Check out Simon Yates’s Giro d’Italia destroying Scott RC Addict

Simon Yates’s Scott Addict has been pedalled to some amazing victories already this Giro

There is no denying that Simon Yates has been on fire during the mountain stages of the 101st Giro d’Italia and it has all been aboard his Scott Addict RC Team Edition bike.

Most notably was on stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia where Yates attacked with 18km to go the finish at Sappada.

Despite leading the Giro for a few stages now Scott hasn’t provided Yates with a pink bike. We’ve heard rumours that if he gets to Rome in pink, then he’ll get the pink bike to match.

Simon Yates Scott Addict

Just incase you get the Yates brothers mixed up…

The bike itself is Scott’s lightweight bike, its climbing bike and is made from the brand’s highest grade HMC carbon fibre weighing a claimed 790g for the frame and 300g for the fork.

As you would expect the Mitchelton-Scott team prefers the lighter Addict over the aero Foil in the mountains. 

Simon Yates Scott Addict

Syncros is Scott’s own component brand

Despite being the climbing bike, Yates hasn’t forgotten about aerodynamics and uses Syncros’s integrated handlebar and stem. Although that Garmin 1030 looks rather large sitting out from the handlebar. 

I’d imagine that the Garmin was for training or pre stage amble and it looks as though a Garmin Edge 520 is used during the race.

Simon Yates Scott Addict

More Syncros stuff

Shimano is one of the main partners of the Mitchelton-Scott team and so the Scott Addict is lavished with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 – including sprint shifters – as well as mid-depth Shimano Dura-Ace C40 carbon wheels.

Simon Yates Scott Addict

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 makes changing gear easy

Yates uses the new power meter from the Japanese brand too, which is subtle and just seen within one of the spider arms of the Shimano Dura-Ace chainset.

Below you can see the full spec of Simon Yates’ Scott RC Addict Team Edition:

Frame set: Addict RC special edition
Saddle: Syncros FL 1.0
Seatpost: Syncros FL 1.0 SL
Cockpit: Syncros Addict RR1.0 SL Combo
Groupset: Dura Ace 9100 Di2
Pedals: Dura Ace PD R9100
Bartape: Syncros super light
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace C 40
Crank: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Powermeter

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Police officer sacked after knocking cyclist off bike with baton

Officer dismissed without notice for use of ‘inappropriate force’ before lying about his actions

A police officer has been dismissed by Thames Valley Police after he was found to have used inappropriate force when he attacked a cyclist with his baton before lying about his actions.

PC Adam Scarratt was dismissed over an incident on October 4 2017 when he attempted to stop a man riding a bike on Van Diemen’s Lane in the south of Oxford.

According to Thames Valley Police, PC Scarratt used foul language instead of asking the man to stop. When the man did not stop PC Scarratt then hit him twice with his baton, at which point he stopped before PC Scarratt hit him for a third time and caused him to fall to the ground.

Following the Scarratt then provided a statement that Thames Valley Police described as being “materially inaccurate and untrue”.

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At a misconduct hearing on May 16, PC Scarratt was found to have “breached the standards of professional behaviour with regards to use of force, and also breached the standards of professional behaviour with regards to honesty and integrity”. He was dismissed from the force without notice.

“PC Scarratt’s actions fell well below the standard expected of our officers in that he used force completely inappropriately,” said Deputy Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police John Campbell.

“He then acted dishonestly as he gave an account of the incident that was not true. As such he has been dismissed from the Force without notice.”

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Giro d'Italia stage 16 time trial start times

