Schlagwort-Archive: Mark Cavendish


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. Back in 2016, Mark Cavendish, who had claimed virtually every honour available to sprinters bar the yellow jersey, was finally rewarded for his patience.
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From time to time, the Tour de France puts the yellow jersey within reach of the sprinters with a flat opening stage in which the fastest men in the peloton can go toe to toe in a mad dash to the line, allowing riders such as André Darrigade and Rudi Altig in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as Mario Cipollini, Thor Hushovd and Marcel Kittel in more recent years, to wear the golden fleece for a while. Mark Cavendish, on the other hand, went into the 2016 Tour with 26 stage wins to his name and a history of near-misses with the yellow jersey. Although he had already pulled on the leader’s jerseys in the Giro and the Vuelta, the rainbow jersey after winning the 2011 Worlds, the green jersey in the 2011 Tour and the British champion jersey, the most coveted one of them all seemed to evade him. Some near-misses had been outright painful, such as the stage on home turf in Harrogate that had kicked off the 2014 Tour.
By the time that the race featured another flat opening stage two years later, the majority of pundits were adamant that the rise of riders such as Kittel, Sagan, Kristoff, Greipel and Matthews had closed the window of opportunity for „Cav“. Yet the Manx Missile fired again on Utah Beach, one of the scenes of the D-Day landings, beating Marcel Kittel by two bike lengths to take his 27th career stage win and the first with Dimension Data. Writing in the next day’s edition of L’Équipe, Philippe Bouvet explained how „It is a childhood dream come true for the sprinter from Isle of Man, who also made amends for the frustrating experience in Harrogate two years ago, when he missed out on the yellow jersey in front of the royals“.
It had been a long, long wait, but Cavendish had finally got his hands on the yellow jersey in his tenth Tour start. Other riders have had to bide their time for even longer: Henk Lubberding only found out what it felt like to lead the Tour in his 12th start (1988), while Alberto Elli finally got a taste of yellow in his 11th start (2000) and, like Cavendish, Sylvain Chavanel also had to wait until his 10th Tour (2010). 24 hours later, Peter Sagan, just as prolific but nowhere near as patient as Cavendish, toppled the Manxman and pulled on the yellow jersey for the first time after winning the stage to Cherbourg.


Das erste Monument Race des Jahres, jetzt in seiner 109. Ausgabe, kündigt seine Startliste an.
Das Rennen wird in 193 Ländern ausgestrahlt. Kleine Änderung des Kurses – jetzt länger mit 294km

Startliste, Offizielles Programm – Mailand-San Remo, aktualisierte Karten

Mailand, 16. März 2018 – Die 109. Ausgabe von Milano-Sanremo, dem ersten Monument-Klassiker der Saison, findet morgen um 9.45 Uhr auf der Piazza Castello statt und endet nach 291 Kilometern in der Via Roma, wobei 175 Fahrer 25 Teams repräsentieren (18 UCI WorldTeams und sieben Wild Cards), jeweils bestehend aus sieben Fahrern.

Unvorhersehbar wie eh und je – wie der Wetterbericht – wird La Primavera mit dem Sieger 2017, Michał Kwiatkowski, dem zweitklassierten UCI Straßenweltmeister Peter Sagan und dem Drittplatzierten Julian Alaphilippe, unter die Favoritenliste des Vorjahres gehen.

Diese Fahrer unter den Sprintern, Elia Viviani, Marcel Kittel, Arnaud Demare, Alexander Kristoff, André Greipel, Caleb Ewan, Mark Cavendish und Michael Matthews herausfordernd, und unter den Eintagesspezialisten, Greg Van Avermaet, Vincenzo Nibali, Philippe Gilbert, Matteo Trentin, Filippo Pozzato und Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Es gab eine kleine Änderung auf dem Kurs, jetzt 294 km lang: nach Basaluzzo geht das Rennen auf die rechte Seite des Flusses Orba über Predosa und Roccagrimalda Stazione, Rückkehr auf den ursprünglichen Kurs in Ovada. Diese Änderung ändert nichts am technischen Charakter des Rennens, macht es aber 3km länger.

