Powless closes ‘dream’ rookie season at Chinese race

Powless closes ‘dream’ rookie season at Chinese race

NANNING, China (VN) — American Neilson Powless is completing a dream. He always wanted to be a professional athlete, and his first year doing so ends at China’s Tour of Guangxi. The 22-year-old is racing through China in LottoNL-Jumbo’s yellow colors and gaining...
Sunweb signs Bakelants, Theuns cuts ties early

Sunweb signs Bakelants, Theuns cuts ties early

Team Sunweb continues to shake up its lineup looking ahead to 2019. On Wednesday, it confirmed the arrival of Belgian pro Jan Bakelants and the departure of once-touted Edward Theuns. In a team statement, Theuns said he didn’t fit into the Sunweb system and asked to...
Gouvenou on Tour route: ‘We always look for balance’

Gouvenou on Tour route: ‘We always look for balance’

The 2019 Tour de France route will be unveiled on October 25 in Paris amid heightened anticipation. So what will it look like? Officials do their best to keep things under wraps to intensify the sense of intrigue. What race officials strongly deny is that the course...
Kuss carries grand tour experience into 2019

Kuss carries grand tour experience into 2019

BEIHAI, China (VN) — Sepp Kuss is ending his first season in the WorldTour ranks on a high and looking ahead to a repeat performance in 2019. This season, the Colorado native signed for WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo, won the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, and debuted in...
Dombrowski stays with EF, interested in dirt events

Dombrowski stays with EF, interested in dirt events

Joe Dombrowski will ride on with EF Education First-Drapac into 2019, according to a team announcement on Tuesday. He wants to return to top form in 2019 after two winless seasons, and he has also expressed interest in EF’s plans to dabble in mass-participation...
Gilbert, 36, has no plans to quit bike racing

Gilbert, 36, has no plans to quit bike racing

BEIHAI, China (VN) — Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) says quitting was not an option for him this summer when he broke his kneecap in the Tour de France. The Belgian star instead returned two months later and won his first race, the GP d’Isbergues. He now ends...
Nibali hints at Giro return for 2019

Nibali hints at Giro return for 2019

Vincenzo Nibali’s bid for a dream ending to erase his nightmare summer of 2018 simply ran out of gas Saturday. The 34-year-old Italian star gave everything to try to defend his Giro di Lombardia title and end the season the way he started it, with an Italian monument...
Nibali to meet French prosecutors over Tour de France crash

Nibali to meet French prosecutors over Tour de France crash

MILAN (AFP) — Vincenzo Nibali will return to France on November 10 to speak with prosecutors over a complaint he filed after fracturing his back in a crash that ruled him out of this year’s Tour de France, according to Italian media reports. The 33-year-old...