Australia Team For 2014 Road World Championships

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SYDNEY, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - The Australia team announced Monday for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21-28: Australia - Men: Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Rohan Dennis (BMC), Cadel Evans (BMC), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE), Michael Matthews … [Read more...]

British Cycling Guru Dave Brailsford Urges Scottish ‘No’ Vote

LONDON, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - Dave Brailsford, the man behind British cycling success at recent Olympic Games, has urged Scotland to vote against independence in Thursday's referendum poll. Brailsford guided the British team to eight gold medals at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics, which included victories for Scottish cycling star Chris Hoy. The former British … [Read more...]

Matteo Rabottini Has Positive Test For EPO, Out of World Championships

MILAN, Sept 13, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Rabottini has been excluded from his national squad for the upcoming world cycling championships following a positive test for a banned blood booster, the Italian cycling federation (FCI) said. Cycling's world ruling body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), provisionally suspended Rabottini on Friday following his positive test for … [Read more...]

No World Championship For Alberto Contador In 2014

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, Sept 14, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain leader Alberto Contador has ruled out competing at the world championships in his home country a week from now despite being picked for the Spanish team. Speaking after his victory in the 20th and penultimate stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a result which virtually assured him of overall … [Read more...]

Contador Included In Preliminary World Championships Squad

CANGAS, Spain, Sept 12, 2014 (AFP) - Vuelta a Espana leader Alberto Contador has been included in Spain's preliminary squad for the world championship road race in Ponferrada, northern Spain, later this month. Contador had indicated earlier in the week that he would sit out the event on September 28. "The world championship course is not in any way suited to my style and I … [Read more...]

Matthias Brandle Takes Another Stage At Tour of Britain Stage 6

LONDON, Sept 12, 2014 (AFP) - Austria's Matthias Brandle clinched his second consecutive stage victory in the Tour of Britain on Friday, but Movistar's Alex Dowsett is the new overall leader. Dowsett had started stage six one minute and 25 seconds behind Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Michal Kwiatkowski in the overall standings, yet he ended the day's racing in possession of the yellow … [Read more...]

Robert Gesink Withdrawals From Vuelta a Espana For Family Reasons

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM is sad to announce that Robert Gesink will leave the Vuelta a España due to private circumstances. The Team Belkin leader chooses to rush to Holland to be with his family. “My pregnant wife has undergone surgery twice this past week. Her situation has not improved and she is still in the hospital. I will immediately leave the Vuelta to be with my family, who … [Read more...]

Austrian Brandle Takes Tour of Britain’s Fifth Stage

LONDON, Sept 11, 2014 (AFP) - Austria's Matthias Brandle won stage five of the Tour of Britain on Thursday, but overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski maintained his grip on the yellow jersey. Brandle of IAM Cycling held his nerve to emerge victorious from a four-man breakaway alongside MTN-Qhubeka's Andreas Stauff, Belkin's Maarten Wynants and Shane Archbold of An Post-Chainreaction. … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Concedes Tour of Britain Defence

LONDON, Sept 10, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins accepted his Tour of Britain title defence was nearly at an end after Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski secured the overall lead with a dramatic stage win on Wednesday. Kwiatkowski won the sprint for the line at the end of the 184.6-kilometre route from Worcester in the English Midlands to Bristol on the south-west coast to take the leader's yellow … [Read more...]

Tyler Farrar Joins Team MTN-Qhubeka For 2015

Tyler Farrar has joined Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the 2015 cycling season. The American sprinter has spent his last 7 years with the current World Tour outfit, Garmin Sharp. Farrar is also part of a select group of riders in world cycling that has won a stage in each of the 3 grand tours. Farrar brings a tremendous amount of experience with him to Team MTN-Qhubeka as well as some pure speed … [Read more...]