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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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FireRoadies! WorldTour riders get wake-up call at Leadville 100 MTB Race

An orange glow from the rising sun lit the sky and awoke the locals of the old mining town of Leadville, as the frosted breath of thousands of cyclists filled the air. As the temperature crept near the 40-degree mark and the bright red start-line clock counted down the minutes to the start of the …

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WorldTour pros showdown at Leadville 100 mountain bike race

This weekend, a handful of pro roadies are swapping the sound of smooth rubber on freshly laid tarmac for the heavy metal of Rocky Mountain singletrack. A WorldTour showdown, past and present, is set for the Leadville Trail 100 mountain-bike race on Saturday. Among them are Joe Dombrowski and Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac), Laurens Ten Dam …

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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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Giving back: how members of the pro cycling community are helping others

In a sport as demanding as cycling, extreme focus and a tunnel-vision approach are crucial to success. The riders spend many days away from home, are sheltered and looked after by their teams and then thrash it out through wind and rain, over cobbles and high mountains. Real life seldom intrudes; instead, the existence is …

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King, Kolar tip Sagan for even greater success

Speaking in the days after Peter Sagan won the 2015 UCI world road race championships, former and current team-mates Ted King and Michael Kolar have said they believe that he will go on to even bigger things. King raced with Sagan for four seasons at the Liquigas-Cannondale squad and said that the now-25 year old …

The real Peter Sagan: beneath the surface, who is the new world champion?

It’s easy to form impressions from the other side of a tv screen – or even a microphone – but it is only those behind the scenes who are able to get, and give, a more complete picture of a personality. Peter Sagan is a larger than life figure. His image and legend grew even …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky wins Tour de Romandie TTT, Geraint Thomas claims yellow; Davide Rebellin wins stage 3 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey; The curious case of Alejandro Valverde; Ted King to retire at end of 2015 season; Tracey Gaudry leaves the Amy Gillett Foundation; “The …

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Ted King to retire at end of 2015 season

After seven years in the European peloton, Cannondale-Garmin rider Ted King has confirmed that he will hang up his wheels at the end of the current season. “I’ll forever love this sport and consider myself grateful to have earned such an international career,” he stated Tuesday, announcing that he was months away from hanging up …

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The Week in Bike #46 – Let’s Play Pro Cyclist!

What better way to celebrate the busiest travel holiday in the US (Thanksgiving) than by sampling a bit of the professional cyclist lifestyle? Mercifully, the hotels and lack of leg room are short-term concerns, but both fans and riders seem likely to be under the thumb of cycling’s powers that be for quite a while to come. We …

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