Bauke Mollema Will Ride For Trek Next Season

PARIS, Aug 05, 2014 - Dutchman Bauke Mollema will ride for Trek next season after signing a two-year deal, the American team announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old finished 10th at the Tour de France last month having secured a sixth-placed finish in 2013, both times riding for Dutch outfit Belkin. He also finished fourth at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana. "I feel like this team will give … [Read more...]

Bauke Mollema Headlines Team Belkin in Tour de France

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM will start the 101st edition of the Tour de France on July 5 with a lot of ambition. With a strong group of riders, the team hopes to put ‘Bau and Lau’ in the spotlights as in 2013. “We want to repeat our good performances from last year,” said Sports Director Nico Verhoeven, referring to Bauke Mollema’s and Laurens ten Dam’s sixth and 13th place in the … [Read more...]

Bauke Mollema Wins Vuelta Stage 17, Nibali Retains Lead

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MADRID, Sept 11, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bauke Mollema of the Belkin team won the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain in Burgos on Thursday as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall race leader's red jersey. Mollema, 26, attacked at the end of the 189-km ride from Calahorra to take the stage win ahead of Sky's Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen and Argentina's Maximiliano Richeze, … [Read more...]

Bos, Ten Dam and Mollema Lead Team Belkin in Vuelta a España

The Belkin Pro Cycling Team will start the Vuelta a España in Vilanova de Arousa on Saturday with three leaders. Sports Director Erik Dekker aims for sprint wins with Theo Bos and, as in the Tour de France, a GC focus for Laurens ten Dam and Bauke Mollema. "Theo has up to five chances because there aren't that many flat stages," explained Dekker. "It's also important for him to see if he can … [Read more...]

Bauke Mollema Leads Blanco’s Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 18, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bauke Mollema, second in last week's Tour of Switzerland, will lead the Blanco team's assault on the Tour de France which gets underway in Corsica on June 29. "We're targeting a top 10 finish," declared Blanco's sporting director Nico Verhoeven at the unveiling of their team for the blue riband of cycling on Tuesday. The 26-year-old climbing … [Read more...]

Rabobank Counting on Dutch Trio in Tour de France

PARIS, June 18, 2012 (AFP) - Dutch trio Robert Gesink, Bauke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk will be spearheading the Rabobank team challenge on this year's Tour de France which gets under way in Liege, Belgium, on June 30. "Gesink showed he is in good form by finishing fourth in the Tour of Switzerland," team sporting director Nico Verhoeven said Monday of the rider who finished fifth in … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Stage, Froome Dons Red Jersey

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SAlamanca, Spain, Aug 29, 2011 (AFP) - German rider Tony Martin continued his superb season on Monday by winning the tenth stage of the Tour of Spain on Monday, a 47-kilometre individual time trial around Salamanca. Britain's Christopher Froome took the overall leader's red jersey from Dutchman Bauke Mollema after the mostly flat stage, the only time trial of the race. "I wasn't really … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Vuelta Stage 9, Mollema Earns Red Jersey

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Martin wins stage, Mollema dons red jersey SIERRA DE BEJAR, Spain, Aug 28, 2011 (AFP) - Irish rider Daniel Martin won his first stage on a major tour on Sunday when he emerged victorious in the ninth stage of the Tour of Spain, a 183km ride from Villacastin. Dutchman Bauke Mollema finished second on the stage but had the huge consolation of taking the overall leader's red jersey from … [Read more...]

Martin Retains The Lead, As Mollema Takes Stage 6

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Aug 6, 2010 – Dutch rider Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) won the sixth and penultimate stage of the Tour de Pologne. Today’s was the “queen” stage of the 2010 edition of the Tour de Pologne. The cyclists left from Oswiecim, the city of peace, and after a touching stop in Auschwitz to commemorate victims of the Holocaust, they faced 228.5 kilometers that included 6 first-category climbs before an … [Read more...]