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Boasson Hagen goes big in Oman.

So far the 2016 pro cycling season has given us two feel good stories. First, the literal one, sprinter Marcel Kittel has recovered from a lost year of sickness and is winning races from Dubai to the Volta ao Algarve. The second feel-good narrative is the quiet Norwegian Edvard Boasson Hagen of Dimension Data. Last year after […]

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Millar names vacation cycling tour dream team

This week former pro cyclist David Millar named his all-time dream team and set off a firestorm of criticism. Since five of his nine riders had doped during their careers, many questioned Millar’s sense of ethics and the recent decision by British Cycling to bring him on as a mentor for young riders. Millar had selected Mark Cavendish, […]

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Uran’s hair severely mussed in wind tunnel mishap.

While the extensive wind tunnel work done by Pierre Rolland yielded nothing but positive results, Cannondale teammate Rigoberto Uran wasn’t so lucky. The Colombian GC rider suffered a major change in hairstyle after the buckle on his aero helmet accidentally snapped   while the winds in the tunnel inexplicably hit maximum speeds. The helmet flew off, exposing his hair […]

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UCI to check for cyborgs.

UCI president Brian Cookson has made it clear that mechanical doping will not be tolerated. Now he has taken steps to ensure that no cyborgs will infiltrate the pro peloton. “We’re taking cyborgs seriously and I say to anyone who is half cyclist, half machine, you will be caught,” said Cookson, speaking to reporters at […]

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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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