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May 21, 2019








Giro d'Italia 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)-"2019 Giro d'Italia LIVE May 11-June 2, Italy.

Monday is the first rest day.

Stage 10 start time: Tuesday 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern).

Earliest live video: 12:50pm CET (6:50am U.S. Eastern).

Approximate finish: 5:13pm CET (11:13am U.S. Eastern)."
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May 21, 2019





Giro Stage 10 Preview: I’ll Call it Tradition.

(podiumcafe.com)-"It’s the second week of the Giro now, and so we return to what has become an institution - the almost unbelievably flat stage before the mountains kick off. 2017 had it on stage 13, 2016 had it on stage 12 and 2015 on stage 13." (podiumcafe.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2019






Authorities working to clear Gavia of snow ahead of Giro d'Italia queen stage.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Local authorities are working against the clock to ensure that the Passo Gavia is open for business for the Giro d’Italia’s queen stage next week. The Gavia has been a concern for some weeks." (cyclingnews.com)

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May 20, 2019







Not over yet: Roglic takes command but Giro d’Italia still in opening phase.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The San Marino time trial, once a staple of the Giro route, made its return after 21 years on Sunday and, by the end, it felt as though the sea-to-sky test had never been away." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 20, 2019







A serious man: Roglic living in the moment at Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Roglic is inscrutable in victory, a quality that may yet serve him well on this Giro d’Italia. Winner of both the Bologna and San Marino time trials, the Jumbo Visma rider lies second on general classification, 1:50 down on maglia rosa Valerio Conti." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 20, 2019







Giro d'Italia: Lopez down but not out, says Vinokourov.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Astana and Miguel Angel Lopez are trying to keep their heads up after the Colombian lost almost four minutes to Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) on the second time trial of the Giro d’Italia." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 20, 2019







Giro d’Italia Rest Day Review.

(inrng.com)-"Primo˛ Roglič’s quest to be known as the Giro d’Italia winner rather than an ex-ski jumper is on the right course. With a week of racing he’s seen his rivals fall away, either literally in the case of Tom Dumoulin or just down the standings." (inrng.com) (RCS Sport)

May 20, 2019





Contrasting emotions for Team Ineos leaders after Giro d’Italia time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Pavel Sivakov and Tao Geoghegan Hart finished just two seconds apart - in 24th and 25th place, respectively - on the stage 9 time trial at the Giro d’Italia - but the Team Ineos joint leaders were left with differing levels of optimism." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 20, 2019



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May 19, 2019







Giro d'Italia: Primoz Roglic wins stage 9, Conti retains race lead.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Campenaerts should have won the stage had it not been for the mechanical. To be fair he did have the better weather though. Nibali finishes 1'05 to Roglic on the stage. It could have been a lot worse when you consider how badly Yates, Lopez and Landa have performed." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 19, 2019










‘When we reached the climb I didn’t have anything’: Simon Yates admits to ‘stinker’ in Giro d’Italia stage nine time trial.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"With his times losses, Yates dropped nine spots to 24th in the overall classification. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) continues to lead but Roglič tops the favorites list for the eventual overall win." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 19, 2019






‘It’s s**t for him but he had dry conditions’: Primo˛ Roglič on mechanical that stole stage win from Victor Campenaerts.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Primo˛ Roglič (Jumbo Visma) rode to victory ahead of new Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) in the San Marino time trial on stage nine of the Giro d’Italia 2019." (cyclingweekly.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

May 19, 2019







Simon Yates: We’ll have to come up with a new plan now.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The Briton dropped nine positions in the General Classification and is in the 24th place, five minutes and 36 seconds behind the overall leader Valerio Conti." (cyclingpub.com) Mitchelton Scott

May 19, 2019









Time trial improvements give Simon Yates valuable confidence ahead of vital Giro d’Italia stage.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The race’s stage nine climbs to the Republic of San Marino, 34.8km from the coast. The Mitchelton Scott rider will face other overall contenders including Primo˛ Roglič (Jumbo Visma) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)." (cyclingweekly.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

May 19, 2019



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May 18, 2019







Giro d'Italia: Caleb Ewan wins stage 8 sprint.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ackermann, Ewan and then Viviani with 200m to go. Caleb Ewan. Caleb Ewan. Caleb Ewan wins stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia.

