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The World Professional Road Cycling Championship was run and won on Sunday night in Richmond, Virginia, USA, the capital of the old Confederacy for those with a nose for historical detail.

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There was a ruefulness about the look of Michael Matthews as he waited to accept his bouquet of flowers on the second step of the podium after Sunday’s men’s elite World Championships.

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Belarusian cyclist Vasil Kiryienka upstaged his more favoured rivals to claim a maiden world championship victory in the individual time trial at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

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Australian cyclist Simon Clarke, a key foundation member of the Orica-GreenEDGE team, will ride next season for Cannondale-Garmin.

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The Tour Down Under will retain its place as the first event in cycling’s WorldTour calendar, the South Australian government says.

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Race Report: A dominant performance by BMC Racing in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships’ Elite Men’s Team Time Trial saw the American-registered World Tour team retain their position as Team Time Trial World Champions.

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Come September 27, millions of cycling fans around the world will be glued to TV sets for one of the most hotly anticipated men’s elite World Championships in years, thanks to a punishing route that looks set to serve up an action-packed race.

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Having established some of the major obstacles in the way of Oleg Tinkov revolutionising cycling last week, this week I take a look at the possibilities should those hurdles not exist.

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I was originally only going to write this article if Tom Dumoulin did the unthinkable and won the 2015 Vuelta a Espana last weekend. And so imagine my dismay when watching Stage 20 the Dutchman slipped back – first by a handful of seconds, then a handful of minutes.

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Stage Results: With one final test in the Mountains on Stage 20 of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana it proved to be a bridge too far for race leader Tom Dumoulin (Giant – Alpecin) as Fabio Aru (Astana) danced away with the red jersey. Meanwhile, Ruben Plaza (Lampre – Merida) went on the attack early […]

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Only three stages left, but there is still much more to be written in this year’s Vuelta. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 19 of la Vuelta a Espana from 11:30pm (AEST).

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When the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) came out with their report on the state of cycling not too long ago, Brian Cookson admitted that doping was ‘endemic’ and promised to bring in certain reforms that we’ve still to see in the light of day.

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STAGE RESULTS Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche managed to out-sprint fellow breakaway survivor Haimar Zubeldia (Trek Factory Racing) to take victory on Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana.

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The day after the all important time trial will be another hilly stage with a potentially important final 25 kilometres for the general classification men.

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Stage Report: Giant-Alpecin’s Tom Dumoulin decimated the rest of the peloton by over a minute in the 38.7-kilometre individual time trial around Burgos to both claim the stage victory and regain the overall race lead.

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Oleg Tinkoff faces some serious challenges if he wishes to have a lasting impact on the sport of cycling. As discussed last week, he is talking big game, but will he bring it?

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After overcoming the high altitude mountain challenges of the past week, and recovering on yesterdays second rest day, the all important Stage 17 individual time trial will most probably be the last chance for general classification men.

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RESULTS Veteran Trek Factory Racing rider Frank Schleck managed to survive the breakaway and take his maiden Vuelta a Espana stage win on Stage 16 of the 2015 Vuelta.

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Along with the Stage 11 in Andorra, today’s stage will be among the toughest the peloton has faced so far in La Vuelta a Espana.

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Stage Results The 2015 Vuelta a Espana is poised on a knife’s edge after Joaqin Rodriguez managed to ride away in the final kilometers to take Stage 15’s summit finish at Alto del Sotres, gaining 15 seconds on race leader, Fabio Aru.

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