Scott And Orica Strengthen Forces To Create Team Orica-Scott

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Givisiez, Switzerland, Dec 12th 2016 - ORICA-BikeExchange and ORICA-AIS will be known as Orica-Scott from 2017, following the signing of Scott Sports as a new co-naming rights sponsor. Announced with the reveal of a new 2017 kit today, the teams will adopt the new name from their 2017 season debut at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic on Sunday, 1 January in Australia. Scott has been the … [Read more...]

Fabio Aru Will Be Team Leader Of The Elite Astana Team

Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Fabio Aru has been named as the new team leader of the elite Astana team after the departure of his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali, the Kazakh outfit confirmed on Sunday. The 26-year-old Sardinian climber is one of a clutch of riders expected to dominate the sport in the coming years and he won the Vuelta a España in 2015. Astana, … [Read more...]

Fox Factory Recalls Mountain Bike Shock Absorbers

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Recall Summary Name of Product: Mountain bike rear shock absorbers Hazard: The bicycle’s rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Farley Bicycles And Framesets Due to Fall Hazard

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Recall Summary Name of Product: Trek Farley bicycles and framesets Hazard: The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair. Consumer Contact: Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces Partnership With Castelli Clothing

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Team Sky are delighted to announce a new performance kit partnership with Castelli. The team will be the only WorldTour outfit wearing Castelli clothing and will race and train in the brand's kit from January 2017. Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce this partnership between Team Sky and Castelli. “Castelli will be more than a kit … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Meets His New Team BORA-Hansgrohe As World Champ

The UCI double World Champion meets his new team mates for the first time at the Lanserhof in Bavaria. Besides several fittings, meetings with the sports directors and the new performance team have been on the agenda. In December will be the team’s first training camp, where BORA – hansgrohe will also hold a press conference on the 13th December. “I’m really excited to take part in … [Read more...]

Movistar Idol Alejandro Valverde Sings New 3 Year Deal

Madrid, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish veteran cyclist Alejandro Valverde on Thursday signed a new deal with Movistar keeping the former Vuelta a Espana winner at the team until 2019. The 36-year-old shares leadership of the Spanish outfit with Colombian Nairo Quintana who extended his contract until 2019 last month. As well as the 2008 Vuelta Valverde has won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Daryl Impey Signs New 3 Year Orica Contract

Johannesburg, Oct 13, 2016 (AFP) - South African rider Daryl Impey has penned a new three-year deal with Orica-BikeExchange, the Australian team confirmed on Thursday. Impey, the first South African to wear the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France in 2013, joins Colombian Esteban Chaves as riders committed to the team to 2019. "This team is where my career took off and I feel … [Read more...]

Dane Amalie Dideriksen Wins Women’s World Road Race

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By David HARDING Doha, Oct 15, 2016 (AFP) - Denmark's Amalie Dideriksen was the shock winner of the women's road race event at the world championships in Qatar on Saturday. The 20-year-old stunned one of the pre-race favourites, Kirsten Wild, on the finishing line timing her sprint to perfection to take the coveted rainbow jersey. Finland's Lotta Lepisto … [Read more...]

Cavendish And Sagan Ready For Battle At Road Race Championships

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 15, 2016 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish will be eyeing a possible second world road race title in Doha on Sunday but should face a stern challenge from reigning champion Peter Sagan. For the first time since 2011 the World Championship course is best suited to sprinters, giving in-form Cavendish plenty to be … [Read more...]