Miguel Ángel López Is Officially Headed Back To Astana

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Miguel Ángel López is officially headed back to Astana Miguel Ángel López will join Astana Qazaqstan in 2022. Read More

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Astana-Premier Tech Will Become Astana Qazaqstan Next Season

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Astana-Premier Tech will become Astana Qazaqstan next season The Astana team has unveiled its new name for next year. Read More

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Preview: What You Need To Know About Stage 7 Of The Vuelta A España

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Preview: What you need to know about stage 7 of the Vuelta a España The "first true mountain stage" and one that's certainly worth watching. Read More

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2021 Vuelta A España Gc Favorites, Sprinters, And More

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Preview: Your guide to the 2021 Vuelta a España GC favorites, sprinters, and more Some of cycling's biggest stars are set to do battle on a challenging Vuelta parcours. Read More

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2021 Giro D’Italia Contenders, Sprinters And More

Your guide to the riders to watch at the 104th Giro d'Italia. The post Preview: Your guide to the 2021 Giro d’Italia contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Tour De France Contenders, Sprinters And More

Well, it’s starting two months later than normal, and there’s a good argument to say it shouldn’t be happening at all, but here we are, just a few days out from the 2020 Tour de France. We’ve already given you a stage-by-stage breakdown of this year’s route; now it’s time to bring you up to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Tour de France contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Five Predictions For ‘Week Three’ Of The Vuelta A España

It may sound crazy, but just one week of Grand Tour racing remains in the 2019 season. Week three of the Vuelta a España is all that’s left between us and eight long months without Grand Tour action. Hopefully this final week in Spain delivers enough excitement to hold us over until next year’s Giro … The post Five predictions for ‘week three’ of the Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Vuelta A Espana 2019: Mikel Iturria Escapes The Breakaway To Take Solo Win; Gc Riders Roll In 18 Minutes Later

Vuelta a Espana 2019: Mikel Iturria escapes the breakaway to take solo win; GC riders roll in 18 min

George Smith 4 Sep 2019 When the stage winner crossed the line, the GC group still had well over 12km to go Mikel Iturria (Euskadi-Murias) earned the biggest win of his career after soloing to victory from the day's breakaway group on Stage 11 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana . As the remnants of the breakaway rolled across the line, they did so with a gap of around 15 minutes to the peloton, who were enjoying a relaxing day ahead of the upcoming mountainous stages. The gap to the GC riders and their teams went out further and the group crossed the line 18:36 after the stage winner. Clesrly thinking they could save a bit of time by doing their recovery spin on the road rather than the rollers, the red jersey and his rivals took the last few kilometres very easy. With the mountains to come, who can ...

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Preview: 22 Things You Should Know About The 2019 Vuelta A España

It’s time for the Vuelta a España, the third and final Grand Tour of the season. The race gets underway this Saturday in Torrevieja and will be contested over 21 stages and 3,272km. Here’s what you should know about the 2019 Tour of Spain. The 2019 Vuelta is the race’s 74th edition. The Vuelta is … The post Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Lopez Leads Strong Astana Squad At Vuelta A Espana

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

Astana have named a strong squad to start the Vuelta a España , with a number of experienced riders heading to Spain in support of team leader Miguel Ángel López . The eight-man team, with key riders including Jakob Fuglsang and Luis León Sánchez, boasts an impressive 93 Grand Tour starts, an average age of 31.25, and eight stage race victories between them in 2019. López, who finished third at the Vuelta last year, heads up the team. The Colombian won Colombia 2.1 and the Volta a Catalunya earlier in the season, and was the best young rider at the Giro d'Italia. With two podium and four top ten placings from five career Grand Tours, he'll be aiming for the podium at least. Fuglsang has been one of the riders of the season in 2019 and could mount a GC challenge of his own. He lay in ninth at the ...

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Photo Gallery: Team Bikes Of The 2019 Tour De France, Part Two

In part one of this series, we showed you the road bikes of the Ineos, Deceuninck-Quicktep, CCC, Jumbo-Visma, and Trek-Segafredo teams, which obviously left an awful lot of lovely two-wheeled machinery still to cover. We’re now deep into the Tour de France, and in this round of tech coverage, we bring you the team bikes … The post Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part two appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour De France Teams For 2019 — Complete Startlist Plus The Favourites

Theuns and Dupont at Tour de France 2018

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Fuglsang To Spearhead Astana Gc Hopes At The Tour De France

Fuglsang to spearhead Astana GC hopes at the Tour de France

Astana will arrive at the Grand Départ of the 2019 Tour de France with Jakob Fuglsang as its general classification leader, supported by Alexey Lutsenko, Gorka Izagirre, Pello Bilbao, Magnus Cort, Luis Leon Sanchez, Omar Fraile, and Hugo Houle.

