Max Schachmann holds on to win Paris-Nice

Paris-Nice’s Queen Stage was also the race’s grand finale, with the cancellation of Sunday’s racing meaning that it was all going to come down to the 166.5km of stage 7. Those kilometres were going to be the hardest the riders would face, with four climbs, all of which were first or second category, and the last of these being...

Women’s Tour 2020 postponed due to COVID-19 virus

Following consultation with stakeholders, sponsors and partners, organisers of the Women’s Tour have decided to postpone the upcoming seventh edition of the race (8-13 June) due to the current international uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision has been taken early in light of the worsening global situation, following discussions with event stakeholders and partners, in order...

World Champion Mads Pedersen withdraws from Paris-Nice to return home to Denmark

World Road Race Champion Mads Pedersen will not start the final stage of Paris-Nice from Nice to Valdeblore La Colmiane, his Trek-Segafredo announced today. “As a Team we always said that we would respect the authorities in this emergency," said Pedersen. "My country has asked that all Danish nationals go home as soon as possible, so in agreement with the...

Team Bahrain McLaren withdraws from Paris-Nice

Team Bahrain McLaren has announced that it has withdrawn from Paris-Nice. The team made the announcement prior to today's th stage from In a statement released by the team, they said: "Following consultation with the team’s riders, medical staff and other stakeholders, and in light of the rapidly escalating public health risks associated with the Covid-19 virus, the decision has...

Søren Kragh Andersen wins Paris-Nice Time Trial

Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) won today's testing and rolling time trial at Paris-Nice with the victory moving him into second place overall. The riders faced a 15.1 kilometre long route, starting and finishing in the town of Saint-Amand-Montrond. With a rolling parcours in the opening half of the route which featured several short climbs, followed by a faster...

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...