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Knee and rib problems for Weylandt

Wouter Weylandt has had nothing but trouble since this Team Quick Step training camp in Calpe, Spain, earlier this month. He is now suffering from a knee problem and a broken rib. He returned from the camp with knee pain and was ordered to rest the knee for 10 days, but that hasn’t helped. “The doctor again prescribed 10 to 14 days of rest for me, because the knee is overloaded,” he told the Gazet van Antwerpen. And if that is not enough, he found another injury. “A bone scan taken …

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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 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 …

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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 their series to draw attention to its new environmentally-oriented programs. Race participants and organizers, in conjunction with the Forestry Department, …

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Lean Roche building towards new season

Having recently finished an AG2R La Mondiale training camp in Tarragona in Spain, Nicolas Roche has returned to his home in Italy and is continuing to build towards the 2010 season. He rode strongly this year, particularly in his debut Tour de France in which he finished second, fourth, eighth, eighth and tenth on stages en route to 23rd place overall. Having placed 13th in the 2008 Vuelta a Espa

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Dietziker re-signs with Vorarlberg-Corratec

Andreas Dietziker will ride for Team Vorarlberg-Corratec again in 2010, bringing the Austrian Professional Continental team up to 17 riders for the coming season. A decision as to whether Ren

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Boonen talks about cobblestones and cocaine

Tom Boonen has described the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix as his “great love” and expressed his desire to claim a fourth title in the French Spring Classic next year. In an interview with Sporza Radio the Quick Step sprinter also confessed to his use of cocaine in the past, calling it “stupid and regrettable.” “I have had my most beautiful successes in Roubaix,” said Boonen. “It would be nice to win it next year for the fourth time; that would be utopia, …

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Veloso breaks his collarbone

Xacobeo Galicia rider Gustavo C

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Liquigas-Domio escapes the snow for pre-season training

Fresh from its visit to the snow in Passo San Pellegrino, Italy, Team Liquigas-Domio began training in slightly sunnier climes in Valencia, Spain, this week. The team centred its operation around the Benicassim beach area, although low temperatures on Spain’s eastern coast meant that the likes of Roman Kreuziger, Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati were still forced to wear full winter kit ( pictured below ). While the Italian squad’s snow frolicking was designed to be a team-building exercise, it’s …

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Liquigas escapes the snow for pre-season training

Fresh from its visit to the snow in Passo San Pellegrino, Italy, Team Liquigas began training in slightly sunnier climes in Valencia, Spain, this week. The team centred its operation around the Benicassim beach area, although low temperatures on Spain’s eastern coast meant that the likes of Roman Kreuziger, Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati were still forced to wear full winter kit ( pictured below ). While the Italian squad’s snow frolicking was designed to be a team-building exercise, it’s back to …

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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 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 …

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