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2016 Vuelta a Espana LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2016 Vuelta a Espana Stage ProfileThumb Overlay."Thursday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 6 departs  at 13:31 CEST (4:31 AM PST) and is expected at the finish at around 17:40 CEST (8:40 AM PST)).

Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 5:00 CEST (6:00 AM PST)."

Vuelta a Espana: Meersman wins stage 5 in Lugo.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Gianni Meersman celebrates winning stage 5 at the Vuelta a Espana. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Gianni Meersman claimed his second stage of the Vuelta a Espana in a crash marred finale in Lugo.

He was set up perfectly by his team and the Belgian finished it off beating Fabio Feline and Kevin Reza in the tricky uphill run to the line."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016

Unprotected post in Vuelta a Espana stage 5 finale raises hackles.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."An unprotected bollard was once again responsible for a crash in a race in Spain.

In a near-repeat of the 2015 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Steven Kruijswijk crashed near a short post in the road on stage 5 of the Vuelta a España, leading to outrage from the riders on Twitter.

Kruijswijk confirmed the post was responsible for his crash."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016

Five talking points from stage five of the Vuelta a España.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson: It was a lonely ride for Machado. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."Tiago Machado went away in the early break but was the last to give up on the futile venture.

He pushed on for quite some time on his own, perhaps willing himself to believe he could go all the way to the end of the stage."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson

August 24, 2016

Tour de l'Avenir: Rodriguez wins stage 5.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Nico Denz (AG2R La Mondiale) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Denz takes overall lead with three stages remaining." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016

Vuelta a Espana: Calmejane wins atop San Andre de Teixido.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) celebrates his victory at the Vuelta a Espana (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Lilian Calmejane  won stage four of the Vuelta a España after attacking from the break of the day on the final climb of the Alto Mirador de Veixia.

The Frenchman held off the late pursuit of Darwin Atapuma to claim victory, though the Colombian had the consolation of taking the red jersey of race leader.

Calmejane was part of the break of 21 riders that forged clear with a shade over 110 kilometers still to race and built up a maximum advantage of five minutes over a peloton led by the Movistar team of overnight race leader Ruben Fernandez."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

Contador back on track in second Vuelta a Espana summit finish.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) was all smiles despite a difficult start to his Vuelta (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."After his difficult start to the Vuelta a Espana, Alberto Contador crossed the finish line in San Andres de Teixero looking and sounding far more upbeat than he has done in the race so far.

Contador completed stage 4 in the same time as all the other main favorites, although he has dropped a spot overall, to thirteenth."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

Americans go 1-2 in Tour de l’Avenir time trial.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Tour de l'Avenir ‏@tourdelavenir 2h2 hours ago Classe @AdrienCosta ! #TourdelAvenirThumb Overlay."After a quiet start to the eight-day Tour de l’Avenir stage race, the U.S. team took first and second in Tuesday’s stage 4 time trial around Lugny, France.

Adrien Costa, 19, won the 16.5km test ahead of his teammate Nielson Powless.

Costa is coming off of a great ride at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, where he was second in stages 3 and 7 and won the best young rider’s classification."

August 23, 2016

2017 U.S. road nationals moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, with date change to late June.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Casey B. Gibson: by Neal Rogers August 24, 2016 Photography by Casey B. GibsonThumb Overlay."The U.S. national road and time-trial championships are set for two major changes in 2017 several sources have confirmed with CyclingTips.

The road championships will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, rather than the previously announced Winston Salem, North Carolina, and will be held in late June, in line with the UCI mandated schedule for national road championships, rather than the Memorial Day weekend date USA Cycling has used since 2011."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Casey B. Gibson

August 23, 2016

Talansky takes aim at Vuelta’s red jersey.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele: Andrew Talansky climbed the steep finishing ramp of Monday's stage 3 at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com Thumb Overlay."The sun is out in northwest Spain and American Andrew Talansky is smiling.

The Cannondale Drapac captain is starting his first grand tour of the 2016 season and says with obvious confidence, “Of course, I’m here for the classification.”

Talansky has not had the best of times due to crashes and family setbacks."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 23, 2016

Contador: The Vuelta isn't over for me by any means.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) lost time (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Alberto Contador remained defiant despite losing more time to his rivals for on Monday's steep ascent to Ezaro in the Vuelta a Espana.

