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RC Herpersdorf – 60 Jahre Auto Neuser Preis 27.3.2022

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ELITE 49,5km
1 Helbig Benedikt Team Magnesium Pur Team Embrace The World Cycling
2 Herrmann Lukas Herrmann Radteam 54×11
3 Stavinoha Severin Next Level Racing
4 Korndörfer Benjamin ATS Kulmbach 1861
5 Sansonetti Leonardo Team Baier Landshut
6 Engel Max TSG 1847 Leutkirch
7 Berlitz Eiko Valentin Melsunger TG 1861
8 Callies Adrian RIG Freiburg
9 Walter Michael Radl Express Feucht
10 Wittenburg Robert Next Level Racing

Amateure 40,5km
1 Heiß Lucas RV Conc. Trieb
2 Schwerdt Christoph RC Herpersdorf 1919
3 Kierok Daniel Next Level Racing
4 Reid Marek RSC Kempten
5 Kreuzer Tobias TSV Nittenau
6 Schönefeld Marcus
7 Wittrin Felix RV Sturmvogel München 1952
8 Salwender Marcel RC 1913 Wendelstein
9 Altmannshofer Jörg RSC 88 Regensburg
10 Bolz Sascha Team Laura Lauingen

Giro d’Italia Criterium 2021 – Dubai

1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 1-26-00
2. Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers, at same time
3. Marc Hirschi (Sui) UAE Team Emirates, at five seconds
4. Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra), Ag2r Citroën, at same time
5. Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis, at 12s
6. Grega Bole (Slo)
7. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8. Leonardo Marchiori (Ita) Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec
9. Yousis Mirza (UAE) UAE Team Emirates
10. Mattia Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabù, all at same time

Peter Sagan claimed victory in the first-ever Giro d’Italia Criterium, with Egan Bernal finishing second.


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The Slovakian crossed the line first in the exhibition event in Dubai, following a two-up sprint with Ineos Grenadiers‘ Egan Bernal.
Behind them came Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) in third ahead of Ag2r Citroën’s Geoffrey Bouchard.
Seven seconds later, Elia Viviani led the bunch home ahead of Grega Bole.

The criterium race, which also featured Bernal’s Ineos team-mate Filippo Ganna, consisted of 30 laps of a 2.1km circuit, and took place as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo ever hosted in the specified Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, where the ‘Made in Italy’ campaign has been created to showcase Italian excellence.

While this was Bernal’s first time in Dubai, the Colombian saying he was looking forward to once again wearing the maglia rosa he won in Italy in May earlier this year, Peter Sagan returned to the country having competed in the first-ever Abu Dhabi Tour, with this outing in the Middle East one of his last in a Bora-Hansgrohe jersey before his switch to Total Energies in the new year.

„This was a very special race, it is incredible to be here and have the opportunity to ride the Giro d’Italia Criterium at Expo 2020 Dubai. I am very happy I could take the win in this unique place,“ Sagan said afterwards. „I want to thank my teammates that kept the race under control. In the first part of the Criterium, I tried to be in the front and contest the sprints to win the Points Classification but I soon realised Elia Viviani was faster than me today. I decided to change my tactic. I tried to recover for 10-15 laps, it was a very fast race. Then in the last few laps Bernal, Hirschi and Bouchard attacked and I decided to follow them – it was the right move. After Bernal attacked again, I managed to stay with him and beat him on the line. I am very happy with this success!“
In other end-of-season criterium news, the Tour de France’s Saitama Criterium in Japan has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19, the exhibition event showcasing the summer race’s top talents in east Asia.
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Bayr. Meisterschaft Kriterium Schwabach Stadtparkrennen RC Herpersdorf


Podium mit Sieger Julian Kern und dem DM Jonas Schmeisser (beide RSC Kempten) und Leonardo Sansonetti (Team Baier Lanshut)


5- köpfige Spitzengruppe, die das Rennen dominierte


Das Podium in Aktion

Alle Fotos by Plomi

Das traditionelle Stadtparkrennen des RC Herpersdorf diente am 3.10.21 zur Ermittlung des Bayr. Kriteriumsmeisters.
Leider war das Feld in der ELITE Klasse sehr übersichtlich, nur ca. 25 Fahrer waren am Start, die aber ein sehr flottes Rennen auf den Asphalt zauberten.
Die 40 Runden (= 60km) wurden mit einem 46er Schnitt absolviert und der RSC Kempten dominierte mit 8 Fahreren um den frisch gekürten Deutschen Kriteriumsmeister Jonas Schmeisser das Rennen.
Eine 5-köpfige Spitzengruppe löste sich nach ca 15 Runden vom Feld und blieb bis zum Ende vorne, ohne jedoch die mögliche Überrundung zu vollziehen.

