Astana Pro Team To Keep Licence Despite Doping Scandals

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Paris, April 24, 2015 - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali is free to defend his title in July after his Astana team was allowed to keep its racing licence despite a series of doping shocks, the UCI governing body announced Thursday. At the end of February, the UCI had demanded the team be stripped of its World Tour Licence which would have barred them from the main … [Read more...]

Team Tinkoff-Saxo Announce The Departure Of Bjarne Riis

Paris, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - The Tinkoff-Saxo team of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Sunday fired team manager Bjarne Riis. Dane Riis had already been suspended from his duties a week earlier. "An agreement has been reached to terminate the contract," said the Russian team in a statement. "The terms of this agreement will remain confidential and the two … [Read more...]

Porte Takes Stage 4, Kwiatkowski Regains Paris-Nice Lead

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Croix-de-Chaubouret, France, March 12, 2015 (AFP) - Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia won the 204km fourth stage of the Paris-Nice "Race to the Sun" on Thursday, edging out Welsh team-mate Geraint Thomas on the run-in at Croix-de-Chaubouret. World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland regained the overall leader's yellow jersey he relinquished only 24 hours earlier to Australian's … [Read more...]

Australia Looking To Maintain Team Pursuit Dominance At Worlds

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Feb 17, 2015 (AFP) - Australia will be going for a fifth men's team pursuit gold in six years when the Track Cycling World Championships begin near Paris on Wednesday. To help boost their efforts, Jack Bobridge is taking a break from road cycling to try to claim gold on the track. It will be the 25-year-old's first … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Rohan Dennis Breaks World Hour Record

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Grenchen, Switzerland - Rohan Dennis of the BMC Racing Team established a new UCI world hour record Sunday, powering his BMC trackmachine TR01 a distance of 52.491 kilometers to better the previous mark by 639 meters. He became the first rider to surpass the 52 km threshold since the UCI unified two classifications into a single category last year and in line with regulations for current track … [Read more...]

Team Start List For The 2015 Tour de France

Paris, Jan 14, 2015 (AFP) - The 22 teams, named on Wednesday, to take part in next year's Tour de France which starts in Utrecht on July 4 (top cyclists in brackets): France (5) AG2R La Mondiale: Péraud (FRA), Bardet (FRA) Bretagne-Séché: B. Feillu (FRA), Sepulveda (ARG) Cofidis: Bouhanni (FRA), Navarro (ESP) Europcar: Voeckler (FRA), Rolland (FRA) FDJ.fr: Pinot … [Read more...]

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Hits The Big Apple To Launch 2015 Team

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Wilton, CT. – January 8, 2015 – Last night, Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling launched the 2015 team at the world-famous IAC building in New York City. Attendees included media, VIPs, bicycle dealers and celebrities. For the first time ever, the event was live-streamed, allowing fans from around the world to join in on the action. Riders Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Launch New Professional Cycling Team

London, Jan 8, 2015 (AFP) - British cycling great Bradley Wiggins is to set up a new professional cycling team in his name this year as he gears up for the team pursuit at the 2016 Olympic Games. Wiggins is keen to give something back to the sport and wants to use his success to encourage a healthy cycling culture within the country. "Cycling has given me everything," he said in a … [Read more...]

2015 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team Launch Streamed Live

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2015 CANNONDALE-GARMIN PRO CYCLING TEAM LAUNCH TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON CANNONDALE.COM The 2015 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team launch will be available via Cannondale.com. Media, athletes, bike dealers and celebrities from around the world will descend upon the world-renowned IAC building in NYC on January 7th for the launch, and now fans can join in on the excitement online. The … [Read more...]

Darwin Atapuma Of Team BMC Attacked On Training Ride

Darwin Atapuma of the BMC Racing Team is recovering in his hometown of Túquerres, Colombia, after being attacked by a pair of bandits during a training ride earlier this week. Racing Program Not Affected Atapuma was stopped by two men Tuesday who demanded he surrender his BMC teammachine SLR01. He struggled with the two – one of whom had a knife – and was cut on his left hand and wrist. … [Read more...]