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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Dumoulin ends Sunweb relationship shacks up with Jumbo-Visma

Dumoulin ends Sunweb relationship shacks up with Jumbo-Visma

Former world champion Tom Dumoulin is transferring to the yellow and black of Jumbo-Visma after eight years in the red and black of Team Sunweb.

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Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España

It’s time for the Vuelta a España, the third and final Grand Tour of the season. The race gets underway this Saturday in Torrevieja and will be contested over 21 stages and 3,272km. Here’s what you should know about the 2019 Tour of Spain. The 2019 Vuelta is the race’s 74th edition. The Vuelta is … The post Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CyclingTips Podcast: Finding a good mechanic and Tom Dumoulin’s move

This week’s Podcast comes to you from a Boulder institution, Vecchio’s Bicicletteria. Neal, James, and Caley first talk about Tom Dumoulin’s move to Jumbo Visma and wonder aloud whether this is finally the team that can match Ineos. Then, Neal reports from SBT GRVL, a massive gravel race in Steamboat Springs, CO last weekend. Finally, we pull longtime shop … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Finding a good mechanic and Tom Dumoulin’s move appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jumbo-Visma ready to challenge Team Ineos at Tour de France after signing Tom Dumoulin

Jumbo-Visma celebrate winning the team time trial at the Tour de France

Jumbo-Visma team manager Richard Plugge has suggested the arrival of Tom Dumoulin as a new Grand Tour team leader will allow the Dutch team to challenge Team Ineos at the 2020 Tour de France . Jumbo-Visma announced the signing of Dumoulin from Team Sunweb on Monday, stating in a video announcement: "We have one dream – winning the biggest race in the world. Welcome Tom. Together, we will compete for our dream." Jumbo-Visma already have Primož Roglič and Steven Kruijswijk in their ranks, plus sprinter Dylan Groenewegen and Classics rider Wout van Aert, but Plugge is convinced he can find a way for them to work together and take on Team Ineos next season. "We can now put together the strongest team possible in the fight against a team like Ineos," Plugge said when Dumoulin's transfer was revealed. "Realizing our dreams and ambitions is getting closer. We have grown step ...

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Spomenik hunters in the land of the Macedons

Across the lands that once belonged to Yugoslavia lie hundreds of strange, brutalist monuments to nationhood. CyclingTips contributor Tom Owen set out on a journey through the wilds of North Macedonia to hunt these haunting ‘spomeniks’ and explore Europe’s ragged fringes. The post Spomenik hunters in the land of the Macedons appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dumoulin on Sunweb departure: We couldn't make each other better

Tom Dumoulin takes questions ahead of the Giro

Tom Dumoulin has said that he had been considering his future at Team Sunweb for some time before asking to be extricated from his contract earlier this summer. On Monday morning, Sunweb confirmed that Dumoulin will leave the team at the end of this season, and it has since been announced that he will join Jumbo-Visma on a three-year contract . Dumoulin has endured a difficult 2019 season after he was forced out of the Giro d’Italia by a crash on stage 4 to Frascati. Although he returned to ride the Critérium du Dauphiné in June, he was subsequently ruled out of the Tour de France after undergoing surgery on his injured knee . In the days leading up to the Tour, it was reported in the Dutch press that Dumoulin was seeking to leave Sunweb two years before the expiry of his contract at the end of 2021, and ...

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Essex rider sets new men's paced speed record of more than 174mph

Essex rider sets new men's paced speed record of more than 174mph

Joseph Delves 19 Aug 2019 Still not as quick as Denise Mueller-Korenek, the team are aiming for 220mph next year. Photo: Mike Massaro View this post on Instagram Advice before watching this clip. 1.Expand to full screen 2.Stare without blinking 3.Repeat the above if necessary. 174.339mph on bicycle #WorldRecord #MensworldRecord #Landspeed #cycling #steelisreal #steelisunreal A post shared by Moss Bikes (@mossbikes) on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:18pm PDT Neil Campbell has become the fastest man on wheels. This weekend the Essex-based rider tucked in behind a speeding Porsche Cayenne and piloted his custom-built steel bike to an eye-watering 174.339 mph. Claiming a new men’s and European record at the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, the attempt was almost derailed due to poor weather on Friday. Further difficulties beset the challenge when Campbell was forced to ditch the safety parachute he’d intended to use to slow down when it began creating ...

