The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM extended its contracts with Daily Fresh Food and De Bisschopsmolen to continue to have healthy and high quality meals, breads and bars in 2014 and 2015. Belkin’s general manager, Richard Plugge said, “We are very happy with the continuation of these contracts. We have been developing specific nutritious products for the riders for years, and these partners fit in this process perfectly.”
A pair of little-known riders - Belgian Brecht Dhaene and Italian Elana Cecchini - scored big upsets Saturday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic criteriums.
A few weeks are left, and it will be Giro d’Italia again for Team Colombia, but it’s still too early to pack luggage for Northern Ireland. Ahead of Belfast, more important fixtures expect Claudio Corti’s riders – way too prestigious to be a mere setup to the first Grand Tour of the season.
The Giro del Trentino will be a final opportunity to sharpen form and make final preparations for the Giro d'Italia, BMC Racing Team Sport Director Fabio Baldato said.
RusVelo didn’t miss a single strategic chance of those that presented themselves in stage 4 of GP of Adygeya. Totally focusing on the general standings, the team managed to place Sergey Lagutin and Sergey Firsanov in second and third spots, respectively, while Ilnur Zakarin remains a clear leader.
Giro del Trentino's 38th edition (April 22-25) will be in the spotlight to start with the pre-race media conference on Monday in Arco. New Italian National Team Manager Davide Cassani to be honored with “Ciclismo Vita Mia” award.
American Travis McCabe of Team SmartStop Pro Cycling used a perfectly-timed attack on the final climb to solo to victory Friday in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic men's professional road race.
Sunday the first of three consecutive WorldTour climb classics takes place: the Amstel Gold Race. The start of the 251.1 kilometers long race is given in Maastricht. After 54 kilometers there’s the first of four passages on the Cauberg. By then already five hills will have been covered. There are 34 climbs in total on the route, that make about 4000 height meters.
Alé Cipollini absolute ruler of the Classic Winston Salem, in North Carolina. The team runs well and Shelley Olds completed the work with a strong success. Alé sportswear winners also in the United States.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the media two days before Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, April 20th. Riders and staff interviewed included Michal Kwiatkowski, Patrick Lefevere, Wout Poels, and Jan Bakelants.
Last Wednesday the heart’s desire of the 18-year-old Steven from Turnhout was fulfilled, thanks to Make-A-Wish and in cooperation with Lotto Belisol. Steven has mucoviscidose, but it’s his big dream to climb a mountain with a real race bike. Steven was invited by Lotto Belisol on the occasion of the Brabantse Pijl. Annelies Van Soom is part of the wish team of Make-A-Wish and helped to fulfill the dream of Steven.
American Shelley Olds (Alé Cipollini-Galassia) won a bunch sprint finale of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic women's professional road race on Friday. Olds beat Canadian Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (BTC City Ljubljana) to the line at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.
The Russian WorldTour Team Katusha will start on Sunday, April 20th, in the Amstel Gold Race (WorldTour) with the following line-up:
One of the most important weeks of the spring season for ORICA-GreenEDGE begins on Sunday with the Amstel Gold Race. With multiple cards to play at each of the three Ardennes Classics, the Australian outfit lines up in Maastricht with a strong roster to support the team’s big ambitions.
LAMPRE-MERIDA is going to come back to the North, this time to face the Ardenne Classics. This is the races schedule and the selections of blue-fuchsia-green cyclists:
Spaniard set to lead Movistar Team's squad in Amstel Gold Race (Sunday 20th), Flèche Wallonne (Wednesday 23rd) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Sunday 27th).
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RusVelo rider Igor Boev won a sprint in a group of twelve at the finish line of GP of Adygeya’s stage two. The longest stage of the race (171 km) was held on a relatively flat course, by the standards of Caucasus; so it was a strong side wind that presented the main difficulty for the peloton.
Michiel Elijzen and the sprinters of the Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM met this week for a training camp. In the Rund um Köln on Monday, they hope to profit from their hard work.
An “Azzurro” celebration ready to start in Bergamo.