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Thibaut Pinot previews his Jour Sans for 2017 Tour de France.

The French climber, who has had several bad days in the last two Tours, pointed to stage five as his most likely drop down and out of the GC ranking. The stage from Vittel to the summit finish at La Planche Des Belles Filles is a short but nasty test. It is only 5.9km in […]

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Prada fashion brand to buy Bianchi?

Not to be outflanked by famous fashion brand Louis Vitton’s plan to buy the iconic Italian bike company Pinarello, Prada announced they will purchase Bianchi. Analysts and industry expires were quick to see a trend developing. “Everybody wants in on the bike action. It’s like golf used to be only the bikes are five, ten grand. That […]

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Doha Worlds: Sagan saves pro cycling again.

Peter Sagan tried hard to pass the spotlight. In the giddy post-race interview just after winning the UCI World Championship Road Race in Doha, Qatar, Sagan attempted to get the press to interview his brother, and teammate, Juri Sagan. With a shy smile and a shake of the head, his brother Juri said no, “He is […]

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Playing craps in the Doha desert.

Sprinter Michael Matthew says the World Road Race Championship in Doha, Qatar is a crap shoot. He’s right — though he left out a few qualifiers. It’s a brutally dry and hot, 250K, potentially windy, mega roundabout crap shoot. The experts are all over the map: some vote for Sagan some for Cavendish, some are […]

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The deserted desert World Championships

The photos on the Sticky Bottle website from the World Championships in Doha, Qatar are shocking. This is the the culminating event of the season, prestigious rainbow jerseys, the best pro bikes racers in the world, the Superbowl and World Cup of cycling, and there isn’t a single fan to be seen. Somehow the complete absence of an […]

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The Rise of the Rapha Killers

Rapha is genius. You’d find few people who would argue that Rapha invented a whole new cycling retail atmosphere. And that term captures the brilliance of the marketing and storytelling. The moody landscapes, the poetic hardship, the honest suffering, the joy in the journey. In terms of pure branding, Rapha was the king, the only […]

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Doha World’s race bike. Pedal your camel!

Get ready to rumble in the desert. The UCI and metro dollars galore are bringing the World Championship Road Race Championships to Doha in Qatar. Woo-hoo! While some riders will be using special handlebar-mounted fans and air conditioners to try and beat the blistering 40 Celsius, 103 Fahrenheit temperatures, the UCI will also provide special […]

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Bradley Wiggins publishes new book on TUE

While initially Bradley Wiggins played down the controversy over his usage of Temporary Use Exemptions as “nothing new here.” the former Tour de France champion has now published a new book on the subject. “Bradley wants to clear up the whole Fancy Bear hacked TUE discussion. It’s too complicated to do in a TV interview or […]

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Riders to use handlebar air conditioner in Doha world championships

Temperatures for the World Road Championships in Doha, Qatar may well be over 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 celsius). Already the governing body of the sport, the UCI, is taking precautions. If the temperatures are deemed to deadly, the men’s road race may be shorted to just 150 kilometers. They’re preparing ice for every team and […]

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