Cannondale Pro Cycling and Slipstream Sports Join Forces

Wilton, Conn. and Boulder, Colo – August 20, 2014 – Cannondale and Slipstream Sports today announced that Cannondale Pro Cycling SpA and Slipstream Sports will join forces in 2015. Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), will become a title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team and will take an ownership stake in the management organization of … [Read more...]

Alex Howes Takes Overall Lead in USA Pro Challenge

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Robin Carpenter of Hincapie Sportswear Development Team Conquers Challenging Day of Racing for the Stage Win Crested Butte, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Stage 2 of 2014 USA Pro Challenge brought the riders several challenges including high-altitude climbs, dirt roads and stormy weather, but nothing could stop them as they battled it out to the finish in Mt. Crested Butte, where Robin Carpenter … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Confirms Ivan Basso Joins Team

Tinkoff-Saxo is proud to officially announce that Ivan Basso will join the team in 2015. The Italian star and Tinkoff-Saxo have signed a two-year contract sharing the ambition of further bolstering the team for the next seasons. Ivan Basso will add both strength and experience to the team as one of the greatest Grand Tour riders of a generation. “With Alberto, Peter, Rafal and now Ivan we … [Read more...]

Thomas Voeckler Injured Being Hit By A Car

LIMOGES, France, Aug 19, 2014 - French Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler was struck by a car and appeared to injure his shoulder just before the start of the Tour du Limousin in Limoges on Tuesday. Voeckler, 35, was preparing for the start of the first stage of the four-stage race when he was hit by the car at a roundabout, an AFP correspondent at the scene, who witnessed the incident, … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Has Plans To Race In August

OPQS has officially announced Mark Cavendish’s schedule for the next several weeks. Cavendish will ride in the Tour du Poitou Charentes (26th-29th August) followed by the Tour of Britain (7th-14th September). “Mark has proven that he’s worked very hard since his crash at the Tour de France,” explains Rolf Aldag. “Just six weeks after his injury, he took part in the Tour de l’Ain and … [Read more...]

Kiel Reijnen Takes Stage 1 Of The USA Pro Challenge

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Crowds of Cheering Fans Lined the Streets of Downtown Aspen to Greet the Best Riders in the World Aspen, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Set against the beautiful backdrop of Aspen and Snowmass, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge got off to an exciting start with a circuit race of three 22-miles laps that included 2,300 ft. of climbing per lap, creating an aggressive day of racing. Colorado Resident Kiel … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Extends Contract With Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo happily announces that Michael Rogers will stay with the team. The team has signed a two-year deal with the Australian rider securing his great talent and decisive experience for the coming seasons. Michael Rogers is pleased to continue and looks forward to being a part of the team for yet another two seasons. “I’m very excited about extending. For the last two seasons and … [Read more...]

Team Belkin Targets Overall In The Vuelta

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM will start the Vuelta a España on Saturday with a squad to support three general classification men. "We'll take Robert Gesink, Wilco Kelderman and Laurens ten Dam to Spain, it’s clear our target is the overall,” said Sports Director Nico Verhoeven. “Wilco has trained at altitude in Utah. In the Tour of Utah, he showed well. Robert has also trained in the … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Lead Team Sky at Vuelta

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MADRID, Aug 18, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Tour of Spain after overcoming the hand and wrist injuries which forced him to abandon his defence of the Tour de France last month. The 21-stage Tour gets under way on Saturday with a team time trial through Jerez de la Frontera. Froome was forced to retire from the Tour de France after just five stages following … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins At Eneco Tour of Benelux

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet took his first victory of the season Friday with an uphill surge on the cobblestoned finish climb of the Muur van Geraardsbergen on Stage 5 at the Eneco Tour of Benelux. 'A Great Feeling' Van Avermaet said a combination of strong teamwork and a course that suited his strengths led to his two-second win over Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Shimano) and Pavel Brutt … [Read more...]