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In one more rammed EUROTRASH we meet up with the Tour of Oman and the Clásica Jaen Paraiso Inside, plus the primary stage of the Volta ao Algarve and Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta Ciclista Del Sol – all with video, outcomes, studies and rider quotes.

Christian Prudhomme believes that not many individuals are keen on ONE Biking – TOP STORY.

Rider information: It’s official: 2024 is Rigo’s ultimate season, Taco van der Hoorn not prepared for a comeback, Arnaud De Lie on an additional coaching camp, Aleksandr Vlasov doesn’t need to be Primoz Roglič’s domestique within the Tour de France and Jelle Wallays and Jens Debusschere are again within the peloton.

Staff information: Hugo Web page extends with Intermarché-Wanty and UCI suspends Venezuelan Conti staff because of fraud.

Race information: Milano-Sanremo: The route of the a hundred and fifteenth version has been unveiled, 24 groups introduced for the Strade Bianche girls elite and Visma | Lease a Bike lacking from Brabantse Pijl this yr.

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TOP STORY: Tour boss Christian Prudhomme believes that not many individuals are keen on ONE Biking
There was lots of discuss not too long ago in regards to the ONE Biking undertaking. An funding fund from Saudi Arabia want to make investments €250 million on this new biking collection, which is claimed to make biking extra worthwhile. Nevertheless, Christian Prudhomme, the race director of the Tour de France and different races, thinks that most individuals should not within the new formulation.

The Tour de France is a part of Amaury Sports activities Organisation (ASO), which isn’t concerned within the discussions about ONE Biking. “This isn’t our undertaking,” Christian Prudhomme stated to CyclismActu, who had requested him for his opinion on the undertaking. “It’s an concept I can’t touch upon. We’re completely not a driving drive at ASO.”

Prudhomme doesn’t need to say an excessive amount of about ONE Biking, however he does say that he doesn’t see the undertaking as a risk to the ASO and the Tour de France. “It doesn’t curiosity me, and I don’t suppose many individuals have an interest both. The best power of biking is that it’s a free sport for individuals standing on the aspect of the highway. It should stay that method. The Amaury household has all the time needed to conclude tv contracts with free, normal and – if doable – public tv channels. We solely become profitable if we now have lots of viewers.”

And there are lots of viewers, in response to Prudhomme. “The Tour is a big with broadcasts in 190 nations and a couple of,000 journalists following the race. Additionally have a look at the individuals on the aspect of the highway. We even needed to pay the worth for fulfillment with a bigger, youthful and due to this fact extra ‘dynamic’ viewers. That is the fact of the month of July, throughout the largest biking race on the planet. Anybody who needs to vary that should realise this,” he warns.

Christian Prudhomme not keen on ‘ONE Biking’:


Tour of Oman 2024
Paul Magnier and Luke Lamperti stormed the Tour of Oman as Soudal Fast-Step’s younger energy duo dominated the uphill end of Stage 3, in Al Bustan. The younger French sprinter (19 years-old) made essentially the most of his bounce to assert his second skilled victory. His younger American teammate (21) completed 2nd and claimed the pink chief jersey from the 22 year-old, Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Staff Emirates). Magnier and Lamperti had been teammates final yr within the Continental Staff Trinity Racing. The stage, initially set to go to Jap Mountain, was modified as a result of distinctive climate circumstances within the Sultanate of Oman.

Oman 2024

On the day after Qurayyat’s storm, the solar warmed the riders as they received prepared to begin from Naseem Backyard, after the route of stage 3 was adjusted to bear in mind the distinctive climate circumstances within the Sultanate of Oman. Darkish clouds had been already looming on the horizon however that didn’t deter attackers, who had a small window to get away from the bunch on a 76km stage.

David Delgado (Burgos-BH), the Omani nationwide champion Mohamed Al-Wahibi (Oman Nationwide Staff) and Ariya Phounsavath (Roojai Insurance coverage) escaped after 4km. They had been joined off the entrance by Anton Palzer (BORA-hansgrohe). UAE Staff Emirates set the tempo within the bunch early within the stage. The hole reached 1 minute after 20km of racing. Nevertheless it by no means received larger than 1:10 with 50km to go. Soudal Fast-Step joined UAE Staff Emirates on the entrance of the bunch.

Because the riders enter the second half of the stage, a number of drops of rain land on the riders however the circumstances stay beneficial. Palzer needed to take advantage of the state of affairs with an assault 27km from the end. His lead on the bunch was 20 seconds with 20km to go. He was caught 15km from the road. Munder Al-Hsani (Oman Nationwide Staff) tried to upset the peloton with a daring assault contained in the final 8km. He opened a niche of 18 seconds however was caught with 4km to go. A number of groups tried to place their sprinters, however when the highway rose forward of them with 500m to go, there was no holding Paul Magnier and Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step), punching their strategy to the stage win for Magnier and the pink jersey for Lamperti, whereas Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) completed third.

Oman 2024

Stage winner, Paul Magnier (Soudal Fast-Step): “It’s unbelievable to take one other win. The plan was to lead-out Luke, but it surely turned out in another way. I went actually deep on the climb, full fuel till the end, and it’s good now to have fun a victory with the staff, one thing which we deserved after coming so shut the final couple of days. We received’t cease right here, as we’re nonetheless motivated to go for some good outcomes earlier than the tip of the race.”

Total chief and 2nd on the stage, Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step): “We got here right here for a victory, and we’re delighted we received it. Paul was very robust and he received right now, I got here second, and we’re proud of the nice job of the staff. The 2 of us have a particular connection, we got here from the identical devo staff, and to achieve success within the professional ranks instantly it’s good. I’m assured you will notice us quite a bit sooner or later. I’m comfortable to have the pink jersey on my shoulders, it’s a ravishing feeling to steer a stage race. We’ll see what occurs with issues right here and with the climate, however we’re decided to do our greatest.”

Tour of Oman Stage 3:
1. Paul Magnier (Fra) Soudal Fast-Step in 1:47:54
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step
3. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
4. Dries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty
5. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe
6. Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan
7. Jenno Berckmoes (Bel) Lotto Dstny
8. Lionel Taminiaux (Bel) Lotto Dstny
9. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Uno-X Mobility
10. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Staff Emirates

Tour of Oman Total After Stage 3:
1. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step in 10:15:16
2. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Staff Emirates
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:08
4. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:12
5. Jenno Berckmoes (Bel) Lotto Dstny
6. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Staff Emirates
7. Anthon Charmig (Den) Astana Qazaqstan
8. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
9. Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:16
10. Thomas Pesenti (Ita) JCL Staff UKYO.

Oman’24 stage 3:


After a 2023 season hampered by accidents, Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Hôtels) claimed an emotional victory on the road of Stage 4 of the Tour of Oman 2024. The Belgian sprinter survived the climbs packed in a brief stage from Fanja to Yitti Hills, the place he narrowly received the higher of Ide Schelling (Astana Qazaqstan), who was third final yr on the identical end, and Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla). The battle for the final classification remains to be very a lot on, with Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Staff Emirates) taking advantage of time bonuses via the stage to assert again the pink jersey 3 seconds forward of Luke Lamperti (Soudal Fast-Step) on the eve of the ultimate stage, set to determine the general winner on the slopes of Jabal Al Akhdhar (Inexperienced Mountain).

Oman 2024

The peloton rolled out from Fanja early in on Tuesday morning, because the course was tailored and shortened (104km) to bear in mind the distinctive climate circumstances within the Sultanate of Oman. Stage 4 headed to Yitti Hills, with a punchy route that impressed attackers.

