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Borghini blasts to victory

Elisa Longo Borghini soloed home to a spectacular victory in this year’s Women’s Tour of Flanders. She attacked 35km out and left the rest of the elite field trailing in her wake, winning with a 43 second margin. “I’m convinced that she was trying to destroy cobblestones rather than ride over them,” tweeted an ecstatic fan. The 23-year-old Italian rides for the Wiggle Honda team and was following up her imp ...

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Paris-Roubaix 2015 – a whiff of sulphur….

Photos by Author So what is it about this patch of northern Europe that leads young men to pain, bloodshed, suffering and toil? Fatuous, obviously, but one cannot quite dispel the neat rows of white headstones from the mind when mentally approaching the famous “Hell of the North.” Let’s remember it is not the famous cobbles, fearsome though they are, that gave the race that tag, but the devastation brought ...

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Nibali nibbles nobbly cobbles

If you were totally new to the world of professional cycling then at this time of year you'd be forgiven for thinking everyone who rides, watches or has even a passing interest in road cycling is obsessed with cobbles.  And you'd be correct. Just days after the brutal Paris-Roubaix astonished spectators and punished riders, reports are filtering through that last year's Tour de France winner is studying som ...

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Sky Cyclists Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas Top WorldTour Rankings

Geraint Thomas saw his ranking go up to the second spot in the UCI WorldTour after he won the E3 Harelbeke last Friday and nabbed the third place at the Ghent-Wevelgem last Sunday. Richie Porte, another Sky team member, holds the first place in the UCI WorldTour ranking. The Australian cyclist was able to push ahead to the top spot after he won the Volta a Catalunya last Sunday. Last month, Porte won Paris- ...

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Report Claims Astana to Lose WorldTour License

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Astana will lose its WorldTour license. The decision is to be formally announced on April 2 by the UCI’s license commission. The decision to revoke the license occurred last March. The newspaper, however, has been accused of providing a misleading report. Last Monday, the UCI issued a formal statement claiming that no final decision regarding the team’s license has ...

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Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead Wins the Trofeo Alfredo Binda Race in Italy

Lizzie Armitstead from the United Kingdom landed the first place in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, a one-day race that took place in Italy. This is her fourth win this season. The race took place in Cittiglio, a municipality in northern Italy. Armitstead beat the French world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot who came in second. The third place went to Dutch Anna Van Der Breggen. The 26-year-old champion was part ...

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Cancellara Promises to Return to Compete after Back Injury

Swiss bicycle racer Fabian Cancellara has made a promise to return to competing after he crashed at the E3 Harelbeke. Cancellara, a member of Trek Factory Racing, crashed last Friday during the early part of the race which was held in Belgium. He was brought to a local hospital where it was discovered that two minor fractures in his lower vertebrae resulted from the fall. The 34-year-old was instructed his ...

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Italian Military to get involved in dope testing

In what appears to be yet another chunk of evidence that Italians take their cycling extremely seriously, a division of the Italian Military has announced that they are going to take a larger role in dope testing professional cyclists.  You may have noticed that I said 'a larger role'.  Well spotted.  In Italy the NAS (Nuclei Antisofisticazione e Sanità), which is a police force that is technically a part o ...

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Froome says ‘yeah, why not’

Chris Froome, the 29 year old champion from Britain, is showing his willingness to compete in Tour de France 2015, though earlier he had hinted that he is more likely to compete in the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. Next years’ tour was described as a “tough test” by this 2013 champion, when the tour route was announced in October. Froome, the Captain of Team Sky, who is currently training in South Afri ...

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Contador coulda carked it

The Spanish star, Alberto Contador, is anything but resentful about crashing out of 2014’s Tour de France because he believes it could have been worse: he might have died. After breaking his right tibia (shinbone) during the 10th stage of the tour, and continuing to ride for nearly 20km, Contador eventually gave up. When asked about it, he said “When I think I was going 77kmph at the time and I only broke m ...

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