Tour de Suisse

The 2019 Tour de Suisse commences on Saturday, June 15, for nine days of WorldTour racing.

The Swiss race is a warm-up for the Tour de France, with general classification contenders taking on the hilly parcours as they test their legs.

Collarbone Break

Unfortunately, we can confirm that Egan has suffered a broken collarbone in a training accident ahead of the Giro d’Italia.

More details to follow…

Team INEOS

Today (May 1st 2019) heralds the start of a new chapter for Team INEOS.

INEOS is now the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the Team’s holding company), signifying a fresh start following the conclusion of Team Sky’s decade-long ownership by Sky and 21st Century Fox.

Team INEOS officially launched at a press conference, held at The Fountaine Inn in Linton today, with Sir Dave Brailsford, Team INEOS team principal, and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, founder, and Chairman of INEOS, in attendance.

Tomorrow, the Team races in its new black and burgundy colors for the first time as Team INEOS at the Tour de Yorkshire.

Volta a Catalunya

The 99th edition of the Volta a Catalunya starts next Monday with a mountainous out-and-back race in Calella to finish on Sunday 31 March with a hilly criterium in Barcelona. The battle for GC probably boils down to high altitude finishes on the third and fourth day of action, respectively in Vallter 2000 and La Molina.

Egan Bernal, Chris Froome, Iván Sosa, Christian Knees, Sebastián Henao, Jhonatan Narváez, Pavel Sivakov, Iván Sosa

Egan Wins Paris Nice 2019

” I can’t believe that I just won Paris-Nice. It’s incredible for me. I’m really happy. I… I just can’t believe it yet.”

Paris Nice 2019

The 2019 edition of Paris-Nice sets off in Saint-Germain-en-Laye on Sunday 10 March to arrive in Nice on the 17th. The final weekend is, in theory, spectacular. A huge mountain stage with summit finish at the Turini Pass and the last day serves an explosive out-and-back race in the hills above Nice.

Bernal moves into Paris-Nice lead

Egan Bernal moved into the race lead at Paris-Nice following a tense penultimate stage that finished atop the Col de Turini and as won by Daniel Martinez (EF Education First). It was a day of mixed emotions for Bernal, who moved into the race lead at the expense of teammate Michal Kwiatkowski who was dropped on the final climb as the pace picked up to nullify the threat of Deceuninck-Quick-Step veteran Phillippe Gilbert, who had been virtual leader on the road for much of the stage.

Egan Bernal líder de Paris-Nice

El ciclista colombiano del equipo Sky, Egan Bernal, es el nuevo líder de la competencia París-Niza, disputada en Francia. Además, la etapa de 176 kilómetros entre Peynier y Brignoles, que se disputó este sábado, tuvo como ganador a Daniel Martínez, mientras que Miguel Ángel López fue segundo.

Tour Colombia 2.1

Lo entregue todo por mi compañero y al final ha valido la pena, me hubiera gustado poder disputar la etapa pero esto es trabajo en equipo señores…  Gracias por esta semana, por el apoyo y por todo. Si seguimos asi este va a ser el siguiente Gran Tour!  Gracias Colombia, eres lo mejor!!! Egan Bernal – Team Sky 

Tour Colombia 2.1

Froome will ride alongside 2018 Colombia Oro y Paz winner Egan Bernal, Iván Sosa, Sebastián Henao, Jonathan Castroviejo and Jhonatan Narváez on the provisional roster. Movistar will be bringing 2018 Oro y Paz runner up Nairo Quintana, who will be joined by Carlos Bertancur, Winner Anacona, Richard Carapaz, Marc Soler and Eduardo Sepúlveda.

Giro dÍtalia 2019

The young Colombian will lead a Grand Tour for the first time when the Giro starts in Bologna on May 6.
A race close to his heart, Bernal, 21, said: “The Giro is a race that I really, really like. I lived in Italy for three years, so I have a lot of friends there and I really like the Italian fans. I know the roads, I really like the Giro, and I want to do a good race there.”

RIP Sky Team

The decision will bring to a conclusion Sky’s ownership and sponsorship of Team Sky, which will continue to race under a different name if a new backer is secured to provide funding from the beginning of 2020. The team will compete as Team Sky for the last time throughout the 2019 road racing season, aiming to add to its total of 322 all-time wins including eight Grand Tours, 52 other stage races and 25 one-day races.sKE