Astana Lastest news

Paris-Nice. Team successfully defends the lead at Stage 5, Magnus Cort finishing 4th

The riders of Astana Pro Team successfully defended the leaders jersey of Luis Leon Sanchez at Stage 5 of Paris-Nice. Only the day’s breakaway was threatening the lead halfway the stage. But by decreasing the gap in today’s final, no harm was done, finishing close to the strongest rider of the breakaway, Jerome Cousin. Magnus Cort sprinted to a 4th place behind Andre Greipel, finishing behind the two breakaway riders.

- It was a good stage of the whole team today, protecting me well and working in the front. The first climb was a hard one, but I think we did a good job by controlling the race. That Magnus Cort managed to finish 2nd in the sprint behind the breakaway was impressive after the work he had done today. We’re confident for the stages to follow, but still everything can happen, - told Luis Leon Sanchez.

After yesterday’s Time Trial, today was a new challenge for the peloton at Paris-Nice, climbing the first 1st category climb of the race at Stage 5. Riding from Salon-de-Provence to Sisteron, 163.5 kilometers, the riders had to conquer 4 climbs in total of which one 3rd category climb in the final 15 kilometers.

In the first phase of the stage, 4 riders got clear for the day’s breakaway: Nils Politt, Nicolas Edet, Jérôme Cousin and Julien El Fares. These riders had a maximum advantage of 5.50 at the top of Col de Lagarde-d'Apt (1st cat.). After this climb the gap decreased because of a pulling Astana Pro Team leading the pack.

At today’s final climb, 12 kilometers before the finish, half of the breakaway dropped. Only Politt and Cousin were still in the front of the chasing peloton, making it into the final kilometer. It was Jerome Cousin finishing in front of a rushing peloton, where Magnus Cort sprinted to a 4th place behind Andre Greipel.

A harder stage is expected for tomorrow, with the Colle sur Loup (1st cat.) in the final 10 kilometers, after multiple climbs riding from Sisteron to Vence (188km).

 

