CW LIVE: Patrick Lefevere hits out at Julian Alaphilippe, Kasper Asgreen; Fabio Jakobsen win at San Juan; Stevie Williams on the deal that saved him; gorgeous Sam Bennett leadout information


The attention-watering information and figures from Sam Bennett’s San Juan lead-out

Ever questioned what precisely goes right into a WorldTour group lead-out – even this early within the season? Effectively Danny Van Poppel has supplied the solutions, courtesy of twitter’s personal @ammattypyoraily.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider’s stage one lead-out on the Vuelta a San Juan to arrange winner Sam Bennett boasts some fairly spectacular figures.

Over the 13 seconds, he averaged 69.5kph (43.1mph), 1,207 watts, and a cadence of 109rpm. Oof.

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Lefevere lets rip at Alaphilippe and Asgreen and suggests, “reduce wages to zero”

Julian Alaphilippe

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Soudal-Fast Step boss Patrick Lefevere is courting controversy but once more after taking a pop at his riders Julian Alaphilippe and Kasper Asgreen, as reported in Sporza.

Each suffered from a scarcity of leads to 2022, which might largely be put all the way down to premature crashes. However Lefevere mentioned of former world champ Alaphilippe: “I informed him I used to be not joyful in any respect. I perceive his sicknesses and falls, however you’ll be able to’t hold hiding behind that. It was the cool reality.

“Everybody is aware of that I don’t assault injured riders, but when there’s a excessive price ticket connected to it, then I can reply.”

As for Dane Asgreen, he crashed within the run-up to the Tour de France and although he mentioned he was match to experience, Lefevere was apparently left unimpressed at having to withdraw him after stage eight.

“Kasper has not raced since that day, however the cash ought to be there on the finish of the month.”

Each are established Fast Step riders who’ve introduced the group some huge outcomes through the years, however the current lack of outcomes appears to have prompted Lefevere to recommend that groups ought to contemplate slicing wages, to zero if want be.

“As a group you have got the best to halve the wage after 3 months and to go to 0 after 6 months.”

 “I’ve by no means accomplished that, however generally you must contemplate it,” he mentioned, ominously.

Stephen Williams wearing leaders jersey at Tour de Suisse 2022

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Wales rider Stevie Williams has talked in regards to the collapse of the B&B Accommodations group and his transfer to Israel PremierTech, saying “I am one of many lucky ones, however I really feel like I need to be right here.”

The 26-year-old was making his debut for the group on the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina, which started on Sunday and runs until this Sunday 29 Jan.

“Fortunately, I used to be in a position to get one thing accomplished earlier than all of it kicked in,” Williams informed sister outlet Biking Information of the deal.

“I’d organized to go to B&B, that was all agreed in the summertime, so it was undoubtedly a shock and fairly a worrying winter for me,” Williams mentioned. “It was simply one thing I’d by no means thought I’d should undergo. However I do know it’s occurred earlier than and, greater than possible, this received’t be the final time it occurs in biking.”

B&B Accommodations, which had additionally been attributable to tackle Mark Cavendish, collapsed in early December.

Fabio Jakobsen sprints to stage two victory on the Vuelta a San Juan

Fabio Jakobsen

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After a disappointing stage one of many Vuelta a San Juan, the place he completed 58th, Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal Fast-Step) bounced again to say stage two in Jáchal. The European champion timed his kick completely to beat Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) and Jon Aberasturi (Trek-Segafredo).

It was Jakobsen’s teammate Remco Evenepoel who arrange the win, because the world champion pushed the peloton to their restrict with 3km to go, making certain that his Dutch colleague was in pole place, and that the day’s break was caught.

Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), the winner of stage one, completed fourth and did sufficient to cling onto the chief’s jersey for an additional day.

“Yesterday was a really harmful remaining, I believe, with a busy and chaotic remaining kilometre,” Jakobsen mentioned, in response to Cyclingnews (opens in new tab). “However I spoke with the organisation final night time. They promised me the ultimate 5km as we speak could be protected they usually delivered. It was a pleasant dash for all of the trains, and it was a good dash. I am joyful I had the quickest legs as we speak and I might win.

“Remco is such a world-class rider, he mainly introduced Lampy [Yves Lampaert] to the final kilometre. Then Lampy and Morky [Michael Mørkøv] is the perfect mixture, they dropped me off within the good place, and I do know that on a great day I’ve bought the legs to beat anybody,” Jakobsen mentioned, after which smiled: “After I say it like that, it appears simple.” 

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