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Sam Bennett wins opening stage of the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) won the opening stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey today, which marks his eighth stage win in total at the race. It was the Irishman's fifth win of the season. The 55th edition of the race kicked off today with a 156km flat stage from Istanbul to Tekirdag. BORA – hansgrohe arrived with a...

Onboard Highlights from the 2019 Paris-Roubaix (VIDEO)

The 117th edition of Paris-Roubaix took place today and the riders faced 257 kilometres including 29 pavé sectors. Deceuninck – Quick-Step's Philippe Gilbert emerged victorious to become just the ninth rider to have won at least four different Monuments. Nils Politt (Team Katusha-Alpecin) and Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) completed the podium. Numerous riders suffered mechanicals and other misfortunes and amongst those caught...

Philippe Gilbert wins Paris-Roubaix

Philippe Gilbert today became just the ninth rider to have won at least four different Monuments when he triumphed at Paris-Roubaix. After 257 kilometers including 29 pavé sectors, the 36-year-old Belgian raised his arms in the air at the iconic André-Pétrieux Velodrome and celebrated one of the finest wins of his career. For Deceuninck – Quick-Step, it was another masterclass,...

Julian Alaphilippe to return to racing at Brabantse Pijl

Following the crash that forced him to abandon Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has undergone further medical examination and scans that have revealed that he has not suffered any fractures. While the injuries sustained by the crash will still cause him some discomfort, he is expected to make a recovery ahead of the Ardennes Classic,...

Dan Martin moves up to 4th overall at the Tour of the Basque Country

The 5th stage of the Itzulia Basque Country, uphill to Arrate, reshuffled the top of the general classification, with Dan Martin moving up to 4th place overall and his UAE Team Emirates team mate Tadej Pogačar moving into the top 10. The demanding stage with six climbs, including the final one towards Arrate, was won by Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe),...

Emanuel Buchmann solos to win on queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country

Emanuel Buchmann (BORA – hansgrohe) dominated the queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country having finished over a minute clear of his nearest rivals. The German rider now leads the general classification. The queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country consisted of 150 km from Arrigorriaga to the iconic pilgrimage church of Arrate, which...

Tiesj Benoot aiming for podium finish at Paris-Roubaix

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) will be at the start of Paris-Roubaix for the third time in his career and is hoping to animate the finale. It will be his first time to line up at the race since 2016 when he finished 114th having finished in 100th place the previous year. The 25 year-old Belgian is clearly in good form...

Shane Archbold returns to BORA – hansgrohe

Shane Archbold will return to BORA – hansgrohe, having previously raced for the German team from 2015 to 2017. The New Zealander has spent the first number of months of the season racing in the colours of Irish UCI Continental team EvoPro Racing. The team announced today that Archbold was returning to the squad in order to bolster the lead-out...

Max Schachmann wins third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country

Max Schachmann (BORA – hansgrohe) won the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country and has extended his lead in the general classification. The riders faced a relatively demanding parcours of almost 192 kilometres in length. After the riders departed Sarriguren, they traversed a 9-kilometre long second category climb up to Goñi, with an average gradient of 4.7...

Lotta Lepistö wins opening stage of the Healthy Ageing Tour

Lotta Lepistö (Trek-Segafredo) sprinted to the win of stage one at the Healthy Ageing Tour, benefiting from a leadout from teammate Ellen van Dijk and successfully avoiding a crash in the last corner that disrupted the ending. Lepistö: “Ellen helped me in the last kilometre to stay near the front and big thanks to her. I had to close a...

Fabio Jakobsen takes second consecutive victory at Scheldeprijs

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) took his second victory of the season today as he won Scheldeprijs, two months after collecting his first victory of the season, at the Volta ao Algarve. The 22-year-old fast man capitalised on his teammates’ superb work and quality lead-out in the final kilometre of the race and delivered a fine sprint inside 200...

Lizzie Deignan to return to racing at Amstel Gold Race

Trek-Segafredo have announced that Lizzie Deignan will return to racing at the Amstel Gold Race which takes place on April 21st. Following on from the birth of her daughter Orla in September 2018 and being out of competition for over a year, Lizzie is looking forward to making her racing comeback. “I cannot wait to join the team and get...

Max Schachmann wins opening time trial at the Tour of the Basque Country

The 59th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country commenced today with an almost 12 km-long individual time trial around Zumarraga. It also marked the first time that Itzulia has featured a race against the clock as an opening stage. The first part of the parcours was not particularly demanding. However, 3 kilometres before the finish, the riders...

A look back at Maertens’ and De Vlaeminck’s rivalry at the 1976 Tour of Flanders (VIDEO)

The 1960s and '70s saw some of fiercest rivalries ever in cycling with the likes of Belgian stars Rik van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Walter Godefroot and Eric Leman amongst those involved. Another pair of bitter adversaries were Freddy Maertens and Roger De Vlaeminck and their rivalry came to a head at the 1976 Tour of Flanders. The 60th edition of...

Guillaume Martin takes first win of the season for Wanty Gobert on Mt Etna

The Giro di Sicilia (2.1) finished today on Mount Etna and the stage was won by Frenchman Guillaume Martin (Wanty Gobert Cycling Team). The 119-kilometre stage started in Giardini Naxos with Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling) going into the stage with a 59-second advantage over Martin's Wanty - Gobert team-mate Odd Christian Eiking with 13 other riders, including Martin, just...

Edvald Boasson Hagen to lead Team Dimension Data at the Tour of Flanders

Edvald Boasson Hagen will lead Team Dimension Data at the 103rd edition of the Tour of Flanders and will be supported by a strong and experienced team. The team also includes Michael Valgren who won both the Amstel Gold Race and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2018, Julien Vermote, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Jay Thomson, Bernie Eisel and Lars Bak. The...

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Sam Bennett wins opening stage of the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) won the opening stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey today, which marks his eighth stage win in total...

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