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Oliveira outfoxes large break to snag stage 13 of Vuelta a España

Lampre-Merida’s Nelson Oliveira picked up the first Grand Tour stage win of his career at the end of stage 13 of the Vuelta a España, hitting the line first after he soloed clear from the day’s break. The Portuguese rider was one of 24 who was up the road and made his move inside the […]


Astana booted from the MPCC over Lars Boom’s Tour de France start

Having defied the MPCC’s regulations in allowing Lars Boom to start the Tour de France, the Astana team has been ejected from the anti-doping organisation. The MPCC, which was set up in 2007 to try to restore credibility to the sport through the voluntary acceptance of tougher anti-doping regulations, has acted in relation to the […]


Brian Holm: ‘I would be disappointed with Cavendish if he was only thinking about the money’

Sports director Brian Holm plans to stay with Etixx-Quick-Step regardless of whether his long-time protégé Mark Cavendish leaves the squad at the end of this season. Holm told CyclingTips that he would bid the Manxman a professional adieu should he and his entourage, including Australian lead-out specialist Mark Renshaw, move on. Holm has significantly influenced […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Poppel returns after late puncture to scoop victory on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España; Michael Matthews wins stage 2 of the Tour of Alberta; Lauren Hall claims stage 3 of the Boels Rental Ladies Tour; Lauren Stephens wins stage 2 of the […]


Cancellara ends season prior to world championships: “I don’t have batteries anymore for a third come-back”

The world championships may have been one of his biggest goals of the season but a spate of bad luck this year and low morale have prompted Fabian Cancellara to thrown the towel in on 2015 and to instead take a break and plan towards 2016. “Physically I could probably go on and race the […]


Van Poppel returns after late puncture to scoop victory on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

On a day when many expected John Degenkolb to win, Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) was the one who clocked up victory at the end of stage 12 of the Vuelta a España. The young Dutch rider showed the same kind of speed which earned his father Jean Paul the Tour de France green […]


Tinkoff-Saxo continues in Vuelta but promises immediate withdrawal if any further safety issues arise

Although its team owner Oleg Tinkov implied he wanted to remove his Tinkoff-Saxo squad from the Vuelta a España and the team itself said it was considering this course of action, it has now stated that it will continue in the race. Tinkov’s threat came after a second rider from the team was forced to […]


[Updated] Froome out of Vuelta a España due to stage 11 crash injuries: “Too much to continue”

Chris Froome’s bid to win the Tour de France and Vuelta a España in the same season has come to an untimely end as a result of injuries suffered during Wednesday’s 11st stage of the race. A MRI scan carried out Thursday morning revealed a fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot, explaining […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Landa triumphs on stage 11 of Vuelta a España, Aru takes race lead; Jolien d’Hoore takes back-to-back stage wins at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour; Fournier beats Kimberley Wells on stage 1 of the Tour de l’Ardeche; Chris Froome taken to hospital for X-Rays after […]


Tinkoff-Saxo debating its continued participation in Vuelta after second rider hit by motorbike

Four days after Peter Sagan was hit by a motorbike near the finish of stage, and hours after it released a list of demands for the Vuelta organisers and the UCI in relation to this, the Tinkoff-Saxo team is considering withdrawing from the Spanish tour. In what seemed like a scarcely-believable twist, a second rider […]