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Max Walscheid wins stage 7 at the Tour of Hainan.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling-today.com): The stage went according to plan with the breakaway ahead and we were able to control the gapThumb Overlay."Max Walscheid edged out a fantastic sprint victory after another tight finish on stage seven of the Tour of Hainan.

The German timed his run to perfection in Sanya, to take his fourth victory of the week. He consolidates his grip on the points jersey, with two more stages remaining."

October 28, 2016

2016 Tour of Hainan LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com) (eurosport.co.uk): Brazilian Rafael Andriato gets the nod, sprints to first win of the season to kick off 2016 Tour of HainanThumb Overlay."Friday's Tour of Hainan Stage 7 may start at 1:00pm local (1:00am U.S. Eastern or 7:00am CET) and is possibly expected at the finish at at around 3:00pm local (3:00am U.S. Eastern or 9:00am CET).

Tour of Hainan live video streaming (if available) may get underway at about 12:50pm local (12:50am U.S. Eastern or 6:50am CET)."
(cyclingfans.com) (eurosport.co.uk)

Mohoric wins Tour of Hainan queen stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Matej Mohoric (Lampre - Merida) drives the breakaway. (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Lutsenko takes over GC lead as Walscheid fades out of contention." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 27, 2016

Will Joaquim Rodríguez race again?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): An emotional Joaquim Rodriguez leaves the press conference (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Joaquim Rodríguez changes his mind from one day to the next. One morning he wakes up and thinks 'I'm going to come back and go again, giving it 100 per cent'.

The next, he contents himself with the thought that it is all behind him."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

October 27, 2016

Dimension Data set to retain WorldTour status for 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): Steve Cummings and Dimension Data celebrate the overall victory (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Dimension Data looks set to keep its place in the 2017 WorldTour after an agreement between the UCI and Tour de France organizer ASO to modify their deal on WorldTour reforms that originally reduced the number of teams to 17 next season, Cyclingnews has learned." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

October 26, 2016

Third victory in a row for Max Walscheid at the Tour of Hainan.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): Max Walscheid who was the strongest to take his third victory of the week in China.Thumb Overlay."Max Walscheid took his third victory in a row at the Tour of Hainan after he outsprinted Rafael Andriato and Roberto Ferrari, and extended his lead in the general and points classification.

A rather hilly 184.9km stage from Danzhou to Changjiang was in store for the riders with Walscheid still looking after a 16 second lead in the general classification."

October 26, 2016

Wiggins maintains silence amid growing questions.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Bradley Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the five-time Olympic champion had been granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) by cycling authorities for the powerful steroid triamcinolone (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Organizers have made it clear that they do not expect Bradley Wiggins to meet with the media this week while he competes on the track at the Six Day London.

Speaking with the London Evening Standard ahead of the race, a Six Day London spokesperson said race organizers are "not expecting Brad to talk to the media during the event."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

October 26, 2016

Giant Alpecin development team boosts its roster.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Giant Alpecin lead the peloton (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Team Giant Alpecin, to be called Team Sunweb Giant as of 2017, is looking “to become a catalyst to revitalize German cycling – from the bottom to the top – with a long-term vision.”

The Sunweb developmental team will debut in January, in a program which will allow the team to “educate their own top riders from a young age and grow them into the WorldTour program."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

A complete guide to rear derailleurs.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo are the three main players in the drivetrain market (BikeRadar)Thumb Overlay."Is it time to upgrade or replace your derailleur?

Do you sit awake at night worrying about what a tooth capacity is? Or have you ever simply wanted to know absolutely everything there is to know about buying a rear derailleur? If so, you’ve come to the right place."

October 26, 2016

POC to become kit supplier for Cannondale Drapac.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Josh Evans / Immediate Media): New editions of POC's DO Blades were spotted. The orange and black frame with reflective lenses are the latest to be added to the DO Blade line up (Josh Evans / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Cannondale Drapac has extended its deal with clothing an accessory manufacturer POC for a further three seasons.

