LottoNL-Jumbo Dutchman Lars Boom placed second to Edvald Boasson Hagen in the Tour of Fjords stage to Kopervik today. Belgian Dries van Gestel remains the leader in the classification, with the team’s Timo Roosen in third and Boom fifth.
Steven Kruijswijk slid behind two places, to 10th overall, in the Giro d'Italia’s classification today on the Piancavallo summit finish. Team LottoNL-Jumbo's leader let go his nearest rivals and placed 30th behind stage winner Mikel Landa.
Timo Roosen won the second stage of the Tour of Fjords today in Norheimsund with a solo attack. The rider of Team LottoNL-Jumbo flew clear 30 kilometres to race and held only a slim two seconds on the sprinting group behind.
Steven Kruijswijk climbed to seventh place in the Giro d'Italia’s 18th stage through the Dolomites to Ortisei today. Tejay Van Garderen won the stage with five climbs, three over 2000 metres, and Kruijswijk crossed the line 34 seconds later with some classification men behind him. The LottoNL-Jumbo Dutchman moves to eighth overall behind race leader Tom Dumoulin.
Amund Grøndahl Jansen sprinted to seventh place in the first stage of the Tour des Fjords today. The stage to Førde was won by Belgian Dries van Gestel. He stayed in front of a sprinting peloton with three other leaders. Jansen placed third in the group sprint behind.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Martijn Keizer attacked and made the winning escape in the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia to Canazei today. They worked to gain a large gap, but Pierre Rolland took advantage and won the stage. Tom Dumoulin remains the pink jersey leader. Steven Kruijswijk sits ninth overall.
Steven Kruijswijk attacked free in the Giro d'Italia’s Stelvio stage today to Bormio. The team leader of Team LottoNL-Jumbo jumped when the Mortirolo began and made it to the big breakaway and with his work over the double Stelvio Pass, he moved to ninth overall.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory today in the Tour of Norway’s stage in Brumunddal. The Dutchman of team LottoNL-Jumbo beat the U23 world champion Kristoffer Halvorsen and Norwegian Champion Edvald Boasson Hagen. It was the third win this season for Groenewegen and the eighth for the team.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s enjoyed a relaxed 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia, the longest stage at 229 kilometres and one for the sprinters, won by Fernando Gaviria in Reggio Emilia.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett and Robert Gesink saved their classification spots through the fourth stage of the Tour of California today. Though the stage to Santa Clarita suited sprinters, the wind caused several gaps in the peloton. The American Evan Huffman won from a breakaway and Rafal Majka stayed the leader. Bennett is second at two seconds and Gesink fifth overall.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo and other pure-sprint teams could not compete for the win in the opening Tour of Norway stage today since the parcours were too difficult. The team’s Dylan Groenewegen managed 54th in the stage won by Edvald Boasson Hagen.
Steven Kruijswijk searches to find his top gear 11 days in to the Giro d’Italia, today fighting to stay with the top stars and slipping to 12th overall. Omar Fraile won the stage from an escape and Tom Dumoulin remained the leader, finishing ahead of Kruijswijk by 48 seconds.
In the Tour of California’s third stage, Robert Gesink gained a three seconds to help him in the overall classification. He sits fifth overall at 45 seconds after stage three, won in a sprint by Peter Sagan.
Steven Kruijswijk fought through the Giro d’Italia’s Sagrantino time trial today and held his 10th overall in the classification. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s leader finished 20th, 2-43 minutes behind stage winner and new race leader Tom Dumoulin. LottoNL-Jumbo’s Jos van Emden placed ninth in the 39.8-kilometre time trial.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett placed second in the second stage of the Tour of California in San José today behind Pole Rafal Majka. Behind the breakaway of four, Robert Gesink took fifth.
The first stage of the Tour of California ended in a bunch sprint with Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s cyclists safely in the top 20. In the streets of Sacramento, German Marcel Kittel won.
Enrico Battaglin sprinted to seventh in the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia today in Alberobello. The Italian of Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished two seconds behind the fastest sprinters. Steven Kruijswijk finished 29th along with the other race overall favourites and lost no time on his rivals. Caleb Ewan won the stage and Bob Jungels remains leader.
