QPQS Squad For The Vuelta a Espana

18-Aug-2014: OPQS has officially announced the squad that will take part in La Vuelta a España. There are 21 stages covering 3239.9km from August 23rd until September 14th. The race is divided into five flat stages, 13 medium and high mountain stages, and two individual time trials. There is also a 12.6km team time trial to open the race. The individual time trials are during stages 10 and 21, at … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Puts a Stranglehold On The Tour de France

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PARIS, July 27, 2014 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali fought back tears as he stood on the Tour de France winner's podium and described the moment as better than he ever expected. Nibali completed his victory at the 2014 Tour by finishing safely in the pack on Sunday's 21st and final stage from Evry to Paris, won by German Marcel Kittel. "It's the most important and the best moment, I never … [Read more...]

Tony Gallopin Takes Tour de France Stage 11 From Break

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN OYONNAX, France, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - Tony Gallopin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France Wednesday and then said it was even better than wearing the leader's yellow jersey. The 26-year-old Frenchman had not thought life could get any better than Sunday when he snared yellow for a day from Vincenzo Nibali, thus earning the honour of wearing it on … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Rides The Complete Channel Tunnel

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Folkestone, 7 July 2014: Tour de France 2013 winner Chris Froome is the first person to cycle from the United Kingdom to France under the sea. As the world’s leading professional cyclists leave the UK after three days of enthralling Tour de France action, a short film titled “Team Sky – Cycling Under The Sea,” is now available which documents the Team Sky leader riding from the … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Avoiding Tour de France Objectives

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - American hopeful Tejay Van Garderen says he is not setting himself specific objectives at the Tour de France, which begins in Leeds on Saturday. The 25-year-old was a major sensation two years ago when he beat teammate and defending champion Cadel Evans to finish fifth overall, as the Australian limped home in seventh behind British winner … [Read more...]

Team Katusha Ready For Sixth Tour de France

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PARIS, June 26, 2014 (AFP) - Russian cycling team Katusha will compete in the Tour de France for the sixth time next month with hopes for stage wins both on the flat and in the mountains. "This line-up reflects two main objectives for the team in the race," Katusha said on its website after releasing the lineup for the race. "On the one hand Yuri Trofimov will fight for the Top-10 … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Gilbert Wins Ster ZLM Toer

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Philippe Gilbert of the BMC Racing Team captured the Ster ZLM Toer for the third time Sunday, adding to the overall titles he won at the race in 2009 and 2011. 'Pretty Special Victory' Gilbert said his only nervous moment of the day came at the start of the 173.7-kilometer stage. "I was a little bit scared because a big crash happened next to me, but I was luckily out of trouble," he said. … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 17 See’s Another Break Success

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MILAN, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) held off a small group of chasers in the home straight to claim his maiden Giro d'Italia victory from the race's 17th stage on Wednesday. Race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) crossed the finish line with the main peloton and his closest rivals nearly 15 minutes later following a 208km trek from Sarnonico to Vittorio … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey Stage 5 Report and Results

ISTANBUL, May 01, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Elia Viviani edged out Briton Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish to win the fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey in Bodrum on Thursday. Estonia's Rein Taaramae maintained his lead in the overall standings following the 178km run from Marmaris. Cannondale's Viviani denied Cavendish a fourth stage victory in this 50th edition of the race after … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Triumphs At Tirreno-Adriatico With Great Form

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MILAN, March 18, 2014 (AFP) - Former two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador signaled his return to form by securing overall victory at the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race following the final time trial on Tuesday. Italian Adriano Malori (Movistar) won the concluding stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas', a flat 9.1 km race against the clock which finished on the palm tree-lined … [Read more...]