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Gilbert a Go Go – 101st Ronde van Vlaanderen

Belgian Champion, Philippe Gilbert, throws all-in and wins Ronde van Vlaanderen Philippe Gilbert returned to the Ronde van Vlaanderen for the first time in five years and in doing so he forever left his mark on the race which this year celebrated its 101st edition. The Belgian Champion, who joined Quick-Step Floors at the end of last season, attacked with more than 50 kilometers to go, on the long and iconic Oude Kwaremont, leaving behind the group which emerged on another legendary climb, Muur-Kapelmuur, with 95 kilometers remaining, where Tom Boonen upped the tempo as they rode over the hill’s
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Gaviria Lauches, Doubles – 35th Vuelta a San Juan, Stage 4

“El Misil” doubled his tally at Vuelta a San Juan, for the team’s fourth win of the season Having dominated the previous two bunch sprints in the Argentinean race, Quick-Step Floors was the big favorite in stage 4, a flat 160-kilometer one, starting and finishing in the town of San Martin. As a result, our squad took the reins in the peloton, and together with the Italian National Team and Trek-Segafredo kept the 13-man breakaway on a leash, making sure the gap doesn’t go too far north of five minutes. Inside the last 25 kilometers, the peloton really began to
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Boonen Rides Disc To Victory – 35th Vuelta a San Juan, Stage 2

Belgian Tornado becomes the first ever rider to land a victory on disc brakes After providing a big lead-out for Fernando Gaviria on Stage 1, Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team) switched places with his Colombian teammate to take his second victory on Argentine soil. In the process of winning Stage 2 of the 35th Vuelta a San Juan, Boonen also laid claim to being the first rider to win while riding disc brakes. A 128.5km stage starting and finishing in San Juan was in line on Tuesday, when four riders escaped the clutches of the peloton and built a
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Fernando Gaviria Opens Quick-Step Floors Argentine Account – 35th Vuelta a San Juan, Stage 1

A perfect lead-out by Tom Boonen and a rock solid sprint of Gaviria delivered the team’s second victory of the year Between 2012 and 2016, the Quick-Step Floors riders scored nine victories in Argentina; number 10 was only a question of time, and it came on the first day of the 35th Vuelta a San Juan, through the likes of Fernando Gaviria, who returned to winning ways three months after taking a memorable victory in Paris-Tours. The Colombian prodigy, for many the best neo-pro of 2016, was protected by his teammates throughout the 142.5km-long stage which concluded in San Juan,
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Team Novo Nordisk Receive Wild Card Invitations Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-San Remo

Team Novo Nordisk announced today that it received invitations to Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-San Remo. The team warmly welcomed these invitations from RCS and is eager to make its Tirreno-Adriatico debut. Team Novo Nordisk CEO and Co-founder Phil Southerland was elated with the news of the invitations. "It is an honor to be invited back to Milano-San Remo and to receive our first Tirreno-Adriatico invitation. First, we want to thank RCS for believing in us. Their continued support has allowed us to reach an even broader audience as we continue to race to change diabetes around the world. We understand that
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Cavendish Returns To Top of Tour Podium – 102nd Tour de France, Stage 7

Manx Missile Records 26th Career Tour de France Victory; Froome in Yellow Etixx - Quick-Step rider Mark Cavendish maneuvered his way to a sprint win in the 190.5km Tour de France Stage 7 on Friday. The Manx Missile weaved around from being boxed in behind Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), to launching perfectly off the wheel of Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) to cross the line as the victor. Greipel was 2nd, and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished 3rd. Mark Renshaw escorted Mark through the middle of the chaos just in time for the finale, despite an aggressive fight on the front for position
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Butcher’s Bill Grows – Maillot Jaune Wearer, Tony Martin, Abandons

Crash in final kilometer results in broken collarbone for Etixx - Quick-Step rider and current maillot jaune wearer, Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step rider Tony Martin will fly to BG Hospital in Hamburg immediately for surgery, and must withdraw from Le Tour de France. Martin, in the yellow jersey as race leader since a Stage 4 solo victory, was diagnosed with a collarbone fracture on the left side of his body that was suffered during a crash inside the final kilometer of the 6th Stage. "Unfortunately, the collarbone is a lateral fracture," Team Doctor Helge Riepenhof said. "The collarbone is
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Stybar Survives, Attacks to Win Uphill Le Havre Finale – 102nd Tour de France, Stage 6

Stybar Claims Another For Etixx - Quick-Step; Martin Injured, Retains Yellow Etixx - Quick-Step rider Zdenek Stybar launched very early on the last slopes of a punchy Le Havre finale for 191.5km Stage 6. The gamble paid off, as Stybar won for the first time in his career, in his first participation, at Le Tour de France on Thursday. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished 2nd. Bryan Coquard (Europcar) was 3rd. The peloton finished 2" down on the Czech rider. However, the finale was not all good news for Etixx - Quick-Step. Yellow jersey wearer Tony Martin was caught in a crash
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Carmen Small Released From TWENTY16 presented by Sho-Air Contract, Joins Bigla Pro Cycling Team

The TWENTY16 presented by Sho-Air team announces that Carmen Small will be released from her UCI contract within the UCI transfer period ending June 25th. She will join Bigla Pro Cycling Team for the remainder of the 2015 season. Known for her time trial abilities and was part of the Specialized-lululemon squad that’s won the World Time Trial Championships the past two seasons, Small joined the TWENTY16 presented by Sho-Air program with the primary intention of training for the team pursuit. TWENTY16 offered Small the balance and latitude needed to script her own season, which included a secondary focus on
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Manel Lacambra and Shelley Olds Part Ways With Bigla Pro Cycling

The Bigla Pro Cycling Team is sad to announce the exit of Sports Director, Manel Lacambra and Shelley Olds with immediate effect. After a five-month working relationship, all parties involved have mutually agreed to end their relationship. Team Manager, Thomas Campana said, “We are sad to see Manel and Shelley leave. We were very excited to have them join the team at the beginning of the season but sometimes things don’t work out the way you’ve planned. We have had respectful conversations and have decided it best to end the relationship now instead of prolonging it until the end of
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