Adam Yates wins GP Industria & Artigianato for second time in four years

Adam Yates was the fastest man in the lead group of six to win the GP Industria & Artigianato in Italy.

Adam Yates won the GP Industria & Artigianato race in Italy for the second time in four years on Sunday, winning the sprint from the six-man lead group.

Yates and five other riders, including defending champion Simon Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac), sprung clear from the peloton with just over 15km remaining and having kept the chasers at bay, the Briton was the fastest in the sprint.

Fourth and the best young rider in last year’s Tour de France, it is only Yates’ fifth professional win in his career: his last victories were in the 2015 Clásica de San Sebastián, and the GP Industria & Artigianato in 2014.

“I tried to give it some welly on the last climb, but I couldn’t get away from the other guys so I had to wait for the sprint,” the 24-year-old said afterward. “I wasn’t lucky but I am not renowned as a sprinter so it’s a good win for me.”

>>> Adam Yates: Straight talking Brit who just wants to race his bike and win

The one-day race started and finished in Larciano and climbed San Baronto multiple times. A cohesive break struggled to form, but when it did it contained Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin), Davide Orrico (Sangemini-MG.Kvis), Adriano Brogi (GM Europa Ovini) and Angelo Raffaele (d’Amico-Utensilnord), building a gap of over seven minutes.

Unlikely to last to the finish, though, Politt distanced the other three before being caught himself at 43km, when Rob Power (Orica-Scott) and Bora-Hansgrohe increased the pressure on the rolling Tuscan roads.

Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida) clipped off the front soon after, being joined by Davide Ballerini (Androno-Giocattoli), but their lead was short-lived.

On the penultimate climb of San Baronto – where Clarke made his race-winning move last year – a group of five went clear that included the Australian.

Caught, a new group, superior to the last one, formed, and this time Clarke’s company was teammate Rigoberto Uran, Yates, Richard Carapaz (Movistar) and Androni-Giocattoli pair, Egan Bernal and Mattia Cattaneo.

Bahrain Merida headed the chase but the lead group crested the final ascent of San Baronto as one, holding a lead of 23 seconds with seven kilometres remaining.

Benal and Cattaneo both attempted long-distance sprints as the finished line approached, but within the last few hundred metres, it was Carapaz in front. The Ecuadorian had a sizeable lead at one point but Yates came to the right and edged around him to take the win.

Results

GP Industria & Artigianato (199.2km)

1. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott in 4-50-00
2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at
3. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac same time
4. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androno-Giocattoli at 2secs
5. Egan Bernal (Col) Androno-Giocattoli at same time
6. Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac at 4secs
7. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androno-Giocattoli at 17secs
8. Filippo Pozzato (Ita( Wilier Triestina at 18secs
9. Paolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini-MG.Vis at same time
10. Joaquín José Rojas (Esp) Movistar at 19 secs


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The weather at Dwars door West-Vlaanderen looks absolutely grim

Dwars door West-Vlaanderen is taking place in sleet, high winds and with a temperature feel of -2.

Following Wednesday’s weather-affected La Samyn, riders at today’s Dwars door West-Vlaanderen are dealing with much more of the same: torrential rain and high winds.

Former Quick-Step rider and now of Wanty-Groupe Gobert Guillaume Van Keirsbulck won La Samyn in the week, but if the Belgian was hoping for kinder conditions in today’s race in West Flanders, then he will be sorely disappointed.

The wind has not abated – averaging close to 25mph – and the wet weather has not relented, with the grey skies unleashing a deluge of rain and sleet. To make matters worse for the riders, the temperature of 6-8°C actually feels like -2°C.

After just 30 minutes of racing the conditions had already taken its toll, splitting the field into four separate echelons.

Videos on Twitter show just how foul the weather was during the sign-on.

The weather, admittedly, makes it more exciting for the fans. Eurosport Player are showing live coverage of the race from 2.40pm.


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Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win Mexico Open doubles

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares celebrate their win at the Mexican Open

Top seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares won their first ATP doubles title of 2017 at the Mexican Open.

They beat American John Isner and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 in Acapulco.

It is their fourth title since Briton Murray teamed up with the Brazilian last year.

“Today was a difficult match. We knew we weren’t going to get loads of chances, but we were able to take the ones we had,” said Murray.

“We did well to win the first match this week [against Marin Cilic and Nikola Mektic],” added Murray. “But that’s what often happens in doubles.

“You squeeze through the first match and go on to win the tournament.”

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Swimming World Magazine Presents the 2017 Camp Directory

Swimming World Presents the 2017 Camp Directory

For over 40 years Swimming World has been featuring swim camps from around the country in our annual Swim Camp Directory. This month Swimming World is excited to present a nine-page directory of camps for you to choose from.

