Dylan Teuns gets the victory at the 2017 Arctic Race in Norway (Video)

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Belgian cyclist, Dylan Teuns has officially recorded his eighth win in just two weeks after being able to get the stage and overall victory at the general classification in 2017’s Arctic Race of Norway.

 

And while many, along with race’s ambassador and Norawy’s Prime Minister Erna Soberg, who cut the ribbon, were cheering for their local favorite and stage three winner August Jensen from Team Coop, things didn’t go as they wished.

 

It was stage one winner and the overall race leader, Belgian Dylan Teuns from BMC Racing team the one able to race under the authentic Scandinavian summer weather the one to win the Sunday’s 160.5-km stage around the island of Kvaløya, and then the overall race.

 

“It was the best defence I think,”- Teuns told during an interview for Eurosport after launching a solo attack in the final 3 kilometers. Otherwise, I needed to do really good sprint and I think my strength is going on the climb.”

 

Only three seconds behind…

 

Teuns, 25, who was able to win by only three seconds over Jensen into the final 3 kilometers, admitted to be aware of this fact.

 

“I was trying to keep [Jensen] under pressure,” he added “I was also keeping in mind that somebody could go with me, but in the end I was alone and it was quite perfect situation for me.”

 

Both, Teun’s stage and race victories marked his seventh and eighth victories respectively during the last two weeks

 

“I’m just in great shape. I can’t explain how it happened. But its good it doesn’t stop because it’s good for my morale.”- added Teuns who was able to get the point’s classification victory, as well as the white best young rider jersey.

 

Chris Froome on brink to pack an historic victory of Vuelta a Espana

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One of the biggest bike events of 2017, Vuelta a Espana, will soon crown his new British king. Chris Froome will officially become the first ever British rider to win one of the biggest bike racing events of the year.

 

He will also be the first man in history to ever win Spain’s biggest bike event of 2017 straight after winning the world’s other grand Tour; Tour de France.


The 32-year old cyclist challenged his nearest rival, Italian Vincenzo Nibali and broke into tears after crossing the finish line of the yesterday’s stage. He admitted this grand tour to have been the most challenging and difficult he has ever ridden.

 

The best team

 

So far, team Sky’s riders were the strongest and made the best team of the Spain’s tour. The same thing they did at Le Tour a couple of months ago. However, their extraordinary and consecutive performances have raised some serious questions. Team Sky had an outstanding Anti-Doping investigation history that involved the usage of painkillers and the famous jiffy bag part of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine tour.

 

Sadly, they lost many of their fans following their last year’s exposure by a few Russian hackers that suggested Bradley Wiggins’ use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

 

However, these unfortunate events should never fade away Froome and the team Sky’s other amazing riders’ performances, work and talent.


“I think he deserves not only to win Sports Personality of the Year, but he deserves a knighthood,” former Vuelta a Espana winner, Sean Kelly told Eurosport.

 

“I think Froome, at the moment, is getting very close to being at the top of the rankings all-time. Alongside the likes of Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, the guys who won five Tour de France titles as well as Giros and Vueltas.”

 

Chantal Blaak just got women’s World Championship road race victory

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Chantal Blaak wins women’s World Championships Road race as Gardfoot and Dideriksen took silver and bronze respectively.

 

Blaak soloed to today’s race victory in the elite women’s World Championships road race that is currently taking place in Bergen. First place comes right after Blaak’s Dutch team had an outstanding numerical advantage count in the victory.

 

Unfortunately, today’s race saw no British winner despite the efforts made. Tomorrow, is men’s turn to perform with Peter Sagan being the main part of the group of cyclists that are closest to victory, trying to get three rainbow jerseys in a row.

 


During her post-race interview, Blaak admitted that she went hard on Salmon Hill because she knew a very strong group would definitely come across.

 

“It was so hard with three Dutch riders at the end. Britain really bonded as a team this week. We can be really proud, we really raced it today.”