Steven Kruijswijk finished in the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia in Terme Luigiane today together with the race’s top competitors. Team LottoNL-Jumbo's captain placed fourteenth behind winner Silvan Dillier, who was the fastest of the breakaway. Bob Jungels, after the steep climb to the finish of the spa town, remains the overall leader after another day.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo raced the fifth stage in the Giro without any problems. Enrico Battaglin became tenth and the sprint stage to Messina was won by Colombian Fernando Gaviria. Kruijswijk finished in the peloton and remains 15th in GC.
Steven Kruijswijk crashed hard during the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia today en route to Mount Etna. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s returned with the help of his team-mates and finished 15th, but with the group of favourites. Slovenian Jan Polanc won the first summit finish stage and Bob Jungels took the leader’s pink jersey.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Steven Kruijswijk finished unscathed and with the group of overall contenders in the third stage to Cagliari. Fernando Gaviria won the stage, ripped apart by echelons, and took the leader’s pink jersey.
Steven Kruijswijk survived the Giro d'Italia’s second stage to Tortolì safely today. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dutch leader was protected all day in front and Enrico Battaglin sat ready for the sprint, taking sixth behind stage winner and new leader André Greipel.
Steven Kruijswijk lost 13 seconds in the first stage of the Giro d'Italia. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s leader was behind when a gap opened and placed 71st. German Lukas Pöstelberger won the opening stage to Olbia. The only Italian of Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Enrico Battaglin, placed 13th.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo emphatically showed itself during Eschborn-Frankfurt, Rund um den Finanzplatz, today. The team’s Juan José Lobato sprinted to sixth place on the wet streets and Alexander Kristoff won the German WorldTour-classic.
Steven Kruijswijk can count on eight strong teammates in the Giro d’Italia. Last winter, Team LottoNL-Jumbo has signed Stef Clement and Jurgen van den Broeck especially for the tough third week. Obvious that they will be part of the team travelling to Sardinia tomorrow for the start of the 100th Giro d’Italia.
Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to fourth place in the Tour of Yorkshire today. One day after his victory, the Team LottoNL-Jumbo sprinter failed to keep Nacer Bouhanni from the victory in Harrogate. Caleb Ewan took over the lead after this second stage and Groenewegen dropped to third overall.
After the Queen stage in the Tour of Romandie, Primoz Roglic sits fifth overall. In the stage to Leysin, Simon Yates was the fastest and Roglic finished in the chasing group 11th. Yates becomes leader and Roglic drops one spot to place fifth in the overall standings.
Victor Campenaerts attacked today during the Tour de Romandie. Before the final started, the breakaway with Campenaerts was caught. The sprint was won by Elia Viviani. Juan José Lobato finished in 10th place and Primoz Roglic remained fourth in the ranking.
Dylan Groenewegen won the first stage in the Tour de Yorkshire today. At the port of Scarborough, the team LottoNL-Jumbo sprinter was faster than Caleb Ewan and Chris Opie. However, the victory had a nasty taste. Team leader Steven Kruijswijk hit the deck hard, but seems to be OK.
Daan Olivier will comeback to the professional cycling world and defend Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s colours in Rund um den Finanzplatz Frankfurt this Labour Day.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo survived the snow-covered second stage of the Tour de Romandie today. Team leader Primoz Roglic stayed fourth overall in the shortened stage won by Stefan Küng and Fabio Felline remained the leader.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo showed itself during the entire stage today of the Tour of Romandie. The Dutch WorldTour formation led the chase in the early hours and on the final climb, Robert Gesink, Primoz Roglic and Antwan Tolhoek tried to attack and ended up in the first group. Michael Albasini won the sprint and Fabio Felline stayed the leader.
Victor Campenaerts and Primoz Roglic finished fifth and sixth in the prologue time trial of the Tour de Romandie. With talented young rider Koen Bouwman finishing eleven, the LottoNL-Jumbo team showed it’s strength in depth and its talent for time trials. The prologue was over a distance of 4.8 kilometres and was won by the Italian Fabio Felline. On the wet and so technical course in Aigle, Campenaerts finished just eight seconds slower and Roglic was nine seconds down.
