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  • Saxo Bank will not renew sponsorship in 2016 - Sportsnet.ca
    Seier Christensen says the bank has decided not to renew the eight year deal when it ends at the end of the 2015 season even though it was extremely proud of the numerous successes we have achieved together during this time Thursday s announcement by the Copenhagen based bank means Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov will remain the sole sponsor of the team In 2013 Tinkov bought out team founder Bjarne Riis for an undisclosed sum 2Fcycling 2Fsaxo bank will not renew sponsorship in 2016 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS Organizers reveal Giro d Italia route for 2016 Ex Giro winner cancer survivor Basso retires GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name public gender public birthdate public emailAddress public address public phoneNumber Close Thank you for signing up We have sent a confirmation email to emailAddressData Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account Close Sign In Welcome back welcomeName loginWidget Or Use another account Sign In Welcome back userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your password traditionalSignIn signInButton userInformationForm Or Use another account Sign In Sign Up With your existing account from loginWidget Or With an email account userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your password traditionalSignIn signInButton traditionalSignIn createButton userInformationForm

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/saxo-bank-will-not-renew-sponsorship-in-2016/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Organizers reveal Giro d'Italia route for 2016 - Sportsnet.ca
    looks like an intense edition said the 30 year old Italian the day after winning his first Monument Il Lombardia I like it I feel the absence after two years I am thinking of returning to the Giro but it s still too early to make a decision The stage in the Dolomites is very dangerous particular tough You could risk losing or winning the Giro You can lose or win seconds or even minutes Then in the last week you need to look to still gain a bit of time The Giro kicks off with an 8 1 kilometre 5 mile individual time trial around Apeldoorn on the Friday before two sprint stages and an early rest day one of three for the transfer to Italy The race then continues on the southwest coast before cutting inland and heading up toward the high mountains The first of six mountain finishes comes on Stage 6 from Ponte to Roccaraso in the central Apennines It s important to take your opportunities Contador said This year the fifth stage was like that and I got the maglia rosa It also helps you understand the conditions of your opponents The second individual time trial takes place on Stage 9 and features a hilly 40 kilometre 25 mile route from Radda to Greve in Chianti the heart of the Tuscan red wine making region which could split the general classification Another key stage is the 14th leg which has six classified climbs including the Passo Pordoi the Passo Sella and the Passo Giau on the 210 kilometre 130 5 mile route through the Dolomites from Alpago to Corvara That is likely to be the so called queen stage of the Giro but there are two other stages which have been given the maximum difficulty rating of five stars the 19th and the 20th As well as the lengthy stage through the Dolomites there are five other days which stretch to more than 200 kilometres 124 miles with the 18th stage from Muggio to Pinerolo topping out at 234 kilometres 145 4 miles 2Fcycling 2Forganizers reveal giro ditalia route for 2016 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/organizers-reveal-giro-ditalia-route-for-2016/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Ex-Giro winner, cancer survivor Basso retires - Sportsnet.ca
    Lance Armstrong in the 2005 Tour was forced out before the start of the world s premier cycle race the year after because of blood doping suspicions The Italian ultimately confirmed his blood was among the frozen blood samples found in Spain as part of the Operation Puerto doping investigation and was subsequently suspended for two years He returned to competition with the Liquigas team at the end of the 2008 season and won the Giro for the second time in 2010 His first win came in 2006 This year he helped Alberto Contador claim a second Giro win He said being diagnosed with cancer influenced his decision to retire although he had thought about calling it quits even before I could have continued racing but I wouldn t be competitive he said I could take part in a race but then struggle to finish There is no point in letting my fans down and when adrenaline is replaced by fear then it s time to change 2Fcycling 2Fex giro winner cancer survivor basso retires 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS Kittel replaces Cavendish at Etixx Quick Step UCI to keep doping samples of riders for 10 years GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name public gender

