Giacomo Nizzolo powered to victory on stage 2 of Paris-Nice ahead of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), to secure his second WorldTour victory of 2020 for NTT Pro Cycling. As expected the second stage, 165.5km from Chevreuse to Châlette-sur-Loing, saw cross-winds play a crucial role in the final 32 kilometres and the in-form Italian make his move, as he joined a reduced group of eleven riders that found themselves in front for the final 10km. Together with Nizzolo, the group included recent winner of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Jasper Stuyven, three riders from Bora- Hansgrohe and Nils Politt. Nizzolo timed his sprint perfectly, to stormRead More →

Giacomo Nizzolo claimed his 4th podium of 2020 after winning the bunch sprint for second place at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. A superb solo effort from Kasper Asgreen (DQT) saw the Dane hold off the peleton bearing down on him to take the win in Kuurne. For the Italian it was reward for an excellent day out as he covered all of the differing moves throughout, climbing well and taking advantage of the fact that some of his rivals had raced on Saturday, to finish in scintillating fashion. That result brought an end to the ‘Opening Weekend’ in Belgium and set the tone for what promisesRead More →

This weekend we will be in France for a UCI 1.Pro double header, taking on the Faun Ardeche Classic on Saturday and Royal Bernard Drome Classic on Sunday. The French classics take place in the respective hilly regions of south-east France and so the punchy type climbers are expected to go head-to-head for top honours. NTT Pro Cycling will have a few options over the weekend, with a versatile climbing group taking on both races. Carlos Barbero, Roman Kreuziger and Ben King will lead our younger climbing talents of Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Gino Mader and Matteo Sobrero. Completing our team will be our newly crowned SouthRead More →

Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling) produced a powerful sprint to win the final stage of the Tour de Langkawi, and in doing so, he also rode away with the green points jersey. The final stage of the Tour de Langkawi took place on the island of Langkawi, over a 108km route which also included 6 local laps on a 9km circuit. NTT Pro Cycling wanted to end the UCI 2.HC event on a high note by securing the green jersey on the shoulders of Walscheid and also taking aim at the final stage win. It would not be a straight forward sprint stage though asRead More →

Ben O’ Connor soloed to an impressive victory on stage 4 of Etoile de Bessèges for NTT Pro Cycling. It was an inspired team performance that set Ben O’Connor up for the win on stage 4 of the Etoile de Bessèges. Initially, O’Connor made it into the early break of the day with 6 other riders but with 55km to go of the 138km stage, NTT Pro Cycling looked to shake up proceedings by relentlessly attacking from the peloton. First, Andreas Stokbro made a move but he was brought back by the main group. Then Michael Gogl jumped clear and he got a slight gapRead More →

Taj Jones (ARA Pro Racing) won stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi, beating Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling) and Jeremy Lecroq (B&B Hotels – Vital Concept) in the mass sprint. Stage 2 of the Tour de Langkawi was a long but mostly flat 175km route along the Eastern coast. A break of 5 riders animated the early part of the stage but the yellow jersey team of Vino-Astana Motors held them in check. NTT Pro Cycling came to the fore in the final 40km to ensure a bunch sprint would decide the stage, as Walscheid was targeting the stage win. The team worked reallyRead More →

The first stage of the Tour de Langkawi saw a 2-rider breakaway survive to the line, with Evgeniy Fedorov (Vino-Astana Motors) taking the win ahead of Turakit Boonratanathanakorn (Thailand Continetal). Ahmet Orken (Team Sapura) won the sprint for 3rd. Stage 1 of the Tour de Langkawi was a short and fast 85km stage around Kuching. The break formed just after 30km of racing and quickly built a lead of just over 5-minutes. NTT Pro Cycling took up the chase from the main peloton, but with no assistance from the rival sprint teams it was always going to be difficult to reel in the leaders onRead More →

On Sunday, NTT Pro Cycling will get its European racing season underway when it takes the start at GP Cyclista le Marseillaise, in France. The GP la Marseillaise is a UCI 1.1 event, taking place in the hills around Marseille. Riders will have a tough 145km to contend with, with little to no flat road anywhere on the route. Previous editions of the event have provided for exciting finales in recent years, as both breakaway’s and reduced group sprints have each had their chances to take out the victory. NTT Pro Cycling have a strong classics styled team for this French race, with both EdvaldRead More →

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to victory at the inaugural edition of the UCI 1.1 Race Torquay, this evening. Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT Pro Cycling) produced another solid sprint to take 2nd place, with Alberto Dainese (Team Sunweb) rounding out the podium in 3rd. The 133km Race Torquay took place in fading evening light, around a 10 lap circuit in Torquay. The criterium style race was run at a high pace throughout, with a number of attacks coming from the main group. However, with a keen interest from a number of sprint teams to work on the front of the peloton, including our own NTT Pro Cycling,Read More →

Nizzolo stage five victory opens account for NTT Pro Cycling in strong opening week of 2020 season. The Santos Tour Down Under drew to a close in a thrilling finale on Wullunga Hill on Sunday which saw a desperate breakaway group, including Dylan Sunderland, reeled in by pre-stage favourite Richie Porte who claimed overall race victory. Sunderland’s group consisted of 26 riders which was gradually whittled down with the Australian, on WorldTour debut, among the last to be hoovered up on the famous climb. He eventually finished 12th, a hugely impressive result, to cap off a very good opening week for NTT Pro Cycling of the season. HIGHLIGHT The undoubted highlightRead More →