The 2024 AIOCC General Assembly will take place in Italy

The 2024 AIOCC General Assembly will take place in Italy

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The 2024 AIOCC General Assembly will take place in Italy.

The association’s executive board has decided to hold the event on November 21-22, 2024, in Garda Trentino (Italy), between Arco and Riva del Garda

We are pleased to welcome the World’s foremost representatives of cycling organizations to the banks of Lake Garda next year,” stated Giacomo Santini, President of G.S. Alto Garda.

It is a fine acknowledgment of our history and the outcomes achieved by the Tour of the Alps, as well as a chance for wide-ranging dialogue to continue our growth and to honor the partners who have believed in our project.”

Stakeholders of UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour gather at their annual seminar

Stakeholders of UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour gather at their annual seminar


Stakeholders of UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour gather at their annual seminar

The different stakeholders of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI WorldTour met on 13 and 14 December in Lausanne, Switzerland, for their annual seminar organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

The seminar for the leading series of women’s and men’s professional road racing was attended by around 160 people representing the UCI, organisers, teams and riders.

Marcos Moral received the AIOCC 2022 trophy

Marcos Moral received the AIOCC 2022 trophy

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 Marcos Moral received the AIOCC 2022 trophy

After more than 40 years with the organization of the Vuelta a Burgos, the last thirteen of which as race director, Marcos Moral received the AIOCC 2022 trophy awarded last year at the General Meeting in Compiègne.

Winners 2023

Annemiek van Vleuten and Mark Cavendish are the winners of the AIOCC 2023 trophy, which recognizes the careers of these two great champions.

Awarded since 1960, the Trophy rewards an influential personality in cycling each year. Over the years, among those so honored are Eugene Christophe (honored in 1965), who won Milan San-Remo 1910, Jacques Anquetil (honored 1974), five-time winner of the Tour de France, Jacques Goddet, as well as Eddy Merckx, who has been awarded it twice, in 1980 and 2021.


The AIOCC General Assembly  in Burgos (Spain)

The AIOCC General Assembly in Burgos (Spain)

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The AIOCC General Assembly in Burgos (Spain)

The AIOCC hold its General Assembly this Friday, November 24 in Burgos (Spain).

44 representatives from member races attended the event this morning while 14 members followed the debates via videoconference.

Safety is everyone’s business

This is undoubtedly the main reason for the creation of an independent organization like SafeR. This project unites all families in the world of cycling with the main and sole objective of improving safety to reduce the number of incidents in races.

This organization brings to the table the cyclists (men and women), the teams, the commissioners, the International Cycling Union (UCI) and of course the organizers, to work together.

Jaap Van Hulten presents this project. SafeR meetings have been held weekly since June and a task force is currently formalizing the structure and content of this project, which should be ready by the start of the 2024 season. Uniting all families around the theme of safety is ambitious. To achieve the stated objectives, all parties involved must contribute financially to the efforts.

Chrono des Nations: victory for Tarling and Kiesenhofer

Chrono des Nations: victory for Tarling and Kiesenhofer

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Chrono des Nations Men: Tarling beats the world champion

Only nineteen years old! Joshua Tarling (Ineos – Grenadiers) confirmed at Les Herbiers this Sunday that he is already among the best riders in the world.

The Briton had already defeated Stefan Bissegger (EF Education – EasyPost) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo – Visma) at the recent European time trial championships, but for the 41st edition of the Chrono des Nations, he was up against the reigning world time trial champion, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – QuickStep), whom he also beat to win.

With a time of 52:02 and an average above 52.3 km/h, Joshua Tarling out-paced the Belgian by 12 seconds, and Stefan Bissegger by more than a minute.

The results: 1. Tarling (Ineos – Grenadiers) ; 2. Evenepoel (Soudal – QuickStep) ; 3. Bissegger (EF Education – EasyPost)…



Chrono des Nations Women: An Austrian duel which ends in Kiesenhofer’s favor

Competing as a member of the Austrian national team, Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) won the Chrono des Nations by just a second against her compatriot Christina Schweinberger (Fenix – Deceuninck).

