Rolf Aldag Joins Omega Pharma – Quick Step As Sport & Development Manager

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25-Oct-2012: After his experience in 2012 as the team's development manager, in 2013 Rolf Aldag will assume the title of Sport & Development Manager for the team. Aldag will work closely with the team's technical partners on research and development. He will also collaborate with the team's technical staff to synchronize specific programs for each rider with the team's racing schedule. "I'm … [Read more...]

High Road Sports Adds To Their International Management Team

San Luis Obispo, CA -Jens Zemke [GER] will join Jens Zemke of international sports directors in 2011, bringing his experience as a pro rider and a sports director for both the men's and women's side of the sport. Zemke, 44, rode professionally from 1995 to 2001, and brings nine years of directing expertise to the team. "After seven years with the Equipe Nürnberger women and two years with … [Read more...]

Bert Grabsch Signs With HTC-Columbia

HIGH ROAD SPORTS SIGNS FORMER WORLD TT CHAMPION BERT GRABSCH FOR 2011 AND 2012 San Luis Obispo, CA - 6th August 2010 - Team HTC-Columbia can rely on the consistent performance of former World TT Champion Bert Grabsch for another two years in its men's program. Grabsch comes off another successful Tour de France performance where he was seen riding hundreds of kilometers on the front of the … [Read more...]

Cavendish To Start Season At Ruta del Sol

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PARIS, Jan 22, 2010 (AFP) - British sprint specialist Mark Cavendish will launch his 2010 campaign at the Spanish stage race la Ruta del Sol, which starts on February 17, his Columbia team announced on Friday. The Manx rider had initially been scheduled to begin his season at the Tour of Qatar but was forced to scale back on his training due to a dental problem. "We want to take … [Read more...]

Martin Wants To Keep The White Jersey From Pyrenees to Paris

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by Ryland James BARCELONA, Spain, July 9, 2009 (AFP) - Germany's Tony Martin is hoping to emulate compatriot Jan Ullrich by wearing the Tour de France's white jersey all the way to Paris as he prepares to defend it through the Pyrenees this weekend. The 24-year-old Columbia rider has held the prize for the best placed rider, 25 and under, since the end of Monday's third stage and … [Read more...]

Cavendish Pulled From Giro Yesterday To Focus On Tour de France

Cavendish Wins Giro Stage 13 - Proving He is The Sprinter To Beat

Team Columbia High Road's Mark Cavendish, who has already won three of the 13 stages of the ongoing Giro d'Italia, was pulled out of the race to focus on the upcoming Tour de France. Cavendish, who rides for the Columbia team, claimed his third stage win on Friday and despite stressing afterward that he did not want to withdraw from the race, had that decision made for him by team … [Read more...]

Kim Kirchen Has Thrown His Hat Into The Yellow Jersey Hunt

by Justin Davis CHOLET, France, July 9, 2008 (AFP) - Cadel Evans and Alejandro Valverde would normally be happy to wait for the Pyrenees stages this weekend before launching part two of their expected fight for the Tour de France yellow jersey. However, the outcome of Tuesday's first real big test, a 29.5km time trial here which produced a surprise winner and shook up some of … [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...]

Kim Kirchen Has His Eyes On Yellow As High Road Names Their Tour de France Team

BONN, June 25, 2008 (AFP) - The High Road Sports on Wednesday named their team for the July 5-27 Tour de France with Luxembourger Kim Kirchen the rider who will be pushed for the winner's yellow jersey. The nine-man roster, which includes sprinters Mark Cavendish of Britain and German Gerald Ciolek, contains riders from eight different countries, and five aged 25 and under. "We plan to … [Read more...]

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

Enjoy the Bicycle.Net podcast Stage 6 edition with our host, David Bernstein of The FredCast Cycling Podcast. Preview of Today’s Stage 6 Interviews with: Bjarne Riis, Team CSC Danny Pate, Team Slipstream Rolf Aldag, Team High Road Sean Tucker, Toyota-United Summary of the Day’s Racing Action Press Conference Highlights with: Jim Birrell Luciano Andre Pagliarini … [Read more...]