Brother NRG smash 10-mile team competition record

Brother NRG smashed the 10-mile team competition record on Wednesday night, setting a time of 53:15.

Brother NRG’s terrific season continued on Wednesday night (June 7) when they took a massive two minutes off the 10-mile competition record.

On the famed fast V718 course in Hull, the trio of Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield and Simon Wilson set a combined time of 53:15. The record before the night was 55:21, set by Drag2Zero in 2014, meaning the team beat that by two minutes, six seconds.

Brother NRG’s time equated to an average speed of 33.8mph.

Bigham, a current three-time national track champion, posted 17.44; Tanfield 17:46 and Wilson 18:05. The current individual 10-mile record is 16.35, set by Marcin Bialoblocki last year.

“I’m pleased to do a solid time on a mediocre night,” Bigham said. “Even better was that the team all put in great performances to justify the hard work and attention to detail we continue to put in.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the team record down further on our next ride.”

>>> Triple national champion Dan Bigham targeting Commonwealth Games medal

The first recorded distance in the category was set in 1973, when West Kent RC posted a time of 1:05.31. Since then the record has been reset 20 times; between 1998 and 2013, it was never beaten.

What makes Brother NRG’s result even more impressive is that the previous biggest margin by which a record has been beaten was in 1991, when Leo RC beat their own record by 1:26.

Brother NRG have accumulated the most points in British Cycling’s rankings this year, and Dan Bigham has scored the third most points. The north-east team have aspirations of becoming a UCI team in 2018.

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Jenna Webb's Supersets For Killer Legs And Butt

At first blush, bikini pro and MuscleTech athlete Jenna Renee Webb may look like your stereotypical fitness model—sparkling smile, arms to kill for, and legs for miles—but as her 100,000 Instagram followers can tell you, she’s fierce.

A quick perusal of her account shows photos of Webb in various physical pursuits, from bow archery to open-water fishing to barrel races. In no way is she just your run-of-the-mill pin-up model.

So it only makes sense, then, that when asking the 28-year-old about her leg training, you don’t get the typical stock answer. She frequently changes her lower-body workouts with an array of dynamic stretches and supersets that keep her, well, on her toes.

“My leg-training goal is simple: I need to build,” she explains. “My legs, especially my glutes, are what I’d consider a ‘problem area,’ since I’m naturally so lanky.”

A Leg Up On The Competition

While staying lean with a fast metabolism benefits her come competition time, trying to add muscle mass to amplify all those lovely curves and shape her lower body can get frustrating. The answer, as she’ll tell you, is to be willing to evolve your approach and follow what you find delivers the best results for your body.

“At one point in my training, I noticed that my hamstrings started to overpower my quads,” says Webb, who now resides in Ormond Beach, Florida. “What works best for me now is to do heavy quad movements early on in my leg-training session. Later, during my hamstring movements, I tend to use lighter weight for higher reps.”

Webb trains legs once per week—allowing for complete recovery—and growth—before she hits them hard again—but it’s never the same exact workout twice. “I switch it up each time,” she admits. “I always love to try new techniques or different angles.”


“i switch it up each time. I always love to try new techniques or different angles.”

For example, when doing the single-leg press, she likes to play with her foot placement, to target different areas of her legs and glutes. Webb says that placing your foot lower on the platform targets the quadriceps more, while going higher on the platform takes aim at the hamstrings and glutes. “When doing squats I’ll change it up with a wide sumo stance, shoulder-width stance, or with my legs close together.”

Before she begins her challenging leg workout, she warms up for 10 minutes doing dynamic movements that include walking knee pulls to chest, lunges, walking heel pulls, and walking leg curls/pulls. She suggests it’s a protocol that could benefit just about anyone pre-workout.

“Not warming up before starting a lifting routine is a common error I see people make when it comes to legs,” Webb says. “I literally watch people walk into the gym, head straight to the squat rack, throw some weight on there, do a few hops up and down, and think they’re good to go. It makes me cringe every time!”

“Go Time”

Once she’s warm, it’s “go time.” Here’s a sample from a recent training session, which includes her favorite superset combinations that combine a larger movement with a smaller one for legs, with descriptions of the larger exercises provided.