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/ex-giro-winner-cancer-survivor-basso-retires/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Kittel replaces Cavendish at Etixx-Quick Step - Sportsnet.ca
    hampered throughout the season by the lasting effects of a virus he caught in January Etixx Quick Step manager Patrick Lefevere said in the last years he showed incredible pure speed which makes him one of the best sprinters in the history of the sport Kittel parted ways with team Giant Alpecin last week with a year remaining on his contract Cavendish who rode for Etixx Quick Step the past three years joined South African team Dimension Data on a three year deal last month 2Fcycling 2Fkittel replaces cavendish at etixx quick step 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS UCI to keep doping samples of riders for 10 years WADA adds anti ischemic drug to banned list GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name public gender public birthdate public emailAddress public address public phoneNumber Close Thank you for signing up We have sent a confirmation email to emailAddressData Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account Close Sign In Welcome back welcomeName loginWidget Or Use another account Sign In Welcome back userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your password traditionalSignIn signInButton userInformationForm Or Use another account Sign In Sign Up With your existing account from loginWidget Or With an email account userInformationForm

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/kittel-replaces-cavendish-at-etixx-quick-step/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Canadian cyclist Dominic Picard banned for doping - Sportsnet.ca
    urine sample revealed the presence of clenbuterol an anabolic agent and tamoxifen a hormone modulator The sample was collected during in competition doping control June 28 2015 Picard a resident of Laval Que admitted the violation and agreed to waive his right to a hearing entitling him to request a sanction reduction Both the CCES and World Anti Doping Agency jointly agreed to a reduced sanction of three years and nine months Picard s suspension will end April 14 2019 2Fcycling 2Fcanadian cyclist dominic picard banned for doping 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS 2016 Tour de France route looks good for Froome Organizers reveal Giro d Italia route for 2016 GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name public gender public birthdate public emailAddress public address public phoneNumber Close Thank you for signing up We have sent a confirmation email to emailAddressData Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account Close Sign In Welcome back welcomeName loginWidget Or Use another account Sign In Welcome back userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your password traditionalSignIn signInButton userInformationForm Or Use another account Sign In Sign Up With your existing account from loginWidget Or With an email account userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/canadian-cyclist-dominic-picard-banned-for-doping/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Cavendish joins South Africa's Dimension Data team - Sportsnet.ca
    but has secured a new sponsorship deal from 2016 The team also announced the arrival of Cavendish allies Mark Resnshaw and Bernhard Eisel Cavendish the 2011 world champion recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder following a crash that ruled him out of the road cycling world championships in the United States Cavendish who has won 26 Tour de France stages and rode for Belgium s Etixx Quick Step the past three years was out of contract at the end of the season MTN Qhubeka became the first African team to compete in the Tour de France this year 2Fcycling 2Fcavendish joins south africas dimension data team 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS Sagan wins road cycling world championships UCI passes reforms aimed at strengthening cycling GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By clicking Accept I confirm that I have read and understood each of the website terms of service and privacy policy and that I agree to be bound by them legalAcceptanceAcceptButton legalAcceptancePostLoginForm mergeAccounts My profile profilePhotoCustom public profileBlurb Display Name public displayName public name public gender public birthdate public emailAddress public address public phoneNumber Close Thank you for signing up We have sent a confirmation email to emailAddressData Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account Close Sign In Welcome back welcomeName loginWidget Or Use another account Sign In Welcome back userInformationForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress traditionalSignIn password Forgot your password traditionalSignIn signInButton userInformationForm Or Use another account Sign In Sign Up With your existing

