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100th edition of the Giro d’Italia unveiled in Milan

Beginning on the island of Sardinia, moving to neighbouring Sicily before then heading to the Italian mainland, the route of the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia was unveiled in Milan on Tuesday. Totalling 3,572km kilometres in length, the 2017 race will comprise six sprint stages, eight stages of medium climbing difficulty, five strenuous mountain …

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Tour 2017 unveiled: less time trialing, fewer climbs but steeper gradients

Avoiding the most famous stage finishes of Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux, the organisers of the Tour de France have opted for a course with many new climbs in the 2017 route. The parcours of the race was unveiled on Tuesday in Paris, and sees the race begin in Dusseldorf in Germany and visit Belgium …

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Preview: What you need to know about the men’s world championship road race

After a week’s worth of racing in the Doha heat, the 2016 Road World Championships come to a close on Sunday with the elite men’s road race. At more than 250km in length it’s one of the longest races of the year and the chance for one rider to earn the right to wear the …

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Preview: What you need to know about the men’s world championship time trial

The opening days of the 2016 Road World Championships in Doha are now behind us and it’s just about time for the elite men’s individual trial. In the following preview of Wednesday’s event we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the course, the conditions and the riders to watch. It’s the same course …

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Absalon and Schurter: Olympic MTB race one final showdown for the greatest rivalry in pro cycling

On Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro, the final day of the 2016 Olympic Games, one of the greatest rivalries in the history of professional cycling will come to an end on the sport’s biggest stage. The men’s Olympic cross-country mountain-bike race will see France’s Julien Absalon, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, pitted against Nino …

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Preview: What you should know about the 2016 Vuelta a España

It’s late August, which means it’s time for the third and final Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. Starting Saturday and running through September 11, the Vuelta is the Grand Tour that attracts the least attention. But with a tough course and a strong start list that includes three Grand Tour champions, this …

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Preview: What you need to know about the men’s time trial at the Rio Olympics

With the road races now complete at the Rio Olympics it’s time to turn our attention to the individual time trials. Held this Wednesday, the men’s time trial features a challenging (and by now familiar) course that will suit only the most well-rounded riders on the startlist. Here’s what you should know before tuning in. …

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Preview: What you need to know about the men’s road race at the Rio Olympics

Just hours after the opening ceremony at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the first cycling event of the Games will begin. The men’s road race features most of the world’s best riders and a very challenging course, setting the stage for a thrilling contest come Saturday. Here’s what you should know about the men’s road race …

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Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 20 of 2016 Tour de France

Stage 20, 2016 Tour de France On Saturday, the riders traverse their final day in the mountains of this year’s Tour, going from Megève to Morzine-Avoriaz. The 146.5km (91mi) stage 19 tackles the hors categorie Col du Joux Plane before a fast descent to the finish. Date: Saturday, July 23 Start: Megève Finish: Morzine-Avoriaz Distance: 146.5km (91mi) …

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 21 of 2016 Tour de France

Stage 21, 2016 Tour de France Date: Sunday, July 24 Start: Chantilly Finish: Paris Champs-Élysées Distance: 113km (70.2mi) Elevation Gain: 400m (1312ft) Sprinters still in the race: Marcel Kittel (Ettix-QuickStep), Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal), Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) GC standings (click yellow): Comment from race director, Christian Prudhomme: “From the Château de Chantilly to the Arc de Triomphe, …

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