Simac Ladies Tour : Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) passes the test
Winner of the first two stages, the 2022 European champion dominated the Simac Ladies Tour. The 23-year-old Dutchwoman then managed the end of the race perfectly by finishing second on the 3rd and 4th stages, and then 5th and 3rd on the last two: “I am really proud to take the victory in the general classification after all the incredible work that the girls did this week,” declared the winner.
She won by 10 seconds over the double champion of France Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), winner of the penultimate stage on Saturday.
The results: 1. Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), 2. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), 3. Karlijn Swinkels (Team Jumbo-Visma)…
Stages won by: Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM), Charlotte Kool (Team DSM), Riejanne Markus (Team Jumbo-Visma), Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg).
La Vuelta ciclista a Espana : Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) holds off the pack
Often attacked, sometimes distanced, Remco Evenepoel still clings ferociously to his red leader’s jersey. The 14th and 15th stages saw the Belgian champion waver and his rivals took the opportunity to snatch up precious seconds. After successive finishes at the top of the Sierra de la Pandera on Saturday, then the Sierra Nevada on Sunday, Evenepoel had his lead cut to 1’34 over Roglic, three-time winner of the event, and 2’01 over Mas (against 2’41 and 3’03 respectively on Friday evening). However, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team rider hopes to be able to contain the onslaught of his opponents during the coming last week of racing, notably with a less mountainous profile: “I felt better today (Sunday). It’s the first time I’ve raced at such a high altitude, so I think I passed this test quite well,” commented the young Belgian. “In the last kilometers, Primoz Roglic attacked me; it was to be expected. I lost almost no time today, I’m happy about that. It was not easy to manage. I am happy that tomorrow (Monday) is a rest day.”
The general classification after 15 stages: 1. Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), 2. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), 3. Enric Mas (Movistar Team)…
Stages won by: Jumbo-Visma, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates), Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Jesus Herrada (Cofidis), Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux), Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), Kaden Groves (Team BikeExchange-Jayco), Mads Pedersen (Trek-Sofredo), Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Thymen Arensman (Team DSM).
Tour du Doubs : Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) posts a third success
After Paris-Bourges in 2018 and Polynormande in 2021, Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) won the 37th edition of the Tour du Doubs on Sunday, which was the fourteenth round of the Coupe de France. At the end of 204 kilometers, the 26-year-old rider from Brest,who took second in the 16th stage of the Tour de France this year, took the victory in a sprint in Pontarlier out of a group of 15 riders. He was ahead of Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) and Matis Level (Team Arkéa Samsic) in the sprint.
The results: 1. Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), 2. Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies), 3. Matis Level (Team Arkéa Samsic)…
Races to come:
La Vuelta ciclista a Espana 19/08-11/09 www.lavuelta.com/
Tour cycliste féminin international de l’Ardèche 6-12/09 www.tcfia.com/
Ceratizit Challenge by la Vuelta 8-11/09 www.aiocc.ch/event/ceratizit-challenge-by-la-vuelta/
Grand Prix cycliste de Québec 9/09 www.aiocc.ch/event/grand-prix-cycliste-de-quebec/
Grand Prix de Fourmies la Voix du Nord 11/09 www.grandprixdefourmies.com/
Grand Prix cycliste de Montréal 11/09 www.gpcqm.ca/