Video: Newly unveiled An Post Rás route given thumbs up by 2013 runner-up McConvey
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 30, 2014Irish event to feature 36 categorised climbs and Seskin Hill summit finish
The route of Ireland’s toughest stage race the An Post Rás has been welcomed by last year’s runner-up Connor McConvey, with the Synergy Baku Cycling Project rider saying that he believes the eight day race will make for a big spectacle and also a wor...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, 2014WorldTour 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...
Santos Tour Down Under: Evans returns to top form with dominant display on Corkscrew Hill
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 23, 2014BMC 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...
Santos Tour Down Under: Ulissi powers home ahead of Gerrans and Evans, jumps to second overall
by Shane Stokes - Wednesday, January 22, 2014GC 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...
Gerrans takes early advantage with stage win in Santos Tour Down Under
by Shane Stokes - Tuesday, January 21, 2014Australian 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...
Live broadcast – Belkin Pro Cycling team presentation
by VeloNation Press - Monday, January 20, 2014Dutch squad’s management and top riders lay out goals for 2014
Heading into year two of the project, the Belkin Pro Cycling team will today detail its ambitions for the 2014 season at its team launch at the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum.
The WorldTour squad evolved out of the structu...Read More...
Video/report: Elvin wins second Australian women’s road race title, Ewan takes Under 23 gold
by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 11, 2014Highlights from today’s races
Making history when she became the first woman in two decades to take two consecutive national road race titles, Gracie Elvin outsprinted Lauren Kitchen (NSW) and last year’s Subaru National Road Series winner Katrin Garfoot (QLD) at the end of the 1...Read More...
Video: Von Hoff, Roy, Roper and Ewan take gold medals in Australian criterium championships
by Shane Stokes - Thursday, January 9, 2014Sprint finishes settle each race, attention now turns to weekend road races
Garmin-Sharp rider Steele Von Hoff blazed in ahead of the field to take the Australian elite criterium championship title in Ballarat today, finishing two seconds ahead of the Avanti riders Anthony Giacoppo and Brenton Jones.
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Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Three stages out of four for Bronini, who takes overall title
by VeloNation Press - Sunday, January 5, 2014Hosking accuses team of collusion, unhappy with way break was brought back
Cementing what was a dominant display by herself and her Wiggle Honda team in the race, triple world champion Giorgia Bronzini blazed home to take her third stage victory plus overall success in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic today.
The Itali...Read More...
Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Jones takes overall as Ewan grabs stage win on final day
by VeloNation Press - Sunday, January 5, 2014Video highlights from final stage in Williamstown
Two years after being left in a coma by a bad racing crash, the young Australian rider Brenton Jones (Procon Telematics’) moved a step closer to a big pro career when he won the final overall classification in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic.
Durbridge in impressive form in Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic
by VeloNation Press - Saturday, January 4, 2014Stage victory moves Australian champion close to yellow jersey of Dempster
Luke Durbridge proved he will be one of the main riders to beat in the upcoming Australian national championships when he powered to victory on today’s third stage of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic.
The 2013 national road race and TT champion...Read More...
Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic: Bronzini looking good for overall victory after win on stage three
by Shane Stokes - Saturday, January 4, 2014See video highlights from women’s and men’s races
Three time world champion Giorgia Bronzini notched up her second win in three days and solidified her place at the top of the general classification in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic today.
The Wiggle Honda rider sprinted in well ahead of Ann...Read More...
Video: Brian Cookson says restoring credibility of cycling is most important priority
by VeloNation Press - Sunday, December 29, 2013UCI president outlines what he sees as the most crucial steps for the sport
Commenting after three months in office as UCI president, Brian Cookson has said that the early feedback from many within the sport has been that change was needed in the governance of cycling, and that the initial progress made has been positive.
Moritz Milatz video interview: BMC Racing Team MTB rider riding cross to prepare for 2014 season
by VeloNation Press - Sunday, December 29, 2013Former European champion speaks about structured preparation
Riding cross races as preparation for the upcoming season, the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team rider Moritz Milatz competed in the Run and Bike in Reute, Germany last week. After finishing fifth in the event, he talked about his buildup to 2014 and name...Read More...
Video: MTN Qhubeka’s Tour of Rwanda campaign covered in detail in episode three of African Bicycle Dream
by VeloNation Press - Monday, December 23, 2013Squad looks back on 2013 season and ahead to what it hopes will be first-ever Grand Tour participation
At the end of its most successful season to date and weeks before the Giro d’Italia makes a decision about which squads it will invite to the 2014 race, the MTN Qhubeka team has released the third instalment of its fine African Bicycle Dream document...Read More...
Matt Brammeier video interview: ‘I need to win as many races as possible’
by Shane Stokes - Monday, December 16, 2013Irish road race champion pleased with early impressions of Synergy Baku team, ambitious for 2014
Now 28 years old and thus entering what should be his best years as an athlete, Matt Brammeier has pledged to take a more ambitious outlook heading into the 2014 season. After years of riding for others, the British-born Irishman had more personal fr...Read More...
Luke Davison video interview: Double World Cup race winner gaining confidence prior to 2014 track worlds
by Shane Stokes - Sunday, December 15, 2013Emerging Australian road and track rider shows strong promise
Winner of two gold medals in the recent track World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Luke Davison has taken a major morale boost from what is his best track form ever.
The 23 year old Australian rider has increased motivation for the remaining World...Read More...
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 2, 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...
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Video: Live broadcast of Team Saxo Tinkoff’s London press conference; will Tinkov take over ownership from Riis?
by Shane Stokes - Monday, December 2, 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...