Gaviria Wins Tirreno Stage 6, While Quintana Hangs On To Lead

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Rome, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico as his compatriot Nairo Quintana retained the leader's blue jersey. Gaviria held off world champion Peter Sagan and Jasper Stuyven in a sprint finish to the 166km ride from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic. Ahead of Tuesday's final day Quintana … [Read more...]

Henao Shades Contador By Only Two Seconds At Paris-Nice

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Nice, France, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Sergio Henao lifted his troubled Sky team's spirits with a dramatic two-second success over Alberto Contador in the Paris-Nice on Sunday. Henao set up the win when grabbing a half-minute lead in the 'Race to the Sun' with fourth in Saturday's penultimate stage. But the 29-year-old only scraped home in the face of a determined challenge … [Read more...]

A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

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By Justin DAVIS Milan, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central Italy after claiming his second stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday. The fifth stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' was held over 210km between Rieti and Fermo on the Adriatic coast. And during a "crazy" day in which the Slovakian … [Read more...]

Sky Boss Brailsford Won’t Quit As Report Damns British Cycling

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By Julian GUYER London, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Beleaguered Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford, the man behind Britain's rise as a cycling power, insisted Friday he would not resign despite doping and sexism rows engulfing the sport. Brailsford was labelled "untouchable" in a leaked review of British Cycling and its handling of sexism allegations against a top coach. The federation … [Read more...]

Season Starts Now, Says Sagan After Tirreno Stage 3 Win

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Rome, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Friday. Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro. Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van … [Read more...]

Yates Bosses Stage 6, Alaphilippe Keeps Paris-Nice Lead

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Fayence, France, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Briton Simon Yates came home alone in Friday's sixth stage of the Paris-Nice with France's Julian Alaphilippe retaining the leader's yellow jersey. Orica rider Yates crossed the line 17sec up on Colombian Sergio Henao who gained a dozen seconds on fourth-placed Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe heads the general classification from his compatriot Tony … [Read more...]

Bike Motors Have Been Used To Cheat In Cycling Since 1998

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ENGINEER WHO DESIGNED SECRET BIKE MOTORS THINKS THEY HAVE BEEN USED TO CHEAT IN PRO CYCLING SINCE 1998 Three-Time Tour de France Winner Greg LeMond Says He Can’t Trust Cycling Victories The Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor tells Bill Whitaker he thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998. Istvan Varjas speaks to Whitaker for a 60 MINUTES … [Read more...]

Wiggins Mystery Delivery Contained Decongestant Says Brailsford

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London, Dec 19, 2016 (AFP) - A mysterious package delivered to Bradley Wiggins's doctor during the 2011 Dauphine Libere contained the decongestant Fluimucil, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Monday. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is probing alleged wrongdoing at Team Sky and British Cycling, who share headquarters, and the package, delivered by British Cycling coach Simon Cope, forms part of its … [Read more...]

Team Axeon Hagens Berman Reveals Their 2017 Roster

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Eight returning riders and eight newcomers will make up the 2017 roster of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, the world's leading Under 23 development squad. Headlining the returnees are a host of Americans: Tour de Bretagne winner Adrien Costa, Under 23 national road and time trial champion Geoffrey Curran, Under 23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Logan Owen and Amgen Tour of California "best … [Read more...]

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez Announces His Retirement After 17 Years

Madrid, Dec 9, 2016 (AFP) - Veteran Spanish rider Joaquim 'Purito' Rodriguez announced he is to retire on Friday, bringing to an end a successful 17-year career. "After taking my time to think, and trying to come back to a working routine, I realized it is not possible for me," Rodriguez, 37, said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. "That's why I have taken, with the help … [Read more...]