Cavendish Eyes Record Books With 29th Tour de France Win

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Montauban, France, July 7, 2016 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish took another giant step towards Tour de France greatness by claiming his 29th stage win on Thursday in a dramatic sprint finish in sweltering heat. The 31-year-old Briton now only has Belgian legend Eddy Merckx ahead of him on the all-time list of stage victories with a once-seemingly … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Takes “Best Jersey In World At Tour Stage 5

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Le Lioran, France, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - Greg Van Avermaet rode into the "best jersey in the world", the coveted race leader's yellow jersey as he won Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France. It was a second stage win for the cobbled classics specialist who also won stage 13 last year. And it continued a great year for Van … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico For BMC

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15 March, San Benedetto del Tronto: Greg Van Avermaet has put in a stellar individual time trial performance on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico to secure the overall race victory. Van Avermaet was the last rider to hit the course and stopped the clock on the 10km ITT with one second to spare over runner-up Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and 23 seconds on Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick-Step) who rounded … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Praises Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5 Cancellation

Milan, March 13, 2016 (AFP) - Belgian Greg Van Avermaet joined fellow riders of the TirrenoAdriatico peloton in praising the race organizers decision to cancel the fifth stage on Sunday due to the threat of snow. The fifth stage of the Italian stage race, which ends on Tuesday, was set to finish on the race's first summit finish at Monte San Vicino. But the threat of poor weather and … [Read more...]

Sagan Denied Again As Van Avermaet Wins Tour de France Stage 13

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Rodez, France, July 17, 2015 (AFP) - Greg Van Avermaet won his first stage on the Tour de France on Friday as Peter Sagan finished second for the fourth time this year. Belgian Van Avermaet won the 198.5km 13th stage from Muret to Rodez at the end of a tough 600m climb to the finish. But it was yet more heartache for Sagan, who has not won a Tour stage in two years, taking 20 … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Wins The 2015 Baloise Belgium Tour

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Sankt Vith, Belgium - BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet soloed to win the last stage of Baloise Belgium Tour Sunday and capture the overall title. Van Avermaet narrowly held off a charging Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) after attacking Benoot and Egor Silin (Team Katusha) in the final kilometer of the 199.2-kilometer race. "I had in mind to give the stage victory to Benoot," Van Avermaet … [Read more...]

A Speechless John Degenkolb Wins The 2015 Paris-Roubaix

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 12, 2015 (AFP) - John Degenkolb said he doesn't know where to put his winner's trophy after taking victory in the 113th edition of the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday. The 26-year-old German became only the third person in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year as he bested Czech … [Read more...]