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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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Quick Step signs Stauff

Quick Step announced Wednesday that it has signed German Andreas Stauff for two years to its ProTour

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 Egon van Kessel will be the new Directeur Sportif for the Cervelo TestTeam women's team, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. He will meet four Dutch riders at the team: Kirsten Wild, Regina Bruins, Iris Slappendel and Mirjam Melchers. Van Kessel, 53, was the national coach for the Dutch elite men and women at the World Championships and Olympic games from 2001 to 2008. He was worked for the Dutch Cycling Federation for more than 14 years, and was with pro cycling teams for another seven years. ...

Egon van Kessel new Directeur Sportif for Cervelo

Egon van Kessel will be the new Directeur Sportif for the Cervelo TestTeam women’s team, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. He will meet four Dutch riders at the team: Kirsten Wild, Regina Bruins, Iris Slappendel and Mirjam Melchers. Van Kessel, 53, was the national coach for the Dutch elite men and women at the World […]

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 Androni–Diquigiovanni principal Gianni Savio has expressed his confidence that his team will be granted Professional Continental status when the International Cycling Union (UCI) makes a final ruling on the second tier licences in January, 2010. The team has meanwhile confirmed Alessandro Bertolini will remain with the team. Androni–Diquigiovanni, United States' Rock Racing and the Spanish Xacobeo Galicia were the three teams to miss out on approval when the UCI announced a list of 17 ...

UCI to decide final Pro Continental squads in January

Androni–Diquigiovanni principal Gianni Savio has expressed his confidence that his team will be granted Professional Continental status when the International Cycling Union (UCI) makes a final ruling on the second tier licences in January, 2010. The team has meanwhile confirmed Alessandro Bertolini will remain with the team. Androni–Diquigiovanni, United States’ Rock Racing and the Spanish […]

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 Despite the departure of several key riders such as Edvald Boasson Hagen, who took 13 individual wins in 2009, the Columbia-HTC team has its sights set on another very successful season in the year ahead. Sport director Allan Peiper says that he remains confident that the US-registered ProTour squad will take dozens of victories. “We didn’t think that we’d do as well this season as in 2008, but things worked out very well. We had 80 wins then, this year we had 85,” he told ...

Peiper anticipates another strong year for Columbia-HTC, despite changes

Despite the departure of several key riders such as Edvald Boasson Hagen, who took 13 individual wins in 2009, the Columbia-HTC team has its sights set on another very successful season in the year ahead. Sport director Allan Peiper says that he remains confident that the US-registered ProTour squad will take dozens of victories. “We […]

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 American Russell Finsterwald has signed a one-year contract with the Subaru - Gary Fisher pro mountain bike team. The junior national cross country and short track champion begins his tenure with his new team in 2010. "He's rounding out the team as the token Under 23 rider," said Gary Fisher Brand Manager Travis Ott to Cyclingnews . "At 18 years old, he's got several years of crushing it in the Under 23 ranks. He'll be with the team for all the domestic races we can get him to." ...

Russell Finsterwald signs with Subaru – Gary Fisher

American Russell Finsterwald has signed a one-year contract with the Subaru – Gary Fisher pro mountain bike team. The junior national cross country and short track champion begins his tenure with his new team in 2010. “He’s rounding out the team as the token Under 23 rider,” said Gary Fisher Brand Manager Travis Ott to […]

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 The former ValueAct Capital Women’s Pro Cycling Team will work with the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness in 2010. The team is newly named Team VBF and has signed National Racing Calendar leader, Alison Powers to lead the team in pre-season training camp held in Tucson, Arizona in March. "Our mission is to help generate awareness and funds for breast cancer research," said Lisa Hunt, team manager and directeur sportif. "We are incredibly excited about the opportunity ...

New Team VBF to work with the Vera Bradley Foundation in 2010

The former ValueAct Capital Women’s Pro Cycling Team will work with the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness in 2010. The team is newly named Team VBF and has signed National Racing Calendar leader, Alison Powers to lead the team in pre-season training camp held in Tucson, Arizona in March. “Our mission is to […]

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Blenkinsop joins 10-time world champ Vouillez at Lapierre

The French company Lapierre is backing Team Lapierre International, a team of elite cross country, downhill and enduro racers for 2010 including Sam Blenkinsop, Nicolas Vouillez, C

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 Caisse d'Epargne's Alejandro Valverde has become the latest in a growing list of Grand Tour contenders who will commence their 2010 season at the Tour Down Under. The 29-year-old Spaniard yesterday announced his race programme for the lead up to an expected return the Tour de France, July 3-25. In addition, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced that it had set the dates for hearings on two separate doping-related cases involving Valverde, one in January and one in March. Valverde announced ...

Valverde to start at Tour Down Under

Caisse d’Epargne’s Alejandro Valverde has become the latest in a growing list of Grand Tour contenders who will commence their 2010 season at the Tour Down Under. The 29-year-old Spaniard yesterday announced his race programme for the lead up to an expected return the Tour de France, July 3-25. In addition, the Court of Arbitration […]

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Cooke looks to Sky to help team survive

The riders of Equipe N

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