Could McLaren sponsorship at Bahrain-Merida edge Mark Cavendish towards team?

Bahrain-Merida and Mark Cavendish could unite for 2019 with a one-year deal between the WorldTour team and the former world champion in the process of negotiation. Related Articles Over the last few weeks Cavendish and his representatives have been discussing possible moves to several teams. The sprinter is out of contract at Dimension Data at the end of the season, and while Cyclingnews understands that the rider was scheduled to have final talks with his current team last week, a deal has not yet been agreed. The relationship between Cavendish…

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Nibali and Moscon confirmed for Italian Worlds team

Vincenzo Nibali and Gianni Moscon are set to lead the Italian elite men’s team at the Road World Championships in Innbsruck. National coach Davide Cassani confirmed seven of the eight-man squad at a press conference in Milan on Monday, with four riders in a short list for the final spot. Related Articles Nibali and Moscon will be joined on the team by Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates), Franco Pellizotti, Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), Damiano Caruso and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC). Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafred), Dario Cataldo (Astana Pro Team), Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe)…

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Worlds: Tom Dumoulin and Ellen van Dijk lead Sunweb’s team time trial defence

Team Sunweb have named the 12 riders that they hope will defend their double team time trial world titles in Innsbruck. Last year, Sunweb surprised when they won both the men’s and women’s competitions on a dream day for the German-registered squad. This year will be the final running of the trade team time trial World Championships, which began in 2012. Related Articles Former individual time trial world champion and three-time European champion Ellen van Dijk will headline the women’s team, while current individual champion Tom Dumoulin is the star…

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CPL 2018 – Team of the tournament

CPL 2018 Narbavi R • Last updated on Mon, 17 Sep, 2018, 02:19 PM Trinbago Knight Riders were crowned the winners of CPL 2018 © Getty Colin Munro New Zealand’s white-ball specialist has easily been the most consistent batsman in the tournament. Colin Munro was the only batsman to score more than 500 runs this season, as he ended up with 567, 110 more than the second best. The left-hander hit six fifties in the tournament, including three in the space of four games. Despite losing steam towards the end, scoring only…

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Force India to reconsider team orders after ‘unacceptable’ Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon clash

Force India team principal Otmar Szafnauer has warned team orders may have to be reintroduced after seeing Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon collide on the opening lap of the Singapore Grand Prix. Ocon was forced to retire from the opening lap of the race after being punted into the wall by teammate Perez on the exit of Turn 3. Force India was forced to employ team orders mid-way through 2017 after the duo came to blows on several occasions throughout last season. Reflecting on the events of lap one, Szafnauer…

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Team Sunweb takes confidence from win in Worlds TTT dress rehearsal

As the reigning World Team Time Trial Champions, the Team Sunweb Women were the overwhelming favourites for the TTT that kicked off the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta on Saturday – even more so as many of their closest competitors had opted out of the Spanish race. The Dutch team won, putting Leah Kirchmann in the purple race leader’s jersey, but the race was not without hiccups. “We raced here with the same team that will also do the World Championships. And to be honest, it was not our best…

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Davis Cup: Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt part of victorious doubles team

Lleyton Hewitt (left) retired from tennis in 2016 but returned to playing doubles earlier this year Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt helped pull his side back into their Davis Cup World Group play-off against Austria after nominating himself to play in the doubles rubber in Graz. The 37-year-old stepped in for Jordan Thompson to partner John Peers, and the pair beat Jurgen Melzer and Oliver Marach 6-2 6-4 3-6 7-5. It was Hewitt’s 80th match for Australia, and first since 2016. They trail 2-1 after losing both singles rubbers on Friday.…

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Sergio Henao set to leave Team Sky for UAE Emirates

Sergio Henao is set to leave Team Sky at the end of the season and ride for UAE Team Emirates from 2019. Related Articles The 30-year-old appeared to confirm the move when interviewed by Colombian television station Caracol at the Vuelta a España. UAE Team Emirates confirmed to Cyclingnews that the deal was “advanced” but, having not prepared their own announcement, denied it had been finalised. “It’s my last year at Sky. I’ve already signed with UAE Emirates,” Henao said. Henao turned pro with Team Sky in 2012, having chosen to…

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LottoNL-Jumbo send young team to World’s team time trial

LottoNL-Jumbo will take a young and mostly inexperienced squad to the team time trial at the Innsbruck World Championships next weekend. Jos van Emden and Tom Leezer, as veterans, will lead the young squad. Related Articles Filling out the squad are Worlds newcomers Danny van Poppel, Koen Bouwman and Neilson Powless. The sixth rider is Timo Roosen, who rode the Worlds TTT for the team in 2015. “We’ve chosen this line-up with a view to the future,” said Head of Performance Mathieu Heijboer. Injuries have prevented the strongest possible team, so…

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Pinot joins Bardet and Alaphilippe in French Worlds team

Cyrille Guimard has now named seven of the eight riders who will represent France in the elite men’s road race at the World Championships, with Thibaut Pinot, Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) and Pierre Rolland (EF Education First-Drapac) added to the list of pre-selected riders on Friday. Related Articles Pinot, Molard and Rolland – all currently in action at the Vuelta a España – join the already confirmed Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors), AG2R La Mondiale duo Romain Bardet and Tony Gallopin, and French champion Anthony Roux (Groupama-FDJ) in the French squad. In…

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