Team Ineos have lost the services of a key mountain domestique
Joe Robinson 18 Sep 2019 Wout Poels will join Bahrian-Merida to rejoin forces with Rod Ellingworth in 2020 Team Ineos will lose one of their key Grand Tour domestiques as Wout Poels moves to Bahrain-Merida for 2020. It was expected that the Dutchman would move from the British WorldTour team at the end of the season in a bid to pursue his own Grand Tour ambitions in a two-year deal with the team. Talking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf , Poels confirmed his move to Bahrain-Merida citing former Team Ineos coach Rod Ellingworth as key in his decision, with the duo having worked together since 2015. Ellingworth announced earlier this season that he would be leaving Ineos for Bahrain to take on the role of team principal. Poels told De Telegraaf that Ellingworth 'is also the person who convinced me to ride for this team. I look forward to this ...
The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect
A gust of wind in southeast France, a patch of slippery pavement in Andorra, a touch of wheels in Italy, and three grand tour winners who might never have been. The Vuelta a España is over and the 2019 Grand Tour season is finished. As I look back, I’ve been playing the what-if game. What … The post The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect appeared first on CyclingTips .
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Chris Froome hopes for a speedy return to racing
Chris Froome hopes to race again in 2019 and will participate in the Saitama Criterium in October. Read the full article at Chris Froome hopes for a speedy return to racing on VeloNews.com .
Dave Brailsford reveals prostate cancer battle
Supported by LONDON (AFP) – Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford has revealed he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. The 55-year-old who has masterminded Team Sky and Ineos’ domination of the Tour de France over the past decade and led Britain’s cycling success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, had surgery last month after the diagnosis … The post Dave Brailsford reveals prostate cancer battle appeared first on CyclingTips .
Chris Froome targetting 2019 return to racing despite still walking on crutches
Joe Robinson 13 Sep 2019 Fifth Tour de France remains main goal for Froome as he continues recovery from horror crash Chris Froome plans to return to bike racing by the end of 2019 despite still being unable to walk without crutches. The Team Ineos rider is on a long road to recovery following a major crash at the Criterium du Dauphine in June. Froome crashed while riding a recon of the Stage 4 individual time trial in Roanne leaving him with major breaks to his femur, elbow, ribs and neck . After a significant amount of time in intensive care, Froome then returned to him home in Monaco to begin his recovery with surgeons speculating a six-month recovery process. However, last month Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford confirmed Froome's recovery was ahead of schedule and now in an interview with The Telegraph , Froome confirmed his aspirations of racing ...
Froome happy to be alive as he targets fifth Tour title
Supported by Chris Froome admits he is “grateful to be alive” after a horrific high speed crash into a wall in June that left the four-time Tour de France winner with multiple fractures. However, despite still needing crutches to walk, Froome is targeting a record-equalling fifth Tour title and Olympic gold in Tokyo next year. The 34-year-old … The post Froome happy to be alive as he targets fifth Tour title appeared first on CyclingTips .
Vuelta a Espana 2019: Philippe Gilbert wins Stage 17 while Nairo Quintana gains over 5 minutes on GC
Jack Elton-Walters 11 Sep 2019 Stage 17 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana was expected to be a quiet day but ended up being anything but Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) won Stage 17 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana on a day that saw an unexpected shake-up in the overall General Classification. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) retained the red jersey and the same margin over second place Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) but after that there were significant changes. The day's win came from a breakaway which had originally contained over 40 riders. Key among the front group was Nairo Quintana (Movistar), whose ride helped him gain time and position on the GC. This jump up the standings would have been even greater had his own teammates not taken up the chase behind. Even so, Quintana did something similar to Chris Froome in 2016, so could this be the start of a race winning ...
Froome back in hospital after kitchen misadventure
Chris Froome's horror year continued this weekend with the four-time Tour de France champion again in hospital after cutting his thumb on a kitchen knife.
More surgery for Chris Froome after kitchen knife accident
"This is not my year," says 34-year-old who is still recovering from Dauphiné crash
Chris Froome back in hospital after cutting thumb with kitchen knife in home accident
After suffering serious injuries during a heavy fall in June, the four-time Tour champion found himself back in hospital having surgery to repair a damaged tendon. Read the full article at Chris Froome back in hospital after cutting thumb with kitchen knife in home accident on VeloNews.com .