The new deal will also see the Swedish company become the team's kit sponsor, with the 2017 jersey set to be revealed on Friday, November 4."
(cyclingnews.com) (Josh Evans / Immediate Media)

October 26, 2016

Hands-on: Cycliq’s updated Fly6 rear-light camera.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): the Fly6 is really the best option out there today for combining both a bike light and a rear facing cameraThumb Overlay."You know when you look at that stack of mail piling up on your kitchen table and decide to sift through it tomorrow? But tomorrow’s been happening for an indeterminate amount of time?

Well tomorrow is today. As I continue the random clearing out of Interbike related news, I bring you an update and some hands-on goodness with the new Cycliq Fly6 light-camera combo."

October 26, 2016

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First look at Giro: Leaks reveal a Froome friendly course.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia should feature some of Italy's most famous and scenic mountain passes. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."The cycling world, including three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, likes the look of the 100th edition Giro d’Italia after the 2017 route was leaked overnight Monday.

Froome posted his appreciation of the 2017 Giro, May 5 to 28, via Twitter without prompt. He shared a GIF image with hearts and wrote, “Looking at the leaked 2017 @giroditalia route like."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 25, 2016

Another sprint victory for Max Walscheid at Tour of Hainan.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): Once again, Max Walscheid was the strongest and took an emphatic victory in the sprint finish. Thumb Overlay."Max Walscheid sprinted to his second victory in two days at the Tour of Hainan, and remains the leader in the general and points classification.

With the start in Chengmai, the stage covered 159.4 km, with a cat. 4 climb along the way.

The stage saw an eight-rider breakaway move clear, gaining four minutes before the bunch tightened the leash and reduce their gap."

October 25, 2016

Power meter Kickstarter Brim Brothers leaves backers in the lurch.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Caley Fretz: The Brim Brothers Zone power meter combines force data from a plate under the cleat with accelerometer data from this pod to calculate power. It can be moved from bike to bike with ease, as it's not actually attached to the bike. Just bring your shoes. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.comThumb Overlay."The dark side of Kickstarter campaigns has reared its ugly head.

Brim Brothers made big waves when the company announced it was working on a wearable power meter device, and its Kickstarter campaign quickly exceeded its funding goal. But on Tuesday, CEO Barry Redmond announced the company is ceasing operations without bringing a finished product to market.

That means anyone who pledged money to the campaign won’t see the promised goods."
(velonews.com) Photo: Caley Fretz

October 25, 2016

Specialized 2017 road bikes – first look: Venge ViAS Disc, Tarmac Disc, Allez Sprint, Sequoia, Roval wheels and more.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): Let’s go on a journey through Specialized’s 2017 road range…Thumb Overlay."Specialized has been busy over the past 12 months, with the Venge ViAS Disc aero bike, Roubaix endurance bike and Sequoia adventure/touring bike all introduced as part of a revamped model year 2017 line-up.

Add to that the arrival of the race-bred, aluminium Allez DSW SL Sprint in the UK, and the existing Tarmac and Diverge models, and there’s just about something for everyone from Specialized."

October 25, 2016

Tour of Hainan: Walscheid wins stage 3.

"German rider Max Walscheid made amends for his premature celebration on the opening stage of the Tour of Hainan by winning today’s third stage from Haikou to Chengmai.

The Team Giant Alpecin rider outsprinted Andrea Pasqualon and Tino Thömel for the win at the end of the 208-kilometer stage. "
(cyclingnews.com) (thebikecomesfirst.com)

October 24, 2016

Abu Dhabi Tour in numbers.

October 24, 2016

One gear and a lot of beer: Mountain Bike Single Speed World Championships.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Simone Giuliani and Gianna Romano: by Simone Giuliani October 28, 2016 Photography by Simone Giuliani and Gianna RomanoThumb Overlay."Before turning up to the small Australian town of Woodend for the Holgate Brewhouse Single Speed World Championships last weekend, I’d heard more than the odd tale about what a single speed mountain bike race was like and had experienced plenty of events that embraced the less than serious side of cycling.

