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December 17, 2018





Transfer Mechanics: Larry Warbasse to AG2R La Mondiale.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Larry Warbasse turns up to our interview with a black eye and four stitches in his lip. The American is still feeling the effects of a cross-country skiing crash the previous day." (cyclingnews.com) (Vincent Curutchet)

December 17, 2018





Mitchelton Scott Q&A: Winter training and behind the scenes with the Yates twins.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"Ahead of the news that Simon Yates will target the Giro d'Italia but not the Tour de France in 2019, Cyclist spoke to performance manager Alex Camier about coaching Simon and his brother Adam." (cyclist.co.uk) James Burgess

December 17, 2018






Ella Harris becomes third rider to earn Canyon Sram pro contract through Zwift Academy.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"Harris has been handed a one-year deal with the Canyon Sram team after seeing off 5,000 fellow competitors for the prize, and becomes the youngest winner of the event at just 20-years-old." (cyclist.co.uk) (Joe Robinson)

December 17, 2018





7 things I have learned about professional cycling.

(voxwomen.com)-"Now as I am closing out my pro “career” (can you call it that, when it’s been so short??), here are the top 7 things I have learned about professional cycling….not necessarily in order." (voxwomen.com) (Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

December 17, 2018






December 16, 2018





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(cyclingtips.com)-"Cycling computers have come a long way from the days when the pinnacle was a wired CatEye Velo that offered speed, distance and if you had the premium Strada version, cadence." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by David Rome

December 16, 2018





Cant wins Superprestige in Zonhoven.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Sanne Cant (Iko Beobank) took her first Superprestige victory of the season, triumphing with a last lap attack in the sand at Zonhoven. Denise Betsema (Marlux Bingoal) took second." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 16, 2018





Van der Poel dominates Superprestige Zonhoven.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon Circus) soloed to victory in the iconic sand pit at Zonhoven, making it five wins in five races at the Superprestige Trophy. Wout Van Aert (Cibel Cebon) took a distant second." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 16, 2018





Specialized S-Works Venge Di2.

(road.cc)-"This is the brand new Specialized S-Works Venge, the company's third-generation aero road bike, and it's faster, lighter, stiffer, better handling, easier to adjust and better looking than the old Venge ViAS." (road.cc) David Arthur

December 16, 2018





PEZ Bookshelf: Racing Bicycles - The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling.

(pezcyclingnews.com)-"In spite of what we think here, professional road cycling (well, all pro cycling, actually) is a pretty marginal niche sport. Hence the perceived need for books to explain, in the most basic terms, all the elements that make up road racing. But even the cognoscenti can benefit from some of these and the latest iteration, “Racing Bicycles - The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling”, is a worthy addition." (pezcyclingnews.com) Leslie Reissner

December 16, 2018






Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross at Zonhoven, Belgium LIVE stream coverage.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross at Zonhoven, Belgium is Sunday, December 16. There will be live streams for both the elite women's and men's races.

Women at 13:40 CET, 7:40am U.S. ET.

Elite/U23 Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. ET." (cyclingfans.com)

December 16, 2018







December 15, 2018





Mathieu van der Poel eases to victory at Scheldecross.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Van Aert takes a distant second ahead of Aert." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)



December 15, 2018





Denise Betsema dominates at Scheldecross.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Brand and Verdonschot round out the podium." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)



December 15, 2018





A return to parity? Sky’s loss could be the peloton’s gain.

(velonews.com)-"A dismantling of 'Fortress Froome' would level peloton, though possibility of wealthy team purchasing a block of Sky and becoming new dominant force remains." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

December 15, 2018





Being There: Inside Trek HQ.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"What was once nearly a football-field-size space that was filled with the manufacturing of aluminum, steel and carbon frames has now given way to the needs of Trek’s successful Project One build program, which is essentially a massive paint booth." (roadbikeaction.com)

December 15, 2018






2018 DVV Trophy Cyclocross Scheldecross in Antwerp, Belgium LIVE.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The 2018 DVV Trofee Cyclocross Scheldecross in Antwerp, Belgium is Saturday, December 15. There will be live streams for the elite women and elite men races.

Elite Women at 13:45 CET, 7:45am U.S. ET.

Elite Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. ET."
(cyclingfans.com)

December 15, 2018












December 14, 2018





‘Sky wouldn’t remain a winning team on a lower budget’, says Jonathan Vaughters.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Vaughters says companies will be more likely to invest in the sport if Team Sky fail to find a new sponsor with the same big budget." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

December 14, 2018





Ag2r to welcome Warbasse, team’s first American rider.

(velonews.com)-"Veteran team manager Vincent Lavenu likes Larry Warbasse's talent as well as his personality, welcoming his team's first American rider." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

December 14, 2018





Women’s only race may be key to Colorado Classic’s financial future.

(velonews.com)-"The Colorado Classic's aim to boost women's cycling is a noble goal, but it also could secure the financial future of the race." (velonews.com) (Photo: Gruber)

December 14, 2018










Simon Yates will ride 2019 Giro d'Italia 'to try to finish the job off'.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Simon Yates has announced that he will return to the Giro d’Italia in 2019, acknowledging that his late collapse in this year’s race had "left a bitter taste." (cyclingnews.com)

December 17, 2018





Analysis: Movistar in pole position for Bernal sweepstakes.