1. Barbell Squat

Webb Directory: Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, holding a bar across your upper back. Your knees should be unlocked and your toes turned out slightly. Keeping your abs tight and torso upright, and maintaining a big chest, bend at the knees and hips to slowly lower your body as if you were going to sit in a chair, holding your natural lower-back arch. At a point at which your thighs are about parallel with the floor, extend at your hips and knees to stand back up, pressing through your feet.


At a point at which your thighs are about parallel with the floor, extend at your hips and knees to stand back up, pressing through your feet.

2. Single-Leg Press

Webb Directory: Sit in the machine, keeping your entire backside in contact with the pad, and place one foot toward the middle of the sled. Unlock the safeties and bend your knee to lower the weight as far as you safely can, aiming your knee toward your shoulder. You’ve gone too far if your glutes come up off the butt pad, which puts your lower discs at risk. Extend your knee to press back to full leg extension, stopping just short of lockout. Complete all reps to one side before switching.

3. Dumbbell Walking Lunge

Webb Directory: Standing erect and holding a dumbbell in each hand, step forward with one foot, bending both knees to lower your torso straight down—not down and forward. If you take a short step, your forward knee may pass an imaginary line that comes up from your toes, which is ill-advised because it puts greater stress on the structures of the knee. Stop just short of your rear knee touching the floor, then drive through the heel of your front foot while bringing your rear leg forward until you reach a standing position. Step with the opposite leg into a lunge, alternating sides down the floor.

4. Lying Leg Curl

Webb Directory: Lie prone on a leg-curl machine and position your Achilles tendons below the padded lever, your knees just off the edge of the bench. Grasp the handles for stability, and contract your hamstrings to bring your feet toward your glutes in a powerful, controlled motion. Lower to the start position, but don’t allow the weight stack to touch down between reps.

Jenna Webb’s Superset Leg Workout

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5 Ways You're Dead Wrong About Plant-Based Proteins

In the world of bodybuilding, few things appear to be as misunderstood as vegetarian diets. In fact, some people will claim the two just don’t go together. Most of the disagreement comes from the belief that plant-based foods don’t provide enough protein to stimulate muscle growth, so they have no place in a bodybuilder’s diet. Other skeptics claim using plant-based proteins will cause guys to grow man boobs or fail a drug test.

Some of this may sound silly to you, but let’s face it, plant-based proteins have been picked on by members of the bodybuilding community for quite some time now. Blame it on a general lack of knowledge when it comes to these proteins, or the popularity of several myths, but soy, rice, and hemp have been given the cold shoulder by many.

Whey and casein may always reign supreme when it comes to protein powders, but learn the truth behind these four plant-based myths and see if it’s worth your while to add them into your diet.

Myth 1: Soy Protein Will Give You Man Boobs

This is the myth that refuses to die among lifters. Soy protein has been sworn off by many lifters in the bodybuilding community for fear it may lead to an increase in breast tissue and a more feminine appearance. The thinking goes like this: Unlike whey or casein, soy protein contains phytoestrogens, plant compounds that have a similar structure and function to estrogen.

Yes, it’s true that gynecomastia, or swollen male breast tissue, is associated with an imbalance between the hormones estrogen and testosterone. But here’s the catch: phytoestrogens don’t actually have a direct impact on estrogen levels unless you consume them in really, really large quantities. And even then, it’s questionable. In fact, a 2010 study published in Fertility and Sterility concluded that high levels of phytoestrogens did not cause gynecomastia or any other feminizing effects in healthy men.[1]

For now, there is no research showing that soy has a feminizing effect, so rest easy knowing you won’t be growing moobs anytime soon if you eat some tofu or have a soy-based protein shake. And if you’re still looking for a reason to include soy in your diet, there are several studies that have shown a lower incidence of cancer—specifically breast, colon, and prostate—in those countries that have a higher soy-consumption rate.[2-4]


Don’t fear the soy! Phytoestrogens, the plant compounds found in soy, have no direct impact on estrogen levels.

Myth 2: Pea Protein Powder Is A Complete Protein Source

You’ve probably heard that plant-based proteins (with the exception of soy) are incomplete proteins, meaning they don’t contain enough of the essential amino acids to maximally stimulate protein synthesis. So why is pea protein sometimes described as a complete protein source? It has something to do with the fact that the essential amino-acid profile of pea protein nearly matches that of common animal sources that are complete proteins—nearly, but not completely.

