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RCS denies rumors of compromise on team cuts.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Mauro Vegni, director of the Giro d'Italia (center, pictured with Fabio Aru, left, and Mario Cipollini, right) insists that top race organizers have not yet reached a compromise with the UCI. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."Contrary to reports over the last 24 hours, RCS Sport cycling director Mauro Vegni says that nothing has changed in the debate over reduced pro team sizes.

Vegni, who directs the Giro d’Italia, said it never came up at a UCI meeting in Spain Tuesday, and that the issue still needs to be confronted."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016

Boom heads to Basque Country for low-key start to cyclocross campaign.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Lars Boom (Astana) suffered in his first 'cross race of the year (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Lars Boom will set the wheels of his 2016/17 cyclocross season in motion this weekend, but rather than joining the leading lights of the discipline in Belgium, he’ll be flying under the radar 1,000 miles away in the Basque country." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016

Tony Martin aiming for Classics and Tour de France success.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tony Martin answering questions from the press at the Katusha-Alpecin media day (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."2017 was going to be an important year regardless for Tony Martin with the Tour de France grand depart in Dusseldorf a rare opportunity for the time trialist to compete in the race on home soil.

However, there is added significance to next year's race as the 31-year-old will line up for the stage 1 time trial in the rainbow jersey as world time trial champion."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016

The truth about cycling safety, passing distances and dooring.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): But more controversial is how to achieve it and everyone seems to have their own viewThumb Overlay."There is ongoing pressure on the government by advocacy groups to impose stricter penalties on drivers who open their car door on a passing cyclist.

But are heftier penalties the most effective way to change behavior?

Cyclists want motorists to stop dooring them, passing too close and generally threatening their safety."

December 8, 2016

New Zfal Tubeless Tank helps seat tubeless tires.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Zfal’s new reservoir should help get tubeless tyres set up that bit more easilyThumb Overlay."Tubeless tires are definitely a thing now, with more and more brands offering tubeless ready tires and many OEM or aftermarket wheelsets having tubeless ready rims.

But getting your tires to seat can be a bit hit and miss."

December 8, 2016

2016 DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Essen + Vlaamse Druivencross at Overijse CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker: 2015 World Champion Mathieu van der Poel at the 2015 Superprestige Cyclocross event at Middelkerke, Belgium - Click for high resolution - Copyright  2015 Mario Vanacker Thumb Overlay."On Saturday, December 10: DVV Trophy Cyclocross at Essen, Belgium.

On Sunday, December 11: Vlaamse Druivencross CX at Overijse, Belgium."
(cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker

Tour de France team sizes to remain the same in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Team Sky on stage at the 2016 Tour de France team presentation (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Cyclingnews understands there will be no reduction in team sizes in the 2017 Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, the cobbled Classics and other races, after leading race organizers ASO, RCS sport and Flanders Classics accepted that any changes to planned team sizes must be put on hold and approved by the UCI’s Professional Cycling Council that is responsible for the rules of professional racing." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

December 7, 2016

Boonen reveals nerves led him to see sports psychologist.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tom Boonen was all smiles during the training ride in Quebec (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Fear is not an emotion you’d associate with Boonen, who in April cited ‘big balls’ as the key characteristic of a Paris Roubaix winner, but the Belgian, speaking at an event alongside QuickStep directeur sportif Wilfried Peeters, admitted he didn’t feel comfortable this year at the opening weekend of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, and again at the Tour of Flanders." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016

8 breakthrough riders from the women's peloton in 2016.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) wins Gent-Wevelgem Women (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The inaugural edition of the Women's WorldTour and the Rio Olympics provided plenty of motivation for emerging talents in the women's peloton to prove themselves in 2016.

Cyclingnews highlights eight of the biggest breakout riders."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016

‘No matter what, he will attack. Alberto Contador will attack until he can’t pedal any more’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Graham Watson): Alberto Contador on stage twelve of the 2015 Tour de France. Photo: Graham Watson Thumb Overlay."Spaniard Alberto Contador, who celebrated his 34th birthday this week, may be the oldest of the current Grand Tour stars, but insiders say “it’s guaranteed he will attack” to explode race order.

Contador posted a message to his fans on Twitter and Instagram."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Graham Watson)

December 7, 2016

Thomas: I’ve got to take a risk with my race program.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Solo breakaway rider Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) tries to get to the finish line ahead of the sprinters (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."After several years of riding the Tour de France in the service of others, Geraint Thomas is ready to embark on the next phase of his career, with the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana both viable options in 2017.

