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Live from Hollywood: Cannondale Pro Cycling launches 2013 team

Bethel, CT – Jan. 13, 2013 – Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), launched its 2013 pro cycling team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, this past weekend at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Team captains Ivan Basso, Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani, and Moreno Moser walked the Cannondale Pro Cycling carpet amidst the […]

2012 Full Event Replays

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Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda unveils 2013 roster

Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda today unveiled its 2013 roster, it’s youngest roster ever – with additions for 2013 including Rohan Dennis, Caleb Fairly, Lachlan Morton and Steele Von Hoff. “We had our strongest season in the history of the team in 2012, with our first Grand Tour win at the Giro, and we’ll be looking to build […]

Yearender: Armstrong case sends shockwaves, Britain rules

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]

Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda adds Caleb Fairly

Caleb Fairly of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad drives the peloton in defense of the the overall race leaders jersey of teammate Patrick Gretsch of Germany during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Chaffee County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) […]

Universal Sports’ Top 12 in ’12: No. 7

 No. 7: Cycling Phenom Taylor Phinney Dons the Maglia Rosa Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. Taylor Phinney pulled on the very first maglia rosa of the 2012 Giro d’Italia and became the first American to wear the pink jersey […]

Scarponi banned for three months for visiting Ferrari

By Julien Pretot LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been handed a three-month retroactive ban for visiting banned sports doctor Michele Ferrari, his team said on Wednesday. Lampre team media officer Andrea Appiani told Reuters in a text message that Scarponi’s ban started on Oct. 1, meaning that […]

Contador’s team get World Tour status, Katusha rejected

LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador’s Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team were granted an automatic spot for the top cycling races of 2013, at the expense of world number one Joaquim Rodriguez’s Katusha team on Monday. “The request from the team Katusha for registration in the first division has been […]

Scarponi suspended by team for visit to Ferrari

Italian rider Michele Scarponi gets ready prior the nineth166km stage of the Giro d’Italia going from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone on May 14, 2012 in San Giorgio del Sanno. (Luk Beines/AFP/GettyImages) PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been suspended by his Lampre team for visiting banned […]

Tour celebrates centenary with prestige route

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, October 24, 2012. The 100th Tour de France route, with 21 stages, features three time trials, will start from June 29, 2013 in Porto-Vecchio in Corsica, take l’Alpe d’Huez’s 21 hairpins twice […]

Tony Martin remains emperor of Beijing

Tour winner Tony Martin of Germany, center, second place Francesco Gavazzi of Italy, left, and third place Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, right, spray champagne to celebrate during an award ceremony for the 2012 Tour of Beijing cycling competitions on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) Courtesy of […]

Dramatic finish of the Great Wall as Francesco Gavassi claims victory

Francesco Gavazzi wins stage 3 of the Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) won stage three of the Tour of Beijing, in a close uphill sprint finish at the Great Wall on Thursday. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) retained the lead but he was put under strong pressure by […]

Tony Martin makes his own time trial

Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Germany’s Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) added some panache to the Tour of Beijing with a solo victory on stage two into Mentougou, in the western hills of Beijing, on Wednesday. The defending champion, who missed the time trial on the course this year and said his “chances to repeat his victory […]

Viviani wins fast and furious opening stage

Elio Viviani wins stage one of the 2012 Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) is the first to wear the red jersey of leader of the Tour of Beijing after he took victory on the opening stage in a bunch sprint on Tuesday. Viviani is already a worthy ambassador […]

Wide open Tour of Beijing set for second edition in Chinese Capital

Germany’s Tony Martin of the HTC-Highroad team sprints over the finish line to win the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing cycling race in Beijing on October 5, 2011. The race is the first of its kind in Asia, as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to expand into new continents. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty […]

Andy Schleck continues return at the Tour of Beijing

Radioshack Nissan Trek rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg reacts after crossing the finish line of the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Two-time Tour de France runner up Andy Schleck will make the trip to China for the […]

Kenyan cycling develops with Asian photographer’s focus

Kenyan Riders’ team members pose for a photograph at their camp in Iten, Rift Valley province of Kenya April 2012. Fascinated by the notion of turning the world’s most gifted long distance runners into kings of the saddle, Nicholas Leong packed up his life in Singapore and moved to Kenya’s Rift Valley. It mattered little […]

