Daryl Impey: The Ultimate Ardennes Dark Horse

Daryl Impey: The ultimate Ardennes dark horse

Michael Woods will be back for Amstel Gold Race after crashing out of Itzulia Basque Country, Dan Martin will skip Ardennes. Read the full article at Daryl Impey: The ultimate Ardennes dark horse on VeloNews.com .

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Peter Sagan Says 'I Have To Be Optimistic' Of Flanders Victory After 'Surprise' Win At Volta A Catalunya

MATARÓ, SPAIN - MARCH 27: Podium / Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team BORA - Hansgrohe Celebration, during the 100th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2021, Stage 6 a 193,8km stage from Tarragona to Mataró / Champagne / Trophy / Mask / Covid Safety Measures / #VoltaCatalunya100 / on March 27, 2021 in Mataró, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) Peter Sagan has declared himself confident of challenging for victory at next week’s Tour of Flanders after surprising himself by winning the sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider beat Daryl Impey in a sprint in Mataró on the penultimate stage of the Catalan race, his first victory of the season. Sagan […]

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Musical Saddles: Making Sense Of Pro Team Rider Changes For 2021

Felix Lowe 17 Mar 2021 Riders have been swapping teams and teams have been changing names and kit. Felix Lowe tries to makes sense of it all Riders have been swapping teams and teams have been changing names and kit. Felix Lowe tries to makes sense of it all Words : Felix Lowe Photography : Veloimages; KBMB UAE Team Emirates missed a trick when they failed to announce their latest recruit with the accompaniment of Bonnie Tyler’s song ‘Here She Comes’. Geddit – Hirschi comes? Never mind. Marc Hirschi’s controversial arrival from Sunweb raised eyebrows, coming as it did after a mysterious contract severance that required a non-disclosure agreement. We can only speculate, but a hefty pay hike may have played a part. And so the man who made ripples on his Tour de France debut last year will join the man who won it on his own debut, with ...

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Bikeexchange'S White Looking For New Winners In 2021

BikeExchange's White looking for new winners in 2021

Losing Adam Yates, Daryl Impey and Jack Haig in the off-season for Team BikeExchange was far from ideal, but head sports director Matt White was positive ahead of the 2021 WorldTour season start.

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Groenewegen Reportedly Facing Nine-Month Suspension For Poland Sprint Crash

Supported by According to Wielerflits, Jumbo-Visma’s Dylan Greoenwegen is facing a lengthy suspension for his actions in the sprint on the opening stage of the Tour of Poland, which left fellow Dutch sprinter Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) seriously injured. Wielerflits reports that the UCI is set to announce a punishment for Groenewegen this week following a decision from … The post Groenewegen reportedly facing nine-month suspension for Poland sprint crash appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Tour De France Contenders, Sprinters And More

Well, it’s starting two months later than normal, and there’s a good argument to say it shouldn’t be happening at all, but here we are, just a few days out from the 2020 Tour de France. We’ve already given you a stage-by-stage breakdown of this year’s route; now it’s time to bring you up to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Tour de France contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Israel Start-Up Nation Make First Signings To Support Chris Froome

Israel Start-Up Nation make first signings to support Chris Froome

Joe Robinson 5 Aug 2020 Veteran Daryl Impey and climber Carl Fredrik Hagen join as part of Froome Grand Tour 'core' Isreal Start-Up Nation has begun to build its Grand Tour team to support inbound Chris Froome with the announcement of two new riders for 2021. Experienced Grand Tour stage winner Daryl Impey will join from Mitchelton-Scott while talented climber Carl Fredrik Hagen joins from Lotto-Soudal . Froome will reunite with Impey after the duo both began their careers with the Barloworld team in 2008. The 35-year-old South African Impey on a two-year deal after Froome personally contacted him to persuade him to join the team. 'It’s not often you get to race with one of the greats in our sport, so when Chris called me and said he trusts me and would like to have me by his side I appreciated that and knew he meant it,' said Impey. ...

