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"This performance says nothing about what is to come" - Wout van Aert optimistic after Belgian Championships

A week before the Tour de France, Wout van Aert showed himself for the first time since his Dwars doors Vlaanderen crash, at the Belgian Cycling Championships. The leader of Visma | Lease a Bike entered the sprint for the victory, but lacked a bit in the end and crossed the line only in fifth."I fel...

"I will always remember this day" - Arnaud De Lie will get to wear Belgian champion's jersey at his Tour de France debut

Arnaud De Lie won the Belgian title in Zottegem after a mighty sprint. Not even sprinter superstars Jasper Philipsen (2nd) and Tim Merlier (6th) could match De Lie's raw power in the final straight. The Lotto Dstny rider thus ends a difficult period. He saw the spring fall by the wayside due to Lyme...

No questions left - Movistar confirm Oier Lazkano at Tour de France following stupendous national championships performance

The day at the Spanish elite men's road cycling championships could not have gone better for Movistar Team, which achieved a 1-2 on the podium thanks to Alex Aranburu and Oier Lazkano. The first of them has been proclaimed champion for the first time in his career after finishing 3rd in the last thr...

POLL: How will Enric Mas' GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Enric Mas is one of the most controversial figures out of all Tour de France contenders, perhaps because of the high expectations that Spanish fans have regarding the Movistar Team rider. He comes into the Grand Boucle hoping to fight for a strong final result. Mas has finished the previous two Tour...

POLL: How will Simon Yates' GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Simon Yates is a former winner of the Vuelta a España and one of the best climbers of the late 2010's. Despite the emergence of a superior generation when it comes to climbers, the Briton raced to fourth place last year at the Tour de France, and is a contender once again for the podium this year. T...

Mattias Skjelmose outraged after jury names him Danish ITT champion despite losing en-route: "I have offered Johan that he can have both the Champion's jersey and medal I was handed"

Danish National championships time trial brought a first major controversy of this week. Bahrain's Johan Price-Pejtersen clocked the best time on the 41.3 kilometers-long course in Herning, however was later disqualified for briefly using a bikepath next to the main road. This according to race jury...

Rui Costa wins Portuguese national championships and keeps his dream alive: "I hope to go to the Tour"

Rui Costa became Portuguese National Champion for the third time today (2015, 2020 and 2024), adding another important victory to palmarès - in what was a big day for EF Education-EasyPost as Alberto Bettiol and Darren Rafferty also won in Italy and Ireland. After the end of the race and speaking to...

POLL | Who will win the 2024 Tour de France?

The Tour de France starts already this 29th of June, Saturday, in the Italian city of Florence. It is set to be a memorable edition and we have got all of the big names of Grand Tour racing present. Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel are among the list of contenders t...

(FINAL) 2024 National Championships Race Center - All winners of 27 different countries

The main block of the national championships takes place this week. Right before the Tour de France, most of the world's top countries will host their own events to decide on who will wear their country's colours for the next 12 months. You can follow this list for a better comprehension of all resu...

Ethan Hayter takes British national title on the road! Attila Valter, Domen Novak and Markus Hoelgaard among new national champions

In the final update we provide of the national championships, we have got Great Britain, Slovenia and Hungary. In Great Britain, it was Ethan Hayter taking the victory after a difficult season. A three-man group attacked off the front in the British road race championships and it was Ethan Hayter wh...

Arnaud De Lie new Belgian road champion! Dylan Groenewegen, Alberto Bettiol and Marco Brenner among new national champions

Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg and Ireland are some more of the nations with their men's elite road race national championships finished. In Belgium the big news was of the winner Arnaud De Lie who took a massive win ahead of the Tour de France. The Belgian race ended in a...

Ready for the Tour de France - Tom Pidcock winner of Crans-Montana MTB World Cup, 6 days before Grand Depart

This weekend, all the Tour de France contenders are either completing their preparation, travelling out of their final altitude camp, or racing the national championships. Except for one, who spent the weekend in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, dominating the two World Cup events. After winning the Shor...

Paul Lapeira continues breakthrough season with French national title; Rui Costa victorious once again in Portugal

France and Portugal are two of the big nations that have seen new winners this afternoon in the national championships. Hilly routes marked both nations' events and we see new national champions in Paul Lapeira and Rui Costa respectively. With over 20 riders (as was the case with Groupama - FDJ), De...

New road race national champions | Lotte Kopecky; Georgi Pfeiffer; Chantal van den Broek-Blaak; Blanka Kata Vas; Anna Kiesenhofer and Urska Zigart

The national championships are in full steam today in several countries. The women's races have, in general, taken place before the men's events. Among the winners are Lotte Kopecky for Belgium, Georgi Pfeiffer for the United Kingdom and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak for the Netherlands. In the Belgia...

"I still sometimes have some back pain" - Wout van Aert trains without limitations but faces small health problem

Wout van Aert has trained for the Tour de France after a big change of plans in his season and today he will try to get back the Belgian national champion's jersey. He talked to reporters ahead of the race, providing some insight into his form and health into the Tour. “My restart in the Tour of Nor...

SPECIAL | ChatGPT predicts 2024 Tour de France

AI has over the past years been on the rise and it is everywhere from technology to sports and everything inbetween. ChatGPT is one of the most reputable tools and we have asked it plenty questions regarding the 2024 Tour de France; from who will win, to who will be the biggest surprise and opinion...

Alex Aranburu wins Spanish national championships - Movistar dominates as Oier Lazkano rides to second

Within the national championships, the elite men's road cycling race of Spain was disputed this Sunday, June 23, in search of a new champion or, in the case of Oier Lazkano winning, the revalidation of the title by the Movistar Team rider. It was not going to be Lazkano, but this award was going to...

"Last year it was one of the most intense emotions I’ve ever lived" - Stage win the priority for Pello Bilbao; but Basque wants to improve on Tour de France GC

Pello Bilbao experienced a dream Tour de France in 2023, taking his first stage win and then going on to battle for a career-best sixth spot in the Grand Boucle. Like fine wine, at 34 years of age the Bahrain - Victorious seems to be getting stronger by the year and comes into the Tour once again wi...

Tour de France 2024 Team Index - Follow lineup announcement of every team

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Tour de France | Bahrain - Victorious stacked for 2024 race featuring Bilbao, Buitrago, Bauhaus, Mohoric, Poels and Wright

Bahrain - Victorious have unveiled their lineup for the 2024 Tour de France. Whilst it can't be compared to the likes of UAE Team Emirates and Team Visma | Lease a Bike; the team comes in with seven riders who can realistically take a stage win, but also options for the overall classification. In th...

Last test for Wout van Aert's form ahead of Tour de France at national championships: "I'm feeling better than a month ago, so I hope this form will be enough"

The national championships' main block concludes today and among the big races on the schedule are the elite Belgian road races. In the men's event Team Visma | Lease a Bike are very eager to take the win, and Wout van Aert will see how his form is ahead of the Tour de France. The Dutch team will st...

Profiles & Route Tour de France 2024 | Italian start, Galibier on stage 4, gravel, two time-trials, brutal Pyrenees and finale in Nice

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Tiesj Benoot's explosive statement on Visma's Tour de France: "No-one from the team dares to bet money on the fact that Jonas will make it to the podium"

Team Visma | Lease a Bike are heading to the Tour de France with a clear leader and plan: Jonas Vingegaard. But from within the team there is no certainty that neither Vingegaard or Wout van Aert are capable of doing what they've done in the past, and this was said by teammate Tiesj Benoot himself. ...

At age 37 Michael Woods becomes national champion for the first time... Days after not being selected for Tour de France

Israel - Premier Tech have taken yet another title in this edition of the national championships and once again they rule in Canada - the country of it's secondary title sponsor. Michael Woods became road race national champion for the first time in his career at age 37. It is an important day in th...

Patrick Lefevere aware of Remco Evenepoel's illness at Dauphine: "We feared a Giro scenario"

Remco Evenepoel is currently ill and will skip the Belgian national championships as a result, but he was also under the weather earlier this month at the Criterium du Dauphiné. Patrick Lefevere tells that the team feared another badly-timed Covid-19 positive. "In the meantime, I can reveal somethin...

Julian Alaphilippe returns to racing! Frenchman takes unusual alternative to Tour de France with eyes on Olympic Games

There are a few riders who are focusing on the Olympic Games specifically this summer and some do not see the Tour de France as fitting preparation. You could think of riders such as Filippo Ganna and Joshua Tarling, but Julian Alaphilippe is also taking an alternative preparation towards the Olympi...

Several reports that Simon Yates to Team Visma | Lease a Bike is confirmed for 2025

The transfer market only opens in early August but behind the scenes the negotiations are buzzing. Team Visma | Lease a Bike are losing Jan Tratnik, the van Dijke twins and Koen Bouwman at the very least... But several sources report that Simon Yates is a done deal for 2025. This is set to be one of...

PREVIEW | Tour de France 2024 - GC fight with Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic, Remco Evenepoel, Tom Pidcock and more!

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Discover the preliminary startlist of the 2024 Tour of Slovakia with Peter Sagan, Julian Alaphilippe and Lennert Van Eetvelt

From the 26th to the 30th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovakia. The parcours of the race traditionally see attackive racing and this year's edition should be no different in that regard. Decisive for the GC will be the 30 km TTT on second day and then final stage with triple ascent t...

Thibau Nys notices his reputation within the peloton growing: "Maybe my status has changed a bit. They fight a bit more for my wheel than they used to"

Thibau Nys' step up this year didn't exactly come out of nowhere. Those who followed the Belgian talent's story closely have seen glimpses of his full potential last year already, but it's only now he's slowly establishing himself as a feared stage hunter and a rider with great promise for (hilly) c...

Victor Campenaerts looks forward to Arnaud De Lie's Tour debut: "He has to tackle it without pressure"

After three seasons in the same team, Victor Campenaerts and Arnaud De Lie will part their ways next year. While De Lie will stick with Lotto Dstny for next few years, his mentor Campenaerts is reportedly returning to Visma | Lease a Bike in 2025. As surprising as it may seem, the two have created a...

POLL: How will Carlos Rodríguez' GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Carlos Rodríguez was on the verge of leaving INEOS Grenadiers last year but his performance at the Tour de France saw the team put in an extra effort to renew with him. Now, the Spaniard returns to the Tour as the main leader out of a strong lineup in pursuit of the podium. Second at the 2021 Tour d...

POLL: How will Matteo Jorgenson's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

The Tour de France will have as headliners Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel... But there will be plenty talent lurking in the shadows. One of the riders who has the most potential to surprise is Matteo Jorgenson of Team Visma | Lease a Bike. The American rider was s...

National Championships UPDATE: Elisa Longo Borghini storms to victory at Italian road race

The national championships see the man take a break in the most part this Saturday but the women's peloton takes over the lead. Many big nations such as Italy, France, Germany and Spain have already found their new road race national champions. Elisa Longo Borghini revalidated her title with a long...

UCI react to news of Andrea Piccolo's doping case - "The UCI welcomes this collaboration and will assess any further action"

The UCI has confirmed and acknowledged the action taken by EF Education-EasyPost against Italian rider Andrea Piccolo. The American team has fired one of it's top riders after finding out about the possible transportation of Human Growth Hormone. In the same message, the team revealed that he was in...

7 days before Tour de France, Tom Pidcock wins Short Track World Cup in Crans-Montana; Puck Pieterse wins women's race

Tom Pidcock is starting the Tour de France in only seven days in the city of Florence, Italy. After finishing sixth at the Tour de Suisse he remained in the country and has today won the Short Track World Cup round in Crans-Montana. Pidcock is a specialist in the discipline and with the Olympic Game...

INEOS Grenadiers Tour de France lineup with up to four leaders close to taking its final shape

Visma | Lease a Bike with Jonas Vingegaard. UAE Team Emirates with Tadej Pogacar. Which team is next to confirm their Tour de France lineup? It seems like the ball rolls over to INEOS Grenadiers.At least that should be the case according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, which claims the Br...

"It’s also not just him in the team" - Jai Hindley to support Primoz Roglic at Tour de France but ready to step up

Jai Hindley won the Giro d'Italia in 2022 and has since found his consistency also outside of Grand Tours. In 2023 he put on a strong run to finish fourth at the Criterium du Dauphiné, seventh at the Tour de France with a stage win and spell in the yellow jersey. This year he finished third at Tirre...

Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes winner Grace Brown to retire at the end of 2024 - "I’m really content with everything that I’ve achieved"

Grace Brown will retire from cycling at the end of this season. The Australian rider has experienced a successful final career on the road, and revealed in the news in a video message shared this Friday afternoon. “I’ve decided that this year will be my last year in professional cycling. It’s been s...

Merijn Zeeman full of praise for Wout van Aert: "That's just a dream for every team, to have a rider like that"

Team Visma | Lease a Bike will be able to count on Wout van Aert for the Tour de France, something they hadn't planned at the start of the season but which could end up being a key factor for the team's success. Merijn Zeeman, head DS of the team, has nothing but praise for the Belgian and is happy...

No end in sight for David Gaudu's Tour de France nightmare - French rider tests positive for Covid-19

With the passion of the French fans and of a Groupama - FDJ team that has had incredibly popular leaders in the past, David Gaudu has taken on the responsibility of carrying the nation's ambitions as an overall classification contender for the Tour de France over the past few years. But all factors...

António Morgado wins Portuguese time-trial title... But without his trademark moustache: "I was told I had to cut it so that it grows back stronger"

António Morgado is the new national time trial champion of Portugal. The UAE Team Emirates rider had a hard-fought duel with teammate Ivo Oliveira, but the margin between the two (albeit small) left no doubt as to who was stronger. Rui Costa completed the podium and was less than 30 seconds behind t...

José de Cauwer on Pogacar, Vingegaard, Roglic and Evenepoel's Tour: "Pogacar always had a reason for losing the Tour in the past two years. Now he is in top shape"

The Tour de France is starting in just over a week and all analysts are sharp to give their thoughts and analyze the upcoming edition. Whilst perhaps not the top four favourites to win the race, José de Cauwer talks about the four names which bring the most spotlight into the race: Tadej Pogacar, Jo...

Cees Bol explains why Tour de Suisse was important in Mark Cavendish's Tour preparation: "The Tour starts very hard and we have to be ready for that"

Reading through the startlist for the recent Tour de Suisse, you could notice that besides numerous climbers, also a handful of sprinters made the trip to Switzerland. The list includes names like Jordi Meeus, Bryan Coquard and of course; Mark Cavendish. What were they after in the Swiss mountains?...

Rémi Cavagna explodes against Movistar: "I came to the team to progress and I feel like I've taken a step backwards"

It's a little scary to think how in modern cycling changing equipment can change a rider's performance so much. How 2 or 3 months of nutrition or gear change can lead to an extreme performance change. That seems to be what's happening with Rémi Cavagna, who does not seem so happy with his transfer f...

UAE Team Emirates officially confirm their Tour de France dream team around Tadej Pogacar

UAE Team Emirates have officially unveiled the eight names that'll represent the team colours in Florence, Italy at the 2024 Tour de France Grand Depart. The team's got only one goal in mind and that will be to raise the winner's trophy in Nice.There's a big story in the making as Tadej Pogacar is c...

Visma DS Zeeman on Vingegaard: "Jonas is the only rider in our team at this moment who can win the Tour de France"

Team Visma | Lease a Bike are going to the Tour de France with the plan of winning for the third time with Jonas Vingegaard. Despite the obstacles in his preparation, this is clear within the team, including the multi-talented leaders such as Matteo Jorgenson and Wout van Aert. "Jonas is the only ri...

Remco Evenepoel falls ill ahead of Tour de France and misses Belgian national championships: "It is better that I don’t take any risks so close to the Tour de France"

Remco Evenepoel is currently in the French Alps training for the Tour de France. Although it would be expected that he remains there until making the trip for the Grand Depart, he actually intended on defending his Belgian road race national champion title. But this will not happen as he has fallen...

Visma | Lease a Bike rider suspended for contaminated medicine sees doping case resolved

After supporting Primoz Roglic to victory at the 2023 Giro d'Italia, Team Visma | Lease a Bike rider Michel Hessmann was suspended by the team after having tested positive for a diuretic in an out-of-competition test. It was a lengthy and at times confusing battle to understand what has happened exa...

Andrea Piccolo fired by EF Education-EasyPost on suspicion of transporting banned substances

It doesn't seem that Andrea Piccolo will ever get to run a full length of a contract with a team during his professional career. After brief stints at Astana, Gazprom and Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli, it seemed that the Italian found his place in the American WorldTour EF Education-EasyPost, ho...

"Olympics won't be a problem" - Dylan van Baarle convinced his injury won't impact his start at Olympic Games in Paris

Dylan van Baarle is confident that he can go to the Olympic Games in good shape despite his crash at Critérium du Dauphiné. He and his teammate Steven Kruijswijk were the main victims. Both had to give up on starting at the Tour de France next week as a consequence."I had moved forward and then they...

Two long-time pros with total of 28 professional victories call it quits at the end of 2024

It was a busy Friday in the cycling world with Tour de France lineup announcements and National Championships in full swing. So much so that you may have missed the news about two long-time pros hanging up their bikes at the end of this season. Ramon Sinkeldam and Niccolò Bonifazio together racked u...

United States bring the best they have to Olympic Games with ambitions for no less than gold medals

On Friday, USA Cycling announced the athletes who will compete in the Time Trial and Road Races at the Paris Olympics. If you're looking for surprising names, you're on a wrong address. American national coach Tanner Putt didn't complicate things and selected the best men and women he had available....

Moriah Wilson's murderer set to pay $15 million in compensations to Wilson's family, on top of spending 90 years in the prison

A judge has ordered Kaitlin Armstrong to pay $15 million to the family of deceased Moriah Wilson as part of a civil lawsuit, according to a report in KXAN, echoes by Cyclingnews.  Wilson’s parents filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Armstrong in May, six months after Armstrong was found gui...

Joshua Tarling reacts to possibility of becoming a GC rider in the future: "I'd like to but they're f**king good"

This week’s British National Championships time trial was a perfect opportunity for Joshua Tarling to test his legs with view to Olympic Games in a little bit more than a month. Tarling suffered a broken bone in his knee at Paris Roubaix in April, which set him a few weeks back in his preparation,...

2024 Tour de France Race Center - TV, Startlist, Profiles, Prize Money and Previews

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

UPDATE: Johan Price-Pejtersen disqualified from Danish time-trial nationals and victory given to Mattias Skjelmose

In our last update of the day we bring the results of the time-trial national championships of Germany and Denmark; where Nils Politt and Johan Price-Pejtersen brought quality victories for UAE Team Emirates and Bahrain - Victorious respectively. In the German men's elite race we have had Nils Polit...

José de Cauwer hopes for Wout van Aert to have freedom at Tour de France: "If it is again to wait for Vingegaard in the gravel stage, for example, then I think it is a shame"

José de Cauwer is one of the most vocal voices in Belgian cycling and many take his opinion into great consideration. Naturally, he is a big defender of Wout van Aert and hopes the Team Visma | Lease a Bike rider isn't held by the team's ambitions at the Tour de France. "Wout will be fine. He had a...

António Morgado and Felix Grossschartner bring in two more time-trial national titles for UAE in Portugal and Austria

UAE Team Emirates are on an absolute roll this Friday afternoon. After Nils Politt, in Portugal and Austria two more of the team's riders have managed to take titles in the time-trial national championships: António Morgado and Felix Grossschartner. In Portugal it was an UAE one-two, with Morgado ta...

Alpecin-Deceuninck renew with Jasper Philipsen ahead of Tour de France return

Jasper Philipsen was at the end of his contract and had the interest of many teams in the peloton. It was certainly not an easy task for Alpecin-Deceuninck to keep their prime sprinter, but the Belgian has renewed with the team until as long as 2028 - the same length as Mathieu van der Poel's contra...

Romain Bardet announces retirement - Frenchman to finish pro career at 2025 Dauphiné and transition to gravel racing

Romain Bardet has announced his retirement from pro cycling. The Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL rider has renewed for another year with the Dutch team and has revealed that he will now race his final Tour de France. He will race on the road for the last time at next year's Criterium du Dauphiné before fo...

'Healthy and motivated' Jonas Vingegaard confirmed for Tour de France return: "I am very excited to see where I stand"

Jonas Vingegaard is racing the Tour de France and that has already been officially confirmed by Team Visma | Lease a Bike. The Dutch team is still training at altitude in the French Alps, but has already decided on their '8' and also unveiled their new jersey ahead of the race. "I am excited to star...

"Know what we have to do to support Tadej" - Adam Yates keeps Tour de France victory expectations modest

UAE Team Emirates have revealed their lineup for the Tour de France this Friday morning and it includes all eight riders that were initially planned to race the Grand Boucle. A big part of this plan to win the race revolves around Adam Yates who was on the podium last year and has recently won the T...

Surprise at the Spanish national championships! David de la Cruz takes time-trial title as Movistar fumble

David de la Cruz has been proclaimed new Spanish time trial champion. The Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team rider completed the Galapagar course in less than 39 minutes, more than half a minute ahead of Markel Beloki and Raúl García Pierna, who closed the podium. The big favorite, Oier Lazkano, finished fourth...

Juan Ayuso, before his debut in the Tour de France: "It's something I've dreamed of since I was a child".

Juan Ayuso, the young Spanish cyclist, cannot hide his enthusiasm to face his first Tour de France, where he will be one of Tadej Pogacar's luxury teammates in UAE Team Emirates. Ayuso expresses the excitement and responsibility he feels to be part of this prestigious race and such a competitive tea...

Joao Almeida eyes big Tour de France debut: "I’m proud to be going there as part of a very strong team with big ambitions"

João Almeida will be an important part of Tadej Pogacar's Tour de France team, but the Portuguese may not be without chances to score a solid result for himself too. Providing everything goes according to the plan.With six grand tours under his belt (4x Giro d'Italia, 2x Vuelta a Espana) and a third...

Tao Geoghegan Hart ruled out of Tour de France after streak of illness and injuries

Tao Geoghegan Hart will not be at the start of the Tour de France. The leader of Lidl-Trek is still suffering too much from the consequences of his crash in the Critérium du Dauphiné mixed with a persistent illness.The British climber was unable to start due to the crash in the fifth stage. He suffe...

Tadej Pogacar in good spirtis ahead of Tour de France "hopes to fight for the win and put on a good show"

Depite the general narrative of big show-down between the 'four GC kings' at the Tour de France, there's only one big favourite and that is the Slovenian superstar, two-time Grande Boucle champion Tadej Pogacar. While other favourites were licking their wounds after series of crashes during this spr...

Wout van Aert's to support Jonas Vingegaard at Tour de France: "Our main goal is, of course, to ride a top classification with Jonas"

Wout van Aert initially intended to focus on the cobbled classics, Giro d'Italia and Olympic Games this year. This plan went sideways at Dwars door Vlaanderen as the Belgian suffered a brutal crash and injuries that prevented him from doing the first two. With a complete new schedule in front of him...

Joxean Matxin and UAE react to Visma's Jonas Vingegaard selection for Tour de France: "I’d have done the same"

The Tour de France is starting in just over a week and Team Visma | Lease a Bike anticipated rival teams in their announcement of the lineup. Jonas Vingegaard, as expected, is present in the '8', and UAE Team Emirates' Joxean Matxin was asked about his thoughts regarding the team that also includes...

Pedal Punditry #9 - João Almeida and Adam Yates, the dark horses to win the 2024 Tour de France?

Only 9 days remaining to the Tour de France and we are set for a very exciting edition. This year none of the big favourites for the yellow jersey come with a traditional run-up to the race; and the truth is we have got a list of dark horses who can seize the opportunity to win the Tour such as João...

Geraint Thomas shares thoughts on Mark Cavendish, new UCI rules, Egan Bernal and Tom Pidcock ahead of Tour de France

Geraint Thomas is an ever-vocal voice in the peloton and whilst preparing for the Tour de France, he has discussed some of the most lively topics regarding INEOS Grenadiers and the Tour itself. "Things are going well here. We've been here for about ten days now, and we're working towards the Tour,"...

"Ya'll are unhinged" - Matteo Jorgenson shuts down idea that Jonas Vingegaard may race as domestique for American at Tour de France

Will Jonas Vingegaard be ready to fight for Maillot Jaune at Tour de France? Sepp Kuss as a back-up leader? Or maybe the new kid in the block Matteo Jorgenson will take over? Regarding Visma | Lease a Bike's plans for Grande Boucle, we know as little as nothing and so many experts are trying to figu...

No Chris Froome; Derek Gee and Stevie Williams headline Israel - Premier Tech Tour de France lineup

Giro d'Italia didn't go according to Israel - Premier Tech's plan, with nearly half of the team crashing out in the first week. But that's a long history and the Israeli PRT team is ready to write a new chapter in their story at Tour de France.Last year was a success mainly thanks to their climber M...

"We will never throw in the towel!" - Merijn Zeeman fully believes in Jonas Vingegaard for Tour de France

Visma | Lease a Bike was one of the first teams to announce its selection for the Tour de France 2024. And it was the most anticipated one as everyone was curious whether Jonas Vingegaard would be included. Now it's clear the Dane will attempt to complete a hat-trick even though his form is still up...

Race against time to recover for Olympics for time trial specialist Ellen van Dijk: "I won't know for sure until about three weeks from now"

Ellen van Dijk was lucky (or good) enough to fit in the narrow Olympic Games selection of Dutch National team alongside stars Demi Vollering and Lorena Wiebes. Her main dish was supposed to come in the time trial, where Van Dijk was seen as serious medal candidate. However broken ankle earlier this...

Katie Archibald's Olympic dream over due to disastrous garden fall

Two-time Olympic champion Katie Archibald is out of the Paris Olympics after the British track cyclist broke bones in her leg in an innocent-sounding garden fall. The GB track star confirmed on her Instagram that the incident will prevent her from racing at her third games. She wrote: "I tripped ov...

First Belgian title for experienced Tim Wellens: "I will certainly wear the jersey with great pride"

Tim Wellens surprised by winning the Belgian time trial championship, beating pre-race favourites Alec Segaert and Rune Herregodts. It is the UAE Team Emirates rider's first National Championship title at the age of 33."Ten years ago I was second, but after that I didn't participate for a few years,...

"I think it's a good choice and she won't regret it" - Lotte Kopecky excited to race next to Anna van der Breggen next year

Anna van der Breggen will return as a cyclist with Team SD Worx - Protime from 2025. The Olympic and two-time world road champion has signed a contract until the end of 2026 with the cycling team. Since 2022, Van der Breggen worked as a sports director within the Dutch WorldTour team.World champion...

Aleksandr Vlasov will skip Olympic Games with full focus on Tour de France this summer

Aleksandr Vlasov will not participate in the Olympic Games in Paris. The BORA - hansgrohe rider was one of only fourteen Russian athletes to receive provisional approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to participate in the Games.The war between Ukraine and Russia has meant that athle...

Visma DS presents the support team for Jonas Vingegaard on his quest for third Tour de France title

Visma | Lease a Bike Tour de France lineup is finally official and it's what all the cycling fans have hoped for with the Dutch bringing the best in their store in support of Jonas Vingegaard. While all eyes will be on the Dane as well as Wout Van Aert as both make their comeback to racing after mor...

Movistar go all-in to win Spanish national championships! 13 riders including Lazkano, Aranburu, Cortina, Serrano and Pelayo Sanchez aim for gold

Movistar Team have as an absolute priority to win the Spanish road race national champions won last year by Oier Lazkano and they have revealed none less than 13 riders who will look to try and win once again this weekend. Men like Pelayo Sánchez or Alex Aranburu, in great form, will also have to be...

POLL: How will Adam Yates's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Adam Yates finished third on the 2023 Tour de France and this year he returns as a candidate for the podium, or even better, once again. The UAE Team Emirates rider has recently won the Tour de Suisse with great form and looks to be ready for another shot at the Grand Boucle. Yates is a rider who in...

POLL: How will João Almeida's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

João Almeida is making his Tour de France debut this year and it is one looked at with immense excitement. The Portuguese rider made his Grand Tour debut at the 2020 Giro d'Italia and has since every year focused on the Corsa Rosa. In 2024 he aims for the Tour and is in the form of his life ahead of...

SD Worx confirm Anna van der Breggen's return to pro cycling in 2025: "Do I still want to be a winner? Of course"

NOS reported it this morning and Team SD Worx-Protime have now confirmed it. After three years of retirement and being part of women's cycling as a sports director, cycling legend Anna van der Breggen will once again race in the pro peloton from 2025 onwards. "I am looking forward to pinning a jerse...

National Championships | Tim Wellens and Lotte Kopecky winners in Belgian time-trial; Bruno Armirail and Audrey Cordon-Ragot in France

The national championships have seen plenty time-trials today and another set of results has come out. In Belgium Tim Wellens has won the nationals ahead of the Tour de France whilst Bruno Armirail net another win for Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale. In Belgium, the men's race was won by Tim Wellens who...

Stefan Küng takes first win in over a year at Swiss time-trial national championships

Switzerland is a country with plenty quality time-trialists, both historically and currently. Hence there was a good list of riders set out to fight for the time-trial title at the national championships, but Stefan Küng took a dominant win - his first since the 2023 Tour de Suisse. Groupama - FDJ h...

Discover the startlist of the 2024 Tour de France! Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish and more

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Lotto Dstny leaders Florian Vemeersch and Lennert Van Eetvelt back in action at Belgian Championships after long injuries

Both Florian Vemeersch and Lennert Van Eetvelt will make their comeback this week on behalf of Lotto Dstny. Vermeersch will only turn up for the road race while Van Eetvelt is due to ride time trial as well. The Belgian team is looking forward to having its leaders back in action for second half of...

VIDEO: Team Visma | Lease a Bike reveal new jersey for 2024 Tour de France 'Renaissance'

At the Tour de France, often the teams with yellow colours are encouraged or told to switch colours so as to not confuse with the race's iconic yellow jersey. However, taking the race's exposure, many teams and sponsors often reveal special-edition jerseys for the biggest cycling race on the planet,...

Title number 5! Filippo Ganna once again wins Italian national time-trial championships

The national championships taking place this Thursday are of high importance and feature big stars. Italy, France, Belgium and Switzerland are among the nations racing their time-trial nationals today, and in Italy we have seen Filippo Ganna take his fifth national title in six years. The INEOS Gren...

Pedal Punditry #8 | Tour de France could end Tom Pidcock and INEOS Grenadiers' partnership forever

Tom Pidcock is signed with INEOS Grenadiers all the way into 2027 but there are suspicions that this partnership may not go all the way into that year. This year's Tour de France may be the decisive factor between the Olympic Champion and the British team. Pidcock and INEOS' story began in 2021 as h...

"Everything is getting close to the Olympics" - Joshua Tarling getting ready to aim for Olympic gold with national championships win

Joshua Tarling is only 20 years old but there is no reason for him to be modest about his ambitions. The British time-trial expert as won the time-trial national championships for the second consecutive time this week, and is en route to be one of the main favourites to conquer the gold medal at the...

Team Visma | Lease a Bike confirms its brutal 2024 Tour de France team with Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert at the helm

Team Visma | Lease a Bike has confirmed that Jonas Vingegaard is in top form for the Tour de France despite his very hard crash in the Itzulia and he will be joined by Wout van Aert in a scary '8' for the Grand Boucle.Completing the high-mountain roster are current Vuelta a España winner Sepp Kuss a...

Visma DS Zeeman plays down Jonas Vingegaard's chances at Tour de France win: "We have a lot of injuries, so we still have some work to do to sort things out"

Team Visma | Lease a Bike are currently at altitude in Tignes preparing for the Tour de France. Jonas Vingegaard has been there already for several weeks and is looking to improve as much as possible before the start in Florence; but within the team there is the effort to play down his chances ahead...

Soren Waerenskjold beats Tobias Foss by 1 second to win Norwegian time-trial national championships

The Norwegian time-trial championships have begun early this Thursday morning and have started off the national championships action for the day. It was another thrilling race with a margin of only 1 second defining the winner and this was Soren Waerenskjold of Uno-X Mobility. The former under-23 Wo...

Anna van der Breggen to make return to pro cycling! Cycling legend to race for SD Worx after Demi Vollering's departure

Team SD Worx - ProTime have called for an urgent press conference this Thursday to present exciting news for the world of cycling. But the cat is out of the bag: Cycling legend Anna van der Breggen is returning to pro cycling three years after retirement according to sources. This has been reported...

TV Guide - Where and when to watch Tour de France 2024

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Prize Money Tour de France 2024 - Full guide to how €2.573.202 will be split between teams

The 2024 Tour de France will be a special edition, with it's Grand Depart in Florence and Emilia-Romagna over the border in Italy, and for the first time in many years, a finale away from Paris as the riders will head into Nice for the race finale. It will take place from the 29th June to the 21st o...

Team Jayco AlUla for 2024 Tour de France: Simon Yates aims for podium; Dylan Groenewegen for sprints and Michael Matthews for stages

The second team to reveal their lineup for the Tour de France this year is Team Jayco AlUla. The Australian squad have not taken a long time to decide on the riders they will take to the Grand Boucle and they start off with the same leaders as in 2023: Simon Yates, Michael Matthews and Dylan Groenew...

Cofidis' top rider will be removed from the Tour de France after signing with Team Visma | Lease a Bike

A story reminiscent of the 2000's. It is not unheard of in modern cycling but it is a very unusual story. Axel Zingle of Cofidis is set to join Team Visma | Lease a Bike for 2025 and because of this the team is said to be punishing him by removing him from the Tour de France list. At 25 years of age...

UCI Riders Ranking Update | Remco Evenepoel out of podium; Adam Yates re-enters Top10 after Tour de Suisse win

The Tour de Suisse headlined this week's UCI Rankings points update. The likes of Adam Yates and João Almeida climbed significantly whilst the loss of last year's edition's points saw Remco Evenepoel and Juan Ayuso tumble down the standings. The rankings continue to be led by Tadej Pogacar (9663 poi...

Puck Pieterse will carry Netherlands' Olympic medal ambitions in mountain bike while no men were nominated

Dutch national coach Gerben de Knegt has announced that it will be only Puck Pieterse and Anne Terpstra representing Netherlands in Mountain Bike events at the Olympic Games in Paris. Despite his hopes that Mathieu van der Poel would take up the one spot for men, these weren't fulfilled and so there...

French ex-pro presents plan to create brand new team with goal to race Tour de France in 2028: "We want to change everything"

Ex-pro Pierre-Luc Périchon presented his vision of a brand new men's and women's team at ProTeam level from 2026. With his partner Raphaël Taïeb, they intend to invent a new economic and sporting model. Their aim? Tour de France in 2028.Périchon who retired after 11 years in the professional peloton...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Visma | Lease a Bike suffer defeat in Hungary, Astana dominate in Kazakhstan and Rein Taaramae defends Estonian title

Visma | Lease a Bike suffer a defeat in Hungary, Astana Qazaqstan dominate home Nationals and Rein Taaramäe narrowly defends his time trial title in Estonia. Let's review a few more events of the first days of this year's National Championships block.HungaryStarting off with the Hungarian Championsh...

