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“EL FUTURO: COLOMBIA” – Matt Rendell

Matt Rendell casts an eye over another emerging talent from the golden seam of Colombian youth.

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“NE ME QUITTE PAS/IF YOU GO AWAY’ – NED BOULTING

A look back at all the panoply of non-racing wonders that caught the eye through the first ten glorious days.

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Pavel Sivakov: A Cautionary Tale- Cillian Kelly

Always double check your stats.   I’m only human. I sometimes make mistakes. Some are completely harmless. A quick deleted Tweet and nobody notices anything. How many people are really...

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“THE FOUR DAYS OF YORKSHIRE” – Ned Boulting

THE FIRST DAY OF YORKSHIRE With childlike excitement, I arrive at the finish line in Selby at least an hour and half before anyone else gets there from the ITV...

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Recency Bias v. Tradition- Cillian Kelly

Tradition is a strange thing in cycling. A lot of the sport is based on the idea of tradition. If we were to re-create the sport from scratch now it...

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“THE RACE IMPLODES – A CASE STUDY” – Ned Boulting

On Monday I was supposed to be flying to Zagreb, to begin commentating on the Tour of Croatia. Though the work was going to be a little bit rough and...

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“A GUEST ON GALLIPOLI” – Ned Boulting

Bike races, by definition, visit remarkable places. Even the unremarkable ones. A few years ago, when I’d just started commentating, I took up the offer of a job at the...

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“NOTES FROM AN ISLAND RACE” – Ned Boulting

It had been forty-two years since Sicily, this proud, confusing island, hosted its own stage race. But this spring it returned, as the Giro di Sicilia once again took up...

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“PETER AND THE WOLF AT THE DOOR” – Ned Boulting

Remember Peter Sagan? He was that inarticulate-articulate bloke who started to fashion his hair into as many outlandishly differing styles as he discovered variants of tactics required to finish second...

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“ADIEU ADRIATICO” – Ned Boulting

I’ve been to San Benedetto del Tronto for the last four years to commentate for RCS on the final time trial of Tirreno Adriatico. The last day’s racing has, since...

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“UNE RAISON D’ÊTRE” – Cillian Kelly

As of 1st May 2019, Team Sky will no longer be Team Sky. They will be known as Team Ineos. They’ve been saved by a large petrochemical company owned by...

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“TWO CAPUCCINI. ONE KAZAKH.” – Ned Boulting

I spent the day in fabulous sunshine in Fossombrone, the stage finish of today’s quite wonderful race in Tirreno Adriatico. It’s a lovely town with two hugely ornate 18th Century...

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