Four years ago, when Contador was en route to a second of his three overall victories, the Spanish Grand Tour specialists finished second behind Joaquim Rodriguez on the Ezaro stage. On Monday he fared far worse, finishing ninth and losing 32 seconds to Alejandro Valverde."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

After ‘steady diet of hard WorldTour racing,’ Reijnen makes Grand Tour debut at age 30.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Michael Better Photography by Cor Vos: by Michael Better August 24, 2016 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."Drenched in sweat, and covered in filth from the haze that encased the Salt Lake City area due to a nearby forest fire, riders slumped over their handlebars and took a collective deep breath.

The day’s race was over, and getting a cold bottle of water was the main objective, albeit for one – the stage winner. With a grin on his face, American Kiel Reijnen hooped and hollered."
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Michael Better Photography by Cor Vos

August 23, 2016

The gold-medal bikes of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Cor Vos: by James Huang August 23, 2016 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."The Olympics is arguably the grandest competitive stage in the world that pits athlete against athlete.

Yet while the men and women receive all the credit for victory (and deservedly so), many events combine athlete and machine - cycling included.

Now that this year’s Games are behind us, all the medals are counted, and the athletes are basking in the glow of Olympic glory, which bikes shared a bit of the credit?"
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Cor Vos

August 23, 2016

Vuelta a Espana: Geniez wins on Mirador de Ézaro.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Alexandre Geniez (FDJ.fr) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Alexandre Geniez claimed the second Vuelta a Espana stage win after claiming victory on stage 3 atop the Mirador de Ézaro.

Geniez was the last man standing of a breakaway that went clear in the opening kilometers of the stage. Movistar’s Ruben Fernandez got permission to attack from his two leaders and followed Geniez in for second place at 21 seconds back, enough to secure him the race lead.

His teammate Valverde come home in third five seconds later with Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana for company."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 22, 2016

Five talking points from stage three of the Vuelta a España.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson: Other Astana riders may now be given opportunities at the 2016 Vuelta a España. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."Miguel Angel Lopez is carrying the responsibility of leading Astana at the Vuelta a España, but his overall chances were dealt a terminal blow when he crashed 8km from the finish.

The rider won the Tour de Suisse earlier this season which gives an indication of his ability, and with Astana‘s big name GC riders – Vincenzo Nibali and Fabio Aru – not present in Spain, Lopez was their hope for a high place finish."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson

August 22, 2016

Despite big mountains, Farrar still loves Vuelta.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele : Tyler Farrar loves the Vuelta's laid-back atmosphere, despite the few chances for sprint finishes. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Tyler Farrar may burn his fair, freckled skin in the Spanish sun, but he loves the Vuelta a España. This weekend in the country’s northwest, he began the grand tour for the fifth time with an eye on helping teammates Kristian Sbaragli and Nathan Haas, but also on the next two years with team Dimension Data.

The 32-year-old from Washington, whose hair keeps getting longer and longer with his years of experience, will guide Sbaragli through the sprints and will set up Haas to attack in the medium-mountain stages. The team also brings a handful of climbers for the mountainous route."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 22, 2016

Americans Abroad: Nine U.S. riders take on La Vuelta.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele: Ian Boswell celebrated with his Sky teammates after they won the Vuelta's stage 1 team time trial. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The final, arguably most exciting, grand tour of the season is underway in Spain, and nine Americans are taking on the Vuelta a España with a variety of roles.

Some, like Andrew Talansky have hopes of a strong overall finish, while others, like grand tour first-timer Kiel Reijnen are aiming to be strong team players, perhaps finding opportunities along the way for individual glory."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 22, 2016

Vuelta a Espana: No time loss for Alberto Contador on stage 2.

"Stage 2 was a more straight forward affair for Alberto Contador." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 22, 2016

Sagan returns to road racing at Sunday’s GP Plouay.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): World champion Peter Sagan stays in the maillot jaune (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Peter Sagan will be back in action on the road on Sunday after his hiatus to ride the mountain bike event at the Rio Olympics, competing at the Gran Prix Plouay with his Tinkoff team.

Cyclingnews understands that the French WorldTour race marks the start of Sagan’s build-up to the World Road Championships in Qatar, where he will try to defend the rainbow jersey he won in Richmond last year."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 24, 2016

Van Asbroeck opens his account in Poitou Charentes.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Photo: LottoNL Jumbo: Photo: LottoNL-JumboThumb Overlay."After almost two years in the team, Tom Van Asbroeck took his first win for LottoNL Jumbo when he came out on top in a crash marred bunch sprint on stage 2 of the Tour du Poitou Charentes.

After race leader Nacer Bouhanni had hit the deck, he turned out to be the fastest as he held off Manuel Belletti and Marco Benfatto.

