Greipel Rounds Off Season With Victory

German fast man Andre Greipel has finished his 2008 season exactly as he started it, with his arms raised in victory in a bunch sprint. Victorious in the Tour Down Under Classic in Australia way back in January - his first race of the year - the Columbia rider’s final win of the season came in the Munsterland-Giro in Germany on Friday. Greipel will now call a halt to his nine-month long … [Read more...]


San Luis Obispo, CA, 19 September 2008 - German speedster Andre Greipel was first across the line in the Championships of Flanders one-day race on Friday - taking his 2008 win total to a remarkable total of 14. Greipel took his latest victory in a bunch sprint after Columbia team-mates used their tried-and-tested formula for success: working hard to pull back a dangerous break and then setting … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Stage Four of Deutschland Tour, And Teutenberg Takes Holland Ladies Tour Opener

San Luis Obispo, CA, 2 September, 2008 - Stage four of the Tour of Germany on Tuesday saw Columbia fastman Andre Greipel outgun Australian Robbie McEwen and German Robert Forster for his twelfth victory of the season. A bunch sprint on the stage from Wiesloch to Mainz only became a certainty with six kilometres to go when Frenchman Thomas Voeckler was reeled in - but Greipel was ready to … [Read more...]

Carlo Westphal of Gerolsteiner Wins Eneco Tour Fifth Stage

OSTEND, Belgium, Aug 25, 2008 (AFP) - German rider Carlo Westphal of the Gerolsteiner team won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour of Benelux on Monday. Compatriot Andre Greipel of the Columbia team holds the overall race lead. Results in the 171.8km fifth stage of the Tour of Benelux on Monday: 5th stage 1. Carlo Westphal (GER) in 3hr 57min 38sec, 2. Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) … [Read more...]

Team Columbia Takes Control Of The Eneco Tour

San Luis Obispo, CA, 24 August 2008 - Team Columbia took first and second in the overall classification at the Eneco Tour on Sunday thanks to some intelligent race tactics. Germany’s Andre Greipel switched from being a sprinter to an attacker as the race climbed some of the famous hills of Flanders and picked up enough time bonus seconds to take the overall lead from Italy’s Daniele … [Read more...]

Manxman and Cavendish Sets Their Sights On Some Sprinters Glory

BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - Top cycling commentator Phil Liggett may have been joking when he said the three legs on the Isle of Man flag would come in handy for Mark Cavendish here at the Tour de France. The British sprinter, whose rocketing reputation as one of the world's fastest men on two wheels has been boosted by two stage wins at the Giro d'Italia, would argue that two will … [Read more...]