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Tour de Wallonie LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): (Eurosport live stream) Alternative Alternative (-- CET) (-- U.S. Eastern)Thumb Overlay."The 2016 Tour de Wallonie is being held from July 23-27. Only the final 3 stages will be broadcast live on television.

There should be Tour de Wallonie live streams at around 3:10pm CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern). Live streaming video: 3:10pm CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern)."
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Claeys wins stage 3 at Tour de Wallonie.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) swaps turns with Dimitri Claeys (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep). (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Dimitri Clayes won the third stage at Tour de Wallonie. The Belgian won the bunch kick to the line ahead of Gianni Meersman and Jonathan Hivert.

Meersman continues to lead the overall ranking, tied on time with Claeys, while Viacheslav Kuznetsov trails the pair by three seconds."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016






Seven key moments of the 2016 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux after the moto incident (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."After three weeks of racing the 2016 Tour de France concluded in Paris with Chris Froome hailed as the rightful champion.

The Team Sky leader never looked liked like losing, luck and circumstances appearing to be his greatest foes as he secured his third title."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016








Five things we learned from the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome celebrated as they crossed the finish line in Paris. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Just as others before him such as Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain, or even the disgraced Lance Armstrong, Froome proved this year that when one rider is simply better than the others, nothing can stop him.

It’s true that Froome had the strongest team, but he was individually the strongest climber, time trialer, descender, and flats rider. No one managed to take time out of Froome in any domain."
(velonews.com)

July 25, 2016





Peter Sagan unstoppable at the top of the UCI WorldTour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Peter Sagan wins stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de France Thumb Overlay."Can anyone stop Peter Sagan? The Slovak powerhouse has continued what is shaping up to be his best-ever season by taking three stage wins at the Tour de France, and continuing his lead at the top of the UCI WorldTour rankings.

Prior to the Tour, it looked as though Sagan may lose his top spot to one of the Tour’s podium contenders, but the world champion enjoyed his best-ever Tour to amass even more WorldTour points."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





May all your pain turn to champagne.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): Photography by Anne-Marije Rook and Cor VosThumb Overlay."There is nothing quite like Paris in July. And on this fateful day in Paris in July, the Tour de France and La Course came to take over the streets of downtown to add to the chaos and charm of it all.

The weather is usually warmly accommodating, it was truly a beautiful summer day in Paris this year. J’adore."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

July 25, 2016






Robin Carpenter wins 2016 Cascade Cycling Classic.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Robin Carpenter (Holowesko Citadel) launching a late attack (Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)Thumb Overlay."Stephen Bassett wins final stage in Awbrey Butte." (cyclingnews.com)




July 25, 2016





Tech of the Week: New FSA groupset, what to pack for a 4,400 mile race, and more.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Our pick of the best tech stories from the last seven daysThumb Overlay."If you’re more interested in bikes than bikers, then the most interesting development of the last week was the arrival of a new groupset from FSA, which was first spotted at last year’s Tour but was only ridden for the first time on stage 17 of this year’s race." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016








Tour de France: Froome seals third overall victory in Paris.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chris Froome celebrates with his Team Sky teammates on the final Tour de France stage (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Chris Froome cruised to the overall victory in the Tour de France for the third time in his career, enjoying a sunny and uneventful final stage to Paris with his Sky teammates.

After dominating from the first mountain stage to the final showdown to Morzine, the Briton from Kenya finished more than four minutes ahead of second placed Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016







Five talking points from stage 21 of the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Andre Greipel wins in Paris. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."After storming his way to four bunch wins last year, going winless for a whole 20 stages at this year’s Tour de France and being upstaged by rival Mark Cavendish will have felt like a big comedown for André Greipel." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016








Chris Froome: ‘Special’ Tour de France will continue to be main focus.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Chris Froome, Tour de France 2016 Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Sky’s Chris Froome will finish the Tour de France in the yellow jersey in Paris on Sunday, and he plans to keep coming back to repeat his victory instead of branching out to other grand tours.

Froome’s rivals were unable to come close to upsetting his ride to a third title over the last three weeks."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016





Christian Prudhomme wants to reduce Tour de France team size to eight riders.

