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2 Sep 2017 - 21:15

La Vuelta: Contador continues his GC ascent

Alberto Contador's rise up the General Classification continued today on the feared climb of the Sierra de la Pandera. Aggressive riding saw him move from ninth into eight place overall, despite an error inside the flamme rouge. After the stage, he explained...
1 Sep 2017 - 19:30

La Vuelta: Collective effort in searing heat keeps Contador safe

After days of double-figure breakaways, only four resolute souls could be found to defy the peloton in today's 198.4-kilometer stage from Coín to Tomares in 37-degree Celsius heat. Five riders darted away from the main group inside the first eight kilometers of the stage. Mountain jersey wearer Villella took the points at the only categorized climb of the day, then waited for the bunch...
31 Aug 2017 - 22:15

La Vuelta: Teamwork pays dividends as Contador moves closer to final podium

After two days of teeming rain, normal service was resumed in Andalucia with cloudless skies and 33-degree heat. However, the pattern of the early racing remained the same: 50 kilometres completed in the first hour, with numerous breakaway attempts coming to nothing.
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30 Aug 2017 - 20:45

La Vuelta: Contador makes decisive attack and jumps into Top-10

The first high altitude finish of this Vuelta was a good one for Alberto Contador. His was the decisive attack of the day, which dislodged a number of high-flying rivals from the front group. He finished sixth in the stage, won by Miguel Angel López, and leapfrogged four places in the General Classification. He now lies 9th overall, 3 minutes 55 seconds behind race leader Christopher Froome.
29 Aug 2017 - 18:45

La Vuelta: Bernard joins breakaway; Contador through safely

Julien Bernard joined the day's breakaway that formed late in the 165-kilometer stage 10 at the Vuelta a Espana Tuesday, and Alberto Contador survived a long, technical downhill to maintain his spot in the overall classification. Although Bernard was unable to fight for the win...
27 Aug 2017 - 19:45

Ruben Guerreiro 6th in Bretagne Classic

The promising young talents of Trek-Segafredo continue to shine in France as Ruben Guerreiro sprinted to sixth place in the Bretagne Classic Sunday, finishing amongst a list of prominent names, a whos-who of one-day classics. Similar to Mads Pedersen – who won the Tour du Poitou-Charentes on Friday – the young Portuguese, 23, is quickly stamping a place in cycling's future after winning his national championships in June, and proving today, it was not a one-off
27 Aug 2017 - 18:45

La Vuelta: Contador 6th in punchy summit finish

Unlike stage eight, Alberto Contador could not match the fierce attack of Chris Froome (Sky) in the final meters of stage nine, yielding 12 seconds to the race leader who grabbed the stage win. Contador arrived in 6th place on the short and steep finish climb, and although he lost a few seconds to some rivals, he gained on others and moved into 13th place in the overall classification.
26 Aug 2017 - 19:15

La Vuelta: Contador inches forward in GC

Attack until the end. Alberto Contador put these words - inscribed on the stem cap of his custom-painted Trek Emonda - into action again in stage eight at the Vuelta a Espana Saturday, attacking the steep finish climb and finishing with race leader Chris Froome to gain a few more precious seconds in the general classification battle.
25 Aug 2017 - 20:15

La Vuelta: Contador safely through mid-mountain stage 7

Stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana was another day for the breakaway, and while the escapees animated the race over eight minutes ahead of the peloton, Trek-Segafredo ensured their leader, Alberto Contador, was safely ushered into the finish. It was a medium mountain stage that had a bite, with almost no flat roads and little in the way of descents for recovery and a nice stiff wind thrown in for measure.
25 Aug 2017 - 19:00

Mads Pedersen wins Tour du Poitou-Charentes

Trek-Segafredo successfully defended the leader's jersey in the final stage and Mads Pedersen claimed the overall title in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes Friday. It was the first professional stage win for the 21-year-old, who had also won the Danish road title earlier this season, confirming this young talent will be a name heard often in the years ahead.
24 Aug 2017 - 20:45

