This should have been the final week-end of the 2020 Tour de France (original dates). 2019 was a very good French Grand Tour and Egan Bernal is proof of a 'new guard' in the World of the professional peloton. Here is our selection of the best and different images from the finalé. Vive la Tour!
Dec 02, 2019 - 35th cross win in a row for Van der Poel in Zilvermeer. Reports and video from Mol and Kortrijk. Philippe Gilbert still has contract problems from 2011 - Top Story. An unbelievable amount of other cycling news: Van der Poel races, Van Aert kit, Giro/Tour for Bernal? Team and rider news, new bikes, Angliru, Hammer, De Jongh talks and Alaphilippe wins Velo d’Or.
Oct 28, 2019 - The cross season is at Full Gas. Top Story-Giro'20. Reports and video form Saitama, Gavere and Beringen. Loads to catch up: Kittel, Wanty one-day WorldTour, Fuglsang Tokyo gold, Quintana in Colombia, Carthy signs, Modolo for Corendon, Bahrain and Cavendish, Euskadi, Roompot, UAE, Pantano in politics and “The Wolfpack: 365 Days At The Wheel”.
Vuelta Stage Report: World champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España after a battle royal on the steep finalé of the Mas de la Costa. Valverde out-sprinted Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) just ahead of Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and teammate Nairo Quintana. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) couldn't follow, so López is back in the red jersey.
Vuelta Stage Report: Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) won the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España. The Spanish rider was the best on the tough final in Ares del Maestrat, a third category climb. Herrada defeated his escape companion Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), who was more interested in taking the overall lead. Teuns replaced Astana's Miguel Ángel López in the red jersey.
Stage Report: Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) won the shortened stage 20 to Val Thorens. Just after the start, the Italian sneaked into the escape group to eventually go solo for the stage victory. Egan Bernal (Ineos) successfully defended his yellow jersey, while Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) pushed on to the podium at the expense of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step).
July 22, 2019 - The 2019 Tour de France just keeps giving. We have all the news from the last four stages with rider quotes and video. Plus La Course by Le Tour. Mathieu van der Poel for the WorldTour-Top Story. It's not all Tour: Riders for the Adriatica Ionica, 2020 Tour Down Under, Tour de Yorkshire, Carrefour sponsor of La Vuelta and Stig Broeckx visits the Tour de France video.
Stage Report: On the tough finalé of stage 6, Dylan Teuns fought his way over the gravel road to cross La Planche des Belles Filles finish line first. The BahrainMerida rider defeated his Italian co-escapee, Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) after an exciting duel. The Italian maybe didn't win the stage, but he captured the yellow jersey from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) by 6 seconds.
July 08, 2019 - Two stages into the 2019 Tour and we have all the action and results. Plus the Tour of Austria and the Tour de Delta. Changes at Lotto Soudal, Philippe Gilbert to jump ship? - Top Story. Other news: Lotto Soudal sponsorship, Bahrain-Merida with Rudy Project, Renshaw retire, new CUBE for Wanty, Sunweb and BinckBank, Boonen and Chavanel and Vuelta etapa.