Rodriguez claims first Spanish win in Lombardy

BMC Racing Team rider and world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium waves at the start of the 251km (155,96 miles) Tour of Lombardy (Giro di Lombardia) from Bergamo to Lecco, September 29, 2012. Gilbert crashed out and was unable to finish the race. (REUTERS/Stringer) Sept 29 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez became the first Spaniard to […]

Gilbert hopes a rainbow will shine over Il Lombardia on Gimondi’s birthday

Bergamo – 28 September 2012 – Il Lombardia, tomorrow’s 251km race from Bergamo to Lecco, will be the first in the rainbow jersey for the newly appointed World Champion, Philippe Gilbert. Taking place just one week from the UCI Road World Championships, riders will be looking to Il Lombardia to take their revenge on the […]

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 […]

Il Lombardia: Three days of celebration in Bergamo

Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) shares a laugh with five-time Tour de France winner Belgian Eddie Merckx (R) and 1965 Tour de France winner, Italian rider Felice Gimondi, after receiving a limited edition of “Look 586 Monte Carlo” bicycle on July 3, 2009 in the principalty of Monaco, on the eve of the start […]

Contador reinforces position as stage race king

Team Saxo Bank rider and leader of the race Alberto Contador of Spain cycles during the 21st stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Cercedilla and Madrid, September 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham MADRID, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador reinforced his status as the world’s leading stage-race […]

Bennati ends Degenkolb’s run of Vuelta bunch sprint wins

Radioshack-Nissan rider Daniele Bennati (L) of Italy crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Aguilar de Campoo and Valladolid, September 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham VALLADOLID, Spain, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Italy’s Daniele Bennati of the RadioShack-Nissan squad ended a run […]

I’m calm because I expect Contador to win, says Vuelta leader

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez (C) of Spain, Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador (R) of Spain and Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde of Spain cycle the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair […]

Contador vows to fight to the end in Vuelta

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham COMILLAS, Spain, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he would pull out all the stops in […]

Rodriguez takes big step towards final victory in Vuelta

Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Dario Cataldo of Italy cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham CUITU NEGRU, Spain, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez edged closer to the Tour of Spain title after finishing third […]

Rodriguez strengthens lead with third stage win

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Palas de Rei and Puerto de Ancares, September 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham ANCARES, Spain, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez […]

Briton Cummings claims biggest stage win of career

BMC Racing Team rider Stephen Cummings (R) of Britain cycles during the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Santiago de Compostela and Ferrol, August 31, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham FERROL, Spain, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s Steven Cummings, who has had a season full of thrills and […]

Race leader Rodriguez wins Vuelta sixth stage

Katusha Team rider Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Tarazona and Jaca, August 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez) By Alasdair Fotheringham JACA-FUERTE DE RAPITAN, Spain, Aug 23(Reuters) – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez strengthened his hold on overall race lead […]

Cavendish probably has to leave Sky – Wiggins

Mark Cavendish (GBR) and Bradley Wiggins (GBR) lead during the rest day of the 2012 Tour de France. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins believes team mate Mark Cavendish has to leave Team Sky to advance his career, the Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion […]

Wiggins to race in Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins will race in his home Tour of Britain next month. The Tour of Britain has long been viewed as a minor stage […]

Movistar win opening Vuelta time trial, Castroviejo leads

Spanish cyclists Movistar Team celebrate on the podium after winning the 16.5 kilometer (10.25 mile) first special chrono stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race that finished in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) By Alasdair Fotheringham PAMPLONA, Spain, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Local favorites Movistar got a rousing reception after […]

Todd’s Take: 2012 Vuelta a España

Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo (C) of Geox TMC celebrates on the podium after winning the Vuelta cycling tour of Spain next the second British Christopher Froome (R) of Skyprocycling and third British Bradley Wiggins of Skyprocycling in Madrid on September 11, 2011. The stage was a 95,6 kms ride from Circuito del Jamara-RACE to Madrid. […]

Phinney still looking for medal to call his own

U.S. cyclist Tejay van Garderen, right, is flanked by Taylor Phinney as he waves before the the Men’s Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Steve Keating July 28 (Reuters) – As the pack flashed past Buckingham Palace and turned onto the finishing stretch […]

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Hesjedal joins list of injury withdrawals

By Mark Meadows TOMBLAINE, France, July 7 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal was among a string of injured riders to quit the Tour de France on Saturday following a series of nasty crashes. In total 17 riders have so far withdrawn after a brutal first week at the world’s greatest race, with FDJ-Big […]

