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In the final of my three-part preview of the teams taking part in this year’s Giro d’Italia, we cover some of the top teams in the sport who will battle it out for general classification honors.

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I may have slightly cocked up a bit mentioning in my team preview blogs that Stage 1 would be a team time trial. Hopefully, that is the first and last mistake I make covering the race…

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The 2016 Giro d’Italia shapes as the most important Grand Tour for Australia since Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France victory.

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Nothing captures the beauty, the suffering and the brutality of professional road cycling like a Grand Tour.

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The 2016 Giro d’Italia may see a real changing of the guard.

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The second of three parts of my Giro d’Italia team preview consists of some key sprinters, and a general classification hope.

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Caleb Ewan will lead the Australian contingent into battle at the 2016 Giro d’Italia, with the young sprinter looking to win plenty of stages.

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For a cycling fan it is the best time of the year. The classics are over, and now we are onto the Grand Tours, starting with the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia.

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The Giro d’Italia has often been known as a race that is devoid of sprinters due to it’s very uphill and brutal nature. Add that to what are often shocking weather conditions, and it is easy to see why sprinters sometimes tend to steer clear.

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Grand Tour season is upon us, with the Giro d’Italia kicking off on Friday night (AEST). As Alberto Contador is focusing on the Tour de France this year, there is no defending champion but the mountains throughout the final week are absolutely punishing, so whoever takes over the mantle will be deserving.

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Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Simon Yates has tested positive for banned substance Terbutaline, however the team are taking full responsibility, calling the incident “an administrative error”.

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The unfinished cycling arena is the biggest issue facing the Rio Olympics 100 days before the games begin, the city’s mayor said on Wednesday.

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Three-time Australian world time-trial champion Michael Rogers has announced his immediate retirement from cycling due to a heart condition.

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Dutch rider Wout Poels attacked near the end and held off Swiss veteran and Australian team ORICA-GreeenEDGE rider Michael Albasini to take the Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling classic on Sunday, the biggest win of his career.

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Race Results: Team Sky have finally claimed a victory in one of cycling’s monuments, taking out the 2016 Liege-Bastogne-Liege in trying conditions through Wouter Poels.

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This Sunday rounds off Ardennes Week and the Spring Classics season with the fourth Monument of cycling for 2016, the 102nd edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Enrico Gasparotto of Team Wanty – Groupe Gobert has taken out the 2016 Amstel Gold Race ahead of Tinkoff’s Michael Valgren.

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After an incredible cobbled classics season which saw some fabulous racing, can the battle of the Ardennes over the next week be of the same quality? Guess we will have to watch intently to find out.

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This Sunday will see the 51st edition of the first of the Ardennes Classics, the Amstel Gold Race.

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Much to English cricketer Ben Stokes’ relief, Jordan Spieth has been the talk of the sporting world this week.

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