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Darren Rafferty (Team 31 Jolly Cycles U19) won solo this Saturday the fifth edition of the Grand Prix de Plouay Juniors (Federal Juniors), contested over 109.4 kilometers. The Irishman beat Enzo Boulet (CC Plancoëtin) and Maxime Rouxel (UC Briochine). Darren Rafferty succeeds Valentin Bramoullé on the Breton race list.

The outcome of the Tour de l’Avenir on Tuesday may have turned to an innocuous stage. About thirty kilometers from the finish, nearly 60 runners were involved in a massive fall. Among them, Juan Ayuso. Despite not having a fracture, the Spaniard, who was injured in the shoulder, did not leave. His road stops

Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Friday the seventh stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Hope), contested between Saint-Vulbas and Grand Colombier (Ain) over a distance of 97.9 kilometers. The Norwegian beat Filippo Zana (Italy) and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain), while Tobias Halland Johannessen took the yellow leader’s jersey at the same time.

Carlos Rodriguez (Spain) won solo, this Sunday, the ninth and last stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup of Hope), contested over a distance of 78.1 kilometers between La Touissure and Séez – Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (Savoie). The Spaniard beat Georg Steinhauser (Germany) and Filippo Zana (Italy). Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) wins the ranking

Marijn van den Berg (Netherlands) won in the sprint, this Monday, the third stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Château-Thierry (Aisne) and Donnemarie-Dontilly (Seine-et- Marne) over a distance of 153.4 kilometers. The Dutchman beat Arnaud De Lie and Stan Van Tricht (Belgium). His teammate Mick Van Dijke retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Anders Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Thursday the sixth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Champagnole and Septmoncel (Jura) over a distance of 111 kilometers. The Norwegian beat his twin brother Tobias Halland Johannessen and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain). Mick Van Dijke (Netherlands) retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

The faces are closed. While the voice of the Tour de l’Avenir Marion Hérault-Garnier presents one by one the six riders of the France team, none has the heart to smile this Wednesday morning in Tomblaine. It has been a long night for some of them. While he is the mechanic of the French team on the event, Franck Laurance had a bad surprise on waking, a message from his

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) sprinted on Tuesday the first stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), contested between Pons (Charente-Maritime) and Parthenay (Deux-Sèvres) over a distance of 198, 4 kilometers. The Italian beat his team-mate Simone Consonni and Marc Sarreau (AG2R Citroën Team), while Elia Viviani took the first white leader’s jersey at the same time.

Ethan Vernon (Great Britain) won in the sprint, this Tuesday, the fourth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Provins (Seine-et-Marne) and Bar-le-Duc (Meuse) over a distance of 183.9 kilometers. The Briton beat Jensen Plowright (Australia) and his team-mate Lewis Askey. Mick Van Dijke (the Netherlands) retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Jason Tesson (St-Michel-Auber 93) won in the sprint, this Wednesday, the second stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), contested between Parthenay (Deux-Sèvres) and Ruffec (Charente) a distance of 193.6 kilometers. The French beat Italian Elia Viviani (Cofidis) and Belgian Sean De Bie (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB). Elia Viviani retains her white leader’s jersey.

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) won in the sprint, this Tuesday, the first stage of the Tour du Limousin-Périgord-Nouvelle-Aquitaine (2.1), run over 183.3 kilometers between Isle (Haute-Vienne) and Sainte-Feyre (Creuse) . He was ahead of Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) and Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB). Christophe Laporte also took the first yellow leader’s jersey.

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) won in the sprint, this Thursday morning, the third stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), contested over 109.6 kilometers between Moncontour and Loudun (Vienne). The Italian beat Timothy Dupont (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB) and his teammate Simone Consonni. Elia Viviani thus consolidates his white leader’s jersey.

Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) sprinted on Wednesday the second stage of the Tour du Limousin-Périgord-Nouvelle-Aquitaine (2.1), run over 172 kilometers between Agonac and Payzac (Dordogne). He was ahead of Warren Barguil (Team Arkéa-Samsic) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM). Dorian Godon takes the yellow leader’s jersey at the same time.

Stefan Bennett (Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux) won this Monday the 72nd edition of the Circuit des 2 Provinces in Le Pertre (Ille-et-Vilaine). After 155.2 kilometers of racing, he beat Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie Morin-U). Sandy Dujardin (Vendée U) completes the podium. Stefan Bennett succeeds Marlon Gaillard on the winners of the Elite Nationale event.

Clément Carisey (Delko) won this Friday the fifth and final stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), contested between Villefagnan (Charente) and Poitiers (Vienne), over a distance of 166.5 kilometers. He beat Simone Ravanelli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling). Connor Swift (Team Arkéa-Samsic) wins the general classification of this 35th edition.

