After a knee injury took Yates out of the Giro d'Italia, he returns to the Vuelta for the first time since winning in 2018 with every intention of winning again.
Alaphilippe looking to salvage season at Spanish tour as Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl confirms climber crew to support Remco Evenepoel.
'Julian Alaphilippe is a bit of a mystery this year. The whole season he has fought against bad luck,' Lefevere says of his world champion.
Belgian defends Pogačar against suggestion that he 'cracked' during the Tour de France: 'What Tadej did is still incredible.'
This year's edition of the Spanish grand tour lives up to its climber's reputation with no less than eight summit finishes.
Van Aert, Evenepoel and Stuyven will anchor a strong Belgian worlds team to be finalized in late August.
Patrick Lefevere says Remco Evenepoel is ‘completely different rider’ from last year’s Giro d’Italia
Lighter and more experienced, Evenepoel looking better than ever ahead of Vuelta a España debut.
Evenepoel sets tone for Vuelta a España with 45km solo at Clásica San Sebastián: 'I can go to the Vuelta with a really good feeling.'
Tadej Pogačar popped off the back at around 62km to go as Evenepoel roars to second victory in tough Basque race.
Belgian superstar is coming off three-week altitude camp with the Clásica, Vuelta a España and world championships in his sights.
The field is arguably the deepest and most varied of any one-day race on the men's WorldTour calendar.
Belgian boss comments on speculation of rifts with Remco Evenepoel and the transfer market.
Ethan and Leo Hayter dominate senior and U23 TT title defenses.
Neilson Powless denied opportunity to battle for spot on GC podium when mechanical forces bike change in final kilometer.
'I'm not good enough to compete with the best this week.' Evenepoel overcooked and relishing chance for recovery after stacked spring schedule.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl star was gapped on a hilly final circuit, but hopes to rebound in the final weekend.
Evenepoel joined by Tour-bound Martínez, Yates, Thomas, Vlasov, Pinot and more for a week of grinding long stages and huge summit finishes.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider won three of the six stages to wrap up the GC victory.
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.
A series of big rides in Norway will only stoke speculation whether Evenepoel will be tapped to race the Tour de France.
Belgian star wins in his first race since claiming monument victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
All-rounder is riding support during this Giro d'Italia but is hoping to see his chances to lead for Ineos Grenadiers this season.
Evenepoel keeps focus on Vuelta a España, discusses learning to handle social media storms, and home pressure.
Quick-Step boss held out hope until the end: 'Yesterday I told the guys that they should stay calm and don't act crazy, not race more nervously.'
Evenepoel over the moon: 'It’s my dream race. It’s a race that I really wanted to win in my life once.'
Quinten Hermans and Wout van Aert sprint out of chase group for second and third to make it an all-Belgian podium.
The 22-year-old Belgian is set to make his long-awaited debut at the one-day race.
Julian Alaphilippe says 'no regrets' after missing podium, and 'Wolfpack' vows to go down swinging at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday and Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday provide the Belgian team a last chance to 'save' its uneven spring season.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider cited by race jury after pushing Ben Turner during Brabantse Pijl.
Quick-Step's woes continue with Remco Evenepoel stymied and Julian Alaphilippe floored.
Evenepoel 'missed some percentages' in aggressive final stage and slid off GC podium just 5km from finish of prestigious Basque race.
Itzulia Basque Country: Daniel Martínez wins overall as Ion Izagirre snatches scintillating final stage
Evenepoel cracks on final climb of an explosive stage, losing two-second overnight GC lead and falling off final podium.
Aleksandr Vlasov and Jumbo-Visma star get mixed up near finish line as Remco Evenepoel moves into the lead.
Remco Evenepoel takes over GC lead, two seconds ahead of Daniel Martínez, as Primož Roglič slides to eighth.
Alaphilippe and Evenepoel are on track to ace the Ardennes, but that may only paper over the cracks of Quick-Step's failings in Flanders.
The victory made the Frenchman the first reigning world champion to win a stage at the Basque Country tour.
