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Alvaro Hodeg wins rain-soaked Münsterland Giro

Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) clocked up his seventh victory of the season, at the 14th edition of the Münsterland Giro, The 193.3-kilometre German race started off bathed in sunshine, but turned into a rain-lashed race as the kilometres ticked by, with the harsh conditions and cold temperatures leaving their mark over peloton, which lost many riders over the hilly...

Mads Pedersen wins Elite Men’s Road Race at UCI Road World Championships

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships reached a gripping conclusion on Sunday with Mads Pedersen earning a surprise yet exceptionally hard-fought victory in the Elite Men’s Road Race to round off an unforgettable nine days of action. The Danish rider worked his way into an elite group in the last 50km and was one of only three riders still in...

Annemiek van Vleuten solos to World Championship victory

Annemiek van Vleuten put in a stunning ride to take her debut Elite Women’s Road Race title at the UCI Road Race World Championship following a staggering solo attack with more than 100-kilometres to go in Yorkshire. The weather gods had looked down kindly on Saturday’s racing as all of the 149.4km trek from Bradford to Harrogate was bathed in...

World Championship Elite Men’s Road Race Re-Routed

Due to heavy rain that continues to fall across the northern section of the Elite Men’s Road Race route, Yorkshire 2019 and the UCI have taken the decision to divert the route at Bishopdale Beck just outside Aysgarth, and to direct riders east up Temple Bank and along the A684 to Leyburn where the race will continue as normal....

Elynor Bäckstedt signs with Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has announced that British cyclist Elynor Bäckstedt will join the team for the three years beginning in 2020. Bäckstedt, 17, is currently riding for Storey Racing competing as a junior but will make the step to the elite ranks next year with Trek-Segafredo. In the junior ranks this season she won Gent-Wevelgem, stages 1-2 and the overall...

Irish Junior Women caught up in crashes in hunt for medals at World Championships

It was a tough day of racing for Maeve Gallagher, Lara Gillespie and Lucy O'Donnell at the Junior Women's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. All three riders were involved in crashes which ultimately ended their hopes of a medal. Maeve and Lara rounded the final corner in the top 10 but a crash inside 500m to go meant they...

Inaugural UCI Esports World Championships to take place in 2020 in conjunction with Zwift

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced today that in conjunction with Zwift, a global online training and racing platform for athletes, they will launch the inaugural UCI Cycling Esports World Championships in 2020. The UCI said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Zwift, for the governance and development of cycling esports as a new...

Quinn Simmons solos to Junior Men’s World Championships Road Race title

The American team put on a dominant display in the Junior Men's Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire today, with Quinn Simmons soloing to victory and his team-mate Magnus Sheffield taking bronze as Italian rider Alessio Martinelli claimed silver. It was thought that the first part of this race would be a gentle roll into...

Eddie Dunbar satisfied with performance at World TT Championships

Eddie Dunbar finished 26th in the Elite Men's Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this afternoon and afterwards expressed satisfaction with his performance in his debut at the Elite event. Dunbar set a time that saw him in the hot seat before he was overtaken by British rider John Archibald, Dunbar's time of 1:09:52 was 4...

Chloe Dygert wins the Elite Women’s Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships

The Elite Women Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire was expected to see history repeat itself and see yet another hat trick of rainbows, this time for Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands. However, a dominant performance, one unrivalled at this level, saw 22-year-old American, Chloe Dygert finish almost two minutes in front of returning favourite...

Ben Healy takes impressive 15th in U23 TT at the UCI Road World Championships

Ireland's Ben Healy finished a very impressive 15th in the U23 Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this afternoon. What makes the performance more impressive is that he was the youngest rider competing in the race. Denmark's Mikkel Bjerg was fastest in the 40.3-kilometre finishing in a time of 40' 20", one second ahead of Ian...

Aigul Gareeva wins Women’s Junior TT at the UCI Road World Championships

Aigul Gareeva bounced back from a dramatic setbacks to claim a sensational victories in the Women’s Junior Individual Time Trial at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Russian starlet Gareeva had to make a hasty U-turn after missing the tight right-hand bend onto the finishing straight. She showed huge resolve however, wrapping up her win with a 3.61sec advantage...

Katharine Smyth Clinches Irish National Road Series Title

Katharine Smyth (Ballymena Road Club) continued her excellent season by becoming the 2019 National Road Series champion in Whitechurch, Cork. Agnieszka Wozniak (Strata3VeloRev) took the win at the Cork GP as she out-sprinted Eileen Burns (Ballymena RC) in a two-up sprint to the line, with the pair having been away all day. However it wasSmyth who topped the overall points...

Nicolas Roche extends contract with Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb has announced that Nicholas Roche has extended his contract with the team, with the Irishman set to ride in the team’s colours until the end of 2021. Roche has had a great debut season with the team. After working strongly in support of teammates in the earlier part of the year, Roche finished in a tenth place overall...

UCI Road Championships Team Time Trial Mixed Relay Preview

Yorkshire will be making history by hosting the first ever Team Time Trial Mixed Relay with national teams consisting of three male riders and three female riders. The male riders will set off first and the women will replace them on the road as soon as the second male rider has crossed the finish line. Final timings will then...

Para-Cycling International gets Yorkshire 2019 off to a flying start

Today's Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International was the first-ever para-cycling event to take place alongside a UCI Road World Championships. The races took place in glorious conditions before the opening ceremony kicked off the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in the Harrogate Fan Zone. Tens of thousands of fans turned out to cheer on the best para-cyclists in the world as...

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