Magnus Sheffield continues to rise with career-best GC finish at Tour of Denmark
US WorldTour rookie bumped out of race-lead on bonus points by Christophe Laporte in final day of racing.
US WorldTour rookie bumped out of race-lead on bonus points by Christophe Laporte in final day of racing.
The Colombian was left with a litany of broken bones following a high-speed training crash in January and that he's been able to return to racing is a minor miracle.
US rider wins for the third time in 2022, and slots into the overall leader's jersey.
The Colombian played a domestique role for his teammate after easing back into the peloton for the first time in 11 months.
Colombian has been out of racing action since the start of the season after a high-speed training crash in January.
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, August 14.
Kyle Murphy, Colin Joyce each score within the space of an hour to keep Rally Cycling's week of European wins rolling into the weekend.
Idahoan racer Joyce sprints from breakaway group to continue week of success for Rally Cycling.
Belgian star powers away from bunch to solo to his 17th pro victory and race lead.
Here's your guide to this week's packed pro racing calendar, which includes the Tour of Poland, Ladies Tour of Norway, Tour de l'Avenir, and other races.
In Utah, Denmark, Spain, and Poland, the peloton's fresh faces earned breakthrough wins, which could indicate more good things to come.
Results from stage 6 of the 2013 Tour of Denmark
American Farrar scores a podium finish in the final stage
Results from stage 5 of the 2013 Tour of Denmark
The Belkin rider has just six seconds over Lars Bak with a single stage remaining
Results from stage 4 of the 2013 Tour of Denmark
Danish rider claims the yellow jersey after winning stage 3
Young Dane upsets the expected bunch sprint to take victory and the overall lead in his home tour
Manxman makes his first post-Tour start in Denmark this week, but Boonen scratches with saddle sore
It has indeed been a busy year for Michael Rasmussen. Only nine months ago he still didn’t have a team to race for. Today he co-owns and heads a team that was put together at sprint speed just for him. This week his Christina Watches Onfone team raced the Tour of Denmark – the biggest race so far for the Continental squad — but the team's ambitions go much higher. The hope is to get a wild card for the Giro d’Italia already next year and, eventually, earn a place in the Tour de France.
Graham Watson's shots from the final stage of the 2011 Tour of Denmark.
Simon Gerrans (Sky) won the Tour of Denmark on Sunday as Theo Bos (Rabobank) sprinted to victory in the final stage.
Graham Watson snaps the time trial at the Tour of Denmark.
Three-time Tour of Denmark overall winner Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) won Friday's stage 3 of the race, while Team Sky's Simon Gerrans took second and the overall lead.
Riders on the American-registered Team Type 1 squad are sporting brand new kit at the Tour of Denmark this week. The team's title sponsor has changed its name from sanofi aventis to Sanofi, so the team is now officially Team Type 1-Sanofi.
Garmin's Svein Tuft finishes second overall as RadioShack's Matthew Busche rounds out the podium in third.
Jakob Fuglsang takes the overall lead with one stage remaining.
Matti Breschel and Jakob Fuglsang remain in first and second overall going into the final time trial.
Michael van Stayen (Topsport Vlaandern) won the Tour of Denmark's stage 2 on Thursday and took over the race lead. Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel is second and Saxo's defending champ Jakob Fuglsang almost scores with a late-race attack.
HTC-Columbia's Matt Goss scored a win in the opening stage of the Tour of Denmark on Wednesday.
The pro road scene clicks back into gear this week with the Tour of Poland and Taylor Phinney's ProTour debut at the Tour of Denmark
A new generation of riders will get their first taste of big-time European racing next week as the latest crew of stagiaires enters the peloton for the second half of the season.
Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) will return to racing this week in a criterium in Luxembourg and will start the Vuelta a España.
RadioShack’s stagiare and neo-pro train in the Alps with USA Cycling Champion’s Club, visit the Tour
Phinney resting up before splitting rest of season with Shack, national team
Fulgsang: ‘I dream to win the Tour’
Tour of Denmark
Bjarne Riis has been pleased with the debut season of Danish phenomenon Jacob Fuglsang; so pleased, in fact, that he’s signed him up for a three-year contract extension. The 24-year-old Dane will stay in a Saxo Bank jersey through the 2012 season, which is good news for Riis, who is always on the hunt for promising Danish talent. Riis was so impressed with Fuglsang, a former mountain bike racer who switched to the road following the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, that he’s predicting big things in the future.
Rising Danish prospect Jakob Fuglsang wrapped up overall victory at the Tour of Denmark on Sunday after finishing safely in the main bunch to successfully defend his crown in his national tour. Fuglsang, who won last year racing for the Designa Kokka team, and joined Saxo Bank as a stagiaire after returning from the Beijing Summer Olympic Games, where he competed in mountain biking. Racing full-time on the road this year with Saxo Bank, Fuglsang won stage 3 to take the lead and then rode to fifth in the time trial in stage 5 to defend.
