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Wild card teams announced for 2018 Giro d’Italia

RCS Sport announced today its selection of four wild card teams that will participate at the Giro d'Italia alongside the eighteen eligible WorldTour teams. Italian teams Androni Giocattoli-Sidermex, Bardiani CSF and Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia alongside Israel Cycling Academy are the four teams offered the wildcard entries. The Giro starts on 4 May in Jerusalem with a 9.7-kilometre individual...

Danny MacAskill takes to the streets of Düsseldorf (VIDEO)

Red Bull this week posted a video of Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill showing off his skills in Düsseldorf, one of the cities included in the Drop n Roll Tour. The footage below from his session in the German city was filmed by fellow trials cyclist Ali Clarkson.

Richie Porte wins on Willunga Hill as Daryl Impey takes overall lead (VIDEO)

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) took his fifth consecutive win on Willunga Hill on today's fifth stage of the Santos Tour Down Under as Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) took the overall lead. Porte now sits in second overall on the same time as the new race leader. Going into the stage, Porte was among 32 riders within 14 seconds of race leader...

Philip Deignan looking to support Chris Froome at the Giro d’Italia

Philip Deignan is starting his fifth season with Team Sky and the Irishman will be looking to support Chris Froome's attempt at winning the Giro d'Italia. He is set to start his season in Mallorca next week. Since joining the team, Deignan has ridden in a support role for the team and last year helped Sergio Henao to victory at...

Peter Sagan takes stage 4 win and GC lead at Santos Tour Down Under

BORA-hansgrohe had an excellent day at the Santos Tour Down Under today as Peter Sagan won the fourth stage and moves into the GC lead and Jay McCarthy climbs to third overall. It was an altogether more hilly affair on today’s stage. After the previous three stages had given the advantage to the sprinters, today’s route was one that the...

Le Tour de Filipinas postponed due to fears of volcanic eruption

The 9th edition of Le Tour de Filipinas (2.2), which was due to take place next month, has been postponed due to the possible eruption of Mayon Volcano, the organisers have announced. In a statement from the organisers, they said that "for the safety of the participants and everyone in the race entourage, organizer Ube Media Inc. has decided to...

Max Stöckl takes on the Streif downhill ski run (VIDEO)

Markus 'Max' Stöckl is an Austrian racing cyclist from Oberndorf in Tirol, famous for setting a number of World speed records. In 2017, he set a new world record on gravel in the Atacama region of Chile with a speed of 167.6 km/h. His home town of Oberndorf is near Kitzbühel, where a round of the FIS Alpine Ski World...

Elia Viviani takes first victory for Quick Step Floors at the Tour Down Under

Elia Viviani capitalised on his Quick Step Floors teammates’ excellent work at the Santos Tour Down Under today to take a maiden stage victory at the Australian World Tour race, where he returned for the first time since 2014. It was the hottest day of this year’s race, with temperatures hitting 47 degrees, and for that very reason the organisers...

Paul Kimmage calls on cyclists to help raise money for The Irish Hospice Foundation

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts nationwide to join him and his daughter Evelyn on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June. The duo will lead the way, covering 600 kilometres across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They...

Vincenzo Nibali to lead Bahrain-Merida at the Vuelta a San Juan

The Vuelta a San Juan starts next Sunday with multiple Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali set to make his season debut. The Bahrain-Merida line-up also includes Kanstantsín Siutsou who returns after injury. The South American stage race is now in its 36th edition. Seven stages, one more than last year, with a route that includes a number of flat stages...

Cycling Ireland announce team for final round of UCI Track World Cup

Ireland will be sending a three-person team to the final round of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup this season in Minsk, Belarus. The final round takes place from 19th – 21st January and the team will be aiming to pick up qualifying points for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn at the end of February....

Caleb Ewan wins Stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under (VIDEO)

Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-SCOTT) sprinted to victory on today's second stage of the Santos Tour Down Under as teammate Daryl Impey finished in second. It was the seventh career stage win in the race for the Australian sprinter. Once again, Will Clarke (EF Education First – Drapac), Nicolas Dlamini (Dimension Data) and Scott Bowden (UniSA) formed the breakaway with Jaime...

Will Clarke earns Most Competitive prize at Santos Tour Down Under

Will Clarke (EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale) was tasked with getting into the break on the opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under by his Directeur Sportif Tom Southam and the Tasmanian delivered. Within minutes of the peloton rolling out of Port Adelaide, a three-rider escape had taken shape. Clarke handily made the move that stayed...

Irish team announced for Cyclocross World Championships

Cycling Ireland and the Off Road Commission have announced that six riders will be representing Ireland at the forthcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships taking place in Valkenburg, Netherlands from 3-4 February 2018. The team comprises at least one rider in each of the UCI World Championship category events. Riders will also participate in the UCI World Cup in Hoogerheide the...

André Greipel wins opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under (VIDEO)

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) has won the opening stage at the Santos Tour Down Under, the first WorldTour race of the year which was his seventeenth stage win in the Australian stage race. After two kilometres of the stage between Port Adelaide and Lyndoch, three riders - William Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale), Scott Bowden (UniSA-Australia) and Nickolas Dlamini...

Bjorg Lambrecht prevented from starting Tour Down Under due to UCI Whereabouts admin error

Lotto-Soudal rider Bjorg Lambrecht has been ruled out of starting the Santos Tour Down Under due to an admin error, his team have revealed. The young Belgian had been due to make his debut for the team in the first WorldTour stage race of the season According to the UCI's Anti-Doping Whereabouts programme, all neo-pros in WorldTour teams need to...

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