Schlagwort-Archiv: Rigoberto Uran

A cast of stars for the Milano-Torino

The world’s oldest Classics race, with its first edition in 1876, will feature many of the world’s best pro riders. Challenging last year’s winner Miguel Angel Lopez will be many top names including Dumoulin, Barguil, Quintana, Aru, Uran, Pinot, Chaves, Zakarin Landa, Kwiatkowski, Kruijswijk, Roglic, Dan Martin and Alaphilippe.


Milan, 27 September 2017 – Many of the top names in professional cycling will be at the start of the 98th edition of Milano-Torino – the oldest Classic bicycle race, having been first run in 1876. Organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, its last edition was won by Miguel Angel Lopez, who will be challenged by, among others, his teammate Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin and Tour de France mountains classification winner Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb), Giro runner-up Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale Drapac Professional Cycling Team), Milano-Sanremo winner Michal Kwiatkowski and his teammate Mikel Landa (Team Sky) and others including Esteban Chaves and Adam Yates (Orica – Scott), Steven Kruijswijk and Primoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo), Daniel Martin and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick – Step Floors), Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ).

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Slipstream Sports announces EF Education First as new naming partner

Cannondale-Drapac announces EF Education First as new naming partner

EF Education First and #GreenArgyle fans have teamed up to #SaveArgyle. Slipstream Sports rides on in 2018 thanks to a newly inked deal with EF Education First. The family-owned global education company will become the first naming partner of the American-registered squad in 2018 and will eventually become majority owner of Slipstream Sports.

Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale will remain wholeheartedly committed to the gutsy, open and engaging approach for which it has become known.

“We are honored to begin working alongside Slipstream Sports, Cannondale, Drapac, and all of the wonderful partners at Slipstream Sports to keep our cyclists riding into 2018 and for years to come,” said Edward Hult, CEO North America, EF Education First. “We were inspired to step in and become the team’s title partner, and will become majority partner, after learning about the #SaveArgyle campaign and witnessing the incredible outpouring of support from fans around the world.

“We have been moved by the powerful way that cycling unites people of diverse backgrounds in a peaceful, fun, and friendly way to achieve extraordinary athletic feats,” Hult added. “It aligns perfectly with EF’s mission of opening the world through education and our commitment to bringing different cultures together.”

Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters describes EF Education First as “the perfect partner” alongside the “whole athlete” focus embraced by Drapac Group owner and chairman Michael Drapac,

“Drapac’s focus is athlete education, athletes being healthy and whole, having options in life,” said Vaughters. “That’s what these guys at EF are all about. Education is what they do. They’re about breaking down cultural barriers and teaching people how to communicate. It’s a sponsor that feels socially relevant in this day as the world becomes increasingly global and communication among cultures becomes more critical. I think it also matches the ethos of Slipstream Sports. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.

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Rigoberto Uran finishes second overall at 2017 Tour de France

A time trial in Marseille clinched the best general classification result for Slipstream Sports in the team’s nine-year Tour de France history.

Colombian Rigoberto Uran started stage 20 in third place overall, six seconds behind Frenchman Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and 29-seconds adrift of race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky). By stage finish, Uran had moved up one spot.

In Paris on Sunday evening, Uran climbed onto the podium as the 2017 Tour de France runner-up to Froome, who secured his fourth Tour title.

“Finishing second to Froome at less than a minute seems pretty good to me,” said Uran. “It’s a quality final podium in Paris, so this is the greatest success of my career. This result is dedicated to my family, friends, my team and everyone who has supported me during the last three weeks.”

While the 22-kilometer lone effort out on the roads of Marseille determined the final general classification order, it was, of course, a culmination of work done up until that point to put Uran in a position to capitalize on a strong penultimate stage time trial.

A stage win into Chambery on the final day of the first week announced Uran as contender. From there, Uran’s star rose alongside his results as he cannily pocketed bonus seconds, 22 in total, and carefully metered his efforts.

“We knew it would be difficult to win the Tour but not impossible, so we gave it everything,” said Uran. “It’s been a great Tour.”

