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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...

New guidebook to Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland published

A new guidebook to Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland has just been published. The guidebook, written by Mike Wells and published by Cicerone describes a 528-mile circular cycling route around Scotland's far north, starting and finishing in the highland capital Inverness. Suitable for mountain, touring and road bikes, the cycling is entirely on asphalt surfaces and the quiet...

Hugh Carthy extends contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling

Hugh Carthy has re-signed a contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling, the team has announced. The 25 year-old who has raced with the team since 2017 has extended his contract through 2021. The Lancashire man had animpressive 2019 season. He started the year strong taking third on the general classification at the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var. He...

Ian Garrison signs for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Ian Garrison has signed a two-year contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step, following on from a series of impressive performances over the past number of seasons. Garrison’s speciality is against the clock, a discipline at which he showed promise in as long ago as 2016, when he took bronze at the Junior World Championships. His prowess against the clock was again...

Bauke Mollema wins the 2019 Japan Cup

Bauke Mollema proved the strongest in the Japan Cup road race, out-kicking Michael Woods (EF-Education First) in a two-up sprint to take the win in Utsunomiya Sunday. It gives the 32-year-old Dutch climber two successive wins after an impressive victory in Il Lombardia, and his second win in the Japan Cup after winning the race in 2015. ...