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Ashton Lambie crushes world record individual pursuit

Ashton Lambie has crushed the world record individual pursuit in Aguascalientes. The American was more than 3 seconds faster than Jack Bobridge, seven years ago. 

Fastest 4000-metre individual pursuit times
4:07.251 | 2018 | Ashton Lambie | Aguascalientes
4:10.534 | 2011 | Jack Bobridge | Sydney
4:11.114* | 1996 | Chris Boardman | Manchester
4:11.455 | 2018 | Charlie Tanfield | Brisbane
4:12.172 | 2017 | Jordan Kerby | Hong Kong
4:12.253 | 2018 | Charlie Tanfield | Minsk
4:12.365 | 2018 | Ivo Oliveira | Apeldoorn
4:13.007 | 2016 | Edison Bravo | Aguascalientes
4:13.068 | 2018 | John Archibald | Brisbane
4:13.073 | 2018 | Domenic Weinstein | Glasgow
4:13.154 | 2018 | Jordan Kerby | Brisbane
4:13.224 | 2012 | Michael Hepburn | Melbourne
4:13.353* | 1996 | Chris Boardman | Manchester
4:13.363 | 2018 | Domenic Weinstein | Glasgow
4:13.399 | 2011 | Rohan Dennis | Sydney
4:13.414 | 2018 | Dylan Kennett | Brisbane
4:13.448 | 2017 | Charlie Tanfield | Anadia
4:13.453 | 2017 | Domenic Weinstein | Frankfurt (Oder)
4:13.529 | 2017 | Jordan Kerby | Cambridge
4:13.531 | 2018 | Jordan Kerby | Brisbane
4:13.595 | 2018 | Sam Welsford | Brisbane
4:13.600 | 2018 | Ivo Oliveira | Glasgow
4:13.607 | 2018 | Filippo Ganna | Apeldoorn
4:13.662 | 2018 | Filippo Ganna | Apeldoorn
4:13.786 | 2018 | Alexander Evtushenko | Apeldoorn

Posted in Cycling Road Vuelta a Espana

Valverde second rider with stage win in 8 Vuelta’s

Alejandro Valverde is the second rider to win a stage in eight different Vuelta’s after Domingo Perurena. Perurena did this in nine different Vuelta’s.

Most editions with stage win
9 | Domingo Perurena | SPA
8 | Alejandro Valverde | SPA
7 | Roberto Heras | SPA
7 | Alessandro Petacchi | ITA
7 | Alex Zülle | SUI
6 | Julian Berrendero | SPA
6 | Gerben Karstens | NED
6 | Sean Kelly | IRL
6 | Joaquin Rodriguez | SPA

Posted in Cycling Road Vuelta a Espana

Valverde second oldest stage winner Vuelta

Alejandro Valverde has become the second oldest stage winner in Vuelta a España after Christopher Horner in 2013.

Oldest stage winners Vuelta a Espana
41-314 | Christopher Horner |USA |  Stage 10 | 2013
41-307 | Christopher Horner | USA | Stage 3 | 2013
38-122 | Alejandro Valverde | SPA | Stage 2 | 2018
37-334 | Manuel Martin Pinera | SPA | Stage 10 |1969
37-061 | Erik Zabel | GER | Stage 7 | 2007
36-344 | Manuel Martin Pinera | SPA | Stage 18 | 1968
36-334 | Manuel Martin Pinera | SPA | Stage 8 | 1968
36-245 | Roger de Vlaeminck | BEL | Stage 8 | 1984
36-243 | Alessandro Petacchi | ITA | Stage 7 | 2010
36-240 | Dag-Otto Lauritzen | NOR | Stage 15 | 1993

Posted in Cycling Road Vuelta a Espana

Valverde equals Coppi & Bartali

Alejandro Valverde has won the second stage in La Vuelta. It was 15 years after his first stage win in the Spanish tour. Only Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali have won in a Grand Tour fifteen years after their first win a stage. 

Before today, Valverde shared this record in La Vuelta with Domingo Perurena (1966-1978) and Joaquin Rodriguez (2003-2015).

Most years between first and last stage in a Grand Tour
15 | Gino Bartali | ITA | Giro | 1935 | 1950
15 | Fausto Coppi | ITA | Giro | 1940 | 1955
15 | Alejandro Valverde | SPA | Vuelta | 2003 | 2018
14 | Jean Alavoine | FRA | Tour | 1909 | 1923
14 | Olimpio Bizzi | ITA | Giro | 1936 | 1950
14 | Mario Cipollini | ITA | Giro | 1989 | 2003
13 | Alfredo Sivocci | ITA | Giro | 1911 | 1924
13 | Louis Mottiat | ITA | Tour | 1912 | 1925
13 | Costante Girardengo | ITA | Giro | 1913 | 1926
13 | Rene Vietto | ITA | Tour | 1934 | 1947
13 | Gino Bartali | ITA | Tour | 1937 | 1950
13 | Adolfo Leoni | ITA | Giro | 1938 | 1951
13 | Francesco Moser | ITA | Giro | 1973 | 1986 
13 | Moreno Argentin | ITA | Giro | 1981 | 1994

Posted in Cycling Road Vuelta a Espana

Rohan Dennis completes his trilogy

Rohan Dennis has completed his trilogy with stages wins in all three Grand Tours. The Australian has now won a stage, time trial stage in his case, in all thee Grand Tours.

