Would you ride this route?

The ploton at Cheddar Gorge in 2018. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images. Whether you’re seeking bucket-list climbs, or eyeing up a triple-figured milestone for your next achievement, the Mendips should absolutely be on your ‘to ride’ bucket list. Packed with a variety of terrain from 20 per cent corners to exposed flatlands, with limestone cliffs, […]

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Julian Alaphilippe has a word for doubters

Julian Alaphilippe says he’s ‘not here to answer suspicions’ (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)   Julian Alaphilippe faced questions about his ride in the 2019 Tour de France but points critics to the work he put in beforehand. As is often the case with big performances in the world’s biggest bike race, which has been rocked by […]

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All about Fridays time trial

The Tour de France 2019 continues with the stage 13 time trial, which will see riders complete a 27.2km circuit of Pau. The day’s racing will either provide an opportunity for riders to have half a rest day as they just make sure they finish inside the time limit or for GC contenders to worry about losing […]

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Race competition to expand to more countries in 2020

The Hammer Series is expanding in 2020 with the team-vs-team series adding a Colombian leg and its maiden women’s event. The inaugural Hammer Colombia will take place on February 7-9 in Pereira, the capital of the Risaralda department and part of the so-called “Coffee Triangle” of Colombia. The first ever women’s Hammer Series event will […]

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VIiviani Emarges winner of stage 4

Elia Viviani wins stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse, Geraint Thomas crashes out of the race, Tom Dumoulin not quite ready to resume training. Those stories and more in today’s Daily News Digest. STORY OF THE DAY: THOMAS ABANDONS TOUR DE SUISSE AFTER CRASH Geraint Thomas (Ineos) abandoned the Tour de Suisse after crashing with around […]

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Two riders found with doping substances in the U.S

One rider tried to avoid detection by pretending to be his own twin brother, who was also taking part in the event Two riders at a New York sportive have been caught taking EPO. Colombian Felipe Mendez and Argentinian Gabriel Raff tested positive at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship event in an out-of-competition control. >>> Juan […]

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