While pea protein does in fact contain all nine essential amino acids, three of the amino acids— methionine, tryptophan, and valine—are very low in quantity. Because of this, pea is for all intents and purposes an incomplete protein and should normally be paired with a complementary protein, like rice, to form a complete protein.

Here’s the good news: Most pea proteins available on the market are already mixed with rice, giving you an allergy-friendly complete protein that tends to mix more easily in water than pea alone. Because let’s face it, no one enjoys clumpy protein!

Myth 3: Incomplete Proteins Have No Benefit At All

This seems to go against what I just wrote, but hear me out. Although rice protein, like most other plant proteins, lacks specific essential amino acids, there is research supporting its use to stimulate muscle protein synthesis.

A study published in Nutrition Journal in 2013 specifically studied rice protein isolate supplementation in comparison to whey; rice protein was associated with improvements in body composition, strength, and power improvements comparable to the whey isolate supplementation.[5] Surprising, right?

So yes, you should have all the essential amino acids present and accounted for in ample doses most of the time. But it’s also true that nearly all of us are getting plenty of them in our diet throughout the day. So don’t fear the occasional incomplete protein!

Although the research on rice protein supplementation is limited, it’s often lower in cholesterol and sodium than animal protein sources like whey, and may be a suitable alternative for individuals watching their blood pressure.


Rice protein, which is often lower in cholesterol and sodium, is a great alternative for individuals monitoring their blood pressure.

Myth 4: Hemp Protein Will Make You Fail A Drug Test

In the spirit of “there are no dumb questions except the ones that don’t get asked,” I won’t ridicule anyone for wondering this. But rest assured, you won’t fail a drug test after drinking hemp protein. And no, you can’t get high from drinking it either.

Although hemp and marijuana both come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa L., industrial hemp contains only 0.3-1.5 percent tetrahydrocannabinoids (THC), the intoxicating ingredients that make you high. That’s not nearly enough to feel anything or get a reading. And not only are the THC levels in hemp foods barely measurable, hemp contains a relatively high percentage of another cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), that actually blocks the marijuana high.[6,7]

Hemp protein may not be a complete protein on its own, but it does offer up some unique benefits. For one, hemp protein has high digestibility, which means that the bioavailability is above average, consequently allowing your body to make quicker use of the amino acids. Hemp is also higher in fiber and omega-3s than pretty much any other protein, which could offer up additional health and weight-loss benefits.

One other benefit you might not know: The oiliness of the hemp seed naturally deters insects and pests, which may help you reduce your exposure to toxic insecticides or pesticides.

Myth 5: Plant-Based Protein Is High In Carbohydrates

People who consume protein powder usually want to supplement their diet with protein, not additional carbohydrates or fats. This is especially true for anyone following a low-carbohydrate diet. Can’t waste those precious carbs on a shake! This leads them to disregard plant-based proteins without ever looking at the label to check the accuracy of their assumptions.


Pea protein, which is considered an incomplete protein, should be paired with a complementary protein, like rice, to form a complete protein.

Plant sources like rice are often categorized as relatively high-carbohydrate foods, but when they get manufactured into protein supplements, the carbohydrates are largely eliminated, while the amino-acid profile is improved.

Here’s how some of the most popular brands on the market stack up per serving:

Most of the popular whey protein powders on the market contain at least 3 grams of carbs to go along with their 20 or so grams of protein, so the playing field is pretty close to level. Given that many vegetable-based proteins also bring a broader array of crucial nutrients to your bottle than a whey shake does, the competition is a lot closer than you might think.

The takeaway in four words: Don’t fear veggie protein! It has a lot to offer you, and the downsides might not be nearly as big as you think.

