Tour Down Under: Porte takes sixth consecutive Willunga win, Impey seals overall victory

Tour Down Under: Porte takes sixth consecutive Willunga win, Impey seals overall victory

Bevin loses grip on GC to allow Impey to become first rider in race's history to retain title. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Porte takes sixth consecutive Willunga win, Impey seals overall victory on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan is relegated

Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan is relegated

Jasper Philipsen is declared the winner of the Tour Down Under's fifth stage after Caleb Ewan is relegated for irregular sprinting. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan is relegated on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Down Under: Impey wins stage 4

Tour Down Under: Impey wins stage 4

2018 Tour Down Under winner Daryl Impey tops Patrick Bevin to win stage 4. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Impey wins stage 4 on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Down Under: Sagan sprints to his first win of 2019

Tour Down Under: Sagan sprints to his first win of 2019

Peter Sagan sprints to victory in stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Sagan sprints to his first win of 2019 on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Down Under: Bevin snags first WorldTour win

Tour Down Under: Bevin snags first WorldTour win

The New Zealander capitalizes on a crash near the finish to surge ahead and sprint to victory in Wednesday's stage 2. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Bevin snags first WorldTour win on VeloNews.com .

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Five things to watch at the TDU

Five things to watch at the TDU

GC clash expected to come down to closing-day finalse on Old Willunga Hill thanks to redesigned course. Read the full article at Five things to watch at the TDU on VeloNews.com .

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Preview: Your guide to the 2019 men’s Santos Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest bike race in Australia and the first race on the 2019 men’s WorldTour calendar. It’s had a bit of a shake-up this year with the queen stage moving to the final day which should make for exciting racing until the very end. Read on for our preview … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2019 men’s Santos Tour Down Under appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Saronni steps back as new UAE Team Emirates medical, coaching staff revealed

Giuseppe Saronni was on hand at the team camp

Giuseppe Saronni has revealed he is stepping back from an important management role at UAE Team Emirates as the WorldTour team bring in a raft of changes to their medical and coaching staff. UAE Team Emirates signed Fernando Gaviria and have also brought in Allan Peiper and Neil Stephens as new directeurs sportif for 2019. Other new signings include Sergio Henao from Team Sky, Ivo and Rui Oliveira and Jasper Philipsen from Hagens Berman Axeon and Tour de L’Avenir winner Tadej Pogacar. Dan Martin, Fabio Aru, Diego Ulissi, Rui Costa and Alexander Kristoff remain as other team leaders. South Africa’s Jeroen Swart is the new medical director. New team doctors include Adriano Rotunno and Jarrad Van Zuydam from Dimension Data and Jason Suter. They will work with Italian doctor Michele De Grandi. Swart lead the physiological lab tests into Chris Froome’s ability following the intense scrutiny of his 2015 Tour ...

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Offseason Capsule: UAE

UAE’s 2018 was ordinary. 2019 could be much better. A reminder: this was written and scheduled before Lombardia. So if one of these guys wins a monument, or the team folds, or aliens invade… I’m sorry I didn’t cover it. When the UAE hegemony comes, and the history books are re-written, they’ll look back on 2018 as a bridging year. It was fine. Some good moments, but plenty of periods of irrelevance, too. What we said last year This was the boss’ contribution , and he looked at the big-picture move from a poor Italian team to a big-money squad with Italian roots and global interest. He also covered the arrival of Aru, Martin and Kristoff. Nothing was over the top, but there was broad short- and long-term enthusiasm for the project. There was also some justified concern in the post and the comments over the lack of “middle” to ...

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Still hungry: Dan Martin profile

James Witts 19 Oct 2018 Ireland’s Dan Martin talks to Cyclist about gastronomy, dope cheats and riding through the pain of that crash at last year’s Tour This article first appeared in Issue 75 of Cyclist Magazine Words James Witts Photography Sean Hardy Search online for Dan Martin and you may come across an Instagram image of his wife, Jess, eating what appears to be a miniature globe on the end of stick. It has been plucked from an ornate structure that looks more like a work of modern art than a meal. ‘That was at El Celler de Can Roca,’ Martin says of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Girona, voted world number one in 2013 and 2015. ‘It was from the taster menu. The Roca brothers [chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi] travel for two months each year to seek inspiration, and then create mouthfuls representing a destination they’ve been to. ...

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Turkey stage 6: Bennett claims hat-trick of wins, Prades grabs GC

Turkey stage 6: Bennett claims hat-trick of wins, Prades grabs GC

Bennet wins with powerful 1.5km jump, Lutsenko left in second place on GC after Prades grabs it on time bonuses Read the full article at Turkey stage 6: Bennett claims hat-trick of wins, Prades grabs GC on VeloNews.com .

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Turkey: Hodeg takes stage 5 sprint, Lutsenko retains overall lead

Turkey: Hodeg takes stage 5 sprint, Lutsenko retains overall lead

Hodeg secures fifth win of his neo-pro season, whilst double stage winner Bennett loses leadout man to finish fourth. Read the full article at Turkey: Hodeg takes stage 5 sprint, Lutsenko retains overall lead on VeloNews.com .

