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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...

Vincenzo Nibali and Dylan Teuns to lead Bahrain Merida at Il Lombardia

The 113th edition of Il Lombardia takes place this Saturday and the Bahrain Merida team will go into the race with two protected riders - Vincenzo Nibali and Dylan Teuns. The last Monument of the season starts in Bergamo and covers 243 kilometres before finishing in Como with a total elevation gain of nearly 4,000 meters. The iconic climbs...

Solid result for Dan Martin at Gran Piemonte despite crashing

Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates) put in a solid performance at today's Gran Piemonte (1.HC) on a tough parcours. The Irishman netted 5th place after 183 kilometres on the summit finish at Santuario di Oropa, 11" behind the winner, Colombian Egan Bernal (Team Ineos). The winner of this year's Tour de France made the winning move just under 2...

Tom Pidcock to lead newly titled TRINITY Racing team

British Continental Cyclo-cross team TRINITY Racing will begin it’s new season this weekend focusing on round one of the Telenet Superprestige race in Gieten. The newly titled TRINITY Racing team, known in it’s debut season as TP Racing, will again be led by current World and European U23 Cyclo-cross champion, Tom Pidcock. After a hugely successful season in 2018/19,...

Adam Yates wins Queen stage of CRO Race to move into overall lead

Briton Adam Yates has taken the overall lead at CRO Race after claiming a solo victory on stage five, the Queen stage of the six-day race, today. After some strong work on the final climb from his Mitchelton-SCOTT teammates Callum Scotson and Brent Bookwalter, Yates attacked with a little under five kilometres remaining. The victory and bonus seconds give him...

Trek unveils custom Project One Madone for World Champion Mads Pedersen

Trek-Segafredo's Mads Pedersen debuted his custom-painted World Championship Madone SLR at the Tour d'Eurométropole this weekend in Belgium. The 23-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider won the UCI World Road Championship in Yorkshire last weekend in stunning fashion, becoming the first-ever Danish men's rider to earn the rainbow stripes and the youngest Road World Champion in two decades. "Mads' win was an incredible achievement,"...

2020 Étape du Tour Route Announced

The organisers of Étape du Tour have announced the route of next year's edition. The 30th edition of the cyclosportive will be held in Nice on 5 July 2020. The riders will face a 177-kilometre course with an elevation gain of 3,570 m in the hinterland of Nice. A rising false flat in the first 50 kilometres will help them...

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