Danny Pate (24 March 1979)

At the age of 39, Danny Pate quits professional cycling. Today’s stage in the Colorado Classic was his last race as a professional cyclist. 

Danny Pate
Born: 24 March 1979, Pueblo (USA)

Teams
2000 – Saeco – Valli & Valli
2001 – Prime Alliance Cycling Team
2002 – Prime Alliance Cycling Team
2003 – Prime Alliance Cycling Team
2004 – Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis
2005 – Jelly Belly – Pool Gel
2006 – Team TIAA – CREF
2007 – Team Slipstream
2008 – Garmin – Chipotle presented by H30
2009 – Garmin – Slipstream
2010 – Garmin – Transitions
2011 – HTC – Highroad
2012 – Sky Procycling
2013 – Sky Procycling
2014 – Team Sky
2015 – Team Sky
2016 – Rally Cycling
2017 – Rally Cycling
2018 – Rally Cycling

Wins
22.06.2006 – FBD Insurance Ras, stage 2: Enniscorthy – Cobh
16.06.2006 – Tour de Beauce, stage 4A: Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande I.T.T.
15.09.2007 – Tour of Missouri, stage 5: Jefferson City – Saint Charles

Major results
World Championship: 2000/DNF, 2006/118, 2010/80
Giro d’Italia: 2008/137, 2009/144, 2013/134
Tour de France: 2008/95, 2009/141, 2011/165, 2014/153
Vuelta a Espana: 2012/147
Ronde van Vlaanderen: 2008/DNF
Paris-Roubaix: 2010/DNF
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: 2014/DNF, 2015/DNF
Giro di Lombardia: 2012/DNF
Amstel Gold Race: 2010/DNF, 2011/133, 2014/DNF
Gent-Wevelgem: 2011/138
Fléche Wallonne: 2010/DNF, 2014/135

Netherlands claim European title team sprint with 3 sub 43

The Netherlands has claimed the European title team sprint in Glasgow. They did it with three times below 43 seconds: 42″905 in qualifying, 42″811 in round 1 and 42″888 in the final.

If we make a list of fastest times on the team sprint in 2018, the first two places are now occupied by The Netherlands.

Fastest times on team sprint in 2018

42″727 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland,  Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
42″811 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Glasgow
42″822 | 05-04-2018 | NZL | Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster | Brisbane
42″869 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
42″877 | 05-04-2018 | NZL | Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster | Brisbane
42″888 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Roy van den Berg | Glasgow
42″905 | 03-08-2018 | NED | Jeffrey Hoogland, Harrie Lavreysen, Roy van den Berg | Glasgow
43″231 | 28-02-2018 | GBR | Jack Carlin, Jason Kenny, Ryan Owens | Apeldoorn
43″234 | 28-02-2018 | NED | Matthijs Buchli, Harrie Lavreysen, Nils van ‘t Hoenderdaal | Apeldoorn
43″373 | 28-02-2018 | FRA | Quintin Lafargue, Francois Pervis, Sebastien Vigier | Apeldoorn
43″389 | 28-02-2018 | FRA | Quintin Lafargue, Francois Pervis, Sebastien Vigier | Apeldoorn
43″397 | 20-01-2018 | NED | Theo Bos, Matthijs Buchli, Roy van den Berg | Minsk

Armand de las Cuevas (26 June 1968 – 02 August 2018)

Today, Armand de las Cuevas has passed away at the age of 50. He commited suicide. He won, in 1994, a Giro d’Italia stage.

