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Bryan Coquard and Jens Keukeleire celebrate in Baloise Belgium Tour.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Bryan Coquard of Vital Concept has won the fifth and last stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour. Jens Keukeleire secured the overall victory." (cyclingpub.com) (cyclingnews.com)

May 27, 2018






Mitchelton Scott complete Hammer Stavanger domination.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Sunweb narrowly holds off BMC for the runner-up spot." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018





Hansen ends grand tour streak in Rome.

(velonews.com)-"If any rider deserves a break, it’s Lotto Soudal’s Adam Hansen. The veteran Australian is calling time on his grand tour streak of starting and completing 20 grand tours in a row, and confirmed the 2018 Giro d’Italia will mark an end to his history making run." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018





Nieve ends Mitchelton Scott's Giro d'Italia on a high.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mikel Nieve ensured that Mitchelton Scott’s 2018 Giro d’Italia ended on a high note with victory in the final mountain stage on Saturday. The Basque rider was part of the early break and attacked with 30km remaining to seal his first win for the Australian team, and their fifth stage of this year’s race." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018







Critérium du Dauphiné 2018 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)""The eight day Critérium du Dauphiné starts Sunday, June 3.

This race is broadcast live each year.

Check back for 2018 live coverage options."
(steephill.tv)

May 27, 2018






Tour of Belgium LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2018 Tour of Belgium LIVE May 23-27.

Stage 5 starts Sunday at 12:30pm CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 4:42pm CET (10:42am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

May 27, 2018







Froome’s pink raid exposes cycling’s divided house.

(velonews.com)-"The parallel universes that have been running side-by-side throughout the 2018 Giro d’Italia collided Friday with Chris Froome’s race breaking solo attack." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 26, 2018






Jelle Vanendert wins in Baloise Belgium Tour, Jens Keukeleire takes lead.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Jelle Vanendert of Lotto Soudal has won the fourth stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour. Jens Keukeleire is the new overall leader. Vanendert attacked and finished solo with an advantage of 16 minutes of the chase group, where Keukeleire won the sprint for second place." (cyclingpub.com)

May 26, 2018





Mitchelton Scott also wins second event in Hammer Stavanger.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Mitchelton Scott has won their second consecutive Hammer challenge in the Hammer Series in Stavanger. In the Hammer Sprint the Australian WorldTour team finished ahead of Team Sunweb and Team Sky." (cyclingpub.com)

May 26, 2018





Froome-(under)dog.

(podiumcafe.com)Photo"This post has been extremely hard to write. It’s just so difficult to type out those three words. I…. Like…. Froome…. Phew. While that hard part is over, let’s get down to brass tacks." (podiumcafe.com)Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

May 25, 2018






Baloise Belgium Tour: Laporte wins time trial in Bornem.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Christophe Laporte has won the third stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour, an individual time trial with start and finish in Bornem. Laporte was five seconds faster than Astana's Andrei Grivko." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018





Mitchelton Scott dominate Hammer Stavanger climb.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mitchelton Scott positioned themselves as favorites for the second ever Hammer Series race, with Tour des Fjords winner Michael Albasini playing the main role as they took victory in the Hammer Climb. The Swiss rider made it into a large group that stole away on lap three, later attacking along with LottoNL Jumbo's Antwan Tolhoek to dominate the mid-race laps." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018





Doug Ryder determined to strengthen Dimension Data and keep Mark Cavendish.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dimension Data team manager Doug Ryder is hoping to keep both Deloitte as a major sponsor and Mark Cavendish as a team leader in 2019 as the African WorldTour team tries to fight back after a testing spring hit by injuries to a string of leading riders." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 25, 2018





Ridley commemorates Adam Hansen's 20th Grand Tour with custom frame.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Adam Hansen's record breaking Grand Tour streak continues at the 101st Giro d'Italia. To commemorate Hansen's 20th consecutive Grand Tour start, Belgian frame manufacturer Ridley has produced custom painted frames for the Lotto Soudal rider to use during this year's Giro." (cyclingnews.com) (Ridley Bikes/FACEPEETERS)

May 25, 2018





Plaza rues missed opportunity at Prato Nevoso.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy) threw everything he had at the Giro d'Italia's 18th stage on Thursday, infiltrating the day's main breakaway and then surviving to be among the final three fighting for victory on the summit finish at the Prato Nevoso ski resort." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018





ENVE SES Aero Road Stem has adjustable angle and reach.

