Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s climbers are ready for the summit finish in the Abu Dhabi Tour tomorrow after surviving the first two flat stages of the Abu Dhabi Tour without a scratch. Robert Gesink, Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett all finished today and yesterday in the same time as the stage winner. Today, Marcel Kittel won the stage and Mark Cavendish stayed in the race lead.
The first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour ended in a bunch sprint with LottoNL-Jumbo’s Enrico Battaglin placing 11th. Mark Cavendish won the 189-kilometre stage to Madinat Zayed with the classification riders safely tucked in the peloton.
Slovenian star Primoz Roglic extended his contract with Team LottoNL-Jumbo for the 2018 season. Fresh of the Volta ao Algarve win, General Manager Richard Plugge was happy to confirm the deal.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo is heading into the opening classics weekend in Belgium with Lars Boom and Dylan Groenewegen as its leaders. Both will race the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
Victor Campenaerts survived in an escape and placed third in the final, and rainy, stage of the Ruta del Sol today. Tim Wellens won the stage, 151 kilometers from Setenil de las Bodega to Coin.
Primoz Roglic won the Volta ao Algarve overall classification today in Portugal. The Slovenian of team LottoNL-Jumbo finished fifth on the final climb, just behind his biggest challenger Michal Kwiatkowski.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo starts the Abu Dhabi Tour next week with leaders Steven Kruijswijk and Robert Gesink. The four-day stage race, February 23 to 26, is the third WorldTour event after the Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Road Race.
Martijn Keizer, a day after LottoNL-Jumbo’s win with Victor Campenaerts, attacked and spent most of the Ruta del Sol’s fourth stage free in an escape group. They covered 179.3 kilometres to Seville, caught by the peloton in the final kilometres ahead of a Bryan Coquard sprint victory. Alejandro Valverde remains the race leader with one day to race.
Primoz Roglic gained the leader’s yellow jersey in the Volta ao Algarve today in Portugal. The Slovenian of team LottoNL-Jumbo did so thanks to his third place in the time trial behind winner Jonathan Castroviejo and world champion Tony Martin. Team Movistar’s Castroviejo won with four seconds over Martin and five over Roglic, who took the lead with 22 seconds on Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky).
Victor Campenaerts won the Ruta del Sol’s time trial today in Córdoba, Spain, with one second over Alejandro Valverde. Standings leader Alberto Contador placed third at six seconds.
Primoz Roglic raced to second behind Daniel Martin (Quick Step) in the Volta ao Algarve’s second stage up the Alto de Fóia in Portugal. Martin took the lead and LottoNL-Jumbo’s captain sits at four seconds.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Floris De Tier climbed to tenth in the tough Ruta del Sol mountain stage today in Spain. On the Alto Peña del Águila, the peloton exploded and De Tier emerged with few others. Thibaut Pinot won the stage after 177.9 kilometres and Alberto Contador took the lead, while De Tier faded. He sits 15th overall at 2-33 minutes from Contador.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to fourth place in the Volta ao Algarve’s stage one today. The bunch raced into the streets of Lagos, where Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step) triumphed.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Floris De Tier showed well today in the opening stage of the Ruta del Sol stage race in Spain. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the stage from Rincón de la Victoria to Granada and De Tier placed 20th in the lead group.
After the Volta a Valenciana and the Dubai Tour, team LottoNL-Jumbo will continue with two European stage races. A number of climbers start in the Ruta del Sol on Wednesday, February 15, and on the same day 300 kilometres west in Portugal, the sprint train races the Volta ao Algarve.
Steven Kruijswijk placed eighth overall in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The leader of Team LottoNL-Jumbo climbed up the standings yesterday and today, held that position behind overall winner Nairo Quintana.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo-riders Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk placed top 10 in the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Valenciana today. On the final tough climb in Llucena, Nairo Quintana made the show, Roglic placed fifth and Kruijswijk eighth. Quintana also took the overall lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen finished second overall and won the young riders white jersey in the Dubai Tour today. He placed 10th in the last stage, 124 kilometres through the streets of Dubai, behind stage winner Marcel Kittel. Germany’s Kittel took home the overall title with an advantage of 18 seconds.
Jos van Emden’s fighting spirit showed in the third stage of the Volta a Valenciana today in Riba-Roja de Turia. He attacked and tried to hold off the eventual sprint finish, won by Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott).
