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Aru and Fuglsang share Astana team leadership at the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Jakob Fuglsang takes the eighth and final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, and with it, the overall title. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Astana has named their Tour de France line-up, with new Italian national champion Fabio Aru and Critérium du Dauphiné winner Jakob Fuglsang sharing team leadership with backing from a solid squad that includes Dario Cataldo, Alexey Lutsenko, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Michael Valgren, Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev, Andriy Grivko and Andrey Zeits." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017






Movistar coach: Quintana at his best yet.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Nairo Quintana returns to racing at the Tour de France this weekend after almost winning the Giro in May. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Colombian Nairo Quintana, twice second and once third behind Chris Froome at the Tour de France, is recording his best training data yet ahead of the race start this weekend, says Movistar’s team coach.

Quintana has been previewing Tour stages and training around his Monaco base over the last month since placing second in the Giro d’Italia behind Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





The rise of Germany’s sprinter generation.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Marcel Kittel will aim to make his home country proud as Germany hosts the Tour de France's Grand Depart. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."When Tour organizer ASO announced that the Tour would be heading to Düsseldorf, Marcel Kittel immediately spoke up.

He was proud to see the work of this new generation had been rewarded.

Along with Tony Martin (five stage victories) and André Greipel (11 stage victories), Kittel is a symbol of German cycling at its peak."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017






Coquard left out of Direct Energie's Tour de France team.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Bryan Coquard in the Belgian version of Direct Energie's Poweo kit (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Bryan Coquard has missed out on a spot in Direct Energie's Tour de France squad after he said that he would leave the team at the end of the season.

Former yellow jersey wearer, Thomas Voeckler is set to head-up the team as he rides his final Grand Boucle, while Sylvain Chavanel - another wearer of the yellow jersey - has earned a birth in the squad."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





It’s a Girl! It’s a Boy! Georgia Gould Welcomes Quinn, Team Powers Finn.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com): Quinn takes an easy day!Thumb Overlay."This past January at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in Hartford, we were bummed to miss seeing Georgia Gould racing, but we were lucky enough to hear her turn in yeoman’s work announcing races all week.

Her absence from racing was for a good cause: she was an expecting mother-to-be.

Two weeks ago, Gould and her husband Dusty welcomed their new baby girl Quinn (cyclocross racing age 1)."
(cxmagazine.com)

June 26, 2017





DJI Spark In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): Heck, it’s not much different than my iPhone (iPhone 7)Thumb Overlay."I’m always on the lookout for a better way to capture cool footage while out running, cycling, swimming, hiking, or doing whatever the heck it is I’m doing.

Be that a better GoPro or a better way to get a unique shot, there’s always room for improvement.

Over the past few years we’ve seen drones become one way for folks in sport to get those shots, either autonomously or manually."
(dcrainmaker.com)

June 26, 2017





Colnago unveils updated V2-r aero race bike.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): COLNAGO-V2R-TNWH laterale.jpgThumb Overlay."Today Colnago has launched its new V2-r aero race bike, an update of the V1-r first launched back in 2014.

The V1-r bike signified the Italian company’s first foray into the world of aerodynamics, the hottest buzzword in road cycling right now (if you discount adventure and gravel) but the launch of the Concept, a fully fledged aero bike unveiled last summer, was a clear sign that the V2-r was in need of an update to ensure it still earned a place in the company’s bike range."
(road.cc)

June 26, 2017








2017 Tour de France LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2017 Tour de France Stage Profile"2017 Tour de France LIVE July 1-23.

Saturday's Stage 1 starts at 3:15pm CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 6:48pm CET (12:48pm U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

June 26, 2017







Larry Warbasse claims US national road title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson): by Evan Hartig June 26, 2017 Photography by Casey B. GibsonThumb Overlay."Two weeks after taking his first professional victory by soloing to win Stage 4 at the Tour de Suisse, Larry Warbasse (Aqua Blue Sport) took the U.S. national road title Sunday in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Warbasse, 26, out-sprinted two breakaway companions to claim the stars and stripes jersey on a punchy and technical course."
(cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

June 25, 2017







Neben sweeps USPRO nationals with women’s road race win.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson): The women's time trial podium of Amber Neben, Lauren Stephens and Leah Thomas. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.comThumb Overlay."What a weekend for Amber Neben (Team VéloCONCEPT Women), who doubled up in Knoxville, Tennessee on Sunday.