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What Happened In The Virtual Tour De France Over The Weekend?

Supported by In ordinary circumstances we’d have been watching the first foray into the mountains of the 2020 Tour de France over the weekend. But while that wasn’t the case, there was some comfort for cycling fans in the form of the first two stages of the first ever Virtual Tour de France, which bring something resembling … The post What happened in the Virtual Tour de France over the weekend? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dries Devenyns Wins The 2020 Cadel’S Race From Late Attack

Supported by GEELONG, Australia (CT) – Dries Devenyns (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has taken out the 2020 men’s Cadel’s Race, beating Pavel Sivakov (Ineos) in a two-up sprint. For the third year in a row Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) finished third, leading in a four-rider chase group a few seconds behind the leading pair. Devenyns was part of a 16-rider group … The post Dries Devenyns wins the 2020 Cadel’s Race from late attack appeared first on CyclingTips .

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‘Really Sketchy’: Ewan Doubles Up On Nervous Stage 4 Of The Tour Down Under

Supported by MURRAY BRIDGE, Australia (CT) – You could sense the tension in the bunch. Domestiques bringing their leaders up to the front as the pace increased. Riders squeezed off the bitumen and onto the gravel verge. Rivals nudging each other out of the way, battling for space. A handful of late crashes that saw riders bouncing … The post ‘Really sketchy’: Ewan doubles up on nervous stage 4 of the Tour Down Under appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: 18 Things To Know About The Elite Men’S Worlds Road Race

The 2019 Road World Championships conclude this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of racing on the men’s calendar and it’s the race that decides who will wear the rainbow bands for the next year. Ahead of Sunday’s race, here’s your guide to the course, … The post Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team Sunweb Confirm Signing Of Tiesj Benoot

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Team Sunweb have announced the signing of Tiesj Benoot from Lotto Soudal, with the Belgian agreeing a contract that will see him stay at the team until the end of 2021. Benoot turned professional with Lotto Soudal in 2015 and has raced with them for the past five seasons. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the peloton's premier classics riders, able to compete on the hills and over the cobbles alike. In his debut spring classics campaign, Benoot burst onto the scene with a fourth place at the Tour of Flanders, his best result yet at his home race. The 2018 edition of Strade Bianche is Benoot's sole career victory thus far, while fourth at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2018 and this year's Tour de Suisse count among his other career highlights. Benoot has raced two Tours de France, finishing 20th overall in 2017 and taking second place behind Daryl ...

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Organisers Neutralise Stage 4 Of The Tour Of Poland After Lambrecht’S Tragic Death

Supported by Warsaw, Aug 6, 2019 (AFP) – Organisers of the Tour of Poland have neutralised Tuesday’s scheduled fourth stage following the death of Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht. The stage route has been reduced to 133.7 km and the final laps have been cut to 1. Any further decisions regarding tomorrow’s stage will be communicated in agreement with Lotto … The post Organisers neutralise stage 4 of the Tour of Poland after Lambrecht’s tragic death appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Caleb Ewan Heads Ridelondon-Surrey Classic Line-Up

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) wins the finale stage 21 at the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees

Lotto Soudal 's Caleb Ewan will head a star-studded line-up for this year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic , just a week after having taken his third stage victory at his first Tour de France on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The one-day RideLondon-Surrey Classic – Britain's only UCI WorldTour-level event – will also feature Irish sprint star Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Groupama-FDJ fast-man Arnaud Démare, who won the first edition of the race in 2013, and Deceuninck-QuickStep duo Philippe Gilbert and Elia Viviani, with the latter coming fresh from his stage win at what was also the Italian's first Tour de France. British fans will be happy to see Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) back on British shores, with the Essex man having just completed his first Tour, while a young but talented Great Britain team boasts 2018 national road race champion Connor Swift. Team Ineos arrive on home roads fielding reigning Tour de Yorkshire ...