Blake Fast (Jayco Alla), Rasmus Bogh Wallin (Uno-X Mobility) and Matteo Malucelli (JCL Staff Ukyo) had been the primary riders to assault. Many riders tried to hitch them, unsuccessfully. After it stayed round 15 seconds, the hole reached 1 minute after 20km. On the day after Paul Magnier and Luke Lamperti took the race over in Al Bustan, Soudal Fast-Step set the tempo. The attackers’ lead was managed at round 2 minutes. Burgos-BH upped the ante on the primary ascent of the day, the mighty climb of Al Jabal Street (Bousher Al Amerat), 3.3km at 9.8%. The hole was down to five seconds as Wallin was first excessive. Many riders had been dropped from the bunch, together with the inexperienced jersey Magnier and the golden jersey Oscar Pelegri (Burgos-BH).

The state of affairs settled within the valley. Carter Bettles (Roojai Insurance coverage) tried to counter-attack however he couldn’t bridge throughout to the leaders, who push their lead again as much as 1minute within the final 40km. The hole stabilised till Soudal Fast-Step and UAE Staff Emirates accelerated in the direction of the ultimate climbs of the day. The attackers had been caught on the backside of the penultimate climb of the day, in Al Jissah, summited with 10.8km to go. Finn Fisher-Black (UAE Staff Emirates) was first to take 3 bonus seconds and the general lead. The tempo remained laborious till the end, the place a really lowered bunch sprinted to the road. Ide Schelling (Astana Qazaqstan) virtually took the win, however Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Hôtels) simply beat him. Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla) completed third.

Oman 2024

Stage winner, Amaury Capiot (Arkéa-B&B Resorts): “Medical doctors didn’t know if I might be capable to race once more. It was not sure whether or not I might even be capable to stay a bicycle owner, so this victory could be very gratifying. Yesterday I sat down with our sports activities director to make a plan. We might put two to a few riders with me, simply in case I let go on the penultimate climb. With Embret (Svestad-Bardseng) we now have somebody from the Improvement Staff who climbs very nicely. I requested him to stick with me for all the stage. I used to be going to attempt to get during the last climb. It didn’t matter a lot, I used to be dropped. Embret stayed with me and made up the final fifty metres. So all credit to him. After that I used to be considerably obliged to no less than be on the rostrum. For him, a younger man who’s already mature. We had been all a bit terrified. I attempted to go from 300 metres, as a result of I nonetheless needed to come from fairly a distance. However I additionally instantly noticed that it was too early. I needed to seize Schelling’s wheel once more to place every little thing on these final 75 metres. I needed to get out once more in a single explosive bounce. It was shut, however I believed: I’m simply going to assert him. I needed to admit to the DS’s that I wasn’t positive. The emotion could not come out unexpectedly, however it’s going to now merely give method regularly. In any case, it means quite a bit to me. I nonetheless have the sensation that I’ve to work in the direction of my greatest degree. That’s why I stated that my third place within the Muscat Basic got here as an enormous shock to me. That is the additional shock that comes with it. I’m somebody who all the time has to work laborious to attempt to attain my greatest degree. However I don’t win typically both. That’s why I actually need to make the most of this sense now. Within the meantime, I understand how laborious the blows might be, however it’s a must to settle for them to hit again so laborious in different races.”

third on the stage and seventh general, Davide De Pretto (Jayco AlUla): “It was a troublesome stage right now as a result of it was quick and intense, with all of the climbs concentrated on the finish. I’ve to thank the entire staff and particularly Durbridge for his nice work in positioning me on the final climb and taking me to the dash. Possibly I waited too lengthy within the dash, so Capiot anticipated me, however in fact third place is an efficient end result for me. Tomorrow is the final stage, I nonetheless have good legs and I hope to have the ability to affirm my top-10 general.”

sixth on the stage and fifth general, Roger Adriá (BORA-hansgrohe): “In the present day was a brief however robust stage. The race goes nicely for me, though in these uphill sprints I aspired to one thing extra. Tomorrow is the final day: it’s a troublesome mountain finale that ought to go well with us fairly nicely.”

Tour of Oman Stage 4:
1. Amaury Capiot (Bel) Arkéa-B&B Resorts in 2:17:35
2. Ide Schelling (Ned) Astana Qazaqstan
3. Davide De Pretto (Ita) Jayco AlUla
4. Jesús Herrada (Spa) Cofidis
5. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty
6. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Thomas Pesenti (Ita) JCL Staff UKYO
8. Cristián Rodríguez (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Resorts
9. Iván Cobo (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
10. Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe.

Tour of Oman Total After Stage 4:
1. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Staff Emirates in 12:32:48
2. Luke Lamperti (USA) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:03
3. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:09
4. Anthon Charmig (Den) Astana Qazaqstan at 0:14
5. Roger Adrià (Spa) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:15
6. Jenno Berckmoes (Bel) Lotto Dstny
7. Davide De Pretto (Ita) Jayco AlUla
8. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Staff Emirates
9. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step
10. Ben Zwiehoff (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:19.

Oman’24 stage 4:


Adam Yates (UAE Staff Emirates) got here to the Sultanate of Oman, he noticed Jabal Al Akhdhar (Inexperienced Mountain) and he conquered the Tour of Oman 2024 with a dominant efficiency on the enduring climb (5.7km at 10.5%). The British climber, whose teammate Finn Fisher-Black led the general standings forward of the Remaining Stage 5 battle, adopted Jan Hirt (Soudal Fast-Step) when the younger New-Zealander couldn’t sustain contained in the final 2 kilometres of climbing. And no one may counter Yates when he kicked for a double triumph: the stage and the general victory. Hirt and Fisher-Black be a part of him on the ultimate general podium.

oman 2024

The peloton rolled out from Samail “Al Feyhaa Resthouse” for a brief stage. The race was now shortened to 72km, as a result of distinctive climate circumstances within the Sultanate of Oman. The enduring ascent up Jabal Al Akhdhar (Inexperienced Mountain) loomed on the horizon and attackers had been desperate to get there as quickly as doable. Assaults fly from the beginning but it surely takes 19 kilometres of laborious battle for 4 riders to get away: Huub Artz (Intermarché-Wanty), Lund Tobias Andresen (dsm-firmenich PostNL), Tord Gudmestad (Uno-X Mobility) and Tegshbayar Batsaikhan (Roojai Insurance coverage). Finn Fisher-Black’s UAE Staff Emirates drive the bunch behind the leaders.

Into the final 25km, the hole is as much as 2:30. Astana Qazaqstan be a part of UAE Staff Emirates on the entrance of the bunch. The attackers preserve a lead of two:25 as they enter the final 10km. Kern Pharma additionally pull the peloton to cut back the hole. The leaders face the ultimate climb with a niche of two:10. Andresen and Gudmestad are shortly dropped. And the peloton transfer nearer, trailing by 1:20 with 5km to go. Artz goes solo 4km away from the summit. Behind him, Adam Yates (UAE Staff Emirates) units the tempo for Fisher-Black, however the younger chief can’t sustain when Jan Hirt (Soudal Fast-Step) accelerates contained in the final 2km. Yates follows him. The duo get again to Artz simply contained in the final kilometre. And Yates goes on to drop Hirt, en path to the stage win and their general victory. Artz resists the remainder of the climbers to take third on the road.

Oman 2024

Stage winner and ultimate general winner, Adam Yates (UAE Staff Emirates): “I’m actually proud of that win.Diego put in an enormous flip from the underside of the climb and set a very laborious tempo. The final couple of days the climate has been so dangerous however we’ve fought via it and made the very best of the week. Hirt put in an enormous assault within the final kilometre and I reacted and had a bit extra within the tank so may go solo. We needed to work laborious for it however we managed to take the win which we’re actually comfortable about. We have now two younger guys within the squad from UAE this week who’ve labored laborious and received nice expertise so it’s been an enormous week for the staff general. I believe we’re in a very good place now heading into UAE Tour subsequent week.”

