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CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Team GB favour Clancy over Cavendish for Olympic omnium

Team GB’s wealth of riches in certain Olympic track events is particularly evident in the men’s omnium, where 2012 bronze medallist Ed Clancy, Team Sky’s Ben Swift, Etixx-QuickStep’s Mark Cavendish and the upcoming Jon Dibben are all possibles for the one place likely to be available in Rio de Janeiro next year. With a year to go to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Team...
Via Cycling News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert in perfect place as Worlds bid takes off

After missing the Tour de France Philippe Gilbert has returned to racing in rude health with a win in the GP Pino Cerami, a stage in the Tour de la Wallonne, second place in San Sebastian and an aggressive performance in last Sunday’s RideLondon Classic. It’s all part of his assault on the rainbow jersey and the UCI Road World Championships, which take place next month in Richmond...
Via Cycling News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reijnen wins at Tour of Utah, Phinney finishes third

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Kiel Reijnen won a sprint from a small group of riders Monday to win the opening stage of the Tour of Utah, while Taylor Phinney finished third in his first race in more than a year. Phinney attacked near the conclusion of the rain-soaked 132-mile stage, but the BMC Racing star couldn't hold off Reijnen, who then edged Alex Howes in a sprint. It was the first race...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

US cyclist Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

PARIS -- American cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test last month and was immediately suspended by his team on Monday. Danielson, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, said on Twitter that he did not take any banned substance. "I would never ever take anything like this especially after everything I have gone through the last...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phinney, Stetina to return to racing in Tour of Utah

BMC Racing's Peter Stetina and Taylor Phinney will return to racing following lengthy rehabilitation for similar leg injuries at the 2015 Tour of Utah. Stetina broke his tibia and patella on his right knee when he crashed into an unprotected bollard in the road during the finish of stage 1 of the Vuelta a Pais Vasco on April 6 this year. In June, Stetina reported a breakthrough...
Via Cycling News
4 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
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars, let girlfriend take blame

Lance Armstrong and his girlfriend Anna Hansen have been caught in a lie about a driving incident in December where their vehicle hit two parked cars and left the scene. Aspen police say Armstrong’s car was identified as the one that hit two parked cars on Dec. 29 and left before police arrived to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

  If Lance Armstrong could go back in time, he’d do it all again.   Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from professional cycling in 2012 for using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, told BBC Sport that he’d use PEDs again under the same circumstances he faced. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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