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Mitchelton-Scott: Our Most Successful Tour De France Ever

Simon Yates wins stage 12 at the Tour de France

For many teams targeting the general classification at the Tour de France , finding yourself out of the running for the yellow jersey can often be all it needs to consider the race a complete write-off and to head home with your tail between your legs. Not Mitchelton-Scott : despite the wheels having come off Adam Yates ' campaign this year, the Australian team regrouped and came away with an impressive four stage victories. Two-time Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey got the ball rolling with his win on stage 9, before Simon Yates – at the race to support his brother and GC hopeful Adam – was afforded the opportunity to win stage 12 from a three-man breakaway. Both victories, it must be said, came before Adam fell out of the GC running entirely, but once the team was forced to change its focus – after the British climber ...

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Trentin Claims Third Tour De France Stage Win Of His Career

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) celebrates a solo victory on stage 17 at the Tour de France

Mitchelton-Scott 's comeback from the dashing of their general classification hopes in this year's Tour de France showed no sign of letting up on Wednesday as Matteo Trentin claimed the Australian team's fourth win of the race and third in a week on stage 17 with a solo break to Gap. Before the Pyrenees the team had already celebrated South African Daryl Impey's win from a break in Saint-Etienne. But the subsequent collapse of Adam Yates' GC bid was also preceded and followed by two stage victories for his brother and teammate Simon in the mountains. Then on Wednesday's stage 17 it was Trentin's turn to shine. The Italian had played an important role in softening up the opposition for Simon on his first Pyrenean stage. But in Gap, Trentin was able to claim his third Tour de France win after victories in 2014 and 2015 and his eighth Grand ...

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Tour De France: Trentin Solos To Victory On Stage 17 In Gap

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) wins stage 17 at the Tour de France

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) claimed victory on stage 17 of the Tour de France after soloing clear of the break on the road to Gap, while Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) retained the yellow jersey after a day of relative truce among the general classification contenders. On a day of two races within a race, Trentin rode to his third stage victory at the Tour – he previously won in 2013 and 2014 – after punching his way clear of the breakaway group ahead of the final climb of the Col de la Sentinelle. Alaphilippe and the podium contenders, meanwhile, rolled home more than 20 minutes behind, content to spare themselves for the rigours to come in the Alps over the next three days. Trentin was part of a 33-strong break that amassed an unassailable lead over the peloton on yet another day of soaring temperatures, and he proved the strongest and savviest ...

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Jack Haig’S Tour De France Diary: Rest Day Legs And Breakaway Wins

We’re into the third week of the Tour de France and, to be honest, I feel the best I’ve ever felt at this point in a Grand Tour. Maybe it’s because I took a lot of time off with my knee injury so I was fresher coming into the race. Or maybe it was just … The post Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Rest day legs and breakaway wins appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Adam Yates: It Could Be Third Time Lucky For Me At The Tour De France

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at the Tour de France

Despite seeing his GC chances in the last two editions of the Tour de France fall apart in the opening mountain stages, Adam Yates is keen on returning to the French Grand Tour in 2020 as he shows no signs of shying away from the challenge of racing for the general classification. Yates fell away on the stage finish on the Tourmalet and is now targeting stage wins for Mitchelton-Scott . The Australian squad has already taken three wins courtesy of Daryl Impey and Simon Yates – twice – and Adam Yates will head into the Alps with the chance of rescuing his Tour de France. At present, Adam Yates – who finished fourth in the 2016 Tour - has no explanation as to why he couldn't stay with the GC group on the Tourmalet stage. He told Cyclingnews that he had to use all of his attention on concentration ...

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Five Predictions For ‘Week Three’ Of The Tour De France

We’re headed into the final week at the 2019 Tour de France, and it’s shaping up to be a thriller. That’s saying something, considering how great the race has been already. This has been the most intriguing Tour in recent memory because it has been so unpredictable, but that’s not going to stop me from … The post Five predictions for ‘week three’ of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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