Spencer Martin looks at the comings and goings in the transfer market - BORA - hansgrohe signals they understand that to win big races, you have to sign superstars, while Soudal Quick-Step struggles to re-find their footing following the failed merger with Jumbo-Visma.
The first day in the mountains 'proper' saw the 2023 Tour blown apart as Jai Hindley and Jonas Vingegaard dominated the day. Who was the losers? Everyone, including Tadej Pogačar. Hindley is now in Yellow and Vingegaard is second at less than a minute.
Nico Denz followed his countryman, Pascal Ackermann, onto the podium of stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia. The BORA-hansgrohe rider had the fastest sprint of a leading group of three. Toms Skujiņš was second, Sebastian Berwick third. The peloton came in well down, but there was no change on the overall.
In 2022’s final installment of 'Transfer Analysis', Spencer Martin breaks down the off-season transfer activity of BORA - Hansgrohe and AG2R Citroën, who are both attempting to balance building for the future via the acquisition of young talents while fostering the ambitions of their in-house grand tour general classification (GC) stars.
Gear Break: Primal Shut Up Legs, UDOG Goes Color, FasCat Optimize Data Analytics, Inside Line Equipment Photo Bag, BORA-hansgrohe Online Shop, & The Zwift Pro Training Camp
Primal Shut Up Legs, UDOG goes color, FasCat Optimize makes wearable data actionable for athletes, Photo Bag Prime from Inside Line Equipment, BORA - hansgrohe launches online shop and team casual collection and Jayco Alulu close out the Zwift pro training camp.
Peter Sagan had to wait fifteen months for a win, but the Slovakian won an impressive stage 10. Sagan was part of an early break, rode away from his last escape companion in the finalé and managed to stay out of the grasp of the group of GC men. Brandon McNulty was second and the pink jersey of João Almeida was third.
Sept 21, 2020 - The Tour was the best for years and Tadej Pogačar was a worthy winner, we look at his life - TOP STORY. Results and video from the Tour, Luxembourg, Sabatini, Appennino and Isbergues. Contract news: UAE, Cofidis and BORA. Worlds'21 course, Deceuninck for the Belgian champs and Riwal two more years. Zoetemelk has an accident.
Sept 17, 2020 - Great stages of the Tour - All the results and video. Evenepoel talks about his crash - TOP STORY. News from the Tour, Tirreno, Luxembourg, Toscana and cross. Bernal out, Covid-19 tests. Contracts: BORA, Movistar, Lotto, Israel, Mitchelton and SD Worx. AG2R on BMC, Belgian Worlds team, USA champs and Euro junior and U23 track champs.
The first day of the final week was not one for the GC men as the break of the day went all the way to the finish as Lennard Kämna soloed to the line a minute and a half ahead of 2019 Giro d'Italia winner, Richard Carapaz. The GC men finished together, although Nairo Quintana lost a little time. Egan Bernal lost a lot.