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“I want to win more this year” Sam Bennett speaks ahead of season start

A year after making his debut at Pro Continental level, Sam Bennett (Bora Argon 18) is confident that he can go even better than last season. We spoke to him during his recent team training camp in Mallorca, and asked how he has gotten on over the winter. “The winter has gone well. I’ve lost some weight since last year,...

Mark Cavendish rules out using an onboard camera

The use of onboard cameras have provided some great footage from races in recent times, but former World Champion, Mark Cavendish, has ruled out using one on his bike during races. The Manxman won his first race of the season, when he took the honours on the final stage of the Tour de San Luis on Sunday. He said about...

2015 An Post Rás route announced

Unveiling a fast and tactical route which totals almost 1,200 kilometres, the organisers of An Post Rás today launched what could be one of the most suspenseful editions of the race in recent history. Deliberately omitting some of the tough first category climbs that have featured in recent years, the emphasis this time around is on opening up the...

Incredibly emotional week for Olivier Kaisen and Ludivine Henrion

Belgian ex-professional Olivier Kaisen (31) and his wife, the Belgian international Ludivine Henrion (31) suffered a terrible tragedy last Friday when their 15 month old son Jussi died after having been admitted to hospital with an infection of the respiratory tract. The following day, Ludivine gave birth to their daughter Lizzy. A former team mate of Ludivine's, Maaike Polspoel,...

Philip Deignan is set to line up in two Mallorcan races

Team Sky have announced their starters for each of the races that form the Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca. The races will see a number of new signings start their first race for the British team, namely Leopold König, Elia Viviani and Andy Fenn. Philip Deignan is set to start in the Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana this Friday and the Trofeo...

Personalised Race Jerseys for all MTN-Qhubeka Riders – Matt Brammeier to wear ‘I’

All MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders are set to wear different letters on the back of their jerseys this year. The intention of the personalised letters is to make it easier to spot where particular MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung riders are in the peloton this year. According to a statement from the team, "This innovation, while fun, is also really...

Mark Cavendish wins final stage of Tour de San Luis

Mark Cavendish (Etixx Quick Step) has won his first race of the season, as he sprinted to victory on the final stage of the Tour de San Luis. After coming close to victory earlier in the week, Cavendish finally got the win. He won the sprint ahead of Fernando Gaviria (Colombian National Team), a two-time stage winner this week, and...

More onboard footage of Jérémy Roy avoiding crashes

Jérémy Roy Roy (FDJ) has uploaded another video, which once again shows his impressive bike handling skills and also his good luck on the final stage of the Tour Down Under. Using onboard front and rear facing cameras, Roy shows how he manages to swerve out of the way of one crash, and his rear-facing camera shows how he avoided...

Watch the highlights of the last stage of the Santos Tour Down Under

Today's final stage of the Tour Down Under consisted of 20 laps of a 4.5 kilometre circuit around King William Road in Adelaide. Starting the stage, Rohan Dennis (BMC) wore the leader's ochre jersey, but Richie Porte (Team Sky) was just two seconds behind. With bonus seconds available on this final stage, it meant it was all to play for.

The validity of Roman Kreuziger’s lie detector results

Roman Kreuziger has posted a picture of himself on his personal website taking a lie detector test, claiming that results from the test show that he didn't dope. In June 2014, Tinkoff-Saxo announced that Kreuziger was being temporarily suspended from racing after the UCI questioned abnormalities in his biological passport from 2011 and 2012, when he was with the Astana...

Watch the final kilometres of Stage 5 of the Santos Tour Down Under

Today's 151 kilometre stage of the Tour Down Under from McLaren Vale to Wilunga Hill was expected to be decisive. The Queen stage would see the riders tackle Willunga Hill twice, and race leader Rohan Dennis (Team BMC) could expect a challenge to his ochre jersey. Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin), Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge) and Richie Porte (Team Sky) were...

That Tour Down Under crash from a different angle

Earlier today, we posted the onboard camera footage of the crash at the end of today's stage of the Tour Down Under. It was filmed from the bike of Frenchman Jeremy Roy (FDJ.fr) whereby he somehow managed to avoid going down. Here's the crash filmed from a different angle. In this footage, you can see Roy sneaking through on the...

Want to own Alberto Contador’s S-Works Tarmac?

The Tinkoff Saxo team and bicycle manufacturer Specialized are auctioning one of Alberto Contador's bikes. The 'S-Works Tarmac' is the bike with which the Spaniard 2014 rode to victory in the 2014 Vuelta a Espana. The money will go to the Matonyok Parents Trust orphanage which the riders visited during their expedition to Kilimanjaro last November. The online auction starts on...

Incredible onboard footage of the crash at the Tour Down Under

Watch this footage from Jeremy Roy's onboard camera at the Tour Down Under. There was a crash on today's fourth stage to Mount Barker which happened in the final 150 metres. Somehow Roy managed to avoid it. The slow motion footage makes it even more impressive. Roy's message for the video was "On board the crash !! Don't ask me how...

Watch the final kilometres of Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under

The riders faced 144 kilometres today on the stage from Glenelg to Mount Barker. Today's stage headed south of Adelaide along the coast, before turning inland and heading back north to the finish. After winning yesterday's stage, Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) held a small lead over his teammate Cadel Evans, with Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin) in third.

Tom Boonen’s good news reminded us of another Paris-Roubaix winner who became a dad to twins

Earlier this week, we reported that Tom Boonen had become a father to twin girls, Valentine and Jacqueline. Boonen is not the first Paris-Roubaix winner to become a father of twins. In 1990, the winner of the race in 1984 and 1986, Sean Kelly, celebrated the birth of twins, Nigel and Stacey. We're not sure which twin Sean is holding in...

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Primož Roglič wraps up overall victory at the Vuelta a España

Primož Roglič has won Vuelta a España after finishing safely in the bunch on the final stage to Madrid. His victory was the first...

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