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19 Apr 2017 - 18:15

La Flèche Wallonne: A learning experience for Trek-Segafredo's young riders

Jarlinson Pantano was the team's designated leader for La Flèche Wallonne, but it was two of the team's youngsters, Michael Gogl, 23, and Ruben Guerreiro, 22, who also arrived with a decimated peloton at the foot of the punishing Mur de Huy for the third and last time.
18 Apr 2017 - 17:45

Croatia: Nizzolo nets 5th in comeback race

A long, cold and wet 227-kilometer sprint stage greeted the riders for the opening day at the Tour of Croatia, a pitiless return to competition for Giacomo Nizzolo, who started his first race of 2017. The expected sprint played out, but Nizzolo, far from his top form, couldn't prosper from the good leadout and excellent positioning and faded to fifth place in the last meters. It was not unexpected after his lengthy layoff to a nagging injury and with less than a month of hard training in his legs.
16 Apr 2017 - 18:45

Gogl shows promise with 8th in Amstel Gold Race

Michael Gogl, 23, demonstrated his proclivity for the Ardennes Classics with a convincing performance in Amstel Gold Race Sunday that saw him hold off the peloton for eighth place after he attacked in the closing kilometers. With a breakaway of seven up the road that a power-packed seven-man chase group...
9 Apr 2017 - 20:00

Stuyven caps a stellar team effort with fourth place in Paris-Roubaix

Jasper Stuyven raced a Paris-Roubaix beyond his years: off the front in a key breakaway for almost 40 kilometers, making the final decisive split of seven riders, and ultimately finishing in 4th place. Without a doubt, the 24-year-old put on a performance that showed he has a bright future in the iconic Monument.
8 Apr 2017 - 18:15

Alberto Contador time trials into second overall in Pais Vasco

Alberto Contador pulled everything he had out of his hat – even a bike change – but could not top Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) from winning the Vuelta al Pais Vasco Saturday, as he settled for second place. Again. On a 27.7-kilometer time trial course better suited to power riders, Contador knew he had to make his difference in the opening six-kilometer climb, and he rolled off the start ramp on his Project One Émonda.
7 Apr 2017 - 18:00

Contador 6th in queen stage as Pais Vasco heads into TT showdown

Alberto Contador finished in 6th place of the summit finish in stage five of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, losing three seconds in the final meters after he was hindered by BMC's Samuel Sanchez's crash. The top five riders hold the same time in the overall classification, with Contador in sixth place at three seconds. Tomorrow will be a showdown in 'the race of truth' and the final 27 kilometers of the week will decide it all.
6 Apr 2017 - 19:30

Pais Vasco: Contador survives crash, two bike changes, and late puncture

It was a crazy day. After crashing with just over 30 kilometers to go, changing to his spare bike, suffering another mechanical and swapping bikes with Julien Bernard at the bottom of the last climb, Alberto Contador just wanted to see the finish line.
5 Apr 2017 - 19:45

Scheldeprijs: Van Poppel 12th, Thuens 14th

It's a mid-week classic tucked between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix and without any of the chief difficulties of the two Monuments, always ends in a bunched finish. The oldest of the Flanders Classics, it is a sprinter's delight, and this year was no different: Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) notched his fifth win while Trek-Segafredo suffered from one the ills of mass sprints that left leadout whiz Boy van Poppel without his cargo – Edward Theuns – in the last kilometer. Van Poppel mustered the best finish he could, finishing in 12th place.
5 Apr 2017 - 18:30

Pais Vasco: Contador passes first climbing test in stage three

The Vuelta a Pais Vasco is a race that has progressively gotten harder with each stage. After two days of large bunch finishes, stage three offered more climbing and the first separation of climbers from the rest. Alberto Contador navigated over the six categorized climbs with little difficulty and arrived at the finish in a peloton numbering 40 riders. He crossed the line safely in the small group to check off another successful day of avoiding incidents that could hamper his goal of winning the overall classification for a second straight year.
4 Apr 2017 - 19:30

