The second edition of the UCI-sanctioned gravel worlds is expected to see more of the established gravel stars to compete in Italy next month.
Movistar road racer Iván García Cortina and Movistar eTeam racers Ana Dillana and Hayley Simmonds will join the retired WorldTour pro on the dirt.
Here's the news making headlines on Saturday, January 7.
Annemiek Van Vleuten and Enric Mas move centerstage for Movistar in 2023.
Xabier Muriel, Yvon Ledanois, and Jürgen Roelandts will join the team's core group of sport directors for 2023.
Dries Devenyns looks likely to be the oldest rider in the men's WorldTour in 2023 at 40.
Retired Spanish star eyes dipping his toes into the booming gravel scene as well as acting as a liaison between staffers and riders at Movistar.
Just a diabetic kitty, looking for his forever home.
Never have so many marquee, top-level pros all retired in the same season.
Top riders from across the peloton will race on Singapore's Formula 1 circuit on October 30.
Hailed as 'an example,' Alejandro Valverde didn’t make the right choices when he should have, writes Peter Cossins.
Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valverde and Philippe Gilbert are three of the pros who have raced their last race.
Spanish veteran wins sprint for sixth in final race of career after making his Lombardia debut in 2003.
Pogačar and Mas go to finish line together after lighting up final with series of attacks on Civiglio and Battaglia climbs.
Valverde on his legacy: 'I gave everything so the fans could enjoy cycling.'
Movistar confirms four contract extensions as Spain's lone WorldTour team looks to future without Valverde.
The Slovenian star fended off Sergio Higuita and Alejandro Valverde to win just days before Il Lombardia.
Unzué hints at arrival of second title sponsor and laments letting Richard Carapaz get away, but applauds Annemiek van Vleuten and cites Matteo Jorgenson as part of 'future of team.'
Nibali: 'Valverde and I approach Lombardia with the desire to leave a mark.' Can the two old dogs deliver one final victory?
Giro boss: 'The last monument of the season is a bit more special than usual.'
Spanish veteran to finally call time on long and sometimes controversial career with four races in Italy.
Alberto Bettiol lead the Italians and Iván Cortina García heads up Spain as both nations race Sunday in the unfamiliar role as outsiders in the elite men's road race.
From Pidcock and Pedersen to Vingegaard and Valverde: Relegation battles, fatigue, flights all reduce the elite men's start list but opens opportunity for surprise.
Team boss Unzué confident in team backing for 2023 as it dangles above WorldTour 'relegation zone.'
Movistar is in the thick of a relegation battle, and Valverde is one of a number of Spanish riders not allowed to travel to Wollongong.
Retiring star vows to help Enric Mas push for the final podium.
Froome impressed with Valverde's consistency: 'He can sustain a high level all season long.'
Movistar's Alejandro Valverde is backing Mas: 'To finish third here today is a sign that he’s feeling strong.'
Hilltop sprint and bike-mad Basque crowds will see peloton shaken to life after Dutch start.
Spanish riders relieved to leave behind narrow Dutch roads packed with traffic furniture as Vuelta returns to Spain.
Movistar will change its team kit from blue to white during the Vuelta a España to honor Valverde in his final grand tour.
Enric Mas taking it 'day by day' as Valverde fires the 'last bullet' in Vuelta farewell.
The return of ex-champions Nibali, Froome, Valverde, Yates, Quintana, and Roglič marks a record for the Spanish grand tour.
Andy Hood reports on Alberto Contador's 2012 Vuelta a España triumph, a race featuring then-emerging talents Chris Froome and Andrew Talansky.
Former Tour-winner Delgado says Spanish fans feel 'like orphans' as other nations dominate the Tour de France and Vuelta a España.
Valverde's ride during the Vuelta could determine the WorldTour future of Spanish stalwarts.
Breakaway fends off GC group to win over HC climb and Sivakov takes over leader's jersey.
