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  • Dennis leads BMC roster for Worlds TTT
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Fresh off his duo of time trial wins at the Vuelta a Espana, Rohan Dennis will lead BMC Racing into the UCI Road World Championships team time trial with hopes of reprising their 2015 victory. BMC have won the event twice since the UCI revived it in 2012 - in 2014 and 2015 - and the team have been on the podium every year but 2013. With the UCI announcing this is the final year for the […]

  • North Star Grand Prix applies to host UCI women's race in 2019
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 9:59 pm

    After a one-year hiatus from the US domestic calendar, the North Star Grand Prix has applied to host a UCI women's race next year. The 2019 race would be a five-day event running June 12-16, with a concurrent USA Cycling Pro Road Tour race for the men. The Minnesota race started in 1999 and ran as the Nature Valley Grand Prix through 2013, when it was renamed North Star after Nature Valley […]

  • Ciccone signs two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Trek-Segafredo has signed talented Italian climber Giulio Ciccone to a two-year deal covering the 2019 and 2020 seasons, the US-registered WorldTour team announced today. The 23-year-old moves to Trek-Segafredo after three years with Italian Pro Continental team Bardiani-CSF. The news comes after Trek-Segafredo's acquisition of Colombian climber Ivan Sosa came under question when the Androni […]

  • Landa earns provisional spot on Spanish Worlds team
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Mikel Landa (Movistar) has been provisionally named on the Spanish team for the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, though a final decision on his selection will only be taken after he has gauged his condition in this week’s Giro della Toscana and Coppa Sabatini. Landa returns to competition on Thursday for the first time since he fractured a vertebra and a rib in a crash at […]

  • Simon Yates surpasses Peter Sagan to top UCI WorldTour rankings
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 4:01 pm

    With his victory in the Vuelta a Espana, Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates overtook Peter Sagan to move into the lead of the UCI WorldTour rankings. The Briton racked up a whopping 1230 points thanks to his stage win on Les Praeres and his 10 days in the red leader's jersey. The results came on top of his tally from the Giro d'Italia, which he led for 13 days and won two stages, and his stage […]

  • Van Aert set to ride as 'lonesome cowboy' after bitter spat with team
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Cyclo-cross world champion Wout van Aert has confirmed he has terminated his contract with the Veranda's Willems Crelan team, stating that he is currently without a team as he travels to the USA for the opening rounds of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Wisconsin and Iowa. Van Aert's lawyer Walter Van Steenbrugge told Sporza that Van Aert is ready to ride the cyclo-cross season as "an […]

  • De Gendt defends Vuelta a Espana king of the mountains victory
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) has responded sarcastically to Lucien Van Impe’s dismissal of his victory in the king of the mountains classification at the Vuelta a España. The Belgian pointed to his own palmarès, which includes a victory on Mont Ventoux and a podium finish at the Giro d’Italia. In an interview with Sporza, Van Impe – a six-time winner of the […]

  • Despite Trek announcing Sosa, talented Colombian still on the market
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 11:30 am

    Although Trek-Segafredo announced in August that they had signed talented young Colombian rider Ivan Sosa on a two-year deal, the rider's new agent has insisted that he is still on the market and talking to several teams, including Trek-Segafredo and Team Sky. Sosa changed his agent in the summer, switching from Paolo Alberati to Giuseppe Acquadro, who works with the likes of Nairo Quintana, […]

  • JLT Condor team to fold at end of season - News shorts
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 9:46 am

    JLT Condor have announced that they will fold at the end of the season after being unable to find a new title sponsor for the 2019 season. They are the second men’s British domestic team to stop this season with ONE Pro Cycling choosing to close their men’s team and set up a women’s team. Set up by Condor Cycles, and managed by John Herety, the team has been a fixture of the […]

  • Hayman to retire after Tour Down Under in January
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 7:08 am

    Mat Hayman, winner of the 2016 Paris-Roubaix, has written an open letter, published on his Mitchelton-Scott team's website, saying that he will retire after the 2019 Tour Down Under in January after 19 years as a pro rider. The 40-year-old Australian told Cyclingnews at the beginning of the 2018 season that retirement was on his mind, and that he'd told his wife that, if he did another year, […]

  • Van Aert terminates contract with Veranda's Willems-Crelan
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 6:00 am

    World cyclo-cross champion and rising road star Wout van Aert has "unilaterally terminated" his contract with Sniper Cycling, the owning company of the Veranda's Willems-Crelan team, according to a statement released by the company. The 23-year-old Belgian had recently voiced his discontent with the news that his team was to merge with the Dutch Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij outfit for 2019, but […]

  • Porte on track for Worlds despite quiet Vuelta a Espana
    Posted on 18th September 2018 at 12:22 am

    Despite having a relatively quiet Vuelta a España for a rider of his stature, Richie Porte believes he’s still on track for a serious crack at the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, later this month. The Australian's primary objective for the season, the Tour de France, once again ended in disappointment as he crashed out of the race with a broken […]

  • Stuyven nets third 2018 win at GP Jef Scherens
    Posted on 17th September 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) netted his third win of 2018 in his hometown race Sunday when he beat Jonas van Genechten (Vital Concept Cycling Club) and Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) in a bunch sprint to finish Grote Prijs Jef Scherens in Leuven, Belgium. The 26-year-old winner of the 2016 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne took his first 2018 win last month during stage 4 in […]

  • Niewiadoma takes Tour de l'Ardeche lead from breakaway
    Posted on 17th September 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-Sram) continues to make the most of her good form after Sunday's stage win at the Tour de l'Ardeche, joining stage 3 winner Ruth Winder (Team Sunweb) in a two-rider move that got away on the descent off the final climb during Monday's stage 6 and finishing 46 seconds ahead of the field. Winder took her second stage win of the race in the two-up sprint, while […]

  • De la Parte signs for CCC
    Posted on 17th September 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Victor de la Parte will ride for the revamped CCC team in 2019. The Spaniard joins the squad from Movistar, where he spent the past two seasons. De la Parte previously raced with the CCC-Sprandi team at Pro Continental level in 2016. CCC will take over as title sponsor of the BMC team for 2019. Some current CCC-Sprandi management and riders are expected to join the overhauled WorldTour team. […]

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