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Oleg Tinkov: Alberto Contador is ‘too old to win anything’

Former Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov attacks Alberto Contador on social media. (Cycling Weekly)

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Peter Sagan ‘didn’t just want to win Milan-San Remo, but to win it in style’

Bora-Hansgrohe managers say Sagan is doing justice to the rainbow jersey. (Cycling Weekly)

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Sagan moves into WorldTour lead

World Champion Peter Sagan is back on top of the WorldTour rankings following his second place at Milan-San Remo. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider disposes Richie Porte from top spot on the standings with the BMC rider dropping to third. Milan-San Remo winner Michal Kwiatkowski jumps into second place overall. (cyclingnews.com)

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Rider dies during race at African Continental Track Championships

Egypt’s Eslam Nasser Zaki, 22, fell suddenly while riding on his own during men’s Omnium. (road.cc)

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Michal Kwiatkowski’s Strava stats show the incredible power it takes to win Milan-San Remo

Pole hit more than 1,200 watts in the final sprint, and took the KOM on the Poggio as he followed Sagan’s attack. (Cycling Weekly)

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An interview with Marcel Kittel: Getting back to his best, Cavendish rivalry, and the Tour de France

Marcel Kittel sits down, stretches out and smiles. “This is great,” he says. (Cycling Tips)

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Davide Cimolai out-sprints Nacer Bouhanni to win Volta a Catalunya stage one

Late attack by Peter Kennaugh foiled as sprinters contest the stage finish on the opening day of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya in Spain. (Cycling Weekly)

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How the Race Was Won: 2017 Milan-San Remo

How the Race Was Won: 2017 Milan San Remo

In this edition of How the Race Was Won, the first for season 2017, Cosmo Catalano analyses the 108th edition of Milan-San Remo.

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Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda bunch sprint

American Coryn Rivera sprinted to her first career Women’s WorldTour victory in Cittiglio on Sunday. The 24-year-old survived the hilly 131km Trofeo Alfredo Binda circuit race to win a reduced bunch sprint ahead of Arlenis Sierra and Cecile Uttrup Ludwig. It is first time in more than a decade that the one-day Italian classic has

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Five things to look out for at the 2017 Volta a Catalunya

He’s back! Having spent the last month or so altitude training in South Africa and pondering how best to respond to the whirlwind of press surrounding Team Sky at the moment, Chris Froome will return to racing at the Volta a Catalunya for the first time since finishing sixth overall at the Herald Sun Tour

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Michal Kwiatkowski claims Strava KOM on Poggio on way to Milan-San Remo win

Team Sky rider averaged an astonishing 536 watts for 5 minutes 47 seconds on decisive climb. (road.cc)

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Kwiatkowski wins Milan-San Remo

Sagan, Alaphilippe settle for podium in breakaway trio. (cyclingnews.com)

Sagan the strongest, but Kwiatkowski wins (Cycling Tips)

Final 24 Kilometers (YouTube)

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Kwiatkowski owes me a few beers, says Sagan (cyclingnews.com)

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Fernando Gaviria: ‘Sagan will try to go on the Poggio’

Colombian Milan-San Remo contender Fernando Gaviria reckons rival Peter Sagan will go for a late attack and not hold out for a bunch sprint. (Cycling Weekly)

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Commentary: Etiquette lessons with pushy Boeckmans

Cycling’s unwritten rules took centerstage when a very bizarre scene played out during Wednesday’s Danilith Nokere-Koerse. (Velo News)

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Candid Kittel: German sprinter opens up about Milan-San Remo non-selection, Cavendish

Already a winner five times this season, Marcel Kittel is one of the most high-profile absentees from the QuickStep Floors squad for Saturday’s Milan San Remo.

