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In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff wins stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar; UCI Discliplinary Commission deems Paolini’s cocaine positive as recreational, will not suspend Katusha; Riders react to Doha Worlds course; Santaromita on Orica-GreenEdge tenure – ‘The longer it went on, the worse it got’; Carmen Small’s Road…

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Stage 2: Doha > Doha - Stage Result
1. Kristoff Alexander
2. Cavendish Mark
3. Jans Roy
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Final Classification - General Classification
1. Froome Christopher
2. Kennaugh Peter
3. Howson Damien
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Full circle: Danny Pate’s soul-searching return to US racing

Over the course of his 17-year career, American Danny Pate has ridden for several of pro cycling’s biggest teams, including Team Sky, Garmin, and HTC-Highroad. But in 2016, the 36-year old from Colorado Springs returns to his domestic roots with the Continental team, Rally Racing. After four years with Sky, and after completing all three grand...

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Tubeless tubulars set for road debut at the Spring Classics?

With the European road season just kicking into gear, tech spotters have a lot to look forward to. Over the next few months many new products will be put through their paces, being raced on by the pros for the first time. One product that’s poised to have an impact on the upcoming Spring Classics...

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Latest News

UCI Disciplinary Commission deems Paolini’s cocaine positive as recreational, will not suspend Katusha

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced Tuesday that its Disciplinary Commission had determined that conditions for a suspension of Team Katusha had not been met. Citing article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, which states that a second case of an adverse analytical finding within 12 months calls for a suspension of between 14-15 days,...

Carmen Small’s Road to Rio: ‘the racing will be more dynamic this year than ever before’

As the UCI road calendar kicked off at the Santos Women’s Tour in Australia last week and women’s peloton is now  readying themselves for action in Qatar, American Carmen Small has yet to put the first race kilometres to her name. Cervélo-Bigla was not invited to Qatar, which was a disappointment to say the least....

Five things to know about new CX World Champion Thalita de Jong

In a nail-biter of a race, 22-year-old Thalita de Jong overcame sloppy conditions, a poor start and a 21-seconds gap to be crowned world champion in Zolder, Belgium, last week. While she may have been overlooked as a favourite, those who’ve been watching her closely were not surprised at all. The young Dutch rider of...

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar; USA Cycling confirms Evelyn Stevens will attempt the UCI Hour Record; Patrick Lefevere hits back after Etixx-QuickStep Tour of Qatar omission; Giant-Alpecin’s Chad Haga keeping spirits high after horrific collision; An interview with Fernando Gaviria;...

USA Cycling confirms Evelyn Stevens to take on world hour record

We broke the news on Twitter already but today USA Cycling confirmed that Evelyn Stevens of Boels-Dolmans will indeed take on the UCI world hour record, hoping to beat Bridie O’Donnell’s mark of 46.882 kilometres set just last month. The 32-year-old American will make the attempt on February 27 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About Evie:...

Daily News Digest

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...

The aftermath: Giant’s Chad Haga keeping spirits high after horrific collision

It happened in the blink of an eye. A head-on collision with a vehicle in the wrong lane. Every road cyclist’s worst nightmare. In an instant, everything had changed for American Chad Haga. The 27-year-old from Texas had shown up to Giant-Alpecin’s training camp in Calpe, Spain, in the best condition of his career, eager...

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Latest Features

Pinotti: Porte has huge potential, he now needs to step up in terms of mental strength

BMC Racing Team trainer Marco Pinotti believes that new signing Richie Porte can reach a new level this season, believing that his move from Team Sky can help him become a major Grand Tour contender. The former professional worked with Porte at the Australian road nationals earlier this year and has formed an opinion about...

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Rise of the micro-brands: Introducing the CyclingTips Emporium

Today we’re excited to launch a project we’ve been working on for some time now, the CyclingTips Emporium: a hand-picked selection of new and interesting cycling products from brands we love. You may have noticed our Sock Swag. It’s a collection that features some great small brands we’ve been working with; brands we’ve been introducing...

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The Froome Factor: What impact did the Tour de France champion have on the Sun Tour?

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour ended yesterday afternoon the way that many people expected it would — with Chris Froome (Sky) holding the winner’s trophy. The result was a good one for the Sun Tour — the headline act had delivered, thrusting the race into the spotlight around the world. So just how valuable was...

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Photo gallery: 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour was the final event of the Australian summer of cycling and with Chris Froome (Sky) on the startlist, the race was always going to be one to watch. The two-time Tour de France champion took the race on, winning the final stage and the event overall while his teammate Peter...

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Tech

Tubeless tubulars set for road debut at the Spring Classics?

With the European road season just kicking into gear, tech spotters have a lot to look forward to. Over the next few months many new products will be put through their paces, being raced on by the pros for the first time. One product that’s poised to have an impact on the upcoming Spring Classics...

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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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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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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

Ella Picks: Belizean cyclist threatened for demanding a women’s race; the hour record battle is on; analyzing women’s cycling in the media; and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest. There was no shortage of content this week with the cyclocross season nearing its end, track season ramping up to its pinnacle event...

Carmen Small’s Road to Rio: ‘the racing will be more dynamic this year than ever before’

As the UCI road calendar kicked off at the Santos Women’s Tour in Australia last week and women’s peloton is now  readying themselves for action in Qatar, American Carmen Small has yet to put the first race kilometres to her name. Cervélo-Bigla was not invited to Qatar, which was a disappointment to say the least....

Five things to know about new CX World Champion Thalita de Jong

In a nail-biter of a race, 22-year-old Thalita de Jong overcame sloppy conditions, a poor start and a 21-seconds gap to be crowned world champion in Zolder, Belgium, last week. While she may have been overlooked as a favourite, those who’ve been watching her closely were not surprised at all. The young Dutch rider of...

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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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