Daryl Impey Cleared Of Doping Of Probenecid

PARIS, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - South African Daryl Impey has been cleared of doping and can return to competition, the ORICA-GreenEDGE rider and his Australian team confirmed on Friday. The South African, the first-ever African to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey last year, tested positive in February for Probenecid. Impey said in a statement that he had been able to prove a … [Read more...]

Eddie Merckx In Hospital After Heart Scare

BRUSSELS, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - Cycling great Eddie Merckx has been hospitalised in Brussels after complaining about heart pains, Belgian newspapers reported on Friday. Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen said the 69-year-old Belgian had been suffering from hypertension and had lost consciousness last weekend. Merckx, known as "The Cannibal" in the prime of his cycling career in … [Read more...]

Scott Creates The Strongest Cycling Clothing Ever

SCOTT is proud to introduce the ITD ProTec Technology. This one of a kind blend of Carbon yarns and ceramic prints provides a fabric with very high abrasion resistance, especially in the case of high speed crashes. The SCOTT RC ProTec outfit is the very first bikewear kit featuring this technology and will be available to end-consumers in 2015. http://tinyurl.com/olbteng … [Read more...]

Tour of Spain Set For Costa del Sol Start In 2015

MADRID, Aug 28, 2014 - The Tour of Spain will start in the Costa del Sol to celebrate its 80th anniversary next year. Ahead of this year's sixth stage in Benalmadena on Thursday, organisers said that the race will start with three or four stages in the Malaga region. It is also expected that the final stage of the race will return to Madrid in 2015. The capital doesn't … [Read more...]

Edvald Boassen Hagen signs for Team MTN-Qhubeka

After five years with Team Sky, Edvald Boasson Hagen has decided to continue his career with Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the next two years. Rider – Edvald Boassen Hagen It´s been five great seasons with Team Sky, but the time has come to seek new challenges. MTN-Qhubeka has a very good platform and a framework that fits me very well, so I´m sure this is a very good choice for the … [Read more...]

Eurobike – Day 1 Report and Photos

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Written by: Myles McCory 1 The 2014 Prologo tt saddle is sent from heaven from me any other riders who slide forward/back when on the rivet in a time trial. I had tried the older model which would keep your pelvis where the bike fitter desired but would eat shorts, the abrasive insert destroying the Lycra. The new model uses small hollow rubber tubes to match and grap the forward penial area, … [Read more...]

Van Garderen Wins, As Voigt Says Farewell At USA Pro Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug 25, 2014 (AFP) - American Tejay Van Garderen completed his victory in the USA Pro Challenge Cycling race Sunday while Alex Howes won the last stage and German star Jens Voigt ended his career. Howes edged fellow American Kiel Reijnen by a wheel width at the finish line to claim the seventh stage, a 78-mile (125km) trek from Boulder to Denver, in 2hrs, 45mins 20secs. … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Wins 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Vail, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2014) – In the race of truth, Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team emerged victorious, finishing in 24 minutes and 26 seconds, winning the stage and shattering his previous course record of 25 minutes and two seconds. After the 2014 USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 individual time trial, van Garderen extended his overall lead to one minute and 32 seconds heading into the … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Scales Down Vuelta GC Expectations

Jerez de la Frontera, 22nd of August – 2014 Today, Alberto Contador appeared at a press conference before the start of the Tour of Spain in which he said that his expectations are very modest after what happened to him in the Tour and how little he’s been training before coming here. “Of course I will try not to lose time in the first days, only if I lose time, it will be time to change … [Read more...]

Laurent Didier Wins, Van Garderen Keeps Lead

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WASHINGTON, Aug 23, 2014 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Laurent Didier won Friday's fifth stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race, while American Tejay Van Garderen finished ninth to maintain his 20-second overall lead. Trek racer Didier captured the 167.6-kilometer (104.14-mile) stage from Woodland Park to Breckenridge in three hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds with Colombian Janier Alexis … [Read more...]