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CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Roche: Nibali and Astana got what they deserved

Former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche has condemned Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana team for the towing incident that saw the Italian thrown from the Vuelta a Espana on stage 2. In a blog post for Sky Sports, Roche went on to say that the moment, when Nibali took a tow from his team car after being held up by a crash, should be a watershed for cycling. “It was a disgrace not...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana, Valverde upbeat after Vuelta a Espana's first mountain stage

Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana could have suffered from the classic dilemma of a half-empty or half-full pint glass after stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana, where they gained time on arch-rival Chris Froome (Team Sky) but were gapped by an inspired-looking Fabio Aru (Astana). But instead the two Movistar leaders both preferred to take away some positive conclusions...
Via Cycling News
3 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
13 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

Lance Armstrong ordered to pay $10 million insurance

An arbitration panel in Texas voted 2-1 against Lance Armstrong and awarded $10 million to SCA Promotions, a sports insurance company that helped contribute to the cyclist’s downfall. SCA Promotions paid Armstrong bonuses in 2002 and 2003 for winning the Tour de France, but they withheld his bonus in 2004 amid speculation he cheated. Armstrong...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 16, 2015  |  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
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