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Does Boonen have enough orange juice to win Omloop?

That’s the burning question and we have a bit of true marketing genius from Lidl to thank for this recalibrating metaphor. The juice company (my assumption) put together a clever video with Boonen clipped in to his bike on a stationary setup attached to a large bucket of oranges and a juicing machine. The faster and […]

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Ian Boswell’s private tutor: Professor Chris Froome.

Sky’s young American Ian Boswell is one lucky camper. He just scored himself a private one-on-one training block in South Africa with Chris Froome. It’s a Masters Class taught by the two time Tour de France winner and reigning champion. The original idea was that several riders would join Froome riding around the home roads in the Mpumalanga […]

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CRASH! Rider safety goes down hard again.

A speed bump in the last 150 meeting coming into a fast left hand turn in a sprint finish? Really, seriously, honestly? That was the situation on stage two of the Tour de La Provence — or le tour du speed bump. The inevitable crash took out a half dozen riders and by amazing good […]

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Voeckler’s tongue triumphs in Provence

French darling Thomas Veockler, who hasn’t won a race since 2013, used his fresh legs and trademark tongue to gain victory in stage 1 of the inaugural Tour de la Provence. The Direct Energie star admitted that his lack of results had forced him to go back to basics. “In looking at old photos and video […]

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Omloop Faves

Took a read through Cyclingweekly’s preview this morning, looking over the favorites for the first cobbled classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. No surprises as far as the favorites go with Sagan, Niki Terpstra, BMC’s power duo Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet and 35 year old Tom Boonen making the star list. For some odd reason, probably […]

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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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