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No racing within the information means crew bulletins come to the fore. Rider transfers and contract extensions are on the rise and Patrick Lefevere remains to be Patrick Lefevere.

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| Patrick Lefevere proposes World Tour groups fund an impartial security group following Tour of Poland and Il Lombardia crashes

In an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws, Patrick Lefevere,  the massive man in command of Deceuninck-QuickStep, pitched the concept of the World Tour biking groups funding an impartial security group.

This season noticed numerous harmful, and probably avoidable, crashes within the World Tour peloton. After riders expressed criticism for the crash in Poland in addition to a handful of different crashes within the weeks that adopted, the UCI introduced stricter course inspections would happen earlier than races. Nonetheless, Lefevere doesn’t consider sufficient has been finished by the governing physique to make biking a safer sport.

One of many actions Lefevere needs to see is impartial consultants judging dash finishes. “I suggest that we make the dirtiest sprinter in historical past head of the physique – the very best rangers have typically been poachers first. The consultants have to come back from the peloton as a result of anybody who has by no means ridden a bicycle can’t decide what’s harmful and what’s not,” Lefevere mentioned.

One other security proposal Lefevere mentioned was higher limitations and a extra definitive system for warning riders of corners or site visitors furnishings throughout a race. In the mean time, the one warnings riders get of a median within the street, for instance, is an individual in an orange vest waving a flag and a heads up from their director within the comply with automotive.

Through the interview, Lefevere additionally introduced that he’s shifting forward with authorized motion towards Dylan Groenewegen, the sprinter for Jumbo-Visma, concerning the crash that happened on the Tour de Pologne earlier this 12 months. The authorized dealings must happen in Poland, the place the incident occurred, nonetheless, Lefevere additionally mentioned that his rider, Fabio Jakobsen, who went down within the crash, is considering authorized motion within the Netherlands. Each authorized instances must do with the bodily and psychological damages sustained within the crash.

On November eleventh the UCI introduced that Dylan Groenewegen had been handed a nine-month suspension from competitors, backdated to the time of the crash, which returns Groenewegen to racing in Could of 2021.

| British girls dominate the second day of the European Observe Championships

The second day of the European Observe Championships in Bulgaria noticed Nice Britain win the ladies’s crew pursuit by 03.195 seconds. The crew that raced within the finale towards Italy included Josie Knight, Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, and Neah Evans. Ukraine bested Spain to take the ultimate podium place.

Russia took the highest step within the males’s crew pursuit towards Italy, and Switzerland beat Belarus to take third.

Within the girls’s elimination Elinor Barker of Nice Britain took the win over Rachele Barbieri of Italy and Maria Martins of Portugal.

The ultimate occasion of day two was the boys’s scratch race, received by Iuri Leitao of Portugal. Roman Gladysh of Ukraine was second and Oliver Wooden held on to 3rd for Nice Britain.

Three days stay of the European Observe Championships.

| Mitchelton-Scott renews contracts for Roy, Allen, Kennedy, and Brown

Mitchelton-Scott, who has already introduced the signings of Taniel Campbell, Ane Santesteban, and Arianna Fidanza for 2021, right this moment introduced contract extensions for 4 of their core crew.

Sarah Roy, who had a killer last couple races of 2020, putting fourth at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne, fifth on the Tour of Flanders, and fourth at Gent-Wevelgem, will stay with Mitchelton-Scott for the 2021 season. Roy has been part of the varied iterations of Mitchelton-Scott since 2015.

After 5 years with Mitchelton-Scott, Jessica Allen has signed on for a sixth season with the Australian crew. Allen is without doubt one of the crew’s key domestiques and shall be essential in serving to the crew evolve subsequent season.

Lucy Kennedy, winner of the Herald Solar Tour in 2019 and 2020 may even stay with Mitchelton-Scott by 2021. Final season Kennedy got here to type on the Giro Rosa the place she almost received stage three earlier than simply barely getting edged out by Marianne Vos. She adopted that up with a stupendous win within the one-day race, San Sebastian. Kennedy shall be one of many riders who may have extra free reign with the Annemiek van Vleuten sized gap within the crew subsequent 12 months.

One other actually thrilling rider to look at subsequent 12 months is Grace Brown. This 12 months was Brown’s second 12 months with Mitchelton-Scott, and within the latter a part of the season, she received Brabantse Pijl, was second at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and clocked a fifth-place experience within the time trial on the World Championships. Brown shall be extremely useful to the crew in any of the one-day races subsequent season, and can little question be a pleasure to look at each time it’s her flip to shine.

| Alex Dowsett will proceed to experience for Israel Begin-Up Nation for 2 seasons

When Alex Dowsett received stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia on October third he gave an emotional post-race interview by which he expressed uncertainty sooner or later. On the time, he nonetheless didn’t have a contract for the 2021 season.

After the Giro win, and the announcement that he would try to interrupt the hour report on December twelfth, Dowsett has additionally introduced he’ll stay within the World Tour peloton for the subsequent two years.

Dowsett teased his future contract earlier this week on his social media, saying he had signed a two-year deal however withholding essential particulars. Immediately Dowsett revealed he’ll stay with Israel Begin-Up Nation for the subsequent two years, with an eye fixed on the time trial on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

| SD Worx indicators Niamh Fischer Black

SD Worx, previously Boels-Dolmans, has scooped up the New Zealand nationwide champion Niamh Fisher-Black following a formidable efficiency on the Giro Rosa this summer time. The younger climber will be part of one of many prime girls’s groups on this planet, alongside World Champion Anna van der Breggen and Tour of Flanders winner Chantal van den Broek-Blaak.

Fisher-Blaak was picked up by the Bigla/Equpe Paule Ka squad on September 1st of 2019 and was one among their most energetic riders in 2020.

The crew additionally introduced a contract extension for Karol-Ann Canuel who has been part of the Boels-Dolmans crew since 2016. The Candian Nationwide Champion is a talented time trialist and was a part of Anna van der Breggen’s successful crew on the Giro Rosa this 12 months.

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