28 Sep 2020

It was a big weekend in the world of cycling

Here's a recap of what happened in the cycling world over the weekend (in case you missed it!)

Richie Porte confirms he's going to Ineos Grenadiers in 2021

After much speculation, Richie Porte has confirmed he is returning to his old stomping ground at the Ineos Grenadiers for 2021.

The 35-year-old rode with the team under the name Team Sky for four years before heading across to BMC and then Trek-Segafredo, now the journey has come full circle.

Cycling News reports Porte said,

I had four fantastic years and some of the happiest memories riding here. I weighed up the options this year and I’m very motivated to be able to finish my career at such a fantastic team.

"I’ve been privileged with the teams I’ve ridden with but the camaraderie in this team is just incredible. It’s a great atmosphere and it will be nice to come back and hit the ground running. There are still so many good people and friends in the team that I’ve worked with before.

"I’m motivated to be a part of more victories and to come back and race with some of the best guys in the world. I know what my role is – I know I can still win races on my day, but I see myself slotting in as a climbing domestique and it’s something I really look forward to.”

Defending champion Rohan Dennis misses out on his third Time Trial win

Dennis came fifth in the Men's 2020 Cycling World Championships individual time trials, behind Ineos rider Filippo Ganna.

The 24-year-old won by 26 seconds ahead of Wout Van Aert.

Julian Alaphilippe snags world title at UCI Road World Championships

Frenchman Julian Alaphillipe has snagged the men’s elite road world title at the UCI Road World Championships.

He attacked on the final climb of the race with 12km remaining, with Wout Van Aert coming in second.
Australian rider Michael Matthews finished in seventh position, while Richie Porte crossed the line in the 25th position.

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