Riders with stage win in all Grand Tours
# | Rider | Nat | Giro | Tour | Vuelta | First | Last
65 | Merckx, Eddy | BEL | 25 | 34 | 6 | 1967 | 1975
57 | Cipollini, Mario | ITA | 42 | 12 | 3 | 1989 | 2003
48 | Cavendish, Mark | GBR | 15 | 30 | 3 | 2008 | 2016
48 | Petacchi, Alessandro | ITA | 22 | 6 | 20 | 2000 | 2011
41 | Hinault, Bernard | FRA | 6 | 28 | 7 | 1978 | 1986
37 | van Looy, Rik | BEL | 12 | 7 | 18 | 1958 | 1969
35 | Maertens, Freddy | BEL | 7 | 15 | 13 | 1976 | 1981
27 | Basso, Marino | ITA | 15 | 6 | 6 | 1966 | 1977
27 | Moser, Francesco | ITA | 23 | 2 | 2 | 1973 | 1986
26 | Bontempi, Guido | ITA | 16 | 6 | 4 | 1981 | 1993
26 | Poblet Orriols, Miguel | SPA | 20 | 3 | 3 | 1955 | 1961
25 | Jalabert, Laurent | FRA | 3 | 4 | 18 | 1992 | 2001
25 | van Steenbergen, Rik | BEL | 15 | 4 | 6 | 1949 | 1957
24 | de Vlaeminck, Roger | BEL | 22 | 1 | 1 | 1970 | 1984
23 | Anquetil, Jacques | FRA | 6 | 16 | 1 | 1957 | 1964
22 | Greipel, Andre | GER | 7 | 11 | 4 | 2008 | 2017
22 | Van Poppel, Jean-Paul | NED | 4 | 9 | 9 | 1986 | 1994
21 | Karstens, Gerben | NED | 1 | 6 | 14 | 1965 | 1976
21 | Rominger, Toni | SUI | 5 | 3 | 13 | 1988 | 1996
19 | Kittel, Marcel | GER | 4 | 14 | 1 | 2011 | 2017
18 | Altig, Rudi | GER | 4 | 8 | 6 | 1962 | 1969
18 | Defilippis, Nino | ITA | 9 | 7 | 2 | 1952 | 1964
16 | Magni, Fiorenzo | ITA | 6 | 7 | 3 | 1948 | 1955
15 | Abduzhaparov, Djamolidine | UZB | 1 | 7 | 7 | 1992 | 1996
15 | Bugno, Gianni | ITA | 9 | 4 | 2 | 1988 | 1998
15 | Gimondi, Felice | ITA | 7 | 7 | 1 | 1965 | 1976
15 | van Linden, Rik | BEL | 9 | 4 | 2 | 1972 | 1978
14 | Fuente Lavandera, Jose-Manuel | SPA | 9 | 2 | 3 | 1971 | 1974
14 | Hushovd, Thor | NOR | 1 | 10 | 3 | 2002 | 2011
14 | Nibali, Vincenzo | ITA | 7 | 5 | 2 | 2010 | 2017
14 | Rodriguez Oliver, Joaquin | SPA | 2 | 3 | 9 | 2003 | 2015
14 | Wust, Marcel | GER | 1 | 1 | 12 | 1995 | 2000
14 | Zulle, Alex | SUI | 3 | 2 | 9 | 1993 | 2000
13 | Baffi, Pierino | ITA | 4 | 5 | 4 | 1955 | 1963
13 | Fignon, Laurent | FRA | 2 | 9 | 2 | 1983 | 1992
13 | Froome, Christopher | GBR | 1 | 7 | 5 | 2011 | 2018
13 | Godefroot, Walter | BEL | 1 | 10 | 2 | 1967 | 1975
13 | Koblet, Hugo | SUI | 7 | 5 | 1 | 1950 | 1956
13 | Planckaert, Eddy | BEL | 1 | 2 | 10 | 1981 | 1989
13 | Reybroeck, Guido | BEL | 3 | 6 | 4 | 1965 | 1970
13 | Thurau, Dietrich | GER | 2 | 6 | 5 | 1976 | 1979
13 | Valverde Belmonte, Alejandro | SPA | 1 | 3 | 9 | 2003 | 2016
12 | Jimenez Munoz, Julio | SPA | 4 | 5 | 3 | 1964 | 1968
12 | Degenkolb, John | DUI | 1 | 1 | 10 | 2012 | 2018
12 | Minali, Nicola | ITA | 2 | 3 | 7 | 1994 | 1998
11 | Bahamontes, Federico Martin | SPA | 1 | 7 | 3 | 1957 | 1964
11 | Bennati, Daniele | ITA | 3 | 2 | 6 | 2007 | 2012
11 | Blijlevens, Jeroen | NED | 2 | 4 | 5 | 1995 | 1999
11 | Lasa Orguia, Miguel-Maria | SPA | 3 | 2 | 6 | 1970 | 1981
11 | Simoni, Gilberto | ITA | 8 | 1 | 2 | 2000 | 2007
11 | van Impe, Lucien | BEL | 1 | 9 | 1 | 1972 | 1983
10 | Carlesi, Guido | ITA | 7 | 2 | 1 | 1958 | 1965
10 | Millar, David | GBR | 1 | 4 | 5 | 2000 | 2012
10 | Sels, Ward | BEL | 1 | 7 | 2 | 1964 | 1969
10 | Stablinski, Jean | FRA | 2 | 5 | 3 | 1957 | 1967
10 | Ullrich, Jan | GER | 1 | 7 | 2 | 1996 | 2006
