Edvald Boasson Hagen overcomes crash to claim stage and GC win at Tour of Norway

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) had an incredible end to the Tour of Norway today when despite crashing, he sprinted to victory on the final stage and thereby also took the overall win in his home race. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started out Sunday’s last stage knowing that if Boasson Hagen could make the podium...

Bob Jungels takes first Giro stage victory for Luxembourg in 56 years

Bob Jungels sprinted to his maiden World Tour victory Sunday afternoon, when a wild stage unfolded at the Giro d’Italia as soon as the flag was waved. In doing so, the race’s white jersey became the first Luxembourger in 56 years to score a stage victory at the Corsa Rosa The 24-year-old, who enjoyed a five-day stint in the maglia...

Denmark’s Nicolai Nielsen wins opening stage of An Post Rás

Danish rider Nicolai Nielsen (Denmark Riwal Platform) secured a hard fought opening stage victory on this year’s An Post Rás, narrowly leading a breakaway of three riders over the finish line in Longford town. Dennis Bakker (Netherlands Delta Cycling Rotterdam) finished on Nielsen’s shoulder in second place, with An Post Chain Reaction’s Polish sprinter Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz taking third, just ahead...

An Post Rás Stage 1 Photo Gallery

The An Post Rás started today in Dublin Castle and below are a selection of photos as the race makes it way to the finish in Longford. 193 riders started the stage and they will face three An Post Hot Spot Sprints in addition to a Category 3 KOM at Lough Crew on the 146.1-kilometre stage. The riders will cover...

George Bennett takes biggest career victory at the Tour of California

George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) took his first WorldTour victory when he won the overall in the Tour of California. On the last stage to Pasadena, the New Zealander defended the overall leader’s jersey against Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe) and Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac), second and third overall. Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) took the honours in the final stage. “Only when I rode under...

Tom Dumoulin extends lead at Giro d’Italia after victory on stage 14

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) extended his lead in the Giro d'Italia today, winning today's 131-kilometre fourteenth stage from Castellania to the summit finish at Oropa. The Dutch rider beat Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) by three seconds with Mikel Landa (Sky) in third a further six seconds down. His nearest rival Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) finished 14" down and thanks to time...

Pieter Weening takes first win of the season for Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij

Dutch rider Pieter Weening delivered Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij's first win of 2017 when he took the victory on the third stage of the Tour of Norway (2.HC) in Lillehammer yesterday. Thanks to his victory, Weening also takes over the GC lead in the five-day race. "I just attacked at the right moment, and I'm really happy", Weening said afterwards. Coincidentally,...

Trailer released for cycling mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy (VIDEO)

HBO has released a trailer for Tour de Pharmacy, a cycling mockumentary which stars Orlando Bloom, Mike Tyson and Dolph Lundgren amongst others and which focuses on the sport's doping scandals. The press release says: "In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all...

Fernando Gaviria takes incredible fourth stage win at the Giro d’Italia

Fernando Gaviria won the thirteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia today and in doing so, became the first rider since Bernard Hinault at the 1978 Tour de France to notch four stage successes on his Grand Tour debut. In addition, he has become the Colombian rider with the most stage wins at the Giro d’Italia. Victory today looked out of...

Largest field in twelve years set to start An Post Rás on Sunday

The An Post Rás rolls out of Dublin Castle on Sunday, beginning an eight-day, 1200-kilometre battle over some of the toughest roads in Ireland which will feature the largest turnout in over a decade. A total of 195 riders will take part in the world-ranked event, making it the biggest field since 2005. In total there will be 39...

Sam Bennett narrowly edged out for victory on stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia

In the closing metres of today's thirteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia, it looked like Sam Bennett may have finally nabbed the stage win which he has been close to on a number of occasions during this year's race. Unfortunately for the Irish sprinter, a late surge by Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) saw him being edged out for...

Geraint Thomas withdraws from Giro d’Italia to recover from injuries sustained in crash

Geraint Thomas’ Giro d’Italia has come to an end after injuries sustained in a crash during Sunday’s Stage 9 forced him to withdraw from the race. The physical impact of the crash was obvious at the top of Blockhaus, where Thomas had fought back to limit his losses, and in the immediate aftermath he described the damage he had sustained...