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REPORTMIX: Cycling Paris-Nice 2013

10. März 2013, 21:33

PORTE, AN AUSTRALIAN AT HOME IN NICE

Sylvain Richie Porte became the first Australian to win Paris-Nice when he sealed victory in the final time trial on Col d'Eze on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tasmanian clocked 19:16 to emulate his Team Sky leader Bradley Wiggins, who achieved the same double last year. It was an even more emotional day for Porte as he usually serves as a luxury domestique for his leaders but above all because it was earned on his training roads as he lives in Monaco. At the top, the Montagne de Lure stage winner narrowly missed beating Wiggins's record for four seconds but crushed the rest of the field. Andrew Talansky (GRS) was second in the stage, 23 seconds adrift, and runner-up overall, 55 seconds behind, keeping a white jersey he promised to convert to a shinier colour next year. France's Jean-Christphe Peraud (ALM) completed the podium 1:21 off the pace. The other honours in this edition went to Sylvain Chavanel, who topped a great week and a stage win with the green jersey while Johann Tschopp kept the best climber's polka-dot garment.  »

08. März 2013, 21:32

PORTE OUTWITS TALANSKY TO SEIZE PARIS-NICE LEAD

Richie Porte made a big step towards becoming the first Australian to win Paris-Nice with his shrewd, impressive victory at the top of Montagne de Lure at the end of stage 5. The Team Sky leader rewarded his team-mates for their precious work in this 176-kms ride from Chateauneuf-du-Pape but also outwitted yellow jersey holder Andrew Talansky (GRS), probably too bold and inexperienced, who wasted time and energy attacking three times in the finale. The young American showed temperament and character but now lies 32 seconds behind the new leader overall, a gap which seems difficult to bridge in the final time trial up Col d'Eze on Sunday. Dutchman Lieuwe Westra, second last year, is now third, 42 seconds adrift. Crédit : ASO Photographe : P.Perreve Date de prise de vue : 08/03/2013 Commentaires : © ASO/P.Perreve Etape : Chateauneuf du Pape - Montagne de Lure  »

07. März 2013, 09:12

TALANSKY, THE NEW FACE OF AMERICAN CYCLING

American cycling still has a bright future ahead as Andrew Talansky showed when he surged in the final stretch of the third stage of Paris-Nice in Brioude to take the reins of the Race to the Sun. It was actually a race in the rain on the 170.5 kilometres from Chatel-Guyon and the Miami-born Talansky displayed his all-round skills to outsprint a group of seven escapees, who held the peloton at bay in the final ten kilometres. The final second category climb was decisive but in its downhill part when the break took shape and the 24-year-old American outwitted Italy's David Malacarne and Spain's Gorka Izaguirre on the line. Overall, Talansky now leads the man who launched the decisive move, Ukraine's Andriy Grivko, by three seconds. American cycling still has a bright future ahead as Andrew Talansky showed when he surged in the final stretch of the third stage of Paris-Nice in Brioude to take the reins of the Race to the Sun. It was actually a race in the rain on the 170.5 kilometres from Chatel-Guyon and the Miami-born Talansky displayed his all-round skills to outsprint a group of seven escapees, who held the peloton at bay in the final ten kilometres. Crédit : ASO Photographe : P.Perreve Date de prise de vue : 06/03/2013 Commentaires : TALANSKY Andrew, vainqueur de l'étape © ASO/P.Perreve Etape : Châtel-Guyon - Brioude  »

04. März 2013, 22:15

BOUHANNI KEEPS PARIS-NICE A FRENCH PROPERTY

Stage 1

Nacer Bouhanni was the number one favorite to win the 1st stage of Paris-Nice and he lived up to the expectations to swap his French champion tricolore for the Yellow Jersey of the Race to the Sun. The FDJ ace sprinter overpowered Italians Alessandro Petacchi and Elia Viviani to snatch one of his most brilliant victories to date thanks to a perfect lead-out work by his team-mates. As a result, three Frenchmen are now leading the general classification, prologue winner Damien Gaudin trailing Bouhanni by fractions of a second while Sylvain Chavanel is third, one second adrift, and holds the green jersey. Crédit : ASO Photographe : P.Perreve Date de prise de vue : 04/03/2013 commentaires : Le champion de France Nacer BOUHANNI savoure sa victoire sur le podium.  »

15. Februar 2013, 17:45

STAGE 5: FROOME WINS BATTLE ROYALE

Stage 5: Al Alam Palace – Ministry of Housing in Boshar, 144 km

After possibly the greatest battle the Tour of Oman has ever witnessed, Red Jersey Christopher Froome captured his very first stage win, only just beating Contador to the line. The Brit therefore comforts his overall leadership with one day to go. crédit : Muscat Municipality/ASO Photographe : Bruno Bade Etape : Etape 5 - Al Alam Palace - Ministry of Housing in Boshar  »

11. Februar 2013, 22:35

STAGE 1 KITTEL IN WINNING FASHION AGAIN

TOUR OF OMAN 2013

Winner of two stages last year, Marcel Kittel hit back in style on this 4th edition of the Tour of Oman. The German powered to the line outsprinting all his rivals in a final bunched sprint. Kittel captures the very first overall leader’s Red Jersey of this 2013 Tour. Crédit : ASO Photographe : B.Bade Etape : Al Musannah - Sultan Qaboos University  »

31. Januar 2013, 20:08

STAGE AND GOLD FOR WILD

Stage 3 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar was as fast as it was eventful. At an impressive average speed of over 45km/h, Kirsten Wild captured her second consecutive stage win and took command of the overall standings. The Argos-Shimano leader is just a day, and a stage away, from a third success after triumphing in 2009 and 2010. She however only has a slim 3” lead.  »