The 21 Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia

The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, presented at Milan's World Expo on Monday: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen to Arnhem (189km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - Catanzaro to Praia a Mare (191km) May 11: Stage 5 - Praia a Mare to … [Read more...]

Yellow Beats Pink As Giro Scrambles For Big Name Winners


By Justin DAVIS Milan, Oct 5, 2015 (AFP) - The allure of the Tour de France yellow jersey cast its glow over the Giro d'Italia as organisers unveiled the 2016 route Monday in the presence of champions they desperately hope will be competing. Starting in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands on May 6, the 99th edition of the three-week race has something for everyone with … [Read more...]

German Sprinter Marcel Kittel Leaves Giant For Etixx

Brussels, Oct 5, 2015 (AFP) - German sprint star Marcel Kittel has signed a two-year contract with the Etixx-QuickStep cycling team after parting ways with Giant-Alpecin, his new team announced on Monday. Kittel, 27, had one year left on his contract with Giant but relations with the team had soured after he was left out of this year's Tour de France. The German has been plagued by … [Read more...]

Quick Release Product Recall Involving 13 Manufactures


Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard Recall date: SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 Recall number: 15-253 Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled. Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces The Full Squad For The 2016 Season

Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal, today announced the Team Sky squad for the 2016 season. He said: "January 2015 marked the start of the next chapter for Team Sky with our ambition to be indisputably the best team in the world by 2020. We have taken the first steps on that path and I am proud of what we have achieved this season. However we can never be complacent and must always look … [Read more...]

London Says No To Hosting 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

London, Sept 28, 2015 (AFP) - London has rejected the chance to host the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2017, Transport for London revealed on Monday. The English capital was asked to host part of the world's most prestigious cycling race again after previous successful visits in the 2007 and 2014 editions. London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart and hosted the finish for the … [Read more...]

Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka Team Signs Cavendish And Renshaw

Johannesburg, Sept 29, 2015 - South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka announced on Tuesday the signing of sprinters Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw for next season. Qhubeka, who will shortly undergo a name change to Team Dimension Data, have also added Austrian Bernhard Eisel, who will be released by Team Sky at the end of the season. "I'm super excited about becoming a part of the Team for … [Read more...]

2014 World Champion Kwiatkowski Joins Sky For 2016

Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, last year's world road race champion, will move from Etixx-Quick Step to Team Sky for the 2016 season, the British outfit announced on Sunday. Confirmation of the signing -- which has long been a badly-kept secret in the peloton -- came just hours before Kwiatkowski began the defense of his crown in the … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Settles Lawsuit With SCA Promotions

London, Sept 27, 2015 - Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has paid out over $10 million (8.9 million euros) in a settlement to Bob Hamman and his SCA Promotions company, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported. Armstrong sued Hamman, an American professional bridge player, in 2004 after SCA withheld a payment of $5 million to the cyclist over doping allegations, the paper … [Read more...]

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan charged ahead over the last climbs and hung on at the finish to win Sunday's men's road race at the World Road Cycling Championships. Sagan completed the 261.4km (162.4 mile) course in 6hrs 14mins 37secs to defeat Australian Michael Matthews by three seconds with Lithuania's … [Read more...]