  1. Hamilton-Reeves, J. M., Vazquez, G., Duval, S. J., Phipps, W. R., Kurzer, M. S., & Messina, M. J. (2010). Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men: results of a meta-analysis. Fertility and Sterility, 94(3), 997-1007.
  2. Messina, M. J., Persky, V., Setchell, K. D., & Barnes, S. (1994). Soy intake and cancer risk: a review of the in vitro and in vivo data. Nutrition and Cancer, 21(2), 113-131.
  3. Trock, B. J., Hilakivi-Clarke, L., & Clarke, R. (2006). Meta-analysis of soy intake and breast cancer risk.Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 98(7), 459-471.
  4. Badger, T. M., Ronis, M. J., Simmen, R. C., & Simmen, F. A. (2005). Soy protein isolate and protection against cancer. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 24(2), 146S-149S.
  5. Ross, S. A., Mehmedic, Z., Murphy, T. P., & El Sohly, M. A. (2000). GC-MS analysis of the total delta-9-thc content of both drug-and fiber-type cannabis seeds. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 24(8), 715-717.
  6. Holler, J. M., Bosy, T. Z., Dunkley, C. S., Levine, B., Past, M. R., & Jacobs, A. (2008). Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol content of commercially available hemp products. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 32(6), 428-432.
  7. Joy, J. M., Lowery, R. P., Wilson, J. M., Purpura, M., De Souza, E. O., Wilson, S. M., … & Jäger, R. (2013). The effects of 8 weeks of whey or rice protein supplementation on body composition and exercise performance. Nutrition Journal, 12(1), 1.

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Rig For Pain: Ashley Horner's Full-Body Circuit Workout

I’m always looking for ways to push myself, to become better. I train for my strength, I train for my speed, and I train for my endurance. When it comes to fitness, I want it all.

But my training is more than just a physical outlet for my athletic abilities—it’s a way for me to train my mind to overcome obstacles. It’s about being strong enough to crush my responsibilities.

You too can learn to overcome those hard times in your life by pouring it into your training.

Today, I’m going to show you some of my best-kept secrets that I use to push myself to be a better athlete, fitness competitor, and mental giant. You ready?

I’m going to take you through three different circuits, each consisting of 3-5 exercises. You’ll be doing high-volume circuits with very little rest in between. It’s going to be an intense workout that will challenge your power output, cardiovascular fitness, and muscular endurance.

There’s going to be pain. Prepare for it.

Rig For Pain Workout

In between circuits, you can rest as much as you need. But remember that you’re always trying to challenge yourself. Push outside your comfort zone. Take a minute break if you need to between circuits, but I challenge you to take the least amount of rest possible.

Full Body Circuit Workout

Circuit 1: 4 rounds
  • Man-Maker: 5 reps
  • Dumbbell Thruster: 5 reps
  • Wall Run with Shoulder Tap: 5 reps
Circuit 2: 3 rounds
  • Weighted Burpee: 15 reps
  • Kettlebell Swing: 15 reps
  • Weighted Step-Up: 15 reps
Circuit 3: 5 rounds (never set the barbell down)
  • Hang Clean: 5 reps
  • Push Press: 5 reps
  • Front Squat: 5 reps
  • Alternating Lunge: 5 reps
  • Back Squat: 5 reps

Exercise Tips


Hold dumbbells as you move down into a push-up and then into a plank. From there, do a row with each arm, another push-up, and then jump your legs into a squat position and up straight. That’s one rep.


Hold dumbbells right under your chin, descend into a squat and then stand up while punching the weights over your head. Repeat.


Dumbbell Thruster

Wall Runs

Find an empty space on a wall. Lay on your stomach with your feet against the wall. Walk your feet up the wall while you walk your hands backward. You should end in a hand-stand position with your face and body against the wall. From there, lift your right arm and tap your right shoulder and then do it with your left. Repeat the taps five times and then walk back down the wall until you’re lying on your stomach. That’s one rep.

Weighted Burpees

Hold on to the dumbbells as you drop into a push-up position, hitting your chest to the floor. Then, jump your feet under your hips and stand up. That’s one rep.

Kettlebell Swings

Hold the kettlebell so it hangs between your legs. Bend at the waist and knees. Thrust your hips forward so the kettlebell swings forward and up over your head. Allow the weight to fall back down to the starting position. That’s one rep.

Weighted Step-Up

Tighten your core. Step up with the same leg 10 times before repeating on the other leg. I like to make these more challenging by lifting my non-stepping leg up at the top of the movement.


Weighted Step-Up

Hang Clean

Make sure you get under the bar. Don’t just pick it up and put it on your shoulders. Use some momentum from your legs and hips to move the bar up and to your shoulders.


Hang Clean

Push Press

Push the bar from right under your chin to over your head where your elbows lock out.

Front squat

Make sure your elbows are up and your arms parallel to the ground. Squat until your legs are at 90 degrees or lower, and then push up through your heels. Keep your core nice and tight throughout the movement.


