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Strong Irish team announced for European Road Cycling Championships

Cycling Ireland has selected a twenty-four rider team for the UEC Road Championships across Junior, U23 and Elite levels which takes place from 7th – 11th August 2019 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. The team for the Elite Men's Road Race includes both Sam Bennett (Bora hansgrohe) who has enjoyed a very successful 2019 season, taking multiple WorldTour wins with...

19-year-old Remco Evenepoel takes third pro victory at Adriatica Ionica

19-year-old Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) added another victory to his palmares today, one month after capturing a stage win and the overall at the Belgian Tour, where he became the youngest ever winner in the history of the event. The Belgian rode clear of the peloton on the penultimate stage of the Adriatica Ionica Race from Padola to...

Vincenzo Nibali wins at Val Thorens as Egan Bernal retains yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 overall winner, made up for a disappointing Tour de France as he claimed a prestigious solo victory at Val Thorens at the end of a 59-km stage. This is his sixth stage win after the four he got five years and at La Toussuire in 2015. Egan Bernal rode home safely to retain the yellow...

Egan Bernal takes over yellow jersey on stage shortened due to hailstorm and landslides

On a remarkable day at the Tour de France, Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) took over the yellow jersey after he passed first over the Col d'Iseran. News came through during the descent towards the final climb that a blizzard had forced the organisers to stop the race and that stage times would be taken from the summit of the...

Julien Bernard extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Julien Bernard and Trek-Segafredo have agreed on a two-year contract extension through the end of 2021. The 27-year-old French climber is currently participating in the Tour de France where his role has been as a key support rider. Julien Bernard: “For me, re-signing with Trek-Segafredo was the next logical step in my career. I really feel well within this...

Matteo Trentin solos to stage 17 victory at the Tour de France

European champion Matteo Trentin soloed to his first Tour de France victory in five years and the Mitchelton-SCOTT team's fourth of the race on stage 17 into Gap. The Italian made it into the break of the day before attacking over the final climb and soloing to an impressive win by over 30 seconds. 160 riders took the start of...

Caleb Ewan takes second stage victory at the Tour de France

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took his second stage victory at the Tour de France today as he outsprinted Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) despite suffering in the heat of southern France. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) retained the yellow jersey. 163 riders took the start of stage 16. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) was a non-starter due to back pain....

James Knox extends contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Now in his second year in the World Tour, young and promising climber James Knox has agreed a contract extension that will see him ride for Deceuninck – Quick-Step for a further two years. After a steady transition in 2018, where he took sixth place overall at the Tour de Wallonie, Knox has continued his adaptation to riding with a...

Wilco Kelderman forced to abandon the Tour de France

Suffering from lower back problems, Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) has been forced to abandon the Tour de France after the race’s 15th stage. The Dutchman had been sitting in 132nd place overall. “Over the last few days Wilco has been experiencing back pain and some stiffness,” explained Team Sunweb physician Anko Boelens. “The pain has begun to intensify as the...

Cycling Ireland Teams Announced For Kreiz Breizh Elites

Cycling Ireland National Road Series leaders James Curry and Grace Young are among 12 riders selected to represent Ireland at the Kreiz Breizh Elites road race in France next month. Five days of racing begin on August 1 in Brittany with Team Ireland set to take on three Pro Continental teams - Arkea-Samsic, Vital Concept-B&B Hotels, Wallonie Bruxelles CT -...

Diego Ulissi claims victory in the Tokyo 2020 Test Event

Wearing his national colours, Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) claimed victory in the Tokyo 2020 Test Event (UCI 1.2). Second at the end of the 180.2 km course from Musashino no Mori Park to Fuji International Speedway) went to his compatriot Davide Formolo, 17″ behind, with Frenchman Peter Nans in third (+1’52”). It was the fourth victory of the season...

“It’s probably the hardest stage I have ever done at the Tour de France” – Dan Martin

It was another incredibly tough day at the Tour de France today, as UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin went on the attack on what he described as one of the toughest Tour stages he has ever faced. The peloton knew it was all to play for on the 185-kilometre fifteenth stage from Limoux to Foix, but with four categorised...

Peter Sagan signs autobiography for fan whilst climbing the Tourmalet (VIDEO)

Even though he was riding up one of the toughest climbs of this year's Tour de France, Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) still found time to sign an autograph for a fan on yesterday's fourteenth stage In footage posted on Twitter, a fan can be seen running alongside the green jersey wearer on the summit finish of the Tourmalet and hands Sagan...

Simon Yates takes second stage victory at the Tour de France

2018 Vuelta España champion Simon Yates outlasted the breakaway riders to take a solo victory at the Tour de France today on another hard summit finish in the Pyrenees. Yates attacked at the base of the final climb and held off the general classification contenders to claim his second victory of the race. The win comes just three-days after his...

Irish team to take on WorldTour opposition at the Tokyo 2020 Test Event

A five-man Irish team will line up at the Tokyo 2020 Test Event which takes place tomorrow (Sunday). The race, which is a test of the course to be used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, features a mix of national teams and Asian UCI Continental teams. The Irish team is made up of Mark Downey (EvoPro Racing), Matthew Teggart (EvoPro...

Thibaut Pinot wins on the Tourmalet as Julian Alaphilippe extends lead

Thibaut Pinot claimed his third stage win in the Tour de France after Porrentruy in 2012 and L’Alpe d’Huez in 2015 as he stormed to victory at the top of Col du Tourmalet while Julian Alaphilippe, second on the line with a deficit of six seconds, retained the yellow jersey and extended his lead over Steven Kruijswijk and Geraint...

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Philippe Gilbert returns to Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal have announced that Philippe Gilbert will ride for the team from next season. The 37-year-old Belgian, currently riding for Deceuninck - Quick...

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