Carapaz out of Vuelta a Espana after post-Tour crit crash

Carapaz out of Vuelta a Espana after post-Tour crit crash

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Giro d'Italia champion forced to miss Spanish Grand Tour after shoulder injury Giro d'Italia champion Richard Carapaz will miss the Vuelta a Espana after crashing at a post-Tour de France criterium. The Ecuadorian was participating in the processional Profronde van Etten-Leur criterium in the Netherlands when he crashed sustaining a 'significant contusion to his right shoulder'. Movistar then confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Carapaz would have to miss the Vuelta, which starts this Saturday , despite receiving treatment and there being a lack of fractures. Carapaz will now be replaced by Jose Joaquin Rojas who was the designated reserve rider. The 34-year-old will join up with the remaining Movistar team before the opening day's team time trial in Torrevieja. While it will be personally disappointing for Carapaz, it may simplify Movistar's approach to the race. See related Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage previews, start ...

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Degenkolb pens two-year deal with Lotto-Soudal

German ace promises to work with Gilbert and Ewan as the Belgian team loads up on veteran talent Read the full article at Degenkolb pens two-year deal with Lotto-Soudal on VeloNews.com .

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Chris Froome handed red jersey from 2011 Vuelta a Espana win

Chris Froome handed red jersey from 2011 Vuelta a Espana win

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Rider eventually given jersey after original champion Juan Jose Cobo stripped for soping Chris Froome has been officially handed the red jersey from 2011 Vuelta a Espana after retrospectively being awarded the title. Original winner Juan Jose Cobo was stripped of the Grand Tour by the UCI last month after Biological Passport Data showed an 'anti-doping rule violation'. Cobo had finished 13 seconds ahead of Froome seven years ago to take a shock victory in the Spanish Grand Tour. However, the UCI found that abnormalities in his bio passport between 2009 and 2011 warranted a back-dated suspension and stripping of his results. "Even though it is being handed to me in hindsight, this will be something I treasure for the rest of my life." Ahead of the 2019 edition, @ChrisFroome has officially accepted his red jersey from the 2011 @lavuelta %u2764 pic.twitter.com/J9Uh9Lsr07 — Team INEOS ...

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2019 Tour of Britain Route: full route details and stage analysis

CHEDDAR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Competitors climb through Cheddar Gorge during the 15th Tour of Bri

A stage-by-stage breakdown of the official 2019 Tour of Britain route, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch

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Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survery suggest

Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survery suggest

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 UCI find that team budgets and power metres biggest concerns for fans when considering exciting racing The gulf in team budgets is having a negative impact on fans' enjoyment of cycling, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sport's governing body the UCI. The UCI survey was completed by 22,300 fans from 134 countries as part of an effort to identify ways of improving the viewability of cycling around the globe. A full 76% of respondents agreed with the view that 'the difference in budget between teams can make races less interesting'. It also found that 71% of respondents believe that the concentration of the best riders in a select number of teams also negatively impacts the quality of entertainment. Over half said they agreed with the statement that 'the outcome of races is predictable', although 84% said they nonetheless felt road ...

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Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survey suggests

Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survey suggests

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 UCI find that team budgets and power metres biggest concerns for fans when considering exciting racing The gulf in team budgets is having a negative impact on fans' enjoyment of cycling, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sport's governing body the UCI . The UCI survey was completed by 22,300 fans from 134 countries as part of an effort to identify ways of improving the viewability of cycling around the globe. A full 76% of respondents agreed with the view that 'the difference in budget between teams can make races less interesting'. It also found that 71% of respondents believe that the concentration of the best riders in a select number of teams also negatively impacts the quality of entertainment. Over half said they agreed with the statement that 'the outcome of races is predictable', although 84% said they nonetheless felt ...