1 Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:20:00   2 Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:21:00   3 Svein Tuft (Can) Mitchelton-Scott 13:22:00   4 Marco Coledan (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:23:00   5 Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF 13:24:00   6 Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:25:00   7 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 13:26:00   8 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 13:27:00   9 Lennard Hofstede (Ned) Team Sunweb 13:28:00   10 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 13:29:00   11 Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 13:30:00   12 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal 13:31:00   13 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo 13:32:00   14 Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal 13:33:00   15 Markel Irizar (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 13:34:00   16 Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 13:35:00   17 Mitchell Docker (Aus) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 13:36:00   18 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 13:37:00   19 Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 13:38:00   20 William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 13:39:00   21 Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal 13:40:00   22 Florian Senechal (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 13:41:00   23 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy 13:42:00   24 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC Racing Team 13:43:00   25 Sam Bewley (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott 13:44:00   26 Michael Mørkøv (Den) Quick-Step Floors 13:45:00   27 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 13:46:00   28 Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 13:47:00   29 Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:48:00   30 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb 13:49:00   31 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 13:50:00   32 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 13:51:00   33 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin 13:52:00   34 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 13:53:00   35 Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 13:54:00   36 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 13:55:00   37 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF 13:56:00   38 Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 13:57:00   39 Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 13:58:00   40 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) LottoNL-Jumbo 13:59:00   41 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 14:00:00   42 Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 14:01:00   43 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky 14:02:00   44 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 14:03:00   45 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 14:04:00   46 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 14:05:00   47 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 14:06:00   48 Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 14:07:00   49 Jos van Emden (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 14:08:00   50 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 14:09:00   51 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy 14:10:00   52 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin 14:11:00   53 Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 14:12:00   54 Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin 14:13:00   55 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:14:00   56 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:15:00   57 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Movistar Team 14:16:00   58 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal 14:17:00   59 Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 14:18:00   60 Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF 14:19:00   61 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 14:20:00   62 Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team 14:21:00   63 Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 14:22:00   64 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Dimension Data 14:23:00   65 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) BMC Racing Team 14:24:00   66 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 14:25:00   67 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data 14:26:00   68 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 14:27:00   69 Sacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 14:28:00   70 Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy 14:29:00   71 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 14:30:00   72 Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin 14:31:00   73 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo 14:32:00   74 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors 14:33:00   75 Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 14:34:00   76 Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas 14:35:00   77 Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Mitchelton-Scott 14:36:00   78 Anthony Roux (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 14:37:00   79 Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 14:38:00   80 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data 14:39:00   81 Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team 14:40:00   82 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data 14:41:00   83 Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 14:42:00   84 Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 14:43:00   85 Manuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 14:44:00   86 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky 14:45:00   87 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14:46:00   88 Koen Bouwman (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 14:47:00   89 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy 14:48:00   90 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal 14:49:00   91 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 14:50:00   92 Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Team Sunweb 14:51:00   93 Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC Racing Team 14:52:00   94 Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 14:53:00   95 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 14:54:00   96 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team 14:55:00   97 David De La Cruz (Spa) Team Sky 14:56:00   98 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 14:57:00   99 Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates 14:58:00   100 Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 14:59:00   101 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Team Sky 15:00:00   102 Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 15:01:00   103 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 15:02:00   104 Joe Dombrowski (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 15:03:00   105 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 15:04:00   106 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo 15:05:00   107 Nathan Brown (USA) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 15:06:00   108 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal 15:07:00   109 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 15:08:00   110 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors 15:09:00   111 Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF 15:10:00   112 Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Team Sunweb 15:11:00   113 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott 15:12:00   114 François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:13:00   115 Ben Hermans (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy 15:14:00   116 Benjamin King (USA) Dimension Data 15:15:00   117 Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data 15:16:00   118 Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team 15:17:00   119 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:18:00   120 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin 15:19:00   121 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 15:20:00   122 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 15:21:00   123 Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team 15:22:00   124 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 15:23:00   125 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo 15:24:00   126 Robert Gesink (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo 15:25:00   127 Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 15:26:00   128 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team 15:27:00   129 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 15:28:00   130 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 15:29:00   131 Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 15:30:00   132 Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 15:31:00   133 Jack Haig (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 15:32:00   134 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 15:33:00   135 Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors 15:34:00   136 Georg Preidler (Aut) Groupama-FDJ 15:35:00   137 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:36:00   138 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-FDJ 15:37:00   139 Mickael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:38:00   140 Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 15:39:00   141 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Mitchelton-Scott 15:40:00   142 José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin 15:41:00   143 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 15:42:00   144 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 15:43:00   145 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale 15:44:00   146 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky 15:45:00   147 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15:48:00   148 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez 15:51:00   149 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 15:54:00   150 Ben O’Connor (Aus) Dimension Data 15:57:00   151 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 16:00:00   152 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 16:03:00   153 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team 16:06:00   154 George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo 16:09:00   155 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky 16:12:00   156 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 16:15:00   157 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 16:18:00   158 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 16:21:00   159 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 16:24:00   160 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 16:27:00   161 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 16:30:00   

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Giro d’Italia 2018 stage 16 time trial start times

Start times for all 161 remaining riders in the Giro d’Italia’s stage 16 time trial

Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia sees the riders face a crucial 34.2km individual time trial from Trento to Rovereto, which will go a long way to deciding the overall winner of the race in Rome on Sunday.

Despite taking place in the middle of the Alps the course sticks to valley roads and is pan-flat and with few corners, so should suit a powerful pure time triallist.

With race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) looking in unbeatable climbing form, this stage looks like the only chance for Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) to gain time ahead of a mountainous final week.

>>> How much time will Tom Dumoulin take on Simon Yates in the Giro d’Italia time trial?

