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Dumoulin still can’t believe Vuelta performance, Degenkolb says sensations are good before world championships

Tom Dumoulin’s palmares point towards a rider with plenty of talent, but for many his Vuelta a España performance has been unexpected. The rider too feels this way, saying on the first rest day that he can’t quite believe how things have turned out for him. “I am very satisfied with the course of the […]

Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I hope the mountains are calling for me

Currently seventh overall in the Vuelta a España, one minute 17 seconds behind the race leader Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana has admitted that his first attempt at the Tour/Vuelta double has taken a lot more out of him that he expected. The Movistar rider is just 25 years of age and, after finishing second to […]

Tinkoff-Saxo denies firing of Julich and Healey, describes their departure as a mutual decision

Responding to media reports Monday suggesting that Bobby Julich and Daniel Healey had been fired from the Tinkoff-Saxo squad, the team has described the stories as incorrect reporting and clarified the situation. “All parties had agreed to make this announcement once the season was over in order not to distract the team while at the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristian Sbaragli wins Vuelta a España stage 10 in reduced bunch sprint; Boeckmans to stay in an induced coma for a week; Rigoberto Uran joins Cannondale-Garmin; Report – Tom Boonen to renew with Etixx-Quick-Step; Bora–Argon 18 signs Gregor Mühlberger; Stages adds carbon cranks to powermeter […]


Doctors forced to postpone plans to bring Boeckmans out of induced coma due to breathing difficulties

One day after saying that doctors would aim to bring Kris Boeckmans out of the induced coma he was placed in following his severe crash in the Vuelta a España, the Lotto-Soudal team has said that this course of action has had to be postponed. “The lung injuries (pneumothorax, laceration of the lung, bleeding of […]


Two time Giro d’Italia runner-up Uran joins Cannondale-Garmin

Following on from the recent announcement that Pierre Rolland will be joining the squad, Cannondale-Garmin has announced that the 2013 and 2014 Giro d’Italia runner-up Rigoberto Uran will also be part of the team next season. Currently riding with the Etixx – Quick-Step setup, Uran is moving across after a successful two years there. He […]

Sbaragli takes Vuelta a España stage 10 victory for MTN-Qhubeka

Weeks after taking its first Grand Tour stage win in the Tour de France, the MTN-Qhubeka team added a second victory when Kristian Sbaragli nabbed stage ten in the Vuelta a España. The Italian did things perfectly in a reduced bunch sprint to the line in Castellón, speeding home first. John Degenkolb, whose Giant-Alpecin team […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin takes Vuelta lead after summit victory on stage 9; Lizzie Armitstead wins GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup; Alexander Kristoff wins GP Ouest France – Plouay; Marc Soler wins the Tour de l’Avenir, Jack Haig second overall; Tony Martin secures overall victory in the […]


Vuelta a España stage 9: Dumoulin takes stage win and red jersey of race leader

Saying before the stage that his legs were good, Tom Dumoulin put in a dogged, driven performance on stage nine of the Vuelta a Espana. The Dutch Giant Alpecin rider attacked numerous times on the final climb, getting clear several times but then being hauled back. A surge with 1.7 kilometres remaining was more successful […]


Peter Sagan out of Vuelta a España after collision with motorbike, legal action being considered

After being hit by a motorbike in the finale of yesterday’s eight stage of the Vuelta a España, Peter Sagan and the Tinkoff-Saxo team have decided that he will not continue in this year’s race. “Sagan was hit by a reckless auxiliary motorbike in the final kilometres of stage eight and suffered wounds and burns […]