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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Women: Loes Adegeest offers a new prestigious success to FDJ-Suez

What a start to the season for FDJ-Suez! Thanks to its new Dutch recruit Loes Adgeest, the French team took another prestigious victory this season at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Breaking away on the final climb with Australian Amanda Spratt (Trek-Segafredo), Adgeest dominated her rival in the sprint on the home stretch. The Dutch Nina Buijsman (Human Powered Health) completed the podium. “It’s really good to start the season like this,” Adgeest enthused. “It’s incredible! I felt like I could keep up with Spratt and I was actually the only one who could really keep up with her… After the first ascent of Challambra Crescent I knew this could be my day. I played a little poker. I tried and it worked.”

The results:

1. Loes Adegeest (FDJ – Suez) ; 2. Amanda Spraat (Trek-Segafredo) ; 3. Nina Buijsman (Human Powered Health)…


Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: Marius Mayrhofer (Team DSM) invites himself to the party

There’s a new face among the top international sprinting regulars with which we will have to familiarize ourselves. Marius Mayrhofer won the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong on Sunday. At 22, this is the first victory for the DSM sprinter. In this return edition after three years of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian event offered up a five-star scenario. With relentless attacks, including from 2022 Giro winner Jai Hindley (Team DSM) and recent Tour Down Under winner Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates), the final outcome remained in doubt deep into this suspenseful race. Finally, the DSM team ensured the casing peloton would come to the line together, which allowed its German sprinter to triumph in front of the Frenchman Hugo Page (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) and the Australian Simon Clarke (Israel – Premier Tech). “The last time I won was in the juniors, so finally winning my first victory, that says it all,” said an emotional Mayrhofer at the finish. “The team did a great job all day. I have dreamed of this victory for so long, I can’t believe what happened.”

The results:

1. Marius Mayrhoffer (Team DSM), 2. Hugo Page (Intermarché – Circus – Wanty), 3. Simon Clarke (Israel – Premier Tech)…


Upcoming races :

30/01 to 03/02/2023: Saudi Tour, https://www.thesauditour.com/en

01/02 to 05/02/2023: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell, https://vueltacv.com/