Posts Tagged "Cycling"

Chris Froome has had an extraordinary year. In September, he became the first cyclist since Bernard Hinault in 1978 to complete the Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double.

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Only 12 months ago, the champagne corks were popping at Orica-Scott, celebrating the team’s best season since it joined the pro cycling ranks five short years ago.

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Australian performances in major road cycling events in 2017 have made me reflect on the future development and importance of road cycle racing in Australia.

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Most general classification (GC) riders are eagerly awaiting the official route presentations for next year’s Grand Tours to determine their likely schedule and goals for 2018. Tejay van Garderen will be one of them.

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Peter Sagan will look to become the first man to win three straight cycling road world championships when the 2017 edition is held in Bergen, Norway over a distance of 267.5 kilometres. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:15pm (AEST).

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It does not matter if Chloe Hosking or Rachel Neylan win, lose or obtain a podium place during the elite women’s road race of the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway on Saturday. Their performance will be one of the most scrutinised by the world’s cycling media regardless.

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Just days after the completion of the 2017 edition of the Tour de France, The Daily Mail, an English newspaper, exposed the huge pay gaps between professional male and female cyclists.

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Triple winner Alberto Contador will wear bib No.1 in his farewell Vuelta a Espana later this month as the Spaniard prepares to bring his career to an end.

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Riding a bright yellow bike to match his leader’s jersey, defending champion Chris Froome won his fourth and most challenging Tour de France title on Sunday.

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The Tour de France comes home to Paris and all things being equal, all the major jerseys have been decided. The question remains though, who will sprint to victory on the Champs-Élysées? Join The Roar for live coverage and updates of Stage 21 from 12:40am (AEST).

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Michael Matthews will have to fall off his bike not to ride into Paris on Sunday wearing the green jersey.

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The Tour de France enters its penultimate day, a 22.5-kilometre Time Trial on Stage 20 in Marseille as Chris Froome looks to all but wrap up a fourth yellow jersey. Join The Roar for live coverage and updates from 9:45pm (AEST).

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Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson has been airlifted to hospital with broken ribs and a broken collarbone after falling off his bike.

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Stage 19, which is also the longest of the Tour de France presents itself as the perfect opportunity for the breakaway, with a mainly flat 222.5-kilometre journey ahead of the peloton. Join The Roar for live coverage and updates from 10pm (AEST).

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Tour de France leader Chris Froome has survived a thrilling Col d’Izoard climb while Australia’s green jersey favourite Michael Matthews remains well clear after a thrilling 18th stage.

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It’s D-Day at the Tour de France, with Stage 18 being the last chance for the climbers to wrench time off of Chris Froome before the final Time Trial. Join The Roar for live coverage and updates from 9pm (AEST).

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Australian Michael Matthews is now in the box seat to win his first Tour de France green jersey after leader Marcel Kittel abandoned.

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The Tour de France enters the final days, with Stage 17 the first of those coming in the alps. Four big climbs await the peloton, including the highest point of the race, with Chris Froome looking to hang onto yellow. Join The Roar for live coverage and updates from 8:10pm (AEST).

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Stage 17 of the Tour de France is the first of two stages in the Alps, with the legendary Col du Galibier playing host to most of the action.

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Australian Michael Matthews accused German rival John Degenkolb of being a poor sport after his angry reaction to being beaten in a sprint for the line at the end of a windy 16th stage of the Tour de France.

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