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January 18, 2019







Tour Down Under: Impey twists the Corkscrew for stage 4 win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage 4 of the Tour Down Under in Campbelltown on Friday after the reduced bunch pulled back a dangerous breakaway that escaped on the Corkscrew climb less than 6km from the finish." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

January 18, 2019








Woods: Tour Down Under is Bevin's to lose.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Michael Woods (EF Education First) has said the Tour Down Under is now Patrick Bevin's to lose, after he and other climbers failed to put time into the overall race leader and 2018 champion Daryl Impey on stage 4." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

January 18, 2019







2019 Tour Down Under LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Tour Down Under LIVE. Men's race: January 15-20 Adelaide, South Australia.

Stage 43 start time: Thursday 11:00 CDT (4:30 PM PST).

Earliest live video: 11:30 CDT (5:00 PM PST).

Approximate finish: 14:24 CDT (7:54 PM PST)
." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)
January 18, 2019
















January 17, 2019









Tour Down Under: Peter Sagan wins stage 3 in Uraidla.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) reprized his role from 2018 during stage 3 at the Tour Down Under on Thursday, taking the stage win again in Uraidla after following Daryl Impey's initial jump to the line on the slightly uphill finish." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

January 17, 2019






Woods and Porte name each other as the Tour Down Under's favorite.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"The two favorites for the Tour Down Under, Michael Woods (Education First) and Richie Porte (Trek Segafredo) were at pains to distance themselves from the tag of favorite going into decisive General Classification days on Corkscrew Hill and on top of Willunga Hill." (cyclist.co.uk) Jamie Finch-Penninger

January 17, 2019







Tour Down Under: EF Education First dig deep on stage 3.

(cyclingnews.com)-"EF Education First may not have been able to pull off the stage win or open any gaps in the general classification on stage 3 of the Tour Down Under in Uraidla but it certainly wasn't for lack of trying." (cyclingnews.com) (Dario Belingheri/Bettini Photo)

January 17, 2019





Adam Hansen: The five races that changed my life.

(cyclingnews.com)-"With a career spanning two decades, and the record for the most consecutive Grand Tours completed, Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal) has had a unique and prestigious path within professional cycling." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

January 17, 2019







2019 Tour Down Under LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Tour Down Under LIVE. Men's race: January 15-20 Adelaide, South Australia.

Stage 43 start time: Thursday 11:00 CDT (4:30 PM PST).

Earliest live video: 11:30 CDT (5:00 PM PST).

Approximate finish: 14:24 CDT (7:54 PM PST)
." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)
January 17, 2019





Suunto announces decommission plans for Movescount platform, impacting some watches.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Two days ago Suunto announced plans to retire their online training platform, Movescount, sometime around Summer 2020 (~18 months from now). Instead, users will use the newer Suunto online platform (previously called Sports Tracker - no relation to Sports Tracks)." (dcrainmaker.com)

January 17, 2019





Green Mountain finish to decide 2019 Tour of Oman.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The tenth edition of the Tour of Oman will again offer chances for the sprinters and Classics riders, with the 5.7km climb to the finish on the slopes of Green Mountain expected to decide the overall race winner." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

January 17, 2019














January 16, 2019








Bevin snags first WorldTour win.

(velonews.com)-"New Zealand time trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped in to take his first WorldTour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia’s Santos Tour Down Under on Wednesday." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 16, 2019








Tour Down Under: Bevin wins stage 2 in Angaston.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Patrick Bevin (CCC Team) laid down his biggest marker yet in the battle for the overall crown at the Tour Down Under by winning stage 2 in a reduced bunch sprint. The new race leader powered clear to win ahead of Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)." (cyclingnews.com) (Dario Belingheri/Bettini Photo)

January 16, 2019





Sagan chilled ahead of tough TDU stages to come .

