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Photo: Stage 9 Profile.
Tuesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 10, a 36.7km Individual Time Trial from Real Monasterio de Santa María de Veruela to Borja, gets underway at 1:10pm CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first rider.  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 4:00pm CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: Nairo Quintana will start Tuesday's individual time trial wearing the red leader's jersey. Though he's improved his time trialing, it remains to be seen how he'll stand up against riders like Chris Froome and Alberto Contador. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com.
In a Vuelta a España packed with climbs, Tuesday’s 36.7km race against the clock could leave a decisive mark on the final GC. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014







Photo: Looks so far like he's climbing better than in the Tour and with the real meat of the Vuelta still to come he's gotta be optimistic..
First nine stages are in the books and brothers and sisters we can winnow down the riders who have a chance to win this thing to three: Quintana, Contador,  and Froome. Sound harsh?. (podiumcafe.com)

September 1, 2014





Nairo Quintana holds a three-second lead over Alberto Contador in the GC standings at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
The dynamic of the Vuelta a España changed in more ways than one in Sunday’s thrilling uphill finale to Valdelinares. The weather went from Sahara-like heat to Belgian cool as the stage put the opening week of extreme weather behind the peloton for good. (velonews.com)

September 1, 2014





Photo: Matt Brammeier has been aggressive thus far on the Tour of China 1 and now lies in third place overall after another strong ride, though a miscalculation today left himself and a team mate red faced.
Another strong ride from Matt Brammeier on stage three of the Tour of China 1 saw the former Irish champion move up to third place overall in the week-long race. (stickybottle.com)

September 1, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

Vuelta a España - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Stages & Results),

Tour of Alberta - Sept 2-7 (Stages),

Tour of Britain - Sept 7-14 (Stages),

GP Cycliste de Québec - Sept 12 (Start List),

GP Cycliste de Montréal - Sept 14 (Start List),

UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages),

USA Pro Challenge - Aug 18-25 (Results),

Tour de l'Avenir - Aug 23-30 (Results),

Chris Thater Memorial - Aug 23-24 (Results),

Vattenfall Cyclassics - Aug 24 (Results),

Tour de France - July 5-27 (Results),

Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Results),


September 1, 2014




Photo: Lucinda wins the final World Cup race of the season. In nine races there have been nine winners..
Going into Saturday's final round of the Women's Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, Lizzie Armitstead had an unassailable lead and was set to take out the series overall. But that didn't mean the racing was any less exciting come Saturday. Tiffany Cromwell was one of the main aggressors in the 122km race. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Louis Vervaeke (Belgium) wins the final stage at the Tour de l'Avenir
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
A solo victory on the final stage of the Tour de L'Avenir for Lotto-Belisol's neo-pro Louis Vervaeke sealed victory for Belgium in the U23 UCI Nations Cup. The 21-year-old's win on the summit finish of La Toussuire also ensured that he finished in fifth place on the final general classification. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014





Photo: David de la Cruz rode to 10th overall at the Tour of California this year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
David de la Cruz has signed a two-year contract with Omega Pharma-Quick Step, the team announced Monday. The 25-year-old Spaniard has been a professional since 2010, when he rode for Caja Rural. He switched to NetApp-Endura for the 2013 season. (velonews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Not the most refined in the comfort stakes.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Great value lightweight race bike, but the rolling stock feels dated." (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Ridley used Eurobike to unveil the Noah SL - a machine which retains the key aero features of the Noah FAST while dropping the frame weight to a claimed 950g.
Wind-cheating bikes from Ridley, Time, Storck, Colnago, Fuji, Pinarello, Stevens and Argon 18. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 1, 2014







Winner Anacona (Lampre-Marida) tries to go solo on the climb.
Photo: © Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us.
Quintana takes Vuelta lead by 3 seconds over Contador. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014









Photo: Chris Froome (Team Sky)
Photo: © Sirotti.
Right up until two kilometers from the summit of Valdelinares, it seemed as though Team Sky’s normal programming had been resumed. A flotilla of men in black had dictated terms through the final two hours of stage 9 of the Vuelta a España, and in the dwindling red jersey group, the overall contenders seemed almost to be bracing themselves for the ferocity of Chris Froome’s inevitable attack. Instead, however, it was Alberto Contador who emerged. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Photo: Evans, Aru give their personal expectations and impressions.
Two of the Vuelta a España’s two big pre-race favorites, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, have both suggested that today’s big summit finish of Aramón Valdelinares may have a limited effect in determining the final overall winner of the race. (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 31, 2014




Photo: Time for the scrum of the podium pictures and the TV interviews..
The Vuelta a España has changed over the last few years, since ASO has taken a bigger hand in the organization many things have improved, there is less of a feeling of ‘mañana’ and things are a bit slicker. But the race has become a little less friendly. (pezcyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014







Photo: Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Matthews second, Sagan third in tight bunch sprint. (cyclingnews.com).

