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...

Cycling Ireland announce support of 20×20 Movement

Cycling Ireland have officially pledged support to 20x20 by signing a 20x20 Charter with the Federation of Irish Sport. The 20x20 movement is about creating a cultural shift in the public perception of girls and women in sport and seeks to change the subliminal bias in the Irish psyche that exists around girls and boys, or women and men, when...

Matteo Trentin wins Stage Two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Former European champion Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) moved into the race lead of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain after sprinting to a dramatic victory in Kelso, Scottish Borders, on Sunday. Trentin pipped Jasper de Buyst (Lotto Soudal), Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo – Visma Cycling) and Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)to the line after a reduced peloton caught brave solo attacker...

Claire Steels takes overall victory at Rás na mBan as Silje Mathisen wins final stage

Great Britain’s Claire Steels has taken overall victory in Rás na mBan following the final stage in Kilkenny this afternoon. The Brother UK Fusion RT rider was safely in the main group in 20th place one place behind her nearest rival Josie Knight (Team GB) whose audacious final kilometre attack was not enough to distance Steels who retained her...

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

Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen returned to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in style on Saturday, winning the opening stage of the 2019 race between Glasgow and Kirkcudbright in Scotland. Groenewegen, a two-time stage winner in the event, beat Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and former European champion Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-SCOTT) to the line in the Dumfries & Galloway market town...

Norway’s Amalie Lutro wins stage five of Rás na mBan

Norway’s Amalie Lutro (Team Region Sør) sprinted up the Parade in Kilkenny to take victory on stage five of Rás na mBan this evening. Lutro edged Elynor Backstedt (Storey Racing) and Team Ireland’s Lara Gillespie in the final dash to the line at the front of a group of 37 riders at the end of the hour long city...

Sam Bennett takes second stage win at the Vuelta a España

Sam Bennett (BORA - hansgrohe) celebrated his thirteenth win of the season in Oviedo today as he won stage 14 of the Vuelta a España which marked his second stage win of the race. The last few stages were for the climbers and GC contenders but not today’s stage. Stage 14 took the riders from San Vicente de la Barquera...