"I don't think Pogacar's team is close to our system" - Visma | Lease a Bike nutrition specialist on Tadej Pogacar's weakness

If Jonas Vingegaard is ready to fight for third Tour de France triumph, he'll be present at the Grand Départ in Firenze next Saturday. That's the narrative his team Visma | Lease a Bike fed the cycling public for last two months. Steff Cras' recent performances at Tour of Slovenia indicate the level...

Update: GCN+ documentaries will return. Live streams, app and website won't

GCN+'s documentaries are set to be publicly available again, but there is no chance of live racing returning, it was announced on Tuesday. Last week it was announced that GCN, and its parent company Play Sports Group, had been sold by Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) back to its original owner, Simon We...

POLL: How will Egan Bernal's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Egan Bernal won the Tour de France in 2019 and then the Giro d'Italia in 2021. In early 2022 he suffered a training crash that changed his life and career, but he has completed a lengthy recovery and is currently racing at the same level as before. But will this be enough for him to contest for the...

Col du Galibier at risk of being removed from 2024 Tour de France due to heavy snow fall

On the 2nd of July, stage 4 of the 2024 Tour de France is supposed to be headlined by a summit of the mythical Col du Galibier before a descent to the finish line in Valloire. Just a couple of weeks out from the 2024 Tour de France getting underway however, the Col du Galibier is currently unpassabl...

POLL: How will Tom Pidcock's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Tom Pidcock is one of the most interesting riders to focus on during this year's Tour de France. The Olympic champion is focusing on Mountain Biking pre and post Tour, but he will aim to fight for the overall classification at the Grand Boucle. The Briton has ridden the previous two Tours but has no...

UCI Rankings Team Update | INEOS climbs to second place whilst UAE's lead grows further

UAE Team Emirates have put in a masterclass in UCI point gathering at the Tour de Suisse, finishing first and second in the overall classification. Their gap to rival teams will be of almost 10.000 points into the Tour de France, with only the national championships left to go. UAE Team Emirates obv...

Daan Hoole wins Dutch time-trial championships by only 1 second! Riejanne Markus wins for Visma in women's race

The Netherlands anticipate a lot of big nations this week by hosting the elite time-trial national championships this Wednesday, and there have been surprises. Daan Hoole and Riejanne Markus will wear the country's colours for the next 12 months against the clock. In the men's event it was an incred...

Joxean Matxin on Pogacar: "Even though we have a team of rockstars, they obviously all believe in Tadej"

UAE Team Emirates are virtually ready for the Tour de France, and at the time being all of the team is united at Isola 2000 in the French Alps. Joxean Matxín, a core part of the team's management, has talked about Tadej Pogacar and his preparation for the Tour which starts in only week and a half's...

"Eddy Merckx was a real professional who largely rode against cigar farmers" - Ex-pro says Tadej Pogacar far more impressive than the legendary 'Cannibal'

Tadej Pogacar was utterly dominant at the first Grand Tour of the season, taking victory by an incredibly impressive margin of just short of ten minutes at the Giro d'Italia, drawing comparisons to the legendary Eddy Merckx as a result. According to ex-pro Danny Nelissen however, Merckx is nothing s...

Joshua Tarling and Anna Henderson win British time-trial national championships

The British national championships have begun today and we have had some big results right out the gate. In the individual time-trials, Joshua Tarling and Anna Henderson have taken the victories against the clock in convincing fashion. In the men's event there was one clear favourite for the 30-kilo...

Enric Mas will not race until the Tour de France: Movistar Team trusts 100% in the Spaniard

After a disappointing Tour de Suisse for Enric Mas, especially because it was his big challenge to see what his form was before leading Movistar Team in the Tour de France, the Balearic rider will not race again until the arrival of the Grande Boucle. That is to say, he will not attend the Spanish n...

Salary caps, lower team sizes and draft for young talent - Romain Bardet shares his vision of turning cycling into a fair sport

Over the years, Romain Bardet grew from a young lad looking for his place in the peloton back in 2012 to an established pro with 10 victories, two Grand tour podiums and four stages to his name. Having witnessed the fast evolution of the professional cycling in recent years, the Frenchman has a lot...

"Cian Uijtdebroeks rides in the supposedly best team in the world" - Jose De Cauwer insists Visma need to look after tired Belgian prospect

In his first season at Team Visma | Lease a Bike, Cian Uijtdebroeks has started relatively strongly but in recent weeks, the Belgian has begun to struggle with a build up of fatigue. After leaving the Giro d'Italia through illness whilst sitting fifth in the general classification and wearing the Wh...

"Egan Bernal is improving with every race... Tom Pidcock slightly disappointing" - Philippa York assesses INEOS Grenadiers ahead of Tour de France

So often one of the main protagonists of Tour de France season, the INEOS Grenadiers look set for another year of being dark horses and background players in 2024. After a mixed Tour de Suisse, the team can still hope of some Tour de France success however. "Egan Bernal is improving with every race...

"Hard work but great times here at pre-tour camp with these mountain goats" - Tadej Pogacar ready to reclaim Maillot Jaune at Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar is the heavy pre-race favourite to reclaim the Maillot Jaune at the 2024 Tour de France next month. In preparation for his second Grand Tour of the season, the Slovenian has been working hard at altitude. Joined by three of the men who are expected to support the two time Tour de Franc...

“I still feel confident that if we went all-in, all three together, I would still win the Vuelta” - Sepp Kuss dispels talk of 'gifted' Grand Tour win

In the most incredible display of team dominance in Grand Tour history, Jumbo-Visma (now Team Visma | Lease a Bike) locked out the podium of the 2023 Vuelta a Espana, with Sepp Kuss claiming the first Grand Tour win of his career. Afterwards however, there were some who attempted to talk down about...

Vuelta a Colombia brings the longest climb ever used in a UCI race

Vuelta a Colombia may be small in terms of UCI status (2.2), but in recent years, the Colombian national race has been writing stories you wouldn't see anywhere else.Compared to last year (read below), 2024 so far has been relatively controlled bit of racing. The opening stages offered a mix of flat...

The Visma | Lease a Bike sale continues as important mountain domestique heads to Jayco AlUla

After nine years spent with Visma | Lease a Bike, Koen Bouwman will take his services elsewhere for the 2025 season. Among the 30-year-old's biggest remarks belong two Giro d'Italia stages in 2022 with the KOM classifcation on top.Despite the fact that Visma made a proposal to renew with Bouwman, Wi...

Vincenzo Nibali believes in Jonas Vingegaard against Tadej Pogacar: "If he participates in the Tour, he'll be Pogacar's biggest rival"

The 2024 Tour de France is just around the corner and with an intimidating route including gravel, we'll be on the edge of our seats from day 1 in Tuscany until the final time trial in Nice. The general narrative goes that the race will be decided between four big favourites; Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vi...

"My friends were calling to ask me what was going on" - Jhonatan Narváez unhappy about Richard Carapaz's comments on Olympic Games selection

This year's Olympic Games road race has always been a bit controversial after the Committee's decision to have equal number of men and women at the start. This means the valuable spots available for the male race became even more sought for, resulting in many hard decisions that often didn't go well...

"You fall in and out of love with things" - Bradley Wiggins about his complicated relationship with cycling

Tour de France 2012 winner and Olympic champion, Sir Bradley Wiggins has opened up about his often difficult relationship with cycling and the personal issues and trauma it has created in his life, as reports continue to emerge about his financial difficulties.   His success and persona made Wiggins...

Transfer bomb: Triathlon Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt heading to Jayco AlUla after Paris?

Kristian Blummenfelt's name needs no introduction to anyone who follows triathlon or endurance sports in general. The 30-year-old Norwegian is a true superstar, Olympic and world champion in several distances, and there is currently no more complete figure in the men's field than him. However, 2025...

Jacky Durand likes the new yellow card system, but doesn't have high expectations: "Even with these new provisions, there will always be falls"

The UCI presented this Wednesday brand new provisions to improve the safety of road riders which will come into force from August 1 for a test phase. Among them, the introduction of yellow cards during races to sanction dangerous behavior and try to curb the epidemic of collective falls. For 'collec...

Alec Segaert looks forward to unique Belgian TT Championships: "There are a number of guys who see opportunity"

Alec Segaert will be one of the two big favorites for the Belgian time trial championship in Binche next Thursday. In absence of Wout Van Aert and Remco Evenepoel, and with Yves Lampaert out due to injury, this will be a golden opportunity to put on the tricolor for riders like Segaert or Rune Herre...

"I think Jasper is starting to feel the confidence in me" - Robbe Ghys enjoyed his leadout role for Jasper Philipsen

Last week, Alpecin-Deceuninck tested Robbe Ghys as new last-man of Jasper Philipsen's sprint train at the Baloise Belgium Tour. It was a new experience for Ghys, but one that left him wanting more.  "The Baloise Belgium Tour is always a fun race for me, because I once won my first race here," Ghys t...

"Steff, if you get back to a level that allows you to ride the Tour, we will always take you with us" - TotalEnergies show big faith in Steff Cras after Itzulia Crash

Steff Cras wrote one of the many Itzulia Basque Country crash comeback stories at last week's Tour of Slovenia. And while whole cycling world follows tightly the return of superstars Jonas Vingegaard and Remco Evenepoel, the TotalEnergies leader may have slipped under the radar. The 28-year-old suff...

Remco Evenepoel hires former RSC Anderlecht Communications Manager to take care of non-sporting media requests

David Steegen, former Communications Manager at football club RSC Anderlecht, will be the personal press spokesperson for Remco Evenepoel, who used kick the ball for the the team from Brussels before his transition to cycling. This will further professionalise the framework surrounding the Belgian r...

"Winning before your big goals is always good" - Demi Vollering completes Tour de Suisse domination and heads to Tour de France full of confidence

Completing an emphatic and dominant victory at the 2024 Tour de Suisse Women, Demi Vollering took a third stage win in four days on Tuesday afternoon. As such, the Dutchwoman heads to the defence of her Tour de France Femmes title full of confidence. "I did indeed win three of the four stages. To be...

"Remco doesn't need the support of an entire team in the Tour" - Could Tim Merlier join Evenepoel in Soudal - Quick-Step's Tour de France lineup?

After missing out on selection for all three of Soudal - Quick-Step's Grand Tour lineups in 2023, could Tim Merlier be heading to a second successive Grand Tour and ride the Tour de France alongside Remco Evenepoel later this month?The form is certainly there for Merlier. The Belgian took three stag...

"We cannot compete. We have not even made a counter-proposal" - Lotto Dstny helpless with string of star riders set to depart

The future of the Lotto Dstny team is something of a cause for concern for CEO Stephane Heulot. Attempting to compete with a small budget, worrying rumours regarding the future of sponsors and a string of star riders set to leave, times are tough despite positive on-bike performances.“The riders who...

Thijs Zonneveld analyzes the comeback of Egan Bernal: "He may push the same wattages as in his glory years, but that's not enough these days"

In the latest episode of cycling podcast In Het Wiel, Thijs Zonneveld went in-depth to analyze just-ended Tour de Suisse and what we can take from the Swiss stage race towards the upcoming Tour de France. Besides the dominant UAE Team Emirates, he has also noticed the rise of Egan Bernal who seems t...

"The course is at the limit for Mathieu van der Poel... Jonas Vingegaard has a chance" - World Championship organiser on favourites for Rainbow Jersey

Although all eyes are seemingly on the upcoming Tour de France and the Paris Olympic Games, there remains a Rainbow Jersey to battle for in Switzerland later this summer and according to the race's organiser, it could be a very open race. Last year, Mathieu van der Poel triumphed in an absolute thri...

"It is a mess. He has lost everything, absolutely everything" - Sir Bradley Wiggins homeless after filing for bankruptcy

Recently, news emerged that former Tour de France winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins had filed for bankruptcy and was at risk of being forced to sell his Olympic gold medals. Now, some more details have emerged on the situation. "It is a mess. He has lost everything, absolutely everything. His house, his o...

"If I choose to change teams, it would mean losing an important teammate" - Jasper Philipsen admits Mathieu van der Poel could be key factor in future plans

The foundation on which much of the successes of the Alpecin-Deceuninck team have been built on, the duo of Jasper Philipsen and Mathieu van der Poel have formed one of the best tandems in the entirety of the peloton. With Philipsen's contract ending at the conclusion of the 2024 season however, whe...

Have Visma selected their '8' for the Tour de France? Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert joined by Matteo Jorgenson, Sepp Kuss and more

Team Visma | Lease a Bike have possibly made their decision when it comes to the riders they will be having at the Tour de France. In Tignes, a few more riders have joined Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert in Tignes; and this may have given the final clues as to who will race the Grand Boucle. An o...

"Pogacar said ‘please don’t do it, because it’s an old man” - No charges to be pressed against fan who pushed Tadej Pogacar at Giro d'Italia

Whilst Tadej Pogacar's sixth stage win of the 2024 Giro d'Italia was another stunning display of the Slovenian's dominance, there was a moment on controversy as the Maglia Rosa was grabbed by a fan at the roadside on the final climb.Having just attacked from the general classification group, Pogacar...

"Those guys have simply received more from Mother Nature" - Maxim van Gils admits slight jealousy of Tadej Pogacar and Mathieu van der Poel

One of the breakthrough stars of the 2024 Spring Classics campaign, Maxim van Gils impressed with podiums at La Fleche Wallone and Strade Bianche, plus 4th at Liege-Bastogne-Liege and victory at Eschborn-Frankfurt. After having competed against the likes of Tadej Pogacar and Mathieu van der Poel at...

Wout van Aert heads to Belgian Nationals with three teammates; Seven man Visma teams to take on Dutch men's road race

Team Visma | Lease a Bike have confirmed which of their riders will be heading to their respective National Championships in the coming days. Of note, Wout van Aert will take on the Belgian men's elite road race with three teammates. A former winner of the Belgian tricolor back in 2021, van Aert wil...

"It’s quite remarkable the progression that Adam has made since he moved from INEOS" - Philippa York blown away by Adam Yates' UAE Team Emirates level

After his podium finish at the 2023 Tour de France, a similar result does not seem out of the question for Adam Yates in 2024, especially after his recent overall win at the Tour de Suisse. Emerging as one of the best climbers in the entire peloton, Tadej Pogacar's right hand man has improved vastly...

"I've always had the Tour in the back of my mind" - After disappointment of Giro snub Wout Poels focused on starring at Tour de France

Wout Poels made his intentions known earlier this year, he was targeting a Giro d'Italia stage win to complete his Grand Tour set. Sadly for the Dutchman, he wasn't selected for the opening Grand Tour of the season but with the Tour de France looming, Poels is hopeful that this can be his time to sh...

Tim Merlier “wasted years in cyclocross” according to former coach: "The problem was that nobody believed in him"

Now widely regarded as one of the fastest sprinters in the peloton, Tim Merlier spent much of his formative years as a professional competing in cyclocross. According to his former coach, Mario De Clercq though, much of this was time wasted."Tim is a local and got on well with my son. He sat with us...

"Hope that he will not have to pull himself apart for Jonas Vingegaard" - Jose De Cauwer worried Wout van Aert will again sacrifice himself at 2024 Tour de France

According to the latest rumours and speculation coming from Team Visma | Lease a Bike's pre-Tour de France altitude training camp, both Wout van Aert and Jonas Vingegaard will be present at the Grand Depart in Florence later this month. Although van Aert has been posting very positive signs with lon...

2026 Tour de France officially confirmed for Barcelona Grand Depart

We now officially know where the 2026 Tour de France Grand Depart will be held. In just over two years time, the Tour de France will take off from Barcelona in Spain. In total, the first three stages of the 2026 edition will be in Catalan country, taking place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July that ye...

"Every year we learn from mistakes made" - Israel - Premier Tech going from strength to strength in 2024 with breakthrough performances from next generation

The 2024 Tour de France is looming and one of the teams heading into the next edition of the Grand Tour full of confidence will be Israel - Premier Tech. Thanks to breakthrough performances this year by the likes of Matthew Riccitello, Stephen Williams and Derek Gee, the team's next generation is sh...

UCI making changes in the cycling transfer market: August rule is over and cyclists could be announced year-round

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has made important changes to its transfer regulations. These modifications mark a significant change in how rider contracts and transfers will now be handled. The new rules are designed to more effectively regulate rider movements between teams and provide a cl...

Simon Yates reportedly heading to Team Visma | Lease a Bike in 2025

It is already known that Simon Yates is widely expected to leave Team Jayco AlUla when his contract expires at the end of the season. Now, it seems like the former Vuelta a Espana winner has found a new home.According to reports by HLN, Yates could be off to Team Visma | Lease a Bike for 2025 and on...

Dutch U17 champion disqualified for raising his hands to celebrate in the finish

Last weekend the Dutch U17 championship took place on the famous VAM mountain in Drenthe. The newcomers' race had a dramatic ending with the stage going down in a sprint of a small group.Finn Bastiaanssen had the strongest kick on the VAM mountain and sprinted to the Dutch tricolor. He threw his two...

"It is not the case that the strongest always wins, there are also other components" - Merijn Zeeman on how lesser Jonas Vingegaard can challenge Tadej Pogacar

The longer Team Visma | Lease a Bike don't officially confirm Jonas Vingegaard's absence from the 2024 Tour de France, the more likely it seems that the Dane will be present at the Grand Depart in Florence. Having had some a horrific crash at the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year however, wit...

Marijn van den Berg hoping for a last-minute call-up for Tour de France: "I'm hoping for a phone call, but I'm not sure yet. You never know"

It is still a week and a half until the start of the Tour de France in Florence and that means that the lineups are getting finalized and that's no different for EF Education-EasyPost. The Dutch all-rounder Marijn van den Berg is still on the edge of his seat whether he should pack his bags for a fl...

Olav Kooij confirms he's still in consideration for Visma Tour de France roster: "It has been expressed to me that the Tour can be an option"

Olav Kooij won a stage in the Giro d'Italia a month ago and then dropped out of the race due to illness. This week he made his comeback at the Baloise Belgium Tour but that didn't go very well also due to his crash in the final stage. But this doesn't seem to be bothering Kooij anymore as he looks t...

Yves Lampaert's injuries from Tour de Suisse won't allow him to start at the Belgian Time Trial Championships

Despite the original reports that Yves Lampaert's crash at the Tour de Suisse won't prevent the two-time Belgian time trial champion from attending the National Championships, the opposite is the truth and Lampaert will have to pass on the unique opportunity to wear the Belgian tricolor for the thir...

"I would much rather be off the front than in the group with Tadej" - Neilson Powless understands winning Tour stage from peloton is mission impossible

Neilson Powless has relentlessly pursued Tour de France success, and this summer he’s determined to race in trademark aggressive style in his quest for a stage victory. A knee injury from this spring wasn't enough to stop the American from dreaming of Grande Boucle."Winning a stage at the Tour would...

Jarno Widar's teammate compares the U23 Giro champion to Giro winner Tadej Pogacar: "He's even more explosive than Tadej"

Aleksandr Vlasov. Tom Pidcock. Juan Ayuso. The list of former winners of the U23 version of Giro d'Italia (currently called 'Giro Next Gen') is brimming with stars of the professional peloton and Jarno Widar is the latest addition to the exclusive club. At the age of 18! The Belgian won both decisiv...

"I'm really disappointed" - Andreas Leknessund gutted to miss out on Uno-X Mobility lineup for Tour de France

Uno-X Mobility have become the first team to officially confirm their eight man lineup for the 2024 Tour de France. Although notable names such as Magnus Cort Nielsen and Alexander Kristoff are present, Andreas Leknessund has missed out. Probably the biggest absentee from Uno-X Mobility's lineup for...

QUIZ: Test your Tour de France knowledge! How many Maillot Jaune winners since WWII can you name?

The most well known cycling race of them all, winning the Tour de France can be career defining for a rider and can ensure he will never be forgotten in the annals of cycling history. Since the end of World War Two, there have been 77 different editions of the Tour de France to date and ahead of the...

"For France, the Tour is much more than a cycling race" - Christian Prudhomme on the importance of the Tour de France

The biggest and most widely known cycling race on the planet, the Tour de France has a special feeling around it that just cannot be replicated anywhere else. Ahead of the 2024 edition, race director Christian Prudhomme has been open and honest about the deep connection between the race and the Fren...

"It’s nice to come away with a Top 10" - Oscar Onley returns strongly from third collarbone fracture at Tour de Suisse

After a nightmare spell of injuries, Oscar Onley returned to racing at the 2024 Tour de Suisse hoping to put the worst behind him. Ending the prestigious, week long stage race in 8th overall, it was a very positive performance from the young Brit. “I’m happy to finish this week with another consiste...

VIDEO: Magnus Cort Nielsen reacts to Tour de France selection in hilarious style

For the second time in the team's history Uno-X Mobility will be at the startline of the Tour de France later this month. As they look to secure their first ever Grand Tour stage win, many hopes will rest on the vastly experienced Magnus Cort Nielsen. After the team's official lineup for 2024 Tour d...

"It is better to take a rest now" - Cian Uijtdebroeks withdraws from Belgian Nationals time-trial due to fatigue

Although not regarded as an expert in the discipline by any means, Cian Uijtdebroeks has been working hard on his time-trial in recent months. Sadly, the Belgian won't be able to display his progress at the upcoming National Championships. Already in 2024, the Team Visma | Lease a Bike rider has bee...

“Final podium is not unrealistic” for Remco Evenepoel's Tour de France debut according to Jan Bakelants

In a few weeks, Remco Evenepoel will finally make his much anticipated Tour de France debut. What are realistic expectations for the Soudal - Quick-Step leader though? This question has seemingly split the cycling community. There are those who believe Evenepoel is as good a shout as anyone to chall...

Lidl-Trek's Tour de France plans at risk with Tao Geoghegan Hart contracting covid and Giulio Ciccone struggling with flu

Earlier this year, Lidl-Trek confidently announced their Tour de France plans with Tao Geoghegan Hart and Mads Pedersen set for dual leadership and Giulio Ciccone to be given a free role to hunt for stages and King of the Mountains points. Now though, those plans are at risk. Firstly, Geoghegan Hart...

POLL: How will Tadej Pogacar's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

If there is one rider entering the Tour de France with confidence it will certainly be Tadej Pogacar. This season he has virtually been unbeatable and despite having raced the Giro d'Italia, most argue that he enters the Grand Boucle as the main favourite to win the yellow jersey... Something he has...

POLL: How will Jonas Vingegaard's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

In exactly two weeks the 2024 Tour de France begins in Florence, Italy, and defending champion Jonas Vingegaard is expected to try and defend his title. This however will perhaps be his most difficult Tour to date, as he will start without competing in months and after a lengthy recovery from seriou...

POLL: How will Primoz Roglic's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

The 2024 Tour de France is now just a matter of weeks away. For 34-year-old Primoz Roglic it could be his last realistic opportunity to claim the elusive Maillot Jaune his palmares is missing. Although it will be Roglic's Slovenian compatriot, Tadej Pogacar who will start the Grand Tour as pre-race...

POLL: How will Remco Evenepoel's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

Ahead of making his much-anticipated Tour de France debut later this summer, Remco Evenepoel's first race back since crashing out of the Itzulia Basque Country, has been a mixed bag it's fair to say at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine.After showing some good legs on the stage 4 individual time-trial a...

“I came here to really test myself on the GC” - Ben Healy ends Tour of Slovenia on a high with stage win ahead of likely Tour de France debut

After being bright and attacking throughout the week, Ben Healy was finally given reward for his efforts on stage 5 of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia as the Irish national champion took home the stage win in Novo Mesto. “I came here to really test myself on the GC,” the 23-year-old of the EF Education -...

"We were hoping for a win. Unfortunately it was not to be" - More crashes plaque Visma as Olav Kooij denied sprint chance on final stage of Baloise Belgium Tour

Returning to racing for the first time since being forced to abandon the 2024 Giro d'Italia due to illness, Olav Kooij was unable to depart the Baloise Belgium Tour with a win added to his palmares. Most disappointingly, on the final stage, Kooij was denied a chance to even sprint for the win as a l...

"Wout knows what he needs to be good" - Sven Nys intrigued by Van Aert's chances at Belgian National Championships

Having won the Belgian tricolor back in 2021, whether or not Wout van Aert will start as one of the favourites for the 2024 edition isn't completely clear. With just four race days in his legs since a nasty spring ending crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen the level of the Belgian superstar isn't fully k...

"We came here aiming for a podium, but it ended up being a ninth place" - Mixed emotions for Visma as Wilco Kelderman returns with Tour de Suisse top 10

One of the many Team Visma | Lease a Bike riders to get caught up in a crash in 2024, Wilco Kelderman returned to racing for the first time in over three months at the Tour de Suisse. In a solid return, the experienced Dutchman secured himself a top 10 finish in the general classification. On the fi...

Magnus Cort and Alexander Kristoff headline as Uno-X Mobility become first team to officially announce 2024 Tour de France lineup

One of the invited teams for the second straight year at the Tour de France, Uno-X Mobility have become the first team to officially announce their lineup for the 2024 edition. Although the team were bright, exciting and attacking at the 2023 Tour de France, Uno-X didn't quite manage to claim a maid...

"I had a bad day on the bike" - Egan Bernal drops off Tour de Suisse podium on final stage ITT

Continuing to show off his ever improving form, Egan Bernal was impressive again at the 2024 Tour de Suisse. Sadly for the Colombian however, on the final stage individual time-trial, a podium finish just slipped out of his grasp. "It was hard. I hoped to keep the podium in this race, but this is cy...

"This is certainly the greatest success of my career so far" - Tour de Slovenia winner Giovanni Aleotti can't hide his excitement

Giovanni Aleotti is the winner of the Tour of Slovenia 2024. The 25-year-old Italian from BORA - hansgrohe successfully defended his overall lead on the extremely contested final stage of the five-day race, winning the overall classification by ten seconds ahead of Spaniard Pello Bilbao and 26 secon...

"I couldn’t do that anymore" - Adam Yates goes to the absolute limit to win Tour de Suisse

Adam Yates built on his Tour de Suisse win at the Gotthard Pass. The UAE Team Emirates rider has conquered the overall classification of the World Tour event ahead of the Tour de France: but only with a few seconds over teammate João Almeida who took him to the limit. “It’s definitely one of the nic...

"I was very lucky" - Destiny plays in Soren Waerenskjold's favor as the Norwegian secures GC in Belgium

After his final victory in the Baloise Belgium Tour, Soren Waerenskjold acknowledged that he was lucky. The Czech champion Mathias Vacek put up a great fight and nearly finished in a third place in the sprint, which would've put him on equal time as the Norwegian. But that didn't as the Lidl-Trek ri...

"I can see that I am now reaching my best level" - Two defeats in Belgium don't bother Jasper Philipsen with view to Tour de France

Jasper Philipsen has lost a bunch sprint to Tim Merlier for the second time this week at the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour. Yet the leader of Alpecin-Deceuninck, who managed to grab one stage himself on Friday, is not worried about the main goal of the upcoming summer."I would have liked to win, but I m...

Lenny Martinez finds himself struggling with consistency at Tour de Suisse: "It's strange, it's almost every other day that I feel good"

After complete blow-up on Saturday, Lenny Martinez showed his better face on Sunday. The Groupama - FDJ climber 19 minutes on his first time at Villars-sur-Ollon this weekend, but came back swinging the very next day in a time trial up the same climb with a sixth time of the day.Martinez's Tour de S...

"This was my best sprint of the three opportunities we had" - Tim Merlier optimistic towards National Championships

Tim Merlier had all the reasons to be satisfied with his second stage victory in the final day of Baloise Belgium Tour. The 31-year-old Flemish defeated his big rival Jasper Philipsen once again in Brussel, settling the score to 2 - 1 for the time being."This was my best sprint of the three sprints...

Tour de Suisse revelation Matthew Riccitello: "Since I've been cycling I wanted to ride at this level"

Much of the Israel - Premier Tech roster seem to be an uprise, but after the surprising heroics of Derek Gee at the Dauphiné, nobody would have guessed his younger teammate Matthew Riccitello would also level up his game at Tour de Suisse.Unlike Gee, Riccitello's performance certainly didn't come ou...

"I got better every day, so that's very positive for me" - Tom Pidcock takes positive sensations from Tour de Suisse

Tom Pidcock finished sixth in the final classification of the Tour de Suisse in the run-up to Tour de France. Thanks to a strong final time trial, in which he clocked the fifth best time of the day, the versatile Briton managed to move up one spot."This was my best result in a time trial since I sta...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 8 highlights - João Almeida wins final time-trial but Adam Yates resists and takes yellow jersey

An internal battle within UAE Team Emirates decided the overall classification of the Tour de Suisse. After dominating every single mountain stage; Adam Yates and João Almeida raced against each other to decide the winner of the overall classification. The best legs on the day came from the Portugue...

Mattias Skjelmose bounces back into Tour de Suisse: "I have a few good people around me and they kept believing in me"

Mattias Skjelmose was the defendnig champion at the Tour de Suisse but found himself with a difficult challenge this week. The Lidl-Trek rider could not match the dominance of UAE Team Emirates but overcame a bad day to still take on the rest of the field and jump into the podium last-minute. “I am...

"He is probably not going to care much about the Tour" - Mathieu van der Poel's focus firmly on the Olympics believes Jan Bakelants

After spending the majority of the 2023 Tour de France working as a domestique for Jasper Philipsen and preparing for World Championships, Mathieu van der Poel could be set for a similar role at the 2024 Tour believes ex-pro turned analyst Jan Bakelants. "Mathieu is Mathieu. Due to the results of th...

"This is without doubt the best team Tadej has ever had at the Tour" - Pogacar surrounded by quality at Tour de France says Joxean Matxin

Ahead of the 2024 Tour de France, arguably the greatest advantage Tadej Pogacar can call upon is the immense strength of the UAE Team Emirates team surrounding him.In Adam Yates, Joao Almeida and Juan Ayuso, Pogacar has three recent Grand Tour podium finishers to call super domestiques when in the m...

Visma "not worried about Jonas Vingegaard fading like Tadej Pogacar did" if he makes return from injury at Tour de France

The roles have reversed and the dynamic completely switched for the latest chapter of Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard's epic Tour de France rivalry. Last year, it was Pogacar who had doubts as he came straight to the Grand Tour from injury. This year, it's Vingegaard who won't be 100 percent. Whi...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 8 GC Update | Adam Yates wins against João Almeida; Mattias Skjelmose overtakes Egan Bernal to finish on the podium

The Tour de Suisse 2024 concluded with a final time trial that would decide the overall classification of the race, where Adam Yates had to defend the yellow jersey from his teammate João Almeida, Egan Bernal the 3rd place on the podium over Mattias Skjelmose.First, Yates managed to defend the lead...

"Is it necessary to put Jonas Vingegaard at the start of the Tour de France" - Cyrille Guimard proposes Vuelta a Espana instead for recovering Visma leader

After being caught up in a very nasty crash earlier this year at the Itzulia Basque Country, Jonas Vingegaard's Tour de France defence is at risk. As the Dane races to even make the start line, his hopes of retaining the Maillot Jaune look slim. According to the latest talk from the Team Visma | Lea...

"We must admit that beating Tadej Pogacar is almost impossible" - Neilson Powless and EF looks for different ways to ensure successful Tour de France

Whilst the upcoming general classification fight at the 2024 Tour de France looks like being one of the most exciting and hotly anticipated in a long while, for some teams the level of the true Maillot Jaune contenders is just too much to compete with. Neilson Powless was once viewed as a future Gra...

Medical Report and withdrawals Tour de Suisse 2024 - Update stage 8: Bryan Coquard and Jordi Meeus abandon focusing on Tour de France

Throughout the 2024 Tour de Suisse, there will be many riders to withdraw from the race, for several different reasons. We make a list of all riders who leave the race, as well as list out a few of the main crashes that take place during the race. Despite being a non-technical and short prologue, no...

João Almeida believes he could have won Tour de Suisse in a different role: "Would I have won the tour if I had not worked for him? We will never know"

João Almeida is a rider that thrives in the difficulties of the Grand Tours but often does not find as much ease in the one-week races. That was not the case this week at the Tour de Suisse, as he has won two stages including the final time-trial and was close to even snatching the final overall win...

Baloise Belgium Tour: Tim Merlier wins stage 5 as Soren Waerenskjold conquers overall classification

The Baloise Belgium Tour has ended today. Stage 5 provided a golden opportunity for the sprinters in the city of Brugges and it was Tim Merlier who won the battle against Jasper Philipsen in the final stage. The finale of the stage saw the breakaway get caught but despite that, there were a few atta...

Adam Yates wins Tour de Suisse as João Almeida wins final time-trial, his second win of the week

The Tour de Suisse has been won by Adam Yates. UAE Team Emirates absolutely dominated the race as they have won the final four stages of the race. Stage 8, the final time-trial, has been won by João Almeida. The Portuguese rider managed to take the final stage win, beating his teammate Yates by 9 se...

Demi Vollering ready for Tour de France Femmes after double Suisse victory: "I know that I can completely exhaust myself"

Demi Vollering is aiming for the Tour de France Femmes and Olympic Games later this summer and she is having a monstrous Tour de Suisse Women so far. The Dutch rider has now won two out of two stages and is increasing his lead. “The last climb was very tough. I saw at the intermediate point that I w...

Adam Yates with nothing but praise for João Almeida: "I asked if I could win and he immediately said yes"

UAE Team Emirates experienced an unusually bad Criterium du Dauphiné, with Juan Ayuso crashing out of the race and the team missing out on a result. At the Tour de Suisse however it's the absolute opposite story, as Adam Yates and João Almeida have now won three consecutive stages combined and go in...

Ben Healy wins final Tour of Slovenia stage as Giovanni Aleotti defends himself to win overall classification

The final stage of the Tour of Slovenia was a difficult one and Giovanni Aleotti was put under serious difficulties. However, the BORA - hansgrohe rider managed to defend his jersey, as the classics rider starred on a day won by Ben Healy. It was a difficult day to control, with a strong breakaway g...

"I believe I can win the time trial" - Mattias Skjelmose beams with confidence ahead of final stage of Tour de Suisse

Mattias Skjelmose does not abandon his hopes of a podium at the 2024 Tour de Suisse. After the difficulties he had during the fifth stage, the Lidl–Trek rider managed to recover and finish the next two stages with the big favourites again. This sees him in the fourth spot overall with only the mount...

Adam Hansen blames Alpecin DS for unnecessary drama around Paris-Roubaix chicane: "I then got Mathieu's number and told him the whole story"

Adam Hansen has been chairman of the CPA riders' union since March 2023. The Australian ex-pro has been through a lot of controversial moments in the year and a bit in the function and had to make some decisions that weren't always accepted easily. One such was addition of the much-discussed chicane...

"I am happy with the form, but this performance is nothing special" - Jasper Philipsen plays down his impressive ride atop Mur de Durbuy

Jasper Philipsen seems ready to play an important role at the Tour de France again this year. The Belgian sprinter will be defending the Maillot Verde as a winner of four stages and the points classification last year. But before he can look towards the Tour, there's still one more stage to conquer...

Famous chef Gordon Ramsay urges to wear helmet on all occasions after a life-threatening crash: "Because if I didn't, honestly, I wouldn't be here now"

TV chef Gordon Ramsay has said he is lucky to be alive after crashing his bicycle, and has urged cyclists to wear a helmet. The 57-year-old, who has competed in triathlons and Ironman events in the past, revealed the details of a 'really bad accident' he had recently while riding his bike. "I'd like...

