Roglic and Van Aert both earn wins on big day for Jumbo-Visma: Daily News
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Wednesday was a busy day for cycling races as the battle for the overall standings continued to heat up in Paris-Nice as Tirreno-Adriatico and the Healthy Aging Tour began.
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Roglic takes the lead of Paris-Nice with a stage 4 victory
Primoz Roglic won the 4th stage of Paris-Nice, taking the lead in the overall lead in the first category climb of Chiroubles. Maximilien Schachmann took second place the day before Guillaume Martin, 12 seconds behind Roglic.
The 187.5 km back-and-forth stage from Chalon-sur-Saône saw the breakaway quickly take a four-minute lead, but the peloton started to slow down on the first ascent of Mont Brouilly in the 70s. last kilometers. The gap widened and continued to descend when passing Col de Durbize and then approaching the second ascent of Mont Brouilly. The gap was less than a minute while Julien bernard attacked out of the break by passing over. At the descent of the climb, Tao Geoghegan Hart and David Gaudu crashed on a bend. The two recovered, but Geoghegan Hart ultimately retired from the race.
Remi Cavagna and Luis León Sánchez jumped from the front of the peloton to try to catch up with Bernard in the last 15 kilometers. Cavagna’s hopes were dashed by a gear problem, but Sánchez made up for lost time with just over five kilometers to go. However, the peloton was right behind and the attacks began to fly as the road climbed sharply towards the finish. Pierre Latour put in a short search of the peloton while Bernard lost contact up front. Latour tried again and this time his shot caught Roglic, Ion Izagirre, and Michael matthews. Within moments, however, Roglic continued alone in pursuit of Sánchez, while the others were brought back.
Roglic quickly caught up and passed Sánchez and continued to climb the climb solo as a select group chased him. Roglic held on to take the win with a 12-second gap over a small group led by Schachmann. Four days before Paris-Nice, Roglic is now 35 seconds ahead of Shachmann in the general classification, Brandon McNulty being third overall with 37 seconds.
Top 10, stage 4
1 ROGLIC Primoz (Jumbo-Visma Team) 4:49:36
2 SCHACHMANN Maximilien (BORA – hansgrohe) 0:12
3 MARTIN Guillaume (Cofidis, Credit Solutions)
4 BENOOT Tiesj (DSM Team)
5 VLASOV Aleksandr (Astana – Premier Tech)
6 HAMILTON Lucas (Team BikeExchange)
7 GAUDU David (Groupama – FDJ) 0:16
8 PACHER Quentin (B&B Hotels p / b KTM)
9 LATOUR Pierre (Total Direct Energie team)
10 IZAGIRRE Ion (Astana – Premier Tech)
Top 10, CG
1 ROGLIC Primoz (Team Jumbo-Visma) 13:26:40
2 SCHACHMANN Maximilien (BORA – hansgrohe) 0:35
3 MCNULTY Brandon (UAE-Team Emirates) 0:37
4 VLASOV Aleksandr (Astana – Premier Tech) 0:41
5 IZAGIRRE Ion (Astana – Premier Tech) 0:43
6 JORGENSON Matteo (Movistar Team) 0:58
7 BENOOT Tiesj (DSM Team) 1:05
8 HAMILTON Lucas (Team BikeExchange) 1:09
9 SÁNCHEZ Luis León (Astana – Premier Tech) 1:11
10 LATOUR Pierre (Total Direct Energie team) 1:12
Van Aert wins Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1
Shortly after his teammate Jumbo-Visma won stage 4 at Paris-Nice, Wout van Aert sprinted to victory on the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico ahead of Caleb Ewan and Fernando Gaviria.
The 156km stage that started and ended in Lido di Camaiore featured three climbs up the Pitoro climb in the first half of the day before a mostly flat second half, giving the sprinter teams a good reason to work for a peloton kick. They did exactly that, making the breakaway in the last 10 kilometers and then fighting for position in the final kilometers.
Jumbo-Visma put Van Aert in position 3 km from the finish, then Deceuninck-Quick-Step and Alpecin-Fenix - working for Tim merlier with Mathieu van der Poel well back in the peloton – joined the fight for space up front. Lotto-Soudal then put Ewan in position.
A long straight open inside the last mile meant there was room for several departure trains to spread across the route before UAE-Team Emirates took the lead for Gaviria, but van Aert was right behind the Colombian sprinter. Van Aert and Gaviria kicked off about 200 meters from the finish and Van Aert quickly took the lead. Ewan tried to come to an agreement but Van Aert held on for the victory. Ewan settled for finalist honors with Gaviria taking third place on the day.
