Superstitious Vincenzo Nibali Does Change His Jersey

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN BERGERAC, France, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali admitted he was superstitious but said not to the point of wearing the same jersey throughout a three-week Tour. The Italian has been favouring certain lucky jerseys during his domination of the Tour de France -- in which he has been in yellow for all but two days -- but he said social customs … [Read more...]

Get 2014 Tour de France Jersey Favorites Here

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - Ahead of the Tour de France start in Leeds on Saturday, AFP lists the favourites for each of the jerseys on offer. Yellow Jersey -- overall champion Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky Alberto Contador (ESP) Tinkoff-Saxo Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana Green Jersey -- top sprinter Peter Sagan (SVK) Cannondale Mark Cavendish … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana Climbs Into The Pink Jersey

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MILAN, May 27, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian climber Nairo Quintana completed an epic day of racing on the Giro d'Italia by claiming victory on a controversy-hit 16th stage and the race leader's jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. Quintana's hopes of competing for the overall title this year suffered a blow when he tumbled down the standings to 3min 29sec behind Uran after the first two … [Read more...]

UCI Presidency Duel To Cast Shadow Over The Rainbow Jersey

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 23, 2013 (AFP) - The battle for cycling's prestigious rainbow jersey could be overshadowed at the world road championships this week by a duel between the men bidding to lead the sport into a new, doping-free era. A little over a year after the Lance Armstrong affair left cycling in tatters, incumbent International Cycling Union … [Read more...]

Chris Horner Seeing Red For The Second Time

A slight time gap at the finish on stage 4 saw Chris Horner’s red jersey slip away, but not for long. The HC climb of Alto Hazallanas became the proving ground for the 41-year old American who took advantage of his strong legs and the super steep pitch to launch an attack at 4.6km to go. His effort resulted in a solo win and the regaining of the race lead in the 2013 Vuelta a España. Chris … [Read more...]

Cycling “logic”… The Ultimate List by System Six

When we say "clipless" shoes, we of course mean ones that have clips The derailleur keeps the chain from derailing Not only can you get dropped from a no-drop ride, but when you do the pack will wait up ahead so you can get dropped over and over again Hills are like the weather, everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it The laziest person in the pack is often the best … [Read more...]

Tour of California Presents Official Jersey Sponsor For 2013

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LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2012) – AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race, has unveiled the official race jersey and uniform partner for 2013, Champion System. Champion System is a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, with distinctive and stylish garments worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels. The … [Read more...]

The Unstoppable Greipel Regains Tour Down Under Lead

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by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2012 (AFP) - Andre Greipel of Germany regained the lead of the Tour Down Under with yet another powerful sprint display which gave him his 10th stage win of the race Thursday. Lotto rider Greipel, a former two-time winner of the season's first WorldTour event, gave up the ochre jersey to Swiss time trial champion Martin Kohler, of … [Read more...]

Tour de France Green Jersey Mark Cavendish Switches To Sky

LONDON, Jan 4, 2012 (AFP) - Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish will ride for Team Sky in 2012, the British squad announced Wednesday. The Isle of Man rider, who won five stages on last year's Tour, has been recruited from HTC-Highroad along with Bernhard Eisel, Danny Pate and Kanstantsin Siutsou, four of eight new additions in the 28-man roster. Cavendish will be … [Read more...]

Goss Concedes Defeat, But Looks To Future Rainbows

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Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 26, 2011 (AFP) - Matt Goss admitted he was beaten fair and square after being left to pick up the silver medal by triumphant HTC-Highroad teammate Mark Cavendish at the world road race championships Sunday. The Australian warned, however, that he will aim to make amends in at least another 10 years of trying to win cycling's coveted … [Read more...]