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

"There were three riders just ahead, and he was with a group at the finish, and out sprinted them for fourth and he has moved into 8th or 9th  in the overall," Gallopin says

Photo: Trek Factory Racing

CIRCUIT CYCLISTE SARTHE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

FABIO FELLINE

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TREK - SEGAFREDO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
10.04.2014 @ 22:18 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Fabio Felline got close to his first win for his new Trek team when he finished fourth in the uphill sprint in the queen stage of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe. Having shown splendid condition and heading into a stage that suits him even better, the Italian may take that first win before the end of the race.

 

The undulating 196.3-kilometer stage at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe decimated the peloton, and altered the overall classification. The long race ended with five loops of 10.5 kilometers, which included a stiff climb that the riders had to tackle six times, the final time leading up to the finish.  Fabio Felline was in the select front group on the last lap, and climbed strong to a fantastic fourth place finish.

 

“Fabio [Fellline] was very good today,” explained director Alain Gallopin, content with how the team raced today. “It was a hard race, almost 200 kilometers.  The climb on the circuit was hard; it was two kilometers, then leveled out, and another kilometer to the top.  There were three riders just ahead, and he was with a group at the finish, and out sprinted them for fourth and he has moved into 8th or 9th  in the overall.”

 

After 20 kilometers a three-rider breakaway sped up the road, but with the difficult terrain ahead, and a Movistar-led peloton keeping the trio on a short leash, all was back together with 40 kilometers to go. 

 

The climb on the circuit thinned the peloton each lap, and by the final time around, with 10 kilometers remaining, less than 30 riders remained.  With overall race leader Alex Dowsett (Movistar) already a victim of attrition, it was Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) - third in yesterday’s time trial - winning the uphill battle and slipping into the yellow leader’s jersey. 

 

“Tomorrow is also hard at the end,” continued Gallopin. “The arrival is on the flat, and we will see what we can do, and what will happen. We will sit down as a team later to analyze the results today and the stage tomorrow.  Fabio has shown he has good form, and Vandewalle is riding strong, too, so we will see. There is still opportunity tomorrow.”

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

Jesper HANSEN
33 years | today
Sebastián MONTES CANO
26 years | today
Pawel BRYLOWSKI
33 years | today
Natasha ELLIOTT
44 years | today
Damien NAZON
48 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com