German Broadcasters Consider Airing The Tour de France Again

BERLIN, Nov 26, 2014 (AFP) - German state broadcasters ARD are considering screening stages of the Tour de France again after they refused to show live coverage since 2012 due to doping scandals in cycling. A decision will be taken at the end of the year, ARD chairman Lutz Marmor said on Wednesday at a press conference in Hanover. Two years ago, both main German broadcasters ARD and … [Read more...]

Pro Cycling Teams Unite To Create A More Stable, And Credible Sport Via Velon

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Velon aims to make the sport more accessible to all, to bring technology to the races and to promote stable, credible teams that fans can support long-term. Today sees the launch of Velon, the first joint venture of UCI World Tour cycling teams. This group brings together 11 leading teams - over 60 per cent of the World Tour - to drive a financial model that, in line with other international … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Conquers Kilimanjaro Summit At 5,895 Meter

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Following a five-day climb under the worst weather conditions in a decade, 51 members of Tinkoff-Saxo reached the roof of Africa at the dawn of November 5th. Given the expedition's high success rate, 71%, the team's sponsors will double their donations to the local non-profit organizations. As the sun's first rays were about to break through the sea of clouds below the Kilimanjaro summit, in … [Read more...]

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Announces 2015 Roster

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is proud to announce a talented and capable 2015 men’s roster, building on a very successful 2014 season and poised to continue on the path of progress. The men of the UnitedHealthcare Blue Train expanded their European racing schedule in 2014 to participate in multiple WorldTour events. The team rode bravely as protagonists, placing a rider in a breakaway … [Read more...]

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Unveils Their 2015 Roster

Organization's youngest team yet will rely on leadership of experienced riders; focus on teamwork, tactics, creativity and perseverance Slipstream Sports is poised for an exciting year. In late August, Slipstream and Cannondale announced that the organizations would join forces in 2015, creating a new, powerhouse team built for the future. The new team will be known as Cannondale-Garmin Pro … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Reconsiders Stance On Tour de France Participation

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LONDON, Nov 11, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome hinted on Tuesday that he may elect to compete in next year's race after previously suggesting he was considering sitting it out. The mountainous route for the 2015 Tour de France does not favour Froome, who won the race in 2013, and he said last month that he could decide to skip it and focus instead on the Giro … [Read more...]

Veteran Cyclist Chris Horner Was Released By Team Lampre

PARIS, Nov 04, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Horner, the oldest winner of a Grand Tour, is in search of a new team after Italian outfit Lampre decided not to renew his contract on Tuesday. The American, who last year stunned many with his victory in the Tour of Spain at the age of 41, joined Lampre in January but suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when he was hit by a car on a training ride … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Congratulates Alberto Contador on 2014 Vélo d’Or Award

The management, sport directors, riders, mechanics, soigneurs, doctors and entire staff of Tinkoff-Saxo would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Alberto Contador on this prestigious award. In 2014 he clearly demonstrated he was a great champion and a remarkable athlete. Alberto has been awarded the 2014 Vélo d’Or prize in recognition of a successful and spirited season. The award … [Read more...]

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Announces 2015 Women’s Roster

After an incredible debut season on the women’s domestic and international racing scenes, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team has their sights on the 2015 season with new goals and a talented roster ready to achieve them. The 2014 racing season was an enormous success for the team, yielding overall classification wins at the Tour de Femenino de San Luis, Vuelta El Salvador, and Tour of the … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Has Ambitious Giro-Tour Double In Mind

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PARIS, Oct 22, 2014 (AFP) - Double Tour de France champion Alberto Contador expressed delight as a mountainous 2015 route was revealed on Wednesday, as the Spaniard confirmed his plans for an ambitious Giro-Tour double. Sky's 2013 Champion Chris Froome suggested however that he may skip the 2015 Tour as it didn't suit his style, saying he may concentrate on the Italian challenge. … [Read more...]