that Miles was the primary to let the main group go. Just below 60 kilometres from the end, he was the primary to be caught by the peloton. His colleagues would final a bit of longer, however additionally they had no probability for the victory. With 41 kilometres to go, Quinn Simmons opened issues for Trek-Segafredo. Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma), Jan Tratnik (Bahrain Victorious), Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) and Andrea Piccolo (EF Training First-EasyPost) went with him. As they crossed in direction of the main group, two-time winner Peter Sagan stopped, together with residence favorite Hugo Houle.

When the counter-attackers acquired to the entrance just below 30 kilometres earlier than the end, the peloton was not far-off. At the beginning of the penultimate lap, the lead was solely 8 seconds. They struggled for some time, however a regrouping was inevitable. David Gaudu was the subsequent to attempt. His escape didn’t final lengthy, however his assault shattered the entrance group. Wout van Aert needed to make a severe effort to get to the entrance, as assaults continued. Mikkel Honoré (Fast-Step-Alpa Vinyl), Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ), Neilson Powless (EF Training First-EasyPost) acquired away within the closing lap. Storer didn’t need to anticipate a dash and went solo. However alone he proved incapable of peculiar the big group. It needed to be a dash on the uphill end. However Benoît Cosnefroy jumped on one of many climbs 2 kilometres from the end and his assault was the best one. Christophe Laporte tried to shut the hole on him, however failed. Beneath the 1K banner, issues nonetheless seemed good for Cosnefroy. Regardless of his fatigue, the Frenchman saved up his effort to the road. Matthews beat Girmay within the battle for second place, whereas Van Aert simply missed the rostrum.


Race winner, Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën): “It’s unimaginable! It hasn’t sunk in but. I had deliberate to assault precisely there. If that didn’t work out, we had Greg Van Avermaet to do the dash. I’m very pleased as a result of I didn’t essentially anticipate to remain away for the final two kilometers. I gave it my all and was capable of benefit from the final fifty meters. From a mean season, I’m transferring on to an distinctive season. With six second locations together with the Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche Brabançonne, I used to be simply ready for this victory and it is available in one of the lovely races on the calendar, it’s big. Many due to the general public and the group right here. The entire worldwide peloton was keen to come back again and we’re not disillusioned. We’ll take pleasure in this after which concentrate on the Grand Prix de Montréal which fits me even higher on paper. We’ll attempt to do properly there, too.”

2nd, Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco): “I’m in all probability disillusioned in the intervening time, being so near successful right here three years in a row. It was my purpose, and I got here up second finest, but it surely’s nonetheless an awesome consequence and I’m wanting ahead to Sunday. I suppose everybody was in all probability Wout [van Aert] to chase, as he was in all probability the favorite right here right now, and I believe he had a rider within the group with Cosnefroy so it was a bit of bit a case of everybody taking part in a little bit of poker. Sadly in the long run we have been sprinting for second, as a result of Cosnefroy was simply too robust. It’s what it’s, and I believe we’ve to be pleased with second, and we’ve one other alternative on Sunday. I believe my form is absolutely coming alongside properly in direction of the World Championships now, so I believe one other good hit-out on Sunday, and hopefully go for the victory once more, earlier than heading off to Australia.”

third, Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I’m very pleased with this third place at my first participation within the GP de Québec! It feels unreal to realize a podium from such a powerful area of riders with a lot of world’s finest basic riders. The extent was very excessive and the tempo was arduous from the beginning. After all we anticipated a difficult race on this course with a number of difficult corners and the lengthy and steep climb in direction of the end. However really my teammates did all of the work for 90 p.c of the race, I solely needed to concentrate on the ultimate 500 meter. I need to thank them for his or her work, this achievement can also be for them!”

4th, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): “There have been solely robust riders right here. For me it was higher to race defensively. In a race like this you at all times should see whenever you begin. A robust rider like Cosnefroy solely has one probability. There was a little bit of hesitation after he attacked, after that it was very tough to catch him. Nonetheless I’m probably not shocked by Cosnefroy. We have been hoping that Christophe may get into his wheel, however he was stranded at 10 metres. That’s the place it went incorrect. In our group there have been many groups that gambled. After we rode into the final kilometre I already knew it was misplaced. I actually loved racing right here (in Québec). It is going to in all probability be even harder on Sunday. Riders like Tadej Pogačar, Romain Bardet and David Guadu might be nearer to successful.”

