John Degenkolb joins Lotto Soudal on a two-year deal

John Degenkolb joins Lotto Soudal on a two-year deal

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Double Monument winner joins Philippe Gilbert in move across to Belgian WorldTour team Two-time Monument winner John Degenkolb will move from Trek-Segafredo to Lotto Soudal in a bid to revitalise his Spring Classics career. The German will join on a two-year deal taking him through to the 2021 season and join fellow Monument champion Philippe Gilbert as the latest signing for the Belgian WorldTour team . The 30-year-old was one of the world's leading one-day classics riders in 2015, winning both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix. It looked as if the German would push on to add to that haul until he was involved in a serious collision with a car while on a training ride in Spain in early 2016. The subsequent injuries were severe and pegged Degenkolb back into a long rehabilitation period which saw him miss the Spring Classics campaign. While he has ...

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John Degenkolb signs with Lotto Soudal on 2 year contract

Supported by Lotto Soudal has announced that John Degenkolb will be joining the Belgian team next year. The 30-year-old German trades Trek-Segafredo for Lotto Soudal and signed an agreement until the end of 2021. Degenkolb turned pro in 2011 and evolved into an excellent Classics rider, whose strong sprint is an extra trump card at the end … The post John Degenkolb signs with Lotto Soudal on 2 year contract appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Marianne Vos: Bastianelli was too strong in Vargarda

Marta Bastianelli (Virtu) beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win Postnord Vargarda WestSweden

Having won the race three times before, in 2009, 2013, and 2018, Marianne Vos ( CCC-Liv ) was among the favourites for Sunday's Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden Road Race . Wearing the bib number one as last year's winner, Vos came into the race aiming to defend her title but was pipped at the line by a faster sprinter - Marta Bastianelli. "Marta was too strong," Vos said of the Italian champion, who will be one of Vos' biggest rivals at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire next month. Vos and Bastianelli are both eyeing the world title on the Yorkshire route, and the Vargarda road race was one of the last opportunities for the peloton's top sprinters and puncheurs to compete against one another in a one-day format before the race for the rainbow jersey. Vos has won the elite women's road race world title on three occasions (2006, ...

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Stetina, Reijnen Vuelta-bound with Trek-Segafredo

Two more Americans are confirmed for the Vuelta as Trek-Segafredo brings a team packed with stage-hunters Read the full article at Stetina, Reijnen Vuelta-bound with Trek-Segafredo on VeloNews.com .

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Stetina: I'm stoked to go back to the Vuelta a Espana

Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo) launches an attack on the final climb of stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of

After missing out on a Grand Tour last year for the first time since 2015, Peter Stetina will fly the Trek-Segafredo colours in the Vuelta a España , which starts August 24 in Salinas de Torrevieja with a 24km team time trial. Stetina is currently competing at the Larry H. Miller of Utah with three teammates who will join him in the three-week Spanish race. "We don't really have a direct GC leader this time," Stetina told Cyclingnews Friday evening before the start of stage 4 in Utah. "We're going to be more opportunists, it sounds like. The climbing side of things will be Niklas Eg, myself and [Gianluca] Brambilla. The sprint side of things will be [John] Degenkolb, Kiel [Reijnen], Alex Kirsch, who is a Luxembourg strongman, and then Eddie Tuens. We also have our young guy [Jacopo] Mosca, who is hear kind of being the all-around guy," he ...

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Trek-Segafredo win Postnord Vargarda WestSweden TTT

Trek-Segafredo win the Postnord Vargarda WestSweden TTT

Trek-Segafredo has won the Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden TTT on Saturday. Having set the best time every intermediate check, the team including Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Elisa Longo Borghini, Ellen van Dijk, Tayler Wiles, Ruth Winder, and Trixi Worrack finished the TTT in 43:53 minutes, beating Canyon-SRAM by 25 seconds and Team Sunweb by 46 seconds. "It feels good to get a win as a team," said Ruth Winder in a TV interview after the race. "Every bike race is a team game, and to stand on the podium together is really, really cool. It was our first time together, but we have such an experienced group of girls. Everybody on the team really knows how to do a team time trial, and we had a lot of trust and confidence in each other and came together as one cohesive unit. We will celebrate a little, but we are already excited for the ...

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BinckBank Tour: Hodeg wins stage 5 in Venray

Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) wins stage 5 of the BinckBank Tour in Venray.

Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-QuickStep) claimed stage 5 of the 2019 BinckBank Tour after edging out Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) on the line in Venray. Hodeg benefitted from an excellent lead-out from his Deceuninck - Quick Step team after they brought the young Colombian to the front of a messy sprint with just under 150m to go. Bennett, who had won the opening three stages, was forced to follow wheels in the closing stage after his Bora squad had chased down the earlier break and then planted the Irishman on Hodeg’s wheel with just over a kilometre to go. Bennett was forced to check his line after one rider almost forced him wide but despite coming to back to Hodeg’s rear wheel he was unable to overall the QuickStep rider before the line. Trek-Segafredo played a prominent role in the last kilometre as they looked to launch Theuns but ...

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Tour of Utah: Craddock and Howes lay it on the line in attempted stage win

US road race champion Alex Howes (EF Education First) in the breakaway on stage 3 of the 2019 Tour o

EF Education First 's Lawson Craddock and Alex Howes left no stone unturned in trying to win stage 3 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Thursday, animating the final hilly circuits in North Salt Lake but coming up just short on the stage won by overall race leader Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy). Howes made it into a breakaway that didn't take hold until 80km into the 138.3km stage, and then stuck with the move until just before starting the final 11.2km circuit, where his teammate Craddock bridged up with Rally UHC's Kyle Murphy. Howes immediately went to the front and buried himself to pull the move further away from the field and set up Craddock for the win, then sat up and ended up finishing nearly four minutes down. Craddock and Murphy continued on alone, but the chase-group, led by Hermans and GC podium riders James ...

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What women’s cycling can learn from the US women’s soccer team

On the same day as the Tour de France began last month, in a stadium in Lyon, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup came to a close, with the US women’s team taking a commanding victory over the Netherlands. It wasn’t a win that went unnoticed – the US women’s team was catapulted to global attention, … The post What women’s cycling can learn from the US women’s soccer team appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour of Utah: Hermans wins stage 2 on Powder Mountain

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy)

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) took an enormous victory on the queen stage of the Tour of Utah on Powder Mountain to inherit the race lead from overnight leader Lawson Craddock (EF Education First). The ascent, which kicks up to over 9000ft/2600m in altitude wreaked havoc on the overall standings, with overnight leader Lawson Craddock (EF Education First) losing over two minutes, while prologue winner James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS) showed his class with a gutsy ride to take second on the stage. Niklas Eg (Trek-Segafredo) took third on the day. S ome technical problems are preventing the report title from showing. We're working to get the issue fixed. More to come! How it unfolded The skies were clear and roads wide again for stage 2 of the Tour of Utah from Brigham City to Powder Mountain, and once again Mexican champion Ignacio Prado (Canel's-Specialized) was on the move followed by Ulises ...

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Tour of Utah: Second win for Hermans on stage 3

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) wins stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of Utah

Ben Hermans ( Israel Cycling Academy ) made it two for two in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Thursday, attacking over the top of the final climb into North Salt Lake and dropping his GC rivals to win by seven seconds over Kyle Murphy (Rally UHC) and eight second over Niklas Eg (Trek-Segafredo). The move gives Hermans 43 seconds over James Piccoli in the general classification and 1:05 over Eg. "Our team was pressured, but we never lost control of the race, so the team was pretty strong," Hermans said. "I didn't have to do much until the last kilometre on the last climb. I just had to follow Piccoli, and in the last kilometre I had an attack for 30 seconds and I could make a good gap, and it was enough for the stage win." Hermans waited patiently as the lead group whittled itself down to ...

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Tour of Utah: Piccoli strikes back with second on Powder Mountain

James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS) chases the leader on stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of Utah

James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS) wasted no time jumping back into the saddle and re-establishing himself as one of the top riders in the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah during Wednesday's stage 2 that finished on the summit of Powder Mountain. Piccoli finished second on the stage behind new race leader Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) and moved back up to second overall after tumbling from first to 13th during stage 1 and incurring a controversial 20-second time penalty for motor-pacing behind his team car after a puncture. "I'm very happy after yesterday's disappointment," the 27-year-old Canadian told Cyclingnews at the top of the final climb on Wednesday. "This morning I had extra motivation – let's put it that way. I got a lot of messages of support for what happened yesterday. That's in the past now, but today I wanted to use it as motivation to sort of light ...

