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Orica extends through 2016; Tour Down Under to run women’s race

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:00:32 +0000

The Orica-AIS women's team got two pieces of good news this week: Their title sponsor will re-up for two more years, and a new four-day women's race will be held in conjunction with the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com (File).

Orica confirms it will remain title sponsor through 2016, and a new women's race will coincide with the Tour Down Under

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Nibali on his embattled Astana team: ‘I’m not leaving’

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:16:53 +0000

Vincenzo Nibali's tenure at the Astana team, run by Alexander Vinokourov, has not been without intense scrutiny. Photo by Tim de Waele.

Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali will not quit the embattled Astana team following the doping positives of two teammates and three from Astana

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Astana Continental team ‘suspended’ in wake of new positive

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:48:55 +0000

Astana faces intense scrutiny after five different riders associated with the team have failed doping tests in 2014. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (File).

Astana suspends continental team to distance its WorldTour squad from a growing doping scandal

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Quintana’s complicated recovery from surgery shouldn’t slow run for yellow

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:30:00 +0000

Nairo Quintana has faced an uphill battle, recovering from shoulder surgery this fall. However, his appointment with the 2015 Tour de France stands, and Movistar is optimistic about its young star. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).

Nairo Quintana's recovery from shoulder surgery goes rougher than expected, but he still expects to be in top form for the Tour de France

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German broadcasters mull airing Tour de France

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:14:16 +0000

Marcel Kittel is on the leading edge of the new wave of German cyclists that is helping the country turn the page on the previous generation's doping scandals. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

After three years without live Tour de France coverage, German TV considers the possibility of broadcasting the race again

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Astana’s Fedosseyev tests positive for anabolic steroids

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:25:29 +0000

Team Astana has faced increasing scrutiny as five riders associated with the team have been snared by anti-doping tests in the second half of 2014. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com (File).

A third Astana Continental team rider has been snared by anti-doping tests. Five riders associated with Astana have now tested positive

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Farrar to play important part in MTN’s 2015 ambitions

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:49:06 +0000

Tyler Farrar takes his first victory of 2014. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

American Tyler Farrar will play an important part in the next chapter of MTN-Qhubeka as it pushes to become the first African team at the

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Tour of Flanders unveils 2015 route

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:31:14 +0000

Fabian Cancellara and Peter Sagan clashed in 2013 at the Tour of Flanders. Organizers unveiled the route Tuesday for the 2015 edition. BrakeThrough Media | VeloNews.com

The Tour of Flanders route will look very similar to its 2014 running. What's that mean for Cancellara, Boonen and company?

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Others prefer to wait on sidelines as Velon takes flight

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:42 +0000

Europcar is one of six teams not taking part in the launch of Velon. Manager Jean-Rene Bernaudeau said, "There is always the will to create a NBA-style professional league, and I’m against it.”Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWSport.com (File).

Six WorldTour teams are not yet ready to join the new Velon corporation, which seeks to grow cycling's profitability and popularity

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Riders, team management comment on new Velon business venture

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:44:52 +0000

Riders and management of the 11 WorldTour teams that make up the new Velon business venture issued statements, addressing its objectives

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