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Tour de France 2017: your essential guide

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Roll up, roll up – it’s the greatest show on earth. With an intriguing route and an incredible lineup, the 104th edition of the Tour de France is set to be a stunner. Iain Treloar tells you what you need to know. The Tour de France needs little introduction. It’s the world’s biggest annual sporting
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The Kenyan Connection

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Tom McQuillan chats to Team Kenyan Riders Downunder assistant directeur sportif Simon Blake and team founder Nick Leong about this unique pro cycling team. Among all the teams on the Australian and Asian domestic racing circuits, there are perhaps none as distinctive as Team Kenyan Riders Downunder. The team’s riders come from Kenya, Australia and New Zealand
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Going for gold

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Alexander Miller assesses Australia’s chances for a green and gold rush in the cycling events of the 31st Olympiad. While August often means quiet nights at home in front of the heater with rain pelting down outside, this year we will get a couple of weeks of reprieve. From 5–21 August, for the duration of
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Tour de France 2016 preview

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There’s nothing quite like the Tour de France. Iain Treloar runs you through the route, the riders and the romance of this iconic event. The Tour de France is a daily drama with an entire nation its stage, and a transfixed global audience. Now in its 103rd year, this venerable race has seen it all:
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Light on Voigt

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The affable uber-domestique, Jens Voigt, who suffered nobly in the service of so many team leaders, is coming to centre stage in Australia. Ahead of the upcoming The Tour on Stage, he told Ride On of the highlights and insights of his long career. RO: Do you still ride for fun? Voigt: It’s coming back
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il Pirata

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In Emilia Romagna, on the Adriatic coast of Italy,  Iain Treloar goes riding with a ghost. The facts are these. In the mid to late ‘90s, the charismatic Italian climber Marco Pantani ascended to a godlike status in Italy. He’s a member of a disgraced generation of riders and almost certainly doped throughout his career,
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Power and passion

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In the city of Taichung, Iain Treloar sees two very different sides of the Taiwanese bike industry. As one of the largest manufacturers of quality bikes in the world, Taiwan is dotted with factories devoted to the production of frames and their components. These can be in somewhat out of the way locations—a small two-storey
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Tour de France guide 2015

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Iain Treloar guides you through three weeks of climbs, teams and contenders in the world’s greatest bike race. For many bike lovers, the jewel of July is the Tour de France. For Australian audiences, the event has a magnetic quality that has us glued to our televisions year after year. Perhaps it’s the escapism as
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Closing the gap

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Margot McGovern takes a look at the long road ahead for women in the world of professional road riding. Last year Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) made history when she defeated Kirsten Wild (Giant–Shimano) in a nail-biting sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées before a roaring crowd and millions of television viewers around the
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Talking the ride

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Commentator, writer and Tour de France aficionado Matthew Keenan tells Melissa Heagney how dreams can come true—even if they have to change a little. Name: Matthew Keenan Age: 40 Job: Cycling commentator The excitement was too much. An 8-year-old Matthew Keenan just couldn’t wait to see what Santa had left under the Christmas tree. It was
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