Schlagwort-Archiv: Andrea Guardini

Jungels gekrönt in Italiens Wunderland

Die Top-GC-Fahrer fordern sich bis zum Ende. Der Luxemburger gewinnt einen ausgewählten Sprint in Bergamo.
In Etappe 16 ist der Zugang zum Stelvio (beide Seiten) und Mortirolo-Aufstiege nur auf akkreditierte Rennfahrzeuge beschränkt.

Bergamo, 21. Mai 2017 – Bob Jungels nutzte die Straßen der Il Lombardia, um seinen ersten Sprint-Sieg in Bergamo zu erreichen und alle anderen GC-Anwärter zu schlagen, darunter auch der heutige Vizemeister Nairo Quintana, der früher gestürzt war, sich aber erholte und sein Defizit auf Tom Dumoulin um sechs Sekunden reduzierte, den Zeit Bonus auf den zweiten Fahrer über der Linie der legendären Papst Johannes XXIII Straße zu vergeben.


Erster Grand Tour Sieg für Bob Jungels. Er ist der zweite Luxemburger, der im Giro d’Italia eine Etappe gewinnt. Sein Vorgänger Charly Gaul gewann zwischen 1956 und 1961 11 Etappen.
Mit Bob Jungels, der 24 Jahre alt ist, wurde mehr als die Hälfte der bisherigen Etappen im Giro 100 (8 von 15) von Fahrern gewonnen, die für die Unter-26-White-Trikot-Klassifikation geeignet sind.
Fahrer aus neun verschiedenen Nationen – die gleiche Anzahl wie das ganze letztjährige Rennen – haben im diesjährigen Giro: Österreich, Deutschland, Kolumbien, Slowenien, Schweiz, Australien, Spanien, Niederlande und Luxemburg Bühnen gewonnen.
Etappe 15 wurde in der Geschichte des Giro d’Italia mit einer Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit von 46.486km / h als die 11. schnellste Etappe (ohne Zeitfahren) aufgenommen. Der Rekord ist die Etappe 18 im Jahr 2012 von San Vito di Cadore bis Vedelago (139km) von Andrea Guardini bei 49.429km / h gewonnen.

Etappe 15 Fotogalerie
Etappe 15 Klassifikationen
Etappe 16 Karten
Il Garibaldi (Giro d’Italia offizielles Programm)

Daten, die von Velons Geräten auf den Fahrrädern der Fahrer gesammelt werden, erzählen die detaillierte Geschichte der Etappe. Daten und ein Erklärungsleitfaden können hier heruntergeladen werden.

Bob-Jungels-Angriff in Città Alta, Bergamo



First victory at the Giro for the young Australian sprinter. Bob Jungels retains the Maglia Rosa
Tomorrow’s stage TV live coverage starting from 13.05.

Alberobello, 12 May 2017 – Australia’s Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) claimed his first ever stage victory at the Giro d’Italia as he outsprinted Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) in a spectacular bunch gallop in Alberobello after Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier Triestina) got reined in with 20km to go. Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) retained the Maglia Rosa for the fourth day.
To celebrate stage 7 of the 100th Giro d’Italia, the town of Alberobello dedicated the area next to today’s finish line to the Maglia Rosa, Bob Jungels.

Stage 7′s winner, Caleb Ewan, on stage with the American actor, Patrick Dempsey, TAG Heuer (Official Timekeeper of the Giro d’Italia) ambassador


First win at the Giro d’Italia for Caleb Ewan. It’s his second Grand Tour victory after stage 5 at the 2015 Vuelta a España.
This is the 30th stage victory for Australian riders at the Giro, 35 years after the first one, by Tasmania’s Michael Wilson in Cortona on 15 May 1982.
The age of the stage winners so far this year: 22 (Gaviria, Ewan), 25 (Polanc, Pöstlberger), 26 (Dillier), 34 (Greipel). Also in 2012, two riders won a stage before turning 23: Taylor Phinney, 21, and Andrea Guardini, 22.

Jakub Mareczko gewinnt vor Filippo Pozzato die 3.Etappe der Tour de Langkawi

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PANTAI REMIS: Jakub “Kuba” Mareczko gab Wilier Triestina seinen ersten Sieg der Saison 2017 in der 3. Etappe von Le Tour de Langkawi bei Pantai Remis am Tag nach seinem Teamkollegen Filippo Pozzato in der Nähe. Der verkleinerte italienische Outsprint-Stadium 1-Sieger Scott Sunderland, der in die Führung der Punkte Klassifizierung bewegt, während Ryan Gibbons von Südafrika das gelbe Trikot vor der Königsetappe behalten, um die Cameron Highlands.

