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Gravel Grinding: Top events and race day tips

The Angry Singlespeeder takes a closer look at one of the fastest growing disciplines of bike racing (and riding).

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams

With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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Video: U.S. National Cyclocross Championships

One day after the marquee events of the 2015 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships were nearly cancelled due to extremely muddy conditions that threatened the health of several “heritage” trees, racing resumed a day later at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Watch a complete replay here.

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News: Andy Schleck retires from pro cycling

On of pro cycling’s most enigmatic careers has come to an abrupt end. After nine years of up and down results, Andy Schleck announced Thursday that he’s retiring from the sport.

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How-to: Win a world road race championship

Take a dive into Michal Kwiatkowski’s power meter data to see just what it takes to be the best.

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Update: Jens Voigt smashes hour record

German is first rider to eclipse 50-kilometer mark. See a full video replay here.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Boulder Cup Cyclocross Race

Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton dominate at Colorado’s Valmont Bike Park.

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USA Pro Challenge: BMC’s Van Garderen defends title

Colorado resident breaks Vail TT record on way to convincing win. Garmin’s Alex Howes takes final stage in Denver.

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Pro Bike: Jens Voigt’s Colorado Chrome Trek Madone

The affable German who coined the famous phrase Shut Up Legs has finally decided to call it a career. To commemorate the occasion, Trek made him a very special bike.

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USA Pro Challenge: Cannondale’s Viviani takes sprint win

Jens Voigt’s solo breakaway foiled near finish, while BMC’s Tejay van Garderen maintains overall lead through four days of racing.

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USA Pro Challenge: Van Garderen takes stage, overall lead

After climbing laden day, Colorado resident wins atop Monarch Mountain, moves into yellow jersey

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USA Pro Challenge: Carpenter grabs win, Howes into yellow

Rain batters field during testing stage 2 ride from Aspen to Crested Butte.

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USA Pro Challenge: Kiel Reijnen takes stage 1 sprint

Colorado resident takes hard-fought opener in the streets of downtown Aspen at end of circuit race with three 22-miles laps that included 2,300 feet of climbing per lap.

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USA Pro Challenge: Van Garderen, Voigt, Basso racing in Colorado

Six day stage race in Colorado features stars from this year’s Tour de France, including King of the Mountain winner, multiple stage winners, and fifth place finisher and defending Pro Challenge champion Tejay van Garderen.

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2014 Tour de France: Graham Watson Stage 20 Photo Gallery

After nearly three weeks of racing, race photog Graham Watson is still churning out amazing imagery of the world’s greatest rolling spectacle–including these from today’s stage 20 time trial.

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2014 Tour de France: Martin takes penultimate TT stage as Nibali confirms overall

German Tony Martin bested the field in stage 20’s 54km rolling individual time trial from Bergerac to Périgueux on the penultimate day of the 2014 Tour while overall leader Vincenzo Nibali solidified his first-ever Tour title with a fourth place result.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 18 Results

Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali grabbed his fourth stage win at this year’s Tour de France on Thursday. He now has a 7-plus-minute lead over second place.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 17 Results

Contador who? Team Tinkoff-Saxo may have lost its GC leader, but it continues to impress at the Tour de France. On Wednesday, Rafal Majka snagged his second stage win a day after teammate Michael Rogers got one of his own.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 16 Results

Aussie Michael Rogers grabbed a hard-fought win at the end of stage 6 from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon on Tuesday. It was the first Tour de France win for the Tinkoff-Saxo rider.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 14 Results

Polish rider Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins stage 14 of the Tour de France, while Vincenzo Nibali takes more time out of his GC rivals.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 13 Results

Vincenzo Nibali took more time out of all his main GC rivals Friday, winning stage 13 of the Tour de France.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 12 Results

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) launched away from the bunch late to claim a half-bike-length sprint win over Peter Sagan (Cannondale) at the end of stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 11 Results

France rejoices in a late-race escape by one of their own, the race leader relaxes, and one brave American soldiers on.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 10 Results

Nibali finished the day in 4:27:26, 15 seconds ahead of second-placed Thibaut Pinot and another 5 seconds up on third place finisher Alejandro Valverde. Tejay van Garderen was top placed American, 6th at 0:22. Overnight race leader Tony Gallopin was a distant 33rd at 4:46.

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2014 Tour de France: Stage 9 Results

German Tony Martin snagged a heroic solo stage win, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin moved into the overall race lead.

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