International Cycling

Greipel to ride Down Under

2013-12-20 07:41
Andre Greipel (File)

Adelaide - German Andre Greipel will bid to win a third Tour Down Under in Australia next month, riding with the Lotto Belisol team, organisers said on Friday.

Greipel has won 14 stages of the Tour Down Under, including three in the last event in Adelaide in January.

Greipel won the TDU in 2008 and 2010 and spearheads the Belgian team which includes Belgian Jens Debusschere -- winner of the 2013 Tour de l'Eurometropole -- and Australian Adam Hansen, winner of a stage at this year's Giro d'Italia.

"In 2014 it will be my seventh attendance in a row. The race has become a bit tougher each year, but I see three opportunities to sprint in this edition. The aim is a stage victory," Greipel said.

Australia's Cadel Evans, the 2011 Tour de France overall winner, will also be competing in his home tour for the BMC Racing Team.

The six-stage UCI World Tour event will be raced in and around Adelaide, South Australia, from January 19 to 26.

Read more on:    andre greipel  |  cycling

Nkoka wins Two Oceans

2014-04-19 10:33


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.