As the 30-year-old tells Cyclingnews from his home in Monaco, next year is all about specializing in one single area of his broad skill-set and, most importantly, taking a risk with a new race program and new set of challenges."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

December 7, 2016

Fernando Alonso has not given up cycling project.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Sports Mole: Mercedes 'not ruling out' Fernando Alonso for 2017 seat - Sports Mole Sports Mole. Fernando Alonso of McLaren Honda in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One GrandThumb Overlay."It has become a topic that is discussed every year, that of Fernando Alonso’s cycling project.

The Formula 1 season is over and the McLaren driver has again spoken of the cycling team he had envisaged three years ago when Euskaltel Euskadi folded."
(cyclingquotes.com) Sports Mole

December 7, 2016

Test your bike repair IQ.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media): This lightheated quiz will help you identify how much you know about diagnosing and repairing common bike problems (Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."An important part of being a cyclist is knowing how to identify common mechanical troubles and knowing how they can be repaired, as well as how to give accurate information to bike mechanics, on the rare occasion you find one necessary.

Take this handy quiz to help you identify how much you know about diagnosing and repairing common bike problems."
(bikeradar.com) (Oliver Woodman / Immediate Media)

December 7, 2016

The Fi'zi:k R4B Donna Shoes Are Fast and Sleek.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) mitch mandel: Of course the Fi’zi:k R4B Donnas get bunged up the first day I wear them—a grease smudgeThumb Overlay."These shoes. Just look at them.

The color of whipped cream. Shots of brilliant teal. A galaxy of diamond perforations along each side.

I want them to stay perfect, free of the blemishes that will come with each ride."
(bicycling.com) mitch mandel

December 7, 2016

TJ Sport’s uncertain 2017 WorldTour future.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Louis Meintjes is one of the top riders expected to ride for the TJ Sport team in 2017. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."A cloud of uncertainty hangs over TJ Sport, what could be China’s first top cycling team, with its WorldTour license delayed and training camp cancelled.

Rumors of problems circulated already in October for TJ Sport, which is the latest iteration of the Lampre – Merida team from Italy.

A week and a half ago, the UCI license commission announced 17 of 18 possible WorldTour teams without TJ Sport. The UCI’s footnote explained it is still reviewing the team’s application for the 2017 season."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 6, 2016

New three-day race in 2017 backed by Velon in the Netherlands.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): The fans crowd along the Cauberg in the finishing city of Valkenburg for the 2009 edition of Amstel Gold (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The already packed pro men's calendar will have another event series in 2017 known as the International Team Challenge (ITC), according to 1limburg.nl.

The first event of the series will be in Limburg, known as the home of the Amstel Gold Race, and will take place June 2-3."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 6, 2016

Fewer 'walls' but more mountains in 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Juan Jose Cobo parts the crowds on the Angliru in 2011. (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."The route for the 2017 edition of the Vuelta a Espaa will be unveiled in the new year but, as with all three Grand Tours, rumors abound in the preceding weeks and months over the start and finish locations, the climbs, and the key stages." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 6, 2016

Jayco Herald Sun Tour heads to the mountains.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): Riders will then go through Beechworth, Benalla and into Mitchelton WineryThumb Overlay."Australia’s oldest stage race received a facelift for its 2017 route, with more hills and mountains on the menu as the local riders take on the likes of Chris Froome and Esteban Chaves. " (sbs.com.au)

December 6, 2016

Grand Tour ambitions fuelling Dennis in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): Rohan Dennis has asked his BMC team for a free role on career debut at the Giro d’Italia as he aims to improve his position as a future general classification contender. Thumb Overlay."Rohan Dennis has asked his BMC team for a free role on career debut at the Giro d’Italia as he aims to improve his position as a future general classification contender.

The 26-year-old is eyeing effectively a Plan B opportunity at next year’s edition if American Tejay van Garderen does switch his attention to it, which may leave Aussie Richie Porte to take on the Tour de France as an outright leader."

December 6, 2016

Kristoff believes he and Boasson Hagen can work together at Norwegian Worlds.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (TDW): Alexander Kristoff models the Katusha-Alpecin kit (TDW)Thumb Overlay."Alexander Kristoff believes that he and Edvald Boasson Hagen will be able to put their differences behind them in time for the World Championships in Norway next September.

