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Tour de France 2019 Live Dashboard.

(cyclingfans.com)-"2019 Tour de France LIVE July 6-28.

Tuesday is a rest day.

Stage 11 start time: Wednesday 1:35 CET (4:35 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 12:55 CET (3:55 AM PDT).

Approximate finish:
5:32 CET (8:32 AM PDT)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

July 15, 2019











Tour de France: Wout van Aert wins stage 10.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Van Aert takes it!

Wow.

Viviani second, Ewan third.

Alaphilippe takes lead into first rest day."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 15, 2019








Great day for Dan Martin on Tour; gains big time in crosswinds.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Having been caught out a number of times in the Tour de France before today’s stage 10 when the peloton split, there were no such problems for Dan Martin today." (stickybottle.com)

July 15, 2019





Top Banana: Tour de France stage 10 - Luke Rowe.

(rouleur.cc)-"Adieu, Pinot. Adios, Landa. Farewell, Fuglsang. Bye bye, Richie Porte. And see you later, the entire EF Education squad, having pushed the split in the first place." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Offside/l'Equipe

July 15, 2019






Tour Stage Ten Preview: Resting a Day Early.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Tomorrow sees one of the periods where nothing much happens in the Tour, and you know what, that’s okay. We’ve had plenty of action in the first week (and, as the guy who previewed stages one, three and six, I’ve had more than my share of action." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images)

July 15, 2019





Nibali hits back at Tour de France armchair critics after losing time.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) has hit back at armchair tifosi who "watch the Tour de France on TV, drink Coca-Cola, eat popcorn, and criticize people on social media." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 15, 2019



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Tour de France: Impey wins in Brioude.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Impey takes the win. Benoot is second and Tratnik is third. Massive win for Impey, South Africa and Mitchelton Scott. He's worn yellow but this is different." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 14, 2019








Five talking points from stage nine.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"As the 15-rider breakaway rode clear of the peloton on stage nine, those risking a day out front will have been bolstered by the opportunity to fight for the stage." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

July 14, 2019







Tour de France: Stage 9 finish line quotes.

(cyclingnews.com)-"It's pretty much for me, from the Tour de France perspective, it's something that I was really missing. It's the seventh time I'm riding the Tour de France and have been in a number of breakaways, to finally nail it today - it's a dream come true. I really don't have any words." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 14, 2019







Tour Stage Nine Preview: Bastille Battle.

(podiumcafe.com)-"A Bastille Day breakaway is always an interesting one and there are some interesting French candidates to attempt to make this stage their own. Lilian Calmejane disappointed by not going in the breakaway on stage eight but he must surely do so on Sunday." (podiumcafe.com) MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images

July 14, 2019







Woods disappointed to lose GC options in late-race spill.

(velonews.com)-"Tour rookie Woods wasn't injured in a late-race crash Saturday but he lost valuable time that took him out of the GC picture." (velonews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

July 14, 2019








Tour de France 2019 Live Dashboard.

(cyclingfans.com)-"2019 Tour de France LIVE July 6-28.

Stage 10 start time: Monday 12:10 CET (3:10 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 11:30 CET (2:30 AM PDT).

Approximate finish:
5:43 CET (8:43 AM PDT)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

July 14, 2019





Tour Stage Ten Preview: Resting a Day Early.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Tomorrow sees one of the periods where nothing much happens in the Tour, and you know what, that’s okay. We’ve had plenty of action in the first week (and, as the guy who previewed stages one, three and six, I’ve had more than my share of action." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images)

July 14, 2019



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Tour de France: De Gendt wins in Saint Etienne.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Pinot takes second place, Alaphilippe third, and with it the yellow jersey.

Alaphilippe regains maillot jaune with late attack." (cyclingnews.com)

July 13, 2019








Tour de France: Stage 8 finish line quotes.

(cyclingnews.com)-"There was a dramatic finale to stage 8 of the Tour de France, as Thomas De Gendt won from the breakaway, Julian Alaphilippe recovered the yellow jersey from Giulio Ciccone." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 13, 2019







Mikel Landa: ‘Geraint Thomas is now the clear leader of Ineos’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Thomas began as Ineos’ only former Tour winner after Chris Froome’s crash and broken femur, but Ineos selected 22-year-old Egan Bernal as co-leader among their eight-man roster. As the stages tick by, however, Thomas looks consistent and ready to defend his title." (cyclingweekly.com) (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

July 13, 2019





Tour Stage 8 preview: Give us a break.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Our journey towards the Pyrenees and the brutal second half of this race continues. This is another “transport” stage." (podiumcafe.com) Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images

July 13, 2019








6 conclusions from the 2019 Giro Rosa.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 2019 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile provided 10 days of excellent women's racing. Looking back on the only women's Grand Tour, Cyclingnews draws six conclusions from the Giro Rosa." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 15, 2019








Tour de France 2019 stage 10 finish line quotes.

