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2010 Tour: Details of Belgian stages emerge

Good news for all those who plan to see the early stages of the next Tour de France in the Netherlands and Belgium: the exact locations of the stage one finish and start of stage two are reportedly determined. Tour de France organiser Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) has not yet confirmed the exact route of […]

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 Australian Robbie McEwen is a favourite for overall victory at the Tour Down Under, according to race organiser Mike Turtur. He has won the most stages in the race's history, but is battling back from a mid-season crash. "Robbie is one of the fastest sprinters in the world and he'll be a contender for the sprint jersey as well as overall honours," said Turtur in a press release. The 12th edition of the Tour Down Under starts January 17 and runs through January 24. McEwen has raced in all ...

McEwen favourite for Tour Down Under overall, says organiser

Australian Robbie McEwen is a favourite for overall victory at the Tour Down Under, according to race organiser Mike Turtur. He has won the most stages in the race’s history, but is battling back from a mid-season crash. “Robbie is one of the fastest sprinters in the world and he’ll be a contender for the […]

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Fund for US official injured at cyclo-cross race established

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 An emotional Niels Albert threatened to quit cyclo-cross for the road after a race incident at the Jaarmarktcross in Niel, Belgium. The cyclo-cross World Champion's comments came after he had been jeered by supporters of eventual race winner Sven Nys after he appeared to cut-off Nys on a climb, three laps from the finish. "It is not fun anymore. I might be better on the road start," said Albert, according to HLN.be . "I don't understand the reaction of the audience, I just lost my ...

Albert threatens to quit cyclo-cross for road

An emotional Niels Albert threatened to quit cyclo-cross for the road after a race incident at the Jaarmarktcross in Niel, Belgium. The cyclo-cross World Champion’s comments came after he had been jeered by supporters of eventual race winner Sven Nys after he appeared to cut-off Nys on a climb, three laps from the finish. “It […]

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 The route for the 15th edition of Asia's premier cycling event, the 2010 Le Tour de Langkawi, has been announced today in Malaysia. The International Cycling Union (UCI) Cat. 2.HC event is scheduled to take place from March 1-7, 2010 and will involve seven stages, for a total distance of 1,001.8 kilometres. The route will feature 13 stage towns, including a venue new to the Tour de Langkawi at Parit Sulong in the state of Johor. The seven stages will be: Stage 1 - Kota Bharu - Kuala Berang (174.5km) ...

Tour de Langkawi 2010 route announced

The route for the 15th edition of Asia’s premier cycling event, the 2010 Le Tour de Langkawi, has been announced today in Malaysia. The International Cycling Union (UCI) Cat. 2.HC event is scheduled to take place from March 1-7, 2010 and will involve seven stages, for a total distance of 1,001.8 kilometres. The route will […]

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 At approximately noon on Saturday, the first rider will cross the finish line of the MTN 50-Miler in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal. That's also about when everyone will know the results of the South African MTN Series. Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) has dominated the series to such an extent that there is no need for him to race on Saturday. He has already won the overall by winning three of the six races in which he has competed. In doing so, he accumulated 18,963 points. Francois Theron (Garmin adidas) is ...

Battle for second sets up South African MTN finale

At approximately noon on Saturday, the first rider will cross the finish line of the MTN 50-Miler in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal. That’s also about when everyone will know the results of the South African MTN Series. Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) has dominated the series to such an extent that there is no need for him to race […]

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Sánchez comes up short in Como

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 Philippe Gilbert became the first rider to win Paris-Tours twice in a row since Nicola Minali in 1995 and 1996, and now they will be the only riders to have done so on the 2.6km long avenue de Grammont which was until today the longest straight road for the finale of a big cycle race. Next year, the finish line will be relocated, possibly on the nearby Heurteloup street where Gilbert's compatriot Guido Reybroeck won Paris-Tours three times (1964, 1966, 1968). Works will begin soon in the French ...

Gilbert claims last Avenue de Grammont victory in Paris-Tours

Philippe Gilbert became the first rider to win Paris-Tours twice in a row since Nicola Minali in 1995 and 1996, and now they will be the only riders to have done so on the 2.6km long avenue de Grammont which was until today the longest straight road for the finale of a big cycle race. […]

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 After seven World Championship medals as a cyclist - all of them as a mountain biker, and none of them gold - Cadel Evans finally completed his collection in Mendrisio on Sunday, winning a seven-hour war of attrition to be crowned road race World Champion. Evans attacked his two breakaway companions, Alexandr Kolobnev (Russia) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Spain), at the foot of the final climb, and sped alone to an emotional solo victory. As he crossed the finish line his celebrations were muted - one ...

Evans takes emotional, historic world championship win for Australia

After seven World Championship medals as a cyclist – all of them as a mountain biker, and none of them gold – Cadel Evans finally completed his collection in Mendrisio on Sunday, winning a seven-hour war of attrition to be crowned road race World Champion. Evans attacked his two breakaway companions, Alexandr Kolobnev (Russia) and […]

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 American Tom Zirbel finished fourth at the World Championship time trial on Thursday in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He set the fastest times checks and topped the provisional leader board for much of the duration of the race until Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) led the top three into the finish. "I wasn't expecting to get fourth," Zirbel said to Cyclingnews . "I would have been all right with a top ten." Zirbel, 21, started his run at 12:39 and quickly knocked off early leader Jean-Christophe ...

Zirbel makes mark at time trial worlds with fourth place

American Tom Zirbel finished fourth at the World Championship time trial on Thursday in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He set the fastest times checks and topped the provisional leader board for much of the duration of the race until Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) led the top three into the finish. “I wasn’t expecting to get fourth,” Zirbel said […]

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