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Woods, Slagter to lead Cannondale-Drapac at Santos Tour Down Under
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Woods, Slagter to lead Cannondale-Drapac at Santos Tour Down Under

The peloton will return to WorldTour racing on Jan. 17 in Adelaide, Australia, for the Santos Tour Down Under.

The race comes at the height of Australian summer and offers little in the way of a smooth transition to racing to those who ride well at TDU have to arrive in absolute form.

To this end, Cannondale-Drapac is sending a motivated squad Down Under.

 
Top 10 Toughest Gravel Grinders Out West
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Top 10 Toughest Gravel Grinders Out West

Whats the toughest challenge in cycling? For weekend riders looking to test their mettle, it just may be Gravel Grinding.

Gravel Grinding is an emerging style of cycling that's done on paved, unpaved, backcountry roads covered in crushed limestone, granite, flint, or whatever rock happens to be around. Imagine pedalling over jagged marbles, or if it rains, through chunky peanut butter. In some places, gravel roads are like rutted, bone-jarring washboards.

Here's our guide to the toughest events on the West Coast of the U.S.A., that have announced 2017 dates.

 
Stephen Hyde wins U.S. Cyclo-Cross Championship
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Stephen Hyde wins U.S. Cyclo-Cross Championship

Stephen Hyde pulled on the Stars and Stripes jersey after winning on the Frozen and Muddy course in Hartford, Connecticut.

Hyde dramatically lost his rear derailleur before the last bend and had to run to the finish, with Driscoll chasing.

This year saw one of the toughest courses, after 8 inches of snow fell overnight.

There were several crashes, especially on Bonk Breaker hill which was either ice or mud. 

 
VIDEO: Tribute to World Champion Peter Sagan
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VIDEO: Tribute to World Champion Peter Sagan

Following his win at the 2016 UCI World Road Race Championships, Sagan will wear the Rainbow Jersey for the duration of the 2017 season for a second consecutive year.

Sagan is considered one of cycling's greatest talents, having earned many prestigious victories including two World Championships. He has won a number of Classics.

He was also the winner of the points classification in the Tour de France. A special video tribute and recap of his wins.

 
VIDEO: Superstar Rapper Gucci Mane is a Cyclist
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Superstar Rapper Gucci Mane is a Cyclist now

The 36-year-old rap superstar famously battled with weed and sizzurp before he went to prison.

Now that he's out, he's vowed to stay clean.

He'sditched the drugs, and now Gucci Mane has a completely new lifestyle.

Which includes cycling.

He doesn't look half bad in Lycra.

 

 
Chris Froome suggests WADA clean up TUE's
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Chris Froome suggests WADA cleans up TUEs

Three-time winner of the Tour de France champion Chris Froome, suggests that the authorities should review the application process for Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

The Team Sky rider, who has admitted to receiving TUEs twice during his career, rejected medical help during the last week of his 2015 Tour de France ride on Moral grounds.

According to UK daily newspapers, Froome refused to reply if felt confident in Brailsford’s explanation regarding the Wiggins package.

 
Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Cyclists
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Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Cyclists

Happy New Year to all our visitors and subscribers.

The calendar has ticked over to the New Year and the focus on the coming season takes on a sense of urgency.

Kickstart your season with our Top 10 Tips to get your motivation moving.

 

 
Sneak Peak at Trek Segafredo's new Sportful Pro BodyKit
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Sneak Peak at Trek Segafredos new Sportful Pro BodyKit

For 2017, Trek Segafredo will be donning the hi-viz yellow safety and black with white pinstripes,  in the hope to stand out in the peloton.

Helmets will remain Bontrager, but kit will be supplied by Sportful.

Here is a sneak peak of what we will see this season. 

 
Sagan Reveals BORA– hansgrohe Rainbow Jersey
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Sagan Reveals BORA– hansgrohe Rainbow Jersey

Despite having revealed their new team jersey towards the end of 2016, Peter Sagan has had to wait show off his new Bora-Hansgrohe world champion’s kit.

The team also reveals three national Champions jerseys of Rafal Majka (Pol), José Mendes (Por) and Juraj Sagan (Svk).

Bora will make their WorldTour debut at this month’s Tour Down Under with Sagan, who began his professional career at the Australian stage race in 2010.

 
VIDEO: Jen Voigt raises over $26,000 riding through the night Everesting for Charity
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VIDEO: Jen Voigt rides through the night Everesting for Charity

The affable and ever popular Ex-Pro, Jens Voigt battled through ice, snow, hail and wild boar to raise over 25,000 Euros for cancer research organisation Tour De Cure Australia.

The retired Tour de France stage winner and former UCI Hour Record holder, Jen Voigt has been riding up and down the famous "Teufelsberg" which loosely translates to "Devils Mountain" in Berlin's Gruenwald forest, his home-mountain which features about 90m of elevation.

He started yesterday afternoon and finished climbing the "Teufelsberg" after 100 ascents in 27 hours, which is the accumulated vertical elevation of the worlds highest mountain, Everest which is 29,029 feet or 8,848 metres.