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Photo: Stage 4 Profile.
Thursday's USA Pro Challenge Stage 4 (the Colorado Springs Circuit Race) departs Colorado Springs at 12:50pm MDT and is expected at the finish at Colorado Springs at around 3:28pm MDT.  USA Pro Challenge live streaming video should get underway at around 1:30pm MDT. (cyclingfans.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: Perfect skies greeted the peloton for stage 3 at the USA Pro Challenge, a far cry from Tuesday's rainy, muddy conditions. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
The high Colorado sun pushed the clouds away at the start of the third stage at the USA Pro Challenge in Gunnison on Wednesday, and Tuesday’s thunderstorm-induced neutralization was fading away with the morning’s dew. (velonews.com)

August 21, 2014




Mike Creed and Eric Marcotte have a talk before leaving on the ride.
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
When the USA Pro Challenge comes down from the mountains, where it has been the previous two days, for Thursday's stage 4 circuit race in Colorado Springs, the riders will no doubt enjoy the relatively low level elevation of 1,950 meters. But for first-year Team SmartStop director Michael Creed, the stage will be a homecoming and a chance to show off his squad. (cyclingnews.com)

August 21, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

USA Pro Challenge - Aug 18-25 (Stages & Results),

Tour du Limousin - Aug 19-22 (Stages & Results),

Vuelta a España - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Stages),

Tour of Alberta - Sept 2-7 (Stages),

UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages).

Tour de France - July 5-27 (Results),

La Course Tour de France - July 27 (Results),

Giro d'Italia Femminile - July 4-13 (Results),

Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Results),


August 21, 2014




Photo: The English translation of Carlos Arribas's 2013 biographical novel based on the life of Luis Ocaña, winner of the 1973 Tour de France and the moral victor of the 1971 edition.
A novel telling of the life and times of Luis Ocaña, winner of the 1973 Tour de France and the moral victor of the 1971 edition. (podiumcafe.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: One interesting therapy that Nibali and his Astana team-mates have recently implemented is acupuncture.
With every aspect of diet and training taken care of, pro teams are increasingly looking towards alternative therapies for an edge. Can acupuncture really help performance? (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

August 21, 2014




Photo: Each supervent comes with a reinforced edge, creating more weight but a safer helmet. © Cyclocross Magazine.
Kali Protective’s Phenom, available at retail stores now, uses reinforcements around their large vents, called Supervent technology, in order to dissipate the force of a major impact. (cxmagazine.com)

August 21, 2014






Photo: More importantly is Van Garderen's increase in overall lead of 1:47 over Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) and 2:57 over Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge), ...
Tejay van Garderen regained his status of leader of his hometown race, the USA Pro Challenge, with a vicious attack in the final kilometer of the summit finish at Monarch Mountain. The American surged away from the elite leading group, taking only Tour de France rival Rafal Majka along for the ride. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014





Photo: Cyril GAUTIER - Cyclism'Actu. © (cyclingquotes.com)
Leukemans keeps leader's jersey. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014





Photo: BMC on the front during stage 2, on the dirt roads of Kebler Pass. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
Tejay van Garderen looks solid. Tom Danielson suffered in the rain and mud over Kebler Pass, but sits nine seconds behind the defending champion. Danielson’s Garmin-Sharp teammate, Alex Howes, is in the race lead, 11 seconds over BMC’s Ben Hermans. And if Rafal Majka is going to crack in the high mountains, he’s not showing any signs, though he’s now 32 seconds behind on the GC. Trek Factory’s Matthew Busche, 13 seconds down, is the only rider in the top five overall that does not ride for either BMC Racing or Garmin-Sharp. (velonews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Dan Martin wins stage 9 of the Vuelta a Espana in 2009 into La Covatilla. In the next three weeks can he smash his Grand Tour best of 13th overall in the race that year and add more Grand Tour stage wins to his palmares? (Photo: Stefano Sirotti).
The pressure of carrying all of Garmin-Sharp’s hopes into the Vuelta a Espana has been taken off the shoulders of the team’s Irish star Dan Martin, with news today that he will share the leadership with tried and trusted wing man Ryder Hesjedal. (stickybottle.com)

