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Bicycle Racing News and Opinion
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Today's Racing

Wednesday sees the second stage of the HC ranked 3 Days of De Panne-Koksijde. It will run through Thursday, April 2.

Sunday, April 5 is the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). Hot Diggity!

UCI World Tour Rankings

I should have posted these a couple of days ago. Here are the UCI World Tour rankings for riders, teams and nations as of March 29:

Individual riders:

Rank Prev. Rider Team (Code) Points
1 1 PORTE Richie TEAM SKY (SKY) 303
2 2 THOMAS Geraint TEAM SKY (SKY) 184
3 18 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 136
4 3 KRISTOFF Alexander TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 133
5 12 URAN Rigoberto ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 133
6 4 DENNIS Rohan BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 114
7 22 CONTADOR Alberto TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 114
8 5 QUINTANA Nairo Alexander MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 106
9 6 DEGENKOLB John TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN (TGA) 102
10 - VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 98
11 7 KWIATKOWSKI Michal ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 89
12 8 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) 84
13 - PAOLINI Luca TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 80
14 9 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 79
15 10 SPILAK Simon TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 78
16 11 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 76
17 13 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 76
18 14 DUMOULIN Tom TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN (TGA) 64
19 15 FARIA Rui Alberto LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 64
20 16 STYBAR Zdenek ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 62
21 - TERPSTRA Niki ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 60
22 17 PINOT Thibaut FDJ (FDJ) 60
23 19 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 56
24 29 VANMARCKE Sep TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (TLJ) 52
25 20 FERNANDEZ Ruben MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 52
26 21 BONIFAZIO Niccolo LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 51
27 23 TRENTIN Matteo ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 50
28 - ARU Fabio ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 42
29 24 CANCELLARA Fabian TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) 41
30 32 VALLS FERRI Rafael LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 41
31 - VANDENBERGH Stijn ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 40
32 25 IMPEY Daryl ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 39
33 39 DEBUSSCHERE Jens LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 38
34 26 POELS Wouter TEAM SKY (SKY) 36
35 27 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 32
36 28 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 32
37 - ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 30
38 30 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 30
39 33 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 28
40 31 BRESCHEL Matti TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 22
41 53 OSS Daniel BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 12
42 - KELDERMAN Wilco TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (TLJ) 12
43 36 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING (IAM) 11
44 34 BAUER Jack CANNONDALE - GARMIN (TCG) 10
45 35 YATES Adam ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 10
46 37 MALORI Adriano MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 10
47 38 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 8
48 - CHERNETSKI Sergei TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 8
49 - MARTIN Daniel CANNONDALE - GARMIN (TCG) 7
50 69 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 7
51 50 ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 7
52 40 KEUKELEIRE Jens ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 6
53 43 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 6
54 41 HAUSSLER Heinrich IAM CYCLING (IAM) 6
55 42 GREIPEL André LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 6
56 - ALAPHILIPPE Julian ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 5
57 46 BENNETT George TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (TLJ) 4
58 44 WELLENS Tim LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 4
59 45 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 4
60 47 DEMARE Arnaud FDJ (FDJ) 4
61 48 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 4
62 49 WESTRA Lieuwe ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 4
63 51 NIZZOLO Giacomo TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) 3
64 52 MARTIN Tony ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 3
65 54 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 2
66 55 BODNAR Maciej TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 2
67 - DE CLERCQ Bart LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 2
68 56 KIRYIENKA Vasil TEAM SKY (SKY) 2
69 - TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 2
70 - ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING (IAM) 2
71 57 VALLEE Boris LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 2
72 58 BRUTT Pavel TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 1
73 59 BRANDLE Matthias IAM CYCLING (IAM) 1
74 60 POZZATO Filippo LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 1
75 62 RICHEZE Maximiliano Ariel LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 1
76 67 PORSEV Alexander TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 1
77 68 NIELSEN Magnus Cort ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 1
78 70 BOUET Maxime ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 1
79 72 ROGERS Michael TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 1
80 - VAN DER SANDE Tosh LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 1
80 - SOLER Marc MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 1
82 61 BOOM Lars ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 1
83 63 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 1
84 64 NOCENTINI Rinaldo AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
85 65 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
86 66 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 1
87 71 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 1
88 73 BELKOV Maxim TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 1

