Riis likely to learn fate soon in relation to Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation

A long-awaited doping report which will determine whether or not Bjarne Riis can continue his work in cycling finally appears close to being released, with the director of Anti Doping Denmark indicating that the outcome could be announced soon. Lone Hansen told the Jyllands-Posten publication that the current inquiry by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission […]


Tinkov: International sanctions against Russia could cause end of Tinkoff Saxo team

Commenting after international sanctions against Russia have seen the value of the rouble plummet and made things difficult for his Tinkoff banks, Oleg Tinkov has said that there is a possibility that the pressure put on the country could have a knock-on effect and cause his cycling team to stop. “If the sanctions will deteriorate […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kreuziger’s public defence raises further questions about biological passport doping case; Froome drops Giro plans: “The Tour will remain my main focus for 2015”; Boasson Hagen chasing success in Paris-Roubaix, Tour de France and worlds; Duarte inks deal to remain with Team Colombia; Graeme Brown […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Pantani murder claim dashed as new finding shows no evidence of any struggle before his death; Police who investigated Pantani death open legal proceedings over recent claims; Horner inks one year deal with growing Airgas-Safeway setup; Europcar’s WorldTour license under threat?; Steegmans inks deal with […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Velon interview part I: how CEO Bartlett believes group can transform cycling; Six teams opt to wait and see how Velon progresses ; Nibali on Astana’s licence review: “it’s easy to shoot at big teams; Trofeo Laigueglia winner Serpa extends with Lampre-Merida; Sicily training camp […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]


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 […]


Tinkoff Saxo team confirms plan to climb Kilimanjaro as part of off-season camp

Undertaking what will be one of the most unusual pre-season team-building camps in cycling history, the Tinkoff Saxo management have today confirmed that the riders and staff will together climb the 5,895 metre Kilimanjaro mountain early next month. In total 80 people will be part of the expedition, which will see them scale what is […]


Contador’s backup named for Vuelta a España: how well can Spaniard do?

Wednesday’s pronouncement by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that Roman Kreuziger’s provisional suspension by the UCI would not be overturned closed the door on the Czech rider’s participation in the Vuelta a España. With that variable now made clearer, his Tinkoff Saxo team has finalised the list of nine riders for the race, naming […]


Basso signs for Tinkoff Saxo, Castroviejo and Visconti extend with Movistar Team

The long-rumoured deal between Ivan Basso and the Tinkoff Saxo team has been finalised Tuesday, with the squad making it official that he will be part of the setup for two years. The two-time Giro d’Italia winner is reuniting with Bjarne Riis, many years after he left in 2006 due to his involvement in Operacion […]