Sam Bennett sprints to victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Turkey

Sam Bennett (BORA – hansgrohe) has taken the win on stage 2 of the Tour of Turkey today in Antalya, and has now taken over the race lead from Maximiliano Richeze (Quick Step Floors) following his second placed finish on yesterday's opening stage. The second stage covered 155 flat kilometres from Alanya to Antalya, and a group...

Toms Skujins wins Tre Valli Varesine

Toms Skujins (Trek Segafredo) won the Italian classic Tre Valli Varesine, outsprinting a select group of seven riders at the finish to take one of the biggest wins of his career. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) led out the sprint, but Skujins played it perfectly, waiting until the final 150 metres to kick into high gear. He had enough to come...

Sam Bennett finishes second on Tour of Turkey opening stage

Sam Bennett has started the Tour of Turkey strongly with a second place on the opening stage. Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) had also been expected to contest the stage, but crashed with four kilometres left and suffered a broken collarbone. The opening stage of the race started and finished in the city of Konya with the riders covering 148.4...

Fabio Felline extends contract with Trek-Segafredo

Fabio Felline and Trek-Segafredo have agreed on a one-year contract extension through to the end of 2019. The 28-year-old Italian struggled this season and blood tests earlier in the year showed that he was suffering from the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. Felline is very happy that in despite of this issue, the team confirmed their confidence in him by offering...

Quick Step Floors team announce new title sponsor

Quick Step Floors have announced that Deceuninck, a designer and manufacturer of window profiles headquartered in Hooglede-Gits Belgium, will be the title sponsor of the team managed by Patrick Lefevere, which from 2019 will be called Deceuninck – Quick-Step, after a multi-year deal has been signed by the two parties. Francis Van Eeckhout, CEO of Deceuninck said: "We are delighted...

Bauke Mollema wins the GP Beghelli

Bauke Mollema's attack with just over two kilometres to go proved to be the winning move as held off the rest of a leading select group to take a solo win at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday. "It was super hard, but I was always in the front together with Toms Skujins and Michael Gogl in the final,...

Søren Kragh Andersen solos to victory at Paris-Tours

Team Sunweb's Søren Kragh Andersen displayed his dominance at Paris-Tours today, forcing a selection with 30 kilometres to go and later going solo to take the race win. When the Dane attacked, only Niki Terpstra (Quick Step Floors) was able to respond. The pair worked well together before being joined by Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R). With eleven kilometres remaining, Kragh Andersen accelerated...

Irish international Conn McDunphy signs for CC Nogent-sur-Oise

Irish rider Conn McDunphy has signed up for the 2019 season with CC Nogent-sur-Oise according to DirectVelo. The 21 year-old rode for Holdsworth Pro Racing in 2018 and took a number of victories on the Irish domestic scene this year including the Lucan GP, the Leinster TT Championships, the Noel Hammond Memorial and a stage of the Tour of Ulster....

Mitch Docker extends contract with EF Education First

Mitch Docker has renewed his contract with EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale following his maiden season with the team. The 31 year-old Australian, who finished both the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España this year explained his reasons for staying with the team. “The first reason to stay? The guys. I have loved racing and hanging out with...

Egan Bernal signs new five year deal with Team Sky

Egan Bernal has signed a new five year deal with Team Sky, extending his current contract until the end of the 2023 season. 21 year-old Bernal has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the cycling ladder in his first year with Team Sky, emerging as one of the brightest young talents in the sport. After winning the Colombia Oro y Paz...

Gino Mäder signs for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have announced that Swiss rider Gino Mäder will join the team next season. The 21-year old was part of the impressive Swiss national team at the recent World Championships where he finished 4th in the under-23 road race. That result was his most recent in what’s been an excellent year on the road. He had...

Two-time winner Philippe Gilbert included on Quick-Step Floors line-up for Paris-Tours

One of the last major classics of the season, this year's Paris-Tours will be the 112th edition, one whose route has undergone some significant changes from what the riders were used to in the past, with the addition of 12.5 kilometres of vineyard tracks and seven new climbs, all jammed in the final 60 kilometres, thus giving a whole...