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March 22, 2019






Bredene Koksijde Classic: Ackermann wins renamed Handzame Classic.

(cyclingnews.com)-"German champion Pascal Ackermann (Bora Hansgrohe) claimed the newly minted Bredene Koksijde Classic, winning a chaotic bunch sprint over Team Sky’s Kristoffer Halvorsen. Deceuninck Quick Step’s Alvaro Hodeg, the defending champion, was third." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 22, 2019





Mathieu van der Poel says ‘it’s a small miracle he’s back on the bike’ after high-speed crash.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The 24-year-old told cycling news site Wielerflits: “It’s a small miracle I’m back on the bike again. It could have been a lot worse. “I was in a lot of pain, but in the ambulance I already felt that it wasn’t so bad." (cyclingweekly.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

March 22, 2019








Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio 2019 - Preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 2019 Women's WorldTour will resume at the 44th edition of Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio on Sunday. Outside of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile, the race is one of the most historical women's events in Italy." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

March 22, 2019





Fabio Aru to return to racing at Volta a Catalunya.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Following his abandon at Paris Nice earlier this month, Fabio Aru will jump back into the peloton next week at the Volta a Catalunya in Spain. Aru will be joined in the WorldTour race, which runs from March 25-31, by UAE Team Emirates teammate Dan Martin." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

March 22, 2019





Canyon’s Aeroad CF SL Disc 7.0 - aero without the big price tag.

(road.cc)-"This splendid and very expensive looking speed machine is the brand new Canyon Aeroad CF SL Disc 7.0 with a Shimano 105 groupset and Reynolds deep section carbon wheels. It costs just £2,899." (road.cc) (David Arthur)

March 22, 2019






2019 Bredene Koksijde Classic LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Bredene Koksijde Classic LIVE March 22, Belgium.

Race starts Friday at 12:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:15pm CET (12:15pm U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 3:30pm CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern)."
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March 22, 2019



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March 21, 2019





Jonny Clarke wraps up GC win at Tour de Taiwan.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Jonny Clarke's debut with the new Floyd's Pro Cycling team got off to the best possible start this week when the Australian won a stage and the general classification at the Tour de Taiwan, a five-day UCI 2.1 race that finished Thursday in Pingtung." (cyclingnews.com) (Tour de Taiwan)

March 21, 2019






Cape Epic Stage 4: Race For The Title Heats Up!

(bicycling.co.za)-"Crashes in both the leading teams at the Absa Cape Epic could not unseat either from the top of the overall standings." (bicycling.co.za) Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic

March 21, 2019





Coryn Rivera wears Stars and Stripes to Europe’s biggest races.

(velonews.com)-"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and then try again - just ask Coryn Rivera. Rivera’s emphatic victory at USA Cycling’s elite road national championships this past summer came after three straight years of finishing second place." (velonews.com) Photo: Luca Bettini-Pool/Getty Images (File)

March 21, 2019





Bol takes Sunweb's first victory of the season at Nokere.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Team Sunweb's Cees Bol took victory after a chaotic and crash-strewn sprint finish at the Danilith Nokere Koerse in Belgium on Wednesday, and with it his WorldTour team's first win of the season." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





Kruijswijk looking for climbing consistency at Volta a Catalunya.

(cyclingnews.com)-"While the sprinters and Classics specialists focus on this Saturday's Milan San Remo, many of the pro peloton's very best climbers, including Jumbo Visma's Steven Kruijswijk, ready themselves for the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, which starts on Monday." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





Luke Rowe: ‘It’s time to step up and try to deliver a Classics result, it’s as simple as that’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"For one reason or another over the last two years things haven’t gone my way,” Rowe told Cycling Weekly in Nice. “I’ve finished Paris Roubaix in an ambulance the last two years, but this year I’m confident and think my form is better than ever." (cyclingweekly.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

March 21, 2019





Hot off Tirreno nail-biter, Roglic ready to soar at Giro.