As time trial world champion, Dumoulin is the favourite for the stage, but will face stiff competition from specialist time triallists such as Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo) who haven’t had to expend extra energy fighting for the overall.

As the last man in the GC, Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier-Triestina) will be the first man down the start ramp at 13:20 local time (12:20 BST), with the top 10 starting at three minute intervals from 16:03.

Riders to watch

8. PEDERSEN Mads (Trek-Segafredo) 13:27:00
13. MULLEN Ryan (Trek-Segafredo) 13:32:00
21. CAMPENAERTS Victor (Lotto-Soudal) 13:40:00
33. DOWSETT Alex (Katusha-Alpecin) 13:52:00
45. KIRYIENKA Vasil (Team Sky) 14:04:00
49. VAN EMDEN Jos (LottoNL-Jumbo) 14:08:00
54. MARTIN Tony (Katusha-Alpecin) 14:13:00
97. DE LA CRUZ David (Team Sky) 14:56:00
151. DENNIS Rohan (BMC Racing) 16:00:00
155. FROOME Chris (Team Sky) 16:12:00
157. LOPEZ Miguel Angel (Astana) 16:18:00
158. PINOT Thibaut (Groupama-FDJ) 16:21:00
159. POZZOVIVO Domenico (Bahrain-Merida) 16:24:00
160. DUMOULIN Tom (Team Sunweb) 16:27:00
161. YATES Simon (Mitchelton-Scott) 16:30

Giro d’Italia stage 16 individual time trial start times (all times CET)

