Dave Rayner Fund awarded charity status

Dave Rayner Fund awarded charity status

Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2019 Vital organisation for budding pro cyclists to receive 'massive boost' from change The Dave Rayner Fund has been awarded charitable status, a move the organisation is labelling a 'massive boost'. The fund named after the late professional rider of the 1980s and 1990s was established in 1995 to help fund and support young riders attempting to race in Europe in the quest to make it as a pro. In the 24 years the fund has been running, it has been incredibly successful with riders such as Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ), Tao Geoghegan Hart ( Team Ineos ) and Hannah Barnes ( Canyon-Sram ) all being products of the system. Its move to becoming a charitable organisation will see the fund's name change to The Rayner Foundation as it becomes legible for benefits such as Gift Aid, tax exemptions and government funding, something committee member ...

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Etape du Tour 2020 route announced | Sportive to start in Nice and tackle three climbs in Southern Alps

Peloton, 2019 Paris-Nice

The 2020 edition of the Tour de France sportive will take place on Sunday 5 July

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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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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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British Cycling announces long lists for Road World Championships

British Cycling announces long lists for Road World Championships

Joseph Delves 3 Sep 2019 Gerraint Thomas and Barnes sisters in the frame, as longlists for each event released ahead of the races in Harrogate this September The British riders in contention to race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been revealed. The long lists for each of the events taking place in Yorkshire from the 22nd to 29th September have been announced by national governing body, British Cycling . Here it is, the longlist of riders who will be considered for #Yorkshire2019 %uD83C%uDF08 They will make up the Great Britain Cycling Team %uD83C%uDDEC%uD83C%uDDE7 that will compete at the first @UCI_cycling Road World Championships on home soil since 1982! Full report %uD83D%uDC49 https://t.co/ySWoY6z2Se pic.twitter.com/kdaiw7ynsC — British Cycling (@BritishCycling) September 3, 2019 Of those in with a shout, Geraint Thomas might be the most high-profile, but Simon Yates is the bookies' choice to challenge favourite Mathieu van der Poel ...

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Tour of Britain 2019 team profiles | What teams are competing?

Tour of Britain Team Guide cycling jerseys

An in-depth look at the 20 teams lining up in Glasgow for the 2019 tour of Britain

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Chaves on the comeback trail at Vuelta a Espana

Esteban Chaves

Rumour mills about riders being in top condition traditionally go into overdrive before the start of a Grand Tour, but when Esteban Chaves was asked on Thursday if it was true, as some were saying, that he is in form for this Vuelta a Espana as strong as when he finished third in the 2016, he fired back straight, with his typically friendly smile: "I hope so". It looks increasingly evident that the Mitchelton-Scott leader's tough second half of 2018 after falling ill in the Giro d'Italia, which saw his career put on hold for over six months, is now definitively behind him. Certainly, a stage win in the Italian Grand Tour's third week this May strongly suggested the Colombian racer is moving back on track. So at the Vuelta, four months further on where - in the absence of defending champion Simon Yates and his brother Adam - he ...

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Brits abroad: The five British riders at the 2019 Vuelta a Espana

Joe Robinson 27 Aug 2019 A look at the five Brits racing this year's Vuelta and what to expect from them Brits descending on Spain in August is nothing new. Most have been doing so for their two week holidays since the mid-1980s. It's usually for a fortnight of fry ups, sunbathing and cabaret acts but for five professional cyclists, it's going to be a scorching three weeks of chomping around the gruelling terrain of Spain for the 74th Vuelta a Espana . Spain usually brings out the best in us Brits and has definitely done so over the past two years. In fact, it has been nothing but utter domination with Chris Froome taking the overall Vuelta victory in 2017 before Simon Yates achieved the same feat 12 months later. Victory in 2019 would secure a hattrick of overall titles for Great Britain but with no Chris Froome , ...

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Valverde set to hunt stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana

Alejandro Valverde had a special helmet and sunglasses for his debut at the Tour of Flanders

Alejandro Valverde will take to the Vuelta a España start in Salinas de Torrevieja as a nominal co-leader of Movistar, but rather than mount an overall challenge, the 2009 winner will target stage victories at the year's final Grand Tour. With reigning champion Simon Yates absent from the start list, Valverde's status as world champion means he'll wear the number one on his back. There's no pressure for him to fight for the top places in the general classification, however, even if he might end up there or thereabouts. "The Vuelta is the race he likes the most, and if he gets results, great," Movistar directeur sportif José Luis Arrieta told Marca . "For Alejandro, what we would like is that he has a good time on the bike, especially this year with the [rainbow] jersey." Perhaps more than any other team, Movistar have become known for bringing multiple leaders ...

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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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Quintana, Carapaz and Valverde form Movistar trident at Vuelta a Espana

Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

Nairo Quintana , world champion Alejandro Valverde and Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz have all been confirmed in the Movistar line-up for the Vuelta a España , which gets underway with a team time trial in Torrevieja on Saturday. The strong Movistar selection also features Marc Soler, Imanol Erviti, Nelson Oliveira, Jorge Arcas and Antonio Pedrero. As expected, there is no place for the Bahrain-Merida-bound Mikel Landa, who placed 6th overall at the Tour de France, having already finished 4th overall at the Giro. Quintana and Valverde both participated at the Tour de France, where Movistar placed three riders in the top 10 but fell some way short of challenging for final overall victory. Quintana won over the Galibier into Valloire on stage 18 but had to settle for 8th overall, one place ahead of Valverde. Winner of the Vuelta in 2016, Quintana missed the race a year ago but ...

