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After spending a day in the furnace, Richie Porte hopes to put some heat on his Tour Down Under rivals.

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Ewan facing cycling audition at Tour Down Under

The Tour Down Under forms part of a lengthy cycling audition for Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan.

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Miles Scotson has started his senior professional cycling career by winning one of the greatest races in Australian road championships history.

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Ewan ready to fire at cycling nationals

After misfiring on New Years Day, the Orica-Scott machine is ready to roll into Ballarat.

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Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins hopes his achievements can inspire the next generation of cyclists but the announcement of his retirement on Wednesday did nothing to end questions about a package delivered to him at the end of a race in France in 2011.

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Spratt’s cycling career hits new heights

Amanda Spratt is relishing comparisons to fellow Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans as she looks at building on her best season so far.

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What it takes to be a pro cyclist, and Aussies you should watch out for

Professional bike riding is more than fitted lycra and big sunglasses, and I’ve seen more Aussies embracing the cycle lifestyle.

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Chris Froome says questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone – and Sir Chris Hoy has joined calls for an explanation.

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Organisers have unveiled a route for the 2017 Tour de France featuring many early climbs in a bid to limit the opportunities for strong teams to dominate stages and reward aggressive riders looking to shake up the sport’s greatest spectacle.

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Anna Meares retires from cycling

Announcing her retirement, Australia’s greatest track cyclist Anna Meares has revealed she needed six cortisone injections to her spine to compete at the Rio Olympics.

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Germany’s Tony Martin has won a record-equalling fourth men’s time-trial title at the UCI Road World Championships, while Australia’s Rohan Dennis failed in his quest for redemption with a six-placed finish.

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Nairo Quintana adds Vuelta win to cycling resume

Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d’Italia on his grand tour list of honours.

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Quintana on brink of winning Vuelta

Nairo Quintana effectively clinched his first Tour of Spain title after holding off a series of Chris Froome attacks in Saturday’s decisive mountain stage.

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Current cycling world champion Peter Sagan has been locked in for the Tour Down Under in Adelaide in January when the Slovakian star will make his first appearance at the race since 2010.

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Orica BikeExchange’s Jens Keukeleire of Belgium has won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta, while Nairo Quintana maintained his overall lead.

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BMC backs Porte ahead of Van Garderen for future Tour success

Richie Porte’s bittersweet Tour de France will have massive implications for the Australian cycling star.

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Chris Froome

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Chris Froome running on Ventoux

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Chris Froome

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Chris Froome running on Ventoux

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Daryl Impey becomes the first African rider to wear yellow at the Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

By Brendon Vella, Today
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under sees the peloton tackle the brutal-yet-annual Willunga Hill stage, which has been a major part of the race for the majority of the races existence.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 5 cycling live race updates, blog

Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under is possibly the most diverse and rewarding of the race, going from the beaches of southern Adelaide all the way up to the iconic Willunga Hill. Join The Roar from 11:30am (AEDT) for all the action.

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What a year for Canberra cyclists on the world stage

I started to reflect on the performance of ACT riders after Chloe Hosking’s sensational win on Monday to claim Stage 3 of the women’s Tour Down Under.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 4 cycling live race updates, blog

Richie Porte remains out front of the general classification standings leading into Stage 4 of the Tour Down Under. Keep up with all the race updates and highlights on The Roar from 12:30pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

By Brendon Vella, 20 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

Stage 4 from Norwood to Campbelltown will be a lumpy affair, with the road consistently going up and down all day, before finishing in what should be another bunch sprint.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 cycling live race updates, blog

It might be a relatively hilly Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under as the peloton takes the 144-kilometre trek from Glenelg to Victor Harbour, but a chance in the general classification is unlikely on a day for the strong men. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:20pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

By Brendon Vella, 19 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

The traditional sprint finish down into Victor Harbor marks Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour Down Under.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

After a steaming opening stage to the 2017 Tour Down Under was won by Caleb Ewan, the riders will take little respite on a gruelling Stage 2 through the hills of Adelaide. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

By Brendon Vella, 18 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 2 preview

While the stage finishing atop of Willunga Hill is considered to be the ‘Queen stage’ of the Santos Tour Down Under, Stage 2 from Stirling to the hilltop finish in Paracombe may be the most difficult one that race director Mike Turtur has ever produced.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 1 cycling live race updates, blog

The 2017 UCI WorldTour finally gets underway in Adelaide with the Tour Down Under. Stage 1 takes the riders on a 145-kilometre trip, you can join The Roar for live coverage from 11:55am (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 1 preview

By Brendon Vella, 17 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 1 preview

Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under sees the sprinters get their first chance to shine, with the parcours favouring a bunch finsih. However, with some lumps in the final half, some of the pure sprinters may struggle.

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2017 Tour Down Under: Peoples Choice Classic preview

The Australian cycling season has been underway for two weeks before we see the European riders join them for the first World Tour race of the year, the Santos Tour Down Under.

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Australian national cycling championships: Men’s road race live updates, blog

Race Results: Youngster Miles Scotson (BMC), in his first ever race for a world tour team has come up trumps with a blistering attack in the final two kilometres to win the Australian National Championships.

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Preview: Australian elite men’s road race

By Brendon Vella, 6 Jan 2017
Preview: Australian elite men’s road race

Early January signals the start of the Australian cycling season, with the Bay Crit Series quickly making way for the Australian National Championships to commence.

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2016 men’s road cycling highlights

By Kurt Decker, 31 Dec 2016
2016 men’s road cycling highlights

Christmas has come and gone and as another year draws to a close it’s time for one of those year in reflection pieces.

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UCI Road World Championships: Aussie Dennis a favourite for Men’s ITT

Today, the men get their shot at a rainbow jersey over the 40-kilometre individual time trial course.

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Esteban Chaves and his Orica-GreenEDGE teammates

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Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates his 2012 Tour de France triumph

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The men's BMX quarter finals

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Chris Froome and Richie Porte in action in Yorkshire

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Chris Froome and Richie Porte in action in Yorkshire

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The peloton cycle through the Italian countryside

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Another difficult day awaits the peloton in Stage 17 of la Vuelta a Espana. (AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN).

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Chris Froome Team Sky by dry stone wall with bike

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