Dave Rayner Fund awarded charity status

Dave Rayner Fund awarded charity status

Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2019 Vital organisation for budding pro cyclists to receive 'massive boost' from change The Dave Rayner Fund has been awarded charitable status, a move the organisation is labelling a 'massive boost'. The fund named after the late professional rider of the 1980s and 1990s was established in 1995 to help fund and support young riders attempting to race in Europe in the quest to make it as a pro. In the 24 years the fund has been running, it has been incredibly successful with riders such as Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ), Tao Geoghegan Hart ( Team Ineos ) and Hannah Barnes ( Canyon-Sram ) all being products of the system. Its move to becoming a charitable organisation will see the fund's name change to The Rayner Foundation as it becomes legible for benefits such as Gift Aid, tax exemptions and government funding, something committee member ...

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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Yates wins fruitful CRO Race for Mitchelton-Scott

Yates wins fruitful CRO Race for Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott kept things tight on the circuits of the final stage in Zagreb to defend Adam Yates' lead after he won the race's queen stage on Saturday. The Aussie outfit also took out the KOM and points jersey as Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence) just held on from the break to take the stage win on the cobbled finish.

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Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race

The 2019 Road World Championships conclude this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of racing on the men’s calendar and it’s the race that decides who will wear the rainbow bands for the next year. Ahead of Sunday’s race, here’s your guide to the course, … The post Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team Ineos riders dominate Great Britain men's elite squad for World Championships

Ian Stannard at 2019 UCI Road World Championships (picture credit Simon Wilkinson, SWPix.com).JPG

Alex Dowsett - who rides time trial - and Adam Yates also make the cut for Yorkshire

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Thomas and Swift to lead Great Britain at home World Championships

Thomas and Swift to lead Great Britain at home World Championships

Joe Robinson 18 Sep 2019 Simon Yates the big name to miss selection for next week's road race Geraint Thomas will target time-trial success while Ben Swift will lead Great Britain in the road race at the UCI World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Thomas, the 2018 Tour de France champion, will race in both the time-trial and road race as he hopes to secure Great Britain's first elite title since Bradley Wiggins won the TT in 2014. Current road race National Champion Swift will be afforded the chance to hunt rainbow glory in his home county on Sunday 29th September. He will be joined by Team Ineos teammate Thomas, following the latter's ride in the time-trial on Thursday 26th September. Ian Stannard and Owain Doull complete the Team Ineos riders selected for the Great Britain team while Mitchelton-Scott 's Adam Yates also makes the team. While Alex Dowsett has not ...

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British Cycling announces long lists for Road World Championships

British Cycling announces long lists for Road World Championships

Joseph Delves 3 Sep 2019 Gerraint Thomas and Barnes sisters in the frame, as longlists for each event released ahead of the races in Harrogate this September The British riders in contention to race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been revealed. The long lists for each of the events taking place in Yorkshire from the 22nd to 29th September have been announced by national governing body, British Cycling . Here it is, the longlist of riders who will be considered for #Yorkshire2019 %uD83C%uDF08 They will make up the Great Britain Cycling Team %uD83C%uDDEC%uD83C%uDDE7 that will compete at the first @UCI_cycling Road World Championships on home soil since 1982! Full report %uD83D%uDC49 https://t.co/ySWoY6z2Se pic.twitter.com/kdaiw7ynsC — British Cycling (@BritishCycling) September 3, 2019 Of those in with a shout, Geraint Thomas might be the most high-profile, but Simon Yates is the bookies' choice to challenge favourite Mathieu van der Poel ...

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Chaves on the comeback trail at Vuelta a Espana

Esteban Chaves

Rumour mills about riders being in top condition traditionally go into overdrive before the start of a Grand Tour, but when Esteban Chaves was asked on Thursday if it was true, as some were saying, that he is in form for this Vuelta a Espana as strong as when he finished third in the 2016, he fired back straight, with his typically friendly smile: "I hope so". It looks increasingly evident that the Mitchelton-Scott leader's tough second half of 2018 after falling ill in the Giro d'Italia, which saw his career put on hold for over six months, is now definitively behind him. Certainly, a stage win in the Italian Grand Tour's third week this May strongly suggested the Colombian racer is moving back on track. So at the Vuelta, four months further on where - in the absence of defending champion Simon Yates and his brother Adam - he ...

