Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain

Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain

Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 Jumbo-Visma rider joins compatriot Mathieu van der Poel as latest rider confirmed for British stage race Four-time Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will lead a talented Jumbo-Visma team at the Tour of Britain next month . The Dutch sprinter has been confirmed for the week-long stage race which starts in Glasgow on Saturday 7th September and will look to build upon his two stage wins at the race from his two previous visits. Gronenwegen made his debut at the Tour of Britain in 2016, winning the stage into Builth Wells, before returning in 2017 to win the stage into Cheltenham as well as the points classification. It will continue a successful season for the sprinter from Amsterdam who already has 14 wins including Stage 2 (TTT) and Stage 7 of the Tour de France last month. While the 26-year-old will focus on the ...

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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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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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Chaves the point man for Mitchelton-Scott at Vuelta a España

Chaves the point man for Mitchelton-Scott at Vuelta a España

Mitchelton-SCOTT has named its eight-man squad led by Esteban Chaves for the 2019 Vuelta a España with a focus on stage wins and a place on the overall podium.

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Marianne Vos: Bastianelli was too strong in Vargarda

Marta Bastianelli (Virtu) beats Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) to win Postnord Vargarda WestSweden

Having won the race three times before, in 2009, 2013, and 2018, Marianne Vos ( CCC-Liv ) was among the favourites for Sunday's Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden Road Race . Wearing the bib number one as last year's winner, Vos came into the race aiming to defend her title but was pipped at the line by a faster sprinter - Marta Bastianelli. "Marta was too strong," Vos said of the Italian champion, who will be one of Vos' biggest rivals at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire next month. Vos and Bastianelli are both eyeing the world title on the Yorkshire route, and the Vargarda road race was one of the last opportunities for the peloton's top sprinters and puncheurs to compete against one another in a one-day format before the race for the rainbow jersey. Vos has won the elite women's road race world title on three occasions (2006, ...

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BinckBank Tour: Ganna wins stage 6 time trial

Filippo Ganna (Team INeos) wins the stage 6 time trial at BinckBank Tour

Filippo Ganna ( Team Ineos ) won the BinckBank Tour 's 8.4km time trial around Den Haag in the Netherlands on Saturday as Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) extended his overall race lead before Sunday's final stage on the Muur van Geraardsbergen. Ganna is the current Italian national time trial champion and used his power and bike skills on the city centre circuit to set a time of 9:16. Fellow Italian rouleur Eduardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott) was five seconds slower, with Netherlands national time trial champion Jos Van Emden (Jumbo-Visma) third at eight seconds. It was Ganna's third time trial win of the 2019 season after success at the Tour de Provence and the Italian national time trial championships. "It was my first victory in the Italian national jersey and I was very happy with my performance and my time, too," Ganna said. "I'm feeling better after a small crash two days ...

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Yates brothers to skip Vuelta; Chaves to lead Mitchelton-Scott

The Australian team will race for the podium with Chaves; defending champion Simon Yates decides to miss the Spanish grand tour. Read the full article at Yates brothers to skip Vuelta; Chaves to lead Mitchelton-Scott on VeloNews.com .

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Kaden Groves on his speedy rise to the WorldTour

Kaden Groves on his speedy rise to the WorldTour

Kaden Groves was recently announced by Mitchelton-Scott as the next Australian to make the jump to the World Tour. Cycling Central caught up with the prodigious youngster to find out more.

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Chaves headlines Mitchelton-Scott at Vuelta a Espana

Mitchelton-Scott's Esteban Chaves attacks near the end of stage 17 at the Giro

Mitchelton-Scott have announced their squad for the Vuelta a España , with Esteban Chaves taking a leadership role on his return to the Spanish Grand Tour after two years away. Basque rider Mikel Nieve, who won a stage at the race in 2010, will be the primary support rider for Chaves, along with Damien Howson, while Slovenian sprinter Luka Mezgec comes to the race in strong form having won two stages at the Tour de Pologne. Reigning champion Simon Yates was rumoured to be considering a return to the race, what would have been his third Grand Tour of the season, but has not been included in Mitchelton-Scott's lineup. Chaves was forced to miss last year's edition of the race after struggling with mononucleosis through the second half of 2018. Chaves returned to racing in February, building his way up to the Giro d'Italia, where he took a stage win ...

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Young sprinter Groves talks through his rise to the World Tour

Young sprinter Groves talks through his rise to the World Tour

Kaden Groves was recently announced by Mitchelton-Scott as the next Australian to make the jump to the World Tour. Cycling Central caught up with the prodigious youngster to find out more.

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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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Tuft to retire at end of 2019 and take up gravel bike guiding

Svein Tuft joined Rally UHC from Mitchelton-Scott

Svein Tuft will finally bring an end to his professional cycling career at the end of 2019, with gravel bike guiding among a series of projects on the horizon of retirement. Tuft started his career back in 2002 and, as he puts it, has had his "foot on the gas for the best part of 20 years". After his eight-year stint with Mitchelton-Scott came to an end in 2018, he was on the verge of retirement until Pro Continental outfit Rally UHC Cycling offered him a contract in a support and mentoring role. The move has breathed new life into his career but, with the season coming to an end, there's no real temptation for the 42-year-old to go one further. "I'll be done this year," Tuft told Cyclingnews in Å at the start of the opening stage of the Arctic Race of Norway on Thursday. "As you get to ...