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic placed third in the rainy second stage of the Volta a Valenciana today in Denia. Tony Martin (Katusha) took the stage win after 180 kilometres and Greg van Avermaet donned the leader’s jersey.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s two-pronged sprint team claimed a top 10 finish in the sand-blasted third stage of the Dubai Tour today. Spaniard Juan José Lobato took fourth and Dutch Champion Dylan Groenewegen eighth. John Degenkolb (Trek) won ahead of Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) and Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain).
Team LottoNL-Jumbo started the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana placing fifth in the team time trial. BMC won after 37.9 kilometres with a time of 43.17 minutes, 21 seconds over Team Sky. Team LottoNL-Jumbo clocked 44.29.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen again sprinted to second place behind winner Marcel Kittel (Quick Step) in the Dubai Tour today. Thanks to winning the first two stages, Kittel leads the race and Groenewegen sits second overall.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to second place behind German Marcel Kittel (Quick Step) the Dubai Tour’s first stage today. Marc Cavendish (Dimension Data) placed third, right behind LottoNL-Jumbo’s rider.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s cyclists will rely on Pioneer’s power meters again in 2017. It’s a full-circle agreement, with the cyclists and trainers feeding power numbers and data back to Pioneer so it may continually improve its products.
In Team Lotto-Jumbo’s last race on Australian soil, Paul Martens finished 10th in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The race, partly on the famous coastal roads near Geelong, ended in a small group sprint won by Nikias Arndt (Sunweb). Robert Gesink rode with Martens in the first group and placed 11th.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished its final pre-season training camp in Alicante, Spain, while a handful of its cyclists already began their season Down Under in Australia. Trainer Mathieu Heijboer kept an eye on the troops in Spain. The team went for its warmer weather, but was hit with occasional snow storms in Spain.
LottoNL-Jumbo is sending teams to Dubai and Spain while one team remains in Australia for the Cadel Evans race. Dylan Groenewegen will head the Dubai Tour team, January 31 to February 4, and Steven Kruijswijk the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana team, February 1 to 5.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink finished eighth overall in Australia’s Tour Down Under today in Adelaide. Richie Porte (BMC) took home the general classification trophy 1-02 minutes ahead of Gesink.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink climbed to ninth on the Willunga Hill stage and eighth overall in the Tour Down Under on Saturday. Overall leader Richie Porte (BMC) attacked on the finishing climb to not only secure his jersey, but add to his lead in the Australian stage race.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Italian Enrico Battaglin sprinted to 10th place in the Tour Down Under’s fourth stage today. Caleb Ewan (Orica), just like in the first and third stages, won the kick in Campbelltown, Australia. Richie Porte (BMC) remains the leader with LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink in 11th at 29 seconds.
Robert Gesink jumped to 10th in the Tour Down Under’s general classification after the third stage to Victor Harbor ended in a bunch sprint. Again, home cyclist Caleb Ewan (Orica) was the fastest sprinter in the Australian stage race.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink sits 11th overall in the Tour Down Under after today’s mountain top finish stage in Paracombe. Richie Porte (BMC) won the stage ahead of two pursuers and with 19 seconds on a group with Gesink.
The first stage of the Tour Down Under ended in a bunch sprint with Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) on top. The LottoNL-Jumbo riders came thorough unscathed in the first stage of this year’s first WorldTour race. Robert Wagner took the top honours for the team in 16th.
The Tour Down Under’s pre-race People's Choice Classic criterium kicked off the 2017 road season today in Adelaide, Australia. The 50-kilometre race, covering 22 city circuits, ended in a typical bunch sprint. Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica) won with team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Wagner in 12th, just outside the top 10.
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Team LottoNL-Jumbo starts the new 2017 season next month with much ambition. Dylan Groenewegen aims to sprint to victories in big races, Steven Kruijswijk wants to go for overall victory in the Giro d'Italia and Robert Gesink a stage win in the Tour de France.
Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo left to Spain’s sun this week in Mojacar. The first training camp will help the team’s cyclists build their base towards the 2017 season.
Bram Tankink extended his contract with Team LottoNL-Jumbo for one year, through 2017. It means that the Dutchman, who just celebrated his 38th birthday, will begin his 10th season with the Dutch WorldTour team.
LottoNL-Jumbo is sending Dylan Groenewegen and Dennis van Winden to the second round of the Champions League Cycling Revolution this weekend in London. The WorldTour teams will compete against each other and a number of track cyclists.
Today is the day, seven WorldTour-team compete at the first Revolution Cycling Champions League in Manchester. Dylan Groenewegen and Dennis van Winden going to race at the Manchester Velodrome this evening and tomorrow.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo will strengthen its 2017 forces with Norwegian Amund Grøndahl Jansen. The U23 national champion will leave Norwegian Team Joker, where he developed as a classics rider with a good sprint. Team LottoNL-Jumbo wants to continue to improve in this area.
