Mathias Frank certainly proved his strength during the week. The IAM Cycling leader for stage races was already intent on testing himself over the two day, three stage Criterium International, while he enjoyed the support of a strong team dedicated to his cause.
On March 23rd, the adrenalized and much anticipated start to the spring Classics will kick off in Italy. On Sunday ORICA-GreenEDGE and IAM Cycling will line up in Milan to start the 298 kilometre journey to Sanremo.
The Promenade des Anglais - the famous French avenue - provided some glory for IAM Cycling's Stefan Denifl and Sébastien Reichenbach who finished overall in 7th and 11th, respectively, identifying themselves as stars of the future in the world of cycling.
Moved to tears after his victory at the end of the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, Matteo Pelucchi did not forget to honor the memory of the teammate with whom he shared his room at the Tour of Qatar early this past February.
While this year's Paris-Nice route may be one of the easiest in the history of the French stage race and made for opportunists, the route of Tirreno-Adriatico is more like a mini Giro d'Italia and will test the many Grand Tour contenders packing the start list.
Simon Clarke has claimed the overall victory at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in unusual circumstances after the final Queen stage of the five day tour was cancelled due to extreme fire danger in the region.
Das Renntalent Jenny Rissveds stieß vor kurzem zum SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team von Weltmeister Nino Schurter und Teammanager Thomas Frischknecht. Die 19-jährige Schwedin fuhr bereits letztes Jahr SCOTT-Bikes und wurde vom damaligen SCOTT-Swisspower Team unterstützt. Wir ergriffen die Gelegenheit, um dem neuen Teammitglied ein paar Fragen über ihre Vergangenheit, ihre Zukunftspläne und ihre Leidenschaft fürs Mountainbiken zu stellen.