European champion Mischa Bredewold set to stay with SD Worx - Protime until 2027

Reigning European Road Champion Mischa Bredewold has confirmed she will extend her contract with SD Worx - Protime through to 2027. Considered one of the up and coming new prospects, Bredewold will attempt to succeed the leaving Demi Vollering in her leadership role.While her European title was a bi...

Start Times & Order Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 8 Time-Trial

Stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse will be a 15-kilometer time-trial that features the ascent to Villars-sur-Ollon, where the race finishes. It will be a crucial day for the overall classification and we take a look into the start times and order. Elia Blum of the Swiss national team will be the first of...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 8 - Teammates Adam Yates and João Almeida fight for overall victory on mountain time-trial

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Lotto Dstny welcome trio of talented youngsters from their development team

Lotto Dstny has one of the arguably most promising crops of talent in a while in their development formation. While the likes of Jarno Widar (currently leading the Giro Next Gen) will have to wait for their shot in professional peloton for a bit, there are (at least) three other men who'll step up t...

Aleksandr Vlasov allowed to start at the Olympic Games as neutral athlete

Aleksandr Vlasov may participate in the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. The cyclist finds his name on a provisional list of 25 Olympic athletes who are allowed to participate under the neutral flag. The list was published this Saturday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).The war between...

Egan Bernal consolidates overall podium in Suisse ahead of final time trial: "I was mainly concerned with not losing time on Mattias"

INEOS Grenadiers will most likely be heading to the Tour de France with a monster team. There, comeback kid Egan Bernal will normally be one of the most important trump cards. This also applies to jack-of-all-trades Tom Pidcock, who emphasized that he mainly wants to be pursue his own goals. At Tour...

"Maybe I could have raced in Norway like Wout van Aert" - Wilco Kelderman didn't want to rush his return to peloton after injury in March

Wilco Kelderman showed once again on Saturday in Villars-sur-Ollon that he will be ready for Tour de France. In case his team Visma | Lease a Bike selects the Dutchman for the Grande Boucle. Kelderman was fourth fastest on the climb, which was just enough to see him return to the overall top 10 ahea...

Cian Uijtdebroeks completely explodes in stage 7 of Tour de Suisse: "Maybe I went a little too quickly with my build-up and my body is a bit empty"

The Tour de Suisse is not going as hoped for Cian Uijtdebroeks. The Belgian climber had two difficult days during which he completely disappeared from the general classification. A big disappointment for the ambitious youngster, who won't be able to compete for the final classification of a major st...

"I thought it would be a perfect moment to dedicate a stage to Gino" - Pello Bilbao dedicates his victory in Slovenia to Gino Mader

Pello Bilbao secured the stage win in the queen stage of Tour of Slovenia. The Spaniard's acceleration in the final hundreds of meters of the fourth stage left no chance to respond for his opponents. For Bilbao, this was an emotive moment, winning a year after the tragic death of his teammate and go...

"After a passage about the death of Gino Mäder, the text No Risk, No Reward appears" - Thijs Zonneveld outraged by Tour de France: Unchained

Since this week, a new season of 'Tour de France: Unchained' has been available on Netflix. The series closely follows selected teams and riders in last year's Tour of France. Journalist Thijs Zonneveld is not a fan of how the series portrays certain aspects of cycling. In an attempt to pleasure mas...

"I felt very strong on the final climb" - Matthew Riccitello takes surprising podium result in stage 7 of Tour de Suisse

UAE Team Emirates continue their parade at Tour de Suisse with Adam Yates and Joao Almeida taking another 1-2 on Villars-sur-Ollon. But behind them an interesting battle for third is underway, with surprising candidate in person of Matthew Riccitello emerging behind the duo.Riccitello briefly attemp...

Joao Almeida confesses after stage 7: "I wanted to win my second stage, but my head told me to give him the win, he's the Yellow Jersey"

Another categorical display today in the Tour de Suisse from João Almeida. The Portuguese rider from UAE Team Emirates put in another consistent stage, showing that he's in good shape and that together with his teammate Adam Yates, they're the strongest men in the Swiss race.He attacked on the last...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 stage 5 - Jasper Philipsen and Tim Merlier fight for glorious sprint win in Brussels

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview stage 5.The race ends in the Belgium capital of Brussel. It's a day that should end in a spr...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 stage 5 - Jhonatan Narváez and Ben Healy can spoil GC riders' fun

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview stage 5.The final stage of the ra...

"For now I'm happy" - Alex Aranburu takes first win in almost two years at Baloise Belgium Tour

In an ideal stage for his characteristics, Alex Aranburu has achieved his first victory of the season - and first since 2022 August. It was in the Baloise Belgium Tour, in an excellent day for Movistar Team, which has placed three riders in the top 10 of the day. In addition to the Basque cyclist, C...

GC Update Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 7: Adam Yates and João Almeida extend lead even further after dominating climb

We have lived a queen stage at the Tour de Suisse without surprises in which Adam Yates has beaten Joao Almeida, thus consolidating his first place in the general classification before the final time trial on Sunday. The Briton and the Portuguese rode hand in hand at the finish line making it clear...

Another UAE exhibition at the Tour de Suisse! Adam Yates wins stage 7, hand-in-hand with Joao Almeida

Victory for Adam Yates on stage 7 of the Tour de Suisse 2024 in another exhibition of UAE Team Emirates. He attacked with João Almeida, they reached the finish line hand in hand and this time the victory went to the British rider.Queen stage of the Swiss race with three hard climbs of different mile...

Alex Aranburu wins at Baloise Belgium Tour queen stage as Soren Waerenskjold keeps lead

In a very hard finish for puncheurs, Alex Aranburu has won the fourth stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour 2024. The Movistar Team Spaniard overtook all his rivals in the final uphill sprint and took his first victory of the season.Precious fight for the overall in a classic type stage with a spectacul...

"UAE tries to win everything" - Unmotivated peloton tackles another mountain stage at Tour de Suisse

Sergio Higuita is not having a great Tour de Suisse. Before the last mountain line stage of the race he is twelfth in the general classification after not being able to hold with the best in the first mountain stages of the Swiss race.The Colombian rider of BORA - hansgrohe is not having a great sta...

Pello Bilbao wins the queen stage of the Tour of Slovenia but Giovanni Aleotti remains in the lead

Victory of Pello Bilbao in the queen stage of the Tour of Slovenia after a beautiful day with numerous breakaways and that was decided in the hard final climb to Krvavec. The leader Giovanni Aleotti saved the jersey. Several men led the breakaway of the day including Cyril Barhte, Johan Meens, Marce...

"Remco is Remco. He can always win" - UAE Team Emirates wary of Evenepoel threat to Tadej Pogacar at Tour de France

It's likely that for the first time ever, all of cycling's 'Big 4' of Grand Tour riders will be at the start line of the Tour de France later this month in Florence. Most untested of the quartet, will be Tour de France debutant Remco Evenepoel.For UAE Team Emirates boss Joxean Matxin, this could act...

2024 Tour de Suisse's 42.5km stage 6 "a waste of time" according to Tom Pidcock

Due to bad weather, stage 6 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse has been forced into a change. The result? 42 kilometres of full gas racing. All-in-all, virtually one hour of racing.It's a novel stage for sure. Long enough to be considered for a time-trial challenge but ridden as a peloton and a first catego...

"The commissioners admitted they didn't know the rules" - Johannes Kulset fumes after controversial disqualification from Tour of Slovenia

Giovanni Aleotti of BORA - hansgrohe took the win on an exciting and dramatic stage 3 of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia on Friday afternoon. A little further back down the road however, there was some controversy developing. Uno-X Mobility's Johannes Kulset was left fuming as being disqualified by the ra...

PREVIEW - Tour de Suisse stage 7 - Head-to-head between Joao Almeida and Adam Yates for the yellow jersey

Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage races of the year. It's the last big test before the Tour de France and some of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland, in an eight-day race that includes lots of mountains, time trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes place...

"It's really disappointing" - More bad luck for Fabio Jakobsen as he crashes again at Baloise Belgium Tour

Things haven't been going especially well for Fabio Jakobsen of late. After a quiet Giro d'Italia before his abandonment ahead of stage 12, the Dutch sprinter was hoping to show some form ahead of the Tour de France at the Baloise Belgium Tour, although that's not quite how things have transpired so...

"Second is certainly not bad" - Olav Kooij forced to settle for another near miss at Baloise Belgium Tour

Making his return to racing for the first time since abandoning the 2024 Giro d'Italia through illness, Olav Kooij has been close to victory in both of the first two sprints of the Baloise Belgium Tour, without yet being rewarded with a stage win. "It was a nervous final. We were in a good position,...

"I am sure Jonas Vingegaard will be at the start of the Tour. In top form" - Joxean Matxin laughs off Visma's talk of 50/50 chance

According to the most recent news from camp Team Visma | Lease a Bike surrounding the Tour de France is that two-time, back to back, defending Maillot Jaune winner Jonas Vingegaard has a 50/50 chance of making the Grand Depart in Florence later this month. Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, UAE Team Emirat...

"The first yellow card in cycling may soon go to the UCI itself" - Patrick Lefevere reacts to impending rule changes proposed by UCI

Recently, in an attempt to improve rider safety, the UCI announced a string of rule changes that will be trialled in the coming months. The most stand out among them, the introduction of a yellow card system for offenders.In truth, the decision has been met with a somewhat mixed reaction online. For...

Arise Sir Mark Cavendish! Legendary sprinter knighted in King Charles birthday honours

The next few months could prove to be some of the biggest in Mark Cavendish's legendary sprint career as he attempts to take a record breaking 35th Tour de France stage win in what will be his final ever appearance at the French Grand Tour. Ahead of writing the final chapter of his Tour de France st...

UCI calendar for 2025 includes brand new World Tour classic in Denmark for both men and women

The UCI WorldTour will be expanded with a new competition in 2025. The international cycling union has announced that the Copenhagen Race, a brand new one-day race in Denmark, will be added to the calendar next season. The men's and women's competition will enter the WorldTour at the same time, just...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 stage 4 - Soren Waerenskjold to fight for his life and yellow jersey on explosive queen stage

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview stage 4. The fourth day of the race starts and finished in the city of Durbuy and follows a...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 stage 4 - Can Pello Bilbao win the queen stage ahead of Tour de France?

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview stage 4.The queen, but also short...

Revelation of this spring Toms Skujins stay with Lidl-Trek for two more years: "It would be hard to see myself in any other jersey"

While it still needs to connect results-wise, Toms Skujins's performances have seen a massive leap forwards in the last two years. From a breakaway warrior who occasionally scored a result here and there, the 33-year-old became one of the world's top riders in the classics.His best result of this sp...

"The Tour de France is different, but I'm feeling good" - Egan Bernal growing in confidence after another strong Tour de Suisse showing

Stage 6 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse was once again a day for UAE Team Emirates, through the unstoppable performances of Adam Yates and João Almeida, with the latter taking the stage win. A little further down the road however, there was another encouraging performance by Egan Bernal. The INEOS Grenad...

"We're both fighting for the win" - Strength in depth of UAE Team Emirates on full display at Tour de Suisse says Adam Yates

For third summit finish in a row, Adam Yates was front and centre of all the action at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, gaining time on all his rivals despite missing out on the stage win to his teammate, Joao Almeida. "It was always the plan to go full gas with the team," the British leader of UAE Team Emi...

“OK, Mark is old now, he’s 39. But the experience he has is a massive advantage" - Cavendish's coach firmly believes in Tour de France chances

As is often the case this time of the year, one of the big stories going into the 2024 Tour de France is Mark Cavendish. Heading into the final Tour of his legendary career, the Manx Missile has one final shot at taking a historic 35th stage win. Initially of course, the 2023 Tour de France was supp...

"It looked pretty funny on TV with Majka yelling at me" - Kevin Vermaerke confirms his team's attack in the downhill of Giro stage didn't have much understanding in the peloton

Kevin Vermaerke is currently in his fourth professional season with Team dsm-firmenich PostNL. The 23-year-old American recently made his debut at the Giro d'Italia in service of experienced leaders Romain Bardet and Fabio Jakobsen."I was a bit more of a support rider," Vermaerke explained his role...

Cesare Benedetti will change bike for a team car as his career will come to an end at Tour de Pologne 2024

Cesare Benedetti was part of BORA - hansgrohe from the very first day. He was one of the first riders selected for Ralph Denk's new Team NetApp in 2010. In August, 15 seasons later, the 36-year-old will end his career as a rider. together show the unique loyalty for which he is known within the pelo...

Quick-Step wonder Paul Magnier doesn't hide his ambitions: "I want to be world champion one day"

The Soudal - Quick-Step dynamic duo Luke Lamperti and Paul Magnier toook the professional peloton by storm at the start of 2024 with the latter winning stages on Mallorca and in Oman. Since then, Magnier kept slightly lower profile, but has found his winning legs again in the biggest U23 events; Cou...

"We will do our best to defend the leader's jersey" - Giovanni Aleotti takes lead in Slovenia after successful downhill attack

Giovanni Aleotti's courageous attack in the downhill of last mountain prize of Tour of Slovenia's stage 3 was rewarded with victory. First for the 25-year-old Italian since 2022. On top of the stage triumph, the BORA - hansgrohe rider will also start tomorrow's stage in the leader's jersey."The last...

"Would David Gaudu be leader of another WorldTour team? The answer is no" - Cyrille Guimard unimpressed by Groupama - FDJ ahead of Tour de France

For the seventh year running, David Gaudu is heading to the Tour de France later this month. A three-time top-10 finisher, the Frenchman even came 4th back in 2022. His hopes of a similar result this around seem slim however. At the recent Criterium du Dauphine, the Groupama - FDJ leader will have h...

"This was really important for me" - Mattias Skjelmose bounces back at Tour de Suisse to reclaim White Jersey and close on podium

The winner of the Tour de Suisse in 2023, Mattias Skjelmose's hopes of reclaiming his title took another blow on the short and sharp stage 6. There was however, a silver lining as the Lidl-Trek man rode himself into the White Jersey for Best Young Rider."This was really important for me," assessed a...

"There wasn't a moment to catch their breath" - Team Visma | Lease a Bike struggle badly on shortened stage 6 of 2024 Tour de Suisse

Whilst Team Visma | Lease a Bike's general classification challenge had already gone more than a little bit pear shaped at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, the dramatic struggles of the team on the shortened stage 6 were notable.With the stage being reduced to just over 40 kilometres due to bad weather in t...

"I am looking for my top form. Hopefully it will be sometime in July" - Jasper Philipsen heads to Tour de France with confidence after sprint win in Belgium

After his supremely impressive display at last year's Tour de France, Jasper Philipsen is heading back to the biggest race on the planet with renewed confidence and optimism after the Alpecin-Deceuninck leader took a dominant sprint win on stage 3 of the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour. "Last year the cou...

Jasper Philipsen powers to stage 3 victory at the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour with dominant sprint

After being forced to settle for second on stage 2 of the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour yesterday, Jasper Philipsen powered to the win on stage 3 with a dominant sprint performance. Seven riders forced their way into the breakaway of the day on stage 3, they were all swallowed up by the peloton with 35...

"Adam Yates wanted to go, but maybe he went from a little too far" - Joao Almeida overtakes teammate at the last to close gap in GC fight at Tour de Suisse

Returning the favour from the previous day, Joao Almeida led home Adam Yates on stage 6 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse as UAE Team Emirates continue to be utterly dominant in the general classification fight in the pre-Tour de France warmup. "I think it was the shortest stage I ever did!" Almeida laughs...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 6 GC Update: Joao Almeida closes gap and proves Adam Yates biggest threat

Stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse 2024 offered the spectator a very short day of cycling of 42 km, but with a fight for the general classification due to its high finish on the final ascent to Blatten. João Almeida took the stage victory, finishing ahead of his teammate and yellow jersey Adam Yates.Yate...

Tour de Suisse 2024: Joao Almeida leads home Adam Yates for another UAE 1-2 on reduced stage 6

On a much reduced stage of 6 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, Joao Almeida and Adam Yates again proved the two dominant forces at the race as the Portuguese took the stage win.Just a 42.5 kilometre stage, the tactics were very interesting going into this one, especially for race leader Adam Yates and UAE...

Giovanni Aleotti takes stage 3 of 2024 Tour of Slovenia on relentlessly attacking day

On an exciting and relentlessly attacking day at the 2024 Tour of Slovenia, BORA - hansgrohe's Giovanni Aleotti was the one to make his attack stick, taking the win on stage 3.Although a group of six riders initially went clear of the peloton early on, just the duo of Mattéo Vercher from TotalEnergi...

"He cracked a little bit, but it's not the end of the world" - Primoz Roglic's Dauphine drama will stand him in good stead for Tour de France says Cyrille Guimard

Primoz Roglic has been no stranger to dramatic finales of races over his career in the professional peloton, having both lost the Tour de France and won the Giro d'Italia in enthralling final time-trial in the past. In typical Roglic fashion, his 2024 Criterium du Dauphine victory went right to the...

'Never Lose Hope' - Behind the scenes documentary shines new light on Team Visma | Lease a Bike's 2024 Giro d'Italia struggles

After their all-conquering dominance of the Grand Tours in 2023, Team Visma | Lease a Bike had a lot more difficulty and misfortune at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. In a new behind the scenes documentary, you can the see the team's struggles like never before.Dropping today (Friday, 14th of June, 2024) on...

"I'm not a climber, but I can support Remco Evenepoel" - Kasper Asgreen hoping to secure Tour de France spot at Baloise Belgium Tour

Despite having been at the start line of the last five successive Tour de France Grand Departs, Kasper Asgreen remains unsure as to whether he will return to cycling's biggest bike race later this summer. Even last year, the Dane took a first career Grand Tour stage win on stage 18 ahead of Pascal E...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 6 - Adam Yates favourite for 42-kilometer stage with brutal summit finish

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

"Olympic gold is virtually out of the question" for Wout van Aert in time-trial according to Jan Bakelants

Although the Tour de France and the World Championships offer riders yearly goals to work towards every summer, the Olympic Games only come around once every four years. As such, there is some extra incentive for those fighting for Olympic gold in Paris later this summer. For Wout van Aert, the Belg...

"There was some concern about Remco Evenepoel's health during the Dauphine" - Covid fears infiltrated Soudal - Quick-Step's Tour de France warm up

Remco Evenepoel showed some bright moments at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, but his climbing legs still left something to be desired just a few weeks out from his Tour de France debut.According to latest reports however, there may be a reason as to why the Soudal - Quick-Step leader dropped off so...

"I will keep fighting" - Cian Uijtdebroeks not giving up despite Tour de Suisse struggles

There was much excitement about Cian Uijtdebroeks' return to racing after his impressive Giro d'Italia was ended prematurely by illness. Sadly, things haven't quite gone to plan for the Team Visma | Lease a Bike prospect at the Tour de Suisse. Coming home 1:20 down on stage 5 winner Adam Yates, Uijt...

“He is a phenomenon” - Chris Froome backs Remco Evenepoel to contest for Maillot Jaune on Tour de France debut

Very few people will have as much knowledge about what it takes to win the Tour de France, as Chris Froome does. A four time winner of the Maillot Jaune, Froome is very excited by the upcoming Tour debut of former Vuelta a Espana winner, Remco Evenepoel. “He is a phenomenon. What Remco has achieved...

After Jan Tratnik; BORA - hansgrohe to snatch 2 more classics riders from Team Visma | Lease a Bike

BORA - hansgrohe have had a financial boost into 2024 which allowed them to sign Primoz Roglic without losing their previous leaders; and this increases even further into 2025. The entrance of Red Bull is significantly increasing the German team's level, and they are set to welcome the Van Dijke twi...

UCI Rider Rankings Update | Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic back onto podium and Top10 after Criterium du Dauphine

We have had a few minor races ending over the past week but the great part of the UCI points attributed was at the Criterium du Dauphiné, where Primoz Roglic took the big win and jumped back into the Top10. Several of the Tour de France contenders have climbed up the ranks ahead of their main goal o...

Wout van Aert posts monster seven-hour ride to Strava in positive sign for Tour de France

Consistently one of the stars of the race in recent Tour de France editions, whether or not Wout van Aert will be present at the startline of the 2024 edition in Florence, isn't yet known. The Belgian is clearly returning to top form though if his Strava is anything to go by!Currently at altitude in...

Jonas Vingegaard will not race Vuelta a Espana - Tour de France likely the only option for a Grand Tour in 2024

Jonas Vingegaard is currently training at altitude in Tignes, French Alps, preparing for the Tour de France. His presence is not certain at the French Grand Tour, but if he does not race there it is unlikely that he will be racing a three-week race in 2024 as the Vuelta a España is apparently out of...

"It's quite ugly" - Thijs Zonneveld criticises UAE Team Emirates' reaction to Wilco Kelderman crash on stage 4 of Tour de Suisse

Stage 4 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse took place on Wednesday afternoon, giving the general classification hopefuls a first summit finish test. In the end, it was UAE Team Emirates' Adam Yates who proved strongest of the GC men, finishing second on the stage and moving into the Maillot Jaune. A little...

Pascal Eenkhoorn set to join the struggling Soudal - Quick-Step for next two years

After Victor Campenaerts's expected departure for Visma | Lease a Bike, another Lotto Dstny rider is rumoured to be on his way to the competition with Pascal Eenkhoorn set to bolster the struggling classics lineup of Soudal - Quick-Step.According to what WielerFlits reports, in fact, the 2022 Dutch...

SD Worx - Protime aim to defend Marlen Reusser's Tour de Suisse victory with Demi Vollering

For Team SD Worx - Protime Tour de Suisse is the last important test before the National Championships. The team around Demi Vollering is heading to Switzerland with ambition to defend the 2023 overall victory of absent Marlen Reusser.The four stages of the Tour de Suisse will take place in the Swis...

Lennert Van Eetvelt and Florian Vermeersch to return to competition at Belgian Championships

There is a real chance that Lennert Van Eetvelt and Florian Vermeersch will soon return to competition at the upcoming National Championships. Both Lotto Dstny riders have been out of action for quite some time.Van Eetvelt had an impressive entrance into 2024, but a returning knee problems stopped h...

"I tried to go for the bonuses, so I didn't really have anything left in the final sprint" - Soren Waerenskjold sacrifices fight for stage to stay in overall lead of Baloise Belgium Tour

Winner of the opening time trial at Baloise Belgium Tour, Søren Wærenskjold, had to dig deep during the golden kilometer of the second stage to defend his leader's jersey as number 2 Mathias Vacek was not going to let two-second margin stand between him and the overall lead.And while Vacek scored fo...

Movistar rider Jorge Arcas hit by organization car during stage 4 of Tour de Suisse: "Not a single apology to me from them"

Movistar rider Jorge Arcas has reported on social media that he was hit by a car from the Tour de Suisse organization during the fourth stage of the race from Rüschlikon and Gotthard Pass, held this Wednesday.Thus, the rider explained that "if we already have enough tension in the race, today the on...

“Every year I improve and I get stronger" - Confidence oozing from Phil Bauhaus as he sprints into overall lead at Tour of Slovenia

After being forced to settle for 3rd on the opening day of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia, there was no stopping German powerhouse Phil Bauhaus on stage 2 as the Bahrain - Victorious sprinted to victory and into the race lead as a result. “It was for us sprinters and for me, a super hard day on the climb...

"Every race I do, I'm eager and ambitious to get a result" - Matthew Riccitello has Tour de Suisse podium in sight after climbing with the best on stage 5

Seen as a star of the future for the Israel - Premier Tech and American cycling in general, 22-year-old Matthew Riccitello confirmed his potential by climbing with some of the world's very best on stage 5 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, moving up to 5th overall in the process. "I felt pretty good all da...

INTERVIEW: Get to know Ashlin Barry - the rising star of American cycling

With examples of riders like Remco Evenepoel and Joshua Tarling stepping out of junior category with level to win big professional races, it's only natural big teams are looking at ways to get into favor of young talents as early as possible. And junior category is a bottomless pit of rising stars s...

Daan Hoole keen "to help Mathieu van der Poel as long as possible" in Olympic road race

Whilst Mathieu van der Poel was also a certainty to lead the Dutch national team on the roads of Paris at this summer's Olympic Games, who would join the current Rainbow Jersey was a big question mark. One of those to get the nod, turned out to be Daan Hoole. Gaining selection for both the road race...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 stage 3 - Jasper Philipsen vs Tim Merllier round 2

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview stage 3. The third stage of the race goes into Flandrien roads which are, as always, tense a...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 stage 3 - Narváez, Healy, Mohoric and Bilbao big favourites for hilly day

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview stage 3.Stage 3 ends in Nova Gori...

"Little by little we're finding the form we were looking for" - Enric Mas silences some doubters with much improved performance on stage 5 of Tour de Suisse

Enric Mas has been far from his best in 2024, leading to some criticism of the Movistar Team leader ahead of the upcoming Tour de France. On the stage 5 summit finish of the Tour de Suisse however, the Spaniard showed a much improved performance."I'm not super happy, but little by little we're findi...

"Didn't expect this, because I'm certainly not in top form" - Tim Merlier dominates sprint rivals at Baloise Belgium Tour despite post-Giro tiredness

Tim Merlier has been in electric form in 2024 and that continued on stage 2 of the Baloise Belgium Tour as the Soudal - Quick-Step sprinter dominated all rivals to take his 11th victory of the campaign. "I felt it was a good moment. There wasn't much speed due to the headwind and I think I had every...

"With Joao Almeida at the end there, he was going super fast" - Adam Yates full of praise for teammate as UAE continue Tour de Suisse dominance

For the second stage in a row, Adam Yates left all his general classification rivals in the dust on the mountains of the 2024 Tour de Suisse. Although he was denied a stage win on stage 4, this time around there, was no stopping the Brit. "We knew we wanted to set a hard pace and the whole team work...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 5 GC Update: Adam Yates stretches lead, Egan Bernal onto podium and impressive Matthew Riccitello sees big rise

Stage 5 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse was another exciting day in the general classification fight. Again, UAE Team Emirates proved strongest as Adam Yates took the win ahead of Joao Almeida with the duo firming their grasp on the top-2 in the general classification. With the dust settled, this means t...

Tim Merlier dominates on stage 2 of Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 taking comfortable victory ahead of Philipsen and Kooij

In a bunch sprint finale, Soudal - Quick-Step has prevailed to take the victory on stage 2 of the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour with a dominant performance. Five riders got themselves ahead of the race to form the breakaway of the day early on. The most notable of whom was former Giro d'Italia stage win...

Tour de Suisse 2024: UAE Team Emirates display dominance again as Adam Yates leads home one-two with Joao Almeida on stage 5

On another thrilling summit finish at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, Adam Yates has again proven to be the strongest of the general classification hopefuls, taking the stage win and firming up his hold on the Maillot Jaune. With two serious climbing tests early in the day, a very strong breakaway group of...

"Hard to see past" Tadej Pogacar for Tour de France but Adam Blythe warns "The Tour always throws a spanner in the works"

The fight for the Maillot Jaune at the 2024 Tour de France is one of the most hotly anticipated Grand Tour battles in many years. Just a few weeks out from the Grand Depart in Florence however, Tadej Pogacar stands out as the pre-race favourite. Ex-pro Adam Blythe will be covering the Grand Tour for...

Phil Bauhaus victorious in crash-marred sprint on stage 2 of Tour of Slovenia 2024

Phil Bauhaus has survived a tough day in the saddle to take the win from a messy and crash marred sprint on stage 2 of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia.Five riders forced their selection in the breakaway with some well known names amongst them too. Connor Swift of the INEOS Grenadiers, Antonio Morgado of U...

Baloise - Trek Lions and Thibau Nys will choose their cyclocrosses cautiously this winter: "From now on, such choices will also have to be made in cyclocross"

One of the themes of last cyclo-cross season was the overloaded calendar. And that debate resurfaced with publication of UCI calendar. Involved parties hoped for lesser density of races spread over longer time period. But instead, there is even more focus put on World Cup with 12 rounds within two m...

Nairo Quintana will soon return to competition despite crashing out of Tour de Suisse

A crash on the second stage of the Tour de Suisse 2024 forced Nairo Quintana to abandon the race, just before the start of the third day. The Colombian Movistar Team rider fractured his right hand, which prevented him from continuing in competition. But the 34-year-old climber is already thinking ab...

OPINION: Enric Mas sends a warning to Movistar Team from Switzerland: Find a plan B for the Tour de France

Since finishing second in the 2022 Vuelta a España showing a great level against Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic the good Enric Mas has been able to achieve the same level. In fact, the best we've seen from the Movistar Team leader since then was fighting with Tadej Pogacar in a couple of stages o...

UCI Team Rankings Update | UAE remains at the top, INEOS enters podium and BORA scores big

The Criterium du Dauphiné has handed out a lot of points this past week. With the Tour de Suisse and Tour de France soon to come, big changes may come in the rankings; but for the time being the positions at the top remain rather stable. UAE Team Emirates continue to dominate the first place and inc...

Felix Gall back on track for Tour de France at Tour de Suisse mountains: "I'm especially happy to have found my legs again"

Last year Felix Gall had an absolute breakthrough at the Tour de Suisse last year, winning a stage in style, leading the race for a day and fighting for the yellow jersey until the very end before going on to also impress at the Tour de France. After a disappointing year thus far, the Austrian looks...

Egan Bernal and Daniel Martínez to represent Colombia at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Colombia has decided on the riders that it will take to the Paris Olympic Games. Egan Bernal and Daniel Martínez will be the representatives for the men's road race, the BORA - hansgrohe rider will also participate in the time trial; and Paula Patiño, from Movistar Team, will be the only one from th...

UCI announce rule changes in bid to improve rider safety including trial of yellow card system

Rider safety is a hot topic in the world of cycling at the moment after a raft of big name riders saw their Tour de France hopes at risk or even completely dashed by crashes in the last few months. As a result, the UCI have announced some rule changes. In an announcement on the official UCI website,...

'Ten times stronger than Tramadol' - UCI and MPCC urge immediate ban of new drug that may get in cycling

There is an ever-growing technological fight in cycling to get the best performance out of every rider and simultaneously; There is a constant effort to monitor, suspend or even ban substances that may be used and put the riders' healths in danger. A lot of focus is currently on Tapentadol, a drug s...

Getting ready for the Tour de France! Primoz Roglic joins Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert in Tignes for altitude training

All of the main favourites for the Tour de France are finetuning and putting in their last weeks of work to be as best as possible for the Grand Depart in Florence. Primoz Roglic has made the trip to an altitude camp in Tignes where he will stay for approximately two weeks, and he joins his former t...

Team Visma | Lease a Bike set to sign Victor Campenaerts

There is only a little over month and a half for the transfer period to officially open in cycling but Team Visma | Lease a Bike has already been making moves. Victor Campenaerts, former rider of the team, is set to return according to reports. This is argued by both Het Nieuwsblad and Wielerflits....

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 5 - Can Adam Yates win brutal mountain stage?

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Great news for Jonas Vingegaard ahead of Tour de France: "He is able to work on the time-trial bike and it doesn't bother him"

Jonas Vingegaard fractured ribs, suffered a punctured lung but also fractured a collarbone in his crash at Itzulia Basque Country. The latter created an issue for the Team Visma | Lease a Bike rider where he could not ride the time-trial bike, but that obstacle has now been overcome. "He is able to...

"Maybe it would be better to ride the time trials on regular bikes again" - Annemiek van Vleuten thinks training on time trial bikes has become too dangerous

The list of cyclist who suffered more or less severe injuries during a training on a time trial bike gained another big one in Ellen van Dijk, who broke her ankle last week, while the U23 world champion Lorenzo Milesi also took in a damage in a training accident.Should pros put aside their time tria...

"When you see someone like Kristoff work hard every day, it can only be inspiring" - Uno-X DS on importance of Alexander Kristoff for the team

Uno-X Mobility had a faint start of 2024, winning only once (Søren Wærenskjold at AlUla Tour stage 2) before the start of May. It was up to the team's most experienced rider Alexander Kristoff to seemingly unplug his teammates at Elfstedenronde. In just five weeks, the team went from 1 to 9 victorie...

Remco Evenepoel's teammate suffers heavy concussion after being by a car during training ride

Pieter Serry will not race in the Soudal - Quick-Step for some time now. The 35-year-old Flemish was hit by a motorist during a training ride in early June and as a result suffered a severe concussion.The experienced Serry brings out the news himself via social media. "On the 3rd of June I was hit b...

"I wanted to prove I'm not here as someone asking for retirement handouts" - Chad Haga reflects on his second place in Unbound gravel debut

Chad Haga spent ten years in the professional peloton on the road, but after his retirement at the end 2023, it was time for a new adventure. For the American, gravel was a natural choice. And that the 35-year-old didn't come to play around he confirmed in his debut Unbound gravel, finishing second...

Jan Ullrich will make a debut as expert at Eurosport during Tour de France stage 4 and 5

Jan Ullrich will appear at Eurosport during the Tour de France. The now 50-year-old German - who won the Tour de France in 1997 - will shed light on two Tour stages as an expert and analyst.Ullrich will do this for the Eurosport Germany. The former rider will be a guest in the cycling program Velo C...

Belgian time trial kings Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel to only compete in a road race at National Championships

The Belgian Time Trial Championships in Binche cannot count on defending champion Wout van Aert and world time trial champion Remco Evenepoel next Thursday. The two are racing against the time in different meaning of the words as they're chasing the time lost in crashes of early April. It had been k...

Richard Carapaz and Alberto Bettiol abandon Tour de Suisse after stage 4 crash to recover before Tour de France

The broadcast of the first mountain test on my local channel started with a camera shot on Alberto Bettiol, who had been showing us a bit more skin than he would've liked, clearly a sign of a crash that must've happened in opening kilometers of the stage.And as it turns out, the yellow jersey wearer...

"The time differences are not too big" - Team Visma | Lease optimistic at Tour de Suisse despite late Wilco Kelderman crash on stage 4

Stage 4 saw the first mountain top test of the 2024 Tour de Suisse. In the end, it wasn't the best day for Team Visma | Lease a Bike as both Cian Uijtdebroeks and Wilco Kelderman losing time and the latter even crashing on the final climb. UAE Team Emirates' Adam Yates proved strongest of the genera...

"It helps us to realize the condition we're in" - Impressive Egan Bernal up to 4th overall at 2024 Tour de Suisse following first summit finish

Egan Bernal finished fifth in the first high mountain stage of the Tour de Suisse 2024. The Colombian of the INEOS Grenadiers continues to prove that he is back at a very high level after coming close to tragedy a couple of years ago. This latest performance has also allowed the British team's leade...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 stage 2 - Sprinter fight between Jasper Philipsen, Tim Merlier, Olav Kooij, Fabio Jakobsen and more!

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview stage 2. Stage 2 takes place from Merelbeke and Knokke-Heist and is 184 kilometers long. A d...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 stage 2 - Sprinter's day? Or can Jhonatan Narváez, Ben Healy and Matej Mohoric spoil their fun?

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview stage 2.Stage 2 will be a tricky...

"It's more important how the victim is doing" - Soren Waerenskjold takes ITT win at Baloise Belgium Tour after delay for medical emergency

The opening stage of the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour went to Uno-X Mobility's Soren Waerenskjold as the Norwegian national time-trial champion once again proved his capabilities against the clock. The main talking point of the day however, came when the stage was halted due to a medical emergency.Unde...

