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24 Oct 2017 - 16:15

Bauke Mollema secures second overall in China

Bauke Mollema finished safely in the bunched finish for the sixth and final day at the Tour of Guangxi Tuesday to wrap up second place overall, a position he has held since the summit ending of stage four. With five of the six stages ending in mass sprint finishes, there was little chance for the climbers to fight for the general classification, giving the uphill finish of the fourth day much more weight than first alleged in the inaugural WorldTour event.
23 Oct 2017 - 16:00

Mollema maintains second GC with one stage to go

Trek-Segafredo safely guided Bauke Mollema through a fast and long stage five to maintain his second place in the overall classification at the Tour of Guangxi. The climbs at the end of the 212-kilometer race were not enough to unseat the sprinters, and it was another bunch sprint to end the fifth day.
22 Oct 2017 - 16:45

Mollema second in Tour of Guangxi summit finish

Bauke Mollema attacked with Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) and Nicholas Roche (BMC) at the bottom of the steep stage four summit climb and held on to finish in second place behind Wellens, with Roche crossing moments later for third. For the first three days, the Tour of Guangxi has been ruled by bunch sprints, but that changed in the 151-kilometer stage Sunday...
19 Oct 2017 - 16:15

Nizzolo returns for final race of 2017

Giacomo Nizzolo could not break into the top 10 in the fast, wide-open finish of stage one in the inaugural Tour of Guangxi Thursday, finishing in 11th pace, but it didn't matter: he was back racing! To say it has been a frustrating season for Nizzolo is an understatement as one setback followed another leaving last year's Italian champion grounded for almost all races this season.
15 Oct 2017 - 16:30

Theuns thanks Trek-Segafredo with victory in final race

Edward Theuns ended his final race with Trek-Segafredo with a victory at the Presidential Tour of Turkey stage six Sunday, finally breaking through the stranglehold Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) has had on the bunched finishes. The 144-kilometer final stage ended in an uphill battle where Theuns finally got the better of Bennett...
12 Oct 2017 - 17:15

Theuns second again!

Edward Theuns hoped the final climb of stage three at the Presidential Tour of Turkey would be the undoing of Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), but the Irishman held strong and sprinted to his third win in three days. Despite a change of tactics, Theuns was unable to come around Bennett and settled as runner-up again, although this time he was left a little more frustrated after feeling more hopeful with the much harder finale.
11 Oct 2017 - 18:00

Theuns sprints to second in stage two

Edward Theuns bettered his third place in the opening stage, but could not solve how to beat the faster legs of Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), who claimed his second victory in the Presidential Tour of Turkey Wednesday. While most of the 206 kilometers of stage two were a slow march putting the race well behind the slowest schedule, the ending kilometers were fast and furious...
10 Oct 2017 - 17:00

Theuns third in Tour of Turkey first stage

The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey kicked off Tuesday with a 176.7-kilometer stage, and as expected the bunch arrived at the finish to fight out the win where Edward Theuns sprinted to third place after a textbook leadout from his team. The teamwork was impeccable...
5 Oct 2017 - 18:45

Stetina 10th in Milano-Torino

Peter Stetina finished in 10th place for the 98th edition of Milano-Torino Named Sport, a race held over 186 kilometers that culminated with two ascents of the steep road to the Basilica at Superga. There was no hiding on the Superga, a climb with an average gradient of 9.1% that peaks at 14% midway and has long stretches of 10% - in one word: cruel. The first ascent made quick work of catching the day's four-man breakaway that contained Gregory Rast and cutting the peloton to a group of 25.
16 Sep 2017 - 19:00

Mads Pedersen sprints to 2nd and clinches overall win in Denmark

Mads Pedersen sprinted to a surprising second place in the final stage of the PostNord Danmark Rundt and easily clinched the overall title of the five-day race, Saturday. Pedersen started the fifth stage with a nine-second lead over Michael Valgren (Team Astana), but with a strong Trek-Segafredo team leading the way, he never looked threatened during the 198-kilometer race.
15 Sep 2017 - 18:45

