Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins from break as GC holds station

Tour de France 2019: Simon Yates wins from break as GC holds station

Joe Robinson 18 Jul 2019 Yates wins from a three-man break as big break nullifies GC attacks Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates became the latest rider to win stages of all three Grand Tours as the Mitchelton-Scott rider won a three-man sprint on Stage 12 of the Tour de France. The Lancastrian outfoxed fellow break riders Gregor Muhlberger of Bora-Hansgrohe and Pello Bilbao of Astana to take the final corner in the lead and hold out the sprint to the line. Yates becomes the second rider in as many days to win a stage in all three Grand Tours after Caleb Ewan's exploits yesterday and the third of the race after Elia Viviani's win on Stage 4. In terms of General Classification, it was another day of keeping the powder dry as Julian Alaphilippe rolled in with his closest rivals to defend his yellow jersey for a fourth consecutive day. Team Ineos ...

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Matthews will no longer fight for the green jersey at the Tour de France

Supported by Sunweb’s Michael Matthews will no longer focus on racking up points for the green jersey battle at the Tour de France. As the 28-year-old Australian explained after stage 11, his team has decided to give up on the points classification to instead focus on scoring stage victories with both Matthews and teammates like Cees Bol, … The post Matthews will no longer fight for the green jersey at the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Matthews says he will no longer contest the Tour’s green jersey

Supported by Sunweb’s Michael Matthews will no longer fight for points in the green jersey battle at the Tour de France. As the 28-year-old Australian explained after stage 11, his team has decided to give up on the points classification to instead focus on scoring stage victories with both Matthews and teammates like Cees Bol, who was … The post Matthews says he will no longer contest the Tour’s green jersey appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Caleb Ewans sprints to his first Tour de France win - Video

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) celebrates stage 11 victory at the Tour de France

Lotto Soudal 's 'pocket rocket' Caleb Ewan sprinted to his first-ever stage win at the Tour de France Wednesday, out-kicking stage 7 winner Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) in a photo finish at the line in Toulouse for the stage 11 victory . Deceuninck-QuickStep's Elia Viviani was third, followed by Bora-Hansgrohe's Peter Sagan. Ewan was the 11th stage winner in the first 11 stages of the 2019 race. The overall battle remained unaffected after stage 11, with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) maintaining his 1:12 lead over defending champion Geraint Thomas and 1:16 over Egan Bernal, both of Team Ineos. Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) crashed during the stage and was forced to abandon with a broken clavicle from a day marred by multiple crashes. Ewan himself was caught behind a crash in the closing kilometres and had to fight back with the help of teammate Roger Kluge to contest the win. You ...

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Matthews gives up on Tour de France green jersey

Michael Matthews waves to the crowd in Liège

Michael Matthews has laid down arms in the battle for the green jersey at the Tour de France , taking on the role of lead-out man as Team Sunweb backed Cees Bol in the stage 11 bunch sprint on Wednesday. Matthews has finished in the top 10 on seven of the 10 road stages so far, placing second in Epernay on stage 3 and fourth in Saint Etienne and Albi on stages 8 and 10. At the start of stage 11, he sat second in the points classification, which he won in 2017, trailing six-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan by 62 points. However, he let any ambitions of a second maillot vert fade away on the road to Toulouse. Instead, he worked to set up Bol, the 23-year-old Dutchman who won Nokere Koerse earlier this year. "It was the team's idea on the rest day - they came up ...

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Tour de France: Ewan wins stage 11

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) wins stage 11 at the Tour de France

Caleb Ewan ( Lotto Soudal ) won his maiden Tour de France stage on stage 11 in Toulouse. The Australian had to do it the hard way after one of his lead-out men crashed in the closing stage but despite remaining isolated in the sprint Ewan came around Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to take the biggest win of his career. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) finished third, with green jersey leader Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) in fourth. After four top-three finishes in this year's Tour de France, Ewan finally had his just reward and picked up Lotto Soudal's second stage win of the race after Thomas de Gendt's win in Saint Etienne. "To be honest I can't believe it. I've been close in the last four sprints I've done, and my team never lost faith in me. I never lost faith in my sprint. I knew if everything came together then I can be ...

