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Bauke Mollema wins San Sebastian Classic

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) Dutch rider Bauke Mollema broke away on a downhill descent to win the one-day San Sebastian Classic on Saturday. Tony Gallopin was second, followed by another former winner, Alejandro Valverde, in the Basque costal city. Mollema, a Trek-Segafredo cyclist, surprised the other race leaders after catching Joaquim Rodriguez on a late uphill attack. Mollema...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong calls out Fabian Cancellara for doping

Fabian Cancellara won gold in the Olympic Time Trial, and former rival Lance Armstrong had something to say about how he accomplished the feat. @TrekSegafredo Luigi!! — Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 11, 2016 Now, for those uninitiated into the doping scandals that have rocked cycling, “Luigi” is a reference to an unknown rider who was a central figure in a...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roche to miss the Vuelta a Espana due to bacterial pneumonia contracted at Rio Olympics

Team Sky have confirmed that Nicolas Roche is to miss this year's Vuelta a Espana after developing severe bacterial pneumonia while riding for Ireland at the Rio Olympics. Team Sky's squad for this year's Vuelta a Espana, which starts with a team time trial on August 20th, will be announced next week, with Chris Froome hinting in Rio that he ride after winning the Tour de France...
Via Cycling News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Games: Kenny and Skinner to fight for sprint gold

Great Britain are guaranteed another gold and silver medal in the Olympic velodrome on Sunday after both Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner reached the final of the men’s sprint in Rio. Great Britain won gold in the women’s team pursuit and a silver in the women’s keirin on Saturday after Kenny and Skinner were part of the gold-medal-winning team sprint trio on Friday and Bradley...
Via Cycling News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kenny beats fellow Briton Callum Skinner for men’s sprint gold

Great Britains Jason Kenny beat his fellow countryman, and roommate in Rio, Callum Skinner in the mens individual sprint to take home the gold. Kenny is the sprint world champion and won the gold in London at the same event. Kenny and Skinner, with teammate Philip Hindes, both won gold for the team sprint gold Thursday. Russias Denis Dmitriev beat Australias Matthew Glaetzer in the...
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Jason Kenny races past Callum Skinner for men's sprint gold

Great Britain's Jason Kenny races past teammate Callum Skinner for men's individual sprint gold.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Wiggins believes Sutton will be cleared by British Cycling panel

Bradley Wiggins has said that he believes Shane Sutton will be cleared of discrimination by the independent panel that is currently examining the culture within British Cycling. Sutton stepped down as technical director of British Cycling in April following allegations that he had made sexist remarks to sprinter Jess Varnish on releasing her from the Olympic squad and disparaged...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Sky name Vuelta a Espana squad to support Chris Froome

Team Sky have selected their nine man squad for the Vuelta a Espana with Chris Froome set to lead the team. The Tour de France winner is looking to make history with a Grand Tour double and will be supported by a strong team that includes Mikel Landa, Michal Kwiatkowski and Leopold Konig. The Vuelta a Espana begins on August 20 with a 29.4-kilometre team time trial from Balneario...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth Olympic Gold medal for Jason Kenny

Having beaten compatriot Callum Skinner in the men's team sprint final, Jason Kenny is now a five-time Olympic Games gold medallist and Great Britain's third most successful Olympian. The 28-year-old joins fellow cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, and rower Sir Steve Redgrave to have won five gold medals and will look to claim a sixth in Monday's Keirin. "At the end...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish sits third overall mid-way through Olympic Games omnium

Great Britain's Mark Cavendish is in contention for a maiden Olympic Games medal as he currently sits third overall in the men's omnium after the first day of competition on the Rio Velodrome. The 30-year-old has three events to come on Monday, the time trial, flying lap and points race, before the final medal positions are decided. Frenchman Thomas Boudat leads the omnium on...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Games: Cavendish, Gaviria and Viviani to clash in men's omnium

Mark Cavendish (Great Britain), Fernando Gaviria (Colombia), Elia Viviani (Italy) and Lasse Norman (Denmark) are the favourites for the men's omnium that begins on the Olympic track in Rio on Sunday. The six races that make up the omnium are spread across two days with points scored in each event deciding the winner of the medals. The racing begins with the 15km scratch race and...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Women’s BMX Preview – Can Team USA's Alise Post dethrone Pajón?

Odds: Mariana Pajn (COL) - 9/5 Caroline Buchanan (AUS) - 71/20 Stefany Hernandez (VEN) - 9/2 Alise Post (USA) - 5/1 Laura Smulders (NED) - 16/1 Simone Christensen (DEN) - 16/1 Lauren Reynolds (AUS) - 22/1 Brooke Crain (USA) - 20/1 Merle van Benthem (NED) - 28/1 Manon Valentino (FRA) - 33/1 Elke Vanhoof (BEL) - 40/1 Odds as of Aug. 15 courtesy betting website Bovada.lv. The 2012 gold...
Via CSN Chicago
9 days ago

Women’s BMX Preview – Can Team USA's Alise Post dethrone Pajón?

