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Froome and Contador the big winners in early GC shake-up

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – The 2015 Tour de France is only into its second stage but already there’s more than 90 seconds between four big favourites for the general classification – Chris Froome (Sky), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). On a stage that was dramatically affected by crosswinds and […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Andre Greipel wins stage 2 of the Tour de France, Cancellara takes yellow; Megan Guarnier takes Giro Rosa lead after winning stage 2; Kump triumphs on stage one of the Tour of Qinghai Lake; IAM’s Enger celebrates his first professional win at Tour of Austria, […]

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Greipel wins sprint battle for stage 2 of Tour de France, Cancellara takes over yellow jersey

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – Andre Griepel drew first blood in the battle of the sprinters on day two of the Tour de France, coming off Mark Cavendish’s wheel after the Etixx – Quick-Step rider jumped with just over 200 metres to go. Greipel – who was once a team-mate of Cavendish with the HTC […]

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Updated: Adam Hansen injures shoulder in Tour de France crash

ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – Adam Hansen’s journey towards completing a record-equalling 12 straight Grand Tours has been dealt a blow after the Lotto Soudal rider crashed with 56km remaining in stage 2 of the Tour de France. A visibly shaken Hansen said after the stage that he had been in the wrong place at […]

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Storybook season continues for Megan Guarnier with Giro Rosa stage two win and maglia rosa

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) won stage two of the Giro Rosa from an elite group of eight riders that took shape over the climbs and descents that punctuated the second half of the stage. The American played off a late race attack by teammate Evie Stevens- employing a similar strategy to the one the pair used […]

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Douglas Ryder: Team MTN-Qhubeka wants to win a stage and hold a leader’s jersey in first Tour de France

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – It was, almost certainly, the biggest day in the history of Team MTN-Qhubeka. Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour de France marked the first time an African-registered trade team lined out in the Tour de France and was the culmination of many years’ hard work to take part in the […]

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Rohan Dennis takes yellow after winning Tour de France stage 1 time trial

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis (BMC) has won the stage 1 individual time trial at the 2015 Tour de France, propelling himself into the first yellow jersey of the race. Dennis powered through a flat, fast and flowing 13.8km in the Dutch city of Utrecht, stopping the clock with a time of […]

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Tony Martin: Dennis was always on my mind as a major threat

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – Rohan Dennis may have had to settle for a string of second places in his recent career but former world time trial champion Tony Martin said that he started the opening stage of the Tour de France convinced that the Australian rider was a big threat for the win. Dennis, […]

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Barbara Guarischi makes the most of ‘perfect’ Velocio-SRAM lead-out to win Giro Rosa stage one

Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) won the first road stage of the 26th edition of the Giro d’Italian on Saturday. The Italian sprinted to victory in Kamnik, Slovenia ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and teammate Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) Win for @BabyG_90, second Lucinda Brand…..And in more good news @tiffanycromwell third! #GiroRosa2015 pic.twitter.com/3g5hrQX1A9 — VelocioSRAM (@velociosports) July […]

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Astana facing MPCC exclusion after deciding Boom will start Tour despite low cortisol levels

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – The Tour de France has not yet started but the under-fire Astana team has already found itself centre stage and in the spotlight after it decided to defy the rules of the MPCC anti-doping movement and keep Lars Boom on its roster. The Dutchman, who signed for the team after […]

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