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Van Avermaet: Belgium to play on collective strength at Worlds

Belgium head into the World Championships with four potential team leaders and Greg Van Avermaet is confident the star-studded roster can produce a winning result. The Belgian, who won the GP de Wallonie on Wednesday, told Cyclingnews that the national team would use their collective strength to take on their rivals in Ponferrada, Spain, in under a fortnight.

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Related Topix: Tom Boonen, Cycling, Philippe Gilbert, Francaise des Jeux

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Cycling News

Uran ruled out of Worlds team time trial

Rigoberto Uran will not form part of Omega Pharma-QuickStep 's line-up in the team time trial at the world championships in Ponferrada, Spain on Sunday as he has not recovered from the asthmatic bronchitis that cut short his Vuelta a Espaa . Uran had been lying in 6th place overall at the beginning of the third week but abandoned the race after losing ground on the road to La Farrapona.

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Related Topix: Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Michal Kwiatkowski, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Niki Terpstra, Tony Martin, Summer Olympics

Velonews

Gilbert brushes off favorite status ahead of worlds

The 2012 world champ already will pack enough expectations at the start line for the elite men's road race September 28, so he's cagey enough to not go announcing to the world he's feeling great. "I will not make the mistake to say too much about, I do not want to make extra pressure," Gilbert told VeloNews .

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Related Topix: Tom Boonen, Cycling, Fassa Bortolo, Fabian Cancellara

Cycling News

Lefevere unhappy with Belgian Worlds selection

Patrick Lefevere is, predictably, not happy with the Belgian team selected for the upcoming world championships . While Tom Boonen will be one of the team captains, Lefevere thought that national coach Carlo Bomans should have chosen more Omega Pharma-QuickStep riders.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

PezCycling News

EuroTrash 'Pistolero' Monday

It was a happy Mr. Tinkov in Spain on Sunday, what a difference a year makes. We have all the results, video and rider comments from Spain, Britain and Canada in a jam-packed EuroTrash Monday.

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Related Topix: Tom Boonen, Cycling, Fassa Bortolo, Fabian Cancellara

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Evesham Journal

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Tour of Britain 2014 race winner Dylan Van Baarle of Garmin-Sharp poses with second placed Micha Kwiatkowskii of Omega Pharma-Quickstep and third places Sir Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky after stage 8b of the 2014 Tour of Britain in The Peloton makes it's way down past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben on the final stage of the 2014 Tour of Britain in London. Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the race, the stage 8a 8.8-kilometre time-trial, before Marcel Kittel once again triumphed on British soil with a sprint victory over Mark Cavendish on Whitehall.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Cycling, Mark Cavendish, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin

Gazette Series

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the race, the stage 8a 8.8-kilometre time-trial, before Marcel Kittel once again triumphed on British soil with a sprint victory over Mark Cavendish on Whitehall. Dylan van Baarle had a 19-second overnight advantage and it proved sufficient to succeed Wiggins as champion, the Dutchman taking the yellow jersey by 10 seconds from Polish runner-up Michal Kwiatkowski .

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Summer Olympics, Credit Agricole, Cycling, Mark Cavendish, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin

The Argus

Dutch star Van Baarle wins Tour of Britain title

Van Baarle's victory was confirmed as he finished safely in the peloton on a final stage today won by Marcel Kittel , the winner of stage one in Liverpool a week ago. A five-man breakaway formed early on this afternoon, featuring Steve Cummings , Jan Barta , Chris Latham , Liam Holohan and Mark McNally .

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Related Topix: Cycling, Tour de France, Credit Agricole, Bradley Wiggins

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

CYCLING: Wiggins lost Tour of Britain on Gloucestershire stage

The peleton passes through Winchcombe in Gloucestershire during the stage four of the 2014 Tour of Britain. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS admitted his Tour of Britain title defence came to an end on the Wednesday stage through Gloucestershire.

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Related Topix: Cycling, Credit Agricole, Bradley Wiggins

Fri Sep 12, 2014

PezCycling News

Vuelta'14 St.19: Hansen Can Do In Cangas

Race report: In his what seems like 48th consecutive Grand Tour, Lotto-Belisol's Aussie adventurer Adam Hansen cruised home to take a massive stage win in Cangas Do Morrazo. Fortune favors the brave, and Hansen took his chance brilliantly, attacking off the front on a small rise as previous escapee Alexey Lutsenko was swept up.

