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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)

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. (

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. (

Video: Final 8 Kilometers (YouTube)

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)

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)

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)

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. (

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. (

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Peter Sagan sprints to Tirreno-Adriatico stage three win as crash disrupts finale

A crash in the final 500 metres of the race split the peloton, leaving many sprinters like Fernando Gaviria and Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) out of contention for the win. (Cycling Weekly)

Final Kilometer (EuroSport)

Gallery (Velo News)

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Quick-Step Floor riders angry, disappointed after high-speed pileup (

Leaked UK Sport review: ‘Shocking and inexcusable action’ by British Cycling

Dave Brailsford, the man behind Britain’s rise as a cycling power, was labeled as being “untouchable” in a leaked review of British Cycling and its handling of sexism allegations against a top coach.

The review also questioned whether British Cycling’s board was fit to govern after what it characterized as “shocking and inexcusable action” related to accusations of bullying. (Velo News)

Dave Brailsford says he will not quit Team Sky (

British Cycling Slammed on Sexism in Leaked Review (Bicycling Magazine)

British Cycling: ‘Sufficient care and attention’ not paid to wellbeing of riders (BBC)

Jess Varnish: ‘I was thrown under the bus by British Cycling’ (BBC)

Brailsford travels to Tirreno-Adriatico, thanks Thomas for public support

After winning Thursday’s stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico, Geraint Thomas revealed that embattled Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford was at the race on Wednesday and personally thanked the Welsh rider for his support. (

Paris-Nice: Greipel rockets to stage 5 sprint win

Race lead remains with Alaphilippe. (


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Geraint Thomas takes solo win in Tirreno-Adriatico stage two with dramatic late attack 

Thomas takes his first win of the season at Tirreno-Adriatico as Greg Van Averamet moves into overall lead. (Cycling Weekly)


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Cavendish, Sagan to lead sprinter showdown at 2017 Tour of California

Continental squads Rally Cycling and Jelly Belly-Maxxis receive invites for event’s first WorldTour edition. (

Former colleague defends Wiggins doctor Freeman: ‘I feel like he’s been strung up’

Former British Cycling psychologist Dave Readle worked alongside Freeman in the past and defended him this week in interviews with the BBC and the Daily Mail. (

‘Chris Froome refused to sign a statement supporting Dave Brailsford, and I’d do the same’

Former Team Sky rider Nicolas Roche says that he supports Chris Froome’s decision not to come out in defence of Dave Brailsford. (Cycling Weekly)

Team Sky reported to have tested whether Viagra helps riders’ endurance

Drug used to treat impotence is not banned by World Anti-Doping Agency, but Sky likely to face stiff questioning over its alleged trial. (

Shimano undertaking investigation into Team Sky wheel failures at Tirreno-Adriatico

Company cites flawless record and rigorous testing. (

WADA considers complete ban of hay fever drug used by Bradley Wiggins 

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is considering introducing a blanket ban on the use of corticosteroids, such as the drug used by Bradley Wiggins before his 2012 Tour de France victory. (Cycling Weekly)

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Lizzie Deignan returns for women’s race

Former world champion Lizzie Deignan has confirmed her return to the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire next month. (BBC Sport)

Froome refuses to join Sky teammates in signing statement of support for Brailsford

Chris Froome has refused to offer his backing to Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford, according to reports in the Telegraph and the Daily Mail, which say the three-time Tour de France winner refused to add his name to a statement of support that all riders were asked to sign. (