Italy is now without a WorldTour team and only two of its four Pro Continental squads will race the Giro d'Italia in May.
The Colombian and his Movistar team believe the feat is a realistic undertaking for the two-time grand tour winner.
Caleb Ewan won his second stage in the Santos Tour Down Under Thursday, out-sprinting world champion Peter Sagan in stage 3.
Mavic Haute Route Rockies releases details for its 2017 route. Here's an inside look at the stages that make up the seven-day sportive.
The Tour Down Under's first uphill finish sees fireworks as Richie Porte out-climbs rivals and claims the overall lead.
Giro d'Italia organizers name four wildcard teams, but only Bardiani CSF and Wilier Triestina are chosen from the four Italian pro teams.
Days after his 18-month ban for cocaine ended, the 40-year-old said he has left cycling and bought a coffee shop in Italy.
Michael Woods is back at the Santos Tour Down Under one year after he made his WorldTour debut at the race.
The long-running tradition in cycling is no longer part of the annual race in Australia.
Richie Porte attacks on the final climb to Paracombe, wins stage 2, and takes a solid lead in the overall at Tour Down Under.