8.17.2015

Cycling So Far: Good Guys Growing

Rein Taaramae
Yes, I'm glad to see that Rein Taaramae and Petr Vakoc won the overall in two minor but still nice races. And I'm very happy for Alexis Vuillermoz's victory in the Aquece Rio that's a bit a taste of Olympics. 
Alexis Vuillermoz
Eventually in Tour de l'Ain after the reported Mike Teunissen's win Alexandre Geniez brought home the Jersey and Pierre-Roger Latour topped the Best Youth overall. 

Alexis Vuillermoz:
"Magnifique journée qui se termine par une victoire sur le Test Event / pré Olympique! On avait l’équipe la plus forte mais ce n’est jamais facile de gagner une course. Après avoir été en surnombre dans le final, on a attaqué chacun à notre tour et j'ai eu la chance de placer l'attaque qui est allé au bout. Merci à toute l'équipe qui a été exceptionnelle aujourd'hui." [Splendid day finishing with a victory in the Olympics Test Event! We had the strongest team but winning a race is never easy. After we were the most represented in the finale we attacked one by one and I had the chance to set the decisive attack. Thanks to all the team that has been amazing today."


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Petr Vakoc
Petr Vakoc:
"To be honest at the start I was a little bit nervousYou never know what can happen in a race. Then after the first five kilometers there was the first breakaway bonification. Barta took one second, so at that point we stayed very focused as a team and tried to do our best. In the final there was a move at the front with a few guys including Styby and Serry. For us this was perfect, because I could control and stay behind. They could try and take all the bonifications. My race was to always stay on the wheel of Barta, the guy I needed to control. So, at the end, I am really happy to accomplish my objective and win the overall. This race was one of the main objectives of my season. I race on a strong team and am often at the service of a lot of big champions. I wanted to really take my chance here and try to win in front of my public. I did it. For me, it's a great achievement and satisfaction. I also have to say the public was super nice, the race was good, and now I'm looking forward to the next races with big motivation." 

RESULTS

ARTIC RACE OF NORWAY
13.08 Stage 1 - Harstad › Harstad KRISTOFF Alexander KRISTOFF Alexander 210
14.08 Stage 2 - Evenskjer › Setermoen BENNETT Sam KRISTOFF Alexander 155
15.08 Stage 3 - Senja › Målselv HERMANS Ben HERMANS Ben 175
16.08 Stage 4 - Narvik › Narvik DILLIER Silvan 160
16.08 General Classification TAARAMäE Rein 0
Points Classification KRISTOFF Alexander 0
Youth Classification DILLIER Silvan 0
Mountains Classification JENSEN August 0
Teams Classification BMC Racing Team 0

 CZECH CYCLING TOUR
13.08 Stage 1 (TTT) - Unicov › Unicov Etixx - Quick Step STYBAR Zdenek 20.4
14.08 Stage 2 - Olomouc › Unicov GAVIRIA Fernando GAVIRIA Fernando 178
15.08 Stage 3 - Mohelnice › Sternberk KöNIG Leopold VAKOC Petr 199
16.08 Stage 4 - Olomouc › Dolany STYBAR Zdenek 144.9
16.08 General Classification VAKOC Petr 0
Points Classification STYBAR Zdenek 0
Mountains Classification RIESEBEEK Oscar 0
Teams Classification Etixx - Quick Step 0

TOUR DE L'AIN
11.08 Prologue - Bourg-en-Bresse › Bourg-en-Bresse TEUNISSEN MikeTEUNISSEN Mike 3.8
12.08 Stage 1 - La Plaine Tonique à Montrevel-en-Bresse › Sain-Vulbas BOUHANNI Nacer BOUHANNI Nacer 153
13.08 Stage 2 - Feillens › Pont-de-Vaux BOUHANNI Nacer BOUHANNI Nacer 158.1
14.08 Stage 3 - Lagnieu › Bellignat GENIEZ Alexandre GENIEZ Alexandre 144.2
15.08 Stage 4 - Nantua › Lelex-Mont Jura LATOUR Pierre-Roger 141
15.08 General Classification GENIEZ Alexandre 0
Points Classification BOUHANNI Nacer 0
Youth Classification LATOUR Pierre-Roger 0
Mountains Classification FEILLU Brice 0
Teams Classification AG2R La Mondiale 0

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