In the final episode from the Vuelta a España we hear reactions to the race from a range of riders, from debutants Carl Fredrik Hagen and Will Barta, to Sepp Kuss, a stage winner and teammate to the overall winner, Sam Bewley, Willie Smit, Tim Declercq, Ben O’Connor, Dylan Teuns, Lawson Craddock and
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 16, 2019, 5:30 am
Primoz Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he gave up on ski jumping. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 15, 2019, 9:39 pm
Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he gave up on
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 15, 2019, 9:38 pm
Greg Van Avermaet took his first win of the year after the CCC rider outsprinted Diego Ulissi to the line at the end of Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in Canada on Sunday. With the French duo of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Benoît Cosnefroy (Ag2r-La Mondiale) gunning for the line from
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 15, 2019, 8:42 pm
Taciturn Primoz Roglic was overlooked by his team for the Tour de France but he had the last word when avoiding any final day mishap on the Vuelta a Espana's ceremonial ride into Madrid on Sunday to become the first Slovenian to win one of cycling's three Grand Tours. The former ski jump champion
Author: AFP
Posted: September 15, 2019, 7:31 pm
Primoz Roglic avoided any final day mishap on the Vuelta a Espana's ceremonial ride into Madrid on Sunday to become the first Slovenian to win one of cycling's three Grand Tours. The former ski jump champion had assured victory on Saturday, only having to complete the 21st stage for the biggest
Author: AFP
Posted: September 15, 2019, 6:27 pm
Primoz Roglic was confirmed the winner of the 2019 Vuelta a España after completing Sunday's stage 21 into Madrid, becoming the first rider from Slovenia to win a grand tour. Roglic, 29, successfully defended his sizeable lead over second-placed Alejandro Valverde in the final stage of the 21-day
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 15, 2019, 6:20 pm
Primoz Roglic made a slice of sporting history in Madrid on Sunday when the Jumbo-Visma rider became the first Slovenian to win one of cycling's three grand tours. Having arrived on the Costa Blanca a little over three weeks ago as overall favourite, the fact that the 29-year-old won the 74th edition
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 15, 2019, 6:14 pm
The penultimate stage and last in the mountains of the Vuelta a España saw a fierce battle among the main contenders with 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar winning his third stage to move up to third overall. It means he will finish on the podium in Madrid on Sunday, with his fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic on
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 15, 2019, 11:54 am
Mathieu van der Poel underlined his status as the hottest property in cycling at the moment, taking victory on the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday to secure the overall crown. Van der Poel, 24, sprinted to victory on Deansgate in central Manchester to cap a brilliant week which
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 14, 2019, 5:54 pm
Slovenia's Primoz Roglic assured victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday and needs only to complete the short ceremonial run to Madrid on Sunday to lift his first Grand Tour after another "good day" in the saddle. The 29-year Jumbo Visma rider, a former ski-jump champion, leapt into
Author: AFP
Posted: September 14, 2019, 5:18 pm
Primoz Roglic is poised to win his first Grand Tour after protecting his comfortable lead of the Spanish Vuelta on a rainy and mountainous penultimate stage on Saturday. Roglic had little trouble responding to the attacks by his rivals over the 190-kilometer (118-mile) ride with five categorized climbs
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 14, 2019, 4:25 pm
Primoz Roglic is poised to win his first grand tour after protecting his comfortable lead of the Vuelta a España on a rainy and mountainous penultimate stage on Saturday. Roglic had little trouble responding to the attacks by his rivals over the 190-kilometre ride with five categorised climbs from Arenas
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 14, 2019, 3:50 pm
UCI WorldTour – the complete team-by-team guide to the season Latest results and standings following Saturday's stage Primoz Roglic is poised to win the Vuelta a España after retaining the leader's red jersey on Saturday as his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar won the decisive stage 20 in the
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 14, 2019, 3:35 pm
There was controversy at the Vuelta a España just two days from the end when a crash took out Primoz Roglic, the race leader, and the Movistar team appeared to try to take advantage. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss this “beef” and we hear from Deceuninck-Quick Step workhorse Tim Declercq, whose
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 14, 2019, 5:30 am
Primoz Roglic was involved in a crash but recovered to finish safely in the peloton, keeping his lead entering the final competitive stage of the Spanish Vuelta.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2019, 6:50 pm
Movistar Team were roundly criticized after they attacked during stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana in the immediate aftermath of race leader Primoz Roglic's accident. Roglic was involved in a mass crash just over 100km into the 165km stage from Avila to Toledo, with fourth-placed Miguel Angel Lopez
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 13, 2019, 6:07 pm