1. FONZI Giuseppe (Wilier-Triestina) 13:20:00
2. ZHUPA Eugert (Wilier-Triestina) 13:21:00
3. TUFT Svein (Mitchelton-Scott) 13:22:00
4. COLEDAN Marco (Wilier-Triestina) 13:23:00
5. SIMION Paolo (Bardiani CSF) 13:24:00
6. BERTAZZO Liam (Wilier-Triestina) 13:25:00
7. VAN POPPEL Boy (Trek-Segafredo) 13:26:00
8. PEDERSEN Mads (Trek-Segafredo) 13:27:00
9. HOFSTEDE Lennard (Team Sunweb) 13:28:00
10. SCHILLINGER Andreas (Bora-Hansgrohe) 13:29:00
11. SAGIV Guy (Israel Cycling Academy) 13:30:00
12. DEBUSSCHERE Jens (Lotto-Soudal) 13:31:00
13. MULLEN Ryan (Trek-Segafredo) 13:32:00
14. FRISON Frederik (Lotto-Soudal) 13:33:00
15. IRIZAR Markel (Trek-Segafredo) 13:34:00
16. VIVIANI Elia (Quick-Step Floors) 13:35:00
17. DOCKER Mitchell (EF Education First-Drapac) 13:36:00
18. SABATINI Fabio (Quick-Step Floors) 13:37:00
19. VAN ASBROECK Tom (EF Education First-Drapac) 13:38:00
20. BONNET William (Groupama-FDJ) 13:39:00
21. CAMPENAERTS Victor (Lotto-Soudal) 13:40:00
22. SENECHAL Florian (Quick-Step Floors) 13:41:00
23. DEMPSTER Zakkari (Israel Cycling Academy) 13:42:00
24. ROELANDTS Jurgen (BMC Racing) 13:43:00
25. BEWLEY Sam (Mitchelton-Scott) 13:44:00
26. MORKOV Michael (Quick-Step Floors) 13:45:00
27. DRUCKER Jean-Pierre (BMC Racing) 13:46:00
28. VAN POPPEL Danny (LottoNL-Jumbo) 13:47:00
29. TURRIN Alex (Wilier-Triestina) 13:48:00
30. CURVERS Roy (Team Sunweb) 13:49:00
31. MAESTRI Mirco (Bardiani CSF) 13:50:00
32. BELKOV Maxim (Katusha-Alpecin) 13:51:00
33. DOWSETT Alex (Katusha-Alpecin) 13:52:00
34. ROY Jeremy (Groupama-FDJ) 13:53:00
35. NOVAK Domen (Bahrain-Merida) 13:54:00
36. FRAPPORTI Marco (Androni-Sidermec) 13:55:00
37. ANDREETTA Simone (Bardiani CSF) 13:56:00
38. MOSCA Jacopo (Wilier-Triestina) 13:57:00
39. KUZNETSOV Viacheslav (Katusha-Alpecin) 13:58:00
40. VAN HOECKE Gijs (LottoNL-Jumbo) 13:59:00
41. BELLETTI Manuel (Androni-Sidermec) 14:00:00
42. HAMILTON Christopher (Team Sunweb) 14:01:00
43. KNEES Christian (Team Sky) 14:02:00
44. LINDEMAN Bert-Jan (LottoNL-Jumbo) 14:03:00
45. KIRYIENKA Vasil (Team Sky) 14:04:00
46. FERNANDEZ Ruben (Movistar) 14:05:00
47. SBARAGLI Kristian (Israel Cycling Academy) 14:06:00
48. BONIFAZIO Niccolo (Bahrain-Merida) 14:07:00
49. VAN EMDEN Jos (LottoNL-Jumbo) 14:08:00
50. LUTSENKO Alexey (Astana) 14:09:00
51. BOIVIN Guillaume (Israel Cycling Academy) 14:10:00
52. PLANCKAERT Baptiste (Katusha-Alpecin) 14:11:00
53. CAVAGNA Remi (Quick-Step Floors) 14:12:00
54. MARTIN Tony (Katusha-Alpecin) 14:13:00
55. BENEDETTI Cesare (Bora-Hansgrohe) 14:14:00
56. BENNETT Sam (Bora-Hansgrohe) 14:15:00
57. SEPULVEDA Eduardo (Movistar) 14:16:00
58. BAK YTTING Lars (Lotto-Soudal) 14:17:00
59. EG Niklas (Trek-Segafredo) 14:18:00
60. BARBIN Enrico (Bardiani CSF) 14:19:00
61. LAENGEN Vegard Stake (UAE Team Emirates) 14:20:00
62. PEDRERO Antonio (Movistar) 14:21:00
63. VENTURINI Clement (Ag2r La Mondiale) 14:22:00
64. VENTER Jaco (Dimension Data) 14:23:00
65. VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco (BMC Racing) 14:24:00
66. VENDRAME Andrea (Androni-Sidermec) 14:25:00
67. GIBBONS Ryan (Dimension Data) 14:26:00
68. NIBALI Antonio (Bahrain-Merida) 14:27:00
69. MODOLO Sacha (EF Education First-Drapac) 14:28:0
70. NEILANDS Krists (Israel Cycling Academy) 14:29:00
71. LADAGNOUS Matthieu (Groupama-FDJ) 14:30:00
72. SCHMIDT Mads Wurtz (Katusha-Alpecin) 14:31:00
73. DIDIER Laurent (Trek-Segafredo) 14:32:00
74. STYBAR Zdenek (Quick-Step Floors) 14:33:00
75. MORABITO Steve (Groupama-FDJ) 14:34:00
76. QUINTANA Dayer (Movistar) 14:35:00
77. JUUL JENSEN Christopher (Mitchelton-Scott) 14:36:00
78. ROUX Anthony (Groupama-FDJ) 14:37:00
79. MARCATO Marco (UAE Team Emirates) 14:38:00
80. BERHANE Natnael (Dimension Data) 14:39:00
81. VILLELLA Davide (Astana) 14:40:00
82. JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques (UAE Team Emirates) 14:41:00
