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  • Mollema to lead Trek-Segafredo at Vuelta a Espana
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Dutchman Bauke Mollema will lead the Trek-Segafredo squad for the Vuelta a Espana, the team announced on Monday. The 31-year-old had his best Grand Tour result in the Spanish race in 2011 when he finished just off the podium behind Juan Jose Cobo and Sky duo Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins. It will be the first time Mollema has competed in the Vuelta since 2013, and the team is going in with […]

  • Bak signs with Dimension Data - Transfer news shorts
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 8:39 pm

    The Dimension Data team announced today the signing of Lars Bak, 38, on a one-year contract. The 38-year-old comes across from Lotto Soudal after seven seasons with the Belgian team. Before that, Bak rode for HTC-Highroad and Bjarne Riis' Saxo Bank team. The Danish rider has a Giro d'Italia stage win, stages of the Eneco Tour and Tour de Wallonie and three national titles to his name, but he is […]

  • Lauren Hall retires from pro cycling after Colorado Classic
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Lauren Hall had a lot of reason to celebrate after the final stage of the Colorado Classic on Sunday. The 39-year-old UnitedHealthcare riders helped teammate Katie Hall secure her win streak of 2018 US stage races with the overall win, Leah Thomas take the mountains jersey and the team take the top GC prize. But the moment took on added significance for Hall, who rode her last race as a […]

  • Nibali: I'd love to win stages in Vuelta a Espana's final week
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 5:34 pm

    With defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) racing at the Tour of Britain in September, Vuelta a España organisers have handed bib number one of their race to former winner Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), though the Italian has played down his chances of overall success.  Nibali crashed out of this year's Tour de France on the stage to Alpe d'Huez after a fan's camera strap […]

  • Vos moves into Women's WorldTour lead after Ladies Tour of Norway victory
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Marianne Vos (WaowDeals) had won the Ladies Tour of Norway in 2017, so it was not a surprise when she came out on top again, but the manner in which she defended her title baffled even herself. The Dutchwoman won all three stages of the race, closing down moves in the finales every day and still having enough left to sprint to victory. "We came to Norway with confidence after the success in […]

  • Quintana, Valverde headline Movistar's team for Vuelta a Espana
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 2:45 pm

    After Movistar struggled to realize their Tour de France ambitions, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will have another shot at a Grand Tour victory, with the Colombian and Spaniard set to headline the team for the Vuelta a España. Quintana won the race in 2016, while Valverde was the overall winner in 2009 at a time when his participation was clouded by him being linked to […]

  • Richie Porte heading into Vuelta a Espana without Tour de France form
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Richie Porte will spearhead BMC Racing in their final Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España. Porte crashed out of the Tour de France on stage 9 and has not raced since. He will head into the Vuelta looking to perform well given that, although he will have one eye on the World Championships later this year, it represents an important race both for him and his team. "Of course, I would like to […]

  • Lampaert extends with Quick-Step Floors
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 12:15 pm

    With Niki Terpstra heading to Direct Energie next season, Yves Lampaert is expected to step up at Quick-Step Floors, and the Belgian champion has just signed a new two-year deal with Patrick Lefevere's squad to take him through to the end of 2020. Lampaert, 27, joined Quick-Step in 2015 after following a well-trodden path through the Topsport Vlaanderen team in Belgium. In his debut WorldTour […]

  • Landa ruled out of Vuelta a Espana
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mikel Landa will not line up in Málaga on Saturday for the start of the 2018 Vuelta a España after being ruled out through injury.   After finishing seventh at the Tour de France, the Spaniard fractured a vertebra and a rib in a heavy crash at the Clásica San Sebastián. It was hoped he would recover in time to line up at the Vuelta for the first time since […]

  • Mohoric: I enjoyed my first experience of the cobbles
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 9:25 am

    Not bad for a first attempt. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) had never raced on the cobbles of Flanders as a professional rider until Sunday's concluding stage of the BinckBank Tour, and, by late afternoon, the experience had grown on him. It helped, of course, that he successfully limited his losses to stage winner Michael Matthews (Sunweb) to secure overall victory in the week-long race. "It […]

  • Viviani takes Quick-Step's 55th win of the season in Hamburg
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 6:50 am

    Elia Viviani said that his victory at the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg in the Italian national champion's jersey on Sunday is one that he'll remember "for the rest of my life". The Quick-Step Floors sprinter streaked to his second victory in a row in the German one-day race, beating 2012 winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) into second place, just as he did last year, with 2014 winner […]

  • Peter Sagan returns to Australia for 2019 Tour Down Under
    Posted on 20th August 2018 at 5:15 am

    Bora-Hansgrohe's Peter Sagan will start his season in Adelaide, Australia, for the third year in a row when he lines up for the Tour Down Under in January next year, race director Mike Turtur announced on Monday. The current world champion enjoyed huge crowd support in both 2017 and 2018, and will be welcomed again in 2019. "To have the most popular rider in the world coming back is terrific," […]

  • Danny Pate announces retirement from cycling
    Posted on 19th August 2018 at 7:28 pm

    After 19 years of plying the pro cycling trade in the US and Europe, 39-year-old Danny Pate has decided to bring down the curtains on his racing career. Pate signed his first pro contract in 2000 with the Italian Saeco team and is currently riding with Rally Cycling at the Colorado Classic. Today's last stage of the Colorado race marks Pate's final day of competition, but the veteran rider from […]

  • Matthews: I showed that I am still capable of winning
    Posted on 19th August 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Even amid the ecstasy of cheering and applause at the end of the final stage of the BinckBank Tour in Geraardsbergen, Michael Matthews made himself heard. The Australian’s repeated, guttural cries of ‘Yeah’ started as he crossed the finish line and continued as he slowed to a stop and unclipped from his bike. Lest any of his Sunweb teammates were still unsure of the result, […]

  • Kittel: I'm not sure why I'm struggling at the moment
    Posted on 19th August 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Marcel Kittel abandoned the BinckBank Tour Saturday, adding another disappointment to his unsatisfactory 2018 season. In his first season with Team Katusha-Alpecin, the German has only two wins, taking stages in Tirreno-Adriatico. "I'm hugely disappointed that I had to abandon @binckbanktour," he wrote on Twitter and Instagram Saturday. "While I will be criticized once more, I'm looking […]

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