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...]

Nutritional Bar Proved To Be Alberto Contador’s Undoing

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BESANéON, France, July 15, 2014 (AFP) - Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat. The two-time former winner crashed on a fast descent on Monday's 10th stage and suffered a broken shinbone, forcing him to pull out of the Tour. The Spaniard is known as one of the better descenders in the peloton but it was the desire to … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Signs With ORICA-GreenEDGE For Three years

ORICA-GreenEDGE has re-signed star rider Simon Gerrans on a new three-year deal that will see the current Australian champion ride for the team until the end of 2017. Gerrans, who has ridden for the team since its inception, has been ORICA-GreenEDGE’s most successful rider posting major victories at the world’s biggest races. “I’m really happy to stay at ORICA-GreenEDGE and I want to … [Read more...]