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 In the second instalment of 2009 highlights Cyclingnews asks more industry insiders how they saw things this past year. Part 1 | Part 2 Greg Johnson ( Cyclingnews Australian Regional Editor) Best performance: If we were talking theatre, I’d say ‘Harmonious team-work: The Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador story’. Since we’re talking on the bike, and I don’t want to be too predictable, Denis Menchov’s Giro d’Italia ride was impressive. His Rabobank team ...

The peloton’s highlights of 2009 Part Two

In the second instalment of 2009 highlights Cyclingnews asks more industry insiders how they saw things this past year. Part 1 | Part 2 Greg Johnson ( Cyclingnews Australian Regional Editor) Best performance: If we were talking theatre, I’d say ‘Harmonious team-work: The Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador story’. Since we’re talking on the bike, […]

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 Lance Armstrong’s return to professional cycling has been praised by Team Columbia-HTC owner Bob Stapleton. In an interview with CNN , the team boss also said that Armstrong was ‘passing the mantle’ to Columbia sprinter, Mark Cavendish. "I think it is very interesting that the biggest name in the sport is embracing, and indeed passing the mantle, to the second biggest name in the sport. From Lance to Mark." Armstrong announced his return to professional cycling at a press ...

Stapleton says Armstrong’s comeback good for cycling

Lance Armstrong’s return to professional cycling has been praised by Team Columbia-HTC owner Bob Stapleton. In an interview with CNN , the team boss also said that Armstrong was ‘passing the mantle’ to Columbia sprinter, Mark Cavendish. “I think it is very interesting that the biggest name in the sport is embracing, and indeed passing […]

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 While many cyclists were following the comeback of Lance Armstrong in 2009, another former World Champion was making her own comeback. After four years away from racing, Alison Dunlap decided to return to elite competition with a focus on cyclo-cross. She was first spotted at US Mountain Bike Nationals in July racing the short track in order to prepare for the 'cross season. "I had a blast and it was super fun, but it was a lot harder than I thought it would be to be competitive," said ...

Dunlap 90 percent satisfied with cyclo-cross comeback

While many cyclists were following the comeback of Lance Armstrong in 2009, another former World Champion was making her own comeback. After four years away from racing, Alison Dunlap decided to return to elite competition with a focus on cyclo-cross. She was first spotted at US Mountain Bike Nationals in July racing the short track […]

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 The Radioshack team run by Johan Bruyneel and Lance Armstrong will not be using the services of Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the anti-doping tester who initiated team-based programs with Team CSC/Saxo Bank two years ago, and Armstrong will not be publishing his blood values publicly. Armstrong explained at the team press conference in Arizona last week that relying on the UCI's biological passport program is sufficient now that it has become more robust. When Armstrong announced his comeback, the program ...

Armstrong abandons independent testing, publication of blood values

The Radioshack team run by Johan Bruyneel and Lance Armstrong will not be using the services of Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the anti-doping tester who initiated team-based programs with Team CSC/Saxo Bank two years ago, and Armstrong will not be publishing his blood values publicly. Armstrong explained at the team press conference in Arizona last week […]

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 Spain's Alberto Contador is ready to handle the stress of winning a third Tour de France. Team Astana's star, in a press conference today in Pisa, Italy, said that he learned from the problems with Lance Armstrong at this year's Tour. "I learned how to handle the stress and those situations, because at the Tour you always give a lot and have to manage your energy well. I think this will serve me, it helps me to mature and to remain cool," said Contador. Contador is taking part in a weeklong ...

Contador prepared to handle stress of 2010 Tour

Spain’s Alberto Contador is ready to handle the stress of winning a third Tour de France. Team Astana’s star, in a press conference today in Pisa, Italy, said that he learned from the problems with Lance Armstrong at this year’s Tour. “I learned how to handle the stress and those situations, because at the Tour […]

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 This year brought the most dominant of his four Grand Tour victories thus far, but Alberto Contador fully expects the push to add a fifth – namely another Tour de France win – to be a more difficult one. The 27-year-old Spaniard heads towards the new season with a reduced-strength Astana team, after his arch-rival Lance Armstrong brought many of the team's chief riders with him to RadioShack. "I am realistic and I know that I have a weaker team than in previous years,” he ...

Contador concedes Tour win will be tougher in 2010

This year brought the most dominant of his four Grand Tour victories thus far, but Alberto Contador fully expects the push to add a fifth – namely another Tour de France win – to be a more difficult one. The 27-year-old Spaniard heads towards the new season with a reduced-strength Astana team, after his arch-rival […]

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 After what he describes as one of the ‘biggest training weeks he’s ever done,’ Taylor Phinney has linked up with his Trek-Livestrong teammates as they commence a pre-season camp with Lance Armstrong’s and Levi Leipheimer’s Team RadioShack in Tucson, Arizona. Phinney spent last week in Los Angeles, California, at a track camp hosted by USA Cycling, in a bid to escape the winter weather surrounding his home of Boulder, Colorado. In the mornings the individual pursuit ...

Taylor Phinney arrives in Arizona for Trek-Livestrong camp

After what he describes as one of the ‘biggest training weeks he’s ever done,’ Taylor Phinney has linked up with his Trek-Livestrong teammates as they commence a pre-season camp with Lance Armstrong’s and Levi Leipheimer’s Team RadioShack in Tucson, Arizona. Phinney spent last week in Los Angeles, California, at a track camp hosted by USA […]

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 Allen Lim and Team RadioShack have confirmed that the Boulder-based sports physiologist will be joining the new squad, headed up by Lance Armstrong, for the 2010 season. Speaking to Cyclingnews on Sunday evening, Lim confirmed the news that he had left the Garmin-Slipstream set-up and described rumours that he was set to join RadioShack as "interesting". Confirmation that Lim's link to RadioShack was more than just 'interesting' came on Monday when he admitted that the rumours were true ...

Allen Lim confirmed with RadioShack

Allen Lim and Team RadioShack have confirmed that the Boulder-based sports physiologist will be joining the new squad, headed up by Lance Armstrong, for the 2010 season. Speaking to Cyclingnews on Sunday evening, Lim confirmed the news that he had left the Garmin-Slipstream set-up and described rumours that he was set to join RadioShack as […]

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Eladio Jiménez protests innocence

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Future uncertain for Equipe Nürnberger and Milram

German cycling continues to suffer as its two major men’s and women’s teams face up to an uncertain future. Sponsorship problems have plagued German professional teams in recent years, with Milram and Equipe N

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