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A call out for women to join a sports board and change the world

‘It is way easier to throw rocks at the tent’. It’s an expression I have come to use frequently, although the proper saying may use a house instead of a tent, but regardless, my take on it is: ‘it is easier to criticise than to actually try to build something.’ With social media in our …

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UCI lobbying WADA to ban Tramadol

With the use of grey area performance-enhancing substances in the news after the leak of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) data from WADA, including details of corticosteroid injections by Bradley Wiggins, the spotlight is on other such substances. One of the most contentious is the painkiller Tramadol, which is a potent painkiller. It is currently not …

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Boycott averted, 10 WorldTour teams commit to world TTT championships

The very real risk that the UCI world team time trial championships would not take place this year has been averted, with an eleventh hour agreement being reached. This will enable a scaled-down version to go ahead next month. According to a statement released by the UCI on Tuesday, discussions have led to a compromise …

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Why Dimension Data’s place in the WorldTour is under threat

Going into the 2016 Tour de France, few could have predicted that Dimension Data would come out of the race with five stage wins, four of them to Mark Cavendish. And yet that’s exactly what happened, the African-registered team leaving Le Tour as arguably the most impressive squad behind overall winners Team Sky. Those five …

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UCI President Brian Cookson on La Course, developing women’s cycling and Rio predictions

UCI president Brian Cookson strolled the cobbled roads of the Champs Elysées on Sunday, attending to media and supporting the women’s La Course race ahead of the final stage of the Tour de France. As the women’s peloton sped around the Arc de Triomphe, Cookson spared a few minutes of his time to talk to Ella …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan swaps rainbow stripes for yellow jersey with Stage 2 victory at Tour de France; Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink; Tour of Austria kicks off with uphill prologue and field sprint stage; Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France, …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Tour de France; Sagan promising fireworks as Tour start looms; Bouhanni talks about incident that ended his Tour de France before it started; Cummings calls for British Cycling coach removal after Olympic snub; Female Trans America endurance racer out to …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Americans at the 2016 Tour de France: Who’s racing, and what are their objectives?; Drapac signs five-year deal as co-title sponsor of Cannondale Pro Cycling Team; hansgrohe joins Bora as co-sponsor for 2017; Sagan joining Bora–Hansgrohe in 2017?; Cycling Canada names team for Rio; Numainville left off Canadian Olympic team; Tiffany …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 4: On road disc brakes and the needs of amateur vs. pro cyclists

Few equipment issues are more contentious in road cycling right now than disc brakes. Should they be legal or shouldn’t they? Are they as dangerous as some have made them out to be? And are they even worth the debate or is the whole thing just some grand conspiracy to sell more bikes? Our fourth …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms; Trans Am: Lael Wilcox wins, smashes women’s record; Alejandro Valverde Q&A: ‘I think nobody doubts my performances anymore’; Glaetzer bests Perkins in match sprint at International Track Series; Lotto-Soudal aims for Tour wins with Greipel; Giant-Alpecin announced Tour roster; Wout …

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