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2016 Milano Torino LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Milano-Torino ProfileThumb Overlay."Wednesday's race starts at 12:00pm CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 4:26pm CET (10:26am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 2:20pm CET (8:20am U.S. Eastern)."
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Greipel to captain German team at Doha Worlds.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."The German Cycling Federation announced Tuesday that Andre Greipel will lead the six-man team at the sprinter suited road race World Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 16, while compatriot Marcel Kittel will play a wildcard role.

The team announcement was reported on Rad-Net."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

September 27, 2016





Colbrelli wins Tre Valli Varesine.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Sonny Colbrelli went early but wins it over Ulissi!

Gavazzi finished third with Slagter fourth and Visconti fifth.

Gilbert
finished in sixth place."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 27, 2016





Nibali back in action at the Tre Valli Varesine.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Vincenzo Nibali is back in action at the Tre Valli Varesine race in Italy, 52 days after he fractured his collarbone in the Olympic Games road race.

The one-day race is Nibali’s final race in Italy in Astana colors before he moves to the new Bahrain Merida team in 2017."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 27, 2016





Lachlan Morton to ride with Dimension Data in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Cor Vos/Brian Hodes): by Neal Rogers September 27, 2016 Photography by Cor Vos/Brian HodesThumb Overlay."Australian climbing sensation Lachlan Morton will return to the European peloton in 2017 after signing a contract with Dimension Data, several sources have confirmed with CyclingTips.

The 24-year-old Morton rode for Garmin Sharp in 2013 and 2014 before spending the past two seasons with the U.S. Continental team Jelly Belly Maxxis."
(cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Cor Vos/Brian Hodes)

September 27, 2016





Analysis: A tale of two worlds.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): The wind split up the peloton during the opening stage in Qatar three years ago. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The road to the finish at Dukhan Beach doubled back on itself before cutting left one last time, putting the finish in sight. Mark Cavendish’s Omega Pharma Quick-Step teammates yanked at the front of the field, pulling it into line.

Then Sky took over, towing Elia Viviani. Still, Brent Bookwalter and a pair of Swiss breakaway companions held their gap. It was less than 30 seconds at 3 kilometers to go and the announcer spoke mostly of their doom."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 27, 2016





2016 Giro di Lombardia LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2016 Giro di Lombardia ProfileThumb Overlay."Saturday's Race starts at 10:50am CET (4:50am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:11pm CET (11:11am U.S. Eastern) .
Live video from 2:25pm CET (8:25am U.S. Eastern)."
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Paul Kimmage rips into David Walsh’s Team Sky coverage live on radio.

Thumbnail Credit (stickybottle.com): Paul Kimmage: “I may be an asshole but I’m a consistent asshole”. He doesn’t spare the horses when tackling David Walsh on the radio and in print.Thumb Overlay."Paul Kimmage has robustly questioned David Walsh’s approach to covering Team Sky and the events of the past couple of weeks relating to TUEs availed of by its riders.

Writing in The Sunday Independent and also being interviewed on Newstalk’s ‘Off The Ball’, Kimmage said he believes Walsh’s judgement has been clouded.

He believed this was as a result of the celebrity and plaudits Walsh had received since being credited with bringing down Lance Armstrong."
(stickybottle.com)

September 26, 2016





Orica BikeExchange's Tuft and Durbridge win Duo Normand.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Svein Tuft (Orica-BikeExchange) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Teams Almeborg Bornholm and FDJ on the podium." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)





September 26, 2016





Jingle Cross Day 3: Europeans Rewarded with C1 Points for Returning, Hyde Finishes Sixth.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) (© D. Mable / Cyclocross Magazine): 2016 Jingle Cross UCI C1, Day 3, Elite Men hit the run-up for the first time. © D. Mable / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."Dutchman David van der Poel attacked on the final lap and held on to win Sunday’s UCI Volkswagen Jingle Cross for C1 Elite Men.

Gianni Vermeersch of Belgium was second, 12 seconds back, and fellow Begian Diether Sweeck rounded off the podium in third, 14 seconds off the lead."
(cxmagazine.com) (© D. Mable / Cyclocross Magazine)

September 26, 2016





Road disc brakes: A mechanic’s view.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling-today.com): Road disc brakeThumb Overlay."Disc brakes on road bikes. I haven’t seen a technical innovation that’s caused as much controversy since – well, since Shimano invented a little thing called Di2.

