Fabio Jakobsen wins opening stage of the Tour des Fjords

Dutch neo-pro Fabio Jakobsen sprinted to victory in Grimstad, Norway on stage one of the Tour des Fjords today which marked the third victory of the season for the Quick-Step Floors rider having already won Nokere Koerse and Scheldeprijs. The longest stage of this year’s Tour des Fjords kicked off from Lindesnes and took the peloton on a local circuit...

Simon Yates retains maglia rosa as Rohan Dennis wins Giro d’Italia time trial

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) has retained the pink leader’s jersey after the second time trial of the Giro d’Italia from Trento to Rovereto. The Briton finished in 22nd position, one minute 37 seconds behind stage winner Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) and one minute 15 seconds behind closest general classification threat Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb). It was the first Giro d’Italia stage...

Katie Hall wins the Amgen Tour of California

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) claimed the biggest victory of her career at the Amgen Tour of California after finishing the final stage safely in the pack. Hall started the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California 29 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor and UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling alumnus Tayler Wiles (Trek-Drops). It was enough time to ensure...

Edvald Boasson Hagen looking for repeat victory at the Tour des Fjords

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) returns to the Tour des Fjords as defending champion and following on from his podium finish in the general classification at the Tour of Norway on Sunday, the Norwegian will be looking to replicate his previous success at the race. The race has been shortened to three stages that will no doubt...

Matthew Teggart bounces back from injury to take top-10 at Paris-Arras

Matthew Teggart (Team Wiggins) overcame a serious injury sustained on the opening stage of A Travers Les Hauts De France - Trophee Paris-Arras Tour (2.2) to finish in the top ten on General Classification yesterday. In addition, he also won the most combative prize after making it into the break on the final day. The Irishman crashed on the...

Nicolas Roche withdraws from the Giro d’Italia

Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing) has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia on today's fifteenth stage from Tolmezzo to Sappada. The Irishman withdrew at the feedzone at Vodo di Cadore. Prior to today's stage, he had been in 65th place overall, over one hour and twenty minutes behind race leader Simon Yates (Michelton-Scott). His BMC Racing team announced the news in a...

Fernando Gaviria wins final stage of the Tour of California as Egan Bernal wins overall

Fernando Gaviria claimed his third stage victory on the final day of the Tour of California after a nail-biting sprint, which saw the 23-year-old beat Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) and Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) with a perfectly-timed bike throw over the line in downtown Sacramento. Sacramento welcomed the peloton for the tenth time since the race’s inception, with a circuit around...

The Col Collective on Monte Zoncolan (VIDEO)

The riders in the Giro d'Italia tackle the incredibly steep Monte Zoncolan today and below is Mike Cotty from The Col Collective's description of the climb. The direct answer to the Vuelta’s a España’s Alto de l’Angliru, it wasn’t until 2003 that the mighty Monte Zoncolan claimed worldwide notoriety when the Giro d’Italia used it for the first time, although...

Tim Wellens withdraws from the Giro d’Italia

Tim Wellens will not start the fourteenth Giro d’Italia stage today, his Lotto-Soudal team has announced. The Belgian – who won the fourth stage – has been suffering from a sore throat and the first signs of a bronchitis in the past few days, and he had a fever after yesterday’s stage. Tim Wellens: “It’s never fun to abandon a...

“I am happy with my second place” – Sam Bennett after stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) netted another podium place at the Giro d'Italia today when he sprinted to second place on stage 13 at Nervesa della Battaglia. The stage was won by Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) who increased his lead in the points competition. The riders faced a completely flat course over 180km from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia with...

Elia Viviani takes hat-trick of wins at the Giro d’Italia

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) today became the first Italian rider in five years to take three stages at the Giro d’Italia when he won the 13th stage at Nervesa della Battaglia. “This is the nicest and the most emotional victory of the three I got. We rode over some roads I knew from when I started my career and...

Fernando Gaviria takes his second stage win at the Tour of California

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) emerged victorious on the fifth stage of the Amgen Tour of California (2.UWT) from Stockton to Elk Grove. It was the Colombian's second stage win of the race and his sixth success of the season. “I am happy for this nice victory, which couldn’t have been possible without my fantastic team. All the guys did a...