Bicycle Network launches Gold Coast event as part of new Peaks series

A new and challenging event in the beautiful rainforests of the Gold Coast Hinterlands is to be held on August 8 this year, Bicycle Network announced today. In a joint partnership with Bicycle Queensland, Peaks Challenge Gold Coast 2015 is the newest event in the recently expanded Peaks Challenge series that links in with Victoria’s […]


Interview with Andre Greipel: “Milan-San Remo and Gent-Wevelgem will be a main focus this Spring”

With 16 victories in 2014, including a stage win in the Tour de France, German sprinter André Greipel was the most successful rider of the season. After many years of kicking off his season in the Tour Down Under, a race he won two times with a record amount of 16 stage wins, the 32-year […]


Andreu: Armstrong’s not sorry; his lawyers will subpoena Frankie

Responding to claims made by Lance Armstrong to the BBC in which he said that some of those whom he tried to apologise to had rebuked his efforts, Betsy Andreu has said that she believes his attempts were hollow and meaningless, and that the truth of his stance is reflected in more recent actions. Speaking […]


Armstrong: I wouldn’t change the doping, I’d change the behaviour

Speaking to the BBC in what is being billed as his first TV interview since appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show two years ago, Lance Armstrong has said that if he could turn back the clock, he would change the way he acted but not the taking of banned substances. Asked by BBC Sports Editor […]


Dennis wins the Tour Down Under, Wippert sprints to final-stage win

Wouter Wippert (Drapac) has taken his first-ever stage win in a WorldTour race, sprinting to victory on the sixth and final stage of the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under. The 24-year-old Dutchman snuck along the barriers before hitting the front with roughly 200m to go and managing to hold off Heinrich Haussler (IAM) and Boris […]


Porte climbs to stage 5 win in the Tour Down Under, Dennis retains overall lead

Richie Porte (Sky) has won stage 5 of the Santos Tour Down Under for the second year in a row after leaving his rivals behind on the slopes of Willunga Hill. Only Rohan Dennis was able to respond when Porte put in repeated attacks on the final climb, but eventually the elastic snapped for Dennis […]


Haussler looking to final stage of Tour Down Under: “Sunday I still have a good chance for victory”

Already first in the Australian road race championships, fifth in the People’s Choice Classic and eighth and fourth on stages of the Santos Tour Down Under, Heinrich Haussler believes that he should be in the running for what would be his second win of the new season on Sunday’s final leg of the WorldTour race. […]


Samuel Sanchez extends with BMC Racing Team, will remain in peloton

Widely expected to retire, former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has instead inked a deal to renew with the BMC Racing Team and will be part of the setup during the 2015 season. Sanchez, who sprinted to victory in the 2008 Olympic road race in Beijing, moved to the team prior to the 2014 season after […]


Steele von Hoff wins crash-marred sprint on stage 4 of the Tour Down Under

Steele von Hoff has won stage 4 of the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under, sprinting to victory in Mount Barker ahead of Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) and Wouter Wippert (Drapac). A crash 150m from the finish line saw many riders hit the tarmac but the overall lead of Rohan Dennis (BMC) was not affected. In fact […]


USADA passes Zorzoli details to UCI and CIRC, UCI suspends his anti-doping role pending investigation

Commenting after the American Arbitration Association (AAA) released its report explaining why it had handed a lifetime ban to former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders, the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has confirmed to CyclingTips that the details of the investigation – including serious claims about the UCI’s scientific advisor Dr Mario Zorzoli […]