Viviani Wins Giro d’Italia 2nd Stage, Matthews Wearing Pink

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Genoa, Italy, May 10, 2015 (AFP) - Italy's Elia Viviani won a sprint finish for the second stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to put his Sky team back in the running after a disappointing opening day. Viviani crossed ahead of Dutch cyclist Moreno Hofland and Germany's Andre Greipel after 4hr 13min 18sec in the saddle over 177km from Albenga to Genoa. Michael Matthews took the … [Read more...]

Team Sky Nordhaug Wins Opening Tour de Yorkshire Stage

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Scarborough, United Kingdom, May 1, 2015 (AFP) - Neither Bradley Wiggins nor any other Brit managed to light up the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Friday but British team Sky did triumph through Lars-Petter Nordhaug. The Norwegian outsprinted a pair of Frenchmen to the line at the end of the 174km run from Bridlington to Scarborough as Thomas … [Read more...]

Chris Froome’s Team Sky Edges Win At Romandie Time Trial

Lausanne, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome's hopes of a third straight win on the Tour de Romandie is off to a good start as his Team Sky won Tuesday's opening-stage team time trial by less than a second. The British squad, last to set out, stopped the clock on the 19.2 km stage from Vallee de Joux to Jurapac in 21 min 19 sec, narrowly ahead of Australian team Orica-GreenEdge and five … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Satisfied Despite Finishing 18th At Paris-Roubaix

Roubaix, France, April 12, 2015 - Bradley Wiggins finished 18th in his final road race for Team Sky on Sunday before embarking on a quest for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Wiggins had long let it be known that his last goal in a Team Sky jersey would be to win Paris-Roubaix but try as he might, he was unable even to better last year's ninth place finish, as he came home in a group of … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Tackle Three Days of De Panne

London, March 31, 2015 - Britain's world and Olympic timetrial champion Bradley Wiggins will ride for Team Sky at the Three Days of De Panne race this week. Wiggins is building up for a tilt at the prestigious Paris-Roubaix Spring Classic in just under two weeks time. He rode Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday but in dreadful conditions with driving rain and gusts of up to 90kph (56mph) he … [Read more...]

Australian Richie Porte Goes Back To Back At Paris-Nice

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Nice, France, March 15, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Richie Porte clawed back an overnight 36-second deficit to claim his second Paris-Nice title on Sunday. France's Tony Gallopin had seized command of the leader's yellow jersey with a solo success on Saturday and was bidding to become the first home winner in 18 years. But Team Sky rider Porte showed all his strength to win Sunday's … [Read more...]

Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins To Race At Paris-Nice

Paris, March 3, 2015 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins, the first Briton to win the Tour de France, was named Tuesday in Sky's team for the six stage Paris-Nice event which begins Sunday. Sky leader Chris Froome meanwhile will take part in the Tirreno-Adriatico, which begins in Italy on Wednesday and which also features Vuelta champion Alberto Contador, Tour de France champion Vicenzo Nibali and … [Read more...]

Sky’s Geraint Thomas Takes Algarve Stage And Overall Lead

Lisbon, Feb 19, 2015 - Britain's Geraint Thomas broke away to victory in stage two of the Tour of the Algarve on Thursday and took the overall race leader's yellow jersey. Sky rider Thomas won the 197km run from Lagoa to Monchique by a clear 19 seconds from Estonia's Rein Taarmae, with Valerion Agnoli of Italy third. The victory also gave the Welshman a 30-second lead in the … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins Signs New Deal With Team Sky

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension that will see him ride with Team Sky up to and including Paris-Roubaix 2015. Wiggins joined Team Sky for its inaugural season in 2010 and created history with the team in 2012 when he became the first British rider to win the Tour de France. During his time with Team Sky he has claimed 23 victories and has amassed one of the most … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]