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  • Chaves to miss Vuelta a Espana after being diagnosed with mononucleosis
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Mitchelton-Scott have announced that Esteban Chaves has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will not participate in the forthcoming Vuelta a España. The Colombian has not raced since the Giro d’Italia in May, where he won atop Mount Etna in the opening week but then abruptly dropped out of the general classification race on stage 10. Chaves struggled through the remainder of the […]

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games road race routes unveiled
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 4:36 pm

    With the next Olympic Games in Tokyo less than two years away, the routes for the men’s and women’s road races have been published by the UCI. As has been the case since 2004, the road races will form part of the opening weekend of action at the Olympics in 2020. The routes will favour the climbers, with the men’s parcours tackling four climbs, including the outer slopes of the […]

  • Kung signs for two years with Groupama-FDJ
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Groupama-FDJ has confirmed the signing of Swiss rider Stefan Küng on a two-year contract. Küng is the first confirmed signing for the French team, who have extended with a number of riders, including Arnaud Demare. Küng departs from BMC Racing after turning professional with them in 2015 and is the latest in a long line of riders to leave the team following their protracted search […]

  • Gilbert eyeing Paris-Tours comeback after early return to training
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Philippe Gilbert is training again, much sooner than expected, after his horror crash at the Tour de France, and is aiming to return to racing at Paris-Tours in October.  The Belgian broke his kneecap when he crashed dramatically on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet on stage 16 of the Tour, locking up on a left-hand bend and flying over a low wall into a ravine. Remarkably, he […]

  • Mark Cavendish withdraws from European Championships road race
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 11:58 am

    Mark Cavendish has withdrawn from Sunday's European Championships road race in Glasgow, citing medical advice. In a statement released on Thursday, British Cycling said that Cavendish "has been advised by his medical team to withdraw from the Glasgow 2018 European Championships". Cavendish's early season was ruined by a succession of crashes at the Abu Dhabi Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San […]

  • Vincenzo Nibali back on his bike and aiming to return at Vuelta a Espana
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 10:30 am

    Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) has returned to training on the road this week following the crash on Alpe d’Huez that left him with a fractured vertebra and forced him out of last month’s Tour de France. The World Championships road race remains the major objective in the final part of his season, and Nibali is still planning to ride the Vuelta a España as preparation. […]

  • Pierre Rolland signs for Vital Concept
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 9:50 am

    After two seasons with Jonathan Vaughters' EF Education First-Drapac squad, Pierre Rolland will drop down to Pro Continental level and return to a French team, signing for Vital Concept Cycling Club on a two-year deal. The team was created by Jérôme Pineau last autumn and started racing this year, with sprinter Bryan Coquard the team's leader. Rolland has known Pineau since 2008 and […]

  • Bahrain-Merida confirm signing of Rohan Dennis
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 8:26 am

    Rohan Dennis will leave BMC Racing at the end of the season, joining Bahrain-Merida on a two-year deal. First revealed by Cyclingnews in June, the move was confirmed by the team on Thursday. Dennis, 28, began his WorldTour career with the Garmin-Sharp squad of Jonathan Vaughters but left the team midway through the 2014 season after they agreed to allow him to break his contract to move to BMC. […]

  • Jos van Emden wears Ellen van Dijk's skinsuit in European TT champs
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 6:37 am

    The Netherlands' Jos van Emden was forced to ride in his female compatriot Ellen van Dijk's skinsuit at the European time trial championships in Glasgow on Wednesday after his suitcase went missing on the flight over. Van Emden, who rides for the LottoNL-Jumbo trade team, tweeted the day before the race that he was going to have to ride his event naked as his suitcase had got lost on his flight […]

  • Landa found to have also fractured rib, but expects quick recovery
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 5:18 am

    The injuries sustained by Mikel Landa (Movistar) in his crash at last Saturday's Clasica San Sebastian are slightly worse then previously thought, but the Spaniard's team is nevertheless hoping that he will recover quickly. Landa was involved in the same high-speed crash that took Team Sky's Egan Bernal out of the race, and was initially diagnosed with what Movistar confirmed was "a […]

  • Tour of Utah: Haig climbs into top 10 on Mount Nebo
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 1:42 am

    Mitchelton-Scott's Jack Haig found the climb up Mount Nebo during stage 2 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Wednesday to his liking, finishing the stage in eighth place and climbing from 15th overall to ninth. But the 24-year-old Australian said it was a little unexpected the way the peloton tackled the climb at the US 2.HC race. "I was a little bit surprised at what the racing's like […]

  • LottoNL-Jumbo's young Americans conquer Mount Nebo
    Posted on 9th August 2018 at 12:05 am

    Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless came into the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah with instructions from their Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo team to have fun and look for opportunities where they could find them. They found a big one during Wednesday's stage 2 in Payson, where Kuss went on a 52km solo breakaway to take the stage win and the yellow jersey, and Powless followed him across the line 29 seconds later to […]

  • Caruso signs two-year deal with Bahrain-Merida
    Posted on 8th August 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Damiano Caruso has signed a two-year contract with Bahrain-Merida that will take him through the end of 2020. The move marks the end of his four-year term with BMC Racing, a team that looked set to disband but was saved when title sponsor CCC stepped in to take over the program. "I'm really excited about this opportunity," Caruso said in a team press release issued on Wednesday. "I've always […]

  • Axeon team set up fundraiser for badly injured Adrien Costa
    Posted on 8th August 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Former racer Adrien Costa was injured last month in a rock climbing accident in California, and his former team Axeon Hagens Berman and manager Axel Merckx have come together to raise money for the 20-year-old, who had his right leg amputated below the knee after it was crushed by a boulder. The team announced the fundraising effort for Costa's rehabilitation at the Tour of Utah, where […]

  • Teuns laments second missed chance behind Kwiatkowski in Tour de Pologne
    Posted on 8th August 2018 at 6:47 pm

    After losing twice to the same rider on two days in the Tour de Pologne, when he crossed the stage 5 finish line once more in the wake of Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski, Dylan Teuns' look of sheer frustration and hammering at the handlebars said it all. Stage 4's defeat at Szczyrk hit Teuns hard, given the BMC racer was the former winner on the uphill finish, but stage 5’s bizarre bunch […]

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