August 20, 2014




Luca Guercilena manager of the Trek Factory Racing team
Photo: © Photopress.be.
Having already signed Bauke Mollema to lead Trek Factory Racing for next season Luca Guercilena is putting the finishing touches to his team for 2015. The Italian, who stepped into Johan Bruyneel’s shoes at the end of 2012, has a number of important calls to make over the coming weeks, and must come to a decision over the futures of Frank and Andy Schleck but, the team is building for the future. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




Joona Laukka with Finnish juniors at the Arctic Heroes of Tomorrow race in Tromsø
Photo: © Jean-François Quénet.
The second edition of the Arctic Race of Norway was another huge success, with the impact of extraordinary images of northern Norway on TV networks, in 180 different countries, and the touching farewell of Thor Hushovd in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Tromsø. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: It's still unknown which cities will be awash in pink next May during the Giro d'Italia. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com.
The Giro d’Italia organizer recently announced the first three stages of the 2015 edition, but it still has a lot on its plate including possible visits to the Abetone, Mortirolo, and Finestre climbs along with a finish near its headquarters in Milan. (velonews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: John Pryor, of Seattle, paid $10,000 apiece for custom cyclocross and road bikes. Ian C. Bates for The Wall Street Journal.
Amateurs Covet Superlight Frames, Electronic Gear Shifting. (wsj.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Currently the armband is compatible with Google Glass, Recon Jet, and the Epson Moverio BT-200.
You’ve probably seen the guy by now. You know, the one person you know that has Google Glass furiously swiping at their temple trying to access the camera instead of accidentally searching for something in Google? Thanks to Thalmic Labs’ Myo arm band, there is a smarter way to navigate through smartglass options without even touching the device. (bikerumor.com)

August 20, 2014





Riders are punished by freezing cold rain and hail on Kebler Pass on stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
Confusion reigned and literally rained during the second stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday when the skies opened up and drenched the gravel descent off the penultimate climb of the day on Kebler Pass. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014








Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development) won Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge with a bold breakaway in the rain over Kebler Pass. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com. (velonews.com)
Hincapie Sportswear Development's Robin Carpenter took a solo win during stage 2 at the USA Pro Challenge in Crested Butte on Tuesday. He took the victory after being in a breakaway for nearly 100km, finishing the race ahead of chasers Alex Howes and Tejay van Garderen. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Björn Leukemans (Wanty)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Wanty-Groupe Gobert rider takes the early race lead. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Majka (second from left), behind van Garderen (BMC Racing), and in front of Euser and Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare), during the Aspen Circuit Race at the 2014 USA Pro Challenge. Photo by Casey B. Gibson.
Which Rafal Majka has shown up to the USA Pro Challenge? Is it the rider who told the press Sunday that he didn’t expect to have adapted to altitude in time to contend for the overall victory? (velonews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: The USA Pro Challenge kicked off today in the lavish alpine town of Aspen. Watching the movie Dumb and Dumber was the first time I heard about this place.
"Dumb and Dumber ... would be a pretty good way of summing up my performance on stage 1." (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 19, 2014




Photo: The first stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge took just over two and a half hours to complete.
As Keil Reijnen crossed the finish line in Aspen yesterday with arms stretched towards the sky, he kicked off the fourth edition of what is becoming one of North America's most distinctive races. This year, organizers are mixing old and elements with some shorter stages and the race's first summit finish. (podiumcafe.com)

