Schlagwort-Archive: Victor Campenaerts

Giro d’Italia – Etappe 15

Foto by Plomi

Grado – Gorizia (147 km)

1 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Team Qhubeka ASSOS 3:25:25
2 Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Alpecin – Fenix 0:00:00
3 Nikias Arndt (GER) Team DSM 0:00:07
4 Simone Consonni (Ita) Cofidis 0:00:07
5 Quinten Hermans (Bel) Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux 0:00:07
6 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:07
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:09
8 Albert Torres Barcelo (Esp) Movistar Team 0:00:44
9 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:02
10 Maximilian Walscheid (GER) Team Qhubeka ASSOS 0:01:02

1 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) INEOS Grenadiers 62:13:33
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 0:01:33
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:51
4 Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana – Premier Tech 0:01:57
5 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education – Nippo 0:02:11
6 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek – Segafredo 0:03:03
7 Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step 0:03:52
8 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Col) INEOS Grenadiers 0:03:54
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM 0:04:31
10 Tobias Svendsen Foss (Nor) Jumbo – Visma 0:05:37

Emanuel Buchmann scheidet nach einem schweren Massensturz auf der 15. Etappe des Giro d’Italia aus

Kurz nach dem Start der 145 km langen hügeligen Strecke in Grado am Golf von Venedig ereignete sich ein Massensturz, in dem auch Emanuel Buchmann verwickelt war. Der Ravensburger, der vor dem Start auf dem 6. Platz in der Gesamtwertung lag, konnte das Rennen leider nicht mehr fortsetzten und wurde zu weiteren Untersuchungen ins Krankenhaus gebracht. Das Rennen wurde danach vorübergehend neutralisiert. Wie schon so oft auf den bisherigen Etappen konnte die Ausreißergruppe auch diesmal den Sieg unter sich ausmachen. Am Ende gelang es V. Campenaerts seine Fluchtbegleiter kurz vor dem Ziel abzuschütteln und als Erster über die Ziellinie in Gorizia an der slowenischen Grenze zu rollen. Die BORA – hansgrohe Fahrer überquerten die Ziellinie mehr als 17 Minuten hinter dem Etappensieger, während Peter Sagan das Maglia Ciclamino weiter beibehält.

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„Nach dem Sturz wurde Emu direkt ins Krankenhaus gebracht. Durch einem CT Scan konnten Knochenbrüche ausgeschlossen werden. Emu hat eine leichte Gehirnerschütterung sowie mehrere Prellungen im Gesicht und an der Hüfte davongetragen. Zudem hat er eine Wunde im Mund an der Innenseite der unteren Lippe.“ – Christopher Edler, Teamarzt

„Eines der schwierigsten Erfahrungen, die ein Team während eines Etappenrennens erleben kann, ist uns heute passiert. Emanuel Buchmann, unser Kapitän, der Ambitionen aufs Podest hatte, musste das Rennen nach einem Sturz aufgeben. Wir haben ihn auf den letzten 15 Tagen sehr gut beschützt, aber heute ist er in diesem großen Sturz zu Boden gegangen und er hatte aufgrund seiner Verletzungen letztendlich keine Chance weiterzufahren. Das ist natürlich sehr bitter für uns. Jetzt müssen wir uns für die letzte Woche taktisch umstellen und Schadensbegrenzung betreiben.“ – Jens Zemke, Sportlicher Leiter

