WEEK #26 - CYCLING SHORTS




News

Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) has left hospital after spending a week in intensive care, following a training crash. He sustained head trauma, a broken collarbone, a collapsed lung, and a back contusion but he's now out of danger.


Primož Roglič of Team Jumbo-Visma won the first official men's UCI race of the post-lockdown. The Slovenian beat Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Matej Mohorič (Bahrain McLaren) at the Slovenan National Championshis. Pogačar was the favourite given the nature of the last climb to the line, 8 km at just over 7% average gradient. However, Roglič showed he's on target for a serious contention at the upcoming Tour de France. Pogačar turned the tables when he won the ITT title and Roglič came 2nd.


A similar result came from the women's race of the Slovenian National Championships, when Urša Pintar (Alé BTC Ljubijana) won solo, 14 seconds ahead of Špela Kern (Lviv Cycling Team) and over 9 minutes ahead of teammate Urška Žigart. The latter then went on to win the ITT title.


Retired Belarusian rider Kanstantsin Siutsou has been given a 4-year ban for doping violations (EPO), following positive tests in July 2018. At the time he was riding for Bahrain-Merida.


The first races in the calendar, per category, so far are:


MEN

  • 11.07 Grand Prix Erciyes (1.2)

  • 23.07-26.07 Sibiu Cycling Tour (2.1)

  • 28-07-01.08 Vuelta a Burgos (2.Pro)

  • 01.08 Strade Bianche (1.UWT)


WOMEN

  • 11.07 Grand Prix Erciyes (1.2)

  • 22.07 Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa (1.1)

  • 01.08 Strade Bianche (1.WWT)

  • 18.08 Giro dell'Emilia (1.Pro)



Results


WOMEN

National Championships Slovenia - Road Race (NC)

Winner: Urša Pintar (Alé BTC Ljubijana)


WOMEN

National Championships Slovenia - ITT (NC)

Winner: Urška Žigart (Alé BTC Ljubijana)

MEN

National Championships Slovenia - Road Race (NC)

Winner: Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo-Visma)


MEN

National Championships Slovenia - ITT (NC)

Winner: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)


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