Britain’s Mark Cavendish will ride in October’s Six Day event at London’s Lee Valley for the third time. The former world champion, 34, finished second when partnering Bradley Wiggins in 2016 and Peter Kennaugh in 2017. Cavendish missed the Tour de France after being left out by Dimension Data but is team leader at this
Mark Cavendish will lead Dimension Data at the Deutschland Tour this week, the team has confirmed. The Manxman will share sprinting duties with South African team-mate Reinardt Janse van Rensburg in the opening stages. Cavendish, who was left out of this year’s Tour de France, is looking for his first victory of the season. The
Angel Madrazo won the first summit finish of the Vuelta a Espana as Miguel Angel Lopez reclaimed the overall lead after stage five. Burgos-BH rider Madrazo broke away in the final 200m of the 171km road race from L’Eliana to Alto de Javalambre. Astana’s Lopez finished fourth to ensure he leads the general classification for
Ireland’s Sam Bennett was denied back-to-back stage wins at Vuelta a Espana as Fabio Jakobsen took stage four by the narrowest of margins. Bennett was boxed in during the approach to the finish at El Puig but manoeuvred his way through superbly. However, Netherlands national champion Jakobsen, 22, was awarded his first Grand Tour stage,
Sir Bradley Wiggins has enrolled to do a degree in social work, saying he “wants to help people”. The 2012 Tour de France winner says he no longer wants to “live off the back of” his cycling career. Wiggins, 39, told The Big Issue that his own difficult childhood has given him a “mental toughness”.
Ireland’s Sam Bennett timed his sprint finish to perfection as he claimed stage three at the Vuelta a Espana. The Irish national champion took the line comfortably ahead of Edward Theuns and Luka Mezgec for his maiden Vuelta stage and fourth Grand Tour stage win. Bennett’s fellow Irishman Nicolas Roche retains the leader’s red jersey,
Nairo Quintana laid down a marker for his credentials to win the Vuelta a Espana with victory on stage two of the race. Quintana held off the challenge of Ireland’s Nicolas Roche and Primoz Roglic to win by five seconds after 199.6km in the saddle. But Roche holds the leader’s red jersey by two seconds
Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez led the Astana team to the first red jersey of the Vuelta a Espana in a dramatic opening team time trial. Favourites Jumbo-Visma endured a nightmare start to the final Grand Tour of the season when four riders from the eight-man team came off their bikes. Six Astana riders finished in
The professional cycling team founded by 2012 Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is to close down at the end of the year. Team Wiggins announced on Saturday that it will “not be operating in 2020”. The team, which has been involved in racing for five years, will compete for a final time at
German sprinter Marcel Kittel says he has retired from cycling because he “lost all motivation to keep torturing myself on a bike”. The 31-year-old, who has 19 grand tour stage wins, announced in May he was taking a break from the sport because he was “exhausted”. But he has now told German magazine Der Spiegel
Britain’s Rachel Atherton will not defend her downhill mountain bike World Championship title in Canada after suffering an Achilles injury. Atherton ruptured her Achilles tendon as she prepared for the World Cup round in Les Gets, France last month. Tahnee Seagrave has returned from injury as the only Briton in the elite women’s race, while
Italian cycling legend Felice Gimondi, one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours, has died at the age of 76. Gimondi suffered a heart attack while swimming in Sicily on Friday. After a late call-up, he won the 1965 Tour de France in his first season as a professional at just
Sir Chris Hoy is certain that his record for Olympic gold medals won by a Briton will soon be overtaken by Jason or Laura Kenny. Jason Kenny is level with Hoy on six golds – but the 43-year-old told Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Radio 5 Live that the record is very likely to be overtaken
Media playback is not supported on this device America’s Leah Thomas sped to victory on stage three to claim the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland title. She began the 118.3km route in Edinburgh seven seconds behind general classification leader Alison Jackson. But Thomas sprinted clear to finish ahead of Bigla team-mate Elise Chabbey and Norway’s
A minute’s silence was held before the European Road Championships to pay tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht. The Belgian cyclist died last week aged 22 following a crash during stage three of the Tour de Pologne. The Belgium team led the tribute at the 172.6km event, won by Italy’s Elia Viviani in three hours 30.52 minutes.
Bringing the Tour de France to Scotland is not a “priority” and unlikely to happen in the next few years, says Scottish Cycling CEO Craig Burn. The Grand Depart – the start of the world-famous road race – is often held outside France and took place in Leeds in 2014 and London seven years earlier.
Alison Jackson won a sprint finish to claim the first-ever stage victory on the Women’s Tour of Scotland. The Canadian Team Tibco-SVB rider clocked 3:24:37 to edge out America’s Emma White and Stine Borgli of Norway in a thrilling end to the 139.4km route from Glasgow to Perth. Jen George finished as the best-placed Scot
The first stage of the maiden Women’s Tour of Scotland has been abandoned due to “extreme weather conditions”. The decision was taken two hours into the race following persistent rain on the Dundee to Dunfermline route. Stage two is due to commence on Saturday, with the 16 teams riding from Glasgow to Perth, with the