Millar: ‘The expectation is that I go to Austria and get beaten’
David Millar says he does not expect to win upcoming election for rider union president Read the full article at Millar: ‘The expectation is that I go to Austria and get beaten’ on VeloNews.com .
CPA union set to ignore top riders and hold election
Despite a protest letter signed by 27 prominent pro cyclists, the CPA riders' union will push through presidential election on Thursday. Read the full article at CPA union set to ignore top riders and hold election on VeloNews.com .
Riders revolt with protest letter ahead of union election
The peloton disagrees with the process laid out by the CPA for its presidential vote on Thursday in Austria. Read the full article at Riders revolt with protest letter ahead of union election on VeloNews.com .
Clockers: The Men’s Time Trial World Championship Preview
What do you get when you strip all of the nuance and character out of cycling? A time trial, of course. I’m kidding (well, maybe only half kidding). Time trials are often derided as ‘boring’ by cycling aficionados, and such a position has a point. However, time trials are also the simplest form of a cycling competition to understand. The winner is the person that pedals the fastest between point A and point B. That’s it. No need to know about strategy, drafting, team dynamics, the informal rules of the peloton, poorly paved Belgian roads, the temperament of Italian cyclists, or any of the other minutiae that dictates the outcome of road races and which make this sport both interesting and often impenetrable for neophytes. Yet, Wednesday will be only the 25th time, since 1994, that we have a chance to see a rider get crowned the strongest cyclist in ...
2019 Giro d’Italia to start in Bologna
The 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin in Bologna with a short time trial. The Italian tour will have two more stages in Emilia-Romagna as well. Read the full article at 2019 Giro d’Italia to start in Bologna on VeloNews.com .
Tour of Israel added to 2019 UCI calendar
The success of this year's Giro d'Italia in Israel has sparked the creation of the Tour of Israel stage race in 2019, with the five-day event expected to be held in late April as final preparation for the Italian Grand Tour. Cyclingnews understands the race has been registered with the UCI and included on the 2019 race calendar that will be revealed on Friday. Five potential stages have been designed in the north and south of Israel, with mountain stages and well as flat stages chosen to show off the country. The 2018 Giro d'Italia started in Israel with three stages held in the country, including an opening time trial around the centre of Jerusalem. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) won the opening time trial and went on to finish second overall behind Chris Froome (Team Sky). Sylvan Adams, the Canadian billionaire who backs the Israel Cycling Academy and helped secure ...
Giro d'Italia 2019 to begin in Bologna with short uphill time trial
Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2018 No international grand start for Giro d'Italia 2019 as stage 9 time trial to San Marino also announced Race organiser RCS today confirmed that the 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin with a short but sharp time trial in the city of Bologna as the region of Emilia-Romagna is awarded the 102nd Giro Grand Partenza. Announced at a presentation in Bologna, it was confirmed that the northern province of Emilia-Romagna would host five stages including the opening day's time trial and Stage 2, both of which will depart from the host city. Stage 1 will only be 8.2km in length but will finish at the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, a basilica church that sits almost 300m above the rest of the city, providing a 2.1km uphill test, at an average of 9.7%, for all those competing for the first pink jersey of the ...
Wiggins: Yates wouldn’t have won Vuelta with Sky
The British cycling legend admitted that Simon Yates is thriving better at Mitchelton-Scott than he would have on Sky. Read the full article at Wiggins: Yates wouldn’t have won Vuelta with Sky on VeloNews.com .
Team Sky's budget grew to £34.5m last year, accounts reveal
Peter Stuart 19 Sep 2018 Team Sky releases its annual accounts for 2017, revealing an £3.4m increase in budget, but no longer details expenses Team Sky have once again published their annual accounts, revealing a considerable increase in the already substantial team budget, up to £34.5m for 2017, while the accounts have withheld information on the operating expenses divulged in previous years. The accounts, published through Companies House , reveal figures for the Tour Racing Limited (Team Sky’s trading name) for the full year of 2017 – revealing an increase in budget (total revenue) from £31,084,000 in 2016 to £34,496,000 in 2017. Very few teams reveal their finances to such detail, but Team Sky’s figures have been published now as it is a legal requirement for UK companies to publish accounts within nine months of the end of the financial year. Expenses unknown In previous years Tour Racing Ltd has ...
The weekly spin: On rider representation, and David Millar’s protest candidacy
The weekly spin is a new column from our Editor at Large, offering commentary and analysis on topics ranging from racing to tech to industry to travel to simple observations from the saddle. David Millar is running to become president of the CPA, the professional riders’ union. He knows he won’t win. The Scottish former … The post The weekly spin: On rider representation, and David Millar’s protest candidacy appeared first on CyclingTips .
Does Yates’ Second Coming Herald New Era?
