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The weird and wonderful bikes of NAHBS 2018 - Gallery

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the world's largest display of custom bicycles. Many of these bespoke bicycles are wonderful creations, others can leave you scratching your head. Sometimes they are both weird and wonderful at the same time. Case in point: this year at NAHBS there was a swoopy titanium city bike with 36 inch...
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George Bennett to target 2018 Giro d'Italia

George Bennett has outlined three major goals for the 2018 season - the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España and the World Championships. As a result, the New Zealander won't defend his Tour of California title and will skip the Tour de France. The 27-year-old is also opting out of the Commonwealth Games in April due to the flat parcours. Bennett's race programme has been planned...
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Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi Tour on opening stage

Britain's Mark Cavendish pulls out of the Abu Dhabi Tour after falling on the shoulder he broke during last year's Tour de France.
Via BBC Sport
3 days ago

Africa's Team loses Cavendish from Abu Dhabi Tour

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka's Mark Cavendish will miss the remainder of the Abu Dhabi Tour after crashing out during the opening stage on Wednesday.
Via ESPN
3 days ago

Mark Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi tour before race even starts

Britain's Mark Cavendish pulls out of the Abu Dhabi Tour following concussion sustained in a crash during the race's first stage.
Via BBC Sport
3 days ago

Naesen: I think we can be ambitious

Belgian champion Oliver Naesen says his AG2R La Mondiale team can go into this weekend's opening Belgian weekend at Omloop het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne with big ambitions after his top 10 finishes in the races last year. Naesen finished seventh in Omloop last year in a group 52 seconds behind the podium trio of Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe...
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Docker pumped for first classics campaign with EF Education-Drapac

After six years with Orica-GreenEdge, the timing was right for Mitch Docker to make a change. In 2018, the 31-year-old is riding for a new team in EF Education-Drapac but his love for the cobbled classics remains unchanged. EF Education-Drapac may be a new team for Docker but it is also a familiar one. Docker's first contract was back in 2006 with the Drapac-Porsche Continental...
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Dennis: Things don't happen overnight

If it wasn't for bad luck, Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) wouldn't have had any luck at all this past couple of years. This is the man who built his 2016 season around the Rio Olympics time trial, and was on course for a medal when his challenge was ruined late on by a broken aero bar that forced a bike change and ultimately saw him drop to fifth place. In 2017, Dennis took aim...
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Ewan: To win, I really had to nail the timing

Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) was in the process of talking a small group of reporters through his third-place finish on stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour when an emissary from the race organisation arrived to inform his soigneur that his presence was required post-haste at the podium to receive the white jersey of best young rider. Moments after missing out on stage victory to Alexander...
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Hagiwara, Ale Cipollini open European season in Spain - Women's News Shorts

Mayuko Hagiwara will start her European season with her new team Ale Cipollini at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana held from February 22-25 in Spain. Hagiwara joins the team for the 2018 season after competing with Wiggle High5 for the previous five years. The four-day race features a climb on each stage and is well-suited to an all-rounder like Hagiwara, who won a stage of the Giro...
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Guardini sprints to second in Abu Dhabi Tour opener

Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF) earned his best result so far this season Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Tour, nearly duplicating the stage 1 win he took there in 2015. The 28-year-old Italian finished behind stage winner Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and ahead of Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors). "We can be really happy. Being second behind...
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UnitedHealthcare planning extended stay in Belgium and France

The UnitedHealthcare men's team will take an extended stay in Europe this spring, starting February 27 in Belgium and ending April 15 in France after 15 days of racing that also include a short one-day adventure to the Netherlands. The US Pro Continental team will start the European trip next week at GP Samyn for a full course of Belgian one-day races and the Ronde van Drenthe...
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Uttrup Ludwig to lead Cervelo Bigla in Setmana Ciclista Valenciana defense

Cervélo Bigla will line up for their first race of the season at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana wearing their newly revealed and updated kit. The team returns to the four-day race with the defending champion Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. "I'm looking forward to racing after a good winter," Uttrup Ludwig said. "I've never worn number one before so it will be an interesting experience....
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Landa to ride Dwars door Vlaanderen as Tour de France preparation

