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Weekend Round-Up – Week 24

BBB riders showing Tour shape

With the most important pre-race for the Tour the France we could see a sneak peek of the riders in shape. The big ones proof they are right on schedule. Froome, Contador and Porte battled in the front to take the yellow jersey, but behind them it was Pinot who scored big points as well.

The rider of FDJ took the most important stage win, winning the Queen stage with five big climbs. It meant a lot for the most important rider of FDJ, beating his competition and showing he’s fit right on time. The other rider in shape from our sponsored teams won the last stage of the Dauphiné. Stephen Cummings crossed the line after a long attack on his own. In his third stage race at World Tour level, he took is third stage win, completing a win in every stage race he started this season. An incredible result from this big rider. He’s certainly one to watch at the coming Tour the France, where he has a good chance of taking another stage win.


Pinot winning the sprint, just in front of Romain Bardet. This Dauphiné there was again a main part for Bardet, Pinot and Cummings just as was the case with the Tour de France last year. This time the results were more in favour for both Pinot and Cummings, winning both a stage at the Dauphiné this year.

 

Wanty strikes again

At the Tour of Limburg in Belgium it was sprinter Kenny Dehaes of Wanty Groupe-Gobert who was able to reach his arms to the sky. Beating Tom Boonen in the bunch sprint it was an important win for the fast finisher of Wanty. “After a difficult start of the season I’m back in form. I can still win races and the team believes in me. I’m definitely looking forward to the ZLM Tour”, according to Kenny.

Thanks to my teammates for the great work today!! #nr3 #rondevanlimburg #RideForAntoine

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Kenny Dehaes beating Tom Boonen on the line at Tour of Limburg.

 

Offroad fury in the Alps

After getting the official ticket to Rio, Rudi van Houts was working at his endurance and strength at the Alpen Tour Trophy. A mountainbike stage race at high altitude with fierce competition from notorious marathon riders. Finishing 10th in the overall together with his teammate Hans Becking, Rudi was satisfied with his shape and strength. A solid result in the preparation for Rio later this season.


Check out the video from stage 2 of the Alpen Tour Trophy.


Snow on top of some stages.


Finishing 10th at the Alpen Tour was satisfying enough for Rudi.