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Wout Van Aert claims his first Tour de France stage victory

Wout Van Aert claimed his first Tour de France stage victory in Albi, the fourth for Jumbo-Visma and the third for Belgian riders, at the end of an eventful stage 10 to Albi. A lot of damage was done by Team Ineos as they managed to split the bunch into pieces in the crosswinds and gained a lot of...

Daryl Impey takes debut Tour de France stage victory

South African champion Daryl Impey stormed to his debut Tour de France victory in style on stage nine into Brioude. On Bastille Day, the 34-year-old made it into the decisive break of the day and proved to be the strongest in the 15-man move, eventually taking the victory in a two-up sprint. 172 riders took the start of stage...

Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight of the Tour de France

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) claimed an epic victory in Saint-Etienne, his second one at the Tour de France after winning at Mont Ventoux in 2016, at the end of a breakaway he initiated at km 0. He managed to hold off the French duo of Thibaut Pinot and Julian Alaphilippe who rode away from the yellow jersey group on...

Tejay van Garderen abandons Tour de France with broken hand

Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First Pro Cycling) has been forced to withdraw from the Tour de France after breaking his hand in a crash on stage seven. The incident occurred just outside the start town of Belfort, seven kilometres into the longest stage of the Tour. Van Garderen hit a traffic island causing him to fall heavily...

Giulio Ciccone extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo have announced that young Italian climber Giulio Ciccone has prolonged his contract through 2021. The talented Italian was King of the Mountain and won the epic stage over the Mortirolo in the most recent Giro d’Italia. Earlier this season he also won a stage in the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var. Yesterday, Ciccone confirmed his great...

Route announced for 2019 Rás na mBan

A challenging new mountain stage finishing in County Laois and an all-new second stage with a circuit finish in Piltown, County Kilkenny are the highlights of the 2019 Rás na mBan route announcement made today. Top racers from all over the world will head to Kilkenny in September for the 14th running of an event which attracts olympic medal winners...

Annemiek van Vleuten takes TT victory to extend her overall lead at the Giro-Rosa

World time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten showed her pure class once again today to take a consecutive stage victory on day six, an individual time trial at the Giro-Rosa. Wearing the Maglia Rosa and starting the stage with a two-minute 16 second advantage overall, the Dutch time trial champion stormed through the 12.1-kilometre stage to finish with a time...

Elia Viviani takes maiden Tour de France stage win

Elia Viviani made it two in a row for Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the 106th Tour de France, emerging as the fastest in an enthralling sprint at the end of the long 213.5km fourth stage to Nancy. “This victory means a lot to me. Actually, I can’t believe that I won today, it’s crazy. Notching up a stage here at...

Records Fall on Day Two of the Dublin Track Cycling International

The men’s and women’s sprint and omnium competitions took centre stage on day two of the Dublin Track Cycling International, with a series of hotly contested races playing out under the baking sun at Sundrive Velodrome. The weather could not have been in starker contrast to the miserable conditions on day one and allowed the riders to leave everything on...

Jumbo-Visma win TTT to keeps Mike Teunissen in the yellow jersey

The Dutch outfit Jumbo-Visma won the second stage Team Time Trial of the Tour de France in Brussels as Mike Teunissen, Steven Kruijswijk, George Bennett, Wout van Aert and Tony Martin outclassed Team Ineos by twenty seconds allowing Teunissen to retain the yellow jersey. 22 teams of 8 riders each took part in stage 2, a 27.6km long team...

Sam Bennett linked with move to Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) is set to move to Deceuninck - Quick-Step, replacing Elia Viviani as their main sprinter, according to a report in today's L'Équipe. According to the report, the 28 year-old Irishman was very close to an agreement with Movistar after his stage victory at Riom at the Critérium du Dauphiné earlier this year but will move to a...

British and Danish riders lead the way at the Dublin Track Cycling International

Grey clouds hung over Sundrive Velodrome on the first morning of the Dublin Track Cycling International, but even occasional rain breaks didn’t deter a high-class field from strutting their stuff. The men’s elite scratch race was halted due to inclement weather with 12 riders - including world champion Sam Welsford - who had formed a leading group with 13 laps...

Mike Teunissen wins opening stage of the Tour de France

Mike Teunissen (Jumbo Visma) took over from his sprinter team mate Dylan Groenewegen to win stage 1 in Brussels ahead of Peter Sagan and Caleb Ewan as he took his responsibilities after the crash of the favourite. He puts an end to a 30 year drought for The Netherlands in the yellow jersey. 176 riders took the start of stage...

Nicolas Roche included on Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour de France

Team Sunweb have announced the riders that will be competing at the 2019 edition of Le Tour de France, bringing a well-balanced squad, aiming for stage success at La Grand Boucle. The race offers various opportunities for the team throughout the three weeks of racing; both in the sprints and from the breakaway. Team Sunweb’s Tour de France coach Aike...

Mitchelton-SCOTT name team to support Adam Yates at the Tour de France

Mitchelton-SCOTT has named its eight-man squad for the upcoming Tour de France, calling on a mix of climbing specialists and ‘big’ men to support leader Adam Yates at the second Grand Tour of the season. The 26-year-old finished just shy of the podium to take fourth and the white jersey in 2016 but his reappearance in 2018 didn’t go as...

Top track riders set to line up for Dublin Track Cycling International

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July, some of the leading lights of European and world track cycling will descend on Sundrive Velodrome (Eamonn Ceannt Park) for the Dublin Track Cycling International. A full programme of men’s and women’s events will take place over the course of the prestigious two-day UCI event run by Cycling Ireland. For the men’s...

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Wout Van Aert claims his first Tour de France stage victory

Wout Van Aert claimed his first Tour de France stage victory in Albi, the fourth for Jumbo-Visma and the third for Belgian riders, at...

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