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Astana Women's Team extends contracts with Arlenis Sierra and another three Latin American riders

Rider Arlenis Sierra has extended her contract with Astana Women's Team. The Cuban will continue leading the squad in the upcoming season. Read more...


Esteban Chaves returns to racing at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Mitchelton-Scott's Esteban Chaves has confirmed his return to racing after struggling with health issues in 2018. The Colombian will appear at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Read more...


Sara Penton extends deal with Team Virtu Cycling

Team Virtu Cycling Women has extended the contract of Sara Penton. The former Swedish national champion will stay at the squad at least until the end of 2019. Read more...


Mark Renshaw breaks pelvis in training accident: It could have been much worse

Team Dimension Data's Mark Renshaw will miss the first part of his 2019 season due to a pelvic fracture caused by a training accident. Read more...


Team Sky goes back to black in 2019

Team Sky has unveiled its kit for the 2019 season. The British squad will return to the colour black after an entire year sporting a white kit. Read more...


Louise Norman Hansen extends deal with Team Virtu

Team Virtu Cycling Women has confirmed the contract extension for Louise Norman Hansen. The rider will stay in the Danish formation at least until the end of 2019. Read more...


Zdenek Stybar returns to cyclocross in December

Quick-Step Floors' Zdenek Stybar is set to take part in cyclocross events in December. The rider is multiple world and national champion in the discipline. Read more...


Burgos-BH to start late 2019 season to focus on anti-doping measures

Burgos-BH has decided to skip the first competitions of the 2019 season in order to focus on a project to fight the use of doping. Read more...


Mikel Landa: "I would like to ride the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France"

Mikel Landa would want to start at the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in his second year at Movistar. Read more...


Virtu Cycling extends contract with Trine Schmidt

Team Virtu Cycling has announced the contract extension of Trine Schmidt. The Danish rider will stay at the formation until the end of 2019. Read more...


Team Dimension Data partners with Assos of Switzerland from 2019

Team Dimension Data has confirmed Assos of Switzerland as the technical cycling apparel partner for the team from 2019. Read more...


Amstel Gold Race wants Mathieu van der Poel in 2019 edition of the race

The Amstel Gold Race would want Dutch road champion Mathieu van der Poel to start in the 2019 edition of the race. Read more...


Fortuneo-Samsic to become Arkea-Samsic in 2019

Fortuneo-Samsic will change its name for the 2019 season due to a change of title sponsor. The French team will be known as Arkea-Samsic. Read more...


Team Sky's Philip Deignan announces retirement at 35

After 14 years in the professional peloton, Philip Deignan has announced his retirement. The Irish rider finishes his career after five years in Team Sky. Read more...


AG2R La Mondiale rules out Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double for Romain Bardet

AG2R La Mondiale has confirmed that Romain Bardet will focus solely on the Tour de France, ruling out the possibility of also doing the Giro d'Italia. Read more...


Ruta del Sol to have all-round route for 2019 edition

The next edition of the Ruta del Sol, also known as the Vuelta Andalucia, will be held from the 20th to the 24th of February and will have a route that suits several types of rider Read more...


David Belda sparks controversy by starting in trail running events despite doping ban

David Belda, former rider of Burgos-BH, has defended himself against accusations of sports people because of his participation in trail running events in his native Spain. Read more...


Juan Jose Lobato aims for WorldTour return: I want to finish what was left unfinished

Nippo-Vini-Fantini's Juan Jose Lobato has the target to continue improving his shape in the 2019 season to prove himself that he can be in his WorldTour level once more. Read more...


Alejandro Valverde is confirmed for 2019 Dwars door Vlaanderen

Movistar's Alejandro Valverde is set to start in the 2019 edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen. Read more...


Mathieu van der Poel continues winning streak in Koksijde

Mathieu van der Poel has taken his third victory in a row at the Cyclocross World Cup. The Dutchman crossed the finish line ahead of Wout van Aert and Toon Aerts Read more...