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FEATURES
014 AMERICAN SWIMMING TEAM (Part IV): PRESENT—THE CORE AND BASE OF THE TEAM
by Chuck Warner
In this fourth of a six-part series on the American Swimming Team, Swimming World addresses the questions: Where do American world-ranked swimmers come from? Which LSCs are most successful at developing them? And why?

016 TEXAS—NOBODY BETTER
by Dan D’Addona
After dominating the last two NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the University of Texas is poised for a three-peat…and they have the talent to win big again!

020 STANFORD—THE PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE
by Dan D’Addona
Not even a relay disqualification—which hurt Stanford’s chances of winning last year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships—can prevent the Cardinal from taking the title at this year’s meet.

024 FAMILIAR FAVORITES
by James Sica, Diana Pimer and David Rieder
At the start of every season, there’s always hope for a new team to make its way to the top. But in NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA swimming circles, the top teams just have a way of continuing their winning traditions.

028 OLYMPIC-SIZED DREAMS COME TRUE
by Annie Grevers
Twenty-one-year-old Rio rookie Ryan Murphy navigated the Olympic waters last summer like a seasoned sailor and produced golden results, winning three gold medals and setting a world record in the 100 meter backstroke.

COACHING
009 SPECIAL SETS: TAPER TIPS
by Michael J. Stott
University of Georgia associate head coach Harvey Humphries along with Stanford women’s head coach Greg Meehan and associate head coach Tracy Clusser talk taper

010 LESSONS WITH THE LEGENDS: MIKE PEPPE
by Michael J. Stott

012 SWIMMING TECHNIQUE MISCONCEPTIONS: VIDEO
by Rod Havriluk
Two common misconceptions are that video is an appropriate technology to evaluate the technique of competitive swimmers…and that the video of a champion provides an appropriate model for effective technique. In reality, video does not provide the quantitative data necessary to evaluate technique accurately and unequivocally.

032 RESISTANCE TRAINING: DRAGSOX, PARACHUTES AND OTHER TOOLS
by Michael J. Stott
This is the third and final article of a multipart series on resistance training and how coaches are using it to make their athletes stronger and faster in the water.

043 Q&A WITH COACH BILL WADLEY
by Michael J. Stott

044 HOW THEY TRAIN MATT McHUGH
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING
027 DRYSIDE TRAINING: THE IM DRYLAND WORKOUT
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER
047 UP & COMERS
by Taylor Brien

COLUMNS & SPECIAL SECTIONS
008 A VOICE FOR THE SPORT
034 2017 SWIM CAMP DIRECTORY
048 GUTTER TALK
050 PARTING SHOT

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Team Sky doctor prevented Richard Freeman from applying for a fourth Bradley Wiggins TUE

Team Sky doctor Alan Farrell changed the password to the system where doctors request TUEs; Dr Richard Freeman was intending to apply for a TUE for Bradley Wiggins before the 2013 Tour of Britain.

Team Sky doctor prevented Dr Richard Freeman from applying for a fourth therapeutic exemption order (TUE) for Bradley Wiggins, just days before the 2013 Tour of Britain, a race he won.

It is reported in today’s Sunday Times that Alan Farrell, another doctor at Sky, changed the team’s password for the World Anti-Doping Agency’s ADAMS (anti-doping administration and management system) – the program where doctors formally request a TUE – after hearing that Freeman was wanting to apply for a Wiggins TUE before the national tour; it is not known what substance Freeman was hoping to be permitted to give Wiggins.

A new password for ADAMS is required every six months, and three days before the Tour of Britain, Farrell changed Sky’s, without informing Freeman. Farrell explained why he refused to notify Freeman of the password to fellow doctor Richard Usher, who was Sky’s medic at the upcoming race. Usher was supportive of Farrell’s actions.

>>> Everything you need to know about the British Cycling/Sky mystery package saga

In the latest revelation surrounding an investigation that is increasingly becoming focused on the circumspect practises of Freeman, The Sunday Times‘ David Walsh also reveals:

  • Freeman took delivery of an unknown quantity of banned testosterone patches in 2011. He has informed the UK Anti-Doping authorities that they were not intended for any British Cycling or Sky riders and that they were returned, claiming that the delivery was an administrative error.
  • Other doctors at Team Sky disapproved of Wiggins being granted three TUEs to take triamcinolone before the 2011 and 2012 Tour de Frances and 2013 Giro d’Italia. They believed that it was at odds with the team’s ethical standards.
  • 60 and 70 vials of triamcinolone were delivered to British Cycling’s Manchester headquarters in 2011, each containing 40mg.
  • The three other doctors at Sky in 2011 – Steve Baynes, Phil Riley and Usher – were not consulted on Wiggins’ TUE before that year’s Giro, and didn’t find out that one had been administrated until some time later.
  • Farrell was apparently unhappy with the lack of communication between Freeman and his colleagues. Sir Dave Brailsford, the team’s principal, was aware of the tension, but Freeman continued to look after Wiggins.
  • Not long after the 2013 Tour of Britain, Sky introduced a new policy whereby a TUE had to be signed off by two or more doctors.