Place the bar behind your neck and then lunge forward with one leg. Your front leg should be at 90 degrees—don’t ever let your knee track inside your toes. Keep them out and over your toe. Your back knee should hit the floor. Do five reps on each leg and then repeat.


Keep your core tight, keep your breathing steady, and push up through your heels. Squat all the way down to parallel!

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German sprinter Phil Bauhaus takes surprise win on stage five of Critérium du Dauphiné

Team Sunweb’s Phil Bauhaus took his first WorldTour win of his career on stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné

Team Sunweb‘s 22-year-old sprinter Phil Bauhaus took a surprise win on stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

The little-known German, who only counted four professional wins before today’s 175km stage from la Tour-de-Salvagny to Mâcon, won by half-a-bike length from Arnaud Démare (FDJ).

Despite a technical final six kilometres, the fast men all contested the sprint on the finishing straight and Bauhaus came from deep, holding off the challenge of Démare and Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie)

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It is Bauhaus’ first WorldTour win and continues his good form this week having finished fifth on stage two and tenth the day after.

There was, as expected, no shake-up in the general classification and Thomas de Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) leads Richie Porte (BMC Racing) by 27 seconds ahead of the mountainous final three days.

How it happened

With six classified climbs and 11 mountain points on the menu, it was unsurprising that Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) – the incumbent polka dot jersey wearer – picked up one point on the first of them which came after just 1.5km. Race leader de Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) collected two.

After 15km, a break of four was established and Bouwman was part of it for the third time in this year’s edition. Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac), Marco Minnaard (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Julien El Farès (Delko Marseille) were the other riders.

With this being the final day for the fast men, the sprinters teams were reluctant to allow a repeat of stage three when they allowed Bouwman to from the breakaway. As a consequence, the maximum lead was just over five minutes.

Bouwman was the first to be reigned in by the peloton, and with 22km to go, the remaining three riders had less than a minute.

At 17km to go, El Farès was distanced by his breakaway companions; van Baarle, meanwhile, then clipped away from Minnaard and went solo. He had a 40 second lead at first but that came down quickly, and with 6.1km to the finishing line, he was caught.

Team Sky hit the front of the peloton, sharing duties with Katusha and Bahrain-Merida, on the final false flat.

The run-in was a sketchy affair with a number of roundabouts and turns. At 3km to go, Katusha continued at the front as the general classification teams sat up, safe in the knowledge there would be no time losses for their leaders.

Bahrain-Merida and Katusha led going with 1,500m remaining, while the green jersey of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) was about 10 riders back.

Alexandre Kristoff’s Katusha led with 300m to go but he was forced to begin his acceleration at the front and a longer way out than most.

Balhaus, without support from his teammates, came from deep, rounded Ben Swift (Bahrain-Merida) on the left and then darted through the middle.

Démare found himself boxed in behind Balhaus and to his left the surging sprint of Coquard. Balhaus impressively maintained his pace as Démare closed in, but the French sprinter was unable to nudge ahead of the German. Démare was seen congratulating Balhaus immediately after the finish line.

The race resumes tomorrow with a 145.5km stage from Parc des Oiseaux to Villars-les-Dombes that features the HC categorised climb of Mont du Chat 15.5km from the end.


Critérium du Dauphiné 2017, stage five: La Tour-de-Salvagny to Mâcon (175km)

1 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb in XX-XX.XX
2 Arnaud Démare (Fra) FDJ at

Overall classification after stage five

1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal, at 13-05-53
2 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team, at 27s
3 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar, at 51s
4 Stef Clement (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 55s
5 Alberto Contador (Esp) Trek-Segafredo, at 1:02
6 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky, at 1:04
7 Brent Brookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 1:12
8 Jesus Herrada (Esp) Movistar, at 1:15
9 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb, at 1:17
10 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates, at 1:22

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Ryan Lochte, Kayla Reid Welcome Son Caiden Zane Lochte

Photo Courtesy: Ryan Lochte (Instagram)

Ryan Lochte and his fiancee Kayle Reid just announced the birth of their son Caiden Zane Lochte.

The couple welcomed their child at 5:46 a.m. on June 8.

The two announced their pregnancy in December.

That news came just weeks after the news of their engagement in October.

