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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Team Jumbo-Visma announces Tour de France team

The team sent me this announcement. Note: there is no mention that Rohan Dennis is not included in the team’s Tour squad.

Team Jumbo-Visma is heading to the Tour de France with a sophisticated selection. The five riders that will assist Wout van Aert, Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard in the battle for green and yellow are Sepp Kuss, Steven Kruijswijk, Christophe Laporte, Tiesj Benoot and Nathan Van Hooydonck.

“We have several ambitions, so we have chosen riders who are the best at different terrains”, Merijn Zeeman explains. "We have to guide our leaders safely through the first hectic week but also be able to make it difficult for the other Tour favourites in the mountains”, says Team Jumbo-Visma’s sportive director. “Wout also deserves sufficient support in his hunt for stage victories and the green jersey. This squad is fit and, in our view, capable of pursuing our ambitions in the best way possible.”

Three-time Vuelta a España winner Primoz Roglic will try again to win the Tour de France. His best placing is 2nd in 2020.

Tour de France team  (01/07-24/07)

  • Primoz Roglic
  • Jonas Vingegaard
  • Christophe Laporte
  • Sepp Kuss
  • Wout van Aert
  • Steven Kruijswijk
  • Tiesj Benoot
  • Nathan Van Hooydonck
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National Championship Week team updates

Here's the news from Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl:

Twenty-five of our riders will compete for the road race or time trial title, between 22-26 June, in nine different countries.

Since 2003, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl has won a total of 64 National Championships with 30 different riders across 19 countries on three continents. The most recent of these titles was captured last season in France, where Rémi Cavagna outwitted his breakaway companions and soloed to an unforgettable victory in Épinal.

The 26-year-old Frenchman is one of the three defending champions – alongside Josef Cerny and Yves Lampaert – lining up in the next couple of days for the Nationals, where a total of 25 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl riders will be in action.

Remco Evenepoel will race both the Belgian time trial and road championships.

“The week of the National Championships is one of the best of the year. You’ve got a lot of racing happening in many countries and our riders are all motivated to get some good results. Of course, one of our main focuses will be on the Belgian races, where the aim is to be among the protagonists, but there are also other countries and races where we have a fair chance of doing something nice”, said sports director Tom Steels.

Belgium

ITT (June 23): Gavere – Gavere (34.8km)

Riders: Dries Devenyns, Remco Evenepoel, Yves Lampaert, Ilan Van Wilder.

Road Race (June 26): Middelkerke – Middelkerke (208.7km)

Riders: Tim Declercq, Dries Devenyns, Remco Evenepoel, Iljo Keisse, Yves Lampaert, Pieter Serry, Stijn Steels, Bert Van Lerberghe, Mauri Vansevenant, Stan Van Tricht, Ilan Van Wilder.

Czech Republic

ITT (June 23): Kovarov – Kovarov (39.7km)

Riders: Josef Cerny.

Denmark

Road Race (June 26): Aalborg – Aalborg (201.5km)

Riders: Michael Mørkøv.

France

ITT (June 23): Cholet – Cholet (45km)

Riders: Rémi Cavagna

Road Race (June 26): Cholet – Cholet (241.7km)

Riders: Julian Alaphilippe, Rémi Cavagna, Florian Sénéchal.

Germany

ITT (June 24): Marsberg – Marsberg (27.5km)

Riders: Jannik Steimle.

Road Race (June 26): Altastenberg – Kahler-Asten (211.7km)

Riders: Jannik Steimle.

Great Britain

ITT (June 23): Dumfries – Dumfries (44.1km)

Riders: Ethan Vernon.

Road Race (June 26): Castle Douglas – Castle Douglas (201.5km)

Riders: Mark Cavendish, Ethan Vernon.

Italy

ITT (June 22): San Giovanni Al Natisone – San Giovanni Al Natisone (35.5km)

Riders: Mattia Cattaneo.

Road Race (June 26): Castallaneta Marina – Alberobello (237.1km)

Riders: Andrea Bagioli, Davide Ballerini, Mattia Cattaneo, Fausto Masnada.

Netherlands

Road Race (June 24): Westerborg – WAM-berg (195.3km)

Riders: Fabio Jakobsen.

Switzerland

ITT (June 23): Steinmaur – Steinmaur (38.2km)

Riders: Mauro Schmid.

