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Professional cycling has had a funny way of dividing opinions - you're either a die-hard fan or you'd rather skip it altogether. But let me tell you, it's been making quite a splash in recent years. Just look at the Tour De France - it's an absolute spectacle that has captivated millions across the globe. And as the sport's popularity skyrocketed,…
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Transfer Time # 2: Lidl-Trek Steps Up

Transfer Time # 2: Lidl-Trek Steps Up

Transfer Analysis: In part two, Spencer Martin looks at Lidl-Trek, who steps up in the transfer market, as INEOS Grenadiers continues to loose talent. The scrappy overachievers significantly upgrade their roster while INEOS sees five major talents head for the door without any obvious replacements. Tao Geoghegan Hart - From INEOS to Lidl-Trek To…
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Tom Pidcock not ready to focus solely on Tour de France despite Ineos ‘pressure’

Tom Pidcock not ready to focus solely on Tour de France despite Ineos ‘pressure’

Tom Pidcock has admitted he faces pressure from the Ineos Grenadiers to put greater focus on the Tour de France but the world and Olympic mountain bike champion is determined to keep enjoying multiple disciplines for a little while longer. The 24-year-old is seen as a potential future Tour winner but though he took a famous stage victory on the…
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Road World Championships 2023: Elite men's road race contenders and pr

Road World Championships 2023: Elite men's road race contenders and pr

Formally the concluding event of the Road World Championships, the elite men's road race will for this year move to the first Sunday (August 6) of the UCI World Championships. This year the Worlds will take place in Glasgow, which hosts the first multi-discipline World Championships where track racing, mountain biking, BMX, road, and many more will…
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Transgender cyclist Austin Killips wins women's Tour of the Gila

Transgender cyclist Austin Killips wins women's Tour of the Gila

In what has been described as a "Lia Thomas moment" for cycling, Austin Killips, a 27-year-old transgender rider, has won first prize for women at the Tour of the Gila, the premier road race in New Mexico. It marked the most significant result yet for Killips, a trans-identifying biological male from Chicago, who also won a medal in women's…
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Tour de France standings 2023: Winners for each stage, results, jersey meanings

Tour de France standings 2023: Winners for each stage, results, jersey meanings

The 2023 Tour de France began with two overwhelming favorites: Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar. Pogacar won the prestigious race in 2020 and 2021, but he was dethroned by Vingegaard last year. Still, Pogacar is the phenom. Only 24 years old, Pogacar has two Tour de France wins and three white jerseys (best young rider) to his name. He had a…
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Tour de France Betting Odds

Tour de France Betting Odds

Jonas Vingegaard or Tadej Pogačar? At the start of the 2023 Tour de France, most experts and fans alike agreed that-barring a significant crash or injury-that either Vingegaard or Pogačar would capture the win in the General Classification at the Tour. As this year's Tour prepares to start its final week, very little continues to separate these two…
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Jonas Vingegaard Just Won the Criterium du Dauphiné. Can He Win the Tour?

Jonas Vingegaard Just Won the Criterium du Dauphiné. Can He Win the Tour?

Reigning Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard spent most of last week putting the cycling world on notice as he dominated the Criterium du Dauphiné, the long-standing precursor to the Tour. By the time the eight-stage Dauphine finished, the 26-year-old Danish star was two-minutes-and-twenty-three-seconds clear of UAE Team Emirates' Adam Yates…
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Mark Cavendish: The journey from ‘fat banker’ to cycling’s greatest sprinter

Mark Cavendish: The journey from ‘fat banker’ to cycling’s greatest sprinter

There was a time when it seemed like the only person that could beat Mark Cavendish in a sprint was himself. If he and his lead-out train executed everything according to plan, nobody else stood a chance. Between 2007 and 2015, the Manx Missile piled up 133 victories, including the 2011 world title, stages of all three Grand Tours, Milan-Sanremo in…
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Mark Cavendish to retire from cycling at end of the season after Tour de France record

Mark Cavendish to retire from cycling at end of the season after Tour de France record

The Isle of Man cyclist equalled the legendary Eddy Merckx's record of 34 Tour de France stage victories back in 2021, but will end his career this year Cavendish is one of the best cyclists of his generation Mark Cavendish has announced he will retire from professional cycling at the end of the current season. Cavendish, who celebrated his 38th…
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Primoz Roglic and his quest to not crash, how good is Remco Evenepoel?