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Defending champion Simon Yates to miss 2019 Vuelta a Espana

Defending champion Simon Yates to miss 2019 Vuelta a Espana

Jack Elton-Walters 16 Aug 2019 Simon Yates's absence from Mitchelton-Scott line-up is little surprise as he's already ridden the Giro and Tour this year Reigning Vuelta a Espana champion Simon Yates will not defend his title at the upcoming 2019 race, which starts next week , after being left out of Mitchelton-Scott 's eight-man team. This was not unexpected, however, as Yates has already ridden both the Giro d'Italia , where he targeted the overall title and finished eighth, and the Tour de France , where he rode in support of his twin brother Adam and took two stage wins of his own . Both Simon and brother Adam should be under consideration for inclusion in British Cycling 's selection for the men's elite road race at the World Championships , which takes place on Sunday 29th September in Yorkshire. The course is likely to suit a punchier rider such ...

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European champion Matteo Trentin leaves Mitchelton-Scott for CCC Team

European champion Matteo Trentin leaves Mitchelton-Scott for CCC Team

Joe Robinson 2 Aug 2019 Versatile Italian to improve firepower of CCC in Classics and Grand Tours The first major transfer of the season has been confirmed with European champion Matteo Trentin leaving Mitchelton-Scott for CCC Team . Confirmed by CCC this morning, the Italian will move across to bolster the team's Spring Classics roster in a two-year deal. The 29-year-old recently took his third career Tour de France victory on Stage 17 to Gap and will also provide his new team with options in Grand Tours. CCC Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz spoke on how Trentin's experience could help CCC receive a race-winning edge. 'Matteo Trentin is an exceptional cyclist so we are excited to welcome him to CCC Team for the next two years. Not only will Matteo add strength to our Classics team, where he will ride alongside Greg Van Avermaet, but his versatility as a rider ...

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Bernal to ride Clasica San Sebastian after string of Tour de France criteriums

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) celebrates Tour de France victory on stage 21

Team Ineos have confirmed that Tour de France winner Egan Bernal will ride the Clásica San Sebastián WorldTour race on Saturday before he heads home to Colombia for official celebrations of him becoming the first ever Colombian Tour de France winner. Bernal will have support from Wout Poels, Ivan Sosa, Jonathan Castroviejo, Eddie Dunbar, Kenny Elissonde and David De la Cruz. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Mikel Landa (Movistar) and Adam and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) will all head to the Basque Country for the hilly one-day race. Bernal crashed out of the 2018 Clásica San Sebastián, suffering a serious facial trauma and a blow to the head which kept him out of action for two months. It is unclear if Bernal can fight for victory at the Clásica San Sebastián. He has raced every day since winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday and won the Criterium de Acht van ...

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Simon Yates and former winner Adam Yates bound for Clasica San Sebastian

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at the Tour de France

Double Tour de France stage winner Simon Yates and his brother Adam Yates will lead the Mitchelton-Scott team at this weekend's Clásica San Sebastián , the team has announced. Adam won the Spanish one-day race in 2015, but the pair will be up against French Tour star Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who will start as the defending champion and overwhelming favourite. Adam Yates' victory four years ago was the then 22-year-old's first WorldTour win, and he crossed the line solo – 15 seconds in front of a group led home by Philippe Gilbert, which also included Alaphilippe and Simon Yates – not knowing that he was first, having believed there was still a breakaway ahead of him. Since then, Adam has won stages at WorldTour events including the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Volta a Catalunya, while Simon has taken stage victories at all three Grand Tours, and won the ...

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Alaphilippe back in action at Clasica San Sebastian

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France

The Deceuninck-QuickStep team have confirmed that Julian Alaphilippe will be back in action at the Clasica San Sesbatian on Saturday, looking to continue his run of incredible success and repeat his victory of a year ago. Also in the Deceuninck-QuickStep line-up at Enric Mas and 19-year-old Remco Evenepoel. Alaphilippe was the French hero of the Tour de France as he fought to hold onto the yellow jersey; he led the Tour de France for 14 days only to lose yellow to Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) in the Alps on the dramatic shortened stage to Tignes. He eventually finished fifth overall but was awarded the Super Combatif prize for his aggressive racing and so got to stand on the final podium in Paris. Alaphilippe has opted to miss the lucrative post-Tour de France criteriums in Belgium and the Netherlands this week but is expected to ride the Ronde d'Aix criterium in ...

