Tinkoff-Saxo Suffers Second Reckless Hit By Motorbike at Vuelta

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Can organizers of Vuelta a España guarantee a safe race? This is the question everybody involved in the sport of cycling should be asking after Sergio Paulinho was hit by a reckless TV motorcycle in the first kilometers of the Vuelta stage 11. Exactly four days after Peter Sagan was hit and taken down by a neutral assistance motorbike, another Tinkoff-Saxo rider, Sergio Paulinho, is forced to … [Read more...]

Open Letter Related To The Accident Involving Peter Sagan at La Vuelta

Date 1 September 2016 Re: Open letter related to the accident involving Peter Sagan at La Vuelta Dear Mr. Guillen and Mr. Cookson, Tinkoff Sport A/S as managing company of the Tinkoff Saxo professional team feels obliged to address the accident involving its rider, Peter Sagan, during the final kilometres of the 8th stage of La Vuelta a España when a neutral assistance motorcycle hit … [Read more...]

Statement on Bobby Julich and Daniel Healey From Tinkoff-Saxo

Tinkoff-Saxo would like to clarify some incorrect reporting that was released yesterday by certain publications, in regard to Bobby Julich and Daniel Healey. All parties had agreed to make this announcement once the season was over in order not to distract the team while at the races, but now feel the need to make an official joint statement to clear things up. At no time were Bobby Julich … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins Latest Rider Confirmed For Tour of Britain

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UCI Hour Record holder and 2012 Tour de France Champion Sir Bradley Wiggins and Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team are the latest star riders to confirm that they will be on the start line for the Aviva Tour of Britain, which begins this Sunday (6 September) from Beaumaris in North Wales. Wiggins, who won the 2013 Tour of Britain, will lead his own Team WIGGINS in their first appearance in … [Read more...]

Sagan Withdraws As The Vuelta Casualty List Grows

Madrid, Aug 30, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakian rider Peter Sagan has become the latest high-profile withdrawal from Spain's Vuelta after being hit by an auxiliary motorcycle during Saturday's eighth stage. Sagan, who had ended a two-year drought without a Grand Tour win on stage three, looked set to challenge for another stage victory and held the green points jersey until the incident took … [Read more...]

Boeckmans In An “Induced Coma” After Vuelta Crash

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Madrid, Aug 30, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans will remain in an induced coma for the next few days according to his Lotto Soudal team after being one of a number of riders badly injured in a crash-riden stage eight of Spain's Vuelta. "The 28-year-old rider has a severe facial trauma with several fractures, he'll probably need surgery," Lotto Soudal said in a statement. … [Read more...]

Rein Taaramäe Joins Team Katusha For 2016 Season

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Team Katusha is happy to announce the signing of an agreement with the Estonian rider Rein Taaramäe. Taaramäe (28) is a born stage tour rider being a good climber as well as a good time trial rider. Last month he won the Overall Classification in his last two stage races, the Tour of Burgos and the Arctic Race of Norway. Rein Taaramäe also has a Vuelta stage win (2011), two national road titles … [Read more...]

Ryder Hesjedal Joins Trek Factory Racing As GC Leader

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Trek Factory Racing is proud to announce the signing of 2012 Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal. Hesjedal joins the team as a General Classification leader, notably for Italy’s Grand Tour, which holds a special place in the heart of the 34-year-old Canadian. He finished fifth in the latest edition of the race. Hesjedal: “I am very excited about this. Trek’s management and I are on … [Read more...]

Injury Forces Burghardt’s Withdrawal From Vuelta A Espana

Malaga, Spain - Injuries sustained in a crash Sunday will prevent BMC Racing Team's Marcus Burghardt from starting Stage 3 of the Vuelta a España Monday. Burghardt badly hurt his left knee and suffered facial injuries in the crash, BMC Racing Team Dr. Daniele Zaccaria said. "X-rays proved negative," Dr. Zaccaria said, "but he had swelling on his knee that we tried to manage during the … [Read more...]

Nibali Disqualified From Vuelta A Espana For A Car Tow

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Caminito del Rey, Spain, Aug 23, 2015 (AFP) - Three-time Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali has been disqualified from Spain's Vuelta, race organisers confirmed on Sunday for being towed by his Astana team car during the second stage. The Italian had been one of a number of riders caught up in a crash 30 kilometres from the finish line of the 158.7km ride from Alhaurin de la Torre to … [Read more...]