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Australia’s male road cyclist of the year is…

Australia's male road cyclist of the year is...

22 Oct 2014

Australia’s male road cyclist of the year is a no-brainer. Or is it? The UCI’s sixth-ranked nation has yet again produced some amazing individual performances for virtually the entire season. Simon Gerrans almost book-ended his season in the most perfect way but just failed to snare the dream of World Champion to go with the […]

Oleg Tinkov determined to push Grand Tour challenge

Oleg Tinkov determined to push Grand Tour challenge

15 Oct 2014

There’s nothing like dreaming big, and when you’re used to getting your own way, why let a little media skepticism get in the way. A few hours after The Roar published last week’s piece on Oleg Tinkov’s plans for a one million Euro, Grand Tour ride-off between Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo […]

Grand Tour cash bonuses, does cycling need them?

Grand Tour cash bonuses, does cycling need them?

8 Oct 2014

A couple of weeks ago I told you that Alberto Contador was considering a shot at the Giro-Tour double. Last achieved in 1998 by the late and great Marco Pantani, history says that winning that particular double in this now much cleaner era of cycling is not really possible. But have those odds improved over […]

Ponferrada: Too many laps, too little scenery

1 Oct 2014

There’s been a fair bit of commentary about the merits of showing women’s cycling on TV when we get races like Saturday’s Elite Women’s Road Race in Ponferrada. If you missed it, well, here’s a recap. A race of just a couple of solo attacks lurched into life onto the last lap, albeit with an […]

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 […]

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