Lizzie Deignan wins overall OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Great Britain’s Lizzie Deignan became the first rider to win two OVO Energy Women’s Tour titles as she sealed the 2019 crown at Pembrey Country Park,Carmarthenshire, on Saturday. The Trek Segafredo rider, who only returned to racing in late April following maternity leave, finished eighth in a reduced bunch sprint to pip Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) to the overall crown...

Eurosport Coverage Confirmed For 2019 Irish National Road Race Championships

As preparations continue for the 2019 Cycling Ireland Irish National Road Championships in Derry, it has been confirmed that event highlights will feature on Eurosport television. The women’s and men’s national road race championships on 29th and 30th June, respectively, will be filmed by InForm Sport Media for a half hour highlights show scheduled to be broadcast following...

Lizzie Deignan wins fifth stage of OVO Energy Women’s Tour and takes over lead

Lizzie Deignan claimed her first victory since returning from maternity leave in Friday’s fifth OVO Energy Women’s Tour stage in Builth Wells, Powys, to move into the race lead with just one stage remaining. Deignan, the race’s 2016 champion, out-sprinted Thursday’s stage victor Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) and her Trek-Segafredo team-mate Elisa Longo Borghini in the Royal Welsh Showground after...

Kasia Niewiadoma wins Stage Four of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Canyon//SRAM Racing’s Kasia Niewiadoma won the OVO Energy Women’s Tour’s first hill-top finish at Burton Dassett Country Park, Warwickshire, on Wednesday. The Polish rider, who won the 2017 race, outsprinted Team Sunweb’s Liane Lippert after the duo had broken away from the peloton with Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) on the first of three ascents of Burton Dassett. Longo Borghini’s team-mate...

Chris Froome sustains multiple serious injuries after crashing at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Team INEOS confirmed that Chris Froome sustained multiple serious injuries after crashing during a recon of stage four of the Critérium du Dauphiné today. The 34 year-old crashed towards the end of his route recon in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, sustaining injuries including a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs. Froome has subsequently been ruled out of the rest...

Jolien D’hoore wins Oxfordshire stage of OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Boels Dolmans Cycling Team’s Jolien D’hoore continued her strong start to this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour as she sprinted to victory at historic Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, on Wednesday to claim her second win in three days. D’hoore, wearing the Breast Cancer Care points jersey, edged out Lisa Brennauer (WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling) by a narrow margin to add to Monday’s...

Adam Yates takes over lead at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Briton Adam Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT) had a strong ride in today’s individual time trial to move himself into the overall race lead after four-days of racing at Critérium du Dauphiné. Yates started the stage in 10th place overall, 24 seconds down on race leader Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), and after his powerful performance resulting in sixth place on the stage, the 26-year-old...

Marianne Vos takes OVO Energy Women’s Tour lead in Kent

Marianne Vos (CCC Liv) sprinted to victory in the second stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour at the Gravesend Cyclopark in Kent, to take the overall lead of the race following day two. Vos took the win ahead of Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) and Sarah Roy (Mitchelton Scott) at the end of the 25 lap race, run off in...

Sam Bennett takes seventh victory of the season at Critérium du Dauphiné

Sam Bennett (BORA- hansgrohe) sprinted to his seventh victory of the season on the third stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné today. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Davide Ballerini (Astana Pro Team) rounded out the podium. After two demanding stages, today’s 177-kilometre stage from Le Puy-en-Velay to Riom stage was suited to the sprinters as the riders...

Lizzie Deignan looks forward to the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Ahead of the opening stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Monday (10 June) in Suffolk, one of the race’s previous five champions, Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) spoke at a pre-race media event in Ipswich, looking ahead to the six-day race. The race line-up features 16 teams totalling 96 riders on the start list for the sixth edition of...

Edvald Boasson Hagen wins opening stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data) sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, beating Philippe Gilbert (Deceunick-Quickstep) and Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) into the minor placings. The French WorldTour race got underway with a short but challenging 142-kilometre stage between Aurilliac and Jussac. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka started on a positive note,...

Dan Martin to lead UAE Team Emirates at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Dan Martin will lead UAE Team Emirates at the Critérium du Dauphiné which runs from June 9 to 16, looking for another good performance at the Tour de France dress rehearsal. The Irishman finished third overall in 2016 and 2017, and fourth overall last year in addition to winning a stage. Martin, who will be racing for the first...