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The racing simply by no means stops… Tour de Suisse, Baloise Belgium Tour, Slovenia Tour and the boys’s and girls’s Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem. Chris Froome didn’t begin the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem – TOP STORY. Rider information: Romain Bardet will trip the Tour, Jumbo-Visma hopes that Rohan Dennis will get well for the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana able to return, UAE Group Emirates inquisitive about Wellens, however not Quintana, Lilian Calmejane going to Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, Arnaud De Lie stays with Lotto Soudal and Elmar Reinders indicators for BikeExchange-Jayco. *** Don’t overlook Ukraine. ***

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TOP STORY: Chris Froome Didn’t Begin the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem
Chris Froome didn’t take part within the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Briton was scheduled for the race up the well-known mountain climb, however Froome needed to abandon the Critérium du Dauphiné final weekend attributable to sickness.

Froome is outwardly not but match sufficient to pin a quantity on once more and was not a part of the ultimate choice of his Israel-Premier Tech staff. The four-time Tour winner needed to withdraw from the Critérium du Dauphiné on Saturday, on the recommendation of his staff’s medical employees. “I used to be actually trying ahead to the final two phases, however I don’t really feel one hundred pc.”

“It’s disappointing to depart the race early, however I’ve made good progress and don’t need to throw myself again at this vital a part of the season,” Froome mentioned. The British Tour winner hopes to be at the beginning of the Tour de France in two weeks time, however Froome is just not a certainty and due to this fact has to place himself within the highlight with the staff administration. The truth that Froome couldn’t take part within the Mont Ventoux Problem is an enormous blow to his Tour hopes.

Michael Woods was the Israel-Premier Tech staff chief within the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem, however he and Carl Frederik Hagen, Omer Goldstein, Cole Kessler, Man Niv and James Piccoli didn’t handle to place a person within the high ten.

Will Froome go to the Tour?


Tour de Suisse 2022
Andreas Leknessund gained Stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse on Monday. The promising Norwegian of DSM was a part of the early break within the stage to Aesch. He broke away on the final climb of the day after which soloed to the stage victory. Stephen Williams held the general lead.


After the shocking victory of Stephen Williams on stage 1, the Tour of Switzerland continued with one other robust stage. Küsnacht was the departure level for the second stage to Aesch within the Jura. The route climbed the Gempen (5.4km at 4.6%), the Eichenberg (3.0km at 7.4%) and the Chall cross (6.3km at 6.3%). From the highest of the final cross there was 13.8 kilometres of primarily descending to the end. The victory ought to go to a puncheurs once more.

After a nervous begin, eight riders managed to get away and arrange an early break. They have been: Michael Schär (AG2R Citroën), Leonardo Basso (Astana Qazaqstan), Andreas Leknessund (DSM), Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal), Jonas Rutsch (EF Training-EasyPost), Joel Sutter (UAE Group Emirates), Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) and Matteo Badilatti (Groupama-FDJ). Dwelling riders; Claudio Imhof and Simon Vitzthum (Swiss Nationwide Group) managed to cross a spot of two minutes. The main group rapidly elevated the hole to 4 minutes. Within the peloton, the boys of Bahrain-Victorious, for race chief Williams, determined to do the chase work. Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl additionally put Tim Declercq on the entrance. There seemed to be little curiosity within the stage win, as a result of the lead stored getting greater and with simply over 50 kilometres ridden, the distinction was nearly 6 minutes. The 9 escapees, Vizthum had been dropped, appeared to be on their method to the end.

At one level, BORA-hansgrohe and INEOS Grenadiers determined to assist in the pursuit. Andreas Leknessund of DSM was the most effective positioned rider within the main group – thirty first at 1:01 from chief Williams – and was capable of do an awesome job with a view to a potential total victory. The peloton sensed the hazard in time and so there was a powerful acceleration in the direction of the foot of the Eichenberg. The entrance riders began this 3 kilometre climb with a lead of just below 4 minutes, at greater than 7%. On this tough slope the main group exploded, partly attributable to Holmes. Leknessund, Holmes, Burgaudeau, Rutsch, Badilatti and Schär turned out to have the strongest legs and have been left on the entrance. These riders then moved on to the final climb of the day, the greater than 6 kilometre lengthy Challpas. The remaining escapees nonetheless had a view of the stage victory, though their lead had shrunk to about 2 minutes with 20 kilometres to go. Leknessund determined to go solo 18 kilometres from the end.

The 23 year-old Norwegian proved to be the strongest climber and managed to drop his fellow escapees. Within the peloton Alpecin-Fenix ​​took the lead for his or her fast-man Stefano Oldani. The Belgian staff did every little thing it might to deliver issues collectively for a bunch dash. That was the plan, however the thinned out peloton didn’t come nearer to the robust Leknessund and he held onto his lead and began the descent of the Chall Cross first. Leknessund got here down unscathed and began the final 10, primarily flat, kilometres with a 1 minute lead on Rutsch and Schär. The big group, nonetheless led by the boys of Alpecin-Fenix, have been at a minute and a half. The versatile rider recorded the largest victory of his younger profession in Aesch. For the DSM staff it’s the 4th victory of the 12 months. Greater than half a minute after Leknessund’s victory, Alberto Bettiol gained the dash for second place, though the Italian assumed he had crossed the road first. Michael Matthews was third. Stephen Williams completed within the bunch to maintain his total lead. Leknessund was solely 7 seconds in need of the double.