Jonas Vingegaard remains Visma's plan A for Tour de France but Olav Kooij ready if needed: "If things turn out differently, I will be ready”

How Team Visma | Lease a Bike will look going into the Tour de France remains a complete mystery, even to those within the team. Olav Kooij starred in his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d'Italia before being forced out through illness and if Jonas Vingegaard can't make it, the Dutch sprinter could pro...

"The legs are good and the team is good" - Adam Yates and Joao Almeida show strong form at Tour de Suisse ahead of Pogacar support role at Tour de France

In the first mountain test of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, UAE Team Emirates came to the fore through Adam Yates and Joao Almeida. Although the stage win wasn't quite within reach, the duo now sit one and two in the general classification respectively. "It was quite good. I just came from a camp you kno...

"We stayed in the bubble and stayed calm" - Dylan Groenewegen triumphs in frantic finale to opening stage of Tour of Slovenia 2024

For the fifth time in his career, Dylan Groenewegen took a stage win at the Tour of Slovenia on Wednesday afternoon. The Dutchman narrowly held off the in-form Alexander Kristoff in a thrilling fight for the line on stage 1."Always the first stage is really hectic, and also with rain in the first pa...

Soren Waerenskjold proves time-trial prowess with victory on stage 1 of Baloise Belgium Tour 2024

Uno-X Mobility's Soren Waerenskjold has powered to the stage win in the opening stage time-trial of the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour, clocking a time 2.46 seconds faster than anyone else. Among the big names to go off early, Daan Hoole set a benchmark time of 13:42. That effort looked set to spend a wh...

"It's for Gino. It's Gino's mountain” - Torstein Traeen dedicates Tour de Suisse stage win to much-missed Gino Mader

Bahrain - Victorious are riding with extra impetus at the 2024 Tour de Suisse as they look to honour former rider, the memory of the late Gino Mader, who tragically passed away at the 2023 edition of the race. On stage 4, the team took an emotional victory through Torstein Traeen."It's for Gino, it'...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 4 GC Update: Adam Yates leads UAE Team Emirates 1-2 from Joao Almeida

Stage 4 of the Tour of Switzerland 2024 promised to be the first big battle for the general classification as it was the first day of high mountains. In the end, the big winner of the day was Adam Yates despite Torstein Traeen holding on for the stage win from the breakaway.The UAE Team Emirates rid...

Stage 1 of 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour halted temporarily due medical emergency

The stage 1 individual time-trial at the 2024 Baloise Belgium Tour has been neutralised momentarily after a medical emergency for a fan, saw ambulances flying through the course. It is being reported that a fan at the roadside has suffered a cardiac arrest. In truth not much else is yet known about...

Tour de Suisse 2024: Adam Yates takes Maillot Jaune as Torstein Traeen holds on for breakaway stage win in thrilling finale

Torstein Traeen has held onto a breakaway stage win in a thrilling finale to stage 4 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, as UAE Team Emirates' Adam Yates moves into the overall race lead.With the stage all about the final climb to the line, a number of riders you wouldn't typically see in a breakaway got th...

Dylan Groenewegen narrowly takes stage 1 of 2024 Tour of Slovenia ahead of in form Alexander Kristoff

Team Jayco AlUla's Dylan Groenewegen has sprinted to victory from the bunch on the opening stage of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia, moving into the early overall race lead as a result. Five riders managed to get themselves into the breakaway of the day, including a pair of Slovenian's looking to impress...

"We saw him being very 'close' to Vingegaard and Pogacar" - Carlos Rodriguez will be in the mix for Tour de France victory believes Carlos Sastre

Whilst all the talk ahead of the 2024 Tour de France is about the so-called 'Big 4' of Grand Tour cycling, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic, there is a long list of dark horses waiting to take advantage should the pre-race favourites falter. One of those will be INE...

"Kept our fingers crossed that Rodriguez would win the sprint" - Rolf Aldag recalls helplessness watching Primoz Roglic crack in dramatic conclusion to Dauphine

As has become the typical Primoz Roglic fashion, the drama went all the way to the very last pedal strokes at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. In the end, the Slovenian just about held on, but for a while things were very much in the balance.   "The last 5 kilometres of the race were of course very i...

"We want to support Fabio through a strong sprint train" - Fabio Jakobsen has dsm-firmenich PostNL's full trust for Tour de France

Team dsm-firmenich PostNL realize chasing a GC dream could prove counter-productive at the upcoming Tour de France. Instead, the Dutch World Tour formation wants to use all the weapons in their deposit to chase stage success. The biggest caliber in their arsenal should be the sprinter Fabio Jakobsen...

"Much better than I could ever have dreamed of" - Thibau Nys on unimaginable streak of victories in 2024

Winner of stages at the Tour de Romandie, Tour de Hongrie, Tour of Norway and now the Tour de Suisse; Thibau Nys has been having an extraordinary month and a half which makes up his entire 2024 road season so far. The cyclocross specialist turned premium puncheur's success does not stop and he talks...

Gravel stage at the Tour de France secured as city of Troyes applies special measures

The French parliament has been dissolved following the European elections which have given way to an overwhelming victory of far-right party RN. Two rounds of elections will soon take place and one of them on the 7th of July, the day the Tour de France will tackle the famous 'gravel stage'. This has...

Jasper Philipsen happy with Mathieu van der Poel's partnership at 2024 Tour de France - "Seeing how successful it was last year, we can really use him again"

Jasper Philipsen is set to lead Alpecin-Deceuninck at the Baloise Belgium Tour which starts this Wednesday and then again at the Tour de France. In the latter, he will be able to count on the support of Mathieu van der Poel once again, a partnership that worked to perfection in the sprints of the 20...

Peter Sagan swaps cycling for trading and wins Flowbank Championship ahead of famous names such as Anthony Joshua and Israel Adesanya

One of the most successful professional cyclists of the modern era, Peter Sagan has recently proven he also has the brains for the stock exchange, winning the second edition of the Flowbank Championship, a trading competition for famous sports stars. According to Flowbank themselves, Sagan put his r...

BORA - hansgrohe renews with one of Primoz Roglic's most important new domestiques

BORA - hansgrohe has truly had an immense financial boost over the past 12 months due to the entrance of Red Bull into the team, and the building of an incredibly strong lineup for 2025 does not stop. Nico Denz, who will be a key support rider for Primoz Roglic at the upcoming Tour de France, has si...

"If things don't go well at the Tour de France... Then it's two grand tours in a row that things don't work out" - Intermarche admit concern over Biniam Girmay

Whilst Biniam Girmay's career has been more success than not so far, it's fair to say the Eritrean has had something of a mixed bag in his Grand Tour appearances. From the highs of his history-making stage win at the 2022 Giro d'Italia, where Girmay became the first black African to win a Grand Tour...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 4 - UAE big favourites to win on first mountain stage with high-altitude summit finish

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Tim Heemskerk, Jonas Vingegaard's coach: "For me it's 50-50 whether Jonas makes it to Tour"

Tour de France is getting closer and closer to its start, and so the suspense continues to build around Jonas Vingegaard, who is still working to make up for the time he lost after his forced stop in the fall in the Itzulia Basque Country.Tim Heemskerk, Jonas Vingegaard's coach, spoke to BT. "His le...

“Everyone is wondering about Chris. He is on the list" - Chris Froome in contention for Tour de France return confirms Israel - Premier Tech DS

Whatever happens in the rest of his career, Chris Froome has already written his name into the annals of Tour de France history. However, is there still one final chapter to be written in the story?Recently, respected French outlet L'Equipe reported that the four-time winner of the Maillot Jaune is...

"If you don't believe you can achieve something, you probably won't do it" - Matej Mohoric aims to write another success story at Tour de France

Matej Mohoric won a stage in the Tour de France last year, but made an even bigger impression with his heartfelt interview afterwards. In the subsequent months, the Slovenian became a Gravel world champion. Nearly 12 months later, it's time for another round at the Tour and the Slovenian will once a...

Intermarché - Wanty coach optimistic about Gerben Thijssen towards Tour: "He still needs to become more consistent in his positioning"

The Intermarché - Wanty Tour de France selection is all about stage victories. The team is built mostly around two sprinters Gerben Thijssen and Biniam Girmay. The Belgian didn't have an ideal build up towards summer due to an injury at the start of April, however his team is confident he'll be read...

Two months after punctured lung, fractured ribs and vertebrae; Steff Cras returns to racing ahead of the Tour de France

Steff Cras has no luck on injuries in recent months. The bad fortune seems to follow the Belgian since the 2022 Vuelta where he had to abandon the Spanish grand tour on the second day of the race. Cras also hit the deck hard during last year's Tour de France after an incident with a spectator on the...

U23 World Champion cancels upcoming races after a training accident

The Movistar cyclist and under-23 world time trial champion, the Italian Lorenzo Milesi, is already recovering at home from the accident he suffered this Saturday while training on his time trial special.Milesi was admitted to hospital after the accident, although the check-ups carried out after the...

Roger Adria continues his successful season with 4th place in stage 3 of Tour de Suisse: "I’m happy with my sprint and my performance"

Roger Adrià is enjoying a very strong debut season in BORA - hansgrohe jersey. With seven top 10 results, you can almost smell the first victory of the year for the 26-year-old Spaniard must be just around the corner.While today's stage went to favourite Thibau Nys, Adrià was up there to pull off an...

"To go to the Tour de France, I need to do a good Suisse" - Rui Costa determined to prove his worth to EF Education-EasyPost

In 2023, former world champion Rui Costa saw a notable resurgence in his performance levels, taking a stage at the Vuelta a Espana and earning himself a big off-season transfer to EF Education-EasyPost. So far this year however, the Portuguese has been quiet.After opening his season in Spain, Costa...

"This seemed like a great race to resume competition" - Olav Kooij returns to action and leads Visma at Baloise Belgium Tour

For the first time since being forced out of the first Grand Tour of his career through illness, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's Olav Kooij will return to racing at the upcoming Baloise Belgium Tour. "The goal was to win a stage, so if that succeeds, that's great. I look back on it with a very special f...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 Tour of Slovenia with Matej Mohoric set for homecoming

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. The final startlist for the race includes ri...

"Last year he finished fourth, so that says a lot" - Team Jayco AlUla remain faithful in Simon Yates for Tour de France despite transfer rumours

According to reports, Simon Yates' days at Team Jayco AlUla are numbered, with the Aussie-based outfit already having targeted Ben O'Connor as a replacement. Nevertheless, ahead of the 2024 Tour de France, Yates retains full backing the team insists. "Normally we go all out for the rankings with Sim...

"He's a great champion and he knows how to manage" - Giulio Ciccone had rear wheel view of Primoz Roglic's Dauphine struggle on final stage

The 2024 Criterium du Dauphine went all the day down to the final few pedal strokes in a thrillingly dramatic finale on Sunday afternoon as Primoz Roglic fought with all his might to hold onto the Maillot Jaune. Having the best view of Roglic's struggles on the final climb was Giulio Ciccone.The Ita...

"I was in a perfect position, but the legs... I just couldn't go any faster" - Alberto Bettiol misses Tour de Suisse stage win but takes Maillot Jaune

Having attempted a flyer in the final few kilometres on stage 2, Alberto Bettiol waited for the punchy sprint finale on stage 3 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse. Although he couldn't take the victory, the Italian doesn't leave the day empty handed, having move into the Maillot Jaune. “I'm not disappointed...

"Shame I couldn't finish it off" - Stephen Williams has to settle for second on stage 3 of 2024 Tour de Suisse

In a thrilling finale to stage 3 at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, the puncheurs came to the fore as Thibau Nys took the win and Alberto Bettiol moved into the Maillot Jaune. Sandwiched between those two, finishing second on the stage was Israel - Premier Tech's Stephen Williams. "Whoever has got the stro...

"This is the best victory of my career" - Thibau Nys overcome with emotion after impressive Tour de Suisse stage win

On stage 3 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, Thibau Nys proved once again the immense potential the Belgian has with a powerful and punchy uphill sprint to victory.Afterwards, the 21-year-old Belgian was visibly emotional as he spoke to the press. "A lot is going through my head," Nys reflected through te...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 3 GC Update: Alberto Bettiol into Maillot Jaune, Ethan Hayter & Wilco Kelderman complete top-3

Although the 2024 Tour de Suisse has not yet entered the high mountains, stage 3 has seen a shift in the general classification At the end of a spectacular day of racing, Alberto Bettiol managed to become the new holder of the Maillot Jaune. The stage win went to Thibau Nys, but Bettiol, with his 3r...

Tour de Suisse 2024: Thibau Nys impresses again with punchy victory on stage 3

Thibau Nys continues to impress in his development as a road rider. The Lidl-Trek held off the challengers of the likes of Stephen Williams and Alberto Bettiol to win stage 3 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse.With five men getting themselves into the breakaway of the day, there was a distinctly Swiss feel...

"I found it steeper than expected!" - Demi Vollering left wary after recon of Alpe d'Huez ahead of Tour de France Femmes

Later this summer, the Maillot Jaune of the 2024 Tour de France Femmes is likely to be decided on the slopes of the mythical Alpe d'Huez. Demi Vollering will be looking to defend the title she won last year, and as such, has already begun her reconnaissance.The 27-year-old Dutchwoman, who for now at...

"I didn't get scratched or anything, but I fractured my hand" - Nairo Quintana left rueing more bad luck after Tour de Suisse crash

Bad luck has not taken long to appear for Movistar Team in the 2024 Tour de Suisse. On Tuesday, June 11, before the start of stage 3, the team announced the withdrawal from the race of Nairo Quintana, one of its main riders in the Swiss race, due to an injury suffered after being part of a massive c...

Startlist of the Baloise Belgium Tour, the Tour de France's main sprinter preparation race - Jasper Philipsen, Tim Merlier, Olav Kooij and more

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We take a look at the startlist. The preliminary startlist features: Benoît Cosnefroy, Aurélien Paret-P...

Pim Ronhaar is another cyclocrosser hoping to break through on road: "That is why he is becoming a trainee at Lidl-Trek"

Pim Ronhaar was one of the most consistent cyclocrossers past season, finishing just outside of the podium (4th) at both European and World Cyclocross championships last winter. And while the 22-year-old has an undeniable talent for racing in the cold, his main ambitions lay on the road. And Lidl-Tr...

6 confirmed for Cofidis' Tour de France lineup - Jesús Herrada looks to add to Vuelta a Espana wins

The Cofidis team has confirmed its sixth rider for the 2024 Tour de France and it is none other than Spaniard Jesús Herrada. The French team, which in 2023 completed its best Grande Boucle in many years with two stage victories, trusts in the skills of the climber from Cuenca to try to repeat what h...

Maxim van Gils to aim for GC at Tour de Suisse: "The strange thing is that I never really tested myself in the high mountains"

24-year old Maxim van Gils has had stable development over the past years into a high level, but in 2024 he has truly took another step. The Lotto Dstny rider has been headlining the team's results and is one of the most successful riders of the year; and is now testing himself as a climber at the m...

No more Tour de Suisse and Tour de France - Nairo Quintana suffers hand fracture

Nairo Quintana slowly rose and showed glimpses of his past self at the Giro d'Italia but, outside of it, he has truly had an unlucky season. After several illnesses and injuries suffered earlier in the season, the Colombian has been sidelined once again with a fracture suffered on a crash at the Tou...

Emanuel Buchmann's BORA - hansgrohe stint may have ended - Broken hip and collarbone after Tour de Suisse crash

Emanuel Buchmann had a fall out with BORA - hansgrohe and now had a rough fall in what was his last race day with the German national champion's jersey. Buchmann crashed yesterday during stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse and has suffered severe injuries as a result. It is a nightmare situation for the G...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 stage 1 - Welsford, Kristoff, Groenewegen and Bauhaus meet on opening bunch sprint of the race

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview stage 1.The first stage of the ra...

PREVIEW | Tour of Slovenia 2024 - Giro d'Italia and Tour de France contenders meet on difficult race

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We preview the race ahead. The first stage o...

Profiles & Route Baloise Belgium Tour 2024

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We take a look at it's profiles. The race starts off in the town of Beringen with a 12-kilometer time-t...

Profiles & Route Tour of Slovenia 2024

From the 12th to the 16th of June the peloton will tackle the Tour of Slovenia. This is one of the races that in recent years has grown in popularity due to the country's new stars, and serves as a preparation race for the Tour de France for a few riders. We take a look at it's profiles. The first s...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 stage 1 - Asgreen, Cavagna and Herregodts the men to beat in opening time-trial

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview stage 1. The race starts off in the town of Beringen with a 12-kilometer time-trial. This is...

PREVIEW | Baloise Belgium Tour 2024 - Jasper Philipsen and Benoît Cosnefroy among big favourites for explosive race

The Baloise Belgium Tour takes place from the 12th to 16th of June and has become one of the most popular preparation races for the Tour de France, specially for the sprinters and classics riders! We preview the race ahead. The race starts off in the town of Beringen with a 12-kilometer time-trial....

France has dissolved it's parliament... And this may cancel the Tour de France's gravel stage

This weekend all throughout Europe there have been elections to elect towards the European parliament. Whilst this does not ordinarily have major consequences in the most countries' internal politics, it was not the case in France. The parliament has been dissolved by president Emmanuel Macron, and...

Who will be at Tadej Pogacar's side for the Tour de France? Half of the UAE Team Emirates line-up scheduled for the race is injured

The Tour de France is just around the corner and many teams are making their final decisions on who they will take to the most important race of the year. We take a look into UAE Team Emirates lineup, and the riders who will support Tadej Pogacar in search of returning the yellow jersey after two ye...

Final Dauphine stage a very bad sign for Primoz Roglic, according to Thijs Zonneveld: "I wouldn’t draw much confidence from this with a view to the Tour de France"

Primoz Roglic won the Criterium du Dauphiné yesterday at the Plateau des Glières however the final stage proved to be a big challenge and the Slovenian looked to be on the downfall. It will be a triumph that is celebrated, but not the best of signs towards the Tour de France. “There were three mount...

"We’ve got a lot of young guys. I think that I’m the oldest by about 10 years" - Adam Yates enjoying mentor role at Tour de Suisse for UAE Team Emirates

With a key few weeks coming up for UAE Team Emirates as Tadej Pogacar looks to reclaim the Maillot Jaune and complete a Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double, Adam Yates is among the riders preparing at the 2024 Tour de Suisse. According to Pogacar himself, Yates will be the Slovenian's "Right hand ma...

Tour de France champion's company enters bankrupcy as he owes nearly £1 million

Sir Bradley Wiggins has entered bankruptcy, according to a report in The Times on Saturday, after going through financial difficulties with his company. The company was owned by ­Wiggins, his former wife Cath and his mother Linda.Wiggins Rights Limited, the company that ran much of Bradley Wiggins’s...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 3 - Can Arnaud De Lie take vengeance on hilly and explosive finale?

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Vannes, Brittany will host Grande Depart of Tour de France Femmes 2025

The organization of the Tour de France Femmes has announced the starting location of the 2025 edition. The Grand Départ will take place in Vannes in the Brittany region.It has been four years since the region last organized a Grand Départ. Then it was Brest that hosted the Tour de France for men. Th...

"I really like that the team has several trump cards" - Michal Kwiatkowski excited to support his talented leaders at Tour de France

Long gone are the days when Michal Kwiatkowski was sitting on top of the cycling world. But that doesn't mean the versatile rider has gotten worse as he occasionally confirms (stage win at Tour de France 2023, Amstel Gold Race 2022,...) . Kwiatkowski simply found his purpose at INEOS Grenadiers as a...

Pauline Ferrand-Prévot expected to join Visma | Lease a Bike in 2025 as INEOS Grenadiers refuses to set up a women's team

After two seasons as INEOS Grenadiers’ only female rider, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is set to join Visma | Lease a Bike in 2025 as she eyes a return to road after many years spent chasing her Olympic dream in MTB, WielerFlits report.It was recently announced that Ferrand-Prévot will retire as a mountai...

Jayco AlUla optimistic about Dylan Groenewegen's chances at Tour de France: "We have every confidence in Dylan. In my opinion he is still one of the best sprinters in the world"

Team Jayco AlUla will probably play two cards at Tour de France. While Simon Yates should focus the general classification (or stages), Dylan Groenewegen is their choice for sprints. And it appears so the team still puts a lot of faith in the Dutchman with a large group of riders for the flats.Sport...

"I wanted to give it a try today, also to have a little fun" - Alberto Bettiol nearly upsets sprinters in second stage of Tour de Suisse

The second stage of the Tour de Suisse ended in a sprint of a large group and was won by Bryan Coquard, but Alberto Bettiol did everything he could to avoid a sprint in the final. The Italian seemed to have some chance to pull through with his late attack, but was eventually caught before the flamme...

Yves Lampaert hopes to stay in overall lead of Tour de Suisse until stage 4: "Tomorrow's stage is a bit more difficult, so it won't be easy"

Yves Lampaert will be able to wear the yellow leader's jersey for at least an extra day in the Tour de Suisse after a hilly stage from Vaduz to Regensdorf. After a day of hide and seek in the peloton, Lampaert was briefly lost contact with the bunch on the last climb with 10 kilometers to go, but lu...

"Still to early" for Derek Gee to target Tour de France GC says Israel - Premier Tech DS despite Dauphine heroics

Having initially come to the attention of the cycling world with his breakthrough performance at the 2023 Giro d'Italia, Derek Gee took the next big step in his development at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, winning a stage and claiming a very impressive podium finish. Understandably, Israel - Premi...

"It was a pretty crazy day until the final" - Michael Matthews shows strong pre-Tour de France form with 2nd on stage 2 of 2024 Tour de Suisse

A four-time Tour de France stage winner, Michael Matthews is showing some good form once again in his preparation for the 2024 edition. The Australian of Team Jayco AlUla finished 2nd on stage 2 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse. “I think today was good, it was a pretty crazy day until the final. We knew i...

Emanuel Buchmann conscious but in hospital after scary Tour de Suisse crash

In a frantic finale to stage 2 at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, Bryan Coquard took just his second ever World Tour win from a reduced bunch sprint. A few moment earlier however, the peloton was rocked by a scary crash. Among those brought to the ground in the incident was BORA - hansgrohe's German Nation...

“My chain flew off, so I'm third" - Arnaud De Lie left fuming at late mechanical on stage 2 of 2024 Tour de Suisse

Arnaud De Lie looked for all the world like he was about to power towards the victory on stage 2 bunch sprint finish of the 2024 Tour de Suisse. Sadly for the Belgian however, an badly timed stroke of bad luck denied him that opportunity. In the battle for the line, Bryan Coquard opened things up an...

“I have finished second so many times" - Emotional Bryan Coquard takes second ever World Tour win on stage 2 of 2024 Tour de Suisse

Cofidis fast man Bryan Coquard has long been viewed as a dangerous sprinter. Incredibly though, the Frenchman's sprint win on stage 2 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse was just the second ever World Tour level win for the 32-year-old. “The biggest victory of my career! It was a difficult stage, with a toug...

Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 2 GC Update: Yves Lampaert holds onto Maillot Jaune; two UAE in the Top 5

After his victory in the short time-trial on stage 1, Yves Lampaert has kept a hold of the Maillot Jaune at the 2024 Tour de Suisse on stage 2. Although the day was decided by a final sprint, changes were still expected in the top 10 of the overall classification and that's largely how things worked...

Tour de Suisse 2024: Bryan Coquard benefits from Arnaud De Lie mechanical to take stage 2 win from reduced bunch sprint

Bryan Coquard has powered to victory on stage 2 of the 2024 Tour de Suisse, benefitting from misfortune for Arnaud De Lie in a thrilling sprint finale. Five riders got themselves into the breakaway of the day. Among them were Gerben Kuypers (Intermarché - Wanty), a pair of Team Corratec - Vini Fanti...

"In the Vuelta for example, I could pursue an individual classification for once" - Laurens De Plus keen for leadership opportunities at INEOS

The INEOS Grenadiers lit up the final stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. After working on the peloton all day, Carlos Rodriguez and Laurens De Plus were protagonists on the final climb of the day, with the Spaniard being rewarded for his efforts with a stage win. Whilst Rodriguez will now lead...

Huge relief for Aleksandr Vlasov after Primoz Roglic struggles on final Dauphine stage: "The most important thing by far is that we won the race"

BORA - hansgrohe have put on a very strong collective effort this past week at the Criterium du Dauphiné to take the win with Primoz Roglic. Aleksandr Vlasov was a key part of this triumph, even though both struggled in the final stage and the yellow jersey looked for some moments to be slipping out...

Remco Evenepoel "will have to take a very big step" to fight for Tour de France win, expert says

Two months after fracturing his collarbone and shoulder blade, Remco Evenepoel returned to competition at the Criterium du Dauphiné with modest ambitions but with some success. He won the race's time-trial and wore the yellow jersey. He failed to keep it in the mountains but shrugged off his seventh...

João Almeida looks to build on Tour de Suisse victory with amazing time-trial: "This is a very important race to prepare for the Tour de France"

This Sunday the Tour de Suisse began with a small prologue in Liechenstein and the best out of the overall classification contenders was João Almeida. UAE Team Emirates is fielding a luxury squad, with clear hopes of winning the race, with João Almeida and Adam Yates as two of its main cards to win...

Could Nairo Quintana end up racing the 2024 Tour de France with Movistar Team?

Movistar Team has planned Nairo Quintana's 2024 season, focusing first on the Giro d'Italia, where he arrived very short of form, and for the Vuelta a España. From Colombia, however, there is talk of the possibility that he could ride the Tour de France.Thus, from Antena 2, it is said that Nairo wou...

Fabian Cancellara's Tudor Pro Cycling 'dare to dream' about WorldTour one day: "Step by step we want to reach a higher level"

It is only the second year of Tudor Pro Cycling at the professional level, but the team of owner Fabian Cancellara was already present at the start of numerous WorldTour competitions in 2024. And the former Olympic and World champion is obviously happy about his team's showings so far."It's not like...

"I finished only ten seconds behind Primoz Roglic. This means that he also has difficult moments" - Remco Evenepoel positive after Dauphine's final stage

Remco Evenepoel was very clear pre-race that he wasn't riding for the general classification at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine and so it turned out too, as the Belgian finished 7th overall, 2:25 down on the eventual race winner, Primoz Roglic. Although there was some more time loss for the Soudal -...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 stage 1 - Michael Matthews and Arnaud De Lie among big favourites for hilly day

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

"Quite crazy to be able to win the Dauphine" - Relieved Primoz Roglic survives final stage time loss and heads to Tour de France in winning form

It wasn't easy and it was far from business as usual for Primoz Roglic on the final stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Despite considerable time loss on the final summit finish, the BORA - hansgrohe leader did just enough to hold on. “Looking to myself, it is quite crazy to be able to win the...

Ellen van Dijk out with ankle fracture from training accident: "All my efforts are focused on the Olympics, and this is the last thing you want to happen"

Lidl-Trek's Ellen van Dijk has been involved in a crash in training and suffered a fracture to her right ankle that will require a surgery. Seven weeks ahead of her major season goal, the time trial at the Paris Olympic Games, it is far from the best timing, if there even is such thing as good timin...

"We had to use a lot of teammates for that chase" - Rune Herregodts locks in ZLM Tour GC despite a heavy late crash

Rune Herregodts secured the overall victory in the ZLM Tour despite a fall. While Alexander Salby (Bingoal WB) is the surprising winner of the final stage, Herregodts had other things to worry about. Luckily his team was ready to leave everything on the roads for their leader."It was a day of contra...

Bob Jungels describes racing alongside Primoz Roglic: "It is a privilege to work for him. A great honor"

Bob Jungels is a former winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and a Tour de France stage, but even someone with so much experience can still be impressed by Primoz Roglic. The Slovenian had a worse day on Plateau des Glières, but still managed to hang on to his overall lead by 8 seconds."It is a privilege...

"We wanted a hard race" - Laurens De Plus confirms INEOS were planning to attack in the final stage of Dauphine

At the foot of the last climb of this year's Critérium du Dauphiné, Plateau des Glières, it seemed like race leader Primoz Roglic and his team had everything well under control, but Ineos Grenadiers were not planning to make BORA-hansgrohe's job any easier. Fifth before today's stage, Carlos Rodrígu...

Egan Bernal "keen to go for the overall and finish as high up the ranking as possible" at the 2024 Tour de France

There's still no certainty that we'll see Egan Bernal at the Tour de France this summer, the Colombian reveals. But he also notes that if he does take part, he would like to see if he's got a realistic shot at the general classification, or if it would be wiser to go for stages, or even help another...

"The high mountains await. That's where I feel a little more comfortable" - Cian Uijtdebroeks not really bothered by bad prologue at Tour de Suisse

Not even the super-futuristic time trial helmets by Giro could hide Cian Uijtdebroeks' disappointment after the opening prologue. The 21-year-old crossed the line in an unimpressive 83th place, losing 23 seconds over just 4.7 kilometers-long chrono test.Contrary to how outsiders perceived Uijtdebroe...

VIDEO: Highlights of thrilling final stage of 2024 Criterium du Dauphine as Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson go head to head for race win

The 2024 Criterium du Dauphine came to a thrilling crescendo on stage 8 this Sunday afternoon. Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson went head to head for the Maillot Jaune, with Carlos Rodriguez taking the stage win. With just over 5km to go, Carlos Rodriguez made an attack. Jorgenson was straight on...

Medical Report and withdrawals Criterium du Dauphine 2024 - Final Update: Only 94 riders end brutal race

Throughout the 2024 Criterium du Dauphiné, there will be many riders to withdraw from the race, for several different reasons. We make a list of all riders who leave the race, as well as list out a few of the main crashes that take place during the race. Two riders abandoned during the stage. Q36.5'...

"For me personally, it hasn't been the best race, but I'm happy" - Jai Hindley turns super domestique to help Primoz Roglic take Dauphine victory

Starting the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine with an intriguing triage of attackers in Primoz Roglic, Jai Hindley and Aleksandr Vlasov, BORA - hansgrohe proved their qualities as the Slovenian secured himself the Maillot Jaune, thanks in part to the great support of his two super-domestiques. "For the te...

SD Worx denied Tour of Britain clean sweep in calamitous stage 4 finale but Lotte Kopecky secures overall victory

With wins in each of the first three stages, Team SD Worx - Protime were looking to complete a clean sweep on stage 4 of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women. For all intents and purposes they should have done so too, but a calamitous finale saw Ruby Roseman-Gannon pinch the stage win in Leigh.Heading int...

“This Dauphine will make me improve” - David Gaudu takes optimistic look at disappointing Tour de France warmup

Entering the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, David Gaudu and Groupama - FDJ were hopeful of signalling their Tour de France intentions with a solid crack at the general classification. Sadly for the Frenchman, that wasn't quite how things turned out.On the final stage, Gaudu got himself in the breakaway...

"It’s all starting to sink in" - Derek Gee solidifies career-defining performance to secure podium finish at Criterium du Dauphine 2024

With all the pre-Criterium du Dauphine debate about whether Chris Froome or Michael Woods would get Tour de France leadership for Israel - Premier Tech, Derek Gee has soundly ended the debate with a sensational podium performance at the prestigious French stage race.“I think all week I was nervous,...

"This is a big, beautiful surprise" - Yves Lampaert takes overall lead at Tour de Suisse with expert time-trial demonstration

Just 4.7km, the stage 1 individual time-trial at the 2024 Tour de Suisse was an exciting prospect for a number of riders in the peloton. In the end, it was Soudal - Quick-Step's Yves Lampaert who took the win and as a result, the overall race lead. "This is a big, beautiful surprise," reflected the...

"I felt on the first ascent that Roglic was not having his best day" - Matteo Jorgenson comes within 8 seconds of Paris-Nice/Dauphine double in 2024

Matteo Jorgenson continues to go from strength to strength in his debut season with Team Visma | Lease a Bike. After a thrilling finish to the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the American couldn't quite overturn his deficit to Primoz Roglic, missing out on the Maillot Jaune by just 8 seconds. "I felt on...

Tour de Suisse 2024: Yves Lampaert takes stage 1 ITT with gaps between GC riders kept short

Soudal - Quick-Step's Yves Lampaert has taken the victory on a short and sharp opening stage time-trial at the 2024 Tour de Suisse, moving into the early race lead in the process by three seconds from Stefan Bissegger.Among the early names out the start ramp, there were some impressive times from th...

"Gives us confidence towards the Tour" - Carlos Rodriguez closes Dauphine with confidence-boosting stage win

Carlos Rodriguez will head to the Tour de France full of confidence after the INEOS Grenadiers rider managed to take victory on the final stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, moving up to 4th overall in the process. "We wanted to go for the win and move up on the GC. The plan was to get someone...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine final GC standings: Primoz Roglic holds on in thrilling finale; Matteo Jorgenson & Derek Gee complete podium

In a truly thrilling finale the Maillot Jaune was up for grabs until the very final pedal strokes of the last climb at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. In the end, Primoz Roglic managed to just about hold on to the win ahead of an incredibly impressive Matteo Jorgenson. With just over 5km to go, Carl...

Criterium du Dauphine 2024: Primoz Roglic survives real scare to win Maillot Jaune ahead of Matteo Jorgenson as Carlos Rodriguez takes final stage

Primoz Roglic has survived a real scare on the final stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Despite a time loss on the final stage, as Carlos Rodriguez took the win ahead of Matteo Jorgenson, the Slovenian just about saved his Maillot JauneA strong 11-man group managed to get clear of the peloton...

VIDEO: Primoz Roglic in trouble! Is the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine slipping away on the final climb?

Primoz Roglic is in danger of losing another Maillot Jaune right at the very last. The BORA - hansgrohe leader is in trouble on the very final climb of the race.With just over 5km to go, Rodriguez himself made an attack. Matteo Jorgenson was straight on the back wheel, as was Derek Gee and Santiago...

"They all surpass themselves" - Primoz Roglic's influence on his BORA - hansgrohe teammates cannot be understated says Rolf Aldag

In his first bit of competitive bike riding since being caught up in the Itzulia Basque Country horror crash earlier this year, Primoz Roglic has looked excellent. Taking two stage wins, the Slovenian enters the final stage firmly in the Maillot Jaune at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. With the Crit...

"I see my role being one of the last guys in the mountains" - Joao Almeida fully committed to domestique role at 2024 Tour de France

For the 2024 Tour de France, UAE Team Emirates will send an all-star lineup to support Tadej Pogacar with viable Grand Tour contenders in their own right consigned to domestique duty. One of those superstar support riders will be podium finisher at the 2023 Giro d'Italia, João Almeida.Although as me...

VIDEO: Tadej Pogacar practices uphill attacks in preparation for Tour de France

Can Tadej Pogacar become the first man since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year? With the first of his two objectives already in the bag, the UAE Team Emirates leader is now fully focused on reclaiming the Maillot Jaune when the Tour de France...

Woman who threw a hat at Mathieu van der Poel during Paris-Roubaix asked to either meet three conditions or face a lawsuit

French cycling union has prepared an official lawsuit against the woman that threw a cap at Mathieu van der Poel during Paris-Roubaix. However riders' union UNCP is prepared to drop the case if the woman meets three conditions, including an open apology for her action in the final of Paris-Roubaix. ...

