Chris Froome Suffers Nasty Crash At Dauphine

POISY, France, June 13, 2014 (AFP) - Belgian Jan Bakelants, riding for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, won the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday while overall leader Chris Froome recovered from a nasty crash to keep the yellow jersey. Froome, the defending Tour de France champion, came home with his jersey and shorts shredded after crashing with 7.5km to race. He lost … [Read more...]

Jan Bakelants Wins Grand Prix de Wallonie

After 203 kilometers between Chaudfontaine and Namur, Bakelants was faster than Thomas Voeckler on the Namur Citadel. Bakelants started the race for the Belgian national team. Bakelants participated in this race as a preparation for the World Championships in Firenze. Since RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK did not have this race on their program, Bakelants was allowed to start with the team of national … [Read more...]

Jan Bakelants In Tour de France Yellow Jersey

by Andy Scott AJACCIO, France, June 30, 2013 (AFP) - Belgium's Jan Bakelants of the Radioshack Leopard team won the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday to take the overall race leader's yellow jersey by a margin of one second. The 27-year-old, making his debut in the race, broke away from the pack and resisted a fightback from the leading members of the peloton to win … [Read more...]

RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK Names Vuelta a España Line-Up

RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK will participate in the Tour of Spain with an ambitious team. Daniele Bennati, Jan Bakelants, Laurent Didier, Linus Gerdemann, Markel Irizar, Tiago Machado, Maxime Monfort, Greg Rast and Hayden Roulston will be directed by José Azevedo and Luca Guercilena. Azevedo: "We bring a diverse team to the start. Monfort, Gerdemann and Machado are our three GC riders and we will … [Read more...]

Belgians Hope Rests With Gilbert At Worlds

BRUSSELS - One day classic specialist Philippe Gilbert will be the point man for the Belgian team at the world road race championships later this month in Geelong, Australia, it was announced on Tuesday. The 28-year-old - a two-time winner of the prestigious Paris-Tours race and also winner of the Amstel Gold Race earlier this season - has shown he is in good form by wearing the overall … [Read more...]