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Alexey Lutsenko wins thrilling finale at the Arctic Race of Norway thanks to final time bonus

Alexey Lutsenko wins thrilling finale at the Arctic Race of Norway thanks to final time bonus

Joseph Delves 19 Aug 2019 Kazakh champion Alexey Lutsenko trades bonus seconds with Warren Barguil before overhauling him on tough final stage Alexey Lutsenko ( Astana ) has won the 2019 Arctic Race of Norway, repeatedly attacking on the final stage to take victory by a single second. Following the penultimate Queen Stage, French rider Warren Barguil (Arkéa–Samsic) had built himself a three-second lead coming into the final day, and this set up a contest which looked likely to be settled by who could steal the most bonus seconds at the intermediate sprints. Barguil started well, extending his lead by gaining two seconds at the first. Yet in the final intermediate sprint, the positions were reversed, with the Kazakh champion outsprinting Barguil to pick up three bonus seconds to the Frenchman’s two. With Lutsenko unable to shake his rival over the last few punchy climbs, this left Barguil with a ...

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Tom Dumoulin signs for Jumbo-Visma

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) rides onto the stage at the Giro presentation

Jumbo-Visma have announced the signing of Tom Dumoulin from Team Sunweb , with the Dutchman joining his new team for the 2020 season. Dumoulin has signed a three-year contract with his new team. The Dutch team announced the long-rumoured move in a video posted to social media. The confirmation of the signing came shortly after Sunweb, Dumoulin’s team of eight years, released a statement confirming that he would be leaving at the end of the current season. “We have one dream – winning the biggest race in the world,” stated the narration in the announcement video. “Welcome Tom. Together, we will compete for our dream.” Dumoulin will join what is already one of the strongest Grand Tour outfits in the sport. Primož Roglič and Steven Kruijswijk are established GC contenders and will both race at this month’s Vuelta a España, while the likes of George Bennett, Laurens De Plus and ...

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Tom Dumoulin confirms move to Jumbo-Visma

Tom Dumoulin confirms move to Jumbo-Visma

Jack Elton-Walters 19 Aug 2019 With the addition of Dumoulin, will Jumbo-Visma now be an unstoppable super team or a group of under-achievers like Movistar? Tom Dumoulin has confirmed that he will move from Team Sunweb to Jumbo-Visma from the end of this season. The tranfer had been rumoured for a while but only now has it been made official. Dumoulin, who counts a win and second place at the Giro-d'Italia , second overall at the Tour de France and stage wins at all three Grand Tours on his palmares, will join a team that already includes Grand Tour contenders Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk. So far this year, those two have taken a podium each at a three-week race with Roglic finishing third at the Giro and Kruijswijk on the same step at the Tour. It's been a less successful season for Dumoulin, who crashed at the Giro and ...

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Tom Dumoulin leaves Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) tried to fight on in the Giro d'Italia but his knee injury proved to be t

Tom Dumoulin will leave his Sunweb team at the end of the season, the team has officially confirmed. The Dutchman spent eight years with the team, winning the Giro d'Italia in 2017 and finishing second at the Giro in 2018 and as runner-up at the Tour de France the same year. "It really does hurt to leave," Dumoulin said in a statement. "My heart is here and together we have achieved great things that I'm very proud of. I've proven with Team Sunweb that winning a Grand Tour is possible with this team and I have no doubt that I could do it again with them. "I know that the grass will not always be greener than at Team Sunweb and I want to emphasise that, without them, I could never have got to where I am today," he continued. "I will always remain grateful for the opportunities that I ...

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Tom Dumoulin to leave Sunweb at the end of 2019

Supported by Tom Dumoulin and Team Sunweb are set to part ways at the end of the 2019 season despite a contract binding the two through 2021. Sunweb today confirmed rumours that Dumoulin’s contract with the team had been dissolved, bringing to an end the Dutchman’s eight-year stint at the team. Dumoulin began his pro career with … The post Tom Dumoulin to leave Sunweb at the end of 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Kelderman leads Sunweb at Vuelta a Espana in absence of Dumoulin

Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) finished 16th in the Paris-Nice time trial

Wilco Kelderman will lead Sunweb ’s general classification challenge at the Vuelta a España in the absence of the injured Tom Dumoulin, who has not raced since abandoning the Critérium du Dauphiné in June. Dumoulin was forced out of the Giro d’Italia after injuring his knee in a crash on stage 4 to Frascati and the effects of that injury prevented him from participating in the Tour de France. The Dutchman has since been linked with a move away from Sunweb to Jumbo-Visma, and it is unclear if he will race again this season. Kelderman placed fourth overall at the 2017 Vuelta and reached Madrid in tenth a year ago, but he has endured injury woe of his own this season. The 28-year-old missed the Giro after breaking his collarbone and neck vertebrae in March, and he abandoned the Tour de France with lower back problems. Nicolas Roche and Australian ...

