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All the latest news from around the World of cycle sport this morning in EuroTrash. Good news from Madrid as they get their race back, Klaas Vantornout dominates in Gavere, we have the video, reports and results. Plus lots of team, race and rider news from Cannondale, Movistar, Bora, Bianchi, Lampre, Vuelta, San Luis and much more. Monday coffee time.

TOP STORY: Welcome Back, the Vuelta a Madrid
Some good news for a change: The Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid returns to the professional calendar in 2015, it will be held on the 9th and 10th of May and will be a UCI Cat 2.1, as confirmed by International Cycling Union (UCI) website.

“It is a farewell to this race, it’s a goodbye,” is what the Madrid regional federation said in March this year when the suspension of the race was announced due to the lack of budget. The race had shrunk to two days in 2012 and one day in 2013. The Community of Madrid has confirmed its financial support for the race, which will now seek an agreement with the City of Madrid. If there is an agreement then there is the possibility that the race will have three stages, the organisers told BiciCiclismo.

There will be two days of racing, one day will have two stages, an individual time trial and a road stage in Madrid capital. The other day will be a tough mountain stage on the roads of the Sierra de Madrid as had been usual in recent editions.

Javier Moreno won in 2013 as a one day race, Sergey Firsanov won in 2012; Rui Costa, in 2011; and Sergio Pardilla in 2010.

The Madrid Cycling Federation say they will make every effort to make the race succeed and be an International event as well as national. “After the disappointment of the cancellation of last year’s edition, this new ‘rebirth’ of the Tour of Madrid is a great opportunity.”

With the Pro calendar losing many races over the recent year, this has to be good news.

The 2013 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid Promo:

header-superprestigehansgrohe Superprestige Gevere 2014
The mud was back in Belgium for Sunday’s Superprestige cyclocross in Gavere and Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) romped away on a super hard course for the win. The West Fleming crossed the finish line solo. Team mate Kevin Pauwels was second as Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) recovered from a poor start and finished third, the Belgian champion is now the new leader in the Superprestige competition.

Rob Peeters (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) got a fast start, but Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) soon took the early lead with Mathieu van der Poel (BKCP-Powerplus). Sven Nys had a bad start and was left behind. After lap 1, there were five leaders: Meeusen, van der Poel, Kevin Pauwels, Klaas Vantornout and Rob Peeters. Nys meanwhile was nearly 50 seconds back due to disc brake problems in the pits. Meeusen was strong and fought with van der Poel a few seconds ahead of the rest of the lead group. Behind the top five leaders; Lars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano) was chasing hard in a group including Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea). Pauwels, Vantornout and Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus), Meeusen and van der Poel were extending the lead and at the end of the 3rd lap they had 15 seconds on van der Haar, Nys was coming back to just over half a minute.

Vantornout had good legs and accelerated on the 4th lap. Meeusen did not chase and let a gap of 12 seconds open, van der Poel was in difficulty. Nys meanwhile passed Walsleben and had the top five in sight. With 3 laps to go Meeusen and Pauwels join Vantornout. Nys passed van der Haar and van der Poel and the Belgian champion came back to 24 seconds of the lead group. Meeusen was struggling in the mud, which allowed Vantornout to quickly grab a few seconds. Nys kept with van der Haar at just a few seconds behind them.

Vantornout gave it full gas and forced Meeusen to the edge, however, the Telenet-Fidea rider made a mistake on the downhill and saw his chances of winning go up in smoke. Vantornout worked hard on the last inclines and solo’d for his first major victory of the season. Pauwels rode away from Meeusen, who was also passed by Nys.

Winner Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games): “This is a fantastic win. I’m not winning a lot of races and I was still missing out on a big classic win. This one comes just behind the Belgian championships I won last year. The crowds continue to grow. It’s an amazing feeling to ride through that wall of sound.”

2nd place went to Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games): “I thought both Klaas and Tom were better than me. Maybe that’s why I dropped Tom in the final laps, because I saved more energy earlier on. He tried to ride the climb and I started running straight away. That’s how I overtook him and I didn’t look behind… I was gone. I’m satisfied, second place isn’t bad. Downhill I lost some ground, uphill I was OK but maybe I didn’t believe enough in the victory. My running has improved a lot. I worked hard to strengthen my back last summer and that payed off. It’s not that I like running now.”