Road Race (June 26): Steinmaur – Steinmaur (192.9km)

Riders: Mauro Schmid.


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Here's the championship update from Team Trek-Segafredo:

30 of our riders will be competing this week in pursuit of a precious prize – their national jersey, which they can proudly wear for the next 12 months in all competitions. We’ve put together a calendar to help you follow the Trek-Segafredo riders through the national road race and time trial championships.

Mads Pedersen will race both the Danish time trial and road race championships.

Belgium
Road Race Men – 26th June

Jasper Stuyven
Edward Theuns

Denmark
Time Trial Men – 23rd June

Mads Pedersen
Mattias Skjelmose

Road Race Women – 26th June

Amalie Dideriksen (Defending champion)

Road Race Men – 26th June

Jakob Egholm
Asbjørn Hellemose
Alexander Kamp
Mads Pedersen
Mattias Skjelmose

Eritrea
Time Trial Men – 24th June

Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier

Road Race Men – 26th June

Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier

France
Time Trial Women – 23rd June

Audrey Cordon-Ragot (5-time and defending champion)

Road Race Women – 25th June

Audrey Cordon-Ragot

Great Britain
Time Trial Women – 23rd June

Elynor Bäckstedt

Road Race Women – 26th June

Elynor Bäckstedt

Italy
Time Trial Women – 21st June

Elisa Longo Borghini (5-time and defending champion)

Time Trial Men – 22nd June

Filippo Baroncini
Antonio Tiberi

Road Race Women – 26th June

Elisa Balsamo

Elisa Longo Borghini (Defending champion)

Letizia Paternoster

Road Race Men – 26th June

Filippo Baroncini
Dario Cataldo
Giulio Ciccone
Matteo Moschetti
Antonio Tiberi

Latvia
Time Trial Men – 22nd June

Emils Liepins
Toms Skujins (Defending champion)

Road Race Men – 26th June

Emils Liepins
Toms Skujins (Defending champion)

Luxembourg
Time Trial Men – 24th June

Alex Kirsch

Road Race Men – 26th June

Alex Kirsch

Netherlands
Time Trial Women – 22nd June

Shirin van Anrooij
Ellen van Dijk

Time Trial Men – 22nd June

Daan Hoole

Bauke Mollema

Road Race Men – 24th June

Daan Hoole
Bauke Mollema

Road Race Women – 25th June

Lucinda Brand
Shirin van Anrooij
Ellen van Dijk

Spain
Road Race Men – 26th June

Jon Aberasturi
Marc Brustenga

Switzerland
Road Race Men – 26th June

Simon Pellaud

USA
Time Trial Women – 23rd June

Leah Thomas

Road Race Women – 26th June

Leah Thomas


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Team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert posted this national championships schedule:

This week, 29 riders from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will be chasing national titles in eleven different countries. The time trials events are scheduled from Wednesday to Friday, while the road races will be raced on Friday and Sunday.

Biniam Girmay is back in action and will race both Eritrean time trial and road race championships

TIME TRIALS

Wednesday 22 June
– Estonia – Rein Taaramäe & Madis Mihkels
– Hungary – Barnabás Peák

Thursday 23 June
– Belgium – Aimé De Gendt (15h21) & Jan Bakelants (13h57)
– Denmark – Julius Johansen

Friday 24 June
– Eritrea – Biniam Girmay

ROAD RACE

Friday 24 June
– Hungary – Barnabás Peák
– The Netherlands – Taco van der Hoorn, Corné van Kessel & Boy van Poppel

Sunday 26 June
– Belgium – Jan Bakelants, Aimé De Gendt, Tom Devriendt, Dimitri Claeys, Kobe Goossens, Quinten Hermans, Laurens Huys, Baptiste Planckaert, Gerben Thijssen Kévin Van Melsen and Loïc Vliegen
– Denmark – Julius Johansen
– Germany – Georg Zimmermann
– Eritrea – Biniam Girmay
– Estonia – Rein Taaramäe & Madis Mihkels
– France – Théo Delacroix, Hugo Page & Adrien Petit
– Italy – Andrea Pasqualon, Simone Petilli, Domenico Pozzovivo & Lorenzo Rota
– Norway – Sven Erik Bystrom & Alexander Kristoff
– Czech Republic – Jan Hirt

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