All-Rounders Tipped To Reign Down Under

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 15, 2012 (AFP) - All-rounders are tipped to prevail over the sprint specialists when the Tour Down Under clicks into gear Tuesday, with course changes set to help riders who can both climb and finish fast. The six-stage event is the first of 28 races on the International Cycling Union (UCI) elite WorldTour series, and with rankings … [Read more...]

Greipel Announces His Down Under Goals With Win

Written by: Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 15, 2012 (AFP) - Two-time Tour Down Under champion Andre Greipel of Germany signaled his intentions for a third overall win by triumphing at the warm-up Down Under Classic criterium on Sunday. Held over 30 laps of an inner city Adelaide circuit, the Down Under Classic criterium does not count towards the standings of the Tour … [Read more...]

Cavendish Emulates Simpson To Take World Crown

Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 25, 2011 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish became Britain's first world road race champion since the late Tom Simpson in 1965 when he dominated a bunch sprint to win the men's elite race at the road world championships here Sunday. Australian Matthew Goss finished second to take the silver with German Andre Greipel winning the bronze after 260 km … [Read more...]

Greipel Gets The Double, Phinney Retains Lead At Eneco Tour

ARDOOIE, Aug 10, 2011 - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel of Omega-Pharma claimed his second successive victory on the Eneco Tour, finishing ahead of American Tyler Farrar and Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen Wednesday. Highly-regarded young American Taylor Phinney, of BMC, retained the race leader's jersey after finishing sixth in the 173.7 km ride from Aalter to Ardooie. Phinney, … [Read more...]

Greipel Rides In Seventh Heaven, Phinney Retains Lead

Sint Willebrord, Netherlands, Aug 9, 2011 (AFP) - German sprint specialist Andre Greipel recorded his seventh win of the season here on Tuesday as the Omega Pharma rider won the first stage of the Eneco Tour. It wasn't enough for the 29-year-old to take the overall lead, as young American star Taylor Phinney retained the lead he took when he won the prologue on Monday. Greipel, winner of … [Read more...]

Greipel Silences Cav At Last

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) carmaux, France, July 12, 2011 - Andre Greipel admitted he is hoping for more of the same on the Tour de France after finally upstaging British rival Mark Cavendish to claim his maiden win on the race. Cavendish cemented his status as the fastest man in the world last week when he added two stages to his four-year account to take his tally to an … [Read more...]

Greipel Outsprints Cav as Voeckler Keeps Yellow Jersey

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) carmaux, France, July 12, 2011 - German Andre Greipel finally put paid to years of playing second fiddle to Mark Cavendish when he beat the British sprinter to claim his maiden stage win on the Tour de France Tuesday. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, of Europcar, retained the race leader's yellow jersey by 1min 49sec on Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez as the … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Tour of Belgium Second Stage

KNOKKE-HEIST, Belgium, May 26, 2011 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel of the Omega Pharma team won the second stage of the Tour of Belgium on Thursday to take the leader's jersey from Dutchman Lieuwe Westra. Greipel won a sprint finish ahead of Dutch rider Kenny van Hummel with Belgian Maxime Vantomme in third and Tom Boonen fourth. In the overall standings, Greipel has a two-second lead … [Read more...]

Tour of Turkey – Masters of Sprint Have A rendezvous In Istanbul

The Tour of Turkey, whose 47th edition begins Sunday in Istanbul, will confirm its status as the stopping ground for the sprinters before the great rendezvous of the Giro and the Tour de France. With the exception of Britain's Mark Cavendish, the best sprinters on the planet will be race the course of 1387 km, which will take them on eight stages. From Istanbul to the seaside resort of … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Stage 1 At Three Days of De Panne

ZOTTEGEM, March 29, 2011 - Germany's Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma) won the first stage of the Three Days of De Panne on Tuesday where he beat the Dutch sprinter Lieuwe Westra and Kazakh Dmitriy Muravyev. … [Read more...]