Australia seek Evans successor as retirement talk swirls
Tour de France winner Cadel Evans may not have made up his mind about whether to wrap up his professional career but Australian cycling is already wrestling with the problem of how to replace him. The 37-year-old, Australia's first Tour de France winner, is is off-contract with BMC Racing at the end of the season and is expected to make an announcement on his future next week, before he bids to win a second world title in Spain.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Blazin' Saddles: The best Grand Tour of 2014? For and against the Vuelta...
It featured the highest quality field of all the Grand Tours in 2014 and the tightest winning margin of the year - but did the Vuelta a Espana live up to its lofty expectations? An absorbing GC battle : With so many big name riders using the Vuelta as a last chance saloon it was hardly surprising that fans were treated to a real tussle for the red jersey. In fact, the battle that we all hoped to see over the roads of France in July finally materialised itself in the Asturias mountains of northern Spain as Alberto Contador and Chris Froome went shoulder to shoulder in an exciting second half of the race.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
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MANCHESTER, England After a summer spending spree of $250 million, the good times just might be on their way back at Manchester United. To the backdrop of fans chanting "We're going to win the league," United beat Queens Park Rangers 4-0 on Sunday to end its winless start to the Premier League season with a result and performance that may be seen as the true beginning to the Louis van Gaal era.
Aussie Gerrans takes Montreal cycling Grand Prix to sweep both Canadian races
The 34-year-old became the first to pull off the double when he won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal in a sprint finish on Sunday, two days after taking an event in Quebec City. With his 2012 win in Quebec City, Gerrans is also the first to win three times since the two races joined the UCI WorldTour five years ago.
Contador rules out world championship tilt
Vuelta a Espana leader Alberto Contador has ruled out competing at the world championships in his home country, despite being picked for the Spanish team. Speaking after his victory in the 20th and penultimate stage of the Vuelta, a result which virtually assured him of overall victory a day later, Contador said Spain would have a strong team without him, despite Spanish selector Javier Minguez including him in a preliminary squad.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Aussie Gerrans wins Quebec City cycling grand prix for second time
Simon Gerrans won in a sprint finish to post his second victory in three years at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec on Friday. The Australian from the Orica GreenEdge squad edged Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania for the victory in a race that played out in the final kilometres.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Cycling: Aru wins 18th stage, Contador holds Vuelta lead
Italy's Fabio Aru sprinted to Thursday's 18th stage of the Tour of Spain with Spaniard Alberto Contador holding off Briton Chris Froome to keep the overall race lead. Astana's Italian cyclist Fabio Aru sprints with SKY's British cyclist Christopher Froome toward the finish line of the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain in Monte Castrove.
Aru wins 18th stage, Contador holds...
Italy's Fabio Aru sprinted to Thursday's 18th stage of the Tour of Spain with Spaniard Alberto Contador holding off Briton Chris Froome to keep the overall race lead. Astana's Italian cyclist Fabio Aru sprints with SKY's British cyclist Christopher Froome toward the finish line of the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain in Monte Castrove on September 11, 2014 - by Jaime Reina Astana rider Aru, 24, already winner at altitude on the 11th stage at San Miguel de Aralar, benefited on the final sprint from the support of Sky team leader Froome, who clawed back a few seconds on Contador to take second place in the overall standings from Alejandro Valverde.
Contador defends decision to skip Spanish worlds
Alberto Contador is defending his decision to skip the upcoming road world championships on his home roads in Ponferrada, Spain. Contador confirmed during Tuesday's rest day at the Vuelta a Espana he would not race on the hilly course in northwest Spain, a decision that drew criticism from some quarters that suggested the Spanish superstar should do more to support the national team in an important world championships.
Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders
The Atlanta Hawks canceled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended. The Rev.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Interbike Gallery: From Belgium to Boulder City
In place of its heated insoles , riders can now choose heated socks. Photo: Lennard Zinn The 30-Seven heated socks have built-in slots for the heating element and wiring.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Cycling: Contador sits out 'unsuitable' world championships
Tour of Spain overall leader Alberto Contador will sit out this month's world championships because the route does not suit him, the Spaniard said on Tuesday. "The route does not suit me so I prefer to give my spot to another rider," Contador told reporters on the last rest day of the Vuelta, which he leads with a one minute 36 seconds advantage over compatriot Alejandro Valverde.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Sport News Update, what you need to know
The Socceroos started with a bang before being forced to hang on grimly to secure a 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in an international friendly in London. AFL - Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says it will take "exceptional circumstances" for Hayden Ballantyne to play this week, after undergoing surgery to fix his broken jaw on Monday.
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.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
EuroTrash Contador Thursday
The Vuelta has taken a turn for the worse for Nairo Quintana, but Alberto Contador has stepped up to the lead. All the latest video, results and comments from Spain and Alberta.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Dumoulin wins prologue of 2014 Tour of Alberta
According to the Tour of Alberta website, Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands won the 2014 Tour of Alberta prologue at Calgary's Canada Olympic Park on Tuesday.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Cycling: Martin wins stage, Contador takes overall lead
Two-time Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador took the overall lead in this year's edition on Tuesday as German Tony Martin won the 10th stage, a 36.7-kilometre time-trial.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Photo Essay: Blazing Saddles: The Vuelta's hot first week
The 69th edition Vuelta a Espana began with a welcome back to racing for Alberto Contador who benefited from a speedy recovery of a fractured tibia suffered during stage 10 of this year's Tour de France.
Vuelta a Espana: Brailsford believes Froome can fight for the win
Chris Froome came into this year's Vuelta a Espaa with a question mark over his form, however, Team Sky 's Dave Brailsford has seen plenty of positives in his rider's performance so far in the race.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
BMC feel the heat in Spain
Snchez crossed the line on the sixth stage in 15th place, 47 seconds down on stage winner and new race leader Alejandro Valverde to drop one place in the overall classification to 12th.