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Link to 'It is horrific' - Elisa Longo Borghini prepares for tough test at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Elisa Longo Borghini will be chasing a second Monument title of the season after her win at the Tour of Flanders in March

'It is horrific' - Elisa Longo Borghini prepares for tough test at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

After five top-10 finishes and two podium placings, Lidl-Trek’s star Italian will hope to finally win Ardennes showpiece on Sunday, a race she holds great affection for

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Link to 'All I'm thinking about now is the Giro d'Italia' says Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas won the Tour of the Alps in 2017 ahead of his first crack at the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey

'All I'm thinking about now is the Giro d'Italia' says Geraint Thomas

Last year's runner-up prepares to start the Tour of the Alps in better shape than he did in 2023, as he leads Ineos Grenadiers in final pre-Giro test

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Link to Alberto Bettiol’s plan for Paris-Roubaix: ‘Jump into hell and come back alive’
Alberto Bettiol (left) was unlucky to come away from the Tour of Flanders empty-handed, with his battling performance deserving of so much more

Alberto Bettiol’s plan for Paris-Roubaix: ‘Jump into hell and come back alive’

Former Tour of Flanders winner more than happy to go into first Paris-Roubaix a little blind, with nothing but confidence in his team and their experience

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Link to Pinarello unveils brand-new Bolides for Italy's Olympic track ambitions
Italy will hope this frame and its components will deliver the nation to Olympic success in Paris

Pinarello unveils brand-new Bolides for Italy's Olympic track ambitions

Filippo Ganna's Hour Record-setting, 3D-printed Bolide to be used in Paris, whilst Elisa Balsamo and her teammates receive a new custom carbon model

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Link to Thieves 0-1 Bahrain Victorious: Sonny Colbrelli saves team's bikes from audacious theft
Matej Mohorič's (left) sixth-placed finish at Milan-San Remo may not have been possible without the heroics of DS Sonny Colbrelli (right)

Thieves 0-1 Bahrain Victorious: Sonny Colbrelli saves team's bikes from audacious theft

Former Paris-Roubaix winner fends off group of ten youngsters who try to steal Merida bikes on the eve of Milan-San Remo

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Link to Racing rewind: Fabian Cancellara's most forgotten glory at Milan-San Remo
Fabian Cancellara won the 2008 Milan-San Remo with a blistering late race attack

Racing rewind: Fabian Cancellara's most forgotten glory at Milan-San Remo

Why Fabian Cancellara's only Milan-San Remo's victory was one of the best moments of his career

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Link to Milan-San Remo: The 5 scenarios we would love to see
All eyes are quickly turning towards Tadej Pogačar and the Cipressa for Saturday

Milan-San Remo: The 5 scenarios we would love to see

From an unlikely breakaway to echelons, sprints and Cipressa attacks, here are five situations we would love to see on the roads of Italy on Saturday

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: No surprise if Tadej Pogačar goes solo on the Poggio
Tadej Pogačar attempted to surge clear last year, but was swiftly followed by Filippo Ganna, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel: No surprise if Tadej Pogačar goes solo on the Poggio

Defending Milan-San Remo champion looks ahead to Saturday's race and his 2024 season debut, as he bids to go back-to-back

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Link to Tirreno-Adriatico stage 2: Jasper Philipsen launches past Tim Merlier to sprint victory
Jasper Philipsen celebrates the first win of his season

Tirreno-Adriatico stage 2: Jasper Philipsen launches past Tim Merlier to sprint victory

Belgian powerhouses go up against each other in hotly-anticipated showdown, but Merlier accidentally provides a perfect slipstream for the Alpecin-Deceuninck star

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Link to Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1: Juan Ayuso stuns Filippo Ganna in opening time trial
Juan Ayuso produced a storming ride to take the opening stage and first leader's jersey of the race

Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1: Juan Ayuso stuns Filippo Ganna in opening time trial

UAE Team Emirates' GC hopeful produces lung-busting ride to beat the Italian national champion over 10km course

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Link to Start times for Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1 individual time trial
Jonas Vingegaard will enjoy his first proper time trial of 2024, after the wind-affected O Gran Camiño display

Start times for Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1 individual time trial

Jonas Vingegaard, Jai Hindley and Tom Pidcock line up as race favourites ahead of important seven-day stage race, with 10km time trial first up

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Link to Should Strade Bianche be considered a Monument?
Actual photographic evidence that Dan Lloyd finished ninth at the 2009 Strade Bianche, although it was called Monte Paschi Eroica back then

Should Strade Bianche be considered a Monument?