‘Retirement class of 2022’ includes grand tour winners, world champions, and generational giants of the peloton
From Vincenzo Nibali to Tom Dumoulin, and Alejandro Valverde, Richie Porte and Philippe Gilbert, a fleet of champions leaves at the top of the game.
The five-day race across northern Spain is perfectly positioned on the calendar just weeks ahead of the Vuelta.
Valverde will race at the Vuelta a Castilla y León and the Vuelta a Burgos in early August ahead of the Vuelta a España.
Spanish veteran discharged from hospital after being victim of training incident: 'Everything has been a scare and I'm fine.'
Driver reportedly stopped and then reversed into the riders before fleeing.
Driver reportedly stopped and then reversed into the riders before fleeing.
With Alejandro Valverde skipping the Tour, Movistar is bringing only one leader with Enric Mas.
With the Tour de France less than three weeks away, it’s another blow for Movistar which is scrapping for UCI points this relegation year.
With time running out, the Spanish star came up short in his 'last bullet' bid to win a stage in his final Giro d'Italia.
Alejandro Valverde loses almost eight minutes on GC rivals after suffering a puncture on the Superga descent.
Giro di Hoody: 'Generation Pogačar' might be dominating the Tour de France, but this year's Giro is proving that experience and depth still count.
Colombian climber under pressure to claw back GC time and keep top-three goal alive on high-stakes fourth stage summit finish.
Alejandro Valverde hoping to say ‘adios’ in final Giro d'Italia with at least one stage win.
Iván Sosa will lead the team as he rides his first grand tour in over a year.
After riding in the shadows at Ineos Grenadiers, the Colombian climber will step into the limelight at the Giro d'Italia this month.
The Spaniard turns 42 in five days, and nearly won his sixth edition of La Flèche Wallonne. He will be a favorite for Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday.
Here's everything you need to know about the men's and women's mid-week Belgian classic.
Enric Mas shoulders burden as center of Movistar's future after controversial exit of López, approaching retirement of Valverde.
Pogačar became the first Tour de France champion to win Strade Bianche
'It was as if I had won today' — Valverde continues strong start to his retirement season.
The Slovenian Tour de France champion adds victory at the burgeoning Italian event to his classics wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia.
Strade Bianche: From Tadej Pogačar to Julian Alaphilippe, favorites for every scenario on the ‘white roads’
Most editions end with a handful of strong riders hitting the final wall into Siena — who will it be this year? We break down the possibilities.
Israel-Premier Tech leader finishes behind Valverde in Spain as Gee takes shock fifth in final time trial.
US team confirms it's sending a full squad to Gran Camiño as Valverde returns to action following surprise stop.
GC field wide open against a very challenging route at the Vuelta a Andalucía.
The omicron variant is catching out riders and teams at a much higher pace than during the first two seasons of the pandemic.
Valverde withdrawn from home race the Vuelta a Murcia this weekend as COVID precaution.
Evenepoel believes stoney Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana finish was a grade too far, Alejandro Valverde finishes fifth with flat tire.
Even with his hazy history, Valverde's retirement will end an era.
The five-day Spanish race will see the riders go off-road with a race-defining summit finish on the Alto Antenas del Maigmó Tibi.
Valverde wins summit sprint for first victory in 11 starts at Mallorcan race.
Wellens wins mountainous one-dayer for fourth time, beating Valverde in shoulder-to-shoulder sprint.
Spain's 'BalaVerde' not nostalgic yet as he kicks off 2022 with a solid debut behind winner Brandon McNulty.
The long goodbye begins for Spain 'Green Bullet,' and hints he might race the world championships in Australia.
The WorldTour's oldest rider said he won't change his mind about retirement, and will target the Giro-Vuelta double in final season.
The official route for the 2022 edition will be revealed Thursday evening in Spain, and event organizers promise to live up to expectations of a climb-heavy course.
The Spanish WorldTour team is going for a darker blue tone for its new-look jersey for next season.
As Valverde lays out his path to his second (and last) Giro d’Italia, he expresses confidence in Movistar’s new generation of leaders.