Video: Sam Bennett gets crucial confidence boost with An Post Rás stage win
by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, May 22, 2013Irish rider speaks at length about worlds 2012 ride, aspirations for current season and more
An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly rider Sam Bennett has spoken of the morale boost he got in winning stage three of the An Post Rás, saying that the victory was a very important one after a lean spell.
“I am pretty happy – it is a long time since I...Read More...
Video: Bennett grabs important stage win on third day of An Post Rás, Bialoblocki new race leader
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, May 21, 2013Aggressive days’ stage concludes in large group gallop
It’s been a long period of time without a win for Sam Bennett but the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly rider ended the drought on Tuesday when he finished over a length clear of the next rider in the tailwind-boosted sprint into Listowel.
The vic...Read More...
Video: Archbold grabs stage win as Hawkins takes over yellow jersey in An Post Rás
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, May 21, 2013Kiwi first to line, Belfast rider moves to the top of general classification
Benefiting from work by his An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team-mate Sam Bennett, Shane Archbold was quickest of a ten man break which fought it out for stage victory on day two of the An Post Rás yesterday.
The New Zealand rider beat Marcin Bi...Read More...
Dan Martin video interview: Next target Tour de France, but I won’t make predictions
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, May 09, 2013Irishman takes ‘wait and see approach’ after Liège success, admits his confidence is growing
Successful this year in the Volta a Catalunya and in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Dan Martin is looking towards his second Tour de France with increasing confidence and relishes the chance of seeing what he can do in the event.
The Garmin-Sharp rider is...Read More...
Kelly video assessment of Wiggins vs Froome: ‘I would not like to be the director of Sky’
by Shane Stokes - Sunday, May 05, 2013‘It is going to be difficult to control Froome if he sees again that he is in a position where he could win the Tour’
Having competed during the era when Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault had their infamous tussle over leadership in the 1986 Tour de France, Sean Kelly knows a possible repeat of that battle is brewing in advance of the Tour de France.
Defending cha...Read More...
Video: Pozzato psyched for good Giro, believes form is on the up
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, May 04, 2013
Strong at the start of the season, disappointing in the Classics but appearing to be in better condition in the Presidential Tour of Turkey, Filippo Pozzato began his Giro d’Italia campaign today determined to chase a stage victory or two.
The La...Read More...
Video: Chris Juul Jensen stepping things up in year two in professional ranks, hopes for Vuelta ride
by Shane Stokes - Monday, April 29, 2013Danish rider building experience and strength
Chris Juul Jensen has expressed satisfaction with his season thus far, saying that he is encouraged by his second year as a pro with the Team Saxo Tinkoff squad.
The 23 year old has been riding a higher standard of races than in his debut season,...Read More...
Video: Sayar may consider a bigger team after Presidential Tour of Turkey win
by Shane Stokes - Monday, April 29, 2013Talks about health, buildup to race and says he’s not happy to face questions
Having picked up a bundle of UCI points for the biggest-ever success of his career, Presidential Tour of Turkey victor Mustafa Sayar said yesterday that he may consider offers to change teams. The points gained in taking the race could make him attra...Read More...
Marcel Kittel press conference video: Looking forward to sprinting against Greipel
by Shane Stokes - Sunday, April 28, 2013Won’t elaborate on his pointed tweet about race leader
The two haven’t really gone head to head in this year’s Tour of Turkey, with crashes, obstructions in the finale and the tough terrain on some stages ensuring that they were never in contention in the final 100 metres of any stage. However yesterday’...Read More...
Seeldraeyers video: ‘I exploded myself on the climb trying to follow the Turkish guy’
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, April 27, 2013Belgian rider says Mustafa Sayar ‘killed’ him.
Astana rider Kevin Seeldraeyers had hoped for a strong performance on yesterday’s sixth stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey, starting the day just ten seconds behind the race leader Natnael Berhane (Europcar). He had finished six seconds behin...Read More...
