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

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“I had the feeling that teams BMC, Movistar and Tinkoff - SaxoBank would make it hard from 40km to go to isolate Valls and to try to win the overall. That's why I asked the guys not to go for the early break but to wait for the la...

Photo: Sirotti








22.02.2015 @ 18:42 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

ORICA-GreenEDGE wrapped up the Tour of Oman with a quiet day on the road for the sixth and final stage today.


Mitch Docker was the team’s highest finisher on the punchy stage into Mattrah Promenade in 42nd with Cameron Meyer highest on general classification in 28th.


Matthias Brandle (IAM Cycling) was the final day victor from the week’s only successful break, whilst Rafael Valls (Lampre – Merida) held onto his overall lead courtesy of his stage four win atop Green Mountain.


“The final today was exactly the same as the day that (Fabian) Cancellara won,” sport director Laurenzo Lapage said.


“I had the feeling that teams BMC, Movistar and Tinkoff - SaxoBank would make it hard from 40km to go to isolate Valls and to try to win the overall.


“That's why I asked the guys not to go for the early break but to wait for the last hour. In the end, nothing happened and the overall victory wasn’t threatened.”


Within the first 10km of today’s racing, Jef Van Meirhaeghe (Topsport Vlaandeen – Baloise) initiated another break for the Tour, escaping alongside Iljo Keisse (Etixx – Quickstep), Danny Pate (Team Sky) and Brandle.


Each sitting over 20minutes off the pace and of no threat to the overall standings, the quartet was allowed to establish an advantage of over nine minutes.


The chase began with 50km left to ride but fell one minute 16seconds short.


Lapage wrapped up the week’s racing as a good test for the outfit.


“We knew before coming here that for a lot of the guys this was the last step of preparation for the season,” Lapage said. 


“We tried to go for a good result with Cam but the Green Mountain climb was too steep for him to go with the best climbers.


“I would say that the guys did great work here and that they are ready now for the races in Europe.”



Best 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 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58

Currently no news in this list

30 years | today
25 years | today
Kevin FISH
29 years | today
23 years | today
Gustavo PASSOS
33 years | today