The German rider has told CyclingTips that while he would have liked to have been selected for the race, that he can also see the logic behind the choices

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Boonen at MSR: ‘Sagan doesn’t have the strongest team’

World champion Peter Sagan stands above his rivals but he lacks a strong team, says Tom Boonen. (Velo News)

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Luke Rowe column: ‘I’m not going to let numbers rule my career’ 

Team Sky’s Luke Rowe writes about his opinion on the use of power meters in racing and for training in his latest column. (Cycling Weekly)

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Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admits to injecting vitamins, using Tramadol and temptation to dope

Josh Edmondson has admitted that he injected himself with a cocktail of vitamins in 2014 and that Tramadol led to him being depressed. (Cycling Weekly)

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Sagan: I’m a favourite for every race, I’m used to it

World champion shrugs off the pressure before Milan-San Remo. (cyclingnews.com)

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“I did it my way” – Lotto-Soudal rider Kris Boeckmans explains bizarre incident during race

Belgian rider caught on camera escorting French rider to back of peloton, said he was trying to ensure safety of peloton. (road.cc)

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2017 Critérium du Dauphiné route features novel ascent of Alpe d’Huez

The 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné will feature a novel approach to Alpe d’Huez, with the peloton set to ascend the Col de Sarenne before tackling the final four kilometres of the more celebrated Alpe for a summit finish at the ski station. (cyclingnews.com)

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Mark Cavendish: The Wheels of Change

He revolutionised sprinting by taking the leadouts to a higher level, working on his own aerodynamics and being an early adopter of skinsuits and aero helmets. For a while, it made him the clear favourite in every single flat race he rode. (Rouleur)

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Preview: What you need to know about the 2017 Milan-San Remo

The longest of the Monuments and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the calendar, Milan-San Remo takes the riders nearly 300km from northern Italy down to and along the Mediterranean coastline, in a race that features several late climbs but normally ends in a bunch sprint.

Here’s what you should know before tuning

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Ewan given green light for Milan-San Remo attempt

At just 22 years of age, Cyclassics Hamburg winner Ewan will use the opportunity to gain valuable experience, having yet tackled a race of this distance. He was also an early withdrawal at last year’s world championships so it will be an achievement for him to make the distance with the front bunch. (SBS)

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Degenkolb, Gaviria and Sagan are Milan-San Remo favourites, says Pozzato

A lot has happened in the world of cycling since a fresh-faced Pippo Pozzato raised his arms in triumph to conclude the 2006 Milan-San Remo. (cyclingnews.com)

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Lotto-Soudal rider escapes disqualification after pushing rival out of peloton (video)

While Nacer Bouhanni won Nokere Koerse ahead of Adam Blythe, the finale of the race was overshadowed by a bizarre altercation involving Lotto-Soudal‘s Kris Boeckmans and Justin Jules. (Cycling Weekly)

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Six things to look out for at Milan-San Remo 2017

To the uninitiated, dedicating an entire Saturday afternoon to watching a race in which the favourites only show themselves towards the very end may seem crazy, but part of what makes Milan-San Remo is the gradual build-up of tension throughout the day. (Cycling Weekly)

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Milan-Sanremo & Matt Goss – Romance on the Italian Riviera

“My memories are quite fond. That was a good day,” says Matt Goss, master of the understatement.

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Milano-Sanremo: Three potential scenarios

Andrew Hood breaks down the race and lists some probable outcomes to the 291km “La Classicissima.” (Velo News)

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Amalie Dideriksen: cycling’s newest sensation

Who is Amalie Dideriksen? The youngest world champion since Marianne Vos, Denmark’s new title holder may just be the best rider you’ve never heard of. (Cycling Weekly)

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My Tejay van Garderen trauma

I’m feeling a worrisome combination of Van Garderen anxiety, pervasive Tejay doom, an oppressive sense that, after his anonymous performances in Tirreno-Adriatico, his bid to win the Giro d’Italia in May is in jeopardy. (Twisted Spoke)

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Going against the tide: A European chasing the cycling dream in America

In a sport where Europe is usually still considered the ultimate goal, the decision by the British Claire Rose’s to hop the pond and come to America to chase her cycling dream might seem like an unconventional one. (Cycling Tips)

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Mavic expands on a classic with new wider tubeless Open Pro rim

Since 1986, the eyeletted, aluminum rim has been a favorite of wheel builders and riders alike thanks to its durability and light weight for its time. (Bike Rumor)

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Team Sky doctor previously bought Fluimucil from Swiss pharmacy

Team Sky responded to additional questions from Damian Collins MP of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee surrounding the supposed importation of an inhaled decongestant Fluimucil from Manchester to the team at the Criterium du Dauphine carried out by Simon Cope. The team revealed that Dr. Richard Freeman, who ordered Cope to courier a medical

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Quintana seals Tirreno-Adriatico victory

Dennis wins stage 7 time trial and climbs to second overall. (cyclingnews.com)

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Share the road? Sagan dodges dog in Tirreno TT

Peter Sagan’s Tirreno-Adriatico time trial is almost ruined by a dog and its owner, who crossed the road right in front of the world. (Velo News)

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Porte still top of WorldTour rankings after Paris-Nice

‘Race to the sun’ winner Sergio Henao moves into second place, BMC remain top team. (cyclingnews.com)

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Froome breaks silence and backs beleaguered Brailsford

Tour de France champion says he understands why people may feel let down. (cyclingnews.com)

“Without Dave B, there is no Team Sky” (road.cc)

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Fernando Gaviria edges out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico stage six 

Fernando Gaviria edged out Peter Sagan on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 in Civitanova Marche. Nairo Quintana retains overall lead. (Cycling Weekly)

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Gaviria plays down Milan-San Remo chances (cyclingnews.com)

Sagan shrugs off sprint defeat at Tirreno-Adriatico (cyclingnews.com)

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Pre-Order: The Long Awaited Autobiography of Lizzie Deignan

The British Olympian, and team Boels-Dolmans cyclist, Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead), has announced the upcoming release of her long-awaited autobiography. (TWC)

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Porte rescues Paris-Nice disaster with ‘incredible’ stage win

What a difference four kilometres and a few days can make. (cyclingnews.com)

Video: Final 8 Kilometers (YouTube)

Video Highlights (cyclingnews.com)

Attacking Contador falls short of Henao in Paris (SBS Cycling)

Spaniard narrowly misses out on Paris-Nice title for second year in a row (cyclingnews.com)

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Peter Sagan wins Tirreno-Adriatico stage five after aggressive day of racing

Sagan was forced to work hard for victory as the GC contenders pushed hard on the short, sharp climbs in search of victory. (Cycling Weekly)

Video Highlights (cyclingnews.com)

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Nairo Quintana: ‘Tirreno win has little meaning ahead of the Giro’

Despite blowing his rivals away on the Monte Terminillo, Quintana says he’s still not in full shape ahead of the Giro d’Italia. (Cycling Weekly)

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Contador eyes Paris-Nice finale after riding into third overall on stage 7

The search for his first win in Trek-Segafredo colours goes on but Alberto Contador at least showed that he is an improving force in this year’s Paris-Nice. The former Tour de France winner was the second strongest rider on stage 7, finishing 21 seconds down on the day’s winner, Richie Porte. (cyclingnews.com)

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Paris-Nice: Porte wins stage 7 as Henao surges into race lead

Richie Porte (BMC Racing) won the penultimate stage of Paris-Nice on Saturday, attacking out of a select group in the closing kilometres of the climb to the finish on the Col de la Couillole. (cyclingnews.com)

Video: Final 8 Kilometers (YouTube)

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Nairo Quintana blasts rivals to win Tirreno-Adriatico stage four; Thomas second, Yates third

Queen stage of 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico won by Nairo Quintana, with British riders Geraint Thomas second and Adam Yates third. (Cycling Weekly)

Video: Final 8 Kilometers (Daily Motion)

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Video: Tirreno-Adriatico rider crashes into barrier, over side of road

Katusha rider Matvey Mamykin has taken a nasty fall on today’s queen stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. (Sticky Bottle)

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World champion Amalie Dideriksen wins Ronde van Drenthe; Alice Barnes eighth

British rider Alice Barnes places eighth as Amalie Dideriksen takes her first victory of 2017 in the Ronde van Drenthe, Netherlands (Cycling Weekly)

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Peter Sagan: If I can be an example for someone, it’s a good thing

The world champion talks about the importance of being himself. (cyclingnews.com)

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Paris-Nice: Simon Yates solos to victory on stage 6

Simon Yates soloed to the stage win on the first foray into the mountains in Paris-Nice, attacking just before the top of the final climb, with 19 kilometres to go. He raised his arms in victory atop the short, steep ascent into Fayance 17 seconds before Sergio Henao. (cyclingnews.com)

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