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    Alejandro Valverde’s Career Comes to a Close

    Alejandro Valverde of Team Movistar is one of the most iconic, successful, and well-respected professional cyclists of our time. After 20 years in the pro peloton and with 134 victories to his name, ’El Bala’ (The Bullet) crossed the finish line as a pro for…

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    Cycling Is Changing but Spanish Futility Continues

    This has been another exciting and turbulent year of Grand Tour racing, with a new generation of very strong young riders signalling a seismic generational change. But there has been no change to another aspect of top-level cycling: the continuing futility of Spanish riders on…

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    What a Season It Was for Road Racing!

    Saturday’s final ‘Monument’ race of 2022, the Tour of Lombardy, unofficially ended the road racing year and so gives us a chance to look back and enjoy it again because it really was a tumultuous and exciting eight months, beginning with the Tour of Valencia…

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    Who Will Win This Year’s La Vuelta by Matt Stephens

    Over the last few years, the Vuelta a España has always delivered in terms of explosive, exciting racing. In many ways, as a racing proposition, it has arguably been more exciting than its senior Grand Tour counterparts, the Giro and Le Tour, perhaps due to…

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    Who Will Win the ŠKODA Green Jersey at La Vuelta?

    We’re in for a surprise. The organizers of La Vuelta have changed the way points are awarded to stage winners. This was clearly done to give sprinters a better chance of winning the ŠKODA Green Jersey in a race famous for its many mountain stages…

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    Is There Really a Rainbow Jersey Curse?

    From freak injuries to the inevitable exposure tied to it, winning the rainbow jersey at the World Championships can be more of a curse than a blessing for the victor. The curse is a well-known myth around the cycling world but does it really make…

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    Is Age in the Pro Peloton Important?

    When is an athlete too old to race a bike professionally on the road? Is age the determining factor or are results the sole measurement of a rider’s capacity to make a positive impact? The answer isn’t clear in the modern pro peloton.

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    Julian Alaphilippe Wins La Flèche Wallonne 2021

    The world champion was hardly seen throughout the race until being guided to the front by his team in the build-up to the final climb. He then chased down Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) on the Mur de Huy and went past him in the last 75…