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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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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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Law and Carver surprise with impressive win

BUDDING Australian cyclists Scott Law and Alex Carver, impressed and surprised to claim the under 23 six day event in Gent, Belgium. Law and Carver were one of the youngest teams to contest the Memorial Noel Fore Carver, who just turned 18 on November 25, was one half of the junior World Champion team in […]

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Cycling takes a massive hit

OLYMPICS events such as cycling has taken a massive hit this week. Australia’s cycling bosses have condemned the changes and have already informed its aspiring medallists for bad news come the 2012 London Olympics – particularly the male athletes. National cycling head Shayne Bannan said he expected the individual pursuits, points raes and men’s madision […]

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Meares leads Australia to dominate World Cup leg

AUSTRALIA’S Anna Meares took out a golden double as Australia finished the top nation at the UCI Melbourne track cycling World Cup leg on Saturday. Meares won the keirin and 500m time trial gold medals with her proud country Australia completing the three-day event winning eight of the 17 events at their home leg. Meares came from behind with two laps left […]

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Ginn shows his true versatility

TRIPLE Olympic rowing champion Drew Ginn took out the men’s 40km trial on Friday at the Oceania championships in Southland, New Zealand, his first major success in the sport. Fellow Australian Michael Matthew won the under-23 time trial and compatriot Alexis Rhodes took out the women’s event. But from champion rower to cyclist, Ginn, from Victoria, […]

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Geelong gem named in top line-up

LEIGH Howard, one of Australia’s most promising young cyclists, has been named in the Australian squad for the Manchester Track World Cup. Howard is Geelong’s latest gun cyclist with many predicting his career is ready to soar. He joins Kaarle McCullock who was a Team Jayco Rider, joining fellow rider Shane Perkins.   Australian rosters […]

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Albert Wins Second Straight World Cup Win

Reigning world champion Niels Albert took out his second straight World Cup win, with victory in the Chech Republic city of Plzen over the weekend. But it wasn’t easy pickings for the Belgium rider (more…)

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Gilbert Wins Paris-Tours

The recent success for the Silent Lotto cycling team continued on the weekend with Philippe Gilbert claiming his second consecutive Paris-Tours crown. (more…)

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