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Astana win opening team time trial stage at the Vuelta a España

Miguel Angel Lopez will wear the first red leader's jersey at the Vuelta a España after his Astana team won the opening team time trial in Torrevieja. The team covered the 13.4km in 14’51” to beat Deceuninck - Quick Step by 2” and Team Sunweb by 5”. The young Colombian climber will enjoy a Grand Tour leader’s jersey for...

Irish time trial champion Ryan Mullen extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo have confirmed that Ryan Mullen has re-signed with the team for two more years. The 25-year-old Irishman secured his fourth time trial national title this year, and over the past two years has proven to be a valuable asset to the team in the spring Classics and support rider for the team’s leaders. Ryan Mullen: “I was...

Remco Evenepoel extends contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Remco Evenepoel has extended his contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step for an additional three years until end of 2023. “I am happy and proud that I have extended my stay with Deceuninck – Quick-Step and I will continue to build my future together with this amazing group," said Evenepoel. "The team have believed in me from the very beginning and...

Richard Carapaz ruled out of the Vuelta due to injuries sustained in crash

The Movistar Team confirmed on Thursday that Richard Carapaz will not take the start of the 74th Vuelta a España, which begins in Alicante on Saturday, despite being part of the lineup originally announced. The Ecuadorian rider is suffering from a significant contusion in his right shoulder, as well as several bruises, after a crash sustained in the Profronde van...

John Degenkolb signs for Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal have announced the signing of John Degenkolb. The 30-year-old German leaves Trek-Segafredo after three years and has signed an agreement with the Belgian team until the end of 2021. Degenkolb turned pro in 2011 and evolved into an excellent Classics rider. In 2015, he triumphed in both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix. In early 2016, he had to...

Dylan Groenewegen to return to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Four-time Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will return to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September for his third appearance in the UK’s biggest professional cycle race. The 26-year-old Dutchman has ridden in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain twice before winning stages on both occasions, in Builth Wells in2016 and Cheltenham in 2017, as well as...

Ireland’s Archie Ryan signs for new Jumbo Visma Development team

Team Jumbo-Visma have announced the signing of thirteen riders for a new development team and amongst the foreign contingent in the line-up is Irish rider Archie Ryan. The group of riders who are all under the age of 20 have raced in a number of disciplines including cyclocross, track and mountain biking. Archie Ryan, Finn Fisher-Black from New Zealand and...

Irish rider Ben Healy wins fifth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir

Irish rider Ben Healy took the biggest win of his career today when he won the fifth stage of the Tour de l'Avenir (2.Ncup). The 18 year-old representing the Centre Mondial du Cyclisme team was a member of the day's break on the 158.9-kilometre stage from Espalion to Saint-Julien-Chapteuil which included four categorised climbs. He went clear with Morten...

Philippe Gilbert returns to Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal have announced that Philippe Gilbert will ride for the team from next season. The 37-year-old Belgian, currently riding for Deceuninck - Quick Step, has signed a three-year agreement. Gilbert returns to the team in which he celebrated his first big successes, including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Tour of Lombardy, the Amstel Gold Race and the Tour de France opening...

Tom Dumoulin to leave Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin is set to leave Team Sunweb at the end of the 2019 season, the team announced today. The Dutchman has spent eight years with the team. Dumoulin joined the team as it was then Team Argos-Shimano back in 2012, and 2014 was his breakthrough year as a time trial specialist, with four wins that included his first national...

Trek-Segafredo announces Vuelta a España line-up

Trek-Segafredo have announced their line-up for the Vuelta a España. Headlining the team will be 10-time Vuelta stage winner John Degenkolb who will seek to add to his impressive tally. Alongside him will be fast-man Edward Theuns, climbers Gianluca Brambilla, Peter Stetina, Niklas Eg, and all-rounders Alex Kirsch, Kiel Reijnen, Jacopo Mosca. Sport director Yaroslav Popovych commented on the selection:...

Multiple Grand Tour winner Felice Gimondi dies aged 76

Multiple Grand Tour and classics winner Felice Gimondi passed away on Friday. The 76-year-old was swimming off the coast of Sicily where he was on holidays, when he suffered a heart attack. The man from Sedrina, near Bergamo, enjoyed a remarkable career, winning all three Grand Tours in addition to numerous big one-day races. When he won the Vuelta...

Shane Archbold sprints to his first professional win at the Czech Tour

Shane Archbold today sprinted to his first professional win on the second stage of the Czech Tour beating Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and his BORA - hansgrohe team-mate Erik Baška into second and third places respectively. The second stage of the Czech Tour took the riders from Olomouc to Frydek-Mistek over 187 demanding kilometres. The course featured four climbs...

Dan Martin signs for Israel Cycling Academy

Dan Martin has signed a two-year contract with Israel Cycling Academy, the UCI Pro Continental team announced today. The 32 year-old Irish rider has spent the past two seasons with UAE Team Emirates having raced previously with Quick Step and Garmin. The team have previously stated their determination to race in the Tour De France as early as 2020....

Nicolas Roche included in Team Sunweb line-up for the Vuelta a España

Team Sunweb have announced the riders that will be racing at this year’s Vuelta a España with Nicolas Roche included in the line-up. The team are set to focus on a good GC result and stage success. Team Sunweb coach Luke Roberts discussed the race: “The race starts with a 13.4 kilometre team time trial in Torrevieja and we will...

Andrey Zeits signs for Mitchelton-SCOTT

18-time Grand Tour finisher Andrey Zeits will join Mitchelton-SCOTT for the next two seasons, the team has announced. Zeits joins the team from Astana Pro Team, to date his only professional team, having ridden in support of the likes of Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Mikel Landa. From 2020, the 32-year-old will join the Australian outfit where he will...

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