Peter Sagan Dedicates His Tour of Flanders Win To Dead Riders

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Oudenaarde, Belgium, April 3, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan won the Tour of Flanders on Sunday and dedicated his victory to Belgian cyclists Antoine Demoitie and Daan Myngheer, who died last week. Sagan timed his attack to perfection, breaking away on the final climb of the 100th edition of the race just over 13km from the end of the grueling … [Read more...]

Tour de France Riders Given The Okay To Sleep On Their Own

Paris, March 4, 2016 - Tour de France riders will be allowed to have their own single rooms in certain hotels at this year's race, organizers ASO said on Friday. Previously, Tour rules stated that all bar one rider per nine-man team had to share a room with a team-mate. "We've taken into account a request from the International Riders' Association (CPA) and we've done our best to … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Launches Into It’s Second Decade

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World, National and Grand Tour Champions and Olympic Hopefuls Among World-class Men’s and Women’s Pro Teams Announced for May Race LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 1, 2016) – The 2016 Amgen Tour of California will enter its second decade as America’s most prestigious annual cycling event with an unsurpassed field of men’s and women’s professional teams for the 2016 race. The 11th annual … [Read more...]

Janse van Rensburg Wins The 2016 Tour de Langkawi

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Kuala Lumpur, March 2, 2016 (AFP) - South Africa's Reinardt Janse van Rensburg powered his way to win the Le Tour de Langkawi Wednesday, despite a disappointing finish in the event's final stage in Malaysia. The 27-year-old rider finished 12th in the final stretch of the race in Malaysia's southern Malacca state, but still reigned overall with a total time of 28hr 31min 21sec for the tough … [Read more...]

Nibali Takes Overall Lead At Tou of Oman

Muscat, Feb 19, 2016 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali won Friday's fourth stage to take the race leader's red jersey of the Tour of Oman. The Italian Astana rider claimed victory by nine seconds over Frenchman Romain Bardet in the 180km 'Green Mountain' stage from Knowledge Oasis Muscat to the climb of Jabal al-Akhdhar. In the overall standings, Nibali has a 15sec … [Read more...]

Lobato Nails Hill Win, Nizzolo Takes Dubai Lead On Stage 3

Dubai, Feb 5, 2016 (AFP) - Spain's Juan Jose Lobato clinched a summit finish victory in the key stage three of the Tour of Dubai on Friday as Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo seized the overall leader's blue jersey. Finishing the race at the steep Hatta Dam way after a 172km ride through the city and the desert, the Movistar man also seized second place in the overall standings from Germany's … [Read more...]

Ewan Wins Sun Tour Stage 2, Sky Protect Overall Lead

Melbourne, Feb 5, 2016 (AFP) - Caleb Ewan won a tough second stage of the Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Friday, but Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome did enough to stay on top in the overall standings. Rising Australian sprinter Ewan, who won two stages of the Tour Down Under last month, completed the 144.2-kilometre stage in three hours, 29 minutes and six seconds. The … [Read more...]

Froome Shows Early Class As Team Sky Take Over At Sun Tour

Melbourne, Feb 4, 2016 (AFP) - British national champion Peter Kennaugh stormed through the first stage of the Herald Sun Tour on Thursday with Chris Froome at his side as Team Sky took charge. The pair broke away after 97 kilometres (60.3 miles) of the 126.1-kilometre stage through Victoria's Yarra Valley and could not be caught. The Sky leaders shared the winning time of three hours, … [Read more...]

Clarke Repeats Sun Tour Win, Froome Happy To ‘Stay Ipright’

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Melbourne, Feb 3, 2016 (AFP) - William Clarke won the prologue to the Herald Sun Tour in Melbourne on Wednesday with Briton Chris Froome satisfied with his down the pack finish. Drapac Pro Cycling rider Clarke was repeating his prologue victory from last year in the five-stage race which Froome has targeted as a springboard to a busy year. The double Tour de France champion is eyeing a … [Read more...]

Kittel Edges Out Cavendish On Stage One of Dubai Tour

Dubai, Feb 3, 2016 (AFP) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the Tour of Dubai on Wednesday when he edged out last year's winner, Britain's Mark Cavendish, in a bunch sprint. After the 173km run from the Dubai Marine Club to Fujairah, Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo came in third with the top three picking up time bonuses of 10, six and four seconds, giving the three the lead in … [Read more...]