MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will take on the climbs and sprints of the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg (June 12-16 / UCI 2.HC) this week with its usual strong squad. Milan-San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek, who has shown his outstanding ability to come over the climbs and win the resulting sprint, and Spanish climber Sergio Pardilla will be the men in the spotlight.
Two weeks have passed since the finish of an emotion-packed Giro d’Italia, and Team Colombia is warming up to get back in action in June, with three stage races in Europe. After enjoying some rest says, those who took part to the Giro restarted training under the guidance of Sports Directors Valerio Tebaldi, Oscar Pellicioli and Oliverio Rincon, in order to pur their after-race condition to good use. The Escarabajos’ black jerseys are now looking to show themselves up at the Tour of Luxembourg (June 12-16) and the Tour of Slovenia (June 13-16).
RusVelo rider Sergey Lagutin came in second in stage two of 2.HC Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg. The experienced Russian, 2003 U-23 World champion, followed the multiple World’s medal winner Matti Breschel (Tinkoff – Saxo) to the line, which put him up to 9th in the general standings, 28 seconds behind the race leader Jean-Pierre Drucker.
For Team Blanco Pro Cycling, the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg is all about seizing opportunities. This battle cry is not just in terms of stage wins but also for a few men who have not yet punched a ticket to the Tour de France.
RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK's line-up for the next race.
June 13, 2013 - The juggernaut that is the Tour de France is rumbling toward us at great speed and the team have started naming their hopefuls for the French race. We also have the results, video and anything else from the Tour de Suisse, the Tour de Beauce and the Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk. Also a lot of great video catch-up’s from the Giro d’Italia and the Dauphiné, plus we visit our own Dr. Cheung in his lab. Basically a very full EuroTrash bag this Thursday morning.
June 17, 2013 - Its wall-to-wall racing in today’s EuroTrash: All the results, video and rider comments from Suisse, Luxembourg, Ster ZLM Toer and Beauce are here and the other race news we ran out of space for will be in “NEWSWIRE”. What next for Pat McQuaid and other news fill in the gaps. Monday coffee and race catch-up time with PEZ!