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PEZ Talk: Tour of Korea Winner Mike Cuming

With a show of perfect tactics from the Rapha Condor-JLT team; young gun Mike Cuming won the Tour of Korea earlier in June. It was maybe a surprise to him, but looking at how the win came about it was a strong confirmation of a class rider on a well prepared team. Here is Mike’s take on Korea.

Tour of Korea: Meintjes fifth in final stage, African team wins team ranking

Louis Meintjes finished fifth in the final stage to top off Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung's successful Tour of Korea (June 9-16 / UCI 2.2). The first African Professional Continental team was at the head of the race in all eight stages and made an indelible mark on the whole race. Italian Kristian Sbaragli won the opening stage and Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung stood atop the podium last week after the team time trial. The reward for their hard work was the title in the team ranking, many top…

Martin Verschoor 11th in Chungju, Tour of Korea

Team Novo Nordisk rider Martijn Verschoor finished in the top 15 in today's stage 4 of Tour de Korea. Verschoor was blocked in the final and could not sprint full-throttle, thus missing a top ten ranking by only a few inches. “The stage was good, I’m satisfied, I feel better every day – but the entire season I don’t have luck. Especially after this attack today and the sprint – I know I can do better. My shape is still getting better every day.”

Tour of Korea: Van Niekerk makes a stong effort, Meintjes and Sbaragli finish fourth and fifth

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung continues to shine in the Tour of Korea ( June 9-16 / UCI 2.2), as Dennis Van Niekerk was in the break group of the day, being caught within sight of the finish line, and teammates Louis Meintjes and Kristian Sbaragli finished fourth and fifth on the mountaintop finish of the third stage. Van Niekerk rode more than 90 kilometers in the day's break group and fought hard for the stage win, taking off on a solo ride on the closing climb, but was heartbreakinlgly caught…

Wesemann third overall in Korea after fighting his way back after a puncture

Martin Wesemann put on a show of strength to fight his way to third overall on the second day of the Tour of Korea (June 9-17 /n UCI 2.2). After the South African helped his teammate Kristian Sbaragli win the opening stage the previous day, it was now up to him to present the colours of MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. He rode together with teammate Bradley Potgieter in the day's group for a long time and secured the African Professional Continental team’s second success in the race through Korea.

Tour of Korea: Sbaragli with first season win after long Wesemann escape

Kristian Sbaragli took his first professional win ever by easily outsprinting the field at the first stage of the Tour of Korea (June 9-16 / UCI 2.2), and took MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung's second leader's jersey in a stage race. The young Italian won the sprint of an eight-man group by a cycle length to take not only his first season win but also the sixth win of the African team's first Professional Continental season. After six top ten placings this season, the Italian finally made it to the top…