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US judge denies Armstrong request, federal whistleblower case headed to jury trial

A U.S. federal judge has denied a motion filed by Lance Armstrong’s legal team seeking to negate any damages suffered by former team sponsor U.S. Postal Service, meaning the False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit may now proceed to a jury trial. (Cycling Tips)

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The Maps He Made

Some people keep love letters. I have maps—beautifully detailed hand-drawn maps made for me by my husband over the years whenever I was about to set out on a solo adventure or one with my girlfriends, either bicycling, hiking, or driving. It was an era before cell phones, Google earth, and GPS… (Peloton Magazine)

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Watch: Alejandro Valverde catches some air in daring descent on way to Vuelta a Murcia win

Movistar rider uses local knowledge to go on dare-devil descents. (Cycling Weekly)

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Tour de France Organizers Announce 2018 Grand Départ

Organizers for the Tour de France, the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), announced today, that the 2018 French Grand Tour will start in Vendée, France on June 30.

The Vendée region of France has hosted the Grand Départ no fewer than five out of the nine times it has been featured in that region of France. (Capo Velo)

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Rapha advertising for someone to fill a cyclist’s ‘dream job’

Clothing and cycling brand Rapha is looking for people to run its mobile clubhouse in Europe. (Cycling Weekly)

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Alex Dowsett sets out his ‘dream’ of breaking Chris Boardman’s ‘Superman’ Hour Record

Alex Dowsett has set his sights on the Hour Record set by Chris Boardman in the Superman position in 1996 if he can beat Bradley Wiggins’s record this year. (Cycling Weekly)

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The grand exit: Contador’s hopes hang on 2017 Tour

Although Contador is old for a grand tour contender, 34 this summer, he may still be a threat to win the Tour de France one last time. (Velo News)

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Tammy Thomas Granted Sanction Reduction

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that cycling athlete, Tammy Thomas, of Ridgeland, Miss., is entitled to a reduction in her suspension due to a change in the applicable rules. Thomas served more than 14 years of her original lifetime period of ineligibility that began on August 31, 2002. (USADA)

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Around-the-world cyclist has bike and all his possessions stolen in London

Lutter’s bike was equipped with panniers containing all of his possessions and his home – a tent. His camera equipment and computer containing the photos and words a book recounting his 40,000km solo cycle journey were also stolen, along with many other items including his clothes. (Cycling Weekly)

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Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” after sustaining a “small leg fracture” while taking part in snowcross training. (BBC)

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Rapha returns to sponsor London Nocturne

After Rapha stepped away for a few years, it has returned for 2017 as part of a new three-year partnership, and plans are being made to take the Rapha Nocturne series further afield than London. (Cycling Weekly)

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Video: Talking Cycling with Graham Watson – his favourite photo

One week into retirement, renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson looks back at his career and how he captured his favorite photo before the era of digital photography, with film and manual camera gear. Continue reading Video: Talking Cycling with Graham Watson – his favourite photo