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Sam Bennett pulls out of Paris-Nice to recover ahead of Milan-San Remo

Sam Bennett pulled out of Paris-Nice during today's tough 181.5-kilometre penultimate stage from Nice to the Col de Turini in order to recover for next weekend's Milan-San Remo. According to his BORA-hansgrohe team, the Irish sprinter "felt tired after an intense week of racing, and with his focus towards Milano – Sanremo, recovery will be key for him." Bennett wasn't the...

Dani Martinez wins the queen stage of Paris-Nice

22-year-old Dani Martinez (EF Education First) took his third victory of the season on Saturday, and the biggest of his flourishing career. In the final kilometre of the queen stage of Paris-Nice, the Colombian rode compatriot Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) off his wheel to win atop Col du Turini. “I am very excited about this victory,” said Martinez. “It’s a...

Sam Bennett takes second stage win at Paris-Nice

Sam Bennett's excellent start to the season continued today when he won the sixth stage of Paris – Nice in Brignoles. It was the Irishman's fourth win of the season and second win in the Race to the Sub. Today's stage took the peloton from Peynier over 176.5 km to Brignoles and the course featured three categorised climbs, all in...

Michael Woods extends contract with EF Education First

EF Education First Pro Cycling have announced the re-signing of Mike Woods to a multi-year deal. The Canadian enjoyed a break-out season last year, finishing second at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Vuelta a España and taking the bronze medal at the 2018 Road World Championships in Austria. “The direction of the team, the...

OVO Energy offer equal prize fund for the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain

OVO Energy will back an equal prize fund for the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain for the second year running. Having first made this significant pledge on the path towards gender equality in cycling in 2018, Britain’s most prestigious women’s and men’s cycle races will again offer the same prize money structure thanks to the innovative Bristol-based company....

Julian Alaphilippe wins second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) today showed the same form that propelled him to victory in Strade Bianche last week at Tirreno-Adriatico becoming the first Frenchman in a decade to win a stage, after a powerful uphill sprint in Pomarance. Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) finished in the same time to retain his leader's jersey. “My team did a tremendous job...

Simon Yates takes time trial victory on stage five of Paris-Nice

Vuelta a España champion Simon Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has claimed his first ever victory in an individual time trial today on stage five of Paris-Nice. As one of the earlier starters, the Briton blasted around the 25.5km fairly flat course, setting the fastest time and with no riders able to better him he held on for an unexpected victory, his...

2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling World Championships to take place in Zurich

Swiss Cycling announced this morning its decision to host the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling World Championships in Zurich. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) awarded this event to the German-speaking region of Switzerland during the meeting of its Management Committee in Innsbruck (Austria) last September. The UCI sated that they are highly confident of Zurich’s bid committee's ability "to...

Mitchelton-SCOTT win opening team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico

Mitchelton-SCOTT powered their way to victory in the opening team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico, taking the stage by an impressive seven seconds in Lido di Camaiore. Despite being the last team off the start ramp, the seven-man squad didn’t let the pressure get to them, setting the second fastest time at the intermediate split before upping the pace and taking...

Bora-hansgrohe riders crash after collision with pedestrian at Tirreno-Adriatico TTT (VIDEO)

Two riders from the Bora-hansgrohe team crashed today at Tirreno-Adriatico when a pedestrian walked across the course in front of the team as they were taking part in the opening 21.5-kilometre team time trial at Lido di Camaiore. The man was walking across the route on a pedestrian crossing just as the team passed and Rafal Majka collided with him...

Sam Bennett sprints to victory on stage three of Paris-Nice

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) took his second WorldTour victory of the season today when he won the sprint to take the third stage of Paris-Nice. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick Step) rounded out the podium. The riders started in the city of Cepoy and a 200 kilometre-long parcours took them to Moulins/Yzeure. It...

Nicolas Roche in Team Sunweb line-up for Tirreno-Adriatico

Nicolas Roche will take on the role of road captain for Team Sunweb at Tirreno-Adriatico (2.UWT) which starts on Wednesday. The team will be riding in support of Tom Dumoulin who will be aiming for the general classification. The race starts with a 21.5-kilometre team time-trial in Lido di Camaiore. Lining up alongside Roche and Dumoulin in the seven-day race...

Rigoberto Uran fractures collarbone in Paris-Nice crash

Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) fractured his left clavicle on Monday during the second stage of Paris-Nice, from Les Bréviaires to Bellegarde, and was forced to abandon the race. The Colombian went down on his left side in the middle of a pack of riders midway through the stage, and he was immediately taken for evaluation at a nearby medical...

Julian Alaphilippe wins Strade Bianche

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) powered to his fourth victory of the season at Strade Bianche, on what was his debut at the Italian race. “My start to the season was already good, with three victories in South America, but to win here is incredible! My team did a great job and having Yves and Zdenek together with me in...

Annemiek van Vleuten wins Strade Bianche

Dual world time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten put on a stunning display to win a punishing Strade Bianche in just her second race back from injury. The 36-year-old powered away from a select group of favourites on the final gravel sector and managed to open up an advantage to stay away solo to the finish in Siena. The win...

WIGGINS Le Col announce new partnership with Subaru

Team WIGGINS Le Col have announced a new partnership with Subaru UK who will provide a fleet of new Outbacks to support the British Continental cycling team throughout the 2019 race schedule. The vehicles will follow the team at leading development races across the UK and Europe throughout the summer. Subaru will also showcase the new vehicles at the...

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Emanuel Buchmann solos to win on queen stage of the Tour...

Emanuel Buchmann (BORA – hansgrohe) dominated the queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country having finished over a minute clear of his...

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