Poitou-Charentes: Chavanel the winner, Team Colombia looks ahead

The Tour du Poitou-Charentes ended on Friday August 29th with stage 5 (Lezay – Poitiers 191,9 Km) won by Jesus Herrada. The Movistar rider preceded in the final sprint Belgian Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma Quick Step) and Italian Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF), whilst French Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) won the GC. The best Team Colombia rider was Leonardo Duque, 21st on the finishing line. The final stage was animated by Colombia’s Edwin Avila and five more riders: Planckaert (Roubaix-Lille Metropole), Laborie (Bretagne Séché Environnement), Van Melsen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Dernies (Wallonie-Bruxelles) and Rostollan (La Pomme Marseille). The breakaway group reached a 2-minute...

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No luck for Team Colombia in France

Team Colombia did not have the best of days in Tour de Poitou-Cherentes day 3 on August 28th, featuring two stages: a road stage in the morning (Montmorillon – Jourdain 111 Km) and a time trial in the afternoon (Availles – Jourdain 23,4 Km). Colombian Edwin Avila and Leonardo Duque placed 17th and 18th respectively in the massive sprint at the end of the morning stage, won by Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) ahead Belgian Roy Jans (Wanty-Gobert Groupe) and Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). The race was characterized by a 4-man escape, Jeandesboz (Europcar), Gougeard (AG2R-La Mondiale), Salomein (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) and...

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Top-15 for Duque at Poitou-Charentes

Team Colombia achieved the first top-15 placement at the end of Tour of Poitou-Charentes day2. Leonardo Duque put his experience into play in the bunch sprint of the second stage (Marans – Niort 183,6 Km) with the second consecutive success of Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick Step) as the logical outcome. The Brit sprinter preceded Movistar’s Enrique Sanz and FDJ’s Lorrenzo Manzin on the finish line, whilst Duque closed 12th at the end of a frantic stage. Either in the early and late phases of the race, a four-man lead moved to attack, but the Cavendish’s guys didn’t leave any...

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  • Minister Botero, “Proud of our guys”

    Since Wednesday May 28th and until the end of the Giro, Team Colombia was visited by Coldeportes Director and Colombian Sports Minister Andres Botero at the Giro d’Italia for the second year in a row, this time joined by Colombian Cycling Federation President Ramiro Valencia. As General Manager Claudio Corti...

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  • Tour du Poitou-Charentes (2.1)

    26/08/2014 – Stage 1: Jarnac - La Ronde – 192.4 km 27/08/2014 – Stage 2: Marans – Niort – 183.6 km 28/08/2014 -  Stage 3: Montmorillon - L’Isle Jourdain – 111.0 km 28/08/2014 – Stage 4: Availles Lim. - L’Isle Jourdain, 24,3 km (ITT) 29/08/2014 – Stage 5: Lezay – Poitiers, 191,9 km