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...]

A Classy Peter Sagan Retains His World Road Race Title

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By David HARDING Doha, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was "unbelievable". "I am still in total shock, I am very, very happy," said the 26-year-old. … [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...]

Embattled Team Sky Gets Support From Primary Sponsor


London, Oct 10, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky received some welcome news on Monday amidst the negative headlines regarding their former star Bradley Wiggins with the unequivocal support from its main sponsor, media heavyweights Sky. Graham McWilliam, deputy head of Sky News and chairman of the Team Sky board, tweeted he had sent a message of support to the team over the weekend telling them to stay … [Read more...]

American Neben Wins Second World Time-Trial Title

By David HARDING Doha, Oct 11, 2016 (AFP) - America's Amber Neben won the women's time-trial title in Qatar on Tuesday, the second time she has been crowned world champion at the event. In an exciting and close race she posted a time of 36 mins 37:04, beating Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands into second by six seconds, and Australia's Katrin … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Under Intense Pressure In Drug Probe


London, Oct 7, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is facing fresh questions about his medical history after Britain's Daily Mail reported he was at the center of an inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping. The Mail said UKAD wanted to question him and his Team Sky bosses over a medical package delivered to the British outfit ahead of the 2011 Tour de France. A UKAD statement issued late … [Read more...]

Crazed Driver Pulls Gun On George Hincapie And Son


Ex-Pro rider George Hincapie has posted on his FaceBook account that he and his 8 year old son were the victims of a road rage incident. While they were riding in South Carolina on or near Paris Mountain. George is warning everyone to be on the alert for the driver and you can find his face in the picture above, as well as a photo of his car int he picture below. George is quoted as saying : … [Read more...]