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John Degenkolb joins Lotto Soudal on a two-year deal

John Degenkolb joins Lotto Soudal on a two-year deal

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Double Monument winner joins Philippe Gilbert in move across to Belgian WorldTour team Two-time Monument winner John Degenkolb will move from Trek-Segafredo to Lotto Soudal in a bid to revitalise his Spring Classics career. The German will join on a two-year deal taking him through to the 2021 season and join fellow Monument champion Philippe Gilbert as the latest signing for the Belgian WorldTour team . The 30-year-old was one of the world's leading one-day classics riders in 2015, winning both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix. It looked as if the German would push on to add to that haul until he was involved in a serious collision with a car while on a training ride in Spain in early 2016. The subsequent injuries were severe and pegged Degenkolb back into a long rehabilitation period which saw him miss the Spring Classics campaign. While he has ...

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John Degenkolb signs with Lotto Soudal on 2 year contract

Supported by Lotto Soudal has announced that John Degenkolb will be joining the Belgian team next year. The 30-year-old German trades Trek-Segafredo for Lotto Soudal and signed an agreement until the end of 2021. Degenkolb turned pro in 2011 and evolved into an excellent Classics rider, whose strong sprint is an extra trump card at the end … The post John Degenkolb signs with Lotto Soudal on 2 year contract appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why

Supported by It’s hard to blame anyone for seeing the Vuelta a España as the little brother of cycling’s Grand Tour family. It’s the newest of the trio, “only” in its 74th edition this year. The red winner’s jersey lacks the mystique of the maillot jaune or the maglia rosa, perhaps because it’s only been red since … The post Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Kirchmann praises Team Sunweb's 'MeToo' protocol

Leah Kirchmann (Sunweb)

Team Sunweb , together with their riders, have developed a #MeToo protocol that is meant to help create awareness surrounding sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace. Canadian time trial champion Leah Kirchmann told Cyclingnews that she feels safer knowing that there are clear behaviour and ethical expectations, and step-by-step instructions for reporting sexual abuse. "We came up with it last year in the wake of all of the #MeToo stories coming out in the mainstream news," said Kirchmann referring to the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment that went viral in 2017 as a hashtag on social media. The movement was a response to the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace, and particularly after multiple sexual abuse allegations were levelled against American film producer Harvey Weinstein. Cycling has not been immune to reports of abuse. Ten riders filed abuse allegations with the UCI ...

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Jastrab denied entry to Colorado Classic

Megan Jastrab racing for Rally UHC Cycling in 2019

Recently crowned junior track world champion Megan Jastrab ( Rally UHC ) will miss the upcoming Colorado Classic after the UCI denied her request for an exemption that would have allowed the 17-year-old to compete in the 2.1-ranked race. Jastrab, who won the Omnium and Madison titles at the UCI Junior Track World Championships last week in Frankfurt, Germany, competed in Colorado in 2017 with the Amy D. Foundation composite team and again last year with trade team Rally UHC. The race's jump to UCI status this year, however, means junior riders are not eligible. "I was very disappointed to hear that I couldn't race the Colorado Classic," said Jastrab, who is in transit home to California from Germany. "I have competed in the last two editions, and it's been a great way to close out the season. This year it was going to be the perfect prep for road ...

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Colorado Classic 2019 - Preview

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) takes over the leader's jersey after stage 2 of the 2018 Colorado Clas

The cycling community is waiting with anticipation to watch on live TV the women's-only Colorado Classic unfold between August 22-25. Organisers did away with their men's race in favour of strengthening their corresponding women's event. So far, they've lived up to their promise of offering harder stages, more prize money, and live streaming. You can watch live streaming of all four stage on Cyclingnews . Our coverage of the event will also include race reports, news, results, and galleries. Katie Hall will return to defend her title. Instead of competing with her trade team Boels Dolmans, who are competing at the Women's WorldTour Ladies Tour of Norway, she will be leading Team USA. Her teammates, mostly development riders, include Madeline Bemis, Anna Christian, Emma Edwards, Cara O'Neill and Samantha Runnels. Hall has a strong chance of securing the overall title, given her palmares as one of America's strongest climbers. Last ...

