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Esteban Chaves: The Colombian writing Australian cycling’s next chapter

The 2016 Giro d’Italia shapes as the most important Grand Tour for Australia since Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France victory.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: How to live stream online, start time, key information

The first Grand Tour of the cycling season – the Giro d’Italia gets underway on Friday Evening (AEST), with many of the best cyclists in the world at the event. This is your full guide to the race, and coverage of it.

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Four reasons to watch the 2016 Giro d’Italia

Nothing captures the beauty, the suffering and the brutality of professional road cycling like a Grand Tour.

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Simon Yates tests positive, team say it’s their fault

Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Simon Yates has tested positive for banned substance Terbutaline, however the team are taking full responsibility, calling the incident “an administrative error”.

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The unfinished cycling arena is the biggest issue facing the Rio Olympics 100 days before the games begin, the city’s mayor said on Wednesday.

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Three-time Australian world time-trial champion Michael Rogers has announced his immediate retirement from cycling due to a heart condition.

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Dutch rider Wout Poels attacked near the end and held off Swiss veteran and Australian team ORICA-GreeenEDGE rider Michael Albasini to take the Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling classic on Sunday, the biggest win of his career.

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Aussie Mathew Hayman wins Paris-Roubaix race

Australian veteran Mathew Hayman has deprived Tom Boonen of a record-breaking fifth Paris-Roubaix title by winning the Queen of the Classics after the leading favourites got trapped behind a big crash.

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World champion Peter Sagan has won the first big classic race of the year with a solo victory in the 100th edition of the Tour of Flanders.

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Australian cycling star Richie Porte is happy for the spotlight to shine on Chris Froome and Alberto Contador heading into the Tour de France.

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Years after his death, Italian police concede Mafia tampered with Marco Pantani’s blood

For the last five years of his tragically short life, Marco Pantani maintained that his blood samples had been manipulated during the 1999 Giro d’Italia, leading to him being expelled from a race he was leading by over five minutes with just two stages to go.

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Britain’s Geraint Thomas cracked in the final ascent of Paris-Nice but pulled himself together in the descent to hold off Alberto Contador by four seconds and claim his biggest road racing victory on Sunday.

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Australia’s Michael Matthews has maintained his lead of the Paris-Nice race but Alexey Lutsenko cut the Orica rider’s advantage to six seconds after winning the the mountainous fifth stage on Friday.

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Third stage of Paris-Nice race called off due to snow

The third stage of the Paris-Nice race has been cancelled due to snow, meaning that Australian rider Michael Matthews will retain his 14-second lead on the rest of the competition for another day at least.

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A third-placed finish on the medal tally at the track cycling world titles is encouraging for Australia, but national performance director Kevin Tabotta insists it’s the fourths and fifths which will pay dividends at the Rio Olympics in five months time.

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Trickle-down doping a huge success

Trickle-down theory is a term used to describe the belief that high-income earners should be thrown a bucketload of dirty cash to benefit all sections of society.

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Lance Armstrong is just the start of the doping mess

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Chris Froome

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Peter Kennaugh

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Chris Froome in the yellow jersey with team-mate Richie Porte (far left) on Stage 16 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Peter Kennaugh

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Mark Cavendish celebrates winning Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Omega-Pharma Quick-Step).

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Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 3)

By Brendon Vella, Today
Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 3)

In the final of my three-part preview of the teams taking part in this year’s Giro d’Italia, we cover some of the top teams in the sport who will battle it out for general classification honors.

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Giro d’Italia squad of the day: Stage 1 – Team Giant-Alpecin

For this year’s Giro I’ll be taking an in-depth look at each of the team’s taking part in this year’s Giro d’Italia – 22 articles covering the Giro’s 22 teams over the course of the 21 stages (and one rest day) of this year’s race.

