Short news roundup: Tour de Hongrie, Tour du Limousin, Jürgen Roelandts, Joey Rosskopf, Callum Scotson
Aug 18 2018 06:20 am CET

Short news roundup: Tour de Hongrie, Tour du Limousin, Jürgen Roelandts, Joey Rosskopf, Callum Scotson
Short news roundup: Tour de Hongrie, Tour du Limousin, Jürgen Roelandts, Joey Rosskopf, Callum Scotson
Photo by ASO/Alex BROADWAY

The short news roundup of the day includes the Tour de Hongrie, the Tour du Limousin, Movistar's latest signing, Joey Rosskopf's contract renewal and Callum Scotson's move to the WorldTour.

Andrii Brataschchuk wins third stage of Tour de Hongrie, Belletti keeps GC lead

Former rider Alberto Contador was in charge of launching the third stage of the Hungarian race. The escape of the day was formed by three riders and they got an advantage of more than nine minutes.

The peloton was close to catching the escapees in the last ten kilometres, but Andrii Bratashchuk (Team Novak) made a move from the peloton, caught the front group and overtook them, showing a strong performance that took him to win the stage. Race leader Manuel Belletti crossed the finish line in the second position and managed to keep the leader's jersey.

Nicolas Edet has double celebration at Tour du Limousine

Cofidis' Nicolas Edet has won the third stage of the French race. The Frenchman crossed the finish line ahead of Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli) and Fabien Grellier (Direct Energie).

The breakaway of the day was formed by eight riders and a high pace set by Cofidis managed to bring them back in with ten kilometres to go. Grellier and Ballerini tried to escape in the last kilometres, but they couldn't follow the strong attack that Edet launched with 700 metres to go. The Frenchman of Cofidis also took the GC lead.

Movistar signs Jürgen Roelandts

The Spanish team has signed the Belgian classics rider for the 2019 season. The rider is set to strengthen the team for the flat, windy races, as well as for those that are fought on the cobbles.

Roelandts makes the move from BMC Racing Team, where he was for one season. His palmares includes top-five results in races like the Tour of Flanders, the E3 Harelbeke and Milano-Sanremo.

Joey Rosskopf renews contract with Continuum Sports

The US National Time Trial champion has extended his contract with Continuum Sports, currently known as BMC Racing Team, after spending the last four seasons with the American squad.

"Joey Rosskopf is an incredibly talented rider who often flies under the radar because of his selflessness and professionalism when it comes to supporting his teammates," said General Manager Jim Ochowicz. "He has played a key domestique role at stage races and Grand Tours over the years and can also make the most of his own opportunities. Joey's time trialling has come a long way in the last four years and as we have seen, he is now one of the team's best time trialists with two national titles to his name and most recently, second in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah prologue. Joey has also played an important role in many of our team time trial victories over the years."

Callum Scotson steps up to the WorldTour with Mitchelton-Scott

The Australian U23 time trial champion Callum Scotson has signed a two-year contract with Mitchelton-Scott. The rider is a world champion and Olympic silver medalist on the track and has divided his time in the past season between the track and UCI Continental team Mitchelton-BikeExchange.

"To join Mitchelton-SCOTT next year is literally a dream come true for me. For years I have wanted to become a professional road rider one day, and I can't think of a better team to be able to do that with," the rider commented. "I'm excited for the new experiences that lie ahead and can't wait for 2019 to come around."




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