R 2018

Region: EUR
Category: 2.2
Start date: 2018-05-20
End date: 2018-05-27
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David Belda suspended for four years

Spanish cyclist David Belda has received a suspension of four years after failing a doping test in the spring of 2017. Read more...

EF Education First sends versatile line-up to Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Team EF Education First will face Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege with a strong line-up including riders like Lawson Craddock, Rigoberto Uran and Michael Woods. Read more...

Fernando Gaviria returns to competition in Tour de Romandie

Quick-Step Floors' Fernando Gaviria will return to action at the Tour de Romandie. The rider is back on the road after missing the Classics season. Read more...

All eyes on Jelle Vanendert at Liege-Bastogne-Liege after surprise result at Fleche Wallonne

After a surprising third place at the Fleche Wallonne, Belgian Jelle Vanendert of Lotto Soudal is set to deliver another good result at Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. Read more...

Dimension Data plays two cards in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Dimension Data is ready to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege with two main riders: Serge Pauwels and Tom-Jelte Slagter. Read more...

Vincenzo Nibali to start in Liege-Bastogne-Liege: This is a race I've always dreamed of winning

Vincenzo Nibali will be one of the cards for Bahrain-Merida to play in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Read more...

Richie Porte to lead BMC Racing Team in Tour de Romandie

Richie Porte will be back to defend his title of the Tour de Romandie and will team up with Tejay Van Garderen in the lead of BMC Racing Team. Read more...

Mark Padun wins last stage of Tour of the Alps, Thibaut Pinot takes overall victory

Mark Padun (Bahrain-Merida) has won the last stage of the 2018 Tour of the Alps. The rider took the victory thanks to a last kilometre attack while Thibaut Pinot won the GC. Read more...

Roman Kreuziger leads Mitchelton-Scott's aspirations at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Roman Kreuziger will be in charge of leading Mitchelton-Scotts aspirations in the last Classic of the season, Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Read more...

Annemiek van Vleuten and Amanda Spratt ready to face Liege-Bastogne-Liege

The women's team of Mitchelton-Scott will have two cards to play at Liege-Bastogne-Liege with both Annemiek van Vleuten and Amanda Spratt ready to fight for the victory. Read more...

Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert captain Quick-Step Floors at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert will be the leaders of Quick-Step Floors in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Read more...

Dylan Teuns aims for top-ten result in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

BMC Racing Team starts in Liege-Bastogne-Liege with the leadership of Dylan Teuns, who will want to achieve his first top-ten result at the race. Read more...

BeNe Ladies Tour announces teams for 2018 edition

The BeNe Ladies Tour has announced the 27 teams that will take part in the race, which will have a route in the Netherlands and Belgium. Read more...

Marco Haller gets hit by car in Austria: My bike was completely destroyed and my knee as well

Katusha-Alpecin's Marco Haller has been hit by a car in Austria while training. The rider will be out of competition for months. Read more...

Romain Bardet optimistic ahead of Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Romain Bardet is set to lead AG2R La Mondiale at the upcoming edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Read more...

Canyon-SRAM unveils line-up for Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Canyon-SRAM has unveiled a strong line-up for the second edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, with Kasia Niewiadoma aiming to improve from last year's third place. Read more...

Luis Leon Sanchez wins 4th stage in Tour of the Alps, Thibaut Pinot retains GC lead

Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) has claimed the victory at the fourth stage of the Tour of the Alps. The Spaniard attacked in the last kilometres and crossed the finish line on his own. Read more...

BMC owner Andy Rihs loses fight against leukemia

Andy Rihs has passed away at the age of 75. He lost a long battle against leukemia. Read more...

Anna van der Breggen after 4th Fleche Wallonne victory: It’s not comparable to any other race

With her victory at the Fleche Wallonne, Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) took back the lead of the UCI Women's WorldTour. Read more...

