De Lie almost saved Lotto-Soudal in 2022, but he's not getting ahead of himself as he continues to balance farming and winning in 2023.
Magnus Sheffield goes down in crash-marred stage that ends in a bunch kick.
Women's race is upgraded to WorldTour status and new summit finale replaces Old Willunga Hill.
Ally Wollaston surprises the big names, while Patrick Bevin crashes in Team DSM team debut.
Team boss pins hopes on De Lie, Ewan as newly relegated squad 'strives toward a mix of battling for points and going for wins and attacking.'
Here's the news making headlines on Saturday, January 7.
VN news ticker: Bennett going for green at Tour de France; Ewan to race Down Under with national team
Here's the news making headlines on Thursday, December 15.
Going into this week's racing, less than 200 UCI points separate the bottom four teams in the 'safe zone' among the WorldTour rankings.
From Pidcock and Pedersen to Vingegaard and Valverde: Relegation battles, fatigue, flights all reduce the elite men's start list but opens opportunity for surprise.
UCI Road World Championships: Alessandro Ballan is the last elite men's world champion to win rainbows in their home country.
Ewan stays switched on after worlds snub as quest for UCI points sends him through series of low-tier classics.
Fabio Jakobsen claims first win as European champion as points hunt dominates ‘Flanders Championship’
Groenewegen: Relegation 'is a worthless system.' Struggling WorldTour teams send top sprinters into action in lower-tier Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen.
'This might sound cheesy but this is going to be one of the proudest moments of my career,' says veteran Australian.
Matthews, Hindley, Spratt confirmed as headliners for Australia's worlds team, Ewan returns to form in Deutschland after selection snub.
Former pro Robbie McEwen: ‘Stick him in there to see how he gets on, just in case he can survive.’
Italian joins Belgian squad after spending several seasons at Groupama-FDJ.
Look out for Wout van Aert, Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen vying for the Superbowl of sprints in iconic Paris circuit-race.
Caleb Ewan is first at 13h05 (CET), while Jonas Vingegaard rolls down the ramp as the last rider at 17h00 (CET).
'We know that with Caleb we have one of the fastest in the peloton. Even if the two crashes have impacted him,' says team boss.
Australian sprinter is lanterne rouge in a race he wasn’t sure he’d be able to finish.
Australian sprinter looks destined to stay with Lotto-Soudal but says he wants to strengthen his leadout train.
Lotto-Soudal plays down the notion of Caleb Ewan dissolving his contract as relegation worries continue
'I empathize a lot with him and I feel for him. He’s been coping with it for a while now,' says team director Allan Davis.
Sweltering transition stage in south-west France offers an important opportunity for Ewan, Jakobsen, Groenewegen and other fast men.
Stuart O’Grady likens Wout van Aert to Eddy Merckx, talks Tour de France green jersey and Caleb Ewan
'Every stage is like a mini World Cup race. It’s so intense. That’s great for the sport and for the viewers but it makes it hard work for the pure sprinters,' says Australian.
'We have the experience of losing the Tour on the last day and we have won three grand tours so we know that we have to stay focussed,' says Zeeman.
Bad luck turns to no luck at all for Caleb Ewan as a crash takes down the Australian on stage 13.
Day's escape move stays clear following crash by Caleb Ewan.
The Australian sprinter survived the Alps and Lotto-Soudal was chasing an early breakaway.
The Tour leaves the Alps with a transition stage to St-Étienne in sweltering heat. The sprinters will be hungry to make the most of this opportunity.
'I have to have better legs than I had today, otherwise I’m in big trouble,' says Australian sprinter.
The riders are the first to exit the 2022 Tour, leaving 174 racers to start Thursday's sixth stage.
The Australian rider says he was squeezed out when Van Aert and Sagan moved to the right during the sprint.
Aussie speedster confident of turning around a season that 'definitely hasn’t gone as good as I’d have hoped.'
The Belgian team on the hunt for stage victories as it remains locked in tight WorldTour relegation battle.
Aussie sprinter not looking to change if team loses elite status, says agent.
Giro di Hoody: These are hard times for sprinters facing reduced opportunities across ever more challenging grand tours.
