Teuns out of San Sebastian after freak gardening injury

Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida)

Dylan Teuns ( Bahrain-Merida ) will have to miss the Clasica San Sebastian , his team announced, after he suffered an injury while working in his garden at his home in Halen. The winner of the stage to La Planche des Belles Filles in the 2019 Tour de France was working with his tractor when he "was involved in a minor home accident", according to his team. "I was working on earthworks at home with my tractor with a machine behind it," Teuns told Het Nieuwsblad. "The machine suddenly stopped working due to a technical defect. That also brought the tractor to a halt. Because of that sudden stop I hit my head on the wheel. Next week's training in preparation for the Vuelta is not normally compromised." The team reported that Teuns required 15 stitches in his forehead. "Due to this and bashed up face, unfortunately, he will miss ...

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Tour de France 2019: Stage 19 cancelled due to hail, snow and mudslides

Tour de France 2019: Stage 19 cancelled due to hail, snow and mudslides

Jack Elton-Walters 26 Jul 2019 Stage 19 dramatically cut short due to extreme weather, leaving Egan Bernal the stage winner and new race leader Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France was cancelled mid-stage after a severe hailstorm led to a part of the road being blocked by partially frozen water, and entirely covered by a mudslide near the start of the final climb to Tignes in the high mountains of the Alps. The localised extreme weather struck the race with the leaders having already come over the top of the 2,770m Col de l'Iseran and descending at high speed towards the final climb. The decision meant the summit of the Iseran became the official finish line, since that was the last point at which timing information was taken. It meant Team Ineos rider Egan Bernal was declared the stage winner, and takes over the yellow jersey from Julian ...

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Tour de France 2019 stage 18 finish line quotes

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wins stage 18 at the Tour de France

Nairo Quintana ( Movistar ) - Stage 18 winner "This win reflects the amount of work I've put in to be ready for this type of performance. It was a really grand day for me, and it was within the team strategy. We wanted to put ourselves in the right position for winning the stage and for Mikel Landa to improve his GC position. So it's a fantastic day for me, my family and for the team, for my teammates and for the country. "This stage was one for the pure climbers, for the real climbers in the bunch, and I was present. I was ready for it. It's a beautiful win, and on a stage like this, with this type of profile, it makes me emotional." (ASO Pool) Mikel Landa (Movistar) - Eighth overall Why was Movistar working when Quintana was off the front? "Because we also have some ...

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Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana turns back the clock to win Stage 18

Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana turns back the clock to win Stage 18

Jack Elton-Walters 25 Jul 2019 Quintana was unrivalled on the Galibier and then uncatchable on the descent to take the stage & possibly put himself back in contention Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France after going solo on the climb of the Col du Galibier and then retaining his advantage on the descent and flat run in to the finish line. He looked like the Quintana of old as he ascended the challenging slopes of the final climb. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) crossed the line second and thanks to his efforts earlier in the stage will now wear the polka dot jersey into the closing mountain stages. The remnants of the early breakaway came over the line in ones and two before Egan Beral ( Team Ineos ) who had attacked on the final climb and kept clear to the finish line. This ...

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Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana tuns back the clock to win Stage 18

Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana tuns back the clock to win Stage 18

Jack Elton-Walters 25 Jul 2019 Quintana was unrivalled on the Galibier and then uncatchable on the descent to take the stage & possibly put himself back in contention Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France after going solo on the climb of the Col du Galibier and then retaining his advantage on the descent and flat run in to the finish line. He looked like the Quintana of old as he climbed the challenging slopes of the final climb. See related Tour de France 2019: Route maps, riders, live TV guide and all you need to know A big day in the mountains The breakaway took a long time, and a good deal of energy from certain riders, to establish at the start of the day but once the composition was strong enough the riders grew the gap out to over eight minutes between the ...

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Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins Stage 15 as Alaphillipe keeps yellow

Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins Stage 15 as Alaphillipe keeps yellow

Peter Stuart 21 Jul 2019 Simon Yates took a decisive solo victory in a dramatic mountainous stage 15 which fractured the leading riders in the general classification, but in which Alaphillipe managed to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey. Yates broke clear of the remnants of a large breakaway group with 9kms to go on the final climb of Foix Prat d'Albis, and rode an excellent ascent to take his second stage victory of the race. Behind him, Thibault Pinot made a fantastic attack on the main yellow jersey group, and finished the stage second ahead of Mikel Landa. Behind him, each of the major contenders looked in trouble at times and there was a small reschuffle in the time gaps of the general classification. At one point Geraint Thomas found himself dropped from a group of Pinot, Buchman, Bernal and other GC contenders, edging away at his GC ...

