Samuel Sanchez Hands Spain A Welcome Cycling Gold Medal In Beijing

by Justin Davis JUYONGGUAN, China, Aug 9, 2008 (AFP) - Spanish climber Samuel Sanchez claimed his biggest ever career win when he claimed gold in the men's grueling Olympic road race, held over 245km here on Saturday. Italian Davide Rebellin finished a close second to take the silver medal with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara placing third to take the bronze. "I can't quite … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Extends Contract With CSC-Saxo Bank For 3 More Years

Double world time trial champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland on Friday extended his contract with the CSC-Saxo Bank cycling team by another three years, until 2011. Cancellara, who will begin as the favourite for the penultimate stage time trial of the Tour de France Saturday, has won some of cycling's biggest one-day races with the Danish team run by former Tour winner Bjarne Riis. … [Read more...]

French Sprinter Romain Feillu Wearing Yellow, As Cofidis Rider Dumoulin Wins Stage 3

by Justin Davis NANTES, France, July 7, 2008 (AFP) - Frenchman Romain Feillu took the biggest accolade of his career Monday when a successful breakaway that foxed the sprinters' teams handed him the Tour de France yellow jersey Monday. Compatriot Samuel Dumoulin, of Cofidis, won the third stage - a treacherous 208km ride from Saint Malo to here - in style after jumping out from … [Read more...]

Team Garmin Counting On David Millar For Yellow Jersey Bid

by Justin Davis NANTES, France, July 7, 2008 (AFP) - Britain's David Millar is quietly building hopes of ending his eight-year wait to pull on the Tour de France yellow jersey. Millar last wore the coveted tunic in 2000 when he won the prologue at Futuroscope, and on Tuesday's 29.5km race against the clock the big Scot will see whether recent efforts to train specifically for the … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara of CSC Saxo Bank Happy To Leave ‘Danger’ Stages Behind

by Justin Davis SAINT BRIEUC, France, July 6, 2008 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara is looking forward to a day of rest, in relative terms, when the Tour de France starts to leave the "dangerous" stages held in Brittany behind. After two days of nervous riding in the wind and rain-swept coastal region of north-western France, CSC's reigning world time trial champion admitted he had just … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Hammers To Win Stage 2, As Valverde Maintains Lead

by Justin Davis SAINT BRIEUC, France, July 6, 2008 (AFP) - Norwegian Thor Hushovd of Credit Agricole claimed his sixth victory from the Tour de France after powering his way to the second stage over 164.5km from Auray to here Sunday. Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) retained the overall lead ahead of Monday's third stage, a 208km race from Saint Malo to Nantes. … [Read more...]

Levi Leipheimer TGIF… Yellow Jersey – 2008 Amgen Tour of California – Stage 5 (Photos)

See earlier post with more photos from today's Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California.  Additional Stage 5 photos have just been added. … [Read more...]

Levi Leipheimer TGIF… Keeps Yellow Jersey in 2008 Tour of California after Stage 5

Levi Leipheimer beat 2nd place David Millar by 28 seconds on a 30-minute ride. It was enough to hold off Fabian Cancellara and Robert Gesink and keep the yellow jersey. All three riders were on the course together, 2 minutes apart at the start, virtually riding head-to-head. Pics: More photos here and here! … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Is The Big Man On The Stanford Campus

Today was the start of the Amgen Tour of California with some of the world's best bicycle riders coming to compete in Palo Alto, California. The morning started with bitter cold, but warmed up nicely by the time the riders took to the starting ramp. The crowds were lined up over 10 deep, in fact, Andrew Messick (President of AEG Sports) was overheard stating that the crowds were … [Read more...]

Cancellara Wins The Amgen Tour of California Prologue

Cancellara Wins The Amgen Tour of California Prologue PALO ALTO, California, Feb 17, 2008 (AFP) - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, riding for CSC, Sunday won the prologue of the 2008 Tour of California, a 3.4km individual time trial on the streets of Palo Alto. With a time of 3min 51.211sec, the world time-trial champion was more than four seconds ahead of Briton Bradley Wiggins, with … [Read more...]