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CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phinney heads up USA team for World Championships

USA Cycling today announced its full line-up for the UCI Road World Championships, which begin on September 20 in Richmond, Virginia, with Taylor Phinney named for both Elite men's races. Phinney made his return to competition last month following a 15-month layoff due to injuries, and quickly returned to his winning ways, taking a victory and the race lead on the opening stage of...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oliveira of Portugal wins 13th Vuelta stage, Aru keeps lead

TARAZONA, Spain (AP) Nelson Oliveira of Portugal sped away to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Fabio Aru kept his lead before the Grand Tour enters three straight days in the mountains. Oliveira broke free from an escape group of 24 riders with around 20 kilometers (12 miles) to go on the hilly 178-kilometer (110-mile) ride from Calatayud to Tarazona. The...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doubts persist over Quintana’s future in the Vuelta a Espana

Following Tour de France winner Chris Froome’s abandon of the Vuelta a España with an injured foot, question marks persist whether the Tour’s runner-up, Nairo Quintana (Movistar), has recovered enough from his recent illness to continue in the race, too. Cyclingnews spoke to Movistar team doctor Jesus Hoyos on the morning of stage 13 and he was uncertain whether the Colombian...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Swiss star Fabian Cancellara to miss world championships

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Swiss time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara will miss this month's world championships in Virginia after injuries and illnesses derailed his season. Cancellara has withdrawn from the Spanish Vuelta because of stomach problems. He said Thursday he was ending his season early. Cancellara also broke two vertebrae in a crash this year. The time trial gold medalist...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crash injuries slow Valverde on Vuelta a Espana summit finish

The climb of the Alto de Puig Llorença didn’t quite have Alejandro Valverde’s name written all over it – that honour belonged to Joaquim Rodriguez, whose father painted the road in his honour the night before – but his Movistar team certainly had earmarked stage 9 of the Vuelta a España as a major rendezvous in the race for final overall honours. The men in navy blue were...
Via Cycling News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phinney makes storybook return with stage win

With two-time defending champion Tejay Van Garderen out of the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, skipping the event this year, an unexpected storyline has taken center stage. Boulder native Taylor Phinney returned from his 15-month hiatus after a scary injury to win the first stage of the seven stage USA Pro Cycling Challenge through Colorado. Phinney, who rides professionally for...
Via Mile High Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Garderen forced to pull out of Tour de France

Aspen resident Tejay Van Garderen had to unfortunately withdraw from the Tour de France during Wednesday’s 17th stage due to illness. Coming into Stage 17, 26-year-old Van Garderen was comfortably in third place in the general classification, 3 minutes and 32 seconds behind tour leader Chris Froome. Everything went wrong during Tuesdays’ rest day and it was apparent during the...
Via Mile High Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tour de France rider pushed off road, crashes into pole

Warren Barguil rides Geraint Thomas off the road. #TDF #TDF2015 http://t.co/i4U1drE1Bo — Alex Oates (@Velocentric) July 20, 2015 The Welsh cyclist was able to go on and finish the stage. He also told the BBC that he didn’t blame Barguil for what happened. “Everyone knows it’s a dodgy descent, I just got taken out — 100 percent it was a mistake,” Thomas said. “I...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Garderen in second at Tour on first rest day

Tejay Van Garderen and the Team BMC won Stage 9, the team time trial and narrowed Van Garderen’s gap on the yellow jersey by a second. This was a big gain for Van Garderen, as he sits in second place behind Chris Froome who claimed the lead in Stage 7 after then-leader Tony Martin had to withdraw due to his crash in Stage 6. BMC beat team Sky by one second, but in this race, one...
Via Mile High Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crash at Tour de France sidelines riders

A grizzly scene transpired during stage three of the Tour de France on Monday, and five riders were forced to drop out of the competition. With 37 miles left in the stage, French competitor William Bonnet touched wheels with a nearby rider, and all hell broke loose. Bonnet was propelled from his bike into an onslaught of incoming riders, which sparked a domino affect of unfortunate...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Paris-Roubaix cyclists interrupted by high-speed train (Video)

Cyclists taking part in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race found themselves facing an unexpected obstacle as the main group approached a set of train tracks at the same time as a high-speed train was approaching. Several dozen cyclists were more than willing to take their lives into their own hands by ducking under the barriers (or riding around them) in order to stay with the pack, leading...
Via Holdout Sports
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tour of Flanders cyclists taken down by careless drivers (Video)

Two cyclists were taken down during Sunday's Tour of Flanders in Belgium due to some careless driving by cars along the course. New Zealand's Jesse Specter's race ended prematurely after colliding with a Shimano "neutral service" car that tried to squeeze between the group of riders that Specter was a part of and the side of the road. Specter crashed to the ground, suffering a broken...
Via Holdout Sports
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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