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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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De Bie concerned about Belgium’s ‘cross future

Belgium’s national cyclo-cross coach, Rudi De Bie, says the country could relinquish its dominance of the disipline if both Sven Nys and Niels Albert leave to follow other objectives. Di Bie telling

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 Kona-FSA's Helen Wyman will head into the first of two World Cup Cyclo-Cross rounds on Sunday brimming with confidence after a strong start to what she describes a the 'second of two seasons' this year. A winner of races in Italy and Switzerland in the last three weeks, the 28-year-old Briton has begun her charge towards her major objective of the year, the World Championships. Wyman's first objective of the season had been the European Championships in Hoogstraten, where she finished second to ...

Wyman takes aim at World Championship glory

Kona-FSA’s Helen Wyman will head into the first of two World Cup Cyclo-Cross rounds on Sunday brimming with confidence after a strong start to what she describes a the ‘second of two seasons’ this year. A winner of races in Italy and Switzerland in the last three weeks, the 28-year-old Briton has begun her charge […]

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UCI announces beefed up Olympic omnium format

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today the final format for the newly introduced track cycling omnium which will take the place of the Madison,

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UCI and former WADA president Pound make peace

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and its former president Hein

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 Fabian Cancellara won nearly everything in 2009, starting with the prologue of the Tour of California in February to the World time trial title in Mendrisio in September. But neither these victories nor the overall title in the Tour de Suisse helped him in his homeland, as he failed to claim the title of Swiss cyclist of the year. That honour, which was decided by fans, went instead to mountain biker Reto Indergand. The Swiss youngster, who turned 18 yesterday, won the bronze medal at the World ...

Indergand beats Cancellara to Swiss cyclist of the year

Fabian Cancellara won nearly everything in 2009, starting with the prologue of the Tour of California in February to the World time trial title in Mendrisio in September. But neither these victories nor the overall title in the Tour de Suisse helped him in his homeland, as he failed to claim the title of Swiss […]

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 Alberto Contador decided to ride for Team Astana in 2010, but Quick Step hasn't given up hope of signing the Tour de France champion in the future. Team manager Patrick Lefevere said he will continue to go after Contador in the coming year. Lefevere told the Gazet van Antwerpen that he expected Contador and his helpers to change teams again after the 2010 season, “so I am still negotiating his possible arrival.” He was disappointed not to have signed the Spaniard. “I knew who the ...

Quick Step still has its eye on Contador

Alberto Contador decided to ride for Team Astana in 2010, but Quick Step hasn’t given up hope of signing the Tour de France champion in the future. Team manager Patrick Lefevere said he will continue to go after Contador in the coming year. Lefevere told the Gazet van Antwerpen that he expected Contador and his […]

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Caisse d’Epargne anticipates nervous Vuelta

Alfonso Galilea, one of the directeurs sportifs who helped Alejandro Valverde towards victory in this year’s Vuelta a Espa

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 Marianne Vos has been named the Netherlands' female athlete of the year for the second consecutive year. The award was voted for by members of the NOC*NSF (Netherlands Olympic Committee and Netherlands Sports Federation). Vos was unable to attend due to a training camp in South Africa, however her father, Henk Vos, accepted the award on her behalf. The 23-year-old won due to her outstanding performances in different disciplines. She started off the year by winning the World cyclo-cross championship ...

Vos named Dutch female athlete of the year

Marianne Vos has been named the Netherlands’ female athlete of the year for the second consecutive year. The award was voted for by members of the NOC*NSF (Netherlands Olympic Committee and Netherlands Sports Federation). Vos was unable to attend due to a training camp in South Africa, however her father, Henk Vos, accepted the award […]

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 Australian national team mountain biker Brendan Johnston was diagnosed with cancer prior to this year's world championships and with a long bout of chemotherapy about to get underway, a charity auction has been established to assist in his recovery. Up for auction on ebay is an official Australian national team jersey signed by members of the Australian mountain bike squad that raced the world championships at Mt Stromlo, Canberra, in September 2009. The brand new medium Santini jersey is a replica ...

Aussie mountain bikers call for cancer support

Australian national team mountain biker Brendan Johnston was diagnosed with cancer prior to this year’s world championships and with a long bout of chemotherapy about to get underway, a charity auction has been established to assist in his recovery. Up for auction on ebay is an official Australian national team jersey signed by members of […]

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