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25 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Mollema climbs to 7th overall in penultimate stage

Bauke Mollema continued where he finished off in Friday’s stage 19 with another strong climbing day to move up another rung in the leaderboard. Mollema, who started the day in eighth overall, climbed the final mountain of this year’s Tour de France - the famed Alpe d’Huez - often leading the select group that also contained Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali to finish with enough time to jump ahead of Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) into seventh place.
 
24 Jul 2015 - 19:15
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Mollema rebounds to form, climbs into 8th GC

Bauke Mollema returned to his usual aptitude for climbing mountains as he finished with the select group of favorites in stage 19 at the Tour de France and climbed one spot in the general classification to eighth. The short but fierce 138-kilometer queen stage began with a 15-kilometer category one climb and the fireworks began immediately.
 
23 Jul 2015 - 19:45
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Jungels 4th as Mollema fights to keep 9th GC

The Alps are proving to be a bittersweet battleground for Trek Factory Racing as Bob Jungels continues to show strong form, again joining the day’s breakaway to finish with his best result in fourth, while Bauke Mollema struggles in a tight fight to maintain his top 10 in the general classification.
 
22 Jul 2015 - 21:00
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Van Poppel sprints to second in GP Cerami

It was a small group that sprinted for the win in the 211-kilometer Grand Prix Cerami Wednesday with Philippe Gilbert (BMC) coming out on top, just edging out Trek Factory Racing’s Danny van Poppel who finished a close second. With every team represented in the 42-man bunch that finally moved clear after repeated attempts were made to form a breakaway, there was no incentive to chase behind, and it soon became apparent the winner would come from the large front group.
 
22 Jul 2015 - 19:15
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Mollema holds GC despite rough first day in Alps

The day following the rest day is always precarious, and Wednesday’s stage 17 at the Tour de France was again testament to that. Bauke Mollema struggled midway through the 161-kilometer stage, and if not for the help of his teammates, notably Bob Jungels, he may have lost his grip on the top 10 in the general classification.
 
20 Jul 2015 - 19:30
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Jungels marks best Tour result, Mollema climbs to 9th GC

Bob Jungels pedaled his way to a notable fifth place in the 201-kilometer stage 16 at the Tour de France, while some 18 minutes later Bauke Mollema crossed the line with the small yellow jersey group of favorites to move up one spot in the overall classification.
 
19 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Status quo as stage 15 ends in bunch sprint

The Tour de France organisation claimed stage 15 a sprint stage but with the lumpy start followed by a stiff 8-kilometer long category two climb later in the day it was touch and go if the sprinters would arrive at the finish of the 183-kilometer race. A strong nine-man breakaway escaped in the early hills causing a fast and furious pace that did not relent until they were brought back with more than 40 kilometers remaining.
 
18 Jul 2015 - 18:30
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Jungels 8th from stage 14 breakaway, Mollema maintains GC

Bob Jungels was given the green light to join a breakaway and he was quick to bridge across to the early escapees in the opening kilometers of the 178.5-kilomter stage 14 Saturday. The Tour de France transition stages give a chance to those not riding for GC to battle for stage glory, and Jungels, 22, knew today’s stage was a perfect opportunity to test his growing form.
 
17 Jul 2015 - 18:30
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Near scare for Mollema with late puncture

The short but sharp uphill finish to the 198.5-kilometer stage 13 at the Tour de France presented another tricky ending, one where the GC contenders had to be on their toes to avoid any time loss. Trek Factory Racing was attentive, moving Bauke Mollema upward in the peloton in the final five kilometers to be in good position for a finish he normally favors when disaster struck.
 
16 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Mollema inches forward on Plateau de Beille

The third straight day in the mountains at the Tour de France ended with a summit finish up the iconic Plateau de Beille, one of the hardest climbs of the Pyrenees. While a breakaway animated for the stage 12 win, the battle for GC played out in exciting fashion behind – it was a day of two distinct races and both gave a thrilling show.
 
