Check out last week’s events with our weekly recap!
Santos Tour Down Under
21-26 January | Australia
The 2020 UCI WorldTour is underway, with the first victory of the season going to Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo). Overall winner in 2017 and second the two following years, the Australian won stage three and spent two days in the leader’s jersey before losing it to 2018 and 2019 winner Daryl Impey (Mitchelton Scott) on the penultimate stage five. But Porte was too strong on the last day’s infamous Willunga Hill, where he attacked on the second ascension. Only eventual stage winner Matt Holmes (Lotto Soudal) managed to stay with him.
Meanwhile, Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) demonstrated he is the sprinter of the moment: although Irishman Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) won the first stage sprint, Ewan then found his sprinting legs and raced to victory in stages two and four.
🏆 Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)
2 Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)
3 Simon Geschke (CCC Team)
2019-2020 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
26 January | Hoogerheide (NED)
The Netherlands’ Mathieu Van der Poel demonstrated he is in top shape, taking his fifth UCI World Cup victory of the season. Meanwhile the Dutch women played musical chairs in the overall standings but showed that they are the collective force to be reckoned with at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in one week’s time. Watch out also for triple and reigning UCI World Champion Sanne Cant (Belgium) who made the podium in Hoogerheide. More details here .
2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track World Cup
24-26 January | Milton (CAN)
One month out from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot, the final round of the 2019-2020 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup provided a final tester for the athletes. Read how the racing in Milton unfolded.