Odds: Mariana Pajn (COL) - 9/5 Caroline Buchanan (AUS) - 71/20 Stefany Hernandez (VEN) - 9/2 Alise Post (USA) - 5/1 Laura Smulders (NED) - 16/1 Simone Christensen (DEN) - 16/1 Lauren Reynolds (AUS) - 22/1 Brooke Crain (USA) - 20/1 Merle van Benthem (NED) - 28/1 Manon Valentino (FRA) - 33/1 Elke Vanhoof (BEL) - 40/1 Odds as of Aug. 15 courtesy betting website Bovada.lv. The 2012 gold...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cavendish starts a crash, Elia Viviani goes down

Mark Cavendish makes contact and initiates a crash, Elia Viviani goes down but wins the omnium
Via CSN Chicago
9 days ago

Anna Meares contemplating retirement after final Olympic Games appearance

Australia's most successful cyclist with six Olympic Games medals, Anna Meares will make a decision in the next two weeks if she will retire from track cycling. The 32-year-old won bronze in the Keirin to make history as the only Australian to medal in four different Olympic Games. Meares' final Olympic outing was the sprint in which she finished tenth for her lowest result in...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

First Olympic medal for Cavendish in men's omnium

Having finished second in the men's omnium, Mark Cavendish can now call himself an Olympic Games medallist. Having missed out in 2008 on the track and in 2012 on the road, the 31-year-old was unable to overall Elia Viviani (Italy) for the gold but did enough to hold off London gold medallist Lasse Norman Hansen for silver by two points. There was a nervous wait for Cavendish,...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Games: Viviani, Cavendish set for Omnium showdown

The Olympic Games men's Omnium is set for an epic showdown tonight that could look very similar to the intense three-way battle from the UCI Track World Championships in London. In March, Italy's Elia Viviani was in the hot seat heading into the final points race, but was marked heavily by Colombian Fernando Gaviria. Britain's Mark Cavendish, who had sixth place secured, beat...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bennati signs for Movistar

Daniele Bennati has signed for Movistar for the 2017 season. The veteran joins the Spanish squad after four years with Tinkoff, which will disband at the end of the current campaign. A professional since 2002, Bennati has raced for Acqua e Sapone, Phonak, Lampre, Liquigas, Leopard Trek and Tinkoff and will now continue in the peloton for a 16th season in the colours of Movistar...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam and Simon Yates sign contract extensions with Orica-BikeExchange

Adam and Simon Yates have signed contract extensions with Orica-BikeExchange that will keep them with the Australian team until the end of 2018. The British pair have been in the set-up since they turned professional in 2014. Adam Yates placed fourth overall at this year’s Tour de France, claiming the white jersey of best young rider in the process. His twin brother Simon Yates...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador aiming for victory at the Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has confirmed he will target overall victory in the Vuelta a Espana as he looks to bounce back from quitting the Tour de France due to the injuries he sustained in two early crashes. The Spaniard has won the Vuelta a Espana three times during his long career, each time after a low point in his career. In 2008 his then Astana team was stopped from riding...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Games: Cavendish admits blame for Omnium crash

The points race in the men's Olympic Games omnium was marked by a crash that saw Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) inadvertently taking out the front wheel of Sanghoon Park and sending the Korean crashing. Elia Viviani (Italy) and Glenn O'Shea were both unable to avoid Park and also fell heavily onto the boards. As a result, the race was momentarily neutralised with Park escorted...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Heady stuff: US BMX riders Connor Fields, Brooke Crain show off their Olympic helmets

BMX riders can show flair off the bike, too. Riders in the Olympics can't wear helmets that display logos or names of non-official partners. Most like Connor Fields and Brooke Crain of the United States have helmets specially made for the Summer Games. Here's a peek at Fields' new lid: Brooke Crain, of Visalia, California, saluted her hometown. The United States' BMX team arrives...
Via CSN Chicago
8 days ago

Heady stuff: US BMX riders Connor Fields, Brooke Crain show off their Olympic helmets

BMX riders can show flair off the bike, too. Riders in the Olympics can't wear helmets that display logos or names of non-official partners. Most like Connor Fields and Brooke Crain of the United States have helmets specially made for the Summer Games. Here's a peek at Fields' new lid: Brooke Crain, of Visalia, California, saluted her hometown. The United States' BMX team arrives...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Greipel lays claim to German team leadership for Worlds

Andre Greipel has laid his claim to be captain of the German team in the UCI Road Worlds Championship road race in Qatar in October. "I had a good season and would not accept being put in second place." Greipel told the dpa news agency he would not be willing to share leadership with fellow German sprinter Marcel Kittel on a course that will favour the high speed sprinters. "it...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert signs with Etixx-QuickStep

The Etixx-QuickStep team today confirmed that Philippe Gilbert will join the team in 2017. Team CEO Patrick Lefevere said earlier this summer he was hoping to sign the Belgian champion - one of the few top riders from the country not to have raced with his teams. "Philippe is one of the most talented riders in the peloton and will be an important addition to our roster," Lefevere...
Via Cycling News
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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