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Interview: Brajkovic looking for a team two years after top ten in Tour

He was ninth in the Tour de France two years ago and is a past winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Georgia and the Tour of Slovenia. Despite that, and despite being still just 30 years of age, Janez Brajkovic finds himself hurtling towards November with still no idea if he will […]

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Kelly: cobbles, rather than lack of time trials, are why Froome might miss Tour

Most have looked at the lack of time trial kilometres as the reason why Chris Froome has said he might give the 2015 Tour de France a miss but, according to Sean Kelly, another factor is likely the real reason. “I think the Tour organisation took a risk last year of doing the cobbles and […]

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USA Cycling confirms Armstrong not permitted to ride Saturday’s Gran Fondo Hincapie

Following communication with the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) and the UCI, USA Cycling has confirmed that Lance Armstrong’s planned participation in Saturday’s Hincapie Gran Fondo would contravene the lifetime ban the Texan was handed in 2012. “USA Cycling has been asked by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to look into the Hincapie Gran Fondo […]

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WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS

Both the World Anti Doping Agency and the UCI have decided to fight the decision taken last month by the Czech Olympic Committee to clear Roman Kreuziger of anomalies in his biological passport, with the bodies confirming that they will bring the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “After reviewing the full case […]

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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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