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Armitstead: Emma Pooley is one of the strongest athletes in the world - Video

World champion Lizzie Armitstead joined British Cycling for the Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday. She expressed disappointment over her missed victory but noted the special occasion in competing alongside compatriot Emma Pooley. "Emma is one of the strongest athletes in the world," Armitstead said in a post-race interview with Voxwomen. "Obviously her focus at the moment isn't totally...
Via Cycling News
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sagan, Cancellara and Costa to headline Tour de Suisse

World Champion Peter Sagan will headline next month’s Tour de Suisse, alongside three-time winner Rui Costa and home favourite Fabian Cancellara. Organisers also confirmed that Andrew Talansky, Mathias Frank and Roman Kreuziger will line-up for the 80th edition of the race. Race organiser InfrontRingier recently struck a five-year revenue sharing deal with the 11 teams of the...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Majka to lead Tinkoff

Rafal Majka will lead the Tinkoff team at the Giro d’Italia this month the team has confirmed. The Polish rider will be targeting the podium and a stage victory in his third appearance at the corsa rosa. Majka has never been outside the top 10 at the Giro, finishing 7th in his first attempt and moving up to sixth the following season before skipping it in favour of the Tour de...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quintana wins Tour of Romandie; Albasini gets stage win

GENEVA (AP) Nairo Quintana protected his overall lead to win the Tour of Romandie on Sunday after a final stage won by race specialist Michael Albasini. Colombian Quintana rode safely in the pack to keep his 19-second lead over Thibaut Pinot of France. Jon Izagirre of Spain was third. The Romandie race is a proven Tour de France trial and Quintana, a two-time runner-up, is targeting...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome wins Romandie mountain stage, Quintana leads overall

VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, Switzerland (AP) Chris Froome rode solo to win a rain-swept mountain stage Saturday at the Tour of Romandie, and Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead with one day left. Britain's Froome shook off Tejay van Garderen of the United States climbing to the Villars-sur-Ollon ski station, giving the two-time Romandie winner some success after a puncture...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde wins Flech Wallonne for record 4th time

HUY, Belgium (AP) Alejandro Valverde of Spain became the first rider to win the Fleche Wallonne four times after a third straight title Wednesday. Spanish rider Joaquin Rodriguez was the first to attack in the brutal Mur de Huy climb but Valverde countered the move and won the sprint ahead of Julian Alaphilippe. Valverde also won the race in 2006, 2014 and 2015. The Mur de Huy...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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