Nothing could quite prepare me for what was to come."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Simone Giuliani and Gianna Romano

October 28, 2016

Copeland defends Bahrain Merida's recruitment policy.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Vincenzo Nibali laughs with future teammates at the Bahrain Merida camp (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."As a primary selection criterion for the UCI's License Commission, WorldTour points have taken on a whole new significance since the UCI declared it would reduce the quota of WorldTour teams from 18 to 17 next year, leaving new applicants Bahrain Merida and Bora Hansgrohe in a three-way battle with Dimension Data – this year's lowest-ranked team – over the final two licenses." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 28, 2016

WADA Independent Observer report highlights anti-doping deficiencies in Rio Olympic Games.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): 2016 Rio Olympic Games (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The World Anti-Doping Agency published the report from the Independent Observers who monitored doping controls at the Olympic Games in Rio today.

The report praised the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory (LBCD) but was highly critical of the accommodations made for doping control officers (DCOs) by the Rio 2016 organization."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

October 27, 2016

USA Cycling RaceClean program nabs unprecedented number of amateur athletes for doping.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): USA cycling's Derek Bouchard-Hall (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Camilo Ulloa was the latest amateur athlete found to have violated anti-doping rules as part of USA Cycling's RaceClean Program.

The Colombian tested positive for the stimulant Ritalin (Methylphenidate) during the 2016 Tour of America's Dairyland in Wisconsin on June 25.

The 28-year-old is the fifth anti-doping suspension handed down under the program since August."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

October 27, 2016

Stig Broeckx showing positive signs in recovery.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling-today.com): These are very small but significant signs of recoveryThumb Overlay."Crashed by a motorcycle at the Tour of Belgium in May, Lotto Soudal’s Stig Broeckx was declared out of danger by doctors over the summer, though he remained in a coma at a rehabilitation center in Overpelt as a result of his head injury." (cycling-today.com)

October 27, 2016

Marianne Vos: ‘I’m used to pushing myself… And that’s where it went wrong’.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Vos, a 12-time world champion, has spent the last year returning from overtraining and fatigue. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."When Marianne Vos arrived at her Rabo Liv team camp this past January, she skipped the long, hard training rides, instead spinning to coffee with team soigneurs.

The short, easy rides marked Vos’s comeback to cycling, after she sat out most of the 2015 season due to fatigue and injury.

After a decade of racing road, cyclocross, mountain bike, and track with no time off for recovery, Vos’s body had simply shut down."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

Dombrowski continues quest to master grand tours’ mountains.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Joe Dombrowski has completed three grand tours: One Giro and two Vueltas. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Perhaps it’s no surprise which grand tour is Joe Dombrowski’s favorite. For a rider who won the “Baby Giro,” his first taste of the “real” Giro d’Italia this season convinced him.

“I really enjoyed the Giro,” Dombrowski said. “It’s my favorite race I’ve done as a pro so far, partly because it suits me. It has longer climbs, less punchy than Vuelta a España. I usually ride well that time of year, May-June. I like the fans, the culture. I love the Giro!"
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

Secrets of the Giro d'Italia 2017 - Analysis.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): 2017 Giro d'Italia presentation - trophy on display (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The 2017 Giro d'Italia route is packed with mountain stages of every kind, balanced partially by 67km of individual time trialing.

However, the race still favors the climber but they will have to know how to handle technical descents, racing at altitude and have the endurance to be at their best for three weeks.

Tom Dumoulin might be tempted by the time trials but he will have to suffer all the way to Milan if he wants to fight for the pink jersey."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

‘Now is the time for Chris Froome to race the Giro d’Italia’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Chris Froome at the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné (Yuzuru Sunada) Thumb Overlay."Team Sky’s Chris Froome should participate in the 2017 Giro d’Italia because it suits him and it is the 100th edition.

“It’s the time for him to race because a complete rider should win the Giro, the Vuelta and the Tour,” Italian Felice Gimondi told Cycling Weekly."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

October 26, 2016

Is the 2017 Giro Course Too Hard?

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com) Photo by Bryn Lennon - Velo/Getty Images: Photo by Bryn Lennon - Velo/Getty ImagesThumb Overlay."All the details were revealed by the Giro d’Italia regarding its centenary race, and all you really need to know is that it’s about the eternal love.

