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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...
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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...
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Eisel: Linking up with Cavendish is a possibility for next year

The next two weeks are ‘crunch time’ for Bernhard Eisel as he looks to secure a new contract for 2016. The Team Sky road captain is out of contract at the end of this season, having served at the British WorldTour team since 2012 but he is relaxed about his options. At the recent RideLondon Classic the 34-year-old sat Eisel down with Cyclingnews to talk about his chances of...
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10 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...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phinney announces his comeback with third-place finish in Utah

Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) announced his return to professional cycling Monday with a podium performance during the opening stage at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Phinney finished third after he bridged to a group of four riders on the second of two closing circuits in Logan and eventually finished third to fellow Boulder, Colorado, residents Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tour of Utah peloton surprised, disappointed in Danielson news

Reaction to news that Tom Danielson (Cannondale-Garmin) tested positive in an out-of-competition test in July coursed through the team parking lot before the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah rolled out of Logan Monday morning, with the majority of riders expressing surprise, disappointment and a hesitance to go on the record. Danielson teammate Alex Howes finished second on the stage...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins not guaranteed Olympic team pursuit spot, says Sutton

Team GB technical director Shane Sutton has said that Sir Bradley Wiggins is not guaranteed a place in Britain’s team pursuit line-up having rejoined Britain’s track squad preparing for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. "Do I think Brad can make it? Yes, of course I do. Is it a given? No," Sutton said when asked about Wiggins’ prospects of gaining selection for the...
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23 hours 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...
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Cannondale-Garmin not thinking about Danielson at Tour de Pologne

It’s fair to suggest that the atmosphere at the Cannondale-Garmin breakfast table in Rawa Mazowiecka, Poland, wasn’t the most pleasant this morning. The riders and staff at the Tour de Pologne woke up to the news that on the other side of the world, on the eve of the Tour of Utah, Tom Danielson had retuned a positive test for synthetic testosterone. Such a situation is far from...
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Tom Danielson tests positive for synthetic testosterone

PARIS (AP) American cyclist Tom Danielson says he tested positive for synthetic testosterone in an out-of-competition test performed last month. Danielson, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, said on Twitter that he did not take any banned substance. Danielson, who rides for the Cannondale Garmin team, added that he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that a sample collected...
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Tom Danielson tests positive for testosterone

Tom Danielson (Cannondale Garmin) has claimed that he has returned a positive test for synthetic testosterone. The rider announced the news of the positive test on his Twitter account on Sunday evening. He had been due to race the Tour of Utah but will now miss the event as he awaits the results from his B sample. "Tonight has been one of the worst nights of my life. While I was...
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Luca Guercilena: There’s a 35% chance of Trek signing Mark Cavendish

Trek Factory Racing’s general manager, Luca Guercilena, has told Cyclingnews that there is only a 35 per cent chance of his team signing sprinter Mark Cavendish for 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Cavendish is out of contract for next season but has been linked with a volley of WorldTour teams included Trek Factory Racing, MTN-Qhubeka and BMC. His current team, Etixx-QuickStep have yet to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansson joins Wiggle-Honda for 2016 season

Wiggle-Honda have announced the signing of Swedish national champion Emma Johansson for the 2016 season. Johansson, who is currently second in the World Cup standings, joins the team on a two-year contract. However, it appears that only one of those will be spent as a rider as she is set to bring her career to a close with the Belgian-registered team next season. “After 10 years...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phinney to make comeback to cycling at Tour of Utah

Taylor Phinney had to endure such a long rehab from a devastating injury that the Olympic cyclist picked up painting and learned to fly a plane, just to help pass the time. On Monday, he'll get back to doing what he loves most. The former world pursuit champion and two-time national time trial champion will make his return to racing at the Tour of Utah, a seven-day stage race beginning...
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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen, Gilbert, Van Avermaet certain for Belgian Worlds team

Belgian national coach Carlo Bomans will not finalise his team for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond until September 7, but he says that if they are on form, Tom Boonen, Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet are certain to be in the squad. Van Avermaet is Belgium's top-ranked rider in the WorldTour rankings in 17th, thanks to his Tour de France stage victory and podium...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

News shorts: Gaviria to debut with Etixx-Quickstep alongside Cavendish in RideLondon

Gaviria to debut alongside Cavendish at RideLondon, Contreras signed for two years Etixx-Quickstep today announced the signing of two riders as trainees for the remainder of the season and will then continue as neo-pros for the next two years. Fernando Gaviria, 20, the reigning Omnium world champion and winner of two stages at the Tour de San Luis had already been linked to the...
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Boonen hoping to build Worlds form at Eneco Tour

With the World Championships just under two months away, Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) is hoping that he can hit the ground running at the Eneco Tour in just under two weeks. Boonen, who has recently finished the Tour de Wallonie, confirmed yesterday that he would skip the Vuelta a España in favour of the Belgian/Dutch race. "The Eneco Tour is the first race where I really want...
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Valverde and Rodriguez to face off at Clásica San Sebastián

The WorldTour one-day races will resume at the Clásica Ciclista San Sebastián on Saturday where Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde will line up as the top ranked rider in the series and the defending champion, with a goal of winning his third title. It won’t be an easy feat, however, as the race will showcase a strong field of competitors including his compatriot Joaquim Rodriguez...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Tour de France is most-watched on NBCSN since 2010

Cycling is a sport that’s suffered hits due to Lance Armstrong and doping. But with a scandal-free season going into this year’s Tour de France, NBCSN saw its numbers rise for the month-long event that concluded last weekend. Sports Media Watch notes that the 2015 Tour saw its best viewership in five years dating  back to Lance Armstrong’s last time in the event. Throughout...
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Kreuziger replaces sick Contador as captain in Clásica San Sebastián

Roman Kreuziger will head up the Tinkoff-Saxo team for the Clásica San Sebastián, stepping in for Alberto Contador who stopped his season early due to illness. Kreuziger will be joined in the WorldTour event by Matteo Tosatto, Manuele Boaro, Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Pavel Brutt, Oliver Zaugg and Chris Juul-Jensen. “Obviously, the team's main objective was for Alberto...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Van Garderen to skip Pro Challenge in favor of Vuelta

After a disappointing run at the Tour de France, Tejay Van Garderen wants to redeem himself, and he only has one last big shot to do it. Van Garderen, of Team BMC, dropped out of the Tour de France in the 17th Stage due to illness after the second rest day. He was in third place in the general classification and had a chance at his first GC podium at the Tour. His withdrawal was...
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Bahamontes: Valverde should try to win the Tour de France in 2016

Federico Martín Bahamontes has urged Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) to try to improve on his third place in the 2015 Tour de France and go for the overall win next July. Speaking to Spanish news agency EFE, Bahamontes predicted Valverde "will go for another Tour, because if he's finished third, then it's his obligation to go for second or first." Bahamontes was particularly impressed...
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Wiggins to relive Olympic glory with his developmental team in Prudential RideLondon

Bradley Wiggins will return to the Prudential RideLondon for the second year, this time bringing his own Team WIGGINS to the race and riding in support of his young, talented teammates. The race holds a special place for Wiggins, who claimed Olympic gold in 2012 in the individual time trial after his Tour de France victory, bringing his Olympic tally to four gold medals. This year...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

News shorts: Illness forces Contador to skip San Sebastian and end season

Contador ends season due to illness Alberto Contador had planned to end his season with the Clasica San Sebastian, but has now announced he will not ride the Spanish race. “Good morning all,3 days after the Tour still continue with fever. Sorrowfully I cannot be in San Sebastian,” he Tweeted Wednesday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Contador had hoped to be the first to win the Giro...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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