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Missed opportunity for Perkins

AUSTRALIA’S Shane Perkins failed to get past Frenchman Gregory Bauge in the men’s sprint at the UCI Track World Championships where Bauge claimed gold. The 25-year-old Frenchman took two confident wins over Perkins in the final, and said afterwards that he was both elated and relieved. “I’m very happy. This year, all the main riders were [...]

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McEwen earns breakthrough win

AUSTRALIA’S cycling great Robbie McEwen has posted a breakthrough win since a race accident last year almost prematurely ended his career.  The 37-year-old took out the Trofeo Palma, race one of the Challenge Majorca series in Spain. McEwen launched his sprint with 300m left and beat Spaniards Koldo Fernandez and former world champion Oscar Freire. The [...]

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Torckler wins Tour of Wellington

CARDNO Team’s Michael Torckler took out the Tour of Wellington after the final stage was cancelled and not counted towards the general classification. Torckler held onto a five second lead over Drapac Porsche’s Lachlan Norris and South Africa’s Jay Thompson (Fly V Australia). Results # Rider Name (Country) Team Result 1 Jack Bauer (NZl) Trust House [...]

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Greipel takes out Tour Down Under title

ANDRE Greipel took out the Tour Down Under, becoming only the second rider to win the Tour Down Under twice. The 27-year-old German crushed the competition in the opening two stages before using his prowess along with his team to defend that lead.  Australian Allan Peiper was there to enjoy the victory. “We came here and [...]

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Young gun Meyer on the rise

YOUNG gun Travis Meyer was a runaway winner of the Elite Mens Road Race at the Scody Australian Open Road Championships in Ballarat last week. The 20 year old held a 31 second margin over David Kemp after a first lap breakaway of 10 riders. He was purely dominant but surprised after the win. “My [...]

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Kemps takes a present with him to the US

AARON Kemps was a surprise winner of the criterium champions jersey at the Scody Australian Open Road Championships last week. Kemps, who represents Fly V Australia, will wear the jersey while competing in the US this year. “I am very happy with this win and very thankful for Fly V, a new team for me [...]

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Kiwi bolts to take out Tassie comp

New Zealand rider Simon Van Velthooven was the surprise bolter to take out this years men’s wheel race at the Launceston Cycling Carnival. Tasmanian Ben Grenda was second and New South Wales rider Mitchell Bulleen finished third in Monday night’s race. Van Velthooven, 21, told the ABC he was surprised of the win by the [...]

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Valverde adds to Tour Down Under list

SPANISH cycling sensation Caisse d’Epargne’s Alejandro Valverde will ride the Santos Tour Down Under in Australia in January. In a massive coup for Australian cycling fans, Valverde’s appearance is in addition to the return of Lance Armstrong and world champion Cadel Evans. Race director Mike Turtur said: “Caisse d’Epargne is bringing an impressively strong team [...]

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Strong line-up for Launceston International Classic

THERE is expected to be a strong contigent taking part in this weekend’s Launceston International Classic despite the withdrawal of Stuart O’Grady. Those taking part in the popular evening criterium include world Under 23 time trial champion and future Garmin pro Jack Bobridge, former Tour de France green jersey winner Baden Cooke, Rabobank sprinter Graeme Brown, [...]

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Armstrong set to make new airwaves

LANCE Armstrong is set to create history again with Team RadioShack and has been given a significant boost with key additions, Tour de France stage winners Yaroslav Popovych and Gert Steegmans. Armstrong’s Team RadioShack makes its worldwide debut at Australia’s Tour Down Under, organisers said on Thursday. Seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong is returning for a second [...]

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