2019 Rider of the Month: May

04 Jun 2019

2019 Rider of the Month: May

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May was our first month racing as Team INEOS and we enjoyed lots of success on the road, racing in Yorkshire, California, Italy and Norway.

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Eddie Dunbar

A week before the Giro d’Italia started Eddie Dunbar didn’t expect to be going out to Italy. Yet, when he returned to the bus after stage three at the Tour de Yorkshire to discover that Egan Bernal had suffered a broken collarbone while on a training ride, his schedule for May suddenly looked a little different. And as a late addition to the lineup he thrived, finishing third on stage 12, taking 22nd overall, and starring in support of Pavel Sivakov in the race’s gruelling final week. Add that to his third place overall in Yorkshire and May was one cracking month for Eddie.
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Kristoffer Halvorsen

When Kristoffer Halvorsen crossed the line after winning the final stage at the Tour of Norway, the first person to greet him was teammate Ben Swift. “I told you,” said the experienced Swift. “Keep believing.” Although that win came two days into June, the Norwegian also enjoyed a strong May, racking up five top-10 finishes across the Tour of California and Tour of Norway.
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Chris Lawless

Ninth, third and second. Chris Lawless’ first three stage results at the Tour de Yorkshire hinted at a rider growing in form, and so it proved. The 23 year old started the decisive fourth stage hoping he would be able to deal with the gnarly parcours typical of a Tour de Yorkshire queen stage and when Greg van Avermaet attacked on the final climb of the day only Lawless was able to follow him. Second on the stage was enough for Chris to win the race overall - the biggest victory of his career and a special one for the team as our first in our fresh Team INEOS colours.
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Pavel Sivakov

Starting just his second Grand Tour at the tender age of 21, Pavel Sivakov went into the Giro d’Italia with no pressure on his shoulders. Three weeks later he crossed the finish line in Verona to secure a breakthrough top-10 finish. The Russian rode with impressive maturity in the mountains and grew with strength across the gruelling final week to come home ninth overall. The future is bright for Pavel.
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