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Bye, Pistolero

Alberto Contador’s announcement that he will retire calls me to remember his career.

Paris-Nice: Démare Takes Wind-Affected Stage 1

Did we learn anything this week?

For VDS purposes, this week of cycling is perhaps the most important for learning and guessing about the various riders vying for a place in our teams. For non-VDS purposes, it’s still pretty damn useful. Did we find out anything, though?

Notes From the Mountain Desk

Or whatever they have on the sixteenth of February.

A Return and a Beginning

Ireland gets a team, in case you hadn't noticed. Oh, and a certain Ms. Vos is back in the CX scene!

Transfer Bonanza 2016 Open thread

Well, August 1 is here and the transfer news come crashing in as teams and riders are allowed to make new contracts public. Consider this an open thread for all news and analysis on the greatest and the most terrible signings.

Idiocy reigns at the Tour of Flanders

Terror threat causes a ban on backpacks in big fan areas at the Tour of Flanders

Sunday Roundup: Matthews and Madisons

It was an eventful day in the world of pro cycling. Michael Matthews produced a storming ride to win the prologue of Paris-Nice, Simon Clarke won in Larciano and there was some track stuff, as well.

Sunday Roundup: Matthews and Madisons

It was an eventful day in the world of pro cycling. Michael Matthews produced a storming ride to win the prologue of Paris-Nice, Simon Clarke won in Larciano and there was some track stuff, as well.

Giro Route Released Early!

A few minutes ago, I was alerted by a tweet from Bidone Jack that the Giro website had (rather less than cleverly) left the Giro route on their website.) The organisers have been silent on the matter.

Nibali Out of Vuelta (Updated)

Vincenzo Nibali, one of the favourites to win the Vuelta, is already on his way home, for taking too much assistance from his team car.

Sponsorship, Wallonie, Tejay and Nibali - The News

What's going on at the minute?

Greipel Wins his Second Stage in Sprint

The attacks on all terrain had to end somewhere. We had crosswinds and rain, but unlike on Sunday no one of great importance to the General Classification lost any time, and despite crashes, German sprinter Greipel came out on top.

Abandons and Transfers: Monday Night News Roundup

At least it's Monday night where I am.

Purito's Day amidst Crashes, Froome takes Yellow

After a huge crash fifty kilometres out, Joaquím Rodríguez won the stage, as Christopher Froome took time on his rivals and the yellow jersey with it.

Echelons Everywhere as Greipel Sprints to Victory

Echelons. Waaiers. Crosswinds. Bordures. We had them aplenty on stage two, and André Greipel sprinted to victory as Quintana and Nibali lost 87 seconds. If there's another stage like this, we're in for a treat. Carnage!

CX: Montreal World Cup Cancelled

Yes I'm writing about CX in the summer.

Kittel Out of Tour

Giant Alpecin today announced their Tour team, leaving out 8-time stage winner Marcel Kittel, due to lack of form.

Theuns goes Trekking

In the first bit of major transfer news this summer Sportwereld is reporting that Edward Theuns is off to Trek Factory Racing as of next year. One of the major revelations of the spring classics this year, Lotto's Tiesj Benoot being the other, Theuns has continued impressing and is currently leading the Europe Tour in points.

TDF News, Apparently

Chris Froome made the shocking revelation that he would ride the Tour a few months ago, now in a stunning turn of events, he won't use a camper van. Also, those two pals the UCI and ASO are fighting.

Froome Conquers Stage 7 but Van Garderen in Yellow

Chris Froome won stage 7 of the Dauphiné, halving his deficit to set up a thrilling final day.

Bardet wins Stage 5 in Style

French favourite won the difficult stage five of the Dauphiné, attacking just before the descent of the Col d'Allos and pressing home his advantage. Tejay van Garderen took the yellow jersey off his teammate, beating Froome to the line.

Bouhanni Wins Another Dauphiné Stage

Nacer Bouhanni, clearly the best sprinter left in the race won the sprint into Sisteron, making it over the late climb to beat IAM's Jonas van Genechten.

Dauphiné: BMC take Stage Three, Dennis in Yellow

Today's TTT was won in close fashion by BMC, by 4 seconds from Astana.

Dauphiné Stage 2: Bouhanni Sprints to Victory

Cofidis' Nacer Bouhanni took the second stage of the Dauphiné, by taking the sprint with ease.

SURPRISE! Bradley Wiggins Breaks the Hour Record

Bradley Wiggins, to the shock of few, has broken cycling's Hour Record, riding 54.526 kilometres.

Kennaugh Steals Stage One from the Sprinters

British champion Peter Kennaugh won the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, showing great skills as a finisseur into Albertville.

Kitwatch and Kreuziger - Today's News

Roman Kreuziger was cleared of blood doping by the UCI, after a year-long case as LottoNL-Jumbo confirmed that they would use a less yellow kit for the Tour de France.

Bennett out of Giro with Low Cortisol

Team LottoNL-Jumbo's New Zealand climber George Bennett has been excluded from the Giro after a test showed low cortisol levels.


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