Posts Tagged "Cycling"

The Giro d’Italia has been my favourite Grand Tour over the past few years, with some sensational racing and gripping moments keeping the interest in the event high.

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Dutchman Tom Dumoulin has claimed the Giro d’Italia pink jersey when he crushed the opposition in Tuesday’s individual time trial to open up a big gap at the top of the overall standings.

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Just like the 2013 Giro d’Italia, Giro 2017 will again be remembered for some Italian cyclists disgracing a major cycling event in their own backyard.

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Professional road cycling is as close as possible to the perfect egalitarian sport. No one is excluded from supporting the sport or watching races.

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The Australian Cycling Team’s performance at the recent World Track Championships in Hong Kong resembled the old days where Australia was feared and seen as a genuine threat to other countries’ chances of standing on the top spot of the dais.

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the fourth monument of the year, and will bring to a close a riveting classics season. Join The Roar’s live coverage of ‘La Doyenne’ from 10pm AEST.

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Alejandro Valverde will return to his playground in the south of Belgium, trying to win a fourth straight Fleche Wallonne, finishing on the famous Mur de Huy. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:40pm (AEST).

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Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis boosted his confidence ahead of next month’s Giro d’Italia by winning stage two at the Tour of the Alps.

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The second piece to the Ardennes puzzle is Fleche Wallonne, tackling the excruciatingly difficult final ascent of the Mur de Huy.

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Australian cyclist Nathan Haas has enjoyed one of the biggest results of his career, finishing fourth at Amstel Gold.

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After the cobbled classics finished at Paris-Roubaix, the peloton switch their attention to the punchy hills of the Ardennes. Join The Roar for live coverage of both the men’s and women’s Amstel Gold Race from 9:30pm (AEST).

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Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis aims to fine-tune his form at the Tour of the Alps ahead of a major test at the Giro d’Italia

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It was a golden day for Australian cycling with both Cameron Meyer and Jordan Kerby taking out wins at the world track championships at the Hong Kong Velodrome.

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Cycling’s most famous monument, Paris-Roubaix is here! 257 kilometres and 55 on cobblestones across 29 sections. Can Tom Boonen retire a winner, or will we have another surprise winner? Join The Roar for live coverage from start to finish of the Hell of the North from 7:05pm (AEST).

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While the main talking point that came out of the Tour of Flanders last Sunday was Phillipe Gilbert’s epic solo attack to take the win in front of his home fans, Australian Luke Durbridge of Orica-Scott continued his impressive run of classics form, finishing in 12th place.

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Even though he knows and cherishes the outcome, Australian cyclist Mathew Hayman still squirms with nerves as he watches footage of last year’s Paris-Roubaix.

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Race Results: Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step) has taken victory in a epic 2017 Tour of Flanders, riding away from the field with 55 kilometres to go and holding off the rest to win solo.

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Cycling returns to free to air TV screens tonight with the Tour of Flanders.

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Milan-San Remo is often referred to as the ‘sprinter’s classic’, due to the fairly flat parcours. Over the last five years, the race has been dominated by the sprinters, and tonight’s 2017 edition should be no different.

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The penultimate stage of Paris Nice throws up the only mountain top finish off the tour, up the fifteen kilometre ascent of the Col de la Couillole.

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