2013 CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE ROUTE LEAKED

The French newspaper Dauphiné Libéré, has leaked the broad outline of this year’s Criterium Du Dauphiné, a month before organisers would normally announce the parcours.  Here are the key points: For the first time, the Grand Depart will be in Switzerland (Champéry). The race begins on Sunday June 3rd. The Monday and Tuesday stages will be designed for the sprinters […]

CONTADOR MIGHT AIM FOR GIRO AND TDF DOUBLE IN 2013

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff Bank) has told press ahead of the Tour de San Luis that his race program for 2013 may include both the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. But more than just a matter of scheduling, when asked about whether Contador would race both to win them, he replied: ‘That’s the most […]

ARMSTRONG, THE DISASSOCIATED DOPER

For those who needed to hear it from the man himself, Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. In a bizarre interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong also admitted to lying, bullying and perpetuating a myth of cycling invincibility. He admitted that he could not have won his seven Tour […]

WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2013 TOUR DE FRANCE

The 2013 Tour de France will be like none other. The organisers of the 100th Anniversary have gone all out and included new locations and some hefty challenges for the riders. Totally French – Starting with Corsica… then nothing but the French mainland For the first time since 2003, the Tour de France will be […]

2013 TOUR DE FRANCE ROUTE ANNOUNCED

The route for the 2013 Tour de France has been announced! 2013 is a monumental year for the Tour – it is the 100th Anniversary! If you want to be a part of it, it is time to start planning your Tour de France vacation. Running from Saturday June 29th to Sunday July 21th 2013, the 100th Tour […]

USADA HEAD TRAVIS TYGART MET WITH ARMSTRONG IN MID-DECEMBER TO DISCUSS CONFESSION

It has been a big couple of days for news on a possible confession by Lance Armstrong. The story first broke on the weekend when the New York Times reported rumours that Armstrong was considering publicly confessing to doping. His lawyer, Tim Herman, did little to calm the speculation, telling reporters that he’d ‘let Lance speak […]

DURBRIDGE WINS BACK-TO-BACK AUSTRALIAN TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yesterday we reported on Luke Durbridge’s bad luck as he hit a pothole and crashed during a light training ride less than 24 hours before he had to defend his Australian individual time trial championship. We’re happy to report today that Durbridge’s spill had absolutely no effect on his performance as he successfully defended his […]

DAVID MILLAR: ARMSTRONG’S CONFESSION SHOULD BE IN FRONT OF A JUDGE, NOT OPRAH

As the world reacts to today’s news that Lance Armstrong will face a ‘no-holds-barred’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, David Millar has told reporters that he fears the grilling will be ‘stage managed’. ‘My biggest concern is that it will be completely stage-managed, that he will just be ‘given the ball’, and that it will all […]

ARMSTRONG TO CONFESS ON OPRAH?

Major news networks are reporting this morning that Lance Armstrong will confess to doping in an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey broke the news on twitter which was promptly re-tweeted by Armstrong. In an article on Oprah’s website, she indicated that the 90 minute interview would be ‘no holds barred’. ‘Armstrong will address the […]

DURBRIDGE STACKS IT IN A POTHOLE BEFORE TIME TRIAL TITLE DEFENCE

Bad luck for Luke ‘Durbo the Turbo’ Durbridge ahead of his Time Trial defence at the Australian Championships on 8 January. It’s bad luck. Durbridge told Cycling News that his time trial defence was the ‘focus for January’. He had certainly displayed good form coming into the Australian Champs, winning the Portarlington stage of the Mitchelton Bay […]