Ballerini scores first season win in Wallonia Tour
David Ballerini won the fourth and penultimate stage of the Tour de Wallonia. The Italian from Quick.Step-Alpha Vinyl Company successfully completed an early flight. Jose Rojas came in second, and Rui Oliveira came in third. Robert Stannard struggled in the final, but kept his captain’s jersey.
For Ballerini, this is his first win since February 27, 2021. Then the Omloop won. The last flight is scheduled for tomorrow. Then we know the successor of American Quinn Simmons on the honor roll.
Pogacar passes to the Vuelta
Tadej Pojacar, 23, will not appear at the start of the Tour of Spain on August 19. The Slovenian from Emirates-Team Emirates will lead two big tours in one season for the first time this year, but his schedule has been revised. Pogacar, runner-up in the final round, will ride in the Clasico of San Sebastian next weekend and then take a short break. Then he built a few one-day races towards the World Cup in Australia and the Tour of Lombardy, two big goals in the fall.
Remaining program Tadej Pogacar:
July 30: Clasica San Sebastian
August 28: GP Plouay
September 9: Quebec GB
September 11: Montreal JB
September 25: World Championships on the road
October 1: Giro dell’Emilia
October 4: Tre Valli Varesine
October 8: Lombardy tour
Arkéa-Samsic cancels San Sebastian after outbreak
France’s Arkéa-Samsic will not appear at the start of the Clasico in San Sebastian in the Basque Country on Saturday. It appears that “a lot of the riders walked out of the Tour sick and not yet recovered”. Arkéa-Samsic is the business owner of Nairo Quintana, among others. The Colombian finished sixth in the round on Sunday.
“Quick.Step Gets New Direction From Team DSM”
According to generally informed “cycling flash,” Kasper Pedersen, 26, will spin the Soudal-Quick a step up from next season. The Dane is at the end of his contract with the DSM team and should become a long-term successor to the national team and compatriot Michael Morkoff (37) in the team of Patrick Lefevre. Mørkøv himself is still under contract with The Wolfpack for another season. Pedersen won the Paris Tours two years ago and finished third on a stage in last year’s Tour de France. In 2017, he also crowned himself European Champion by Promise.
Caleb Ewan successfully operated on his clavicle
Lotto Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan has had collarbone surgery. The 28-year-old Australian was taken to hospital on Monday for an examination of the collarbone he sustained in a crash at last year’s Tour de France. The Belgian WorldTour squad announced on Tuesday that it had been decided to remove the board, which was applied at the time, by an operation.
Ewan rode a very uncharted ride this year, finishing 135th and last on Sunday. In the enemy stages he was not able to really participate in the victory battle. His best result was eighth on Sunday in the final stage of the Paris Champs-Elysees.
Supreme de Lee beats Jermay at Wallonia Tour
Arnaud de Lee once again showcased his talent. Apparently 20-year-old Wal van Lotto Soudal was the fastest Peloton player on a tough end to the Wallonia Tour. Biniam Girmay had to settle for second place, and Axel Laurance finished third. For De Lee, this is his seventh victory of the season. Robert Stannard kept his leader’s jersey.
Simon Yates’ victory at Prueba Villafranca
Simon Yates brought in Prueba Villafranca in his name. Britain’s BikeExchange-Jayco took a solo win after 165.7km in Ordizia. Dion Smith completed the team celebration and finished second, ahead of Xavier Canelas.
Yates won two stages in the younger Giro, but then had to retire with knee pain due to a stage crash against Etna. It hasn’t worked since then. In his first match, he immediately hit the mark and trailed Luis Leon Sanchez on the honor roll. Yates previously won there in 2016.
Jana gives up her attempt to set a world clock record
Filippo Gana relinquished his attack on Victor Campinarts’ world record per hour in August. The Italian from Ineos-Grenadiers is very tired after the tough ride. A new date – in 2022 or 2023? – It hasn’t been pricked yet.
Alaphilippe tests positive for Corona and has to leave the Tour of Wallonia
Julian Alaphilippe no longer appears at the start of the third stage of the Wallonia Tour. His team announced that the French world champion, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, had contracted the Corona virus.
A serious setback for the thirty-year-old Frenchman, who was busy in Wallonia in his first multi-day race since his heavy fall at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. He then suffered rib and shoulder fractures and a collapsed lung. A few weeks ago, he was left out of the Tour de France selection list.
Alaphilippe had left for a training camp, then in Wallonia to continue his preparations for Velta and the World Cup, his goals later in the season. On Saturday he already opened strong with a victory over Muur van Huy, a day later he had to say goodbye to his leader’s shirt.
Philipsen starts in the standard post-tour at the Aalst, Van Aert and Vingegaard lane
Organizers of Standard 85 after the tour in Aalst managed to catch up with Jasper Philipsen, winner of Sunday in the final stage of the Tour on the majestic Champs-Elysees. The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider, who also won the 15th stage between Rodez and Carcasonne, will start Monday night in Onion City. Just like Geraint Thomas, who finished third in the Tour standings, Belgians Yves Lambert, Amaury Cabiot, Guillaume van Kerspolk, Frederic Frisson, Brent van Muir, Florian Vermeersch and Edward Blankart.
“We did everything we could to convince Jonas Weinggaard to come to Aalst, but unfortunately we didn’t succeed. He simply doesn’t want to drive today. Then you can still wave a lot of money, if they don’t want to, they won’t come. Same story with Wout van Aert. We also made him a really great financial offer, but he chose to be with his family the day after the Tour de France and thus thanked him for our benchmark,” Jonny van den Bury reports from the organizing committee.
Won’t the 2024 tour end in Paris?
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed on Sunday that talks are underway to move the arrival of the 2024 Tour de France out of Paris. This will be the first time since 1975. The Tour traditionally ends on the Champs-Elysees, but the Tour de France dates back from 2024 (June 29 to July 21) interfering with the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, a few days later (July 26 – August 11). ).
“We’ll see,” Hidalgo told Le Parisien newspaper. “It is a topic we are discussing with Christian Prudhomme (Tour Chair, Editor). It is an important topic. The arrival of the Tour will roughly coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games. We are working well on alternative solutions.”
“We are pragmatic and we will find a solution,” the mayor continued. “The Games will open on July 26, 2024. This means that in the weeks leading up to that date, the Place de la Concorde must be arranged. The possible absence of the Champs-Elysées on the Tour is not a taboo. We will communicate in due course.”
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