“Endlich habe ich das Eis gebrochen”, kommentierte Mareczko. “Das ganze Team war vorbereitet um mich zum Sieg zu bringen. Ich danke meinen Teamkollegen dafür. Pozzato, [Alberto] Cecchin und [Rafael] Andriato zerrten mich zu den ersten Positionen des Pelotons und ich konnte meinen Sprint mit 400 Metern starten. ”



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MELAKA – Andrea Guardini of Astana made it four as he also won the conclusive stage of the 2016 Le Tour de Langkawi in the middle of the historical attractions of Melaka while South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg of Dimension Data took the overall classification of the 21st edition of Asia’s premier stage race.

A major event in stage 8 starting from Batu Pahat was the first intermediate sprint at Semerah, km 16. The winner was no less than yellow jersey wearer Janse van Rensburg. Interestingly, veteran climber Francisco Mancebo of Skydive Dubai was second, which enabled him to enter the top 5 overall while Luca Chirico of Bardiani-CSF moved up to the top 10 thanks to his third place at that point of the race.

A breakaway finally took shape after 40km of racing, involving Seo Joo Yong (KSPO), Chiu Ho San (HKSI) and Loh Sea Keong (Malaysia). As the peloton didn’t react, their lead increased to 5.20 only 15km further. Teams Drapac, Astana and Dimension Data combined forces to set the pace of the peloton in order to catch the escapees on time for another conclusive bunch gallop. It was all together with ten kilometers to go.

Melaka’s famous and tiny street Jonker Walk made the fight for positions more complicated than usual, Guardini noted. The Italian commented: “I’m happy to win here again in Melaka. I remember very well when I first did it in 2012. I knew there was a head wind to finish but I sprinted with a good timing. It would have been hard to get better results than four stage wins in eight days of racing. The fights for sprinting have all been highly competitive.”

As he won four stages like last year, Guardini reached the exceptional total of 22 stage victories in six straight participations to Le Tour de Langkawi, a race in which he’s now the iconic rider.



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PARIT SULONG – Astana’s Andrea Guardini claimed his 21st victory at Le Tour de Langkawi in stage 7 of the 21st edition of the event. The Italian outsprinted his compatriots Jakub Mareczko of Southeast and Andrea Palini from Skydive Dubai in a tight finish at Parit Sulong where Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) retained the overall lead on the eve of the grand finale in the historical city of Melaka.

The longest stage of this year’s race happened to be more eventful than anyone expected it to be. Juraj Sagan of Tinkoff was all fired up after finishing second in stage 6. He initiated a front group of six riders with Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare), Karol Domagalski (One Pro Cycling), Ma Guangtong (Hengxiang), Laurens De Vreese (Astana) and Meher Hasnaoui (Skydive Dubai). Former leader Miguel Angel Lopez of Astana who was avid of taking his revenge after losing the yellow jersey because of a mechanical rode flat out in the first hill of the day. He crested Bukit Miku (km 28) in first position with the aim of taking time bonus at the intermediate sprint in Johol (km 46) but Janse van Rensburg also made the front group of 25 riders that was formed after catching the initial attackers.

Six riders went clear before Johol, most of them for the second time of the day: De Vreese, Sagan, Putt, Domagalski, Gong Hyo Suk (KSPO) and Agung Sahbana (Pegasus). Several attacks occurred in that front group and at the head of the peloton led all day by Dimension Data. The maximum lead was 5.20 at km 145 when De Vreese, Putt and Gong were the remaining breakaway riders, rejoined by then by a Chinese duo from Hengxiang with Ma and Zheng Zhang. For most of the stage, De Vreese who was 2.05 adrift on GC was the virtual leader of Le Tour de Langkawi but Janse van Rensburg never panicked.

De Vreese was the last man to surrender with 5km to go, which gave a free ride to Astana’s sprinter Guardini who leapfrogged Mareczko in the last 50 metres. “After what happened yesterday, it’s normal that Miguel Angel was a bit angry but that’s cycling”, the Italian explained. “Astana had such a good tactic today with a strong rider [De Vreese] in the breakaway. Nobody wanted to pull strongly in the finale but it turned out to being a bunch sprint and it was a very good one for me. With 200m to go, I passed in a very small gap between two other riders but a bit of luck is always needed for winning a bunch sprint. To reach 21 victories at Le Tour de Langkawi is really amazing. It’s never simple to win.”