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Zeits signs for Mitchelton-Scott after twelve years with Astana

Andrey Zeits leading Tony Martin in the Tour de France peloton on stage 10

Andrey Zeits will join Mitchelton-Scott for the 2020 season, bringing the curtain down on a twelve-year spell with Astana . The Kazakhstani rider turned professional in 2008 and has started and finished 18 Grand Tours during his tenure at Astana. A strong all-rounder, Zeits established himself as one of Astana's key domestiques during his time with the team. He helped Vincenzo Nibali to Giro d’Italia victory in 2013 and 2016, and was also in the Astana team that supported Fabio Aru when he won the Vuelta a España in 2015. The 32-year-old has one victory as a professional, a stage win on the 2015 Tour of Hainan. "I have spent 12 years in Astana from the first year I became a professional and have worked with a lot of great Grand Tour riders, including Contador, Nibali, Aru, Landa and López," Zeits said in a statement on Wednesday. "My speciality is ...

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Your guide to notable 2019-2020 men’s WorldTour transfers

Supported by It’s transfer season in the world of professional cycling, and that means teams are announcing rider signings practically every day of the week. This year’s transfer cycle has already seen some very big names agree to don new kit for the coming season, and many more notables are expected to make their 2020 plans public … The post Your guide to notable 2019-2020 men’s WorldTour transfers appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Win a Bahrain-Merida jersey signed by Vincenzo Nibali

Win a Bahrain Merida Sportful jersey signed by Vincenzo Nibali

This month, two listeners of the Cyclingnews podcast have the opportunity to walk away with a brand new Bahrain-Merida jersey, signed by Vincenzo Nibali . For your chance to win, all you need to do is head over to our iTunes page and review the Cyclingnews podcast. In addition, the lovely team over at Sportful have provided our listeners with a 20% discount on all products at Sportful.com. Throughout August, all you need to do is head to their website and use the code: cyclingnews20. Long-time friends of the podcast, Sportful, have kindly supplied us with two of their Bodyfit Team jersey, which features an anatomic, yet comfortable fit, temperature regulating DryPro fabric, and reflective detailing throughout. Both have been signed by three-time Grand Tour winner, and the winner of the penultimate stage of this year’s Tour de France into Val Thorens, Vincenzo Nibali. The Cyclingnews podcast is a great ...

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Groves receives a late season call from Mitchelton-SCOTT

Groves receives a late season call from Mitchelton-SCOTT

Young Australian Kaden Groves has been picked up by Mitchelton-Scott as a stagiaire for the remainder of the 2019 season ahead of a full-time role with the team in 2020.

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Groves steps up to Mitchelton-Scott WorldTour team

Kaden Groves of the Mitchelton-BikeExchange

Having so far spent the 2019 season with SEG Racing Academy, Kaden Groves will return to the GreenEdge fold next month as a stagiaire for Mitchelton-Scott , before starting his first full season with the Australian WorldTour team in 2020. Groves rode for the Continental development team Mitchelton-BikeExchange for the second half of 2018, winning stages of the Tour of Qinghai Lake, the Tour of Quanzhou Bay, and the Tour of Fuzhou, all in China, having started the season with the St. George Continental Cycling Team. According to Mitchelton-Scott, the 20-year-old Australian sprinter from Gympie, in Queensland, is likely to head to the environment of a WorldTour outfit for the first time at UCI-ranked 1.HC race the Brussels Cycling Classic on September 7. "After experiencing new challenges and a European calendar with SEG Racing Academy, I feel ready to develop further in the professional peloton and learn from the experience ...

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Youth and experience to combine for Mitchelton-Scott at BinckBank Tour

Jack Bauer (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott will take a squad that contains a mixture of youth and experience to WorldTour stage race the BinckBank Tour , which gets under way in Beveren, Belgium, on Monday. Veteran riders Michael Albasini, Jack Bauer and Cameron Meyer will line up alongside neo-pros Edoardo Affini and Callum Scotson, and second-year pro Rob Stannard, while 26-year-old New Zealander Dion Smith splits the difference, age-wise, to complete the seven-man squad. Smith's compatriot Bauer knows the Belgo-Dutch race well, and appears to be putting his hand up for a leadership role for this year's BinckBank Tour by taking aim at the importance of the short 8.4km individual time trial that takes place around The Hague, in the Netherlands, on Saturday. "If you want to have a good overall, or be up there for any of the stages, you've got to be on your toes in this race," Bauer said on the team's ...

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Ilnur Zakarin signs two-year contract at CCC Team

Ilnur Zakarin at the Vuelta a España team presentation

Russian Grand Tour specialist Ilnur Zakarin has signed a two-year deal with CCC Team. The 29-year-old has spent his entire WorldTour career with Katusha but the move to CCC Team has been on the cards for several months. Zakarin has been looking for a fresh start for some time and with Katusha unable to sign riders beyond this year due to their uncertain future, CCC Team have stepped in to take the former Vuelta a Espana podium finisher. The news of Zakarin’s arrival comes on the back of Matteo Trentin’s switch from Mitchelton-Scott to the Polish team. “This new contract with CCC Team is a new chapter in my life. Regardless of the fact that this season has been very intense, I am very excited and looking forward to the next one,” Zakarin said in a statement released by his team for 2020. “I really want to prove myself and ...

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Analysing the 2019 transfer market with teams and agents – Podcast Special

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) wins stage 20 at the Tour de France

In this week's episode of the Cyclingnews podcast – brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville – we analyse the transfer market, and we have three special guests, with Matt White from Mitchelton-Scott joined by rider agents Martijn Berkhout from SEG and Joao Correira from Corso. First up, we have some exciting news for our readers. Our lovely friends at Sportful have come up with a 20% discount on all products at sportful.com . All you have to do is head to their website and use the code: cyclingnews20. This deal is in place throughout all of August. Sticking with Sportful, we have two signed Bahrain-Merida jerseys from Vincenzo Nibali to give away. All you have to do to win is go to our iTunes page and give us a review. We'll pick the two lucky winners later this month. Finally, on jerseys, our signed ...

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