83. BALLERINI Davide (Androni-Sidermec) 14:42:00
84. CARTHY Hugh (EF Education First-Drapac) 14:43:00
85. MORI Manuele (UAE Team Emirates) 14:44:00
86. PUCCIO Salvatore (Team Sky) 14:45:00
87. VAN DER SANDE Tosh (Lotto-Soudal) 14:46:00
88. BOUWMAN Koen (LottoNL-Jumbo) 14:47:00
89. PLAZA Ruben (Israel Cycling Academy) 14:48:00
90. ARMEE Sander (Lotto-Soudal) 14:49:00
91. ZEITS Andrey (Astana) 14:50:00
92. VERVAEKE Louis (Team Sunweb) 14:51:00
93. FRANKINY Kilian (BMC Racing) 14:52:00
94. HAGA Chad (Team Sunweb) 14:53:00
95. CHAVES Esteban (Mitchelton-Scott) 14:54:00
96. DE MARCHI Alessandro (BMC Racing) 14:55:00
97. DE LA CRUZ David (Team Sky) 14:56:00
98. PFINGSTEN Christoph (Bora-Hansgrohe) 14:57:00
99. ATAPUMA Darwin (UAE Team Emirates) 14:58:00
100. DENZ Nico (Ag2r La Mondiale) 14:59:00
101. ELISSONDE Kenny (Team Sky) 15:00:00
102. TORRES Rodolfo (Androni-Sidermec) 15:01:00
103. BOARO Manuele (Bahrain-Merida) 15:02:00
104. DOMBROWSKI Joseph (EF Education First-Drapac) 15:03:00
105. GAVAZZI Francesco (Androni-Sidermec) 15:04:00
106. PANTANO Jarlinson (Trek-Segafredo) 15:05:00
107. BROWN Nathan (EF Education First-Drapac) 15:06:00
108. HANSEN Adam (Lotto-Soudal) 15:07:00
109. CATTANEO Mattia (Androni-Sidermec) 15:08:00
110. CAPECCHI Eros (Quick-Step Floors) 15:09:00
111. CICCONE Giulio (Bardiani CSF) 15:10:00
112. TEN DAM Laurens (Team Sunweb) 15:11:00
113. KREUZIGER Roman (Mitchelton-Scott) 15:12:00
114. BIDARD Francois (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:13:00
115. HERMANS Ben (Israel Cycling Academy) 15:14:00
116. KING Benjamin (Dimension Data) 15:15:00
117. MEINTJES Louis (Dimension Data) 15:16:00
118. DE LA PARTE Victor (Movistar) 15:17:00
119. JAUREGUI Quentin (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:18:00
120. LAMMERTINK Maurits (Katusha-Alpecin) 15:19:00
121. VISCONTI Giovanni (Bahrain-Merida) 15:20:00
122. MONTAGUTI Matteo (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:21:00
123. HIRT Jan (Astana) 15:22:00
124. POLANC Jan (UAE Team Emirates) 15:23:00
125. BATTAGLIN Enrico (LottoNL-Jumbo) 15:24:00
126. GESINK Robert (LottoNL-Jumbo) 15:25:00
127. GROßSCHARTNER Felix (Bora-Hansgrohe) 15:26:00
128. SANCHEZ Luis Leon (Astana) 15:27:00
129. MOHORIC Matej (Bahrain-Merida) 15:28:00
130. CONTI Valerio (UAE Team Emirates 15:29:00
131. ULISSI Diego (UAE Team Emirates) 15:30:00
132. MASNADA Fausto (Androni-Sidermec) 15:31:00
133. HAIG Jack (Mitchelton-Scott) 15:32:00
134. BRAMBILLA Gianluca (Trek-Segafredo) 15:33:00
135. SCHACHMANN Maximilian (Quick-Step Floors)v 15:34:00
136. PREIDLER Georg (Groupama-FDJ) 15:35:00
137. DUPONT Hubert (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:36:00
138. REICHENBACH Sebastien (Groupama-FDJ) 15:37:00
139. CHEREL Mikael (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:38:00
140. ARU Fabio (UAE Team Emirates) 15:39:00
141. NIEVE ITURRALDE Mikel (Mitchelton-Scott) 15:40:00
142. GONCALVES José (Katusha-Alpecin) 15:41:00
143. HENAO Sergio Luis (Team Sky) 15:42:00
144. FORMOLO Davide (Bora-Hansgrohe) 15:43:00
145. WOODS Michael (EF Education First-Drapac) 15:44:00
146. POELS Wout (Team Sky) 15:45:00
147. GENIEZ Alexandre (Ag2r La Mondiale) 15:48:0
148. BETANCUR Carlos (Movistar) 15:51:00
149. OOMEN Sam (Team Sunweb) 15:54:00
150. O’CONNOR Ben (Dimension Data) 15:57:00
151. DENNIS Rohan (BMC Racing) 16:00:00
152. KONRAD Patrick (Bora-Hansgrohe) 16:03:00
153. BILBAO Pello (Astana) 16:06:00
154. BENNETT George (LottoNL-Jumbo) 16:09:00
155. FROOME Chris (Team Sky) 16:12:00
156. CARAPAZ Richard (Movistar) 16:15:00
157. LOPEZ Miguel Angel (Astana) 16:18:00
158. PINOT Thibaut (Groupama-FDJ) 16:21:00
159. POZZOVIVO Domenico (Bahrain-Merida) 16:24:00
160. DUMOULIN Tom (Team Sunweb) 16:27:00
161. YATES Simon (Mitchelton-Scott) 16:30