(velonews.com)-"Over the past 12 months, he’s been cycling’s dominator in one-week stage races. Dating back to last April’s Itzulia Basque Country, the Slovenian all-rounder has won five of the past six one-week stage races he’s started." (velonews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





UCI plans to ban corticosteroids under same rules as tramadol.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Corticosteroids are an anti-inflammatory medicine prescribed for a range of health conditions, including asthma and injury to joints, muscles and tendons." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Reinhard EISENBAUER / various sources / AFP)

March 21, 2019





HQ Visit: Mission Workshop’s San Francisco shop and headquarters.

(bikerumor.com)-"Based in the Mission District, they’ve grown from a really small showroom in the back into a full retail storefront with a loft-style open office in the behind it." (bikerumor.com) Tyler Benedict

March 21, 2019



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March 20, 2019







Cees Bol wins crash-marred Nokere Koerse.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) sprinted to victory at Nokere Koerse after a crash-marred final along the cobbled incline to the finish line that took down his teammate Max Walscheid and cyclocross world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon Circus)." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

March 20, 2019







Mathieu van der Poel injured in Nokere Koerse crash.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mathieu van der Poel's much-hyped foray into road racing's Spring Classics looked to be over before it really got underway, with the Dutch champion crashing heavily in the sprint finish of the Nokere Koerse on Wednesday, but his Corendon Circus team reports he suffered no fractures." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 20, 2019






Lorena Wiebes victorious at inaugural women's Nokere Koerse.

(cyclingpub.com)-"In the final uphill sprint, Wiebes launched an imposing sprint and easily defeated her rivals to take the top spot. Canyon SRAM's Lisa Klein came in second ahead of Lotte Kopecky of Lotto Soudal." (cyclingpub.com) Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team

March 20, 2019





Van der Poel ramps up Classics campaign at Nokere Koerse.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The reigning cyclocross world champion will now follow a road program that includes the GP de Denain, Gent Wevelgem and Dwars door Vlaanderen before his big goal of this spring - the Tour of Flanders on April 7." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 20, 2019





Lauren Stephens puts leg injury behind her to focus on new chapter with Tibco SVB.

(cyclingnews.com)-"I had severe soft tissue damage in my upper thigh that would take months to diagnose. Through Nationals, Pan-Am Championships, and the rest of the year, I was unable to produce the same power due to the injury." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

March 20, 2019





Rival teams agree: Sky/Ineos remains benchmark, for better or worse.

(velonews.com)-"Team leaders are pleased that Team Sky isn't dying, but they are daunted by the British team's enormous budget, which won't change with new owner." (velonews.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

March 20, 2019





Lezyne GPS joins the pro peloton with AG2R LA MONDIALE sponsorship.

(bikerumor.com)-"For the upcoming race seasons, AG2R LA MONDIALE will have a new piece of hardware leading the way. For the first time, Lezyne GPS units will be mounted to the bars of a pro cycling team’s bikes." (bikerumor.com) (Zach Overholt)

March 20, 2019






Milan San Remo 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)-"2019 Milan San Remo LIVE March 23, Italy.

Start Time: Saturday March 23rd at 10:10 CET (2:10 AM PDT).

Earliest Live Video: 14:30 CET (6:30 AM PDT).

Approximate Finish: 17:08 CET (9:08 AM PDT)."
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March 22, 2019





Jered Gruber: Chasing San Remo.

(pelotonmagazine.com)-"Like a lot of people, I have always looked forward to Milan San Remo, not so much for its greatness, but for what it signifies: the start of the real cycling season and the fact that my beloved cobbled classics are just a couple weeks away." (pelotonmagazine.com) Images: Gruber Images

March 22, 2019







10 riders to watch at the 2019 Milan San Remo.

(cyclingnews.com)-"This year's Milan San Remo appears to be more open than ever, with various non-sprinters challenging the fast finishers, with dreams of escaping their clutches at the finish on the Via Roma." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

March 22, 2019








Milan San Remo Preview.

(inrng.com)-"This Saturday’s Milan San Remo is all about it's tense finish, the paradox of the longest race of the year that’s often decided in the final meters, a race where every pedal stroke counts and the list of contenders and pretenders is long." (inrng.com) (RCS Sport)

March 22, 2019







Milano San Remo: The ‘Who Will Win’ Piece.

(podiumcafe.com)-"Milano San Remo is at the same time the most and least predictable race on the calendar. It’s not every race you can work through every single scenario in which the race can be won and coming up with a manageable number." (podiumcafe.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

March 22, 2019





What can cyclist legally do, and not do, in Europe?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"It goes without saying that in all countries, cyclists are required to ride on the same side of the road as cars, they must indicate when turning left or right, and should stop at red lights (unless marked otherwise)." (cyclingweekly.com) Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

March 22, 2019





Bollé Shifter glasses.

(road.cc)-"With fashion dictating that cycling shades are returning to the ski goggle type size of the 90s, the Bollé Shifter glasses are bang on trend, but they aren't form over function thanks to excellent visibility and sharp optics." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

March 22, 2019





Welcome to Graubünden: Epic ascents and perfect asphalt.

(cyclingtips.com)-"The Rhine is one of the most important waterways in Europe. Its two sources are connected by perfect asphalt. Over three days we will discover monumental alpine passes, culinary highlights and breathtaking scenery on quiet roads." (cyclingtips.com) Graubünden Tourism

March 22, 2019



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Defending Milan San Remo champion Nibali leads strong Bahrain Merida team.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The winner of last year's Milan San Remo, Vincenzo Nibali, will lead a strong Bahrain Merida squad at this year's race on Saturday, and says that he's feeling his form is getting better all the time." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

March 21, 2019








Preview: Your guide to the 2019 Milan San Remo (paywall).

(cyclingtips.com)-"Milan San Remo is the longest one-day race on the professional calendar - with a whopping 291km on the menu, the riders are up for roughly seven hours in the saddle." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

March 21, 2019








Matteo Trentin: San Remo Ambitions.

(pelotonmagazine.com)-"Coming off a stellar season in 2017, one that included four stage wins in the Vuelta a España, Italian rider Matteo Trentin moved from the Belgium team Quick Step to Australia’s Mitchelton Scott, where he’s expected to take over leadership duties in the classics." (pelotonmagazine.com) images by James Startt

March 21, 2019






Mathieu van der Poel will continue Classics campaign after nasty crash in Nokere Koerse.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The cyclocross world champion was caught in a high-speed collision during the sprint finish of the Belgian one-day race on Wednesday (March 20)." (cyclingweekly.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





“Growing evidence” of more cyclists involved in blood doping probe.

(road.cc)-"There is “Growing evidence that cyclists from teams participating in Tour de France could be involved in the recent German/Austrian doping affair with the doping doctor‘s network from Erfurt/Thuringia." (road.cc) Simon MacMichael

March 21, 2019





Spratt returns to racing at Trofeo Alfredo Binda after head injury.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Amanda Spratt has recovered from a head injury suffered in a crash at Strade Bianche in early March and will return to racing on Sunday for the third round of the Women's WorldTour Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





Drops Cycling land invitation to OVO Energy Women's Tour.

(cyclingnews.com)-"We are all thrilled to have received a wildcard invitation to the OVO Energy Women's Tour this summer. It will be our fourth successive appearance at this prestigious race and we are all super motivated." (cyclingnews.com) (Drops Cycling)

March 21, 2019





Beto Surge Tubeless Floor Pump.

(road.cc)-"The Beto Surge Tubeless Floor Pump makes popping stubborn tubeless tires onto your rims a simple and quick operation, although I did find it a little flimsy in operation against others I've recently tested." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

March 21, 2019





Matt Wikstrom: Goodbye, farewell, and amen: Thanks for the ride, CT .

(cyclingtips.com)-"I have no doubt that the CTeam will continue to find ways to surprise, delight, and endear the site to its readers. They have the skills, the passion, and the devotion to tap the spirit of a sport that has all sorts of riches to offer." (cyclingtips.com) Matt Wikstrom

March 21, 2019



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Stromer recalls ST5 e-bikes.

