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How the Race Was Won: 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

It was cold. It was snowing. And it was the oldest of the spring classics, one of pro cycling’s five Monuments. In the final spring classics installment of “How the Race Was Won,” Cosmo Catalano breaks down Wout Poels’ victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Wout Poels wins Liège-Bastogne-Liège to bring Team Sky its first Monument

After 248km of cold, miserable conditions, Dutch rider Wout Poels took the biggest win of his career, and the first Monument for Team Sky, winning the 102nd edition of Liége-Bastogne-Liége. Polls out-sprinted Swiss rider Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) and Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) from a four-man group; BMC Racing’s Samuel Sanchez ran out of legs as the …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: IAM Cycling gets WorldTour licence, Astana and Europcar must wait for decision; Vincenzo Nibali, Rui Costa, Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara confirmed for Tour of Oman; Péraud almost quit cycling at 20 following doping accusations; Lance Armstrong at impasse with feds over evidence; GoPro tries …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Astana Continental team ‘suspended indefinitely’ by Vinokourov after Fedosseyev’s positive test; Women’s NRS expanded in 2015 with two new races; Canadian William Goodfellow receives two-year ban for anti-doping violation; Rui Costa’s brother Mario inks deal to race alongside him with Lampre-Merida; Peter Sagan helps launch …

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Rui Costa’s brother Mario inks deal to race alongside him with Lampre-Merida

Former world road race champion Rui Costa will have company from close to home alongside him next season, with his Lampre-Merida team confirming that it has given his older brother a contract. Mario Costa has inked a deal with the Italian squad and is looking forward to the experience. “It’s such a pride and satisfaction …

Horner: The Tour is not over…Nibali is isolated

Chris Horner has said that he will dedicate himself to team-mate Rui Costa in the days ahead at the Tour de France, believing that the world champion has a better chance of doing something in the overall than he does. The American spoke to a cluster of reporters just after the end of stage 13 …

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Rui Costa wins Tour de Suisse after final-stage victory; Philippe Gilbert wins Ster ZLM Toer following two stage victories; Nicolas Roche takes out the Route du Sud; Valentina Scandolara takes solo win at the Giro del Trentino; French newspaper claims UCI hasn’t followed WADA’s rules …

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