(cyclingnews.com)-"I can't believe it, beating all those fast guys in the sprint. Ah... Sorry, I can't believe it. It's above anything else. I felt it in the last 10 days, how big this race is. Winning in my first attempt...wow." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 15, 2019





2019 Tour de France Week One Recap.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"While Alaphilippe was cheered throughout for a second straight day, Slovakia’s Peter Sagan won his 12th Tour de France stage, reserving enough strength over the hills of Alsace to storm a reduced bunch sprint." (roadbikeaction.com)

July 15, 2019





‘You miss the big sprinters’: How absence of Cavendish & Kittel has changed the Tour de France sprints.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Riders at the Tour explain how the absence of Kittel, who won 14 stages, and Cavendish, with 30 stages, has affected the 2019 edition." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto)

July 15, 2019





Marcin Bialoblocki rides 100 mile time trial in 3:13:37, smashing the British competition record.

(road.cc)-"It's now been confirmed by The CTT that TT specialist Marcin Bialoblocki has broken the UK national 100 mile time trial record, taking over three minutes off Adam Duggleby's previous record set in 2017 to lay down a blistering new mark of 3:13:37." (road.cc) (Jack Sexty)

July 15, 2019






Half price SIS nutrition in Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The most inviting deal we’ve seen so far is on the SIS Go Isotonic gels. Isotonic gels can be used without water, and these contain 20g of carbohydrate per dose." (cyclingweekly.com) Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

July 15, 2019





Hands-On: Elite’s New $799 Suito Smart Trainer (with cassette).

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"It’s very likely that the just announced Elite Suito will be the trainer to beat for 2019 in terms of value for the money. It appears to be the ideal balance of functionality and price." (dcrainmaker.com)

July 15, 2019







New Cannondale CAAD13 First Ride - Can aluminium still cut it?

(road.cc)-"This is the all-new Cannondale CAAD13, the latest in a long line of aluminium road bikes from the US company. Cannondale claims the redesigned bike is faster, lighter, more capable and more comfortable than the previous CAAD12." (road.cc) (David Arthur)

July 15, 2019





Lezyne Macro Easy, Plus & Super Pro update simple, affordable GPS computers.

(bikerumor.com)-"Lezyne again expands its GPS cycling computer offering with new Macro Easy, Macro Plus & Super Pro devices. All three new GPS computer offer longer battery life, improved displays in more versatile, redesigned bodies." (bikerumor.com) (Cory Benson)

July 15, 2019





Best road tires 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Often taken for granted, the tire is by far the most important weapon in your bicycle’s arsenal. It is, after all, the only point of contact your bike has with the ground and failing to recognize this fact can make or break the way your bike performs." (cyclingnews.com) (Courtesy)

July 15, 2019



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Giro Rosa: Van Vleuten seals overall victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Marianne Vos (CCC Liv) won stage 10 on a cobbled, uphill finish at the Udine Castle, her fourth Giro Rosa stage win of 2019 and her 25th in total." (cyclingnews.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

July 14, 2019





Evelyn Dong and Alex Grant Win 2019 Crusher in the Tushar.

(cxmagazine.com)"-"Utah-based mountain bike racers Evelyn Dong (Pivot Stan’s NoTubes) and Alex Grant (Gear Rush) climbed to crushing victories at the 2019 Crusher in the Tushar gravel race in Utah." (cxmagazine.com)

July 14, 2019





Van Vleuten helps Spratt onto Giro Rosa podium on final mountain stage.

(cyclingnews.com)-"With a 4:11 lead on the GC after stage 8, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) didn't really have to worry about her maglia rosa on the final mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile on Saturday. Instead, the race leader lent a hand to her teammate Amanda Spratt." (cyclingnews.com) (Courtesy of Annemiek van Vleuten)

July 14, 2019






Bennett: 4th on GC, ready to ride for Kruijswijk.

