Bevin seventeenth in Giro after successful breakaway attempt

It took kilometers and kilometers before a big group of escapees was allowed to go up the road. Once it was decided, Bevin found himself in the mix.

A good move, from ISN’s perspective, to go with Bevin in the break; the team took a chance for a good stage result.

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The parcours suited the fast Bevin particularly well as there were a few tiny hills to overcome in the last thirty kilometers.

The Kiwi attacked his fellow breakaway companions with thirty kilometers to go, didn’t get away, then paid for his attempt.

After the finish, he said: “I tried to be aggressive, but I simply didn’t have the legs.”

He didn’t return to the front of the race again after several attacks from others.

“Disappointing”, he said, “especially after such a long day on the bike.”

Bevin finished seventeenth. “That’s it after 18 stages into the Giro.”

— Sjors Beukeboom to israelcyclingacademy.com

Bevin takes second place on stage 2 of Tour de Romandie

Israel Start-Up Nation came very close to victory on stage 2 of Tour de Romandie, as Patrick Bevin was narrowly denied the win in the final sprint.

After his strong performance yesterday, Bevin was eager to get in the mix again today and despite the challenging profile with over 3400 meters of climbing, the versatile Kiwi had no problems staying in the select group of favorites fighting for the win.

ISN team leader, Michael Woods, did well to support his teammate and set him up for the sprint, but unfortunately, Bevin ran out of the road at the end, having to settle for second place behind Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious) who won the stage.

In the general classification, Bevin moved up to second place, just eight seconds down on the leading rider, Rohan Dennis (INEOS).

Patrick Bevin: “Another close one! I was hoping that the pace would be a bit higher on the climb so there would have been a smaller bunch at the end. Unfortunately, I was the second fastest guy to make it over the climb. I’ll keep pushing on for the next stages!”

— MC to israelcyclingacademy.com

Bevin sprints to third place on stage 1 of Tour de Romandie

Israel Start-Up Nation was in the mix, fighting for victory, on stage 1 of Tour de Romandie with Patrick Bevin sprinting to third place in the reduced bunch sprint. He’s now seventh overall.

With a challenging loop to be covered four times, it wasn’t a given that today’s first road stage of the race would end in a sprint. As expected, the peloton split up on the climbs and on the final 20 km, several riders tried to breakaway. However, nobody succeeded and ultimately, it all ended in a sprint.

The ISN riders did very well to put Bevin in an optimal position in final kilometers and the strong Kiwi put on a good sprint to make podium as Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) took the win. ISN team leader Michael Woods finished in the first group as well, crossing the line in 35th place to keep his GC ambitions intact.

Patrick Bevin: “The plan changed in the last 20 km and I had both Reto [Hollenstein] and Alex [Dowsett] to put me in a position to sprint. Unfortunately, I let myself get pushed around a bit in the last few hundred meters and really lost a lot of speed as the sprint opened up. Third is a nice result with the sprint field here today.”

— MC to israelcyclingacademy.com

Bevin best of ISN in Romandie prologue

Israel Start-Up Nation started out Tour de Romandie with Patrick Bevin taking taking 16th place in the prologue.

With a distance of just 4 km, it was always expected to be a close fight for the win today. However, as the last 800 meters were uphill towards the finishing line, the riders good on the climbs did have an advantage on the pure time trial specialists.

Starting out as one of the early riders, it was no surprise to see Bevin clock one of the best times as the crossed the finishing line in Oron. The clock stopped at 5:44 minutes, seeing Bevin ride into second place at the time. From here on, it was a waiting game to see who else could challenge for the top positions.

Ultimately, Rohan Dennis (INEOS) took the win, while ISN’s designated GC captain, Michael Woods, did well to stay in contention for the overall classification as he finished the day in 36th place.

— MC to israelcyclingacademy.com