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Queen's 2018: Cameron Norrie awarded wildcard at Fever-Tree Championships

Cameron Norrie

British number three Cameron Norrie has been awarded a wildcard into the singles at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s in June.

Norrie, 22, is a career-high 102nd in the world rankings and impressed on his Davis Cup debut in February.

Australian four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt and compatriot Nick Kyrgios have received a doubles wildcard.

“[Cam] has shown that he can mix it with the top players on any given day,” said GB Davis Cup captain Leon Smith.

“He now needs to start winning matches regularly in main draws, make the top 100 and push on from there.”

This year’s Queen’s – which will take place from 18-24 June – is set to have the strongest line-up in its 128-year history, with 17 of the world’s top 30 taking part.

World number one Rafael Nadal is one of six players from the top 10 who have signed up to play, with Britain’s five-time winner Andy Murray, who is currently injured, also due to feature in the event.

The 2018 championships will mark only the second time Hewitt and Kyrgios, 23, have played together at a tournament, with the first coming in Montreal three years ago.

Hewitt, 37, retired from singles in 2016 having first won the Queen’s title in 2000, when he defeated Pete Sampras in straight sets when just 19 years old.

“The Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club will always have a special place in my heart,” said Hewitt.

“I still love to compete, I can still play a bit, and to be given the chance to get out there with another Aussie is something I’m really looking forward to.”

The Queen’s Club Championships, now sponsored by drinks brand Fever-Tree, will be live on BBC television, radio and online.

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Look No Further For Luxury Luggage

One is a hero of the skies, the other an icon of style. Together, the mighty Spitfire and the model David Gandy combine to create the Aerodrome Collaboration, an 18-piece collection for luxury brand Aspinal of London that includes pieces inspired by classic military looks, using black and tan calfskin leather and navy canvas.

The core leather used is traditional pilot’s flying jacket grain, while the hardware reflects specific components of the plane. The lock used on some of the pieces is an exact copy of the Spitfire Mk1 firing button, and other Spitfire-inspired design details have been used across handle holders, studs and zip pulls, which are shaped like propellers.

Key pieces include travel bags sized according to trip time (see right), a washbag and a passport cover. For everyday use, there’s a classic-looking briefcase, a zip folio and a leather backpack. As for Gandy’s involvement, he wasn’t just a passenger when it came to the design, which he worked on with a team from Aspinal and M&C Saatchi Merlin.

48 Hour Mission Bag in smooth tan, £995

“My inspiration for the design and details of the collection was taken from the RAF Spitfire, arguably one of the greatest pieces of British engineering of all time,” says Gandy. “All the individual items are an extension of my own personal aesthetic where the sophisticated, subtle feel of luxury and heritage meet with modern usability and technology.

“I’m very proud that the attention to detail has been captured through the quality of the materials as well as the finer details such as the stitching and hardware. It feels masculine, yet functional and stylish.

“As a frequent flier and keen traveller, this collection is an extension of my travelling wardrobe and truly a representation of my own personal style blended with luxury heritage English design.”

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Open Water Junior National Champion Ivan Puskovitch Verbally Commits to USC

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NEW COMMIT: Open water star Ivan Puskovitch has announced his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Southern California, beginning in the fall of 2019.

Puskovitch is a two time Open Water World Junior qualifier. Earlier this month he was the USA Swimming Open Water 7.5K Junior National Champion. The Trojans have a history of attracting and producing open water talent, including Haley AndersonBecca Mann, and Erica Sullivan.

From West Chester, PA, Puskovitch is a junior at Episcopal Academy where he is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a NISCA All-American. He was the 2018 Easterns Champion in the 500 freestyle, and was the four time Inter Academic League Champion in the 500 freestyle and 200 IM. He does his club swimming for Episcopal Academy Aquatic Club. On both teams Puskovitch is coached by Chris Lear.

He said,

“I am honored to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Southern California to continue my academics and swimming! I would like to thank everyone who has helped make this possible, especially my Mom, my Brother and my Coach, Chris Lear. Fight On!”

Puskovitch gets better with distance, but also has some strong IMs. His lifetime bests are (SCY/LCM):

  • 500/400 Free: 4:27.35/3:59.46
  • 1000/800 Free: 9:20.70/8:14.50
  • 1650/1500 Free: 15:32.73/15:45.68
  • 200 IM: 1:50.39/2:09.07
  • 400 IM: 3:54.22/4:28.26
  • 200 Fly: 1:53.43/2:06.73

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Jeana Kempe Rounds Out New Coaching Staff At Auburn

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Jeana Kempe, who spent the past six seasons as part of the staff at LSU, has been hired as an assistant coach by Gary Taylor at Auburn, Taylor announced on Monday.

“I’m really excited to welcome Jeana to the Auburn Swimming and Diving Family,” Taylor said. “I think one of the things that really excited me the most about Jeana was her energy, enthusiasm and passion for Auburn and really wanting to have an opportunity to be here. I am drawn to people that are drawn to me and that are drawn to Auburn University and Jeana was from day one. She is a ball of energy, very out-going and very easy to communicate with.

“Jeana will be a fantastic recruiter and will get to know her athletes on a really deep and personal level,” Taylor continued. “She comes to us with great swimming experience at the NCAA Division I level at UCLA but she also has some really good coaching experience at Northern Arizona first and then over the past six years at LSU. She will be a tremendous asset to this program in a variety of areas.”

Kempe began her career at LSU as an assistant coach in Oct. 2012 before being promoted to Associate Head Women’s Coach in April 2017.

