Yates twins lead strong Mitchelton-Scott team for Catalunya

Yates twins lead strong Mitchelton-Scott team for Catalunya

After a hard earned rest, Daryl Impey returns to racing with Mitchelton-Scott at Catalunya while Team Sunweb will let four Aussies have at it. Watch it on SBS VICELAND from early morning Tuesday 26 March.

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How Well Do Early Season Results Predict Full Season Performance?

Just walk away.

How can dispatches from January help our VDS choices? Every year it’s the same thing. With stars in my eyes, I fall head over feels in love with a rider who is toeing the antipodean line in the Southern Hemisphere, cleaning up in the Silly Season: those weird early season races that follow the endless summer or just simply brave the dead of winter, which always seem to attract just enough big names to make you think they’re worth your time and effort and attention. Often times those big names win it. But you notice a guy who finished 4th in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Upside Down Beer Drinking Extravaganza, and then he heads to San Juan and finishes maybe 5th, before nabbing a runner-up at one of the Trofeos and then the VDS price list comes out and he’s only 4 points! and he becomes ...

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Impey back-to-back South African national road race champion

Impey back-to-back South African national road race champion

Fresh from his historic back-to-back Tour Down Under win in January, Daryl Impey has been crowned South African national road race champion for a second consecutive year.

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Impey defends South African road race title

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott 's Daryl Impey defended his title at the South African road race championships in Tshwane on Sunday, having also taken an eighth-straight time trial title a couple of days before. The 34-year-old took what was his fourth victory of the season by overcoming a strong Dimension Data squad at the 162km race. Impey set off alone in pursuit of Nic Dlamini on the final lap of the race, catching and dropping the Dimension Data rider to solo home for the win 25 seconds ahead of Dlamini's teammates Ryan Gibbons and Stefan de Bod, who took third, another six seconds back. "I just wanted to fight for it," Impey said on his team's website of his numerical disadvantage. "Win, lose or draw, I wanted to go all in. "Even though they threw everything at me, I rode intelligently and used my experience because I have been in this situation many ...

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Winter is the season for domestiques

Winter is the season for domestiques

Early season races in Australia and South America afford important opportunities for domestiques to win, and these results have a broader impact as well. Read the full article at Winter is the season for domestiques on VeloNews.com .

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Winter is the season for domestiques

Winter is the season for domestiques

Early season races in Australia and South America afford important opportunities for domestiques to win, and these results have a broader impact as well. Read the full article at Winter is the season for domestiques on VeloNews.com .

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Five riders starting the season under the radar

Five riders starting the season under the radar

Andrew Hood takes a look at the results sheets from the year's first races in Australia and discovered five riders who showed big promise for the season. Read the full article at Five riders starting the season under the radar on VeloNews.com .

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race finds its groove

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race finds its groove

After five editions, the one-day race is marketing itself as an 'Australian classic' and is drawing more and more top riders. Read the full article at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race finds its groove on VeloNews.com .

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Viviani takes 70th career win at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) with his trophy after winning the 2019 Cadel Evans Great Ocean R

After a short lull following his stage 1 victory at the Tour Down Under, Elia Viviani got back to winning ways at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race . The win was his 20th with Patrick Lefevere’s Deceuninck-QuickStep team and the 70th of his career. Viviani finished runner-up to Jay McCarthy in last year’s race and he was determined to rectify that, beating Caleb Ewan and Daryl Impey by a clear margin to take his second victory of the season so far. “There were two second places [from] last year that I wanted to improve in 2019, and this was one of them,” Viviani explained. “I like this race a lot, I like the course because it gives a chance to every type of riders, so I was really keen on winning here. We were in four riders going into the final kilometres, which was very important. “Also, having ...

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Victory from defeat: How Elia Viviani won the 2019 men’s Cadel’s Race

The first loser. The nearly-was. They say that second is the worst spot to finish. You’re close enough to victory that you can taste it; close enough that you feel the pain of defeat more keenly than anyone else. It’s a feeling Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) is familiar with. Not that you’d know it from looking … The post Victory from defeat: How Elia Viviani won the 2019 men’s Cadel’s Race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Viviani evens score in Australia

Viviani evens score in Australia

Victory at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race silences demon from 2018 and marks a "perfect" start to Viviani's season. Read the full article at Viviani evens score in Australia on VeloNews.com .

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Viviani beats Ewan to win Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) gets the better of Lotto Soudal's Caleb Ewan on the line to win

Deceuninck-QuickStep 's Elia Viviani sprinted to the win at the men's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Sunday, beating Lotto Soudal 's Caleb Ewan and Daryl Impey ( Mitchelton-Scott ). Viviani was able to stay with the lead group despite the four tough climbs of Challambra Crescent on the finishing circuits. Despite a last-gasp effort by Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) to escape the sprinters' clutches just before the final kilometre, the Italian champion was able to emerge from the slipstream of lead-out man Michael Mørkøv in the final couple of hundred metres to hold off a fast-finishing Ewan, with Impey almost caught for third by Dimension Data's Ryan Gibbons in the reduced-bunch sprint. "The tactic was to drop me, but we played smart and were always able to come back," Viviani told Channel 7 after the finish. "I have to say thanks to the best team in the world, with ...

