Andre Greipel Relieved After Tour de France Win

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN REIMS, France, July 10, 2014 (AFP) - Andre Greipel admitted he was relieved after finally returning to sprint form to claim Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France in style. The German had been out of sorts in sprints so far during the Tour, managing one sixth-placed finish on Tuesday's fourth stage while compatriot Marcel Kittel dazzled, winning … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Sidelined From The Spring Classics

PARIS, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - German rider Andre Greipel has been ruled out of the remainder of the spring classics series with a collarbone injury, his Lotto team confirmed on Monday. Greipel, 31, picked up the injury after falling eight kilometres from the finish line as he was challenging for Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem classic in Belgium. "It's a tough blow for Andre and for the … [Read more...]

Tour of Oman Stage 3 Ends In A Sprinters Dual

AL BUSTAN, Oman, Feb 20, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel took over the lead in the Tour of Oman after the Lotto rider claimed Thursday's third stage, a 145 kilometer ride from Muscat to Al Bustan. Greipel got the better of Slovakia's Peter Sagan and Nacer Bouhanni of France in a sprint finish. The winner already of Tuesday's first stage Greipel prised the leader's red jersey … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Tour of Oman First stage

MUSCAT, Feb 18, 2014 (AFP) - Andre Greipel of Germany won a sprint finish to take the first stage of the Tour of Oman cycle race in Muscat on Tuesday. Greipel, who became the first rider to don the leader's red jersey, edged ahead of Australia's Leigh Howard and Nicola Ruffoni of Italy crossing the finishing line at Nassen Garden. Greipel, who rides for the Lotto team, has got his … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Wins Qatar Stage 5, As Tersptra Eyes Victory

MADINAT AL SHAMAL , Qatar, Feb 13, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel, a narrow second to Tom Boonen on Wednesday, took Thursday's Tour of Qatar fifth stage, a 159km ride from Al Zubara Fort to Madinat Al Shamal. The Lotto rider prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Lithuania's Aidis Kruopis with Dutch rider Theo Bos taking third. Niki Tersptra, also of the Netherlands, retained … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Stage Win, Cadel Evans Retains Lead

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel blitzed his rivals to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under Friday as Cadel Evans saw his overall lead slip to just seven seconds. Greipel had too much speed for the rest of the field on the final sprint into Victor Harbor to win by over two bike lengths. The stage win was Greipel's 15th at the season-opening … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Edges Out Greipel at Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 21, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans timed his sprint finish to perfection edging out German Andre Greipel to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Gerrans stayed on Greipel's wheel on the uphill homestretch into the South Australian town of Angaston, then pounced in the last few metres to beat the big German by half a … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Eneco Tour Stage As Lars Boom Earns Lead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 15, 2013 - German Andre Greipel easily won a sprint finish to the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Thursday as reigning champion Lars Boom moved into the leader's jersey. Greipel proved a class above the competition in the run-in at the end of the 169km run from Essen to Vlijmen, finishing well clear of Italian Giacomo Nizzolo in … [Read more...]

Daryl Impey Makes Tour de France History

by Justin Davis MONTPELLIER, France, July 04, 2013 (AFP) - Daryl Impey made Tour de France history on Thursday by becoming the first African to take possession of the Tour de France yellow jersey. Germany's Andre Greipel, of Lotto, dominated a bunch sprint to win the sixth stage of the race, held over 176.5 km between Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier, ahead of Slovakian Peter … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Avoids Crashes To Win His Record 13th TDU Stage

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel avoided two late crashes to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under in the Barossa Valley town of Tanunda on Friday, breaking the record for the most stage wins in the race's history. Greipel charged home after another perfect lead-out from his Lotto Belisol team to win his 13th stage of the … [Read more...]