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26 Mar 2015 - 19:45

Zoidl mighty in queen stage breakaway

There was nothing to lose for the Austrian National Champion in stage four after a less than stellar stage three yesterday at the Volta a Catalunya. It was the toughest day by far in the Volta a Catalunya. The peloton tackled four Pyrenean ascents in the 188.4-kilometer stage four, three that were rated first category, plus the penultimate 21-kilometer hors categorie la Creuta climb.
26 Mar 2015 - 17:45

Felline 7th, Schleck returns strong in Corsica Classica

Fabio Felline sprinted to seventh place in the first edition of Corsica Classica, a new race on the UCI calendar ahead of the Critérium International that starts Saturday. Fränk Schleck also showed in Thursday’s new event that he has rebounded from his debilitating injury, a promising sign for Trek Factory Racing to have one of its leaders back in action ahead of the Ardennes Classics.
25 Mar 2015 - 20:15

First mountain stage alters GC in Catalunya

It was the first crack at mountains in Volta a Catalnya’s third stage and although the weather was more favorable Wednesday, the climbs, descents and numerous crashes threw turmoil into the race and left many GC rivals in disarray. Trek Factory Racing’s Haimar Zubeldia and Riccardo Zoidl joined many other GC hopefuls on the short-end of the stick that resulted from crashes disrupting the nature of the race.
25 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Crashes spoil the day for Trek Factory Racing

Belgium races are considered some of the hardest and toughest to be found anywhere, and today Dwars door Vlaanderen was quintessential Belgium racing: rain, cold, and relentless cobbled steep climbs all on narrow, twisting roads. It all resulted in an epic, hard-man’s race. Trek Factory Racing came into today’s 200-kilometer Flanders Classic with lofty goals and high motivations, but left the race battered, bruised and licking wounds instead.
24 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Silvestre sprints to 8th in Catalunya second stage

The second stage parcours coupled with rainy, cold weather at the Volta a Catalunya indicated it could be another unpredictable ending for a second straight day. The final 20 kilometers of the 191.8-kilometer race were predominantly uphill and when paired with small, narrow roads it made for a complicated finish.
23 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Peculiar start to Volta a Catalunya

It was anything but a customary start to a WorldTour event as a three-man breakaway rode to the finish to combat the win in the 185.2-kilometer first stage of the Volta a Catalunya.The trio escaped late in a tough opening day that contained three category-rated climbs, including a punishing category-one topping out 63 kilometers from the end.
22 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Cancellara sprints to seventh in Milan-Sanremo

As in previous years, the 293-kilometer Milan-Sanremo came to a dramatic crescendo in the final 25 kilometers beginning with the ascent of the Cipressa and culminating with the climb and hair-pin descent of the Poggio. With the rain stopped and roads predominantly dry and every late escape neutralized it was a 30-strong bunch that stormed into the final 2-kilometer flat run-in to the finish.
19 Mar 2015 - 17:30

Nizzolo sprints to first season victory in GP Nobili

Giacomo Nizzolo won the Gran Premio Nobili Rubinetterie Thursday, winning from a reduced bunch sprint that arrived after 187.5 kilometers. It was his first victory this season and a much-needed win for the Italian sprinter who is often knocking on the door with numerous top three results to his name, but not the desired top podium step.
18 Mar 2015 - 18:15

Van Poppel 6th in Nokere Koerse

It was a heated battle for positioning leading into the final corners to the short, cobbled uphill in the finale of the 198-kilometer semi-Classic Nokere Koerse in Belgium. As Etixx-Quick Step and Lotto Soudal led the peloton in a blistering pace into the final kilometer, Gert Steegmans appeared at the last moment with uncanny timing to drop Danny van Poppel into prime real estate with some 300 meters to go.
17 Mar 2015 - 17:45

Trek Factory Racing revels in Cancellara’s victory, Mollema’s second overall

After a week of superb teamwork and two straight days in foul weather Trek Factory Racing was rewarded with the final stage victory and the second step of the final podium Tuesday in Tirreno-Adriatico. Fabian Cancellara paced himself to a spectacular win for the 10-kilometer individual time trial that concluded the weeklong race, as Bauke Mollema rode one of his best ever races against the clock to hold onto second place on the final podium.
16 Mar 2015 - 18:30

