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Was last week’s Stan Siejka Classic, aka the Launceston Criterium, a roaring success? Or was it something of an anti-climax, failing to live up to its pre-event hype?
I recognise the legacy I have inherited is an atmosphere of distrust around our sport. You should (and you will) judge me on my actions. – Brian Cookson OBE, June 15, 2014.
Nothing has emerged in the latest investigation into the death of Italian cycling star Marco Pantani to indicate he was murdered, the public prosecutor in Rimini said Friday.
Doping-scandal tainted Astana must wait another week to find out whether the International Cycling Union (UCI) will grant them a World Tour licence for next season.
Recent events concerning Tejay van Garderen and Roman Kreuziger prove that, despite his lifetime ban, Lance Armstrong’s influence – and actual presence – is still very much alive in the pro peloton.
Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome scotched doubts about his commitment to the 2015 race on Tuesday by declaring that it will be the “main focus” of his season.
Bill Murray was brilliant in Groundhog Day, playing the cantankerous Phil, the weatherman who woke up every day in the same day, trapped in a town he hated, a fate that drove him to several hilarious and always failed suicide attempts.
Cadel Evans and Phil Anderson lead an all-star honorary cycling line-up named in honour of Australia’s centenary at the Tour de France.
Lots of exclamation marks in that title but they were a necessity, not a luxury, because all three of these topics – in what has been a decidedly slow week in cycling – deserve them!
Tonight Cycling Australia will announce its nine-man Tour de France ‘Team of the Century’ at its annual awards night in Melbourne.
In recognition of the first Australian to ever ride the Tour de France, Cycling Australia have planned to name a nine-man team – the Australian Team of the century.
If competitors thought the course was tough at the national time trial championships earlier this year, they are going to hate what’s in store for them this time around.
We had a decision to make. The 2013 winner of the Taiwan KOM Challenge had arrived on the start line of the race fresh from a doping suspension, causing heated debate on internet as to the validity of his victory.
Simon Gerrans has extra motivation to keep the national road champion’s jersey off the back of fellow Australian cycling star Cadel Evans.
With many riders already deep in the pre-season training we take a look at some of the biggest transfers ahead of the 2015 season – including Peter Sagan, Nicolas Roche and Bauke Mollema.
It might be pro road cycling’s off-season, but the traditional Aussie summer thwack of leather on willow is now competing with the sounds of spinning freewheels and the insistent clacking of plastic cleats on cafe floors.
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Stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France, and Thomas Voeckler was fighting a daily battle to hold onto the yellow jersey. Cadel Evans was in second and hotly tipped to be in the prime position to snatch the lead from Voeckler that day.
Oh cycling, I love you, but I hate you.
Last week the route for next year’s inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was unveiled by the great man himself.
Cycling is a sport where the highs of a stage win one day can come crashing down in a pile of twisted bodies and machinery the next – as highlighted by Specialized Securitor at the last women’s National Road Series (NRS) event in Ballarat over the weekend.
Earlier this month cycling pro-team Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov opened the Tinkoff Bank vault to put up €1 million if Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali compete in all three of next year’s Grand Tours.
The news on Friday that Cadel Evans was officially retiring from cycling after the Australian cycling season was not completely unexpected.
For years, the nude hued frock has been a staple of the red carpet. But put a flesh-coloured panel on a chick’s cycling uniform and all hell breaks loose.
Cyclist-designer Angie Ariza caused a riot in the cycling world this week, with her design for a Colombian women’s cycling team outfit being spread virally around the internet.
The 2014 Vuelta a Espana concludes with a 9.7 kilometre individual time trial around Santiago de Compostela. Join The Roar from 3:15am for live coverage of the final stage of what has been an exciting Vuelta a Espana.
Stage 20 of this year’s Vuelta a Esapana is from Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil to Puerto de Ancares over 186 kilometres. With only a short individual time trial to follow, Stage 20 should be a cracker. Join The Roar for our live blog from 11:00pm (AEST).
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After Fabio Aru’s stage win and Chris Froome’s attacking ride to gain time, Stage 19 will definitely feel like some respite for Vuelta a Espana race leader Alberto Contador. Join us here for all the action from 12 midnight AEST.
As the 2014 Vuelta a Espana fast approaches its conclusion, join The Roar from 12:00am (AEST) for Stage 18, a day with all the ingredients to take us on yet another intriguing journey in what has already been a classic race.
After the final rest day of the 2014 Tour of Spain the teams and riders are back to complete the final flat stage of this year’s race. Join The Roar for a live blog of Stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana from 12:00am (AEST).
Stage 16 of La Vuelta a España should be remembered for Alberto Contador asserting his dominance in red as he blew Chris Froome away in the uphill battle at La Farrapona.
Ahead of the second rest day, the peloton tackles the last of three consecutive arduous mountain stages. Join The Roar from 11:00pm (AEST) for coverage of all the action from the 2014 Tour of Spain.
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Stage 14 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana sees the first of three consecutive mountain stages that should go a long way to deciding this year’s race. Join The Roar from an earlier time than usual of 11:00pm (AEST) for all the live updates from the race.
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