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Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series seek new title partner for 2020

Britain’s flagship road cycling events – the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series – have today announced they are looking for a new title partner in 2020 as they move forward into an exciting new chapter. OVO Energy initially partnered with the Tour of Britain’s Bristol stage in 2016 as a local sponsor, with their involvement growing...

Mark Downey signs for French DN1 team Côtes d’Armor

Irishman Mark Downey has signed for French DN1 team Côtes d'Armor-Marie Morin-Véranda Rideau according to Le Télégramme. 23 year-old Downey previously spent two seasons in France with VC Toucy (2016) and CC Etupes (2017) before moving to UCI Continental level with Team Wiggins in 2018 before joining EvoPro Racing in 2019. Amongst his best results on the road this...

Sam Bennett set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step according to report

According to a report in today's Het Laatse Nieuws, Sam Bennett is set to finally sign for Deceuninck-Quick Step, with Shane Archbold also moving from Bora hansgrohe to the Belgian team. Bennett has been linked with a move to the team since the summer but the move was put on hold as Bora hansgrohe tried to hold on to the...

Hugh Carthy extends contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling

Hugh Carthy has re-signed a contract with EF Education First Pro Cycling, the team has announced. The 25 year-old who has raced with the team since 2017 has extended his contract through 2021. The Lancashire man had animpressive 2019 season. He started the year strong taking third on the general classification at the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var. He...

Ian Garrison signs for Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Ian Garrison has signed a two-year contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step, following on from a series of impressive performances over the past number of seasons. Garrison’s speciality is against the clock, a discipline at which he showed promise in as long ago as 2016, when he took bronze at the Junior World Championships. His prowess against the clock was again...

Bauke Mollema wins the 2019 Japan Cup

Bauke Mollema proved the strongest in the Japan Cup road race, out-kicking Michael Woods (EF-Education First) in a two-up sprint to take the win in Utsunomiya Sunday. It gives the 32-year-old Dutch climber two successive wins after an impressive victory in Il Lombardia, and his second win in the Japan Cup after winning the race in 2015. ...

Chris Juul-Jensen to continue with Mitchelton-SCOTT through to 2021

Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen will stay with the Mitchelton-SCOTT team for the next two seasons, the team announced today. 30-year-old Juul-Jensen joined the Australian outfit back in 2016 and has proven to be one of the most reliable support riders, having continued to grow with the squad and regularly be an important part of the team's victories. Chris Juul-Jensen: “The last...

Vincenzo Nibali and Dylan Teuns to lead Bahrain Merida at Il Lombardia

The 113th edition of Il Lombardia takes place this Saturday and the Bahrain Merida team will go into the race with two protected riders - Vincenzo Nibali and Dylan Teuns. The last Monument of the season starts in Bergamo and covers 243 kilometres before finishing in Como with a total elevation gain of nearly 4,000 meters. The iconic climbs...

Solid result for Dan Martin at Gran Piemonte despite crashing

Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates) put in a solid performance at today's Gran Piemonte (1.HC) on a tough parcours. The Irishman netted 5th place after 183 kilometres on the summit finish at Santuario di Oropa, 11" behind the winner, Colombian Egan Bernal (Team Ineos). The winner of this year's Tour de France made the winning move just under 2...

Tom Pidcock to lead newly titled TRINITY Racing team

British Continental Cyclo-cross team TRINITY Racing will begin it’s new season this weekend focusing on round one of the Telenet Superprestige race in Gieten. The newly titled TRINITY Racing team, known in it’s debut season as TP Racing, will again be led by current World and European U23 Cyclo-cross champion, Tom Pidcock. After a hugely successful season in 2018/19,...

Adam Yates wins Queen stage of CRO Race to move into overall lead

Briton Adam Yates has taken the overall lead at CRO Race after claiming a solo victory on stage five, the Queen stage of the six-day race, today. After some strong work on the final climb from his Mitchelton-SCOTT teammates Callum Scotson and Brent Bookwalter, Yates attacked with a little under five kilometres remaining. The victory and bonus seconds give him...

Trek unveils custom Project One Madone for World Champion Mads Pedersen

Trek-Segafredo's Mads Pedersen debuted his custom-painted World Championship Madone SLR at the Tour d'Eurométropole this weekend in Belgium. The 23-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider won the UCI World Road Championship in Yorkshire last weekend in stunning fashion, becoming the first-ever Danish men's rider to earn the rainbow stripes and the youngest Road World Champion in two decades. "Mads' win was an incredible achievement,"...

2020 Étape du Tour Route Announced

The organisers of Étape du Tour have announced the route of next year's edition. The 30th edition of the cyclosportive will be held in Nice on 5 July 2020. The riders will face a 177-kilometre course with an elevation gain of 3,570 m in the hinterland of Nice. A rising false flat in the first 50 kilometres will help them...

Alvaro Hodeg wins rain-soaked Münsterland Giro

Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) clocked up his seventh victory of the season, at the 14th edition of the Münsterland Giro, The 193.3-kilometre German race started off bathed in sunshine, but turned into a rain-lashed race as the kilometres ticked by, with the harsh conditions and cold temperatures leaving their mark over peloton, which lost many riders over the hilly...

Mads Pedersen wins Elite Men’s Road Race at UCI Road World Championships

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships reached a gripping conclusion on Sunday with Mads Pedersen earning a surprise yet exceptionally hard-fought victory in the Elite Men’s Road Race to round off an unforgettable nine days of action. The Danish rider worked his way into an elite group in the last 50km and was one of only three riders still in...

Annemiek van Vleuten solos to World Championship victory

Annemiek van Vleuten put in a stunning ride to take her debut Elite Women’s Road Race title at the UCI Road Race World Championship following a staggering solo attack with more than 100-kilometres to go in Yorkshire. The weather gods had looked down kindly on Saturday’s racing as all of the 149.4km trek from Bradford to Harrogate was bathed in...

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