Coming to the Tour of the Gila anxious to build on recent successes, the BMC Racing Team has brought a trio of riders who are on strong form and highly motivated to chalk up another win.
Barloworld rider Daryl Impey is back home in South Africa and is still improving but still requires careful attention from his horrific crash at the Tour of Turkey last weekend.
Team Mellow Johnny’s (AKA Team Astana) Levi Leipheimer has won the first stage of the 23rd Tour of the Gila from Silver City to Mogollon (151 km/94.1 mi).
Alejandro Valverde comment on his performance and goal for the Tour de Romandie
In the 161km stage, Rabobanks Oscar Freire takes line honors while Gregory Rast (Astana) retains Yellow.
Badged under the Netti MTB Enduro flag, this year features an 11km Nasty Nurse Prologue, followed by the 50km Irate Intern and the popular 100km Angry Doctor event.
Shamed German cyclist Stefan Shumacher who tested positive for CERA in the Tour de France has tested postive again with a blood sample from the Beijing Olympics.
Olympic silver medallist Davide Rebellin has been suspended after the IOC testing found traces of CERA
The 1st stage of Tour de Romandie (Montreux-Fribourg) was reduced from 176.2 km but the riders only covered 87.6 km because of the snow fall on the Col du Jaun.
In the footsteps of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the European version will allow frame builders to present their wares.
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