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Tiesj Benoot heading to Team Sunweb next season

Tiesj Benoot heading to Team Sunweb next season

Joseph Delves 14 Aug 2019 Young Belgian Classics rider formerly linked to Team Ineos will instead leave Lotto-Soudal to bolster Team Sunweb Winner of the 2018 Strade Bianche, Tiesj Benoot is off to Team Sunweb as the 25-year-old Lotto–Soudal rider is heading to the German squad on a two-year deal. Although Benoot has failed to gain a result as big as his previous win in Tuscany this season, he’s consistently performed at races including the Tour de Suisse, Dwars door Vlaanderen and Tour of Flanders . Despite having started his career with Lotto-Soudal back in 2014, Benoot has been reported as keen to leave since earlier this season. See related Professional cycling transfers 2019-2020: All the moves and shakes Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, race reports, TV guide and all you need to know Tour of Britain 2019: Route, teams and all you need to know With his stock rising, ...

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Nine things I learned from not covering the Tour de France

For the first time in six years, our own Dave Everett missed covering the Tour de France. What did he learn about the race watching on TV from home? The post Nine things I learned from not covering the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Corendon CEO on company's merger with Sunweb: Two cycling teams is a bit much

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) gets the better of Sunweb's Michael Matthews and Deceuninck-Q

Mathieu van der Poel 's Corendon-Circus team and the Sunweb squad of riders including Tom Dumoulin and Michael Matthews may in future be affected by the still-in-progress merger between the two teams' main sponsors, according to the Dutch media. Dutch cycling website wielerflits.nl on Wednesday cited an interview that Corendon CEO Steven van der Heijden did with Dutch radio broadcaster BNR this week. In it, Van der Heijden admitted that he wasn't sure what the coming-together of his company with Sunweb might mean for the teams in the future, but did say that "two cycling teams is a bit much" for one parent company. It was reported in June that the Dutch travel company Sunweb Holiday Group had been bought by Swedish investment company Triton, which already owns holiday company Sunweb. "Two cycling teams is of course a bit much. The moment we jointly present ourselves to the market, that ...

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Dumoulin unlikely to return to racing in 2019

Tom Dumoulin in Bologna

After sitting out the Tour de France to a knee injury, it appears unlikely that Tom Dumoulin will see any more racing action this season. The Sunweb rider was forced to abandon the Giro d'Italia with knee pain and then returned to race the Critérium du Dauphiné despite knowing there was a small piece of road debris in his knee causing irritation. He abandoned the race after stage 6 and underwent surgery three weeks before the Tour de France. He was still having pain after the procedure and abandoned plans for an altitude camp and then ruled out racing at the Tour. An MRI scan on July 3 showed there was a tear in the tendon in his left knee that necessitated total rest. According to De Telegraaf , Dumoulin has returned to riding, but is unable to put full power into his left leg, so the Vuelta a España ...

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Tom Dumoulin's future remains in limbo as Sunweb negotiations drag on

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) exits his team bus

Tom Dumoulin 's future remains uncertain with no resolution in sight with regards to a proposed move from Team Sunweb to Jumbo-Visma . Earlier this summer reports surfaced regarding a possible switch after Dumoulin raised concerns with the squad's development, transfer policy and their handling over his recent injury issues. However, Dumoulin is tied to Sunweb until the end of 2021, with his current squad understandably keen on keeping him despite murmurs of unrest. Reports of a salary increase to around €3 million as well as greater support in Grand Tours were indicated as Dumoulin's main reasons for wanting a split. In the last few weeks, Dumoulin's management have met with Sunweb's general manager Iwan Spekenbrink but no resolution has been agreed, while the talk within the Jumbo-Visma camp has changed from optimism to patience as they wait for Sunweb and Dumoulin to reach an agreement. At the same time, ...

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Cycling’s transfer season kicks off as Nibali, Dumoulin, and Quintana all slated to switch teams

Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Dumoulin are just a few of the big names that will switch teams after 2019. Read the full article at Cycling’s transfer season kicks off as Nibali, Dumoulin, and Quintana all slated to switch teams on VeloNews.com .

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