Two-time champion Andre Greipel of Germany will miss January's Tour Down Under cycle race in a radical change to his routine at the start of a new season.
German rider Tony Martin broke ahead early and comfortably held on to win the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.
Andre Greipel of Germany has won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy has retained the yellow jersey.
Marcel Kittel has led a sprint to win the 3rd stage of the Tour de France as cycling's greatest race entered London for its last leg in England before crossing the English Channel to France.
Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first stage of the Tour de France in a crash-marred bunch sprint in front of royalty in the English countryside on Saturday.
Germany's Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead.
Germany's Marcel Kittel won Tuesday's 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish and Chris Froome stayed out of trouble to keep the leader's yellow jersey.
Germany's Jens Voigt won the fifth stage of the Tour of California on Thursday, and American Tejay van Garderen surprisingly took the overall lead a day sooner than expected.
Three-time Olympic champion Viatcheslav Ekimov, a longtime teammate of Lance Armstrong, is the new general manager of the Russian cycling team Katusha.
Judith Arndt of Germany successfully defended her individual time trial title Tuesday at the Road Cycling World Championships.
The doctor of a former top German cycling team was fined Wednesday in connection with a doping investigation.
Germany's Jens Voigt won the rainy fourth stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Thursday, while American Tejay van Garderen regained his tiebreaker edge for the overall lead.
John Degenkolb of Germany won the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while local favorite Jonathan Castroviejo kept the red leader's jersey for the Movistar team.
Germany was awarded the gold medal in women's team sprint in Olympic track cycling Thursday after the Chinese riders were disqualified for a lane change in the final.
Bradley Wiggins doesn't think the Tour de France needs a "boss" of the pack. At least not him. He says riders are equal and he's too reclusive.
Peter Sagan of Slovakia claimed a third stage win by edging Andre Greipel of Germany in a sprint finish Friday, escaping another day that involved a huge pileup.