 

On the other side, Lizzie Deignan admitted to be very happy for Blaak and not disappointed at all since her efforts made her part of every move trying hard to lead the race. “My team kept me going. If they weren’t there I might have pulled out,”- she said.

 

 

Today’s race classification

 

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands / Netherlands) 4:06:30″

 

Katrin Garfoot (Australia) +28″

 

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

 

Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)

 

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)

 

Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)

 

Susanne Andersen (Norway)

 

Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands)

 

Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)

 

Elena Cecchini (Italy

 

 

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Tour de Yorkshire 2018: Unveil the 8 hosting locations for next season’s tour now

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Tour de Yorkshire’s fourth edition has now listed the 8 hosting locations for next season’s tour. They are as follows:

 

1- Scarborough (North Yorkshire)

2- Barnsley (South Yorkshire)

3- Beverley (East Yorkshire)

4- Ilkley (Bradford)

5- Doncaster (South Yorkshire)

6- Leeds (West Yorkshire)

7- Richmond (North Yorkshire)

8- Halifax (Calderdale)

 

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These are the locations published by the Welcome To Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organization organizers revealed to host the now-expanded four-day men’s cycling race which is planned to take place between 3 and 6 of May.

 

On the other hand, the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire is also doubling in size going from a one-day race to a two-day race. It will take place in 3 and 4 May next year.

 

Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity, said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and in just three years it has grown to become one of the best attended and most dramatic races on the cycling calendar.”

 

“Of course, with the men’s race being extended to four days and the women’s race now being held over two, it means we can visit more parts of the county and I know our eight starts and finish locations will put on a real show.”

 

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A successful season

 


This year, the third edition of Tour de Yorkshire took place in April. It clearly showcased an increased interest among fans, sponsors and cyclists returning once again stronger than ever while doubled in size.

 

A record of 2.2 million spectators lined the route able to generate more than 64 million pounds for the economy of Yorkshire showing once again the success of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

 

The tour had also a live streaming in around 180 countries attracting up to 9.8 million global viewers.

 

Christian Prudhomme, Director of the Tour de France at the A.S.O, during an official interview, declared: “The Tour de Yorkshire has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and we are delighted to be working in partnership with such a great team at Welcome to Yorkshire.

 

“The way people get behind the race in Yorkshire is incredible. We are looking forward to another fantastic edition in 2018.”

 

Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon in big trouble after accused of causing FDJ cyclist to crash

 

Team Sky’s rider, Gianni Moscon, is once again facing troubles with the police after being accused of deliberately causing his rival to crash during a race on Tuesday.

 

The police are now investigating this case while team Sky faces another embarrassment situation involving its 23-year old rider. Apparently, Sebastien Reichenbach has claimed Moscon intentionally made the him crash when racing in Tre Valli Varesine in Italy.

 


Reichenbach, who rides for French team FDJ, filed a complaint against his rival with the UCI governing body and the police. The crash left him with a fractured elbow.

 

“Moscon intentionally put me on the ground,” Reichenbach said during an interview on Wednesday. “He deliberately threw himself against me. On a descent, the accident could have had even more serious consequences.”

 

 

Denying any responsibility

 

While on the other hand, Moscon has completely denied any type of responsibility on this matter. “It’s not true. It’s nothing to do with me,” the 23-year-old said. “We were on a section of rough road and Reichenbach’s hands slipped from his handlebars. I’ve never spoken to him in my life.”

 

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Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Moscon has made it to the headlines. Earlier this year, FDJ accused the 23-year old rider for racially abusing with Kevin Reza. Later, Team Sky’s rider admitted the guilt and received a six-week ban from any competition.

 

On Tuesday, Moscon tweeted that he was “very sorry” to hear that the incident had caused Reichenbach an injury and wished him “the best recovery”.

 


Apparently, team Sky took the incident more seriously than that.  On Wednesday, they issued a statement saying: “First and foremost, we wish Sébastien a quick recovery from his injuries.

