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TDU 2017 dates announced

NEXT year’s Santos Tour Down Under will be held from January 14-22 and again include a top-level women’s race before the men’s WorldTour peloton opens the international season.

Pressure’s heavy but Richie’s not feeling a bit

AFTER leaving the shadow of professional cycling’s biggest names, the moment Richie Porte has been working towards his entire career arrives next week when he leads BMC in the Tour de France.

Aussie Meyer quits WorldTour team

TOUR Down Under winner and multiple track world champion Cameron Meyer has quit cycling’s WorldTour team Dimension Data immediately.

The Coffee Ride #110, with Reece Homfray

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Orica cuts ties with GreenEDGE pro-cycling team

AUSTRALIAN professional cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE has 12 months to find a new major sponsor to ensure its future in the WorldTour peloton beyond 2017.

Taking a turn for the worse

GRITTY Aussie cyclist Sarah Hammond is currently doing herself and our country proud, taking on — and beating, for the most part — one of the most draining cycling events on the planet: the 7,080km, completely unsupported, Trans Am Bike Race from one side of America to the other.

The Coffee Ride #109, with Reece Homfray

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Fan favourite Chaves tipped for local tours

AUSTRALIAN cycling’s honorary hero Esteban Chaves - who is set to be a gallant runner-up at the Giro d’Italia - will race in the country that has enthusiastically adopted him next summer.

Little kangaroo bounds into Aussie hearts

ESTEBAN Chaves was close to tears before he started the most important bike race of his career - and smiling broadly after he failed to complete his mission to win the Giro d’Italia.

Video: Giro leader’s spectacular snow crash

COLOMBIAN rider Esteban Chaves of Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE has taken the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent on the 19th stage on Friday.

Is this BMX champ staring at a third world title?

BMX star Sam Willoughby says he is not superstitious but there’s a pattern emerging involving him and world championships which he hopes to continue in Colombia this week.

Aussie team on track for Giro podium

OPTIMISM is soaring around Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE after their man Esteban Chaves rose to second in the Giro d’Italia overall standings.

Podium then plane for OGE young gun

YOUNG sprinter Caleb Ewan has signed off on his second major tour, the Giro d’Italia, after just failing to notch his second win at road cycling’s elite level.

The Coffee Ride #106, with Reece Homfray

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Short and sweet: Updates on women in spur

IT was a big week for women on bikes and women on the basketball court.

Bobridge, Ewan lead big Aussie Giro charge

AUSTRALIA will unleash one of its strongest assaults on the Giro d’Italia when a dozen of the nation’s finest cyclists tackle the first of the year’s three grand tours.

UCI to test thousands of bikes for motors

THE International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

OGE have man to win grand tours

ORICA-GreenEDGE will aim for overall honours at grand tour level for the first time this week when it tackles the Giro d’Italia with Colombian Esteban Chaves as team leader.

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