Tinkoff-Saxo Confirms Ivan Basso Joins Team

Tinkoff-Saxo is proud to officially announce that Ivan Basso will join the team in 2015. The Italian star and Tinkoff-Saxo have signed a two-year contract sharing the ambition of further bolstering the team for the next seasons. Ivan Basso will add both strength and experience to the team as one of the greatest Grand Tour riders of a generation. “With Alberto, Peter, Rafal and now Ivan we … [Read more...]

Team Cannondale Pro Cycling Comes to Southern California

by Bryan Boyhan with photos by Einhard Buccheim This week Cannondale Pro Cycling came to sunny southern California following a training camp in Tuscany to present the 2014 lineup and rest a bit before heading out to the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis. We were invited to sit down with some of the riders, check out the camp, and even go for a ride with the pros. Before divulging all … [Read more...]

Cannondale Pro Cycling Announces Its Programs For 2014.

Sagan will challenge the pavè of Roubaix and fight for green at Tour de France Basso and Viviani leaders at the Giro d'Italia Classics and a grand tour for Moser Cannondale Pro Cycling has just finished its second team training camp in Tuscany. The 27 members of the team including Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso, Elia Viviani, Moreno Moser, and Damiano Caruso used this camp to prepare for the … [Read more...]

Nibali, Rodriguez, Valverde Set For epic Giro d’Italia Battle

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MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali will kick off the defence of his Giro d'Italia title in 2014 with three days of racing in Northern Ireland before a "key" final week of epic racing in the high mountains. Nibali, of the Astana team, claimed his maiden pink jersey after a dramatic 2013 edition that was blighted by torrential rain, cancelled stages and a snow-hit … [Read more...]

Ivan Basso Withdraws From Tour of Spain

ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra, Sept 07, 2013 (AFP) - Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso was forced to withdraw from the Tour of Spain on Saturday suffering from hypothermia. "Ivan Basso had to withdraw from the Vuelta after descent from Envalira. He was frozen at the limit of hypothermia," his Cannondale team confirmed on their Twitter profile, as heavy rain and freezing temperatures … [Read more...]

Daniele Ratto Takes Stage 14, Basso and Sanchez Abandon Race

Italian rider Daniele Ratto broke away to seal the 14th stage of the Tour of Spain in awful weather conditions on Saturday as his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali extended his lead in the overall classification. Cannondale's Ratto led from start to finish on the 155.7km ride from Baga to Andorra as he was part of an early five-man breakaway group and then took to the front on his own with … [Read more...]

Cyst Forces Ivan Basso To Withdraw From Giro d’Italia

MILAN, May 02, 2013 (AFP) - Former two-time winner Ivan Basso has been forced to pull out of the Giro d'Italia two days before the start due to a cyst, the Italian's Cannondale team announced on Thursday. Basso's place in the team will be taken by Damiano Caruso. The 35-year-old Italian, winner of the race's pink jersey in 2006 and 2010, finished the race in fifth place last year … [Read more...]

Ivan Basso To Lead Team Cannondale At Giro d’Italia

PARIS, April 29, 2013 - Twice former winner Ivan Basso will lead Cannondale at the Giro d'Italia, which begins in Naples on Saturday. The Italian team will be putting their efforts behind Slovak Peter Sagan at July's Tour de France, leaving the 35-year-old Basso to have a crack at a home treble. Winner at the Giro in 2006 and 2010, Basso has had few impressive results this season, … [Read more...]

Contador To Be A Witness As ‘Operation Puerto’ Case Re-Opens

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by Christophe Lehousse MADRID, Jan 26, 2013 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will be among those who will give testimony to a Spanish court which will open hearings on Monday into the 'Operation Puerto' doping scandal, seven years after it erupted in 2006. The trial in Madrid, will do little to boost the credentials of a sport still reeling from Lance … [Read more...]

Ivan Basso to lead Team Liquigas – Cannondale at The Tour of Britain

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Two-time Giro d’Italia winner to start ‘hardest yet’ Tour of Britain this September Team Liquigas – Cannondale will take part in their first Tour of Britain this September, led by Italian rider Ivan Basso, who will also be making his debut in the race, tipped to be the ‘hardest yet’ edition of Britain’s greatest race. The 34-year old, who has twice won Italy’s biggest … [Read more...]