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  • Refreshed Jungels ready for Tour de Pologne challenge

    With a two-week training block at Livigno under his belt, Bob Jungels is ready to kick start the second half of the 2017 season at the Tour de Pologne. The QuickStep-Floors rider hasn't raced since defending his Luxembourg road race title in June. The national championships were the only races in June for the 24-year-old after winning a stage and the best young rider classification, while finishing eighth overall at the Giro d'Italia in May.

    "After the Giro, I think I recovered quite well. I took it easy for a week, and then I actually went back to Italy, in Sardinia, with my girlfriend, for a nice vacation. I brought my bike there and restarted with really, really easy spinning," Jungels said of his post-Giro relaxation. "Going into the nationals I felt I was coming back to my normal level after a good period of recovery, so I was of course delighted to convert my form into a win and pull on the national jersey for one more year. It is always an honour to represent your country around the world."

    A professional since 2013, Jungels made his Tour de France debut in 2015 but is yet to return to the French Grand Tour where he placed 27th overall. This July, Jungels was training at altitude as teammate Marcel Kittel won five stages and Dan Martin rode to sixth place overall. While he missed the success of the team, Jungels explained he enjoys the experience of altitude training and staying in the one location.

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    "I have just concluded a two-week altitude training camp in Livigno with the team. It was perfect to have 13 riders together to push each other and get a good block of training under the belt, and of course have some fun when we were not on the bike," Jungels said. "We were fortunate to stay at Alpen Village, which is a perfectly located hotel in the mountains, serving great food, which is something you truly appreciate when being away for two full weeks, spending six hours a day in the saddle."

    Jungels rode the Tour de Pologne in his first year with the team in 2016 and was one of several mass abandons on the final day due to bad weather. Unsure how he will far in his first stage race since the Giro, Jungels added he is aiming to build a strong platform for further success in 2017.

    "The camp was especially interesting for me as this was the first time I have done two altitude camps in one year. I am hoping we will see the benefits of that in the second half of the season, and why not, maybe now in Poland where I will come back to racing for the Tour de Pologne," said Jungels. "It's a very nice and hard race that I like and I think it is a good option for us riders who do not do the Tour to try something over there – I am for sure keen to do my best in order to get a good result in my first outing after this off period."

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The Club tens are due to start on Thursday 11th May.

An email requesting help with marshalling was sent out on the 31st of March, but at the moment there have been only two responses.

Paul Stubbs will be able to do the pushing off on the 11th and 18th of May.

Ken Slater will available for the following dates

May 11, June 1,8,15, July 13,20,27, Aug. 3, 10.

I will be there most but not all weeks to put the signs out and marshal, as will the finish timekeeper Gary Hetherington, signing on Phil and Mary Everitt and Start timekeeper Phil Everitt.

Amanda Hetherington usually does the number catching but is having surgery on her foot.

We need 2 timekeepers, pusher off, number catcher and a minimum of three marshals to be able to run the events.

Operation Spartan

Shielding Vulnerable Road Users

Although many of you will have kept logging the miles through the winter months, the turn of spring usually sees more cyclists getting out and enjoying the roads of North Yorkshire, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe.

Our partners, North Yorkshire Police, have launched an operation which seeks to identify vulnerable road users. Through a mixture of education and enforcement, Op Spartan aims to improve the attitudes of those who use our roads and increase the level of safety for all.

Seen  behaviour on the road that concerns you?

Spartan is a force-wide operation where officers and the public are encouraged to submit intelligence regarding instances of anti-social use of vehicles or poor driving. A profile of information will be collated for the police to assess and act upon, to ensure guidance and advice can be provided to those who need it.

Op Spartan is inviting the public to submit details of instances of dangerous or anti-social driving they have witnessed via the driving concern form below.The driving concern form captures the details of the incident and requests information such as vehicle number plate, so police can carry out the relevant checks and follow up with engagement or enforcement if required.

Driving concern report form

The Major Collision Investigation Team will collate the information and then take the appropriate course of action. This may be the registered owner of the vehicle is contacted by letter to suggest that their driving behaviour be amended to avert possible future collisions. More serious reports may involve a personal visit by a traffic officer and could ultimately result in prosecution

Video footage can be sent directly to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If the anti-social driving behaviour results in an emergency or immediate risk, please use either 999 or 101

Op Spartan updates will be published via the North Yorkshire Police website and Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice/

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1 Old design Nalini Roubaix long sleeve training top in Small was £32 now £20. Good for the kids perhaps.

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