Chaves stays put with Mitchelton-Scott

After a rough 2018 suffering through illness, Chaves bounced back this season, and was rewarded with a contract extension. Read the full article at Chaves stays put with Mitchelton-Scott on VeloNews.com .

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why

In early October, in the final weeks of the cycling season, the UCI announces the teams that have filed applications to compete at the different levels of the sport for the coming year. Earlier this week we covered the men’s WorldTour and ProTeam moves for 2020, and now it’s time to take a closer look … The post Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Out of contract 8: The best riders without a team for 2020

Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 If this team raced a Grand Tour, they would be leaving with plenty of stage wins and maybe the overall title The 2019 is all but finished, this Saturday's Il Lombardia being the last race of any significance, and there are still a whole host of world-class cyclists without a contract for next season. As things stand, Rohan Dennis, Sam Bennett, Esteban Chaves and Mark Cavendish are among the raft of talent yet to confirm their futures for 2020. Normally by now, all of your top-shelf talent would have announced their teams for the coming season but this year, things seem a little different. This could be down to the bizarre situation in which many of the best riders in the world have also found themselves on the move this winter already . Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana, Philippe Gilbert, Richard Carapaz to name but a ...

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Yates wins fruitful CRO Race for Mitchelton-Scott

Yates wins fruitful CRO Race for Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott kept things tight on the circuits of the final stage in Zagreb to defend Adam Yates' lead after he won the race's queen stage on Saturday. The Aussie outfit also took out the KOM and points jersey as Alessandro Fedeli (Delko Marseille Provence) just held on from the break to take the stage win on the cobbled finish.

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"That finishing circuit was bonkers!" Edmondson finishes second to Grosu at CRO Race

"That finishing circuit was bonkers!" Edmondson finishes second to Grosu at CRO Race

Eduard-Michael Grosu (Delko Marseille Provence) defied the expected sprint finale in Zadar, unhooking from the peloton with around a kilometre remaining to claim victory on Stage 2 of the 2019 CRO Race. Australia's Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott) beat home the reduced bunch before he and a number of riders was taken out by a race official.

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"That finishing ciruit was bonkers!" Edmondson finishes second to Grosu at CRO Race

"That finishing ciruit was bonkers!" Edmondson finishes second to Grosu at CRO Race

Eduard-Michael Grosu (Delko Marseille Provence) defied the expected sprint finale in Zadar, unhooking from the peloton with around a kilometre remaining to claim victory on Stage 2 of the 2019 CRO Race. Australia's Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott) beat home the reduced bunch before he and a number of riders was taken out by a race official.

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Van Vleuten posts incredible 105km solo World Championships victory to Strava

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 The all-conquering Dutchwoman bagged a lot of QoMs this weekend. Photo: SWPix.com Annemiek van Vleuten's 105km solo ride to her first elite women's World Championships road race title was one of the greatest rides - not only in Worlds history but professional cycling. Hitting the slopes of Lofthouse, just 40km into the 148km course, the Dutchwoman gambled. She rolled the dice with an attack intended to suss out the competition, not as a shot for victory as she later admitted. By the summit, however, she had dropped the entire field. The gap was sizeable enough that her coach back in the team car told her to push on. Before long, she had two minutes on the likes of Lizzie Deignan , Elisa Longo-Borghini and Chloe Dygert-Owen. They chased and chased but Van Vleuten had their measure. She never let up and never looked like getting ...

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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 .

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Weather conditions dominate as Mikkel Bjerg wins third U23 time trial World Championships

Weather conditions dominate as Mikkel Bjerg wins third U23 time trial World Championships

Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2019 Heavy rain saw many riders crash as Bjerg makes history with triple defence of World title Severe rain dominated proceedings as Denmark's Mikkel Bjerg took a third consecutive under 23 men's time trial World Championships . Heavy rain across the 32km course from Ripon to Harrogate cause severe flooding along the route, producing dangerous conditions and big crashes throughout the day. Bjerg, however, proved impervious to the dramatic weather, powering to a time of 40 minutes 20 seconds to beat American dup Ian Garrison and Brandon McNulty to second and third respectively. While Bjerg's record-breaking performance confirmed his place as one of the world's most talented time trial riders, conversation around the race is likely to be dominated by the weather. Bjerg's teammate J ohan Price-Pejtersen crashed after riding through a deep, unmarshaled puddle while Hungary's Attila Valter also escaped nasty injury despite coming off ...