(bicycleretailer.com)"-"The CPSC is instructing consumers to immediately stop using the recalled bicycle and take it to an authorized Stromer dealer for a free repair. Stromer is contacting all known purchasers directly." (bicycleretailer.com)

March 20, 2019









Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett to lead Bora Hansgrohe at Milan San Remo.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Peter Sagan will lead Bora Hansgrohe at Milan San Remo on Saturday, with the in-form Sam Bennett providing a plan B for the German team." (cyclingnews.com) (Ilario Biondi / BettiniPhoto)

March 20, 2019





Remco Evenepoel: ‘I would be more comfortable without all the attention’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The 19-year-old has become an almost overnight star having joined Deceuninck Quick Step at such a young age." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

March 20, 2019








Milan San Remo Preview.

(pezcyclingnews.com)-"On Saturday morning the longest and most beautiful one-day Classic of the season rolls out of Milan and heads for the Mediterranean City of San Remo. There isn't a rider who would not love to win the 'Primavera' and it's a race in which the sprinters and rouleurs have a chance." (pezcyclingnews.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

March 20, 2019





Pinarello Prince FX.

(road.cc)-"Heavily influenced by the top-end Dogma F10, this new version of the Pinarello Prince FX is a much more affordable option (relatively speaking). It may be classed as more of an all-round bike than the peloton-ready F10 but don't go thinking it's the soft option." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

March 20, 2019





Wolf Tooth shines up durable, nickel-plated Pack Pliers chain multi-tool.

(bikerumor.com)-"Any tool nerd like myself is bound to fawn over Wolf Tooth’s latest shiny iteration of the Pack Pliers chain master link tool. Their 6-in-1 function continues to manage master links & more," (bikerumor.com) (Cory Benson)

March 20, 2019





Selle Italia Sport Gel Flow FeC-Alloy saddle.

"The Selle Italia Sport Gel Flow FeC-Alloy saddle is described as 'the ultimate embodiment of the spirit of Selle Italia, offering high-level performance even to occasional riders for whom time on the bike can be scarce." (road.cc) Shaun Audane

March 20, 2019





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March 22, 2019






Cape Epic Stage 5: Locals Take Top Spot At Queen Stage.

(bicycling.co.za)-"Renaissance men Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys shrugged off a disastrous first five days to win The Queen Stage of the Absa Cape Epic." (bicycling.co.za) Shaun Roy/Cape Epic

March 22, 2019






Direct Energie and Arkea Samsic handed final Tour de France wildcards.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Bryan Coquard, Pierre Rolland and the rest of the Vital Concept B&B Hotels team will have to make other plans for July, as the final two wildcard invitations to the 2019 Tour de France went to Direct Energie and Arkea Samsic." (cyclingnews.com) (Twitter @Arkea_Samsic)

March 22, 2019





How Payson McElveen won Land Run with boredom and a track stand sprint.

(velonews.com)-"Despite his minimal experience in long gravel races, the pro mountain biker pulled off an impressive win at Land Run 100 on March 16, beating two-time Dirty Kanza champ Ted King in a fast finish." (velonews.com) Photo: John Vargus | Orange Seal

March 22, 2019





Flanders Friday: Rough Roads.

(podiumcafe.com)-"The Belgian spring cobbled classics season resumed this week and it was an emotional experience from start to finish. The most important news of note was the tragic death of 19-year-old Stef Loos, who was taking part in the Alfred Gadenne Grand Prix last weekend." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images)

March 22, 2019





Grand Prix de Denain: The new cobbled classic?

(rouleur.cc)-"With small races facing a constant battle for survival, the 60 year-old Grand Prix de Denain is looking to reinvent itself as a cobbled classic. Does it work?" (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Michael Blann

March 22, 2019





Shanren Discovery Pro GPS, with a claimed 96 hours of battery life.

