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Double down tube returns with the Factor ONE

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar Factor has updated its aero frameset model for the 2018 season and see changes that focus on aerodynamic performance and stiffness. The new Factor ONE features the same unique split down tube design seen on the previous frame design, also called the ONE, as well as direct mount brakes and common aero-frame features including aero-truncated...
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Richie Porte hangs tough in Algarve summit finish

Having only returned from Australia last week, Richie Porte (BMC Racing) came into the Volta ao Algarve with limited ambitions. The long travel and jetlag meant that he was always going to come to Portugal with modest goals, despite being a previous race winner. On the first summit finish of his European season he finished 10th, three seconds down on stage winner Michal Kwiatkowski...
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Oomen battles knee pain to remain in Algarve hunt

Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb) put aside a knee injury to go on the attack during stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve on Thursday. The young Dutchman attacked on the final climb in a bid to win the stage but was caught before the top. He hung on to 13th place on the summit finish at Foia and remains in possession of the best young rider's jersey. He crossed the line six seconds down on stage...
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Philadelphia Independence Classic race off UCI, USA Cycling calendars

Philadelphia's Independence Classic has been removed from the UCI calendar and USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour (PRT) after race organisers Foundry Sports failed to provide event details to the federation, Cyclingnews learned on Thursday. Foundry Sports was listed as the organiser of the race for 2018, taking over from, G4 Sports which put on the race since 2013. The Independence Classic...
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Tour of Oman: Stage 3 highlights - Video

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), after suffering defeat at the hands of Nathan Haas on stage 2 at the Tour of Oman, took no chances on the third stage to the Wad Dayqah Dam.  His attack in the final kilometer was so powerful that second-placed finisher Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) was three full seconds behind. The victory launched Van Avermaet into the race lead over Alexey Lutsenko...
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King of the hill at Volta ao Algarve

Ben King (Dimension Data) celebrated his first race of the season with a trip to the podium on stage 2 of the Volta ao Algarve after slipping into the main break of the day and taking enough points to move into the lead of the mountains competition. It wasn't a planned move, with the former US road champion following wheels before going clear with Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors...
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Poels powers into overall lead at Ruta del Sol

From Plan A to Plan B. With the stage 2 win and the overall race lead in the bag for Wout Poels, Team Sky will now be looking to the Dutchman, not Chris Froome, to net them a second victory in three years at Spain's Ruta del Sol. As chance would have it, the transfer of power from Froome to Poels took place on the same climb, the Alto de Allanadas, where the Briton took a definitive...
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Tour of Alberta cancelled

Organisers of the Tour of Alberta announced today that the five-year-old UCI 2.1 race will not return for a sixth run this year. The Alberta Peloton Association, the group that ran the race, is also dissolving. The race was scheduled for August 31-September 3. "The ATB Tour of Alberta was one of North America's top cycling events and brought some of the world's best cyclists to...
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Geraint Thomas takes yellow at Volta ao Algarve

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) began his 2018 campaign with a strong showing and a welcome surprise at the Volta ao Algarve. At the finish of stage 2, the consensus around the Team Sky bus was that stage winner Michal Kwiatkowski would be pulling on the race leader's yellow jersey after winning the stage. The Polish rider had edged out Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Thomas on the...
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Costa recovered from illness to secure stage podium in Oman

Rui Costa was beaten by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman, but the UAE Team Emirates rider took solace in the result after a difficult build-up to the race. Costa had a quiet enough start to the Tour of Oman, losing time on a stage 2 finish that would have ordinarily suited him. Following the third stage, Costa admitted that he had been struggling with...
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Chris Froome slips behind on final climb at Ruta del Sol

Chris Froome (Team Sky) suffered a surprise defeat on the Alta de Allanadas summit finish on stage 2 of the Ruta del Sol, but denied that the media storm surrounding his participation in the race was the reason. Froome is competing in his first race since news broke in December of his adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a España. He said he was "not on a...
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Lake goes old school with new retro shoe collection

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar While perusing the halls of Core Bike 2018, this little retro treat caught our eye. Created to celebrate Lake's 35th anniversary — and joining the ranks with an increasing number of laced cycling shoes — is the throwback-styled MX1 and CX1. Harking back to an original design launched at the beginning of the company, these shoes have...
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Van Avermaet gets off the mark at the Tour of Oman

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) has always been there or thereabouts at the Tour of Oman but it has taken him eight years to land his first victory at the six-day race. A day after being edged out by Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin), and five years after being beaten by Peter Sagan in the same spot, Van Avermaet romped to victory at the Wadi Dayqah Dam on stage 3. It was a case...
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No lottery: LottoNL-Jumbo's sprint train has been carefully constructed

