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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Martin wins Tour de France stage four with panache, takes yellow jersey; Sprinters shine on Giro Rosa stage four as Megan Guarnier keeps pink; Oleksandr Polivoda wins stage 3 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake; Rick Zabel wins stage 3 of the Tour of Austria;…

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Martin wins Tour de France stage four with panache, takes yellow jersey

It’s been an exercise in persistence and determination. Tony Martin has been sitting second overall in the Tour de France since taking the runner-up slot in Saturday’s time trial, hovering just off the lead as first Rohan Dennis, then Fabian Cancellara, and then Chris Froome took over the yellow jersey. However, after starting stage four...

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CyclingTips Tour de France Podcast: Episode 2

The CyclingTips Tour de France team has been on the road for the past three days, following the race as it made its way from The Netherlands and down into Belgium. We sat down after the first three stages to digest the race so far, consider some of the memorable moments from the bike race...

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Sprinters shine on Giro Rosa stage four as Megan Guarnier keeps pink

It was an all Italian podium on stage four of the Giro Rosa. Annalisa Cucinotta (Alé Cipollini) proved quickest in Pozzo d’Adda, besting Marta Bastianelli (Aromitalia-Vaiano) and Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal) to the line. Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) was best of the rest in fourth place. “The sprint was quite stressful,” said Cecchini, the Italian...

Froome loses yellow but ‘couldn’t have asked to be in a better position’

CAMBRAI, France (CT) – After a single day in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, Chris Froome (Sky) has relinquished the overall lead. But the Kenyan-born Brit appears unconcerned about slipping to second place on the general classification – the maillot jaune is now on the shoulders of stage winner Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick-Step)...

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Rodriguez climbs to stage 3 Tour win on the Mur de Huy, Froome into yellow; Kump sprints to consecutive stage wins at the Tour of Qinghai Lake; Tour of Austria stage 3: Ciolek holds on to yellow jersey as Tanner wins; Lucinda Brand wins from nine-rider breakaway...

Tour chaos sees rare race neutralisation, puts Cancellara and others out of race

HUY, Belgium (CT) – Although he battled on to finish stage three of the Tour de France after a dramatic and horrendous crash, stage two race leader Fabian Cancellara had to finally call quits on his campaign on Monday evening after it was confirmed that he had fractured his back. The Swiss rider hit the...

Ochowicz: BMC Racing Team still hopeful Phinney will return to competition this season

HUY, Belgium (CT) – There has been a period of silence from the BMC Racing Team about Taylor Phinney and his ongoing return from serious injury, but the team’s President Jim Ochowicz confirmed on Monday morning that he is continuing to make progress. Ochowicz spoke to CyclingTips on the matter and said that a 2015...

Breakaway surprises on Giro Rosa ‘sprint stage’

In the first three stages, Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) finished second twice, but today Brand climbed on to the top step of the podium in Mantova. The Dutchwoman was quickest from the nine-rider breakaway that formed just after the day’s only categorised climb. Italians Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) and Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) rounded out...

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Rodriguez climbs to stage 3 Tour win on the Mur de Huy, Froome into yellow

HUY, Belgium (CT) – Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) has climbed to victory on a crash-affected third stage of the 2015 Tour de France, attacking on the Mur de Huy climb and holding off Chris Froome (Sky) and Alexis Vuillermoz (Ag2r-La Mondiale) to secure the win. Rodriguez made his move with 400m to go on the steep...

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Tour de France stage 1 photo gallery

Australia’s Rohan Dennis (BMC) won the stage 1 individual time trial at the 2015 Tour de France, propelling himself into the first yellow jersey of the race. Dennis powered through a flat, fast and flowing 13.8km in the Dutch city of Utrecht, stopping the clock with a time of 14 minutes and 56 seconds. His...

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Tour de France tech: TT bikes, helmets and more

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With the eyes of the cycling world on the Tour de France it’s a prime time for manufacturers to let fans know that they have new products for them to buy. This year’s stage 1 ITT in Utrecht saw more tech goodies on show than in previous years. In fact...