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Tour de France: Peter Sagan rides new Specialized e-bike on rest day – Gallery

Bora-hansgrohe switched to jerseys with white shoulders for this year's race

Peter Sagan and his Bora-hansgrohe teammates spent the first rest day at the Tour de France riding on a new road e-bike from team sponsor Specialized . Sagan was riding on the S-Works version of the new bike, with team mechanics taking the time to add green handlebar tape as the current points leader in the race to match Sagan's green jersey. The three-time world champion also has a special, green version of a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer. Specialized's other sponsored team at the race – Deceuninck-QuickStep – also rode the new Specialized Creo e-bikes , with the team giving similar treatment to the yellow jersey holder, Julian Alaphilippe. Bora-hansgrohe had a short ride on the rest day, which is common for all teams to do, with a well-earned coffee stop half-way before heading back to the team hotel near Albi. The new e-bike offers up to 240 watts of ...

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Visualising the 2019 Tour de France: The ups and downs of the first ‘week’

Throughout this year’s Tour de France CyclingTips VeloClub member Cameron Harris has been putting his data journalism skills to work to help us make sense of the race. He’s created a bunch of charts that illustrate various aspects of the Tour in a way that a results sheet simply can’t. Through Cameron’s work, we get … The post Visualising the 2019 Tour de France: The ups and downs of the first ‘week’ appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Today at the Tour: After crosswinds shuffle the deck, the peloton pauses

Generally, when people use the phrase “the winds of change,” they’re speaking metaphorically. After nine and half days of racing at the Tour de France, the winds of change blew quite literally on the peloton Monday, shaking up the general classification just 35km before the first rest day was set to begin. On the open … The post Today at the Tour: After crosswinds shuffle the deck, the peloton pauses appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The winners and losers of the 2019 Tour de France, so far

Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2019 In every walk of life there will be your winners and losers and the Tour de France is no different From Brussels to Albi with La Planche de Belles Filles in between, the Tour de France has navigated Belgium and France for the past 10 days and the excitement has been palpable. We had Eddy Merckx at the start in Belgium, we have had three wearers of the yellow jersey, 10 different winners in 10 days and five riders waved goodbye to the race. It’s looking increasingly likely that Team Ineos/Sky/Deathstar will be wearing yellow in Paris once again and it looks just as likely that French hearts may be broken for a 34th year in a row. Obviously, this is all guesswork but the last 10 days has produced as many winners and losers as a day at the races. Below, Cyclist looks at ...

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Chaos, hangovers and suffering: Riders reflect on their Tour de France debut

It’s been a great July for Tour de France debutants. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) have ridden to impressive stage victories. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) spent some well-earned time in the yellow jersey. They won’t soon forget their maiden rides in the sport’s biggest race. But then, what rider wouldn’t remember their Tour … The post Chaos, hangovers and suffering: Riders reflect on their Tour de France debut appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Eating routines and rest days

Ten days in and I’m starting to get tired. This first block before the first rest day has been quite tough. We haven’t had many crazy-hard days, but every day has been quite long. The one day that stands out is stage 8 — that day scared me a little. As a climber I was … The post Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Eating routines and rest days appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Specialized launches Turbo Creo SL performance e-road bike

Peter Stuart Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 06:59 With a 11.9kgs range-topping S-Works e-bike, Specialized is targeting riders who want to ride longer and faster Specialized has unveiled its first e-bike dedicated to the performance road market with the new Turbo Creo SL, targeting long range and natural ride feel across road and gravel. Specialized has integrated the system with minimal weight gains, with the top tier S-Works Turbo Creo SL coming in at an impressive 11.9kgs. A special edition S-Works Turbo Creo SL that will be sold at £13,499 weighs under 9kgs. The Specialized SL 1.1 motor system, developed by Specialized over 3 years, weighs 1.95kgs for the motor itself and a further 1.8kgs for the main battery, while supplementary 1kg battery extenders will also be available as aftermarket options. Image 2 of 43 Image 2 of 43 The main battery offers a relatively modest 320Wh, but with a ...

