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A helping hand at TDU time

WHEN riders roll into town for this week’s Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, cycling won’t be the only thing on their minds. The competitors also treat the event as a chance to explore the sights, savour local produce and mingle with the wildlife. To give them a hand the Women’s …

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Tour Down Under returns to Port Adelaide in 2018

THE Tour Down Under goes from strength to industrial strength with a return to Port Adelaide this year. After the festive weekend opening in the city, the world-class cyclists will on Tuesday start their working week in a working-class suburb, the sort of place that built the South Australia that’s …

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Tour Down Under

SIMON Gerrans isn’t planning to ease into his 14th edition of the Tour Down Under with new team BMC Racing — he has visions of getting Richie Porte on the podium for the second time in 12 months. The four-time titleholder of the coveted race claimed Porte approaching him in …

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BMX star Caroline Buchanan recovering after vehicle crash

AUSTRALIAN Olympic cycling star Caroline Buchanan is back on her feet but struggling to walk, talk and even breathe after being left with horrific injuries in a vehicle rollover on Saturday. The reigning mountain bike world champion and two-time BMX Olympian was left with two collapsed lungs, a broken sternum …

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Jason Lowndes Lap For Lowndesy

CYCLISTS have turned out in their hundreds to remember rising Australian star Jason Lowndes. His mother Trudie tearfully thanked the riders before they set off on Thursday morning’s Lap For Lowndesy. The social ride around the Australian road championships circuit at Buninyong comes a fortnight after Lowndes’ tragic death. The …

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The Coffee Ride

MEETING THE POPE WHERE do you go and who do you meet when you’re the biggest superstar in world cycling? The Vatican and the Pope of course. Peter Sagan’s entourage has confirmed to The Coffee Ride that he will travel to Rome to meet Pope Francis when the Tour Down …

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Lance Armstrong Oprah interview

LANCE Armstrong lived a lie in disgrace, trading his integrity for medals, fame and cash. The belated truth is costing him heavily. Five years after the Oprah interview, in which the world-class cyclist admitted his years of deceit, the truth being that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs to help him …

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Great Ocean Road race

SIMON Gerrans has never been one to mince words. So when asked about his third attempt at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race, the Aussie veteran and classics specialist doesn’t muck around. “The goal is to win the race,” Gerrans said. At 37, this is one of Australia’s most …

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