Niki Terpstra has the Dutch champion's jersey back. After his win in 2009 the Dutchman of Omega Pharma QuickStep on Sunday raced solo to the win in the Dutch city of Kerkrade which was plagued by bad weather conditions.
Tony Martin is just aiming for stage wins in the Tour de France. The German of Omega Pharma-QuickStep has no ambitions to do well in the GC. “The important thing for me is a stage win.”
The Great Baddow rider received the devastating news last week that he hadn't made Team GB's initial eight man squad for the London 2012 Olympics.
In a wide ranging interview that also touched on David Millar, and the subject of drug testing in cycling and other sports Mark Cavendish has said that his changes in diet and training in preparation for the 2012 Olympics may make him less competitive in the Tour de France this year. But the prestige of winning gold in London is worth the sacrifice.
With Monster Energy-Specialized racing’s Troy Brosnan at home recovering from a training injury sustained in Austria, Mitch Ropelato is ready to step up to the opportunity to fill-in for Brosnan.
Defending champion Cadel Evans headlines the BMC Racing Team's roster for the Tour de France, as announced Tuesday by BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz and Directeur Sportif John Lelangue.
Trek Bicycle has signed its first professional cyclo-cross athlete by reaching a partnership agreement with American cyclo-cross phenom Katie Compton.
Mark Cavendish was edged out of a stage win for the second day in a row at the Ster ZLM Toer but retained the yellow jersey in his final race before the Tour de France.
Mathias Frank's sixth place finish on Sunday's final stage at the Tour de Suisse moved the BMC Racing Team rider up to 12th place overall and won him the "Best Swiss" classification.
Robert Gesink has on Friday showed his good shape. The Rabobank rider finished fifth in the 34-kilometer time trial of the Tour of Switzerland. The Dutchman looks ready for the Tour de France.