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Dumoulin hammers rivals to take Giro lead

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin has claimed the Giro d’Italia pink jersey when he crushed the opposition in Tuesday’s individual time trial to open up a big gap at the top of the overall standings.

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Rohan Dennis scores important victory at Tour of the Alps

Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis boosted his confidence ahead of next month’s Giro d’Italia by winning stage two at the Tour of the Alps.

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Gilbert wins Amstel Gold, Haas impresses to finish fourth

Australian cyclist Nathan Haas has enjoyed one of the biggest results of his career, finishing fourth at Amstel Gold.

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Rohan Dennis aims to test cycling form in Alps

Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis aims to fine-tune his form at the Tour of the Alps ahead of a major test at the Giro d’Italia

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It was a golden day for Australian cycling with both Cameron Meyer and Jordan Kerby taking out wins at the world track championships at the Hong Kong Velodrome.

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Matthew Hayman ready for Paris-Roubaix defence

Even though he knows and cherishes the outcome, Australian cyclist Mathew Hayman still squirms with nerves as he watches footage of last year’s Paris-Roubaix.

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Michael Matthews has sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the Tour of Spain to top an all-Australian podium where he was flanked by Jay McCarthy and Simon Gerrans.

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Lance Armstrong to face $100 million suit

A judge has cleared the way for a US government lawsuit seeking nearly $US100 ($A131 million) in damages from disgraced former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong to go to trial, according to court papers.

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Ewan wins again, Porte claims Tour title

Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan has won the last Tour Down Under stage as compatriot Richie Porte confirmed his overall title.

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Porte wants Ewan at the Tour de France

Richie Porte hopes he and Caleb Ewan will light up this year’s Tour de France.

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After spending a day in the furnace, Richie Porte hopes to put some heat on his Tour Down Under rivals.

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‘Aussie’ Chaves to shine at Tour Down Under

Just three years ago, Esteban Chaves was a promising Colombian cyclist with a badly-damaged right arm who spoke no English.

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Ewan facing cycling audition at Tour Down Under

The Tour Down Under forms part of a lengthy cycling audition for Australian sprint ace Caleb Ewan.

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Miles Scotson has started his senior professional cycling career by winning one of the greatest races in Australian road championships history.

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Ewan ready to fire at cycling nationals

After misfiring on New Years Day, the Orica-Scott machine is ready to roll into Ballarat.

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Bradley Wiggins retires from cycling

Sir Bradley Wiggins hopes his achievements can inspire the next generation of cyclists but the announcement of his retirement on Wednesday did nothing to end questions about a package delivered to him at the end of a race in France in 2011.

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Amanda Spratt (Image: Supplied)

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Richie Porte raises his arms in victory

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Anna Meares Australia Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Nairo Quintana Vuelta a Espana 2014 Stage 9

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Colombia's Nairo Quintana

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Fans hurt by lack of Giro coverage

By Brendon Vella, 18 May 2017
Fans hurt by lack of Giro coverage

The Giro d’Italia has been my favourite Grand Tour over the past few years, with some sensational racing and gripping moments keeping the interest in the event high.

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Doping at the Giro: Italian authorities must do more

Just like the 2013 Giro d’Italia, Giro 2017 will again be remembered for some Italian cyclists disgracing a major cycling event in their own backyard.

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The UCI must reform professional cycling or it will wither

Professional road cycling is as close as possible to the perfect egalitarian sport. No one is excluded from supporting the sport or watching races.

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Let’s not forget what the long game is for Australian cycling

The Australian Cycling Team’s performance at the recent World Track Championships in Hong Kong resembled the old days where Australia was feared and seen as a genuine threat to other countries’ chances of standing on the top spot of the dais.

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2017 Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Cycling live race updates, blog

Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the fourth monument of the year, and will bring to a close a riveting classics season. Join The Roar’s live coverage of ‘La Doyenne’ from 10pm AEST.

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Fleche Wallonne 2017: Spring Classics cycling live race updates, blog

Alejandro Valverde will return to his playground in the south of Belgium, trying to win a fourth straight Fleche Wallonne, finishing on the famous Mur de Huy. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:40pm (AEST).

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2017 Fleche Wallonne preview

By Brendon Vella, 19 Apr 2017
2017 Fleche Wallonne preview

The second piece to the Ardennes puzzle is Fleche Wallonne, tackling the excruciatingly difficult final ascent of the Mur de Huy.

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Amstel Gold 2017: Spring Classics Cycling live race updates, blog

After the cobbled classics finished at Paris-Roubaix, the peloton switch their attention to the punchy hills of the Ardennes. Join The Roar for live coverage of both the men’s and women’s Amstel Gold Race from 9:30pm (AEST).

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Paris-Roubaix 2017: Spring Classics cycling live race updates, blog

Cycling’s most famous monument, Paris-Roubaix is here! 257 kilometres and 55 on cobblestones across 29 sections. Can Tom Boonen retire a winner, or will we have another surprise winner? Join The Roar for live coverage from start to finish of the Hell of the North from 7:05pm (AEST).

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Durbridge showing promise over the cobbles

By Brendon Vella, 9 Apr 2017
Durbridge showing promise over the cobbles

While the main talking point that came out of the Tour of Flanders last Sunday was Phillipe Gilbert’s epic solo attack to take the win in front of his home fans, Australian Luke Durbridge of Orica-Scott continued his impressive run of classics form, finishing in 12th place.

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Tour of Flanders 2017: Spring Classics cycling live race updates, blog

Race Results: Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step) has taken victory in a epic 2017 Tour of Flanders, riding away from the field with 55 kilometres to go and holding off the rest to win solo.

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TV broadcast changes to cycling will hurt the fans

Cycling returns to free to air TV screens tonight with the Tour of Flanders.

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2017 Milan–San Remo preview

By Brendon Vella, 18 Mar 2017
2017 Milan–San Remo preview

Milan-San Remo is often referred to as the ‘sprinter’s classic’, due to the fairly flat parcours. Over the last five years, the race has been dominated by the sprinters, and tonight’s 2017 edition should be no different.

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2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 7 preview

By Brendon Vella, 11 Mar 2017
2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 7 preview

The penultimate stage of Paris Nice throws up the only mountain top finish off the tour, up the fifteen kilometre ascent of the Col de la Couillole.

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2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 6 preview

By Brendon Vella, 10 Mar 2017
2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 6 preview

Stage 6 signals the start of three difficult days which will ultimately decide the general classification positions for Paris-Nice.

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2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 preview

By Brendon Vella, 9 Mar 2017
2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 preview

Stage 5 of Paris-Nice is the final sprint finish of the race, and should be chaotic if the others are anything to go by.

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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins Stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France ahead of Lotto Belisol rider Andre Greipel (Image: Team Sky).

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OricaTeam crosses the line

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Esteban Chaves wins a race

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The peloton riding through Australia

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The peloton rolls through Aldinga Beach during the Tour Down Under

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Richie Porte raises his arms in victory

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Nathan Haas riding the 2014 Sun Herald Tour

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Peter Sagan was one of the best in 2012

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Caleb Ewan wins ahead of Peter Sagan

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