The Australian speedster struggled in the sprints at the Giro d'Italia after crashing on day one.
Aussie sprinter hoping to redeem his uneven Giro d'Italia in Wednesday's long, flat stage that should deliver a bunch sprint.
Giro d’Italia stage 11 preview: Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan, and Arnaud Démare return to center stage
The Giro’s leading sprinters will have their sights set on victory in Reggio Emilia six days after Scalea matchup.
Ineos Grenadiers tries to blow up the race and position Carapaz for the bonus seconds and a run at pink in hectic stage finish.
A series of sprint chances and transition stages will keep the suspense going into the final mountain stages.
A decade after winning out of a massive Giro breakaway, De Gendt proves he's still as wily as ever.
'For sure we'll see a big battle between GC riders.' Buzzsaw-shaped stage packs potential for ambush, attack, and sending sprinters out the back.
Sprint stars go shoulder to shoulder in an exciting finale that nearly saw a crash on the front of the race.
‘With 120km to go, we were wondering if we would wake up in time for the finale.’ Démare emerges from slumber to deliver sizzling sprint victory.
Caleb Ewan frustrated after missing out on Giro d’Italia stage win: ‘It’s second, so it’s not so good’
The Australian sprinter misses out by the smallest of margins as Arnaud Démare takes stage 6 in a photo finish
Juan Pedro López continued in the overall race leader's jersey after lone rider breakaway.
Groupama-FDJ help tow the big French sprinter over the stage's hard climb that proved too much for several key rivals.
Cavendish: 'We knew that was going to happen. It was a bonus if we could sprint today but we had to try.'
Australian set to take on Mark Cavendish on stage 5.
Australian sprinter ace rues 'perfect opportunity' for the pink jersey that was dashed after he clipped a wheel and crashed heavily.
A strange sense of déjà vu, from stage 3 the 2021 Tour de France, which also saw the Lotto-Soudal sprinter on the ground.
Caleb Ewan tumbles some 35 meters from the finish line.
Australian hits the deck after a touch of wheels, and Lotto-Soudal officials confirm he will start Saturday's time trial.
Belgian escape artist will use all of his skills in the art of the breakaway to make sure none of them arrive to deprive teammate Caleb Ewan a chance at victory.
'It is not possible to finish the Giro if you also want to be in top form at the start of the Tour de France,' says Lotto-Soudal sprinter.
A short but steep finale will set the stage for a tug-of-war between the sprinters and the 'puncheurs' for the first maglia rosa of the 105th Giro.
From Budapest to Verona, here are the pink jersey favorites, the key stages, the traps and opportunities to open the 2022 grand tour racing season.
Cavendish leads all-conquering Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl train at Belgian classic, Ewan pulls out due to ongoing illness.
Tour de Hoody: The last bunch sprint came in 2016, and everyone is bracing for more attacks on the Poggio.
'I was in good form and ready for a hard race, but like many riders, I faced a stomach flu at the worst time,' Ewan says.
From ‘Top Ganna’ to Americans rising, last week's ‘Race of the Two Seas’ packed more storylines than another Pogačar exhibition.
Aussie sprinter adds new races to spring schedule in extension of search for classics glory at Milan-San Remo.
Lotto-Soudal star pulls out of Tirreno-Adriatico to prepare for Milan-San Remo after sprinting to his first career win Wednesday at the Italian stage race.
Tadej Pogačar vs. Remco Evenepoel duel heats up at Tirreno-Adriatico.
No change to general classification with Filippo Ganna continuing to lead the ‘Race of Two Seas’
The Australian sprinter is intent on finally being first across the line down the Via Roma, and that means he won't be taking any chances this week.
Second-place in Kuurne shows Ewan has the legs – but can he make them count in the calendar's most unpredictable race?
The Australian sprinter was pipped to the win by Fabio Jakobsen at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, a late addition to his calendar after catching COVID-19.
Escape trio reeled in within meters of the line as race comes down to bunch sprint, with Caleb Ewan finishing second.
VeloNews is on the ground at the 'opening weekend' and caught up with some of the biggest stars starting Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
Soudal switches to Patrick Lefevere and Quick-Step as Belgian tech company joins Lotto with naming rights.