Mark Cavendish Post Stage Interview by Versus

This video on is supplied to us by our friends at Cavendish Makes Early Move By Paul Sherwen July 9, 2008 I can't help it, but I love a good bunch sprint. That was a great one today, even though I do feel a little sorry for the French champion Nicolas Vogondy, who was caught inside of 25 meters to go. That finish had all the elements to make a great story with … [Read more...]

Cavendish Hits The Jackpot In Tour de France

Chateauroux, France, 9 July 2008 - Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish blasted to a first stage win in the Tour de France on Wednesday’s stage from Cholet to Chateauroux. The 23-year-old Briton finished over a bike length ahead of three-times World Champion Oscar Freire of Spain, with German Erik Zabel in third. It was Cavendish eighth road-race win of 2008 and 19th road-race victory of his … [Read more...]

Gert Steegmans Misses The Stage Win And The Boonen Touch

by Justin Davis CHATEAUROUX, France, July 9, 2008 (AFP) - Quick Step sprinter Gert Steegmans admitted the absence of teammate Tom Boonen is adding to his woes on what he labeled a "strange" Tour de France. Steegmans' plan to battle to his second career win on the race were ended by a tactical error near the end of the 232km stage which was won by British sprint sensation Mark … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Wins Tour de France Stage 5, Schumacher Retains Yellow Jersey

CHATEAUROUX, France, July 9, 2008 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish labelled himself the best sprinter in the world after claiming his first Tour de France victory on the race's fifth stage over 232km here Wednesday. Germany's Stefan Schumacher of Gerolsteiner finished with the bunch to retain the yellow jersey with a 12-sec lead on Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen, with Britain's David Millar in … [Read more...]

What They Are Saying Ahead Of The Tour de France

BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - A selection of what they're saying ahead of this year's Tour de France, which begins here Saturday and ends on July 27: "If they had to take the fight against doping any further, they'd have to come and live in my house! I've been tested by the AFLD (French anti-doping agency), by the UCI (International Cycling Union), by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) … [Read more...]

Robbie McEwen Sees Alejandro Valverde Striking First Blow

by Justin Davis BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - In terms of team bonding, Aussie sprinter Robbie McEwen has done little to curry favor with team-mate Cadel Evans ahead of the Tour de France opener here Saturday. But given the bigger prize on offer at the end of the three-week race, Evans is likely to forgive McEwen for picking his yellow jersey rival Alejandro Valverde of … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Takes The High Road To Fourth Stage Win At Giro

CATANZARO, Italy, May 13, 2008 (AFP) - British cyclist Mark Cavendish, riding for the High Road team, prevailed in a sprint for the fourth stage honors of the Tour of Italy here on Tuesday. Liquigas' Italian rider Franco Pellizotti retained the leader's pink jersey after the 183 kilometre run to this seaside resort on the Giro's first day on the Italian mainland. This was Cavendish's … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Daily Podcast from the Tour of California – Stage Seven Edition

Enjoy the Bicycle.Net podcast Stage 7 edition with our host, David Bernstein of The FredCast Cycling Podcast. Preview of Today's Stage 7 Interviews with: Mark Cavendish, Team High Road Bob Stapleton, Team High Road Freddie Rodgriguez, Rock Racing Chris Horner, Astana Jose Luis 'Chechu' Rubiera, Astana Scott Nydam, BMC Michael Creed, Rock Racing Summary of the Day's … [Read more...]