Double Joy For Zdenek Stybar in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2

10-Mar-2016: Thursday awaited the peloton with a 207-km long stage between Camaiore and Pomarance, which took the riders south for a perfectly flat first half of the stage, before the road became more undulating once the peloton entered in the final 50 kilometers. At the start of the day, six riders got clear and managed to stay at the front until with 20 kilometers to go, when they were caught by … [Read more...]

Cavendish Desperate To Stay With His Etixx-Quick Step Team

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Rennes, France, July 11, 2015 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish said he is desperate to stay with his Belgian Etixx-Quick Step team after finally ending his two-year wait for a Tour de France stage win. The 30-year-old Briton's contract at Etixx runs out at the end of this year and team manager Patrick Lefevere said he had been … [Read more...]

Cavendish Survives Pouring Rain To Win Tour of California Stage 5

Individual Time Trial on Tap at Six Flags Magic Mountain Tomorrow SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 14, 2015) – Huge crowds turned out in a downpour to witness another sprinter showcase at the Santa Clarita finish line for the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California, with Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team’s Mark Cavendish (GBR) taking his third stage win in five days of racing, making him … [Read more...]

Cavendish The Sprinter To Beat At Tour of California Stage 2

CAVENDISH CLOSES IN ON SAGAN WITH 7 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE WINS AFTER EXPLOSIVE PHOTO FINISH IN LODI Sprinter Battle Re-Ignites for Second Consecutive Day with Sagan and Cavendish Neck and Neck at the Finish LODI, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – It was another day for the sprinters and no shortage of virtual fireworks for the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California as Etixx – … [Read more...]

Matthews Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 3 To Consolidate Lead

Sestri Levante, Italy, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Matthews burst from the pack to win a bunch sprint to claim Monday's third stage of the Giro d'Italia and consolidate his lead atop the overall standings. Matthews picked up a 10-second time bonus for the stage win to stretch his overall lead, which he took possession of on Sunday after he finished seventh on stage two. … [Read more...]

Cavendish Sprint King At Tour of California In Sacramento

MARK CAVENDISH KICKS OFF 10th ANNIVERSARY AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WITH 2nd CONSECUTIVE STAGE WIN IN SACRAMENTO Sacramento Stage 1 Delivers Another Epic Sprinter Shootout and Legions of Fans SACRAMENTO (May 10, 2015) – The 10th anniversary of the Amgen Tour of California began big, with the longest ride of this year’s 8-stage race (126.2 miles) beginning and ending at the California … [Read more...]

Classics Great Tom Boonen To Ride His First Giro d’ Italia

Paris, April 14, 2015 (AFP) - Classics specialist Tom Boonen will ride the Giro d'Italia for the first time next month, his Etixx-Quick Step team said Tuesday. The 34-year-old Belgian is one of the greatest cobbled Classics riders of all time having won Paris-Roubaix four times and the Tour of Flanders three times -- both jointly held records. However, the 2005 world road race … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Has Sights On A Paris-Roubaix Return

Brussels, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian sprinter Tom Boonen, injured in a fall at the Paris-Nice race, has returned to training in the slim hope of competing in the Paris-Roubaix classic next month. Marc Coucke, the leading sponsor of Boonen's Etixx-Quick Step team, said the 34-year-old Belgian had a very slim chance of competing in the race on April 12. "Tom Boonen is training … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Out Of Classics With A Radius Fracture

Confirmed Grade 3 AC-Joint Dislocation, Also Radial Head Fracture 10-Mar-2015: Tom Boonen underwent further examinations at the clinic of Herentals this morning, performed by Doctor Joris Van Roy and Doctor Toon Claes. The examinations confirmed a grade 3 AC-Joint dislocation. During the night Boonen also had pain in his left elbow. The examination this morning revealed a compound fracture to … [Read more...]

Etixx – Quick-Step Rider Tom Boonen Out Of Northern Classics

09-Mar-2015: Tom Boonen, who suffered a crash at the back of the peloton at Paris-Nice Stage 1 on Monday, was diagnosed with a left acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation after examinations were performed immediately at Centre Hospitalier in Blois. Boonen will have to respect a period of recovery for a minimum of three to six weeks. "An AC-joint dislocation, as we've already seen with other … [Read more...]