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Sunday, October 15, 2023

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Maxim Van Gils apologizes for head slap at Japan Cup Criterium

Lotto Dstny rider Maxim Van Gils slapped Matrix Powertag rider Georgios Bouglas at the end of the Japan Cup Criterium for what Van Gils said was Bouglas' dangerous riding. He and the team have since apologized. Here's the post from Team Lotto Dstny:

The apology Lotto Dstny posted

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Tour of Guangxi stage three team reports

We posted the report from stage winner Olav Kooij's Team Jumbo-Visma with the results.

Here's the report from fourth-place Tobias Lund Andresen's Team dsm-firmenich:

The third stage of Tour of Guangxi saw a predominantly flat stage end in a fast finale. After being brought to the front by the team, Tobias Lund Andresen powered to a solid 4th place for Team dsm-firmenich.

Olav Kooij wins stage three.

Rolling out from Nanning on Saturday, a relatively straightforward day awaited the bunch. Despite this, the peloton awaited some challenging punchy climbs throughout the day. After the flag drop, there were multiple attacks at the start before a six-rider break was able to establish itself after seven kilometres. They built up a lead of around two minutes 30 seconds but things were always kept close, with Team dsm-firmenich contributing to the chase in the closing 40 kilometres with Patrick Bevin and Niklas Märkl.

Going into the final lap of the day, the peloton took on the final punchy climb one final time, as Oscar Onley attacked twice and opened up a small gap for himself, before being brought back by others, fighting hard to come back in the wheel of the young Scot. The explosive climb saw the peloton split up but with still nineteen kilometres to go, other groups made their way back to the back of the reduced bunch. As the finish line came in view, Onley and Jonas Iversby Hvideberg brought sprint leader Tobias Lund Andresen to the front. The young Dane then positioned himself well, jumping from the wheels, opening up his sprint and crossing the line in a solid 4th place.


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Sunday’s stage is expected to be one for the general classification, with the parcours finishing atop the Nongla.

After the stage, Lund Andresen commented: “Because of the tough climbs, everyone was excited for today’s stage. Every time we took on the punchy climb, we were in the front and tried to put on pressure for Oscar. The penultimate climb was already hard, but the peloton still didn’t split. Ultimately on the last climb, Patrick and Jonas did a great job of positioning Oscar well in the front and he could attack. I fought as hard as I could to come over the top but was dropped in a group with Kooij. Luckily, I had Jonas with me and with five kilometres to go we were back in the reduced peloton. Oscar and Jonas then helped me to get to the front after which I had to go on my own. There was a crash in the deep finale, as a result of which I lost a bit of momentum, but in the end, I am satisfied with the fourth place after being dropped on the climb. There are still several chances for the team with Oscar tomorrow on the mountaintop finish and we finish our campaign in China with two sprint stages.”


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Filip Maciejuk joins BORA - hansgrohe

Here's the team's update:

BORA - hansgrohe has signed Filip Maciejuk to its roster for the upcoming season. The 24-year-old Polish rider joins the German WorldTeam as a fast-paced all-rounder.

In the junior category, Maciejuk showed his TT qualities by winning the bronze medal in the individual time trial at the World Championships in Bergen, as well as two national championship titles in the discipline. Since moving to the WorldTour two years ago, Maciejuk has developed as a reliable rider to support his teammates in one-day races and one-week stage races.

Filip Maciejuk: "I am very excited to join BORA - hansgrohe next year. I’d like to develop further in the classics and stage races. I know this will be possible in a team with such big names. I will support the leaders as much as possible and also take my chances when they come. It will be easier for me to get started because I already know some of the Polish staff members and, of course, Cesare."

 

 

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