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28 May 2017 - 18:30

Van Poppel third in Belgium Tour final stage

Boy van Poppel sprinted to third place in a high-paced final stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour, Sunday, and capped off a successful race for Trek-Segafredo. Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal) won the final stage sprint, capitalizing on a strong leadout by his team, while the fight behind was for his wheel, explained van Poppel.
27 May 2017 - 20:00

Guerreiro second in Belgium Tour queen stage

Ruben Guerreiro almost pulled off the biggest moment of his young career by nearly winning the queen stage at the Baloise Belgium Tour Saturday, only beaten to the line in the final meters of stage four by breakaway compatriot Maurits Lammertink of Katusha-Alpecin. It was a monstrous effort from the young 22-year-old Portuguese, who joined a strong 12-man breakaway, then later attacked and instigated a five-rider selection that held off a furious chase from behind.
27 May 2017 - 18:30

Giro: Mollema 9th in final road stage

Bauke Mollema overcame a rough moment in the first long climb of stage 20 to finish strongly on the last mountain ascent, and ended the final road stage at the 100th Giro d'Italia in ninth place, securing his seventh place in the overall. As expected, the GC battle exploded on the last uphill of the three-week race...
26 May 2017 - 21:00

Giro: Mollema resilient through stage 19 fireworks

While the fireworks erupted – midway and again in the finish – in a highly entertaining stage 19 at the Giro d'Italia Friday, Bauke Mollema continued to show resiliency, thwarting off the earlier threat, and then climbing with the general classification leaders in the summit finish to hold his seventh place overall.
26 May 2017 - 19:15

Brändle wins time trial in Baloise Belgium Tour

Matthias Brändle rebounded from a disappointing stage two in the Baloise Belgium Tour to capture the victory in the stage three time trial, Friday. It was an especially sweet win for Brändle after he felt he let his team down when he missed the key move that went over the Kemmelberg in Thursday's race.
25 May 2017 - 18:45

Giro stage 18: Mollema 8th in big GC showdown

It was not labeled the queen stage, but with five categorized climbs jammed into a relatively short 137 kilometers, stage 18 was ruthless and worthy of the royal title. It all came to a head on the final ascent where the GC contenders threw everything they had at each other in an exciting showdown, but when the dust settled, the top seven overall remained unaltered.
24 May 2017 - 18:30

Baloise Belgium Tour: Theuns caught up in finish crash

"This was a crash test for my back. And my back passed the test. Phew." Those were the first words from Edward Theuns after a late crash ended his bid to repeat his win last year in the first stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour Wednesday. Instead, a touch of wheels in the final 150 meters thrust him full-force to the ground.
24 May 2017 - 18:15

Giro stage 17: Bernard 10th after gritty effort in breakaway

Julien Bernard gave a gritty effort in stage 17 at the Giro d'Italia Wednesday by joining the large breakaway with teammate Peter Stetina, and fighting to keep in contact after numerous attacks kept splitting the group. The last medium mountain stage of the three-week tour had breakaway written all over it, and after three men escaped a 40-strong chase group formed behind with Stetina and Bernard on-board.
23 May 2017 - 19:00

Giro stage 16: Mollema 7th in queen stage

Bauke Mollema led a small group of GC contenders home for 7th place in stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia Tuesday, a good result after almost six and a half hours of punishing parcours. Unfortunately, Mollema's effort was good, but Dominico Pozzovivo's was better: the AG2R La Mondiale rider finished ahead by more than a minute and leapfrogged Mollema in the overall classification.
21 May 2017 - 18:15

Giro: Mollema 10th in a punishing fast stage 15

Bauke Mollema rebounded back to his usual form in a hard-hitting stage 15 at the Giro d'Italia Sunday, arriving at the finish with the small GC favorites group after a searing-fast race and a series of climbs in the final part pared the peloton to its strongest. A feisty Mollema attacked in the final 600-700 meters, hoping to catch out the faster finishers, but was caught 150 meters from the line and finished in 10th.
21 May 2017 - 01:45

