Garmin-Sharp, BMC Racing trade barbs as RadioShack waits for someone to make a mistake
Mountain man Casey B. Gibson follows the USA Pro Challenge through the peaks and valleys of stage 3
Christian Vande Velde took the leader's jersey from Tejay van Garderen, but they remain tied on time
Six seconds might well decide who will end up on the final podium at the Vuelta a España
Alberto Contador animates race as Alejandro Valverde wins stage 3, takes lead at 2012 Vuelta a España
Alejandro Valverde takes the stage and the jersey, but Alberto Contador shows he's out for blood
It was gastroenteritis, not food poisoning, that flattened Tom Danielson going into Thursday's Vail time trial, according to the Garmin-Cervélo team doctor.
VAIL, Colo. (VN) – Ten miles. A vertical gain of 1,100 feet. Two completely different riders and two completely different equipment choices ended with a .58-second difference between Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo). The two Americans sit atop the GC after the third stage on Vail Pass, but how exactly did such different circumstances lead to such a narrow stage win for the former?
VAIL, Colo. (VN) — Tom Danielson met his match, or perhaps his bug, Thursday in Vail when an overnight bout with food poisoning cut into what he had hoped would be a stage win and leader’s jersey celebration. Danielson (Garmin-Cervélo) lost 33 seconds to Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo) in the 10-mile uphill time trial that suited each of them perfectly.
- 1. Levi Leipheimer, Team RadioShack, 25:47.08
- 2. Christian Vandevelde, Garmin-Cervélo, s.t.
- 3. Rafael Infantino Abreu, Epm-Une, at 0:04
- 4. Tom Danielson, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:33
- 5. Stef Clement, Rabobank Cycling Team, at 0:40
- 1. Levi Leipheimer, Team RadioShack, 10:30:29
- 2. Christian Vandevelde, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:11
- 3. Tejay Van Garderen, HTC-Highroad, at 0:17
- 4. Tom Danielson, Garmin-Cervélo, at 0:21
- 5. George Hincapie, BMC Racing Team, at 0:53
Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) regained the overall lead of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Classic on Thursday after winning the 10-mile Vail individual time trial.
ASPEN, Colo. (VN) — After three days of racing, five Americans stand atop the general classification standings at the inaugural 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, separated by 45 seconds with the decisive Vail time trial on the horizon.
- 1. Pablo Lastras Garcia, Movistar Team (mov), in 3:58:00
- 2. Sylvain Chavanel, Quickstep Cycling Team (qst), at 15
- 3. Markel Irizar Aranburu, Team RadioShack (rsh), at 15
- 4. Ruslan Pydgornyy, Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team (vcd), at 15
- 5. Nicolas Roche, Ag2r La Mondiale (alm), at 1:43
- 1. Pablo Lastras Garcia, Movistar Team (mov), in 8:25:59
- 2. Sylvain Chavanel, Quickstep Cycling Team (qst), at 20
- 3. Markel Irizar Aranburu, Team RadioShack (rsh), at 1:08
- 4. Ruslan Pydgornyy, Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team (vcd), at 1:24
- 5. Jakob Fuglsang, Leopard Trek (leo), at 1:55
TOTANA, Spain (AFP) — Spanish rider Pablo Lastras (Movistar) won the third stage of the Tour of Spain and took the overall leader's red jersey on Monday on a 164-kilometre ride from Petrer to Totana.
A region that spored Tour winners Hinault, Bobet and Robic
REDON, France (AFP) - Mark Cavendish warned his Tour de France sprint rivals not to write him off after the Briton was forced to play second fiddle to American Tyler Farrar on the race's third stage Monday.
REDON, France (VN) — Omega Pharma-Lotto made it clear from the first few kilometers of the 2011 Tour de France that the Belgian squad is here to race. With one stage win already in the bag, Omega is looking for more victories, plus a stint in the green jersey and a podium spot in Paris.
Tour de France Notebook, stage 3: Van Garderen learning ropes; 4th of July first; RadioShack sitting pretty
Facts and figures from stage 3
REDON, France, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France organizers punished Mark Cavendish and Thor Hushovd for a mid-stage tussle by stripping the pair of the points they won at the intermediate sprint on the race's third stage Monday.
REDON, France (VN) — Garmin-Cervélo was still buzzing following the team's dramatic victory in the team time trial, which delivered the team its first Tour de France win and put Thor Hushovd into the yellow jersey.