At Uran’s disposal as the race unfolded was a Cannondale-Drapac squad that included three Americans and four Tour debutants, a team selected largely to target stage wins, breakaways and animate the race. The squad punched above their collective weight, particularly in the final two weeks of the Tour when general classification ambitions became more realistic, more poignant.

“Many things came together for us to end up here,” noted head sport director Charly Wegelius. “Rigo finally had a clear run at a three-week race without hiccups, on a route that suited both him and our style of racing. His teammates all rose to the occasion and made up for their lack of experience – we had four Tour rookies! – with heart and hard work. I’m very proud of them.”

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Uran wins dramatic Tour de France stage nine


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Rigoberto Uran won a crash-filled stage of the Tour de France in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The Colombian, riding with only two gears due to a late race mechanical issue, won a six-up sprint in Chambéry. To add to the drama, the race jury required finish line photos to declare Uran the winner ahead of Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb).

The stage nine victory is Uran’s first Tour de France stage win and his first victory in Cannondale-Drapac #GreenArgyle.

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Rafal Majka stürzt schwer auf Tour de France Königsetappe

Der BORA – hansgrohe Kapitän beendete die Etappe, musste danach aber direkt ins Krankenhaus gebracht werden. Das Team wird sich nach Abschluss der Untersuchungen zum Zustand von Majka umgehend äußern. Emanuel Buchmann beendete die Etappe auf Rang 24., musste nach dem Sturz von Majka aber viel Kraft investieren, um zur Gruppe um Froome wieder aufzuschließen, und konnte am Ende nicht mehr mit den Besten mithalten.

Nach einer unglaublich schnellen Bergetappe gestern wartet heute die erste Königsetappe der Tour de France auf das Fahrerfeld. Nicht weniger als 7 Bergwertungen, darunter drei der höchsten Kategorie, und in Summe an die 5000hm, müssen die Fahrer auf 181,5km zwischen Nantua und Chambéry zurücklegen. Besonders nach dem harten Rennverlauf gestern, eine Herausforderung, bei der sich keiner der Klassementfahrer wird verstecken können.

Für BORA – hansgrohe war die Taktik heute gleich wie gestern. Wenn möglich Emanuel Buchmann in eine größere Gruppe zu bekommen, um Druck auf die großen Mannschaften auszuüben. Mit Rafal Majka wollte man bis ins Finale abwarten, um am Mont du Chat beim zu erwartenden Kampf der Favoriten dabei zu sein.

Nachdem die Etappe direkt mit einem Anstieg begann, ließen auch die ersten Attacken nicht lange auf sich warten. Das Tempo war wieder enorm hoch, und einige Fahrer verloren schnell den Anschluss an das Hauptfeld, während vorne sich immer wieder Gruppen lösten. Diesmal dauerte es aber nicht über 50km, bis sich eine Spitzengruppe gefunden hatte, die das Feld auch gewähren ließ. Schon bei der 1. Bergwertung des Tages waren 37 Fahrer an der Spitze, von BORA – hansgrohe mit dabei war Pawel Poljanski. Im Feld kontrollierte Sky das Tempo und ließ den Vorsprung der Gruppe auf ca. 3 Minuten anwachsen.

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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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Uran and Co. look to animate Liège-Bastogne-Liège


Liège-Bastogne-Liège. La Doyenne. The Old Lady. The third of the Monuments. The last Ardennes. The unofficial shift from one-day classics to stage racing.

Cannondale-Drapac hope to surprise in the 103rd running of the Belgian classic. The team of eight will back a single leader despite multiple cards to play.

“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the best guys appearing early,” said sport director Tom Southam. “If the best guys appear early here, I’m not worried about that. We’ll be there with the right guys. We have a lot of guys in good shape coming out Basque Country, coming out of Trentino, and we plan to back one of them. I don’t want to say any more than that.”

