Richie Porte To Leave Team Sky At End Of Season

Sydney, July 12, 2015 (AFP) - Australian star Richie Porte says he will leave Team Sky at the end of the year to pursue his dreams of Grand Tour success elsewhere. Porte is in the final year of his contract with the British super team and there has long been speculation the 30-year-old wanted out. He confirmed his plans following the Tour de France's 28 kilometre (17.3 miles) team … [Read more...]

BMC Pro Cycling Wins TTT, As Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Plumelec, France, July 12, 2015 (AFP) - BMC won the 28km team timetrial from Vannes to Plumelec on Sunday but Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader's yellow jersey. His Sky team may even have beaten the world team timetrial champions but for Ireland's Nicolas Roche cracking on the final 1.7km, 6.2 percent climb to the … [Read more...]

Bigla Pro Cycling Team Bikes Stolen In Italy

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The Bigla Pro Cycling Team received unfortunate news today when it learned that some of its Cervélo road and time trial bicycles and wheels were stolen in Milano, Italy, in transit during the Giro Rosa. The bicycles were due to be used in the Giro Rosa time trial tomorrow and are Cervélo P3's with a black and white painted job. The Cervelo S3’s that were stolen have a custom blue and … [Read more...]

Big Finish For BMC Racing Team At Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds, Great Britain - Ben Hermans led a 1-2-4 finish by the BMC Racing Team on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire Sunday while teammate Samuel Sánchez was runner-up overall in the inaugural edition of the British race. Hermans attacked the peloton with nine kilometers left, passed breakaway rider Lawson Craddock (Team Giant-Alpecin) with five kilometers to go, and had time to freewheel … [Read more...]

Ted King Announces 2015 Will Be His Last in Pro Peloton

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Ted King has announced today that the current season will be his final as a professional cyclist. The 32 year old started his European campaign in 2009 and is currently in his seventh European professional season as a member of the Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team. “I'll forever love this sport and consider myself grateful to have earned such an international career,” King said. After … [Read more...]

Cult Energy Pro Cycling Robbed Of Everything At Haut Var

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Cult Energy Pro Cycling are currently participating in the French stage race, Haut Var where Fabian Wegmann took fourth place yesterday and was targeting a podium position. But the team won’t be on the start line Sunday. During the night between Saturday and Sunday, thieves broke into the team truck and left nothing behind. “It’s just devastating. We had a car parked in front of the back … [Read more...]

Aussie Meares Makes Track History As French Raise Roof

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Anna Meares won a historic 11th women's world title as France ended the World Track Cycling Championships in Paris in celebratory style. Meares won the women's keirin to eclipse the record gold medal mark of 10 she previously shared with Frenchwoman … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Set To Retire After The 2016 Season

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Madrid, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador said on Monday that he wants to leave cycling at the top of his game and plans to retire after the 2016 season. "After 2016, what I can say for now, is that I don't see myself racing," the 32-year-old told a news conference. "This year, I am sure to be there, but next year I can't guarantee... … [Read more...]

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Hits The Big Apple To Launch 2015 Team

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Wilton, CT. – January 8, 2015 – Last night, Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling launched the 2015 team at the world-famous IAC building in New York City. Attendees included media, VIPs, bicycle dealers and celebrities. For the first time ever, the event was live-streamed, allowing fans from around the world to join in on the action. Riders Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Launch New Professional Cycling Team

London, Jan 8, 2015 (AFP) - British cycling great Bradley Wiggins is to set up a new professional cycling team in his name this year as he gears up for the team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games. Wiggins is keen to give something back to the sport and wants to use his success to encourage a healthy cycling culture within the country. "Cycling has given me everything," he said in a … [Read more...]