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Details of year long, three million Swiss franc investigation into doping, Armstrong and the UCI unveiled by the CIRC

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sanctions may be reduced or waived for those who cooperate

Emphasising the need to examine the past in order to secure a better future for the sport, the Cycling Independent Reform Commission president Dick Marty said Tuesday that the body’s work had a vital role to play in safeguarding cycling from doping. ... → Read More

Dubai Tour victor Phinney chasing time trial win in Tour of the Mediterranean

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Hushovd pinpoints targets for French event

On a morale high after taking his first general classification success of his pro career, Taylor Phinney has now focused his sights on trying to win the time trial at the upcoming Tour of the Mediterranean. The American rider will be part of the ... → Read More

Cancellara pinpoints fatigue from Dubai Tour as reason for fourth place in Qatar time trial

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Swiss one of few riders to do both events: ‘I think my normal power was missing’

Riding the Tour of Qatar as one of a very small number of riders who also competed in the preceding Dubai Tour, Fabian Cancellara attributed his fourth place in today’s time trial as being at least partially due to accumulated fatigue. The Dubai ... → Read More

Tour of Qatar: Hepburn edges out Boom as Terpstra solidifies race lead

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cancellara finishes just off podium in race against the clock

Weeks after taking the Australian time trial championships, Michael Hepburn provided further confirmation of his continued evolution in this area when he sped home quickest of several big names in today’s stage of the Tour of Qatar. The Orica Gre... → Read More

Olivier Kaisen forced to quit cycling due to heart problem

by VeloNation Press - Monday, February 10, 2014
“I’d have loved to race a few years more, but I have to listen to my body and respect the conclusion of the doctors”

Several weeks after the Australian Will Walker was forced to retire from cycling due to the flareup of a previous heart condition, another pro has decided to pack in the sport. Belgian rider Olivier Kaisen has been told by doctors that monitoring of ... → Read More

Bleak day for IAM Cycling and BMC Racing Team at Tour of Qatar

by VeloNation Press - Monday, February 10, 2014
Both squads miss out on crucial break, reset ambitions for remaining stages

Two of the teams who were gunning for a high overall finish in this year’s Tour of Qatar saw their chances go up on smoke on today’s second stage, with the BMC Racing team and IAM Cycling now having to limit their ambitions to stage wins. IAM’s M... → Read More

Boonen clocks up first win of the year as Omega Pharma Quick Step take control of Tour of Qatar

by Shane Stokes - Monday, February 10, 2014
Terpstra retains race leader’s jersey, big names such as Cancellara out of contention

Twenty four hours after Niki Terpstra took Omega Pharma Quick Step’s first road race win of the 2014 season, Tom Boonen followed that up with more success on day two of the Tour of Qatar. The Classic specialist, who is aiming to return to his form of... → Read More

Gilbert states he’d favour victory in Milan-Sanremo over Liège-Bastogne-Liège

by VeloNation Press - Monday, February 10, 2014
No Ronde van Vlaanderen for Belgian rider

Although he lives next to the course of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and it is consequently seen as his home race, Philippe Gilbert has made clear that in terms of priorities, taking his first Milan Sanremo would be ranked higher for him than a second La Doy... → Read More

Meintjes adds South African road race title to worlds under 23 silver medal

by VeloNation Press - Monday, February 10, 2014
MTN Qhubeka rider triumphs as mechanical sees Impey loses chance in two man sprint

After finishing second in the world under 23 championship last September, Louis Meintjes provided further proof of his ability when he won the South African Elite road race championships yesterday. Still young enough to compete for the under 23 title... → Read More

Bennett upbeat as he gets pro career off to a fine start, ends day one of Tour of Qatar as best young rider

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, February 9, 2014
“To get up on a stage would be nice…that’s the aim”

He’s already posted notice of his talent via his Tour of Britain display, where he won a stage and finished second on two others behind Gerald Ciolek and Mark Cavendish respectively. Now the 23 year old Irishman Sam Bennett has begun his career w... → Read More