Sure, there’s a lot of hand-wringing about their place in the professional peloton, but in terms of the rest of us riding around, are they worth the extra expense?"
(cycling-today.com)

September 26, 2016





Tech of the Week: Garmin Edge updates, new bikes from Cervelo and Ribble, and more.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Cervelo S3 gains disc brakes for 2017Thumb Overlay."We round up the biggest tech stories from the last seven days." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)





September 26, 2016





Dennis loses Eneco Tour after crashing out of finale.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Rohan Dennis (BMC) is the overall leader at Eneco Tour (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Rohan Dennis’ hopes of winning the overall all title at the Eneco Tour came to an abrupt end when he crashed while wearing the leader’s jersey during the finale stage 7 and was forced to abandon the race." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 25, 2016






Terpstra wins Eneco Tour as Dennis crashes out.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quickstep) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.comThumb Overlay."Niki Terpstra emerged as the winner of the Eneco Tour after heavy rain and slippery roads turned the final stage into a classic and leader Rohan Dennis crashed and abandoned the race.

Edvald Boasson Hagen won the stage on the lower slopes of the Geraardsbergen climb, beating Terpstra and Oliver Naesen with a huge final effort."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 25, 2016





Hosking wins Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli Donne.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Chloe Hosking (Wiggle-High 5) wins La Course (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Vos second and Guarischi third." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)







September 25, 2016





Icons of cycling: Three Peaks Cyclocross.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Andy Jones): The Three Peaks Cyclocross. Photo: Andy JonesThumb Overlay."The three peaks in question are Ingleborough (703 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Pen-y-ghent (694 metres). They are in the Yorkshire Dales, and crossing them in a 40-kilometre loop has been a walker’s rite of passage ever since two Giggleswick school teachers did it back in 1887." (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Andy Jones)

September 25, 2016






Taylor Phinney: I'll start a new chapter at Cannondale Drapac.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Taylor Phinney (BMC) signs in for Eneco Tour (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Taylor Phinney has confirmed that he has signed a two-year deal with Cannondale Drapac.

The 26 year old American has raced for BMC Racing for the last six seasons but will start a new chapter of his career with Jonathan Vaughters' squad in 2017."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 27, 2016






The Never-Ending TUEsday.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): Ever since the leaked TUE Wiggins and Sky have been playing catch-upThumb Overlay."It’s turning into the never-ending story. What could have been a quick medical matter is turning into an ethical saga that’s now being played out across the British media.

The leaked revelation that Bradley Wiggins injected cortisone on the eve of major races shows a grey area where private medical needs meet a history of steroid abuse in sport. This matter should have been cleared up but rumbles on."
(inrng.com)

September 27, 2016





Tony Blair's former protection officer is killed while competing in French cycling race.

Thumbnail Credit(dailymail.co.uk): Police are investigating the death of former Police Constable Ian Bashford, 61 (pictured) Thumb Overlay."A retired British policeman died when he was hit by a car just 200 meters from the finish line of a race in France.

Police are investigating the death of former Police Constable Ian Bashford, 61, after a support vehicle in the 35th Duo Normand race allegedly swerved into his path. The amateur cyclist, from Croydon, was peddling at around 35mph as he sprinted to the finish line in the town of Marigny in Normandy."
(dailymail.co.uk)

September 27, 2016





The off season is calling but first we gotta “work work work work” for those stripes.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Kristoff Ramon): by Loren Rowney September 27, 2016 Photography by Kristoff RamonThumb Overlay."As the season begins to draw to a close, I find that I’m reaching some of the hardest weeks of the year. I can almost smell the hamburger & bravas, and taste the cider on my lips.

The off season is calling, a mere few weeks away, but I need to stay focused and motivated for the biggest task at hand: the World Championships in Qatar."
(cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Kristoff Ramon)

September 27, 2016





Cannondale SuperX Team first ride review.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Robert Smith): The fork legs have become slimmer, while the crown has swelled to match the head-tube’s epic prop forward stockiness (Robert Smith)Thumb Overlay."Cannondale’s 2011 carbon fibre SuperX gained a strong following among cyclocross racers with its low weight and superb handling.

One area that cried out for improvement was tire clearance between the chainstays, as Cannondale’s original 68mm wide BB30 bottom bracket shell limited what was possible."
(bikeradar.com) (Robert Smith)

September 27, 2016





My top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): What are this year's trends in mountain biking? (BikeRadar)Thumb Overlay."Now that this year’s tradeshows are over, we have a pretty clear picture of where the cycling industry is taking us. From Sea Otter, Eurobike, Interbike and dozens of product launches along the way, here’s my take on where mountain biking is heading." (bikeradar.com)

September 27, 2016





Watch Cycling Anytime with NBC Sports Gold.