Armand de las Cuevas
Born: 26 June 1968, Troyes (FRA)
Died: 02 August 2018

Teams
1989 – Reynolds – Banesto
1990 – Banesto
1991 – Banesto
1992 – Banesto
1993 – Banesto / Castorama
1994 – Castorama
1995 – Castorama
1996 – Petit Casino
1997 – Banesto
1998 – Banesto
1999 – Amica Chips – Costa de Almeria

Wins
01.06.1990 – Vuelta a Asturias, stage 4: Oviedo – Cangas del Narcea
21.06.1991 – Euskal Bizikleta, stage 3: Tolosa – Loyola
26.06.1991 – Bordeaux – Caudéran
30.06.1991 – National championship
07.08.1991 – Hendaye
20.08.1991 – GP Ouest France – GP Plouay
31.08.1991 – Lèves
05.05.1992 – Tour de Romandie, prologue: Fribourg – Fribourg
11.09.1992 – Riom
04.02.1993 – Etoile de Bessèges, stage 2: Le Vigan – Le Vigan
07.02.1993 – Etoile de Bessèges
13.03.1993 – Paris-Nice, stage 7: Marseille – Mandelieu
25.05.1993 – GP de Lisboa, stage 1: Lisboa – Lisboa
28.05.1993 – GP de Lisboa, stage 5: Lisboa – Lisboa
28.05.1993 – GP de Lisboa
16.10.1993 – Grand Prix des Nations
01.04.1994 – Paris-Camembert
04.05.1994 – Tour de Romandie, prologue: Marin – Marin
22.05.1994 – Giro d’Italia, stage 1B: Bologna – Bologna
31.07.1994 – Vuelta a Burgos, stage 2: Briviesca – Espinosa de la Monteros
03.08.1994 – Vuelta a Burgos, stage 4: Covarrubias – Laguna de Neila 
04.08.1994 – Vuelta a Burgos
06.08.1994 – Clasica San Sebastian
30.04.1995 – Trophée des Grimpeurs
27.07.1997 – Clasica de Sabiñánigo
14.06.1998 – Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
28.06.1998 – Route du Sud, stage 2: Saint-Gaudens – Plateau de Beille
30.06.1998 – Route du Sud

Major results
World Championship: 1993/11, 1994/11
Giro d’Italia: 1991/DNF, 1992/38, 1993/43, 1994/9, 1995/DNF
Tour de France: 1992/DNF, 1994/DNF, 1995/62
Vuelta a Espana: 1993/DNF, 1997/DNF, 1998/DNF
Milano-Sanremo: 1994/104
Liege-Bastone-Liege: 1994/59
Fleche Wallonne: 1992/15, 1995/17

European championships track cycling in Glasgow

Yesterday, the European championships track cycling has been started in Glasgow with team pursuit qualifying. Hereby a little overview of the medal events during this championship.

Medal events at the European championship
03 Aug 2018 | Team pursuit
03 Aug 2018 | Scratch
03 Aug 2018 | Team sprint
04 Aug 2018 | Kilometre
04 Aug 2018 | Omnium
05 Aug 2018 | Individual pursuit
05 Aug 2018 | Points race
06 Aug 2018 | Madison
06 Aug 2018 | Sprint
07 Aug 2018 | Elimination race
07 Aug 2018 | Keirin

Andreas Kappes (23 December 1965 – 31 July 2018)

Today, Andreas Kappes has passed away at the age of 52. He suffered an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Kappes won one Giro stage and was very successful on the track.

Andreas Kappes
Born: 23 December 1965, Bremen (DUI)
Died: 31 July 2018

Teams
1987 – Toshiba – Look – La Vie Claire
1988 – Toshiba
1989 – Toshiba
1990 – Toshiba
1991 – Histor – Sigma
1992 – Telekom
1993 – Mecair – Ballan
1994 – Trident – Schick
1995 – Refin – Cantina Tollo
1996 – Refin – Mobilvetta / P.S.V. Köln
1997 – P.S.V. Köln
1998 – Team Gerolsteiner
1999 – Agro Adler Brandenburg
2000 – Agro Adler Brandenburg
2001 – Agro Adler Brandenburg
2005 – König – Pilsener Team
2007 – Target – Exist – Spiuk