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Tour Down Under analysis, best kits and San Juan preview - Podcast

Daryl Impey celebrates victory on the final overall podium at the Tour Down Under

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast - brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville - the team of Patrick Fletcher, Ed Pickering and Daniel Benson look back at the final stages of the Tour Down Under , critique the best and the worst of the 2019 WorldTour kits and look ahead to the Vuelta a San Juan . We hear from the unlucky Patrick Bevin , who crashed on the penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under, and eventual winner Daryl Impey . We check in with the recently retired Mathew Hayman , while former pro rider and 2004 Tour Down Under winner Patrick Jonker talks about his time riding for the late Peter Post. We analyse and debate the sprinters' starts to the season, and then look ahead to San Juan, where Fernando Gaviria, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish will all be ...

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Follow Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race live on Cyclingnews

Jay McCarthy with his winners trophy

After the Tour Down Under last week, the men’s WorldTour will continue this Sunday with the fifth edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Cyclingnews will have full live coverage of the race. The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the second event on the WorldTour calendar after earning a promotion in 2017. Last year’s winner and home rider, Jay McCarthy is back to defend his title for the Bora-Hansgrohe team. He will face some tough competition in the form of last year’s runner up Elia Viviani, while Tour Down Under winner Daryl Impey is on flying form coming into this weekend. The race has generally been one for the sprinters, but this year’s women’s race, where Arlenis Sierra soloed to victory, was a reminder that a bunch finish is not a foregone conclusion. You can read a full preview of the course and the contenders ...

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Ewan hoping to make amends in Geelong

Ewan hoping to make amends in Geelong

Ewan keen to deliver first official victory in Lotto-Soudal jersey on home roads. Read the full article at Ewan hoping to make amends in Geelong on VeloNews.com .

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Teams arrive at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Gallery

Cadel Evans ready to present men's and women's teams on stage at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Ra

The winner of the 2011 Tour de France, Cadel Evans, stood on stage at an official presentation on Friday to greet the men's and women's teams that will participate in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race this weekend. The women's race , categorised as a UCI 1.1 race, is held on Saturday, while the men will participate in a WorldTour race on Sunday. Defending champion Jay McCarthy will lead his Bora-Hansgrohe team, but will once again face Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott), who were both on the podium last year. Chloe Hosking will lead her Ale Cipollini team in a title defence but will have tough competition from the event's former winner Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott), who recently won the Women's Tour Down Under, along with the newly formed Trek-Segafredo Women's Team that recently won the Race Melbourne criterium. The women will race 113km from Melbourne to Geelong ...

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Sprinters vs. puncheurs as Aussie week continues

Sprinters vs. puncheurs as Aussie week continues

With the tough Challambra climb at nine kilometers to go, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race pits pure sprinters against those who can kick on the climbs. Read the full article at Sprinters vs. puncheurs as Aussie week continues on VeloNews.com .

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11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

11spd: this week's best new bikes and gear

The week following the emphatic Tour Down Under 2019 win by Daryl Impey, we've had loads of great road bike tech trickle in from Australia. With bike checks galore, tech galleries and even world exclusives on some of the most anticipated tech that is yet to be released, it's fair to say the Tour Down Under didn't disappoint. Vitus Nucleus 29 VR review Polaris kids’ helmets for under £5? Yes please Is the BMC Timemachine ROAD 01 aero supremacy or integration gone mad? Back in the UK, things have been much colder, wetter and more wintry than ever, so we've been trying our hardest to keep you in good spirits with a smattering of winter-beating kit on the site. Need some grippy rubber for the icy conditions? Check out these half-price Schwalbe Marathon winter tyres. What about some gloves to keep your fingers warm? Yeah, we can help there too, ...

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Preview: Your guide to the 2019 men’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (or just “Cadel’s Race” for short) is the first one-day event on the 2019 men’s WorldTour. This Sunday’s race is the fifth edition and if previous outings are anything to go by, it’s sure to be an intriguing and hard-fought contest. Here’s what you need to know about … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2019 men’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Thursday Thoughts: Overreacting to the Tour Down Under

In which the “buckets of water” measure returns Those of you with long and oddly specific memories may recall that two years ago, I posted my thoughts on the Tour Down Under, through the medium of making wild predictions for 2017 based on the first WT race of the year. I then threw buckets of cold water on each idea in an attempt to get a proper sense of whether we can actually read anything into what we’ve seen so far. So, here we go again. The 2019 race is in the books, with Daryl Impey the first man to win in consecutive years. What kind of overreaction can we generate, and just how much of an overreaction is it? Overreaction Alert: Richie Porte, Tour de France winner! You all saw him winning the mountain stage with ease, powering uphill like peak Mark Cavendish on the flat. He’s primed, ready, ...

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