It seems like Serge Pauwels has been around for ever, and sixteen years in the pro peloton is a long time. 'Been there, got the T shirt' a phrase you could use for the 36 year-old Belgian who has signed contracts with six different pro teams during his career. Ed Hood caught up with Serge for his thoughts on career and retirement.
Primoz Roglič won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España. The Jumbo-Visma rider escaped on the descent of the Alto de Arrate in sight of the finish, and stayed ahead of what was left of the peloton. Richard Carapaz was second. Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome both lost time on the first day.
Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) sprinted away from Ben O'Connor (NTT Pro Cycling) on the final uphill metres in San Daniele del Friuli for the stage win. The peloton wanted an extra rest day and finished well down on the day's winner. Joāo Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) put in a late attack for a couple of extra seconds on the overall lead.
I’m talking to those of you who are cyclists, riding 6+ hours a week for the majority of the calendar year, and who are over the age of 40, and whom do not participate in regular strength training throughout the year, but rather pick it up solely in the fall and winter.
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Oct 19, 2020: Four Giro stages and Flanders - Results, reports and video. Alaphilippe ran into a motorbike - TOP STORY. Covid-19 Giro update, news from la Vuelta, Gent 6 canceled, contract news. l’Équipe Paule Ka finished and the Contador Foundation are promoting Pedalea contra el Ictus.
Teo Geoghegan Hart put the fifteenth stage of the 2020 Giro d'Italia on his palmarès. On the mountain stage to the ski resort of Piancavallo he beat the Sunweb tandem of Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman, who, including bonuses, took 43 seconds back on the pink jersey, João Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step).
Three of the best riders of the season where together for for the victory in the 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen. World champion, Julian Alaphilippe was taken out by a motorbike leaving the old enemies, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert to sprint it out at the line for the Dutch champion to take the victory.