Julian Alaphilippe to return to racing at Brabantse Pijl

Following the crash that forced him to abandon Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has undergone further medical examination and scans that have revealed that he has not suffered any fractures. While the injuries sustained by the crash will still cause him some discomfort, he is expected to make a recovery ahead of the Ardennes Classic,...

Dan Martin finishes second on final stage of Itzulia Basque County to finish second on GC

Dan Martin put in a great performance on the last stage of the Itzulia Basque Country with the Irishman taking second place on the 118-kilometre stage and climbing up to second place in the overall standings. In addition, his UAE Team Emirates team mate Tadej Pogacar ended his day fifth and took sixth place in the general classification in...

Dan Martin moves up to 4th overall at the Tour of the Basque Country

The 5th stage of the Itzulia Basque Country, uphill to Arrate, reshuffled the top of the general classification, with Dan Martin moving up to 4th place overall and his UAE Team Emirates team mate Tadej Pogačar moving into the top 10. The demanding stage with six climbs, including the final one towards Arrate, was won by Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe),...

Matt McKerrow Appointed New CEO of Cycling Ireland

The Board of Cycling Ireland have announced the appointment of Matt McKerrow as the new CEO of Cycling Ireland, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in Ireland. McKerrow's most recent role was in High Performance innovation and Partnership Management to numerous sports with Sport New Zealand. He now returns to Ireland where he previously held the position...

Emanuel Buchmann solos to win on queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country

Emanuel Buchmann (BORA – hansgrohe) dominated the queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country having finished over a minute clear of his nearest rivals. The German rider now leads the general classification. The queen stage of the Tour of the Basque Country consisted of 150 km from Arrigorriaga to the iconic pilgrimage church of Arrate, which...

Tiesj Benoot aiming for podium finish at Paris-Roubaix

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal) will be at the start of Paris-Roubaix for the third time in his career and is hoping to animate the finale. It will be his first time to line up at the race since 2016 when he finished 114th having finished in 100th place the previous year. The 25 year-old Belgian is clearly in good form...

Shane Archbold returns to BORA – hansgrohe

Shane Archbold will return to BORA – hansgrohe, having previously raced for the German team from 2015 to 2017. The New Zealander has spent the first number of months of the season racing in the colours of Irish UCI Continental team EvoPro Racing. The team announced today that Archbold was returning to the squad in order to bolster the lead-out...

Max Schachmann wins third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country

Max Schachmann (BORA – hansgrohe) won the third stage of the Tour of the Basque Country and has extended his lead in the general classification. The riders faced a relatively demanding parcours of almost 192 kilometres in length. After the riders departed Sarriguren, they traversed a 9-kilometre long second category climb up to Goñi, with an average gradient of 4.7...

Lotta Lepistö wins opening stage of the Healthy Ageing Tour

Lotta Lepistö (Trek-Segafredo) sprinted to the win of stage one at the Healthy Ageing Tour, benefiting from a leadout from teammate Ellen van Dijk and successfully avoiding a crash in the last corner that disrupted the ending. Lepistö: “Ellen helped me in the last kilometre to stay near the front and big thanks to her. I had to close a...

Fabio Jakobsen takes second consecutive victory at Scheldeprijs

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) took his second victory of the season today as he won Scheldeprijs, two months after collecting his first victory of the season, at the Volta ao Algarve. The 22-year-old fast man capitalised on his teammates’ superb work and quality lead-out in the final kilometre of the race and delivered a fine sprint inside 200...

Lizzie Deignan to return to racing at Amstel Gold Race

Trek-Segafredo have announced that Lizzie Deignan will return to racing at the Amstel Gold Race which takes place on April 21st. Following on from the birth of her daughter Orla in September 2018 and being out of competition for over a year, Lizzie is looking forward to making her racing comeback. “I cannot wait to join the team and get...

Max Schachmann wins opening time trial at the Tour of the Basque Country

The 59th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country commenced today with an almost 12 km-long individual time trial around Zumarraga. It also marked the first time that Itzulia has featured a race against the clock as an opening stage. The first part of the parcours was not particularly demanding. However, 3 kilometres before the finish, the riders...