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Consequence:
1. Benoît Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën in 4:46:56
2. Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco at 0:04
3. Biniam Girmay (Eri) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
4. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
5. Iván García Cortina (Spa) Movistar
6. Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
7. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
8. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost
9. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Crew Emirates
10. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic



Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal 2022
Tadej Pogačar received a tricky version of the GP de Montréal on Sunday. After 221 kilometres of racing within the Canadian metropolis, he was the primary to complete on Avenue du Parc. The Slovenian from UAE Crew Emirates beat Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) after a tough dash from a number one group of 5. Andrea Bagioli (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) completed third.


The main group of the day consisted of six riders: Florian Vermeersch (Lotto Soudal), Antoine Duchesne (Groupama-FDJ), Théo Delacroix (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Eddy Finé (Cofidis), Andreas Leknessund (DSM) and Antonio Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan). They managed a lead of greater than 6 minutes. A complete of eighteen laps of 12.3 kilometres have been on this system, with the Côte Camillien-Houde (1.8km at 8%), the Côte de Polytechnique (780 metres at 6%), the Pagnuelo (535 metres at 7.5%) on every circuit. The ending straight on the Avenue du Parc climbed 560 metres at 4%.

UAE Crew Emirates and Jumbo-Visma set the tempo within the peloton and lowered the lead, the place Nibali and Finé had dropped out early, to three minutes. Particularly the staff of Tadej Pogačar wished to make the race arduous. A nasty day for Biniam Girmay, who felt sick and had to surrender 5 laps earlier than the end. Peter Sagan additionally didn’t make it to the end. Vermeersch, Delacroix and Leknessund survived the longest. They began the final 50 kilometres with a 2:30 lead. Not a lot later, Leknessund left his two fellow escapees behind. The Norwegian of DSM opted for a solo and had the Jumbo-Visma troops behind him. Wout van Aert’s teammates elevated the tempo at 35 kilometres from the end.

The distinction to Leknessund was lowered to 1 minute and decreased additional and additional. At the beginning of the penultimate lap he was solely 15 seconds forward of the thinned peloton. It was Tobias Foss who narrowed the favourites group even additional. The primary assault got here from Simone Velasco (Astana Qazaqstan) and Frederik Wandahl (BORA-hansgrohe). They have been capable of acquire a 40 second lead and began the ultimate lap with that hole. Daniel Felipe Martínez then opened the ultimate on the Côte Camillien-Houde. His acceleration was adopted by Tadej Pogačar, who went straight to the entrance with Van Aert and Andrea Bagioli in his wheel. Adam Yates was the subsequent to speed up from behind and he pushed Van Aert to the restrict. The Belgian cracked, however was nonetheless capable of be part of a bunch on the prime with Yates, Pogačar, Bagioli and David Gaudu. These 5 managed to make a spot of greater than 30 seconds, as a result of the slowing work within the chasing group.

Romain Bardet, Giovanni Aleotti and Mauro Schmid counter-attacked, however that was properly behind the leaders. Yates and Gaudu tried to tug away within the final 3 kilometres, however their efforts have been countered. Van Aert was then pressured into the lead within the final kilometre. Every thing would would come right down to the final 560 metres at 4%. The 5 leaders got here to an entire standstill, after which Gaudu was the primary to start out the dash. Nonetheless, the Frenchman didn’t have the legs and was overpowered by Pogačar. The Slovenian had Van Aert on his wheel, however the Jumbo-Visma rider was unable to cross and he needed to bounce to remain forward of Bagioli. Van Aert was second and Bagioli third.


Race winner, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Crew Emirates): “This was no bizarre dash. The race was very powerful. The staff labored so properly, that was excellent for me. Wout is likely one of the finest sprinters on this planet, however it is a powerful end. I gave every part within the dash and it labored. It’s unbelievable. This course suited me very properly. I actually loved it and I had day. It was one of many hardest races of the yr. After the Tour de France I used to be not in good condition, as a result of I had taken quite a lot of relaxation and was primarily making ready for this era of the season. Immediately I had day and that offers me quite a lot of confidence in direction of the World championships. It’s at all times totally different racing with nationwide groups, however I’m assured and in good condition. It’s going to be a tricky race and I can’t wait to start out there.”

