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Tour de France crack down on motors

High-powered thermal cameras using atomic research technology will be used on the Tour de France to help eradicate the threat of riders using hidden motors inside their bikes.

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Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data

Australian cycling star Cameron Meyer has resigned from his professional team, citing unspecified personal reasons.

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Chris Froome wins the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine

Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) has won Stage 7 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine, as Chris Froome took the final yellow jersey, with his Sky teammates recovering after being put under some initial pressure.

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Australia’s Richie Porte says he’s in good form for the Tour de France starting on July 2 after moving into second overall in the warm-up Criterium du Dauphine.

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Nibali and Chaves save the Giro

It was fitting that Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) finished first and second on general classification at the 2016 Giro d’Italia.

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Vincenzo Nibali cemented his reputation as one of the great grand tour riders when he claimed his second Giro d’Italia title in vintage fashion on Sunday.

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Nibali overtakes Chaves, Taarame wins Stage 20

The 2016 Giro d’Italia’s penultimate stage has been taken by Rein Taaramae (Katusha) after the breakaway managed to stay clear, but back in the peloton it was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) who rode away from everyone to take the pink jersey.

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Honourary Aussie Esteban Chaves is on the verge of Grand Tour glory

Guys, I don’t mean to alarm you, but Esteban Chaves is leading the Giro d’Italia with just two stages left.

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Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE has taken the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent on the 19th stage on Friday.

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‘Aussie’ Esteban Chaves on track for Giro podium after winning Queen Stage

Orica-GreenEDGE’s Esteban Chaves has claimed the Queen Stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia.

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Promise, not podiums on display for GreenEDGE at Giro

Orica-GreenEDGE may have had more successful Grand Tours, but in terms of rider development, this Giro d’Italia is perhaps one of its most important.

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Giro sprints a harsh reality for Caleb Ewan

Despite two top ten finishes, young Australian speedster Caleb Ewan is struggling to make an impact at the pointy end of the Giro d’Italia’s sprint stages.

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Diego Ulissi wins Stage 4 of Giro d’Italia

Italian rider Diego Ulissi won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday by attacking on a climb shortly before the finish, while Tom Dumoulin crossed second to reclaim the overall lead.

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Kittel conquers the Giro, will the world be next?

Marcel Kittel’s stunning start to the 2016 road cycling season has continued at the Giro d’Italia, with the Etixx-Quickstep sprinter dominating the early sprint stages.

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Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d’Italia and replace Tom Dumoulin as the overall leader after the third stage on Sunday.

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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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Esteban Chaves leading Alejandro Valverde

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Simon Yates

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Mathew Hayman Paris-Roubaix cycling

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Tour de France 2016 teams preview (Part 3)

The third installment of our Tour de France teams preview features Australia’s WorldTour team (featuring a new name).

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Tour de France 2016 teams preview (Part 2)

By Brendon Vella, 1 Jul 2016
Tour de France 2016 teams preview (Part 2)

With the first stage of the Tour de France, rolling out from Mont Saint-Michel, barely a day away, we continue our assessment of each team’s hopes for the world’s greatest cycling race.

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Tour de France 2016 teams preview (Part 1)

By Brendon Vella, 30 Jun 2016
Tour de France 2016 teams preview (Part 1)

It’s that time of the year when cycling fans get ready for the long days or for many Australians, nights in front of the television watching the Tour de France. With race start a matter of days away, let’s look at the teams are set to fare over the three weeks.

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2016 Tour de France preview

By SuperEel22, 22 Jun 2016
2016 Tour de France preview

The world’s largest bike race starts in just over a week with a star-studded field set to contest the 103rd edition of Le Tour.

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Can we ever believe in the Tour in the way we once did?

Last week on my journey up the M7 cycle way in Sydney’s North West I had a flat tyre. A slow leak that became flat rubber right at the base of a steady incline that always tests me as I am returning back to my starting point.

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Eight key questions for the Tour de France from the Criterium du Dauphine

With the Criterium du Dauphine finishing on Sunday night (AEST), with Chris Froome once again showing his dominance. But still, the Dauphine raised plenty of questions ahead of the biggest race on the cycling calendar – le Tour de France.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Cummings wins Stage 7, Froome wins overall

Stage result: Stephen Cummings won the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, but it was Chris Froome who retained his lead to finish as the overall winner of the event.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Thibaut Pinot wins Stage 6 as Chris Froome holds yellow

Stage Results: Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) has taken out Stage 6 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine in a two up sprint with Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) after a fascinating stage where Chris Froome (Sky) extended his lead in the yellow jersey.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Chris Froome takes yellow in powerful display

Stage Results: Chris Froome (Sky) has taken out Stage 5 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine with a brutal attack on the final climb, beating Richie Porte (BMC) in the final sprint.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Stage 4 cycling live updates, blog

Stage 4 of the Criterium du Dauphine will be the last chance for the sprinters before the mountains take a hold of proceedings over the weekend. Join The Roar for live coverage from 11:55pm (AEST).

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Criterium du Dauphine: Fabio Aru returns to form with solo effort

Stage results: Fabio Aru (Astana) has taken out Stage 3 of the 2016 Criterium du Daphine with a what seemed to be a dumb, yet ultimately successful solo attack in the closing stages.

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Criterium du Dauphine 2016: Stage 2 cycling live updates, blog

Stage 2 of the Criterium du Dauphine will provide the riders with the first uphill road finish of the race, climaxing at the peak of Chalmazel – Jeansagnière 167.5km after setting off. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live highlights and racing action.

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Criterium du Dauphine: Nacer Bouhanni takes Stage 1 in chaotic sprint

Stage Results: Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) has claimed a very physical sprint victory at Stage 1 of the 2016 Criterium du Dauphine, with Jens Debusschere (Lotto-Soudal) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18) closing out the top three.

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Criterium du Dauphine: Prologue live cycling updates, blog

The first of two key warm up races before the Tour de France, the Criterium du Dauphine starts with a difficult prologue, a four kilometre ascension of the Montee de Chery. Join The Roar‘s live coverage of the Criterium du Dauphine from 9:30pm AEST.

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Friday Funnies: All stops to Loserville

It was a week for throwing away certain victories, Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk most of all.

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What did we learn from three weeks of the Giro?

By Alistair Nitz, 31 May 2016
What did we learn from three weeks of the Giro?

The Giro has just concluded, with Vincenzo Nibali securing victory. Here is what we learned across three exciting weeks of racing.

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Tour de France Stage 10 winner Vincenzo Nibali

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Marcel Kittel wins at the Giro d'Italia

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Esteban Chaves wins a race

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Esteban Chaves leading Alejandro Valverde

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Steven Kruijswijk in the Maglia Rosa

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Steven Kruijswijk in the peloton

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The peloton cycle through the Italian countryside

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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Sacha Modolo of Lampre–Merida

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