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Mixed Team Time Trial Relay: A guide to the World Championships's newest event

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 A complete guide to the World Championships' newest event: the Mixed Team Time Trial Relay This weekend sees the best road cyclists on the planet descend onto Harrogate, Yorkshire for the beginning of the UCI World Championships . Across nine days, 15 individual events will crown a host of World Champions who will be able to dress resplendent in rainbow for the next 12 months. Among those races is the introduction of a brand new event: the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. Replacing the outgoing and utterly boring Team Time Trial event - which was ridden as trade teams, it is a brand new format that gets elite women and men racing together, going all out to bring home team gold for their respective nation. Below is a full guide to this new event and what we should expect. What is the Team Time Trial ...

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Mixed Team Time Trial Relay: A guide the the World Championships newest event

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 A complete guide to the World Championships' newest event: the Mixed Team Time Trial Relay This weekend sees the best road cyclists on the planet descend onto Harrogate, Yorkshire for the beginning of the UCI World Championships . Across nine days, 15 individual events will crown a host of World Champions who will be able to dress resplendent in rainbow for the next 12 months. Among those races is the introduction of a brand new event: the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. Replacing the outgoing and utterly boring Team Time Trial event - which was ridden as trade teams, it is a brand new format that gets elite women and men racing together, going all out to bring home team gold for their respective nation. Below is a full guide to this new event and what we should expect. What is the Team Time Trial ...

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Thomas and Swift to lead Great Britain at home World Championships

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 ...

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Mathieu van der Poel wins Tour of Britain 2019 with final Stage 8 sprint victory

Mathieu van der Poel wins Tour of Britain 2019 with final Stage 8 sprint victory

Peter Stuart 14 Sep 2019 Mathieu van der Poel takes sprint victory for a perfect finish to his successful Tour of Britain campaign Mathieu van der Poel of Team Corendon-Circus won the final sprint of Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain, against Cees Bol, in a decisive finale that saw him take an emphatic overall general classification win. Having powered to victory on Stage 7 into Burton Dassett yesterday, van der Poel was defending a 12-second lead in the Tour of Britain general classification, and pressure was on to avoid any major breaks in the pack. Matteo Trentin (Team Mitchelton-Scott), who sat in second place, made several brave attacks in the final kilometres, and contested the sprint, but an animated sprint with a mild clash of bodies saw van der Poel win the stage in a photo finish, extending his overall lead to 17 seconds, and becoming the 2019 ...

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Tour of Britain 2019: Mathieu van der Poel wins the Tour of Britain as he takes Stage 8 sprint victory

Tour of Britain 2019: Mathieu van der Poel wins the Tour of Britain as he takes Stage 8 sprint victo

Peter Stuart 14 Sep 2019 Mathieu van der Poel takes sprint victory for a perfect finish to his successful Tour of Britain campaign Mathieu van der Poel of Team Corendon-Circus won the final sprint of Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain, against Cees Bol, in a decisive finale that saw him take an emphatic overall general classification win. Having powered to victory on Stage 7 into Burton Dassett yesterday, van der Poel was defending a 12-second lead in the Tour of Britain general classification, and pressure was on to avoid any major breaks in the pack. Matteo Trentin (Team Mitchelton-Scott), who sat in second place, made several brave attacks in the final kilometres, and contested the sprint, but an animated sprint with a mild clash of bodies saw van der Poel win the stage in a photo finish, extending his overall lead to 17 seconds, and becoming the 2019 ...