A day after winning her second USPRO national time trial title, the 42-year-old reigning two-time UCI women’s time trial world champion rallied to capture her second ‘Stars and Stripes’ jersey with a national road race victory."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

June 25, 2017





Marcotte focused on stars-and-stripes repeat in Knoxville.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Cylance Pro Cycling): Eric Marcotte (Cylance Pro Cycling)Thumb Overlay."To say Eric Marcotte (Cylance pro Cycling) knows how to target a race would be an understatement.

The 2014 US pro road race champion and 2015 criterium champion has repeatedly proved that when he has time to prepare and focus on a single day, he's a hard man to beat."
(cyclingnews.com) (Cylance Pro Cycling)

June 25, 2017





Fourth U23 time trial title for Scott Davies.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (SWpix.com): The U23 title (SWpix.com)Thumb Overlay."Thomas Baylis and Charlie Tanfield complete podium." (cyclingnews.com) (SWpix.com)



June 25, 2017
















Live stream: US national road championships, Sunday, June 25.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com): After starting in Old City, athletes will pass through downtown Knoxville and cross the Tennessee River via the iconic Gay Street Bridge"The U.S. national road championships take place Sunday, June 25, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and will be streamed live.

The 63-mile (101km) women’s championship begins at 9am EDT, with the peloton covering eight laps of the 7.9-mile (12.7km) circuit.

The 109-mile (175km) men’s championship begins at 1:30pm EDT, with the peloton covering 14 laps of the 7.9-mile circuit."
(cyclingtips.com)

June 25, 2017






Neben time trials to women’s US national title.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Amber Neben rode to the gold medal in Doha at 2016 world championships. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Amber Neben took home the US national champions jersey after taking the women’s individual time trial title in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday.

The 42-year-old Team VéloCONCEPT Women rider finished the 23-kilometer USA Cycling course in a time of 30 minutes and 27 seconds - 32 seconds ahead of runner up Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO SVB) and 1:04 in front of Leah Thomas (Sho-Air TWENTY20)."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 24, 2017





Cardiac 'anomaly' forces Navardauskas out for at least one month.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Ramunas Navardauskas pulls on the leader's jersey (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Heinrich Haussler returned to riding Saturday following a recent arthroscopic treatment of his knee, while Ramunas Navarduaskas is out for at least a month after tests detected a cardiac arrhythmia.

“As a result of extensive cardiac examinations of level 2 carried out at the National Olympic Center in Lithuania, the presence of a cardiac arrhythmia requires a period of rest and de-training of at least one month."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 24, 2017





Romain Bardet: The savior of French cycling.

Thumb Overlay."Romain Bardet speaks freely and openly about how he needs to ride to conquer Chris Froome and the Tour de France this July.

He says in French-flavored English that he has to race his home Grand Tour like never before."
(cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

June 24, 2017








Chris Froome: Winning this Tour de France is my biggest challenge yet.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media): Chris Froome: Five days to go (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."A winless campaign, question marks over his form, and a team boss facing a seemingly endless interrogation over his credibility - winning this year’s Tour de France is without doubt Chris Froome’s and Team Sky’s toughest challenge yet.

But as the three time winner packs his bags for Dusseldorf he tells Cyclingnews that he is up for the fight and on track."
(cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media)

June 26, 2017





Notes from the Dusseldorf Desk.

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com): Viewers' Guide to the 2017 Tour de France...Boardroom Edition!Thumb Overlay."We’re entering the final countdown for the Tour now, with the warm-up races (Dauphine, Swiss, Slovenian and, um, Sud) and the National championships in the books.

Cyclists who have scattered to their homelands are gathering together again. Soigneurs are desperately printing the new national champ jerseys, on top of all their other tasks.

The caravans are being built and the mountains of freebies piled up. So, in the calm before the storm, what does the cycling fan need to think about?"
(podiumcafe.com)

June 26, 2017





Big names left out of Tour: Coquard, Gerrans, Poels.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Bryan Coquard went up against the world's best sprinters in the 2016 Tour de France, but he won't start this year's Grande Boucle. Photo: TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."It’s inevitable this time of year. As teams finalize their nine-rider squads for cycling’s biggest race, a few top names will miss the Tour de France.

Sometimes it’s for health reasons. Others get caught up in inside-the-bus politics."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





Tour de France returns to Germany in style.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): German stars John Degenkolb (red helmet), André Greipel (middle), and Marcel Kittel (right) have brought Germany back to the front of the peloton. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Twelve years have passed since the Tour de France last visited Germany, a country that once adored La Grande Boucle.

It is fitting, then, that the race has selected Düsseldorf, the city known as “the little Paris,” for its Grand Départ.

The capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia region, the city of 630,000 is regarded as the German capital of fashion."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





Is Specialized set to unveil a new Tarmac SL6 race bike at the Tour de France?

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): specialized copyright Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team Thumb Overlay."The Tour de France gets underway this weekend, and while most people’s attention will be on the contenders for the yellow jersey, the road.cc tech team are more interested in what new bikes and equipment will be on display." (road.cc)

June 26, 2017





3T Strada hints at future of aero road bikes.

Thumbnail Credit (roadbikereview.com): With an aero frame design, 1x specific drivetrain, disc stoppers, and massive tires, the 3T Strada is a bike ahead of its time. Will it find a market?Thumb Overlay."Gerard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervelo back in the day, is known for his unconventional designs.

In recent years, he’s focused his attention on the all-road and gravel segments.

The end result was the Exploro, an aero gravel bike unlike anything else.

With that bike now on the market, Vroomen turned once again to the road."
(roadbikereview.com)

June 26, 2017





Tech of the week: WorldTour bikes, Mavic wheels, Pirelli tires and more.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): With the Tour de France just around the corner now, we’ve had a run down of all the WorldTour bikes and the teams’ choices of finishing kitThumb Overlay."This week, we’ve had every WorldTour bike, new tires and wheels from Pirelli and Mavic, Tour de France special editions and climbing advice." (cyclingweekly.com)




June 26, 2017





Lazer Walter sunglasses.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): Lazer launched the Walter full-frame sunglasses earlier this yearThumb Overlay."When it comes to cycling sunglasses, you tend to fall into one of two camps: you either like the open bottom half-frame style or you prefer to opt for shield-style full-frame models.

In general, these two style options cover the vast majority of models on the market, and with launch of the Eddy and Walter sunglasses earlier this year, Lazer have both ends of the spectrum covered."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

June 26, 2017






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Thomas Voeckler: I did it my way.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media): Thomas Voeckler (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."On the Champs Elysées on July 23, the curtain will fall on one of the most idiosyncratic careers in recent cycling history.

Thomas Voeckler became a professional bike rider in 2001 with Jean-René Bernaudeau's Bonjour team, and has stayed there for the past 16-and-a-half years, over the course of which he won four stages of the Tour de France, spent 20 days in the yellow jersey, and was twice champion of France."
(cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media)

June 25, 2017





Geraint Thomas: It's been tough mentally since the crash - but I'm ready for the TdF.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Geraint Thomas Giro d'Italia 2017 crash.JPGThumb Overlay."The Welsh pro cyclist Geraint Thomas has spoken about his mental and physical recovery since his Giro d’Italia crash six weeks ago, saying he was disappointed not to be able to finish.

He was involved in a crash with a police bike and dislocated his shoulder.

He told the BBC: "Where I dislocated my shoulder, a bit of the bone had come away with the cartilage, but luckily I didn't need an operation so I was just trying to get back into the best shape possible."
(road.cc)

June 25, 2017





Canadian Nationals: Beveridge takes women's road race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones): Allison Beveridge (Rally) wins the Canadian title in 2017 (Rob Jones)Thumb Overlay."Rally Cycling's Allison Beveridge, an Olympic bronze medalist on the track, became the the Canadian women's road champion on Saturday in Ottawa, capping a dominating performance by the Rally team, which put four riders in the final ten-rider breakaway.

The ten kilometer circuit 'T' shaped circuit along the Ottawa River did not feature any significant climbs, however, gusty winds discouraged solo breakaways."
(cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones)

June 25, 2017





Steve Cummings takes double at British Championships.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Related rider(s) Stephen CUMMINGSThumb Overlay."Steve Cummings of Dimension Data has won the British Road Race Championships just days after having won the Time Trial.

The race took part on the Isle of Man, the birth place of cyclists like Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh.

Cummings became the first rider since David Millar in 2007 to have won both the time trial and the road race in the same year."
(cyclingpub.com)

June 25, 2017





2017 National Cycling Championships: Belgium, Netherlands, Britain and France Road Races LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Tour de France LIVEThumb Overlay."This page will be updated throughout the week.

Live feeds to come as available... - The 2017 French national road championships are being held in Saint Omer June 22-25.

More details to come for France as well as for Belgium and other countries.

2017 Elite men national championship road races for a number of countries including Belgium and France are on June 24-25.