August 19, 2014




Stevens in the yellow after a tough week in New Zealand.
Photo: © blank.
The UCI has announced that the Women's Tour of New Zealand will return in 2015 with a UCI 2.2 ranking and will become the third race on the women's cycling calendar in 2015 after a two-year hiatus. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Stage 1 of the 2013 race was such a success, we decided​ to do it again.
Today's Philosophical Moment Brought to You by An Unfair Advantage: The above photograph was taken before the start of Stage 1, which begs the questions: Is MFS reporting the news, or making the news? (manualforspeed.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Australian G6 Pro Dura-Ace 11-speed Di2 (US$TBC / AU$9,599 / £TBC) .
The BH G6 Pro may look the same as last year's G6, but along with new brakes, there's plenty of updates going on internally. (bikeradar.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: There is no perfect bike, endurance or otherwise, that will satisfy all the needs of all people. In nearly every case the No. 1 criteria shaping a bike buying decision should focus on fit and function as it relates to you — and not what some on-line reviewer tells you.
Testers tab favorite Gran Fondo Racer, Climber, Gravel Racer and Best In Test. (roadbikereview.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: The Spline range was introduced last year and covers 11 wheelsets, including six full carbon clinchers: the 28, 38 and 55 (with each number referring to the depth of the rim), all in conventional rim brake and disc brake formats.
DT Swiss may be best know for spokes and hubs but they also has a wide range of complete wheelsets and the RC 28 Spline C carbon clincher is among them. (roadcyclinguk.com)

August 19, 2014






Tejay van Garderen (BMC) sprinting against Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) for the win
Photo: © AFP.
BMC Racing's Tejay van Garderen was riding high at the USA Pro Challenge Wednesday when he took the stage win and overall lead at Monarch Mountain outside of Salida. He said the finish, which topped out at nearly 3,352 meters above sea level, was the highest of his career. (cyclingnews.com)

August 21, 2014





Matthew Busche dropped from 5th to 6th overall on stage 3, sitting 46 seconds behind Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing). Photo by Neal Rogers.
While Gamin-Sharp and BMC Racing have spent the first three days of the USA Pro Challenge closely watching each other — with each team taking ownership of the race lead at one point — Wisconsin native Matthew Busche is quietly vying for a podium finish. (velonews.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: The stage was pretty simple in terrain: one single road!
"It was the queen stage of the USA Pro Challenge today and with a man called King (Ted) in the Cannondale clan we figured it was a good omen for the green machine! We had a very simple objective today — be in the day’s breakaway as it stood a good chance of arriving at the finish before anyone else." (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 21, 2014





Photo: Two-time former Vuelta winner Alberto Contador will target stage wins in this year’s race on his return from a broken leg (pic: Sirotti).
Tinkoff-Saxo have unveiled the line-up that will join two-time champion Alberto Contador at the Vuelta a Espana in the hunt for stage wins. (roadcyclinguk.com)






Photo: Chris Horner, Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde shared the final podium in Madrid last year (Pic: Sirotti.
Nairo Quitnana, Chris Froome and Joaquim Rodriguez among riders to go head-to-head for red in Spain. (roadcyclinguk.com)











Photo: Stage 1 Profile.
Saturday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 1, a 12.6km Team Time Trial from Jerez de la Frontera to Jerez de la Frontera, gets underway at 7:04pm CET (1:04pm U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first team.  Start Order and Times to come.  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 7:00pm CET (1:00pm U.S. Eastern). (cyclingnews.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev were formally accused in May for corruption.
Judge in Liege indicted Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev in May over alleged payment to secure 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege race win. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)






Photo: Slipstream Sports and Cannondale share key philosophies of a focus on innovation.
Cannondale and Slipstream Sports today announced that Cannondale Pro Cycling SpA and Slipstream Sports will join forces in 2015. Cannondale will become a title sponsor and technical bicycle sponsor for the team and will take an ownership stake in the management organization of Slipsteam Sports LLC. Slipstream Sports will manage the overall operations of the team. Garmin, a key partner of Slipstream Sports since 2008, will remain a significant sponsor of the team in 2015. (bicycle.net)

