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A look back at Maertens’ and De Vlaeminck’s rivalry at the 1976 Tour of Flanders (VIDEO)

The 1960s and '70s saw some of fiercest rivalries ever in cycling with the likes of Belgian stars Rik van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Walter Godefroot and Eric Leman amongst those involved. Another pair of bitter adversaries were Freddy Maertens and Roger De Vlaeminck and their rivalry came to a head at the 1976 Tour of Flanders. The 60th edition of...

Guillaume Martin takes first win of the season for Wanty Gobert on Mt Etna

The Giro di Sicilia (2.1) finished today on Mount Etna and the stage was won by Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Wanty Gobert Cycling Team). The 119-kilometre stage started in Giardini Naxos with Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling) going into the stage with a 59-second advantage over Martin's Wanty - Gobert team-mate Odd Christian Eiking with 13 other riders, including Martin, just...

Edvald Boasson Hagen to lead Team Dimension Data at the Tour of Flanders

Edvald Boasson Hagen will lead Team Dimension Data at the 103rd edition of the Tour of Flanders and will be supported by a strong and experienced team. The team also includes Michael Valgren who won both the Amstel Gold Race and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2018, Julien Vermote, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Jay Thomson, Bernie Eisel and Lars Bak. The...

Peter Kennaugh to take indefinite break from professional cycling

BORA - hansgrohe and Peter Kennaugh announced today that he will be taking an indefinite break from professional cycling due to ongoing mental health issues. The team said that it supports the British rider in his decision and have agreed that this is the best course of action to ensure he can return to full health in the near...

Davide Formolo wins final stage of the Volta a Catalunya as Miguel Ángel López wins overall.

Davide Formolo (BORA - hansgrohe) soloed to an epic win on the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya today as Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) hung on to win the race overall. The race travelled to Barcelona for the final stage of the race with the riders facing a 143-kilometre course to the traditional Montjuic circuit....

Michael Matthews takes his second stage win at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) nabbed his second stage victory of the week at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT), taking the win in the bunch gallop to the line. The sixth and penultimate stage would see the riders travel 169 kilometres from Valls to Vila-seca. Although there were no mountain passes on offer, the parcours were rolling and very hilly...

Maximilian Schachmann solos to victory on stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya

Maximilian Schachmann (BORA – hansgrohe) soloed to an incredible victory on the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya from Puigcerda to Sant Cugat del Valles, adding to his win earlier this month at GP Industria & Artigianato. After two tough mountain stages, the fifth stage offered only one categorised climb, which was right after the start of...

Zdenek Stybar wins E3 BinckBank Classic

Zdenek Stybar continued Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s incredible spring campaign, netting the team’s 20th victory of the season from a five-man group at the end of the E3 BinckBank Classic (1.UWT) in Harelbeke. The 33-year-old become the first Czech rider to triumph at the prestigious cobbled Classic “I’m incredibly happy! Winning Harelbeke after Omloop is amazing, but I couldn’t have done...

Dan Martin climbs up the GC at the Volta a Cataluyna

Daniel Martin was right in the mix of the action with the best climbers in the world when the Volta a Cataluyna stage finished at Vallter 2000 today. He stayed with the leaders on the 11.4km climb to the finish to finish in third place on the same time as stage winner Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). With 7.5 kilometres...

Adam Yates wins first summit finish at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Adam Yates (Mitchetlon-SCOTT) has claimed today's stage victory on the first hill top finish in Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, after sprinting to the win from a reduced group of five riders. On the final 11-kilometre climb up to the finish line in Vallter 2000, a natural selection was made followed by a flurry of attacks, which left just five riders...

Michael Matthews wins second stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) took his first win of the season when he won the second stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT) in Sant Feliu de Guixols. The Australian took the win in a bunch gallop to the line, finishing ahead of World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott). The second day of racing...

Dan Martin looking forward to the Volta a Catalunya

The UAE Team Emirates will start the Volta a Catalunya (March 25 to 31) with a strong team including former winner Dan Martin and 2015 Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru. Dan Martin already counts one Volta a Catalunya overall win (2013) and two stage wins (2013 and 2016) on his palmarès. He has had a solid start to the...

Team Sky to become Team INEOS

Sky and 21st Century Fox have agreed the sale of Team Sky to INEOS. INEOS will become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from 1 May this year and will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners. The launch of Team INEOS will take...

Adam Yates retains leader’s jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico

Adam Yates will head into the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico with a 25 second lead after finishing safely in the bunch on stage six. It was a case of staying out of trouble on the 195km route from Matelica to Jesei with the day ending in the expected sprint finale as Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick Step) edged out...

Julian Alaphilippe takes second stage win at Tirreno-Adriatico

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) took his second stage win at this year's Tirreno-Adriatico when he surprised the sprinters in Jesi, a small town located not far from the coast of the Adriatic, where the race will conclude on Tuesday. The riders faced a slightly uphill finish which shouldn’t have given any problems to the sprinters and Max Richeze gave...

Ireland’s Ronan Grimes wins silver medal at Para-Cycling World Championships

Ireland's Ronan Grimes has won Silver in the MC4 Scratch Race at the Para-cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn on St Patrick’s Day. The 30-year-old from Athenry in Galway had been inching closer to a World Medal throughout the Championships at the Omnisport Arena, as had the whole of the Irish team, with Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal losing bronze in...

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Onboard Highlights from the 2019 Paris-Roubaix (VIDEO)

The 117th edition of Paris-Roubaix took place today and the riders faced 257 kilometres including 29 pavé sectors. Deceuninck – Quick-Step's Philippe Gilbert emerged victorious...

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