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12 Mar 2017 - 18:15

A two-second heartbreaker for Contador in final Paris-Nice stage

Alberto Contador gave a classic 'never-say-die' performance for stage eight at Paris-Nice, attacking on the penultimate climb and riding his heart out in the final 50 kilometers only to fall short of the overall victory by two seconds. Race leader Sergio Henao (Sky), who was behind Contador by a minute at the top of the last climb, gradually clawed his way back in the 14-kilometer run-in.
11 Mar 2017 - 20:00

Pantano and Contador combine to shake up Paris-Nice GC

Jarlinson Pantano and Alberto Contador seized control on the final climb of stage seven in Paris-Nice and blew the race apart, resulting in second place for Contador and a reshuffling in the general classification. Contador moved into third overall, while race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) and second place Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) plummeted from the top three.
10 Mar 2017 - 18:45

Paris-Nice: Contador 8th in first mountain stage

Alberto Contador finished in eighth place in the steep uphill finish of stage six at Paris-Nice Friday, losing a few more seconds to some rivals in the first of three successive stages in the mountains. Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) soloed to the win after attacking at the top of the penultimate climb with just over 19 kilometers remaining. He stretched his lead to 45 seconds and crossed the line with 17 seconds to spare.
10 Mar 2017 - 17:30

Tirreno: Late crash spoils finish for Stuyven

After a stressful day with crosswinds, stage three at Tirreno-Adriatico ended with the expected bunch sprint. It was a finish that suited Jasper Stuyven, and he was positioned perfectly inside the final kilometer after great teamwork. Then disaster struck.
9 Mar 2017 - 20:30

Paris-Nice: Degenkolb fifth in final sprint stage

A block headwind made for a challenging and tactical sprint in stage five at Paris-Nice Thursday, which saw Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) grab the victory and, despite great work from Gregory Rast and Edward Theuns in the finale, John Degenkolb settle for a frustrating fifth.
9 Mar 2017 - 18:30

Tirreno: Felline 11th in punishing uphill finish

Fabio Felline finished in 11th place in the punishing uphill finish for stage two at Tirreno-Adriatico Thursday. It was the longest stage of the weeklong race: 229 kilometers peppered with punishing climbs in the last 60 kilometers and a long slog uphill to the finish. An ending for the mightiest.
8 Mar 2017 - 19:00

Contador finishes a convincing second in stage four time trial

The stage four time trial was the first real test of the general classification rivals in Paris-Nice, and Alberto Contador showed he's ready for a fierce battle in the mountains by racing to a convincing second place. The 14.5-kilometer race against the clock ended with a grueling three-kilometer uphill, and for the first time, the overall favorites had the opportunity to verify their climbing legs.
8 Mar 2017 - 17:45

Tirreno-Adriatico: Disappointing TTT for Trek-Segafredo

They knew it as soon as they crossed the line. Trek-Segafredo battled to the finish with five men - losing three during the flat, fast 22.5-kilometer flat course – in a time of 24 minutes and 18 seconds. They were the third team out of the start house and third place over the line, far from their best effort.
7 Mar 2017 - 17:15

Degenkolb sprints to another podium finish in Paris-Nice

After two brutal days of gusty winds and wet, cold weather, an exhausted peloton embraced a mostly dry and calm stage three at Paris-Nice Tuesday. A day, finally, with no echelons. The improved weather allowed the 190-kilometer race to play out in a typical sprint stage, and when an easy-to-control breakaway numbering three men escaped up the road, everything had arranged for a welcomed bunched ending.
6 Mar 2017 - 18:15

Paris-Nice: Dege sprints to second; strong teamwork keeps Contador safe in another epic race

Trek-Segafredo displayed impeccable teamwork in Paris-Nice stage two, rebounding from a mostly cheerless race yesterday and rallied around Alberto Contador during the crosswinds, rain, and cold temperatures that plagued the peloton for a second straight day. While the team muscled Contador back into contention, John Degenkolb displayed his Classics form by riding in the lead group all race and sprinting to second place from a reduced bunch that arrived at the finish.
5 Mar 2017 - 19:30

Crosswinds, rain create epic start to Paris-Nice

There was no doubt that today's opening stage of Paris-Nice was epic and exciting. It started out calm enough until around the 42-kilometer mark when crosswinds shattered the peloton, leaving echelons in its wake. Alberto Contador and John Degenkolb were on the tail end of the leading group driven by Quick Step and Lotto Soudal but became disengaged in the ensuing corners from the blistery winds.
4 Mar 2017 - 17:45

Crashes ruin chances for Trek-Segafredo in Strade Bianche

Intermittent rain turned the 11th edition of Strade Bianche into a slippery mess, and a whole heap of luck was needed in addition to strong legs. Fabio Felline had the legs but was hit with misfortune when he was caught in a crash in one of the early gravel sectors, wrecking his shifter. He needed a new bike, and with the team car far behind, it left him with a furious chase. Boy van Poppel gave everything in trying to help Felline, but the Italian would never see the head of the race again.
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.