Ciolek: I’ve forgotten the suffering in the Tour…I’d be glad to go back

Speaking about a possible return to a race he hasn’t competed in since 2011, former Milan-Sanremo winner Gerald Ciolek has said riding the Tour de France again is a major objective for him in 2015. The German sprinter’s MTN-Qhubeka team has met with Tour organisers ASO and is awaiting confirmation about whether or not it […]


Nibali on Astana positives: “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has repeated his previous assertions that the Astana team does not have a systematic doping problem, dismissing any suggestions that a spate of positive tests linked to the team could reflect a coordinated policy. Speaking to the Guardian, Nibali was commenting after brothers Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy tested positive […]


Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge

Twenty-one-year-old mountain biker-turned-road cyclist Jack Haig will ride for Orica-GreenEdge in 2015, Haig’s current team Avanti Racing has announced. Haig has spent the past two seasons riding with Avanti (which was known as Huon-Genesys in 2013) and has split his time between Australia and Europe this season. Early this season Haig attracted international attention when […]


Smith: I want MTN Qhubeka to be completely open with data

MTN Qhubeka’s general manager Brian Smith has said that he is open to sharing as much information as possible with fans and others, saying that he wants the team to be open and transparent. Smith is about to head to South Africa for the team’s first training camp in advance of the 2015 season, a […]


Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive; Okishev fails A test for steroids

Already facing the scrutiny of the UCI Licence Commission, which will decide whether or not the team should be given a WorldTour licence for 2015, the doping cloud the Astana team is under has darkened with the news that a fourth rider with links to the team has tested positive. The UCI announced Wednesday that […]


Lighter and with renewed morale, Porte excited about 2015: “I’d love to have a big year”

Stating he is over a stone lighter than he was twelve months ago, Richie Porte has said he has got over the disappointment of a season frustrated by illness and is raring to go for 2015. Any thoughts that the Australian’s morale might still be dented after an at-times difficult year have been dismissed, with […]


Bora – Argon 18 chasing another invite to Tour de France

Having ridden the Tour de France this year and secured seventh place overall with Leopold Konig, the former NetApp Endura squad – which will be known by the new name of Bora – Argon 18 in 2015 – has said that targeting the race again next season is its top priority. The squad is the […]


Bigla and Cervélo confirm partnership for 2015

Having strengthened its roster and heightened its ambitions for next season, the Bigla Pro Cycling Team has announced that it will join forces with Cervélo in 2015, using the company’s R, S and P series frames. The company will take over from BMC as technical sponsor and, according to Thomas Campana, the team hopes that […]


Ted King on Cannondale-Garmin move: “Opportunities for me should be more frequent than years past”

Ted King has said he believes that his move to Cannondale-Garmin will be a big boost to his career, with the American stating that both the line-up and the opportunities should work well for him. King was one of 27 riders confirmed on Friday as part of the roster for 2015. He is one of […]


Movistar team’s 2015 line-up completed, Ventoso final rider to be announced

On a day when the Cannondale-Garmin team announced its 2015 line-up, another WorldTour team has confirmed its full roster for next season. The Movistar squad of 2014 Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana has confirmed it will number 28 riders next year, amongst them four new additions. These are Marc Soler (from the elite 2 team […]