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EINE AUSSERGEWÖHNLICHE BESETZUNG FÜR TIRRENO-ADRIATICO 2017

Die 52. Auflage des Corsa dei Due Mari (Race of the Two Seas) beginnt am Mittwoch, 8. März, mit vielen namhaften Fahrern. Die Strecke von Lido di Camaiore nach San Benedetto del Tronto umfasst einen Team Time Trial und einen Individual Time Trial, zwei Sprintstadien und ein Bergfinish auf dem Terminillo. Angefügt sind die vorläufige Eintragsliste und das vorläufige Betriebsprogramm.

Mailand, 5. März 2017 – Die 52. Auflage des Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport vom 8. bis 14. März, organisiert von RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport, zeichnet sich durch eine außergewöhnliche Besetzung aus. Das Rennen verbindet das Tyrrhenische Meer mit der Adria durch sieben Etappen: ein Team Time Trial und ein Einzelzeitfahren öffnen und schließen das Rennen; Dazwischen gibt es zwei Etappen für Sprinter, zwei für Finisseurs und ein aufsteigendes Ende des 1.675m Monte Terminillo (Campoforogna). Viele große Fahrer werden erwartet, um die Corsa dei Due Mari zu starten.

DIE GC CONTENDERS
Zu den GC-Anwärtern gehören Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), Gewinner des Corsa dei Due Mari im Jahr 2015; Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), der Sieger des Giro d’Italia im Jahr 2016, der nach dem Sieg in 2012 und 2013 seinen dritten Sieg erringt. Weitere Konkurrenten sind Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Bauke Milema (Trek-Segfredo), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Geraint Thomas und Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Radsport-Team) und Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi), der jüngste Sieger der Abu Dhabi Tour.

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ESTEBAN CHAVES GEWINNT die 110. AUSGABE VON “IL LOMBARDIA”

Bilder oder Fotos hochladenDer Kolumbianer nach 241km siegreich in Bergamo , Rosa und Uran abgehängt


Bergamo, 1. Oktober 2016 – Der kolumbianische Fahrer Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) hat die 110. Auflage von Il Lombardia gewonnen, dem letzten klassischen Monumentrennen der Saison, auf einer 241 km langen Strecke von Como nach Bergamo. Er ist der erste außereuropäische Fahrer, der das Rennen gewann.

ENDERGEBNIS
1 – Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) – 241km in 6h26’36 “Durchschnittsgeschwindigkeit 37.403km / h
2 – Diego Rosa (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
3 – Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac-Radsport-Team) s.t

Er sagte Sekunden nach dem Ende des Rennens: “Ich hatte den Traum, dass ich Il Lombardia gewinnen könnte, aber ich kann noch immer nicht glauben, dass ich dieses Rennen gewonnen habe. Das ist ein Denkmal!” Als ich mich beruflich betätigte, ließ ich mich hier in Bergamo nieder Ich kannte die Straßen, aber ich war nicht sicher, heute zu gewinnen. Ich möchte allen Menschen, die Esteban geholfen haben danken, sie haben einen Gewinner hier. Schließlich, versuchte ich, einen Unterschied auf den Pflastersteinen zu finden, aber jeder folgte mir, so musste ich ruhig bleiben und mich für den Sprint vorbereiten, das ist nicht meine Stärke, aber ich gab alles und ich bin so froh, dass ich es gemacht habe “.

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team focuses on GC for Catalunya

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Uran, Dombrowski and Woods to Catalunya
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Cannondale Pro Cycling Team to focus on the general classification while sharpening grand-tour form

The early season march of stage races continues, with the challenging Volta A Catalunya rolling out Monday in Spain. There should be a few fleet finishes, but the jaunt into the Catalan Pyrénées ensures that one of this season’s GC contenders will win the week-long race.

To that end, the Cannondale Pro Cycling Team brings a squad dedicated to the overall standings while allowing for crucial experience. Rigoberto Uran will captain the team, with support from the likes of Joe Dombrowski, André Cardoso and Michael Woods.

“Rigoberto is looking to pop off a good performance at Catalunya,” Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters said. “It’s super mountainous. Every stage is hard. You’ve got some climbs that genuinely go into the Pyrénées. Rigo’s got to be in there. He needs to be in the hunt to really push his body to be able to perform at the Giro.”

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