While Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are primarily focusing on starting the Vuelta a Espana later this week, we still have another squad off to start the 47th Tour du Limousin tomorrow. This UCI 2.1 French stage race will take in 4 road stages, each of which suit your classic punchy rider. It will be an exciting race to follow, particularly because Ignatas Konovalovas will start with form that would have been good enough to carry him through the Vuelta a Espana. This should stand Konovalovas in good stead for this race. Also, our trainee Karl Hnik will debut for the team and we look forward.
Aleksejs Saramotins (IAM Cycling) won the final individual time trial stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) would finish 2nd on the stage and with that, the Colombian would secure the overall victory once again at the Vuelta a Burgos. Imanol Erviti (Movistar) would round out the stage podium. While the time trialing discipline has never been a strong point for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, DS Manel Lacambra had said yesterday that he was looking forward to seeing good performances by Daniel Teklehaimanot and Sergio Pardilla today. Both riders did not disappoint. Teklehaimanot would go on to finish just 15 seconds off the.
Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) went on to win the final stage of the Arctic Race of Norway, just ahead of countryman Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing). Sam Bennett would cross the line as the third place finisher. Johann van Zyl was again Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung’s top finisher, coming home in 48th. The overall classification saw no change at the top of the podium while the minor podium spots underwent a slight reshuffling after a few splits occurred on the tough finishing circuit. Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin) was able to hang on to the front group today and so would walk away with the overall victory. Kristoff would.