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...]

Alexander Kristoff At The Double At Dubai, Terpstra Retains Lead

Mesaieed, Qatar, Feb 11, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra of the Etixx team retained the leader's gold jersey of the Tour of Qatar after Wednesday's fourth stage was won by Norwegian Alexander Kristoff, the Katusha cyclist's second success. Kristoff triumphed after a bunched sprint finish at the end of the 165km stage between Al Thakira and Mesaieed, finishing ahead of Slovak Peter … [Read more...]

Niki Terpstra Upstages Timetrialists Cancellera And Wiggins

Doha, Feb 10, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Niki Terpstra claimed Tuesday's Tour of Qatar third stage, a 10.9 kilometre race-against-the-clock, upstaging time-trial specialists Fabian Cancellara and Bradley Wiggins. Terpstra covered the time trial at the Lusail motorsport circuit in 14min 3sec to beat Cancellara by eight seconds and world champion in the discipline Wiggins by 9sec. … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Takes Stage 2 At Tour of Qatar

Al Khor Corniche, Qatar, Feb 9, 2015 (AFP) - Norwegian Katusha rider Alexander Kristoff won the second stage of the Tour of Qatar on Monday, and also took the race leader's gold jersey The 27-year-old from Oslo won a bunch sprint, after a high-tempo stage, at 187.5km the longest of the race, from Al Wakra to Al Khor Corniche. After holding off Italian Andrea Guardini of Astana and … [Read more...]