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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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Spratt’s cycling career hits new heights

Amanda Spratt is relishing comparisons to fellow Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans as she looks at building on her best season so far.

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What it takes to be a pro cyclist, and Aussies you should watch out for

Professional bike riding is more than fitted lycra and big sunglasses, and I’ve seen more Aussies embracing the cycle lifestyle.

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Chris Froome says questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone – and Sir Chris Hoy has joined calls for an explanation.

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Organisers have unveiled a route for the 2017 Tour de France featuring many early climbs in a bid to limit the opportunities for strong teams to dominate stages and reward aggressive riders looking to shake up the sport’s greatest spectacle.

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Anna Meares retires from cycling

Announcing her retirement, Australia’s greatest track cyclist Anna Meares has revealed she needed six cortisone injections to her spine to compete at the Rio Olympics.

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Germany’s Tony Martin has won a record-equalling fourth men’s time-trial title at the UCI Road World Championships, while Australia’s Rohan Dennis failed in his quest for redemption with a six-placed finish.

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Nairo Quintana adds Vuelta win to cycling resume

Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d’Italia on his grand tour list of honours.

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Colombia's Nairo Quintana

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Richie Porte riding old willunga hill

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Chris Froome

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Chris Froome running on Ventoux

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Chris Froome

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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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2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 1-4 preview

By Brendon Vella, 5 Mar 2017
2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 1-4 preview

Paris-Nice signals the real start to the European season if you are one of the riders who will be contending for Grand Tour glory this season.

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The rise and rise of Asia in the world of cycling

With the cycling caravan having well and truly left Australia after the end of the last Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) sanctioned race, the Herald Sun Tour, there have been a number of recent announcements that made for interesting reading.

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2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: live race updates, blog

After a hotly contested Tour Down Under which saw Australian riders dominate their European counterparts, they will be out to continue it at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30 pm (AEDT).

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Tour Down Under: Stage 6 cycling live race updates, blog

Richie Porte might have the Tour Down Under general classification all locked up bar the shouting, but Stage 6 around the streets of Adelaide will see one final chance for the sprinters to dethrone Caleb Ewan. Join The Roar for live coverage from 2pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

By Brendon Vella, 21 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 5 preview

Stage 5 of the 2017 Tour Down Under sees the peloton tackle the brutal-yet-annual Willunga Hill stage, which has been a major part of the race for the majority of the races existence.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 5 cycling live race updates, blog

Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under is possibly the most diverse and rewarding of the race, going from the beaches of southern Adelaide all the way up to the iconic Willunga Hill. Join The Roar from 11:30am (AEDT) for all the action.

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What a year for Canberra cyclists on the world stage

I started to reflect on the performance of ACT riders after Chloe Hosking’s sensational win on Monday to claim Stage 3 of the women’s Tour Down Under.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 4 cycling live race updates, blog

Richie Porte remains out front of the general classification standings leading into Stage 4 of the Tour Down Under. Keep up with all the race updates and highlights on The Roar from 12:30pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

By Brendon Vella, 20 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 4 preview

Stage 4 from Norwood to Campbelltown will be a lumpy affair, with the road consistently going up and down all day, before finishing in what should be another bunch sprint.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 cycling live race updates, blog

It might be a relatively hilly Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under as the peloton takes the 144-kilometre trek from Glenelg to Victor Harbour, but a chance in the general classification is unlikely on a day for the strong men. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:20pm (AEDT).

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2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

By Brendon Vella, 19 Jan 2017
2017 Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Preview

The traditional sprint finish down into Victor Harbor marks Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour Down Under.

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Tour Down Under: Stage 2 cycling live race updates, blog

After a steaming opening stage to the 2017 Tour Down Under was won by Caleb Ewan, the riders will take little respite on a gruelling Stage 2 through the hills of Adelaide. Join The Roar for live coverage from 12:30pm (AEDT).

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The peloton rolls through Aldinga Beach during the Tour Down Under

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Caleb Ewan wins a bunch sprint ahead of Peter Sagan

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Caleb Ewan of team OricaÐGreenEDGE celebrates winning

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Tour Down Under 2013: Andre Greipel wins People's Choice Classic

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Simon Gerrans sprints to victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Simon Gerrans rides the 2014 Sun Herald Tour

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Mathew Hayman Paris-Roubaix cycling

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Rohan Dennis

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