Australia's biggest race returned following a two-year COVID absence – new race boss O'Grady faced the challenge of not messing up a good thing.
Women's race is upgraded to WorldTour status and new summit finale replaces Old Willunga Hill.
Stuart O’Grady likens Wout van Aert to Eddy Merckx, talks Tour de France green jersey and Caleb Ewan
'Every stage is like a mini World Cup race. It’s so intense. That’s great for the sport and for the viewers but it makes it hard work for the pure sprinters,' says Australian.
Tour Down Under director Stuart O'Grady discusses the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 race.
Simon Gerrans and other Australian pros explain why the Tour Down Under is such an important race for the home riders.
Six Olympic Games. 17 Tours de France. A win at Paris-Roubaix. And now, a role as race director for Tour Down Under.
A generational change coupled with four major teams folding triggers an exodus from the peloton, big names and small, willing and unwilling
Veterans such as Freddie Rodriguez and Christian Vande Velde pass on their knowledge and wisdom to younger riders
The 39-year-old was removed from the Australian Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission after admitting he used EPO
Australian steps away from professional peloton after Orica's three stage wins, defense of yellow jersey
Australian is set to break George Hincapie's mark of 17 Tour de France starts
Armstrong's Winfrey interview is overshadowing the build-up to the Tour Down Under, and the riders are frustrated
Wiggins thinks he might have prevailed in a straight-up contest with Armstrong; O'Grady eyes Hincapie's Tour record
The Aussies point toward the pressure bearing down on Olympic hosts and expect a wide-open race around Box Hill
Must Reads: Stuart O’Grady targets Australian road nationals; Dario Cioni stops racing, joins Sky staff; Garmin-Cervélo short on YouTube
Stuart O'Grady's heading back to the Aussie road nats with new team GreenEdge. And Dario Cioni is no longer racing for Sky, but he's sticking with them in a communications role.
The Australian is reporting that veteran Australian Stuart O'Grady, now with the Leopard-Trek team, will join the new Australian GreenEdge squad for the 2012 season. The paper also is reporting that sprinter Robbie McEwen, currently with RadioShack, is set to join the team as well.
CHATEAUROUX, France (AFP) — Australian Stuart O'Grady has admitted the tough first week of the Tour de France has left him feeling battered and bounced around like a character from a computer game.
Stuart O’Grady was probably watching Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race from the comfort of his couch, but he wasn’t surprised to see teammate Andy Schleck on the attack late in the race.
Stuart O’Grady (Leopard-Trek) always talks from the heart, but nothing gets his heart racing more than Paris-Roubaix. The 37-year-old Aussie won the race in 2007, but last Sunday, he didn’t make the time cut. O’Grady went down swinging, doing what he could do to help teammate Fabian Cancellara before a series of mishaps derailed his own chances.
Stuart O’Grady (Leopard-Trek) is steaming mad that he and nine others who crossed the finish line Sunday in Paris-Roubaix after suffering through what he described as “true hell” were disqualified for finishing beyond the time limit.
Defending champion Fabian Cancellara "has shown the form" to go for the win, "but if he gives me the green light, I'm ready to go," says Stuart O'Grady.
As expected, Australian Stuart O’Grady will join several of his former Saxo Bank teammates on the new Luxembourg pro team headed up by Frank and Andy Schleck.
A late-night beer Monday evening cost Andy Schleck and Stuart O’Grady dearly. The pair was sent home by an angry Saxo Bank team boss Bjarne Riis, who spotted them walking back into the team hotel.
The Saxo Bank team has prevented Andy Schleck and Stuart O'Grady from starting the 10th stage of the Vuelta a España on Tuesday, citing an unspecified "rules violation," according to Danish news reports.