Froome Calls For More Checks Against Tech Fraud

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Melbourne, Feb 2, 2016 (AFP) - Double Tour de France champion Chris Froome has urged cycling authorities to treat technology fraud seriously and to step up checks. Ahead of Wednesday's Herald Sun Tour race in Australia, Froome took up the issue of concealed motors after the first clear case rocked the cycling world. A bike being used by a Belgian cyclist at the world cyclo-cross … [Read more...]

2016 Amgen Tour of California Routes Announced With Surprises

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Millions Expected to Line Nearly 800 Scenic Miles to Cheer on Premier Men and Women Cyclists in Eleventh Annual Event LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2016) – The 2016 Amgen Tour of California route was released today, revealing a scenic but challenging course across nearly 800 miles of California’s most beautiful terrain where the world’s most accomplished cyclists will compete for the … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana “Dreaming” Of A Tour de France Overall Win

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By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Jan 27, 2016 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana has set his sights on going one better at the Tour de France this year to depose British rider Chris Froome of cycling's greatest prize. Quintana finished runner-up to Froome in 2013 and last year having skipped the gruelling three-week slog around France in 2014 to … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Captures Record Fourth Tour Down Under

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 24, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans claimed a record fourth Tour Down Under when he finished safely in the peloton after the 90-kilometre final stage on Sunday. Gerrans finished the UCI season-opening race nine seconds ahead of fellow countryman Richie Porte of BMC Racing. Colombia's Sergio Henao from Team Sky was third overall, 11 seconds behind … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Tour Down Under Stage 5 On Willunga Hill

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Richie Porte powered his way to win the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Willunga Hill Saturday as fellow Australian Simon Gerrans consolidated his hold on first place overall. With one day left in the season-opening UCI World Tour race, Orica GreenEdge rider Gerrans leads Porte (BMC Racing) by nine seconds with Colombia's Sergio Henao (Sky) a … [Read more...]

Gerrans On His Way To Fourth Tour Down Under Title

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans won a feisty sprint finish to claim Friday's 138-kilometer fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, setting himself up for his fourth overall victory in the event. Gerrans, who also won Thursday's third stage in a sprint, has the advantage going into the fifth stage, a 151.5-kilometer stretch from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill on … [Read more...]

Gerrans Wins Stage 3, And Overall Lead At Tour Down Under

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 21, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Simon Gerrans took out a dramatic sprint finish in the third stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Campbelltown on Thursday. The Orica GreenEdge rider pipped fellow Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) on the finish line of the 139-kilometre stage with a time of 3hr 37min 34sec. The stage win for the … [Read more...]

McCarthy Takes Stage 2 Win, And Overall Tour Down Under Lead

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 20, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Jay McCarthy claimed his biggest win as a professional when he took a thrilling second stage of the Tour Down Under in the South Australian town of Stirling on Wednesday. McCarthy, from the Tinkoff team, beat Italian Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida) by a matter of centimeters as both lunged for the line at the end of the 132-kilometer stage, … [Read more...]

Caleb Ewan Takes Stage 1 At Tour Down Under

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People’s Choice Classic winner Caleb Ewan has taken out the first stage of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under in Lyndoch today. Ewan outsprinted Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data) and Wouter Wippert (Cannondale Pro Cycling) for his seventh victory this year and second ever WorldTour win following his stage success on Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana last year. The win also puts … [Read more...]

Australian Riders Set To Dominate Tour Down Under

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 17, 2016 (AFP) - Australian riders look set to dominate the season-opening UCI World Tour race when the 2016 Tour Down Under begins in South Australia on Tuesday. While most of the cyclists in the peloton will be riding their first event of the year, the powerful Australian contingent are race-fit, having already competed in their nationals earlier in January. … [Read more...]