Geoghegan Hart and Poels lead Ineos at Vuelta

Geoghegan Hart and Poels lead Ineos at Vuelta

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout Poels will be co-leaders for Team Ineos at the Vuelta a España which starts on Sunday on SBS, with Tour de France winner Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas sitting the three-week race out, the team announced.

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Geoghegan Hart and Poels lead Ineos at the Vuelta a Espana

Team Ineos during stage 2 of the Vuelta a Burgos

Team Ineos have announced their squad for the Vuelta a España , naming Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout Poels as joint leaders for the final Grand Tour of the year. With none of the team's main Grand Tour stars, Egan Bernal, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, heading to Spain, the race presents an opportunity for the British squad to take a blend of youth and experience. Geoghegan Hart, 24, was co-leader at the Giro d'Italia along with Pavel Sivakov, but he crashed out on stage 13, sustaining a broken collarbone as a result. He returned to racing at the Tour de Pologne, finishing fifth overall. Earlier in the season he took second at the Tour of the Alps, winning two stages along the way. The 31-year-old Poels comes to the race with 13 Grand Tour starts in his career, including a sixth place at the 2017 Vuelta. The Dutchman finished ...

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Who is favourite for the Vuelta a Espana and who should you be backing?

Who is favourite for the Vuelta a Espana and who should you be backing?

Joe Robinson 20 Aug 2019 The favourites for the Vuelta a Espana and the best prices from the bookmakers The 74th Vuelta a Espana begins on Saturday 24th August as three weeks of racing around Spain commences to find the next winner of the famous red jersey. Keeping up appearances, this year’s race will be a brutal mix of high-altitude climbs, relentlessly steep gradients and pounding heat that often gives young General Classification riders and eternal nearly-men the chance to shine. Lancastrian Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott is current champion although absent in the defence of his title. Three back-to-back Grand Tours seem to have taken their toll on the Brit who has opted for some well-earned rest. Last year’s second-place finished Enric Mas ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) will also be taking a rain check after racing the Tour de France in July, meaning the only present rider from last year’s podium ...

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Geoghegan Hart and Poels to lead Team Ineos at Vuelta a Espana

Geoghegan Hart and Poels to lead Team Ineos at Vuelta a Espana

Joe Robinson 20 Aug 2019 Geraint Thomas skips Vuelta a Espana as British team backs youth in Spain Tao Geoghegan Hart will be given the opportunity to lead Team Ineos at the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out the Giro d'Italia earlier in the year as Geraint Thomas skips the race to focus on the World Championships in Yorkshire . The London-born climber will share General Classification responsibilities with Dutch super-domestique Wout Poels at the race that starts with a team time trial in Torrevieja on Saturday 24th August . Geoghegan Hart was handed joint leadership at the Giro in May, alongside Pavel Sivakov, but was forced to abandon on Stage 13 after a crash. He will now be afforded a second opportunity to race for General Classification in a year at the Grand Tour he made his debut at 12 months ago. Poels will also be supported in his ...

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How to watch the Vuelta a Espana - Live streams from anywhere

The 2019 Vuelta a Espana route

The final Grand Tour of the 2019 season, the Vuelta a España , is about to get underway, and you won't want to miss a single moment of the action as riders who have been denied success in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia have one final shot at glory. It's another stacked field for the Spanish Grand Tour, despite a no-go for Tour de France runner-up Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos). The Tour's third place finisher, Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) is on the provisional start list with teammate George Bennett a possible contender. Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First), the Giro's best young rider Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and 2017's fourth place overall finisher Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) can all be considered favourites. Cyclingnews will have full live reports, with news and photos from inside of the race as it happens, along with extensive reporting on the stage and its players throughout ...

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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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Thomas and Alaphilippe return to racing at the Deutschland Tour

Geraint Thomas at the Ineos rest day press conference in Nîmes.