Thumbnail Credit (androidheadlines.com): NBC Sports Gold is here to deliver the best cycling actionThumb Overlay."NBC Sports Gold is an ad-free stream from the NBC Sports network, which will bring you the best cycling content live as well as on demand.

It’s the perfect app for all of the cycling fans out there. The app will show over 15 races throughout the year. This includes the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, Paris Nice and Paris Roubaix. If you’re a huge fan of cycling, you’ll want to download this app."
(androidheadlines.com)

September 27, 2016





Five things we learned from the Eneco Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Peter Sagan wins stage three of the Eneco TourThumb Overlay."The Eneco Tour gets a bit of a bad rap sometimes. In previous years, especially with the British audiences, it has always come as a bit of a comedown following a three-month stretch featuring the Tour de France, Vuelta a España and Tour of Britain.

But this year, with the World Championships taking place later than normal in the year, the Eneco Tour had an absolutely excellent line-up, with sprint stars, Classics stars and time trial stars."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 26, 2016






Bouhanni and Demare headline French team for World Championships.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Arnaud Démare (FDJ) winner of stage 1 Paris-Nice (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Nacer Bouhanni and Arnaud Demare will lead France at the World Championships road race in Qatar next month, giving the team two strong options but also a potential leadership headache." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

September 26, 2016





Nash Holds Off Noble for Jingle Cross UCI C1 Win.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) (© D. Mable / Cyclocross Magazine): Eva Lechner leads the women to the dirt. 2016 Jingle Cross Day 3 UCI C1, Elite Women. © D. Mable / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."While the course was similar to Saturday’s World Cup, conditions couldn’t have been more different on Sunday for the C1 race.

Missing from the start was Sanne Cant, Ellen van Loy Sophie de Boer and the heavy mud and oppressive heat and humidity that taxed riders on Saturday."
(cxmagazine.com) (© D. Mable / Cyclocross Magazine)

September 26, 2016





Rudy Project Launches Customizable, Lightweight Performance Sunglass for 2017: The Fotonyk.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeworldnews.com): he Fotonyk contains a range of technologiesThumb Overlay."Rudy Project, Italian crafters of award-winning performance sunglasses since 1985, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the brand’s 2017 performance sunglass lineup: The Fotonyk.

Formulated from years of intense research with the world’s top athletes and the result of countless hours of design, the Fotonyk boasts cutting-edge features, superior comfort, and breathtaking structure seamlessly blended into one masterpiece."
(bikeworldnews.com)

September 26, 2016





TrainerRoad rolls out Android support.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): With Android now out the door, this completes the lineup of TrainerRoad apps on major platformsThumb Overlay."It’s been a long time coming, but as of this very moment – TrainerRoad now has Android support.

Yup, you can wander on over and download the app and be off to the races with your favorite Android phone. While at Interbike last week I got a bit of a tour of the new app, so I figure we’ll walk through that.

Oh, and I got to see their latest handlebar DIY creation. Like past TrainerRoad handlebar DIY creations, you might not even notice this one until I point it out."
(dcrainmaker.com)

September 26, 2016





Peter Sagan moves back into WorldTour lead after Eneco Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Peter Sagan in the Eneco leader's jersey after stage 4 (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."World Champion Peter Sagan may not have won the overall title at the Eneco Tour but his third place overall was enough to move him back into the overall lead of the UCI WorldTour ranking ahead of the final round at Il Lombardia.

Upon the conclusion of the seven-day race, Sagan said he is tired and unsure whether he will compete at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 16."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 25, 2016





Ruffoni wins Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Bardiani - CSF Pro Team www.bardianicsf.com2165 × 1014Search by image VCV: RUFFONI EIGHTH IN THIRD STAGEThumb Overlay."Nicola Ruffoni won the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday ahead of Filippo Pozzato and Jens Keukeleire.

The men's 196.3km race started and finished in Montegeglio, and is a series of end-of-season races held in Italy."
(cyclingnews.com)

September 25, 2016





Van Aert, Compton solo to victories at inaugural Iowa City cyclocross World Cup event.

