Cancellara Soars To Third E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Victory

One solid attack on the Oude Kwaremont gave Fabian Cancellara the small gap he needed with 35km to go in Friday‚Äôs E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke in Belgium. 'Spartacus' got the job done. Powering up the climb and seeing daylight behind him, Cancellara went into time trial mode to steadily gain time on the way into Harelbeke, taking the solo win by sixty-eight seconds. Chasing riders failed … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Has His Eyes On Historic SanRemo Win

Sagan Riding A Wheelie in The Green Jersey

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 14, 2013 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan will be among the big names to watch when Milan-SanRemo kicks off the season of major cycling classics this weekend. Although only 23 years old, Sagan is already regarded as one of cycling's next big stars and could take his stock further with a maiden, historic history in "La Primavera" on Sunday. The … [Read more...]

Wiggins’ Speed Rival Martin Aims To Dominate The Major Time Trials

BERLIN, Feb 13, 2013 - Reigning world time-trial champion Tony Martin has said he aims to dominate the speed discipline this season and challenge Britain's Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. The 27-year-old Martin won time-trial gold at both the 2011 and 2012 world cycling championships and is aiming for a hat-trick of titles when this year's event is held in … [Read more...]

Wiggins ‘The Man To Beat’ as Martin, Cancellara Suffer

LONDON, July 31, 2012 (AFP) - For world time trial champion Tony Martin, bidding for Olympic gold risks being a painful experience -- especially with the prospect of a Bradley Wiggins triumph lurking in the background. German specialist Martin succeeded four-time world champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland in Copenhagen last year to claim a first, coveted rainbow jersey in the race … [Read more...]

Cancellara To Battle Through The Pain To Defend TT Crown

LONDON, July 30, 2012 (AFP) - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara will fight through the pain of an injured shoulder to defend his Olympic time trial crown on Wednesday. Cancellara crashed heavily while in contention for a medal in the men's road race on Saturday, injuring his shoulder but crucially avoiding fracturing his collarbone. The Swiss, also a four-time world champion in the … [Read more...]

Cancellara’s TT Defense ‘Uncertain’ After Crash

LONDON, July 28, 2012 (AFP) - Reigning Olympic time trial cycling champion Fabian Cancellara could be forced to pull out of the London Games after crashing during the men's road race on Saturday. The Swiss slammed hard into a barrier after badly negotiating a right hand bend as he led a leading group late in the 249.5 km race eventually won by Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan. … [Read more...]

More Tour de France Retirements On Alpine ‘Queen’ Stage

LA TOUSSUIRE, France, July 12, 2012 (AFP) - Dutch team Vacansoeil suffered Tour de France woe on Thursday after two of their riders, Liuwe Westra and Rob Ruijgh, pulled out of the race. The Dutchmen retired shortly after beginning the 25.3 km ascension of the Madeleine, one of several big climbs on the 148 km 11th stage in the Alps from Albertville to La Toussuire. Another Dutch team, … [Read more...]

Baby Duties End Cancellara’s Tour de France Early

Cancellara Wins 2012 Tour de France Prologue To Take First Yellow Jersey

ALBERTVILLE, France, July 12, 2012 (AFP) - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara pulled out of the Tour de France before the 11th stage here Thursday to be with his expectant wife, his RadioShack team announced. Cancellara wore the yellow jersey for a week after winning the opening prologue on June 30, but with his wife expecting to give birth in the coming days the Swiss decided to end his … [Read more...]

Sky Falls In On Cancellara and Martin

BESANCON, France, July 9, 2012 - World time trial champions Tony Martin and Fabian Cancellara were left way off the pace Monday as Team Sky scored another impressive result on the Tour de France. In the first of two long time trials race leader Bradley Wiggins tightened his grip on the yellow jersey by claiming a maiden stage victory that left defending champion Cadel Evans in second … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Again As Armstrong Doping Controversy Looms Over Tour de France Stage 5

Grepel Wins 2012 Tdf Stage 5 Beating Cavendish Clean

Written by:L Justin Davis SAINT-QUENTIN, France, July 5, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel claimed his second win in as many days Thursday as the Tour de France was rocked by the doping controversy swirling around seven-time winner Lance Armstrong. Lotto rider Greipel had claimed his first win of this year's race on Wednesday when he dominated a small bunch sprint devoid of rival … [Read more...]