Der 109. Milano-Sanremo NamedSport wird in 193 Ländern auf allen fünf Kontinenten ausgestrahlt. Die Ausgabe 2018 wird live von 14 TV-Sendern gezeigt.

RAI, der Host Broadcaster der WorldTour-Veranstaltung, wird vier Stunden vor und nach dem Rennen zwischen Live- und Special-Rennen berichten und in Italien auf Rai 2 senden.

In Europa wird La Chaine L’Équipe La Primavera in Frankreich senden, während das Rennen in Belgien auf Medialaan-VTM in Flämisch und auf RTBF in Französisch verfügbar sein wird.

Eurosport wird in 53 europäischen Ländern und in 16 Territorien im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum mit Kommentaren in 20 verschiedenen Sprachen senden.

Das erste Monument der Saison wird live in Südafrika auf Supersport, in den verbleibenden Ländern südlich der Sahara auf Kwese Sports und in ganz Nordafrika und im Nahen Osten auf OSN übertragen.

In Amerika wird das Milano-Sanremo auf Fubo.TV in den USA und Kanada, auf TDN in Mexiko und Mittelamerika ausgestrahlt, während das ESPN-Netzwerk Brasilien, die restlichen Länder Südamerikas und die Karibik abdecken wird.

Rennen wird in Japan auf DAZN live sein, während in Neuseeland wird auf Sky Sports übertragen werden.


Tirreno-Adriatico: Cavendish sustains broken rib but ruled out of race

Tirreno-Adriatico: Cavendish sustains broken rib but ruled out of race
Mark Cavendish has been ruled out of Tirreno-Adriatico after a heavy crash on Wednesday’s opening stage, in which he sustained a rib fracture, saw him finish outside of the official time limit.

The 32-year-old got back onto his bike after crashing and completed the stage, where he was immediately treated by Dr. Jarrad van Zuydam on the team bus.

Preliminary examination revealed no concussive symptoms but Cavendish did complain of pain in his chest which the medical staff ruled warranted further investigation at a local hospital.

“Unfortunately Mark was involved in a crash with about 5kms to go in yesterday’s team time trial. He came down pretty hard at around 55km/h and he sustained multiple abrasions and soft tissue injuries to his knees, hips, hands and some swelling on his face as well; but he had a lot of rib pain which we went to x-ray, and found that he has a fracture of the seventh rib on the right side.

“The fracture’s nice and stable and should heal well,” he said.

“The plan was to let him start stage two but unfortunately it was ruled he finished outside the time limit and so won’t be allowed to take the start,” said van Zuydam.

Cavendish expressed his gratitude for the messages of support he and the team had received since the incident.

“Thanks, as always, to everyone that’s sent messages, it’s hugely appreciated. It’s frustrating to have crashed, particularly in light of the concussion that I sustained in Abu Dhabi, but I’m just pleased that there’s no major damage done.

“Despite the pain from my injury I was really looking forward to a fast second stage and naturally disappointed that I’m not going to be a part of it.“

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Abu Dhabi Tour #1: Cavendish crashes out on stage 1

Concussion rules Mark Cavendish out of Abu Dhabi Tour
Alexander Kristoff (UAE – Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, sprinting to the stage win ahead of Andrea Gaurdini (Bardiani -CSF) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott).

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was dealt a massive blow even before racing truly got underway on stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour. Mark Cavendish was involved in a crash in the neutral zone. It seemed the race director’s car slowed suddenly as it led the peloton out of Madinat Zayed, the reaction in the peloton saw 4 riders, including our Manxman, go down.

Unfortunately Cavendish had to abandon the Abu Dhabi Tour as a result of the crash. „Mark sustained a concussion and a whiplash injury after his crash today. Due to the concussion, we were not willing to risk rider safety and the call was made for Mark to stop the race. A serious neck injury has been excluded in hospital. He currently has some concussive symptoms and neck pain, but is otherwise stable. We will monitor Mark’s condition closely going forward.“ explains Team Doctor, Dr Adrian Rotunno.

