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Alejandro Valverde Wins His Second Fleche Wallonne

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN HUY, Belgium, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection on the gruelling Mur de Huy to win the Fleche Wallonne race for the second time on Wednesday. The Movistar team leader, who also won this event in 2006, passed Ireland's Daniel Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in the final 200 metres of the 199.5km ride to claim his fourth victory in an Ardennes Classic. Garmin's Martin finished 3sec down with Omega-Pharma's Kwiatkowski another second further back. Last year's winner Dani Moreno could finish only ninth with Amstel Gold Race winner Philippe Gilbert 10th. Valverde, who turns 34 on Friday, had been pushed off the podium … Read More...

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Evans Rides Into Lead At Giro del Trentino

BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans finished fourth on Wednesday's mountain-top finish at the Giro del Trentino to assume … Read More...

Alejandro Valverde Wins His Second Fleche Wallonne

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN HUY, Belgium, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack … Read More...

UCI Lifts Doping Ban On Australian Michael Rogers

HUY, Belgium, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on … Read More...

Team Sky Brings Change To Fleche Wallonne Roster

BASTOGNE, Belgium, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Chris Froome's Team Sky have rung the changes … Read More...

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Along The Road Like Bridesmaids At A Farmer’s Wedding

They came at me along the road like bridesmaids at a farmer’s wedding. Equally spaced to the horizon by winter madness. The club run exploded, their kit admitted that they were still 30km from home. I drove on in the opposite direction, the gaps became less regular and the rider’s arms straighter. Some feckin mullet showing off and destroying a club run with bravado and new wheels; … Read More...

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Mark Cavendish At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

In His New Book At Speed, Mark Cavendish Joins Cycling's Legendary Sprinters Boulder, CO, USA - December 16, 2013 - The world's fastest cycling sprinter, Mark Cavendish, has written a second book At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Read the first chapter at www.velopress.com/cav. Written off as "fat" and "useless" in his youth, Mark … Read More...

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Go For The REAL Stuff

Written by: Lea Crosetti, RD, CSSD As a sports dietitian and endurance athlete, I am always looking for new food variations to eat out on the course. Whether it be an attempt to “go more natural”, avoid the GI issues with sugary sports nutrition products, or simply get more variety and tasty foods my body is craving while cycling, it’s the quest to find a nourishing, tolerable and tasty bite while … Read More...

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