1. Realise the new World Tour calendar is seriously mental Abu Dhabi in February? We’ve only just left there! And what’s the Tour of Turkey doing between Amstel and Liege? 2. Refuse to call ‘Giant-Alpecin’, ‘Sunweb’ Tom Dumoulin will always ride for Giant-Alpecin, okay? 3. Watch every minute of Tour Down Under coverage, setting an
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Starting next week, the Dubai Tour is entering its third year as a strangely enjoyable ‘stage race’. Okay, so there’s no chance of seeing any cat-and-mouse attacks, stinging breakaway moves or breath-taking descents, but there’s something simple about the bunch sprint tear-ups in Dubai’s selection of resorts.
Whilst there have been only a handful of big name transfers ahead of the 2016 season there are a whole host of deals that haven’t reached the headlines. In addition to Team Sky’s super squad strengthening (Michal Kwiatkowski, Mikel Landa, Benat Intxausti) other members of the World Tour have seen significant reshuffles including Trek, Cannondale
Niki Terpstra has defended his Tour of Qatar title, making it eight wins in ten years for his Belgian based team at the windiest race of the year. He produced an excellent time-trial to see off his rivals, but Alexander Kristoff applied late pressure by collecting back to back wins and earning 20 bonus seconds.