Eight riders to watch at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Chris Froome will be looking to win his third Crit rium du Dauphine in four years, but will any of these other contenders beat him to the title?

Chris Froome Where better to start than two-time champion Chris Froome 1 ?

The Team Sky rider has gone on to win the Tour de France 2 each time he s taken victory at the Crit rium du Dauphin 3 , in 2013 and 2015

Astana: Longer cranks not to blame for Vincenzo Nibali’s Giro d’Italia performance

Astana say the Italian’s change in crank length has nothing to do with his below par performance at the 2016 Giro d’Italia Astana say they refuse to put blame the bike for Vincenzo Nibali 1 s performance in the Giro d Italia 2 this week.

Nibali changed to longer crank arms this winter and unlike his teammates using Campagnolo s electronic shifting, he decided on a mechanical group.

From living like royalty in the depths of the desert to relaxing on your own private beach: Why it pays to explore the lesser known Emirate, Ras Al…

Ras Al Khaimah is situated in the UAE and just 40-minute drive from Dubai It offers visitors the chance to stay in both the desert or down by the beach Banyan Tree offers ultimate luxury with pool villas and romantic hideaways | View comments Does it get any better than waking up with a dip in your own private pool before leisurely cycling down a winding desert track to breakfast?

For me, that’s pretty idyllic

Vincenzo Nibali previews ‘nervous and difficult’ Tirreno-Adriatico

Early-season stage race offers an unpredictable challenge thanks to habitually tough weather on a difficult parcours Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) eyes the winner’s trident at the pre-race press conference.

Photo: ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI Vincenzo Nibali 1 thrives in Italy s Tirreno-Adriatico 2 stage race because of what he called its unpredictable nature.

On Wednesday, along the Tuscan coast in Lido di Camaiore, he will begin his quest for a third title

Edvald Boasson Hagen wins stage five of the Tour of Oman as Vincenzo Nibali retains lead

The Norweigian roared back to take a second stage win of the race after losing his overall lead on Green Mountain on stage four Dimension Data 1 today once again proved they will be a force to be reckoned with this season when Edvald Boasson Hagen 2 won stage five of the 2016 Tour of Oman 3 .

The Norwegian sprinted clear of a small group for his second victory of the race and the team s sixth of he season so far, including Boasson Hagen s time trial win at the Tour of Qatar 4 .

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali 5 (Astana) and fellow GC hopeful Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale), who sat in second, finished the stage safely with the same time as the winner to retain their places on GC.