Race Preview: The 2016 Giro d'Italia route has been announced and so Ed Hood has ran an educated eye over the percorso to give us his first look at the Italian Grand Tour. Three individual time trials, seven sprint stages, seven medium mountain stages and four high mountain stages. A total of 3,383 kilometres, with 42,200 metres of climbing.
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali cemented his place as the best descender in the sport and he used this to take a famous victory in Lombardy. His Attack with 17 kilometers to go was perfectly timed, but Katusha's Dani Moreno escaped the small band of chasers and had the shark in his sights, but in the end Vincenzo was the man of the day.
The Richmond World Championships have been voted as a success with worthy winners all of whom took their victories with panache and élan. Lee Rodgers is in total agreement, but he also sees the importance of Peter Sagan using the opportunity of his win to talk of the World outside the bubble of professional sport. The World of Lowdown.
Race Report: With a text book late move Slovakia’s charismatic Peter Sagan was crowned champion of the world after an exciting and savage finale in Richmond, Virginia. Invisible until one ‘minute to midnight’ he made his move on the steep cobbles of 23rd Street and once he was alone, he was gone - despite a desperate peloton on his heels all along the finish straight.
Race report: The elite ladies provided an absolute nail-biter of a finish in Richmond in what must be the best women's worlds in the last decade … breakaways, counter-attacks, tactical brinkmanship, and a great circuit, combined with intrigue and nerve-shredding pursuit all the way to the line.
Race Report: On a day when the pundits – including this one - got it all wrong it was 34 year-old veteran Belorusan Sky stalwart Vasil Kiryienka who pulled on the rainbow jersey, besting ever-improving Italian chronoman, Adriano Malori by nine seconds and French shock bronze medallist Jerome Coppel by 26 seconds.
Race Report: At the halfway point it looked likely that the second rider off, Kristin Armstrong, would take the win. Enter the final wave of riders and Linda Villumsen who put in the ride of her life to win the rainbow stripes.
Race Report: In an exciting test against the clock and the weather, Mads Schmidt of Denmark and USA's Chloe Dygert took the gold medals in day 2 of the Richmond World Championships. The junior women's race was run in perfect conditions, but the later starters in the under 23 men's test had rain to upset the bookies predictions.
Race Report: The first events of the 2015 World road championships in Richmond are in the bag and we have the first winners. The women's and men's team time trail gold medals repeat from last year in Spain as Velocio-SRAM and BMC hold their titles. And both races were nail biting to the finish.
Race Report: On a horrendously hard stage, it was a Spaniard who took the win but the big news was that his team leader had made the move of the race and would take the overall. Mikel Landa finished with a well-earned victory; Fabio Aru wrestled the Red Jersey from Dumoulin while Chris Froome suffered horribly having crashed.
Race Report: Orica-GreenEDGE did it again with one of its ‘Young Guns’ and this time is was Esteban Chaves who kicked his way to another stage win and to recapture the overall lead from Tom Dumoulin in 3rd place. Another perfect opportunity for an Orica man to swoop to victory as the Vuelta throws up yet more excitement.
Race Report: Stage 5 was billed as a power sprinters stage finish and so it proved as Sagan and Degenkolb tussled for the win. What they didn’t see was the diminutive Caleb Ewan shoot past to demonstrate his future capabilities. Stage for Orica, but red jersey for Giant-Alpecin as Tom Dumoulin slipped into the lead by 1 second.
Race Report: The Green Bullet himself, Alejandro Valverde, was the man in the right place at the right time to win today's haul into Vejer de la Frontera. As he so often seems to be, the Spanish veteran was just where he needed to be in the final meters of a steep finish to burst past Ireland's Nicolas Roche for the victory.
Race Report: On a day that saw continuing fall-out from yesterday’s crash and subsequent expulsions it was a refreshing change to get back to the usual early break and sprinters’ finish. The day belonged to the man who has tried and tried again to get a Grand Tour stage win and today he judged it to perfection: Aúpa Peter!
The 2015 Tour of Utah was very successful for the Continental Axeon team; a stage win and a few jerseys were worn, much better than some of the WorldTour teams. Daniel Eaton of Axeon gave us his thoughts after stage 3 and now he sums up the finalé of the Tour of Utah after the finish in Park City.
The Larry Miller Tour of Utah has quickly climbed onto the podium with the best stage races in America, offering tough terrain at very high altitude, a growing list of international teams, and a chance for young riders to show their stuff in the big leagues. Daniel Eaton of Team Axeon filed these notes after stage three ended in Bountiful, UT.
The top men and women cyclists in the Southeast have been crowned for the 2015 Southeast Regional Series presented by BikeReg. Event organizers announced today that the August races planned for Greenville, S.C. have been canceled.
With solid results at races in Knoxville July 11-12, Georgia-based Team United HealthCare / The 706 Project have secured the top four spots of the Men Pro 1/2 overall rankings in the Southeast Regional Series presented by BikeReg (SRS).
Race Report: On a day that saw spectacular crashes, unprecedented neutralizations, abandonments, chaos, lost jerseys and fantastic attacks, it all came down to the Wall of Huy, and it was the specialist classic climber of Joaquim Rodríguez who rode the rest of the race off his wheel to take the win atop the famous climb.
The Southeast Regional Series presented by BikeReg (SRS) has proven to be one of the most competitive road events for amateur and elite cyclists in the country.