Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) has achieved a prestigious victory in the Volta a Catalunya. The 34-year-old rider won the last stage in Barcelona. On the Montjuic, he settled in the final lap with his fellow refugee Matej Mohoric. De Gendt knew he had to throw Matej Mohoric overboard. He told the TV camera’s “In the descent, he made a gap. I had to avoid that in the final lap. When I felt that he slowed down, I attacked him”, said the Lotto rider. For De Gendt it is his first victory since his winning performance in the 2019 Tour (St Etienne) Adam Yates is the overall winner. After a dominant team performance, Ineos Grenadiers has completely manipulated the Volta a Catalunya. Adam Yates became the overall winner, teammates Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas were allowed to enter the final podium. Dan Martin was very busy in the chasing bunch but couldn’t just like the GC riders breach the gap to the front…
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The Dutch Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo Women) has won the second stage (TT) in “the Healthy Aging Tour” in the Windy lowlands of Groningen (NL) and takes Yellow from Jolien D’Hoore (SD Worx) Today the final stage!!
March 12, 2021
What’s on this week road racing-wise in Ireland? +plus some races to book early in the next few weeks…St-Patrick Day races in Wicklow and Waterford on Thursday, Derrymacash GP (Lurgan) on Saturday, National series in Carlow (Des Hanlon), and CI youth criterium series in Down on Sunday including Women’s intro criterium(17th-20th March)
March 15, 2022
“THE BEST OUT OF THE BELGIAN PROJECT MEETS…” PART 4: Having a pint and a bit of craic with Gerry Beggs (Para-cycling Ireland & Banbridge CC)
May 18, 2020