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Giro d’Italia: Stage 1 preview

By Brendon Vella, Today
Giro d’Italia: Stage 1 preview

I may have slightly cocked up a bit mentioning in my team preview blogs that Stage 1 would be a team time trial. Hopefully, that is the first and last mistake I make covering the race…

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2016 Giro d’Italia preview series: Can the youngsters upstage the old guard for pink?

The 2016 Giro d’Italia may see a real changing of the guard.

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Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 2)

By Brendon Vella, 5 May 2016
Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 2)

The second of three parts of my Giro d’Italia team preview consists of some key sprinters, and a general classification hope.

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2016 Giro d’Italia preview series: Caleb Ewan leads the Aussie charge

Caleb Ewan will lead the Australian contingent into battle at the 2016 Giro d’Italia, with the young sprinter looking to win plenty of stages.

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Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 1)

By Brendon Vella, 4 May 2016
Giro d’Italia teams preview (Part 1)

For a cycling fan it is the best time of the year. The classics are over, and now we are onto the Grand Tours, starting with the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia.

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Giro d’Italia 2016 preview series: Sprinters still don’t rate it like the Tour de France

The Giro d’Italia has often been known as a race that is devoid of sprinters due to it’s very uphill and brutal nature. Add that to what are often shocking weather conditions, and it is easy to see why sprinters sometimes tend to steer clear.

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Giro d’Italia 2016 preview series: The Netherlands, mountains and the Alpe di Siusi

Grand Tour season is upon us, with the Giro d’Italia kicking off on Friday night (AEST). As Alberto Contador is focusing on the Tour de France this year, there is no defending champion but the mountains throughout the final week are absolutely punishing, so whoever takes over the mantle will be deserving.

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The story behind the Simon Yates terbutaline scandal

On Thursday, it was revealed that rising British road cycling star, Olympic prospect and Orica-GreenEDGE professional team member Simon Yates had tested positive for the banned substance terbutaline.

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016: Spring Classics cycling results, blog

Race Results: Team Sky have finally claimed a victory in one of cycling’s monuments, taking out the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege in trying conditions through Wouter Poels.

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016 preview: Balaverde targets fourth La Doyenne

This Sunday rounds off Ardennes Week and the Spring Classics season with the fourth Monument of cycling for 2016, the 102nd edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Gasparotto wins second Amstel Gold Race

By Stephanie, 18 Apr 2016
Gasparotto wins second Amstel Gold Race

Enrico Gasparotto of Team Wanty – Groupe Gobert has taken out the 2016 Amstel Gold Race ahead of Tinkoff’s Michael Valgren.

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From cobbles to climbs: Ardennes preview

By Brendon Vella, 17 Apr 2016
From cobbles to climbs: Ardennes preview

After an incredible cobbled classics season which saw some fabulous racing, can the battle of the Ardennes over the next week be of the same quality? Guess we will have to watch intently to find out.

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Amstel Gold 2016 preview

By Stephanie, 16 Apr 2016
Amstel Gold 2016 preview

This Sunday will see the 51st edition of the first of the Ardennes Classics, the Amstel Gold Race.

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Petr Vakoc takes out 2016 Brabantse Pijl

By Stephanie, 14 Apr 2016

Czech road race champion Petr Vakoc of Etixx – Quick-Step has taken out the 56th edition of the Brabantse Pijl, with Enrico Gasparotto of Wanty-Groupe Gobert and Tony Gallopin of Lotto Soudal rounding out the podium.

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Michael Matthews celebrates winning Stage 5 of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana (Image: Team Sky).

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The 'hell of the north' Paris - Roubaix returns for another year, with a chance of rain on the cards.

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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) claims victory ahead of Mark Cavendish (Omega-Pharma Quick-Step) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) in Stage 12 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Riders battling up the famous Flanders cobbles

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Official vehicles pose a real danger to cyclists.

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Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara (2nd L) of Trek Factory Racing celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Tour of Flanders

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Australian Michael Matthews is one of the favourites today  (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

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

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Caleb Ewan of team OricaÐGreenEDGE celebrates winning

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