Retiring riders - Giorgia Bronzini: A prolific sprinter becomes a sports director

Giorgia Bronzini announced her retirement a few months ago and she's ready to tackle her new position as sports director at Trek-Segafredo. Read more...


Sam Bennett receives Irish awards for 2018 season

Sam Bennet has won the International Performance of the Year at the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards. Read more...


Euskadi-Murias applies for 2019 Tour de France wildcard

Euskadi-Murias has been given the green light to do the pre-inscription for the Tour de France. Read more...


David Lopez finishes professional career: Sky took the decision of betting on younger riders and I was left out

Team Sky's David Lopez is set to retire at the end of 2018. The Spaniard finishes his professional career after 14 years in the professional peloton. Read more...


Jip van den Bos extends contract with Boels-Dolmans

Boels-Dolmans has confirmed the contract extension of Jip van den Bos. The Dutch rider has already been focusing on her 2019 season after an early finish of the current one. Read more...


Team Sunweb's Tom Stamsnijder retires at 33

Team Sunweb has announced the retirement of Tom Stamsnijder. A persistent injury puts an end to the career of the Dutchman. Read more...


Paterna to hold the start of Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana's last stage and women's race

The Spanish city of Paterna is set to be the start of the last stage of the 2019 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and of the first edition of the women's Vuelta CV. Read more...


Bizkaia-Durango parts ways with Euskadi-Murias

Bizkaia-Durango will part ways with men's team Euskadi-Murias from the 2019 season. The Spanish formation will continue being part of the women's peloton with independent support. Read more...


Allan Peiper and Neil Stephens join UAE Team Emirates as sports directors

UAE Team Emirates has announced the signings of Allan Peiper and Neil Stephens as Sports Directors for the 2019 season. Read more...


Romain Bardet considers making Giro d'Italia debut in 2019

AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet is considering to ride the Giro d'Italia along with the Tour de France in the 2019 season. Read more...


Wout van Aert set to start talks with LottoNL-Jumbo for 2019 deal

Wout van Aert is set to start conversations with LottoNL-Jumbo later in the month to get to a new agreement on his future. Read more...


Tour Colombia confirms participation of Vincenzo Nibali and Miguel Angel Lopez for 2019

The Colombian Cycling Federation has confirmed the participation of Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali and Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez in the Tour Colombia. Read more...


E3 Harelbeke becomes E3 BinckBank Classic in 2019

The E3 Harelbeke has presented its 2019 edition and change of name. From the next season, the race will be known as the E3 BinckBank Classic. Read more...


Andre Cardoso defends his innocence in an open letter: For the record, sample B was negative

Andre Cardoso has released a statement to defend his innocence after the UCI imposed on him a four-year ban for an anti-doping rule violation. Read more...


Elia Viviani: Milano-Sanremo is the only monument that I can win

Quick-Step Floors' Elia Viviani will have Milano-Sanremo as one of his main goals for the 2019 season. Read more...


Astana Women's Team to include six Kazakh riders for 2019 season

Astana Women's Team will have six Kazakh riders for the 2019 season. Three new riders will join the three Kazakhs that were already in the squad in the past season. Read more...


Pieter Vanspeybrouck and Jerome Baugnies extend contracts with Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Belgian riders Pieter Vanspeybrouck and Jerome Baugnies have extended their contracts with Wanty-Groupe Gobert until the end of 2019 and 2020, respectively. Read more...


BMW becomes new Official Car Partner of Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step has announced that BMW is becoming the new Official Car Partner of the team. The agreement starts running in 2019. Read more...


Tom Dumoulin unsure of Tour de France participation: The Giro d'Italia is much better for me

Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin has shown doubts about his participation at the 2019 edition of the Tour de France. Read more...


Stig Broeckx is back on the bike: I have been looking forward to this very much

In which can be considered a miracle, Stig Broeckx is back on his bike. Read more...


