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 Xavier Tondo is planning to ride his first Giro d'Italia in 2010, to help support Cervelo TestTeam captain Carlos Sastre. The 31-year-old Spaniard is joining the Swiss-based team after having ridden for various Professional and Continental-ranked Spanish teams, most recently for Andalucia-Cajasur. The 31-year-old told Marca.com, "I am more than satisfied with the planning the team has prepared for me. And I'm really looking forward to the Giro. I know I will go to Italy with one goal: to work ...

Tondo looking forward to helping Sastre in the Giro

Xavier Tondo is planning to ride his first Giro d’Italia in 2010, to help support Cervelo TestTeam captain Carlos Sastre. The 31-year-old Spaniard is joining the Swiss-based team after having ridden for various Professional and Continental-ranked Spanish teams, most recently for Andalucia-Cajasur. The 31-year-old told Marca.com, “I am more than satisfied with the planning the […]

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Slámová signs with Team Vienne Futuroscope

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Criquielion retires after five-year career

Mathieu Criquielion, son of former World Champion Claude Criquielion, has ended his professional riding career. The 28-year-old was unable to find a team for the 2010 season. “I entered into negotiations with a team from the ProTour and it looked good, but they suddenly backed off,” the Belgian told La Derni

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 Twenty-six ProTour and Professional Continental Directeurs Sportif can now claim a diploma for having completed the course “From Passion to Performance”. The management training course, held the beginning of November, was sponsored by the International Cycling Union (UCI). A total of 26 Directeurs Sportif took part in the programme, and were then asked to draw up activity plans for their teams, based on what they had learned. It was on the basis of an assessment of these plans that certificates ...

Diplomas from the UCI for Directeurs

Twenty-six ProTour and Professional Continental Directeurs Sportif can now claim a diploma for having completed the course “From Passion to Performance”. The management training course, held the beginning of November, was sponsored by the International Cycling Union (UCI). A total of 26 Directeurs Sportif took part in the programme, and were then asked to draw […]

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 Cyclingnews.com is pleased to announce that Mark Findeis, from Belmont, Massachusetts, USA, is the lucky winner of a US national time trial jersey, autographed by five-time national champion, David Zabriskie. Mark was chosen from over 4,000 entries and thanks to the lovely folk at Pearl Izumi – who provided the jersey – will be receiving his prize very soon. Congratulations Mark, and thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Don’t forget, you can still win an Argon18 Krypton ...

Zabriskie-signed jersey winner announced

Cyclingnews.com is pleased to announce that Mark Findeis, from Belmont, Massachusetts, USA, is the lucky winner of a US national time trial jersey, autographed by five-time national champion, David Zabriskie. Mark was chosen from over 4,000 entries and thanks to the lovely folk at Pearl Izumi – who provided the jersey – will be receiving […]

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Gómez Marchante excited at 2010 prospects

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 The Xacobeo Galicia team is confident that it will be granted its Professional Continental team status by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in January. The Spanish squad met with the UCI this week for talks on the matter. In the middle of November, the UCI announced that the team, along with 18 others, had passed the first stage in the licence application. However, Xacobeo did not receive final approval earlier this month when the others were announced, although no reason was given. The team ...

Xacobeo Galicia satisfied with appeal of licence decision

The Xacobeo Galicia team is confident that it will be granted its Professional Continental team status by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in January. The Spanish squad met with the UCI this week for talks on the matter. In the middle of November, the UCI announced that the team, along with 18 others, had passed […]

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 Despite Lance Armstrong ruling himself out of the Worlds in Australia next fall, race organisers haven’t given up on him competing. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who won the Worlds road race in 1993, said at his Team RadioShack training camp last week that the Worlds were not yet in his racing schedule. “'The Worlds are an interesting idea,” Armstrong told Australian newspaper The Age. “Sitting here in December, it's easy to say ‘yes’, then you get through ...

Armstrong still possible for 2010 Worlds

Despite Lance Armstrong ruling himself out of the Worlds in Australia next fall, race organisers haven’t given up on him competing. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who won the Worlds road race in 1993, said at his Team RadioShack training camp last week that the Worlds were not yet in his racing schedule. “’The […]

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 Austrian team Vorarlberg-Corratec announced today that it has received its Professional Continental licence from the International Cycling Union (UCI). The UCI had announced last week that the team's registration had been approved. Vorarlberg-Corratec also announced the signing of Hubert Schwab, a Swiss rider who has ridden for Team Quick Step the last four years. “This was one of the hardest licence procedures ever,” said team manager Thomas Kofler. “Many teams didn't make it. ...

Vorarlberg-Corratec gets Professional Continental licence

Austrian team Vorarlberg-Corratec announced today that it has received its Professional Continental licence from the International Cycling Union (UCI). The UCI had announced last week that the team’s registration had been approved. Vorarlberg-Corratec also announced the signing of Hubert Schwab, a Swiss rider who has ridden for Team Quick Step the last four years. “This […]

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 Noemi Cantele is known in the professional women's peloton as “Little Crazy Horse” for her early attacks. The Italian time trial champion will continue her trademark early escapes in her first year with new team Columbia-HTC in 2010, a team whose attitude she says, “I really like and admire.” Cantele, 28, turned pro in 2002 and rode for Team Bigla for five years. She was the most successful woman at this year's World Championships in Mendrisio, winning silver in the time ...

Cantele ready for new season with Columbia-HTC

Noemi Cantele is known in the professional women’s peloton as “Little Crazy Horse” for her early attacks. The Italian time trial champion will continue her trademark early escapes in her first year with new team Columbia-HTC in 2010, a team whose attitude she says, “I really like and admire.” Cantele, 28, turned pro in 2002 […]

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