(sbs.com.au)"-"Peter Sagan says he is using the Tour Down Under as training ahead of a potentially brutal third stage to Uraidla, which has previously proved to be a happy hunting ground for him." (sbs.com.au)

January 16, 2019






Tour Down Under: Haller bloodied and bruised after stage 2 crash.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Stage 2 of the 2019 Tour Down Under was marred by a late crash that saw a number of riders hit the ground ahead of a chaotic sprint finale where Patrick Bevin (CCC Team) emerged victorious." (cyclingnews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 16, 2019





Birthday boy Lars Bak backs his boys for Tour Down Under title.

"Dimension Data is riding the 2019 Tour Down Under with what is one of the strongest teams on paper. The seven-man squad includes 2013 winner Tom-Jelte Slagter, who was also third overall last year." (cyclingnews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 16, 2019








Brajkovic opens up after accepting 10-month ban.

(velonews.com)-"Janez Brajkovic - ninth in the 2012 Tour de France and recently banned 10 months for ingesting a contaminated supplement - has opened up about cycling’s anti-doping system and those “best buddies” he trusted." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 17, 2019





Jess Varnish: ‘I’m disappointed with the judgement but I have no regrets’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The former track sprinter has released a statement after she lost her employment tribunal against British Cycling." (cyclingweekly.com) Alex Ballinger

January 17, 2019





A big week of off-season training with Michael Woods.

(cyclingmagazine.ca)-"Michael Woods has seemed on the cusp of a big WorldTour result since he joined Jonathan Vaughters' squad in 2016. Last season, he came out in a big way with second at Liège Bastogne Liège, a stage win at the Vuelta a España and an astounding third at the world championships." (cyclingmagazine.ca) Photo: Jojo Harper

January 17, 2019





Catching Up with TDU Leader CCC’s Patrick Bevin.

(pezcyclingnews.com)-"New Zealand time trial champion, 8th in the Worlds TT, top performer in Tirreno Adriatico, Tour de Yorkshire, Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour of Britain, Tour of California and the Basque Country; Patrick Bevin performed beyond and above the call of duty in 2018." (pezcyclingnews.com) Alastair Hamilton

January 17, 2019





Tuft comes ‘full circle’ with Rally UHC.

(velonews.com)-"For Svein Tuft, now 41, the training camp in California marked a return to the North American racing scene, a decade after he made the jump to the WorldTour. Tuft began his career 17 seasons ago with Prime Alliance and then Symmetrics, before joining Garmin Slipstream in 2009." (velonews.com) Photo: Wil Matthews

January 17, 2019





UAE Team Emirates confirm Aru will ride Giro d'Italia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"UAE Team Emirates has confirmed that Fabio Aru will target the Giro d'Italia in 2019, with his build-up for the corsa rosa including limited racing and a training camp at altitude in Colorado close to the base of the team's new head coach Iñigo San Millan." (cyclingnews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 17, 2019





RCS Sport delays Giro d'Italia wildcard announcement until next week.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The candidates for the wildcard invitations to the 2019 Giro d’Italia must wait a little longer to discover if their applications have been successful." (cyclingnews.com) (RCS Sport)

January 17, 2019





Ben O'Connor: Unfinished business.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ben O'Connor experienced a dream season in 2018 when he found himself leading his Dimension Data team at the second-biggest race in the world in what was only his second year racing at WorldTour level." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

January 17, 2019





Amid doubts, Andrea Tafi, 52, still seeks team for Roubaix return.

(velonews.com)-"Andrea Tafi‘s dream of racing Paris Roubaix 20 years after winning it appears at a dead-end without teams willing to sign him." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 17, 2019





Wilier's new Jena gravel bike.

(road.cc)-"The Jena is an all new carbon gravel bike from Wilier, designed, they say, to give riders freedom of choice. Freedom to choose the surface to ride on from gravel, to singletrack to bikepacking on tarmac, the Jena is another do-it-all drop bar bike to add to the mix." (road.cc) Rachael Gurney

January 17, 2019





Specialized Romin Evo Expert Gel Saddle.

