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Link to Rising star: Oliver Knight a calm and confident WorldTour debutant
Knight has taken to the Tour de la Provence as part of his early season race schedule

Rising star: Oliver Knight a calm and confident WorldTour debutant

The new Cofidis rider has had a steady rise to the top, and is ready to ply his trade at the highest level after a promising four years as an under-23

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Link to Lidl-Trek pro bike: Natnael Tesfatsion’s Trek Madone SLR
Natnael Tesfatsion's Trek Madone from the Tour Down Under

Lidl-Trek pro bike: Natnael Tesfatsion’s Trek Madone SLR

Trek’s aero bike is typical in many ways but stands out from the crowd thanks to its IsoFlow technology

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Link to GCN goes gravel riding with Valtteri Bottas and Tiffany Cromwell in Adelaide
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GCN goes gravel riding with Valtteri Bottas and Tiffany Cromwell in Adelaide

Alex Paton is treated to an adventure on Australian roads, with the perfect tour guides in the Formula 1 driver and Canyon-SRAM pro

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Link to Simon Yates: I want to try to take it to these super teams
Simon Yates got his season underway at the Santos Tour Down Under

Simon Yates: I want to try to take it to these super teams

Brit continuing his early season at the AlUla Tour, as he takes aim at the Tour de France podium

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Link to Why the all-rounder superbike could be a disadvantage: GCN Tech Show
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Why the all-rounder superbike could be a disadvantage: GCN Tech Show

Are WorldTour teams with one all-round bike, like the Specialized Tarmac SL8, paying the price compared to teams with more than one option at their disposal?

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Link to Lidl-Trek pro bike: Quinn Simmons’ Trek Madone SLR
The Trek Madone features IsoFlow technology

Lidl-Trek pro bike: Quinn Simmons’ Trek Madone SLR

Are turned-in levers banned? Not on Simmons’ Lidl-Trek aero road bike

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Link to Movistar pro bike: Iván García Cortina’s Canyon Aeroad CFR
Movistar's Canyon Aeroad CFR

Movistar pro bike: Iván García Cortina’s Canyon Aeroad CFR

Canyon’s aero road bike is a familiar sight in the WorldTour peloton but Movistar has new Time pedals for 2024

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Link to Julian Alaphilippe calls into question his Soudal Quick-Step future and possible retirement
Julian Alaphilippe was pleasantly surprised with his level at the Santos Tour Down Under

Julian Alaphilippe calls into question his Soudal Quick-Step future and possible retirement

Two-time world champion discusses Soudal Quick-Step, the Tour Down Under and the Giro d'Italia, as he looks forward to 2024 with fresh ambition and 'grinta'

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Link to Tour Down Under tech gallery: WorldTour equipment and accessory changes 2024
WorldTour equipment changes for 2024

Tour Down Under tech gallery: WorldTour equipment and accessory changes 2024

Lots has changed in the world of tech since riders disappeared for their winter breaks, with teams swapping to new equipment and accessories

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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 Surprising winners at Tour Down Under: GCN Racing News Show
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Surprising winners at Tour Down Under: GCN Racing News Show

The fortunes of Bora-Hansgrohe and Israel-Premier Tech are on the up after the first WorldTour race of the season, as Dan Lloyd reflects on a week of surprising winners

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Link to Oscar Onley ‘pretty disappointed’ on final day but takes positives from Tour Down Under
Oscar Onley struggled to follow the winning move at the Tour Down Under

Oscar Onley ‘pretty disappointed’ on final day but takes positives from Tour Down Under

Stage 5 winner had a chance to chase the overall but came up short on final climb

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Link to Stephen Williams: I want to go to the biggest races in the world and do this
Stephen Williams and Israel-Premier Tech played a confidence game at the Tour Down Under

Stephen Williams: I want to go to the biggest races in the world and do this

Tour Down Under victory a huge confidence boost for Welshman with big ambitions ahead in 2024

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Link to Tour Down Under pro bike: Álvaro Hodeg’s Colnago V4Rs
The Colnago V4Rs was on show at the Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under pro bike: Álvaro Hodeg’s Colnago V4Rs

A proven winner at WorldTour level, UAE Team Emirates’ bike has received a minor update for 2024 with new ENVE wheel hubs

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Link to 'I can do better' - Isaac del Toro misses out on final Tour Down Under stage
Isaac del Toro burst onto the WorldTour scene at the Tour Down Under

'I can do better' - Isaac del Toro misses out on final Tour Down Under stage

Neo pro comes away with a stage win and third overall on WorldTour debut

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Link to Tour Down Under stage 6: Stephen Williams wins the Tour Down Under
Stephen Williams wins the Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under stage 6: Stephen Williams wins the Tour Down Under

The British rider takes the stage win and the overall victory on Mount Lofty ahead of Jhonatan Narváez and Isaac del Toro

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Link to GCN takes on former Tour Down Under winner Richie Porte on Willunga Hill
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GCN takes on former Tour Down Under winner Richie Porte on Willunga Hill

Alex Paton challenges the two-time Tour Down Under winner, as Porte reminisces on Strava KoM and seven Willunga Hill victories

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Link to Julian Alaphilippe ‘not in top’ shape but signs good at Tour Down Under, says DS
Julian Alaphilippe finished fourth on stage 5 of the Tour Down Under

Julian Alaphilippe ‘not in top’ shape but signs good at Tour Down Under, says DS

Frenchman misses out on Willunga Hill victory after going too early in sprint, as we hear from Soudal Quick-Step's Geert Van Bondt

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Link to Tour Down Under: Simon Yates and Jayco AlUla struggle to make Willunga Hill hard
Simon Yates and Jayco AlUla took up the pace setting at the Tour Down Under, but to no avail

Tour Down Under: Simon Yates and Jayco AlUla struggle to make Willunga Hill hard

Loss of Luke Plapp and short climb works against British climber as group survives to the top

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Link to Tour Down Under Hot Tech: Pro bikes, hot trends, new gear and more
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Tour Down Under Hot Tech: Pro bikes, hot trends, new gear and more

WorldTour teams show off new bikes and kit for 2024 at the first big race of the season in Adelaide

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Link to Sarah Gigante smashes Strava record in Willunga Hill time trial win
Richie Porte and Sarah Gigante win the Willunga Hill time trial

Sarah Gigante smashes Strava record in Willunga Hill time trial win

Women’s Tour Down Under winner benefits from favourable wind conditions, as Richie Porte wins men's time trial and retains Strava record from Oscar Onley

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Link to Tour Down Under: Stevie Williams ‘over the moon’ in leader’s jersey but tough defence looms
Stevie Williams took the lead of the Tour Down Under on stage 5

Tour Down Under: Stevie Williams ‘over the moon’ in leader’s jersey but tough defence looms

Welshman took the race lead on countback and will face fierce competition on final Mount Lofty stage

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Link to Tour Down Under stage 5: Oscar Onley wins on Willunga Hill
Oscar Onley took the win on stage 5 of the Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under stage 5: Oscar Onley wins on Willunga Hill

The Brit takes the victory ahead of Stephen Williams and Jhonatan Narváez, setting the stage for a thrilling race finale on Mount Lofty

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Link to 'We’re not here for a holiday' - teams already chasing UCI points at Tour Down Under
Astana Qazaqstan will be particularly worried about UCI points, having finished bottom amongst the WorldTour teams in 2023

'We’re not here for a holiday' - teams already chasing UCI points at Tour Down Under

January racing becoming more important and more competitive under new relegation system

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