Thumbnail Credit (thebikecomesfirst.com): Photo: Wikimedia CommonsThumb Overlay."Prior to the final stage of the Tour de France, race director Christian Prudhomme has said that reducing the number of riders per team would help to revive interest in the race.

“More than ever, we need a rider less per team,” Prudhomme told L’Equipe."
(thebikecomesfirst.com)

July 24, 2016





French fans say “Merci, Bardet”.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Romain Bardet nabbed France's lone stage win of the 2016 Tour de France. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."“Heroic” read the headline in French sports daily L’Equipe Saturday morning.

That evening, Bardet secured his second place overall by holding off Nairo Quintana and others over the final Alpine mountain stage to Morzine. Along the Champs Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde Sunday afternoon, signs reading “Merci Bardet” welcome France’s hero."
(velonews.com)

July 24, 2016





Marini clips Mareczko in photo finish at Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Thumbnail Credit (eurosport.co.uk): Italians and former teammates Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Southeast) battle to photo finish on stage 8 - Photo: Adrian Hoe / Tour of Qinghai Lake - EurosportThumb Overlay."Italian Nicolas Marini holds on to early sprint to edge stage 2 winner and former teammate Jakub Mareczko on stage 8 of 15th Tour of Qinghai Lake." (eurosport.co.uk)


July 24, 2016






Vallee takes biggest win of his career in Wallonian sprint.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com): Photo: Lotto SoudalThumb Overlay."Boris Vallee continued what has been a very successful first season at Fortuneo Vital Concept when he claimed the biggest victory of his short career on stage 2 of the Tour de Wallonie.

In the bunch sprint on the lumpy circuit in Le Roeulx, he beat Tom Boonen and Roman Maikin but second place was enough for Boonen to retain the lead."
(cyclingquotes.com)

July 24, 2016




The future of women's cycling: a Q&A interview with Brian Cookson.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): UCI President Brian Cookson looks on during a press conference on mechanical fraud, in Paris, on June 27, 2016. (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."The UCI elections for the next president of the spots international governing body will take place during the World Championship in Bergen in September 2017, where current president Brian Cookson will be looking for a second term.

Cookson, in his original manifesto, laid down his plans for women’s cycling, such as a minimum wage, the Women’s Commission, better television coverage, new races and ensuring that women were a part of all of the governing body’s commissions."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





The Moment The Tour de France Was Won.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): (Cor Vos)Thumb Overlay."Chris Froome rides the Stage 13 time trial in the Ardèche. In a race where he’d taken seconds on descents and in the crosswinds, it was the time trials were he put minutes into his rivals and Stage 13 put him out of reach of all his rivals. This was the moment the race was won." (inrng.com)

July 25, 2016





La Course, Le Tour, and the Paris Finale.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): the La Course route is simply loops of the Champs-Élysées/Rue de Rivoli/Quai des Tuileries TdF course. Each loop is 7km, which would take the women about 8-10 minutes per loop.Thumb Overlay."While almost every day is a great day living in Paris, there are a few days that really take the cake: Bastille Day (Fête nationale), and the finish of the Tour de France.

Over the last three years however, ASO/UCI has added to the Tour de France final day festivities by including a one-stage women’s race called La Course."
(dcrainmaker.com)

July 25, 2016





Should the Tour de France switch to eight-man teams?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We consider whether a move to eight-man teams instead of nine would have made the 2016 Tour de France a closer contest after Chris Froome's dominant display Thumb Overlay."When Chris Froome crossed the finish line of this year’s Tour de France on Sunday evening, he did so just behind the peloton, arm in arm with his Sky teammates.

All eight of them. Although a subplot to Froome’s dominance, and a feat many teams have achieved before, that Sky finished the race with their full compliment of riders is an achievement in itself."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





Tour de France heads to China.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Kathy Zhou, General Manager of Activation Sports and Director of the Tour de France Branded Events in China, and Jean-Etienne Amaury (ASO)Thumb Overlay."The organizers of the Tour de France, Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) and Activation Group have that agreed that China will host the 'Tour de France Critérium' and a Chinese version of L'Etape in November.

