Saturday 27 August 2011


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Cycling News Highlights from August 26 – 27, 2011.

26 August, 2011

Riders' reactions after Vuelta crash
Michal Golas of Vacansoleil-DMC and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) were the principal victims of the mass crash at the end of Friday's stage at the Vuelta, but they brought many others down, including a number of big names overall contenders
27 August, 2011

Baden Cooke and Matt Wilson to ride for GreenEdge in 2012

The new Australia GreenEdge team has announced that Baden Cooke and Matt Wilson will join the team for 2012, rebuilding the close bond the two riders had earlier in their careers.
Cooke has been with Saxo Bank-SunGard for the last two years, while Wilson is currently riding for the Garmin-Cervelo team. They successfully raced together at Francaise des Jeux a decade ago, along with fellow Australian Bradley McGee. Cooke won the green jersey at the 2003 Tour de France, while Wilson was Australian national champion in 2004.

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Thursday 25 August 2011

20 August, 2011

Pro bike: Tim Johnson's Cannondale Scalpel 29
In the past, Tim Johnson has moonlighted as a professional road racer during the spring and summer months. But this year – his first as a full-time cyclo-cross-only racer for – the American has had a less-than-conventional off-season, taking on epic rides both on and off road, using his cyclo-cross bike and Flash 29er hardtail mountain bike.

23 August, 2011.

Trek World Racing celebrates the perfect season
With the perfect ending to an amazing season for Trek world racing in Val Di Sole, Italy, this weekend, Tracy Moseley clinched the World Cup title and Aaron Gwin  became the only man in history to win five downhill World Cups in one season.
It was also the first time in the history of the World Cup that a team won both the men's and women's World Cup overalls in downhill. To top it off, Trek World Racing ended up the number one ranked team.
The conditions for the World Cup finals on Sunday were difficult. The heat had dried out the steep course and holes were filling with fine powder. The lack of let up in the track made for a challenging final quarter of racing as riders 
became fatigued with arm pump, and the race was rife with spectacular crashes and saves.

24 August, 2011.

Hincapie triumphs in Aspen
George Hincapie (BMC) hasn't won a race since his 2009 US professional road championship, but the 38-year-old American picked quite a day to return to the top step of the podium with his victory in stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Aspen, Colorado. The three-time American champion out-sprinted his five breakaway companions to triumph in the event's 209.8km queen stage.

25 August, 2011.

Van Garderen prepared to defend yellow in Colorado
Tejay Van Garderen and his HTC Highboard teammates will have their hands full defending the yellow jersey during the final four stages at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The young American is leading the general classification heading into the stage three time trial held in Vail and he is confident in his ability to win the 16km uphill event.