August 20, 2014




Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear Development) celebrates victory
Photo: © AFP.
A rainy day and a muddy, gravel descent Tuesday at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado called into question, once again, the UCI's decision to ban race radios from all non-WorldTour events. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Robin Carpenter's stage 2 victory at the USA Pro Challenge came at the expense of the larger teams in the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
Small teams. Small budgets. Thus far, huge results. (velonews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Light, lively, engaging and fun, and a brilliantly accomplished climber.
BikeRadar verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars. "A brilliantly accomplished climber’s bike that’s light, swift and fun ." (bikeradar.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: The term “hormesis” is used in biology to describe a relationship between the dose of something and the benefit or harm from it.
So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 20, 2014





Photo: The Colombian duo: Quintana & Uran.
The Vuelta isn’t the Tour or the Giro, but it is unique in its own way, and looking at the line up of starts in Jerez; its going to be the most exciting. (pezcyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) at the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Garmin-Sharp will take a three-pronged approach to the Vuelta a España with Dan Martin, Ryder Hesjedal and Andrew Talansky set to lead the team. David Millar will also ride his first Grand Tour of the year, after missing out on selection for the Tour de France. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Chris Horner will defend his Vuelta a Espana title with Lampre-Merida, after the Italian team confirmed its line-up for the race (Pic: Sirotti).
Defending champion Chris Horner will start the Vuelta a Espana with dossard number one on his back after the Italian team confirmed its nine-man selection. (roadcyclinguk.com)

August 20, 2014





Photo: American sports icon Lance Armstrong still believes he is a seven-time Tour de France champion, he said recently in an interview.
Patrick asked Armstrong if he could have won the world's greatest bike race without doping. "Not in that era," Armstrong said. (businessinsider.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: This year the Vuelta can probably field the strongest line-up of all the grand tours and even though the main contenders may not all have had the perfect preparation.
The Vuelta a Espana has a reputation as a revenge race for riders that have had little success in the first part of the season. This year some of the world’s biggest stars have been plagued by bad luck and while most of the cycling world lamented Chris Froome’s and Alberto Contador’s crashes in the Tour de France and Joaquim Rodriguez’  crash in the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta director Javier Guillen may have had a hard time hiding his satisfaction. (cyclingquotes.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Chad Haga (Giant-Shimano) is one of eight North Americans taking the start at the Vuelta a España Saturday in Jerez de la Frontera. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).
A solid contingent of North American riders is heading to the Vuelta a España this weekend, including WorldTour rookies Chad Haga and Lawson Craddock, who both were tipped Tuesday by Giant-Shimano to make their respective grand tour debuts. (velonews.com)

August 19, 2014




Taylor Phinney (BMC) is able to ride again after his USA nationals crash
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Taylor Phinney is still recovering from the injuries he suffered in a horrific crash earlier this year at the US professional championships, and he's only recently started to pedal around again in his team kit. But the BMC rider told reporters on Monday in Colorado that he's already flying – in a Cessna.  (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014





Thomas Voeckler was taken to a hospital in an ambulance after colliding with a car during training before the start of the Tour du Limousin. Photo: AF PHOTO | ERIC ROGER. (velonews.com)
Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car. The Frenchman was riding to the start of the opening stage of the Tour du Limousin when he was hit. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Jens Voigt wears the polka dot jersey as King of the Mountains during Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France. (Photo by Joe Frost).
Bjarne Riis used when talking about Jens Voigt: "Nuts. Reckless. Foolish. Lost it. An ADHD case if ever there was one." (theroar.com.au)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Christopher Horner all-but sealed Vuelta victory on the Algiru last year – but where will this year’s race be won or lost? (Pic: Sirotti).
The season’s final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana, rolls out of Jerez, Andalucia, on Saturday August 23, with an all-star cast bidding to end the season on a high by bagging the red jersey. (roadcyclinguk.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Mental Stimulation: Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of (or possibly even prevent) Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Phil Gaimon and Alex Howes...two of the world's top ranked chillers: the Art and Science of Napping & Reading.  (manualforspeed.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Selle Italia Flite Titanium team edition L1
Dave Caudery / Cycling Plus.
BikeRadar verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. "Top comfort from this performance perch." (bikeradar.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: While standard and compact cranks and chainrings are similar in design, they are not compatible.
A compact crank offers a smaller range of chainrings than a standard crank. (bikeradar.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: While the computer boasts “integrated Google Maps,” it’s not quite as good as it sounds.
Pyle PSBCG90 Smart Bicycling Computer in addition to a super long name offers post workout GPS functions, 80 hours of memory for functions like Ghost riders, and ANT+ compatibility, all under $140. (bikerumor.com)