 

“With regards to the circumstances around the crash, it is right and fair that the full facts are established and that those involved first have the opportunity to provide their own view through the proper channels.

 

 

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Tour of Guangxi: Tim Wellens takes victory at the Queen stage

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Lotto-Soudal’s rider, Tim Wellens has just taken the victory at the Tour of Guangxi’s Queen Stage. The Belgian pro rider was able to give an impressive uphill performance crossing the finish line right before Nicolas Roche and Bauke Mollema.

 

The fourth stage started in Nanning and finished in Mashan Nongla. The 151-km stage featured a first category climb right before the finish line. Since in the beginning, the first riders to create a breakaway were Sunweb’s rider, Lennard Hofstede, LottoNL-Jumbo’r rider, Victor Campenaerts, Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha-Alpecin) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).


Since the first half of the stage, the riders were able to create a seven-minute advantage from the pack which reeled back during the last 5 kilometers.

 

“I didn’t feel super good at the start of the stage but the team gave me confidence,” Belgian rider said. “My teammates helped me all day and kept me out of the wind. As we approached the finale I felt better and better and I had great legs on the final climb.

 

“Roche was the first to make his move, and I came back a bit later with Mollema. Then it was my turn to attack and I managed to go clear. Of course, it gives a very good feeling, everyone wanted to win today and it was not easy. It’s a special experience to race here. I have to say that the organization is super good, with nice hotels and beautiful roads. It is also good to show our team in such fashion in China. Our co-sponsor Soudal is also active here!”

 

He also admitted to now be in a great position that allows his to defend the leader’s jersey despite the fact it won’t be an easy task to do so. He added that his team is his strongest point and he knows he can count on them any time.


Wellens now leads the General Classification of the tour and has a 4-secopnd advantage from Mollema, and 9 from Roche with another two stages to go.

‘Are there cookies?’, Gaimon replies to Cancellara’s invitation to beat him to a race

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Fabian Cancellara has taken Giamon’s accusations about having used mechanical doping to win Tour of Flanders and also Paris-Roubaix in 2010, very seriously. That is why, he has decided to challenge American pro rider to a race.

 

The war of words between two cyclists has just started. However, it is intense and aims to be used as a great tactic to promote his (Cancellara) post-career commercial activities.

 

He used Twitter to invite Gaimon to race together at one of the eight Chasing Cancellara events planned for next season.

 

These VIP events offer anyone the chance to take on Cancellara on a limited-time route. The ones who beat him are automatically awarded a ‘Fabian Cancellara Conqueror Certificate’.

 

 

Gaimon better start training

 

Cancellara finished his direct offer by admitting to be curious to see how much watt can Gaimon push. He advised him to start training if he wants to win the race ironically adding the #nomotorneeded hashtag to seal the offer.

 

However, Gaimon didn’t seem impressed quickly giving his own respond.  He wrote:  “Are there cookies? Bike rides should have cookies”, not saying if he would take up Cancellara’s offer or not.

 

Soon after the book came out, the Swiss riders’ lawyers demanded Gaimon to apologize and also remove the book from sale. However Gaimon didn’t seem to care about these requests. He claimed that he was simply “repeating a rumor that’s well-documented and many years old.”

 

“Put a gun to my head and that’s what I believe so I’d be a liar if I left it out. But I claim no revelations or proof, so I don’t see it being ‘taken off the shelves’. Except by the folks buying it”, he added.

 

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Breaking news: Holowesko-Citadel gets Pro Continental status for 2018

 

The American team, Holowesko-Citadel, has now finally earned the Pro Continental status and will use it starting from 2018 after six years being a Continental outfit.

 

Besides the move to the second division of Pro cycling, the team has planned on bringing some new riders and also team directors to use for the upcoming season.

 

Until now, the team’s performance director is found. Bobby Julich, the winner of Criterium International and Paris-Nice, will be the one to hold this challenging and demanding position. His 16-year old career will certainly come in handy.

