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David Lappartient elected UCI President

Frenchman David Lappartient has today been elected President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) after securing 37 votes to 8 against incumbent Brian Cookson. The vote took place at the UCI Congress in Bergen, Norway, and comprised the 45 voting delegates democratically elected within each Continental Confederation responsible for electing the UCI President and Management Committee (see note to...

Tour de Yorkshire increases to four days in 2018

It has been announced today that the Tour de Yorkshire will increase from three to four days in 2018. Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O had been seeking to extend the race after its phenomenal success over the last three years, and cycling’s world governing body the UCI confirmed the decision on Thursday with the four-day Tour de Yorkshire...

Aqua Blue Sport to ride the 3T Strada in 2018

Aqua Blue Sport has announced that it will ride the 3T STRADA in 2018. The STRADA is the world’s first aero road bike dedicated to wider tires and a single chainring drivetrain. In the few months since its introduction, it has already won an Interbike Innovation award and nominations for several other awards. Rick Delaney, Team Owner, said that...

Tom Dumoulin wins Elite Men’s Time Trial World Championship

Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) raced to a gold medal in the Elite Men's Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships today. The win caps an incredible year for both Dumoulin and Team Sunweb so far, with the Dutch rider taking his maiden Grand Tour victory at the Giro d'Italia as well as the overall victory at the BinckBank Tour....

Nicolas Roche achieves career best result at World Time Trial Championships

Nicholas Roche has finished 12th in the Elite Men’s Time Trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway today. The performance was his best result at the Worlds TT. Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands won the title in a time of 44:41.00, almost a minute clear of silver medallist Primoz Roglic from Slovenia. Great Britain’s Cris Froome...

Fabio Felline forced to finish season early after toxoplasmosis diagnosis

Trek-Segafredo have confirmed that their Italian rider Fabio Felline has had to finish his season early after being diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. Felline abandoned stage 8 of the Tour de France and he was subsequently diagnosed with toxoplasmosis. After some much-needed rest, a new blood test indicated the parasite seemed to be gone. However, despite being able to return to training,...

UCI World Championships Elite Men’s Time Trial Start Times

The final time-trial of the 2017 UCI Road World Championships takes place this afternoon with the Elite Men fighting for the rainbow jersey. Kazakhsan's Alexey Lutsenko will be the first rider off the ramp. The riders go off in five waves with the main favourites such as Chris Froome, Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin riding in the last wave. The Time...

Iljo Keisse takes his second victory of the season at Textielprijs Vichte

After more than 80 kilometres in the break at Textielprijs Vichte, Iljo Keisse (Quick Step Floors) finished off the job by taking his second victory of the season. The 85th edition of the race (174 kilometres), which took place on a fast circuit in Anzegem, a small town in the province of West Flanders, got off to a quiet...

Annemiek van Vleuten wins Elite Women’s Time Trial World Championships

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten took the gold medal in the Women’s Time Trial at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Bergen, yesterday. Van Vleuten won the event by 12 seconds over compatriot Anna van der Breggen with Australian Katrin Garfoot in third. “I still cannot believe it,” van Vleuten said after her victory. “This season I keep surprising...

“I feel I can give so much more” – Eileen Burns makes her World Championship debut

Making her World Championship debut today at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships, Eileen Burns finished 40th in the Elite Women’s 21.1km Time Trial. Dutch riders dominated the top steps of the podium with Annemiek Van Vleuten winning ahead of her team mate Anna Van Der Breggen. Australia’s Katrin Garfoot rounded off the podium with bronze. Speaking after her...

Thomas Pidcock wins Junior Men’s World Time Trial Championships

Thomas Pidcock today showed once again why he's one of the most exciting young talents in the sport, when he won the Junior Men's Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen. Pidcock finished the 21.1-kilometre test in a time of 28'02", which was 12" faster than Italy's Antonio Puppio with Filip Maciejuk of Poland another one second...

UCI to Reduce Grand Tour Team Size to Eight Riders

The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) have today announced a number of rule changes in relation to peloton sizes in a bid to improve rider and spectator safety. Amongst the changes announced are that the size of teams in Grand Tours will be limited to 8 riders compared to the current 9-man teams. It's a change that the three biggest race...

Belgian riders practice bike swaps in advance of World Time Trial Championships (VIDEO)

In advance of tomorrow's Elite Men's Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships, Belgian riders have been practicing their bike changes. The Time Trial course for the Elite Men will only be 42 kilometres long, but the last 3.4 kilometres is straight up Mount Fløyen with an average gradient of 9.1 % and several parts with more than 10%....

Aqua Blue Sport to wrap up season with block of racing in France and Belgium

Following on from their successful campaign at La Vuelta, the Aqua Blue Sport team is now focused on an end of season block of racing in France and Belgium. The team took a stunning victory on Stage 17 of the Spanish race when Stefan Denifl soloed to victory on Alto de Los Machucos for the team’s first Grand Tour victory....

Michael O’Loughlin hampered by mechanicals at U23 TT at World Road Champs

Three mechanicals hampered Michael O’Loughlin’s World Championship race today, resulting in a 54th place finish in the Men’s U23 Time Trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships. The 37km ‘Race of Truth’ was won by Denmark’s Mikkel Bjerg in a time of 47:06:48. Brandon McNulty (USA) was second a minute down, with France’s Corentin Ermenault winning the bronze...

European Time Trial Champion Victor Campenaerts signs for Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal have announced the signing of European Time Trial Champion Victor Campenaerts. The Belgian rode for the team's U23 squad back in 2013, and that season he won both the U23 Belgian and European time trial titles. In 2014, he turned professional for Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise and last year he transferred to LottoNL – Jumbo. In his first...

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Tour de Yorkshire increases to four days in 2018

It has been announced today that the Tour de Yorkshire will increase from three to four days in 2018. Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and...

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