Mehr Fotos gibt es hier zu sehen (wird noch erweitert…):

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KTM Youngsters News

Simon gewinnt Omnium, Nico sprintet aufs Podium

Mit Simon Potstada und Nico Wollenberg waren zuletzt zwei KTM Youngsters
aktiv. Dabei konnten sich beide über hervorragende Ergebnisse freuen.

Das Radwochenende von Simon begann am letzten Donnerstag mit den Rennen an der Allianz-
Arena. Leider war die Vorbereitung darauf aufgrund von Stau und Anreiseschwierigkeiten nur
kurz. Der KTM Youngster versuchte dennoch das Beste aus dem 38-minütigen Rennen, bei
dem in jeder dritten Runde die Punkte ausgefahren wurde, zu machen. Leider waren nach
einer Attacke in der fünften Runde die Spitze und die Punkte weg. Am Ende fehlte dann Simon
die Kraft, sodass er Siebter wurde. Nico war ebenfalls am Start und setzte sich gleich zu Beginn
mit einem weiteren Fahrer ab und gewann alle Punkte und somit auch das Rennen.

Wesentlich besser lief es dann bei Simon beim Omnium, das von Freitag bis Sonntag in Augs-
burg stattfand. Im dortigen Velodrom wurden drei Madison-Rennen, ein Scratch-Wettbe-
werb, ein Temporennen, zwei Derny, ein Punktefahren, zwei Ausscheidungsfahren und ein
Zeitfahren über 2.000 Meter ausgefahren. Obwohl Simon am Freitag noch schwere Beine
hatte, konnte er drei der vier Rennen für sich entscheiden. Teamkollege Nico Wollenberg, der
als U15-Fahrer im U17-Wettbewerb mit dem älteren Simon startete, hatte jeweils das Nach-
sehen. Am Samstagvormittag gewann Simon beide Rennen. Die Mittagspause nutzte er, um
gemeinsam mit Nico Tandem zu fahren. Beide hatten sehr viel Spaß dabei. Am Nachmittag
sicherte sich Simon zweimal den zweiten Platz. Durch drei weitere Siege am Sonntag gewann
er das Omnium. Nach der Siegerehrung konnte der KTM Youngster nochmal sein Tandemkön-
nen zeigen: Erfuhr mit einem Fahrer der Blindenschule, mit dem er noch ein paar schnelle
Runden hinlegte.

Im Gegensatz zu Simon nahm Nico nur an den ersten Tagen des Omniums teil. Am Sonntag
war er bei einem Rennradrennen im thüringischen Meiningen gefordert. Bei wunderschönem
Wetter waren 25 Kilometer zu absolvieren. Da es das erste Straßenrennen der Saison 2021
war, waren alle Starterfelder, auch das der U15, sehr gut gefüllt. So standen über 100 Fahrer
am Start. Das Rennen wurde von Anfang an schnell gemacht und Nico befand sich gleich in
der Spitzengruppe. Die verschlief den Ausreißversuch des späteren Siegers in der letzten von
acht Runden. So ging es im Finale um Platz zwei. In diesem zog Nico den Sprint zu früh an und
wurde noch übersprintet. Als Dritter kam er ins Ziel. Damit war die Generalprobe für die deut-
sche Meisterschaft, die in 14 Tagen in Bolanden (Pfalz) stattfinden wird, halbwegs gelungen.
Nico peilt dort das Podium an.

Schwalbe Classic 2020

Adelaide (51,0 km / 30x 1,7 km)
1 EWAN, Caleb (AUS) Lotto Soudal 1:04:29
2 VIVIANI, Elia (ITA) Cofidis 0:00:00
3 CONSONNI, Simone (ITA) Cofidis 0:00:00
4 PHILIPSEN, Jasper (BEL) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:00
5 HALVORSEN, Kristoffer (NOR) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:00
6 DAINESE, Alberto (ITA) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
7 MORKOV, Michael (DEN) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:00
8 WELSFORD, Sam (AUS) UniSA-Australia 0:00:00
9 LAWLESS, Christopher (GBR) Team Ineos 0:00:00
10 NIZZOLO, Giacomo (ITA) NTT Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00
11 KLUGE, Roger (GER) Lotto Soudal 0:00:00
12 SAJNOK, Szymon (POL) CCC Team 0:00:00
13 VENDRAME, Andrea (ITA) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:00
14 LAAS, Martin (EST) BORA – hansgrohe 0:00:00
15 KEUKLELEIRE, Jens (BEL) EF Pro Cycling 0:00:00
16 BENNETT, Sam (IRL) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:00:00
17 BASKA, Erik (SVK) BORA – hansgrohe 0:00:04
18 GREIPEL, Andre (GER) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:04
19 ZABEL, Rick (GER) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00:04
20 BYSTROM, Sven Erik (NOR) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:06


