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Edvald Boasson Hagen wins opening stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, beating Philippe Gilbert (Deceunick-Quickstep) and Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) into the minor placings. The French WorldTour race got underway with a short but challenging 142-kilometre stage between Aurilliac and Jussac. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started on a positive note,...

Dan Martin to lead UAE Team Emirates at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Dan Martin will lead UAE Team Emirates at the Critérium du Dauphiné which runs from June 9 to 16, looking for another good performance at the Tour de France dress rehearsal. The Irishman finished third overall in 2016 and 2017, and fourth overall last year in addition to winning a stage. Martin, who will be racing for the first...

Dani Martínez ruled out of the Tour de France after training crash in Colombia

Colombian climber Dani Martínez will miss out on the Tour de France next month as he recovers from injuries sustained while training in Colombia on Monday. The 21-year-old had been riding downhill during the recovery time between training intervals when he crashed on an oil spill, landing on his hands. “Dani’s crash unfortunately resulted in broken bones in both...

Alaphilippe and Gilbert to return to action at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Both Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert are set to return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné, starting this week. It will be the first race for both Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders since Liège-Bastogne-Liège in late April. Running between 9-16 June, the 71st edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné starts with two hilly stages, with two stages suited to the...

Entries Open for Cycling Ireland Road Nationals

Entries are now open for the 2019 Cycling Ireland National Road Cycling Championships to be held in Derry in the final week of June. The cream of Ireland’s cycling talent will be on display in the time trial and road race events on challenging circuits created by Foyle CC in the Derry City and Strabane District Council supported event. The three-day...

Giulio Ciccone wins two-up sprint to claim victory on stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia

After making it into numerous breaks during this year's Giro d'Italia, Giulio Ciccone finally achieved a stage win by outsprinting Jan Hirt (Astana) in a wet and cold ending to the 194-kilometer mountain stage. “For sure this is one of the best moments of my career,” said Ciccone when asked how he feels. “This is my second victory in the...

“I know that I can do well in this Giro” – Vincenzo Nibali

Team Bahrain Merida captain Vincenzo Nibali and Sports Director Alberto Volpi met the media at the NH Orio al Serio Hotel today, where riders and staff members are spending the second rest day of this year’s Giro d’Italia. Nibali, who trained on the rollers this morning due to bad weather, sits in third place overall going into the final decisive...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step renew agreement with Specialized

Belgian WorldTour team Deceuninck – Quick-Step have renewed their agreement with bike suppliers Specialized. The world’s No. 1 team will use the California-based Specialized bikes and equipment for two more years. Speaking of the agreement, Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere said: ‘“We are very happy to announce that we have signed for two more years with Specialized. Deceuninck –...

Elisa Longo Borghini solos to overall victory at Emakumeen Bira

It was a thrilling ending to Emakumeen Bira, the four-day WorldTour race in the Basque Country, as Elisa Longo Borghini rode away on the final climb of the day and just held off the bunch to win the stage by four seconds. It was enough to give her the overall win over Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton Scott) by two seconds. Longo...

Richard Carapaz takes over the maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia

Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) has taken over the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia from previous race leader Jan Polanc (UAE-Team Emirates) after winning yesterday's 14th stage from to Saint Vincent to Courmayeur (Skyway Monte Bianco). The Ecuadorian climber launched an attack on the Colle San Carlo, 30km before Courmayeur's finish and three kilometres from its summit, from...

Jon Dibben signs for Madison Genesis

Madison Genesis have announced that Jon Dibben will be joining the team. The ex-Team Sky rider (2017-18) and 2016 points race world champion on the track, Dibben comes with strong pedigree. Rising to prominence with third place at the junior Paris-Roubaix and a silver medal at the junior track world championships, Dibben balanced his years as an under-23 between...

Valerio Conti takes over the maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia

UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti claimed second place on stage six of the Giro d’Italia, a result that moves the Italian to the top of the General Classification and into the pink jersey. Conti was part of the 12-man breakaway who made their move early on the 238-kilometre route from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo, and the youngster helped dictate...

Tom Dumoulin forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) was forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia in the early kilometres of stage five, with the injuries sustained in yesterday’s crash proving too much for the 2017 winner to continue with the race. Dumoulin said: “I came here for a three week adventure and I wanted to finish it, I’m not ready to go home. I...

Rémi Cavagna takes first World Tour victory at the Tour of California

Rémi Cavagna made it two in a row for Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the Tour of California, soloing to victory in Morgan Hill, after attacking from the breakaway 75 kilometres out and holding off the chasers. The win was the first World Tour victory for the Frenchman. “Since winning last year in Belgium, I was in search of another victory,...

Richard Carapaz wins stage four of the Giro d’Italia

Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) bounced back from disappointment on stage 3 to win the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia in Frascati. Carapaz survived a pile-up and jumped away from a select group with 500 metres to go to take the win. Today’s marathon 235-kilometre stage from Orbetello to Frascati was marred by a big crash with five...

Simon Yates focused on pink at the Giro d’Italia

Twelve months on from a spectacular performance that saw them win five stages and wear the Maglia Rosa for 13 stages, Mitchelton-SCOTT and Simon Yates are eyeing the biggest prize when the 2019 Giro d’Italia kicks off on Saturday. Yates, who has since bagged his first Grand Tour victory at the Vuelta a Espana, returns with more confidence and more...

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