2nd on the stage and general, Jan Hirt (Soudal Fast-Step): “I used to be assured earlier than the race as I felt I used to be in a fine condition and I’m glad I may present it on this difficult stage, particularly after what ought to have been the primary summit end of the week was cancelled. I needed to go for the win right now, and if not doable, for the very best end result. I did my greatest and on the finish of the day I’m content material with this end result, and particularly with my place on the final classification, it’s an enormous morale-boost. Truly, all the Tour of Oman was an excellent race for the staff and I believe we are able to all be pleased with how we rode right here.”

third on the stage, Huub Artz (Intermarché-Wanty): “I additionally stunned myself. I felt good to start with, and since we haven’t raced a lot the previous few days, I needed to coach a bit extra. That’s why I joined the early breakaway. I hoped to do one thing for the leaders, as a result of I all the time assumed that we might be caught once more. Nonetheless, I saved a reasonably good hole on Inexperienced Mountain itself, however within the final kilometre my legs had been full. I additionally noticed the fourth coming. It was nonetheless 150 meters, you then really suppose you may’t do it anymore. However then I pushed once more on the bridge to get third place. It seems that there’s nonetheless one thing left within the tank. Should you can race for such a place, then you may all of a sudden do one thing extra. I positively tried not to consider successful as a result of that places a bit extra stress on you. I’ve by no means gone this deep earlier than. In fact, I didn’t suppose it could end up like this. I seen that I used to be in a position to do laborious turns very simply within the main group. That received into the minds of the opponents. However I used to be nonetheless in a position to begin the climb recent. After which it was simply stomping. I needed to drop the others shortly, particularly that boy from Roojai, as a result of he had not been within the lead a lot but. However using alone on the entrance was actually cool.”

Tour of Oman Stage 5:
1. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Staff Emirates in 1:49:37
2. Jan Hirt (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:11
3. Huub Artz (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty at 0:29
4. Cristián Rodríguez (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Resorts at 0:34
5. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:40
6. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:44
7. Warren Barguil (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 1:01
8. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 1:06
9. Johannes Kulset (Nor) Uno-X Mobility at 1:10
10. Iván Cobo (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma at 1:13.

Tour of Oman Remaining Total Consequence:
1. Adam Yates (GB) UAE Staff Emirates in 14:22:30
2. Jan Hirt (CZ) Soudal Fast-Step at 0:19
3. Finn Fisher-Black (NZ) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:39
4. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Staff Emirates at 0:44
5. Cristián Rodríguez (Spa) Arkéa-B&B Resorts at 0:54
6. Warren Barguil (Fra) dsm-firmenich PostNL at 1:15
7. Mauri Vansevenant (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step at 1:16
8. Johannes Kulset (Nor) Uno-X Mobility at 1:27
9. Iván Cobo (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma at 1:30
10. Alexy Faure Prost (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty.

Oman’24 stage 5:


Jaen 2024
Clásica Jaen Paraiso Inside 2024
Oier Lazkano received the Clásica Jaén Paraiso Inside on Monday. The Spanish champion was a part of the early break after which rode away with Nicolas Prodhomme within the finale. He went solo on the final gravel part and held on for the victory. Bastien Tronchon was second, Jan Tratnik third.

Jaen 2024

The Clásica Jaén has solely been on the race calendar since 2022, however is already well-known for the troublesome gravel sections in a tough race. This yr, the route contained much less gravel. Heavy rainfall partially flooded the course and so the organisers shortener the race. To make sure the protection of the riders, they eliminated virtually 40 kilometres of gravel. The riders now solely coated 158 kilometres, with round 2,100 metres of climbing and now solely 4 gravel sections. Collectively they amounted to 17.8 kilometres of unpaved terrain, however they had been all within the final 60 kilometres. Wout van Aert was the highest favorite, however there was additionally his teammate, Sepp Kuss, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tim Wellens, Juan Ayuso and Iván García Cortina.

Sepp Kuss tried to get away early within the race. The Visma | Lease a Bike Vuelta winner was joined by 8 riders, however this transfer was shortly shut down. The following assault had 15 riders and the peloton allow them to take simply over 1 minute: Tim Wellens, Alessandro Covi, Igor Arrieta (UAE Staff Emirates), Jan Tratnik, Per Strand Hagenes (Visma | Lease a Bike), Ben Turner (INEOS Grenadiers), Gonzalo Serrano, Oier Lazkano (Movistar), Nicolas Prodhomme, Jordan Labrosse (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), Jefferson Alveira Cepeda (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Gianluca Brambilla, Filippo Conca (Q36.5), Eric Antonio Fagundez (Burgos-BH) and Alex Molenaar (Illes Balears Arabay Biking). The co-operation within the main group was not good and so Arrieta, Lazkano, Cepeda, Prodhomme and Molenaar cut up off the entrance. These 5 constructed up a lead because the others had been caught by the peloton. Visma | Lease a Bike set the tempo within the peloton for Wout van Aert. The Dutch staff had Tratnik and Strand Hagenes within the break, which too a lead of 5 minutes. On the way in which to the primary gravel part, the lead dropped. Molenaar, Arrieta, Lazkano, Cepeda and Prodhomme hit the primary little bit of graveñ with a lead of three:30. Lazkano accelerated and solely Arrieta and Prodhomme was in a position to comply with the Spanish champion.

The primary gravel part precipitated a little bit of chaos within the peloton as Van Aert had a motorcycle drawback. The Belgian had a wheel change with Per Strand Hagenes, however needed to chase. Van Aert and his teammates had a tough chase. Within the thinned out peloton there have been a number of assaults, however at occasions it additionally slowed down. The lead of Lazkano, Arrieta and Prodhomme was nonetheless virtually 4 minutes with 45 kilometres to go. Lazkano was the strongest man within the main group and did many of the work. Arrieta was dropped, leaving simply two on the entrance. Van Aert was shedding time, partly as a result of laborious work of INEOS Grenadiers within the bunch, however they couldn’t get a lot nearer to Lazkano and Prodhomme. Visma | Lease a Bike didn’t quit and on the penultimate gravel part they hit the entrance with Sepp Kuss and Jan Tratnik. The American and Slovenian began to chase Lazkano and Prodhomme, along with Tim Wellens, Michal Kwiatkowski, Iván García Cortina and Bastien Tronchon. This didn’t final lengthy, as a result of many of the dropped riders rejoined.

Lazkano tried to shake off Prodhomme, however the Frenchman managed to deal with the assault of the Spanish champion. Lazkano’s assault helped the chasers and their lead was reduce on the run-up to the ultimate gravel sector. On this stretch Lazkano gave it one other go and this time he left Prodhomme. The favourites group was cut up once more by Wellens, Kuss, Tratnik and Tronchon. These 4 got here off the final part of gravel 40 seconds behind Lazkano. With 10 kilometres to go the race was nonetheless extensive open, however Lazkano solely had flat roads to the end. The final kilometre was uphill, however that didn’t trouble Lazkano. The Spanish rider had 30 seconds in the beginning of the final kilometre which was greater than sufficient. Within the dash for second place, Tronchon beat Tratnik and Wellens crossed the road in fourth. Prodhomme dropped to fifth, simply forward of Sepp Kuss.

Jaen 2024

Race winner, Oier Lazkano (Movistar): “The break went away after almost 50 kilometres and many makes an attempt, and that meant it may go locations. The peloton was very robust, although, and we needed to work very laborious to maintain it at bay. It’s my first win of the yr. Though each victory feels good, this one within the Spanish nationwide champion jersey on Spanish soil tastes significantly nicely. I’m very pleased with how I’ve labored throughout these previous few months, and comfortable that it seems so nicely. I simply hope sometime I’ll get a victory in a less complicated method than with a long-range break … but successful isn’t simple.”

third, Jan Tratnik (Visma | Lease a Bike): “Wout was the chief of the staff right now. The staff was targeted on him. Sepp and I needed to react to large breakaways, however sadly Wout had a puncture. We needed to attend for Wout, however sooner or later he gave the inexperienced mild. We got the area to solidify the race. In the long run we nonetheless rode a very good race, we might be happy. We simply didn’t have a lot luck. UAE and INEOS nonetheless had 5 riders within the chase, so it’s not our accountability to experience. It’s not our accountability that they miscalculate. However sure, that’s the race and we now have to stay with it.”