Three seasons ago, LottoNL-Jumbo couldn't buy a win. Three years on and the team has developed into one of the most competitive sprint machines in the peloton, boasting two high-profile sprinters, and two competitive lead-out trains. It's been one of the most impressive yet underrated transformations in recent years. Back in 2015, the Dutch team struggled all the way until May before...
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Chaves: You never feel pressure with Mitchelton-Scott

Following a year compromised by injury, in 2018 Esteban Chaves is aiming to repeat the heights of his 2016 season that included two Grand Tour podiums and Il Lombardia victory. The 27-year-old Colombian though is well aware of the fragility of life as a cyclist, and in general, and it is taking his approach to May's Giro d'Italia day by day. A similar approach and philosophy of...
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New riders group set up to 'break down us versus them mentality'

British cycling takes steps to "break down the us versus them mentality" with a new riders' commission, says Para-track cyclist Pete Mitchell.
Via BBC Sport
4 days ago

Ruta del Sol: Chris Froome stays seventh after third stage, Wout Poels leads

Britain's Chris Froome remains seventh overall after stage three of the Ruta del Sol, which Team Sky team-mate Wout Poels leads.
Via BBC Sport
4 days ago

Campenaerts denied at the last in Volta ao Algarve

A sympathetic round of applause was all Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) was left with after the Belgian rider narrowly missed out on victory in the stage 3 time trial at the Volta ao Algarve. The European champion and one of Lotto's newest recruits spent two and half hours in the hot seat on Friday after setting the best time earlier in the day. The 'hot seat' in this instance...
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Strade Bianche adds a wild card for Van Aert - News Shorts

The organisers of Strade Bianche, RCS Sport, announced on Friday that they have added another wild card team to the 2018 edition of the race in order to allow cyclo-cross World Champion Wout van Aert to compete. Van Aert's Veranda's Willems-Crelan squad will line up for the March 3 event with Nippo-Vini Fantini and Androni Giocattoli as the other wild card teams, making a total...
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Modolo bounces back with well-calculated win in Ruta del Sol

Less than 48 hours after he was beaten at the line in the Ruta del Sol, Sacha Modolo (Team EF-Education First-Drapac) has taken his first victory of the season in stage 3 - by a wheel. Modolo's win, his first since the Tour de Pologne last August, was not exempt from a certain amount of controversy, at least according to Movistar sprinter Carlos Barbero, who finished second. Barbero...
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Poels stays in control at Ruta del Sol

After a fast fraught bunch sprint stage in the Ruta del Sol, Wout Poels (Team Sky) bustled into the press conference both pleased his lead remains intact, but also aware the race is far from won. Poels briefly saw his lead increased from two seconds to three on the provisional GC after a crash in the last 300 metres split the field and he finished slightly ahead of the other GC...
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Stetina eyes Green Mountain victory in Tour of Oman

Trek-Segafredo came into the Tour of Oman  after a successful start to the season and with hopes of keeping the ball rolling. With no general classification leader, stage victories have been the main goal since landing in Muscat earlier this week. Thus far, the team has been fairly active in their pursuit with Giacomo Nizzolo’s third place on stage 1 their highlight. Markel Irizar...
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Controversy erupts over Ruta del Sol sprint between Barbero and Modolo

The Ruta del Sol's second sprint in three days was enveloped in a short-lived but intense controversy after Spanish sprinter Carlos Barbero (Movistar) lodged an ultimately unsuccessful protest against Sacha Modolo (EF-Education First-Drapac) for alleged unfair manoeuvres. Second on the line at Herrera on stage 3, albeit a wheel length behind Modolo, Barbero was visibly annoyed at...
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Geraint Thomas extends lead at Volta ao Algarve

If there were any doubts over Team Sky's ability to remain focused on winning while Chris Froome's salbutamol case rumbles on they've been silenced emphatically in the last two days. On Thursday, Wout Poels won the first mountain stage at the Ruta de Sol, before Michal Kwiatkowski claimed the corresponding fixture at the Volta ao Algarve. And on Friday, Team Sky put in their most...
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Chris Froome claims salbutamol case has been 'hyped up' in media

Before stage 3 of the Ruta del Sol, Chris Froome (Team Sky) was again met by questions from journalists about starting his season while his anti-doping adverse analytical finding is still pending. This time, he rejected claims that he was relieved to be racing rather than facing intense media scrutiny about his case. "It's great to be racing, not about tension or relief or anything...
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