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Mike Northey wins in Britain

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July 22nd, ’14.  Mike Northey’s preparation for the Commonwealth Games has certainly taken a leap ... read more

Commonwealth catch up: Karen Hanlen

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 July 21st, '14.  Conquering obstacles might be par for the course when it comes to ... read more

Tour de France stages 14-15: Majka climbs to win as Bauer de

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 July 21st, ’14. Rafal Majka won the final day’s racing in the Alps; but the ... read more

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Simon Gerrans: Australian history maker

April 29th, ’14.  While our corner of the world slept just two nights ago, an Australian in Belgium was busy making history.  The 100th edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege saw Orica GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans take his first ever Ardennes Classic win, but more than that it was Australia's first ever victory in La Doyenne.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Gerrans grabs glory

Gerrans Leige 75April 28th, '14.  Australia’s Simon Gerrans has achieved what has until now been unattainable, the Orica GreenEDGE rider has at last won an Ardennes classic.  In a hectic finish that saw several riders vying for the win, Gerrans grabbed the win in the sprint ahead of Alejandro Valverde of Movistar and Michal Kwiatkowski of Omega Pharma-Quick Step.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege preview: the spring classics curtain falls
Dan Martin 75April 26th, '14.  The spring classics are nearly done.  In just a few days attention will cease to be on racing in Belgium, the cobbled classics of Wevelgem and Flanders, the Ardennes classics of Amstel Gold and Wallonne; and eyes will shift to three weeks in Italy, three weeks in France and the stage races between.
Giro del Trentino stage 4: Bennett takes 12th overall while Evans secures win

April 26th, '14.  The four day Giro del Trentino came to a close last night, with Cadel Evans of BMC Racing securing the overall win.  The Australian finished 41 seconds behind stage winner Mikel Landa of Astana, keeping enough time to remain in the pink leader's jersey.  

Fleche Wallonne: what they said . . .

April 25th, '14.  Ardennes classic number two is done, what did the riders and crew have to say about it?

Fleche Wallonne: Valverde soars in finale
Valverdo 75April 24th, '14.  Alejandro Valverde of Movistar has won Fleche Wallonne for the second time in his career.  The 33 year old last won the race back in 2006 and since then has come close often but this time he hit the jackpot, timing his effort on the Mur de Huy just right.
Giro del Trentino stage 1: BMC on form in opening team time trial
GIRO DEL TRENTINO  foto DANIELE Mosna282April 23rd, '14.  Daniel Oss of BMC Racing pulled on the first leader’s jersey of this year’s Giro del Trentino after his team blasted around the 14.3km course of the opening team time trial to win stage one by 5 seconds.  
Amstel Gold Race: what they said . . .

April 21st, 2014.  So after gathering their collective breaths after the final climb of the Mur de Huy, what did the riders and team staff themselves have to say at the end of the 49th Amstel Gold Race?

Fleche Wallonne preview: Mur matters

April 21st, '14.  The second of the three hilly classics around this time of the year, Fleche Wallonne is traditionally regarded as the slightly smaller of the three; but that is not to say that it lacks prestige, for it carries that in spades.  The race has a pretty predictable feel to it - the winning move is virtually always on the final ascent of the infamous Mur de Huy - who will have the legs to make the winning move is far less certain.

Amstel Gold Race: Gilbert for three
April 21st, '14.  There was nothing that anyone could do, once Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing decided he was going he was gone.  The Belgian former world champion attacked early on the final climb of the Cauberg and sailed away from all comers everywhere.
Amstel Gold Race preview: THE OUTSIDERS?

amstel-gold-race 75April 20th, 14It’s always a mighty difficult thing predicting a winner of a bike race.  Take the Amstel Gold Race for example.  There are some 200 riders there, all handpicked by their teams for this event, technically any of them could win.  

Tour du Loir stage 4: Guldhammer wins as Briggs keeps lead

April 20th, '14.  The penultimate stage of the Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost did live up to some of its expectations, with large time gaps between first and last place; but it was surprising to see that a large peloton still contested out the win on the difficult and testing course. 

Winston-Salem: Kiesanowski best placed Kiwi as Olds wins in sprint

April 19th, '14.  91km and nearly 5,000ft of climbing saw more than thirty of the original field drop out during the day’s racing, but for Ale Cipollini’s Shelley Olds the day was cause for celebration as she took just under two and a half hours to win the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic.

Tour du Loir stage 3: Briggs on song while McCormick soldiers through

April 19th, '14.  The 208km marathon stage of the Tour du Loir et Cher E Provost between Savigny and Vendome was destined to be a painful one and so it proved with almost five hours in the saddle for the stage winner Graham Briggs; who was fastest in a three-man sprint at the end of the day.

Amstel Gold Race: preview for the climbers' chapter
amstel-gold-race 75April 18th, '14.  The first Ardennes classic of the year is on the horizon with the Amstel Gold Race coming up on Sunday.  In this first preview RoadCycling takes a look at the principle contenders for victory in the Netherlands' biggest one-day race.
Brabantse Pijl - La Fleche Brabanconne: Gilbert grabs victory

Gilbert 75April 17th, 14No sooner have one set of classics finished than another have begun.  The cobbled classics of Harelbeke, Wevelgem, Flanders and Roubaix - designed for the all out strong men - have made way for the hilly classics of Brabanconne, Amstel Gold, Wallonne and co; designed for the more climber friendly.  

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