Thor Hushovd Will Close Career Saturday At Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem

Past world road champion Thor Hushovd will close his professional cycling career Saturday in Belgium at the Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem, the BMC Racing Team announced Wednesday. Leaving His Legacy Hushovd's final race will cap 15 years in the peloton that include his world title in 2010, 10 stage wins and two points classification titles at the Tour de France and three Norwegian … [Read more...]

Matthew Goss Joins Team MTN-Qhubeka For The 2015 Season

Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung are delighted to announce that Australian, Matthew Goss will join Team MTN-Qhubeka for the 2015 cycling season. Goss is an exceptional bike rider who has won races in multiple World Tour events, including stages of the Giro d' Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice. The victory that really stands out on Goss' palmares though, is his 2011 Milano-Sanremo … [Read more...]

Criterium International To Stay In Corsica Until 2016

PARIS, Sept 18, 2014 (AFP) - The Criterium International will continue to be raced in Corsica, at Porto-Vecchio, for the next two years, organisers announced on Thursday. Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme and the mayor of Porto-Vecchio have extended by two years a contract first agreed in 2010, before the Corsican town hosted the Grand Depart of the 100th Tour de France … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2014 GP de Wallonie

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet notched his second victory of the season Wednesday by attacking out of a small group to win Grand Prix de Wallonie. 'Everything Went Perfectly' Van Avermaet and three others – defending champion Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Frank Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) and Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) – shook free of the peloton in the final 20 … [Read more...]

Hospitalised John Degenkolb Confident For Road World Championships

BERLIN, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - German sprinter John Degenkolb, who recently won the green jersey as points leader on the Tour of Spain, has been hospitalised in Frankfurt with a fever, his manager Jorg Werner revealed on Wednesday. "An injury to his right leg after a crash has become infected. For his own safety, John must stay a few days in hospital," Werner told German daily Bild. … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Spearheads Spain Road World Championships Squad

MADRID, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - Fresh from finishing third at the Vuelta a Espana, Alejandro Valverde will lead Spain's quest for glory on home soil at the world cycling championships in Ponferrada. The 34-year-old, who penned a new three-year deal with Movistar on Tuesday, will line up alongside Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez, who finished fourth in the Vuelta, for the road race on … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Leads British Assault On Road World Championships

LONDON, Sept 17, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were named in the Great Britain team for the Road World Championships in Spain that was announced on Wednesday. But while Froome, who recently came second in the Tour of Spain behind Alberto Contador, will spearhead a nine-man team in the men's road race, Wiggins will only feature in the … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Signs With Movistar Team Through 2017

September 16, 2014 | Madrid Current UCI WorldTour's No. 2 renews contract with Eusebio Unzué's structure through 2017 after one of his most brilliant seasons as pro Alejandro Valverde signed a new contract with the Movistar Team and will stay together with Eusebio Unzué, with whom he has raced for nine of his twelve pro seasons since 2005 and achieved a legendary palmarès including more … [Read more...]

Contador’s Vuelta Victory Sets Up Thrilling 2015 Tour

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - Alberto Contador's Vuelta a Espana victory was not just significant for this season but also helps to set up a potentially thrilling 2015 Tour de France. As long as no-one suffers any debilitating injuries, next season's Tour de France could see the three reigning Grand Tour winners lining up alongside … [Read more...]

Australia Team For 2014 Road World Championships

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SYDNEY, Sept 15, 2014 (AFP) - The Australia team announced Monday for the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21-28: Australia - Men: Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE), Rohan Dennis (BMC), Cadel Evans (BMC), Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEDGE), Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol), Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling), Matt Hayman (Orica-GreenEDGE), Michael Matthews … [Read more...]