Taylor Phinney to join Boulder-based Cannondale-Drapac in 2017

Taylor Phinney is returning home. Phinney, the professional cyclist from Boulder who made a stunning comeback in 2015 after suffering a debilitating injury that nearly ended his career, will leave BMC Racing and return to Jonathan Vaughters’ Cannondale-Drapac squad on a two-year contract beginning in 2017. “There was nothing forcing him to keep being a bike racer,” Vaughters...
Via The Denver Post
15 hours ago

Gesink and Kelderman to lead LottoNL-Jumbo in Lombardia - News Shorts

Gesink and Kelderman to lead LottoNL-Jumbo in Lombardia LottoNL-Jumbo released its roster for Il Lombardia, the final WorldTour race of the season, with Robert Gesink and Wilco Kelderman sharing leadership duties for the Dutch team. The pair will be joined in the Italian race by Enrico Battaglin, Koen Bouwman, Bert-Jan Lindeman, Paul Martens, Bram Tankink and young American Alexey...
Via Cycling News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greipel to captain German team at Doha Worlds

The German Cycling Federation announced Tuesday that Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) will lead the six-man team at the sprinter-suited road race World Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 16, while compatriot Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) will play a wildcard role. The team announcement was reported on Rad-Net. "I would like to thank those responsible for the trust to transfer...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tour winner Froome says anti-doping system 'open to abuse'

LONDON (AP) Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the anti-doping system is ''open to abuse'' by letting athletes take banned substances as medication. Froome, whose two officially approved ''therapeutic use exemptions'' in his career were revealed by hackers this month, writes on Twitter ''I know that I have to not only abide by the rules but go above and beyond...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins says he did not seek 'unfair advantage'

LONDON (AP) Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins said he needed permission to use a banned substance to treat his asthma to ensure he was ''back on a level playing field.'' The British rider's confidential medical information featured in one of the leaks resulting from an alleged Russian-led cyberattack on the World Anti-Doping Agency database. The eight-time Olympic...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashed cyclist's father causes horrible cycling accident

If you saw the Tour de France this past July, you saw how fans have sometimes inserted themselves into a cycling race, usually to the detriment and sometimes danger to the riders themselves. There were fans pulling other fans away from riders, a fan accidentally deflating an inflatable banner causing a crash and fans caused a bottleneck up Mont Ventoux causing an understandably confused...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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