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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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Equipe Nürnberger management still fighting to keep team alive

The management of Equipe N

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 With Mark Renshaw set to miss the start of the season with a virus, his Columbia-HTC team will need to alter Mark Cavendish’s lead-out train for the first part of the 2010 season. On Tuesday it was confirmed that Renshaw was suffering with the Epstein-Barr virus and would not be able to train until mid-January, and that he wouldn’t commence racing until May, thus ruling him out of the Tour Down Under and the Spring Classics. The Classics are a major goal for Cavendish who won Milano-Sanremo ...

Renshaw’s absence forces Columbia to shuffle Cavendish’s lead-out train

With Mark Renshaw set to miss the start of the season with a virus, his Columbia-HTC team will need to alter Mark Cavendish’s lead-out train for the first part of the 2010 season. On Tuesday it was confirmed that Renshaw was suffering with the Epstein-Barr virus and would not be able to train until mid-January, […]

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 The World Cup cyclo-cross course at Zolder this coming weekend is too dangerous due to the icy winter weather, according to World Champion Niels Albert, who said he may skip the race. Albert gave the course, the site of the season's seventh World Cup race, a ride on Wednesday, but stopped after only going halfway around. "It is very dangerous," he told Het Belang van Limburg . The course is slippery and still partially frozen. “I do not want to break my legs here." "If ...

Albert says frozen Zolder course is too dangerous

The World Cup cyclo-cross course at Zolder this coming weekend is too dangerous due to the icy winter weather, according to World Champion Niels Albert, who said he may skip the race. Albert gave the course, the site of the season’s seventh World Cup race, a ride on Wednesday, but stopped after only going halfway […]

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McEwen makes his return at the Bay

After enduring what he describes as, “the worst year of my whole career”, Robbie McEwen will return to racing in January at the Jayco Bay Classic. And while the Australian hasn’t had much racing preparation, he’s keen to get on with the job and put a horror 2009 behind him.

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Giove pleads guilty to drug charges

Former downhill World Champion Missy Giove pleaded guilty in a US federal marijuana trafficking case in New York earlier this week.

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 Rock Racing's Francisco "Paco" Mancebo (Rock Racing) closed his season with a special mountain bike win on home turf last weekend. The 33-year-old Spaniard took the win at the Grand Prix MTB Navaluenga in his hometown of Avila on Saturday. Mancebo won convincingly with a time of 1:24:34, nearly four minutes ahead of Juan Pedro Trujillo (Cemelorca-Trek) and more than five minutes in front of Marcos Garcia (Xacobeo-Galicia). With his victory, Spain's reigning marathon champion tied the race ...

Mancebo closes season with mountain bike win

Rock Racing’s Francisco “Paco” Mancebo (Rock Racing) closed his season with a special mountain bike win on home turf last weekend. The 33-year-old Spaniard took the win at the Grand Prix MTB Navaluenga in his hometown of Avila on Saturday. Mancebo won convincingly with a time of 1:24:34, nearly four minutes ahead of Juan Pedro […]

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 Organizers of the Cyprus Sunshine Cup mountain bike race series have launched a "Think green, act green" environmental protection campaign to plant trees and motivate people to use bicycles as a means of transport. Noting the intuitive connection of mountain bikers to nature, the organizers want to use the popularity of mountain bike pros and their series to draw attention to its new environmentally-oriented programs. Race participants and organizers, in conjunction with the Forestry Department, ...

Cyprus Sunshine Cup thinks green

Organizers of the Cyprus Sunshine Cup mountain bike race series have launched a “Think green, act green” environmental protection campaign to plant trees and motivate people to use bicycles as a means of transport. Noting the intuitive connection of mountain bikers to nature, the organizers want to use the popularity of mountain bike pros and […]

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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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