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Matthias Brandle confirms he’ll attack Voigt’s Hour Record next week

After years of stagnation, the battle for the world hour record is very much alive again. A little over a month after Jens Voigt set a new mark of 51.115 kilometres, the Austrian rider Matthias Brandle has confirmed he is planning to attack the record next Thursday at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) velodrome […]

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Armstrong’s participation in Gran Fondo Hincapie under scrutiny by USADA

The planned participation of Lance Armstrong in George Hincapie’s Gran Fondo this coming Saturday is under question after the US Anti Doping Agency raised questions about the banned rider’s participation in the event. Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling in 2012 due to doping but has been confirmed as taking part in the Gran […]

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Mountainous Tour de France route favours pure climbers, gives little to time trial riders

Unveiling a route that contains the shortest number of individual time trial kilometres since their systematic inclusion in 1947, Tour de France organisers ASO handed a present to the specialist climbers when the 2015 route was unveiled on Wednesday morning in Paris. The general classification contenders who favour races against the clock will be bitterly […]

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The circumstances that led to John Njoroge Muya’s tragic death at Tour of Matabungkay

Editor’s note: Over the weekend we were shocked by the tragic death of Kenyan professional cyclist John Njoroge Muya at the Tour of Matabungkay. Jennifer Carruthers was the race photographer on the scene and she gives her account of the circumstances that lead to the terrible loss of a husband, father, and member of the […]

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour funding and course announcement

A new three year partnership between the Victorian Government and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour was announced today by Premier Denis Napthine. The 2015 event will be staged from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th February and is a UCI 2.1 level event. “I am pleased to announce the Victorian Government will extend its funding for […]

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SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS

Orica GreenEdge rider Daryl Impey can continue his career uninterrupted after the UCI and WADA have declined to appeal his probenecid case verdict to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CEO of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS), Khalid Galant, confirmed to CyclingTips Tuesday that no appeal had been lodged against […]

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Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter […]

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Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya killed in collision at Tour of Matabungkay

Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya has been killed in a collision at the Tour of Matabungkay in the Philippines over the weekend. Philippine news website Tempo.com.ph and the Kenyan Riders Facebook page report that the 30-year-old died on Saturday October 18 at 10am when he collided with a car coming the other way. According to […]

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Report: Pantani 1999 Giro exclusion didn’t follow correct protocol; was mafia involved?

The current investigation into the death of Marco Pantani is taking place alongside another separate enquiry relating to his exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia, specifically in relation to claims that the Italian’s expulsion could have been related to mafia-like activities. A previous claim has resurfaced again in this regard; in 2007 the Italian mobster […]

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Acquarone up against RCS Sport in court: “I feel like a scapegoat”

Ten months after he was abruptly fired by RCS Sport, former COO Michele Acquarone had his day in court this week, tackling his former employers in an unfair dismissal case. The former Giro d’Italia chief squared up against the Italian company and will find out next week if a quick decision will be made in […]

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