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Basso follows Contador to Trek-Segafredo in support staff role

Ivan Basso will follow Alberto Contador to Trek-Segafredo, forming part of the support staff as he has done this season with the Tinkoff team. The two-time Giro d’Italia winner made the switch from the front line to the backroom after announcing his retirement last October, less than three months after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the Tour de France. He took his...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vos applauds inaugural Women's WorldTour

Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) applauded the UCI's decision to implement the new Women's WorldTour, the 17-round series that recently wrapped up with Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) winning the first-ever title. Despite its success, the Dutchwoman believes the series has some improvements to make in the years to come. "It was necessary to come up with the Women's WorldTour to further develop...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

UCI defends TUE use after Russians hack Wiggins, Froome medical records

The UCI has joined the World Anti-Doping Agency and USADA in condemning the cyber-attacks on WADA's Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), which was compromised by supposed Russian hackers operating under the nomiker 'Fancy Bear'. Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were among the athletes whose confidential medical data was made public....
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador signs for Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo has confirmed the signing of Alberto Contador for the 2017 season. Cyclingnews reported in July that the Spaniard had put pen to paper with the team during the first rest day of the Tour de France, but his new squad opted to wait until after the conclusion of the Vuelta a España to make a formal announcement. Contador will be joined at Trek-Segafredo by his current...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins spokesperson on WADA leak: 'There's nothing new here'

Bradley Wiggins has responded to the leak of his medical information by hackers of the World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) systems with a statement issued through a spokesperson saying: "There's nothing new here." Tsar Team (APT28) – also known as 'Fancy Bear' – released a second round of data from its hack of WADA's Anti Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), with...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana wrap, Cavendish interview - Podcast

Subscribe to the Cyclingnews podcast today!  This week the Cyclingnews team look back at an exhilarating edition of the Vuelta a Espana, in which Nairo Quintana nudged Chris Froome into second place, and Esteban Chaves finished third.ADVERTISEMENT There are also exclusive interviews with Mark Cavendish and Dan Martin, both of whom have major objectives for the rest of the season...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome has 'no issues' with leaked TUE data from WADA hack

Team Sky has said that it followed due process in applying for the therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins that were highlighted by Russian cyber-hackers on Wednesday. Froome has said that he has "no issues" with the leak of information. Tsar Team (APT28) – also known as 'Fancy Bear' – has released a second round of data from its hack of the World...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour de France winners Froome and Wiggins named in confirmed 'Fancy Bear' WADA hack

Following on from its initial hack of World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), Russian cyber-hackers Tsar Team (APT28), also known as 'Fancy Bear', have released a second round of data with Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins among the 29 athletes named. WADA have confirmed the second leak of data. 'Fancy Bear' were able to access...
Via Cycling News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Giro d'Italia a possibility for Froome

Having finished second overall at the Vuelta a Espana to cap off a summer that also included a third Tour de France title and second Olympic Games time trial bronze medal, Chris Froome has started to look ahead to the 2017 season with a return to the Giro d'Italia a possibility. "I'm always open to anything. I wouldn't write (the Giro) off. But I think mostly important it's about...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong helps create new Aspen mountain bike event

A new mountain-biking event that features some of the best trails in the upper Roaring Fork Valley will be launched Sept. 18. The Aspen 50 was conceived by cyclist and part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong as a way to benefit the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and its work on trails. “While this inaugural ride is not actually a race, you can expect some truly fast riders...
Via The Denver Post
16 days ago

Steve Cummings: I always knew I had it in me - Podcast

Steve Cummings has had a long and varied career on the road and track. He’s ridden for some of the biggest teams in the world and forged a niche in the latter years of his career as one of the most successful breakaway riders in the modern peloton. On the eve of his Tour of Britain win Cyclingnews’ Daniel Benson sat down with the Dimension Data rider at the team’s hotel just...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana extends for two years as Movistar secures sponsorship until 2019

Vuelta a Espana winner Nairo Quintana has extended with Movistar Team until 2019. The 26-year-old Colombian, will therefore remain with the squad which he joined in 2012, and with which he has won two of cycling’s three Grand Tours, as well as finishing three times on the podium of the Tour de France. Movistar also confirmed on Monday, in the same press conference at the company...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins' custom Pinarello Dogma F8

Following Olympic success in Rio last month, Bradley Wiggins and his teammate, Owain Doull, received a custom painted Pinarello ahead of the 2016 edition of the Tour of Britain. The Union flag dominates the frame with gold decals and, on Wiggins' bike, a selection of his palmares adorns the top tube. The Dogma F8 frame is equipped with SRAM Red eTap, Zipp 404 wheels, SRM powermeter...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