Robert Gesink finished 15th in the Flèche Wallonne today in southern Belgium. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s climber followed the group of favourites, but faded in the last few hundred metres. Like the last three editions, Spaniard Alejandro Valverde won the race.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo took on the Amstel Gold Race on home turf today with both Lars Boom and Bert-Jan Lindeman on the attack, and Juan José Lobato and Paul Martens taking top 20 spots.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo raced aggressively in the Brabantse Pijl this afternoon in Belgium and finished with three riders in the top 15, including Bert-Jan Lindeman in fifth.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo ended the cobbles season in Paris-Roubaix in style. As usual in recent weeks, the Dutch team missed the final and again, misfortune played a hand. Jos van Emden rode a long time for a good result, but a crash eventually threw a spanner in the works for him and the team. Belgian Greg Van Avermaet won the Queen of the Classics. Emden rolled into Roubaix’s velodrome dusty and tired, placing 33rd.
Primoz Roglic, winner yesterday, slid from second place overall in the País Vasco’s queen stage today. He and George Bennett could not follow the best on the final climb, where Alejandro Valverde won and took the overall lead. Bennett finished 16th and Roglic placed 21st in the fifth stage.
Primoz Roglic won the fourth stage of the Vuelta al País Vasco today in Bilbao. In the last three kilometres, the team LottoNL-Jumbo Slovenian escaped from the peloton and time trialled to the finish line solo. With the win, he moves to second place in classification behind David de la Cruz.
George Bennett and Primoz Roglic survived the first mountain stage of the Vuelta al País Vasco and finished in San Sebastian in a depleted peloton, three seconds behind winner David De La Cruz.
Dylan Groenewegen’s chances to sprint to Scheldeprijs victory were ruined by a crash four kilometres from the finish in Antwerp’s suburb Schoten. The Dutch Champion of team LottoNL-Jumbo stopped behind the carnage while German Marcel Kittel raced to the win.
In today's Vuelta al Pais Vasco stage two, Paul Martens finished fifth. In the streets of Eltziego, he was overtaken by winner Michael Albasini and three other riders. LottoNL-Jumbo's riders George Bennett and Primož Roglič finished in the peloton.
During the first stage of Vuelta País Vasco, Primoz Roglic and George Bennett finished 12th and 14th. Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s GC men stayed in the front position in the hectic final towards Eguesibar-Sarriguren.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo chased behind the main action in the Tour of Flanders today in Belgium. The team in yellow and black was caught off guard when the peloton went to pieces on the Muur.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s combative race style went unrewarded in the Volta Limburg Classic this afternoon. The team’s Paul Martens sprinted behind three leaders, including winner Marco Canola, to fifth place.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo failed to join the mix for victory in Belgium’s Gent-Wevelgem today. After a crash involving Tom Leezer and Lars Boom, the peloton split and left the Dutch WorldTour team behind. Leezer ended his day in the hospital. A scan revealed that he fractured his pelvis. He should be sidelined for at least four weeks.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett ended the Volta a Catalunya in the top 10, seventh and ninth respectively, today in Barcelona.
During the E3 Prijs Harelbeke today in Belgium, Team LottoNL-Jumbo dealt with some bad luck. Leader Lars Boom punctured his tyre just like his team-mate Twan Castelijns. Jos van Emden crashed. At front, though, Belgian Gijs van Hoecke fought in the leading group, which produced winner Greg van Avermaet.
LottoNL-Jumbo’s Steven Kruijswijk sits 10th in classification after placing 10th in the Volta a Catalunya’s stage five today. Team-mate Robert Gesink lit up the early hours, attacking and trying to stay clear of the main guns. They blasted by, led by Alejandro Valverde, who won the stage and took the overall lead.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s GC men took advantage of steep terrain in the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya to climb up in the rankings. George Bennett crossed the line in the first group with a team-leading 11th. Steven Kruijswijk and Robert Gesink finished slightly back in 21st and 22nd, respectively. Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the stage to the ski area at La Molina on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees.
Dylan Groenewegen dashed to fifth in Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday in Waregem. Groenewegen led the chase group across the line behind four leading attackers, with Yves Lampaert taking the victory.