Belgian cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke signed a two-year deal through 2018 with Team LottoNL-Jumbo. The 24-year-old will leave behind Belgian team Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise.
The season is not over for Dylan Groenewegen and Dennis van Winden. Together they are going to race on the track against other WorldTour-teams. The Velon Revolution Cycling Champions League take place in Paris, Manchester and London.
Thousands of visitors attended the fanday in Utrecht. In the morning the roads around Utrecht were filled with participants of the LottoNL-Jumbo -ride. With a special stop on the roof of the distribution-center of Jumbo.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo will ride Italy's famous Bianchi bicycles again in 2017. Bianchi will supply the Dutch World Tour Team with four high-end models from the Bianchi Countervail family to provide specific advantages and maximum performance under the various racing conditions: Oltre XR4, Specialissima, Infinito CV and TT Aquila CV.
LottoNL-Jumbo professional cycling team has announced that Shimano will be the official supplier of its team kit from 2017. The Netherlands-based team will wear a full range of elite performance cycle apparel from Shimano, including clothing and eyewear.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Tom Leezer represented The Netherlands in style with a solo attacking in the closing kilometres of the world championships in Doha. He was caught by the sprinters in the final kilometre and held on for 17th.
Dutchman Jos van Emden of Team LottoNL-Jumbo placed eighth in the World Championships time trial in Doha, Qatar, today. He covered the 40 kilometres in a time of 46-28.40 minutes. German Tony Martin won with 44-42.99, 45 seconds faster than the Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka and 1-10 faster than the Spaniard Castroviejo.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Moreno Hofland placed third in Putte-Kapellen today. Team-mate Mike Teunissen joined the leading group and lasted until the final, which saw Belgian Roy Jans (Wanty) beat Timothy Dupont (Willems Verandas) and Moreno Hofland in a sprint.
Paris-Tours ended without a LottoNL-Jumbo rider upfront in the final kick into town, where Fernando Gaviria (Etixx) celebrated victory today. Maarten Wynants survived many kilometres in the breakaway, but the group caught him in the final in Tours.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo raced to fifth in the world championship time trial today in Doha, Qatar. Over 40 kilometres, the team clocked 43 minutes, 27.18 seconds -- 54 seconds slower than the winning team Etixx-Quick Step. They recorded 42-32.39.
Mike Teunissen placed 17th in the Belgian classic Binche-Chimay-Binche sprint, but that was not what the team was hoping for. Frenchman Demare (FDJ) won on the cobblestones in Binche ahead Stybar (Etixx) and Roelandts (Lotto).
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen won the Tour de l'Eurométropole. In the streets of Tournai, he outsprinted the Belgians Oliver Naesen (IAM) and Tom Boonen (Etixx) after a hard race. Maarten Wynants of Team LottoNL-Jumbo was also in the leading group and placed ninth.
Robert Gesink placed seventh in a hard edition of Il Lombardia today in Bergamo. The Dutchman of Team LottoNL-Jumbo sprinted for sixth place behind a group with winner Esteban Chaves (Orica) and only Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) beat him.
Robert Gesink and Wilco Kelderman will lead Team LottoNL-Jumbo this Saturday in the last, and perhaps toughest, WorldTour event of 2017, Il Lombardia.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished fifth and sixth overall in the Eneco Tour overall with Jos van Emden and Wilco Kelderman, respectively. They rounded out a successful week that included a stage win by Dylan Groenewegen. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) won the final stage to Geraardsbergen and Niki Terpstra (Etixx) took the overall win.
Dylan Groenewegen was unable to unleash his sprint in the sixth stage of the Eneco Tour today in Lanaken. Instead, an escape group stayed clear with Slovenian Luke Pibernik (Lampre) winning the stage. Little changed in overall classification, Rohan Dennis (BMC) remains leader.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo placed third in the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour today. BMC Racing won the 20.9-kilometre team time trial in 23-11 minutes, six seconds faster than Etixx and 23 seconds faster than team LottoNL-Jumbo. Rohan Dennis (BMC) took the lead in the GC.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen placed fifth in the Eneco Tour’s fourth stage today in St-Pieters-Leeuw. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) sprinted to victory again from a small group and took over the leader's jersey. Jos van Emden holds his third place overall.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen placed fourth in the third stage of the Eneco Tour today. In the streets of Ardooie, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won and with the bonus seconds, moved up to second place overall at the expense of Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo). Rohan Dennis (BMC) remains the overall leader.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Jos van Emden placed second in the stage two time trial of the Eneco Tour today. Emden had 11'53 needed for the 9.6km time trial in Breda but it was five seconds slower than winner Rohan Dennis (BMC). Wilco Kelderman was fourth and his team-mate Primoz Roglic recorded the sixth best time. In the overall standings, Dylan Groenewegen lost the jersey to Rohan Dennis.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory in the opening stage of the Eneco Tour today in Bolsward, the Netherlands. The Dutchman topped Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and world champion, and new European champion, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). Groenewegen, thanks to the victory, took leader's jersey and the points jersey.