(velonews.com)-"Egan Bernal, 21, is under contract at Sky through 2023, but the team's sponsor woes could force him to look elsewhere next year." (velonews.com) Photo: Maximiliano Blanco/Getty Images

December 17, 2018





What Happened To The Riders To Watch For 2018?

(inrng.com)-"Back in January ten riders were picked out of interest to see how they’d fare. They were not picked as a forecast for the rankings. As ever it’s always good to revisit things so here’s a look how they fared." (inrng.com) (ASO)

December 17, 2018





Vuelta a Espana rumored to return to more traditional route in 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"There is no indication that it will be any less mountainous, with stages in the Pyrenees, Asturias and through the Sierras of Avila and Teruel set to make it just as challenging as usual." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 17, 2018





Shimano S-Phyre sunglasses.

(rouleur.cc)-"Sunglasses, they’re an essential part of a pro cyclist’s poker face, they help hide their suffering. Shimano has finally got in on the game launching the S-Phyre range." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Sean Hardy

December 17, 2018





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Hyde beats White to win third consecutive cyclocross stars-and stripes jersey.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Cannondale Cyclocrossworld teammates Stephen Hyde and Curtis White share a lot of things; sponsors, coaches and often times they are roommates ahead of races, but the one thing they would not share was the stars-and-stripes jersey." (cyclingnews.com) (Angelica Dixon)

December 16, 2018






Compton dominates US cyclocross nationals to win record 15th consecutive title.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Katie Compton won the race by over a minute ahead of a surprise runner-up Sunny Gilbert (Van Dessel Factory Racing) and third-placed Ellen Noble (Trek Factory Racing)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 16, 2018






Petrov Dominates U23 Men Race at Home in OVCX.

(cxmagazine.com)"-"On Sunday in an OVCX city he grew up racing in, Spencer Petrov (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) completed his comeback from an early-season injury with a win in the U23 Men’s National Championship." (cxmagazine.com)

December 16, 2018





Honsinger wins under-23 women's US cyclocross title.

(dejansmaicphoto)"-"Clara Honsinger (USA) Team S&M Pro CX wins while Katie Clouse claims junior title in Louisville." (dejansmaicphoto)



December 16, 2018





Jeremy Powers: Fighting for the front after years of adversity.

(cyclingnews.com)-"There was a time not so long ago when Jeremy Powers' name was synonymous with winning cyclocross races in America. The New England native won four national championships in five years, starting with his first in 2012, and he dominated the podium's top step in the nation's top races." (cyclingnews.com) (Bo Bickerstaff)

December 16, 2018







Livestream: 2019 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships.

(velonews.com)"-"U.S. cyclocross nationals are coming up this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, December 15-16.

On Sunday we will have streams for both the morning and afternoon races. The morning session will start at around 8:20am U.S. Eastern (14:20 CET), and the afternoon races at 12:35pm U.S. Eastern (18:35 CET).

Live Sunday starting at around 8:20am Eastern."  (cyclingfans.com) (velonews.com)

December 16, 2018






Riders to watch at the US cyclocross national championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Stephen Hyde will try and defend his title for a third time in a row, while Katie Compton will attempt to add an astonishing 15th consecutive national cyclocross title to her long list of accomplishments." (cyclingnews.com) (Angelica Dixon)

December 15, 2018





Katie Compton: 40 going on 15.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Making history at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships is something Katie Compton has been doing since 2009, the year she won her sixth consecutive title." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 15, 2018





VeloNews Gear Awards 2018: Giro Aether’s thoughtful update.

(velonews.com)-"We give Giro the 'Thoughtful Update' award for its brain-saving design that integrates MIPS technology into the helmet shell." (velonews.com) Photo: Dan Cavallari

December 15, 2018






Dennis to ride Tour de France in 2019.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The time trial world champion last rode the Grande Boucle in 2016 and instead competed at the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España in each of his final two years at BMC." (cyclingpub.com) (Getty Images)

December 15, 2018





Bontrager Aeolus XXX 2.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"Designed to refine the strengths of the Aeolus D3 and improve both braking and aerodynamic effects in crosswinds, Bontrager claims the Aeolus XXX is the most researched rim they’ve ever produced." (roadbikeaction.com)

December 15, 2018





Bernard Hinault interview (Part 3): On the attack.

(rouleur.cc)-"They say that Flandriens, that other great cycling nationality, are born with a brick in their hearts. What it means is that sooner or later they settle down close to where they were brought up in order to build a home of their own." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Offside L'Equipe

December 14, 2018








CCC Team's new jerseys and 2019 Giant TCR bike.

(cyclingnews.com)-"CCC Team has revealed their 2019 Giant TCR race bikes and their new orange kit for the both men's and women's teams." (cyclingnews.com) (CCC Team)

December 14, 2018





Former Jelly Belly manager finds sponsor to race on in 2019.