OK, all you really need to know about the Giro is that it will be a rolling feast of climbs and assorted challenges across some fifteen of the twenty regions of Italy."
(podiumcafe.com) Photo by Bryn Lennon - Velo/Getty Images

October 26, 2016

Bontrager Lights and Sportful’s New Top: Service Course Goods.

Thumbnail Credit (pelotonmagazine.com): Don’t call it a jacket. This Sportful FiandreThumb Overlay."Daylight savings is almost upon us which means commutes home get darker and afternoon rides get chillier.

We all need to be prepared. Here are three items to make sure you’re ready – a surprisingly versatile garment from Sportful and two brand new Bontrager Lights."

October 26, 2016

Tall people rejoice, 32er bikes are here!

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): 32Thumb Overlay."Sensing there was a demand for bikes between regular 29ers and its larger sized 36” option, DirtySixer decided to develop the new wheel size for the taller, but not truly gargantuan, riders out there.

The 32” bikes are designed for riders from 5’8” (size small) to a really rather big 6’8” (size large)."

October 26, 2016

Brutal course for 100th Giro unveiled.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ANSA - PERI / DI MEO / ZENNARO: Photo: ANSA - PERI / DI MEO / ZENNAROThumb Overlay."It has been a topic of hot discussion ever since the end of the Giro this year. Just how hard would the route for the Hundredth Giro be?

The wait is finally over and RCS Sport, race organziers, have not disappointed, unveiling a brutal course in Milan today."
(cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ANSA - PERI / DI MEO / ZENNARO

October 25, 2016

Roche: Contador's best is behind him but he's still got more to give.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Alberto Contador outfitted in a retro Tinkoff kit (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Nicolas Roche believes that his former teammate Alberto Contador is past his prime but says that the Spaniard still has the form to ‘turn a race upside down’.

Roche rode with Contador for two years at Tinkoff, supporting him at the 2013 and 2014 Tours de France."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 25, 2016

How To Treat Saddle Sores.

Thumbnail Credit (totalwomenscycling.com): Saddle sores are more common than you may thinkThumb Overlay."As much as we love getting out on our bikes and logging the miles,we definitely do not love some of the more uncomfortable truths that surround cycling.

When it comes to riding your bike though, you have to take the good with the bad, sores, warts and all."

October 25, 2016

“I want this team to perform:” Aqua Blue Sport owner lays out targets and timeline.

"News earlier this year that a new Pro Continental squad was in the pipeline for 2017 seemed significant primarily because it would be Ireland’s first team at that level.

However in recent weeks the full scale of the project has become apparent. Rather than making a quiet entry to the sport, the Aqua Blue Sport setup has inked deals with some very solid names.

It’s clear that it will mean business from day one of next season."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Aqua Blue Sport

October 25, 2016

PEZ Daily Distraction. "As it is Giro week in PEZ we had to have a look back at the Astoria wine promo girls; Eleonora Alberti and Marika Barbati." (pezcyclingnews.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016

Parliament to look into Wiggins 'mystery package'.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images): Bradley Wiggins competes in the Six Day London Cycling at the Velodrome on October 25, 2016 in London, England (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."The Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee in the British Parliament, Damian Collins MP, has told British Cycling that the committee has questions about the “mystery medical package delivered by a British Cycling employee to Team Sky at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphiné,” according to the Telegraph." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 28, 2016

Chris Froome ‘unlikely’ to race Giro d’Italia with Tour de France his 2017 priority.

Thumbnail Credit: The leader's jersey of the Tour de France incorporates Dyneema (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Despite expressing his approval of the Giro d’Italia 2017 route Chris Froome has said it is unlikely that he will be on the start line of the Italian race next season.

Froome has made no secret of his admiration of the Giro route in the past but ever since he has focused on the Tour de France the three time winner has opted to skip Italy’s premiere race."

October 28, 2016

October 27, 2016

Aitor Gonzalez arrested for robbery in Spain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Anthony Tan): Yeaah! The stage and overall winner of the Tour de Suisse, Aitor Gonzalez (Euskaltel-Euskadi). (Anthony Tan/Cyclingnews.com)Thumb Overlay."Aitor Gonzalez, who won the 2002 Vuelta a Espana, has been arrested for being involved in the robbery of a mobile-phone store in Alicante, Spain.