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Tour of Turkey: Hodeg wins stage 5

Alvaro Hodeg (QuickStep Floors) points to the winner

Alvaro Hodeg ( Quick-Step Floors ) took his fifth season win and his teams 71st victory, as he won the bunch sprint of the fifth stage at the Tour of Turkey . John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) was second, with Katusha-Alpecin’s Nathan Haas third. Alexey Lutsenko of Astana retained his overall lead, while Haas moved up to second, only four seconds down. Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) dropped to third in the same time as Haas. There was much shoulder bumping in the lead in to the finish line, but Hodeg moved to the front after lead-out man Max Richeze, winner of the first stage, peeled off, and his win was never in doubt. Degenkolb pulled up strongly for second, with Haas also putting in a surge for third. Double stage winner Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe) was a disappointing fourth. The 137.7km stage was another day for the sprinters. A five-man break group ...

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Turkey: Lutsenko climbs to stage 4 win and takes race lead

Turkey: Lutsenko climbs to stage 4 win and takes race lead

Alexey Lutsenko wins stage 4 and rides into the overall race lead at the Tour of Turkey. Read the full article at Turkey: Lutsenko climbs to stage 4 win and takes race lead on VeloNews.com .

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Tour of Turkey: Lutsenko wins stage 4

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) wins stage 4 at Tour of Turkey and moves into overall lead

Alexey Lutsenko claimed victory on the hilltop finish at Selcuk on stage 4 of the 2018 Tour of Turkey, getting the better of Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) in the final dash to the line. Ulissi had triumphed on this very finish 12 months previously, and hit out with 150 metres to go, but Lutsenko came from behind and overhauled the Italian in the final 50 metres. Eduard Prades (Euskadi-Murias), who started to jump at the same time as Ulissi, took third place, Lutsenko having ripped past him. James Knox (Quick-Step Floors) was fourth, with a small gap back to the rest of what was a sizeable group of around 15 riders. "Today was a really long and hard day but this victory is important for me and my team. It's the last race of the season and my form is now coming back, but I'm very happy,” Lutsenko said. ...

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Turkey: Bennett strikes again in stage 3

Turkey: Bennett strikes again in stage 3

Sam Bennett sprints to victory again in stage 3 of the Tour of Turkey. Read the full article at Turkey: Bennett strikes again in stage 3 on VeloNews.com .

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Tour of Turkey team presentation - Gallery

Team Wb-Veranclassic Aqua Protect remember teammate Jimmy Duquennoy, who died last week.

With the 54th Presidential Tour of Turkey set to start Tuesday in Konya, Central Anatolia, the riders and teams gathered on stage Monday evening for the annual team presentation, where the race honoured Jimmy Duquennoy, who sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 23, and his WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic team dedicated a moment of silence to his memory. The Tour of Turkey, the penultimate stage race on the 2018 WorldTour calendar, appears to be back on solid footing with nine top-tier teams in attendance after a low of only four last year. This year's WorldTour teams are Astana, Bahrain-Merida, BMC Racing, Bora-Hansgrohe, Katusha-Alpecin, Quick-Step Floors, Team Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo and UAE Team Emirates. Some of the star attractions on the line include Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe), who are set to face off repeatedly in a race with numerous bunch finishes. John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) is ...

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Van Avermaet, Matthews headline Grands Prix Cyclistes de Quebec and Montreal

Greg Van Avermaet added to his overall lead on stage 10 of the Tour de France

Organisers of the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Quebec and Montreal have announced the headliners of this year's double Canadian WorldTour races will include Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), Michael Matthews (Sunweb), John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal). "I love these two races; every year they're among my main end-of-season challenges," Van Avermaet said in a press statement issued on Thursday. Van Avermaet won the GP de Montreal in 2016, and has thrice placed second at the GP de Quebec; in 2012 behind Simon Gerrans and in the 2016 and 2017 editions, losing both races to Peter Sagan. Sagan will not be returning to the two one-day races as he will instead be racing the Vuelta a España, which starts on Saturday in Malaga. Van Avermaet has had another strong season highlighted by the eight days he spent in the yellow jersey ...

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‘Banning TUEs could be a good idea:’ Kennaugh speaks his mind

British rider Peter Kennaugh is no longer part of Team Sky, but has nevertheless seen the scrutiny the team has been under in the media over the Bradley Wiggins TUE investigation and the Chris Froome salbutamol case. The Manxman believes there is a simple solution: get rid of therapeutic use exemptions altogether. “If I need … The post ‘Banning TUEs could be a good idea:’ Kennaugh speaks his mind appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Clásica San Sebastián: A Movable Feast

Bahia de la Concha, Donostia

The Clásica San Sebástian, aka Klasikoa Donostia, is happening Saturday, and it’s a good thing because I just don’t know what else it would take to get me up at dawn again to watch another bike race right now. There aren’t a lot of exceptions to the twin rules of “I need rest” and “the riders need rest” following the Tour. Nothing short of a charismatic setting, beautiful scenery and virtual guarantee of a fun race will do. The Klasikoa checks all the boxes. How do I know this? One, I watch a lot of cycling. And 2, Mrs. PdC just returned from a week by the shores of the Bahia de la Concha, and has much wisdom to impart as we approach this venerable race. So I am asking for her help in filling in any of the blanks. The Basics The course is a lot like last year, ...

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