Grand tour victories tend to fall into two categories: Oh, him again? [Eye roll]; and A new guy! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?! This time it’s #2. So Simon Yates won the Vuelta over the weekend, or really about 12 days ago when he began taking control with a few high stage finishes, built on patient attacking for small gaps and time bonuses. I’d like to resist lumping him in with the rest of the British grand tour winners this year, except that’s exactly how they proceed too (plus time trialling, not a subject of much interest at the Vuelta). Really, the only distinction I can make among their respective wins this year is that Yates’ triumph is the lesser of the three, because Thomas won the Tour and Froome broke Yates, the very same Yates, to win the Giro. Anyway, the job of today is to kick around what we ...
Vuelta champ Yates still thinking about Giro
Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana, his first grand tour victory, but he's still bitter about losing the Giro d'Italia. Read the full article at Vuelta champ Yates still thinking about Giro on VeloNews.com .
Doull looking for 2019 Grand Tour start
Owain Doull has set himself the goal of gatecrashing a Team Sky Grand Tour squad in 2019. The talented Welshman has been with the team for two seasons and is set to extend that stay for the foreseeable future after agreeing terms on a new contract, but he is yet to make his Grand Tour debut – a target now firmly in his sights. "I'm getting on a bit now. I'm 25 now so I'll be 26 next year, and to not have done a Grand Tour yet is quite a big thing for me and my development. Everyone talks about the difference it makes once you've done one, so obviously that's a big objective for me for next year," he recently told Cyclingnews at the Canadian WorldTour events in Quebec and then Montreal . "I have to keep pushing towards that, and keep proving to the team that I ...
British cycling celebrates historic triple of Grand Tour success
When Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) stepped up onto the podium of the Vuelta a España on Sunday for one last time, he was completing an unprecedented Grand Tour 'set' of success for Great Britain. Prior to Chris Froome in the Giro d'Italia , Geraint Thomas in the Tour de France and Yates in the Vuelta a España, no nation had ever taken all three Grand Tours in the same year with different riders. What makes those results even more remarkable is that before 2018, Britain had never won the Giro d'Italia, and before 2017, the country had never won the Vuelta a España – and that for Yates and Thomas, these are first-time Grand Tour successes. There has been a run of more than five Grand Tour wins in the past by the same nation and it has been equalled, too, but it is not easy to compare. The French won ...
Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain
After many years of promise, Yates secures first grand tour victory having taken a different path from Team Sky's big-budget approach Read the full article at Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain on VeloNews.com .
Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates seals vintage year for British cycling with overall victory
Joe Robinson 16 Sep 2018 Yates secures red as Elia Viviani takes yet another victory for Quick-Step Floors Simon Yates rolled into Madrid to secure a historic victory in the Vuelta a Espana, rounding off an 'annus mirabilis' for Great British cycling as they take home victory in all three Grand Tours in 2018. Yates's Vuelta red joins Chris Froome's Giro d'Italia victory and Geraint Thomas's Tour de France win as Britain becomes the first nation to win all three Grand Tours in one season with three individual riders. Britain also becomes the first country to take five back-to-back Grand Tour victories, starting with Froome's 2017 Tour win. In terms of stage honours, that went to Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) who left his sprint late to overcome World Champion Peter Sagan who had to settle for second. The peloton sprung into action with a furious pace for the final 10km ...
Triumphant Yates won’t turn back on his aggressive style
Yates balances aggression and moderation to banish Giro demons and become the first Brit to win a grand tour outside of Team Sky's structure Read the full article at Triumphant Yates won’t turn back on his aggressive style on VeloNews.com .
Yates defends Vuelta lead with ride worthy of win
Yates played it perfectly in both dangerous penultimate stage and throughout the Vuelta, proving lessons have been learned from Giro sting Read the full article at Yates defends Vuelta lead with ride worthy of win on VeloNews.com .
Vuelta podium turns upside down as Yates holds steady
Yates' victory marks a generational shift, with youthful pair Lopez and Mas completing the Vuelta podium. Brits have now taken a clean Read the full article at Vuelta podium turns upside down as Yates holds steady on VeloNews.com .
Vuelta a Espana 2018: Simon Yates seals historic British treble on Stage 20
Pete Muir 15 Sep 2018 Three Grand Tours; three different British riders Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott took third place on Stage 20 of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana – enough to secure victory in the overall race. The win is not yet official, as there is still Stage 21 to go, but Sunday's stage to Madrid is mainly ceremonial and should not affect the outcome. The stage was won by Quick-Step Floors' new wünderkind, Enric Mas, who had to battle with Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez all the way to the line. Yates was 23 seconds behind them, but far enough ahead of his main rivals to extend his lead on the GC. It's Yates' first Grand Tour win, and makes up for the disappointment of missing out on a win at the Giro d'Italia, where he spent 13 days in pink. The win for the 26-year-old from Bury, Lancashire, comes ...