Superprestige leader Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) was 3rd: “I didn’t want to make the mistake to start too fast. It was a tactical decision. It was not the intention to lose a lot of time when my chain came off. I stood still for 15 seconds. That’s what I lacked in the end. I’m pleased to be leading the series now. It’s better to lead than to chase.”

Next week-end is the UCI World Cup in Koksijde on Saturday and the Superprestige in Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.

hansgrohe Superprestige Gevere Result:
1. Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games in 1:07:45
2. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games at 0:08
3. Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan-AA Drink at 0:19
4. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea at 0:33
5. Lars van der Haar (Ned) Giant-Shimano at 0:58
6. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) BKCP-Powerplus at 1:26
7. Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus at 1:33
8. Bart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea at 2.10
9. Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan-AA Drink at 2:26
10. Bart Aernouts (Bel) Corendon-KwadrO at 2:36.

The last lap:

header_movistarVentoso Completes Movistar Team’s 2015 Roster
Veteran Spanish rider to fulfil his 5th season with Unzué after huge work as domestique throughout the 2014 season.

After a 2014 season full of commitment towards team duties, firstly in favour of Nairo Quintana, with whom he conquered the Giro d’Italia, then with Juanjo Lobato, leading out the young Andalusian in the sprints, Fran Ventoso has extended his contract with the Movistar Team for an additional season. The Spaniard, 32, came close to victory three times early last season; in San Luis (2nd in a stage), the Trofeo Platja de Muro (2nd) and the GP Nobili (3rd), later taking a decisive step forward into an 11-year career always specialising in bunch finishes.

“It’s been really rewarding for me to see your work appreciated after such a season focused on the squad and my team-mates, less individual results, yet the same effort. I’m really happy with what I did and extremely thankful about this renewal,” sums up Ventoso, the final addition of the Blues’ roster for 2015, composed of 28 riders including four signings: Marc Soler (Lizarte, elite2), Rubén Fernández (Caja Rural-RGA), Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) and Rory Sutherland (Tinkoff-Saxo).

Movistar 2015 Team:
Andrey Amador (CRC, 28), Winner Anacona (COL, 26), Igor Antón (ESP, 31), Eros Capecchi (ITA, 28), Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP, 27), Alex Dowsett (GBR, 26), Imanol Erviti (ESP, 31), Rubén Fernández (ESP, 23), John Gadret (FRA, 35), Jesús Herrada (ESP, 24), José Herrada (ESP, 29), Beñat Intxausti (ESP, 28), Gorka Izagirre (ESP, 27), Ion Izagirre (ESP, 25), Pablo Lastras (ESP, 38), Juanjo Lobato (ESP, 25), Adriano Malori (ITA, 26), Javi Moreno (ESP, 30), Dayer Quintana (COL, 22), Nairo Quintana (COL, 24), José Joaquín Rojas (ESP, 29), Enrique Sanz (ESP, 25), Marc Soler (ESP, 21), Rory Sutherland (AUS, 32), Jasha Sütterlin (GER, 22), Alejandro Valverde (ESP, 34), Fran Ventoso (ESP, 32), Giovanni Visconti (ITA, 31).

Fran Ventoso had some bad luck in the Giro:
Giro-D'Itaia 2014 stage 8

header-cannondale-garminSlipstream Sports Announces Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling, Unveils 2015 Roster
Organization’s youngest team yet will rely on leadership of experienced riders; focus on teamwork, tactics, creativity and perseverance.

Slipstream Sports is poised for an exciting year. In late August, Slipstream and Cannondale announced that the organizations would join forces in 2015, creating a new, powerhouse team built for the future. The new team will be known as Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling – and as revealed today – features an impressive, young roster comprised of 27 athletes from 14 different countries. Cannondale will be the title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team, and has taken an ownership stake in the management organization of Slipstream Sports LLC. Garmin will remain co-title sponsor and has been a key partner of Slipstream Sports since 2008.

