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Adam Hansen: New target for Grand Tour record

He’s already completed a staggering run of ten straight Grand Tours, starting with the 2011 Vuelta a España and doing three a year since then. Adam Hansen has committed to doing the same block of racing again this year and, all going well, by the end of September’s Vuelta the affable Australian will have set […]


Cavendish triumphs again on stage two of Presidential Tour of Turkey

Notching up his eighth win of the year, Mark Cavendish defended his race lead in style when he was first to the line at the end of stage two of the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Monday. The Etixx-QuickStep rider beat the Italian pair of Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) and Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF), while Juan Sebastian […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opener; Richie Porte takes overall title at Giro del Trentino; Kirsten Wild claims fifth Omloop van Borsele victory; Elise Delzenne takes solo win at Dwars door de Westhoek; Steele von Hoff wins Rutland-Melton International CiCLE […]


Video: Cavendish reacts after winning stage one of Presidential Tour of Turkey

Looking tense prior to the start, nervously adjusting his bike beside the Etixx-QuickStep team bus and making last minute adjustments to his stem, Mark Cavendish was a very different person at the end of stage one of the Presidential Tour of Turkey. The Etixx-QuickStep rider put himself under a lot of pressure to deliver and […]


Cavendish narrowly edges out Ewan in first head to head, takes stage one of Tour of Turkey

Taking up where he left off last year, Mark Cavendish followed up on his four stage victories in the 2014 Presidential Tour of Turkey when he blasted home first at the end of stage one in Antalya on Sunday. The Etixx-QuickStep narrowly beat Australian rider Caleb Ewan in their first ever head to head sprint, […]


Valverde triumphs in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, takes select sprint to the line

Completing the first Flèche Wallonne/Liège-Bastogne-Liège double since Philippe Gilbert won all three Ardennes Classics in 2011, Alejandro Valverde sprinted to victory on Sunday at the end of this year’s Liège race. The Spanish Movistar rider was quickest in a ten man sprint to the line, repeating his 2006 and 2008 titles by getting the better […]


Tom Boonen: Tour out of question, Giro stage/worlds are targets

Making his return to racing after injury on stage one of the Presidential Tour of Turkey, Tom Boonen has ruled out any participation in the Tour de France this year and said instead that he will likely pursue a Giro/Vuelta programme in order to be in top shape for the world championships. “The Tour is […]


Renshaw: Cavendish’s watts are up, he looks a lot more focussed

Mark Cavendish’s leadout man and roommate Mark Renshaw has spoken of the Manxman’s determination to have a big season, saying that he has seen signs that the multiple Tour de France stage winner is going better than before. A 25-time Tour stage victor, Cavendish has had a slightly couple of quieter seasons of late. Although […]


With investigations concluded, Shimano issues apologies for Tour of Flanders neutral service car incidents

Concluding the investigations it promised when two of its neutral service cars were involved in collisions with riders during the Tour of Flanders, Shimano has published its findings and issued apologies in relation to the two events. The company didn’t specify if the drivers concerned would continue working in the same role, but said that […]


Tour of Flanders champion Kristoff prolongs with Katusha

Concluding negotiations with the teams keen to sign him for 2016, Alexander Kristoff has opted to remain with Team Katusha, the squad with whom he has raced since 2012. The 27 year old rider has thus far been the most successful rider of this season. He has clocked up eleven wins, including the most recent […]