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Irish champion Brammeier signs contract with Synergy Baku squad

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Stage race victory and defence of his national title listed as two key goals for 2014

Searching for a team after his Champion System team was forced to stop due to a lack of sponsorship, Irish road race champion Matt Brammeier has secured a contract with the Synergy Baku team for 2014. The 28 year old has come on board as the team... → Read More


Tour of Turkey organisers still awaiting final outcome of Sayar doping case, hoping for UCI decision soon

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Rider said to have retired; prizemoney can’t be distributed until case decision is official

He won the 2013 Presidential Tour of Turkey in April, he was announced as having tested positive in July, but until UCI confirmation Mustafa Sayar is still, officially at least, the winner of the 2.HC event. However his name has been taken off the ra... → Read More


Marianne Vos and Bauke Mollema voted Riders of the Year in the Netherlands

by Ben Atkins - Monday, November 25, 2013
Eighth and second titles respectively; Mathieu van der Poel recognised as best new talent

Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv/Giant) and Bauke Mollema (Belkin) have been elected wielrenster and wielrenner van het jaar - riders of the year - in the Netherlands, with both receiving their trophy in the city of s-Hertogenbosch this evening. This was t... → Read More


Nibali’s agent Alex Carera improving hour by hour after serious car accident

by Ben Atkins - Monday, November 25, 2013
Possible operation Wednesday for shoulder and arm fractures

Alex Carera, the agent of several high-profile riders, including Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), is reported to be improving hour by hour in the intensive treatment unit of a Brescia hospital after being involved in a serious car crash... → Read More


Dan Martin video interview part II: Targeting GC in the Giro could mean missing the Tour

by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 25, 2013
Garmin-Sharp rider motivated by thoughts of racing in front of Irish fans, also speaks about other season aims

Speaking in detail about his thoughts on the season ahead, Dan Martin has said that he believes he could be a contender for the overall title in the Giro d’Italia, and will target the race even if it means missing the Tour de France. Although Mar... → Read More


Lampre-Merida speaks of enormous financial and logistical damage after break-in at team base

by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 25, 2013
Reward offered for information leading to recovery of bikes, equipment and other items

Describing the matter as one of ‘enormous’ significance, the Lampre Merida team has been hit by a major break-in overnight, and has lost equipment totalling an undisclosed – but very considerable – amount.The Italian WorldTour team has circulated det... → Read More


Tinkov narrows down list of possible team projects for 2014, no agreement yet with Riis or any other owner

by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 25, 2013
Russian rules out some proposals, final decision coming soon

Three weeks after confirming that Oleg Tinkov was considering several proposals from teams in relation to his backing for 2014, his spokesman has said that the Russian billionaire is moving closer to making a final decision on the matter. On Satu... → Read More


Tributes paid to Coyot after former French pro dies in car accident

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Two others in crash not badly hurt

French cycling is in mourning following the news of the passing of former professional Arnaud Coyot, who was killed in a car accident this weekend. According to French media reports, he was one of three travelling in the car early on Sunday morni... → Read More


Mr. Superprestige Sven Nys resigns himself to second place in the classification

by Kyle Moore - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Gieten round full of bad luck for Crelan-KDL rider

Motioning that he was finished with his race with still several short Gieten laps to go, Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) could have also been signaling the end of his run at yet another Superprestige series title on Sunday. Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) took ... → Read More


Corti plays down suggestions that Team Colombia will seek to sign Anton

by VeloNation Press - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Samuel Sanchez is team’s preferred rider

Still searching for a contract for next year after Euskaltel Euskadi ground to a halt, there are mixed messages about Igor Anton, Team Colombia and the possibility that he could be given a place on the squad for next season. The Spanish rider, who... → Read More


Superprestige Cyclocross: Niels Albert makes it a double weekend in Gieten

by Ben Atkins - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Disaster strikes Nys; Van der Haar denied by missed pedal; Wyman takes women’s race

Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) capped a perfect weekend with his second victory in two days at the 2013 edition of the Superprestige Gieten, the one race in the season-long competition to be held in the Netherlands. The former World champion, who had ... → Read More


Argos Shimano completes 2014 roster by signing Sea Keong Loh

by VeloNation Press - Sunday, November 24, 2013
Contract makes history for Malaysian cycling with first-ever WorldTour rider

Capitalizing on a year when he won three races, including the overall classification of the Jelajah Malaysia, Sea Keong Loh has become the first South East Asian and first Malaysian rider to sign for a WorldTour team. The 27 year old has been con... → Read More


Lotto-Belisol receives confirmation of 2014 WorldTour registration

by Ben Atkins - Saturday, November 23, 2013
Belgian team clears up “two administrative formalities” to allow a seat at the top table

Lotto-Belisol has had its place at cycling’s top table confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the Belgian team reports, as it has been confirmed as registered as a ProTeam for 2014. The team missed out on the initial list of registered t... → Read More


Cyclocross World Cup: Niels Albert recaptures his World title form on the dunes of Koksijde

by Ben Atkins - Saturday, November 23, 2013
Francis Mourey wins the battle for second as former rainbow jersey dominates in the sand

Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) recaptured the form that saw him take the second of his World titles on the dunes of Koksijde, Belgium, to win the World Cup Duinencross in similarly dominant style. The 27-year-old, who has one of the dunes on the cours... → Read More


Bruyneel walking away from the sport: “I’ve made a decision that I’m pretty much done with cycling”

by Shane Stokes - Saturday, November 23, 2013
Belgian says he doesn’t see himself “as the devil,” claims he has been unfairly treated

He’s got a long-overdue arbitration hearing in London next month but, perhaps fearful of the questions he might face plus the likelihood of a lifetime ban, Johan Bruyneel has indicated he’s walking away from the sport of cycling. “I’m thinking mo... → Read More


World Cup Cyclocross: Compton wins fourth career Vlaamse Duinencross Koksijde

by Kyle Moore - Saturday, November 23, 2013
American returns to Europe and goes unchallenged in the sand, topping Cant and Harris

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) returned to European cyclocross racing after nearly a month away, but she did not miss a beat, riding an early lead and a clean race, dominating her fourth career victory on the Koksijde sand. The World Cup ... → Read More


Gallery/video: Team Saxo Tinkoff trains in heat of Gran Canaria

by Shane Stokes - Friday, November 22, 2013
Contador, Kreuziger, Roche and others working on initial conditioning while planning towards 2014

Back working hard after their end of season breaks, the riders of Team Saxo Tinkoff are currently clocking up the kilometres at a training camp in Gran Canaria. Working out of the Anfi Emerald Club in the south of the island, team leader Alberto ... → Read More


Shelley Olds joins Women’s Yellow Fluo as Alé-Cipollini squad confirmed for 2014

by Ben Atkins - Friday, November 22, 2013
American sprinter joins Italian team of Tatiana Guderzo

The Women’s Yellow Flou team has been confirmed as Alé-Cipollini-Galassia for 2014, with the addition of American Shelley Olds to its predominantly Italian line up. The 33-year-old Massachusetts sprinter spent 2013 with Tibco-To The Top, taking sever... → Read More


Women’s Tour heads back east for Bury St Edmonds finish

by Ben Atkins - Friday, November 22, 2013
Five day British race returns to the east coast for Suffolk final stage

The Women’s Tour will return to the east of England for its final stage, between the port of Harwich, Essex, and the cathedral city of Bury St Edmonds, in the county of Suffolk. Having made its way close to London, on stage four, stage five will retu... → Read More


Serious financial obstacle to races in France as police fees more than quadruple

by VeloNation Press - Friday, November 22, 2013
Route du Sud organiser says Tour de France chief Prudhomme has highlighted the problem

Taking over from André Masse as the president of the Route du Sud - Dépêche du Midi, Pierre Caubin has spoken about the big financial challenges facing events in France due to a jump in the cost of police fees for the races. The amount charged by p... → Read More

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