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Rory Sutherland on Quintana and Contador’s similarities, being a team workhorse and more

He’s shed sweat, burned calories and generated countless watts of power in the service of Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana, most recently helping the latter to take the 2016 Vuelta a España. Now Rory Sutherland has given an inside glance into the personalities of both Grand Tour champions, saying that the duo have remarkable similarities …

Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Yin and Yang: BMC teammates Phinney, Bookwalter form two-man U.S. Olympic road team; Who Will Win The Mountains Jersey?; Inside Australia’s Olympic track cycling medal factory; Rio velodrome opens for business; Cofidis backs Bouhanni for Le Tour; Astana brings Aru and Nibali to Tour; Quintana leads Movistar line-up for Tour …

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Quintana confirmed for Tour de San Luis, but without pressure

He won the race two years ago but this time around, the Movistar team is determined not to put pressure on Nairo Quintana to deliver in the Tour de San Luis. The Colombian rider will be part of the squad competing in the early season event, which will be held in Argentina from January 18 …

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Quintana, Valverde hail route of 2016 Tour de France. ‘It’s a good parcours for us’

Second and third overall this season, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have both said that the newly unveiled course of the 2016 Tour de France appeals to them and should suit their characteristics. The duo will both represent the Movistar team in the race and believe that they can challenge for yellow next July. Quintana …

Former Flèche Wallonne winner Dani Moreno moves from Katusha to Movistar

Two years after winning the Flèche Wallonne Classic and one month after he placed ninth overall in the Vuelta a España, Dani Moreno is moving from Katusha to the Movistar team. The Spaniard had an impressive season this year, showing he is still a strong rider at 34 years of age. He won a stage …

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Schleck winds back the clock to win stage 16 of the Vuelta, Rodriguez into red; Petr Vakoc takes solo victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Britain; Nikias Arndt wins final stage of the Tour of Alberta, Mollema takes overall victory; Tayler Wiles secures …

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Movistar explains controversial instructions to hide bike at Vuelta a Espana

Responding to the controversy thrown up after suggestions by La Gazzetto dello Sport that one of the Movistar team bikes may have a motor, the Movistar squad has dismissed the claims. A video posted on the newspaper’s website on Sunday showed a team car stopping by the side of the road, taking a bike off …

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Why black is the new black; the rise of dark team kits in the peloton

You can have any colour as long as it’s black. Henry Ford was talking about cars and not cycling jerseys but, over one hundred years on from that famous quote, it appears that some cycling teams are taking things literally. Consider the multitude of black and dark team kits in evidence this season. Many teams …

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Heinrich Haussler wins elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Peta Mullens wins elite women’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Miles Scotson does U23 men’s time trial and road race double; Joe Cooper leads Avanti 1-2-3 in New Zealand National Road …

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Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis; Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’; Storey confirmed as first rider to take on long-standing women’s hour record; Dowsett next to mount challenge on men’s record?; Torku-Sekerspor team becomes probationary member of MPCC; …

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