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26 Feb 2017 - 23:30

Abu Dhabi Tour: Mollema cements 4th GC; Reijnen sprints to 9th

For Bauke Mollema and Trek-Segafredo, there was little else to define the final stage than defending his fourth place with a flat, rain-soaked race on the F1 Yas Marina Circuit leaving little to no opportunity to advance positions in the overall. There was, however, plenty of chance to lose the GC with the waterlogged course, and the team needed to see Mollema safely into the final lap.
26 Feb 2017 - 18:30

Jasper Stuyven second in Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne

With number one on his back indicating last year's winner, Jasper Stuyven again animated Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, but this year was beaten to the line by Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Stuyven was part of a strong 19-man chase group that formed with some 80-kilometers to race after BMC pulled in the crosswinds from the Tier to the Kwaremont. The peloton never gave up behind, and when the chase group finally swallowed the last of the day's breakaway 32 kilometers from the end, the gap had closed to 30 seconds.
25 Feb 2017 - 20:00

Felline 4th, Stuyven 8th in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

It's open season in Belgium. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first cobbled Classic of 2017, kicked off in gripping fashion Saturday with three of the race's favorites successfully holding off a 12-man chase group that included Fabio Felline and Jasper Stuyven.
25 Feb 2017 - 17:45

Bauke Mollema fourth in thrilling GC battle

Bauke Mollema crossed the line in fourth place after a tactical and thrilling battle up the long summit climb of stage four in Abu Dhabi Tour Saturday. With predominantly flat parcours in the four-day race, the 10-kilometer climb to Jebel Hafeet was the sole battleground for the climbers and general classification favorites, and it turned into a tactical fight from bottom to top.
23 Feb 2017 - 16:45

Crashes taint stage one in Abu Dhabi

Two crashes within the final five kilometers marred the finish of the 189-kilometer stage one in Abu Dhabi Tour Thursday. The second occurred at the one-kilometer marker, but it was the crash 4.5 kilometers from the end that caused a moment of panic for Trek-Segafredo when the team's two general classification leaders, Alberto Contador and Bauke Mollema, both hit the ground.
19 Feb 2017 - 19:00

No changes in final stage as Contador secures 2nd GC

The rain materialized for stage five as projected, creating a tricky ending to the final day in the Vuelta a Andalucía, and when the peloton arrived 90 seconds after the breakaway, race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had glued himself to Alberto Contador and there were no changes to the general classification.
19 Feb 2017 - 18:15

Degenkolb joins breakaway for final day in Portugal

John Degenkolb joined a large 21-man breakaway in stage five at the Volta ao Algarve, giving him one last opportunity to go deep ahead of the upcoming Classics season. The 179.2-kilometer race ended with a bite – a three-kilometer steep uphill – and the day belonged to the climbers and overall classification contenders.
18 Feb 2017 - 20:45

Degenkolb a close second in Algarve stage 4 photo finish

"Who won?" Those were the first words uttered by John Degenkolb after the sprint finish that ended the 203-kilometer stage four at the Volta ao Algarve Saturday. Yes. It was that close. In a stage that was "99 percent sure to end with a bunch sprint" (words of director Dirk Demol ahead of the stage), Trek-Segafredo improved on their first day leadout to the last man, Jasper Stuyven, who delivered Degenkolb with textbook precision.
18 Feb 2017 - 19:00

Status quo after unassuming stage four in Andalucía

The 179.3-kilometer stage four at the Vuelta a Andalucía ended with the expected mass sprint with no changes to the overall classification: Alberto Contador still sits one second behind race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) with one stage remaining.
17 Feb 2017 - 19:15

Mads Pedersen shows potential with 12th place in Algarve TT

"There's no reason to be stressed at the start, you can’t do anything but wait, so I enjoyed the sun rather than sitting in a chair," smiled Mads Pedersen, not showing any hint of nerves ahead of the stage three time trial in Volta ao Algarve Friday. In the end, the young Dane would prove to be the quickest of the team.
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.