Yates criticised after Giro time trial

Sir Bradley Wiggins has admitted he is "baffled" by Simon Yates' time-trial nightmare, which dramatically reduced his chances of winning this year's Giro d'Italia. The British racer, riding for Australian team Michelton-Scott, is now 5:26 minutes behind race leader Valerio Conti and more than three and a half off favourite Primo Roglic after Sunday's stage to San Marino, which Yates […]

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Giro d’Italia 2019: Caleb Ewan wins sprint on stage eight as Valerio Conti retains pink jersey

Caleb Ewan had been running his rivals close in several stages already in this 2019 Giro d’Italia, and the Australian sprinter finally grabbed a valuable victory of his own on stage eight with an impressive finish in Pesaro. Ewan was devastated to be left out of Mitchelton-Scott’s 2018 Tour de France team as they prioritised their general classification hopes, and left his native team […]

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Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Yorkshire’s cycling love affair set to be tested by the unblushing arrival of Team Ineos

Chris Froome had skirted around the question all day. From the official launch of Team Ineos in a picturesque Yorkshire Dales pub on Wednesday morning, to the pre-race press conference in Leeds Civic Hall later that evening, Froome refused to be drawn on the apparent hypocrisy of a cycling team sponsored by a petrochemicals giant. In the end it was […]

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Philippe Gilbert tames the cobbles to win Paris-Roubaix

Roubaix: Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert claimed his fourth Monument on Sunday, mastering the cobbles to win the Paris-Roubaix. Belgian Philippe Gilbert, riding for Deceuninck–Quick-Step, claims the ‘Hell of the North’.Credit:AP The former world champion, who has won the Tour of Lombardy twice, the Tour of Flanders and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, beat German Nils Politt (Katusha) in a sprint finish in the […]

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Pope Francis warns cycling over ‘doping, dishonesty and corruption’ at Annual Congress of the European Cycling Union

Pope Francis has issued a warning to the sport of cycling over “doping, dishonesty and corruption”.  Speaking at the Annual Congress of the European Cycling Union, the pontiff praised cycling as a discipline which promotes “virtues such as patience, integrity, altruism and team spirit. In road cycling we can see how the whole team works together during races.” But he […]

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