London Says No To Hosting 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

London, Sept 28, 2015 (AFP) - London has rejected the chance to host the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2017, Transport for London revealed on Monday. The English capital was asked to host part of the world's most prestigious cycling race again after previous successful visits in the 2007 and 2014 editions. London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart and hosted the finish for the … [Read more...]

Viviani Outfoxes Cavendish To Tour of Britain Stage 1 Win

London, Sept 6, 2015 - Team Sky's Elia Viviani won a dramatic sprint finish for the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday ahead of Britain's Mark Cavendish. Cavendish looked set to win the sprint following the run from Beaumaris to Wrexham as he led Andre Greipel round the final bend. But Italian Viviani managed to sneak through to snatch victory ahead of Cavendish. … [Read more...]

Sir Bradley Wiggins Latest Rider Confirmed For Tour of Britain


UCI Hour Record holder and 2012 Tour de France Champion Sir Bradley Wiggins and Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team are the latest star riders to confirm that they will be on the start line for the Aviva Tour of Britain, which begins this Sunday (6 September) from Beaumaris in North Wales. Wiggins, who won the 2013 Tour of Britain, will lead his own Team WIGGINS in their first appearance in … [Read more...]

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...]