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Amstel Gold Race

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49th Amstel Gold Race

The strongmen have had their say on the bergs of Flanders and pave of France, yet now is the climbers and hilly specialists time to shine. 
But the rouleurs will press them hard, desperate to make amends for disappointing cobbled campaigns or possibly looking to take advantage of their rich form.  The fast...

Giro del Trentino

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Giro del Trentino - 22nd to 25th April

Welcome to ITALY ... a nice little warm up race before the Giro ... and we have a little bit of climbing to be done in the Trento region my friends. While there is not actually an uphill TTT, the other stages are not for the sprinters. 

Stage 1 - Riva Del Garda - Arco (TTT) - 1...

Youth CQ Game 2014

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Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
Welcome to the second annual Youth CQ Ranking Manager Game, and the first to also appear on Cycling News forum.  This game allows you to showcase your knowledge of upcoming youngsters, and hopefully take a gamble on a couple of really young riders.

With the success of Hugo's original game I have found myself much more interested...

10 Points on Flanders '14

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I'll try the standard '10 things' list that websites like so much.

1. Cancellara needs no tactical advice
Cancellara is a powerhouse who can ride away from almost anyone at will. That has made him one of the top riders of this generation. His accelleration on the Kwaremont was a great example of that. So many top riders were there, yet all but one failed to follow Spartacus: Sagan, a top form Terpstra, Stybar, Boonen, Kristoff.. Only Vanmarcke had the strength Cancellara ...

UCI Road Map For Cycling

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The UCI has now confirmed its plan for reshaping (And re-invigorating) the World Tour structure and teams. Originally planned for 2020 they now have brought this plan forward to 2018.


1. Organisation of the calendar
• The season runs from February through October
• Over all weekends and in particular on all Sundays
• No overlap between events
• No competition amongst first and second division events
• 6 weeks of unint...

The American "Wheelmen"

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Wandering the web yesterday evening, and more specifically the Open Library I came across publications by the "American League of Wheelmen", the first American Cycle Touring group, that started in the late 1800's and still survives today to some extent, as the League of American Cyclists. They also acted as the governing body for Cycling in America till the turn of the 20th century.

Throught the late 1800's they were th...

Classic Conclusions 2014

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I am sure people will write up some very nice reviews, here are some random thoughts as they come..

It was a very strange race but no one seemed to want to apply the hurt and break it up. Boonen went for it, but he wasn't the Boonen of old and OPQS weren't ready to put all their eggs in one basket. Cancellara didn't have the necessary firepower and Sagan rode a superb race all factors considered but didn't have the extra ounce of strength to destroy the field.


Favourite Cobbled Classic?

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Potentially, we should do this after all the classics have been wrapped up.

However, I thoroughly enjoyed the cobbled season and have a number of favourite moments to look back on. I missed Stannard's win in Omloop but that was a great moment. The Shenanigans of today were fun, whilst Greg Van Avermaet's audacious attacking at Flanders made the race for me...

So which race was people's favourite?

Whats new

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Update 4th April
Today we finally launch our new look homepage. The basic structure stays the same but we now can feature our top topics and articles in an easy to view format. Colour coded and categorised by Races, Discussion, News as well as site news, Archive articles and Games. Creating a welcoming homepage to regular visitors as well as new members and guests.

Welcome to the new look Velorooms. While the look may appear drastic at first, the site is largely the same b...

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