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2019 TdF ŠKODA SHANGHAI CRITERIUM: Pocket rocket Ewan crowned prince of Shanghai

Shanghai (China) – Saturday, November 16th 2019 – Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto–Soudal) claimed the third edition of the Tour de France Škoda Shanghai Criterium in a three-way sprint against Italian Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT), the silver medallist in the road race at the recent Worlds, and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo–Visma), third overall in the 2019 Tour de France, who took the remaining steps on the podium in this same order. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain–Merida) was rewarded for his kick at the four intermediate sprints with the green jersey, while Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), took the combativity prize clad in the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. 25-year-old Caleb Ewan also won the best young rider’s white jersey as well as the team classification together with teammates Adam Blythe, Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens!

Key points:
 On the eve of the third edition of the Tour de France Škoda Shanghai Criterium, the Tour de France riders got a crash course in Chinese cuisine and put their reflexes to the test in front of a swarm of eager fans.
 Team Ineos’s young climber Egan Bernal, who became the first Colombian to claim the Yellow Jersey earlier this year, will spring into action almost at the crack of dawn for an amateur time trial in which fans will get to see how they fare against their idol clad in his famous Jersey.
 The main race will consist of 17 laps of the 3.6 km circuit, with 28 Chinese cyclists ready to take the fight to the likes of Ewan, Trentin, Nibali and Kruijswijk.

Caleb Ewan: „It’s always fun to race in a big city!“

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„It feels great to be back in China!“, chirped the affable rider from Down Under —and winner of stage 21 of the Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées— as he defied jet lag this morning, five years after taking part in the Tour of Beijing. „The roads are in good condition and the organisation is perfect.“ The 25-year-old sprinter landed in Shanghai yesterday and put his spare time to good use by checking out the breath-taking view of the Bund from the Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant, perched on the 58th floor of a building in the bustling Pudong district. Panoramic photos in hand, he described the enormity of this megalopolis with as many contrasts as skyscrapers. „I love the special atmosphere of big cities. On these circuits, fans get to see the peloton blast past several times, in contrast to the courses of traditional races, which are more of a ‚blink and you’ll miss it‘ affair.“ Turning to Chinese fans, he added: „I have no idea whether they know as much about cycling as European fans, but their interest in the sport is growing. There weren’t so many cyclists in the streets in 2014!“ The Lotto–Soudal rider will be flanked by teammates Thomas De Gendt, Adam Blythe and Tim Wellens, who will also be taking part in this race like no other.

Steven Kruijswijk: „I like the idea of getting to know a new culture“
After finishing third overall in the Grande Boucle in July, the 32-year-old Dutchman pounced on the opportunity to enter a race that feels like stage 22 of the Tour de France: „I think it’s an amazing experience to be able to ride in such a vast city!“ The Jumbo–Visma man, a rider who likes to fly under the radar while racking up Grand Tour starts —17 so far— rose with the sun to go for a ride around a city that is usually known for its congested streets. „You need to wake up early to get an accurate picture of Shanghai“, he says adamantly. „Robert [Gesink] and I went around a few parks with 50-odd cycling enthusiasts who came especially to ride at our sides!“ After wrapping up their ride, the duo were invited to a 100% local breakfast in an old-town café known for its numerous regional specialities. It was an opportunity to enter uncharted gastronomical territory, as exemplified by their curious and mischievous tone: „You never really know what you’re tasting.“

Wonton workshop
Rave ravioli or pasta la vista? Gathered around a masterful chef from Guangdong, a province in south-east China, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain–Merida), Tim Wellens (Lotto–Soudal), Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-SCOTT) and Koen Bowman (Jumbo–Visma) learned to make wonton (dumplings similar to ravioli) in front of an audience of Chinese influencers late in the morning. One of them, 2018 FIFA World Cup presenter Rachel Liu, lent a hand to those who felt like fish out of water in the kitchen: „The way we make dumplings varies from one region to the next. In my village back in Sichuan, we like to shape them like birds.“ Some apprentices were bewildered by the highly technical method. After wearing the polka-dot jersey for a fortnight in the last Tour de France, Tim Wellens faced an entirely different kind of mountain: „I’m no good at cooking… But I am great at eating!“ Nibali was the first to tackle the challenge one day after his 35th birthday on 14 November, a special date that the Italian shares with another Tour de France champion, Bernard Hinault. A smile crosses the face of the Shark from Messina as he adds with a touch of national pride: „I love the diversity of Chinese cuisine, but nothing —nothing— can compare to a good pasta dish!“

