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Caleb Ewan Wins a Hot First Stage
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Riders Battle Heat as Caleb Ewan Wins Stage 1

Stage shortened after temperatures exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Road Race season started in blazing temperatures down under. Orica Scott favourite Caleb Ewan won stage 1 of the UCI WorldTour in Lyndoch, Australia on Tuesday. Organizers cut the stage short after temperatures reached 103 degrees fahrenheit.

The small Aussie pipped Team Sky's Danny Van Poppel to the line, with Bora – Hansgrohe’s new sprinting ace Sam Bennett third.

 
Cylance Pro Cycling Goes 1-2 in Adelaide
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Cylance Pro Cycling Goes 1-2 in Adelaide

Kirsten Wild wins stage 2 of Santos Women’s Tour, Rachele Barbieri places second.

The 2017 Santos Women’s Tour in Australia once again played host to the season premiere of Cylance Pro Cycling. Going into the four-stage race the team circled stage two as the day we could put everything we worked on in training camp together and put a Cylance Pro Cycling Rider on the top step of the podium.

Stage 3 of the Santos Women’s Tour is the final real opportunity to upset the general classification, where Kirsten Wild currently sits in third place, 50” behind race leader Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott).

 
Rouge Roubaix – The Deep South’s Most Unique Race
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Rouge Roubaix – The Deep Souths Most Unique Race

For riders who like both Road and Gravel, the course of the Rouge Roubaix in Louisiana, is one of the best in America.

Rouge Roubaix is on par with the likes of California's Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride in terms of its unique and challenging course. Sunday’s Road Race is an opportunity for riders to battle it out for cash prizes, custom trophies, category champion's jerseys and most importantly -Rouge Roubaix Glory!

Saturday's fast growing Gran Fondo, is a great opportunity for first timers or non-racers to tackle the race course with no time limits and fully supported stops and mechanical support from Mavic. This race is a classic test of man and his machine vs. the terrain and elements.

Registration is now open!

 
Strong Showing for BORA - hangorhe Down Under
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Strong Showing for BORA - hangorhe Down Under

BORA - hansgrohe take second and third in Tour Down Under opening criterium.

The Tour Down Under started today with a criterium to whet both the riders’ and fans’ appetites for a hard week of racing in Australia.

The race proper starts on Tuesday, where riders will take on an undulating 145km route, starting with a punishing climb up Humbug Scrub, before tackling a tough final circuit ridden three times ahead of the downhill final run into the finish in Lyndoch.

 
VIDEO: Caleb Ewan wins opening Tour Down under Criterium
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VIDEO: Caleb Ewan wins opening Tour Down under Criterium

ORICA-SCOTT's Caleb Ewan went head-to-head with Peter Sagan as the People's Choice Classic wound up to the finish line at the Santos Tour Down Under.

The little Aussie wasn't worried one bit by the world champion's presence.

In the final sprint Sagan latched onto Ewan's wheel, but faded just before the line and his team mate Sam Bennett came 2nd.

 

 
Trek-Segafredo announce partnership with Sportful
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Trek-Segafredo announce partnership with Sportful

Trek-Segafredo is delighted to present their new race kit for the 2017 season.

The new kit, marked by a significant color change from white to red, was simultaneously presented at a Trek Bikes shop in Adelaide and at the team’s training camp in Mallorca this Friday. It will be used for racing throughout the year, thus completing the high visibility training outfit the team started wearing on January 1, 2017.

The official launch of the 2017 race kit also marks the start of a new 3-year clothing partnership with Sportful.

 
BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Teams debut at the Santos Tour Down Under
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BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Teams debut at the Santos Tour Down Under

Everything is prepared for the official debut of BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team on the Australian roads.

On Sunday 15th, on the People's Choice Classic, 50 km Criterium on the streets of Adelaide, in front of a usually big audience, the BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team, led by Philippe Mauduit will begin its story in the world of pro cycling.

On Tuesday 17th, two days after this opening part, the 19th Santos Tour Down Under will kick off. A race, often marked with tough conditions of great heat, has six stages, suited to the sprinters and breakaway specialists, with the finish at the top of Willunga Hill.

 
2017 Vuelta Espana Route Revealed
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2017 Vuelta Espana Route Revealed

This year’s Spanish Grand Tour features nine summit finishes and ascents of the Sierra Nevada and Angliru.

Increased number of longer final climbs through the high mountains of Andalusia, Cantabria and Asturias, making it even more of a race for the top climbers.

The final showdown will be in the last six days, with one new climb thats 9 miles uphill to Los Machucos in Cantabria, before returning to the fearsome Angliru, Spain’s toughest single climb, on the final Saturday. This 7.5 mile climb averages 10 per cent and reaches 24 per cent and is a popular climd in the Vuelta a España and has been for many years.

 
2017 Vuelta Espana Route Revealed
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2017 Vuelta Espana Route Revealed

This year’s Spanish Grand Tour features nine summit finishes and ascents of the Sierra Nevada and Angliru.

Increased number of longer final climbs through the high mountains of Andalusia, Cantabria and Asturias, making it even more of a race for the top climbers.

The final showdown will be in the last six days, with one new climb thats 9 miles uphill to Los Machucos in Cantabria, before returning to the fearsome Angliru, Spain’s toughest single climb, on the final Saturday. This 7.5 mile climb averages 10 per cent and reaches 24 per cent and is a popular climd in the Vuelta a España and has been for many years.

 
Cylance Pro Cycling Announce 2017 Santos Women’s Tour Roster
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Cylance Pro Cycling Announce 2017 Santos Womens Tour Roster

This women's edition of the Tour Down Under starts January 14th and concludes on January 17th.

Returning to the UCI Women’s WorldTour peloton for 2017, Cylance Pro Cycling will debut their 2017 cycling kit on the roads in Australia for the first race of the year.

The Cylance Pro Cycling roster includes Dani King, 4th overall in 2016.