World number 1, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking to leave Parkhotel Valkenburg

Supported by The number-one-ranked rider in women’s road cycling, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking for a way out of her contract with Parkhotel Valkenburg. The 20-year-old Dutchwoman has had a breakout year, claiming 15 victories including eight Women’s WorldTour races and the Dutch road title. She ends the season atop the UCI’s individual World Ranking. In 2017, … The post World number 1, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking to leave Parkhotel Valkenburg appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Fabian Cancellara on life in retirement: 'I’m busier now than when I raced'

Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2019 The seven-time Monument winner on why he doesn't miss racing and how life has become busier off the bike Fabian Cancellara is now three years into retirement. Hanging up his wheels having won gold in the individual time trial at the Rio Olympics, the Swiss brought to a close one of the most dominant careers this century. Four time trial World Championships, three-time Tour of Flanders winner, three-time Paris-Roubaix victor, a Milan-San Remo and two Olympic gold medals, too. With a palmares like that, you could probably get away with not having to work another day in your life after retirement. But for the 38-year-old, his life after bike racing seems to just be getting started. If he is not running his Chasing Cancellara sportive series, he is helping brands like Suplest, BMC and Gore develop products. Cyclist caught up with Cancellara at Sigma Sports ...

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Young Brit Anna Henderson joins Team Sunweb

Young Brit Anna Henderson joins Team Sunweb

Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2019 Impressive 2019 earns the 20-year-old move into Women's WorldTour Talented young British rider Anna Henderson will ride at professional cycling's highest level in 2020 as she signs for Team Sunweb . The 20-year-old is currently the double women's under-23 road and time-trial champion and will join the Dutch-registered Sunweb team on a one-year deal from Brother UK-Tifosi. Henderson impressed throughout 2019 taking two victories in the Tour Series - Durham and Brooklands - before finishing second at the elite women's road race National Championships en route to winning the U23 category. The young rider then rounded off this impressive season as part of the Great Britain team to take bronze at the inaugural Mixed Relay Team Time Trial at the World Championships in Yorkshire. These results were enough to convince Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans that Henderson was worthy of a contract with the team ...

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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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Edo Maas unlikely to walk again after U23 Lombardia crash

Edo Maas unlikely to walk again after U23 Lombardia crash

Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2019 Team Sunweb call upon UCI to prioritise safety of riders after Maas hit by car on course Team Sunweb Development rider Edo Maas has been left paraplegic after colliding with a car at the junior Tour of Lombardy and his team have called on the UCI to prioritise rider safety. The 19-year-old Dutch rider was racing the U23 Il Lombardia on 6th October when he collided with a car that had entered the course on the descent of the Madonna dell Ghisallo. Maas was immediately taken to hospital in Milan to undergo multiple emergency surgeries for fractures to his back and injuries to his face, all of which his team say were successful. 'Edo is now fully conscious and has been awake for a couple of days, and responds well to family and visiting teammates,' the team's statement explained. 'The fractures to his back and ...

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Edo Maas left paraplegic after Piccolo Lombardia incident

19-year-old Sunweb development team rider left with fractures to back and facial injuries after car entered race route earlier this month. Read the full article at Edo Maas left paraplegic after Piccolo Lombardia incident on VeloNews.com .

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Edo Maas left paralyzed after Piccolo Lombardia incident

19-year-old Sunweb development team rider left with fractures to back and facial injuries after car entered race route earlier this month. Read the full article at Edo Maas left paralyzed after Piccolo Lombardia incident on VeloNews.com .

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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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6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour

The past few seasons have been a whirlwind for Aussie racer Brodie Chapman. She’s gone from barely racing in Australia’s National Road Series (NRS) to being competitive in the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) — the highest level in the sport — and representing Australia at the Road World Championships in her first two seasons as a … The post 6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Sunweb rider injured in crash with car during Under-23 Lombardia

Dutch rider Edo Maas sustained serious injuries after crashing into a car that had driven onto the course of the Under-23 version of Il Lombardia. Read the full article at Sunweb rider injured in crash with car during Under-23 Lombardia on VeloNews.com .

