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How The Season Was Won 2014

There’s more to cycling than crossing the line first—yes, winning is important, but providing critical team support, functioning well under a variety of racing conditions, and keeping the sport exciting and enjoyable to watch throughout the year are all important, too. After all, cycling’s business structure is built on the idea that people are watching. With that in mind, […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Lighter and with renewed morale, Porte excited about 2015: “I’d love to have a big year”; Retirement or alternative offer? Sanchez won’t be with BMC Racing Team in 2015; Bora – Argon 18 chasing another invite to Tour de France; ASO confirms starting teams for […]


Contador regards Kilimanjaro ascent as symbolic start of 2015 campaign [+ gallery]

Although his first race of 2015 is at least a couple of months away, Alberto Contador has said that he regards this week’s summiting of the Kilimanjaro climb as being the symbolic start to a season he regards as a very challenging one. Commenting after his Tinkoff Saxo team’s successful trek to the top of […]


Contador beats Nibali and Valverde to win Vélo d’Or competition

Although he didn’t achieve his goal of winning the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has been named the recipient of the prestigious Vélo d’Or award for 2014 by the French Vélo magazine. The Spanish Tinkoff Saxo rider received 66 points in the voting, eight points ahead of the 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali […]


Valverde set to win WorldTour competition as Contador confirms he’ll miss Beijing

Having crashed hard in the finale of yesterday’s Il Lombardia, Alberto Contador has renounced his planned participation in the Tour of Beijing. The Vuelta a España winner confirmed Monday via Twitter that he won’t take part, with the after-effects of the crash on the final corner of the race aggravating the same knee he hurt […]


Contador seals Vuelta a España victory, Malori wins final-stage ITT

Playing things cautiously rather than taking chances in the wet, technical conditions, Alberto Contador sealed victory in the Vuelta a España with a conservative ride in the final time trial in Santiago de Compostela. The Spaniard notched up the sixth Grand Tour win of his career at the end of the 9.7 kilometre test, celebrating […]


Contador speaks on eve of third Vuelta win: ‘The season has been incredible’

Alberto Contador is poised to take the third Vuelta a España and sixth Grand Tour of his career on Sunday, with the Spaniard further bolstering his race lead with his second mountaintop victory in the race. Speaking after dropping Chris Froome to win atop the Puerto de Ancares, Contador said that beating the Briton has […]


Contador sets up Vuelta GC win with victory on final mountain stage

Vuelta a España race leader Alberto Contador underlined what is surely his overall victory in the event when he raced to solo success on the final mountain stage of the race, the Puerto de Ancares. The Tinkoff Saxo rider resisted all of the expected attacks by closest rival Chris Froome (Sky) on the last climb, […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Contador extends Vuelta lead with stage 16 victory; Mark Renshaw wins stage 2 of the Tour of Britain, takes overall lead; Mattia Gavazzi wins stage 1 of the Tour of China II; Spanish policeman killed during stage 16 of Vuelta a España; Brambilla, Rovny ejected […]


Contador bolsters race lead with solo victory on Vuelta’s queen stage

Responding in the best way possible after being stubbornly marked and unaided by Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez on the final climb of Sunday’s stage, Alberto Contador proved a point when he raced to a solo victory on Monday’s sixteenth stage of the race. Valverde and Rodriguez also suffered at the hands of Chris Froome, […]