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Chris Froome declares his spat with Bradley Wiggins over

by Ben Atkins - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Britain’s two Tour winners “in a good place now” as they look to the 2014 race

Chris Froome has declared that his spat with Sky Procycling teammate Bradley Wiggins is over, after the two British Tour de France winners buried the hatchet at the team’s Mallorca training camp. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Froome confirms t... → Read More

Guardini given good programme of flat early season races, aiming to get sprinting career back on track

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, December 12, 2013
“I want to concentrate on the first races, do as well as I can”

Andrea Guardini has been given a good programme of early season races by his Astana team, with both he and his squad hoping that he will get off to a positive start, notch an early win or two, and have a better run of things in 2014. The Italian ... → Read More

Porte on Santos Tour Down Under: “I want to perform. As an Aussie it’s the race to win”

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Australian to lead Team Sky, will be backed by podium finish Thomas, Deignan and others

Making clear that the race is a big objective for him rather than an early season preparation race, Richie Porte has said that he is serious in his approach for the Santos Tour Down Under and is aiming for the ochre leader’s jersey. “I want to go... → Read More

Dubai Tour looking for WorldTour status in a few years

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Emirate will look to work with other members of the UAE to build a three-week race

Before it has even run its first edition, the Tour of Dubai is already talking about achieving WorldTour status, de Telegraaf reports. The race, which will be made up of just four stages in 2014, starting with a ten kilometre time trial from the Duba... → Read More

Travis Tygart: “The door is closed” to Lance Armstrong after 18-months of non-cooperation

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
USADA chief says its now too late for disgraced former Tour winner

Travis Tygart, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has declared that “the door is closed” to a Lance Armstrong return to sport, according to, after 18-months of non-cooperation from the disgraced former Tour de France champ... → Read More

Campana and Lacambra join MTN Qhubeka management team, will help it push for Giro ride

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Team launched in Johannesburg, debut Grand Tour amongst top goals

Two days after the team had its official launch in South Africa, the MTN Qhubeka squad has announced that Thomas Campana, the former Cervélo Test Team manager, is coming on board in the same capacity for the African team. He will be joined by another... → Read More

Greipel to miss Milan Sanremo, but dreams of Gent-Wevelgem or Paris-Roubaix win

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
“Winning Paris-Roubaix is normally an utopia, but the race does suit me”

Accepting that the modified route of Milan-Sanremo is too tough for his characteristics, André Greipel has ruled out participating in the first big Classic of the season, but admits to having his eyes set on two other major one day events. The Ge... → Read More

Will Walker video Interview: Over health issues, former top Australian talent ready to push hard in 2014

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Move to Synergy Baku should see more international racing and opportunities

Saying that he believes his health is the best it has been since he was forced to give up the sport due to the triple whammy of heart rhythm problems, mononucleosis and Bell’s Palsy, Will Walker is looking forward to the new season and what he hopes ... → Read More

Lampre Merida secures WorldTour licence, repeats assertion it has nothing to fear from Mantova investigation

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Two year licence for Italian team

Acknowledging the ongoing Mantova investigation in which the team has been implicated, the Lampre Merida squad has both restated its declaration of innocence in the affair and also thanked the UCI for the two year WorldTour licence that it was awarde... → Read More

Europcar confirmed in 2014 WorldTour as UCI announces final teams

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Four fewer in the sport’s top two divisions after rash of 2013 teams folding

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed the names of the teams that will make up the final lists of WorldTour ProTeams and second division Professional Continental teams for 2014, with French Team Europcar stepping up to the top league. H... → Read More

Antón signs two year contract with Movistar

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Euskaltel Euskadi rider secures WorldTour deal, will race alongside Quintana and Valverde

Stranded when his Euskaltel Euskadi folded and the expected takeover by Fernando Alonso ran into difficulties, Basque climber Igor Antón has been confirmed today as completing the Movistar team roster for 2014. The multiple Grand Tour stage winne... → Read More

World champion Costa, Tour green jersey Sagan, plus Cavendish, Kittel, Cancellara and Rodriguez confirmed for Dubai Tour

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
New race attracts eleven WorldTour teams, including some of cycling’s best-known names

Some of the world’s top riders have been confirmed for the new Dubai Tour, with world champion Rui Costa (Lampre Merida), double Tour de France green jersey winner Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling), multiple Tour de France sprint stage winner Mark... → Read More

Astana not looking to fill slot vacated by Pellizotti contract breakdown

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Team complete for 2014; no place for Horner, Sanchez, Anton or others

Over twenty four hours after the Astana team announced that Franco Pellizotti will not take up the previously-announced contract with the squad, speculation continues online about another rider potentially taking up the place. However the team ha... → Read More

Sergio Henao set to make Tour de France debut in 2014

by Ben Atkins - Monday, December 9, 2013
Colombian will support Froome’s title defence after two years at Giro and Vuelta

Sergio Henao (Team Sky) is set to make his debut in the Tour de France in 2014, the Colombian has announced on his return home to take his winter break. The 25-year-old - who will celebrate his 26th birthday tomorrow - has ridden the last two edition... → Read More

Structured training for Lotto Belisol team at first pre-season training camp in Mallorca

by VeloNation Press - Monday, December 9, 2013
Team trainer explains approach at this point of the year

As is the case with a large number of teams at present, the Lotto Belisol squad is currently clocking up the kilometres at its own pre-season training camp. The Belgian team headed to Mallorca yesterday, Sunday, and will remain there until next Wedne... → Read More

Gerrans confirms for Jayco Herald Sun Tour, believes extended Australian season is a plus

by VeloNation Press - Monday, December 9, 2013
Former Milan-Sanremo winner feels extra racing at home will boost his form and chances

Two-time Jayco Herald Sun Tour winner Simon Gerrans has confirmed his intention to dispute the race once again, returning to the newly-upgraded UCI event at the end of January. Gerrans said in October that he was making good progress in his recov... → Read More

Astana announces that Pellizotti won’t ride for team after all

by Shane Stokes - Monday, December 9, 2013
MPCC membership and rider’s previous ban had meant that he would miss races prior to Giro d’Italia

Although the Astana team confirmed on August 1st that it had signed a contract with Franco Pellizotti for the 2014, the team has today announced that the deal will not go ahead after all. Things became complicated when the team was informed that ... → Read More

Voigt beginning retirement tour with Trek Factory Racing at Santos Tour Down Under

by Kyle Moore - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Van Poppel brothers, Frank Schleck in roster of team veterans and new faces

It seems almost unthinkable, but at the Santos Tour Down Under, Jens Voigt will begin what he says will likely be his last season. The affable German will be making his 11th start at the Australian stage race, leading a team that will be able to com... → Read More

Omega Pharma Quick Step riders knuckle down to important pre-season work with Spanish training camp

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Stars and water carriers get together with goal of successful 2014 campaign

With a Classics comeback a major goal for Tom Boonen, a return to the top level in the Tour de France a target for Mark Cavendish and various other objectives for the team’s other riders, the Omega Pharma Quick Step squad will work on an all-importan... → Read More

Sven Nys powers to fourth straight Druivencross Overijse

by Kyle Moore - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Compton wins again in women’s podium repeat

Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) used minor mistakes by his rivals on the final lap of a speedy edition of Druivencross Overijse – if he even needed the errors – to ride away with a fourth straight victory in the race. Slip-ups by Lars van der Haar (Rabobank),... → Read More

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