Liane Lippert finishes second as Movistar's two new recruits from DSM see flying start with Spanish squad.
Five days of racing closes out with a stage for Cofidis and a morale-boosting GC victory for Movistar's newest star.
Here's the news making headlines on Saturday, January 7.
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Here's what's making the headlines Sunday, December 18.
American star reveals the details and dynamics of his three breakaway efforts at his spectacular Tour de France debut.
In his stellar Tour de France debut, Jorgenson nearly won out of three breakaways, and puts a victory as his top goal in 2023.
Colombian star hints over the weekend he will 'race in the WorldTour' in 2023 but the team is not yet revealed.
Xabier Muriel, Yvon Ledanois, and Jürgen Roelandts will join the team's core group of sport directors for 2023.
Retired Spanish star eyes dipping his toes into the booming gravel scene as well as acting as a liaison between staffers and riders at Movistar.
The new world champion plans to go out with a bang as she embarks on the final season of her career.
Movistar is full for next season, and Sciandri says the story is 'not true'.
Dutch rider says that winning the inaugural 2022 edition was the biggest achievement of her career.
Saudi Arabia’s troubling human rights record taints new partnership.
The Colombian looks for a new challenge as he leaves UAE Team Emirates after four years.
Rider signs three-year deal, as first reported by VeloNews.
Movistar ends the season ranked 11th in the running points tally to secure its WorldTour future for 2023.
Barring disaster or major split in the peloton, Iván Sosa looks poised to claim the overall in Tuesday's finale.
Just a month ago, Langkawi was hyped as a final desperate battleground for teams on the edge of losing WorldTour status.
Hailed as 'an example,' Alejandro Valverde didn’t make the right choices when he should have, writes Peter Cossins.
Movistar confirms a new co-sponsor will be announced soon.
She might be nearing her retirement, but Van Vleuten is still getting better. Was 2022 her best season yet?
Spanish veteran wins sprint for sixth in final race of career after making his Lombardia debut in 2003.
Newly-crowned world champion helps Movistar teammate Arlenis Sierra to Tour de Romandie Féminin stage win.
The Dutch rider is still recovering from a broken elbow she suffered at the worlds, but couldn't wait until 2023 to ride in her rainbow jersey of world champion.
Valverde on his legacy: 'I gave everything so the fans could enjoy cycling.'
The Dutch rider says she will enjoy next season in the rainbow jersey 'to the max' and will call it quits in 2023.
Movistar confirms four contract extensions as Spain's lone WorldTour team looks to future without Valverde.
American on Movistar sees plenty of race days in 2022: 'It will be a big step' for next season.
'He’s close to Movistar. We’re still in discussion but we’re looking at three or four more years,' says rider's agent.
Unzué hints at arrival of second title sponsor and laments letting Richard Carapaz get away, but applauds Annemiek van Vleuten and cites Matteo Jorgenson as part of 'future of team.'
Dutchwoman raises prospect of postponing planned retirement: 'It's not about winning, but the urge to improve myself.'
No comment on links that Jay Vine could join from Alpecin-Deceuninck.
Spanish veteran to finally call time on long and sometimes controversial career with four races in Italy.
Teams are not letting riders go to worlds, sick riders are being forced to race, everyone is in a desperate chase for points — here's how relegation is playing out.
Israel Premier Tech’s Sylvan Adams pressuring UCI to back-pedal on WorldTour rules: ‘Relegation is death’
Israel Premier Tech owner threatens legal action if UCI imposes relegation rules.
Movistar's final assault on red jersey runs out of steam but Mas books in for second overall after disaster Tour de France.
Team boss Unzué confident in team backing for 2023 as it dangles above WorldTour 'relegation zone.'
Dutchwoman building form in advance of world championships.
The Dutchwoman returns to racing after Tour de France Femmes win, builds up to world championships
Teams like Movistar and Israel Premier Tech are fighting for their WorldTour futures.
The Movistar captain gains time on direct podium rivals as his confidence grows.
The eight-day race offers up some tough racing across rolling roads.
Retiring star vows to help Enric Mas push for the final podium.
The 24-year-old will aim to provide the team with some continuity when Annemiek van Vleuten retires next season.
Movistar climber vows to go down swinging: 'We don't know if Remco will blow up or not.'
Movistar climber defends second but it proves costly: 'I went too deep trying to follow Remco.'
Movistar's Alejandro Valverde is backing Mas: 'To finish third here today is a sign that he’s feeling strong.'
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Movistar will change its team kit from blue to white during the Vuelta a España to honor Valverde in his final grand tour.
Enric Mas taking it 'day by day' as Valverde fires the 'last bullet' in Vuelta farewell.
Guillaume Martin holds on to win the overall title in an attack-riddled finale.
Valverde's ride during the Vuelta could determine the WorldTour future of Spanish stalwarts.
Colombian star hoping former team Movistar isn't relegated as Arkéa-Samsic seems poised to climb into WorldTour in 2023.
US star reboots after three near-misses at sensational rookie Tour: 'I need to keep in mind I’m still young and have more Tours coming up.'
Here's a look at Van Vleuten's yellow Canyon Aeroad and all her yellow extras.
The Movistar rider destroyed her rivals on the first mountain stage of the Tour de France Femmes.
Eusebio Unzué tells 'El País' that the 27-year-old needs more time to mature to handle the stress and responsibilities that come with being Spain's top GC hope.
Van Vleuten suffers stomach issues through start of the race but limits stage 3 losses to keep GC bid alive.
Valverde will race at the Vuelta a Castilla y León and the Vuelta a Burgos in early August ahead of the Vuelta a España.
Mas is the second rider from Movistar to leave the race with the virus.
Only four teams among the 22 starters still have all eight original riders remaining in the race.
Movistar's GC leader Enric Mas continues to struggle and drops out of the top-10 with the promise to ride into breakaway.
The Dutch woman is one of the major favorites and has already won the Giro d'Italia Donne this season.
Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) tumbled out of the top-20, and Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) dropped nine spots to 20th.
‘It’s nice to win, but it’s way nicer to win together’: Annemiek van Vleuten praises team after Giro d’Italia Donne victory
Dutch rider delivers first major tour title for Movistar Women.
Mas avoids most of the landmines in the first week as he relishes the looming Alps.
The 23-year-old American is bumped and bruised after a crash on stage 3 but is good to continue racing.
Spanish veteran discharged from hospital after being victim of training incident: 'Everything has been a scare and I'm fine.'
Driver reportedly stopped and then reversed into the riders before fleeing.
With Alejandro Valverde skipping the Tour, Movistar is bringing only one leader with Enric Mas.
'I’m sure I’ll stop with a little tear in my eye, because I love this sport so much,' says Dutch rider.
American to support Enric Mas, while Movistar also names strong squad to support Annemiek van Vleuten at Giro d'Italia Donne.
Movistar rider is the latest young American to light up this Dauphiné.
Van Vleuten will skip the national championships for the first time in 15 years as she prepares for a big summer.
Other sprinters struggle to challenge ‘unreal’ Lorena Wiebes.
The American rider has been supporting a GC rider for the first time, but he's also hoping for his own opportunities with the final time trial.