Dumoulin Wins TT, Rodríguez Wins GC
In the devilishly difficult final TT in the Basque town of Aia, Tom Dumoulin rose the highest to take the stage. A stunning performance from Joaquim Rodríguez was enough for him to secure the GC from SKY's Sergio Henao.
País Vasco Stage 5: Landa Takes the Queen Stage
Astana's Mikel Landa took the win in Aia from the breakaway.
Pais Vasco Stage 1: Matthews Sprints to Victory
On the first stage of the race, Orica-GreenEDGE sprinter Michael Matthews made it over the tough climbs to easily sprint to victory.
Wellens Retires From Cyclo-Cross
Bart Wellens, the two-time world cyclocross champion and two-time Belgian champion, has retired at the age of 36. Wellens, usually unable to maintain a top-10 position, said "I simply cannot bring myself to continue to do all the effort any longer.
It's Howdy Doody time for Astana
Well there was talk of cans of worms and it looks like the UCI have opened the first one today. Its contents? A lot of worms. Based on an independent audit the UCI are now requesting their Licence Committee to withdraw Astana's Pro Team Licence
Roma Maxima Cancelled, But Strade Bianche Lives On
Lazarus may have risen from the dead, but the old Giro del Lazio found the feat harder to pull off as its successor Roma Maxima was cancelled for 2015. At the same time, RCS Sport announced teams for Strade Bianche in March.
Impey cleared of positive test.
Unusual that he was able to prove cross contamination but there's no slur in that. He obviously had a very strong case and he'll be back in the peloton soon. Maybe off to MTN this or next year as part of my "African team" theory!?!?!
Finally.......Horner to Lampre
So the winters most absurd transfer-saga comes to a predictable conclusion. Vuelta-winner Chris Horner signs a one year deal with Lampre just as rumored.
Nairo to the Giro
The decision is in. Movistar are sending last years Tour de France runner up Nairo Quintana to the Giro d'Italia this year while veteran Alejandro Valverde will once again lead the team in the Tour. After that, both of them look to be in the frame f
New Ronde van Vlaanderen Course
The new Ronde van Vlaanderen course was revealed today. And it's different. Don't get too excited, the Muur isn't back. We´ll have to wait until 2015 for a chance at that since then the deal with Oudenaarde to host the finish has run out and there is an opening for a re-introduction of the Muur van Geraardsbergen. But nevertheless, it looks like a clever tweak of the much debated 2012-2013 course.
Change is in the Air: UCI to Alter the WorldTour
Major revisions lie on the horizon for the structure of the sport, but details are scarce for now.
Notes From the America Desk
We need something to fill the gap between Grand Tours - sometimes Eneco just doesn't cut it, I guess - so we have racing a plenty in America in August. And you know what? We've got a desk for that.
Is the Tour of Languedoc Roussillon cancelled?
The French stage race cancelled the day before it's due to start - or maybe not, no one knows, including the organisers...
Pressure, anorexia, doubt - Marianne Vos opens up
Pressure, anorexia and doubt - Marianne Vos opens up in new book
Party Invites are here. Who's going to De Ronde?
26 teams. 7 of them Wild Card invites. These are the teams that will race the Tour of Flanders.
Making Room for Katusha: UCI & Organizers Talk
Katusha is back in the World Tour fold and the UCI now has 19 teams to deal with rather than the previous format of 18. How are race organizers adapting to this new regulatory reality?
RCS Sport Revives Giro del Lazio as Roma Maxima
RCS Sport, the owner and organizer of the Giro d'Italia, Tirreno Adriatico, and Strade Bianche, announced the revival of a classic Italian one-day race, the Roma Maxima. The race revives the old Giro del Lazio and will run Sunday, March 3.
2013 Tour of California Finds Some New Climbs
Along with a change in direction, running for the first time south-north, the Amgen Tour of California will bring two exciting new summit finishes into the 2013 edition of the race. Stage details and analysis inside!
Talent Lottery at FDJ
Will we see a french team dominate throughout a season? Can FDJ be that team?
Offseason Capsule: The New Euskaltel Generation
The orange-clad emblem of Basque Cycling is back in business, but not business as usual.
Tour of Utah Announces Major Route Changes in 2013
Departing from tradition, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is heading south for its early stages, showcasing new parts of the state. Word on the street is there are lots of pretty rocks along the route.
Wildcards, wildcards, get your wildcards here! If you wanna race bikes this spring get your wildcards here! If you're not on the list that's just bad luck for you. Let's say you got "katusha-ed"-
Katusha: No license for you!
The UCI today announced the last lucky winners in the big World Tour license lottery.Argos-Shimano are in as are Garmin, Lotto-Belisol, Radioshack, Francaise de Jeux & Saxo-Tinkoff . Katusha are the unlucky losers for so far unknown reasons.
Lemond to run for UCI Presidency?
The Change Cycling Now campaign has called on Greg Lemond to challenge Pat McQuaid for presidency of the UCI. Could he make it? And has the time come for such a drastic change?
Armitstead on British Cycling - and Vos on the UCI
Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead were all over the news before this Sunday's track Revolution. Read their thoughts on British Cycling, the UCI, and how much they both love cycling - and find out how to watch the Revolution this week!
California Dreaming: 2013 Tour of California Route
The May stage race reverses direction and switches summit finishes. What else is in store for 2013?
Lance Armstrong out from Nike, Livestrong
A week after the U.S. Doping Agency released a report rallying against Lance Armstrong, the cancer survivor stepped down as chairman of Livestrong and was dropped as an endorser by Nike.
Analysis: USADA's Armstrong Decision
Evidence implicates Armstrong in doping, sheds light on team-wide doping system.
Team Spidertech Suspends Racing in 2013
Team Spidertech - the upstart professional continental team based out of Canada that had been making large strides towards becoming competitive in the highest level of racing - announced earlier today that it was suspending racing for 2013
USADA Releases Details of Armstrong Case
Tthe US Anti-Doping Agency released to the public details of its case against Lance Armstrong and four other members of the US Postal cycling team, finally shedding light on the evidence it deemed sufficient to hand a lifetime ban to Armstrong.
Fast finishing Kazakh takes rainbow jersey
Despite the inclusion of the legendary Cauberg climb two kilometers from the finish, the Under-23 Elite Men's Road Race finished in a sprint with Alexey Lutsenko prevailing over Bryan Coquard.