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Craig Lewis fractures elbow


Champion System placed two of its key veterans on the injured list this week, with American Craig Lewis suffering a fractured elbow and Bobbie Traksel undergoing knee surgery. Lewis crashed hard in Wednesday’s Brabantse Pijl semi-classic, injuring his right elbow. “A crash happened to the left of me — maybe somebody overlapped a wheel or something,” Lewis said in a ... Read More »

Team Sky announce April Squads.


Team Sky head into the Ardennes Classics with a trio of strong squads ready to tackle some of the most prestigious one-day races on the calendar. Over an eight-day period the peloton will tackle Amstel Gold (April 14), Fleche Wallonne (April 17) and Liege-Bastogne-Liege (April 21) as an array of the world’s top climbing talent duke it out. Kicking off ... Read More »

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Gasparotto and Löfkvist hit by Vehicles


Two professional riders were both hit by vehicles whilst on training rides whilst they are preparing for the Ardennes Week which starts with The Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) and Thomas Löfkvist (IAM Cycling) both suffered injuries in the crashes. Gasparotto hopes to be able to still defend his title tomorrow, but Löfkvist faces a six week ... Read More »

Sky name February teams.


Team from Tour down under remains unchanged for Tour of Qatar. Team Sky have announced its teams for February races, with Tour de France and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins making his season debut in the Mallorca Challenge race series which starts on Sunday. He will then ride the Tour of Oman alongside Chris Froome, Joe Dombrowski, Peter Kennaugh, Vasil Kiryienka, ... Read More »

Fränk Schleck gets one-year ban for doping.


Fränk Schleck has been handed a one-year ban as a result of testing positive for the diuretic Xipamide during last year’s Tour de France. The ban has been back-dated partially, and will end on 13th July. This means that the 32-year old will miss the 2013 Tour de France as his ban ends whilst the Tour is in full swing. The sentance ... Read More »

Lotto Beliosol to use Skins


Press Release : As an existing official partner of the Belgian professional cycling team Lotto Belisol, compression sportswear brand SKINS will be continuing its support of the team’s pro cyclists in 2013. The arrangement means the Lotto Belisol men’s team, the women’s professional team and the U23 team will be able to train in the latest technology-driven compression garments. SKINS ... Read More »

Contador to skip Giro.


Alberto Contador has confirmed to Cyclingnews that he will not race the Giro d’Italia in 2013. The multiple grand tour winner will instead stake his season on the Tour de France, with the option of the Vuelta a España to be considered after the Tour. Contador is currently riding the Tour de San Luis and early this week made clear ... Read More »

Wiggins and Froome schedules announced


Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome will begin their seasons at the Mallorca Challenge and the Tour of Oman respectively. The Team Sky duo, who finished first and second at the Tour de France last season, will return to racing action in February as they build towards Grand Tour objectives later in the season. Wiggins will kick off his campaign ... Read More »

Boonen ruled out for Tour of Qatar


The Belgian national champion, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), has announced that he will not take part in this year’s edition of the Tour of Qatar.  Boonen had to have surgery on Sunday due to developing an infection in his elbow, which had become septic. He is expected to leave Herental’s hospital tomorrow, with reports coming from his team that his ... Read More »

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