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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. Keukeleire, riding for Orica BikeExchange, used a late burst to pull away and win his first stage at a grand tour by over two bike lengths. He completed the hilly 193km route that […]

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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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Froome cements his status as a Tour de France legend

Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title on Sunday after a three-week rocky ride.

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Can Chris Froome become the greatest Tour de France rider of all?

Barring an unforeseen catastrophe, Team Sky leader Chris Froome will coast into Paris tonight and claim his third Tour de France title. In doing so he will join a select elite of multiple winners and establish himself as one of the race’s finest performers.

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Tour de France: All Froome as third Tour title assured

Chris Froome has virtually secured his third Tour de France title, holding on to his overall lead in the last competitive stage, won by Spain’s Ion Izagirre.

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Chris Froome took another big step towards a third Tour de France title but Australia’s Richie Porte is also emerging as a potential podium finisher in Paris.

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Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano won the brutal 15th stage of the Tour de France through the Jura mountains after a long breakaway on Sunday.

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Chris Froome turned the screw on his Tour de France rivals when he took second place in Friday’s individual time trial behind Tom Dumoulin amidst heightened security following the deadly Nice terror attack.

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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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Chris Froome and Richie Porte in action in Yorkshire

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Alberto Contador in the Maglia Rosa

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Chris Froome, of Team Sky, powers away from Movistar rider Nairo Quintana up Mont Ventoux on Stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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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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The first of the four major races at the 2016 UCI Cycling World Championships held in Doha, Qatar, is the Elite Womens Individual Time Trial.

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Il Lombardia 2016 preview: The year’s final monument

It’s been nearly a six month wait since we left off at Liège-Bastogne-Liège but we’ve finally arrived at the fifth and final of the Monuments of cycling for 2016, the 110th edition of Il Lombardia in Italy.

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The thin line between therapeutic use and doping: The curious case of Bradley Wiggins

Five Olympic golds, seven Track World Championships, one Road World Championship, one European Track Championship, and one Tour de France title. That’s just the first place finishes that adorn the trophy cabinet at Sir Bradley Wiggins’ house.

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Sam Willoughby in a fight to walk again after horror crash

Australian 2012 silver medallist and two time BMX champion Sam Willoughby has suffered a horrific crash that may prevent him from ever walking again.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 20 live race updates, blog

The final day for the general classification contenders features five classified climbs, including a lung-busting 21-kilometre climb to the finish. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 20 of La Vuelta a Espana from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 19 Cycling live race updates and blog

Stage 19 of the Vuelta a Espana is the only individual test against the clock in the race and will have a large say in who stands on the final podium in Madrid.

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Vuelta a Espana Stage 18: Cycling live race updates, blog

Nairo Quintana has one hand on a maiden Vuelta a Espana victory as he heads into an undulating Stage 18 with a comfortable buffer back to Chris Froome. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live race highlights and updates.

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Vuelta a Espana Stage 17: Cycling live race updates, blog

After having a nice day off yesterday, the riders will start the final week of racing with a perilously steep finale to today’s stage which is sure to put the general classification riders into difficulty. Join The Roar’s live coverage of Stage 17 of La Vuelta a Espana from 11pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana Stage 16: Cycling live race updates, blog

After a stunning ride from red jersey leader Nairo Quintana yesterday, it’s up to Froome and the peleton to reign in the Colombian on today’s Stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live race updates and highlights.

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Vuelta a Espana Stage 15: Live race updates, blog

After a brutal test to the summit of the Col d’Aubisque yesterday, the riders will be once again in the Pyrennes, however, on the Spanish side of the border, as they tackle the 118 kilometres of Stage 15. Join The Roar‘s live coverage of Stage 15 of La Vuelta Espana from 11pm AEST. Short mountain […]

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 14 live race updates, blog

It’s set up to be a massive day in the mountains on Stage 14 of the Vuelta a Espana with plenty of potential general classification ramifications on the 196.1 kilometre trek from Urdax-Dantxarinea to Aubisque-Gourette. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10pm (AEST).

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 13 live race updates and blog

The longest stage of the race awaits the peloton on stage 13. A very lumpy profile with four categorised climbs lays ahead today which should see a breakaway fight for the stage victory.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 12 live race updates, blog

Riders will be flirting with the northern coastline of Spain on today’s Stage 12 as the hunt for red at the 2016 Vuelta a Espana continues. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live race highlights and updates.

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 10 live race updates, blog

Before they can enjoy the first rest day of La Vuelta a Espana 2016 the peloton must first overcome a challenging summit finish on Lagos de Covadonga. Can new race leader David de la Cruz successfully defend his red jersey? Join The Roar for live updates and commentary from 11pm (AEST). Measuring 188.7 kilometres in […]

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 9 live race updates, blog

Stage 9 of the Vuelta a Espana finds the riders hitting another finish on the climb on a relatively short day in the saddle. Join The Roar from 11pm (AEST) for all the live race highlights and updates.

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Esteban Chaves on the podium

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Simon Yates or Orica-Bike Exchange

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Belgian cyclist Phillipe Gilbert

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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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Esteban Chaves leading Alejandro Valverde

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Esteban Chaves wins a race

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Team Sky La Vuelta a Espana Cycling 2016

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Daniel Navarro out of the saddle at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco.

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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