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Toms Skujiņš takes Cannondale-Drapac’s first win of the season at Coppi e Bartali

Toms Skujiņš out-foxed a late race selection of eight riders to deliver Cannodale-Drapac’s first victory of the season at Coppi e Bartali on Friday. The win in Sogliano sul Rubicone is Skujiņš’ first professional victory in Europe. The win came with an added bonus: the race leader’s jersey. Skujiņš didn’t start the day as Cannondale-Drapac’s protected rider. That responsibility...

Axeon Hagens Berman set to start first race of new American Road Calendar

The Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team gets its domestic racing calendar underway this Friday with the first event on USA Cycling's new American Road Calendar, the San Dimas Stage Race. Already winners of three races on the road this season, the three-day, three-stage race in San Dimas, California, will be Axeon Hagens Berman's first competition as a team in...

Tom Boonen in the hunt for record sixth win at E3 Harelbeke

Tom Boonen will have the support of a very strong Quick Step Floors line-up at E3 Harelbeke (1.UWT) today as he goes in search of a record sixth win in the race. Starting and finishing in Harelbeke, the 206.1-kilometre-long event will take the peloton over a course very similar to next week’s Ronde van Vlaanderen, the season’s second Monument. This...

Rojas calls out Van Garderen for removing helmet during race (VIDEO)

Movistar rider José Joaquín Rojas has posted a video on Twitter showing Volta a Catalunya race leader Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) removing his helmet during today's fourth stage. In the short clip, Van Garderen can be seen briefly taking off his helmet, before removing a hat underneath. This prompted Rojas to ask: "@tejay_van @UCI_cycling taking off your helmet during...

Dan Martin pipped for stage win at Catalunya by Alejandro Valverde (VIDEO)

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) came close to taking his third ever stage win at the Volta a Catalunya today when he finished second on the first summit finish of this year's race at La Molina. The third stage included three first-category climbs, including the 8.6km-long summit finish of La Molina which averaged 5.6%. It took around 40 kilometres for a...

Movistar express disappointment with relegation at Catalunya TTT

The Movistar team have expressed their disappointment over the UCI’s decision to give all of their riders a one-minute penalty after Jose Joaquin Rojas was seen pushing two other team-mates during the Stage 2 team time-trial on Tuesday. Rojas had originally been penalised for the incident, receiving a three-minute penalty. The race jury then decided to penalise the whole team,...

BMC riders accuse Movistar of cheating at Catalunya TTT (VIDEO)

Movistar won today's team time-trial at the Volta a Catalunya, just edging out BMC Racing at the end of the 41.3-kilometre test at Banyoles. The Spanish outfit beat their nearest rivals by just 2". However, there was some controvery afterwards with a number of BMC riders accusing Movistar of breaking the rules. Tejay van Garderen tweeted afterwards: "Pushing riders in...

Teams announced for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

With just over a month to go until the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers have revealed a record 36 men’s and women’s teams will compete in the race, up from 33 in 2016. For the first time the number of women’s and men’s teams taking part will be the same. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity made the...

Davide Cimolai wins opening stage of Volta a Catalunya (VIDEO)

Davide Cimolai (FDJ) has won the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya (2.UWT) today, a 178.9-kilometre stage that started and finished in Calella. The Italian sprinter narrowly edged out Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) in a bunch finish to take his first win of the season and his first win in FDJ colours. The riders faced six categorised climbs...

Dan Martin to lead Quick Step Floors at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Winner of the 2013 edition of the race, Dan Martin is set to lead Quick Step Floors at the seven-day Volta Ciclista a Catalunya this week (2.UWT). The fourth oldest stage race on the calendar which will have its 97th edition this year, will once again test the overall contenders on two summit finishes, La Molina – where Martin took...

Julian Alaphilippe happy with third on his Milan-San Remo debut

Fresh off a great Paris-Nice, where he scored a stage win and finished fifth overall in addition to conquering the green and white jerseys, Julian Alaphilippe was one of Quick-Step Floors’ protected riders for Milan-San Remo, and stayed safely tucked in as the peloton left Lombardy behind and headed to the coast, where the real race was expected to...

Michal Kwiatkowski edges out Peter Sagan to win Milan-San Remo

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) took his first victory in a monument today when he won a three-up sprint on the Via Roma at the end of Milan-San Remo. The Pole was able to counter a stinging attack by World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the Poggio and descended into San Remo alongside the world champion and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors). The...

John Degenkolb feeling confident ahead of Milan-San Remo

2015 Milan-San Remo winner John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has said that he's feeling in good shape ahead of this year's edition of the Italian classic. The German rider will line up as one of the favourites and his recent top placings in Paris-Nice confirms that he is in good form. Degenkolb finished in second place on Stage 2 from Rochefort-en-Yvelines to...

Archive footage of the 1936 Dublin-Drogheda-Dublin race (VIDEO)

A race on the Irish calendar which is no longer run but traditionally took place on St. Patrick's Day was Dublin-Drogheda-Dublin. It was a handicap race starting in the capital, travelling north to the County Louth town, before returning back to Dublin. For many who took part in the race, they will recall the race starting on the outskirts of...

Warren Barguil ruled out of Milan-San Remo due to ankle injury

Team Sunweb have had to make a late change to their line-up for Saturday's Milan-San Remo after Warren Barguil was ruled out due to an ankle injury sustained at Paris-Nice. Danish rider Søren Kragh Andersen will now start instead. The French rider has been in good form this season having finished in 8th place overall at Paris-Nice and 12th...

McKenna and Teggart in An Post line-up for Tour de Normandie

It will be a busy week for the An Post Sean Kelly Chain Reaction team with two tough races ahead - the Handzame Classic (1.1) this Friday 17th March and the six day Tour de Normandie (2.2) starting on Monday 20th March. Dublin rider Sean McKenna will line out for both tests with fellow Irishman Matthew Teggart joining him...

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