All articles by Tom LeCarner

US Champ Matthew Busche reflects on his early Euro season

Having helped his Radioshack Nissan-Trek teammate Tiago Machado into second place overall on stage three of the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal yesterday, Matthew Busche took some time out at the start of stage 4 today to reflect on his European season thus far. “It’s my first time in Algarve and I don’t know what […]

Qatar analysis: Death by echelons

Besides Tom Boonen being in near-peak form, what else did we learn from the Tour of Qatar? Well, Stages 3 and 5 demonstrated that Mark Cavendish does not need a dedicated lead-out man to win. That’s not to say his Sky team did nothing – on both occasions in the final kilometers, Bernie Eisel and […]

Tour of Qatar Stage 1 Results

Stage 1 – 141.5 kilometres Brazan Towers to Doha Golf Club:- 1. Tom Boonen (BEL/OmegaPharma-QuickStep), the 141.5 km en 3 h 11:32 2. Adam Blythe (GBR) s.t. 3. Peter Sagan (SVQ) s.t. 4. Tyler Farrar (USA) s.t. 5. Daniel Oss (ITA) s.t. 6. Mark Renshaw (AUS) s.t. 7. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) s.t. 8. Davide Appollonio […]

Marcato wins at Besseges; Rolland takes lead into Sunday finale

February 4, 2012, (VN) — Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) darted to victory in Saturday’s weather-shortened stage at the Etoile de Besseges in southern France. For the second time in three days, foul weather forced race organizers to redirect the route that’s been plagued with cold, wind and snow. After some consideration, offcials opted to hold the […]