August 30, 2014





Photo: Matthews was the only rider able to close down Bouhanni.
Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Neil Stephens has confirmed that the team had issues with the manoeuvre by Nacer Bouhanni inside the final 50 metres of Saturday’s stage of the race, a sideways swerve which forced Michael Matthews to back off on his sprint and may have cost him the win. (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 30, 2014











Photo: We had to fight for it, but eventually Wilco and I were up there again. We were able to connect at the very last moment. We’re looking very strong. This was a good final test for tomorrow...
Belkin again showed that they are among the strongest teams in windy conditions when they managed to position their three GC riders Laurens Ten Dam, Robert Gesink and Wilco Kelderman in the first group in stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana. However, Gesink admitted that it had been a big fight to stay with the best on a dramatic day in Spain. (cyclingquotes.com)

August 30, 2014




Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) tops the women's podium with Samantha Schneider (Tibco) in second and Erica Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking) in third
Photo: © Matt James.
The National Criterium Calendar (NCC) continued at the 29th edition of The Staenberg Group Gateway Cup on Friday evening. UnitedHealthcare’s Luke Keough and Coryn Rivera won their respective races. (cyclingnews.com)

August 30, 2014







Photo: El Condor isn’t the raptor ready to prey on others....
If a stage race an exercise in taking riders and placing them into a chronological hierarchy the Vuelta still has a long way to go. One time trial and two summit finishes done and there’s still plenty to decide. One certainty is within the Movistar camp where Alejandro Valverde is now behind Nairo Quintana, on GC and in a supportive sense. (inrng.com)

September 1, 2014





Matt Goss on the podium
Photo: © Mark Gunter.
When Matt Goss inked a three-year deal with Orica-GreenEdge at the end of 2011, the Australian was regarded as one of the fastest sprinters in the peloton. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Race leader Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano)
Photo: © ASO/B. Bade.
Kirsten Wild has signed a two-year contract with Hitec Products meaning she will race with the team through the end of the 2016 season. The Dutch sprinter will leave her current team Giant-Shimano after a successful two-year stint. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




The men's peloton gets ready to race
Photo: © Matt James.
The National Criterium Calendar rolled into stage three of the Staenberg Group Gateway Cup for the 29th running of the Giro della Montagna and the finale of the 2014 USA Crits Series. Both the men and women's field battled the seemingly unstoppable dominance of the United HealthCare squad and the increasing challenge of each successive course of the Gateway Cup series. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The latest Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group has a button on the top of the hood of each lever
Ben Delaney / Immediate Media.
Shimano and Garmin seemed poised for a partnership where Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 levers could control Garmin Edge computers. (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: On top of this they had a prototype sole hidden away … with a power meter built in.
Helmets and shoes are just the tip of what was on offer at Eurobike. More to come in part two. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The unit gets all the new technology introduced with the XX1 model, including the multipoint temperature calibration to keep it accurate from 0º to 130º F (-17C to 54C) and accelerometer based cadence measurements.
Quarq has added another option to their crank spider based power meter offerings. Already stocking units for a variety of SRAM cranksets (including the new XX1 mountain bike version) Specialized and Cannondale, now you can add Dura-Ace DA9000 to the mix. (bikerumor.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The arms use Rotor’s Trinity Drilling System technology, which makes them very light without obviously sacrificing stiffness.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Light and stiff – but performance could be smoother." (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The Altum replaces the long-standing Z5 in the Parlee range.
Parlee used Eurobike 2014 to lift the lid on the Altum. Parlee’s lightest frame to date replaces the long-standing Z5 in the American firm’s off-the-shelf range. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 1, 2014





Photo: Like the man himself the bike announces itself with an enormous amount of style and hype.
"The launch of Cipollini’s new TT bike, the NUKE, has us intrigued because no bike surprised us more this season than Cipollini’s road bike, the RBK1000." (pelotonmagazine.com)

