Van Der Poel's Classics Campaign Takes Shape

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RCS Sport, the owners of the Giro d'Italia have announced wildcard selections for four out of their six 2020 races.

The Giro d'Italia will feature exclusively Italian Pro Continental teams in 2020. The Italian grand tour included Israel Cycling Academy the past two years as the only non-Italian division two team. However, in 2020 Israel Cycling Academy has become Israel Start-Up Nation, and holds a WorldTour license, granting them automatic entry into all WorldTour events.

One day offerings from RCS Sport include Milan San Remo and Strade Bianche. Mathieu van der Poel's Correndon team is the most notable wild card selection included at the two spring Classics. 

Van der Poel has not yet announced a spring racing program, but the Dutchman is expected to shift his focus to a busy classics season after the Cyclocross World Championships at the start of February. 

Read the RCS Sport press release below for a full list of teams invited to their spring races.

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Thibaut Pinot, for so long one of the great hopes of French fans, said on Tuesday he will skip the Tour de France this year to focus on the Giro d'Italia.

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Tadej Pogacar Brushes Off Tour de France Skeptics Ahead Of 2021 Season

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Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar played down his sensational time-trial performance that clinched him last year's title, describing it Monday as nothing out of the ordinary.

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Froome 'Not Finished Yet' In Search For Fifth Tour Title

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A defiant Chris Froome declared he was "not finished yet" on Monday as his new cycling team Israel Start Up Nation held a press conference ahead of a season in which the Briton is targeting a fifth Tour de France.

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Bora Hansgrohe Riders Sustain Serious Injuries After Collision With Car

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Dutch cyclist Wilco Kelderman appears to be the worst hit after seven cyclists from the German Bora - Hansgrohe team were knocked down by a motorist during a training ride.

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Austrian Doctor Receives Four-Year Sentence In Doping Trial

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Senior figures in German sport on Friday welcomed the prison sentence handed to the doctor at the centre of the "Aderlass" international blood-doping trial in Munich after the first major test of Germany's anti-doping laws.

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Froome's Israel Start-Up Nation Debut Off Due To Coronavirus

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Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome's debut for his new Israel Start-Up Nation team has been put on hold after organizers announced on Monday they had called off the Vuelta a San Juan due to the Coronavirus.

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USA Cycling Announces Cyclocross World Championships Roster

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USA Cycling announced on Monday the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships that will take place in Ostend, Belgium on January 30-31, 2021.

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Tokyo Shines Bright For Cycling In 2021 But Tour de France Still Glitters

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A Mount Fuji showdown adds a glint of Olympic gold to a 2021 cycling season in which Tadej Pogacar must expect a ferocious counter-attack from the big guns targeting the main prize, his Tour de France title.

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