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Climbers will have their day at 2015 Tour of California
February 20, 2015 (13:45) [ Indexed from ]
The 2015 Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento for its opening stage and finish eight days later in the shadow of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, race organiser AEG announced on Thursday. The 10th edition of the race will take place May 10-17 and return to the stunning Pacific Coast as it follows a north-south route over 1,165 kilometres. The course promises plenty of variety, with multiple days for the sprinters and more than 13,000 metres of climbing throughout the eight days, including an encounters with Balcom Canyon and Mount Hamilton, as well as a return to Mt. Baldy. Weve reached a milestone this year with the 10th edition of the race, and we want everything to reflect that cache, from the best lineup of teams weve ever had to an unbelievably beautiful and exciting route, said Kristin Bachochin Klein, executive director of the Amgen Tour of California and senior vice president of AEG Sports. All of the pieces of the race have come together to set the stage for something truly legendary and memorable. I think its going to be a year for the record books.ADVERTISEMENT Unlike 2014, when eventual winner Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) seized the race lead during the stage 2 time trial in Folsom, the general classification this year will likely be sorted out in the closing days, starting with the 24km individual time trial in Big Bear on May 15. The racing will begin with two days for the sprinters on a circuit that starts and finishes in the state capitol of Sacramento, followed by a 193km trek from Nevada City to Lodi. In 2014, the sprint between Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) and John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) in Sacramento resulted in the closest margin of victory in race history, with Cavendish taking the win by three millimetres. Stage 2 will start with a short circuit on the historic Nevada City Classic course. Riders will get their first taste of the climbing that lies ahead when the race visits San Jose for the 10th consecutive year. From San Jose, the riders will head toward Livermore on a familiar route via Calaveras Road. The narrow, twisty road makes it easy for a breakaway group to escape out of sight of the peloton. You can read more at More...
Cavendish praises team effort in Almeria win
February 16, 2015 (10:30) [ Indexed from ]
Sunday proved to be a long day on the front for Etixx-QuickStep, which brought sprinter Mark Cavendish to victory at the Clasica de Almeria, his fourth win of the young 2015 season. The 183km Spanish race included three categorised climbs but ended with a long downhill run into the finish. An early escape of five riders brought Cavendish's team to the front, and when Movistar and Katusha threw riders into the chase, the catch was imminent. "Yesterday I didn't really feel good during the race at Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, but today the team was really motivated," Cavendish said following his win at Almeria. "We started riding from kilometer zero. We were always in front, in the first 10 positions of the group the entire race.ADVERTISEMENT "We also rode strong in the wind and made the decision to break up the bunch in the crosswind after the last climb. With 30 kilometers to go Katusha and Movistar moved up to help us out, so the front group went full gas until the finish line." The peloton brought the leaders back into the fold just as crosswinds began to blast the bunch. A split in the field left about 58 riders in the front group as the second group on the road fell more than two minutes behind. From there, Etixx-QuickStep once gain controlled the race and delivered the leadout train in perfect position for the final kilometres. "In the sprint, Zdenek Stybar began the lead-out into the final 450 meters. Then Mark Renshaw led me out, and I was in his slipstream until 150 meters to go. By the time I went it was just a matter of finishing off the race for the win. It was perfect." You can read more at More...
Crash catches Farrar out in Almeria finale
February 16, 2015 (10:30) [ Indexed from ]
After making the front group with his lead-out man intact, a crash in the final kilometres of the Clasica Almeria dashed American Tyler Farrar's hopes of mixing it up with eventual winner Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) and runner-up Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar). We made the front selection with Matt [Brammeier] and Tyler, with Matt obviously doing all he could for Tyler, said MTN-Qhubeka team director Alex Sans Vega. Tyler was feeling really good and said he had super legs. Unfortunately, he was caught behind the crash at 2km to go. Luckily he didn't go down but it meant he had no possible options to contest for the win. It is bad luck for our team because Tyler felt he really could have won, or at least finished on the podium today.ADVERTISEMENT Cavendish became the first British rider to win the Clasica Almeria, out-kicking Lobato and his own lead-out man, Mark Renshaw, at the line. A five-rider break animated the early racing, but the chase led by Etixx-QuickStep and Team Katusha brought the race back together with about 40km remaining. The pressure of the chase and ever-present crosswinds split the bunch, with only 58 riders remaining at the front of the race. The race pretty much went as expected, Sans Vega said. There was a small break early on, which Etixx then controlled all day. As expected, we knew there could be crosswinds around the 45km mark, and that is exactly where it split. You can read more at More...