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The Outer Line: How Team Jumbo-Visma rose from the ashes of Rabobank

Nearly a decade after the demise of Team Rabobank, Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma has become one of the strongest in the WorldTour under the leadership of its owner, Richard Plugge. Read the full article at The Outer Line: How Team Jumbo-Visma rose from the ashes of Rabobank on VeloNews.com .

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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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RideLondon sportive secured through to 2030

RideLondon sportive secured through to 2030

Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 World's biggest cycling festival to remain for further decade in London The annual RideLondon closed-road sportive , part of the world's largest cycling festival, has been guaranteed through to 2030. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London confirmed that London Marathon Events had been chosen to deliver the summer cycling sportive and closed-roads rides from 2021 to 2030, continuing the company's existing relationship with the capital. The event will continue to function at no cost to the city or the taxpayer while continuing to help raise millions of pounds for charity. Launching in 2012 in conjunction with London Olympics, RideLondon entered its seventh year earlier this month with over 30,000 cyclists taking part in the three sportive distances, the closed-road FreeCycle and Brompton World Championships over the weekend. See related The Brompton World Championships: Racing with style Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage ...

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Fuglsang extends with Astana, confirms Vuelta start

Astana extends two seasons with the Danish star, snuffing out rumors he would be leaving the team Read the full article at Fuglsang extends with Astana, confirms Vuelta start on VeloNews.com .

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McNulty: Success of young riders suggests cycling is cleaner

Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC) leads the peloton during stage 5 at Tour de Suisse

Brandon McNulty believes the recent string of successes from young riders suggests professional cycling is cleaner than ever. The 21-year-old American will move from Rally UHC to WorldTour level next year but is resisting the pressure to keep pace with his contemporaries. Egan Bernal won the Tour de France this year at the age of 22, the youngest winner in more than 100 years. Elsewhere, 20-year-old Tadej Pogačar has won the Tour of California and Volta ao Algarve in his neo-pro season, and Remco Evenepoel has won the Clásica San Sebastián and elite European time trial title at the age of 19. Meanwhile, 24-year-olds Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert have taken the road by storm after spending their early 20s dominating the cyclo-cross scene. "It's really cool, seeing young guys thrive. I think it's maybe also a sign the sport is cleaner," McNulty told Cyclingnews at the ...

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Fuglsang opts to stay with Astana

Jakob Fuglsang with his first-placed trophy

Jakob Fuglsang has signed a new two-year contract with the Astana team, keen to continue as their Grand Tour leader despite considering his options elsewhere during the summer. The Dane turned 34 in March and has enjoyed his best ever season, winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Critérium du Dauphiné and taking a sting of placings in tough Classics such as Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne. Fuglsang's victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné and strong form made him a favourite for the Tour de France but he crashed hard on stage 1 and eventually crashed out of the race on stage 16 to Nimes, hurting his hand. That also hurt his contract options and meant he has still to truly confirm his Grand Tour credentials. Fuglsang has not raced since the Tour de France but was named in Astana's line-up for the Vuelta a España. He will support ...

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Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain

Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain

Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 Jumbo-Visma rider joins compatriot Mathieu van der Poel as latest rider confirmed for British stage race Four-time Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will lead a talented Jumbo-Visma team at the Tour of Britain next month . The Dutch sprinter has been confirmed for the week-long stage race which starts in Glasgow on Saturday 7th September and will look to build upon his two stage wins at the race from his two previous visits. Gronenwegen made his debut at the Tour of Britain in 2016, winning the stage into Builth Wells, before returning in 2017 to win the stage into Cheltenham as well as the points classification. It will continue a successful season for the sprinter from Amsterdam who already has 14 wins including Stage 2 (TTT) and Stage 7 of the Tour de France last month. While the 26-year-old will focus on the ...

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UCI consultation reveals big teams snapping up best riders a turn-off for most fans

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World cycling's governing body got more than 22,300 responses after asking how sport could be improved

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