Roquetas de Mar - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Simon CLARKE (Australien / Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale) -  Bauke Mollema (NED - Trek - Segafredo) pictured during 3rd La Vuelta ciclista a España (2.UWT) Stage 5 from Granada to Roquetas de Mar (188.7 KM - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018

Clarke thinks his way to big win at Vuelta.

Simon Clarke (EF-Education First-Drapac) put all his skills on display in taking a masterful win on stage five in the Vuelta a Espana. He was smart, composed, tactical and cold-blooded in beating Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Alessandro De Marchi (BMC racing) as the three raced into Roquetas de Mar after a long day in the breakaway. […]

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Nice guy finishes first

King takes first grand tour stage win at Vuelta.

Ben King (Dimension Data) is one of the true nice guys in pro cycling. Go on twitter and you’ll read tributes on his Vuelta stage win from people all over the cycling world — a class act, one of the good guys, well-deserved. “I set winning a grand tour stage as a goal for myself […]

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Dennis in red

Dennis wins time trial and first red jersey in Vuelta.

The Helta Skelta Vuelta is underway. BMC’s Rohan Dennis won the short 8 kilometer speed race around Malaga by six seconds over Team Sky’s GC hope Michal Kwiatkowski. Let’s rough that in as a little over a second faster per kilometer for the Australian time trial specialist. Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) finished a second further back […]

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More bad luck for Porte

Porte injures “signing” hand moments before new contract.

It’s been a year of hard luck for Tasmanian Richie Porte. Once again he crashed out of the Tour de France on the exact stage that he crashed out in last year’s edition of the French grand tour. To add insult to injury, Porte, now back in training for an attempt at the Vuelta a […]

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Where's my lawyer?

Nibali and Bahrain attack Tour

Vincenzo Nibali hoped to win the 2018 Tour de France; now he can only hope to sue it. The Italian and his Bahrain-Merida squad are moving forward with legal action against the Tour based on the poor safety precautions in the race. Nibali crashed on a narrow section of road near the top of Alp […]

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Cycling - Tour de France - Teams Presentation - La Roche-sur-Yon, France - July 5, 2018 - AG2R La Mondiale rider Romain Bardet of France arrives at the teams presentation.

Bardet and Tour de France reality

After a second and third place overall in the Tour de France, the Frenchman had a right to dream. AG2R’s Romain Bardet had been on the podium in 2016 and 2017 and with another year of experience and intense commitment perhaps this season would find him at the top step — ahead of Chris Froome […]

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The view from the top

I rode my bike without wearing technical apparel. The shocking, true story.

I woke up Saturday morning with the plan to ride my mountain bike. I’d left work early on Friday afternoon, driving four hours up to my place in Truckee, California in the Sierra Mountains. The weather was clear and sunny — which was a lucky thing since it had been smoky during the week thanks […]

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Die Hard with the Boss?

Lane Armstrong auditioning for Die Hard 6 movie?

Burning Hollywood question: was it a mountain bike crash or a screen test for an action movie? Right after retired and banned pro cyclist Lance Armstrong crashed hard, he posted a graphic picture of his bloody, ripped up face on his Instagram account. Was that a little social media moment for his 3.41 million followers […]

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BMC's Bookwalter

BMC’s Bookwalter on cycling journalism. Where is that middle?

BMC Racing’s Brent Bookwalter just did a great post in Velonews entitled Meeting the Media in the Middle. It was a thoughtful and even-handed attempt to explain his side of the story (literally) and how he thinks the media should handle interviews and stories. Three things stuck out of me. The first being his frustration […]

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Loads of advice for Thomas

Bradley Wiggins’ advice for Geraint Thomas avoiding Tour winner insanity

  Geraint Thomas won the Tour de France. It’s insane, his life is going to change, forces of people will accost him at every moment. But fear not. Former Tour winner Bradley Wiggins has some sure-fire steps for avoiding all those annoying people. Never walk down the street without sunglasses and a wig. Never wear […]

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