Brändle dominates time trial in Denmark; Pedersen defends leaders jersey with 4th place

Matthias Brändle dominated the stage four individual time trial, setting the fastest time splits at both intermediate check points to finish with the best time at the PostNord Danmark Rundt Friday. Brändle was the only rider to finish under 21 minutes...
14 Sep 2017 - 20:30

Mads Pedersen wins stage three at the Tour of Denmark

Mads Pedersen capped a stellar leadout from teammate Jasper Stuyven to win the uphill finish of stage three at the PostNord Danmark Rundt Thursday. Stuyven and Pedersen were a perfect combination in the closing kilometers of the classic-style parcours with classic-like weather in Denmark...
11 Sep 2017 - 16:15

Mollema 5th in GP de Montreal

Bauke Mollema finished in fifth place after a hard and tactical Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Sunday, improving on Jasper Stuyven's 18th place in Friday's Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, but still disappointed to miss out on the podium after he managed to create the final six-man selection that arrived at the finish.
10 Sep 2017 - 22:45

Adios Alberto

Alberto Contador said his final farewell in stage 21 of the Vuelta a Espana Sunday, fittingly arriving alone onto the start of the local circuits in Madrid, which signaled the end of the ceremonial parade and for the racing to begin. The final laps were fast and fruious and finished as expected with the sprinters getting one last go at glory.
9 Sep 2017 - 19:30

La Vuelta: Contador says farewell with win on Angliru

It's the stuff of legends. In the ultimate mountain stage of the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, with rain making for a treacherous race, Alberto Contador, as he has done hundreds of times in his career, attacked. After following teammate Jarlinson Pantano's acceleration on the slick and dangerous descent ahead of the 12-kilometer climb that ended stage 20,
8 Sep 2017 - 20:45

La Vuelta: Pantano 2nd from breakaway; Contador goes on the attack

Jarlinson Pantano sprinted to second from the small breakaway group that arrived at the finish of stage 19, and Alberto Contador went on the offensive on the final climb only to be chased back in the long run-in to the line. It was a typical climbing day at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana with another thrilling performance by Contador, great teamwork by Trek-Segafredo, and a Contador-esque 'never-say-die' fight by Pantano who fought back to the break group numerous times after being dropped.
7 Sep 2017 - 19:15

La Vuelta: Contador strikes again, but rivals ready

Alberto Contador again attempted to blow the race apart, but this time his rivals were privy to his plan, keeping the Spaniard contained until the final climb to the line in stage 18. While the breakaway animated the stage win with Sander Armée (Lotto Soudal) taking his first professional victory, 10 minutes later the small bunch containing the GC rivals – less Fabio Aru (Astana) who had escaped earlier – arrived at the bottom of the three-kilometer long finish climb.
6 Sep 2017 - 19:30

La Vuelta: Contador 2nd on Los Machucos, gains time on rivals

If he had the legs and the moment was right, everyone knew it was coming. And when Jarlinson Pantano jumped out of the bunch in the early part of the brutally steep Los Machucos finish climb, it's usually a dead giveaway something is up his sleeve. And yet, when Alberto Contador made his move with six kilometers remaining of stage 17, no one answered.
5 Sep 2017 - 19:30

La Vuelta: Contador rocks his final time trial to move into 5th GC

For the final time trial of his career, Alberto Contador left it all out on the road from Circuito De Navarra to the finish in Logroño. He blasted across the line with the quickest provisional time, and after the final eight riders had arrived, laid claim to fifth place and also soared up the standings to fifth place in the General Classification.
3 Sep 2017 - 20:45

La Vuelta: Contador's offense foiled in stage 15

Alberto Contador threw caution to the wind, making a trade-mark long attack 27 kilometers from the end of a grueling stage 15. An incredibly strong Miguel López (Astana) saw opportunity and jumped with Contador; they would go on to catch Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and later Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) giving, at least on paper, enough firepower to the move, but it was a far to go on a relentless climb.