Compatriots Kristoff and Boasson Hagen have not spoken since falling out at the Worlds in Qatar, where they finished sixth and seventh."
(cyclingnews.com) (TDW)

December 6, 2016

Tony Martin: I am ready to take on leadership in the coming season.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): Martin admits that it feels a bit strange but exciting at the same timeThumb Overlay."Just days after the birth of his daughter Mia, Tony Martin traveled to Spain to meet his new teammates at Katusha Alpecin. “It was very difficult to leave. I’m very happy. I enjoyed the days at home. I’m glad the kid is doing really well. It’s very nice to have this unique experience,” the German told Eurosport.

“If I’m lying here alone in bed, I think of my two women at home. That is very difficult for me."

December 6, 2016

DJI Mavic Pro In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): As with all these reviewed drones, I bought the Mavic unit myself.Thumb Overlay."While the widely held assumption this year was that the GoPro Karma drone would be the hottest drone to get one’s hands on, it’s quickly become clear over the last 75 days that wouldn’t quite pan out.

A mere 7 days after GoPro announced their Karma drone in September, DJI countered with the Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro would be DJI’s smallest drone to date, while still maintaining and expanding upon the 4K-capable feature-set of its only 5-month old predecessor, the Phantom 4.

Not only was it poised to upset the GoPro apple cart, but also become one of the hottest drones to date."

December 8, 2016

Pellizotti, Nibali reunited at Bahrain Merida.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Franco Pellizotti and Vincenzo Nibali will ride together next season on Bahrain – Merida. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Franco Pellizotti, the veteran Italian climber who was at the center of a high-profile biological passport ban, has penned a deal to join Bahrain Merida for 2017.

The 38-year-old Italian will rejoin Vincenzo Nibali (the pair rode together for five seasons at Liquigas) and slot into a climber’s role at Bahrain, the team announced Thursday."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016

Would dropping the UCI weight limit put an end to disc brake bikes in professional races?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We ponder if dropping the UCI weight limit will cause more problems than it solves for disc brake evolutionists Thumb Overlay."With the steady improvement of carbon fiber technology many feel the 6.8kg rule is no longer relevant and this has led to pressure on the UCI to drop it.

If the rule is scrapped or lowered will it kill off disc brake bikes in the pro peloton for good?

Juergen Falke, director of products at Merida believes it could: “Because disc brake bikes require a reinforced fork and frame, thru-axles, disc-rotors and hydraulic reservoirs the weight penalty over a comparable rim-brake bike will be at least 500g with the coming disc brake generation."

December 8, 2016

Cycling gifts: The ultimate gift guide for cyclists.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): The best gifts for the gadget-obsessed cyclistThumb Overlay."If you're not a cyclist, here are 30 great reasons to be one. But that's probably not why you're here.

You're here because you know a cyclist and you want to make them the happiest they've ever been this Christmas. Or perhaps you're a bike fiend looking for some inspiration for your wishlist. "

December 8, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: 11 must-have cycling books.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): Must-read cycling books of the year to add to your Christmas wishlistThumb Overlay."December is racing along and the countdown to Christmas is ticking down rapidly, but what’s on your Christmas list and what should you buy the cyclist in your life?

We’ve beginning our round-up of the best Christmas gifts available and what better place to start than with a Christmas gift staple – books. Luckily, cycling is a sport which lends itself to great books, with inspiring tales and stunning photography."

December 8, 2016

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Varnish to appeal British Cycling internal inquiry on Sutton.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Daniel Simms): Jess Varnish (Great Britain) (Daniel Simms)Thumb Overlay."Jess Varnish has vowed to appeal the findings of a British Cycling investigation that was wrapped up in October after learning that only one of her nine allegations of sexist and discriminatory language from team coach Shane Sutton had been upheld." (cyclingnews.com) (Daniel Simms)

December 7, 2016

Do you have what it takes to be a pro domestique?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Rory Sutherland embraced teammate Nairo Quintana after he won the 2016 Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."If there was a prize for the season’s best domestique, chances are Movistar’s Rory Sutherland would be among the nominees.

The 34-year-old Australian did impressive work throughout the 2016 season, including big pulls dog-sledding his way across the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espaa.

Thanks to his help, Movistar won a stage and finished third overall at the Giro, and won a stage and the GC at the Vuelta."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016

Rebellin to leave CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Kuwait continental team.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Cyclingnews understands that Davide Rebellin will leave Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice for the continental project Kuwait Cartucho.es in 2017.

