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Henderson aiming high with Team Sky

After claiming five professional wins in 2009 and recently scooping the New Zealand cyclist of the year title, Greg Henderson is aiming even higher for 2010. After moving from Columbia-HTC to Team Sky in the off-season, the Vuelta stage winner is gunning for more success, with his programme centred on the Tour Down Under, Tour de France and World Championships. Henderson rode for Columbia-HTC for three seasons but rarely had his chance to shine on the big stage as Cavendish and Greipel both emerged …

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Carlos Sastre will race 2010 Giro d’Italia

Carlos Sastre has confirmed that he will race the Giro d’Italia next season. The Cerv

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Cavendish and Greipel to ride Vuelta together?

With the thoughts of a rainbow jersey spurring him on, Mark Cavendish is likely to make his Vuelta a Espa

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Weltz expects Farrar to challenge Cavendish in 2010

Mark Cavendish’s spectacular strike rate in bunch gallops shows that he is the number one sprinter in the world, but Garmin-Transitions’ directeur sportif Johnny Weltz believes that Tyler Farrar will be able to mount a strong challenge to Cavendish’s dominance in 2010. Farrar took his first-ever Grand Tour victory in September when he won stage eleven of the Vuelta a Espa

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Di Luca facing three-year ban for doping

The Italian Olympic Committee’s (CONI) anti-doping prosecutor has recommended a three-year ban for Danilo Di Luca, who tested positive for the EPO variant CERA in two separate controls at this year’s Giro d’Italia. The CONI announced today that it has tacked on an additional 12 months to the standard two-year ban in its recommendation “for aggravating circumstances” under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code article 10.6. The rule, introduced this year, allows for additional punishment …

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Tour de France beckons for Samuel Sánchez

Olympic champion Samuel S

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Vuelta presentation to shape Sastre’s season

Carlos Sastre will decide on his 2010 racing calendar after Wednesday’s presentation of the Vuelta a Espa

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Katusha kick off in Calpe

Katusha have joined the southern migration of professional cycling teams to the Mediterranean for their first pre-season training camp in Calpe, Spain. The team have assembled for the traditional schedule of training rides and equipment fittings. Riders have also had the opportunity to get to know new teammates, including Kim Kirchen (from Columbia-HTC), Joaquin Rodriguez (from Caisse d’Epargne) and Eduard Vorganov (from Xacobeo Galicia). Most of the team’s 2010 squad are in attendance at the camp …

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Vincent Jerome in hospital with infection

Vincent Jerome will have to miss the first part of the 2010 season. The Bbox Bouygues Telecom rider has been hospitalised with a staphylococcus infection. According to L’Equipe, his many crashes this season led to the problem, a skin infection caused by a bacteria. The 25-year-old will have to rest for several weeks and thus will have to start the season late. The French rider, who is in his fourth season with the team, rode a full season from the Tour Down Under to the Vuelta a Espana. He did not …

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Deignan working towards Tour de France debut

Following a breakthrough showing in the Vuelta a Espa

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