4th, Tim Wellens (UAE Staff Emirates): “Fourth place is in fact not dangerous. Successful is all the time higher, however I believe I’ve to be happy. We had been in a very good place, as a result of we had a teammate (Arrieta) on the entrance. We all of a sudden needed to change plans. We rode laborious, however we didn’t get again. It’s all the time a little bit of a wait and see with these first races in comparison with the remaining, however all in all this can be a good begin for me.”

Wout van Aert (Visma | Lease a Bike): “I already had a puncture when coming into the gravel part. The DS stated there was a big nail in my tyre. That’s the sort of flat tyre you may’t do a lot about. The race broke open the second I had a puncture. There wasn’t a lot level in preserving Sepp (Kuss) and Jan (Tratnik) ready. I attempted once more, but it surely didn’t work. I had Tim (Van Dijke) with me for some time and on that climb I attempted to cross. However when that didn’t work, I knew it was over. I noticed the group using about 200 metres in entrance of me on a regular basis, however on the high of a climb they had been all of a sudden now not in sight. After which there are twenty to thirty individuals in your wheel… That took my braveness away a bit. It’s a disgrace, I hadn’t even seen a metre of gravel till my flat tyre. It wasn’t purported to be like this right now.”

Clásica Jaen Paraiso Inside Consequence:
1. Oier Lazkano (Spa) Movistar in 3:43:50
2. Bastien Tronchon (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:28
3. Jan Tratnik (Slo) Visma | Lease a Bike
4. Tim Wellens (Bel) UAE Staff Emirates
5. Nicolas Prodhomme (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale at 0:42
6. Sepp Kuss (USA) Visma | Lease a Bike at 0:47
7. Michał Kwiatkowski (Pol) INEOS Grenadiers at 1:22
8. Carlos Canal (Spa) Movistar
9. Cedric Beullens (Bel) Lotto Dstny
10. Marc Soler (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates.



Volta ao Algarve 2024
Gerben Thijssen is the primary stage winner and general chief of the Volta ao Algarve 2024. After a comparatively flat Stage 1 of greater than 200 kilometres to Lagos, the place the wind performed a big position, the Intermarché-Wanty rider was the quickest within the bunch dash. Thijssen received comfortably, beating Marijn van den Berg (EF Training-EasyPost) and Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe) into second and third locations.

Algarve 2024

Whereas the opening stage within the Ruta del Sol was canceled because of farmers’ protests, the Volta ao Algarve did begin within the south of Portugal. The primary stage was a flat 200 kilometres to Lagos, one for the sprinters.

Seven riders made up the early break: Tobias Bayer (Alpecin-Deceuninck) was the one WorldTour rider. He was joined by 5 Portuguese and an Argentinian: Fábio Costa (ABTF Betão-Feirense), Diogo Narciso (Credibom-LA Alumínios), Noah Campos (Kelly-Simoldes-UDO), César Fonte (Rádio Widespread-Boavista), Gonçalo Amado (Tavfer-Ovos Matinados-Mortágua) and Tomas Contte (Aviludo-Louletano). Within the peloton, Arkéa-B&B Resorts and Intermarché-Wanty had taken on the chase work, with a niche of 4 minutes. On the second climb of the day it was too laborious for Campos, leaving six off the entrance. Bayer was the strongest and on a windy part he dropped all of the others.

There was lots of nervousness within the peloton due to the wind, though it was primarily a headwind that slowed the tempo. That nervousness led to a crash just below 30 kilometres from the end. Wout van Aert, Sepp Kuss and Tiesj Benoot had been concerned within the crash, Benoot appeared to be within the worst situation. Van Aert and Kuss had been in a position to shortly rejoin the peloton. Bayer’s solo got here to an finish and a bunch dash was inevitable. Van Aert didn’t become involved, he selected to take a seat behind the peloton because the dash trains had been forming on the entrance. Arnaud Démare, Gerben Thijssen, Casper van Uden and Marius Mayrhofer despatched their teammates ahead within the final 3 kilometres. It was a technical ultimate, so the peloton was in a protracted skinny line in the beginning of the ultimate kilometre. There was a cut up after about 40 riders. Thijssen’s lead-out hit the entrance, however the Flemish rider was boxed in. He managed to discover a hole within the final 200 metres, after which he received with a a god present of energy. Marijn van den Berg completed second, forward of Jordi Meeus. Thijssen can be the primary general chief.

Algarve 2024

Stage winner and general chief, Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty): “I used to be decided to make a greater begin to the season than in 2023. Acquiring two victories at this degree mid-February exhibits at what level I labored laborious this winter to realize this. It’s good to see that our efforts, mine and people of the staff, bear fruit. I need to underline the key position my teammates performed on this victory. All day lengthy I used to be surrounded by six riders who managed the race and fought for a very good place. The headwind within the ultimate didn’t make it simple. I used to be satisfied that if I may preserve my place on the quick bump with 2 kilometre to go, that I had a very good likelihood on the victory. The staff labored extremely laborious to realize this victory and I’m comfortable that I managed to reward them on this method. Tomorrow we’ll shield Rune Herregodts who’s aiming for a very good lead to GC, earlier than concentrating on the dash once more the subsequent day.”

2nd on the stage and general, Marijn van den Berg (EF Training-EasyPost): “I may dash, however I used to be too late. We went full pace on the final hill, adopted by a really quick descent. The staff did that very nicely, as a result of we had been on the entrance, which was actually crucial. Stefan Bissegger tried to do one other lead-out, however I had a tough time discovering him. In the long run I managed to dash, however I arrived too late and from too far, so I got here second…”

third on the stage and general, Jordi Meeus (BORA-hansgrohe): “I used to be there, however to be sincere I didn’t have the very best legs. I felt fairly empty after 150 kilometres. Third will not be dangerous, however it’s a disgrace that the shape will not be there but. We had a powerful headwind within the ultimate, however we went full throttle on the final kick. The headwind additionally made it a difficult end. Now the subsequent aim for me is the upcoming dash alternative on Friday.”

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Fast-Step): “I’m comfortable that I used to be in a position to keep away from the crash and attain the end with none issues. Everybody is aware of that the end is sort of harmful with these lengthy spherical factors within the final kilometre. Fortunately it turned out nicely for us. We don’t have a sprinter anymore anyway, so we didn’t actually have the motivation to be the primary to enter the final kilometre. I additionally don’t wish to get in the way in which of the sprinters. The extent was instantly fairly excessive, there have been many high sprinters in the beginning. Particularly in the direction of the tip, it will get nervous and you actually need to combat for each place. However I do suppose we had been on the entrance at crucial moments and stayed out of bother.”

Volta ao Algarve Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty in 4:52:04
2. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Training-EasyPost
3. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe
4. Lars Boven (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck
5. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Resorts
6. Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Staff Emirates
7. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Lidl-Trek
8. Kim Heiduk (Ger) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Luís Mendonça (Por) Sabgal/Anicolor
10. Casper van Uden (Ned) dsm-firmenich PostNL.

