Giro d’Italia: Van der Poel starts on the right foot
Winner of the first stage on Friday, Mathieu Van der Poel will start the fourth stage with the leader’s pink jersey on his shoulders this Tuesday in Avola, Sicily. He is currently 11 seconds ahead of Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) and 16 in front of Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma).
Stages won by: Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco), Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team).
Carpathian Couriers Race in Memory of Waclaw Felczak: Miholjevic, a precocious talent
Fourth in the time trial won by the Italian Martinelli on Tuesday, the Croatian Fran Miholjevic won the overall of the Slovakian event, reserved for U23 riders. At 19, the rider of the Cycling Team Friuli ASD has already shown excellent potential.
The results: 1. Fran Miholjevic (Cycling Team Friuli ASD), 2. Francis Juneau (Premier Tech U23 Cycling), 3. Alexander Hajek (Austria)…
Stages won by: Nicolo Buratti (Cycling Team Friuli ASD), Fran Miholjevic (Cycling Team Friuli ASD), Mika Heming (ATT Investments), Alessio Martinelli (Bardiani-Faizanè)
Quatre jours de Dunkerque Grand Prix des Hauts de France: Gilbert returns to winning ways
Belgian Philippe Gilbert won the Four Days of Dunkirk Grand Prix des Hauts de France on Sunday. Having won the third stage, the Lotto-Soudal rider waited until the fifth day of the race to take the overall leader’s jersey. On Sunday, he was content to manage the last stage won by his compatriot Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux): “I had not won a stage race since the Trois Jours de la Panne in 2017. The joy is different, because you never really know if you won with the bonuses. No victory is to be denigrated, they are all beautiful, there is a story behind each victory,” declared the winner.
The results: 1. Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), 2. Oliver Naesen (AG2R Citroën Team), 3. Jake Stewart (Groupama-FDJ)…
Stages won by: Arvid De Kleijn (Human Powered Health), Jason Tesson (Saint-Michel-Auber 93), Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), Lionel Taminiaux (Alpecin-Fenix), Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Fenix), Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux).
Bretagne Ladies Tour Ceratizit: Guazzini the strongest
Seventh in the fifth and final stage on Saturday, Italian Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) won the general classification of the Tour de Bretagne. Aged 21, she took the leader’s jersey on Thursday in the time trial, where she finished second behind the young Alena Ivanchenko (UAE Team ADQ). Winner of the first two stages, Marta Bastianelli demonstrated her qualities as a sprinter.
The results: 1. Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope), 2. Cedrine Kerbaol (Cofidis Women Team), 3. Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-NXTG Team)…
Stages won by: Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ), Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ), Alena Ivanchenko (UAE Team ADQ), Martina Alzini (Cofidis Women Team), Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling).
Vuelta ciclista andalucia « ruta del sol »: Sierra above the rest
Winner of the first two stages, the Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Movistar Team) perfectly managed the third and last stage (taking 2nd behind her teammate Jelena Eric) to win the first edition of the Tour of Andalusia at the age of 29.
The results: 1. Arlenis Sierra (Movistar Team), 2. Mavi Garcia (UAE Team ADQ), 3. Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon//SRAM Generation)…
Stages won by : Arlenis Sierra (Movistar Team), Arlenis Sierra (Movistar Team), Jelena Eric (Movistar Team).
Races to come:
Giro d’Italia 6-29/05 www.giroditalia.it
Grand Prix du Morbihan 56 14/05 www.gpmo.bzh
Tro-Bro Léon 15/06 www.trobroleon.com