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  • White: Roubaix fatigue could be a factor as Tour de France hits the Alps
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Mitchelton-Scott director Matt White believes the physical and mental fatigue from Sunday's Roubaix stage could have lingering effects on the Tour de France peloton as the race hits the first of three Alpine stages on Tuesday. Stage 10 does not conclude with a mountain-top finish but there are five categorised climbs, including the Col de la Croix Fry, the Montée du Plateau des […]

  • Barguil: The plan is to deliberately lose time at Tour de France
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 11:18 am

    Warren Barguil, the 2017 King of the Mountains at the Tour de France, has an unusual plan for the first mountain stages: "From Tuesday I will deliberately lose time." The Fortuneo-Samsic rider is currently 18th overall, 2:37 behind yellow jersey Greg Van Avermaet, and within roughly a minute of the top GC candidates. He won two mountain stages last year and finished 10th overall, but insists he […]

  • Degenkolb: I needed two or three secretaries to manage all the congratulations
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 9:07 am

    A day after his historic Tour de France stage win, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) admitted that he was still coming to terms with it. The German took a highly memorable win in Roubaix on Sunday, a victory that left him visibly emotional at the finish. The former Paris-Roubaix champion had struggled for wins in recent years after a training crash in January 2016 when a car ploughed into him and […]

  • Tour de France: I'm right where I wanted to be, says Nibali
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 5:57 am

    Bahrain-Merida leader Vincenzo Nibali is ready for three tough days in the mountains, and says he's right where he wants to be with nine days of racing at the 2018 Tour de France ticked off. The 2014 Tour de France winner starts stage 10 on Tuesday in 12th place overall – 1:48 behind race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), but 1:05 behind Team Sky's Geraint Thomas and just six seconds down on […]

  • Injuries force Keukeleire out of Tour de France
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 2:32 am

    Lotto Soudal's Jens Keukeleire has become the latest rider to have to quit the 2018 Tour de France, following his crash on the cobbled ninth stage between Arras and Roubaix. Keukeleire hit the ground in the same accident that saw BMC's Richie Porte forced out of the race with a broken collarbone on Sunday. While Porte was said to have crashed after just 10 kilometres, Lotto Soudal stated that […]

  • Richie Porte: I think the Vuelta is probably a realistic goal
    Posted on 17th July 2018 at 12:05 am

    Richie Porte (BMC Racing) says he'll turn his focus to the Vuelta a Espana and the world championships later this year now that his Tour de France has ended with a broken collarbone suffered early on in stage 9. Speaking in a video recorded by his team, Porte expressed his obvious disappointment at having to leave the Tour for the second consecutive year following his crash and subsequent […]

  • Mobius BridgeLane replace Bardiani-CSF in Tour of Utah line up
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Organisers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah confirmed today that Australian Continental team Mobius BridgeLane will replace Bardiani-CSF in the team line up for the 2.HC race that rolls out of St. George on August 6. Bardiani-CSF was initially part of the team roster when orgnanisers made their team announcement in May, but the Italian Pro Continental team was forced to withdraw over travel […]

  • Tour de France: Sky leadership, Ochowicz and CCC, Dumoulin and Degenkolb - Podcast
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 11:10 pm

    The Tour de France may have reached its first rest day, but that hasn't meant that the circus surrounding the race has come to a halt. Cyclingnews spent the day hopping between press conferences at Team Sky, Team Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo and BMC Racing to pick up the latest news. We started the morning in Chambery, where we picked up the leadership question at Team Sky, with both Geraint Thomas […]

  • Moolman-Pasio: I really gave it everything, but van Vleuten was too strong
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo-Bigla) finished second in the Giro d'Italia Femminile that finished in Cividale del Friuli on Sunday, becoming the first African rider to podium in a Grand Tour. The 32-year-old finished on the podium on three of the 10 stages as well, and was the last rider to be dropped by race winner Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) on the climb of the Monte […]

  • Lizzie Deignan: It was time to start somewhere new
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Lizzie Deignan has said that her departure from the Boels Dolmans team was amicable and it was time to start afresh after it was announced that she would head up Trek's new women's team in 2019. Deignan, who joined Boels Dolmans in 2014, decided to cut short her contract with the Dutch squad to become a brand ambassador for the bike manufacturer ahead of her debut as a rider for the 2019 season. […]

  • Tom Dumoulin: It's another Tour de France from Tuesday
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Mechanical mishap on the approach to Mûr-de-Bretagne aside, the early portents from Tom Dumoulin’s Tour de France are promising, but the Dutchman is keenly aware that the race’s first act will have little bearing on how the plot unfolds over the coming stages in the Alps. After nine days of racing, Dumoulin lies 15th overall, 2:03 down on overall leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC […]

  • Geraint Thomas: It's too early to start thinking about winning the Tour de France
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 5:35 pm

    He's not even in the yellow jersey, and he shares a team with four-time winner Chris Froome (Team Sky), but it hasn’t stopped Geraint Thomas from facing questions over his credentials for winning this year's Tour de France. It's true that the Welshman has not missed a beat so far in this year's race, and has navigated the opening nine days with a skill and calmness needed to […]

  • Dan Martin: Tour de France Roubaix stage was 'an experience'
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) went into the Tour de France Roubaix stage 9 hoping to enjoy the cobbles after a heavy crash the day before, but admitted afterwards that 'enjoy' probably wasn't the right word. "Wow, what an experience," Martin told the press afterwards, summing up his day on the cobbles.  Martin crashed together with Katusha-Alpecin's Tony Martin on the eighth stage, and […]

  • Tour de France: Landa back to normal after Roubaix stage crash
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Mikel Landa says that there shouldn't be any lingering after-effects of his crash on stage 9 of the Tour de France. The Movistar rider says everything is normal as the race enters the mountains in the second week. Landa managed to avoid any of the carnage on the cobbles, only to crash with just more than 30 kilometres remaining when he rode over a drain cover as he was taking a drink and crashed […]

  • CCC step in to save BMC Racing, Ochowicz announces at the Tour de France
    Posted on 16th July 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Jim Ochowicz has announced that CCC has stepped in save his team for the 2019 season. BMC Racing are set to disband and leave the sport at the end of the season and several high-profile riders including Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis are set to leave the team. Grev Van Avermaet has signed for the squad, which at the moment has no official team name for next season. "We'll build a team around […]

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