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In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory; Wout Poels wins the Volta a la Communitat Valenciana; Marcel Kittel back to form with Dubai Tour overall victory; Trixi Worrack secures overall victory in the Ladies Tour of Qatar, Etixx-QuickStep absent from Tour of Qatar due…

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Herald Sun Tour (2.1)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Froome Christopher
2. Kennaugh Peter
3. Howson Damien
Dubai Tour (2.HC)
Final Classification - General Classification
1. Kittel Marcel
2. Nizzolo Giacomo
3. Lobato Juan José
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Chris Froome wins the Sun Tour with final-stage victory

ARTHURS SEAT, Australia (CT) – Chris Froome (Sky) has won his first race of the 2016 season, taking out the Jayco Herald Sun Tour with an impressive solo move in the race’s final stage. Froome came into the last of three ascents of Arthurs Seat with only Joe Cooper (Avanti IsoWhey) for company, the two...

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Photo gallery: 2016 Fat Bike World Championships

On Saturday, January 30, the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, played host to the first, self-appointed, Fat Bike World Championships. The non-sanctioned event — no, there was no rainbow jersey awarded — was organized by the mutton-chopped Dave Ochs, director of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, and was sponsored by Colorado-based Borealis Fat Bikes. Crested Butte has...

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Latest News

Tour of Qatar official: Etixx-Quick Step absent due to disciplinary issues

The Belgian Etixx-Quick Step team is not racing at this year’s Tour of Qatar due to a perceived “lack of respect” at previous editions, Qatar Cycling Federation president Sheikh Khalid Bin Ali Al-Thani said at a press conference in Doha on Sunday. As reported by several news agencies, event organizers felt Etixx had caused problems...

Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do things, and just never getting around to it. Either finding an excuse like I was too busy, or I couldn’t get in touch with the right people, or I’ll do...

Murphy wins stage 3 of the Sun Tour in a photo finish, Kennaugh holds firm

INVERLOCH, Australia (CT) – American John Murphy (UnitedHealthcare) has upstaged his more-fancied rivals on stage 3 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, winning the bunch sprint in a photo finish. Murphy, who began his pro career at the 2006 Sun Tour, narrowly beat Italian sprinter Niccolo Bonifazio (Trek-Segafredo) in the dash to the line, while...

Second positive test in 12 months could see Katusha sidelined up to 45 days

Team Katusha, the Russian squad that fought the UCI to preserve its 2013 WorldTour license, is facing a potential suspension from pro cycling’s highest ranks after a second positive drug test in 12 months. The UCI reported Friday that Russian rider Eduard Vorganov tested positive for Meldonium, a hormone and metabolic modulator, in a sample...

Ewan wins a tough stage 2 of the Sun Tour, Kennaugh extends his overall lead

MOE, Australia (CT) – Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) has lived up to his billing as pre-race favourite on stage 2 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, winning the day from a small group sprint. Ewan hit the line first ahead of second-placed Tanner Putt (UnitedHealthcare), on the same time, while overall leader Peter Kennaugh (Sky) was...

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Viviani wins stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, takes overall lead; Van Dijk claims stage 3 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar; Kennaugh and Froome take Sky one-two at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Dan Martin claims first win in Etixx-QuickStep colours; The map-makers – Designing...

Cross/road: Which way forward for young American riders?

Last weekend, under-23 cyclocross racing made headlines for all the wrong reasons. It’s important to remember that Femke van den Driessche’s hidden motor at the world cyclocross championships in Zolder, Belgium, was an exception. For the overwhelming majority of junior and under-23 racers, cyclocross is both a passion, and, possibly, a springboard into a career...

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Latest Features

Motors in bikes: Greg LeMond’s six ways to eradicate mechanical doping

Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a professional he drew attention to the doping within the sport, and after his retirement he questioned the achievements of Lance Armstrong. His scepticism about the latter led to claims that...

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Commentary: Motor doping, not your dad’s cheating

Now that cycling has finally nabbed a racer using a motor to make their bike go faster, the sport can once again tape a “kick me” sign to the back of its bib shorts. As you well know by now, Femke Van den Driessche was caught with a motorised bike at the under-23 cyclocross world...

