Sprint finish wraps up hot, hot, hot third stage of the Belgium Tour

Sport Director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“It’s frustrating that we just missed the breakaway today. Oliver attacked first and it didn’t stick, but the next move did, that’s just the way that it goes sometimes. After the breakaway was established, we regrouped and held a good position in the bunch to help Peter and Declan.”

“Logan, Oliver and Sam did great work looking after their teammates today. Logan was back to the cars for bottles even when he was suffering and by his own admission, that gave purpose to his suffering which cannot be underestimated on a hot day like today.”

Oliver Behringer

“I tried to get in the first breakaway straight out of the neutral zone, but unfortunately it didn’t happen, and the bunch regrouped, but only for a moment and the next attacks to spring were what formed the break. There were a lot of twists and turns in the beginning and it wasn’t possible to bridge across.

“After that we made a really good decision as a team to look after Declan and Peter and help each other. So, I was able to recover from the early effort and then do my job for the team with everyone else and prepare for the circuits.

“I think it was key that we worked so well for each other going into the finishing laps, because we were able to keep Declan and Peter up near the front, before Sam and I dropped off on the last lap and rode tempo to the line.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com

Team Bahrain Victorious and Finish Line™ Announce Partnership for 2021

Team Bahrain Victorious and Finish Line™, the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty bicycle lubricants and related maintenance products, are pleased to announce a partnership for the 2021 season. As an official partner, Finish Line will be providing the team with their full product line.

The company was founded in 1988 by the self-professed “tech-geek” and cycling enthusiast Henry (Hank) Krause, when the availability of technically advanced bicycle lubricants for sophisticated multi-geared drivetrains were extremely limited. Krause began with a simple mission statement: “Develop premium quality and performance-enhancing bicycle lubricants. Formulate them with ingredients that respect the environment. Market them honestly. Price them fairly.” Guided by this original mission statement, Finish Line now manufactures over 50 unique products and enjoys a leading market position in over 60 countries. 

“Finish Line has a rich history of developing the highest quality products to enhance the performance of a bicycle drivetrain. Whether you’re a daily commuter, a recreational cyclist or racing the Grand Tours, our comprehensive range has you covered. Together with our exclusive Italian distributor, Ciclo Promo, we are proud to support the riders and staff of such a high-performing team like Bahrain Victorious in their efforts for the 2021 season,” – Hank Krause, President, Finish Line.

Head Mechanic Filip Tisma commented on the partnership: “Finish Line has been well established in cycling since 1988 with their range of lubricants and maintenance products. We are delighted to partner with a brand with such a strong product range, and who continue to pursue the latest cutting-edge technology. Their investment in R&D and commitment to work alongside a WorldTour team like us helps us continue to have the best quality bike lubricants and maintenance range.”

For more information, please visit www.finishlineusa.com.

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— Simona Mazzoleni to bahraincyclingteam.com