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 In the third installment of 2009 highlights, Cyclingnews asks more industry insiders how they saw things this past year. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Daniel Benson (Managing Editor, Cyclingnews ) Best performance: They say the sign of a champion is how they bounce back from adversity or defeat, and Cadel Evans’ ride in the Wolds proved exactly how big a champion he is. The Australian had a disastrous Tour de France - from competitors sniggering at his attacks to being dropped as soon as the road ...

The peloton’s highlights of 2009 Part Three

In the third installment of 2009 highlights, Cyclingnews asks more industry insiders how they saw things this past year. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Daniel Benson (Managing Editor, Cyclingnews ) Best performance: They say the sign of a champion is how they bounce back from adversity or defeat, and Cadel Evans’ ride […]

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 Contrary to media reports earlier this week, Saxo Bank rider Stuart O'Grady will ride the Tour Down Under next January, the Australian told by Dr Peter Barnes this morning his condition it suitable to begin training. O'Grady has been suffering from pneumonia since arriving home in Australia, the inaugural winner of Australia's biggest stage race forced to miss the Launceston International Criterium and very nearly being a non-starter at his home event. "It's just been a case of no physical ...

O’Grady to ride Tour Down Under

Contrary to media reports earlier this week, Saxo Bank rider Stuart O’Grady will ride the Tour Down Under next January, the Australian told by Dr Peter Barnes this morning his condition it suitable to begin training. O’Grady has been suffering from pneumonia since arriving home in Australia, the inaugural winner of Australia’s biggest stage race […]

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McEwen makes his return at the Bay

After enduring what he describes as, “the worst year of my whole career”, Robbie McEwen will return to racing in January at the Jayco Bay Classic. And while the Australian hasn’t had much racing preparation, he’s keen to get on with the job and put a horror 2009 behind him.

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 Mark Renshaw of Team Columbia-HTC is suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus and is out of action until at least January. The Australian is the final lead-out man for sprinter Mark Cavendish. Renshaw was diagnosed two weeks ago and advised to take a complete break for several months. He had been scheduled to ride the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong, the Australian Open Road Championships and the Tour Down Under. Epstein-Barr virus is related to mononucleosis. It is the same virus which knocked ...

Renshaw out with Epstein-Barr

Mark Renshaw of Team Columbia-HTC is suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus and is out of action until at least January. The Australian is the final lead-out man for sprinter Mark Cavendish. Renshaw was diagnosed two weeks ago and advised to take a complete break for several months. He had been scheduled to ride the Jayco […]

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 After a breakthough year during which he took 29 wins, Fly V Australia rider Jonathan Cantwell is anticipating the chance to take the biggest victory of his career thus far - a national championship. The 27-year-old Queenslander will head into the criterium at the Scody Australian Open Road Cycling Championships in Ballarat on Jaunary 7 as one of the favourites and he's got the attitude to back up the tag. "I am really motivated to win the Australian Criterium Championship," said Cantwell. ...

Cantwell can’t wait for national championships

After a breakthough year during which he took 29 wins, Fly V Australia rider Jonathan Cantwell is anticipating the chance to take the biggest victory of his career thus far – a national championship. The 27-year-old Queenslander will head into the criterium at the Scody Australian Open Road Cycling Championships in Ballarat on Jaunary 7 […]

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 Australian national team mountain biker Brendan Johnston was diagnosed with cancer prior to this year's world championships and with a long bout of chemotherapy about to get underway, a charity auction has been established to assist in his recovery. Up for auction on ebay is an official Australian national team jersey signed by members of the Australian mountain bike squad that raced the world championships at Mt Stromlo, Canberra, in September 2009. The brand new medium Santini jersey is a replica ...

Aussie mountain bikers call for cancer support

Australian national team mountain biker Brendan Johnston was diagnosed with cancer prior to this year’s world championships and with a long bout of chemotherapy about to get underway, a charity auction has been established to assist in his recovery. Up for auction on ebay is an official Australian national team jersey signed by members of […]

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 Columbia-HTC will field six riders, including four Australians, at January’s Australian Open Road Championships, according to race organiser Caribou Publications. The ProTour team will be looking to avoid a repeat of 2009 where it lost the title to Drapac-Porsche’s Peter Macdonald, despite having two of its riders in the three-man sprint for victory. After finishing second in the road race this year Michael Rogers will return for another attempt at the title and to defend his time trial ...

Columbia-HTC to field six-man team at Australian championships

Columbia-HTC will field six riders, including four Australians, at January’s Australian Open Road Championships, according to race organiser Caribou Publications. The ProTour team will be looking to avoid a repeat of 2009 where it lost the title to Drapac-Porsche’s Peter Macdonald, despite having two of its riders in the three-man sprint for victory. After finishing […]

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 Rochelle Gilmore will spearhead the Honda Dream Team throughout the Australian summer, with the Japanese car manufacturer increasing its support of local cycling with the new team’s formation. The six-strong team will contest races like this weekend’s Cronulla Grand Prix and Melbourne’s Jayco Bay Series held in January. Gilmore will be joined on the squad by fellow professional Tiffany Cromwell, who rode for Colavita-Sutter Home in the United States of America this year. “There ...

Honda powers dreams with new women’s squad

Rochelle Gilmore will spearhead the Honda Dream Team throughout the Australian summer, with the Japanese car manufacturer increasing its support of local cycling with the new team’s formation. The six-strong team will contest races like this weekend’s Cronulla Grand Prix and Melbourne’s Jayco Bay Series held in January. Gilmore will be joined on the squad […]

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Armstrong leads RadioShack at Tour Down Under

RadioShack manager Johan Bruyneel has confirmed the team’s line up for January’s Tour Down Under, from January 17-24, 2010. The Belgian announced on his Facebook page that Lance Armstrong will lead the US-based team’s eight-man squad as he once again commences his season at the Australian ProTour event. Armstrong will be joined in South Australia […]

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 The Ronde van Vlaanderen will not ride over the Eikenmolen climb in 2010, according to Marc De Braekeleer, mayor of Lierde, Belgium. The route for next year's race, to be held on Sunday, April 4, is scheduled to be presented in the next few weeks. The change is bad news for Stijn Devolder of Quick Step, who has won the race the last two years by attacking shortly before the Eikenmolen. De Braekeleer told the Belgian broadcaster Radio MIG that otherwise the race would follow its traditional route, ...

Ronde van Vlaanderen to skip Eikenmolen in 2010

The Ronde van Vlaanderen will not ride over the Eikenmolen climb in 2010, according to Marc De Braekeleer, mayor of Lierde, Belgium. The route for next year’s race, to be held on Sunday, April 4, is scheduled to be presented in the next few weeks. The change is bad news for Stijn Devolder of Quick […]

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