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Elia Viviani wins the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Italian Champion Elia Viviani has taken the 70th pro victory of his career after bettering his runner-up spot from twelve months ago and winning the fifth edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The main difficulty of the 163.3km-long race was the Challambra climb (900 metres at 10%), where several teams upped the pace on the final two...

Lotto Soudal to support Caleb Ewan at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (1.UWT) takes place on Sunday and Lotto Soudal will race in support of their Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan. The 24 year-old has already taken a number of victories this season having won two stages at the Bay Cycling Classic and the Down Under Classic. The riders will tackle a number of climbs...

Madison Genesis unveil their 2019 team kit

Madison Genesis have unveiled their 2019 team kit and announced PEARL iZUMi as official team clothing supplier. PEARL iZUMi, who have previously supplied clothing to teams including Garmin-Slipstream and BMC have produced a redesigned kit with what's described as a "chilli red-to-black fade, trademark houndstooth pattern and flashes of turquoise." Madison Genesis Team Manager Roger Hammond, said: “We are really...

Petr Vakoc to return to racing after sixteen months at the Vuelta a San Juan

Petr Vakoc (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will return to racing at the Vuelta a San Juan (January 27 – February 3) and it will be his first appearance in the bunch since finishing in the top 10 at Binche-Chimay-Binche, in October 2017. The 26-year-old former Czech Champion and Brabantse Pijl winner hasn’t raced since after being injured by a truck...

“To win six times on Willunga is a great feeling” – Richie Porte

It’s a home country race that’s difficult to win for Richie Porte, but it didn’t stop him from taking victory in the final stage atop Willunga Hill for a record sixth straight year. It also launched him from 16th place to second overall – perhaps the best finish the Tasmanian could attain with time bonuses once again making the...

Daryl Impey wins back-to-back titles at the Tour Down Under

South African Daryl Impey has created history today, becoming the first male to win back-to-back Tour Down Under titles with a third-place finish on the final stage. After winning on countback in 2018, Impey finished behind Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and Wout Poels (Team Sky) up Willunga today to claim a more convincing 13-second victory in 2019. The 34-year-old’s performance wraps...

Luke Mudgway of Evo Pro Racing Wins Gravel and Tar Classic

Luke Mudgway (EvoPro Racing) set a hot pace from the gun to win the team’s season opener, Gravel and Tar Classic (UCI 1.2) in his hometown Palmerston North, New Zealand. His team-mate Cyrus Monk grabbed third position at the line behind New Zealand's Ryan Christensen, executing a late race attack to break apart final group heading into the last...

Jasper Philipsen wins fifth stage of the Tour Down Under after Caleb Ewan is relegated

Jasper Philipsen has taken the first victory of the 2019 season for UAE Team Emirates and the first WorldTour victory of his career. The 20-year-old new professional only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours which came in Strathalbyn after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth...

Defending champion Daryl Impey wins stage four of the Tour Down Under

Defending champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has taken an emotional victory on stage four of the Tour Down Under, recovering over the famous Corkscrew climb to sprint to victory ahead of race leader Patrick Bevin (CCC Team). Despite his overall victory last year, it’s the first stage win at the Tour Down Under for Impey, who has previously podiumed on six...

Peter Sagan takes first win of 2019 at the Tour Down Under

Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) has taken his first win of 2019 by winning stage 3 of the Tour Down Under from Lobethal to Uraidla. The riders faced two laps of an opening 17.1km circuit, followed by a ride to a 13.9km loop ridden seven times to end the day to make 146.2km in total made today’s stage much more undulating than...

Elia Viviani wins opening stage of the Tour Down Under

Four months after concluding the most successful season of his career with a perfectly-timed sprint in Madrid, Elia Viviani picked up where he had left off, scoring another victory – his 68th since turning pro – after producing a fantastic late burst which saw him blitz the Tour Down Under field in the last 150 metres of an opening...

Amanda Spratt completes hat trick at the Santos Tour Down Under

World championship silver medallist Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has won her third consecutive Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. Spratt claimed the leader’s jersey with a stage two victory and successfully defended it through the final two days of racing, including the final stage criterium won by Chloe Hosking (Ale Cippollini). The victory continues Mitchelton-SCOTT’s unbeaten run at the event, whilst the...

Caleb Ewan wins the Down Under Classic (VIDEO)

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took the victory in the Down Under Classic, a one-hour criterium held in the streets of Adelaide which traditionally precedes the Tour Down Under. In a finale marred by various crashes, Roger Kluge managed to keep Ewan at the front and delivered an impressive lead-out. At 200 metres from the line, Ewan launched a powerful...

Grace Brown wins stage three of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under

Australian time trial champion Grace Brown has continued her dream start to her debut season with Mitchelton-SCOTT, claiming an emphatic victory on stage three at the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. The 26-year-old launched her sprint early, but was too good for the bunch as she motored away to victory. Teammates Gracie Elvin and Amanda Spratt finished fourth and fifth...

Cycling Ireland Events Calendar Launched

Cycling Ireland has launched the 2019 Events Calendar. Riders planning to ride one or more than over 700 officially sanctioned events across four broad divisions can access the details on the Cycling Ireland website. The Calendar has been split into four areas: Road Events, Leisure Events, BMX, Off Road and Track Events, and Club League. Riders can filter...

Amanda Spratt wins on Mengler Hill to take overall lead at Tour Down Under

Reigning champion Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) has put in a dominating display on Mengler Hill to convincingly claim the stage win and move into the overall lead after stage two of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. After another perfectly executed team performance, Spratt finished 39 seconds ahead of teammate Lucy Kennedy with Krista Doebel-Hickoc (Rally UHC Cycling) another six seconds...

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Sean Yates announced as the ambassador for Ribble’s e-road bike

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