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Photo gallery: The crowds and the excitement of the 2016 Tour du Rwanda

The biggest races on the 2016 cycling calendar are long finished but around the world a number of smaller races are still happening. One such race is the UCI2.2 Tour du Rwanda which concluded its eighth edition in the nation’s capital of Kigali over the weekend. In the grand scheme of things the Tour du …

Sun, sand and sweat: Photo highlights from the Doha Road World Championships

There’s no denying that this year’s Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar attracted their fair share of criticism. The UCI was panned by riders, fans and commentators alike for putting commercial interests ahead of sport, the result of which was a week of racing in stiflingly hot conditions with virtually no one watching from the …

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Photo gallery: A look back at the cycling events of the 2016 Paralympic Games

American photographer Casey B. Gibson was on hand at the 2016 Paralympic Games, shooting cycling events for the United States Olympic Committee. Here, he presents his favorite images. Two weeks after the Olympics in Rio ended, the 2016 Paralympics took place on the same courses and velodrome. While the event missed most of the world’s …

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48 unforgettable photos from the 2016 WorldTour

It’s more than eight months since the Santos Tour Down Under, the opening event on the 2016 WorldTour calendar. And with the completion of last Sunday’s Il Lombardia, male road cycling’s highest level of competition is now complete for another season. A look at the individual rankings shows that Peter Sagan (4,759 points) took a …

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2016 Three Peaks Cyclocross race

The Three Peaks Cyclocross race is held in the Yorkshire Dales and is a unique event on the British cyclocross calendar. The race was first run in 1961 and it feels like very little has changed since then. The race still relies on volunteers, mountain rescue and the village pub to provide everything it needs …

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Photo gallery: Dust, cobbles and dirt at the 2016 Schaal Sels

Last year’s 90th edition of Schaal Sels marked a turning point for the Belgian one-day race. Having been established way back in 1922, and having held a UCI 1.1 classification since 2005, the race had stagnated somewhat. But in 2015, race organisers decided to introduce more than 50km of gravel and cobblestone farm roads to …

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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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From the cutting room floor – Highlights of the 2016 Tour de France

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media, Jered & Ashley Gruber The 2016 “La Grande Boucle” began on July 2 on the island of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy and concluded on the one of the most famous boulevards in the world, the Champs-Élysées, on July 24. In between the beginning and the end of the …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 21

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, BrakeThrough Media Puting a positive spin on a frustrating Tour de France that had delivered one close call but no sprint victories, Andre Greipel’s (Lotto-Soudal) victory in his German national champion’s jersey. “I can’t describe it,” Grepiel said. “I’m just super proud of what we’ve achieved today. I’ve raced …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 20

Photography by Cor Vos, Kristof Ramon, Jered & Ashley Gruber The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France finished with a precarious descent of the Col de la Joux Plane Saturday in pouring rain, and at the bottom, Ion Izagirre (Movistar) demonstrated world-class descending skills to take the first victory for Spain at this …

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