(velonews.com)-"George Bennett is one of the more charismatic riders in the pro peloton. He’d dearly love a chance to race for himself but, this July, he’s committed to the cause of helping Steven Kruijswijk." (velonews.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

July 14, 2019








Landa: Pinot is in excellent form at this Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Pinot has been doing great since the start of the race," Landa admitted on his team's website. "He's always been a rider to follow in Grand Tours, and seems to be in excellent condition here." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 14, 2019





Thomas De Gendt says Tour de France stage eight victory better than Ventoux and Stelvio wins.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"De Gendt rode clear at kilometer zero in the 200km stage with several categorized and uncategorized climbs ahead of him. Though the roads are not as famous as the Stelvio and Ventoux, the ride means more to him." (cyclingweekly.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

July 14, 2019





Canyon reportedly wants Mathieu van der Poel to ride with Movistar.

(cycling.today)"-"Canyon, the bike sponsor of both Mathieu van der Poel and Movistar, is hoping to orchestrate a move that would send the Dutch rider to the Spanish team." (cycling.today)

July 14, 2019





Laura Kenny leading the battle to get young girls active: 'There are such small changes that can have a huge health benefit'.

(telegraph.co.uk)-"The chief medical officer recommends that every child should be active for at least 60 minutes a day and Laura Kenny, the most successful track cyclist in Olympic history, has an idea to effortlessly account for a quarter of that time." (telegraph.co.uk) Credit: pa

July 14, 2019





Disc brakes and impact drivers: Dissecting a modern Tour de France wheel change.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Wheel changes have changed. Disc brakes, thru-axles - the fundamental act remains the same, out with the old wheel and in with the new, but the details are very different today than they were even two years ago." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Jered Gruber

July 14, 2019



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Giro Rosa: Van der Breggen wins stage 9.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Van Vleuten virtually seals overall win." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

July 13, 2019






Riders cry foul at Tour de France motorbikes, saying Alaphilippe slipstreamed into yellow.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After retaking the yellow jersey after a typically swashbuckling late attack on stage 8 of the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck Quick Step) was sent on the defensive after being accused of following in the slipstream of camera motorbikes." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 13, 2019









Five talking points from stage eight of the 2019 Tour de France.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"After getting in a four-man breakaway at the start of the attritional 200km stage eight of the Tour de France, Thomas De Gendt was last man standing as he held on to take a stunning victory." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

July 13, 2019





Peter Sagan stretching out lead in quest for record seventh green jersey.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Third place in Chalon-sur-Saône on stage 7, allied to another bundle of points in the intermediate sprint, was enough to see Sagan extend his lead in the competition to 56 points over Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 13, 2019








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Anti-doping labs on alert as powdered Aicar reported in Tour de France peloton.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The doping agent Aicar, a muscle-enhancing and fat-burning drug, is believed to be back in the professional peloton at the Tour de France 2019, with anti-doping agencies put on alert after tip-offs from prominent, yet anonymous, figures within the world of cycling." (cyclingweekly.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

July 15, 2019









Mikel Landa loses time after tangling with Warren Barguil.

(velonews.com)-"A touch of wheels sent Mikel Landa to the ground as the peloton broke into echelons. The Basque favorite ended up losing important time." (velonews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

July 15, 2019





Tour de France: Benoot not satisfied with 'most aggressive rider' award after second place.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Lotto Soudal unable to take a second stage win in a row on stage 9 of the Tour de France on Sunday, when Tiesj Benoot was left frustrated to finish as runner-up to Mitchelton Scott's Daryl Impey." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 15, 2019






How many watts did it take for Thomas De Gendt to take that epic solo win?

(cyclist.co.uk)-"The Belgian breakaway connoisseur was the first rider to attack on the stage, carving out a gap with fellow break regulars Ben King (Dimension Data), Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) and Alessandro De Marchi (CCC Team)." (cyclist.co.uk) (Joe Robinson)

July 15, 2019





Tour de France pro bikes: 11 of the lightest race bikes - Trek, Cannondale, Canyon, Specialized and more.

(road.cc)-"You’ve read all about the aero bikes being raced in this year’s Tour de France, bikes that are ideal for sprints and breakaways. As the race heads towards the mountains it’ll be the turn of the lightweight bikes to come to the fore, so here are some of the most interesting." (road.cc) (David Arthur)

July 15, 2019





French Parliament Calls For Tour de France to be Added to UNESCO ‘Intangible Heritage’ List.