LottoNL-Jumbo placed seventh in the Volta a Catalunya’s team time trial today. Over 41.3 kilometres around the lake of Banyoles, the team clocked 50'43 " -- 1'48’ behind the winning team Movistar.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s Volta A Catalunya began well with stage one. Its three classification riders spent the day in the front of the peloton and finished in the same time as winner Davide Cimolai.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo and the rest of the peloton were powerless to Michal Kwiatkowski and his escape trio in Milano-Sanremo today in Italy. Kwiatkowski, broke free with Julian Alaphilippe and Peter Sagan to hold off by five seconds the fast-chasing peloton with Bram Tankink, Jos Van Emden and Enrico Battaglin.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo sends its climbers Steven Kruijswijk and Robert Gesink to the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya starting Monday, March 20th, with a mountain stage of 178 kilometres. Over the week, with the race ending in Barcelona on Sunday, they will face rivals like Chris Froome.
Floris De Tier lit up the Nokere Koers race in a breakaway ahead of Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni’s eventual sprint win. LottoNL-Jumbo team-mate Steven Lammertink placed 19th place behind Bouhanni.
Jos van Emden finished second in the final time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico today in San Benedetto del Tronto. Winner Rohan Dennis came home three seconds faster than the Dutch TT-specialist. Primoz Roglic retained his fourth place in the classification behind race winner Colombian Nairo Quintana.
With only to the final time trial to go, Primoz Roglic sits fourth overall in of the Tirreno-Adriatico. Fernando Gaviria won the sprint stage today in Civitanova Marche and Nairo Quintana maintained his lead of 1-15 minutes over Roglic.
Bram Tankink moved to 14th place in the Paris-Nice overall today, taking over for an unfit Steven Kruijswijk.
Robert Gesink and Primoz Roglic defended their position in the Tirreno-Adriatico successfully today in Montalto di Castro. The GC riders of Team LottoNL-Jumbo kept with the favourites in the chaotic stage final, won by Peter Sagan.
Robert Gesink and Primoz Roglic stood their ground today in the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. They finished with the elite group in the hillside Tuscan down of Pormarance, where Geraint Thomas won. LottoNL-Jumbo’s Gesink sits 14th overall and Roglic 15th.
Dylan Groenewegen placed third in the fifth stage of Paris-Nice today. In the chaotic sprint to Bourd-de-Peage, LottoNL-Jumbo’s sprinter was beaten by German Andre Greipel and Frenchman Arnaud Demare. Alaphilippe remains the leader.
Steven Kruijswijk placed 20th in the fourth stage of Paris-Nice today. In the time trial to Mont Brouilly, he stopped the clock at 22-52 minutes. Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe won and took the lead. Kruijswijk moved ahead to 20th place overall.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo placed sixth in the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico today. The team rode the 22.7-kilometre team time trial in Lido di Camaiore to a time of 24'00". BMC Racing won in 23-21 and Damiano Caruso took the first leader’s blue jersey.
Dylan Groenewegen crashed in the final of Paris-Nice stage three today in Chalon-sur-Saône. In the last four kilometres, the team LottoNL-Jumbo sprint train took the left side of a roundabout and the Dutch champion fell, blaming himself.
Dylan Groenewegen placed fourth in the streets of Amilly today behind winner Sonny Colbrelli. Team LottoNL-Jumbo took revenge in the rainy second stage of Paris-Nice. The team rode the whole stage at the front and placed Groenewegen in a good position for the sprint.
Over the next week, team LottoNL-Jumbo begins in three WorldTour races from Siena to Paris. On Saturday, the team races the Strade Bianche around Siena. A day later, another team begins the eight-day Paris-Nice stage race. On Wednesday, partly overlapping Paris-Nice, the seven-day Tirreno-Adriatico starts in central Italy.
Team LottoNL-Jumbo will reward the leader of the Dutch Topcompetitie young rider classification with a trainee contract. The contract will start in August, just before the last race in the prestigious league. Besides that, the Dutch WordTour team becomes the main sponsor of the jersey for best young rider.
LottoNL-Jumbo's George Bennett finished seventh overall in the Abu Dhabi Tour today, 56 seconds behind overall winner Rui Costa. The final stage on the Yas Marina circuit was won by Caleb Ewan, Enrico Battaglin placed 17th.