Lots of news concerning Ukraine – TOP STORY. Race reports from Le Samyn and Trofeo Laigueglia with results and video. Rider news: Vincenzo Nibali ill, Victor Campenaerts in pain, Primoz Roglič early success and Tim Declercq still out of action. Team news: Patrick Lefevere critical of imitation Strade Bianche, Money problems at Astana and riders for Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice. Race news: 2022 Giro d’Italia wild cards. Plus Jarrad Drizners update and UAE Tour winning team honoured by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince. *Stop the War in Ukraine* TOP STORY: Yaroslav Popovych Makes Emotional Appeal: “We need a lot of help” Sports director Yaroslav Popovych has made an emotional appeal to his followers on Instagram for help to his home country of Ukraine, which is currently fighting an invasion by the Russian army.
The 42 year-old Trek-Segafredo DS was working in the UAE Tour last week, towards the end of the race war broke out in his native country. “The last three days I hardly slept, when I knew what was going to happen. An attack from Russia. I cannot believe it. Since then, the news has been uninterrupted to find out exactly what is happening, how many people are dying and how many people are suffering.”
“I hardly ever ask for help, but now… If you can help us, that would be great,” says a motivated Popovych. The former pro tells a story about how a Polish friend picked up a family who had fled before the war at […]