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Cam and Richie’s excellent adventure

On Thursday I gave Richie Porte and Cam Wurf the keys to hijack the CyclingTips Instagram account so they could document their 400km ride around NE Tasmania. Amidst the regular season media circus, Grand Tour bubbles, and “business” of cycling, this story simply shows two cyclists who aren’t that much different from you and me […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Wrap-up: why Horner deserved the win

As you all would have seen Cameron Wurf provided a daily diary for us during the Vuelta a Espana. Cam’s updates gave us a glimpse into the ups and downs of racing a Grand Tour. In Cam’s final piece he talks about why Chris Horner is a deserving winner and gives us some insight into […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – Next stop, Madrid!

Stage 20 of the Vuelta was considered to be the final real stage before tomorrow’s parade into Madrid. Everyone who arrives at the finish today, barring mishap, tomorrow should finish this year’s Vuelta a Espana. They certainly designed a hum-dinger of a stage and everyone in the bunch knew there would be no free kilometers […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – Now that’s racing!

Today’s stage was an absolute cracka! Katusha took the race by the scruff of the neck and by days end the stage winner came from their ranks. The first few kilometers went to the usual script. Ratto was first to open the throttle and in a blink of an eye 17 men had joined him. […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – New buddy in the bunch

Today our team manager had one simple demand of us: don’t miss the breakaway! Miss it and your chasing it!! So with that, we all knew it was easier for us to be in everything that went up the road than have to chase it all back. The team shared the load of following all […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – a ticking time bomb

Today was a ticking time bomb after our day of leisure yesterday. The peloton was full of beans and the wind was blowing just hard enough that if a team wanted to blow the race to bits, the opportunity was there for the taking. However, there is always hesitation to be the team who turns […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – a short but tough stage

Today is the final stage before the rest day. It was nearly 100km shorter than yesterday with only three climbs on the menu – none which were overly steep, but just steep enough for a strong team to absolutely decimate a peloton with some ferocious pace-setting. The only thing missing was a team with the […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – Survival mode

The queen stage of any grand tour is always meant to present the greatest challenge to the peloton. For me, that was certainly the case. From the first kilometer I was suffering and with the 224km stage culminating atop the Col de Peyresourde, the suffering didn’t end until I crossed the finish line. I would […]

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Cam Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – The Rat was first up the drain pipe!

What an absolute cracker of a day. Daniele the ‘Rat Man Rattster’ has been banging on the door for a jolly long time and today he completely blew the door off its hinges! He has come in second or third place more than any other rider this year and to take his first victory on […]

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Cameron Wurf’s Vuelta Diary – No easy days

Today had the potential to go one of two ways; full gas or nice and easy. Stage 13 looked ideal for a breakaway to take the spoils and the only questions were how long it would take the break to form, and which riders would make it. Sure enough the full gas scenario panned out. […]

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