Schlagwort-Archive: Andrew Talansky

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.”

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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Cannondale-Drapac targets Tour of Utah defense

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Defending champion Joe Dombrowski headlines a strong Cannondale-Drapac squad seeking its fourth straight general classification title at Tour of Utah.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Tour of Utah and hopefully successfully defending my title,” said Dombrowski. “It’s a beautiful race in a beautiful state. I have good memories here.”

The 25-year-old raced his maiden Giro d’Italia earlier this year where he twice finished in the top ten on mountain stages and spent several days in the early breakaways. The results he recorded belie the effort he made to chase his first Grand Tour victory. Although he left Italy without the stage win he targeted, Dombrowski left the Giro stronger and more confident.

He backed up his efforts at the Giro with a solid performance at Tour de Suisse. From there it was a mid-season break, which included a vacation in London and a solid month training at home in Virginia.

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Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling today announced its 2015 Tour de France Roster. The team features U.S. National Time Trial Champion, Andrew Talansky (10th overall in the 2013 Tour de France); Dan Martin (2014 Lombardia Champion and 2013 Tour de France Stage Winner) and Ryder Hesjedal (2012 Giro d’Italia Champion). The three powerhouses will work together as co-leaders of the argyle squad and will be supported by a strong team including Tour veterans Jack Bauer, Kristijan Koren, Sebastian Langeveld, road captain; and Ramunas Navardauskas, 2014 Tour de France Stage winner. Dylan Van Baarle and Nathan Hass will both be riding their inaugural Tour de France.


Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team läutet die neue Saison in New York City ein

Letzte Nacht, startete das 2015 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team beim weltberühmten IAC-Gebäude in New York City. Unter den Teilnehmern waren Medien, VIPs, Fahrradhändler und Berühmtheiten. Zum ersten Mal überhaupt wurde die Veranstaltung live übertragen, was Fans aus der ganzen Welt, erlaubte die Aktion mitzumachen. Fahrer Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joseph Dombrowski und Ted King waren am Ort, um das 2015-Team zu vertreten, zusammen mit dem CEO-Team Jonathan Vaughters.

„Es war ein aufregender Abend“, sagte Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Team Cannondale-Garmin. „Wir haben ein hervorragendes, junges Team und wie wir letzte Nacht sahen, phänomenale Partner. Der Team Start ist der Beginn einer spannenden Saison. “
Veranstaltungsteilnehmern wurden eine Vorschau gezeigt, was für das Team im Jahr 2015 kommen wird, eine exklusive Vorschau auf die mit Spannung erwartete 2015 Team-Bekleidung vom technischen Kleidungslieferanten Castelli geliefert, sowie die Mannschaft’s Fahrräder 2015 geliefert von Sponsor Cannondale, zusammen mit brandneuen Team Videos. Jeder, der die Aktion verpasste kann Highlights aus der Nacht sehen.

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Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling 2015 Roster

Slipstream Sports is poised for an exciting year. In late August, Slipstream and Cannondale announced that the organizations would join forces in 2015, creating a new, powerhouse team built for the future. The new team will be known as Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling – and as revealed today – features an impressive, young roster comprised of 27 athletes from 14 different countries. Cannondale will be the title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team, and has taken an ownership stake in the management organization of Slipstream Sports LLC. Garmin will remain co-title sponsor and has been a key partner of Slipstream Sports since 2008.

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