Edvald Boasson Hagen to lead Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at the Tour des Fjords

Following on from his two stage wins and overall victory at the Tour of Norway last week, Edvald Boasson Hagen will lead Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at the UCI 2.1 Tour des Fjords this week. The Norwegian event gets underway today and will reach its conclusion on Sunday, 28 May after five road stages. Clearly on good form, Boasson...

Tom Dumoulin doesn’t blame rivals for attacking after toilet stop

Giro d'Italia leader Tom Dumoulin has expressed his disappointment with how events unfolded during stage 16 of the race, but is not blaming the tactics of the teams of his rivals. Dumoulin suffered from stomach problems during the stage and he had to stop suddenly at the side of the road before the final climb of the Umbrailpass to go...

“Seán and Damien rode an absolute blinder” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart's Rás Diary - Stage 3 Newport - Bundoran I took my first professional win today, but it hasn't fully sunk in yet. I still can't believe it. Back when I crashed at the U23 Liege, I thought my season was over. I was with Neil Martin, who was our Directeur Sporif that day, crying at the side of the...

Tom Dumoulin holds onto pink after controversial stage of the Giro d’Italia

Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin retained his lead in the overall standings of the Giro d'Italia today after an action-packed queen stage of the race today while Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) took the stage win. With just over 30 kilometres remaining, Dumoulin was forced to stop for a natural break at the side of the road. The Dutchman was suffering from stomach...

Matthew Teggart sprints to victory on stage 3 of An Post Rás

Ireland’s Matthew Teggart of the An Post Chain Reaction team put in a magnificent ride to take a hard fought victory on stage three of An Post Rás today in to Bundoran, Donegal. The Banbridge born rider won a bunch sprint to the line narrowly ahead of Ian Bibby (Britain JLT Condor) and Stephane Poulhies (France Armee de Terre) who...

Philippe Gilbert to return to action at the Belgium Tour

A winner of the Belgium Tour back in 2011, Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) will return to the race six weeks after sprinting to victory in Amstel Gold Race, which he won for the fourth time in his career, a resounding performance that put the 34-year-old just one victory shy off Jan Raas’ record. The Belgian Champion won’t be the only...

“He lost it, but I had to tell him it was an accident” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary – Stage 2 Longford to Newport Today was tough. Everybody had thought that today would be a pan-flat easy stage, but it was anything but. I thought yesterday would be a harder day after the long day of travel and that I would have ridden into the race today, but it was harder today. We had...

Astana produce special bidon in memory of Michele Scarponi

Astana Proteam have announced that they will distribute a specially-designed bidon tomorrow in memory of Michele Scarponi who died a month ago. The bidon has a painting of Frankie, the parrot who used to accompany Michele on training rides, and also featured in a number of videos posted by the Italian cyclist. The 2011 Giro d'Italia winner died on 22 April,...

Jan-Willem Van Schip solos to victory on stage 2 of An Post Rás

Jan-Willem Van Schip (Delta Cycling Rotterdam) soloed to victory on stage two of An Post Rás in Newport, Co. Mayo today, seven seconds ahead of the chasing bunch. Christopher Latham (Britain Team Wiggins) was next across the line with Yannis Yssaad (France Armee de Terre) taking third place ahead of Matteo Cigala (Cork Aqua Blue Sport) in fourth. The 142-kilometre...

“We’d to decide who would man up and tell Kurt we missed our flight” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart is lining up in his second An Post Rás this year, and the Irish rider will be providing an insight to the race in a diary which we will be publishing every day. The 21 year-old made his debut in the eight-day race last year where he rode for the Irish National Team. He finished in 35th place...

Tom Dumoulin holds onto maglia rosa after Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia

On a fast and hectic 199-kilometre fifteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia from Valdengo to Bergamo, Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin held onto the pink jersey for a sixth consecutive day. As the days second breakaway went clear, Team Sunweb immediately set up shop at the front of the bunch to maintain control of their advantage. When the catch was made,...

“We’d to decide who would man up and tell Kurt we missed our flight” – Matthew Teggart’s Rás Diary

Matthew Teggart is lining up in his second An Post Rás this year, and the Irish rider will be providing an insight to the race in a diary which we will be publishing every day. The 21 year-old made his debut in the eight-day race last year where he rode for the Irish National Team. He finished in 35th place...