The Tour de France has already enjoyed an Asian connection since 2013, organizing the end of season Saitama Criterium in Japan but the announcement marks the first move into China."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





Simon Yates wins Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Yates finishes fifth (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."A day after his twin brother Adam became the first British rider to win the best young rider’s white jersey at the Tour de France, Simon Yates has shown his own ability, winning the hilly Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia in the Basque Country." (cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





Philippe Gilbert linked with move to Etixx Quick Step.

Thumbnail Credit (thebikecomesfirst.com): Photo: Instagram (@bmcproteam)Thumb Overlay."Former World Champion Philippe Gilbert will ride for Etixx-Quick Step next season according to Het Nieuwsblad.

The report states that the 34 year-old has agreed terms with Patrick Lefevere and is expected to sign soon."
(thebikecomesfirst.com)

July 25, 2016





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The moments that won Chris Froome the 2016 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Alberto Contador suffered a high speed crash during stage one of the 2016 Tour de France. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."The panic and tension of the Tour de France’s first week always claims victims, and among them this year was Alberto Contador, who crashed as early as stage two and abandoned seven days later having haemorrhaged time all week.

Heading into the race he was the bookies’ third favorite for the overall, and it was widely thought that his mixture of climbing and tactical nous made him one of the few riders capable of beating Chris Froome."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016







Hosking wins La Course by Le Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5) took the overall win at the Tour of Chongming Island (Wiggle High5)Thumb Overlay."Chloe Hosking won La Course by Le Tour de France, taking the sprint of a reduced field.

The finale was marked by a series of crashes on the cobblestones. Second place went to Lotta Lepistö), with Marianne Vos third."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016





Rio is Froome’s next big goal, Vuelta maybe, Giro unlikely.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Pouring rain couldn't keep Chris Froome from cracking a smile as he crossed the finish line safely in yellow in the Tour's final mountain stage Saturday. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Sky’s Chris Froome is hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins, and is taking aim at an Olympic gold medal just weeks after winning the Tour de France.

Froome wraps up his third Tour career title Sunday in Paris, and now will set his sights on striking gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next month in Brazil. Wiggins won the Tour and the Olympic time trial in London in 2012."
(velonews.com)

July 24, 2016





Sean Yates dismisses claims that 2016 Tour de France was ‘boring’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): 'When you’ve got the big leader and a strong team then things normally fall into place' says former Tour de France rider and Tinkoff sports director Sean YatesThumb Overlay."Tinkoff sports director Sean Yates has rubbished conjecture that this year’s Tour de France was boring due to his former team Sky’s dominance that has all but delivered its leader Chris Froome to a career third title ahead of a procession to Paris today." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016





Hed Cycling prospers under Anne Hed two years after Steve Hed's death.

Thumbnail Credit (startribune.com): Pictureplace.com Anne Hed has nurtured Hed Cycling since her husband’s death.Thumb Overlay."Steve Hed, a bicycling enthusiast who made it a family business, would be very proud of the folks at Hed Cycling.

Hed, who died unexpectedly at 59 in November 2014, started with a St. Paul bike shop in the 1980s that has evolved to a manufacturer of high-test, aerodynamic carbon-fiber wheels for world-class racers in this summer’s Tour de France and Olympics."
(startribune.com)

July 24, 2016





Joe Lewis wins stage 4 of Cascade Cycling Classic.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Joe Lewis has been with the team since 2012 and will return next year. (Hincapie Racing Team)Thumb Overlay."Thomas Zirbel remains overall race leader." (cyclingnews.com)




July 24, 2016






Yates leads Tour of revelations.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Still just 23-years-old, Adam Yates was consistently among the top finishers in the mountain stages at this year's Tour de France. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Familiar faces stood atop the Tour de France podium on Sunday, but the 2016 edition will be remembered for a gallery of new names who pressed into the frame.

Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana reconfirmed their Tour credentials by reclaiming podium spots, but new riders are elbowing their way into the conversation in what was hyped as the Froome-Quintana clash. "
(velonews.com)

July 24, 2016











Daily Ddistraction. "A very nice home made vest for the warm French weather? It was an umbrella that was needed for the stages in the Alps." (pezcyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016




















July 25, 2016






Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio.

