Schlagwort-Archive: Paddy Bevin

Sebastian Langeveld sprints to third at Paris-Roubaix

Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld snagged the final spot of the Paris-Roubaix podium from a five-up sprint on Sunday. It is the first time the 32-year-old has appeared on the podium at one of cycling’s five Monuments. Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) bested Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step) to win the Queen of the Classics.

Langeveld’s result closes out a consistent cobbled classics campaign for Cannondale-Drapac. The American-registered squad saw Sep Vanmarcke finish third at Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Dylan van Baarle narrowly missed the podium at Ronde van Vlaanderen where he finished in fourth place. He also posted top ten finishes at Dwars door Vlaanderen and E3 Harelbeke.

Paris-Roubaix viewers saw #GreenArgyle all over Sunday’s race. Will Clarke and Paddy Bevin were among the first attackers. Wouter Wippert, Ryan Mullen and Tom Scully also attempted to get up the road. When the race hit Troisville, the first of the 29 cobble sectors, Cannondale-Drapac had five riders tightly packed together in the first third of the field. Heading into the Arenberg Forest, Cannondale-Drapac exited the five-star sector with four riders in the group of around 40.

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Vanmarcke führt neue Cannondale-Drapac-Klassiker-Gruppe zum Eröffnungswochenende

Schließlich zieht die Klassiker-Saison in die Nähe. Cannondale-Drapac hofft, der Aufregung hinzuzufügen und schickt eine neue Gruppe zu Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Sep Vanmarcke, der vor kurzem von Slipstream Sports zurückgekehrt ist, leitet die Mannschaft, die aus Paddy Bevin, Kristijan Koren, Sebastian Langeveld, Taylor Phinney, Tom Scully, Tom Van Asbroeck und Dylan Van Baarle besteht. Andreas Klier und Ken Vanmarcke werden direkt antreten.

Vanmarcke, fährt für Garmin-Barracuda, gewann das 2012 Rennen, vor Tom Boonen und Juan Antonio Flecha in den letzten Kilometer.
„Ich bin nicht nervös“, sagte Vanmarcke. „Ich freue mich wirklich. Die letzten Wochen in Valencia und Algarve waren angenehm, um mit den Jungs zu fahren. Die nächste Zeit ist sehr wichtig, also bin ich wirklich motiviert es gut zu machen. Ich habe bereits Erfahrung in diesem Rennen, also gibt es keinen Grund nervös zu werden, aufgeregt ist ein besseres Wort. Ich bin zuversichtlich, dass wir in den nächsten Wochen gut vorankommen werden. “

Vanmarcke ist ruhig und vorsichtig. Omloop, dem es als Eröffnungswochenende dient, ist noch weit genug entfernt von den Denkmälern, dass ist nicht immer der Indikator Rennen, Menschen sollen denken.

„Ich glaube, ich bin noch nicht auf meiner obersten Ebene. Wir planen einen großen Monat, wenn die größten Klassiker auf der Karte sind. Aber meine Form sollte schon ziemlich gut sein, also werde ich meine Rolle im Finale spielen „, sagte Vanmarcke. „Welches Ergebnis es sein wird kann ich nicht wissen. Meine Teamkollegen sind auch in einer guten Form, also ist alles für uns möglich. “

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Optionen im Überfluss für Argyle Armada bei der Tour Down Under

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Options abound for Argyle Armada at Tour Down Under

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team has assembled in Adelaide with a strong all-around squad capable of performing over the varied terrain served up by the Santos Tour Down Under. The Argyle Armada plans to target the sprint stages alongside a top ten on the general classification in the WorldTour season opener.

“We selected a team that would provide us for options on every stage,” said head sport director Charly Wegelius. “Our specific objectives will be shaped on the road, but we have distinct roles in mind for every rider.”

Wouter Wippert will make his debut in argyle at the Tour Down Under as part of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team’s seven-man squad. A stage winner in Adelaide last year, Wippert hopes to snag a second sprint victory in the opening race on the WorldTour calendar.

“It’s good to be back in Adelaide, the place where it all started last year with my first WorldTour win,” said Wippert. “For this year, the goal is the same – start the season with a win on one of the stages. The whole team is very motivated. I’m looking forward to next week when we’ll try to get the win together in green.”

While Wippert offers the American-registered squad options in the sprints, Simon Clarke has his sights set on the general classification. The Australian, who will line up for his tenth Tour Down Under start, will also serve as road captain in the WorldTour season opener.

Alberto Bettiol, newly crowned New Zealand time trial champion Paddy Bevin, Moreno Moser, Michael Woods and Ruben Zepuntke join Wippert and Clarke in Adelaide.

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First race, first win: Paddy Bevin storms to New Zealand time trial title

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First race, first win: Paddy Bevin storms to victory in New Zealand national time trial

Paddy Bevin has been billed as one to watch in his first year in the WorldTour and on Friday he showed the rationale behind the hype as he stormed to victory in the individual time trial at the Big Save Elite Road Championships in New Zealand.

Best known for his prowess in the fast finishes, Bevin wouldn’t be the first Kiwi name to spring to mind for a top time trial result, but the technical nature of the 40-kilometer course worked to his advantage.

The 24-year-old targeted the race against the clock as his first early season goal, and with a time of 52:21, he easily overpowered his opposition. Thomas Sully (Drapac) was 1:13 back in second place. Bevin’s former teammate, Joe Cooper (Avanti IsoWhey), rounded at the podium at 1:41.

“It’s a great way to get a run on the board in the first day of the year,” said Bevin. “For me, coming up, making the step, it’s just nice to come in straight away and put my hand up and say: ‘Look, here I am.’ Personally, it was really good to take the win. It was an early season goal and fits in nicely for how the season builds. Obviously for the team, it’s a positive way to start the season.”

“Versatility is a strength I need to have as I make the step up,” Bevin added. “Races get harder and harder and harder. Even if you want to be a sprinter, you have to be good just to make it to the finish. Part of it is training, goal selection, race selection. This time trial is one I circled. It suits me.”

Bevin posted the quickest times from start to finish but said even when he had 20 seconds up at the first intermediate split, he couldn’t relax. The tough course was demanding until the very end.

“It was a really tough day,” said Bevin. “The way you saw the splits come away was a testament to that. It was never sealed. You could have a bad moment and lose time at any point. It was about keeping the rhythm and making sure you had enough to go the whole distance because you had to make something of every meter of that course.”

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