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Organisers confident Zolder course will be good to ride

Race organisers are confident that the World Cup cyclo-cross race can be held Saturday in Zolder, despite the winter weather which has had a hold on northern Europe. They received special permission to use salt on the course, which runs over the motorsport race track. Earlier this week, World Champion Niels Albert said that he would not ride if the course was still so icy. He called it very dangerous, and added “I do not want to break my legs here” after going only halfway around the …

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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 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 …

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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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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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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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Tour de Georgia canceled for 2010

The group trying to bring back the Tour de Georgia has announced that it will cancel the race for 2010 and postpone the return “until at least 2011″. The Tour de Georgia Foundation, Inc. had secured a place on the 2010 calendar from the UCI, but announced it had not come up with the financing to make the race a reality on Wednesday. “This was not an easy decision, but one that was best in the current economic climate,” said Tom Saddlemire, board member of the Tour de Georgia …

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Eckmann takes second place in Middelkerke

Euro ‘Cross Camper Yannick Eckmann (Clif Bar Development Team) scored a second place behind Belgian Gianni Vermeersch at the Noordzeecross in Middelkerke, Belgium, on Wednesday. Eckmann’s performance bodes well just days before the Campers will take on the next Cyclo-cross World Cup in Zolder. “It was a tough, hard race with a very fun course,” said Eckmann to Cyclingnews . “I had a good start and found myself chasing the eventual winner. Then we were together, and I attacked a few …

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Revolution 5 a battle of Australia’s best

The fifth round of Australia’s Revolution series promises to be a battle of the disciplines, with track sprinting stars such as Shane Perkins and Azizul Awang pitted against some of the nation’s best endurance riders such as Cameron Meyer and Jack Bobridge in the night’s showcase event, the 112th Urban St Kilda Austral Wheelrace. Bobridge, the Under 23 time trial world champion, has quickly built a reputation as a fierce competitor and will bring this onto the boards at Hisense Arena on December …

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Rebecca Romero seeks new challenge in London-Paris ride

Olympic and former world champion Rebecca Romero, who won gold in the 3km individual pursuit at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the 3km individual pursuit world title in the same year, will line up with riders for the start of London-Paris 2010 on June 24, 2010. “I’m constantly looking for new and exciting challenges and that’s why I’ve decided to ride the London-Paris 2010,” said Romero. “It’s a professional endurance event, and I know it’s going to test me physically and mentally.” …

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Landbouwkrediet – Colnago becomes Landbouwkrediet in 2010

The Landbouwkrediet-Colnago team will go by the name of Landbouwkrediet in 2010 although the team will retain Colnago as a sponsor. Landbouwkrediet also announced its finalized roster for the upcoming season. Next year’s team will include 21 riders. Of them, 19 had been previously announced, but two more riders were signed in recent days: Tom Van den Haute and Davy Commeyne. Van den Haute was a trainne with the team prior to his signing while Commeyne had proved himself worthy of the team over the …

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