Mike Teunissen wins opening stage of the Tour de France

Mike Teunissen (Jumbo Visma) took over from his sprinter team mate Dylan Groenewegen to win stage 1 in Brussels ahead of Peter Sagan and Caleb Ewan as he took his responsibilities after the crash of the favourite. He puts an end to a 30 year drought for The Netherlands in the yellow jersey. 176 riders took the start of stage...

Nicolas Roche included on Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour de France

Team Sunweb have announced the riders that will be competing at the 2019 edition of Le Tour de France, bringing a well-balanced squad, aiming for stage success at La Grand Boucle. The race offers various opportunities for the team throughout the three weeks of racing; both in the sprints and from the breakaway. Team Sunweb’s Tour de France coach Aike...

Mitchelton-SCOTT name team to support Adam Yates at the Tour de France

Mitchelton-SCOTT has named its eight-man squad for the upcoming Tour de France, calling on a mix of climbing specialists and ‘big’ men to support leader Adam Yates at the second Grand Tour of the season. The 26-year-old finished just shy of the podium to take fourth and the white jersey in 2016 but his reappearance in 2018 didn’t go as...

Top track riders set to line up for Dublin Track Cycling International

On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July, some of the leading lights of European and world track cycling will descend on Sundrive Velodrome (Eamonn Ceannt Park) for the Dublin Track Cycling International. A full programme of men’s and women’s events will take place over the course of the prestigious two-day UCI event run by Cycling Ireland. For the men’s...

Annemiek van Vleuten wins fourth Dutch Time Trial Championships

World time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten has powered her way to her fourth national time trial in dominant fashion in Ede, Netherlands. The 36-year-old was fastest at the first time check and never looked back as she increased her lead over the 31.8-kilometre to course to take the win by 1’35”. Armed with a special livery on her new SCOTT...

Cycling Ireland National Road Championships Preview

Final preparations are being made for the Cycling Ireland Irish National Road Championships in Derry supported by Derry City and Strabane and District Council this week and the three-day event begins on Thursday. TIME TRIAL On Thursday the best time triallists in Ireland will do battle on an out and back course designed by race organisers Foyle Cycling Club before...

Mathieu van der Poel to ride the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Mathieu van der Poel will ride the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time in September. The 24-year-old Dutchman will lead his Corendon-Circus team at the British race (7 – 14 September) as the final part of his key preparations for success at the UCI World Road Race Championships in the UK later the same month. Van der...

Geraint Thomas given all-clear following Tour de Suisse crash

2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has escaped relatively unscathed following today’s crash at the Tour de Suisse. Thomas was taken straight to hospital having suffered abrasions on his shoulder and a cut above his right eye in the wake of the crash, but the 33 year old has not sustained any further injuries. Speaking to TeamINEOS.com, the reigning...

Elia Viviani wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) bounced back after finishing a frustrating second in Murten yesterday and captured his maiden win at the Tour de Suisse, which he is racing for the first time since 2012. “This victory is a real confidence booster, especially for the next couple of weeks! It’s always important to win a World Tour race and...

Eddie Dunbar confirms entry for Irish National Road Championships

Team Ineos star Eddie Dunbar is the latest rider to sign up for this year’s Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in Derry. The 22-year-old Corkman completed his maiden Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia, recently and is in France this week riding the La Route d’Occitaine after which he will return to Ireland next week for Ireland’s biggest road cycling...

19 year-old Remco Evenepoel wins the Baloise Belgium Tour

19-year-old neo-pro Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has won the Baloise Belgium Tour, and in doing so became the youngest ever rider to triumph at the race created in 1908 One of the oldest stage races in the world, which came to life one year before the Giro d’Italia was born, has now landed in Remco Evenepoel’s palmares, after...

Chris Froome thanks fans for ‘overwhelming support’

Chris Froome has thanked fans and the wider cycling family for their overwhelming support in the wake of the crash he suffered on Wednesday lunchtime. Speaking from the University Hospital of St Etienne, where he continues his post-surgery recovery, the four-time Tour de France champion expressed his thanks to the thousands of well-wishers who have sent him messages. “Firstly, I just...