Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’
Ecuadorian eager to return to the Italian grand tour with new team, possibly to start alongside Geraint Thomas Read the full article at Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’ on VeloNews.com .
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Mixed feelings in Harrogate following the World Championships
Myles Warwood 7 Oct 2019 Many people & businesses embraced the Worlds, but others are grumbling about the impact. Photos: Leon van Bon, Devin Ainslie, Myles Warewood After the World Championships in Harrogate, has Yorkshire's love affair with cycling come to an end? After the circus has rolled through town, what is left to show for it? These may seem like outlandish questions to ask if you watched the coverage of the women’s and men’s road races on the BBC. The fans came out to each corner of Yorkshire in their droves, despite the near-biblical rain, which made it one of the wettest World Championships in recent memory. Image 2 of 21 Image 2 of 21 Two Harrogates Harrogate itself had fans lining the streets of the route all afternoon waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the finest cyclists in the world. However, if you look past the ...
The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships
What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .
Geraint Thomas open to skipping Tour de France for Giro d'Italia in 2020
Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2019 With Bernal and Froome likely to be leading the charge, the 2018 winner may have to skip next year's Tour Geraint Thomas is considering switching his Grand Tour intentions to the Giro d'Italia as Team Ineos attempt to juggle three Tour de France champions for 2020. The Welshman won the Tour in 2018 and finished second in his defence earlier this year. However, with 2019 champion Egan Bernal likely to return for the number one bib next season and Chris Froome after a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey, Thomas has started to look towards other goals. 'You’d think Egan would want to ride the Tour again, obviously, being the defending champ. Froomey, it’s his big goal, he wants to win five,' said Thomas. 'Even if I did the Giro, it would still certainly excite me and get me out of bed in the morning.' Thomas added ...
Geraint Thomas to skip next year’s Tour de France and target Giro d’Italia?
Team Ineos has the past three winners of the race on its roster
Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas may target Giro in 2020
Welshman admits that the competition for leadership slots at Team Ineos may lean him toward a Giro return. Read the full article at Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas may target Giro in 2020 on VeloNews.com .
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 .
Rohan Dennis untouchable in individual time trial win at the World Championships
Joseph Delves 25 Sep 2019 Despite Primoz Roglic ruining his finish line photo, Rohan Dennis was still able to celebrate an emphatic win Rohan Dennis won the men’s elite time trial at the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire in dominant fashion. The Australian rider beat youngsters Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) and Filippo Ganna (Italiy) on a largely rain-free afternoon. Covering a lengthy 54 kilometres from Northallerton to Harrogate, Dennis got around in 1:05:05, one minute and nine seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Thankfully the terrible weather that had beset previous events was mostly absent. Setting off last, Dennis never looked in trouble, having been up at every split around the course. Riding a blacked-out BMC bike after falling out with his current Bahrain–Merida team, the result represents an emphatic return to form and a second consecutive title for the 29-year-old racer. With Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin all ...
Who to watch at the World Champs Men’s Elite Time Trial
Joseph Delves 25 Sep 2019 The contenders and home favourites at today’s race against the clock Following Chloe Dygert’s dominant ride in yesterday’s women’s race , today the elite men will get their chance against the clock. With conditions looking likely to be less diluvian, which riders are in the frame for the rainbow jersey? With the forecast prophesying rain, but the wind predicted to be low, the elite men should have an easier time of it than the under-23 men and elite women who rode yesterday. With the first rider off at 13:20BST, the somewhat lumpy 54 kilometre course from Northallerton to Harrogate should take them around an hour to complete. Due to Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin all being absent, the race might be a chance for a less established name to take the title. Yet with bookies divided as to who’s most likely to triumph, ...
Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title?
Rohan Dennis goes into Wednesday’s World Championships time trial as the defending champ and, realistically, the rider to beat. But it’s been far from a smooth run-in for the enigmatic Australian, who left the Tour de France in mysterious circumstances and hasn’t raced since. In the past two seasons Dennis has raced the Vuelta in … The post Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title? appeared first on CyclingTips .
Who are the bookies backing for the World Championships men's race?
Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 A guide to the favourites for the men’s elite road race in Harrogate on Sunday 29th September The UCI World Championships is already underway in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the final event is the elite men’s road race on Sunday 29th September. At 285km, it will be the longest World Championships road race in recent history, almost matching the mammoth 298km tackled at Milan-San Remo , just with a mighty 3,645m of elevation. After a long 180km lap of the Yorkshire Dales - which includes ascents of Kidstones Pass, Buttertubs and Grinton Moor - the men will enter Harrogate for seven laps of a 14km finishing circuit. It’s technical, negotiating plenty of narrow roads, tight corners and a few rude gradients in a loop that will sap the energy reserves of every rider. Particularly watch out for the tight bridge on Penny Pot Lane followed by ...
Geraint Thomas pulls out of world championships time trial due to lack of form
Former Tour de France champion switches focus to the road race, where he lines up in Great Britain's six-man team. Read the full article at Geraint Thomas pulls out of world championships time trial due to lack of form on VeloNews.com .
Geraint Thomas aims for World Championship time trial glory
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Geraint Thomas pulls out of World Championships time trial
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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 ...
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 .
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 ...
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 ...