Tom-Jelte Slagter Wins Paris-Nice Stage Seven

BIOT, France, March 15, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Tom-Jelte Slagter of the Garmin team won the seventh stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race on Saturday as Colombian Carlos Betancur closed in on the title. Slagter won an uphill sprint finish ahead of world champion Rui Costa of Portugal followed by yellow jersey holder Betancur, with the 'Race to the Sun' due to conclude in Nice on … [Read more...]

Paris-Nice Stage 2 Finishes In A Sprint Finish

BELLEVILLE, France, March 12, 2014 - Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter won a sprint finish to win the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice on Wednesday but breakaway companion Geraint Thomas is the new overall leader. Garmin's Slagter edged out Britain's Thomas in a sprint finish at the end of the 201.5km stage from Nevers to Belleville, with Dutchman Wilco Kelderman coming home third five seconds … [Read more...]

Tom-Jelte Slagter Wins The 2013 Tour Down Under

Slagter Wins The 2013 Tour Down Under

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter from Blanco Pro Cycling won the season-opening UCI WorldTour Tour Down Under on Sunday, securing his first title as a professional. Slagter stayed out of trouble in the final 90-kilometre stage through the streets of Adelaide to win the general classification in 18hr 28min 32sec, finishing 17 … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Wins On Australia Day, Slagter Takes Lead

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by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 26, 2013 (AFP) - Local hero Simon Gerrans celebrated Australia's national day in style with a thrilling win in the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Saturday. Gerrans flashed home to edge out Dutchman Tom-Jelte Slagter, who seized the overall lead from Welshman Geraint Thomas with another superb ride. Gerrans, the 2012 champion … [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...]