Lieuwe Westra http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37162/all en Cycling: Gaudin wins Paris-Nice prologue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cycling-gaudin-wins-paris-nice-prologue-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Frenchman Damien Gaudin, riding for Europcar, won Sunday's Paris-Nice prologue, a 2.9km time trial around Houilles west of Paris.</p> <p>Gaudin, a three-time French national pursuit champion, bagged the yellow jersey after seeing off compatriot Sylvain Chavanel by 0.56sec and Dutchman Lieuwe Westra as the 26-year-old garnered his first career win five years after turning professional.</p> <p>Monday's first stage proper is a 195km ride from Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Nemours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cycling-gaudin-wins-paris-nice-prologue-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lieuwe Westra Sports Team Europcar AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772208 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Westra wins first stage of Tour of California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130512/cycling-westra-wins-first-stage-tour-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutchman Lieuwe Westra seized the yellow jersey at the Tour of California after winning the 165 kilometre (130 mile) opening stage on the outskirts of San Diego on Sunday.</p> <p>Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) outduelled Spaniard Francisco Mancebo in a sprint over the final kilometres while Slovak Peter Sagan led the chase bunch, finishing six seconds back. Cannondale's Sagan had to overcome a rear derailleur problem with just five kilometres to go.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130512/cycling-westra-wins-first-stage-tour-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Francisco Mancebo Lieuwe Westra Vacansoleil-DCM AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 00:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836433 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Acevedo wins stage 2 of Tour de California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/cycling-acevedo-wins-stage-2-tour-de-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colombian cyclist Janier Acevedo battled dehydration, steep climbs and oppressive heat to win stage two of the Tour of California, finishing 12 seconds ahead of America's Tejay van Garderen Monday.</p> <p>In temperatures that climbed to 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit), Acevedo made his move on the Tramway Road climb finishing the 200-kilometer (124-mile) stage, that began in Murrieta and ended in the desert town of Palm Springs, in five hours, seven minutes and 40 seconds.</p> <p>"Insane," van Garderen said of the brutal conditions. "It was unlike anything I've ever done."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/cycling-acevedo-wins-stage-2-tour-de-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lieuwe Westra Sports Tejay van Garderen AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 01:46:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837250 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Criterium du Dauphine results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/cycling-criterium-du-dauphine-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leading stage results after the seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, the 160km from Ville-la-Grand to Finhaut-Emosson, Switzerland. </p> <p>1. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 4hr 32min 51sec, 2. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) at 07secs, 3. Egor Silin (RUS/KAT) 16, 4. Alberto Contador (ESP/TIN) 1:33,</p> <p>5. Andrew Talansky (USA/GRM) 1:51, 6. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/GRM) 1:53, 7. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 1:53, 8. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 2:11,</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140614/cycling-criterium-du-dauphine-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chris Froome Lac d'Emosson Lieuwe Westra AFP Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:33:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6176656 at http://www.globalpost.com