>>> British Cycling acknowledges ‘serious failings’ over medical package, while Sky deny wrongdoing

These revelations increase the pressure on Freeman, whose actions have come under intense scrutiny.

Dr Steve Peters, a BC doctor, told the Sunday Times about the delivery of testosterone patches. “I was with a colleague when the order arrived and it was immediately brought to our attention. Dr Freeman, who was responsible for ordering medical supplies, explained that the order had never been placed and so must have been sent in error,” he said.

“He contacted the supplier by phone the same day and they confirmed this. I asked Dr Freeman to repack and return it to the supplier, and to make sure they provided written confirmation that it was sent in error and had been received.

“That confirmation arrived and was shown to me by Dr Freeman. I was satisfied that this was simply an administrative error and it wasn’t necessary to escalate it further, and so Dave Brailsford was not made aware.”

After UKAD’s Nicole Sapstead told a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee last week that the amount of triamcinolone delivered far exceeded what one rider would require, Freeman told UKAD that he treated other staff with the drug.

Brailsford has said that he was given triamcinolone in 2008 to treat a knee injury, while GB coach Keith Lambert has also admitted to being given the drug.

Freeman was due to appear at the Parliament Select Committee last week but didn’t, citing illness. It is reported elsewhere that he declined to give evidence via video link.


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Mexican Open: Sam Querrey shocks Rafael Nadal to win title

American tennis player Sam Querrey

American Sam Querrey claimed the biggest title of his career after defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final of the Mexican Open.

The world number 40 won 6-3 7-6 (7-3) against the second seed, who was chasing his 70th career title.

The Spaniard had reached the final without dropping a set but he had no answer to Querrey’s power.

The 29-year-old from California served 19 aces and hit a host of groundstroke winners.

He did not face a break point in the opening set in Acapulco, racing through it in 29 minutes and breaking the Nadal serve to love in the eighth game with a crosscourt backhand winner.

The Spaniard, 30, fought back in the second set but failed to convert any of his six break point opportunities.

It allowed Querrey, who had beaten three top-10 players, plus Britain’s Kyle Edmund, on his way to the final, to capitalise in the tie-break and dispatch the 14-time major champion for his ninth ATP title.

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New Jersey State High School Championship Preview

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By Katie Wingert, Swimming World College Intern. 

New Jersey’s top high school girls are poised to deliver at tomorrow’s finals of the individual state championship meet. The competition will start at the Gloucester Institute of Technology in Sewell at 10 am on March 5.

The meet will open with a tight 200 yard medley relay race. Montgomery leads the field with a 1:47.33 entry time, but Mendham (1:47.65) and Chatham (1:47.67) are not far behind. Meanwhile, sitting at a deceiving seventh in the psych sheets, the returning state champion and record holder, Scotch Plains Fanwood, maintains the same squad as last year with the exception of their anchor (DeeDee Maizes). Scotch Plains seems likely to move up at least a few more platforms on the podium at finals.

In the women’s 200 yard freestyle, Ocean City’s Amanda Nunan will aim to defend her title in her final high school season. Nunan swam a conservative 1:50.67 in the prelims, which was good for second seed to top-ranked Sophia Kudryashova—the only woman under 1:50, with a 1:49.11—of New Providence. Solidly seeded third, Hillsborough’s Megan Bull posted a 1:50.88 this morning and looks likely to be in the thick of the hunt for gold.

Bull’s choice to swim the 200 freestyle, after silver medaling in the 200 IM last year, leaves the IM field far more open. Caroline Gmelich, a senior from Trinity Hall who placed fifth last year, currently holds the top seed in the event with a 2:05.60. Freshman Grace Yoon of Cherry Hill East owns the second seed in 2:06.45, and just behind her, returning champion Sarah Hardy of Bishop George Ahr (2:06.69) is also poised for the podium.

Meanwhile, a battle is once again brewing in the girls’ 50 yard freestyle. Ryann Styer (23.43) of Ocean City and Abbey Berloco (23.61), who transferred from Princeton High School to Notre Dame this year, will once again duel in the 50 freestyle. Last year, it was Berloco who came out ahead, with Styer only 0.22 seconds behind. The blazing heat promises to parallel last year’s top heat; five of the eight swimmers are returning from the 2016 A-Final, including third-place seed (and 2016 bronze medalist) Darlene Fung.

