Colorado Classic: Dygert Owen makes it a clean sweep in Denver
Chloe Dygert Owen won Sunday's circuit race in Denver to complete a clean sweep of the Colorado Classic. Read the full article at Colorado Classic: Dygert Owen makes it a clean sweep in Denver on VeloNews.com .
Dygert-Owen wins the Colorado Classic
Chloe Dygert-Owen ( Sho-Air Twenty20 ) soloed to her fourth straight stage at the Colorado Classics to make it a clean sweep for the week and seal the final overall title. The American rider made it four-from-four with a decisive attack with 5km to go to leave her breakaway companion Janelle Cole (LUX-Flexential) and take a memorable win. As well as the four stage wins, and the GC, Dygert-Owen won every jersey going at the event. Cole hung on to take a well-deserved second place on the stage after she initiated the winning move, while Emma White (Rally UHC Cycling) finished at the front of the chasing bunch to take third on the day. Aside from the four stage wins and the overall victory, Dygert-Owen also took home the jerseys for best young rider, sprint classification and mountains classification. "We had a different role to play today in the race,” ...
Vuelta Stage 2: Nairo Quintana wins, Nicolas Roche in race lead
Six-man group gets away late on in stage, Ineos leaders Poels and Geoghegan Hart dropped
Vuelta a Espana: Quintana wins stage 2
Nairo Quintana (Movistar) laid down a huge marker on stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana with a fine solo stage win in Calpe. The Movistar leader attacked with just over 3km to go from an elite group of six and held off a late charge to win ahead of Nicholas Roche (Team Sunweb) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma). The six-man group formed with around 20km remaining on a stage that many predicted would end in a bunch sprint. The key move was sparked by a joint attack from Roche and Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton Scott) with the pair quickly joined by Quintana, Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First), Roglic, and Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates). The group of six was too strong for a chase that was lead by race leader Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) who was left isolated after a punishing stage. As the leaders slowly built on their advantage ...
Vuelta a España stage 2: Nairo Quintana makes statement of intent with strong stage win
Astana were caught off guard by series of attacks in the final 30km, with their team leader Miguel Angel Lopez losing the race lead and falling to fifth on GC. Read the full article at Vuelta a España stage 2: Nairo Quintana makes statement of intent with strong stage win on VeloNews.com .
Viviani wins EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) claimed his third straight EuroEyes Cyclassics victory in Hamburg on Sunday, taking out the bunch sprint ahead of Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data). The European champion timed his surge to perfection, waiting patiently as teammate Michael Morkov set a blistering pace into the final 200m then surged with such force that no one could come around. A hot and sunny late summer day welcomed the peloton to the 216km with a start and finish in Hamburg. In the relatively flat lands of northern Germany, decent climbs are hard to find, but this race always includes four times up the Waseberg - a 700m climb but with a gradient up to 9.7 per cent gradient. All four climbs come in roughly the last third of the race, with the final one only 8 km before finish. However, the race traditionally ends in ...
Jumbo-Visma promises aggressive racing after time trial crash
Jumbo-Visma look to take up the racing after bad luck struck on stage 1, with mechanicals, injuries, and a 40-second time loss being picked up in only 13.4km. Read the full article at Jumbo-Visma promises aggressive racing after time trial crash on VeloNews.com .
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Vuelta a Espana 2019: Late attack sees Nairo Quintana earn stage win
Joe Robinson 25 Aug 2019 Colombian puts down GC marker as Nico Roche takes overall lead after exciting final 25km Nairo Quintana surprised a small breakaway group with a late attack to take victory on Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana which was tipped to be for the sprinters and ended up being for the General Classification men. The Movistar rider shot ahead of a small group that included Primoz Roglic, Nico Roche, Rigoberto Uran, Fabio Aru and Mikel Nieve in the final 3km to prize out a small gap and solo to the win. Roche game second, while Roglic took third. This select group came after fireworks occurred on the day's final climb of the Alto de Puig Llorenca. An initial attack by Hugh Carthy of Education First saw the peloton explode across the road and draw out the race's top General Classification riders towards its summit which ...
Vos wins Ladies Tour of Norway
Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) has repeated last year's success at the Ladies Tour of Norway, winning three consecutive stages and the race overall again. On the final stage from the Svinesund bridge to Halden, Vos opened her sprint early and took the lead, winning stage 4 ahead of Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling) and Ilaria Sanguineti (Valcar Cylance). By winning the final stage in the yellow jersey, Vos obviously also is the overall race winner, 29 seconds ahead of Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and 41 seconds ahead of Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb). Additionally, Vos takes the lead in the UCI Women's WorldTour ranking. "It was a long stage, but there was so much action that it was really fast," Vos said on the race podium. "First and foremost, it was about being safe in the general classification. But when we got to the final lap and I still was in a ...
Merlier wins final Tour of Denmark stage
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Petacchi cops doping ban for offences in 2012, 2013
Former sprinting star and long-time stalwart of the professional peloton Alessandro Petacchi has been banned for two years and had his results struck for two seasons of racing.