Primoz Roglic needed to change bikes after a crash but recovered to finish safely in the peloton on Friday, keeping his lead entering the final competitive stage of the Spanish Vuelta. The day was marked by an attack from team Movistar after Roglic's crash, a move that drew criticism from other
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2019, 6:05 pm
Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel looks set to win the OVO Energy Tour of Britain after claiming ­another emphatic victory in Thursday's penultimate stage in Warwickshire. Britain’s Ben Swift (Team Ineos) tried to launch a late attack in Burton Dassett Country Park but was overhauled as Van der Poel
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:44 pm
Mathieu van der Poel cemented his overall lead in the Tour of Britain as the Dutchman powered to victory in the seventh stage on Friday. Van der Poel's second stage win in this year's race moved him 12 seconds clear of second-placed Matteo Trentin going into Saturday's final stage. Trentin
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:31 pm
Frenchman Remi Cavagna of Deceuninck-Quick Step, the lone survivor of a breakaway, won stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday as leader Primoz Roglic again rode his luck to keep overall victory in sight. Racing across the seemingly peril-free sun-bleached plains from Avila to Toledo, Roglic was brought
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 4:28 pm
Chris Froome interview: 'I can't remember anything about crash' UCI WorldTour – the complete team-by-team guide to the season Latest results and standings following Friday's stage 19 Rémi Cavagna took a brilliant solo victory on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España as Jumbo-Visma's Primoz
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 13, 2019, 4:08 pm
Movistar’s Sporting Director accused cycling's governing body of favoring Vuelta a Espana leader Primoz Roglic on Friday after the Slovenian was allowed to use a car’s slipstream to catch up with the peloton after a crash. The issue arose just over 100km into the rain-affected 19th stage from Avila
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:49 pm
Rémi Cavagna took a brilliant solo victory on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España as Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic maintained his grip on the leader's red jersey despite crashing. The 165.2km ride from Ávila to Toledo was pockmarked by rain and intense crosswinds, leading to a heavy crash involving
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:42 pm
Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford, the man who masterminded Britain's rise as a cycling powerhouse, is recovering from prostate cancer diagnosed shortly before the Tour de France in July. Brailsford said he had suffered bouts of chronic tiredness "like someone taking my battery out" before
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 13, 2019, 10:38 am
Chris Froome admits he is "grateful to be alive" after a horrific high speed crash into a wall in June that left the four-time Tour de France winner with multiple fractures. The 34-year-old broke his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs when he crashed before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 10:01 am
Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford has revealed he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. The 55-year-old who has masterminded Team Sky and Ineos' domination of the Tour de France over the past decade and led Britain's cycling success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, had surgery last
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 9:28 am
On the penultimate mountain stage of the Vuelta a España there was a win for a team who lost not one, not two, but three leaders, and a shuffling of the pack behind race leader Primoz Roglic. Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss the stage and Orla Chennaoui joins Richard to debrief Wednesday’s thrilling
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 13, 2019, 5:30 am
Primoz Roglic took a step closer to winning the Spanish Vuelta with a strong second-place finish during the 18th stage, increasing his overall lead entering the final stretch.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: September 12, 2019, 6:58 pm
Primoz Roglic took a step closer to winning the Spanish Vuelta with a strong second-place finish on the 18th stage on Thursday, increasing his overall lead entering the final stretch of the three-week race. Colombian Sergio Higuita won the 177.5-kilometer (110.3-mile) stage after breaking away and fending
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2019, 5:47 pm
Mathieu van der Poel has regained the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after the Dutchman came sixth in the short stage six individual time-trial in Pershore on Thursday. Winner of three major one day races this season the 24-year-old double cyclo-cross world champion van der Poel is the bookies
Author: AFP
Posted: September 12, 2019, 4:59 pm
Colombia's Sergio Higuita of the Education First team won stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday as the overall leader Primoz Roglic came second in another assured step towards the title. Podium pretenders Nairo Quintana and Tadej Pogacar however lost ground after a cat and mouse chase over
Author: AFP
Posted: September 12, 2019, 4:05 pm
Latest results and standings following Thursday's stage 18 UCI WorldTour – the complete team-by-team guide to the season Sergio Higuita won stage 18 at the Vuelta a España on Thursday after the EF Education First rider escaped off the front before soloing to victory, finishing 15sec ahead of a strong
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 12, 2019, 3:34 pm
