The Vuelta boasts five new summits, shorter stages, and plenty of uncertainty
An unconventional closing week across Spain's rugged Sierra de Gredos could up-end the Spanish grand tour
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An unconventional closing week across Spain's rugged Sierra de Gredos could up-end the Spanish grand tour
The season's final grand tour often comes down to who has the legs and motivation — there is no lack of candidates for the overall in 2019
The Vuelta could be more wide open than ever with many of the established GC stars missing for one reason or another
The Australian team will race for the podium with Chaves; defending champion Simon Yates decides to miss the Spanish grand tour.
The French star is ending his racing season early after another disappointing GC performance at the Tour this summer.
The five-day Burgos tour is a good indicator of who is on winning form going into the Vuelta later in August
Despite finishing second in the Tour, the Ineos star will skip a run at the Spanish grand tour and focus on the world TT title instead
There are a lot of reasons why Geraint Thomas should race the Vuelta — the Spanish grand tour is there for the taking
Julian Alaphilippe revived French dreams with his thrilling Tour ride, but this writer hopes "Loulou" stays just the way he is.
Despite some key names missing, Vuelta officials are hopeful the race will pack the same punch that fans have grown accustomed to
With his season all but over, the Dutch star is mulling a change of team colors to kick-start his suddenly stalled career
A string of high-profile departures leaves Movistar desperate to shore up its grand tour options leading into 2020
Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Dumoulin are just a few of the big names that will switch teams after 2019.
Latin American riders could match the UK sweep of all three grand tours this year, setting up a new Ineos era of domination
Several top riders are heading to Spain for the Clásica San Sebastián, but recent Tour winner Egan Bernal might be heading home.
Pinot vows to return to the Tour de France next year to make amends for his tearful departure
The Colombian superstar was humble in congratulating Bernal for making history, but vows to keep fighting for his own shot at yellow.
Egan Bernal's long journey to the 2019 Tour de France victory included a few moments when the young Colombian seized the opportunities that were in front of him.
A year after winning, the Welshman prefers to celebrate Bernal’s victory instead of being bitter of his missed chance to defend.
Jumbo-Visma caps its best season ever by pushing Steven Kruijswijk onto the final podium, with Sunday's sprint yet to come.
The inconsistent Basque climber has nothing to lose and vows to try to blow up the race in a bid for the final podium in Paris.
French hero Alaphilippe is becoming a bigger problem by the day for the top favorites as the Tour enters its final battleground. And Pinot packs the punch that should worry all the other would-be winners.
A combination of factors has transformed this year's Tour de France into one of the most unpredictable and engaging in decades.
Though he carries the yellow jersey into the Tour's final rest day, Alaphilippe realizes how hard it is going to be to win the Tour de France.
After putting costly time losses behind him, Pinot is a riding a wave of momentum after three stellar days across the Pyrénées to surge back into contention for the yellow jersey
Movistar threw everything at the Tourmalet on Saturday only to see its GC hopes dissolve and the stage victory escape
Though it took too long, the case to disqualify Juan José Cobo from the 2011 Vuelta is an important milestone in the fight for clean sport.
Despite a promising first week, hopes of a tightly bound GC battle have succumbed to the suffocating dominance of Team Ineos.
After a relatively smooth first half of the Tour, Egan Bernal will have pressure to move as the race tilts into the first major climbs this weekend.
The French superstar is realistic about his chances to defend the yellow jersey as the race finally tilts into the longer climbs looming in the Pyrenees and the TT challenge
A touch of wheels sent Mikel Landa to the ground as the peloton broke into echelons. The Basque favorite ended up losing important time.
French fans are celebrating Bastille Day with Alaphilippe in the yellow jersey and Pinot moving up.
Tour rookie Woods wasn't injured in a late-race crash Saturday but he lost valuable time that took him out of the GC picture
EF Education First saw its solid opening week marred by a crash Friday involving van Garderen a day after Woods and Urán punched into the top-10 overall
With Landa and Quintana showing signs of life, Movistar enters the second week of the Tour de France with growing confidence.
The Frenchman can't explain why he fell off the pace so dramatically in the Tour's first GC test.
With important sponsors leaving, the future of Katusha-Alpecin is far from secure, but staffers deny the team has given up hope
Two mountainous stages in the Vosges could determine Jakob Fuglsang's fate in this year's Tour de France
Although he started the Tour almost unrecognizable in his trade team kit, Peter Sagan is back in the more familiar green jersey. Having won the points competition in every Tour he's finished, you might as well get used to seeing him in it.
