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Cycling Racing News and Opinion
August 11, 2014

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Domenico Pozzovivo Will Miss Vuelta

Ag2r's Domenico Pozzovivo crashed on a training ride, forcing him to miss the upcoming Vuelta a España.

Pozzovivo was going to be the Ag2r-LaMondiale team leader for the Spanish race. The Italian rider suffered an undisplaced tibia-fibula fracture. He will undergo more medical exams in upcoming days to decide if a surgery is needed. Pozzovivo is a terrific climber and a great spark plug who really enlivens races. He came in fifth in this year's Giro d'Italia.

Pozzovivo and Evans

Domenico Pozzovivo riding stage 10 of this year's Giro. Cadel Evans is in pink, to his left. Photo ©Sirotti

Cannondale for Eneco Tour

Here's Cannondale's press release for the upcoming eneco Tour:

On Monday, August 11, through Sunday, August 17, Cannondale Pro Cycling will attend the Eneco Tour, a seven stage UCI World Tour event. The race, which goes from the Netherlands and Belgium, includes challenging routes with finales open to many outcomes.

The riders, selected by team directors Biagio Conte and Gilles Pauchard, have what it takes to be among the main contenders during the entire race. The team is in good condition from past races. At the Eneco Tour, all eyes will be on the Green Machine's Moreno Moser who just wrapped up the Tour de Pologne. He is ready for a positive and strong second part of the season.

Marco Marcato, who recently completed the Tour de France, and Kristijan Koren are both familiar with the Dutch and Belgian roads of this race. Alberto Bettiol, Fabio Sabatini, Paolo Longo Borghini, Jean-Marc Marino and Josè Sarmiento will support team ambitions. They will also have the opportunity to fight for the win.

"We selected a team with different kind of riders to have good solutions for any case," said team director Biagio Conte. "We'll have few key riders to help but I want to give the chance to everyone to stand out. Eneco Tour is a demanding race and the motivations can play an important role to win."

Björn Leukemans out of Eneco Tour

Though he was still on the start list this morning, Wanty-Groupe Gobert team leader Björn Leukemans is too sick to start today's first stage of the Eneco Tour.

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