Teams:

Rank Prev. Team (Code) Points
1 1 TEAM SKY (SKY) 525
2 2 ETIXX - QUICK STEP (EQS) 394
3 3 TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) 303
4 4 MOVISTAR TEAM (MOV) 298
5 5 BMC RACING TEAM (BMC) 240
6 8 TINKOFF - SAXO (TCS) 218
7 6 LAMPRE - MERIDA (LAM) 187
8 7 TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN (TGA) 166
9 13 AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 139
10 9 ORICA GREENEDGE (OGE) 136
11 11 LOTTO SOUDAL (LTS) 132
12 10 TREK FACTORY RACING (TFR) 128
13 14 ASTANA PRO TEAM (AST) 81
14 15 TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO (TLJ) 68
15 12 FDJ (FDJ) 64
16 16 IAM CYCLING (IAM) 20
17 17 CANNONDALE - GARMIN (TCG) 17

Nations:

Rank Prev. Country Points
1 1 AUSTRALIA 578
2 2 ITALY 359
3 5 SPAIN 337
4 3 COLOMBIA 280
5 4 NETHERLANDS 256
6 6 GREAT BRITAIN 194
7 14 BELGIUM 166
8 7 NORWAY 133
9 8 FRANCE 126
10 9 GERMANY 111
11 10 POLAND 91
12 11 SLOVENIA 78
13 12 SLOVAKIA 76
14 13 CZECH REPUBLIC 66
15 15 PORTUGAL 64
16 16 DENMARK 55
17 17 SWITZERLAND 43
18 18 SOUTH AFRICA 39
19 19 NEW ZEALAND 14
20 20 RUSSIA 11
21 - IRELAND 7
22 24 UNITED STATES 7
23 21 BELARUS 2
24 22 AUSTRIA 1
25 23 ARGENTINA 1

Oleg Tinkoff's Statement on World Cycling

A couple of days after firing Bjarne Riis from his job as coach at Tinkoff-Saxo, Oleg Tinkoff has released this statement of his vision of competitive cycling. I have reproduced it in full:

World cycling has to change... or die, or maybe just lurch from scandal to scandal for another decade as we watch teams come and go. That is today's situation, where teams do not have income, just huge expense that would be unthinkable in other professional sports. Teams depend on sponsorship for 99% of their revenue and this model is neither viable nor durable. This is the origin of the doping, the endless scandals and the whole 'grey tinge' of this wonderful sport. The paradox is that cycling is the world's second most popular spectator sport, after football, but at the same time it is the poorest sport.

Why is this happening? I will try to analyse the problem funnel.

This is how the chain should look ideally:
- income (from television and participation in races) for teams
- race organisers receive MORE from TV channels
- TV channels get more viewers and more demand
- races are an interesting show - this is entertainment
- a cycling star academy should be created and we should work on increasing viewing figures (see experience of Formula 1)
- ALL!!! stars should participate in these races (here we should look to the experience of Tennis)

Of course, you could look at this funnel from the bottom up. People obviously need to watch the races rather than sleeping during siesta time in Continental Europe:-).

We need to find a way to get them interested during long and boring stages. We probably need to make them shorter or start to show them later, when there is a final battle.

We need to make races more interesting and think-up new ones. As an idea: GP Monaco on Saturday before the motor racing, and sell seats in rows that are already set up. But it is important that the best sprinters come for this kind of event - the best climbers should go to all the grand tours. That is why I proposed the 'Three Grand Tour Challenge’, which provoked such a heated discussion - which made me very happy! If you want to have a real show, you need to have the very best competing against the very best. We definitely need to reduce the number of races – no one is interested in these provincial races that get no TV coverage. Here I am talking about World Tour teams - I think that teams with lower status can participate in those more local events and so they do have a place in the sport.

Again, everything hinges on the idiotic 'ciclismo storico'. I agree with Fabian Cancellara - who needs this tradition of 'do as my grandad did'? Spain, Italy, France, Belgium are all stuck in a 20th Century paradigm - this is an anachronism in the age of the Internet, the iPhone, mass mobility and a broad-based approach to sport and life in general. In those days you really did have to ride your bike without gear changes and a lamp strapped to your forehead. We need to cut the number of races, reduce their duration and make them more viewer-friendly. For example, we could have more circuit races around cities, etc.