There’s more to racing than the Tour de France and there’s no rest for the weary as the cycling circus keeps on truckin’. The Tour of Denmark and the Clásica San Sebastian are the main events this week as the cycling calendar switches gears after the most important stage race of the year. The women’s World Cup also clicks back into gear, with two events in Sweden this weekend. 19th Tour of Denmark
Arvesen wins Danish tourNorwegian Kurt-Asle Arvesen (CSC) won the Tour of Denmark on Sunday. Britain’s Mark Cavendish (T-Mobile) won the sixth and final stage, a 175.6km leg between Praestoe and Frederiksberg. Arvesen thus becomes the first two-time winner of the Danish tour, his first victory here having come in 2004. It is the fourth consecutive victory here for a CSC rider. "It's fantastic," Arvesen told The Associated Press. "I never thought I could do this." Tour of DenmarkStage 61. Mark Cavendish (GB), T-Mobile, 175.6km in 4:05:172. Juan José Haedo (Arg), CSC, same time3. Graeme
Belgian Greg van Avermaet (Predictor-Lotto) claimed victory in the German classic Rund um die Hainleite on Saturday. Van Avermaet outsprinted Germans Sven Krauss and Paul Martens to win the 201km race around Erfurt. Italian Alessandro Petacchi (Milram), who has returned to racing following a positive test for salbutamol, finished with the bunch, well behind the 11-man break that contested the victory. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) had recommended to the Italian cycling federation (FCI) that Petacchi be banned from cycling for 12 months after a urine sample he gave at Pinerolo on May
Swiss Fabian Cancellara (CSC) won the Tour of Denmark on Sunday, while German Robert Forster (Gerolsteiner) won the sixth and final stage. In the overall standings, Cancellara, who grabbed the yellow jersey in Saturday's fifth stage, finished 20 seconds ahead of Australian teammate Stuart O'Grady and 51 seconds ahead of German Thomas Ziegler (T-Mobile). Forster won Sunday's 154.5km final stage between Gilleleje and Copenhagen. T-Mobile's Olaf Pollack came in second, followed by Magnus Backstedt (Liquigas-Bianchi). Sixteen teams and 128 riders competed in the 872.3km route
Team CSC made what’s likely cycling history on Thursday when the team won three races in three different events all on the same day. With ProTour squads boasting enough riders on their roster to run three programs, Team CSC scored an unprecedented “hat-trick” Thursday, taking stage-wins at the Deutschland Tour with Jens Voigt, Tour of Denmark with Fabian Cancellara and Paris-Corrèze with Marcus Ljungqvist. “It’s a very special time for the team,” Team CSC sport director Tristan Hoffman told VeloNews. “We have a good combination of riders on the team who can win races. We have a very good
Confusion in Sunday’s fourth stage of the Tour of Benelux cost Christian Vande Velde (CSC) and Jason McCartney (Discovery Channel) a possible shot at victory. The two Americans, along with Belgian Bart Dockx (Davitamon-Lotto), were on the attack in Sunday’s hilly, seven-climb 232km march across Belgium’s Ardennes, nursing a comfortable six-minute lead, when the main bunch accidentally went the wrong way. Vande Velde and Co. were already over the day’s fourth climb at the Côte de la Haute Levée with about 60km to go when the peloton accidentally went off course coming down the descent on
Australian Allan Davis (Liberty Seguros) won the 206km third stage of the Tour of Benelux between Beek and Landgraaf in the Netherlands on Saturday. Davis finished ahead of Dutchman Erik Dekker (Rabobank) and Italy's Daniele Benati (Lampre-Caffita). Belgium's Rik Verbrugghe (Quick Step) reclaimed the leader's red jersey from Max van Heeswijk (Discovery Channel), while Davis slipped into second overall. Stage 3 results1. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros, 4:54:302. Erik Dekker (Ned), Rabobank, at 0:053. Daniele Bennati (I), Lampre-Caffita, same time4. Sergei Ivanov (Rus),
Ivan Basso is on a tear in the Tour of Denmark, winning the opening three stages and controlling the race leader’s yellow jersey. The Tour de France runner-up told VeloNews he’s likely to race the San Francisco Grand Prix on September 4 as part of his late-season racing schedule. “It’s not sure, but it’s 90 percent sure I will race in San Francisco,” Basso said. “I will take a short break after the Tour of Denmark to finalize the schedule for the remainder of the season.” Basso said he was “satisfied” with his recent Tour de France performance, adding that Lance Armstrong was “too strong
Late afternoon rain showers doused Bobby Julich’s chances in Wednesday’s 5.7km prologue at the Tour of Benelux. Julich was one of the late starters facing the daunting task of racing over the rain-slick cobblestone roads that marked much of the narrow, technical course in Mechelen, Belgium. “It was impossible to get around in the corners for both Julich and (Vladimir) Gusev, who were our two last riders,” said Team CSC sport director Scott Sunderland. “Already after 100 meters they'd lost about five seconds and then there was no chance of catching up at such a short distance.” Julich
