Dion Smith takes over polka dot jersey at the Tour de France

Dion Smith took over the polka dot jersey from Kevin Ledanois (Team Fortuneo - Samsic) on yesterday's second stage of the Tour de France to La Roche-sur-Yon and in doing so, became the first rider to wear a Tour de France leader's jersey for the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team. Smith made it into the day's break alongside Sylvain Chavanel (Direct...

Tsgabu Grmay forced to abandon the Tour de France

Tsgabu Grmay (Trek-Segafredo) was forced to abandon the Tour de France on today's second stage as he was suffering with intense abdominal pain. “I cannot express how disappointed and sad I am to have to leave the Tour de France, my dream race, only after a few days already," Grmay said afterwards. "I came here with the best preparation ever...

Jolien D’Hoore wins stage three of the Giro Rosa.

Jolien D'Hoore (Mitchelton-Scott) took a convincing sprint victory today on a hot, flat third stage at the Giro Rosa. Before the race, the 28-year-old had picked out today's stage as a potential opportunity to take an early stage win and went on to deliver the goods, crossing the line in Corbetta with almost a bike length between herself and the...

Peter Sagan takes over the yellow jersey after winning stage 2 of the Tour de France

After being narrowly beaten to the top spot on yesterday’s opening stage of the Tour de France, Peter Sagan took the victory on today's stage to La Roche-sur-Yon in a reduced bunch sprint and in doing so, became the first BORA-hansgrohe rider to wear the prestigious maillot jaune of race leader. The day started with a group of three -...

Kirsten Wild wins Giro Rosa stage two (VIDEO)

Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling) won the second stage of the Giro d’Italia Femminile, the Giro Rosa in Ovada yesterday. The Dutch rider won in a sprint finish ahead of Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance Pro Cycling) and European Champion Marianne Vos (Waowdeals Pro Cycling) at the end of the 120km stage. The main breakaway of the day consisted of Sheyla Gutierrez...

Onboard footage shows Chris Froome’s crash on opening stage of the Tour de France (VIDEO)

There was a lot of drama on today's opening stage of the Tour de France with numerous riders getting caught up in crashes or suffering mechanicals in the closing ten kilometres of the stage from Noirmoutier-en-l'Île to Fontenay-le-Comte. Amongst the GC contenders to lose time were Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) who finished 51" down and...

Fernando Gaviria wins opening stage of the Tour de France to take first yellow jersey

Fernando Gaviria today produced a perfect sprint on the uphill drag to Fontenay-Le-Comte to win the opening stage of the Tour de France and don the first yellow jersey, after his Quick-Step Floors team helped to chase and reel in the breakaway, and then set up the sprint of the 23-year-old debutant. “It’s incredible, I don’t have enough words to...

John Degenkolb feeling confident ahead of the Tour de France

John Degenkolb starts his sixth Tour de France today and despite taking eleven Grand Tour stages in his career to-date, hasn't actually won a stage of the Tour. Having endured a difficult spring where he suffered with bronchitis and crashed at Paris-Roubaix, the Trek-Segafredo rider who recently finished second at the German Road Race Championships feels that his training...

“My preparations went well and I feel I am ready” – Peter Sagan

UCI World Road Race champion Peter Sagan has confirmed on the eve of the Tour de France that he feels ready for the race and that his preparations have gone well. Sagan was speaking at a team press conference where it was announced that title sponsor hansgrohe had extended their contract with the team until 2020. The Slovakian champion...

Team Sunweb win opening stage team time trial of the Giro Rosa

Team Sunweb have won the opening stage of the Giro Rosa (2.WWT), a 16-kilometre team time trial in Verbania, Italy. Mitchelton - Scott finished in second place with Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team in third. All seven riders crossed the line with a time of 18 minutes and 24 seconds at an average speed of 50.5kph, with the world champions in the...

Stefan Denifl ruled out of the Tour of Austria following a training accident

Defending champion Stefan Denifl has been ruled out of participation in the 2018 Tour of Austria following a training accident in which he sustained a concussion. The 30-year-old now faces a period of rest and recovery in line with the team’s Post-Concussion Return to Cycling Protocol, under the close supervision of his and the team’s doctors. The Aqua Blue Sport...

Sean Kelly’s first Tour de France stage win (VIDEO)

Despite winning the green jersey four times, which was a record at the time, Sean Kelly "only" managed to win five stages of the Tour de France during his career. This was in part due to being marked so closely during the race. His first stage win came in the 1978 race. In just his second season as a professional,...