Tag Archives: 2015 Tour de France

Gastroenteritis forces Louis Meintjes out of Le Tour

We are extremely sad to announce that our young South African climber, Louis Meintjes, will abandon the Tour de France today. It was our team’s goal to finish our debut Le Tour with all 9 riders but rider health is our team’s first priority and Louis will be unable to take the start of today’s 18th stage. Louis is only ...

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MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung best team again

Stage 17 of the Tour de France would be another excellent day for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, as our African team consolidated its 2nd place in the team ranking overall by having 3 riders finish in the top 15 on the stage. Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) was the rider who won the stage. With a large break of 28 riders going ...

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MTN-Qhubeka riders impress once again

The 11th stage of the Tour de France had MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung fans on the edge of their seats as Serge Pauwels rode incredibly well to eventually finish in 4th place on the day. The stage victory went to Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo). With most teams believing the break would survive today, there was a huge fight to get into the ...

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Majka wins in the mountains again

Rafal Majka claimed his first victory of the 2015 season as he repeated his two stage victories in Risoul and Saint-Lary-Soulan at the first Tour de France he took part in last year. The Polish climber rode away solo from a breakaway group to clinch the prestigious Souvenir Jacques Goddet at the top of the Tourmalet. A surprise King of ...

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Laurels for Greipel, tears for Bouhanni

Sprinters were seen as the leading roles of stage 5 and they were, sometimes unwittingly. Andre Greipel logically snatched his second win of this Tour in similar weather conditions as the first in the rain and wind of Zealand. By contrast, France’s Nacer Bouhanni, who was looking forward to this long stretch along the battlefield of WWI, crashed after 11 ...

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Rodriguez King of the Mur, Froome back in yellow

Stage 2 will make history in the 102nd Tour de France. Contested like a Spring classic in windy and wet conditions, it created significant differences between hot favorites for the overall classification. Chris Froome and Alberto Contador made the front group in which André Greipel proved to be the fastest against Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish while Fabian Cancellara, third, ...

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Greipel strikes in Zealand, Cancellara moves into the lead

Stage 2 will make history in the 102nd Tour de France. Contested like a Spring classic in windy and wet conditions, it created significant differences between hot favorites for the overall classification. Chris Froome and Alberto Contador made the front group in which André Greipel proved to be the fastest against Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish while Fabian Cancellara, third, ...

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