Unsung Dutch sprinter is thrust into the key role of leadout man in the quest to better the Merckx mark.
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Here's what's making headlines on Thursday, January 26.
Both robbers will face sentencing on February 7.
Cavendish speaks with L'Equipe of no-pressure negotiations with Vinokourov, chasing the Tour de France record, his mission 'to inspire.'
The Manx Missile is famously picky with his bikes. Here are his options from team sponsor Wilier.
Astana-Qazaqstan confirms early names to build a full sprint train in quest to break the Merckx mark.
The Dutchman will get his own opportunities as well as supporting Cavendish.
Faster rivals, aging legs, and an uncertain leadout: Our editors debate if Cavendish can deliver one more win to usurp Eddy Merckx.
Image shared with VeloNews of sprint ace loading into Astana vehicle at Spanish airport adds fresh chapter to rumors over his future.
Human Powered Health's Jonas Carney proud of development as team steadily builds toward WorldTour goal.
Prosecutors say robbery was 'planned invasion' to target expensive watches.
Sources confirm to VeloNews that both riders joined the team camp in Spain on Monday.
Gazzetta dello Sport reports Sunday that Tour de France sprint ace signs up with Astana for 2023.
B&B Hotels rider Pierre Rolland forced to retire, top stars scrambling for contracts in wake of sudden demise of Pineau's project.
VN news ticker: Geraint Thomas, Mads Pedersen confirm Giro d’Italia start; Primož Roglič hints at Tour return; Astana interested in Cavendish
Here's the news making headlines on Wednesday, December 14.
The sprinter is still without a contract after the late collapse of the B&B Hotel team.
French press reports that Pineau held a two-hour video conference with the team to tell them the news.
Manager tells riders they're free to sign with other squads after efforts to secure the team's financial future falls through.
Leadout ace admits he wants to race more often to find the winning groove with Jakobsen.
'I am very concerned about the situation. I have a feeling that there was only plan A, and no plan B' says head of rider's union.
Reports of worried riders looking for alternative teams as Jérôme Pineau’s project remains in jeopardy
French team boss set to appear in front of the DNCG on Monday to explain his plans.
Movistar is full for next season, and Sciandri says the story is 'not true'.
'For sprinters, if they can survive the mountains then they have ample opportunities for bunch sprints,' Cavendish says.
There is still time for Pineau to have a team in place for 2023.
Report: ‘Hardly any sign of life’ from Pineau’s B&B team with presentation cancelled and ‘nothing signed yet’
Doubts continue as L'Équipe speculates on budget and sources that claim no sponsor contracts have been signed yet.
French squad was due to announce plans at a press conference on Wednesday.
French team miss the initial deadline set by the UCI but have time to complete the application.
Report: Tour de France record back on as Mark Cavendish agrees one-year contract with Jérôme Pineau’s French team
British rider would be backed with a strong leadout train as he looks to break the record for Tour de France stage wins.
Cavendish's future after Quick-Step exit remains unknown with B&B boss Jérôme Pineau’s new project at center of contract speculation.
'To be honest when Cavendish was on the market with us we were still very much busy with Kristoff,' says Visbeek.
Top riders from across the peloton will race on Singapore's Formula 1 circuit on October 30.
Future uncertain for Cavendish while Iljo Keisse retires to take on DS role at Belgian outfit.
Magnus Sheffield, Geraint Thomas, Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde are all also expected to appear.
The 59-year-old Dane worked his last race with the so-called 'Wolfpack' at the recent Tour of Luxembourg.
Cavendish races for the first time with his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl teammates since the Tour de Pologne.
Veteran sprinter is still on the market and talking to Paris Cycling Club for 2023.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl chief expects Alaphilippe to be hunting for more than world championship form at the Vuelta a España.
Cavendish is looking for a team to race for what he hopes is at least two more seasons in the World Tour.
The arrival of the ever improving Merlier will help fill the hole left by the exiting Mark Cavendish, and Anthony Turgis extends with Team TotalEnergies.
Sprinter has his first outing since missing out on Tour de France selection.
Belgian boss comments on speculation of rifts with Remco Evenepoel and the transfer market.
French ProTeam to receive major budget increase for 2023.
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'If he got that Eddy Merkcx record, he’s an icon in the sport. You can always make room but there’s lots of questions,' says American team boss.
'He is not part of our project' — Patrick Lefevere says Manx sprinter won't feature in new-look Soudal-Quick-Step in 2023.
'A lot of people were anticipating that coming back on Patrick Lefevere,' Wiggins says of the decision to leave Mark Cavendish at home.
Jakobsen confirms Tour de France selection over Cavendish with debut victory: ‘We both deserve to be here’
Fabio Jakobsen beats back pressure to deliver in place of Mark Cavendish with comeback victory in Nyborg.
Officials release the Tour start list Thursday and the field includes 22 teams and 176 riders.
'Ewan has to take something out of this Tour, otherwise it’s starting to look like a really disastrous season for him,' says former green jersey king.
Cavendish reacts to discovering Tour de France team selection via social media.
Team goes all-in for Dutch sprinter, leaves world champion and record-chaser Cavendish at home.
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“Imagine getting the 35th Tour de France stage in the British champs jersey, it would be pretty beautiful," Cavendish said.
Veteran sprinter comes out on top in epic road race.
Bradley Wiggins: Mark Cavendish should be the first rider on the Quick-Step team for the Tour de France
Former teammate and Tour de France winner thinks Cavendish should be on the start line in Copenhagen.
It has been 10 years since Bradley Wiggins became the first British Tour de France winner. What happened next for the members of Sky's 2012 Tour-winning squad.
The four-time green jersey winner shares his views on who Patrick Lefevere should bring to the Tour de France.
British rider takes third in the sprint after late-race problems with his chain.
Is Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl cooking up a secret plan to bring Cavendish, Evenepoel, Jakobsen, and Alaphilippe to the Tour de France? Let's hope so.
Mark Cavendish ‘blew his chance’ of beating Eddy Merckx’s Tour de France record last year, says Holm
Quick-Step sports director thinks that Fabio Jakobsen would beat Mark Cavendish in two out of three sprints.
Giro di Hoody: These are hard times for sprinters facing reduced opportunities across ever more challenging grand tours.
Five stages on from their last thrilling battle into Cuneo, sprinters Arnaud Démare and Mark Cavendish get a final chance for glory as the Giro heads for Treviso
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss is playing the waiting game in the transfer market and time is on his side.
Quick-Step sprinter states he would like to stay with his Belgian team, confirms that he’d like to continue racing for at least another two years.
Merlier linked to move to Quick-Step in 2023 while out-of-contract Cavendish hunts options to prolong career.
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.
Cavendish and trainer Vasilis Anastopoulos not considering Tour preparation program as they go all-in for three full weeks at Giro d'Italia.
The Danish rider developed a fever overnight and leaves the race on doctors' orders.
'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.
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.'
British rider links up with a new agent as he weighs up his options in the transfer market.
Giro d'Italia lands back in Italy, Mark Cavendish's media snub, and why the peloton loved the ‘big start’ in Budapest.
A historic start in Budapest saw Mathieu van der Poel wear the leader's jersey in another grand tour, and Mark Cavendish again won a sprint finish.
Colombian encouraged by strong showing behind Mark Cavendish after a string of COVID infections during the past two seasons.
Van der Poel on pink jersey: 'Normally it’s impossible for to me to keep the jersey on Mount Etna.'