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Commentary: Why China’s Wanda Sports may pose a threat to Tour de France owners ASO

Editor’s note: This column was written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line website. Chinese sports and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group telegraphed its intent to disrupt the status quo of the endurance athletics industry when it purchased World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman brand, for $650 million, last August. Six months...

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Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap groupset. For those that are unfamiliar with Above Category, it is a shop located in Sausalito, near San Francisco in California. Chad Nordwall is the owner and he has built his...

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Tech

Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap groupset. For those that are unfamiliar with Above Category, it is a shop located in Sausalito, near San Francisco in California. Chad Nordwall is the owner and he has built his...

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Electromagnetic wheel motors possible in theory, but unlikely in practice

Recent news coming out of the world cyclocross championships in Belgium last weekend has confirmed the first documented case of what the UCI refers to as technological fraud as well as one of the primary suspected methods — a small electric motor and battery, hidden inside the frame, that directly drives a bevel gear on...

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First-look review: Silca Super Pista and Impero pumps

There was a time when Silca’s Pista and SuperPista pumps were as common to road cycling as 32-spoke wheels. Established in 1917, Silca was a family-run business until the owners recently sold the company to Josh Poertner. Poertner has rejuvenated the brand with new world engineering and a proud made-in-Indianapolis ethos. That doesn’t mean he...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts 2

Thereabouts 2

For those of you who missed the 24hr pre-screening of Thereabouts 2, you can now see it on Vimeo on Demand for a small donation that will go towards the making of next year’s Thereabouts 3 sequel. Just click play then “Watch Now” in the top right corner of the trailer. If you haven’t seen...

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Roadtripping Switzerland

Roadtripping Switzerland

  Few mountain ranges are more synonymous with road cycling than the French Alps – the Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard, Alpe d’Huez, to name but a few of the Alps’ most famous climbs. But the Alps extend well beyond French borders and into several neighbouring countries, not least Switzerland. In the latest installment in...

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Roadtripping Iceland

Roadtripping Iceland

Four degrees Celsius in the middle of summer. Perpetual daylight that makes it difficult to sleep. Constant rain. Backpacks full of heavy camera equipment. Niggling injuries. Jason Stirling and David Fletcher from NorthSouth faced no shortage of challenges as they made their way around Iceland over the course of two weeks. And yet the story...

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Women's Cycling

Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do things, and just never getting around to it. Either finding an excuse like I was too busy, or I couldn’t get in touch with the right people, or I’ll do...

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Photo gallery: 2016 Ladies Tour of Qatar

Two former winners returned to the Ladies Tour of Qatar this year. Ellen van Dijk took the GC in 2014, Kirsten Wild already has four wins of the Ladies Tour of Qatar to her name. Both Dutchwomen are looking for a chance at a World Championships title later this year and came to the desert for an early dress rehearsal....

Chloe Hosking’s stage four diary of Qatar: ‘This race was a great showcase of women’s cycling’

What a week it has been! With eight of the top 10 UCI teams having battled it out in the Qatari deserts, the 2016 road season is now well and truly underway. After Kirsten Wild (Team Hitec) won the first stage in a bunch sprint with ease, for a moment it looked like a fifth victory for her in...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Lisa’s Mum on mechanical doping and a whole new level of committing to the rut

Lisa Jacobs is a three-time Australian cyclocross champion, a lawyer and an all round nice person that helps set the tone for a welcoming women’s scene in the fledgling world of Australian cyclocross. However, sometimes in her blogs on ridehappy.com.au she lets out her alter ego, Lisa’s Mum, who steers clear of conventional wisdom and most...

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Get ready for CX Worlds: Heckling 101 with Georgia Gould

The cyclocross season is wrapping up at the Cyclocross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium this weekend. Whether you’re one of the 65,000 anticipated live spectators or among the thousands who will tune in from their TVs and computers, here are some heckling tips to sharpen your sideline jeering skills and get in the ‘cross spirit....

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Race photographers: Bike racing’s unsung heroes

We often talk about the awesome jobs that swannies, mechanics, directors, volunteers and race organisers do at bike races, but what about the photographers? Photographers are some of the unsung heroes of bike races. They stand around in all weather conditions, often start work at the crack of dawn, hussle with spectators, climb atop of...

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