Schlagwort-Archive: Dani Moreno

Sep Vanmarcke headlines squad for snowy Strade Bianche

Vanmarcke opens Classics season with third at Omloop het Nieuwsblad

Strade Bianche takes the WorldTour peloton from the cobbles of Belgium to the white roads of Tuscany. The young-but-instant classic tempts general classification contenders and one-day specialists. The 12th edition of the Italian one-day race looks set to throw up an additional challenge beyond the dirt farm tracks synonymous with the course – snow!

“I’m not surprised by the popularity of this race,” said sport director Fabrizio Guidi. “I also think that there are conditions for the popularity to continue to grow. The scenario and characteristics of the course are unique. Strade Bianche represents the answers to those looking for both spectacle and tradition and offers the opportunity for victory to climbers and classics riders.”

An on-form Sep Vanmarcke captains the EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale squad on Saturday. Vanmarcke, third last weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad, will be joined by road captain Simon Clarke, Alex Howes, Swedish road champion Kim Magnusson, Dani Moreno, Taylor Phinney and Tom Van Asbroeck. Phinney, who missed out on Abu Dhabi Tour due to illness, makes his season debut in Siena.

“We have a strong team and start with important ambitions,” said Guidi. “It’s difficult to predict how the race will unfold in light of the weather forecast. We have a plan for every situation. We are prepared. We start to win, as always, and strategy and team spirit will make a difference.”

What Strade Bianche lacks in heritage it more than compensates for in mystique. The race has been both a fan favorite and rider favorite since inception.

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Vuelta: 9.Etappe – Bilder, Bericht und Ergebnisse

A dream comes true for Dani Moreno
 Vuelta España - Stage 9
Katusha’s Dani Moreno has doubled up after his first success on stage 4 at Fisterra as he also claimed stage 9, a mythical one at the Vuelta with the spectacular uphill finish at Valdepeñas de Jaén. The Spaniard attacked at the bottom of the climb and was protected by his team-mate Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez who won at the same place two years ago and marked Alejandro Valverde closely. Moreno said in the morning that his dream was to take the red jersey. Vuelta: 9.Etappe – Bilder, Bericht und Ergebnisse weiterlesen

Vuelta: Erster spanischer Sieg durch Moreno

TOUR OF SPAIN (August 24 – September 15)
Stage 4, Lalin-Fisterra (189 km)Vuelta España - Stage 4

Dani Moreno won stage 4 of the 2013 Vuelta a España in an amazing location: the end of the world, so is called the extreme west part of Galicia where an enormous crowd gathered to attend the event. Right in front of the Finisterre lighthouse, the Spaniard from Katusha whose name means tanned found the way to shine again after winning his first classic, the Flèche wallonne, in April this year. As a gap was recorded in the peloton, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) took the jersey back from Chris Horner who crossed the line in 26th position in the final sprint contested by 63 riders only. Vuelta: Erster spanischer Sieg durch Moreno weiterlesen