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‘My bike was in six pieces:’ Taaramae out of Vuelta after being hit by a team car

A race already marked by dangerous crashes has seen another rider exit the Vuelta a España on Friday: Rein Taaramae (Katusha) was hit from behind by a Team Cofidis car and was forced to abandon. “I can’t be sure exactly what happened. I was suffering today. I was dropped in the group and was riding …

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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

In your Saturday CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Genechten wins in another dramatic Vuelta stage finish; Chavanel wins record fourth GC title at Tour du Poitou Charentes; Contador describes his Vuelta prospects as ‘complicated’ after stage eight crash; ‘My bike was in six pieces:’ Taaramae out of Vuelta after being hit by a team car; First …

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Contador describes his Vuelta prospects as ‘complicated’ after stage eight crash

Already behind in the opening week, Alberto Contador has said that his Vuelta a España chances ‘will be complicated’ after hitting the deck at the end of Friday’s stage of the race. The Spaniard, who crashed twice during the Tour before withdrawing with fever, had his build-up for the Vuelta complicated by lingering injuries from …

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First Chinese WorldTour team the aim as company buys Lampre-Merida’s licence owner

The future of the Lampre-Merida team has been under question ever since Merida confirmed that it would partner with the new Bahrain Pro Cycling project in 2017. The split ends a collaboration between the bike company and Lampre, an Italian sheet steel manufacturer, which began in 2013. During the Tour de France CyclingTips heard suggestions …

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Your Friday Daily News Digest

In your Friday CyclingTips Daily New Digest: Simon Yates takes first Grand Tour win at Vuelta a España; Bouhanni wins sprint, Chavanel takes TT and lead at Tour du Poitou Charentes; Criticism and apologies as unmarked post takes Kruijswijk out of Vuelta a España; “The bike was what I loved to do the most, but it …

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Criticism and apologies as unmarked post takes Kruijswijk out of Vuelta a España

Disaster and controversy struck Stage 5 of the 2016 Vuelta a España, when several riders went down with injuries due to an unmarked traffic post with 2.5 kilometres remaining on the stage. As the peloton looped around the Roman walls of Lugo, Simon Clarke (Cannondale) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) tried to power away, taking advantage …

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Your Thursday Daily News Digest

In your Thursday CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Meersman doubles Vuelta stage wins while crashes affect GC hopes; Van Asbroeck avoids sprint crash to win at Tour du Poitou Charentes; Baugnies solos to win at Druivenkoers – Overijse; Kruijswijk crashes out of Vuelta; Contador evades crash, remains uncertain about form; CyclingTips Podcast: The Floyd Landis Interview; Two …

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Contador evades crash, remains uncertain about form

Already one minute 20 seconds behind chief rival Chris Froome (Sky) in the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador avoided a further setback in the race on Wednesday when he avoided falling in a big pileup in the finale. “Fortunately, I was able to jump over the leg of a rider that had crashed in front …

Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

In your CyclingTips Wednesday Daily News Digest: Calmejane makes it two French wins in-a-row at Vuelta; Merlier wins GP Stad Zottegem; Bouhanni back to winning at Tour du Poitou Charentes; Costa, Powless go 1-2 in Tour de l’Avenir time trial; Roche resumes training, is awaiting results of test for Legionnaires’ disease; Wiggins set for road racing …

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2017 U.S. road nationals moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, with date change to late June

The U.S. national road and time-trial championships are set for two major changes in 2017 — date and venue — several sources have confirmed with CyclingTips. The road championships will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, rather than the previously announced Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and will be held in late June, in line with the UCI mandated schedule …

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