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Photo: Grand Prix de Wallonie Profile...
Wednesday's Grand Prix de Wallonie departs Chaudfontaine at 11:55am CET (5:55am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Namur at around 4:50pm CET (10:50am U.S. Eastern).  GP de Wallonie live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

September 17, 2014





Elia Viviani (Cannondale) wins the Coppa Bernocchi
Photo: © Bettini.
Elia Viviani claimed victory in the Coppa Bernocchi after unleashing a devastating sprint finish to see off the challenge of Filippo Pozzato and Simone Ponzi in Legnano. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: For many young Americans, USA Cycling's Development House is the best way to gain the experience needed to compete at events like world championships. From there, those with enough potential may go on to professional careers in the sport. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
USA Cycling’s development house is equal parts racing headquarters and dormitory for wayfaring American racers. The program and house consist mostly of young men, though some older professional women trickle in and out of the facility’s doors. (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: National time trial champion Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare), has been motorpacing in Boulder, Colorado, preparing for the world TT championships. Photo: Whitney Rogers..
As time winds down on the season, Allison Powers is cranking it up. Out on the flat roads just outside of Boulder, Colorado, Powers can be found on her time trial bike, tucked into the draft of a moped, as she finalizes her preparations for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

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

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

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

Tour of Britain - Sept 7-14 (Results),

GP Cycliste de Montréal - Sept 14 (Results),

GP Cycliste de Québec - Sept 12 (Results),

Tour of Alberta - Sept 2-7 (Results),

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

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


September 16, 2014




General manager Patrick Lefevere meets the troops
Photo: © Daniel Benson.
Patrick Lefevere is, predictably, not happy with the Belgian team selected for the upcoming world championships. While Tom Boonen will be one of the team captains, Lefevere thought that national coach Carlo Bomans should have chosen more Omega Pharma-QuickStep riders. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




The Thompson Family along with Ms. Philadelphia, congratulate the Men’s podium: 2nd place, Cole House (Gateway Harley Davidson/Trek U23 Cycling Team) 1st place Shane Kline (Team Smartstop Pro Cycling) 3rd place, Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez (Jamis Hagens Berman)
Photo: © marcoquezada.com.
Amy Cutler wins women's race. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Fernando Alonso on stage eighteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia .
Formula One star Fernando Alonso is reportedly still planning to debut his cycling team in 2015, but he could do so with lowered aims. Instead of the first division WorldTour, Spain’s Bici Ciclismo website reported earlier this month that the Spaniard’s team may race in the second division and hope for wildcard invitations to the Grand Tours. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)





Photo: The cycling future of Cadel Evans remains open to speculation (AAP).
At 37, the Australian cycling legend is clearly in the closing stages of his time as a top-level competitor. He will be a key member of the Australia team for this month's world road championships in Spain. It is understood he will also ride the Giro di Lombardia, the one-day classic that traditionally ends the international season. (sbs.com.au)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Ivan Basso, pictured at the 2014 Giro d’Italia team presentation in Belfast, will bid farewell to Cannondale in the winter as he prepares to sign for Tinkoff-Saxo.
Despite a squad which already boasts the newly-crowned Vuelta a Espana champion in Alberto Contador and the Tour de France King of the Mountains winner Rafal Majka, Tinkoff-Saxo have been busy in the transfer market. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Doing it wrong: Spectators sprayed beer on Cross Vegas racers. (Photo: Meg McMahon).
"Every season something really messed up happens that gets the community riled up. Since I have this little soapbox here, I’m going to take a stab at addressing the latest brouhaha." (pelotonmagazine.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Beth Ann Orton got her night racing legs ready for a StarCrossed win at Cross Vegas 2014. © MikeAlbright.com / Cyclocross Magazine.
It was all sun and no rain on a classic Pacific Northwest evening for the 2014 edition of Subaru StarCrossed. Although this year’s edition was unsanctioned, the payout for Elite Men and Women win was the biggest cash payout in US Cyclocross history to date at $2500 for the win, for men and for women. (cxmagazine.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Two special editions of Super Record have been produced since its return to Campagnolo’s catalogue.
Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 16, 2014




