Statement Regarding Simon Yates’ Adverse Analytical Finding

On April 22, the team was notified that Simon Yates has an adverse analytical finding from a test conducted at Paris-Nice, stage 6 on March 12, 2016. The positive result is for the substance Terbutaline. The substance was given to Simon Yates in the form an asthma inhaler and accordingly, this was noted by the team doctor on the Doping Control Form, signed at the time of the test. The … [Read more...]

Matthews Holds Lead, As Lutsenko Closes The Gap At Paris-Nice

Salon-de-Provence, France, March 11, 2016 (AFP) - Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko came home alone to win the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Friday and close the gap on overall race leader Michael Matthews of Australia. Astana's Lutsenko broke away from the peloton 28km from the line to cross 21 seconds ahead of the pursuing pack led by Norway's Alexander Kristoff and Matthews. … [Read more...]

Matthew Keeps Lead, As Bouhanni Wins Paris-Nice Stage 4

Romans-sur-Isère, France, March 10, 2016 (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice on Thursday, as Australia's Michael Matthews held the overall race lead. Bouhanni, who was demoted from first to third on Tuesday, made no mistake to cross ahead of Belgian Edward Theuns, Germany's Andre Greipel and Alexander Kristoff of Norway. It was the … [Read more...]

Matthews Wins Paris-Nice Stage2, As Bouhanni Is Disqualified

Commentry, France, March 8, 2016 (AFP) - Race leader Michael Matthews took his second stage victory at this year's Paris-Nice after Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni was disqualified from Tuesday's sprint finish. Australian Matthews was blocked in by Bouhanni, who swerved wildly towards the Orica GreenEdge rider just 20 yards from the line. The 25-year-old Matthews, the race leader who also won … [Read more...]

Matthews Keeps His Grip On Paris-Nice Lead, Demare Gets Stage

Vendôme, France, March 7, 2016 (AFP) - France's Arnaud Demare won a sprint finish as snow fell on the first stage of the Paris-Nice race on Monday with Australia's Michael Matthews holding the overall race lead. FDJ rider Demare, junior world champion in 2011 and French champion in 2014, crossed ahead of Britain's Ben Swift and France's Nacer Bouhanni after the 198km stage of 'The Race to … [Read more...]

Aussie Michael Matthews Wins Paris-Nice Prologue

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, March 6, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Michael Matthews took the overall leader's yellow jersey at the Paris-Nice stage race after winning the opening prologue on Sunday. Orica GreenEdge rider Matthews, 25, blitzed the 6.1km course at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, to the west of Paris, in 7min 39sec to beat Dutch timetrial specialist Tom Dumoulin by a single … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans Captures Record Fourth Tour Down Under

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 24, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans claimed a record fourth Tour Down Under when he finished safely in the peloton after the 90-kilometre final stage on Sunday. Gerrans finished the UCI season-opening race nine seconds ahead of fellow countryman Richie Porte of BMC Racing. Colombia's Sergio Henao from Team Sky was third overall, 11 seconds behind … [Read more...]

Gerrans On His Way To Fourth Tour Down Under Title

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans won a feisty sprint finish to claim Friday's 138-kilometer fourth stage of the Tour Down Under, setting himself up for his fourth overall victory in the event. Gerrans, who also won Thursday's third stage in a sprint, has the advantage going into the fifth stage, a 151.5-kilometer stretch from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill on … [Read more...]

Katrin Garfoot Wins Santos Women’s Tour Down Under

Australian time trial champion Katrin Garfoot has taken out her first Tour victory by sprinting to third place on the final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in Adelaide this evening. Garfoot entered the Victoria Park criterium in the lead but on equal time with three other riders – Lauren Kitchen (Hytec Products), Shelley Olds (Cylance Professional Cycling) and Danielle King (Wiggle … [Read more...]

Caleb Ewan Takes Stage 1 At Tour Down Under

People’s Choice Classic winner Caleb Ewan has taken out the first stage of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under in Lyndoch today. Ewan outsprinted Mark Renshaw (Team Dimension Data) and Wouter Wippert (Cannondale Pro Cycling) for his seventh victory this year and second ever WorldTour win following his stage success on Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana last year. The win also puts … [Read more...]