Julian Alaphilippe after Fleche Wallonne victory: Everything was perfect today

Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe took his fourth victory of the season at the Fleche Wallone and with it, he also conquered his first classic race. Read more...

Strong Julian Alaphilippe conquers the Fleche Wallonne

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) has won the Fleche Wallonne. The Frenchman was the strongest on the last climb, beating Alejandro Valverde and Jelle Vanendert. Read more...

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio happy with second place at Fleche Wallonne Feminine

South African Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervelo Bigla) reached her best result to date in the Fleche Wallonne on Wednesday, by finishing second behind Anna van der Breggen. Read more...

O’Connor wins solo in Tour of the Alps, as Pinot takes the race lead

Ben O’Connor (Dimension Data) has won an attractive third stage in the Tour of the Alps. Read more...

Anna van der Breggen celebrates birthday with victory at Fleche Wallonne

Anna van der Breggen has taken the victory at the Fleche Wallonne. The rider of Boels-Dolmans crossed the finish line ahead of Ashleigh Moolman and Megan Guarnier. Read more...

Mark Cavendish makes early return to ride Tour de Yorkshire for the first time

Mark Cavendish is returning to racing sooner than expected at the Tour de Yorkshire. The rider of Dimension-Data will be starting in the race for the first time. Read more...

Colombian celebration at Tour of the Alps as Lopez wins stage and Sosa leads GC

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) has taken the victory of the second stage of the Tour of the Alps. The Colombian was the strongest at the uphill finish of the stage. Read more...

Quentin Pacher to lead Vital Concept in Fleche Wallonne

Vital Concept is ready to start in its seventh WorldTour race of the season, the Fleche Wallonne. Read more...

Bahrain-Merida puts trust in Gasparotto and Izagirre brothers in Fleche Wallonne

Bahrain-Merida will face the Fleche Wallonne with a selection of strong riders that can make the difference in the hard course. Read more...

Dylan Teuns feels motivated to play the lead role for BMC at Fleche Wallonne

Dylan Teuns will be the leader of BMC Racing Team in the Fleche Wallonne. The rider will try to improve from the 2017 edition of the race, in which he finished third. Read more...

Pello Bilbao dedicates victory to Michele Scarponi: He is always in our minds

Spaniard Pello Bilbao has won the first stage of the Tour of the Alps, an opportunity he took to honour the late Michele Scarponi. Read more...

Pello Bilbao takes first yellow jersey in Tour of the Alps

Pello Bilbao (Astana) has won the first stage of the Tour of the Alps. He attacked in the descent of the final climb and held off the chasers. Read more...

Team Sunweb aims for stage victories at Tour de Romandie

Team Sunweb will aim at stage victories in the Tour of Romandie with Michael Matthews, Laurens Ten Dam and Louis Vervaeke. Read more...

Patrick Lefevere: TV Motorbikes are deciding the race

Quick-Step Floors boss Patrick Lefevere criticized the behaviour of the motor riders at recent races. Read more...

Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe lead Quick-Step Floors at Fleche Wallonne

A squad led by Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe will tackle the upcoming Fleche Wallonne with the intentions of being in the front until the last moment. Read more...

Romain Bardet, Alexis Vuillermoz headline AG2R at Fleche Wallonne

AG2R La Mondiale will field a strong line-up for the upcoming Fleche Wallonne, which is set to take place on Wednesday. Read more...

Team Sunweb to play several cards at Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Team Sunweb is ready to face the next two Classics of the seasons with strong rosters that feature riders like Sam Oomen, Michael Matthews and Tom Dumoulin. Read more...

Team Sunweb unveils women's line-ups for Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Team Sunweb has announced its line-ups for the women's editions of the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Read more...

Michael Valgren: The Ardennes have a special place in my heart

Michael Valgren Andersen is one of the revelations of this season, with a victory in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and a fourth place in the Tour of Flanders. Read more...

Van Avermaet frustrated after Amstel Gold Race

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet could not hide his disappointment after failing to save his classics season at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. Read more...

