UCI Calls For The Withdrawal Of Team Astana Licence Over Doping

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Lausanne, Feb 27, 2015 (AFP) - The UCI world cycling federation on Friday called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations. The UCI said a study on the Kazakhstan-based team contains "compelling grounds" for a review by the body's independently-run Licence Commission and that it requests "the Astana Pro … [Read more...]

Cult Energy Pro Cycling Robbed Of Everything At Haut Var

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Cult Energy Pro Cycling are currently participating in the French stage race, Haut Var where Fabian Wegmann took fourth place yesterday and was targeting a podium position. But the team won’t be on the start line Sunday. During the night between Saturday and Sunday, thieves broke into the team truck and left nothing behind. “It’s just devastating. We had a car parked in front of the back … [Read more...]

Aussie Meares Makes Track History As French Raise Roof

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Anna Meares won a historic 11th women's world title as France ended the World Track Cycling Championships in Paris in celebratory style. Meares won the women's keirin to eclipse the record gold medal mark of 10 she previously shared with Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Froome Seals Ruta del Sol Title, Lobato Takes Final Stage

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Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome won the Ruta del Sol on Sunday as Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato claimed his second stage victory of the week. Froome held a two-second advantage over major rival Alberto Contador and ensured he was in no danger by edging towards the front of the peloton on the sprint finish to end the 169.8km ride from Montilla to … [Read more...]

Rafael Valls Waltzes To 2015 Tour of Oman Victory

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Muscat, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Spanish climbing specialist Rafael Valls won the Tour of Oman on Sunday as Matthias Brandle of Austria clinched the sixth and final stage. Valls, who seized control in winning the feature stage of the race, the climb to the Green Mountain on Friday, had a nine-second advantage over American Tejay van Garderen, while another Spaniard, the experienced … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Takes Ruta del Sol Lead With Stage Four Win

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Alto de las Allanadas, Spain, Feb 21, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome produced a stunning breakaway up a steep summit finish on the 199.8km fourth stage of the Ruta del Sol to take a two-second lead over Alberto Contador into Sunday's final stage. Contador had held a 27-second lead over the 2013 Tour de France winner after winning their first battle of the season on a mountain finish … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Announce Iconic 700 Mile Route

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Time Trial and Queen Stage in Final Race Days Guarantee an Exciting Conclusion to America’s Greatest Race LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2015) – The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Storms The Ruta Del Sol Stage 3

Alto de Hazallanas, Spain, Feb 20, 2015 (AFP) - Alberto Contador took a firm grip of the Ruta del Sol in Andalusia after claiming victory on the third stage on Friday to extend his overall lead over Chris Froome to 27 seconds. The 157.6 kilometre stage from Motril to Alto de Hazallanas was the first summit finish for either Contador or Froome this season and just like in the Vuelta a … [Read more...]

Rafael Valls Goes Red On Tour of Oman Green Mountain

Jabal al Akhdhar, Oman, Feb 20, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Rafael Valls won Thursday's tough Tour of Oman fourth stage with a summit finish on the Green Mountain to take the overall lead. American Tejay Van Garderen came home second 5sec adrift with Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, at 19sec, completing the podium. Valls prised the leader's red jersey from Fabian Cancellara with Van Garderen … [Read more...]

Sky’s Geraint Thomas Takes Algarve Stage And Overall Lead

Lisbon, Feb 19, 2015 - Britain's Geraint Thomas broke away to victory in stage two of the Tour of the Algarve on Thursday and took the overall race leader's yellow jersey. Sky rider Thomas won the 197km run from Lagoa to Monchique by a clear 19 seconds from Estonia's Rein Taarmae, with Valerion Agnoli of Italy third. The victory also gave the Welshman a 30-second lead in the … [Read more...]