16 Jul 2015 - 14:30
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Steegmans announces retirement from professional cycling

Gert Steegmans has announced his immediate retirement from professional cycling today. The 34-year-old Belgian steps away from the sport after 13 years as a pro. Steegmans asked the management to be relieved of his contract and cites an absence of purpose to come back after several crashes and injuries as the cause.
 
15 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Feisty Mollema gains 10th GC

Trek Factory Racing played an aggressive role in the 188-kilometer stage 11, from the race start with Bob Jungels joining a four-man breakaway, then at race end with a late surprise attack by Bauke Mollema. Mollema’s pivotal move with four kilometers remaining gained him enough time at the finish to move him one spot forward in the overall classification into 10th place.
 
14 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Despite less than stellar climb, Mollema moves into 11th GC

One hundred and eighty-three riders clipped into their pedals to start the 167-kilometer stage 10 toward the first mountain summit finish of this year’s Tour de France, a 15.3-kilometer beast at 7.4%. After nine stages the first long climb is always a shock to the system, and coming after the first rest day made it even more precarious – how would the legs respond was certainly a question on many riders’ minds.
 
12 Jul 2015 - 18:00
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Trek Factory Racing 11th in tricky TTT

It was a critical day for the general classification at the Tour de France and Trek Factory Racing pulled out everything they had to finish in a time of 33:40 for the 28-kilomter team time trial, good enough for 11th place of 22 teams. Trek Factory Racing was never expected to be a contender for the win, rather the goal was to limit its losses to other GC rivals, and when the final score was tallied Bauke Mollema had dropped from 10th to 16th in GC.
 
11 Jul 2015 - 18:15
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Mollema 9th, moves into top 10 GC

Stage eight at the Tour de France featured the race’s second “wall” finish; this time the two-kilometer long Mûr-de-Bretagne hosted the fireworks at race end. Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale) jumped with some 500 meters to go and crossed the line five seconds ahead of a chasing Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cannondale). Movistar's Alejandro Valverde led a 25-strong group, which included Bauke Mollema (9th), Julian Arredondo (11th) and Bob Jungels (27th), across the finish another five seconds later for third.
 
10 Jul 2015 - 18:00
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A day to recharge for Trek Factory Racing

The 190.5-kilometer stage seven was a classic sprint stage at the Tour de France and when the day’s escape was finally steamrolled after the peloton played them like a yo-yo for most of the race, the sprinters began champing at the bit. All of Trek Factory Racing arrived safely with a complete peloton after a day, finally, with no major incident
 
9 Jul 2015 - 19:15
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Crash derails stage 6 finish

The sun broke through and the winds calmed to a gentle breeze for the 191.5-kilometer stage six from Abbeville to Le Havre, and the peloton could finally take a deep breath and relax after four consecutive days of stressful racing at the Tour de France. However it was simply a calm before the storm as a touch of wheels in finale in the front 12 positions by yellow jersey Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) resulted in a nasty crash that delayed most of the peloton, including all of Trek Factory Racing.
 
8 Jul 2015 - 18:30
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Mollema safely through tense, crash-filled stage five

Cool, windy and wet conditions greeted the riders in the 189.5-kilometer stage five at the Tour de France Wednesday, and it was a tense peloton that pedaled through brisk 35km/h winds all day, each corner changing its direction and keeping everyone on constant edge.
 
7 Jul 2015 - 18:45
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Mollema conquers feared cobblestone stage

Stage four, one of the most feared and talked about stages of the 2015 Tour de France, played out in an anticipated and impressive fashion as the seven sectors of cobbles – six in the final 46 kilometers – whittled down the peloton to a select 35 riders by the end of the lengthy 223.5-kilometer race. Bauke Mollema successfully conquered the dreaded cobblestones to finish in 16th place.
 
6 Jul 2015 - 21:30
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Stage three crash ends Cancellara’s Tour de France

Fabian Cancellara was whisked off to the hospital for a CT scan shortly after he crossed the finish line of the crash-marred stage three at the Tour de France, and hours later the news confirmed the worst: two transverse process fractures in two vertebrae bones of the lower back.

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