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Ian Stannard takes his second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) defended his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title and pulled off an incredible victory today despite being outnumbered in the final break. Stannard found himself in a four-man breakaway with a narrow gap as they headed into the final 40 kilometres by three Etixx – Quick-Step riders: Tom Boonen, Stijn Vandenbergh and Niki […]


Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener

In the tenth edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) beat out Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) in a two-up sprint to win the first European race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) led home the chasers in Ghent to round out the podium. The race winning move escaped from an elite front […]


Van Avermaet claims innocence after doping investigation emerges

Named in media reports Saturday morning as being suspected of doping, one of the top Omloop Het Nieuwsblad favourites Greg Van Avermaet has claimed innocence and said that he is confident that he will be cleared. The 29 year old Belgian was told on Thursday that he had to appear before the Belgian Cycling Federation […]


Armstrong and CIRC: Questions were limited, reduction in lifetime ban thought unlikely

Although Lance Armstrong recently gave the impression that he was fully cooperative with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission, telling the BBC that he gave full details in two meetings with the independent body, it appears that version of events may be misleading. “I have met them twice, they have asked me not to go into […]


Martyn Ashton: Despite paralysis, goal is to be back on bike this year

For a rider who was left paralysed in an accident seventeen months ago, Martyn Ashton comes across as having a remarkable spirit. Spend even a few minutes talking to him and it is obvious that he has retained a very positive approach. Humorous, maintaining hope and ambition and speaking with a zest for life that […]


Sarah Storey’s Hour Record Live Stream

Tune in here for Sarah Storey’s attempt for the Hour Record taking place at the Lee Valley Velopark in London on Saturday February 28 at 15:00 GMT (Saturday March 1 at 1am ADST, and Saturday February 28 at 7am PST). Storey is aiming to better the 46.065 kilometre distance covered by the Dutchwoman Leontien van […]


What’s next for Astana? Team indicates it will fight UCI request to withdraw licence

Responding to the UCI’s stated request to its Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s WorldTour licence, the team has indicated that it will fight the decision before that commission and may also take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The statement raises the prospect of a battle between the team of Tour […]


Ballan aiming for possible August return after CAS reduces doping suspension

He was handed a two year ban from cycling in January 2014 but following a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, former world champion Alessandro Ballan has received a six month reduction to that suspension. The Italian rider will be eligible to return on August 17, although it remains to be seen […]


Tour champion Nibali may require wildcard invite as Astana faces withdrawal of licence

Despite having Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali on its roster, the Astana squad has realised that the UCI’s previous promise to keep it under close scrutiny was far from an empty one. Following a thorough investigation of the team by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), the governing body […]


History of the women’s hour record: Sarah Storey battling to join the greats of the sport

It’s a mark that has remained static for over a decade, but Sarah Storey’s decision to post a new chapter in women’s hour record history will secure herself a place alongside some of the world’s top female names if she succeeds in London on Saturday. The 37 year old rider is taking on the athletic […]