The Italian veteran, who has not been named in the Polish Professional Continental squad for next year, is likely to mark a 25th season in the peloton since making his debut in 1992."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016

Stefan Schumacher signs for Kuwait Cartucho.es.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Stefan Schumacher back with Christina Jewelry (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Stefan Schumacher will race for the Spanish Kuwaiti Continental squad Kuwait Cartucho.es in 2017, the team has announced.

It was rumored earlier this week that the German would join alongside former teammate Davide Rebellin."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 7, 2016

Kreuziger: Nibali wanted me but Orica was my number one choice.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Orica BikeExchange arguably made one of the most astute signings of the summer when they snapped up Roman Kreuziger on a two-year deal from the soon to be defunct Tinkoff squad.

The Tour de France top-10 finisher has told Cyclingnews that Vincenzo Nibali was keen to attract him to the new Bahrain Merida team."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 7, 2016

The 20 Best Gifts For The Cyclist.

Thumbnail Credit(hiconsumption.com): Maybe you get the appeal of riding. Or then, maybe you don’t. Thumb Overlay."For cyclists, almost nothing beats time on the bike. The descents, the steep climbs, and the long miles provide an escape from the everyday.

While on the road, riders see things they’d otherwise never get a chance to; whether it be something as fantastic as spotting a group of deer or other wildlife, or just noticing things as simple as how those bridges you drive by appear outside of the car, or the scent of asphalt and dirt on a hot day."

December 7, 2016

15 Boob Related Struggles Female Cyclists Face.

Thumbnail Credit (totalwomenscycling.com): Sports bras in generalThumb Overlay."We nearly always want what we don’t have. Women with smaller breasts have a tendency to dream of browsing the DD+ section, and those on the bigger side would often like to deflate their frontal region. At least occasionally when heading out for a ride.

Whatever cup size you’re filling, most female cyclists will have come across the odd boob related nightmare. Even women with fairly little lady lumps will recognize some of these ride destroying boob ordeals."

December 7, 2016

Team Illuminate signs Schneider sisters, Samantha and Skylar.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich): The Schneider sisters talk about racing together. (Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)Thumb Overlay."Team Illuminate on Tuesday confirmed the first eight spots on the new women's UCI roster, which includes 2016 Junior world championship road race silver medalist Skylar Schneider and her older sister, Samantha, winner of this year's USA Cycling Pro Road Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

December 6, 2016

Tacx Flux Trainer In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): While it’s still a huge pet peeve of mine that trainer companies don’t include cassettes on direct drive trainers (except Wahoo)Thumb Overlay."It’s been just over three months since Tacx announced what was shaping up to be the hottest trainer of the 2016-2017 winter season.

You’ll remember that the main appeal of the Tacx Flux was that not only was it a direct drive trainer (wheel-off), but it would also be resistance controllable, fully compatible with apps like Zwift and TrainerRoad.

And the icing on the cake? It’d be $300-$400 less than the Wahoo KICKR and similar trainers like the CycleOps Hammer and Elite Drivo."

December 6, 2016

Is this the most beautiful bike of 2016?

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): The metallic blue aero frame had no shortage of gold touches, while a gold helmet and gold shoes ensured the Italian’s Rio 2016 achievements.Thumb Overlay."Italian Elia Viviani landed the Olympic gold medal this summer in the men’s omnium aboard Pinarello’s MAAT and track-prepped Bolide models.

Last week, Viviani was among the star attractions at the inaugural Revolution Champions League. Viviani paired up with Peter Kennaugh for the opening round in Manchester and he was hard to miss out on the track, thanks to the stunning custom Pinarello Maat track bike he was riding for the three sessions."

December 6, 2016

December Product Picks: Smith Optics, Bontrager, Edco 3ax, Bar Fly, Fix-It Sticks, Tacx, and Wind-Blox.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) James Huang: by James Huang December 7, 2016 Photography by James HuangThumb Overlay."In this month’s edition of Product Picks, U.S. technical editor James Huang provides his feedback on Smith Optics’ latest lens technology, some budget-minded footwear from Bontrager, a novel pedal concept from Edco 3ax, Bar Fly’s latest two-in-one gadget, Fix-It Sticks’ innovative take on the lowly multi-tool, Tacx’s stylish water bottle and cage, and a neat idea from Wind-Blox to keep wind noise at bay." (cyclingtips.com.au) James Huang

December 6, 2016

The best bike shop in the world.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Getty Images / Bloomberg / Contributor): What features would your perfect bike shop offer? (Getty Images / Bloomberg / Contributor)Thumb Overlay."My favorite bike shop is just down the street from where I live.

