(Photo Credit © Getty Images & Wout Beel). Weekly Report 10-16 June //

15 June

Chris Froome to support team leader Michael Woods at Tour de France. Four-time yellow jersey winner will be Israel Start-up Nation’s road captain as he returns to race after a two-year absence. Full article by SIMON MACMICHAEL @ road.cc

Paris-Camembert : Victory for Dorian Godon. Full article @ ag2rcitroenteam.com

Marc Madiot admits he should’ve taken Thibaut Pinot out of racing earlier in 2020. Pinot has been suffering from back problems which were made worse at last year’s Tour de France. Full article @ cyclingweekly.com

EF Education-Nippo rethinks Tour de France strategy after Urán’s rise in form. ‘I don’t want to say we’re redoing our strategy for the Tour but we’re definitely taking a second look at it says Vaughters. Full article by Daniel Benson @ cyclingnews.com

Colombian cycling champion Bernal recovered from Covid. Full article from france24.com

13 June

Remco Evenepoel wins the Belgium Tour. Mark Cavendish capped off a great week for Deceuninck – Quick-Step by powering to victory on the final stage. Full article and results @ Deceuninck-quickstep.com (Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images)

TADEJ POGACAR WINS TOUR OF SLOVENIA AS PHIL BAUHAUS SPRINTS TO STAGE 5 VICTORY. Slovenian UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar was the winner at his home country’s tour on Sunday afternoon, when his team took a General Classification one-two finish at the Tour de Slovenia. Stage 5 was claimed by Bahrain Victorious cyclist Phil Bauhaus with Bike Exchange’s Australian Alexander Edmondson second. Full article @ Eurosport.co.uk

12 June

Second consecutive stage win for Ewan at Belgium Tour. Ewan sprints to queen stage win in Hamoir. Full article by lottosoudal.be and results procyclingstats.com

Ulissi takes first win of the season in Tour of Slovenia stage 4. Diego Ulissi took his first victory after a break from cycling due to a heart issue that has since been resolved. Full article with results @ cyclingtoday.com

“IT’S SOMETHING I’M THINKING ABOUT” – MARK CAVENDISH COULD GO TO TOUR DE FRANCE, SAYS PATRICK LEFEVERE. Mark Cavendish wasn’t supposed to go to the Tour de France this year, but an injury to Sam Bennett means Deceuninck-QuickStep are reassessing their options and team boss Patrick Lefevere says he may offer Cavendish a new deal on improved terms to ensure he is an option, and can chase that magical Merckx record… Full article on Eurosport.co.uk

Vuelta return unlikely for Tom Dumoulin in 2021. “We need to see how he reflects on the last two months” says Jumbo-Visma DS Zeeman. Full article by Daniel Benson @ Cyclingnews.com 

BEAT Cycling: at the Tour of Belgium Van Schip excluded for the handlebars. Jan-Willem Van Schip was disqualified from the Tour of Belgium by the UCI. The International Cycling Union found that the handlebar used by the BEAT Cycling rider violated the technical regulations. The decision sparked discussion since both the Dutch rider and the team had obtained, prior to the start of the stage, permission from a UCI commissioner to use the Speeco Aero Breakaway (ABB) handlebar. (Photo Credit: Beat Cycling). UCI statement concerning the disqualification of Jan-Willem Van Schip on stage 3 of the Baloise Belgium Tour. Full press release @ UCI.org

11 June

Caleb Ewan sprints to 50th pro win at Belgium Tour. After an impressive lead-out, Caleb Ewan has won the third stage at the Belgium Tour. Full article by lottosoudal.be and full results by procyclingstats.com

Wout van Aert selected to ride Tokyo Olympics. The Belgian star is set to take part in the road race and the time trial after riding the Tour de France. Full article by TIM BONVILLE-GINN @ cyclingweekly.com

TOUR OF SLOVENIA 2021 – TADEJ POGACAR RETAINS COMFORTABLE OVERALL LEAD AS JON ABERASTURI TAKES STAGE 3. Spain’s Caja Rural–Seguros RGA rider edged a sprint finish ahead of Matej Mohoric (Team Bahrain Victorious) and Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) to win the third stage. At his home race, Pogacar continued his warm-up for the defence of the Tour de France yellow jersey by maintaining his overall lead by over a minute. Full article by Richard Newman @ Eurosport.com and full results @ procyclingstats.com

10 June

Evenepoel blasts to victory at the Belgium Tour. The defending champion and teammate Yves Lampaert make it a 1-2 for Deceuninck – Quick-Step on both the stage and the GC. Full article by Deceuninck-QuickStep.com

Wout van Aert’s former team boss (Vérandas Willems-Crelan), Nick Nuyens, says he’s relieved that “justice has been done,” after the star rider has been ordered to pay more than €600,000 for breaching contract. Van Aert can still appeal the court’s decision. Full article by Alex Ballinger @ cyclingweekly.com (Photo Credit: © photonews)

Tadej Pogačar storms to victory and overall lead on stage two of Tour of Slovenia 2021. The Tour de France defending champion attacked on the penultimate climb and soloed to victory. Full article by  TIM BONVILLE-GINN  @ cycling weekly.com

UCI and Panini join forces to commemorate the centenary of the UCI Road World Championships. Full Press Release UCI.org

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