Volta ao Algarve Total After Stage 1:
1. Gerben Thijssen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty in 4:51:54
2. Marijn van den Berg (Ned) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:04
3. Jordi Meeus (Bel) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:06
4. Lars Boven (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck at 0:10
5. Arnaud Démare (Fra) Arkéa-B&B Resorts
6. Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Staff Emirates
7. Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Lidl-Trek
8. Kim Heiduk (Ger) INEOS Grenadiers
9. Luís Mendonça (Por) Sabgal/Anicolor
10. Casper van Uden (Ned) dsm-firmenich PostNL.

Algarve’24 stage 1:


Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 2024

A Satement from the Race Organisers:
The First Stage of the Ruta del Sol Vuelta Ciclista a Andalusia Suspended
The organisers of the seventieth version of the Ruta del Sol Vuelta Ciclista a Andalusia has been compelled to droop the primary stage of the race which might have gone from Almuñecar La Herradura and Cádiar within the province of Granada within the face of the absence of Police/Guardia Civil, as a result of demonstrations of the agricultural and transport sectors. The absence of Civil Guard personnel doesn’t assure the mandatory safety for the race.

Ruta del Sol 2024

The suspension of the primary stage of the Andalusian tour has been motivated by the absence of regulation enforcement officers because the presence of the personnel supposed for the race is required for the management of demonstrations by agriculture and transport staff.

The CEO of Deporinter, the organising firm, has acknowledged that “the explanation for the suspension is the dearth of personel from the Civil Guard who’ve needed to go to their varied detachments. We’d like 100 personnel plus the agricultural Civil Guard to the management the varied localities patrolling the safety of the race”.

Work is already being finished to hunt options head to head within the coming days “we’ll meet with the technical jury and with members of the organisation staff to present form to the a number of options we shuffle in order that racing can proceed from tomorrow”. As we find out about these options we’ll let you realize the measures being taken from the organisation via the official channels and we ask for understanding within the face of a state of affairs that has been attributable to issues alien to this organisation.

The race will resume on Friday with a time trial in Alcaudete (Jaén).

Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 1 Consequence:

Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Total After Stage 1:

Andalucia’24 stage 1:
Routa del Sol 2024


EF 2024
It’s Official: 2024 is Rigo’s Remaining Season
Colombian famous person broadcasts his retirement

The entrance seat of our staff bus goes to look very empty subsequent yr.

In the present day, Rigoberto Urán formally introduced he’ll retire by the tip of the 2024 season. For the previous 9 years, Rigo has been our chief and inspiration. The captain’s chair on the head of our staff bus was his.

Rigo’s immense achievements on the bike, which embody an Olympic medal, GC podiums on the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, plus stage wins in all three grand excursions, stay unforgettable souvenirs of his time as a racer. Throughout his 19-year skilled profession, Rigo opened roads for South American cyclists and made thousands and thousands of followers, as he rode away from the hardships of his youth in Urrao, Colombia to the heights of worldwide superstardom.

Now, it’s time for Rigo’s subsequent act.

“As a bicycle owner, I imagine the time has come to say: we now have reached the tip,” Rigo stated in an interview with the staff earlier than the Tour Colombia. “It has taken me a very long time to come back to this choice. It’s one thing I’ve thought lengthy and laborious about. The reality is that it’s scary. Biking has given me every little thing in life. For nearly 23 years, my goal was to stand up, eat breakfast, and experience my bike. I used to be part of a staff that took me to the key races world wide. Now that’s going to finish.”

Rigo received’t relaxation on his laurels. In his residence nation, he’s now a nationwide hero, with an 80-episode TV collection about his life, his personal clothes model, gran fondos, eating places, and thousands and thousands of Instagram followers. He’ll quickly focus his boundless power on his companies and his household. First, he’ll race this season out.

“I’m going to attempt to get pleasure from it, give my greatest within the races, and race each one like it’s my final,” Rigo stated. “This season will probably be a thanks, a thanks very a lot. I solely have gratitude for the staff, for all of the individuals, all the various coaches and lots of teammates who had been all the time there to assist me over the previous 20-plus years.”

Our gratitude to Rigo is huge. For many who know him, Rigo’s actual heroism has all the time glowed away from the cameras. Within the bus, he’s an aura of calm earlier than essentially the most anxious races, pinning on his numbers and sprucing his sneakers with the identical fastidious care he realized as a junior, all the time prepared to interrupt the strain with a joke or reggaeton monitor. When it’s time, he’ll share a brisk phrase about ways, after which the entire staff will give attention to the highway forward.

“I’m going to overlook Rigo,” says EF Professional Biking founder and CEO Jonathan Vaughters. “The staff goes to overlook Rigo. He’s the muse of what we now have constructed. In fact, he’ll thrive in retirement, and I’m positive he’ll discover methods to precise his ardour and character away from racing. However we’ll miss his charisma and management. Rigo is a good bicycle owner, little doubt. However what made him particular in our staff is that he’s additionally an awesome individual.”

When Rigo speaks, riders hear, as a result of he has all the time backed up his phrases with deeds. When our staff virtually folded the yr he’d completed second on the Tour de France, he honoured his contract, regardless of being launched to hunt different groups, and helped usher in a brand new period with EF Training First.

“What do we wish for our kids? That they do sports activities and that they examine,” Rigo stated. “Throughout these fantastic years with EF Training First we now have created a staff that folks love, that cheers up the broadcasts. Possibly we don’t win essentially the most races, however we’re a really aggressive staff, a really good staff that offers lots of happiness to the peloton.”

Time after time, Rigo has taken younger athletes below his wing, internet hosting dozens of quick younger Colombians after they had been first setting out in Europe, and displaying them the kindness that was proven to him.

When Rigo was 14 years outdated, his father was killed by paramilitaries. Without delay, he needed to assist his household. As an alternative of in search of revenge, he broke the cycle of violence, promoting lottery tickets to make ends meet and pouring all of his power into the game he had shared together with his dad. The native biking membership noticed his dedication and helped him on his method. Later, when he first went to Europe to race, an Italian household adopted him, caring for him when he was down and cheering for his early successes. All through his profession, he has solid nice relationships together with his era of racers and the subsequent and all the time proven respect for his colleagues, from soigneurs to mechanics to race-winning superstars.

Rigoberto Urán is an exemplar to everybody.

“To satisfy a five-year-old boy who says, ‘Rigo, you encourage me to be a greater individual,’ for me that has all the load,” Urán stated. “Who was going to know that that boy, in Urrao, with that story, that hard-working boy thrown into maturity could possibly be an inspiration to so many individuals. Actually, if one is ready to assist somebody to vary a behavior, to enhance their life, I believe he has finished an awesome job.”

Nice job, Rigo. Your seat within the bus will appear empty subsequent yr, however you’ll encourage us without end.


intermarche wanty 2024
Taco van der Hoorn Not But Prepared for a Comeback
We received’t see Taco van der Hoorn within the peloton for some time. The 30 year-old Dutchman, who crashed in final yr’s Tour of Flanders and suffered a severe concussion, is making regular progress, however can’t but race. It’s nonetheless unclear when he’ll be capable to make his return.

Van der Hoorn’s progress is usually slowed down by results linked to the severity of his concussion, in response to the Intermarché-Wanty web site. The WorldTeam medical workers and out of doors specialists are helping him in his rehabilitation. The rehabilitation has not but progressed to this point that he can return to the peloton, however Van der Hoorn is now in a position to do ‘bodily actions’ each day.

The born attacker additionally attended a coaching camp with Intermarché-Wanty. He educated there individually from the group, as a result of in any other case he wouldn’t have been in a position to deal with the excessive coaching stress. He did experience with the DS’s, attended suggestions classes with the staff’s technical sponsors and was current on the staff presentation. Though it stays unclear when he could make his comeback, Van der Hoorn is optimistic in regards to the progress made in current months.

