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 […]


Leinders on lifetime ban: “I consider myself innocent”

Reacting to the lifetime ban handed down upon him by the American Arbitration Association today, former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders appears dismissive of the outcome. “As a physician, I consider myself innocent in this matter,” he said, according to NOS. He also made clear that the lifetime ban would have minimal impact […]


Dowsett forced to postpone hour record attempt as collarbone surgery recovery continues

Nine days after he fractured his collarbone in a training crash, Alex Dowsett and his Movistar Team have confirmed that the rider has been forced to postpone his UCI Hour record attempt scheduled for February 27 in London’s Lee Valley VeloPark. Dowsett crashed last Tuesday. His team announced the news the following day. He underwent […]


Former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Leinders handed lifetime ban for doping violations

Geert Leinders, former head doctor of the Rabobank team and also a past consultant doctor to Team Sky, has been handed a lifetime ban after being found guilty of repeated doping practices while with the Dutch team. The US Anti Doping Agency (USADA), Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD) and Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands (Doping autoriteit) jointly announced today […]


Rohan Dennis flies to stage 3 win and overall lead in the Tour Down Under

Rohan Dennis (BMC) has won stage 3 of the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under after flying past an elite lead group on the steep final ascent into Paracombe. Dennis was followed over the line three seconds later by his team leader Cadel Evans, the result pushing Dennis and Evans into first and second on the […]