Elia Viviani and Iljo Keisse win Six Days of Ghent

Elia Viviani and Iljo Keisse have won the Six Days of Ghent. The duo rode under the Deuceuninck-Quick-Step banner at the week in Belgium. Read more...


Max Sciandri: We have to make Nairo Quintana regain his confidence

Max Sciandri will be one of the Sports Directors of Movistar for the 2019 season and he's already looking at the things that can be done at the team for the upcoming campaign. Read more...


Mathieu van der Poel takes the victory in Tabor

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) has won his second race in a row at the Cyclocross World Cup. Read more...


Lucinda Brand wins in Tabor: I'm super happy with my first world cup win

Team Sunweb's Lucinda Brand has taken her first world cup victory in Tabor, Czech Republic. Read more...


Julian Alaphilippe to start 2019 season at Vuelta a San Juan and Tour Colombia

Julian Alaphilippe is set to start his 2019 season in South America. The Frenchman's two first races will be the Vuelta a San Juan and the Tour Colombia. Read more...


Mitchelton-Scott announces 10-women squad for 2019

Mitchelton-Scott has announced its complete roster for the 2019 season. Ten riders will wear the colours of the Australian team at the upcoming season. Read more...


Sebastian Mora completes Caja Rural-Seguros RGA's roster for 2019

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has announced the signing of Sebastian Mora. Read more...


Euskadi-Murias to face 2019 with 20 riders

Euskadi-Murias has announced a roster of 20 riders for the 2019 season. Read more...


Mitchelton-Scott confirms 25-rider squad for 2019 season

Mitchelton-Scott has confirmed a 25-rider men's squad for the 2019 season. Read more...


UCI imposes four-year ban on Andre Cardoso

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced a four-year ban for Andre Cardoso because of an anti-doping rule violation. Read more...


Wout Van Aert is allowed to look for a new team for 2019

The Union Cycliste Internationale has given a green light to Wout Van Aert to start negotiations with a new team for 2019. Read more...


Thomas De Gendt wants to ride all Grand Tours in 2019

Lotto Soudal's Thomas De Gendt has already his eyes set on the 2019 season and he has the objective of riding all three Grand Tours. Read more...


William Holowesko is the sixth and last signing of Hagens Berman Axeon for 2019

Hagens Berman Axeon has confirmed its last signing for the 2019 season: William 'Liam' Holowesko. Read more...


Conor Dunne ends team hunt by signing with Israel Cycling Academy

Conor Dunne has signed with Israel Cycling Academy for the 2019 season. Read more...


Manzana Postobon confirms Jhonatan Restrepo as last signing for 2019

Manzana Postobon has confirmed the signing of Jhonatan Restrepo. After three seasons at the World Tour, the Colombian goes to a team of his country. Read more...


Diego Ochoa becomes the seventh signing of Manzana Postobon for 2019 season

Diego Ochoa has been announced at the seventh signing for Manzana Postobon ahead of the 2019 season. Read more...


Claudia Koster inks deal with WNT-Rotor

Claudia Koster has been announced as the final signing for WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling for the 2019 season. Read more...


Arctic Race of Norway to include new mountain finish in 2019

The route of the Arctic Race of Norway has been presented and will feature an all-new mountaintop finish at Storheia Summit. Read more...


Kenny De Ketele starts at Six Days of Ghent with four broken ribs

Road and track cyclist Kenny De Ketele is set to start at the Six Days of Ghent and he will ride at 't Kuipke velodrome with four broken ribs. Read more...


Bryan Gomez completes sprint trident of Manzana Postobon for 2019 season

Manzana Postobon has confirmed Bryan Gomez as the third sprinter signed for the 2019 season. Read more...


New Zealand champion Georgia Williams extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott

Georgia Williams has confirmed the contract extension with Mitchelton-Scott. Read more...


