Demise of Italian Cycling Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN NANCY, France, July 12, 2014 - The demise of Italian cycling has been greatly exaggerated according to winning pair Vincenzo Nibali and Matteo Trentin. Nibali, 29, kept hold of the Tour de France yellow jersey after Trentin, 24, won Friday's 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy. Italian cycling has come under fire in local press but the performances … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin Beats Sagan To Finish On Tour de France Stage 7

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN NANCY, France, July 11, 2014 (AFP) - For the third time already at this Tour de France, Peter Sagan was pipped at the line as Italy's Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage on Friday. Sagan could not have gone any closer this time as he was beaten by barely an inch after a massive 234.5km stage from Epernay to Nancy. It was so close that Trentin even … [Read more...]

Novice Matteo Trentin’s Win Gives Italy Reason To Smile

by Andy Scott LYON, July 13, 2013 (AFP) - Racing in his first Tour de France, Matteo Trentin appeared to surprise even himself by winning Saturday's 14th stage in a sprint for the line in Lyon. Trentin timed his burst brilliantly to finish in front of Switzerland's Michael Albasini by half a wheel after France's Julien Simon failed to convert a solo attack with 15 kilometres to … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin Makes It Four As Froome Looks To Ventoux

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by Justin Davis LYON, July 13, 2013 (AFP) - Omega-Pharma's Matteo Trentin handed Italy its maiden win of the 100th Tour de France, and the fourth to his Belgian team, when he sprinted to victory at the end of an entertaining 14th stage on Saturday. Britain's yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, of Team Sky, came over the finish line with the main peloton and his chief rivals just … [Read more...]

Injury Update On Pieter Serry and Matteo Trentin

Pieter Serry has run into a bit of bad luck. The Belgian rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team fell today, on a downhill stretch before the final climb during Tour de Langkawi Stage 5. He sustained an injury after taking a hit to his left elbow on the asphalt. However, Serry properly finished the stage and was immediately taken to the nearby hospital to undergo some x-rays, which … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team Resigns Riders

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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has resigned several of its riders for 2013 and beyond. Gert Steegmans, Julien Vermote, Niki Terpstra, and Nikolas Maes all renewed their contracts for the next two years (2013-2014). Matteo Trentin, Stijn Vandenbergh and Andy Fenn, whose prior contract agreements all ended in 2013, have extended their respective contracts until the end of 2014. "We … [Read more...]

1-2 Punch for Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

First Pro Win for Trentin 29-May-2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team came into Gullegem Koerse with a strong selection, and they made sure they were well represented in the final kilometers, putting four riders in a nine rider break. Two of those riders were Matteo Trentin and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck. The two riders decided to take a risk, attacking on the final lap. As a … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin To Replace Chavanel at Milano Sanremo

14-Mar-2012: Sylvain Chavanel will not take part in the Milano Sanremo due to a bout of bronchitis which is already effecting his performance in the Paris Nice race. "This morning I set off on my bike for the long workout for Sanremo” Chavanel says. “After a few hours of working out, though, I started coughing and having the same respiratory problems I was having during the Paris Nice. In … [Read more...]

Italian U-23 Champion Matteo Trentin with Quick-Step Cycling Team from August 1st

24-Jun-2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team is pleased to announce that the team signed a deal with the new Italian Under 23 road champion Matteo Trentin. The 21 year-old from Borgo Valsugana (Tn) has won this year 6 races, including two international races as G.P. Liberazione and the Trofeo De Gasperi and the Italian National Championship. “Matteo made a good impression on us, not only for his … [Read more...]