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Joe Dombrowski extends contract with EF Pro Cycling

Joe Dombrowski has re-signed with EF Pro Cycling for the upcoming season. The American finished fifth overall at the 2018 Colorado Classic and sixth overall at the 2018 Tour of Utah. “It’s not a secret that the last couple of seasons have not been what I wanted results-wise,” said Dombrowski. “I’m focused on doing what I need to do to...

Trek-Segafredo DS Steven de Jongh sustains concussion following crash

Trek-Segafredo have announced that their Directeur Sportif and former professional, Steven de Jongh, sustained a concussion after crashing during a training ride yesterday near Girona in Spain. Earlier in the day, Steven’s wife Renée had posted a message on Twitter to ask for help in the search for her husband who went missing around noon. Strava records showed his ride...

Sam Bennett completes hat trick of wins at the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett completed a hat trick of victories on today's final stage of the 54th Presidential Tour of Turkey (2.UWT) in Istanbul. In addition, he also won the points classification. Eduard Prades (Euskadi - Murias) won the race overall, having overtaken Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) on the last day. A fast start and fight to make it...

Bahrain Merida announce strong line-up to support Vincenzo Nibali at Il Lombardia

The Bahrain Merida team have announced a strong line-up for the last Monument of the season, Il Lombardia. Last year, Vincenzo Nibali soloed to win the Race of the Falling Leaves on the shores of Lake Como and the Italian returns to defend his title. Lining up alongside Nibali will be Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre, Franco Pellizotti, Domenico Pozzovivo, Matej...

Sam Bennett takes consecutive stage wins at the Tour of Turkey.

Sam Bennett (BORA hansgrohe) took back-to-back stage wins at the Tour of Turkey today in Marmaris. The Irishman took the win in a sprint finish ahead of Maximiliano Richeze (Quick Step Floors) and John Degenkolb (Trek Segafredo). Today’s 137-kilometre took the riders from Fethiye to Marmaris, and a break of seven riders formed early on. Muhammed Atalay (Turkey), Ferit Samli...

Luke Rowe extends contract with Team Sky

Luke Rowe will spend the next three seasons with Team Sky after extending his contract through to the end of 2021. Rowe, who turned professional with the team in 2012, returned to top form this season following a serious leg break in late 2017. The comeback was complete when the 28 year-old was selected to ride his fourth straight...

Sam Bennett sprints to victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) has taken the win on stage 2 of the Tour of Turkey today in Antalya, and has now taken over the race lead from Maximiliano Richeze (Quick Step Floors) following his second placed finish on yesterday's opening stage. The second stage covered 155 flat kilometres from Alanya to Antalya, and a group...

Toms Skujins wins Tre Valli Varesine

Toms Skujins (Trek Segafredo) won the Italian classic Tre Valli Varesine, outsprinting a select group of seven riders at the finish to take one of the biggest wins of his career. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) led out the sprint, but Skujins played it perfectly, waiting until the final 150 metres to kick into high gear. He had enough to come...

Sam Bennett finishes second on Tour of Turkey opening stage

Sam Bennett has started the Tour of Turkey strongly with a second place on the opening stage. Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) had also been expected to contest the stage, but crashed with four kilometres left and suffered a broken collarbone. The opening stage of the race started and finished in the city of Konya with the riders covering 148.4...

Fabio Felline extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Fabio Felline and Trek-Segafredo have agreed on a one-year contract extension through to the end of 2019. The 28-year-old Italian struggled this season and blood tests earlier in the year showed that he was suffering from the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. Felline is very happy that in despite of this issue, the team confirmed their confidence in him by offering...

Quick Step Floors team announce new title sponsor

Quick Step Floors have announced that Deceuninck, a designer and manufacturer of window profiles headquartered in Hooglede-Gits Belgium, will be the title sponsor of the team managed by Patrick Lefevere, which from 2019 will be called Deceuninck – Quick-Step, after a multi-year deal has been signed by the two parties. Francis Van Eeckhout, CEO of Deceuninck said: "We are delighted...

Bauke Mollema wins the GP Beghelli

Bauke Mollema's attack with just over two kilometres to go proved to be the winning move as held off the rest of a leading select group to take a solo win at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday. "It was super hard, but I was always in the front together with Toms Skujins and Michael Gogl in the final,...

Søren Kragh Andersen solos to victory at Paris-Tours

Team Sunweb's Søren Kragh Andersen displayed his dominance at Paris-Tours today, forcing a selection with 30 kilometres to go and later going solo to take the race win. When the Dane attacked, only Niki Terpstra (Quick Step Floors) was able to respond. The pair worked well together before being joined by Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R). With eleven kilometres remaining, Kragh Andersen accelerated...

Irish international Conn McDunphy signs for CC Nogent-sur-Oise

Irish rider Conn McDunphy has signed up for the 2019 season with CC Nogent-sur-Oise according to DirectVelo. The 21 year-old rode for Holdsworth Pro Racing in 2018 and took a number of victories on the Irish domestic scene this year including the Lucan GP, the Leinster TT Championships, the Noel Hammond Memorial and a stage of the Tour of Ulster....

Mitch Docker extends contract with EF Education First

Mitch Docker has renewed his contract with EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale following his maiden season with the team. The 31 year-old Australian, who finished both the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España this year explained his reasons for staying with the team. “The first reason to stay? The guys. I have loved racing and hanging out with...

Egan Bernal signs new five year deal with Team Sky

Egan Bernal has signed a new five year deal with Team Sky, extending his current contract until the end of the 2023 season. 21 year-old Bernal has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the cycling ladder in his first year with Team Sky, emerging as one of the brightest young talents in the sport. After winning the Colombia Oro y Paz...

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Deceuninck – Quick-Step unveil 2019 jersey

Deceuninck – Quick-Step have unveiled their new kit for the 2019 season. The new kit, designed and manufactured by leading sportswear brand and long-time partner...

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