CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"The sprint preparation in the finale wasn’t perfect, but the guys still did a great job by delivering Sam in a very good starting position in the last corner. In the end, Sam didn’t have the legs to complete the lead-out w...

Photo: TNE/Stiehl

BORA-HANSGROHE

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

CESARE BENEDETTI

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

SAM BENNETT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

VUELTA A ESPAÑA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
04.09.2015 @ 15:24 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

BORA – ARGON 18 raced actively on the second day of the Tour of Alberta.

 

In the first 20 kilometers, Cesare Benedetti was able to attack with three companions and to ride nearly 150 kilometers in the lead. Benedetti won both intermediate sprints and scored the 2nd place in each of the stage’s two KOM. Benedetti was the most active rider of the breakaway and he was the last one to be caught with eight kilometers to go.

 

Immediately there was a counter-attack, but the sprinters’ teams neutralized it in the last three kilometers. In the twisty finale, BORA – ARGON 18 position sprint leader Sam Bennett very well. Bennett rode in third position in the last corner right on the wheel of winner Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge). Bennett sprinted to fifth place.

 

"Our tactic was designed for a mass sprint with Sam. However, we didn’t just want to wait for the final, but already actively enliven the race before. Therefore Cesare should seek his chance in the group of the day. He rode a very good race, has also fought impressively both in the intermediate sprints and in the climbs, and at the end he gave everything to stay ahead. Unfortunately, this wasn’t rewarded and inexplicably he wasn’t selected as the most active rider of the race. The sprint preparation in the finale wasn’t perfect, but the guys still did a great job by delivering Sam in a very good starting position in the last corner. In the end, Sam didn’t have the legs to complete the lead-out with a podium finish. So, anything better than the fifth place wasn’t possible today“, said Christian Pömer, Sport Director of BORA – ARGON 18, after the second stage.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Francis VAN LONDERSELE
69 years | today
Mat STEPHENS
40 years | today
Isabelle MOULIS
49 years | today
Jose Alexis Rodriguez VILLALOBOS
26 years | today
Tilen FINKST
25 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com