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling will continue its mission of developing future champions with talented young rider additions including Joe Dombrowski, Alberto Bettiol, Davide Formolo, Matej Mohoric, Kristoffer Skjerping, Davide Villella and Ruben Zepuntke. The team will be anchored by more experienced riders including Dan Martin, winner of the 2014 Giro di Lombardia and 7th Overall in the 2014 Vuelta; Ryder Hesjedal, 2012 Giro Champion and 2014 Vuelta stage winner; Ramunas Navardauskas, 2014 Tour de France Stage winner and Lithuanian Time Trial Champion and Andrew Talansky, 2014 Dauphine winner and the top American in the 2013 Tour de France (where he was 10th Overall).

“I’m very excited about our 2015 team. We began as a small group with the mission of developing young riders and we have stayed true to that mission year after year, even as we have grown. 2015 is our youngest group of athletes yet, and it’s also young in that it’s a new team, and we have joined forces with Cannondale,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “That gives us huge opportunities. What you can expect to see is an extremely talented group of young riders who will benefit greatly from the leadership and guidance of more experienced guys like Langeveld, Martin, Hesjedal and Talansky. This is a team that will come into racing with a lot of enthusiasm and spirit, and will rely on teamwork, tactics, perseverance and creativity to give great performances.”

Director Charly Wegelius added,“anytime you have the benefit of youth and experience, you are poised for growth and opportunity. Every rider on this team is capable of greatness, and together as a team, we have huge potential. Our goal will be to harness that potential, relying on our more experienced guys, to create a very exciting year.”

The riders of Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling will meet for the first time in Wilton, Connecticut, and will then travel to the British Virgin Islands where they will set sail for four days around the Island of Tortola. This ambitious undertaking, centered on team building and leadership, will also include off-boat activities such as hiking and swimming.

“Like cycling, sailing is a team sport,” said Vaughters. “The idea with sailing and living on the boats is to take these guys totally out of their comfort zone and get to know each other and work together under difficult circumstances. For many if not most, this will be a totally foreign activity – so they will need to support each other just as they will all season during races.”

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling 2015:
Janier Acevedo, Jack Bauer, Alberto Bettiol, Nathan Brown, André Cardoso, Tom Danielson, Joe Dombrowski, Davide Formolo, Nathan Haas, Lasse Hansen, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Ben King, Ted King, Kristjian Koren, Sebastian Langeveld, Alan Marangoni, Dan Martin, Matej Mohoric, Moreno Moser, Ramunas Navardauskas, Kristoffer Skjerping, Tom Jelte Slagter, Andrew Talansky, Dylan Van Baarle, Davide Villella, Ruben Zepuntke.

Ryder Hesjedal is one of the riders who will be with the new Cannondale-Garmin team in 2015. Here he is descending La Roche:

header-bora-agon18BORA – Argon 18 gets license for 2015 and presents new jersey and bike
The only German professional cycling team will line up next season as a UCI Pro Continental team under the name BORA – Argon 18. With the issue of the license by the UCI, the new name is now officially registered.

“As in every year of the team’s history to date, we also received the license for 2015 at the first attempt from the UCI. Our thorough and conscientious preparation paid off. Above all I would like to thank my new partners, who were involved in this process for the first time. Our smooth cooperation puts me in a very confident mood for the coming season,” says Team Manager Ralph Denk.

Along with BORA, the German manufacturer of cooktops and cooktop extractor systems, the Canadian bicycle manufacturer Argon 18 will be a new name sponsor for the team in the coming season. With the arrival of these two companies the team will now also be sporting new colors. As of 2015 dark shades and a contrasting red, as well as a rather classically designed jersey will dominate the look.

“BORA and Argon 18 harmonize perfectly,” continues Denk. “Both companies develop high-quality products and the design specifications of the two name sponsors were very similar. So we very quickly reached agreement on the look for the next season. Together with our new clothing supplier, Craft, we sorted out the details, and our new helmet partner, the German company ABUS, is slotting in seamlessly. The visual appearance is a complete success – the team’s riders and partners are delighted and spirits are rising in anticipation of the new season.”