Stage winner and 4th total, Andreas Leknessund (DSM): “I don’t have a lot to say, it’s unbelievable, I’m actually glad to have taken the win for the staff. It was full gasoline all day. The toughest half was on the final climb and we felt that if I might get the hole over the peloton then we might make it to the road. Within the ultimate kilometres I used to be struggling but in addition might get pleasure from it. We got here right here for stage wins and now we’ve one, so for the remainder of the times I’ll attempt to comply with and see, however to be aggressive nonetheless and go within the breakaway once more will probably be good so we are able to go for one more high consequence.”

2nd on the stage, Alberto Bettiol (EF Training-EasyPost): “I didn’t know there was one other rider forward. My radio stopped working and I used to be fully centered on the dash. I used to be very fortunate to win the dash in opposition to guys like Trentin and Matthews. Tomorrow my pals will snicker with me once more.”

Tour de Suisse Stage 2 End result:
1. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM in 4:46:22
2. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:38
3. Michael Matthews (Ita) BikeExchange-Jayco
4. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5. Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Group Emirates
6. Nikias Arndt (Ger) DSM
7. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
8. Edoardo Zambanini (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious
9. Daniel Oss (Ita) TotalEnergies
10. Stefano Oldani (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix.

Tour de Suisse Total After Stage 2:
1. Stephen Williams (GB) Bahrain-Victorious in 9:03:41
2. Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:04
3. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal at 0:06
4. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 0:07
5. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
6. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan
7. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
8. Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Group Emirates
9. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe.

Suisse’22 stage 2:


Peter Sagan gained the Third Stage of the Tour de Suisse. In Grenchen, the three-time World champion began the dash first and held out till the end. Bryan Coquard was shut second and Alexander Kristoff needed to accept third place. Bahrain-Victorious’s Stephen Williams stored the general lead.


On this stage there was once more a variety of climbing, however on the end there have been however alternatives for the sprinters. Initially of the stage there was a number one group of six: Manuele Boaro (Astana Qazaqstan), Stefan Bissegger (EF Training-EasyPost), Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), KOM Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo), Joey Rosskopf (Human Powered Well being) and Mathias Reutimann (Switzerland Nationwide Group). They took 3 minutes from the pack, the place the groups of chief Stephen Williams (Bahrain-Victorious) and Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) initially checked their progress.

The peloton didn’t need to give the group an excessive amount of of a lead and stored the distinction steady for a very long time at round 2 or 3 minutes. Simmons did a very good job for the KOM on the Côte de Bouvier and the climb of Bellelay by coming first. After that, the distinction between the escapees and the peloton slowly however certainly dropped to beneath 2 minutes. On the third climb of the day, to Vauffelin, the main group fell aside. First Boaro needed to let go and a bit of later Reutimann was gone. Bissegger then tried to go alone for some time, however Gilbert, Simmons and Rosskopf have been capable of re-catch him. Simmons additionally gained the third mountain dash of the day. With 30 kilometres to go the distinction had shrunk to beneath 1 minute and Bissegger tried once more solo. The Swiss rider had a pleasant hole on the descent to Grenchen, the place the finish-line was crossed for the primary time with 24 kilometres to go. He had a lead on the peloton of 1 minute. Bissegger fought for what he was value, however 17 kilometres from the end, the climb of Lommiswil was nonetheless to return. It turned out to be an excessive amount of for Bissegger, who solely had a ten second lead on the high. All the pieces was collectively and the run-in to the ultimate dash might start. At 11 kilometres from the end there was nonetheless an intermediate dash the place Geraint Thomas, sixteenth on the overall classification, and Maximilian Schachmann took three and two bonus seconds.

At 4 kilometres from the end there was a crash within the peloton, involving a number of riders. Schachmann, Domenico Pozzovivo, Alexey Lutsenko and several other Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl riders fell, Remco Evenepoel reached the finish-line with the peloton. On the entrance the race continued, however the nervousness was excessive. Within the final kilometre, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert paved the way in which for Alexander Kristoff. It was Peter Sagan who began the dash from behind the Belgian staff. The TotalEnergies rider held on effectively and crossed the finish-line first. It was his 18th victory within the Tour of Switzerland. Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) was shut and took second place from Kristoff, who completed third.


Stage winner, Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies): “It was tough to get again into the race rhythm after my sickness. I used to be with out racing for a number of months. One thing like that takes time. Whether or not this victory is extra lovely than others? It’s only a stage win. I’m pleased with it, I’m glad for the staff. I actually must thank the staff. They did an awesome job. They’ve been within the lead with just a few different groups all day. In the long run I made it and I’m glad about that. It’s good to be again.”

third on the stage, Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “In the present day was in all probability my greatest alternative to dash on this Tour de Suisse, which is especially hilly. This is the reason the staff sacrificed for me and did an ideal job from the begin to the end. Sadly it was not an ideal day for me, as a result of along with the warmth and the numerous climbs, Georg Zimmermann and I crashed at first of the stage. However I’m glad that I used to be within the combine for the win regardless of these obstacles. I’m grateful for what my teammates did for me at the moment, they introduced me to the entrance within the technical ultimate, which contained for instance a variety of street furnishings. Afterwards, Andrea Pasqualon launched me completely. In fact I’m dissatisfied that I wasn’t rewarded with a victory, however I’ve to confess that Peter Sagan was stronger at the moment. I’ve a very good feeling and I’m satisfied that this Tour de Suisse will probably be helpful for the subsequent couple of weeks.”

Break rider, Stefan Bissegger (EF Training-EasyPost): “I knew the final half, so I knew the place to attempt it. The breakaway didn’t perform so effectively anymore, the velocity dropped and I needed to attempt. I attempted twice and acquired misplaced. It was shut, and half a minute or a minute extra would have been sufficient. It’s what it’s. For those who don’t attempt, you don’t win. My kind is just not unhealthy, as everybody might see. It’s going effectively, hopefully it’s going to go even higher within the Tour.”

