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Lotto-Belisol luck-leak

Dark times are upon team Lotto-Belisol following the fourth stage of the Tour de France. Andre Greipel doesn’t seem to be performing as hoped as their dedicated sprinter and three of their riders crashed on Tuesday. Rider Greg Henderson was forced to withdraw from the race due to the sustained injuries. Stitches were required to fix the leg wound Henderson received by verdict of team doctor Jan Mathieu. "Gr ...

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Andy Schlek smashes out

The Trek Factory Racing team has lost Andy Schlek in stage four of the Tour de France. Injuries sustained in a crash have proved too much for the racer. The crash occurred inside the final 30km, and cost him over a minute in time. His team issued a statement via Twitter: “We are sad to announce that Andy Schleck cannot take the start in Le Tour today. The ligaments and meniscus in the right knee are too sev ...

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Marcel plays down ‘Kittel Trilogy’

Marcel Kittel has won three of four stages in this year’s Tour. And with stages six and seven being flat ones, he has the potential for five victories by the end of week one. Kittel admitted the race is hard on him. “It was really exhausting,” Kittel said. “In the last 30km it was always 60kph or more and when it’s so fast it’s hard to stay with your team. The boys delivered me to the end and I sat on Mark ...

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Sagan goes green but is beaten by yellow

Peter Sagan is a top contender for three colours in this year’s Tour: green, white, and yellow. He’s already got a target on his back for the green jersey, and his fellow competitors won’t be letting him get any of the jerseys with ease. He acknowledges he hasn’t completely sewn it up yet. "I know there are other good chances for me and I'll look for these. Stage 5 on the cobblestones is intriguing, as well ...

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Cav to miss the Commonwealth games – nation gutted

Mark Cavendish riding out of the Isle of Man, is set to miss 6 weeks of competition due to injuries sustained from a crash in stage one of the Tour. The injuries, while non-life threatening, are serious enough to put him out of commission for longer than he would like. "It's worse than I was hoping," opined the injured Manxman. Following an x-ray, it is apparent that Cavendish has injured every ligament sur ...

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Cav crashes, a nation swears loudly.

Yorkshire was excited to have its native son, Mark Cavendish, wear the yellow jersey at the end of this year’s Tour, but a crash in Harrogate during stage one took him out of the race. Cavendish started strong. But he felt the pressure from fellow cyclist Simon Gerrans and crashed 250m from the finish. Cavendish walked across the finish line a full 3min and 37sec behind Marcel Kittel, the stage winner. An i ...

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Amy Roberts Avoids Crash at Redditch to Continue Strong Road Form

Amy Roberts took home a win in her first Matrix Grand Prix event of the year earlier this month. The young Wiggle Honda rider came in well clear of Lydia Boylan and Sarah Storey in the GP’s fourth event at Redditch. Roberts, age 19, has shown her skill for years at junior level track events. In 2014, though, she seems determined to demonstrate her skill in road races. Robert’s victory in Redditch comes just ...

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Tour of Britain to Host Support Events in Brighton; Unicyclists Welcome

This Friday, British cycling fans were delighted to find out that they’d be welcome to compete in several support events centred on the finishing line of the Tour of Britain’s final stage in Brighton. The Tour’s penultimate stage will begin in Camberley, with races in Brighton set to be run throughout the morning and early afternoon in anticipation of a 3PM arrival of the professionals. ...

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Armstrong’s Interesting Legal Tactic Fails to Get Civil Case Dismissed

While the court of public opinion may have finished ruling on Lance Armstrong months ago, the actual American court system appears to just be getting started. Earlier this week Judge Robert L. Wilkins denied a request by Armstrong to throw out a civil case originally brought to court by Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis. The case itself centres on Armstrong’s time as a rider sponsored by the U.S. Pos ...

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Team Sky Wants Sky-bound Yates twins

The Yates twins’, Adam and Simon, star appears to be rising higher with every sunrise in the cycling arena. It is with this rising star that Team Sky has shown interest in signing the Yates twins. Implying that it wasn’t brain surgery to note the twins will be a merit to Team Sky, the team boss, Dave Brailsford said, “We are a British team ultimately, with a global roster and global race programme, but to h ...

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