BORA – Argon 18 Team (Season 2015):
Shane Archbold (25, NZL), Jan Barta (29, CZE), Phil Bauhaus (20, GER), Cesare Benedetti (27, ITA), Sam Bennett (24, IRL), Emanuel Buchmann (21, GER), Zak Dempster (27, AUS), Bartosz Huzarski (34, POL), Patrick Konrad (23, AUT), Ralf Matzka (25, GER), Jose Mendes (29, POR), Dominik Nerz (25, GER), Christoph Pfingsten (26, GER), Cristiano Salerno (29, ITA), Andreas Schillinger (31, GER), Daniel Schorn (26, AUT), Michael Schwarzmann (23, GER), Björn Thurau (26, GER), Scott Thwaites (24, GBR), Paul Voss (28, GER).

Team Bike 2015 (Argon 18 – Nitrogen):
BORA-Argon18 Bike620

The New Jersey:
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header_lampre-meridaFerrari Confirmed for 2015
There’s a sprinter who can fight against the strongest lead-out trains.
There’s a sprinter who doesn’t hesitate to support his team mates.
There’s a sprinter whose name is Roberto Ferrari and who’ll race in team Lampre-Merida in 2015.

The blue-fuchsia-green team has extended the deal with the 31 years old Italian cyclist, confirming another athlete who contributed to the very good season of the Lampre-Merida team, despite not obtaining any victories. “I’m very happy to have the opportunity to race for the third season in the team. It’s an outstanding group, whose riders, sponsors and staff members are on the top level. The intention by the team of relying on my skills and of extending my contract makes me very proud, because it confirms that it knows the value of my skills and of my efforts. I know I have not yet won wearing blue-fuchsia-green colors, this will be a motivation to try to do even better to obtain personal results, but also for giving my support to my team mates. After eight years in pro cycling, my experience is very high and I would like to exploit it to help my team mates and the other sprinters of the team.”

Team manager Brent Copeland is satisfied with the confirmation of Ferrari: “Roberto is a generous rider and his skills make him a precious cyclists, since he can exploit the support of his team mates, can fight against the opponents lead-out trains and can be an effective help for his team mates in the achievement of their goals. His presence in the 2015 roster will give an extra value to our group of sprinters.”

The 2015 will be (11 successes in career with the top of the Montecatini Terme stage victory in Giro d’Italia 2012) the third season in the team for Roberto Ferrari.
Biography: www.teamlampremerida.com/en/team/atleti/ferrari-roberto/

Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) crashed in the 2013 Tour de France stage-19 from Bourg-d’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand:
Tour de France 2013 stage-19

header-lottobelisolLotto Belisol: The U23 Team for 2015 is Complete
The U23 team for 2015 is complete, it’s composed of 25 riders. Twelve of them are newcomers.

Six guys became pro
Six guys of the U23 team from 2014 got offered a pro contract: Tiesj Benoot, Amaury Capiot, Dan McLay, Xandro Meurisse, Jef Van Meirhaeghe and Louis Vervaeke. Louis Vervaeke already made his switch to the pro peloton halfway the season with the Lotto Belisol elite team. Starting January the first, Tiesj Benoot will officially become Vervaeke’s teammate. Benoot was already trainee with the pros in the second half of the 2014 season.

Thirteen riders will stay
There are four other riders that will leave the team. Jorne Carolus, U23 champion of 2012, quits cycling and will fully focus on his studies. Rob Leemans, Dimitri Peyskens and Thomas Van Besien will join another team. That means thirteen riders will stay.

21 Belgians
Of 25 riders there are 21 Belgians. There is one Australian (George Tansley), one Briton (James Shaw), one Dane (Mathias Krigbaum) and one New-Zealander (Hayden McCormick). You will find the complete selection for the U23 Lotto Soudal team of 2015 below.

Selection U23 Team 2015:
Carnevali Jean-Albert (BEL) new, Craeghs Maarten (BEL), CrasSteff (BEL) new, De Plus Laurens (BEL), Deltombe Kevin (BEL), FrisonFrederik (BEL), Geuens Alexander (BEL), Goolaerts Michael (BEL) new, Hermans Steff (BEL) new, Krigbaum Mathias (DEN) new, Leysen Senne (BEL) new, McCormickHayden (NZL), Menten Milan (BEL) new, Planckaert Emiel (BEL) new, Pols Ruben (BEL), Ruyters Brecht (BEL), Shaw James Callum(GBR) new, Tansley George (AUS) new, Van Gestel Dries (BEL), Van Gompel Mathias (BEL), Van Reyten Joachim (BEL) new, Van Rooy Kenneth (BEL), Vanderaerden Massimo (BEL), VerwilstDieter (BEL), Wouters Enzo (BEL) new.