Ben Hermans (Israel Start-Up Nation) won, this Thursday afternoon, the individual time trial of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), disputed over 23.5 kilometers between Monts-sur-Guesnes and Loudun (Vienna). The Belgian beat John Archibald (Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team) and Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ). Connor Swift (Team Arkéa-Samsic) takes the leader’s white jersey. Ranking

Valentin Retailleau (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) became, this Friday, in Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux (Seine-et-Marne), Champion of France Espoirs. The podium is completed by Mathis Le Berre (Côtes d’Armor-Marie Morin-U) and Antoine Devanne (Vendée U). Valentin Retailleau succeeds Axel Zingle (CC Etupes) in the prize list. Ranking: 1. RETAILLEAU Valentin CHAMBERY

Romain Grégoire (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) won, this Sunday, in Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux (Seine-et-Marne), the French Junior Men’s Championship. He beat his team-mates Pierre Gautherat and Lenny Martinez, and Romain Grégoire retains his title of Champion of France. GREGOIRE Romain BOURGOGNE FRANCHE COMTE in 3h03’02 ” (avg. 42.81 km / h) 2.

The outcome of the Tour de l’Avenir on Tuesday may have turned to an innocuous stage. About thirty kilometers from the finish, nearly 60 runners were involved in a massive fall. Among them, Juan Ayuso. Despite not having a fracture, the Spaniard, who was injured in the shoulder, did not leave. His road stops

Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Friday the seventh stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Hope), contested between Saint-Vulbas and Grand Colombier (Ain) over a distance of 97.9 kilometers. The Norwegian beat Filippo Zana (Italy) and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain), while Tobias Halland Johannessen took the yellow leader’s jersey at the same time.

Carlos Rodriguez (Spain) won solo, this Sunday, the ninth and last stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup of Hope), contested over a distance of 78.1 kilometers between La Touissure and Séez – Col du Petit Saint-Bernard (Savoie). The Spaniard beat Georg Steinhauser (Germany) and Filippo Zana (Italy). Tobias Halland Johannessen (Norway) wins the ranking

Alan Boileau (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM) won this Saturday the third stage of the Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc (2.2), contested over 128 kilometers between Orelle and Aussois (Savoie). He beat Stuart Balfour (Swiss Racing Academy). Tao Quemere (VC Villefranche Beaujolais) completes the podium. Jefferson Cepeda (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) remains leader of the event.

Santiago Umba (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) won this Thursday the first stage of the Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc (2.2), contested over 122.1 kilometers between Bonneville and Praz-sur-Arly (Haute-Savoie). The Colombian beat the French Alexis Guérin (Team Vorarlberg) and Valentin Paret-Peintre (France Espoirs). Alexis Guérin takes the yellow and white leader’s jersey.

Marijn van den Berg (Netherlands) won in the sprint, this Monday, the third stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Château-Thierry (Aisne) and Donnemarie-Dontilly (Seine-et- Marne) over a distance of 153.4 kilometers. The Dutchman beat Arnaud De Lie and Stan Van Tricht (Belgium). His teammate Mick Van Dijke retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) won this Sunday the 41st edition of the Polynormande (1.1), the seventh round of the Coupe de France FDJ. After 168.9 kilometers, between Avranches and Saint-Martin-de-Landelles (Manche), he sprinted ahead of defending champion Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) and Anthony Perez (Cofidis). * MADOUAS Valentin GROUPAMA-FDJ

Anders Halland Johannessen (Norway) won this Thursday the sixth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Champagnole and Septmoncel (Jura) over a distance of 111 kilometers. The Norwegian beat his twin brother Tobias Halland Johannessen and Thomas Gloag (Great Britain). Mick Van Dijke (Netherlands) retains the yellow leader’s jersey.

Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) won the second stage of the Tour de l’Ain (2.1) this Friday, contested between Lagnieu and Saint-Vulbas over a distance of 130.1 kilometers. The German beat Michael Storer (Team DSM) and Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto-Soudal). Georg Zimmermann also took the yellow leader’s jersey.

Soren Waerenskjold (Norway) won this Saturday the first stage of the Tour de l’Avenir (Nations Cup Espoirs), contested between Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes) and Soissons (Aisne) over a distance of 161.2 kilometers. He beat Luca Colnaghi (Italy) and Axel Laurance (France). Soren Waerenskjold, already winner of the prologue, consolidates his yellow leader’s jersey.

The faces are closed. While the voice of the Tour de l’Avenir Marion Hérault-Garnier presents one by one the six riders of the France team, none has the heart to smile this Wednesday morning in Tomblaine. It has been a long night for some of them. While he is the mechanic of the French team on the event, Franck Laurance had a bad surprise on waking, a message from his

Jefferson Cepeda (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) won solo this Friday the second stage of the Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc (2.2), run over 150.6 kilometers between Termignon and the Col du Galibier (Savoie). The Ecuadorian Champion beat Antoine Berlin (Global6 Cycling) and Roland Thalmann (Team Vorarlberg). Jefferson Cepeda also becomes the new leader of the event.

