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Roche: Team Sky and BMC only have minor differences

Nicolas Roche has found a happy medium and won’t have to reinvent himself at new team BMC Racing this season. The Irish national road champion has forged a career as a dynamic rider, with BMC his sixth professional team since turning professional in 2004. “I’ve been through every single phase, from leading out sprints with Thor Hushovd, to riding in the mountains on my own...
Via Cycling News
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Tom Boonen to use custom Specialized Venge disc bike in Omloop - Gallery

Amid the ongoing polemics over use of disc brakes in the pro peloton, including teammate Marcel Kittel's decision to forgo his own disc machine after possibly injuring another rider in a crash at the Abu Dhabi Tour on Thursday, Tom Boonen stepped forward to unveil his new 'Limited Edition' Specialized Venge disc bike Friday at the Quick-Step Floors press conference ahead of Belgium...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Van Avermaet: Boonen is as strong as I've seen him in years

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) says that his compatriot and Classics rival Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) is in as good a shape as he has been for years during the spring. Boonen is set to retire at the end of this season’s cobbled campaign in April, and Van Avermaet believes that the three-time Tour of Flanders winner will be a tough competitor over the coming weeks. "It’s...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong faces November trial in $100 million lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong's $100 million legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start in Washington. Armstrong's legal team had asked to postpone trial until 2018 because of a potential scheduling conflict. The government wants Armstrong to pay back the $32 million...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Facing lawsuit, Armstrong says he 'loved' wearing Postal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he ''loved'' representing the U.S. Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams. After years of legal wrangling, the federal government's $100 million lawsuit against Armstrong is expected to go to trial later this year. The Postal Service sponsored Armstrong's team when...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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