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“I never thought I would make my Monument debut this way” – Remco Evenepoel

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April with 13 pro riders taking prt and amongst the riders contesting the race will be Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck- Quick-Step). The 20 year-old had a remarkable debut professional season last year winning Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián and the Baloise Belgium Tour overall amongst other races....

2020 Rás Tailteann postponed due to Covid-19

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating...

Nicolas Roche to race in lockdown edition of the Tour of Flanders

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April and amongst the riders set to take part is Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb). With the cancellation of the real race due to the Covid-19 crisis and in line with the guidelines issued by the Belgian government to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Flanders Classics...

“It’s not about cycling anymore” – Zdeněk Štybar

One year ago, Zdeněk Štybar became the first non-Belgian rider in more than three decades to win both Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and E3 Harelbeke in the same year. Entering his tenth year in the colours of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, Štybar was poised to be again a key protagonist in the one-day races he loves so much, especially...

Milan-San Remo winner Pierino Gavazzi in critical condition with coronavirus

Former professional Pierino Gavazzi, is struggling for his life at the San Rocco Clinical Institute in Ome according to his son Mattia. "On Monday March 16 we called the ambulance," Mattia told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "They took him to Ome. He was taken at 4.30 and entered the clinic at nearly 11.00 because there were three other ambulances...

Documentary series about the Movistar team now available on Netflix (VIDEO)

The documentary ‘The Least Expected Day’, a six-episode series produced by Telefónica Broadcast Services (TBS) on the Movistar Team was made available globally on Netflix on Friday. The series, more than three hours in length, is a thorough story, with unprecedented access, around the Telefónica-backed squad's 2019, which focuses on the three Grand Tours of the sport: the Giro...

Wicklow 200 postponed until August

The organisers of the Wicklow 200 have announced that the sportive has been postponed until Sunday 9th of August. The 39th edition of the event which is organised by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday the 7th of June. In a statement released today, they said: "Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19,...

Cycling Ireland launches series of eRacing events and workouts

Cycling Ireland is launching a series of races and training sessions on the popular online training platform Zwift. With outdoor cycling events and activities curtailed on government advice, we have moved online to provide fun ways of keeping active and engaging in some friendly racing rivalry. The Cycling Ireland Zwift League is a 12-race series with events being held each...

2020 Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and La Flèche Wallonne postponed

As part of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19), Amaury Sport Organisation, with the agreement of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), has decided to not organise Paris-Roubaix (12th April) race on its scheduled date. In addition, Liège-Bastogne-Liège men's and women's races (26th April) and La Flèche Wallonne men's and women's races (22nd April) have also been postponed. In close...

2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s race postponed due to Covid 19

As part of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19), Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have made the joint decision to postpone the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. The event is one of the best supported races in the cycling calendar but the safety of everyone involved from the...

Max Schachmann holds on to win Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice’s Queen Stage was also the race’s grand finale, with the cancellation of Sunday’s racing meaning that it was all going to come down to the 166.5km of stage 7. Those kilometres were going to be the hardest the riders would face, with four climbs, all of which were first or second category, and the last of these being...

Women’s Tour 2020 postponed due to COVID-19 virus

Following consultation with stakeholders, sponsors and partners, organisers of the Women’s Tour have decided to postpone the upcoming seventh edition of the race (8-13 June) due to the current international uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision has been taken early in light of the worsening global situation, following discussions with event stakeholders and partners, in order...

World Champion Mads Pedersen withdraws from Paris-Nice to return home to Denmark

World Road Race Champion Mads Pedersen will not start the final stage of Paris-Nice from Nice to Valdeblore La Colmiane, his Trek-Segafredo announced today. “As a Team we always said that we would respect the authorities in this emergency," said Pedersen. "My country has asked that all Danish nationals go home as soon as possible, so in agreement with the...

Team Bahrain McLaren withdraws from Paris-Nice

Team Bahrain McLaren has announced that it has withdrawn from Paris-Nice. The team made the announcement prior to today's th stage from In a statement released by the team, they said: "Following consultation with the team’s riders, medical staff and other stakeholders, and in light of the rapidly escalating public health risks associated with the Covid-19 virus, the decision has...

Søren Kragh Andersen wins Paris-Nice Time Trial

Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) won today's testing and rolling time trial at Paris-Nice with the victory moving him into second place overall. The riders faced a 15.1 kilometre long route, starting and finishing in the town of Saint-Amand-Montrond. With a rolling parcours in the opening half of the route which featured several short climbs, followed by a faster...

Stitches required for Sam Bennett following Paris-Nice crash

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) was unable to contest the bunch sprint at the end of yesterday's long third stage of Paris-Nice, after a rider crashed into him on the run-in to the line. He sustained a cut to one of his fingers in the crash and required stiches. Just as he was preparing to launch his sprint on the...

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Conn McDunphy wins first Cycling Ireland sanctioned race since lockdown

Conn McDunphy (C.C.Nogent-sur-Oise) has today won the Kildare Open TT Championships, the first Cycling Ireland sanctioned event since the Covid-19 lockdown measures eased. The...

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