Tech: Mark Cavendish's Specialized S-Works Venge
January 28, 2015 (10:15) [ Indexed from ]
Tech: Mark Cavendish's Specialized S-Works Venge2015 race bike for Etixx-QuickStep sprinter By Cycling News. January 28, 08:59 Mark Cavendish (Etixx-QuickStep) has begun his 2015 season on a... All the latest news headlines from More...
Cavendish wins in Tour de San Luis
January 26, 2015 (11:15) [ Indexed from ]
Cavendish wins in Tour de San LuisBritish rider takes first victory of 2015 By Cycling News. January 26, 09:56 Mark Cavendish opened his season account with a win on the final day of the Tour de San... All the latest news headlines from More...
Renshaw ready to team up with Cavendish for 2015 sprints
January 24, 2015 (15:15) [ Indexed from ]
Renshaw ready to team up with Cavendish for 2015 sprintsAustralian talks about Tour Down Under sprints By Rupert Guinness. January 24, 12:45 As the lead-out rider for Mark Cavendish, Australian Mark... All the latest news headlines from More...
Sabatini finally aboard the Cavendish train
January 22, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from ]
Sabatini finally aboard the Cavendish trainItalian on life at Etixx-QuickStep By Barry Ryan. January 22, 11:20 Pistoia is, quite literally, where trains are made. AnsaldoBreda, the rail transport... All the latest news headlines from More...
Cavendish pays tribute to Gavirias track speed
January 22, 2015 (06:45) [ Indexed from ]
Cavendish pays tribute to Gavirias track speedLead-out hesitation costly for Manxman in San Luis By Barry Ryan. January 22, 05:17 For the second sprint running at the Tour de San Luis, Mark... All the latest news headlines from More...
Cavendish leaves it too late in Tour de San Luis opener
January 20, 2015 (03:00) [ Indexed from ]
Cavendish leaves it too late in Tour de San Luis openerMissing marker in finishing straight proves costly By Barry Ryan. January 20, 01:27 After wheeling to a halt past the finish line at Villa... All the latest news headlines from More...
Cavendish, Kwiatkowski and Quintana ready for the Tour de San Luis
January 17, 2015 (16:30) [ Indexed from ]
Cavendish, Kwiatkowski and Quintana ready for the Tour de San LuisRace provides different kind of opening to Tour Down Under By Barry Ryan. January 17, 15:11 When the Tour Down Under began life in... All the latest news headlines from More...
British Cycling encourages Cavendish to race track in Rio Olympics
December 07, 2014 (21:00) [ Indexed from ]
Sutton says it's down to the rider More...
Cavendish and Keisse win Zurich Six
November 30, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from ]
QuickStep pair snatch win in final Madison More...
Cavendish and Keisse disappointed with second place at Gent Six
November 24, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from ]
OPQS duo lose out to De Buyst and De Ketele More...
News shorts: Lefevere unhappy with Cavendish riding Gent Six
November 18, 2014 (20:30) [ Indexed from ]
Neri Sottoli wins the Coppa Italia, Bora targets Tour de France, Moreno Sala to Starley Primal More...
Gallery: Cavendish and Keisse ready for Gent Six
November 18, 2014 (11:15) [ Indexed from ]
OPQS duo train on the track More...
Cavendish and Kwiatkowski to ride Tour de San Luis
November 15, 2014 (00:00) [ Indexed from ]
Kwiatkowski looking for good start in rainbow stripes More...
News shorts: Keisse and Cavendish aiming for victory in Ghent
November 13, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from ]
GP Camaiore cancelled, Kern retires and Ratti cleared of doping More...
News shorts: Cavendish to ride Zurich Six Days
November 10, 2014 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
2015 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Van Winden to Baku and Bronzini extends More...
Lefevere: Cavendish can win Milan-San Remo and beat Kittel
October 02, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from ]
OPQS manager says Kwiatkowski can win every one-day race from San Remo to Lombardia More...
Cavendish still suffering from Tour de France crash
September 25, 2014 (14:15) [ Indexed from ]
Manx missile says disappointment has spurred him on More...

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