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Taylor Ruck to Train in Toronto through Senior Year of High School

Photo Courtesy: Swimming Canada/Kevin Jarrold

Two-time Olympic medallist Taylor Ruck has moved out of Arizona and will train in Toronto under Ben Titley. Ruck will now train at the Pan Am Sports Centre for the remainder of her senior year with 16-year-old four-time Olympic medalist Penny Oleksiak. Ruck, 17, won two bronze medals in Rio for swimming on the 4×100 and 4×200 free relays for her native Canada.

Ruck previously trained in Scottsdale, Arizona at Scottsdale Aquatics and will now train in Toronto to focus on the World Junior Championships that will be in Indianapolis, Indiana August 23-27. Ruck failed to qualify for the World Championships later this summer in Budapest.

Ruck led her high school, Scottsdale Chaparral, to three consecutive state titles and was three-time Arizona state girls swimmer of the year. Ruck is also one of the top college prospects in the class of 2018.

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Tour de Suisse 2017 start list

List of riders taking part in the 2017 Tour de Suisse (June 10-18)

Team rosters for the 2017 Tour de Suisse, which takes place over June 10-18.

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Astana Pro Team

1 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel (Col)
2 KANGERT Tanel (Est)
3 BRESCHEL Matti (Den)
4 FOMINYKH Daniil (Kaz)
5 GATTO Oscar (Ita)
6 GRUZDEV Dmitriy (Kaz)
7 KAMYSHEV Arman (Kaz)
8 MOSER Moreno (Ita)

BMC Racing Team

11 VAN AVERMAET Greg (Bel)
12 CARUSO Damiano (Ita)
13 DEENIS Rohan (Aus)
15 ELMIGER Martin (Sui)
16 KÜNG Stefan (Sui)
17 OSS Daniel (Ita)
18 SCHAR Michael (Sui)

AG2R La Mondiale

21 FRANK Mathias (Sui)
22 BAKELANTS Jan (Bel)
23 GASTAUER Ben (Lux)
24 GOUGEARD Alexis (Fra)
25 ENGER Sondre Holst (Nor)
26 HOULE Hugo (Can)
27 MONTAGUTI Matteo (Ita)
28 POZZOVIVO Domenico (Ita)

Bora – Hansgrohe

31 SAGAN Peter (Svk)
32 BÁRTA Jan (Cze)
33 BODNAR Maciej (Pol)
34 BURGHARDT Marcus (Ger)
35 KONRAD Patrick (Aut)
36 KOLAR Michael (Svk)
37 MCCARTHY Jay (Aus)
38 SAGAN Juraj (Svk)

Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team

42 CARTHY Hugh (GBr)
43 CRADDOCK Lawson (USA)
44 MULLEN Ryan (Ire)
45 PHINNEY Taylor (USA)
46 VANMARCKE Sep (Bel)
47 VILLELLA Davide (Ita)
48 WOODS Michael (Can)

Dimension Data

51 MORTON Lachlan (Aus)
54 KUDUS Merhawi (Eri)
55 VENTER Jaco (RSA)
56 DEBESAY Mekseb (Eri)
57 KING Benjamin (USA)
58 FARRAR Tyler (USA)


61 REICHENBACH Sebastien (Sui)
62 EIKING Odd Christian (Nor)
63 HOELGAARD Daniel (Nor)
64 MORABITO Steve (Sui)
65 PINEAU Cédric (Fra)
66 RÉZA Kévin (Fra)
67 ROUX Anthony (Fra)
68 VICHOT Arthur (Fra)

Team Katusha – Alpecin

71 ŠPILAK Simon (Slo)
73 LOSADA Alberto (Esp)
74 MAMYKIN Matvey (Rus)
75 PLANCKAERT Baptiste (Bel)
76 HALLER Marco (Aut)
77 RESTREPO Jhonatan (Col)
78 TAARAMÄE Rein (Est)

Lotto Soudal

81 WELLENS Tim (Bel)
83 DE CLERCQ Bart (Bel)
84 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz (Pol)
85 MONFORT Maxime (Bel)
86 ROELANDTS Jurgen (Bel)
87 VERVAEKE Louis (Bel)
88 WALLAYS Jelle (Bel)