(roadbikereview.com)""ENVE has announced a new addition to its Smart ENVE System (SES) component line. The SES Aero Road Stem is designed to make riders faster by enabling riders to achieve their optimum position, by reducing drag through aero shaping, and by preserving handlebar options." (roadbikereview.com)

May 25, 2018






Baloise Belgium Tour: Greipel wins stage 2.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Greipel, who had already won the opening stage and as such wore the leader's jersey, once again proved to be the best. The German crossed the line ahead of Roompot Nederlandse Loterij rider Wouter Wippert and Verandas Willems Crelan's Tim Merlier, who as such took his second podium spot in a row." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 24, 2018






Bjorg Lambrecht wins stage 3 in Tour des Fjords.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Bjorg Lambrecht has won the third stage in the Tour of Norway. The Lotto Soudal rider beat Michael Albasini and Edvald Boasson Hagen in a sprint uphill. This is the first professional victory for the young Belgian." (cyclingpub.com) (thebikecomesfirst.com)

May 24, 2018





Transfer Mechanics: Round-up from the Giro d'Italia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Rest days at the Giro d'Italia are often a hotbed of activity. While riders pause for breath, team managers roll out their red carpets for cycling's most important figures of all: the agents." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 24, 2018





BMC Roadmachine 01 Two review: The endurance bike that thinks it’s a racer.

(cyclingtips.com)-"BMC’s Roadmachine ventures into somewhat strange territory by filling a niche. It’s stable and composed like a good endurance machine, but positions its rider as if they’re about to line up for Paris Roubaix." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by James Huang

May 24, 2018





POC Ventral Spin aero helmet review.

(cyclingnews.com)-"While the Ventral Spin delivers many niceties, little items, such as the need to open up its dial mechanism every time you put it on, knock it down in my estimation. For a different cyclist though, perhaps a fan of POC, the Ventral may represent a step forward." (cyclingnews.com) (bikeradar.com) (Nick Legan/Immediate Media)

May 24, 2018





Garmin Edge 130 review.

(roadbikereview.com)"-"With a crystal clear display, low weight (33 grams), and lots of features, Garmin’s Edge 130 packs a big punch in a tiny package. Designed for riders that desire data in an easily digestible form, it has a claimed 15 hours of battery life between charges and a 1.8” mono Memory-in-Pixel display." (roadbikereview.com)

May 24, 2018






Baloise Belgium Tour: Greipel wins opener in Buggenhout.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The opening stage was practically flat and was always likely to end in a bunch sprint. Andre Greipel of Lotto Soudal  won the stage and as such leads the general classification of the five day race." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 23, 2018






Tour des Fjords: Albasini wins stage 2.

"Michael Albasini has won the second stage in the Tour des Fjords. In a reduced group sprint the Swiss Mitchelton Scott rider proved to have the fastest legs, ahead of Roompot's Pim Ligthart and Sky's Kristoffer Halvorsen. Fabio Jakobsen from Quick Step finished 8th and remains on top of the overall classification." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 23, 2018






Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome takes a third straight Grand Tour victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Sam Bennett (Bora Hansgrohe) claimed the final stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia with an impressive win over Elia Viviani (Quick Step Floors). The Irishman received a perfect lead-out in Rome and was positioned on Viviani’s wheel inside the closing stages." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 27, 2018









Five talking points from stage 21 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Elia Viviani (Quick Step Floors) might have won the points jersey as well the biggest haul of stage wins, but it was Sam Bennett who finished the Giro’s final day as the quickest sprinter." (cyclingweekly.com) (Credit: LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images)

May 27, 2018





Pinot suffering from lung infection.

(velonews.com)-"Thibaut Pinot has been discharged from the hospital but is suffering from a lung inflammation, his Groupama FDJ team said on Sunday. He spent the night under observation in the hospital." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018





Chris Froome ready to ride into Rome in pink as sprinters fight for a final victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The curtain falls on the 2018 Giro d’Italia against the grandest of backdrops on Sunday evening, with Chris Froome (Team Sky) set to celebrate overall victory and the sprinters ready to fight for one final stage success." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018










Giro d'Italia 2018 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)""2018 Giro d'Italia LIVE May 4-27, Italy.

