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17 Feb 2017 - 18:30

Alberto Contador cedes leader's jersey by one second

Alberto Contador knew it was going to be difficult to defend his slight race lead in the Vuelta a Andalucía Friday in the 11.9-kilometer time trial, and when he sprinted across the finish, he missed only one second to keep claim of the red jersey. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) completed the undulating time trial in a time of 14:55:510, one second behind eventual stage winner Victor Campenaerts (LottoNL-Jumbo), and all eyes turned to the final two finishers.
16 Feb 2017 - 19:15

Contador grabs race lead with thrilling attack in queen stage

Alberto Contador's powerful and thrilling attack in the final three kilometers of stage two at the Vuelta a Andalucia earned him second place and the new leader's jersey of the five-day race. It was a brave move by Contador whose fierce acceleration opened a significant gap, but it was still far to go to the line, allowing his opposition to close back time. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was the only rider to make it back to the Spaniard's wheel...
15 Feb 2017 - 20:15

Degenkolb opens Algarve with a 5th place

John Degenkolb sprinted to 5th place in the first stage at Volta ao Algarve after some messy and chaotic final kilometers resulted in the team unable to line up its train correctly. The result was not worth much to a sprinter gunning for first place, but in the fickle game of sprinting with new teammates and a long season ahead, it was nothing to be disappointed about either, explained Degenkolb.
15 Feb 2017 - 19:15

Contador animates in his first race of the season

There was no easing into the season for Alberto Contador in the first stage at the Vuelta a Andalucia Wednesday with a category one climb tucked into the final kilometers, but for the feisty Spaniard it played to his panache perfectly and made for a thrilling start to the year. The Trek-Segafredo team led the peloton into the business end of the race, first driving the pace to catch back the breakaway, then continuing their searing speed to lead Contador into the decisive climb.
12 Feb 2017 - 16:30

Felline wins Trofeo Laigueglia

Fabio Felline, racing with the Italian National team, won the 54th edition of Trofeo Laigueglia Sunday. Felline launched an attack on the final climb with around 10 kilometers remaining and opened a small 8-second gap. In the run-in to the line he stretched his lead to 30 seconds and had enough time to savor his win in his first race start of 2017.
4 Feb 2017 - 15:30

Degenkolb 5th in final Dubai stage, secures 3rd overall

The Dubai Tour has been a race of sprints ruled by Marcel Kittel (Quick Step-Floors), and Saturday was the last chance for the team and John Degenkolb to try and snatch another victory and unseat the king from his throne. But when the desert dust settled for the decisive time, Kittel had notched his third win and the overall title, while Degenkolb settled for fifth and the third step of the general classification podium.
2 Feb 2017 - 14:15

Degenkolb sprints to first win in Dubai stage 3

Third time's the charm. John Degenkolb timed his jump perfectly and sprinted to his first win this season in stage three at the Dubai Tour. After two stages of finishing fourth, Degenkolb - positioned perfectly again by the Trek-Segafredo leadout - nailed the finale Thursday, this time waiting before jumping around Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) in the final meters to grab a huge victory.
1 Feb 2017 - 16:00

Same result but much improved leadout in Dubai stage two

Little changed for the 186-kilometer stage two at the Dubai Tour as Marcel Kittel (Quick Step-Floors) sprinted to his second straight win and John Degenkolb finished again in fourth place. Except it was anything but a carbon copy of yesterday for Trek- Segafredo, who executed a much improved and nearly-perfect leadout in only their second time working with their new sprinter, something that bodes well for the season.
31 Jan 2017 - 14:30

Degenkolb 4th in season's first test in Dubai

The hyped first battle of the season between some of the world's best sprinters unfolded as predicted in stage one at the Dubai Tour, and Marcel Kittel (Quick Step-Floors) won the shootout Tuesday. John Degenkolb just missed the top three with a fourth place but was satisfied in the first test of the year. The 181-kilometer stage saw sunny skies and a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius...
29 Jan 2017 - 23:15

Mollema clinches overall in Vuelta a San Juan

Bauke Mollema arrived safely with the peloton in the final stage to clinch the overall victory in the seven day Veulta a San Juan Sunday. For Mollema, who started his season earlier and in better form than in previous years, it was certification his winter training had paid off. For the team, there was no better way to ease into the year than by taking a January victory.
29 Jan 2017 - 06:30

