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Mack.
post Jan 1 2018, 08:05 PM
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A 2018 thread to discuss all things cycling related such as upcoming tours, world championships, debates and news anything to with the world of cycling.
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post Feb 4 2018, 04:28 PM
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Well done to Britain's Evie Richards on winning the women's Under-23 world title at the World Cyclo-Cross Championships.

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post Feb 13 2018, 03:30 PM
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Bryan Coquard wins Stage 1 of the 6 stage Tour of Oman, beating Mark Cavendish in a bunch sprint.

General Classification
1. Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Club) (1-)
2. Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) (2-)
3. Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Samsic) (3-)
4. Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) (4-)
5. Maxime Farazijn (Sport Vlaanderen) (5-)
6. Brian Van Goethem (Roompot) (6-)
7. Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport) (7-)
8. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) (8-)
9. Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb) (9-)
10. Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) (10-)
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post Feb 14 2018, 03:24 PM
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Nathan Haas wins stage 2, a hilly stage in the Tour

Tour of Oman GC - Stage 2
1. Nathan Haas (Team Katusha - Alpecin) (24-1-)
2. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) (77-2-)
3. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) (65-3-)
4. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) (38-4-)
5. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) (31-5-)
6. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors) (45-6-)
7. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (44-7-)
8. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) (49-8-)
9. Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) (52-9-)
10. Fabien Douby (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (53-10-)

17. Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Samsic) (3-17-)
71. Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept Club) (1-71-)
73. Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) (8-73-)
85. Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) (4-85-)
86. Conor Dunne (Aqua Blue Sport) (7-86-)
87. Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) (10-87)
99. Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) (2-99-)
106. Maxime Farazijn (Sport Vlaanderen) (5-106-)
115. Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb) (9-115-)
124. Brian Van Goethem (Roompot) (6-124-)
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post Feb 15 2018, 05:00 PM
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Stage 3 is taken by Greg Van Avermaet, who wins after the climb up the Wadi Dayqah Dam to take the overall lead

Tour of Oman GC - Stage 3
1. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) (77-2-1)
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) (65-3-2)
3. Nathan Haas (Team Katusha - Alpecin) (24-1-3)
4. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) (71-12-4-)
5. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors) (45-6-5-)
6. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (44-7-6-)
7. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) (49-8-7-)
8. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) (61-11-8-)
9. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) (84-14-9-)
10. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) (38-4-10-)

11. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) (31-5-11-)
12. Fabien Doubey (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (53-10-12)
14. Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) (52-9-14)
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post Feb 16 2018, 04:16 PM
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Magnus Cort wins the Stage 4 sprint from a reduced peloton

Tour of Oman GC - Stage 4
1. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) (77-2-1-1-)
2. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) (65-3-2-2)
3. Nathan Haas (Team Katusha - Alpecin) (24-1-3-3)
4. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) (71-12-4-4-)
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) (49-8-7-5-)
6. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors) (45-6-5-6-)
7. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (44-7-6-7-)
8. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) (61-11-8-8-)
9. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) (84-14-9-9-)
10. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) (38-4-10-10-)
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post Feb 18 2018, 02:18 PM
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Miguel Angel Lopez wins Stage 5's climb in front of now-leader Aleksey Lutsenko, on a stage that sent Van Avermaet plummeting down the standings

Tour of Oman GC - Stage 5
1. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) (65-3-2-2-1)
2. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) (49-8-7-5-2-)
3. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) (71-12-4-4-3-)
4. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) (61-11-8-8-4-)
5. Nathan Haas (Team Katusha - Alpecin) (24-1-3-3-5-)
6. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors) (45-6-5-6-6-)
7. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) (84-14-9-9-7-)
8. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (44-7-6-7-8-)
9. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) (38-4-10-10-9-)
10. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) (36-23-15-14-10)

16. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) (77-2-1-1-16)
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post Feb 18 2018, 04:30 PM
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Congrats Lutsenko on winning the Tour! Kristoff wins the final sprint.

Tour of Oman GC - Stage 6
1. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team) (65-3-2-2-1-1)
2. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) (49-8-7-5-2-2-)
3. Gorka Izagirre (Bahrain-Merida) (71-12-4-4-3-3-)
4. Jesus Herrada (Cofidis) (61-11-8-8-4-4-)
5. Nathan Haas (Team Katusha - Alpecin) (24-1-3-3-5-5-)
6. Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors) (45-6-5-6-6-6-)
7. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) (84-14-9-9-7-7-)
8. Odd Christian Eiking (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) (44-7-6-7-8-8-)
9. Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data) (38-4-10-10-9-9-)
10. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) (36-23-15-14-10-10)
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post Feb 22 2018, 04:01 PM
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Bradley Wiggins has criticised Team Sky, stating 'Go somewhere else, because they'll ruin you'. Honestly I don't fully disagree, no-one in the Sky team really gets much glory in the big tours unless your Froome, I've seen riders capable of Top 10 finishes being demoted to domestiques at Sky.

In other news, Mark Cavendish has concussion and a whiplash injury following a crash on the Abu Dhabi tour. Hope he's okay.
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post Mar 1 2018, 11:56 PM
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Laura Kenny has helped GB win silver in the women's team pursuit at the Track Cycling World Championships in her first major event since giving birth six months ago.
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post Mar 5 2018, 08:33 AM
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Former cyclist Victoria Pendleton was just interviewed on BBC Breakfast about climbing up Everest in May - good luck to her ohmy.gif

In other news, Sky have been hit with another drug scandal rolleyes.gif This time they're crossing an 'ethical line' with performance-enhancing substances.
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post Mar 10 2018, 08:35 AM
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Cavendish looked in a sorry state as he rode in on a road bike folllowing that crash probably better for the rest of his season that he did not struggle on injured.
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