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Tour of Turkey, Cookson undeterred after rocky 2016 race

Thu, 05 May 2016 21:18:00 +0000

UCI President Brian Cookson feels confident that the Tour of Turkey is a viable race and potentially a future stop on the WorldTour.

UCI's Brian Cookson reiterates support for race's WorldTour bid amid declining team support and increasing security risks.

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McCabe and Glaesser claim stage 2 at Gila

Thu, 05 May 2016 20:39:14 +0000

After finishing third and second in previous years, Travis McCabe wins stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

Travis McCabe sprints to victory in stage 2 as Lachlan Morton keeps the overall lead. Jasmin Glaesser wins from a late break.

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Hansen feels trapped by grand tour streak

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:41:29 +0000

Adam Hansen's (Lotto-Belisol) late-race heroics earned him a solo victory in the 2014 Vuelta's stage 19. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Australian marathon man Adam Hansen to start 14th straight grand tour, admits to feeling pressure to continue historic streak.

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Hesjedal mulls retirement and a final Giro

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:34:09 +0000

Ryder Hesjedal is coy about whether this year's Giro will be his last, but he's confident that he'll be an animator late in the race's hard mountain stages. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).

“I won this race,” Ryder Hesjedal reminded me a year ago in his slow, low voice. He stood with his back to the Matterhorn, deep into

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Giro-bound Kittel is the spring’s best sprinter

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:09:02 +0000

A happy, healthy Marcel Kittel is ready to return to grand tour racing with hopes to collect more sprint victories at the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Marcel Kittel is ready to return to grand tour racing after nearly a two-year absence, happy aboard his new, capable Etixx squad.

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Spectator saves the day for unlucky Gila racer

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:22:52 +0000

Zack Allison enjoyed a well-deserved drink after finishing Tour of the Gila stage 1 aboard a spectator's mountain bike. Photo: Jonathan Neve | @jkneve

Zack Allison finds himself with a broken bike, alone in Tour of the Gila stage 1, but a good Samaritan appears and saves his race.

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Dumoulin to focus on Giro time trials, not GC

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:22:11 +0000

Tom Dumoulin wants to wear pink after Friday's opening time trial at the Giro. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Tom Dumoulin is targeting the pink jersey in the Giro d'Italia's opening time trial, and he's looking at the two other TTs as well.

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Unlucky: Cancellara falls ill before Giro opener

Thu, 05 May 2016 12:46:56 +0000

Fabian Cancellara's goal was to win the Giro's opening time trial and wear the pink jersey. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Fabian Cancellara was targeting Friday's stage 1 time trial, but a fever may derail his chances of wearing the pink jersey.

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Abbott, Morton win Tour of the Gila opener

Wed, 04 May 2016 19:05:21 +0000

Mara Abbott rode away from the women's peloton on the lower slopes of the Mogollon climb.
Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

Defending champion Mara Abbott wins stage 1 of the Tour of the Gila, and Lachlan Morton claims his first career win at the race.

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Race Preview: What to expect from the Giro d’Italia

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:43:42 +0000

This year's Giro offers a balanced route, an outright favorite in Nibali, and a host of sprinters, such as Greipel, Kittel, and Ewan.

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