HTC-Columbia Heads To Tour of Catalunya

San Luis Obispo, CA -21st March 2010 - HTC-Columbia heads to the Tour of Catalunya in Spain on Monday, aiming to impact the sprint stages and the overall in the seven-day race. "We're not one of the top favorites here, but it's a hilly race this year and the climbers we've brought are in very good shape," comments team sports director Brian Holm. "Craig [Lewis] was going well recently, even … [Read more...]

HTC-Columbia Looking For Another Cavendish Win At Milan-SanRemo

San Luis Obispo, CA -19th March 2010 - HTC-Columbia will take part in Saturday's Milan-San Remo Classic aiming for victory for a second straight year with Mark Cavendish. "He's the winner of the 2009 race and he's our best option for winning the race in 2010," says HTC-Columbia team manager Rolf Aldag. "Although I'm sure all seven team-mates are also capable of getting good results in their … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Crashes At Tirreno-Adriatico

HTC-Columbia sprinter Mark Cavendish crashed to the pavement in the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico with approximately 10 kilometers to go in the stage. The extent of Cavendish injuries is still unknown at this point, but was able to get back onto his bike and continue. After the crash all hope of a stage win was lost. What caused the crash is still up in the air. But when you view the tape … [Read more...]

HTC-Columbia Takes On Tirreno Adriatico

HTC-Columbia will field a strong mix of all-rounders and sprinters for this year's edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts on Wednesday in the coastal city of Livorno, Italy. "I'm only expecting a couple of bunch sprint finishes, the first and the last stages," comments Valerio Piva, HTC-Columbia's sports director for the seven-day Italian event. "But with all these tough little finishing … [Read more...]

Greipel Leads UCI Ranking, So Does HTC-Columbia

AndrĂ© Greipel (Team HTC-Columbia) is the first rider in 2010 to top the UCI World Rankings following his impressive overall GC win at the Tour Town Under. Individual Standings: * Andre Greipel (HTC-Columbia) - 119 points * Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Caisse d’Epargne) - 86 points * Greg Henderson (Team Sky) - 79 points Nation Standings: * Australia - 175 points * Germany - 123 points * … [Read more...]

Greipel Tightens Grip

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by Talek Harris ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 20, 2010 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel extended his dominance of the Tour Down Under into stage two Wednesday, but a trailing Lance Armstrong warned the race was far from over. The HTC-Columbia rider produced a trademark sprint finish to beat the pack narrowly for the second day running, maintaining his 100 percent record and boosting … [Read more...]

Greipel, Armstrong Survive Pile-Up Down Under

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Written by: Talek Harris ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2010 (AFP) - Andre Greipel survived a mass pile-up which floored dozens of riders to win the Tour Down Under's first stage on Tuesday, as cycling legend Lance Armstrong also escaped unscathed. The 2008 champion from Germany, whose title defense ended in a horror crash with a police motorbike last year, praised slick work from … [Read more...]

Greipel Focuses On Good Times Down Under

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HTC-Columbia's Andre Greipel, the overall winner of the 2008 Tour Down Under, will be aiming for a repeat performance in 2010. After winning the Tour Down Under outright one year, then crashing badly in the same event in 2009, the Columbia-HTC sprinter recalled, "Last year I had some bad luck, although I did win the first stage. However, I don't expect to have that bad luck again. When I race, … [Read more...]

Name Change At Team Columbia-HTC

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In another apparent team name change, the team known as Columbia-HTC during the 2009 season, will now be called Team HTC-Columbia during the 2010 season. It was announced on Friday by High Road Sports, Bob Stapleton, the teams owner. The clothing company Columbia Sportswear is now taking a secondary position behind HTC, which is a cell phone manufacturer. The team will continue with … [Read more...]