Devastating Sprint Gives Greipel TDU Stage 1 Win

Greipel Winds Stage 1 of the 2013 Tour Down Under

by Andrew Dent ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 22, 2013 (AFP) - Two-time champion Andre Greipel launched a devastating sprint with 300 metres to go to easily win the opening stage of the WorldTour season-opening Tour Down Under on Tuesday. Greipel powered home by a bike length from Frenchman Arnaud Demare and Mark Renshaw of Australia and claim a record-equalling 12th stage win at the … [Read more...]

Sprinters Wave Goodbye To The Climbs, And Hello To Stage 18


PEYRAGUDES, France, July 19, 2012 - Sprint specialists like Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel and Matt Goss will not be alone in waving an enthusiastic goodbye to the tough climbs of the Tour de France. Especially with the chance to add to, or in the case of Goss, open their stage win tally on the race coming a day after the final day in the Pyrenees. Stage 18 on Friday is one of the … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Tour de France 13th Stage, Wiggins Still In Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis LE CAP D'AGDE, France, July 14, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel claimed his third victory of this year's Tour de France as Bradley Wiggins of Britain held on to the yellow jersey at the end of the 13th stage. Greipel, who rides for Lotto, finished just ahead of Slovakian sprint rival Peter Sagan (Liquigas) in a tight finish in which Wiggins astonishingly … [Read more...]

Sagan Stuns Greipel As Crashes Exact Heavy Toll On Tour de France Peloton

Sagan Tdf Stage 6 In Decisive Fashion

METZ, France, July 6, 2012 (AFP) - Slovakian champion Peter Sagan claimed his third Tour de France victory from the sixth stage Friday as a number of yellow jersey contenders narrowly escaped crashing out of the race. A total of three accidents took place on the 207.5 km ride from Epernay to Metz, where race debutant Sagan powered past flagging German Andre Greipel of Lotto in the final … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Again As Armstrong Doping Controversy Looms Over Tour de France Stage 5

Grepel Wins 2012 Tdf Stage 5 Beating Cavendish Clean

Written by:L Justin Davis SAINT-QUENTIN, France, July 5, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel claimed his second win in as many days Thursday as the Tour de France was rocked by the doping controversy swirling around seven-time winner Lance Armstrong. Lotto rider Greipel had claimed his first win of this year's race on Wednesday when he dominated a small bunch sprint devoid of rival … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Fourth Stage of Tour de France As Cav Misses The Train

Greipel Wins Tour de France Stage 4, With Cav No Where In Sight

by Justin Davis ROUEN, France, July 4, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel roared with raw emotion after landing his first Tour de France victory this year in a finale devoid of British sprint king Mark Cavendish. RadioShack's Fabian Cancellera held on to the leader's yellow jersey at the end of the 214 km ride from Abbeville to Rouen, where Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his … [Read more...]

Cavendish Could Set Gold Wheels In Motion

by Justin Davis PARIS, July 4, 2012 (AFP) - As former teammates, Mark Cavendish and Matt Goss could spin a yarn or two about how to beat one another in cycling's hotly-contested road races. But at the London Olympics, their widely anticipated duel for gold on the opening day could set the wheels in motion for a Britain v Australia rivalry that has the potential to dominate the … [Read more...]

German Greipel Wins First Stage of Tour of Oman

WADI AL HUWQAYN , Oman, Feb 14, 2012 (AFP) -German Andre Greipel, riding for the Lotto team, won a mass sprint finish for Tuesday's first stage of the Tour of Oman, a 159km leg between Al Alma Royal Palace and here. Greipel, who will don the race leader's red jersey, won a sprint to the line ahead of Russian Denis Galimzyanov and American Tyler Farrar. "I was carried through perfectly … [Read more...]

A Feverish Greipel Pulls Out Of The Tour of Qatar

BRUSSELS, Feb 2, 2012 (AFP) - The Tour of Qatar has lost one of its marquee names after Germany's Andre Greipel pulled out of the race due to illness Thursday. Greipel, who claimed his maiden Tour de France stage win last year, has enjoyed a blistering start to the season winning three stages and a pre-race criterium at the Tour Down Under two weeks ago. But his bid to test his … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins In Crash Filled Down Under Opener

Written by: Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 17, 2012 (AFP) - Two-time race champion Andre Greipel of Germany took the leader's ochre jersey at the Tour Down Under Tuesday in a crash-marred start to the season's opening World Tour race. Lotto sprinter Greipel, who won the pre-race criterium on Sunday, won a photo finish decision from veteran Italian sprinter Alessandro … [Read more...]