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Kennaugh and Shaw involved in altercation at Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Peter Kennaugh conceded his Jayco Herald Sun Tour leader's jersey to teammate Chris Froome on the final and queen stage of the 2016 race but it was a verbal altercation with Avanti Isowhey's Pat Shaw that left the British national champion dissatisfied after what had been a successful week of racing. Kennaugh won last Sunday's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race with a late solo attack...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arthurs Seat victory hands Froome overall Jayco Herald Sun Tour title

For the fourth year running, Chris Froome has won his first race of the season after the Team Sky rider rode to the stage and overall double at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in what is "one of the most eventful seasons" of his career. The defending Tour de France champion is aiming for a third French grand tour title in July and a time trial road race Olympic Gold medal in Rio the following...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins ready for team pursuit count down after Dubai Tour

Bradley Wiggins headed home from the Dubai Tour with little to show results wise but over 500km of road racing in his legs from the four days in the desert. Wiggins is focused on his final track preparation as the days count down to the world track championships in London in early March after a winter of putting on muscle to boost his power and strength and specific training for...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dubai Tour: Tactical error costs Cavendish on final stage

The Dubai Tour had been billed as the renewal of the supposed rivalry between Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel, and the Manxman rued his own tactical errors as he was forced to watch the German sprint away for a second stage win and the overall title on the final day.  Cavendish, who was second behind Kittel on the opening stage, found himself out of position as he came through...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Team Sky on cusp of Jayco Herald Sun Tour one-two

Having safely navigated the bunch sprint finish on stage 3 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome will start tomorrow's final and queen stage of the race sitting first and second on the general classification with just 13 seconds between them. Their nearest rival, Jack Bobridge (Trek-Segafredo), is currently at 31 seconds to Kennaugh while Jack Haig (Orica...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kennaugh leads Froome after 3 stages of Melbourne cycle tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Britain's Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome retain the top-two placings on general classification entering Sunday's final stage of the Herald-Sun Cycle Tour. American sprinter John Murphy won Saturday's 146.2 kilometer (89 mile) stage from Traralgon to Inverloch in a bunch sprint. But Kennaugh preserved a 13 second overall lead from his Sky teammate, two...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dubai Tour: Puncture ends Cavendish's hopes for overall classification

If Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) had any hope of defending his Dubai Tour title, they were gone after a puncture in the final kilometres of stage 3 to Hatta Dam saw him lose time. Cavendish had been looking good for most of the stage, remaining in the front group as the attacks began to come off the front. However, as his compatriot Ben Swift (Team Sky) was slipping up the road...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

20 riders for Team WIGGINS in 2016

The 20 riders of the Team WIGGINS squad were named today in the official launch of the 2016 team launch today. The British development squad, started by Sir Bradley Wiggins, made their debut last season with four victories - one from Andrew Tennant and three by Owain Doull, who also won the points classification and was third overall at Tour of Britain. Wiggins hopes to keep the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish left frustrated after late crash interrupts sprint at Dubai Tour

It has been suggested that Mark Cavendish is not as hungry for success as he once was but his anger and frustration after missing out in the stage 2 sprint at the Dubai Tour showed otherwise. The crash coming out of the tunnel with just over a kilometre to go disrupted the peloton and derailed several leadout trains, including those of Etixx-QuickStep and Cavendish’s Dimension...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome finishes 2nd on 1st stage of Melbourne cycle tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome of England has made a strong start to a new season by finishing second on Thursday's opening stage of the Herald-Sun cycle tour. Froome crossed the line just behind Sky teammate Peter Kennaugh on the 126-kilometer (78-mile) stage which started and finished at Healesville, east of Melbourne. The British pair...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dubai Tour: Cavendish can beat Kittel, says Holm

Brian Holm endured mixed emotions after Marcel Kittel beat Mark Cavendish to win the opening stage of the Dubai Tour.ADVERTISEMENT The Danish directeur sportif rightly celebrated Kittel’s first victory with Etixx-QuickStep as the German blew away any doubt about his recovery from his difficult 2015 season. However, after working closely with Mark Cavendish for several years, sharing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins' Pinarello Dogma F8 - gallery

Bradley Wiggins (Team WIGGINS) is starting his road season at this week’s Dubai Tour, one of four road races that he’s competing in throughout 2016. While all of his teammates are on the standard white coloured bikes, Wiggins is riding the Dubai Tour on a special edition black and gold Pinarello Dogma F8. The gold accents all over Wiggins’ bike are a nod to his four Olympic...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennaugh confident of holding into Jayco Herald Sun Tour lead

