Dries Devenyns looks likely to be the oldest rider in the men's WorldTour in 2023 at 40.
From Sagan to Van der Poel, to some surprise picks including Alexandre Vinokourov and Davide Rebellin.
South African climber soloes to victory at Giro dell'Appennino to carry momentum into France.
Italian super-veteran to call time on career that started in 1992: 'I want it to end it competing, giving the maximum and having some good results.'
VN news ticker: Rigoberto Urán leaves UAE Tour to attend daughter’s birth; Davide Rebellin signs for 29th pro season
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, February 20.
Spanish veterans with links to Operación Puerto secure deals with continental teams for next season.
Davide Rebellin, Johan Le Bon join Cambodian cycling team for 2021 season.
The 44-year-old Olympic gold medalist in Sydney says he has 'nothing to lose' in last-chance shot at peloton.
For some riders over 40, the prospects of racing in the peloton next year are still up in the air as they seek contracts.
Unrepentant over his two-year doping ban and stripped Olympic medal, Rebellin presses on as one of the peloton's oldest riders.
The Italian will continue to ride for CCC-Sprandi Polkowice, who signed him to a one-year contract extension.
Race leader Davide Rebellin sneaks into a move at the end of stage 5 to extend his lead as Sacha Modolo sprints to first win of the year
Davide Rebellin attacks on the final category-one climb to seize a seven-second lead in the overall at Tour of Turkey
Spanish team Andalucía-Caja Granada denied reports that it has signed Italian veteran Davide Rebellin, but admits speaking with the veteran Italian, who is looking for a job after serving a doping ban.
Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin continues to insist that he didn’t dope at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal.
Davide Rebellin vows to return to professional racing next season when his doping ban ends in April.
Eladio Jimenez Sanchez and Massimo Giunti also get two-year penalties, fines, for doping.
Former Gerolsteiner manager Hans-Michael Holczer says blood tests showed "clear evidence" that American Levi Leipheimer doped during the 2005 Tour de France.
Hans-Michael Holczer says efforts to clean up cycling give him hope that he can return to the sport.
Question: "I recently read about the UCI’s decision to strip Davide Rebellin of the silver medal he 'won' at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing because he tested positive for CERA. As my kid would say, 'big whoop.'"
Readers chime in on Olympic plans, tarnished silver and apologies.
Bernhard Kohl ? the Austrian rider who tested positive for the blood-booster CERA during last year’s Tour de France ? admitted that blood doping was the most effective way to cheat. In an extensive interview with the French sports daily L’Equipe, Kohl said extractions of blood began nearly a year before competition.
The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed Wednesday that the athlete under investigation for a doping violation at last summer’s Olympics is cyclist Davide Rebellin. The 37-year-old, who earlier this month won the prestigious Flèche Wallonne spring classic, tested for the new generation of EPO — a Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator (CERA) — in an International Olympic Committee re-test of samples from Beijing.
Andy Shleck times his attack to perfection on the Côte de la Roche aux Faucons and rides alone to victory in the 95th La Doyenne
Thus far, the 2009 Classics season has provided cycling fans plenty of drama and nail-biting finishes. Tom Boonen’s Paris-Roubaix winning escape on the Carrefour d l’Arbre cobbles, Sergei Ivanov’s cagey tactics in the final meters of the Amstel Gold Race and Davide Rebellin’s last-minute burst on the Mur de Huy stand out as key moments when the aggressor came out on top. Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège caps off the 2009 Classics season, and the question on everyone’s mind is whether tactics of attack will again prevail.
There’s no secret why Davide Rebellin pointed to his head after winning his third La Flèche Wallonne title on Wednesday. The Italian veteran proved he had the legs to summit the Mur de Huy alongside the other strongmen of the Ardennes races. But it was the cagy Italian’s brains that earned him the winning margin on the slopes of the feared climb. “It might just be the best of my three wins," Rebellin said. “I've been working hard in that respect (climbing)."
Statistics can’t quite illustrate the challenge posed by the Mur de Huy, the final climb of La Fleche Wallonne. Sure, the climb’s average gradient is 9.3 percent. The road soars up 420 feet over the course of three-quarters of a mile. One particularly nasty ramp hits 25 percent. And the climb comes at the tail end of a five-hour race.
In Switzerland, French rider Rémi Pauriol (Cofidis) took his second win on the season ahead of veteran Davide Rebellin (Diquigiovanni) after the pair peeled away in the 178km GP Lugano. The 26-year-old Frenchman won the GP d’Ouverture Marseillaise to open the French calendar on Feb. 1 and takes a victory a month later on the opening weekend of the Swiss calendar. Last year, Rebellin finished second in the GP Lugano to Rinaldo Nocentini, but took revenge on his Italian rival by beating him for the overall at Paris-Nice two weeks later.
Davide Rebellin (Diquigiovanni) might want to reconsider his decision to retire at the end of this season. The veteran Italian snagged his second stage win of the week at the Ruta del Sol and almost snuck away with the overall in the fourth and final stage, a 168km leg from Torrox Costa to Antequera. Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) finished nine seconds back of the attacking Rebellin with the rest of the front pack to claim a two-second victory over Xavier Tondo (Andalucía-CajaSur) in the five-day race across Spain’s Andalucía region.
This might be Davide Rebellin’s last season, but don’t tell him that he’s done just yet. The veteran Italian pulled off a thrilling victory in Wednesday’s third stage, a hilly course from Marbella to Benahavis through the hills along Spain’s Costa del Sol, out-kicking a stellar field to win for the first time this season. Rebellin took down Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) and relegated Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) to third in a victory that reveals the classics specialist might have one more trick up his sleeve this April before riding off into the sunset.
Italian veteran Davide Rebellin, looking for a contract following the dissolution of his Gerolsteiner team at the end of this season, will ride for Diquigiovanni in 2009. The Italian news service ANSA reported that an accord has been reached for the 37-year-old Rebellin to join the Italian continental team for at least one season. The Italian team, directed by the dapper Gianni Savio, will lead the classics squad for the team heading into next year. Rebellin completed the “Ardennes sweep” in 2004 when he won Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne and Liège all in a row.
There’s now little doubt that Gerolsteiner’s Italian wonder man Davide Rebellin is the man of the week, the man of the month, maybe even the man of the year. That seven-year gap between World Cup victories after the two he scored in August 1997 was more like a blockage than a drought. Suddenly, last Sunday in the Netherlands, the dam broke and in eight days Rebellin has simply swept away his opposition in a torrent of victories: Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège.