Posts Tagged "Cycling"

Bill Murray was brilliant in Groundhog Day, playing the cantankerous Phil, the weatherman who woke up every day in the same day, trapped in a town he hated, a fate that drove him to several hilarious and always failed suicide attempts.

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Cadel Evans and Phil Anderson lead an all-star honorary cycling line-up named in honour of Australia’s centenary at the Tour de France.

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Lots of exclamation marks in that title but they were a necessity, not a luxury, because all three of these topics – in what has been a decidedly slow week in cycling – deserve them!

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Tonight Cycling Australia will announce its nine-man Tour de France ‘Team of the Century’ at its annual awards night in Melbourne.

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In recognition of the first Australian to ever ride the Tour de France, Cycling Australia have planned to name a nine-man team – the Australian Team of the century.

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Stage 18 of the 2011 Tour de France, and Thomas Voeckler was fighting a daily battle to hold onto the yellow jersey. Cadel Evans was in second and hotly tipped to be in the prime position to snatch the lead from Voeckler that day.

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If competitors thought the course was tough at the national time trial championships earlier this year, they are going to hate what’s in store for them this time around.

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We had a decision to make. The 2013 winner of the Taiwan KOM Challenge had arrived on the start line of the race fresh from a doping suspension, causing heated debate on internet as to the validity of his victory.

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Simon Gerrans has extra motivation to keep the national road champion’s jersey off the back of fellow Australian cycling star Cadel Evans.

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With many riders already deep in the pre-season training we take a look at some of the biggest transfers ahead of the 2015 season – including Peter Sagan, Nicolas Roche and Bauke Mollema.

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It might be pro road cycling’s off-season, but the traditional Aussie summer thwack of leather on willow is now competing with the sounds of spinning freewheels and the insistent clacking of plastic cleats on cafe floors.

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Are you a member of the pro-peloton’s mainly anonymous army of domestiques? Are you sick and tired of your team’s flamboyant sprinter or whippet like climber getting all of the attention?

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Many of Australian cycling’s greatest names are contenders for a Tour de France team of the century.

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Oh cycling, I love you, but I hate you.

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Last week the route for next year’s inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was unveiled by the great man himself.

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There is big news for Tasmanian cycling fans. The 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome will join his Sky teammate Richie Porte in the Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic next month.

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Imagine this scenario. You’re riding down the street on a group ride. You turn to chat to the guy next to you and as you do you front wheel rubs the rear wheel of the guy ahead of you.

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When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.

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Chris Froome has folded. He took one look at the turn of the cards from the house and he figured he just couldn’t beat the odds. He’s out, off to Italy instead to take his chances there.

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The only thing that bothers Cadel Evans about retirement is crying.

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