2nd, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): “I used to be fairly lifeless within the dash. I felt actually good. The staff rode very properly to assist me, however I used to be crushed by one of many superstars of biking. It’s no disgrace to come back second right here. It might have been good to win, however I got here up a bit quick. I don’t remorse something. It was a gorgeous weekend and tremendous good to expertise Canada. I’m going to Australia with good recollections. I would like the subsequent few weeks to get better and settle in Australia. I hope to do some good coaching and hopefully that can repay within the street race. We now have a brilliant robust staff on the World champs. Our choice is properly balanced. Along with Remco Evenepoel I’m the chief. We’re differing types and that matches properly collectively. We will make it an awesome race.”

third, Andrea Bagioli (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl): “Every thing occurred on the final lap, and when the assaults of the favourites got here I sensed it could possibly be the best second to go, so I went and did my finest to remain there. I felt good regardless of this demanding course, one of many hardest of the season, and within the dash I gave every part. I’m content material with my podium, it’s consequence going into the final weeks of the season, and I hope to come back again right here someday and win it.”

seventh, Giovanni Aleotti (BORA-hansgrohe): “It was a brilliant powerful race right here in Montréal! As a staff we had plan and the fellows did a very good job maintaining Frederik, Patrick and me out of hassle all day. Within the finale, I didn’t have the acceleration to observe Pogačar and the opposite 4 riders however I used to be capable of chase and take a top-10 consequence right here. I’m pleased with my efficiency right now and I actually need to thank the staff for his or her effort and nice work. After a not fairly passable end in Québec it’s good to go away Canada with feeling.”

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Consequence:
1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Crew Emirates in 5:59:38
2. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
3. Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
4. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:01
5. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 0:02
6. Mauro Schmid Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 0:22
7. Giovanni Aleotti (Ita) BORA-hansgrohe
8. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 0:23
9. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious at 0:28
10. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic at 0:31.



GP de Fourmies 2022
Caleb Ewan received the GP de Fourmies on Sunday. The Australian Lotto Soudal sprinter was the quickest after 197 kilometres, forward of Dylan Groenewegen. A late crash marred the ultimate and eradicated different favorites corresponding to Fabio Jakobsen and Arnaud De Lie.


The main group of the day consisted of 5 riders: Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Louis Blouwe (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB), Milan Fretin (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise), Maxime Jarnet (Go Sport-Roubaix Lille Métropole) and Nicolas Debeaumarché (St Michel-Auber 93). Within the peloton, management was maintained by Lotto Soudal, BikeExchange-Jayco and AG2R Citroën. The distinction was a most of 4 minutes, however was lowered to about 2 minutes as the ultimate approached. The primary escapee to drop out was Jarnet.

After Fast-Step-Alpha Vinyl additionally acquired concerned within the chase, the distinction got here down sooner and sooner. At the beginning of the final lap, Van der Hoorn and co’s lead was nonetheless 15 seconds. Sandy Dujardin (TotalEnergies) tried to cross to the main group within the closing lap, however he couldn’t do it. Van der Hoorn, Blouwe and Debeaumarché held out the longest, however have been caught greater than 3 kilometres from the end. After that it was as much as the sprinters. Because of a contact of wheels within the peloton, there was a giant crash together with prime sprinters Fabio Jakobsen and Arnaud De Lie.

Lotto Soudal nonetheless had Caleb Ewan after the crash, additionally Dylan Groenewegen was nonetheless there. After a messy lead-out from Lotto Soudal, Groenewegen began the dash early, Ewan jumped on his wheel after which jumped for the road. Third place went to Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-Samsic). Along with his victory, Ewan Lotto additionally provides Soudal essential factors within the struggle in opposition to relegation from the WorldTour. Ewan took 200 factors for his staff and Groenewegen’s second place earned BikeExchange-Jayco 150 factors.

The GP de Fourmies (UCI 1.2) was additionally held right now among the many girls. There the victory went to the French Clara Copponi of FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope, forward of Valentina Basilico (Bepink) and Maria Martins (Le Col-Wahoo).


Race winner, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal): “Hopefully that can permit us to remain within the WorldTour. It’s no secret that we’re chasing these factors in the intervening time. I don’t know what number of there are right here, however for one-day races there are quite a lot of them. I’m pleased to attain some factors, however I’m pleased with the win right now. The staff did an awesome job and had every part underneath management for me. Jasper De Buyst needed to take the lead very early and he did that very properly. He dropped me off properly after a protracted flip at 200 metres. It wouldn’t have been attainable with out him, so a giant thanks to him and to the staff. My subsequent race is Koolskamp Koerse and after that I’ll journey some extra one-day races in Belgium.”

2nd, Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco): “We did job as a staff right now, however sadly we misplaced some riders within the crash with 3km to go. Fortunately, I used to be within the entrance when the peloton cut up. In the long run I began the dash too early, however I believe it was the most suitable choice, so we’re pleased with the consequence.”

