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Florian Vermeersch and Viktor Verschaeve sign for Lotto Soudal

WorldTour Team Lotto Soudal has reached an agreement with two young Belgian riders, Florian Vermeersch and Viktor Verschaeve. Both U23 riders currently ride for the Lotto Soudal development team. Vermeersch will join the WorldTour team on June 1st 2020, Verschaeve will do the same on January 1st 2021. Both riders signed a contract until the end of 2022. National U23...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step unveil 2020 jersey

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have unveiled their new kit ahead of the 2020 season. The new kit, designed and manufactured by Vermarc, consists of the team’s traditional blue and white colours – with the latter more prominent next season – while also incorporating the Wolfpack logo in an artistic way on the front. One of the squad’s top performers in 2019...

Trek-Segafredo announces 2020 plans for top riders

World Champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) will start his 2020 season at the first WorldTour race of the year, the Tour Down Under, which will be his third appearance at the Australian race. Pedersen will use the early season racing as preparation for the cobbled classics in the rainbow jersey. Pedersen, who will celebrate his 24th birthday next week, is...

Rohan Dennis signs two-year deal with Team INEOS

Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team INEOS, the team announced today. The 29 year old arrives as the reigning World individual time trial champion, having won the title for the second year in a row in Harrogate in September. With 28 race wins to his name already, Dennis is excited about the next chapter of...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step confirm signing of Sam Bennett

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have announced the signing of Irish National Champion Sam Bennett, who joins the Belgian squad on a two-year deal, having raced for Bora-hansgrohe for the past six seasons. He will be joined at the team by his good friend and lead-out man Shane Archbold, who has also penned a two-year deal, thus completing the squad's roster...

Julian Alaphilippe wins the Velo d’Or Mondial

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has become just the second Frenchman in history (and the first in 24 years) to receive the Velo d’Or Mondial, the award created in 1992 by the French cycling magazine Vélo Magazine and given annually to the rider considered to have performed the best over the year. In 2019, he won 12 races, from Strade...

Irish riders on the hunt for Olympic Points at Hong Kong round of Track World Cup

Five Irish riders set to take part in the Hong Kong round of the Track World Cup which starts on Friday. The riders are entering a critical period for Olympic qualification with a series of Track World Cup events, with events in both New Zealand and Australia in addition to Hong Kong in the coming months. Ireland will be represented...

Team INEOS sign 18 year-old Spanish rider Carlos Rodriguez

Team INEOS have announced the signing of Spanish rider Carlos Rodriguez. Hailing from Granada, the 18 year-old has greatly impressed at the junior level of the sport, winning the Gipuzkoa Klasika, in addition to overall success at the Tour de Gironde. A two-time Spanish Junior time trial champion, Rodriguez has demonstrated considerable all-round capabilities whilst riding for his country in...

Rás Tailteann set to return in 2020

The organisers of the Rás Tailteann have now announced that the race is set to return to the calendar in 2020, following on from the cancellation of the 2019 race. The race was first run in 1953 and had been a world ranking race since 2000. Being part of the international calendar had increased the profile of the event,...

Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series seek new title partner for 2020

Britain’s flagship road cycling events – the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series – have today announced they are looking for a new title partner in 2020 as they move forward into an exciting new chapter. OVO Energy initially partnered with the Tour of Britain’s Bristol stage in 2016 as a local sponsor, with their involvement growing...

Mark Downey signs for French DN1 team Côtes d’Armor

Irishman Mark Downey has signed for French DN1 team Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin-Véranda Rideau according to Le Télégramme. 23 year-old Downey previously spent two seasons in France with VC Toucy (2016) and CC Etupes (2017) before moving to UCI Continental level with Team Wiggins in 2018 before joining EvoPro Racing in 2019. Amongst his best results on the road this...

Sam Bennett set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step according to report

According to a report in today's Het Laatse Nieuws, Sam Bennett is set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step, with Shane Archbold also moving from Bora hansgrohe to the Belgian team. Bennett has been linked with a move to the team since the summer but the move was put on hold as Bora hansgrohe tried to hold on to the...