Tour de Suisse Stage 3 End result:
1. Peter Sagan (Slov) TotalEnergies in 4:28:38
2. Bryan Coquard (Fra) Cofidis
3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
4. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Alex Aranburu (Spa) Movistar
6. Matteo Trentin (Ita) UAE Group Emirates
7. Cees Bol (Ned) DSM
8. Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
9. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
10. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost.

Tour de Suisse Total After Stage 3:
1. Stephen Williams (GB) Bahrain-Victorious in 13:32:19
2. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal at 0:06
3. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM at 0:07
4. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
5. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
6. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
7. Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Group Emirates
8. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe
9. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Israel-Premier Tech
10. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers.

Suisse’22 stage 3:


The Fourth Stage of the Tour de Suisse went to Daryl Impey. The 37 year-old Israel-Premier Tech South African was the most effective on the finish of the 190km stage, with a tough end in Brunnen. He beat Michael Matthews and Søren Kragh Andersen within the dash from a thinned peloton. Stephen Williams held the general lead after some issues staying with the tempo.


The stage to Brunnen had a ultimate circuit of 60 kilometres with the steep climb of Sattel (3km at 8.5%), 15 kilometres from the end. Jan Maas, Jay Vine, Kasper Asgreen and Frederik Wandahl weren’t at the beginning. Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal), Markus Hoelgaard (Trek-Segafredo) and Jimmy Janssens (Alpecin-Fenix) attacked early. They acquired greater than 5 minutes forward of Bahrain-Victorious and INEOS Grenadiers, who set the tempo for the peloton. As the ultimate approached, that distinction was diminished to beneath 2 minutes and on the foot of the Sattel climb the escapees have been caught. Holmes and Janssens struggled on a bit, however the curtain fell for them too at 17 kilometres from the end.

The tempo within the peloton was too excessive for the yellow jersey of Stephen Williams, however he managed to return to the favorite group simply earlier than the summit. From there, Sébastien Reichenbach rode away at high of the Sattel. The Swiss rider of Groupama-FDJ didn’t get very far, as a result of EF Training-EasyPost began to chase. Reichenbach was caught and so a thinned out peloton sprinted within the streets of Brunnen. The EF practice for Alberto Bettiol did a superb job, however the Italian couldn’t end it. Daryl Impey got here was the quickest within the group, he narrowly beat a quick ending Michael Matthews. Søren Kragh Andersen was third, Bettiol fourth and Tom Pidcock fifth. Yellow jersey Williams crossed the end line within the peloton and retained his lead on GC. Andreas Kron and Geraint Thomas comply with at 6 and seven seconds.


Stage winner, Daryl Impey (Israel-Premier Tech): “I wanted that. I could also be outdated however I’ve nonetheless acquired it. I noticed a flash of blue to my left and didn’t need to take my arms off the bars to have a good time. My final victory was a very long time in the past after I give it some thought. The staff has gone by means of a little bit of a tough patch this 12 months with illness and making an attempt to get factors so to get the victory at the moment in such a prestigious race is nice motivation for us and hopefully it’s a begin of excellent issues to return. I used to be sort of staying on Bettiol’s wheel after which a few guys jumped in entrance within the final nook and I truly thought I used to be out of place. However on a protracted straight like that I simply thought I’d likelihood it and hopefully it will open up. I noticed the left hand open up with 300 meters to go and I took my likelihood and had the legs to go to the top. It’s an enormous second for me as a result of I’ve come by means of so many difficulties for the reason that crash final 12 months after I broke my pelvis. The final couple of days I’ve been backing out within the sprints and placing the brakes on and never being concerned. In the present day, to have the boldness to go for the victory once more was already an enormous factor for me however to tug off the win is very large so I’m actually stoked about that.”

2nd on the stage, Michael Matthews (BikeExchange-Jayco): “I’m very dissatisfied in myself, I made an enormous mistake within the ultimate nook, a variety of guys handed me, however not all sprinters. Then I needed to come again previous them once more within the ultimate straight to the end. I needed to begin my dash actually early, I believe with round 400 or 500 to go to get again to really combat for the victory. I had actually good velocity, I had actually good legs, however simply made a foolish mistake by means of the ultimate nook. I fought actually onerous to recover from the ultimate climb, I had a teammate with me to tempo me over the very high and convey me into the dash, however I used to be simply bombarded into the ultimate nook and sadly, I couldn’t launch my dash like the way in which I wished to.”

seventh on the stage, Felix Großschartner (BORA-hansgrohe): “In the present day was once more a extremely popular day. We knew it was essential to move onto the final climb proper up entrance and Marco positioned us completely there. Then we simply needed to keep in entrance. I then tried to place Alex in addition to potential in order that we might keep away from any crashes in addition to react to vital assaults. In the long run, I attempted to contest the dash. Total, I’m feeling a lot better now in comparison with the primary few days again from altitude, and I believe Max can be doing okay after his crash yesterday.”

Tour de Suisse Stage 4 End result:
1. Daryl Impey (SA) Israel-Premier Tech in 4:14:09
2. Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
3. Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) DSM
4. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) EF Training-EasyPost
5. Thomas Pidcock (GB) INEOS Grenadiers
6. Alex Aranburu (Spa) Movistar
7. Felix Großschartner (Aust) BORA-hansgrohe
8. Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
9. Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) TotalEnergies
10. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ.

