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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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Kazakh-flavored Astana team likely for Grand Tours

The Astana team will likely have a strong Kazakh flavour for the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, where the team will aim to defend Alberto Contador’s title. The team indicated this on Saturday when Kazakh Federation Vice President Nikola

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Zolder race proves tough for Americans

After being out of contention for much of the race, American Jonathan Page (Planet Bike)

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 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has described the 2009 season as both his best and his most difficult year in the sport. Speaking to Spanish daily AS , the Astana team leader said this had been his best season “not only because I won the Tour, but also because I was in contention in every race I took part in and took some very good results”. Naturally, he was asked about the nature of the difficulties and once again reflected on the difficulties he’d faced within the Astana ...

Contador: 2009 was my best but most difficult season

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has described the 2009 season as both his best and his most difficult year in the sport. Speaking to Spanish daily AS , the Astana team leader said this had been his best season “not only because I won the Tour, but also because I was in contention in […]

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 Team Garmin-Transitions unveiled its 2010 roster on Thursday, featuring 10 Americans among the ProTour team's total of 27 riders from nine different countries. Christian Vande Velde, 8th overall in the 2009 Tour de France, David Zabriskie, U.S. Time Trial Champion and sprint sensation Tyler Farrar will return to the squad along with stars Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal and David Millar. New additions include Jack Bobridge, Australia's U23 Road Race and Time Trial Champion, Johan Van Summeren, two-time ...

Garmin-Transitions announces 2010 roster

Team Garmin-Transitions unveiled its 2010 roster on Thursday, featuring 10 Americans among the ProTour team’s total of 27 riders from nine different countries. Christian Vande Velde, 8th overall in the 2009 Tour de France, David Zabriskie, U.S. Time Trial Champion and sprint sensation Tyler Farrar will return to the squad along with stars Dan Martin, […]

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 After claiming five professional wins in 2009 and recently scooping the New Zealand cyclist of the year title, Greg Henderson is aiming even higher for 2010. After moving from Columbia-HTC to Team Sky in the off-season, the Vuelta stage winner is gunning for more success, with his programme centred on the Tour Down Under, Tour de France and World Championships. Henderson rode for Columbia-HTC for three seasons but rarely had his chance to shine on the big stage as Cavendish and Greipel both emerged ...

Henderson aiming high with Team Sky

After claiming five professional wins in 2009 and recently scooping the New Zealand cyclist of the year title, Greg Henderson is aiming even higher for 2010. After moving from Columbia-HTC to Team Sky in the off-season, the Vuelta stage winner is gunning for more success, with his programme centred on the Tour Down Under, Tour […]

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Luis León Sánchez targets solid start Down Under

For the fifth time in his career, Luis Le

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Chris Anker Sørensen to captain Saxo Bank at Giro

Chris Anker S

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Dueñas back in the game

After serving a one-year ban for EPO use at the 2008 Tour de France, Spanish rider Mois

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Euskaltel-Euskadi names Tour de France shortlist

Euskaltel-Euskadi has joined fellow ProTour squad Saxo Bank in announcing a long range short list for their 2010 Tour de France Team. According to the Dutch Wieler Magazine , team captain Samuel S

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