LATEST ARTICLES

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 3 of the Vuelta a España as Chris Froome takes over red jersey

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team) took the win on stage 3 of the Vuelta a España when he sprinted home ahead of David de la Cruz (Quick-Step Floors) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) as this year's Tour de France winner took over the leader's red jersey. Today's 158.5-kilometre stage from Prades Conflent Canigo to Andorra la Vella saw...

Bahrain Merida sign mountain biker Hermann Pernsteiner

Bahrain Merida have announced the signing of Austrian Hermann Pernsteiner, an experienced mountain biker, who will join their team for the 2018 season. 27 year-old Pernsteiner's first international success was in 2011 when he took the silver medal in the U23 Marathon Race at the European Championship. In 2015 he got his first professional contract as a mountain biker...

Yves Lampaert solos to victory and red jersey on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) was the victor on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España, between Nîmes and Gruissan on a pan flat course exposed to crosswinds, which saw all the teams stay alert throughout the day, not allowing any breakaway to form. Quick-Step Floors were the main instigators towards the end of the stage, as they moved to the...

Podium finish for Adam Blythe on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España

Aqua Blue Sport sprinter Adam Blythe finished third on the opening road stage of the Vuelta a España in the French seaside town of Gruissan. Blythe was just behind the Quick Step Floors pair of Yves Lampert and Matteo Trentin on a day of high winds which caused splits in the peloton in the closing stages of the race. Echelons...

Edward Theuns and Louis Vervaeke sign for Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb have announced the latest two signings to their WorldTour roster. Louis Vervaeke and Edward Theuns will join the team from next season onwards and the duo will ride in the team's colours for both the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Team Sunweb have recognised the potential of Vervaeke and Theuns over the previous years and their addition to...

Nicolas Roche takes mountains jersey as BMC win Vuelta a España opening stage

BMC Racing proved fastest in the opening stage of the Vuelta a España in Nimes today, beating their nearest opposition by six seconds in 13.7-kilometre team time-trial. The result means that Australian rider Rohan Dennis will take the first leader's jersey of the race with Daniel Oss taking the combined jersey. Irishman Nicolas Roche, who is riding his seventh Vuelta,...

Matthew Teggart takes over King of the Mountains lead at the Tour de l’Avenir

Irish rider Matthew Teggart has taken over the lead in the King of the Mountains competition at the Tour de l'Avenir (2.NCup) after today's 132.4-kilometre second stage from Inzinzac-Lochrist to Bignan. Teggart had finished the opening stage on equal points in the competition with Frenchman Valentin Madouas but today took one point on the Cote de Plumeliau which was the...

Start times for Vuelta a España Team Time-Trial

The Vuelta a España starts in Nîmes, France today with a 13.7-kilometre team time-trial. It's a technical course with numerous corners in the old part of the city and the riders will pass many of the city's historical buildings. The teams will leave from Maison Carrée de Nîmes and finish at the Nîmes musée archéologique. Manzana Postobon are the first team off...

Will Clarke to make his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a España

Cannondale-Drapac are starting the Vuelta a España with four riders making their Grand Tour debut and another starting his first Vuelta. With no GC contender in the line-up, the team will capitalise on its squad’s motivation to animate in pursuit of stage wins. The team will be led by Basque sport director Juanma Garate in cooperation with Tom Southam “The...

Alberto Contador to ride customised Trek at the Vuelta a España

For the final race of his career, Alberto Contador will ride a customised Trek Émonda SLR, which was presented to him on Friday at the Vuelta a España team presentation. After riding the 2017 season with Trek-Segafredo, Contador announced his retirement on August 7. Contador has had an extensive relationship and storied history with Trek, beginning in 2007 with...

“I think I’ve held my own this year” – Conor Dunne looks forward to the Vuelta a España

To-date, just eight Irish riders have started the Vuelta a España but tomorrow, Conor Dunne will add his name to the list. The Aqua Blue Sport rider is racing his first year on a Pro Continental team, and it's a measure of how well he has adapted to the level that he has been selected for the nine-man team. Dunne made...

Dan Martin signs two-year deal with UAE Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates have announced that it has reached deals with Daniel Martin and Rory Sutherland for the 2018 season. Martin, who will wear the Emirati formation’s colours for the next two years, says he is embracing this new challenge with great enthusiasm. “The opportunity to join an ambitious group backed by globally recognised brands and use my...