» Kristoff angry with Venturini in Tour of Oman sprint
20/02/19 02:48 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Having won on the opening stage and finished second on stage 2, Alexander Kristoff ( UAE Team Emirates ) was the favourite for stage 4 of the Tour of Oman on Tuesday but was left frustrated by what he felt was a dangerous sprint by Cleme...

» Colbrelli: I feel ready to win a big Classic
20/02/19 01:40 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The long guttural roar let out by Sonny Colbrelli as he crossed the finish line on stage 4 of the Tour of Oman showed just how much victory meant to him. It was the first of the season for him and also his Bahrain-Merida team and, amid s...

» Erik Zabel: Disc brakes can be the difference between winning and losing
20/02/19 01:25 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Disc brakes can make the difference between winning and losing, according to Erik Zabel , and the German is doing his best to make sure that Katusha-Alpecin is on the winning side. Zabel joined the team as their performance manager over ...

» Sunweb target UAE Tour title with Tom Dumoulin and Kelderman
19/02/19 23:24 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Team Sunweb will take a dual-pronged approach to the inaugural UAE Tour as they target the general classification with Tom Dumoulin and Wilco Kelderman. The team also has their eyes set on early success with the team time trial on stage ...

» Van Avermaet: I was too honest and left a gap for Colbrelli
19/02/19 23:12 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Sonny Colbrelli, lapping up the applause on the podium after stage 4 of the Tour of Oman , described him as a ‘gentleman’, but Greg Van Avermaet was finding that being a nice guy was scant consolation for finishing last. As they charged ...

» Jesus Herrada in the hunt for Tour of Oman title
19/02/19 20:20 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Jesús Herrada ( Cofidis ) finished fourth overall at last year’s Tour of Oman , and on Sunday he propelled himself into the battle for the 2019 title with second place on the uphill finish in Qurayyat on stage 3.    Alexey Lutsenko (Asta...

» Women's Zwift KISS Super League esports racing kicks off in Koblenz
19/02/19 14:57 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
With the men's pro competition having been up and running since January 23, the women's KISS Super League – esports racing on virtual racing and training app Zwift – now begins on Tuesday, and promises to be just as exciting with seven w...

» New Colombia-backed Team Sky very unlikely, says Dave Brailsford
19/02/19 12:50 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
According to a report in Marca , Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford has told Colombian journalists that any agreement between him and a Colombian backer for 2020 is "very unlikely". Team Sky will lose their major sponsor at the end of th...

» Classics stars relish crosswinds chaos at Tour of Oman
19/02/19 08:00 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The Tour of Oman is widely used by Classics riders to prepare for the spring campaign, with the 'opening weekend' of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne just over a week away. Greg Van Avermaet , Niki Terpstra , Alexey Lutsen...

» Tour of Oman: Stage 3 highlights - Video
19/02/19 06:58 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Stage 3 of the Tour of Oman saw the peloton shattered by crosswinds and further reduced by a sharp climb near the end of the 195km stage to Qurayyat. It was Alexey Lutsenko ( Astana ) who proved to be the strongest, powering away to back...

» Helen Wyman retires from professional cyclo-cross
19/02/19 06:39 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Britain's Helen Wyman has announced her retirement from professional racing, ending her 15-year cyclo-cross and road racing career but promising to stay in the sport and help promote women's and grassroots participation. 36-year-old Wyma...

» Lance Armstrong to feature in ESPN film series
19/02/19 04:11 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The US sports network ESPN will feature Lance Armstrong in an upcoming episode of its 30 for 30 film series, and in an interview with KXAN in Austin this weekend, Armstrong spoke about the filming process, saying he was not sure how he w...

» Salas has biological passport ban overturned by Spanish authorities
19/02/19 03:42 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Spanish rider Ibai Salas has had his long-term ban for a biological passport offence overturned by a court in Spain. Salas was handed a three-year and nine-month ban last October and fined €3,000, by the Spanish anti-doping authorities, ...

» Lutsenko: I'm even stronger than last year at Tour of Oman
19/02/19 02:58 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Alexey Lutsenko ( Astana ) was on flying form at last year's Tour of Oman , finishing third on two of the early stages before finishing second on Green Mountain to claim the overall title. This year, he's going even better, and on Monday...

» Van Avermaet 'super happy' with individual and team display on frenetic Oman stage
19/02/19 00:11 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Greg Van Avermaet ( CCC Team ) received confirmation of his pre-Classics form with third place on the uphill finish on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman , on a day when crosswinds gave the peloton a true workout. The Belgian ultimately had to ...

» Van Avermaet ‘super happy’ with individual and team display on frenetic Oman stage
19/02/19 00:10 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Greg Van Avermaet ( CCC Team ) received confirmation of his pre-Classics form with third place on the uphill finish on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman , on a day when crosswinds gave the peloton a true workout. The Belgian ultimately had to ...

» Atapuma: My time at UAE wasn’t good, but I can get back to my old level at Cofidis
18/02/19 23:31 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
After an absence of more than six months, Darwin Atapuma is back pinning on race numbers this week at the Tour of Oman , threading the pins through the red jersey of Cofidis , in which he hopes he can reignite his career after a rough co...

» Lutsenko stamps early authority on Tour of Oman - Stage 2 highlights
18/02/19 20:52 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) laid down the foundations for the defence of his Tour of Oman title on Sunday, taking victory in Al Bustan on stage 2 . The Kazakh rider took a clear victory over stage 1 winner Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emira...

» O'Connor abandons Tour of Oman with fever
18/02/19 19:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Ben O'Connor ( Dimension Data ) has abandoned the Tour of Oman through illness. The Australian suffered a fever after stage 2 on Sunday and did not take to the start of stage 3 in Shati Al Qurum on Monday morning. O'Connor, who will take...

» Kittel shows further signs of improvement at Clasica de Almeria
18/02/19 16:52 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Marcel Kittel ( Katusha-Alpecin ) has already bagged what was his first race victory for 11 months at the Trofeo Palma earlier this month, and came very close to taking a second win at the Clasica de Almeria on Sunday , where he was just...

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