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Back from broke in Manangatang

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JOHN CRAVEN proudly recalls the day he dipped into his wallet and found $50 to help a baby-faced bikerider who couldn’t afford breakfast: AS A DOWNTRODDEN cycling promoter for the past 28 years, quite often something happens that either provokes a barrage of r... More »

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It’s King Bling of the Tour de France fast men

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NO MATTER how far he fell behind in pursuit of the prize he wanted at the Tour de France, Michael Matthews vowed he would never concede defeat. Finally, the power of persistence has paid off. JOHN TREVORROW and RON REED report: AUSTRALIAN CYCLIST Michael Matth... More »

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Flare-up as Matthews wins again at the Tour

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AUSTRALIAN RIDER Michael Matthews has done it again at the Tour de France. Our man on the spot, JOHN TREVORROW, reports: MICHAEL MATTHEWS is enjoying the ride of his life at the Tour de France, winning his second stage in three days and putting himself within ... More »

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France salutes a fixture at the great race

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NOTHING HAS BEEN able to stop our man at the Tour de France clocking up a mighty milestone, with chief writer RON REED reporting on what it was like going along for the ride. SOME PEOPLE now call it the Tour de Iffy, and for good reason. John Trevorrow, known ... More »

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“Bling” goes bang for an Aussie stage win

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ON A DAY HE was honoured himself at the Tour de France, JOHN TREVORROW applauds the first stage win by an Australian. MICHAEL MATTHEWS showed his true class by winning stage 14 at the Tour de France after a series of near-misses earlier in the three-week marat... More »

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Italian pedals past Froome and no debate this time

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AT THE Tour de France, JOHN TREVORROW sees the protagonists in an earlier controversy pass the coveted yellow jersey from one to the other: ITALY’S FABIO ARU is far from the best-known name in the Tour de France peloton but that is changing fast now that he is... More »

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Talking a good Tour in the footsteps of Phil Liggett

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RON REED is tuning into the new voices of the Tour de France – and likes what he hears: IS ANYBODY missing the dulcet tones of Phil Liggett yet? Hopefully Phil, who I regard as a friend or at least a workplace acquaintance with whom I have often shared a glass... More »

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The Sagan saga: Did he get what was coming to him?

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AUSTRALIA’S most experienced cycling commentator, former Australian road champion JOHN TREVORROW – on the spot at the Tour de France – wonders whether a world champion has been taken for a ride: SLOVAKIAN superstar Peter Sagan’s controversial expulsion has bee... More »