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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.
13 May 2017 - 18:15

Giro: Didier joins breakaway, Mollema safely through a tough transition stage

Laurent Didier joined a large 16-man breakaway while Bauke Mollema had to be on his toes in the hard-hitting parcours of stage eight at the Giro d'Italia Saturday. While the break group was whittled to its strongest over the relentless final part of the 189-kilometer race and the stage win contested by four men - three after Valerio Conti crashed in a tight bend in the last kilometer - the peloton was pared to around 45 riders.
12 May 2017 - 19:30

Giro stage 7: Stuyven fifth, keeps nose in maglia ciclamino hunt

It was a long, composed march to a frenzied ending as another stressful and tricky city circuit concluded the 224-kilometer stage seven at the Giro d'Italia. Playing off the other teams' leadouts, Jasper Stuyven freelanced to another top finish, sprinting to fifth place.
11 May 2017 - 19:30

Giro Stage 6: Stuyven narrowly misses victory

Jasper Stuyven narrowly missed victory in stage six of the Giro d'Italia Thursday, beaten to the line by breakaway compatriot Silvan Dillier (BMC) and settling for a heartbreaking second place. It was a hard pill to swallow for Stuyven, who with teammate Mads Pedersen instigated the five-man breakaway and threw everything they had into the effort for over 200 kilometers only to be edged in the final uphill meters.
10 May 2017 - 19:00

Giro: Stuyven 9th in choatic finish to stage five

Jasper Stuyven had the green light to contest the bunch sprint that concluded stage five at the Giro d'Italia after Giacomo Nizzolo reported not feeling up to par and pulled the plug in the latter part of the race. In a stressful mad dash to the line, Stuyven was unable to find the open door he needed and finished in ninth place.
9 May 2017 - 18:45

Giro Stage 4: Mollema safely through first summit finish

Bauke Mollema finished with the small group of general classification favorites at the top of Mount Etna, the first mountain summit finish of the 2017 Giro d'Italia. The day after a rest day in a Grand Tour can be a dubious test for many riders uncertain how the legs will respond, but a stiff headwind up Etna aided in keeping the contenders together.
7 May 2017 - 18:00

Giro: Nizzolo third in frenzied ending to stage three

Stage three of the Giro d'Italia was shorter and flatter, but heaps more stressful. Today the headwind that plagued the peloton in the first two days turned into a gusting crosswind with 13 kilometers to go that wreaked havoc on the peloton. Everyone knew the point the crosswinds were coming, and it was a nervous bunch fighting for position ahead of the critical turn in direction.
6 May 2017 - 19:00

Giro: Stuyven sprints to third in stage two

The surprises continued for day two at the Giro d'Italia. On a day expected to be too hard for the pure sprinters, a bunched ending played out and Jasper Stuyven, who had hoped for the projected reduced group finish, still capitalized with a fantastic third place.
5 May 2017 - 19:15

Giro: Nizzolo sprints to 4th, Stuyven 7th, in opening stage

The sun shone in Sardinia for the opening stage of the centennial Giro d'Italia and a brisk cross-headwind kept the riders on edge all day and delayed the arrival of the peloton for the finish. It was a jittery bunch that roared into the final technical kilometers of the 206-kilometer first stage, a tad later than expected, and with a coveted maglia rosa on the line with the victory, hungrier than ever.