The 100-yard butterfly promises to be similarly exciting, as last year’s silver medalist, Monika Burzynska of Colonia—seeded with a 55.86—prepares to face off against Pasvack Valley School’s Cassidy Freeman (55.98). The entire heat remains thick with 56-second seed times, including that of third-place seed, Manasquan’s Kathryn Petrone (56.15), as well as that of Mendham’s Mary Laurita (56.48), fresh out of the 50 freestyle.

The 100 yard freestyle will pit the meet’s star distance swimmer, Sophia Kudryashova, against the meet’s star sprinter, Abbey Berloco. Kudryashova is currently the top seed with a 50.79, while Berloco posted a 51.14 in the prelims. To round out the bunch, Immaculate Heart’s Kate Sheridan will prepare for finals at a 51.59.

In the 500 freestyle, Ocean City High School’s Amanda Nunan and Maggie Wallace, last year’s champion and runner-up, respectively, will once again lead the pack. Last year, Nunan broke the meet record and set the pace for Wallace, who finished six seconds behind her. This year, Wallace (4:51.00) goes into Sunday’s final ahead of Nunan (4:51.69), and their closest competitor, Gloucester Catholic’s Emily Jones, remains ten seconds behind (5:01.30).

In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Ocean City High School combined the talents of Nunan and Wallace, along with those of Andrea Teofanova and 50 freestyler Styer for a speedy prelims swim of 1:36.66. Immaculate Heart Academy is not far behind with a well-rounded group of girls, seeded with a 1:36.90. Morristown High School is set up for third, in 1:37.57, but Notre Dame High School—headed up by Berloco, with a prelims time of 1:37.60—seems likely to battle for a spot on the podium as well.

This year’s 100 backstroke final promises to be fast. Last year’s second-place finisher, senior Gmelich of Trinity Hall, is seeded first with a 55.19. She is followed by Shay Hollander of Mount Saint Mary’s Academy, who posted a 56.15 in prelims, and Wall’s Grace Kayal, who dropped considerable time during prelims for her 56.35. Mackenzie O’Connor of Bishop Eustace, the 2016 bronze medalist, is another swimmer to watch. She is currently seeded fifth with a 57.01.

The final individual event of the meet, the girls’ 100 breaststroke, promises to be a close one, as the top eight competitors are all within 1.05 seconds of one another. Yoon currently leads the pack with a 1:04 flat. Rachel Maizes of Scotch Plains, last year’s bronze medalist, is seeded second with a 1:04.09, while Ping’s Lindsay Rispoli posted a 1:04.58 during prelims.

The finals will conclude with the girls’ 400 yard freestyle relay. Immaculate Heart Academy is currently ahead of the field with a 3:31.49, but, based on the split times of Ocean City High School (3:32.77) and Chatham High School (3:34.92), the race for gold will likely be closer than the prelim results might suggest.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile – 2017 Meet of Champions. 

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Ashley Twichell Wins 800 Free Out of Early Heat at Indy Pro Swim

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16-year-old Argentinian Delfina Pignatiello posted the fastest time in the final heat of the 800 free, but her 8:38.49 was not quick enough to beat out the time put up by North Carolina Aquatic Club’s Ashley Twichell in the morning heats.

Twichell won the event with a 8:36.17, six seconds behind her top time this season, an 8:30.19 from the arena Pro Swim Series meet in Austin that ranks third in the world.

Pignatiello finished second, and Carmel’s Emma Nordin took third in 8:46.32, just ahead of Great Britain’s Isobell Griffiths, who ended up fourth in 8:46.47.

Mary-Sophie Harvey finished fifth in 8:47.11, while Japan’s Runa Kasahara (8:50.75), Eliot Kennedy (8:52.33) and Great Britain’s Leah Crisp (8:53.41) completed the top eight.

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Melanie Margalis Dominates Back Half of Indy 200 IM

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Athens Bulldog’s Melanie Margalis was behind Island’s Sarah Darcel after the butterfly leg, but she pulled away after that on her way to a dominant, 3.55-second victory. Margalis finished in 2:10.43, just behind Japanese swimmers Rikako Ikee and Ruma Imai. Margalis’ previous season best had been a 2:11.06 from the Austin Pro Swim Series meet in January.

Finishing second was Darcel in 2:13.98, and Great Britain’s Hannah Miley took fourth in 2:15.51. Just behind her was another Brit, Abbie Wood, who touched in 2:15.72.

China’s Ye Shiwen, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the event, finished fifth in 2:15.78, and she was followed by three swimmers all competing in their second final of the night: Island’s Hilary Caldwell (2:16.78), Canada’s Kayla Sanchez (2:18.15) and Club Wolverine’s Miranda Tucker (2:18.45).

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