Video: Sayar celebrating top career result after grabbing overall lead in Presidential Tour of Turkey
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, April 27, 2013Says he had worked for six months to be ready for race, has nothing to say to questions in peloton
He finished third from last in 2012, one hour 41 minutes and 34 seconds behind his former Torku team-mate Ivailo Gabrovski, but Mustafa Sayar has shrugged off questions about his domination of this year’s race and said questions relating to Gabrovski...Read More...
Video: Kittel feels form is solid, Tour de France stage win ‘a very big goal’
by Shane Stokes - Friday, April 26, 2013German rider in good shape in Tour of Turkey
Argos Shimano leader Marcel Kittel didn’t figure on today’s finish of the Presidential Tour of Turkey due to the tough climb to the finish line, but the German rider sees two more opportunities to add to his victory total before the race ends on Sund...Read More...
Video: Guardini to miss Giro but hopes for Tour de France ride with Astana
by Shane Stokes - Friday, April 26, 2013Italian sprinter chasing stage win in Presidential Tour of Turkey
Although he won a stage last year, beating Mark Cavendish and the other top sprinters to snag stage eighteen, Andrea Guardini has confirmed that he won’t ride this year’s Giro d’Italia. Instead, the young Italian is hoping to gain selection for what ...Read More...
Video: US champion Duggan back racing after injury, pleased with recovery
by Shane Stokes - Friday, April 26, 2013American rider set out targets for 2013, starting with national title defence
The US national road race champion Timmy Duggan has made a rapid recovery from the injuries he suffered in the Santos Tour Down Under, and has returned to competition this week in the Presidential Tour of Turkey.
Duggan fell heavily on stage thre...Read More...
Tour of Turkey Video: Greipel in press conference after stage five victory
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, April 25, 2013German rider wants his key supporting riders in the Tour
Clocking up his second sprint victory of the race, André Greipel has once again shown that he is climbing very well at present, particularly for a rider of his musculature. The Lotto Belisol rider finished in a select group into Turgutreis on Thursda...Read More...
Video: Meyer encouraged by showing thus far in Presidential Tour of Turkey
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, April 25, 2013Australian rider on the lookout for a chance to improve on seventh overall
Orica GreenEdge rider Cameron Meyer was sitting seventh overall heading into today’s fifth stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey and is encouraged by how well he is feeling at this point of the season.The Australian missed several early season rac...Read More...
Video: Hansen aims to finish all three Grand Tours again in 2013
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, April 23, 2013Australian rider Lotto Belisol’s GC hope today in Presidential Tour of Turkey
For the second year in success, Adam Hansen hopes to complete all three Grand Tours in the same season, thus solidifying his place in a very select group of cyclists.
Less than 40 riders in the history of the sport have finished the Giro d’Italia,...Read More...
Video: Meyer intent on fighting for Tour of Turkey GC as race heads into mountains
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, April 23, 2013Australian talent talks about disrupted early season, upcoming targets and potential Tour debut
He hasn’t raced much this year but Cameron Meyer is hoping that today’s crucial stage in the Presidential Tour of Turkey will go well for him and put him in position to challenge for the overall classification.
The Australian was upbeat when he s...Read More...
Andre Greipel video: Turkey race leader relieved to avoid big crash, wants stage wins
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, April 23, 2013German set to lose turquoise jersey today
Andre Greipel may have taken over as race leader on yesterday’s second stage of the Presidential Tour of Turkey, but the German accepts that his tenure in the turquoise jersey will be a brief one. Today’s third stage of the race heads to the summit o...Read More...
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Aidis Kruopis Video: Stage winner’s press conference from Tour of Turkey
by Shane Stokes - Monday, April 22, 2013Orica GreenEdge rider says he was lucky, but also skilful in dangerous finale
Stage two of the 2013 Presidential Tour of Turkey will be remembered for a dramatic crash in the finale which took down a very sizeable chunk of the peloton, but also marked a strong victory for Orica GreenEdge’s impressive Lithuanian rider, Aidis Kr...Read More...