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  • Matthews to make long-awaited Tour of Flanders debut in 2019
    Posted on 13th December 2018 at 2:08 am

    Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) will finally make his Tour of Flanders debut in 2019, setting the Belgian Monument as the focal point of a spring campaign that will feature an almost-complete set of cobbled Classics. Matthews finished second at the under-23 Tour of Flanders in 2010 but, curiously, has yet to tackle the pro race. Despite an appearance at Gent-Wevelgem as a neo-pro in 2011, his […]

  • Peter Sagan and Bora-Hansgrohe train in Spain - Gallery
    Posted on 13th December 2018 at 12:55 am

    Bora-Hansgrohe are back in Mallorca for their training camp, spinning around the Spanish island with three-time world champion Peter Sagan back in the Slovakian champion's jersey that brother Juraj had kept warm for him over the past two years. The German-registered team, which collected 33 victories in 2018, including Peter Sagan's Classics wins at Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix, […]

  • Contador: Sky pulling out isn't a surprise
    Posted on 13th December 2018 at 12:04 am

    Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador said it was "no surprise" to him when he learned that Sky would end its sponsorship of Team Sky after the 2019 season, given the length of time the British team has been in cycling and the scale of its achievements. Viewed as one of the best stage racers of his generation before he retired in 2017, and now a regular TV commentator on racing for […]

  • Bahrain-Merida present team in Croatia - Gallery
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Bahrain-Merida revealed their entire 2019 team Wednesday during an official presentation at the historic Arsenal building in the city of Hvar, Croatia. Management announced the new joint venture partner McLaren, and riders wearing black suit jackets lined up in front of a theatre filled with fans and team stakeholders. Team captain Vincenzo Nibali, who led many rides during this […]

  • UCI to closely follow Team Sky sponsorship search
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 7:50 pm

    The UCI has told Cyclingnews it will closely follow the evolution of Team Sky after team owners and sponsors Sky and 21st Century Fox announced they would stop backing the team after the 2019 season. Sky had been expected to fund Team Sky at least until 2021, but changes in ownership of the broadcaster have apparently led to a change of strategy. Sky was bought by Comcast in September for close […]

  • Brailsford: I'm sure we've got a future beyond Sky
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said that he aims to do everything in is power to make sure his team continues, following the announcement that long-time title sponsor Sky would end its financial backing of the team in 2019. In an interview with ITV Wednesday, Brailsford said he sees no negativity surrounding Sky's sponsorship withdraw, and instead views it as an opportunity for change. […]

  • Freeman skips witness appearance at Varnish employment tribunal
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Dr. Richard Freeman, who was due to be a witness for Jess Varnish in her employment tribunal this week, will not appear upon advice from his legal team. Varnish has argued that British Cycling and UK Sport wrongfully dismissed her in 2016 before the Rio Olympic Games, arguing that she was effectively an employee and should have been awarded the rights as such. Freeman was expected to help […]

  • Nibali to ride Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2019
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Vincenzo Nibali has announced that he will ride both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2019. Speaking at the Bahrain-Merida team presentation in Hvar, Croatia, on Wednesday afternoon, Nibali outlined his plans, noting a third Giro d’Italia victory would be his principal objective of the coming season. “I’ll try to reach the Giro in top condition. From then, […]

  • Chris Froome: We are not finished by any means
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Chris Froome has reacted to news that Sky will end its backing of Team Sky after the 2019 season, suggesting the team is "not finished by any means." "I can't predict the future but I can say this with absolute certainty, this is a really special team," Froome said in a message on Twitter. "We plan to be together in 2020 if at all possible and we will all be doing everything we can to help make […]

  • 2020 Vuelta a Espana to begin in the Netherlands with team time trial
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The 2020 Vuelta a España Salida Oficial will begin in the city of Utrecht and province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, the race director Javier Guillén has confirmed. Ahead of the race start, the teams' presentation, as well as an opening stage team time trial, will be held in the city of Utrecht, with the second stage beginning in 's-Hertogenbosch before also finishing in […]

  • Team Sky created 'brilliant sponsor template' but may struggle to find replacement
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 1:15 pm

    A leading expert from the world of sporting and corporate sponsorship has told Cyclingnews that Team Sky have created a brilliant sponsorship template but that uncertainly over the current markets, and the negative fallout from doping stories, could all be factors in the team's ability to find a new headline sponsor. "One good thing that they've done is that they've created a template to […]

  • Acquadro confident Brailsford can save Team Sky
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 11:48 am

    One of cycling's leading agents has expressed his full confidence in Team Sky and Dave Brailsford to find a new sponsor for 2020 after Sky announced on Wednesday that they would be ending their long-standing commitment with the team at the end of the 2019 season. The news confirms an end to a relationship that goes back to 2010 and has seen the team court controversy but also win the Tour de […]

  • Team Sky set 2019 Tour de France as deadline to find new sponsors
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 11:35 am

    Team Sky have said they will make a decision on the survival of the team before the 2019 Tour de France, giving team manager Dave Brailsford and his staff just six months to find a new backer for the British WorldTour team. In an open letter to fans, the team confirmed that 2019 would be the set-up’s last season as Team Sky. It appears that Team Sky riders and staff were told the news at […]

  • Sky to end sponsorship after 2019
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 7:36 am

    Sky will end its sponsorship of Team Sky at the end of the 2019 season, the team confirmed on Wednesday, forcing manager Dave Brailsford to search for a new backer if the team is to continue. The announcement also confirmed that 21st Century Fox would also end its partnership with the team at the end of 2019, marking the end of a 10-year era. Sky has sponsored the team since its inception […]

  • Cycling Australia announce UniSA squad for Tour Down Under
    Posted on 12th December 2018 at 6:38 am

    Cycling Australia have announced six of the seven riders who will represent Team UniSA-Australia at the 2019 Tour Down Under in January. Jason Lea, Dylan Sutherland, Ayden Toovey, Neil Van der Ploeg, Nick White and Oceania road race champion Chris Harper will ride for the team, with a seventh rider to be named following the Australian national championships in early January. Last week, Cycling […]

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