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news23.05.2014Race Day - 1: World Ports Classic infos

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On the eve of the third edition of the World Ports Classic, the sun was shining over Rotterdam where the race will take off tomorrow. But the riders will mainly focus on the wind during stage 1 heading to Antwerpen. Wind that could indeed trouble the sprinters, starting with race favourite André Greipel.

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news22.05.2014Two days to go...

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The gathering storms forecast to reach Zeeland on Saturday could turn an already windy race into an epic struggle. It will be broadcast to TV viewers in 177 different countries, with L'Equipe 21 showing a cycling race live for the first time...

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news20.05.2014Greipel, a man on a mission

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The two stages of the World Ports Classic, to be held this weekend between Rotterdam and Antwerp, will give André Greipel two opportunities to clinch his first season win on European soil... and settle the score with the race.

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news24.04.2014Greipel and Ciolek sign up

The 3rd edition of the World Ports Classic on 24th and 25th May awaits the sprintersof the elite pack for a journey between Rotterdam, Antwerp and back to Rotterdam, with more than 350 kilometres of high pressure racing to be covered, on terrain often buffeted by the winds from the North Sea!

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news24.04.2014At the heart of the matter...

Cycling's bastions have a special ambience, one that the riders recognise and from which they draw a part of their motivation.

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news24.02.2014D - 3 Months : A Leap Forwards For The World Ports Classic


The two stages of the World Ports Classic will this year take place between Rotterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam on 24th and 25th May, three months earlier than for the two previous editions...

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news04.12.2013Tjallingii and maes get the wind in their sails

The second World Ports Classic was expected to follow the same script as the inaugural edition, with a showdown of the world's best sprinters. However, just like yesterday, a lone adventurer soloed to victory in today's stage to Antwerp. Dutchman Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin) stayed clear of a 15-man group in a lively finale after blue jersey Jelle Wallays (TopSport) and the top sprinters missed the decisive move. Omega Pharma-Quick Step Belgian Nikolas Maes' third-place finish, 3" behind...

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news03.12.2013Wallays foils the sprinters

Belgian Jelle Wallays (TopSport), the lone survivor of a five-man breakaway, took a solo win in Rotterdam at the end of the first stage of the 2013 World Ports Classic. In one fell swoop, the 24-year-old Flemish rider and 2010 Paris-Tours Espoirs champion got his first pro win and pulled on the blue jersey as the leader of the general classification.

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Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2


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