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    Added: sunday 31 January 2016 at 01:19:00

    The Tour of Spain Espagne 2016 race route announced: mountaineous with a visit to France!

    The Tour of Spain Espagne 2016 race route announced: mountaineous with a visit to France!A few weeks ago, the race route of the Tour of Spain 2016, the Vuelta a España 2016, has been officially presented in Santiago de Compostela.

    The 71st edition of the Vuelta a España, which will start on 20 August 2016 from the province of Ourense will have a total of 3,277 kilometers across 16 Spanish provinces, but also in the French Pyrenees, with a finish on top of the Col de l'Aubisque!

    No less than 12 high mountain stages will be surrounded by 7 flat stages and 2 time trial stages in a race which, as usual, mainly concentrates on the northern part of Spain.

    The Tour of Spain 2016 race route in detail

    1/ Saturday 20 August 2016 - Ourense termal. Balneario de Laias > Parque Náutico Castrelo de Miño - team time trial - 29.4 km

    The 71st edition of the ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Vuelta a España| Vuelta a España 2016
  • Added: wednesday 20 January 2016 at 20:53:00

    Team Direct Energie 2016: have fun and win many races!

    Team Direct Energie 2016: have fun and win many races!Last Friday 15 January 2016 the Team Direct Energie was presented to the press. The team with its new sponsor will continue where Team Europcar stopped and according to Jean-René Bernaudeau (manager of the team) the main goal of the professional team of the "Vendée Cyclisme" structure remains to have fun.

    Presentation of the new jersey, the riders of the team - from Thomas Voeckler to the comeback of Sylvain Chavanel, via the new young recruits of the Vendée U team - and the staff, let's have a look at how Team Direct Energie presents itself for 2016!

    The new sponsor: Direct Energie

    We already knew since October 2014 that Europcar would stop its sponsoring of the team with the same name at the end of 2015. We thus knew that, after having found Europcar as a last minute new sponsor after Bouygues Télécom left the team, Jean-René Bernaudeau again had to find a new sponsor in a bit less than one year, in order to have its file ready for the 2016 registration.

    Several r ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: Cycling general (except Tour de France)| Marketing
  • Added: tuesday 29 December 2015 at 05:42:00

    The 18 UCI WorldTeams for 2016 and the other teams

    The 18 UCI WorldTeams for 2016 and the other teamsAs usual at the end of the year, the licence commission of the International Cycling Union (UCI) gave its verdict a few weeks ago, thus awarding the UCI WorldTeam level to 18 teams, but also awarding the Pro Continental status for the teams of the second division and the Continental status for the teams of the third division.

    In this article you'll mainly find the list of UCI WorldTeams but also some information about the two other divisions!


    The UCI WorldTeams get a licence for one or more years and these licences are awarded based on sports, financial, ethical and administrative criteria which are evaluated every year, even if a team still has a vali ...

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    this article appears in the following categories: UCI ProTour
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    Interview Jimmy Engoulvent (Team Direct Energie) Interview Jean-René Bernaudeau (Team Direct Energie) Interview coureurs Team Direct Energie 2016 Interview Nacer Bouhanni, vainqueur de la Coupe de France PMU 2015 Remise de prix de la Coupe de France PMU 2015

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