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Evans encouraged by early season form in Santos Tour Down Under as build-up for Giro continues on track

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, January 26, 2014
BMC Racing Team rider shrugs off questions about retirement, suggests he’ll likely ride race again

He came to the Santos Tour Down Under with the race primarily acting as part of his buildup for the Giro d’Italia, and he leaves with a number of good performances to his credit. A stage win, two days in the ochre leader’s jersey and second overall, ... → Read More


Greipel nets record sixteenth stage, Gerrans seals third Santos Tour Down Under victory

by Shane Stokes - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Evans finishes just one second off ochre

Simon Gerrans and André Greipel both made history on today’s final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, with the former becoming the first rider ever to win three editions of the event, and the latter notching up a record sixteenth stage ... → Read More


Tour de San Luis: Second stage win for Arredondo as Quintana extends overall lead

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014
Trek Factory racing celebrating third stage win in race, Movistar leader looking good for GC win

Four days after he picked up his first victory with the Trek Factory Racing team, Colombian rider Julian Arredondo grabbed his second when he won the Mirador del Sol mountain stage of the Tour de San Luis. The 2013 Tour de Langkawi winner, who pi... → Read More


Santos Tour Down Under: Porte snatches stage win, gives early warning to Giro d’Italia rivals

by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 25, 2014
Evans fades in final kilometre, loses overall lead to Gerrans

Playing things perfectly on the final climb of Willunga Hill, Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) bided his time as race leader Cadel Evans burned his matches in pursuit of eventual stage winner Richie Porte (Sky), then accelerated clear of his main GC r... → Read More


Quintana grabs Tour de San Luis lead from Gaimon on eve of final mountain stage

by Shane Stokes - Saturday, January 25, 2014
Malori beats under-geared Phinney in time trial

Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana roared into the race lead at the Tour de San Luis yesterday, the climber finishing a solid sixteenth in the stage five time trial and overhauling previous GC-topper Phil Gaimon (Garmin-Sharp). Gaimon had starte... → Read More


‘Super-good’ Gesink aiming to seize opportunity on Old Willunga Hill

by VeloNation Press - Friday, January 24, 2014
Belkin team leader half a minute back in Tour Down Under but remains determined

Team Belkin’s Robert Gesink may be over half a minute adrift of the ochre leader’s jersey in the Santos Tour Down Under, but the Dutch climber is fired up to show his early season form on tomorrow’s crucial summit finish of Old Willunga Hill. The... → Read More


Santos Tour Down Under: Greipel notches up first win of the season as Gerrans reduces gap to Evans

by Shane Stokes - Friday, January 24, 2014
WorldTour race building up towards exciting finale; Old Willunga Hill to be crucial to outcome

Having clocked up fourteen stages in the race in the past, André Greipel today grabbed Lotto Belisol’s first victory of the season when he placed first in Victor Harbor at the end of stage four of the Santos Tour Down Under. The big German rider h... → Read More


Quintana tantalizing close to wresting race lead from Gaimon with solo mountain win

by Shane Stokes - Friday, January 24, 2014
Today’s race against the clock likely to be crucial to final outcome

He was sick earlier in the race but Nairo Quintana blazed back into form on yesterday’s fourth stage of the Tour de San Luis, racing to a dominant victory on the day’s concluding climb of the Alto del Amago. The Movistar team rider attacked early ... → Read More


Michele Acquarone interview part I: Overlooking MTN Qhubeka was a major missed opportunity for the Giro d’Italia

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 23, 2014
Former race director says Yellow Fluo team should have had to sit out the race after 2013 doping positives

Previous Giro d’Italia race director Michele Acquarone has questioned the logic of the wildcard selections made by race organiser RCS Sport, saying that he believes that the MTN Qhubeka team fully merited selection and that the Yellow Fluo team shoul... → Read More


Voigt takes most aggressive rider award in Tour Down Under: “You can call me the Elvis of breakaways”

by VeloNation Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014
“I would rather go out and give it a go; give them a run for their money”

