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Thursday September 21, 2017
Worlds'17 Preview: This Sunday sees the one race that everyone remembers the winner... for a year anyway. The World Professional (now Elite) Road Race is always tough and long and it's never won by a 'nobody'. Ed Hood takes a look at the course and lists his 'Top Bakers' Dozen' of possible winners.
Sunday September 17, 2017
Worlds Team Time Trial Report: On a fine Scandinavian autumn afternoon in Bergen it was Sunweb who bested a technical parcours of 42.5km. Reigning champions Quick-Step could do no better that fourth as Sunweb celebrated a double triumph, having won the ladies’ race in the morning.
Sunday September 10, 2017
The combined USA Cycling Pro Road Tour and USA Crits season finals lived up to their promise as both the women’s and men’s pro/am fields delivered passionate performances in front of massive crowds in Doylestown, PA.
Sunday September 10, 2017
Final Stage Report: Chris Froome has succeeded in the Tour de France/Vuelta a España double, but for many the 2017 Spanish Grand Tour will be remembered more for the curtain dropping on the career of Alberto Contador. The stage win by Matteo Trentin was just a mere side show.
Saturday September 9, 2017
Stage Report: Alberto Contador scored a fabulous victory at the summit of the mythical Alto de l’Angliru to end his career on a high note, while Sky’s Chris Froome preserved the red jersey in the fog. Ilnur Zakarin made it onto the podium after dropping his Dutch rival Wilco Kelderman in the final kilometers of the ascent.
Friday September 8, 2017
Stage Report: The break of the day went all the way to the finish line in Gijón where the escape specialist Thomas De Gendt gave his Lotto Soudal team its fourth Vuelta'17 stage win and the second in two days. Sky brought the peloton in for no change in the overall heading towards the big finalé of the Angliru.
Thursday September 7, 2017
Stage Report: After the excitement of the last two days, Thursday's stage 18 could have been an unofficial rest day, but in Vuelta a España style it was far from it. The stage was won by Sander Armée from the break, but behind the attacks came thick and fast.
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Stage Report: Alberto Contador wants a Vuelta stage win and today's murderous finish on the summit of Los Machucos was the perfect place. Contador attacked the GC group at the base of the climb causing panic behind, but he could not catch Stefan Denifl before the line.
Tuesday September 5, 2017
TT Stage Report: The 2017 Vuelta a España might just have been decided in today's stage 16 on the road to Logroño as Chris Froome put time into everyone. The Sky rider now has nearly two minutes on his closest rival, Vincenzo Nibali after the 40 kilometer time trial. The rest? Their overall hopes have just about faded.
Sunday September 3, 2017
Stage Report: The Colombians go crazy as Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) tames the savagery of the Sierra Nevada; Spain’s favorite son, Alberto Contador cracks after a brave effort - but Froome stays calm, holds the line and owes Wout Poels ANOTHER beer.
Saturday September 2, 2017
Race Report: Poland’s Rafa Majka (Bora hansgrohe) pulled off a magnificent solo win atop the savage La Pandera climb to save his own and his team’s Vuelta in winning Stage 14 over 175 tough kilometres.
Friday September 1, 2017
Stage Report: Matteo Trentin took his third win of the 2017 Vuelta, fourth podium spot, and fifth stage victory for the Quick-Step Floors team with a fantastic hard effort up the final drag to the line. It was an easy day for the overall contenders who will be back in the fold tomorrow.
Thursday August 31, 2017
Stage Report: Yet another day of surprises in Spain as Tomasz Marczynski took his second Vuelta'17 stage win, Alberto Contador attacks for some extra time and overall leader, Chris Froome crashed, not just once, but twice. Second placed Vincenzo Nibali is now only at 59 seconds and the excitement goes on!
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The Thompson Bucks County Classic roars back into Doylestown on September 10, 2017. The race will crown the men’s and women’s champions of the season-long USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, and the specialist short course series, USA Crits. A clash of styles will be on display for the public as the wily and fast USA Crits racers fight it out with the hardened road riders of the PRT on the crowd-lined 1.4-mile Doylestown circuit.
Wednesday August 30, 2017
Stage Report: Miguel Angel Lopez took the stage honors on a very tough day in the south of Spain. Chris Froome looked in danger but stormed through the final kilometer to take time on all his major rivals. It looked to be game over for Esteban Chaves and Alberto Contador.
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Stage Report: After the first Vuelta a España rest day there were some sore legs in the peloton on stage 10 from Caravaca Año Jubilar 2017 to El Pozo Alimentación and the rain didn't help. But that didn't stop the break of the day launching the winning move for Matteo Trentin to take his second stage victory in the 2017 Vuelta.
Monday August 28, 2017
Vuelta'17 Roadside: After the excitement of the ascent of the Xorret de Cati and the mad drive across three Spanish regions on Saturday, Al Hamilton stationed himself on the climb to the Cumbre del Sol. The pack would take to the steep ramps to the sun twice in the finalé of Stage 9 and PEZ was there.
Sunday August 27, 2017
Race Report: Team Sky’s Chris Froome took an impressive victory on Stage Nine of the Vuelta a Espana, holding off a late challenge from Esteban Chaves and Michael Woods to claim his first stage victory of 2017 in a tough mountain top finish, and extending his overall lead after a week of racing.
Sunday August 27, 2017
Vuelta'17 Roadside: Another day at the Vuelta a España for our man in Spain; Al Hamilton was roadside on stage 8 for all the happening on the road to the crazy steep climb of the Xorret de Cati. From start to finish with a KOM on the route - PEZ Roadside.
Saturday August 26, 2017
Race report: French sensation Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) bounced back with a prestigious win on stage 8 of La Vuelta 2017, after repeated attacks on the steep climb to Xorret de Cati. Chris Froome (Team Sky) tightened his grip on the red jersey as Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) was the only one able to follow him in the final.