Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Egan Bernal has an ill-fated day on the Tour's cobbles, but he's prepared to race into the mountains Tuesday. Read the full article at Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car on VeloNews.com .

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Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .

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UCI commits to fight against motor cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .

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Lizzie Deignan to lead new Trek women's WorldTour team

Lizzie Deignan to lead new Trek women's WorldTour team

Dan Alexander Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 The team will be built around former world champion Lizzie Deignan who is the team’s first signing. Bicycle manufacturer Trek has announced a new women’s professional road team for the 2019 season with the intention of riding in the UCI Women’s WorldTour. British rider Lizzie Deignan has been confirmed as Trek’s first signing and will lead the team next year, once she returns to competition having sat out this season for the birth of her first child. She will move across from leading team Boels-Dolmans. On the move, Deignan has expressed her delight saying she’s 'thrilled' to sign as, 'the goals of the team perfectly align with my personal and professional goals'. A second rainbow jersey on home roads in Yorkshire will be a major target for Deignan’s return season with Trek as she looks to add to her first world championships from ...

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Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact that Trek saw Lizzie Deignan’s impending motherhood as an opportunity, rather than a risk, spoke volumes to the former world champion about exactly why joining the new women’s cycling team … The post Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Confirmed: BMC Racing saved by Polish shoe brand CCC as Van Avermaet signs contract extension

Confirmed: BMC Racing saved by Polish shoe brand CCC as Van Avermaet signs contract extension

Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 CCC come on as title sponsor while Van Avermaet decides to stay BMC Racing will continue in the WorldTour under the new guise of CCC, the Polish footwear company that currently acts as main sponsor to ProContinental team CCC Sprandi Polkowice, it was confirmed today at the Tour de France rest day. This agreement to become the new title sponsor means that current Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Greg Van Avermaet will continue with the team, signing a new three-year contract, taking the role of team leader. Current BMC Racing team manager Jim Ochowicz will also continue in his role while CCC CEO Dariusz Milek becomes owner of the team. This will see the Polish shoe company make its first jump up into cycling’s top sphere after 18 years of sponsorship. Ochowicz was spotted with CCC CEO Dariusz Milek before yesterday’s Tour stage , ...

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BMC Racing to be saved by Polish shoe brand CCC as Van Avermaet signs contract extension

BMC Racing to be saved by Polish shoe brand CCC as Van Avermaet signs contract extension

Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 Announcement expected at today's Tour de France press conference as CCC CEO visits race BMC Racing is set to continue in the WorldTour under the new guise of CCC, the Polish footwear company that currently acts as main sponsor to ProContinental team CCC Sprandi Polkowice. This agreement to become the new title sponsor means that current Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Greg Van Avermaet will continue with the team, signing a new three-year contract, according to reports in French newspaper L’Equipe . It is expected that current BMC Racing team manager Jim Ochowicz will confirm reports of the merger with CCC on today’s Tour rest day as the Polish shoe company looks to make its first jump up into cycling’s top sphere after 18 years of sponsorship. Ochowicz was spotted with CCC CEO Dariusz Milek before yesterday’s Tour stage , even finding time to ...

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Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers

It was one of the toughest editions of the Giro Rosa we’ve seen. From those early days in pink for Team Sunweb, to the emergence of a new general classification powerhouse in Mitchelton-Scott, the most important women’s tour kept the excitement high throughout its 10 days. In this article we look back at some of … The post Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tom Dumoulin: I hated cycling for 50 kilometres

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) looked strong on the cobbles

Tom Dumoulin ( Team Sunweb ) had high expectations for the cobbled stage to Roubaix in the Tour de France , but the Dutch rider's hopes of putting time into his rivals were not realised. The 2017 Giro d'Italia champion mostly blamed the headwind and the race circumstances for that. "I'm mainly disappointed. I wanted to come out of this stage as the winner, maybe not the stage winner but certainly by gaining time," Dumoulin said while warming down on the rollers at the Sunweb team bus in Roubaix. "That didn't work out. This didn't turn out to be the stage I hoped it would be. "It was really hard but the headwind made it difficult. The GC riders were keeping an eye on each other. The headwind is partly to blame. The racing style is different compared to Paris-Roubaix, too. I had really good legs but it was super ...

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Today at the Tour: Crashes, mechanicals, and the aftermath

The dust has settled. As expected, there were crashes. There were mechanicals. There were tears on the road, and tears on the podium. When contextualizing Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France, where to begin? Let’s start with the big picture: Although there were significant changes to the general classification after the peloton’s adventure … The post Today at the Tour: Crashes, mechanicals, and the aftermath appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France: Stage 9 finish line quotes

Understandibly so, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) was pretty excited to win after a long drought

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) - stage winner Pure happiness. Really - I was chasing the victory so long. It's really hard to describe. It was a really hard fight all day. It is also a victory of the team. We really had a plan to stay out of trouble all the time, and it worked out really well. It was unbelievable. This is a very big victory - since a long time... I have been through a lot of things – it was such a hard time. I'm so happy to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends - he passed away last winter. This was really something for him. Everybody said I'm done, after this accident I will never come back. I said no, I'm not done. I have to make at least one really big victory for this guy, his name is Jörg. He was my second ...

