Philippe Gilbert Claims His Second Belgian Road Race Championship

26 June 2016, Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure (BEL) Philippe Gilbert has become the Belgian Road Race Champion for the second time in his career, defeating Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in a one on one battle to the line. Greg Van Avermaet rounded out the podium in third place for the second consecutive year. A 25-rider move, including Gilbert, Van Avermaet, Dylan Teuns and Loïc Vliegen, went away … [Read more...]

Greipel Outsprints Kittel For German Road Championship Title

Berlin, June 26, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel got one over his great sprint rival Marcel Kittel by winning the German Championships road race on Sunday. Just under a week from the start of the Tour de France, Greipel came out trumps in a battle between the two men to have dominated sprint finishes in the last three editions of the Tour. Greipel won the sprint to the line with 23-year-old … [Read more...]

Froome Has Powerful Team For Tour de France Defense

London, June 22, 2016 (AFP) - Defending champion Chris Froome will make his challenge for a third Tour de France title in four years with the support of a strong, climb minded Team Sky line-up. Froome will be joined on the starting line at Mont St-Michel on July 2 by British riders Luke Rowe, Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard, Team Sky confirmed on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Froome won … [Read more...]

Porte And Van Garderen Get Equal Billing At Tour de France

Paris, June 22, 2016 - Australia's Richie Porte and American teammate Tejay Van Garderen will be given equal billing when the US-backed BMC team launch their assault on the Tour de France. "Richie and Tejay will receive equal support from the team during the race," said team chief Jim Ochowicz who did however confirm the Australian as "road captain". Porte, 31, was recruited by BMC … [Read more...]

Greipel Leads Experienced Lotto Team At Tour de France

Paris, June 23, 2016 - German sprinter Andre Greipel will lead an experienced Lotto team at the Tour de France from July 2 to 24, the Belgium outfit confirmed on Thursday. Greipel, winner of four stages last year, is among eight of the nine riders from the team who also raced in the 2015 edition with Jurgen Roelandts returning after skipping last year's event. "We're targeting a stage … [Read more...]

USA Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Eyes Her Third Olympic Gold

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Los Angeles, June 24, 2016 (AFP) - Kristin Armstrong will have a chance at a third straight Olympic cycling time-trial gold in Rio, the US cycling federation announced on Thursday. Armstrong, 42, will be competing in a fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August when she will line up in the road race and the individual time trial. Armstrong retired after the 2012 London Olympics, but … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Out Of Spanish Road Race For Health Concerns

Madrid, June 24, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France hopeful Alberto Contador has pulled out of this weekend's Spanish road race championships citing health concerns just a week ahead of the start of cycling's top tour. "Hello everyone! I'm sorry to say that because of health concerns I won't be taking part in the nationals this weekend (Saturday). I hope it's a good race," the double Tour de France … [Read more...]

Copenhagen Bids To Host The Start Of A Tour de France

Paris, June 20, 2016 - Denmark on Monday presented their bid for Copenhagen to host the start of the Tour de France sometime between 2019 and 2021. "It's a real challenge," said race director Christian Prudhomme at a ceremony at the House of Denmark on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. "The Tour de France would never have been so far north. We're going to carry out studies and examine it … [Read more...]

Strength, Power and Muscle Gain For The 2016 Cycling Season

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By: Kristi Belohlavek, R.D. The 2016 cycling season is underway, and with it come the long training rides, one-day and multi-day stage races, and attempts to expedite muscle recovery amidst jam-packed travel schedules and time on the road. In today’s cycling age, it is more important than ever to know exactly what’s in your nutritional supplements and to guarantee the safety and integrity … [Read more...]

Orica To Continue With Team GreenEDGE For 2017 Season

ORICA-GreenEDGE is pleased to announce the renewal of naming rights sponsor Orica for a further 12 months to include the 2017 season. The sponsorship extension will mark the sixth and final year of the partnership between the two parties and will allow GreenEDGE to finalise details of ongoing discussions around new title sponsors for Australia’s top men’s and women’s professional cycling … [Read more...]