Trek-Segafredo safely through stage two

Trek-Segafredo needed to pass the first two days at Vuelta al Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country) without incident, the only goal to keep last year's winner Alberto Contador protected to save him as much energy as possible ahead of the bigger challenges, beginning in stage three tomorrow. The 173-kilometer race ended in a bunched sprint won by Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott) as Contador crossed the line safely with his teammates...
3 Apr 2017 - 18:15

País Vasco: Contador unscathed after late crash

Alberto Contador rolled calmly across the line a minute behind winner Michael Matthews (Sunweb) after he couldn't avoid a late crash with 700 meters remaining in the opening stage of Vuelta al País Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country). It was an uneventful day raced under sunny skies and the day's escape numbering only three...
2 Apr 2017 - 19:30

Degenkolb seventh in another thrilling Flanders

Crashes. Mechanicals. Brute strength and audacious attacks. And a whole heap of suffering and pain: It was Flanders at its finest. There is no predictability, and no hiding, in a race this hard: 260 kilometers with relentless, painful cobbled climbs jammed into the last 100 kilometers. Sometimes the lucky avail, but today, without a doubt, it was the strongest.
30 Mar 2017 - 18:45

Brändle holds onto 2nd GC; Trek-Segafredo top team in De Panne

Matthias Brändle was a handful of seconds from winning the time trial that concluded the Three Days of De Panne, a stage he had red-circled from the start, but his performance certified he would stay on the podium's second step, holding off Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) by five seconds. Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) took a 50-second buffer into the 14-kilometer time trial and easily clinched the overall victory by 38 seconds over Brändle.
29 Mar 2017 - 18:15

Theuns sprints to 2nd, Brändle into 2nd GC

Trek-Segafredo continued its strong team performance in stage two of Three Days of De Panne by blowing the race apart in the crosswinds to move Matthias Brändle into second place overall while Edward Theuns narrowly missed the win from the small group that arrived at the finish. The 193-kilometer race ended with the expected sprint finish...
28 Mar 2017 - 18:15

Brändle 5th, Theuns 8th in stage one of Three Days of De Panne

It was a grueling opening stage of Three Days of De Panne that ended with a fierce game of pursuit in the final 16 kilometers. While Matthias Brändle finished with two others, settling for 5th place, Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) held off Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) and the chasing trio for the win. Moments later Edward Theuns arrived with a group and sprinted to 8th place.
26 Mar 2017 - 20:30

Trek-Segafredo rebounds with strong performance in Gent-Wevelgem

Echelons, gravel roads, and sharp climbs made for a thrilling race in Gent-Wevelgem Sunday, and after two straight races of missing the key moments, Trek-Segafredo rebounded with a solid team effort that John Degenkolb capped by winning the bunch sprint for 5th place.
26 Mar 2017 - 18:00

Catalunya: Pantano sprints to 2nd in final stage; Contador clinches 2nd GC

After a week of selfless work, Jarlinson Pantano had the opportunity at contesting the final stage in Volta a Catalunya Sunday, and nearly overtook Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the line, settling for a close second. Alberto Contador arrived with the first group to secure his 2nd place in the general classification, capping a successful final day and week for the team.
25 Mar 2017 - 18:00

Contador into 2nd GC in stage six shake-up

When the front of the peloton pushed the pace on an early tricky descent of stage six at the Volta a Catalunya, many riders were caught out, including second overall Chris Froome (Sky), causing a split and a shake-up in the general classification was underway. The front group numbered slightly over 50 riders, including Michael Gogl, Haimar Zubeldia, and Alberto Contador of Trek-Segafredo
24 Mar 2017 - 19:30

Felline 11th, Degenkolb 13th in E3 Harelbeke

A day to forget is how John Degenkolb described E3-Harelbeke for Trek-Segafredo. While finishing with two in the top 15 may seem like a decent result, the race was virtually over for the team when a dangerous group jumped away just after the Taaienberg with some 70 kilometers to race and no pinstriped team member had made the move.
24 Mar 2017 - 19:00

Contador climbs into 3rd GC, Trek-Segafredo top team

The grueling Lo Port climb of stage five carved out the best climbers, leaving three – Alberto Contador, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Sky) – battling for the stage and overall classification with less than two kilometers to go. Contador was the first of the trio to attack, but Valverde had the last say with a counter move no one could match, and he soloed to the win and into the leader's jersey with two stages remaining.