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The stage profile shows 3 climbs:

1.2km @ 5%;
0.4km @ 8%; and
0.5km @ 6.5%. 

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    Of course, if this turns out someday to be the industry standard integrated handlebar-computer-braking solution then I'll eat my kevlar-reinforced aerodynamic hat.

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    Here's Emma Pooley's offical statement on her 'return' to Road Cycling.

    https://twitter.com/PooleyEmma/status/677965498655629316

    I have very mixed feelings about Emma's return.  I'm happy and annoyed at the same time... :S
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    He shook his head sadly and told me that endemic drug use had compelled him to give up a promising career. "Even one small local race, prize was a salami, and I see doping!" - Tim Moore: Gironimo (Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy)

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    The 40 UCI reg teams for 2016

    Rank Team Nationality Kit Code Points
    1   WIGGLE HIGH5 *gb #wiggle #wiggle3390.5
    2   RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM *nl #rabofem #rabofem3120.5
    3   BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM *nl #boels #boels2929.92
    4   CANYON SRAM RACING *de #canyon #canyon2433
    5   CERVELO BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM *de #bigla #bigla1482.17
    6   ORICA - AIS *au #orica #orica1330.34
    7   HITEC PRODUCTS *no #hitec #hitec   1275.17
    8   CYLANCE PRO CYCLING *usa #cylance #cylance854
    9   TEAM TIBCO - SILICON VALLEY BANK *usa #tibco #tibco762.67
    10   TEAM LIV-PLANTUR *nl #plantur #plantur730
    11   UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CYCLING TEAM *usa #uhc #uhc688.33
    12   POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86 *fr #futuroscope #futuroscope578
    13   BTC CITY LJUBLJANA *si #btc #btc531
    14   BEPINK *it #bepink #bepink530.5
    15   ASTANA WOMEN'S TEAM *kz #astana #astana464
    16   ALE' CIPOLLINI *it #cipollini #cipollini457
    17   LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES *be #lotto #lotto454.67
    18   PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM *nl #parkhotel #parkhotel445.75
    19   LENSWORLD-ZANNATA *be #lensworld #lensworld405.5
    20   TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - ETIXX *be #topsportetixx #topsportetixx345
    21   SERVETTO FOOTON *it #servetto #servetto317
    22   INPA - BIANCHI *it #inpa #inpa305
    23   TWENTY16 - RIDEBIKER *usa #twenty16 #twenty16293
    24   BIZKAIA - DURANGO *es #bizkaia #bizkaia252.67
    25   RALLY CYCLING *usa    #rally #rally208
    26   S.C. MICHELA FANINI *it #michela #michela140
    27   LARES-WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM *be #lares #lares136
    28   CHINA CHONGMING-LIV-CHAMPION SYSTEM PRO CYCLING *cn #chongming #chomngming130
    29   XIRAYAS DE SAN LUIS *ar #xirayas #xirayas93
    30   AROMITALIA VAIANO *it #vaiano #vaiano89.5
    31   LOINTEK *es #lointek #lointek66
    32   WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER *ar #shimanoweber #shimanoweber   61
    33   HAGENS BERMAN /SUPERMINT PRO CYCLING TEAM *usa #supermint #supermint57
    34   COLAVITA/BIANCHI *usa #colavita #colavita34
    35   PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA *gb #podium #podium31
    36   VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING *usa #dallasdna #dallasdna23
    37   VITALOGIC ASTROKALB RADUNION NÖ *at #radunion #radunion14
    38   TEAM BMS BIRN *dk #bms #bms11
    39   TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO *it #topgirls #topgirls8
    40   DROPS CYCLING TEAM *gb #drops #drops0

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    I have to admit, I don't really understand the concept of sponsorship in sport  too well.  I quite often see quotes from various sponsors saying that they're very happy with the teams/races  and then pull out after what feels like a very short period of time. 

    I've frequently read about the excellent return on investment that cycling provides but it doesn't feel like that translates into many long term relationships.

    Is it just me, or does this seem like a very abrupt stop to their sponsoring of the event?

    I am really worried that they won't find a replacement.... :(
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    I have to admit, I don't really understand the concept of sponsorship in sport  too well.  I quite often see quotes from various sponsors saying that they're very happy with the teams/races  and then pull out after what feels like a very short period of time. 

