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We shut out the week with racing motion from the Giro, but in addition with robust information from the ladies’s peloton.

Over in Italy, stage 13 got here right down to a decreased dash, the place a rider who had already picked up one win thus far on this race added one other victory to his sizable assortment of Giro stage wins, whereas the promising younger race chief additional padded his lead with a number of bonus seconds.

Elsewhere, Équipe Paule Ka introduced its fast shutdown, whereas three different groups that had been anticipated to race the upcoming Tour of Flanders may even not be in attendance.

Learn on for extra, and till subsequent time, readers.

Dane Money
Information Editor

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| Narváez wins stage 12 of the Giro from the break

Diego Ulissi nabbed his second stage win thus far this at this yr’s race on Friday’s stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia.

The 192-kilometer stage from Cervia got here right down to a decreased dash in Monselice after a choose lead group distanced the sprinters within the last hour of racing. Deceuninck-Fast-Step led out the dash however Ulissi positioned himself simply behind the crew’s last lead-out man to take full benefit after which held off race chief João Almeida and Patrick Konrad on the line. The win marks the eighth Giro stage win of Ulissi’s profession.

Almeida padded his GC lead with bonus seconds however the standings on the prime of the GC have been in any other case unchanged as the entire main contenders for pink completed safely within the lead group.

Prime 10, stage 13

1 ULISSI Diego (UAE-Crew Emirates) 4:22:18
2 ALMEIDA João (Deceuninck – Fast Step)
3 KONRAD Patrick (BORA – hansgrohe)
5 HONORÉ Mikkel Frølich (Deceuninck – Fast Step)
6 SAMITIER Sergio (Movistar Crew)
7 FUGLSANG Jakob (Astana Professional Crew)
8 BILBAO Pello (Bahrain – McLaren)
9 NIBALI Vincenzo (Trek – Segafredo)
10 HINDLEY Jai (Crew Sunweb)

Prime 10, GC

1 ALMEIDA João (Deceuninck – Fast Step) 53:43:58
2 KELDERMAN Wilco (Crew Sunweb) 0:40
3 BILBAO Pello (Bahrain – McLaren) 0:49
4 POZZOVIVO Domenico (NTT Professional Biking) 1:03
5 NIBALI Vincenzo (Trek – Segafredo) 1:07
6 KONRAD Patrick (BORA – hansgrohe) 1:17
7 HINDLEY Jai (Crew Sunweb) 1:25
8 MAJKA Rafal (BORA – hansgrohe) 1:27
9 MASNADA Fausto (Deceuninck – Fast Step) 1:42
10 FUGLSANG Jakob (Astana Professional Crew) 2:26

Extra to come back …

| Équipe Paule Ka pronounces fast shutdown

Equipe Paule Ka introduced on Friday that it was instantly ceasing operations as funds from the title sponsor resulted in August.

The crew, which has been racing since 2005 when it began as Bigla Professional Biking, introduced in June that style model Paule Ka could be taking up as title sponsor for the following 4 years after prior sponsors Bigla and Katusha withdrew their funding. Upon the resumption of the season, the crew raced as Équipe Paule Ka, scoring podium outcomes at Strade Bianche and the GP de Plouay and a stage victory on the Giro Rosa beneath the brand new moniker.

Earlier this month, nevertheless, crew supervisor Thomas Campana notified riders and workers the crew confronted an unsure future because of the absence of funding from Paule Ka. On Friday, the crew mentioned in a press launch that anticipated funds haven’t come for a number of weeks.

“It’s with nice remorse that Équipe Paule Ka pronounces the fast cessation of its racing season and, sadly, the closure of the crew – at present ranked fourth on the planet with over 3000 UCI factors – because of the absence of sponsor funds since August,” learn a press release from the crew.

“After late fee of its first instalment in July, the French style firm Paule Ka then did not pay the crew within the months of August, September and October, regardless of a number of assurances that the funds have been on their manner.”

