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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.
31 May 2015 - 20:30

Stuyven fifth in final Fjords stage

The final stage in the Tour des Fjords continued right where stage four left off with more punishing steep climbs in a tough finishing circuit, and when the dust settled after another fast stage the leader’s jersey changed shoulders one last time. Team Katusha had the last say after losing the leader’s jersey Saturday to Søren Kragh Andersen (Trefor-Blue Water), as Marco Haller grabbed the overall win Sunday after breaking away with three others in the closing kilometers. Jasper Stuyven won the sprint from the peloton that arrived 15 seconds behind the quartet, to take fifth place.
31 May 2015 - 19:30

Nizzolo wins maglia rossa on final day of Giro.

Giacomo Nizzolo secured the maglia rossa on the final day in the Giro d’Italia by taking the third place points in the second intermediate sprint behind a two-rider breakaway, then sprinting to fifth place as the escapees contested the stage win. When two riders escaped on the circuits it became a calculated game for Trek Factory Racing...
30 May 2015 - 20:15

Last of mountains, TFR ready for Milan

Saturday's stage 20 saw the last of the mountains in the Giro d’Italia and all that remains is one final stage into Milan for the fastmen tomorrow. For the general classification the race is all but done, but for Trek Factory Racing Sunday is the day they have patiently awaited since Giacomo first pulled on the red jersey as leader in the points competition three days ago.
30 May 2015 - 20:00

Steep climb shreds peloton, van Poppel joins late breakaway

The fourth stage at the Tour des Fjords inflicted big damage on the overall classification. Three men from a dangerous 15-rider late escape group, which also contained Danny van Poppel, were able to hold off the chasing peloton to contest the stage win, with the rest of the break arriving moments later.
29 May 2015 - 20:15

Stuyven 5th, maintains best young rider

The cold, wet conditions continued in Norway leaving a decimated peloton to sprint for a third straight day where Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) also scored his third successive victory. Jasper Stuyven sprinted to fifth to retain the white jersey for best young rider.
29 May 2015 - 18:00

Gritty effort by Felline in big mountain day

After nearly three weeks of hard-hitting racing, stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia offered up 236 kilometers and 4,800 meters (15,700 feet) of climbing covered almost entirely over the last 100 kilometers in three successive mountain ascents. In one word: agony.
28 May 2015 - 21:15

Stuyven sprints to second in Tour des Fjords

It was another cold and wet stage in Norway, but it didn’t stop the apparently untouchable Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) from snagging yet another home victory. Jasper Stuyven showed his sprinting prowess with a fantastic second place in the 215-kilometer second stage after a great final leadout from Danny van Poppel.
28 May 2015 - 19:15

Breakaway animates stage 18

Everyone knew today’s stage 18 in the Giro d’Italia was a perfect setting for a breakaway to succeed to the end, and it was a fast, aggressive start once again. Fabio Felline had the green light to jump in a breakaway, and he, as well as many others, belligerently attempted to form an escape. The elastic, stretched numerous times, finally snapped after 44 kilometers had been raced and 14 men got clearance to ride. It is never an easy feat to find the group that will shape the day’s breakaway and after frequent attempts when the 12 riders moved clear, Felline missed the boat.