Mondello Series rounds cancelled due to local lockdown measures

Following the government announcement of ‘local lockdown measures’ in counties, Kildare, Laois and Offaly today which come into effect from the 8th of August, Usher Irish Road Club have confirmed the cancellation of rounds five and six of the Mondello Series which were scheduled to take place on August 11th and August 18th. This coincides with the closures of sporting...

Fabio Jakobsen brought out of induced coma

Two days after being seriously injured in a high-speed crash that took place on the finishing straight of stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne stage 1 in Katowice, Fabio Jakobsen was awakened from a coma on Friday afternoon by the doctors of the Sosnowiec hospital, his Deceuninck - Quick-Step team have confirmed. Fabio, who underwent a five-hour maxillofacial surgery...

Sam Bennett to lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at Milano-Torino

Victorious on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos after an attack inside the final kilometre, Sam Bennett will lead Deceuninck – Quick-Step at Milano-Torino on Wednesday (5 August). The Irish champion will be supported by regular lead-out men Shane Archbold and Michael Mørkøv, Tim Declercq, Ian Garrison, Mikkel Honoré, and Yves Lampaert. The oldest race in the world has an...

Wout Van Aert takes emphatic victory at Strade Bianche

Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo Visma) today won the fourteenth edition of the Strade Bianche, arriving alone at the Piazza del Campo in Siena to finally take the victory having finished in 3rd place the past two years. A leading group of six riders Simon Pellaud and Nicola Bagioli (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), Corné Van Kessel (Circus-Wanty Gobert), Iuri Filosi (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Quentin...

Annemiek Van Vleuten continues winning streak with Strade Bianche victory

World champion Annemiek van Vleuten made it five wins from five starts in 2020, as she defended her Strade Bianche title in stunning style in Siena. The 37-year-old looked to be out of the running before bridging across to a group of chasers with 16 kilometres remaining and then hunting down a lone leader to take another memorable victory...

Sam Bennett catches his rivals off-guard to win stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos

A bold explosive attack launched seconds after he avoided a late crash in a tight hairpin, catapulted Sam Bennett to his third victory for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos; a win that came with a bonus for the 29-year-old in gaining the green jersey. The stage finale was chaotic, a crash derailing the...

Remco Evenepoel dominates stage 3 at the Vuelta a Burgos

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) took his first victory of the second part of the season in truly commanding fashion, atop the Picon Blanco, a 7.8km climb with a 9.3% average gradient that awaited the riders at the end of a complicated Vuelta a Burgos day. It was the 20-year-old’s sixth success since the start of the campaign and...

“It was a fantastic camp and we did some great work here” – Sam Bennett

The Deceuninck – Quick-Step team have recently completed a training camp in Val di Fassa in the Dolomites to prepare for the restart of the season. The mountainous terrain obviously provided ideal training ground for the climbers, but the team also focused on specific training for their sprinters, including Sam Bennett and Fabio Jakobsen. In addition to the regular, longer...

Annemiek van Vleuten continues winning run at Clasica Navarra

Annemiek van Vleuten, who won Emakumeen Nafarroako on Thursday demolished the field once again yesterday, claiming victory at Clasica Navarra to make it three-from-three solo race wins this season. The world champion was able to follow a strong and important move by Elisa Longo-Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) after 65 kilometres of racing on the Muro de Tirapu and the duo quickly...

Thomas De Gendt extends contract with Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal have announced that Thomas De Gendt has extended his contract with the team until the end of 2022. “It was so obvious for me. It never entered my mind to change teams. Why should I?”, Thomas De Gendt said. “I know this house already for six years. Honestly, I have never been interested in another team. Lotto Soudal...

Jasper Stuyven extends contract with Trek Segafredo

Jasper Stuyven has signed a two-year extension to his contract and will stay with Trek-Segafredo until the end of 2022. The Classics specialist has been with the team since the launch of Trek Factory Racing in 2014 and is the longest-serving active rider of the team. Now in his seventh year with Trek-Segafredo, Stuyven started the season with a big...

Ronan Mc Laughlin looks back on his epic Everesting record ride

As Ronan Mc Laughlin allows his aching limbs to recover from his Irish record-breaking assault on Mamore Gap last Sunday, the Donegal native has been reflecting on a ride which delivered far more than he had expected. The Derry-based 33-year-old is used to tough days in the saddle from his years of continental road racing with the An...