September 1, 2014






Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Sylvain Chavanel won the GP Ouest France-Plouay held on Sunday in France. The Frenchman won the WorldTour race ahead of Italy's Andrea Fedi and compatriot Arthur Vichot. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Ken Hanson (UnitedHealthcare) wins Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
Photo: © Philip Beckman.
Rivera secures women's race victory. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Mattia Gavazzi (Amore & Vita - Selle SMP) celebrates stage 11 victory
Photo: © 7Cycling.
Bernas continues to lead the overall standings. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014





Photo: Belgian Igor Decraene, winner of the 2013 world junior time-trial championship in Florence, Italy, has died at age 18 after a training accident. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Belgium cycling lost one of its budding stars on Saturday as the local media reported the death of junior world time-trial champion Igor Decraene. (velonews.com)

August 30, 2014






Photo: Lucinda Brand solos to victory in the final round of the UCI World Cup. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
The Rabo-Liv squad swept the podium at the GP de Plouay on Saturday, putting Lucinda Brand on the top step, as Lizzie Armitstead claimed the overall title in the 2014 UCI Women’s Road World Cup. (velonews.com)

August 30, 2014




Photo: Ellen van Loy and Lucie Chainel-Lefevre quickly took to the front, but after Lefevre had a mechanical, van Loy was gone for good. © Cyclocross Magazine.
Racing against Ellen van Loy in China sucks because excuses don’t apply. Van Loy works at least forty hours a week working with adults and kids with Down’s Syndrome. It can be an emotionally and physically exhausting job, but somehow she finds the time to train enough to be ranked sixth in the world. (cxmagazine.com)

August 30, 2014





Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) wins the points classification
Photo: © Thomas van Bracht / PelotonPhotos.com.
MTN-Qhubeka’s search for new signings continues with the team confirming that they are looking at a list of riders including Matthew Goss, Tyler Farrar and Steve Cummings. All three riders our out of contract at the end of the season with Goss certain to leave Orica GreenEDGE after the team confirmed that they would not be offering him a new deal. (cyclingnews.com)

August 30, 2014





Photo: Some of the GC (general classification) riders were in trouble and we tried to make them more in trouble. In the end, it was just four of us who were pulling, so the second group came back...
BMC again proved their skills in windy conditions when they helped split the field in today's stage of the Vuelta a Espana. The team was pleased with their showing but lamented the fact that the Nairo Quintana group had managed to rejoin the peloton. (cyclingquotes.com)

August 30, 2014







Photo: The BMC Racing Team has announced its roster for Sunday's GP Ouest-France Plouay, the final WorldTour race in France on the 2014 calendar.
BMC has announced a strong roster for the GP Ouest France-Plouay which takes place tomorrow. Having been close to the win 12 months ago, an in-form Greg Van Avermaet leads the team that can also count on in-form riders like Ben Hermans and Silvan Dillier...

August 30, 2014




Photo: We’re starting to get that roll going on [at Tinkoff-Saxo] as well. Now the challenge is that we keep together until the end of the season so we’re not starting from scratch in 2015.
How things have changed for Michael Rogers. Last year he had a positive test for Clenbuterol although thankfully the UCI cleared him of any wrongdoing and he returned to racing in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Now, just 6 months on, Rogers has a new contract at Tinkoff-Saxo and three Grand Tour stages, including a win on Monte Zoncolan, one of cycling’s most feared climbs. (cyclingquotes.com)

August 30, 2014




Photo: Stunning frame, snappy handling and acceleration.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Stunning ride, but the premium frame steals a big chunk of the bike’s budget." (bikeradar.com)

August 30, 2014





August 29, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

September 1, 2014













September 1, 2014




Tejay van Garderen (BMC) takes a sip from his bidon as he warms up for the time trial
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
The organizers of the GP Quebec and the GP Montreal have confirmed that the USA’s Tejay van Garderen, current world champion Rui Costa and Australia’s Simon Gerrans will ride the one-day WorldTour races on September 12 and 14, with six of the current top 15 in the WorldTour rankings leading the WorldTour teams. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014





Wout Poels (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
According to Dutch newspaper De telegraaf, Wout Poels has come to an agreement with Team Sky and will sign for the British WorldTour team. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: It’s simple – you must lose bodyweight before you spend money on fancy kit.
With a few tips from the experts, you can unleash your inner mountain goat. (cyclist.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Y'all start talking to me about sock length rules and I'ma just smh at you.
American BMC pro Taylor Phinney continues rehabilitation from severe leg injury. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 1, 2014