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REMBAU – In a very eventful stage 6 in the 21st Le Tour de Langkawi, Jakub Mareczko of Southeast claimed his first ever victory in the Malaysian event he’s taking part in for the second time while a mechanical incident with 6km to go deprived Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez from Astana of the overall lead. South Africa Reinardt Janse van Rensburg racing for Dimension Data took over although he was victim of a crash with 500 metres to go, which prevented him from contesting the stage victory he was looking for. Juraj Sagan of Tinkoff and Dylan Page from Roth finished second and third respectively in Rembau.

It was a very different stage from the scenarios Le Tour de Langkawi is used to. Songezo Jim (Dimension Data), Michael Gogl (Tinkoff), James Oram (One Pro Cycling), Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF), Tim Scully (Drapac), Gong Hyo Suk (KSPO), Amirul Mazuki (Terengganu), joined by Giuseppe Fonzi (Southeast) formed a breakaway after ten kilometres of racing. They were about to get caught by the peloton led by Unitedhealthcare but Maestri and Gong insisted. They were reinforced by Adrien Niyonshuti (Dimension Data), Gogl again, Tanner Putt (Unitedhealthcare) and Julen Amezqueta (Southeast).



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KUALA LUMPUR -Andrea Guardini became the first rider to reach the number of 20 stage victories at Le Tour de Langkawi – out of 37 in total in his six-year long pro career at the age of 26 – as he claimed the sprinters’ queen stage at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, making it four out of four on the race’s most prestigious venue. Coming third while stage 2 winner Andrea Palini finished second, South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg who is second overall to Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez diminished his deficit from 29 to 23 seconds with three stages remaining.

It took 63 kilometres for the breakaway of the day to take shape. Beforehand, Guardini had to go for the first intermediate sprint against Janse van Rensburg to protect the overall lead of his team-mate Lopez. The Dimension Data fast man took two seconds there but sustained a flat tyre 2km before the second intermediate sprint, so Guardini could give way to the riders fighting for fifth place overall. Bardiani’s Luca Chirico and Jesper Hansen captured three and two seconds bonus respectively. Then it was time for breaking away.

Racing for the King of the Mountains competition, Wang Meiyin (Hengxiang) rode on the offensive again, and once again with Loh Sea Keong who was accompanied by another rider from Malaysia national team Aiman. Amirul Mazuki (Terengganu) and Kim Hyeonseok (KSPO) were the other members of the move before Carlos Manarelli (Funvic) rejoined them to compose a six-man front group. They had a maximum advantage of 3.20 at km 77.

In the finale, John Ebsen and Richard Handley, both from One Pro Cycling, came across to the two remaining leaders Loh and Amirul. They got reined in nearby the famous twin towers of Kuala Lumpur.

The inevitable bunch sprint was easily won by Guardini. “It’s a wonderful day for me and a perfect fourth win here on my favourite finishing line of Le Tour de Langkawi”, the Italian declared. “Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I win, it’s fantastic. With 20km to go, my mind was all set on this finish location. I could feel a lot of adrenaline in the run in. I knew exactly where I needed to pass my adversaries to outsprint them. We took control of the race and I had a really good sprint.”



GEORGETOWN, PENANG – Andrea Palini of Skydive Dubai outsprinted Astana’s Andrea Guardini on the finishing line in Georgetown on the occasion of an unprecedented stage finishing in Penang via the 24km long second bridge and the 5km long Teluk Bahang hill.

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China’s Wang Meiyin missed out on taking the yellow jersey from Guardini after another breakaway that saw him accumulating points for the King of the Mountains and the points classification he now leads.

After 22km of racing, the Hengxiang versatile rider found the way to escape along with Loh Sea Keong (Malaysia national team), Sofian Nabil (NSC), Gong Hyo Suk (KSPO) and Jamilidin Navardianto (Pegasus). They got a maximum advantage of 4.15 at km 50. As Wang won all three intermediate sprints, he collected nine seconds of time bonus, which put him in a virtual position of race leader with the perspective of taking the yellow jersey, shall Guardini not be the stage winner.

Astana pulled the bunch but didn’t catch the remaining three breakaway riders, Wang, Loh and Nabil, before the summit of Teluk Bahang with 30km to go. It was eventually all together 11km before the end of the race. All elements that make a good bike race were combined in one day as the wind played a key role in the finale after the climbs and the Penang bridge in a very spectacular environment.

“I didn’t expect to win”, Palini explained in a post-race press conference. “I was hoping for scoring points but I didn’t think I could beat Guardini. However, I was fresher than him after the last climb. That made the difference. I’m very happy. To win here is very important. It already makes my Tour de Langkawi a successful one.”