(road.cc)-"The Specialized Romin Evo Expert Gel Saddle is fairly firm but comfortable over long rides, and allows for decent power transfer." (road.cc) George Hill

January 17, 2019





15-year-old Robert Adams wins inaugural e-Bike Desert Challenge in Morocco.

(road.cc)-"The brutal event sees competitors ride for four days across the desert, and was won by a 15-year-old Brit." (road.cc) Jack Sexty

January 16, 2019





Mathew Hayman ‘blown away’ by home response in final race at the Tour Down Under.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Mathew Hayman has been dubbed the people’s champion as he marks the last race of a pro career that has spanned 20 years at the Tour Down Under this week." (cyclingweekly.com) (Daniel Kalisz / Stringer)

January 16, 2019





Seven riders with a point to prove in 2019.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"At a time when Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) should be coming into the peak of his career, the 28-year old is instead at risk of falling into terminal decline." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

January 16, 2019





Pro Team Sponsors.

(inrng.com)"-"With the new season underway do you know your Sunweb from your Sky, your Michelton from your Movistar? Do you know what the EF in EF Education First stands for?" (inrng.com)

January 16, 2019





Vincenzo Nibali confirms he's open to offers for 2020.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Vincenzo Nibali joined his Bahrain Merida teammates at a training camp in Catalunya on Tuesday to prepare for the 2019 season but confirmed that he is already thinking about 2020 and his personal future." (cyclingnews.com) (©Marti Milla/Agència Catalana de Turismo)

January 16, 2019





The Invisible Man: The life of a domestique.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"Cyclist chatted to Tim Declercq about life as a domestique, not finishing races and being scared of descending." (cyclist.co.uk) (Joe Robinson)

January 16, 2019





Boels Dolmans lead UCI world ranking into 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Boels Dolmans has topped the UCI team world ranking heading into the 2019 season with a total of 5003 points. The overall team ranking determines the UCI Women's WorldTour participation for the season." (cyclingnews.com) (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)

January 16, 2019





CVRcade Trainer App: My adventure with trying it out.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"The product was born out of frustrations with relying on Zwift as a racing platform. In fact, you might be more familiar with the CVR Indoor Cycling World Cup Races that have happened over the last few years." (dcrainmaker.com)

January 16, 2019





Trek Segafredo men’s and women’s teams wearing Koo eyewear in 2019.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Koo says that both teams will be able to choose between its Open Cube and Orion models. The former focuses on ventilation, while the latter uses anti-reflective, gradient colored lenses for visual acuity." (cyclingweekly.com)

January 16, 2019





Wahoo 2018 Edition Kickr Smart Trainer.

(road.cc)-"The latest build of the Wahoo Kickr is the best yet, and it's not like it was awful before. It's smoother and quieter, and a brilliant bit of kit if you're serious about indoor training. Which you'll need to be if you're thinking of forking out a grand." (road.cc) Dave Atkinson

January 16, 2019





Giro stars should race the Tour instead.

(velonews.com)-"The Giro's impressive start list will make for a great race for pink, but it detracts from the Tour de France and Froome's bid for fifth yellow jersey." (velonews.com) (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

January 15, 2019






Samuele Manfredi out of coma.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 18-year-old Italian suffered serious head trauma when he was hit by a car while training in Liguria on December 10, and was put into an induced coma by doctors at the Pietra Ligure hospital." (cyclingnews.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

January 15, 2019





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January 18, 2019






January 18, 2019





Down but not out: Drops team remain ambitious after difficult winter.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After losing their title sponsor last November, the 2018-2019 off-season was a difficult one by anyone's standards for the Drops team. Despite that, the team has now dusted themselves off and are preparing to start afresh at next month's Setmana Valenciana." (cyclingnews.com) (Trek Drops)

January 18, 2019











January 17, 2019






Chris Froome shares first monster ride of 2019 on Strava.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The Team Sky star set out with Italian team-mate Salvatore Puccio for a 225km blast around the eastern edge of South Africa." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA/Strava)

January 17, 2019











January 17, 2019





Skujins: It will be hard to trump 2018.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Toms Skujins’ career has been something of a slow burn, but the 27-year-old Latvian has continued to grow in strength and tactical nous with each passing season. That showed in 2018 when he enjoyed his most successful season to date." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

January 17, 2019






Sagan starts season on winning note.

