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Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali and Romain Bardet to face off at Giro del Trentino

The three WorldTour teams at the Giro del Trentino will send strong squads to the four-day stage race in Italy next week (Photos: Watson/Sunada) There may only be three WorldTour 1 teams competing at the Giro del Trentino this year but the quality of the field remains pretty high, with a host of Grand Tour contenders present.

Mikel Landa continues his build up to the Giro d Italia 2 in his fourth race for Team Sky.

The Spaniard, who finished second to Richie Porte 3 in this race last year, will be looking to improve on his 11th and 12th place finishes in stage races so far this season

Teams begin announcing squads for season-opening Tour Down Under

Ag2r La Mondiale, FDJ, Orica-GreenEdge and Trek Factory Racing announce their seven-man squads for January’s Tour Down Under The peloton on stage one of the 2015 Tour Down Under Believe it or not, the Santos Tour Down Under 1 is only 41 days away and some teams are getting their squads out early.

For those riders racing out in Australia in January, Christmas lunch will likely be a little smaller as the training ramps up and Orica-GreenEdge 2 , FDJ, Trek and Ag2r La Mondiale have given their guys a bit of a heads-up as to who exactly will be going.

For Orica, Simon Gerrans will lead the team 3 in their home race, hoping to win his fourth overall title in South Australia, while sprinter Caleb Ewan 4 will be on hand for the plentiful flat stages

Jan Bakelants defies sprinters with Gran Piemonte solo win

Belgian Jan Bakelants took the victory in a wet and windy edition of Gran Piemonte in Italy – Tao Geoghegan Hart in escape on his debut for Sky – Photos by Graham Watson Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale) wins he 2015 Grand Piemonte Jan Bakelants ( Ag2r 1 ) held off the chasing peloton to win Gran Piemonte in Italy on Friday, having distanced his rivals with a late solo attack.

The Belgian launched his winning move with around five kilometres remaining in the 185km UCI 1.HC-ranked race

Check out Romain Bardet’s Tour de France stage 18 winning ride on Strava

Romain Bardet smashes it down the Col du Glandon to set up his stage 18 win at the Tour de France, soloing from 40km out to beat Pierre Rolland Romain Bardet escapes on stage eighteen of the 2015 Tour de France Commentators were raving about Romain Bardet s perfect descending 1 on stage 18 of the Tour de France and the stats on Strava certainly back up the praise.

The young Ag2r-La Mondiale rider set the fastest Strava time down the descent of the Col du Glandon by a full 34 seconds from LottoNL-Jumbo s Robert Gesink 2 .

Before he attacked the descent and forged an unassailable lead over the chasing breakaway riders, Bardet also took the KoM up the ascent of the Glandon, but lost in minutes later to that man Gesink