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7 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Felline 8th in epic Strade Bianche

Once again, Tuscany’s white gravel roads gave an exciting show, and once again it left more victims in its dust than survivors. In the final kilometers of the 200-kilometer race, only three men remained to contest the steep uphill finish. Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quick Step) proved to have the most power left for the 16 percent ending gradient as he accelerated past Greg van Avermaet (BMC) to take the win, leaving Movistar's Alejandro Valverde rolling across in third to settle the final podium step.
6 Mar 2015 - 18:45

Sergent second in Three Days of West Flanders prologue

The Three Days of West Flanders opened Friday with its standard prologue held on a seven-kilometer flat and fast course in Middelkerke. With the wind a relatively mild breeze (20km/h) and the temperature a balmy 10 degrees (Celsius), none of the region’s usual distractions obstructed the riders from setting blistering fast times.
4 Mar 2015 - 18:45

The cobbles punish in Samyn

The organizers of Le Samyn threw a twist into this year’s edition by adding a 740-meter 3-star rated section of cobbles precariously placed two kilometers from the finish. With the wind, hellingen, and the two-star cobbled Cote de la Roquette already battering the weary peloton on each of the final four 24.7-kilomter circuits, the extra cobbles did what organizers intended and pared the peloton to eight riders upon the final exit of the treacherous stones.
2 Mar 2015 - 17:30

Fränk Schleck unable to start Paris-Nice

The injury Fränk Schleck sustained in a crash in the first stage of Ruta del Sol on February 18 has left the Luxembourger struggling to return to full form ahead of Paris-Nice. The Trek Factory Racing directors allowed time for Schleck to recover from the deep muscular hematoma in his quadriceps, hoping that he would be able to rebound in time for the March 8 start. Today the team’s final decision was unfortunate news: Schleck would be unable to attain a level necessary for the WorldTour event.
1 Mar 2015 - 18:45

Felline just misses victory in La Drôme Classic

For the second consecutive day the victory was so close for Fabio Felline. It was a bitter pill for Felline to swallow when he crossed the finish line of the 200.5-kilometer La Drôme Classic four seconds behind Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R-La Mondiale) and his frustration showed as he slammed his fist to his handlebars. Third yesterday. Now second today.
28 Feb 2015 - 18:15

Felline third in Classic Sud-Ardèche

The hilly 200-kilometer Classic Sud-Ardèche culminated on three tough circuits containing two leg-breaking climbs for each of the 23-kilometer laps. On the penultimate lap a 15-man group wrestled free from the peloton on the longer of the two climbs and never looked back. Trek Factory Racing was content with the escape, as the fast legs of an on-form Fabio Felline had joined the late move. All appeared to be playing to the tune of the pinstriped team. However, in the end tactics ruled and two men contested the win as Fabio Felline led home the rest of the group and settled with third.
23 Feb 2015 - 21:15

Schleck recovers slowly but steadily

Fränk Schleck had another MRI of the hematoma on his leg done, which confirmed that his injury after his crash in the Ruta del Sol is healing as planned. The doctors are letting him do some CycleOps training for now. He may ride outside by the end of the week.
22 Feb 2015 - 18:00

Jungels jumps into 10th GC on final day in Spain

It was not an easy ending to the Vuelta a Andalucia (Ruta del Sol) Sunday with a rolling 169.8-kilometer stage culminating with an tricky, uphill sprint finish. Most at risk was race leader Chris Froome (Sky) who could not afford to finish behind a time gap with a precarious two-second lead over Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), but he avoided misfortune with a 6th place in the sprint and cemented the overall for the five-day race in Spain. While Juan José Lobato (Movistar) pulled off another surprise early jump to win the thorny finish, an attentive Bob Jungels finished in the top 15 and ahead of the first inevitable split, moving him into 10th overall.
22 Feb 2015 - 15:30

Breakaway defies in final Oman stage

The extreme heat of yesterday eased to a tolerable temperature for the final stage six of the Tour of Oman, although an unwelcomed wind still reared its head. With the GC well sorted from Green Mountain it was a perfect setting for a breakaway and the attacks flew from the gun. Less than 10 kilometers into the 133.5-kilometer stage the day’s escape group formed, and four men separated from the peloton.
21 Feb 2015 - 18:45

Cold, rain and steep finish punish in Ruta del Sol stage four

Today saw the second of two consecutive summit finishes in the Vuelta a Andalucia (Ruta del Sol) and the 199.8-kilometer stage four resulted in a thrilling finish as Sky’s Chris Froome wrestled the leader’s jersey from Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) by a mere second. Bob Jungels climbed to a superb 14th place only 1’49” back; it was enough to launch him into 11th in the general classification (and a top 7 would have been possible without the untimely mechanical at the end of the second stage).
20 Feb 2015 - 18:45