Joe Dombrowski (Sky) put in a good ride after coming back from an early season knee injury
Photo: © Jonathan Devich/CN.
Joe Dombrowski lined up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal at the weekend but the Canadian races were almost certainly his last as a Team Sky rider. He is still recovering from recent surgery to resolve the Iliac artery problem that has so affected the last 18 months of his career. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014





Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
The completion of the third and final grand tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, along with two Canadian one-day races has seen a reshuffle in the individual WorldTour rankings. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: It’s easy to think ‘I’d love to have another crack next year’, but then I have to start thinking bigger picture.
Bradley Wiggins finished third in the Tour of Britain after he had won the time trial on the final day. As he turns his attention towards the Rio Olympics, however, he will no longer contest overall classifications in stage races. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: I know strictly speaking
The Vuelta is over, the Tour of Britain is over, the Canadian races are done and dusted, all the roads of preparation for the Worlds are now converging on Ponferrada , Spain. And we're starting to get a sense of who might be there at the pointy end of that race. Here are some names that passed the smell test. (podiumcafe.com)

September 15, 2014




Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).
Photo: © Bettini.
Belgium will send a strong team to the world championships in Ponferrada, led by former world champions Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert. Pieter Serry and Kristoff Vandewalle will represent the country in the time trial. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Chris Froome and Fabio Aru on stage eighteen of the 2014 Tour of Spain.
“I did everything I could. I raced to the best of ability. As a team, we really pushed together. I don’t think any of us has any regret. Alberto [Contador] was really impressive in this Vuelta. If I’ve learned anything about racing against him, it’s to not let him get any time because I might never get that time back.” (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 15, 2014




Photo: It’s been a strange year for me. I never thought I’d fight for a polka dot jersey in my career. But as a team, we’re happy with what we’ve achieved...
Luis Leon Sanchez surprised himself by winning the mountains competition in the Vuelta a Espana. Having originally just been protecting the lead of his teammate Lluis Mas, he suddenly found himself in a position to go for the win. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Until yesterday’s stage I thought about top fifteen, that was the goal at the start...
Lotto Belisol signed Maxime Monfort as their leader for the Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia but the Belgian could only manage 16th in the Spanish grand tour. He admits that the results corresponds to his level in what was otherwise a successful race for the Belgian team. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 15, 2014




The Taiwan KOM Challenge climbs 11,000 feet over the course of 105 kilometers. Photo: Taiwan KOM Challenge.
The course takes the participants up at an average 7 percent through the Taroko Gorge to the 97km point at Dayuling, and then rises up its remaining kilometers to a maximum incline of 27 percent, averaging 17 percent for the final eight kilometers. (velonews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: New rubber aimed at road riders who spend a lot of time on dirt and gravel.
Add Michelin to the growing number of companies offering gravel road riding specific product. The giant tire maker has rolled out a beefier 28c version of its popular PRO4 Endurance tire to go along with 23c and 25c options. (roadbikereview.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: The brand's lineup includes road and mountain bike tubes in common sizes and formats, including 27.5 and 29 inch mountain tubes. .
Rubbers Brand Bicycle Tubes feature minimalist packaging, cheeky positioning, and a bundled glueless patch included with each tube. (bicycleretailer.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: The entire PatchNride system is not exactly tiny, but it is still smaller than bottles of emergency tire sealant that many triathletes or tubular riders will carry.
"From what we’ve seen, PatchNride will be a game changer, especially for the world of tubulars." (bikerumor.com)

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Photo: © velonews.competitor.com...
American veteran Chris Horner reached the end of his racing season with Lampre-Merida at the WorldTour finale Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal on Sunday with no signed contract for 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014





