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24 Jul 2016 - 21:15

Trek-Segafredo takes positives from 2016 Tour de France

Despite dropping from second to eleventh place overall, and the dream of standing on the final podium shattered after a crash-marred stage 19, Bauke Mollema and Trek-Segafredo, though disappointed, have recognized many positives from the 2016 Tour de France.
24 Jul 2016 - 21:00

Tour de France: Stuyven sprints to 6th in Paris

As each year, the sprinters had the last battle of the three-week Tour de France: a clash on the legendary Champs-Elysées, arguably the 'world championship' of fastmen, where Jasper Stuyven sprinted to a respectable 6th place. This is the Tour de France, and the final sprint into Paris is always a highly celebrated affair with the whole world watching...
23 Jul 2016 - 19:30

Tour de France: Mollema goes out fighting in final mountain stage

Bauke Mollema showed grit and determination in the final mountain stage of the 2016 Tour de France Saturday. When Mollema struggled on the penultimate ascent and fell off the pace of the GC contenders, the Tour appeared finished for the Dutch climber, who had ridden brilliantly until it all came crashing down on the wet, slick roads at the end of yesterday's race...
22 Jul 2016 - 19:30

Tour de France: crashes ruin Mollema's podium bid

After 18 stages of magnificent racing, everything unraveled in a few kilometers for Trek-Segafredo and Bauke Mollema at the end of stage 19. It all began with an unfortunate mishap at the worst possible moment when Mollema, sitting in second position, slid out in a wet, slick corner in the descent ahead of the finish climb. As the rest of the GC rivals sailed by, Haimar Zubeldia and Pete Stetina waited and then led the chase...
21 Jul 2016 - 19:00

Tour de France: Mollema defends 2nd GC after uphill TT

Bauke Mollema successfully defended his second place in the general classification after a 17-kilometer mostly uphill time trial Thursday, finishing in a time of 32 minutes and 8 seconds for 17th place. Mollema slipped behind his rivals at the first checkpoint after the flattest part of the course, but slowly chipped away the deficit as the road steepened.
20 Jul 2016 - 20:00

Cancellara withdraws from Tour de France to prepare Olympics

Fabian Cancellara won’t take the start in stage 18 of the Tour de France. After careful deliberation between Cancellara and the team management, a decision was made to allow the Swiss rider to rest and recover in preparation for the Olympic Games. “This was not an easy decision to take, but I feel it is the right one...
20 Jul 2016 - 19:00

Tour de France: Mollema digs deep to maintain 2nd GC in stage 17

Stage 17 offered the first of four consecutive tests between the general classification contenders, and the summit finish of the 184.5-kilometer mountain stage saw the first crack in Bauke Mollema's armor. Mollema slipped off the pace of his rivals with two kilometers to go on the steep climb, but dug deep and fought his way to the line to maintain his second place overall.
18 Jul 2016 - 20:00

Tour of Poland: Felline time trials onto first WorldTour podium

There is no other way to put it: Fabio Felline was phenomenal in the Tour of Poland. Felline ended the week of racing with another impressive effort in the 25-kilometer time trial Monday to secure second place overall, his first ever World Tour podium. In top form, this is vintage Felline...
18 Jul 2016 - 19:30

Tour de France: Cancellara sprints to 6th in hometown Bern

Fabian Cancellara finished stage 16 into his hometown Bern as best he could, battling against some fast legs to finish in a respectable 6th place. It was not the swan song everyone wanted in Cancellara's final Tour de France and a stage that finished five kilometers from his home, but after two weeks of racing in the Tour de France, fairy tale endings are rare.
17 Jul 2016 - 19:00

Tour de France: Mollema maintains 2nd GC through tricky stage 15

Bauke Mollema feared the short, intense stage 15 that passed through the Jura Mountains, not a big mountain stage where vast time differences were expected, but a day when everything could be lost. In the end, Mollema looked comfortable on all climbs...
16 Jul 2016 - 21:30

