Nathan Haas

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 18: How Girona became a pro cycling Mecca

Professional cycling is a fully international sport with countless nationalities of riders members of the WorldTour and Pro Continental ranks. However clusters of riders are centred in various locations, including Monaco, Andorra, Lucca, and Colorado. One of the biggest hotbeds is in the small Spanish city of Girona, an hour northeast of Barcelona. Over 120 …

Nathan Haas on nerve damage, backing Cavendish and tussling with Sagan

The intensity of cycling is such that the body and mind take a battering at numerous points of the season. But for Nathan Haas, the Australian rider competing with Team Dimension Data, there was one moment this year that brought home just how far he had pushed, and hurt, his body. Haas crashed badly in …

Haas on Lachlan Morton: ‘His potential is limitless if he wants it to be’

He’s been one of the biggest talents in pro cycling, but also one of the most unpredictable. However, with Lachlan Morton now set for a WorldTour return, a future teammate has forecast that he is on the verge of really delivering on his potential. “I think having a few years back in the minors over …

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Sagan again! World champ takes a second stage at Amgen Tour of California

Hours after telling CyclingTips that he didn’t have the same kind of form he’d brought to the Amgen Tour of California in 2015, when he won the general classification, world champion Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took his second win of the 2016 edition, beating longtime rival Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) at the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. It …

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Daily News Digest

Kristoff takes stage one of Three Days of De Panne; Kristoff admits surprise at result; Astana duo gunning for general classification win; Cookson pledges action over Antoine Demoitié’s death, but says full facts are needed; Criticism after close calls in Three Days of De Panne; Ag2r la Mondiale DS on Demoitié’s crash: We knew it …

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Stage 7 of the Tour Down Under: the inaugural Rickshaw World Championships

For most riders in the Tour Down Under peloton, the year’s first WorldTour race ran for a measly six stages. But for four of the toughest riders, there was another stage to tackle after the first six had been completed. Pushing their bodies further, the four riders escaped the confines of the team hotel on …

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Preview: The 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race is back in 2016 for its second edition and this time around the elite men’s race has been upgraded to 1.HC status (the second-highest classification for one-day races). Introduced as a tribute to one of Australia’s greatest-ever cyclists, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race features a course that …

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Haas and Fraile join Team Dimension Data, add to strong lineup for 2016

Australian rider Nathan Haas and the Spaniard Omar Fraile are the two latest signings to the MTN-Qhubeka/Team Dimension Data lineup for 2016, joining Mark Cavendish, Mark Renshaw and Bernhard Eisel in coming on board. Haas has been racing with the Cannondale-Garmin team for the past four seasons, winning the Japan Cup twice, clocking up other …

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Van Garderen amongst several abandons on tough 17th stage of Tour de France

PRA LOUP, France (CT) – The rider who started the day third overall, Tejay van Garderen, saw his hopes of a Tour podium evaporate on stage 17 of the race, with the American withdrawing during the stage. Van Garderen got into difficulties early on, losing contact, and while he fought his way back into the …

Nathan Haas: “It is the Tour de France, man. We are not here to lick stamps…”

RODEZ, France (CT) – Never mind that he had been out front for almost two hundred kilometres on stage 13 of the Tour de France, infiltrating a six man move and then pushing on alone inside the final 25 kilometres. Never mind that the bid didn’t come to fruition and he was caught and then …

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