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Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) wins Milano-Torino
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) won the Milan-Turin one-day race in Italy with a late burst of speed on the uphill finish to the Superga Basilica, using his excellent end of season form to get the better of fellow Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r-La Mondiale). Katusha teammate Dan Moreno finished third, with Joaquim Rodriguez fifth and Sergei Chernetckii seventh for the Russian squad. (cyclingnews.com)

October 1, 2014




Photo: Fabio Aru (34th) is being touted as Vincenzo Nibali’s natural successor...
With a stage win and a podium finish in the Giro and two stage wins and fifth on GC in the Vuelta, at 24 years-of-age Fabio Aru (34th) is being touted as Vincenzo Nibali’s natural successor. But for all that he’s still proud to be part of the azzuri and play his part in trying to maneuver Nibali and/or Colbrelli into position. (pezcyclingnews.com)

October 1, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

Santos Tour Down Under - Jan 18-25 (Stages),

UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Results),

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

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

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


Octobern 1, 2014



Marianne Vos (Netherlands) during the race Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Whether you’re a fan of Bradley Wiggins or not, few can argue over the rider’s impressive, almost extraordinary, palmares. A Tour de France; a handful of week-long stage races; world titles and Olympic medals on the road and track: all he needs now is a win in the Classics to complete his set. (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: Chris Horner...
Chris Horner’s future with Lampre-Merida hangs in the balance, with the team’s general manager confirming that contract negotiations with the 42-year-old American have yet to be concluded. Brent Copeland said that at this stage, “it’s fifty-fifty at the moment on whether he stays.” (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: The course featured seven laps of an 18.2km undulating circuit that could be split into three different sections. Photography by Cor Vos
On Saturday afternoon the elite women's peloton contested the 2014 world championships road race in Ponferrada, Spain. The event was won by Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in a reduced bunch sprint, becoming the first Frenchwoman to win the worlds road race since 1995. Tiff Cromwell went into the race as the leader of the Australian team and was there in the deciding sprint. Here's how the race unfolded from her perspective. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 30, 2014




Caroline Mani won the second day of the Rapha Super Cross weekend in Gloucester. It was her first UCI win in three years, and she did it with a cast on her broken left wrist. Photo by David McElwaine.
After struggling to find her groove over the past few years, former French national cyclocross champion Caroline Mani is firing on all cylinders as the 2014-2015 season warms up.
Finishing in the top 10 at every race she’s done this fall, Mani looks to be back on her old form despite suffering a wrist injury in late September. (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014




Belgian champion Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) would finish 6th at GP Stad Eeklo Photo: © Photopress.be.
Powers heads to Valkenburg, Miller looks for forward momentum after CrossVegas win. (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: I'm frustrated to have missed the break yesterday. I focused on the sprint in the final stage...
Thibaut Pinot came close to his first season victory when he finished second on the second stage of the Tour du Gevaudan. The Frenchman regrets the missed opportunity as he continues to build form for Il Lombardia. "I was not on a great day. The second time up the Jalabert climb I just followed, I did not have the legs to attack." (cyclingquotes.com)

September 30, 2014





Photo: Vincenzo Nibali on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France ...
Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali ended his season in Spain’s wet northwest on Sunday racing the World Championship road race. He will push on to compete one more race in his sponsor’s country, the Tour of Almaty in Kazakhstan, but officially, he considers 2014 over. “My season ends here,” team Astana’s Italian said. “I’ll go to Almaty only because my team asked me to do so.”

September 30, 2014




Photo: Carbon frames should never be clamped directly, and it isn't always best to grab the seatpost. Hirobel presents another option with the Carbon Frame Clamp.
Leery of clamping that delicate carbon fiber frame in your repair stand? Well, you should be as carbon frame tubes should never be clamped directly. That said, clamping the seatpost isn't always an option, either, and the folks at upstart company Hirobel have introduced their novel Carbon Frame Clamp adapter to fill the void. (bikeradar.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: The bigger squads like Garmin Sharp have an impressive fleet of vehicles, with the cooking van made available to Team Ireland at the Worlds.
As part of Cycling Ireland’s efforts to increase the level of professionalism when national squads gather for major fixtures, it acted on Dan Martin’s suggestion of bringing in a team chef supplied by his squad Garmin-Sharp for last week’s World Championships. (stickybottle.com)