For many teams, the stage 2 TTT was all about limiting losses, as an early deficit can easily turn into a chasm with the smallest of issues later in the race.
Believing 2019 to be its best shot at winning the Tour de France, Movistar will back Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa
With just four starters at this year's Tour de France, American cycling has seen its presence in the French race plateau in recent years
Adam Yates returns to the Tour de France as Mitchelton-Scott's GC favorite. HIs chief lieutenant will be his brother, Simon.
Giro officials revealed the opening three stages of next year's edition, but sources tell VeloNews a 'virtual' event could still be in the cards
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The UCI handed down four-year suspensions to Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler for their involvement in the Operation Aderlass doping ring
Elia Viviani, Enric Mas and Julian Alaphilippe will carry Deceuninck-Quick Step's hopes at the 2019 Tour de France
Despite his recent show of form, Egan Bernal is comfortable with Geraint Thomas leading Ineos at the Tour de France and says he will support him
Sprinter Caleb Ewan finally gets selected for his first Tour de France. But he's not just riding for the experience
After being on the cusp of a big win for years, Hugh Carthy finally nets a WorldTour victory in the Swiss Alps
Australian highlights GC credentials with second place behind Egan Bernal in the Tour de Suisse
As a number of favorites are sidelined or affected by injury and poor form, confidence is growing in the home nation's chances at the Tour de France
With Chris Froome injured and Geraint Thomas banged up, Egan Bernal hopes to make a mark at the Tour de Suisse, on his way toward the Tour de France.
At 19, Remco Evenepoel is one of the most versatile riders in the WorldTour. And he's living up to the enormous hype placed on him by the Belgian media
The UCI's confirmation of Cobo's sanction means Chris Froome could be named the official winner of the 2011 Vuelta a España
American Tejay van Garderen gains confidence from second place at Critérium du Dauphiné, but remains committed to support role at the Tour de France
2018 stage winner John Degenkolb suggests he won't be selected for the Tour de France, as Trek-Segafredo focuses on Richie Porte's GC ambitions
Sunweb team leader has gravel removed from knee as he ramps up preparations for the Tour de France
The new Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge will send pro riders racing up the Giant of Provence this coming Monday
Doctors are optimistic that Chris Froome can return to racing—when that will be is yet to be determined
With Chris Froome ruled out of this year's Tour de France following his crash at the Dauphiné, the race has suddenly taken a very different complexion
Fractured hip added to Chris Froome's list of injuries, as Wout Poels describes recon crash as worst he's ever seen
According to Ineos boss Dave Brailsford, Froome was in excellent form and highly motivated when he suffered a freak accident on a recon ride at the Dauphiné
Team officials confirm Chris Froome will not start the Tour de France next month following a crash Wednesday in a training ride
Colombian Pantano offers no explanation of how EPO entered his system in out-of-competition controls
Despite a bumpy ride last year, Movistar is packing all of its firepower into the Tour with hope of dislodging Ineos and Chris Froome
No Roglic for the Tour as Dutch squad focuses on sprints and GC
With no major health problems or crashes, Simon Yates will try to understand what went wrong at the Giro d'Italia
Mathieu van der Poel will skip the mountain bike world championships and World Cup finals to prepare for the UCI road worlds.
After skipping a title defense at the Giro, Froome is hopeful a strong Dauphiné will bode well for a run at a fifth yellow jersey
Cycling's governing body promises new methods to combat the threat of 'mechanized doping' within racing
Following a strong Giro, grand tour rookie Lucas Hamilton has some wondering if he's Australia's next star
The Giro d'Italia could launch a virtual prologue in 2020; finishing times would not count toward GC
Carapaz set off warning shots with victory on stage 4 and solid time trial in San Marino, but no one paid attention.
Landa heads to the Tour as part of a Movistar lineup including Nairo Quintana, but the Spaniard remains optimistic that they will operate as co-leaders.
Instead of working for Dumoulin, Chad Haga saved his legs for Sunday's final trial, and the bet paid off with the 'hot seat'
Roglic's fight for the podium and Lopez's battle for the white jersey both impacted as fans intervened in the racing.
Giro d'Italia director open to innovation and globalization of a race renowned for its entertainment and unpredictability.
After picking up injuries in his stage 15 crash, Roglic is back to strength and looking to do more than just defend in the race's final mountain stage.
The sharks are circling ahead of the last mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia, but race leader Richard Carapaz is unflustered