Check out the Canyon bike Arkea-Samsic will be riding in 2020

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 The French ProContinental team have made some high profile signings for next season Nairo Quintana will continue riding on Canyon bikes in 2020 as his new team Arkea-Samsic confirmed it would be partnering with the German manufacturer. The French ProContinental team will end their one-year relationship with Spanish bike brand BH in order to switch across to Canyon from 1st January. While Arkea-Samsic were not granted a WorldTour licence for 2020 , the high profile signings of Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni suggest they could be granted an invite to the Tour de France in July. This means Canyon should have its bikes present with two teams on the Nice start line next summer with Movistar also using the German brand. With Katusha-Alpecin being replaced in the WorldTour by Israel Cycling Academy , Canyon will drop down to just one top tier sponsorship for next season. ...

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Arkéa-Samsic to ride Canyon in 2020

French Pro Continental team Arkéa-Samsic will be sponsored by Canyon Bicycles next season, Canyon has announced today. The team will ride the Canyon Ultimate in the mountains, the Aeroad on fast stages and the Speedmax in time trials. Canyon released imagery of the 2020 team bike of Warren Barguil, which follows a rather fetching – and … The post Arkéa-Samsic to ride Canyon in 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Harry Tanfield signs for AG2R La Mondiale

Harry Tanfield signs for AG2R La Mondiale

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 Young Brit earns second crack at the WorldTour with French team Young British rider Harry Tanfield has secured his future in the WorldTour by signing a one-year deal with AG2R La Mondiale . The Yorkshireman had been uncertain of his future after his current team Katusha-Alpecin sold their WorldTour licence to ProContinetal team Israel Cycling Academy. Tanfield was one of the few riders from the existing Katusha roster told by the team he was free to contact other teams about contracts as it was unlikely he would be kept on. Talking to Cyclist at the World Championships in September, he said he had spoken to other teams although had nothing set in stone. See related Harry Tanfield looking elsewhere amid uncertainty of Katusha and Israel merger Israel Cycling Academy confirm takeover of Katusha-Alpecin Best bike deals in the UK: All the best Black Friday deals.. ...

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Andre Greipel returns to WorldTour with Israel Cycling Academy

Andre Greipel returns to WorldTour with Israel Cycling Academy

Joe Robinson 5 Nov 2019 German sprinter to add experience and speed to new WorldTour team Veteran sprinter Andre Greipel will return to the WorldTour after signing a one-year deal with Israel Cycling Academy. The 37-year-old had become a free agent after terminating his contract with ProContinental team Arkea-Samsic at the beginning of October. The German had struggled to perform for the French team, amassing only one victory in 2019, Stage 6 of the Tropicale Amissa Bongo in January. This poor year and termination of contract sparked rumours that Greipel would end his career, however, it has transpired that he will now be returning to the WorldTour. Israel Cycling Academy's signature of the 11-time Tour de France stage winner further shows the team's ambitions to make an impression in their debut season at cycling's highest level, having bought their licence from the outgoing Katusha-Alpecin team . Talking on his new ...

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Taiwan KOM Challenge: Offseason pro vs. amateur on one of the world’s toughest climbs

Who is slower: The rider with little talent and plenty of training, or the rider brimming with talent who hasn’t ridden a bike in weeks? It’s a silly experiment, but a fun one nonetheless. And the lab we chose is beautiful: The Taiwan KOM Challenge. The Taiwan KOM starts at the beach and ends way … The post Taiwan KOM Challenge: Offseason pro vs. amateur on one of the world’s toughest climbs appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Young Brit Matt Holmes makes jump to WorldTour with Lotto-Soudal

Young Brit Matt Holmes makes jump to WorldTour with Lotto-Soudal

Joe Robinson 28 Oct 2019 Moving from Madison Genesis, Holmes has earned the right to ride in cycling's highest tier Young British rider Matt Holmes has earned the right to race in the WorldTour after signing with Lotto-Soudal . The 25-year-old will join the Belgian team on a one-year deal after impressing at Continental level with Madison Genesis. Holmes finished sixth overall at the Tour de Yorkshire and 15th overall at the Tour of Britain . The Lancastrian also claimed fourth at the Tokyo Olympics test event in July, finishing 2 minutes 29 seconds behind winner Diego Ulissi, a result that convinced Lotto-Soudal we was a good enough rider to make the step up. 'After Tokyo, Lotto-Soudal contacted me. I thought I was dreaming until I could finally sign my contract yesterday. It will be a big step from racing in Britain to racing all over the world but I ...

