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Wout van Aert signs for Team Jumbo-Visma

UCI World Cyclocross champion Wout van Aert will race for Team Jumbo-Visma from March 1, the team announced today. The 24 year-old Belgian rider has signed a three-year contract. “I think I achieved great results last year and that’s why I had the opportunity to talk with different teams”, Van Aert said. “At one point, Team Jumbo-Visma knocked on my...

Simon Yates to return to the Giro d’Italia in 2019

After three stage victories and thirteen days in the Maglia Rosa this year, Simon Yates will return to the Giro d’Italia in 2019 looking for more success. The performance showed his general classification potential and the race also saw some of the most exciting racing of the 2018 season, but a stage 19 downfall left Yates and Mitchelton-SCOTT with unfinished...

Trek-Segafredo announce partnership with SRAM

Trek-Segafredo have announced a long-term agreement with bicycle component manufacturer SRAM. The new partnership was presented during Trek-Segafredo’s Sponsor Summit - a yearly meeting between the principal partners – at the team’s December camp held in Siracusa, Sicily. SRAM® was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in September 1987, with the invention of its first product, Grip Shift®. Throughout its 31-year...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step unveil 2019 jersey

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have unveiled their new kit for the 2019 season. The new kit, designed and manufactured by leading sportswear brand and long-time partner Vermarc, consists of the team’s traditional blue and white colours, while incorporating the logos of the team’s new title sponsor – Deceuninck, leading designer and manufacturer of window profile systems – as well as that...

McLaren to become joint venture partner in Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team

McLaren Group has announced today that it is to become a 50 percent joint venture partner in Team Bahrain Merida, the UCI WorldTour team with a long-term vision to participate at the top level of the sport. The partnership will be in three key areas: technical collaboration, human high performance and marketing and commercial services, delivered through McLaren Applied...

Sky to end involvement in cycling after 2019

Sky has announced that 2019 will be the final year of its involvement in cycling, drawing to a close an association with cycling spanning more than a decade. The decision will bring to a conclusion Sky’s ownership and sponsorship of Team Sky, which will continue to race under a different name if a...

Peter Sagan to ride Liège–Bastogne–Liège

Former UCI World Road Race Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has announced that he will ride a full Spring Classics campaign, including Amstel Gold Race and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. It will be the first time for him to race La Doyenne. Sagan's first Monument of the season will be Milan-San Remo where he has finished twice on two occasions (2013 and 2017). After...

Quick-Step Floors ready for first training camp

The riders and staff of Quick-Step Floors are heading to Costa Blanca next week for the first training camp ahead of the 2019 season, the 17th in the history of the team, which comes after a stellar year where the team took 73 UCI victories and the WorldTour Team Classification. “The first camp is our biggest that we do, because...

Route for 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Announced

The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Friday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme. British champion Connor Swift, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Tanfield and...

Matthew Teggart and Harry Sweeny to ride for new Irish UCI Continental team

The names of the first two riders who will race for the new Irish UCI Continental team, EvoPro Racing Cycling, have been announced. Australia's Harry Sweeny and Ireland's Matthew Teggart are the first of fourteen riders representing 10 nationalities who will race for the new team next season. 20 year-old Sweeny raced for Australian UCI Continental team Mitchelton - BikeExchange for...

Mark Renshaw to miss season start after fracturing pelvis

Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) will miss the start of the season after sustaining an injury in a collision with a motor vehicle while training in his hometown of Bathurst. Dr. Helge Riepenhoff, Head of Medical, confirmed the extent of the injury: “Mark has a fracture of his left pelvis. Unfortunately it will take at least 3-4 months...

New 2019 Team Sky kit unveiled

Team Sky has unveiled its new kit for the 2019 season which once again ismanufactured by Castelli. which will see a return to black for the team’s tenth year in the peloton. The kit incorporates a blue to black gradient, with the blue representing the team’s commitment to Sky Ocean Rescue (SOR). The SOR logo is also prominent on the...

ASSOS confirmed as race clothing supplier for Team Dimension Data

ASSOS of Switzerland has entered into a three-year partnership with Team Dimension Data as the team’s technical cycling apparel supplier. Effective from 1st January 2019, ASSOS will outfit both the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka WorldTour licensed team and the Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental team. ASSOS will be working closely alongside the riders to gather technical feedback on...

Philip Deignan announces retirement from professional cycling

Philip Deignan announced his retirement as a professional cyclist earlier today. The 35 year-old spent fourteen years in the pro peloton, where he raced with some of the best teams in the world and in 2009, became one of a limited number of Irish riders to win a Grand Tour stage, when he won a stage of the Vuelta...

Sam Bennett Wins Top Prize at Cycling Ireland Annual Awards

Sam Bennett's momentous season was crowned on Saturday night as the Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter landed International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards. The 28-year-old from Carrick-On-Suir was among 14 award winners as the best Irish performances in cycling, both domestically and internationally, across road, off-road, track, and leisure were celebrated at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Bennett...

Tom Stamsnijder announces retirement from pro cycling due to injury

Tom Stamsnijder (Team Sunweb) has announced his retirement from professional cycling due to a persistent injury which prevents him from performing at the highest level. During his time with Team Sunweb, 33-year-old Stamsnijder was a part of numerous successes with 12 Grand Tours and 18 Classics under his belt. The Dutchman was a part of Team Sunweb’s Giro d’Italia...

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Irish tandem pair wins silver at first para-cycling at Track World...

Martin Gordon and pilot Eamonn Byrne have won Silver in Tandem B Sprint at the UCI Track World Cup in London. Gordon, a visually-impaired...

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