Photo credit: Bettiniphoto

Facebook VK Twitter Google Pinterest Email Print
Tags
MOTOREX ALEXEY LUTSENKO NAMEDSPORT> CERAMICSPEED GIROVIRTUAL FUGLSANG BOARO GIDICH MARTINELLI ARANBURU IZAGIRRE HOULE FRAILE LUTSENKO PREMIER TECH GIORDANA PROLOGO WILIER TRIESTINA LIMAR DAVIDE MARTINELLI OLYMPIC GAMES ZAKHAROV VINOKUROV KUURNE-BRUXELLES-KUURNE HUGO ALEX OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD MANUELE UAE TOUR FOFONOV MAZZOLENI OMLOOP HET NIEUWSBLAD ELITE VUELTA A ANDALUCIA JAKOB VOLTA AO ALGARVE LOPEZ RUTA DEL SOL CENGHIALTA ZANINI TOUR DE LA PROVENCE VLASOV CLASICA DE ALMERIA SHEFER VUELTA CICLISTA MURCIA SANCHEZ ALEKSANDR WIN STALNOV VUELTA DE MURCIA VOLTA A LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA SAUDI TOUR IZAGIRRE ION YEVGENIY DAVIDE SANTOS TOUR DOWN UNDER DE VREESE SCHWALBE CLASSIC ASTANA PRO TEAM ARGON 18 FOMINYKH BOHORQUEZ TOUR OF GUANGXI VILLELLA BALLERINI KUDUS GREGAARD IL LOMBARDIA GRAN PIEMONTE ZEITS MILANO-TORINO TRE VALLI VARESINE YAKOVLEV GRAN PREMIO BRUNO BEGHELLI CRO RACE GIRO DELL'EMILIA PRONSKIY RODRIGUEZ UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CORT FELLINE GRUZDEV MEMORIAL MARCO PANTANI TROFEO MATTEOTTI COPPA SABATINI BIZHIGITOV GIRO DELLA TOSCANA VUELTA A ESPANA GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTRéAL BILBAO GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE QUEBEC COPPA AGOSTONI COPPA BERNOCCHI GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTREAL GRAND PRIX DE FOURMIES SEDOUN BRUSSELS CYCLING CLASSIC GP DE FOURMIES LOPEZGORKA IZAGIRRE DEUTSCHLAND TOUR BRETAGNE CLASSIC Натаров BAZAYEV CONTRERAS TOUR OF ALMATY EUROEYES CYCLASSICS HAMBURG BINCKBANK TOUR ARCTIC RACE OF NORWAY ARCTIC RACE ON NORWAY TEJADA TOUR DE POLOGNE ION IZAGIRRE BINCK BANK TOUR CLASSIC CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIAN GORKA IZAGIRRE ADRIATICA IONICA RACE TOUR DE FRANCE TOUR DE SUISSE HIRT MICHAELSEN CRITéRIUM DU DAUPHINé BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE TOUR OF NORWAY GIRO D'ITALIA CATALDO FOOD & LIFE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA DAVIDE BALLERINI JONAS GREGAARD HUGO HOULE INFINITY BIOTECH TOUR DE ROMANDIE ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT LIEGE-BASTOGNE-LIEGE JAKOB FUGLSANG OMAR FRAILE TOUR OF THE ALPS LA FLECHE WALLONNE AMSTEL GOLD RACE PARIS-ROUBAIX PRESIDENTIAL CYCLING TOUR OF TURKEY ITZULIA BASQUE COUNTRY TOUR DES FLANDRES LAURENS DE VREESE GRAN PREMIO MIGUEL INDURAIN RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN A TRAVERS LA FLANDRE ZHANDOS BIZHIGITOV INTERVIEW WORLD TOUR RECORD DWARS DOOR VLAANDEREN VOLTA CICLISTA A CATALUNYA GENT-WEVELGEM IN FLANDERS FIELDS E3 BINCKBANK CLASSIC MAGNUS CORT DRIEDAAGSE BRUGGE-DE PANNE DMITRIY GRUZDEV GREGAARD WILSLY MILANO-SANREMO TIRRENO-ADRIATICO PARIS-NICE DARIO CATALDO LUIS LEON SANCHEZ MIGUEL ANGEL LOPEZ STRADE BIANCHE TOUR DU RWANDA KUURNE-BRUSSELS-KUURNE NIKITA STALNOV MERHAWI KUDUS TOUR OF RWANDA TOUR OF OMAN TOUR COLOMBIA 2.1 VUELTA CICLISTA A MURCIA ARBERAS CLASICA ALMERIA SIXTUS ITALIA PELLO BILBAO RODRIGO CONTRERAS CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE MELBOURNE RACE WOLFPACK DOWN UNDER CLASSIC NORTHWAVE KOZHATAYEV TLEUBAYEV VALGREN KANGERT GATTO HANSEN MOSER CHERNETSKII KORSAETH GRIVKO MINALI GREE-TOUR OF GUANGXI VILLELA WILSLY ASTANA LA VUELTA GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE QUéBEC TOUR POITOU-CHARENTES EN NOUVELLE AQUITAINE CHERNETSKI TOUR POITOU-CHARENTES VALGEN VUELTA A BURGOS NATAROV TOUR OF DENMARK CLASICA CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIA CLASICA CICLISTA SAN SEBASTIAN RIDELONDON-SURREY CLASSIC PRUDENTIAL RIDELONDON TOUR OF AUSTRIA ITT ESTONIA ROUTE D'OCCITANIE TOUR DE L'AIN SANGEMINI TOUR DE YORKSHIRE TOUR OF YORKSHIRE TOUR OF CROATIA FLECHE WALLONNE SCHELDEPRIJS TOUR OF FLANDERS GENT-WEVELGEM RECORD BANK E3 HARELBEKE MASSIGEN VOLTA CICLISTA A CATALUNYA1 LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI TIRRENO ADRIATICO COMPRESSPORT ABU DHABI TOUR ROYAL BERNARD DROME CLASSIC KUURNE-BURXELLES-KUURNE CLASSIC DE L'ARDèCHE RHôNE CRUSSOL MICHAEL VALGREN TOUR DU HAUT VAR OSCAR GATTO TROFEO LAIGUEGLIA VUELTA A ANDALUCIA RUTA CICLISTA DEL SOL GRANADA DUBAI TOUR VUELTA A MURCIA RICCARDO MINALI PEOPLE'S CHOICE CLASSIC SUPEROP SIDAS LOPEZ MORENO ASTANA TEAM TOUR OF TURKEY ARU CHERNETCKII BRESCHEL CHARITY TOUR OF BURABAY CYCLASSICS HAMBURG KORSæTH CORT NIELSEN CHENGHIALTA LAUK KAZAKHSTAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS KAMYSHEV ROUTE DU SUD CHERNESTKII GP DU CANTON D'ARGOVIE TIRALONGO MICHELE SCARPONI MICHAELSHEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SCARPONI LIèGE – BASTOGNE – LIèGE LIèGE-BASTOGNE-LIèGE LA FLèCHE WALLONNE FARNESE GROUP DMITRIY FOFONOV ALEXANDR VINOKUROV LARS MICHAELSEN VUELTA CICLISTA AL PAIS VASCO E3 HARELBEKE RUSLAN TLEUBAYEV MATTI BRESCHEL ASIAN ROAD CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS FABIO ARU GIUSEPPE MARTINELLI ANDRIY GRIVKO STEFANO ZANINI ASIAN TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS ARTYOM ZAKHAROV ASTANA PROTEAM CORIMA FSA MIGUEL LOPEZ CALPE TRAINING CAMP CYCLING JANUARY NEW SEASON UCI WORLDTOUR WORLDTOUR AUSTRALIA TOUR DOWN UNDER KAZAKHSTAN PRESENTATION 2017 GUARDINI SMUKULIS PARIS-TOURS CHERNETSKIY ROSA NIBALI ENECO TOUR BOOM STANGELJ SLONGO VUELTA A ESPAñA AGNOLI VANOTTI AYAZBAYEV OLYMPIC GAMES ROAD RACE CLASICA SAN SEBASTIAN VINOKOUROV MALACARNE CAPECCHI GIRO TANEL KANGERT ITALY SWISS WESTRA ARGENTINA TOUR DE SAN LUIS TDU SANTERO SAN LUIS SPAIN VUELTA ESPANA SANCHEZ GIL CHINA

Sponsor

Partners