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Tiernan-Locke joins Team Sky on two-year deal

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Team Sky have signed top British prospect Jonathan Tiernan-Locke on a two-year deal, the team said on Thursday. “The 27-year-old has penned a two-year deal and will join the team on the back of a remarkable season with Endura Racing which has yielded nine victories to date,” Sky said in […]

Contador winds down season with big win in Italy

Alberto Contador of Spain (C), Mark Cavendish (R) and Bradley Wiggins of Britain ride during the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) Contador, Gilbert and Wiggins to Race in Saturday’s Giro di Lombardia – Watch LIVE After a stunning victory at last week’s UCI […]

Gilbert delivers to become world champion

Philippe Gilbert of Belgium breaks away from the pack to win the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Favorite Philippe Gilbert duly delivered when he perfectly timed his final effort and won the cycling world […]

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 8: Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wins GC

It was Mark Cavendish’s (Sky) third win of the Tour, but it was 27-year-old Jonathan Tiernan-Locke who walked away with the overall victory. Locke (Endura Racing) is the first rider from Great Britain to win the modern incarnation of this race.

Wiggins illness hits British worlds bid

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins could be a doubt for the world championships next week after pulling out before the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain with illness on Friday. Team […]

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 5: Review

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens break down the day, as Bradley Wiggins gives up his position and Mark Cavendish gives up the GC lead.

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 4 Review

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens break down the day, as well as Mark Cavendish’s (Sky) chances to win the Tour.

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 3: Review

Ned Boulting and Matt Stephens breaks down the day, including interviews with stage winner Mark Cavendish (Sky) and tour leader Leigh Howard (Orica).

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 2: Howard beats Cavedish

This time Mark Cavendish (Sky) avoids a crash and heads for a sprint finish, but Leigh Howard (Orica) gets the win – and because of a gap, Boy Van Poppel (United) takes the GC lead.

2012 Tour of Britain: Stage 1: Luke Rowe wins after teammate crashes

Luke Rowe (Sky Procycling) finished with a time of 4:51:05, after fellow teammate Mark Cavendish went down with a few kms left to the finish.

Wiggins one step away from greatness

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) leads a pack of racers at Box Hill during the mens cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Whether Bradley Wiggins is the best British cyclist has produced will no longer be questionable if he follows his Tour de France title with Olympic time […]

Vinokourov upsets British party in road race

Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokourov celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Rigoberto Uran of Colombia took silver, with Alexander Kristoff of Norway claiming bronze. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Old school cycling […]

Phelps renews gold quest as sport takes the stage

USA swimmer Ryan Lochte (top black cap) looks at Michael Phelps as he laughs during practice four days before the 2012 London Olympics at the Aquatics Center. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE) By Kevin Liffey LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Cyclists and swimmers take center stage at the London Olympics on Saturday, hoping […]

Wiggins becomes Britain’s first winner

Sky Procycling rider and leader’s yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain celebrates on the finish line after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris, July 22, 2012. Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France when he claimed the 99th edition of the […]

Millar win highlights Britain’s strength

(From R to L) Garmin-Sharp rider David Millar of Britain, Team Europcar rider Cyril Gautier of France, AG2R La Mondiale rider Jean Christophe Peraud of France and Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Egoi Martinez of Spain cycle in a break away during the 12th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay-Davezieux, July […]

Sagan beats Greipel for third stage victory

Riders receive medical assistance after a collision during the sixth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Epernay and Metz, July 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Joel Saget) By Gilles le Roc’h METZ, France, July 6 (Reuters) – Peter Sagan sealed the first week of his maiden Tour de France with his third stage victory […]

Greipel wins second Tour stage in a row

Lotto-Belisol Team rider Andre Greipel of Germany (L) sprints ahead of Orica Greenedge rider Mathew Goss of Australia (2nd L) to win the fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin, July 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier) By Gilles Le Roc’h ST QUENTIN, France, July 5 (Reuters) – Andre Greipel […]

Hincapie in farewell Tour appearance

George Hincapie of the US, second left, uses his smart phone to take pictures during a training ride near Liege, Belgium, Friday June 29, 2012. The Tour de France cycling race starts on Saturday June 30 with the prologue, an individual time trial over 6,4 kilometers (4 miles) with start and finish in Liege, Belgium. […]

