The new Cervelo S3 Disc Ultegra Di2 is here and it claims to be better than the version that was brought to the market with rim brakes.
For the uninitiated, the S3 owes its lineage to Cervelo Soloist model that is considered to be a pioneer in the segment of aero road bikes. The first S3 model had been released in 2009 and was made famous by Thor Hushovd, who won the green in Tour de France that year. The latest model has been adapted with disc brakes. (more…)
Caleb Ewan of Orica-Scott outsprinted world champion, Peter Sagan of Bora-hansgrohe to continue his domination of the bunch sprints at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under and finish as the winner of the stage four.
Once again, Richie Porte finished safely in the bunch. This means he would get to wear the ochre jersey on stage five on the Willunga Hill.
Despite the likeliness of a bunch sprint being high, there was never a shortage of riders who were keen to get in the break and enjoy some television time before they head out to the Willunga Hill and then the Adelaide circuit complete the 2017 Tour Down Under. (more…)
Dutch champion Mathieu van der Poel has won the fifth round of the DV trofee event in Antwerp.
Finishing behind these two was Kevin Pauwels who had ridden a strong race and finished in a close third position. After his victory in the race, Der Poel had told Sporza:
“It was so fast and we were matching each other; it was useless to try and get away. The last sand section would be decisive. It was a hard fought duel, riding on the razor’s edge.”
Despite his win, Der Poel’s victory does not factor in at the general classification and therefore for, runner up Van Aert remains in the lead comfortably when the overall classification of the DVV is considered. Pauwels who had finished third ranks in the second position in the overall classification at 2:34 back. (more…)