A favorite for the world championship, John Degenkolb is now in a Frankfurt hospital, battling a lymphatic infection. Photo: Facebook/John Degenkolb.
Less than two weeks away from the world road championship, where he was to be considered a favorite for victory, German John Degenkolb is in a Frankfurt hospital with a severe lymphatic infection. (velonews.com)

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Photo: Jens Voigt will make an attempt on the hour record September 18.
Photography by Trek Factory Racing. (cyclingtips.com.au)
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Jens will make an attempt to set the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland.  Eurosport and other broadcasters are expected to broadcast this event live on television and there should be live streams from 6:30pm CET (12:30pm U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Ag2r’s La Mondiale’s team budget for 2013 was €11,856,563, up from €10.6m in 2012 and €9.4m in 2011, an increase of 13% a year..
It’s been a winning year for Ag2r La Mondiale with Jean-Christophe Péraud’s second place in the Tour de France but so much more including Carlos Betancur’s win in Paris-Nice plus the team prizes in the Giro and Tour de France and they might have won in the Vuelta had Domenico Pozzovivo, Carlos Betancur and Alexis Vuillermoz been present and in-shape. Nevermind the speculation, they’re third on the UCI’s team rankings today. (inrng.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Adam Hansen runs us through his Vuelta – Ten in a row, now that’s impressive.
Ten consecutive Grand Tours is quite an achievement, but then to top it off with a solo stage win is a dream come true. One of the hardest riders in the Pro peloton. (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014





Photo: IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar (CC).
The team's six cyclists were expected back Tuesday in Colombia for a planned press conference to explain their views. They have reportedly been wearing the outfits since January. (sbs.com.au)

September 16, 2014




The Shimano SC-9050 Display Unit gives the rider the information he needs. Battery level and shift mode are displated on the left. The
Synchro shifting, which shifts the front and rear derailleurs with input into just the rear shifter, did not sound appealing. The Synchro system, when I first heard of it, seemed to remove a certain amount of control from the rider. I pictured myself sprinting over a rise in my big ring, and the system kicking me down into the little ring just as I crested the summit, leaving me in the completely wrong gear for the start of a descent. In reality, the rider still has loads of control, and the system adds to the rider’s experience. It doesn’t take away from it. (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: The head badge is metal and still made in Pennsylvania..
At NAHBS 2012, Competitive Cyclist relaunched the Merlin brand as Backcountry’s latest acquisition. Last year, they were wheeling around a titanium 29er at Outdoor Demo. Now, they’ve gone and introduced a new carbon fiber road bike called Empire. (bikerumor.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: The new Assault SLG, Strike SLG and Attack carbon clincher rims come with a Reynolds kit for tubeless use, and the company reports good success with Kenda SCT tires. © Cyclocross Magazine.
Rather than overcrowding their retailers with wheel options, Reynolds will be removing their standard clincher models from production and offer all of their wheel sets as tubeless ready, while all will come with tubeless tape and valve installed, and no difference in weight. (cxmagazine.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: At first glance the trainer looks pretty complicated, but the beauty is in the details.
Since the lowly mag trainer was firs introduced, there hasn’t been a whole lot of new developments to the tech. SportCrafters’ prototype trainer is set to change that. While the SportCrafters proto isn’t the first to offer progressive resistance, it’s appears to be one of the first mag trainers to offer fluid like feel without the, uh, fluid. (bikerumor.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Not fast, bad visor attachment...
BikeRadar verdict: 2 out of 5 stars. "Off the pace in this high-level company." (bikeradar.com)

