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Team INEOS sign 18 year-old Spanish rider Carlos Rodriguez

Team INEOS have announced the signing of Spanish rider Carlos Rodriguez. Hailing from Granada, the 18 year-old has greatly impressed at the junior level of the sport, winning the Gipuzkoa Klasika, in addition to overall success at the Tour de Gironde. A two-time Spanish Junior time trial champion, Rodriguez has demonstrated considerable all-round capabilities whilst riding for his country in...

Rás Tailteann set to return in 2020

The organisers of the Rás Tailteann have now announced that the race is set to return to the calendar in 2020, following on from the cancellation of the 2019 race. The race was first run in 1953 and had been a world ranking race since 2000. Being part of the international calendar had increased the profile of the event,...

Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series seek new title partner for 2020

Britain’s flagship road cycling events – the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series – have today announced they are looking for a new title partner in 2020 as they move forward into an exciting new chapter. OVO Energy initially partnered with the Tour of Britain’s Bristol stage in 2016 as a local sponsor, with their involvement growing...

Mark Downey signs for French DN1 team Côtes d’Armor

Irishman Mark Downey has signed for French DN1 team Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin-Véranda Rideau according to Le Télégramme. 23 year-old Downey previously spent two seasons in France with VC Toucy (2016) and CC Etupes (2017) before moving to UCI Continental level with Team Wiggins in 2018 before joining EvoPro Racing in 2019. Amongst his best results on the road this...

Sam Bennett set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step according to report

According to a report in today's Het Laatse Nieuws, Sam Bennett is set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step, with Shane Archbold also moving from Bora hansgrohe to the Belgian team. Bennett has been linked with a move to the team since the summer but the move was put on hold as Bora hansgrohe tried to hold on to the...

New guidebook to Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland published

A new guidebook to Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland has just been published. The guidebook, written by Mike Wells and published by Cicerone describes a 528-mile circular cycling route around Scotland's far north, starting and finishing in the highland capital Inverness. Suitable for mountain, touring and road bikes, the cycling is entirely on asphalt surfaces and the quiet...

Hugh Carthy extends contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling

Hugh Carthy has re-signed a contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling, the team has announced. The 25 year-old who has raced with the team since 2017 has extended his contract through 2021. The Lancashire man had animpressive 2019 season. He started the year strong taking third on the general classification at the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var. He...

Ian Garrison signs for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Ian Garrison has signed a two-year contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step, following on from a series of impressive performances over the past number of seasons. Garrison’s speciality is against the clock, a discipline at which he showed promise in as long ago as 2016, when he took bronze at the Junior World Championships. His prowess against the clock was again...

Bauke Mollema wins the 2019 Japan Cup

Bauke Mollema proved the strongest in the Japan Cup road race, out-kicking Michael Woods (EF-Education First) in a two-up sprint to take the win in Utsunomiya Sunday. It gives the 32-year-old Dutch climber two successive wins after an impressive victory in Il Lombardia, and his second win in the Japan Cup after winning the race in 2015. ...

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley wins silver at the European Track Championships

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley has won silver in the Scratch Race on the opening day of the UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The 40-lap race was won by Emily Nelson of Great Britain with Maria Martins of Portugal taking the bronze medal. Nelson led the group into the final two laps with McCurley on her wheel and they...

Chris Juul-Jensen to continue with Mitchelton-SCOTT through to 2021

Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen will stay with the Mitchelton-SCOTT team for the next two seasons, the team announced today. 30-year-old Juul-Jensen joined the Australian outfit back in 2016 and has proven to be one of the most reliable support riders, having continued to grow with the squad and regularly be an important part of the team's victories. Chris Juul-Jensen: “The last...

Cycling Ireland announce 14 strong squad for UEC Elite Track European Championships

Cycling Ireland has announced a 14-strong squad to take part in the UEC Elite Track European Championships in Apeldoorn, which take place from the 16th to the 20th October. The Championships mark the start of the next phase of qualification for Tokyo 2020, providing valuable Olympic qualification points. The team contains a mix of youth and experience and includes several...