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Five things to know about new CX World Champion Thalita de Jong

In a nail-biter of a race, 22-year-old Thalita de Jong overcame sloppy conditions, a poor start and a 21-seconds gap to be crowned world champion in Zolder, Belgium, last week. While she may have been overlooked as a favourite, those who’ve been watching her closely were not surprised at all. The young Dutch rider of […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar; USA Cycling confirms Evelyn Stevens will attempt the UCI Hour Record; Patrick Lefevere hits back after Etixx-QuickStep Tour of Qatar omission; Giant-Alpecin’s Chad Haga keeping spirits high after horrific collision; An interview with Fernando Gaviria; […]


Pinotti: Porte has huge potential, he now needs to step up in terms of mental strength

BMC Racing Team trainer Marco Pinotti believes that new signing Richie Porte can reach a new level this season, believing that his move from Team Sky can help him become a major Grand Tour contender. The former professional worked with Porte at the Australian road nationals earlier this year and has formed an opinion about […]


USA Cycling confirms Evelyn Stevens to take on world hour record

We broke the news on Twitter already but today USA Cycling confirmed that Evelyn Stevens of Boels-Dolmans will indeed take on the UCI world hour record, hoping to beat Bridie O’Donnell’s mark of 46.882 kilometres set just last month. The 32-year-old American will make the attempt on February 27 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About Evie: […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory; Wout Poels wins the Volta a la Communitat Valenciana; Marcel Kittel back to form with Dubai Tour overall victory; Trixi Worrack secures overall victory in the Ladies Tour of Qatar, Etixx-QuickStep absent from Tour of Qatar due […]


The aftermath: Giant’s Chad Haga keeping spirits high after horrific collision

It happened in the blink of an eye. A head-on collision with a vehicle in the wrong lane. Every road cyclist’s worst nightmare. In an instant, everything had changed for American Chad Haga. The 27-year-old from Texas had shown up to Giant-Alpecin’s training camp in Calpe, Spain, in the best condition of his career, eager […]


Tour of Qatar official: Etixx-QuickStep absent due to disciplinary issues

The Belgian Etixx-QuickStep team is not racing at this year’s Tour of Qatar due to a perceived “lack of respect” at previous editions, Qatar Cycling Federation president Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Thani said at a press conference in Doha on Sunday. As reported by several news agencies, event organizers felt Etixx had caused problems on […]


Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do things, and just never getting around to it. Either finding an excuse like I was too busy, or I couldn’t get in touch with the right people, or I’ll do […]


Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory

ARTHURS SEAT, Australia (CT) – Chris Froome (Sky) has won his first race of the 2016 season, taking out the Jayco Herald Sun Tour with an impressive solo move in the race’s final stage. Froome came into the last of three ascents of Arthurs Seat with only Joe Cooper (Avanti IsoWhey) for company, the two […]


Murphy wins stage 3 of the Sun Tour in a photo finish, Kennaugh holds firm

INVERLOCH, Australia (CT) – American John Murphy (UnitedHealthcare) has upstaged his more-fancied rivals on stage 3 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, winning the bunch sprint in a photo finish. Murphy, who began his pro career at the 2006 Sun Tour, narrowly beat Italian sprinter Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) in the dash to the line, while […]