Wins
19.04.1986 – Niedersachsen Rundfahrt, stage 9B: Peine – Hanover
09.02.1987 – Ruta del Sol, stage 5: Cabra – Jaen
10.08.1987 – Coors Classic, stage 4: San Francisco – San Francisco
12.08.1987 – Coors Classic, stage 6B: Sacramento – Sacramento
06.03.1988 – Paris-Nice, prologue: Paris – Paris T.T.T.
12.03.1988 – Paris-Nice, stage 6A: Mandelieu – Nice
29.05.1988 – Giro d’Italia, stage 7: Campitello Matese – Avezzano
14.06.1988 – GP du Midi-Libre, stage 1B: Montpellier – Saint-Christol-les-Ales
10.01.1989 – Six Days of Bremen
21.02.1989 – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, stage 1: Altea – Altea
28.03.1989 – Paris-Camenbert
19.05.1989 – Tour de Picardie, stage 1
21.05.1989 – Tour de Picardie, stage 3B
21.05.1989 – Tour de Picardie
20.06.1989 – Tour de Suisse, stage 7: Arosa – Bellinzona
21.06.1989 – Tour de Suisse, stage 8: Bellinzona – Tasch
26.10.1989 – Six Days of Dortmund
09.11.1989 – Six Days of Munich
13.06.1990 – Euskal Bizikleta, stage 1: Eibar – Getxo
27.12.1990 – Six Days of Köln
01.01.1991 – Six Days of Köln
15.01.1991 – Six Days of Bremen
23.01.1991 – Six Days of Stuttgart
17.02.1991 – Trofeo Luis Puig
22.02.1991 – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, stage 4: Sagunto – Vall de Uxo
02.03.1991 – Omloop Het Volk
12.03.1991 – Paris-Nice, stage 3: Cusset – Saint-Etienne
09.04.1991 – Vuelta al Pais Vasco, stage 2: Andoain – Vitoria
12.11.1991 – Six Days of Munich
14.01.1992 – Six Days of Bremen
13.01.1993 – Six Days of Stuttgart
18.01.1994 – Six Days of Bremen
24.04.1994 – Berner Rundfahrt
07.05.1994 – Quatre Jours de Dunkerque, stage 4: Dunkerque
16.06.1994 – Tour de Suisse, stage 3: Thun – Jona
21.07.1995 – Hofbrau Cup, stage 2: Waiblingen – Waiblingen
19.11.1995 – Six Days of Ghent
02.01.1996 – Six Days of Köln
09.07.1996 – Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, stage 7: Bad Nuenahr – Simmern
17.09.1996 – Hessen Rundfahrt, stage 2: Michelstadt – Hanau
25.09.1996 – GP Guillaume Tell, stage 1: Lenzerheide – Lenzerheide
14.01.1997 – Six Days of Bremen
22.01.1997 – Six Days of Stuttgart
03.07.1997 – Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, stage 1A: Koblenz – Simmern
04.01.1998 – Six Days of Köln
12.04.1998 – Ster van Brabant
15.12.1998 – Six Days of Leipzig
12.01.1999 – Six Days of Berlin
27.01.1999 – Six Days of Stuttgart
01.06.1999 – Deutschland Tour, stage 5: Dortmund – Koblenz
09.11.1999 – Six Days of Munich
18.01.2000 – Six Days of Bremen
26.01.2000 – Six Days of Stuttgart
05.11.2002 – Six Days of Dortmund
18.10.2003 – European Championship, Madison
20.01.2004 – Six Days of Stuttgart

Major results
World Championship: 1987/17, 1988/50, 1989/24, 1990/8, 1991/49, 1993/13, 1994/46
Giro d’Italia: 1987/26, 1988/DNF, 1992/121, 1993/124, 1995/106
Tour de France: 1988/110, 1989/96, 1990/136, 1991/65, 1992/128
Milano-Sanremo: 1987/102, 1988/22, 1989/26, 1990/11, 1991/10, 1993/137, 1995/109
Ronde van Vlaanderen: 1988/68, 1989/64, 1990/18, 1991/61, 1993/93, 1994/27
Paris-Roubaix: 1990/21
Liege-Bastone-Liege: 1989/94, 1990/46
Giro di Lombardia: 1989/11, 1990/38, 1991/91
Amstel Gold Race: 1988/72, 1990/7
Paris-Tours: 1989/17, 1990/5, 1991/37, 1996/24
Fleche Wallonne: 1988/5, 1989/18, 1991/57