September 30, 2014




This is all you need to convert any Easton M1 hubsset to thru-axle and 11 speed. Photo: Michael Robson.
You’re reeling, confounded, and exasperated by five years of rapid-fire, near-constant technical innovation in cyclocross equipment.
Join the club. Cyclocross used to be the awkward, dirty child of the cycling family, built from parts and components cobbled together from other disciplines with very few dedicated equipment solutions. Today, ‘cross has become the proving grounds for new technologies, a torture-test that confirms the potential of a concept. (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014




Alex Howes was the second of two U.S. riders to finish at 2014 world championships, behind countryman Brent Bookwalter. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
The American team left Ponferrada with encouraging performances by Brent Bookwalter and Alex Howes in Sunday’s 254.8-kilometer elite men’s road race. Both finished within 14 seconds of the winner. Bookwalter was 25th, and Howes finished 30th in a rainy race that exceeded six hours of riding. (velonews.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Contador currently has a 14-point lead over Alejandro Valverde.
After winning the Vuelta a Espana overall, Alberto Contador has made the individual WorldTour ranking his next big goal. The Spaniard will do both Il Lombardia and the Tour of Beijing in an attempt to defend his lead and succeed his compatriot Joaquim Rodriguez as the winner of the season-long competition. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: What was significant about that result was that they were the three main protagonists back in April during the Ardennes Classics...
Whatever else Michal Kwiatkowski may do during his career he will always be a world champion, a box Simon Gerrans and Alejandro Valverde have yet to tick.  However, the veteran pair have vowed to keep the dream alive and take it up to the youngster over the next three years, making him earn any future victories. (sbs.com.au)

September 29, 2014




Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain) Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Twelve months ago, Joaquim Rodriguez' tears on the podium of the Firenze World Championships expressed better than anything how his best ever chance of taking gold had somehow slipped through his fingers. Fast forward a year to Ponferrada, and Rodriguez reaction after the Worlds could not have been more different. Despite finishing 33rd, Rodriguez was clearly satisfied with his race and how the Spanish team had performed collectively. (cyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014




Mike Sinyard - founder of Specialized - is still passionate about his cycling! Photo: © Karel Duerinckx/Specialized.
Forty years after founding Specialized, Mike Sinyard toasted Michal Kwiatkowski’s (Poland) win in the men’s road race at the World Championships as a landmark victory for the American bike brand. Kwiatkowski’s victory marked Specialized’s third world title on the road and although the Pole is set to race just once more this season – at the Tour of Lombardia – his bike supplier are busily putting the finishing touches to the new custom-paint job for his Tarmac. (cyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014






Photo: Sanne Cant took away with the race after the second lap, with Ellen Van Loy contesting early. © Cyclo-Cross Online.
At the GP Neerpelt at Soudal, Sanne Cant took an early lead, with Ellen Van Loy able to keep up for the early laps. Not long after Cant shed away the other contenders, and was able to take a solo victory, with Loes Sels taking second and teammate Ellen Van Loy grabbing third. (cxmagazine.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: The accident I had at the Eneco Tour made me miss the better part of the road season.
Having had his road season cut short by his crash in the Eneco Tour, Zdenek Stybar has decided to prolong his 2014 season with two cyclo-cross races in October. The world champion will go for glory in both events before he takes a small break to recover for the 2015 season. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: The Lefty fork certainly stands out from the crowd with its single stanchion. It requires a proprietary hub, headset, and stem..
Cannondale marketing manager, Bill Ruddell said, “The team must be doing some special product testing,” seemingly unaware that Tim Johnson was testing a Lefty fork. Johnson would not confirm any of the particulars on the new fork, only saying, “I’ll tell you one thing, you have to ride this thing.” (velonews.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Few curves and a skinny frame – is this the Kate Moss of the bike world?
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Not for the mountains (obviously), but put the effort in on this Kona and you'll reap the rewards." (bikeradar.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Hart is from Portland, Oregon and started out in the bike business building custom frames for a well known bike trailer company.
"I got my first look at Civilian bicycles this past Spring at the Sea Otter Classic and I also checked out their latest bike at Interbike. I met with Civilian’s founder, designer and creator Tyson Hart who was showing his new cyclocross bike called the “Vive Le Roi” (pronounced “vee-va la wah” which means long live the king in French)." (roadbikereview.com)

