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Mavic Updates the Open Pro | The Radavist

With an inner width of 19mm, Mavic has updated their Open Pro rims with a modern look, new finish, and an improved braking surface thanks to their Exalith technology. With claims of these new hoops being lighter and stronger than ever, Mavic is excited to bring back this classic rim. (The Radavist)

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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. (cyclingnews.com)

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Paris-Nice: Greipel rockets to stage 5 sprint win

Race lead remains with Alaphilippe. (cyclingnews.com)

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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. (cyclingnews.com)

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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. (cyclingtips.com)

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‘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)

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Caffeine potentially on WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances

WADA added caffeine to its Monitoring Program for 2017 so experts could study whether athletes are using the substance “with the intent of enhancing performance.” (Steve Tilford)

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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. (road.cc)

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

Company cites flawless record and rigorous testing. (cyclingnews.com)

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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)

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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)