March 23rd, 2017 — 9:56am
Having been unveiled as the first star rider of 2017, Thomas Voeckler will be back in the 2017 edition of the event to defend his Tour de Yorkshire title.
His success in the competition came last year on the final climb of the third stage which saw him break away with Nicolas Roche of Team Sky.
To take home the overall victory, Voeckler was able to outsmart his rival along Scarborough’s North Bayin a two-way sprint.
He has thus become one of the most celebrated cyclists of his generation, with the win which proved the highest-profile success of the 2016 season for the Frenchman.
Due to his never-say-die attitude and his unique attacking style, he has earned himself a cult following.
Voeckler, 37, held the iconic yellow jersey for nothing less than 20 stages, won four Tour de France stages, as well as topping the mountains classification in what has very much been a glittering career.
He announced his plans during last September to retire from pro cycling after the Tour de France this summer. Essentially, it means that the Tour de Yorkshirewill be his last appearance on British soil. The event will hold from 28thto 30th of April. Continue reading »
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December 23rd, 2016 — 7:05am
The Danish squad has announced a new sponsorship deal with the German company – the stolting group.
Cult energy team whose future had been on shaky ground for a while are now safe as the German company has swooped in to help safeguard their professional continental status.
The stolting group, which has sponsored a team in the continental ranks in 2015, has decided to provide the sponsorship to German counterpart and join forces with the team; this will help to ensure that the cult energy team has a space in the 2016 professional continental ranks.
While the stolting group will be providing the budget, the new team formed between the German and Danish alliance will be registered as the cult energy-stolting group, the team whose agreement is expected to last for five years is optimistic of riding in big future events, particularly the grand tour.
In a bid to further strengthen the alliance, some of the young riders at the German group will now ride with the new team as part of the squad, this may all just be speculation as the management of the team has said while announcing the agreement that the roster for the season had not been planned out yet. Continue reading »
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Richie Porte is surely going through a fantastic phase of his career of late. The Australian is in full-form, bagging one major win after another & his latest focus is on Giro crown.
The Australian great clinched his 2nd WorldTour title in stage race recently along with the victory of Catalonia Tour & Paris-Nice win. It was the 2nd Paris-Nice win for him.
The Tasmanian looked sturdy on hilly 7th & final stage at Barcelona to triumph at the race by 4 seconds from Alejandro Valverde of Spain, who picked twelve bonus seconds given his stage win as well as the victory at intermediate sprint.
Domenico Pozzovivo, the famous Italian rider, was 1 second behind Alejandro in 3rd overall while two-time Tour France hero Alberto Contador was further adrift by 2 seconds.
Richie stands in the 1st position in World Tour rankings & he is all set to lead his elite Sky team into Giro Italia that is scheduled for May.
“Honestly, it is just unbelievable”, stated Porte, who came second at Down Under Tour in his own homeland as the current season ushered.
“This season is going really awesome for me, starting from the Down Under Tour to now”, he continued. “I could not ever imagine that it would be going this well, especially where I was in 2014.” Continue reading »
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