Laporte conquers ribin roads in Tro Bro Léon

Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) won the Tro Bro Léon by a solo attack in the final 5 kilometres. Read more...

Victory for Michael Valgren at Amstel Gold Race

Astana's Michael Valgren has taken the victory of the Amstel Gold Race. The Dane launched a late attack and won the sprint of two against Roman Kreuziger. Read more...

Bora extends title sponsorship until 2021

Bora has extended its sponsorship for two more years. The German company will as such remain as first naming sponsor until 2021. Read more...

Dimension Data aims to improve from 2017 result at Amstel Gold Race

Dimension-Data will aim to improve from last year's fourth position in the Amstel Gold Race. The team will have several options to fight at the end of the day. Read more...

Vanmarcke, Uran and Woods to lead EF Education First in Ardennes Classics

Team EF Education First Drapac p/b Cannondale has unveiled its rider line-ups for the upcoming Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallonne. Read more...

Greg van Avermaet: It's very quiet from BMC's side

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet has yet to hear from BMC Racing Team about a possible contract extension. Read more...

Tour de France takes a look to the past to revamp jerseys

The four leader jerseys of the Tour de France will have a new look for the 2018 edition of the race. The new design is a celebration of the past of the race. Read more...

Philippe Gilbert aims for a fifth victory at Amstel Gold Race

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) will be back at the Amstel Gold Race to defend his title. Read more...

Fabio Felline misses Ardennes Classics

Trek-Segafredo's Fabio Felline has had to withdraw from the Ardennes Classics roster because he is still suffering from toxoplasmosis. Read more...

UAE Team Emirates ready for Ardennes Classics

UAE Team Emirates is ready to face the Ardennes Classics. Dan Martin, Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi will be the cards of the team for the one-day races. Read more...

Greg Van Avermaet to finish Classics season at Amstel Gold Race

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) will put a finish to his Classic season at the Amstel Gold Race. Read more...

Amstel Gold Race changes finale: 'You have to take riders out of their comfort zone'

Unlike the cobbled classics, the Ardennes classics have been about waiting and timing your effort in the final kilometres. Read more...

Delko Marseille-Provence KTM suspends Remy Di Gregorio

Team Delko Marseille-Provence KTM has reacted to the announcement of the UCI about the adverse analytical finding of the team's rider Remy Di Gregorio. Read more...

Tim Wellens victorious at Brabantse Pijl on an emotional day

Lotto Soudal's Tim Wellens has taken the victory at De Brabantse Pijl. A late attack gave the rider a gap big enough to cross the finish line on his own. Read more...

UCI: Adverse Analytical Finding for Remy di Gregorio

Cycling's global governing body UCI has announced that French rider Remy di Gregorio of Delko-Marseille Provence-KTM was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding of darbepoetin. Read more...

Ster ZLM Toer cancels 2018 edition

The 2018 edition of the Ster ZLM Toer has been cancelled following the withdrawal of several host towns. Read more...

AG2R La Mondiale ready to tackle Amstel Gold Race

Oliver Naesen is leading AG2R La Mondiale in the Amstel Gold Race. Read more...

Movistar's leaders for Tour de France hit the cobbles

The leaders of Movistar for the Tour de France have explored the cobblestone sectors that will be featured in the 2018 edition of the race. Read more...

Calmejane holds off peloton for the victory in Paris-Camembert

Lilian Calmejane has won Paris-Camembert with a solo-attack in the final 30 kilometres. Read more...

Stefan Küng successfully undergoes jaw surgery

BMC Racing Team's Stefan Küng has successfully undergone surgery on a broken jaw he sustained during Paris-Roubaix. The rider will be sidelined from five to six weeks. Read more...

La Vuelta favours Spanish teams in Wildcards election

La Vuelta has chosen the teams that will take part in the race along with the WorldTour squads. Four ProContinental teams have been invited to the 73rd edition of the race. Read more...

