Sagan Revels In “Lucky” Photo Finish Win At Tour de France Stage 16

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bern, Switzerland, July 18, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan said he was lucky to pip Alexander Kristoff in a photo finish to the Tour de France 16th stage on Monday -- and admitted he initially thought he had come second. At first glance Norway's Kristoff seemed to have won, but a close inspection showed the world champion Sagan … [Read more...]

Comeback King Cavendish Sprints Home For Tour de France Win

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Villars-les-Dombes, France, July 16, 2016 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish's revival was complete on Saturday as the Briton won his 30th Tour de France stage in a high-speed sprint finish. The 31-year-old Briton took the 14th stage from Montelimar to Parc des Oiseaux in a dominant performance for his fourth stage victory at this Tour alone. And … [Read more...]

Kristoff Wins, Vos Wins, As The Tour of California Rolls On

Men’s and Women’s Road Race Champions Will Be Decided in the Shadow of the Capitol Building Tomorrow in Sacramento SANTA ROSA, CALIF. (May 21, 2016) – With thousands of fans lining the streets of Santa Rosa, Team KATUSHA’s star sprinter Alexander Kristoff (NOR) catapulted to a stage win, his eighth of the season, by a rim over all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win record holder … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Defends His Tour of California Title With A Stage 1 Win

Los Angeles, May 16, 2016 (AFP) - Reigning champion Peter Sagan extended his Tour of California stage victories record on Sunday as he opened the defense of his crown with a win. The Slovak Tinkoff rider sprinted to victory in the 106-mile (170.5km) first stage held in and around San Diego, finishing clear of Dutch duo Wouter Wippert and Dylan Groenewegen. Sagan, who won the Gent … [Read more...]

Sagan Says No Strategy Needed For Tour de Flanders

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bruges, Belgium, April 2, 2016 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan believes tactics will play no part in Sunday's 100th edition of the prestigious Tour of Flanders. The 26-year-old Slovak will start as one of the favourites following his win at Gent-Wevelgem last week, alongside the in-form Fabian Cancellara and champion Alexander Kristoff. But maverick … [Read more...]

Westra Snatches Three Days of De Panne Victory From Kristoff

De Panne, Belgium, March 31, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Lieuwe Westra won the Three Days of De Panne on Thursday, beating defending champion Alexander Kristoff by 13 seconds overall. Westra finished fourth in the concluding time trial, after Marcel Kittel had taken the victory in the 111km first part of stage three earlier in the day by beating Kristoff and Phil Bauhaus in a sprint. In the … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Wins In Naseem Park At Tour of Oman

It was another nice winning story for Team KATUSHA and Alexander Kristoff in the Middle East. Kristoff won stage 3 of the Tour of Oman with finish at the Naseem Park not far away from country capital Muscat. In the final sprint KATUSHA’s top sprinter overpassed Moreno Hofland from LottoNL-Jumbo and Roy Jans from Wanty – Groupe Gobert. - Of course, all in the peloton looked at us, so we … [Read more...]

Greipel Secures Tour de France Stage 15 Triple

Valence, France, July 19, 2015 (AFP) - Andre Greipel made it a hat-trick of Tour de France stage wins on Sunday as he won the 183km 15th stanza from Mende to Valence. Despite three stitches in his left knee from a crash on Saturday, the burly German fended off compatriot John Degenkolb, Norway's Alexander Kristoff and Peter Sagan in the sprint finish. Briton Chris Froome finished … [Read more...]

Froome Takes Tour de France Yellow Jersey In Crash Marred Stage 3

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Huy, Belgium, July 6, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome made a statement of intent on Monday by taking over the race leader's yellow jersey at the end of a crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France. The 30-year-old Briton finished second on the 159.5km run from Antwerp to the infamous Mur (wall) de Huy in Belgium behind Spaniard Joaquim … [Read more...]

Wiggins Ready For Last Road Hurrah At Paris-Roubaix

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Compiègne, France, April 11, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is ready to give his all in the Paris-Roubaix on Sunday in what will be his last road race for Team Sky. The reigning Olympic and world time-trial champion, former Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic gold medallist, has set this race as his final objective before a return to the track … [Read more...]