Tour de Suisse Total After Stage 4:
1. Stephen Williams (GB) Bahrain-Victorious in 17:46:28
2. Andreas Kron (Den) Lotto Soudal at 0:06
3. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:07
4. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM
5. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ at 0:10
6. Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Group Emirates
7. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
8. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Israel-Premier Tech
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe
10. Adam Yates (GB) INEOS Grenadiers.

Suisse’22 stage 4:


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Baloise Belgium Tour 2022
Mads Pedersen gained Stage 1 of the Baloise Belgium Tour. The Trek-Segafredo chief was the most effective in Maarkedal after a tough stage of 165 kilometres. Pedersen gained the dash from a gaggle of about 20 riders and is the primary total chief. Tim Wellens and Jasper Philipsen completed second and third.


The primary stage of this Tour of Belgium was deliberate for the GC riders. The Leberg, the Berendries and Tenbosse have been early within the stage and the circuit round Maarkedal was additionally very hilly. In that 20 kilometre lap, which needed to be ridden 4 instances, have been the Ellestraat (1km at 5.7%), the Fortstraat (900m at 3.5%) and the extra well-known Berg Ten Houte (1.1km at 5.8%).

Taco van der Hoorn tried to slide into the break of the day, however his try with Aaron Gate had little success. Jorre Debaele (Minerva), Gianni Marchand & Kobe Vanoverschelde (Tarteletto-Isorex), Nick van der Meer (VolkerWessels) and Luke Mudgway (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) finally escaped. They acquired greater than 2 minutes on the Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl and Trek-Segafredo led peloton. Mathijs Paasschens counter-attacked, however he ended up caught between the break and the peloton. The tempo within the peloton went up on the circuit, and the Dutchman was caught. It was slim and nervous, inflicting crashes and splits. At 70 kilometres from the end; Mauro Schmid, Mads Pedersen and Quinten Hermans attacked they usually instantly took 45 seconds. The peloton acquired nearer and exploded the primary time up the Berg ten Houte. Fabio Jakobsen, and others, might overlook the stage victory. Schmid, Pedersen and Hermans have been then caught by the thinned peloton. Mark Donovan escaped and began the second time up Berg ten Houte with a lead, which he prolonged to 1 minute after the climb.

The peloton was waited till the final laps. A number of teams tried to get away, together with Victor Campenaerts, Dries De Bondt, Oscar Riesebeek, Lorenzo Rota and Florian Sénéchal. However, going into the final lap a big group was nonetheless collectively. Kenneth Van Rooy made a frantic try to remain out of the arms of the group, however he was caught 10 kilometres earlier than the end. The Golden Kilometre had returned to the race schedule. Mads Pedersen captured a complete of 6 seconds, as did Mauro Schmid. Yves Lampaert in flip picked up 3 bonuses. Not lengthy after that, it was time for Berg ten Houte for the final time. Sénéchal and Pedersen picked up the tempo to thinned out the group. About 20 riders remained and headed for the uphill end in Maarkedal. Jasper Philipsen tried to shock the others, however he was no match for a powerful Mads Pedersen. The Dane gained by bike lengths forward of Tim Wellens and Philipsen.

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Stage winner and total chief, Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo): “It was a really robust stage, and it was additionally one of many hottest days of the 12 months. Usually I’m not that good within the warmth. This was a very basic stage, after which the warmth kicked in. That made it very tough. The ultimate was very robust with that climb 2.5 kilometres from the end. And the dash was additionally tough. Jasper Philipsen began early. He instantly opened a spot, however fortunately he stopped and I used to be capable of recover from him. I’m happy with the staff, they’ve achieved a very good job. So it’s good to present them a win. The form is what it ought to be. It’s trying good in the direction of the Tour, however for now I’m specializing in this race. I hope to win some extra right here. That first yellow jersey is one among my targets within the Tour. That may be a dream, however I additionally know will probably be tough.”

Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 1 End result:
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 3:49:35
2. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal
3. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
4. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5. Robbe Ghys (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
6. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
7. Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
8. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis
9. Julian Mertens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
10. Alberto Dainese (Ita) DSM.

Baloise Belgium Tour Total After Stage 1
1. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo in 3:49:19
2. Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 0:08
3. Mauro Schmid (Swi) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 0:10
4. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix at 0:12
5. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl at 0:13
6. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 0:16
7. Robbe Ghys (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
8. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
9. Florian Sénéchal (Fra) Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl
10. Axel Zingle (Fra) Cofidis.

Belgium Tour’22 stage 1:


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Slovenia Tour 2022
Rafał Majka gained the opening Stage 1 of the Slovenia Tour. The Polish climber of UAE Group Emirates was the primary to complete after 164.7 kilometres, he had already been working onerous earlier than the end along with his chief Tadej Pogačar and Domen Novak. The lads of UAE Group Emirates have been then in a position to make use of their numbers for the win. Majka can be the primary total chief.


On the primary day of the Slovenia Tour was a reasonably lumpy stage, with the Zadlog (3.3km at 10.8%), the Strmec (3.4km at 6.2% ) and the Razdtro (7.6km at 6.7%) on the menu. After that final climb there was 14 kilometres to go to the end.