August 19, 2014





August 18, 2014





August 18, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

August 21, 2014




August 21, 2014




Photo: The result is that he’s banned from racing and won’t do the Vuelta a Espana.
The ongoing battle between the UCI and Roman Kreuziger continues. Yesterday saw a fresh round with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) holding an expedited hearing from Kreuziger over the provisional suspension issued by the UCI. Strangely the UCI has yet to announce whether it will actually prosecute him. (inrng.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: They will use argyle and lime green together. If you thought Vaughters' wardrobe was shocking before, well....
Cannondale and Garmin, together at last! Also, bribery is bad and Oleg Tinkoff is worse. (podiumcafe.com)

August 21, 2014




Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly) suffers in for third on the stage.
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
Two years ago, the Jelly Belly team was shut out of all of the big UCI stage races in the USA, but after regaining their status as one of the Continental team invitees, they can now chalk up a major stage podium placing thanks to Serghei Tvetcov's third place in the queen stage of the USA Pro Challenge at Monarch Mountain in Colorado. (cyclingnews.com)

August 21, 2014





Alex Howes (Garmin Sharp) is devasted after losing two minutes
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
On a day when the Garmin Sharp team announced its merger with the Cannondale squad, the American team was unable to celebrate further in the USA Pro Challenge, as despite its best efforts the team could not crack defending champion Tejay van Garderen on what team director Charly Wegelius deemed as the best chance to do so. (cyclingnews.com)





Photo: Cars lined both sides of the road for over 2 km and with 200m to go a DJ had the crowd going for hours. Even the state troopers joined in for Cypress Hills ‘Jump’..
The weather was much better on day 3 of the USA Pro Challenge and that brought out the fans in their thousands. Travis and Angelica found some of the craziest, maddest bike fans in Colorado. The racing wasn’t too bad either! (pezcyclingnews.com)

August 21, 2014




Photo: These use stainless steel rather than chromoly axles, losing 15g and improving long-term looks.
Your pedals are an important link between you and your road bike. Of the three contact points – saddle, bar and pedals – the latter is by far the most dynamic, so getting the right pedal is crucial. (bikeradar.com)

August 21, 2014

















August 20, 2014






Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) was third overall in Tirreno-Adriatico
Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Roman Kreuziger has had his appeal against a provisional suspension from the International Cycling Union (UCI) rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) . The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was looking to overturn the provisional suspension handed down in order to take part in the up coming Vuelta a Espana. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014





Tiernan Locke (Team Sky)
Photo: © Bettini.
Jon Tiernan-Locke has given his first interview since being banned for doping by the UCI and UKAD, telling the Plymouth Herald that he can't afford to fight to clear his name via another appeal. (cyclingnews.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Lance Armstrong at the 2003 Tour de France Credit: Graham Watson .
"My therapy is riding my bike, playing golf and having a beer" says a still largely unrepentant Lance Armstrong. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

