Geraint Thomas Signs With Team Sky For Two More Years

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas has signed a new deal which will keep the British rider at Team Sky until the end of 2016. The 28-year-old Welshman has been with Team Sky from the start in 2010 and is one of eight British riders currently on the team roster. In his first season for the team Geraint was one of the big success stories of the Tour de France, wearing the young rider's white jersey … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Bids Farewell To Road For Track

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by Alistair WATSON GLASGOW, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final of the men's team pursuit at the Commonwealth Games. The Australian quartet of Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea set a new Commonwealth record on their way to beating England … [Read more...]

Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France This Sunday

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Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France to air LIVE This Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 a.m. ET LOS ANGELES (July 21, 2014) – Universal Sports Network presents LIVE national television and online coverage of the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France on Sunday, July 27, at 7:30 a.m. ET. La Course will feature 100 cyclists battling it out over 90-kilometers of 13 laps … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Will Not Race Vuelta a Espana

SAINT-LARY, France, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Alberto Contador admitted Wednesday that he will not be able to compete at the Vuelta a Espana, which begins on August 23. The Spaniard was forced out of the Tour de France just over a week ago on Bastille Day. The two-time Tour winner crashed hard on a descent and suffered a broken shinbone. He had hoped to join fellow former Tour … [Read more...]

World Champion Rui Costa Withdraws From Tour de France

CARCASSONNE, France, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - World champion Rui Costa of Portugal withdrew from the Tour de France on Tuesday due to pneumonia, his Lampre-Merida team said in a statement. Costa had been 13th in the standings at almost 13 minutes behind race leader Vincenzo Nibali. His team said he'd been struggling with bronchitis in the Alps before Monday's rest day. Lampre … [Read more...]

Team Secured Until 2017, Named Etixx – Quick-Step Starting in 2015

Tony Martin Extends Contract Until 2016 With the beautiful landscape of Chateau de Lastours in the background, OPQS proudly announced to the media on Monday, during the second Tour de France rest day, that the team secured its future through 2017 thanks to the extended commitment of owner Mr. Bakala, and also crucial support of our sponsors. Starting in 2015 the team will be named "Etixx - … [Read more...]

Sixteen Teams To Participate in 2014 USA Pro Challenge

UCI ProTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Team Garmin-Sharp, Tinkoff-Saxo and Trek Factory Racing to Take on the Colorado Rockies in August Denver (July 21, 2014) – Taking place August 18-24, 2014, the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will feature 16 of the world’s top professional cycling teams. Led by UCI ProTeams BMC Racing Team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, Team Garmin-Sharp, … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Eager To Get Back To Racing

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN CARCASSONNE, France, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - Sprint ace Mark Cavendish vowed Monday to return to action before the end of the season to repay the faith his OMQS team has shown in him. The 29-year-old crashed out of the opening stage of the Tour de France two weeks ago in his mother's home town of Harrogate, northern England, suffering a separated shoulder. … [Read more...]

Rafal Majka Gives Tinkoff Cheer As Nibali Gains More Time

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN RISOUL, France, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - Rafal Majka made up for the disappointment of finishing second on Friday by winning Saturday's 14th stage of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali continued to distance his rivals. Pole Majka broke away from an 11-strong escape group on the final first category climb to Risoul and managed to hold off a charging Nibali … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Deserves Tour de France Rewards

MELBOURNE, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Richie Porte's years as a loyal Tour de France underling are paying off as he fights to become only the second Australian to win the race, Cadel Evans said Thursday. Evans, the 2011 champion, is missing the tour for the first time in 10 years as countryman Porte maintained his overall second placing, 2 min 23sec behind Italy's Vincenzo Nibali after … [Read more...]