Vuelta a Espana 2019: Tadej Pogacar wins Stage 13 in alliance with Primoz Roglic
Jack Elton-Walters 6 Sep 2019 An alliance based on nationality saw the two riders take huge strides in the GC on Stage 13 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana. Image: Eurosport Tadej Pogacar ( UAE-Team Emirates ) won Stage 13 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana as he and compatriot and overall leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) rode away from their rivals on the steep climbs of Los Machucos. They went early and rode together all the way to the finish line, spoiling the dreams of the breakaway riders and gaining valuable time on the rest of the top 10. None of the other riders could do anything when these two went away in what looked like a pre-planned move to work together. Pogacar did much of the work on the climb and was rewarded with a stage win and a bettering of his position overall, while Roglic took second for ...
Giro d'Italia winner Richard Carapaz's transfer to Team Ineos confirmed
Joseph Delves 3 Sep 2019 Ecuadorian signs three-year contract with the British squad Team Ineos have secured the services of 26-year-old climber Richard Carapaz. The rider is set to leave his current Movistar squad and head to Team Ineos for the 2020 season. Carapaz is ready a Grand Tour winne after he claimed the overall at this year's Giro d’Italia . He’s the first new signing Team Ineos have announced since their spending spree last year. Now the fourth Grand Tour winner on the team alongside Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal, Carapaz has yet to ride the Tour de France . 'I already know a lot of the riders on the team and I’m looking forward to working with everyone at Team Ineos from next season,' explained Carapaz. See related Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage reports, start list, TV guide and all you need to know Tour ...
Ineos signs Giro winner Carapaz to three-year contract
Supported by Reigning Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz, currently finishing his third season with Movistar, will join Ineos next season on a three-year deal, his new team has announced. “I believe I will fit into this group well and race to my full potential over the coming years,” said Carapaz, Ecuador’s first Grand Tour champion, in Ineos’s … The post Ineos signs Giro winner Carapaz to three-year contract appeared first on CyclingTips .
Vuelta a España 2019: Nine stages done, how are the favourites faring?
Joseph Delves 2 Sep 2019 Who’s out of contention, and who’s riding up the rankings? Despite there still being five remaining stages featuring more climbing, many pundits have described Stage 9 of the Vuelta a Espana as the queen stage . Certainly, the punchy 94km route shook up the race. Surviving its trio of peaks, along with assault by hail and a treacherous gravel section, the look on Tadej Pogacar’s (UAE Team Emirates) face when crossing the line suggested he knew he’d won a serious day’s racing. Now with riders enjoying the first rest day, what do we know about how the race might pan out? Big losers Education First A nasty crash in the bunch during Stage 6 saw several riders forced to abandon . Worst affected were Education First, who lost their team leader Rigoberto Uran along with ace climber Hugh Carthy. To add to the woes, further ...
Team Ineos announce Tour of Britain line-up
George Smith 2 Sep 2019 2014 winner Dylan van Baarle and Russian talent Sivakov lead the 6-man squad Britain’s most successful cycling team, Team Ineos , have unveiled their six-man squad ahead of the start of the 2019 Tour of Britain , which begins this weekend on the Saturday 7th September. Dylan van Baarle, the 2014 winner of the race, and young Russian talent, Pavel Sivakov, are the headline hopefuls as Team Ineos look for some success following a disastrous opening week at the Vuelta a Espana . Ben Swift, the sole Brit in their line-up - who will be donning the British National Champion’s jersey on home soil - will be joined by Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar, Italy’s Gianni Moscon and Poland’s Michal Golas. It remains to be seen how British fans will react to the team on the roadside after owner Jim Ratcliffe’s squad received a frosty reception at ...
Gallery: Egan Bernal's Tour de France winning Pinarello Dogma F12
Joe Robinson 28 Aug 2019 A 22-year-old Colombian became a nation's hero this summer and got a yellow bike for his troubles, too. Photos: Peter Stuart A 22-year-old Colombian became a nation's hero this summer and got a yellow bike for his troubles, too Words : Joe Robinson Photography : Peter Stuart Even Grammy-award winning superstar Shakira took time out of her busy schedule to congratulate Egan Bernal, such was the magnitude of what he achieved in France this July. The 22-year-old became the first Colombian to ever win the yellow jersey of the Tour de France and in doing so captured a nation's heart. Bernal did something we all knew would happen eventually. Ever since the early days of Fabio Parra and ‘Lucho’ Herrera or even with ‘Cochise’ Rodriquez before that, there was an air of inevitability that a Colombian would conquer the Tour. Each rider that came along ...
Froome accepts 2011 Vuelta a España winners jersey
After an antidoping decision which disqualified Juan Jose Cobo, Chris Froome has been retroactively confirmed as the 2011 Vuelta a España winner.
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