B. Ramirez, 170 Km breakaway to close Bayern Rundfahrt

Team Colombia-Coldeportes closed in a positive way the Bayern Rundfahrt, on Sunday May 17th, during the race’s last stage of 36th edition, 197,8 Km from Haßfurt to Nurnberg. Colombian Brayan Ramirez was a protagonist of a 170 Km escape alongother 6 athletes, whilst German John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) conquered the stage-win in the massive sprint, preceding Rudiger Selig (Katusha) and Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18). Brit Alex Dowsett (Movistar) claimed the German stage race’s overall win. In the early race, Ramirez took part in 6-man break that marked the daytogether with Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka), Vorganov (Katusha), Mager (Cult Energy), Veuchelen (Wanty) and Duyn (Team Rompoot). The escapees reached 4:30 maximum...

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A tough ITT left behind at Bayern Rundfahrt

Bayern Rundfahrt’s stage 4, an ITT (Haßfurt – Haßfurt 26,1 Km), was a demanding test for Team Colombia-Coldeportes, showing room for improvement still exists in this kind of races Brit Alex Dowsett, new overall leader, clinched victory in the Time Trial. The Movistar rider clocked at 31:33, preceding Katusha’s Tiago Machado (+0:01) and Bora Argon 18’s Jan Barta (+ 0:16). As expected, Colombia-Coldeportes’ Escarabajos still struggled as time trials don’t fit to their characteristics definitively: Carlos Quintero provided the best performance for the team led by Oscar Pellicioli, 2:20 behind Dowsett. “It was not a good day – Sports Director Pellicioli said – but we look ahead to the tomorrow’s stage, aiming to be in the thick of action”....

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Knee problems force Torres to give up in Germany

Unlucky day for Team Colombia-Coldeportes’ athletes at Bayern Rundfahrt, in Germany. In the stage 3 (Selb – Ebern 205,9 Km), Irish Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) claimed a strong victory, outsprinting Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin), whilst Leonardo Duque was the best of Colombia’s line-up on the finish line, closing 14th. A long 5-man escape characterized the race: Rasmus Quaade (Cult Energy), Leon Berger (Team Brandenburg), Simone Antonini (Wanty), Marc de Maar (Team Roompot) and Sascha Starker (Team Heizomat). Despite the retirement of Rodolfo Torres, due of knee problems, Claudio Corti’s team tried to increase the speed the...

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