Philippe Gilbert

Former world champion Philippe Gilbert joins Etixx-QuickStep

Philippe Gilbert, the 2012 world champion and on his day one of the strongest Classics riders in the peloton, has signed a deal to race with the Etixx-QuickStep team in 2017. The Belgian rider has taken stages in all three Grand Tours and also won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne, as well …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mat Hayman surprises to win Paris-Roubaix from the breakaway; Alberto Contador wins the Tour of the Basque Country; Ellen van Dijk wins the Energiewacht Tour; Kristin Armstrong wins the Redlands Classic; Elia Viviani hospitalised after being hit by a race moto at Paris-Roubaix; Philippe Gilbert suffers broken thumb in training altercation; Whistleblower accuses …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final stage; Cancellara: This win was special; Van Avermaet: Luck is on my side this year; Sagan philosophical in defeat; Report: Prosecutor concludes Mafia did play a role in Pantani’s 1999 Giro disqualification; Brammeier explains his criticism of Nibali: “Riders …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar, three stage wins for Alexander Kristoff; Philippe Gilbert victorious in the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia; Andrei Grivko claims the inaugural La Mediterraneenne; Leigh Howard wins a significantly shortened Clasica de Almeria; USA Pro Challenge cancelled for …

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Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

From the outside looking in, the life of a pro cyclist appears to be something that’s well worth aspiring to. Galavanting around the globe, racing in far-flung places, being looked after by team staff, all while only having to worry about your form, the team’s results and keeping your sponsors happy. One aspect that’s often …

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Preview: elite men’s World Championships road race

The 2015 Road World Championships culminate this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. Contested over 261.4km, the race will determine who gets to wear the coveted rainbow bands for the next 12 months. So, what’s the course like? And who are the contenders? Mikkel Conde put together the following preview. The route The day …

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Adam Yates claims first WorldTour win at San Sebastian

Adam Yates has claimed his first UCI WorldTour victory at Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian today. Just six days after completing his first Tour de France, the 22 year old who also won the Tour of Turkey, crossed the line in surprise as he confirmed he had in fact won the biggest race of his young …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Geschke takes stage 17; Gilbert Wins Grand Prix Cerami; Katie Hall wins stage 6 of Thüringen Rundfahrt; Van Garderen amongst several abandons on a difficult stage; Sky releases Froome’s powermeter data, but do the numbers add up?; Kwiatkowski confirmed to leave Etixx-Quick-Step; Mikel Landa …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days …

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News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay

It may be entirely coincidental but today’s announcement that Philippe Gilbert will miss the Tour de France due to a previously-undiagnosed fracture comes three days after the Belgian rider spoke with frustration about the BMC Racing Team’s dragging of heels in relation to selecting him for the Tour team. Speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws and …

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