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The seventh edition of the Arctic Race of Norway gives pride of place to the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands and their splendid landscapes. For four days, these far-northern lands will become a real cycling archipelago and an exceptional stage for 20 outfits from all over the world.

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon–Circus) will attempt to mount a successful title defence as the northernmost race in the world hops from one island to the next. It will be a real challenge, with no fewer than eight Tour de France teams scheduled to start the Arctic Race of Norway on 15 August: Astana Pro Team, Team Dimension Data, Team Katusha–Alpecin, Team Jumbo–Visma, Cofidis, Team Arkéa Samsic, Total Direct Énergie and Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team.
Two squads, Riwal–Readynez and Euskadi Basque Country, will be facing their baptism in fire and fighting to make a strong impression in their first appearance in the race. Three Norwegian teams will be looking to excel on home turf: Joker Fuel of Norway, Team Coop and Uno-X Norwegian Development Team. A further six teams will do their best to make life difficult for the favourites or even cause a serious upset: Israel Cycling Academy, Vital Concept – B&B Hotels, Rally UHC Cycling, Sport Vlaanderen–Baloise, Delko Marseille Provence and Wallonia Brussels.
The race promises a spectacular confrontation, culminating in the ascent to Storheia Summit (3.5 km at 11.8 %), widely known as „the Norwegian Mont Ventoux“ —a not-subtle hint of the challenge that awaits the peloton.

Van der Poel heads back to Norway
Mathieu van der Poel’s love stories usually have happy endings. Corendon–Circus’s Dutch rider will attempt to extend his romance with the Arctic Race of Norway —and the feeling is mutual. VDP’s two stage wins in 2018 marked the rise of a champion who has since shone on every terrain. After being crowned cyclo-cross world champion in February, emerging victorious from a thrilling finale in the Amstel Gold Race two months later, and recently claiming a leg of the MTB World Cup, the 24-year-old is heading back to the northernmost race in the world like a Viking ready to go berserk on his opponents. Who will dare stand in his way?

A day in yellow: Andrea Carrea (III/X)

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Light-years behind the records of Eddy Merckx and nowhere as famous as the three other five-time winners of the Tour de France, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, a total of 67 riders have worn the yellow jersey for just one day (or even less) in their careers and exemplified the pursuit of excellence from a humble start. In the 1952 Tour de France, Andrea Carrea, a domestique riding for Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in the Italian team, burst into tears as he pulled on the yellow jersey, saying that he was not worthy of an honour meant for his leaders.
Being a domestique is a professional commitment. Some would even liken it to a sacred office. While it can be a logical career path for riders who are acutely aware of their limits, it takes a clear picture of the generosity of this arduous task and a strong sense of loyalty to become a trusted lieutenant. „Only a brave soul can accept as ideal a job that involves toiling away anonymously and burning the energy surplus that makes the difference for the win, while giving up all hopes and dreams of entering the pantheon of cycling“, wrote Jacques Goddet in L’Équipe, paying tribute to Andrea Carrea and, in effect, all the riders pedalling in the shadow of their own moral fibre.
Andrea Carrea started the 1952 Tour de France following a Giro d’Italia in which he had helped Fausto Coppi take his fourth win in the corsa rosa. Il Campionissimo had crushed the competition with raw power and sheer class. At this point in his career, Coppi commanded huge respect from the peloton for his physical capabilities and constant humility alike. However, their hierarchical and emotional ties were also a powerful driving force for Carrea, born just a few kilometres from Castellania. When a group rode clear more than 140 km into the stage to Lausanne, the gregario went with it to protect his captain’s interests. By the end of the stage, the breakaway had gained over 9 minutes. Carrea, who had not realised he was the highest-ranked rider in the group, took over the yellow jersey in tears, fearing the wrath of Coppi, previous leader Fiorenzo Magni and Italian coach Alfredo Binda. „He looked like a child who had stolen a jar of jam in the afternoon and could now see his father coming, fully aware of what he had done“, wrote the journalist covering the return of the squadra to their hotel for L’Équipe. Of course, instead of the severe rebuke he had expected, what he got was the warm and sincere congratulations of everyone around him.
Even though he deemed himself unworthy of the honour, Carrea rolled out in yellow for what was to be a historic stage, featuring the very first high-altitude finish in the history of the Tour de France. As fate would have it, this humble gregario will forever be remembered as the first rider to tackle the 21 hairpin bends of the Alpe d’Huez in yellow. What a powerful symbol it was! Meanwhile, Fausto Coppi smashed the opposition on the fearsome climb and snatched the yellow jersey. The provisional podium at the end of the day was an all-Italian affair, with Carrea right behind Coppi, who was now poised to enter Italian soil with a spectacular performance on the road to Sestriere. Everything was back to normal.

