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Eneco Tour stage 2: Stybar seizes stage
Stage 2 - Zdenek Stybar wins smlAugust 13th, ’14.  Zdenek Stybar of Omega Pharma-Quick Step won his first race in the Czech national champion’s jersey and took the overall lead in the Eneco Tour.  The Czech champion won out of a late break ahead of Belkin Pro Cycling teammates Lars Boom and Sep Vanmarcke.

Eneco Tour stage 1: Sergent and Bauer return to racing
Stage 1 - Andrea Guardini smlAugust 12th, ’14.  Kiwis Jesse Sergent and Jack Bauer were back in action after their Commonwealth Games endeavours today as the lined up for the 2014 Eneco Tour in Holland.  The week-long stage race saw Astana’s Andrea Guardini take the first leader’s jersey with victory in the bunch sprint ahead of Yohann Gene of Europcar and Davide Cimolai of Lampre-Merida.

Tour of Denmark stages 5-6: Henderson in good condition
Greg Henderson wins ZLM Toer stage 3 smlAugust 11th, ’14.  Greg Henderson of Lotto Belisol continued the climb to full race fitness in the final couple of days of the Tour of Denmark.  Henderson’s work helped secure second place overall for teammate Lars Ytting Bak who featured in a Danish 1-2 behind Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Valgren Andersen.
Tour of Poland stage 7: Majka seals overall victory

Stage 7 - Rafal Majka tt smlAugust 11th, ’14.  Rafal Majka began the final time trial stage of the Tour of Poland with 18 seconds of advantage; a lead he wasn’t expected to keep.  But in a monumental performance by a rider who is not a conventional time trial specialist, Majka succeeded in becoming the first Polish winner of the Tour of Poland since 2003.

Tour Denmark stage 3: Scott Ambrose attacks in Denmark

Manuele BoaroAugust 9th, '14.  New Zealand's Scott Ambrose was on the attack in today's stage, while Manuele Boaro of Tinkoff-Saxo took a giant leap into the overall lead when he took a solo win in the third stage of the Post Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark.

Tour of Poland stage 6: Majka moves into yellow
Stage 6 - Rafal Majka wins smlAugust 9th, ’14.  Rafal Majka took his second stage win and the yellow jersey on the brutal climbs of stage 6.  After attacking on the penultimate climb Majka eventually won solo by 10 seconds ahead of Benat Intxausti of Movistar and the Spaniard’s teammate Ion Izaguirre; an exact mirror of the podium in stage 5 just one day before.
Tour of Denmark stage 2: Guardini wins for Astana
Andrea Guardini smlAugust 8th, '14.  Andrea Guardini of Astana won the second stage of the Tour of Denmark in a bunch sprint.  It is the 25-year old's third win of the 2014 season after two wins in the Tour de Langkawi early this year.  Guardini got the better of MTN-Qhubeka's Gerald Ciolek and Tinkoff-Saxo's Matti Breschel in the finish.
Tour of Poland stage 5: Majka climbs to glory
Stage 5 - Rafal Majka wins smlAugust 8th, ’14.  He did it in the Tour de France on his way to winning the polka dot jersey, and he has done it in Poland in front of his home crowd.  Rafal Majka took the win for Tinkoff-Saxo in stage 5 of the Tour of Poland.  In winning the stage out of a rather select group, Majka moved up to second overall as Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Petr Vakoc held on to his overall lead.

Tour of Poland stage 4 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
August 7th, '14.  Check out the video highlights from stage 4 of the Tour of Poland where Jonas van Genechten won out of the bunch sprint for Lotto Belisol.
Tour of Poland stage 4: van Genechten takes sprint
Stage 4 - van Genechten wins smlAugust 7th, ’14.  Jonas van Genechten of Lotto Belisol has won stage 4 of the Tour of Poland in a bunch sprint finish.  While Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Petr Vakoc held on to the overall lead, van Genechten beat Jacopo Guarnieri of Astana, Luka Mezgec of GIANT-Shimano and Sacha Modolo of Lampre-Merida at the end of the race’s Queen stage.

Tour of Poland stage 3: Bos triumphs for Belkin as Bewley attacks
Stage 3 - Theo Bos wins smlAugust 6th, ’14.  After a late attack by Kiwi Sam Bewley, Belkin Pro Cycling’s Theo Bos took victory in the third stage of the Tour of Poland as Petr Vakoc maintained his lead overall.  Bos took the win ahead of GIANT-Shimano’s Luka Mezgec and Orica GreenEdge’s Michael Matthews.

Tour of Poland stage 2: Vakoc shocks the sprinters
Stage 2 - Petr Vakoc smlAugust 5th, ’14.  Seldom does a breakaway rider upset the sprinters on a flat stage but that’s exactly what Petr Vakoc of Omega Pharma-Quick Step did after being out in front for over 200km of the day’s second stage of the Tour of Poland.  Vakoc also took over the overall lead as Sam Bewley’s teammate Michael Matthews for Orica GreenEdge led home the bunch for second place.

Tour of Poland stage 1: Bewley in Poland as Hutarovich wins opener

Stage 1 - Yauheni Hutarovich wins smlAugust 4th, ’14.  Yauheni Hutarovich has won the first stage of the Tour of Poland; the first World Tour stage race since the Tour de France.  The Belarusian rider beat Roman Maikin of Rusvelo and Manuele Mori of Lampre-Merida on rain-swept roads to become this year’s first leader of the race.  Also featuring Sam Bewley of Orica GreenEdge.

Tour of the Murray River stage 5: weather turns as break succeeds
August 2nd, ’14.  Ayden Toovey of the Subaru NSWIS Development Team won the fifth stage of the Tour of the Murray River alone on a day where weather conditions collaborated to make day 4 of racing one that many would rather forget.  In the overall standings Brenton Jones of the Avanti Racing Team continues to wear the yellow jersey.
Tour of the Murray River stage 4: Gough on form while Norton active in break
Darcy Ellerm-Norton smlAugust 1st, ’14.  Brenton Jones of the Avanti Racing Team now has a 12 second advantage over Budget Forklifts’ Jesse Kerrison after finishing in the first group on the fourth stage of the Tour of the Murray River.  There was nothing the break could do to stop Jayden Copp from taking the win though as the Australian broke away for narrow solo win.
Kiwis at Murray River: stages 1-3
Michael Vink smlJuly 31st, ’14.  Two days and three stages into the latest event in the Subaru Cycling Australian National Road Series - the Tour of the Murray River - and the Kiwis invasion is already seeing rewards.  Budget Forklift teammates Daniel Barry, Westley Gough and Michael Vink collaborated to send teammate Jesse Kerrison to stage 2 victory and second place in the overall standings.  Gough also made a crucial break in stage 3 to launch himself into the top 20 overall.

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