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

“It was an OK start for us, nothing special. We will focus on stage wins, in sprint stages with Theo Bos. The rest of the stages we won’t be riding with a leader, but we’ll try to be aggressive.” 

Photo: Belkin Pro Cycling Team

STEVEN KRUIJSWIJK

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TEAM JUMBO-VISMA

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOUR OF ALBERTA

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
03.09.2014 @ 14:40 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Going into the Tour of Alberta, Belkin had made it clear that they will target stage wins in the 6-day race. After the opening prologue, the team seems to be out of the GC battle.

 

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM began the six-day 2014 Tour of Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday with a low-key approach to the race’s opening prologue time trial. Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk led the team with 23rd place, 31 seconds behind the dominant winner and initial race leader, Tom Dumoulin of Giant-Shimano.

Belkin’s Frenchman Jonathan Hivert and Australian David Tanner were 25th and 26th, respectively, at :33.

The prologue course in western Calgary, just 4 kilometers long, was very technical, including a tight turnaround midway and a steep, twisty climb to the finish line in Canada Olympic Park, home to the Canadian bobsled, luge, ski jumping and freestyle skiing team since the city hosted the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
 

“It was an OK start for us, nothing special,” said Belkin Sports Director Michiel Elijzen. “We will focus on stage wins, in sprint stages with Theo Bos. The rest of the stages we won’t be riding with a leader, but we’ll try to be aggressive.”

 

Belkin joins four other, eight-man UCI World Tour teams – Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Orica-GreenEdge and Team Giant-Shimano – at this race categorized 2.1 by the UCI. The rest of the peloton is comprised of Continental and domestic Canadian and American teams.

 

The 2014 Tour of Alberta resumes Wednesday with the race’s 143km first stage: six laps of a relatively hilly, 23.8km circuit in the town of Lethbridge, near the U.S. border. Perhaps Kruijswijk, fresh off overall victory at the Arctic Race of Norway last month, can have a go, as well.


“We’re are looking forward to some crosswinds. Good for us, I think, because we’re used to that in Holland,” Bos explained. “And our French and Aussie teammates are specialists at that, too.”

“Tomorrow’s stage could be a difficult one,” added Elijzen. “Riding laps is especially hard, but there is a tough section every time that could be nice for one of our riders.”

The 2014 Tour of Alberta, ends Sunday in Edmonton.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Three 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 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58

Currently no news in this list

Vincent JÉRÔME
36 years | today
Naser REZAVI
31 years | today
Michael BETTANY
35 years | today
Carla SWART
33 years | today
Dimitri PEYSKENS
29 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com