Previews

Preview: What you need to know about the 2017 Milan-San Remo

With Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico now complete, it’s time for the first of the season’s five Monuments: “La Classicissima”, Milan-San Remo. The longest of the Monuments and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the calendar, Milan-San Remo takes the riders nearly 300km from northern Italy down to and along the Mediterranean coastline, in a …

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Entering its 26th year, the Sea Otter Classic means many things to many cyclists

Say the words “Sea Otter Classic” to a cyclist, and their initial reaction will tell you as much about themselves as it does about the event, which enters its 26th year next month. What started out in 1991 as a mountain-bike race, held at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, has evolved into one …

Preview: Your guide to the 2017 men’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

In just its third year, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has been promoted to the WorldTour, the highest level of racing on the elite men’s calendar. As the name suggests, this one-day race is both a tribute to Australia’s most decorated cyclist and an event that visits one of Australia’s most famous coastal …

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Women’s cyclocross worlds preview: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season

If last Saturday’s World Cup finale in Hoogerheide was a prelude for the 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Championships this weekend then we are in for a major treat! This season has shown that women’s professional cyclocross is more competitive than ever before. The women’s elite field frequently drew more starters than the men’s, and it …

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Cyclocross worlds preview: In Bieles, a new chapter will be written between the sport’s two young stars

The outcome of the 2017 elite men’s world cyclocross championship, held Sunday in Bieles, Luxembourg, will almost certainly be the climactic endpoint to one of three equally unconventional storylines. First: Young former world champion misses first month of season returning from knee surgery, battles with current young world champion during heart of season, has scary …

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Preview: What you should know about the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under

It’s just a couple days now until the 2017 WorldTour begins with the Santos Tour Down Under. For some riders this six-day Australian race is a big target; for others it’s just a solid hit-out to kickstart the new season. Ahead of the 19th edition of Australia’s biggest race, CyclingTips’ Australian editor Matt de Neef …

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Preview: What you should know about the elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals

With the criteriums and time trials now complete at the 2017 Australian Road National Championships, all attention turns to the road races. The final of those is the elite men’s road race, held on Sunday afternoon. In this preview, CyclingTips’ Australian editor Matt de Neef has the info you need to know before tuning in …

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US cyclocross nationals: Is this the year Hyde takes the title from Powers?

On Sunday afternoon in Hartford, Connecticut, two men whose lives are forever intertwined will, once again, battle for the title of U.S. national cyclocross champion. And while the scorecard at nationals between four-time champion Jeremy Powers and his former protege, Stephen Hyde, has been one-sided thus far, there’s very good reason to believe that will …

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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