Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Gilbert beats Kwiatkowski
The Belgian took a fourth career victory at the Amstel Gold Race and continues to prove his great 2017 form. He beat Kwiatkovski in a two-up sprint for the finish line and is now just one race win behind the record holder Jan Raas for the most wins at Amstel.
— Amstel Gold Race (@Amstelgoldrace) April 16, 2017
Daniel Oss feat. Distillers
One does need to relax after such a Paris-Roubaix performance!
— Daniel Oss (@Daniel87Oss) April 11, 2017
Specialized takes the blame
The American company has taken full responsibility for Niki Terpstra’s crash that put him out of Paris-Roubaix. Mark Cote, Specialized’s leader of global marketing, said the failure was caused by miscommunication, which led to Terpstra using a pre-production version of a steer cartridge.
— MATONLUC (@MATONLUC) April 9, 2017
“We made a pre-production model back in January for him to try out in a few test rides. After that we went back to Morgan Hill and engineered another improved model and brought five new rigid cartridges back to Europe. The problem was that there was a miscommunication on Specialized’s marketing team and the original pre-production sample never got taken away from Quick-Step, and the engineered samples never got put on any of the bikes. That meant Niki raced with the original pre-production model that never went through full safety testing, and that’s the part that failed. We’re gutted about this. But we’re so glad that Niki is OK.”
The Boonen Fashion
We love you, Tommeke. But what the hell are you wearing?!
— Johan Museeuw (@johanmuseeuw) April 13, 2017
Karma for Terpstra?
Maybe he should not have run over Sagan’s glasses.
Niki Terpstra ran over Peter Sagan's glasses, we think he did it on purpose lol. pic.twitter.com/mPoKOcijZY
— Peter 'Lumberjackal' Majere (@prohibitoid) April 8, 2017