September 16, 2014




The SMART Genesis LifeBEAM helmet’s contours are almost identical to this Lazer Helium helmet I’ve been wearing for a few years. They weigh almost the same, too. The Helium, which has no HRM in it, weighs more, at 395g, than the 388g Lazer Genesis with the LifeBEAM HRM built into it. That said, the Helium is an XL and fits great, and the Genesis is an L. Lazer’s advertised weight for the Genesis LifeBEAM helmet is 285g! I don’t know where they found one more than 100g lighter. I have a number of helmets that do fit my head and that are over 100 grams lighter than either of these Lazers, but I don’t notice the weight difference while riding. Photo: Lennard Zinn | VeloNews.com.
"I do use what I think is a particularly excellent solution: a heart monitor built into my helmet! The LifeBEAM SMART cycling helmet has an HRM that transmits via ANT+ to my Garmin unit on my handlebar (or via Bluetooth to a smartphone). It has an on/off switch, an indicator light, and a 170mAh lithium polymer battery rechargeable via a mini-USB port built into a Lazer Genesis helmet." (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014





Photo: Evans has resisted the temptation to do another year in the bunch.
The will he-won’t he question about Cadel Evans’ future and possible retirement appears to be heading in the direction of the Australian hanging up his wheels, with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport reporting that the 37 year old rider has indeed decided that 2014 will be his final full season. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 15, 2014




Peter Sagan did not finish the Vuelta, but he's serious about challenging for a world title in Spain. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Peter Sagan lacks the results like he had in 2013, but his trainer said that after the Vuelta a España, he is in a perfect spot for the upcoming world championship road race. (velonews.com)

September 15, 2014




Elle Anderson, pictured here at CrossVegas in Vanderkitten kit, will race for the Kalas-NNOF team in the coming 2014/2015 cyclocross season. Photo: Dave McElwaine | VeloNews.com.
The revelation of the 2013-2014 American cyclocross season, Elle Anderson, is heading to the sport’s epicenter, basing herself in Belgium this season to focus on her first full European ’cross campaign. It’s a step that would have made another young Vermont native proud. (velonews.com)

September 15, 2014




Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) leads Allen Krughoff (Noosa) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) at the 2014 Boulder Cup. Photo by Kevin Scott Batchelor..
National cyclocross champ Jeremy Powers put on a spectacle Sunday as he charged to victory at Boulder Cup for the second consecutive year. (velonews.com)

September 15, 2014






Photo: Probably not the kind of exposure the team was looking for.
Now, there have been some bad kits over the years. This Footon-Servetto kit from 2010 for instance, or even Greg Lemond’s Z-Tomasso team from 1990, but now there is a sure fire winner for the worst kit ever. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 15, 2014




Matej Mohoric (Cannondale) takes his pull at the front
Photo: © Jon Devich/Cyclingnews.com/epicimages.us.
Matej Mohoric, 19, has confirmed that he will ride for the new-look Cannondale team in 2015, having signed a contract with the American squad. The current under 23 world champion had an existing deal with Cannondale for the upcoming season and signed a new deal after it was announced that a selection of the existing Cannondale squad would have offers under the management of Slipstream Sports. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Normally Fränk would be in the front group at the finish, I am not sure what happened, but somehow he lost contact on the downhill ...
After a poor performance in the GP Quebec, Trek had hoped to do better on the harder course in the GP Montreal. Frank Schleck had made it into the front group but was dropped on the high-speed descent in the final 3km. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Interbike wouldn’t be Interbike if there weren’t some really startling products.
"Lugged steel road frames are more typically found at NAHBS than Interbike these days. So it was refreshing to see one, especially one with as storied a background as the Masi Gran Criterium. Haro continues to guide the brand here in the U.S. and the product manager is a dyed-in-the-wool roadie. To my knowledge, the bike is still using the same lugs and tubes as it did back in the ’70s." (redkiteprayer.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Will the Zolder live up to its World Cup name? Interbike 2014 © Cyclocross Magazine.
Zolder is typically a World Cup stop in Belgium, officially called Heusden-Zolder after the two separate municipalities merged in 1977 . The cyclocross race has been held the day after Christmas at a Formula 1 race track, and is one the more storied events in cyclocross. Might Bianchi’s new carbon cyclocross bike live up to the famous name? (cxmagazine.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: 2015 Lazer Wasp Air IS .
The range includes the innovative WASP Air IS and Genesis Lifebeam, the top-end Z1, and new releases including the Magma and new women’s collection, Moi. (bikeradar.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: The rim shape is 45mm deep and 25mm wide (18 internal) with hidden nipples.
Token introduced their trident-profile Hero aero wheels last year with an alloy brake track above its carbon fairing. Now, they’ve got a full carbon model that shaves 109g off the set to come in at a claimed 1,630g (747g front, 883g rear – without rim tape). (bikerumor.com)