He didn’t win the stage, but 42 year old Jens Voigt ended up with some plaudits at the end of today’s third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under, winning the most aggressive rider award. The Trek Factory Racing rider showed that he has every inten... → Read More


Tour de San Luis: Two in a row for Trek Factory Racing at Nizzolo triumphs in Argentina

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 23, 2014
Gaimon holds onto race lead

A day after Julian Arredondo took the first victory of the year for the Trek Factory Racing squad, his team-mate Giacomo Nizzolo made it a second victory for the new setup when he won a big bunch gallop to the line in the Tour de San Luis yesterday. ... → Read More


Santos Tour Down Under: Evans returns to top form with dominant display on Corkscrew Hill

by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 23, 2014
BMC Racing Team rider roars into race lead after solo victory

Cadel Evans gave a clear reminder of the ability which earned him a world championship jersey plus the 2011 Tour de France title when he roared to a super solo victory on today’s third stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. The Australian showed we... → Read More


Peter Stetina Interview: New BMC Racing Team signing shining in Tour de San Luis

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
American climber talks about the motivation of moving teams, season goals and his father’s recovery from a brain injury

The new season has just got underway but the young American climber Peter Stetina has already shown some very encouraging form. Will 2014 prove to be a breakthrough season for him? Sometimes a change can really make a difference. Last year Nicola... → Read More


Santos Tour Down Under: Ulissi powers home ahead of Gerrans and Evans, jumps to second overall

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
GC contenders continue to show their hands early on

Surprising race contenders Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) with a perfectly timed burst on the far right side of the road, Diego Ulissi won the uphill sprint to the line in Stirling at the end of stage two of the San... → Read More


Arredondo notches up first win for Trek Factory Racing in Tour de San Luis

by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Stetina rides strongly on final climb but beaten in sprint, Gaimon defends well and keeps lead

Just as Phil Gaimon did on stage one for Garmin Sharp, the Colombian rider Julian Arredondo rewarded the team which gave him his first WorldTour contract by taking an early victory in the Tour de San Luis. The Trek Factory Racing competitor broke... → Read More


Evans rues time bonus loss on stage one of Tour Down Under

by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
BMC Racing Team rider believes there could be the chance to gain time on stage two

Showing an intention to fight for the final overall victory in the Santos Tour Down Under, Cadel Evans said that he was disappointed to lose time to stage winner and 2012 race victor Simon Gerrans earlier today. Evans finished a solid ninth on st... → Read More


Gerrans takes early advantage with stage win in Santos Tour Down Under

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Australian champion profits from tough finale to outsprint Greipel

He’s been trying to mimic the buildup and results of his superb early season in 2012, when he won the Australian road championships, the Santos Tour Down Under and then Milan-Sanremo. Simon Gerrans remains on track thus far, today netting the opening... → Read More


Gaimon pledges Garmin Sharp will fight to defend leader’s jersey in Tour de San Luis

by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Superb debut for new WorldTour rider in Argentina

Getting his career as a WorldTour rider off to the best possible start, Phil Gaimon soloed to victory in his first ever race for the Garmin-Sharp team. The 27 year old American rider was aggressive early on during the 164km stage from San Luis to... → Read More


Mollema, Gesink to chase Tour de France success, Kelderman targeting strong Giro d’Italia

by VeloNation Press - Monday, January 20, 2014
Belkin’s other top riders list Classics and sprint goals on day of team launch

Having finished a strong sixth overall in the Tour de France in 2013, Bauke Mollema had made clear that the same race will be the priority for him this season and that he hopes to finish higher again in the general classification. The Dutchman and... → Read More


Atapuma, Phinney chasing success in Tour de San Luis

by VeloNation Press - Monday, January 20, 2014
American TT specialist enjoys best winter to date

With both riders feeling that their form is sufficiently good to be in the hunt for success in their first race of the year, Taylor Phinney and new signing Darwin Atapuma are hoping to clock up big results this week in the Tour de San Luis. US ti... → Read More

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