Tour de France – A day in yellow: Amédée Fournier (II/X)

Light-years behind the records of Eddy Merckx and nowhere as famous as the three other five-time winners of the Tour de France, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, a total of 67 riders have worn the yellow jersey for just one day (or even less) in their careers and exemplified the pursuit of excellence from a humble start. In the last Tour de France before the war, surprise guest Amédée Fournier brought his experience as a track cyclist to bear to claim the first yellow jersey.

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Although dark clouds loomed on the horizon as the 1939 Tour de France rolled out onto the roads, no-one even suspected it would be eight years before the peloton flocked to Paris again for the great July celebration. The French team was banking on Victor Cosson, René Vietto and Maurice Archambaud to fill the vacuum left by André Leducq and Antonin Magne. No-one had even thought of inviting Amédée Fournier to either the big national team or any of the four regional ones, but a last-minute withdrawal opened up a spot, resulting in Fournier’s hasty conscription into the blue-and-yellow North-East–Île-de-France team. It was not the first time that Amédée Fournier was going to take part, as he had already started the race as a touriste-routier in 1936, when a crash in stage 4 had left him with a broken wrist and out of the Tour.

This time round, the protégé of the newly retired Charles Pélissier went into the Tour with hunger tempered with smarts. Sparks flew in the opening stage, with riders launching one rash attack after another but going nowhere, while Fournier bode his time. „Did you, at any point during the day, see our young ‚Médoche‘ chase the yellow jersey like all the bird-brained youngsters I just wrote about? Nay. He was as quiet as a mouse and thus managed to fly under the radar“, gushed Henri Desgrange in his column in L’Auto to salute his cunning strategy. Fournier had waited until the peloton was just a few kilometres from Caen to go on the offensive, joining another seven gutsy riders in a counter-attack determined to catch defending champion Romain Maes, who was chugging along on his own at the front of the race. Once in the velodrome, the track cycling medallist in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics simply had to let his raw speed do the talking: „It was like an hallucination. I immediately realised I could be the one to start in yellow in Caen tomorrow. It was galvanising. I pushed forward like a madman and, when I looked up, I’d won“, explained Fournier as the magnitude of his exploit started to sink in at the hotel.

Brimming with confidence ahead of the time trial scheduled for the next morning, especially after pocketing a 30″ time bonus along with his stage win, the first yellow jersey of the 1939 Tour ended up yielding the lead to… Romain Maes! A few days later, Fournier plummeted down the general classification (54th), but he still managed to take another stage after a rough sprint in Nantes Velodrome. It was to be his final success in the Grande Boucle.

Tour de France – A day in yellow: Max Bulla (I/X)

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Light-years behind the records of Eddy Merckx and nowhere near as famous as the three other five-time winners of the Tour de France, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, a total of 67 riders have worn the yellow jersey for just one day (or even less) in their careers and exemplified the pursuit of excellence from a humble start. In the 1931 Tour, Max Bulla snatched the overall lead at the end of stage 2, becoming the first —and only— touriste-routier to get his hands on the coveted yellow jersey. A monster performance.
Back then, the Tour had „aces“… and touristes-routiers („tourists of the road“). Just the names of these categories speak volumes about the low opinion people had of these unglamorous cyclists, who were only invited to the Grande Boucle to make up the numbers but still represented about half of the peloton at the start of the 1931 edition. As well as being excluded from national teams, these riders received no mechanical support and had to settle for participating in the Tour with little hope of shining at the front. While most of these „individual“ competitors were indeed a step or two below the champions, the main reason Max Bulla had to race in this category was that his country, Austria, lacked enough riders to field a team capable of rubbing shoulders with the elite.

The rouleur from Vienna had already shown his talent in the 1930 Deutschland Tour, as well as proving to be a serious contender in the 1929 Worlds until an ill-fated choice of gear left him unable to follow Ronsse and Binda. Despite these top-notch performances, Bulla started the second stage of the 1931 Tour in Caen as part of the „shadow peloton“, which was furthermore required to start 10 minutes after the stars to avoid getting in the way of the big men. However, the three strongest and bravest touristes-routiers managed to come close enough to the first peloton to post the fastest times at the finish in Dinan. Their performance catapulted Max Bulla from Austria, René Bernard from Paris and Adrien Van Vierst from Reims to the top of the general classification, with Bulla clad in yellow at the end of the day.

