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Australia has got off to an impressive start at the road world championships with Orica-AIS taking silver in the women’s team time trial in Spain behind the all-conquering Specialized-Lululemon squad.

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Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans has never before headed into a world championships with the type of blistering form he’s carrying into Spain.

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Jens Voigt’s hour-record attempt: Great marketing, great fun

Jens Voigt is the people’s hero. We all love him. He says things like he could “taste the blood” in his mouth and “it was great” when reflecting on the ordeal.

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Australia heads into the cycling world championships as perhaps the most dominant nation with favourites in the team time trial, the under-23 road race and the flagship elite men’s road race.

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Cycling, fat, cars and coffee, in that order

Discussion in the nutrition community has been flourishing around the concept of high-fat diets lately, and the concept of metabolic flexibility seems to have some logic behind it, which is why the professional cycling world has been paying attention.

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Australian cyclist Michael Matthews has been compared to Spanish three-time world champion Oscar Freire by team management on the eve of the 2014 world championships in Ponferrada.

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If you don’t like women’s cycling, make like Thumper and shut up

There’s a photo of a women’s cycling team in which the colour of their clothing and the lighting gave the appearance that the cyclists were semi nude. It went viral on the Internet.

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Who would you pick in a 2014 Grand Tour dream team?

The Grand Tours have finished for 2014 and we’re on the downhill run to the season’s finish.

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So long Cadel, but please not goodbye

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.

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10 talking points from the 2014 Vuelta a Espana

It featured the highest quality cast of all the Grand Tours, and the most thrilling general classification battle, but what else did we learn from the 2014 Vuelta a Espana?

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Former world cricket boss Malcolm Speed has a $2 million loan for help as he tries to continue Cycling Australia’s (CA) turnaround.

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Cadel Evans is on the brink of ending his unparalleled cycling career, but he is not expected to be lost to the sport.

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Cycling star Simon Gerrans will lead Australia’s charge at this month’s road world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

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Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans achieved another milestone for the Orica-GreenEDGE team and added to his legend by winning the GP Quebec.

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ANDERSON: Viva la Vuelta, the grandest of Grand Tours for 2014

The 2014 Vuelta has turned out to be one of the most stacked and hotly contested races of the year, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be on the roadside with an excited group of guys having a dream holiday.

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Vuelta riders punching above their weight

This week’s award for punching above one’s weight goes to… La Vuelta a Espana cyclists. I say this because they appear to punch each other quite readily, and as for weight? Well, they don’t have much.

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Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain. AP Photo/Christophe Ena

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Team Saxo-Tinkoff rider Alberto Contador has re-ingited the General Classification after Stage 13 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Simon Clarke gets changed after finishing the road cycling world championships. Clarke came seventh and was Australia's only finisher. (AAP Image/Julian Drape)

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Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) holds the red jersey for Orica-GreenEdge

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

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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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 11 preview, live blog

By Matthew Boulden, 3 Sep 2014
2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 11 preview, live blog

After the drama of the individual time trial the peloton head for the climbs of Nothern Spain for a rolling parcours with a bite. Join The Roar for live coverage of tonight’s eleventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana from 12:00am (AEST).

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 10 preview, live blog

By Matthew Boulden, 2 Sep 2014
2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 10 preview, live blog

With the first rest day behind them the riders face Stage 10‘s individual time trial. Join The Roar from 12:00am (AEST) for live coverage of the Vuelta a Espana.

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2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 9 preview, live blog

By Matthew Boulden, 31 Aug 2014
2014 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 9 preview, live blog

Stage 9 is the first proper mountain stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, and with a rest day tomorrow the peloton can afford to give their all. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:00am (AEST).

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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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Michael Matthews wearing the Giro d'Italia maglia rosa

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

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

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