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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: History to be made at Tirreno-Adriatico as four key Grand Tour riders line out together for the first time; Disruption to Van Avermaet’s schedule likely due to anti-doping hearing; Gerrans set to return to racing at Strade Bianche; My Story – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was…

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Movers and Shakers: History-making Anna Meares keeps focus firmly on the future

Anna Meares may be proud to have just delivered her eleventh world championship win but the Australian track cyclist is not about to get caught up in her history-making achievement, not when there is still work to be done towards the Rio Olympic Games next year. When the 31-year-old won the women’s keirin final at...

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Craddock custom frameset review

Richard Craddock is a custom carbon framebuilder based in the UK. His approach to his craft is exacting and fastidious, built on many years of riding and working in the bicycle industry. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what Craddock Cycles has to offer buyers looking for a custom carbon frameset.

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Latest News

Schleck forced to abandon Paris-Nice plans

Previously intending to take part in Paris-Nice, the lingering effects of the crash Frank Schleck suffered last month in the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol means that the Luxembourg rider has now been forced to abandon that goal. Schleck was one of the worst affected in a fall towards the end of the opening...

History to be made at Tirreno-Adriatico as four key Grand Tour riders line out together for the first time

Billing it as a historic moment where the four Grand Tour winners will compete in the same race for the first time ever, the organisers of Tirreno-Adriatico have confirmed that Tour de France winners Alberto Contador, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali plus the 2014 Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana will all line out in the...

Disruption to Van Avermaet’s schedule likely due to anti-doping hearing, could Sanremo be affected?

Although Greg Van Avermaet is one of the BMC Racing Team’s biggest guns for the spring Classics, it remains to be seen how his preparation and thus form will be affected by his implication in the doping matter involving Dr. Chris Mertens. On Saturday it was confirmed that the Belgian rider had been summoned to...

Ian Stannard takes his second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) defended his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title and pulled off an incredible victory today despite being outnumbered in the final break. Stannard found himself in a four-man breakaway with a narrow gap as they headed into the final 40 kilometres by three Etixx – Quick-Step riders: Tom Boonen, Stijn Vandenbergh and Niki...

Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener

In the tenth edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) beat out Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) in a two-up sprint to win the first European race of the season. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) led home the chasers in Ghent to round out the podium. The race winning move escaped from an elite front...

Van Avermaet claims innocence after doping investigation emerges

Named in media reports Saturday morning as being suspected of doping, one of the top Omloop Het Nieuwsblad favourites Greg Van Avermaet has claimed innocence and said that he is confident that he will be cleared. The 29 year old Belgian was told on Thursday that he had to appear before the Belgian Cycling Federation...

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Latest Features

Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv) may have won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but it was the strength of Boels-Dolmans that proved the talking point following the first European race of the season. The Dutch team put two riders on the podium with Ellen van Dijk coming in second place to the race winner in...

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Martyn Ashton: Despite paralysis, goal is to be back on bike this year

For a rider who was left paralysed in an accident seventeen months ago, Martyn Ashton comes across as having a remarkable spirit. Spend even a few minutes talking to him and it is obvious that he has retained a very positive approach. Humorous, maintaining hope and ambition and speaking with a zest for life that...

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The Week in Bike #58 – Het Nieuwsblad Eve

In this episode of “The Week in Bike” Cyclocosm talks about Sarah Storey and her pending Hour Record, the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol, Cyclingnews redesign, Tour of New Zealand, Team USA, broadcasters, Boels Dolemans, history, E3 Poster, UCI. Unfortunately the Astana news was released just after this video was, but there’s always next...

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Cranktip pedals first look

Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests...

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Upcoming Races

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Tech

Craddock custom frameset review

Richard Craddock is a custom carbon framebuilder based in the UK. His approach to his craft is exacting and fastidious, built on many years of riding and working in the bicycle industry. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what Craddock Cycles has to offer buyers looking for a custom carbon frameset.

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Cranktip pedals first look

Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests...

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Inside small wheel brands

Starting up a small wheel brand appears to be a simple matter for any entrepreneur. After all, there are plenty of manufacturers offering cheap wheels and wheel parts online that can sourced by virtually anyone. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently interviewed a few small wheel brands to get some insight.

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Roadtripping

Roadtripping Cairns

Roadtripping Cairns

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 India: Part Two

Roadtripping India: Part Two

When you think of the world’s great cycling destinations, India isn’t a country that necessarily springs to mind. And yet, when you venture beyond the bustling city streets, India has a wealth of opportunities on offer for the intrepid cyclist. Andy Rogers and Caz Whitehead recently ventured to the Indian state of Karnataka with Exodus...

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Roadtripping India: Part One

Roadtripping India: Part One

When you think of the world’s great cycling destinations, India isn’t a country that necessarily springs to mind. And yet, when you venture beyond the bustling city streets, India has a wealth of opportunities on offer for the intrepid cyclist. Andy Rogers and Caz Whitehead recently ventured to the Indian state of Karnataka with Exodus...

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Women's Cycling

Movers and Shakers: History-making Anna Meares keeps focus firmly on the future

Anna Meares may be proud to have just delivered her eleventh world championship win but the Australian track cyclist is not about to get caught up in her history-making achievement, not when there is still work to be done towards the Rio Olympic Games next year. When the 31-year-old won the women’s keirin final at...

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My Story: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad was my first spring classic

There were a lot of great stories to come out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday – and by now you’ve probably heard the same ones on repeat. Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) completed her comeback from a broken pelvis to take out the win in her return to road racing. Boels-Dolmans used their strength...

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The pathways to becoming a Euro pro

While racing was in full swing these past few months in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, all eyes were on Europe this weekend when the women’s road season “officially began” with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Although more UCI-sanctioned races are appearing around the globe, for men’s and women’s pro cycling alike, Europe is still considered...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Buying a road bike: A women’s guide

Women are told many things when they go to buy a road bike. Advice comes from all angles. There is Bike Riding Friend, Triathlete Colleague and Bike Shop Guru to name a few. Advice can overlap, but it can also greatly vary. Bikes are often purchased on impulse anyway, at the shop with the best...

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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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Best of Adelaide: helpful hints from the local pros

In Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under and looking for things to do and places to ride when you’re not standing sideline cheering on the world’s best? We’ve got you covered. We asked Adelaide locals Tiffany Cromwell, Stuart O’Grady, Nettie Edmondson, Rohan Dennis, Carlee Taylor, Gene Bates, Mel Hoskins, Tim Roe and Amber Halliday...

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