Armstrong Looks Impressive As Team Sky Wins In Debut

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by Talek Harris ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 17, 2010 (AFP) - Cycling legend Lance Armstrong showed strong form in the Cancer Council Helpline Classic on Sunday before Britain's all-new Team Sky stormed to a one-two finish in their debut race. Armstrong and fellow Tour de France winner Oscar Pereiro's breakaway was reeled in with just three laps to go as Sky's Greg Henderson and Chris … [Read more...]

Team Sky Aiming For Tour de France Bullseye In Five Years

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Team Sky, the new professional team aiming to take Britain's cycling success on the track onto the road was officially launched Monday with the aim of producing a Tour de France winner within five years. The squad's bid for glory in the sport's greatest event is being spearheaded by triple Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins, one of eight Britons on a roster of 26 riders drawn from 12 … [Read more...]

Team Sky Gives Kit Preview – Kind Of

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Team Sky will not be releasing their new kit design until January 4th, 2010, but they did give a small (very small) hint of what they might look like. They sent a very tightly framed image of Bradley Wiggins wearing the jersey. here is what we can tell; what the team Sky logo looks like, that they are sponsored by Pinarello, and that it looks to be black and blue. Now we will just have to … [Read more...]

Michael Barry To Ride With Team Sky in 2010

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Michael Barry has announced that he will be riding with Team Sky for the 2010 season. He stated that he is moving from Columbia-HTC to Team Sky to work more closely with younger riders to help build the future. "I'll be one of the veteran riders, which is kind of strange," said Barry, who will be 35 next year. "The years pass quickly." "I've been a pro since 1998, so I have that experience. … [Read more...]

Marcus Ljungqvist Says GoodbyeTo Saxo Bank As A Rider And Is Heading To Team Sky As Director

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[20.10 19:28] When Marcus Ljungqvist ended his career after last weekend's Paris-Tours it was after thorough consideration and most importantly, it was his decision alone. Not even a contract from Lance Armstrong's new team or Team Saxo Bank where he had his best years can not change the tall, loyal and hardworking Swede's mind. "I am very honored to receive offers from Lance and other teams in … [Read more...]

Arvesen To Race Next Season With Team Sky

Former Tour de France stage winner Kurt-Asle Arvesen will race next season for new British cycling outfit Team Sky, his Saxo Bank team announced on Sunday. The 34-year-old Norwegian champion has raced by the Danish team of Bjarne Riis since 2004. Arvesen, who pulled out of this year's Tour de France following a bad crash, won a stage of the world's most prestigious cycling race in … [Read more...]

Dream Of Owning A Bicycle Racing Team

We all dream, every night we close our eyes and dream the dreams of cyclists. No not those involving your favourite rider, massage oil, and a beautiful woman, although if you have any good ones I’m always willing to share... Anyway, we all dream. We dream of winning races, of riding past Armstrong in the mountains and asking if he wants’ pacing to the top of the climb, we dream of riding past … [Read more...]

Wiggins Looking To Improve Performance, But Not With Garmin

MENDRISIO, Switzerland, Sept 25, 2009 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins has indicated that staying with his current team Garmin is unlikely to boost his hopes of finishing on the Tour de France podium next year. After his remarkable fourth place finish on July's race the versatile Englishman, best known for his individual pursuit feats on the Olympic and worlds' track, has become a target … [Read more...]

UCI Grants Pro Tour Status To AG2R And Team Sky

PARIS, Sept 18, 2009 (AFP) - New British cycling outfit Team Sky and French team AG2R were on Friday granted Pro Tour licenses, allowing them to compete in all of the sport's big races as of next season, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced Friday. The UCI said in a statement: "The License Commission, following an examination of applications, decided on 15 September to award UCI … [Read more...]

Olympic Champion Geraint Thomas To Join Team Sky

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LONDON, Sept 9, 2009 (AFP) - Olympic gold medal winner Geraint Thomas is one of six British riders who will join new professional cycling squad Team Sky next season, the team confirmed on Wednesday. More riders are set to be announced on Thursday, with speculation that British star Bradley Wiggins could be among them. Thomas, 23, was the youngest rider in the 2007 Tour de France and … [Read more...]