Tom Van Asbroeck finished fourth in the Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem this afternoon in Belgium. Fernando Gaviria (Etixx - Quickstep) won in a bunch sprint ahead of Timothy Dupont (Verandas Willems) and team-mate Ariel Richeze.
Tom Asbroeck finished 11th in the Championship of Flanders. The 192-kilometre race in Koolskamp was won by Timothy Dupont (Verandas Willems Cycling Team) who edged Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria (Etixx - Quickstep) and Raymond Kreder (Team Roompot) at the finish line.
Victor Campenaerts of Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished second in the European Championships time trial. The Spaniard Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) won after 45 kilometers, 30 seconds faster than Campenaerts. The Italian Moreno Moser (Cannondale) took third. Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Primoz Roglic was seventh, and Steven Lammertink finished 18th.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo will start the Eneco Tour with a strong selection on Monday, September 19, in Bolsward. The seven-day stage race includes a time trial and a team time trial before ending on September 25 in Geraardsbergen.
Greg Van Avermaet won his first race as Olympic champion in the Grand Prix Montreal overnight by beating Peter Sagan in a sprint. Sadly, the LottoNL-Jumbo riders did not play a role in the thrilling finale.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to second in the final stage of the Tour of Britain today in London behind Caleb Ewan (Orica - Bike Exchange). Steven Cummings (Dimension Data) took home the overall trophy ahead of Dennis Rohan (BMC) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant - Alpecin).
Team LottoNL-Jumbo ends the 71st edition of the Vuelta a España with a victory of Robert Gesink in the queen stage and a tenth place of George Bennett in the overall standings. The last stage in Madrid was won by [...]. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the final standings holding off Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Johan Esteban Chaves (Orica - Bike Exchange).
LottoNL-Jumbo rider Robert Gesink finished fifth in a tough penultimate stage of the Vuelta. The stage was won by Pierre Latour (AG2R). Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was never in danger and retained on to his red leader's jersey.
Dylan Groenewegen finished third in the short stage, number seven, of the Tour of Britain today. Rohan Dennis (BMC) won the 90-kilometres stage in Bristol. Groenewegen was beaten by Max Richeze (Etixx - Quickstep) in the sprint. Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) maintained his overall lead with one day left.
LottoNL-Jumbo rider Wilco Kelderman finished 11th in the GP Quebec today behind winner Peter Sagan (Team Tinkoff). The world champion edged out Greg Van Avermaet (Team BMC) and Anthony Roux (FDJ) in a sprint after the 201-kilometre race.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Victor Campenaerts time trialled to fifth place in the Vuelta a España stage 19 today in Calpe. Campenaerts clocked 48 minutes, 20 seconds for the 37-kilometre stage – nearly two minutes behind stage winner Chris Froome (Sky) with 46-33. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains in the overall lead with LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett moving up to 11th.
Paul Martens led Team LottoNL-Jumbo to 36th today in the Tour of Britain stage, but the team has its eyes on the weekend with Dylan Groenewegen in the sprints.
Sky’s Wout Poels won the stage solo in Haytor, Dartmoor, and Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) took the overall lead with 49 seconds ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin)
After several stages of lighting up the front end of the Vuelta a España, the LottoNL-Jumbo men enjoyed a quiet 18th stage to Gandia. Magnus Cort Nilsen (Orica) won the stage ahead of Nikias Arndt (Giant) and Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) in a sprint. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remained the overall lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to fifth in the Tour of Britain’s fifth stage. Jack Bauer (Cannondale) finished just before the bunch kick, Caleb Ewan (Orica) placed fourth leading the sprint. Belgian Julien Vermote remains in the overall lead.
