Michiel Elijzen will begin 2014 where he finished 2013, in Asia. He directed the Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM in China late in the season at the Tour of Hainan, which turned out to be an extremely successful race. The team won all nine stages and the overall classification. Elijzen plans to extend the Asian run in the Tour de Langkawi, February 27 to March 8.
The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM wants to perform strongly at WorldTour level events in 2014. Robert Gesink’s fifth place in the Tour Down Under started the year well. The team hopes to keep rolling through the classics in the same way or better, and the February races like the Ruta del Sol this week help ready its riders.
New performance tests of the innovative Countervail technology in readiness for the classics.
Lars Boom moved up to third overall in the Tour of Qatar thanks to a strong time trial today. The Dutchman of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team clocked 13:-39 minutes over 10.9 kilometres. He finished a second too short for the victory, which went to Michael Hepburn of Orica-GreenEdge.
The Tour of Qatar, February 9 to 14, opens the season for seven of eight Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM riders taking part. After the Tour Down Under, Graeme Brown is the only one of the eight who already has racing kilometres in his legs. Theo Bos is among the riders debuting.
Bianchi officially introduces Team Belkin’s Infinito CV model for the 2014 season. With its Countervail® vibration cancelling technology, the new Infinito CV is the innovative invention developed by Bianchi to reduce muscle fatigue and increase bike control.
Robert Gesink concluded the Tour Down Under on Sunday as overall sixth. The position of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team rider wasn’t jeopardized in the sixth and final stage, a 95 kilometre criterium through Adelaide. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) was the strongest in a bunch kick and claimed the stage victory. Gesink finished 22nd and was the best Team Belkin rider of the day.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team presented its riders to the cycling world at the Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, The Netherlands, ahead on Monday. Wearing Santini outfits and on Bianchi bikes, the riders showed ready for a successful 2014 season.
Bianchi officially releases the Team Belkin’s Oltre XR.2 model for 2014 season. It is the latest generation of the extreme racing Oltre carbon frame, with the best rigidity to weight ratio, for the most expert UCI WorldTour professional riders.
Robert Gesink targets win in general classification, welcomes Santini and Bianchi as new team sponsors.
Belkin Pro Cycling Team’s riders will keep racing in Bell Helmets. The team and the American helmet manufacturer signed a new two-year contract that runs through 2015.
Theo Bos and Graeme Brown will make a short return to the track this winter. The two Belkin Pro Cycling Team riders, who were both very successful on the track in the past, will pair in the Rotterdam Six-Day, January 2 to 7.
The management of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team checked external sources and talked at detail with team doctor, Dion van Bommel and bus driver, Piet de Vos in response to Michael Rasmussen's recent statements.
After a very successful 2013 Belkin Pro Cycling Team and SHIMANO agreed on extending their collaboration. Today they announced a new partnership for two more years.
The Belkin Pro Cycling team wants to take its 30th victory of the season in the Tour of Hainan (20 - 28 October). At the moment the team has bagged 28 wins. Sports Director Michiel Elijzen feels that the goal is realistic.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team and Santini have agreed to a two-year contract. The Italian clothing manufacturer will supply the team with official team clothing, both on and off the bike, starting from January 2014.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team is determined to make a good end to the European cycling season. On Sunday, Paris-Tours awaits and Sports Director Erik Dekker, who won the French one-day race in 2004, is full of confidence.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team has strengthened its squad with the arrival of Jonathan Hivert. The 28-year-old Frenchman was with Sojasun, but the French outfit will close after this season. He joins Belkin with a one-year contract.
The Tour of Beijing presents a good opportunity for Chinese success for Robert Gesink and Wilco Kelderman, thanks to the added summit finish in this year’s edition. The two Belkin Pro Cycling Team riders enjoy the confidence of their Sports Directors in Asia and are supported by a strong team.
The Belkin Pro Cycling Team sees opportunities in the Binche-Tournai-Binche tomorrow. With a bunch sprint likely, Sports Director Erik Dekker looks to Mark Renshaw to deliver the goods. Otherwise, Dekker hopes the other riders step up.