Porte Holds Off The Valverde Charge To Win Tour of Catalonia

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Barcelona, March 29, 2015 (AFP) - Australia's Richie Porte sealed victory at the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday despite Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning his third stage of the seven-day race. Valverde picked up a total of 12 bonus seconds on the day thanks to the stage win and an earlier intermediate sprint, but Porte didn't lose any more time on the hilly 126.6 kilometre circuit around … [Read more...]

Pozzovivo Wins Stage As Rolland Moves Into Lead At Catalonia

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Girona, Spain, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Domenico Pozzovivo won the third stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Wednesday as France's Pierre Rolland took the overall lead. AG2R's Pozzovivo made a solo dart for home from a seven-man breakaway group around 2km from the finish and held off his charging companions to win by 3sec. Colombia's Rigoberto Uran took second with Dan Martin of … [Read more...]

High Hopes As African Team MTN-Qhubeka Take On Tour de France Elite

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By Christophe BEAUDUFE Johannesburg, March 18, 2015 (AFP) - MTN-Qhubeka's ambitions are modest in their maiden Tour de France but team manager Douglas Ryder predicts the African outfit will be on the podium of the world's most famous cycling race within five years. The first African team to compete in the Tour de France which gets … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Announce Iconic 700 Mile Route

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Time Trial and Queen Stage in Final Race Days Guarantee an Exciting Conclusion to America’s Greatest Race LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2015) – The tenth anniversary edition route is set for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. The milestone course will feature several rider and fan-favorite locales from past races, as well as … [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...]

Alexander Kristoff Strikes Again, Cancellera Retains Oman Lead

Al Mussanah, Oman, Feb 19, 2015 (AFP) - Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff, who picked up three stages last week in Qatar, came out on top in a bunch sprint to Thursday's Tour of Oman third stage. The Katusha rider was followed home by Italian duo Andrea Guardini and Matteo Pelucchi at the end of the 158.5km ride around Al Mussanah Sports City. "The team is good, our 'work rhythm' … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Wins Second Stage Of Tour of Oman

Al Bustan, Oman, Feb 18, 2015 (AFP) - Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara, riding for Trek, shrugged off a heavy cold to win the second stage of the Tour of Oman and take the overall lead, following a 195.5km ride from Al Hazm Castle to Al Bustan, on Wednesday. The former Olympic and world champion, known as 'Spartacus', managed to keep pace with the leading group of some 20 riders until the … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Defends His Tour of Qatar Title In 2015

Doha, Feb 13, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra claimed his second straight Tour of Qatar title on Friday after the sixth and final stage which was won by Ireland's Sam Bennett. Etixx rider Terpstra, who had been leading since winning the third stage time-trial, finished 6sec ahead of Poland's Maciej Bodnar with Norway's Alexander Kristoff, winner of three stages, third at 9sec. … [Read more...]

Theo Bos Crashes Out Of Tour of Qatar, No Broken Bones

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The 5th stage of the Tour of Qatar was a flat 156km from Al Zabara Fort to Madinat ash-Shamal. Once again the strong winds battered the peloton and on rough harsh roads, the racing was really nervy. Just before the first sprint of the day, at kilometer 85, Theo Bos was forced off the road into the gravel and went down.Theo sustained several flesh wounds and was transported to hospital for a … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Scores The Hat-Trick At tour of Qatar

Alexander Kristoff continues his victorious performances in Qatar. Today the Team Katusha leader took his third victory, winning the 5th stage of the Tour of Qatar in Madinat ash-Samal. At the finish line Kristoff again beat Peter Sagan from Tinkoff-Saxo and Nikias Arndt from Giant-Alpecin. - Honestly, today I was quite tired. Every stage here in Qatar is pretty hard, so after 4 stages it was … [Read more...]