GP de Fourmies Consequence:
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal in 4:27:07
2. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) BikeExchange-Jayco
3. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa Samsic
4. Stefano Oldani (Ita) Alpecin-Deceuninck
5. Jason Tesson (Fra) St Michel-Auber93
6. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
7. Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies
8. Marc Sarreau (Fra) AG2R Citroën
9. Emīls Liepiņš (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
10. Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Lodges-KTM.



Bardiani-CSF-Faizane New Most important Sponsor – Inexperienced Venture
Inexperienced Venture is the brand new important sponsor of the Bardiani-CSF-Faizane biking staff. The Italian staff introduced that information this weekend. All sponsors have dedicated themselves for 5 years to the ProTeam, which might be known as Inexperienced Venture-Bardiani CSF-Faizane subsequent yr.

Bardiani-CSF-Faizane has already been #GreenTeam lately and a brand new sponsor has now been discovered with Inexperienced Venture Company. “Our rules stay the identical, however the five-year agreements permit us to plan longer forward. Our mission stays to provide younger Italian expertise house and alternatives for progress. As we’ve completed prior to now with Sonny Colbrelli and not too long ago with Filippo Zana,” defined staff supervisor Bruno Reverberi.

“Now we may also have the power to maintain these skills with us and construct on them. We need to be the reference in Italian biking,” Reverberi advised SpazioCiclismo.

Inexperienced Venture Company is an organization dedicated to vitality effectivity and financial savings. “It’s a venture that stems from the necessity to make a concrete contribution to make the world much less polluted for the subsequent generations,” stated CEO Tommaso Giuliano. “We now have determined as the primary sponsor to contribute to the expansion of recent biking champions. We strongly imagine on this partnership, as a result of we put money into younger folks and the perfect cyclists on this planet.”

Filippo Zana received the Italian championships:
italian champs 2022


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Belgian U23 Champion Jarne Van de Paar Turns Professional at Lotto Dstny
With Jarne Van de Paar (21) yet one more gifted rider steps up from the Lotto Soudal Improvement Crew to the personal WorldTour Crew. The present Belgian U23 champion has signed a three-year contract and can stay within the Improvement Crew in 2023. In 2024 and 2025 he might be part of the WorldTour Crew.

Just lately Jarne Van de Paar seized the Belgian tricolor jersey in Sint-Lievens-Houtem. It was the spotlight of his 4 years as an U23 rider, a interval he has spent fully within the Lotto Soudal Improvement Crew and through which he additionally acquired the assist of the Lotto Biking Expertise Venture, supported by Lotto. “I’m very pleased to have the ability to stick with this staff even longer”, says Jarne Van de Paar. “I’m at residence right here, and I do know everybody very properly. In the event you spend 4 years on the Improvement Crew, you get to know quite a lot of riders you’ll later meet once more on the professionals: Florian Vermeersch, Arnaud De Lie, Maxim Van Gils, Harry Sweeny, Brent Van Moer, Sébastien Grignard and naturally Lennert Van Eetvelt and Liam Slock. I’m wanting ahead to working with them once more.”

Kurt Van de Wouwer, staff supervisor of the Lotto Soudal Improvement Crew, describes Jarne Van de Paar as a sprinter who ought to be capable of do properly within the Flemish semi-Classics sooner or later. “Not all previous 4 years have been straightforward for him. There have been the covid years, in fact, and he has had his private setbacks as properly. This yr he was out with a knee damage for a very long time. However yearly he secured a few wins. He has proven that he has potential as a sprinter. The Belgian championship was an awesome victory for him and the staff, however we had already advised him earlier than that we have been assured about him taking the subsequent step to the professionals.”

In 2023 the Improvement Crew of Lotto Dstny will step as much as UCI continental degree. This implies riders of the Improvement Crew are capable of journey with the WorldTour Crew in ProSeries or .1 races. “We now have made the choice to maintain Jarne Van de Paar within the Improvement Crew for an additional yr, so the transition is extra gradual”, explains CEO John Lelangue. “We could have him journey within the WorldTour Crew regularly in 2023 already, however it is vital for him to compete for victory at a decrease degree as properly. Subsequent to that, he could be a mentor throughout the Improvement Crew for the youthful U23 riders. Each for Jarne Van de Paar as for the opposite U23’s the transition to the professionals might be extra gradual this fashion.”

From 2024 on, Jarne Van de Paar might be part of the WorldTour Crew full-time. “I’m very grateful for the chance to plan such a particular trajectory for my future”, he says. “It exhibits the arrogance the staff has in me. I’m going to do every part I can to repay the belief. Each my staff and I do know that there’s margin for enchancment. Collectively we’ll do every part to fulfil this potential.”



