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Team Sky extend contract with Philip Deignan

Team Sky have announced that they have extended their contract with Philip Deignan for the 2018 season. It will be the fifth year that the Irishman has race for the team. Deignan had some solid performances this season where he worked tirelessly to help the team to overall victories at Paris-Nice, the Tour of the Alps and the Vuelta a...

2018 Tour de France route announced

The route for the 105th edition of the Tour de France was announced at the Palais de Congrès convention centre in Paris today. The race which will be held from 7-29 July is barely more than 3,300 kilometres long, which makes it the shortest in recent years. Among the highlights and new additions to the 2018 route, the pack will...

Fabio Aru signs three-year deal with UAE Team Emirates

Italian Road Race champion Fabio Aru has signed for UAE Team Emirates, the team announced today. The 27 year-old has reached a three year deal with the Emirati management. The news follows previous announcements that Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) would also join the team. Aru won the Vuelta a Espana in 2015, and has also taken...

Slipstream Sports extend contract with Mike Woods

Slipstream Sports have announced the contract extension of Mike Woods. His new two-year deal covers his 2nd and 3rd seasons with the American-registered squad. A latecomer to the sport, Woods stepped up to the WorldTour at the age of 29 with Cannondale Pro Cycling Team in 2016. The Canadian finished fifth overall in his WorldTour debut, the 2016 Santos Tour...

Nicolas Roche and Ben Hermans to lead BMC Racing at the Tour of Guangxi

Nicolas Roche and Ben Hermans are set to lead BMC Racing at the first edition of the Tour of Guangxi (2.UWT). The final UCI WorldTour race of the season starts on Thursday and runs until October 24. BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif Marco Pinotti said the team has multiple cards to play for the General Classification and stage wins. “For...

Julian Alaphilippe and Fernando Gaviria to lead Quick Step Floors at Tour of Guangxi

Ten days after riding to second in Il Lombardia, France’s best result in two decades at the “Classic of the Falling Leaves”, Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step Floors) will now head to China for the final World Tour event of the season, the Tour of Guangxi. The 25-year-old, a stage winner at Paris-Nice and Vuelta a España this season, will...

Gardaí issue warning to cyclists ahead of approach of Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia is expected to be the most severe weather event to hit Ireland in over fifty years according to Met Eireann and An Garda Síochana have warned against cycling tomorrow. The statement from the Gardaí stated that: "People living in areas where a Red level weather warning has been issued should not make any non-essential journeys. There should be...

Diego Ulissi clinches overall win at the Tour of Turkey

Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) today captured his first overall win in a WorldTour stage race. The Italian maintained his 12" lead over Jesper Hansen (Astana Pro Team) on the final stage of the Tour of Turkey to clinch the win. Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec-Bottechia) finished a further 12" down on GC to take third. The final 143.7-kilometre stage starting and...

Sam Bennett misses out on Tour of Turkey points jersey after crashing on final stage

There was misfortune today for Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) when he lost the points jersey on the final 143.7-kilometre stage of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (2.UWT) after crashing shortly before the finish. The Irishman was in contention for a fifth stage win when he slid out inside the final few hundred metres with the stage victory going instead to...

When the Mayor of Vilnius drove over a car illegally parked in a bike lane (VIDEO)

Cars parked illegally in bike lanes are a constant source of frustration and danger to cyclists and a few years ago, the Mayor of Vilnius in Lithuania had a novel way of highlighting the issue. Arturas Zuokas decided to use an armoured personnel carrier to crush a car parked in a bike lane in the Lithuanian capital. "What should the...

Sam Bennett takes remarkable fourth stage win at the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) continued his remarkable week at the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey today when he won his fourth stage which was also his 10th victory in a UCI race this season. The penultimate stage had highs and lows for BORA – hansgrohe. Shane Archbold was in the breakaway of the day, which was caught...

Slipstream Sports extend contract with Alex Howes

Slipstream Sports have announced the contract extension of Alex Howes. His new two-year deal covers his 12th and 13th season with the American-registered squad. “Alex wanted to stay, and I wanted Alex to say,” said Vaughters. “It was as simple as that. He’s been with us his entire career except for one season where I farmed him out to a...