Terpstra takes early honours in Tour of Qatar; Dutchman notches up first win for Omega Pharma team

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, February 9, 2014
Break holds off peloton to the line

Taking up where it left off last year when Mark Cavendish won four stages plus the overall classification, the Omega Pharma Quick Step team showed that the Manxman’s absence this time round from the Tour of Qatar would do nothing to blunt its ambitio... → Read More

Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Clarke takes final victory after last stage is cancelled

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, February 9, 2014
Australian rider hoping to get further opportunities from Orica GreenEdge this season

The 2012 Vuelta a España stage winner and King of the Mountains Simon Clarke has added another good UCI result to his palmares, with the Orica GreenEdge rider taking the overall classification in the the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. Clarke was set for ... → Read More

Matt Keenan Interview: The race through the eyes of a commentator

by Xylon van Eyck - Sunday, February 9, 2014
The Aussie broadcaster also gives some of his predictions for the season

To the novice who doesn’t understand the sport, a cycling race might not always make sense when watching it on TV. It’s like watching a chess match when you don’t understand chess. The initial moves have an effect on the outcome even though you might... → Read More

Gilbert ‘very motivated’ to begin racing in Tour of Qatar, says winter training went very well

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Belgian believes he could return to his top form

Having waited until now to start his 2014 season, Philippe Gilbert will get things underway tomorrow on stage one of the Tour of Qatar. The BMC Racing Team rider told Le Soir last month that he had a ‘perfect’ winter and that he believed he was on co... → Read More

McCarthy takes penultimate stage of Jayco Herald Sun Tour

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Clarke to battle for final race victory in Arthur’s Seat climb

Former Australian junior road race champion Robert John McCarthy came of age Saturday when he sped to a bunch sprint victory at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. The nineteen year old rider, who will compete with the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team ... → Read More

Cavendish rues misfortune on final stage of Dubai Tour, head to head with Kittel doesn’t happen

by Shane Stokes - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Renshaw nets second amid confusion

In a humorous exchange on Twitter yesterday evening Mark Cavendish asked to join in with Marcel Kittel and roommate Koen de Kort, who were playing video games in their hotel room at the Dubai Tour. “Let me come and play. I might win something for onc... → Read More

Phinney seals final overall victory in Dubai Tour, Kittel nabs third stage win

by Shane Stokes - Saturday, February 8, 2014
American rider says BMC Racing Team ‘is on the cusp of something great’ in 2014

Taylor Phinney took his best early season result to date today when he maintained his advantage in the Dubai Tour and won the first-ever edition of the race. The American talent reaped the benefits of a very solid period of winter training, winning t... → Read More

Wild seals fourth overall Tour of Qatar finish with victory on final stage

by Shane Stokes - Friday, February 7, 2014
Giant Shimano team take all four stages in race

Winner of stages one and three, Kirsten Wild took her third sprint victory on the concluding stage of the women’s Tour of Qatar on Friday. The Giant Shimano rider underlined her superb early season form, holding off former world champion Giorgia Bron... → Read More

Clarke seizes lead from Haas in Jayco Herald Sun Tour

by Shane Stokes - Friday, February 7, 2014
Race reshuffled on stage to Bendigo

One day after he seized the race lead when he won stage one of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Nathan Haas’ grip on the yellow jersey was shaken off on Friday when rival Orica GreenEdge team got the better of Haas’ Garmin-Sharp squad. The 2012 Vuelta ... → Read More

Kittel grabs another stage win in Dubai Tour, Phinney resists attacks on final climbs

by Shane Stokes - Friday, February 7, 2014
American rider poised for overall victory tomorrow

Shrugging off the hills on the run in to the line, Marcel Kittel followed up his victory yesterday with another success in the Dubai Tour. The German Giant Shimano rider rode hard to stay in touch on the undulating run-in to the line in Hatta, then b... → Read More

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