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Julian Alaphilippe wins second stage of the Vuelta a San Juan

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) escaped in the last two kilometres of Monday’s Vuelta a San Juan stage to Peri Lago Punta Negra to take his first win of the season. Due to the high temperatures, the organisers invoked the extreme weather protocol and shortened the stage, which rolled out from Chimbas later than initially scheduled. Deceuninck – Quick-Step...

Fernando Gaviria wins opening stage of the Vuelta a San Juan

Fernando Gaviria opened his UAE Team Emirates chapter in the best way possible by winning the opening stage of the 2019 Vuelta a San Juan. After 159.1 kilometres from San Juan to Pocito, he outsprinted Matteo Malucelli (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe). Gaviria took the first leader’s jersey of the race with Malucelli in second at 4"...

Irish Riders Take Two Top 10s at the Track World Cup Finale

The Irish team has completed its Track World Cup season with two top tens, with the team now eyeing the World Championships in Poland next month. The Men’s Madison duo of Felix English and Mark Downey bounced back from disappointment in London to finish 10th with Shannon McCurley taking 9th in the Omnium. Having crashed during the Madison in London...

Banbridge CC to host Travers Engineering Annaclone GP

On the opening day of the Irish road racing season, Banbridge CC will once again promote the Travers Engineering Annaclone GP. Taking place on Saturday 2nd March, pre-entry will open on Monday 11th February at 7pm. Two races will be on offer for competitors; a handicapped race catering for A1, A2 and A3 categories and a mass start A4...

Elia Viviani wins the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Italian Champion Elia Viviani has taken the 70th pro victory of his career after bettering his runner-up spot from twelve months ago and winning the fifth edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The main difficulty of the 163.3km-long race was the Challambra climb (900 metres at 10%), where several teams upped the pace on the final two...

Lotto Soudal to support Caleb Ewan at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (1.UWT) takes place on Sunday and Lotto Soudal will race in support of their Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan. The 24 year-old has already taken a number of victories this season having won two stages at the Bay Cycling Classic and the Down Under Classic. The riders will tackle a number of climbs...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step take the honours at Race Melbourne

Deceuninck – Quick-Step topped the general classification at Race Melbourne on Thursday, while Italian Champion Elia Viviani won the sprint standings Held on the famous 5.3km-long F1 circuit of Albert Park, which the riders had to cover 14 times, Race Melbourne put on the table a new format this year, the overall winner being the team who accumulated the most...

Madison Genesis unveil their 2019 team kit

Madison Genesis have unveiled their 2019 team kit and announced PEARL iZUMi as official team clothing supplier. PEARL iZUMi, who have previously supplied clothing to teams including Garmin-Slipstream and BMC have produced a redesigned kit with what's described as a "chilli red-to-black fade, trademark houndstooth pattern and flashes of turquoise." Madison Genesis Team Manager Roger Hammond, said: “We are really...

Petr Vakoc to return to racing after sixteen months at the Vuelta a San Juan

Petr Vakoc (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will return to racing at the Vuelta a San Juan (January 27 – February 3) and it will be his first appearance in the bunch since finishing in the top 10 at Binche-Chimay-Binche, in October 2017. The 26-year-old former Czech Champion and Brabantse Pijl winner hasn’t raced since after being injured by a truck...

“To win six times on Willunga is a great feeling” – Richie Porte

It’s a home country race that’s difficult to win for Richie Porte, but it didn’t stop him from taking victory in the final stage atop Willunga Hill for a record sixth straight year. It also launched him from 16th place to second overall – perhaps the best finish the Tasmanian could attain with time bonuses once again making the...

Daryl Impey wins back-to-back titles at the Tour Down Under

South African Daryl Impey has created history today, becoming the first male to win back-to-back Tour Down Under titles with a third-place finish on the final stage. After winning on countback in 2018, Impey finished behind Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and Wout Poels (Team Sky) up Willunga today to claim a more convincing 13-second victory in 2019. The 34-year-old’s performance wraps...

Luke Mudgway of Evo Pro Racing Wins Gravel and Tar Classic

Luke Mudgway (EvoPro Racing) set a hot pace from the gun to win the team’s season opener, Gravel and Tar Classic (UCI 1.2) in his hometown Palmerston North, New Zealand. His team-mate Cyrus Monk grabbed third position at the line behind New Zealand's Ryan Christensen, executing a late race attack to break apart final group heading into the last...

Jasper Philipsen wins fifth stage of the Tour Down Under after Caleb Ewan is relegated

Jasper Philipsen has taken the first victory of the 2019 season for UAE Team Emirates and the first WorldTour victory of his career. The 20-year-old new professional only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours which came in Strathalbyn after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth...

Defending champion Daryl Impey wins stage four of the Tour Down Under

Defending champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has taken an emotional victory on stage four of the Tour Down Under, recovering over the famous Corkscrew climb to sprint to victory ahead of race leader Patrick Bevin (CCC Team). Despite his overall victory last year, it’s the first stage win at the Tour Down Under for Impey, who has previously podiumed on six...

Peter Sagan takes first win of 2019 at the Tour Down Under

Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) has taken his first win of 2019 by winning stage 3 of the Tour Down Under from Lobethal to Uraidla. The riders faced two laps of an opening 17.1km circuit, followed by a ride to a 13.9km loop ridden seven times to end the day to make 146.2km in total made today’s stage much more undulating than...

Elia Viviani wins opening stage of the Tour Down Under

Four months after concluding the most successful season of his career with a perfectly-timed sprint in Madrid, Elia Viviani picked up where he had left off, scoring another victory – his 68th since turning pro – after producing a fantastic late burst which saw him blitz the Tour Down Under field in the last 150 metres of an opening...

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