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Coach's Corner
DS, LOTTO SOUDAL U23 He’s a climber, but he’s also pretty explosive. When it’s a finish on top of a climb with a small group, he can sprint. It was difficult to know at the restart which rider was on which level because of the long break; it was diff
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Brabantse Pijl
Brabantse Pijl is my local race - I was born and grew up in Leuven, so I feel a personal connection with the race, and it’s a unique one for me to shoot. It makes it more relaxing when you can go to your own local cafe for a coffee before the race! T
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The Numbers
We might have been missing Paris-Roubaix in 2020, but which team performed best across the monuments? Jumbo-Visma have had a storming season, winning San Remo and Liége and coming second in Lombardia and Flanders - the latter which came down to a bik
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Objects Of Desire
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WOUT VAN AERT Giro d’Italia / Review of the year / Vuelta a España ON SALE 8.12.20 ■
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Travis Mccabe
I think my first year on the WorldTour has gone okay. I know that the team is happy with me, and they’ve liked what they’ve seen so far. Unfortunately, I’ve not done a tonne of races. For me personally, it’s definitely been a bit of an awakening. Wha
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All POWER To Him
During the 18th century, it was popular for young men to travel across Europe in search of art and culture, visiting countries like Italy and Germany. This adventure was known as a Grand Tour, but the resemblance between modern three-week stage races
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Editor Edward Pickering Deputy Editor Sophie Hurcom Senior Designer Mariëlle Scholten Staff Writer Adam Becket Simon Barnes, William Fotheringham, Heidi Franz, Roger Kluge, James Knox, Dan Martin, Thomas Olsthoorn, Owen
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Dan Martin
As soon as the new calendar was drawn up, we set out our plan: aim for a stage win at the Tour de France but keep the GC at the Vuelta a España in the back of my mind. The number of race days was ambitious, the time away from home daunting, but it wa
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Sam Bewley Team Spirit
Initially I wasn’t on the Tour team. The plan this year was always the Giro d’Italia. And then the pandemic hit. The whole world flipped upside down. When we got back outside again and started training I was still preparing for the Giro, and then pro
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Laurens Ten Dam
Usually I’m a pretty normal, laid back dad. But at 5pm on September 19, I was screaming at the television, sitting right up against it, while my kids looked at me like I was an alien. What was happening? Fan favourite Tadej Pogacar took the Tour vict
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Dan’s Cycling Hacks
11 Core training. Sit-ups. Plank. All that stuff we are supposed to do but are mostly really quite lazy about and don’t. I met an osteopath last week who asked me, ‘What is your strongest core muscle?’ The look of surprise on his face when I took an
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Engineering Victory
Modern cycling is an engineers’ sport. Fans and journalists wax lyrical about the aesthetic qualities, existential depth and romance of cycling, especially when it comes to long breaks in the mountains, but to be really good at it takes an analyst’s
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Heidi Franz
The eve of Ronde van Vlaanderen might as well be Christmas Eve. I rolled out for my final pre-race openers of the year into Oudenaarde, and you could sense the anticipation all around. The morning fog hadn’t cleared and there was a cold bite to the h
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Death In The Afternoon
The final sprint at the 2020 Scheldeprijs was not untypical: a hectic build-up, an illustrious winner in Caleb Ewan, and, as has been the case in this event before, a crash. What was atypical was the reaction of German rider Rüdiger Selig to that cra
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Roger Kluge
We finished the season with a classics campaign, which wasn’t normal. Usually we have the classics and everything like the Giro and Tour comes after. During the campaign it wasn’t that strange, it was only when we had finished and were going home tha
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When The Stars Don’t Align
The now defunct magazine Cycle Sport devoted in 1996 an entire issue to a Robert Millar retirement special, guest edited by the great climber, who now has a new identity as Philippa York. York wrote profiles of all the teams for whom she had raced: P
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James Knox
The season has continued, but it’s closer to November now than October and with autumn well and truly set in, which is strange. It has been another busy period, and with no time at all at home since my last diary entry, it has been all go. I raced th
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Anna Van Der Breggen On The Double
Around the Cauberg, in the south of Limburg, it’s a quiet, grey Thursday afternoon and that feels a little strange. There should have been a hive of activity at the most famous cycling climb in the Netherlands. In the revised race calendar, the Amste
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EDITOR Well, I survived October with my sanity intact after what has to have been the most intensive month of racing ever. In the space of just a few weeks we watched all the Belgian classics plus the Giro and the start of the Vuelta, and all that of
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Van Der Breggen’s Best Career Victories
Signs her first professional contract with the Belgian Sengers Ladies team and wins five races including the GC and two stages at the Tour de Bretagne Féminin. Finishes fifth in her first Worlds RR. Focusses on finishing her nursing degree, but still
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A Two-up Break In The ‘Sprinters’ Classic’
During the siege of Paris by the Prussian army in 1870, Léon Gambetta, the minister for the interior, attempted to escape the city in a hot air balloon with the aim of moving the government out of the capital city and into Tours. The connection betwe
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27 SEPTEMBER 2020 After the storm comes a rainbow, so Julian Alaphilippe learns as he rides away from the grey skies that have gathered over Imola towards a rainbow jersey waiting for him at the finish line. On a rare bit of flat road on the otherwis
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Cycling’s Grand Slammers
When Anna van der Breggen won the road race at the World Championships in Imola, two days after winning the individual time trial title, she became only the second rider ever, male or female, to win both road rainbow jerseys in the same year, matchin
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Heritage Classic
Paris-Tours used to be one of the biggest one-day races of the season and arguably the most prestigious behind what are now described as the five monuments and the World Championships. The winners’ list is an illustrious one: Rik Van Looy, Joop Zoete
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Jumbo Investment In Women’s Cycling
In 2021, eight teams in the women’s peloton will have a namesake in the men’s WorldTour, with the launch of the new Jumbo-Visma women’s team the latest in a growing line of sponsors that house both men’s and women’s squads. In October, the Dutch team
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Caribbean pioneer
Teniel Campbell endured nine weeks in complete isolation inside her home during the covid-19 crisis before things started to unravel. She moved to Bottanuco, on the edge of Bergamo, Italy, last December in what was supposed to be the start of her new
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