The Moment The World Championships Were Won

September 25, 2017

267.5km and a repeat win for Peter Sagan. He bided his time launched a long sprint and timed his throw to the line to win by centimetres. This was a win earned in the final seconds but also built on the foundation of recent years. With two titles already there was no need to gamble […]

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World Championships Road Race Preview

September 23, 2017

Three times in a row for Peter Sagan? He’s in form, he’s versatile and he’s got nothing to lose so it makes sense. But there’s a deep field and course that makes the rainbow jersey accessible to many pretenders including sprinters, classics contenders and some of the Vuelta’s recent heroes too.

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Meet The New Boss

September 22, 2017

In cycling we’re used to riders losing out by a few seconds, to be defeated often means losing out by a few metres or a handful of seconds after hours or even weeks of racing. But in the world of sports admin Brian Cookson has been ejected from his incumbent role of UCI President by […]

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Too Much, Too Soon?

September 21, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Imagine being World Champion aged 17 or 18? For many it’s a dream, for a few it’s a reality. But is a junior rainbow jersey worth having? It could mean pressure on a rider, a label to live up to for the rest of their career. Also to focus on the […]

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World Championships Time Trial Preview

September 19, 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

September 16, 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 […]

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The Finances of Ag2r La Mondiale

September 13, 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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