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Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins Stage 15 as Alaphilippe keeps yellow

Peter Stuart 21 Jul 2019 Simon Yates rode to solo victory as the GC contenders attacked one-another on the final climbs of Stage 15 Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott took a decisive solo victory in a dramatic mountainous Stage 15 of the Tour de France which fractured the leading riders in the general classification, but in which Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck–Quick-Step ) managed to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey. Yates broke clear of the remnants of a large breakaway group with 9kms to go on the final climb of Foix Prat d'Albis, and rode an excellent ascent to take his second stage victory of the race. Behind him, Thibault Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) made a fantastic attack on the main yellow jersey group, and finished the stage second ahead of Mikel Landa. Each of the major contenders looked in trouble at times and there was a small reshuffle in the general ...

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Tour de France teams for 2019 — Complete startlist plus the favourites

Theuns and Dupont at Tour de France 2018

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The weekly spin: Why Nibali and Valverde shouldn’t be counted out at Tour de France

Two of the most successful riders in professional cycling are headed to the Tour de France flying under the radar. My advice: Don’t sleep on Vincenzo Nibali or Alejandro Valverde as GC threats. While most lists of pre-race favorites look to Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates, and Richie Porte, there’s exactly one … The post The weekly spin: Why Nibali and Valverde shouldn’t be counted out at Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Nibali coy on Tour de France ambitions despite being named as Bahrain-Merida leader

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

Bahrain-Merida have confirmed Vincenzo Nibali as their team leader for the Tour de France , with senior directeur sportif Gorazd Stangelj saying Nibali would “aim for the GC”. However, the Sicilian reiterated at the Italian national championships over the weekend that he will take things day to day, with the first mountain at La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 6 giving an indication of his form and true chances. World time trial champion Rohan Dennis, sprinter Sonny Colbrelli, Dylan Teuns and Matej Mohoric are also part of the Bahrain-Merida squad, with Spain’s Ivan Cortina, Damiano Caruso and Jan Tratnik completing their balanced and eclectic line-up. Nibali finished second in the Giro d’Italia behind Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and has only raced the Gran Premio Città di Lugano and Sunday’s Italian national championships since the corsa rosa . He focused on recovery for two weeks and then spent time with Caruso ...

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Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour de France ambitions to become clear on first mountain finish

Vincenzo Nibali finishes stage 14 at the Giro

Vincenzo Nibali ’s Tour de France ambitions will become clear on the first mountain finish at La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 6, with his coach Paolo Slongo describing the Sicilian as a potential “loose cannon” who could shake up the race if he can rediscover the form that helped him finish second overall at the Giro d’Italia behind Richard Carapaz. Nibali won the Tour de France in 2014, completing a rare collection of all three Grand Tours. He opted to target the Giro d’Italia this year but agreed to ride the Tour de France on request of his Bahrain-Merida team. The 34-year-old Sicilian has always played down any suggestions he will target overall victory, saying stage victories are his goal, but with both Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin out of the race due to injury, Nibali and Slongo know there could be a chance to win a second ...

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Giro d'Italia 2019: Carapaz holds Maglia Rosa as Bilbao takes impressive Stage 20 summit win

Giro d'Italia 2019: Carapaz holds Maglia Rosa as Bilbao takes impressive Stage 20 summit win

Peter Stuart 1 Jun 2019 Pello Bilbao of Team Astana takes second win of this year's Giro, as a dramatic final climb kept the Nibali and Carapaz together Pello Bilbao of Team Astana took a brave summit win of stage 20 as Richard Carapaz (Movistar) came in fourth place, holding his time gap and the maglia rosa going into tomorrow's final stage. The last 2km of the saw an elite group of Nibali, Carapaz and Mikel Landa (Movistar) bridge up to the leading group of the stage and a decisive sprint ensued in the final 200m, with Bilbao and Landa sprinting for first and second place. It means Basque rider Bilbao has taken a second stage win at this year's Giro. Primoz Roglic ( Team Jumbo–Visma) lost time to Landa and Nibali, finishing 54 second behind the leading duo, securing Landa's chances of taking a podium spot. How the race ...

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Pros dominate Mortirolo Strava leaderboard despite bad weather on Stage 16 of Giro d'Italia

Joe Robinson 29 May 2019 Jan Hirt lost out on stage win but got real victory of Mortirolo KOM. Photo: RCS/Giro d'Italia With freezing temperatures and heavy rain , conditions on the slopes of the Mortirolo for Stage 16 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia certainly were not ideal for a Strava King of the Mountain attempt. But that clearly doesn't matter when the Giro d'Italia comes to town as the peloton obliterated the Strava leaderboard on the fearsome climb. Breakaway rider and stage runner-up Jan Hirt (Astana) took the day's real victory as he gained the Mortirolo KOM in a time of 46 minutes and 20 seconds, one second quicker (redemption?) than eventual stage winner Guilio Ciccone of Trek-Segafredo . That meant that Hirt averaged 14.8kmh up the brutal 11.42km segment that averages a knee-crushing 11%. The Czech climber also sat at a steady 351w for the entire climb, 15w ...