“I am honored and really excited to be a part of the future of the Auburn Swimming and Diving program,” Kempe said. “Gary’s personality is infectious and his vision for Auburn is second-to-none.”

During Kempe’s time at LSU the women’s team has reached new heights, finishing fifth at the SEC Championships in 2016, its highest finish since the 2011-12 season. The program also sent a program record 11 swimmers and divers to NCAA Championships in back-to-back years.

Kempe also aided in individual success, especially the development of Caley Oquist into the top backstroke specialist in program history. In four seasons, Oquist broke school records in the 100 and 200 backstroke and qualified for NCAA Championships three straight seasons.

In addition to working with Oquist, Kempe contributed to Colleen O’Neil’s growth in the breaststroke events. In three seasons under Kempe, O’Neil qualified individually for NCAA’s in the 100 breast and 200 breast and set the second-fastest 100 and 200 breast times in school history. At the 2016 NCAA Championships, O’Neil was also a part of the school record 400-medley relay team.

Kempe has also worked with men’s team members Silas Dejean, Garrett House and Harry Ackland during her time in Baton Rouge. Dejean was a part of the 400-medley relay school record team and also qualified for NCAA Championships with two relays in 2015. Dejean, Ackland and House also swam times on LSU’s top-10 list.

“I would like to thank Dave (Geyer) and Doug Shaffer for the opportunity to be a part of the LSU program over the last six years,” Kempe said. “I appreciate the time I have spent in Baton Rouge growing as a coach. My time here has shaped the person I am today.”

Prior to her stint at LSU, Kempe served as an assistant coach for two years at Northern Arizona. Kempe led NAU swimmers to 14 NCAA ‘B’ cuts and 14 school records. In addition, 28 program all-time top-five swims were registered.

NAU posted two top-three finishes at the WAC Championships with Kempe as an assistant coach, including a second place finish in 2012. Four NAU swimmers were named Mid-Major All-Americans during the 2011-12 season. The swimmers won five individual titles during the 2012 WAC Championships.

During her time in Flagstaff, Kempe also worked with developing the training schedule and dry land programs, organizing recruiting logistics and coordinating alumni relations.

Kempe, the former Jeana Fuccillo, was a four-year letter winner at UCLA. She helped lead the Bruins to a pair of second-place finishes in the Pac-12 Conference during her career. She was a three-time top-eight finisher at the Pac-12 Championships and served as team captain her senior season.

Following her collegiate swimming career, Kempe worked in the UCLA athletic department. Kempe mentored student-athletes and helped them succeed in the class room.

Kempe worked as an academic graduate assistant in the NAU athletic department while pursuing her graduate studies in the college of education. As a graduate assistant, she helped the academic coordinators in eligibility and performance of student-athletes.

While in Flagstaff, Kempe gained coaching experience working with the Flagstaff Peaks Aquatic Club.

Prior to swimming at UCLA, Kempe was the Illinois High School Swimmer of the Year, a Junior National Champion, Olympic Trials qualifier (2000 and 2004), National Junior Team member and a US National Finalist.

Kempe, a native of Lebanon, Ill., was an Athletic Director’s Honor Roll selection at UCLA and earned her undergraduate degree in sociology in 2007. She completed her master’s degree in educational psychology and human relations at NAU in December 2009.

Kempe and her husband, Andrew, have a daughter, Avery.

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Tom Dumoulin downplays time trial advantage at Giro d'Italia

If Tom Dumoulin has something akin to home court advantage when the Giro d’Italia resumes with the Rovereto time trial on Tuesday, then the rainbow-festooned time trial bike perched next to him during his rest day press conference had the feel of a championship banner hanging from the rafters.

Based on that lofty reputation alone, Dumoulin might expect to recoup his 2:11 deficit to Simon Yates in the general classification during the 34km test from Trento to Rovereto, but after reconnoitring the course on Monday, the Dutchman struck a cautious note about the likelihood of making such gains on stage 16.

“I don’t think so, because it’s super fast, and if you go in a TT position with the tailwind we had today in the recon, then even if you do only 300 Watts, you are going at 50kph, and eventually there is a limit to how much faster you can go,” Dumoulin said. “The time differences will not be very big I guess, but it depends a bit on the wind. If the wind is like today I think the differences will be small, and he would have to do a bad TT to lose his jersey to me.”

The prevailing conditions in this Giro are not as favourable to Dumoulin as they were a year ago when he seized the pink jersey with a crushing victory in the Montefalco time trial in week two and then secured his overall win in the concluding test in Milan. Stage 16 is the only time trial left in this year’s race – Dumoulin won the short opener in Israel – while Yates, already winner of three stages, will surely relish the trio of tough Alpine days in the final week. On Tuesday afternoon, every last pedal stroke counts for Dumoulin along Strada Provinciale 90.

