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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff grabs stage one of Driedaagse de Panne; Kristoff gains confidence through manner of his win; Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling; Tinkov on team’s and sport’s future: We need a boring, meticulous manager like Brailsford; Richie Porte:…

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Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde (2.HC)
Stage 1: De Panne > Zottegem - Stage Result
1. Kristoff Alexander
2. Debusschere Jens
3. Devolder Stijn
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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Porte Richie
2. Valverde Alejandro
3. Pozzovivo Domenico
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Richie Porte: “I’ve already had an incredible season but I want more”

Things are falling into place for Team Sky’s Richie Porte in 2015. As of Sunday the Australian time trial champion has six UCI-classified victories to his name, including overall victories in two, week-long WorldTour stage races: Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya. But Porte has his sights set on an even greater success this season:...

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Photo gallery: 2015 men’s Gent-Wevelgem

Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem made headlines not just because of Luca Paolini’s gutsy solo win — arguably the biggest victory of his career — but because of the horrendous conditions faced by the riders. Winds of up to 90km/h buffeted the riders as they covered the 240km from Deinze to Wevelgem via nine cobbled sectors. Team Sky’s...

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Latest News

Kimmage Fund: Final judgement rendered against Aaron Brown, former UCI Overlord owes $85 thousand and counting

Having been found liable for the missing Kimmage Fund by the Massachusetts Superior Court last October, the person responsible for its theft, Aaron Brown, has run out of time to lodge an appeal. As a result final judgement has been rendered against Brown, the former user of the UCI_Overlord persona. According to Bill Hue, a...

Dowsett announces plans to try to break Dennis’ world hour record

Having been forced to cancel his initial plan to target the world hour record on February 27 due to a collarbone fracture, Alex Dowsett has now announced a new date for the attempt. The British rider, who is racing with the Movistar team, will attack the record in Manchester on May 2. “I’m thrilled to...

Riis says goodbye to Tinkoff-Saxo; unclear if he hopes to continue in cycling

Issuing a brief statement in the wake of his parting of ways from the Tinkoff-Saxo team, Bjarne Riis has bid farewell to the squad he owned for more than a decade and said that he is stepping back from media contact until he works out what he will do next with his life. The former...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI – No decision has been made yet about Astana’s WorldTour licence; Astana team insists it is in “full compliance with the UCI’s ethical criteria”; McEwen on Ewan – “Who knows how far he can go?”; Bradley Wiggins will win Paris-Roubaix – Luca Paolini; Cyclist...

Astana team insists it is in “full compliance with the UCI’s ethical criteria”

Responding to a statement issued Monday which deemed inaccurate a media claim that the UCI’s Licence Commission had already decided to revoke the Astana team’s WorldTour licence, the squad has indicated it is fully committed to holding onto its slot. While the UCI said at the end of February that it wanted the Licence Commission...

UCI: No decision has been made yet about Astana’s WorldTour licence

Responding to claims made earlier on Monday by De Telegraaf, the UCI has denied suggestions that an outcome has already been reached in relation to the Astana team’s WorldTour licence. The Dutch newspaper reported that the UCI’s Licence Commission decided on March 20 that the team would be denied a WorldTour licence and also the...

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Latest Features

Garmin Forerunner 920XT review

Garmin recently added a new model to its Forerunner range, updating and expanding on the capabilities of the 910XT to yield the 920XT. Purpose-built for triathletes, this device may also appeal to cyclists that want a portable GPS device. In this review, Matt Wikstrom and Jonathan Reece take a closer look at all of its...

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) handily beat out the Rabo Liv pair of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen to the finish line in Cittiglio to win Trofeo Alfredo Binda. Armitstead’s win in the second round of the ten-race Women’s World Cup series combined with a seventh place finish at Ronde van Drenthe two weeks ago...

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McEwen on Ewan: “Who knows how far he can go?”

