For the first time ever the professional women's peloton will race down the Champs Élysées, and Team Giant-Shimano will be involved.
After a tough week of racing in the Italian mountains at the Giro Rosa, the Team Giant-Shimano Women's Team are back in action on the flatlands at the BeNe Ladies Tour.
Team Giant-Shimano are pleased to announce a stagiere in the WorldTour team from August – Fredrik Ludvigsson (SWE) from Development Team Giant-Shimano.
While the Tour de France takes centre stage in the WorldTour, the women also have one of the largest races of the season this week - the Giro d'Italia Femminile.
This Wednesday sees the final tune up race for the national road race championships, Halle-Ingooigem.
Lars van der Haar has taken Development Team Giant-Shimano’s first win on the opening stage of the three-day Oberösterreichrundfahrt in Austria. Lars finished off a strong display from the whole team where they took control of the race before setting up a sprint finish for Lars who dutifully finished off the job in style.
Marcel Kittel (GER) returns to racing this week at the Ster ZLM Toer in his final preparation for the Tour de France. Following the same program as in 2013, Kittel comes into this race following a period of high-altitude training and will be looking to fine tune his form before the Tour which is just weeks away.
Tom Dumoulin (NED) returns to the Baloise Belgium Tour after finishing fifth here last year looking to improve together with a strong Team Giant-Shimano line-up.
This Wednesday sees the start of two European stage races, one of those being the five-day Bayern Fundfahrt. The German race gets straight into the action with a tough 201.6km stage from Vilshofen to Freilassing where the succession of short climbs may see the first small splits occurring in the race.
Kirsten Wild has continued her successful week of racing in China with a superb win at the Tour of Chongming Island World Cup.
Kirsten Wild has sprinted to second place of the final stage of the Tour of Chongming Island to seal the overall victory for Team Giant-Shimano Women’s Team in China.
Marcel Kittel (GER) has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia before the start of today's fourth stage due to a fever.
With the Giro d'Italia underway over in Europe, riders are crossing the Atlantic for the Tour of California which gets underway on Sunday.
Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) returns to racing this week at Dunkerque after a brief rest period following a busy classics campaign. In 2013, Sinkeldam finished third overall and went close to taking a stage on more than one occasion. For 2014, he is joined by young sprinters Nikias Arndt (GER) and Jonas Ahlstrand (SWE) together with new signing Brian Bulgac (NED).
The first Grand Tour of the season gets underway this week, with the race for the Maglia Rosa starting with a team time trial in Belfast on Friday.
This Thursday sees Team Giant-Shimano head to the home race of John Degenkolb (GER) in Frankfurt with a new rider in their line-up.
Team Giant-Shimano is pleased to announce that Brian Bulgac (NED) will join the WorldTour team as of 1st May 2014.
The Spring Classics campaign finally comes to an end on Sunday, and Team Giant-Shimano can look back on a successful campaign including success, a podium spot at Paris-Roubaix, and the team's first top-10 in an Ardennes Classic - but not before Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège that is.
Team Giant-Shimano yesterday completed a three-day route reconnaissance of the opening stages of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire to familiarise themselves with the routes and also what to expect come July.
Kirsten Wild has sprinted to her second Ronde van Gelderland win in as many years today for Team Giant-Shimano, her eighth win of the season.