Wiggins the favorite in unpredictable race

Sky’s Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain, reacts after winning the 64th Dauphine cycling race, at the finish line of the last stage Morzine-Chatel, in Chatel, French Alps, Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) By Julien Pretot PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) – All the stars are aligned as Bradley Wiggins gears up to become the […]

Unfit Hushovd to skip Tour de France

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – Former world champion Thor Hushovd of Norway will skip next month’s Tour de France because he is not fit enough for a three-week race, his BMC team said on Monday. Hushovd, who is also expected to be one of Briton Mark Cavendish’s chief rivals in the Olympic road race in […]

Hesjedal becomes first Canadian to win Giro

Pink jersey holder and overall leader Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada holds the trophy on the podium after the 28.2km (17 miles) time trial in the 21st and last stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Milan, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal took the leader pink jersey after the last stage and winning the 95th […]

De Gendt takes spectacular solo win in Giro

Vacansoleil-DCM’s Thomas De Gendt of Belgium climbs on his way to win the 219km (136 miles) 20th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Caldes to Passo dello Stelvio, May 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham PASSO DELLO STELVIO, Italy , May 26 (Reuters) – Belgian Thomas De Gendt climbed to a solo stage win […]

Giro set for Galibier ascent in coming years

Chasers climb past a Galibier (2.556 m) milepost in the 109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) By Alasdair Fotheringham LIMONE SUL GARDA, Italy, May 21 (Reuters) – The Giro […]

Amador takes Costa Rica’s first Giro win

Movistar’s Andrey Amador of Costa Rica (L) sprints ahead of NetApp’s Jan Barta of Czech Republic to win the 206-km 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Cherasco to Cervinia, May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham CERVINIA, Italy, May 19 (Reuters) – Andrey Amador earned himself a niche in cycling’s history books on […]

Ferrari surprises the favorites with bunch sprint win

Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela’s Roberto Ferrari of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 255-km 11th stage from Assisi to Montecatini Terme of the Giro d’Italia, May 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham MONTECATINI TERME, Italy, May 16 (Reuters) – Unheralded Italian team Androni Giocattoli upset the big favorites for a second […]

Spain’s Ventoso takes crash-blighted ninth stage of Giro

Movistar’s Francisco Alberdi Ventoso (R) of Spain sprints to win the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FROSINONE, Italy (Reuters) May 14 – Spain’s Francisco Ventoso won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday in a […]

Rubiano Chavez wins stage six of Giro, Malori leads

Miguel Rubiano Chavez of Colombia celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (130-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant’Elpidio of the Giro d’Italia, May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Italy, May 11 (Reuters) – Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from Urbino to Porto Sant’ElPidio on […]

Stage-by-Stage Recap: 2012 Giro d’Italia

RadioShack-Nissan team riders and Tyler Farrar, left, line up before the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012, to remember Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt, who died during last year’s third stage. The race also paid tribute to Horsens mayor Jan Troejborg, who died Sunday of a heart attack while […]

Goss wins stage three of Giro d’Italia

Taylor Phinney, of the United States, receives assistance after crashing during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012. Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were […]

Giro course suits late addition Frank Schleck

Radioshack Nissan Trek riders Andy (L) and Frank Schleck (R) of Luxembourg attend the team’s official presentation in Esch-sur-Alzette, January 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Thierry Roge) By Alasdair Fotheringham HERNING, Denmark (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck cancelled his holiday plans to take part in the Giro d’Italia but the Radioshack rider said he had no regrets at […]

A star studded entry list for the 2012 Giro d’Italia

A picture shows the peloton during the 12th stage of the 94th Tour of Italy, run from Castelfidardo to Ravenna on May 19, 2011. Contador retained the pink jersey after the 12th stage of the Giro. (LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images) Milan, April 30 2012 – A total of 198 riders, from 22 different countries, are set […]

Five reasons why you should watch the Giro d’Italia this year

French John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) rides during the individual uphill time trial in stage 16 of the 93rd Giro d’Italia, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones, on May 25, 2010 in Plan de Corones. (Luk Beines/AFP/Getty Images) By Klaus, Special to Universal Sports | cyclinginquisition.com It feels like it was a […]

 
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