Start Times & Order: 2024 Tour de Suisse stage 1 individual time-trial

The Tour de Suisse begins this Sunday with an interesting day. In Liechtenstein, the race begins with a short and very fast prologue in the capital of Vaduz where the first differences will be created. We now know the start times and order. First man down the start ramp with be Jan Sommer of the Swi...

After impressive Giro d'Italia Simon Geschke granted Tour de France spot in final season as a pro

Now in his final year as a professional bike rider, the 38-year-old German, Simon Geschke is showing no signs of easing into retirement as after an impressive Giro d'Italia, the Cofidis man has been granted a spot in the team's Tour de France lineup for later this month. "Building on his good form a...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 - UAE, Bernal and Skjelmose fight for title; Mark Cavendish faces pure mountain race

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

"I am going to decide what I want my Tour to be this year. Nobody else" - Tom Pidcock keeps his Tour de France goals to himself

Tom Pidcock will not let anyone else tell him what a successful Tour de France will look like this summer. The Olympic mountain bike champion aims to one day win the Tour, but not right now, as the Ineos Grenadiers rider chases multiple goals in other disciplines (mountain bike and cyclocross) as we...

"Maybe me and Carlos Rodriguez will try something" - Laurens De Plus insists INEOS Grenadiers are still in the fight at Criterium du Dauphine

With just one stage to go at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, INEOS Grenadiers have two men sitting firmly in the top-10 of the general classification. With Carlos Rodriguez 5th and Laurens De Plus 7th, can the duo rise up to the podium?“Hopefully I can move up a bit,” the ambitious De Plus insists i...

Prize Money Tour de Suisse 2024 with €130.000 available

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

“Lenny Martinez has done things that David Gaudu has never done" - Are Groupama - FDJ backing the wrong horse for Tour de France?

With Lenny Martinez reportedly on his way out of Groupama - FDJ at the end of the season, with Bahrain - Victorious supposedly set to offer the Frenchman a bumper pay rise. What this means is that, despite being probably the biggest hope in French cycling, Martinez will leave Groupama - FDJ without...

Another blow to Tadej Pogacar's Tour de France team? Pavel Sivakov joins Juan Ayuso in abandoning Criterium du Dauphine

A second of the expected support squad for Tadej Pogacar at the upcoming Tour de France has abandoned the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. After Juan Ayuso left the race ahead of stage 6, Pavel Sivakov has also now departed the Dauphine early on stage 8.Both men were caught up in the mass crash which neu...

"Derek was was never the greatest talent. No one expected what he is showing now" - Israel - Premier Tech DS on Derek Gee's epic Dauphine

This year's Critérium du Dauphiné writes many stories. On one hand we have the resurrection of Primoz Roglic and Giulio Ciccone, on the other there are struggles of Remco Evenepoel and many riders hurt in crashes. But there is also a group of riders who rose much above their level to compete for top...

"I'm ready to give everything" - Primoz Roglic one stage away from Criterium du Dauphine win on return from injury

After back to back stage wins at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Primoz Roglic heads into the 8th and final stage with a lead of just over a minute in the general classification. As has been seen many times in the past however, the Criterium du Dauphine is never over until it's over and with plenty...

"It remains a vexing issue, especially when everyone is healthy" - Alpecin-Deceuninck unsure who will join Philipsen and Van der Poel at Tour de France

The 2024 Tour de France is now just a matter of weeks away. Alpecin-Deceuninck are likely to be one of the protagonists at the upcoming Grand Tour with superstar duo Jasper Philipsen and Mathieu van der Poel. Who will join them remains unclear however. "We mainly want to score in the Tour, which is...

"Wout came out of Norway with a good feeling" - Visma DS upbeat on Van Aert's current level

Team Visma | Lease a Bike have been ravaged with bad luck and injuries so far in 2024. With the Tour de France looming, how the team will look remains unknown. One of those battling hard to fit for the start, is Wout van Aert. The Belgian superstar is currently training hard alongside fellow crash-v...

Sepp Kuss abandons 2024 Criterium du Dauphine ahead of stage 8

Team Visma | Lease a Bike came to the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine with a two-pronged general classification attack. Whilst Matteo Jorgenson has impressed and currently sits 2nd overall, for his compatriot and teammate Sepp Kuss, things have been more of a struggle. After seven stages, the reigning Vu...

Sepp Kuss dreams of winning Tour de France to inspire America: "It is important that there is another clean American Tour winner"

Sepp Kuss won the Vuelta a Espana last year and now he also makes clear that he hopes to compete for the victory at Tour de France one day. Could that opportunity present itself to the American rider this year as the long lost of injuries at Visma | Lease a Bike? We will find out next month, yet wit...

"I understand that people may have doubts, but I don't care" - Remco Evenepoel retains faith in Tour de France challenge despite more Dauphine time loss

Remco Evenepoel didn't have the best day on stage 7 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. The Soudal - Quick-Step leader was dropped with 7km to go on the final climb on stage, dropping from 2nd in the general classification to 6th as a result.“What did I learn today? That there is still work to be don...

Are Team Visma | Lease a Bike going blue for Tour de France? Wout van Aert & Jonas Vingegaard spotted riding blue and yellow bike at altitude

As has become the custom in recent years, Team Visma | Lease a Bike are set to change from their traditional yellow for the Tour de France in attempt to avoid a potential clash with the Maillot Jaune. What that jersey will look like though, remains to bee seen.Much like the fact no one yet knows who...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 8 - Can Primoz Roglic take key victory ahead of Tour de France?

We preview stage 8 of the Criterium du Dauphiné. This is another incredibly day in the Alps which will decide the overall classification. Can Primoz Roglic win the French race before aiming for the Tour de France? Can he win a third stage on a row? We will find out. The Criterium du Dauphiné will co...

"I simply want to win sprints in the coming years. And preferably as much as possible" - Fabio Jakobsen reminds to trust in the process despite disappointing start to the year

The transfer of Fabio Jakobsen from Soudal - Quick-Step to Team dsm-firmenich PostNL was undeniably one of the biggest move of the past winter. Both sides expected a lot from this deal; Jakobsen an undisputed leadership and full support for sprints, the team hoped for a rider who can consistently de...

Casper van Uden strikes for the second time at ZLM Tour: "I am happy to give them another win after their hard work throughout the day"

Easy on paper, but those who follow local Dutch cycling scene closer are well aware a flat course can only mean one thing - never ending day of echelons. And that's precisely what riders get, and even more at the on-going ZLM Tour (2.1). Saturday's stage was one of those days, where peloton spent mo...

David Gaudu feels his form is improving at the Dauphine: "There is still room for improvement, but I’m where I belong given my current form"

In the relatively short, yet very hard queen stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, David Gaudu kept on improving this Saturday. In the climb to Samoëns 1600, the Frenchman managed to follow the best for a long time, and eventually reached the summit in fourteenth position, about two minutes behind the...

Miguel Indurain thinks that even for Tadej Pogacar "doing the Vuelta would be a bit crazy"

The former Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain sees it as difficult for the Slovenian phenomenon Tadej Pogacar to also ride the Vuelta a Espana after having completed two more grand tours earlier that season, while he has no doubt that if the Dane Jonas Vingegaard turns up to the Grande Boucle he will b...

"We will go for the fourth stage too tomorrow” - Lorena Wiebes continues Team SD Worx - Protime's dominance of 2024 Tour of Britain Women on stage 3

After Lotte Kopecky took the win on the opening two days of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women, Team SD Worx - Protime's dominance continued on stage 3, albeit through a different rider, as Lorena Wiebes sprinted to victory in Warrington. “The team did a really good job today. Elena Cecchini and Chantal...

"I have already proven that I can help Mathieu van der Poel" - Gianni Vermeersch boosts Tour de France hopes with victory at Dwars door het Hageland

Taking a thrilling victory on the gravel and cobbles of the edition of 2024 Dwars door het Hageland, Gianni Vermeersch has done his hopes of gaining selection for Alpecin-Deceuninck's Tour de France lineup no harm at all. “I actually had little to no trouble. Only when I had to sprint flat out uphil...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 stage 5 - Can Casper van Uden hattrick on the final stage of the race?

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview the stage ahead. The final stage of t...

PREVIEW | Tour de Suisse 2024 Prologue - Stefan Küng and Bissegger big favourites for wet prologue

The Tour de Suisse begins this Sunday with an interesting day. In Liechenstein, the race begins with a short and very fast prologue in the capital of Vaduz where the first differences will be created. We preview a day where Stefan Küng and Stefan Bissegger will aim for a home win. The Swiss race thi...

"I tried but the last climb was too hard" - Marc Soler lights up stage 7 of Dauphine but is left without reward for his efforts

Although Primoz Roglic might have taken the win on stage 7 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the star of the day had to be UAE Team Emirates' Marc Soler. Part of a very strong early breakaway that also included the likes of Lorenzo Fortunato, Koen Bouwman, Warren Barguil and Guillaume Martin, Soler...

"I’m on the right track for the Tour de France" - Mikel Landa proves stronger than Remco Evenepoel on stage 7 finale of Criterium du Dauphine

Whilst Remco Evenepoel was disappointingly dropped with 7km to go on the summit finish of stage 7 at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Rather than wait for his leader however, Mikel Landa was given the freedom to ride for himself in the closing kilometres.In the end, the Basque rider took 10th place o...

Gianni Vermeersch takes 2024 Dwars door het Hageland victory in feisty finale with Jonas Abrahamsen

Gianni Vermeersch has claimed victory at another thrilling day at the Dwars door het Hageland, taking the 2024 edition ahead of Jonas Abrahamsen and Hartthijs De Vries.Despite an intense pace and numerous riders attempting testy attacks, with 60km to go, the peloton were all together, with Intermarc...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 Tour de Suisse - Mark Cavendish, Tom Pidcock, Egan Bernal, Nairo Quintana and more!

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

"I keep surprising myself" - Matteo Jorgenson up to 2nd overall at the Criterium du Dauphine after another impressive showing on stage 7

After his victory at Paris-Nice earlier in the year, Matteo Jorgenson has kept his hopes of taking the win at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine alive, moving up to 2nd overall on the stage 7 summit finish. “Today everything went well for me,” the American reflected afterwards in a press release on the...

"I'm glad I could stay with the front group" - Derek Gee-C thrives again on stage 7 summit finish to move up to Criterium du Dauphine podium

Derek Gee has continued his breakthrough general classification at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, sticking with the likes of Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson on the stage 7 summit finish to move up in the GC standings to 3rd overall. "That was hard! It was a really hard profile and yeah, the guys...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine stage 7 GC Update: Primoz Roglic extends lead as Remco Evenepoel drops off podium

Stage 7 of the Criterium du Dauphine promised even more excitement than the previous day, with another mountain day where the general classification was sure to come into play. In the end, an early drop off for Remco Evenepoel 7 km from the finish left Primoz Roglic even more of a leader as he took...

"Probably seems easier than actually it was" - Primoz Roglic shows perfect pre-Tour de France form with back to back Dauphine stage wins

For the second day running, Primoz Roglic was the strongest of the general classification challengers at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. On the summit finish of stage 7, the Slovenian took victory to further strengthen his grip on the Maillot Jaune. "It probably seems easier than actually it was. It...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine: Primoz Roglic firmly back to his best with second straight summit stage win

In a thrilling finale to stage 7 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Primoz Roglic has gone back to back with his stage wins to further strengthen his hold on the Maillot Jaune.With a 1st category climb coming in the opening 30 kilometres, a big and strong group got themselves free from the peloton....

VIDEO: Remco Evenepoel dropped with 7km to go on final climb of stage 7 at Criterium du Dauphine 2024

Remco Evenepoel is seeing any hopes of a podium finish at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine fall away on the final climb of stage 7. With 7km still to go, the Belgian has already been dropped.Although the Soudal - Quick-Step leader was admittedly not riding for the general classification in his first r...

Team Jayco AlUla go for Ben O'Connor with Simon Yates set to leave according to latest reports

The decision of Simon Yates' future is one that has been contemplated for a long time within Team Jayco AlUla. According to the latest reports, the Aussie-based outfit have finally made their decision. According to reports by Daniel Benson of GCN, Team Jayco AlUla have decided to part ways with the...

Ilan van Wilder & Tao Geoghegan Hart among abandons as Criterium du Dauphine continues to feel effects of mass crash

The peloton continues to feel the effects of the mass crash on stage 5 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Ahead of stage 7, a number more riders have sadly been forced to abandon. Among those out of racing is Soudal - Quick-Step's Ilan van Wilder. "Due to the consequences of the injuries sustained i...

“To be honest, I just switched off from cycling" - Oscar Onley opens up on mental struggles after three collarbone breaks in 8 months

Seen as one of the big prospects of the Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL squad, 21-year-old Brit Oscar Onley has seen his development and progression stunted by a string of bad luck over the last year, including three collarbone breaks in the last eight months. Whilst the physical pain was obviously a stru...

"It was a big disappointment... We all felt that the best was yet to come" - Cian Uijtdebroeks determined to put Giro behind him as Visma confirm strong Tour de Suisse team

Holding the White Jersey for Best Young Rider and sitting in the top-5 of the general classification, a potential podium looked on the cards for Cian Uijtdebroeks at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. Sadly, those hopes were ended prematurely as the Belgian was struck down by a badly timed illness. "It was a b...

"In weight, for example, Remco is not yet at Tour level now" - Work to do for Evenepoel according to Patrick Lefevere

Remco Evenepoel was very obvious about his ambitions ahead of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. After taking the Maillot Jaune with a thunderous time-trial performance however, it seemed like the Belgian had merely been playing mind games. After losing the race lead to Primoz Roglic on the summit fini...

CONFIRMED: Tour de Suisse queen stage cut because of bad weather

Earlier this week, Tour de Suisse organization announced that the intended special prize #RideForGino Nufenen Pass cannot be ridden due to advert weather conditions (snow on top of the mountain pass).The organizing party presented two options for an alternative route, of which one was very intimidat...

"I told Mikel Landa that he could go" - Remco Evenepoel struggles but limits losses on difficult Dauphine day

Remco Evenepoel crashed yesterday at the Criterium du Dauphiné, however he didn't complain about the shoulder injuries. Nevertheless, the Belgian admitted that he did not feel his best today on the summit finish the Collet d'Allevard, and has lost the yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic. "It was difficul...

Primoz Roglic drops Remco Evenepoel to win and lead at Criterium du Dauphine: "I finally won a race, it took a while"

Primoz Roglic left the Collet d'Allevard an happy man today. He had won the time-trial at the Itzulia Basque Country but did not celebrate on the bike (and crashed out a few days later). Today, at the Criterium du Dauphiné, he finally took his first road stage win of the season and it was with an im...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 7 - Primoz Roglic's most important Tour de France test; Remco Evenepoel still dreaming of yellow jersey

The queen stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné? Stage 7 of the French race is an incredibly hard stage with an incredibly hard summit finish at Samoëns 2000. Primoz Roglic has now taken over the race lead and will have a key day in the yellow jersey. I term this the queen stage. By all means, a stage...

Documentary about Biniam Girmay's path to the top of cycling of world will drop during opening weekend of Tour de France

On June 30, the documentary This is my moment about Biniam Girmay can be viewed at the EO. The documentary shows how Girmay has done everything he can to succeed at the international top cycling since he was seventeen. The documentary provides an insight into the life of the now 24-year-old Eritrean...

Jasper Philipsen's agent confirms the Belgian still doesn't have a contract for 2025: "We have some clear ideas but until now nothing has been signed"

Milano-Sanremo champion Jasper Philipsen has not yet signed a contract extension at Alpecin-Deceuninck, despite reports claiming the deal is on the table. His agent Alex Carera informs that there are still details to finetune before the proposed four-year deal can be officially signed.Over the last...

"Roglic won and I did my best. I felt very good, so I can be happy with that" - Giulio Ciccone impresses with runner-up result in first Dauphine mountain stage

Giulio Ciccone was the surprising number two of the sixth stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné. The Lidl-Trek climber was only worse to BORA - hansgrohe's Primoz Roglic, who had more energy in his legs for the final sprint.In the run-up to the final climb of Le Collet d'Allevard, it was Ciccone who ad...

"It’s a satisfying feeling to have done important work for Primoz" - Aleksandr Vlasov completes 1-3 for Bora in Dauphiné

After crash-mared stage 5 of Critérium du Dauphiné, everyone was curious how will the GC battle play out on the slopes of Le Collet d'Allevard on Friday. BORA - hansgrohe held multiple trumphs in their hands, as seemingly only Primoz Roglic hit the deck on Thursday.However the Slovenian answered all...

INTERVIEW: Lotte Kopecky stars again on stage 2 of 2024 Tour of Britain Women as resurgent Anna Henderson has to settle for 2nd

For the second successive day, Lotte Kopecky proved the strongest of the field at the 2024 Tour of Britain Women. After the agonizingly close way stage 1 ended, the world champion was allowed to celebrate this time too, as she powered to victory ahead of Anna Henderson in a two-up sprint for the sta...

Matteo Jorgenson's dream of being first American winning the Dauphine in 10 years remains alive: "I tried to follow Roglic as long as possible"

Matteo Jorgenson is a very consistent rider and has been Team Visma | Lease a Bike's main weapon this year - mostly as he's been one of the very few who escaped big injuries or illnesses. That run continues today as he managed to keep his podium position safe at the Criterium du Dauphiné. “I felt go...

"I’ve never been in this position before" - Derek Gee shocks and drops Evenepoel on Dauphine summit finish

Derek Gee broke through the screens and the hearts of many cycling fans last year at the Giro d'Italia, failing to win a stage but finishing second on four different occasions, all of them through breakaways. The Canadian is on the form of his life and after winning a stage at the Criterium du Dauph...

PREVIEW | Dwars door het Hageland 2024 - Uno-X and Alpecin battle in the cobbles; Kasper Asgreen and Cyclocross leaders as big danger

On the 8th of June takes place one of Belgium's most popular classics. Ahead of the national championships the explosive Dwars door het Hageland will provide an opportunity for many to test their form. We preview the race ahead. The 177-kilometer race is perfect for chaos. In northern Belgium the or...

Official startlist Dwars door Het Hageland 2024 - Cyclocross starts join Kaden Groves and Kasper Asgreen

On the 8th of June takes place one of Belgium's most popular classics. Ahead of the national championships the explosive Dwars door het Hageland will provide an opportunity for many to test their form. We take a look at the startlist. The final startlist includes riders such as: Rasmus Tiller, Jonas...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 stage 4 - Rune Herregodts must defend lead in tricky cobbled stage

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview the stage ahead. If there is a day to...

Maxim van Gils wins GP des Kantons Aargau ahead of Alberto Bettiol

Whilst most of the attention today is at the Criterium du Dauphiné today, with Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel headlining the race; the World Tour peloton was competing elsewhere. Ahead of the Tour de Suisse, many climbers and classics riders tackled the GP des Kantons Aargau and 2024 breakthrough...

Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 6 Update - Primoz Roglic the new yellow jersey; Remco Evenepoel and Matteo Jorgenson follow

Stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphiné 2024 promised a lot of excitement in the fight for the general classification: first high mountain stage and after the fifth day was suspended due to a massive crash in the peloton. As expected, the favorites had their chance. In the end, Primoz Roglic managed to...

Criterium du Dauphine: Primoz Roglic wins thrilling stage 6 and takes over race lead as Remco Evenepoel cracks

Stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphiné gave way to a very exciting summit finish. As Remco Evenepoel struggled, Primoz Roglic stormed into a brilliant victory at Le Collet d'Allevard, to take over the yellow jersey as well. The first day in the mountains was always going to be an important one, but sp...

VIDEO: Breakaway takes wrong turn at Criterium du Dauphine and loses a minute to the peloton

The Criterium du Dauphiné is definitely being an unusual race. Only minutes after two of the breakaway riders crashed on a descent during stage 6, the rest of the breakaway has taken a wrong turn after the race organizers ahead were oblivious to the correct direction. The incident occurred with 30 k...

2024 Tour de Suisse Race Center - TV, Startlist, Profile, Prize Money and Previews

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists.In this article you...

TV Guide - Where and when to watch Tour de Suisse 2024

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Quotes: Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic and Tao Geoghegan Hart before first mountain stage of the Criterium du Dauphine

Stage 5 of the Criterium du Dauphiné was a chaotic one, ending with a mass crash on wet roads. The French race saw many of it's main GC contenders crashing on the day - Juan Ayuso even abandoned the race - and so riders such as Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic and Tao Geoghegan Hart have shared words...

After brutal crash, Juan Ayuso abandons Criterium du Dauphine not to jeopardize Tour de France

Although they won the Giro d'Italia as the first of their objectives for Tadej Pogacar's potential double, UAE Team Emirates is aware of their status as favorites for a Tour de France that is undeniably the Emirati team's ultimate aspiration this season. Decisions such as the one just taken with Jua...

Bora DS admits they underestimated Primoz Roglic's arrival: "We weren't really aware of what it means to have ridden for another team for eight years"

With second place on stage 2 and another podium in Wednesday's time trial, Primoz Roglic seems to have finally found his good old legs at Critérium du Dauphiné. Just in time ahead of the Tour de France.It has taken some time for Roglic and BORA - hansgrohe to figure things out - something the team a...

"They were going faster on the ground than us on the bike, it was incredible" - Valentin Madouas describes how the Dauphine roads turned into an ice rink

Valentin Madouas gave his testimony on the spectacular fall which brought large part of the peloton to the ground during the fifth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. While Madouas got away lightly, that was not the case for his Groupama - FDJ teammate Rémy Rochas, who had to leave the race in an am...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 GP des Kantons Aargau - Marc Hirschi, Michael Matthews and Richard Carapaz spearhead Swiss classic

We've got a lot of racing in Switzerland coming up. One of the most exciting days of racing will be at the one-day race: GP des Kantons Aargau. The hilly race provides an opportunity for climbers and classics specialists on the 7th of June. We take a look into the startlist. The final startlist incl...

Unharmed on stage 5, Carlos Rodriguez looks forward to first real mountain test of Dauphine: "Luckily I don't have any major bruises"

Luckily for INEOS Grenadiers, their leader Carlos Rodriguez was not among the major victims of Thursday's stage 5 mass crash. That means that with many of his opponents licking their wounds, the Spaniard could recover some time in the general classification and maybe even go for a second GC win in a...

Movistar Team confirms Enric Mas, Nairo Quintana, Einer Rubio and Pelayo Sanchez for the Tour de Suisse

Movistar Team has unveiled its seven for Tour de Suisse and confirmed what we were looking forward to see and that will probably happen again in the Vuelta a Espana: first race together for Nairo Quintana and Enric Mas.The Mallorcan, who will be the leader of the telephone team at the Tour de France...

Tom Dumoulin evaluates possible nomination of Olav Kooij for Tour de France: "I think they will only take Kooij if it is really doubtful in what form Vingegaard will enter the Tour"

Visma | Lease a Bike already had a difficult selection puzzle heading into the Tour de France, and that puzzle did not become any easier on Thursday afternoon when another two riders from projected lineup crashed hard. Steven Kruijswijk and Dylan van Baarle abandoned Critérium du Dauphiné with fract...

Visma | Lease a Bike restructuralize at the end of this season with five members of the management staff

From 1 October, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's sports management will consist of five members, each with their own areas of expertise and responsibility. Led by CEO Richard Plugge, the team will continue building on the foundations that have led to many successes in recent years.CEO Richard Plugge says...

"Gino’s death has changed how I race" - Pello Bilbao returns to the tragic events of last year's Tour de Suisse

There was a special bond between Pello Bilbao and Gino Mäder. Which is why it was even harded for the Spaniard to accept the tragic loss of his friend at the 2023 Tour de Suisse. Bahrain - Victorious, followed by many other teams, subsequently withdrew from the race, but Pello already had to set his...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 6 - Mountain stage to test Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic after mass crash

Stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphiné is a crucial day for the overall classification. We preview the day after the likes of Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic and Juan Ayuso have crashed. Whilst the stage isn't the hardest of the three remaining mountain stages, it will be a test for those who have fall...

Toon Aerts considers switching full-time to gravel: "The question is of course whether you can build a professional career with it"

Toon Aerts is back with a vengeance. The 30-year-old rider was already in a very good shape in the last three cyclocrosses of 2023/24 season, but Aerts also showed great things after that. He won a highly regarded gravel Gran Fondo in Limburg, which leaves him wanting more, even thinkint about a swi...

"There were guys who were in much worse shape" - Remco Evenepoel confirms that he escaped Dauphine crash injury-free

Remco Evenepoel escaped unscathed during the fifth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. The yellow jersey wearer was involved in the massive crash, and it immediately seemed like he would be heading straight back to the hospital. But luckily it seems that the Belgian took more of a mental blow and th...

"We have bikes so perfected that as soon as there are some weather problems or worse roads, we see crashes" - ASO director on Dauphine crash

Thierry Gouvenou, the technical director of the ASO races, delivered a few words after this 5th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. A tough day for the peloton which suffered a big fall around 20 kilometers from the finish. Around fifty riders were involved in this fall. The race direction made the...

VIDEO: Spectators catch first-hand footage of dramatic Criterium du Dauphine crash that took out Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic

The more you see it the more dramatic it gets. Today's stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné was marked by a very hard crash involving dozens of riders, which gave flashbacks of the Itzulia Basque Country incident. As always, fan footage reveals how violent the crash was. The incident took place in a s...

Is the Tour de France in danger for Primoz Roglic after the fall in Dauphiné? "I fell on the operated shoulder, I'll have to take a look at it"

Primoz Roglic has been involved in the massive fall of the fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné along with other favorites of the race as Remco Evenepoel and Juan Ayuso. The Slovenian was suffering from shoulder pain in an image offered by Eurosport during the transmission and after the stage he...

"The consequences for the riders are serious" - Roglic's DS Rolf Aldag laments massive Criterium du Dauphine crash

BORA - hansgrohe are not having the best of luck with Primoz Roglic this year. After crashing out of Itzulia Basque Country whilst leading the race, the German team has now seen it's leader fall once again only weeks away from the Tour de France. This was Roglic's second crash in three days at the C...

Laurens ten Dam and Thomas Dekker arrested for 'indecent behavior' in the USA ahead of Unbound Gravel

The latest cycling adventure of ex-pros Laurens ten Dam and Thomas Dekker went anything but smoothly. During a training ride for last week's Unbound Gravel in the Kansas, United States, the two were arrested for 'indecent behavior' while eating their lunch.About 24 hours after Dekker arrived in the...

Dauphine crash puts Remco Evenepoel at risk of abandoning race and Tour de France: "My shoulder is bleeding"

It was Itzulia Basque Country all over again. Remco Evenepoel, two months after a high-speed crash at the Basque race, returned to competition at the Criterium du Dauphiné and, the day after winning the time-trial and putting on the yellow jersey, has been involved in a crash that puts his Tour de F...

UAE Team Emirates leader Joao Almeida and Adam Yates return to action at Tour de Suisse

Both Joao Almeida and Adam Yates will have something to prove at Tour de Suisse after a forgettable spring. The Portuguese was struggling with illness and only finished 9th in Catalunya and 11th at Paris-Nice. On the other hand Yates entered spring strongly with Tour of Oman victory, but a concussio...

Promising Israeli cyclist Guy Timor killed by a reckless driver during training

Guy Timor (21), one of Israel's most promising cycling talents, tragically lost his life after being hit by a car. Reports indicate that Timor, who was riding his bike on a road about 60 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, was the victim of a reckless driver. Timor was a member of the Israeli national tea...

Visma - Lease A Bike boss Richard Plugge furious after Dauphine crash: "Would this happen in F1?"

Visma | Lease a Bike team manager Richard Plugge has expressed his dissatisfaction on social media about the safety measurements of the organization of the Critérium du Dauphiné after a massive crash saw the fifth stage neutralized with many riders badly wounded."Would this happen in F1? Or would th...

Jonas Vingegaard's Tour team takes a massive blow as Dylan van Baarle and Steven Kruijswijk are both ruled out with fractures at Dauphine

We have wondered whether Visma | Lease a Bike would repeat their dream 2023 campaign but as the old saying goes; hardest fall is from the greatest heights. The team continues to fall even deeper into despair than what seemed like a rock-bottom when Visma lost Jonas Vingegaard and Wout Van Aert for m...

Despite hard crash, Juan Ayuso should be fit to start stage 6 of Dauphine: "Juan fell hard on his hip, elbow and ankle, but didn't break anything"

Stage 5 of Critérium du Dauphiné was marked by the mass crash of nearly half of the peloton, including some of the big names of the peloton in France. UAE Team Emirates seemed to be, along with Visma | Lease a Bike among the most involved teams, with all but one rider hitting the deck. Luckily, the...

Movistar Team's team for Tour de France 2024: No more excuses for Enric Mas

The time has come for Enric Mas to give a blow on the table. We have known the preliminary list of Movistar Team for the Tour de France 2024 and there is no doubt that the Spanish team will put all their eggs on the back of the Majorcan climber. And it's his turn to prove that he deserves the confid...

"You're never confident, but I knew that I was one of the fastest of the group" - Lotte Kopecky opens 2024 Tour of Britain Women with thrilling sprint win

For the first time in nearly two years, the Women's Tour of Britain returned in 2024 with an opening stage this Thursday in North Wales. Taking victory in a thrilling finale, Team SD Worx - Protime's Lotte Kopecky powered her way to a narrow sprint win ahead of Letizia Paternoster. Heading into the...

PREVIEW | GP des Kantons Aargau 2024 - Thibau Nys, Michael Matthews and Marc Hirschi main favourites for hilly classic

We've got a lot of racing in Switzerland coming up. One of the most exciting days of racing will be at the one-day race: GP des Kantons Aargau. The hilly race provides an opportunity for climbers and classics specialists on the 7th of June. We preview the race ahead.  The 175-kilometer race starts a...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 stage 3 - Can Russia's monster sprinter Gleb Syritsa take first European win?

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview stage 3.Stage 3 is not too different...

"You can also imagine that Remco would immediately be scared" - Patrick Lefevere reacts to brutal Criterium du Dauphine crash and Evenepoel

Soudal - Quick-Step were enjoying their day in the yellow jersey at the Criterium du Dauphiné, trying to save as much energy as possible before entering the mountains but things didn't go as planned. Remco Evenepoel, race leader, was one of the three riders of the team that has crashed and Patrick L...

CONFIRMED: Egan Bernal and Tom Pidcock lead INEOS Grenadiers at Tour de Suisse in preparation for Tour de France

Currently at the Criterium du Dauphiné, most of the Tour de France contenders are following the traditional preparation towards the Tour de France. INEOS Grenadiers have Carlos Rodríguez in the race that is being affected by the weather, and at the Tour de Suisse they will back up Egan Bernal and To...

Nightmare for Visma continues! Two more Tour de France names injured after massive Criterium du Dauphine crash

Bad luck has seemingly no end for Team Visma | Lease a Bike this year. Throughout the whole spring it's leaders have been affected by illnesses and injuries and that continues at the Criterium du Dauphiné. Dylan van Baarle and Steven Kruijswijk, two riders that are set to be key domestiques for the...

VIDEO: Neutralized stage in the Critérium du Dauphiné after a brutal crash involving Evenepoel, Ayuso and Roglic!

Massive crash in the final straight of the fifth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné that caused the neutralization of the stage and involved Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic and Juan Ayuso among many other riders.The worst part, once again for Visma - Lease a Bike, which saw Steven Kruijswijk having t...

Remco Evenepoel hopes to enjoy the calm day in yellow at Dauphine: "The aim is to get through the day well and to spare myself as much as possible"

Remco Evenepoel tricked everyone into thinking that he wouldn't ride for the victory at Critérium du Dauphiné to then completely smash the competition with a stellar performance against the clock. But his opponents won't allow the Soudal - Quick-Step to take any extra time for free and Evenepoel kno...

Bahrain - Victorious will chase the #rideforGino prize at Tour de Suisse: "It would be meaningful if one of our riders could win it"

The upcoming Tour de Suisse will be an emotional edition for Team Bahrain - Victorious. Following the tragic loss Gino Mäder one year ago during his home race, the team will be super-motivated to leave every bit of energy on the roads to pay tribute to their friend.With Wout Poels and Damiano Caruso...

"Within half an hour, that whole building was shaking" - Niki Terpstra says that not all riders hold celibacy at Tour de France

Niki Terpstra was racing the 200-mile adventure Unbound Gravel in Kansas last week, but he also found time to hold his podcast Speed on Wheels. In it, the Dutchman answers any and all questions. Yes, all. Terpstra, who has ridden the Tour de France eight times, didn't even try to dodge the s-word bu...

Red Bull continues to build a brutal team: Aleksandr Vlasov renews with BORA - hansgrohe

Russian cyclist Aleksandr Vlasov has renewed his contract with the BORA - hansgrohe team, consolidating a collaboration that has proved fruitful for both parties. At 27 years old, Vlasov has proven to be a key player in the German squad, standing out as one of the most promising riders in the intern...

VIDEO: Wout van Aert sprint training in the mountains together with Jonas Vingegaard and Christophe Laporte

It is only a 15-second video but, riding around the Alps, a rider managed to find himself riding together with Jonas Vingegaard, Wout van Aert and Christophe Laporte. The Team Visma | Lease a Bike riders are getting ready for the Tour de France and it is possible to see them at work. Pro Mountain Bi...

BREAKING: Tour de Suisse queen stage might turn into a 30-kilometer mountain sprint

The Tour de Suisse 2024 promises one of its hardest editions in recent history with total of five consecutive mountain finishes. The pride of organizers was the sixth stage from Locarno to Blatten, crossing the special prize and highest point on the route - the Nufenen Pass. However adverse weather...

Rune Herregodts powers to time trial victory at ZLM Tour while Tim van Dijke continues a great season

The traditional Dutch stage race ZLM Tour has returned for its 35th iteration in 2024. It might have slipped many fans' attention as the race dropped from 2.Pro to 2.1 category, perhaps losing some of its gloss. However that didn't prevent big battle in the opening 14.7 km time trial, as with only f...

Fabio Jakobsen doesn't let failed Giro get in his head and aims for Tour de France: "He quickly turned the switch himself"

After a failed Giro d'Italia, Fabio Jakobsen wants to bounce back in the upcoming Tour de France. The Team dsm-firmenich PostNL rider didn't come even close to a stage success in Italy - something that was even painful to watch at times. But it seems like the 27-year-old is in better mood again, ful...

"I expect we will see great things from him!" - Lidl-Trek DS excited about Giulio Ciccone's comeback

Giulio Ciccone had once again big plans for 2024, but they fell apart when the 29-year-old developed an annoying seat injury, preventing him from competing until the late April. Just a month later, he's already kicking strong at Critérium du Dauphiné with two fourth place in uphill sprints. Thus the...

Will Belgium go for Remco Evenepoel or Wout van Aert in Zurich? "I think a little more for Remco" - thinks Serge Pauwels

National coach Sven Vanthourenhout and assistant Serge Pauwels have visited Zurich in recent days. The largest Swiss city should provide for a challenging World Championships course at the end of September. Reportedly one for climbers. But what do the Belgian coaches think about it?"It's quite diffi...