Amgen TOC: Degenkolb's gritty effort thwarted by breakaway

The final stage of the Amgen Tour of California was short and tough, and when a breakaway escaped with fourth place overall Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data) and three teammates of the persistent Rally cycling team - easily the most aggressive if not best team this week - the stage was set for a final, exciting showdown.
20 May 2017 - 19:30

Giro stage 14: Mollema falters, but belief holds strong for final week

Bauke Mollema was led full speed by his teammates into the bottom of Oropa, the 11-kilometer finish climb of stage 14, but when the gradient increased and the pace, already full-on, never relented, Mollema found himself in difficulty. Mollema lost contact to the leaders in the final few kilometers and by the finish of the grueling uphill, had lost 1 minute and 44 seconds. It was not the ending he envisioned, and when we caught up to him after the race, although clearly disheartened, he was not about to throw in the towel.
20 May 2017 - 01:45

Amgen TOC: Zubeldia time trials into 10th GC

Zubeldia stopped the clock in 29 minutes and 29 seconds, only one minute and two seconds behind stage winner Jonathan Dibben (Sky). It was more than a solid performance from the veteran Basque cyclist on a course not suited to his climbing strengths and it moved him into 10th place overall.
19 May 2017 - 18:30

Giro S13: Stuyven battles back with podium placing in final sprint stage

Stage 13 was the final chance for the sprinters in the 2017 Giro d'Italia, and there was no doubt the day would end in a fast, bunched and highly chaotic dash to the line. However, before Jasper Stuyven could turn his thoughts to the sprint, he had to keep team leader Bauke Mollema protected, especially when a side wind kicked up in the final 20 kilometers.
18 May 2017 - 17:45

Giro: Stuyven 9th in stage 12 bunch sprint

Stage 12 at the 2017 Giro d'Italia ended in a fast, bunched finish and Jasper Stuyven freelanced his way as best he could and ended with a top ten finish. It was, of course, not a result he was aiming for, but on his own, vying against other team's speed, power and interest to keep their fastmen up there, protected, he found the tables are easily turned against a lone wolf.
18 May 2017 - 01:00

TOC stage 4: Breakaway succeeds, Dege 2nd in field sprint

The 159.5-kilometer stage four was tipped for the sprinters, but when a breakaway of five was granted a generous nine minutes and had a wind-aided 50-kilometer run-in after the final climb, the peloton got it wrong by 13 seconds. While the five leaders duked it out for victory, John Degenkolb battled against the other fast men down the long, wide-open boulevard to the finish...
17 May 2017 - 18:00

Giro stage 11: Nizzolo DNS, Didier crashes out, Mollema safely through a difficult day

Trek-Segafredo tolerated much more than a punishing parcours in stage 11 at the Giro d'Italia Wednesday when Giacomo Nizzolo did not take the start after days of suffering from allergies, and Laurent Didier cashed hard on a descent after hitting a wooden roadside barrier with his left leg. Despite being down two men, the team rallied around Bauke Mollema to see him safely through a challenging 161-kilometer stage...
16 May 2017 - 18:00

Giro Stage 10: Mollema into 3rd GC after solid TT

While his fellow countryman Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) smashed the 39.8-kilometer stage 10 time trial, taking the win and a firm hold on pink, Bauke Mollema's time was enough to move him one spot forward in the overall classification into 3rd place. The length of the time trial at nearly 40 kilometers could have inflicted significant damage to the GC...
15 May 2017 - 01:30

TOC Stage 1: Degenkolb 4th in Sacramento

John Degenkolb sprinted to fourth in the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California Sunday, profiting from a good lead by the team but wishing for a harder stage to help lessen the speed of his rivals. After Markel Irizar and Kiel Reijnen had worked to keep Degenkolb in the top positions...
14 May 2017 - 18:15

Giro stage 9: Mollema 4th on grueling Blockhaus climb

Bauke Mollema rose to the occasion in the Giro's first important climbing test that ended stage nine Sunday, finishing in fourth place up the grueling Blockhaus climb and moving into fourth place overall. There was no hiding on the 13.6-kilometer long summit finish with gradients over 9% and peaking at 14% for almost 10 kilometers.