Mikel Landa (Movistar) will take to the cobbles for the first time in his career at Dwars door Vlaanderen in March, according to Spanish newspaper Marca. The Spaniard has never raced on the pavé as a pro and has only raced once on Belgium soil – a DNF at the 2013 Flèche Wallonne. However, the cobblestone sectors that await on stage 9 of the Tour de France have had the Movistar...
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Kristoff: I usually don't win stages like this

It seems the hoary old cliché about buses can be applied to sprint wins too. Alexander Kristoff was enduring a most frustrating wait for his first success with UAE Team Emirates and now two wins have come along at once. After nabbing the final stage of the Tour of Oman at the weekend, the European champion notched up another win on stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Wednesday. "I...
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29 cobblestone sectors announced for 2018 Paris-Roubaix

The organisers of Paris-Roubaix, ASO, have revealed details of the 2018 race, confirming that the 257km route will include 29 cobblestone sectors between Compiègne and the finish line in the Roubaix Velodrome. This year marks the 116th edition of the race and it will be held on April 8. There will be a total of 54.5km of pave this year, slightly fewer than last year's 55km, but...
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Abu Dhabi Tour organisers blame automatic brake sensor for Cavendish crash

Mark Renshaw wasn't close enough to see the neutralised zone crash that ended his Dimension Data teammate Mark Cavendish's Abu Dhabi Tour before it had even begun, but the cause of the crash quickly travelled by induction through the peloton and proved to be accurate. Cavendish was one of five to crash when the peloton slowed behind the lead car on stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour...
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Geraint Thomas: I'm preparing for the Tour de France as if I'm the leader

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has told Cyclingnews he is preparing for this summer's Tour de France as if he is the leader of the squad. The Welshman, speaking at the recent Volta ao Algarve, also said that there are teams he would consider leaving Team Sky for at the end of the year, and that the ethics of the anti-doping code are as important to him as the letter of the law. Thomas...
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De Jongh: Without Contador there are more opportunities

With six victories from five different riders already this season, Trek-Segafredo are enjoying a resurgence after the retirement of Alberto Contador. The Spaniard hung up his wheels in 2017 after one season at the American team and his departure has created space for his former teammates to express themselves with more aggressive racing. John Degenkolb has won twice, and was unlucky...
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Cavendish crashes out of Abu Dhabi Tour

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) has abandoned the Abu Dhabi Tour after he crashed in the neutralised zone on stage 1. The Manxman fell shortly after the race rolled out of Madinat Zayed, and though he was able to remount and re-join the peloton before the official start, he wheeled to a halt again at the roadside after five kilometres and abandoned the race. The crash appeared...
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Wiggins launches attack on Team Sky

Former cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has issued a scathing assessment of Team Sky and warned young riders to avoid the organisation.
Via ESPN
2 days ago

New mother Laura Kenny says Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has been a 'great support'

Four-time Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny says she has had advice from Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill about becoming a mother.
Via BBC Sport
5 days ago

Pedersen rediscovers love of cycling with Aqua Blue Sport

At 20, life could hardly get any better for Casper Pedersen with the Dane fast-tracked into the Olympic track programme and selected for the 2016 Rio games. The 2014 Paris–Roubaix Juniors runner-up had cemented his place in the team pursuit squad and was to be the first reserve. A phone call from the national coach the night before the race brought Pedersen's world crashing down...
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Mitchelton-Scott name opening weekend squad

Australian WorldTour team Mitchelton-Scott has named its team for the 'opening weekend' combo of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Italian Matteo Trentin will take on a leadership role in his first classics campaign with the team with Sunday's race the major target. Australian Luke Durbridge has recovered from the broken collarbone he sustained in January at the...
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Paris-Nice attracts strong start list for 2018

The 74th edition of Paris-Nice will feature a strong start list of general classification riders, stage hunters and sprinters. Race organisers ASO have confirmed team leaders for the 18 WorldTour and four Pro Continental squads that will contest the March 4-11 race. Defending champion Sergio Henao will lead the charge for Team Sky, who have dominated the general classification since...
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