The next day, Henri Desgrange, who again poured scorn on the prima donnas in his column in L’Auto, had nothing but praise for Bulla: „We had the opportunity to follow Bulla throughout his endeavour. This harmonious lad who stays balanced and well seated on his saddle without letting his effort spoil the beauty of his movements looks like a real class act. He may not speak a single word of French, but his lithe figure and eyes sparkling with ingenuity, if not intelligence, leave nothing to be said. His unwavering cordiality, with a cheerful demeanour like Leducq’s, completes the delightful appearance of the new wearer of the yellow jersey.“ However, even the alluring maillot jaune did not save Bulla from having to start the next stage to Brest with the other touristes-routiers. The Austrian was unable to repeat the exploit of the previous day and slipped down the general classification. He went on to claim another two stages and finish the Tour in 15th place overall, first among the „individual“ riders. 84 years later, Austria has yet to see another one of its cyclists in yellow in the Tour.


Next year, La Vuelta will start in the city of Utrecht on Friday 14th of August 2020. The second and third stage will take place on the 15th and 16th of August, when the peloton will cycle through the provinces of Utrecht and Brabant. The organizer of La Vuelta, Unipublic, announced these dates today in coordination with the Road Cycling Committee of the UCI.

La Vuelta 20 will cross no less than 34 Dutch municipalities in three days. The organization is in the hands of the cities of Utrecht, ‘s Hertogenbosch and Breda and the provinces of Utrecht and Noord-Brabant. Mayor of Utrech, Jan van Zanen: “It’s great that there’s a concrete date now. We’re looking forward to making beautiful plans, for and by residents and visitors of the regions of Utrecht and Noord-Brabant”. An opinion shared by Javier Guillén, General Manager of La Vuelta: “La Vuelta Holanda will be the best way to celebrate our 75th edition. We’re very excited about the idea of organizing a new official start from abroad, and The Netherlands are definitely the best host we could wish for”.

The festivities surrounding La Vuelta Holanda will start much earlier than on the 14th of August. Various activities will be organized in the municipalities to be crossed and at other locations in the province months in advance. “La Vuelta Holanda is much than three days of top-level cycling”, says Paul Depla – Mayor of Breda. “It will be a wonderful celebration for and by residents, entrepreneurs and our (international) guests. It strengthens the bond between Spain and The Netherlands even further”.
The organization of La Vuelta Holanda is now engaged in conversation with sport clubs, schools, cultural institutions and entrepreneurs through various brainstorm-evenings for the purpose of exploring the ideas these parties have for activities surrounding the international cycling event in 2020. In terms of themes, the focus will lie on the themes of celebration, healthy urban life and sustainability.
Laura Cueto


Champéry, Sunday, June 16th 2019 – The last stage of the 71st Critérium du Dauphiné went to Dylan van Baarle (Team Ineos) throughout a breakaway from far out. The Dutchman beat Australia’s Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott) whose team-mate and former race leader Adam Yates pulled out as many riders got sick the day after they faced very difficult stormy conditions. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team) won his second Dauphiné after 2017 meanwhile Tejay Van Garderen (EF Education First) and Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) rounded out the final podium.