“I used to be very comfortable that I may be a part of the staff for the primary time since my fall,” says Van der Hoorn. “That I used to be reunited with the workers and riders, who had been all making ready for the 2024 season. Sadly, that season begins with out me as a result of penalties of my concussion. In current months, hopes and doubts have alternated, typically with fast progress, but in addition weeks wherein I needed to undergo and was compelled to relaxation.”

“Now I can do bodily actions on daily basis and quick bike rides frequently. I comply with the medical doctors’ recommendation precisely in order that my restoration is accelerated. In the mean time I’ve no readability in regards to the period of my absence. We have to restore bodily capabilities in order that they’re steady sufficient for a considerable amount of coaching work. The query marks typically trigger frustration, however I attempt to give attention to the encouraging features and the optimistic improvement in the long run. Within the meantime, I attempt to make myself as helpful as doable to the staff by staying in contact with the technical companions.”

Taco van der Hoorn not prepared but:


Arnaud De Lie in Calpe for an Further Coaching Camp: “For Particular Coaching”
Arnaud De Lie will tackle an extra coaching camp in Calpe, Spain, within the coming days. The younger Walloon of Lotto Dstny will full particular coaching classes within the Spanish solar for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

His coach Jeroen Dingemans knowledgeable Het Laatste Nieuws of his plans. “After his altitude camp, he’s good by way of quantity, what remains to be lacking are particular coaching based mostly on the quick slopes within the Flemish Ardennes.” De Lie will proceed to work on his pace and explosiveness in Calpe within the coming days, collectively together with his teammate Cedric Beullens.

De Lie began his season final Saturday within the Vuelta a Murcia after which rode the Clásica de Almería and the Clásica Jaén. The basic rider would usually solely contest the primary two Spanish races, however as a result of lack of Florian Vermeersch, the Belgian staff was confronted with a rider scarcity.

“As a result of the race was easier, I didn’t thoughts using Jaén as nicely,” De Lie explains. “With the gravel part, this race resembles a spring basic. An important alternative. It was a very good exercise. On Saturday I used to be actually dangerous, on Sunday I used to be higher, however I used to be included for the dash. I now have enough competitors rhythm in my legs. Over the subsequent week and a half I’ll attempt to be in high kind in the beginning of the Omloop.”

De Lie’s Race Programme:
24-02 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
27-02 Le Samyn
03-03 – 10-03 Paris-Good
16-03 Milano-Sanremo
22-03 E3 Saxo Financial institution Basic
24-03 Gent-Wevelgem
27-03 Dwars door Vlaanderen
31-03 Ronde van Vlaanderen
07-04 Paris-Roubaix
01-05 Eschborn-Frankfurt
29-06 – 21-07 Tour de France
13-09 Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec
15-09 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.

Extra coaching for Arnaud De Lie:
omloop 23


BORA 2024
Aleksandr Vlasov Doesn’t Wish to Change into a Domestique for Primoz Roglič within the Tour de France
BORA-hansgrohe signed Primoz Roglič for the 2024 season and with the Tour de France in thoughts. Nevertheless, the German staff has GC males on their roster, with ambitions of their very own. Aleksandr Vlasov doesn’t plan to completely commit himself to Roglič from the beginning within the Tour de France, he informed Bici.professional.

“We’re going to the Tour de France this yr with our greatest riders,” stated Vlasov, who will probably be joined by Jai Hindley, Daniel Felipe Martínez and Roglič on the head pf the staff in July. “Visma | Lease a Bike and UAE Staff Emirates even carry 5 leaders to the beginning. However this doesn’t imply that I’ll subjugate Roglič from kilometre one and instantly drop the classification myself. We have now to see how the race goes first.”

Vlasov has had little contact with Roglič. They had been each at a staff coaching camp, however rode in numerous teams. The 2 haven’t talked a lot but. However in March they are going to be collectively in the beginning of Paris-Good. What is going to the roles be? “We’ll see who’s in higher form and adapt accordingly,” stated the Russian.

When requested whether or not the arrival of Roglič trigger friction, Vlasov stated: “He left his former staff as a result of there was no place within the Tour and he needed to be the one chief.”

Aleksandr Vlasov has ambitions:


Wallays and Debusschere are Again within the Peloton this 12 months, However Not as Riders
Jelle Wallays and Jens Debusschere, who retired as skilled cyclists on the finish of final yr, stay lively in biking. The 2 former teammates will work as regulators at Flanders Classics, Het Laatste Nieuws studies.

A regulator is somebody who sits on the again of the motorbike throughout bike races and regulates the site visitors of the automobiles within the race. Along with the protection coordinator, the regulator, because the right-hand man of the race director, is answerable for a clean and secure consequence of the race.

The 34-year-old Wallays, who received Dwars door Vlaanderen (2015), Paris-Excursions (2014 and 2019) and a stage within the Vuelta a España, will make his debut on Saturday, February twenty fourth within the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Former Belgian champion Debusschere not too long ago accomplished his baker’s coaching and is engaged on beginning up his bakery. Wallays and Debusschere will work with Flanders Classics in elite, youth and ladies’s occasions.

Debusschere will probably be on a moto:
Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - DEBUSSCHERE Jens (BEL) of Lotto Soudal pictured during a training session prior to the Flanders Classics UCI WorldTour 102nd Ronde van Vlaanderen cycling race with start in Antwerpen and finish in Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2018


intermarche wanty 2024
Hugo Web page extends with Intermarché-Wanty: “The best surroundings for improvement”
Frenchman Hugo Web page prolonged his contract with Intermarché-Wanty for one further season. The 22 yr outdated rider, who signed his first skilled contract becoming a member of the Walloon World Staff in 2022, thus pursues his evolution throughout the construction of Jean-François Bourlart till no less than the tip of 2026.

From his first season with Intermarché-Wanty as a neo professional, Web page instantly distinguished himself on the very best degree by ending 3 times among the many 5 quickest riders of the peloton within the Critérium du Dauphiné, sporting the inexperienced jersey for sooner or later, earlier than acquiring his first skilled podium on the cobbles of Binche-Chimay-Binche in October.

Three months later, he began season 2023 with a primary World Tour podium within the Cadel Evans Street Race, the place he sprinted to second place in a lowered peloton of robust riders. It’s on this method that he achieved his first skilled victory within the ultimate stage of the Tour du Limousin and 4 high ten finishes within the Tour of Spain, his first grand tour, amongst which a fourth place on the ultimate day in Madrid.

Together with his temperament of attacker, Hugo Web page recurrently confirmed himself within the cobble classics, which completely go well with his profile of highly effective rider. He additionally contributed a number of occasions to the victories of his teammates in a job within the dash practice, notably alongside Gerben Thijssen.

The Frenchman from Chartres began season 2024 with a number of good outcomes on Spanish soil and begins the Tour of Algarve this Wednesday earlier than specializing in the classics and his preparation in the direction of his first Tour de France.

Hugo Web page: “Intermarché-Wanty is the proper surroundings to develop as a rider, significantly within the area of the classics. For every of us, the efficiency staff has a long run imaginative and prescient. This season I obtain the chance to give attention to the spring classics and my first Tour de France. These annual plans allow us to arrange our objectives in a serene method. The bond of mutual belief we constructed the previous years has been decisive in my performances. The great moments we expertise off the bike additionally play a serious position. This is the reason extending my contract with one other season was a logical alternative for me.”

“I make steps every season since my arrival in 2022 and it’s my goal to proceed rising along with the staff. In Could I’ll take part for the primary time to the altitude coaching camp of the choice for the Tour de France. We will additionally depend on Lattoflex, a brand new associate who provides mattresses and pillows at residence and within the races to enhance our restoration. The synergy with my new coach Christophe Prémont is superb. The riders who guided me throughout my first months within the skilled peloton, Dimitri Claeys and Kévin Van Melsen, at the moment are a part of the efficiency staff. All these elements united make me really feel prepared and stronger than one yr in the past, which I already seen to start with of the season within the troublesome races on Spanish soil. I’m assured to deal with the primary cobble classics.”

