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Paris-Roubaix 2014: a look back

Niki Terpstra, winner of Paris-Roubaix 2014 (tdwsport.com)

Another great edition of the biggest classic of them all, and it was Niki Terpstra of Omega Pharma-Quick Step who took his first victory in Roubaix. Here’s a look back at yesterday’s events.  Read the rest of this entry »

Paris-Roubaix 2014

Paris-Roubaix 2013
Its the end of the cobbled season and probably the craziest race of the year. Can Cancellara break another record and go joint-top on four wins? Can Boonen win a fifth? Will Vanmarcke make the big step up? Here’s a look forward to tomorrow’s race.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ronde Van Vlaanderen 2014: a look back

Fabian Cancellara, Ronde 2014 (sirotti)
With a lot of crashes and a lot of tension and excitement, this was one of the best editions of De Ronde in recent memory. Fabian Cancellara made it three wins in Flanders as Omega Pharma-Quick Step failed big time. Here’s a look back at this season’s second Monument.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Ronde?

With De Ronde coming up on Sunday, here’s a look back at a classic edition of the race from 2003, my favourite (having watched every edition from 1996 onwards). The race was an interesting one, though not amazingly exciting. The fact that two of my (in retrospect) favourite riders contested the win makes it my favourite edition of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Milano-Sanremo 2014

MSR 2013 - snow
With the route getting altered this way and that, its back its Le Manie-less pre-2008 iteration. Another big difference from last year will be the weather – there’s no snow or freezing temperatures forecast. Here’s the  outlook for tomorrow’s race, the first Monument of the season and the longest race on the pro cycling calendar.
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A big end to the season

lombardia + worlds image
A new UCI President, a new World Champion, and the final important race of the season. A few other pieces of news too. Read the rest of this entry »

World Championships 2013

gilbert wins in 2012

So here we are, the time trial is later today, with the big one coming in a few days time. Tomorrow sees the UCI Congress, and hopefully the end of Pat McQuaid’s reign as UCI Chief. Here’s a preview of the Tuscany World Championships. Read the rest of this entry »

News Shorts: September 5th

sept 5 news shorts
The two major pieces of news in recent days: Euskaltel are saved! kinda, and an update on the bad boys from Farnese Vini.

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Vuelta a España 2013

Vuelta 2013 Map

What the Russians left behind: follow-up

Before I get back to normal posting, here’s some more news about the last post, about RusVelo. Read the rest of this entry »

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