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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte wins Volta a Catalunya, Valverde claims a trio of stage wins; Luca Paolini wins men’s Gent-Wevelgem; Geraint Thomas solos to victory at E3 Harelbeke; Lizzie Armitstead wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda World Cup; Floortje Mackaij wins women’s Gent-Wevelgem; Jean-Christophe Peraud wins Criterium International; Louis…

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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (2.UWT)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Porte Richie
2. Valverde Alejandro
3. Pozzovivo Domenico
Gent - Wevelgem (1.UWT)
1. Paolini Luca
2. Terpstra Niki
3. Thomas Geraint
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Cookson on motors in bikes: “Our information is this is a very real possibility”

Commenting after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission outlined a real danger that riders are, or could, be using motors in bikes, UCI president Brian Cookson has admitted that this could be the case. The Briton has said that the UCI is taking the matter extremely seriously and warned any teams or riders tempted by the...

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Bikes of the Bunch: Kenevans Columbus SL

In this latest instalment of Bikes of the Bunch, we take a look at a FYXO build of a Kenevans Colombus frame, with thanks to FYXO founder Andy White for the words and photos. Kenevans has always had a special place in my heart. The Australian marque has a celebrated past, and Dean Woods to...

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Latest News

The Sufferfest introduces The Suffer Prize in continued support of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Friday that The Sufferfest will continue as an official sponsor of the UCI Women’s Road Cup for the 2015 season. A sponsor of the UCI since 2010 and the UCI Women’s Road World Cup since 2014, The Sufferfest has partnered with the UCI to introduce a first-of-its-kind award...

Cookson: disc brakes might be allowed in some UCI events later this year

Recent reports suggested that disc brakes could make their debut by next season but, according to UCI president Brian Cookson, the new technology may potentially be in the peloton sooner than that. The UCI and others have been weighing up the introduction of new braking systems for some time. Increased stopping power over a variety...

Thomas seizes victory with solo move in E3 Harelbeke

Having shown his strong early season form in the Volta ao Algarve, Paris-Nice and then in Milan-San Remo, Geraint Thomas capped off a perfect day for his Sky team when he soloed to what is arguably his biggest career success, victory in the E3 Harelbeke race. On a day when team-mate Ben Swift won stage...

Vertebral fractures confirmed for Cancellara, Classics season over

Fabian Cancellara’s Trek Factory Racing team has confirmed that the Swiss rider has suffered fractures to his back in his crash in Friday’s E3 Harelbeke and, as a result, that his spring Classics campaign is over. Cancellara had made winning the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix again the prime targets of his season but both...

Cancellara’s Classic season in question as rider crashes out of E3 Harelbeke

Victim of a big crash which put several riders out of the race, Fabian Cancellara has been forced to retire from the E3 Harelbeke and faces hospital scans to determine the extent of his injuries. His Trek Factory Racing directeur sportif Dirk Demol has said that the Swiss rider will be unable to ride Sunday’s...

Van Garderen, Porte and Contador react to top three finishes at Catalunya

Each had hoped to end up top dog at the end of the stage, but only one of them was successful in pulling off the win. Tejay van Garderen played things just right on the climb of La Molina, the final ascent on the queen stage of the Volta a Catalunya, and soloed to victory...

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Latest Features

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tejay van Garderen wins Volta a Catalunya queen stage, Bart De Clerq moves into yellow; Mirsamad Poorseyedigolakhour wins the Tour of Taiwan, Tino Thomel wins final stage; Paul van der Ploeg wins Tour de Perth opener; Sergio Henao back in action after injury; Cycling Victoria...

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After a year of tacks on Yarra Boulevard, what’s being done about it?

It’s been more than a year since the first upholstery tacks were discovered on Yarra Boulevard, one of Melbourne’s most popular cycling routes. The ‘Boulie tacks’ have almost certainly been placed on the road by a local resident, deliberately to inconvenience cyclists, but despite police, council and the local road authority’s involvement — not to...

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Photo gallery: Milan-San Remo 2015

The 2015 Spring Classics season is officially underway. On a rainy afternoon on the Mediterranean coast last Sunday, John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) dashed to victory in Milan-San Remo, taking his first victory in one of the sport’s five Monuments. In this gallery we share a collection of great images from “La Primavera”, captured by husband and...

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Maciej Paterski claims stage 1 at the Volta a Catalunya as favourites lose time; Patrick Bevin wins stage 2 of the Tour of Taiwan and takes the overall lead; Report – Riis suspended by Tinkov, could Dane be on his way out of the sport?;...

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Tech

Zipp Firecrest 202 clincher disc wheelset review

Zipp’s 202 has evolved from a lightweight tubular wheelset to versatile carbon clincher. The company recently released a disc-equipped version of the 202 to appeal to performance-oriented riders that have migrated to road disc brakes. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom considers the impact of road discs on the performance of the Firecrest 202...

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Specialized FLUX lights review

The Australian summer has faded and the early mornings have become progressively darker. It’s that time again to either make sure your lights are charged and up to scratch, or if it’s been a couple years perhaps start looking a new set. With significant effort and investment, Specialized are becoming known for their soft goods...

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What’s cool in cycling kits in 2015

Last year we shared some of our favourite cycling kits on the market and in that time many more designs and brands have emerged, and some have gotten even cooler. With custom kit becoming easier and cheaper to source, design, and manufacture, many small labels have emerged to target anything from a group of their...

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Roadtripping

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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Roadtripping Norway

Roadtripping Norway

We’re excited to introduce the first instalment in our new “Roadtripping” series – a series of feature articles all about the joy of exploring some of the planet’s most amazing roads. In this first instalment we take a trip to Norway with Szymon “SzymonBike” Kotowski, Karol Michalski and Wojtek Kwiatek to experience some of the...

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Women's Cycling

The Sufferfest introduces The Suffer Prize in continued support of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Friday that The Sufferfest will continue as an official sponsor of the UCI Women’s Road Cup for the 2015 season. A sponsor of the UCI since 2010 and the UCI Women’s Road World Cup since 2014, The Sufferfest has partnered with the UCI to introduce a first-of-its-kind award...

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Race preview: 2015 Gent Wevelgem

We’re in Cittiglio this weekend for the second round of the World Cup, which means we’re missing out on Gent Wevelgem – another big women’s race happening over the weekend. When we learned that Sean Robinson of Velofocus was making the trek to Wevelgem, we reached out. We’re pretty excited to announce that Sean has...

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Riding comfort: What to consider when choosing a saddle

The first thing that went into my small suitcase when packing for ten days of riding in the French Alps and Pyrenees was my saddle. Sure the bike I was hiring would come with a decent quality saddle, and if I left my own behind, I might have even be able to squeeze in a...

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Tips and Self Improvement

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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Intermittent fasting for cyclists: does it work and should you try it?

Every year there’s a couple of diet trends that grab the public’s attention. If 2013 was paleo year, 2014 in Australia was all about Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and Intermittent Fasting, otherwise known as the 5:2 diet. We’ve previously covered LCHF diets and cycling performance, so in this article sports dietitian Alan McCubbin takes...

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