Bike Emporium isn't huge and it doesn't carry every single product imaginable.

But the friendly, expert service and community hub bring me in nearly every week."
(bikeradar.com) (Getty Images / Bloomberg / Contributor)

December 6, 2016

Best road bike tires: What you should look for.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): According to independent testing it seems tires with tread do offer some advantage over slicks (BikeRadar)Thumb Overlay."Are the tires on your road bike looking a bit tired? Maybe you’ve have a few flats or you’re just looking to try something new?

Tires are the cheapest upgrade you can make to your ride, and they’ll make a surprising difference. A good set of tires can literally make you faster and more comfortable, and help you corner better too."

December 6, 2016

PEZ Daily Distraction. "We have to give the Tour de France podium a shot from time to time and the Skoda white and green is such a bad color combination." (pezcyclingnews.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016

Campagnolo Potenza 11-speed groupset review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Matt Wikstrom: by Matt Wikstrom December 8, 2016 Photography by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Potenza is an Italian noun for power, intensity and strength, and Campagnolo drew heavily from these associations when presenting the new groupset at their press camp in March this year.

A flurry of horses, boxers, and drift-racing cars filled the screen as each part of the groupset was introduced."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Matt Wikstrom

December 8, 2016

Elia Viviani and Slagter to start 2017 seasons at Tour Down Under.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (David Pearce): Elia Viviani (Team Sky) (David Pearce)Thumb Overlay."Olympic omnium gold medallist Elia Viviani will make his first appearance at the Tour Down Under since 2014 according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Viviani first rode the Australian WorldTour event in 2011 and returned in 2014 where third place on stage 4 was his best result."
(cyclingnews.com) (David Pearce)

December 8, 2016

Top-five endurance road bikes of 2016.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4 Disc Di2 Price: $8,500 Overall score: 90.7/100Thumb Overlay."Endurance road bikes strike a balance between comfort and performance, which is why they are so popular with riders who test their limits with 100-mile gran fondos or big days that blend in a bit of rough road.

You’ll even see top professionals riding these bikes (or similar models) in the cobbled spring classics, like Paris Roubaix.

Endurance bikes feature frames with built-in compliance for bumpy roads, taller head tubes to allow riders to sit more upright, and clearance for wider tires."

December 8, 2016

Cycling tech to make you fast and save your ass.

Thumbnail Credit (cnet.com): Recon Instruments Jet Smart Eyewear for Sports and Fitness, BlackThumb Overlay."I love cycling. It's the only form of exercise strenuous enough to be worthwhile yet fun enough to keep me motivated.

I burn a lot of calories while riding -- a lot of calories, enough to erase the most egregious of Chipotle indiscretions in less than an hour when I'm really cranking."

December 8, 2016

The best secret santa gifts for cyclists.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Our favourite gifts for the cyclist in your secret santaThumb Overlay."It’s secret santa season, and we’ve got some great suggestions to help you buy for your office cyclist.

We’ve split the page into three categories determined by price range and catering for the majority of secret santa prices."

December 8, 2016

December 7, 2016

Offers flow in for Meintjes.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Louis (@LouisMeintjes) | TwitterThumb Overlay."According to his agent Louis Meintjes has already been approached by at least two WorldTour teams with regards to his future should the TJ Sport team - known as Lampre Merida this season - fail to gain a UCI license.

The Chinese squad's future remains uncertain due to questions surrounding their funding for next season."

December 7, 2016

Which WorldTour team has the best kit for 2017?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We cast a critical eye over the 2017 versions of the major pro cycling teams' kitThumb Overlay."Many of the top WorldTour squads are starting to release details of their 2017 team clothing as they get kitted out for the season ahead.

So far, Astana and Team Sky have produced the most radical changes to their strip. For most teams, though, it’s business as usual, with only minor changes to their clothing to reflect a change in sponsor or two."

December 7, 2016

British cyclists are some of fastest in the world, 2016 Strava stats reveal.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Year-end statistics produced by social network for athletes Strava give insight into what its average user has achieved in 2016. How do you compare?Thumb Overlay."Year-end statistics published by Strava have revealed that British cyclists are some of the fastest in the world.