(velonews.com)-"The 19-year-old team that Danny Van Haute has directed since the beginning will live on in 2019 with support from Wildlife Generation." (velonews.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

December 14, 2018





Trek Segafredo announces SRAM partnership.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Trek Segafredo announced that they will use SRAM components for the 2019 season, replacing Shimano as their groupset supplier." (cyclingnews.com) (Trek Segafredo)

December 14, 2018





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December 17, 2018





Luke Rowe: Sky have spoilt us over the last 10 years.

(cyclingnews.com)-"I think we're spoilt as a team to have one sole backer who puts in the majority of the money. Of course, we've got other sponsors who contribute but to have that one consistent backer is a great position, and we're lucky to have had that, but a lot of teams have been in this position." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 17, 2018





Offseason Capsule: Dimension Data.

(podiumcafe.com)-"There seem to be phases in the lives of certain cycling teams. First there is a startup phase where a team is launched, there is a great sense of purpose. It’s going to be “Australia’s team” “create a British winner of the TdF”, or any number of other lofty ideas." (podiumcafe.com) Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

December 17, 2018





Riders react to the 'tough challenge' of the 2019 Women's Tour de Yorkshire.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"Following the presentation of the route for the 2019 Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, which will be run on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May the women who hope to compete on those roads gave their thoughts on the route and Monument races." (cyclist.co.uk) Maria David

December 17, 2018





Caleb Ewan: New kid on the Lotto block.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After a disappointing year in the saddle, Caleb Ewan finally has what his heart and his legs desire: a new team, their complete support and, most importantly, a fresh start." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 17, 2018






Floyd Landis outlines how easy it can be to dope.

(cyclingmagazine.ca)-"Despite a long history of anti-doping measures introduced to sport, Landis still believes there are considerable loopholes that can be taken advantage of." (cyclingmagazine.ca) (Getty Images)

December 16, 2018





Highlights of 2015: Part V.

(inrng.com)-"The fifth and final pick, not easy as to pick one means to exclude all the others but let’s go with John Degenkolb’s Tour de France win, a satisfying result on many levels." (inrng.com) (ASO)

December 16, 2018






December 16, 2018






Tom Dumoulin to target Giro d'Italia over Tour de France in 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Tom Dumoulin will target the Giro d'Italia again in 2019, choosing the Italian Grand Tour over the Tour de France due to the higher number of time trialing kilometers on the route." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 16, 2018






Geraint Thomas: End of Sky sponsorship "a huge opportunity to start again."

(road.cc)-"On reflection, I think it’s a huge opportunity for us,” he said. “To start again. We have a great package to sell. It's not second-hand flip flops that we're flogging here. These are some pretty decent trainers ...”" (road.cc) Simon MacMichael

December 16, 2018





Telefonica to back Team Movistar through 2021.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Telefonica announced a contract extension with Team Movistar for an additional three years, bringing their relationship with the Spanish WorldTour team through to at least the end of the 2021 road reason." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

December 16, 2018





Knight 35 clincher TLA.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"Despite being a wheel brand for only four years, Knight Composites is brimming with a level of both bike-industry and carbon manufacturing personnel that would be in line with a wheel company long in the tooth. " (roadbikeaction.com)

December 16, 2018









December 15, 2018






Which WorldTour team has the best kit for 2019?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"We take a close look at the new 2019 threads that the top stars from Geraint Thomas to Peter Sagan will wear when they race for their 2019 targets." (cyclingweekly.com) Gregor Brown

December 15, 2018





Ochowicz targeting 20 wins in first season as CCC Team.

(cyclingnews.com)-"In Denia, Spain, this week, the whole operation came together, as riders and staff gathered for a pre-season training camp, and Ochowicz set out the team's vision and plans." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 15, 2018





Van Avermaet structures 2019 around Classics, Tour de France and Worlds.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Greg Van Avermaet has confirmed his race program for 2019, his first season in the orange of the newly rebranded CCC Team." (cyclingnews.com)

December 15, 2018





Tubolito Tubo Road 700C.

(road.cc)-"They may be expensive, but compared to a tubeless conversion - or a new wheelset - the Tubo Road tubes from Tubolito are a cost-effective way of shedding some weight. They promise some puncture resistance benefits as well." (road.cc) Neil Gander

December 15, 2018





Cycling Base Training Do’s and Don'ts for Amateur and Masters Cyclists.

(roadbikeaction.com)-"Throughout the Time-Crunched Cyclist books, I have argued against traditional base training because it is incompatible with the busy lifestyles of so many athletes." (roadbikeaction.com) Chris Carmichael

December 15, 2018











December 14, 2018







Sky withdrawal provides Brailsford a perfect exit from pro cycling.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"The search for a new sponsor at Team Sky has been described in some quarters as Dave Brailsford's biggest challenge yet, and while that sentiment holds water, it's also based on the assumption that Brailsford has the desire to continue within cycling." (cyclingnews.com)

December 14, 2018





Clement calls time on pro career.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Stef Clement has decided to retire from the pro peloton, and will take up a new role with Team Jumbo Visma next season, the team has announced." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

December 14, 2018





Interbike is dead. Now what?

December 14, 2018












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