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Road marking reflectors likely cause of Lambrecht’s fatal crash, investigators say

Related ArticlesBjorg Lambrecht – Obituary Lotto Soudal ride neutralised stage 4 of Tour de Pologne to commemorate Bjorg Lambrecht Lotto Soudal: Lambrecht 'is still with us' Bjorg Lambrecht's death caused by internal hemorrhage Bjorg Lambrecht laid to rest in hometown Greipel sees cycling 'in a different way' after death of former teammate Lambrecht Reflectors built into the side of the road were responsible for Bjorg Lambrecht's fatal crash at the Tour de Pologne, according to an investigation by the Public Prosecutor in Poland. The 22-year-old Lotto Soudal rider died from his injuries after the crash on stage 3 of the race earlier this month. "Two UAE Team Emirates riders close behind him saw him riding over a reflector that had been incorporated into the road surface," said prosecutor Malwina Szendzielorz-Pawela, according to Polish media reports. "As a result, he lost control of his bike, suddenly turning to the right and then to the left." Lambrecht u..

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Roglic picks up the pace on first Vuelta a Espana summit finish

Related ArticlesUran, Roche abandon Vuelta a Espana after big crash Primoz Roglic's bid to win his first Grand Tour remained firmly on track after the Vuelta a Espana's first summit finish, as the Slovenian star comfortably limited his losses on the climb to new race leader Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). After Astana and EF Education First upped the pace on the higher slopes of the Javalambre on stage 5, Roglic was able to respond to Alejandro Valverde's searing attack with five kilometres to go. Roglic could not follow Lopez's acceleration that quickly followed but he only lost 12 seconds to the Colombian climber on the stage and he worked well with Valverde to limit the gaps. His consistent performance in the mountains, ably supported by teammate Sepp Kuss and the rest of Jumbo-Visma, has allowed the Slovenian to gain four spots overall, ousting Nairo Quintana (Movistar) from second on GC. Just 14 seconds behind Lopez in the overall standings, Roglic seemed satisfie..

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Valverde punches way back into contention at Vuelta a Espana

Related ArticlesQuintana, Carapaz and Valverde form Movistar trident at Vuelta a Espana Valverde set to hunt stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana Vuelta a Espana: Monster Hydro rider of the day Vuelta a Espana: Madrazo wins stage 5 summit finish Plenty of questions and few answers in Vuelta's first setpiece GC battle Alejandro Valverde may be approaching 40, but the Movistar racer continues to deliver his trademark top-level performances at the Vuelta a España, moving up to fourth overall on the Alto de Javalambre with an aggressive performance. On this occasion shortly after Astana and Team EF’s Hugh Carthy had shredded the field, Valverde blasted out of the pack of shrinking favourites on the upper slopes of the Javalambre summit finish on Wednesday. Although he could not follow Miguel Ángel López when the Astana rider attacked to take the lead, Valverde rode steadily behind, with only Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) able to match the Spaniard’s pace. The two did well to lose only..

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Lopez returns to Vuelta a Espana lead after savage mountain attack

Related ArticlesLopez leads strong Astana squad at Vuelta a Espana Vuelta a Espana: Astana win team time trial Lopez takes his first Grand Tour leader's jersey in the Vuelta a España Vuelta a Espana: Madrazo wins stage 5 summit finish Plenty of questions and few answers in Vuelta's first setpiece GC battle Four days after he gained the race lead of the Vuelta a España on its opening stage, Miguel Ángel López (Astana) is back in red again. The Colombian climber could not win on the summit finish at the observatory atop the Alto de Javalambre, but he revealed himself to be, for now at least, the strongest of the GC climbers. López powered up the final four kilometres after he crowned a blistering attack by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) with an equally savage move of his own. Riding solo and without any sign of weakening, the Colombian climber crossed the line with a 12-second advantage over Valverde and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), the latter the rider he – logically – fears mo..

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Mark Cavendish to ride Six Day London

Related ArticlesMark Cavendish named in British squad for European Championships Cavendish quits Tour de Pologne for European Road Race Championships Viviani: I'm convinced I can repeat the same results at Cofidis Mark Cavendish will take to the boards again this autumn when he lines out at Six Day London, which takes place at Lee Valley VeloPark from October 22-27. The Manxman has participated in the event on two previous occasions, in 2016 and 2017. "I am incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be back competing at Phynova Six Day London in October at the iconic velodrome," Cavendish said in a statement on Wednesday. "Six Day London is one of the UK’s leading track cycling events, and from previous experience I know how competitive the field will be. It’s a great event for elite cyclists and it allows another opportunity to prepare for 2020 in the most competitive arena, against some of the best riders in the world." Cavendish will share top billing at the event with Olympic om..

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