Cycling

Deignan to head up Trek Factory Racing

Lizzie Deignan has been named as the headline signing of Trek Factory Racing, a new team that will join the UCI’s Women’s WorldTour in 2019. The former world champion, who is sitting out the 2018 season after announcing her pregnancy earlier this year, leaves the powerful Boels-Dolmans squad after five years to join the new team. The 29-year-old will spend ...

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Degenkolb wins chaotic stage nine

John Degenkolb won a chaotic stage nine of the Tour de France over the cobbles to Roubaix, as race leader Greg Van Avermaet extended his overall advantage. But there was drama in behind, with Richie Porte forced to abandon the race after an early fall, and four-time winner Chris Froome, Mikel Landa and Rigoberto Uran also hitting the deck. Taking ...

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