Archiv für den Tag: 19. Mai 2017

rad-net ROSE Team startet mit sechs Fahrern bei U23-DM

Die Deutsche U23-Meisterschaft im Straßenrennen ist am kommenden Sonntag der nächste Saisonhöhepunkt für das rad-net ROSE Team. Im vergangenen Jahr stellte das deutsche Continental-Team mit Pascal Ackermann den Sieger, der daraufhin den Sprung in die WorldTour schaffte. Auch in diesem Jahr will das rad-net ROSE Team um die Medaillen mitfahren.

«Nachdem der Meister letztes Jahr aus unseren Reihen kam, werden wir natürlich auch dieses Mal beäugt und wir wollen uns daran messen. Natürlich wollen wir wieder um die Medaillen mitkämpfen, das ist ganz klar. Wir gehen nicht an den Start, um eine gute Platzierung zu verschenken», sagt der Sportliche Leiter des rad-net ROSE Teams Ralf Grabsch.

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Talansky is best on Baldy

American Andrew Talansky took a hard-fought victory atop Mt. Baldy on the fifth stage of Amgen Tour of California on Thursday. The 28-year-old out-sprinted race leader Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) in an uphill dash to the line to claim Cannondale-Drapac’s first WorldTour win of the season.

“I’m so happy,” Talansky said. “We needed that. That’s what happens when we have fun.

“We’re all overjoyed,” added Talansky. “The guys set it up on the stage. My form, as far as everyone else was concerned, was unknown coming into this, and the guys put full trust and full faith in me. I ended up losing a bit of time on Mt. Hamilton on Monday. Brendan Canty saved my day yesterday, the whole team did. I could have been a minute back after getting a flat at a bad time.”

He’s not a minute back. Instead Talansky will head into the penultimate stage in fourth overall with a 44-second deficit to Majka. George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) is currently second at six seconds while Ian Boswell (Team Sky) is third at 25 seconds. The stage six individual time trial covers 24-kilometers around Big Bear Lake, which lies 2,000 meters above sea level.

“I’d prefer to be in the yellow jersey right now, but we won the stage today, and I’ll enjoy that,” said Talansky. “Tomorrow I’ll focus on the time trial. If we win this race, we win this race, and if we lose, we lose. Life goes on.

“Rafal is a great time trialist,” Talansky added. “I like my chances, but I can’t underestimate what he will do tomorrow. I have no doubt that we’ll both go out there and give it everything we have. Whoever ends up on top, ends up on top.”

HOW IT HAPPENED
It was a fast, frantic start to the queen stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Thursday’s race took in 125 kilometers with over 3,600 meters of climbing between Ontario and the top of Mt. Baldy. The category one summit finish has four times featured in the Amgen Tour of California, including in 2011 – Talansky’s first participation in the race.

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Tour of Norway #2: Boasson Hagen keeps overall lead after new podium performance

Tour of Norway #2: Boasson Hagen keeps overall lead after new podium performance


Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did well to defend Edvald Boasson Hagen’s leader’s jersey on stage 2 of Tour of Norway. In the sprint, the Norwegian champion finished third and thereby increased his lead in the general classification.

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Perfekter BORA – hansgrohe Zug bringt Sam Bennett erneut Platz 3

Der heutige Tag war wieder eine Etappe in der sich die Sprinter zeigen konnten. Der BORA – hansgrohe Zug wurde ausgezeichnet umgesetzt, Sam Bennett wurde leider auf den letzten Metern von zwei Fahrern geschlagen und beendet die 12. Etappe auf den dritten Platz. Podestplatz Nummer sechs für BORA – hansgrohe.

Die 12. Etappe war zugleich auch die längste in der diesjährigen Austragung des Giro d´Italia. Mehr als 220 Kilometer, meist flache, von Forli nach Reggio Emilia warteten auf die Fahrer. Das Streckenprofil hielt auf den ersten Abschnitt zwei Bergwertungen (Kategorie 2 und 3) wie auch 2 Sprintwertungen auf, danach waren die letzten 70 Kilometer durchwegs eben.

Zu Beginn des Rennens hatte das Peloton kein großes Interesse den drei Fahrern, die an der Spitze des Feldes waren, nachzugehen. Somit wuchs der Vorsprung nach 35 gefahrenen Kilometern auf über 7 Minuten an.
BORA – hansgrohe blieb bewusst im Hauptfeld, die heutige Taktik war sich ganz auf größere Gruppen zu fokussieren wie auch auf das Lead-out für Sam im Finale.

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Gaviria makes it three

GAVIRIA MAKES IT THREE

The Colombian rider beat Mareczko and Bennett in Reggio Emilia. Tomorrow’s stage TV live coverage starting from 13.05.

Reggio Emilia, 18 May 2017 – The Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) claimed his third stage victory at the Giro100 as he fended off Italy’s Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) and Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) in a bunch sprint in Reggio Emilia at the end of today’s 229km stage which included riding on the A1 Panoramica motorway. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) retained the Maglia Rosa for the third consecutive day.

STATISTICS

This is the 25th Giro d’Italia stage victory for Colombian riders, equalling the total for Dutchmen set by Tom Dumoulin when he won Tuesday’s Sagrantino time trial stage.
Before Fernando Gaviria, two other Colombians have won three stages at the Giro but he’s the first one to make the triple in a single edition. The other two are Lucho Herrera (Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Monte Generoso in 1989, Terminillo in 1992) and Nairo Quintana (Val Martello and Cima Grappa in 2014, Blockhaus in 2017).
It’s the second time that Colombian riders have combined to win four stages in a single Giro after Nairo Quintana (twice), Rigoberto Uran and Julian Arredondo imposed themselves on the 2014 edition. That year, their first win was on stage 12. This year, stage 12 marks the fourth Colombian victory.

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Gaviria wins stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia


GAVIRIA WINS STAGE 12 OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA
DUMOULIN RETAINS THE MAGLIA ROSA

The Colombia rider beat Mareczko and Bennett on the finish line

Reggio Emilia, 18 May 2017 – The Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won the 229km Forlì – Reggio Emilia 12th stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) and Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third. It is the third stage victory for Gaviria in this year’s Corsa Rosa.

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.

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