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 The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The city “will not bear the burden alone,” said Mayor Mark Capri. The race would be cancelled entirely “unless we have the promise of support” from ...

Houffalize may have to cancel 2010 World Cup mountain bike race

The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The […]

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 The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The city “will not bear the burden alone,” said Mayor Mark Capri. The race would be cancelled entirely “unless we have the promise of support” from ...

Houffalize may have to cancel World Cup MTB race in 2010

The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The […]

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 Silence-Lotto's Matthew Lloyd believes his former team leader Cadel Evans is likely to thrive at his new BMC Racing team having made the surprise jump from the Belgian ProTour outfit. "Our team is not obviously totally and 100 percent driven to win the Tour de France as you would say Astana is or your CSCs of the world [are]," Lloyd told The Age newspaper. "It's a team that is based in Belgium that has other objectives that are as big as the Tour de France as far as they're concerned, ...

Lloyd: BMC is a good place for Cadel

Silence-Lotto’s Matthew Lloyd believes his former team leader Cadel Evans is likely to thrive at his new BMC Racing team having made the surprise jump from the Belgian ProTour outfit. “Our team is not obviously totally and 100 percent driven to win the Tour de France as you would say Astana is or your CSCs […]

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 Alberto Contador is in a better position to win the Tour de France without Lance Armstrong in team Astana, according to team director Giuseppe Martinelli. "I see Contador is secure and, above all, Astana is his team now," said Martinelli. "Before it was Johan Bruyneel's and Lance Armstrong's team, with Contador alongside." Italy's Martinelli joined the team after Bruyneel and Armstrong left to form team RadioShack. As directeur sportif, Martinelli has led riders to four Giro ...

Martinelli: Contador and Astana better without Armstrong

Alberto Contador is in a better position to win the Tour de France without Lance Armstrong in team Astana, according to team director Giuseppe Martinelli. “I see Contador is secure and, above all, Astana is his team now,” said Martinelli. “Before it was Johan Bruyneel’s and Lance Armstrong’s team, with Contador alongside.” Italy’s Martinelli joined […]

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 Philippe Gilbert of Silence-Lotto was awarded the Kristallen Fiets award as the best Belgian cyclist of the year. It was the second consecutive year that the 27-year-old won the trophy, award by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. Johan Bruyneel won the award as best team director, for the sixth time, and the best young rider was European Under-23 road champion Kris Boeckmans. Stijn Vandenbergh of Katusha won the appropriately-named Kristallen Zweetdruppel, or crystal sweat drop, as best helper. ...

Gilbert wins Kristallen Fiets as best Belgian rider

Philippe Gilbert of Silence-Lotto was awarded the Kristallen Fiets award as the best Belgian cyclist of the year. It was the second consecutive year that the 27-year-old won the trophy, award by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. Johan Bruyneel won the award as best team director, for the sixth time, and the best young […]

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 Team RadioShack bicycle sponsor Trek is planning on releasing detailed information on the squad's new race machines for the coming season but we've obtained some sneak preview images in the meantime. We'll post additional specifications once they become available but several aspects are immediately apparent. In essence, the RadioShack bikes will differ little from the ones Trek supplied to Astana last year, again centered around the latest Madone 6-Series framesets with their more aggressive tube ...

Sneak peak at Team RadioShack’s new bikes for 2010

Team RadioShack bicycle sponsor Trek is planning on releasing detailed information on the squad’s new race machines for the coming season but we’ve obtained some sneak preview images in the meantime. We’ll post additional specifications once they become available but several aspects are immediately apparent. In essence, the RadioShack bikes will differ little from the […]

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 Frenchman Denis Flahaut confirmed on Thursday that he has signed a one-year contract with Ukranian Continental team ISD-Sport Donetsk. The 31-year-old sprinter has joined ISD-Sport Donetsk from Landbouwkrediet-Colnago as the Ukranian-backed team looks towards an increased programme of French and Belgian races next season. This year, Flahaut was victorious in Belgium's Meiprijs - Ereprijs Victor De Bruyne and the Nationale Sluitingprijs-Putte-Kapellen. Flahaut began his career with Belgian Continental ...

Flahaut joins ISD-Sport Donetsk

Frenchman Denis Flahaut confirmed on Thursday that he has signed a one-year contract with Ukranian Continental team ISD-Sport Donetsk. The 31-year-old sprinter has joined ISD-Sport Donetsk from Landbouwkrediet-Colnago as the Ukranian-backed team looks towards an increased programme of French and Belgian races next season. This year, Flahaut was victorious in Belgium’s Meiprijs – Ereprijs Victor […]

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 RadioShack's Gert Steegmans is set to assume responsibility for the team's sprint performance next season after manager Johan Bruyneel backed him to add at least ten victories to his palmares next year. "Mark my words, Steegmans will win at least 10 races next season," Bruyneel told Belgian magazine Knack . "For RadioShack, the transfer of Steegmans is an opportunity." Steegmans confirmed his transfer from Katusha in September after a disjointed season with the Russian squad. ...

Bruyneel predicts big season for Steegmans

RadioShack’s Gert Steegmans is set to assume responsibility for the team’s sprint performance next season after manager Johan Bruyneel backed him to add at least ten victories to his palmares next year. “Mark my words, Steegmans will win at least 10 races next season,” Bruyneel told Belgian magazine Knack . “For RadioShack, the transfer of […]

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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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 Representatives of the Belgian town of Hooglede-Gits have restated their intention to host the International Cycling Union (UCI) World road Championships, and will aim to secure rights to the event in 2013 or 2014. Hooglede-Gits and the Italian city of Genova missed out on the right to host the 2012 World Championships, which were awarded to the Dutch region of Limberg at the UCI's annual conference in September. Organisers of the renewed Hooglede-Gits bid today told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste ...

Belgium to renew bid for UCI World road Championships

Representatives of the Belgian town of Hooglede-Gits have restated their intention to host the International Cycling Union (UCI) World road Championships, and will aim to secure rights to the event in 2013 or 2014. Hooglede-Gits and the Italian city of Genova missed out on the right to host the 2012 World Championships, which were awarded […]

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