He’s a three time winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey and also clocked up twelve stage wins during his long professional career. Robbie McEwen is one of Australia’s best-ever riders and has given a thumbs up to what he has seen thus far from Caleb Ewan in his debut pro season. “He is...

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How does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling?

Today’s marketplace provides a wide variety of stem lengths and angles, allowing riders enormous flexibility for fine-tuning their reach to the handlebars. While comfort and an effective position trumps all other considerations, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the influence of stem length on the steering and handling of a road bike. Almost since...

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Tech

Garmin Forerunner 920XT review

Garmin recently added a new model to its Forerunner range, updating and expanding on the capabilities of the 910XT to yield the 920XT. Purpose-built for triathletes, this device may also appeal to cyclists that want a portable GPS device. In this review, Matt Wikstrom and Jonathan Reece take a closer look at all of its...

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How does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling?

Today’s marketplace provides a wide variety of stem lengths and angles, allowing riders enormous flexibility for fine-tuning their reach to the handlebars. While comfort and an effective position trumps all other considerations, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the influence of stem length on the steering and handling of a road bike. Almost since...

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Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review

Zipp’s 202 has evolved from a lightweight tubular wheelset to versatile carbon clincher. The company recently released a disc-equipped version of the 202 to appeal to performance-oriented riders that have migrated to road disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom considers the impact of road discs on the performance of the Firecrest 202...

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Roadtripping

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Roadtripping Thailand

A little earlier this year Perth riders Luke Pegrum and Oscar Thompson ventured to the Thai city of Chiang Mai to begin a week-long journey of self-discovery. Their goal was to complete the Mae Hong Son loop, a famous 600km motorcycle journey through the misty mountains of Northern Thailand, starting and finishing in Chiang Mai....

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Roadtripping Cairns

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We came together in Cairns as strangers or casual acquaintances to share in this adventure together. We quickly moved beyond the introductory chatter to discuss our hopes and our dreams and our fears. We shared our stories, connected easily because of our common passion. Together we pushed boundaries and redefined limits. As the kilometres ticked...

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Roadtripping Norway

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We’re excited to introduce the first instalment in our new “Roadtripping” series – a series of feature articles all about the joy of exploring some of the planet’s most amazing roads. In this first instalment we take a trip to Norway with Szymon “SzymonBike” Kotowski, Karol Michalski and Wojtek Kwiatek to experience some of the...

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Women's Cycling

Roundtable with Boels-Dolmans: First bike races and top tips

Ella CyclingTips spent last Saturday in northern Italy with Boels-Dolmans. We met the Dutch super squad at their hotel in Ternate and followed along as they pre-rode one lap of the Trofeo Binda course. The team is a hot commodity these days, and five of the six riders that started Sunday’s World Cup already have...

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Trofeo Alfredo Binda

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) handily beat out the Rabo Liv pair of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Anna van der Breggen to the finish line in Cittiglio to win Trofeo Alfredo Binda. Armitstead’s win in the second round of the ten-race Women’s World Cup series combined with a seventh place finish at Ronde van Drenthe two weeks ago...

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How To: Commute like a champ

Ella columnist Verita Stewart fell in love with cycling when she started to commute to work three years ago. And like many before her, Verita’s love for cycling quickly took on a life as its own. Although Verita now races at the top level of the sport in Australia, she continues the daily commute that...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part six

In recent months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this sixth instalment former world track champion Colin Sturgess, Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. Hi,...

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Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike

Cycling is a beautiful sport. We hear it all the time. We experience it when we ride and race. For the ever-increasing number of us that have caught the cycling bug, we know how happy cycling makes us. But what is it that makes us love cycling so much? Why are we so compulsively drawn to...

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Intermittent fasting for cyclists: does it work and should you try it?

Every year there’s a couple of diet trends that grab the public’s attention. If 2013 was paleo year, 2014 in Australia was all about Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and Intermittent Fasting, otherwise known as the 5:2 diet. We’ve previously covered LCHF diets and cycling performance, so in this article sports dietitian Alan McCubbin takes...

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