2017 Teams and Licences

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The UCI's system of dates for announcing rider contracts and team licences has remained resolute over the last few years in the face of it being totally ignored by almost everybody. In fact, the "silly season" of rumours, half-confirmations and CyclingNews "exclusives" seems to start earlier every year.

And this year it seems to be somehow sillier, as well!

Big name rider retirements freeing up budgets, Uncle Oleg putting us out of our misery and himself out to pasture, rum...


Who will win the Giro

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The Fight for Pink   


Well spring is over for another year - and what a spring it was.  The cobbles delivered this year ... in a way they havent for a few years now.  Can the giro live up to its oft-voted 'Best Grand Tour' reputation?

The Route is set, the field is set, the weather has been ... we...



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For some, it's only a dirt track. For us, it's the gate of hell.

Paris-Roubaix 2016

The season's last big test across the cobbles is just around the corner. Unfortunately, any rider with anything left in their legs after a brutal early season calendar will turn that corner to find 257.5km, of which 52.8km form t...


Giro d´Italia Big Preview

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The Giro was first held in 1909, organised by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. That first edition was started by 127 riders, 49 of whom finished. Of those 49 the fastest was Luig


The 'new' World Ranking

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Ever so stealthily, the UCI announced the introduction of a new ranking system for 2016 - on Christmas Eve:
Launch of a new UCI World Ranking
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce the launch of a new UCI World Ranking (for men’s professional road cycling, reflecting a similar ranking in place already for women’s professional road cycling).
The UCI World Ranking – individu

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