Spain’s Movistar Team To Ride At Australia Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's Movistar Team will return to the Australia's Tour Down Under next month with an experienced squad, organisers said on Thursday. Among their lineup is sprinter Juanjo Lobato, whose victories this year include the Tour de Wallonie and the Vuelta a Burgos, plus a fourth place finish in the Milan-San Remo. The Tour Down Under is the first UCI World … [Read more...]

Team Astana Retains Their UCI World Tour Licence For 2015

PARIS, Dec 10, 2014 (AFP) - Doping-scandal tainted Astana, whose leading rider is this year's Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, were on Wednesday granted a World Tour licence for the 2015 season by the International Cycling Union. However, the UCI said that, while the licence had been granted, Astana would have to agree to conditions, including being audited by the Institute … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Will Headlines The 2015 Tour of Oman

PARIS, Dec 04, 2014 (AFP) - This year's Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali will headline the sixth edition of the Tour of Oman from February 17-22, organisers announced on Thursday. The Italian has already competed in the race and in 2012 won the toughest stage to the summit of Jabal Al Akhdhar -- the Green Mountain. This year's race will include other climbers, notably Spaniard … [Read more...]

Pink Jersey Battle May Pave Way For Rare Giro-Tour Double

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by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 (AFP) - Giro d'Italia organisers on Monday admitted they had one eye on seeing a rare Giro-Tour de France double achieved next summer when they unveiled a balanced route for the 2015 edition on Monday. The 2014 edition, won by Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar, featured a total of six days in the high mountains. The 98th edition, … [Read more...]

4,000 Volunteers Need For 2014 Tour of California

2014 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA RECRUITING 4,000 VOLUNTEERS TO BE PART OF AMERICA’S LARGEST CYCLING EVENT LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2014) – The nation’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, not only offers elite riders from around the world the opportunity to compete in scenic California, but also provides the opportunity for cycling fans … [Read more...]

China WorldTour Race Called Off For The Second Time

BEIJING, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) - A Chinese cycle race added to the World Tour last year only to be postponed seven months later has been cancelled again this season, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced. The inaugural Tour of Hangzhou was included on the cycling calendar last February and was due to be held in October, but in August the UCI postponed it for a year. At a … [Read more...]

2012 USA Cycling Pro Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) unveiled

Colorado Springs, Colo. (February 9, 2012) — USA Cycling announced today the 2012 USA Cycling Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT). In its fourth year, the series has expanded to six races and continues to raise the level of competitive gravity racing across the United States. As the country’s premier gravity calendar, the Pro GRT aims to provide a consistent stage of … [Read more...]

Leipheimer Wins Time Trial To Leader At Tour de San Luis

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26-Jan-2012: Today Levi Leipheimer won the individual time trial stage in the Tour de San Luis. On the hilly, 19.5-km route, the American rider from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team was faster than Vincenzo Nibali (Team Liquigas-Cannondale) who came in 33’’ behind him, and Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches), who made it with a difference of 38’’. Leipheimer was literally … [Read more...]

The Unstoppable Greipel Regains Tour Down Under Lead

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by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2012 (AFP) - Andre Greipel of Germany regained the lead of the Tour Down Under with yet another powerful sprint display which gave him his 10th stage win of the race Thursday. Lotto rider Greipel, a former two-time winner of the season's first WorldTour event, gave up the ochre jersey to Swiss time trial champion Martin Kohler, of … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Starting 2012 Season At Tour of Qatar

PARIS, Jan 17, 2012 (AFP) - World road race champion Mark Cavendish will begin his 2012 season at the Tour of Qatar, staged between February 5-10, his Sky team announced Tuesday. The Manx Missile, a winner of two stages at the event in 2009, will be joined in an eight-man squad by Davide Apollonio, Michael Barry, Juan Antonio Flecha, Jeremy Hunt, Ian Stannard and Christian Knees as well … [Read more...]