Reijnen renews with Trek-Segafredo

Kiejl Reijnen in the Trek-Segafredo line up

US rider Kiel Reijnen has re-signed with Trek-Segafredo , the team has announced, keeping him with the American-registered WorldTour team until at least the end of 2021. Reijnen joined Trek-Segafredo in 2016 from US Pro Continental team UnitedHealthcare, and has since been a regular at the world's biggest races, riding two Vueltas a Espana and continuing to take part in major one-day races, including the Tour of Flanders and Milan-San Remo. Four of his five pro victories came while he was still at UnitedHealthcare, and all were at US races: the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, a stage of the Tour of Utah and two stages of the USA Pro Challenge. The fact that only one victory has come since joining Trek-Segafredo – another stage of the Tour of Utah, in 2016 – is testament to the hard work the 33-year-old from Bainbridge Island, Washington, performs for his teammates. "I'm super happy ...

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Vincenzo Nibali signs two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo

Supported by Vincenzo Nibali will leave Bahrain-Merida to join Trek-Segafredo for 2020 on a two-year contract. Trek-Segafredo announced the official signing on Thursday after months of rumors and reports linking the Italian star with the team. “I followed my heart and chose for this team, knowing that their project is very serious and competitive,” Nibali said via … The post Vincenzo Nibali signs two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Everesting goes pro: Richie Porte and Cameron Wurf’s party of pain

What do you get when you add Richie Porte, Cameron Wurf, the Col de la Madone and the Everesting phenomenon together? A very epic ride, that's what. The post Everesting goes pro: Richie Porte and Cameron Wurf’s party of pain appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Richie Porte celebrates finishing the Tour de France by Everesting the Col de la Madone

Richie Porte Everest Madone

Trek-Segafredo rider climbs more than 9,000m over 270km ride to celebrate the birthday of friend and triathlete Cameron Wurf

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Porte and Wurf complete birthday 'Everesting' attempt

Porte and Wurf complete birthday 'Everesting' attempt

Fresh off the Tour de France, Australian Grand Tour star Richie Porte found an unusual way to celebrate good friend Cameron Wurf's 36th birthday, climbing 9,012 metres of altitude in an over 14-hour ride.

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Fiona Kolbinger becomes first woman to win Transcontinental Road Race

Fiona Kolbinger becomes first woman to win Transcontinental Road Race

Joe Robinson 6 Aug 2019 The 24-year-old German medical researcher makes history in Brest, France Fiona Kolbinger has become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Road Race. The 24-year-old German cancer researcher crossed the finish line in Brest, France to storm to a dominant victory in the seventh edition of the multi-day, ultra-endurance race. Kolbinger completed the incredible 4,000km distance from Burgas, Bulgaria to Brest, in the western tip of France, in 10 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes finishing in the early hours of Tuesday 6th August. While she becomes the first female to win the Transcontinental, the truly remarkable feat was that Kolbinger was not only making her Transcontinental debut but also her ultra-endurance race debut. Throughout the race, she kept remarkably relaxed despite the stress of riding across the continent on minimal sleep. See related Race across Europe: Riding the Transcontinental Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, ...

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Young British sprinter Gabriel Culliagh earns WorldTour move to Movistar

Young British sprinter Gabriel Culliagh earns WorldTour move to Movistar

Joe Robinson 5 Aug 2019 23-year-old set to move across from Team Wiggins at the end of the season on a two-year-deal Young British sprinter Gabriel Culliagh has made a surprise move up to WorldTour level by signing with Spanish team Movistar . The team confirmed that 23-year-old Culliagh will move across from the Continental outfit Team Wiggins at the end of the year on a two-year deal. A press release issued today stated, 'The Movistar Team confirmed Monday that Gabriel Cullaigh has signed a two-year contract with Eusebio Unzué's outfit, thus becoming the Telefónica-backed squad's first confirmed addition to its roster for the 2020 season.' 'Cullaigh's signing helps the Movistar Team increase its aspirations at sprint finishes, a speciality the Brit, a great rouleur, has steadily improved at during the last few years. 'In 2019, the current Team Wiggins rider notched up one stage victory in the Volta ao ...

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Richie Porte 'everests' the Col de la Madone in epic 270km ride

Joe Robinson 5 Aug 2019 Trek-Segafredo rider completes the mammoth 8,848m target across 14 hours of riding Richie Porte put an underwhelming Tour de France behind him by returning to his home in Monaco and 'everesting' the Col de la Madone, posting the entire ride to Strava. The Trek-Segafredo rider went out for a training ride on Saturday 3rd August with former professional triathlete and fellow Australian Cameron Wurf to climb the Alpine climb 10 and a half times in celebration of Wurf's 36th birthday. To anybody unaware of the masochistic challenge, it's pretty simple. Pick a hill and ride repeats of it in one ride until you match the equivalent height of Mount Everest in elevation – 8,848m. The Madone is a 12.95km climb that snakes away from the Riviera town of Menton into the Maritime Alps, climbing for 853m at an average of 6.7% to reach its summit ...

