Tour de France: Mollema passes Jura Mountains test with ease

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) must be crossing off the final stages of the Tour de France with a sense of anticipation and delight. The Dutchman is on the brink of a career-defining result as the race heads into the final week. The Dutchman passed through the Tour's latest test - a dip into the Jura Mountains on stage 15 - with ease and maintained his second place overall.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.