Stuyven Wins Crash-Dominated Vuelta 8th Stage


By Kieran CANNING Murcia, Spain, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian Jasper Stuyven took victory despite suffering a broken bone in his wrist on the eighth stage of Spain's Vuelta on a day dominated by high-profile crashes. Ireland's Dan Martin, who was lying third in the overall classification overnight, and American Tejay van Garderen were forced to withdraw from … [Read more...]

Lindeman Wins Vuelta Stage 7 As Froome Struggles In Heat


Alto de Capileira, Spain, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bert Jan Lindeman won Friday's seventh stage of Spain's Vuelta at La Alpujarra summit during a first stage in the mountains which proved gruelling for Britain's Chris Froome. The Lotto-Jumbo rider withstood the searing Andalusian heat, powering ahead of Belarusian Ilia Koshevoy of Lampre and Italy's Fabio Aru of Astana at … [Read more...]

Rivera Takes Tour of Utah Stage 2, Barnes Overall, Reijnen In Yellow

Rivera Takes Tour of Utah Stage 2, Hannah Barnes Wins Overall, Reijnen Retains Yellow for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Stage Two of the Tour of Utah proved hugely successful for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, with two Yellow Jerseys and a Stage Win for the riders. Kiel Reijnen defended his lead in the general classification in the men's race, ensuring he'll start Wednesday's … [Read more...]

Tour de France Winners Over The Last 25 Years, Kind Of

Paris, June 27, 2015 - A list of the Tour de France winners over the last 25 years, ahead of the start of the 2015 edition in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4: 2014 - Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 2013 - Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky 2012 - Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 2011 - Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC 2010 - *** Andy Schleck (LUX) Saxo Bank 2009 - Alberto Contador (ESP) … [Read more...]

The List Of The 21 Tour de France 2015 Stages

Paris, June 27, 2015 - A list of the 21 stages in the 3,360km Tour de France 2015, which begins in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4: Stage 1: Saturday July 4 - Utrecht, 13.8km individual time trial 2: Sunday July 5 - Utrecht to Zeeland, 166km 3: Monday July 6 - Antwerp to Huy, 159.5km 4: Tuesday July 7 - Seraing to Cambrai, 223.5km 5: Wednesday July 8 - Arras to Amiens, … [Read more...]

A Calm Nairo Quintana Taking It Easy Before Tour de France


Lourdes, France, June 25, 2015 (AFP) - Last year's Giro d'Italia winner Nairo Quintana says he has been preparing for next month's Tour de France in tranquility back home in Colombia. Quintana, 25, will start the Grand Boucle as one of the favourites, alongside champion Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 winner Chris Froome and two-time former champion Alberto Contador, who last month succeeded the … [Read more...]

Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni Leads Cofidis charge At Tour de France

Paris, June 26, 2015 (AFP) - Cofidis have built their Tour de France ambitions almost entirely around the great French sprint hope Nacer Bouhanni. Bouhanni won two stages of the Vuelta a Espana and three on the Giro d'Italia last year and now Cofidis have recruited the 24-year-old and are banking on his irresistible rise. His lead-out man is Geoffrey Soupe and much of the team will … [Read more...]

Pinot Stays In Tour of Switzerland Lead After Stage 8

Lausanne, June 20, 2015 (AFP) - French rider Thibaut Pinot, of the FDJ team, remained in the lead of the Tour of Switzerland on Saturday after the eighth and penultimate stage won by Astana cyclist Alexey Lutsenko. Kazakhstan's Lutsenko took the honours over the 152.5km stage in and around Bern. Belgium's Jan Bakelants, of AG2R, and France's Warren Barguil of the Giant team came in … [Read more...]

Pinot Wins Stage 5 And Takes Yellow At Tour of Switzerland


Lausanne, June 17, 2015 (AFP) - Frenchman Thibaut Pinot made a statement about his Tour de France credentials in winning Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland to move into the race leader's yellow jersey. Third at the Grand Boucle last year, Pinot soloed to victory at the end of the 237km stage from Unterterzen to Soelden in Austria. Italian Domenico Pozzovivo finished … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Optimistic About Return To France

By Ian WHITTELL London, June 10, 2015 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong expects a welcoming reception when he returns to France for a charity bike ride next month, despite the hostility he has faced in the country in previous years. Armstrong has signed up for former England footballer and fellow cancer survivor Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' event, in … [Read more...]