Bauke Mollema

After an eventful 2016 season, Bauke Mollema returns to defend Alberta title

Nine years into his pro career, Bauke Mollema still has the boyish appearance of a neo-pro. His angled, narrow facial features and short-cropped hair give way to an often-present youthful smile. He speaks softly whether he’s won a race or if cycling’s abrupt uncertainties have just instigated havoc. About six weeks ago, Mollema, 29, reached …

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 20

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to take the first victory for Spain at this …

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Ion Izagirre descends to Stage 20 win, Froome on cusp of third Tour de France victory

The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to  take the first victory for Spain at this year’s Tour. Izagirre gapped off Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Jarlinson Pantano (IAM) to …

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Mollema’s Tour de France collapse the latest in Dutch Grand Tour disasters

On Friday, disaster struck a Dutch rider in the mountains, on the final weekend of a Grand Tour, again. This time, it was Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), sliding from second overall on the general classification to tenth, the result of a late-race crash in the rain on Stage 19 of the Tour de France, followed by …

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France, at last! Bardet solos to stage win as Froome bloodied in wild day at Tour de France

Rain and mountain descents made for a wild day at the Tour de France Friday, as Roman Bardet took the Stage 19 win and moved from fifth overall into second, Chris Froome crashed and finished, bloodied, on a teammate’s bike, and second-placed Bauke Mollema imploded while chasing back from a crash, losing any hope of …

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Froome in control, but behind, five riders in contention for podium finish in Paris

Barring injury, illness, or an ill-timed mechanical incident, Chris Froome has won the 2016 Tour de France. The defending champion took the maillot jaune on Stage 8 in Bagnères-de-Luchon, and has only increased his GC lead since then. Team Sky’s leader now sits 2:27 ahead of Dutch rider Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), and that margin will likely increase …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, second rest day

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber The riders of the 2016 Tour de France enjoyed a relaxing rest day on Tuesday in Berne, Switerzland. The cloudless sunny sky and pristine water of Lake Thun made for a fantastic day to reset and recover, both mentally and physically, with four tough days in the …

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Trek: Mollema can continue to improve in the future

Currently second overall in the Tour de France, Bauke Mollema has been the big surprise of this year’s race. The 29 year old was previously sixth, 10th and seventh in the past three editions of the race but has jumped up a level this time around. He and Richie Porte were the only riders able …

De Gendt takes victory on shortened Ventoux stage as Tour de France plummets into chaos in final kilometre

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) paced himself perfectly up Mount Ventoux to take an stage win on Bastille Day at Chalet-Reynard Thursday, while behind him, chaos ensued behind. As De Gendt was celebrating, having beaten breakaway companion Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data), behind him the race’s GC contenders were ensnared in one of the most unusual race situations in race …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bauke Mollema wins Japan Cup; Scott Sunderland wins the 100th edition of the Melbourne to Warrnambool; Kiryienka wins Chrono des Nations; Mattia Gavazzi takes overall win at Tour of China II; UCI clarifies absence of women at Cycling Gala; Vulpine seeks crowdfunded investment; and more… …

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