Tour de France 2020: Route rumors

2020 route could contain plenty of unusual twists including early mountain tests, a Planche des Belles Filles time trial, and a final phase in Jura and Vosges mountains. Read the full article at Tour de France 2020: Route rumors on VeloNews.com .

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CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #31: Il Lombar-dia know the answers?

As the season winds down, a big month of Italian races also comes to an end with the final monument of the year, Il Lombardia. Have you been paying attention in the lead up? This week, thanks to The Sufferfest, one lucky reader will win a year’s subscription to The Sufferfest app and a customized … The post CyclingTips Weekly Quiz #31: Il Lombar-dia know the answers? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Egan Bernal wins Gran Piemonte after dominant Ineos performance

Tour de France winner capitalized on a crushing performance by teammates, who shredded the field on the final climb. Read the full article at Egan Bernal wins Gran Piemonte after dominant Ineos performance on VeloNews.com .

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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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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Why you should go to the 2023 Tour de France Grand depart in the Basque Country

Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 One of cycling's true heartlands, the Basque Country looks set to host the start of cycling's biggest race Aupa! Rumour has it that the Basque country, one of the world’s most devout cycling regions, is in with a chance of hosting the Tour de France Grand Depart. According to former professional cyclist and Basqueman Joseba Beloki, an agreement has been reached between ASO, the Tour’s organising company, and the city of Bilbao to host the opening stages of the race in 2023. Details on where the stage will go and whether there will be more than just the single stage are still unknown, but chances are the first few stages will snake around the region before returning to France. After recent Grand Departs in Yorkshire and Belgium, cycling’s biggest race has been no stranger to visiting areas in Europe that are totally dedicated to the ...

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Etape du Tour 2020 route announced | Sportive to start in Nice and tackle three climbs in Southern Alps

Peloton, 2019 Paris-Nice

The 2020 edition of the Tour de France sportive will take place on Sunday 5 July

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Basque cycling gets boost with Tour bid, Landa backing

Spain's Basque Country could host the 2023 Tour de France while Euskadi targets a jump to the Pro-Conti level next season. Read the full article at Basque cycling gets boost with Tour bid, Landa backing on VeloNews.com .

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Julian Alaphilippe to skip Il Lombardia bringing end to successful season

Julian Alaphilippe to skip Il Lombardia bringing end to successful season

Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2019 Frenchman skips final Monument of the year after being nominated for Velo d'Or Julian Alaphilippe will bring an end to a successful season after pulling out Il Lombardia this Saturday. The Frenchman has been the stand out rider for 2019 and was expected to line up at the Italian Monument at the weekend as one of the favourites. However, a taxing year of racing has seen Alaphillipe to call time on his year. 'I am really sad to tell you that I will not be racing Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia this week and that my incredible 2019 season has come to an end. You know that I always give everything and have done ever since my year started in Argentina,' said Alaphilippe. 'I’ve worked really hard to try and be at my peak for a third time this year, having raced hard at the Classics ...

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Dumoulin: ‘Jumbo-Visma would like me to race the Tour de France’

Dutchman doesn't rule out the feasibility of a Tour-Olympics summer double-header if Tour de France route looks favorable. Read the full article at Dumoulin: ‘Jumbo-Visma would like me to race the Tour de France’ on VeloNews.com .

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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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Love him or loathe him, Lance Armstrong is back… and quite possibly here to stay | John Whitney

Illustration of Lance Armstrong

Has The Move podcast signalled the return and rehabilitation of Lance Armstrong?

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Mixed feelings in Harrogate following the World Championships

Myles Warwood 7 Oct 2019 Many people & businesses embraced the Worlds, but others are grumbling about the impact. Photos: Leon van Bon, Devin Ainslie, Myles Warewood After the World Championships in Harrogate, has Yorkshire's love affair with cycling come to an end? After the circus has rolled through town, what is left to show for it? These may seem like outlandish questions to ask if you watched the coverage of the women’s and men’s road races on the BBC. The fans came out to each corner of Yorkshire in their droves, despite the near-biblical rain, which made it one of the wettest World Championships in recent memory. Image 2 of 21 Image 2 of 21 Two Harrogates Harrogate itself had fans lining the streets of the route all afternoon waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the finest cyclists in the world. However, if you look past the ...

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This lawyer’s VO2 max is high enough to race the Tour de France

Andrew Feather V02 max test at Bath University

Local legend, and 2018 British men's hill climb champion, Andrew Feather gets tested in the lab

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L’Etape Australia by Tour de France to cycle on South Coast in 2020

L’Etape Australia by Tour de France to cycle on South Coast in 2020

The NSW Government has announced a new location for NSW’s world-class cycling event, L’Étape Australia by Tour de France.

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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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Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season

Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Italian rider has struggled after 'overtraining' during the off-season Gianni Moscon claims to have put on 10kg during the Tour de France in a season he believes was blighted by 'overtraining'. In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport , the Team Ineos rider explained how he had to reset himself after a difficult Tour. Although Moscon was eventually part of the winning team thanks to the exploits of Egan Bernal, he was largely anonymous throughout the race, lacking the impact of previous seasons and also struggling with significant weight gain during the race. 'I weighed myself when I got home [from the Tour] and I was almost 80 kilos, while I started the race at around 70. At least eight kilos more. I didn't recognise myself,' said Moscon. This surprise weight gain came after an underwhelming start to the season for the Italian. ...

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Route and date for L'Etape du Tour 2020 revealed

Route and date for L'Etape du Tour 2020 revealed

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Find out where next year's L'Etape du Tour will be taking place The route and date for the L'Etape du Tour 2020 have been released with it centring around the French Riviera city of Nice. The popular sportive that runs alongside the Tour de France will take place on Sunday 5th July and capitalise on the race's Grand Depart in Nice with a 177km loop starting and finishing in the city. The route will largely mirror Stage 2 of next year's Tour, departing the famous Promenade des Anglais, the route heads west along the coastline before turning north through the Gorges de la Mescla. After 55km, the sportive hits its first major climb, the 16.3km Col de la Colmaine at an average of 6.3%. After descending into La Bollene-Vesubie, riders will then get the chance to climb the Col de Turini. A beautiful climb with ...

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US authorities chase Johan Bruyneel to Spain for $1.2m fine

US authorities chase Johan Bruyneel to Spain for $1.2m fine

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Former US Postal Service team manager was found guilty of defrauding the US government after doping scandal Representatives from the USA government have travelled to Spain to pursue former US Postal team manager Johan Bruyneel for the $1.2 million owed by the Belgian . The former team boss of Lance Armstrong was named in the Federal False Claims Act led by ex-professional rider Floyd Landis, which found that the doping practices of the professional cycling team had defrauded the US Postal Service, a federal agency, of its $30 million sponsorship deal. The US courts settled with Armstrong for a fee of $5 million in April 2018 and then decided on a $1.2 million fine for Bruyneel. Reports in USA Today state that the 55-year-old is yet to pay, with the US Justice Department now hiring Spanish counsel to serve Bruyneel documents at his Madrid home ...

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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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