Peter Sagan Unbowed By Tour of Flanders Failure

COMPIEGNE, France, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - Much hyped Slovakian rider Peter Sagan insisted his confidence for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race had not been knocked despite a poor 16th place finish at last week's Tour of Flanders. The 24-year-old Cannondale rider went into last week's cobbled classic as many people's second favourite behind eventual winner Fabian Cancellara, but failed to match … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Vows To Learn From Flanders Disappointment

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OUDENAARDE, Belgium, April 06, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan said he would overcome the disappointment of a 16th place finish at the Tour of Flanders and come back better ahead of Paris-Roubaix. The Slovak twice winner of the Tour de France green jersey was one of the top three favourites coming into the De Ronde Sunday. But after he failed to match eventual winner Fabian Cancellara's … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Heavy Hitters For 2014

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - With the main Spring Classics races due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, AFP takes a look at the main contenders. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Twice in the last four years the 33-year-old Swiss time-trial and classics expert has done the Tour of Flanders-Paris-Roubaix double and he will rightly be considered the … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan’s Teamwork Almost Backfires Big

ZOTTEGEM, Belgium, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan took the overall lead on the first day of the Three Days of La Panne cycling race on Tuesday after he won the first stage, a 201-kilometre ride from La Panne to Zottegem. However, the 24-year-old Slovakian, nicknamed the 'Terminator', failed in his bid to hand stage victory to Cannondale team-mate Oscar Gatto. Sagan slowed down … [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...]

Peter Sagan All Power To Claim Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3

ROME, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan produced a late burst of power to claim victory in the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead from Mark Cavenish on Friday. Sagan, of the Cannondale team, finished several bike lengths ahe ad of Kwiatkowski and Australian Simon Clarke on a slightly uphill finish in Arezzo after 210 km of racing … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Sweeps Through To Take Tour of Oman Lead

JABAL AL AKHDAR, Oman, Feb 22, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Tour de France champion Christopher Froome moved a step closer to retaining his Tour of Oman crown on Saturday when he took the overall lead after winning the fifth stage. The 28-year-old Kenyan-born rider took over from Friday's fourth-stage winner, Slovakia's Peter Sagan, at the head of the overall standings. Froome came home … [Read more...]

Tour of Oman Stage 3 Ends In A Sprinters Dual

AL BUSTAN, Oman, Feb 20, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel took over the lead in the Tour of Oman after the Lotto rider claimed Thursday's third stage, a 145 kilometer ride from Muscat to Al Bustan. Greipel got the better of Slovakia's Peter Sagan and Nacer Bouhanni of France in a sprint finish. The winner already of Tuesday's first stage Greipel prised the leader's red jersey … [Read more...]

Team Cannondale Pro Cycling Comes to Southern California

by Bryan Boyhan with photos by Einhard Buccheim This week Cannondale Pro Cycling came to sunny southern California following a training camp in Tuscany to present the 2014 lineup and rest a bit before heading out to the Tour Down Under and the Tour de San Luis. We were invited to sit down with some of the riders, check out the camp, and even go for a ride with the pros. Before divulging all … [Read more...]

Nine Pro Cycling Teams Chosen For 2014 Tour Of California

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Sagan Goes Three for Three May 11-18 2014 Event Will Feature a Field Comprised of 56 Percent UCI Pro Teams – Equating to half of the Pro Teams Competing in the Tour de France LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2014) – The ninth edition of the Amgen Tour of California will feature an elite international field of professional cycling teams made up of World Champions, Olympic Medalists, Tour de … [Read more...]