The win was enough to move him into the overall lead."
(cyclingquotes.com) Photo: LottoNL Jumbo

August 24, 2016

Trophee d'Or Féminin: Bastianelli wins stage 4 sprint.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Marta Bastianelli (Italy) heads down and sprinting beats Marianne Vos (Netherlands) to the 2007 Worlds title (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Elise Delzenne leads overall." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016

Druivenkoers Overijse: Baugnies makes it two in a row on great day for Wanty.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ©Kramon: Photo: ©KramonThumb Overlay."One year after taking a first win in the race, Jerome Baugnies made it two in a row at the Druivenkoers Overijse when he soloed to victory in the Belgian semi-classic.

The puncheur attacked from a 19-rider group on the hilly circuit and held off the late comeback from a chase trio to take the win before Huub Duijn beat the Wanty pair of Marco Marcato and Dimitri Claeys in the sprint for second."
(cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ©Kramon

August 24, 2016

Hands-on: Stryd announces new running power meter.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): August 24, 2016 by DC RainmakerThumb Overlay."Today running power meter company Stryd announced their next generation running power meter unit, changing up the form factor and increasing the data metrics gathered.

This new model is now a small footpod that you attach to your running shoe. This differs from the first production generation, which was built into a heart rate strap.

I got the chance to take the unit out for a spin last week, and then analyze the data afterwards with the Stryd folks. Here’s a look at how it all works, and some of my initial thoughts."

August 24, 2016

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Roche resumes training, is awaiting results of test for Legionnaires’ disease.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Shane Stokes Photography by Kristof Ramon: by Shane Stokes August 24, 2016 Photography by Kristof RamonThumb Overlay."Although he is yet to find out if he contracted Legionnaires’ disease around the time of the Rio Olympics, Nicolas Roche has been able to resume training, albeit at a reduced level.

On August 12th Roche stated via Twitter that he had picked up pneumonia and suggested it may have been from bad air conditioning at the Rio Olympics.

He competed in the road race there on August 6th, and started feeling symptoms one day later."
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Shane Stokes Photography by Kristof Ramon

August 23, 2016

Do carbon frames have a shelf life?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Paul Norman: Should you be worried about your carbon frame wearing out?Thumb Overlay."A carbon bike frame is a matrix of two different materials: the carbon fibers which give the frame its structural strength, and the resin which binds the carbon together.

They each have different properties, both physically and chemically, which determine the frame’s structural integrity."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Paul Norman

August 23, 2016

The ‘new’ bottom bracket standard we can all get behind.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands): Niner uses Press-Fit 30 on some frames because it allows for easy singlespeed conversions via its BioCentric bottom bracket insert (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands)Thumb Overlay."It’s an overlooked item, but it’s perhaps the single most important component on your bicycle.

The lowly bottom bracket doesn’t get much attention, and if it’s working properly, that’s the way it should be - smooth and silent."
(bikeradar.com) (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands)

August 23, 2016

How to look after your new wheels.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): f you've spent a lot of money on some new wheels, then you need to make sure that they last as long as they should. So here's your guide to how to make your new wheels last a lifetime. In association with Chain Reaction CyclesThumb Overlay."Buying a pair of new wheels should transform the performance of your bike, upping your average speeds and making you a faster rider.

Whether you’ve spent nearly £2,000 on a pair of deep section Zipp 808s, or just £300 on some Fulcrum Racing 3s, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth, which means following a few steps and maintenance basics to make sure that they are kept in perfect condition for as long as possible."

August 23, 2016

Hands-on: The CycleOps Magnus Smart trainer.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): Magnus Tech BasicsThumb Overlay."Let the new trainer games begin! Oh…crap…wait, they already began – earlier this summer with new CycleOps trainer, Elite trainers, and even Tacx trainer updates.

But, with a brief summer intermission completed, we’re back into the swing of new trainer announcements. And oddly enough, it’s once against CycleOps kicking off this round of new trainers – just like it was back in May with their new Hammer direct drive trainer."

August 23, 2016

Bouhanni wins Tour du Poitou-Charentes opening stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Nacer Bouhanni crosses the line first but is later relegated at the Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Frenchman out sprints Jans, Napolitano." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

Tour de l'Avenir: Kristoffer Halvorsen wins stage 3.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Timothy Dupont (Veranda's Willems) and Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) fight for the win (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Teammate Amund Grondahl holds onto leader's jersey." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 23, 2016

Trophee d'Or Feminin: Stage 3 victory for Alison Jackson.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com): Canadian rider Alison Jackson (Twenty 16 p/b Sho-Air) speeds down Kelly Drive (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com)Thumb Overlay."Delzenne stays in yellow." (cyclingnews.com) (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com)

August 23, 2016

Merlier wins GP Stad Zottegem.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Tim Merlier (Vastgoedservice Golden Palace) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Dupont, Sieberg round out podium." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 23, 2016

Changes to Doha Road World Championship course - more desert, fewer local laps.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Doha Cycling 2016): The elite men's road race course in the 2016 World Championships in Doha (Doha Cycling 2016)Thumb Overlay."The UCI has reconfigured the elite men's road race course for the 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, Belga reported today.

