Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lieuwe Westra: Up Close With The Astana Specialist

Most cycling fans are familiar of the steady rise of Dutchman, Lieuwe Westra when he rode for Vacansoleil. He is a TT specialist and not shy when the roads rise. As a new Astana rider, he is in Paris-Nice applying his services for Vincenzo Nibaili and Jakob Fuglsang.

In the 2012 Paris-Nice, he won the mountainous stage 5 to Mende pulling away from Bradley Wiggins to win the stage and cement his second overall. A solid performance.

The mountain stages start Thursday... a good opportunity for Westra to shine some more.






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Here's a short interview with the 2-time National Time Trial Champion 
as he shares his thoughts going into stage 4. It often surprises me how close the riders can mingle with the fans.



A look back ...

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Westra shines at Mende.




Eventual stage winner, Tom Jelte Slagter pulls away and
soon will be joined by Geraint Thomas who becomes the new leader.
via TDWsport




At Tirreno Adriatico...

Omega Pharma celebrates...



Rival Orica GreenEdge will fight on...


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