Tour of Poland: Felline 4th in epic stage five

You wouldn't know that Fabio Felline is competing in his first races after returning from a lengthy two-and half month layoff to a fractured skull, a result of a freak crash in the Amstel Gold Race in April. Felline rode an incredible race in the 225-kilometer stage five Saturday to cross the line in fourth place, soggy and utterly exhausted.
16 Jul 2016 - 18:30

Tour de France: Bunch sprint for stage 14; Mollema in safely

Stage 14 was the last chance for the sprinters before Paris and with an added headwind all day there was little doubt of a surprise ending Saturday. With Edward Theuns out of the Tour after fracturing a vertebra in the time trial yesterday, Jasper Stuyven was the go-to sprinter in today's 208.5-kilometer race. However, Stuyven decided to pull back from the chaotic finish and focus what energy he had on getting Bauke Mollema safely into the finish.
15 Jul 2016 - 21:45

Tour of Poland: Van Poppel fifth in stage four sprint

Boy van Poppel is one of the best lead-out men to be found in the peloton and rarely has an opportunity to sprint for himself. However, in the Tour of Poland stage four when Niccolo Bonifazio was unable to get over the stages tough climbs with the peloton, van Poppel was the team's designated sprinter and finished in a respectable 5th place in a tight finish over the line.
15 Jul 2016 - 20:15

Tour de France: Mollema crushes Time Trial, moves into 2nd overall

In an interview after stage 12, Bauke Mollema said he was looking forward to the stage 13 time trial after rigorous preparations for the race against the clock that included training on the grueling 37.5-kilometer course. Friday the lanky Dutchman put his specific preparations to the test...
14 Jul 2016 - 22:30

Tour de France: Mollema involved in late freak crash with motorbike

The shortened stage 12 on Mount Ventoux ended with a freak crash with one kilometer remaining that involved a TV motorbike and the leading trio of GC contenders Bauke Mollema, Richie Porte (BMC) and Chris Froome (Sky). While Mollema was able to remount and continue to the finish, both Porte and Froome had mechanical issues delaying them further.
14 Jul 2016 - 20:30

Tour of Poland: Bonifazio sprints to first WorldTour win in stage three

The third time was the charm for Niccolo Bonifazio in the Tour of Poland as he bettered the first two stage's bunch finishes with his first WorldTour win in stage three Thursday. After a fast start, the 240-kilometer race settled when the peloton consented to a five-man breakaway but similar to previous stages the final kilometers were thorny, this time with a few steep hills thrown in for measure.
13 Jul 2016 - 20:15

Tour of Poland: Bonifazio 6th in bunch sprint

While the crosswinds wreaked havoc and stole a showdown between sprinters in the Tour de France Wednesday, the Tour of Poland's stage two ended in traditional style. A five-man breakaway was caught in the final kilometers of the 153-kilometer race, and the fastmen sparred to the line where a photo finish determined the top three. Niccolo Bonifazio finished just behind in 6th place, not the result the young Italian sprinter was gunning for.
13 Jul 2016 - 19:15

Tour de France: Classics team rallies around Mollema

It was all about the wind in stage 11 at the Tour de France Wednesday. On paper it was a traditional sprint stage, but the crosswinds turned the tables, creating echelons and leaving panicked riders behind. When the road turned, and the wind directions changed, calmness would return, but not for long.
12 Jul 2016 - 19:15

Tour de France: breakaway contests stage; peloton has calm day

When a stage begins with a long, arduous climb, and everyone wants to be in the breakaway, the return to racing after the rest day was nothing less than cruel. It was war on the category-one Port d'Envalira climb (22kms at 5.5%) that pitched upwards at the start of stage 10 Tuesday, a painful start for all.
12 Jul 2016 - 18:30

Tour of Poland: Late attack steals win; Bonifazio 16th

Stage one of the Tour of Poland opened with a short 135-kilometer race ending with seven 13.8-kilometer circuits in the capital of Warsaw where a late attack on the final climb snatched victory from the sprinters. Niccolo Bonifazio found himself squeezed on the wrong side of the road when Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) launched on the corkscrew-like climb with 1.5 kilometers to go; his positioning lost he finished in a disappointing 16th place.