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

"We had some bad luck for Andrew with a puncture and unfortunately, when the group was only on 40 seconds behind, it was race over for Andrew."

Photo: Sirotti

ANDREW TALANSKY

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

KRISTJAN KOREN

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOUR DE FRANCE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
19.07.2015 @ 13:17 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Cannondale-Garmin believed the breakaway would likely stay away to contest the stage 14 win at the Tour de France on Saturday. With this notion in mind, the team was fully focused on getting Andrew Talansky and Ryder Hesjedal up the road. In the fast and furious first hour of the 178km stage, Talansky and Hesjedal delivered on the desired outcome. They had both made the break.

 

The story of the stage does not end there. Sports director Robbie Hunter, in his own words, explains below.

 

"The idea was to get into the breakaway. We were focused on Andrew and Ryder. We knew it was going to be a hard start – and it proved exactly that. A small group rode away and from that Ryder and Andrew moved away in a group of 20-odd guys," he said.

 

"As the 20-man move was coming back, that’s when Andrew got away with five guys from the original move.

 

"At the bottom of the descent, a few more guys jumped across to Andrew and the others out front. The make-up of that group became the break of the day. Kristijan had ridden across to that, so we were in a really good situation. We had Andrew for the final, and Kristijan would have helped him out all day.

 

"We had some bad luck for Andrew with a puncture and unfortunately, when the group was only on 40 seconds behind, it was race over for Andrew. He worked hard to get into the move, and he was now back in the bunch. At the end of the day, it’s just part of racing.

 

"We had Kristijan out front to do his own ride. He rode a fantastic race.

 

"With the final the way it was, it always going to be difficult for a guy like Kristijan to beat Pinot, Bardet and the likes, so we came up with a small plan to try to get him away before the final climb. It worked perfectly. He rode away with another guy from QuickStep. At one point they had 30 seconds, which looked promising.

 

"But Francais des Jeux had one guy extra there, and they worked really hard to close the gap before the bottom of the final climb. They caught Kristijan half-way up the climb.

 

"Nonetheless, Kritijan rode a fantastic race today. He gave everything. We’re really happy with the way things turned out. He rode with everything he had, and it turned out there was someone stronger on the day.

 

"There are a lot of opportunities left and we are going to keep fighting to take them."

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

Nikola NOSKOVA
25 years | today
Jim VAN DEN BERG
37 years | today
Nikolai IVANOV
33 years | today
Simon GUGLIELMI
25 years | today
Ruisong ZHANG
33 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com