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 were heading for a bunch sprint, but with 800 meters to go André Greipel was hindered and he could just avoid crashing. Otherwise he could have won the stage and overall classification," Frison says

Photo: A.S.O.

ANDRÉ GREIPEL

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

GREGORY HENDERSON

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LOTTO-DSTNY

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

WORLD PORTS CLASSIC

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
25.05.2014 @ 21:33 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

André Greipel headed into the World Ports Classic as the overwhelming favourite and things seemed to be on track for an overall victory when he won yesterday's first stage. Today, however, things unravelled when a near-crash denied him the chance to defend his overall lead in the final stage.

 

The second stage of the World Ports Classic had a hectic final. In the last kilometer André Greipel was hindered. The German champion could just avoid crashing. Greg Henderson took over the job to sprint. He became third.

The peloton stayed together until the intermediate sprint after 15.5 kilometers. Alexander Porsev and Theo Bos took some bonification seconds and moved up to two and three seconds of GC leader André Greipel.
 
Afterwards a break of five was formed. The front group got a maximal lead of about four minutes. Together with Belkin and Katusha, Lotto Belisol kept the leaders within reach. At eight kilometers from the finish all escapees were reeled in.
 
In the last kilometer the preparation for the bunch sprint got messed up. After a collision with another rider Greipel could just stay on his bike, but his chances to win were gone. Some other riders did crash in the final kilometer.
 
Greg Henderson sprinted to third. Ramon Sinkeldam was the fastest, ahead of Theo Bos. The latter is the overall winner. Henderson is fourth in GC, Greipel seventh.
 
"Yesterday all went according to plan and we took the victory," sports director Herman Frison said. "Today the same scenario seemed to happen. We were heading for a bunch sprint, but with 800 meters to go André Greipel was hindered and he could just avoid crashing. Otherwise he could have won the stage and overall classification.
 
"It's a pity this opportunity was taken away from him, but it's more important that André could stay on his bike. The guys did a perfect lead-out yesterday, so we can make a positive balance and go to the Belgium Tour with a good feeling. That race starts on Wednesday."

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The 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 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Phaedra KROL
25 years | today
Kwun Hei HO
24 years | today
Alberto ONGARATO
49 years | today
Remco VAN DER VEN
49 years | today
Dominik PRUDEK
26 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com