Jean-François Bourlart (CEO): “Two years in the past we provided the younger Hugo Web page the chance to make his skilled debut within the World Tour with Intermarché-Wanty. And we don’t remorse it, fairly the opposite. Since then, he has grown with the staff, in assist of his leaders but in addition by grabbing his personal likelihood. I’m pondering of his grand tour debut within the Tour of Spain on the finish of final season. He has proven that we are able to depend on him within the battle for the victory on the very best degree. Hugo has confidence in our staff and desires to stick with us on the long run. We’re satisfied that he has the capabilities to shock us within the subsequent years.”

Aike Visbeek (Efficiency Supervisor): “With this contract extension we need to give Hugo Web page a transparent sign about our want to work with him on the long run, within the curiosity of the way forward for our staff. He’s a younger expertise with an enormous engine, he’s additionally quick after a hilly ultimate. Along with the essential position he performs within the dash practice, he has the capabilities to complete it off himself. Hugo continues his development step-by-step and can undoubtedly turn out to be a key factor in our staff for the classics. Final yr, his spring marketing campaign was disturbed by mononucleosis. However he then managed to come back again in an excellent method, with a primary skilled victory and a profitable grand tour debut within the Tour of Spain final summer time. He got here out of it stronger and continued to race for the victory within the autumn classics for weeks. That’s why we established an formidable programme for him final winter. We’re curious to see how far he can get in his first classics marketing campaign with an excellent preparation, we’re wanting ahead to see his performances within the Belgian opening weekend. Then later throughout the season, we hope to see him make his debut within the Tour de France.”

Hugo Page


Java-Kiwi Atlántico
UCI Suspends Venezuelan Conti Staff and Staff Supervisor Till the Finish of 2028 On account of Fraud
Java-Kiwi Atlántico, a Venezuelan staff that can compete at Continental degree in 2022, has been suspended till December 31, 2028. Fraud has been dedicated throughout the staff, the UCI disciplinary committee dominated. Staff supervisor Enrique Salgueiro will not be allowed to carry out any features in biking till the aforementioned date, whereas staff chief Gerardo Guzman is banned from biking till December 31, 2025.

In 2023, the UCI found doable irregularities throughout the administration of Java-Kiwi Atlántico. The staff and Enrique Salgueiro are answerable for two circumstances of fraud, the UCI disciplinary committee now guidelines. Firstly, the staff unlawfully used a signature of a UCI commissioner in an official letter. As well as, it submitted a false rider contract to the Venezuelan biking federation. It used a rider’s signature with out his permission.

It was additionally dominated that Salqueiro intentionally offered incorrect info throughout staff registration in 2022. As for Gerardo Guzman, the disciplinary committee discovered that he was complicit in circumventing the UCI rules. Java-Kiwi Atlántico will not be allowed to take part in competitions below the auspices of the UCI till the tip of 2028. The choice can nonetheless be appealed to the Worldwide Sports activities Tribunal CAS.

No Java-Kiwi Atlántico until 2028:
Java-Kiwi Atlántico


Milano-Sanremo: The Route of the a hundred and fifteenth Version has Been Unveiled
A primary-ever begin from Pavia and a conventional end alongside the By way of Roma in Sanremo after 288 kilometres. The primary 44 will run within the Oltrepò Pavese, after which in Casteggio the race will return to the unique path to deal with the Turchino, the Capi, the Cipressa, and the Poggio earlier than the end line. The groups presentation will probably be on Friday afternoon in Pavia.

Sanremo 2024

The a hundred and fifteenth version of the Classicissima di Primavera, the primary of the 5 Monument Classics, scheduled for Saturday 16 March, was offered right now. For the primary time, the beginning will probably be from Pavia (Piazza della Vittoria) the place, on Friday afternoon, the eve of the race, the groups presentation will even be held.

The Route of the a hundred and fifteenth Milano-Sanremo Introduced by Crédit Agricole

sanremo 2024

The 2024 Milano-Sanremo offered by Crédit Agricole begins in Pavia and, after overlaying round 44 km of flat roads astride the Ticino River, it merges again onto the basic route in Casteggio. From there, the race as soon as once more takes the route that has related Milan to the Riviera di Ponente for over 110 years, via Ovada and the Passo del Turchino, dropping into Genoa in Voltri. From there, it rolls westwards, by the ocean, following the Statale Aurelia via Varazze, Savona, Albenga (avoiding the Manie climb, which solely featured within the route from 2008 to 2013) and Imperia. In San Lorenzo al Mare, previous the basic sequence of the Capi (Mele, Cervo and Berta), the peloton will negotiate the 2 climbs which have entered the race route in current a long time: the Cipressa (1982) and the Poggio di Sanremo (1961). The Cipressa is simply over 5.6 km lengthy with a gradient of 4.1%. The extremely testing descent leads again all the way down to SS 1 Aurelia.

Sanremo 2024

Remaining kilometres
The ascent of Poggio di Sanremo begins with 9 km remaining to the end (3.7 km, common gradient lower than 4%, most 8% within the section earlier than attending to the highest of the climb). The highway is barely narrower, with 4 hairpin turns within the first 2 km. The descent is testing, on asphalt switchback roads, slim at factors and with twists and turns so far as the junction with SS 1 Aurelia. The ultimate a part of the descent enters city Sanremo. The final 2 km are on lengthy, straight city roads. There’s a left-hand bend on a roundabout 850 m from the end line. The final bend, main into the house straight on the By way of Roma, is 750 m from the end line

Sanremo 2024
Mario Fabrizio Fracassi and Mauro Vegni pose with the Milano-Sanremo offered by Crédit Agricole trophy


  • Essentially the most profitable athlete is Eddy Merckx, with 7 victories, adopted by Costante Girardengo at 6.
  • There have been 16 totally different winners during the last 16 editions (from 2008 onwards). This had by no means occurred earlier than.
  • 1960 was the primary version that includes the Poggio
  • 1982 was the primary version that includes the Cipressa

Sanremo 2024

Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Biking Space Director: “We’re prepared for an thrilling new season of Spring Classics that can shut with some of the eagerly awaited, the Milano-Sanremo, the primary Monumento of the yr. We begin for the primary time from Pavia, which is able to host the presentation of the groups on Friday. La Classicissima will not be solely a sporting occasion, but in addition a driver for selling the area, for the reason that race will probably be broadcast stay once more this yr and will probably be seen in each nation on the planet. From right now the countdown to 16 March begins and we’re positive that we’ll as soon as once more expertise a wonderful day like final yr, which noticed 4 champions, all with totally different traits, compete for fulfillment, demonstrating that the Milano-Sanremo remains to be some of the coveted races of the yr”.

Mario Fabrizio Fracassi, Mayor of Pavia: “The 2024 Milano-Sanremo, which will probably be raced on Saturday 16 March ranging from Pavia, will open the long-awaited season of the nice Classics and, as per custom, it will likely be an unmissable occasion for all biking followers. Pavia, a metropolis with a thousand-year-old historic and cultural custom, will turn out to be the worldwide capital of nice biking for sooner or later, and it’ll supply its wealthy historic, inventive and monumental heritage to each Italian and international visitors, and to all of the followers who will comply with the race stay on tv. Pavia’s wealth is expressed each by its most well-known monuments, such because the Visconti Fort, the Cathedral, or the Lined Bridge, and by numerous hidden treasures that actually shock vacationers: the medieval quarters, the Ticino River and its village, the various Romanesque church buildings, its College, and its conventional theatre. I’m positive that the 2024 Milano-Sanremo will probably be completely spectacular, as ordinary, and it will likely be an distinctive showcase for Pavia”.

