Team Astana rider Peio Bilbao reacts after crossing the finish line of stage seven at the Giro d’Italia on Friday. Agence France-Presse
UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza will be looking to recapture some form as the Emirati joins his teammates at the Tour of Turkey (April 16-21). The UAE National Champion most recently turned out for UAE Team Emirates at the Giro di Sicilia, but will be hoping for more luck this time around.
The Ardennes Classics continues on Wednesday with UAE Team Emirates announcing a stellar line-up to take on La Fleche Wallonne and the fourth Monument of the season -- Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Spearheading the team of seven riders will be Dan Martin. The Irishman picked up the race victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2013,
UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi recorded his highest ever finish at the Ardennes Classics, picking up a spot on the podium at La Flèche Wallonne.
The qualifying round matches will start at 10am on Sunday, while the main round matches will start from Monday. The final will be played on Saturday evening (December 11).
The Netherlands, bidding to win their first World Cup after losing in three previous finals, will face Argentina or Australia in the last eight.
Brazilian soccer legend Pele is receiving palliative care after chemotherapy stopped having the expected results as he battles colon cancer, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Saturday.
The Saudi overcame first day motion sickness that cost him around 10 valuable minutes to win the second of the weekend’s two selective sections through the Al Qudra desert to guarantee the title and a winning margin of 67 seconds over Overdrive Racing team-mate Lucas Moraes.