MODESTO, Calif. (VN) — Will Dugan will not start Wednesday's stage 4 in the Amgen Tour of California. Dugan (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis) suffered a head injury in a crash late in stage 3 and a team spokesperson told VeloNews that he would return home to Vermont to recover.
From stage 3 of the Tour of California, we have analyzed the power data from UnitedHealthcare’s GC leader, Rory Sutherland.
MODESTO, Calif. (VN) — A clear stratification of teams often exists at races the size of the Tour of California. The WorldTour teams more or less run the show, with the smaller teams forced to fight for scraps. With the overall win all but off the table, the little guys go for stages and TV time.
Is it possible for riders to have top form to race the Tour of California and the Tour de France in the same year? We ask the big names of the sport.
- 1. Gregory Henderson, Team Sky , in 05:14:29
- 2. Juan Jose Haedo, SaxoBank-Sungard, at s.t.
- 3. Thor Hushovd, Garmin-Cervelo, at s.t.
- 4. Peter Sagan, Liquigas-Doimo, at s.t.
- 5. Leigh Howard, HTC-Highroad, at s.t.
- 1. Gregory Henderson, Team Sky , in 08:01:31
- 2. Ben Swift, Team Sky, at s.t.
- 3. Peter Sagan, Liquigas-Doimo, at 00:00:04
- 4. Juan Jose Haedo, SaxoBank-Sungard, at 00:00:04
- 5. Thor Hushovd, Garmin-Cervelo, at 00:00:06
MODESTO, California (VN) - American Will Dugan and Jens Voigt are recovering from a frightening crash late in stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Bling's Rabobank Giant TCR Advanced SL
Wouter Weylandt’s death on Monday at the Giro d’Italia reminds us just how close danger lurks, and maybe his passing will stop us all from taking quite so many risks the next time we go out on the road.
GENOA, Italy (VN) - Carlos Sastre ceded 1:14 during Monday's tragic third stage at the Giro d'Italia after crashing and breaking the pedals on his bike.
Garmin-Cervelo's Tyler Farrar released a statement Monday afternoon about the death of his friend Wouter Weylandt
RAPALLO, Italy (VN) – David Millar won the pink jersey Monday, but he was in no mood to celebrate following the tragic death of Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia.
RAPALLO, Italy (VN) – Manuel Cardoso, a Portuguese rider on the RadioShack team, is one of the few riders who witnessed the tragic accident that claimed the life of Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt in Monday’s third stage at the Giro d’Itali
Andrew Hood talks to Garmin sports director Bingen Fernandez, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene of Wouter Weylandt's death.
RAPALLO, Italy (VN) — There was no immediate word from Leopard-Trek on whether the team would continue in the Giro d’Italia following the tragic death of Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt in Monday’s third stage.
- 1. Angel Vicioso Arcos, (ESP) Androni Giocattoli-Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni , at 3:57:38
- 2. David Millar, (GBR) Garmin-Cervelo , at
- 3. Pablo Lastras Garcia, (ESP) Movistar , at
- 4. Daniel Moreno, (ESP) Team Katusha , at
- 5. Christophe Le Mevel, (FRA) Garmin-Cervelo , at
- 1. David Millar, (GBR) Garmin-Cervelo , at 10:04:29
- 2. Angel Vicioso Arcos, (ESP) Androni Giocattoli-Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni , at 10:04:36 at 0:07
- 3. Kanstantsin Sivtsov, (BLR) HTC-Highroad , at 10:04:38 at 0:09
- 4. Marco Pinotti, (ITA) HTC-Highroad , at 10:04:38 at 0:09
- 5. Craig Lewis, (USA) HTC-Highroad , at 10:04:38 at 0:09
The Italian news agency RAI is reporting that Leopard-Trek's Wouter Weylandt died after crashing out of the Giro d'Italia Monday.
Angel Vicioso (Androni Giocattoli) won out of a late-forming breakaway Monday after a spectacular twisting finale on the Italian Riveria at the Giro d'Italia.
After coming close to a stage win Tuesday, Ryder Hesjedal is more motivated than ever.
Two-time second-place finisher Cadel Evans (BMC) is in the driver’s seat after Tour’s hectic opening.
A look at the bike set-ups used for the stage 3 cobbles
The Saxo man is headed for immediate surgery, the team says.
It was a rough day on the third stage of the Tour de France and Casey B. Gibson was there to follow the action.
It didn’t take long for the Garmin-Transitions team to get over the shock of losing its top rider — the argyle crew got right down to work on Tuesday's cobbles.
A race like no other
The God of Thunder gets a chest-pounding stage win. GC advantage to Evans and Andy Schleck.