Schlagwort-Archiv: Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

Landa answers the call in memory of Scarponi

Caruso back in the lead after Thomas suffered a mechanical. Tomorrow the Tirreno-Adriatico will pay tribute to Michele Scarponi, with the stage’s finale in Filottrano, Michele’s hometown.


Sarnano-Sassotetto, 10 March 2018 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) claimed his first ever victory at Tirreno-Adriatico and his first win for Movistar as he beat New Zealand’s George Bennett at Sassotetto. Damiano Caruso of BMC Racing Team moved back into the lead after Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) sustained a mechanical in the finale. The Italian has an advantage of one second over Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) before tomorrow’s ‘walls’ stage dedicated to Landa’s former teammate Michele Scarponi.

VELON DATA
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tell the detailed story of the stage: Data and an explanation guide can be downloaded here.

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Stage 4 Results
Stage 4 Photo Gallery
Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport 2018 Roadbook
Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport 2018 Maps

STAGE RESULT
1 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) 219km in 6h22’13”, average speed 34.378kph
2 – Rafal Majka (Bora – Hansgrohe) st
3 – George Bennett (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) st

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team)
2 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) at 1″
3 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 11”

JERSEYS

Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Sportful – Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – Nicola Bagioli (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by FIAT – Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)


PRESS CONFERENCE
The stage winner, Mikel Landa, said: “I’ve kept a great memory of [former teammate] Michel Scarponi, so I paid tribute to him when I crossed the line. He was always happy and keen to share his happiness with his entourage. In a Spanish team, I possibly found a way of racing that suits me better, less controlled [than at Sky] and more of an attacking style. I’d like to make the final top 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico but some riders have more chances than me to make a difference in the time trial.”

Race leader Damiano Caruso said: “I lost a bit of time yesterday, as expected because the finale didn’t suit my characteristics like today’s. Because of a series of circumstances, I’m back in the lead. It’s great. I couldn’t ask for more. It was a demanding stage with 5000 metres of difference in altitude. I don’t know where Chris Froome is at in terms of condition but it’s unusual to see him lose contact. This year the team gave me the captaincy for GC. Tomorrow, with Greg Van Avermaet, we can target both stage and GC. It’ll be a special day in memory of Michele Scarponi. I wasn’t very close to him but I last spoke to him at the Tour of the Alps [a couple of days before he died]. We spoke about our children. My son will turn three soon. My last memory of him is him saying how nice it is to go back home and see his kids.”

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Viva Valverde – mountain-top victory

Kelderman and López also make the podium of the Abu Dhabi Tour

Jebel Hafeet, 25 February 2018 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) won the uphill conclusive stage of the fourth Abu Dhabi Tour and the overall classification as he denied up and coming Colombian climber Miguel Ángel López the success he was looking for throughout a strong showing of his Astana team. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) rounded the podium but missed out on the final top three by two seconds as Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) and López accompanied the Spaniard in the final presentation.

STAGE RESULT
1 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) 199km in 4h38’72”, average speed 42.828km/h
2 – Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
3 – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) at 15″

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)
2 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 17″
3 – Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Astana Pro Team) at 29″

JERSEYS

The Red Jersey, sponsored by the Al Maryah Island (General individual classification by time) – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)
The Green Jersey, sponsored by Emirates Post (General individual classification by points) – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
The White Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1993) – Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Astana Pro Team)
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Etihad Airways (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Nikolay Trusov (Gazprom – Rusvelo)
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Final Results
Stage 5 Photo Gallery 1
Stage 5 Photo Gallery 2

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