Robert Gesink Out Of Giro d’Italia States Team Blanco

SILANDRO, Italy, May 24, 2013 - Dutchman Robert Gesink, who began the Giro d'Italia hoping for a podium finish, dropped out of the race on Friday after consulting doctors, his Blanco team announced. Blanco said Gesink, a climbing specialist, had felt unwell since completing a tough 20.6km uphill time trial on Thursday, which had left him in 12th place overall at more than 10 minutes … [Read more...]

Blanco Pro Cycling Team Ready for the Turkish Sprint Battle

Following a training camp in Girona last week, the sprint train from Blanco Pro Cycling Team is more than ready for the Tour of Turkey. Under the guidance of Sports Director Jeroen Blijlevens, the team is looking to at least equal their performance of last year when Theo Bos took two stages and Mark Renshaw bagged one as well. “The bar is set high,” said Blijlevens. “But after the … [Read more...]

Mark Renshaw Takes Ninth Victory Of This Season For Team Blanco

Blanco sprinter Mark Renshaw took his first win of the season in the Clásica Almeria (Spain). He beat Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg (Argos-Shimano) and Francesco Lasca (Caja-Rural Seguros) to the finish line after 183 kilometres. It’s the ninth victory for the Blanco Pro Cycling Team. The focus on developing lead-outs has gotten the sprint train on track. “In the team meeting we discussed … [Read more...]

Second Consecutive Stage Win For Blanco In The Tour de Langkawi

Blanco Pro Cycling Team dominates the second stage in the Tour de Langkawi with Theo Bos taking his second consecutive stage win. His teammates controlled the race and ended with a good lead-out. Bos opened the sprint early and beat Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Aidis Kruopis (Orica-GreenEdge) on the finish line. “This stage was very short and fast, therefore hard to control for the team. … [Read more...]

Team Blanco Wins With Theo Bos in Langkawi

Theo Bos starts the Tour de Langkawi with a victory. It’s his second win this early season and the seventh of the Blanco Pro Cycling Team. His powerful acceleration was too much for the peloton after the 163 kilometres stage. Brian Coquard (Europcar) finished second and Andrea Guardini (Astana) completed the podium. Bos earned the leader’s jersey and point’s jersey. Tomorrow is a short stage … [Read more...]

Team Blanco Rider Theo Bos Becomes Race Leader At Volta ao Algarve

Theo Bos won the second stage of the Volta ao Algarve to Lagoa with a powerful sprint and proved too quick for rest of the bunch. The Dutchman of the Blanco Pro Cycling team beats Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack Leopard) and Bruno Matos Sancho (Carmim-Tavira). He takes takes the leader’s jersey from his teammate Paul Martens, who won the first stage. “It’s really another collective victory … [Read more...]

Slagter Wins TDU Third Stage, But Thomas Still Leads

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by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Tom Jelte Slagter won the third stage of the Tour Down Under with a powerful uphill sprint while Britain's Geraint Thomas retained his position as overall leader on Thursday. Slagter, from Team Blanco, moved to within five seconds of Thomas in the general classification after he led home Australian Matthew Goss … [Read more...]