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Nairo Quintana's Arkea-Samsic miss out on 2020 WorldTour as Cofidis move up

Nairo Quintana's Arkea-Samsic miss out on 2020 WorldTour as Cofidis move up

Joe Robinson 24 Oct 2019 Cofidis only new team in WorldTour for 2020 as Dimension Data retain their spot Nairo Quintana 's new team Arkea-Samsic have missed out on a WorldTour licence for 2020 as Cofidis return to cycling's top flight for the first time since 2009. The UCI published the list of teams that have met the requirements to be part of the WorldTour and have therefore been offered a licence for the 2020 season. It was believed that the UCI would be upping the number of teams in the WorldTour for 2020 from 18 to 20 with Arkea-Samsic, Direct Energie, Israel Cycling Academy and Cofidis all competing for those two new spots. As it stands, only Cofidis and Israel Cycling Academy will be moving from ProContinental level to WorldTour for next season. French team Cofidis have been awarded the licence providing they meet the 'administrative, ethical, financial, organisational ...

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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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Men’s teams of 2020: Who’s moving up, who’s dropping down, and what it means

The teams applying for WorldTour and ProTeam licenses in the 2020 season, the implications for pro cycling, and how they sit in the UCI's new structural and regulatory landscape. The post Men’s teams of 2020: Who’s moving up, who’s dropping down, and what it means appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bike Check: A full spectrum of gravel-ready bikes at Peacham Fall Fondo

There were mountain bikes, road bikes, old bikes and new bikes and everything in between. The only common denominator were the smiles of each pilot. The post Bike Check: A full spectrum of gravel-ready bikes at Peacham Fall Fondo appeared first on CyclingTips .

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New General Classification for the Classics to be introduced from next year

New General Classification for the Classics to be introduced from next year

Joseph Delves 3 Oct 2019 UCI keen on changes that will see collective GC for one-day races. However, riders say no thanks The Union Cycliste Internationale ( UCI ) has announced its renewed intent to introduce a General Classification system covering one-day races and beginning next year. After a meeting at the recent World Championships in Harrogate, the organisation announced it is pressing ahead with its plans for the Classics Series, despite objections from the teams involved. 'The establishment of the UCI Classics Series… will bring together all the UCI WorldTour’s one-day races,' explained a spokesperson. 'From next season, the UCI Classics Series will have its own overall classification, and common branding will be introduced for all the events featured in the series.' Uniting 21 one-day races, including all five Monuments, the series will run in tandem with their current standalone classifications. The changes will also mandate that race organisers ...

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Israel Cycling Academy confirm takeover of Katusha-Alpecin

Israel Cycling Academy confirm takeover of Katusha-Alpecin

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Futures of Alex Dowsett and Harry Tanfield still uncertain as Israel gets its first WorldTour team Israel Cycling Academy will be part of the WorldTour for 2020 having completed their takeover of Katusha-Alpecin . The Isreali-registered team purchased the existing Katusha licence, guaranteeing their spot in cycling's top flight for a further three seasons, as long as the sale is approved by the UCI . The team will continue under the name of Israel Cycling Academy while using Katusha clothing. Canyon, however, will not be associated with the new team and has already announced the end of its backing. Negotiations had been ongoing between Israel Cycling Academy's billionaire owner Sylvan Adams and Katusha's Russian owner Igor Makarov for several weeks. The pair made an agreement over the weekend and the sale has now taken place. 'We have several new riders, including some from the current ...

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After Israel Cycling Academy buyout, what happens to Katusha?

Supported by The management behind the Israel Cycling Academy team announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that it will buy the WorldTour license of Katusha-Alpecin, following talks that extended through the world championships last week. The deal involves a complete buyout of Katusha’s existing management company, which owns the team’s WorldTour license, but retains Katusha as a … The post After Israel Cycling Academy buyout, what happens to Katusha? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Israel Cycling Academy, Katusha merger opens way to WorldTour

Details are still emerging and the UCI still needs to approve it, but Israel Cycling Academy confirmed that its merger with the Russian team Katusha-Alpecin is nearing completion. Read the full article at Israel Cycling Academy, Katusha merger opens way to WorldTour on VeloNews.com .