Kiesenhofer, the current and frequent Austrian champion in this discipline, rode at an average speed of more than 44.9 km/h over the 27.2 km course.

This is the third victory for Kiesenhofer this season, all of which have come in individual time trials, though she is also the reigning Olympic champion… in the road race.

Valeriya Kononenko (Ukraine) took third place, 19 seconds behind.

The results: 1. Kiesenhofer (Austria) ; 2. Schweinberger (Fenix – Deceuninck) ; 3. Kononenko (Ukraine)…


Il Lombardia: Pogacar gets his hattrick

Il Lombardia: Pogacar gets his hattrick

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Il Lombardia: Pogacar gets his hattrick

Unstoppable! Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) won Il Lombardia for the third time in a row, the final monument of the season.

After a 2023 season already rich in successes, including wins at the Tour of Flanders, Paris – Nice, the Amstel Gold Race, the Flèche Wallonne and podiums on the Tour de France and the world championships, the Slovenian rider showed the extent of his talent by achieving another prestigious victory.

Pogacar took off 30 kilometers from the finish and despite cramps in the final 13 kilometers, he managed to open up a sufficient gap to be able to celebrate his 63rd professional success.

Andrea Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step) beat Primoz Roglic (Jumbo – Visma) to take second place, 52 seconds later in the streets of Bergamo.

“It is a dream. Three victories in three participations,” Tadej Pogacar explained. “I wanted to win solo, so once I managed to open up a small gap, I pushed as hard as I could on the pedals. It was incredible.”

The results: 1. Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) ; 2. Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step) ; 3. Roglic (Jumbo – Visma)…


Coppa Bernocchi: Van Aert finishes off the Jumbo – Visma masterclass

The Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo – Visma) won the 104th edition of the Coppa Bernocchi in Legnano (Lombardy), thus posting the fifth success of his season. Escaping with eight other riders, the winner of Milan-San Remo in 2020 won in the sprint ahead of the Italians Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) and Andrea Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step) at the end of the 186.65 km course.

Perfectly launched by his compatriot Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo – Visma), the 29-year-old rider was also able to count on the good work of his Slovenian teammate Jan Tratnik (Jumbo – Visma). He succeeds on the list of winners another Belgian, Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick Step), who won in 2021, and the Italian Davide Ballerini (Soudal – Quick Step), who won last year. “It’s nice to win, especially after my season where I missed a lot of chances to win,” explained Van Aert, who took 2nd notably at the World Championships. “It feels good to raise my arms again, especially after the amazing team performance.”

The results: 1. Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) ; 2. Albanese (Eolo-Kometa) ; 3. Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step)…


Sparkassen Münsterland Giro: the surprise triumph of Hagenes

Per Strand Hagenes (Jumbo-Visma) won the 18th edition of the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro. With the rain and the wind, the race was brutal. A group of 30 riders, including Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) and Kaden Groves (Alpecin- Deceuninck), managed to escape from the main peloton. The main favorites like Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin- Deceuninck) and Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) as a result found themselves caught out. Two kilometers from the finish, Per Strand Hagenes took advantage of the numerical superiority of the Jumbo-Visma to escape. At 20 years old, the Norwegian secured the third victory of his career… but did not raise his arms, thinking that there was still one lap to complete. Kaden Groves and Mads Pedersen completed the podium. “The teamwork was still good after the climb and we were confident of being able to win,” recalled Hagenes, the hero of the day. “In the last kilometers, Christophe told me that I had to try something. I only realized I had won when I saw the staff applauding. I’m already looking forward to next season. The classics should suit me, and these are the races where I can progress. I hope to race a lot, but above all, I hope to learn a lot.”

The results: 1. Hagenes (Jumbo-Visma) ; 2. Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) ; 3. Pedersen (Lidl-Trek)…


Tre Valli Varesine: Van Wilder surprises the favorites

Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal-Quick Step) surprised the favorites to win the Tre Valli Varesine which takes place between Busto Arsizio and Varese. The Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (EF Education-EasyPost) took 2nd place ahead of the Russian Alexandre Vlasov (BORA-hansgrohe), 3rd, to complete the podium.