We'll list feeds as they go live."
(cyclingfans.com)

June 25, 2017






Rosskopf wins men’s US time trial title.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): The 27-year-old, who won a stage and the overall title at Tour du Limousin (UCI 2.1) last yearThumb Overlay."Joey Rosskopf beat fellow American and BMC Racing teammate Brent Bookwalter by nearly a minute (0:57) to capture one of the biggest wins of his career along with the USA Cycling men’s individual time trial championship on Saturday." (velonews.com)

June 24, 2017





How could it come to this? Miguel Indurain's fall from grace.

Thumbnail Credit  (cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media): How could it come to this? Miguel Indurain's fall from grace (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Back in the day, there used to be an urban legend among cycling fans that whoever led the Vuelta a España at the summit of the Lagos de Covadonga climb, deep in the mountains of Asturias, would be declared the outright winner when the race ended in Madrid.

But on 20 September 1996, even before stage thirteen of the Vuelta had begun to climb the nineteen kilometer ascent to Covadonga, it felt as if cycling had lost one of its most crucial battles."
(cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media)

June 24, 2017





Valverde to 'support Quintana, and nothing else' at Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alejandro Valverde stretches his legs at the Critérium du Dauphiné (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Alejandro Valverde has sought to quell any hint of a Movistar leadership dilemma at the Tour de France, insisting he is riding to "help Nairo [Quintana], and nothing else".

Valverde has ridden three Tours with Quintana, yet question marks have arisen over his commitment to the Colombian's cause."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 24, 2017





6 of the lightest road bikes - bike makers challenge the scales with exotic materials.

Thumb Overlay."Half a dozen superlight superbikes, and some lower priced alternatives, from Trek, Focus, Canyon, Merida & more." (road.cc)

June 24, 2017





Daily Distractions.

Thumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo galleryThumb Overlay.
(facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

June 26, 2017

















June 26, 2017





Casey Saunders, 30, dies in Kansas City criterium.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: DanSingerPhotography: Casey Saunders died Sunday after a crash during a criterium in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: DanSingerPhotography (File).Thumb Overlay."Casey Saunders of Saint Louis, Missouri died after crashing in the Pro-1-2 criterium at Tour of KC Sunday in Kansas City.

Mark Thomas, who owns an art gallery on the course in the Crossroads neighborhood, says the crash happened on a right-hand turn just past the start/finish.

He added that emergency responders were quick to attend to Saunders. Unfortunately, the Dogfish Team Noah rider could not be saved."
(velonews.com) Photo: DanSingerPhotography

June 26, 2017





UCI boss Brian Cookson angered by draft report.

Thumbnail Credit (eurosport.co.uk): Cookson served as its president from 1997 to 2013, having saved it from bankruptcy in 1996, and now fulfils the same role with world governing body the UCI . Thumb Overlay."A final version of the report was published on June 14 with much of the draft's more strident language removed.

However, it still strongly criticized the governing body's lack of oversight over a team surprisingly low on morale, the board's mishandling of ex-sprinter Jess Varnish's discrimination complaint and a failure to address former technical director Shane Sutton's weaknesses as a leader."
(eurosport.co.uk)

June 26, 2017






Persistence pays off for new US champion Warbasse.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich): Larry Warbasse (Aqua Blue Sport) on the podium after his win (Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)Thumb Overlay."Larry Warbasse made internet fame earlier this month when he won a stage in the Tour de Suisse with a brilliant solo attack and then was so overcome with emotions in the post-race interview that he broke into tears on camera.

After winning the USA Cycling Professional Road Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Sunday there were only dry eyes and a huge smile as he celebrated a rare victory on home soil."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

June 26, 2017





Dal-Cin claims Canadian road title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones): Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling) wins the Elite men's 160 km road race (Rob Jones)Thumb Overlay."The road race portion of the Canadian national road championships in Ottawa concluded on Sunday with the Elite and Under-23 men's road race.

Ottawa native Matteo Dal-Cin (Rally Cycling) made up for last year's crash in the final corner by taking the title after a day of torrential rain."
(cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones)

June 26, 2017






Richie Porte Tour de France Q&A: ‘I’m just excited more than anything’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): by Matt de Neef June 26, 2017 Photography by Kristof Ramon & Cor VosThumb Overlay."It’s been nearly a decade since an Australian started the Tour de France as the top favorite. But ahead of the 2017 edition, which begins this Saturday in the Germany city of Düsseldorf, it is the Tasmanian Richie Porte (BMC) that many regard as the man to beat.

Porte was fifth overall in last year’s Tour - easily his best result in the race - and were it not for an untimely puncture on stage 2, he would almost certainly have finished on the podium."
(cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

June 26, 2017





Irish pair just miss out on podium place at Race Across America.