Jungels climbs strong in queen stage

The summit finish of the category-one Alto de Hazallanas blew the Vuelta a Andalucia apart Friday as Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Chris Froome (Sky) showed they were in another league finishing one-two on the stage. Bob Jungels was the first finisher for Trek Factory Racing, now down to five riders with the non-start of Bauke Mollema this morning due to a stomach ailment.
20 Feb 2015 - 16:30

Green Mountain explodes GC

The 189-kilometer stage four of the Tour of Oman was a slow, hot march in the desert toward a searing end. Starting at the Sultan Qaboos Grande Mosque and culminating on the punishing steep slope of Jabal al Akhdar (Green Mountain) everyone knew today was the day the battle for the overall would rage, and with a stiff headwind facing the peloton they had plenty of time to think about the severity that loomed ahead.
19 Feb 2015 - 17:30

Misfortune curses Trek Factory Racing again

The 191.7-kilometer stage two at the Vuelta a Andalucía was supposed to be an uneventful transition stage ahead of two decisive climbing days, but in bike racing a humdrum day for all is rare. Unfortunately, it was Trek Factory Racing that experienced unwelcomed stress in the final kilometers when Bob Jungels - who moments earlier looked comfortable climbing in the front positions over the category three-rated Alto de la Primera Crux - punctured on the descent just as the race reached its crescendo.
19 Feb 2015 - 14:00

Tour of Oman: Van Poppel 5th, Cancellara holds lead

Trek Factory Racing successfully defended the leader’s jersey on stage three at the Tour of Oman on a flat parcours that offered another chance for the sprinters. Danny van Poppel was deposited in prime position by his teammates with 200 meters to go, but in the final meters he faded and had to settle for fifth place. It was his best result, and chance, in the bunched sprints after falling ill before Qatar, and he was frustrated he did not pull off a better result.
18 Feb 2015 - 20:00

Eventful double stage day kicks off Ruta del Sol

The Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol started with two stages Wednesday, a 118-kilometer road race followed by an 8.2-kilometer individual time trial, and resulted in a seesaw day for Trek Factory Racing. While a crashed-marred finale in stage 1a impeded Bauke Mollema and ended Fränk Schleck’s race, Fabio Silvestre sped to a second place finish. A few hours later Bob Jungels helped even the score and lifted the team’s spirits again with a fantastic ride in the time trial to jump into second overall behind Alberto Contador.
18 Feb 2015 - 15:15

Cancellara wins Tour of Oman stage two

Fabian Cancellara sprinted to victory in the 195-kilometer stage two at the Tour of Oman Wednesday. The stage, which started at Al Hazm Castle, ended with the three-kilometer Al Jissah climb that topped out five kilometers from the finish. An attack by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) drew out the strongest climbing legs at the crest of the final decisive climb, but did little more than stretch out the top 15 or so riders; on the fast descent that followed 19 riders regrouped and stormed into the final kilometer. At the end of a long, hot day it was an on-form Cancellara that powered to the gradual uphill win, leaving Valverde and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) the minor placings respectively.
17 Feb 2015 - 14:00

Sizzling first day in Oman

The parcours of the 161-kilometer opening stage were designed for the sprinters and despite a five-man early break trying its best to throw a wrench into the plan, and an uncomfortable scorching temperature, everything rolled out as projected. Gert Steegmans finished in 13th place for Trek Factory Racing and Danny van Poppel 24th in one of a few stages expected to finish all-together
15 Feb 2015 - 19:00

Late crash derails Trek Factory Racing in Clásica de Almería

While the climbers had their say in Saturday’s Vuelta a Murcia today the Clásica de Almería tailored to the fast men. With the addition of Fabio Silvestre to Trek Factory Racing’s lineup (replacing Bauke Mollema, second yesterday) the team was motivated to play in the expected sprint ending.
14 Feb 2015 - 18:30

Mollema second, Felline fourth in Murcia

A late solo breakaway stole the show for the 198-kilometer Vuelta a Murcia Saturday. Rein Taaramäe (Astana) attacked one kilometer from the top of the day’s long climb and with almost 50 kilometers to race no one paid the rider from Estonia much heed. But when Taaramäe gained time on the long descent, then further increased his lead in the valley, the sirens sounded loudly behind.
13 Feb 2015 - 15:15

Qatar ends with short, fast stage

The fight was on for the overall victory as Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) tried to wrestle the gold jersey from Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quick Step) through bonus seconds in the short 113-kilometer stage six. Trek Factory Racing knew today’s stage would be quick and a sprint finish would likely end it all; they focused on the finale to help Jasper Stuyven position well for a feverish and exciting ending to the six days. It was great teamwork in the final kilometers and Stuyven sprinted to 9th place, squeezing into the top 10 where centimeters can often be the difference separating the top riders jammed together over the line.