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) sprinted on Tuesday the first stage of the Tour Poitou-Charentes in New Aquitaine (2.1), contested between Pons (Charente-Maritime) and Parthenay (Deux-Sèvres) over a distance of 198, 4 kilometers. The Italian beat his team-mate Simone Consonni and Marc Sarreau (AG2R Citroën Team), while Elia Viviani took the first white leader’s jersey at the same time.

Gregory de Vink died Friday in a motorcycle accident in South Africa, announces the South African federation. The 22-year-old rider spent two seasons at VC La Pomme Marseille in 2018 and 2019. Last year, he became Vice-Champion of South Africa against the clock. In 2018, he was ranked 2nd in the Grand Prix de Cabannes and 5th in the Grand Prix of the PACA Region. DirectVelo sends his condolences to Gregory’s relatives.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step training has just presented Julian Alaphilippe’s new bike, for the next twelve months. A bike that will therefore accompany his now World Road Champion outfit.It is a Specialized Tarmac SL7 that Julian Alaphilippe will use for the first time in competition this Sunday, on the occasion of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. photos, below, the new machine

Dimitri Ilongo died this Wednesday evening. The rider licensed at the USSA Pavilly Barentin was 30 years old, Dimitri Ilongo defended the colors of Argenteuil Val de Seine 95, ESEG Douai, Team Peltrax-CS Dammarie-lès-Lys, C’Chartres Cyclisme and therefore from the USSA Pavilly Barentin, since 2020. On June 20, he won in the Tour d’Erdre

Bryan Alaphilippe will only have worn the St-Michel-Auber 93 jersey for one season. Back among the professionals last January, Auvergnat had a particularly complicated season, both personally and athletically. Under these conditions, he hoped that Stéphane Javalet and the staff of the Conti Ile-de-France give him a second chance, but it will not be. “While

The French Cycling Federation has published the latest update of the variations applied to cycling of health decisions related to containment. From now on on the public highway, all “non-priority” cyclists, minors or adults supervised by a club when they leave, will be able to ride inside their department, beyond the radius.

Justin Mottier’s adventure with the professionals comes to an end. After three seasons within the collective of B&B Hôtels-Vital Concept, the Mayennais was dismissed by its managers for lack of results. A situation fully understood by the 27-year-old athlete, who certainly does not want to feel sorry for himself. Quite the contrary: here it is

Warren Barguil was frustrated, not to say pissed off, in the finish area across Flanders (1.UWT). Long candidate for victory – or at least for the podium – in the Belgian event, being present in the counter-attack group behind the Dutchman

Juliette Labous has a lot to be frustrated with. This weekend, the Franc-Comtoise was scheduled to take part in the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta, the last professional women’s race of the season, on the sidelines of the men’s Tour of Spain. After seeing her Regional Championship and then the Tour de Bretagne canceled, the member of Team Sunweb had tried to keep the motivation

Kenny Elissonde experienced Julian Alaphilippe’s victory from a distance on the Imola circuit. “I was trying to stop and see on the giant screens what was going on.” But it was when he found his roommate that the emotion returned. “That asshole, he made me cry.” The runner of

After a season at St-Michel-Auber 93, Bryan Alaphilippe, who was not retained by the Continental team (read here), will be back in the amateur peloton in 2021. L’Auvergnat has joined Team U Nantes Atlantique announces its future club.

Axel Mariault (UC Nantes Atlantique) won, this Saturday, in Épinal (Vosges), the French Amateur Championship. After 170.4 kilometers of racing, he beat Louis Richard (EC Saint-Etienne Loire) and Paul Lapeira (AG2R Citroën U23 Team). Axel Mariault succeeds Jason Tesson on the prize list. Unofficial classification: 1. MARIAULT Axel UC NANTES ATLANTIQUE

The Ministry of Sports has updated its table of health variations for sport.While in the version of December 18, supervised training on public roads for adults was authorized without limitation of number (read here), the version

Théo Nonner will no longer wear the Conti Groupama-FDJ jersey this season, any more than he has done so far in 2021. In full reflection since last December, the Ile-de-France has decided to put on a end of his cycling career, he who no longer felt the desire to ride and who did not touch

Clément Venturini (AG2R Citroën Team) won, this Sunday, in Pontchâteau (Loire-Atlantique), the French Elite Men cyclo-cross Championship. The podium was completed by Joshua Dubau (Team Peltrax-CS Dammarie-lès-Lys) and David Menut (Cross Team Legendre) .Clément Venturini thus won his fourth title of French Elite Champion. Ranking :

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) won the first stage of the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes and Var Nice-Matin (2.1) this Friday, run over 183.9 kilometers between Biot and Gourdon (Alpes-Maritimes). The Dutchman beat Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën Team) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Bauke Mollema also became the first leader of this 53rd edition. Ranking

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