Geraint Thomas and Julian Alaphilippe have ended any speculation that they would ride the Vuelta a España , with both riders named on a star-studded entry list for the Deutschland Tour, which will be held between August 29-September 1. The Vuelta a España starts on August 24 and ends on September 15. Tao Geoghegan Hart is expected to lead Team Ineos at the the third Grand Tour of the season. The four-day stage race will be Thomas' first race since he finished second behind Ineos teammate Egan Bernal at the Tour de France. It will mark the start of the Welshman's final part of the 2019 season, with the time trial at the road race World Championships in Yorkshire expected to be a major goal. The Tour of Britain (September 7-14) could offer Thomas a final block of racing before the World Championships, which run from September 22 to 29. ...

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Reasons to be cheerful: What to expect from the rest of the 2019 cycling season

Joe Robinson 13 Aug 2019 From a home Worlds to the return of Van der Poel, there's still plenty to expect from the 2019 cycling season The Tour de France may be over and the Spring Classics may be a distant memory but the 2019 cycling season still has plenty to offer. In fact, there are still eight men’s WorldTour and seven women’s WorldTour races still to be settled and the small issues of a World Championships in Yorkshire too. The final, and often most unpredictable, Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espana , is coming up soon and the last of the five Monuments, Il Lombardia, is still there to be settled. The latter half of the season can produce some of the very best racing. Top riders are often tired, some are battling for a new contract or team to carry them through the next season ...

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Craddock: Missing the Tour de France was extremely disappointing

Lawson Craddock (EF Education First)

Aside from Geraint Thomas' win and the usual slurry of crashes and abandons, one of the most compelling stories of the 2018 Tour de France was Lawson Craddock 's battle to finish the three-week race after breaking his clavicle on the opening day. The 27-year-old American battled through the pain, using publicity from the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the velodrome in Texas where he started racing. It was no wonder, then, that the EF Education First rider was intensely focused on returning to the French Grand Tour this year to have another crack. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. EF Education First passed over Craddock, taking a roster the team believed was best suited to support the GC ambitions of Rigoberto Uran and Tejay van Garderen. Craddock was obviously heartbroken. "Initially, it was very disappointing," he said Monday after finishing second in the Tour of Utah prologue ...

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Commentary: Geraint Thomas should race the Vuelta a España

There are a lot of reasons why Geraint Thomas should race the Vuelta — the Spanish grand tour is there for the taking Read the full article at Commentary: Geraint Thomas should race the Vuelta a España on VeloNews.com .

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BikeRadar Awards launched ahead of 2019 Cycle Show

The Cycle Show

We'll be scouring the halls of The Cycle Show to bring you our pick of the best bikes and gear

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Chris Froome: Egan Bernal's life is about to change forever

Chris Froome during stage 3 at Criterium du Dauphine

Although he's said he plans to target the 2020 Tour de France , Chris Froome has also said that he expects 22-year-old teammate and 2019 champion Egan Bernal "to do amazing things in our sport", while admitting that he didn't quite expect a challenge from the young Colombian prodigy so soon. "I could see in the early days with Egan that he was a huge talent," Froome said in a video interview Team Ineos released late last week. "He's someone who is going to go on to do amazing things in our sport, but I didn't expect to have him down as the 2019 winner of the Tour de France." Froome, of course, missed the chance to win a record-tying fifth Tour this year when he crashed out of the Critérium du Dauphiné with multiple fractured bones. Team Ineos still had defending champion Geraint Thomas on the roster, but it ...

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Bernal would welcome Carapaz at Team Ineos

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) will wear yellow into Paris at the Tour de France

Tour de France winner Egan Bernal was welcomed home to Zipaquirá, Colombia by huge crowds gathered in a public square, walking out onto a stage festooned with Tour de France-themed graphics and a banner declaring "Orgullo Zipaquireno" (Zipaquireno pride). Earlier in the day, Team Ineos posted a video in which four-time Tour winner Chris Froome said: "Egan's life is about to change forever". Having raced in Colombia in February, Froome predicted: "I don't quite think he knows what's going to hit him when he gets home." The 22-year-old seemed relaxed as he thanked the fans for coming before taking a seat on a sofa along with his Credit Lyonnais stuffed lion to talk about what winning the Tour de France meant to him. "A lot of people talk about the new era, maybe I can win another Tour de France, I am not sure about that, what I am sure ...

