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

"When I saw that there were no attacks and that nothing was happening, I thought:  Go, I try my luck, I fight and we'll see."

Photo: Sirotti

AG2R LA MONDIALE

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

CARLOS ALBERTO BETANCUR

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LIÈGE - BASTOGNE - LIÈGE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
22.04.2013 @ 09:08 Posted by Jesper Ralbjerg

Yesterday Carlos Betancur (AG2R) followed up his third place in the Flèche Wallonne with a 4th place in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a race won by Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp).

 

The AG2R team showed good collective strength in the final spring Classic of the season by having Romain Bardet and Rinaldo Nocentini in 13th and 14th place respectively.

 

"First, I want to thank all my teammates who worked very hard and my sports directors who support me,” said Betancur. “We checked out the final stage on Friday. Today, when I saw that there were no attacks and that nothing was happening, I thought:  Go, I try my luck, I fight and we'll see. It was difficult to attack before that and we knew that it could happen in the final climb. I'm pleased with my performance. I progress year to year and I hope to be even better next season."

RELATED NEWS:

Disappointed Hutarovich: This was my final chance »

Bardet: I focus on the bright side of things »

Peraud: Let's give the Giro a shot »

Bardet: Three weeks of hard work and now this... »

Peraud: The withdrawals of Froome and Contador opened opportunities »

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Van Asbroeck: I am ready to join a bigger team 30.07.2014 @ 00:48Nizzolo abandons, Devolder tests his legs 30.07.2014 @ 00:36Breschel bounces back from mechanical in Wallonia 30.07.2014 @ 00:27Kuznetsov shows sprinting potential in Wallonie 30.07.2014 @ 00:18Meersman: I pay the price for my focus on the GC 30.07.2014 @ 00:00Van Der Lijke: I didn't even have to go deep 29.07.2014 @ 23:48Dillier ambitious for Wallonie queen stage 29.07.2014 @ 23:40Van Asbroeck beats Meersman in Wallonian photo finish 29.07.2014 @ 17:50Brailsford convinced about Porte’s potential as GT leader 29.07.2014 @ 12:00Garmin-Sharp to reveal their new cast in August 29.07.2014 @ 11:30Horner: I go to the Vuelta for the win 29.07.2014 @ 11:00Disappointed Costa turns his focus into Championship ti... 29.07.2014 @ 10:30Talansky to support Garmin-Sharp leaders at the Vuelta 29.07.2014 @ 10:00Wiggins to build road programme around the track from 2... 29.07.2014 @ 09:00Evans expected to decide his future during the Vuelta 29.07.2014 @ 08:30Brailsford: More likely than unlikely that Froome rides... 29.07.2014 @ 08:00Follow the Tour de Wallonie live 28.07.2014 @ 21:49Giant-Shimano youngsters train at altitude 28.07.2014 @ 20:34Geschke and Craddock lead Giant-Shimano in San Sebastian 28.07.2014 @ 20:31Stomach problems take Nizzolo out of contention in Wall... 28.07.2014 @ 20:08Juul-Jensen takes mountains jersey in Wallonia 28.07.2014 @ 20:03Meersman and Stybar form strong duo in Wallonia 28.07.2014 @ 19:49Lobato breaks the curse after 6 second places 28.07.2014 @ 19:39Roux: I thought I was too exhausted 28.07.2014 @ 19:28Hivert and van der Lijke on track in Wallonia 28.07.2014 @ 19:23Dillier takes over leadership role from Gilbert 28.07.2014 @ 19:15Brailsford: Froome is very, very hungry 28.07.2014 @ 18:54Lobato powers to sprint win in Wallonia 28.07.2014 @ 17:47Contador still leads the WorldTour 28.07.2014 @ 16:25Sbaragli close to top result in Giro della Toscana 28.07.2014 @ 13:17Lotto Belisol to become Lotto Soudal in 2015 28.07.2014 @ 13:12Debusschere: This is a double disappointment 28.07.2014 @ 12:52Disappointed Hutarovich: This was my final chance 28.07.2014 @ 12:46Wallonian climbs too hard for Bos 28.07.2014 @ 12:41Another top 10 for Kump in Wallonie 28.07.2014 @ 12:21Dillier: Hushovd was the perfect lead-out man 28.07.2014 @ 12:18Thomas signs two-year deal with Sky 28.07.2014 @ 12:14Another impressive performance by Maikin 28.07.2014 @ 01:15Meersman: My goal was to take the yellow jersey 28.07.2014 @ 01:07Nizzolo: This time I did not hesitate for a second 28.07.2014 @ 01:02Perfect teamwork pays off for Yates and Weening in Italy 28.07.2014 @ 00:59Weening makes it two from two for Orica-GreenEDGE in Italy 28.07.2014 @ 00:26Nizzolo wins second bunch sprint in Wallonie 28.07.2014 @ 00:03NetApp-Endura: This is the crowning moment 27.07.2014 @ 23:33IAM: We deserved our invitation 27.07.2014 @ 23:28Orica-GreenEDGE: It wasn't the smoothest of runs 27.07.2014 @ 23:22Voigt: I had to say goodbye in this way 27.07.2014 @ 23:13Pinot: The goal was just the top 10 27.07.2014 @ 23:00Lampre: We never got the chance to see what our captain... 27.07.2014 @ 22:51Kristoff: It was almost a perfect sprint 27.07.2014 @ 22:40De Marchi: I will keep my agressive approach 27.07.2014 @ 22:29Sagan: This race proves that it is hard for me to win 27.07.2014 @ 22:26Nibali: I am still in a bit of a daze 27.07.2014 @ 22:10Majka: I have proved that I can compete in the Tour 27.07.2014 @ 21:57Van Garderen: This is by far my hardest grand tour 27.07.2014 @ 21:49

Suzanne KUIPER
29 years | today
Stefan KUSHLEV
30 years | today
Joseph KUKOLLA
25 years | today
Vincent GLEESON
42 years | today
Ben GREENWOOD
30 years | today
ALL BIRTHDAYS

© CyclingQuotes.com 2013