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Andersen Wins Paris-Tours and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?

The Dane finally triumphs

After finishing second last year, Søren Kragh Andersen made sure to flee from the breakaway early and rode to the finish line on his own. Paris-Tours used to be known as ‘sprinters’ classic’, traditionally favoring the fast men. This year, however, a revised route was presented, featuring nine sections of gravel roads, meaning the classics specialists held the upper hand. Numerous punctures affected the race with some calling it a great spectacle, while others called it a mockery of cycling. Quick-Step Floors manager reportedly said it was the last time his team did the race. Is he in the right? What do you think?

1. Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) – 4:37:55
2. Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors), + 25s
3. Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R La Mondiale)
4. Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) + 1:14
5. Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)
6. Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal)
7. Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First-Drapac)
8. Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) + 1:24
9. Taco Van Der Hoorn (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)
10. Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo)

The floral leaf design

Pretty cool Strava art!

Egan Bernal signs a new deal with Team Sky

The 21-year-old Colombian only joined Sky this season but the performance at his first Tour de France had proved he’s got a big future ahead of him. He is now contracted to ride for Sky until the end of 2023.

“This is an important moment in the development of the team. A five-year deal in cycling is exceptional, but Egan is an exceptional talent. It is the clearest signal of our belief in Egan as a rider, with the potential to win the biggest races in the world in the coming years,” Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford said.

Is it only a matter of time til he wins his first Grand Tour? What do you think?

And to wrap it up