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Peter Kennaugh to take indefinite break from professional cycling

BORA - hansgrohe and Peter Kennaugh announced today that he will be taking an indefinite break from professional cycling due to ongoing mental health issues. The team said that it supports the British rider in his decision and have agreed that this is the best course of action to ensure he can return to full health in the near...

Davide Formolo wins final stage of the Volta a Catalunya as Miguel Ángel López wins overall.

Davide Formolo (BORA - hansgrohe) soloed to an epic win on the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya today as Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) hung on to win the race overall. The race travelled to Barcelona for the final stage of the race with the riders facing a 143-kilometre course to the traditional Montjuic circuit....

Michael Matthews takes his second stage win at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) nabbed his second stage victory of the week at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT), taking the win in the bunch gallop to the line. The sixth and penultimate stage would see the riders travel 169 kilometres from Valls to Vila-seca. Although there were no mountain passes on offer, the parcours were rolling and very hilly...

Maximilian Schachmann solos to victory on stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya

Maximilian Schachmann (BORA – hansgrohe) soloed to an incredible victory on the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya from Puigcerda to Sant Cugat del Valles, adding to his win earlier this month at GP Industria & Artigianato. After two tough mountain stages, the fifth stage offered only one categorised climb, which was right after the start of...

Dan Martin climbs up the GC at the Volta a Cataluyna

Daniel Martin was right in the mix of the action with the best climbers in the world when the Volta a Cataluyna stage finished at Vallter 2000 today. He stayed with the leaders on the 11.4km climb to the finish to finish in third place on the same time as stage winner Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). With 7.5 kilometres...

Adam Yates wins first summit finish at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Adam Yates (Mitchetlon-SCOTT) has claimed today's stage victory on the first hill top finish in Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, after sprinting to the win from a reduced group of five riders. On the final 11-kilometre climb up to the finish line in Vallter 2000, a natural selection was made followed by a flurry of attacks, which left just five riders...

Michael Matthews wins second stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) took his first win of the season when he won the second stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT) in Sant Feliu de Guixols. The Australian took the win in a bunch gallop to the line, finishing ahead of World Champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott). The second day of racing...

Dan Martin looking forward to the Volta a Catalunya

The UAE Team Emirates will start the Volta a Catalunya (March 25 to 31) with a strong team including former winner Dan Martin and 2015 Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru. Dan Martin already counts one Volta a Catalunya overall win (2013) and two stage wins (2013 and 2016) on his palmarès. He has had a solid start to the...

Team Sky to become Team INEOS

Sky and 21st Century Fox have agreed the sale of Team Sky to INEOS. INEOS will become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from 1 May this year and will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners. The launch of Team INEOS will take...

Adam Yates retains leader’s jersey at Tirreno-Adriatico

Adam Yates will head into the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico with a 25 second lead after finishing safely in the bunch on stage six. It was a case of staying out of trouble on the 195km route from Matelica to Jesei with the day ending in the expected sprint finale as Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick Step) edged out...

Julian Alaphilippe takes second stage win at Tirreno-Adriatico

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) took his second stage win at this year's Tirreno-Adriatico when he surprised the sprinters in Jesi, a small town located not far from the coast of the Adriatic, where the race will conclude on Tuesday. The riders faced a slightly uphill finish which shouldn’t have given any problems to the sprinters and Max Richeze gave...

Sam Bennett pulls out of Paris-Nice to recover ahead of Milan-San Remo

Sam Bennett pulled out of Paris-Nice during today's tough 181.5-kilometre penultimate stage from Nice to the Col de Turini in order to recover for next weekend's Milan-San Remo. According to his BORA-hansgrohe team, the Irish sprinter "felt tired after an intense week of racing, and with his focus towards Milano – Sanremo, recovery will be key for him." Bennett wasn't the...

Dani Martinez wins the queen stage of Paris-Nice

22-year-old Dani Martinez (EF Education First) took his third victory of the season on Saturday, and the biggest of his flourishing career. In the final kilometre of the queen stage of Paris-Nice, the Colombian rode compatriot Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) off his wheel to win atop Col du Turini. “I am very excited about this victory,” said Martinez. “It’s a...

Sam Bennett takes second stage win at Paris-Nice

Sam Bennett's excellent start to the season continued today when he won the sixth stage of Paris – Nice in Brignoles. It was the Irishman's fourth win of the season and second win in the Race to the Sub. Today's stage took the peloton from Peynier over 176.5 km to Brignoles and the course featured three categorised climbs, all in...

Michael Woods extends contract with EF Education First

EF Education First Pro Cycling have announced the re-signing of Mike Woods to a multi-year deal. The Canadian enjoyed a break-out season last year, finishing second at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Vuelta a España and taking the bronze medal at the 2018 Road World Championships in Austria. “The direction of the team, the...

OVO Energy offer equal prize fund for the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain

OVO Energy will back an equal prize fund for the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain for the second year running. Having first made this significant pledge on the path towards gender equality in cycling in 2018, Britain’s most prestigious women’s and men’s cycle races will again offer the same prize money structure thanks to the innovative Bristol-based company....

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Julian Alaphilippe to return to racing at Brabantse Pijl

Following the crash that forced him to abandon Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has undergone further medical examination and scans...

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