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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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Dan Martin joins Israel Cycling Academy on two-year contract

Dan Martin joins Israel Cycling Academy on two-year contract

Jack Elton-Walters 16 Aug 2019 Dan Martin will leave UAE Team Emirates at the end of the season and his move could indicate the ambitions of his new team Daniel Martin will leave UAE Team Emirates at the end of this season to join the Israel Cycling Academy on a two-year contract. Martin will be looking to take sole leadership at his new team after often finding himself forced to share duties within his current squad. The rider will also be hoping to recapture the form that in the past has seen him win Monuments and liven up Grand Tour stages. The secondary element to this announcement could be an indication of the team's wider ambitions. Stories have cropped up in the past about Israel Cycling Academy's desire to enter cycling's WorldTour, with mergers and licence buy-outs mooted in the previously. We are proud to announce that @DanMartin86 has signed ...

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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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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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Battling the slump: Adding intensity back into your training to speed up summer rides

Battling the slump: Adding intensity back into your training to speed up summer rides

Mark Cohen 9 Aug 2019 A lack of intensity training - specifically in the middle of a summer ride with mates - is easy to spot Broadly speaking, intensity means working at or just above lactate threshold, most easily defined by functional threshold power or FTP. Measure yours and you’ve found the theoretical limit for how long you can push a big gear. Come summer, 'at your limit' isn’t always in the diary, especially on trips, descending mountain passes or just out enjoying the heat. Sometimes turning the pedals is enough. But a lack of intensity training, say researchers and the industry, can definitely impact your ability to keep up. 'Someone who has the ability to pull the peloton along has a very high aerobic capacity and can tolerate a higher workload - those are are products of intensity,' explains Dr. Steve Faulkner, a lecturer in the Department of Sports ...

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Movistar name Enric Mas as new Grand Tour leader for 2020

Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) on the Vuelta podium for best young rider

Movistar have confirmed that Enric Mas will leave Deceuninck-QuickStep to join the Spanish WorldTour squad and become their Grand Tour leader for the next three years. The 24-year-old from Mallorca finished second overall in the 2018 Vuelta a Espana and is considered Spain’s most promising rider for future Grand Tours. Mas will replace Mikel Landa, who has already confirmed he will move to Bahrain-Merida in 2020, Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz, who is set to join Team Ineos, and Nairo Quintana, who is widely expected to move to French Professional Continental team Arkea Samsic. Mas will share leadership at Movistar with fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, with Marc Soler also expected to have a bigger leadership role. Mas raced as an amateur with the Fundación Contador team and then stepped up to WorldTour level in 2017 with QuickStep. He won a stage at the 2018 Itzulia Basque Country and confirmed his ...

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How to watch the Tour de Pologne: Free live streams from anywhere

Pascal Ackermann edges out Alvaro Hodeg on Stage 1 of the Tour de Pologne

The WorldTour continues this weekend with the 76th edition of the Tour de Pologne , and we know you won't want to miss a minute of the race. What better way to cure your Tour de France hangover than to watch some high-powered, full-on cycling action? Cyclingnews has the keys to finding the best live stream in your location – and if you are OK with Polish, the TVPsport.pl stream is absolutely free in just about every country. The race is sure to have a new winner this year as defending champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) needed rest after helping his team take the top two spots at the Tour de France in July, while runner-up Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) heads to the Clasica San Sebastian and third-placed Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) is out with an injury that knocked him out of the Tour while sitting in fourth place overall. The Tour ...

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Bernal to ride Clasica San Sebastian after string of Tour de France criteriums

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) celebrates Tour de France victory on stage 21

Team Ineos have confirmed that Tour de France winner Egan Bernal will ride the Clásica San Sebastián WorldTour race on Saturday before he heads home to Colombia for official celebrations of him becoming the first ever Colombian Tour de France winner. Bernal will have support from Wout Poels, Ivan Sosa, Jonathan Castroviejo, Eddie Dunbar, Kenny Elissonde and David De la Cruz. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Mikel Landa (Movistar) and Adam and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) will all head to the Basque Country for the hilly one-day race. Bernal crashed out of the 2018 Clásica San Sebastián, suffering a serious facial trauma and a blow to the head which kept him out of action for two months. It is unclear if Bernal can fight for victory at the Clásica San Sebastián. He has raced every day since winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday and won the Criterium de Acht van ...

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Simon Yates and former winner Adam Yates bound for Clasica San Sebastian

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at the Tour de France

Double Tour de France stage winner Simon Yates and his brother Adam Yates will lead the Mitchelton-Scott team at this weekend's Clásica San Sebastián , the team has announced. Adam won the Spanish one-day race in 2015, but the pair will be up against French Tour star Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who will start as the defending champion and overwhelming favourite. Adam Yates' victory four years ago was the then 22-year-old's first WorldTour win, and he crossed the line solo – 15 seconds in front of a group led home by Philippe Gilbert, which also included Alaphilippe and Simon Yates – not knowing that he was first, having believed there was still a breakaway ahead of him. Since then, Adam has won stages at WorldTour events including the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Volta a Catalunya, while Simon has taken stage victories at all three Grand Tours, and won the ...

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