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Australian Nationals 2014 – Road Race

Sunday 12 January The individual time-trial threw up a surprise result, with Michael Hepburn taking home the jersey, but what will happen in the road race? The riders go 18 times around the 10.2km circuit, covering a total of 183.6km. The circuit starts with a climb up Buninyong Hill, 3.1km at around 5%. On the...

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Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic 2014 Preview

At last, the season starts again! We’re off down to Australia for 4 short criterium style races, in 4 days. Points are awarded each day and totalled to find the winner. Here is how the points are awarded: 1st – 12 2nd – 10 3rd – 8 4th – 7 5th – 6 6th –...

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25 Riders to Watch in 2014 – Jens Keukeleire

Jens Keukeleire – Orica GreenEDGE A very strong 2013 for the 25 year old Belgian, has left him well placed for an assault on the big races in 2014. He started off the season well and finished 7th in Dwars Door Vlaanderen, bettering his 10th from 2012. He had a solid Giro before peaking again...

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25 Riders to Watch in 2014 – Esteban Chaves

Esteban Chaves 3 words can be used to describe this 23 year old Colombian, what a talent! In 2012, at just 22, he won the GP Camaiore, a stage in the Vuelta a Burgos and was 3rd on GC. He also won the Tour de l’Avenir at just 21! He looked set to have a...

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Vuelta a Burgos – Stage 3 Review

The early break on today’s hilly stage involved some big hitters:Visconti(Movistar),Paolini(Katusha),Beppu(Orica),Swamp(Colombia),Marcos Garcia(Caja Rural) and Bizkarra(Euskadi).The peloton wasn’t happy with this group and it was brought back before Brajkovic(Astana),Ravard(AG2R),Txurruka(Caja Rural) and Dempster(NetApp) got away after 17km.With 87km gone Ravard was caught by the peloton after struggling on a climb.As Txurruka was only 25 seconds down on...

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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...

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Tour de France – Stage 7 Preview

Stage 7 takes us from Montpellier to Albi,travelling 205.5km.We travel west from Montpellier,in predicted 30 degree heat,which could hamper a few of the riders,especially after a warm day yesterday. The stage is again “lumpy”.The 1st climb of the day is the brilliantly named Col des 13 Vents,it’s 6.9km at 5.6%,then we have the Col de...

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Tour de France – Stage 6 Preview

Stage 6 sees the riders travel further West from Aix-En-Provence to Montpellier.It is “only 176.5km” on flat roads.I know what you’re thinking….SPRINT. Well,it will probably be a sprint but there are 2 factors that need to be considered:the heat and the wind.The forecast is for 30 degrees and a 10mph wind coming from the North-West...

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Tour de France – Stage 5 Preview

We are still down in the beautiful South of France and the riders head from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille,travelling 228.5km.This is the 2nd longest stage of the Tour and the longest “flat” stage. As you can see there isn’t a lot of flat in the stage but lots of humps and bumps!The Cote de Chateauneuf Grasse...

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Tour de France – Stage 4 Preview

Stage 4 is the long awaited team time trial in Nice.It is only 25km long but there will be some big gaps to the poorer teams but expect all the main teams to be within 35 seconds of each other.I’m going to break my analysis into 2 sections:recent TTT form and team profile. This season...