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Good morning and welcome to your Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Majka takes Tour of Poland stage 5; Guardini wins stage two of Tour of Denmark; Tom Danielson wins Tour of Utah stage 4; Contador recovery moving quicker than rider and team have claimed?; WADA: provisional suspension handed to Kreuziger doesn’t contravene anti-doping […]


Tour de France climbing speeds analysed: what does it all mean?

The dust has settled, the riders are recovering and the fans are already thinking of next year while also looking forward to a star-studded Vuelta a España. The exploits of the 2014 Tour de France still burn bright in the memory, though, and the analysis continues as to what was on show and how it […]


Froome, Quintana, Horner, Evans, Cavendish, Sagan amongst riders expected for Vuelta

Boasting a provisional start list which rivals or possibly even exceeds the level of that shown in the recent Tour de France, the upcoming Vuelta a España looks set to be a massive battle between some of the top names in the sport. The 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Sky), the runner up […]


Sean Kelly Tour de France blog: I know exactly how Sagan feels

In his latest Tour de France blog for CyclingTips, four-time Green Jersey winner Sean Kelly analyses the frustration felt by Peter Sagan, assess where he and the team could be going wrong, discusses the withdrawals of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and weighs up Vincenzo Nibali’s prospects of winning the Tour.


Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]


Two fractures confirmed for 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome

Chris Froome is facing an enforced period of time off the bike after he received confirmation that he had suffered two fractures during his short-lived Tour de France. The defending champion fell on stage four and hurt his wrist. He went for x-rays afterwards and while nothing showed up on the initial scan, the Tour […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Lars Boom wins on the cobbles of Le Tour’s stage 5 as Chris Froome crashes out; Marianne Vos wins a third stage of the Giro Rosa, stays in maglia rosa; Oscar Gatto takes his second stage win at the Tour of Austria, Peter Kennaugh maintains […]


Lars Boom wins on the cobbles of stage 5 as Chris Froome crashes out

Lars Boom (Belkin) has won a memorable fifth stage of the 2014 Tour de France after escaping from an elite lead group on the final sector of cobblestones less than 7km from the finish. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) finished third and extended his lead over his main GC rivals while 2013 winner Chris Froome (Sky) crashed […]


Froome abandons Tour de France after third crash in two days

Down yesterday in a crash and a faller today on two other occasions, defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome has withdrawn from the race. The Team Sky rider was already nursing a sore wrist after his stage four fall. Race doctor Florence Pommerie said after the stage that no fracture was visible in x-rays, […]


Tour doctor: No obvious fracture for Froome, but cobbles will decide

Tour de France race doctor Florence Pommerie has said that the x-rays and scans taken of Chris Froome’s wrist at the finish don’t reveal any obvious signs of a fracture and that the rider will try to continue in the race on Wednesday. “We didn’t see a very, very big thing. We don’t know really […]