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Tour de Suisse 2019, stage two results and standings: Luis Leon Sanchez takes win as Kasper Asgreen grabs lead Luis Le and oacute;n Sánchez won stage two at the Tour de Suisse on Sunday after the Astana rider escaped off the front of the peloton around 11 kilometres from the end of the 159.
Criterium du Dauphine: Jakob Fuglsang wins as Adam Yates pulls out Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang wins the Criterium du Dauphine after Britain's Adam Yates pulls out midway through the final stage with a fever.
Dylan Van Baarle takes final stage as Jakob Fuglsang wins the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019 Dylan van Baarle took the stage eight win as Jakob Fuglsang secured the overall victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019. Van Baarle beat Jack Haig after the two had attacked in the closing kilometres of the race, taking his first ever win from a sprint, and making that two Ineos wins in two days after Wout Poels won on stage seven.
Wilier Jena Ultegra If you compare the stack and reach, they're not a million miles from those of something like Wilier's Cento1NDR endurance road bike. Wilier describes it as a 'racing-comfort' geometry, and that seems a reasonable enough description. Bear in mind, though, that the Jena comes fitted with a Ritchey Comp ErgoMax handlebar.
Tour de France 2019 start list: Provisional team squads containing Thomas, Cavendish, Nibali, Dumoulin and Sagan FUGLSANG Jakob BILBAO Pello CORT Magnus FRAILE Omar GRUZDEV Dmitriy IZAGIRRE Gorka LUTSENKO Alexey SÁNCHEZ Luis León. Dimension Data. Katusha - Alpecin. ZABEL Rick GONÇALVES José HALLER Marco KOCHETKOV Pavel. Groupama - FDJ.
Chris Froome will return stronger and better - Owain Doull Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will return to racing "stronger and even better", says Team Ineos team-mate Owain Doull.
Near Miss of the Day 279: The ultimate MGIF driver? Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series, even by the standards of your typical MGIF driver, is something else.
Adam Yates abandons the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019 Adam Yates has abandoned the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019. The Brit climbed off with less than 50km of the final stage remaining, and was in second place in the overall classification, only eight seconds behind the race leader Jakob Fuglsang. The Dauphiné's English race radio Twitter account confirmed that Adam Yates had quit the race.
Sir Dave Brailsford says Chris Froome will be back as Team Ineos star thanks fans for support Sir Dave Brailsford believes that Chris Froome will make a return to top-flight cycling rather than retiring in the wake of his horrific crash during a reconnaissance ride for the individual time trial at the Criterium du Dauphiné on Wednesday.
Beginner's guide: what's a hybrid and why might you want one? At one end of the scale are flat-bar road bikes, which as the description suggests have the very skinny tyres and lightweight, close-coupled frame of a road bike, but with a flat bar. Just the thing for zooming through sun-drenched Tuscan lanes, if not so great for rainy, potholed British city streets.
John Degenkolb set to miss out on Tour de France as Trek-Segafredo go all-in on Richie Porte John Degenkolb is set to miss out on the Tour de France 2019 as Trek-Segafredo go all-in on the GC hopes of Richie Porte. Degenkolb provided the American team's highlight at last year's Tour, winning in Roubaix on stage nine, while that same day Porte crashed out before the peloton had even hit the cobbles, suffering a broken collarbone.
Katie Archibald column: In search of the naked truth I'm just annoyed that if I wanted to spend the day in my pants we would have to question my motives. It's all on my mind because someone saw me naked yesterday and spent the following eternity doubled over with laughter. I'm not complaining; I look like a Refresher lolly with some nipples stuck to it at the moment.
Critérium du Dauphiné 2019 live TV guide Eurosport will have live coverage of the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné, beginning on June 3, a chance to see the Tour de France contenders in action.
Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling Team Ineos principal Dave Brailsford is convinced Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling after his life-threatening crash.
Phil Gaimon left with multiple fractures and partially collapsed lung after velodrome crash Speaking on his YouTube channel, where he posts instalments of his "Worst Retirement Ever" series documenting his life as a former pro, Gaimon says with at least a hint of sarcasm: "So my first track race did not go well as you can see, I'm going to get back in there and catch those guys, to be honest I think I can pull it off.
Deluge Michael Woods put on a good show on the queen stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. He moved to 14th in the GC by placing 12th on the day. There was 4 category climbs on this stage but what made matters worst the riders were greeted with a deluge on the final climb, Col de Marcieu.
Zilfer Cycling Phone Wallet And that's without even mentioning how many plastic bags £25 buys you, never mind £51… A stylish, versatile and useful phone protector and wallet, but you'll need deep pockets - in every sense. Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at.
Sunday trading: Get £700 off a set of Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels plus much more The best deals from the online retailers.
10 wet weather racing jerseys - weatherproof spring / autumn/winter Gabba-style cycling jerseys Defined by its figure-hugging fit with a windproof and water-resistant Gore Windstopper fabric, the Gabba paved the way for a new breed of cycling jersey that could cope with a wide range of conditions, keeping you protected from the rain and insulated against the cold, but breathable enough to cope when the temperature rises.
Critérium Dauphiné Stage 8 Preview The final stage of the Dauphiné and there's still all to play for with the overall classification still wide open. Jacob Fuglsang leads but can he defend and win this race for the second time?
Evenepoel poised for Baloise Belgium Tour win Nineteen-year-old Remco Evenepoel continued his run of form at the Baloise Belgium Tour on Saturday, placing third on the stage won by Victor Campenaerts and setting himself up to take his first stage race win for Deceuninck-QuickStep when the five-day race ends Sunday in Beringen.
Your guide to Trek's 2019 road bike range Some of the higher end bikes are available through Trek's Project One system that let's you choose the components you want and even the paint scheme. Here are the highlights of the range.
Sportful Bodyfit Team 15 Socks Slightly untidy stitching but they keep your feet smelling sweet and might even offer an aero advantage… Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product? Sportful lists:. Meryl Skinlife bacteriostatic yarns. Partly made in light mesh, printable fabric.
In pictures: Flooded finish line as storm drenches peloton on stage seven of the Critérium du Dauphiné As the riders closed in on the finish line television pictures showed conditions had turned apocalyptic, with race organisers mobilising after the worst of the weather had passed in order to hurriedly rescue the situation as the peloton approached.
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