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

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

The first diagnosis by team doctors at the finish line was that Chavanel suffered bruised ribs, as well as contusions to his shoulder, hip, and knee. Additional test will be performed depending on how his injuries evolve.

Photo: Sirotti






07.09.2015 @ 22:49 Posted by Andy Pedersen

With seven categorized climbs, ramps up to thirty percent, and an entire day in the mountains, there was little respite for the peloton during this tedious stage at the Vuelta a Espana. Though as selective as expected, this sixteenth stage of the race did not quite provide the type of battle ground that could separate the contenders for the overall. 


Largely worn down by the repeated climbs and difficulties since the start of the Vuelta, the favorites were content to save themselves until the last portion of the final climb, the Alto Ermita de Alba, to commence their battle. Taking advantage of the relative passivity of the leaders, the day’s breakaway once again was allowed to ride off with the spoils of the stage.


This is not to displease IAM Cycling. Although the victory for the stage eventually went to a resurgent Frank Schleck (Trek Factory) who won solo, IAM Cycling’s Larry Warbasse put on a valiant performance. As a member of the ten man group that escaped, the American rider gave his best effort to ride away with the stage. Though the passages of 30% gradients proved to be too much for Warbasse to win the stage, he did cross the line in 8th place, around two minutes ahead of the overall contenders.


But unfortunately that was not the full story for IAM Cycling at the end of the day. Sylvain Chavanel crashed hard on a downhill having been taken down by another rider’s mistake. Though the multiple time trial champion of France courageously made it to the finish in the gruppetto, the first diagnosis by team doctors at the finish line was that Chavanel suffered bruised ribs, as well as contusions to his shoulder, hip, and knee. Additional test will be performed depending on how his injuries evolve.


In spite of his day at the front of the race, Larry Warbasse appeared disappointed. His eyes slightly teary, he certainly had bigger ambitions for the day. 


“I would like to say that I am happy with my result, but quite honestly, I wanted to win this stage,” Warbasse sincerely declared. “Or at least I wanted to be in the top three. Now it’s over, and I’ll try not to dwell on it too much. I am happy with my race because I gave everything I had. The second to last climb was just incredibly hard. Frank Schleck set a super hard pace, and I just couldn’t follow it anymore. I tried to stay right on his wheel, but I literally exploded. I was exhausted. I have no regrets because I gave it 100%, and at least as far as that goes, I can be proud of myself.”



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

44 years | today
50 years | today
20 years | today
30 years | today
37 years | today