If there’s one thing that makes VeloVoices Towers ring with cheers, it’s the sight of a rider winning their first professional stage – especially when it’s in a Grand Tour. Today, the cheers rang out even louder as Etixx’s David De La Cruz not only took his first professional win, he also went into the leader’s jersey of his home country’s Grand Tour. IAM Cycling’s Dries Devenyns’ slight hesitation in the final 600m meant he finished 27secs behind the Spanish winner while Moreno Moser from Cannondale came in third. All the GC contenders came in together so they just nudged down one to make room for De La Cruz at the top.
Many riders take part in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco precisely because it’s such a tough race and it’s a perfect proving ground ahead of the Ardennes Classics and the Giro d’Italia. One such rider is IAM’s David Tanner. Continue reading
It’s here!! The flag has been dropped at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and the cobble season is upon us. It’s a time for the hard men of the peloton to duke it out on the hellingen and pavé, and there are not many harder than IAM Cycling’s Heinrich Haussler. Look! He’s already gloveless – I love him. Continue reading