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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

When the Jayco Herald Sun Tour came to a close in Kinglake yesterday, so too did the Australian summer of racing. It seems like forever ago that the season got underway at the Bay Crits in Geelong, but in reality it’s been just five weeks. But it’s been a busy five weeks. After three days …

Photo gallery: Inside Team USA at the 2017 world cyclocross championships

Ellen Noble highlighted a strong showing for the United States at the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg, winning the silver medal in the U23 women’s race. Noble (Aspire Racing), who just three weeks ago won a national championship in Hartford, Connecticut, finished just 10 seconds off the lead. Noble led during the race, …

Tears of joy: women’s cyclocross worlds in pictures

I was there last year, on the ground in Heusden-Zolder, for the 2016 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. Drenched from the pouring rain, I stood just yards from the finish line when Sanne Cant outsprinted Dutchwoman Sophie de Boer for the last remaining podium spot. There was no celebration then, only tears of disappointment and the …

Photo gallery: 2017 Axeon Hagens Berman team camp

The 2017 Axeon Hagens Berman held a training camp January 8-18 in Calabasas, California. Founded in 2009 by Axel Merckx, the Continental squad has the goal of developing young talent into professional riders. With the backing of an international racing program, the team supports talented young cyclists in their journey toward becoming top athletes and …

Photo gallery: Next-level racing at Adelaide’s first Carpark Climb

“See you at the carpark climb?” That was the question asked by many after Richie Porte burst through the massive crowds on Willunga Hill to win stage 5 of the Tour Down Under. A first for Adelaide, the VTWO/CyclingTips Carpark Climb roared to life on Saturday night as thousands flocked to the multi-story carpark for several hours of …

Photo gallery: Stage 6 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

And so another edition of the Santos Tour Down Under comes to a close. In the end just two riders won stages at this year’s six-stage event: Richie Porte (two stages and the overall) and Caleb Ewan (four stages). When the finish was flat, it was Ewan who won; when it was uphill, Porte did. …

Photo gallery: Stage 5 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Richie Porte and Willunga Hill. It’s a relationship that’s defined the penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under since 2014. Today’s victory, Porte’s fourth consecutive on the hill, was perhaps his most impressive to date. He didn’t need to attack. He could have sat in and just followed the moves of his rivals, leaning on …

Photo gallery: Stage 4 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Four stages of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under, three wins for Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott). If you include the People’s Choice Classic criterium the equation is four from five. Go back even further and you can add the Australian National criterium title and a stage of the Bay Crits. In short: it’s been an impressive …

Photo gallery: Stage 3 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Today’s breakaway group of four was the biggest of the Tour Down Under thus far. The quartet got up the road as BMC, Orica-Scott and others controlled the pace in the peloton. It was always going to be a sprint finish, and that’s exactly how it played out. The forecast suggested thunderstorms and heavy rain …

Photo gallery: Stage 2 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

Richie Porte (BMC) came into the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under as one of the riders to beat. He skipped the Australian Road Nationals to give the TDU his full focus, and looked fit and focused when he turned up to the People’s Choice Classic on Sunday. And on stage 2 today, he showed why …

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