UCI Rider Rankings Update | Tadej Pogacar remains 1st; Marc Hirschi climbs up Top10; Biniam Girmay takes massive leap

There hasn't been too much racing over the past week, but a few World Tour teams, classics specialists and sprinters have been out and about conquering UCI points. Biniam Girmay has been the most successful point hunter of the week, winning the Circuit Franco-Belge and arriving among the first at th...

"I stayed on the bike so that's quite the improvement from yesterday" - Primoz Roglic upbeat despite time loss to Evenepoel in Dauphine time-trial

Primoz Roglic showed some good signs in the individual time-trial on stage 4 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Finishing third on the stage, the BORA - hansgrohe leader has now moved up to 2nd in the general classification as a result. "I'm happy! I stayed on the bike so that's quite the improvemen...

"I surprise myself with this" - Remco Evenepoel sparkles in Criterium du Dauphine time-trial

There were some questions about Remco Evenepoel's level heading into the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, with the Belgian returning to action for the first time since a crash earlier in the year. In the stage 4 individual time-trial however, Evenepoel put those concerns firmly to bed. “It went better th...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 5 - Remco Evenepoel's first day in yellow jersey one for the sprinters

The Criterium du Dauphiné has had it's first key stage and in the time-trial, Remco Evenepoel took control of the race. His first day in the race lead should be a relatively calm one as it features the last opportunity for the sprinters. We preview stage 5. The final opportunity of the race for the...

VIDEO: Peter Sagan stars in Slovakian beer ad, accompanied by famous ABBA melody

Ever wondered what is Peter Sagan up to now that he's not bound by professional duties and with Olympic dream shattered?Apparently, regular TV followers in Slovakia will be seeing the three-time world champion's face over and over as Sagan stars in a new ad for local beer brand 'Zlatý Bažant'. With...

"I assume that everything will still be put on Primoz, but I am now on the longlist" - latest Champs-Elysees winner Jordi Meeus could return to Tour

While it was formally stated at the start of the season that BORA - hansgrohe would not take a sprinter to the Tour de France, throwing all resources into Primoz Roglic's mountain train, the German team now seems to be opening the door again. Fast man Jordi Meeus has been put on the longlist again.M...

"I would have liked to do a bit better" - Bruno Armiral close to a top 5 in Dauphine time trial

Former French champion against the clock Bruno Armiral had a good result in mind for Critérium du Dauphiné time trial and in that regard, the Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale rider can look back at his eighth place with certain level of satisfaction in a press release by his team."I was aiming for a top 5...

"The time trial doesn’t lie and he is extremely disappointed” - David Gaudu collapses out of GC contention at the Dauphine with over four minute ITT time loss

Although David Gaudu has never been regarded as an expert in the individual time-trial, the Frenchman's performance on stage 4 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine was still markedly poor.Clocking the 54th fastest time, Gaudu ended the day losing a grand total of 4:07 to the eventual stage winner, Remc...

"That was grim" - In first ITT since knee break Joshua Tarling takes 2nd behind Remco Evenepoel at Criterium du Dauphine

Despite a massively impressive effort on the stage 4 individual time-trial at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, INEOS Grenadiers' European champion Joshua Tarling was forced to settle for second behind Remco Evenepoel."That was grim. It felt slow," assessed the 20-year-old Welshman in his post-stage i...

"This is good progress" - Tao Geoghegan Hart can feel top form returning after solid Criterium du Dauphine time-trial

With the first Grand Tour of his time at Lidl-Trek looming large, Tao Geoghegan Hart could be coming into form at just the right time. On the stage 4 individual time-trial at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the former Giro d'Italia winner showed some of his best legs of the season so far. "You can o...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 stage 2 - Gerben Thijssen big favourite for sprint stage

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview stage 2. The first set bunch sprint o...

"The jersey helps when you don't have your pacing quite right" - Derek Gee fights valiantly on Criterium du Dauphine ITT but must give up Maillot Jaune

After taking the Maillot Jaune at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine with a sensational stage 3 victory, Derek Gee fought with all his might to keep a hold on the race lead in the stage 4 individual time-trial but eventually had to pass on the lead to Remco Evenepoel.Despite losing the Maillot Jaune, Ge...

"These big shoulders will have a hard time in the mountains but I'll do my best" - Matteo Jorgenson stays in GC contention at the Dauphine with solid ITT

Proving himself the strongest of Team Visma | Lease a Bike's dual pronged general classification challenge at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Matteo Jorgenson sits 3rd overall after the stage 4 individual time-trial. "I suffered enormously and did my utmost," Jorgenson told In de Leiderstrui, among...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine stage 4 GC Update: Remco Evenepoel powers into the Maillot Jaune

The feeling was, that the stage 4 individual time-trial would prove as the first general classification test at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine and a chance to see the pre-Tour de France level of the likes of Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic. In terms of Evenepoel most notably, things look good.Powe...

Remco Evenepoel sends out Tour de France warning and takes race lead at Criterium du Dauphine with thunderous ITT

Soudal - Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel was playing down his ambitions and his level heading into the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. In the stage 4 time-trial however, the Belgian looked back to his best as he powered to the stage win and moved into the race lead in the process, sending out a Tour de Fra...

Chinese investors interested in purchasing license of Astana Qazaqstan Team

After a tricky start to the year, the Astana Qazaqstan Team are reportedly set to be bought out of their license by some Chinese investors, with the intention of doubling the team's budget in the process. Could it be the end to Astana in the peloton?Having been in the professional peloton since all...

"Remco's first serious test" - Patrick Lefevere keeping close eye on Evenepoel's Criterium du Dauphine time-trial

Having been quiet in his first three days of his return at the Criterium du Dauphine, there will be no hiding for Remco Evenepoel on the stage 4 individual time-trial.Soudal - Quick-Step team boss Patrick Lefevere has flown out to France to watch the action for himself and keep a close eye on how hi...

“That crash could have been career-ending for a lot of people" - Chris Froome admits he's 'lucky' to still be in the peloton

It's no secret that Chris Froome is nowhere the kind of level he had when he was winning seven Grand Tours in seven years between 2011-2018. The Brit isn't getting himself too down about that though, instead opting to focus on how lucky he is to be still in the professional peloton. “I stop myself f...

Start Times & Order 2024 Criterium du Dauphine stage 4 ITT

The 2024 Criterium du Dauphine's fourth stage will be crucial to the classification as a whole. On the race's first time trial, the yellow jersey is expected to change hands once more. We now know the start times and order in which the riders will go down the start ramp. First to get going will be 2...

Lifeplus Wahoo rider hit by a car during training: "This is incredibly hard to accept. It just should never have happened"

The 21-year-old Brit cyclist Kate Richardson was hit by a car on her training just ahead of the Tour of Britain Women. The continental team Lifeplus Wahoo rider suffered a fractured scapula a multiple bruises. The driver fleed the scene."Yesterday morning I was hit by a car from behind whilst out on...

Profile & Route Dwars door het Hageland 2024

On the 8th of June takes place one of Belgium's most popular classics. Ahead of the national championships the explosive Dwars door het Hageland will provide an opportunity for many to test their form. We take a look into the profile. The 177-kilometer race is perfect for chaos. In northern Belgium...

Profile & Route GP des Kantons Aargau 2024

We've got a lot of racing in Switzerland coming up. One of the most exciting days of racing will be at the one-day race: GP des Kantons Aargau. The hilly race provides an opportunity for climbers and classics specialists on the 7th of June. We take a look at it's profile. The 175-kilometer race star...

UCI Team Rankings Update | UAE Team Emirates remains firm in the lead as Uno-X scores big in classics week

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team was the only team to really benefit from a week where there hasn't been too much racing, taking several wins. UAE Team Emirates' lead has grown even further, continuing 2024's trend. Not too many points have been attributed over the past week, with the first position change ta...

Nathan van Hooydonck on van Aert: "I think Wout does want to go to the Tour, but I wonder if it's the right choice"

Up until last year, Nathan van Hooydonck was Wout van Aert's right-hand men, and they also worked towards Team Visma | Lease a Bike's extensive success at the Tour de France. The Dutch team faced plenty problems this year with injuries, but van Hooydonck believes this will ultimately lead van Aert t...

Chris Harper abandons Criterium du Dauphine as stage 3 injuries threaten Tour de France preparation

Stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphiné was a day with a few crashes, with Primoz Roglic hitting the deck. Among others, perhaps the worst affected rider was Team Jayco AlUla's Chris Harper, who hit the deck and is not starting the race today due to the injuries he has sustained. "Following his crash i...

Is Joshua Tarling going to win Dauphine time-trial? "I am certainly not a favorite. I think Remco is in better shape"

Last year Joshua Tarling beat Remco Evenepoel to win the Chrono des Nations. The European Champion has had incredible success at 19 years of age and had an impressive spring. However, a small injury has hampered him before the Criterium du Dauphiné and he believes that he may not be at the level to...

"44 days after his accident was able to ride his Specialized again" - Lennard Kämna begins to make steps towards returning to the peloton

There were many goals lying ahead for Lennard Kämna in 2024 but the plans took a large hit at the beginning of April. A dangerous car incident in the training caused the BORA - hansgrohe rider multiple injuries, nearly ending not just his season. But the professionals are tough guy and two months la...

Remco Evenepoel eyes time-trial victory at Dauphine but recognizes rivals: "Tarling and Roglic are in shape"

This Wednesday will see a very important day for the GC riders at the Criterium du Dauphiné. Before hitting the mountains, the big contenders for the yellow jersey will go face-to-face on a hilly 34-kilometer time-trial that will certainly open things up significantly ahead of the mountains. Remco E...

"Perhaps the Tour of Norway came a little too early for him" - Visma temper expectations as Wout van Aert joins Jonas Vingegaard at altitude

After a nasty crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen ended his spring prematurely, Wout van Aert returned to racing last month at the Tour of Norway. Growing into the race, signs were mostly positive for the Belgian and he has now stepped up his recovery with a trip to altitude alongside teammate and fellow...

No Tour de France for Julian Alaphilippe says Patrick Lefevere: "Last chance to win at the Olympic Games, and in his own country. Why deprive him of that opportunity?

After a stunning return to form at the recent Giro d'Italia, where he took home a stage win and the Most Combative Rider award, many were calling for Julian Alaphilippe to make the Soudal - Quick-Step lineup for the 2024 Tour de France. According to Patrick Lefevere however, that won't be happening....

“Adam Yates is my right-hand man, while Ayuso and Almeida will be like luxury domestiques" Tadej Pogacar confirms UAE Team Emirates Tour de France lineup

Whilst Tadej Pogacar was obliterating the field at the Giro d'Italia, arguably his three main rivals for the 2024 Tour de France were all recovering from a nasty crash at the Itzulia Basque Country. Ahead of the upcoming Tour, Pogacar has now confirmed what well expected. A blockbuster UAE Team Emir...

"I just missed the road" - Primoz Roglic escapes crash relatively unscathed at Criterium du Dauphine 2024

In just his third race day back at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Primoz Roglic was again caught up in a crash early on in the stage. Thankfully, the damage wasn't too bad and eventually the BORA - hansgrohe leader crossed the line in 10th."It was just a hard start and then yeah, I just missed the...

"I wanted to participate at the end, but I had a flat" - Remco Evenepoel again absent from stage finale at the Criterium du Dauphine

Although pre-race Remco Evenepoel was very clear that his goals for the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine did not include a general classification challenge, the Belgian's quietness over the opening stage continued on stage 3. “I had a good day,” said the Belgian champion in his post-stage 3 interview, hav...

Jonas Vingegaard and doping accusations; feud at INEOS between Tom Pidcock and Carlos Rodríguez - New details emerge over 2023 Tour de France Netflix series

Tour de France: Unchained is coming out this weekend and the tension builds up towards the second season of the Netflix show that shows the behind-the-scenes of several 2023 Tour de France teams. New details have emerged regarding what to expect from the eight-episode series. From what we know alrea...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 4 - Evenepoel vs Roglic vs Ayuso vs Tarling on 34-kilometer time-trial

Stage 4 of the Criterium du Dauphiné will be a very important day for the overall classification. The yellow jersey is likely to change hands once again on the sole time-trial of the race, and we preview a day where Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel will be among the favourites, but will be far from...

"I got cramps, starting in the calf and ending in muscles I didn’t know existed" - Joris Nieuwenhuis encounters the cruel face of Unbound

Just like every year, the American Unbound Gravel wrote many stories. The mix of forgotten American roads, brutal gravel sectors, scorching sun and absolute fatigue at the end of the 200 miles race makes for an unforgettable experience. But also a painful one as Joris Nieuwenhuis found out the hard...

"If you want a team that rides completely for you, Demi should indeed just leave" - Dutch commentator believes Demi Vollering needs to mature as a rider

While her victory-less spring has been quickly overwritten with a winning-streak in Spain, Demi Vollering still must have the failure at Classics somewhere in the back of her mind. With three stage races to her name in May, Vollering can view the upcoming months with some more optimism. After all, i...

Movistar team leader set to strengthen Arkea - B&B Hotels on a three-year deal

Alex Aranburu missed most of the spring campaign in 2024 due to collarbone fracture suffered at Trofeo Pollença - Port d'Andratx. But that didn't stop the versatile Spaniard for too long. His return at Itzulia Basque Country with third and twice fifth in a stage was not far from impressive.The 28-ye...

Team Visma | Lease a Bike Women welcomes 30 years old neo-pro in surprise mid-season transfer

Team Visma | Lease a Bike Women has signed Femke de Vries. The 30-year-old from joins the WorldTour team with immediate effect, stepping up from the Continental team GT Krush Rebellease where she spent the last two and a half seasons. It appears to have been De Vries' latest exploits at Tour de Femi...

"I have an attractive team with a good image, a team that generates visibility" - Lotto Dstny boss not afraid of potentially losing co-sponsor Dstny

It is still not clear whether Dstny will remain as co-sponsor of Lotto Dstny next year or another company takes up their spot in the Belgian team's name. However, Stéphane Heulot, CEO of the UCI ProTeam, is not worried about the team's future.Heulot does not want to get ahead of himself yet. "I am n...

Team Visma boss calls for UCI to take action in safety issues: "Aigle now has the greatest responsibility to really work on safety"

Visma | Lease a Bike had a disastrous spring with injuries striking across the board. Their big stars Jonas Vingegaard and Wout Van Aert were taken out in Itzulia Basque Country and Dwars door Vlaanderen crashes respectively, while their shadow leaders Sepp Kuss, Christophe Laporte and Dylan van Baa...

"Derek Gee was simply stronger than me" - No excuses for Romain Gregoire after near miss on Criterium du Dauphine stage 3

For a moment, it looked for all the world that Romain Gregoire was about to take the win on stage 3 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. In the end though, victory went to Derek Gee, with Gregoire having to settle for second place. With just 2.5km to go, the breakaway was eventually caught. Though the...

"I see a touch of Oscar Freire in Jonas Vingegaard" - Visma DS compares Tour de France champion to legendary Spanish world champion

Jonas Vingegaard is the talk of the cycling world at the moment. Will the Dane make it to the start line of the 2024 Tour de France? That remains to be seen but one man who has been up close and personal with the Dane's recovery is Team Visma | Lease a Bike sports director, Frans Maassen, with the D...

"With Matteo among the top ten and Sepp right behind them we speak of a good day" - Visma head into Dauphine ITT full of optimism

Three stages down and it's all gone relatively to plan for Team Visma | Lease a Bike at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Heading into the stage 4 individual time-trial, Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss are still very much in the fight for the Maillot Jaune. On stage 3, Derek Gee took the stage win and...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 - Gerben Thijssen and Max Kanter look to take 4 bunch sprints to fight for GC

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview the race ahead. The race starts off w...

PREVIEW | ZLM Tour 2024 stage 1 - Visma's Tim van Dijke main favourite for key time-trial

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We preview the stage ahead. The race starts off...

Profiles & Route ZLM Tour 2024

The ZLM Tour takes place from the 5th to 9th of June this year. The Dutch race has become a popular preparation race ahead of the Tour de France as it features plenty opportunities for the sprinters to fight for and take victories ahead of a big goal. We take a look at it's profiles. The race starts...

OFFICIAL: UCI rule four year doping suspension for Robert Stannard

Just a week or so after Miguel Angel Lopez was slapped with a four-year doping suspension, the UCI have ruled with a firm fist once again, this time in the case of former Alpecin-Deceuninck rider, Robert Stannard, who was riding for Mitchelton-Scott at the time of the transgression."The Tribunal fou...

"After all this time and all the problems I've had, being here fighting for the victory is really important" - Giulio Ciccone upbeat after bright start to Dauphine

For Giulio Ciccone, the start of the 2024 season was something of a nightmare. The Italian is beginning to pick up form though, as showcased by his performance in the opening three stages of the Criterium du Dauphine, just in time for the Tour de France. “It was a bit of a strange ending because the...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine stage 3 GC Update: Derek Gee into Maillot Jaune as Primoz Roglic drops off podium

Stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine offered another uphill finale in the fight for the general classification. Magnus Cort Nielsen started the day in the yellow jersey, followed by Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson, but that's not how things ended. Although the breakaway held the lead for much of...

"I've come second enough times" - Derek Gee takes first European win and moves into overall lead at 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

Ever since he burst onto the scene at the 2023 Giro d'Italia, Derek Gee has come close time and time again to a first European win. On the 3rd stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the Canadian's hard work was finally rewarded. With 2.5km to go the breakaway were finally reeled in. There was stil...

Derek Gee refuses to be denied in thrilling finish to stage 3 of 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

So often the bridesmaid, Derek Gee has sprinted to victory in the uphill finale to stage 3 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, refusing to be denied in a thrilling finish.There was some early drama before the cameras even started rolling on stage as Primoz Roglic got himself caught up in an early cra...

VIDEO: Chris Harper left bloodied after crash on stage 3 of Criterium du Dauphine 2024

In his first race back since dramatically crashing out of the Tour of the Alps, Team Jayco AlUla's general classification hope at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Chris Harper has again been involved in a crash.As the road reached a narrow pinch point over a small, brick-built bridge the Australian w...

"The eighth place in the team is still open" - Ide Schelling hoping to secure spot alongside Mark Cavendish at Tour de France with impressive Dauphine

Mark Cavendish will embark on the final Tour de France of his career later this month, making one final attempt at taking a history-making 35th Tour de France stage win and going clear of the great Eddy Merckx in the process.A spot alongside the Manx Missile in his final Tour de France is a much sou...

"Jonas Vingegaard is the favourite for the Tour de France” insists UAE's Joxean Matxin

Many would consider Tadej Pogacar the hot favourite to get the third Maillot Jaune of his career at the upcoming Tour de France. According to the Slovenian's UAE Team Emirates boss Joxean Matxin however, that status remains with Jonas Vingegaard.Whether or not the two-time, back-to-back Tour de Fran...

Former Chelsea & Real Madrid player Eden Hazard climbs Mont Ventoux in Intermache - Wanty jersey

Having retired from professional football after an injury-hit spell with Real Madrid, could Chelsea legend Eden Hazard have a future career on two wheels? The 33-year-old Belgian is still clearly in a reasonably good shape despite his retirement as the 2014-15 Premier League Player of the Season rec...

ANALYSIS: Will Movistar Team take Oier Lazkano to the Tour de France or will he be "punished" like Carlos Verona?

At the Criterium du Dauphine, Movistar Team is looking for great results with Oier Lazkano to come out of the race prolonging his good form. Looking ahead to the Tour de France, doubts arise as to whether or not the Spanish team will finally decide to take their national champion to the race. Will a...

"They complement each other" - Tom Pidcock adds extra mountain bike race just week before Tour de France

Tom Pidcock is seen by the INEOS Grenadiers as a potential long term answer to their search for a new Grand Tour challenger. Ahead of his return to the Tour de France later this summer however, the Brit will continue his multi discipline riding with an added Mountain Bike race."I'm also doing Crans...

Primoz Roglic caught up in early crash on stage 3 of Criterium du Dauphine 2024

The riders are underway on stage 3 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine and one of the pre race favourites, Primoz Roglic has already been involved in an incident.Roglic, who finished 2nd on stage 2 behind Magnus Cort Nielsen on Monday, was brought down to the French tarmac relatively early on stage 3....

Tadej Pogacar wanted to dye hair pink for Giro d'Italia finale in Rome: “But there was no more time"

As the 2024 Giro d'Italia went on, Tadej Pogacar was becoming more and more pink. For the finale in Rome, the Slovenian even nearly went one step further, colouring his hair in pink.Having started in the traditional UAE Team Emirates jersey, Pogacar took the Maglia Rosa with his stage 2 success. Ove...

"Just here to ride the best possible Dauphine" - Bart Lemmen insists Visma aren't bothered by Tour fe France uncertainty

With the 2024 Tour de France just weeks away, we still don't really have any idea how Team Visma | Lease a Bike will lineup. Is Jonas Vingegaard going to recovered in time? Will Wout van Aert join the team? There are many unanswered questions.For the Team Visma | Lease a Bike riders currently compet...

"Complete fabrication. We're good mates" - Chris Froome opens up on rumours of rivalry with Michael Woods

On Monday morning, L'Equipe reported the news that Chris Froome's Tour de France selection had been ordered by Israel - Premier Tech sponsors. What's more, they also reported on an in-team feud ongoing between Froome and Michael Woods. According to this report, the reason Froome was omitted from the...

"We Colombians are really very supportive of each other" - Daniel Martinez recalls recieving key help from Nairo Quintana at Giro d'Italia

In the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2024, with the finish at Passo Brocon, there was a detail that did not go unnoticed by Colombian cycling fans. Nairo Quintana, with all his goodwill, gave some gels to Daniel Martinez, who had run out of refreshments. An episode that the BORA - hansgrohe leader...

Antonio Tiberi departs Criterium du Dauphine after just two stages citing Giro d'Italia fatigue

They say that you come out of a Grand Tour in one of two ways. Either in the form of your life or with absolutely nothing left in your legs. Sadly for Antonio Tiberi post-Giro d'Italia, it seems to be the latter. The Italian finished 5th overall at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, taking home the White Jerse...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 3

aThe Criterium du Dauphiné is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9...

"Jonas Vingegaard will decide for himself whether or not he will go to the Tour de France" according to Merijn Zeeman

Arguably the biggest topic of the minds of cycling fans across the world currently, is whether or not Jonas Vingegaard will be at the start line of the 2024 Tour de France in Florence to defend his two successive Maillot Jaune victories. The Dane is currently training hard at altitude in Tignes, but...

"If you don't shoot, you don't score!" - Primoz Roglic tests his legs but must settle for second on stage 2 of Criterium du Dauphine 2024

In the first real test of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine and the first challenge for Primoz Roglic since returning from his crash at the Itzulia Basque Country, the Slovenian looked impressive, taking second place on the day."If you don't shoot, you don't score!" Roglic reflects in his typical fashi...

Oscar Onley back from third collarbone fracture at Tour de Suisse: "We'll be taking it day by day with him"

Oscar Onley will resume competition in the Tour de Suisse. The Brit broke his collarbone during Amstel Gold Race, something that had already happened to him twice in the eight months before. Let's hope Onley's misfortune came to an end and he'll be able to enjoy racing at the highest level once agai...

Red Bull and BORA - hansgrohe partnership to be officially presented three days before Tour de France

Rebranded German WorldTour squad Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe will be officially launched on the week in run-up to the Tour de France, the team confirmed this week.The addition of Red Bull was confirmed for the BORA - hansgrohe squad earlier this season, with the announcement that a new U23 team would fo...

"When I came back, I just wanted hang on as long as possible" - Greg Van Avermaet 7th in his Unbound debut despite two punctures

Greg Van Avermaet made his debut in the Unbound Gravel 200 on Saturday, racing to seventh place, 4:47 behind winner Lachlan Morton (former pro with EF Education-EasyPost). The retired WorldTour road star had mixed feelings after making the lead group only to puncture and have to chase back on twice....

Ellen van Dijk will only complete three more races before her big goal - Olympic time trial

Ellen van Dijk will go for gold in the Olympic Games time trial in Paris on July 27. In the run-up to her big goal, she will compete in just three more races. The Lidl-Trek rider said this in Wegkletsen podcast.Van Dijk is currently mainly training for her next race: the National Time Trial Champion...

"I’m hoping that my shape will continue to grow" - Warren Barguil safely in the bunch in first mountain test of Dauphine

The second day of racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné headed to the hills on Monday, with the final 20 kilometres of the stage taking on two categorised climbs and a drag uphill to the line. Team dsm-firmenich PostNL's Warren Barguil approached the stage as a test of his legs after training camp and...

"I'm going to do everything I can to keep it" - Mathis Le Berre determined to defend the polka dot jersey through the rest of Dauphine

Two days of back-to-back breakaway action for the fidgety Mathis Le Berre brought along a well-deserved reward for the young Frenchman in form of the polka dot jersey.After Sunday, it was Mark Donovan leading the King of Mountains classification, but the Brit didn't make an effort to jump into the b...

VIDEO: Rogue cat almost wipes out riders at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

Stage 2 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine gave the general classification riders their first true test of the race with a punchy stage finish eventually won by Magnus Cort Nielsen, who prevailed over Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson in the mist and fog at the finish line.A little earlier however,...

VIDEO: Highlights of thrilling and foggy stage 2 at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine as Magnus Cort takes victory and Primoz Roglic impresses

The general classification riders faced their first true test of the race on Stage 2 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. Ultimately, Magnus Cort Nielsen prevailed over Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson, stepping out through the mist and fog at the finish line.It was a truly thrilling finale however,...

"I did not want to get fully involved in the sprint" - Remco Evenepoel takes no risks on stage 2 of Criterium du Dauphine 2024

In a thrilling finale to stage 2 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Soudal - Quick-Step leader Remco Evenepoel was notable by his absence as Magnus Cort Nielsen sprinted to victory ahead of Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson. "I did not want to get fully involved in the sprint because Cort and Rogli...

"My legs are there, so I'm going to try again" - Brilliant Bruno Armirail has heart broken in foggy finale to stage 2 of Criterium du Dauphine

Having attacked early on to form the breakaway of the day on stage 2 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the brilliant Bruno Armirail lasted all he way until the final 200 metres before he finally caught by the remainder of the peloton."It came down to 200 metres, maybe 150! So it's obviously a big d...

"I didn’t have the best start of the season, I struggled a little bit" - Magnus Cort Nielsen makes emphatic return to form with Dauphine stage win

For the first time since moving to Uno-X Mobility, Magnus Cort Nielsen added a victory to his palmares on stage 2 of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, triumphing ahead of Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson on the punchy finale. “It’s amazing. It’s a very big race here in the Dauphiné,” said the deligh...

Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 2 GC Update: Magnus Cort into race lead, Primoz Roglic & Matteo Jorgenson onto podium

Stage 2 of the Criterium du Dauphine 2024 saw the first real test of the race for the GC riders. In the end, it was Magnus Cort Nielsen who emerged through the fog and mist at the finish line to take the victory ahead of Primoz Roglic and Matteo Jorgenson.Thus, the Uno-X Mobility rider is the new le...

"I think I did a good sprint but I'm not really suited to that stuff" - Matteo Jorgenson 3rd in first real test of 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

In the first real test of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's Matteo Jorgenson bagged himself an impressive third place. Showing some strong signs in the early stages of this week-long Tour de France warmup."That was good!" the American reflects afterwards in his post-stage i...

Magnus Cort Nielsen victorious in thrilling finale to stage 2 of Criterium du Dauphine 2024; Primoz Roglic takes second

The brilliant Bruno Armirail has had his heartbroken in a thrilling finale to stage 2 at the Criterium du Dauphine as Frenchman's breakaway escapades were ended with just 200m to go as Magnus Cort Nielsen took the win. Five men got themselves into the day's breakaway. Bruno Armirail (Decathlon AG2R...

VIDEO: Philippe Gilbert joins Tadej Pogacar for Tour de France recon on World Bicycle Day

With the 3rd of June marking World Bicycle Day for 2024, anyone and everyone are likely to be out on their bikes for a training ride or just a casual spin of the pedals. Included among those out on the bike though, was the recent Giro d'Italia winner, Tadej Pogacar. Being joined by Belgian Classics...

"Why shouldn't I try to win this Criterium du Dauphine?” - Juan Ayuso bullish despite recent illness

With one stage down at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, there is still everything to play for in the general classification. One of those very hopeful of securing victory and the Maillot Jaune in the process, is UAE Team Emirates' leader Juan Ayuso. “The training camp went very well,” Ayuso reflected...

"The competition will be superior to that of the Giro" - Decathlon AG2R boss insists Tadej Pogacar won't have it all his own way at the Tour de France

After securing himself the first Maglia Rosa of his career at the 2024 Giro d'Italia by just short of ten minutes from his nearest challenger, Tadej Pogacar will switch his attention to the Tour de France at the end of this month as he attempts to become the first man since Marco Pantani to complete...

Cian Uijtdebroeks reportedly set for racing return at Tour de Suisse

After his impressive 2024 Giro d'Italia campaign was brought to a premature end by a bout of illness, Cian Uijtdebroeks is reportedly set for a return to racing at the upcoming Tour de Suisse.If this news, first reported by Het Nieuwsblad, turns out to be true, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's talented B...

Tadej Pogacar vs Jonas Vingegaard - Who will win a third Tour de France?

The duel between Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard in the Tour de France is destined to be one of the best in the history of cycling and one of the best in the history of sport. Only 25 and 27 years old respectively, it is likely that in the end we will talk about the two of them like we talk about...

Remco Evenepoel keeps his ambitions hidden ahead of Tour de France: "We will know what the final result will be on 21 July"

Remco Evenepoel is making his Tour de France debut this summer. Naturally, this is a hotly anticipated moment for cycling fans who have been for years waiting for this to happen. However it leads to incredible amounts of pressure and attention, and the Soudal - Quick-Step is keen on keeping his thou...

Jonas Vingegaard misses Olympic Games selection - Mads Pedersen and Mattias Skjelmose hunt gold medal

Denmark has released it's list of riders for the Paris Olympic Games. Following the Tour de France, the races in Paris will give the riders a chance to conquer Olympic medals and fight for one of the most prestigious races in the calendar. But Jonas Vingegaard will not make the trip. This has been c...

UPDATE: Chris Froome denies rumours of certain Tour de France selection

After being ruled out in 2023, Chris Froome is almost certainly making a return to the Tour de France this summer. Israel - Premier Tech are in the process of deciding their '8' for the biggest pro race in the world and the four-time winner should make the trip to Florence in the end of June. This i...

"I could have been a bit more aggressive in the finale and I'll probably regret that later" - Hugo Page is not fully satisfied with third place in opening stage of Dauphine

Intermaché - Wanty lineup for Critérium du Dauphiné won't strike you as the most star-filled, but it can certainly punch above its weight. The team's sprinter Hugo Page went as an example to his teammates in the opening stage in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule and arrived third in the bunch sprint, short...

"It is still difficult to estimate where I stand against the top riders" - Marijn van den Berg hopes for Tour de France nomination

After more than successful spring Marijn van den Berg sat down to put together his next plans for 2024. Marijn's nearest plans are to race GP Aargau (June 7) and Tour de Suisse (June 9-16) before the National championships. But the main deal should come in July, when the 24-year-old hopes to make a...

“Doping has been around since the beginning of time, but these are not the same products they use now” - French ex-pro sensationally accuses Tadej Pogacar

Given cycling's somewhat murky past in regards to doping, there will always be those who question when a rider begins to dominate. Tadej Pogacar, after his comprehensive victory at the Giro d'Italia is now coming under fire from those doubters.“I saw them in the passes that I also climbed. It's amaz...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 2 - Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic big favourites for uphill sprint stage

The Criterium du Dauphine is this year a brutal race with five summit finishes. The first of which comes on stage 2. We preview the first climbing race day of Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel since their crash two months ago at Itzulia Basque Country. The second stage of the race is short and has a...

"I’ve never seen anything like it" - Jonas Vingegaard 'gaining confidence' with every day says coach monitoring his recovery

A short while ago, it seemed impossible that Jonas Vingegaard would be fit enough to defend his Tour de France Maillot Jaune later this summer. With the Grand Tour now just weeks away however, there is growing confidence within the Dane according to the coach in charge of his recovery. “What impress...

“It is impossible to replace Jonas" - Sepp Kuss unsure he could compete for victory at Tour de France if Vingegaard doesn't make it

Whether or not Jonas Vingegaard will return to defend his Tour de France crown later this summer remains up in the air. If not, the most likely man to lead Team Visma | Lease a Bike is surely the Vuelta a Espana champion Sepp Kuss. Speaking ahead of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, where in Vingegaar...

"I haven't even informed my team and yet Paret-Peintre's transfer is already in the newspaper” - Patrick Lefevere embarrassed by transfer leak

In the last few years, Soudal - Quick-Step have been making a concerted effort to adapt their whole role roster in order to better support Remco Evenepoel in his quest for Grand Tour victories. The latest acquisition in this move seems to be the signing of Valentin Paret-Peintre.This news was broken...

"The Giro has changed the market situation for Julian Alaphilippe" - Patrick Lefevere hoping for clear the air talks with former world champion

Patrick Lefevere and Julian Alaphilippe. It's been a tricky relationship over recent years as through injuries and loss of confidence, the former world champion has struggled for form and Lefevere has publicly lambasted his rider via the press. With Alaphilippe in his contract year at Soudal - Quick...

Geraint Thomas explains final Giro stage controversy: "I don't understand modern cycling anymore"

Geraint Thomas had a strong Giro d'Italia, riding into a second consecutive podium in three weeks where he experienced difficult days and crashes. In the final day of the race he was looking to have a slow and relaxed day on the bike before the final circuit in Rome, and was annoyed by UAE Team Emir...

"Doing nothing, just waiting for others to crack before you... No" - Romain Bardet admits he's done riding GC at Grand Tours

With Romain Bardet now having 16 Grand Tours in his legs, the latest of which saw him finish 9th at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, the Frenchman has revealed he is now completely done riding for general classification in the three-week races. “The UAE train really crushed me on the last mountain stage, I r...

“I don’t think anything special about Tadej Pogacar’s performance" - Marc Madiot unsurprised by dominant Giro d'Italia

Taking victory by just a touch short of ten minutes, Tadej Pogacar was a dominant and comprehensive winner at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. In the days since, seemingly the whole cycling world has weighed in with an opinion on the all-conquering UAE Team Emirates leader.Groupama - FDJ boss Marc Madiot had...

"I wouldn't have kept my legs still if I had sprinted for the win" - Kaden Groves passed on the line by Biniam Girmay for second place

The streak of podium results without a victory doesn't seem to come to an end for Kaden Groves who adds another 'bronze' at Sunday's Brussels Cycling Classic. Not only was the front group unable to close its gap to solo leader, the Australian was also passed by another rider on the line.Groves was a...

"I want to have this or better form at the Tour" - Biniam Girmay ends his spring racing block with second place at Brussels Cycling Classic

Biniam Girmay was the fastest sprinter at the Brussels Cycling Classic on Sunday, but it was only enough for a second place. The thinned out peloton in which Girmay rode was surprised by Jonas Abrahamsen's late attack. The Eritrean's focus will now shift toward his second Tour de France appearance,...