Top 10, stage 1
1 VAN AERT Wout (Jumbo-Visma Team) 3:36:17
2 EWAN Caleb (Lotto Soudal)
3 GAVIRIA Fernando (UAE-Team Emirates)
4 VENDRAME Andrea (AG2R Citroën Team)
5 MEZGEC Luka (Team BikeExchange)
6 MERLIER Tim (Alpecin-Fenix)
7 HODEG Álvaro José (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
8 BALLERINI Davide (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
9 GARCÍA CORTINA Iván (Movistar Team)
10 HOFSTETTER Hugo (Start-Up Nation of Israel)
Top 10, CG
1 VAN AERT Wout (Jumbo-Visma Team) 3:36:07
2 EWAN Caleb (Lotto Soudal) 0:04
3 GAVIRIA Fernando (UAE-Team Emirates) 0:06
4 VELASCO Simone (Gazprom – RusVelo) 0:07
5 KISS Mattia (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) 0:08
6 VENDRAME Andrea (AG2R Citroën Team) 0:10
7 MEZGEC Luka (Team BikeExchange)
8 MERLIER Tim (Alpecin-Fenix)
9 HODEG Álvaro José (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
10 BALLERINI Davide (Deceuninck – Quick Step)
D’Hoore wins the opening of the Healthy Aging Tour
Jolien D’Hoore sprinted to victory in a dramatic final of stage 1 of the Healthy Aging Tour. The 30-year-old Belgian beat Alice barnes and Karlijn Swinkels on the TT Circuit Assen motorsport track to claim the victory, while Lorena Wiebes crashed in the last few hundred meters.
The 126 km opening leg of the UCI 2.1 classified race covered 28 laps of a 4.5 km flat course which favored the sprinters. Things were going well in the peloton in the final 10km as the race neared its end, and although Daniek Hangeveld attempted a late solo move, the sprinter teams shut it down to set up a quick finish.
Barnes quickly took the lead in the final with Lorena Wiebes on her wheel, but Wiebes crashed as the riders rounded a final corner. As D’Hoore picked up speed in the final 150 yards, she quickly shut down Barnes and managed to pass just before the finish to claim the narrow victory over Barnes with Swinkels taking third place.
Top 10, stage 1
1 D’HOORE Jolien (SD Worx) 3:14:03
2 BARNES Alice (Canyon SRAM Racing)
3 SWINKELS Karlijn (Team Jumbo-Visma Women)
4 HENDERSON Anna (Jumbo-Visma Women Team)
5 KOOL Charlotte (NXTG Racing)
6 PIETERS Amy (SD Worx)
7 DANFORD Georgia (Andy Schleck – CP NVST – Immo Losch)
8 HENGVELD Daniek (GT Krush Tunap)
9 VAN’T GELOOF Marjolein (Drops – Le Col s / b TEMPUR.)
10 VAN DER HULST Amber (Parkhotel Valkenburg)
Top 10, CG
1 D’HOORE Jolien (SD Worx) 3:13:53
2 BARNES Alice (Canyon SRAM Racing) 0:04
3 BRENNAUER Lisa (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling) 0:05
4 SWINKELS Karlijn (Team Jumbo-Visma Women) 0:06
5 PIETERS Amy (SD Worx) 0:07
6 NORSGAARD Emma (Movistar Team)
7 METTRAUX Léna (Andy Schleck – CP NVST – Immo Losch)
8 LOWDEN Joscelin (Drops – Le Col s / b TEMPUR.) 0:08
9 HENDERSON Anna (Jumbo-Visma Women Team) 0:09
10 EKLUND Nathalie (GT Krush Tunap)
Geoghegan Hart leaves Paris-Nice after crash
Tao Geoghegan Hart out of Paris-Nice after crashing in the descent of the Mont Brouilly climb. The reigning Giro d’Italia champion came back up and first tried to continue before stopping and leave the race.
“Landed on my head today,” Geoghegan Hart wrote on Twitter. “Thank you @INEOSGrenadiers and the medical team for putting my long term wellness first when it was clear I was not 100%. Little rest, no screen time and hopefully be back soon. “
Goossens “lost consciousness for a brief moment”, suffered a concussion in the Paris-Nice accident
Kobe Goossens also left Paris-Nice after crashing, with his Lotto-Soudal team declaring after Stage 4 that he suffered a concussion and briefly lost consciousness. The team provided the update in a tweet which also included a photo of Goossens giving the hospital a boost.
“We are relieved to say that @KobeGoossens is doing well after falling in the fourth stage of #ParisNice,” said Lotto-Soudal. “Due to an accident, Kobe lost consciousness for a brief moment. Four kilometers from the finish, after having to let go of the leading group, Kobe crashed into a team car which was parked on the right side of the road. The Lotto Soudal runner quickly regained consciousness and was rushed to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. Several facial wounds had to be stitched up, but luckily no fractures were revealed. “
After returning from hospital on Wednesday evening, Goossens is expected to return home on Thursday.
Trek-Segafredo and BikeExchange will both participate in the Maryland Cycling Classic
The Maryland Cycling Classic announced five of the teams that will compete in the inaugural edition of the event in September, revealing that WorldTour teams Trek-Segafredo and Bicycle exchange are both ready to attend.
Rally, which runs at ProTeam level, and continental teams Aevolo and Wildlife generation will also participate in the one-day race, which will take place in Baltimore on September 5, the weekend before the Quebec and Montreal GPs in Canada. Ranked at the ProSeries level, the event will be the top-ranked one-day race in the United States this season.
Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Healthy Aging Tour continue on Thursday. Stage 5 of Paris-Nice, from Vienne to Bollène, could be a chance for the quick finalists, even if the last 40 kilometers will have two climbs. Stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico will start on mostly flat roads after leaving Camaiore, before a hectic second half of the day, ending with a climb towards Chiusdino. Stage 2 of the Healthy Aging Tour is a 14.4km flat time trial at Lauwersoog which will certainly have implications for the battle for the overall standings.
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