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Richie Porte 'everested' the Col de la Madone in epic 270km ride

Joe Robinson 5 Aug 2019 The Trek-Segafredo rider completed the mammoth 8,484m target across 14 hours of riding Richie Porte put an underwhelming Tour de France behind him by returning to his home in Monaco and 'everesting' the Col de la Madone, posting the entire ride to Strava. The Trek-Segafredo rider went out for a training ride on Saturday 3rd August with former professional triathlete and fellow Australian Cameron Wurf to climb the Alpine climb 10 and a half times in celebration of Wurf's 36th birthday. To anybody unaware of the masochistic challenge, it's pretty simple. Pick a hill and ride repeats of it in one ride until you match the equivalent height of Mount Everest in elevation – 8,848m. The Madone is a 12.95km climb that snakes away from the Riviera town of Monton into the Maritime Alps, climbing for 853m at an average of 6.7% to reach its ...

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Tour de France 2019: Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 20 while Egan Bernal confirms overall victory

Tour de France 2019: Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 20 while Egan Bernal confirms overall victory

Jack Elton-Walters 27 Jul 2019 Vincenzo Nibali held off the advances of the GC group to cross the line first on Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) won Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France after going solo on the slopes of the climb to Val Thorens. Behind him, Egan Bernal ( Team Ienos ) did all he needed to, which wasn't much, to ensure overall victory. The stage was drastically reduced from three categorised climbs over 135km to just the final climb and a total distance of 59km due to adverse weather in the mountains . Despite the shortening of the stage, it was still an entertaining day watching the virtual top 10 change - except the yellow jersey which never looked like changing hands. Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) was distanced a long way from the finish line and tumbled down the ...

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Alaphilippe defends yellow with daredevil descent as Quintana wins stage 18 - Video

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) descending off the Col du Galibier

Not even the high mountain passes of the Col d'Izoard and Col du Galibier could pry the maillot jaune from the shoulders of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quickstep) during stage 18 at the Tour de France . Although Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) launched an attack on the Galibier and clawed back 32 seconds of his deficit to the Frenchman, Alaphilippe nullified an attack from defending champion Geraint Thomas by taking a daredevil descent from the hors categorie climb. Nairo Quintana helped save Movistar's Tour de France with a stage win from the breakaway, chopping a solid five minutes from his gap to rest of the favourites to move into seventh place overall. Quintana was chased by Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) but did enough on the Galibier and the tricky descent and run into Valloire to handily claim victory, while Bardet unseated Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in the ...

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Chasing Cadel: who will wear the mantle as Australia's next GT hope?

Chasing Cadel: who will wear the mantle as Australia's next GT hope?

With Richie Porte still struggling to take the mantle of successor to 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, just what other Australian could be up to the task? Enter Ben O’Connor.

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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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Richie Porte: I'd take a Tour de France stage win over 10th overall

Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) crosses the line

After a difficult opening 10 days to the Tour de France , Trek-Segafredo leader Richie Porte has since been quietly climbing the GC and heads into the Alps on Thursday sitting 10th overall after 17 stages. The next three days in the mountains will define Porte's race and determine whether it has been a success, with the 34-year-old telling Cyclingnews that a stage win would be a greater achievement than a top 10 on the GC. Porte is roughly a minute off ninth overall, and his podium chances are slim given the competition that lies ahead of him, but with some time to play with, he suggested that he could be an unmarked man when the race tackles the three Alpine stages before Sunday's final stage in Paris. "Realistically, of course, you'd take the stage win over 10th on the GC, but we'll see how it is. It's not been ...

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The Maillot Sable classification

Supported by There’s a new (and very unofficial) classification at the Tour de France. Its list of winners is long and illustrious, full of names like Richie Porte, Bauke Mollema, and Thomas Voeckler. It is the Hour Classification, the sand-coloured maillot sable, handed to the rider closest to one hour behind on the general classification. What is … The post The Maillot Sable classification appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Charting the Tour: What the data show us as the race heads for the Alps

We’re well into the third week of the Tour de France and still we have no idea who’s going to win the race — we’ve got a few more mountain stages before that will become clear. Throughout this year’s race VeloClub member Cameron Harris has been turning Tour de France results data into interesting charts … The post Charting the Tour: What the data show us as the race heads for the Alps appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Chasing Cadel: who will wear the mantle as Australia's next GT hope?

Chasing Cadel: who will wear the mantle as Australia's next GT hope?

With Richie Porte still struggling to take the mantle of successor to 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans, just what other Australian could be up to the task? Enter Ben O’Connor.

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Today at the Tour: Six riders, one yellow jersey

With 15 stages completed, and six stages remaining, one thing is certain — no one knows who will win this Tour de France. And we should all be thankful for that. As the most important race in pro cycling, the Tour de France has taken on such significance that it’s largely been targeted and controlled … The post Today at the Tour: Six riders, one yellow jersey appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The fallibility of Team Ineos

FOIX, France (CT) – Climbing through driving rain on the Prat d’Albis above Foix, Team Ineos showed unfamiliar weakness and a new kind of strength at the Tour de France on Sunday. Throughout this year’s Tour, the British team has seemed several levels below its monolithic best. This was confirmed Saturday, after hints throughout the … The post The fallibility of Team Ineos appeared first on CyclingTips .

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