Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) stormed to victory on stage two at the Tour of Norway, on a day that marked the Norwegian’s birthday and the Norwegian Constitution Day. Second on the stage was Sondre Holst Enger (Israel Cycling Academy) and Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) placed 3rd. Stage two at the Tour of Norway was a lumpy, 146km stage running from Hønefoss to Asker. The stage included 2 category three climbs, with a number of other uncategorized undulations throughout the stage. A break of four riders went clear from the peloton after a fast start to racing. They extended their lead.
Sam Bennett outsmarted the bunch, by taking victory on a cold and wet stage 12 at the Giro d’Italia. He sprinted to the finish line ahead of Danny Van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida). Today’s stage at the Giro d’Italia was another long day out, running from Osimo and ending on the Imola race circuit after 214km. It was a relatively flat stage that was ear-marked for the sprinters. An early break of five riders was established once racing got underway. They spent the majority of the race out front, being caught by the peloton with 18km of racing remaining. The wind and rain.
Tejay van Garderen (BMC) won the Amgen Tour of California time trial (34.7km) in San Jose/Morgan Hill and in the process also took the overall race lead with 3 stages to go. For Dimension Data for Qhubeka Mark Cavendish was first off and eventually posted the 2nd quickest time behind Julien Vermote, who was just over 3 minutes behind the winner. Our team now is focused on the remaining three stages of the race and potential for success in the opportunities that they offer. Julien Vermote – Rider It was a hard TT, a nice course, up and down a bit but you need some.