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2020 Tour de France Route Presentation LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)overlay"On Tuesday 15th October, the route of the next Tour de France will be unveiled before an audience of 4,000 spectators at the Palais des Congrès Paris convention center, in the presence in particular of the most recent winner, Egan Bernal." (cyclingfans.com) (letour.fr)

October 14, 2019








Chris Froome: Bernal says he will support me at 2020 Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Bernal, who had originally been set to lead the line for Team Ineos at the Giro d’Italia until injuries of his own altered his schedule, stepped in and won the Tour, with fellow Ineos rider Geraint Thomas, the 2018 champion, finishing second." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 14, 2019







2020 Tour de France route: All the rumors ahead of the big reveal.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"The 2020 Tour de France route will be presented in Paris on October 15, but, as ever, reports leaks and rumors about the parcours and key stages have been circulating long before the big reveal." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 14, 2019






Vincenzo Nibali to skip 2020 Tour de France to focus on Olympics and Giro d’Italia...

(cyclingweekly.com)overlay"According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Nibali’s desire for an Olympic gold medal will mean he will miss out on a ninth Tour de France appearance, as the French Grand Tour finishes only six days before the men’s Olympic road race in Japan." (cyclingweekly.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

October 14, 2019





Classens wins stage 2 of Crocodile Trophy, England keeps overall lead.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"The Netherlands' Bart Classens won stage 2 of the 2019 Crocodile Trophy MTB stage race on a 76km circuit around Ringer's Rest in Mareeba, Queensland, on Sunday, while overnight leader Michael England retained his overall lead." (cyclingnews.com) (Image credit: Regina Sta)

October 14, 2019





Briko’s $400 Cerebellum helmet’s got your back. And front. And lights, hydration, video.

(bikerumor.com)overlay"We’re all (usually) wearing a helmet, but things like radar, video cameras, etc., are all things we need to add on if we’re trying to maximize safety and third party accountability." (bikerumor.com) (Tyler Benedict)

October 14, 2019






Winter road bike tires: The best high-grip puncture-resistant tires for your winter bike.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Depending on where you live, winter riding will take on a different definition and just because it doesn't snow in a particular location, doesn't mean it's not winter - not everybody rides in Olso in January." (cyclingnews.com) (Image credit: Panaracer)

October 14, 2019



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Wallays wins Paris Tours.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Belgian Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) takes one-day race with long solo move. Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) takes second ahead of a tired Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

October 13, 2019





The Moment Lombardia Was Won.

(inrng.com)overlay"In the late autumnal sunshine on the Civiglio climb Bauke Mollema’s attacked and quickly got a gap as the pre-race picks hesitate, each privately hoping someone else would close him down." (inrng.com) (RCS Sport)

October 13, 2019






No excuses for tired Vincenzo Nibali at Il Lombardia.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Vincenzo Nibali’s bid for a third victory at Il Lombardia ended when he was distanced on the lower slopes of the Civiglio, though at the end of a long season, the Italian had lined out in the Race of the Falling Leaves in hope rather than in expectation." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 13, 2019





The best power meter pedals.

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"Power meter pedals joined with dedicated training can give cycling enthusiasts one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to get faster. Or, they can help you choose and enjoy your Zwift group and individual rides better no matter how fast you are." (intheknowcycling.com)

October 13, 2019





Shimano RS770 Wheelset review.

(bikeradar.com)overlay"They’re recommended for tires from 25mm to 38mm, and are supplied with tubeless rim tape and valves fitted. Including these and the 12mm hub-end caps, my pair weighed in at 757g and 938g, totaling 1,695g." (bikeradar.com) Robin Wilmott

October 13, 2019









Paris Tours 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)"-
"2019 Paris Tours LIVE October 13, France.

Start time: Sunday Oct 13 11:25 CET (2:25 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 15:25 CET (6:25 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 16:54 CET (7:54 AM PDT)."
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October 13, 2019



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Eddy Merckx in the hospital with 'serious head injury' after crash.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Merckx was riding with friends on Sunday when the accident occurred. According to Het Nieuwsblad, the 74-year-old was treated with caution, given he uses a pacemaker, but was transferred to a regular ward on Monday after further examination." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 14, 2019





Notes from the Monument Desk.

