Shane Sutton Quits British Cycling After Sexism Allegations

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By Julian GUYER London, April 27, 2016 (AFP) - Shane Sutton resigned as technical director of British Cycling on Wednesday following allegations he had used sexist and discriminatory language towards team riders. "I believe it is in the best interests of British Cycling for me to step down from my position as technical director," the 58-year-old Australian said in a statement … [Read more...]

Wout Poels Claims His First Monument Race For Team Sky

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Ans, Belgium, April 24, 2016 (AFP) - Wout Poels handed Team Sky their first ever Monument success by winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. While Sky had established themselves as perhaps the dominant Grand Tour outfit since their creation in 2010, winning the Tour de France three times in four years with Bradley Wiggins … [Read more...]

Valverde Looking Forward To Success At Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Liege, Belgium, April 23, 2016 (AFP) - Alejandro Valverde will be looking to take another step towards Ardennes Classics immortality when he lines up for Liege-Bastogne-Liege on Sunday. The 35-year-old Spaniard will be the man to beat in Belgium during 'La Doyenne' (the oldest) having claimed a record fourth victory in the midweek Fleche Wallonne, the second of … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Wins Fleche Wallonne For A Record Fourth Time

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By Jean MONTOIS Huy, Belgium, April 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spain's Alejandro Valverde timed his finish to perfection to claim the Fleche Wallonne for a record fourth time on Wednesday. The near 200km midweek Ardennes Classic came down to a dramatic shoot-out up the 1.3km long final ascent of the Mur de Huy, with Valverde seeing off Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. … [Read more...]

Riders Union Calls For Life Time Bans For Technological Doping

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Paris, April 18, 2016 - International riders association (CPA) president Gianni Bugno has called for life bans for those caught with motorized bicycles. Bugno, a twice former world champion and two time Giro d'Italia winner during his racing career, was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera a day after the newspaper and French TV program Stade 2 claimed to have detected possible … [Read more...]

An Open Letter On Disc Brakes From Fran Ventoso of Team Movistar

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13 April 2016 I’ve spent thirteen years in the pro cycling peloton and another thirteen moving up the ladder in youth categories. That makes it 26 years on my bike, training every day, enjoying what I like most, my passion. Since I was six, I’ve enjoyed racing, and I continue to do so. I’m so happy to have turned my vocation into a dream job. Just like in any other sport, cycling has … [Read more...]

I’m Proof Cycling Dreams Do Come True, Says Matthew Hayman

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 11, 2016 (AFP) - Mathew Hayman insisted that dreams can come true after the 37-year-old Australian won the prestigious Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. Hayman beat four-time winner Tom Boonen into second in a sprint finish in the famous old outdoor velodrome in Roubaix at the end of Sunday's … [Read more...]

Hayman Admits That He’d Have Happily Seen Boonen Win

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 10, 2016 (AFP) - Paris-Roubaix winner Mathew Hayman admitted he had been hoping rival Tom Boonen would win the one-day classic race for a record fifth time. Australian Hayman, 37, pipped Boonen, 35, in a sprint finish to deny the joint-record four-time winner the chance to move one clear of his … [Read more...]

No Two-Way Battle Between Sagan and Cancellara At Paris-Roubaix

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Compiègne, France, April 9, 2016 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara insisted on Saturday that Sunday's prestigious Paris-Roubaix one-day classic would not be a two-way battle between him and Peter Sagan. Cancellara has won the 'Hell of the North' three times in his career and is racing his last season as a professional. Victory on Sunday would take him level with … [Read more...]

Charismatic Peter Sagan Hogs The Pre Paris-Roubaix Spotlight

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, April 9, 2016 (AFP) - All eyes will be on world champion Peter Sagan during Sunday's prestigious Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. The charismatic Slovakian rider has hoisted himself into a higher dimension over the last six months, first winning the world title in Richmond, USA, in September and then, a week ago, claiming his first 'Monument' by winning … [Read more...]