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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin takes Vuelta lead after summit victory on stage 9; Lizzie Armitstead wins GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup; Alexander Kristoff wins GP Ouest France – Plouay; Marc Soler wins the Tour de l’Avenir, Jack Haig second overall; Tony Martin secures overall victory in the…

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Vuelta a Espana (2.UWT)
Stage 9: Torrevieja > Cumbre del Sol. Benitachell - Stage Result
1. Dumoulin Tom
2. Froome Christopher
3. Rodríguez Joaquim
GP Ouest France - Plouay (1.UWT)
1. Kristoff Alexander
2. Ponzi Simone
3. Navardauskas Ramunas
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Vuelta a España stage 9: Dumoulin takes stage win and red jersey of race leader

Saying before the stage that his legs were good, Tom Dumoulin put in a dogged, driven performance on stage nine of the Vuelta a Espana. The Dutch Giant Alpecin rider attacked numerous times on the final climb, getting clear several times but then being hauled back. A surge with 1.7 kilometres remaining was more successful...

Should the Tour de l’Avenir be open to professional riders?

Responding to the controversial decision by the UCI to allow WorldTour and Pro Continental riders to compete in the Tour de l’Avenir, USA Cycling’s Under 23 team director Mike Sayers has called for a change in stance on this, emphasising how important the race is for developing competitors. Regarded for many years as an amateur...

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Latest News

Peter Sagan out of Vuelta a España after collision with motorbike, legal action being considered

After being hit by a motorbike in the finale of yesterday’s eight stage of the Vuelta a España, Peter Sagan and the Tinkoff-Saxo team have decided that he will not continue in this year’s race. “Sagan was hit by a reckless auxiliary motorbike in the final kilometres of stage eight and suffered wounds and burns...

Boeckmans in induced coma after Vuelta a España crash, broken shoulder for van Garderen

Lotto-Soudal rider Kris Boeckmans’ severe crash during stage eight of the Vuelta a España has led to a number of injuries and the decision to place him in an induced coma. The Belgian’s fell heavily with just over 50 kilometres to go on the stage. He was one of many who hit the deck, but...

Lizzie Armitstead wins small group sprint in Plouay to repeat as World Cup overall winner

Six months ago, the day before she won her first UCI Women Road World Cup of the season, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) insisted that repeating as World Cup overall winner was not a priority in 2015. By the time she had taken her second World Cup win in Philadelphia, Armitstead had changed her tune. She was...

Dan Martin, van Garderen, Bouhanni and Boeckmans out of Vuelta a España after big bunch crash

Overall contenders Dan Martin and Tejay van Garderen have been forced to withdraw from the Vuelta a España as a result of a massive crash which took down many riders during Saturday’s eighth stage. The duo was amongst many fallers in the accident, which occurred with just over 50 kilometres to go. The bunch was...

Trek Factory Racing signs Julien Bernard, son of Jean Francois Bernard

Satisfied with the rider’s progress as a stagiaire, the Trek Factory Racing team has announced that it has inked a two year deal with Julien Bernard, the son of the former French Tour de France contender Jean Francois Bernard. Jean Francois Bernard was once seen as the future successor to Bernard Hinault and took over...

“The arrival of Dan Martin is an important moment for the team”: two year deal with Etixx-QuickStep

After many weeks of speculation linking him to the team, Etixx – Quick-Step has confirmed that Classic specialist and stage race rider Dan Martin has inked a two year deal with the squad. Martin has competed the entirety of his pro career with the Slipstream/Cannondale-Garmin squad but has decided that it is time for change....

Caleb Ewan in the mix for World Championships road race selection

Emerging Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan could make his senior debut at the UCI Road World Championships in North America next month following a breakthrough victory at the Vuelta a Espana. Ewan announced his arrival in the WorldTour with a stage five win on Wednesday ahead of Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin), and...

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Latest Features

The best of Eurobike: Helmets, Shoes and Sunglasses

Amongst all the bling at Eurobike, some of the most interesting new things to look at are the helmets, shoes and sunglasses. Here we give you a sample of what’s new, and what you might not have seen before…

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Stuyven wins stage eight of Vuelta a España; Martin, van Garderen and Bouhanni all abandon

Trek Factory Racing rider Jasper Stuyven won a reduced bunch sprint at the end of a very eventful eighth stage of the Vuelta a España on Saturday, winning the gallop to the line. The Belgian beat Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Kévin Reza (FDJ.fr), Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), Youcef Reguigui (MTN – Qhubeka) and others into...