One of the Lotto Belisol U23 winners who is now a pro, Dan McLay:
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header-TreBerg-Bianchi15New Tre Berg-Bianche Team Unveiled in Sweden
The team directed by former pro Thomas Löfkvist will ride Bianchi Oltre XR2, Infinito CV and Aquila CV

Bianchi announces a new sponsorship deal with the Team Tre Berg-Bianchi, Swedish UCI Continental squad headed up by general manager Thomas Löfkvist, long-time former professional. Sports directors are Martin Vestby, Stefan Adamsson, John Nilsson.

The team wishes to represent the top Swedish reality in professional cycling, and the 10-man roster will ride the extreme racing bike Oltre XR2, the new Aquila CV to fight against the clock in time-trial races, and the innovative Infinito CV with Countervail Vibration Cancelling Technology.

The project started from an idea of Kristian Wejshag, music and concert promoter who decided to enter the cycling world. “I asked myself this question: why can’t we have a major, professional racing team in Sweden with all the talent and expertise we have? I can’t pretend I know a great deal about competitive cycling. That’s why I am working with Thomas Löfkvist, who decided to retire this fall after a long and successful professional career” Wejshag explained.

Team Tre Berg-Bianchi aims to become a natural springboard for Swedish racing cyclists wanting to move up to the Pro Continental and the World Tour teams. The team will be based in Skara and Falköping.

Tre Berg-Bianche Team’s roster:
Alexander Wetterhall, Niklas Gustafsson, Sebastian Balck, Alexander Gingsjö, Marcus Fåglum, Alexander Fåglum Karlsson, Gustav Höög, Lucas Eriksson, Kim Magnusson e Ludvig Bengtsson.

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header-colombiateam2015 Team Colombia to gather in Bogotà
From November 18 to 20, physical tests and bike fitting for 15 athletes.

We are still one-and-a-half month away of January 1st, 2015, and two months of the new year’s debut, set to happen once again in Argentina, at Tour de San Luis, but the new season is already knocking at Team Colombia’s door. Confirmed and new athletes will gather next week in Bogotà for a three-day session focused on physical tests, bike fitting and next season’s schedules.

General Manager Claudio Corti, along with some technical and medical staff members, will land in Bogotà on Monday November 17th, while from November 18th to 20th, fifteen out of seventeen team riders (the exceptions being Brayan Ramirez, taking part to the Juegos Centroamericanos with the Colombian National Team, and Leonardo Duque, who is based in France and will meet the staff in Italy in the next few weeks) will report to Coldeportes’ Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Bogotà to undergo the ritual physical efficiency tests and – particularly for the new athletes – the bike fitting sessions on the new Wilier Triestina Zero.7, operated with the Retul system, Team Colombia’s partner in 2015 as well.

“It will not be an actual training camp – General Manager Claudio Corti explained – as the working schedule for those days will be very intense. Nevertheless, it will be an important moment in the new season’s set up: a valuable chance to know each other, and start talking about next year’s programme.”

Colombia Team Italian training camp:

header-rusvelo14RusVelo ProConti Registration for 2015, New Signings, New Kit Design
The UCI officially approved the RusVelo team registration for the new season. Having met all the criteria, RusVelo will continue in 2015 as a professional continental team.

True to its commitment for developing a new generation of Russian riders, RusVelo signed three more young talents. Having completed a successful span with the Russian Helicopters continental squad, national U23 podium placers Artem Nych and Roman Kustadinchev as well as a gifted all-rounder Alexander Komin will race on a new level next year. These are the riders who spearheaded the national team at the World’s in Ponferrada earlier this autumn.

