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...]

2014 Amgen Tour of California Route Announced

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Early Time Trial and Queen Stage Pave the Way for Leader Board Shakeups and Unprecedented Racing Excitement LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2014) – The route for the ninth edition of America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling stage race, the Amgen Tour of California, was revealed today at a press conference presented by Visit California. Once again, this challenging race will … [Read more...]

Bushfire May Threaten Stage 1 Of Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Jan 18, 2014 (AFP) - Bushfires may force the cancellation of the first stage of the Tour Down Under cycling event, officials in South Australia said Saturday. After a street race in Adelaide on Sunday, the Tour begins on Tuesday with a 135 kilometre race from Nuriootpa to Angaston in the Barossa region -- an area currently under threat of fire. "From a race point of view, … [Read more...]

Team Cannondale Pro Cycling Comes to Southern California

by Bryan Boyhan with photos by Einhard Buccheim This week Cannondale Pro Cycling came to sunny southern California following a training camp in Tuscany to present the 2014 lineup and rest a bit before heading out to the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis. We were invited to sit down with some of the riders, check out the camp, and even go for a ride with the pros. Before divulging all … [Read more...]

Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

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ROUBAIX, France, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - New outfit Trek are aiming high for their debut season after unveiling a star-studded team, featuring Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, on Friday. The new team replaces the old outfit RadioShack and will combine the experience of riders such as Switzerland's Cancellara, the Schleck brothers and Germany's Jens Voigt with promising youngsters … [Read more...]

Strava CEO Michael Horvath Steps Down, Chooses Wife

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Strava CEO Michael Horvath is stepping down to become president and chair of the company's board on Jan. 1, he announced Tuesday on the company blog. In an emotional blog posting, Horvath wrote that he is making the change to spend more time with his wife, a breast cancer survivor who was recently diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer in her liver. Mark Gainey, … [Read more...]

Hagens Berman Announces U-23 Development Program 2014 Roster

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SEATTLE – The Seattle-based Hagens Berman U-23 Cycling Program today announced its full roster and staff for the upcoming 2014 season. The team comprises nine riders from around the United States, along with two foreign riders who are joining the first-year program. Steve Berman, flagship sponsor and long-time supporter of amateur and professional cycling says, “Development cycling … [Read more...]

Team Belkin and De Jonge Renner Join Forces In 2014

The Belkin Pro Cycling Team will join forces with continental team, De Jonge Renner (DJR) in 2014. The elite/espoirs group based in Oosterhout, The Netherlands, will be the team’s official youth squad for the next season. "De Jonge Renner is known as one of the best amateur teams of the Netherlands," said team Belkin's managing director Richard Plugge. "By equipping the team and passing on … [Read more...]

The Tour de France 21 Stages For 2014

PARIS, Oct 23, 2013 - Here is the list of the 21 stages of the 2014 Tour de France, as revealed by race organizers on Wednesday: Stage 1: Saturday, July 5 - Leeds, England, to Harrogate, England, 191 kilometres (119 miles) Stage 2: Sunday, July 6 - York, England, to Sheffield, England, 198km Stage 3: Monday, July 7 - Cambridge, England, to London, 159km Stage 4: Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Rain Ruins Big Names’ Rainbow Jersey Hopes

by Justin DAVIS FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 29, 2013 (AFP) - Treacherous conditions due to heavy rain prompted several big name retirements before the halfway stage of the men's elite race at the world road race cycling championships Sunday. Three Grand Tour champions - Australian Cadel Evans, Britain's Bradley Wiggins and American Chris Horner - were among several riders to abandon … [Read more...]