Eight riders spent the day in front but the peloton, once the chase started, made the catch 30 kilometers from the finish.

The Dutchman Wilco Kelderman (Jumbo-Visma), the Frenchman Warren Barguil (Arkéa Samsic) and the Italian Walter Calzoni (Q36.5) then tried to escape from the peloton. The trio remained ahead for around twenty kilometers.

The last climb of 2.5 km (5%), although costly in energy, was not enough to make the ultimate selection. The favorites, including Pogacar, Roglic, Carapaz, showed themselves to be the strongest. The rivalry between the big names then benefited Van Wilder who managed to drop everyone, adding a third victory to his record after his success at the Deutschland Tour, where he won the first stage and the overall in August.

The results: 1. Van Wilder (Soudal-Quick Step) ; 2. Carapaz (EF Education-Easy Post) ; 3. Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe)…



Gran Piemonte: Bagioli keeps Soudal – Quick Step’s momentum rolling

After Ilan Van Wilder’s (Soudal – Quick Step) victory at the Tre Valli Varesine, Andrea Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step) won two days later at the Gran Piemonte, thus bringing home the 55th bouquet of the season for the Belgian team.

Bagioli broke away 17km from the finish with his fellow escapees and got the better of his opponents in a four-man sprint to beat Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) and Alex Aranburu (Movistar Team) at the end of the 152km race. 

Between Borgofranco d’Ivrea and Favria, the Italian rider scored his third success since July.

“I wanted to end my story with the team by taking a victory in one of these final races of the season,” explained Andrea Bagioli. “I was very wary of my opponents in the final because I knew they were fast. Finally, I gave everything in the last 200 meters and managed to get ahead of them. As a team, we want to give everything until the end of the season and these two consecutive successes do us a lot of good.”

The results: 1. Bagioli (Soudal – Quick Step) ; 2. Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) ; Aranburu (Movistar Team)…


Paris – Bourges: Démare wins again

Arnaud Démare (Arkéa Samsic) liberated himself by raising his arms during the Tour de Vendée, his first victory with his new team Arkéa – Samsic.

A few days later, the Frenchman did it again at the Paris – Bourges by winning with a very strong sprint ahead of another in-form rider, Arnaud De Lie (Lotto Dstny). Jordi Meeus (Bora – hansgrohe), who recently won the final Tour de France sprint on the Champs-Élysées, took third.

With this new success, Arnaud Démare notched up his 95th win among professionals. It was the first time he had won this particular French race, after having taken second place three times.

“I have had many podiums here in Paris-Bourges, it really makes me happy to be able to add this race to my list of achievements. All my teammates did a great job. There was strong competition. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I succeeded and I’m very happy for the team,” said the 32-year-old rider.

The results: 1. Démare (Arkéa Samsic) ; 2. De Lie (Lotto Dstny) ; 3. Meeus (Bora – hansgrohe)…


Paris – Tours: a successful internship for Sheehan

What a feeling! Riley Sheehan (Israel – Premier Tech) has been a stagiaire for the Israel – Premier Tech team since August 1st and quickly scored a magnificent victory in this UCI Pro Series event.

The 23-year-old American slipped away from the peloton 23 kilometers from the finish in the company of three other riders. Over the last difficulty, the escapees joined Lewis Askey (Groupama – FDJ), the only remaining survivor of the morning breakaway.

In the streets of Tours, it came down to a sprint between the five men and Sheehan proved to be the fastest ahead of Askey and the Norwegian Tobias Halland Johannessen (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team).

With this victory, Riley Sheehan showed that he deserved his place among the professionals. It was certainly a successful Sunday.

The results: 1. Sheehan (Israël – Premier Tech) ; 2. Askey (Groupama – FDJ) ; 3. Johannessen (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team)…



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