Tom Dumoulin decided last Friday evening to take unpaid leave for an indefinite period. He takes a break in his career, because he has not felt happy as a cyclist for a year. Whether he will ever return to the peloton is now the big question. We look at the circumstances and hear from other riders.
Nov 12, 2020: All the stats: Most wins, top team, rankings for riders, teams and countries-TOP STORY. Evenepoel’s girlfriend needed oxygen after crash, cyclocross for Pidcock, Riis out of NTT, Dowsett hour record and Bahrain's Vuelta. Contract news. Team news. Race news. Ban for Groenewegen and no ban for Simmons.
We now only have one Grand Tour to watch in this very strange 2020 season. Will the Vuelta a España follow the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia and fall to a 'Young Gun'? Too soon to tell, but Ed Hood takes a different look at the 'primera semana' of the Spanish Tour.
Tim Wellens won stage 5 to Sabiñanigo on Saturday. The Lotto Soudal rider was the strongest in a leading group of three at the end of 184.4 kilometres. Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) finished second, ahead of Thymen Arensman (Sunweb). Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) was fourth and held the overall lead.
Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España 2020. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider won the bunch sprint after a stage of 191.7 kilometres to Ejea de los Caballeros. Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) finished second, ahead of Jakub Mareczko (CCC).
Dan Martin won the third stage of the Vuelta a España 2020. The Irishman crossed the finish line first after a 166 kilometre long mountain stage with the finish at La Laguna Negra. He was the strongest sprinter from an elite group. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) came in second, ahead of Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers).
Oct 22, 2020 - All the latest news from the Giro and the Vuelta, plus Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne all with video. Covid-19 changes the Giro route - TOP STORY. Alaphilippe talks season and crash. Rider covid cases, Jumbo-Visma women's team, Gatto to retire, contract news from Majka and Lotto Soudal. WorldTour teams swap bikes. EUROTRASH coffee time!
Primoz Roglič won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España. The Jumbo-Visma rider escaped on the descent of the Alto de Arrate in sight of the finish, and stayed ahead of what was left of the peloton. Richard Carapaz was second. Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome both lost time on the first day.
Three of the best riders of the season where together for for the victory in the 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen. World champion, Julian Alaphilippe was taken out by a motorbike leaving the old enemies, Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert to sprint it out at the line for the Dutch champion to take the victory.