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 A cyclist has been named sportsman of the year in Morocco. Abdelaati Saadoune received the honour in the North African country, ahead of football player Marouane Chamakh and track athlete Amin Laalou. Saadoune, 34, is the current leader of the UCI's Africa Tour. This year he won the overall title in the Tour du Faso, and was fifth in both the road race and time trial at the African Championships, as well as second in the Moroccan national time trial. He won two stages in the Tour of Rwanda, in which ...

Saadoune named Morocco’s Sportsman of the Year

A cyclist has been named sportsman of the year in Morocco. Abdelaati Saadoune received the honour in the North African country, ahead of football player Marouane Chamakh and track athlete Amin Laalou. Saadoune, 34, is the current leader of the UCI’s Africa Tour. This year he won the overall title in the Tour du Faso, […]

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Holiday greetings from the peloton

We have a tradition here at Cyclingnews of taking all of our Holiday cards and taping them to the door for all to see.

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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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 The 2010 Alpine Epic four-day mountain bike stage race is scheduled for February 24-27, 2010. The event will take racers from Mt Somers to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand. Up to 100 two-person teams will pit their skills and endurance against rivals over 243km through high-country stations and Alpine passes from South Canterbury and into the Mackenzie Basin. At the inaugural event in 2009, Team RoadCraft's Marcus Roy, of Invercargill, and Kashi Leuchs, of Dunedin, won four out of the five stages in a ...

Alpine Epic returns for second year

The 2010 Alpine Epic four-day mountain bike stage race is scheduled for February 24-27, 2010. The event will take racers from Mt Somers to Lake Tekapo in New Zealand. Up to 100 two-person teams will pit their skills and endurance against rivals over 243km through high-country stations and Alpine passes from South Canterbury and into […]

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 Having recently announced a new sponsorship deal for 2010, US Continental team UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis has announced its roster for next season. Team stalwarts Rory Sutherland, Karl Menzies, Roman Kilun and Tim Johnson will carry the 'experience' tag with another seasoned campaigner, Chris Baldwin. Joining them will be the likes of Jake Keough and Eric Barlevav, who rode for Kelly Benefits and Mountain Khakis respectively this year, in addition to Australian rider Jonny Clarke and Morgan ...

UnitedHealthcare presents its 2010 roster

Having recently announced a new sponsorship deal for 2010, US Continental team UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis has announced its roster for next season. Team stalwarts Rory Sutherland, Karl Menzies, Roman Kilun and Tim Johnson will carry the ‘experience’ tag with another seasoned campaigner, Chris Baldwin. Joining them will be the likes of Jake Keough and […]

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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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 Organizers of the fifth annual Tour de San Luis have announced a roster of 22 teams to participate in the six-day stage race set to take place in San Luis, Argentina on January 18-24. The list includes Dane Michael Rasmussen who will be competing with the Italian-based Miche Pro Cycling Team. Rasmussen completed a two-year suspension for violating the UCI’s whereabouts rules. He was expelled from his former Rabobank team while wearing the yellow jersey at the 2007 Tour de France. This year, ...

2010 Tour de San Luis roster announced

Organizers of the fifth annual Tour de San Luis have announced a roster of 22 teams to participate in the six-day stage race set to take place in San Luis, Argentina on January 18-24. The list includes Dane Michael Rasmussen who will be competing with the Italian-based Miche Pro Cycling Team. Rasmussen completed a two-year […]

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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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 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 ...

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 […]

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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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