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Jelly Belly signs former Giro d’Italia mountains jersey Matthew Lloyd

by Ben Atkins - Monday, January 6, 2014
Australian expect to be a GC threat despite missing most of 2013 with back issues

Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis has confirmed the signature of Matthew Lloyd for the 2014 season, and expects the former Australian national champion to be a general classification threat in the biggest races that the US Continental team competes in this seas... → Read More

USA Cycling declares Boulder’s Valmont Bike Park ready for cyclocross nationals

by Ben Atkins - Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday’s big races to be streamed live online

USA Cycling has declared the Boulder, Colorado, Valmont Bike Park ready for the national cyclocross championships, which are set to commence tomorrow, January 7th, with the expectation that the “People’s Republic” will put on a good show. The six day... → Read More

UCI: Independent Commission announcement to come within a week

by Shane Stokes - Monday, January 6, 2014
Major investigation set to begin into anti-doping processes, governing body’s dealings with Armstrong

Details of the Independent Commission panel plus an outline of how that investigation into professional cycling will be conducted are set to be released very shortly by the UCI, with the governing body confirming to VeloNation today that an announcem... → Read More

End of McEwen’s role with Orica GreenEdge

by Shane Stokes - Monday, January 6, 2014
Australian will remain in the sport through a range of projects, including some TV commentary work

Having worked with the team as a sprint advisor since his retirement from cycling in May of 2012, Robbie McEwen has confirmed that he will no longer be part of the Orica GreenEdge setup. During his career the Australian built a reputation and pal... → Read More

Durbridge shrugs off sore throat, confirms he will compete in Australian national championships this week

by VeloNation Press - Monday, January 6, 2014
2013 time trial and road race winner ready to chase more success

Fears that defending time trial and road race champion Luke Durbridge could be forced to miss the Australian championships this week have been dismissed by the Orica GreenEdge rider, who confirmed that the sore throat he experienced on Sunday has aba... → Read More

Orica GreenEdge uncertain about Durbridge’s national championship prospects

by VeloNation Press - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Double champion’s throat infection causes concern

After Luke Durbridge withdrew prior to Sunday’s final stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, his Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Matt Wilson expressed uncertainty about whether the rider will be able to compete in the Australian road national... → Read More

Cyclocross World Cup: Albert goes solo in Rome victory over van der Haar

by Kyle Moore - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Nys rounds out podium, van der Haar extends WC lead as Walsleben falters

Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) ignored the mounting discomfort after going away solo in the penultimate round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup, and held off cup leader Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) and world champ Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) on the final... → Read More

Cyclocross World Cup: Compton overcomes Vos again to take victory in Rome

by Ben Atkins - Sunday, January 5, 2014
US champion secures overall title with one race to go

Katie Compton (Trek) took her fifth straight victory in the 2013/14 Cyclocross World Cup after grinding down World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/Giant) again on the Ippodromo delle Capanelle course on the outskirts of Rome, Italy. The two rider... → Read More

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Three stages out of four for Bronini, who takes overall title

by VeloNation Press - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Hosking accuses team of collusion, unhappy with way break was brought back

Cementing what was a dominant display by herself and her Wiggle Honda team in the race, triple world champion Giorgia Bronzini blazed home to take her third stage victory plus overall success in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic today. The Itali... → Read More

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Jones takes overall as Ewan grabs stage win on final day

by VeloNation Press - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Video highlights from final stage in Williamstown

Two years after being left in a coma by a bad racing crash, the young Australian rider Brenton Jones (Procon Telematics’) moved a step closer to a big pro career when he won the final overall classification in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. ... → Read More

Davide Cassani appointed to replace Paolo Bettini as Italian national team coach

by Ben Atkins - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Rider turned TV-pundit takes over at the top

Following the resignation of Paolo Bettini (pictured) from his post as Italian national team coach last week, Davide Cassani has been appointed as successor to the former two-time World champion. A professional rider between 1982 and 1996, retiring a... → Read More

Durbridge in impressive form in Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Stage victory moves Australian champion close to yellow jersey of Dempster

Luke Durbridge proved he will be one of the main riders to beat in the upcoming Australian national championships when he powered to victory on today’s third stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. The 2013 national road race and TT champion... → Read More

Cannondale Pro Cycling signs up G4 as casual clothing supplier

by Ben Atkins - Saturday, January 4, 2014
French rider Geoffroy Lequatre to dress US/Italian WorldTour squad off the bike

Cannondale Pro Cycling ad G4 have announced a partnership that will see the French clothing brand provide the team with casual attire for the next two years. G4 is the company Côte d’Azur-based brand of French rider Geoffroy Lequatre, whose nickname ... → Read More

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Bronzini looking good for overall victory after win on stage three

by Shane Stokes - Saturday, January 4, 2014
See video highlights from women’s and men’s races

Three time world champion Giorgia Bronzini notched up her second win in three days and solidified her place at the top of the general classification in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic today. The Wiggle Honda rider sprinted in well ahead of Ann... → Read More

Christina Watches team confirms interest in Horner, hoping for new sponsor to make deal possible

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Continental status would make Vuelta defence and Grand Tour participation impossible

Chris Horner’s search for a contract for 2014 could potentially see the rider sign for a Danish Continental team, with the Christina Watches squad confirming an interest in, plus contact with, the Vuelta a España winner. “It is a dialogue that ha... → Read More

Rodriguez to lead Katusha in Tour de San Luis, but with tempered ambitions

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Spaniard following same blueprint as successful 2013 season

Having had a highly successful season last year and winning the UCI’s WorldTour for the third time in his career, Joaquim Rodriguez has confirmed that he will follow the same initial template in 2014. The Spanish rider will once again get things u... → Read More

On-form Sven Nys could be set for 50th World Cup victory in Rome

by Ben Atkins - Friday, January 3, 2014
Yet another landmark on the horizon for the Kannibaal, despite no chance of series victory

He may have no chance of taking the series overall, but an on-form Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) could be set to take his 50th World Cup race victory in Rome, Italy, on Sunday. The World champion has yet to score a victory in the 2013/14 World Cup so fa... → Read More

O’Grady says he only doped once: “I am happy for all my tests ever taken after 1998 to be re-tested”

by Shane Stokes - Friday, January 3, 2014
Australian rider insists Paris-Roubaix, Olympic and Tour de France wins were clean

Having denied ever doping and then admitting in July to using EPO prior to the 1998 Tour de France, Stuart O’Grady insists that that was the only occasion when he utilised the banned product, and that most of his big victories were clean. The Aus... → Read More

Garmin-Sharp 2014 kit: Reworked jersey design, WWF collaboration

by VeloNation Press - Friday, January 3, 2014
American WorldTour team changes jersey to make riders more identifiable in overhead TV shots

The Garmin Sharp team has unveiled the jersey its riders will wear this year as they push for success, with the previous blue, white and red being retained but the rear being updated with a new design. In addition to that, the 2014 jersey will be... → Read More

Team Colombia focussing on new signing to replace Camacho, but no development on talks with Samuel Sanchez

by Shane Stokes - Friday, January 3, 2014
Door not closed but no progress has been made of late; zero possibility of Horner joining

Although it indicated in November that it had exploratory talks with Samuel Sanchez about a possible move to the squad, Team Colombia has said that there have been no recent developments and that it is uncertain if such a contract could materialise. ... → Read More

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