September 29, 2014







Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) has been named in the line-up for this Wednesday’s Milano-Torino. It is the first time that Kreuziger will race since being cleared of doping violations by the Czech Olympic Committee two weeks ago. He will ride in support of defending champion Alberto Contador, who is returning to racing after winning the Vuelta a España earlier this month. (cyclingnews.com)

October 1, 2014




Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde are both gunning for the UCI WorldTour overall title. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
It’s not time for the beach yet, at least with the UCI WorldTour titles still up for grabs. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) are putting their vacation plans on hold, at least for a few more weeks. Both the individual title and the team title are to be decided in the final two WorldTour events on the calendar. (velonews.com)

October 1, 2014




Dario Cataldo (Team Sky)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Dario Cataldo has signed a one-year deal with Team Astana for 2015. The move brings his time at Team Sky to an end after two years with the British WorldTour team. Cataldo, 29, turned professional with Liquigas in 2007 and joined Omega Pharma QuickStep in 2009. (cyclingnews.com).

October 1, 2014




For much of 2014, Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has hinted that he's cooking up a new professional cycling team. However, he has yet to release any specifics. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Yahoo Finance Canada reported that Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has partnered with an investment group with an eye toward investing in cycling companies. NOVO Group Holdings, a company founded last year to develop, acquire, and manage assets in sport, announced a partnership with Alonso on Tuesday. (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014







Photo: Roche’s biggest moments with Tinkoff-Saxo came on the Vuelta last year when he took the leader’s red jersey and also won a stage. Now a new chapter starts with Team Sky.
Nicolas Roche has ended months of speculation on his future in the pro game, with confirmation this morning that he is to join Team Sky. He leaves Tinkoff-Saxo after two years with that squad and will join up with fellow Irishman Philip Deignan on what is arguably the biggest team in the world. (stickybottle.com)

September 30, 2014



Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, 24, and Germany's John Degenkolb, 25, are two of the many promising young stars rising through the ranks. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Pole Michal Kwiatkowski led in a wave of young riders at the world championship road race Sunday. Behind the 24-year-old, three others from the class of 1990 finished in the top 15. “I want to stay the same guy,” Kwiatkowski said after his win. “I hope this rainbow jersey does not change my life.” (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014




Chris Froome (Team Sky) said he emptied the tank as he tried to drop Contador Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
With the World Championships done and dusted and the season all but over, Chris Froome can now put a tough 12 months behind him. This year has been far from easy for the Team Sky rider, who has seen crashes, injuries and illness deal a hammer blow to his big ambitions. He hopes, however, that those experiences can help him get back on top in 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: Ewan was runner-up in the 2012 junior world championship and, last September, finished fourth in his first year in the world under 23 event.
Speaking in the wake of Caleb Ewan’s second silver medal in three years at the world road race championship, Shayne Bannan has said that he is convinced the rider has the mental attributes to match his obvious physical talent, and that a big future is ahead. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 30, 2014




Photo: I went from never being in the top 20 at Gloucester to doing it twice. Yeah I was pumped. Dan Chabanov/Meg McMahon
"I have a pretty biased opinion about New England’s “Holy Week.” I’m convinced that it’s the best racing on this side of the Atlantic.
Just take a peek at the result sheet from this weekend at Gloucester and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone in the top 20 that hasn’t stood on a UCI podium. The fields are basically nationals without ten really fast west coast guys but with a bunch of fast Canadians, a Belgian, and a Swiss dude thrown in." (pelotonmagazine.com)