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Mitchelton-Scott: Our most successful Tour de France ever

Simon Yates wins stage 12 at the Tour de France

For many teams targeting the general classification at the Tour de France , finding yourself out of the running for the yellow jersey can often be all it needs to consider the race a complete write-off and to head home with your tail between your legs. Not Mitchelton-Scott : despite the wheels having come off Adam Yates ' campaign this year, the Australian team regrouped and came away with an impressive four stage victories. Two-time Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey got the ball rolling with his win on stage 9, before Simon Yates – at the race to support his brother and GC hopeful Adam – was afforded the opportunity to win stage 12 from a three-man breakaway. Both victories, it must be said, came before Adam fell out of the GC running entirely, but once the team was forced to change its focus – after the British climber ...

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Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana turns back the clock to win Stage 18

Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana turns back the clock to win Stage 18

Jack Elton-Walters 25 Jul 2019 Quintana was unrivalled on the Galibier and then uncatchable on the descent to take the stage & possibly put himself back in contention Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France after going solo on the climb of the Col du Galibier and then retaining his advantage on the descent and flat run in to the finish line. He looked like the Quintana of old as he ascended the challenging slopes of the final climb. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) crossed the line second and thanks to his efforts earlier in the stage will now wear the polka dot jersey into the closing mountain stages. The remnants of the early breakaway came over the line in ones and two before Egan Beral ( Team Ineos ) who had attacked on the final climb and kept clear to the finish line. This ...

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Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana tuns back the clock to win Stage 18

Tour de France 2019: Nairo Quintana tuns back the clock to win Stage 18

Jack Elton-Walters 25 Jul 2019 Quintana was unrivalled on the Galibier and then uncatchable on the descent to take the stage & possibly put himself back in contention Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France after going solo on the climb of the Col du Galibier and then retaining his advantage on the descent and flat run in to the finish line. He looked like the Quintana of old as he climbed the challenging slopes of the final climb. See related Tour de France 2019: Route maps, riders, live TV guide and all you need to know A big day in the mountains The breakaway took a long time, and a good deal of energy from certain riders, to establish at the start of the day but once the composition was strong enough the riders grew the gap out to over eight minutes between the ...

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Tour de Furnace: how to win in the heat

It was hot today at the Tour. Too hot. Salt blooming across clothing hot. Can’t touch the steering wheel hot. Hot. Yesterday was hot, too. That’s all anyone was talking about, and all that was on anybody’s mind. The conditions forced an immediate primal kind of response – a desperation to get away from it, … The post Tour de Furnace: how to win in the heat appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Trentin claims third Tour de France stage win of his career

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) celebrates a solo victory on stage 17 at the Tour de France

Mitchelton-Scott 's comeback from the dashing of their general classification hopes in this year's Tour de France showed no sign of letting up on Wednesday as Matteo Trentin claimed the Australian team's fourth win of the race and third in a week on stage 17 with a solo break to Gap. Before the Pyrenees the team had already celebrated South African Daryl Impey's win from a break in Saint-Etienne. But the subsequent collapse of Adam Yates' GC bid was also preceded and followed by two stage victories for his brother and teammate Simon in the mountains. Then on Wednesday's stage 17 it was Trentin's turn to shine. The Italian had played an important role in softening up the opposition for Simon on his first Pyrenean stage. But in Gap, Trentin was able to claim his third Tour de France win after victories in 2014 and 2015 and his eighth Grand ...

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Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Rest day legs and breakaway wins

We’re into the third week of the Tour de France and, to be honest, I feel the best I’ve ever felt at this point in a Grand Tour. Maybe it’s because I took a lot of time off with my knee injury so I was fresher coming into the race. Or maybe it was just … The post Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Rest day legs and breakaway wins appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Adam Yates: It could be third time lucky for me at the Tour de France

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at the Tour de France

Despite seeing his GC chances in the last two editions of the Tour de France fall apart in the opening mountain stages, Adam Yates is keen on returning to the French Grand Tour in 2020 as he shows no signs of shying away from the challenge of racing for the general classification. Yates fell away on the stage finish on the Tourmalet and is now targeting stage wins for Mitchelton-Scott . The Australian squad has already taken three wins courtesy of Daryl Impey and Simon Yates – twice – and Adam Yates will head into the Alps with the chance of rescuing his Tour de France. At present, Adam Yates – who finished fourth in the 2016 Tour - has no explanation as to why he couldn't stay with the GC group on the Tourmalet stage. He told Cyclingnews that he had to use all of his attention on concentration ...

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