Theuns 26th in thrilling Cadel Evans Race

Edward Theuns was the highest finisher for the team in the Cadel Evan Great Ocean Road Race, narrowly missing the selection on the final ascent and arriving with the second group just over half a minute later for 26th place. It was not the result the team aimed for coming into the newly crowned WorldTour event. The 174-kilometer race begun slowly...
27 Jan 2017 - 19:45

Mollema climbs into overall lead in San Juan

Bauke Mollema crossed the line in fifth place, 12 seconds behind winner Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi) to claim the overall race lead in the Vuelta a San Juan, Friday. The 162.5-kilometer stage five presented the only significant climb in the weeklong race – making it a one-shot deal for the overall classification after the time trial of stage three. With two sprint stages remaining, Mollema is poised to win his second stage race of his career after the Tour of Alberta in 2015.
26 Jan 2017 - 01:00

Mollema 2nd, Brändle 3rd, in San Juan time trial

Bauke Mollema gave an impressive early season effort in the stage three time trial at the Vuelta a San Juan, finishing in second place with a time of 14:06 for the 11.9-kilometer course. Mollema was three seconds off the winning time set by Ramunas Navardauskas (Bahrain Merida), and four seconds ahead of teammate Matthias Brändle, giving the pinstriped team two of the top three spots and putting them in good position ahead of the queen stage Friday.
24 Jan 2017 - 04:45

Mix-up mars stage one finish in San Juan for Van Poppel

Coming into the final kilometer of the first stage of the Vuelta a San Juan, Marco Coledan had Boy Van Poppel on his wheel; the two were situated in the top 10 positions, poised for the forthcoming sprint when misfortune struck. The leading vehicles went straight, as indicated in the road book, and a good part of the peloton followed, including Van Poppel and Coledan.
22 Jan 2017 - 06:45

De Kort sprints to 7th in final TDU stage

Trek-Segafredo displayed solid teamwork in the final laps of the stage six criterium. Leading over the finish line for the final lap they appeared in control, but the course was tricky to maintain position, explained Koen de Kort who, normally the last leadout, ending up making the sprint and finished seventh. Ewan (Orica-Scott) made a clean sweep of every bunch sprint in the six-day event, handily taking his fourth win Sunday - and fifth when adding in the opening People's Choice criterium.
21 Jan 2017 - 06:00

Guerreiro cedes white on Willunga

Ruben Guerreiro gave a valiant effort on the final climb of Willunga Hill, but the searing pace set from the bottom was too much for the young Portuguese climber who crossed the line in 21st place, losing the best young rider's jersey to Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo of (Katusha-Alpecin) by 18 seconds.
20 Jan 2017 - 07:00

Guerreiro defends best young rider jersey in stage 4

Ruben Guerreiro defended his lead in the best young rider competition in the erratic bunch finish of stage four at the Santos Tour Down Under, sprinting across the line in 15th place to ensure the white jersey will be on his back into the critical stage five Saturday.
19 Jan 2017 - 06:15

Theuns 5th, Guerreiro safeguards white in TDU stage three

Edward Theuns bettered his stage one finish with a fifth place after a near-perfect leadout from the team, while Ruben Guerreiro also snuck into the top 10, finishing 9th, to safeguard his best young rider's jersey for another day. Stage three in the Santos Tour Down Under favored the sprinters and the projected bunch finish played out when the last rider of a four-man breakaway, controlled carefully during the 144-kilometer race, was caught in the final kilometers.
18 Jan 2017 - 06:15

Guerreiro shines in first WorldTour test

Ruben Guerreiro crossed the line in 7th place and claimed the Best Young Rider's jersey in what some were touting as the queen stage of the Santos Tour Down Under, Wednesday. The 148.5-kilometer stage was a leg breaker: the relentless up and down parcours led to a tough uphill finish to Paracombe, the first GC test of the six-day race.
17 Jan 2017 - 05:30

Extreme heat reduces stage one in Tour Down Under

Edward Theuns sprinted to eighth place in a heat-shortened stage one at the Santos Tour Down Under Tuesday. To no one's surpirse, Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), who also won the criterim in Adelaide, captured the bunch sprint into Lyndoch and will wear the leader's jersey into stage two tomorrow.