Jumbo-Visma star boasts 16 individual time trial victories in his career, with half coming south of the Pyrénées.
Evenepoel on a mission to 'give something back' in Itzulia after 'Wolfpack' leaves cobblestone classics with tails between legs.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss urges patience and expectation management when picking apart Remco Evenepoel's performance at Tirreno-Adriatico.
From ‘Top Ganna’ to Americans rising, last week's ‘Race of the Two Seas’ packed more storylines than another Pogačar exhibition.
Evenepoel not sugar-coating Carpegna capitulation after becoming one of main threats to Pogačar's Tirreno tyranny: 'I needed 30 or 40 watts more.'
Barely a week after blazing to victory at Strade Bianche, Pogačar powers away from peloton in a way that evokes the Italian climber.
Belgian star on mission to follow Tour de France toppers on 'Pantani climb' at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Belgian star leads top attackers off-course in miscue that didn't shake up GC but might have cost them a chance to win the stage.
Tadej Pogačar on Belgian rival in uphill faceoff: ‘Sometimes he tried too hard.’
Defending champion Pogačar assumes race lead ahead of Remco Evenepoel. American Quinn Simmons leads the climbing competition.
Belgian rider clocked driving at 125kph in a 70kph zone.
Tadej Pogačar vs. Remco Evenepoel duel heats up at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Pogačar darts away from Remco Evenepoel to snatch back bonuses: 'If you have a chance, you take it.'
A late-race puncture proved costly to the Basque climber at Strade Bianche, and he's hoping his luck turns this week at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Top names likes Richard Carapaz and Jonas Vingegaard lose a half minute and more in opening time trial to top GC favorites.
Despite being involved in one of cycling's most spectacular crashes just 48 hours before, the two-time world champion finished the opening time trial.
Two of the peloton's brightest young stars finally square off at Tirreno-Adriatico in highly anticipated duel.
Who will you be watching at the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico? Here's who we think will make waves next week – and no, Tadej Pogačar isn't one of them.
Quick Guide: What you need to know ahead of a week of Italian racing that welcomes Pogačar, Carapaz, Sagan, Thomas, Kuss and more.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl boss said the expansion of gravel into stage racing is going too far, but insists he's a fan of Strade Bianche.
From Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's enviable sprinter problem to Ineos Grenadiers' Tour-shape hole in its roster, this is what the one-week race taught us.
Belgian will target time trial success in Italy but has all the makings of a GC favorite.
American takes Algarve podium as he heads to Paris-Nice with unfinished business.
Evenepoel finishes in five-rider lead group to take second Algarve GC win of career, Brandon McNulty moves up to second overall.
Belgian crushes the field to take overall lead with one stage remaining.
Evenepoel takes dominant win over Stefan Küng and Ethan Hayter, secures control of GC ahead of final stage.
Belgian keeps his favorite tag after coming through the first mountain finish
Young Belgian will spin on the rollers as he gets used to his new bike set-up.
Geraint Thomas, Tom Pidcock, Dani Martínez, Ethan Hayter head to Portugal.
A star-studded field heads to Portugal with chances for the GC riders, sprinters and time trial specialists.
Quick-Step is braced for big things ahead of Van Wilder's debut this week: 'If Remco is the new Merckx, then he is also the new Merckx'
After two seasons torn up by COVID and crashes, this year could give Evenepoel the runway to show what he's about.
Jakobsen rides the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl express to his second victory of the race.
Evenepoel believes stoney Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana finish was a grade too far, Alejandro Valverde finishes fifth with flat tire.
Belgian distanced and out of the race lead as Vlasov takes over at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.
Remco Evenepoel held onto the overall lead with a 19-second margin.
Belgian star opens 2022 racing account with Spanish win.
The five-day Spanish race will see the riders go off-road with a race-defining summit finish on the Alto Antenas del Maigmó Tibi.
The Belgian 22-year-old is looking forward to a more straightforward 2022 campaign after an injury-interrupted season last year.
Ex-Belgian national coach Rik Verbrugghe watched helpless from the sidelines, 'I saw a strange strategy from the team.'