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Tour de France Stage 18

25. July 2014 - 8 years, 10 months and 15 days ago

Trek Factory Racing: The last mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France included the two iconic climbs of Tourmalet and Hautacam, and was the penultimate opportunity ahead of the 54-kilometer time trial Saturday to sort out the final standings. Haimar Zubeldia and Fränk Schleck spent much of the 18th stage in the select yellow jersey group before everything detonated on the Hautacam. With an untouchable Nibali up the road the battle for the last two podium steps raged, and the attacks quickly sorted out two key units: Thibault Pinot (FDJ) and Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R) together in a group of four, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) towing five others - including Haimar - just behind.   Haimar finished just ahead of Valverde for ninth place on the stage, and leapt into 10th place overall. After all the grueling uphills of this year’s Tour the last mountain was the perfect ending for Trek Factory Racing: Haimar reached the team’s goal of finishing within the top 10 GC.   

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Tour de France Stage 13

21. July 2014 - 8 years, 10 months and 20 days ago

July 18, Stage 13: Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse 197.5km Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team climbed from sixth to fifth in the overall standings Friday on the strength of a sixth-place finish on the Tour de France's first day in the Alpine mountains. The BMC Racing Team is sponsored by SRM and Tejay along with the performance team staff shared van Garderen's SRM race file to illustrate the physical demands of a Tour de France Alpine stage. (Text and quote contribution from the BMC Racing Team Media Service) 

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Tour de France Stage 11

17. July 2014 - 8 years, 10 months and 23 days ago

Lotto Belisol's Tony Gallopin won Stage 11 of the Tour de France with an impressive attack to the line in Oyonnax. The 26 year old french professional delivered a stellar performance as he powered to stay ahead of the chase group after a challenging 187 kilometers. Gallopin also earned the yellow jersey for one stage earlier in the Tour and this great victory has been another dream come true as it is his first victory for the team and the second win for SRM sponsored team, Lotto Belisol, this Tour de France. 

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Tour de France Stage 6

10. July 2014 - 8 years, 10 months and 30 days ago

Stage 6 of the Tour de France covered 194 kilometers from Arras to Reims in the Champagne region of France. As predicted, the race ended in a bunch sprint with Lotto Belisol's National Road Champion, André Greipel, taking the win.  Greipel and teammate, Van den Broeck, rode attentively at the front with 10 kilometers remaining and the team put together a strategic final lead up for Lotto's first stage victory in the 101st Tour de France. 

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Conquering the Cobbles

10. July 2014 - 8 years and 11 months ago

The highly anticipated Tour de France cobblestone stage from Ypres to Arenberg took place today under stormy skies with especially muddy and slick course conditions. The stage saw many crashes with defending Tour de France champion, Chris Froome (Team Sky), withdrawing from the race after a fall. Lars Boom (Belkin Pro Cycling) took the win while SRM teams continue to hold all leaders jerseys: Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in yellow as GC leader, Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) in polka-dots for mountains classification, and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) leading in points and young rider. Below is an SRM photo gallery from Amy de Wall capturing the days efforts and expressions. 

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