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20 Jun 2015 - 18:45

Ster ZLM Toer tackles Belgium hills, Boy van Poppel 13th

The 186.7-kilometer stage four at the Ster ZLM Toer, labeled the queen stage of the five-day event, ended in a reduced bunch sprint for the uphill finish into La Gileppe. Boy van Poppel and Matthew Busche arrived with around 40 riders into the finale, and with no Danny for the sprint it was up to Boy to contest the uphill finish; the team’s super domestique, normally the prime leadout for his brother, managed a respectable 13th place.
19 Jun 2015 - 19:15

Bunch sprint settles stage 7 at Tour de Suisse

A strong four-man breakaway animated the 164.6-kilometer stage seven at the Tour de Suisse. The quartet were only caught in the final 1.5 kilometers resulting in a sprint finish for the second straight day, and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) edged out Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) for the win. Bob Jungels finished safely in 36th place to maintain his 15th place in the overall classification and keep alive the team’s goal of a top 10 finish.
19 Jun 2015 - 18:15

Off day for van Poppel in Ster ZLM Toer stage 3

The 190.5-kilometer stage three at the Ster ZLM Toer introduced the first taste of hills with six bergsprints, amongst them the infamous Cauberg, but it didn’t prevent a bunch sprint for the second straight day. However, for Trek Factory Racing’s young Dutch sprinter Danny van Poppel it was not his day. From the start he felt bad, and the situation never improved over the course of the day, leaving him in survival mode instead of fighting in the bunch sprint at stage end.
18 Jun 2015 - 20:15

Dicey bunch sprint for Suisse stage 6

Jasper Stuyven finished in 13th place in a tricky wet finale for the 193-kilometer stage six at the Tour de Suisse. Peter Sagan, using his notorious bike handling skills coupled with a great leadout from his team, was placed perfectly coming into the final corner and claimed his second win in this year’s tour.
18 Jun 2015 - 17:30

Danny van Poppel sprints to 3rd in stage 2 at Ster ZLM Toer

Danny van Poppel sprinted to third place in a windy 180.4-kilometer stage two at the Ster ZLM Toer won by André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) The wind wreaked havoc all day making for a nervous peloton and a very stressful race. On the three local laps with 40 kilometers to go the peloton split into three as they chased down a five-man breakaway, and Danny van Poppel successfully made the front group.
17 Jun 2015 - 21:45

Danny van Poppel 5th in prologue at Ster ZLM Toer

A 6.4-kilometer prologue kicked off the Ster ZLM Toer won by Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling) in a time of seven minutes and thirty seconds. Danny van Poppel finished in fifth place, six seconds off Kluge’s pace while Marco Coledan slotted in ninth, at 10 seconds, after sitting in a provisional third place until Danny came through four seconds quicker.
17 Jun 2015 - 19:15

Rast in breakaway, Jungels highest finisher in queen stage

The queen stage five at the Tour de Suisse - the only mountain stage in the nine-day event – was a massive 237-kilometers and finished at the top of the brutal Rettenbachferner, a climb, some claim, is the hardest in all of Europe. Bob Jungels was the first pinstripe over the line in 19th place, three minutes and five seconds behind winner Thibaut Pinot (, who also claimed the leader’s jersey.
16 Jun 2015 - 19:45

Stuyven 5th in bunch sprint, Devolder rides breakaway

Trek Factory Racing continued its streak of top five finishes as Jasper Stuyven sprinted to 5th place in the tough uphill finish of the 193.2-kilometer stage four at the Tour de Suisse. Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) clinched the victory and paid back the huge effort by his team in whittling down the peloton and ridding the pure sprinters from the bunch sprint.
15 Jun 2015 - 19:00

Arredondo continues to show good form with 4th place

The third stage at the Tour de Suisse if turned around would have been a stage for GC, but with the long Gotthard Pass (18.8km, 5.8%) tackled right from race start, and the short, punchy climbs at the backend of the stunted 117.3 kilometer stage, it all ended in a reduced bunch sprint.
14 Jun 2015 - 19:15

