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Tour de France Stage 6

10. July 2014 - 3 years, 4 months and 8 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 - 3 years, 4 months and 9 days 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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Tour de France Stage 2

07. July 2014 - 3 years, 4 months and 12 days ago

July 06, Stage 2: York - Sheffield “It’s especially great to win on the anniversary of our namesake city Astana – it’s a national holiday in Kazakhstan today, and they also celebrate 100 years of bike racing,” Vincenzo Nibali shared after taking the stage win with a dynamic fight to the finish. Astana's Italian Champion claimed the yellow leaders jersey, while additional SRM sponsored riders, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) took top position in Sprinter/Young Rider and Mountains Classification.  

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Tour de France Stage 1

05. July 2014 - 3 years, 4 months and 13 days ago

July 05, Stage 1: Leeds - Harrogate  SRM sponsored teams powered into all Tour de France jerseys today with Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) winning Stage 1 for the Leaders and Sprinters jersey, Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) launching a solo breakaway for Polka-dots, and Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) claiming the best young rider spot in white. The opening stage from Leeds to Harrogate was far from flat as it twisted and rolled on narrow English roads through countryside filled with cheering fans and yellow sheep. Trek's famous German veteran, "Jens Voigt, bolted away at kilometer zero with two youthful, brave souls, and together the three formed the first breakaway of the 2014 Tour. Inevitably, all three would perish to the rolling terrain and a focused, edgy peloton unwilling to ease off the accelerator, but not before ‘Jensie’ dropped his two companions and soloed over the final two categorized climbs to grab the lead in the mountains competition." Trek Factory Racing 

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Giro d'Italia Stage 15

01. June 2014 - 3 years, 5 months and 17 days ago

Giro d'Italia's Stage 15 was a mountaintop finish following 225km from Valdengo to Montecampione. Astana's young Sardinian pro, Fabio Aru, came to the base of the day’s final and only climb – nearly 20km up to Montecampione – in the group of leaders – and as other teams began to attack, waited patiently, pedaling coolly and efficiently as the others spent their energy. -Astana Pro Team "Fabio Aru could hardly have picked a better moment to clinch the first victory of his professional career. The 23-year-old Astana rider gave a majestic performance on the iconic climb up to Plan de Montecampione, producing a series of accelerations that left him left him 21 seconds clear." cyclingnews 

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