Roberto Vigni, a well-known Italian specialist of a great experience is following the trio and an earlier signed Alexander Evtushenko. who worked with in the continental squad. RusVelo management is sure that a good contact formed during the last season between the riders and the coach will be of great help in speeding up the process of adaptation to the grown demands of a new career challenge for the youngsters.

On November 26, the start of the first pre-season training camp, Team RusVelo will officially present an all-new team kit design by Parentini, approved by the UCI. It is characterized by clear-cut timeless minimalistic graphic style and bold contrasting colors.

Last years kit was very nice!
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header-vuelta2015 Vuelta a España in Andorra
Spanish sports paper AS has reported that the 2015 Vuelta a España will visit the Principality of Andorra. Race director Javier Guillén said: “We’ll have four or five climbs with about 4,500 or 5,000 total meters of climbing. We will pass over la Gallina and the final will be unprecedented, we are toying with two climbs.” The Andorran government has paid €180,000 for the race to spend the first four days of September in the little Pyrenean country. The 2015 Spanish Grand Tour will start in Puerto Banus, Marbella on August the 22nd and finish with night-time stage in Madrid on September the 13th, the Vuelta presentation will be in Marbella in January.

The 1987 Vuelta a España went to Andorra:

header-sanluis152015 Tour de San Luis: Teams and Stages
The 2015 Tour de San Luis will have 26 teams race over the seven stages in the 2015 race from the 19th to the 25th of January, with the presentation on the 18th. The newly named Etixx-Quickstep will bring World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski and ex-World champion Mark Cavendish. Michal Kwiatkowski told the OPQS website: “Racing there was really nice and it will be a good way to build my condition for the 2015 season. It’s a race you want to go to because the weather is good, the organization is good, and it really gives you good competition to prepare you for the whole year. It will be nice to make my debut in South America with my rainbow jersey. It will be another new experience and I’m really looking forward to going there.”

Mark Cavendish also spoke highly of the Argentinian race: “I’ve had some great moments at this race. I’ve been there the last two years and I think it’s one of the best ways to prepare for the season. It’s a beautiful country with great people. For me, it’s important because I won my first race there with Omega Pharma – Quick-Step in 2013. So I look forward to more success in the near future at this race.”

The other WorldTour teams in Argentina will be: Europcar, AG2R-La Mondiale, Lampre-Farnese Vini, Cannondale-Garmin and Katusha. Movistar will also start with the possibility of 2014 San Luis and Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana being included.

Six ProContinental teams: UnitedHealthcare, Vini Fantini-Nippo, Androni-Giocattoli, Bretagne-Séché Environnement, Team Colombia; Vini Fantini-Nippo and Team Novo Nordisk.

Seven Continental teams: Jamis-Hagens Berman team, San Luis Somos Todos, Buenos Aires Province and SEP San Juan, Funvic, Murias-Taldea and Inteja-MMR. Six national teams: Argentina, Italy, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay and Panama.

The race course will include three mountain finishes; the Mirador de Potrero on stage 2, the Alto El Amago on stage 4 and the Filo Comechingone Sierras on stage 6.

2015 Tour de San Luis Stages:
Stage 1: San Luis – Villa Mercedes (186.8 km)
Stage 2: La Punta – Mirador de Potrero (185.3 km)
Stage 3: Concarán – Juana Koslay (176.3 km)
Stage 4: Villa Dolores (Córdoba) – Alto El Amago (142.5 km)
Stage 5: San Luis (17.4 km) ITT
Stage 6: Achiras (Córdoba) – Filo Sierras Comechingone (117.5km)
Stage 7: San Luis – San Luis (122.4 km).

2015 Tour de San Luis – Argentina:

header-GCNGCN go Cyclo-Cross Racing – The Belgian Experience!
Advice from Sven Nys, riding with Tom Meeusen, crashes, frites and mayo. Matt went to Belgium to get the full ‘cross experience. Belgium is the place for cyclo-cross. ‘Cross is the national sport, with races drawing tens of thousands of spectators and the riders being household names. Matt jumped right in at the deep end, taking on the race course in Niel, Belgium, speaking to Sven Nys (arguably the greatest ‘cross rider of all time) and getting pro tips from up-and-coming star Tom Meeusen.


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