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 have been working hard on getting results in time trials and today there was a world-class field. If you see the guys who were racing, it was the top time trialists with really the only person missing was Tony Martin (of Omega Phar...

Photo: BMC Racing Team (Continuum Sports, LLC)

BENELUX TOUR

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

MANUEL QUINZIATO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

STEPHEN CUMMINGS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
13.08.2014 @ 19:48 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

BMC proved that they are now among the very best time trial squads when the put no less than 5 riders in the top 15 in the Eneco TT. Manuel Quinziato was best in 4th and the Italian has set his sights on a top result in the GC.

 

The BMC Racing Team put three riders in the top 10 – and had five in the top 15 – in Wednesday's individual time trial at the Eneco Tour of Benelux as Manuel Quinziato moved into third place overall. 

 

Quinziato powered his bike  to a team-best fourth place in the 9.6-kilometer race against the clock to pull within four seconds of new overall leader Lars Boom (Belkin Pro Cycling). Stage winner Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Shimano) is in second place overall, also four seconds off the lead, with three days to go.

 

"This was a good time trial day for the BMC Racing Team," Sporting Manager Allan Peiper said. "We have been working hard on getting results in time trials and today there was a world-class field. If you see the guys who were racing, it was the top time trialists with really the only person missing was Tony Martin (of Omega Pharma-Quick Step). It was a good team effort and is good for the next few days."

 

After Quinziato's fourth place (14 seconds back of Dumoulin), Stephen Cummings was sixth (at 17 seconds), Rohan Dennis was 10th (at 20 seconds), Silvan Dillier was 11th (at 21 seconds) and Daniel Oss was 13th (at 23 seconds). Philippe Gilbert, 22nd on the day (32 seconds back), remains in the top 10 overall, 21 seconds off the lead.

Fifth on Tuesday's stage, Quinziato said he gauged his effort in earning his fourth top 10 result in six individual time trials he has ridden in this year.

 

"I tried to be a bit conservative the first part, then the last four kilometers, I closed my eyes and went all in," he said. "I am happy and motivated and I have nothing to lose. Other riders have more pressure."

 

Quinziato said he is exceeding his own expectations in a race he has targeted.

 

"I asked to have this race as a goal two months ago, after the Giro d'Italia," he said. "Now I am really happy that I am keeping my promise and really also paying back the team and doing my part."

 

Cummings, who was third in the final time trial at the Tour de Pologne Saturday, said he lost a few seconds in the turns.

 

"I think there were four or five corners that you had to slow down for," he said. "I think the form is there. In Poland, I did not pace my effort that well. I started too hard. Here, I maybe went too slow in the corners. I could have saved about five seconds in the corners."

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

Femke VERSTICHELEN
39 years | today
Olatz CAMINO ARTEAGA
19 years | today
Dmytro ZAIETS
35 years | today
Ki Han LEE
34 years | today
Samuel PEREIRA
27 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com