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25 Riders to Watch in 2014 – Leopold König

Leopold König What a 2013 for the 26 year old Czech rider. In his 2nd season for Team NetApp-Endura he exceeded all expectations with an amazing stage win in the Vuelta and 9th place on GC. It really put his team on the map and made them favourite to land an invite to the Tour...

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Riders to Watch in 2014 – Lawson Craddock

Lawson Craddock This young rider, has long been touted as the next big American star. He’s just 21 but already has a very impressive look about him. The big surprise was that he didn’t join one of the American teams, but choose to sign for Argos-Shimano. They look a great team for him with plenty...

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Tour of Britain – Stage 2 Preview

Stage 2 sees the riders travel 186.6km from Carlisle to Beast Banks.All those familiar with the area know that these roads are very lumpy. The profile backs that up! We have 2 cat 2 climbs and a cat 1 climb.The whole day seems to be up and down. With 500 metres to go the riders...

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La Vuelta – Stage 21 Preview

Well here it goes,my last grand tour preview of 2013. The riders travel 109.6km from Leganes to Madrid. An easy day in the saddle as Chris Horner and his Radioshack team celebrate his incredible win. It’s a very easy finish with 1km of straight road,allowing the sprinters to get into a good position. This is...

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Tour de France – Stage 19 Preview

Another brut of a stage in the Alps.The riders go straight into the Col du Glandon(a monumental 21.6km at 5.1%),this has to be the worst way to start a stage for most riders.We got a lot of attacking today and I would hope to see the same amount of early attacks tomorrow.If you want to...

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Tour de France – Stage 8 Preview

At last the mountains have arrived! The riders head into the Pyrenees,starting from Castres they head South to Ax 3 Domaines.It’s 195km long with a cat 4 climb after 26km and the sprint point after 119.5km.It will be interesting to see if the sprinters have given up on the jersey or if they’ll keep on...