Stitches required for Sam Bennett following Paris-Nice crash

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) was unable to contest the bunch sprint at the end of yesterday's long third stage of Paris-Nice, after a rider crashed into him on the run-in to the line. He sustained a cut to one of his fingers in the crash and required stiches. Just as he was preparing to launch his sprint on the...

Ivan Cortina sprints to win stage 3 of Paris-Nice

Ivan Cortina (Team Bahrain McLaren) took his first win of the season when he sprinted to victory on today's third stage of Paris-Nice in a crash-marred finish. The 212-kilometre stage starting from Châlette-sur-Loing and finishing in La Châtre was the second longest stage of the race. With just one classified climb in the stage, this was predicted to be one...

Mikel Landa withdraws from Paris-Nice

Mikel Landa (Team Bahrain McLaren) will not compete at this year’s Paris-Nice due to an injury he sustained last month. On the 1st of February, Landa suffered a cracked rib during an incident with a car while training. Officials from the medical team have determined the injury, although minor, will take some time to heal. Mikel, along with the team’s...

Sam Bennett and Julian Alaphilippe to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at Paris-Nice

Former winner of both the points and best young rider jerseys at Paris-Nice, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) will be joined at this year's race by seven teammates: national champions Sam Bennett, a three-time stage winner here, Michael Mørkøv, and Bob Jungels, Zdenek Stybar, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne victor Kasper Asgreen, Tim Declercq and Yves Lampaert, two other riders who have enjoyed...

EvoPro Racing Announces 2020 Team Roster

EvoPro Racing, the Irish professional cycling team, opens the 2020 season this coming weekend at Grote Prijs Jean-Pierre Monseré (1.1 UCI) in Belgium. The team starts its second season with four riders returning from its 2019 roster, including Dutch sprinter Wouter Wippert and Irishman Aaron Kearney. A number of young cyclists join the program for 2020, including the Brazilian...

Team INEOS announce temporary withdrawal from racing

Team INEOS have today taken the decision to withdraw temporarily from all racing until the Volta a Catalunya on March 23. They have notified the UCI that they will not be competing in any races during this period. In a statement released this evening, they said: "We have taken this decision given the unique set of circumstances we are...

Mitchelton-SCOTT withdraw from forthcoming races including Strade Bianche

Mitchelton-SCOTT has announced that they will withdraw its teams from the next period of racing, regardless of the individual Government Regulations in place in relation to the ongoing spread of Covid-19. Amongst the races they will now no longer be taking part in are Strade Bianche, Paris-Nice, Ronde van Drenthe and Milan-San Remo. The news follows on from announcements...

Route details announced for 2020 Rás Tailteann

The much-anticipated return to the Irish Cycling calendar of the Rás Tailteann after a year’s absence in 2019 took another step forward with the announcement of the route of the 2020 Rás Tailteann today. The 67th edition of the race will travel clockwise around Ireland with stage finishes in Horse and Jockey, Castleisland, Lisdoonvarna, Kilbeggan, before starting the final stage...

Mark Downey and Felix English secure Olympic slot for Men’s Madison team

Ireland's Felix English and Mark Downey have done enough to secure Olympic qualification in the Men’s Madison thanks to an 11th place finish at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin. It was a nerve-racking affair as both Hong Kong and Portugal, who Ireland needed to beat, got off to the better start scoring points during the early stages...

Conn McDunphy edged out for win at Route Bretonne (VIDEO)

Conn McDunphy (CC Nogent sur Oise) came close to taking a big win in France today as he finished in second place at the 40th edition of the Route Bretonne-Souvenir Loïc Le Flohic (National Elite), which took place over a 151.8-kilometre parcours between Grand-Champ and Saint-Avé (Morbihan). The Irishman was just edged out for the win by Greek rider Stylianos...

Ireland’s Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley help secure Olympic Qualification slots

Ireland's Lydia Boylan and Lydia Gurley survived a brutal race in the World Championship Women’s Madison to finish 11th. The result has added to Ireland’s points tally throughout the qualification period and provisionally qualifies two slots in the Women’s Madison and one slot in the Women’s Omnium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Boylan and Gurley scored two points from an...

Jasper Stuyven wins Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) got his classics campaign off to a perfect start as he won a two-up sprint over Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step) to claim the win in the first Classic of the season, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. “I told the team that we needed to be in the front all day, and I think the focus from start to finish...