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In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history; RCS Sport announces return of its ‘Trittico di Autunno’ trio of races; Alpecin to drop ‘doping for your hair’ slogan during the Tour de France; Small to debut for Bigla Pro Cycling in the…

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Heinrich Haussler on his up-and-down season and life beyond cycling

When the Tour de France begins in Utrecht this weekend it will do so without Australia’s road race champion, Heinrich Haussler. After a challenging season thus far, the IAM sprinter and Classics specialist is busy recharging mind and body before the second half of the season. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with Haussler...

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: Flashes of Korea

Life as a professional cyclist might appear glamorous from the outside – travelling the world, getting paid to ride a bike – but the reality is often far less appealing. Dirty hotel rooms, time spent away from loved ones, constant fatigue, not to mention the pressure to perform — it can be a challenging existence....

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Interview with Chris Froome ahead of the Tour de France

Just ahead of the Tour de France GCN’s Daniel Lloyd catches up with Chris Froome in Monaco to talk about the Tour de France, training, and how he keeps improving.

Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history

Unveiling a far rounded Tour de France team than in its previous participations in the race, the Orica GreenEdge squad named an impressive line-up for the event on Tuesday. The Australian squad will include former stage winner and past yellow jersey Simon Gerrans plus previous Maillot Jaune Daryl Impey, as well as two-time Giro d’Italia...

Amy’s Wall is back in 2015!

Last year CyclingTips and the Amy Gillett Foundation launched the inaugural Amy’s Wall hill climb competition on the Saturday evening of Amy’s Gran Fondo. It was a huge success and we’re proud to say that this year it’s back again and it’ll be even bigger and better! Entries are now open for Saturday, September 12....

Froome’s Sky backup named in bid for second Tour; Porte and seven others to support campaign

Chris Froome’s campaign to repeat his 2013 Tour de France victory was clarified somewhat on Monday morning, with Team Sky naming the eight riders who will back the Briton when the race begins on July 4. Australian rider Richie Porte has, as expected, been confirmed for what is his fifth Tour de France. He had...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: National championships round-up; Bjarne Riis gives first interview after Danish doping report; Nacer Bouhanni crashes in French nationals, out of Tour de France?; Giro heads back to the Netherlands for 2016 start; Kessiakoff on Astana’s pressurising of riders, team’s licence woes, Nibali’s panache and an...

Cavendish, Uran, Martin and Kwiatkowski lead strong Etixx-QuickStep selection for Tour de France

One day after it was confirmed that Marcel Kittel will not compete in this year’s Tour de France, the lineup that Mark Cavendish and his team hope will bring him closer to Eddy Merckx’s all time Tour stage win record of 34 victories has been named. The Etixx-QuickStep formation for the Tour is not just...

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Latest Features

Road Bike Freestyle 2

In this new film from the Global Cycling Network, renowned trials rider Vittorio Brumotti teamed up with Tinkoff-Saxo to present another series of impressive road bike stunts. The video shows the former Trials world champion pulling off an array of tricks, not least a ride along the Pacific Coast Highway safety railing. While there wasn’t...

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Froome’s Sky backup named in bid for second Tour; Bouhanni hopeful of Tour de France start; Cannondale-Garmin reveals Tour de France team and kit; Mark Cavendish reports injured shoulder from British national championships; Zwift and Richmond 2015 world championship organisers partner to offer interactive digital...

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First-look review: the 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL

This week Giant introduced the refinements made to their new 2016 TCR Advanced model lineup, as well as their newly designed SLR WheelSystems and performance saddle offering. A group of journalists were fortunate enough to spend two days riding Giant’s new models up and down the demanding roads of Mallorca to familiarise themselves with the...

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National championships round-up: men’s individual time trials and road races

Over the past week many of the pros have been heading back home to contest their respective national championships, fighting for the honour of wearing their national colours for the next 12 months. In this post we wrap up the biggest results from a selection of the men’s individual time trials and road races. For...

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Tech

First-look review: the 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL

This week Giant introduced the refinements made to their new 2016 TCR Advanced model lineup, as well as their newly designed SLR WheelSystems and performance saddle offering. A group of journalists were fortunate enough to spend two days riding Giant’s new models up and down the demanding roads of Mallorca to familiarise themselves with the...

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First-look review: 2016 Scott Foil

With the Tour de France just around the corner, many of the major bike manufacturers are in the process of releasing their latest and greatest road bikes. Scott is the latest to join the party, today revealing an all new design for its second-generation Foil. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef was in Salzburg, Austria for...

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First-look review: Specialized Venge ViAS

By now many of you will have already seen Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan riding Specialized’s new Venge ViAS at the Tour de Suisse. It’s perhaps the most radical departure from conventional bike design that we’ve seen in years and it’s sure to be polarising. After a claimed 1000 hours of testing, prototyping and refining the design in...

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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

New team, new challenge: Carmen Small’s road to Rio continues with Bigla

This is a big week for Pan-Am gold medalist, Carmen Small. She flew to Europe on Tuesday where a new bike, new team and new adventure awaits her. Small signed with Bigla Pro Cycling Team less than 10 days ago, and on Friday she’ll line up in the blue-and-white kit for the Giro Rosa, her...

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How is a race route designed? Aviva Women’s Tour race controller Guy Elliott explains

In the build-up to the Aviva Women’s Tour, we explained all the reasons we love the British race – and why you would, too. Well, Aviva Women’s Tour race controller Guy Elliott recently gave us one more reason to love this race when he reached out to us on Twitter following the publication of our...

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Lizzie Armitstead: best in the world

Women’s professional cycling has a new leader. The recently updated UCI Individual Rankings shows that Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) is the best ranked rider in the world, taking the number one spot from The Netherland’s Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) who’s been sidelined with injuries all season. Armitstead has been enjoying a very successful season. In the...

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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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