The 2nd stage of the Arctic Race of Norway saw a mass bunch sprint decide the stage with Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) getting through to take the win. Federico Zurlo (United Healthcare) was 2nd and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) took 3rd place. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were dealt a bit of a blow today as Reinardt Janse van Rensburg couldn’t take to the start because of a throat infection and fever, and then halfway into the stage Theo Bos also had to pull out due to illness. The plan remained the same though as we looked after Edvald Boasson Hagen for the sprint. Jayde Julius, wearing the.

Matt Brammeier has returned home following his accident at the Tour of Utah. The Irishman sustained severe injuries in a collision with a race vehicle when descending from Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon. He was immediately transported to hospital by ambulance where he underwent several check-ups. The injuries Matt sustained are significant, as he suffered fractures of the sacral and pelvic bones, as well as rib fractures on both sides, a bruised liver and fractured tooth. A small pneumothorax is resolved. Matt and the team want to thank the staff at the University of Utah Trauma centre who took great care of him. He.

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung is preparing itself for its second Grand Tour of the 2015 season. Like last year the team is proud to travel to La Vuelta with high hopes – and an exceptional team that features no less than seven African riders. Reigning Eritrean road race champion Natnael Berhane and Tour de France stage winner Steve Cummings are spearheading the line-up, with the latter being one of the two riders on the team that hail from Europe. African road race champion Louis Meintjes was forced to withdraw from Le Tour due to illness but has fully recovered and makes his return to Grand.