Alex Tolio (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane), Luca Chirico (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Nik Cemazar, Kristijan Koren (Adria Mobil), Tomasz Budzinski (HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski) and Nícolas Sessler (World 6) made up the break of the day. They acquired away after a number of assault makes an attempt failed. The break was caught 62 kilometres earlier than the end, simply earlier than the Zadlog climb. This was because of the work of Bahrain-Victorious. Jan Tratnik’s tempo was sufficient to separate the peloton. Solely an elite group remained, from which high favorite Tadej Pogačar tried to get away. Solely his UAE teammate Rafal Majka and Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious) might comply with him. Sean Bennett (China Glory) tried briefly, however was unable to hold on, this additionally occurred to Matej Mohorič. They needed to chase on the Strmec, however they have been already 40 seconds from the entrance riders. On the descent and down the valley in the direction of the Razdtro, the 2 couldn’t get nearer to Pogačar, Majka and Novak.

The three began the ultimate climb with a minute lead. Mohorič might now not sustain with Bennett’s tempo and fell again to the thinned peloton, the American additionally ended up again with the chasers. EOLO-Kometa led the chase, however they have been already at 1:30. This was additionally the distinction on the high of the climb. Within the final flat kilometres in the direction of the end in Postojna, Pogačar and Majka have been working as Novak sat on. They might be combating for the stage win. The lads from UAE Group Emirates tried to wear down Novak. This was for Majka, who jumped away simply earlier than the final kilometre. Novak, who had Pogačar in his wheel, struggled to shut the hole, so Majka had the stage victory. Novak was second 2 seconds later, Pogačar third.


Stage winner and total chief, Rafał Majka (UAE Group Emirates): “We have been a bit shocked the motion kicked off from thus far out. On the 2nd class climb, the tempo went up loads and Tadej requested to speed up, we shelled out the group after which went off on the assault. We managed to get to the end line: it was a protracted breakaway, however we had good legs because of the nice coaching we did in Livigno. I thank the entire staff for his or her belief and help, with a particular point out for Tadej: as all the time, he was the strongest at the moment too, however he informed me I might attempt to win. I’m pleased with the consequence, now we are going to focus to search for new stage successes and to help Pogačar within the basic classification.”

2nd on the stage and total, Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious): “Within the begin I had good emotions. However since yesterday I crashed in coaching I used to be afraid I’d have some penalties, but it surely was not so. It’s onerous to race in opposition to two riders, particularly if they’re from the identical staff. One is all the time attacking. I attempted, and I’m pleased with my consequence. Tadej and Rafa (UAE) have been dictating a powerful tempo, however I believe I might comply with them on the climbs. I’m unsure how robust Tadej is, however I might comply with Majka. Tadej made a transfer on the top, I lined after which tried to comply with Majka as effectively, however I couldn’t do it anymore.”

third on the stage and total, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Group Emirates): “It was a demanding stage, additionally because of the warmth. The race exploded uphill beneath the robust tempo of Bahrain-Victorious: at that time, Majka, Novak and I have been within the lead of the race. I labored onerous with Rafal to ensure we made it to the road. Within the final kilometres we have been all near restrict, I attempted a stretch and Novak completed, at which level Majka launched the successful assault. I’m very glad for my teammates success and for the truth that tomorrow he’ll be capable of put on the leaders jersey. For the primary day on this Tour de Slovenia, we couldn’t have requested for higher, we are going to proceed to combat within the subsequent phases as effectively.”

Slovenia Tour Stage 1 End result:
1. Rafał Majka (Pol) UAE Group Emirates in 4:02:10
2. Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Victorious at 0:02
3. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates
4. Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) EOLO-Kometa at 0:48
5. Luka Mezgec (Slo) BikeExchange-Jayco
6. Nicola Conci (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
7. Matej Mohorič (Slo) Bahrain-Victorious
8. Fernando Barceló (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
9. Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
10. Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan.

Slovenia Tour Total After Stage 1:
1. Rafał Majka (Pol) UAE Group Emirates in 4:02:00
2. Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Victorious at 0:06
3. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Group Emirates at 0:08
4. Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) EOLO-Kometa at 0:58
5. Luka Mezgec (Slo) BikeExchange-Jayco
6. Nicola Conci (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
7. Matej Mohorič (Slo) Bahrain-Victorious
8. Fernando Barceló (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
9. Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
10. Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan.

Slovenia Tour’22 stage 1:


Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem 2022
Ruben Guerreiro gained the boys’s Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem. Within the climb over the long-lasting Mont Ventoux, the Portuguese rider of EF Training-EasyPost broke away from the others with 11 kilometres to go to complete solo on the Big of Provence.


The 4th version of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem had the double climb of the Big of Provence, first by way of Sault, then by way of Bédoin. Initially of the race, a number one group of 5 acquired away: Alexandr Riabushenko (Astana Qazaqstan), Lilian Calmejane (AG2R Citroën), Alan Jousseaume (TotalEnergies), Victor Koretzky (B&B Resorts-KTM) and Nicolas Debeaumarché (St Michel-Auber93) joined forces and had greater than 3 minutes on the peloton, the place an alliance was fashioned between Cofidis, Movistar, Israel-Premier Tech, Uno-X and EF Training-EasyPost. On the primary ascent of Mont Ventoux, the main group misplaced floor to the peloton, which was significantly thinned out by Israel-Premier Tech specifically. On the high the distinction had fallen to 1:30. On the descent, the leaders have been once more capable of take extra time. On the Col de la Madeleine, to not be confused with the climb within the Alps, Debeaumarché needed to let the opposite 4 attackers go. Going to the final time up the Ventoux, Movistar slowly however certainly closed the hole on the escapees.

