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Link to The Van der Poel rules: How to beat cycling's best Classics rider
Mads Pedersen beat Mathieu van der Poel at Gent-Wevelgem in a two-up sprint

The Van der Poel rules: How to beat cycling's best Classics rider

The world champion will start the Tour of Flanders as the big favourite, but did Gent-Wevelgem highlight the weakness that his rivals need to exploit?

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Link to Tour de France 2024: Analysing the contenders
from left to right: Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, Tadej Pogačar, and Primož Roglič

Tour de France 2024: Analysing the contenders

After Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, we take a look at the key potential protagonists and their prospects in the hunt for yellow

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Link to 'A good base to build on' — Primož Roglič and Bora-Hansgrohe react to Paris-Nice
Primož Roglič was making his first appearance in Bora-Hansgrohe colours at Paris-Nice

'A good base to build on' — Primož Roglič and Bora-Hansgrohe react to Paris-Nice

10th overall wasn't what Bora-Hansgrohe expected of Primož Roglič in his first race but the Slovenian remains upbeat

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Link to Voices of the peloton: How the UAE Tour was won and lost
Lennert Van Eetvelt was beyond ecstatic after a surprising victory on the grandest stage

Voices of the peloton: How the UAE Tour was won and lost

We spoke to Jay Vine, Mauro Gianetti, Mikkel Bjerg, Ben O'Connor and the stage and overall winner, Lennert Van Eetvelt, moments after the Jebel Hafeet finale

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Link to One last chance for sprinters at UAE Tour: Who is under pressure?
The sprints in the UAE Tour are some of the most difficult of the season to win

One last chance for sprinters at UAE Tour: Who is under pressure?

Tim Merlier and Olav Kooij sitting pretty after stage success, but at least 15 other sprinters desperate to win, including Mark Cavendish, Sam Welsford and Kaden Groves

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Link to Analysing the Visma-Lease a Bike Giro d’Italia team
Wout van Aert, Cian Uijtdebroeks and Olav Kooij will lead the line for Visma-Lease a Bike in Italy

Analysing the Visma-Lease a Bike Giro d’Italia team

Wout van Aert, Cian Uijtdebroeks and Olav Kooij headline Dutch squad’s eight-man line-up, as team targets stage wins and GC

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Link to Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: 5 riders to watch
The startlist for the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana is certainly star-studded

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: 5 riders to watch

Jai Hindley, Jonathan Milan, Pavel Sivakov and Matej Mohorič all starting their season in Spain, as Aleksandr Vlasov looks to carry Mallorca form into first stage race

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Link to Five takeaways from the Santos Tour Down Under
One notable takeaway which didn't quite make our list: Sarah Gigante is well and truly back

Five takeaways from the Santos Tour Down Under

From Sarah Gigante’s comeback to Sam Welsford’s dream debut for Bora-Hansgrohe, what did we learn from the first big races of 2024?

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Link to Tour Down Under: GC finely poised around 'unknown' Isaac del Toro ahead of Willunga Hill and Mount Lofty
Isaac del Toro (UAE Team Emirates) leads the Tour Down Under with two stages remaining

Tour Down Under: GC finely poised around 'unknown' Isaac del Toro ahead of Willunga Hill and Mount Lofty

Teams unsure what to expect from race leader as the weekend brings big climbing challenges

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Link to Santos Tour Down Under 2024: 5 riders to watch in the men's race
As ever, the men's Santos Tour Down Under has attracted a star-studded startlist

Santos Tour Down Under 2024: 5 riders to watch in the men's race

Luke Plapp and Caleb Ewan headline Australian contingent, Julian Alaphilippe provides star attraction and we tip two riders to pick up their first professional victories

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Link to Tour Down Under: Richie Porte's stage-by-stage guide to the men’s race
Richie Porte competes on Willunga Hill for the final time of his career, at the 2022 Santos Festival of Cycling

Tour Down Under: Richie Porte's stage-by-stage guide to the men’s race

The seven-time winner on Willunga Hill and two-time Tour Down Under champion offers us an expert insight into this year's race, as the likes of Luke Plapp and Simon Yates gun for the title

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Link to Women's Santos Tour Down Under 2024: 5 riders to watch
The battle for the overall victory at the women's Santos Tour Down Under should be spectacular if the startlist is anything to go by

