Tasmania's reigning Enduro GP World Champion Matt Phillips to retire

Tasmania's reigning Enduro GP World Champion Matt Phillips to retire

Posted July 20, 2017 19:49:22 Photo: Matthew Phillips has spent the past five years living and training in Italy. (Facebook: Matthew Phillips Off-Road) Homesickness and disillusionment has seen Tasmania’s Matt Phillips announce his retirement from Enduro GP. Photo: Tasmanian rider Matthew Phillips takes a break. (Facebook: Matthew Phillips Off-Road) At just 23 years old, Phillips is a four-time world title winner and the reigning Enduro GP World Champion. He will see out his contract with bike manufacturer Sherco, before hanging up his suit at the end of the season. His…

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Meet cycling's 'servants'

Meet cycling's 'servants'

While the leading riders of each team are the ones battling it out for glory and the highly-coveted yellow jersey, behind them are a host of cyclists sacrificing themselves for the cause. These selfless riders — called “domestiques,” which translates literally as “servants” — do everything in their power to make life as easy as possible for the main men. From dropping back and offering their leader a slipstream to catching and reeling in breakaway riders, none of their physical exertions are for personal gain. The term was first coined…

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Formula E: Big Apple double for flying Bird

Formula E: Big Apple double for flying Bird

Story highlights Sam Bird completes New York double First ever ePrix in Big Apple Di Grassi closes on Buemi DS Virgin racer Bird, winner of the inaugural race in the Big Apple the day before, proved the man to beat again as he capitalized on pole position for another impressive victory. The Mahindras of Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist completed the podium in Brooklyn. Bird lost the lead to Rosenqvist in a hectic start, but he regained it on lap 10 of 49 with a superb pass and controlled proceedings…

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