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The 10 best performances of the 2018 road season

The 10 best performances of the 2018 road season

10 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal), Volta a Catalunya stage three The peloton's most notorious breakaway specialist was up to his usual tricks this year - in fact, we could easily also have included on this list the stage at the Tour de Romandie where he single-handedly defied the expected bunch sprint to win by over two minutes. But the way he…
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Dumoulin following same path to Giro d'Italia after Volta a Catalunya abandon

Dumoulin following same path to Giro d'Italia after Volta a Catalunya abandon

While Jumbo-Visma are clearly going places this spring with their Paris-Nice display with Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert and the Classics team dominating the E3 Saxo Bank Classic, the start of the season for Tom Dumoulin has been a lot more uneven. A nondescript performance at the UAE Tour was followed by a none-start at the Strade Bianche due to…
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Spain and Italy, once world championship powerhouses, will play secondary roles Sunday

Spain and Italy, once world championship powerhouses, will play secondary roles Sunday

Italy and Spain, two perennial favorites in any edition of the elite men's road race, will be outsiders in Sunday's race at this year's UCI Road World Championships. Why? Generational change, the inevitable toll of crashes and illness, the rise of other nations, and the UCI's relegation battle all are contributing factors. It's Belgium, the…
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