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Bicycle Racing News and Opinion,
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know. - Groucho Marx

Current Racing

The Michelton Bay Cycling Classic just finished with Caleb Ewan winning three of the four stages and final GC. Pretty impressive. We've got complete results posted for all four stages.

Caleb Ewan

Caleb Ewan was impressive at the Bay Cycling Classic

Next race we'll follow will be the People's Choice Classic, also in Australia. Then there is the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, which starts January 18, followed by the Santos Tour Down Under, starting on the 19th.

Vincenzo Nibali moving to Trek-Segafredo?

Tour, Giro and Vuelta winner Vincenzo Nibali has a year to go in his Astana contract. Since management of Astana is no longer in the hands of his confidant Giuseppe Martinelli, Nibali has made no secret of his desire to move to another team.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2015 Coppa Bernocchi

It is said that negotiations between Trek-Segafredo and Nibali are near their final phase, though UCI rules forbid any announcement before August 1.

It should be noted that Astana boss Alexandre Vinokourov feels sure he'll be able to keep Nibali after 2016. Whoever gets him, it won't be cheap. Nibali is said to earn 4,000,000 Euros/year.

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