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Annemiek van Vleuten retains La Course title after thrilling finish The Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten pipped her compatriot Anna van der Breggen by 1sec in a thrilling finale to retain the La Course title.
La Course 2018: Annemiek van Vleuten catches Anna van der Breggen in final metres to claim thrilling victory Annemiek van Vleuten retained her La Course title as she overhauled Anna van der Breggen in a thrilling finish.
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Tour de France 2018: stage 10 takes race into the Alps – live! Rolling report: Updates and reaction as Le Tour enters the Alps. Join John Ashdown for the action.
Tour Tech 2018: Vincenzo Nibali's superlight Merida Reacto KOM + video This is the Merida Reacto KOM that Bahrain-Merida's Vincenzo Nibali is racing on in this year's Tour de France. We had the chance to check it out prior to the Grand Depart, although at that stage Merida hadn't released details of Nibali's special build.
Video: Cyclist falls into gap as bridge opens to let boat through Video from the United States shows the moment a cyclist who ignored warning signs as a bridge was opened to let a boat through fell into the gap between the roadway and the leaf of the bridge bring raised.
Van Vleuten Wins La Course in One of Most Dramatic Finishes of the Cycling Season - Total Women's Cycling Last year the race was a two-day event, and the organisers have faced criticism for failing to continue to grow it since it first started in 2014, and if this year's edition was anything, it was a hell of an advert for both women's cycling, and for turning La Course into the women's Tour many want.
Barguil: The plan is to deliberately lose time at Tour de France Warren Barguil, the 2017 King of the Mountains at the Tour de France, has an unusual plan for the first mountain stages: "From Tuesday I will deliberately lose time." The Fortuneo-Samsic rider is currently 18th overall, 2:37 behind yellow jersey Greg Van Avermaet, and within roughly a minute of the top GC candidates.
La Course 2018: Annemiek van Vleuten beats Anna van der Breggen in dramatic finish Last year's winner Annemiek van Vleuten overhauls compatriot Anna van der Breggen late on to win La Course 2018.
Tour de France 2018, stage 10 – live updates as Chris Froome enters the Alps Here are some lovely photographs for you to look at before today's stage gets under way.
Annemiek van Vleuten takes dramatic late victory over Anna van der Breggen at La Course 2018 With 20km left, Mavi García attacked the peloton - giving way to a counter from Anna van der Breggen - with La Course's defending champion Annemiek van Vleuten and Moolman-Pasio on her wheel. Uttrup's gap had sunk to 55s with 19km left, whilst Van der Breggen, Van Vleuten and Moolman-Pasio caught Brand with 18km remaining.
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La Course 2018: action from the Alps – live! Rolling report: Who will conquer the Colombière and La Course? Find out with John Ashdown.
The Giro Rosa and why it risks becoming irrelevant If not the Giro Rosa risks irrelevance.
Five things to look out for in the second week of the Tour de France Sunday's incident-packed stage nine might not have produced the expected substantial time gaps, with the majority of GC contenders all finishing together in the same group, but the impact of its many crashes may well shape how the second week of the Tour unfolds.
Marcel Kittel: 'I'm not putting a big question mark over my future with Katusha' It feels great to have you behind me especially in times when I hear critics from people where I wouldn't expect it…" Asked if he was referring directly to Konyshev, Kittel told Cycling Weekly: "I think it's fair to say that was a very surprising criticism.
Degenkolb: I needed two or three secretaries to manage all the congratulations "I would need two or three secretaries to manage all this but I still have about 150 unread messages. It's unbelievable. You try and call with your family and your friends and you enjoy the moment with them and of course we shared the moment as a team.
Altura NV2 Bib Shorts There's much to like in Altura's range-topping bib shorts, but saddle-sufferers may want a denser pad. Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product? From Altura:. Altura Darkproof technology offers superior retroreflectivity. NV360° performance offers 360 degree reflectivity for maximum dark light visibility.
Toolbox: Heat Adaptation Hacks - PezCycling News Earlier this month, I was an invited speaker at the Science and Cycling conference in Nantes, France, just prior to the start of Le Tour. Appropriately for the sweltering summer weather, I spoke about how heat affects exercise capacity, and our current knowledge about how to adapt to hot weather.
17 of the best £2,000 to £3,000 2018 road bikes In this updated version of our guide to £2,000-£3,000 road bikes, we've added the blisteringly fast Giant Propel Advanced Disc and the super-versatile Orro Terra C 105 Hydro. More about road.cc buyer's guides. Two grand is clearly a lot of money to spend on a bike but it can get you a very good, well-equipped machine.
Tour de France: I'm right where I wanted to be, says Nibali Bahrain-Merida leader Vincenzo Nibali is ready for three tough days in the mountains, and says he's right where he wants to be with nine days of racing at the 2018 Tour de France ticked off.
Injuries force Keukeleire out of Tour de France While Porte was said to have crashed after just 10 kilometres, Lotto Soudal stated that Keukeleire had crashed "after only 15 kilometres of racing". Either way, it was early on the stage, and well ahead of the day's first sector of cobbles, which came just under 50 kilometres into the 156.5km stage.
Richie Porte looks to Vuelta and Worlds after untimely Tour de France exit For the second year running, Richie Porte didn't get to enjoy the first rest day of the Tour de France with his BMC teammates. Instead, for the second year running, he spent the day coming to terms with a frustrating, painful and premature end to his Tour campaign.
Richie Porte: I think the Vuelta is probably a realistic goal "But the good thing is that I haven't done anything to my legs, so I'll be able to get on the bike within the next week, at least, and turn the legs over on a home trainer.
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