Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 16 to 18

With 18 stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia now complete, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) looks set to ride to a very comfortable victory. He’s extended his lead over the past few stages with some unnecessary but thoroughly enjoyable and aggressive racing. Here’s a selection of photos from stages 16 to 18 of the season’s first Grand…

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour...

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Jack Haig’s Diary: recovering from injury and the road ahead

For the past few weeks, Jayco-AIS WorldTour Academy rider Jack Haig has spent much of his time recovering from injuries sustained at the Tour de Bretagne. It’s been another frustrating period for the 21-year-old, but as Jack writes in this fourth instalment of his CyclingTips diary, he’s found other ways of keeping himself busy. Since...

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Latest News

George Bennett: ‘How do we stop cortisone in the sport? A few guys like me taking the fall is not the answer.’

Commenting almost three weeks after he was blocked from starting the Giro d’Italia due to low cortisol levels, the New Zealand rider George Bennett has issued a long statement about the situation, maintaining his innocence and faulting the current MPCC ruling in relation to the test. The MPCC is an anti-doping organisation that the majority...

Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals

Philippe Gilbert became the third rider to double up on stage wins in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, attacking a breakaway group and the soloing in to the finish at Verbania well clear of his former companions. The BMC Racing Team rider had plenty of time to savour the success, beginning his celebrations over...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo sprints to victory on stage 17 of the Giro; Matthias Brändle wins Belgium Tour prologue ITT; Alexander Kristoff wins stage 1 of the Tour des Fjords; Haussler takes highest finish since March on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia but is not satisfied; Astana,...

Haussler takes highest finish since March on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia but is not satisfied

Showing signs of improving form and notching up his top finish thus far in the Giro d’Italia, Australian road race champion Heinrich Haussler sprinted to fourth place at the end of stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday. The IAM Cycling rider finished just behind Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and...

Modolo fastest of the sprinters on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia, Contador holds lead

One day after Mikel Landa (Astana) became the first rider to notch up two stage wins in the 2015 Giro d’Italia, Sacha Modolo did the same when he was first to the line in Lugano on Wednesday. The Italian benefited from a perfect leadout from his Lampre-Merida squad, being put in a strong position with...

Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades; Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture; Landa declines to speculate on whether he should have been Astana leader all along; Savio: ‘Ochowicz missed a good opportunity to keep his mouth shut’;...

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Latest Features

Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 13 to 15

Alberto Contador continues to rein over the 2015 Giro d’Italia, going into the final week of racing with the race well and truly under control. His third place on the stage 14 ITT put him back into pink after a day in second place and he doesn’t look likely to lose the maglia rosa again...

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7 talking points from the second week of the Giro d’Italia

After 15 stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, the riders now have the opportunity to enjoy a second and final rest day. The second week of the race has provided no shortage of excitement and drama and with six stages still remaining, there is sure to be more to come. In the meantime, here’s what...

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Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 review

Giant’s TCX cyclocross range includes five models, from the entry-level SLR 2 (RRP $1,900) up to the Advanced Pro 0 ($6,699). Over the past few months CyclingTips founder and publisher Wade Wallace has been putting the Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 through its paces. He wrote the following review. The TCX Advanced Pro 0 is...

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Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 10 to 12

The overall lead at the Giro d’Italia hasn’t changed in the past seven days. But that’s not to say that the racing has been dull. Far from it. We’ve seen the breakaway survive to take a thrilling win against the odds on stage 10, we’ve seen Richie Porte penalised two minutes for an unauthorised wheel...

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Tech

Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 review

Giant’s TCX cyclocross range includes five models, from the entry-level SLR 2 (RRP $1,900) up to the Advanced Pro 0 ($6,699). Over the past few months CyclingTips founder and publisher Wade Wallace has been putting the Giant TCX Advanced Pro 0 through its paces. He wrote the following review. The TCX Advanced Pro 0 is...

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Polar V650 GPS cycle computer review

Polar is well known for wireless heartrate measurement and the company has also been involved in the cycle computer market since the early ‘90s. Now Polar is embracing GPS with the release of the V650, a cycle computer that uses Bluetooth Smart for data collection. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom looks at what...

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Bont Vaypor S shoe review

The Vaypor S is Bont’s new flagship racing shoe and one that continues with the company’s distinctive fit while incorporating Boa’s new IP1 reels. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the philosophy behind Bont’s shoe design as he considers the performance of the Vaypor S. Bont is an Australian company created in 1975...

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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

Ask ALP: How do I become a better climber?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions sent to us via the website or social media....

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Adventurer Kate Leeming shifts focus from Africa to Antarctica with plans for a world first 1,850 kilometre cycling expedition

It all started more than 20 years ago with some youthful exploration of Europe by bike for Australian cyclist Kate Leeming. Since then her passion for two-wheeled travel has led her to a series of ground-breaking adventures. She has cycled a distance that is equivalent to two trips around the world on the equator, raising...

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Women Bike PHL Devo Team: What I know now that I wish I knew then

I’m just going to come out and admit it because my gushing is probably going to give me away anyway. I adore this group. They embody everything I love about women’s cycling and remind me why I fell so hard for this sport in the first place. When I called into their team practice last...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Roommate rules: How to share a hotel room like a pro

As a professional cyclist, I spend a large majority of my existence on the road and, by default, hotel-hopping. I am currently in the middle of what I would call epic hotel-hopping all over the United States. I’ll stop there for a second. Are you reading this now and imagining that I’m living it up...

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part seven

We all have questions when it comes to improving our training or improving our performance at that upcoming race or gran fondo we’re working towards. In an ongoing collaboration with CyclingTips, Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep Coaching have answered another round of your questions, providing insight that we can all benefit from....

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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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