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Without the fine bubbles, Champagne would still be a quality white wine, made from good fruit by expert winemakers, but it’d be lacking something special. So it is with Paris-Nice.
Australian cycling star Richie Porte has defended the controversial decision to change his racing schedule this week, saying it is a logical move.
Australian cycling star Richie Porte has had to pass on his Paris-Nice title defence after a back injury to Sky teammate Chris Froome.
The opening weekend of Classics season served up a pair of humdingers – one which confirmed Tom Boonen is the smartest rider of his generation, the other that Greg Van Avermaet may be the doziest.
What an incredibly diverse sport we follow. Last week we were watching riders rocketing around the marble-smooth boards of the Cali velodrome.
Orica-AIS team leader Emma Johansson has scored her first win of the year, with the Swedish cycling star taking out Le Samyn des Dames in Belgium.
The first weekend of racing in northern Europe opens the traditional part of the road cycling year. We are one month away from some the oldest races in the sport: the Spring Classics.
When are we going to see the Armstrong truth? Because I’m now thoroughly sick of the Armstrong lie.
Australia’s strong performance in the world track championships in Cali, Colombia this week was even more satisfying because the best performances came from a new generation of talent.
Superstar Anna Meares claimed her second silver to help Australia finish tied with Germany for most medals at the track cycling world championships.
Youngster Alex Edmondson has claimed his second gold medal at this year’s world track cycling championships with victory in the men’s individual pursuit.
A second gold medal to youngster Alex Edmondson capped off a “crazy” but successful 24 hours for Australia at the world track cycling championships.
Confessed dopers Tyler Hamilton, Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie are rumoured to be planning a surprise party for Stuart O’Grady, welcoming him to the club.
Australia has won yet another men’s team pursuit world championship as it continued its dominance with a brilliant display in Cali, Colombia on Day 1 of the Track World Championships.
In July last year, Stuart O’Grady retired from cycling. He retired suddenly, just as the 100th edition of the Tour de France finished in Paris.
Anna Meares says she’s ready to “smash some ceilings” in her bid to become the most successful female track cyclist ever.
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Ever since the Lance Armstrong drug saga surfaced, the disgraced cyclist has been angling for a return to international competition.
After coming so close previously, Amy Cure now has a rainbow jersey to herself, winning her maiden world championship title in an event she admitted was not her main focus.
Highlights of day two of the world track championships included Anna Meares missing her fifth time-trial title, taking silver, a spectacular crash by Mathew Glaetzer seeing his bike in the stands and his skin on the track and Alex Edmondson matching his team pursuit title with an individual gold medal.
When Euskaltel-Euskadi were disbanded at the end of last season, BMC made a very shrewd move in signing Olympic gold medallist Samuel Sanchez. At age 36 he won’t be a long-term fixture in the team but he may be just what the doctor ordered.
Despite missing out on a stage victory at the Tour Down Under, Marcel Kittel swept aside the competition at the recent inaugural Dubai Tour to claim three consecutive stage victories.
Sun Herald Tour defending champion Calvin Watson was certainty not the favourite 13 months ago.
The Herald Sun Tour always promises exciting racing, with an elite selection of the world’s most talented cyclists lining up to compete in Australia’s oldest stage race.
Ben Johnson of Drapac Professional Cycling will miss this week’s New Zealand Cycle Classic after a training accident over the weekend.
Thousands of fans braved the scorching Australia Day sun to come and cheer the riders on the final stage of the Tour Down Under. A German – Lotto Belisol’s Andre Greipel – may have won the stage, but the race this year belonged to the Australians
How exciting has this edition of the Tour Down Under been?
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What a Tour Down Under we’ve witnessed so far, with Stage 5 providing even more highlights for what’s already been an exciting Tour. It’s pretty hard to mount an argument for a more enthralling Tour Down Under than the 2014 version.
Sitting tenderly upon the shoulders of Orica-GreenEDGE’s Simon Gerrans, could the Ochre Jersey change hands yet again during the 2014 Tour Down Under’s finale?
Cadel Evans heads into the 2014 Tour Down Under’s final stage – which is always one of the most popular – a mere one second behind Simon Gerrans in general classification.
A decisive battle for the overall victory at the 2014 Tour Down Under looms large on Stage 5 from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5km). Join us from 11.30am AEDT for live updates.
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Once again the overall victor of the Tour Down Under will be decided on the slopes of Willunga Hill. With just 14 seconds between current race leader Cadel Evans, of BMC, and third placed Diego Ulissi, of Lampre-Merida, anything could happen yet.
Stage 5 is likely to have a huge say in who takes overall honours in this year’s Tour Down Under.