BMC Racing Team Announces 2015 Roster And Hour Record Attempt

The BMC Racing Team formally announced its roster for the 2015 season Wednesday while also revealing that Rohan Dennis will make an attempt at the world hour record in February. Eight Riders New To The Team Runner-up in the 2014 WorldTour standings and winners of the UCI world team time trial championship, the BMC Racing Team won a team-record 30 races for the second straight season. … [Read more...]

Spain’s Movistar Team To Ride At Australia Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's Movistar Team will return to the Australia's Tour Down Under next month with an experienced squad, organisers said on Thursday. Among their lineup is sprinter Juanjo Lobato, whose victories this year include the Tour de Wallonie and the Vuelta a Burgos, plus a fourth place finish in the Milan-San Remo. The Tour Down Under is the first UCI World … [Read more...]

First Half of Rigoberto Uran’s Race Calendar Announced

During the first training camp of 2015, in Oliva (Spain), Rigoberto Uran and Etixx - Quick-Step management made official the race program for the first part of his 2015 season. The first race of 2015 for Rigo will be the Colombian National ITT Championship, as well as the National Road Championship on the 7th and the 8th of February. “The time trial is on a parcours of 47 kilometers, which … [Read more...]

Team Sky Renews Wahoo Fitness as Official Indoor Trainer Supplier

Team Sky continues to train exclusively with Wahoo’s award winning KICKR Power Trainer Atlanta, GA – December 16, 2014 – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is pleased to announce continuation as official supplier of cycling trainers to Team Sky, winners of the 2012 and 2013 Tour de France. Through this exclusive collaboration, Team Sky … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]

Team Astana Retains Their UCI World Tour Licence For 2015

PARIS, Dec 10, 2014 (AFP) - Doping-scandal tainted Astana, whose leading rider is this year's Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, were on Wednesday granted a World Tour licence for the 2015 season by the International Cycling Union. However, the UCI said that, while the licence had been granted, Astana would have to agree to conditions, including being audited by the Institute … [Read more...]

Tour de France To Start At Mont Saint-Michel In 2016

PARIS, Dec 09, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France organisers revealed on Tuesday that the 2016 edition of the Grand Boucle will start at the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel. Two weeks ago, Tour organisers ASO revealed the 2016 edition would start in the Manche department in Normandy, so named after the French term for the English Channel that separates the country from … [Read more...]

UCI Delays Decision On Team Astana WorldTour Licence

AIGLE, Switzerland, Dec 04, 2014 (AFP) - Doping-scandal tainted Astana must wait another week to find out whether the International Cycling Union (UCI) will grant them a World Tour licence for next season. The UCI issued a statement on Thursday in which it confirmed that licences had been granted to eight teams, taking the total of licenced outfits for 2015 up to 16. But Tour de … [Read more...]

Tour de France Runner-Up Peraud Driven By Cheating Jibes

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PARIS, Dec 04, 2014 (AFP) - French rider Jean-Christophe Peraud, runner-up behind Vincenzo Nibali in this year's Tour de France, has admitted that accusations of cheating early in his career had helped power his later success. Peraud's story is recounted in Pierre Carrey's book "New cycle, confidences of three modern racers", which follows the career of three French heroes of the 2014 Tour … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Will Headlines The 2015 Tour of Oman

PARIS, Dec 04, 2014 (AFP) - This year's Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali will headline the sixth edition of the Tour of Oman from February 17-22, organisers announced on Thursday. The Italian has already competed in the race and in 2012 won the toughest stage to the summit of Jabal Al Akhdhar -- the Green Mountain. This year's race will include other climbers, notably Spaniard … [Read more...]