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Contador makes changes to schedule in aim to win 2014 Tour de France

by VeloNation Press - Friday, November 22, 2013
Bigger training foundation and later start to racing key points in Spaniard’s bid to take third title

Having failed to hit his usual peak this season and thus falling short in his key goal, the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has come up with what he believes is an important change to strategy for 2014. Last month the Spaniard identified where h... → Read More

Dan Martin video interview part I: Garmin-Sharp leader speaks at length about best ever year, concussion issues and more

by Shane Stokes - Friday, November 22, 2013
Irishman increasingly confident after Liège, Catalunya and Tour de France success

Looking back at the highs and lows of his 2013 season, Dan Martin has spoken in detail for the first time about the effects of the concussion he suffered at the Vuelta a España, saying that the blow to the head he suffered caused serious sleep distur... → Read More

2014 Omega Pharma Quick Step team kit revealed

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, November 21, 2013
Black replaces blue and white on team jersey

The Omega Pharma Quick Step team has unveiled a new look for 2014, with a black colour scheme being introduced to the kit and reworking the appearance of the team. The jersey was unveiled today and sees the previous blue shoulders and white midri... → Read More

Top lineup for Tour de San Luis as organisers confirm twelve WorldTour teams will take part

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, November 21, 2013
Less than two months to go until race start

As the days tick down to the start of the new season, organisers of the Tour de San Luis have confirmed the strongest lineup yet for the Argentinean race, with no less than twelve WorldTour teams confirmed as taking part in next January’s race.The do... → Read More

Lineup confirmed: Sagan, Moser, Basso and Viviani spearhead Cannondale Pro Cycling for 2014

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, November 21, 2013
King remains part of Italian WorldTour team

Headlined by double Tour de France green jersey winner Peter Sagan, up and coming young rider Moreno Moser plus the former Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso, the Cannondale Pro Cycling team has unveiled its compete roster for the 2014 season. The s... → Read More

Lefevere blocks Cavendish from track racing, says he is paid to compete on the road

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, November 21, 2013
Belgian manager believes velodrome too dangerous for his star sprinter

Mark Cavendish’s chances of riding track at the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games have taken a knock after his Omega Pharma Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere has made clear that he is opposed to the Manxman racing in the velodrome. ... → Read More

Irvine bruised but not broken after Gent Six crash; team expects him to be able to return to competition soon

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
World champion hit by bad luck on Tuesday’s opening night

Although there were initial concerns that he may have fractured his femur when he fell heavily on Tuesday’s opening night of the Gent Six, world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine has received confirmation that his condition is not as serious as tha... → Read More

Kenny van Hummel signs for Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Vacansoleil-DCM sprinter follows teammate Hoogerland to Italian squad

Kenny van Hummel has signed a one-year contract with Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, the Italian Professional Continental team has confirmed. The 31-year-old Dutch sprinter is the latest member of Vacansoleil-DCM to have found employment in 2014, with... → Read More

Sven Nys wins Kristallen Fiets as Belgian cyclist of 2013

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cyclocross World champion takes his second award after yet another dominant year

Sven Nys (Crelan-KDL) has won the Kristallen Fiets for the second time in his career, as the outstanding Belgian cyclist of the year. The 37-year-old cyclocross World champion last took the award in 2007, having won 30 races in the 2006/07 season, bu... → Read More

Lance Armstrong settles out of court with Acceptance Insurance in civil fraud suit

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Disgraced rider avoids going under oath as $3 million bonus is recovered

Lance Armstrong has settled out of court at the eleventh hour with Acceptance Insurance, which had filed a civil fraud lawsuit against the disqualified Tour de France winner, USA Today reports. The insurance company sought to recover a $3 million bon... → Read More

Thomson out but MTN Qhubeka retains Tour of Rwanda lead after Meintjes wins stage three

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Gifted young rider gives thoughts in post race video interview

Overnight leader Jay Thomson today lost the race leader’s jersey he took on yesterday’s second stage of the Tour of Rwanda, suffering bad stomach problems last night and again today, but the MTN Qhubeka team salvaged things perfectly with success on ... → Read More

Koppenberg takes centre stage in 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen route

by Ben Atkins - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Legendary climb comes with just 45km to go; Paterberg still final slope in Vlaanderens Mooiste

Flanders Classics, the organiser of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, has presented a much-changed route for the 2014 edition of the Classic Monument, to be run on April 6th. Still featuring multiple climbs of the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg, as it has done... → Read More

Vacansoleil DCM under scrutiny after reports that it employed an unqualified doctor

by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Belgian investigation underway into Daniël de Martelaere

The Vacansoleil DCM team is under the microscope after reports that it employed an unqualified doctor for six months during the 2011 season, including the period when Riccardo Ricco was with the squad. According to Het Nieuwsblad, a Belgian feder... → Read More

UnitedHealthcare to switch to Wilier Triestina bikes in 2014

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
American team’s men’s and women’s squads will ride Italian brand

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling will switch to Wilier Triestina bikes in 2014, the American team has announced. The Professional Continental squad has ridden frames by Hong Kong based Neil Pryde since 2012, but will change over to the Italian brand next... → Read More

Mapei boss claims Verbruggen threatened to disqualify his team after he complained about doping

by Ben Atkins - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Giorgio Squinzi threatened in 1999 after speaking out

Giorgio Squinzi, the boss of former team sponsor Mapei, was threatened with the permanent disqualification of his team by then International Cycling Union (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen, the Italian has told the Italian media. Mapei was one of the s... → Read More

Former pro Boardman pushing London mayor Johnson to improve safety for cyclists

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Past Tour de France stage winner and hour record holder pushing for a restriction on HGV usage in cities

Writing after six cyclists were killed on the streets of London in two weeks, former pro and past world hour record holder Chris Boardman has reminded the Mayor of London Boris Johnson of a promise he made eight months ago to study a measure that wou... → Read More

Armstrong/US Postal fraud case looks likely to go ahead, with judge to issue ruling on matter within thirty days

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Judge indicates case against some of the defendants might be dismissed

Efforts by Lance Armstrong’s lawyers to try to block a lawsuit taken by Floyd Landis and the US Government under the False Claims Act appear not to have been successful, with a federal judge indicating yesterday that the case will likely go ahead. ... → Read More

Kiwi climber Bennett signs contract with Cannondale Pro Cycling

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Twenty three year old moves across from RadioShack Leopard, wants to ride a Grand Tour in 2014

After spending two years with RadioShack Leopard and netting a promising eighth overall in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this season, George Bennett has inked a deal to compete with Cannondale Pro Cycling in 2014. The 23 year old climber, who was... → Read More

Spanish TT champion Sanchis signs for Wiggle Honda

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Women’s Giro and Route de France named as two big targets

The Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team is continuing to gain strength, with current Spanish TT champion and 2012 national road race title holder Anna Sanchis moving to the team. The 26 year old becomes the team’s first Spanish rider, expanding a multi... → Read More

Bjarne Riis in negotiations to sell a stake of Team Saxo-Tinkoff, Danish media reports

by Ben Atkins - Monday, November 18, 2013
Oleg Tinkoff rumoured to be one of four parties at the table

Bjarne Riis is in negotiations to sell a stake of Team Saxo-Tinkoff - which will revert to Team Saxo Bank in 2014 - according to Danish TV station The 1996 Tour de France winner was one of those accused by the recent tell-all biography of dis... → Read More

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