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Fuglsang Backed By 'Strong And Experienced' Astana Team At Tour De France

Jakob Fuglsang on the final Dauphine podium

Critérium du Dauphiné winner Jakob Fuglsang will lead a strong Astana team at the Tour de France, with Alexey Lutsensko, Pello Bilbao and Gorka Izagirre among the supporting cast. The eight-man roster is completed by Canada's Hugo Houle, Omar Fraile, Magnus Cort and Luis Leon Sanchez, giving the Kazakhstani team options for stage victories. "With this strong and experienced team, we are ready to fight for the best possible result," Astana manager Dmitriy Fofonov said in a statement released by the team. Although Fuglsang’s best-ever placing in a Grand Tour remains his 7th place on the 2013 Tour de France, he has added his name to the list of favourites for this year’s race after a remarkable sequence of performances and results so far in 2019. Fuglsang soloed to victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April and finished on the podium at Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Tirreno-Adriatico. The ...

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The Weekly Spin: Jakob Fuglsang’S Last, Best Chance To Win The Tour De France

Can a veteran rider well into his thirties who has never stood on a Grand Tour podium win the Tour de France? It happened last year with Geraint Thomas — another rider who had not historically been the strongest climber nor time trialist, but was always capable at both — and it could well happen … The post The weekly spin: Jakob Fuglsang’s last, best chance to win the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Alaphilippe Wins Dauphine Stage 6 As Yates Keeps Overall Lead

Supported by Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France, June 14, 2019 (AFP) – Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe powered to victory in the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday, edging out Gregor Muehlberger in a photo finish after a long breakaway. The 27-year-old claimed his 10th victory of the season, having also won the one-day Milan-San Remo, Fleche Wallonne and … The post Alaphilippe wins Dauphine stage 6 as Yates keeps overall lead appeared first on CyclingTips .

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'So Far, So Good' For Adam Yates At Criterium Du Dauphine

Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates finishes just ahead of Chris Froome (Team Ineos) on stage 2 of the 201

Mitchelton-Scott 's Tour de France hope, Adam Yates , kept pace with the main contenders on stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné on Monday, while teammate Jack Haig was able to infiltrate the day's main breakaway. Yates – who will lead the Australian WorldTour team at the Tour next month – was able to stay with the GC contenders on the final climb of the Côte-de-Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc. Although the group couldn't catch the day's winner Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) and breakaway companion Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Gobert), Yates finished in the company of Chris Froome (Team Ineos), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Groupama-FDJ's Thibaut Pinot to take 10th place on the stage and is also now 10th overall, 24 seconds behind current race leader Teuns. Haig, meanwhile – returning from a knee injury – was able to take the pressure off his teammates by featuring in the day's main breakaway, alongside such big names ...

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Power Analysis: Mathieu Van Der Poel’S Insane Amstel Gold

A look at the incredible power figures pushed by Mathieu van der Poel on his way to one of the most stunning finishes ever witnessed in pro road cycling The post Power analysis: Mathieu van der Poel’s insane Amstel Gold appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Weekly Spin: Deconstructing Mathieu Van Der Poel’S Improbable Amstel Gold Victory

It was one of the most thrilling finishes of a spring classic in modern history. After trailing by one minute with three kilometers remaining, cyclocross world champion Mathieu van der Poel, in his Amstel Gold Race debut, towed a chase group back into contention and improbably caught and passed the leaders with 125 meters remaining. … The post The weekly spin: Deconstructing Mathieu van der Poel’s improbable Amstel Gold victory appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Easter Rising: Van Der Poel Takes Shocking Amstel Gold Victory

van der Poel in disbelief

First Dutch winner comes from nowhere to take sprint In the most shocking finish at a northern classic in ages, Corendon’s Mathieu van der Poel came from nearly a minute behind race leaders Jakob Fuglsang and Julian Alaphilippe with three kilometers remaining, only to regroup in the final 300 meters as the race leaders played cat-and-mouse, and then punishing them for their tactics with a powerful sprint to the line that sent the home crowd into complete delirium. Van der Poel and his small group came into sight of the leaders just as Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski had joined the Fuglsang-Alaphilippe break, which moments earlier seemed absolutely assured of victory. But two became three, and with everyone on his wheel at the 600 meter sign van der Poel simply pounded the pedals to close on the leaders, disregarding the group glued to his wheel, and powered his way to the line ...

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