    I've frequently read about the excellent return on investment that cycling provides but it doesn't feel like that translates into many long term relationships.

    Is it just me, or does this seem like a very abrupt stop to their sponsoring of the event?

    I am really worried that they won't find a replacement.... :(

    It did feel abrupt yes I will ask next week now the sponsor hunt it going 
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    https://twitter.com/Velorooms/status/689760076920389633

    https://twitter.com/_TOUGH_GIRL/status/689753585140236288

    There is a vicious circle but the one I see isn't quite the same as the one the author describes.

    I agree with this ...

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    Companies are justing ticking diversity and equality boxes, and don’t actually want to make real change.

    ... However, my viewpoint is different than the one which says it all boils down to businesses and media being run by a majority of men.

    I think there is some truth in that. I think there are a lot of lazy-minded men and I think men created the historical conditions required to cement the present situation. However, I don't think men are the cause of why things don't change in favour of women.

    I think it has more to do with the inherent conservatism of businesses of the size that can afford sports sponsorships. Those businesses think neither creatively nor morally, they only think about the bottom line.

    In a similar way, the media are not leaders but followers. Perhaps this has to do with the basic truth that the media are basically reactive to events rather than shaping them. Mostly they want to parrot ideas, not invent them, because creating things is hard work.

    I think money and parrots are largely blind to gender struggles. I don't think we can expect as much as the author would like from wary businesses and lazy media.

    What we can do is to regulate in favour of women's sport, share the funds generated by the sport as a whole and take an interest in women's sport as fans.

    And what may eventually happen will be entirely predictable: the media will react to, and the businesses attempt to cash in on, the trends we start ourselves.
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    There is a vicious circle but I don't think it is quite the same as the one the author describes.

    I agree with this ...

    ... However, I can't really agree with the reasoning that it all boils down to businesses and media being run by a majority of men.

    I think there is some truth in that. I think there are a lot of lazy-minded men and I think men created the historical conditions for the present situation. However, I don't think men are why things don't change in favour of women.

    I think it has more to do with the inherent conservatism of businesses of the size that can afford sports sponsorships. Those businesses think neither creatively nor morally, they only think about the bottom line.

    In a similar way, the media are not leaders but followers. Perhaps this has to do with the basic truth that the media are basically reactive to events rather than shaping them. Mostly they want to parrot ideas, not invent them, because creating things is hard work.

    I think money and parrots are largely blind to gender struggles. I don't think we can expect much from wary businesses and lazy media.

    What we can do is to regulate in favour of women's sport, share the funds generated by the sport as a whole and take an interest in women's sport as fans.

    And what may eventually happen will be entirely predictable: the media will react to, and the businesses attempt to cash in on, the trends we start ourselves.

    There was a lot of they are all men BS in there brought it up with the Author

    A lot of the issues is the strength of the riders to take what they should have in many ways, Female Tennis I forget how many years ago said look this is BS and worked hard to get better payment and then equal
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    https://twitter.com/ellacyclingtips/status/690064839616569344
    Wow, that's a novel idea! :cool
    Could work quite well in the women's peloton where - let's be honest - the differences in level between the best and the worst are quite large. If some lady who races locally purely for fun (or even doesn't race at all until now) finds out she could actually be competitive (as in, stay with the pack, fetch bottles and the like) in a 'pro' peloton, that might spark ambition into a lot of women's cyclists.
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    Wow, that's a novel idea! :cool
    Could work quite well in the women's peloton where - let's be honest - the differences in level between the best and the worst are quite large. If some lady who races locally purely for fun (or even doesn't race at all until now) finds out she could actually be competitive (as in, stay with the pack, fetch bottles and the like) in a 'pro' peloton, that might spark ambition into a lot of women's cyclists.

    a bit similar to here

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/meet-the-gran-turismo-player-now-driving-race-cars-for-real/1100-6419397/
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    a bit similar to here

    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/meet-the-gran-turismo-player-now-driving-race-cars-for-real/1100-6419397/
    Yeah. But anyone can drive a car. It just takes some recklessness to then turn that into race driving (at least in a computer game), and then a lot of practice. :P
    The same isn't quite as true for cycling.

