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Rolling via the halfway level of the week, there’s some controversy within the headlines in addition to some workforce information for a number of completely different squads.

For starters the UCI formally introduced its punishment for Dylan Groenewegen on Wednesday. In a confirming of what has been rumored, the Dutch sprinter will likely be suspended for 9 months.

Elsewhere within the headlines, NTT Professional Biking introduced that it’s parting methods with Bjarne Riis after only one season collectively, whereas Ceratizit-WNT introduced some large signings and a few key renewals for 2021.

Learn on for extra …

Dane Money
Information Editor


What’s Information

| Groenewegen receives a nine-month suspension

Confirming what was rumored final week, the UCI introduced on Wednesday that Dylan Groenewegen has obtained a nine-month suspension, dated again to August, for inflicting the crash on the opening stage of the Tour of Poland that left Fabio Jakobsen severely injured.

The suspension will preserve Groenewegen, who has not raced because the incident, out of competitors till Could 7, 2021.

“The crash within the first stage of the Tour of Poland will without end be a black web page in my profession,” Groenewegen stated. “In the course of the dash I deviated from my line. I’m sorry, as a result of I need to be a good sprinter. The implications have been very unlucky and severe. I’m very conscious of that and I hope this has been a smart lesson for each sprinter. I comply with the information of Fabio’s restoration very carefully. I can solely hope that someday he’ll return utterly. Closing the disciplinary matter creates readability. That provides me the chance to look forward once more. I’m blissful about that, though Could seventh remains to be far-off. I’m pleased with the assist I get from Crew Jumbo-Visma, my household and associates. Collectively we are going to work in the direction of that day each mentally and bodily.”

| Riis and NTT parting methods

NTT Professional Biking introduced on Wednesday that Bjarne Riis is leaving the workforce.

The previous professional and former CSC supervisor got here aboard in the beginning of this season as workforce supervisor in an association that was anticipated to see him and his enterprise companions additionally purchase a part of the workforce, however that acquisition by no means went via.

Over the previous few months, the workforce has been looking for a brand new sponsor as NTT is leaving that function. Current updates from Riis and workforce principal Doug Ryder on the standing of that search have painted completely different footage of the scenario, however nevertheless it performs out, Riis apparently gained’t be concerned in any continuation of the workforce.

| Ceratizit-WNT renews with Wild and Brennauer, provides Banks and Henttala for 2021

Ceratizit-WNT introduced its full 14-rider roster for 2021 on Wednesday, confirming renewals for some key names in addition to the additions of some different notable skills.

Headlining the returning riders are Kirsten Wild and Lisa Brennauer, whereas Lizzy Banks and Lotta Henttala are each coming aboard for subsequent season.

Henttala, who counts one-day wins at Gent-Wevelgem and the Crescent Vargarda and stage wins on the Girls’s Tour and the Giro Rosa on her profession palmares, has ridden for Trek-Segafredo since 2019. Banks, who has gained phases in back-to-back editions of the Giro Rosa, is becoming a member of after two years with the Bigla workforce that grew to become Équipe Paule Ka this season.

| Model and Sweeck take Superprestige Jaarmarktcross wins

Lucinda Model and Laurens Sweeck rode to victories at Superprestige Jaarmarktcross in Belgium on Wednesday.

Model took the ladies’s race in an in depth battle with Ceylin Alvarado and Denise Betsema. The trio pulled away from the sphere after which Model sprinted to the win simply forward of Alvarado, with Betsema in third.

On the boys’s facet, Sweeck used his energy within the sand to his benefit en path to victory. Sweeck, his Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal teammate Eli Iserbyt, and Toon Aerts battled on the entrance from the early goings of the race. Sweeck and Iserbyt then left Aerts behind earlier than Sweeck pulled away solo within the sand, driving on to get the win with Iserbyt 5 seconds again and Aerts arriving 24 seconds down for third.

| Tour de Yorkshire referred to as off for 2021

The Tour de Yorkshire was formally added to the rising record of occasions which were referred to as off for 2021 on Wednesday as organizers introduced that the stage race won’t happen subsequent season.

A 2.HC-rated occasion in 2019, the Tour de Yorkshire was cancelled this season as nicely. Organizers stated on social media that they’re dedicated “bringing the #TDY race again greater and higher than ever in 2022.”

| Trek-Segafredo provides Ghebreigzabhier, Skjelmose Jensen, and Tiberi

Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Mattias Skjelmose Jensen, and Antonio Tiberi will be part of Trek-Segafredo subsequent yr, the workforce introduced on Wednesday.

Ghebreigzabhier, 26, comes over from NTT, the place he began his professional profession. He gained the Eritrean nationwide highway title in 2014, the African Continental highway title in 2018 and the Eritrean TT title in 2019, and has notched prime 10s on the Tour de Langkawi, the Vuelta a Burgos, and the Arctic Race of Norway to go together with total wins on the Tour Worldwide de Blida and the Tour Worldwide de Constantine.

Skjelmose Jensen, 20, joins from the Continental-level Leopard Professional Biking squad. A promising up-and-comer, he rode to 3rd on the Paris-Roubaix Juniors race, second on the Course de la Paix Juniors, and first total on the Tour du Pays de Vaud in 2018.

Tiberi, 19, formally signed with the workforce final yr after successful the junior world TT title in Yorkshire. He spent the 2020 season specializing in improvement with the Colpack-Ballan workforce, however will step as much as the WorldTour in 2021.

| Rally indicators Clouse

Rally introduced Wednesday that 19-year-old American Katie Clouse will be part of the squad for 2021.

Clouse, who has gained quite a few junior nationwide highway, mountain bike, and cyclocross titles, was formally a member of the DNA Professional Biking workforce in 2020 however didn’t race in any UCI occasions within the shortened season. In a Rally press launch, she stated that she is trying ahead to gaining expertise racing in Europe subsequent yr.

“When [performance director] Jonas Carney reached out this season, I felt like I used to be able to make the transfer to an even bigger workforce and race greater races,” Clouse stated. “Rally Biking has a giant presence in Europe and I’m excited to take the following step in my profession.”

| New workforce appears to be like to hold on Steve Tilford’s legacy

The Maap | Mini Cyclocross program of Raylyn Nuss is linking up with the Steve Tilford Basis to develop right into a workforce that includes a three-rider, multi-surface elite squad, a masters’ squad, and a improvement squad.

Becoming a member of Nuss on the elite workforce on the new Steve Tilford Basis Racing are three-time American ‘cross champ Stephen Hyde and former highway professional Joseph Schmalz. The undertaking is supported by the non-profit Steve Tilford Basis, created to hold on the legacy of American biking legend Steve Tilford with a concentrate on growing younger cyclists.

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