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Helen Ruth Baillie-Strong: a result like this is huge for me

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Nov 30th, ’15.  The name Helen Ruth Baillie-Strong has been one that has been at ... read more

Dion Smith - the break worked really well together

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Nov 30th, ’15.  Having been crowned Holden Men’s Classic winner 2015, Dion Smith took a ... read more

Dion Smith wins Holden Men’s Classic

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Nov 28th, ’15.  Dion Smith had to count on a last gasp sprint finish to ... read more


Greipel makes it four as Chris Froome wins the 2015 Tour de France
Stage 21 - Andre Greipel 150July 27th, ’15.  Chris Froome has become the first Briton in history to win two Tours de France, and the only Brit to win both the Tour and polka dot jersey in Tour history.  Andre Greipel won the final stage ahead of Bryan Coquard and Alexandre Kristoff as Mark Cavendish was caught out in the wet finish without his usual lead out train.
Chris Froome comes under fire but holds on in Alps
Stage 20 - Thibaut Pinot 150July 26th, ’15.  Chris Froome came under fire in a big way in the Alps as Nairo Quintana pushed him to the limits in stages 19-20 of the Tour de France, but as Vincenzo Nibali and Thibaut Pinot redeemed their Tour 2015, the yellow jersey remained in British hands on the eve of Paris.
Bardet wins in French 1-2
Stage 18 - Romain Bardet 150July 24th, ’15.  A feast of climbing for the remaining riders in the Tour de France gave the French reason to smile for the second time this Tour as Romain Bardet took the win in a French 1-2 ahead of Pierre Rolland, as Chris Froome relinquished the KOM jersey but not yellow as he finished with the main contenders.
What happened to Tejay van Garderen?

Stage 12 - chase group 150July 23rd, ’15.  Six riders failed to make it to the finish line of stage 17 in the Tour de France.  One of them didn’t start, but it was the absence of Tejay van Garderen at the finish line that caused the most heartache as the rider previously occupying third place overall was forced to withdraw.

Geschke wins, Contador loses ground as the Alps kick off
Stage 17 - Simon Geschke 150
July 23rd, ’15.  Simon Geschke has claimed GIANT-Alpecin’s first stage win of the 2015 Tour de France.  While we’re accustomed to seeing them notch up sprint wins, this time their debut win came on the top of Pra-Loup after the first big day in the Alps.
Ruben Plaza wins in Gap
Stage 16 - Ruben Plaza 150July 21st, ’15.  Ruben Plaza has become the latest rider to deny Peter Sagan a stage win in this year’s Tour de France.  While Sagan continued to tighten his grip on the maillot vert, there was nothing he could do to stop Plaza from winning solo in stage 16 of the Tour.
First win for MTN-Qhubeka as Greipel makes it a hat trick
Stage 15 - Andre Greipel 150July 20th, ’15.  Stephen Cummings took MTN-Qhubeka’s first ever stage win at the Tour de France on Mandela Day, while Andre Greipel took his ninth career Tour stage win in Valence today, equalling his most successful Tour tally in 2012.
Greg Van Avermaet denies Sagan
Stage 13 - Greg Van Avermaet 150July 18th, ’15.  Greg Van Avermaet has become the latest name to deny Peter Sagan a stage win at the 2015 Tour de France.  BMC Racing scored their third win courtesy of the Belgian with Jan Bakelants in third place and the GC contenders close behind.
Rodriguez wins as attacks fly on Plateau de Beille
Stage 12 - Joaquim Rodriguez 150July 17th, ’15.  The heavens opened and attacks flew in stage 12 of the Tour de France, as Chris Froome was forced on the defensive under the bombardment from his rivals.  Joaquim Rodriguez took the stage, but Contador, Nibali, Quintana and co - try as they might - could do nothing to shake the maillot jaune.
Rafal Majka wins at Cauterets
Stage 11 - Rafal Majka 150July 16th, ’15.  Rafal Majka took a fine solo win at the end of stage 11 of the Tour de France.  The stage to Cauterets that saw the field take on the mythical climbs of the Col d’Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet, saw Majka win alone by a minute over Daniel Martin.
Froome and the Team Sky masterstroke
Stage 10 - Chris Froome 150July 15th, ’15.  The first Pyrenean summit finish of the 2015 Tour de France saw a masterful performance from Team Sky that delivered Chris Froome to his first stage win of the Tour in a manner that decimated the field behind him.  Teammate Richie Porte was second with Nairo Quintana third.

Topsy turvy Tour de France
Stage 3 - Greg Henderson 150July 14th, ’15.  We are nine stages into the biggest cycle race on the planet and I don’t think many can say that it’s been happening exactly as we expected it to.  Time gaps have been large and we’ve not even hit the mountains, bones have been broken and Kiwis have had to leave the Tour.  Check out our review of the Tour 2015.
Vuillermoz & BMC win as rest day looms
Stage 9 - Chris Froome 150July 13th, ’15.  As we come to the end of act 1 of the 2015 Tour de France the maillot jaune on the shoulders of Chris Froome is in an ever more promising position.  Alexis Vuillermoz won stage 8 on the Mur-de-Bretagne while BMC Racing took the team time trial by just 1 second from Team Sky; with Tinkoff-Saxo and Astana losing significant ground.
Luca Paolini tests positive for cocaine
Stage 3 - Luca Paolini 150July 11th, ’15.  Katusha’s Luca Paolini has been removed from the Tour de France following a positive test for cocaine.  
Jack Bauer on his exit from the Tour
Stage 1 - Jack Bauer 150July 11th, ’15.  Cannondale-Garmin’s Jack Bauer crashed out of the Tour de France during stage 5 to Amiens.  Today Jack told RoadCycling what happened on the road that led to the decision that no Tour rider wants to make.
Cav breaks his drought
Stage 7 - Mark Cavendish 150July 11th, ’15.  Mark Cavendish has won his first Tour de France stage since 2013.  The Manx missile who crashed out on day 1 of the Tour last year, overcame the in form Andre Greipel and the always close Peter Sagan in the finale.

Greg Henderson withdraws from the Tour de France
Stage 1 - Greg Henderson close up 150July 11th, ’15.  Greg Henderson opted not to start stage 7 of the Tour de France.  After his crash on day 3 of the Tour that finished on the Mur de Huy Greg has been battling with two broken ribs amongst other injuries sustained.  But now he has made the decision to withdraw.
Stybar wins as yellow goes down & out
Stage 6 - Zdenek Stybar 150July 10th, ’15.  Zdenek Stybar completed a day of mixed emotions for Etixx-Quick Step.  The cyclocross star who has proven himself to be very much at home on the road, took the solo win today as teammate and maillot jaune Tony Martin hit the deck with Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali.
Greipel makes it two in Amiens as Bauer crashes out
Stage 5 - Andre Greipel 150July 9th, ’15.  Andre Greipel has done it again.  The German has won his second stage of this year’s Tour de France, fending off Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish to establish himself as the Tour’s in form sprinter right now.  Tony Martin remains in yellow, but Jack Bauer is out of the Tour de France.
Tony Martin wins and claims yellow on cobbles
Stage 4 - Tony Martin 150July 8th, ’15.  Tony Martin took solo victory and the yellow jersey on stage 4 of the Tour de France.  After the feared cobblestones split some of the GC challengers up even further apart.  Martin finished ahead of John Degenkolb and Peter Sagan who led the bunch home.
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