"It was a goal before the start to get in a jersey" - Mark Donovan's breakaway effort at Dauphine rewarded with KoM jersey

For Mark Donovan's Q36.5 Pro Cycling it was a slight surprise already when the team was just invited for Critérium du Dauphiné. For a Swiss team only makes sense the 'A-team' will head to their national race - Tour de Suisse. That didn't stop the 25-year-old Brit from going for the KOM jersey in the...

A stage to Primoz Roglic's taste, will he win on Col de la Loge? His team is "looking forward to what's coming next"

The opening of Critérium du Dauphiné around Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule didn't bring much drama. The rainy day ended with a bunch sprint in which the biggest favourite Mads Pedersen didn't find anyone able to match his speed. Nothing for the GC-focused BORA - hansgrohe which put protecting Primoz Rogl...

"It was only in the last 300 meters that I started to believe that I could win" - Jonas Abrahamsen lands first profesional victory at Brussels Cycling Classic

It's taken a while, but the 28-year-old Jonas Abrahamsen can finally call himself a professional race winner after Brussels Cycling Classic. And has he something to be proud of. When Abrahamsen underwent a transformation from skinny puncheur to robust rouleur, it was a big gamble with no guarantee t...

“It's cool not to have to train anymore" - Primoz Roglic makes long-awaited return with quiet opening day at the Dauphine

Primoz Roglic was back in the peloton on Sunday afternoon as the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine got underway in France. A quiet day with little to no general classification action, the Slovenian safely navigated without incident. “It's cool not to have to train anymore and to be out and about, to race...

"I just didn't have good legs today" - Sam Bennett settles for second in opening sprint of 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

Sprint opportunities are few and far between at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. As such, there was extra pressure on Sam Bennett in the opening stage sprint. Despite a solid showing, it was eventually second place for the Irishman behind Mads Pedersen. "The guys did a fantastic job," Bennett, who re...

"Rest assured, discussions also exist on our side" - Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team refute claims Valentin Paret-Peintre has signed for Soudal - Quick-Step

One of the stars of the 2024 Giro d'Italia, Valentin Paret-Peintre is in his contract year at Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team. As such, rumours are floating that the Frenchman is on his way to support Remco Evenepoel at Soudal - Quick-Step.According to Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team's Julien Jurdie...

"He’s a good guy and I think he’s good to work with" - Jai Hindley excited to back riding alongside Primoz Roglic at Criterium du Dauphine

With Primoz Roglic back in the peloton for the first time since crashing out at the Itzulia Basque Country, the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine proves something as pre-Tour de France tester for BORA - hansgrohe.One of those alongside Roglic at the Dauphine is former Giro d'Italia winner, Jai Hindley, who...

"Aim was to keep our leaders Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss well in front and we succeeded" - Job done for Visma on Dauphine's opening stage

With little to no general classification ramifications on the opening day of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's leadership duo Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss were kept safely away from any potential drama. “I am satisfied that we all crossed the line safely,” the younger of...

"He knows what he's doing and so do we" - Remco Evenepoel quiet but safe on opening stage of Criterium du Dauphine 2024

One of the few opportunities for the sprinters at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, the opening stage was a relatively relaxed and quiet one for Soudal - Quick-Step leader Remco Evenepoel, with staying safe the most optimal objective. “That is an agreement we made, not only with Remco, but with the en...

"I race to win, so that's nice" - Mads Pedersen shows strong pre-Tour de France form with sprint win at Criterium du Dauphine

In his return to racing for the first time since Paris-Roubaix, Lidl-Trek superstar Mads Pedersen powered to victory on the opening stage of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, showing some strong pre-Tour de France form."I like races in France, from big to small. It's always well-organised and fun raci...

Mads Pedersen powers to sprint win on stage 1 of 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

One of the very few sprint opportunities at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, Mads Pedersen has taken full advantage to secure a powerful victory ahead of Sam Bennett on the opening stage.With just two riders getting up the road and forming a breakaway, the duo of Mathis Le Berre (Arkéa - B&B Hotels)...

"I'm very proud to represent this nation" - Sean Quinn shows off new American National Champion's jersey at Criterium du Dauphine

After claiming victory at the American National Championships last month, EF Education-EasyPost's Sean Quinn gets the chance to show off his new jersey alongside the likes of Primoz Roglic, Remco Evenepoel and Sepp Kuss at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine. A radical, stars and stripes inspired design,...

Jonas Abrahamsen holds on for solo breakaway win at Brussels Cycling Classic 2024

Uno-X Mobility's Jonas Abrahamsen has claimed victory at the 2024 Brussels Cycling Classic. The Norwegian held off the frantic chase of the peloton to take a brilliant solo win.Heading into the final 50km, six riders were out in front of the peloton, but with the margin just 44 seconds, the likeliho...

“If Jonas Vingegaard is there, we’ll be 100% for GC. If he’s not, we will have to look at different scenarios" - Matteo Jorgenson honest about Visma Tour de France plans

With the 2024 Tour de France now just weeks away, we still have no idea how the Team Visma | Lease a Bike lineup will look. Will Jonas Vingegaard be present? And if he is, will the Dane be able to challenge for the Maillot Jaune? One man who is likely to be at the start line of the Grand Depart in F...

"We all have the same problem: Tadej Pogacar" - Primoz Roglic in good shape but all Itzulia crash victims at risk of Pogacar's wrath say BORA - hansgrohe

When the proposal of Tadej Pogacar vs Jonas Vingegaard vs Primoz Roglic vs Remco Evenepoel was first circulated for this summer's Tour de France, the prospect was mouthwatering for cycling fans. In one crash at the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year however, three of the big-4 saw their Maillo...

Soudal - Quick-Step's main goal for opening stage of Dauphiné is to stay out of trouble: "Main thing today is to stay safe and save energy for the upcoming stages"

The opening stage of Critérium du Dauphiné is one of the opportunities for sprinters in the race with a finish on a local circuit in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule. Soudal - Quick-Step's lineup based around Remco Evenepoel and Mikel Landa, lacks a designated sprinter and thus the main job will be to stay...

"I'm really looking forward to meeting him at the Tour" - Remco Evenepoel will try to stop Tadej Pogacar's Giro-Tour double attempt

Tadej Pogacar's phenomenal surge at Giro d'Italia didn't pass the eyes of his opponents. The 10-minute margin over the rest of the field looks terrifying, but it's also a challenge for Remco Evenepoel who is curious how he'll compare against the Slovenian in a month.The Belgian spoke about it in a m...

"It is nice to ride for a team that wants to win always and everywhere" - Tim Wellens ready to fully give in for Juan Ayuso at Dauphiné

UAE Team Emirates build their Tour de France around Tadej Pogacar - as much is clear. But the 8-man lineup is loaded with riders who could become leaders themselves in case there's an unexpected turn of events. Juan Ayuso is one of these 'shadow leaders'. The Spaniard definitely has what's needed to...

New French GC star in the making? Junior star Paul Seixas climbs like a pro to win prestigious Pays du Vaud and Classique Alpes

Junior cycling fans are already well familiar with the name Paul Seixas. The 17-year-old climber from Lyon already made waves in the peloton during his first season in the junior category, but it's only now in his second year that he's fully showing what he might capable of.Seixas already made a str...

Movistar Team must renew Pelayo Sanchez now to avoid another case like Lazkano or Jorgenson

The Giro d'Italia 2024 was a litmus test for a Movistar Team that was in a very delicate situation in the UCI Ranking. However, the telephone team managed to complete a very remarkable Corsa Rosa, getting a lot of points thanks to its four main riders: Einer Rubio, Nairo Quintana, Pelayo Sanchez and...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 stage 1 - Sam Bennett and Mads Pedersen favourites for first yellow jersey of the race

The Criterium du Dauphiné starts this Sunday with a stage that could well end in a bunch sprint. We preview stage 1, the best opportunity for the sprinters all week in a day where Sam Bennett and Mads Pedersen are the big favourites. The race starts off in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, which hosts the...

PREVIEW | Criterium du Dauphine 2024 - Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic and most Tour de France contenders face off in key race

The Criterium du Dauphiné is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

"We're going to stick to road racing guys" - Matej Mohoric DNFs Unbound Gravel but promises to return for a re-match

Matej Mohoric was the main star at the start of Unbound Gravel. And deservedly so, as he sported the rainbow stripes he earned himself at the 2023 Gravel World Championship in Veneto. Equipped with Merida's latest gravel model and two Bahrain - Victorious teammates Matevz Govekar and Lukasz Wisniows...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine - Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel, but no Jonas Vingegaard

The Criterium du Dauphiné is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

"I was the only one who was not feeling well at all, who was constantly struggling" - Tom Dumoulin opens up on his struggling at Jumbo-Visma one more time

We already knew that Tom Dumoulin had a tough time physically and mentally during his time at Jumbo-Visma, but everytime he returns to the topic, more and more dark details of his suffering are revealed.And that was no different in his interview with Mezza magazine. "I buried my head in the sand whe...

Remco Evenepoel remains modest about his goals for Tour de France: "If you can follow Tadej for a day, it feels like a victory"

It was already after last year's disappointment at Vuelta a Espana, where he and everyone else got steamrolled by yellow-black train, that Remco Evenepoel set his eyes on the 2024 Tour de France as 'the' race. However Itzulia Basque Country changed the situation and forced a restart of the preparati...

Ivo Oliveira suffered hand fracture at Boucles de la Mayenne and might miss the Olympic Games: "It was a huge disappointment"

Ivo Oliveira crashed during the last stage of the Boucles de la Mayenne 2024, but still managed to complete the race. However subsequent tests revealed a fracture of the metacarpus of his right hand, a problem that will see him forced to undergo surgery. The Portguese will be treated near his home,...

Guillaume Martin carries the Olympic flame as a leader of the collective cycling relay: "It was a great moment"

Guillaume Martin carried the Olympic flame to Mont-Saint-Michel this Friday, May 31. The Cofidis climber started the collective cycling relay organized by the French cycling federation. 8th in the Tour de France in 2021, Guillaume Martin is a local figure just like Daniel Mangeas, the voice of the T...

Week after his three wins at Giro d'Italia, Tim Merlier is also victorious on gravel in Denmark

Tim Merlier was back on his bike less than a week after his very successful Giro d’Italia, picking up where he left off in Rome. Victorious in three stages at the Corsa Rosa, Merlier lined up to Denmark's Gravel Challenge Blaavandshuk on Saturday morning along with his teammate and good friend Bert...

Driver who killed Magnus White last July pleads not guilty: "This plea is a direct insult to Magnus’s memory"

Nearly a year passed since the tragic events from Boulder, Colorado. Last July, the 17-year-old Magnus White, who was training for MTB World Championships, was run over by a car on a designated bike route in broad daylight. Yeva Smilianska, 23, was charged last December with Felony of Vehicular Homi...

Jose De Cauwer applauds Antonio Tiberi's progress: "He races very attractively and dares to attack"

In his first years among pros, Antonio Tiberi didn't make himself a good name. But he was offered shelter at Bahrain - Victorious. Steadily working to develop his gift from the cycling gods, he's beginning to write a new chapter in his career - one of a talented GC rider. Even if the burdens of past...

Jurgen Van den Broeck thinks Dauphiné will provide answers about Remco Evenepoel's Tour chances: "I always thought: the feeling at Dauphiné must at least be good"

It's been fourteen long years since last Belgian stood on the final podium of Tour de France in Paris and nearly 50 years since Lucien Van Impe's last triumph in 1976. While Van Impe probably won't find his successor in 2024, Jurgen Van den Broeck could see another compatriot finally crack the top 3...

"It's been a long time since we've seen him at this level" - Remco Evenepoel admits he'd like Julian Alaphilippe alongside him at the Tour de France

With Remco Evenepoel mounting a Maillot Jaune charge for the first time in his career at the upcoming Tour de France, the team around the Belgian could be key. As such, Evenepoel himself is pressing for the resurgent Julian Alaphilippe to join him at the Grand Depart in Florence. "His Giro was excep...

"I'm getting old, so my leg speed is a bit slower" - Alexander Kristoff's resurgence continues with fourth win in four weeks

Turning 37 in just over a month, Alexander Kristoff should, by all accounts, be entering the twilight of his career. In recent weeks however, the experienced Norwegian has sparked back into life with a victorious resurgence. After recent one-day wins at Elfstedenronde Brugge and the Antwerp Port Epi...

Alexander Kristoff secures second win in as many race days at Heistse Pijl 2024

Uno-X Mobility's Alexander Kristoff has prevailed in a frantic finale to the 2024 Heistse Pijl, edging out Casper van Uden and Amaury Capiot, who complete the podium.With five men getting themselves into the early breakaway, at one point the quintet managed to build up a relatively large advantage o...

Discover the startlist for ZLM Tour 2024: Sprint showdown over five days in the Netherlands

From the 5th of June until the 9th of June, the 2024 ZLM Tour takes place and whilst the World Tour is packed at this time of year, opportunities will come in a race that is sprinter friendly.The startlist for this year's edition of the race includes: Davide Ballerini, Max Kanter, Jakub Mareczko, Ar...

“All the pressure will be on UAE Team Emirates" at the Tour de France says Remco Evenepoel

Ahead of his return to racing at the Criterium du Dauphine following his involvement in the nasty crash at the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year, Remco Evenepoel cast an eye towards his upcoming Tour de France debut.Seen by many experts and analysts as one of the few riders in the peloton who...

After missing out on Giro top-10 Lorenzo Fortunato quickly returns to action and leads Astana at Criterium du Dauphine

Having spent the majority of the 2024 Giro d'Italia firmly entrenched into the top-10, Lorenzo Fortunato eventually suffered a disappointing third week and end up in 12th. Wasting no time in putting that disappointment behind him, the Italian is straight back into action.With the Criterium du Dauphi...

"He will certainly learn more in the coming week" - Jose De Cauwer urges Remco Evenepoel to take it easy on injury return at the Dauphine

For the first time in his career, Remco Evenepoel takes on the Criterium du Dauphine next week as a precursor to his Tour de France debut later in the month. Having just returned from injury though, this may not be the time to take risks."I think it is especially important for Remco that he does not...

"If you cannot beat that rider individually, you have to try as a team" - Why strength in depth could be BORA - hansgrohe's biggest strength

Ahead of the 2024 Tour de France, teams from across the peloton are set to be fine-tuning their lineups and testing things out at the Criterium du Dauphine next week. With arguably the strongest team at the week-long stage race, BORA - hansgrohe are aiming for victory. Although the much anticipated...

“I'm incredibly proud to be going to the Olympics" - Mikkel Bjerg dedicates himself to Mads Pedersen as Danish selection for Paris is confirmed

With the Olympic Games on the programme for a select few within the peloton later this summer, the Danish selection has been confirmed with UAE Team Emirates' Mikkel Bjerg being given not one but two chances to secure his nation and Olympic gold medal. “I'm incredibly proud to be going to the Olympi...

Mathieu van der Poel steps up Tour de France preparations at La Plagne

For the fourth time in his career, Mathieu van der Poel will take on the Tour de France later this month. With the 2024 Tour now just a matter of weeks away, the Rainbow Jersey is stepping up his preparations alongside his Alpecin-Deceuninck teammates. Training hard at La Plagne in the French Alps,...

Denmark selection for Olympic Games revealed with Mads Pedersen biggest medal hopeful

A massive summer of cycling awaits in the coming months. Alongside the usual targets for the peloton to work for such as the Tour de France and the World Championships, there is also Olympic Gold to aim for at the Paris Games. One of those that will be going for gold in the men's road race will be M...

“The gravel here is much more loose" - Matej Mohoric shocked by 'peanut butter mud' at Unbound Gravel

After taking the title at the Gravel World Championship in 2023, Bahrain - Victorious' Matej Mohoric will show off his Rainbow Jersey this weekend as he makes his debut at Unbound Gravel in the United States of America. “Very excited to be here and also very surprised. We did the last part of the co...

"I think he still needs to mature a little bit" - Tejay Van Garderen suggests Tadej Pogacar needs to race more tactically

Tadej Pogacar was phenomenal at the Giro d'Italia, winning the race by little less than 10 minutes is unprecedented in modern cycling history. But with that questions arise whether the Slovenian wouldn't have been better off riding more conservatively with views to Tour de France just a month later....

POLL | Who will win the 2024 Critérium du Dauphiné?

Sandwiched between the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, the Critérium du Dauphiné has as ever, drawn a star-studded list of riders to the startlist. The question we ask you today however, is when all is said and done, who will be wearing the Maillot Jaune?Both Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic...

Elisa Balsamo eyes Paris in her recovery from horror Vuelta crash: "The Olympic dream is still there and it is burning stronger than before"

It's been just a short while since the latest update on Elisa Balsamo, but to her fans, it must have felt like an eternity. The former world champion had to undergo surgery to treat the several injuries she suffered in a scary crash during the opening stage of La Vuelta Femenina.However the newest u...

PREVIEW | Brussels Cycling Classic 2024 - Biniam Girmay, Kaden Groves, Sam Welsford and Laurence Pithie star explosive classic

The Brussels Cycling Classic takes place on the 2nd of June this year and it is one of the many high-level Belgian classics over this period of time. Classics specialists will both have the opportunity to succeed in this race. We preview he race ahead. The race is long with 214.5 kilometers on the m...

"Cycling is one of the few sports where having an atypical brain is really useful" - Harry Sweeny hopes to break the autism taboo in the peloton

There are professional cyclists with diabetes (mainly thanks to American Novo Nordisk) but riders with autism is still something the audience may not be ready yet. EF Education-EasyPost's Harry Sweeny would like to change their view and break the taboo in the peloton."The only reason I became a prof...

Rick Zabel sets off to a 600km ride to see Champions League finals and raise money for clean water in Africa

With some extra free time on his hands with his professional career recently over, Rick Zabel picked up his friend and videographer Norbert Szekely and set on for a 600km ride from Germany to United Kingdom for the UEFA Champions League final."Let's hit the road! On our way to London, we're on the r...

"Now I know I better have a spatula with me" - Jan Bakelants hopes to capitalize on his Unboun Gravel experience

After his 14th place last year, Jan Bakelants wants to do even better on Saturday in the Unbound Gravel, the most iconic gravel race in the world. Despite his fourteen years of road professional experience, there were still plenty things the Belgian need to learn about this new type of racing, as th...

"There are guys like Matej Mohoric competing, who is obviously a lot better. If I do the same as him, I'll never beat him" - Thijs Zonneveld ready to experiment at Unbound Gravel

Unbound Gravel 200 is to challenge more than just riders' legs this weekend. The well-known US gravel race is popular among Dutch riders, Thijs Zonneveld included. The Dutch journalist/cyclist extensively previewed the 320-kilometer race in his podcast In het Wiel.Zonneveld is at the start of Unboun...

"We don't have any limits, we want to tick off the biggest races" - FDJ - SUEZ provides another hint of upcoming Demi Vollering transfer

Just as rumours of Demi Vollering's move to FDJ - SUEZ intensify, the team boss Stephen Delcourt has dropped another hint that Vollering well be on her way to the French women’s WorldTour team in 2025. "Our budget is €4,000,000, but I think it will be higher than my projections at the start of the y...

Visma | Lease a Bike and Team dsm-firmenich PostNL auction their jersey worn during Giro d'Italia

Team dsm-firmenich PostNL offers the jerseys that its riders wore during the most recent Giro d'Italia for sale online. Fans can bid on the clothing via the website matchwornshirt.com.According to the description of the items, the money will be used to 'continue the development and growth of the tea...

"In Grand Tours I want to become a reliable domestique" - Matteo Jorgenson unsure he can compete for victory over three weeks

Having made a very successful start to his career at Team Visma | Lease a Bike, the sky seems to be the limit for Matteo Jorgenson. The American himself though, isn't sure a future as a Grand Tour classification rider is on the cards for him. "Personally, I am honestly not convinced yet, but it is a...

"We want La Vuelta to continue growing and discover new territories" - Javier Guillen reveals Italian start to 2025 edition is likely

Although the Giro d'Italia is fresh in the rear view mirror and the Tour de France is quickly approaching, for Javier Guillen, the Vuelta a Espana is always front and centre of the mind. The race organiser also has eluded to some exciting plans for the race's future."We want La Vuelta to continue gr...

Primoz Roglic, Jai Hindley & Aleksandr Vlasov confirmed for strong BORA - hansgrohe lineup at Critérium du Dauphiné

Preparations for the Tour de France are stepping up all over the peloton and for BORA - hansgrohe, they head to the 2024 Critérium du Dauphiné with an incredibly strong team, headlined by a trio of potential general classification challengers, Primoz Roglic, Jai Hindley and Aleksandr Vlasov.For the...

Matteo Jorgenson and Sepp Kuss lead Team Visma | Lease a Bike in Jonas Vingegaard's absence at Critérium du Dauphiné

With Team Visma | Lease a Bike having secured overall victory at each of the last two Critérium du Dauphiné's, this time around the general classification hopes of the team will rest on the shoulders of Sepp Kuss and Matteo Jorgenson. "We're going into this race with GC ambitions for myself and Sepp...

"Matej Mohoric will be the rider to beat" - Greg van Avermaet expecting big things from world champion on Unbound Gravel debut

For the first time in his career, Gravel World Champion Matej Mohoric will make an appearance at the renowned Unbound Gravel this Saturday. Despite his relative inexperience, the Rainbow Jersey will have to start as favourite according to Greg van Avermaet."Matej Mohoric will be the rider to beat,”...

"Joshua Tarling is one of the best riders at the moment" - Filippo Ganna motivated by attempting to rival INEOS Grenadiers teammate

Within the INEOS Grenadiers currently, there is an abundance of time-trialing talent, most notable of whom are two-time world champion against the clock, Filippo Ganna and the reigning European champion in the discipline, Joshua Tarling. At the Paris Olympics later this summer, Ganna, Tarling and mo...

Arnaud Demare ruled out of upcoming races due to fractured finger

Arnaud Demare was supposed to be leading the charge for Arkéa - B&B Hotels at the upcoming race this weekend. Sadly for the experienced French sprinter, he will no longer be able to take part due to injury. "An X-ray check carried out on Arnaud Demare has shown that a fracture in the fifth finger of...

Juan Ayuso the big GC hope as Tadej Pogacar's support team step up Tour de France preparations at the Critérium du Dauphiné

After Tadej Pogacar's thunderous victory at the recent Giro d'Italia, some of those who'll be the UAE Team Emirates' leader's key teammates at the upcoming Tour de France are set to test their legs at the 2024 Critérium du Dauphiné.Leading the line for UAE Team Emirates at the pre-Tour de France war...

"Mathieu had doubts about how good he is on the mountain bike" - Dutch coach explains van der Poel's choice to skip Olympic MTB

After months of speculation, it was recently confirmed by Alpecin-Deceuninck that Mathieu van der Poel will not compete in the Mountain Bike at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. A blow for Dutch national coach Gerben De Knegt, although he can empathise. Although for a long time van der Poel was consider...

Chris Froome sees Tour de France hopes boosted as Israel - Premier Tech announce lineup for 2024 Critérium du Dauphiné

With the Tour de France quickly approaching, Chris Froome's hopes of making a return to the Grand Tour have been boosted with his selection for the Critérium du Dauphiné confirmed by Israel - Premier Tech. Froome, who is a three-time winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné (2013, 2015 & 2016 ed.), recen...

"He told me I was in and it took a while for the news to sink in" - Daan Hoole on his surprising Olympic nomination

It was a surprise to many that next to Mathieu van der Poel and Dylan van Baarle, Lidl-Trek's all-rounder Daan Hoole is the third Dutchman selected for the Olympics. However, national coach Koos Moerenhout preferred the tall 25-year-old, because he won't hesitate to fully devote himself to his leade...

Stephen Roche on Tadej Pogacar's Giro d'Italia: "It’s not his fault that he is currently so far ahead"

Tadej Pogacar has won the Giro d'Italia with a dominant performance, and this opens up the way for other possible big achievements for later in the year. One of them being winning the Giro and Tour de France on the same season. Stephen Roche, one of those who has achieved this, analyses the past and...

Fernando Gaviria yes or no? Should Movistar Team renew the Colombian or sign another sprinter?

Fernando Gaviria is not yet 30 years old, yet it seems that the zenith of his career passed long ago, as his victories in the Giro d'Italia (2017 and 2019) and the Tour de France (2018) are far behind him. Joxeán Fernández Matxín, manager at UAE Team Emirates, railed against him in his final year at...

No end in sight for Lennert van Eetvelt's nightmare - Belgian hit by a car as he recovers from 3-month long injury

Lennert van Eetvelt began his year on a high, winning Trofeo Serra Tramuntana and then the queen stage and overall classification at the UAE Tour. A dream start, followed by a nightmare. He hasn't raced for almost three months, and has now gotten hit by a car as he trained for a return to the peloto...

"I ripped my stomach open" - Tom Dumoulin details the 'scariest' crash of his career

Tom Dumoulin was one of the best Dutch riders in recent years, becoming a rare Grand Tour winner for the flat European nation; a time-trial World Champion and rider who is commonly known for his 'Stelvio incident'. However there is one incident that has marked his career more, where a crash at the V...

PREVIEW | Heistse Pijl 2024 - Alexander Kristoff and Jordi Meeus headline cobbled classic with expected bunch sprint

On the 1st of June we have got another Belgian one-day race. On this day, the classics riders and sprinters will have their eyes on the Heistse Pijl. We preview the race ahead. The 195-kilometer race is one that is mostly flat, but the one climb that the riders will face is placed in a location wher...

UCI Rankings Rider Update | Tadej Pogacar conquers over 3000 points at Giro d'Italia; Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert climb up ranks as Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic lose positions

The Giro d'Italia has ended, and we have got fresh rankings when it comes to the riders and UCI points. Tadej Pogacar has significantly increased his lead, whilst Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic lost a lot of positions over this new update. Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert enter the podium a...

"How much does he lose in the first week to Pogacar?" - Bjarne Riis on Jonas Vingegaard's form into Tour de France

Bjarne Riis was the first ever Danish rider to win the Tour de France, back in 1996, and over the past two years he has seen his nation rise to the very top of the Grand Tour world with Jonas Vingegaard. The defending champion's compatriot has no doubt that Vingegaard will be at the Tour, but does w...

One of the Giro's stars and best climbers in the world is set to join Remco Evenepoel in 2025

Soudal - Quick-Step is on an active hunt to make their team stronger in the mountains but the reality is that only a few climbers were on the market last year, and this year it is the same situation. Remco Evenepoel may however have the support of an excellent climber who has proven himself this sea...

"The yellow jersey is the medium-term goal" - BORA - hansgrohe counts on Primoz Roglic winning the Tour de France

Ralph Denk dreams of overall victory in the Tour de France. At the most important cycling event of the year, his team with top star Primoz Roglic will try to win the yellow jersey while Jay Hindley and Alexander Vlasov should be ready to assist the Slovenian in his chase for Maillot Jaune."The yello...

Update: Jonas Vingegaard is on a training camp in French Alps, reconing 2024 Tour de France route

Usually there is a pretty straightforward layout of forces one month ahead of the Tour de France. But that won't be the case in 2024. Itzulia Basque Country shuffled the cards of the main favourites to stand on the Champs-Élysées with the biggest reason to smile.Amidst all the mysteries surrounding...

"He can jump on any bike and ride it better than anybody else" - Tom Pidcock's multi-discipline abilities a benefit for Tour de France hopes says track legend

Whether it's cyclocross, mountain bike or on the road, Tom Pidcock has taken big wins in all three. With the INEOS Grenadiers intent on making the Brit a Grand Tour contender though, will the 24-year-old have to change tact and focus on one thing to be successful?According to the British track cycli...

"I would hate to race against him" - Lance Armstrong expecting Tadej Pogacar to continue dominance at the Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar ran out a comprehensive winner at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. Will the UAE Team Emirates leader be able to continue that good form into the upcoming Tour de France however, remains to be seen. According to Lance Armstrong, it could be a similar result."It really looked like a training lap...

Itamar Einhorn selected to represent Israel at the Olympic Games: "It’s definitely a very important milestone in my career"

In the long Olympic history, Israel was represented in the road race only once, 64 years ago. But that is ought to change in Paris, where the current Israeli champion Itamar Einhorn is set to represent his country at the Olympic Games."Even though I’m used to competing in big races, reaching the Oly...

Unbound Gravel 2022 champion survives terrifying head on collision with a truck: "He’s doing really well considering the circumstances"

Dutch cyclist Ivar Slik, was involved in a crash while training in Bentonville, Arkansas, last week in preparation for Unbound Gravel. He sustained multiple injuries and remains at a hospital in Arkansas following surgery. The Dutchman suffered a severe concussion, a crack to his skull, a broken nos...

National coach of Dutch men Koos Moerenhout will continue until at least 2028 Olympic Games

Koos Moerenhout has extended his contract as Dutch national coach with KNWU. The former professional cyclist's contract expired at the end of 2024, but he has signed a contract extension until 2028. He will therefore still be in charge of the elite men during the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Moerenh...

"Lorena will be the leader" - Dutch ladies don't want to repeat past mistakes and name sole leader for Olympic Games - Lorena Wiebes

Three years after Tokyo, the Netherlands will once again bring a star-filled women lineup for Olympic Games, hoping the leadership battle would not repeat. Could you blame them? It's a risk worth taking and many other coaches must be jealous at the possibilities Dutch coach Loes Gunnewijk has.Gunnew...

Évita Muzic struggles to accept her non-selection for Paris: "I thought I had proven the relevance of my selection"

For Évita Muzic Olympic Games will have bitter taste. The 25-year-old has made the race in Paris one of the main objectives of her already successful season where she won the queen stage of Vuelta Femenina, among others. Yet it was not enough to make the cut for the French national team, who have in...

“A great opportunity to ride my training routes together with my supporters” - Remco Evenepoel offers chance for fans to ride alongside him at R.EV Ride

With Remco Evenepoel making his Tour de France debut next month, the Belgian could secure the biggest win of his career by taking the Maillot Jaune. Whether he does or not, later this summer, you could then ride alongside the Soudal - Quick-Step leader yourself.On Saturday, August 10, four distances...

After World Cup XCO win Tom Pidcock steps up Tour de France preparation with ride home from Barcelona airport to Andorra

Tom Pidcock continued to prove his multi-discipline prowess over the weekend as he secured an incredible fourth successive World Cup XCO victory Nove Mesto. Clearly not fully content with the efforts he'd needed to win however, the Brit continued his ride afterwards.After flying back from the Czech...

"Life and cycling do not stop at the Tour de France" - Marc Madiot understands Lenny Martinez's choice to avoid added pressures of home Grand Tour

The sparkling star in the Groupama - FDJ team in 2024, Lenny Martinez will not be present at the Tour de France next month as the 20-year-old again opts instead to target the Vuelta a Espana.In total, Groupama - FDJ have 9 wins to their name so far this year with Martinez accounting for five of them...

"A guy who is going to leave a big mark on Spanish cycling, on world cycling" - JJ Rojas believes Pelayo Sanchez can be the future of Movistar Team

On his Giro d'Italia debut and his first Grand Tour since moving to Movistar Team from Burgos - BH, Pelayo Sanchez starred, taking a stage win in the opening week and getting close to a second with more impressive breakaway showings. In conversation with AS, Movistar Team sports director and 22-time...

"I will look less at my position in the GC" - Remco Evenepoel confirms Dauphine debut is mostly a post-injury tester ahead of the Tour de France

Although his spring was disrupted by a crash at the Itzulia Basque Country, Remco Evenepoel's Tour de France preparations return to the road at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine as the Belgian makes his debut at the prestigious week-long stage race."I'm looking forward to competing again in a couple of...

"I’m still not 100%, but overall it’s a massive step in the right direction" - Jay Vine taking time in recovery as he gets back on the road after two months

After two months in a neck brace after being caught up in that horrific Itzulia Basque Country crash, Jay Vine is back on his bike in Andorra although he stresses, a return to racing is still a long way off. "Time for an update. It’s been a long 8 weeks full of various scans, physio therapy, rehabil...

Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team look to continue successful 2024 through Sam Bennett at Criterium du Dauphine

Arguably the most impressive team in 2024 so far has been the Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team. With 23 wins to their name already, they'll hope to add to that number at the Criterium du Dauphine, with sprint star Sam Bennett leading the charge. “The Critérium du Dauphiné has a strong resonance for t...

Crazy! Women's Vuelta a Andalucia is duped by group of Guinea-Bissau men claiming to be women's team

In one of the more curious cycling related stories you are ever likely to read, the 2024 women's Vuelta a Andalucia has been thrown in chaos by a group of men claiming to be from Guinea-Bissau.According to a report by Marca, the Guinea-Bissau Federation contacted Deporinter, the company that organis...

"After Primoz Roglic won last year, it’s amazing to have two consecutive Slovenian winners of the Giro d'Italia" - Tadej Pogacar proud to represent his nation

The finales of the Giro d'Italia have been incredibly Slovenian-themed over the last two years. Firstly, on Monte Lussari in 2023, Primoz Roglic overturned a deficit to Geraint Thomas and claimed the Maglia Rosa then in 2024, Tadej Pogacar destroyed his rivals again on Monte Grappa to emulate his co...

Chris Harper returns from injury to lead Team Jayco AlUla at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine

For the first time since dramatically crashing out at the Tour of the Alps after attacking on a wet and dangerous descent, Chris Harper will return to racing at the 2024 Criterium du Dauphine, leading Team Jayco AlUla's general classification hopes.“I’m looking forward to getting back into racing at...

Jack Haig, Santiago Buitrago & Antonio Tiberi give strong Bahrain - Victorious multiple options at Criterium du Dauphine

The Bahrain - Victorious team will head to the Criterium du Dauphine with a strong lineup, packed with different general classification options, including recent Best Young Rider at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, Antonio Tiberi. “This is a very important race in the lead up to the Tour alongside the Tour d...

"Arnaud undeniably has talent. But that mental click also had to happen" - Recent rest proves a massive boost for Arnaud De Lie

After coming into the 2024 season with much anticipation and expectation, Arnaud De Lie struggled during the spring. Once it was revealed the Belgian had been battling Lyme Disease, an enforced break was on the cards and since returning, De Lie has been back to his best. “Arnaud needed a kind of 're...

"You only win races if you also have that mental confidence" - Lotto Dstny DS looks beyond Arnaud De Lie's failed spring

Arnaud De Lie entered the spring classics with big ambitons, which turned into a big burden after the Belgian was not able to live up to his own expectations. But it seems a short break was all he needed to find his ideal mindset and get back to winning ways."Arnaud needed a kind of 'reset'," Lotto...

"I don’t think you can just solely have one big goal for the season" - Tadej Pogacar intends to continue to chase multiple goals in the future

A lot has been written about Tadej Pogacar's dominance at Giro d'Italia where he showed the rest of the world that he's on another level. But there's still a lot more to do for the Slovenian in 2024 if he wants to call his season an absolute success. The next big goal is the Tour de France where he'...

Dylan van Baarle won't defend his national title ahead of busy summer: "To be able to optimally prepare for this, I just have to save my energy"

Spring didn't quite go as Dylan van Baarle must have envisioned it, but there's only as much to pity. There are still fascinating races ahead for the Dutchman, although defending his title at the National Championships is not on the bucket list. This comes as a choice of reason as the Dutchman is li...