Stage 21 start time: Sunday 15:55 CET (6:55 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 15:55 CET (6:55 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 18:45 CET (9:45 AM PDT)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)
May 27, 2018







Giro d'Italia stage 20: Nieve wins at Cervinia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton Scott) won the penultimate stage of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, attacking from the breakaway on the penultimate climb before holding his victory up the final climb to Cervinia. " (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 26, 2018






‘The biggest fight of my career’: Chris Froome reflects on ‘rollercoaster’ Giro d’Italia win.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Froome defended the pink leader’s jersey on the final mountain day at the Cervinia ski resort. All that is left is stage 21, a flat 115-kilometer stage in Rome that should see a sprint finish." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 26, 2018







Five talking points from stage 20 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The final mountain stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia provided an opportunity for Mitchelton Scott rider Mikel Nieve to alleviate some of the team’s disappointment following the loss of the pink jersey on stage 19, with a solo win." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 26, 2018






Reports: Exhausted Thibaut Pinot rushed to hospital.

(cyclingpub.com)""The Frenchman, placed third in the general classification ahead of this stage, was dropped early on the day and reached the finish line at 45 minutes from stage winner Mikel Nieve. This meant a drop to 16th place in the standings. At the finish, Pinot was seen throwing up." (cyclingpub.com)

May 26, 2018






LottoNL Jumbo state that George Bennett’s comments were not an insinuation.

(thebikecomesfirst.com)"-"The LottoNL Jumbo team has published a statement in relation to George Bennett’s comments following yesterday’s nineteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia, where they stated that what he had said was “not an insinuation, but a way to express the admiration for an exceptional achievement."(thebikecomesfirst.com)

May 26, 2018







Giro d'Italia stage 19: Chris Froome steals maglia rosa after 80km solo attack.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dumoulin loses time in the chase, Yates cracks on lower slopes of Colle delle Finestre.

Froome attacked with 80km remaining and three climbs to go. He never looked back and has moved from fourth to first overall in the Giro with two stages remaining. I'm speechless."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018





Giro stage 20: I just don’t know anymore.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Time to empty the tanks, leave it all on the road, give it 110% and go into the red. After all of the fireworks on Friday, hard to believe there’s anything left in this race, but there is, and it is another mountain stage, with the overall title on the line." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018








Five talking points from stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Chris Froome’s ride today is one we’ll be talking about for years to come. With over 80km left until the finish, after his team-mates had set a searing pace up the lower slopes of the Colle delle Finestre, Froome attacked on the climb’s tricky gravel roads, and dropped everyone." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 25, 2018







Giro fireworks: Froome attacks, Yates falls out of pink in stage 19.

(velonews.com)-"Team Sky blew up the Giro d’Italia with a searing solo attack by Chris Froome midway through Friday’s 19th stage at the Giro d’Italia. Overnight leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) ceded the pink jersey after struggling on the lower flanks of the Colle delle Finestre." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018





Aru abandons Giro d'Italia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The UAE Team Emirates leader had lost time on almost every mountain stage and found himself down in 27th place overall at the start of Friday's stage, more than 45 minutes down on race leader Simon Yates." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 25, 2018





Simon Yates is healthy and feeling good, says White.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Simon Yates' time loss to Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin, Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) and Chris Froome (Team Sky) on the final climb up to Prato Nevoso was nothing to be concerned about, Yates' Mitchelton Scott directeur sportif Matt White said after stage 18, and that better was to come on Friday's 19th stage to Bardonecchia." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 25, 2018





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Giro d'Italia: Schachmann wins on summit to Prato Nevoso.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Plaza second, Cattaneo third.

Froome, Dumoulin and Pozzovivo take time on Yates, pink jersey lead halved to 28 seconds."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 24, 2018










Five talking points from stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"After coming through the time trial with a handy lead in tact, it had looked as though overall victory was within touching distance for Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott)." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 24, 2018







Simon Yates still confident of defending Giro d’Italia lead despite difficulties on stage 18.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) showed weakness for the first time at the 2018 Giro d’Italia on Thursday. Deep into Piedmont, at the Prato Nevoso ski station, the pink jersey drifted after attacks by Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Chris Froome (Team Sky)." (cyclingweekly.com)

May 24, 2018





Giro Stage 19: High Times.

(podiumcafe.com)"-"Deciding the Giro d’Italia. This is the queen stage. No more archaeology tours, no more beach vistas, just pure, devastating grinding away on the pedals." (podiumcafe.com)

May 24, 2018





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May 27, 2018





The Moment The Giro Was Won.