While it was teammate Chris Froome initiating the winning move at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, it was Peter Kennaugh taking home the spoils of the day with the victory and his first race leader's jersey since last year's Critérium du Dauphiné. The 26-year-old British national champion is in pole position to take home his third general classification victory following wins at the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome animates Jayco Herald Sun Tour as teammate Kennaugh takes the spoils

Chris Froome safely navigated the Jayco Herald Sun Tour prologue last night to finish in 26th place, eight seconds down on winner Will Clarke (Drapac). On the opening road stage of the Victorian race though, Froome was splitting the peloton to pieces up the Mt St Leonard climb with teammate Peter Kennaugh the only rider capable of following his wheel. The duo arrived at the finish...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Emma Johansson: If I didn’t have unfinished business with the Olympics, I would have stopped

Gradual retirements seem increasingly fashionable in cycling. Bradley Wiggins, for instance, has already had more farewell gigs than Frank Sinatra, Cadel Evans enjoyed a lingering goodbye on home roads, and rumours abound that Alberto Contador will wind his career down next year with a stint riding for his own development team. Emma Johansson, as one of the most consistently successful...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome safely navigates Jayco Herald Sun Tour prologue

The last time Chris Froome truly turned the pedals in anger, he had a fractured foot courtesy of a stage 9 crash at the Vuelta a España. The defending Tour de France champion made an appearance at October's Saitama Criterium in Japan following the 2016 Tour de France presentation in Paris, but the prologue of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour on Wednesday would mark a return to competitive...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Dubai Tour: Kittel beats Cavendish on stage 1 - video highlights

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) won the opening stage of the Dubai Tour in Fujairah beating Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) after producing a long, powerful sprint. Cavendish managed to come from behind and fight through the riders to take Kittel’s wheel but was unable to come past him before the line. Thanks to the time bonuses of 10, 6 and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins: We need characters in the sport like Peter Sagan

Bradley Wiggins has revealed he is a fan of Peter Sagan, saying the sport needs more characters like the current world champion and less regimented riders who are afraid to be different. Wiggins is determined to enjoy his final season on the road and track with his WIGGINS team, and has helped the team secure an invitation to the Dubai Tour and the Tour of California in May. He...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins sure motor doping has been going on for some time

Bradley Wiggins has said that he thinks that the use of motors in cycling has been going on for some time. Speaking after the pre-race press conference for the Dubai Tour, Wiggins added that the discovery of a motor in the bike of Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche could actually be a good thing. “I think it’s probably been around for a while,” Wiggins told the press...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cancellara curious to see how motor investigations unfold

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Segafredo) talked about this chances of success at the Dubai Tour before the race, but he and team manager Luca Guercilena were not keen to talk about the discovery of a hidden motor during the recent cyclo-cross World Championships. Cancellara was at the centre of attention when accusations of hidden motors and mechanical doping first emerged in 2010. A...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kittel, Cancellara and Gilbert lead training ahead of Dubai Tour - Gallery

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep), Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC) are among the riders that have descended on Dubai ahead of the start of the Dubai Tour. The trio and their respective teams shook off the jet-lag with a short training ride on Tuesday morning. Also present was former World Champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) and Michael Rogers (Tinkoff...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome calls on UCI to increase checks for motors

Chris Froome has called on the UCI to step up their efforts in the fight against mechanical doping after a motor was found in a race bike for the first time at last weekend's Cyclo-cross World Championships.  The UCI is investigating what it terms a case of 'technological fraud' on the part of 19-year-old Belgian Femke Van den Driessche, who has protested her innocence.  Tour...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Organisers explain Cervélo-Bigla's omission from Ladies Tour of Qatar

Eddy Merckx and John Lelangue, members of the Ladies Tour of Qatar organisation, explained that there was no particular reason for the exclusion of the Cervélo-Bigla team from the list of invitees for this year’s race. Cervélo-Bigla stood fifth in the UCI rankings when the invitations were issued, and its roster – reduced from 14 to 9 riders this year – includes Ashleigh...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Merckx calls for life bans for motorised doping offences

Eddy Merckx has called for life bans for motorised doping and added that he believes such technological fraud to be a worse offence than the use of performance-enhancing drugs.ADVERTISEMENT Merckx’s comments follow the UCI’s announcement that it is investigating Belgian under-23 rider Femke Van den Driessche for technological fraud after a motor was discovered in one of her...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilbert set for season debut at Dubai Tour with BMC

BMC Racing head to Dubai Tour this week looking to secure its second general classification success in three attempts having won the inaugural edition of the race in 2014 with Taylor Phinney. Former world champion Philippe Gilbert will lead the team as he looks to claim his first stage race overall since the 2014 Tour of Beijing. The 33-year-old finished his 2015 season at the Abu...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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