Porte Holds Off The Valverde Charge To Win Tour of Catalonia

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Barcelona, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Richie Porte sealed victory at the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday despite Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning his third stage of the seven-day race. Valverde picked up a total of 12 bonus seconds on the day thanks to the stage win and an earlier intermediate sprint, but Porte didn't lose any more time on the hilly 126.6 kilometre circuit around … [Read more...]

Italian Veteran Luca Paolini Wins Gent-Wevelgem

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Wevelgem, Belgium, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - Italian veteran Luca Paolini timed his attack to perfection to take victory at the one-day cobbled classic race Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on Sunday. Last year's Paris-Roubaix winner Niki Terpstra took second at the end of the 240km race in dreadful conditions with blustery winds and driving rain as Friday's E3 Harelbeke winner Geraint Thomas came … [Read more...]

Team Tinkoff-Saxo Announce The Departure Of Bjarne Riis

Paris, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - The Tinkoff-Saxo team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday fired team manager Bjarne Riis. Dane Riis had already been suspended from his duties a week earlier. "An agreement has been reached to terminate the contract," said the Russian team in a statement. "The terms of this agreement will remain confidential and the two … [Read more...]

Valverde Wins Fifth Stage, Porte Leads At Tour of Catalonia

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Valls, Spain, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Alejandro Valverde claimed his second stage win in four days as Australian Richie Porte moved into the overall lead at the Tour of Catalonia on Friday. The Movistar rider came home in a time of 4hr 25min 52sec to edge out Colombian Rigoberto Uran and Italy's Paolo Tiralongo by five seconds on the 195.4 kilometre fifth stage from Alp to … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Out Of Spring Classics After E3 Crash

Brussels, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - Three-time winner Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland suffered two fractured veterbrae in a crash during the E3 Harelbeke on Friday and will miss the rest of the Spring Classics. The crash, on the cobbles of the first classic of the season, also took down a couple of the other favourites, John Degenkolb and Lars Boon, although they carried on. Three … [Read more...]

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Aerobars Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Summary Name of Product: Aerobars Bicycle Handlebars Hazard: The bolt used to affix the aerobars to the bicycle can loosen, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aerobars and contact Specialized Bicycle Components to receive replacement extension mounting hardware. Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle … [Read more...]

Van Garderen Wins Hilly Stage 4 At Tour of Catalonia

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La Molina, Spain, March 26, 2015 (AFP) - American rider Tejay Van Garderen of the BMC team won Thursday's fourth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Belgian Bart de Clerq took the overall leader's jersey. Van Garderen, 26, clocked 5hr 6min 36sec after the 188.4km ride between Tona and the ski resort of La Molina to finish three seconds ahead of Australian Richie Porte with Spaniard Alberto … [Read more...]

Pozzovivo Wins Stage As Rolland Moves Into Lead At Catalonia

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Girona, Spain, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Domenico Pozzovivo won the third stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Wednesday as France's Pierre Rolland took the overall lead. AG2R's Pozzovivo made a solo dart for home from a seven-man breakaway group around 2km from the finish and held off his charging companions to win by 3sec. Colombia's Rigoberto Uran took second with Dan Martin of … [Read more...]

Peter Velits To Undergo Surgery On His Left Leg

Santa Rosa, California - Slovakian national time trial champion Peter Velits will have surgery on his left leg to treat an overuse injury, the BMC Racing Team announced Monday. BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said the injury has developed over the past few months. Part of the BMC Racing Team's victorious team time trial squad at the world championships last September, … [Read more...]

Team Tinkoff-Saxo Manager Bjarne Riis Has Been Suspended

Copenhagen, March 24, 2015 - Bjarne Riis has been suspended as manager of Tinkoff-Saxo, the cycling team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and Slovak Peter Sagan confirmed on Tuesday. Riis, 50, has not been "actively involved in the team's activities since last Sunday," the outfit confirmed. Team mambers claim the club's billionaire Russian owner Oleg Tinkov … [Read more...]