Porte Wins Tour Down Under Stage 5 On Willunga Hill

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Richie Porte powered his way to win the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Willunga Hill Saturday as fellow Australian Simon Gerrans consolidated his hold on first place overall. With one day left in the season-opening UCI World Tour race, Orica GreenEdge rider Gerrans leads Porte (BMC Racing) by nine seconds with Colombia's Sergio Henao (Sky) a … [Read more...]

Inspire Sports Establishes The Cylance-Incycle Pro Cycling Team

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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 22, 2016—Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced a title sponsorship with Inspire Sports LLC and Incycle Bicycle to establish a new U.S.-registered Men’s UCI Continental team, the Cylance-Incycle presented by … [Read more...]

Ex-French Pro Robert Sassone Dies At Age 37

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Noumea, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Former French professional rider Robert Sassone, the world track champion in 2001, has died at the age of 37 years, the president of the New Caledonia cycling committee told local radio RRB on Friday. Born in Noumea, Sassone, who had battled cancer for several years, took his own life, according to cycling sources in the French Overseas Territory in the south … [Read more...]

Australia’s Birdie O’Donnell Sets New One Hour Record

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Bridie O'Donnell broke the world hour distance record for women on Friday, eclipsing the previous one by more than 600 meters. Cycling Australia confirmed on Twitter that O'Donnell had "set a new #UCIHourRecord of 46.882km" for the grueling velodrome event. "I can't believe I broke a world record," the 41-year-old said after … [Read more...]

Nederburg Joins Africa’s Team Dimension Data As Sponsor

South African brand Nederburg is accelerating its support for professional cycling, confirming a three-year sponsorship agreement as the exclusive premium wine partner of Africa’s Team, which will race as Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, beginning in January. Earlier this year, the team debuted in the Tour de France and took fifth place overall in the team classification. At the time, … [Read more...]

Team Sky’s Sports Directors welcome Brett Lancaster

Brett Lancaster has joined Team Sky ahead of the 2016 season as he begins the next chapter of his career as a Sports Director. With 13 years' experience in the pro peloton, the Australian retired from cycling this season and will begin the New Year with a new team and an exciting challenge. One of the most versatile riders in the peloton during his career, the 36 year old famously won the … [Read more...]

Tokyo 2020 Cycling Venues Approved By IOC

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Tokyo, Dec 9, 2015 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the venues for the cycling events at the 2020 Olympics, Japanese organizers said on Wednesday. All sporting venues for the Tokyo Games have now been allocated, officials added, with the exception of football, the venues for which are expected to be announced following next year's Rio Olympics. A planned … [Read more...]

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan Captures World Road Cycling Championship

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By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan charged ahead over the last climbs and hung on at the finish to win Sunday's men's road race at the World Road Cycling Championships. Sagan completed the 261.4km (162.4 mile) course in 6hrs 14mins 37secs to defeat Australian Michael Matthews by three seconds with Lithuania's … [Read more...]

Britain’s Armitstead Wins Women’s World Road Race Title

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By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 26, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Lizzie Armitstead outraced Dutch rival Anna Van der Breggen over the final 100 meters to win the women's road race crown Saturday at the World Road Cycling Championships. Armitstead trailed until a charge up the final climb and completed the 129.8km (80.6 miles) road course in 3hrs 23mins 56.00secs to … [Read more...]

Kiwi Linda Villumsen Finally Wins Women’s World Time Trial Title

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By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 22, 2015 (AFP) - Danish-born New Zealander Linda Villumsen, five times previously on the podium without a victory, broke through on Tuesday to win the women's individual time-trial at the World Road Cycling Championships. The 30-year-old Kiwi, who won last year's Commonwealth Games time-trial, captured the world crown by completing … [Read more...]