On the foot of the climb, the distinction had been diminished to 1 minute. Within the first kilometres of the climb, Riabushenko attacked and solely Jousseaume, third within the Ronde de l’Isard in 2020, was capable of comply with. It didn’t take lengthy earlier than Riabushenko was left alone within the lead. The 2016 European U23 champion began the final 14 kilometres solo. With 11 kilometres to go, the ultimate actually began. There have been a number of assaults from the peloton and Riabushenko was caught as Ruben Guerreiro of EF-EasyPost took the lead alone. Behind him, Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ), Guerreiro’s teammate Esteban Chaves and Cristián Rodríguez (TotalEnergies) have been collectively. Rodríguez was dropped and Storer tried to cross to Guerreiro. In fact he couldn’t rely on Chaves’ help. Initially Guerreiro misplaced a few of his lead, however he was then capable of draw back once more. The Portuguese rider was 35 seconds forward of Storer and Chaves when handed the ski station Chalet Reynard the place the naked final six kilometres to the highest of the Ventoux started. He had no issues from then on and after 153 kilometres, he secured the victory. Chaves accomplished the success for EF Training-EasyPost by leaping away from Storer and making it a 1-2.

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Race winner, Ruben Guerreiro (EF Training-EasyPost): “It’s nice to have such a win. I attacked after everybody did such nice work. Everybody was part of this victory. Esteban was simply behind. It’s particular to have this victory. We wanted it. It’s a large mountain, however the staff labored loads and believed in me. I’m actually glad to win on this climb. Now we’re prepared for what’s subsequent. I hope to be within the Tour choice. This spring we had unhealthy luck, however we stored coaching and have been persistent. I believed that I might win and the staff all the time helped me. We have been struggling a bit of bit with sickness, however now it’s high-quality. We’re right here and we are able to win.”

Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem End result:
1. Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Training-EasyPost in 4:32:35
2. Esteban Chaves (Col) EF Training-EasyPost at 0:53
3. Michael Storer (Aus) Groupama-FDJ at 1:28
4. Tobias Halland Johannessen (Nor) Uno-X at 2:00
5. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis at 2:15
6. Cristián Rodríguez (Spa) TotalEnergies at 2:28
7. Carlos Verona (Spa) Movistar at 2:30
8. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Qazaqstan at 2:55
9. Roger Adrià (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma at 3:08
10. Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ at 3:14.

Ventoux Problem’22:


Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem – Ladies 2022
Marta Cavalli is the primary winner of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenges for girls. The 24-year-old rider of FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope was clearly the strongest on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. Clara Koppenburg was second, forward of Évita Muzic and Pauliena Rooijakkers.

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Within the first version of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenges for girls, there have been 4 climbs over a distance of 100 kilometres. After the Col de la Madeleine, not the Alpine one, Col de la Gabelle and Gorge de la Nesque, it was time for the Mont Ventoux. The summit was at just below 1,900 metres after a climb of 23.3 kilometres at 5%, with fairly just a few ramps.

Within the first hours, consideration was primarily centered on two attacking teams. Rachel Neylan (Cofidis) and Neve Bradbury (Canyon//SRAM) held the lead the longest, however have been caught on the Mont Ventoux by a thinned group of favourites. It was now a matter of ready for an assault from Cavalli, Rooijakkers or Muzic. Cavalli finally turned out to have the strongest climbing legs and went on the assault. The Italian was away and rode additional and additional away from her closest chasers. Clara Koppenburg was the one rider to react to Cavalli’s assault, however needed to acknowledge the prevalence of the Italian. Cavalli finally crossed the finish-line with 40 seconds in hand to recorded her third victory of the season, she additionally gained the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne within the spring. This was the primary race for Cavalli since a crash within the Tour of Burgos three weeks in the past. She was joined on podium by Koppenburg and Muzic. Music had handed a drained Rooijakkers on the ultimate slopes.

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Race winner, Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope): “We had ready this race effectively and I had the chance to check it a number of instances, particularly with the passages of the Tour de France. I used to be in coaching final week, however I used to be already eager about at the moment’s race and my head was already in Mont Ventoux. I would love to thank the organisation that allowed us to do a race like this. I believe that at the moment we did an excellent job with the staff. We managed all of the climbs, we have been all the time in entrance and we had deliberate the final kilometres. If I felt good, I might assault, and that’s what I did,” she mentioned. “The final kilometres appeared fairly lengthy to me as a result of we have been nonetheless at excessive altitude, however I felt good, and I discovered the nice emotions I had had within the mountain course. I’m very pleased with this victory, and I’m very glad to supply the staff one other first place.”

third, Évita Muzic (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope): “It was a little bit of an ideal day at the moment for the staff, with a victory, a podium, and collective work all through the race. I believe we had an ideal staff race. We’re extra used to operating with out radios, however I believe we communicated effectively collectively. We didn’t panic, we had a lady within the breakaway (Jade Wiel) it was excellent, then the ladies rode as onerous as they might all the way in which up, doing an ideal job to place Marta in the most effective place. I knew very effectively that she was the most effective within the race, and I had huge confidence in her to go for the win. As soon as she attacked, it was each man for himself. I most well-liked to handle my climb as a result of within the surges I nonetheless have a bit of hassle. I’m pleased with this efficiency, and to have the ability to end on the rostrum with my blue, white, and pink jersey, which I’ll quickly be placing again into play within the French championships.”

Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem – Ladies End result:
1. Marta Cavalli (Ita) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope in 3:19:01
2. Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cofidis at 0:41
3. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope at 0:53
4. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Canyon//SRAM at 1:17
5. Kim Cadzow (NZ) Torelli-Cayman Islands-Scimitar at 1:32
6. Elise Chabbey (Swi) Canyon//SRAM at 1:55
7. Yuliia Biriukova (Ukr) Arkéa at 2:16
8. Brodie Chapman (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope at 2:22
9. Morgane Coston (Fra) Arkéa at 2:33
10. Špela Kern (Slo) Massi-Tactic at 3:21.