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Specialized launch Turbo Creo SL performance e-road bike

Peter Stuart Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 06:59 With a 11.9kgs range-topping S-Works e-bike, Specialized is targeting riders who want to ride longer and faster Specialized has unveiled its first e-bike dedicated to the performance road market with the new Turbo Creo SL, targeting long range and natural ride feel across road and gravel. Specialized has integrated the system with minimal weight gains, with the top tier S-Works Turbo Creo SL coming in at an impressive 11.9kgs. A special edition S-Works Turbo Creo SL that will be sold at £13,499 weighs under 9kgs. The Specialized SL 1.1 motor system, developed by Specialized over 3 years, weighs 1.95kgs for the motor itself and a further 1.8kgs for the main battery, while supplementary 1kg battery extenders will also be available as aftermarket options. Image 2 of 43 Image 2 of 43 The main battery offers a relatively modest 320Wh, but with a ...

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Tour de France 2019 stage 10 finish line quotes

Wout van Aert wins stage 10 at the Tour de France

Wout van Aert ( Jumbo-Visma ) - Stage winner "I can't believe it, beating all those fast guys in the sprint. Ah... Sorry, I can't believe it. It's above anything else. I felt it in the last 10 days, how big this race is. Winning in my first attempt...wow. "It became quite nervous in the finale. I managed to stay in front and kept our leader Stevie [Kruijswijk] in position. Unfortunately, Dylan was not in the first group and I was allowed to go for the sprint. From the last one, I learned I had to go early, so I went 250m from the line. It was close with Viviani, but one centimetre is enough. "I think it started quite early at around 70km to go, and we managed to stay in the front and a team, but then there was a roundabout and we were out of position and ...

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Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as many GC riders lose time

Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as many GC riders lose time

George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France. Despite a cyclocross riders beating the best sprinters in the world being big news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall win disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his sprint to perfection beating out Viviani on the uphill drag into ...

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Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time

Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time

George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) and Caleb Ewan ( Lotto-Soudal ) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France . A cyclocross rider beating the best sprinters in the world should really have been the day's biggest news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall victory disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his ...

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Perches of the peloton: Tour de France pro bikes saddle special!

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Check out what the Tour de France riders are sitting on to stay comfortable over three weeks of racing – Thomas, Sagan, Pinot, Fuglsang and loads more

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Tour de France 2019: Daryl Impey takes Stage 9 while Alaphilippe hangs on to the yellow jersey

Tour de France 2019: Daryl Impey takes Stage 9 while Alaphilippe hangs on to the yellow jersey

Pete Muir 14 Jul 2019 The South African gives Mitchelton-Scott a much-needed win on Bastille Day After a long day in the break, South African national champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) outsprinted Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) to give Mitchelton-Scott their first Tour de France stage win in three years. The pair had been in a break of around 15 riders since early in the race, but managed to escape from their fellow breakaway riders on the final climb. With a downhill run-in, Benoot was unable to shake his rival, who proved to be easily the stronger sprinter at the line. Bahrain-Merida’s Jan Tratnik came in third to take the final spot on the podium. The main peloton had a comparatively relaxing day, rolling home more than 15 minutes later. On Bastille Day, France’s Julian Alaphilippe did his nation proud by holding on to the yellow jersey, while none of the GC contenders ...

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The secrets to a Thomas De Gendt breakaway

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Supported by Follow these four easy steps and you'll be winning Tour de France stages solo in no time. The post The secrets to a Thomas De Gendt breakaway appeared first on CyclingTips .

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