September 15, 2014








Marcel Kittel (Giant Shimano) powers to the win on stage 1 of the Tour of Britain
Photo: © AFP.
Van Baarle seals overall race victory. (cyclingnews.com)

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Photo: Daily Distraction.

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September 16, 2014




Photo: More thorough vetting of riders needed to avoid complications...
The Tiernan-Locke case – and, also, the Roman Kreuziger situation – have shown that there are risks to teams in signing riders from other squads. With the UCI biological passport potentially taking a couple of years to detect anomalies, there is a chance that one team will have to deal with the repercussions of what took place under the contract of another. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 16, 2014




Photo: After receiving news from the UCI on Friday that Matteo Rabottini has been provisionally suspended, we would like to announce that he is immediately excluded from the national squad.
Italian Matteo Rabottini has been excluded from his national squad for the upcoming world cycling championships following a positive test for a banned blood booster, the Italian cycling federation said. (pelotonmagazine.com)

September 16, 2014





Photo: Diego Ulissi won the stage 12 time trial at the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Italian Diego Ulissi returned to racing Tuesday in the Coppa Bernocchi regardless of turning in an anti-doping positive during the Giro d’Italia, which could potentially lead to a two-year ban. The Tuscan won two stages at the Italian grand tour but failed a test for Salbutamol and was later pulled from the team on June 25. (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014





Oleg Tinkov with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) on the podium alongiwth Saxo Bank's Lars Seier
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Fresh from his third overall victory at the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador’s thoughts are beginning to turn to new challenges. The Spaniard is certain to return to the Tour de France in 2015 after a crash ended his race prematurely this year, and he has admitted that winning all three grand tours in one year remains an ambition – albeit a difficult one to realize. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has a mechanical and gets help from his teammate
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Rigoberto Uran will not form part of Omega Pharma-QuickStep’s line-up in the team time trial at the world championships in Ponferrada, Spain on Sunday as he has not recovered from the asthmatic bronchitis that cut short his Vuelta a España. Uran had been lying in 6th place overall at the beginning of the third week but abandoned the race after losing ground on the road to La Farrapona. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) recovered to finish third on the stage
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Alejandro Valverde has signed a three-year contract extension with Movistar that will keep him at the team until the end of 2017. The 34-year-old joined the team, then known as Illes Baleares in 2005, and returned to the fold after returning from suspension at the beginning of 2012. (cyclingnews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Philippe Gilbert will try to win his second world title later this month. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Call Philippe Gilbert whatever you want, but don’t call him the favorite for the world championships. (velonews.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Starting at Lorne we rode 38 km east towards Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road before hanging a right for the KOM up Skenes Creek Road, 9.5km at an average of 5.1% gradient...
Over 5,000 people rode in the 2014 AGF in probably ideal weather in what would have to be one the most idyllic cycling region I have had the pleasure of riding along. (wednesdaylegs.wordpress.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: Powers demonstrates the three points of contact: left hand on handlebar, right hand on top tube, right hip against saddle .
Simple, effective tips from US national champion Jeremy Powers. (bikeradar.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: For the bog hopper with a bottomless budget, well-regarded German frame maker Marcus Storck has just the thing for you...
High-end German bike maker making renewed push into U.S. market. (roadbikereview.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: The Swobo Scofflaw says yes to gears, singlespeedng, fat tires and smaller budgets. © Cyclocross Magazine.
Swobo, a company originally founded on bringing wool back to cycling clothing more than two decades ago, has bikes in the line up that offer alternatives to the run of the mill. Swobo President Peter Discoe, son of cyclocross legend of the 1970’s Danny Nall, conjured the design of the new Scofflaw, a bike he calls an ‘alternative road’ bike. (cxmagazine.com)

