Jon Izagirre wins Tour of Romandie prologue in rain, cold

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland (AP) Jon Izagirre of Spain won a chilly, rain-swept prologue of the six-day Tour of Romandie on Tuesday. Izagirre was six seconds faster than Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands on a 3.95-kilometer (2.5-mile) route around the watch-making town of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Former road race world champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland was third, trailing seven...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovych retires from racing, takes directeur sportif role at Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo announced the retirement of Yaroslav Popovych, whose final race for the team was Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. The Ukrainian turned professional in 2002 with Landbouwkrediet-Colnago after winning the U23 road race world title. He will move into a directeur sportif role with the team. "It will be quite the adaptation for me," Popovych said. "From the bike to the director...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the BMC service course - Gallery

The service course is the hub of any cycling team. It is where almost all the team's logistics are organised and houses much of the bikes, vehicles and kit needed to keep the team going. During the Classics, Cyclingnews paid a visit to BMC Racing's service course just outside of Gent. The building, where the team has been based for the past four years, sits at the back of the BMC...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Rohan Dennis ruled out of Paris-Nice due to illness

Rohan Dennis has been ruled out of Paris-Nice due to illness. In a statement issued on Friday morning, his BMC team said that the Australian is suffering from sinusitis and has been removed from the line-up as a precaution. “I really wanted to win the time trial on Sunday so it is disappointing to not be lining up,” said Dennis, who made his European racing appearance of 2016...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Boswell returning to Paris-Nice with added maturity and confidence

After a two-year absence from Paris-Nice, Ian Boswell will return next week to the race that finishes in his adopted French hometown on the roads where he trains. Boswell last competed in the eight-day stage race in 2013, his first year with Team Sky, when he was a fresh-faced 22-year-old coming off two seasons with Axel Merckx's US development teams. Now 25 and with three full...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Lake aiming for Oceania time trial success

Sean Lake announced himself to as a rider to watch at the Australian national championships, for those yet unfamiliar with the 24-year-old's exploits in the National Road Series (NRS), as he finished third in the time trial behind the BMC duo of Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte. The performance contributed to the Avanti Isowhey Sports rider earning himself a start at the Tour Down...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dimension Data confirm Le Tour de Langkawi team

South African WorldTour team Dimension Data have announced its six-rider team for the 2016 Le Tour de Langkawi to be led by Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. The all African team also includes Jaco Venter who will debut his new South African national champion kit having won the title earlier this month. Defending champion Youcef Reguigui will miss the race with the Algerian focusing...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Howard opens IAM Cycling account in windy Clasica de Almeria

Having come close to a debut IAM Cycling victory during the Australian summer of cycling, his second place at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race visibly frustrating, Leigh Howard has claimed his first win for the Swiss team since moving across from Orica-GreenEdge in the off-season. Despite some uncertainty of just how much of the Classics de Almeria was to be neutralised due...
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February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Giro del Trentino confirm Bora-Argon 18, Drapac, and Gazprom-Rusvelo for 2016

The organisers of the Giro del Trentino have announced three Pro-Continental teams for the 40th edition of the race to be held in April this year. The Italian race, which celebrates its 40th edition in 2016, welcomes an Australian team for the first time with Drapac securing a start. Last year's team time trial winners Bora-Argon 18 return, while the Giro d'Italia wild card invitees Gazprom...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Australian summer of cycling - Gallery

With the conclusion of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the Australian summer of cycling is over for another year as the peloton heads back to Europe, via the middle east, for the 'traditional' season opening races. The season started down under on January 1 with the four-day Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, followed by the Australian national championships and the Women's Santos Tour...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gerrans remains top of UCI World Rankings

Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans is still the top ranked rider on the UCI's World Rankings, with 755 points, after picking up further points at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race at the end of January, following on his from his Tour Down Under victory. Richie Porte (BMC) is second with 485 points while Marcel Kittel enters the top-ten with 245 points following his stage wins...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Cromwell goes all in for Rio Olympics

When Tiffany Cromwell arrived back in Australia during the off-season a week ahead of her still-in-transit bike, she came up with creative ways to build fitness ahead of the Tour of Margaret River pro-am event. Her varied slate of activities included yoga, hiking and a competitive paddle boarding race, but on the seventh day, Cromwell took on a discipline that might prove something...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Deju vu for Will Clarke at Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Despite having only started one race prior to the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Will Clarke stormed to consecutive victories on the 2.1km course along Melbourne Southbank, improving on his 2:35 winning time of 2015. Drapac’s Clarke was the sixth and final rider to occupy the hot seat as the 30-year-old then waited almost 45 minutes before Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) crossed the line...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Emma Johansson: If I didn’t have unfinished business with the Olympics, I would have stopped

