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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Froome – “I am in very similar form to last year…I am ready for this”; Trek Factory Racing press conference audio; Sean Kelly’s Tour de France blog – “There are many uncertainties ahead”; Michael Matthews could miss Le Tour debut after crash; Talansky extends for […]

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Tour de France preview

The wait is over. This year’s Tour de France is at the door and we should be in for quite a show. Most likely, this will be the best fight for the overall win that we have seen in decades. In this post Mikkel Conde previews the route, the race and the riders that we […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matteo Trentin wins stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse; Michael Matthews wins Tour de Slovenie stage 1 ITT; Marcel Kittel wins stage 2 of the Ster ZLM Toer; Team Belkin calls for crowdfunding to secure future; Bauke Mollema in talks with Tinkoff-Saxo for 2015; […]

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Matthews retains pink but expects Evans to take it on Saturday’s first big mountain stage

He’s ridden superbly thus far but Michael Matthews believes that he will reach the limit of his abilities on Saturday’s first mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia and will almost certainly concede the Maglia Rosa to fellow Australian Cadel Evans. Matthews finished a fine fourth on Friday’s seventh stage of the race, following on from […]

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Giro d’Italia: Bouhanni quickest into Foligno, Matthews keeps race lead

After notching up victory on Tuesday in Bari, Nacer Bouhanni reached the top step of the podium again on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, leading the peloton home into Foligno. The French FDJ rider won a massive bunch sprint to the line, beating Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and Luka Mezgec (Team […]

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Good day for Matthews and Evans at Giro d’Italia

The strong Australian display at the Giro d’Italia continued Wednesday with both Cadel Evans and Michael Matthews in the hunt for the stage win and the latter retaining his Maglia Rosa of race leader. The race to Viggiano was the toughest finish yet of the race, featuring as it did an uphill drag to the […]

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Matthews holds pink jersey as Ulissi wins stage five

He came up short on his goal to win the stage but Michael Matthews put in a superb defence of his Maglia Rosa on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, sticking with the climbers on the uphill finish to Viggiano and holding onto the pink jersey. The Orica GreenEdge rider rode hard in the […]

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Michael Matthews: Giro race leader says he lost his way in 2012 and 2013

Holding the Maglia Rosa after the Giro d’Italia’s third stage to Dublin, Michael Matthews has said that his achievements this year are due to a rethink on the way he approaches the sport and a recognition that he was not making the most of his ability. The Orica GreenEdge rider admitted that after a strong […]

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Michael Matthews: We will do everything we can to keep the jersey as long as possible

Michael Matthews has made clear that the Orica GreenEdge team will do its utmost to continue holding onto the Maglia Rosa, with the Australian sprinter making clear that the team won’t give it up anytime soon. He took over in the pink jersey today, succeeding his team-mate Svein Tuft by virtue of his better placing […]

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Kittel nabs victory, Matthews takes over from Tuft as Maglia Rosa

Marcel Kittel wasted little time in adding to his list of Grand Tour stage wins, blasting home ahead of the rest of the peloton at the end of the first sprinting stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia. The Giant Shimano rider was best into Belfast, hitting the line in front of Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr), Giacomo […]

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