uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"We knew it would be hard to play for the win, so our main goal was to bring Kiserlovski and Arredondo, our GC riders, to the finish line in the fastest possible way, and we succeeded in that, "Guercilena says

Photo: Sirotti








13.03.2014 @ 13:42 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

With riders like Fabian Cancellara, Jesse Sergent, Stijn Devolder, Hayden Roulston, and Markel Irizar, Trek were expected to be among the best in yesterday's team time trial in Tirreno-Adriatico. Despite finishing down in 8th, the team claim to be satisfied with the outcome of the stage.


The TTT was similar to the last two editions, but held in the reverse direction and 2km longer. From Donoratico the road went uphill towards Castegneto Carducci, with the last 10 kilometer of the course pancake flat into San Vincenzo.


“I would say this set-up, with the hill in the first part, was a little easier than last year's, at least for me," Yaroslav Popovych said. "Once we hit the straight road to San Vincenzo it was always big gears. The wind came from the side, so we were cruising at around 55 km/h the whole time.”


It wouldn’t be enough, as the team finished in eighth place, roughly a half minute behind the time of the reigning world champions in the discipline, Omega Pharma - QuickStep.


“I think we finished more or less where we expected," General Manager Luca Guercilena said. "We knew it would be hard to play for the win, so our main goal was to bring Kiserlovski and Arredondo, our GC riders, to the finish line in the fastest possible way, and we succeeded in that. For sure, other teams did better, but if we make abstraction of the ‘specialist’ teams, we were good. We know our limits and our GC ambitions are still under control.”


For Julian Arredondo it was a first-time ever in the team time trial:


“The sports directors advised me to stay in the wheel the whole time, so it was more easy for me. This was my first TTT ever. I wasn’t really nervous or scared to get dropped. I felt good. I trained well, so I wasn’t afraid for this event. Let’s hope that in the next days we can show something.”


Tirreno-Adriatico, a seven days event from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic, continues today with a 173km stage between San Vincenzo and Cascina. A bunch sprint is likely.



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

37 years | today
Masaaki ARITA
36 years | today
27 years | today
41 years | today
Hiroaki HARADA
29 years | today