Photo: CyclingQuotes understands from a reliable source that Cervelo will be the bike supplier of Fernando Alonso's new team.
Last week Fernando Alonso's manager Luis Garcia Abad confirmed to Biciciclismo that he has formally requested a WorldTour licence for the F1 star’s new team and now another important part of the process of building a new team has fallen into place. A reliable source says that the team will be riding Cervelo bikes in its first season in the professional peloton. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Goals were to reduce weight as much as possible, add aero efficiency and make it more comfortable.
"The all new Cannondale Slice triathlon bike will formally debut at Ironman World Championships Kona in October, but we’ve got a first look at the top model, the Slice Black Inc." (bikerumor.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: This year Cinelli tried to help me with that choice by naming a bike, ‘Very Best Of’..
Eurobike, it’s the biggest bike show in the world and once again PEZ was there in Germany checking out all the latest gear. Today we have a closer look at some of the beautiful bikes on display from LOOK, Cinelli, Ridley, Canyon, Scappa, Caterham and more. (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Ex-Formula One engineers turn attention to bicycles, with predictably spectacular results.
The mammoth Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is a place to find almost anything in cycling, but by sheer virtue of size tends to be a venue where the mega brands dominate. The big beasts of the cycle industry square off at the enormous ‘messe’ on the edge of town (a series of halls, each large enough to store a zeppelin, to give an idea of scale) every August to show their copious wares. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: For its 40th anniversary, Specialized has produced 74 limited edition lugged steel Allez bicycles
Courtesy.
In celebration of Specialized's 40th anniversary, the Californian based bicycle company will be auctioning off 74 lugged steel Allez framsets for charity. (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The Lazer O2 sat quite deep on some of our testers' heads .
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Well ventilated but heavy crash hat." (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014








August 31, 2014




Winner Anacona (Lampre Merida) takes stage 9
Photo: © AFP.
Any professional’s first win is a special moment, but for Lampre-Merida's Winner Anacona to secure that victory in the Vuelta a España’s second summit finish, at Valdelinares, helped make his maiden triumph even more special. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Photo: Legendary? Yes because this has decided the result of the Tour de France several times.
Not one but three climbs. Why a trilogy? Simply because if you climb the first you can keep going, riding an Alpine sine wave across the Chartreuse range to follow a legendary race route. (inrng.com)

August 31, 2014




Photo: The win goes to Adam Yates (Orica GreenEdge)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
The Orica GreenEdge team are looking to extend contracts with both Adam and Simon Yates for an additional year. The brothers signed two-year deals with the Australian team at the start of this year but after successful neo-pro seasons for both riders Orica have offered the pair a new deal with additional year included. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Danilo Wyss (BMC)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Danilo Wyss has been handed a one-year contract extension at BMC Racing. The 29-year-old has been with the American registered team since 2008. (cyclingnews.com)

August 31, 2014




Photo: © Arizona Bicycle Accident Attorneys | Bike Crash Lawyers Phoenix www.arizonapilawyer.com
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

August 31, 2014







August 30, 2014




Photo: Sagan did not win any stages, but finished very often among the first few riders. Also very pretty, but the gap with a rider who wins four stages should not be so big...
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has come under some abuse for the way the Green Jersey points are awarded. Peter Sagan won the competition for the third straight year even though he failed to win a stage in 2014 and Marcel Kittel took 4 but wasn’t even second in the classification. And Prudhomme may change the points scoring system. (cyclingquotes.com)

August 30, 2014





Photo: Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) takes another stage win at the Vuelta a España
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
The 2014 season has marked Nacer Bouhanni’s ascent to the very upper echelons of world sprinting, and his victory at Albacete on stage 8 of the Vuelta a España – his second of the race – was merely a confirmation of the fact. (cyclingnews.com)

August 30, 2014




Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) on the way to top three on the podium
Photo: © Jonathan Devich/CN.
It was a winning weekend for the American team Specialized-lululemon in Vargarda, Sweden, where the penultimate women’s World Cup took place. (cyclingnews.com)

August 30, 2014




Photo: Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp), shown crossing the line with the lead group on stage 4, is the team's best-placed man after eight stages. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Garmin-Sharp is now putting all of its GC eggs in one basket in the form of Daniel Martin. The Irishman is the team’s sole survivor going into the second week of the Vuelta a España. (velonews.com)

August 30, 2014





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