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Cycling community pays tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht

Bjorg Lambrecht celebrates winning stage 3 of the Tour des Fjords in 2018

The cycling community has paid tribute to the sudden loss of one of its own, Bjorg Lambrecht , who tragically died following a crash during stage 3 at the Tour de Pologne on Monday. Lambrecht was just 22 years old. Lambrecht, who raced for the WorldTour team Lotto Soudal, crashed into a concrete culvert partway through the 150km stage, although it is unclear why he fell. Race doctors provided medical treatment to Lambrecht at the side of the road but his condition didn't allow him to be transported to hospital by helicopter. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he later died during surgery. Race organisers cancelled the post-race ceremonies as the cycling community mourns the loss of Lambrecht. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe), who won the stage, expressed his condolences to Lambrecht's family and teammates at Lotto Soudal. "Today, the result of the race doesn't matter. I was devastated to ...

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Rollapaluza likely to end as director leaves company to concentrate on Extinction Rebellion

Rollapaluza likely to end as director leaves company to concentrate on Extinction Rebellion

Peter Stuart 5 Aug 2019 The indoor roller racing event has seen Chris Hoy, Geraint Thomas and Alan Davies are amongst Rollapaluza’s past racers Indoor roller racing event Rollapaluza has been a popular and often beer-fuelled annual event since 2007, but now looks likely to come to an end as director Caspar Hughes leaves the company to pursue environmental activism. The event, which let competitors race on static rollers against the clock, was both an annual event and portable installation for various festivities and corporate events. It was formed in 2007 in the midst of the boom in fixed gear bike couriers and was initially aimed at raising funds for working couriers. Rollapaluza was subsequently a big hit with the wider cycling community and was showcased on the ITV4 Cycling Show and saw a host of famous cyclists participate – including Chris Hoy, Geraint Thomas, Philip Hindes, Victoria Pendleton and ...

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Geraint Thomas aims for World Championship time trial glory

Geraint Thomas at start of TT nats 2018.JPG

Tour de France runner-up sets late season goal after a brief break from the bike post-Paris

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Froome’s recovery ‘ahead of predictions,’ still aiming for a fifth Tour title

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Supported by Chris Froome is determined to bid for a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year after the horrific injuries he suffered in a crash ruled him out of this year’s edition. The 34-year-old, whose Ineos teammate Egon Bernal won the Tour last weekend, says he is ahead of schedule in recovering from the accident … The post Froome’s recovery ‘ahead of predictions,’ still aiming for a fifth Tour title appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Froome undeterred by injuries, eyes fifth Tour de France title

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Supported by Chris Froome is determined to bid for a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year after the horrific injuries he suffered in a crash ruled him out of this year’s edition. The 34-year-old, whose Ineos teammate Egon Bernal won the Tour last weekend, says he is ahead of schedule in recovering from the accident … The post Froome undeterred by injuries, eyes fifth Tour de France title appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Chris Froome targets 2020 Tour de France as he continues rehabilitation

Chris Froome (Team Ineos) ahead of the opening stage at the Criterium du Dauphine

Chris Froome has set himself the target of competing in the 2020 Tour de France as he continues his rehabilitation from the injuries that ruled him out of this year’s race . Froome sustained a broken femur as well as fractures to his hip, elbow, sternum and vertebrae when he crashed while reconnoitring the stage 4 time trial at Critérium du Dauphiné in June. The Briton spent more than three weeks in hospital but during the final week of the race, he posted a video to social media which showed him pedalling with one leg on a turbo trainer. On Saturday, Team Ineos posted a longer video interview with Froome, who described the early stages of his rehabilitation and outlined his intention to return in time for next year’s Tour. Froome’s Ineos teammate Egan Bernal won the 2019 Tour, with Geraint Thomas placing second overall. It was the British team’s ...

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"We're going to have some questions about leadership" says Geraint Thomas about prospect of lining up at next year’s Tour alongside Chris Froome and Egan Bernal

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Ineos could field three different Tour-winners at next year’s race

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