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Butcher’s Bill Grows – Maillot Jaune Wearer, Tony Martin, Abandons

Crash in final kilometer results in broken collarbone for Etixx - Quick-Step rider and current maillot jaune wearer, Tony Martin Etixx - Quick-Step rider Tony Martin will fly to BG Hospital in Hamburg immediately for surgery, and must withdraw from Le Tour de France. Martin, in the yellow jersey as race leader since a Stage 4 solo victory, was diagnosed with a collarbone fracture on the left side of his body that was suffered during a crash inside the final kilometer of the 6th Stage. "Unfortunately, the collarbone is a lateral fracture," Team Doctor Helge Riepenhof said. "The collarbone is
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Stybar Survives, Attacks to Win Uphill Le Havre Finale – 102nd Tour de France, Stage 6

Stybar Claims Another For Etixx - Quick-Step; Martin Injured, Retains Yellow Etixx - Quick-Step rider Zdenek Stybar launched very early on the last slopes of a punchy Le Havre finale for 191.5km Stage 6. The gamble paid off, as Stybar won for the first time in his career, in his first participation, at Le Tour de France on Thursday. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished 2nd. Bryan Coquard (Europcar) was 3rd. The peloton finished 2" down on the Czech rider. However, the finale was not all good news for Etixx - Quick-Step. Yellow jersey wearer Tony Martin was caught in a crash
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Déja Vu For Annemiek van Vleuten – 2015 Giro Rosa, Prologue

On the day where most Americans celebrate their Independence Day with fireworks, Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla Pro Cycling) supplied her own as the former Dutch National Time Trial Champion won the Giro Rosa Prologue for the second year in a row. “It feels super cool because I also won the prologue in Bira and this again is a special feeling to get to wear the maglia rosa tomorrow. I’m so happy for the team,” van Vleuten said. “You can’t make any mistakes in a prologue like this. You might come here as a favorite but it’s not so easy because
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Lizzie Armitstead Victorious, Claims UCI Lead – 2015 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, UCI Women Road World Cup

Philadelphia, PA – For the first time in fourteen years, the UCI Women’s Road World Cup returned to the U.S., bringing world-class cycling to the City of Philadelphia. Forty-two teams with riders from more than thirty countries arrived in Philadelphia this weekend to race in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic presented by Parx Casino and Live! Hotel and Casino. The women’s roster was impressive with 5 of the top 10 contenders for the UCI Women’s Road World Cup, creating a very exciting race. World Cup series contender, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans), would reclaim the lead in the series with the help
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Carlos Barbero Cuesta Strongest – 2015 Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Although this year's men’s race lacked the star power of the women's race, the conclusion was just as thrilling. Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) won the race to the cheers of the crowds and the roar of the Fuji Bicycles, a Philadelphia-based company and the bicycle sponsor of the Caja Rural-Suguros RGA team, party at the top of the wall in Manayunk. Michael Woods (Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished in 2nd and Toms Skujins (Hincapie Racing Team) placed 3rd. Adam De Vos of H&R Block Pro Cycling took home the King of the Mountain (KOM) crown. Skujins
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Cavendish Powers Through In Pasadena, Sagan Takes Overall – 10th Amgen Tour of California, Stage 8

Cavendish Takes Fourth Win, Sagan's Throw Earns Final Yellow Jersey Pasadena, CA – The eighth and concluding stage of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California could not have been any closer, with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) winning the race by two millimeters over 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team). After more than 700 miles and eight days of racing, the overall win came down to mere seconds, with the bonus time awarded at the finish line and one Sprint the deciding factors for the title. Thanks to a solo victory by Julian Alaphilippe
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Alaphilippe Solos, Seizes Lead – 10th Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7

Mt. Baldy, CA – The final weekend of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California began in Ontario with 133 cyclists and ended with one solo rider, 22-year-old SRAM Best Young Rider Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx – Quick-Step Pro Cycling) Team, claiming the stage win and overall race lead at the 6,347-foot summit of Mt. Baldy. With Sprint and finish line bonus points on offer tomorrow, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Peter Sagan (SVK), who was leading the race 45 seconds ahead of Alaphilippe this morning, is still in contention to win the 8-stage event. His committed ride in the leader group up the slopes
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Sagan Surprises In Time Trial, Takes Overall Lead – 10th Amgen Tour of California, Stage 6

California Crowd Favorite Claims Individual Time Trial in Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, CA – The ever ebullient and exuberant Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) continued to surprise at the Amgen Tour of California by winning today's Individual Time Trial and subsequently taking the overall race lead heading into the final two stages. Due to snow at Big Bear Lake on the original time trial course, the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial, presented by Lexus, moved to Santa Clarita and Six Flags Magic Mountain. The blistering fast and flat 6.6-mile course saw a lot of action today, hosting both the Men’s and
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Evelyn Stevens Flies Through Competitions – Amgen Tour of California Women’s Invitational Time Trial Empowered with SRAM

Santa Clarita, CA - Prior to the men’s Individual Time Trial, 22 of the best women time trialists in the world rode one-by-one from the Six Flags Magic Mountain parking lot and back at the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Invitational Time Trial empowered with SRAM. The race was ranked 1.1 by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the highest race classification behind a World Cup. The strongest assembly of women cyclists in race history, the roster of the fifth annual women’s Invitational Time Trial included past race winners and World, National and Olympic Champions. The podium took shape late in
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Hat-Trick For Cavendish – 10th Amgen Tour of California, Stage 5

Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick-Step) Takes Third Win In 10th Anniversary Amgen Tour of California, Skujinš Stays In Yellow Santa Clarita, CA - Despite rain, winds and cooling temperatures that were pervasive throughout Stage 5, the sprinters still managed to shine brightly. Mark Cavendish (Etixx - Quick-Step) took his third stage of the 10th anniversary Amgen Tour of California, which was his 8th overall victory in America's Greatest Race. In the final 700 meters, the Manxman easily out-kicked a game Zico Waeytens (Team Giant-Alpecin), who led down the stretch but was clearly frustrated at the line, and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo).
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