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Van Aert, Cant successfully defend Belgian crowns

On the sand of the “Queen of the beaches,” on the edge of the North Sea, the 22-year-old Van Aert led the race from start to finish, after a solo escape from the start of the first lap. (Velo News)

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Van der Poel bounces back from injury to claim Dutch cyclo-cross title

21-year-old defends national title only 10 days after heavy crash. (CyclingNews.com)

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Review: Shimano Dura-Ace C24 Carbon Clincher wheelset

Shimano’s Dura-Ace C24 carbon laminated wheels are light, stiff and responsive, putting in an excellent all-round performance. (road.cc)

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Gallery: Bahrain-Merida team officially presented in Bahrain

Vincenzo Nibali and fellow riders attend ceremony at royal palace. (CyclingNews.com)

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Gallery: Froome and Sky teammates train on the Col de la Madone and Col d’Eze

Froome, Poels and others gather in Moncao for training rides. (CyclingNews.com)

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Pro Bike Check: Jeremy Powers Rapha Focus Mares CX bike (and teammate Ellen Noble, too!)

The Rapha/Focus team bikes get their signature look by Victory Circle Graphics. According to SRAM, Jeremy’s one of the very few of their sponsored athletes racing ‘cross with a double chainring and not 1x. (Bike Rumor)

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CycleOps Hammer direct drive trainer first ride review

A legitimate smart-trainer contender to the Kickr – $1,199.00 (CyclingNews.com)

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Thousands of brave Russian cyclists to parade in -25c weather

Around 5,000 incredibly keen cyclists are due to take part in an annual cycling parade today in Russia, despite local temperatures dipping to a biting -25 degrees. (road.cc)

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UKAD chairman labels British Cycling’s and Brailsford’s parliamentary evidence ‘extraordinary’

David Kenworthy rues lack of clarity surrounding ‘mystery’ package. (CyclingNews.com)

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Rider celebrates ‘winning’ Aussie national road race championship (with a lap to go)

Cannondale-Drapac rider Brendan Canty celebrated a solo win in the mens Australian national road race championship today – only to learn as the bell was rung that there was still a lap of the circuit to go. (road.cc)

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Miles Scotson solos to thrilling Australian road race title

Miles Scotson (BMC) will wear the green and gold of Australian road race champion in his first season as a professional after a thrilling solo victory at the Australian Road National Championships today. (Cycling Tips)

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Nicolas Roche ditches national champ’s kit for BMC team colours

Nicolas Roche’s national champion’s jersey has been a major hit but at the training camp he slipped into his main team strip. (Sticky Bottle)