Ventoux Problem’22:


Romain Bardet Will Trip the 2022 Tour
Romain Bardet will probably be at the beginning of the Tour de France subsequent month, the French climber of DSM introduced by way of social media. It will likely be his first look within the Tour since 2020.

For Bardet will probably be his second Grand Tour of the 12 months. Final month, the winner of the Tour of the Alps additionally competed within the Giro d’Italia, the place he needed to cease attributable to illness within the second week. On the time, he was in fourth place on the overall classification. “Actually glad to announce that I will probably be at the beginning of the Tour de France with Group DSM. I can’t wait to be on the Grand Départ in Copenhagen in just a few weeks.”

For Bardet will probably be his ninth participation within the Tour de France, after he began eight years in a row between 2013 and 2020. In 2016 (second) and 2017 (third), he took the rostrum twice in Paris. He has thus far had three stage wins.



Jumbo-Visma Hopes that Rohan Dennis Will Get better for the Tour de France
Two-time World time trial champion Rohan Dennis was introduced in January by the Jumbo-Visma staff as one of many certainties for the Tour staff. Nonetheless, the Australian has been fighting abdomen and intestinal issues in latest weeks, so the Dutch staff first needs to attend for the Tour of Switzerland to see if Dennis truly improves earlier than he’s certain of a Tour ticket.

Within the first stage of the Tour of Switzerland Dennis got here in at 12:17 from stage winner Stephen Williams. Underneath tropical situations his intestinal issues recurred and he even needed to get off the bike within the ultimate to search for a ‘discreet place’. Two weeks in the past he needed to depart the altitude coaching camp on Sierra Nevada due to abdomen issues.

Initially Dennis was presupposed to trip the Critérium du Dauphiné, however his program was adjusted in the direction of the Tour of Switzerland. “We had already made that alternative earlier than as a result of the course in Switzerland fits Dennis higher,” mentioned staff DS Merijn Zeeman. “We assume that Rohan will totally get well in Switzerland and are assured that he’ll attain his degree in the direction of the Tour.”

Initially of June, Jumbo-Visma introduced that solely Primož Roglič, Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert are certain of a Tour ticket. With this, Steven Kruijswijk, Sepp Kuss and Rohan Dennis have been faraway from the listing of certainties.

“We’ve got seen this 12 months that we’re balancing on a skinny line. When it comes to accidents and corona infections, it has commonly occurred for sure races that we have been unable to attract up the choice we had in thoughts. That’s the reason you will need to have a broader choice, so that everybody is optimally ready if a number of riders have been to drop out,” sports activities director Grischa Niermann informed WielerFlits within the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Perhaps no Tour for Rohan Dennis:


Nairo Quintana Prepared for Return in Route d’Occitanie
In latest days, many groups have introduced their picks for the Route d’Occitanie (16-20 June). Arkéa-Samsic is relying on Nairo Quintana, who returns to the race after his crash within the Tour of Turkey. “I really feel good bodily. I’ve totally recovered from my crash,” mentioned the Colombian on the staff web site.

Quintana nit the asphalt on the second stage of the Tour of Turkey. The times after he stayed on the race and in stage 4 he even took fourth place, however throughout the fifth stage he deserted. Quintana additionally needed to miss the Vuelta Asturias, however now returns to the peloton. “The Route d’Occitantie is a race that I do know effectively and that I like,” mentioned the Arkéa-Samsic climber.

“I’ve already gained right here twice”, Quintana had victories in 2012 and 2016, when the stage race was nonetheless often known as La Route du Sud. “We’re leaving with a powerful and motivated staff. Nowadays within the southwest and the Pyrenees permit us to work onerous and put together for the upcoming Tour de France. I’m motivated to take part once more.”

That additionally has to do with the stage schedule, explains Quintana. Two phases can finish in a dash, the opposite two are extra appropriate for the climbers. “Typically, the profile appeals to me. Primarily due to the mountain stage that the organisers have mapped out (Saturday’s queen stage to Les Angles), which makes it potential to get used to the excessive mountains with a view to the Tour de France. It is going to even be a check, and naturally I hope I really feel good and do effectively.”

Quintana, who gained the Tour de la Provence and the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var this spring, will face some robust opponents within the south of France. Movistar may have Alejandro Valverde and Iván Ramiro Sosa. Cofidis brings Jesús Herrada to the beginning, whereas Pavel Sivakov and Carlos Rodríguez lead INEOS Grenadiers. Arnaud Démare and Elia Viviani are the massive sprinters collaborating.

Quintana racing once more within the Route d’Occitanie:


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UAE Group Emirates Confirms Curiosity in Wellens, however Not A lot in Quintana
It was rumoured that Nairo Quintana, whose contract with Arkéa-Samsic expires after this season, would make the change to UAE Group Emirates in 2023. UAE supervisor Mauro Gianetti confirms Quintana has been supplied to his staff, however his curiosity within the Colombian is low. “He’s an excellent rider, however he’s not the rider we’re searching for,” Gianetti informed VeloNews. In the identical dialog, the Swiss confirmed that he’s inquisitive about Tim Wellens.

UAE Group Emirates already has three GC riders with Tadej Pogačar, João Almeida and Juan Ayuso. Gianetti needs to strengthen the staff in different areas. “We’ve got our classification leaders and they’re younger. We imagine in that group, in order that’s an actual drawback for us relating to Nairo. He’s an excellent rider, however with Tadej, Ayuso and Almeida…”

“We need to strengthen the staff in different areas, such because the classics and the sprints. Perhaps there are different good riders to assist us within the stage races. These are the areas we have a look at. We’re calm, however we’re out there and we’ve made a suggestion to some riders. We aren’t beneath any stress.”

