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Nick Nuyens speaks out about Garmin Sharp

Recently retired Belgian rider, Nick Nuyens, has spoken out about his treatment by former Garmin team. He told De Standaard "I don't like to throw mud at anyone, but what I experienced during my last two seasons was enough.” "Last year, when I had heart problems, I found out that they had already seen in the US that my heartbeat...

Michael Rasmussen to help young drug addicts on cycling project

Former professional cyclist, Michael Rasmussen, has found a new job, working as as a coach and mentor for young addicts and criminals who this summer will be cycling from Denmark to Alpe d'Huez. After the collapse of the Christina Watches team, Rasmussen was without work. Now, the 40 year old has been employed on a consultancy basis to help the...

Rio 2016 Road Race route adapted to start and finish at Copacabana

The UCI have announced that the Men’s and Women’s Rio 2016 Olympic Road Race course have been altered and will now start and finish at the iconic Copacabana beach. With a combination of steep climbs and descents and long flat coastal sections, the Road Race will pass through some of the most picturesque parts of the city including the...

Tour de France animation team nominated for Oscar

The team behind the Tour de France animation 'Bon Voyage' have been nominated for an Oscar for their film 'A Single Life'. Utrecht filmmakers Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen have been nominated for an Oscar in the category “Short Animation Film” with their flick, “A Single Life”. The nominations were announced in Los Angeles today. This is...

Boonen, Cavendish and Kwiatkowski speak at Etixx Quick Step team launch

Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish and Michal Kwiatkowski talk at the launch of the Etixx - Quick Step team at the Ghent Velodrome. We're expecting big things of the team this season.

Matt Brammeier to kick off season Down Under

Matt Brammeier, who was announced yesterday as a new signing for MTN Qhubeka is set to start his season in Australia. He has been named as one of the team's starters in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. The UCI 1.1 race takes place in Geelong, along part of the course of the 2010 UCI World Road Championships where...

“I dream that Tom Boonen will give us a double success in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix”

Etixx-Quick-Step had their team launch at the Flemish Cycling Centre in Ghent yesterday evening, where they presented the 2015 team to fans and sponsors. With the exception of the riders participating in the Tour Down Under, all other riders were present at the event. "It is a unique public relations opportunity for our sponsors and their customers to see...

Looking back to 1950 at the first African team in the Tour de France

By Graham Healy It was widely reported yesterday that MTN-Qhubeka were set to become the first African team to take part in the Tour de France. The South African team were selected as one of the wildcards for this year's race. However, the first African team in the Tour took to the start line of the 1950 race. That year, a...

Emma O’Reilly to open indoor training centre in Manchester

Former cycling physiotherapist Emma O'Reilly is set to launch the indoor training and performance brand Pro Spin and the fitness-only concept Spin Club, along with Jennie Duschenes. The first site, which is due to open later this month, is based near Manchester Airport between Hale and Wilmslow, and the pair is close to securing a second site in the...

Training With The Pros #1 Team Giant Alpecin

Some very entertaining and insightful commentary during a training ride with Marcel Kittel's Team Giant Alpecin while out on a training ride in Adelaide.

Sam Bennett’s Bora Argon 18 team selected for the Tour de France

The Tour de France organisation have announced their wild card selections for this year’s race, and Sam Bennett’s Bora Argon 18 team have been announced amongst the selected teams. As expected, French teams Cofidis, Europcar and Bretagne-Séché_Environnement were given the nod, with the two other places going to MTN Qhubeka and Bora. Bora, or Team Net App Endura as...

Nick Nuyens announces retirement from cycling

Nick Nuyens announced his retirement from professional cycling yesterday, having failed to secure a new contract for the 2015 season. The 34 year old Belgian rider scored a number of top wins during his career, most notably the 2011 Tour of Flanders. He also took victory in Paris-Brussels, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and Dwars Door Vlaanderen. Nuyens made the statement at a press conference...

Some good news for Robert Gesink

Dutch rider Robert Gesink (Team Lotto NL Jumbo) has suffered a lot of tragedy and bad luck over the past number of years, but he had some good news to share yesterday, with the birth of his son Bram. He tweeted the following message. In 2010, Gesink's father died of injuries from a cycling crash. He suffered a serious crash...

Bennett, Deignan and Martin to start season in Majorca

Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18), Philip Deignan (Team Sky) and Dan Martin (Cannondale Garmin) have been listed amongst the provisional starters for the forthcoming Challenge Ciclista Mallorca, which is the opening European race of the season. The race has a somewhat unusual format whereby riders can pick and choose which events they will take part in. The four stages are...

Mass brawl at the Vuelta al Táchira

The Vuelta ciclista al Táchira stage race takes place in western Venezuela. This year's race is part of the UCI America Tour, and started on the 9th of January, finishing on the 18th. It seems that tensions are running a little high judging by this series of photos taken by Luis Contreras. This brawl took place after the end of the...

Zdenek Stybar will miss out on Cyclocross World Championships

Defending World Champion, Zdenek Stybar, has confirmed from his Etixx - Quick-Step team's training camp in Calpe that he will not take part in the Cyclocross World Championships at the end of the month in his home country. "I am 100 percent sure that I will not be at the start. I'm having too much trouble with my shoulder injury",...

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Elisa Longo Borghini solos to overall victory at Emakumeen Bira

It was a thrilling ending to Emakumeen Bira, the four-day WorldTour race in the Basque Country, as Elisa Longo Borghini rode away on the...

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