De Gendt already training for Grand Tour triple in 2019

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) wrapped up the 2018 season with a bike-packing trip home from Il Lombardia just one month ago, but is already back to training and preparing for a triple Grand Tour assault during 2019, Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday. Related Articles De Gendt was exploring the cobbled climbs in Flanders and previewed the newly cobbled Berg ten Houte near Maarkedal. The one-kilometre climb was converted by the municipality to control erosion on the steep Tenhoutestraat, a €350,000 project, but could be included in the Tour of Flanders…

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De Minaur Receives Newcomer of the Year Trophy At Nitto ATP Finals | ATP World Tour

Alex de Minaur got a first taste of centre stage at the Nitto ATP Finals, honoured on court Tuesday at The O2 as the Newcomer of the Year in the 2018 ATP World Tour Awards Presented By Moët & Chandon. “This is incredible,” he said. “Definitely gives you a lot of hunger to be able to try to make it here. This is definitely one of my goals and I’ll do everything in my power to one day hopefully get here.” You May Also Like: De Minaur, Always The…

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Nibali questioned by French police for three hours about Tour de France crash

Vincenzo Nibali gave evidence to French police for three hours on Saturday as investigations continued into the cause of and responsibility for his Tour de France crash.  Related Articles Nibali’s chances of winning the Tour ended on the slopes of L’Alpe d’Huez on stage 12 when a spectator’s camera strap seemingly caught his handlebars, causing him to crash on his back. Nibali got up to finish the stage but was later diagnosed with a fractured vertebra. He underwent vertebroplasty surgery to stabilise the fracture and ease the pain but, despite…

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Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Alex de Minaur to win ATP Next Gen final

Tsitsipas is ranked number 15 in the men’s singles Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas won the ATP Next Gen final in four sets by beating Australia’s Alex de Minaur. In sets up to four games in the under-21 tournament in Milan, Tsitsipas won 2-4 4-1 4-3 (6-3) 4-3 (6-3). A break was enough for De Minaur, 19, to take the lead but Tsitsipas, 20, levelled before he claimed the third set after a tie-break. De Minaur saved two match points on his serve in the fourth but lost another tie-break as Tsitsipas…

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Speed Demon: Behind De Minaur’s Greatest Strength | ATP World Tour

Alex de Minaur has taken the ATP World Tour by storm in 2018, climbing from No. 208 in the ATP Rankings to his current standing of No. 31. The results speak for themselves — finals in Sydney and Washington, D.C., semi-finals in Brisbane and Shenzhen, and the Aussie’s maiden ATP Challenger Tour title in Nottingham. But how has De Minaur risen, and done so, this quickly? One thing is certain, and that is that the 19-year-old is already one of the fastest players on the ATP World Tour. If you…

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Milan Final Preview: Tsitsipas, De Minaur Battle For Glory | ATP World Tour

This week, the stars of tomorrow have been on full display at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan. On Saturday, one of the biggest rivalries of the Next Generation will take centre stage.  Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alex de Minaur are set to square off in a blockbuster championship clash under the bright lights of the Fiera Milano. The highest-ranked players in the field have separated themselves from the rest of the #NextGenATP pack, and the stakes could not be greater as they tangle for the trophy. While many of…

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Demon Roars: De Minaur Advances To Milan Final | ATP World Tour

Aussie Alex de Minaur’s breakthrough season got even better on Friday evening, as the 19-year-old defeated Spaniard Jaume Munar 3-4(5), 4-1, 4-1, 3-4(4), 4-2 to reach the championship match at the Next Gen ATP Finals. De Minaur is now an impressive 28-22 on the year after entering 2018 with just two tour-level match wins to his record. The second seed has not lost a match at the Fiera Milano, winning Group B before battling past Munar in exactly two hours. While De Minaur and Munar had never contested a FedEx…

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Tsitsipas, De Minaur Headline Semi-final Friday | ATP World Tour

After a thrilling final day of round-robin action at the Fiera Milano, four men remain at the Next Gen ATP Finals with ambitions of capturing the trophy. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev will meet for the first time at tour-level on Friday, in a repeat of a blockbuster first-round encounter on the ATP Challenger Tour last season. With both players yet to enter the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings for the first time, Rublev battled past Tsitsipas 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(7) in Quimper. But a lot has changed, for both…

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De Minaur Completes Masterful Group Play Performance In Milan | ATP World Tour

Alex de Minaur arrived at the Fiera Milano on Thursday having already clinched his spot in the last four at the Next Gen ATP Finals. But the Aussie showed that he had no intentions of slowing down, beating Taylor Fritz 4-3(8), 4-1, 4-2 to win Group B. And not only did the Aussie guarantee top spot in his group, but by winning the first two sets, he eliminated Fritz from semi-final contention, meaning 2017 runner-up Andrey Rublev will also move through to the knockout rounds. De Minaur has lost just…

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