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Preview: Who will be the new women’s world champion?

It’s finally here! Nine months after the women’s peloton first toed to the line, the 2016 UCI road season comes to an end in the same place it started: the Qatari desert. In an Olympic year it’s tough to call the UCI Road World Championships the pinnacle event of the season, but the rainbow jersey is still …

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Tony Martin smashes field to land fourth world time trial championship title

Turning back the clock after dialling back his time trial position to its previous iteration, Tony Martin grabbed his fourth Elite world TT title in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday with a storming ride. The German rider finished a clear 46 seconds clear of last year’s champion Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), who did what he could to …

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Second world title for American Amber Neben as she wins time trial in Qatar

With three race favourites among them, all eyes were on the Dutch time trial specialists this morning. Already an Olympic and European time trial medalist, Anna van der Breggen would need only one more medal to complete her career-best season; former world champion Ellen van Dijk was fresh off her third gold medal in Sunday’s …

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Preview: the world individual time trial championships at the Pearl Qatar

With only one day between the team time trial and individual time trial, the time trial specialists aren’t given any rest. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the women will time trial their way through the Qatari desert between 1.15 and 4.30 p.m. local time (8.15-11.30 a.m. American EDT, 12.15-3.30 p.m. in Central European Time, 9.15 p.m.-12.30 a.m. in Australia’s …

Boels-Dolmans takes the world team time trial title after last year’s near miss

The women’s teams had the honour of starting off the world road championships in Qatar. In the blistering heat, eight women’s teams started the 40 kilometer team time trial today, which made for an exciting race, even with the small number of teams attendending. The most exciting battle was between four-time world team time trial champions Canyon-SRAM …

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Preview: the world championships kick off Sunday with team time trial in the Qatari desert

After a long wait, it’s finally here! An eventful season, which saw the Olympics and the inaugural Women’s WorldTour, will culminate with the world road championships in Qatar. First up on the programme, are the women’s and men’s team time trials. A boycott of this event by the men’s WorldTour teams was narrowly avoided when the UCI and …

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Bigla served ‘an early blow’ by being omitted from Ladies Tour of Qatar

The Ladies Tour of Qatar –infamous for its heat, flat stages and brutal crosswinds –has been a season opener for many riders in past seven years, but next year it will also be the season ender as Qatar will play host to the 2016 UCI Road World Championships. This makes the tour even more attractive to …

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2016 Qatar Road World Championships to be held in October

The 2016 Road World Championships have been confirmed as taking place in Qatar in October. Sheik Khalid bin Ali Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar cycling federation, has announced that the Team Time Trial opens the event on October 9 of 2016 and closes on October 16th with the Men’s Road Race. This comes approximately two …

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TIPS From Qatar

Over the past week PRO cyclist Daniel Braunsteins and his Drapac Porsche team have been slugging it out at the Tour of Qatar.  Daniel being the great bloke that he is brought us back some invaluable Cycling TIPS from Qatar and his insights from the pro peloton.  Thanks Daniel.  And great effort out there!  All …

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