(inrng.com)-"Chris Froome attacks on the Colle delle Finestre. Simon Yates has imploded, Domenic Pozzovivo has cracked and Tom Dumoulin and Thibaut Pinot watch as Froome goes solo." (inrng.com) (RCS Sport)

May 27, 2018





Chris Froome: The next challenge for me has to be the Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Chris Froome crossed the finish in central Rome lined across the road with his teammates as they celebrated his and Team Sky's first ever Giro d'Italia victory. Yet soon after, after raising the winner's Trofeo Infinito trophy and listening to the British national anthem ring out across the warm evening, Froome's thoughts were already turning to the future and even to the Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 27, 2018





Team of the Week #14.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Chris Froome - Won the Giro. You might have noticed. Only Nibali’s win here in 2016 when he came back from being 4:43 down after stage 18 and in 4th place can we find a recent Grand Tour that equals or tops the deficit that Froome had to overcome. Team of the Week - Team Sky." (podiumcafe.com) (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP Photo)

May 27, 2018





Dekker: The problem with Froome and Team Sky is a lack of transparency.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Early in the Giro d'Italia the retired rider and former doper Thomas Dekker provocatively suggested to Velonews that Chris Froome is "perhaps the cleanest Tour winner we've ever had in history." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 27, 2018





Bianchi Via Nirone All Road Sora.

(road.cc)"-"The Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Allroad isn't a bad all-round package, with a comfortable ride on or off the road and stable handling, but it's a heavy frame, let down by poor brakes and some cheap components when compared against the competition." (road.cc)

May 27, 2018














May 26, 2018





Giro Stage 21: Roman Holiday.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Somehow a number of sprinters have survived the climbing to find themselves taking the start in Rome tomorrow. Chief among them is Elia Viviani, with four stage wins to his name in this year’s Giro, as well as Sam Bennett, author of a pair of sprint victories." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 26, 2018





Sky confirms Froome’s Tour approach: Lots of rest and no racing.

(velonews.com)-"The road to the Tour always went through the Giro d’Italia for Froome and Team Sky. And with the champagne on ice ahead of the Giro’s finale in Rome, the team already has one eye on July." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 26, 2018





‘The closest comparison is with Coppi’: Chris Froome’s attack to win the Giro d’Italia was one for the history books.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"According to many at the Giro d’Italia nothing in recent years could compare to Froome’s stage 19 ride, and that you’d have to go back 69 years in the history books to Fausto Coppi’s 1949 Giro d’Italia to find such a performance at the Italian race." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 26, 2018





UCI confirms Chris Froome's bike X-rayed for mechanical doping after Giro d'Italia solo win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The UCI has confirmed that Chris Froome’s bike was X-rayed after his solo stage victory in Bardonecchia on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia, as part of the governing body’s fight against mechanical doping." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 26, 2018





British Cycling and UK Anti Doping join forces in new partnership.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"British Cycling (BC) has announced a partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in what they call a “fight against doping in the sport." (cyclingweekly.com)

May 26, 2018














May 25, 2018






Dave Brailsford reveals Team Sky’s meticulous plan to set up Chris Froome’s incredible solo break at the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Dave Brailsford has revealed the level of planning that went into Chris Froome‘s incredible solo break 80km to take the pink jersey on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia, with even the team boss himself out on the side of the road to hand Froome food and drink." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 25, 2018

















May 25, 2018





Suunto 3 Fitness In-Depth Review.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"The Suunto 3 Fitness removes many of the features that Suunto users have become accustomed to - while adding others not seen elsewhere in the Suunto platform." (dcrainmaker.com)

May 25, 2018





New website offers free legal advice for cyclists who have been injured on the roads.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Litem is the brainchild of web developer, Alex Jeffcott, and cyclists simply need to complete an opening “triage” by answering questions about the incident they were involved in to receive advice, an evaluation of the likely payout, and a letter which can be sent to the other party stating the circumstances, liability, injuries and financial losses involved." (cyclingweekly.com)

May 25, 2018





European Commission proposes insurance legislation for electric bike use on Europe’s roads.

(cyclingindustry.news)-"In a potentially damaging move to the bustling European electric bike business the European Commission (EC) has released a proposal to amend the Motor Vehicle Insurance Directive (MID), which could, if it passes, mean that pedelec users without third-party liability insurance would be riding illegally." (cyclingindustry.news) Shutterstock

May 25, 2018






2019 Shimano XTR M9100 Unveiled - This. Changes. Everything.

(bikerumor.com)"-"At the heart of the new group’s improved performance are the cassette, chain, and cranks. Together, they are largely responsible for what Shimano is calling a total revolution in drivetrain performance." (bikerumor.com)

May 25, 2018





Copenhagen Wheel creator secures $16.5 million in funding to develop smart share tech.

(cyclingindustry.news)"Looking to tap into the incoming tide of pedal assisted bikes for rent landing around the globe, Superpedestrian is developing the wheel, a complete bike and systems for bike rental." (cyclingindustry.news) Superpedestrian

May 25, 2018










May 24, 2018




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