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Sam Bennett to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the UAE Tour

Following on from a successful start to the season in Australia, Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will be looking for more victories at the third World Tour stop of the season, the UAE Tour, which takes place between 23-29 February. Wins at the Tour Down Under and Race Torquay served as confirmation of the Irish Champion’s solid form in the...

Luke Rowe extends contract with Team INEOS

Team INEOS have confirmed that Luke Rowe has extended his contract with the team for the next four seasons. Rowe joins Tour de France winner Egan Bernal in signing until the end of 2023. He said: “Obviously this new contract extension shows a lot of commitment from myself and the Team. I turned pro here; I’ve been here from day...

Nicolas Roche to return to action at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var

Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) is set to make his 2020 debut at the Tour Cycliste International du Var et des Alpes Maritimes (2.1) this week which will mark his first race since crashing out of the Vuelta a España last year. The Irishman, who held the Maillot Rojo leader’s jersey for three days, crashed on the sixth stage of...

Shane Archbold wins New Zealand Road Race title

Shane Archbold (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) sprinted to an emphatic win today at the New Zealand National Championships, held in Cambridge, over a 173-kilometre long course. Sunday’s race was divided into two halves: a hilly first half featuring two ascents of the Muangakawa Road (2.9km, 8.3%) and a pan-flat second half consisting of five laps. It was there, with 60...

Vincenzo Nibali to make Trek-Segafredo debut at the Volta ao Algarve

Vincenzo Nibali will make his debut in Trek-Segafredo colours at the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.Pro) starting 19 February, where he will lead the team alongside Bauke Mollema. It follows on from a two-week training camp at altitude at Teide. "Although I have many season debuts behind me, doing it with a new team brings a touch of serene...

Xandro Meurisse wins opening stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia

Xandro Meurisse (Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans) won today's opening stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (2.1) at the summit finish of Caravaca de la Cruz. The Belgian was part of the early breakaway of eleven riders and with many of the top teams represented, the advantage gradually grew past 10 minutes. The other riders in the break were...

Phil Bauhaus wins the inaugural Saudi Tour

Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain - McLaren) has won the inaugural Saudi Tour (2.1) after taking victory on the final stage of the five-day race, overtaking previous race leader Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa Samsic). The last stage of the race started from Princess Nourah University, consisting of a flat 144 kilometres passing through the centre of Riyadh and finishing by Al...

Jai Hindley wins the Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) secured the general classification at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour today after finishing safely in the lead group on the final stage in Melbourne. The foundations for Hindley’s win were set on stage two and the summit finish of Falls Creek. After some great work throughout the day Team Sunweb set a strong tempo on the...

Jack Haig takes over race lead at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Yesterday's fifth place finisher Jack Haig (Mitchelton-SCOTT) moved into the race lead at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana today, after finishing in 12th position in the bunch sprint and as the highest placed rider from the general classification, on a day that came down to countback. With no time bonuses awarded on the finish line, stage placings have become...

Mads Pedersen signs contract extension with Trek-Segafredo

Mads Pedersen, the reigning road World Champion, has signed a two-year contract extension with Trek-Segafredo and will continue to represent the US-registered ProTeam through the end of the 2022 season. The new agreement sees the 24-year-old Dane commit to a six-year tenure at Trek-Segafredo, where he has raced since 2017. The support and belief showed to him by Trek-Segafredo...

Alberto Dainese wins opening stage of the Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour got underway today with an almost pancake-flat 121 kilometre long stage from Nagambie to Shepparton. A fierce pace was set at the head of the peloton after the flag dropped as teams looked to form the day’s breakaway, before a group of five riders escaped after 20 kilometres of action. The race then settled into...

Top triathlete Cameron Wurf signs for Team INEOS

Team INEOS have confirmed the signing of world-class triathlete Cameron Wurf, who will make his debut in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday. The world-record holder of the bike leg in the Ironman World Championships, Wurf will fill the vacant spot on the Team’s roster following the forced early retirement of Vasil Kiryienka. He will race for...

Emanuel Buchmann wins Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana

Emanuel Buchmann (BORA – hansgrohe) was victorious on the second day of Challenge Mallorca as he soloed to the win at the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana (1.1). After a first day made for the sprinters, the second day of the series of races brought the peloton into the mountains on a 160.5-kilometre parcours from Sóller to Deià. An early break...

Vasil Kiryienka announces his retirement

Vasil Kiryienka (Team INEOS) has announced his retirement from professional cycling, following medical advice regarding a cardiac issue. The 38 year-old Belarusian missed the start of last season owing to a cardiac anomaly, only to return to competitive racing at the Tour de Romandie in 2019. He went on to enjoy success at the European Games time trial in his...

Matteo Moschetti wins European season opener at the Challenge Mallorca

Trek-Segafredo kicked off their European season in style as young Italian sprinter Matteo Moschetti won the first day of the four-day Challenge Mallorca on Thursday. Moschetti took the win ahead of Pascal Ackermann (BORA - hansgrohe) and Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA). "Alexander Kamp did a real good job to control the race, and then, in the end,...

Sam Bennett wins inaugural Race Torquay

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) confirmed his good form, as he won the inaugural Race Torquay making it two victories in January, following on from his victory at the Tour Down Under. The race consisted of ten laps of an undulating 13.3km circuit following a clockwise direction. “This success makes me very happy and feeds my confidence ahead of Sunday,...

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Luke Rowe extends contract with Team INEOS

Team INEOS have confirmed that Luke Rowe has extended his contract with the team for the next four seasons. Rowe joins Tour de France...

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