La Vuelta: Contador animates medium mountain stage

The medium mountain stage six at the Vuelta a Espana played out as expected with the strongest three riders of the days' breakaway holding on to contest the win, but in the peloton, it was far from textbook. In fact, behind, it was vintage Contador.
24 Aug 2017 - 20:00

Poitou-Charentes: Pedersen wins TT and takes over race lead

A young Mads Pedersen has stolen the show in the Tour de Poitou-Charentes. Third overall after three stages in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Pedersen, went into the penultimate stage four, a pivotal 20.5-kilometer time trial, hoping for a top 10, but emerged as the victor and with the leader's jersey firmly on his back. It was an unexpected victory for the 21-year-old Dane, who is quickly proving his promise in his first year in the WorldTour after winning the Danish road championships in June.
23 Aug 2017 - 21:00

Poitou Charentes: Reijnen 6th; Pedersen a force in breakaway

Mads Pedersen showed his cycling future is bright after joining the breakaway in stage two at the Tour du Poitou Charentes and then attacking and making a solo bid for the win in the final 10 kilometers. It was a bold move, but Pedersen was caught with six kilometers remaining by a peloton numbering only 50 after a crash had split the bunch late in the race. Kiel Reijnen capped Pedersen's effort by sprinting to a respectable sixth place
23 Aug 2017 - 19:45

La Vuelta: Contador back to form; Degenkolb succumbs to illness

Alberto Contador rebounded from the stomach ailment that plagued him the past few days to lead an elite group of four general classification contenders across the finish line in stage five at the Vuelta a Espana Wednesday. While the breakaway fought out the win, with Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) grabbing the glory, the GC rivals arrived over five minutes later to tackle the double-digit gradients of the short finish climb that ended the 158-kilometer stage.
22 Aug 2017 - 19:00

La Vuelta: Another 4th for Theuns; Contador and Degenkolb persist through illness

Day four at the Vuelta a Espana was a straightforward sprint stage except for the handful of gnarly roundabouts to navigate in the fast finish, making it a treacherous ending where maintaining position was key. While Matteo Trentin benefited from a textbook leadout by his Quick-Step Floors team to grab the win, Edward Theuns freelanced the tricky finale to a respectable fourth place.
21 Aug 2017 - 18:45

La Vuelta: First mountains take a bite out of Contador's GC ambitions

Alberto Contador would probably like a redo of Monday's stage three at the Vuelta a Espana after falling off the pace on the last climb and losing over two and a half minutes by the finish. However, with a do-over impossible there are plenty of stages remaining to hit the reset button and, as we all know, Alberto Contador will not leave his last race, or his legacy, without a fight to the final finish line in Madrid.
20 Aug 2017 - 19:30

La Vuelta: Theuns 4th in windy stage two

The winds blew hard for stage two at the Vuelta a Espana, and it resulted in a high-strung bunch and fast pace with no breakaway forming over the 203 kilometers. Although the peloton split a few times in the crosswinds, it always regrouped, that is, until the final few kilometers.
19 Aug 2017 - 21:00

La Vuelta: Trek-Segafredo 11th in opening TTT

Trek-Segafredo finished the technical team time trial that opened the 2017 edition of the Vuelta a Espana in a time of 16 minutes and 33 seconds putting them in 11th place from 22 teams. As the last team to start the 13.7–kilometer trial, Trek-Segafredo pushed out of the start house with the goal to finish in a time close to the general classification rivals, but when they crossed the line, had lost more seconds then they wanted.
13 Aug 2017 - 19:15

Stuyven wins final stage, claims 3rd overall in BinckBank Tour

Jasper Stuyven made a gutsy attack with three kilometers remaining in stage seven at the BinckBank Tour Sunday and successfully held off the chase to grab a magnificent win and move into third place in the overall classification. It was a cunning move and came at a perfect moment at the top of the penultimate uphill...
12 Aug 2017 - 18:15

BinckbankTour: Stuyven third in demanding stage six

Jasper Stuyven sprinted to third place in a demanding stage six at the Binckbank Tour Saturday, arriving with a small chase group 17 seconds behind Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb). The stage was nothing short of punishing: over 200 kilometers with rain and 14 Ardennes climbs...