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Sam Bennett Wins Top Prize at Cycling Ireland Annual Awards

Sam Bennett's momentous season was crowned on Saturday night as the Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter landed International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards. The 28-year-old from Carrick-On-Suir was among 14 award winners as the best Irish performances in cycling, both domestically and internationally, across road, off-road, track, and leisure were celebrated at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Bennett...

Tom Stamsnijder announces retirement from pro cycling due to injury

Tom Stamsnijder (Team Sunweb) has announced his retirement from professional cycling due to a persistent injury which prevents him from performing at the highest level. During his time with Team Sunweb, 33-year-old Stamsnijder was a part of numerous successes with 12 Grand Tours and 18 Classics under his belt. The Dutchman was a part of Team Sunweb’s Giro d’Italia...

The Road Book 2018 – Cycling Almanack published

The first edition of a landmark publication has recently been published which provides a comprehensive review of the year's bike racing. The Road Book 2018 - Cycling Almanack which was launched at The Rouleur Classic in London, reviews and reflects on the 2018 season in its entirety, with nearly 900 pages of reports, stats, comment and analysis from the...

BMW to become the new official car partner of Deceuninck – Quick-Step Team

Patrick Lefevere, CEO of Deceuninck – Quick-Step Team, was on hand at the BMW Belux headquarters in Bornem, last Friday, to receive the keys to the first of 15 vehicles that will be used by the Belgian-based team from next season. The fleet of cars will be made up of nine BMW X1s Drive 18i’ and six BMW 520i...

Iljo Keisse and Elia Viviani win Gent Six Day

Iljo Keisse and Elia Viviani – who rode under the Deceuninck – Quick-Step Team banner this week – won the 78th Six Days of Gent, an edition which came down to the wire, with three pairs fighting for the trophy until the last lap. Despite slipping to second overall on the penultimate night, Keisse and Viviani's hopes weren’t deterred by...

Julian Alaphilippe to start 2019 season at the Vuelta a San Juan

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step Floors) will start his 2019 season in South America at the Vuelta a San Juan, before making his second appearance at Tour Colombia One of the standout riders of 2018 – a year that saw the 26-year-old Frenchman capture no less than 12 victories, including Flèche Wallonne, Clasica San Sebastian, two stages and the polka...

Mitchelton-SCOTT Confirm 2019 Men’s Squad

Mitchelton-SCOTT has confirmed its 25-rider men’s squad for the upcoming 2019 season, looking to build on one of the team’s most successful seasons to date. The Australian outfit recorded 38 UCI victories, including 17 WorldTour wins, six Grand Tour stages and their first Grand Tour victory at the Vuelta a Espana, in 2018. In 2019, the focus will remain heavily...

Eddie Dunbar aiming to make Grand Tour debut in 2019 (VIDEO)

Team Sky have posted a video interview with their young Irish rider Eddie Dunbar. With preparation for 2019 well underway, the 21 year-old discusses the start of his career at Team Sky, playing a vital supporting role in some key victories and his goals for next season. Dunbar was left without a contract following the collapse of the Aqua Blue...

Yves Lampaert wins Flandrien of the Year

Yves Lampaert was awarded his first Flandrien of the Year prize on Tuesday evening, in Ostend, after a season that saw the native of Izegem become the first rider in history to win Dwars door Vlaanderen on consecutive years, a triumph followed just two months later by the National Road Race Title in Binche, where he led home a...

Victory Chimp Launch First Kit Collections

Following the success of their Kickstarter campaign back in June which saw the brand reach their crowdfunding target in just five days, Victory Chimp has expanded popular lines of socks and caps to include a full range of performance apparel in two new collections, Ogham and Stampen. Available in Men’s and Women’s cuts across two colourways, the collections comprise...

Trek-Segafredo and Santini present the 2019 women’s and men’s team kits

The London Rouleur Classic event provided the venue for today’s unveiling of the new Trek-Segafredo men’s and women’s kits for the upcoming racing season. The presentation was attended by three Trek-Segafredo team members: John Degenkolb and Koen de Kort from the men's side, and British cyclist Lizzie Deignan represented the new Trek-Segafredo women's team, all of whom were modeling...

Lachlan Morton signs for EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale

Lachlan Morton has signed a new contract with EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale, four years after leaving the team, then known as Garmin-Sharp. The 26-year-old comes over to the team after two years with Dimension Data and prior to that he rode with US continental team Jelly Belly. His previous wins have included general classification at the Tour...

Luka Mezgec extends contract with Mitchelton-SCOTT

2017 Slovenian triple champion Luka Mezgec has extended his contract with Australian UCI WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT until the end of the 2020 season. A Giro d’Italia stage winner in 2014, Mezgec joined the GreenEDGE set up in 2016. Last year was arguably his most successful to-date with wins at the Tour of Slovenia, the Arnhem-Veenendaal Classic and an impressive triple...

Sam Bewley extends contract with Mitchelton-SCOTT

New Zealand rider Sam Bewley has re-signed with Australian WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT on a two-year deal through 2020. The two-time Olympic track bronze medallist and 2015 Giro d’Italia stage winner has raced with the team since 2012. 2018 saw Bewley play a key role in Simon Yates’ thirteen days in the leader’s pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia. In addition,...

Peter Stetina extends contract with Trek-Segafredo for one year

Trek-Segafredo have announced at their October Camp at Trek Headquarters in Wisconsin that American rider, Peter Stetina has extended his contract with the team for one year. “I am ecstatic to continue with the Trek family," said Stetina. "They stood by me in a period of difficulty. Trek-Segafredo still believes in me and that is inspiring. I aim to take...

Mark Cavendish extends contract with Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have announced that they have agreed terms with Mark Cavendish to extend his contract with the team. The team also revealed that he will also take on a leadership role within the team as part of a newly formed Supervisory Board. “After spending my last three years with Dimension Data I’m delighted to...

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Trek-Segafredo announce partnership with SRAM

Trek-Segafredo have announced a long-term agreement with bicycle component manufacturer SRAM. The new partnership was presented during Trek-Segafredo’s Sponsor Summit - a yearly meeting...

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