Rohan Dennis Holds On To Win 2015 Tour Down Under

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 25, 2015 (AFP) - South Australian rider Rohan Dennis stayed out of trouble on the final stage to win the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under by two seconds from fellow Australian Richie Porte on Sunday. Dennis finished in the leading group behind stage winner Wouter Wippert of the Netherlands to win the race, which finished with a 90-kilometre stage through the … [Read more...]

I’ve Passed Lie Detector Test Says Roman Kreuziger

Prague, Jan 24, 2015 (AFP) - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, said Saturday he has passed a lie detector test in a bid to clear his name. "I replied to three essential questions and for all of them, the detector confirmed that I was telling the truth," Kreuziger, 28, revealed on his website www.kreuzigercase.com. The … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Takes Stage 5, Dennis Retains Tour Down Under Lead

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 24, 2015 (AFP) - Tasmanian Richie Porte blew the Tour Down Under field wide open on Willunga Hill Saturday but just failed to overhaul Rohan Dennis as overall leader of the UCI season-opening race. Just as he had in 2014, Porte launched a stunning attack on the second and final climb up the notorious Willunga Hill to win the 151.5-kilometre stage in 3hr 37min … [Read more...]

Tour of California 10th Edition Most Competitive In Race History

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May 10-17 Professional Cycling Race Will Feature 18 of the World’s Top International and Domestic Teams LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2015) – A fitting tribute for the tenth annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race will feature an unprecedented lineup of the world’s top cycling teams for 2015. Race presenter AEG has increased the … [Read more...]

Von Hoff Shows His Mettle To Win Tour Down Under Stage 4

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Steele Von Hoff timed his sprint to perfection to win the fourth stage of the UCI Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Mount Barker on Friday. Von Hoff, riding for the local UniSA team, over-powered his rivals to win by a clear bike length from South African Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEDGE) and Dutchman Wouter Wippert … [Read more...]

Dennis Upstages Evans on 3rd Stage Down Under

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2015 (AFP) - Rohan Dennis upstaged BMC teammate and race favourite Cadel Evans to take the third stage of the Tour Down Under and claim the ochre leader's jersey on Thursday. Dennis took the overall lead from fellow South Australian Jack Bobridge, who faded to finish 42 seconds back on the 143.2-kilometre stage from Norwood to the tiny town of Paracombe. … [Read more...]

Spaniard Swoops to Win Tour Down Under 2nd Stage

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 21, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle swooped in the last 50 metres to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Stirling on Wednesday. Lobato Del Valle came from 10th place in the closing stages to fly past South African Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge) at the end of the long uphill finish and win in 3hr 42min 24sec. … [Read more...]

Jack Bobridge Leads Breakaway to Stage Win

Australian Jack Bobridge led a defiant breakaway group of four cyclists to take the first stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday. Bobridge, riding for the local UniSa team, made his move with 200 metres to go to outsprint his rivals and win the 136.2-kilometre stage in two hours 59 minutes, 44 seconds. Fellow breakaway riders Lieuwe Westra … [Read more...]

Cesena Fans Offer Posthumous Birthday Tribute To Marco Pantani

Milan, Jan 18, 2015 (AFP) - Cesena fans put aside their Seria A club's struggles to pay tribute to Marco Pantani on Sunday with banners wishing the Italian cycling great a posthumous happy birthday. Former Tour de France and Giro d'Italia champion Pantani, known as 'Il Pirata' (The Pirate) before his death from acute cocaine poisoning in a hotel room in Rimini in February 2004, would … [Read more...]

Team Start List For The 2015 Tour de France

Paris, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - The 22 teams, named on Wednesday, to take part in next year's Tour de France which starts in Utrecht on July 4 (top cyclists in brackets): France (5) AG2R La Mondiale: Péraud (FRA), Bardet (FRA) Bretagne-Séché: B. Feillu (FRA), Sepulveda (ARG) Cofidis: Bouhanni (FRA), Navarro (ESP) Europcar: Voeckler (FRA), Rolland (FRA) FDJ.fr: Pinot … [Read more...]