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Peter Sagan responds to criticism over clash with Maxime Vantomme

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has responded to criticism he has received in relation to a clash last Sunday with Belgian rider Maxime Vantomme (WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect) at Ghent-Wevelgem. As the riders went over the Kemmelberg, Sagan is badly positioned as Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) go on the attack at the front of the bunch. The UCI...

Damien Shaw returns from injury this weekend at the Visit Nenagh Classic

Damien Shaw (An Post-Chain Reaction) will be competing in his first race of the year in the one day Visit Nenagh Classic on Saturday 1st April. This will be Shaw’s eagerly awaited return following a crash in training that left him with a broken wrist and ribs. The Mullingar man will use this first race as a stepping stone...

Eddie Dunbar on Axeon Hagens Berman team for Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux

The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team's roster for its next European stage race includes three reigning national champions, last year's winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoirs and a pair of stage winners from the Tour de l'Avenir. The seven-rider, star-studded line-up of Will Barta, Adrien Costa, Eddie Dunbar, Neilson Powless, Chris Lawless, Ivo Oliveira and Logan Owen will be put to the...

Fernando Gaviria returns to Colombia to start preparing for Giro d’Italia

After a solid Spring Classics campaign, Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) will now turn his attention to his Grand Tour debut. A stage winner in all the races he's done since the start of the season (Vuelta a San Juan, Volta ao Algarve and Tirreno-Adriatico) and top 10 finisher at Milano-Sanremo and Gent-Wevelgem – two of the most...

Customised Trek Domane built for John Degenkolb for cobbled classics

To commemorate his inaugural season with Trek-Segafredo, Trek has created a special edition bike that honours John Degenkolb's achievements on the bike and his diverse interests off it and the German rider lined up at the start of Record Bank E3 Harelbeke recently with his new customised Project One Trek Domane bike. According to Trek "the custom paint scheme begins...

Fifteen riders fined for riding on footpaths at Driedaagse De Panne

Fifteen riders, including stage winner and race leader Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors) received fines from commissaires after being seen riding on footpaths on yesterday's opening stage of the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde (2.HC). The riders were spotted on numerous occasions by TV viewers moving off cobbled sections onto adjacent footpaths with the cyclists coming very close to some spectators. Prior to...

Philippe Gilbert solos to victory on opening stage of Driedaagse De Panne

Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step Floors) took his first win of the season at the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde today and in doing so became the first Belgian Champion to win a stage at the race since 2005. The 34-year-old soloed to victory after going clear on the final climb of the Muur-Kapelmuur. Gilbert's team-mate Dries Devenyns put in an impressive amount...

Marcel Kittel in the hunt for stage wins at Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde

The Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde starts today and the riders will face four stages over the three days with opportunities for sprinters, time-triallists and cobbled specialists. Hoping to add to his tally of five wins this season is German sprinter Marcel Kittel (Quick Step Floors). Kittel will focus on the second and third stages, finishing in Koksijde and De Panne, which...

“I don’t think I can say anymore that I’m not the favourite” Greg van Avermaet

Following on from his win at Gent-Wevelgem yesterday, Greg van Avermaet has described the past few months as the best season start that he has ever had. His victory, along with his wins at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Record Bank –E3 Harelbeke, means he has become the first rider to win all three Classics in the same season since...

Aqua Blue Sport receive wildcard entry for Vuelta a Espana

The organisers of the Vuelta a Espana have announced the four teams who have received wildcard entries for this year's race and amongst the teams invited are the Pro Continental team Aqua Blue Sport. It will be the first time that an Irish team will take part in a Grand Tour. The other teams who will line up alongside the...

Alejandro Valverde wins final stage and overall at Volta a Catalunya

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) today took his second overall victory in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT). To cap off a great week for the Spaniard, he also took his third stage win in Barcelona. Valverde took the honours at the end of the 138-kilometre stage which consisted of eight laps of a circuit around Montjuic. It was his seventh...

Ghent-Wevelgem to commemorate Christmas ceasefire of 1914 (VIDEO)

The Christmas truce of 1914 will be marked during tomorrow's Ghent-Wevelgem with a section of the route taking the peloton through the Plugstreets, in and around Ploegsteert, to commemorate the ceasefire that took place during the first year of World War One. The peloton will make a detour on so-called ‘Green Roads’ – roads that are constructed by means of...