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Cavendish & Dimension Data eröffnen 2018 Gewinnkonto in Dubai

Team Dimension Data für Qhubekas Mark Cavendish zeigte einen großartigen Sprint, um die dritte Etappe der Dubai Tour zu gewinnen. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) wurde Zweiter und Marcel Kittel (Katusha) musste sich mit Platz 3 begnügen.

Die dritte Etappe der Dubai Tour war erneut ein Sprint-Fest, bei dem die schnellsten Fahrer der Welt in Fujairah auf die Strecke gingen. Mark Cavendish bewies, dass er der Schnellste von allen war, mit einer beeindruckenden Beschleunigung über die letzten 200 Meter der 180-Kilometer-Etappe und sicherte dem afrikanischen Team den Etappensieg.

Es war ein stetiger Anstieg bis zum Sprint Finale, mit einem 4-Fahrer frühen Break durch 7 Minuten. Einige stürmische Windbedingungen führten zu einer Aktion des Pelotons, wobei sich die Hauptgruppe in zwei Teile spaltete. Dieses erhöhte Tempo ließ die Flüchtlinge in kürzester Zeit gefangen. Als der Wind jedoch nachließ, nahm auch das Tempo des Rennens zu und das Peloton formierte sich auf den letzten 60 km neu.

Team Dimension Daten für Qhubeka machten sich für den finalen Run-in in die Stadt bemerkbar, wobei Mekseb Debesay und Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier an der Spitze des Rennens eine gute Tempoeinstellung vornahmen. Auf den letzten 8km spielte jedes afrikanische Teammitglied seine Rolle, um Cavendish am Ende des Rennens in Position zu halten. Einer nach dem anderen trennten sich Jay Thomson, Julien Vermote, Bernie Eisel und Mark Renshaw, als ihre Arbeit beendet war, und Cavendish schloss die letzten 800 Meter ab.

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Boasson Hagen sprintet auf den dritten Platz

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka performed a great leadout for Edvald Boasson Hagen who did very well to make podium as he sprinted to third place on stage 11 of Tour de France.

Once again, the early break got away right from the beginning of the day. This time, three riders decided to take on the peloton, which didn’t seem too concerned about the situation. The front trio quickly established a gap of four minutes before the pack started to chase. With several teams eager to take control of the peloton, the break wasn’t left many chances of succeeding. However, one of the riders at the front, Maciej Bodnar (BORA-hansgrohe), almost managed to upset the expected bunch sprint.

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Protest gegen das Resultat der 4. Etappe der Tour de France 2017

Der UCI Weltmeister Peter Sagan erscheint auf dem Ergebnis/Communiqué der 4. Etappe, Entscheid der Jury Nr. 4, als disqualifiziert nach Artikel 12.1.040/ 10.2.2 (irregular sprint). Das Team geht mit dieser Entscheidung nicht konform, und hat offiziell Protest eingelegt.

Peter Sagan weist alle Vorwürfe von sich, den Sturz auf den letzten 200m mit Mark Cavendish verursacht, oder wissentlich verschuldet zu haben. Peter hat seine Fahrlinie eingehalten und konnte Cavendish auf der rechten Seite nicht sehen.

Das Team hat eine Wiederaufnahme von Peter Sagan in das Resultat der 4. Etappe beantragt.

„Im Sprint habe ich Mark nicht gesehen. Er kam von rechts und ich wollte an das Hinterrad von Kristoff. Mark kam sehr schnell von hinten und hat mich berührt. Ich hatte keine Zeit zu reagieren und er kam zu Sturz. Im Ziel bin ich direkt zu ihm, um zu sehen, wie es ihm geht. Wir sind Freunde und Kollegen im Peloton und Stürze wie dieser sind nie gut. Ich hoffe er erholt sich schnell, ich wünsche ihm gute Besserung.“ – Peter Sagan, UCI Weltmeister

Cavendish out of Tour de France with a broken shoulder blade

Mark Cavendish has been forced to withdraw for this year’s Tour de France after fracturing his shoulder blade in the late crash on stage 4.

