Todo de ciclismo a Espana

Alberto Contador Abandons in the Andorras

Tour de France 2016 - 10/07/2016 - Stage 9 - Vielha Val d'Aran/ Andorre Arcalis (184,5 km) - CONTADOR Alberto (TINKOFF) - At 82 km, Contador throws in the towel.

Stage 9 – Tour de France –Vielha Val d’Aran/ Andorre Arcalis (184,5 km) Alberto Contador quits the Tour de France on Spanish soil a bit more than 100 km before the end of stage 9. The Spanish rider who was…

Chris Froome Wins Stage 8 Downhill, Tour de France

Tour de France 2016 - 09/07/2016 - Etape 8 - Pau/ Bagnère-de-Luchon (184 km)  - Chris Froome at the head of the peloton stage 8

July 9, 2016 – Pau to Bagneres du Luchon -Tour de France Chris Froome won stage 8 at Bagnères-de-Luchon in a surprising way as he soloed to victory in the downhill of col de Peyresourde after cresting in first position of the group comprising the favorites with the…

Contador Regains Giro Lead

Alberto Contador is back in the Maglia Rossa after gaining more than 2 minutes over Fabio Aru in the time trial.

After a rain-softened individual race against the clock, Alberto Contador is back in the pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia.

Bikegate: Contador’s Broken Specialized Bicycle

Contador after his crash and before returning to Spain.

The incident called “Bikegate,” has become the subject of conspiracy theorists who used reconstructed photos of video and other photos they found on the Internet to prove or disprove the idea that either Contador’s bike snapped when it hit a rock, or snapped when he crashed–or neither. A quick search for the top bicycle and parts manufacturers on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recall site, shows that almost all major brands have had some safety recall in the past two years.

With Contador Out Nibali Ponders Winning Tour


“This was the hardest stage I’ve ever done in a Grand Tour, with seven climbs and so many crashes,” said Nibali who blamed rain and fog for making a hard race harder…”Shall I win the Tour, it’ll be difficult to say I win because Chris Froome and Contador have crashed. I already had a good lead and I was ready to fight in a big duel with Alberto. Crashes are part of the sport. I’ve crashed myself many times in the past as well. It’s a pity that the Tour has lost two major protagonists. I hope it’s not too bad for Alberto. I wish him the best.”

Nibali Regains Yellow on Belles Filles: Contador Out

Vincenzo Nibali wins stage 10 tdf 2014 copy

“Before pulling out, he told us that he was in an awful pain and he couldn’t go any further on his bike. It’s a pity because everything had gone well since the beginning of the Tour,” said Phillipe Mauduit, Tinkoff-Saxo director sportif. “We had a plan and today’s race was unfolding exactly as we wanted. In a fraction of a second, it all fell apart, so we’re immensely sad.”

News Flash: Contador Crashes, Abandons Tour


News Flash — Tour de France– Stage 10 – The Vosges–Mulhouse to Planche des Belles Filles Alberto Contador, one of the top contenders for the overall Tour win crashed and lost 4 minutes this afternoon in the Vosges mountains. Kilometers…

Talansky Dethrones Contador, Froome in Final Critérium du Dauphiné

Final podium at the Criterium du Dauphine today.

It was an epic day for Andrew Talansky who came almost out of left field to capture the title at Critérium du Dauphiné in its final stage, defeating Alberto Contador and Chris Froome, the Tour de France giants. It was a bad day for Chris Froome who had led the Dauphine for 5 days until he crashed on day 6, and was upset by Alberto Contador who surged ahead of the Kenyan and his entire Sky Team in the ultimate kilometers of the race. Mikel Nieves almost made up for it by winning the stage for Team Sky.

Bike Sales Outstrip Car Sales in Spain

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. “Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country — compared to 700,000 cars. That’s due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent…

TDF 2013: Froome Sips Champagne into Paris: Kittel takes Stage

Paris, France—July 21, 2013—By Jen Benepe © All rights reserved. Photos © Jen Benepe To the delight of fans, Chris Froome, the new winner of the 2013 Tour de France rode into Paris sipping champagne, while the sun set on…

TDF 2013: Stage 17: After Time Trial, Contador No. 2

Prunieres, France–July 17, 2013–By Jen Benepe, (c) All photos, Jen Benepe copyright, all rights reserved. Spanish rider Alberto Contador who lost so much time on Mont Ventoux last Sunday has taken second position in the Tour after besting Bauke Mollema…

TDF 2013: Stage 15: Froome, Quintana Battle it Out on Ventoux

Vaison-La-Romaine–July 14, 2013 –By Jen Benepe On a blistering hot day, the Tour de France saw a long  breakaway, but once the riders were on their way up Mont Ventoux, it was clear that this would be the battle of…

TDF 2013 Preview and Predictions

June 29, 2013, By Jen Benepe Oh what a year it’s been! While we haven’t seen any of the top contenders for this year’s 100th Tour de France embroiled in scandal, this year has been a roller coaster of drug accusations,…

UCI Professional Race Tour Schedule

Below is the schedule for all the big European professional bike races this year, all of them held under the auspices of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Tourists and fans are allowed to travel to parts of these races and…