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Team BMC Trains in Mallorca, Spain

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Five riders from Team BMC have spent two weeks on Spain’s island of Mallorca, as the weather there is much better during this time of year than it is in Switzerland. Riders Martin Kohler, Mathias Frank, Thomas Frei, Florian Stalder and Alex Moos got together and took advantage of the warmer climate in Mallorca. “This is the second year in a row that we have come here to train in December.We make a happy group; we can put in some serious hours every day,” says Kohler. “We’ve had a few rainy days, but it is generally about 13°C, which is great considering we would be facing -3°C at home!” The riders have different schedules, beginning at different times throughout the day. “Some of us start a little earlier so we’ll slip in a few intervals, while some guys like Mathias and Florian have a…

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2014 Tour de France May Start in Barcelona

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According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico, the 2014 Tour de France may begin in Barcelona, Spain. It is said that the city council is having “very advanced relations” ASO, the Tour organizer. The Tour usually starts outside of France every other year, with 2010 starting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2012 in Liege, Belgium, and 2013 starting in Corsica, a French Island close to Italy. The newspaper also says that Barcelona would hold a prologue and at least one other stage before going back to France….

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Team Milram Training Camp in Mallorca, Spain

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Team Milram is now enjoying an escape from the cold European weather at their training camp in Mallorca, Spain. “We called together our complete new squad to prepare ourselves together for the important work in the coming season,” said Gerry van Gerwen, team manager. The team consists of 24 riders, with 16 of them being Germans. Their training days began with thirty minutes of walking along the beach, after which comes stabilization training with Milram’s physiotherapists. They would eat breakfast and then ride in the Mallorcan sun for six hours. They split up into groups which target training for specific events like the Tour Down Under or spring classics. They also fine-tuned their bikes and had the usual team meetings and talks. “We can look with confidence to the new year. The signs are there, starting with the meetings to the…

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Team Liquigas Begins Training Camp in Spain

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Italian team Liquigas has began their second training camp in Valencia, Spain, after their trip to the snow in Passo San Pelligrino, Italy. The first trip was intended as a team-building activity, while the second is all about pre-season training. Although the team was at the Benicassim beach area, they still had to wear full winter gear due to low temperatures. Team Liquigas’ first ProTour event of the season will be the Santos Tour Down Under, which will begin next month in January….

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Stuart O’Grady Collapses at MotoGP in Spain

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Australian cyclist Stuart O’Grady has been admitted to a Spanish hospital after collapsing at a MotoGP circuit in Valencia, Spain. 36-year-old Saxo Bank rider O’Grady had just finished taking a hot-lap around the race circuit and was being introduced to MotoGP riders by Australian MotoGP racer Casey Stoner. Cycling South Australia executive manager Max Stevens says “Casey Stoner started to interview Stuart and introducing him to these people,” said Stevens. “Stuart couldn’t answer the questions and then he collapsed. They called the medical team and luckily he had the doctors on standby for the race. We’ll know more in the next couple of days. Ann-Marie, his wife, is at home in Monaco and we’re getting all this information through third parties. O’Grady has dealt with health issues throughout his 14-year career, including surgery in 2002 to remove a blockage in his iliac artery which caused…

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