Team Sky Announces The Full Squad For The 2016 Season

Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal, today announced the Team Sky squad for the 2016 season. He said: "January 2015 marked the start of the next chapter for Team Sky with our ambition to be indisputably the best team in the world by 2020. We have taken the first steps on that path and I am proud of what we have achieved this season. However we can never be complacent and must always look … [Read more...]

London Says No To Hosting 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

London, Sept 28, 2015 (AFP) - London has rejected the chance to host the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2017, Transport for London revealed on Monday. The English capital was asked to host part of the world's most prestigious cycling race again after previous successful visits in the 2007 and 2014 editions. London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart and hosted the finish for the … [Read more...]

Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka Team Signs Cavendish And Renshaw

Johannesburg, Sept 29, 2015 - South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka announced on Tuesday the signing of sprinters Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw for next season. Qhubeka, who will shortly undergo a name change to Team Dimension Data, have also added Austrian Bernhard Eisel, who will be released by Team Sky at the end of the season. "I'm super excited about becoming a part of the Team for … [Read more...]

2014 World Champion Kwiatkowski Joins Sky For 2016

Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, last year's world road race champion, will move from Etixx-Quick Step to Team Sky for the 2016 season, the British outfit announced on Sunday. Confirmation of the signing -- which has long been a badly-kept secret in the peloton -- came just hours before Kwiatkowski began the defense of his crown in the … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Settles Lawsuit With SCA Promotions

London, Sept 27, 2015 - Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has paid out over $10 million (8.9 million euros) in a settlement to Bob Hamman and his SCA Promotions company, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported. Armstrong sued Hamman, an American professional bridge player, in 2004 after SCA withheld a payment of $5 million to the cyclist over doping allegations, the paper … [Read more...]

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan charged ahead over the last climbs and hung on at the finish to win Sunday's men's road race at the World Road Cycling Championships. Sagan completed the 261.4km (162.4 mile) course in 6hrs 14mins 37secs to defeat Australian Michael Matthews by three seconds with Lithuania's … [Read more...]

Britain’s Armitstead Wins Women’s World Road Race Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 26, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Lizzie Armitstead outraced Dutch rival Anna Van der Breggen over the final 100 meters to win the women's road race crown Saturday at the World Road Cycling Championships. Armitstead trailed until a charge up the final climb and completed the 129.8km (80.6 miles) road course in 3hrs 23mins 56.00secs to … [Read more...]

Dimension Data To Become New Title Partner Of Africa’s Team

We are extremely happy to announce that Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, will become the new title partner of Ryder Cycling, which owns and manages Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, Africa’s only UCI Professional Continental Cycling Team. Effective 1 January 2016, the team’s new name will be Team Dimension Data. The team made history this year as the first … [Read more...]

Kiryienka Wins World Road Championships Time Trial Crown


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 23, 2015 (AFP) - Vasil Kiryienka, the European Games time-trial champion from Belarus, captured the men's individual time-trial crown Wednesday at the World Road Cycling Championships Kiryienka completed the 53.5km (33.5 miles) course in 1hr 2mins 29.45secs at 51.368 k/hr to capture his first world title by 9.08 seconds over … [Read more...]

Kiwi Linda Villumsen Finally Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title


By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) - Danish-born New Zealander Linda Villumsen, five times previously on the podium without a victory, broke through on Tuesday to win the women's individual time-trial at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 30-year-old Kiwi, who won last year's Commonwealth Games time-trial, captured the world crown by completing … [Read more...]