Mads Pedersen (Stolting) won stage 3 of the Tour of Norway, taking a solo win ahead of Lluis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural) while Sondre Holst Enger (Norway) placed 3rd. Pieter Weening (Roompot) held onto the overall race lead by crossing the line 4th today. Once again, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were riding with a plan centered around Edvald Boasson Hagen. Our African Team riders followed all of the early moves which resulted in a compact group arriving at the first sprint of the day. Boasson Hagen won the sprint and gained enough seconds to move up to 3rd on the overall classification. From the.
Mikel Nieve (Team Sky) won stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia, coming across the line alone. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) was 2nd and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) claimed 3rd spot. The overall race lead was taken over by Andrey Amador (Movistar). It was a tough stage at the Giro d’Italia today as riders left Palmanova on a 170km trip before arriving at the finish in Cividale del Fruili. 4 big categorised climbs also had to be dealt with, 2 in the first half of the race and 2 in the last half of the race with the finish coming 14km after the top of the final climb..
Stage 2 of the Tour of Norway took riders above the snowline, the racing was red hot though and our African Team was part of the action all day. Stiehl Photography got these images from the stage..
More than 4.000hm were on the menu today when the peloton rode out from Lodi to Lake Tahoe to take on stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California. The race began fast and after only 20 kilometers a group of 18 riders rode clear. Among them were Jacques Janse van Rensburg (pictured above) and later stage winner Toms Skujins (Cannondale). The group quickly built up a lead of more than five minutes, which only came down when the riders started to tackle the 2.615m high Carson Pass. With around 50 kilometers left to race BMC and Giant-Alpecin started to increase the pace in the.