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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 »

Vuelta a Castilla y Leon stage 2 goes to Lobato.


The Euskaltel-Euskadi team have claimed a second consecutive stage win at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, with Juanjo Lobato winning the second stage from Urueña to Palencia. Lobato edged out both Juan Jose Francesco of Caja Rural and the Ken Hanson of Optum Pro Cycling in a sprint finish after the break was caught with 10km to go. Lasca ... Read More »

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 »

Urtasun takes Stage One at Vuelta a Castilla y Leon

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Urtasun claims first win for Euskaltel-Euskadi this season. The opening stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon finished with Pablo Urtasun of Euskaltel-Euskadi coming out on top. The 194.8km stage from Arevalo to Valladolid finished with a bunch sprint, with Urtasun beating both Francesco Lasca (2nd) and Enrique Sanz (3rd) to the top of the podium Since it’s the ... Read More »

Capturing the spirit of Paris Roubaix

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This short film, directed by Wilfried de Jong / Rob Hodselmans really captures what it’s like to ride on the cobbles at the Paris Roubaix. The punishment that both the riders, and the bikes go through during this race is extraordinary. Give it a watch, it’s a few years old but the cobbles never change. Read More »

Italian Cycling Shows Merge.


After a long running battle between the two largest Italian bicycle shows an agreement has been reached to put on a single large-scale exhibition event. PadovaFiere and Confindustria ANCMA (Confederation of Italian Industry–National Association of Cycles, Motorcycles and Accessories) have agreed that ExpoBici in Padova will become the unified show. “The collaborative agreement with Confindustria ANCMA is a great step ... 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 »

Diniz climbs into the lead in San Luis

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Alex Diniz from the team Funvic Brasilinvest claimed victory in the third stage of the 2013 Tour de San Luis. The Brazillian took the  stage after an outstanding solo effort on an eight-kilometer climb. The convincing stage win of 24 seconds also meant that he would take the lead in the General Classification by 24 seconds. The 27-year-old ex-doper returned to ... Read More »

Thomas takes Tour Down Under stage 2 after late attack


Geraint Thomas (Sky) won stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under Wednesday, attacking a late breakaway to take the stage and the overall leader’s jersey. Thomas countered an attack from George Bennett (RadioShack-Leopard) six kilometers from the finish and found himself solo on the head of the race. Bennett soon joined Thomas on the descent from the Montacute climb, ... Read More »

2013 Tour down Under – Stage Two Preview

Tour Down Under 2013 Stage two Map

Mount Barker to Rostrevor    –     Flat     –      116.5km     -      23/01/2013 VS’ winner prediction : Edvald Boasson Hagen Saturday’s stage 5 is more than likely going to decided who wins GC after the peloton go up Old Willunga Hill, but today will also prove pivotal to riders chances of winning the ... Read More »

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