Emanuel Buchmann beendet Dauphiné Rundfahrt auf einem großartigen dritten Gesamtrang
Der letzte Tag der 71. Austragung der Dauphiné Rundfahrt sollte das Gesamtklassement noch einmal ordentlich durchrütteln. Die Etappe führte das Rennen von Cluses über 113,5 km in die Schweiz, in den Zielort Champéry. BORA – hansgrohe’s Klassementfahrer Emanuel Buchmann war nur eine Sekunde vom Podest entfernt, und setzte heute alles daran diese Sekunde gutzumachen. Dreizehn Fahrer bildeten die Fluchtgruppe des Tages und hatten 46 km vor dem Ziel einen vierminütigen Vorsprung auf das restliche Feld. Wie gestern, war auch heute Felix Großschartner in der Spitzengruppe vertreten und lieferte erneut ein starkes Rennen ab. Leider, kam Teamkollege Gregor Mühlberger zu Sturz und gab als Folge das Rennen auf, glücklicherweise trug er keine ernsthaften Verletzungen davon. Auch der Gesamtzweite A. Yates musste die Dauphiné heute vorzeitig verlassen und stieg bei der Verpflegungszone vom Rad. Im Laufe der letzten Anstiege sank der Vorsprung der Spitzengruppe und 20 km vor dem Ziel betrug der Abstand zwischen Spitze und Feld nur noch zwei Minuten. Im letzten Anstieg zerfiel die Spitzengruppe und zwei Fahrer konnten sich vom Rest absetzen. Auch in der Gruppe der Favoriten war das Tempo nun enorm hoch, Emanuel Buchmann präsentierte sich einmal mehr in großartiger Form und hatte zu keiner Zeit Probleme dem Tempo zu folgen. Auf den letzten zwei Kilometern konterte Buchmann alle Attacken und erreichte als 10. das Etappenziel, während sich D. van Barle an der Spitze den Sieg holte. Buchmann rückte damit noch auf Rang drei der Gesamtwertung vor und beendete die Dauphiné Rundfahrt damit auf dem Podest. Ein großartiges Ergebnis für den Ravensburger, der sich nun auf die kommende Tour de France konzentrieren wird.
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„Es war eine schwere Etappe, aber zumindest war das Wetter heute besser als gestern. Ich blieb immer in der Gruppe der Favoriten und fuhr in der Nähe des Gesamtführenden. Auch heute war das Team wieder großartig und hat mich immer unterstützt. Ich konnte auf Rang 10 die Etappe beenden und schaffte somit den Sprung aufs Podium. Ich bin mehr als glücklich, es ist ein großartiges Ergebnis ein Etappenrennen auf dem Podium zu beenden. Ich freue mich schon auf die Tour de France und hoffe, dort auch das eine oder andere Ergebnis einfahren zu können.“ – Emanuel Buchmann

„Was sollen wir sagen Chapeau. Emanuel hat die gesamte Woche über konstant eine tolle Leistung gezeigt. Das gesamte Mannschaft war wirklich stark diese Woche und hat immer als Team agiert. Gestern und heute sind Felix und Emu sehr stark gefahren. Ich bin stolz auf die Mannschaft und natürlich auf Emu’s Leistung. Ein dritter Platz bei so einer stark besetzten Rundfahrt ist ein wirklich überaus tolles Ergebnis.“ – Enrico Poitschke, sportlicher Leiter
© BORA – hansgrohe

1 Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Team Ineos 3:05:48
2 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
3 Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Lotto Soudal 0:00:50
4 Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa Samsic 0:01:12
5 Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma
6 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
7 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:16
8 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:59
9 Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
10 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
11 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
12 Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
13 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
14 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
15 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Ineos
1 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 30:44:27
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First 0:00:20
3 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:21
4 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Ineos 0:00:28
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:33
6 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:11
7 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:12
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:21
9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:01:24
10 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:38


Székesfehérvár, Sunday, June 16th 2019 – Wouter Wippert, the Dutchman of the Irish team EvoPro Racing, won the 5th and final stage of the 40th Tour de Hongrie after a massive sprint ahead of Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter and Estonian rider, Mihkel Räim. The great man of the week was the Latvian Krists Neilands of the Israel Cycling Academy team, who won the first stage race of his career at the age of 24 in front of two young Hungarians Marton Dina and Attila Valter.
1. Wouter Wippert (EvoPro Racing) in 3h53‘47‘’
2. Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) st
3. Mihkel Raïm (Israel Cycling Academy) st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 21h13‘00‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) at 1’22’’
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) at 1’26’’


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Kékestető, Saturday, June 15th 2019 – Krists Neilands was really the strongest man of the Tour de Hongrie. In the 4th stage, considered as the queen stage, this Saturday of the 40th Tour de Hongrie, the Latvian champion with the yellow jersey on his shoulders won his 2nd stage victory and almost ensured the final victory. Two extraordinary promising riders of Hungarian cycling, Marton Dina and Attila Valter are 2nd and 3rd of the stage. They also have the same ranking in the overall classification.

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 3h20‘40‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) st
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 17h19‘13‘’
2. Marton Diná (Kometa Cycling Team) at 1’22’’
3. Attila Valter (CCC Team) at 1’26’’


Tiszafüred and Hajdúszoboszló, Friday, June 14th 2019 – There were 2 winners the same day on the 40th Tour de Hongrie this friday for the stage 3, separated into 2 half-stages: a Hungarian hero who managed to resist the comeback of the peloton in the morning, Krisztián Lovassy and a surprising Czech man, Alois Kaňkovský who won the afternoon stage after a massive sprint. The leader in the general classification, Krists Neilands spent a quiet day and keeps his leader jersey.
1. Krisztián Lovassy (Hungary) in 2h33‘21‘’
2. Stanislaw Aniolkowski (CCC Development Team), st
3. Gašper Katrašnik (Adria Mobil), st
1. Alois Kaňkovský (Elkov – Author) in 1h28‘04‘’
2. Wouter Wippert (EvoPro Racing), st
3. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), st
1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 13h58‘43‘’
2. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 1‘05‘’
3. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at