Robert Gesink of Team LottoNL-Jumbo fought up the Vuelta a España's stage 17 steep finishing climb to place third today. Gesink was with his team-mate Bram Tankink in a leading group, and only Frank (IAM) and König (Sky) were better on the Camins del Penygolosa in Llucena. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains in the lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen won the Tour of Britain’s stage four today with a sprint ahead of Dan McClay (Great Britain). The Dutchman profited off the power of the team to deliver the win. Belgian Julien Vermote (Etixx) retains the overall lead.
LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen finished 21st in the third stage of the Tour of Britain today in Knutsford. Ian Stannard (Team Sky) dominated the 180-kilometre stage and Julian Vermote (Etixx – Quick Step) kept the overall lead with only six seconds on Steve Cummings (Dimension Data).
The Vuelta a Espana’s 16th stage ended in a bunch sprint in Peñíscola today after the sprinters’ teams controlled an early group of six. Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) won the kick and Nairo Quintana remained the overall leader going into the second rest day tomorrow.
LottoNL-Jumbo tried an attack with Bert-Jan-Lindeman, but Tom Leezer led the team home with 34th in the Tour of Britain stage two today. Belgian Julian Vermote (Etixx – Quickstep) won, edging out Steve Cummings (Team Dimension Data) at the top the steep final climb, and took the overall lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo departs this week to Canada for the GP Quebec and GP Montreal, September 9 and 11. In both WorldTour races Wilco Kelderman is the leader.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett finished 27th in the short, but tough 15th stage of the Vuelta a España today to Aramón Formigal and remained 12th overall going into the final week. Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx - Quickstep) won the thrilling stage battle ahead of Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who gained time for his overall lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Dylan Groenewegen crashed in the Tour of Britain’s stage today while going through the last corner and missed his chance to win in Castle Douglas. German André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the 166-kilometre stage and took the lead in the general classification
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider Robert Gesink won the 14th stage – the queen stage to the Col d'Aubisque – in the Vuelta a España today. The Dutchman held off Kenny Elissonde (FDJ) and Egor Silin (Katusha) in the final metres. George Bennett also made the front group and finished fourth.
The 13th stage of the Vuelta was a exhausting ride towards Urdax-Dantxarina for everyone, including Team LottoNL-Jumbo. In a walking-pace, the peloton finished more than half an hour after the winner. 12 riders escaped in the beginning and in the last 20 kilometers, the Italian Valerio Conti (Lampre) raced solo to victory. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) kept the leader's jersey.
LottoNL-Jumbo strengthened its team with 23-year-old Dutchman Daan Olivier. The two-year contract is a big step up for the talented climber Olivier, who stopped cycling in July 2015 for one year.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo rider George Bennett made a strong showing during the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain. In the final climb into Bilbao, Bennett tried to join the Belgian attacker Dries Devenyns. He ran out of gas, and the main bunch reeled in the attackers, with Jens Keukeleire (Orica Bike Exchange) winning the sprint finish. Bennett finished 19th.
Martijn Keizer shot free in a large escape group to have a chance at victory in the 11th stage of the Vuelta a España today in northern Spain. It came to nothing because at five kilometres out on the Peña Cabarga summit finish, the stars caught the break and Chris Froome (SKY) took the victory. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains the leader.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Robert Gesink finished second in the Vuelta a España’s stage 10 to Lagos de Covadonga today. Gesink made the escape with his team-mate Victor Campenaerts and was the last rider to hang on, finishing behind winner Quintana (Movistar) and holding off Chris Froome (Sky).
Team LottoNL-Jumbo failed to deliver a good result in the GP Bretagne today. Sep Vanmarcke chose to attack in the final part of the WorldTour race in Plouay, but his manoeuvre came too early. Oliver Naesen (IAM Cycling) won the race.
George Bennett arrived with the classification stars in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a España today near Oviedo. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s New Zealander, supported by Robert Gesink for a long time, placed 28 but in the same time as the race’s big guns. Spaniard David De La Cruz (Etixx - Quick Step) won the stage and took the overall lead.
George Bennett finished 26th in the eighth stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s New Zealander ended as 14th of the peloton on the steep final climb to La Camperona. Sergey Lagutin (Team Katyusha) won the stage, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took the overall lead. Bennett is now placed 20th at 3’37”.
Sep Vanmarcke is Team LottoNL-Jumbo's front man during Sunday's GP Bretagne. The World Tour race in Plouay has a whole new profile.
Team LottoNL Jumbo rider Victor Campenaerts was in the escape of the day during the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España. The Belgian joined five other riders. In the last 50 kilometers, the peloton closed the gap and it became a sprint in Puebla de Sanabria. Belgian Jonas Vangenechten (IAM Cycling) won the stage and Darwin Atapuma (BMC) retained the lead.