Quintana hits the deck, loses race lead but can remain in Vuelta

Fifth at the first intermediate time check on the stage ten time trial in the Vuelta a España, Nairo Quintana’s bid to defend his race leader’s red jersey unravelled very soon afterwards with a high speed crash on the descent of the day’s climb. The Colombian rider was sent flying when he ran wide on […]


Fränk Schleck and Zoidl extend through 2016 with Trek Factory Racing

After speculation about whether or not he would remain with the team, Fränk Schleck has been confirmed as remaining part of the Trek Factory Racing setup for another two years. The Luxembourg rider came back to racing this season after a suspension and while he hasn’t returned to his previous level of form, the 34 […]


Cancellara loses runner-up slot in Vuelta time trial due to time penalty

Initially the fastest rider in the provisional standings and then second by the end of the stage ten time trial, Fabian Cancellara was later bumped down a place to third as a result of a penalty handed down by the race judges. The Swiss rider finished 11 seconds behind his big TT rival Tony Martin, […]


Martin grabs Vuelta TT victory, Contador takes over red jersey from fallen Quintana

World time trial champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) blasted to victory as expected in the Vuelta a España’s stage ten time trial, notching up an important win in advance of the defence of his title next month. The German beat one of his main rivals for gold by 11 seconds, with former champ Fabian Cancellara […]


All anti-doping tests from 2014 Tour de France declared negative

The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF), which manages the anti-doping programme of the UCI, has announced that there were no positive tests in this year’s Tour de France. The Swiss-based organisation has said that a total of 719 blood and urine controls were carried out on riders, and that none had been red-flagged. CADF Director […]


Cardoso extends Garmin-Sharp/Slipstream contract until end of 2016

The Portuguese rider André Cardoso has inked a new deal with the Garmin-Sharp/Slipstream Sports setup he has raced with this season, with a contract being signed to take him to the end of the 2016 season. The 29 year old climber finished a solid 21st and 16th in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the […]


MTN Qhubeka continues expansion with signatures of Theo Bos and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg

Following on from its decision to sign Edvald Boasson Hagen to a two year contract, the MTN Qhubeka team has continued its expansion by announcing that Theo Bos will compete for the team in 2015. The five time world track champion has forged a good road career, clocking up 35 wins in total, and this […]


Parents, friends of late world junior TT champion Igor Decraene dismiss suicide claims

The parents of the recently-departed junior world time trial champion Igor Decraene have moved to dismiss media reports which emerged following his tragic death early on Saturday morning, insisting that suggestions he took his own life are completely untrue. On September 24th of last year the Belgian beat Mathias Krigbaum (Denmark) and Zeke Mostov (United […]


Vuelta race leader Quintana: If I lose time in the time trial, it won’t be much

Speaking in advance of Tuesday’s important time trial, Vuelta a España general classification leader Nairo Quintana has said that he doesn’t think he will give up much time – if any – to his rivals. The Colombian is a climbing specialist rather than an expert against the clock, although he did win the uphill time […]


Anacona wins stage 9, Quintana profits from Contador attack

Making a move in search of the race leader’s red jersey but having to settle for the stage win, Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) raced to an excellent victory on the Vuelta a España’s summit finish at Aramón Valdelinares. The Colombian rider lived up to his name when he proved strongest out of a 31man break which […]