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As in the European Championship, Lennert Van Eetvelt will be in the World Championship when he was not expected. Two weeks ago in Trento (Italy), he replaced Louis Blouwe, injured at the last minute. For the World Cup, he takes advantage of Thibau Nys’ European title to be at the start. “It’s nice to have to change my schedule two weeks in a row,” he told DirectVelo. Two weeks ago, the Lotto-Soudal U23 rider played his role perfectly in bringing Thibau Nys to victory. The 20-year-old runner hopes to complete the same mission this Friday. “My role is to ride at the forefront. I know that I have no chance of winning in the sprint. I have to take the leaders in a chair.” His sporting director at Lotto-Soudal U23 Kurt Van de Wouwer believes that Lennert Van Eetvelt is the person Belgium needs. “He has an excellent mentality. He will not hesitate to sacrifice himself for the team. He has been consistent all season. He was a little disappointed that he was not selected for the time trial as Belgian Champion. He deserves it. to be at the World Championship. “

Coach Sven Vanthourenthout is delighted to add a sixth man to his squad. “It really bothered me that I didn’t have a sixth runner. Now we have it. It’s a relief. It’s going to make our plan easier. It made a big difference. We’re favorites but we really have a guy who does. will help the team in order to protect Arnaud De Lie, Thibau Nys and Florian Vermeersch. Stan Van Tricht and Fabio Vandenbossche will also have a task. At five, we should have taken a little risks, but here we can react to more of situations. “

In addition, Lennert Van Eetvelt is in good shape as evidenced by his fifth place in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoirs. “I was hoping for better as a result. The morning breakaway was at the end. We changed tactics several times during the race. For several weeks, I have obtained good results. I hope to continue my momentum on Friday”, wishes the one who will end his season at the Ronde de l’Isard and at the Circuit des Ardennes. In 2022, Lennert Van Eetvelt does not yet know what he will do. In principle, he should remain in Hopes, but his performances at the European Championship make him hesitate. He will make his decision after the World Championship.

Lennert VAN EETVELT

Valentin Retailleau (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) won this Monday the first stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over a distance of 159 kilometers between Cambout and Allineuc (Côtes d’Armor). He finished ahead of Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM) and Nick van der Lijke (Riwal Cycling Team), while Valentin Retailleau seized the first leader’s jersey in the general classification.

Oscar Pelegri (Electro Hiper Europa) won this Wednesday the third stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over 170.5 kilometers between Rosporden (Finistère) and Brandivy (Morbihan). The Spaniard beat Tom Mainguenaud (Sojasun espoir-ACNC) and Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM). The latter takes the leader’s jersey in the general classification.

Leo Hayter (Development Team DSM) won solo this Tuesday during the second stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over 169.1 kilometers between Corlay and Rosporden (Finistère). The Briton beat his team-mate Tobias Andresen and Milan Fretin (Lotto-Soudal DT). Valentin Retailleau (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) remains the leader of the event. Ranking

Leo Hayter (Development Team DSM) won solo, this Saturday, Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoirs (1.2U), disputed between Bastogne and Aywaille over 168 kilometers. He finished ahead of Rick Pluimers (Jumbo-Visma Development Team) and Tobias Halland Johannessen (Uno-X Dare Development Team). Leo Hayter succeeds the American Kevin Vermaerke on the list. Ranking :

Elmar Reinders (Riwal) Cycling Team won this Thursday during the fourth stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over a distance of 167.6 kilometers between Ploeren (Morbihan) and Louisfert (Loire-Atlantique). He beat his breakaway companions Alan Riou (Team Arkéa-Samsic) and Loris Trastour (AG2R Citroën U23 Team). Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM) retains his

Sandy Dujardin (Vendée U) won this Saturday the 41st edition of the Route Bretonne-Souvenir Loïc Le Flohic (Elite Nationale), contested over 154.2 kilometers between Grand-Champ and Saint-Avé (Morbihan). He was ahead of Nicolas David (VC Pays de Lorient) and Nicolas Malle (VC Pays de Loudéac). Sandy Dujardin succeeds the Greek Stylianos Farantakis on the prize list.