Women's Santos Tour Down Under 2024: 5 riders to watch

From favourites Amanda Spratt and Grace Brown, to Australia's new national champion and an aspiring Kiwi climber, GCN picks out the must-see riders ahead of the first WorldTour stage race

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Link to Transfer mechanics: Ranking the men's WorldTour teams based on new signings
GCN ranks all the men's WorldTour teams based on their transfer activity in 2023

Transfer mechanics: Ranking the men's WorldTour teams based on new signings

GCN takes a look at every men's WorldTour squad, the ins-and-outs, and ranks every squad from 1 to 18

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Link to The best attacks of the 2023 racing season
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The best attacks of the 2023 racing season

Lotte Kopecky, Tadej Pogačar and Victor Lafay all feature as we look back at the most devastating attacks of the 2023 road season

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Link to FDJ-SUEZ Team Talk: Plenty of success, but were there enough big race wins?
FDJ-SUEZ keep chipping away as one of the more successful WorldTeams, but perhaps they are missing something special to propel them to the very top

FDJ-SUEZ Team Talk: Plenty of success, but were there enough big race wins?

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Marta Cavalli and Grace Brown led the line admirably, but FDJ-SUEZ arguably lacked prestigious wins in 2023

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Link to Fenix-Deceuninck Team Talk: Few wins but promising signs for WorldTour debutants
Fenix-Deceuninck raced their first season in the Women's WorldTour in 2023

Fenix-Deceuninck Team Talk: Few wins but promising signs for WorldTour debutants

The likes of Puck Pieterse, Julie De Wilde and Yara Kastelijn impress as Fenix-Deceuninck earn their spurs at WorldTour level

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Link to Lidl-Trek Team Talk: The future is bright, but was 2023 disappointing?
Trek-Segafredo became Lidl-Trek halfway through the season, as the German supermarket became the title sponsor

Lidl-Trek Team Talk: The future is bright, but was 2023 disappointing?

GCN looks back at a season in which the American women's team gained important investment but fell short of a few targets for understandable reasons

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Link to UAE Team ADQ Team Talk: Reaping the rewards of new development pathway
The inaugural UAE Tour Women saw the home team finish third on GC through Silvia Persico, and take the overall team classification

UAE Team ADQ Team Talk: Reaping the rewards of new development pathway

GCN reviews a dependable season for the Emirati squad, as Chiara Consonni and Silvia Persico continue to impress

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Link to Soudal Quick-Step Team Talk: Can Remco Evenepoel steady an unsettled ship?
Remco Evenepoel is central to Soudal Quick-Step's plans

Soudal Quick-Step Team Talk: Can Remco Evenepoel steady an unsettled ship?

Reviewing the Belgian team's good but not amazing 2023 season, and looking ahead to a more Grand Tour-focused future

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Link to Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: route rumours and what we know so far
The final podium at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift in 2023

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2024: route rumours and what we know so far

An alpine finale beckons after a busy start in the Netherlands and a journey through France

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Link to Giro d'Italia 2024: Five key stages that will decide the winner
The famous hairpins of the Stelvio Pass with snow all around

Giro d'Italia 2024: Five key stages that will decide the winner

From the earliest summit finish since 1989 and a lengthy ITT within the first week to a double ascent of the Monte Grappa towards the end, here are the critical days for the pink jersey hopefuls

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Link to Top 10 GC riders we want to see at the 2024 Giro d’Italia
Making the Italian Classics his own over the past few seasons, it is surely only a matter of time before Tadej Pogačar makes his Giro d'Italia debut

Top 10 GC riders we want to see at the 2024 Giro d’Italia

From Tadej Pogačar to Sepp Kuss and Egan Bernal, the list of potential contenders for the 2024 Giro is star-studded

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Link to Five conclusions from the UCI Gravel World Championships
Kasia Niewiadoma and Matej Mohorič are the new Gravel World Champions

Five conclusions from the UCI Gravel World Championships

From the successes to be celebrated to the shortcomings that need to be called out, here are our reflections from the second edition of the UCI Gravel Worlds

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Link to GCN Stat Attack: Is Il Lombardia the worst of cycling’s Monuments?
This week's World of Cycling episode is out now on GCN+

GCN Stat Attack: Is Il Lombardia the worst of cycling’s Monuments?

The stats lead Cillian Kelly to believe that the race of the falling leaves may well be the easiest Monument in cycling to win

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