Will Walker video Interview: Over health issues, former top Australian talent ready to push hard in 2014
by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, December 11, 2013Move to Synergy Baku should see more international racing and opportunities
Saying that he believes his health is the best it has been since he was forced to give up the sport due to the triple whammy of heart rhythm problems, mononucleosis and Bell’s Palsy, Will Walker is looking forward to the new season and what he hopes ...Read More...
Tinkoff Saxo team conference: Questions and reactions from presentation plus interview video
by Shane Stokes - Monday, December 02, 2013Riis, Tinkov, Contador, Roche and Seier Christensen comment on plans to build world’s number one team
Changing his position on the team as a result of a multi million Euro sale to Oleg Tinkov, Bjarne Riis plans to work more closely with his riders in 2014 and beyond, motivating them and guiding them strategically. At today’s press conference in Londo...Read More...
Video: Live broadcast of Team Saxo Tinkoff’s London press conference; will Tinkov take over ownership from Riis?
by Shane Stokes - Monday, December 02, 2013Press conference here live from 3pm GMT
What is expected to be a very significant moment in the history of the Saxo Tinkoff team is set to take place this afternoon in London, with what the team describes as ‘important news’ being disclosed at 3pm GMT.
The announcement has been predict...Read More...
Dan Martin video interview part II: Targeting GC in the Giro could mean missing the Tour
by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 25, 2013Garmin-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...
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, 2013Irishman 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...
Tiffany Cromwell interview part II: Why I’m leaving Orica AIS for Specialized lululemon
by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 18, 2013Omloop Het Nieuwsblad winner speaks about schedule, new ambitions, team dynamic and the growth of women’s cycling
Confirmed today as joining Specialized lululemon after two seasons with the Orica AIS team, Tiffany Cromwell has spoken in detail about the move plus her reason for leaving the squad.
Despite riding on many occasions for Emma Johansson, she clocke...Read More...
Video: Ebsen questions Taiwan KOM Challenge winner Emami after latter’s return from two year ban
by Shane Stokes - Sunday, November 10, 2013“It would be very great if there was a doping control here…I am pretty sure that there are some things going on”
Raising concerns and doubts very soon after he finished eighth in yesterday’s Taiwan KOM Challenge, the 2012 victor John Ebsen made clear that he had questions about the lack of testing at the race plus the dominant victory of Rahim Emami (RTS Santic...Read More...
Video: Clarke and Cromwell speak about ordeal of racing up one of the toughest climbs in cycling
by Shane Stokes - Sunday, November 10, 2013“I think it is certainly the most difficult parcours I’ve ever raced on”
Grinding to the top of a 3,275, eighty kilometres-plus climb on yesterday’s Taiwan KOM Challenge, WorldTour rider Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge) and Orica AIS competitor Tiffany Cromwell have both spoken about the difficulty of the Mt. Hehuan ascent ...Read More...
Tiffany Cromwell video interview: Het Nieuwsblad winner pleased with season
by Shane Stokes - Friday, November 08, 2013Australian rider part of Taiwan KOM challenge, will race to 3275 kilometres above sea level tomorrow
Starting tomorrow as the best-known women rider attending the Taiwan KOM Challenge, a gruelling race which takes the riders up a 85.2 kilometre climb to the summit of Mt. Hehuan, Tiffany Cromwell has said that she is hoping to share her experience wi...Read More...
Nicolas Roche video interview part II: Getting the balance right, building for a bigger 2014 and looking further ahead
by Shane Stokes - Monday, November 04, 2013Irish rider speaks about Giro start in Belfast, his goals if he rides and a possible new build-up to the Tour
Nicolas Roche had the best race of his career in the Vuelta a España, winning a stage, wearing the red jersey plus each of the other category leader’s jerseys and then finishing fifth in Madrid.
The performance has boosted his morale and motivati...Read More...