Guardini caught the occasion to underline how difficult it is to win a race, even for a sprinter of his caliber. “I said this morning again that it’s never simple to win”, he commented. “Palini showed today that he’s a more complete rider than me. He passed the hill better than me. I rode flat out to stay with the main peloton and it took out of me the energy I needed for winning the bunch sprint.”

It was a tight finish though. Bardiani-CSF’s Nicola Ruffoni crashed behind the leading trio of sprinters, South Africa’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg being third on the line. The fast finale prevented Wang from getting the same time as Palini, so he missed out on the yellow jersey. “But my main goal is the King of Mountains jersey”, the Chinese rider explained. “That’s why I rode away again.”

Malaysia’s Loh Sea Keong was awarded the price of most combative rider as he also took part in the breakaway for the second straight day. “My career was in a dilemma after I finished the Tour de Korea in June”, the Kelantanese explained. “I was struggling with a lot of things in my life. I decided to take a break from cycling but in November, I went to Thailand to train for making a come-back. Here I am, happy to race offensively for Malaysia again. Today it was the most valuable stage I’ve experienced in ten years of taking part in Le Tour de Langkawi. Riding in to Penang was incredibly spectacular, so was the run in to the finish when we came down to the coast from the last hill. It was a challenging route. I was thrilled to be part of the breakaway until very close to the finish.”

Malaysia’s Minister of Youth and Sport YB Khairy Jamaluddin was in attendance. A dedicated cyclist himself, he enjoyed what will remain a memorable stage in the 20-year long history of Le Tour de Langkawi.

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Mark Cavendish sichert den ersten Sieg des Teams von Dimension Data für Qhubeka

Die Tour of Qatar sieht Cavendish nach Etappe 1 als Etappenführer.
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Mark Cavendish eröffnet seine Saison mit einem Sieg der 1.Etappe der Tour of Qatar. Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) wurde Zweiter und Andrea Guardini (Astana) Dritter.

Die Auftaktetappe der Tour of Qatar wurde heute zu einer mörderischen Start, denn eine Spitzengruppe von 21 Fahrern im starken Qatari Wind löste sich bereits nach 40 km zu fahren. Team Dimension Data für Qhubeka waren in einer großartigen Position und platzieren Mark Cavendish, Edvald Boasson Hagen und Tyler Farrar in der Spitzengruppe. Es gab eine Reihe von Favoriten in der ausgewählten Gruppe, Katusha mit 3 Teamkollegen um dort Alexander Kristoff zu unterstützen, während Greg van Avermaet (BMC), Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon), Andrea Guardini (Astana) und Sacha Modolo alle ein Teil dieser gefährlichen Spitzengruppe waren.

Cavendish und Co. fuhren so stark sie konnten, eröffneten einen Vorsprung von 1’20 “auf die Verfolger. Das Hauptfeld in der starken Spitzengruppe sah ferner eine Reihe von Abstürzen ihre Jagd behindern. Es dauerte nicht lange, bis aus 40 Fahrern wurden  21 an der Front . Die afrikanischen Teams waren an einem guten Platz mit 4 Fahrern in diesem Verfolgerhauptfeld.


Ewan holt seinen zweiten Sieg in der 6.Etappe

KARAK: Orica GrennEdge’s Caleb Ewan holte seinen zweiten Etappensieg in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTDL) 2015 in einem Massensprint in der 6. Etappe von Kuantan nach Karak.

Ewan 21, schlug Teams Southeast Jakub Mareczko als der Favorit Andrea Guardini als Fünfter die Etappe beendete, er konnte nicht zusätzlich zu seinen Rekord von 17 Etappensiegen einen dazugewinnen in dieser kürzesten Etappe von 96.6km.

Die Etappe sah eine vierköpfige Ausreißergruppe aus dem Hauptfeld flüchten doch sie wurden nach 20 km eingefangen, als das Guardinis Astana-Team startete eine Jagd.


Guardini tat es wieder

KUALA Berang: Andrea hat wieder einmal bewiesen, dass er im Massensprint nicht zu stoppen ist, als der Astana Pro Team Pilot seinen dritten Sieg bei Le Tour de Langkawi (LTDL) 2015 in einem Massensprint in Etappe Vier von Kota Baru nach Kuala Berang holte.
Guardini, 27, schlug Teams Southeast Jakub Mareczko auf der Ziellinie, und den Orica Greenedge Caleb Ewan, der den dritten Platz holte und sowohl das Gesamtgesamtklassement und Punktewertung führt.
Dies war auch Guardini 17. Sieg, den er jemals in der Geschichte des Rennens gewann, was sich zeigte in seiner bereits beeindruckenden Bilanz.