Lotto Soudal rider tops Viviani and Ackermann as Conti retains pink."
(cyclingnews.com) (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 18, 2019







Giro d'Italia 2019: Stage 8 finish line quotes.

(cyclingnews.com)-"We've been trying pretty much all seven days now that we've been here, and I'm just so happy to repay them with the win now." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 18, 2019








Kennedy wins Durango Durango Emakumeen Saria.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mitchelton Scott goes 1-2 with Lucy Kennedy and Amanda Spratt, Soraya Paladin finishes third." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Con Chronis)

May 21, 2019





6 Bold Predictions For The 2019 Tour de France.

(bicycling.co.za)-"The 2019 Tour de France will start on Saturday, July 6, in Brussels, honoring the Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx. While there’s still much to learn, we have a few ideas as to what might happen on the road to Paris." (bicycling.co.za) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

May 21, 2019





Meet Tadej Pogacar, future Grand Tour champion.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Last year, 21-year-old Egan Bernal crowned as the youngest-ever winner of the Amgen Tour. This year, it was 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar, who is nearly a year younger than Bernal." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Getty Images/Amgen Tour of California; Cor Vos/Brian Hodes

May 21, 2019





Not a betrayal, just business: Roberto Visentini and Stephen Roche.

(castelli-cycling.com)-"Most people remember the 1987 Giro for the “polemica” between defending champion Roberto Visentini and his teammate (and eventual winner) Stephen Roche of Ireland." (castelli-cycling.com) Dave Campbell

May 21, 2019





Strava stats shows how deep riders went on Giro d’Italia stage nine time trial.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The Giro d’Italia was finally shaken up during the stage nine time trial, as hopes were dashed on the course to San Marino." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 20, 2019





Nash defends Grand Junction Off-Road title.

(velonews.com)Photo:-"Katerina Nash dominates the desert, escaping early to win the second round of the Epic Rides Off-Road series by a healthy margin." (velonews.com)Photo: Dave McElwaine

May 20, 2019





Finsterwald flies to Grand Junction Off-Road victory.

(velonews.com)-"On a hot streak after winning his first marathon mountain bike national championship, Russell Finsterwald takes an emphatic win in the most technical race in the Epic Rides series." (velonews.com) Photo: Dave McElwaine

May 20, 2019





Bjerg not intimidated by Campenaerts' UCI Hour Record.

(cyclingnews.com)-"At just 20 years old, Mikkel Bjerg is a two-time U23 time trial world champion and third in line on the UCI Hour Record list behind current record holder Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and 2012 Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 20, 2019





Porte’s dreams of a Tour de France podium bolstered by Thomas’s win.

(cyclingtips.com)-"A few short months ago, Richie Porte was riding high in his first race with new team Trek Segafredo, once again nabbing the Willunga Hill stage at the Tour Down Under. Things haven’t gone Porte’s way since." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

May 20, 2019





Thomas Voeckler: ‘If you don’t believe Bardet or Pinot can win the Tour de France 2019, you don’t believe in anything’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"I believe in them for victory, Voeckler said. “If we are not all behind Bardet or Pinot to succeed the Badger [Bernard Hinault], given their respective teams and the course, then we do not believe in anything." (cyclingweekly.com) (Chris Graythen/Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

May 20, 2019





First Look: Pinarello Grevil Ultegra gravel and all-road bike.

(road.cc)-"We told you all about the new Pinarello Grevil+ on its release back in October last year, we've now got our hands on one to test. The new gravel bike come with a full carbon frame and can fit 700c or 650b wheels with correspondingly fat rubber." (road.cc) Rachael Gurney

May 20, 2019





Velo Orange Neutrino mini-velo looks like a mini-me blast to ride anywhere.