Previously, the race course included 80km leading into 11 laps of a technical 15.2km circuit that encircled The Pearl. The new course puts riders into the desert for 151km, incorporating some of the route used for the Tour of Qatar opening stage, and then returning for seven local circuits.

The elite women will also race seven laps of the local circuit, starting from the Qatar Foundation and heading through town to the circuit for a total of 134.5km."
(cyclingnews.com) (Doha Cycling 2016)

August 22, 2016

Guarnier set to win inaugural Women's WorldTour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Race winner Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) with her trophy (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."With just two rounds of the Women’s WorldTour remaining this season, Megan Guarnier now holds an insurmountable lead in the competition.

Guarnier sits firmly atop the standings with a total of 886 points compared to the 554 points held by the next best rider Leah Kirchmann."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 22, 2016

I always dreamt of becoming an Olympian, never thought I’d be a Paralympian.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Megan Fisher: by Megan FisherThumb Overlay."I always wanted to be an Olympian. From a young age I would daydream about becoming the next Flo Jo or Bonnie Blair. Seriously, I didn’t care what sport.

But I never imagined that one day I would be a Paralympian. I grew up with a tennis racquet in my hand and would put it down only to play other sports like softball and basketball throughout high school.

I didn’t discover cycling until after my accident. Shoot, cycling wasn’t even on my radar."
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Megan Fisher

August 22, 2016

Olympic Games: Puncture ends Sagan's bid for cross-country medal.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Peter Sagan runs with his bike after his puncture (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Following a promising start to the men's Olympic Games cross-country race, Peter Sagan was struck down by a front wheel puncture, deflating his aspirations for medal.

"In the start I felt great and was in the top three. But then I had a puncture and I had to go for half a lap before I could get a wheel change. Then it was impossible to make contact with the first guys," Sagan said according to Reuters."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 22, 2016

Daily Ddistraction. "The publicity caravan at the Vuelta a España is very important, Cofidis must be happy with its representatives." Pic:S.Jacob/PezCyclingNews

August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016

Frank Schleck to get two million in damages from Leopard AG.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Fränk Schleck (Trek-Segafredo) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Frank Schleck will get €2 million in damages from Leopard AG after the team fired him in 2013, according to the Swiss website NZZ.ch.

The payment will go to Schleck and his company Winfrank GmBH after the Swiss Federal court held up a previous decision from CAS."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016

World Cup Winners Wout van Aert and Sanne Cant Return to 2016 CrossVegas World Cup.

Thumbnail Credit© A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine: World Champion and World Cup overall winner Wout van Aert returns to defend his title at CrossVegas. photo: CrossVegas 2015. © A. Yee / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."Both the men’s and women’s 2015-2016 Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup overall series winners will be on the start line at World Cup CrossVegas in Las Vegas on September 21 to defend their titles.

Wout Van Aert and Sanne Cant, both of Belgium, took overall honors in last year’s season competition, in which CrossVegas kicked off the seven events that comprised the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 2015-2016 season."
(A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine)

August 24, 2016

How to train like a pro rider.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Tim de Waele): We spoke to some of the best riders in the world to ask them to reveal their best training advice and how to push your cycling that little bit further – here's what they said (Tim de Waele)Thumb Overlay."If you can't beat them, join them, and after the Rio Olympics you might be tempted to do just that.

Cycling Plus magazine collected some words of wisdom from riders and experts from a variety of cycling disciplines to help you make the most from your training.

Read on to see what Olympic gold medal winning athletes and world champions can teach you."
(bikeradar.com) (Tim de Waele)

August 24, 2016

Guide to 2016-2017 rider transfers - Women.

Thumbnail Credit(Getty Images Sport): Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands and Rabobank-Liv celebrates crossing the finish line to win the 19th Fleche Wallonne women's race (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."To help you keep track of the comings and goings of riders in the women's peloton, Cyclingnews has put together a guide to this season's transfers.

We'll keep it updated regularly so you can keep checking back."
 (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

Trott frustrated by questioning of British Olympic success.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Laura Trott and Jason Kenny with their gold medals (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Laura Trott has said that she is frustrated by how Great Britain’s dominance in the velodrome at the Rio 2016 Olympics was questioned by some of their rivals.

