Lizzie Deignan wins the Grand Prix de Plouay

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo Women) has won the Grand Prix de Plouay (1.UWT) for the third time in her career after beating compatriot Lizzy Banks (Equipe Paule Ka) in a two-up sprint. A combination of a rolling course, constant drizzle and a fast pace created a high rate of attrition in this year’s Grand Prix Plouay, as many riders fell...

Sam Bennett and Julian Alaphilippe to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the Tour de France

Julian Alaphilippe and Sam Bennett are set to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at the Tour de France which starts on Saturday. Two months later than scheduled, the Tour de France is set to start from Nice which will host the Grand Depart for the second time in history, after 1981. This 107th edition is widely regarded as one of...

Adam Yates signs for the INEOS Grenadiers

INEOS Grenadiers have announced the signing of Adam Yates on a two-year deal. The 28 year-old Briton has spent seven years in the pro ranks, having signed for Orica GreenEDGE back in 2014. Amongst the highlights of his career to-date include wins at the Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (2015), UAE Tour (2020), Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (2014) and...

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas left out of INEOS Tour de France team

INEOS Grenadiers have today outlined their plans for the rest of the season and confirmed the leaders for each of the Grand Tours. Their Tour de France team will be led by 2019 winner Egan Bernal, with previous winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas omitted from the eight-man line-up. Instead, Froome will target the Vuelta a Espana and Thomas...

Sam Bennett takes his fourth win of the season at the Tour de Wallonie

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) sprinted to his fourth win of the year in Visé, Belgium on Tuesday afternoon on the third stage of the Tour de Wallonie. It was a win he dedicated to his teammates Remco Evenepoel, Fabio Jakobsen and Yves Lampaert, who were all injured in the past two weeks. The penultimate stage of the race saw...

Dan Martin withdraws from Critérium du Dauphiné following fracture diagnosis

Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) has confirmed that he has been forced to withdraw from the Critérium du Dauphiné following a diagnosis of a sacral fracture. The Irish rider came down in a crash on yesterday's second stage of the race from Vienne to Col de Porte with just over 20 kilometres remaining. Despite the serious injury suffered and requiring...

Fabio Jakobsen’s condition improves and will transfer to hospital in the Netherlands

The Deceuninck - Quick-Step team have provided an update on Fabio Jakobsen following his high-speed crash at last week's opening stage of the Tour de Pologne in Katowice. In a statement released from the team today, they said that his condition has improved further and he is now able to travel back to his homeland of the Netherlands. The team...

Romain Bardet signs for Team Sunweb

Romain Bardet has signed a two-year contract with Team Sunweb, the team announced today. The 29 year-old French rider has spent his career to-date with AG2R La Mondiale having made his pro debut in 2012. He has made the podium at the Tour de France twice, finishing in 2nd place in 2016 and 3rd in 2017. In addition, he...

Remco Evenepoel moves into Tour de Pologne lead after long-range attack

Remco Evenepoel put on another masterful display on Saturday afternoon as he launched a long-range attack on the queen stage of the Tour de Pologne and blew the race apart, before crossing the finish line while holding up the race number of Fabio Jakobsen, who sustained several serious injuries on the opening day of the event. A course that gave...

Sean Quinn joins Deceuninck – Quick-Step as a stagiaire

Sean Quinn is set to compete as a stagiaire for Deceuninck – Quick-Step for the remainder of the season, with his debut coming in just a couple of days, at the Gran Piemonte. Hailing from Los Angeles, 20-year-old Quinn has enjoyed a strong spell in the Junior ranks, which saw him earn a string of top 10 placings in...

Cycling Ireland TT and Road National Championship Scheduled for October

Cycling Ireland have confirmed that the 2020 Time Trial and Road Championships will be held in Knockaderry, County Limerick and promoted by Newcastle West Wheelers, on the 1st, 2nd and 4th of October. Ciarán McKenna, President Cycling Ireland said: “We are very fortunate to have seen the return of events this year, this is very much down to the...

EF Pro Cycling riders look forward to Milano-Sanremo

This year, Milano Sanremo will look a little different. For one, the race, which is such a rite of spring in Italy that it is also named La Primavera, will be held under the hot summer sun, as it had to be postponed due to the recent lockdowns in Italy. Several towns along the coast were not prepared to...