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 […]

Cavendish goes it alone for 21st win

Mark Cavendish of Britain, right with yellow helmet, crosses the finish line ahead of Andre Greipel of Germany, left, and Matthew Harley Gross of Australia, right, to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 207.5 kilometers (129 miles) with start in Vise and finish in Tournai, Belgium, Monday July 2, […]

A touch of pink in Pasadena

The summer breeze brings a touch of pink to California and the spirit of Giro d’Italia arrives in the United States: the first edition of Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia in Pasadena (Sunday, July 22) was just announced to an enthusiastic crowd of media, local authorities and fans. The press conference took place in front of […]

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 […]

Team Garmin-Barracuda announces 2012 Tour de France roster

Canadian rider Ryder Hesjedal gets ready for the start of the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race going from San Vito di Cadore to Vedelago on May 24, 2012. (LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images) June 21, 2012 – Team Garmin-Barracuda today announced its much-anticipated 2012 Tour de France roster. The squad is headlined by recent […]

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 […]

Guardini inflicts surprise defeat on Cavendish

Farnese Vini-Selle Italia’s Andrea Guardini of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 149-km Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia from San Vito di Cadore to Vedelago, May 24, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham VEDELAGO, Italy , May 24 (Reuters) – Up-and-coming Italian Andrea Guardini inflicted a surprise defeat on […]

Schleck withdrawal disappoints team manager

Radioshack-Nissan Frank Schleck of Luxembourg arrives before the start of the 166-km 9th stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PLAN DEI RESINELLI, Italy, May 20 (Reuters) – RadioShack Nissan manager Johan Bruyneel said he was “disappointed” by team leader Frank Schleck of Luxembourg’s decision […]

Cavendish plans to head for mountains after stage win

Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish (2nd R) of Britain sprints to win the 121-km 13th stage from Savona to Cervere of the Giro d’Italia May 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham CERVERE, Italy, May 18 (Reuters) – British world champion Mark Cavendish won his third bunch sprint of this year’s Giro d’Italia and the […]

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 […]

Rodriguez roars to stage win and overall lead

Katusha Team rider Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain is embraced by his teammate and compatriot Alberto Losada after winning the186-km 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Civitavecchia to Assisi, May 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham ASSISI, Italy, May 15 (Reuters) – Spanish overall contender Joaquim Rodriguez used his trademark uphill surge to blast […]

Tiralongo makes late lunge for mountain victory

Astana Pro Team’s Paolo Tiralongo celebrates on the podium after winning the 205-km seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia from Recanati to Rocca di Cambio, May 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham ROCCA DI CAMBIO, Italy, May 12 – A last-minute lunge for the line at the Rocca di Cambio summit finish earned Italian […]

Tour of California starts on Sunday

The breakaway group rides through a tunnel during Stage 7 of the Tour of California cycling race on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Los Angeles County, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Tour of California, the most prestigious annual cycling race in the United States, gets underway on […]

“Hour of Power” for the last Judo spot

Cuban Ronald Girones (Blue) struggles with the US Michael Eldred in the men’s Judo -73kg bronze medal fight, during the Guadalajara 2011 XVI Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 28, 2011. Gorones won a bronze medal. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images) NOTE: This event will be streamed live and free on our homepage at 2pm ET/11am […]

Cavendish celebrates earliest win in a Grand Tour

Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish of Britain smiles at the start of the 206km (128 miles) second stage of the Giro d’Italia in Herning, Denmark, May 6, 2012. Cavendish won the stage while Taylor Phinney of the U.S. retained the leader’s pink jersey. The 95th Giro d’Italia started in Herning Denmark, and will finish in […]

Former track great Phinney turns to road success in Italy

BMC rider Taylor Phinney of the U.S. celebrates as he wears the lead rider’s pink jersey on the podium after winning the opening time trial of the Giro d’Italia in Herning May 5, 2012. Phinney was quickest over the 8.7 km time trial through the streets of Herning in Denmark. The 95th Giro d’Italia starts […]

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Contador will not appeal his ban to Swiss courts

MADRID, April 3 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will not appeal to the Swiss Federal Court against the two-year ban given to him for failing a dope test in his victorious 2010 Tour de France campaign. The Spaniard, who was given a retroactive ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in February, has always […]

 
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