Matti Breschel Wins The Tour de Luxembourg

With two stage wins and a second place adding Matti Breschel’s overall lead before the final stage of Tour de Luxembourg today, you can say that Tinkoff-Saxo have been dominating the race completely already. Today’s 168 kilometer long fourth and final stage was an undulating one and a break of nine riders were up the road. But the field was complete entering the circuit in Luxembourg where … [Read more...]

Matti Breschel Wins Second Stage of Tour of Denmark

The 180 kilometer long second stage of Tour of Denmark was launched in Ribe and offered the peloton a flat and rainy course across Jutland to Sønderborg where the stage was expected to be concluded in a bunch sprint. But just like yesterday's stage, a breakaway wanted to interfere with the sprinters' plan. And Matthias Brandle fra (IAM), Martijn Verschoor (Novo Nordisk), Rasmus Quaade (Team … [Read more...]

Team Rabobank Signs Seven Riders Including Luis Leon Sanchez

MILAN (Italy) - Eight new riders, including Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez will join the Rabobank team in 2011, it was reported Friday from the Dutch team that has said it had completed its recruitment for the 2011 season. Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne), who won the Clasica San Sebastian this year. The Dane Matti Breschel (Saxo Bank), second in the recent World Championships, has also … [Read more...]

Ravard Takes The Paris-Bourges Win

BOURGES, France, Oct 8, 2009 (AFP) - France's Anthony Ravard claimed victory in the Paris-Bourges semi-classic Thursday, finishing ahead of compatriot Romain Feillu and Denmark's Matti Breschel. Ravard, a 27-year-old who rides for the AG2R-La Mondiale team, dominated the bunch sprint for the line after 193.3 km of racing in near perfect conditions. Both Breschel and Feillu returned … [Read more...]

Hushovd Living The Rainbow Dream

Norway's Thor Hushovd had to search hard for words to describe his feelings at joining the pantheon of cycling greats to have won the rainbow jersey at the world road race championships. Hushovd, a one-day classics specialist who has stage wins from all of the Grand Tours and two Tour de France green jerseys, came into Sunday's blue riband event of the competition with only two teammates for … [Read more...]

Matti Breschel Leads In Denmark After Team Saxo Bank Massacre

[06.08 18:40] On a sunny Friday, Team Saxo Bank forced the peloton to its knees during the 185 kilometer long third stage of Tour of Denmark from Hadsten to Vejle. The pure massacre ended in a double up triumph for Team Saxo Bank with Matti Breschel and Jakob Fuglsang as kings of the pack. From the gun, four riders managed to slip away but as Team Saxo Bank led by Alex Rasmussen, Michael … [Read more...]

Crash Mars Petacchi Stage Win In Switzerland

WETTINGEN, Switzerland, June 15, 2010 - Italian rider Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) came through to win the 192km fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland here on Tuesday, although a mass crash marred the final sprint. German Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia), held up by the crash 50 meters from the finish line, kept hold of the leader's yellow jersey. The pile-up occurred when Martin's … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Wins An Unforgettable Paris-Roubaix

Team Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara crushed everyone in today's Paris-Roubaix and secured Team Saxo Bank The Double. The queen of the classics was however invaded by 19 riders after 60 kilometers of foreplay and Team Saxo Bank was represented in the break by Dane, Kasper Klostergaard who also showed the Team Saxo Bank colors in last year's edition of Paris-Roubaix. The already violently … [Read more...]

Cancellara Warns ‘Tornado’ Tom Ahead Of Roubaix Duel

by Justin Davis PARIS, April 10, 2010 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara has issued a warning to Paris-Roubaix rival 'Tornado' Tom Boonen as the Belgian embarks on a quest to equal the all-time record in the world's toughest one-day classic. A three-time winner including the past two years, Boonen is being tipped to equal the achievement of countryman Roger de Vlaeminck who claimed four … [Read more...]

Matti Breschel Won Dwars door Vlanderen In Great Style

Team Saxo Bank totally dominated Dwars door Vlaanderen and Matti Breschel took the win in convincing style. Today, Team Saxo Bank took on the series of Belgian Spring races by participating in the 204 kilometer long race, Dwars door Vlaanderen with Fabian Cancellara, Frank Høj, Kasper Klostergaard, Anders Lund, Matti Breschel and Gustav Larsson and Baden Cooke who won the race in 2002. The … [Read more...]