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Champ quits on a high

This title was the headline for an article in the Herald Sun yesterday (24/7/13, p. 81). Was it a joke or is writer James MacSmith psychic, since this morning we woke up to the hardly even an-eyebrow-raised news that the day after announcing his retirement from professional cycling Stuart O’Grady has been named as one of the drug cheats on the 1998 Tour de France. David Doherty best sums up our feelings here … Read entire article »

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West Aussie wins gold in London

West Aussie wins gold in London

West Australian Melissa Hoskins has won gold in the Women’s Scratch race at the World Cup, held in London over the weekend. The meet was the first chance for riders to try out the Olympic velodrome, which is reputed to be a fast track and likely to produce plenty of world records in the Games. Hoskins was part of the team which won the women’s team pursuit at the national championships only a couple of … Read entire article »

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Perth Criteriums start this weekend

Perth Criteriums start this weekend

The Smokefree Perth Criteriums kick off this weekend, with the first race taking place in the City of Stirling at Osborne Park. The Osborne Park course, which is making its first appearance in the series, is predicted to be a fast one. Criteriums are run over short courses – generally less than 5kms – on closed public roads, and the Perth Crit series, which will also include races at Victoria Park, Fremantle and Leederville, offer … Read entire article »

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Karri Cup coming up

Karri Cup coming up

The Karri Cup MTB Challenge will, as usual, be held on the Labour Day long weekend, March 3 and 4 – 2012. The Karri Cup is one of Western Australia’s largest and longest running mountain bike events and takes place in the Southern Forests around the south west town of Northcliffe. The course, which encompasses 100 kms among the karri, some of the world’s tallest trees, caters for all ages and abilities with categories for teams … Read entire article »

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WA cyclists on show at TDU

WA cyclists on show at TDU

Luke Durbridge and Cameron Meyer, who recently took out first and second in the national time trials, displayed their talent again at the Tour DownUnder which finished in Adelaide yesterday. On the final day both WA riders in the new Australian team GreenEDGE worked strongly at the front of the peloton to keep up the pace and Meyer was also part of a small breakaway that ensured that potential winner Alejandro Valverde didn’t get the … Read entire article »

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WA riders shine at 2012 Mars Cycling Australia Nat Champs

WA riders shine at 2012 Mars Cycling Australia Nat Champs

West Australian cyclists have been busy on the east coast, competing in the nation’s top cycling events. 2012 kicked off with the Jayco Bay Classic, a four stage criterium series in Victoria, which saw Perth’s rising star Anthony ‘AJ’ Giacoppo take out stage 3 of the men’s series while Melissa Hoskins, who has been snapped up by GreenEDGE, was the overall winner of the women’s event. Hoskins had the pressure on as she came into the … Read entire article »

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Cameron Meyer heads GreenEDGE lineup for TDU

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Meyer wins 2011 Tour de Perth

Meyer wins 2011 Tour de Perth

After four second place finishes in the Tour de Perth, 2011 proved to be the golden year for Cameron Meyer as he convincingly won all three stages to take out the Tour de Perth. Anthony Giacoppo took out second place, with Adam Semple in third. In the B Grade, Luke Vitler claimed silver in all three stages, which gave him the overall B Grade title, with Robert Power in second place and Brendon Meney in third. 2011 … Read entire article »

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Tour de Perth – this weekend!

Tour de Perth – this weekend!

 The Tour de Perth is back and is shaping up to be Western Australia’s premier road cycling event.  The 2011 Be Active Cycle Instead Tour de Perth will provide something for everyone, from families participating in the Amy Gillett Foundation  Community Ride to elite cyclists fighting to be crowned the Be Active Cycle Instead Tour de Perth champion. Online entries have closed however you could still join in the Amy Gillett ride and then kick … Read entire article »

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