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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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Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms

The possibility of a major, and potentially devastating, rift in the sport appears to have been averted after the UCI and ASO have confirmed an agreement over WorldTour reforms. These and other stakeholders met on Wednesday as part of the Professional Cycling Council and eked out an agreement on the next steps in that reform, …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sagan wins wet and wild Suisse stage; Bole wins overall at Tour of Korea; Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors; UCI to study claims that its technical manager compromised French hidden motor; German cycling champ Rudi Altig passes away; The route for the …

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Explosive claims that UCI official alerted others to police operations against hidden motors

Less than two months after Stade 2 claimed that thermal imaging cameras may have revealed hidden motor use in two Italian races, the French TV programme made bigger claims when it suggested a senior UCI official may have frustrated a police manoeuvre at last year’s Tour de France. In a programme released on Sunday evening …

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Disc brake trial stalls under continued rider objections

CyclingTips learned in May that the short-lived disc brake trial period for elite-level racing was to be provisionally reinstated this month but last week’s planned meeting between the three key invested parties didn’t go as smoothly as some had hoped. There was some progress — namely, that disc brakes are now officially legal worldwide for …

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