As Israel Start-Up Nation announced a new two-year contract for Alex Dowsett on Friday morning the 32-year-old was out on his bike, deep into preparations for next month’s assault on the UCI Hour Record.
Pascal Ackermann won stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana as Primoz Roglic secured the overall title for a second year running.
Sir Dave Brailsford believes Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart is at the forefront of a new generation of cyclists bringing “more aggressive” racing to the sport.
A few weeks after the start of the first Tour de France in a decade not to feature a British contender, Deceuninck-QuickStep rider James Knox suggested fans might want to tune into the Giro d’Italia instead.
Ireland’s Dan Martin battled to victory on stage three of the Vuelta a Espana on the summit finish at Laguna Negra to close on race leader Primoz Roglic.
A late solo attack from Marc Soler saw the Movistar rider claim victory on stage two of the Vuelta a Espana, with Primoz Roglic retaining the red jersey.
Primoz Roglic won the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana as Chris Froome immediately dropped out of contention.
Chris Froome has admitted he remains unsure of his form going into the Vuelta a Espana, suggesting he could end his time with the Ineos Grenadiers in a support role over the next three weeks.
Organisers say there’s a “strong chance” Chris Froome will ride in next year’s Tour of Britain, which will roll into Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire next September.
Sir Chris Hoy thinks the Tour of Britain will be “massive” for cycling in the north-east.
Chris Froome stands to retrospectively become Britain’s first Grand Tour winner and add a seventh title to his collection, all from his hospital bed in France where he is recovering from a horror crash which has ruled him out of the Tour de France.