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Team Sky had a lovely day, and didn’t home empty handed.

They were almost there; so close that they could almost taste victory had they stuck their tongues out. Team Sky would have won their second consecutive bronze in the World Team Time Trial in Ponferrada had it not been for the defending champions, Omega Pharma – Quickstep getting to the finish just two measly seconds. But say what you want, this is the clash of the gods and every second counts. Team Sky per ...

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Laura will trot all the way to glory!

One of the weirdest feelings and dilemmas in the sporting world is competing with your teammates in an international event; having experienced a plethora of emotions together, things are obviously messy when you want to whizz by past one of your best friends in a time trial, but oh well – c’est la vie! Laura Trott feels that only bragging rights are at stake in such situations and that everybody’s main aim ...

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Alex Dowsett is now a Movi-star!

Nothing beats UCI Rad World Championship time trial preparations like finding out that you just scored a three year contract with Movistar – the Spanish Would Tour team. Except bacon; bacon beats everything! But congratulations, Alex Dowsett on bouncing back from missing the Tour de France spot and winning the Commonwealth gold in Glasgow; you are truly a time trial god! (So please bless us with a lifetime ...

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Cadel says ‘smell ya later’

The only Aussie to win the Tour de France has broke the news that he will retire by February 2015. The 37 year old, Tour de France winner of 2011, told that Tour Down Under will be his last race and he would also ride for inaugural event of Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road’s one-day race. He accepted the fact that possibility of him winning any Grand Tour has gone and this will be the perfect time for him to qu ...

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Cancellara says ‘do me a lemon’ regarding the World Championships time trial

Swiss professional bicycle racer skips the time trial to put his attention into World’s Championships Road Race on Sunday, which he considers his only major title missing from his achievements collection. Wednesday’s time trial was also the last race in the 33 year-old's preparation for Spanish Ponferrada UCI Road World Championships- in a contest that stretches to much earlier before July. Cancellara has b ...

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Jens Voigt to race Chris Boardman (kinda)

German professional cyclist Jens Voigt looks forward to breaking the iconic “hour record” set by Czech Rider in a Swiss cycling arena on coming 18 September. The current highest mileage hour record was set by Chris Boardman in 1996 when he rode 56.375km using the now outlawed “Superman positioning technique”. In 2005, Ondrej Sosenka set the current record of 49.700 km using still lawful cycling methods. Voi ...

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UCI to get dope on dope

New plans to form international anti-doping units will be formed in 2015 to provide equality in all cases, this was announced by UCI in a press release. The new independent body will be held responsible by UCI to deal with all doping cases involving international riders which are currently being handled by their respective national federations. This new decision is a followup of series of doping cases by th ...

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Lizzie Armitstead defends several things at once (and wins)

Lizzie Armitstead continues to be one of the favourites for the women’s cycling road race on Saturday in Ponferrada, Spain after successfully defending Great Britain’s selection policy for the world road championships’s players. Britain’s former national womens champion Emma Pooley and Joanna Rowsell criticized the British national cycling team for not selecting any riders to take part in “Elite Women’s Tim ...

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Tour of Yorkshire is GO. Lad.

Three stage cycling race arranged by Amaury’s Sports Organization will be held in Yorkshire during the timespan of 1-3 May 2015 , after getting confirmation on next year’s UCI calendar. Co-organizer of this cycling event “The Tour of Yorkshire” will be the official tourism agency of traditional county of Yorkshire “Welcome to Yorkshire”, considering the fact that they successfully arranged Grand Depart of t ...

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Clip-in, Strap-on

As that well known saying goes: once you go clipless, you can't go back ... less. Being clipped into a bike gives the the rider many benefits, including a feeling of more control and connectedness to the bike, and efficiency when going up hills. However, a problem many find with clipless pedals is the choice of shoes - having to be slave to what exactly shoes you own. And there a few nice ones (DZR particul ...

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