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Cycling Racing News and Opinion
August 16, 2014

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Cancellara Quits Eneco Tour

Today's (Saturday, the 16th) Eneco Tour stage 6 with its many ascents, is probably this edition's queen stage. Among other daunting climbs, the leg includes two trips up La Redoute. Trek Factory rider Fabian Cancellara did not start today's stage. The Swiss rider is preparing for the August 23 start of the Vuelta where he will be the team leader.

Sprinter Andrea Guardini, who won stage 1, did not start the hilly stage either.

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara riding the Eneco Tour stage 3 time trial. Photo ©Sirotti

Van Garderen Aims To Defend USA Pro Challenge Title

Cycling Heroes: The Golden Years

Here's the release from BMC: Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team begins defense of his USA Pro Challenge title Monday in his adopted hometown of Aspen, fresh off a fifth-place finish at the Tour de France last month

Among those joining van Garderen on the roster are Ben Hermans, fourth-place finisher at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah last week, and past Swiss national road champion Michael Schär, who soloed to win one of three stages in Utah for the BMC Racing Team. The seven-day race includes a 16.1-kilometer time trial in Vail – which van Garderen won last year – and ends in Denver.

Brent Bookwalter (USA), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Martin Kohler (SUI), Michael Schär (SUI), Peter Stetina (USA), Tejay van Garderen (USA), Rick Zabel (GER).

Next Races on BikeRaceInfo's schedule

The Tour de l'Ain ends today and the Eneco Tour and Vuelta a Burgos finish Sunday. Next up:

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