(velonews.com)-"It’s a new racing season for Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) with a familiar ending. A few new tattoos, a new haircut, and a new jersey, at least compared to the past three season debuts." (velonews.com) Photo: ©Daniel Kalisz | Getty Images

January 17, 2019





How Deceuninck Quick Step are trying to replicate their golden 2018.

(rouleur.cc)-"Team principal Lefevere is aware that 2018’s prolific tally could be a rod for their backs, saying “we cannot say we are going to do it the same … we stand for winning, but we also stand for quality." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Sigfrid Eggers, Deceuninck Quick Step Cycling Team

January 17, 2019






Gaviria: I return to San Juan with gusto.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Colombian sprinter says he hopes to start his season off on the "right foot" by adding to his three previous victories at the seven-day event." (cyclingnews.com) (UAE Team Emirates)

January 17, 2019





Milan San Remo winner Filippo Pozzato due to kickstart new career in roller hockey.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Milan San Remo winner Filippo Pozzato only announced his retirement last month, but the Italian is already jumping head first into a new line of work." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

January 17, 2019





Osprey Seral & Savu bring minimalist carry options to your hips.

(bikerumor.com)-"Osprey is expanding their pack line for 2019 with new carry options - no matter where you like to stash your gear. Their new Seral & Savu lumbar packs are now available and headed to your local bike shop." (bikerumor.com) By Louis Arevalo

January 17, 2019





2019 Bianchi Zolder Pro updates CX, in race ready carbon cyclocross bike.

(bikerumor.com)-"Italian bike maker Bianchi has quietly slipped out a new celeste Zolder Pro, a modern carbon cyclocross bike that their mountain bike pros have been campaigning on this winter." (bikerumor.com) Photos by Michele Mondini

January 17, 2019






Former GB cyclist Jess Varnish loses landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport.

(telegraph.co.uk)-"Varnish, who was cut from the Great Britain cycling program in March 2016, had hoped to persuade the tribunal she was effectively employed by the sport's national governing body or the elite funding agency so she could then sue British Cycling for discrimination." (telegraph.co.uk) (Getty Images)

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January 16, 2019






Email sent from testosterone supplier to Dr Richard Freeman obtained by BBC.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The email, addressed to Dr Freeman, said: “Just to confirm that I have now received back the Testogel 50mg pack of 30 sachets, which we sent in error to you. This will be destroyed on our premises." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

January 16, 2019





Bahrain Merida working to resolve salary payment delays.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Bahrain Merida team management preferred not to reveal any details of the problems and said they were confident that the matter would soon be resolved." (cyclingnews.com) (KL Photo)

January 16, 2019





Michael Woods angling for Tour debut following breakout 2018.

(velonews.com)-"Michael Woods didn’t start racing professionally until he was 25, but even as a teenage running prodigy, he was already dreaming of racing at the Tour de France." (velonews.com) Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

January 16, 2019





Team Sky’s four new recruits for 2019.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The 2019 transfer market was relatively quiet for Team Sky, with just four riders joining for the new season." (cyclingweekly.com) (Picture: Team Sky)

January 16, 2019





PINARELLO x PELOTON: La Jolla to Mount Soledad.

(pelotonmagazine.com)-"After attacking the spectacular Torrey Pines climb on the Southern California coast in the morning, we’re only too happy to go out in search of another local climbing destination." (pelotonmagazine.com) James Startt

January 16, 2019





Lampaert: People expect more of me now.

(cyclingnews.com)-"In a team of Tom Boonens, Niki Terpstras, and Philippe Gilberts, it can be hard for a younger, quieter rider to stand out. Yet Yves Lampaert has grown in stature in the past two years." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

January 16, 2019




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