Mathieu van der Poel wraps up OVO Energy Tour of Britain GC with final stage win

Mathieu van der Poel reiterated his billing as one of the hottest talents in professional cycling on Saturday as he was crowned the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain champion in Manchester. The 24-year-old Dutchman sealed his victory in style, sprinting to win the eighth and final stage of this year’s race after a frantic day of racing around all...

Mathieu van der Poel takes stage win and retains lead at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Mathieu van der Poel moved closer to being crowned the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain champion on Friday as he beat nearest challenger Matteo Trentin to win stage seven atop Burton Dassett, Warwickshire. The Dutch rider got the better of Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) in a thrilling sprint up the short but steep climb to extend his overall advantage to 12...

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal win gold at the UCI Paracycling World Champs

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won a third World Title in the time trial at the UCI Paracycling World Championships. The pair retained their rainbow jerseys in emphatic style as they averaged 45.612km/h for the 31.2km course, giving them a winning margin of 55 seconds over New Zealand. As well as their time trial wins, Dunlevy and McCrystal...

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka shortlisted for Beyond Sport Global Awards 2019

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Global Awards 2019 in the Best Corporate Campaign or Initiative in Sport for Good category, for their work with Qhubeka Charity. Together with their partners, supporters, riders and staff they have funded over 27,000 bikes to Qhubeka. The funds raised by the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign are channelled into Qhubeka’s...

Sergio Higuita takes his first WorldTour win at the Vuelta a España

Sergio Higuita (EF Education First) took his first WorldTour win at the Vuelta a España today after making the early escape on the 177-kilometre 18th stage which featured four category one climbs. Higuita had gone clear on Puerto de Cotos, the second of the four climbs, with a group of six riders. Wout Poels (Ineos) was...

Mathieu van der Poel regains OVO Energy Tour of Britain lead

Mathieu van der Poel retook the lead in the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain after placing sixth in Thursday’s Pershore individual time trial, a stage that saw Italian rider Edoardo Affini claim the biggest victory of his fledgling professional career to date. Corendon – Circus rider van der Poel – who won in Kendal on Tuesday – placed sixth...

Philippe Gilbert wins stage 17 of the Vuelta a España

Philippe Gilbert won stage 17 of the Vuelta a España in style following on from a great performance by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step team. On paper, it should have been a relatively quiet day, over a slightly undulating terrain, from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara, where the race returned for just the sixth time in history. But as soon as...

Dylan Groenewegen takes his third stage win at the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Dylan Groenewegen made it three wins in five days at the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain as he sprinted to win the race’s first-ever Wirral stage in Birkenhead Park on Wednesday. The Team Jumbo – Visma rider added the stage five victory to Saturday’s success in Kirkcudbright and his triumph on Newcastle’s Grey Street on Monday in dominant style. Great...

Primož Roglič extends contract with Team Jumbo Visma

Primož Roglič, who is currently leading the Vuelta a España, will continue to ride for Team Jumbo-Visma for the next four seasons, the team have announced. His one-year rolling contract has been extended until the end of 2023. “I like the way this team works. I am enjoying being part of it," Roglic said. "It's all about collaboration. Together...

Mathieu van der Poel wins stage four to take OVO Energy Tour of Britain lead

Mathieu van der Poel moved into the OVO Energy Tour of Britain lead on Wednesday after winning stage four from Gateshead atop Kendal’s Beast Banks climb. The 24-year-old Dutchman attacked from a reduced peloton 200m up the gruelling Cumbrian finishing climb, crossing the line three seconds ahead of his nearest challengers Jasper de Buyst (Lotto Soudal) and Simon Clarke (EF...

Dylan Groenewegen wins stage three of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen made light work of an uphill finish to sprint to his second stage victory on this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain in three days in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Monday. The Team Jumbo – Visma Cycling rider crossed the line comfortably ahead of pre-stage favourite Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon – Circus),Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and team-mate...

Study reveals the economic impact of major UCI cycling events

In 2018, the UCI World Championships and the rounds of the UCI World Cups in cycling’s various disciplines attracted some 10,000 athletes from 98 countries and were held in 24 countries on five continents and The cities and regions hosting these events reap some very significant rewards, among them a boost to both the local economy and...