9 | Gilbert, Philippe | BEL | 3 | 1 | 5 | 2009 | 2015
8 | Baldato, Fabio | ITA | 4 | 2 | 2 | 1993 | 2003
8 | Bernard, Jean-Francois | FRA | 4 | 3 | 1 | 1986 | 1990
8 | Bettini, Paolo | ITA | 2 | 1 | 5 | 2000 | 2008
8 | Dumoulin, Tom | NED | 4 | 2 | 2 | 2015 | 2018
8 | Herrera Herrera, Luis-Alberto | COL | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1984 | 1992
8 | Lejarreta Arrizabalaga, Marino | SPA | 2 | 1 | 5 | 1982 | 1991
8 | Marie, Thierry | FRA | 1 | 6 | 1 | 1986 | 1992
8 | Matthews, Michael | AUS | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2013 | 2017
8 | Menchov, Denis | RUS | 2 | 1 | 5 | 2004 | 2012
8 | Ruiz Navarette, Bernardo | SPA | 1 | 2 | 5 | 1948 | 1955
7 | Breukink, Erik | NED | 2 | 4 | 1 | 1987 | 1992
7 | Gonzalez Jimenez, Aitor | SPA | 3 | 1 | 3 | 2002 | 2004
7 | Gualazzini, Ercole | ITA | 4 | 2 | 1 | 1969 | 1977
7 | Svorada, Jan | CZE | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1995 | 2001
7 | Trentin, Matteo | ITA | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2013 | 2017
6 | Aru, Fabio | ITA | 3 | 1 | 2 | 2014 | 2017
6 | Battaglin, Giovanni | ITA | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1975 | 1981
6 | Benedetti, Rino | ITA | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1952 | 1962
6 | Cubino Gonzalez, Laudelino | SPA | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1987 | 1995
6 | Farrar, Tyler | USA | 2 | 1 | 3 | 2009 | 2011
6 | Ghirotto, Massimo | ITA | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1988 | 1994
6 | Konychev, Dmitri | RUS | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1993 | 2000
6 | Mottet, Charly | FRA | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1986 | 1991
6 | Piepoli, Leonardo | ITA | 3 | 1 | 2 | 2004 | 2008
6 | Pollentier, Michel | BEL | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1974 | 1984
5 | Lastras Garcia, Pablo | SPA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2001 | 2011
5 | Lopez Carrill, Vicente | SPA | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1971 | 1976
5 | Millar, Robert | GBR | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1983 | 1989
5 | Quintana Rojas, Nairo Alexander | COL | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2013 | 2017
5 | Skibby, Jesper | DEN | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1989 | 1995
5 | Utchakov, Sergei | UKR | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1993 | 1999
4 | Elliott, Seamus | IRL | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1960 | 1963
4 | Gerrans, Simon | AUS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2008 | 2013
4 | Rincon Quintana, Oliveiro | COL | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1993 | 1996
3 | de Gendt, Thomas | BEL | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2012 | 2017
3 | Dennis, Rohan | AUS | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2015 | 2018
3 | Garate Cepa, Juan-Manuel | SPA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2001 | 2009
3 | Hamilton, Tyler | USA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2002 | 2004
3 | Zabriskie, David | USA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2004 | 2005