Cycling has to change. The times of Sainz, Bruyneel and Riis are over - they were stuck in the 2000s and that is not necessarily about doping. They just don't get some obvious things and don't know how to manage teams in modern way. Managing a team is not just about issuing instructions from a car radio or about casting a spell over the riders at which Riis was unsurpassed, for example. Managing a team is about boring, monotonous work in the office. The day of the boring and meticulous managers has come - guys like Dave Brailsford and, I hope, our new Director Stefano Feltrin.

Directing the team and its riders from preparation today must be driven by mathematical and statistical analysis and data mining. Sport science is the king now! Today the winner is not the one that trains the most but the one who trains the right way, not the one who injects EPO, but the one with a healthy diet and the one who consumes the right drinks before, after and during lengthy training sessions.

It is for this reason that I am not considering the torrent of offers of 'Riis replacements' that I have been inundated with from all over the globe. We don't need this - this is the old way of thinking and it is no longer viable!

Tinkoff at meeting

From left: Bjarne Riis, Oleg Tinkoff, Alberto Contador and team manager Stefano Feltrin

We have some of the best riders in the peloton, we have a superb team of trainers and specialists and, hey, cycling is a team sport - let's not forget that. So I believe in my team - Tinkoff-Saxo and in our team of like-minded professionals! We don't need a star-manager - we are a team of stars of world cycling: Stefano Feltrin, Steven de Jongh, Sean Yates, Bobby Julich, Daniel Healey, etc. and together we will make our team into a Super-Team.

But of course if cycling itself doesn't change as I wrote above, then it will be that more difficult. And everything will stay the same as it is now - each man for himself fighting to save his own skin. I call out to all teams to unite to establish new rules of the game, to influence the UCI and race organisers. I realize that this is a difficult task, and there needs to be more team-owners rather than former sportsmen who managed to find sponsors and survive, earning their million-a-year.

I believe in my favorite sport and I believe in the dialectic of life too....

- Oleg Tinkov, Tinkoff-Saxo Team Owner

Lotto-Soudal's 3 Days of De Panne Report

The first stage at the Three Days of De Panne-Koksijde took the riders from De Panne to Zottegem. Three of the six riders in the break that made it to the finish were part of the Lotto Soudal team. It was Alexander Kristoff who won, beating Belgian champion Jens Debusschere in the sprint. Sean De Bie finished as fourth, Lars Bak was fifth.

The first twelve kilometres of the stage were neutralized because of the wind. Just before the feed zone in Oudenaarde, after 85 kilometres, Jens Debusschere got in a breakaway with Nelson Oliveira, Michael Reihs and Jarl Salomein. They had up to one and a half minutes lead. By the end of the first loop of 44,5 kilometres the gap had been considerably reduced. Lars Bak jumped away on a hill and made his way to the front of the race. Together with Jens Debusschere he started a duo time trial.

Lars Bak

Lars Ytting Bak riding this year's De Panne stage 1

On the Leberg, in the second lap, several riders attacked. Sean De Bie was really attentive. Together with Stijn Devolder and Katusha teammates Alexander Kristoff and Sven Bystrøm he could bridge to Bak and Debusschere. Three of the six leaders were Lotto Soudal riders. In the peloton it was mainly Sky that set the pace, but the escapees would survive. The six leaders rode to the finish line together, Alexander Kristoff was the fastest. Jens Debusschere finished on the second place. The Belgian champion was awarded the prize of most combative rider, Lars Bak leads the rushes classification. In GC Debusschere is second at two seconds of Kristoff. Bak is fourth at seven seconds, De Bie fifth at ten seconds. The first peloton finished at 34 seconds.

Jens Debusschere: “It was important to race really attentively today. There was a strong tailwind at the start. With the entire team we rode in the first part of the peloton. It took a while before a group got away. I was part of that breakaway, although that wasn’t the plan before the stage. I was riding at the front of the peloton and jumped along, it was safer than in the bunch and my teammates didn’t have to work. I also tried to save energy. When Lars Bak bridged to the front we set up a duo time trial.”