Movistar Team

91 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan (Esp)
92 BETANCUR Carlos (Col)
93 DE LA PARTE Víctor (Esp)
94 OLIVEIRA Nelson (Por)
95 DOWSETT Alex (GBr)
96 PEDRERO Antonio (Esp)
97 QUINTANA Dayer (Col)
98 SOLER Marc (Esp)


101 ALBASINI Michael (Sui)
102 DURBRIDGE Luke (Aus)
103 POWER Robert (Aus)
104 CORT NIELSEN Magnus (Den)
105 EDMONDSON Alexander (Aus)
106 VERONA Carlos (Esp)
107 BEWLEY Sam (Nzl)
108 HAYMAN Mathew (Aus)

Quick-Step Floors

111 GILBERT Philippe (Bel)
112 BAUER Jack (Nzl)
113 BRAMBILLA Gianluca (Ita)
114 DE LA CRUZ David (Esp)
115 GAVIRIA Fernando (Col)
116 LAMPAERT Yves (Bel)
117 STYBAR Zdenek (Cze)
118 TRENTIN Matteo (Ita)

Team Sky

121 DEIGNAN Philip (Ire)
122 DIBBEN Jon (GBr)
123 DOULL Owain (GBr)
124 HART Tao Geoghegan (GBr)
125 HENAO Sebastián (Esp)
126 NIEVE Mikel (Esp)
127 PUCCIO Salvatore (Ita)
128 VAN POPPEL Danny (Ned)

Team Sunweb

131 DUMOULIN Tom (Ned)
132 ARNDT Nikias (Ger)
133 CURVERS Roy (Ned)
134 KELDERMAN Wilco (Ned)
135 MATTHEWS Michael (Aus)
136 SINKELDAM Ramon (Ned)
137 TEUNISSEN Mike (Ned)
138 TIMMER Albert (Ned)

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team

141 IZAGIRRE Ion (Esp)
142 BONIFAZIO Niccolo (Ita)
143 CINK Ondrej (Cze)
145 GRMAY Tsgabu (Eth)
146 GASPAROTTO Enrico (Ita)
147 MORENO Javier (Esp)
148 AGNOLI Valerio (Ita)

Trek – Segafredo

151 PANTANO Jarlinson (Col)
152 DE KORT Koen (Ned)
153 DEGENKOLB John (Ger)
154 FELLINE Fabio (Ita)
155 BRÄNDLE Matthias (Aut)
156 RAST Gregory (Sui)
157 REIJNEN Kiel (USA)
158 VAN POPPEL Boy (Ned)

Team LottoNL-Jumbo

161 KRUIJSWIJK Steven (Ned)
162 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen (Bel)
163 KEIZER Martijn (Ned)
164 LINDEMAN Bert-Jan (Ned)
165 LOBATO Juan José (Esp)
166 MARTENS Paul (Ger)
167 OLIVIER Daan (Ned)
168 TANKINK Bram (Ned)

UAE Team Emirates

171 COSTA Rui (Por)
172 ATAPUMA John Darwin (Col)
173 CONSONNI Simone (Ita)
174 CONTI Valerio (Ita)
175 PETILLI Simone (Ita)
176 KUMP Marko (Slo)
177 MODOLO Sacha (Ita)
178 MOHORIC Matej (Slo)

Aqua Blue Sport

181 BLYTHE Adam (GBr)
182 CHRISTIAN Mark (GBr)
183 DUNNE Conor (Ire)
184 GATE Aaron (Nzl)
185 PEARSON Daniel (GBr)
186 WARBASSE Larry (USA)
187 NORDHAUG Lars Petter (Nor)
188 KREDER Michel (Ned)

CCC Sprandi Polkowice

191 HIRT Jan (Cze)
192 BROŻYNA Piotr (Pol)
194 KOCH Jonas (Ger)
195 PATERSKI Maciej (Pol)
196 PLUCINSKI Leszek (Pol)
197 PONZI Simone (Ita)
198 SAMOILAU Branislau (Blr)

Direct Energie

201 CHAVANEL Sylvain (Fra)
202 ANDERSON Ryan (Can)
203 BOUDAT Thomas (Fra)
204 CALMEJANE Lilian (Fra)
205 DUCHESNE Antoine (Can)
206 GRELLIER Fabien (Fra)
207 HIVERT Jonathan (Fra)
208 QUEMENEUR Perrig (Fra)

Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij

211 WEENING Pieter (Ned)
212 ASSELMAN Jesper (Ned)
213 BUDDING Martijn (Ned)
214 MEIJERS Jeroen (Ned)
215 RIESEBEEK Oscar (Ned)
216 TUSVELD Martijn (Ned)
217 VAN DER HOORN Taco (Ned)
218 VAN DER LIJKE Nick (Ned)

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Three Brits in Team Sky’s line-up for Tour de Suisse

Owain Doull, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jon Dibben are the three British riders in Team Sky’s line-up for the Tour de Suisse (June 10-18)

Three British riders form part of Team Sky‘s eight-man team for the Tour de Suisse, which begins on Saturday (June 10).

Tao Geoghegan Hart, Owain Doull and Jon Dibben are the trio of Britons who are lining up for Sky for the nine-stage tour of Switzerland.

Climbers Sebastián Henao, Mikel Nieve and Geoghegan Hart will be Sky’s men in the mountains on the four climb-heavy days.

>>> Five things to look out for at the Tour de Suisse

There isn’t, however, a stand out leader for Sky. Irishman Philip Deignan, Italian Salvatore Puccio and Dutch sprinter Danny van Poppel are the remaining three riders.

Sky’s best result at the race was Geraint Thomas’ second-place in 2015.

The race has a strong line-up this year: GC riders include Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), reigning champion Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo).

>>> Tour de Suisse 2017 live TV guide

Meanwhile, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) renew their rivalry.

Team Sky: Philip Deignan, Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Sebastián Henao, Mikel Nieve, Salvatore Puccio, Danny van Poppel.

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‘It’s a complete lie’: BMC slam Chris Froome transfer story

The American team have labelled a rumour of Chris Froome moving to the team ‘disrespectful’

“It’s a complete lie” that Chris Froome and BMC Racing are negotiating for 2018, says BMC Racing general manager Jim Ochowicz.

Froome, according to an article in today’s French sports daily L’Equipe, is sick of the problems Team Sky had with Bradley Wiggins, jiffy bags and TUEs.

>>> WorldTour transfer rumours: Who could be switching teams for 2018?

He reportedly discussed a €5 million (£4.34m) annual contract with the American WorldTour team.

“It’s a complete lie. That’s a lie,” Ochowicz told Cycling Weekly. “I wouldn’t even classify it as a rumour. It’s a flat-out lie.”

The American manager attended the Critérium du Dauphiné over the weekend to see his star Richie Porte start.

Porte won the stage four time trial, 23.5 kilometres, by 37 seconds over his former Sky team-mate Froome in eighth place.

Richie Porte has had a fine 2017 season so far and is BMC’s chosen rider for the Tour de France (ASO/A.Broadway)

Froome before stage five also denied L’Equipe‘s article. In January 2016, he signed a contract extension with Sky that runs through 2018.

“The journalist should check the facts. We are talking about the most well-known cyclist in the world and his reputation and him within his own team. It’s disrespectful,” Ochowicz said.

“How do you substantiate a rumour and put a dollar amount down? Just pull it out of the air?”

The three-time Tour de France winner reportedly earns around £4 million (€4.61m) with Team Sky. Porte, in comparison, is said to earn just over €2 million (£1.74m)

“At the moment, no [we would not consider Froome]. I have no interest because I’m happy with what we have with Richie and Greg Van Avermaet. Those two guys are guys are carrying the leadership role in the team to the highest degree of the sport,” Ochowicz continued.

“So, no. Chris Froome is great athlete, any team would love to have him, but it’s just not something that fits into our platform.”

Ochowicz would not comment on the length of Porte’s contract. “We don’t talk about individual contracts, what they have, terms, lengths and amounts. We just don’t do that as a policy.”

BMC is giving Porte sole leadership for the 2017 Tour de France after he shared it with Tejay van Garderen going into the 2016 edition.

Porte won the Tour Down Under and the Tour de Romandie so far this year. His time trial victory on Wednesday puts him on track for the Tour, starting in three weeks in Düsseldorf.

“Richie had a great time trial in the last day in Romandie and that’s what put him in the lead. This time trial also gave him an advantage over the other contenders,” added Ochowicz.

“Valverde is close on his heels, but he has the advantage and not a deficit. We are excited, but it’s a good test for us going into the Tour.”

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