Gradual retirements seem increasingly fashionable in cycling. Bradley Wiggins, for instance, has already had more farewell gigs than Frank Sinatra, Cadel Evans enjoyed a lingering goodbye on home roads, and rumours abound that Alberto Contador will wind his career down next year with a stint riding for his own development team. Emma Johansson, as one of the most consistently successful...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Britain's Peter Kennaugh wins Cadel Evans road race

GEELONG, New Zealand (AP) British national road champion Peter Kennaugh launched a well-timed solo attack to beat a powerful field in Sunday's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road cycle race. Riding for Britain's Team Sky, Kennaugh attacked with about 15 kilometers (9 miles) to ride and held off a chasing group of 20 riders to win the 174 kilometer (108 mile) event. Kennaugh put a gap...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobridge firmly focused on Olympic gold medal in Rio

One year ago Jack Bobridge was making his attempt on the UCI World Hour Record. The 26-year-old fell short in what he referred to as 'the closest I'll ever be to death without dying'. Twelve months on, Bobridge returns to Victoria for what should be a far less painful experience at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, where he will line-up with the Trek-Segafredo team. Bobridge...
Via Cycling News
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Riis making a comeback? Cadel Evans on women's race - News Shorts

Team Liv-Plantur makes it 2016 season debut early next month at the eighth Ladies Tour of Qatar. The team twice won the race with Kirsten Wild but this season is backing Sara Mustonen for sprint stages. "With Sara we can go for stage results in the sprint," said coach Hans Timmermans. "Our training camp in Calpe, Spain, has gone very well and we are going to Qatar with confidence...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kenyan Riders Down Under continue progression with Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Sun Tour starts

Ask someone to name a Kenyan cyclist and they're likely to reply Chris Froome. The two-time Tour de France champion may be the most famous cycling export from the African country but Stewart Crowley is aiming to ensure he has company in the WorldTour ranks in the years to come. Crowley is the team manager of Kenyan Riders Down Under who test themselves against Froome and Team Sky...
Via Cycling News
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cadel Evans looking to make his Great Ocean Road Race an important early-season fixture

Cadel Evans is hoping to grow his event, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, in years to come and position it as an ideal introduction to the season for top riders. After the inaugural edition last year, this Sunday’s race has pulled in the likes of Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and Ryder Hesjedal (Trek-Segafredo), and Evans, speaking at a press conference on Thursday, said...
Via Cycling News
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Kwiatkowski to make Team Sky debut in Mallorca - News Shorts

Kwiatkowski to make Team Sky debut in Mallorca, Froome to Herald Sun Tour Former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski will make a full debut with Team Sky in Mallorca. Chris Froome will participate in the Herald Sun Tour but the team has not confirmed the rest of the roster for that event. Team Sky announced Tuesday the rosters set to race in late January and early February events...
Via Cycling News
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavendish upbeat before Dimension Data debut at Cadel Evans Road Race

Mark Cavendish is optimistic that he has a chance of victory on his debut in Dimension Data colours at Sunday’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong, Australia. The British rider has focused on track training during the winter and recently competed in the Hong Kong round of the UCI track World Cup as he pursues a place in the Great Britain team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games...
Via Cycling News
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Burghardt out of action for six weeks after elbow fracture

Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) is facing six to eight weeks out of action after fracturing his left elbow in a crash in the final kilometres of stage three of the Santos Tour Down Under to Campbelltown. The German crashed at speed with several other riders, including Tyler Farrar (Dimension Data), who borrowed a spectator’s bike and shoes to finish the stage. Burghardt got up...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Tour Down Under: Turtur 'delighted' with start list

Much has been made of the Tour Down Under's pulling power following the announcement Tour de France champion Chris Froome would be starting his season at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and confirmation Mark Cavendish is to make his Dimension Data debut at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in the week following the WorldTour event. Despite its status as one of just 13 WorldTour stage...
Via Cycling News
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Dimension Data reveals white racing jersey - Gallery

The Dimension Data team has unveiled its white race jersey during a coffee ride with fans before the Tour Down Under in Australia, with the South African team also publishing headshots of new signing Mark Cavendish in the team's colours. The Dimension Data riders had competed in an-all black kit at the Australian national championships last Sunday but unveiled the white jersey before...
Via Cycling News
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Neylan gunning for Australian national road title

After finishing so close on so many occasions Rachel Neylan will be hoping that the stars align for her on Sunday in the women’s national road race. The Orica-AIS rider finished second last year but is highly motivated to secure her first national road title in what will be an extremely competitive race. “Look, obviously I am extraordinarily motivated for a result tomorrow...
Via Cycling News
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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