A whiff of July in the middle of November
The third edition of the Criterium will feature the cream of the crop of the international peloton. The new whiz kid of world cycling and youngest Tour de France champion since the war, Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), will clash with Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo–Visma), third in the Grande Boucle at 1′31″, as well as pocket rocket Caleb Ewan (Lotto–Soudal), who racked up three stage wins in his Tour debut, Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT), the 2019 European champion and silver medallist in the recent Worlds in Harrogate, and Bahrain–Merida leader Vincenzo Nibali, whose list of victories speaks for itself. These men, the five stars on the official poster of the Asian race, will soon go head to head in a summer atmosphere opposite the China Art Museum, the majestic pavilion built for the Expo 2010 Shanghai China.
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Arashiro, emperor of Saitama

October 27 th 2019 – 09:58
Kriterium (59,5 km)
1 61 ARASHIRO Yukiya 00″ TDF JPN
2 1 BERNAL Egan INS COL
3 21 ROGLIC Primoz TJV SLO
4 44 MEZGEC Luka 05″ MTS SLO
5 84 UCHIMA Kohei 06″ UKO JPN
6 41 TRENTIN Matteo MTS ITA
7 11 BARDET Romain ALM FRA
8 31 FUGLSANG Jakob 09″ AST DEN
9 14 NAESEN Oliver 11″ ALM BEL
10 3 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan 14″ INS ESP

Several days after the coronation of Emperor Naruhito, Yukiya Arashiro achieved a crowning moment in his career by winning in front of his home crowds on the Tour de France Saitama Criterium. The victory must have been even sweeter since in the run-up to the finish he resisted the duo made up of Yellow Jersey Egan Bernal and Vuelta Red Jersey winner Primoz Roglic.Beforehand in the main race, Matteo Trentin and Romain Bardet stood out, respectively claiming the green and polka dot jerseys, whilst the very lively Jakob Fuglsang was designated the most combative rider on this unofficial “22nd stage”.
JAPAN’S KINGS OF THE SPRINT
Sprint aficionados enjoyed a rare formula in Saitama, with four qualification races to reach the final, contested on a rolling start, 800 metres from the finishing line. In the first heat, Oliver Naesen proved to be a bit too cocky when attacking 500 metres from the line and was caught and passed by Japan’s Saya Kuroeda. However, this technique worked for Michal Kwiatkowski, in a tough heat where he had to count on his power to avoid a direct confrontation at the line with Matteo Trentin. The third heat was completely different, in which the duel between Anthony Turgis and Kakeru Omae went the Frenchman’s way right at the very end: “I think my experience helped me to beat him,” explained the relieved Total-Direct Energie rider. The fourth ticket for the final was a two-way battle between a Japanese pair, since Jakob Fuglsang was evidently not confident in his finishing skills against the duo of Watanabe and Sawada, who crossed the line in that order. In the final, “Kwiato” again tried to shake off his competitors with an acceleration 500 metres from the line, but this time was lacking the strength to hold out against his two Japanese rivals. The duel was won by Saya Kuroeda, the only rider of the day to put in a faultless performance.

CALL HIM MISTER AMBASSADOR
A career as an elite sprinter can open doors to all sorts of opportunities. Marcel Kittel, who this summer decided to definitively leave the saddle at the age of 31 years old, has not had to wait for long to slip into a new role. The German colossus, a regular at the Saitama Criterium since his initial participation in 2013 after winning his first four stages on the Tour de France, has been invited this year as an ambassador. This is a natural role for him in light of the affection he has for the end of season race that he won in 2014: “I’ve always had a wonderful welcome here and everybody has been able to see just how touched I have been each time by the acclaim of the crowds”. Kittel can also look back with particular fondness on the 14 stages he won on the Tour de France as he draws the final curtain on his time as a pro rider: “I have had a fine career. The highlights are obviously those victories on the Tour de France, as well as having had the opportunity to wear the Yellow Jersey. As a sprinter, I always dreamed about tasting victory on the Champs-Elysées”. Such memories are not holding Kittel back from looking forward, starting with his life as a young father which will commence in the forthcoming weeks: “It’s a new chapter that’s going to begin for me. I will be spending more time with my family and I will soon be starting studies in economics”.
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2019 TOUR DE FRANCE SAITAMA CRITERIUM: INFO WITH ONE DAY TO GO

