Online: 42
21:09 GMT         Day 88 of 90, Season 68    

Promising signs for Soisalo at the Giro

Written by Dodge at 16:46 2/4-2024

  It was not to be for Dodge's Leo Soisalo in Palermo as a sprint to the line ended in disappointment. The Finn finished seventh on the day and sixth overall in the General Classification at the Giro di Sicilia.
  Despite being unable to add to the team's palmares, the 25-year-old admitted that he could take some lessons from the tour and vowed to end up on the podium in the near future.
  Soisalo finished second in the opening time trial in Catania, but ended up losing bonus seconds in every subsequent sprint stage to the spring specialists. The hills on the last stage offered some respite, but entering the final 100m still with a bunch of sprinters meant it was a bridge too far for the Dodge rider.
  The tour also proved a send off of sorts for Eustachy Iwan, as the 42-year-old called time on his career. The Polish rider won the Rolleston Time Trial in Season 56 but mainly served as a faithful domestique for the Australian outfit.


Subscribers: 11

Promising signs for Soisalo at the Giro

  It was not to be for Dodge's Leo Soisalo in Palermo as a sprint to the line ended in disappointment. The Finn finished seventh on the day and sixth overall in t...


Imbrignbio's resurgence continues at RotM

  Ruggero Imbrignbio once again turned back the clock with a pair of fine performances at the latest edition of the Race of the Minutemen, as he added first and s...


Larkham proves he's pretty fast on wheels

  Mackenzie Larkham might just have saved Dodge's poor year with two defining rides at the late-season Fast on Wheels. Despite what has often been called a 'sp...


Sommers regains Leopoldbahn Hour Record

  He might be coming to the tailend of his career, but that doesn't mean that timetrial specialist Fenton Sommers is coasting till inevitable retirement. The f...


Boyle takes out Lysebotn - Bryne

  Dodge Cycling Team earned it's first win in quite some time as young starlet Lens Boyle won Lysebotn - Bryne. The team had been wallowing in the bottom divis...


In Retrospect

  To put it kindly, it's been a season of transition. The figures don't lie however. It's been the worse season since... ever. Well, that's if you don't cou...


Volta S20

  And so it comes full circle. Ian Defley, after thinking he'd missed his very last chance at Volta glory last season, finally gets another shot at the big time. ...


Clear Skies over France

  The Dodge faithful are acclaiming a new hero as upstart Fenton Sommers finally broke through with his maiden win at the Temps de Rennes in France. Riding into a...


Drought Over

  Ian Defley finally savoured his first win in more than a season as he grabbed the victory in Norway today. The Åsane Grand Prix G2 started off promisingly w...



  Team Dodge were handed a late sponsor's exemption to the Volta ao Porto today in a surprising turnaround. Team management were not available for comment but ...


No Portuguese Holiday

  With team lead Ian Defley struggling desperately for form, Team Dodge have decided not to enter this season's edition of the Volta ao Porto even if they do qual...


Woes Continue

  It still wasn't a win in the end, but Ian Defley's second place at Ajaccio - Bastia was somewhat of a relief in what has been a horrid season to date. No wins a...


Season 11

  Season 11 promised much and delivered substantially. Promotion to the elite ranks brought out the best in Ian Defley, the team's premier rider, though contribut...


Woodhouse Leaving Dodge

  Dodge Racing general manager Scott Woodhouse announced his impending departure at a press conference today in a shock move as the team geared up for its first e...


Climbs Mastered

  Ian Defley tamed the Climbs of Pinchor to break the Dodge cycling team out of its traditional mid season slump. A year that had started so promisingly with key ...


Top Gun

  In a brief press conference today, Dodge representatives were proud to announce that the team had been promoted to the Top Division for the first time ever in i...


Of Little Miracles

  Just when it seemed that Dodge's tour was over and the team might just as well pack their bags and ready for home, Ian Defley did the impossible and in the proc...


Out Of Superlatives

  There are bad riders. There are good riders. And then there are those that just leave you gasping for breath whenever you see them race. It's been an open se...


Season 10

  Season 10. Dodge's first full season as a professional cycling team has been nothing short of spectacular. We've had our ups and downs, highs and lows but nothi...


Mosley Signs

  Dodge today announced the signing of NSW rider Fergal Mosley on a long term contract. The 26 year old had been participating in track races over the previous se...


Pleasant Surprise at Zyte GP

  Lady Luck smiled on Dodge as the team came away from the Zyte GP with a fortuitous win. Escaping relatively unscathed from an early crash that saw a bunch of fr...


Woodhouse: Tide has turned

  After a lacklustre start to the season which was marred by injury and loss of form, Dodge's season seems to have suddenly exploded to life. With a campaign s...


Peavy Breaks Duck

  Ronald Peavy finally got a much needed victory for Dodge on Austrian soil today as the team finally recorded back to back victories. While Gmünd - Gmünd is...


A Vuelta to Remember

  It's been quite a wait for long suffering Dodge fans as they finally got to see their hero Ian Defley on the podium once again after his return from injury. ...


Yotsler Obliges

  With the emergence of Ian Defley, one might have thought that veteran rider William Yotsler was an afterthought these days. However, the elder statesman of Dodg...


On an Arabian Flying Carpet

  Just as quick as he'd arrived, Turkish young hope Bahadir Besli was whisked away to the far reaches of Division 1 cycling. Having just signed professional te...



Dodge at 09:43 4/4-2024
  Thanks for your support, mate!

Soudal Winstep at 22:11 2/4-2024

Soudal Winstep at 22:10 2/4-2024
  Good luck for the next season mate! You are a excellent manager and Eustachy Iwam will be glad to be part of your team!

Other Team's Press Releases
Season #38 Race of the Minutemen
  A preview of sorts... Willunga Hill's management again gazes into the looking glass to assess the competition in a tour. This year's ROTM looks likely to be ...


Comments (8)