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Michele Scarponi dies after being hit by a van

Former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi has died after being hit by a van while training in Filottrano in the province of Ancona. The accident happened this morning at a crossroads close to his home. "This is a tragedy too big to be written," his Astana team said in a statement. "We left a great champion and a special guy,...

Cannondale-Drapac looking to spring a surprise at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Despite having a number of riders in good form, Cannondale-Drapac Directeur Sportif Tom Southam said that the team will support just one rider in tomorrow's Liège-Bastogne-Liège and that they are hoping to spring a surprise at the 103rd running of the Belgian classic. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen the best guys appearing early,” said sport...

Matthew Teggart on the road to recovery after breaking his elbow

Young Irish rider Matthew Teggart (An Post-Chain Reaction) crashed heavily at last weekend's U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, breaking his elbow, but he has confirmed that he is already back on his bike. Teggart has been receiving treatment at Centre Cenit, the multidisciplinary sports healthcare centre in Girona in Spain. "Thankfully it's only a very minor fracture and I'm super pleased to be back...

The blind man who uses echo location to ride his bike (VIDEO)

Daniel Kish is an expert in human echo location which is the ability of humans to detect objects in their environment by sensing echoes from those objects, by actively creating sounds – for example, by tapping their canes, lightly stomping their foot, snapping their fingers, or making clicking noises with their mouths. People trained to orient by echo location...

In-form Damien Shaw on An Post Chain Reaction line-up for UK and French races

The An Post Chain Reaction team will be in action over the coming week in the U.K. and France and in-form Damien Shaw has been named on the starting line-ups for both the one-day Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic (1.2) and Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste (2.2). Shaw won the opening stage of the Tour du Loir et Cher (2.2) last...

Dan Martin looking for second Liège-Bastogne-Liège title

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) is looking to add another Monument to his palmarès when he lines up at the start of Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The Irishman is clearly in good form having finished in second place behind Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday, but feels that La Doyenne actually suits him better. Martin won the 2013...

Andrey Grivko receives 45-day suspension for punching Marcel Kittel

Astana rider Andrey Grivko has received a suspension from the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) following an incident in February at the Dubai Tour where he punched Marcel Kittel (Quick Step Floors) during the third stage. Grivko will begin a 45-day suspension on 1st May which will finish on 14th June. Kittel later explained what had happened: "When we passed a construction...

Neon Velo and Bike Canyon added to 2017 An Post Rás Line-Up

The addition of two British squads to the seven international teams already announced for this year’s An Post Rás makes the line-up even stronger, with just one month to go ahead of the race start in Dublin Castle. Race director Tony Campbell has confirmed the return of the Neon Velo team and also the attendance of the Bike Canyon...

Road Racing Set to Return to the Phoenix Park in Dublin

Road racing is set to make a welcome return to the Phoenix Park in Dublin with the inaugural running of the Noel O'Neill Trophy. The races will be hosted by Scott Orwell Wheelers on May 13th and will consist of a 35-kilometre A4 race and a 70-kilometre A1, A2 and A3 race and will have limited fields with pre-entries...

“This makes me look with optimism to Liège–Bastogne–Liège” – Dan Martin

Dan Martin finished runner-up at Flèche Wallonne for the second time in his career today, and afterwards said that the result left him optimistic ahead of Sunday's Liège–Bastogne–Liège which he won in 2013. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), emerged victorious today taking a record fifth win at the Belgian classic. Before the riders tackled the legendary Mur de Huy for the third...

Alejandro Valverde takes record fifth victory at Flèche Wallonne

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) took his fifth victory at Flèche Wallonne today, adding to his existing record number of wins at the Ardennes classic. The Spaniard timed his acceleration to perfection as he followed 20 year-old David Gaudu (FDJ) inside the final 250 metres on the finishing climb of the Mur de Huy before surging clear alone. Nobody could keep...

The most unbelievable Flèche Wallonne ever (VIDEO)

By Graham Healy To say that the performances in the 1994 Flèche Wallone raised eyebrows would be to put it mildly. The Italian Moreno Argentin and two of his Gewiss team-mates, Evgeni Berzin and Giorgio Furlan filled the podium, but it was the manner of the win which was astounding. The trio just rode away from the...