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Watch: Oblivious pedestrian wheels bike in front of peloton at BinckBank Tour

Watch: Oblivious pedestrian wheels bike in front of peloton at BinckBank Tour

Joseph Delves 15 Aug 2019 Both riders and pedestrian lucky to avoid injury Wheeling your bike across a pedestrian crossing would normally be considered a safe way to cross the road. However, expecting the entire peloton of the BinckBank Tour to stop and wait for you is a bit much; but that’s exactly what happened during yesterday’s stage. Having been racing during the day, Trek-Segafredo ’s Edward Theuns later posted a video of the incident to his twitter. In it, a man pauses before wandering obliviously into the path of the oncoming riders. Getting about halfway across before he’s swamped by bikes, remarkably no one was hurt. Ok... hij liep op 't zebrapad... Maar voir de rest was er nils veilig aan. #BinckBankTour pic.twitter.com/0JfHseOTzf — Edward Theuns (@EdwardTheuns) August 15, 2019 See related The Arctic Race of Norway kicks off today, with an in-form Van der Poel hunting stage wins ...

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Tour of Utah: Hermans goes one better on Powder Mountain

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy)

Ben Hermans is familiar with the climb to Powder Mountain, having finished second on the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah stage that finished there in 2014. The Israel Cycling Academy leader went one better on Wednesday, finishing 20 seconds ahead of prologue winner James Piccoli (Elevate-KHS) on a stage that went 3km further and 300 metres higher than the 2014 route. Hermans seized the race lead from EF Education First's Lawson Craddock for his troubles, and now leads Piccoli by 26 seconds overall, with Trek-Segafredo's Niklas Eg in third at 52 seconds. "I knew I had to be in really good shape for this climb, because you can make a lot of time or lose a lot of time here," the 33-year-old Belgian said in the post-stage press conference. "I hoped for the best legs. I had a really good feeling on the climb, and so I'm happy I ...

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Your guide to notable 2019-2020 men’s WorldTour transfers

Supported by It’s transfer season in the world of professional cycling, and that means teams are announcing rider signings practically every day of the week. This year’s transfer cycle has already seen some very big names agree to don new kit for the coming season, and many more notables are expected to make their 2020 plans public … The post Your guide to notable 2019-2020 men’s WorldTour transfers appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BinckBank Tour: Sam Bennett wins stage 2

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) was relieved to win again

Sam Bennett ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) notched up his second victory in as many days when he claimed stage 2 of the BinckBank Tour in Ardooie. The Irish champion beat Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line and thus retains the overall lead. The surfeit of sprint options at Bora-Hansgrohe meant that Bennett missed selection for both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year, but he has responded to that disappointment in exemplary fashion, and has now amassed ten victories in 2019, eight of them at WorldTour level. Bennett's positioning, decision-making and finishing speed meant that his victory in Ardooie brooked no argument. Mindful of the strength of the Jumbo-Visma lead-out, he parked himself on Groenewegen's wheel on the run-in, but then had the nous to respond promptly when Philipsen streaked past in the finishing straight. In the final 100 metres, Bennett pulled away ...

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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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Reijnen extends with Trek-Segafredo for two seasons

American rider will transition into a road captain role as part of two-year extension with the U.S. team Read the full article at Reijnen extends with Trek-Segafredo for two seasons on VeloNews.com .

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BinckBank Tour: Sam Bennett wins stage 1 in Hulst

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the first stage of BinckBank Tour

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the opening stage of the BinckBank Tour, taking the race lead in a wet sprint finish in Hulst. Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) took second, while Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) finished third. Bahrain-Merida and Trek-Segafredo led the way in the closing kilometres, and in the closing metres Theuns looked set for victory after a strong lead-out. On the line, however, it was Bennett who jumped from behind a boxed-in Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), hitting the wind at just the right time to speed past and take his ninth win of the season. “I’m really happy,” said Bennett after the stage. “It’s my first win in this [national champion’s] jersey and I’m happy that it’s come sooner rather than later. I’m delighted. “It was pretty dangerous. I was just trying to keep up front. The guys did a good job keeping me there and I kept in a good position in ...

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Grotts distances WorldTour trio to claim third consecutive Leadville Trail 100 MTB win

USA Champion Howard Grotts (Specialized)

2018 US MTB national champion Howard Grotts took home his third consecutive win in the Leadville Trail 100 race on Saturday, attacking over the top of the final climb to put over three minutes into the chase group with three WorldTour riders Lachlan Morton, Alex Howes (EF Education First) and Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo). But it was the 17-year-old phenom Quinn Simmons who won the sprint for second ahead of Morton and Stetina. More to come! You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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