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

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

10 hours ago

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 […]

Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

29 Jul 2014

Since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France has been held on the Champs Élysées. As the climax to a three-week orgy of cycling, it’s a location that can’t be topped. The riders cruise into Paris before embarking on eight laps around the heartbeat of the so-called “city of love.” Even if you […]

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

28 Jul 2014

On a day when France enjoyed its best Tour performance since 1997, Vincenzo Nibali quietly went about making another statement to underline his total domination of the 2014 edition. Nibali didn’t need to go too fast, but he couldn’t resist the temptation. A fourth place on a hot and humid individual time trial from Bergerac […]

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