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Sam Bennett takes his fourth win of the season at the Tour de Wallonie

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) sprinted to his fourth win of the year in Visé, Belgium on Tuesday afternoon on the third stage of the Tour de Wallonie. It was a win he dedicated to his teammates Remco Evenepoel, Fabio Jakobsen and Yves Lampaert, who were all injured in the past two weeks. The penultimate stage of the race saw...

Dan Martin withdraws from Critérium du Dauphiné following fracture diagnosis

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) has confirmed that he has been forced to withdraw from the Critérium du Dauphiné following a diagnosis of a sacral fracture. The Irish rider came down in a crash on yesterday's second stage of the race from Vienne to Col de Porte with just over 20 kilometres remaining. Despite the serious injury suffered and requiring...

Fabio Jakobsen’s condition improves and will transfer to hospital in the Netherlands

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step team have provided an update on Fabio Jakobsen following his high-speed crash at last week's opening stage of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice. In a statement released from the team today, they said that his condition has improved further and he is now able to travel back to his homeland of the Netherlands. The team...

Romain Bardet signs for Team Sunweb

Romain Bardet has signed a two-year contract with Team Sunweb, the team announced today. The 29 year-old French rider has spent his career to-date with AG2R La Mondiale having made his pro debut in 2012. He has made the podium at the Tour de France twice, finishing in 2nd place in 2016 and 3rd in 2017. In addition, he...

Remco Evenepoel moves into Tour de Pologne lead after long-range attack

Remco Evenepoel put on another masterful display on Saturday afternoon as he launched a long-range attack on the queen stage of the Tour de Pologne and blew the race apart, before crossing the finish line while holding up the race number of Fabio Jakobsen, who sustained several serious injuries on the opening day of the event. A course that gave...

Sean Quinn joins Deceuninck – Quick-Step as a stagiaire

Sean Quinn is set to compete as a stagiaire for Deceuninck – Quick-Step for the remainder of the season, with his debut coming in just a couple of days, at the Gran Piemonte. Hailing from Los Angeles, 20-year-old Quinn has enjoyed a strong spell in the Junior ranks, which saw him earn a string of top 10 placings in...

Cycling Ireland TT and Road National Championship Scheduled for October

Cycling Ireland have confirmed that the 2020 Time Trial and Road Championships will be held in Knockaderry, County Limerick and promoted by Newcastle West Wheelers, on the 1st, 2nd and 4th of October. Ciarán McKenna, President Cycling Ireland said: “We are very fortunate to have seen the return of events this year, this is very much down to the...

EF Pro Cycling riders look forward to Milano-Sanremo

This year, Milano Sanremo will look a little different. For one, the race, which is such a rite of spring in Italy that it is also named La Primavera, will be held under the hot summer sun, as it had to be postponed due to the recent lockdowns in Italy. Several towns along the coast were not prepared to...

Mondello Series rounds cancelled due to local lockdown measures

Following the government announcement of ‘local lockdown measures’ in counties, Kildare, Laois and Offaly today which come into effect from the 8th of August, Usher Irish Road Club have confirmed the cancellation of rounds five and six of the Mondello Series which were scheduled to take place on August 11th and August 18th. This coincides with the closures of sporting...

Fabio Jakobsen brought out of induced coma

Two days after being seriously injured in a high-speed crash that took place on the finishing straight of stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne stage 1 in Katowice, Fabio Jakobsen was awakened from a coma on Friday afternoon by the doctors of the Sosnowiec hospital, his Deceuninck - Quick-Step team have confirmed. Fabio, who underwent a five-hour maxillofacial surgery...

Sam Bennett to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at Milano-Torino

Victorious on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos after an attack inside the final kilometre, Sam Bennett will lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at Milano-Torino on Wednesday (5 August). The Irish champion will be supported by regular lead-out men Shane Archbold and Michael Mørkøv, Tim Declercq, Ian Garrison, Mikkel Honoré, and Yves Lampaert. The oldest race in the world has an...

Wout Van Aert takes emphatic victory at Strade Bianche

Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) today won the fourteenth edition of the Strade Bianche, arriving alone at the Piazza del Campo in Siena to finally take the victory having finished in 3rd place the past two years. A leading group of six riders Simon Pellaud and Nicola Bagioli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Corné Van Kessel (Circus-Wanty Gobert), Iuri Filosi (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Quentin...

Annemiek Van Vleuten continues winning streak with Strade Bianche victory

World champion Annemiek van Vleuten made it five wins from five starts in 2020, as she defended her Strade Bianche title in stunning style in Siena. The 37-year-old looked to be out of the running before bridging across to a group of chasers with 16 kilometres remaining and then hunting down a lone leader to take another memorable victory...

Sam Bennett catches his rivals off-guard to win stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos

A bold explosive attack launched seconds after he avoided a late crash in a tight hairpin, catapulted Sam Bennett to his third victory for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos; a win that came with a bonus for the 29-year-old in gaining the green jersey. The stage finale was chaotic, a crash derailing the...

Remco Evenepoel dominates stage 3 at the Vuelta a Burgos

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) took his first victory of the second part of the season in truly commanding fashion, atop the Picon Blanco, a 7.8km climb with a 9.3% average gradient that awaited the riders at the end of a complicated Vuelta a Burgos day. It was the 20-year-old’s sixth success since the start of the campaign and...

“It was a fantastic camp and we did some great work here” – Sam Bennett

The Deceuninck – Quick-Step team have recently completed a training camp in Val di Fassa in the Dolomites to prepare for the restart of the season. The mountainous terrain obviously provided ideal training ground for the climbers, but the team also focused on specific training for their sprinters, including Sam Bennett and Fabio Jakobsen. In addition to the regular, longer...

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Cycling Ireland confirm Men’s team for UCI Road World Championships

Cycling Ireland has confirmed the team of four riders who will represent Ireland at the UCI Road World Championships which takes place in Imola...

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