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Amanda Spratt completes hat trick at the Santos Tour Down Under

World championship silver medallist Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has won her third consecutive Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. Spratt claimed the leader’s jersey with a stage two victory and successfully defended it through the final two days of racing, including the final stage criterium won by Chloe Hosking (Ale Cippollini). The victory continues Mitchelton-SCOTT’s unbeaten run at the event, whilst the...

Caleb Ewan wins the Down Under Classic (VIDEO)

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took the victory in the Down Under Classic, a one-hour criterium held in the streets of Adelaide which traditionally precedes the Tour Down Under. In a finale marred by various crashes, Roger Kluge managed to keep Ewan at the front and delivered an impressive lead-out. At 200 metres from the line, Ewan launched a powerful...

Grace Brown wins stage three of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under

Australian time trial champion Grace Brown has continued her dream start to her debut season with Mitchelton-SCOTT, claiming an emphatic victory on stage three at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. The 26-year-old launched her sprint early, but was too good for the bunch as she motored away to victory. Teammates Gracie Elvin and Amanda Spratt finished fourth and fifth...

Cycling Ireland Events Calendar Launched

Cycling Ireland has launched the 2019 Events Calendar. Riders planning to ride one or more than over 700 officially sanctioned events across four broad divisions can access the details on the Cycling Ireland website. The Calendar has been split into four areas: Road Events, Leisure Events, BMX, Off Road and Track Events, and Club League. Riders can filter...

Amanda Spratt wins on Mengler Hill to take overall lead at Tour Down Under

Reigning champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has put in a dominating display on Mengler Hill to convincingly claim the stage win and move into the overall lead after stage two of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. After another perfectly executed team performance, Spratt finished 39 seconds ahead of teammate Lucy Kennedy with Krista Doebel-Hickoc (Rally UHC Cycling) another six seconds...

Maximiliano Richeze involved in road traffic accident

Maximiliano Richeze (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has suffered injuries after a road traffic accident. The incident occurred while the 35-year-old was training in his native Argentina Richeze, a winner of nearly 30 wins at pro level and one of the best lead-out men in the peloton, was cycling near Buenos Aires while preparing for the forthcoming Vuelta a San Juan (January...

Letizia Paternoster wins opening stage of the Santos Tour Down Under

Letizia Paternoster began Trek-Segafredo’s first race of their opening season in the best way possible, sprinting to victory on stage one at the Santos Tour Down Under Thursday. The nineteen-year-old Italian, who is taking a small hiatus from the UCI track season to race the Tour Down Under, showed top form and easily held off challenges from Sarah Roy...

Trek-Segafredo announces full women’s team roster

Trek Factory Racing unveiled the full roster this week for the Trek-Segafredo women's team, which will be directed by former professionals Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini. The Trek-Segafredo women's team is comprised of thirteen riders from ten nations and will make its racing debut on January 10 as the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under kicks off in Adelaide. “We are...

Daryl Impey aiming for back-to-back victories at the Tour Down Under

Defending champion Daryl Impey will lead Mitchelton-SCOTT at the Tour Down Under next week, hoping to become the first male to win back-to-back titles in the race’s 20-year history. Impey claimed the victory on countback in 2018, before going on to his most successful season to date. With the support of six strong Australian teammates, the South African has his...

Michal Kwiatkowski targeting Liège–Bastogne–Liège and World Championships

Michal Kwiatkowski has outlined his ambitions for the forthcoming season with Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the World Road Race Championships his main targets. With two third places to his name - in 2014 and 2017 – Kwiatkowski has previously described Liège–Bastogne–Liège as ‘the race of his dreams’. And the Pole has made subtle tweaks to his early race programme to give him...

Frederik Backaert completes 2019 Wanty-Gobert line-up

The Wanty-Gobert team has finalised its squad for the 2019 road campaign. 28 year-old Belgian Frederik Backaert has extended his stay with the Walloon Pro Continental formation where he has ridden since 2014 until the end of 2019. The rider from Brakel who finished 9th in the GP Samyn in 2018 and 15th in the E3 Harelbeke completes the...

Elia Viviani to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the Tour Down Under

Italian Champion Elia Viviani will lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the first race of the year, the Tour Down Under Taking place between the 15th and 20th of January, the Tour Down Under will kick off the WorldTour calendar, which the Belgian team won last season with a record number of points. The first three days will provide...

2019 Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team line-up announced

The Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team is once again set to provide a vital stepping stone towards the World Tour for aspiring U23 riders in 2019. The eleven-rider team which has become a clear pathway for African riders to the World Tour is set for its fourth full season. In the last three seasons alone, no less than five...

Caleb Ewan looking to become new Australian champion

Caleb Ewan will line up at the Australian National Championship Road Race in Buninyong this Sunday (Lotto Soudal) alongside his Lotto Soudal team mate Adam Hansen, aiming to win the Elite title for the first time. The riders will face sixteen hilly local laps of 11.6 kilometres with the start of the 185-kilometre long race at 12:30 local time. Caleb...

Bob Jungels to return to the Giro d’Italia

Bob Jungels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) is aiming to make his third appearance at the Giro d’Italia this season, where he has twice finished in the top 10 overall. The 26-year-old became the first Luxembourger in more than half a century to win a stage at the Giro, back in 2017, when he outsprinted all the other GC favourites in...

Egan Bernal to lead Team Sky at the Giro d’Italia

Team Sky have confirmed that Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas will focus their 2019 seasons around the Tour de France, with Egan Bernal set to lead his first Grand Tour at the Giro d’Italia. Bernal, 21, is excited about tackling the Giro for the first time - a race close to his heart. He said: “The Giro is a race...

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Organisers confirm that no UCI-ranked Rás Tailteann to be held in...

Organisers of the Rás Tailteann, have confirmed that an eight-day UCI-ranked race will not take place in 2019. The news follows on from a...

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