Profiles & Route Tour de Suisse 2024 - 5 consecutive mountain stages, 2 time-trials and 0 sprint stages

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most important stage-races in the year. It is the final big test before the Tour de France and a few of the Tour's stars race in Switzerland; an eight-day race that features plenty mountains, time-trials and a few days for the classics specialists. The race takes pla...

Lidl-Trek goes all-out for Critérium du Dauphiné with Mads Pedersen, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Giulio Ciccone

Traditional big test ahead of the Tour de France, Critérium du Dauphiné will once again welcome the greatest stars of the cycling world on the French roads. Sprinters will battle it out in the scenic valleys while climbers will look forward to ride some of the less known (but by no means easier!) Al...

"At some point you just have to choose" - Danny Nelissen thinks "Not even Mathieu van der Poel" could ride for gold in both; road and MTB in Paris

Road race - yes. Mountain Bike - no. Mathieu van der Poel made his choice of races for Olympic Games in Paris clear, but that didn't stop the cycling community from countless debates whether it's a wise decision or a missed opportunity to put his name on even more pages in history books by completin...

In honor of Gino Mäder, Tour de Suisse introduces #rideforgino KOM prize at the highest peak of the race

The 2024 edition of Tour de Suisse will attempt to write a new, more optimistic chapter in the race's history, trying to overcome, yet not forget the terrible events of 2023. In honor of the late Gino Mäder, a special KOM prize will be awarded, similarly to Giro d'Italia's Cima Coppi or Tour de Fran...

The Olympic dream is over - Peter Sagan will not race MTB event after lack of results

Peter Sagan retired from road racing last year, but not from cycling, with the ultimate goal of participating in the Mountain Bike Olympic Games events. He will not, after a year that has gone very far from what was planned. Sagan had an incredibly successful career on the road and after two seasons...

“It’s still way too early to say” - Chris Froome unsure he'll be allowed Tour de France return later this summer

After suffering the bitter blow of being left out of the Israel - Premier Tech lineup for the 2023 Tour de France, whether or not four-time Maillot Jaune winner Chris Froome will be allowed to return to the race he became synonymous with during the 2010s later this year, remains to be seen.The 39-ye...

Miguel Angel Lopez handed four-year ban by UCI for past doping transgressions

Miguel Angel Lopez has not managed to escape without punishment from his recent tribunal for alleged doping violations. Despite previous reports suggesting no evidence had been found against 'Superman', the UCI has ruled there was enough to give the Colombian a four-year ban from cycling. "The Tribu...

“He spent a lot of time climbing and descending in Mallorca" - Jonas Vingegaard's recovery all going to plan says coach

Will Jonas Vingegaard make it to the Grand Depart of the 2024 Tour de France in Florence? It's one of the biggest questions in the cycling world at the moment as the Dane recovers from a horrific crash at the Itzulia Basque Country. According to the Team Visma | Lease a Bike leader's coach, Tim Heem...

ANALYSIS: What must Tadej Pogacar do to catch up with cannibal Eddy Merckx?

Tadej Pogacar's recent victory in the Giro d'Italia 2024 has only confirmed that the Slovenian is currently the best cyclist in the world, and for all that he has achieved, one of the best in history. In fact, the UAE Team Emirates star is already being compared to the greatest of all time, Eddy Mer...

"My dream is to get on the podium in the Tour" - David Gaudu realizes winning Tour de France is practically impossible for him

This season is going far from how the 27-year-old David Gaudu imagined it. Yes, he won the Tour du Jura Classic, however the Groupama-FDJ rider knows farming 1.1 races is beyond his capabilities. Since 2018, Gaudu has never been absent at Grande Boucle and, if things go as planned, this won't change...

Valtteri Bottas spotted riding a mysterious bicycle - could it be yet unreleased Canyon road model?

Valtteri Bottas is a famous figure both within the ultra-fast world of formula racing as well the much more moderate-raced cycling multiverse. Bottas made a name for himself on gravel, where he's qualified to start the World Championships in October, but like every other pro, he also trains occasion...

Selection of ladies to represent Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Paris confirmed

Loes Gunnewijk has completed the women's selection for the Olympic Games. The national coach will choose Ellen van Dijk, Demi Vollering, Marianne Vos and Lorena Wiebes to represent their country in Paris.The Dutch team will try to get a rematch for the Tokyo 2021 fiasco when lone escapee Anna Kiesen...

Déjà vu for Clément Berthet who loses to Lenny Martinez once again "just like in the Tour du Doubs"

Ever since his switch from mountain bikes to road cycling in 2021, the French Clément Berthet has been gradually improving to the level where he finally dares to call his shot at winning big races. However there is one man opposed to Berthet getting his first professional victory, with Lenny Martine...

BORA – hansgrohe recruit experienced sports director Roger Hammond

Roger Hammond has joined the team of Sports Directors of BORA – hansgrohe. For the past two seasons, the 50-year-old Briton with rich racing experience, has been working for Ineos Grenadiers. Before his stint in the British team, he also guided teams such as Bahrain and Dimension Data. He will take...

Heistse Pijl organiser admits "Wout's goals in competitions are at a higher level" as he rules out Wout Van Aert's start at his home race

On Wednesday afternoon, the Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl was presented in Herentals. The race built entirely around the cobbled climb Heist-op-den-Berg will take place this Saturday and everyone's been wondering whether Visma | Lease a Bike leader Wout Van Aert would turn up to the race near his hom...

"This is really a tremendously tough race" - Lenny Martinez bounces back from late crash to take victory at Mercan'Tour Classic 2024

Groupama - FDJ's talented youngster Lenny Martinez continues to prove himself as the future of French cycling with his fifth victory of the season at Mercan'Tour Classic 2024 on Wednesday afternoon. "This is really a tremendously tough race," the 20-year-old Frenchman, who is reportedly on his way o...

Mathieu van der Poel reportedly set to be supported by Dylan van Baarle and Daan Hoole in Olympic road race

With seven World Championship titles across two-discipline to his name, Mathieu van der Poel will head to Paris later this summer in an attempt to add an Olympic Games gold medal to his already impressive palmares. With the Dutch team getting the right to pick three riders for men's elite Olympic ro...

"I have felt good in recent weeks" - Biniam Girmay bounces back from recent crashes to take victory at Circuit Franco Belge

After a tricky and crash-marred opening to the 2024 season, Biniam Girmay has fired back to winning ways in stunning style with a powerful triumph at Circuit Franco Belge.“I have to thank my team for the good work today. I felt great and am happy with this victory,” the hero of African cycling refle...

"We cannot expect that Remco will immediately compete for the win" - Evenepoel's coach plays down expectations ahead of Criterium du Dauphine

For the first time since his spring-ending crash at the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year, Remco Evenepoel will return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné on the 2nd of June. Given his lengthy spell out of action however, Evenepoel's coach, Koen Pelgrim is keen to play down the expectation...

"I will appeal immediately" - Miguel Ángel López outraged with the UCI's 4-year doping sanction

This Wednesday, May 29, 2024, Miguel Angel Lopez has been surprised by the harsh 4-year sanction that the Anti-Doping Court has imposed on him for the use of menotropin during the Giro d'Italia 2022, the maximum sanction for doping, which will keep him out of competition until July 24, 2027, since h...

Brilliant Biniam Girmay powers to punchy victory at Circuit Franco-Belge 2024

Biniam Girmay has returned to winning ways with a powerful punchy sprint win at the 2024 Circuit Franco-Belge this Wednesday afternoon.After five men got themselves into the day's breakaway, with 60km to go, they had already been caught by a peloton that was sparking into life incredibly early on. S...

Carlos Rodriguez leads INEOS Grenadiers' GC charge at Critérium du Dauphiné 2024

The traditional pre-Tour de France warmup, the Critérium du Dauphiné is often the place where tactics are fine-tuned and leadership within teams becomes clearer. Leading INEOS Grenadiers at the 2024 edition, will be Carlos Rodriguez. The 23-year-old Spaniard was a star at the 2023 Tour de France, wi...

Lenny Martinez takes 5th win of the season with victory at Mercan'Tour Classic 2024

The latest round of the French Cup has gone to Groupama - FDJ's Lenny Martinez, after a thrilling finale to a brutal day of climbing at the 2024 Mercan'Tour Classic. With the peloton all together heading into the final climb of the day, it was Groupama - FDJ, the team of pre-race favourites Lenny Ma...

VIDEO: Abu Dhabi lit up in celebration of UAE Team Emirates & Tadej Pogacar's 2024 Giro d'Italia dominance

The first Maglia Rosa of Tadej Pogacar's career was claimed last weekend as, after three weeks of dominance, the UAE Team Emirates leader completed his comprehensive victory at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. So comfortable was Pogacar's victory that in the end, the Slovenian had a near-ten-minute winning m...

Profile & Route Brussels Cycling Classic 2024

The Brussels Cycling Classic takes place on the 2nd of June this year and it is one of the many high-level Belgian classics over this period of time. Classics specialists will both have the opportunity to succeed in this race. We take a look at it's profile. The race is long with 214.5 kilometers on...

OFFICIAL: Remco Evenepoel leads Quick-Step as Belgian team prepares Tour de France block with Mikel Landa and Ilan van Wilder

The Criterium du Dauphine will soon be upon us and with this begins a new phase of the season. The Giro d'Italia slowly fades into memory and the contenders for the Tour de France return to the peloton to prepare. Remco Evenepoel has already been confirmed to be part of the French race, leading in t...

Profiles & Route Criterium du Dauphine 2024

The Criterium du Dauphiné is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

Profile & Route Heiste Pijl 2024

On the 1st of June we have got another Belgian one-day race. On this day, the classics riders and sprinters will have their eyes on the Heistse Pijl .We take a look at it's profile. The 195-kilometer race is one that is mostly flat, but the one climb that the riders will face is placed in a location...

Florian Vermeersch to candidate in local elections in Belgium: "It is my ambition to move up a gear in politics after my career"

We know Florian Vermeersch as a powerful rider at the Classics with a podium from 2021 Paris-Roubaix. However, Vermeersch is also politically active and socially involved besides cycling. For example, the Belgian classic cyclist will be on the electoral list in October when elections are scheduled i...

"No. Stop it" - Remco Evenepoels ends rumours of possible move to BORA - hansgrohe

Remco Evenepoel is one of the rider who is less afraid to let people know his opinion. Hence, he used Instagram as means to personally reject the rumours of contact with BORA - hansgrohe. "Remco is an interesting rider. It is always better to have him by your side than to have him opposite you," Ral...

UCI Rankings Team Update | Tadej Pogacar's Giro boosts UAE Team Emirates into absolute domination; Decathlon and INEOS second and third

The Giro d'Italia has provided all World Tour teams with a big chance of making a difference in the UCI Rankings. UAE Team Emirates already had a large lead over the rest of the competition, but after Tadej Pogacar dominated the race, that lead has grown to even higher levels. When it comes to this,...

"He can now train outdoors again" - Almost two months after brutal crash at Itzulia Basque Country, Jay Vine removes neck brace

55 days since the crazy crash at the Itzulia Basque Country, all riders involved can now train again. The last of which was Jay Vine, who has recently removed his neck brace and is now allowed to train on the road once again. “A CT scan has now shown that the bone is healing well. Jay can now take o...

PREVIEW | Mercan'Tour Classic 2024 - Lenny Martínez and David Gaudu big favourites as Chris Froome tests Tour de France legs

The Mercan'Tour Classic takes place on the 29th of May this year. This is a recent classic in the peloton but quite a popular one as it is one of the few climber-focused one-day races in the entire year. The race comes just before the Criterium du Dauphine and serves as preparation. We take a look a...

PREVIEW | Circuit Franco Belge 2024 - Marc Hirschi the main favourite in hilly classic

On the 29th of May we have got one of the many explosive races taking place in Belgium in the late spring. The Circuit Franco Belge is a race that suits the classics specialists and should be interesting until the very end. We take a look at it's profile. The 191.5-kilometer long race is one that su...

OPINION | A look back at the 107th edition of the Giro d'Italia, from Pogacar's victory to the biggest surprises

Now that the 2024 Giro d'Italia is over, many are looking back. We've read a bit about everything, we've heard a bit about everything and we've come to a conclusion. There are a thousand and one opinions and only one is consensual: we're clearly talking about Tadej Pogacar, undisputed winner of the...

Remco Evenepoel joins INEOS Grenadiers' Laurens De Plus for training ride in Belgium

Remco Evenepoel is now just a month away from his Tour de France debut and the Belgian, who hasn't been seen in a race since crashing out of the Itzulia Basque Country earlier this year is stepping up his preparations. On Monday afternoon, the Soudal - Quick-Step leader took on a pre-Tour de France...

'Tadej Pogacar could extend with UAE Team Emirates until 2030 with €8 million salary'

The Giro d'Italia has just ended, and with a triumphant victory from Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates are once again over the roof. The team is absolutely dominating the 2024 season in terms of UCI rankings and all the stars are aligning for a continuously successful future. The team may renew with...

"It’s perhaps a little too crazy" - Tadej Pogacar officially rules out doing the Vuelta a Espana in 2024

With the Giro d'Italia in the bag and the Tour de France on the horizon, there was some suggestion Tadej Pogacar could aim to complete a historic Grand Tour hat-trick in 2024 at the Vuelta a Espana. The UAE Team Emirates leader himself though, has now officially quashed those rumours. “I can assure...

"He no longer wants to ride with us or for us" - BORA - hansgrohe boss confirms Emanuel Buchmann will leave after Giro d'Italia controversy

Although BORA - hansgrohe's 2024 Giro d'Italia will be looked back upon fondly after Daniel Martinez secured a second overall finish in the general classification, the fallout from the pre-race controversy over selection continues. After Emanuel Buchmann was absent from the BORA - hansgrohe lineup,...

Jan Ullrich opens his own cycling museum in Germany: "I have been dreaming of this for a long time"

Jan Ullrich is to open his own cycling museum this Friday, in his home Black Forest region of Germany. Since certain events six years ago when the 1997 Tour de France winner hit rock bottom, the German cycling icon has been on a self-healing path to restore his life and repay his debt to the cycling...

Young British climber Tom Gloag should be ready to return to competition in August after a year-long recovery

It will take at least another two months before Tom Gloag is available for Visma | Lease a Bike. The 22-year-old British talent was hit by a car during training at the end of August 2023, sustaining a serious knee injury. He had to go under the knife immediately. Gloag is back in full training, but...

"I am happy that I have finally won a stage race" - Alberto Bettiol in good shape at Boucles de la Mayenne

Alberto Bettiol won the general classification of the four-day Boucles de la Mayenne last weekend. The Italian from EF Education-EasyPost is of course pleased with this victory, as this shows his preparation for his Tour de France appearance in just a month is going in the right direction."I am now...

Thymen Arensman rides to sixth overall at Giro d'Italia wearing Ekoï shoes in a new partnership

Thymen Arensman recently entered into a collaboration with Ekoï. Since the Giro d'Italia, where he finished 6th overall, the Dutch climber has been riding in the shoes of the popular French cycling brand.Since INEOS Grenadiers does not have a permanent shoe sponsor, the British team's riders are fre...

Austrian authorities would like to welcome Giro d'Italia in Salzburg in near future

Will the Giro d'Italia head to the Austrian city of Salzburg in the near future? Politicians and sports officials are busy behind the scenes to make this possible. For example, an Austrian delegation was present at the start of the 107th Giro d'Italia in Turin at the beginning of May, to gather firs...

Insider turns down rumours of motor doping after fastest Giro d'Italia ever: "I don't know how you as a rider would imagine to get away with it with all the checks"

After the fastest Giro d'Italia of all time, we once again hear the accusations of riders using ilegal technology, specifically hidden engines in their bicycles. How much truth is there to those rumours? And is it even possible to sneak an engine to the professional peloton at the era of in-depth ch...

Renaat Schotte analyzes Tadej Pogacar's dominance at Giro d'Italia: "For example, you saw on the Monte Grappa that he did not have to ride at 100 percent"

What Tadej Pogacar achieved at this Giro d'Italia will go down in the history books whether you like the Slovenian or not. Just to give you an idea, Pogacar's final advantage over second place Daniel Martínez, 9:56, was the largest difference since Vittorio Adorni's victory in 1965.Sporza's reporter...

Tadej Pogacar earns over €400,000 through Giro d'Italia performances; Daniel Martinez, Jonathan Milan & Geraint Thomas also among top earners

The 2024 Giro d'Italia belonged to Tadej Pogacar, there's no question about that. Six stage wins, a near ten-minute lead in the general classification and almost the entire race in the Maglia Rosa after his victory on stage 2. As such, it's somewhat unsurprising that the UAE Team Emirates raked in t...

Discover the startlist of Heistse Pijl 2024: Sprint showdown in Belgium

One of the many races for the sprinters throughout the transition period from spring to summer, the 2024 edition of Heistse Pijl will take place on the 1st of June.The startlist for the race includes: David Dekker, Arnaud Demare, Simon Dehairs, Senne Leysen, Laurens Sweeck, Alexander Kristoff, Tord...

Discover the startlist of Brussels Cycling Classic 2024: Can Arnaud Demare add a third victory to his palmares?

With the Giro d'Italia at an end, many riders and teams will now turn attentions elsewhere in the build up to the Tour de France. Some will take part in the Brussels Cycling Classic which will take place on the 2nd of June.The startlist for the race includes the likes of Geoffrey Soupe, Jason Tesson...

VIDEO: Team Visma | Lease a Bike release trailer for upcoming docuseries giving behind the scenes look at 2024 Giro d'Italia

For Team Visma | Lease a Bike, the 2024 Giro d'Italia was a rocky affair. From pre-race disruption through illnesses and injuries to bad luck that continued to plague the team during the three weeks in Italy.Coming soon, you will now able to see Team Visma | Lease a Bike's Giro d'Italia as never see...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 Mercan'Tour Classic: Chris Froome returns but Lenny Martinez & David Gaudu start as favourites

Usually used as something of a preparation race for the Criterium du Dauphine, the 2024 Mercan'Tour Classic takes place on the 29th of May this year with a number of big names present. The startlist for the race includes: Markel Beloki, Archie Ryan, Guillaume Martin, Kenny Elissonde, Ben Hermans, Da...

"It shows that I can mix up with the best" - Michael Storer secures first Grand Tour top-10 finish at the 2024 Giro d'Italia

After starring at the Vuelta a Espana in recent years, Michael Storer turned his attention to the Giro d'Italia in 2024 as part of the Tudor Pro Cycling Team's Grand Tour debut. Proving himself as a general classification rider, the Australian secured the first Grand Tour top-10 of his career. “I am...

Discover the final startlist of the 2024 Circuit Franco Belge - Marc Hirschi headlines classics specialists field

On the 29th of May the peloton takes on one of the many one-day races that are set to take place in Belgium. The Circuit Franco Belge is one perfectly suited to the classics riders. We take a look at it's startlist. The preliminary startlist features: Mathieu Burgaudeau, Rasmus Tiller, Jonas Abraham...

"I don’t think even Tadej Pogacar thought it would be that simple" - Philippa York surprised by just how comprehensive Giro d'Italia win was

Despite seemingly riding within himself, Tadej Pogacar leaves the 2024 Giro d'Italia with six stage wins, the King of the Mountains jersey and the Maglia Rosa by a dominant and comprehensive margin of just under ten minutes from second placed Daniel Martinez."Pogacar came to the start as the stand o...

“We’re halfway there, now we just need to win the Tour…” - Mauro Gianetti's excitement building thanks to Tadej Pogacar's incredible dominance

Looking to become the first man since Marco Pantani back in 1998 to complete a Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double in the same season, Tadej Pogacar already has the first of the Grand Tours in his bag. As such, the excitement is growing within UAE Team Emirates. “We’re halfway there, now we just nee...

"There are races other than the Tour in July" - Belgian national coach unsure Wout van Aert should ride the Tour de France

After making a long-awaited return to racing at the Tour of Norway last week, Wout van Aert showed plenty of positive signs, coming close to victories in the bunch sprints of stages 3 and 4. Whether the Tour de France now follows however, remains unclear. With an Olympic Games and a World Championsh...

"We were always there fighting and we have done a great Giro d'Italia" - Nairo Quintana reflects on his return to Grand Tour racing

Riding his first Grand Tour in nearly two years, there were plenty of positive signs for Nairo Quintana at the 2024 Giro d'Italia as he hunted stage wins, coming closest on stage 15 when only Tadej Pogacar was able deny the Colombian.“It is exciting and joyful to finish a three-week race. I think I...

Tadej Pogacar's recovery from wrist fracture headlines season 2 of Netflix's Tour de France: Unchained

After the roaring success of season one of Netflix's Tour de France: Unchained documentary about the 2022 edition of the race, a second season will soon be dropping on the platform (June 11th) and we now know that this time around, Tadej Pogacar will be heavily featured. The UAE Team Emirates leader...

"I think I did everything on MTB and it doesn't make sense to continue to me" - Pauline Ferrand-Prévot announces 100% focus on road from 2025 onwards

The reigning XCO world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has revealed that she will retire from mountain biking at the end of the year, with the 32-year-old keen to make a return to the Women's WorldTour and ride the Tour de France Femmes next season.The 32-year-old had just won the XCO World Cup race...

Profile & Route Mercan'Tour Classic 2024

The Mercan'Tour Classic takes place on the 29th of May this year. This is a recent classic in the peloton but quite a popular one as it is one of the few climber-focused one-day races in the entire year. The race comes just before the Criterium du Dauphine and serves as preparation. We take a look a...

Profile & Route Circuit Franco Belge 2024

On the 29th of May we have got one of the many explosive races taking place in Belgium in the late spring. The Circuit Franco Belge is a race that suits the classics specialists and should be interesting until the very end. We take a look at it's profile. The 191.5-kilometer long race is one that su...

2024 Criterium du Dauphine Race Center - TV, Startlist, Profile, Prize Money and Previews

The Criterium du Dauphine is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

Chris Froome returns to racing! Ahead of Tour de France, Briton headlines Mercan'Tour Classic

Israel - Premier Tech have confirmed their lineup for the Mercan'Tour Classic this upcoming Wednesday and it includes Chris Froome, who will be headlining the race. This is the Briton's return to competition in a season that has not gone his way. The team features Jesse Maris and Pau Marti Soriano f...

CONFIRMED: Defending Olympic Champion Richard Carapaz left out by Ecuador; Jhonatan Narváez to fight for medal in Paris

The dramatic situation that has developed in Ecaudor has ended. It is official that Jhonatan Narváez will represent the South American country in the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024, thus ending the discussions and cross statements by Richard Carapaz's - the defending champion. The current Olympic...

Prize Money Criterium du Dauphine 2024 with €128.800 available

The Criterium du Dauphine is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

TV Guide - Where and when to watch Criterium du Dauphine 2024

The Criterium du Dauphiné is the first World Tour event following the Giro d'Italia and traditionally, the most important race in preparation for the Tour de France. Here we will have many of the Tour's stars battling it out on all kinds of terrain including the high mountains from the 2nd to the 9t...

"What I particularly appreciate is our mutual trust" - Lotte Kopecky about the SD Worx magic at RideLondon Classique

Lorena Wiebes completed the RideLondon Classique sweep with utter ease, winning all three stages as well as the GC. And she did that for the second time already. World champion Lotte Kopecky returned to racing to support her teammate after a month-long break and she even managed to finish third on a...

Truck driver responsible for death of Davide Rebellin hospitalized with ischemic stroke

Wolfgang Rieke, the truck driver who caused the death of Davide Rebellin on 30 November 2022, is hospitalized in very serious conditions in Treviso hospital. The German lorry driver would have suffered an ischemic stroke. The first hearing of the judicial process at the Court of Vicenza will probabl...

Lennert Van Eetvelt will have to sit out Tour de Suisse as well, but his return is approaching: "A return in August, as planned, is certainly feasible"

Surprising winner of this year's UAE Tour Lennert Van Eetvelt won't return to competition as soon as he might have hoped. The road to recover from his knee injury is apparently moving in the right direction for the young Belgian, however to start at Tour de Suisse (June 9-16) won't be possible."Lenn...

Jury & Fines Giro d'Italia 2024 Update Stage 21

Throughout the Giro d'Italia, the race jury attributes fines to some of the riders and sporting directors. Ultimately the fines can come in the form of money, time penalties or even UCI points, depending on the rule breaking. Here we present what has happened during the Giro. Martin Marcellusi & DS...

"I'm actually looking forward to the Tour de France now!" - Geraint Thomas immediately switches focus after history making Giro d'Italia podium

With the 2024 Giro d'Italia now completed, Geraint Thomas' second straight podium finish has now been confirmed. Having successfully navigated the first of two Grand Tours the INEOS Grenadiers leader will be taking on this year however, there won't be much time to relax."I've really enjoyed it and i...

Five things we learned from the 2024 Giro d'Italia

The opening Grand Tour of the season has now been completed and although Tadej Pogacar was utterly dominant in the Maglia Rosa fight at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, there were plenty of other interesting stories that developed throughout. Here are five things we learned from the 2024 Giro d'Italia. Altho...

"Remco is an interesting rider... But just like Van Aert and Pidcock, Evenepoel has a long-term contract" - BORA boss open on transfer talk

Following the added investment of Red Bull into the BORA - hansgrohe team, big things are expected in the transfer market over the coming years. With rumours of Wout van Aert, Tom Pidcock and Remco Evenepoel the sky seems to be the limit for the soon to be called Red Bull-BORA-hansgrohe."Normally we...

Visma | Lease a Bike will have 124 new sponsors on their jerseys at the Tour de France 2024

Visma | Lease a Bike riders will once again compete at Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes in special kits. However this year's designs will be truly unique with up to 124 sponsor spots on Dutch team's jersey opening up. Sponsors from six counties can register for their chance to be represented...

Will we see another foreign Grande Partenza in 2026? Albania leading the bids to host the Giro d'Italia start

The 2024 Giro d'Italia may have only just ended, but the planning of future editions is already in the motion. Next year, the riders should start from Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeast Italy with the route to be revealed in October. However the situation surrounding 2026 Grande Partenza is much les...

"Tadej Pogacar is one of the best riders of all time" - Stephen Roche believes Pogacar can emulate him with Giro/Tour/World Championship treble in 2024

Not since Stephen Roche back in 1987 has anyone taken victory at each of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and the World Championships. According to the legendary figure in Irish cycling though, Tadej Pogacar could be set to end that wait in 2024. "Yes, it is more than possible. If it hasn't happene...

UAE Team Emirates dominate the team prize money haul from 2024 Giro d'Italia; BORA, INEOS & Soudal - Quick-Step pick up majority of scraps

Given the immense domination of Tadej Pogacar at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, the fact UAE Team Emirates brought home the largest chunk of the prize pot by some considerable margin at the opening Grand Tour of the year comes as no surprise. According to stats put together by procyclingstats.com, in total...

Possible fight between Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard at Giro d'Italia next year? Maglia Rosa wants to return in 2025

After the conclusion of the Giro d'Italia 2024, where Tadej Pogacar swept to victory in his debut with a dominant overall win, including six stage victories, a bombshell has gone off. According to RAI's Beppe Conti, the UAE Team Emirates star has expressed to him off-microphone a desire to return in...

"If I arrive at the Tour de France with these legs, it's going to be fine" - Tadej Pogacar heading to Tour full of confidence after Giro d'Italia domination

There was no doubting who was the strongest at the 2024 Giro d'Italia as Tadej Pogacar thundered to a comprehensive domination of the general classification, taking the Maglia Rosa by a touch short of ten minutes. Can the UAE Team Emirates leader carry this form into the Tour de France?That remains...

"If you ask me, Wout van Aert belongs in the Tour de France” - Visma DS delighted by Belgian's progress in return at Tour of Norway

After nearly two months out following a nasty crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen, Wout van Aert returned to racing at the Tour of Norway last week. Although he wasn't able to take a win, Team Visma | Lease a Bike are delighted with his progress.“In all other circumstances, the Tour of Norway was tailor-...

"He is a boy who we have raised for three years" - Bardiani react with pride to Giulio Pellizzari's breakthrough Giro d'Italia performance

Whilst Tadej Pogacar dominated the headlines at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, in the third week, VF Group - Bardiani CSF - Faizanè's Giulio Pellizzari put in some breakthrough performances. The 20-year-old Italian, who was the young rider in the Grand Tour, starred with his performances, firstly on stage...

"I am glad that I could be a part of it" - Unsung hero Doman Novak plays key role in Tadej Pogacar's 2024 Giro d'Italia triumph

Although there was much talk pre-race about the supposed weakness of the UAE Team Emirates lineup around Tadej Pogacar at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, over the last three weeks, those concerns have turned out to be unfounded. With the team playing in key role in a number of Pogacar's six Giro d'Italia st...

Tom Dumoulin announces he's to become a father for the first time

No longer active in the professional peloton, Tom Dumoulin will soon have his hands full in his homelife after the 33-year-old Dutchman announced he's soon to become a father for the first time. As the 2024 Giro d'Italia was concluding in Rome, the winner of the Maglia Rosa in 2017 took to his offic...

"He's finished sixth three times now, so the next step is top five" - INEOS Grenadiers keen to see progression from Thymen Arensman

Although his opening week was a little dodgy, Thymen Arensman bounced back well in the second half of the 2024 Giro d'Italia to secure 6th in the general classification, matching his finish at the Giro in 2023 and the Vuelta a Espana in 2022. "With him, we have to keep building. He's finished sixth...

"Sometimes you have to hold up your hands to greatness" - Geraint Thomas full of praise for Tadej Pogacar as he reflects on 2024 Giro d'Italia

At the age of 38, Geraint Thomas extended his Giro d'Italia record as the oldest rider ever to finish on the podium in the long history of the Italian Grand Tour with his 3rd placed finish at the 2024 edition. After having a night of celebration to soak in everything that happened over the last thre...

"In this Giro, you saw that there is a big difference" - Gap between 'best' and 'the rest' clearer than ever believes Joxean Matxin

Tadej Pogacar was far and away the dominant force at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, taking victory by almost ten minutes by the time the race reached Rome. After Team Visma | Lease a Bike boss Richard Plugge recently played down the Slovenian's dominance, UAE Team Emirates boss Joxean Matxin has now respon...

"It was the first time I rode with Wout van Aert and it's really incredible how strong he is" - Bart Lemmen secures 2nd overall at 2024 Tour of Norway

Whilst for Team Visma | Lease a Bike, most of the headlines surrounding their 2024 Tour of Norway performance were about the return to racing of Wout van Aert following his spring-ending crash at Dwars door Vlaanderen earlier this year, Bart Lemmen quietly impressed throughout. In the end, it was a...

“The more the years go by, the harder it gets” - Romain Bardet reflects ruefully on inconsistent Giro d'Italia after 9th overall finish

Having come into the 2024 Giro d'Italia high on confidence and buoyed by positive results at the Tour of the Alps and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, expectations were lofty for Romain Bardet. Although he secured another Grand Tour top-10, the Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL wasn't totally content with his performa...

"He should be good for the Tour - in my opinion, even stronger" - Rafal Majka backs Tadej Pogacar for historic Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double

After Tadej Pogacar's dominant general classification triumph at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, it hasn't taken long for attention to turn to the upcoming Tour de France, where the UAE Team Emirates leader hopes to become the first man since Marco Pantani to complete a Giro/Tour double. One man who has had...

"On the last climb, I was struggling to stay on the wheel" - Axel Laurance survives chaotic finale at Tour of Norway to secure biggest career victory

The talented 23-year-old Frenchman of Alpecin-Deceuninck, Axel Laurance secured himself the first general classification win of his professional career on Sunday, holding on in a dramatic final stage to take overall victory at the Tour of Norway."It was a really hard day, really short but as expecte...

“It’s impossible to describe this feeling. It’s just like a dream" - Emotional Antonio Tiberi concludes debut Giro d'Italia with White Jersey and top-5 finish

In the first Giro d'Italia of his career, the 22-year-old Antonio Tiberi made Italian cycling fans dream with his impressive and consistent performances, taking 5th place in the general classification and securing the White Jersey for Best Young Rider. “It’s impossible to describe this feeling,” ref...

"It has been a memorable race for us" - Tim Merlier, Julian Alaphilippe & Jan Hirt ensure successful Giro d'Italia for Soudal - Quick-Step

In the absence of their Giro d'Italia leader from twelve months ago Remco Evenepoel, Soudal - Quick-Step had something of a point to prove at the 2024 Giro d'Italia. Securing four stage wins and a top-10 in the general classification, it's fair to say that more than proved that point.Three of the af...

"I thrive on competition and it drives me to perform at my best" - Daniel Martinez vows there is more to come after Giro d'Italia podium

Having long been touted as a rider with Grand Tour potential, Daniel Martinez finally came good on that promise at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, taking the first podium of his career as he finished best of the rest behind Tadej Pogacar in Rome. "This being my first podium in a Grand Tour, I'm incredibly h...

"I was 4th in the Tour a few years ago so I have performed before" - Ben O'Connor reasserts himself as Grand Tour threat despite missing Giro podium

Narrowly missing out on the podium at the 2024 Giro d'Italia, Ben O'Connor was forced to settle for 4th having been unable to assert any pressure on those above him in the final week. Despite this disappointment, it has nevertheless been a positive three weeks. “I ended up where I deserved to finish...

Gianni Vermeersch joined Mathieu van der Poel at Tour de France altitude camp after successful recovery

Gianni Vermeersch's elbow fracture will not further jeopardize his preparation for the Tour de France, Alpecin-Deceuninck let their fans know via their social media.After his crash in the gravel race around Antwerp, Vermeersch was prescribed a week of 'relative' rest. An advantage was that he could...

DS and former pro José Luis Arrieta compares working at Movistar and Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale: "Decathlon AG2R is a much more modern team"

José Luis Arrieta recently joined the technical staff of Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale. The 52-year-old Basque worked for Movistar for many years after the end of his professional career, but took some time away from cycling two years ago. With his son Igor Arrieta slowly grinding through the professio...

Tom Pidcock confirms his shape is on point with view to Paris as he dominates the World Cup race in Nove Mesto

Tom Pidcock made it a perfect day in Czechia for the INEOS Grenadiers with an emphatic victory in the World Cup XCO race at Nove Mesto. Second place Nino Schurter arrived 32 seconds later while Marcel Guerrini completed the podium."Once I got going I got to the front and was able to find my own pace...

Lorena Wiebes does unthinkable and wins all stages at RideLondon Classique: "I'm very happy that I'm still unbeatable here at RideLondon"

Lorena Wiebes has successfully completed her quest for hat-trick at the RideLondon Classique by winning all three stages plus the general and points classifications. Nothing new for Wiebes who has already done this two years ago at the British stage race."It is very nice to win on completely flat te...

"At least then I have more victories than last year, so that's good" -Alexander Kristoff proud to win in front of home crowds

Third place on the third stage of home Tour of Norway was not what Alexander Kristoff and whole Uno-X Mobility came for and that provided them with the extra motivation towards the final day of racing. However those unhappy with the overall standings were not going to make it easy for the sprinters...

Medical Report and withdrawals Giro d'Italia 2024 | Final Update

Throughout the Giro d'Italia, there will be many riders to withdraw from the race, for several different reasons. We make a list of all riders who leave the Corsa Rosa, as well as list out a few of the main crashes that take place during the race. Stage 1No riders have abandoned the race on it's fir...