What looked to be a strong comeback to racing for Cavendish, is now over before it really began. Medical examinations at the hospital in Nancy, France, has confirmed that the Manxman has fractured his right shoulder blade after colliding with Peter Sagan and crashing against the barriers in the final sprint in Vittel.

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Die 52. Auflage des Corsa dei Due Mari (Race of the Two Seas) beginnt am Mittwoch, 8. März, mit vielen namhaften Fahrern. Die Strecke von Lido di Camaiore nach San Benedetto del Tronto umfasst einen Team Time Trial und einen Individual Time Trial, zwei Sprintstadien und ein Bergfinish auf dem Terminillo. Angefügt sind die vorläufige Eintragsliste und das vorläufige Betriebsprogramm.

Mailand, 5. März 2017 – Die 52. Auflage des Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport vom 8. bis 14. März, organisiert von RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport, zeichnet sich durch eine außergewöhnliche Besetzung aus. Das Rennen verbindet das Tyrrhenische Meer mit der Adria durch sieben Etappen: ein Team Time Trial und ein Einzelzeitfahren öffnen und schließen das Rennen; Dazwischen gibt es zwei Etappen für Sprinter, zwei für Finisseurs und ein aufsteigendes Ende des 1.675m Monte Terminillo (Campoforogna). Viele große Fahrer werden erwartet, um die Corsa dei Due Mari zu starten.

Zu den GC-Anwärtern gehören Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), Gewinner des Corsa dei Due Mari im Jahr 2015; Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), der Sieger des Giro d’Italia im Jahr 2016, der nach dem Sieg in 2012 und 2013 seinen dritten Sieg erringt. Weitere Konkurrenten sind Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Bauke Milema (Trek-Segfredo), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Geraint Thomas und Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Radsport-Team) und Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi), der jüngste Sieger der Abu Dhabi Tour.


Caleb Ewan’s Revenge in Abu Dhabi

Rui Costa secures overall victory
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Yas Marina Circuit, 26 February 2017 – Caleb Ewen avenged the embarrassment of his stage two defeat at Al Marina by cruising to victory on the Yas Marina circuit on the final day of the Abu Dhabi Tour – and this time delaying his celebration until after the finish-line. Ridden under floodlights and heavy rain for much of its 143 km, stage four saw Ewan definitively announce his arrival among the fastest sprinters in pro cycling and Rui Alberto Faria da Costa seal overall victory for the “home” team, UAE Abu Dhabi. Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) successfully defended his lead in the Green Jersey competition (Points Classification) sponsored by Nation Towers, Patrick Konrad (Bora – Hansgrohe) grabbed the Black Jersey sponsored by Etihad Airways (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) thanks to his audacious breakaway, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) kept his White Jersey sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel (Best Young Rider) and UAE Abu Dhabi took the Team Classification.

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1 – Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott) 143km in 3h03’36”, average speed 46.859km/h
2 – Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) s.t.
3 – Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) s.t.

1 – Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)
2 – Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) at 4″
3 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 16″
4 – Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) at 38″
5 – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) at 53″


The Red Jersey, sponsored by the Al Maryah Island (General individual classification by time) – Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)
The Green Jersey, sponsored by Nation Towers (General individual classification by points) – Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data)
The White Jersey, sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Channel (Best Young Rider born after 1 January 1992) – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
The Black Jersey, sponsored by Etihad Airways (Intermediate Sprint Jersey Classification) – Patrick Konrad (Bora – Hansgrohe)
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At the press conference, the stage winner Caleb Ewan, said: „It feels great. This Tour started on a low with the crash then on stage two I came close but stuffed it up. It was great to repay the team for stuffing it up the other day. The team started working super early and were great.

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Rui Costa wins the Abu Dhabi Tour, Caleb Ewan wins the final stage on the Yas Marina Circuit

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Rui Costa wins the Abu Dhabi Tour
Caleb Ewan wins the final stage, Yas Island Stage,
raced entirely on the Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit, 26 February 2017 – The Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi) has won the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour, the unique UCI WorldTour race in the Middle East. Second in the General Classification is Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha Alpecin) with Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) in third place.

Final Stage 4 – the Yas Island Stage (143km) – has been won in a bunch sprint by the Australian rider Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott).

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