Ubuntu inspires Victor Campenaerts to sensational Giro d’Italia stage 15 victory

Gorizia, 23 May 2021 – Victor Campenaerts raced to an incredible 3rd stage win at this year’s Giro d’Italia for Team Qhubeka ASSOS, at today’s stage 15 ending in Gorizia. This victory followed his teammates, Mauro Schmid and Giacomo Nizzolo, triumphs on stages 11 and 13 respectively.
Team Qhubeka ASSOS, already having it’s best ever Giro d’Italia, started the 147km stage 15 with clear intentions to continue building on that success. From the gun, Campenaerts and teammate Max Walscheid were the first two riders to attack. After getting an initial gap, the race was then neutralized due to a mass crash in the peloton, which included Mauro Schmid. The young Swiss star was able to continue and finish but he suffered from multiple abrasions to his right side.
Fortunately, most of the riders that went down, were without serious injury, and able to continue. When racing got underway for a second time, it was again Campenaerts and Walscheid who were first to attack. This time a third Qhubeka ASSOS rider also got involved though, as Lukasz Wisniowski infiltrated the front group too.
15 riders forced themselves clear from the peloton and quickly built a race winning lead. With three riders up the road, Qhubeka ASSOS were in a favourable position despite being closely marked.
Coming toward the race finale, Walscheid, Wisniowski and Campenaerts began attacking and counter-attacking the break as the group did contain a strong mix of climbers and sprinters, who were possiblyon paper at leasr favoured for victory ahead of the Qhubeka ASSOS trio. However, it was the team work that proved the greatest asset on the day as the Belgian UCI world hour record holder managed to escape with two others in tow, Albert Torres (Movistar) and Oscar Riesebeek (Alpecin-Fenix), with 23km to go.

Campenaerts and Riesebeek were able to dislodge Torres on the final climb, as the rain came pouring down, adding further drama over the closing kilometers. From the top of the climb, the duo held onto a 15 second gap over their nearest chasers, and despite attacking each other a couple of times each, they went on to decide the stage in a two-up sprint.
Campenaerts had that extra kick in the legs to take a brilliant win, his first ever Grand Tour stage victory of his career.
Victor Campenaerts
I’ve been chasing a WorldTour, and specifically a Grand Tour, stage win for so long; having been four times second, twice third, once fifth, and I’ve always targeted victories in time trials. I’ve come so close but I decided to change how I race and focus more aggressively on racing on the road bike, and focusing a little less focus on the TT.
I am at my first Grand Tour with another objective and we’ve already had two victories with the team here. I can’t say that I helped Mauro that much in the break for his win but I helped Nizzolo for his victory and now I helped myself to a big victory – what a day! I had big, big help from the whole team especially Max and Wizzy, who were also in the break with me.
For two years we’ve speaking about Ubuntu in the team – I am because we are – which is about riding as a team. We cannot go alone, we’re stronger as a team together, and the spirit we have in the Giro is building up to an even greater spirit. Our mission as a team is to change lives with bicycles and the Qhubeka Charity, these successes mean that we play our part in changing the world.
I also hope that these victories is great exposure for the team, to keep the team alive for the future. It hasn’t been easy to keep it alive and we needed this, so I am just so happy.


TOKYO 2020
NTT Pro Cycling’s time trial specialist, Victor Campenaerts, has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to postpone the Olympic Games.
Campenaerts, 28, was working towards earning a spot on Team Belgium, with the final selection due to take place over the coming months.

Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer

On Tuesday, a joint statement from the IOC and the organisers, saw the Games now postponed “beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021″ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I don’t think that it’s a surprise for anybody that they’ve postponed the Tokyo Olympic Games. I think it’s a good decision, the only one that the organisers could really take. There were rumours about the Olympics taking place in November or December but I think that would be really to strange to have a summer Olympics in the winter,” said Campenaerts.
“I think this is the best decision if you consider the bigger picture, which for now is greater than just the sporting world, and it’s good that they make that call right now. It’s important for those athletes who put so much into their planning and preparation for the showpiece.

“For me personally, as a cyclist, there’s plenty of opportunity to shine so as it is already been a very strange season, and it will be a really strange season going forward, it’s no big deal.
“But for my girlfriend (swimmer Fanny Lecluyse) this is a really strange time. She has already been selected so will she now be selected for next year’s Olympics? Will she have to qualify again?
“She was planning to retire after these Olympic Games and as we know swimming is not necessarily one that financially as lucrative as some others, so for her it’s not such good news.”

Campenaerts also recently featured in the latest episode of NTT Pro Cycling’s ‘UnClipped’ podcast.
In it, he talks about his personal background and how he came into the sport, what an Olympic medal would mean to him and also how he manages to deal with disappointment that as a professional could manifest in some form of “depression”.
You can follow the link for full details on how to listen to that, here:

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