“Four riders bridged later, one of them was Sean De Bie. Also Kristoff was part of that quartet. That was a good thing because he and his teammate helped and it was one team less to chase us down. Also Stijn Devolder did his part of the work, to get a good place in GC. With Kristoff in the group you know it won’t be easy to win the stage. I was already riding in front for more than one hundred kilometres and I am not completely recuperated after Ghent-Wevelgem yet. I started sprinting early, but immediately felt Kristoff would win. We rode aggressively as a team. Sean and Lars have half a minute lead on other time trial specialists, so that’s a good start.”

Lampre-Merida on 3 Days of De Panne

The wind was today too the main opponent of the cyclists that were taking part in the Three Days of De Panne.

All along the 201,6 km from the start in Zottegem and the arrival in De Panne the wind blown intensely and, as consequence, the average speed of the first hour of the race was of 56 km/h.

Despite the very high speed, the Portuguese champion Nelson Oliveira succeeded in escaping from the bunch with other 3 riders (Debusschere, Reihs and Salomein) after 80 km in the race.

The peloton reacted in the central part of the race, so Oliveira dropped from the head of the race to the bunch, where he supported his team mates, while Debusschere went on leding the stage and he was joined, at 20 km to go, by other 6 riders: this small group battled in the sprint for the victory, which was obtained by Kristoff on Debusschere.

For Lampre-Merida, in the final part of the race Cimolai tried to escape from the main peleton in order to chase the head group of 7 riders, but he could not find the necessary support by other riders to achieve his goal.

Cimolai wins Paris-Nice stage 5

Davide Cimolai wins this year's Paris-Nice stage 5

So, Cimolai, together with Pozzato and Ferrari, focused their action on the support to Modolo for the sprint of the chasers group: Modolo obtained the 9th place, at 34" to Kristoff.

"We could appreciate the reaction of our riders after two races in which we did not achieve the results we aimed to - sport director Mario Scirea explained - Lampre-Merida's cyclists demonstrated their grint from the beginning of the stage and Oliveira had the energies to join the main breakaway.

It's a pity that we could not be protagonist until the end of the race.
Modolo showed that he strongly wants to honor the races and Pozzato checked his form after he suffered for a viral illness".

Giant-Alpecin's Upcoming Racing

This just came from Giant-Alpecin:

TOUR OF FLANDERS (WT): Team Giant-Alpecin will line-up for Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen with a powerful team boasting a wealth of classics experience, including the winner of the first monument of the season, at Milan-Sanremo, John Degenkolb (GER).

John Degenkolb

John Degenkolb after this year's Milano-San Remo

After incredibly tough weather conditions at Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday the riders will be hoping for something slightly more hospitable this Sunday for the second monument of the season. Degenkolb will be joined by the same line-up that started Gent-Wevelgem, including Zico Waeytens (BEL) who rode a strong race to finish 14th on Sunday.

"The Tour of Flanders is one of the toughest one-day races and one that we are really looking forward to," admitted Team Giant-Alpecin coach, Marc Reef (NED). "The full line-up is ready to support John in the best way possible, and we have confidence in his ability to get a result here.

"Last year we were there at the pre-final but didn't have the legs to play a role the final time over the Oude-Kwaremont. But we have worked hard over the winter with the experts and coaches to make that last step and our performances in the past few classics have shown that we are ready."

Last year the team finished in 14th and 15th position at the race, and will this year be aiming to be present in the final of the monument that takes in the climbs of the Paterberg, Koppenberg, Taaienberg, Kruisberg and the Oude-Kwaremont.

COACH: Marc Reef (NED)

LINE-UP: Nikias Arndt (GER), Roy Curvers (NED), Bert De Backer (BEL), John Degenkolb (GER), Koen de Kort (NED), Ramon Sinkeldam (NED), Albert Timmer (NED), Zico Waeytens (BEL) 

TOUR OF FLANDERS ELITE WOMEN (CDM): The women's World Cup series continues this weekend with the Tour of Flanders, and Team Liv-Plantur heads to the race on a high after a superb win at Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem through Floortje Mackaij (NED).

Mackaij lines up for Flanders alongside an on-form Amy Pieters (NED), Sara Mustonen-Lichan (SWE), Sabrina Stultiens (NED) and Julia Soek (NED) all of whom were present at the front deep into the race on Sunday.

