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Highlights of 2020 – Part IV

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After three stage races, now for a one day race and no less than the Tour of Flanders.

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Highlights of 2020 – Part II

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In the second of the 2020 highlights here’s the Tour de l’Ain. Normally a modest 2.1 stage race, in 2020 it had all the right ingredients to set up a summer of sport and told us plenty about the upcoming Critérium du Dauphiné and Tour de France, setting up the Jumbo vs Ineos duel.

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Highlights of 2020 – Part I

The first of five picks looking back at 2020 is Paris-Nice. Held in March it almost feels like two seasons ago now. The final stage had to be scrapped but there was plenty to enjoy along the way despite a fraught atmosphere as the coronavirus spread across Europe. Max Schachmann led from start to finish but there was never a sense of inevitability and he was tested right until the final moments of the final stage.

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Jean-Pierre Carenso

Jean-Pierre Carenso has died aged 86. A former director of the Tour de France, Carenso – pictured on the right – is one of several “forgotten” directors from the 1980s and did a lot to change the race and the business of pro cycling in a short space of time.

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2020 Team Victory Rankings

With the season finished it’s time to look back at the wins and how the teams fared, and also take a deeper look at the stats. Which teams had the most podium places but the fewest wins? Which teams are the most reliant on one rider?

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Why Did Groenewegen Get A Nine Month Ban?

Dylan Groenewegen has been banned for 9 months after he caused Fabio Jakobsen to crash in the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne. This is a record ban for an in-race incident and we actually don’t know why he’s got such a long ban. You might have a view but that’s not the point.

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2021 Pro Cycling Calendar

With the 2020 season just finished, here’s the pro cycling calendar for 2021, free to download for your diary or phone. It’s packed with racing and obviously conditional on the outlook for public health next year, already the Tour Down Under and the Herald Sun Tour have been cancelled but there are a few additions and omissions so here’s a closer look…

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