Fernando Gaviria delays return to racing after suffering training injury

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) will return to racing later than scheduled after injuring his calf muscle during a training rider. The Colombian – winner of eight races this season – had been scheduled to take part in RideLondon Classic, which would have marked his return to action following a break which he took after completing his maiden Grand Tour, the...

Edvald Boasson Hagen attacks late to win stage 19 of the Tour de France

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) finally grabbed a stage win in the Tour de France after four podium finishes on earlier stages. The Norwegian soloed to victory in Salon-de-Provence after a late attack on stage 19. Today’s stage was the last chance for many riders to take a stage win in the race, and it was no surprise to...

PSNI launch initiative to identify drivers involved in close passes

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) recently launched a new initiative to raise awareness of cycle safety in Belfast. The first part of the two-pronged initiative will see close-pass operations involving police officers in plain clothes on unmarked bicycles equipped with cameras, supported by police motorcyclists to identify drivers who don’t give cyclists enough room when they pass. This will...

Xeno Young wins second silver medal for Ireland at European Track Champs

Xeno Young has won Ireland’s second silver medal at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal tonight, finishing behind Ivan Smirnov (Russia) in the gold medal final of the Men’s Junior Individual Pursuit. Young’s 3.19.063 was the second fastest time in the Individual Pursuit qualifying rounds earlier today, guaranteeing the County Down man a European medal,...

Annemiek van Vleuten wins La Course by Le Tour on the Col d’Izoard (VIDEO)

Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) put in a solo attack to claim La Course by Le Tour at the top of the Col d'Izoard (2,360 m) today. A number of riders tried to go clear early on including French champion Charlotte Bravard who attacked from the start and also Rozanne Silk and Linda Villumsen. However, the Boels Dolmans team controlled...

Warren Barguil takes second stage win as Chris Froome retains yellow jersey

Warren Barguil took his second stage win and the fourth for Team Sunweb at this year's Tour de France today, as he soloed to the stage 18 victory atop the Col d'Izoard. Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the yellow jersey with just three stages remaining. Alexei Lutsenko (Astana) started the summit finish to the Izoard alone but 6.5 kilometres before...

Michael Matthews takes over lead in Tour de France points classification

Double stage winner Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) has taken over the lead in the points classification after yesterday's seventeenth stage of the Tour de France. The Australian had been reducing the gap to previous green jersey wearer Marcel Kittel (Quick Step Floors) over the past number of days, as he had also been focusing on collecting intermediate sprint points in...

Silver for Ireland’s JB Murphy in Men’s Junior Elimination Race at European Track Champs

Ireland’s JB Murphy won silver in the Men’s Junior Elimination Race in the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal yesterday evening. The Kildare man moved to the front of the bunch on the first lap of the knock-out race, where he sat for the remainder of the race. Murphy finished in second place to Italian man...

“I don’t know how to describe my feelings at the moment” – Marcel Kittel

Green jersey wearer Marcel Kittel (Quick Step Floors) withdrew from the Tour de France on yesterday's seventeenth stage after being caught up in a crash which saw him hit the ground 20 kilometres into the stage. Winner of five stages, a remarkable performance which only a few riders have achieved in the entire history of the Tour de France,...

Dan Martin moves up to sixth overall after attacking ride on the Col du Galibier

Dan Martin went on the attack on the Col du Galibier on today's seventeenth stage of the Tour de France and despite being reeled back in and distanced on the descent, moved up one place on GC to sixth. The Irishman surged clear seven kilometres from the top of the Galibier and managed to put pressure on the yellow jersey...

Alejandro Valverde confirms that he will not return to racing this season

Just over two weeks after the crash that took him out of the 2017 Tour de France during the opening time trial in Düsseldorf, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) spoke to the media at a press conference in the Hospital de Molina, near his home in Murcia. The Spaniard crashed on a slippy corner in the time-trial and was later...

Dan Martin linked with a move to UAE Team Emirates

Dan Martin (Quick Step Floors) has been linked with a move to UAE Team Emirates, according to an article in today's La Gazzetta dello Sport. The team managed by Giuseppe Saronni are said to be interested in building a team around Fabio Aru (Astana), Martin and Elia Viviani (Team Sky) with Aru being offered a three-year deal which would...