Cavendish Desperate To Stay With His Etixx-Quick Step Team

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski Take Paris-Nice Prologue

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Maurepas, France, March 8, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland won the prologue of the Paris-Nice race, a 6.7 kilometre time trial in Maurepas, south-west of Paris, on Sunday. Riding in his first Paris-Nice, the so-called "race to the sun", Kwiatkowski timed 7min 40sec, to finish ahead of world hour record holder Rohan Dennis of Australia, who was credited with the … [Read more...]