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Rohan Dennis takes yellow after winning Tour de France stage 1 time trial

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – Australia’s Rohan Dennis (BMC) has won the stage 1 individual time trial at the 2015 Tour de France, propelling himself into the first yellow jersey of the race. Dennis powered through a flat, fast and flowing 13.8km in the Dutch city of Utrecht, stopping the clock with a time of...

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Tech

Tour de France tech: Rohan Dennis’ yellow BMC SLR01

After winning the stage 1 individual time trial at the 2015 Tour de France, Rohan Dennis spent stage 2 riding a yellow BMC SLR01. CyclingTips roving reporter Dave Everett got a chance to take photos of the bike and learn more about the process of building it up. ZEELAND, The Netherlands (CT) – In the...

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Tour de France tech: TT bikes, helmets and more

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With the eyes of the cycling world on the Tour de France it’s a prime time for manufacturers to let fans know that they have new products for them to buy. This year’s stage 1 ITT in Utrecht saw more tech goodies on show than in previous years. In fact...

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Battle of the aero-bikes

The past week has been a feast for the eyes when it comes to new aero bikes. We’ve seen the new Trek Madone, Specialized ViAS, and Scott Foil all undergo significant evolutions and innovations. So, the simple question is, if you had $15k burning a hole in your pocket, which would you choose and why?...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts Reprise

Thereabouts Reprise

It’s been nearly 18 months since Australian professional cyclists Lachlan and Gus Morton rode from Port Macquarie to Uluru on an adventure they called “Thereabouts”. That ride for them was all about getting back to basics; about focusing on the simple pleasure of riding a bike, away from the pressures of professional racing. After moving...

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Roadtripping Tasmania

Roadtripping Tasmania

It’s no secret that the Australian state of Tasmania has plenty to offer cyclists. From long, challenging climbs with breathtaking vistas as their reward, to rolling ribbons of tarmac that thread their way through the seemingly untouched wilderness, Tassie has it all. A recent trip to Tasmania’s north east gave Andy van Bergen, Dan Bonello...

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Roadtripping Canterbury

Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Women's Cycling

Sweeper turned sprinter: Tiffany Cromwell’s Giro Rosa stage four diary

In addition to daily race reports out of the Giro Rosa, we have Australians Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) and Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) checking in with us following each stage of the 10-day Italian Grand Tour. Today Cromwell gives an in-depth account of the final sprint in which she narrowly missed the podium, crossing the line in...

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Sprinters shine on Giro Rosa stage four as Megan Guarnier keeps pink

It was an all Italian podium on stage four of the Giro Rosa. Annalisa Cucinotta (Alé Cipollini) proved quickest in Pozzo d’Adda, besting Marta Bastianelli (Aromitalia-Vaiano) and Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal) to the line. Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) was best of the rest in fourth place. “The sprint was quite stressful,” said Cecchini, the Italian...

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A birthday in Italy: Tiffany Cromwell’s Giro Rosa stage three diary

In addition to daily race reports out of the Giro Rosa, we have Australians Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) and Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) checking in with us following each stage of the 10-day Italian Grand Tour. Cromwell celebrated her 27th birthday sweating through a relatively relaxed stage three. All text and images supplied by Cromwell- with more...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Weekly Wisdom: Indoor training tips

For our Aussie readers it’s wintertime, which means it’s trainer time. Maybe you are lucky and the weather where you live is good enough to ride outside, or your work hours are flexible and you can train in the daylight, but for most of us it means we are stuck riding indoors. I’ve had some...

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How to dope in cycling and get away with it

Craig Fry, Victoria University As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I also study cycling history and culture, and the place of drugs and doping in this sport. I know a lot about this topic. But something new dawned on me the other...

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Weekly Wisdom: The importance of recovery

How seriously are you taking recovery? Are you doing enough to recover from training and racing? A lot of athletes underestimate the need for and power of recovery. Step one: Cool down The first important thing to do is cooling down. After races: No matter how good or bad the race went, make sure you spin out...

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