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Valverde, Hermans take the spoils, Armstrong returns - Weekend Wrap

Alejandro Valverde and Lance Armstrong on the podiums of races? Don’t worry you’re not having flashback to the mid-2000s but both riders made the …

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Contador to work for Mollema in Abu Dhabi Tour

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has confirmed that although he will be racing the Abu Dhabi Tour, he will not be leading Trek-Segafredo there: …

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Three gold medals from Cali Track World Cup for Australia

Australian's first Track World Cup of 2017 proved a successful outing with three gold medals on the velodrome in Cali, Colombia. Gold went to Sam …

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Roompot aiming for Tour Down Under invite in 2018

Dutch Pro Continental outfit Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij has only been on the scene since 2015 but in two short seasons, the 'orange' team has …

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Contador fails to dislodge Valverde from lead in Ruta del Sol

As he soaked up the applause on the final podium of the Ruta del Sol on Sunday, Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was left reflecting on the …

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Armstrong, Hincapie, Vande Velde and Casey reunite for 24 Hours of Old Pueblo

Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and Dylan Casey, reunited as teammates for the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo mountain bike race, …

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Valverde celebrates 100th career win at Ruta del Sol

The heavy rain showers and gusting wind that plagued the final stage of the Ruta del Sol could not stop Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) from …

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Aru hits the ground running at Tour of Oman

In the early years of his career, Fabio Aru (Astana) seemed almost to have been hot-housed as a Grand Tour contender, racing only sparingly in the …

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More motorbike drafting complaints at Volta ao Algarve

More riders have spoken out about motorbike drafting at the Volta ao Algarve, with many saying the peloton received assistance in reeling in the …

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Boonen looks forward to ‘first real race’ of Classics season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The countdown continues apace, and doesn’t Tom Boonen know it. Speaking ahead of the final stage of the Tour of Oman in Muscat on Sunday, the …

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Uran to return to Tour de France in 2017

Rigoberto Urán (Cannondale-Drapac) has decided to switch his Grand Tour objectives this year from the Giro d’Italia, where he has twice finished …

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Haas stung by removal of Cauberg from Amstel Gold Race

After spending much of December seeking out Antipodean replicas of the Cauberg as he trained amid the Adelaide hills, Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) …

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Coquard doubles 2017 win count with victory in Ruta del Sol

After three days for the mountain specialists and time triallists, a tricky final kilometre in the Ruta del Sol's stage 4 could not stop French fast …

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Valverde predicts battle with Contador will come down to last metre of Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) may have had a relatively quiet stage defending his narrow one second overall lead in the Ruta del Sol on Saturday, but …

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Contrasting fortunes for Bardet and Aru on Green Mountain

For previous generations, the climb through the pine trees of Mont Faron or the snow-banked lower slopes of Mont Ventoux often served a roughly …

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Ben Hermans boosts his stature in BMC team with Green Mountain victory

Ben Hermans went up Green Mountain on Saturday afternoon looking to hold onto the red jersey at the Tour of Oman. He came back down it with his …

Water crossing causes mass pile-up in Tour of Oman

Yes, there is water in the desert, and some of it caused some mayhem on stage 5 of the Tour of Oman, when a large portion of the peloton crashed …

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Barguil looks to boost Classics performances in 2017

Asking Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) to compare his current condition to that of 12 months ago is almost an irrelevance - given in February 2016 he …

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Greipel complains about Roglic drafting at Volta ao Algarve - News shorts

Greipel criticises moto driver for allowing Roglic to draft<p>Andre Greipel questioned the fairness of Primoz Roglic’s jump into the leader’s jersey at …

Belgian Classics to take anti-terrorism precautions

Race organisers in Belgium are reacting to world events and uneasiness by taking steps to prevent any possible terrorist attacks on the upcoming …

Valverde preaches caution after regaining lead in Ruta del Sol

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) turned in a blisteringly strong time trial performance to regain the overall Ruta del Sol lead, albeit by one second, …

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Ruta del Sol: Dogs in road caused Contador to brake early on in time trial

Sitting at the top steps of the Trek-Segafredo team bus just minutes after losing the Ruta del Sol lead to Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by a scant …

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No fractures for Izagirre after Ruta del Sol crash

Spanish time trial champion Ion Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) crashed out of the Ruta del Sol in Friday's third stage, but the 28-year-old appears to …

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Tour of Oman: Kudus takes aim at Green Mountain

Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) showcased his early-season form with a fine display on the Mas de la Costa climb at the recent Vuelta a la Comunitat …

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De Plus cameo hints at future as leading man

Laurens De Plus had extra motivation when he went on the offensive on the stiff climb to the finish at Quriyat on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman. Back …

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Kristoff off to another flying start with three victories so far this season

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) is catching up with himself. A year ago, the Norwegian enjoyed a sparkling start to the season, clocking up five …

Tiernan-Locke retires from cycling

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has put an end to his cycling career, saying he no longer has the time nor motivation, telling the <i>Exeter Herald Express</i> that …

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Alberto Contador adds Abu Dhabi to race program

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has added the Abu Dhabi Tour to his early season race program, where he will face riders of the calibre of Fabio …

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Ruta del Sol GC battle heats up with time trial

The leader’s jersey at the Ruta del Sol has been on two different riders in the opening two days of the Ruta del Sol. It could well change hands …

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UAE Abu Dhabi name strong team for Abu Dhabi Tour

Team UAE Abu Dhabi has named a strong outfit for its home WorldTour race, next week's Abu Dhabi Tour. The newly created team will have a strong squad …

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