California champ Hall goes to Boels-Dolmans for 2019

California champ Hall goes to Boels-Dolmans for 2019

American Katie Hall, winner of this year’s Amgen Tour of California women’s race, will ride for the high-powered Dutch team Boels-Dolmans in 2019. “I had a successful season in the U.S. this year, and I am excited to make the jump to Europe with Boels-Dolmans,” said...
End of an era: Jelly Belly will not sponsor pro team in 2019

End of an era: Jelly Belly will not sponsor pro team in 2019

After uncertainty plagued the team at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Jelly Belly confirmed Tuesday that it would end its sponsorship of the American Continental team after 2018. The California-based candy company had sponsored the team for the last 19 years, making...
Vintage Leadville video #4: 104 miles on a 35-year-old MTB

Vintage Leadville video #4: 104 miles on a 35-year-old MTB

With about 30 miles to go in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, I resorted to the most ancient shifting technique known — with a slight acceleration, I unclipped my right foot, kept spinning the left, and gently tapped my chain into the granny gear on my...
Porte: Teams need more sponsors to compete with Sky

Porte: Teams need more sponsors to compete with Sky

One of the big talking points in the wake of another Team Sky blowout at the Tour de France was the team’s financial heft that allows it to steamroll much of the peloton. Several voices have called for salary caps and budget parity across the UCI WorldTour to create a...
Nibali: Fans often turn races into a ‘circus’

Nibali: Fans often turn races into a ‘circus’

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), after crashing and abandoning the Tour de France due to an incident with a fan, says “cycling has become a circus.” The Sicilian winner of all three grand tours became entangled what appeared to be a fan’s...
Sagan ready for Vuelta return after two-year absence

Sagan ready for Vuelta return after two-year absence

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is ready to return to the Vuelta a España, which starts August 25, for the first time since 2015. Sagan has excluded the Spanish grand tour from his program in recent years. His typical worlds build-up...
Kuss set to make grand tour debut at 2018 Vuelta

Kuss set to make grand tour debut at 2018 Vuelta

Sepp Kuss is bound for Spain after his dominant overall win this week at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. While the rest of his LottoNL-Jumbo teammates in Utah will continue on to the Colorado Classic, the 23-year-old American is set to make his grand tour debut this...
Trentin wins European road championships; Sagan abandons

Trentin wins European road championships; Sagan abandons

Italy’s Matteo Trentin won the European road race championships in Glasgow, Scotland ahead of the Netherland’s Mathieu van der Poel and Belgium’s Wout van Aert. Trentin, who fractured his spine earlier in the year at Paris-Roubaix, was happy to take the...