Thumbnail Credit(thebikecomesfirst.com) (Photo: Lauren Bagnall): Photo: Lauren Bagnall     NewsRoad    NewsRoadThumb Overlay."Two Irish cyclists have become the first Irish 2-man team to complete the Race Across America (RAAM) and missed out on a podium place by just 21 minutes.

Declan Brassil and Graham Macken (Ardstone Tayto Park LCRC) reached the finish of the 4940-kilometer race in a time of 8 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes to finish fourth."
(thebikecomesfirst.com) (Photo: Lauren Bagnall)

June 26, 2017





10 of the best smart home trainers — new generation wireless-enabled turbo trainers give you a huge range of virtual riding options.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc) Garen Meguerian: Ride and race online, and train with with precision with a connected turboThumb Overlay."Training at home is no longer a lonely winter slog as wireless-connected home trainers and apps let you race against riders all over the world.

Turbo trainers used to be a winter purchase. Sometime in September we’d resign ourselves to four or five months of rubbish weather, get out the credit card and shell out on a turbo trainer.

Maintaining fitness through the winter then involved cold solo sessions in the garage, battling boredom as much as loss of form.

That’s all changed."
(road.cc) Garen Meguerian

June 26, 2017












June 25, 2017






Lizzie Deignan wins fourth British road race title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Lizzie Deignan before the start of Amstel Gold. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans) claimed a fourth British women's road race title on Sunday, attacking late from a group of four to win solo.

The former world champion, who won the national title in 2011, 2013, and 2015, spent much of the day as part of a chase group, and no sooner than she finally joined up with the head of the race, with two kilometers remaining, had she taken off solo, and there was no catching her."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 25, 2017





Mavic Ksyrium Pro SL T Disc Carbon Tubular Wheels.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com): Since 1999, the Kysrium has represented Mavic innovation, and the Mavic Ksyrium Pro SL T Disc tubular wheelset continues with its lightweight carbon build for disc brake cyclists. © Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."The Mavic Ksyrium Pro SL T Disc is Mavic’s update to a classic wheel line that changed the industry following the success of Mavic’s own Helium wheelset in the mid-1990s.

The Helium was the first complete wheelset to come from a component company.

Prior to that wheels were built up with the various components, hubs, rims and spokes.

Mavic thought that with control over every component, the outcome would be a lighter and stronger wheelset."
(cxmagazine.com)

June 25, 2017





Ask A Pro.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): AskAPro.jpgThumb Overlay."Some professional cyclists turn to writing after they have finished cycling competitively – perhaps to produce an autobiography or a 'drugs exposé'.

Others, such as Phil Gaimon, manage to write while still competing: his second book, Ask a Pro is a collection of the columns that he wrote for VeloNews magazine for about seven years until he retired from professional cycling."
(road.cc)

June 25, 2017





Great custom handbuilt frames - from makers who can craft your dream frame.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): There's no denying that most production road bikes sold these days are are well designed, well made and competitively priced and specced. Thumb Overlay."Not all that long ago, most high quality road bikes were custom built to order by your local frame builder.

Times have changed and today most are produced on a mass scale in the Far East where advances in manufacturing and production processes have seen all types of road bikes become both more affordable and more technologically advanced than ever before."
(road.cc)

June 25, 2017











June 24, 2017





Armstrong, Government argue fraud evidence .

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): Lance Armstrong's $US100 million ($A132 million) fraud trial is months away, yet his fight with the government and former team-mate-turned-rival Floyd Landis is heating up. Thumb Overlay."The government wants the judge to block some of Armstrong's evidence, including two reports commissioned by the Postal Service.

Those reports claim the sponsorship was worth more than $100 million in global exposure, leading Armstrong to claim he owes the government nothing.

The government argues those reports should be disallowed as "hearsay" that lack expert testimony to support them."
(sbs.com.au)

June 24, 2017





La Course: A race fit for the best women racers in the world?

Thumbnail Credit (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Benedict Campbell: When you first heard of the 2017 La Course by Le Tour women’s race on the col d’Izoard, what did you think?Thumb Overlay."While the men circle France for three weeks, the women get two short stages, neither of them in Paris.

ASO could do better. A work in progress, they say.

The deeper issue stems from a pervasive resentment that women’s cycling gets short shrift in a sport where even the men’s side has trouble making ends meet."
(rouleur.cc) Photographs: Benedict Campbell


June 24, 2017





Widening The Gap.

June 24, 2017



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