Mario Gonzalez steps up to ProContinental level with Euskadi-Murias

Euskadi-Murias has inked a deal with Mario Gonzalez. The Spanish rider makes the move from the Continental Team Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira. Read more...


Tim Heemskerk joins performance staff of LottoNL-Jumbo

Former mountain bike coach Tim Heemskerk is set to join the performance staff of LottoNL-Jumbo. Read more...


Marie-Soleil Blais inks deal with Astana Women's Team

Astana Women's Team has announced the signing of Marie-Soleil Blais. The Canadian rider is the first new signing for the 2019 season. Read more...


Luis Carlos Chia arrives to Manzana Postobon to be part of a fast trident

Manzana Postobon has signed Luis Carlos Chia for the 2019 season. The Colombian rider was a stagiaire at the team in 2017. Read more...


Marcel Kittel: I don't regret leaving Quick-Step

Katusha-Alpecin's Marcel Kittel has just finished a season in which his top form didn't show. Read more...


Caja Rural-Seguros RGA inks deal with Sergei Chernetski

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has announced the signing of Sergei Chernetski. The Russian rider inks a deal with the Spanish formation after spending two seasons at Astana Pro Team. Read more...


Rigoberto Uran will also start 2019 season at Tour Colombia

EF Education First's Rigoberto Uran has announced that he will also start his season at the Tour Colombia. Read more...


CHAPTER2 becomes frame supplier of Bigla Team

Bigla team, currently known as Cervelo-Bigla, has announced CHAPTER2 as the official frame supplier for the 2019 season. Read more...


Sean Quinn and Kevin Vermaerke sign with Hagens Berman Axeon

Hagens Berman Axeon has announced the signings of Sean Quinn and Kevin Vermaerke. Read more...


Luke Durbridge extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott: I have grown up with this team

Luke Durbridge has extended his contract with Mitchelton-Scott. The two-time Australian champion will remain at the formation at least until 2020. Read more...


Andrea Tafi finds team to ride Paris-Roubaix at 52

Former rider Andrea Tafi has confirmed that he has found a team to ride the next edition of Paris-Roubaix. Read more...


Manzana Postobon confirms signing of Carlos Julian Quintero

Manzana-Postobon has confirmed the signing of Carlos Julian Quintero. The Colombian rider makes the move after one season in the Continental Team Orgullo Paisa. Read more...


CPA has enough of doping control incidents: Riders have been tested on their wedding day or at funerals

The Association of Professional Cyclists (Cyclistes Professionnels Associes, CPA) has reacted to the doping control episode of Pieter Serry at the Belgian Gala of the Flandrien. Read more...


Rik Verbrugghe becomes coach of Belgian national team

The Belgian Cycling Federation has announced that Rik Verbrugghe will take charge of coaching the elite and the U23 national selections. Read more...


Chris Froome confirms participation in Tour Colombia

Chris Froome (Team Sky) has confirmed his participation at the Tour Colombia, formerly known as Colombia Oro y Paz, next February. Read more...


Andrey Zeits extends contract with Astana for one more season

Astana Pro Team has confirmed the contract extension of Andrey Zeits. The most experienced Kazakh rider will stay at the team for the 2019 season. Read more...


Alexander Kristoff: I won't have any problems with Fernando Gaviria

The Norwegian rider doesn't think there will be any conflicts with the Colombian. Read more...


Pieter Serry misses Flandrien Gala due to doping control: I feel like a prisoner with an ankle monitor

The Belgian Gala of the Flandrien was ruined for Quick-Step Floors' Pieter Serry by the doping control inspectors. Read more...


Damien Howson extends deal with Mitchelton-Scott for two more years

Mitchelton-Scott has announced the contract extension of Damien Howson. The Australian has been a key rider in the support of the general classification riders in Grand Tours. Read more...