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Nacer Bouhanni signs for Arkea-Samsic as team aims to go WorldTour in 2020

Nacer Bouhanni signs for Arkea-Samsic as team aims to go WorldTour in 2020

Joe Robinson 2 Oct 2019 Brit Dan McLay also signs for Breton team building for cycling's top flight Nacer Bouhanni will look to resurrect his career as he is named among a raft of riders to have signed for Arkea-Samsic. The temperamental sprinter was named among six new signings for the French ProContinental side as he moves from fellow French team Cofidis for 2020. Bouhanni will be joined by Sport-Vlaanderen duo Benjamin Declercq and Christophe Noppe, Direct Energie's Thomas Boudat, CCC Team 's Lukasz Owsian and Brit Dan McLay who rejoins the team from Education First . Arkea-Samsic were long rumoured to be interested in acquiring Bouhanni, who had fallen out with his current team Cofidis. Originally joining Cofidis in 2015, Bouhanni was considered a coup for the ProContinental team considering his previous Grand Tour victories. However, with the implementation of Cedric Vasseur as team manager in 2017, Bouhanni has ...

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Harry Tanfield looking elsewhere amid uncertainty of Katusha and Israel merger

Harry Tanfield looking elsewhere amid uncertainty of Katusha and Israel merger

Joe Robinson 27 Sep 2019 One of 11 uncertain about there future, Tanfield is unsure of whether he will remain in the WorldTour Harry Tanfield is still in the dark as to whether he will be a WorldTour rider in 2020 as Katusha-Alpecin look set to merge with ProContinental team, Israel Cycling Academy . Speculation has long surrounded the future of the Swiss-registered, Russian-owned team but it now looks certain that the Israeli team will assume its WorldTour license for next season. If this happens, there will be 11 riders from Katusha, a team which includes Alex Dowsett and Tanfield, whose existing contracts will be assumed by Israel Cycling Academy. However, the ProContinental team already has a roster of 20 for next year and with the team unwilling to keep more than 28 riders on its books, it means some of the Katusha riders could be without a team. Tanfield ...

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UCI presses ahead with controversial track cycling calendar changes

UCI presses ahead with controversial track cycling calendar changes

Joseph Delves 27 Sep 2019 Governing body confirms plan to move and shorten the track season but will add second series of events to allay commercial fears The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee has confirmed it is to press ahead with its formerly proposed changes to the track cycling calendar. These controversial updates will see the World Cup change its name to the UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup, and the season will be cut from six rounds to three, running over the summer from July to September rather than the winter between October to January as it is now. The current schedule means the track season clashes with the existing road calendar, while the changes will also see existing trade teams barred from the track events. 'The members of the Management Committee noted with satisfaction that the reform of track cycling announced earlier in the year was progressing to ...

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Mathieu van der Poel's World Championships Canyon Aeroad looks ready to win

Peter Stuart 27 Sep 2019 Van der Poel's Canyon Aeroad sports disc brakes and a 30-tooth rear sprocket, and could well help him win the Worlds Mathieu van der Poel has seemed unstoppable this season after dominant performances at the Tour of Britain, Amstel Gold Race and Dwars door Vlaanderen, and he's proved far and away the bookie's favourite for this weekend's World Championships Road Race. His bike also fits the bill. Riding for Canyon-sponsored UCI Continental team Corendon-Circus, it's no surpise to see the dutchan riding a Canyon, however the model and spec are a little intriguing. Van der Poel has sided for the aerodynamically focussed Canyon Aeroad CF SLX over the lightweight Canyon Ultimate, and even gone for a disc-brake equipped spec, suggesting he is favouring stopping power and all-out speed over excess grams when climbing. Image 3 of 14 Image 3 of 14 That's confirmed by the ...

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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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Dowsett secures GB extra Tokyo Olympics spot with World Championships time trial ride

Dowsett secures GB extra Tokyo Olympics spot with World Championships time trial ride

Joe Robinson 26 Sep 2019 Despite career-best performance, Dowsett may still miss out on next year's Olympics Despite securing Great Britain an extra spot at next year's Olympic Games time trial with a career-best fifth in the time trial World Championships , Alex Dowsett may not be guaranteed his spot at Tokyo 2020. The Katusha-Alpecin rider finished 2:02 down on eventual winner Rohan Dennis who saw off competition from Belgium's Remco Evenepoel and Italy's Filippo Ganna, who completed the podium. Dowsett's ride was good enough, however, to see Great Britain awarded a second spot in the time trial at next summer's Olympics in Japan. The 30-year-old's performance in Harrogate would suggest he would be among the favourites to represent Great Britain in Tokyo, but strict rules around participation could see him miss out. 'That performance throws the Olympics in as a possibility but they have this ridiculous rule where you ...

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