Nairo Quintana Takes Lead At Tour of Spain Stage 9

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ARAMON VALDELINARES, Spain, Aug 31, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification. Anacona broke clear on the 8km, first category climb to the finish of the 185km stage from Carboneras de Guadazon to Aramon Valdelinares to move into fourth place overall … [Read more...]

Nacer Bouhanni Is For Real Winning Tour of Spain Stage 8

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ALBACETE, Spain, Aug 30, 2014 (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni won his second stage of the Vuelta a Espana in controversial circumstances as he edged out Australia's Michael Matthews at the finish line of Saturday's 207km eighth stage from Baeza to Albacete. Bouhanni appeared to cut across Matthews as he surged for the line in a time of 4hr 29 mins with Slovakian Peter Sagan in third. … [Read more...]

Belgian Cycling Champion Igor Decraene Takes Own Life

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BRUSSELS, Aug 30, 2014 - Belgium world junior cycling champion Igor Decraene was found dead on Saturday after taking his own life at the age of just 18, local media press reports said. A native of Waregem in northern Belgium, Decraene killed himself not far from there at Zulte, the Belga news agency said without giving further details. The Belgian cycling federation said it was … [Read more...]

Ride The Black Line: Why Track Racing Appeals To Everyone

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by Zachary Rynew There are very few things that remain like they once were. Movies are still made replacing actors with 3D animation. Shopping malls get updated to look like the latest thing. Even sports seems to have been corporatized at every level. When I watch the Karate Kid (the one with Karate), I always sigh to think about how things were. I was approaching teenager status when … [Read more...]

Alessandro de Marchi Sprints To Win Tour of Spain Stage 7

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ALCAUDETE, Spain, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Alessandro de Marchi sprinted home alone to win the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain on Friday as Spaniard Alejandro Valverde held the race lead. Cannondale's de Marchi, 28, shook off his three breakaway rivals with 15km to go, holding off all their attempts to catch him after the mountainous 169km ride from Alhendin to Alcaudete. … [Read more...]

Alejandro Valverde Wins Tour of Spain Stage 6

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LA ZUBIA, Spain, Aug 28, 2014 (AFP) - Alejandro Valverde leads the Tour of Spain after producing a supreme final climb to win a star-laden finish to the 167.1km sixth stage from Benalmadena to La Zubia on Thursday. The Spaniard beat Britain's Chris Froome and compatriot Alberto Contador into second and third respectively to take the overall race lead from Australian Michael Matthews. … [Read more...]

Tour of Spain Set For Costa del Sol Start In 2015

MADRID, Aug 28, 2014 - The Tour of Spain will start in the Costa del Sol to celebrate its 80th anniversary next year. Ahead of this year's sixth stage in Benalmadena on Thursday, organisers said that the race will start with three or four stages in the Malaga region. It is also expected that the final stage of the race will return to Madrid in 2015. The capital doesn't … [Read more...]

Edvald Boassen Hagen signs for Team MTN-Qhubeka

After five years with Team Sky, Edvald Boasson Hagen has decided to continue his career with Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung for the next two years. Rider – Edvald Boassen Hagen It´s been five great seasons with Team Sky, but the time has come to seek new challenges. MTN-Qhubeka has a very good platform and a framework that fits me very well, so I´m sure this is a very good choice for the … [Read more...]

John Degenkolb Wins 2nd Straight Tour of Spain Stage

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MADRID, Aug 27, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's John Degenkolb won his second stage of the Tour of Spain in as many days in a controversial finish on Wednesday as Australian Michael Matthews extended his overall lead. France's Nacer Bouhanni, who won the second stage, claimed he was blocked out by Degenkolb as he tried to pass at the finish line of the 180km stage from Priego de Cordoba to … [Read more...]

Eurobike – Day 1 Report and Photos

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Written by: Myles McCory 1 The 2014 Prologo tt saddle is sent from heaven from me any other riders who slide forward/back when on the rivet in a time trial. I had tried the older model which would keep your pelvis where the bike fitter desired but would eat shorts, the abrasive insert destroying the Lycra. The new model uses small hollow rubber tubes to match and grap the forward penial area, … [Read more...]