(bikerumor.com)-"If any bike screams N+1, it’s this disc brake 20″ wheeled steel mini-velo from Velo Orange. The new Neutrino is meant to be compact – easy to store & easy to travel with - but offering a solid, fun ride whether around town or out on tour." (bikerumor.com) (Cory Benson) courtesy Velo Orange

May 20, 2019





The Giro E, the Giro d'Italia on e-bikes, follows the same course as the pros with some famous names taking part.

(road.cc)-"Excluding time trials the Giro E follows roughly the same course as the Giro d'Italia proper, but on e-bikes!" (road.cc) (Jack Sexty)

May 20, 2019





RSP Calavera Carbon CC35 Wheelset.

(road.cc)-"On the whole the RSP Calavera CC35 Carbon wheelset has plenty of things going for it. The wheels are a decent weight, offer a comfortable ride and their price makes them accessible to plenty of riders." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

May 20, 2019



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Tadej Pogacar: Tour of California was my main goal.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) may not have the grizzled demeanor of a well-seasoned GC rider, but the 20-year-old put away some of the top riders in the world this week on his way to winning the 2019 Tour of California." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 19, 2019





Flueckiger tops van der Poel in Albstadt.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Swiss Bike) took the second World Cup win of his career in Albstadt, Germany, on Sunday, flying through the rain and mud that everyone else struggled with." (cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones)

May 19, 2019





Courtney claims Albstadt World Cup win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Rain had been forecast all week for Sunday's Mountain Bike World Cup in Albstadt, Germany, but the women lucked out, with only some sticky mud to contend with." (cyclingnews.com) (Rob Jones)

May 19, 2019





Sidi customers in USA warned of delays to orders after F16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse.

(road.cc)-"The USA distributor of Italian cycling shoe firm Sidi has warned customers to expect delays to their orders after a US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet crashed into its warehouse in California. The plane was carrying live armaments." (road.cc) Simon MacMichael

May 19, 2019





Hanna Muegge Takes on the Belgian Waffle Ride After Teammate’s Injury.

(cxmagazine.com)-"When DNA Cycling’s Amy Charity suffered a torn ACL and could not race the 2019 Belgian Waffle Ride, teammate Hanna Muegge, who had never done a race like it, stepped into her place just two weeks before the 133-mile spring classic." (cxmagazine.com) BWR Photo Pool

May 19, 2019





Cannondale Announces 2 New e-Bikes.

(electricbikeaction.com)"-"Cannondale will be rolling out a range of new e-bikes for 2019. The Quick NEO and Quick NEO EQ are built for riders seeking road bike speed combined with the comfort and ease of an upright, flat-bar riding position." (electricbikeaction.com)

May 19, 2019






2019 Four Days of Dunkirk/4 Jours de Dunkerque LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 4 Jours de Dunkerque LIVE
May 14-19, France.

Stage 6 - Sunday at 12:40 pm CET (6:40 am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 4:10pm CET (10:10 am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:27 pm CET (11:27 am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

May 19, 2019



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Tour of California: Bol wins final stage in Pasadena.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) sprinted to victory on the final stage of the Tour of California in Pasadena. The German beat Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) to the line after an unexpectedly active day which saw big names going on the attack mid-stage." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 18, 2019








Amgen Women's Race: Van der Breggen seals overall.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Balsamo takes victory on final stage in Pasadena. Van der Breggen seals the overall victory." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

May 18, 2019










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May 21, 2019






Juan José Amador refuses to accept positive test as Manzana Postobon stick by rider.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Since I was a child I’ve found myself in the Manzana Postobón team, and during my time there they have instilled in me that fair play and being an upstanding sportsman are the principal values of the team, values with which I identify through my outlook on life." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 21, 2019





