» 2018 season will be the last for Jeremy Roy - News Shorts
24/02/18 10:15 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Loyal to FDJ for 16 years, Jérémy Roy announced today that 2018 will be his last season in the pro cycling peloton, according to a press release from the team. "It never is a simple choice, but I've decided 2018 will be my last season," ...

» Gilbert points to Molenberg as key climb in new Omloop het Nieuwsblad course
24/02/18 08:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
"Time flies…time flies." Philippe Gilbert  ( Quick-Step Floors ) wondered where a decade had gone as he looked ahead to Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad . The race holds a special place in the Belgian's heart as his first Classics victor...

» Viviani consolidates points lead as Abu Dhabi summit finish looms
24/02/18 07:26 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Sprinters hold the top-seven general classification spots after three stages at the Abu Dhabi Tour , with Elia Viviani ( Quick-Step Floors ) leading Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb) by three seconds, ...

» Van Avermaet: It's more difficult for me without Sagan
24/02/18 06:05 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
While almost all the world's top Classics riders are in Belgium this weekend for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne , there's one glaring absentee in Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe ). Some might breathe a sigh of relief at not...

» Dowsett settles into new role in Kittel lead-out train
24/02/18 05:25 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
During his time at Movistar, Alex Dowsett ’s strengths as a rouleur meant that he was often placed on bodyguard duty on flat stages, shielding and shepherding men like Nairo Quintana in the body of the peloton. At Katusha-Alpecin , the B...

» Bauhaus lays foundations with Abu Dhabi Tour victory
24/02/18 04:15 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Phil Bauhaus wasn't being rude when he gazed off over the heads of the journalists who gathered around him in the press tent after stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour , he simply wanted to get a proper look at his win on the television screen ...

» Kittel: Today was the first day where I felt normal again
24/02/18 03:50 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Marcel Kittel’ s broad smile was already growing a little more uneasy by the time a group of reporters gathered around the German sprinter in the moments after stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour . After a frustrating start to life in the red ...

» Abu Dhabi Tour: Stage 3 highlights - Video
24/02/18 02:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Phil Bauhaus ( Team Sunweb ) took some big scalps with a surprise victory on stage 3 of the Abu Dhabi Tour . The German had to be separated from compatriot Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) by a photo finish, but was eventually declared th...

» Klier: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is all about suffering
24/02/18 01:47 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday 25, Cyclingnews will have full live coverage of the men’s races at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne , from start to finish, here . Sep Vanmarcke will lead the line for EF Education First...

» Mark Cavendish on course for Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo despite Abu Dhabi crash
23/02/18 23:21 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Mark Cavendish (D imension Data ) remains likely to participate at both Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo despite suffering a concussion when he crashed in the neutralised zone of stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour . Although Cavendish rem...

» Sergeant: Opening weekend is the real start of the new season
23/02/18 22:00 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday 25, Cyclingnews will have full live coverage of the men’s races at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne , from start to finish, here . Lotto Soudal head into the ‘opening weekend’ of Omloop ...

» Lobato given second chance by Nippo-Vini Fantini
23/02/18 21:00 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Juan Jose Lobato has been given the chance to rescue his cycling career after signing an agreement with Italian squad Nippo Vini Fantini. The Spaniard was fired from LottoNL-Jumbo in December after taking sleep medication at a training c...

» Kwiatkowski shrugs off Grand Tour talk to focus on one-day targets
23/02/18 20:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
When it comes to Michal Kwiatkowski  ( Team Sky ) targeting Grand Tours and stage races the question appears to have always been a matter of ‘when rather than if’ but the Team Sky all-rounder remains firmly focused on achieving his one-d...

» Pedersen rediscovers love of cycling with Aqua Blue Sport
23/02/18 15:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
At 20, life could hardly get any better for Casper Pedersen with the Dane fast-tracked into the Olympic track programme and selected for the 2016 Rio games. The 2014 Paris–Roubaix Juniors runner-up had cemented his place in the team purs...

» Mitchelton-Scott name opening weekend squad
23/02/18 12:40 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Australian WorldTour team Mitchelton-Scott has named its team for the 'opening weekend' combo of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne . Italian Matteo Trentin will take on a leadership role in his first classics campaign with...

» Paris-Nice attracts strong start list for 2018
23/02/18 11:30 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
The 74th edition of Paris-Nice will feature a strong start list of general classification riders, stage hunters and sprinters. Race organisers ASO have confirmed team leaders for the 18 WorldTour and four Pro Continental squads that will...

» Moschetti scores Polartec-Kometa's first win
23/02/18 08:48 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Italian U23 road champion Matteo Moschetti scored Polartec-Kometa 's first win of the season Thursday at the Tour of Antalya, outsprinitng Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia) and Konrad Gessner (Leopard Pro Cycling) on the rai...

» Blaak to debut rainbow jersey at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
23/02/18 07:45 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
Chantal Blaak will begin her season as the new world champion at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The Dutchwoman will lead a always-strong Boels Dolmans team in an attempt to win the classics opener. "I love the spring races and I thin...

» Tom Boonen signs on as advisor with Lotto Soudal
23/02/18 06:51 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
After spending nearly his entire career with Patrick Lefevere's Quick-Step squad, Tom Boonen has signed on to work with the rival Belgian squad Lotto Soudal as an advisor and ambassador to its "Captains of Cycling" supporters programme, ...

» Schmidt ready to win in 2018 with Katusha-Alpecin
23/02/18 06:35 from Cyclingnews News Headlines
A talented and successful rider in the junior and U23 ranks, Mads Wurtz Schmidt already had two professional wins prior to joining the WorldTour ranks via Katusha-Alpecin in 2017. Now into his second year with the Swiss squad, the 23-yea...

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