The VC Rouen 76 will recruit for the 2022 season two riders currently at Xelliss-Roubaix Lille Métropole, DirectVelo has learned. They are Dylan Kowalski – our photo – and Jordan Levasseur, who will thus find a club with which they have already evolved. Dylan Kowalski, who joined the Continental squad last winter, this year finished 5th in the Pérenchies GP

The World Road Championship will take place from September 19 to 26 in Belgium. The French Cycling Federation has unveiled its entire selection. Here it is: The French selection: Time trialJuniors WomenFlavie Boulais (Team ELLES-Groupama-Pays

Matthieu Boulo did not celebrate his success this Sunday on Plaintel-Plaintel (All categories – see ranking). “It’s not necessarily a great victory. I did four laps on Mathis Le Berre’s wheel. These are the instructions I got. I was

Enzo Boulet (CC Plancoëtin) won this Sunday the 38th edition of the Flèche Plédranaise (Federal Juniors), contested over 115.8 kilometers around Plédran (Côtes d’Armor). He was ahead of Axel Prod’homme (CA Evron) and Swann Gloux (US Vern Cyclisme). Enzo Boulet succeeds Ilan Guern on the list. Ranking: 1. BOULET Enzo CC

Johan Price-Pejtersen (Denmark) won the Men’s Time Trial World Championship on Monday, disputed between Knokke-Heist and Bruges over a distance of 30.3 kilometers. The Dane edged Australia’s Lucas Plapp and Belgium’s Florian Vermeersch. Johan Price-Pejtersen succeeds three-time defending champion Mikkel Bjerg on the list. PRICE PEJTERSEN Johan DENMARK the 30.3 km in 34’29 ”

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) won in the sprint, this Wednesday, the Grand Prix de Wallonie (1.1), disputed between Aywaille and the Citadel of Namur over a distance of 203 kilometers. Christophe Laporte succeeds the Latvian Krists Neilands on the prize list. . LAPORTE Christophe COF COFIDIS the 203 km in 4h59’57 ” (avg. 40.607 km / h) 2. BARGUIL Warren ARK TEAM ARKEA-SAMSIC 00:00 3.

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) won in the sprint this Sunday the 75th edition of the Grand Prix d’Isbergues-Pas-de-Calais (1.1), tenth round of the Coupe de France FDJ. After 199.3 kilometers of racing, the Italian overtook Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) and Alberto Dainese (Team DSM). Elia Viviani succeeds Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) on the prize list.

An Amateur in a preselection of the French team for a World Championship is rather rare. However, Axel Zingle is one of the thirteen riders who can claim to wear the blue jersey in Belgium. “I am very happy with the trust placed in me, even if it is only a preselection. I am ready if Thomas Voeckler chooses to call me”,

Vendée U announces, this Friday morning, its first three reinforcements for the 2022 season. Three riders currently Junior 2 and all licensed at VC Saintais. They are Grégory Pouvreault, Benjamin Peatfield and Yanis Seguin.Grégory Pouvreault – our photo –

The second stage of the Women’s Tour of Ardèche (2.1) promised a show, and it did not disappoint. The 123-kilometer race on the program, from Anneyron down to the Beauchastel dam – all complemented by five climbs listed in the mountain classification (

The races follow each other and are alike for Thibaut Pinot. Already offensive in the Tour du Limousin, for his great recovery, the Groupama-FDJ rider continues to show that he is capable of attacking and fighting again at the forefront. In the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs this Friday, he represented his people in the leading group which fought for victory. “We thought we were

This is a thunderclap in the world of amateur cycling. Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux, winner of the BBB-DirectVelo Challenge for the past three seasons and on course to win it for a fourth time in 2021, will no longer be part of the pelotons next year. integrates the Continental level

Bastien Tronchon (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) won this Tuesday the 68th edition of the Grand Prix de Fougères-Harmonie Mutuelle Trophy, third and final round of the Coupe de France N1. After 174 kilometers of racing, he beat Jean-Louis Le Ny (WB-Fybolia Locminé) and Nicolas Debeaumarché (SCO Dijon-Team Materiel-velo.com) .Bastien Tronchon succeeds Maxime Chevalier on the prize list

Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) won in the sprint this Friday the first edition of the Classic Grand Besançon Doubs (1.1), contested between Besançon and Marchaux over a distance of 172.5 kilometers. He finished ahead of Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën Team) and Axel Zingle (Cofidis). Ranking: 1. * GIRMAY Biniam INTERMARCHÉ-WANTY-G ERI the 172.5 km in 4h10’20 ”

Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 15th edition of the Tour du Jura (1.1) this Saturday, contested over a distance of 181.7 kilometers around Lons-le-Saunier. He was ahead of Simone Velasco (Gazprom-RusVelo) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). Benedict Cosnefroy succeeds Kobe Goosens on the list. Ranking: 1. COSNEFROY Benoit AG2R CITROEN TEAM FRA

Valentin Retailleau (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) won this Monday the first stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over a distance of 159 kilometers between Cambout and Allineuc (Côtes d’Armor). He finished ahead of Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM) and Nick van der Lijke (Riwal Cycling Team), while Valentin Retailleau seized the first leader’s jersey in the general classification.

Oscar Pelegri (Electro Hiper Europa) won this Wednesday the third stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over 170.5 kilometers between Rosporden (Finistère) and Brandivy (Morbihan). The Spaniard beat Tom Mainguenaud (Sojasun espoir-ACNC) and Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM). The latter takes the leader’s jersey in the general classification.

Romain Grégoire (France) won, this Friday, in Trento (Trentino-Alto Adige), the European Junior Men’s Championship. After 107.2 kilometers of the race, he beat the Norwegian Per Strand Hagenes and his compatriot Lenny Martinez in the sprint. Romain Grégoire succeeds the Danish Kasper Andersen on the list. Ranking: 1. GREGOIRE Romain (FRA) FRANCE the 107.2

Leo Hayter (Development Team DSM) won solo this Tuesday during the second stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over 169.1 kilometers between Corlay and Rosporden (Finistère). The Briton beat his team-mate Tobias Andresen and Milan Fretin (Lotto-Soudal DT). Valentin Retailleau (AG2R Citroën U23 Team) remains the leader of the event. Ranking

Florentin Lecamus-Lambert (VC Rouen 76) won this Sunday the 20th Grand Prix de Plouay Amateurs (Elite Nationale). After 150.4 kilometers of racing, he beat Sandy Dujardin (Vendée U) and Tom Mainguenaud (Sojasun espoir-ACNC). Florentin Lecamus-Lambert succeeds Dylan Kowalski on the winners of the Breton event. Unofficial classification: 1.

Groupama-FDJ Continental will have a trainee at the end of the season. This is New Zealander Jack Drage (AC Bisontine). He is expected to participate in the Ronde de l’Isard (2.2U). The 18-year-old rider won the New Zealand U21 Championship this year. He also finished 8th in the New Zealand Time Trial Championship and a stage in the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Dorian Godon (AG2R Citroën Team) won the 36th edition of the Tour du Doubs (1.1) this Sunday, the eighth round of the FDJ French Cup, contested between Morteau and Pontarlier over a distance of 201 kilometers. He was ahead of Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) and Tom Paquot (Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-WB). Dorian Godon succeeds the Belgian Loïc Vliegen in the prize list.

Leo Hayter (Development Team DSM) won solo, this Saturday, Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoirs (1.2U), disputed between Bastogne and Aywaille over 168 kilometers. He finished ahead of Rick Pluimers (Jumbo-Visma Development Team) and Tobias Halland Johannessen (Uno-X Dare Development Team). Leo Hayter succeeds the American Kevin Vermaerke on the list. Ranking :

Elmar Reinders (Riwal) Cycling Team won this Thursday during the fourth stage of the Tour de Bretagne (2.2), contested over a distance of 167.6 kilometers between Ploeren (Morbihan) and Louisfert (Loire-Atlantique). He beat his breakaway companions Alan Riou (Team Arkéa-Samsic) and Loris Trastour (AG2R Citroën U23 Team). Thibault Ferasse (B&B Hôtels p / b KTM) retains his

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 second stage of the Women’s Tour of Ardèche (2.1) promised a show, and it did not disappoint. The 123-kilometer race on the program, from Anneyron down to the Beauchastel dam – all complemented by five climbs listed in the mountain classification (

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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