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Vincenzo Nibali wins at Val Thorens as Egan Bernal retains yellow jersey

Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 overall winner, made up for a disappointing Tour de France as he claimed a prestigious solo victory at Val Thorens at the end of a 59-km stage. This is his sixth stage win after the four he got five years and at La Toussuire in 2015. Egan Bernal rode home safely to retain the yellow...

Matteo Trentin solos to stage 17 victory at the Tour de France

European champion Matteo Trentin soloed to his first Tour de France victory in five years and the Mitchelton-SCOTT team's fourth of the race on stage 17 into Gap. The Italian made it into the break of the day before attacking over the final climb and soloing to an impressive win by over 30 seconds. 160 riders took the start of...

Caleb Ewan takes second stage victory at the Tour de France

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) took his second stage victory at the Tour de France today as he outsprinted Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) despite suffering in the heat of southern France. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) retained the yellow jersey. 163 riders took the start of stage 16. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) was a non-starter due to back pain....

James Knox extends contract with Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Now in his second year in the World Tour, young and promising climber James Knox has agreed a contract extension that will see him ride for Deceuninck – Quick-Step for a further two years. After a steady transition in 2018, where he took sixth place overall at the Tour de Wallonie, Knox has continued his adaptation to riding with a...

Cycling Ireland Teams Announced For Kreiz Breizh Elites

Cycling Ireland National Road Series leaders James Curry and Grace Young are among 12 riders selected to represent Ireland at the Kreiz Breizh Elites road race in France next month. Five days of racing begin on August 1 in Brittany with Team Ireland set to take on three Pro Continental teams - Arkea-Samsic, Vital Concept-B&B Hotels, Wallonie Bruxelles CT -...

Diego Ulissi claims victory in the Tokyo 2020 Test Event

Wearing his national colours, Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) claimed victory in the Tokyo 2020 Test Event (UCI 1.2). Second at the end of the 180.2 km course from Musashino no Mori Park to Fuji International Speedway) went to his compatriot Davide Formolo, 17″ behind, with Frenchman Peter Nans in third (+1’52”). It was the fourth victory of the season...

“It’s probably the hardest stage I have ever done at the Tour de France” – Dan Martin

It was another incredibly tough day at the Tour de France today, as UAE Team Emirates’ Dan Martin went on the attack on what he described as one of the toughest Tour stages he has ever faced. The peloton knew it was all to play for on the 185-kilometre fifteenth stage from Limoux to Foix, but with four categorised...

Peter Sagan signs autobiography for fan whilst climbing the Tourmalet (VIDEO)

Even though he was riding up one of the toughest climbs of this year's Tour de France, Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) still found time to sign an autograph for a fan on yesterday's fourteenth stage In footage posted on Twitter, a fan can be seen running alongside the green jersey wearer on the summit finish of the Tourmalet and hands Sagan...

Simon Yates takes second stage victory at the Tour de France

2018 Vuelta España champion Simon Yates outlasted the breakaway riders to take a solo victory at the Tour de France today on another hard summit finish in the Pyrenees. Yates attacked at the base of the final climb and held off the general classification contenders to claim his second victory of the race. The win comes just three-days after his...

Irish team to take on WorldTour opposition at the Tokyo 2020 Test Event

A five-man Irish team will line up at the Tokyo 2020 Test Event which takes place tomorrow (Sunday). The race, which is a test of the course to be used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, features a mix of national teams and Asian UCI Continental teams. The Irish team is made up of Mark Downey (EvoPro Racing), Matthew Teggart (EvoPro...

Thibaut Pinot wins on the Tourmalet as Julian Alaphilippe extends lead

Thibaut Pinot claimed his third stage win in the Tour de France after Porrentruy in 2012 and L’Alpe d’Huez in 2015 as he stormed to victory at the top of Col du Tourmalet while Julian Alaphilippe, second on the line with a deficit of six seconds, retained the yellow jersey and extended his lead over Steven Kruijswijk and Geraint...

Julian Alaphilippe powers to Tour de France time trial victory

Julian Alaphilippe celebrated the 100 years of the yellow jersey in the best possible way by retaining the lead at the end of a time trial he dominated in Pau. First at all intermediate check points, he increased his advantage over defending champion Geraint Thomas by fourteen seconds. “It’s incredible, I can’t tell you how happy I am! I knew...

Simon Yates sprints to his first Tour de France victory on stage 12

Vuelta a España champion Simon Yates sprinted to his debut Tour de France victory on stage 12 to give Mitchelton-SCOTT their second win of the race. The British rider made it into the break of the day before attacking over the top of the final climb in a leading trio and taking the win in a three-up sprint in Bagnères-de-Bigorre....

Wout Van Aert claims his first Tour de France stage victory

Wout Van Aert claimed his first Tour de France stage victory in Albi, the fourth for Jumbo-Visma and the third for Belgian riders, at the end of an eventful stage 10 to Albi. A lot of damage was done by Team Ineos as they managed to split the bunch into pieces in the crosswinds and gained a lot of...

Daryl Impey takes debut Tour de France stage victory

South African champion Daryl Impey stormed to his debut Tour de France victory in style on stage nine into Brioude. On Bastille Day, the 34-year-old made it into the decisive break of the day and proved to be the strongest in the 15-man move, eventually taking the victory in a two-up sprint. 172 riders took the start of stage...

Tejay van Garderen abandons Tour de France with broken hand

Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First Pro Cycling) has been forced to withdraw from the Tour de France after breaking his hand in a crash on stage seven. The incident occurred just outside the start town of Belfort, seven kilometres into the longest stage of the Tour. Van Garderen hit a traffic island causing him to fall heavily...

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