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Degenkolb roars back with Roubaix success on stage 9 of Tour de France

Three years after he won Paris-Roubaix, two after being injured in a big pre-season crash, John Degenkolb finally completed his return to the very top of the sport when he won stage nine of the Tour de France. The Trek-Segafredo rider ended a long and frustrating period in his career by being one of the … The post Degenkolb roars back with Roubaix success on stage 9 of Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro Rosa: Van Vleuten seals overall victory

Annemiek van Vleuten wins the Giro Rosa

Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) showed that she was a level above the rest by winning her third stage of this Giro Rosa. The maglia rosa soloed to the finish of stage 10 after attacking on the last kilometre of the category 1 climb with ten kilometres to go. Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) beat Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) in a group sprint for second place. Van Vleuten won the overall classification with a four-minute advantage to runner-up Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo-Bigla). Amanda Spratt (also Mitchelton-Scott) rounded off the podium You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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Pink for Annemiek van Vleuten at Giro Rosa as Mitchelton-Scott dominates

It has been years since we’ve seen anyone but the Dutch teams of Boels Dolmans and Rabo Bank on the top step of the Giro Rosa podium, but this year Australian team Mitchelton-Scott tore the normal script to shreds and took control of the race. They dominated the stage wins at the Women’s WorldTour’s longest … The post Pink for Annemiek van Vleuten at Giro Rosa as Mitchelton-Scott dominates appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France 2018: John Degenkolb wins Stage 9 on the cobbles of Roubaix

Tour de France 2018: John Degenkolb wins Stage 9 on the cobbles of Roubaix

Jack Elton-Walters 15 Jul 2018 What a day at the 2018 Tour de France as the race took on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix John Degenkolb ( Trek-Segafredo ) won Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France after escaping with Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and Yves Lampaert ( Quick-Step Floors ), who followed him over the line in second and third respectively. Under the flamme rouge, the trio began to play cat and mouse, knowing their advantage over the chasers was plenty. Degenkolb sprinted first, the others couldn't come past and the stage was his. The result increases Van Averamet's overall lead in the yellow jersey, although he'll be hard pushed to keep it once the race hits the mountains after Monday's rest day. The race was a fantastic spectacle for fans but will have taken its toll on every rider who took part. Crashes and mechanicals were many, ...

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Adam Yates surrounded by Classics experts for Tour de France cobbled stage

Adam Yates heads to the stage start

The final stage before the Tour de France 's first rest day has been building in anticipation since this year's race route was announced last October and while some Classics specialists will relish a July jaunt on the cobbles, the GC contenders will be less excited about the prospect of stage 9 of the race. Tensions have run high for the GC contenders during the first eight stages of the race so far, with Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) one of a number of those caught behind a crash on stage 1, while Chris Froome (Team Sky), Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) have all lost time in separate incidents. Yates is 1:06 down on leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), on the same time as defending champion Chris Froome, while Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) remains the best-placed contender, seven seconds down in ...

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So far so good for Tour debutants Haga and Boswell

So far so good for Tour debutants Haga and Boswell

Chad Haga and Ian Boswell have made it into the second week at the Tour de France, and it's so far so good for the pair of American Tour Read the full article at So far so good for Tour debutants Haga and Boswell on VeloNews.com .

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Today at the Tour: A crash, two relegations, and cobblestone anxiety

We now interrupt all regularly programmed pre-written Roubaix stage previews with this very important message: There’s (almost) never a dull stage at the 2018 Tour de France. After Friday’s 231km Stage 7 yawner, what looked to be another uneventful stage — flat roads, token French riders in the breakaway, field sprint — turned into something else completely … The post Today at the Tour: A crash, two relegations, and cobblestone anxiety appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France: Greipel, Gaviria relegated in separate incidents during sprint in Amiens

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) was beaten to the line

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) were relegated from the Tour de France stage 8 sprint after two separate head-butting incidents during the finale into Amiens, the race jury showing no tolerance for this type of aggression. Greipel and Gaviria finished second and third behind stage winner Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo), respectively, but were placed to the back of the lead group, losing the six and four second time bonuses. In the final 900-metres Andre Greipel directed his head and upper body towards Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb) in an attempt to hold the wheel in front of him. A separate incident with 250-metres remaining saw a squeeze among the leading riders with Gaviria coming close to the barriers on the left-hand side of the finishing straight. Gaviria then pushed his head and upper body against Greipel twice in the final metres. Speaking to the media immediately after the stage ...

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Groenewegen nabs second consecutive win on Stage 8 of the Tour de France

One day after winning the stage in Chartres, Dylan Groenewegen drew on his strong form and burgeoning confidence to clock up his third career victory in the Tour de France. The LottoNL-Jumbo rider whipped past Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) to grab the stage in Amiens Métropole. Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep Floors) was closed against the barriers by … The post Groenewegen nabs second consecutive win on Stage 8 of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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