Hartes Finale bringt Sam Bennett starken 2. Platz auf der 5. Etappe der Dauphiné Rundfahrt

Eine 200 km Flachetappe erwartete die Fahrer heute auf der 5. Etappe von Boën-sur-Lignon nach Voiron. Nur vier Bergwertungen, alle der vierten Kategorie, standen auf dem Programm, ehe die Zuseher sich auf einen Massensprint auf einer ansteigenden Zielgeraden freuen konnten. Gleich zu Beginn formte ein Trio die Fluchtgruppe des Tages und hatte im Laufe der Etappe drei Minuten Vorsprung, während BORA – hansgrohe zusammen mit Mitchelton -Scott, um den Führenden der Gesamtwertung, im Hauptfeld die Geschehnisse kontrollierten. Das Trio an der Spitze des Rennens hielt sich über viele Kilometer vorne und konnte den mehrminütigen Vorsprung konstant halten. Bei noch 40 zu fahrenden Kilometern, verschärfte Deceuninck – Quick-Step das Tempo, um die Lücke langsam zu schließen. Kilometer um Kilometer sank der Vorsprung, doch das Trio hielt sich eisern an der Spitze. Bevor an der 2 km Marke ihre Flucht ein Ende hatte, als das Peloton, mit den Sprinterteams an der Spitze heranbrauste. BORA – hansgrohe versuchte ihr Lead-Out zu beginnen, doch viele Attacken machten einen organisierten Sprint beinahe unmöglich. Die letzten Kilometer waren von zahlreichen Kurven geprägt und sorgte für ein packendes Finale. Sam Bennett zögerte vor der letzten Kurve etwas, um sich an das Hinterrad von Alaphilippe zu klemmen. In einem spannenden Sprint setzte sich W. Van Aert durch, während Sam mit der höchsten Endgeschwindigkeit etwas zu spät freie Fahrt hatte und auf Rang zwei das Ziel erreichte. Dennoch ein starkes Ergebnis nach einem langen harten Tag, an dem die BORA – hansgrohe Mannschaft einmal mehr tolle Arbeit geleistet hat.

1 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 5:00:34
2 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe
3 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
4 Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) Vital Concept-B&B Hotel
5 Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
7 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep
8 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
10 Mads Schmidt Würtz (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
11 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Ineos
12 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott
13 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
14 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates
15 Bjorg Lambrecht (Bel) Lotto Soudal
1 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 17:28:00
2 Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:04
3 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First 0:00:06
4 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:07
5 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:20
6 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:24
7 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:25
8 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:26
9 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:30
10 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:40
11 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Ineos
12 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:54
13 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:13
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:27

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„Leider wollte es heute einfach nicht klappen. Die Jungs sind richtig gut gefahren, aber das Finale war so chaotisch und geprägt von vielen Attacken. Ich sah, dass Alaphilippe um die Kurve kam und wurde dann etwas abgedrängt. Dennoch konnte ich noch auf Platz zwei sprinten. Ich bin enttäuscht aber dankbar, dass die Jungs so hart gearbeitet haben, um die Fluchtgruppe zu stellen.“ – Sam Bennet

„Wir haben von Anfang an mit Cece kontrolliert, gefolgt von Christoph. Vor allem im Finale wollten wir vorne sein. Doch das Trio hielt sich richtig lange an der Spitze und hat hart gekämpft. Im Finale sahen wir dann viele Attacken und somit war ein richtiges Lead-out schwierig. Aber die Jungs sind ein gutes Rennen gefahren, haben hart gearbeitet. Klar wollten wir gewinnen, aber ein 2. Platz ist auch ein ordentliches Ergebnis.“ – Enrico Poitschke, sportlicher Leiter
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Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Miskolc, Thursday, June 13th 2019 – 2018 Latvian champion of the Isreal Cycling Academy team, Krists Neilands wins the 2nd stage of the 40th Tour de Hongrie. And he killed two birds with one stone: he also will wear the yellow jersey tomorrow for the 3rd stage. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) et Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) are respectively second and third of the stage.

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 5h10‘14‘’
2. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at 01’00’’
3. Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 01’05’’

1. Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy) in 9h53’14’’
2. Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 1’07’’
3. Louis Bendixen (Team Coop) at