Thumbnail Credit (irishexaminer.com): Under-fire IOC president Thomas Bach announced the result of his board's emergency meeting in a hastily-arranged teleconference.Thumb Overlay."The world's anti-doping bodies are united in their opposition to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

Despite calls for Russia to be thrown out of the Games for running a state-directed doping program, the IOC's executive board opted against a blanket ban and asked each sport to vet proposed Russian competitors individually."
(irishexaminer.com)

July 25, 2016







American Joe Dombrowski to race Leadville 100.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Joe Dombrowski peeked inside the Cannondale team car before the start of stage 8 at the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.comThumb Overlay."In two weeks time, Cannondale Drapac’s Joe Dombrowski will step up to a chilly early-morning start line at 10,000 feet and take on some of the world’s best marathon mountain bikers.

About six hours later, he’ll find out if he has what it takes to win the Leadville Trail 100."
(velonews.com)

July 25, 2016





Examining the myth: Why are punctures more frequent in the rain?.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Having spent several years as a year-round commuter, I thought I was familiar with all of the reasons why it was worth staying off the bike on a rainy day, but one recently caught me by surprise. Apparently there is also a bigger risk of getting a puncture." (cyclingtips.com.au)

July 25, 2016





Six things to do now the Tour de France has ended.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): At a loose end now that the Tour de France has finished? Here are some suggestions to fill the voidThumb Overlay."Has your cycling life fallen into a black hole now that the Tour de France has ended?

Avidly watching every stage of a three-week race can leave you at a loose end when it finishes. Your daily routine of breakfast, watching the Tour, lunch, watching the Tour, dinner, watching the Tour highlights and reading about the Tour has come to an abrupt conclusion."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





Cyclist who rode home after collision with car dies.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): The incident happened between 1.1pm and 1.50pm on Friday,Thumb Overlay."Police are appealing for information after the death of 44-year-old Jason Lee Gibbs subsequent to him colliding with a car on his bike.

He got back on his bike and completed his journey home."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016













July 24, 2016







IOC decision puts Zakarin, Zabelinskaya out of Olympic Games.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."A decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today will see two cyclists barred from competing in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Following the publication of the independent McLaren report into state-sanctioned doping and cover-ups that revealed more than 20 'disappearing doping positives' in cycling and more than 100 in athletics and weightlifting, the IOC Executive Board announced it would limit Russia's participation in the Rio Games."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016





Tinkov: I'll come back and win the Tour de France when Froome has gone.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov points to his Peter Sagan shirt after his rider won stage 2 and took the yellow jersey (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Oleg Tinkov is shutting down his Tinkoff Team at the end of this season but he has vowed to return to the sport in the future and win the Tour de France - a race that has slipped through his fingers since his Tinkoff project began.

After "a few seasons off I'll come back with a new big project," he told sporza.be."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016





Peter Sagan: ‘cool, fun, talented and impressive’ say his pro rivals.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Peter Sagan, 2016 Tour de France Thumb Overlay."Peter Sagan will return to win more green jerseys and stages at the Tour de France, and continue to collect monument wins, say cycling insiders.

The 26-year-old Slovakian, who won three stages over the last three weeks, will collect his fifth straight points title when Tour ends in Paris this evening.

It follows a year that saw him win the world championship and in the rainbow jersey, the Tour of Flanders."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016






Quintana withdraws from the Olympics.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com): Photo: A.S.O.Thumb Overlay."Nairo Quintana will not travel to Brazil for the Olympics. Prior to the start of the final stage of the Tour de France, the Movistar capstain made the announcement for Colombian media.

Quintana acknowledged that he does not have the form to achieve a top result."
(cyclingquotes.com)

July 24, 2016






Pinarello Dogma F8 Sky Di2 review.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): The frame at the heart of Pinarello's Dogma F8 Sky Di2 remains unchanged for 2016 (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Awesome Grand Tour machine with a spectacular price tag.

Highs: Impressive on-road manners and a great turn of speed.

Lows: The one-piece bar/stem is very stiff; some rear brake rub; that price.

Pinarello’s latest Dogma follows the philosophy of ‘if it ain’t broke…’, as the F8’s frame has stayed the same since its launch.
 
BikeRadar score 4/5."
(bikeradar.com)

July 24, 2016






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