Primoz Roglic and his quest to not crash, how good is Remco Evenepoel?

The most eagerly-anticipated Giro d'Italia in years begins with a 19.6km individual time trial in Fossacesia on Saturday, with Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep), Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) among those hoping to snaffle the maglia rosa. Evenepoel will start as narrow favourite ahead of Roglic, who has returned…
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Tour De France Previous Winners

Tour De France Previous Winners

Utter the words "Tour de France" and the name Lance Armstrong immediately comes to most people's minds. The American was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, but he came back from the brink to win the Tour de France for seven consecutive years between 1999 and 2005. Of course, we now know that behind the most famous of all Tour de France winners was a…
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Romain Bardet leads youngest DSM squad yet

Romain Bardet leads youngest DSM squad yet

If there's one squad in the 2023 WorldTour with a focus on youth, it's Team DSM, who employ 22 riders aged 25 or under at the start of the new season. The philosophy of developing their own riders from promising youngsters to stars has served the German team well in the past, with a long list of riders including Marcel Kittel, Tom Dumoulin, John…
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Beginner's guide to the Tour de France

Beginner's guide to the Tour de France

WATCH the 2022 Tour de France LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on SBS from July 1. This is the Tour de France, the biggest annual sporting event in the world, 21 stages of the frantic circus of racing, drama and regional colour of France. 22 teams and 176 riders take centre stage, fighting amongst the spectacular scenery of the Alps, the Pyrenees and the French…
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Will 2023 Be Another Big Year for Remco Evenepoel?

Will 2023 Be Another Big Year for Remco Evenepoel?

Others have speculated that the 70km of time trials in the Giro suit him better than the mountain-heavy Tour, which offers only one climbing time trial in 2023. And the soon-to-be (on January 25) 23-year-old Soudal-QuickStep rider from Aalst, Belgium, confirmed this in late December, telling Eurosport, "I am really looking forward to the opening…
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Primoz Roglic Jonas Vingegaard Confident Jumbo-Visma Can Beat Tadej Pogacar

Primoz Roglic Jonas Vingegaard Confident Jumbo-Visma Can Beat Tadej Pogacar

Tour de France title challengers Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo Visma believe their team's two-leader strategy can finally deliver cycling's most treasured title after consecutive narrow defeats. Roglic and Vingegaard came second to arch-rival Tadej Pogacar in 2020 and 2021 respectively, but said on Wednesday UAE Team Emirates'…
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Tour de France: Stage One preview, predictions, odds and betting tips

Tour de France: Stage One preview, predictions, odds and betting tips

Filippo Ganna at the Italian Time Trial Championship Free cycling tips, best bets and analysis for stage one of the 2022 Tour de France. Stage One Eurosport & ITV4, 3pm Filippo Ganna to win stage one 2pts 6-5 Betfair, Paddy Power There is a rare Friday start for the 109th edition of the Tour de France, which begins with a pan-flat 13.2km time trial…
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The beginner's guide to the Tour de France

The beginner's guide to the Tour de France

WATCH the 2021 Tour de France LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on SBS from August 29. This is the Tour de France, the biggest annual sporting event in the world, 21 stages of the frantic circus of racing, drama and regional colour of France. 22 teams and 176 riders take centre stage, fighting amongst the spectacular scenery of the Alps, the Pyrenees and the…
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Miguel Angel Lopez wins Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

Miguel Angel Lopez wins Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

Miguel Angel López (Movistar) claimed a commanding victory at the 2021 Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge, attacking some 12.5km from the summit of the Giant of Provence to win alone by nearly two-and-a-half minutes. Oscar Rodríguez (Astana-Premier Tech) held off Enric Mas at the top of the mountain to prevent a Movistar one-two, but the Spanish team…
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Team Canada wins four medals at UCI Cycling Track World Championships

