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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Bora Argon 18 defeats WorldTour rivals to take opening stage of Giro del Trentino; Cancellara moves to next stage of recovery from vertebral fracture; Valverde, Gilbert and Froome ready for Flèche Wallonne but hold differing objectives; Nibali criticises Cookson as Astana licence decision nears; The 2015 Amstel…

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Amstel Gold Race (1.UWT)
1. Kwiatkowski Michal
2. Valverde Alejandro
3. Matthews Michael
Tro-Bro Léon (1.1)
1. Geniez Alexandre
2. Jarrier Benoit
3. Senechal Florian
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Who is Alexander Kristoff? The most successful rider of 2015 profiled

Some reacted like he had just burst forth onto the scene with his three stages plus the overall in the Three Days of De Panne, the Tour of Flanders and Scheldeprijs, but in truth Alexander Kristoff has been a pot slowly coming to the boil for several seasons. Now 27 years old and with an...

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The 2015 Amstel Gold Race through the lens of Kristof Ramon

Here at CyclingTips we’re lucky to be able to work with some of the best cycling photographers in the world. It’s always a joy to pore over the dozens and dozens of photos that come our way after the big races, seeing the little details we missed while watching the coverage on TV. Belgian photographer...

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Latest News

Cancellara moves to next stage of recovery from vertebral fracture

Having been forced to miss the spring Classics due to the transverse process fractures he suffered to two vertebrae bones of the lower back at the end of March, Fabian Cancellara has been able to resume training. The Trek Factory Racing rider fell heavily in the E3 Harelbeke race on March 27, being forced to...

Valverde, Gilbert and Froome ready for Flèche Wallonne but hold differing objectives

Second behind world champion Michal Kwiatkowski in Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race, Alejandro Valverde will be one of the big favourites in Wednesday’s Flèche Wallonne. The defending champion, who also won in 2006, is in strong form this season and his Movistar team manager Jose-Luis Arrieta is convinced he will be a major protagonist. Speaking on...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Astana license decision expected this week; Hein Verbruggen’s letter to the UCI; Fabio Aru withdraws from the Giro del Trentino with a stomach virus; Profiling 2015’s most prolific winner – Alexander Kristoff; Dylan Durand gets lost and finishes the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege four hours after the...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michal Kwiatkowski wins the Amstel Gold Race; Kirsten Wild wins the Ronde van Gelderland; Fuglsang may sue UCI if Astana licence is blocked; Nibali will definitely skip the Giro to focus on Tour de France; Extra climb added to Fleche Wallonne finale; Research questionnaire on...

Kirsten Wild takes third consecutive win at Ronde van Gelderland

A familiar face was first across the line at Ronde van Gelderland as Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products – UCK) took her third straight victory in Apledoorn. The Dutchwomen out-sprinted Lucy Garner (Liv Plantur) and Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) to the top step of the podium. The peloton split over the early climbs but reformed over the...

Kwiatkowski takes Amstel Gold Race in world champion’s rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski christened his rainbow jersey in fine style at the end of the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, blasting home to pick up his first road race victory as world champion. The Etixx-QuickStep competitor was quickest in an 18-man sprint to the line, beating Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge), Rui Costa...

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Latest Features

Beyond the podium at Flanders Classics with Lien Crapoen and Maja Leye

By 8am on the morning of the Tour of Flanders, the Grote Markt in Bruges is already filled to bursting point. The sun slowly emerges above the medieval belfry, though most have already been warmed by heated discussion over who will win De Ronde. Lien Crapoen and Maja Leye survey the Markt with pride. In...

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7 talking points from the 2015 Amstel Gold Race

After more than six and a half hours of racing in the Dutch province of Limburg yesterday, world champion Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick-Step) emerged as the winner of the 2015 Amstel Gold Race. The 24-year-old Pole had the strongest sprint from a group of 18 riders that came together after the decisive final ascent of the...

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First-look review: Scott RC ProTec bibshorts and jersey

Scott’s Racing Concept (RC) collection comprises a range of equipment specifically designed to meet the demands of competition. Scott recently added bibshorts and jerseys to this collection that utilise a new armour-like material that promises to reduce the risk of abrasion in the event of a crash. The new fabric is called ITD ProTec and...

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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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Tech

First-look review: Scott RC ProTec bibshorts and jersey

Scott’s Racing Concept (RC) collection comprises a range of equipment specifically designed to meet the demands of competition. Scott recently added bibshorts and jerseys to this collection that utilise a new armour-like material that promises to reduce the risk of abrasion in the event of a crash. The new fabric is called ITD ProTec and...

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The bikes and tech of Paris-Roubaix 2015

The pavé of Paris-Roubaix demands something a little different of riders and bikes than any other race on the calendar. Mechanics and bike and component manufactures can work weeks, months or even years to get new equipment ready for Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips’ roving reporter headed to the start of this year’s race in Compiègne to check...

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Bikes of Flanders: Sep Vanmarcke’s Bianchi Infinito CV

In the past few days we’ve been featuring some of the interesting and unusual bikes that were on display at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. In this instalment CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett learns a little about Sep Vanmarcke’s custom Bianchi Infinito CV. Over at LottoNL-Jumbo’s hotel on the eve of the Tour of Flanders, one...

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Roadtripping

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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Roadtripping Thailand

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

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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Women's Cycling

Beyond the podium at Flanders Classics with Lien Crapoen and Maja Leye

By 8am on the morning of the Tour of Flanders, the Grote Markt in Bruges is already filled to bursting point. The sun slowly emerges above the medieval belfry, though most have already been warmed by heated discussion over who will win De Ronde. Lien Crapoen and Maja Leye survey the Markt with pride. In...

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Kirsten Wild takes third consecutive win at Ronde van Gelderland

A familiar face was first across the line at Ronde van Gelderland as Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products – UCK) took her third straight victory in Apledoorn. The Dutchwomen out-sprinted Lucy Garner (Liv Plantur) and Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) to the top step of the podium. The peloton split over the early climbs but reformed over the...

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Boels-Dolmans: What I know now that I wish I knew then

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time....

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Tips and Self Improvement

8 ways to become a better climber

An ongoing leg injury might have seen domestic pro Jono Lovelock retire from racing last year, but the former national team rider still knows a thing or two about climbing. Drawing on his experience of racing around the world, often uphill, Jono penned the following piece about how you can improve your climbing and, ultimately,...

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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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