    That said, #soigneur Mathias Skov-Jensen used to play ice hockey in his youth, then stopped and became something of a couch potato. After starting as a cyclo-tourist, he's lost 45 kg (down from 120!) and is now on a Continental team.
    http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/tabte-45-kg-i-dag-koerer-han-dm/5626276
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    Yeah. But anyone can drive a car. It just takes some recklessness to then turn that into race driving (at least in a computer game), and then a lot of practice. :P
    The same isn't quite as true for cycling.

    That said, #soigneur Mathias Skov-Jensen used to play ice hockey in his youth, then stopped and became something of a couch potato. After starting as a cyclo-tourist, he's lost 45 kg (down from 120!) and is now on a Continental team.
    http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/tabte-45-kg-i-dag-koerer-han-dm/5626276

    every high end rower in the world put them on the Watt bike and teams will come running, There is a lot more racing cars than what you suggest FWIW

    But the idea ie from living room to pro

    Gaimon is a similar story FWIW
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    There is a lot more racing cars than what you suggest FWIW
    I'm sure there is - there must be a reason so many F1 drivers ride their bikes for training (and are quite good at it), for one.
    I'm just not much of a 'car person', so that was my way of saying that. ;)

    every high end rower in the world put them on the Watt bike and teams will come running,
    Cameron Wurf, Chris Hoy ... I'm sure there are other examples.
    It would be great to have more people switching to cycling, be it from rowing or, like Sabliková, from speed skating.

    I've long yearned for *nl speed skater Sven Kramer to give cycling a real go. And as he's on the same set-up as the #jumbo team, wouldn't it be great publicity to give him a stagiaire contract (if it fits with his speed skating training) and test him in some autumn races? They could even give him a pro-forma pro contract and let him ride the ENECO Tour.
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    Hagiwara appears to have been outsprinted on home turf in her bid to double up on this week's Asian TT championship.
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    ROADS WHITE WOMEN ELITE: 23 FORMATIONS INVITED TO WOMEN'S FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON WorldTour



    Milan, 27 January 2016

    With departure and arrival in Siena, 5 March, the second edition of the Strade Bianche Women Elite will be the opening race of the UCI Women's WorldTour. Many world-class athletes have set its sights on this race.
    The winner of the last edition, the American Megan Guarnier, the British World Champion, Lizzie Armitstead, pluricampionessa the world, the French Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Dutch Anna van der Breggen are some of the athletes of international standing to contest Italian ones, led by Elisa Longo Borghini - third in the last edition - the victory in the Strade Bianche Women Elite. The first race of the UCI Women's WorldTour season - now in its second edition and organized by RCS Sport / The BBC - on Saturday March 5, is the first goal of the season for many champions of the pedal and see lined up at the start 23 formations composed of six athletes each. The teams selected, sorted according to international ranking, are:

    WIGGLE HIGH5 (GBR)
    RABOLIV WOMENCYCLINGTEAM (NED)
    BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM (NED)
    CANYON SRAM RACING (GER)
    CERVELO BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM (GER)
    ORICA - AIS (AUS)
    HITEC PRODUCTS (NOR)
    CYLANCE PRO CYCLING (USA)
    TEAM TIBCO - SILICON VALLEY BANK (USA)
    TEAM LIV-PLANTUR (NED)
    POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86 (FRA)
    BTC CITY LJUBLJANA (SLO)
    BEPINK (ITA)
    ASTANA WOMEN'S TEAM (KAZ)
    ALÈ CIPOLLINI (ITA)
    LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES (BEL)
    PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM (NED)
    LENSWORLD-ZANNATA (BEL)
    SERVETTO FOOTON (ITA)
    INPA - BIANCHI (ITA)
    S.C. MICHELA FANINI (ITA)
    AROMITALIA VAIANO (ITA)
    TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO (ITA)
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    With much of the news dominated by motorised doping, one story that might have been overlooked by some is the landmark decision by Belgian TV channel Sporza to televise the finale of this year's 2016 Women's Ronde van Vlaanderen.

    Combining with race organiser Flanders Classics, Sporza will show the last 35km both online and on television. The announcement follows a statement from parent company VRT confirming that its inaugural broadcast of the Women's CX Worlds on Saturday was seen by an audience of almost 657,000.

    http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.2561911 (NL)
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