The shutdown of the crew leaves 13 riders, together with the likes of Lizzy Banks and Leah Thomas, each of whom loved sturdy 2020 campaigns, in the marketplace at a difficult time.

| Alé BTC Ljubljana, Chevalmeire, and Astana out of girls’s Tour of Flanders

The Alé-BTC Ljubljana crew of defending champion Marta Bastianelli and the Astana and Chevalmeire groups is not going to be on the ladies’s Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

Alé-BTC Ljubljana stays in quarantine following a COVID-19 constructive inside the crew.

“With nice remorse we’ve got to surrender the race,” mentioned sports activities director Fortunato Lacquaniti. “There are deadlines and guidelines to be revered and we’ve got no different selection. As well as, the riders have been virtually at a standstill for per week and would haven’t any manner of dealing with such an necessary and demanding race in optimum circumstances.”

Astana and Chevalmeire are additionally out for the Flemish one-day amid coronavirus issues, that means that not less than 4 groups that had been anticipated to make the beginning in Flanders (together with the now shut down Équipe Paule Ka) is not going to be in attendance.

| Zakarin heading again to Gazprom-Rusvelo

Ilnur Zakarin is heading again to Gazprom-Rusvelo subsequent yr. The 31-year-old Russian rode for the squad in 2013 and 2014 earlier than spending 5 years with the Katusha group. He has spent this season with CCC.

Zakarin has racked up quite a few stage racing outcomes over the course of his profession, touchdown on the general podium with a third-place end on the 2017 Vuelta a España, taking two stage victories on the Giro d’Italia and one on the Tour de France, and the GC wins on the 2015 Tour de Romandie.

Current seasons haven’t seen Zakarin discovering as a lot success as a GC racer as he loved earlier in his profession, however he continues to be a risk as a stage hunter. He mentioned in a press release from the crew that he’s hoping to get again to successful methods with Gazprom.

“Talking about my objectives, I want to be straight on the purpose – my intention is to not solely share my expertise, however to display most and obtain new victories with the crew,” he mentioned. “Now we have already talked with crew administration concerning the race calendar of 2021. The stage-races within the first a part of [the] season shall be my primary focus and I’ll do my greatest to be at my peak kind in spring.”

| CCC backing Trentin at Flanders with Van Avermaet out

The CCC crew confirmed on Friday that Greg Van Avermaet will miss the race because of the accidents he suffered in a crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

With the multi-time Flanders podium finisher out, CCC will as an alternative look to Matteo Trentin to cleared the path. The 31-year-old Italian is coming off a robust journey at Gent-Wevelgem, the place he completed third.

| EF indicators Hideto Nakane

EF introduced on Friday that the crew has signed Hideto Nakane for subsequent season.

Nakane, 30, comes aboard after driving with the Nippo Delko One Provence squad this yr and the Nippo Vini Fantini crew within the three years previous to that. He’ll be part of EF on the heels of a robust 12 months of racing, delivering a prime 10 at one of many greatest races in his house nation, the Japan Cup, late final yr and driving to prime 10s on the Tour de Langkawi and the Tour de Taiwan and a Langkawi stage victory this season.

| Eurobike 2020 cancelled

Eurobike organizers introduced on Friday that the 2020 version of the occasion has been cancelled. Initially scheduled for September, the commerce present was moved to November amid coronavirus issues, however it would not be held in any respect this yr.

“Our complete hygiene and security idea, in addition to the constructive variety of registrations for the Eurobike Particular Version had given us trigger us to be optimistic till very just lately,” mentioned Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, which holds the occasion. “Sadly, the most recent developments now name for a rethink. It has change into extraordinarily unlikely that the state of affairs concerning journey will enhance by the tip of November. The non permanent ban imposed on lodging additionally presents an extra impediment. Accordingly, it’s now our obligation to behave responsibly. It’s towards this backdrop and with a heavy coronary heart that we’ve got determined to postpone the bike business get-together at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen till subsequent yr.”

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Right now’s featured picture of Diego Ulissi successful stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia comes from Cor Vos.

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