First Vuelta a Espana victory for Nairo Quintana - Weekend Wrap

Vuelta a Espana Magnus Cort won his second and Orica-BikeExchange's fourth stage of the 2016 Vuelta a Espana as Nairo Quintana safely finished in the bunch to claim overall honours ahead of Chris Froome. The stage 21 city circuit in Madrid allowed the classification winners to enjoy a flute of champagne before the racing kicked off as Quentin Jauregui (AG2R La Mondiale), Pete...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana rises to top of WorldTour standings with Vuelta a Espana victory

Victory in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana has seen Nairo Quintana move to the top of the UCI WorldTour standings despite Peter Sagan's GP de Quebec victory and second place at the GP de Montreal. The Colombian, who becomes the fifth leader on on the standings, has accumulated 609 points which also sees Movistar lead the team standings with Spain the top nation Quintana's overall victory...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome hints at targeting Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double in 2017

Chris Froome (Sky) completed the Vuelta a España in second place overall behind Nairo Quintana on Sunday evening in Madrid, but as he looked the 2016 season, the Briton described it as his "most successful to date." After winning the Tour de France by a large margin, and coming 1:28 short of taking the victory in the Vuelta, Froome said that it is "definitely possible to win the...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana wins Spanish Vuelta ahead of Froome

MADRID (AP) Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d'Italia on his Grand Tour list of honors. The Colombian climbing expert had cemented his commanding lead over nearest rival Chris Froome in Saturday's decisive mountain stage. Following custom, Froome did not challenge Quintana on the traditional ride into the Spanish...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins hangs up his road bike at Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins closed out his long and distinguished road career Sunday on the final day of the Tour of Britain. The five-time Olympic gold medallist crossed the line of the London stage towards the rear of the bunch to finish 105th on GC. Yet places and standings mattered little to the thousands of fans who simply turned up to catch a glimpse of the British sporting icon. This...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nairo Quintana wins Spanish Vuelta ahead of Froome

MADRID (AP) Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d'Italia on his Grand Tour list of honors. The Colombian climbing expert had cemented his commanding lead over nearest rival Chris Froome on Saturday's decisive mountain stage. Following custom, Froome did not challenge Quintana on the traditional ride into the Spanish...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Roche: New team and new ambitions at BMC Racing

When Nicolas Roche found himself on the transfer market BMC Racing were quick to pursue the 32-year-old Irishman for next season. According to BMC's Richie Porte, Roche brings senses of calm and experience and will fit in perfectly with the team's Grand Tour plans for next season. "It's a new team and new ambitions for myself," Roche told Cyclingnews at the Tour of Britain. "I...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador slates Movistar in chasing Chaves for Vuelta a Espana podium

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has expressed surprise at the lack of support from Movistar to try and pull Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) back on the last mountainous stage of the Vuelta a Espana, after the Colombian climber's long-distance move pushed Contador off the podium and back down to fourth overall. Chaves' bold attack, combined with solid support from team-mate Damien...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador criticizes Movistar for not chasing Chaves for Vuelta a Espana podium

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has expressed surprise at the lack of support from Movistar to try and pull Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) back on the last mountainous stage of the Vuelta a Espana, after the Colombian climber's long-distance move pushed Contador off the podium and back down to fourth overall. Chaves' bold attack, combined with solid support from team-mate Damien...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome unable to dislodge Quintana in Vuelta a Espana finale

Chris Froome (Sky) launched a blizzard of attacks on the final summit finish of the Vuelta a España to try and shake arch-rival, but finally the Briton will have to settle for second overall after Nairo Quintana (Movistar) tenaciously responded to each of Froome's moves. Second in 2011, fourth in 2012, second in 2014 and a more than likely second again in 2016, Froome's battle...
Via Cycling News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana: Winning Vuelta a Espana gives confidence for Tour de France

Barring last-minute disaster, Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) will ride into Madrid on Sunday to claim the first Vuelta a Espana victory and second Grand Tour win of his career. For Colombia, this is the nation's first victory in the Vuelta since Lucho Herrera 29 years ago and for Movistar, Spain's only WorldTour team, the 2016 Vuelta is their first three-week tour since Quintana...
Via Cycling News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana holds off Froome, set to win Spanish Vuelta

ALTO DE AITANA , Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana is poised to win the Spanish Vuelta after protecting his lead over Chris Froome in Saturday's grueling penultimate stage in the southern mountains. Barring an accident or incident on the final stage's traditional arrival in Madrid, Movistar's Colombian climber will add the Vuelta to his Giro d'Italia title won in 2014. Pierre-Roger Latour...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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