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Thursday May 23, 2019
Race Report: Giro d'Italia stage 12 turned the race upside down. The stage victory went to Cesare Benedetti. The Italian of the Bora-Hansgrohe team out-sprinted his break-away companions in Pinerolo for his first victory. The pink jersey stayed with the UAE Team Emirates team, as Jan Polanc finished 6th at 25 seconds to take the GC lead.
Thursday May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 - The style of Caleb Ewan might not be beautiful, but it's effective. Catch up with the Giro d'Italia and the OVO Energy Tour Series. Battle of words between Ackermann/Démare, and Campenaerts/Wiggins - Top Story. Other news: Hammer Series, contracts for Tolhoek, Kuss, Bouwman, Van Hooydonck and Leknessund. Honoré and Knox talk of their first Giro.
Wednesday May 22, 2019
Race Report: In the expected bunch sprint, Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan won the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia. In the gallop for the finish line in Novi Ligure he was to fast for Tuesday's winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), with Pascal Ackermann third and Elia Viviani fourth. This was the Australian's second stage win after victory in stage eight. Another day in pink for Valerio Conti.
Wednesday May 22, 2019
Past Champ Interview: Great Dane, Alex Rasmussen is a star rider from not that long ago, who rode his last Pro road race in September 2016, so no 'dinosaur'. Ed Hood caught up with his old '6 Day' compadre to talk of his career and his new venture into the possible future of cycling as the Scandinavian rep for the Zwift cycling platform.
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Things are officially getting underway for the ORLEN NATIONS’ GRAND PRIX, which will be the first Polish stage of this UCI NATIONS’ CUP series. The event is scheduled to take place in Bukowina Tatrzanska, on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of June.
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Race Report: Stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia was always going to end in a mass sprint. The question was which fastman would it be? Pascal Ackermann, Caleb Ewan or Elia Viviani? None of them, it was the Frenchman Arnaud Démare of (Groupama-FDJ) who shot to his first Giro victory after a crazy sprint. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) held onto his overall lead.
Tuesday May 21, 2019
The Women’s Tour of Scotland have this week stepped up their efforts to put sustainability at the forefront of their inaugural race with Deloitte signing up as Official Digital Supporter and sportswear brand Scimitar becoming the race’s official apparel partner.
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Toolbox: Injuries are almost always unexpected, and always unwanted. Paying attention to both the physical and emotional aspects of recovery can have far-reaching implications in speeding up or slowing down the recovery process.
Monday May 20, 2019
Giro Rest Day No.1: As we know; a Grand Tour rest day is not a 'day off' for anyone. The riders need to ride, the mechanics have repairs and the soigneurs still have legs to rub... and Ed Hood has to catch-up with the first nine stages of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. One man stands head and shoulders above the others, but there are still twelve stages and the mountains to climb.
Monday May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 - Time trial day in the Giro was good for some: Roglic and Conti, but Yates lost time. All the news from Italy and results and video from California men's and women's races. Yates' Giro set-back - Top Story. OVO Energy Tour Series, Power abandons Giro, Sagan gets a new teammate and Victor Campenaerts less than perfect bike change.
Sunday May 19, 2019
Race Report: Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) dominated the final climb to hammer nails into the coffin of all of his rivals. For much of the route it looked like the GC contenders would all finish within a minute or so of one another, but Roglic set the stage alight on the final climb. A plucky ride by Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) kept him in the pink jersey.
Sunday May 19, 2019
PeloPics: The conclusive stage of the AMGEN Tour of California confirmed the two final overall winners: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in the men's race and Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) in the women's event. Cees Bol (Sunweb) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance) were the day's winners in the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Photo gallery by Darrell Parks.
Sunday May 19, 2019
The Giro d'Italia remains the race the Cool Kids like because it is wild, unpredictable and exciting. Originally inspired by the Tour de France, its history has been rather different, through topography as well as culture. This is all nicely set out in Colin O'Brien's “The Beautiful Race: The Story of the Giro d'Italia.”
Saturday May 18, 2019
Race Report: A wet stage 8 finalé came down to a fight between the top fast-finishers of the 2019 Giro d'Italia - Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann were elbow to elbow in the final meters for the diminutive Australian to cross the line first. The leader's jersey of Valerio Conti was never in danger.
Saturday May 18, 2019
PeloPics: Young UAE Team Emirates rider, Tadej Pogacar, over-turned the Tour of California on Friday's stage 6 - Taking the stage win and moving into the overall lead. Katherine Hall (Boels Dolmans) won the second stage in the women's race as her teammate Anna van der Breggen consolidated her overall lead finishing in second place. Photo gallery by Darrell Parks.
Saturday May 18, 2019
The Mid-Atlantic U.S. has a Spring Classic Series organized by Kermesse Sport. It’s a series of four events that emulate both the cobbled and Ardennes Classics of Northern Europe. The Fools Classic, Kermesse Sport’s original ride founded 13 years ago, is the series’ La Doyenne, even though it more closely resembles the Ronde Van Vlaanderen than it does LBL.
Friday May 17, 2019
Race Report: Another new Giro d'Italia stage winner on the seventh day, this time from Spain. Astana's Pello Bilbao took the win in L’Aquila with a solo attack from a leading group with just over one final hard kilometre to go. The Basque rider finished ahead of Tony Gallopin (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe). Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) held the pink jersey.
Friday May 17, 2019
PeloPics: Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) held onto his overall lead by 4 seconds on Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step and 6 to Gianni Moscon (Ineos) after a hard day to Ventura on Thursday. There were break-aways and chases throughout the day, in the end Bahrain-Merida's Ivan Garcia Cortina took the stage honors.
Friday May 17, 2019
Limar introduced the world's first foam-in-shell cycling helmet and were also the first lid-maker to sponsor a pro cycling team. They’ve also been the lightest production helmet in the world on several occasions, but they’ve only ever had “good” ventilation until now… Enter the new Air Pro.
Thursday May 16, 2019
Race Report: Stage six of the 2019 Giro d’Italia saw a big change in the overall classification. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) will start tomorrow in the Maglia Rosa. The Italian was part of the early break which managed to stay clear all the way to the finish line. The stage victory went to his countryman and finalé partner; Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec).