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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...

Nathan Haas to lead Dimension Data at Flèche Wallonne

Following on from his fourth place at Amstel Gold Race last Sunday, Nathan Haas will lead Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at Flèche Wallonne today and the Australian feels that the team should take advantage of their underdog status in the Ardennes classic. Starting out in Binche, the riders take on 146.5 kilometres in the lumpy Belgian terrain before they...

British Champion Adam Blythe amongst riders announced for Tour de Yorkshire

Race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have announced a host of big-name riders for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, with Adam Blythe, Luke Rowe, Nacer Bouhanni and Caleb Ewan among those set to compete. British Road Race champion Blythe who hails from Yorkshire will line up alongside former winner Lars-Petter Nordhaug as part of the Aqua Blue Sport team. Welshman...

Neilson Powless Wins G.P. Palio del Recioto as Eddie Dunbar Finishes Sixth

American Neilson Powless of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team powered past Australia's Lucas Hamilton (Mitchelton Scott) down the finishing straight today to capture the 56th edition of G.P. Palio del Recioto. It was the sixth UCI victory of the season for Axeon Hagens Berman and the second of the year for the 20-year-old from Roseville, California, the "best young...

Philippe Gilbert ruled out of the Giro d’Italia due to injury

Philippe Gilbert has been ruled out of starting the Giro d'Italia next month, his team have announced. After spending the past 48 hours in hospital and undergoing further medical examinations following his crash in last Sunday’s Amstel Gold, which he won despite a minor right kidney tear, the Belgian has been released by the doctors and is now heading...

Dan Martin looking to become the first Irishman to win Flèche Wallonne

Over the past four years, Dan Martin has come close to victory at Flèche Wallonne on three occasions, finishing fourth (2013), second (2014) and third (2016). A specialist on the type of punchy climb used at the end of the race - the Mur de Huy - the 30-year-old, who so far this season has racked up a stage...

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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...

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