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Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong says he will co-operate in a bid to discover the extent of doping in the sport so long as he’s treated the same as his fellow drug cheats.
Having funded the sport heavily for more than two decades, Gerry Ryan has been drafted in as president of Cycling Australia (CA) in a pivotal period for the governing body.
That Cadel Evans will be a draw card for next year’s Tour Down Under goes without saying. Not that the race needs one. It has been attracting bumper crowds for years, kicked along of course by Lance Armstrong’s ill fated comeback to pro-cycling in 2009.
The 2015 Tour de France will start in the historic Dutch city of Utrecht, the city said on Friday.
Ah, Mark Cavendish. The most divisive rider in the pro peloton has a new book out.
Michael Rasmussen’s decision to spill his guts over his doping past, and to implicate most of his former Rabobank teammates, brings a horrible familiarity to the close of the 2013 road season.
Retired Danish professional cyclist Michael Rasmussen, who earlier this year admitted to doping, said on Sunday he even persuaded his father to donate blood as part of efforts to conceal doping.
Evergreen Robbie McEwen pedalled briefly out of retirement for the second straight year at Noosa on Saturday to claim yet another Australian Open criterium title.
Slovakian sensation Peter Sagan, the man billed as the most exciting cyclist on the planet, is building quite an affinity with Australia.
The Livestrong cap should have tipped me off, but I wasn’t concentrating. I was too busy peering up the road, searching for the lights of the lead car through the gloom of a miserably windy and cold Victorian afternoon.
Amidst much fanfare and media hype, the 101st Tour de France Route has been announced. On first impression it doesn’t appear to be a really tough course but no doubt the challenges will present in other ways.
Let me set my stall out from the start: I don’t believe former dopers have any place in the management or training of current professionals.
Canada’s 2012 Tour of Italy champion Ryder Hesjedal has admitted to having taken performance-enhancing drugs 10 years ago after choosing ‘the wrong path’.
Orica-GreenEDGE hasn’t announced its final squad for 2014 yet, but it’s already clear the Australian team will have a different character next year.
Tour de France winner Cadel Evans is a confirmed starter in cycling’s Tour Down Under in Adelaide in January.
The cobbles have returned. Those mighty old stones that nobbled the hobbled Frank Schleck in the 2012 edition of the race are back.
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The biggest names in cycling were once again out in force just one week after the UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany to contest the one-day autumn classic Il Lombardia.
Dressed in tight-fitting lycra and lathered in sweat, I travel as far as I can go along a road heading up into the hills of Townsville, knowing my challenge has not yet been met.
Tonight, the UCI will crown a new elite Men’s World Champion, as the final event of 2013 UCI Road World Championships week concludes with the biggest race of them all, the Elite Men’s Road Race. Join us for live updates from 9.00pm AEST.
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The destination of the rainbow jersey for women’s world road race champion was decided today, under low Autumn sun in Florence, Italy. It was another successful day at the championships, and another hotly contested affair.
Australia’s up-and-coming talent get their chance to make their mark during the 2013 UCI World Championships U23 Men’s Road Race. Join us for live updates from 9.00pm AEST.
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The favourites for the Elite Individual Time Trial at the UCI World Championships are Fabian Cancellara, Tony Martin, and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Otherwise known as Spartacus, Der Panzerwagen, and umm, Wiggo. Join us for live updates from 10.30pm AEST.
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Last night’s Men’s Team Time Trial at the World Road Championships from Tuscany, Italy was an absolute cracker.
Join me from 10pm AEST for the Mens Team Time Trial from the World Championships in Tuscany, Italy.
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The 2013 UCI Road World Championships commences tonight with the Elite Men participating in a 57.2 kilometre Team Time Trial from Montecatini Terme to Firenze (Florence).
Contrary to claims picking a world champion is a mug’s game, he who claims the rainbow jersey for the 2014 season will probably have ridden la Vuelta a Espana.
Cadel Evans versus Teejay Van Garderen. This is the leadership picture and in-fight that is currently going on at BMC Racing. One possibly past his best versus the up-and-coming young talent.
The 2013 Vuelta a Espana concluded with a second stage victory for young Australian Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Michael Matthews, and the general classification won by veteran American Radioshack-Leopard cyclist Christopher Horner.
A gruelling 2013 Vuelta a Espana concludes today with a 109.6km stage from the city of Leganés to the centre of Madrid. It is a rather featureless day suited to the sprinters, but how often have people stated that before this Vuelta. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.
La Vuelta a Espana reaches her penultimate stage and arguably the Queen Stage of the 2013 race route, in my opinion, with the peloton journeying 142.2 kilometres from the city of Avilés to the infamous Hors catégorie Alto de L’Angliru.
Stage 19 of this thrilling Vuelta a Espana saw Christopher Horner once again break the resolve of Vincenzo Nibali to reverse his three second time deficit, steal the leader’s red jersey and establish a three second gap to the Italian.
The 2013 Vuelta a Espana resumes with a stage that looks set to be decided by a breakaway with an opportunity for the Maillot Rojo to change shoulders. Join us for live updates from 12.00am AEST.