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Jelle Vanendert is selected for the first European Championships for pros

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Monday, August 29, 2016. Jelle Vanendert is selected for the Belgian team that will compete at the European Championships in Plumelec (France). On Sunday, September 18th, a week after the Vuelta, the first European Road Championship for elites will take place in Brittany in France. Recently, this place has taken over the organization of this championship from Nice.

Again top times at Ötztaler Radmarathon

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Monday, August 29 2016. Once again René Michel has managed to finish in a top time in the Ötztaler Radmarathon in Sölden (Austria). This year, René finished the tour of 238km with 5500 vertical meters in a time of 8 hours and 32 minutes. René ended at the 376th place in the men category and was the 8th Dutchman. Thierry Sollie ended his first Ötztaler Radmarathon in a good time of 11 hours and 18 minutes.

Janco became 65th in La 26ème Charly Gaul

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Monday 8 September 2015. La Charly Gaul is a Gran Fondo in Eternach Luxemburg over 155km with 13 climbs and 2206m elevation gain. Janco crossed the finish line as 5th Dutchman and 65th overall. He finished in a time of 4 hours and 37 minutes with an average speed of 34.7 km/h, and was therefore particularly satisfied.

Jelle Vanendert starts in the Vuelta

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Saturday August 22 2015. Today starts in Puerto Banús the Tour of Spain with a team time trial over 7.4 kilometres to Marbella. Jelle Vanendert takes part in this race for his team Lotto Soudal. The Vuelta lasts three weeks and finishes on September 13 in Madrid. For Jelle this is his fourth participation in the Vuelta.

Dimitri improves his half-triathlon time by 44 minutes

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Sunday, 21 June 2015. The half-triathlon of Stein (The Netherlands) went very well for Dimitri Hekker. He improved his best time from 2013 with 44 minutes. Dimitri finished the 1900m swim, 90km cycling and 21,1km running in 5 hours 11 minutes and 51 seconds and was 89th out of the 169 competitors who reached the finish line.

Mario Poldervaart performs very well in Junior race

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Monday 11 May 2015. The weekend of 9 and 10 May was very good for the cyclists who train with Alan Smeets Training. Junior rider Mario Poldervaart rode very well in a tough race and Einar Steegmans was good in the Euregio Mediaan classification. Amateur rider Janco finished again in the top 10 of a criterium.

Exercise test René shows again a big improvement

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Friday 8 May 2015. In preparation for the Ötztaler Radmarathon which takes place at the 30th of August,  René performed a very good exercise test. Last year he already improved a lot and finished this 238km ride in 9 hours and 9 minutes.

Etiënne Korff surprised famous athletes on Cauberg

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Friday April 17, 2015. Prior to the Amstel Gold Race weekend, the first Amstel Radler Challenge was held on the Cauberg in Valkenburg (The Netherlands). In a head to head race famous Dutch speed skaters and cyclists tried to climb the Cauberg  as fast as possible.

Lactate tests at swim club sg HGN

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Thuesday 10 February 2015. Today I conducted lactate tests at two swimmers of sg HGN from Landgraaf and Sittard (The Netherlands). The results of the tests were very good and it helps the trainer of the swim team to make his training program for the next period.

Good exercise test Jelle Vanendert

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Monday February 9 2015. Jelle Vanendert performed very well during an exercise test. He is now preparing for the 2015 cycling season. Compared to his exercise test in November he improved his endurance base significantly.

Good results in the week before the national championships: Lino wins

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Sunday 4 January 2015. The first cross weekend of 2015 has been very good. A week before the national championships several riders have shown to be ready for next weekend. Lino Colombo even won the cross in Landgraaf (the Netherlands).

Last cyclocross of 2014

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014. The conditions during the twelfth cyclo cross in the Limburg cross classification in Bocholtz (the Netherlands) were very tough. On a large part of the round cycling wasn’t possible because there was a lot of mud on the track. Despite the harsh conditions Lino Colombo, Etiënne Korff, and Joaquim Boels delivered a good performance.

René improves his time on Ötztal Radmarathon

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 René Michel improved his time in the Ötztal Radmarathon in Austria. After his second participation on this event he improved his time of 10 hours over the 238km course to 9 hours and 9 min.

Etiënne Korff 2nd at district time trial championships

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Thursday, May 8, 2014. At the district time trial championships, Etiënne Korff finished second in the Masters 30 + category. At the very difficult hilly circuit in Ransdaal (The Netherlands), Etiënne also tried to improve his best time. Because of the stormy conditions he didn’t beat his best time.

Online training log now available

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The online training environment Training Peaks is now available for the athletes of Alan Smeets Training. The new version of Training Peaks helps to analyze the training data and makes it easier to adjust the training plan.

11th place Jelle Vanendert in Liege Bastogne Liege

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Monday, April 28, 2014. Dennis and Jelle Vanendert performed again extremely good. In Liege Bastogne Liege became Jelle 11th and Dennis showed himself in the final of the race at the front.

Jelle Vanendert 6th in Flèche Wallonne

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Thursday, April 24, 2014. Jelle Vanendert was very strong in the Flèche Wallonne, at the Wall of Huy he became sixth. Alejandro Valverde won before Daniel Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski. Dennis Vanendert had a tough day due to a crash.

Jelle Vanendert 2nd in Amstel Gold Race

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Monday, April 21, 2014, Jelle Vanendert finished second in the Amstel Gold Race. Only Philippe Gilbert was doing better. In the Amstel Gold Race of 2012 was Jelle also second.

Dennis Vanendert in Brabantse Pijl

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Thursday, April 10, 2014, Dennis Vanendert shows himself in the Brabantse Pijl. In the first Ardennes classic of 2014, Dennis Vanendert was constantly at the front of the peloton, only in the final lap Dennis could not follow the small leftover of the peloton.

Milan San Remo

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Monday, March 24, 2014, last year the conditions were very poor in Milan San Remo. Part of the stage was done by bus and the riders had to ride in the snow. This year was not much better. Cold, rain and the distance made it a difficult race.

Jelle Vanendert performs well in Paris-Nice

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Monday, March 17, 2014, only six weeks after his crash in the Tour of San Luis in Argentina, where Jelle broke his elbow, Jelle Vanendert performed very well in Paris-Nice. Regularly, Jelle showed up at the front of the race.

Unfortunate season start Jelle Vanendert

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Jelle Vanendert was unlucky at the season start in the Tour de San Luis (Argentina). In this warm stage race Jelle fell in the first stage and injured his elbow.