Belgian cyclist Lambrecht dies after crash

Lotto-Soudal cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died following a crash at the Tour of Poland. The 22-year-old Belgian – a teammate of top Australian rider Caleb Ewan – fell in the final 100km of the third stage and was taken to hospital after being resuscitated, according to race organisers. cyclingCredit:AP But his team confirmed he passed away on Monday. Lotto-Soudal tweeted: […]

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A race to save professional cycling from itself

If you watch professional cycling at all, you probably tune in once a year to the Tour de France. During those three weeks in July, fans can watch the best riders in the world glide along the winding roads of the French countryside, vying for supremacy at the front of a long, sinuous peloton.But behind this carefully orchestrated European travelogue […]

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Ewan edged out in Tour de France stage 10 sprint

Belgium's Wout Van Aert has won Stage 10 of the Tour de France in a sprint to the line, edging out Australia's Caleb Ewan and Michael Matthews, who finished third and fourth respectively. Italian rider Elia Viviani finished second ahead of Lotto-Soudal's Ewan and Team Sunweb's Matthews in Monday's Saint-Flour to Albi stage. Wout Van Aert.Credit:AP Julian Alaphilippe of France […]

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Chris Froome: I’m lucky to be alive after crash

Chris Froome has admitted he is lucky to be alive after speaking for the first time since his horror cycling accident. The four-time Tour de France winner crashed at nearly 35mph during his fourth-stage reconnaissance of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday. Lying in his hospital bed, Froome also paid tribute to cycling fans following his life-threatening crash. We’ll tell […]

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Giro d’Italia 2019: Richard Carapaz closes in on victory as Esteban Chaves claims emotional stage 19

Esteban Chaves ended his year-long wait for a victory with an emotional stage 19 success at the Giro d’Italia, as Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz closed in on a surprise win of the pink jersey.  Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus last season and took an eight-month break from cycling, but the Colombian showed his renowned bravery to attack multiple times […]

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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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