Claudia Lichtenberg (GER) was due to ride but a heavy fall at last Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem has ruled her out for the World Cup race, and she will be replaced by Willeke Knol (NED).

"I think that we come to this race again with a clear leader in Amy as she showed once again on Sunday that she's on great form at the moment and was one of the strongest in the race," explained team coach Hans Timmermans (NED).

"She crashed twice and was a bit bruised but hopefully she will be back feeling good by Sunday. Otherwise we come here with a strong team of girls who are all riding well at the moment, and come here off the back of some strong results.

"The key points on the parcours will of course be the main climbs, especially the Kwaremont and Paterberg in the final 20km, but you need to be alert to moves going between the climbs as well. We will look to bring Amy into the final in the best shape possible and with as much support as we can."

Coach: Hans Timmermans (NED)

LINE-UP: Willeke Knol (NED), Floortje Mackaij (NED), Sara Mustonen-Lichan (SWE), Amy Pieters (NED), Sabrina Stultiens (NED), Julia Soek (NED) 

VUELTA CICLISTA AL PAIS VASCO (WT): Team Giant-Alpecin is back in WorldTour stage race action next week at the six-day Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco. Tom Dumoulin (NED) returns to racing here after two weeks of training and preparation, building for his season's objectives and the Dutch time trial champion will have an eye on the final day's individual time trial.

Dumoulin is joined by Lawson Craddock (USA) who made a return to racing at last week's Volta Catalunya, as well as road captain Johannes Fröhlinger (GER), Carter Jones (USA) and Daan Olivier (NED) who were also racing in Catalunya. The team is then completed by Caleb Fairly (USA) and Cheng Ji (CHN) who recently raced at the Criterium International, as well as Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE) who will line-up for the first WorldTour race of his young career.

Team coach Christian Guiberteau (FRA) said ahead of the race: "Pais Vasco is one of the hardest one-week races on the calendar so you have to be quite open minded coming into it. We come here with Tom as a leader as he prepares for the Ardennes Classics, and this race was selected as one of the best for this.

"The goal for the team as a whole is to go for stage opportunities where we can and also for Tom to test himself in the time trial. Hopefully we can have a good race and come out of it having shown ourselves and worked on our processes as a team."

The six-stage race features three tough rolling stages before two mountain-top finishes and then a final 18.3km individual time trial. It's a race that often attracts some of the world's best climbers but the different stages will present various opportunities for the strengths of Team Giant-Alpecin.

COACH: Christian Guiberteau (FRA)

LINE-UP: Lawson Craddock (USA), Tom Dumoulin (NED), Caleb Fairly (USA), Johannes Fröhlinger (GER), Cheng Ji (CHN), Carter Jones (USA), Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE), Daan Olivier (NED) 

TOUR OF FLANDERS ELITE WOMEN (CDM)

The women's World Cup series continues this weekend with the Tour of Flanders, and Team Liv-Plantur heads to the race on a high after a superb win at Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem through Floortje Mackaij (NED).

Mackaij lines up for Flanders alongside an on-form Amy Pieters (NED), Sara Mustonen-Lichan (SWE), Sabrina Stultiens (NED) and Julia Soek (NED) all of whom were present at the front deep into the race on Sunday.

Claudia Lichtenberg (GER) was due to ride but a heavy fall at last Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem has ruled her out for the World Cup race, and she will be replaced by Willeke Knol (NED).

"I think that we come to this race again with a clear leader in Amy as she showed once again on Sunday that she's on great form at the moment and was one of the strongest in the race," explained team coach Hans Timmermans (NED).

"She crashed twice and was a bit bruised but hopefully she will be back feeling good by Sunday. Otherwise we come here with a strong team of girls who are all riding well at the moment, and come here off the back of some strong results.

"The key points on the parcours will of course be the main climbs, especially the Kwaremont and Paterberg in the final 20km, but you need to be alert to moves going between the climbs as well. We will look to bring Amy into the final in the best shape possible and with as much support as we can."

COACH: Hans Timmermans (NED)

LINE-UP: Willeke Knol (NED), Floortje Mackaij (NED), Sara Mustonen-Lichan (SWE), Amy Pieters (NED), Sabrina Stultiens (NED), Julia Soek (NED) 

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