Remco Evenepoel to start WorldTour adventure with short calendar

Quick-Step Floors' Remco Evenepoel will start his first season at the WorldTour by riding not much more than 55 days. Read more...


Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish to start 2019 at Vuelta a San Juan

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) are set to start their 2019 seasons in the Vuelta a San Juan. Read more...


Petr Vakoc aims to return to racing in 100 days: I am working hard to get back to the level where I used to be

Quick-Step Floors' Petr Vakoc is set to return to racing in 100 days. The Czech rider missed the entire 2018 season due to a crash in South Africa. Read more...


Manzana Postobon welcomes eight riders for 2019 season

Manzana Postobón is preparing to face its third year in the Professional Continental level by strengthening its roster with fresh faces. Read more...


Burgos-BH could face suspension due to doping cases

Following the sentence of the anti-doping rule violation of Ibai Salas, the UCI's Disciplinary Commision is due to take a decision on a suspension of the formation. Read more...


Lara Vieceli inks deal with WNT Rotor Pro Cycling

WNT Rotor Pro Cycling has announced the signing of Lara Vieceli. The Italian has spent the past two seasons at Astana Women's Team. Read more...


Mathieu van der Poel keeps European cyclocross title: I am very happy that I can wear this jersey again

Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel has taken the victory at the European Championships of cyclocross. This is the second European title in a row for the rider. Read more...


Alejandro Valverde wins TDF Saitama Criterium: My first victory with the rainbow jersey

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has taken the victory at the Le Tour de France Saitama Criterium. Read more...


Chris Froome: It is not a secret that I would love to win a fifth Tour de France

Team Sky's Chris Froome hasn't decided yet his complete calendar for the 2019 season but has hinted that all the focus will be set on taking his fifth Tour de France victory. Read more...


UCI's David Lappartient presses for a longer La Course and a women's Paris-Roubaix

Union Cycliste Internationale's president David Lappartient has confirmed that the ASO is working on extending La Course into a ten-day race. Read more...


Short news roundup: Annemiek van Vleuten, Chris Froome, Jakob Egholm

The short news of the day includes a contract extension at Mitchelton-Scott, Chris Froome's South American racing and a signing at Hagens Berman Axeon. Read more...


Dutch rider Marjolein van 't Geloof signs with Ale-Cipollini

Ale-Cipollini has announced the signing of Marjolein van 't Geloof. The Dutch rider arrives to the Italian formation after one season in Lotto Soudal Ladies. Read more...


Trek-Segafredo unveils 2019 kits for men's and women's teams

Trek-Segafredo has shown the kits for both of its teams for the 2019 season at the London Roleur Classic. Read more...


Lachlan Morton returns to EF Education First

After two seasons at Dimension Data, Lachlan Morton has signed with EF Education First for the 2019 season. Read more...


Alex Edmondson extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott: I am looking to keep developing

Alex Edmondson has extended his contract with Mitchelton-Scott for two more seasons. The Australian champion started his professional career at the team in 2016. Read more...


Darwin Atapuma inks deal with Cofidis

French team Cofidis has announced the signing of Darwin Atapuma. The Colombian rider inked a deal with the formation for the 2019 season. Read more...


Giro d'Italia 2019 - Elia Viviani: It looks like my dream Giro

Elia Viviani was present at the presentation of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. The rider sees good possibilities for the next Corsa Rosa. Read more...


Giro d'Italia 2019 - Chris Froome: It can be won only by a complete rider

The winner of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, Chris Froome, was one of the guests to the presentation of the 2019 edition of the race. Read more...


Giro d'Italia 2019 features three individual time trials and legendary climbs

The 2019 edition of the Giro d'Italia will be entirely in Italy, with the exception of a short visit to San Marino, and will include three individual time trials. Read more...


Erica Magnaldi inks deal with WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling

Erica Magnaldi has signed a contract with WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling for the 2019 season. The Italian makes the move after spending one year at Bepink. Read more...


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