(roadbikeaction.com)-"A group of French members of parliament urged on Sunday that the Tour de France be added to UNESCO’s world intangible cultural heritage list. France has 17 traditions on the UNESCO list, including “Equitation” and gastronomic meals." (roadbikeaction.com) (Bettini Photo)

July 15, 2019






Shimano RP4 SPD-SL Shoes.

(road.cc)-"The cheapest of Shimano's line-up of Boa-dial road shoes, the RP4s are snug, comfortable and easy to live with. There's a tiny amount of flex in the fiberglass reinforced soles, but it's barely noticeable in use, and they're bang-on in the value-for-money stakes." (road.cc) John Stevenson

July 15, 2019



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De Marchi suffers injuries in Tour de France crash.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"The CCC Team confirmed that he sustained a broken collarbone and rib, lung contusions and a pneumothorax in addition to numerous contusions in a crash that happened in the opening kilometers of the stage." (cyclingnews.com)

July 14, 2019





Richard Carapaz has agreed a move to Team Ineos, according to reports.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Giro d’Italia 2019 winner Richard Carapaz is apparently set to move from Movistar to Ineos, with a two-year deal said to be announced on August 1, when the transfer market opens." (cyclingweekly.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

July 14, 2019





Kittel to decide his future after the Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The important factor for Kittel "is whether I actually have what I need in order to be successful." And what he needs, indeed, what ever pro cyclist needs, he says, "is first of all an environment where riders, carers, DS, everyone pulls together." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

July 14, 2019





Two riders flee amateur race after refusing to let their bikes get checked for motors.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Suspicion had been growing for a while among riders at the Criterium Portogruarese, taking place in the north-east Italian region of Veneto, and at the third round of the race the group of riders taking part asked organisers to check the bikes of two riders, believing they were using hidden motors." (cyclingweekly.com) (Picture: Getty Images /AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

July 14, 2019





Top Banana: Tour de France stage 9 - Jasper Stuyven.

(rouleur.cc)-"Today’s ninth stage to Brioude was a route for those big cats of Belgian racing to purr, with Tiesj Benoot and Oliver Naesen joining Jasper Stuyven at the head of affairs." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Paolo Martelli

July 14, 2019





Cannondale SuperSix Evo 2020 first look.

(Josh-"The first thing you notice with the new SuperSix EVO is the newly designed frame shape featuring the more aerodynamic and comfort-enhancing dropped seat stays." (Josh Evans)

July 14, 2019





The rise of disc brakes at the Tour de France + tip from a pro mechanic for setting up disc brakes.

(road.cc)-"Love or hate them, disc brakes are here to stay and at this year’s Tour de France they were a much bigger presence than in any previous year." (road.cc) (David Arthur)

July 14, 2019






‘TV is more in control of the race than the UCI’: Top riders slam Tour de France motorbikes.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The motorbikes should be more in front, they are way to close now. Not only here, but also in the Giro d’Italia it was the same problem,” Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo) explained." (cyclingweekly.com) (Getty Images)

July 14, 2019






HED Vanquish 4 - Stiff, versatile yet needing a bit more care.

(intheknowcycling.com)"-"It would be an understatement to say HED Cycling took a while to offer an all-carbon clincher wheelset. One of the first to sell wheels using toroid shaped, deep section rims to gain aero advantage over 10 years ago, the company had only used their patented design for tubular or carbon-alloy wheelsets." (intheknowcycling.com)

July 14, 2019



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The secrets to a Thomas De Gendt breakaway.

(cyclingtips.com)-"A successful breakaway is an art, but it’s also a science. And Thomas de Gendt is a prodigy. With his solo win into Saint-Etienne on Saturday, de Gendt cemented his reputation as cycling’s foremost breakaway rider." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

July 13, 2019





10 reasons crashes happen at the Tour de France.

(velonews.com)-"Why were there so many crashes in the first week of the Tour de France? As we all know, going down on a bike is brutal. As EF Education First CEO Jonathan Vaughters described it, “crashing is like jumping out of a car at 30 mph in your underwear." (velonews.com) Allen Lim PhD

July 13, 2019





Keisse re-signs for a year with Deceuninck Quick Step.

(cyclingnews.com)-"It has been a difficult year for Iljo Keisse, but he has been rewarded for past services with a one-year contract extension with Deceuninck Quick Step. 2020 will mark the Belgian rider's 11th year with Patrick Lefevere's Belgian team." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

July 13, 2019




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