Tour of California Stage 1 Comes Down To Centimeters

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11-May-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team tried their luck in the crosswinds, but the 193.3km 1st Stage of AMGEN Tour of California Stage 1 was destined for a group arrival as the wind changed on Sunday with too many kilometers remaining. OPQS switched back to preparation for the bunch sprint, and Mark Cavendish was able to beat John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) by mere centimeters for the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Has Sights Set High At Tour of California

A Sufferring Bradley Wiggins

by Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES, May 09, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he's looking forward to tackling the Tour of California that starts on Sunday, claiming it's an opportunity to fly the Sky flag Stateside. "It's an important event for the team and we want to put in a good performance in front of the American fans and our co-owners 21st Century … [Read more...]

2014 Tour of California Setting Up to Be Most Competitive

The Glory of the Tour of California

International Cycling Superstars Lead the Field of 128, Including World and National Champions, Olympians and Grand Tour Podium Finishers LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2014) – California is preparing to welcome the most accomplished field of cycling superstars ever to compete on U.S. soil for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California set to take place May 11-18. The Amgen Tour of California is the largest … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Skips Giro, Focus On Tour de France

PARIS, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish revealed on Friday that he would bypass this year's Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour de France which begins on July 5. The 28-year-old Isle of Man native will instead use the Tours of Turkey (April 27-May 4), California (May 11-18) and Switzerland (June 14-22) as his tune-up races for the Tour de France which starts … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish’s Race Calendar Is Determined

18-Apr-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the program of Mark Cavendish for the coming weeks. As previously communicated, the British Champion will ride the Tour of Turkey at the end of April. He will then ride the AMGEN Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse prior to the Tour de France. "As everybody knows, my big goal this year is the Tour de France," Cavendish … [Read more...]

A Sick Mark Cavendish Out Of GP de l’Escaut

BRUSSELS, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish has pulled out of Wednesday's Grand Prix de l'Escaut because of flu, his Omega Pharma team confirmed. "This flu has really weakened him and for a rider like him it makes no sense to start at only 50 percent of his form. So we decided to let him rest," said team manager Patrick Lefevere. "We're also going to rethink our … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Will Not Start At Driedaagse De Panne

Mark Cavendish will not be at the start of the Driedaagse De Panne, as he has not yet recovered from the gastroenteritis that hit him last week after Milano–Sanremo. He suffered a difficult night, and the team’s medical staff decided not to start the British champion this morning. “I’m really disappointed,” said Cavendish. “Sunday I felt better, and I was able to train well, but … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Riding Good Form Has Big Plans For Milan-SanRemo

Peter Sagan Wins Stage 7

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 21, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan lines up at the opening one-day classic of the season with revenge on his mind but knowing a determined bunch of sprinters could again bar his route to victory in Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Cannondale rider Sagan edged closer to his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monuments' by finishing runner-up to German … [Read more...]

Cavendish Cruises To Tirreno-Adriatico Win, Contador Retains Lead

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MILAN, March 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish cruised to victory in the sixth and penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead. Following a crash in the final bend caused by a Lampre rider and which took down another from the Lotto team, Cavendish went on to surge from behind the wheels of three … [Read more...]

Matteo Pelucchi Wins Stage 2, Cavendish Still In Tirreno-Adriatico Lead

ROME, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Pelucchi pipped French spinter Arnaud Demare to win the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, with Mark Cavendish retaining the overall lead of the Italian stage race Thursday. While Cavendish missed the final sprint, Pelucchi caused a minor upset by beating a host of bigger-name rivals, including Demare and German Andre Greipel, to take his … [Read more...]