Lance Armstrong Says He Would Dope Again If Faced With The Same

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London, Jan 26, 2015 (AFP) - Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances that saw him dope in 1995. In an interview with the BBC on Monday, the American said it was not possible to win cleanly when he was dominating the Tour de France with a record seven wins from 1999 to 2005 but that the race could now be won by … [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...]

First African Team To Race In The Tour de France

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By Jean MONTOIS Paris, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - An African team will take part for the first time in the Tour de France when it starts in Utrecht next July, organisers announced Wednesday. The team will be the MTN-Qhubeka outfit from South Africa. In all 22 teams, each with nine cyclists, will compete in the 102nd edition of one of the most gruelling events in world sport. … [Read more...]

Champion Vincenzo Nibali Outlines Tour de France Preparation

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Paris, Jan 13, 2015 (AFP) - Reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali will warm up for his defence of the world's greatest bike race with the punishing Criterium de Dauphine in June, his coach Paolo Slongo revealed on Tuesday. The Astana rider, 30, will begin his season's work at the Tour of Dubai (Feb 4-7), the Tour of Oman (Feb 17-22) before the Italian races in March featuring … [Read more...]

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Hits The Big Apple To Launch 2015 Team

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Wilton, CT. – January 8, 2015 – Last night, Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling launched the 2015 team at the world-famous IAC building in New York City. Attendees included media, VIPs, bicycle dealers and celebrities. For the first time ever, the event was live-streamed, allowing fans from around the world to join in on the action. Riders Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins Signs New Deal With Team Sky

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension that will see him ride with Team Sky up to and including Paris-Roubaix 2015. Wiggins joined Team Sky for its inaugural season in 2010 and created history with the team in 2012 when he became the first British rider to win the Tour de France. During his time with Team Sky he has claimed 23 victories and has amassed one of the most … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]

Host Cities Announced for 2015 USA Pro Challenge

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Fans Can Help Shape the Route for America’s Most Difficult Professional Cycling Race Denver (Dec. 4, 2014) – Colorado’s largest sporting event is back for 2015, and today race officials unveiled seven of the host cities that will be highlighted as starts and finishes for the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. Taking place Aug. 17-23, the race will feature several dramatic changes for 2015, … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Target The Win At 2015 Tour de France

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LONDON, Dec 02, 2014 - Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome scotched doubts about his commitment to the 2015 race on Tuesday by declaring that it will be the "main focus" of his season. The mountainous route for the 2015 Tour does not favour Froome, the 2013 champion, and he hinted in October that he could elect to skip it and focus instead on the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali ‘Not Leaving’ Embattled Team Astana

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by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Nov 28, 2014 (AFP) - Reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali insisted he will not quit the embattled cycling team Astana following the doping positives of two teammates and three from the suspended Astana Continental outfit. "I'm not leaving, even though I would have every right to," Nibali told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday. Astana's … [Read more...]