Lopez takes his first Grand Tour leader's jersey in the Vuelta a España
In a year where South American cycling is ruling the roost in the Grand Tours, Miguel Angel Lopez ( Astana ) continued the trend by taking the first leader's jersey of the Vuelta a España . It has been a rollercoaster season for Lopez with victories in the Colombia Tour and Volta a Catalunya before a tumultuous Giro d'Italia, culminating in a scuffle with a fan on the side of the road . However, his return to the Vuelta a España, a race where he has already taken two mountain-top stage wins in 2017 and finished third overall in 2018, has now seen him claim a career-first overall lead in a Grand Tour. On a day when teams like Ineos did not perform as well as expected and others like Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates had tough stages with major falls, Astana delivered their leader to the line without any ...
Colorado Classic stage 3: Dygert Owen dominates third consecutive stage
The Sho-Air Twenty 20 rider continued her domination of the Colorado Classic, riding away from the field on the final circuit. Read the full article at Colorado Classic stage 3: Dygert Owen dominates third consecutive stage on VeloNews.com .
Colorado Classic: Dygert-Owen completes hat-trick on stage 3
Chloe Dygert-Owen ( Sho-Air Twenty20 ) stunned the Colorado Classic peloton once again with an unanswerable solo attack in the final lap of the Golden circuit during stage 3. Already in the race lead, the American put further distance between herself and the rest of the field, finishing five seconds ahead of teammate Jennifer Valente and Rebecca Wiasak (Fearless Femme) to take her third consecutive stage win in as many days. It appeared that Dygert-Owen was simply sprinting for the final QOM points at the start of the final lap, but when the chasing field eased up, she put her head down and continued to power through to open up, at one point, a 35-second gap. Despite visibly suffering in the final kilometre, Dygert-Owen dug deep to hold off the chase group and extend her overall race lead. "It was kind of an on-the-fly decision," Dygert-Owen said of her attack. ...
Vuelta a Espana: Monster rider of the day
There were few realistic options to choose from but anyone of the Astana riders could have been selected given that this was a team effort. However, Miguel Angel Lopez is the Cyclingnews Monster rider of the day for the simple reason that he crossed line first and pulled on the leader's jersey at the end of the team trial on stage 1 of the Vuelta a Espana . Success in Grand Tour racing is based upon execution and there was little to fault Astana over their ride in the 13.4km course. Fastest at the first time check by a massive six seconds and then dominant all the way to the line, they made use of their significant horsepower with arguably a stronger team than they had at the Tour de France in July. If execution of performance is important then so too is momentum. This is only stage 1 and ...
Vuelta a Espana: Astana win team time trial
Astana put in a thoroughly dominant and mistake-free ride to win the opening team time trial at the Vuelta a Espana . The men in black and blue finished the 13.4km course in a time of 14:51 to win ahead of Deceuninck-QuickStep and Team Sunweb. The win put Miguel Angel Lopez in the first leader’s jersey of this year’s race after he crossed the line ahead of his teammates. Deceuninck-QuickStep pushed Astana all the way and may have edged the win had it not been for a poorly parked Jumbo-Visma car. The Belgian team were forced to check their line and then lost two riders on the final corner as they looked to keep their rhythm. They crossed the line just two seconds down on Astana. Jumbo-Visma’s terrible day didn’t stop there. The Dutch team were the favourites to win the stage and they were in contention until a crash ...
Cosnefroy wins Tour du Limousin 2019
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Team Wiggins Le Col set to fold
Bradley Wiggins' squad, Team Wiggins Le Col, will end their five year association with professional cycling at the end of the season with the team set to fold. The squad was formed in 2015 with Bradley Wiggins dropping down to Continental level in order to lead the team. He raced with Team Wiggins for two years, which included his 2016 Olympic Games project. Wiggins retired at the end of the 2016 campaign but the squad carried on and became one of the most prolific mechanisms for aspiring professional riders. Owain Doull , Scott Davis, Chris Lawless, James Knox, Gabriel Cullaigh, and Mark Donovan all came through the team before moving to the WorldTour level with their respective squads. "Team WIGGINS Le Col has today announced it will not be operating in 2020. After five great years, the team's ownership have taken the decision that the operation has come to its ...
Geoghegan Hart 'picking his moment' in Vuelta a Espana
After a tough Giro d'Italia in early May and a promising Tour de Pologne in late July, Team Ineos ' Tao Geoghegan Hart finds himself back in a Grand Tour at the Vuelta a España for a second year running - but with a fresh approach. Geoghegan Hart had to abandon the Giro d'Italia this May after multiple crashes and injuries. But rather than adopt the same pre-race buildup to the Vuelta that he had last year, this time, he tells Cyclingnews , he's tried a less complex strategy. Instead of doing the Vuelta a Burgos in the immediate build-up like in 2018 and risk getting over-tired, Geoghegan has spent the last few pre- Vuelta days at home, quietly satisfied with a fifth place overall in the Tour de Pologne the previous week, and, as he tells Cyclingnews , "keeping it simple." Above all, he made sure he kept the ...