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Anyone who saw Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will almost certainly say that it is one of the best races, well, ever in the history of roads. So it’s an almost exclusive OHN Tweets of the Week: we have Wolfpacks, beardies, bad predictions and bad, bad tactics. Settle down with some frites and mayo, because we’re off!

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It was another Belgian race with Etixx-QuickStep doing the majority of the work for the majority of the race – but the finale couldn’t have been more different from yesterday. Mark Cavendish ensured his team wouldn’t get another spanking when they got into the team bus by passing Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) in the last few metres for his second Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne victory.

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I think it’s fairly obvious how much we love great cycling photography here at VeloVoices Towers – we’ve had interviews with everyone from the Grubers to Emily Maye, Ian Walton to Wei Yuet Wong. And one digital magazine that feeds that love for great cycling photography is Conquista.

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‘First off you’re riding bikes, on snow – that’s silly… but it’s fun!’

Did she say 3 psi? Feels like floating on air? And it’s on snow you say?

Where do I sign up?

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Some guy I know a few weeks back said, with considerable venom, “I HATE those fat bikes!”

Why? What’s to hate? They look like a blast. Fun + Bike = Hate…? And it’s for fat people? Nah that is awesome.

Enjoy the vid.

And just for good measure, another video from the Snow Epic 2014, last year in the Swiss Alps, 5 stages over 3 days.

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He can ride the Classics, he can win sprints, he can win the points jersey in a Grand Tour that favours hardened climbers. Hell yeah, it’s the Mighty Degs!!

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Remember the days when the peloton looked like a flock of spectacularly coloured tropical birds, flitting and soaring around various parcours and brightening the drab cobbles in April? Ahh the memories of Mapei – [slips off into reverie]

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Florent Piovesan produced this delightful short film to celebrate his grandfather’s 80th birthday and his love of cycling. Yet another reminder of how cycling keeps us young!    

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Twelve-hour days, sand-encrusted bikes and shared facilities don’t seem to ruffle the feathers of BMC’s mechanics out in Qatar.

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Many, many years ago, when I was a kid, Santa put a pack of Western Gunfighters Top Trumps in my stocking, and it wasn’t long before I was hooked on comparing who had the highest price on their heads and who had the most kills. Imagine how thrilled I am to see that Procycling Trumps is going strong with, well, Procycling Top Trumps. Now I can see how El Pistolero squares up to his rivals! (See what I did there?)

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Another week of racing, another week of hot tweets dealing with the burning issues of the day. We have Jack Bobridge’s (unsuccessful) hour attempt, Bernie‘s Luca-like beardage, Fabs and the Force and Mick Jagger‘s continuing solo tour of lonely places. Oleg‘s in the gruppetto with Basso, as is the Velvet Samurai and Katusha trick cyclists.

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  • The Week in Numbers January 19, 2018
    Mario Balotelli, Edinson Cavani, Neymar, and Paul Pogba star in’s latest stats review, along with a rapid goal, some on-song Lions, and an all-time Barça-Real record being under threat.
  • Communication and cooperation stressed by summit participants January 19, 2018
    At the fifth FIFA Executive Football Summit of the 2017/2018 series in Amsterdam, representatives from 21 FIFA member associations held discussions on the FIFA Forward Programme, the future of youth and women’s competitions, the transfer system and players' status. rounds up some of the reactions.
  • FIFA obtains preliminary injunction against viagogo January 19, 2018
    The Hamburg District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Switzerland-based viagogo AG, banning the company from offering tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ via its online ticket marketplace prior to FIFA officially allocating such tickets and/or to viagogo AG physically possessing them.


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  • Atapuma heads UAE Team Emirates for Vuelta a San Juan - News Shorts January 18, 2018
    UAE Team Emirates backing Atapuma in Vuelta a San Juan One year on from the UAE Team Emirates' first victory by Rui Costa atop the Alto Colorado, the squad will return to the Vuelta a San Juan seeking similar success with a new crop of riders. Tour de Suisse stage winner Darwin Atapuma will head the six-man squad for the UCI 2.1-ranked race in Argentina […]
  • Katusha-Alpecin teammates key to Haas' podium bid January 18, 2018
    Of the new and updated colours of the peloton in 2018, the red and light blue of Katusha-Alpecin has been ever present at the head of the peloton for the Tour Down Under finals. The Swiss-registered team is backing Nathan Haas for a podium, with the Australian finishing fourth and fifth overall in previous editions. In his opening five race days in 2018, Haa […]
  • Whereabouts system does not violate human rights, European court rules January 18, 2018
    The whereabouts system used in anti-doping was validated on Thursday in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after Jeannie Longo and a number of other French athletes brought a case arguing that the system infringed on their freedoms. Longo, a retired multiple world champion who was cleared of a whereabouts violation in 2011, was one of two applicants i […]


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