Trek Factory Racing prevails in waterlogged stage six

It was a soggy, long day in the saddle for the 210-kilometer penultimate stage in Tirreno-Adriatico. The cold, rain pelted all day making riders indistinguishable clad in black leggings, dark rain jackets, long fingered gloves and rain caps pulled low. Trek Factory Racing’s strategy was simple but vital: get second placed Bauke Mollema over the finish line safe and sound.
15 Mar 2015 - 18:45

Mollema climbs into second in snowy queen stage

It was an epic summit finish to the 197-kilometer queen stage in Tirreno-Adriatico Sunday as riders endured a snow-enshrouded finale in the first big test of the general classification. Bauke Mollema rode to a gutsy second-placed finish, also landing in second place in the overall.
15 Mar 2015 - 16:30

Rainy Col d'Èze TT ends Paris-Nice

The rain and cold weather continued for the final stage in Paris-Nice, but with only an uphill road to contest it poised little hindrance to the riders’ final effort of the 8-day race. Riccardo Zoidl stopped the clock in 21:32; he came across the line for a provisionally fourth best time. He would hold onto a top ten until the last of the GC contenders battling for the overall finished, officially claiming 15th place (+1’09”).
14 Mar 2015 - 19:15

Wet, cold craft merciless day in Paris-Nice mountain stage

The penultimate stage in Paris-Nice, the final mass romp in the mountains ahead of an uphill time trial tomorrow, proved to wreak more havoc than anticipated as rain and cold assaulted the peloton. Today turned into a race of subsistence for most.
14 Mar 2015 - 18:00

Mollema moves to 7th GC ahead of Tirreno queen stage

Stage four, the longest stage of the seven-day Tirreno-Adriatico at 226 kilometers, ended with two ascents of a steep climb that proved to be a perfect launchpad for late moves. Julián Arredondo joined a dangerous move on the first time up while the winning attack came on the second, as Dutchman Wout Poels (Sky) soloed to an impressive win.
13 Mar 2015 - 18:45

Paris-Nice throws mountain, hills into sprint stage

Soon after the flag dropped to signify the start of the 192.5-kilometer stage five the road tilted upwards as the peloton tackled the 12-kilometer Col de la République. The mountain split the peloton, but it was too early for things to remain ghettoized for long. However, it did manage to zap many legs, and with a strong five-man move riding clear on the long climb an unremitting quick pace continued for the remainder of the undulating parcours.
13 Mar 2015 - 17:15

Cancellara fifth in uphill sprint in Tirreno

It was a tricky finish for the third stage in Tirreno-Adriatico with a 5% twisty ramp to the finish line, and positioning was key leading into the final kilometer. The battle for the front was everything as Stijn Devolder and Yaroslav Popovych made a huge effort to put Fabian Cancellara at the head of affairs. With a few hundred meters remaining Cancellara was in the top three, however, the effort to get there thwarted anything better than a fifth place as Greg van Avermaet (BMC) launched his sprint early and held on to take the win.
12 Mar 2015 - 18:15

Paris-Nice summit finish begins to shape final GC

The queen stage of Paris-Nice ended with Team Sky throwing a big punch that resulted in a one-two finish atop the Croix de Chaubouret summit. Riccardo Zoidl remained with the top climbers until the attacks began in the final three kilometers, where he was forced to settle into a more humane pace. He was the first of Trek Factory Racing across the line in 21st place (+1’12”).
12 Mar 2015 - 17:15

Crash-marred stage two in Tirreno

There was little doubt stage two in Tirreno-Adriatico would end in a sprint finish, but a jittery peloton raging at full-speed left mangled piles of bodies two times in the final 12 kilometers. Yaroslav Popovych and Jesse Sergent were caught up in the first melee with around 12kms to go, with Popo flying over his handlebars superman style and taking the brunt of the fall on his hip. Sergent came away unscathed, but the tough Ukrainian was in obvious pain as he crossed the finish line minutes after stage winner Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal).
11 Mar 2015 - 19:15

Nizzolo sprints to third in Paris-Nice

Giacomo Nizzolo recompensed yesterday’s poor finish with a third place in the 179-kilometer stage three at Paris-Nice Wednesday. Michael Matthews won the undulating stage after a textbook lead out from his Orica GreenEdge teammates, and Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) just edged Nizzolo for second.