September 30, 2014




Michael Matthews will be a second option for Australia is the race proves to be less selective than predicted Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
New chief executive of Cycling Australia (CA), Nick Green rowed in the Australian coxless four that won the 1992 and 1996 Olympic gold medals. Known as the 'Oarsome Foursome', the crew earned household status in Australia for their starring roles in the Goulburn Valley fruit ads. (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: A plethora of exhaust vents promote airflow out the back of the helmet David Rome / Immediate Media.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Well-fitted, stylish lid that’s less than half the price of the range-topping models." (bikeradar.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: The new Mavic CXR Ultimate shoes give an aero benefit in everyday use Tom Ballard / BikeRadar.
Mavic bills the CXR Ultimate shoes as saving watts without reducing comfort thanks to the shoes’ aeroflap – a zipped fabric layer that seamlessly integrates with the bonded upper, hiding the Ergo Dial ratcheted retention system from the wind. Mavic also claims the Ultimates are highly ventilated and suitable for everyday riding. (bikeradar.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: Shimano’s latest rim brakes also use pivots high up on the fork blades shows that we aren’t the only ones who have figured this out.
For a bike with wide tires, centerpull brakes with brazed-on pivots are the best brake option. With pivots on the fork blades, there is little flex compared to a sidepull (or dual pivot) brake that reaches all the way around the tire. And since the pivots are close to the fork crown, they don’t twist like those of cantilever brakes. As a result, centerpull brakes offer more brake power and better modulation than other rim brakes. (janheine.wordpress.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: Under the bill, a jail term of up to three years or a fine could be given to a convicted doper.
Previously regarded as a country with very strict views against doping, Germany is considering stepping things up further with the possible introduction of prison terms for those involved in the use, possession or provision of banned substances. Imprisonment of up to three years possible.  (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 29, 2014




Photo: The UCI confirmed this week that the contract between its sister company Global Cycling Promotions (GCP) and Beijing would not be renewed.
Commenting after last week’s news that the Tour of Beijing will cease to exist after next month’s race, the managers of three WorldTour teams have expressed disappointment, saying that they considered a top-level event in China to be important for the future of the sport. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 29, 2014




David Millar (Great Britain) powers on in the rain Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
David Millar took part in his final professional road-race on Sunday at the UCI Road World Championships, pulling down the curtain on the Garmin Sharp rider's 18-year-career. Millar worked hard in the first part of the Worlds' elite men's road race for the Great Britain squad, then with this job done, he pulled out with four laps to go. (cyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014




Rui Costa celebrates winning the 2014 Tour de Suisse.
Portugal’s Rui Costa closed a year of mixed fortunes in the rainbow jersey of World Champion on Sunday in Ponferrada, Spain. After winning in Florence last year, the 27-year-old joined Lampre-Merida for 2014 and began his rainbow run. His run as world champion was not as successful as it was for Mark Cavendish, but then the Briton sprints and has more opportunities to win. Costa did, however, win as much as 2012 Champion, Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert: once. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)





Simon Gerrans (left) reacts after crossing the finish line in Sunday's worlds road race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Australia’s Simon Gerrans said he wanted to cry after crossing the line just one second behind new world champion Michal Kwiatkowski. The 34-year-old came up agonizingly short as Kwiatkowski became Poland’s first ever world champion. Gerrans edged Alejandro Valverde of host Spain for the silver medal in a six-man sprint behind the breakaway winner. (velonews.com)

September 29, 2014




The front end of the Norway team car was severely crumpled Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Strava, cramps, car crashes. (cyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014




Alejandro Valverde (Spain) on the podium Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Spanish coach Javier Minguez was feeling a little happier on Sunday evening than he had been 12 months ago. He leaves the World Championships with one less medal, but there was no bitter taste this time. (cyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Good ventilation and fit, stable...
BikeRadar verdict: 3 out of 5 stars. "Solid option if you don’t ride super-low." (bikeradar.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: When the pedal is engaged, the result is a smooth, more aero surface.
Speedplay killed two proverbial birds with one stone with its new-for-2015 walkable aero pedal system. Company front man Richard Byrne says the project was initially two projects, “but at a certain point it merged into one because they worked so well together.” (roadbikereview.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: The energy saved and time gained from wearing a jersey that fits better – even the same jersey in one size smaller – was more significant than buying faster wheels worth thousands of Euro.
The major bike manufacturer Specialized has carried out some wind tunnel testing comparing the time gained and energy saved by a rider who wears a loose jersey and one who wears a tighter, or fitted jersey. The results apply to everyone; whether you’re a top domestic racer, a sportive rider or somebody who cycles simply for some exercise and has no goals beyond that. (stickybottle.com)

