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Helen Ruth Baillie-Strong: a result like this is huge for me

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Nov 30th, ’15.  The name Helen Ruth Baillie-Strong has been one that has been at ... read more

Dion Smith - the break worked really well together

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Nov 30th, ’15.  Having been crowned Holden Men’s Classic winner 2015, Dion Smith took a ... read more

Dion Smith wins Holden Men’s Classic

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Nov 28th, ’15.  Dion Smith had to count on a last gasp sprint finish to ... read more

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Henderson, Bewley & Roulston return at Eneco Tour
Stage 1 - Elia Viviani 150August 11th, ’15.  Greg Henderson, Hayden Roulston & Sam Bewley were back in action for the opening stage of the Eneco Tour in Holland.  Elia Viviani took the win in stage 1 ahead of Danny Van Poppel and Jean-Pierre Drucker, with Andre Greipel in fourth place.
Joe Dombrowski wins Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

Stage 7 - Lachlan Norris photo Jonathan Devich 150August 10th, ’15.  Cannondale-Garmin’s Joe Dombrowski held on to successfully fend off his rivals and win the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in the final stage.  After a week of extraordinary racing, Dion Smith made it into the top 20 overall after a very tough, though short, final stage.

Smith & Oram attack as Dombrowski soars to win

Stage 6 - Joe Dombrowski photo Jonathan Devich 150August 9th, ’15.  Joe Dombrowski claimed stage six of the Tour of Utah, along with the race lead, flying solo up the climb to the Snowbird ski resort. Former race leader Michael Woods finished second on the stage to slip to second overall, followed across the line by Natnael Berhane.

Ion Izagirre wins Tour de Pologne
Stage 7 - podium 150August 9th, ’15.  In a couple of days of dramatic racing, Ion Izagirre finally emerged as winner of the 2015 Tour de Pologne.  Sergio Henao of Team Sky won stage 6 to move into the lead but lost out in the final time trial as Marcin Bialoblocki took stage 7.
Smith & Oram continue to climb GC as Woods wins on climb

Stage 4 - peloton photo Jonathan Devich 150August 8th, ’15.  Michael Woods won the fifth stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah after a very difficult final climb.  Dion Smith and James Oram also produced strong rides to continue rising up the general classification with two stages remaining.

Young wins stage four as Dion Smith takes second

Stage 4 - Eric Young photo Jonathan Devich 150August 7th, ’15.  Eric Young unleashed a powerful sprint to take stage four of the Tour of Utah, ahead of Dion Smith and former race leader Jure Kocjan. The result meant that Kocjan reclaimed the race lead from Kiel Reijnen as Dion Smith moved into 6th place overall.

Bart De Clerq emerges as GC challenger in stage 5
Stage 5 - Bart De Clerq 150August 7th, ’15.  Bart De Clerq has won stage 5 of the Tour de Pologne as the GC challengers came to the fore with the road going up into the Polish climbs.  De Clerq finished ahead of Diego Ulissi and Sebastien Reichenbach as the GC standings enjoyed a shuffle.
Dion Smith is fans favourite after gutsy stage 3
Stage 3 photo Jonathan Devich 150August 6th, ’15.  Dion Smith has continued to build on his form, finishing fifth in the third stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah after a courageous last ditch effort.  James Oram’s Axeon Cycling teammate Logan Owen won the stage ahead of Brent Bookwalter.
Bodnar wins out of breakaway
Stage 4 - Maciej Bodnar 150August 6th, ’15.  A breakaway has succeeded for the first time in the Tour de Pologne, with Maciej Bodnar winning a three-way sprint finish while the sprinters had to contend for fourth place on the line  Bodnar led a Polish 1-2 ahead of Kamil Zielinski.
Dion Smith 8th in Utah stage 2
Dion Smith CN 150August 5th, ’15.  Dion Smith finished eighth in stage 2 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to climb up the general classification as Jure Kocjan of Team SmartStop took the stage win ahead of Smith’s teammate Robin Carpenter.
Pelucchi doubles up as final ramp catches sprinters out

Stage 3 - Matteo Pelucchi 150August 5th, ’15.  After taking going winless since February, Matteo Pelucchi has roared his way back to life in the sprint scene.  The Italian has taken his second stage win of the Tour de Pologne ahead of compatriot Giacomo Nizzolo and Tom Van Asbroeck.

Oram, Torckler & Smith take on Utah as Reijnen wins stage 1
Kiel Reijnen 150August 4th, ’15.  Kiwis James Oram, Michael Torckler and Dion Smith lined up for stage 1 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.  The opener was dominated by America, as Kiel Reijnen led a 1-2-3-4 of Americans in the finish.
Pelucchi wins as crash ruins Tour de Pologne finishing sprint

Stage 2 - Matteo Pelucchi 150August 4th, ’15.  Matteo Pelucchi denied Marcel Kittel a second stage win with a powerful finishing kick to claim stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne, but a crash in the final few hundred metres that saw Caleb Ewan hit the deck first caused chaos in the bunch.

Drucker beats break to win RideLondon Classic
Jean-Pierre Drucker 150August 3rd, ’15.  Jean-Pierre Drucker beat out the rest of his breakaway companions to claim the Prudential RideLondon Classic yesterday.  He marked fellow fast man Ben Swift in the run-in to the line, with Swift having to settle for third behind Mike Teunissen.

Bennett & Sergent return as Kittel powers to win

Stage 1 - Marcel Kittel 150August 3rd, ’15.  George Bennett and Jesse Sergent lined up at the Tour de Pologne for the opening stage in Warsaw.  In the bunch sprint finish Marcel Kittel took his first World Tour win of the 2015 season, finally returning to form after an illness blighted year so far.

Adam Yates wins confusing San Sebastian
Adam Yates 150August 2nd, ’15.  Adam Yates claimed his first World Tour win in a Classica San Sebastian finish so confusing that not even the rider himself knew he had won until just before he crossed the line. He was followed across the line by Philippe Gilbert and Alejandro Valverde, but a furious Greg van Avermaet failed to finish the race after being taken out by a race motorcycle while in the lead on the final climb of the day.
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