(podiumcafe.com)overlay"Does anybody dislike Bauke Mollema? His win in the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday is the crowning achievement in a career that was impressive enough anyway." (podiumcafe.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

October 14, 2019





Mathieu van der Poel could delay start of cyclocross season ahead of busy 2020.

(cyclingweekly.com)overlay"The Corendon Circus rider told Belgian media “nothing has been decided yet, I will certainly not get into action earlier than October 22”. This would mean missing a number of cyclocross events he won last year." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

October 14, 2019







Honsinger goes one better to win day 2 of US Open of Cyclocross.

(cyclingnews.com)"overlay"Clara Honsinger wins, Madigan Munro takes second place, France's Caroline Mani finishes in third place." (cyclingnews.com)

October 14, 2019





Trek Segafredo ride into 2020 with wind at backs.

(velonews.com)overlay"The American-licensed team ended the season with a string of success and will look to carry momentum into next season with the arrival of new stars, young and old." (velonews.com) Jim Cotton

October 14, 2019






Tour of Guangxi 2019 preview.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"It's the third edition of the six-day Chinese race, which has been in the WorldTour since its inception, though it still feels like something of an afterthought on the calendar after the far more prestigious UCI Road World Championships and Il Lombardia." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 14, 2019





Follow Hollow wraps your feet in hollow-fiber baby alpaca wool cycling socks.

(bikerumor.com)overlay"The proprietary yarn of the socks imported from Peru is composed of 80% baby alpaca wool, 15% nylon, and 15% spandex. At a microscopic level, alpaca fibers are completely hollow." (bikerumor.com) Jessie-May Morgan

October 14, 2019





VAAST introduces “Super Magnesium” tubing on new gravel, mountain & commuter bikes.

(bikerumor.com)overlay"Upstart VAAST is bringing high end magnesium tubing to cycling with their new bikes. It’s an 8081 magnesium alloy called Allite Super Magnesium, comprised of aluminum, rare earth metals, and 91% magnesium." (bikerumor.com) (Tyler Benedict)

October 14, 2019



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Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado wins Superprestige Gieten.

(wielerrevue.nl)overlay"Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado has won the Superprestige Gieten. Sanne Cant and Yara Kastelijn became second and third." (wielerrevue.nl) (Photo: Cor Vos)

October 13, 2019






Iserbyt wins in Gieten.

(wielerrevue.nl)overlay"Eli Iserbyt has once again shown top form. In the Superprestige van Gieten he won by driving away from Quinten Hermans in the last lap." (wielerrevue.nl) (Photo: Cor Vos)

October 13, 2019







Compton, Haidet take day one of U.S. Open of Cyclocross.

(velonews.com)"overlay"Katie Compton (KFC Racing p/b Trek/Knight) and Lance Haidet (Donnelly Aevolo) were victorious on day one of the U.S. Open of Cyclocross." (velonews.com)

October 13, 2019











Alejandro Valverde says there’s ‘room for surprise left’ as he continues racing into his forties.

(cyclingweekly.com)overlay"The Movistar rider will turn 40 in April next year and recently renewed his contract with the team to take his career through to at least 2021." (cyclingweekly.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

October 13, 2019





Magic Spanner - The World of Cycling According to Carlton Kirby.

(pezcyclingnews.com)overlay"Described as "Eurosport's legendary Tour de France commentator," Carlton Kirby has nearly three decades' experience in calling pro bike races and his new book, written with Robbie Broughton, not only provides often-hilarious insight into what it is like to be a broadcaster under extreme pressure, but also some worthwhile comments about the nature of pro racing." (pezcyclingnews.com) Leslie Reissner

October 13, 2019








2019 Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross Gieten, Netherlands LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The 2019 Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross at Gieten, Netherlands is Sunday, October 13. There will be live streams for both the elite women's and men's races.

Women at 13:40 CET, 7:40am U.S. Eastern (Superprestige Ladies Trophy).