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Giro d'Italia 2019: Ciccone wins Stage 16 as the Mortirolo shakes up the GC

Giro d'Italia 2019: Ciccone wins Stage 16 as the Mortirolo shakes up the GC

Jack Elton-Walters 28 May 2019 Giulio Ciccone won Stage 16 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia but it was in the General Classification that the biggest changes took place Giulio Ciccone ( Trek-Segafredo ) won Stage 16 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia, pipping his breakaway companion Jan Hirt ( Astana ) on the line. Ciccone led from the front and did enough to hold on for the win, likely spurred on by the idea of getting in a warm shower as soon as possible after some torrential rain earlier in the stage. Behind them, the group of favourites came over the line mostly together but with some big names absent. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) lost the wheel and a bit of time, but much further back were Primoz Roglic (Jumba-Visma), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Bauke Mollema ( Trek-Segafredo ) who lost almost a minute and a half. See related Giro d'Italia ...

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Giro d'Italia 2019: Ciccone wins Stage 15 as the Mortirolo shakes up the GC

Giro d'Italia 2019: Ciccone wins Stage 15 as the Mortirolo shakes up the GC

Jack Elton-Walters 28 May 2019 Giulio Ciccone won Stage 16 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia but it was in the General Classification that the biggest changes took place Giulio Ciccone ( Trek-Segafredo ) won Stage 15 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia , pipping his breakaway companion Jan Hirt ( Astana ) on the line. Ciccone led from the front and did enough to hold on for the win, likely spurred on by the idea of getting in a warm shower as soon as possible after some torrential rain earlier in the stage. Behind them, the group of favourites came over the line mostly together but with some big names absent. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) lost the wheel and a bit of time, but much further back were Primoz Roglic (Jumba-Visma), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Bauke Mollema ( Trek-Segafredo ) who lost almost a minute and a half. The next few ...

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Carapaz in pink, and the favourites reshuffle: Giro d’Italia, stage 14

Supported by COURMAYEUR, Italy (AFP) – Movistar’s Ecuadorian climber Richard Carapaz shot to the top of the Giro d’Italia overall standings on Saturday when he soloed to victory at the stage 14 summit finish. The 25-year-old edged ahead of Primoz Roglic in the standings after breaking from the chief contenders on the Giro’s toughest hill yet, while … The post Carapaz in pink, and the favourites reshuffle: Giro d’Italia, stage 14 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro d'Italia 2019: Carapaz wins Stage 14 to take over pink jersey

Giro d'Italia 2019: Carapaz wins Stage 14 to take over pink jersey

Martin James 25 May 2019 Movistar make the numbers game count as key rivals trip over themselves Movistar's Richard Carapaz took his second win of the 2019 Giro d'Italia, conquering a mountainous Stage 14 to cross the line alone and take over the race leader's pink jersey for his troubles. Carapaz attacked on the penultimate climb of the day and made the most of his advantage as those behind started watching each other. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took second, recovering after again looking suspect in the mountains to break clear of those who had ridden away from him earlier in the day for a morale-boosting result. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) got the consolation of third place and a time bonus, finishing with fellow favourites Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) and Carapaz's Movistar teammate Mikel Landa. Roglic had looked nailed on to take over the race lead from Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), ...

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Giro d'Italia: Benedetti wins stage 12

Cesare Benedetti wins stage 12 at the 2019 Giro d'Italia

Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Hansgrohe) has spent his career helping others, but the Italian finally took his first professional victory in Pinerolo on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia . Benedetti had to chase back several times but made it into the leading group inside the final kilometre to beat Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida) and Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos) to the line. Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), who was also in the day’s break and was dropped in the final kilometres, crossed the line shortly after Benedetti to take the race lead and pink jersey from his teammate Valerio Conti. The Italian was distanced on the main climb, and while he worked hard to chase back on afterwards, he was safe in the knowledge that Polanc would be the new race leader when all was said and done. After everything shook out, Polanc would end the day with a 4:07 over Primoz Roglic ...

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Roglic leads after Giro d’Italia Stage 1

Supported by Bologna (Italy) (AFP) – Slovenian Primoz Roglic won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday ahead of Britain’s Simon Yates, pulling on the leader’s pink jersey after an eight kilometre individual time-trial. The three-week race got underway in Bologna and finished with an uphill ride to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San … The post Roglic leads after Giro d’Italia Stage 1 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The aspirations of Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis may be the reigning world champion in the time trial, but he still has aspirations beyond aero bars. The post The aspirations of Rohan Dennis appeared first on CyclingTips .

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