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By the numbers: What it takes to finish in the lead group at Milan-San Remo

On Saturday, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) thundered down the Via Roma to finish sixth at his first Milan-San Remo. The three-time cyclocro...

By the numbers: What it takes to win at the men's Ardennes Classics

With the Ardennes now behind us, the 2018 Spring Classics season has come to a close. Before we turn our attention to the Giro d'Italia, ...

By the numbers: What it takes to win on Willunga Hill at the Tour Down Under

It wasn't a surprise when Richie Porte (BMC) danced away from his rivals to win a fifth-straight Willunga stage at the Tour Down Under la...

By the numbers: What it took to be competitive in the men's Worlds road race

Bergen, Norway played host to the 2017 Road World Championships last week in a carnival that culminated with Sunday's elite men's road ra...

By the numbers: How Nairo Quintana won the stage 9 summit finish at the Giro d'Italia

Sunday's stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia was the race's second summit finish, but it was the first time we saw the big GC contenders really ...

By the numbers: Analysing the Giro d'Italia's first mountain-top finish

The first mountain-top finish of this year's Giro d'Italia came early -- on just the fourth day of the race. The 181km stage concluded wi...

By the numbers: What it takes to be competitive at the Amstel Gold Race

Last Sunday, Philippe Gilbert (QuickStep) rode his way to his second big victory of the spring, beating Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) in a two...

By the numbers: Why Paris-Roubaix is such a punishing race

Paris-Roubaix is arguably the hardest one-day race in the world, a 257km slog over the rough cobbled farm roads of northern France that o...

By the numbers: Just how hard is the Tour of Flanders?

The Tour of Flanders is regarded as one of the hardest one-day races in the world; a 260km slog over steep cobbled climbs and narrow farm...

By the numbers: What it takes to win Milan-San Remo

When Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) attacked on the Poggio in Saturday's Milan-San Remo, just two riders could follow him. One of them, Mic...

By the numbers: What does it take to be competitive at the cobbled semi-classics?

Spring Classics season got underway last weekend with two races in the Flanders region of Belgium: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Bruss...

By the numbers: Just how hard were the uphill finishes at the 2017 Tour Down Under?

Two stages decided the general classification at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under: stage 2 to Paracombe and stage 5 to Willunga Hill. Both...

By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix

In the wake of Mat Hayman's stirring victory at Paris-Roubaix, training software provider Training Peaks has released the Australian ride...

By the numbers: How Orica-GreenEdge controlled the Tour Down Under

It's fair to say Orica-GreenEdge had a great Tour Down Under. With four stage wins out of a possible six, victory in the points classific...