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Bastien Tronchon Indicators With AG2R CITROËN From January 1, 2023, By 2025
Bastien Tronchon: “I’m very pleased to signal a three-year contract with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. That was my purpose this season. Since my first years of biking at La Motte Servolex Cyclisme, Vincent (Lavenu) has adopted me. After having accomplished your entire coaching course, I wished to start out my skilled profession “at residence”. My damaged collarbone in mid-Could could have been a blessing in disguise. I used to be very properly supported throughout my convalescence, then I shortly managed to acquire some good outcomes like my stage victory on the Vuelta a Burgos. Turning skilled is only one step. I’ve three years to show myself and I need to verify shortly what I’ve proven because the begin of my time as a stagiaire with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. Originally of 2023, my schedule might be tailored to permit me to finish my STAPS diploma. It is very important earn this diploma earlier than devoting myself 100% to biking. I can’t wait to start out this new journey and be part of a bunch of fellows I do know properly. I additionally need to learn to race properly on the World Tour degree and to take a brand new step this winter to have the ability to carry out there.”

Vincent Lavenu: “It’s a good reward for Bastien (Tronchon) but in addition for your entire coaching group. I’ve been following him since he was younger when he was in a biking college at La Motte Servolex Cyclisme. He went via all of the phases with us beginning with the AG2R CITROËN U19 TEAM, the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM, after which as a stagiaire with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM; he’s a pure product of our system. We’ll initially give him time to finish his college course that he began when with the coaching centre. We now have mentioned it with the sports activities administrators and we’ll adapt his program based on his exams schedule. Bastien confirmed that he had the power to maneuver on to the subsequent degree with excellent outcomes at a very powerful beginner occasions along with his magnificent stage victory on the Vuelta a Burgos, which made a giant impression. We stay up for seeing him be part of the ranks of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM for the subsequent three seasons.”

In short:
Born 29 March 2002 (20 years previous) in Chambéry (Savoie)
Lives in Chambéry
Within the third yr of a STAPS diploma on the Université Savoie Mont-Blanc au Bourget-du-Lac.
Winner of the third stage of the Vuelta a Burgos (2.Professional) in 2022
Winner of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Fougères (CDF N1) in 2021
Silver medalist on the Junior French Nationwide Championships in 2020

The quantity: 2
After Alex Baudin, Bastien Tronchon is the second recruit for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM for the 2023 season. An expert stagiaire for the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since August 1, Bastien Tronchon received the third stage of the Vuelta a Burgos (2.Professional).

The information:
Bastien Tronchon comes from our coaching system. Bastien Tronchon has been a part of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM’s coaching system since 2019. He was a member of the AG2R CITROËN U19 TEAM from 2019 to 2020 and has been a member of the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM since 2021. He’s the twenty-seventh rider from the AG2R CITROËN U23 TEAM to affix the AG2R CITROËN TEAM. The primary was Blaise Sonnery in 2007.

Bastien Tronchon:
Bastien Tronchon


Tiago Machado (ex-RadioShack and Katusha) Retires
Tiago Machado will finish his profession after this season. The 36-year-old Portuguese rider has competed at continental degree lately, however earlier than that he rode for a very long time with massive groups corresponding to RadioShack and Katusha.

Machado began his profession in his personal nation with the modest Carvalhelhos-Boavista staff. Whereas with this continental staff, the climber managed to realize some nice leads to multi-stage races, arousing the curiosity of RadioShack. Machado signed a contract with the American staff on the finish of 2009 and raced for RadioShack for 4 years.

Machado then rode for Crew NetApp-Endura for a yr and for Katusha 4 seasons. After eight seasons at WorldTour degree, he returned to his residence nation of Portugal. Within the final years of his profession he raced for Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira, Efapel and Radio Common Boavista.

Machado was often called climber with an affordable time trial. In 2014 he was the perfect within the Tour of Slovenia and took podium locations within the Tour Down Beneath, Giro del Trentino and Bayern Rundfahrt. Machado rode ten Grand Excursions in his profession and managed to finish all of them. Within the 2011 Giro d’Italia he completed within the prime twenty (nineteenth) on the overall classification.

Tiago Machado:
Tiago Machado (Katusha) was out front on Vuelta stage 5 for a long time, but in the end it was all for nothing and a sprint ensued. Crashes galore and confusion over the result, you can read all about it HERE. Pic:Watson/Unipublic.


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