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BMC’s Philippe Gilbert discovers teamwork!

We know that Philippe Gilbert is old school when it comes to training. That was a shocking discovery that BMC’s Allan Peiper made when he came on board to raise the performance bar. After Gilbert’s win in the Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia (Hmm, the VCRM?) it was clear that late in his career, he’s […]

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Shocker: Colorado cancelled.

Shock followed by, well, more shock, disbelief, dismay, alarm, panic, list goes on. The 2016 edition of the wildly popular US Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado has been cancelled. While the financial issues around a lack of sponsor dollars have been present since day one, the race itself received the full adulation of Colorado fans. I had […]

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Horner, lungs and lupus.

The Smiler has landed — or maybe we should call him the Cougher. 44 year old Chris Horner, the first American to win the Vuelta a Espana back in 2013, has found a new team for the 2016 season. He signed for Lupus Racing and that’s the ideal operation for a man with lung problems who […]

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Kittel makes grade in Qatar.

On stage down in the Qatar, sprinter Marcel Kittel proved his was back, winning the sprint and beating rival Mark Cavendish. After a lost year of illness and questions about his motivation, the big German answered the critics and doubter. However it was on stage 3, the climb up to the Hatta Dam, that Kittel […]

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Dan Martin’s unintentional backhand

We were happy to see that Dan Martin, after a disappointing 2015 campaign, got his new season off to a rousing start. In stage 2 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valencia, he delivered a nice solo win, beating Jesus Herrada (Movistar) by two seconds at the top of the Alto de Fredes. What was notable, besides […]

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Van den Driessche family in production on reality TV show

According to one source in London, the Van den Driessche family has agreed to a reality TV show based on the recent dramatic events surrounding their activities in and around the world of pro cycling, doping and exotic birds. Daughter Femke has become instantly famous as the first pro rider caught for motorized doping at […]

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Motorized Doping. How far does the metaphor go?

It’s a strange term, motorized doping. First it was just a clever twist on your standard pharma doping but nobody other than conspiracy theorists and chat board rumor-hounds paid much attention. It was cycling comedy, a kind of dark humor that only a sport with a dark past could appreciate. Now, it’s actual fact. The UCI […]

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Pozzato retiring in two years. Wasn’t he already?

Filippo Pozzato of the Italian Southeast team announced he will retire after the 2017 season. There’s an argument that Pozzato has been retired since 2012 but nobody actually seems to have told him. The man has had three victories since 2013. Once a star, his fade was fast. In his last few years he was […]

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UCI website hacked OR NOT? Subliminal ASO message?

According to several news sources, the official UCI Facebook page was hacked over a period of several hours on Friday. Nefarious individuals inserted several risqué videos in the UCI timeline panel including one on twerking, a second called Blind for Booty and a third featuring the buxom charms of the two Dribble Dancers. “As you may have […]

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Sky stunned by Cannondale kit victory. Re-design in works?

Team Sky learned this morning that cyclingnews.com readers had voted Cannondale as the best WorldTour kit of 2015. The final point totals were close with the Argyle Armada’s bright green taking 11,977 points while the British squad garnered 11,663 point. The winning margin of 314 votes was a bitter and unexpected defeat for a team […]

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Giant-Alpecin considers safety bikes after collision.

Six riders from the Giant-Alpecin WorldTour squad were injured Saturday in Spain when a 73 year old Englishwoman driving on the wrong side of the road plowed into them. American Chad Haga was airlifted to a nearly hospital and Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo champion John Degenkolb nearly lost a finger and is sidelined for at […]

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Haga takes commanding lead in UCI Humor points

After his overall victory in the Tour Down Under, Orica GreenEdge’s Simon Gerrans is the early season leader in UCI points with 670. A solid start to the season but nothing compared to the commanding lead the American rider Chad Haga has taken in the UCI Character Humor competition. In the aftermath of a horrid car […]

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Viviani goes crazy in San Luis.

According to news reports down in Argentina, top sprinter Elia Viviani, riding for the Italian National Team, went berserk when his supposed lead-out man Jakub Mareczko turned on him like a traitor. Depending on what and who you believe, Mareczko did or did not have the right to ride his own race. In fact, Mareczko himself can’t seem […]

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