“I like any time trial, but I’ve seen nicer courses for me personally,” Dumoulin said. “This one is straightforward, along the highway, fast. There are a few corners especially at the end, it goes slightly up and down but not a lot, it’s mostly pushing power in a straight line.”

Chasing Yates

Since Dumoulin stalked Yates up the final climb to Osimo’s historic centre on stage 11, the Giro has had the feel of a duel between the defending champion and the British debutant, with each man repeating the same mantra on an almost daily basis. For Yates, the mission was to put ‘minutes’ into Dumoulin ahead of the time trial. Dumoulin, for his part, reckons that Yates cannot be beaten if he maintains his current level of performance through the third week of the race.

“[Yates] always been a strong rider in the past years, and he’s still young, but he’s really stepped up his game like I did last year. That’s nice for him and not so nice for me,” Dumoulin said.

“It would be quite remarkable if I won in Rome looking at how the situation is now, but anything can happen, and stranger things have happened in the past in Grand Tours in the third week, so I am keeping my hopes up. I’ll just fight every day until Rome.”

It was put to Dumoulin that Thursday’s opening Alpine leg, where the final haul to Pratonevoso is the only climb, was similar to the stage he won at Oropa 12 months ago, but he was cautious about whether he could repeat the feat against this opposition.

“I like stages like that, rather than one with five mountains, but given how Yates is riding now, I don’t have the advantage over him on climbs,” Dumoulin said. He was sceptical, too, about the prospect of Yates suffering a giornata no in the two mammoth days that follow.

“There’s all kind of tactical stuff you can do, but you still have to drop him first, and I don’t know where to do that at the moment. I am just waiting, waiting, waiting, and hoping the moment comes.”

Dumoulin described his own physical performance at this year’s Giro as being roughly in line with his 2017 showing, with the usual caveats that no two races and no two efforts are exactly equivalent. Following Saturday’s severe finale to Monte Zoncolan, meanwhile, it was pointedly noted on social media that the times of stage winner Chris Froome and maglia rosa Simon Yates were the quickest on the ascent since 2007. Dumoulin, who placed 5th on the stage, 37 seconds down, said that he could vouch for his own performance on the Zoncolan.

“With the past of cycling, I can completely understand that there are questions, but I know I did it clean,” Dumoulin said. “You don’t have to believe me, but I know for myself that I did it clean, and I only lost a little bit of time on Froome, half a minute or a little more. What can I say about it?”

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Jennah Haney Returning To Wisconsin As Assistant Coach

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Jennah Haney is headed home.

The former Wisconsin swimmer has been named to the Badgers’ coaching staff, first-year head coach Yuri Suguiyama announced Monday.

“Jennah’s energy and enthusiasm are going to impact our program right away,” Suguiyama said. “She is a talented, passionate, hard-working coach and I’m thrilled to have her coming back to Madison.”

“It’s always been a dream of mine to return home to Wisconsin and coach for the Badgers,” Haney said.

“It was an easy decision after coming back to campus and meeting Yuri. The amount of energy he brings, just being around him for a short amount of time, you couldn’t help but be excited. It’s something I knew I wanted to be a part of.

“I look forward to doing anything I can to help him lead the program.”

Haney spent the past two seasons on staff at Akron, serving one year as a graduate assistant before being named assistant coach in 2017-18. In addition to her on-deck role, she served as the Zips’ recruiting coordinator.

A native of Milton, Wisconsin, Haney was a four-year letterwinner for the Badgers who competed in the breaststroke and individual medley. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors three times and was named recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award as a freshman.

Haney graduated from UW in 2014 with a business degree in consumer affairs and went on to earn a master’s in education/sport science at Akron in 2017.

Prior to joining the staff at Akron, Haney spent a year as an assistant coach with T2 Aquatics in Naples, Florida. Her responsibilities included serving as lead coach for the program’s senior performance and senior one groups.

“One of the things that stands out about Jennah is that she brings a great perspective,” Suguiyama said. “Club swimming is the heartbeat of college swimming and Jennah’s recent experiences there, combined with her experience working with a championship-level program in Akron, will be invaluable.”

Haney’s coaching career began in Madison, where she spent a year as a coach with Badger Aquatic Club after finishing her time as a competitive swimmer.

She and fellow UW alum Kristy Brager are the newcomers named to Suguiyama’s first staff. They are joined by returning assistant coach Neil Caskey and diving coach Anton Slobounov.

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