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October 1, 2014





October 1, 2014




Photo: Another Lombardia win for ‘Puriro’.
The race of the falling leaves, or in Italian ‘la classica delle fog lie morte’. The Tour of Lombardy has a new course this year, but it will still have the top riders fighting it out on a tough profile. (pezcyclingnews.com)

October 1, 2014




Marc van Landeghem (far left)
Photo: © Tim de Waele.
Belgian cycling is in mourning after the sudden death of Marc van Landeghem. The 65-year-old suffered a heart attack on Monday as he returned from the road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. (cyclingnews.com)

October 1, 2014




Photo: disc brakes have arrived for road cyclists. While the UCI has yet to endorse their use for road racing, many bike manufacturers have incorporated disc brakes into their road bike range.
"Shimano unveiled its first road hydraulic disc brake ensemble late last year with levers designed for Di2 transmissions. In this review we look at the installation of the brakes and their mid-term performance." (cyclingtips.com.au) 

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September 30, 2014




The Lance Armstrong legal team filed new papers in court on Sept. 25, offering a glimpse of potential defenses the Texan may use in a False Claims Act suit. Photo: Mark Gunter | AFP.
You should have known, and you got way more than you paid for. Those, essentially, are two of the defenses it appears the Lance Armstrong camp will unveil if needed in its contest with the U.S. Department of Justice and Floyd Landis.
The False Claims Act dispute between Armstrong and the DOJ is ongoing, and new court papers provide a deeper look into the defense Armstrong and his attorneys may provide: that the government should have known cheating was occurring on the U.S. Postal teams, and that the government benefitted hugely from its years-long sponsorship, more so than it paid for. (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: I hope you drive faster than you do business.
Fernando Alonso’s plans for a pro cycling team continue but just. A press release from a Dubai firm called Novo says Alonso and his manager Luis Garcia Abad are working with Novo to build the team. The 550 word press release from Novo seems to say nothing more than there’s been a deal between Novo and Alonso’s entourage. Reading between the lines it seems Novo will try to find some wealthy backers and the implication is that if the project’s alive, the only thing they’ve got to announce is a deal with a sports investment company nobody has heard of. (inrng.com)

September 30, 2014




Australia's Sara Carrigan won the 2004 Olympic road race. She is being sued in Australia after a crash occurred on a training ride that her company organized. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
The Courier Mail reports that Olympic champion Sara Carrigan is being sued $750,000 over a cycling accident that happened on a “bunch” ride at her Mermaid Waters-based cycling school in Australia.
Bernie Elsey Jr., the son of property developer Bernie Elsey, has lodged a claim for personal injury damages against Sara Carrigan Cycling and another cyclist Stephen John Milligan, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports. (velonews.com)

September 30, 2014




Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) on her way to back-to-back wins Photo: © Mark Vareschi.
US cyclo-cross champion Katie Compton heads into the 2014-15 season with a primary goal of defending her UCI World Cup series title and winning the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on January 31 to February 1, 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: The Lotto-Belisol team training for the 2014 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad .
Yesterday, Belkin Pro Cycling announced that it will continue into next season, after finding a new title sponsor to replace the worldwide electronics brand. Nothing untoward about that, you say? Except that the new title sponsor is De Lotto, the Dutch lottery, and the long-running outfit will be known as TeamLottoNL as of January 1. For those of you not aware of international cycling teams from 1985 until the present day, there is already a WorldTour team with a similar name: Lotto-Belisol. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 30, 2014




Photo: The experts behind Specialized's Body Geometry programme. From left to right, Dr Kyle Bickel, Dr Andy Pruitt and Dr Roger Minkow David Rome / Immediate Media.
"We recently met with the doctors and experts behind Specialized’s Body Geometry Fit – arguably the industry’s most loudly marketed fitting solution. Specialized may cop plenty of flak on social media – and, when it comes to the bike behemoth's fitting services, some argue they're just another a platform to sell products from. But whether you're a believer or a critic, the fact remains that few have done more for modern bike fit than the people behind the Body Geometry products." (bikeradar.com)