 

 

On the other hand, Serbian Olympian Radisa Cubric is set to be the team’s second director while the new riders are as follows:

 

Fabian Lienhard

Evan Bybee

Bryan Gomez

Dane Nicolai Broechner

Grant Koontz

Brayan Sanchez

Andrew Dahlheim

Morgan Schmitt

 

“Fabian is going to fit perfectly with our team; he’s already friends with a few of our returning riders, and he’s one of those guys who is dependable in a variety of conditions,” Bobby Julich said.

 

“As for Nicolai — he has great past experience racing in the United States, and I believe he has a lot of potential in the one-day races. I look forward to passing along my experience in time trialing with him.”

 

While chief sport director, Thomas Craven, added:  “I’m excited to have this great group of guys return for another year on the team. TJ is a great climber, and Miguel has shown great skill in delivering Murphy to the front at the perfect time. The team will be even stronger this coming year with the addition of some other key players.”

 

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Holowesko-Citadel full 2018 team

 

Miguel Bryon (US)

Andrew Dahlheim (US)

Evan Bybee (US)

Ruben Companioni (Cub)

Nicolai Broechner (Dk)

Bryan Gomez (Col)

Joe Lewis (Aus)

TJ Eisenhart (US)

Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr)

Andzs Flaksis (Lat)

Fabian Lienhard (Swi)

Grant Koontz (US)

John Murphy (US)

Brendan Rhim (US)

Brayan Sanchez (Col)

Morgan Schmitt (US)

 

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Breaking: Professional cyclist Jason Lowndes dies after being hit by a passing car in Bendigo

 

Australian cycling is in total shock after hearing the devastating news of the tragic death of one of its brightest, most talented young cycling stars, Jason Lowndes who passed away after being hit by a passing vehicle while riding near Bendigo.

 

 

 

 

A lost talent

 

Pro rider, Lowndes, had just turned 23 a week ago and everyone was convinced he was going to be record breaker in the near future. The young talent who was able to finish sixth in the under-23 road race at 2016’s UCI world championships, was known to be an emerging sprinter who had also raced for the Australian-registered Drapac Professional Cycling team.

 

He spent the last season in the Israel Cycling Academy right before signing with JLT-Condor, British Continental team for 2018.

 

 

 

Even though, the young driver, a 20-year old woman who was coming from Kangaroo Flat, immediately stopped at the scene to give the first help and call the police, there was nothing doctors and anyone else could do to save the talented rider…

 

A thief stole Kristian Sbaragli’s bike during a routine training ride

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Israel Cycling Academy recruit, Kristian Sbaragli was a victim of an unexpected theft when his team issue, De Rosa, was suddenly stolen a couple of days ago when the rider had stopped for a coffee break in Italy.

 

It seems the Italian rider who has just signed with the Pro Continental squad, didn’t mind leaving his team issue unmonitored when training in Ventimiglia near the French border. His fellow, Trek-Segafredo rider, Fabio Felline was accompanying the rider when the incident took place.

 

“I was out for a five-hour rider and on my way back home it was just little bit wet. So I decided with my mate of training, Felline from Trek-Segafredo, to quickly have a coffee before riding the last hour of training,” the 27-year-old rider said.

 

“We put the two bikes one of over the other by the door of the coffee shop, which was see-though, so we could check them. And in a moment, the bike was gone.”

 

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A police matter

 

Sbaragli, who has finally signed with the new team after five seasons with Dimension Data, claimed that there were no witnesses. The local police are already notified about the incident and hope to get the valuable machine back ASAP.

 

“I called the police and I made all the formal procedure,” he stated. “They are working In terms to find my bike. But they told me that in the car were professional people, that they stole bike as a job; gonna be really hard to find it. But I’m still hoping to get a call say we found it.”

 

“After this happened a friend of mine gave me his bike to not lose the next day of training. Then the team worked really hard to provide another bike for me,” Sbaragli added.

 

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