Key points:
 The riders on the Tour de France Saitama Criterium enjoyed a day’s relaxation on the eve of the three races on the programme for the 7th edition. In different guises to their usual outfits, Michal Kwiatkowski was particularly convincing at karate, whilst Primoz Roglic revealed to the crowd at the Super Arena Saitama that he has a particularly skilful right foot.
 However, tomorrow it will be question of pedal power separating the winners from the rest of the pack, especially in the 59.5-km main race (with 17 laps of a 3.5-km circuit). Beforehand, the team-time trial and sprint competition will already have produced some of the day’s winners.

A TEAM-TIME TRIAL TO KICK PROCEEDINGS OFF
To open the programme, tomorrow morning on its 3.1-km route, the Criterium circuit will host a team race against the clock in which the riders will set off in groups of three. The fourth rider in each team will be taking part in a two-legged sprint competition: the winners of the four qualification races will take part in a four-rider final. For each of these races, the sprinters will set off behind a derny that will set the pace before peeling off 800 metres from the line, at which point the titanic battles will commence

K IS FOR KWIATO… AND KARATE
After reconnoitring the route of the time-trial at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Michal Kwiatkowski showed a certain amount of skill in another discipline that has been additionally included in the Olympic programme for next year. The Polish rider was invited to take part in a karate lesson given by the leading pupils at the Saitama Sakae High School alongside Lilian Calmejane, Marcel Kittel, Matteo Trentin and Yukiya Arashiro, initially displaying the most determination and announcing that his kimono made him “feel stronger”. Indeed, thanks to his level of concentration, he put in the most credible performance, whilst the German sprinter and Calmejane found themselves hampered by a strange affliction of confusing their left and right hands! Although all the novices then successfully passed the exam involving breaking a plank (made of polystyrene, of course), Kwiato did not refrain from reminding those present that, once he had passed the initiation, he felt ready to honour the black belt knotted around his waist, with a bold “bring me a real wooden plank, please!”

FEET ARE NOT JUST FOR PEDALLING!
Egan Bernal, Romain Bardet, Primoz Roglic and Jakob Fuglsang enjoyed a brand-new experience when they tried out a session of foot-darts, which involves hitting a giant target not with darts but with a football. In theory, the safe bet to win should have been Romain Bardet, the only man present to have played before, at the Vieille Brioude football club, or perhaps Egan Bernal, whose football version of the Yellow Jersey made it almost look like Angel di Maria had put on a Colombian football top by mistake. However, even though both of them got very close to the 50-point bullseye at the centre of the target which would have given them victory, Primoz Roglic combined talent with success to score a triple 19, demonstrating that he was right to have accepted this last minute invitation in Saitama. In the end, the winner of the Vuelta beat the winner of the Tour de France in the final classification, which may not necessarily be the case when they climb back onto their bikes.

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FROOME COMPETING IN THE TIME-TRIAL ONLY
The four-time winner of the Tour de France, who fell heavily on the most recent edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné will be back on his bike again tomorrow but only to take part in the team time trial, in the company of his Ineos team-mates Egan Bernal and Jonathan Castroviejo. With his physical rehabilitation work still underway, the British rider has preferred to miss out on the pack race, which he won in 2013 during the first edition of the Japanese race: “At the moment, I’m capable of getting on the bike and riding, but not racing within the pack. If I have to follow the changes in rhythm or kick after bends, I just won’t be able to keep the pace. I still need to build up my strength to reach that level”.

25 JAPANESE RIDERS IN THE PACK
The Japanese delegation, which tomorrow will be competing alongside the 24 riders from the Tour de France teams in the main race, welcomed a special guest: Yukiya Arashiro, who has participated seven times in the Tour de France and has finished the 12 grand tours in total that he has started. At the age of 35 years old, the pioneer of Japanese cycling on the international scene should be able to hold his own against his country’s young emerging riders, including, for example, Shotaro Iribe from the Shimano Racing team, who recently beat him in a two man sprint for the title of Japanese champion. The Ukyo team, led by 2017 Japanese champion Yusuke Hatanaka and his counterpart in the young riders category, Kosuke Takeyama, will also be jerseys worth watching in the pack (in red and black). As for the time-trial, the Bridgestone Cycling team is expected to make it difficult for the elite squads, given that they have several track specialists capable of demonstrating their explosive power on the dynamic format on the programme
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