Confirmed line-ups for De Brabantse Pijl

The 58th edition of the Brabantse Pijl will take place on the 11th of April of 2018. Here's an overview of the line-ups that have been confirmed so far. Read more...

Sunweb to play several cards in Amstel Gold Race

Team Sunweb takes a versatile roster to the Amstel Gold Race with three candidates to fight for the victory. Read more...

Israel Cycling Academy confirms three riders for Giro d'Italia

Israel Cycling Academy has confirmed three riders for the Giro d'Italia in addition to announcing a longlist of potential candidates to fill the remaining spots. Read more...

Michael Goolaerts passes away after cardiac arrest

Belgian Michael Goolaerts has passed away in hospital following the cardiac arrest he suffered during Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. Read more...

Paris-Roubaix round-up of crashes and injuries: Thomas, Rowe, Kristoff, etc.

Paris-Roubaix is considered one of the most difficult races of the season and one that generally results in the most crashes. Here's an overview of the riders affected on the day. Read more...

Niki Terpstra after Paris-Roubaix: I am happy but not as happy as last week

Quick-Step Floors' Niki Terpstra took the last position of the podium in Paris-Roubaix. This is the third podium for the Dutchman in the French Monument. Read more...

Silvan Dillier after second place in Paris-Roubaix: I told Sagan we should work together

Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) finished second in Paris-Roubaix after being the lone survivor of the original breakaway. Read more...

Peter Sagan after winning Paris-Roubaix: It's an amazing feeling

Bora-hansgrohe's Peter Sagan has won Paris-Roubaix after a strong move with 50 kilometres to go as the rider felt and showed to be very strong. Read more...

Peter Sagan takes the victory in Paris-Roubaix

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) has won Paris-Roubaix. The World Champion escaped from the peloton with 50 kilometres remaining. Read more...

Movistar dominates Klasika Primavera as Andrey Amador takes victory

Andrey Amador has won the Klasika Primavera after attacking on the penultimate climb of the day, together with his teammate Alejandro Valverde. Read more...

Enric Mas wins last stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Primoz Roglic confirms overall victory

Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) has won the last stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The Spaniard adds another victory to the team's 2018 palmares. Read more...

Edvald Boasson Hagen set to lead Dimension Data at Paris-Roubaix

Edvald Boasson Hagen will be the leader of Dimension Data in Paris-Roubaix. The Norwegian will target the victory of the race after finishing in fifth position in 2016. Read more...

Omar Fraile wins 5th stage at Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Primoz Roglic keeps GC lead

Astana's Omar Fraile has won the fifth stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Read more...

Amund Grondahl Jansen extends contract with LottoNL-Jumbo

Amund Grøndahl Jansen has renewed his contract with LottoNL-Jumbo for two more years. The Norwegian arrived at the Dutch squad in 2017. Read more...

Vincenzo Nibali out of Vuelta al Pais Vasco due to skin lesion

Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali has withdrawn from the Vuelta al Pais Vasco for precautionary reasons due to a skin lesion. Read more...

Quick-Step Floors repeats Tour de Flanders formula for Paris-Roubaix

Quick-Step Floors' selection for Paris-Roubaix will consist of the same team that got the victory at the Tour of Flanders with Niki Terpstra. Read more...

Heinrich Haussler, Ivan Garcia Cortina included in Bahrain-Merida's squad for Paris-Roubaix

Australian Heinrich Haussler will be Bahrain-Merida's leader for Paris-Roubaix, in an attempt to improve from his sixth place in 2016. Read more...

Oliver Naesen to captain AG2R La Mondiale in Paris-Roubaix

Oliver Naesen is set to lead AG2R La Mondiale at Paris-Roubaix. The rider will be supported by a strong team which will try to beat the bad luck of the spring season. Read more...

Greg Van Avermaet and BMC optimistic ahead of Paris-Roubaix

BMC Racing Team has selected an unsurprisingly strong team to help Greg Van Avermaet in his attempt to defend his title at the upcoming edition of Paris-Roubaix. Read more...