Nicolas Roche video interview part I: Analysing 2013, a team change and a breakthrough Grand Tour performance
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, November 02, 2013Detailed discussion of year one with Team Saxo Tinkoff
The 2013 Vuelta a España was a breakthrough race for Nicolas Roche, with the Irishman winning stage two and then, several days later, taking over the race lead.
Both were first for the Team Saxo Tinkoff rider, who had gone close to Grand Tour sta...Read More...
Amsterdam Six: Live video coverage of final day of racing
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, October 26, 2013Watch tonight’s action here
Amsterdam six day, standings after day five (Friday)1, Jens Mouris and Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Vlasman, 208 pts2, Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Deelen Verswaren, 212 pts, at 1 lap3, Nick Stöpler and Yoeri Havik (Ned) AA Drink, 203 pts, at 1 ...Read More...
Amsterdam Six: Live video coverage from day five
by Shane Stokes - Friday, October 25, 2013Watch tonight’s action here
With just two evenings’ racing remaining in the Amsterdam Six day, the battle is heating up for the final honours. Last year’s winner Pim Ligthart plus his ICS – Visa partner Marcel Kalz jumped from third to first yesterday, taking a lap out of their...Read More...
Amsterdam Six: Live video coverage from day four
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, October 24, 2013Watch tonight’s action here
The big battle in Amsterdam continued yesterday with yet another change in leadership in the race. Dutchmen Nick Stöpler and Yoeri Havik (AA Drink) jumped from third to first overall with some great racing, overhauling previous leaders Leif Lampater ...Read More...
Amsterdam Six: Live video coverage from day three
by VeloNation Press - Wednesday, October 23, 2013Watch tonight’s action here
After Monday’s big battle in the Amsterdam Six which resulted in Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke (Deelen Verswaren) opening a one point lead over Dutch rivals Nick Stöpler and Yoeri Havik (AA Drink), things changed around yesterday when Boretti d...Read More...
Amsterdam Six: Live video coverage from day two
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, October 22, 2013Watch the battle on the boards as it plays out
Yesterday’s opening day of the Amsterdam Six saw a ferocious battle between the Belgian pairing of Kenny De Ketele and Gijs Van Hoecke (Deelen Verswaren) and Dutch rivals Nick Stöpler and Yoeri Havik (AA Drink).
The tussle between them and the ot...Read More...
Video Coverage of Amsterdam Six – Day One
by VeloNation Press - Tuesday, October 22, 2013De Ketele, Van Hoecke, Stöpler, Yoeri Havik and Kreder brothers amongst those battling it out
One of the sport’s best track competitions is currently taking place in the Netherlands, with the Amsterdam Six playing out in front of passionate fans. Live coverage of the competition will feature on VeloNation this week; today’s racing will begin ...Read More...
Video: Inside MTN Qhubeka’s service course
by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, October 16, 2013A tour of African team’s headquarters in Lucca, Italy
Racing against WorldTeams with far larger budgets, Team MTN Qhubeka had a fine season in 2013 and clocked up victories in a range of events. The African outfit notched up thirteen such wins, with Gerald Ciolek acting as David against the Goliaths in ...Read More...
Video: Roche pushing for Team Saxo Bank to allow him to start 2014 Giro d’Italia in Ireland
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, October 15, 2013“I expressed clearly my feeling and my demand to the team…I hope that I will get a favourable response”
Responding to the unveiling of the 2014 Giro d’Italia route, Nicolas Roche has made clear that he is determined to take part in the race and will lobby the Saxo Tinkoff team to ride.
Roche wants to grab the opportunity, being motivated by the fac...Read More...
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Mike Tamayo video interview: UnitedHealthcare pushing hard for Giro d’Italia ride
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, October 12, 2013Team hoping world track champion Irvine’s presence will help secure place at Irish Grande Partenza
Pushing for what would be its first-ever wildcard invitation to one of cycling’s three Grand Tours, the UnitedHealthcare team is hoping that the re-signing of world scratch race champion Martyn Irvine may help to secure a slot in next year’s Giro d’I...Read More...