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Cycling News

Bakelants signs for Ag2r-La Mondiale

Jan Bakelants will ride for Ag2r-La Mondiale for the next two seasons, the team has confirmed. The Belgian, who is leaving Omega Pharma-QuickStep , expects to have more freedom to ride for himself and to concentrate on the Classics.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

PezCycling News

Vuelta'14 St.18: Aru Attacks Monte Castrove

Race Report: Stage 18 took in the final climb twice, but it only took the young Italian Fabio Aru once to get a gap on the other GC hopefuls. Chris Froome joined him for them both to prosper.

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Related Topix: Fassa Bortolo, Cycling, Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen

The Northern Echo

Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates a stage-four victory in Bristol

SIR BRADLEY WIGGINs believes his Tour of Britain title defence is all but over after Michal Kwiatkowski seized the race lead by stealing a stunning stage-four victory in Bristol. Poland's Kwiatkowski won the sprint for the line at the end of the 184.6-kilometre route from Worcester to claim a time bonus and take the yellow jersey by three seconds from Edoardo Zardini .

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Cycling News

Vuelta a Espana: Boonen a non-starter for stage 18

With 25 out the last 31 days occupied with racing, Omega Pharma-Quick Step has announced that Tom Boonen will not start Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espaa as he turns his attention to recovery head of the World Championships later this month. "Today it was again another hard stage," Boonen said as he finished 66th on stage 17. "Unfortunately I couldn't be there to contest the sprint.

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Related Topix: Tom Boonen, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Maciej Bodnar, Fabian Cancellara, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Fassa Bortolo

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Cycling News

Costa hoping to end world champion reign on a high in Canada

Rui Costa is hoping to end his reign as world champion on a high with a good performance at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal on Friday and Sunday. The likeable Portuguese rider is a regular visitor to the Canadian races, and the testing race circuits used in the two French-language speaking cities suit his excellent tactical ability.

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Related Topix: Cycling, Davitamon - Lotto, Saunier Duval - Prodir, Chris Horner

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Cycling News

Kwiatkowski happy with form at Tour of Britain

With just over a week until the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Michal Kwiatkowski showed that he is right on track after taking second on the Queen stage of the Tour of Britain . The Polish rider attacked inside the final kilometre to claim second on the summit finish on the Tumble.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Nicolas Roche, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Bradley Wiggins, Cycling, Tour de France, Credit Agricole

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Cycling News

Brambilla, Rovny ejected from Vuelta a Espana for fighting

The Vuelta a Espaa became more than just a fight with the legs when Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny engaged in a prolonged slapping match while in the day's breakaway on stage 16 from San Martn del Rey Aurelio to La Farrapona. Lago de Somiedo on Monday.

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Covadonga EuroTrash

The battle for the Vuelta crown raged on the slopes to the Lagos de Covadonga, but there was also racing in Canada, Britain, Belgium and France. Lots of cycling news, video, comments and results in a packed EuroTrash Monday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, John Degenkolb, Summer Olympic, Tom Boonen, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Alberto Contador, Cycling

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Argus

Kittel wins Tour of Britain sprint finish

Marcel Kittel emerged triumphant from a thrilling sprint finish to the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday, with Mark Cavendish crossing the line in third place. Germany's Kittel completed the Liverpool stage in two hours, 16 minutes and 35 seconds, just ahead of second-placed Italian Nicola Ruffoni and Briton Cavendish , who is still recovering from shoulder surgery following his Tour de France-ending crash.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Cycling News

Cassani building Italian team for World Championships

Davide Cassani has returned to Italy from the Vuelta a Espana with a long list of riders under consideration for the coveted nine places in the Italian team for the W orld Championship Elite men's road race on September 28. Cassani took over the role of 'CT' or Commissario Tecnico from Paolo Bettini at the start of 2014. He has confirmed he will name the 16 riders pre-selected for the race on Friday and then name his final 11 riders on Thursday, September 18, after the Tre Valli Varesine race in Italy, the final race of the Trittico Lombardo.

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Related Topix: Paolo Bettini, Cycling, Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Vincenzo Nibali, Summer Olympics, Matteo Trentin, John Degenkolb, Tom Boonen

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