World Championships Time Trial Preview

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A duel between Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome, this season’s grand tour winners? Wednesday’s course features the tricky climb of Mount Fløyen with steep slopes and tight hairpin bends.

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World Championships Team Time Trial Preview

Saturday, 16 September 2017

This Sunday’s team time trial world championships is the odd one out on the calendar several times over, whether it’s the trade teams gathering for the Worlds which is otherwise all about competing nations or the presence of a team time trial race outside of a stage race, a rarity these days. Here’s a look at the format and the contenders for the first title of Bergen 2017.

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The Finances of Ag2r La Mondiale

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Want to run a pro team? You need millions of Euros a year. Here’s a closer look at the team budget of Ag2r La Mondiale, the French team in the World Tour sponsored by one of France’s largest mutual insurance companies.

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The Moment The Vuelta Was Won

September 11, 2017

Vincenzo Nibali wins Stage 3 in Andorra while Chris Froome takes the maillot rojo on as the race rides into Andorra. Froome never looked back and gradually distanced all his riders. This was an early selection and among those distanced was Alberto Contador who gained the space needed to launch a series of crowd-pleasing attacks.

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Vuelta a España Stage 21 Preview

September 10, 2017

The traditional parade into Madrid to crown the winner and offer a last sprint finish for those who have stayed the course. The finish is later than usual.

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Vuelta a España Stage 20 Preview

September 9, 2017

A short and sharp stage, just 117.5km and packed with climbing including the Angliru, the reference point to which other climbs in Spain and beyond are compared.

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Vuelta a España Stage 19 Preview

September 8, 2017

A route for the breakaway to get reeled in but which teams will do the reeling? Very few so it should be a day for the breakaway.

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Vuelta a España Stage 18 Preview

September 7, 2017

A day for a breakaway but the final climb allows the GC contenders to scrap for seconds too.

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Vuelta a España Stage 17 Preview

September 6, 2017

A mountain stage across tough terrain with a very hard final climb that attracts attention for its steep slopes but the real difficulty is the changing gradient and the accompanying changes in pace.

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Vuelta a España Stage 16 Preview

September 5, 2017

A time trial to balance all those climbs. That was the theory but the practice should see Chris Froome extend his overall lead over his rivals. There’s still the other steps of the podium and today’s stage up for grabs.

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