Cort sprints to ORICA-BikeExchange's third victory at La Vuelta a Espana pubblicato il 09/09/2016
 
 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

 
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Cort sprints to ORICA-BikeExchange's third victory at La Vuelta a Espana

 
     
 

ORICA-BikeExchange sealed their third stage victory at this year’s Vuelta a Espana today with 23-year-old Magnus Cort sprinting to a magnificent win on stage 18 in the Dane's first appearance at a Grand Tour.

A windy, yet mainly uneventful, stage saw an early breakaway of five riders develop a maximum lead of seven minutes before the controlled peloton made the catch with ten kilometres left to race.

ORICA-BikeExchange moved determinedly up the field as the battle for position began and it was Cort who exploded out of the bunch to take his first win for the team after jumping to the left and accelerating brilliantly to the line.

“It’s really fantastic, a big dream come true,” said Cort at the finish. “Our main goal at the moment is the general classification and protecting Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates, but every now and again we get the opportunity to give it a try.”

Read the full report here.

 
     
 

Backstage Pass - Stage 18 La Vuelta

 
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From sex symbol to Grand Tour stage winner... all within 48hours. Enjoy all of the behind-the-scenes footage of today's victory with Backstage Pass here.

 
 

Photo Gallery - Stage 18 La Vuelta

 
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23-year-old Dane Magnus Cort claimed the stage 18 victory at the Vuelta a Espana, his first ever Grand Tour appearance.

Re-live all of the action from stage 18 via the photos, courtesy of Graham Watson.

 
 

Christian Meier announces his retirement

 
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Canadian Christian Meier has decided to finish his professional racing career at the end of the 2016 season.

Having been a member of the Australian team since it’s inception in 2012, the former Canadian champion has been a huge contributor to the many team victories as a passionate and selfless support rider.

“I have been racing for many years now,” said Meier. “Although I still love the bike and I continue to enjoy riding, my passions outside of cycling have been growing.”

Read the full story here.




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