Primoz Roglic meets Vuelta al Pais Vasco expectations and leads GC

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) was the fastest at the Individual Time Trial of the fourth stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Read more...

Goals at risk for Rudy Molard in Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Groupama-FDJ's Rudy Molard suffered a crash at the third stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco that could hinder his goals for the General Classification. Read more...

Jay McCarthy wins sprint in Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Bora-hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy took the victory in the third stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Read more...

Fabio Jakobsen celebrates in the Scheldeprijs

Quick-Step Floors' Fabio Jakobsen has won the Scheldeprijs. The Dutchman was the fastest rider in the final sprint and took his second victory with the team. Read more...

Large group disqualified in Scheldeprijs for ignoring level crossing

A group of about thirty riders, including favourites Dylan Groenewegen and Arnaud Démare, has been disqualified from the race after ignoring a closed railroad crossing. Read more...

Alexander Kristoff set to lead UAE Team Emirates at Paris-Roubaix despite spring sickness

UAE Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff is set to be the leader of the team's Paris-Roubaix roster. Read more...

Tom Dumoulin: The bad spring season may be an advantage ahead of the Giro

Team Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin believes that the relatively poor start to his season may be a positive thing regarding his title defending campaign at the Giro d'Italia. Read more...

Second victory for Julian Alaphilippe in Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) has won the second stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The rider was once again faster in the last meters than LottoNL-Jumbo's Primoz Roglic. Read more...

Team Sunweb takes versatile squad to Paris-Roubaix

Team Sunweb faces Paris-Roubaix with a roster led by Edward Theuns, though it has more strong riders to get the most chances in the Monument. Read more...

Trek-Segafredo secures Mads Pedersen through 2020

Danish champion Mads Pedersen has extended his contract with Trek-Segafredo through 2020. The rider arrived at the American squad in 2017 and has achieved good results for his age. Read more...

Sweet revenge for Julian Alaphilippe in Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Quick-Step Floors' Julian Alaphilippe has managed to win the opening stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, a stage that slipped through his hands one year ago. Read more...

Julian Alaphilippe takes stage victory and leads at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) took the victory at the first stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Read more...

Team Dimension Data targets stage victories at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Team Dimension Data is set to focus on stage wins at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, although a good GC position is not ruled out. Read more...

Lotto Soudal starts in Vuelta al Pais Vasco with the goal of a Belgian victory

Lotto Soudal faces the Vuelta al Pais Vasco without GC aspirations but with the intention of getting the first Belgian stage victory in almost thirty years. Read more...

Niki Terpstra takes his second Monument with victory at Tour of Flanders

Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) has won the Tour of Flanders. The Dutchman got his second victory in a Monument after attacking with 20 kilometres to go. Read more...

Richie Porte returns to racing at Vuelta al Pais Vasco with low expectations

BMC Racing Team's Richie Porte will return to competition in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Read more...

Izagirre brothers to lead Bahrain-Merida's aspirations at Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Gorka and Ion Izagirre will lead Bahrain-Merida at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The Spaniards will have the company of Vincenzo Nibali. Read more...

Quick-Step Floors plays several cards at Tour of Flanders

Quick-Step Floors will start at the Tour of Flanders with a strong team that includes more than one rider to fight for the victory. Read more...

Alejandro Valverde skips Tour of Flanders

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) has decided to go back to Spain and dismissed his participation in the Tour of Flanders. Read more...

Yves Lampaert victorious in Dwars door Vlaanderen after last kilometre move

Yves Lampaert has won Dwars door Vlaanderen. The rider of Quick-Step accelerated from the escape group with 800 meters to go and crossed the finish line on his own. Read more...

EF Education First's Daniel Martinez punched by driver in Italy

EF Education First-Drapac's Daniel Martinez has been attacked by a driver during a training ride in Italy. Read more...

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