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Thursday, November 17, 2022

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Ben Turner to stay with INEOS Grenadiers until 2026

The team sent me this news release

The INEOS Grenadiers are delighted to announce that Ben Turner has signed a contract extension that sees the hugely promising British rider remain a Grenadier until 2026.

The 23-year-old has impressed in his debut season as a professional, underscored by a superb Classics campaign and which culminated in a first-ever Grand Tour appearance at the Vuelta a Espana.

Ben Turner. INEOS photo

The INEOS Grenadiers’ Classics campaign featured top-10 results at Brabantse Pijl (fourth) and Dwars door Vlaanderen (8th) for Turner who also went on to play a crucial role in the team successfully winning Paris-Roubaix with Dylan van Baarle, as the man from Doncaster was 11th on the day.

It was at the Vuelta a Espana, where he continued to impress in his role as a support rider which he also complemented with two top-10 stage finishes.

Turner said: “I’ve had a great first year with the team and I’ve absolutely loved racing as a Grenadier. From my very first race I’ve been encouraged to get stuck in and I like to think I’ve done that with the boys. The Classics campaign was a bit of a dream and I really feel like I’ve improved across the season, leading me to my first Grand Tour at the Vuelta.

“I had no doubt that joining this team was the best move for me and I couldn’t have been more right. I’m so excited to keep developing and racing as a Grenadier.”

Rod Ellingworth, Deputy Team Principal, said: “Ben has had an absolutely brilliant first season as a Grenadier and shown us what a tremendous talent he is. The way he’s raced and applied himself has been hugely encouraging and we’re very excited for what the future holds for him within our team.

“Ben made an impressive contribution to our successful Classics campaign and carried this form right through to his first Grand Tour. He’s taken to professional cycling very quickly and naturally, and there’s no doubt he has a very bright career ahead.”

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Team SD Worx bikes stolen

The team posted this:

Team SD Worx is the victim of a brutal burglary. Please be on the lookout for our TT-bikes, road-bikes and Roubaix-bikes, which has been stolen. Please share this message! Thx a lot for your help!

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Jérôme Pineau: “The future of the B&B Hotels team is under threat”

Here is a machine-translation of the story in the French newspaper Le Télégramme

Jérôme Pineau, general manager of B & B Hôtels-KTM: “I tremble as some of my colleagues have done in the past”.

B&B Hotels riders before the start of 2022 Tour de France stage three. Sirotti photo

He had not spoken since the end of July. Four months after announcing with great fanfare the partnership of the City of Paris with its team from 2023, a major project and the creation of a women's team, Jérôme Pineau confides that he has no co-sponsor. It is the future of the Breton formation which is now troubled.

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To date, we are still in a waiting situation. We are still working on finalizing our project, a very high level men's team, a women's team and an academy but we still need time. We have informed the authorities of our need to still have the next two weeks to obtain answers and present a solid file to the UCI and the DNCG (National Directorate of Control & Professional Management).

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Trek Bicycle and Bell Sports sue over cargo lost or damaged at sea

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News posted this:

COVID-19, massive consumer demand, and the war in Ukraine have upset the industry's supply chain in recent years. Rough seas also played a part.

Bell Sports and Trek Bicycle are among the firms suing shipping companies over containers lost or damaged due to storms in the North Pacific in early 2021.

The Maersk Essen 051, a 366-meter ship, lost more than 700 containers when it encountered heavy seas off Mexico on Jan. 16, 2021. The vessel was en route from Xiamen, China, to Los Angeles. Trek is among more than 30 companies suing Maersk, the ship's operator, and other related parties for lost or damaged cargo on the Essen.

Trek was part of an initial suit with fellow plaintiff Formlabs Inc. filed in January 2022 against freight carrier Flexport. That complaint demanded to recover $337,000 in damages. Trek's share of the total is not specified in court filings. The case is being consolidated with other related suits naming Maersk, Flexport and other companies related to the voyage. Other plaintiffs include Sunbeam Products, Bob's Discount Furniture, and Skechers.

A month and a day after the Essen incident, the Maersk Eindhoven — also a 366-meter vessel that was en route from Xiamen to Los Angeles – lost about 260 containers in a storm near Japan. Other containers were damaged.

According to suit filed by Bell, among damaged containers from the Eindhoven were four that contained a total of 8,200 cartons of Bell Sports helmets and accessories. Bell and its insurer, AGCS Marine Insurance Company, are among at least 17 companies suing Maersk and others over the loss. Bell's complaint, filed in February 2022, said it lost products worth $256,000.

Other plaintiffs in that suit include Homegoods, Hallmark Cards, Wolverine World Wide, and Ashley Furniture.

You can read the entire story here.

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