Tour de France Will Aggressively Check For Hidden Motors

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Paris, June 26, 2016 (AFP) - A wide reaching series of checks for hidden motors in bicycles is to be employed at the 2016 Tour de France, Sunday's French weekly le Journal du Dimanche has reported. Three systems will be used for the checks; an already existing magnetic resonance method screening the start and finish lines, a motorbike mounted thermal detector and a third system provided by … [Read more...]

Froome Has Powerful Team For Tour de France Defense

London, June 22, 2016 (AFP) - Defending champion Chris Froome will make his challenge for a third Tour de France title in four years with the support of a strong, climb minded Team Sky line-up. Froome will be joined on the starting line at Mont St-Michel on July 2 by British riders Luke Rowe, Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard, Team Sky confirmed on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Froome won … [Read more...]

Porte And Van Garderen Get Equal Billing At Tour de France

Paris, June 22, 2016 - Australia's Richie Porte and American teammate Tejay Van Garderen will be given equal billing when the US-backed BMC team launch their assault on the Tour de France. "Richie and Tejay will receive equal support from the team during the race," said team chief Jim Ochowicz who did however confirm the Australian as "road captain". Porte, 31, was recruited by BMC … [Read more...]

Greipel Leads Experienced Lotto Team At Tour de France

Paris, June 23, 2016 - German sprinter Andre Greipel will lead an experienced Lotto team at the Tour de France from July 2 to 24, the Belgium outfit confirmed on Thursday. Greipel, winner of four stages last year, is among eight of the nine riders from the team who also raced in the 2015 edition with Jurgen Roelandts returning after skipping last year's event. "We're targeting a stage … [Read more...]

Copenhagen Bids To Host The Start Of A Tour de France

Paris, June 20, 2016 - Denmark on Monday presented their bid for Copenhagen to host the start of the Tour de France sometime between 2019 and 2021. "It's a real challenge," said race director Christian Prudhomme at a ceremony at the House of Denmark on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. "The Tour de France would never have been so far north. We're going to carry out studies and examine it … [Read more...]

How Riders Stay Fueled During the Amgen Tour of California

Greg Daniel soloed to victory Saturday in his home state of North Carolina.
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At the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, the biggest and most prestigious pro cycling race in America, the young development team Axeon Hagens Berman is making a name for itself and its riders – and three of them share a look at what's for breakfast on the road. The 144 pro cyclists (18 teams) in the 8-day race aim to consume the same amount of calories they burn on the bike, which at the Amgen … [Read more...]

Kristoff Wins, Vos Wins, As The Tour of California Rolls On

Men’s and Women’s Road Race Champions Will Be Decided in the Shadow of the Capitol Building Tomorrow in Sacramento SANTA ROSA, CALIF. (May 21, 2016) – With thousands of fans lining the streets of Santa Rosa, Team KATUSHA’s star sprinter Alexander Kristoff (NOR) catapulted to a stage win, his eighth of the season, by a rim over all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win record holder … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Rides To His 15th Stage Win At Tour of California

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Thursday’s 132.4-mile Route Leads Cyclists from Lodi to Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe and the Highest Elevation in Race History at 8,600 Feet Four-day Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM Kicks off Tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe Men’s and Women’s Stages Conclude at Same South Lake Tahoe Finish Line SALINAS, CALIF. (May 18, 2016) – … [Read more...]

Alaphilippe Claims Yellow With Queen Stage Win At Tour of California

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Longest Ride of the 8-day Stage Race on Tap Tomorrow with 133.6-mile Route from Morro Bay to Monterey County’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (May 17, 2016) – The leader jersey changed hands for the third time in three days at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, with Etixx – Quick-Step’s Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) clutching the Queen Stage victory with a determined push up … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Defends His Tour of California Title With A Stage 1 Win

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Los Angeles, May 16, 2016 (AFP) - Reigning champion Peter Sagan extended his Tour of California stage victories record on Sunday as he opened the defense of his crown with a win. The Slovak Tinkoff rider sprinted to victory in the 106-mile (170.5km) first stage held in and around San Diego, finishing clear of Dutch duo Wouter Wippert and Dylan Groenewegen. Sagan, who won the Gent … [Read more...]