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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack; Tom Boonen wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Jan Bakelants takes solo victory in the Giro del Piemonte; Alexis Gougeard wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Neil van der Ploeg claims stage 2 ITT of the Tour of China […]


King, Kolar tip Sagan for even greater success

Speaking in the days after Peter Sagan won the 2015 UCI world road race championships, former and current team-mates Ted King and Michael Kolar have said they believe that he will go on to even bigger things. King raced with Sagan for four seasons at the Liquigas-Cannondale squad and said that the now-25 year old […]

Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack

Continuing a superb run of form in the past three weeks, Vincenzo Nibali soloed to victory in the Il Lombardia on Sunday. The Italian champion clocked up his first Classic, attacked on the descent before the final climb, fending off a chase by Dani Moreno (Katusha) and racing in 21 seconds clear. France’s Thibaut Pino […]


The real Peter Sagan: beneath the surface, who is the new world champion?

It’s easy to form impressions from the other side of a tv screen – or even a microphone – but it is only those behind the scenes who are able to get, and give, a more complete picture of a personality. Peter Sagan is a larger than life figure. His image and legend grew even […]


Kittel says Giant-Alpecin’s future focus on GC was one reason for his departure

Almost certainly referring to Tom Dumoulin’s breakthrough ride at the Vuelta a España, a performance which illustrated that he could become a real Grand Tour contender, Marce Kittel has said that a change in direction for the Giant-Alpecin team was one of the reasons why he quit the squad. The team and the German sprinter […]


Kittel leaves Giant-Alpecin one year before end of contract: ‘I want to make a fresh start’

Following on from rumours this week that Marcel Kittel will leave Giant-Alpecin and move to Ettix – Quick-Step, the sprinter and his current team have confirmed that he will indeed exit the squad. Kittel has been with the team since turning professional in 2011. Over those years he developed into the best sprinter in the […]


Samples of top five finishers in the Tour de France to be retained for ten years for possible retesting, 656 controls carried out during race

The first five riders in the general classification at the Tour de France will have their doping control samples retained for ten years in order to facilitate possible retesting. The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF) and the UCI announced the news on Friday, meaning that the samples of Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Diego Rosa wins Milano-Turino; Jens Debusschere claims opening road stage of the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Froome eyeing off Tour de France/Olympic races treble in 2016; Simon Gerrans – Looking to Giro di Lombardia and putting season behind him; 2016 Giro d’Italia route revealed five days […]


Six African riders renew with MTN-Qhubeka/Team Dimension Data, Bos and Brammeier remain on board

Following announcements Tuesday and Wednesday that saw the addition of Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw, Bernhard Eisel, Nathan Haas and Omar Fraile to the team plus the retention of several others, MTN Qhubeka has announced a third wave of contract news. The team, which will race as Team Dimension Data in 2016, is retaining six more […]


Froome chasing Tour de France/Olympic races treble

Seeking to go one better than Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic time trial in 2012, Chris Froome has said that he will chase victory in those two races plus the Olympic road race next year. The Briton won his second Tour de France in July and will begin his tilt […]