Team Canada wins four medals at UCI Cycling Track World Championships

Canada is celebrating a haul of four medals at the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, which took place at the Vélodrome National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The 2022 event, which encompasses the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, saw Canadian cyclists achieve a series of firsts and a…
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Cycling: Pogacar beats Roglic as defending champion Bernal cracks

Cycling: Pogacar beats Roglic as defending champion Bernal cracks

COL DU GRAND COLOMBIER, France (Reuters) - Tadej Pogacar beat fellow Slovenian and overall leader Primoz Roglic to win the 15th stage of the Tour de France as defending champion Egan Bernal all but abandoned his crown after a brutal failure on Sunday. The Colombian was dropped 13km from the finish at the top of the Col du Grand Colombier, an…
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first, eternally, in the hearts of the French

first, eternally, in the hearts of the French

For someone who became forever known as The Eternal Second, Raymond Poulidor's 189 career wins is not exactly a bad record. Twice a victor of both Paris-Nice and the Dauphiné Libéré, Poulidor was a national champion who tasted success in Milano-San Remo and the Flèche Wallonne. A seven-time stage winner on the Tour de France and four-time stage…
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France's salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets

France's salesman: The quiet minister who sold billions in subs and jets

France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the man behind a string of lucrative military contracts won by French contractors, is an oddity in the cabinet of President François Hollande: he is popular, successful, and a purveyor of good news. When soft-spoken François Hollande came to power in 2012, ending France's 17-year wait for a left-wing…
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14 Tour de France rules you probably didn't know

14 Tour de France rules you probably didn't know

The Tour de France is cycling's most prestigious race, but even so there are probably some rules and regulations governing the running of the event and the conduct of the riders, teams and staff which you probably haven't heard of. From glass containers to race numbers, here are a selection of rules you may not know: 1. Glass containers Under…
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SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Set For 2023 Absa Cape Epic

SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Set For 2023 Absa Cape Epic

On the previous two occasions that the Absa Cape Epic visited Hermanus Nino Schurter emerged victorious. In 2017 he and Matthias Stirnemann may have only finished fourth on Stage 1, which went over the Haarkapper Trail, but the pair emerged victorious by 8 minutes on the final general classification standings. Then, in 2019, Schurter and Lars…
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Saint Augustine's Cycling Team Raffle

Saint Augustine's Cycling Team Raffle

UPDATE: Canyon Bicycles helped to raise more than $40000 for the St. Augustine's University cycling team through the raffle for a custom Canyon Ultimate CF SLX bike, per a press release. There's a new bike raffle underway, and for a $20 donation you'll get the chance to win a custom Canyon Ultimate CF SLX road bike. All of the proceeds will go…
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Tour de France: Eight Australians to watch as race gets underway

Tour de France: Eight Australians to watch as race gets underway

Australian cycling fans are busy preparing themselves for three weeks of sleepless nights as the Tour de France gets underway this evening in Brussels. Eight Australians will be among the 176 riders lining up for the grande depart of the 106th edition of the Grande Boucle, each with separate aims throughout the three-week tour. As with all grand…
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Caleb Ewan out of Tour de France after heavy crash in final sprint on stage three

Caleb Ewan out of Tour de France after heavy crash in final sprint on stage three

Australia's Caleb Ewan is out of the Tour de France, leaving his dreams of winning the green jersey in tatters after breaking his collarbone after a heavy fall at the conclusion of stage three. Caleb Ewan crashed heavily in the final stages of the sprint finish along with Peter Sagan Geraint Thomas and Primož Roglič also crashed heavily on a…
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Nino Schurter & SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Set For 2023 Absa Cape Epic

Nino Schurter & SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Set For 2023 Absa Cape Epic

