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Van Aert could miss Hoogerheide World Cup with knee issues

World Champion Wout Van Aert could miss the final round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide, Belgium, citing knee pain after this weekend’s round in Italy.

Van Aert has already wrapped up the World Cup overall victory, leading by an unassailable 111-point lead over compatriot Kevil Pauwels. (CyclingNews.com)

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Video: 3D printed bike shown at CES goes on a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco

The designers are making ‘edits’ to their bike components throughout their trip. (road.cc)

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Specialized: For the Love of ‘Cross

This season, we’ve been exploring the essence of what makes us love the discipline of ‘cross. Leading up to CX World’s, pro riders Nikki Brammeier, Christine Majerus, and Simon Andreassen, share their thoughts on the what makes ‘cross just as much a religion as a sport. (Specialized Bikes)
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Technical FAQ: Gearing compatibility, tubeless tips

Lennard Zinn address questions about mixing and matching drivetrain parts, how to seat tubeless tires while traveling, and more. (Velo News)

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Tayler Wiles Diary: post-Santos feels and a coffee shop guide to Southern Australia

Formerly a member of the Orica-AIS squad, the 27-year-old penned a pre-race diary for us to introduce you to her new squad.

Still wired from the fast and furious final stage of the Santos Women’s Tour, here’s Wiles reporting from Adelaide. (Cycling Tips)

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It’s snowing in Mallorca, and the pros are still out training

In contrast with the sweltering conditions at the Tour Down Under, the temperature in some parts of the island dropped to -10ºC. (Cycling Weekly)

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Kirsten Wild wins scorching Santos Women’s Tour finale, Amanda Spratt keeps firm hold of GC

Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) charged to victory in the final sweltering criterium stage of the Santos Women’s Tour in a battle of the sprint trains.

Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) finished safely in the bunch to take out the overall leaders blue jersey which she has held firmly in her grasp throughout the tour, with the help of a powerful team that has taken the win in the Santos Women’s Tour since it began three years ago. (Cycling Tips)

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Tour Down Under stage 1 shortened due to extreme heat

Race director Mike Turtur and rider representative Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal) conferred and agreed to remove one lap of the finishing circuit.

As a result the stage has been reduced from 145km to 118.5km. (Cycling Tips)

Video: egg cooking on the ground (Ride Media)

Riders praise Tour Down Under (Cycling Weekly)

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Owain Doull forced to miss Team Sky WorldTour debut due to ruptured appendix

Olympic gold medallist Owain Doull was forced to miss his Team Sky WorldTour debut at the Tour Down Under today after rupturing his appendix. (road.cc)

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France says all children under 12 must wear cycle helmets

New law comes into effect this March, affecting residents and visitors alike. (Bike Radar)

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Tour Down Under Stage 1: Ewan Blasts the Opposition Away

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) took the first victory of the 2017 WorldTour Tuesday when he out-sprinted Team Sky’s Danny Van Poppel and Bora-Hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett at the end of stage 1 of the Tour Down Under. (CyclingNews.com)

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Bennett and Sagan switch roles mid-race but miss out

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Bauer: All guns blazing for Vakoc at Tour Down Under

Kiwi relishing chance to link up with Marcel Kittel. (CyclingNews.com)

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La Mediterraneenne cancelled for 2017

The 2017 edition of La Méditerranéenne has been canceled due to a lack of availability of police motorcycle escorts, according to Direct Velo.

The French race was originally scheduled to run from February 8-12, 2017, but the first two days were removed late last year for similar reasons. (CyclingNews.com)

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Brazen bike thief caught on camera stealing high-end Wilier road bike 

A bike thief has been caught red-handed as he steals a high-end Wilier bike from a cafe in California, caught on camera by other riders’s Cycliq cameras. (Cycling Weekly)

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First Look: Shimano’s new 2017 Dura-Ace power meter

Details finally emerge about Shimano’s first-ever power meter. (road.cc)

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Scary crash video shows the moment a rider plummets off mountain road into ravine

Video shared by former pro rider Joaquim Rodriguez also showed rider pedalling off unscathed. (Cycling Weekly)