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Caleb Ewan wins stage 2 of the Tour Down Under

With a perfectly timed jump, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 2 in the Santos Tour Down Under, a stage from Woodside to Stirling. In the traditional uphill sprint in Stirling, Ewan was faster than 2019 champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and Nathan Haas (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits). The victory was the right answer to his disappointing seventh place in stage...

Sam Bennett takes first win for Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the Tour Down Under

Sam Bennett has taken his first ever victory at the Tour Down Under after a hectic and messy sprint in Tanunda, where the race returned after seven years. It also marked his first victory with his new team - Deceuninck – Quick-Step. Bennett was the first of the fast men to launch the sprint, with around 250 metres to go,...

Remco Evenepoel to make his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia

Remco Evenepoel will be handed his Grand Tour debut four months from now at the Giro d’Italia, his Deceuninck – Quick-Step team have announced. Winner of five races in his first season – including the Tour of Belgium, Clasica San Sebastian and the European ITT Championships – the soon to be 20-year-old Evenepoel will be one of the youngest riders...

Cycling Ireland announce details of Road & Track Athlete Development Programme

Cycling Ireland have today announced details of their Road & Track Athlete Development Programme which is focused on developing highly talented road and track cyclists who have the potential to compete at the highest level of the sport, achieving medal success at World and Olympic level. Being piloted in 2020 the programme will prepare athletes for competition at the senior...

Sam Bennett to make Deceuninck – Quick-Step debut at the Tour Down Under

Irish Champion Sam Bennett is set to make his debut for Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the 22nd edition of the Tour Down Under later this month. The 29-year-old will look to be in the spotlight, especially as – on paper, at least – three of the six stages should come down to a bunch sprint. Trusted lead-out man Shane Archbold,...

Jan Bakelants signs for Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans

Circus - Wanty Gobert - Tormans have confirmed the signing of Jan Bakelants, becoming the 26th rider on their 2020 roster. Bakelants has signed a one year contract with the Belgian UCI Pro Team. The 33 year-old Belgian rider brings a wealth of experience to the team having raced at WorldTour level for ten years. Bakelants started his professional...

Conor Dunne announces retirement as a professional cyclist

Conor Dunne has today announced his retirement as a professional cyclist saying that "racing bikes was an adventure I'll never forget" and that he is looking at putting his energy into a new challenge. The 27 year-old raced at UCI Continental level for An Post-Chain Reaction in 2014 and 2015 before signing for JLT Condor for the 2016 season. He...

Sam Bennett set to make Deceuninck – Quick-Step debut Down Under

Sam Bennett is set to make his debut in Deceuninck – Quick-Step colours in Australia next month. The Irishman will line up at Race Torquay, a new addition to the UCI calendar, on January 30, followed by the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Bennett joined his new team on a two-year deal, having raced for Bora-hansgrohe for the past...

Julian Alaphilippe to kick off 2020 season in Argentina

Just like in the past two seasons, Julian Alaphilippe will commence his campaign in South America. The Frenchman will appear at the start of the 38th Vuelta a San Juan, from January 26 to February 2, and subsequently at the third edition of the Tour Colombia, from February 11 to 16. Alaphilippe, who notched up three stage wins for Deceuninck...

Nicholas Dlamini suffers broken arm after incident with park rangers in South Africa

A disturbing video was posted on Twitter today showing SANParks officials man-handling South African rider Nicholas Dlamini to such an extent that his arm was broken. The WorldTour rider was stopped by the officials in the Silvermine section of Table Mountain National Park on Friday, NTT Pro Cycling have confirmed. In the video footage of the incident, one of the...

Simon Yates to start his season at the Santos Tour Down Under

Two-time 2019 Tour de France stage winner Simon Yates will start his 2020 season in Australia, for the first time since joining Mitchelton-SCOTT, before rebuilding for a return to the Giro d’Italia. Yates will complete a full Australian campaign, kick starting in Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under, before heading to Victoria for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road...

Florian Vermeersch and Viktor Verschaeve sign for Lotto Soudal

WorldTour Team Lotto Soudal has reached an agreement with two young Belgian riders, Florian Vermeersch and Viktor Verschaeve. Both U23 riders currently ride for the Lotto Soudal development team. Vermeersch will join the WorldTour team on June 1st 2020, Verschaeve will do the same on January 1st 2021. Both riders signed a contract until the end of 2022. National U23...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step unveil 2020 jersey

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have unveiled their new kit ahead of the 2020 season. The new kit, designed and manufactured by Vermarc, consists of the team’s traditional blue and white colours – with the latter more prominent next season – while also incorporating the Wolfpack logo in an artistic way on the front. One of the squad’s top performers in 2019...

Trek-Segafredo announces 2020 plans for top riders

World Champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) will start his 2020 season at the first WorldTour race of the year, the Tour Down Under, which will be his third appearance at the Australian race. Pedersen will use the early season racing as preparation for the cobbled classics in the rainbow jersey. Pedersen, who will celebrate his 24th birthday next week, is...

Rohan Dennis signs two-year deal with Team INEOS

Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team INEOS, the team announced today. The 29 year old arrives as the reigning World individual time trial champion, having won the title for the second year in a row in Harrogate in September. With 28 race wins to his name already, Dennis is excited about the next chapter of...

Deceuninck – Quick-Step confirm signing of Sam Bennett

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have announced the signing of Irish National Champion Sam Bennett, who joins the Belgian squad on a two-year deal, having raced for Bora-hansgrohe for the past six seasons. He will be joined at the team by his good friend and lead-out man Shane Archbold, who has also penned a two-year deal, thus completing the squad's roster...

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Sam Bennett takes first win for Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the...

Sam Bennett has taken his first ever victory at the Tour Down Under after a hectic and messy sprint in Tanunda, where the race...

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