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Toms Skujiņš takes Cannondale-Drapac’s first win of the season at Coppi e Bartali

Toms Skujiņš out-foxed a late race selection of eight riders to deliver Cannodale-Drapac’s first victory of the season at Coppi e Bartali on Friday. The win in Sogliano sul Rubicone is Skujiņš’ first professional victory in Europe. The win came with an added bonus: the race leader’s jersey. Skujiņš didn’t start the day as Cannondale-Drapac’s protected rider. That responsibility...

Axeon Hagens Berman set to start first race of new American Road Calendar

The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team gets its domestic racing calendar underway this Friday with the first event on USA Cycling's new American Road Calendar, the San Dimas Stage Race. Already winners of three races on the road this season, the three-day, three-stage race in San Dimas, California, will be Axeon Hagens Berman's first competition as a team in...

Tom Boonen in the hunt for record sixth win at E3 Harelbeke

Tom Boonen will have the support of a very strong Quick Step Floors line-up at E3 Harelbeke (1.UWT) today as he goes in search of a record sixth win in the race. Starting and finishing in Harelbeke, the 206.1-kilometre-long event will take the peloton over a course very similar to next week’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, the season’s second Monument. This...

Rojas calls out Van Garderen for removing helmet during race (VIDEO)

Movistar rider José Joaquín Rojas has posted a video on Twitter showing Volta a Catalunya race leader Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) removing his helmet during today's fourth stage. In the short clip, Van Garderen can be seen briefly taking off his helmet, before removing a hat underneath. This prompted Rojas to ask: "@tejay_van @UCI_cycling taking off your helmet during...

Bugatti unveil new lightweight bike with a price tag of $39,000

Luxury car manufacturer Bugatti have designed a new bike - the PG Bugatti Bike - which they describe as the "lightest special urban bike in the world" and its yours to buy for USD$39,000. The bike weighs less than 5 kilograms and has been developed in conjunction with PG in Regensburg, Germany and manufactured by Kußmaul. Production of the PG...

Sep Vanmarcke feeling confident ahead of E3-Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem

E3-Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem take place over the coming days and Cannondale-Drapac are sending a very strong roster in support of team leader Sep Vanmarcke. Vanmarcke finished in third place at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (1.UWT) in February, but unfortunately crashed at Strade Bianche earlier in the month. However, he feels his recovery is going well. "I'm fine," he says of his...

Dan Martin pipped for stage win at Catalunya by Alejandro Valverde (VIDEO)

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) came close to taking his third ever stage win at the Volta a Catalunya today when he finished second on the first summit finish of this year's race at La Molina. The third stage included three first-category climbs, including the 8.6km-long summit finish of La Molina which averaged 5.6%. It took around 40 kilometres for a...

Yves Lampaert solos to victory at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Yves Lampaert (Quick Step Floors) took the win in the 72nd edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen today, after he soloed to victory in the closing kilometres, with Philippe Gilbert capping a great day for the Belgian team by finishing second in Waregem. Belgian Champion Gilbert, who was racing Dwars door Vlaanderen for the first time since 2004, instigated a move...

Movistar express disappointment with relegation at Catalunya TTT

The Movistar team have expressed their disappointment over the UCI’s decision to give all of their riders a one-minute penalty after Jose Joaquin Rojas was seen pushing two other team-mates during the Stage 2 team time-trial on Tuesday. Rojas had originally been penalised for the incident, receiving a three-minute penalty. The race jury then decided to penalise the whole team,...

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Northern Ireland announces Castelli and NamedSport as sponsors

The 2017 Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI, which will take place on June 4th, has announced famed Italian cycling clothing company Castelli and newcomer Italian nutrition company NamedSport as official sponsors of the event. Last year’s event saw Castelli come on board and produce the official Gran Fondo Jersey, which was included in the registration fee. This will...

Cycling Kerry – A new guide to the best cycling routes in the Kingdom

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400 kilometres of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? Enthusiastic cyclists Donnacha Clifford and David Elton have joined forces to write the first guide to the best cycling routes the Kingdom has to offer. Cycling Kerry (The Collins Press, €14.99)...

BMC riders accuse Movistar of cheating at Catalunya TTT (VIDEO)

Movistar won today's team time-trial at the Volta a Catalunya, just edging out BMC Racing at the end of the 41.3-kilometre test at Banyoles. The Spanish outfit beat their nearest rivals by just 2". However, there was some controvery afterwards with a number of BMC riders accusing Movistar of breaking the rules. Tejay van Garderen tweeted afterwards: "Pushing riders in...