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Tour de Suisse: Stage 4 Demare wins in Buochs

June 12th, 13.  At the end of the 161km between Innertkirchen and Buochs it was FDJ’s Arnaud Demare who had the legs and the speed to see off challenges from Matthew Goss of Orica GreenEdge and Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Sharp, to take his first stage win of this year’s race, and his fourth stage victory of the season.

 
Interview- Heinrich Haussler, IAM cycling team

heinrich profileJune 11th, 13. Roadcycling.co.nz co writer Ed Wright spent some time chatting to IAM cycling team rider Heinrich Haussler, winner Stage 5 of the 2013 UCI Eurpoean tour event, Bayern- Rundfahrt.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 3 Sagan seals seventh Swiss success

June 11th, 13. The other three members of the four-man breakaway must have been kicking themselves when they saw that Peter Sagan was in the move with them; and they had good reason to as well, with the 23-year old Cannondale rider seeing off the challenges of Rui Costa of Movistar, Roman Kreuziger of Saxo-Tinkoff and Mathias Frank of BMC Racing to take the stage win.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 2 Mollema takes summit finish

June 10th, 13It was a day for solo wins after Alessandro De Marchi’s win in the Criterium du Dauphine (see the roadcycling.co.nz stage 8 report) as Bauke Mollema of Blanco Pro Cycling took the second stage of the Tour de Suisse, 11seconds ahead of a small chase group, led home by Mathias Frank of BMC Racing and Thibaut Pinot of FDJ.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 8 De Marchi takes rain soaked stage

stage 8 thumbJune 10th, 13. The remaining riders had plenty to contend with on the final day of racing in the Criterium du Dauphine, including two major climbs, terrible wet racing conditions and a barrage of attacks from some of the race’s top names.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 1 Meyer wins opening time trial

June 9th, 13.  The Australian youngster Cameron Meyer took his first World Tour win of the year with victory in the opening prologue time trial of the Tour de Suisse.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 7 Sanchez sprints to win

June 9th, 13. After a series of close calls throughout the year, Samuel Sanchez of Euskaltel Euskadi finally recorded his first win of the season at the end of the 187.5km stage between Le Pont-de-Claix and Superdevoluy.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 6 Voeckler returns

volkler thumbJune 8th, 13.  It’s been a tough season for Europcar’s Thomas Voeckler.  The French defending king of the mountains has had an early season that many would wish to forget after a string of there-or-there-abouts results through the classics was rewarded by a broken collarbone in the Amstel Gold Race.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 5 Froome on fire for summit finish

froom 5 thumbJune 7th, 13. It was a fine stage to be a Team Sky rider, more specifically to be Britain’s Chris Froome, as he took the first mountain stage of this year’s Criterium du Dauphine and with it the yellow and blue jersey of race leader.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 4 Mighty Martin dominates against the clock

martin tt thumbJune 6th, 13.  It’s difficult to know who had the better day really.  On the one hand there’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Tony Martin, the German world time trial champion, who seems to have been unbeatable in time trials so far this season and looks to have proved his form again with another emphatic victory over the flat 32.5km course; all that in spite of being sick over the last few days!

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 3 Brilliant day for Boasson Hagen

stage 3 bosan thumbJune 5th, 13.  After 167km of racing from Amberieu-en-Bugey to Tarare, Team Sky Procycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen took his second stage win of the season.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 2 Viviani finally finds form

June 4th, 13Elia Viviani has had a full season.  The Cannondale rider has been on the hunt in Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo and the Belgian classics, Tour de Romandie and the Giro d’Italia amongst other races, desperately trying to get his first victory of the year.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 1 Veilleux triumphs in the opener

stage 1 finish thimbJune 3rd, 13. After a day spent off the front in the difficult first stage of the 2013 Criterium du Dauphine, Canada’s David Veilleux of Team Europcar was the only rider to have the legs to make it to the finish ahead of the peloton, resulting in a fine solo stage win that saw him arrive home almost 2mins ahead of the chasing pack led by Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Gianni Meersman.

 
2013, Bauer to start Criterium du Dauphine

course 2013 thumbMay 31st, 13. 2013 Criterium Du Dauphine Start list. This year we see Kiwi Garmin-Sharp rider Jack Bauer racing the Dauphine, an eight stage 1138km pre Tour de France build up.

 
Bayern-Rundfahrt: Stage 5 Haussler rules in the rain

May 27th, 13. While Adriano Malori of Lampre-Merida was able to celebrate overall victory in Bayern-Rundfahrt, the final stage victory belonged to Australian Heinrich Haussler of IAM Cycling.  It is Haussler’s first victory of the season after a number of high placed finishes.

 
Tour of Belgium: Stage 5 Sanchez solos to final stage win

May 27th, 13. Riding in his first race of the 2013 season Luis Leon Sanchez of Blanco Pro Cycling produced a remarkable display of strength in the final stage of the Tour of Belgium to take a solo stage win 27seconds ahead of a small group that contained the likes of Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing and Andreas Kloden of RadioShack Leopard.

 
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