Team CSC Prepares For Show Of Power In The Alps

by Justin Davis PAU, France, July 15, 2008 (AFP) - CSC have promised a repeat of the collective power which virtually eliminated Alejandro Valverde from yellow jersey contention once the Tour de France hits the Alps this weekend. But this time, it is Australian Cadel Evans and Denis Menchov who will be in their sights. Evans took the race lead by a second from CSC's Frank … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans of Silence Lotto Can Hold Off The Threat Of The Big Teams, Says Team Manager

by Justin Davis HAUTACAM, France, July 15, 2008 (AFP) - Silence-Lotto team manager Marc Sergeant believes Australia's Cadel Evans has shown his rivals the tools that could land him an historic Tour de France yellow jersey in Paris. But the Belgian admitted after a thrilling 10th stage to the summit of Hautacam that they may have to rely on other teams with similar ambitions if … [Read more...]

Luxemburgers Go To War Over Tour’s Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis AURILLAC, France, July 11, 2008 (AFP) - The first skirmishes in the battle for the Tour de France yellow jersey left damage in their wake during the tumultuous seventh stage to here on Friday. But the biggest souvenir from the second day of climbing in the 'medium' mountain stages was the full exposure of the existing rivalry between three of Luxembourg's most … [Read more...]

Fourth Place for Fränk Schleck in Super-Besse

[10.07 17:33] Fränk Schleck took a fourth place in the 195-kilometer sixth stage of Tour de France, which began in Aigurande and finished with two category-2 climbs the last of which was in Super-Besse. Riccardo Ricco (Saunier Duval) won the stage ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) and Team CSC Saxo Bank was well represented at the front till the very end with Fränk Schleck only … [Read more...]

Schleck Brothers Make The Tour de France An Historic Family Affair

by Justin Davis BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - Luxembourg brothers Andy and Frank Schleck are set to make a little piece of cycling history when they saddle up for the Tour de France with big ambitions for the race here on Saturday. Both riders are part of the Danish CSC team whose official yellow jersey contender is Spaniard Carlos Sastre. However CSC have admitted that … [Read more...]

Tour de France Contenders Outline Plans To Stop Cadel Evans

by Justin Davis BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - This year's Tour de France is gearing up to be one of the most tightly contested in years, according to some of the yellow jersey contenders out to topple race favourite Cadel Evans. The Australian will start the race's 95th edition this Saturday as the favourite following his runner-up place last year. However the … [Read more...]

Schleck Brothers Behind Luxembourg Victory

[29.06 18:50] After a strong effort by Andy Schleck, big brother Fränk Schleck on Sunday won the Luxembourg Road Race Championship for the third time in his career. "Andy was alone up front for about 50 kilometers, which meant especially Kim Kirchen (High Road) and Benoït Joachim (Astana) had to work hard to reel him in, and with about seven kilometers to go, Fränk escaped with Joachim. Two … [Read more...]