Another Kazakh Rider Victor Okishev Tests Positive For Steroids

PARIS, Nov 19, 2014 (AFP) - Kazakh cycling team Astana's participation in next year's WorldTour was further compromised on Wednesday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced a fourth rider in two months had tested positive for a banned substance. Victor Okishev, who rides for Astana's reserve team, failed a test for steroids during the Asian championships last May and has … [Read more...]

2014 USA Pro Challenge Team Rosters Impressive

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Denver (August 7, 2014) – With an impressive lineup of the top professional cyclists in the world, the provisionary team rosters* for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge have been confirmed and are headlined by Pro Challenge defending champion and fifth-place finisher in last month’s Tour de France Tejay van Garderen, as well as 2014 Tour de France KOM Jersey winner Rafa? Majka and teammate and Tour de … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Foresees Team Sky Women’s Team In Future

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LONDON, March 06, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins believes that Team Sky will look to launch a women's team in the near future. Wiggins currently funds the Wiggle Honda team, home to Britain's current or former world champions Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker. Lotto-Belisol and Orica-GreenEDGE have already set up stand-alone … [Read more...]

Aussies, Kiwis Take World Team Track Titles

CALI, Colombia, Feb 27, 2014 (AFP) - Australia defended the men's team pursuit title, while New Zealand dethroned defending champion Germany to win the men's team sprint crown at the World Track Cycling Championships on Wednesday. The Aussies kept their crown by rallying in the last half to the race to defeat Denmark in the final. Glenn O'Shea, Alexander Edmonson, Mitchell Mulhern … [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...]

BMC Racing Team Statement: Alessandro Ballan

Ballan The BMC Racing Team is aware of, and will continue to monitor, CONI's legal proceedings involving Alessandro Ballan. Prior to a decision by the relevant authorities, the team will rely upon internal policies to determine the status of Ballan. At this time, no decision to remove him from active status has been made. As has been previously stated, the charges stem from a time period prior … [Read more...]

Tour de France Team Selections For 2013

PARIS, April 27, 2013 - French cycling teams Cofidis, Europcar and Sojasun were on Saturday handed the three wild card invitations for this year's 100th Tour de France, which gets underway on June 29 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica. The 22 participating teams are: France (5): AG2R La Mondiale, Cofidis, Europcar, FDJ-BigMat, Sojasun Netherlands (3): Argos, Blanco, … [Read more...]

Simple Is As Simple Does

Written By: Josh Horowitz -Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling At the Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling team’s winter training camp, we hosted Wonderful Pistachios employees for a weekend of skills clinics and training. It was an exciting weekend with some great riding and bonding and everyone left in high spirits, motivated to ride more and become better all around cyclists. The problem with … [Read more...]

Four Invites Takes Tour Team Entries To 22

Dutch outfit Argos and French trio Cofidis, Europcar and Saur-Sojasun were invited onto the 2012 Tour de France on Friday, taking the number of entries to twenty-two. The race gets underway on June 30 in the Belgian city of Liege. Tour de France teams France (5): AG2R La Mondiale, Cofidis, Europcar, FDJ-BigMat, Saur-Sojasun Netherlands (3): Argos, Rabobank, … [Read more...]

GreenEDGE Goes 1-2 on Pais Vasco Second Stage

Daryl Impey Wins With Late Race Flier; Allan Davis Takes Bunch Sprint for Second GreenEDGE is back to its winning ways in Spain with Daryl Impey and Allan Davis going 1-2 on the second stage of Vuelta al Pais Vasco. The South African opened up a gap as the peloton negotiated a roundabout 1.2 kilometers from the finish. He managed to hold off the charging field to take his first WorldTour … [Read more...]