Mollema finishes Critérium Dauphiné with strong climb

The 156.5-kilometer eighth and final stage at the Critérium Dauphiné all came down to one final category-one climb that concluded the eight-day race to determine who claimed ownership of the top step of the podium. Bauke Mollema showed his back problems may well be on the mend, staying with the GC favorites until the final 8-kilometer uphill to eventually cross the line in a strong 15th place.
14 Jun 2015 - 18:45

Arredondo 3rd in stage 2 at the Tour de Suisse

Julian Arredondo arrived with a small group of nine riders that contested the finish of the 161-kilometer stage two, the first road stage of the nine-day event, and sprinted to third place. Arredondo showed a strong kick in the final meters to take a close second in the group sprint after Daniel Moreno of Katusha.
13 Jun 2015 - 20:00

Trek Factory Racing rebounds with superb effort

The queen stage seven at the Critérium du Dauphiné continued where yesterday’s stage six ended, and today Trek Factory Racing was prominent in the action from the very start. Riccardo Zoidl jumped into the first breakaway that formed from the gun as he joined 13 riders that gained an immediate advantage.
13 Jun 2015 - 19:00

Cancellara a close second in opening Suisse prologue

Fabian Cancellara attacked the short 5.1-kilometer prologue at the Tour de Suisse as best he could after battling a throat infection and a round of antibiotics a few days prior to the start of the WorldTour 10-day race. Starting towards the end of 152 riders lining up at this year’s race, Cancellara began conservatively and was four seconds slower at the intermediate split time around mid-point.
12 Jun 2015 - 16:30

Trek Factory Racing absent in stage 6 fireworks

Today was a day for Trek Factory Racing - already out of the fight for the overall classification in the Critérium du Dauphiné - to throw in all its cards and battle the frontline for a stab at stage glory, but for whatever reason it didn't play out as planned. It was a stage pegged for opportunists with the GC contenders expected to wait for the final two days, which finish on category one climbs. As predicted the 183-kilometer race kicked into high gear from kilometer zero, but the pinstripes were mostly absent from the early aggression...
11 Jun 2015 - 20:00

Nizzolo sprints to 6th in Gippingen

As every year the GP Kanton Aargau Gippingen featured plenty of the same roster that will lineup at the Tour de Suisse on Saturday, and with nine UCI ProTeams taking the start the competition was fierce. Held on a 12.1-kilometer circuit with a start and finish in the Swiss town of Gippingen, the peloton completed 15 laps for a total of 181.5-kilometers.
11 Jun 2015 - 16:00

First mountains a tough test

The Critérium du Dauphiné's first taste of the high hills resulted in some big changes in the general classification, leaving some struggling and others smiling. The 161-kilometer fifth stage from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup was the exact replica of stage 17 in the upcoming Tour de France.
10 Jun 2015 - 18:00

Last of flats, Dauphiné heads to the big hills

The 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné is split into two distinct halves with all the climbing jammed into the latter part; the final four stages are chockfull of uphills, including a climb to the finish each day, and the race for the overall begins in earnest tomorrow.
9 Jun 2015 - 15:45

Dauphiné TTT shuffles leaderboard

Trek Factory Racing stopped the clock in 31 minutes and 12 seconds for the 24.5-kilometer hilly team time trial at the Critérium du Dauphiné, and when the times of all 21 teams were tallied they stood in 17th place. It was not the result the pinstripes were hoping for and it left the team’s GC contenders over a minute down on many GC rivals. However, with plenty of hills packed into the final days the race has just begun, and team director Alain Gallopin was optimistic despite the small setback.
8 Jun 2015 - 16:15

Sprinters rule stage 2, TFR hungrily await climbs

The sprinters made certain the 173-kilometer stage two at the Critérium du Dauphiné wouldn’t end with a stage one repeat after they were thwarted by a late attack; when the day’s well-controlled three-man break were finally reeled in the fastmen went to war, and today nothing prevented the bunch sprint.
7 Jun 2015 - 15:45

Dauphiné opens with tricky Albertville circuit

The 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné kicked off with a 131.5-kilomter circuit race around Albertville with the principal difficulty on paper a short but steep 1.2-kilometer climb. But the circuit, navigated six times by a jittery peloton on opening day, proved to be more than a walk in the park, explained Bauke Mollema.