Poker Player Greg Van Avermaet Wins Flanders Warm-up

Harelbeke, Belgium, March 24, 2017 (AFP) - Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet continued his hot streak by winning the E3 Harelbeke one-day cobbled classic on Friday in a "poker game". Just over a week away from the first cobbled 'Monument' of the season -- the Tour of Flanders -- the 31-year-old Belgian picked up his second win this year on the cobbles having claimed Omloop Het Nieuwsblad … [Read more...]

Quintana Secures His Second Tirreno-Adriatico Title

Tirreno Adriatico 2017 - stage 7

Milan, March 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana secured his second Tirreno-Adriatico title on Tuesday after defending his overnight lead -- and then targeted Tour de France glory. The Movistar team rider, who last won Italy's "Race of the Two Seas" 2015, is also expected to challenge for his second Giro d'Italia in May and underlined his credentials by racing to victory on Saturday's … [Read more...]

Gaviria Wins Tirreno Stage 6, While Quintana Hangs On To Lead

stage 6 of the Tirreno - Adriatico 2017

Rome, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico as his compatriot Nairo Quintana retained the leader's blue jersey. Gaviria held off world champion Peter Sagan and Jasper Stuyven in a sprint finish to the 166km ride from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic. Ahead of Tuesday's final day Quintana … [Read more...]

Henao Shades Contador By Only Two Seconds At Paris-Nice

stage 8 of Paris - Nice 2017

Nice, France, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Sergio Henao lifted his troubled Sky team's spirits with a dramatic two-second success over Alberto Contador in the Paris-Nice on Sunday. Henao set up the win when grabbing a half-minute lead in the 'Race to the Sun' with fourth in Saturday's penultimate stage. But the 29-year-old only scraped home in the face of a determined challenge … [Read more...]

A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

stage 5 of the Tirreno - Adriatico 2017

By Justin DAVIS Milan, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central Italy after claiming his second stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday. The fifth stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' was held over 210km between Rieti and Fermo on the Adriatic coast. And during a "crazy" day in which the Slovakian … [Read more...]

Season Starts Now, Says Sagan After Tirreno Stage 3 Win

Tirreno - Adriatico - stage-3

Rome, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Friday. Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro. Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van … [Read more...]

Yates Bosses Stage 6, Alaphilippe Keeps Paris-Nice Lead

stage 6 of Paris - Nice

Fayence, France, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Briton Simon Yates came home alone in Friday's sixth stage of the Paris-Nice with France's Julian Alaphilippe retaining the leader's yellow jersey. Orica rider Yates crossed the line 17sec up on Colombian Sergio Henao who gained a dozen seconds on fourth-placed Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe heads the general classification from his compatriot Tony … [Read more...]

Bicycle Cartoon Humor – Santa Visits His LBS

Santa Visits His LBS

What would happen if Santa visits your LBS and you are not man enough to tell him the truth. We know, check out our December Xmas bicycle cartoon. … [Read more...]

Team Axeon Hagens Berman Reveals Their 2017 Roster

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Eight returning riders and eight newcomers will make up the 2017 roster of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, the world's leading Under 23 development squad. Headlining the returnees are a host of Americans: Tour de Bretagne winner Adrien Costa, Under 23 national road and time trial champion Geoffrey Curran, Under 23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Logan Owen and Amgen Tour of California "best … [Read more...]

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez Announces His Retirement After 17 Years

Madrid, Dec 9, 2016 (AFP) - Veteran Spanish rider Joaquim 'Purito' Rodriguez announced he is to retire on Friday, bringing to an end a successful 17-year career. "After taking my time to think, and trying to come back to a working routine, I realized it is not possible for me," Rodriguez, 37, said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. "That's why I have taken, with the help … [Read more...]