Ivan Basso (CSC) is the top name starting the six-day Tour of Denmark (August 3-7) set to kick off in Skive with 15 teams and 148 riders. Team CSC, Rabobank and T-Mobile are the only ProTour teams participating in the 839km race, which concludes Sunday with the final road stage. “It’s been truly difficult this year to put together a strong peloton,” said race director Jesper Worre. “It’s no secret we would have liked to have more stars from the Tour de France, but with the ProTour everything has changed.” Basso, Jens Voigt and defending champion Kurt-Asle Arvesen headline the race for Team
CSC had a good Tour of Denmark, claiming the top two spots on the podium
Arvesen wins Tour of DenmarkNorway’s Kurt-Asle Arvesen (CSC) won the Tour of Denmark on Sunday, finishing just two seconds ahead of German teammate Jens Voigt. Arvesen overhauled Voight by taking three bonus seconds in the final 195km stage, which was won by France’s Jimmy Casper (Cofidis). Australia's Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis), winner of the fifth stage of last month's Tour de France, finished third overall. Tour of Denmark1. Jimmy Casper (F), Cofidis, 195km in 4:34:502. Tomas Vaitkus (Lit), Landbouwkrediet-Colnago3. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), Cofidis3. Giosue Bonomi (I), Saeco5. Jeremy Hunt
Ongarato sprints to win in PortugalAlberto Ongarato (Fassa Bortolo) won the 147.2km ninth stage of the Tour of Portugal between Figueira da Foz and Alcobaca on Saturday. The Italian outkicked Pedro Costa (ASC-Vila do Conde) and Ramon Zaragosa (Imoholding-Loule Jardim Hotel) to win in 3:18:48. With only Sunday’s final stage remaining, David Bernabeu (Milaneza-Maia) held onto his eight-second overall lead on David Arroyo (L.A. Pecol), with Rui Lavarinhas (Milaneza-Maia) third at 0:36. 66th Volta a Portugal (POR 2.2), Figueira da Foz to Alcobaca, 147.2km1. Alberto Ongarato (I) Fassa Bortolo,
Bernabeau seizes lead in PortugalDavid Bernabeau (Milaneza-Maia) grabbed the overall lead from José Miguel Eliaz (LA Pecol) after finishing second to Elias’s teammate David Arroyo on Friday in the Tour of Portugal. Bernabeu now leads Arroyo by eight seconds with two days of racing remaining. His teammate, Rui Lavarinhas, finished third on the day and sits third overall at 36 seconds back. 66th Volta a Portugal (POR 2.2), Fundao to Torre, 143.4km1. David Arroyo (Sp) L.A. Pecol, 4:13:052. David Bernabeu (Sp) Milaneza-Maia, at 0:153. Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-Maia, at 0:354. Nuno Ribeiro
Clerc takes Burgos finaleAurélien Clerc, a Swiss flier on the Quick Step team, sprinted to victory in the final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos in northern Spain on Thursday. Clerc was a clear winner ahead of Alexandre Usov (Phonak) and Roger Hammond (Mr Bookmaker.com) in the rolling stage to cap the four-day Burgos tour. Alejandro Valverde (Kelme) finished safely in the main bunch, choosing not to contest the final sprint after charging to three consecutive victories to claim the overall title for his 14th win of the 2004 season. Early in the rolling stage a group of 16 riders tore away from
Angel Edo of Spain won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Portugal on Saturday. He covered the 130km ride from Mondim de Basto to Favaios in a provisional time of 3:19:13. Danail Petrov of Bulgaria was second. Portuguese Nuno Ribeiro, who finished third in the stage, retained the yellow jersey as overall leader. Sunday’s final stage will be a 36.7km time trial in Viseu. Results1. Angel Edo (Sp), Milaneza-MSS, 130km in 3:19:13. (average speed: 39.153 km/h)2. Daniel Petrov (Bul), at 0:013. Nuno Ribeiro (Por) s.t.4. Claus Moller (Den), at 0:045. Pedro Arreitunandia (Sp), at
In the middle of an interview a couple of days before winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Tyler Hamilton rolls up his left pant leg and points to a bandage on an infected bug bite. He says it had swollen to the size of a golf ball the previous week, three days after he finished second at the rain-soaked Tour of the Basque Country. Once healed, the injury would join a marbled patchwork of scarlet-colored scars that cover most of his left leg below the knee. “There was so much swelling it was almost hitting the crank,” Hamilton says. “It was disgusting. On the last day in Pays Basque we
Danes celebrated cycling during its most important weekend of racing in fine fashion, with national riders Frank Hoj (fatka) winning Saturday’s GP S.A.T.S. and Jakob Piil (CSC) taking the big win in Sunday’s CSC Classic. The two Danish powerhouses dominated both races, the most important one-day races on the Danish cycling calendar. The only things bigger are the Danish national championships and the Tour of Denmark. Saturday’s race took the peloton over gravel and dirt roads around Herning, the hometown for 1996 Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis. But it was fatka’s Hoj that stole the show