Trott claimed two of the British team’s six gold medals on the track, winning the team pursuit and omnium for the second successive Games to become Britain’s most successful female Olympian "
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016

Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez continues in Vuelta a España despite three broken teeth from crash.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Gregor Brown) : Miguel Angel Lopes on stage four of the Vuelta a España (Gregor Brown) Thumb Overlay."Miguel Angel Lopez began the Vuelta a España, his first Grand Tour, to discover his classification abilities, but now he says that it is simply “difficult” with three broken teeth and shooting pain from an exposed nerve.

Lopez suffered the injuries in a crash towards the end of Monday’s third stage."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Gregor Brown)

August 23, 2016

Viviani and Nizzolo to fight for World Championships leadership at Tour of Britain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Elia Viviani (Team Sky) beats Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) to win the stage 2 sprint at Three Days of De Panne (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."The fight for leadership of the Italian team for the world road race championships in Qatar will be played out at the Tour of Britain with both Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo set to use the race as key preparation." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

August 23, 2016

Rails, channels and facelifts: what all of the options mean for Fizik’s Aliante saddle.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Matt Wikstrom: by Matt Wikstrom August 23, 2016 Photography by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Fizik is well known for its race-oriented saddles, and in recent years, the company has enlarged the number of options for any given model.

Options now include different rail materials (steel, aluminium and carbon) and pressure channels (nil, 7mm and 20mm). But what do all of these options mean for the comfort and performance of the saddle?"
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Matt Wikstrom

August 23, 2016

4iiii Precision Dura-Ace 9000 power meter review.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media): The 4iiii Precision left-side power meter adds just 9-10g to a crank (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Generally works well as a very light left-side meter.

Highs: Lightweight, relatively inexpensive, generally reliable for training.

Lows: Occasional ANT+ signal drops, left-side measurement might not be perfectly representative of total power for some riders, especially at lower wattages.

You can buy 4iiii Precision power meters in two ways: as a new left crank with the power meter installed, or, for less money, you can send the Canadian tech firm your left crank and they will install a meter and ship it back to you in a claimed 1-2 weeks.

BikeRadar score 3.5/5."
(bikeradar.com) (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media)

August 23, 2016

5 Of The Best Bike Repair Stands.

Thumbnail Credit (ilovebicycling.com): Tacx stands are a mainstay of the pro peloton’s mechanics. Thumb Overlay."Repairing a bike while it’s on the floor, or worse, upside down on the floor, is a difficult task.

If you work on your bike with any frequency a repair stand will make the work significantly easier to complete. Your body will also thank you; all that bending will eventually give you a backache. Bringing the bike up to eye level with a bike repair stand is the ergonomically proper way to repair your bike."

August 23, 2016

August 22, 2016

Team Victory Rankings.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com) UNIPUBLIC: UNIPUBLICThumb Overlay."A look at the win rates for the top teams and as ever a chance to look at some of the stories behind the wins and the stats relating to the teams.

Especially as we’re in the middle of the transfer season."
(inrng.com) UNIPUBLIC

August 22, 2016

Van Avermaet gets hero's welcome after Olympic success.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) let's the world know he's won gold (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Greg Van Avermaet was given a hero’s welcome as he rode from Hamme to his hometown of Zogge to celebrate winning the gold medal at the Olympic road race two weeks ago.

Van Avermaet sealed one of the biggest wins of his career on the opening day of the Olympic Games with victory in the road race ahead of Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang.

On Sunday, the Belgian celebrated at home. He paid a visit to the town hall in East Flanders town of Hamme where ‘he greeted the people like a pope’ as one local website described it. From there, he made the short ride down the road to Zogge. After a brief stop in Zogge, he continued onto Dendermonde where he currently lives."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 22, 2016

5 Of The Best Power Meters.

Thumbnail Credit (ilovebicycling.com) by Corey Davis: August 21, 2016 by Corey DavisThumb Overlay."Power meters have been a common tool used to gauge training among professional cyclists for years, but really only within the last decade have they become affordable for the everyday cycling enthusiast.

Power meters are strain gauges that measure the amount of displacement of an object, say your crank, which is imputed into an equation that gives you the amount of work done which when combined with time gives you power measured in joules/second or watts. This work energy expressed in watts determines how much power a rider produces at any given second within a ride."
(ilovebicycling.com) by Corey Davis

August 22, 2016

Kickstarter target smashed by £140 Zwatt power meter.

"A few years ago power meters were all prohibitively expensive, but now they just seem to be getting cheaper by the day." (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Henry Robertshaw

August 22, 2016


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