It is the Spaniard’s fourth brush with the law. The 41-year-old was arrested early Tuesday morning “next to the property where the window had just been broken,” according to diarioinformacion.com."
(cyclingnews.com) (Anthony Tan)

October 27, 2016

Is Tour of California 2017 returning to a north-south route?.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Wil Matthews): The men's field in action. (Wil Matthews)Thumb Overlay."The host cities for the 2017 Tour of California are a closely guarded secret, but hints of the route gleaned from several official city websites and local reports suggest a return to a north-south configuration, with a possible overall start in Sacramento and stage 2 taking off from Modesto." (cyclingnews.com) (Wil Matthews)

October 27, 2016

October 26, 2016

Anti-doping leaders call for complete separation from sports.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images): Sir Craig Reedie, President of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."The leaders of the world's national antidoping organizations (NADOs) met today in Bonn, Germany, where they called on the World AntiDoping Organization and the International Olympic Commitee to separate themselves and form a truly independent body to fight doping in sports." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

October 26, 2016

Giro d’Italia not for sale says new RCS president.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): New RCS president Urbano Cairo at the Giro d'Italia 2017 presentation (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The new president and CEO of RCS Media Group has told Cyclingnews that the Italian company has no plans to sell the Giro d’Italia and the other major races organized by RCS Sport, believing that the Italian company has huge potential and can regain some of the ground it has lost to the Tour de France in the last 30 years." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

Ben Swift: I couldn’t turn down TJ Sport.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Ben Swift talks with reporters after stage 5 at the Tour of Britain. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."After seven years Ben Swift has finally flown from the Team Sky nest and set about forging a new future for himself at a new team.

The 28-year-old will ride for Project TJ Sport in 2017 – formerly Lampre Merida – and will lead the team in a number of races."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

Smukulis leaves Astana for Delko Marseille.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Gatis Smukulis (Astana Pro Team) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Gatis Smukulis will ride for Delko Marseille Provence KTM as of 2017.

The French Professional Continental team announced the signing of the Astana rider on Wednesday morning."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 26, 2016

Best road cycling helmets: 13 of our top picks.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): Let's take a look at the best road cycling helmets currently on the market (BikeRadar)Thumb Overlay."Head protection is obviously the priority when it comes to helmets, and it continues to be realized by using expanded polystyrene structures shrouded in polycarbonate shells.

But new aspects are coming into play as our understanding of the dynamics of crashing deepens."

October 26, 2016

Tested: Pinarello Gan GR-S.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) Matt Rainey: Big tires and a little suspension combine with Italian racing DNA for a unique take on the gravel racing trend By mike yozellThumb Overlay."Wonderfully unscripted.

That’s what I like about a ride on a bike as capable as the Gan GR-S. It plays to pointing the wheels in any direction you please, confident that you’ll be able to conquer whatever pops up."
(bicycling.com) Matt Rainey

October 26, 2016

Six road cycling tech innovations that didn’t catch on.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com) (Pic: Mavic): Ahead of the curve? Mavic launched the Mektronic groupset in 1999, but it was beset by problems (Pic: Mavic)Thumb Overlay."The cycling world, especially in the crucible of the pro peloton, is full of new innovations each season.

Naturally, those innovations demonstrate what can be done when research and development teams backed with large budgets get their creative juices flowing."
(roadcyclinguk.com) (Pic: Mavic)

October 26, 2016

October 25, 2016

The painful and demoralizing truth inside women’s “pro” cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (stickybottle.com): British rider Jessie Walker has given a fascinating insight into the life of a female ‘professional’ rider. The 22-year old from Sheffield has left the sport indefinitely and has given her reasoning in a very detailed blog post on her own personal website.Thumb Overlay."A young British female rider has spoken out about the grim reality of the professional cycling landscape – one that she has taken an indefinite break from.

Jessie Walker, who rides for Italian team Servetto-Footon, describes the pro game as a harsh and sometimes controling environment for athletes."

October 25, 2016


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