Posts Tagged "Cycling"

It is no secret that the sport of cycling has a chequered past. We now know that throughout the 1990s and early 2000s doping was widespread in the sport.

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Six months is a long time. You could run eight Tours de France in that time, if you tried hard enough.

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Five years ago Cameron Meyer was one of the bright young stars in the Australian cycling constellation. Unfortunately shooting stars seldom shine the longest and 2015 looms as a year that defines his trajectory.

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The most successful Tour Down Under for the host nation in over a decade resulted in an all-Aussie podium and four Australian stage wins. Inconceivable as it sounds, Orica-GreenEDGE, Australia’s only ProTour team, were not part of this fanfare.

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For those who missed his comments on Monday, disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has been quoted as saying that if faced with the same situation as he was in in 1995, he “would probably do it [dope] again”.

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Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances in which he doped in 1995.

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Melbourne will be the focus of the international cycling community on Saturday night when South Australian rider Jack Bobridge attempts to break the hour world record.

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Tour Down Under organisers are adamant Australia’s top cycling race must retain its January holiday timeslot.

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The racing in this year’s Tour Down Under has been as good as I can remember. As always race director Mike Turtur made only subtle changes to the course, but his judgement was again spot on as those subtle changes proved decisive.

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Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis has won the Tour Down Under, beating compatriot Richie Porte by two seconds.

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Cadel Evans will retire from professional cycling with no regrets and no doubts that it is time to go.

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History is a powerful ally at the Tour Down Under, and today it’s firmly on Rohan Dennis’ side. The South Australian is poised to become the latest winner of the World Tour’s opening race of the season, and the third from South Australia.

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Australian Rohan Dennis has a two-second lead over compatriot Richie Porte after a pulsating fifth stage in the Tour Down Under.

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Bitter disappointment was mixed with great anticipation for Riche Porte after Saturday’s near-miss at the Tour Down Under.

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The penultimate stage of this year’s Tour Down Under is Stage 5, 151.5 kilometres from Mclaren Vale to Willunga Hill. Join me here on The Roar from 12:15pm (AEDT) for live coverage.

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With just 15 seconds separating first from tenth in the general classification, the Queen Stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under will once again be assuming its role as kingmaker.

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Rohan Dennis will ride to win the Tour Down Under, saying it is too risky to gift teammate Cadel Evans a fairytale title.

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You have to have to hand it to Dave Sanders, the man charged with moulding the seven riders chosen each year to form the UniSA team at the Tour Down Under.

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The 2015 Tour Down Under continues with a 144.5 kilometre-long from Glenelg to Mount Barker. Join The Roar from 2:00pm (AEDT) for live coverage of the fourth stage.

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Cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected any suggestion that fellow American Lance Armstrong should receive a reduction on his life ban.

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