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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. …

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Dan Martin feeling ‘great’ as Tour de France heads for familiar roads

Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) safely navigated his way through a stressful opening week of the Tour de France and heads into the mountains on equal footing with pre-race favorites Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). “Great, feel really good, but tomorrow’s another day,” Martin said after the opening test in the Pyrenees, the Col …

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Holm: ‘If Dan Martin doesn’t finish top ten I’ll cut off his ears’

Etixx-QuickStep directeur sportif Brian Holm has commented on the GC chances of team climber Dan Martin, making it clear that he wants a big general classification performance in the Tour de France. Martin was one of the strongest of the GC riders on Wednesday’s fifth stage, accelerating at the end and chasing Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale …

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Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France?

He won a mountain stage in the Vuelta at 25, took one in the Tour at 26 and then finished seventh overall in the Spanish Grand Tour the following year. However despite those strong showings, and despite a spate of top ten stage placings, Dan Martin has never delivered on his GC potential in the …

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Video highlights from the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné

Traditionally, the Criterium du Dauphiné is a rehearsal for the Tour de France. This 68th edition was no exception, and ended with a Tour de France winner, Chris Froome (Sky), who earned his third victory in the event. It all started in Les Gets where Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) used his pure climbing skills to master the uphill prologue; 3.9 km …

Daily News Digest

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement …

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Valverde takes a fourth Flèche Wallonne title as Alaphilippe again finishes second

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde broke the record for wins at Flèche Wallonne Wednesday, once again timing his sprint on the Mur de Huy to perfection, to take a fourth career victory. For the second year in a row, young Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) finished as runner-up to the Movistar rider. Alaphilippe’s teammate, Dan Martin, finished third. …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: De Gendt wins stage four of the Volta a Catalunya; Belletti and Gazprom-RusVelo win stages in Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali; Quintana: this is my reward for hard work; Porte and van Garderen hail successful collaboration; Contador: ‘It was impossible to catch Quintana’; Martin slips to fourth …

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