Philippe Gilbert returns to racing just two months after shocking Tour de France crash

The Belgian one-day specialist suffered a broken kneecap after hitting a wall on a descent Philippe Gilbert will make an unexpected return to racing this year, just two months after a dramatic Tour de France crash. The 36-year-old suffered a broken kneecap after he hit a low wall and fell some distance on stage 16 of the Tour. After finishing the stage, Gilbert discovered he had fractured his knee and withdrew from the race but was given the day’s combativity award for his efforts. Gilbert said: “The first days after…

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Van Dijk confirms move from Sunweb to Trek Factory Racing in 2019

The new Trek Factory Racing women’s team confirmed Thursday that they have signed Ellen van Dijk for two seasons, a contract that will take her through the end of 2020. The Dutch time trial specialist joins the team after spending two seasons with Sunweb. Related Articles “I’m very excited to join the Trek Factory Racing team next year. It’s great to see Trek stepping up as a sponsor and bringing women’s cycling to a higher level with this team. The way they approach women’s cycling is exactly what is needed…

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At the Vuelta a Espana with BMC Racing – Gallery

The BMC Racing riders enjoyed the second rest day of the Vuelta a España on Monday, recovering from a gruelling week of racing that concluded with three consecutive mountain stages. Related Articles Richie Porte has struggled to compete for the general classification and so the team targeted stage victories in the second week, with Porte, Nicolas Roche, Alessandro De Marchi, Brent Bookwalter and Dylan Teuns all going on the attack and often prominent in breakaways. De Marchi produced a huge ride to win stage 11 to Ribeira Sacra Luintra after…

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Tayler Wiles signs with new Trek Factory Racing women's team

American Tayler Wiles will move next year from Trek-Drops to the new Trek Factory Racing women’s team that will be directed by Ina Teutenberg and retiring pro Giorgia Bronzini. Wiles, 29, joins previously announced riders Lizzie Deignan, Elisa Longo Borghini, Lotta Lepistö, Ruth Winder, Lauretta Hanson, and Abi Van Twisk in the new project sponsored by the US bike manufacturer and run in conjunction with the Trek-Segafredo WorldTour team. “I am incredibly excited about signing with Trek Factory Racing for 2019 and 2020,” Wiles said in a statement released by…

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Force India to compete under new name at Spa, Racing Point Force India

Force India will compete this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix under the new name — Racing Point Force India, the FIA has confirmed. The team will make its official debut this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. As it is a new entry, the existing Force India team is excluded from the constructors’ championship losing all of its points. Force India entered administration during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend due to financial issues. The team was eventually saved by the father of Williams driver Lance Stroll, Lawrence. More to follow Source link

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Force India to compete under new name, Racing Point Force India

The Force India Formula One team has been renamed Racing Point Force India under its new ownership and had a new mid-season entry to this year’s championship accepted by the FIA. The news means the Force India team that competed up until the Hungarian Grand Prix in July has been excluded from the championship and sacrificed all its points. However, the new deal ensures Racing Point Force India — which is a new entity but effectively the same team in all but its championship entry — will race for the…

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IndyCar agrees to 4-year deal to keep racing at Texas Motor Speedway through 2022

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Motor Speedway and IndyCar have agreed on a four-year sanction agreement to keep the open-wheel series racing at the track through at least 2022. The deal was announced Thursday. Scott Dixon won at Texas in June in the last race under the previous agreement. IndyCar has been part of the Texas schedule each year since the track’s inaugural season in 1997. The DXC Technology 600 race next June 8 will mark the 23rd consecutive year with an IndyCar race on the 1 1/2-mile oval. The…

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Gaviria returns to racing at Great War Remembrance Race

Fernando Gaviria will race for the first time since his exit from the Tour de France as he lines up for the inaugural Great War Remembrance Race in Belgium on Friday. Related Articles The Colombian sprinter won two stages on his Tour debut and wore the yellow jersey but was one of the many sprinters to leave the race after missing the time cut in the Alps. He will lead Quick-Step Floors on home turf, with fellow sprinter Fabio Jakobsen another option for the Belgian outfit. Niki Terpstra and Yves…

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Matthews: I’m racing with my heart and trying to get something out of the season

All spring, Michael Matthews found himself playing catch-up after falling and breaking his shoulder at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Come the Tour de France, the Australian had fought his way back into shape, only for a sudden bout of illness to force him out of the race ahead of stage 5 in Lorient. Related Articles Twelve months on from wearing the green jersey on the Champs-Élysées, Matthews spent the final Sunday of the Tour thrashing his way around the RideLondon-Surrey Classic course in relative anonymity as he looked to right…

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas to return to racing at Deutschland Tour

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) will return to racing at next week’s Deutschland Tour (August 23-26), lining up alongside Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) as the German national tour returns after a 10-year hiatus sparked by doping scandals in the sport. Related Articles Thomas rode a series of post-Tour de France criteriums after riding into Paris in yellow on July 29. He was given a public reception in Cardiff last week but recently began training, with Team Sky confirming that…

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