A total of 161 million bike rides were uploaded to the ‘social network for athletes‘ in 2016, 27.4 million of which originated form the UK, giving a vast pool of data.

Strava has calculated the average speed for each nation, with British male riders producing the second-fastest average speed behind riders in the Netherlands."

December 7, 2016

Road disc brakes: everything you need to know.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (James Huang / Immediate Media): Disc brakes are coming to road bikes in a big way - but why? And why should you care? (James Huang / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Disc brakes are the hottest topic when it comes to road bikes and equipment, and to say that the debate is intense would be quite the understatement.

Some can’t wait until they’re standard across the board while others want to kill them before they can lay eggs. Most, however, seem to be on the fence about technology but are at least interested to learn more."
(bikeradar.com) (James Huang / Immediate Media)

December 7, 2016

3 Cool Items: Masi, Smith, and Relive.cc.

Thumbnail Credit (pelotonmagazine.com): NINETY YEARS OF MASI. SMITH X BICICLETA SEM FREIO. RELIVE.CC.Thumb Overlay."This week we have three items for you from the Peloton Service Course – Two items that will have you relishing in your enjoyment of cycling and one to add some serious style to your melon (a.k.a your head)." (pelotonmagazine.com)

December 7, 2016

PEZ Gift Guide: 10 Great Cycling Books.

Thumbnail Credit (pezcyclingnews.com): The list is by no means limited to just 10 eitherThumb Overlay."The best gifts are often great books, and with over 50 cycling books reviewed in the PEZ archives, it’s a small step to humbly suggest some of my personal favorites.

Here’s 10 of the best cycling books to make your holiday reading and shopping a little easier. We’ve managed to collect a small library’s worth of fine cycling reads over the years – many of those titles the works of VeloPress – who truly champion the cause for any of us interested in reading about this great sport."

December 7, 2016

December 6, 2016

Introducing Arofly, “the world’s smallest power meter.”

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): New valve mounted system weighs 10g and costs just 100Thumb Overlay."A new power, cadence and speed meter called Arofly that attaches to an inner tube valve and weighs only 10g is available for US$129 (around 101).

Arofly sends your cycling data via a Bluetooth connection to be displayed in real time on a custom mobile app on your smartphone."

December 6, 2016

Should You Get Busy the Night Before a Big Ride?

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) Shutterstock: Science weighs in on sex and athletic performanceThumb Overlay."While many racers cite Greg LeMond’s famous anecdote about getting busy during the Tour de France as support for continuing bedroom antics on big days, just as many cyclists claim to abstain from sex during important races out of fear that it impairs performance.

The latter group might have reason to relax: A recent review of studies done on the topic of sex ahead of athletic competition showed that the practice is not only fairly commonplace and unlikely to negatively impact racing, but it also might even benefit it."
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December 6, 2016

The HJC Furion is an all-new, lightweight aero lid from Korea.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Oliver Woodman/Immediate Media): HJC's Furion is an all-new aero road helmet from the Korean firm (Oliver Woodman/Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Korean firm HJC is already one of the world's largest helmet manufacturers, those of you who ride motorcycles will probably recognize the name.

For 2017, HJC has turned its attention to the cycle industry with a new line of bike helmets. We take a look at the HJC Furion - an aero road lid priced at €229.95 (international pricing TBC)."
(cyclingnews.com) (Oliver Woodman/Immediate Media)

December 6, 2016

Pro riders to follow on Strava in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Get ready to be inspired by the pro cyclists recording their rides on StravaThumb Overlay."Strava has given us all the opportunity to gain an extra insight into the effort that the professional riders put into racing.

With statistics for speed, distance, power and more, it’s easier than ever to follow every pedal stroke that riders make in the biggest races."

December 6, 2016

11 Innovators Making Cycling More Awesome for Everyone.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com): These designers, artists, inventors, and visionaries represent the resurgence of small-batch, homegrown craftsmanship—and are making the experience of being a cyclist cooler than ever for the rest of usThumb Overlay."Cyclists have long celebrated the art of crafting goods by hand (see: North American Handmade Bike Show) and we’re not just talking about custom frame building.

From museum quality helmets to beautifully functional clothing and accessories, these makers’ wares are guaranteed to make you want to get out on your bike more often."

December 6, 2016

Scott Foil 10 review.

December 6, 2016


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