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster during stage 4 of the 2022 Absa Cape Epic. Photo: Dom Barnardt / Cape Epic SCOTT-SRAM's Nino Schurter is, unquestionably, the greatest cross-country mountain biker in the world. His participation in the 2023 Absa Cape Epic brings star appeal to the event which few other riders can hope to match. This year he will be…
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Big ambitions: Analysing EF Education First-Drapac's team for the Tour de France

Big ambitions: Analysing EF Education First-Drapac's team for the Tour de France

by Rigoberto Urán at the 2017 Tour de France, EF Education First-Drapac are cranking up the dream machine in the hope of lifting the gregarious Colombian to the French Grand Tour's top step this year when the race ends in Paris on July 29. It seems like a staggeringly tall order to get past Chris Froome and the juggernaut Team Sky have created over…
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Tour de France stage 5 analysis: Breaking bad

Tour de France stage 5 analysis: Breaking bad

The satirist and author Thomas Carlyle once claimed that he would rather die of exhaustion than boredom. Not a problem that was likely to afflict the 2020 Tour de France peloton on stage 5 of the race. As race director Christian Prudhomme waved his flag dramatically to signal the start of hostilities just outside Gap, his car accelerated away,…
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Can Mark Cavendish win again at the Tour de France?

Can Mark Cavendish win again at the Tour de France?

Here's what's confirmed: Mark Cavendish will race in 2023 with Astana Qazaqstan. Now let the speculation games begin. At 38, Cavendish could be in the final year of his storied career. There's some unfinished business at the Tour de France, where he's tied at 34 wins with Eddy Merckx on the all-time list. That historic mark will be at the center of…
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Renshaw back on the bike at Three Days of de Panne

Renshaw back on the bike at Three Days of de Panne

Mark Renshaw (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) made a tentative return to racing at the Three Days of De Panne this Tuesday. The Australian has been out of action for over a week, suffering with an illness that forced his teammate Mark Cavendish to quit before the race even began. The harsh conditions at Milan-San Remo took their toll on many riders, with…
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Last chance saloon: Why has Mark Cavendish ended up at Astana? And will it work?

Last chance saloon: Why has Mark Cavendish ended up at Astana? And will it work?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Almost three weeks into the new year, three weeks when he was effectively without a ride for 2023, Mark Cavendish was announced as an Astana-Qazaqstan rider on Tuesday. It was practically an open secret by this point, with there being intel on Cavendish at the Kazakh team's training camp before…
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The Two-Man Battle That Could Define the 2022 Tour de France

The Two-Man Battle That Could Define the 2022 Tour de France

Two years ago, a 21-year-old Slovenian named Tadej Pogacar pulled off one of the most dramatic upsets in the history of the Tour de France. With just one competitive stage left and race leader Primoz Roglic ahead by almost a minute, Pogacar put in the time trial of his life to become the youngest Tour de France winner in more than 100 years. That…
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2014 Report Card: Lampre-Merida

2014 Report Card: Lampre-Merida

2014 Lampre-Merida report card WorldTour ranking: 14th (same as last year) Win count: 28 (up from 16 last year) Top riders: Costa (4th), Ulissi (42nd), Niemiec (76th) Lampre-Merida team manager Giuseppe Saronni recently gave his team a score of 6.5 out of 10 for the 2014 season, claiming the team had done well but insisting his boys could have done…
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Transfer Mechanics: Froome, Yates twins, Classics stars lead the market

Transfer Mechanics: Froome, Yates twins, Classics stars lead the market

In previous years, the rider transfer market has been dictated by the uncertainty over the future of several teams. This year, there isn't such a level of urgency in that regard, with teams now awarded three-year licenses by the UCI. There are still question marks over several long-term projects - like NTT Pro Cycling - and, as Team Sky illustrated…
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Primož Roglič still bookies' favourite over Egan Bernal for Tour de France 2020

Primož Roglič still bookies' favourite over Egan Bernal for Tour de France 2020

The Tour de France is here and speculation is rife about who will be the strongest heading into a very unusual edition. Last year, Egan Berna l became the first Colombian to ever win the Tour and the youngest rider to reach the top step in the post-war era, which also makes him the most junior pro to take home the yellow jersey (introduced in…
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