"Battling a fractured big toe, an early drivetrain issue, and stifling heat and humidity, world champion Wout Van Aert took a solo victory at the second round of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Iowa City Saturday." (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Wil Matthews/Jake Orness)

September 25, 2016






PEZ Daily Distraction. "The cycling economy downturn has hit non-essential spending on things like 'promo hostesses' at Interbike right where it hurts - but thankfully no one told the guys at SpeedTunedWheels.com." (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 27, 2016




















September 27, 2016






Froome calls on anti-doping authorities to 'urgently address' TUE system.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Yellow jersey Chris Froome (Team Sky) (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Chris Froome has called upon the UCI and the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to "urgently address" the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) system which he feels is "open to abuse." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)


September 27, 2016






Oleg Tinkov: ‘I trust Brailsford and Wiggins’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Graham Watson): Oleg Tinkov and Dave Brailsford at the 2016 Tour de France Credit: Graham Watson Thumb Overlay."Tinkoff cycling team owner Oleg Tinkov has issued a statement in support of Team Sky and their team principal Dave Brailsford in the debate surrounding Bradley Wiggins‘s therapeutic use exemption (TUE) certificate for triamcinolone." (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Graham Watson)

September 27, 2016





New British cycling clothing brand smashes £1,500 Kickstarter goal in just 24 hours.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): T Cycling Clothing now comfortably past the £3,000 mark in crowdfunding driveThumb Overlay."Start-up cycling clothing brands may seem like two a penny nowadays, but few have achieved quite the success with crowdfunding as T Cycling Clothing. Launched just last week on Kickstarter, the new brand smashed its £1,500 crowdfunding target in just 24 hours, and has now surged past the £3,000 mark with early bird offers being snaffled up fast." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 27, 2016







Guide to 2016-2017 rider transfers - Women.

Thumbnail Credit(Getty Images Sport): Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands and Rabobank-Liv celebrates crossing the finish line to win the 19th Fleche Wallonne women's race (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."To help you keep track of the comings and goings of riders in the women's peloton, Cyclingnews has put together a guide to this season's transfers.

We'll keep it updated regularly so you can keep checking back."
 (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)








2016 Tre Valli Varesine LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Monday's race starts at 12:00pm CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern) Finish at around 4:45pm CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern) Live video from 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern)Thumb Overlay."Tuesday's race starts at 12:00pm CET (6:00am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 4:45pm CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern).

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

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September 26, 2016








The Sound of Silence: Brailsford, Sky and the questions still to be answered.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): David Brailsford (Team Sky) (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."On Sunday morning, Bradley Wiggins finally broke his silence on his use of the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide in an interview with BBC political journalist Andrew Marr.

The short, pre-recorded piece shed little new light on the matter. Marr asked a series of superficial questions, received a series of superficial answers and swiftly retreated to more comfortable ground by asking Wiggins for his take on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour party."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

September 26, 2016





Road race in China halted after European pro dies in crash.

Thumbnail Credit (stickybottle.com): Another pro cyclist has been killed in race action, this time in a crash just after the start of a race in China. Dejan Maric (25) was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.Thumb Overlay."A cyclist has been killed in race action in China following a crash not long after the start of an event there.

Serbian rider Dejan Maric was fatally injured when he crashed with a number of other riders about 16km into the 99km Mt Wuyi Cycling Race in southeast China’s Fujian province.

The 25-year-old was initially treated by medics at the scene of the crash."
(stickybottle.com)

September 26, 2016





The Trainer Updates of Interbike 2016: STAC, Kinetic, Tacx, CycleOps, Elite, CompuTrainer.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): But Kinetic had promised to put out a blog post two Friday’s ago that would explain their position in better detailThumb Overlay."As expected, Interbike was pretty quiet as far as new trainers go. Only one company introduced a new trainer: BKool, with all remaining companies having already introduced new trainers at Eurobike a few weeks ago, or over the course of the summer.

For example, all of these Eurobike and related new trainer announcements this season. However, there were still numerous trainer tidbits to be had at Interbike this year that didn’t make it to the full post level. Even if some of them were only one-line updates."
(dcrainmaker.com)

September 26, 2016





Bkool Announces New Smart Go Trainer.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): Sometimes you get a bit of wishy-washyness when comparing options in the $450-$700 trainer market, but this is straightforward…which is niceThumb Overlay."While at Interbike, Spanish trainer company Bkool announced their latest trainer – the Bkool Smart Go.

This lower-priced option helps to complement their existing option, the Bkool Smart Pro. These two trainers sit at $479 and $699USD respectively."
(dcrainmaker.com)

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September 25, 2016








Wiggins says he didn’t take triamcinolone to gain an unfair advantage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Andrew Marr show): Bradley Wiggins speaks on the Andrew Marr show (Andrew Marr show)Thumb Overlay."Bradley Wiggins has broken his silence, saying he opted to use the powerful steroid triamcinolone to treat asthma and breathing problems and so put himself ‘back on a level playing-field in order to compete at the highest level.’

He denied he took the drug to obtain a boost in performance."
(cyclingnews.com) (Andrew Marr show)

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