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Contador aiming for the Giro-Tour double

Contador aiming for the Giro-Tour double

24 Sep 2014

The Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double. History says it’s extremely difficult to win both in the same year, with only seven riders able to claim that honour The last time it happened was in 1998, when Marco Pantani conquered the climbs in an enthralling, albeit literally unbelievable display of riding. Before that Miguel Indurain (1992 […]

So long Cadel, but please not goodbye

So long Cadel, but please not goodbye

17 Sep 2014

If you believe the numerous credible journalists who have pounced on this report in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Australia’s greatest ever road cyclist is about to announce his retirement. We won’t officially know until next week, but as Cadel Evans prepares to meet up with his Aussie teammates in Spain for the world road […]

Smells like September: Picking the team for the World Race Championships

Smells like September: Picking the team for the World Race Championships

3 Sep 2014

September is a special time of the year for Aussie sports fans, particularly those who follow the AFL and NRL. It’s finals time, culminating in the grand final – the biggest day of the year for many footy fans. But September a massive time for cycling fans, as we celebrate our grand final – the […]

Is this the end for Chris Horner?

Is this the end for Chris Horner?

27 Aug 2014

The absence of Chris Horner from the Vuelta start line suggests another old man of the sport could soon be following Jens Voigt into retirement. But is the end really nigh, or does Chris Horner deserve another chance to ride at the top level? It’s not been the best 12 months for Horner since his […]

Thanks Jens, but don’t go too far away

Thanks Jens, but don't go too far away

20 Aug 2014

Nuts. Reckless. Foolish. Lost it. An ADHD case if ever there was one. It’s not often you hear champion athletes described like that but those are just some of the words Bjarne Riis used when talking about Jens Voigt, during the excellent cycling documentary Overcoming. This compelling movie took you inside the CSC team during […]

Peter says Sagan-ara to green jersey by joining Contador’s team

Peter says Sagan-ara to green jersey by joining Contador's team

6 Aug 2014

The UCI’s transfer window officially opened on August 1 and already we’ve seen notable moves, some effective immediately, others which won’t take effect until next season. South Aussie Rohan Dennis has slipped out of the blue of Garmin and into the red of BMC, in a mid-season transfer. FDJ’s Nacer Bouhanni will also be in […]

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