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Photo gallery: Dust, cobbles and dirt at the 2016 Schaal Sels

Last year’s 90th edition of Schaal Sels marked a turning point for the Belgian one-day race. Having been established way back in 1922, and having held a UCI 1.1 classification since 2005, the race had stagnated somewhat. But in 2015, race organisers decided to introduce more than 50km of gravel and cobblestone farm roads to …

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Photo Gallery: 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race

The Leadville Trail 100 is a race for the professionals who take the start, but for everyone else it is a battle. It’s either a battle to finish within a certain time, or to merely finish within the 12-hour cutoff. Completing the grueling course is an accomplishment and no matter the time or the placing, a …

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From the cutting room floor – Highlights of the 2016 Tour de France

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media, Jered & Ashley Gruber The 2016 “La Grande Boucle” began on July 2 on the island of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy and concluded on the one of the most famous boulevards in the world, the Champs-Élysées, on July 24. In between the beginning and the end of the …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 21

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Puting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s (Lotto-Soudal) victory in his German national champion’s jersey. “I can’t describe it,” Grepiel said. “I’m just super proud of what we’ve achieved today. I’ve raced …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 20

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to take the first victory for Spain at this …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 19

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber Rain and mountain descents made for a wild day at the Tour de France Friday, as Roman Bardet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) took the Stage 19 win and moved from fifth overall into second, Chris Froome (Team Sky) crashed and finished, bloodied, on a teammate’s bike, and second-placed Bauke …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 18

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome held off all comers on the stage 18 uphill time trial in Megève Thursday, taking the stage win and extending his lead in the general classification. Froome (Team Sky) finished the 17km (10.36mi) solo effort with a time …

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 17

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon Russian Illnur Zakarin (Katusha) climbed his way to a mountaintop stage victory on Wednesday in stage 17 of the Tour de France, held entirely in Switzerland, as riders from the breakaway fought for victory on the hors categorie climb of the Col de la Gueulaz …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, second rest day

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber The riders of the 2016 Tour de France enjoyed a relaxing rest day on Tuesday in Berne, Switerzland. The cloudless sunny sky and pristine water of Lake Thun made for a fantastic day to reset and recover, both mentally and physically, with four tough days in the …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 16

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon There was was no fairytale Tour de France ending for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) on Monday in Berne, the Swiss rider’s hometown, as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the Stage 16 victory out of a select group, in a photo finish. The peloton had to navigate a …

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