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Fisticuffs mar end of Münsterland Giro race

Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) unleashed a wild punch to the helmeted head of Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) during the post-race press scrum Read the full article at Fisticuffs mar end of Münsterland Giro race on VeloNews.com .

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Senechal throws punch at Walschied after Münsterland Giro crash

Senechal throws punch at Walschied after Münsterland Giro crash

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Frenchman blames Team Sunweb sprinter for incident in final 200m Tempers flared at the end of rain-soaked Münsterland Giro with Deceuninck-QuickStep 's Florian Senechal throwing a post-race punch at Max Walschied. The Team Sunweb sprinter was talking to German broadcasters WDR having sprinted to fifth when Senechal confronted him. Walschied noticed Senechal was about to throw a punch and had time to avoid the glancing blow before Senechal's teammate Davide Martinelli led the angered Frenchman away. %uD83C%uDDEB%uD83C%uDDF7 @flosenech of %uD83C%uDDE7%uD83C%uDDEA @deceuninck_qst seems to be blaming %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @MaxWalscheid of %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @TeamSunweb for the crash in the last 200m in %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @tweets_giro #muensterlandgiro (%uD83D%uDCFA @sportschau ) pic.twitter.com/pMOmTuaTS5 — World Cycling Stats (@wcsbike) October 3, 2019 See related Gallery: A Mads week of racing at the Yorkshire World Championships The best forgotten cycling fashion trends Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season It ...

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Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Jack Elton-Walters 3 Oct 2019 Decision taken to cancel races and sportive as a result of ongoing protests in Hong Kong The Hammer Series Hong Kong has been cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the territory. Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board – which organise the Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon sportive – announced the news to cancel the event, which was scheduled to take place in 10 days' time. With the protests having been going on for months now, and no end realistically in sight, the decision could probably have been taken sooner. However, it's unlikely that any teams would have already been en route this far out from the events. 'We have been keeping matters under close review and it has now been decided that the best course of action is to halt preparations and look to 2020 when the Hammer ...

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Honk Kong Hammer Series Cancelled

Supported by Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the organiser of Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon, have made the decision not to stage the two events on Sunday, October 13, 2019 because of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong protests have escalated in violence in recent days with … The post Honk Kong Hammer Series Cancelled appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again

How long is serious? How much is significant? Is this a 1-10 scale thing, or a time thing, or are we just going on feeling here? Why are world championships being revoked over nebulous terms? The post The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Watch: Italian junior Tiberi wins World Championships time trial despite start line mechanical

Watch: Italian junior Tiberi wins World Championships time trial despite start line mechanical

Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 The Italian has earned some fans with his calm reaction to any early mechanical Italy's Antonio Tiberi captured the imaginations of the cycling public after winning the junior men's individual time trial despite having to change bikes in the first 100m. The 18-year-old had barely reached the bottom of the start ramp before noticing he had already suffered a mechanical. With a soignuer running alongside, Tiberi proved a cool customer calmly pulling up by his team car, gently placing his broken bike on the side before hopping on his replacement and getting his race underway. While this could have been the end of his rainbow jersey bid, it eventually proved irrelevant as, despite the setback, the Italian managed to secure the win with a time of 38 minutes 28 seconds on the 28km Harrogate course. Nightmare start for Antonio Tiberi %uD83C%uDDEE%uD83C%uDDF9 - he%u2019s had to ...

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Dumoulin labels teammate's doping past 'bitter pill to swallow'

Dumoulin labels teammate's doping past 'bitter pill to swallow'

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 Georg Preidler accused of blood doping and HGH use during 2017 Giro d'Italia Tom Dumoulin has labelled the news former teammate Georg Preidler may have doped during the 2017 Giro d'Italia , which Dumoulin won, 'a bitter pill to swallow'. The Dutchman won his only Grand Tour to date at that Giro with Preidler providing his domestique duties for Team Sunweb in 2017 before departing for Groupama-FDJ at the end of the season. Preidler had admitted to conspiracy to blood dope in 2018 after being named in the 'Operation Alderlass' scandal . However, an Austrian court has now accused the rider of blood doping and using human growth hormone as far back as the spring of 2017. This prompted former teammate Dumoulin to respond to the news that one of his teammates may have doped during his Giro victory two years ago. 'Unfortunately, today I ...

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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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