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Indurain's son signs with Caja Rural espoir team, is seeking to work on his career

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Disregards family’s request to instead become a lawyer

The son of five time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain is embarking on his own career in the sport, with the eighteen year old – also called Miguel – inking a deal to join the espoir ranks of the Caja Rural team. Indurain junior has chosen a ... → Read More

RCS Sport says Yellow Fluo team hasn’t been ruled out of Giro d’Italia participation

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Eight teams named yesterday are not necessarily the final list of contenders

Although the Yellow Fluo squad was omitted from the longlist of eight teams described yesterday as being in the running for a wildcard place in the Giro d’Italia, race organiser RCS Sport has clarified today that it could yet be considered for a plac... → Read More

Samuel Sanchez plays down talk of a contract with new Sky Dive Dubai team

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Rider still hoping to reach final resolution with Euskaltel Euskadi team owners

Although he’s been linked by some to the new Sky Dive Dubai team, Samuel Sanchez has played down speculation that he could compete with the new squad in 2014. The Olympic champion is still working on his plans for next season, but seems lukewarm on t... → Read More

2015 Tour de France in Utrecht to begin with flat 13.7 kilometre time trial

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, November 28, 2013
First details emerge of Dutch start to race

Time trial specialists who relish flat, fast courses are giving thumbs up to the first details of the 2015 Tour de France Grand Depart in Utrecht, learning that the opening stage will be a 13.7 kilometre time trial. Riders such as Fabian Cancellar... → Read More

FDJ team backing extended until 2016, next year’s team kit unveiled

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Madiot says decision will allow him to develop the new generation of French cycling

French cycling has received a substantial boost today with confirmation that the sponsor Française des Jeux has committed to extending its sponsorship of the team. The backing will remain for the next three seasons, safeguarding the future of ... → Read More

Gent-Wevelgem to remember World War I centenary with 2014 route

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Belgian memorial and British cemeteries to be passed in slightly changed course

Next year’s Gent-Wevelgem will mark the centenary of the start of World War I, Het Nieuwsblad reports, as a slightly amended route pays its respects to those who died on the terrain that it passes through. Much of the decisive action of the Flemish S... → Read More

January 16th Anti-Doping Tribunal hearing for Alessandro Ballan in Mantova case

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Former World champion facing possible two-year ban

Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing) will appear before the Italian National Anti-Doping Tribunal (TNA) on January 16th to answer charges filed against him from the Mantova doping affair. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) as requested a two year ban for... → Read More

List of Giro d’Italia wildcard contenders reduced to eight, no place for Yellow Fluo squad

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Former Vini Fantini-Selle Italia team misses out after EPO positives of Di Luca and Santambrogio

Giro d’Italia organisers RCS Sport have issued a shortlist of eight contenting teams for the wildcard slots available for next year’s race, with another team appearing to pay the price for doping cases this year. The organisers released an image ... → Read More

Frame codes and sizing details released in a bid to track down 111 stolen Lampre Merida bikes

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Reward offered for recovery of missing bikes, equipment and team vehicles

Two days after the Lampre Merida squad announced that its team base had been broken into and a very large quantity of bikes, equipment and two vehicles had been stolen, further details have been provided of the machines in question. The WorldTour... → Read More

Following appeal for compensation for family of late rider Galletti, Cookson says he’s treating the situation ‘very seriously’

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Quick preliminary response from new UCI president

Responding quickly after the Italian Professional Cyclists Association (ACCPI) contacted him in an appeal to secure a payout for the family of the late Italian pro Alessio Galletti, UCI president Brian Cookson has said that he is taking the matter of... → Read More

Sagan gunning to win Milan-Sanremo and Ronde Van Vlaanderen in 2014

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Slovakian outlines key season goals

Peter Sagan has outlined his goals for the 2014 season, saying that he is determined to try to win two of the top Spring Classics that he had near-misses in this year. “Milan Sanremo and Flanders are for me personally the most interesting events.... → Read More

Eight year’s after Galletti’s death, Italian Professional Cyclists’ Association calls on UCI to compensate family

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
ACCPI says UCI has ignored all correspondence, wants Cookson to address the issue

Protesting against what it says is UCI silence over the death of Alessio Galletti in 2005, the Italian Professional Cyclists Association (ACCPI) has written to the new UCI president Brian Cookson asking that he intervene in the matter in an attempt t... → Read More

Baden Cooke hangs up his wheels after fourteen year professional career

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Former Tour de France Green Jersey winner to go into sports management

Accepting four weeks ago that his career was likely at an end after Orica GreenEdge decided not to extend his contract, Baden Cooke has now confirmed that he will walk away from the sport at the end of the season. The Australian rider thus brings the... → Read More

Tour of Poland to mark 25 years of Polish democracy in 2014

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Gdańsk start likely in tribute to the Solidarity movement that toppled Communist regime

While details have yet to be finalised, the 2014 edition of the Tour of Poland looks set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the country’s freedom from Communism. This year’s edition of the seven-day stage race took the unusual - yet spectacular - d... → Read More

AG2R La Mondiale targeting stage wins with Santos Tour Down Under team

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
French squad already taking aim at 2014 WorldTour season

With its start now less than two months away, AG2R La Mondiale has announced its seven-man line up for January’s Santos Tour Down Under. The French team took very little from the 2013 edition of the Australian WorldTour opener, with Belarus sprinter ... → Read More

Guillaume Levarlet indicted for involuntary homicide over Arnaud Coyot death

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Cofidis rider just over the drink-drive limit on leaving French nightclub

Guillaume Levarlet has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter over the death of former pro Arnaud Coyot (pictured), early Sunday morning, le Parisien reports. The 28-year-old Cofidis rider was at the wheel of the car, with Coyot in the front pass... → Read More

Presidential Tour of Turkey organisers ready for WorldTour, but need calendar clash to be addressed first

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
“As soon as we get a good date, we are ready to move up”

The organisers of the Presidential Tour of Turkey have said that they are prepared to apply for WorldTour status for the event, with the sticking point being the calendar date the race would be allocated rather than the question of budget. Race o... → Read More

Brian Cookson dismisses the idea of World Cycling Series

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
New UCI president acknowledges need for reform in cycling but also for its heritage

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson has said that he is against any plans to create what has been referred to as a World Cycling Series (WCS), but acknowledges that changes are needed in the way that the sport is organised. The ... → Read More

Pinotti relishing new role on BMC coaching team, currently in Colombia with Atapuma

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Multiple Italian TT champion becomes part of UCI’s Professional Cycling Council

Having retired this autumn and then switched over to a new role as part of the BMC Racing Team’s coaching staff, Marco Pinotti has said that he is setting in well and relishing his new position. The Italian TT champion has an engineering backgrou... → Read More

Greipel sticks with successful formula, will begin season again in Santos Tour Down Under

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Confirms Tour de France is big season focus but wants to be good in every race he rides

Planning ahead after a season which saw him clock up fourteen wins, including a stage of the Tour de France, André Greipel has decided to follow the same formula in 2014 and will once again start with the Santos Tour Down Under. The German rider ... → Read More

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