Elite Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. Eastern."
(cyclingfans.com)

October 13, 2019








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BinckBank Tour's WorldTour status at risk as UCI takes action over 'safety failings'.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Numerous riders complained about safety during the event, with concerns ranging from the width of the roads to the barriers used in the closing kilometers of some stages." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 14, 2019









Plaza, 39, retires after Il Lombardia.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Spain’s former double national champion, Rubén Plaza, a stage winner at the Vuelta a España and Tour de France, has opted to retire after a career spanning nearly 20 years and with 26 victories to his name." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 14, 2019








Uttrup Ludwig joins FDJ Nouvelle Acquitaine Futuroscope for 2020.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"FDJ Nouvelle Acquitaine Futuroscope have announced the signing of Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig for the 2020 season, with the Dane joining after spending three years at Bigla Pro Cycling." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

October 14, 2019





Giant Contend AR 1 2020 review: Fresh and affordable all-road.

(cyclingtips.com)overlay"If the lines between road and gravel bikes were already blurry, then the way things are trending is likely to confuse you even further." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Dave Rome & Tim Bardsley Smith

October 14, 2019





Best road bike helmets 2019 - 25 top-rated helmets.

(bikeradar.com)overlay"For most, fit, ventilation and comfort matter over all else. All of the helmets listed here are tested to stringent safety standards, and ensuring that a helmet fits well will also ensure it can do its job keeping you safe in the event of a crash." (bikeradar.com) Immediate Media

October 14, 2019





Basso Palta: First Ride Review.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay
"The Basso Palta is no ordinary gravel bike. It looks and feels more like something from the cyclocross scene such are its racy aesthetics and compact, almost road bike-like geometry. This, however, has done very little to affect the Palta's ride quality and composure." (cyclingnews.com) (Image: © Basso Bikes / Javi Echevarria Ruiz)

October 14, 2019





Yamaha Urbanrush.

(electricbikeaction.com)overlay"At the heart of UrbanRush is Yamaha’s PWSeries SE center mount drive unit. Integrated to the bottom bracket, the drive unit provides a low center of gravity for exceptional handling. $3299." (electricbikeaction.com) Information provided by Yamaha

October 14, 2019



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Boulder Valley Velodrome likely to cease operations.

(bicycleretailer.com)overlay
"The velodrome facility consists of a fully operational velodrome, ample parking, exterior lighting for evening events, a 5,050 square-foot bicycle storage unit, infield restrooms and changing rooms for cyclists. It is bordered on two sides by 10 acres of open space. The velodrome is zoned and permitted for a future clubhouse and spectator stands." (bicycleretailer.com) (bouldervalleyvelodrome.com)

October 13, 2019









Viviani closes out Deceuninck Quick Step run with second in Tacx Pro Classic.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"The Italian sprinter just missed bringing home one more win for the Belgian team in his final race, finishing second to Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo Visma)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

October 13, 2019





Moniek Tenniglo adds another year to her stay at Mitchelton Scott.

(cyclingpub.com)overlay"The rider had a late debut with the team due to a fractured elbow she endured during the off-season that kept her out of competition until March. Despite this lateness, Tenniglo soon showed to be a vital part of the team in one-day races as well as in stage competitions." (cyclingpub.com) Mitchelton Scott

October 13, 2019





Hammer Stavanger adds women's event in 2020.

(cyclingnews.com)overlay"Hammer Stavanger announced Friday that it will include a first-ever women's category as part of its three-race event held on May 22-24 in 2020 in Norway. The women will compete on the same courses as the men's teams for the Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and the Hammer Chase." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 13, 2019






Groenewegen poised to win unofficial ‘King of Sprints’ title.

(velonews.com)overlay"The 26-year-old Dutch star out-kicked Elia Viviani (Deceuninck Quick Step) in Saturday’s Tacx Pro Classic/Ronde van Zeeland (1.1) to cap another successful season for the sprinter." (velonews.com) Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

October 13, 2019





Tour of Guangxi.

(voxwomen.com)"overlay"The last round of the UCI Women’s World Tour is upon us and riders are heading to China for the final road race of 2019. Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) has held the jersey for an astonishing 13 rounds and currently tops the leader’s ranking." (voxwomen.com)

October 13, 2019





Merlin Malt-G1X Apex 1 Gravel Bike.

(road.cc)overlay"A fun and stable bike on the gravel backed up with a decent frame and a quality spec list for the money." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

October 13, 2019




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