Pietro Trivi, Sports activities Councillor of the Municipality of Pavia: “The 2024 version of Milano-Sanremo will see our Metropolis as the brand new start line: Pavia, which has all the time been an integral a part of the basic route of the race, will probably be on the centre of consideration of Italian and international biking followers. Our Metropolis proves to have an ever-increasing love for sports activities: after internet hosting the celebrated 1000 Miglia and the Enduro Championship, it’s going to now welcome the basic Milano-Sanremo, which is able to begin from essentially the most unique a part of town, Piazza della Vittoria. The historical past of the Classicissima is a constellation of memorable feats, with a roll of honour wherein extraordinary champions stand out, a captivating and all the time unpredictable race that has by no means didn’t stay as much as expectations. As Councillor for Sports activities, I’m delighted that our metropolis is as soon as once more internet hosting a high occasion, which thrills the various lovers of highway biking and places the highlight on Pavia”.

Giovanni Merlino, Extraordinary Commissioner of the Pavia Chamber of Commerce: “The Pavia Chamber of Commerce will probably be very dedicated to collaborating along with the municipality for the very best success of the occasion. The Milano-Sanremo is without doubt one of the most essential races on the planet and ensures visibility with few equals on the worldwide degree. This may have a optimistic affect on the promotion of the territories, I’m pondering of the 54 km that can happen in our Province and the municipalities that will probably be touched by the passage of the group similar to Belgioioso, San Zenone al Po, Stradella, Broni, Casteggio and Voghera”.

Roberta Marcone, Councillor Tourism and Commerce of Pavia: “Pavia is a vigorous college metropolis with a really historic historical past, an attention-grabbing vacation spot for individuals who need to uncover noble palaces, Romanesque church buildings, monuments and wonderful meals and wine merchandise. Due to the Milano-Sanremo, which this yr will begin from our metropolis, it will likely be in a position to reveal its many treasures to biking followers, and to those that will comply with the race stay on tv. In Pavia, in truth, there isn’t a scarcity of locations of inventive and cultural curiosity: from the Basilica of San Michele Maggiore, a masterpiece of Lombard Romanesque structure, to the Duomo, with the equestrian statue of Regisole in entrance of it, to the Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, erected by order of the Lombard king Liutprand to deal with the stays of Saint Augustine of Hippo, in whose crypt rests the thinker Severinus Boethius. The attractive civil monuments embody the Ponte Coperto (coated bridge) over the Ticino River, which has turn out to be the image of town, the medieval towers within the historic centre and the Castello Visconteo, which homes the Civic Museums. And the way may we not point out the College, the oldest college in Lombardy and one of many oldest on the planet, which had amongst its professors such illustrious figures as Alessandro Volta, Ugo Foscolo and Carlo Rubbia. I hope, due to this fact, that this ‘classicissima’ of two wheels will assist even those that don’t but know our metropolis to find it, as a result of Pavia awaits you with open arms”.

Mathieu Van der Poel’s triumph within the 2023 version:


Strade Bianche 2024
The 24 Groups to Compete within the Strade Bianche Ladies Elite
On Saturday 2 March, an awesome biking spectacle involves Siena. 14 UCI Ladies’s WorldTeams and 10 UCI Ladies’s Continental Groups in the beginning. There will probably be 12 gravel sectors for girls for a complete of 137 km.

Strade Bianche

RCS Sport formalises the listing of the 24 groups (14 UCI Ladies’s WorldTeams and 10 UCI Ladies’s Continental Groups) that can battle it out subsequent Saturday 2 March within the tenth version of “Europe’s most southern northern basic”. The groups presentation will probably be held on Friday afternoon from 4pm on the Fortezza Medicea.

14 UCI Ladies’s WorldTeams

Certified by rating:

Wild Playing cards:

The Route of the Strade Bianche Ladies Elite Crédit Agricole

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The course is twisty and undulating, with no prolonged climbs however with fairly a number of punchy bits, particularly on the unpaved components. There are greater than 40 km of gravel roads throughout twelve sectors (all shared with the Males’s course). The race begins close to the Stadium/Fortezza Medicea in Siena. The primary undulating kilometres on tarmac result in the two.1 km-long gravel sector 1 at km 18, which is completely straight and barely downhill. Sector 2 (5.8 km) is only a few kilometres away; this would be the first difficult little bit of the race, with a brief descent adopted by a protracted climb that includes sections over 10%. Upon reaching Radi, the route takes within the third gravel sector (4.4 km), shortly adopted by sector 4 – named “La Piana” – that can lead the riders to Ponte d’Arbia. Shortly after, the route reaches Monteroni d’Arbia, which marks the start of sector 5 of San Martino in Grania (9.5 km) in the midst of the Crete Senesi. It’s a protracted sector marked by a sequence of mild undulations within the first half, and ending with a twisting climb that leads again to paved highway. The sixth filth highway sector, Montaperti, is simply 800 m in size, but it surely greets the riders with double-digit gradients. The route goes again on tarmac in Vico d’Arbia the place the 30 km circuit will start.

Remaining kilometres
The demanding ultimate kilometres method town of Siena alongside extensive and straight roads, related by sweeping curves, initially downhill, and additional on barely uphill. With 2 km to go to the end, the route takes the By way of Esterna di Fontebranda; right here the gradient touches 9%. The stone pavement begins 900 m earlier than the end line, simply previous the Fontebranda Gate. The gradient is over 10% till 500 m from the end, reaching its steepest gradient of 16% alongside By way of Santa Caterina. A pointy right-hand flip results in By way of delle Terme, after which to By way of Banchi di Sotto. Beginning 300 m to the end onwards, the highway is a slight, steady ascent. With 150 m to go, a proper flip leads into By way of Rinaldini. The route enters the Piazza del Campo simply 70 m from the end line. The ultimate 30 m descend at a gradient of seven% to the end line, which is on degree highway.

Demi Vollering and Lotte Kopecky dash it out in Siena:

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Visma | Lease a Bike Lacking from Brabantse Pijl this 12 months
The Visma | Lease a Bike staff is not going to on the beginning line of the Brabantse Pijl in 2024. The Dutch staff is lacking from the ultimate begin listing. The organisers of the midweek basic has 11 WorldTeams racing on Wednesday, April 10.

The WorldTeam are: Alpecin-Deceuninck, Arkéa-B&B Resorts, Bahrain Victorious, Cofidis, Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, EF Training-EasyPost, Intermarché-Wanty, Soudal Fast-Step, dsm-firmenich PostNL, Jayco AlUla and UAE Emirates.

In addition to the 11 WorldTeams, there will even be 11 ProTeams on the Brabantse Pijl: Bingoal WB, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Israel-Premier Tech, Lotto Dstny, Q36.5, Staff Flanders-Baloise, Staff Novo Nordisk, TotalEnergies, Tudor, Uno-X Mobility and making its debut, TDT-Unibet.

On Wednesday, April 10, the ladies additionally race within the Brabantse Pijl. With 13 WorldTeams and 11 Continental groups. Visma | Lease a Bike can be lacking from the ladies’s race, however high groups similar to SD Worx-Protime and Lidl-Trek will probably be there. Final yr, the Brabantse Pijl for girls was received by Silvia Persico. The Italian beat Demi Vollering and Liane Lippert in a dash. Dorian Godon received the lads’s race. The Frenchman beat his breakaway associate Ben Healy in a two man dash. Benoît Cosnefroy was third. The Brabantse Pijl is all the time held a number of days earlier than the Amstel Gold Race.

Brabantse pijl:


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Graduado de Doctor en medicina en la universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo en el año 2004. Luego emigró a la República Federal de Alemania, dónde se ha formado en medicina interna, cardiologia, Emergenciologia, medicina de buceo y cuidados intensivos.

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