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Lindeman wins stage seven of Vuelta a España as Froome, Moreno and van Garderen falter

After twice being in breakaways during the Vuelta a España, things paid off at the third attempt for Bert-Jan Lindeman, who soloed to a fine victory at the end of stage seven. The Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo rider reached the finale at the Alto de Capileira with breakaway companions Ilia Koshevoy (Lampre-Merida) and Jerome Cousin (Europcar). After...

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The best of Eurobike: Gravel Grinders

Here at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany there are a dozen zeppelin hangers full of jaw-dropping bikes, wheels and accessories that it’s hard to know what to focus on. But one thing we noticed a trend with for many brands are the Gravel Grinders. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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Tech

The best of Eurobike: Helmets, Shoes and Sunglasses

Amongst all the bling at Eurobike, some of the most interesting new things to look at are the helmets, shoes and sunglasses. Here we give you a sample of what’s new, and what you might not have seen before…

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The best of Eurobike: Gravel Grinders

Here at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany there are a dozen zeppelin hangers full of jaw-dropping bikes, wheels and accessories that it’s hard to know what to focus on. But one thing we noticed a trend with for many brands are the Gravel Grinders. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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Will wireless shifting be a game-changer? SRAM introduces eTAP

For the past three years we’ve seen spy shots, speculated amongst ourselves, spotted fake cables, and seen it openly on the bikes of development teams and on WorldTour teams at the Tour de France. We’ve all keenly watched SRAM’s progression into the world of electronic shifting and there hasn’t yet been a dramatic raising of...

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Roadtripping

Roadtripping Iceland

Roadtripping Iceland

  Four degrees Celsius in the middle of summer. Perpetual daylight that makes it difficult to sleep. Constant rain. Backpacks full of heavy camera equipment. Niggling injuries. Jason Stirling and David Fletcher from NorthSouth faced no shortage of challenges as they made their way around Iceland over the course of two weeks. And yet the...

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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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Women's Cycling

Too many bikes?

I’m sure you have all heard the saying “n+1 is the perfect number of bikes to own” – where “n” = the number of bike you have. With new bikes and new technology getting better and better each year, it’s hard to avoid upgrade and addition syndrome. I mean, have you seen the new 2016...

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Lizzie Armitstead wins small group sprint in Plouay to repeat as World Cup overall winner

Six months ago, the day before she won her first UCI Women Road World Cup of the season, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) insisted that repeating as World Cup overall winner was not a priority in 2015. By the time she had taken her second World Cup win in Philadelphia, Armitstead had changed her tune. She was...

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2015 Kits tested and review – part two

Following up on the first round of kit reviews in June, I had the pleasure of riding through the summer months in a variety of beautiful new kit. I reviewed them each by fit, comfort, style and utility. About the tester: 1,65m and 60ish kg  (all muscle and cookies!) Bike commuter and Cat 1/Grade A...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Ella presents Soigneur Féminin, a luxury riding escape

Dear Ella readers, We are super excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with Soigneur to bring you a luxury riding escape this November in  beautiful Victoria, Australia. Specifically designed to celebrate the beauty of women’s cycling on the road less ridden, this is a fully supported, all-inclusive event with luxury accommodation, scenic 100-kilometre rides, massages, good...

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What I learned by playing soigneur for a week

I really didn’t want to race Cascade Cycling Classic this year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic race. Held in and around beautiful Bend, Oregon, this event is the longest running stage race in North America and a favorite for American domestic pro teams. It’s beautiful but also hot and very hilly, and after...

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Behind the lens with Balint Hamvas: “The biggest revelation for me is how awesome women’s road racing is.”

We have had the privilege of using Balint Hamvas’ beautiful photography to help us tell the stories of various women’s races this year. From the Ronde van Drenthe to the Giro Rosa to La Course, his photos tell a story our words never could. When an injury sidelined him from a mountain race in 2001,...

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