Lars Boom

Astana facing MPCC exclusion after deciding Boom will start Tour despite low cortisol levels

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – The Tour de France has not yet started but the under-fire Astana team has already found itself centre stage and in the spotlight after it decided to defy the rules of the MPCC anti-doping movement and keep Lars Boom on its roster. The Dutchman, who signed for the team after […]

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Who will win the 2015 Paris-Roubaix? Race favourites discuss their chances

There can be only one: it’s a tagline that was used in the 1986 film Highlander but is perhaps equally applicable to Paris-Roubaix. In that movie, the central plot was that all the immortals must fight and kill one another, with the final one left winning what was entitled ‘The Prize.’ Substitute beheading for defeating […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff steps up to a new level with Tour of Flanders win; Elisa Longo Borghini wins women’s Tour of Flanders; Caleb Ewan wins the Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja; Neutral service vehicles involved in two crashes at the Tour of Flanders; Van Avermaet accepts his […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yauheni Hutarovich wins stage 1 of the Tour of Poland; Marianne Vos wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup; Lizzie Armitstead wins women’s Commonwealth Games road race; Geraint Thomas wins men’s Commonwealth Games road race; Alejandro Valverde wins Clasica de San Sebastian; Jesse Kerrison wins men’s Tour […]

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Transfers: Boom, Leon Sanchez to Astana, Bouhanni to Cofidis

With the August 1 deadline for announcing signings for 2015 now having been reached, teams have began to announce the new acquisitions they will have from next season. Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali has received reinforcements which he hopes will boost his chances of defending his title in 2015 and, possibly, in taking the […]

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 […]

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