September 16, 2014




Photo: She was thrown over the handlebars of her bike and struck her head (she was also not wearing a helmet). bicycle crash Olson sued the city for negligence. © fdslaw.com
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

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September 15, 2014




Photo: ADD CEO Lone Hansen told CyclingTips Monday that the agency was not in a position to comment at this point in time.
Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation into the sport of cycling continues onwards, with ADD confirming that no decision or conclusion has been reached yet in relation to the enquiry. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 15, 2014




Chris Froome (Team Sky) trying to drop Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
At times, the early part of the season seemed like little more than a game of long-distance one-upmanship between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador. Froome won the Tour of Oman on the same weekend that Contador claimed a stage at the Volta ao Algarve. The Spaniard went on to win Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of the Basque Country, so Froome responded firmly with (an ultimately controversial) victory at the Tour de Romandie. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014







Photo: Contador’s whole Vuelta was remarkable actually. He waited on Froome’s wheel til the moment was right then struck out like a cobra to secure a handful of seconds over the Briton.
Even before a bidon was chucked over the spectators heads in thirst-crazed desperation, the 2014 Vuelta a España (or The Veluta, as it’s endearingly known in my part of the world) was dubbed as the most exciting Grand Tour of 2014. (pezcyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) was close the the win today but had to settle for second place
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Simon Gerrans showed that he is a huge favorite for the world road race championships with his double victories at the Grands Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Montreal but Rui Costa also showed his class in Canada and confirmed that he will be a threat in Ponferrada in two weeks' time. The Portuguese rider has a real chance of retaining the rainbow jersey for another year. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Looking back at his Vuelta a España, Matthews sees high points, but also places where he believes more could have been possible.
Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Iglinskiy confessed to using EPO shortly after his positive test from Eneco Tour...
The anti-doping committee of the Kazakh Cycling Federation decided to suspend Valentin Iglinskiy for four years following his positive anti-doping test returned from this year’s Eneco Tour. This means that the 30-year old former Astana rider won’t be allowed to compete until August 11, 2018. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Damelandslaget under Energiewacht Tour i april. sykling.no.
Riders at a national women’s race in Norway protested on Sunday, following a selection decision by the national federation for the World Championships. Though allotted five places in the women’s road race, the Norges Cykleforbund have only selected three riders, with no time trial or junior representation.

September 15, 2014




Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) takes stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana
Photo: © Roberto Bettini.
French national coach Bernard Bourreau has finalised his nine-man team for the world championships road race in Ponferrada, with Nacer Bouhanni leading the line in a squad that also includes Warren Barguil, Romain Bardet and Tony Gallopin. (cyclingnews.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: The biggest news is the all-new Nitrogen aero road bike, which incorporates all-new TRP linear pull road brakes.
Argon 18 has been rather busy, bringing about new bikes for all the hot pavement categories -adventure road, aero road and triathlon- and equipping them with some new components from TRP and, from the looks of it, Shimano. (bikerumor.com)

September 15, 2014




Photo: Comprising of 3 different 250cm cables with strong magnets at one end, and unique fittings at the other for electronic wires, shift/brake housing, hydraulic lines, or cables at the other.
Depending on the frame, internal routing can be a mechanics worst nightmare. Fortunately Park Tool is here to help with their new IR-1 internal cable routing kit. (bikerumor.com)

September 15, 2014





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