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/cavendish-joins-south-africas-dimension-data-team/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Sagan wins road cycling world championships - Sportsnet.ca
    of Lance Armstrong and others and young fans only learning about the sport His relationship with fans was on full display in Richmond where Sagan in some ways became an adopted American Fans lining the course shouted his name urging him on during the decisive final lap and roared their approval when he rode hands free across the finish line Sagan responded by flipping his helmet into the crowd and raising his arms in triumph The victory was also validation for Sagan who was near the front in every race he competed in this season but always seemed to come up short Those second and third place finishes even began to draw the ire of his trade team owner who lamented about how much Sagan was getting paid Never mind that Sagan won two stages and the overall title at the Tour of California or his fourth straight green jersey as the top sprinter at the Tour de France I was winning a lot and it got boring for the people and the riders he said jokingly when pressed on all his near misses I m always fighting In the Tour de France and this year at some of the classics I was at the front but just not the best There was no disputing he was the best on Sunday Sagan hid safely in the peloton as riders kept attacking throughout the 260 kilometre race only popping to the front in the last few kilometres On the penultimate climb Sagan jumped to the front and roared away getting into an aerodynamic tuck to leave the rest of the field behind He was really strong said Australian sprinter Michael Matthews who wound up taking silver ahead of Lithuania s Ramunas Navardauskas at the finish on Broad Street By the time they crossed the line Sagan was hopping off his bike He whooped up the crowd gave his girlfriend a kiss and even high fived some of the other riders straggling in after him Then he remembered the bigger message he wanted to get across It is about the future Sagan said This is very nice I am very happy for this but I want also for another generation that can ride and be here 2Fcycling 2Fsagan wins road cycling world championships 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/sagan-wins-road-cycling-world-championships/ (2015-11-17)
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  • UCI passes reforms aimed at strengthening cycling - Sportsnet.ca
    follow a long often acrimonious series of negotiations with major teams and race organizers over the future of the sport But missing were several contentious ideas including the shortening of major stage races and the implementation of a relegation system The reforms were announced after a meeting of the Professional Cycling Council and their approval by the UCI s management committee during this week s world championships The three year license structure is designed to encourage sponsors to invest in the sport by ensuring teams are more stable while the additional races and streamlined schedule could help to showcase the sport to more fans in a way that is easier for them to follow Meanwhile teams must ensure that riders are properly supported and supervised which includes strict anti doping controls This measure is being implemented after a series of doping cases on the Astana squad called into question how much self policing there was among teams There were also changes announced to the world rankings system The UCI is sending a strong signal to cycling fans broadcasters and commercial partners about the continued improvements and organizational structures of our sport Cookson said This is an important moment for professional cycling and another major step forward as we continue to restore trust and credibility 2Fcycling 2Fuci passes reforms aimed at strengthening cycling 2F Join the Discussion EDITORS PICKS McDavid looks for silver lining in injury situation 2 hours ago How Holm derailed the Rousey hype train 4 hours ago Will Donaldson get long term offer from Jays this winter 11 hours ago Matt Duchene handling Avalanche trade rumours like a pro 2 hours ago The time Michael Jordan carried Max Domi 7 hours ago Bases Covered Could Cueto land with the Yankees 4 hours ago Forrest They threw bags of urine at us 5 hours ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman s latest salary revealed 9 hours ago MOST DISCUSSED Red hot Rangers score late to end Maple Leafs win streak 291 COMMENTS Will Donaldson get long term offer from Blue Jays this off season 85 COMMENTS Mayweather 50 Cent chirp Rousey on Instagram 28 COMMENTS Connor McDavid won t say if Flyers hit was clean or dirty 64 COMMENTS Weekend Takeaways James Reimer becoming a valuable asset 49 COMMENTS BMC Racing defends team time trial gold medal Cavendish pulls out of cycling world championships GET A BONUS GIFT SUBSCRIBE Sports NHL MLB NBA NFL CFL SOCCER CURLING TENNIS AUTO RACING More MAGAZINE TELEVISION RADIO TIM SID INSIDERS SN WORLD SN NOW RSS Social FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE GOOGLE About SN MEDIA CENTRE COMPANY INFO ADVERTISE FAQ FEEDBACK 2000 2015 Rogers Media All rights reserved Privacy Policy Ad Choices Terms of Service Create a new password We ve sent an email with instructions to create a new password Your existing password has not been changed Close Create a new password We ll send you a link to create a new password forgotPasswordForm traditionalSignIn emailAddress backButton forgotPassword sendButton forgotPasswordForm Legal Acceptance legalAcceptancePostLoginForm By

    Original URL path: http://www.sportsnet.ca/cycling/uci-passes-reforms-aimed-at-strengthening-cycling/ (2015-11-17)
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