(road.cc)-"We’ve seen a lot of GPS devices and gadgets go in and out over the last decade, but the Shanren Discovery Pro could be about to blow them all out of the water with regards to battery life. It also has built-in lights, is fully ANT+ and Bluetooth-ready." (road.cc) (Jack Sexty)

March 22, 2019



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March 21, 2019





Floyd Landis: I regret the $100m lawsuit against Lance Armstrong.

(cycling.today)"-"I went through some dark years there,” Landis says. “I was in a terrible place. To be honest I’m just glad I survived it. A lot of cyclists who went through that didn’t come out alive." (cycling.today)

March 21, 2019






Bontrager helmet safety performance falls ‘far below’ its claims, says MIPS.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"MIPS - the company responsible for the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System featured in many cycling helmets - has disputed claims made by Bontrager about its new helmets saying safety performance results fall ‘far below’ the published stats." (cyclingweekly.com) Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

March 21, 2019





Tate Meintjes' family starts memorial scholarship fund.

(cyclingnews.com)-"We will be providing a yearly scholarship for a University of Nevada, Reno student who exhibits Tate's outlook on life: drive, dedication, compassion, happiness and simple joy," Meintjes' father, Andre, wrote in a post on Facebook." (cyclingnews.com) (Andre Meintjes)

March 21, 2019





Team Sky funding boost under Ineos sparks budget cap discussions.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"You’re looking at an almost impenetrable wall of money. You can basically go buy all the best riders. The question for the sport is if they are all on one team, is it fun for spectators to watch?" (cyclingweekly.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





Aggregation of Marginal Doubts weighs on Team Sky's legacy.

(cyclingnews.com)-"So farewell then, Team Sky. The various incarnations of that elegant jersey will shortly be destined for the great wardrobe in the heavens along with other iconic designs like ONCE, La Vie Claire, Peugeot, TI-Raleigh, and so on back through Molteni and Faema." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 21, 2019





There’s more to women’s cycle clothing than pinking & shrinking.

(cyclingindustry.news)-"The past two decades have seen the women’s cycle clothing sector progress significantly in terms of product. Duncan Moore investigates how things changed and the commitment retailers need to take to cover the market." (cyclingindustry.news) Hayley Everett

March 21, 2019





Warren Barguil to return to competition at Volta a Catalunya after Paris Nice scare.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The rider crashed at the second stage of Paris Nice, in which the peloton was very active and nervous due to the wind. Despite the first examinations pointed out at a double fracture of the cervical vertebra, tests done the day after ruled that out and confirmed a whiplash injury that required a 10-day immobilization." (cyclingpub.com) Arkea Samsic

March 21, 2019





EF Education First extend with Martinez.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Recent Paris Nice stage winner Dani Martinez has signed a three-year contract extension with EF Education First, taking the 22-year-old Colombian time trial champion though the 2022 season." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

March 21, 2019






Rapha releases first in-house-designed footwear.

(cyclingtips.com)-"They’ve been seen spinning circles in adverts and even in WorldTour races for months but now Rapha’s new shoes are finally official." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Rapha

March 21, 2019



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March 20, 2019







Cape Epic Stage 3: Mechanical Issues Cause Dramatic Change In Leaders.

(bicycling.co.za)Photo-"Mechanical issues ended up costing the dominant leaders a massive nine minutes and the overall lead before they could start their chase back." (bicycling.co.za)Photo by Shaun Roy/Cape Epic

March 20, 2019















March 20, 2019






'More chapters to be written' in Operation Aderlass, says state prosecutor.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mark Schmidt, formerly a doctor at Gerolsteiner and Milram, was one of four people arrested last month following a raid on his practice in Erfurt, Germany. Some 40 blood bags were seized at the time." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

March 20, 2019





The wind of change by UCI.

(voxwomen.com)-"I have never been to the HQ of the UCI in Aigle. But at the moment I do imagine it being a little bit like a start-up company in Silicon Valley where every employee has to come up with a new idea daily." (voxwomen.com) Christine


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