Tension was mounting on Friday as the pretenders to the 2021 Tour de France fine-tuned their plans to dethrone the champion Tadej Pogacar with the 21-day bike race about to embark from the Atlantic Coast. France’s fortified western port of Brest hosts the Grand
Cavendish was not expected to be among the eight riders selected by Deceuninck-Quick Step for the Tour but was a last-minute inclusion in the squad following Sam Bennett’s withdrawal. Known as the "Manx Missile," the rider from the Isle of Man shook his head in disbelief as he pulled on the jersey.
Defending champion Tadej Pogacar fired out a defiant warning to would-be Tour de France title contenders by storming the individual time-trial on Wednesday while Mathieu van der Poel clung on to the overall lead after stage five.
Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse: Evergreen Alejandro Valverde produced a trademark late dash to win stage six of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday as Alexey Lutsenko finally got hold of the overall lead. The 41-year-old Movistar leader Valverde
The UAE Team Emirates have unveiled the team heading into the Tour de France (June-26 to July-18) to start the Grand Boucles which begins from the city of Brest. The team enter the 21 stages led by 2020 champion Tadej Pogacar, with a mix of climbers and flat-terrain
Ariane Luthi, the current UCI Marathon world ranking leader, edged her Swiss compatriot and reigning World Champion Ramona Forchini to win the HERO Dubai Hatta Elite Women’s 60km Race on Friday, while Martin Stosek of the Czech Republic took the men’s Elite 60km crown.
In a new and modern era of inclusivity for the sport, the Emirati squad will emulate fellow World Tour teams Trek-Segafredo, Jumbo-Visma and Movistar in having a successful women’s team alongside their men’s team.
The fifth and final ‘monument’ of the season, II Lombardia, is finally upon the riders of UAE Team Emirates and a squad of seven head to Italy to take on the iconic 243km race from Bergamo to Como on Oct.12.
With the hopes of reaching the level of Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana — the three Grand Tour events — the organisers of UAE Tour announced the dates