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Hosking’s early jump catches out stage one winner Bronzini in Mitchelton Bay Classic

by Shane Stokes - Friday, January 3, 2014
Australian dedicates success to late brother in law

Bouncing back after placing fourth yesterday, Chloe Hosking outfoxed the powerful Wiggle Honda and Orica AIS teams to win stage two of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong. The Roxsolt rider beat yesterday’s winner to the line, the three... → Read More

Goss blasts home for first individual win in ten months, hoping to emulate standout 2011 season

by VeloNation Press - Friday, January 3, 2014
Former Milan Sanremo champion reaping benefits of good early form

Having said that he believed an early start to the season was central to his chances of repeating his storming 2011 form, when he won Milan Sanremo plus a number of other races, Matt Goss has clocked up his first victory of 2014 today. The Austra... → Read More

Belkin team gets familiar with new Bianchi Oltre XR.2 bikes, two more machines to be launched soon

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Italian manufacturer combines green and celeste in new WorldTour partnership

Having changed bike suppliers for the 2014 season, the riders of Team Belkin have been familiarising themselves with their new Bianchi Oltre XR.2 bike in advance of the start of racing. The carbon fibre frame is one of two road race bike choices ... → Read More

AG2R La Mondiale presents even more brown on 2014 jersey

by Ben Atkins - Thursday, January 2, 2014
French WorldTour team embraces sponsor’s colourscheme even more tightly

Already one of the more distinctive kits in the peloton, with probably the first ever brown shorts in professional cycling, AG2R La Mondiale has embraced its sponsor’s colourscheme even more tightly for 2014. The French WorldTour team’s jersey, which... → Read More

Alberto Contador launches School of Cycling in his hometown of Pinto

by Ben Atkins - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Two-time Tour winner’s foundation to alloy local kids to “enjoy the bike”

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) was at the Plaza Eboli Mall, in his home town of Pinto, Spain, today to officially launch his new School of Cycling. The two-time Tour de France champion, who is due to join his team at its first training camp on Gran... → Read More

Duarte: “Best feelings I have ever had at this time of the year”

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Colombia rider cautiously optimistic about team’s chances of being selected for Giro d’Italia

Keen to move up a level at 27 years of age, Team Colombia’s Fabio Duarte has said that he is experiencing very encouraging signs during his preparation for the 2014 season, raising hopes that he could take some big victories in the year ahead. Th... → Read More

Movistar and Canyon unveil WorldTour team's 2014 bikes

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Quintana, Valverde and others to ride German company’s machines

After the release of images yesterday of the Movistar team’s new kit for 2014, as designed by the Scottish company Endura, more photos of the new products of the Spanish WorldTour squad have emerged. The team and its new bicycle supplier Canyon h... → Read More

Bronzini and Dempster triumph on day one of Michelton Bay Cycling Classic

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Top female and male pros back in action in Australia

The triple world road race champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) and surprise victor Zak Dempster (SASI Cycling) each got their seasons off to successful starts in their first races of the year at the Michelton Bay Cycling Classic. Bronzini wo... → Read More

Ewan bruised from training crash but gunning to defend Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic title

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Talented 19 year old working towards Santos Tour Down Under and later debut with Orica GreenEdge

Last year’s defending champion and one of the top young sprinting prospects in the sport, Caleb Ewan, will line out Thursday in Australia gunning to repeat his victory in the 2014 Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. The nineteen year old has been comp... → Read More

Bpost Bank Trofee: Sven Nys wins his own race for a twelfth time in a one-man show

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Katie Compton makes it a perfect day for Trek as Marianne Vos punctures on final lap

Having seen off his Colnago in style at the Superprestige Diegnan three days before, World champion Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) welcomed his new Trek bike in a similarly perfect manner with victory in his own race, the GP Sven Nys, in Baal. After taki... → Read More

Movistar unveils new Endura-manufactured team kit and Canyon bicycles

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Top ranked team makes changes for 2014

Switching clothing suppliers and also frame providers, the Movistar team has unveiled its new kit and bicycles on the first day of 2014. The Spanish WorldTour team, which featured riders such as Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana, 2013 world... → Read More

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic finalises most international women’s start list to date

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Giorgia Bronzini big favourite to win where she took her first World title

The Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic - the Bay Crits - has announced the most international line up of riders in the Australian women’s event’s 21-year history. The four-day series of criteriums, based on the port city of Geelong, Victoria, looks likel... → Read More

Hitec Products and Tibco-To The Top confirm finalised 2014 rosters

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
BePink announces partnership with Astana ProTeam

With 2014 just around the corner, two of the longest standing women’s professional teams have announced their final rosters for the coming season. Hitec Products will be entering its sixth season at the top level of the sport, with Team Tibco-To The ... → Read More

Goss, Matthews and Gerrans headline for Orica-GreenEdge at the Santos Tour Down Under

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Mat Hayman to make his debut for Australian team in his eighth race appearance

Orica-GreenEdge will be sending the twin-pronged sprint attack of Matt Goss and Michael Matthews to the Santos Tour Down Under, as well as the overall ambitions of two-time race winner Simon Gerrans. The Australian ProTeam is naturally keen to perfor... → Read More

Brammeier gunning to make an impression at the Tour de Langkawi

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Irish champ aiming to hit the ground running in 2014, wants to be in strong form from first event

Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier has said that he expects his first race of the season will be the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia, an event he wants to be in strong form for in order to begin the year on a good note. The 28 year old has sign... → Read More

Roche sidelined from bike due to injury, but says he has enough time to hit shape before Giro d’Italia

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Irishman determined to be in strong condition at race start in Belfast

Vuelta a España stage winner Nicolas Roche has accepted that a lingering knee injury will make the start of his 2014 season more difficult, but continues to believe that he can be in top condition for the start of the Giro d’Italia in Belfast. Roc... → Read More

Incoming WADA president Reedie says hair sample analysis could be added to anti-doping testing

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Method would greatly increase window of detection

Previously reliant on urine or blood samples, WADA’s arsenal against doping in sport could be expanded in the future to potentially include hair analysis.Sir Craig Reedie, the incoming WADA president, said that a new £6 million fund from the IOC woul... → Read More

Nine new signings for Garmin-Sharp team, youngest-ever roster in 2014

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Those coming on board include Jelte Slagter, Norman Hansen, Acevedo, Gaimon, Cardoso and others

Finalising what will be the youngest lineup in the team’s history, the Garmin Sharp squad today announced the composition of the 2014 team, with nine new signings amongst the 29-man roster. “This is our youngest roster ever, which I'm happy about... → Read More

Belkin Procycling planning to have a number of changing co-sponsors in 2014

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New financial model would take advantage of international calendar

Although teams in the past have had temporary secondary sponsors for races such as the Tour de France, the Belkin Pro Cycling team is looking at taking this a step further, and is hoping to use the tactic in a range of events during 2014. Mark va... → Read More

Team Colombia ends Camacho’s contract early, says rider accepts he hasn’t settled in

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
“He chose to race in Colombia next year, where he will be able to grow in technical and physical terms with less pressure on him”

Team Colombia and the 2013 neo-pro Alexis Camacho have decided to end their association, with the Pro Continental squad announcing a parting of ways. The 23 year old signed on earlier this year and rode a number of events, but didn’t settle in as exp... → Read More

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