Suunto 5: Everything You Need to Know & First Runs.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"The Suunto 5 is a mostly well priced mid-range multisport watch.  Swim, bike, run, hike, even triathlon multisport option. It can track your sleep and your HR 24×7, as well as follow routes from Suunto’s platform." (dcrainmaker.com)

May 21, 2019






Manzana Postobon team suspended as second rider gives adverse reading.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Juan José Amador was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid) in a sample collected during an out-of-competition test held on 22 October 2018." (cyclingweekly.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

May 20, 2019



















May 20, 2019






Tour of California: 8 conclusions from the men's and women's races.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 2019 Tour of California came to a close last week, with Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) leading home a youthful men's podium, while Boels Dolmans dominated the women's competition, taking two stage wins and the overall title with Anna van der Breggen." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 20, 2019






Power Analysis: 20-year-old Pogacar sets a new record on Mt. Baldy.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Pogacar showed an impressive amount of patience, maturity, and brute strength throughout the week at the Tour of California." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

May 20, 2019






Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I really want to ride a Grand Tour after Tokyo 2020’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"After his breakout spring Classics season, people are already asking the young Dutchman what his race calendar next year will look like, the 24-year-old saying that Paris Roubaix will be added to the races he plans to ride." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

May 20, 2019





Jumbo Visa extend with Kuss, Bouwman and Tolhoek.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dutch WorldTour team Jumbo Visma have signed three of their up-and-coming riders to two-year extensions, taking Sepp Kuss, Antwan Tolhoek and Koen Bouwman through the 2021 season." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

May 20, 2019





Lizzie Deignan on an upward trajectory to Yorkshire World Championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Upon the conclusion of the Tour of California, she told Cyclingnews that she felt optimistic about her form as she builds towards her goal of winning a second rainbow jersey at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire in September." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

May 20, 2019





Courtney claims first World Cup wins in Germany.

(velonews.com)"-"World champion Kate Courtney claimed her first ever mountain bike World Cup wins when she took both the elite cross country and short track events at the opening round of the 2019 series." (velonews.com)

May 20, 2019



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May 19, 2019






Mike Teunissen takes stage six win and overall victory as Jumbo Visma dominate the Four Days of Dunkirk 2019.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The Dutch team dominated the Four Days of Dunkirk 2019, winning five out of the six stages and taking the leader’s jersey every day." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Francois Lo Presti/ AFP/Getty)

May 19, 2019





Amgen Women’s Race: Moolman-Pasio third overall after vertebral compression injury.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC Liv) had targeted the Ardennes classics and the mountainous Tour of California Women’s Race - but a crash in the final sprint at Amstel Gold Race forced a change in priorities upon her." (cyclingnews.com) (Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

May 19, 2019





Team of the Week: Normal Service Is Resumed Edition.

(podiumcafe.com)-"A WWT stage race in the USA (Tour of California, WWT 11), and an inspirational Spanish one (Vuelta a Burgos)." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images)

May 19, 2019





Ribble Endurance SLe Di2.

(road.cc)-"Excellent, lightweight e-road bike that’s fun to ride with or without power." (road.cc) (Jack Sexty)

May 19, 2019





The stuff they don't tell you about smart trainers.

(road.cc)-"Smart trainers have transformed indoor riding for the better over the past few years but the new technology has brought along some irritations and problems of its own. Here are some of the issues that have bugged us recently." (road.cc) (Mat Brett)

May 19, 2019





Merida Scultura Disc 200 2019.

(road.cc)-"The Merida Scultura Disc 200 may look like it is an entry-level machine on paper but the frame and fork are absolutely top notch and massively upgradable. It's yet another example of just how good alloy frames are right now." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

May 19, 2019



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Seven riders dreaming the WorldTour dream, wrapped in stars and stripes.

(cyclingtips.com)-"The Tour of California’s decision to invite a U.S. national selection to America’s biggest race may not seem like much, but for domestic riders that lost a key step along the pathway to the international peloton when California went WorldTour, it’s a big deal." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

May 18, 2019













May 18, 2019




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