Amstel Gold Race 2016 Preview

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“Ardennes Week” gets underway this Sunday in the Netherlands (not actually in the Belgian Ardennes) at the Amstel Gold Race. The peloton’s punchier stars will have a shot at classics glory on a profile chock-full of short but steep climbs. The Route 258 kilometers in total, the Amstel Gold Race Read More →

Milano-Sanremo 2016 Preview

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The 107th edition of Milano-Sanremo gets underway Saturday. 291 kilometers of racing through north-western Italy, the event is a classic in every sense of the word, but unique among the classics in its appeal to sprinters and hardmen alike. The Route This year’s Milano-Sanremo route sticks to the recent formula: Read More →

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2015 Preview

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As the Vuelta rages on, another contingent of the WorldTour peloton is in North America for the Grands Prix Cyclistes of Québec and Montréal. The startlists in the Canadian GPs are always excellent, but the rosters are particularly impressive this year thanks to the presence of Worlds in Richmond, Virginia, Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 7 Preview

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Stage 7: Grosseto › Fiuggi – 264km Prior to the start, Stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia did not look like it was going to create many headlines, but a compelling first week of this race took another twist when Alberto Contador hit the deck hard in the finishing sprint as Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 4 Preview

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Stage 4: Chiavari › La Spezia – 150km Michael Matthews took Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, and he should like the looks of Stage 4 as well. The route contains only three officially categorized climbs, but a fair bit of up and down, and the final climb is crested 10 kilometers Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 3 Preview

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Stage 3: Rapallo › Sestri Levante – 136km With Elia Viviani’s Stage 2 victory kicking off the road racing proper in this Giro d’Italia, the peloton will take on a short but intriguing third stage. Officially, the route only contains two categorized climbs (an early Cat 3. and a later Read More →