August 20, 2014






Photo: Once the race reached the dirt roads leading to Kebler Pass, BMC took over the front. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
The stage was in its waning miles, and the mud-speckled peloton was barreling into Crested Butte and toward the first uphill finish of this young USA Pro Challenge. The sharp end was now. And then, the riders stopped. (velowire.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: In the rockies, always pack a warm pair of gloves!.
"It was a good old fashion four seasons in a day here in Colorado. As my good mate Timmy Duggan said at the start: in the rockies always pack a warm pair of gloves just in case! He wasn’t wrong and by the time we had covered the 170km between Aspen and Crested Butte we had most certainly experienced all the seasons." (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Garmin-Sharp’s Martin rebounded from two serious early-season crashes to take third at the 2014 Tour de l’Ain. (James Startt).
After serious crashes, Mark Cavendish and Dan Martin hope to salvage their seasons. (bicycling.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: There are only three moving parts and some electronics inside .
The Siva Cycle Atom is a rear hub generator for charging your mobile devices  (bikeradar.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: The Gates belt drive and NuVinci hub gear should make for a near-silent and maintenance-free transmission .
In today's world of high-modulus carbon and triple-butted tubing the Urban One is certainly going against the grain. It's produced from a combination of bamboo and flax; the former gives the frame its structure and aesthetic, while the latter adds strength and impact absorption. (bikeradar.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Integration with the Smith helmet line is via a matching contoured brow to improve ventilation and temple cutouts in the helmet designed to accommodate the shortened eyewear arms.
All three models are designed to maximize comfort and integrate with Smith helmets. Ergonomic features include two-position adjustable nose pieces, hydrophillic materials in the contact points to help keep the glasses in place, and a frameless design to maximize the vertical field of view so you can keep your head down while riding. (bikerumor.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Five styles are available, including this hi-ves yellow .
BikeRadar verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. "A worthy rival for the Giro Aeon and Specialized Prevail on weight, price, venting and comfort." (bikeradar.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: © archikitchen.wordpress.com... On a steep descent: “I tightened my wheel skewer, right?
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

August 20, 2014




Photo: Tradition – and common sense – dictates that you should fuel up before, during and after training rides.
Fasting before riding is a training secret of the pros – so should we all be racking up the kilometers before we hit the Weet-Bix? (cyclist.com.au)

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August 19, 2014




Photo: Should Tinkov get away with it. Tinkov’s made a career from getting away with it.
Smearing rider reputations and even mocking Norwegians about the Utøya massacre in now-deleted tweet, Oleg Tinkov’s funny side is matched by a tendency for provocation and shock. He’s made a career out of it. Could any other team owner get away with this? (inrng.com)

August 19, 2014






Photo: Chris Horner finished second overall at last week's Tour of Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
History has a funny way of repeating itself. Chris Horner returns to the Vuelta a España with outsider status despite blowing everyone off his wheel a year ago. Vincenzo Nibali admitted he underestimated the 42-year-old American last year as Horner made history as the oldest grand tour winner, and it’s looking likely that the world-class field that’s poised to duke it out for the Spanish tour could well make the same mistake. (velonews.com)

August 19, 2014





Ivan Basso (Cannondale) had another chance to practice his english.
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
Ivan Basso is reportedly the latest Cannondale rider to have signed for a new team according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. In an interview with the Italian newspaper, Basso confirmed the rumors that will ride for a new team in 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Peter Sagan with fans at the start
Photo: © Susanne Goetze.
With Ivan Basso signed and Michael Rogers extending his contract, Tinkoff-Saxo will turn their attention to bolstering their one-day squad with Edvald Boasson Hagen their next principle transfer target. General Manager Stefano Feltrin confirmed to Cyclingnews that the team had offered the Norwegian a contract for next year, with a potential move creating a mouth-watering prospect of both Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan racing in the same colors. (cyclingnews.com)

August 19, 2014




Photo: USA Pro Challenge defending champion Tejay van Garderen (Getty Images).
Tejay van Garderen is a betting man. From time to time he drops in on Las Vegas, where almost three years ago he held his bachelor party. (sbs.com.au)

August 19, 2014




Photo: Every time we’d hit a low water crossing, which was about every fifteen minutes, the peloton would slam on the brakes.
"The first USCF race I ever entered was one of the very, very few USCF races I ever won. It was February, 1984." (pelotonmagazine.com)





Photo: A tread-pattern, no matter how subtle, promises more grip than a slick tyre since it increases the surface area of the tyre.
Our intuition tells us that tires with a patterned tread are less likely to be slippery in wet conditions, but is that really the case? Matt Wikstrom looks at the factors that influence the grip of road tires. (cyclingtips.com.au)

August 19, 2014





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