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BORA – hansgrohe to hold training camp in preparation for season return

From mid-June, BORA - hansgrohe will prepare for the return of the season with its first training camp in Ötztal, Austria. In order to ensure that the camp remains as safe as possible, a team-specific Corona Protocol has been specially devised, with the riders also being divided into groups. "The basis of these concepts lies in infection prevention through...

Tour of Britain postponed to September 2021

Following detailed consultations with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race, organisers of the Tour of Britain have decided to postpone the forthcoming edition of the Tour of Britain (6-13 September), with all parties in agreement on this course of action. The route planned for September 2020, featuring a first ever visit to Cornwall and an overall...

Cycling Ireland looking for clarification on Irish government roadmap

Following on from the recent publication of the ‘Roadmap for reopening society and business’ published by the Irish government, Cycling Ireland have stated that they are looking for clarification in relation to a number of issues including implementing social distancing guidelines on club training rides, races, and leisure sportives, whilst ensuring safety. The most significant change for cyclists announced recently...

Reactions from Trek-Segafredo riders on the first-ever women’s Paris-Roubaix

The UCI announced its revamped road race calendar yesterday and included in the women’s race schedule was a welcomed and much-awaited race - Paris Roubaix. The race organisers stated that the practical information concerning the distance, start-line and timings is yet to be finalised but will be communicated shortly. Trek-Segafredo riders Lizzie Deignan, Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand offered...

UCI unveils revised 2020 calendars for UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announced the revised 2020 calendars for the UCI WorldTour and UCI Women’s WorldTour, with a view to the resumption of the cycling season, halted due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The new calendars have been approved by the UCI Management Committee and, today, by the stakeholders of men’s professional road cycling through the Professional...

Women’s Tour rearranged to June 2021

SweetSpot Group, organisers of the Women’s Tour cycle race, have confirmed that the seventh edition of the UCI Women’s WorldTour event will now take place in June 2021, following the postponement of the2020 race in mid-March. Commenting on the decision, Hugh Roberts from SweetSpot Group, organisers of the Women’s Tour said; “Following discussions with stakeholders and sponsors, as well as...

“It’s really exciting to have something to target” – Sam Bennett

After weeks of uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic that led to hundreds of races being cancelled or postponed, the UCI – after holding talks with the race organisers – has rolled out a new calendar for the 2020 season, which will restart in the summer and include all of the sport’s main events. A number of the Deceuninck...

UCI reveals plans for revised 2020 UCI International Road Calendar

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) have announced new plans for a revised 2020 UCI International Road Calendar which would see the Tour de France take place from 29 August to 20 September. The 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Aigle-Martigny (Switzerland) retains their scheduled dates, 20-27 September and the Giro d’Italia would take place after the UCI Worlds and...

Dreams of Hell – Behind the scenes of Paris-Roubaix Espoirs (VIDEO)

Rêve d'enfer (Dreams of Hell) - a flim from La Bordure - follows four young riders as they take on Paris-Roubaix Espoirs in 2015. The four riders featured are British rider are Tao Geoghegan-Hart (Axeon Cycling Team), Belgian Nathan Van Hooydonck (BMC Development), and French riders Dylan Kowalski (VC Rouen 76) and Jérémy Defaye (SCO Dijon) and the film focuses...

The Evil Stones of Arenberg – The 1988 Paris-Roubaix (VIDEO)

By Graham Healy In the 1980s, the US TV channel CBS would show highlights of Paris-Roubaix and the video below is from their coverage of the 1988 race. Paris-Roubaix that year was unusual in that the early break that invariably goes clear managed to stay away until the end. The 12-man break which went away in the first hour of...

2020 Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour Cancelled

The 2020 Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour which had been scheduled to take place from the 14th to 19th of July in County Clare has been cancelled due to the current global pandemic with Covid-19. "This type of decision is never an easy one to take but considering the nature of what is taking place globally and how the fight against...

Behind the scenes of the 2017 Tour of Flanders (VIDEO)

Flanders Classics have been posting a series of films this week going behind the scenes of various editions of the Tour of Flanders and the latest video is from the 2017 race. Philippe Gilbert won the 101st edition after he attacked with more than 50 kilometres to go, on the long and iconic Oude Kwaremont, leaving behind the group which...

“I never thought I would make my Monument debut this way” – Remco Evenepoel

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April with 13 pro riders taking prt and amongst the riders contesting the race will be Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck- Quick-Step). The 20 year-old had a remarkable debut professional season last year winning Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián and the Baloise Belgium Tour overall amongst other races....

2020 Rás Tailteann postponed due to Covid-19

Following the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, Sport Ireland and the Government of Ireland, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating...

Nicolas Roche to race in lockdown edition of the Tour of Flanders

The first virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place this Sunday 5 April and amongst the riders set to take part is Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb). With the cancellation of the real race due to the Covid-19 crisis and in line with the guidelines issued by the Belgian government to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, Flanders Classics...

“It’s not about cycling anymore” – Zdeněk Štybar

One year ago, Zdeněk Štybar became the first non-Belgian rider in more than three decades to win both Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and E3 Harelbeke in the same year. Entering his tenth year in the colours of Deceuninck – Quick-Step, Štybar was poised to be again a key protagonist in the one-day races he loves so much, especially...

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