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Hushovd comments reflect deep-seated contradictions in cycling

I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team.

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Follow the money: Team name and roster changes for 2015

Well, this is nearly it. The 2014 pro cycling season has burned down to a few scattered embers, the Northern Hemisphere cyclocross season has started, and most of the pro road-peloton is off enjoying a few of life’s pleasures, guilt free.

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Deluded Tinkov is right about one thing

Saxo-Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkov courted controversy by inviting the world’s four top cyclists to go head-to-head over the roads of Italy, France and Spain next season.

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Oleg Tinkov determined to push Grand Tour challenge

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.

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Instead of punishing dirty cyclists, should we reward the clean?

Cycling’s perennial bugbear – doping – has reared its head again, with highly visible EPO positives to the Iglinskiy brothers, the rather limp response from their Astana team, and the evident toothlessness of the MPCC group which claims to safeguard clean cycling.

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Jelle Wallays of Belgium outsprinted Thomas Voeckler to win the Paris-Tours classic on Sunday.

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United States Anti-doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called on Lance Armstrong to spill the secrets of his doping shame under oath for the good of cycling.

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United States Anti-doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called on Lance Armstrong to spill the secrets of his doping shame under oath for the good of cycling.

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Dopers are cheating for life, so ban them for life

New research suggests athletes who dope even for a short period could benefit for “up to ten years”, whereas for more “committed” cheats, the benefits “could be lifelong”.

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It’s time for Peter Sagan to deliver

When Peter Sagan announced himself to the greater cycling world with three stage wins at the 2012 Tour de France, there seemed to be no limit to his potential.

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Grand Tour cash bonuses, does cycling need them?

A couple of weeks ago I told you that Alberto Contador was considering a shot at the Giro-Tour double.

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Lombardy, Astana’s dirty duo, and women’s prize money (again)

It wasn’t so much that there wasn’t enough to write about on any one of the subjects in the title of this article, more that all three are deserving of attention.

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ANDERSON: Gerrans came close, but history remembers winners

The World’s have been run and we have a new champion to wear the Rainbow Jersey through the 2015 season.

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The Tour of Beijing failed but globalisation hasn’t

We’re about to see the last Tour of Beijing. You’ll know it as the race that materialised out of thin air, or an agreement between the local government and the UCI.

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Wiggins and Kwiatkowski – two very different world champions

For one, victory was met with an overwhelming surge of relief; for the other, a pervading sense of disbelief.

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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.

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France's Pauline Ferrand Prevot

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Rohan Dennis on the podium wearing yellow jersey at the criterium du dauphine

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Alberto Contador Vuelta a Espana podium

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Alberto Contador flanked by Team Sky

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

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.

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Ride all three Grand Tours? Tink again!

By Kurt Decker, 18 Oct 2014
Ride all three Grand Tours? Tink again!

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.

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Chapeau, Cadel

By Kate Smart, 29 Sep 2014
Chapeau, Cadel

The news on Friday that Cadel Evans was officially retiring from cycling after the Australian cycling season was not completely unexpected.

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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.

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Women’s cycling nude leaks (almost)

By HarryBalding, 17 Sep 2014
Women’s cycling nude leaks (almost)

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.

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 21 preview, live blog

By Matthew Boulden, 15 Sep 2014
2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 21 preview, live blog

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.

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Vuelta a Espana 2014: Stage 20 preview, live blog

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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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19 preview, live blog

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.

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18 preview, live coverage, blog

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.

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17 preview, live commentary, blog

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).

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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.

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 16 preview, live blog

By Matthew Boulden, 8 Sep 2014
2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 16 preview, live blog

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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Vuelta a Espana 2014: Stage 14 preview, live blog

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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Vuelta a Espana 2014: Stage 13 live blog, preview

Stage 13 of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana stretches 188.7 km from Belorado to Obregón. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 13 from 12:00am (AEST).

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 12 live commentary, blog

Tonight’s penultimate flat stage of the Vuelta a Espana provides the sprinters with one of just two more chances to win stages of the Tour this year. Join The Roar at 12:00am (AEST) for a commentary of Stage 12 of the Vuelta A Espana.

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Anti-doping results are getting a little bit scary

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke claims he got a two-year doping ban from drinking too many pints.

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The pack sprint close to the finish line of the 2nd stage of the 69th edition of the Tour of Spain. (AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN).

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Nairo Quintana Vuelta a Espana 2014 Stage 9

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Chris Froome

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Chris Horner has cut Vicenzo Nibali's lead to just three seconds in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana (Image: Team Sky).

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Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of the Katusha team. AP Photo/Yves Logghe

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John Degenkolb wins Stage 4 of Vuelta

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Michael Matthews claims a second stage win during the 2013 Vuelta a Espana

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Michael Matthews claims a second stage win during the 2013 Vuelta a Espana

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Spain's Alejandro Valverde (left) from Movistar Team races over the finish line with Australia's Simon Gerrans. (AAP Image/Benjamin Macmahon)

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