Sergio Higuita claimed a solo victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a España as Primoz Roglic finished second to strengthen his overall lead. Higuita (EF Education First) held out from an initial three-strong breakaway to come home 15 seconds clear of Roglic, who sprinted clear of a group including Alejandro
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 12, 2019, 3:33 pm
The longest stage of the Vuelta a España produced a masterclass from Deceuninck-Quick Step in racing in crosswinds. The Belgian team attacked almost from the gun and placed all but one of their eight riders in a forty-strong front group.  Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe discuss a thrilling stage that
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 12, 2019, 5:30 am
The battle for the green leader’s jersey at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is set to move up a gear on Thursday, with the peloton due to tackle a 14-kilometre time trial in Worcestershire. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) reclaimed the lead of the race from Mathieu van der Poel (Corendin Circus) after
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 11, 2019, 7:21 pm
Philippe Gilbert won his second Spanish Vuelta stage, while Primoz Roglic lost a few seconds from his overall lead after a charge by Nairo Quintana.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: September 11, 2019, 6:59 pm
Lizzie Deignan and Alice Barnes head up Great Britain's six-strong women's elite team for the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire later this month. Former world champion Deignan and current national champion Barnes will compete in the 150km road race, which starts in Bradford on September
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 11, 2019, 5:11 pm
Belgian veteran Philippe Gilbert claimed a second win at this year's Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday as Slovenian Primoz Roglic remained in the lead but with a new challenger. Deceuninck-Quick Step's Gilbert, 37, backed up his victory on day 12 in Bilbao with a powerful finish on the flat in Guadalajara
Author: AFP
Posted: September 11, 2019, 4:58 pm
Mastering strong winds that pushed riders to speeds of 75 kph (46 mph), veteran Philippe Gilbert won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Wednesday, while Primoz Roglic lost a few seconds from his overall lead after a charge by Nairo Quintana. Gilbert beat Sam Bennett in the final sprint of the 219.6-
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2019, 4:54 pm
Philippe Gilbert claimed a second stage victory at this year’s Vuelta a Espana as Nairo Quintana rode himself back into overall contention with a fine performance in the breakaway on stage 17. Starting the day in sixth, seven minutes, 42 seconds behind race leader Primos Roglic, Quintana finished ten
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 11, 2019, 3:18 pm
Philippe Gilbert won stage 17 at the Vuelta a España after the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider ambushed Sam Bennett in the finishing straight of the 219.6km run from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara on Wednesday. After crosswinds had caused huge splits in the peloton, Gilbert and his Deceuninck-Quick Step
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 11, 2019, 3:08 pm
Latest results and standings after stage 17 at the Vuelta a España UCI WorldTour – the complete team-by-team guide to the season Philippe Gilbert won stage 17 at the Vuelta a España after the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider ambushed Sam Bennett in the finishing straight of the 219.6km run from Aranda de
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 11, 2019, 2:40 pm
British Cycling has named its six-rider squad that will challenge for the team time trial mixed relay at this month's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. Made up of three male and three female riders, British Cycling's first ever squad in the event at a world championships comprises John
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 11, 2019, 11:08 am
Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: September 10, 2019, 9:34 pm
Dutch prodigy Mathieu van der Poel showed why he is such a hot favourite with the bookies to win the elite world road race championships in Yorkshire in a couple of weeks’ time, taking a dominant victory on stage four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Tuesday to grab the overall race lead. The 24
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 10, 2019, 6:34 pm
Leader Primoz Roglic was busy on the Vuelta a Espana's second rest day as Jumbo-Visma announced the Slovenian rider had extended his contract until the end of 2023. "I like the way this team works," the 29-year-old said on Tuesday. In it, team CEO Richard Plugge fields video calls from
Author: AFP
Posted: September 10, 2019, 5:36 pm
Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race. Both riders have denied accusations that Vinokourov paid Kolobnev 150,000 euros to let him
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 10, 2019, 3:30 pm
It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang won the stage ahead of Tao Geoghegan Hart, who was on the attack for the second day in a row
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 10, 2019, 5:30 am
Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for a year for just £20 Dylan Groenewegen claimed his second victory in the space of three days at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain yesterday, catching his rivals by surprise on a challenging uphill finish in Newcastle and winning comfortably. The Jumbo-Visma
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: September 9, 2019, 6:55 pm

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