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Danny van Poppel claims prologue victory at the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Dutchman flew around the technical 2.1km course in the heart of Melbourne, crossing the line in a time of 2:32.56 — an average speed of 49.7km/h.

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GCN: Ultimate Sprint Training Tips With Marcel Kittel – How To Sprint Like A Pro

Marcel Kittel shares his sprinting tips from Dubai, where he has so far taken two consecutive bunch-sprint wins.
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World-renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson announces retirement

After four decades of capturing some of the most memorable images from the world of professional cycling, Graham Watson has retired. (Cycling Weekly)

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Pre-season ‘friendlies’ anything but for WorldTour peloton

‘Down Under is nowhere near a pre-season friendly. For a European, it’s one of the hardest races of the year if you understand how the season works,’ Cavendish says categorically. (SBS Cycling)

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Canyon gets official with entry timeline for USA consumer-direct delivery

While many American cyclists have been itching to get ahold of the latest crop of road and mountain bikes from Canyon, they’re going to have to wait until the third quarter of the year. (Bike Rumor)

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Gallery: 10 clever hacks used by World Tour race mechanics

Everything from last minute saddle height adjustments and glueing tires to cleaning up to nine bikes after a training ride in the rain, the wrenches are what keep the team going. (Bike Radar)

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Vittorio Brumotti performs stunts with Astana Pro team at Calpe, Spain training camp

Astana Pro Team posted this video of Vittorio Brumotti ‘training’ with the team at their training camp in Calpe, Spain.
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Simon Cope: ‘I’m fed up with my name being dragged through the mud’ 

‘To this day, hand on heart, on my kids’ hearts, I do not know what was in there. I was asked to do a job.

‘I’m pretty pissed off really that my name’s getting dragged through it. I’m the monkey in this — it’s the organ grinders you want to ask.’ (Cycling Weekly)

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Hidden motors: a timeline

CyclingTips has put together a timeline of the hidden motor story. Read on for the key moments in relation to this subject. (Cycling Tips)

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Tannus solid tyres get Ukraine national track team seal of approval

‘They are completely safe and make you work harder. Even the highly sceptical mechanics accepted the tyres by the end of 2016.’ (road.cc)

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2017 Dubai Tour: Stage 2 – Final kilometers

Final 20 km from stage 2 of the 2017 Dubai Tour.
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2017 Dubai Tour: Stage 2 Highlights

Video highlights from Stage 2 of the 2017 Dubai Tour.
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Marcel Kittel wins second consecutive Dubai Tour stage to extend overall lead

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) won stage two of the Dubai Tour, overhauling Dylan Groenewegen in the final metres to take his second successive victory. (Cycling Weekly)

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