One of many riders who possibly becoming a member of the Center East squad subsequent season is Tim Wellens. Transfers aren’t allowed to be introduced earlier than August 1, however UAE Group Emirates could be in pole place for the Belgian. “I’ve examine us and Tim Wellens. I do know a variety of groups are inquisitive about him and so are we. He’s a very good rider and he’s one of many riders we wish on our staff. We’re ready and nonetheless discussing. Different groups have an interest. Let’s see if we are able to get it.”

A rider who might then depart Gianetti’s staff is Fernando Gaviria. The Colombian’s contract expires on the finish of this 12 months and he has had few successes in recent times. “Gaviria’s contract expires on the finish of this season. In the meanwhile we’ve not began the negotiations but. That’s one thing we’re going to have a look at within the coming months.”

Gaviria leaving UAE?


Lilian Calmejane On the Approach to Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert
Lilian Calmejane will in all probability trip for Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert subsequent 12 months, Het Nieuwsblad experiences. The 29-year-old Frenchman is at the moment in his second season with AG2R Citroën, however his contract is expiring on the finish of the 12 months.

Calmejane, who is named a race attacker, is claimed to have reached an oral settlement with the staff of Jean-François Bourlart, Hilaire Van der Schueren and Aike Visbeek, however it’s nonetheless some time to attend for the affirmation of the switch: in line with the rules of the UCI, transfers might solely be introduced from 1 August.

Late bloomer, Calmejane solely turned professional at a comparatively late age, after he made his debut as an expert bike owner in 2016 on the age of 23. The Frenchman spent the early years of his profession with Direct Energie and made his ultimate breakthrough within the 2016 Vuelta a España. Calmejane gained the fourth stage to San Andrés de Teixido within the Spanish tour.

In his second skilled 12 months, the Frenchman proved to be a winner, with total victories within the Étoile de Bessèges, the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali and the Circuit de la Sarthe. His greatest victory additionally dates again to 2017: 5 years in the past he additionally gained a Tour stage ending in Station des Rousses. Lately, nonetheless, he has been much less profitable: for his final victory we’ve to return three years.

Calmejane to Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert?


Arnaud De Lie Verbally Agrees with Lotto Soudal on Contract Extension
Arnaud De Lie might be going to have an extended stick with Lotto Soudal. The sprinter, who has a contract with the Belgian staff till the top of 2023, is about to increase his contract for a 12 months beneath improved situations, Het Nieuwsblad experiences. In keeping with the Flemish newspaper, there’s already an oral settlement and the signatures will comply with subsequent week.

De Lie is without doubt one of the seasons revelations. The 20 year-old rider, who made his debut as a professional this 12 months, already has six victories to his title in 2022. He was the most effective within the Trofeo Playa de Palma-Palma, the Volta Limburg Basic and 4 one-day races in Belgium. John Lelangue, CEO at Lotto Soudal, wish to maintain De Lie a bit of longer. Nonetheless, De Lie didn’t merely take the primary provide, he waited and agreed with the newest improved provide.

Lotto Soudal will lose Philippe Gilbert and Tim Wellens on the finish of this season, however behind the scenes the staff is already busy recruiting riders. Along with De Lie, Thomas De Gendt and Sylvain Moniquet will quickly additionally prolong till 2024, in line with Het Nieuwsblad. Sébastien Grignard, whose contract expires on the finish of this 12 months, can even in all probability keep till the top of 2024 and already has a verbal settlement.

Arnaud De Lie to stick with Lotto Soudal until 2024:


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Elmar Reinders Indicators for BikeExchange-Jayco for Two Years
The 30-year-old Dutchman from the Danish Riwal staff is having a powerful season at Continental degree {and professional} groups have additionally seen it. Now, BikeExchange-Jayco has signed him up for the subsequent two seasons, in line with WielerFlits.

This season, the rider from Emmen gained the Go to Fryslân Elfstedenrace Race and the Arno Wallaard Memorial in harsh climate situations, in addition to phases within the Tour de Bretagne, Circuit des Ardennes and Olympia’s Tour. Within the Olympia’s stage race he additionally took the lead, however unhealthy luck within the ultimate stage price him the general victory. Solely ex-world champion Mads Pedersen might beat him within the Danish Fyen Rundt. Though all these races are on the UCI .2 degree, Reinders has confirmed himself in recent times.

It isn’t the primary time that the skilled baroudeur has been in possession of an expert contract. After plenty of robust years on the conti degree within the Netherlands, Reinders made his skilled debut in 2017 at Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij. He remained there till the staff folded on the finish of 2019. The Dutchman – who works with out an agent – ​​then signed with Riwal-Securitas, however that too ceased to exist a 12 months later after they have been unable to rearrange the funds in time. Riwal then made a brand new begin at Continental degree.

Since then Reinders has been using for the orange shirts, the place Sebastian Andersen now holds sway. He’s the son of Trek-Segafredo staff DS Kim and along with director Mogens Tveskov he needs to use for a ProTeam license with Riwal earlier than 2023. Reinders himself beforehand indicated that he was actually having fun with himself with the Danish staff, however he can’t be stored for an extended keep. BikeExchange-Jayco has tempted him for a two-year contract, which signifies that Reinders is certain of an expert contract till the top of 2024. There have been extra WorldTour groups out there for him.

Elmar Reinders goes professional:
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