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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",...

2015 Vuelta a Espana route announced

In 2015 the Vuelta turns 80 and celebrates its 70th edition that will begin on the 22nd of August in Puerto Banus, in the province of Malaga, with a 7-kilometre Team Time Trial and the joy and responsibility of reaching the level of the 2014 edition, where Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde completed an unforgettable podium. The first...

Dunne, Mullen and Wilson for Grand Prix d’Ouverture La Marseillaise

The provisional start list for one of the opening races of the European season, the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise, has been announced, and the following is the An Post Chain Reaction team named. Aidis Kruopis Paulius Siskevicius Jack Wilson Xandro Meurisse Ryan Mullen Alistair Slater Conor Dunne Jens Vandenbogaerde Last year's edition which ended in a bunch sprint was won by former...

No Rio Olympics for Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) has told BBC Sport that he is unlikely to race the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He said, “It’s not 100 percent I’m not doing the Olympics, but it’s difficult, It probably won’t happen, if I’m honest. I’ve got a road job.” Cavendish added, “The road race doesn’t suit me. The time trial, well, I’m not a...

“This move is something I’ve wanted for a long time” Nicolas Roche on his move to Team Sky

Team Sky have published an interview with one of their new recruits for the 2015 season, Nicolas Roche, who speaks about his first impressions of the teams, aims for the season and his friendship with Philip Deignan. Below is the interview.   One of six new rider arrivals over the winter, Roche has quickly settled into the team as he enters...

“The professionalism of the team provides a mental boost” Jens Vandenbogaerde, An Post’s new signing

New signing for the An Post - Chain Reaction team, Jens Vandenbogaerde, has spoken to cyclingsite.be about his move to the Irish team, and his hopes for next season. The Belgian is particularly strong against the clock, winning the Belgian U23 time trial championship last year, and hopes for more good performances in time trials this year. He spoke about his...

First look at Dan Martin’s new Cannondale-Garmin jersey at team launch

The launch of the 2015 Cannondale-Garmin team took place last night in the IAC building in New York City. The team’s official 2015 kit was unveiled at the launch. The team members at the launch were Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe Dombrowski and Ted King along with CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

Boonen, Devolder and Lefevere suspected of tax evasion

Het Nieuwsblad has reported that Tom Boonen, Stijn Devolder and Etixx-Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere are suspected of tax fraud and must appear in court. A Kortrijk prosecutor has been investigating alleged tax evasion of the cyclists and Lefevre, and thefraud is said to involve "significant amounts". "It is a complex fraud scheme that was set up with the...

A mechanic’s view of the Vuelta

This footage from last year's Vuelta shows the work done by the Shimano neutral service mechanics on the support motorbikes in helping cyclists with punctures. The cyclists that this mechanic comes to the aid of are Alexey Lutsenko, Maxime Bouet and Philip Deignan.

UK cyclist banned for two years for refusing to provide a sample

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that cyclist Jason White has been suspended from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr White is banned after refusing to provide a sample on 28 September 2014 at the Richardsons-Trek Road Team Road Race. The rider is banned from all competition from 12 November 2014 to 11 November 2016. UKAD...

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