Julian Alaphilippe to return to racing after injury at the Grand Prix Cerami

Sidelined in the past three months with a knee injury that kept him out of the Ardennes Classics and the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe will make his return to racing at Grand Prix Cerami, a one-day race named after Pino Cerami, the 1960 Paris-Roubaix victor and also the oldest winner of a Tour de France stage. The event, taking...

Michael Matthews takes second Tour de France stage win

The riders at the Tour de France returned to action today after the second rest day and Michael Matthews made it three wins for Team Sunweb at this year's race after sealing the victory today in Romans-sur-Isère. On a challenging day, the race split in crosswinds with green jersey wearer Marcel Kittel getting caught out behind, providing Matthews with the...

Michael Matthews in altercation with John Degenkolb at Tour de France (VIDEO)

Australian sprinter Michael Matthews described John Degenkolb as acting unsportsmanlike after Matthews won his second stage of the 2017 Tour de France today. Matthews (Team Sunweb) narrowly beat Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) at the finish in Romans-sur-Isère for his second stage win. After they crossed the line, video footage shows Degenkolb raising his arm towards Matthews. "I was...

Strong Irish team set to compete at the European Junior and U23 Track Championships

A strong Irish track team will be competing across sprint and endurance events over the next five days at the UEC Junior and U23 Track European Championships in Portugal. The event takes place in the Sangalhos Velodrome in Anadia, Portugal from the 18th July to the 23rd July, and features the cream of Irish track cycling across the Junior...

Tour de France peloton splits in crosswinds as Dan Martin slips to 7th on GC

Dan Martin's hopes of a podium finish at the Tour de France were dealt a significant blow on today's sixteenth stage of the race from Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isère as he lost time to the other GC contenders after being left isolated in the front group. The Irish rider was caught on the wrong side of a split in the...

Marcel Kittel ready to fight for the green jersey

After Marcel Kittel (Quick Step Floors) won his fifth stage of this year's Tour de France in Pau, it may have seemed that the competition for the green jersey was all but over. Following on from that eleventh stage, Kittel had a lead of 133 points over his nearest competitor, Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb). However since then, Matthews has won...

Haimar Zubeldia announces that he will retire after Clásica San Sebastián

Haimar Zubeldia has announced that Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián on July 29th which passes close to where he lives will be the final race of his 20-year career. Zubeldia first turned pro with Euskaltel-Euskadi at the age of 20 where he remained for 11 years before joining Astana in 2009. In 2010, he signed with RadioShack and continued through...

Team Sunweb extend contract with Laurens ten Dam

Team Sunweb have announced the extension of Laurens ten Dam's contract for one additional year, until the end of 2018. Experienced Grand Tour veteran Ten Dam joined Team Sunweb at the beginning of 2016 and has has been part of numerous successful campaigns including the team's recent Giro d'Italia victory and the current Tour de France, where two stage wins...

“I just seized the opportunity” – Dan Martin moves up on Tour de France GC

Dan Martin continued to show his fighting spirit on the 189.5km-long fifteenth stage of the Tour de France in the Massif Central, where the Quick-Step Floors rider raced on instinct and attacked on the roads to Le Puy-en-Velay, gapping all the other favourites, reducing the deficit and gaining a place in the overall standings just ahead of the second...

Bauke Mollema solos to biggest win of his career on Stage 15 of the Tour de France

Bauke Mollema attacked his breakaway group and soloed the final 27 kilometres to take home the biggest win of his career in stage 15 of the Tour de France Sunday. "This is for sure my biggest win. I just can't believe it! This is what I have worked so hard for the last few years. The Tour de France has...

“I hope to get another chance to fight for a stage win” – Edvald Boasson Hagen

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) claimed another podium place on the uphill finish to Rodez on stage 14 of Tour de France as he sprinted to third place. Given the profile of yesterday’s stage, a strong breakaway seemed to have a chance of keeping the peloton at bay. However, not many riders wanted to take on the...

Michael Matthews takes stage win as Chris Froome regains yellow jersey

Michael Matthews beat the Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) on today's fourteenth stage of the Tour de France in Rodez with the Australian giving Team Sunweb a second straight victory after Warren Barguil won in Foix. The steep finish also saw splits in the lead group with Chris Froome (Team Sky) moving back into the yellow...