NTT Pro Cycling has announced its team for the Critérium du Dauphiné for what’s expected to be an intriguing race in the final build-up to the Tour de France . A shorter version of this event has been planned by the organisers this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the Tour de France on the horizon many teams will be using the race as a final opportunity to fine-tune ahead of the Tour. NTT Pro Cycling’s selection sees a strong climbing group of Louis Meintjes, Domenico Pozzovivo, Ben O’Connor together with the multi-talented Roman Kreuziger all take up slots in the 7-man outfit. With aRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo says that his excellent 5th place finish at Milano-Sanremo has given him the belief that he can challenge for even greater honours at the race in the future. Nizzolo was the first Italian rider home in the unique 2020 edition of La Classicissima, narrowly missing out on a podium spot. The race featured a late escape clinch victory for Wout van Aert ahead of defending champion Julian Alaphilippe. Michael Matthews was third and Peter Sagan fourth, ahead of Nizzolo, in the reduced bunch sprint for the minor placings. For NTT Pro Cycling, this excellent performance was the result of monthsRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling has confirmed its selection for Vuelta a Burgos which sees the seven-rider line up spearheaded by Giacomo Nizzolo, winner of the opening stage of the 2019 event. The 2019 edition saw Nizzolo take a photo-finish win in dramatic fashion on stage one, which he followed up with a second place on stage two, ensuring that he led the race for two days. The Italian comes into the race following the conclusion of a highly successful team training camp in Lucca, Italy, and with confidence following stage victories at the Tour Down Under as well as at Paris-Nice earlier this year. He willRead More →

The Digital Swiss 5 is a series of five virtual races taking place over sections of the 2020 Tour de Suisse parcours. It featured a large number of the world’s top teams and ridden on the Rouvy platform. An exciting event, saw our squad deliver overall some very strong performances. Below is a rolling report of how the event unfolded for our team. Race 5: Sunday 25 April Ben O’Connor once again showed his ability to suffer in delivering another strong performance in the final race of the Digital Swiss 5 finishing 7th. Teammates Domenico Pozzovivo and Gino Mader both showed their mettle too capping off a very strong week for the team overall. Watch O’Connor’s video report below forRead More →

NTT Pro Cycling is delighted to confirm our lineup, spearheaded by Giacomo Nizzolo, that will again look to challenge at Le Samyn on Tuesday. Nizzolo, who won the bunch sprint for second at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, will be looking towards another solid team performance to be in with a chance of tasting success at the finish in Dour. That sees the likes of the uber-experienced duo of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, who are both capable of launching their own challenges if the opportunities arise, play lead supporting roles. Michael Gogl assumes the “road captain” for the 201km course from Quaregnon to Dour whereRead More →

Strong squad with a range of options selected for the highly anticipated “Opening Weekend” in Belgium. The weekend’s racing gets underway with premiere opening event of the Spring Classics – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – where the 2018 winner Michael Valgren and Edvald Boasson Hagen, who was third in 2014, spearhead our challenge over the 200km course from Gent to Ninove. They’ll be ably supported by Michael Gogl, who has impressed since he’s joined the team. Norwegian Rasmus Tiller’s stock continues to rise in our Classics squad and will be looking for a strong day out; while the experience of Reinardt Janse van Rensburg will beRead More →

Jay Thomson has been ruled out of the remainder of the UAE Tour after a sustaining a broken scaphoid in a crash during stage three of the race on Tuesday. The crash, which also Stefan de Bod and Domenico Pozzovivo, occurred during the early stages of the day’s racing. Thomson bravely rode to complete the tough stage which concluded atop the brutal summit finish of Jebel Hafeet. He was taken to hospital shortly afterwards by our medical staff for further examination where an x-ray confirmed the fracture. Pozzovivo and de Bod both managed to finish strongly on a crucial day in the race, claiming 13th and 15th positionRead More →

We bring the curtain down on our European season at Paris-Tours (217km) in a race that should once again see the parcours favour the Classics specialists. The race will include nine sectors totaling 10.7km of “vineyard tracks” while there are no less than seven climbs in the final 50km. Søren Kragh Andersen is the defending champion having seen off Niki Terpstra and Benoit Cosnefroy in 2018. Our line-up features a final start for the retiring Lars Bak who brings the curtain down on a stellar career which has spanned all of two decades. His teammates presented him with a cake on the eve of theRead More →

This Saturday we will be in action at Il Lombardia. The final ‘Monument’ of the year is always a highlight of the calendar and signals the end of a long season for many riders. The 113th edition of Il Lombardia promises plenty of action, with the 243km course starting in Bergamo and ending in Como. The first big test of the day comes at 50km into racing, with the climb of  Colle Gallo. From there, the riders will need to navigate five more climbs, including Muro di Sormano and Colma di Sormano, before reaching the finish line in Como. Lining up for Team Dimension DataRead More →

British star Steve Cummings was forced to abandon the OVO Energy Tour of Britain following a crash with 50km to go on stage five. He was immediately assessed by the race doctor and then transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Scans revealed that he suffered a fracture as a result of the crash which requires further investigation; and so he will spend the night in hospital. An update on his condition will be supplied in due course. QUOTE “It was really cool to see everyone today, I knew every road, and the support myself and the team received was fantastic. “To everyone that’s sentRead More →