Cullaigh drops out in the Giro’s hottest day

Cullaigh drops out in the Giro’s hottest day

It was the hottest day in the Giro d’Italia U23, reaching 38°C during the stage. The race presented a challenging parcour that features up to five categorized climbs, including an uphill finish all the way up to Casalincontrada. Our team was not off to a good start as Gabriel Cullaigh was forced to withdraw of the race shortly after the start because of sickness. The race went on and quickly a 15-man group went up the road forming the breakaway of the day. That leading group made it all the way to the finish…continue reading →
Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Once again our riders went for an aggressive ride in today's stage four of the Giro d'Italia. Gabriel Cullaigh jumped into the break of the day together with two other riders and started to open a considerable gap to the peloton. The 3-man group was allowed up to five minutes before the bunch started the chase, but they got to the top of the last climb one minute ahead. Our British rider showed his power and was caught with only 2 km to go. Behind, our guys worked to put Fabio Jakobsen in…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg sprints to 6th in Bretagne

Julius van den Berg sprints to 6th in Bretagne

A very strong Julius van den Berg got into the breakaway of the day in the very first kilometers of the stage alongside 9 other riders. They kept the gap to a minute and a half, but the high pace up to the Mur de Bretagne left the leading group down to two riders, one being our always-attacking Dutch rider.  Both worked together to distance the peloton and they were joined by another rider as they entered the local circuit. In the last two laps lot of attacking went by in the peloton, with…continue reading →
Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Stage 5 of Tour de Bretagne featured a very fast start that led the bunch to complete over 47 km during the first hour of racing. Several attacks and breakaway attempts were made but our riders always kept the team well represented by always following the attacks or making the cut to large groups. It took almost 90 km to the 6 man breakaway to go away and they were never seen again. The peloton started a fast chase as they got to the local circuit, but the gap always stayed over the…continue reading →
Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to 16th in Tour de Bretagne stage 2

Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to 16th in Tour de Bretagne stage 2

Today’s stage presented the longest parcour of this year’s edition of the race. A total of 203 km saw the riders go through a very tough day on the bike. Early in the stage a group of four riders attacked and formed the breakaway of the day, and the peloton allowed them a 4 minutes gap before kicking up the pace and starting to cut it down. With 64 km to go and at the foot of the uncategorized climb of Roc'h Tredudon, the peloton that broke into two big groups with Lucas…continue reading →
A bunch sprint decides the first stage of the Tour de Bretagne

A bunch sprint decides the first stage of the Tour de Bretagne

The stage was off to a calm start and after some attacks in the first kilometers a duo of riders went up the road, being allowed a gap over the six minutes by the peloton. Once the bunch got to the local circuit the the bunch  considerably picked up the speed and the gap of the leading group began to fall down. Our guys stood well positioned inside the main group during the chase saving power for the last part of the day. After the two breakaway members were caught, late attackers tried…continue reading →
Circuit des Ardennes done and dusted

Circuit des Ardennes done and dusted

That’s a wrap for our guys in Circuit des Ardennes! In the short and explosive morning stage, the peloton tackled a 76km long parcour with several climbs along the way. It was a hectic start before a 4-men group jumped off the bunch in the last difficulty of the day, and rode to the finish line. In the last descent Gabriel Cullaigh positioned himself for the sprint of the bunch and took 8th.  The afternoon stage presented a tough parcour with 5 categorized climbs. After a fast first hour of racing, a group…continue reading →
Williams sprints to fourth in Circuit des Ardennes’ stage 1

Williams sprints to fourth in Circuit des Ardennes’ stage 1

After numerous attacks in the first kilometers of the race, a three-man group formed the break of the day. They were allowed a gap of close to five minutes. Our riders remained in the bunch as it went through the last categorized climb of the day. The leading trio was then caught on the descent. In the closing kilometers, our riders positioned Stephen Williams for the final uphill sprint, but the bunch was sent the wrong way with 100 meters to go. Thanks to a late attack, a rider eventually built a gap and took…continue reading →
Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to tenth in Normandie

Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to tenth in Normandie

Another high speed day in the books for our guys as today's average speed was again above the 44km/h. The sixth stage of the Tour de Normandie  presented a challenging initial terrain with 3 categorized climbs, and after several attempts the final breakaway of the day was formed by four riders.  The peloton kicked up the pace as they got to the hilly local circuit but the victory remained upfront and it was played in a four men sprint. Because of the accumulated fatigue and the exigent parcour the peloton was down to…continue reading →
Gabriel Cullaigh finishes tenth in stage 4 of Tour de Normandie

Gabriel Cullaigh finishes tenth in stage 4 of Tour de Normandie

It was a cold, rainy and windy day in Tour de Normandie. Stage three kicked off at the foot of a 2 km long hill, and after several attempts the breakaway was composed. Five riders, including our Marten Kooistra went up the road and worked together during the vast majority of the stage. Meanwhile the peloton was riding at controlled tempo, keeping the leader's gap always around two minutes. The leading group grew up to six riders before the last lap, as the peloton approached the last climb of the day.  At the top of it…continue reading →
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