September 30, 2014




Photo: EASTON has been through some changes recently, with the wheel brand leaving the mothership to join primo mtb brand Raceface, headquartered in Vancouver.
"With the World’s dust settling after days of rain in Spain, it time to crack open the tech vault once again with lots more from the floor in Vegas. Here’s a closer look at Ale Bike Wear’s top kits, Elite’s new Real Turbo Muin trainer, and Easton’s latest E100 carbon tubular wheels." (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 30, 2014




The Challenge Chicane tubular tire is a great choice for fast, dry cyclocross races. Cornering knobs provide extra security, compared to the file tread tires of yesteryear. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com.
"I glued these Challenge Chicane tubular tires to the wrong wheelset. In the August heat, as I looked ahead to cyclocross season, I assumed that I wouldn’t like these file tread tires enough to have them on my nicest, carbon fiber-est wheels. I was wrong. Other file treads I’ve ridden in years past have been squirrelly. In Colorado, files are scary, especially when you’re racing on dusty, loose, even gravel-strewn tracks in the early season (or sometimes all season). However, the Chicanes offer meaty side knobs that allow them to punch above their weight when you lean into corners." (velonews.com)

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September 29, 2014





Photo: There was nothing to do at all. My brother was riding his bike, so I started to follow him.
Michał Kwiatkowski was born in the village of Działyn in Central Poland on 2 June 1990. Rural boredom seem to be a reason he started riding. His elder brother Radosław was good in the elite ranks and he wanted to copy, whether the wins or the cool looking kit that Radek brought home.

September 29, 2014




Photo: Stevens took silver at the Worlds individual time trial in 2012 and bronze in 2014. (James Startt).
Evelyn Stevens has been making headlines this week. She helped Specialized-lululemon win the Worlds Team Time Trial, earned a bronze medal in the individual time trial, and was at the center of one of the most talked about team transfers in women’s cycling. Stevens has been with Specialized-lululemon since 2011, and is moving with those sponsors to the Dutch Boels-Dolmans squad for 2015. (bicycling.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: The team had a solid season...
The future of the current Belkin Pro Cycling team has been guaranteed with the announcement that a letter of intent announced at the end of July has now translated into a binding contract, bringing two new sponsors on board. The WorldTour team has inked a deal with the Dutch national lottery De Lotto and the BrandLoyalty company, with the terms of agreement putting a two year partnership in place. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Gerrans from Valverde we said; we almost got it right, second and third they finished – Poland and QuickStep’s Michal Kwiatkowski confounded us with a brilliantly taken win which, as with the U23 race, hinged around that final descent...
Roadside Report: 255km of tough racing was on the agenda on Sunday and as always Ed Hood was there for every single moment from the warmup to the startline the finishline and then the post race reactions. Here’s a look at his day, roadside in the rain in Ponferrada for the 2014 Men’s World Road Cycling Championships. (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Poland spent a lot of time pacing the peloton in Sunday's elite men's road race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
Poland rallied behind its leader Michal Kwiatkowski on Sunday at the UCI Road World Championships, as the 24-year-old soloed free to hold off cycling’s elite to win the elite men’s road race thanks to his countrymen’s effort. “In the beginning, we were thinking, ‘What are those Polish guys doing?’” Belgian and 2012 winner Philippe Gilbert said. (velonews.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: Michal Kwiatkowski’s Strava stats make for fascinating reading (Pic: Strava).
What does it take to win the UCI Road World Championship and earn the right to wear the coveted rainbow jersey for a season? Newly-crowned champion Michal Kwiatkowski has uploaded his victorious ride to Strava to give us a fascinating insight. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 29, 2014




Photo: It’s about performance with manners, aggression with confidence and if it gives you some aero advantage as well, so much the better.
An Italian masterpiece is not the kind of thing you revise or update. No one is wondering when the Mona Lisa 2.0 is getting released or awaiting the launch of the new David SL. ‘Masterpiece’ is a term frequently used to refer to bikes but rarely deserved. (pelotonmagazine.com)

September 29, 2014




GoPro has today officially released its highly anticipated HERO4 action camera. The HERO4 will be available from 5 October and is available in two versions – the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver, which are set to debut 4k (ultra-high definition) recording at 30 fps and a built-in LCD touch display, respectively. (bikeradar.com)

September 29, 2014





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