GCN's very own top-10 finisher Dan Lloyd casts his eye over the debate that never seems to go away, as RCS make the race over 200km in length for the first time

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Link to Lidl-Trek: 'We are not worried about the Giro after Giulio Ciccone's surgery'
Giulio Ciccone is one of Lidl-Trek's flagship riders and has big ambitions for 2024

Lidl-Trek: 'We are not worried about the Giro after Giulio Ciccone's surgery'

GCN speaks exclusively to Lidl-Trek's team doctor and head of performance after Giro d'Italia hopeful is forced to take four-week break from training

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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 Analysing the Ineos Grenadiers Giro d'Italia long list
Geraint Thomas will be looking to go one better than last year and carry the pink jersey all the way to Rome

Analysing the Ineos Grenadiers Giro d'Italia long list

As Geraint Thomas sets his sight on the Giro's pink jersey, we analyse the strength of his potential squad, from veteran domestiques to the next generation of Grenadiers

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Link to Polti Kometa, Tudor Pro Cycling and Bardiani receive Giro d'Italia wildcards
Primož Roglič snatched the pink jersey from Geraint Thomas at the last opportunity in 2023

Polti Kometa, Tudor Pro Cycling and Bardiani receive Giro d'Italia wildcards

Lotto Dstny turn down automatic invite, leaving three wildcard slots and a Grand Tour debut for Fabian Cancellara's Tudor

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Link to Tadej Pogačar: I never thought about skipping the Tour de France
Tadej Pogačar has often left Italy with a smile on his face in recent years, which makes his Giro d'Italia participation a tad less surprising

Tadej Pogačar: I never thought about skipping the Tour de France

Slovenian stresses the importance of changing his racing calendar in order to try new challenges, as he explains his reasons for riding the Giro d'Italia and Tour in 2024

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Link to Opinion: At long last the Giro d'Italia Women is in good hands
The women's Giro d'Italia has long attracted a star-studded startlist, but has been let down by organisational failures from time to time

Opinion: At long last the Giro d'Italia Women is in good hands

Organising the women's Giro d'Italia for the first time in more than 35 years, RCS has succeeded in creating an expansive route with a marquee appointment atop Blockhaus

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Link to Preview: UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Val di Sole
The CX World Cup returns to Italy on Sunday

Preview: UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Val di Sole

Cyclo-cross returns to the snow of Trentino, Italy, with Michale Vanthourenhout looking to match his winning ride from last year and Puck Pieterse making her return

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Link to Giulio Ciccone: My secret wish is GC at a Grand Tour
Giulio Ciccone in the polka-dot jersey as King of the Mountains at the 2023 Tour de France

Giulio Ciccone: My secret wish is GC at a Grand Tour

Italian speaks to GCN about his rollercoaster season, linking up with Tao Geoghegan Hart and other new Lidl-Trek arrivals, plus the pros and cons of the Giro d'Italia route

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Link to Wout van Aert: The main goal for 2024 is the Giro d'Italia
Wout van Aert has impressed at Tirreno-Adriatico in the past and may target the GC at the Giro d'Italia

Wout van Aert: The main goal for 2024 is the Giro d'Italia

Jumbo-Visma rider to race the Giro for the first time, as confirmed in an interview in Colombia

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Link to Filippo Pozzato backs Jonathan Milan and Andrea Bagioli as Italy's next Monument winners
Pozzato expects the two new Lidl-Trek signings to challenge for Monuments in the years to come

Filippo Pozzato backs Jonathan Milan and Andrea Bagioli as Italy's next Monument winners

The 2006 Milan-San Remo champion tips two youngsters to deliver Italy back to the top step of a Monument

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Link to Davide Formolo commits to Enric Mas after signing contract with Movistar
The Veneto Classic proved to be the last race in UAE Team Emirates colours for Davide Formolo

Davide Formolo commits to Enric Mas after signing contract with Movistar

Carlos Canal, Manlio Moro, Javier Romo and Pelayo Sanchez also announced, whilst Rémi Cavagna is on his way

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Link to Geraint Thomas: It would be nice to go back to the Giro d'Italia in 2024
Out of the pink jersey but with a lot to be proud of, Geraint Thomas ended the Giro d'Italia with his head held high

Geraint Thomas: It would be nice to go back to the Giro d'Italia in 2024

Welshman reflects on 'three good weeks' in 2023 and looks forward to next season

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