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Tour of Britain 2019: Mathieu van der Poel wins again on Stage 7

Tour of Britain 2019: Mathieu van der Poel wins again on Stage 7

Jack Elton-Walters 13 Sep 2019 An entertaining day at the Tour of Britain with riders not yet ready to give up on the overall win, but none could match Van der Poel Mathieu van der Poel (Correndon-Circus) won Stage 7 of the 2019 Tour of Britain by beating his nearest rival Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) on the final steep ascent into Burton Dassett Country Park. The exciting finish came after a stage that started rapidly as the riders battled for the bonus seconds at the early intermeidate sprint and ended just as quickly as the strongest riders at the race contested the stage win. See related Tour of Britain 2019: Mathieu van der Poel in a league of his own on Stage 4 Tour of Britain 2019: Race reports, route, teams and all you need to know Yorkshire 2019 World Championships: Race schedule, routes and all you need to know Frenetic ...

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Tour of Britain 2019: Edoardo Affini wins Stage 6 time-trial as Mathieu van der Poel regains overall lead

Tour of Britain 2019: Edoardo Affini wins Stage 6 time-trial as Mathieu van der Poel regains overall

Jack Elton-Walters 12 Sep 2019 Affini spent a long time in the leader's chair but was rewarded with the stage win while Mathieu van der Poel regained the overall lead Edoardo Affini ( Mitchelton-Scott ) won the Stage 6 individual time-trial at the 2019 Tour of Britain as his teammate Matteo Trentin lost time in the second half of the ride. The time loss meant that Trentin surrendered the overall lead to Mathieu van der Poel (Correndon-Circus), from whom he'd taken the green jersey on the previous day. Van der Poel and Trentin had been equal-fastest at the intermediate split but both faded - to varying degrees - in the second half of the time-trial. See related Tour of Britain 2019: Race reports, route, teams and all you need to know Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage reports, start list, TV guide and all you need to know Yorkshire 2019 ...

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Caleb Ewan’s sprint position is the best. So why isn’t everyone using it?

It’s pretty obvious: if you can get down low in a sprint, you’re going to be more aerodynamic than if you’d stayed upright. You don’t need to do a bunch of research to realise that the ultra-low sprint position employed by Caleb Ewan is pretty effective. But hey, if research is what you’re after, that … The post Caleb Ewan’s sprint position is the best. So why isn’t everyone using it? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour of Britain 2019: Van der Poel loses race lead as Groenewegen takes Stage 5 win

Tour of Britain 2019: Van der Poel loses race lead as Groenewegen takes Stage 5 win

Joe Robinson 11 Sep 2019 Groenewegen completes hat-trick of stage wins as Matteo Trentin regains race lead Dylan Groenewegen ( Jumbo-Visma ) completed a hat-trick of stage wins on Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain into Birkenhead while Matteo Trentin ( Mitchelton-Scott ) leapfrogged Mathieu Van der Poel (Correndon-Circus) into the leader's jersey thanks to taking third on the stage. Jumbo-Visma launched a late lead-out train into Birkenhead Park to give Groenewegen a clear sprint to the line with the Dutchman eventually crossing the line comfortably ahead of 21-year-old Matt Walls (Team GB) who took an impressive second. Trentin managed to take four bonus seconds with third on the stage which was enough to regain the race lead from Van der Poel who finished in the main group. It gives the Italian a three-second lead heading into Stage 5's 14.5km time trial in Pershore, Worcestershire. See related Tour of ...

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Tour of Britain 2019: Van der Poel loses race lead as Groenewegen takes Stage 4 win

Tour of Britain 2019: Van der Poel loses race lead as Groenewegen takes Stage 4 win

Joe Robinson 11 Sep 2019 Groenewegen completes hattrick of stage wins as Matteo Trentin regains race lead Dylan Groenewegen completed a hattrick of stage wins on Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain into Birkenhead while Matteo Trentin leapfrogged Mathieu Van der Poel into the leader's jersey thanks to taking third on the stage. Jumbo-Visma launched a late lead-out train into Birkenhead Park to give Groenewegen a clear sprint to the line with the Dutchman eventually crossing the line comfortably ahead of 21-year-old Matt Walls who took an impressive second. Trentin managed to take four bonus seconds with third on the stage which was enough to regain the race lead from Van der Poel who finished in the main group. It gives the Italian a three-second lead heading into Stage 5's 14.5km time trial in Pershore, Worcestershire. The Liverpool leg Mathieu van der Poel stamped his mark on the Tour ...

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