Posts Tagged "Cycling"

Having clawed back a 36-second deficit to claim his second Paris-Nice title, Australia’s Richie Porte says is even more special than his 2013 triumph.

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A three-man independent panel, 13 months and a 227-page report has told us that the sport of cycling is still riddled with drugs.

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Doping remains an endemic problem, cycling chief Brian Cookson has said after the publication of a damning independent report accusing cycling’s world body of turning a blind eye to drug cheat Lance Armstrong.

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The long-awaited cycling reform report cites Lance Armstrong’s Tour Down Under comeback as an example of the sport failing to apply its own rules.

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Last month, Anna Meares became the greatest female track cyclist in the sport’s history.

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Simon Gerrans is back, Richie Porte is on a mission and Tiffany Cromwell is out for the biggest win of her career.

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Ask anyone with a passing interest in cycling what the best race of the year is, and 99.9 per cent will say the Tour de France. I beg to differ.

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Cycling’s world governing body has requested the withdrawal of the Astana team licence.

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Anna Meares claimed a record-breaking 11th title by winning the keirin and Annette Edmondson won her second gold of the week in the omnium as Australia finished the track cycling world championships in Paris on a golden high.

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Former England Test wicket keeper Matt Prior officially launched his new cycling team, One Pro Cycling yesterday in London, and the imaginative funding model is poised to tap into the surging popularity of the sport in England.

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The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) sounded like a great idea when it started. By joining, cycling teams could stand up and tell the world they strongly opposed doping. But does the organisation have any role to play beyond the spin of a good press release?

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After the Jayco Herald Sun Tour last weekend, plenty of young Aussie talents would have been gleefully backslapping and popping champagne corks. And I reckon you’d have heard a pin drop in the last chance saloon.

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An Australian holds the UCI record for the Hour. Let me just repeat that: an Australian holds the UCI world record for the Hour.

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The contrast could not be more stark – a week after a shattered Jack Bobridge had to be helped off the bike, fellow Australian Rohan Dennis hoisted his aloft in triumph.

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Simon Clarke’s crash put a dampener on another great day for Orica-GreenEDGE in the Herald Sun Tour.

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Orica-GreenEDGE’s early-season drought has turned into a deluge over two days at the Herald Sun Tour.

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Australian cycling star Cameron Meyer and his Orica-GreenEDGE teammates have stamped their authority on the Herald Sun Tour.

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Attempting the world hour record is not for the faint hearted. There’s no prize for coming second, no silver medal, no bottle of Champagne, no kiss from the pretty girl. Unfortunately this was the result of Jack Bobridge’s attempt on Saturday night.

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Right to the end, Cadel Evans was a racer first.

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Every parent knows the drill in the heat of battle with an errant toddler. You caution them, in the words of Supernanny, that their behaviour is ‘not esseptable’.

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